Jonas Funston

9 years of work experience
Venture REI
542 W. Chandler Blvd.
Chandler, AZ, 85225
(623) 432-1310

Ratings & reviews (22)

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Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2014
rob duan
Helped me buy and sell homes
Jonas has been my realtor for more than 3 years. I am very impressed with his local knowledge, service, and will recommended him to anyone who wants to purchase or sell a property. Jonas helped us to purchase 5 properties and to sell one. Currently he is helping us to secure one more property and to put one on the market. Since we are out of country investor, finding a good realtor is very important. The 5 properties we purchased, crazy thing is that we never saw them in person at time when we purchased them. But we are very happy with the condition and price of the purchase. In 2011, we flipped a property in Chandler. The amount of work involved from purchase, renovation, and sell is tremendous. Jonas treated this like his own. He spent more hours than we did on this transactiojn. A couple of days before the closing date, the buyer wanted to back out because of a minor inspection issue, Jonas used his excellent negotiation skills to make the deal succesful. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/27/2014
mmwtwin
Listed and sold a home
Jonas was the consummate professional. He was honest and went above and beyond to sell my houses for great prices in record time. I would highly recommend him if you want the best.
Highly likely to recommend
01/27/2014
badbarn9
Showed me homes
I started with Jonus on a condo to rent out. He did great. Later, he called me about another condo with a lakefront. Again, it all worked out great. Finally, when I decided to move to Phoenix area, I had him looking for places in the Ahwatukee area. He found exactly what I wanted 3 times. The first 2 had someone bid more than asking price so I was patient. Eventually, we hit it on #3, a 2 br on the golf course. Got it at a reasonable price and am very happy here. He also was willing to help out in any way I needed. Took care of all the inspection items on the 2 rental condos and let me use his pickup on the place I eventually moved into. Very happy and would use him again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/27/2014
jdloves2win
Helped me buy and sell homes
Jonas was extremely professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and got me a great deal. I always felt like I was his most important client even though he seemed very busy. He took the time to answer any questions and walk me through the process step by step to ensure I was comfortable. I would highly recommend Jonas to anyone looking to buy or sell their home and I wouldn't think of using anyone but Jonas in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
06/06/2013
user72815024
Helped me buy and sell homes
If you are buying a home in the Phoenix Metro Area, there is no one better then Jonas Funston. No one better! Jonas found us a buyer for our existing home before it was even listed on the market and sold it over the appraised value! How great is that kind of combo?! Jonas then worked his rear off to help us get in our current dream home in North Scottsdale well under the asking price and with many extra's in the house conveyed. There is no one better. Personally he's a great guy, family man, and genuinely enjoys his job and helping others. He is very thorough, always returns your calls and text messages within 30 mins, even late at night, and is extremely knowledgeable about the diff markets in the metro area. (We began our search for a home in Chandler before going to Scottsdale) Call Jonas. It will be the smartest move you make in your home buying experience. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/21/2012
user9618086
Listed and sold a home
Jonas contacted me after he learned that I was likely going to want to sell or rent out my house. He didn't stalk me, but rather called to offer his services and he left it at that until I was ready. Once I let him know I was open to it he walked me through the process, I am an inexperienced seller. He convinced me with comps that the market was ready and that I could make a profit if I put in some elbow grease and hired some work done. He came to do a thorough home inspection to help me prepare to get the most out of the sale. He gave me a check list and then he actually asked if he could get on the roof to check it out. While there he cleaned it off and even took a couple of broken roof tiles so he could replace them when he came back! Since I was a novice and relatively new to the area he offered quality recommendations for great, less expensive repairment and house cleaners. He was very patient with my many texts, calls and emails and was prompt to respond. He was a virtual funnel of information from the buyer's realtor and the loan officers. I highly recommend this motivated Realtor. From listing to closing in one month is amazing and we didn't settle for a low-ball offer. He advised to take the best offer instead of just the first offer. I am very grateful for his work and professionalism. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/30/2012
user014520
Helped me buy home
As the buyer?s agent, Jonas helped us purchasing a rental property in Gilbert. The process to close a short sell house was quite complicated, and it took several months. We, as Canadian, are thousands miles away from Phoenix. So far, we have neither been in Arizona, and nor have met with Jonas in person. However, the property we bought was smoothly closed in later February, and was rented out short after. Phone call and email exchange are the only ways we communicated with Jonas. He might not pick up the call immediately every time, but he guaranteed getting back to us within several hours. He visited property, took photos, prepared papers, arranged inspection, found tenant, and handed the house to rental management. After the inspection, a couple of minor issues needed to be fixed. He called the local repair services, and the cost was reasonable to us. It is our first real estate investment in US, and we are quite impressed with the experience of the truly remote directing and managing. Well, Jonas was our first and only ?employee?. I?m not the first one hiring Jonas as the buyer?s agent. My friend referred him to me. As far as I know, he has actually helped a quite few of Canadians on the real estate investment in Phoenix. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/17/2012
user534927
Helped me buy home
Jonas took the time to understand exactly what I was looking for when I was searching for a home. Despite being rejected on several deals due to cash offers from other buyers, he continued to be patient and positive with me and suggested listings that he knew would interest me. In fact, he suggested one home that wasn't even on my list and when I walked in, I knew this was it. Sold! I would and have recommended Jonas to others that are thinking about real estate purchases. His property expertise, responsiveness, and interest in exceeding the client's expectations make him an outstanding real estate professional. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/09/2012
user088228
Helped me buy home
Jonas is a very hard working professional who is dedicated to his clients. He is truly concerned about his client's needs and goals, and is able to find a fantastic deal. He negotiated on my behalf when we ran into some snags and always quickly responded to my questions / concerns thoroughly and gave me the information needed to make the decisions to move forward. In the deal, Jonas exceeded my expectation from a Realtor. Jonas is an excellent person and does outstanding work. He not only knows the market and the area, but also knows building structure and provided me with very valuable suggestions about house repair and maintenance. He helped me contact handyman to do small repairs that had to be done to the house, and helped me evaluate the quotes for these small repairs. ?? Jonas is always ready to help me with any other issue that is not a responsibility of a realtor. I highly recommend Jonas to everyone who is interested in buying properties in Phoenix. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/09/2012
user648475
Helped me buy home
Jonus helped us bought three properties, two of them closed in 2012. He provided us full services with free charge. He also was patient to answer all of our questions. We were lucky to have an agent like him.
Highly likely to recommend
03/08/2012
user8340828
Helped me buy home
Jonas helped me to purchased a rental property recently. He is very knowledgeable and quick response. I think he is different from many realtors in that, he is not just trying to make a sale and earn his commission, regardless if the deal is the best to the client. He cares about his clients very much. After I bought the property, he also helped me to find a reliable man to repair the house. Personally, I like his honesty and integrity most.
Highly likely to recommend
03/08/2012
user590319
Helped me buy home
A friend of mine from our church in Ottawa, Canada referred him to us when we started to look for the investment properties in Phoenix area on July 2011. Since then we have used Jonas to buy two investment properties at Gilbert. We are so lucky to have him as our agent, he is very knowledgeable, honest, and a hard worker. Since we are in Canada, he helped us in every aspect from the start of the property hunting to the time the key of the property handed over to Property Management Company. When my wife and I visited Phoenix on Oct. 2011 for a week long, he was with us every day to show us the properties, the cities, even the shopping malls close to the properties we were interesting with. He even sent us a lovely Christmas card. I have referred him to my best friends, and one of them has used him to purchase a property and that property has been rented out with his help too. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/08/2012
user6732506
Helped me buy home
At the end of 2010 we were new to the country, and looling for our own home. Jonas has been most accommodating in our requests, and has gone that extra mile to assist us in understanding the laws, and procedures in purchasing our home and two other properties. Whilst leaving the final decisions to us, he has guided us, advised us and has been, and still is, so helpful - we could not have found a more honest, ethical agent who has integrity of the highest regard. We have no hesitation in recommending Jonas to anyone who requires all of the above. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/07/2012
user069954
Helped me buy and sell homes
I asked for an agent referral from the rental office where I wanted to buy. they recommended Jonas. As we were walking the property 2 separate women who lived there came up to him and hugged him. This was a good sign. I bought a unit he suggested and he handled it perfectly. It worked so well I bought a 2nd property. Since I live out of state, I never saw the unit. He handled everything; again perfectly. I recommended him to my son, who bought a unit from from out of state. Same result..
Highly likely to recommend
03/07/2012
user411311
Helped me find a home to rent
Jonas helped us secure a banked owned condo to be used as a rental in 2010. He guided us thru the process every step of the way. One year later we had a lease expire and he helped me rewrite the entire new lease. He also offered to help us find a renter if we neede help.We have recommended him to friends of ours.
Highly likely to recommend
03/07/2012
user714478
Helped me buy home
I used Jonas for my Buyer's Agent on two separate investment transactions and was very happy with him. He is well connected and very knowledgeable of market conditions. He gave me sound advice on which properties were a good value and which ones I should avoid. He is honest, ethical and a hard worker. I also found him to be very responsive. To top it off, he even found me a high quality tenant for one of the properties that was vacant! I will definitely use Jonas for future deals.
Highly likely to recommend
03/07/2012
user143774
Listed and sold a home
Jonas has assisted us in the purchase and sale of five homes. Jonas has a great understanding of the greater Phoenix market. We are foreign buyers; Jonas took the extra time to understand and explain potential roadblocks and guide us around them. We continue to refer Jonas to family and friends. Bradley & Kim Gingerich
Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2012
user978742
Helped me buy and sell homes
I have worked with Jonas Funston on several occasions and he truly understands customer service. Not only is he educated and a great negotiator, he goes the extra mile to make sure the home buying process is smooth and enjoyable. I have done several deals with him in as many years and I plan on only using Jonas as my realtor for as long as he is in the business.
Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2012
user070202
Helped me buy home
We are cross-border real estate investors. We were new to real estate investment at that time and a friend referred Jonas to us. Jonas viewed a few properties for us before we put an offer on one. For each house he viewed, he sent us a video and provided his honest opinions. He even gave us a rough number on how much it would cost to put the house on the rental market. The entire purchase process went very smoothly under his guidance. After the closing, he even took care of the repair/fix work for us and transferred the property to property management, which made our life much easier. He is very professional and quick to response. We bought another two properties through him later. Until today, we are still working with him. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2012
user103490
Helped me buy home
Several years ago I was looking for a property in Phoenix from my Canadian home and I through good fortune was put in contact with Jonas . I was impressed with his honesty, enigmatic personality, good humour and his commitment to finding a place for me. He never failed to respond to my questions and concerns quickly and always pointed out cons as well as pros on a property. I purchased a fabulous property through him and he went on to find an incredible deal for my sister and her husband to purchase. He is one in a million. Lois Scherloski Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2012
ccocalis
Helped me buy home
I am from out of the state and wanted to purchase a rental property. Jonas lined up the property, management, repairs and closing. The property has been rented since and has yielded a great return. Jonas is extremely efficient and responds to all requests in a timely and professional manner. I highly recommend Jonas as a local expert that can find a property that suits your needs.
Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2012
user654777
Showed me homes
Jonas is a solid guy who goes the extra mile to get things done for his clients. I have been very impressed with his knowledge of the industry, work ethic and follow through. Use him, you will be very pleased you did.