I’ve recently had the opportunity to relocate to Grand Rapids from the east coast for work. After a few brief phone interviews with some local real estate agents, it was an easy decision to select Mark Brace moving forward. Not only is he knowledgeable, experienced and possess all the right credentials, but he also brings a specific skillset the majority of agents do not have...Technology. My relocation process was quite unique and being over a thousand miles away I did not have the luxury of personally touring each home. After communicating with Mark exactly what I was looking for, he hand-picked a beautiful house that suited all of my needs and exceeded expectations. Again, not being able to view the home in person, Mark set up a live, virtual tour online where he provided a live feed to view and walk-through the home. Mark went above and beyond and found me the perfect house that made my transition to Grand Rapids a smooth and enjoyable one!
We're so grateful that we asked Rustin help us find our home! He was a great realtor for us as first time home buyers. Always thorough, diligent, responsive, practical and very knowledgeable. He helped us spot problems immediately, things I never noticed, and walk away when we should. And when the time came to purchase he helped us get the offer in quickly and at a good amount so we got the exact home we wanted. We always recommend Rustin.
I have never met a more sincere person in my professional life than Chad. This review will not do justice to the incredible effort, loyalty, commitment, and sincerity Chad gives his clients. Buying or selling a home can be daunting but Chad makes the process exciting because of his network and experience. He has helped catapult and inspire my real estate journey. You always want someone who has your best interest and Chad embodies that more than anyone professional I know. I thank you, Chad for everything you have done. You have become a good friend because of your sincerity.
I couldn't have asked for a better realtor! Jeff's insight, guidance, and patience helped me through the home buying experience. He is knowledgeable of the real estate industry, but most importantly, he is kind, honest, and trustworthy. I always felt that he was looking out for MY best interest. I am grateful to have worked with a realtor with such integrity. Even after closing, he has been in touch to offer additional support that I might need (contractors, painters....). He is an awesome realtor and person!!
Krista was amazing! We had high expectations coming in and had already had to part ways with two other realtors because they did not meet those expectations. We needed someone who:
1. Treated their job as a business, not a hobby.
2. Was available to show us houses with little notice due to the very aggressive market.
3. Listen to our opinions and not dismiss us.
You would think these things would be easy to come by in a Realtor in GR but they are not. Krista helped us so much and continues to help us with referrals for services and any questions we may have. If you are a serious homebuyer looking to get in a house and not dilly dally around, Krista is your gal!
Have you ever heard the quote "Behind every successful man is a woman?" Well, I just feel I need to make it known that there is a reason Brace Homes is running so successfully and it's Kara. She was in contact with us from the moment we listed our home and responded to every request, challenge & need within lightning speed. Mark is extremely good at what he does (negotiating, pricing homes correctly, recognizing market conditions) but Kara is the driving force behind a sale (or purchase) running smoothly. We can't say enough about both of them but it seems Kara doesn't get the recognition she truly deserves. She is classy, smart & a true professional.
Kevin helped us find our first home in what turned out to be a marathon of a house search. As first time home buyers, Kevin was very patient with us as we learned how the market worked, and as we discovered what was most important to us in finding the right home. We sincerely appreciate all of the time he took out for us, especially the countless Saturday mornings we spent looking at houses with him. Kevin created a great laidback experience for us by being friendly, honest, responsive, and giving the extra effort to find the best options for us. We never felt like we were being pushed towards one house or another just to get a sale done. Kevin was very genuine in his effort to find the right home for us. There were multiple times where he would politely hint that a certain house may not be a great option in the long run. We will always be grateful to him, and if/when we sell there is no doubt we will be contacting him again! We wish him the very best in the meantime.
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