Elizabeth Brien

30 years of work experience
Charles Reinhart Realtors
2355 W. Stadium Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
(734) 619-0353

Ratings & reviews (29)

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Highly likely to recommend
08/18/2013
user61123237
Listed and sold a home
Our experience in listing our house with Elizabeth was as good as it could get. She listened to our needs, made suggestions to make the house more saleable, and followed through with everything she said she would do. We thought it would take months to sell the house, especially during the winter, but within 6 weeks we had two solid offers. We can't say enough good things about our experience with her and her staff.
Highly likely to recommend
08/15/2013
user32485475
Listed and sold a home
My wife and I recently sold our condo with Elizabeth, and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Elizabeth knew what she was talking about, understood the local real estate market, and had a proven marketing plan to help sell our home. Simply put, my wife and I will be calling her when/if we decide to make another move.
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2013
user90000048
Listed and sold a home
Elizabeth Brien and her team are exceptional at everything from staging to marketing to closing. They are highly responsive to all queries and knowledgeable about the market. Elizabeth sold our unusual home within two weeks at a price far above what we expected.
Highly likely to recommend
08/03/2013
user68693260
Listed and sold a home
Our home had been one the market several years with many "looks" but no offers. The previous realtor told us it just did not "wow" anyone. Elizatheth came in, walked the house and suggested numerous small inexpensive changes/updates. The house sold the first weekend!
Highly likely to recommend
02/18/2013
user8772733
Listed and sold a home
Elizabeth Brien recently sold our home and the experience was positive from beginning to end. Elizabeth and her team were always available for questions or concerns at any time or day. We would recommend Elizabeth to anyone who wants the best agent in Ann Arbor.
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2013
billroot
Listed and sold a home
Elizabeth and her team did a great job of getting my home sold, from referrals for landscaping and painting to marketing my home (a niche property) to the right audience. Elizabeth's extensive contacts and knowledge of the local market were key parts of the final sale. Very pleased!
Highly likely to recommend
11/28/2012
DavidKasper1
Helped me buy and sell homes
My family now lives in our dream house, a couple of acres on the Huron River, and we are certain it would never have happened without Elizabeth, Bruce, Chanda, Rachel, and the teamwork they gave to us. I selected her because of reputation and she delivered more than I could have imagined. I knew just enough to know that we needed an expert, which she supposedly was/is, and she/they nailed it. It started with helping pick the right parts to upgrade to get our Ann Arbor home ready to market. I did it, her advice was helpful and dropping her name dropped prices and moved us up in priority for projects. Listed our house and had a contract within ten days (around July 4th holiday) for 99.56% of our asking price. If I could strengthen one area of her office, it would be the handling of escrows; making it quicker and more automatic. Although I hope to never need a realtor again, if I do, it will be Elizabeth, Bruce, and the team in their office. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/04/2012
user5799204
Listed and sold a home
Elizabeth, and team, were extremely knowledgeable, especially in regards to marketing our home. We followed her suggestions re: upgrades and were pleased to find that they all paid off with an early offer to purchase at an attractive price. She has an extensive network of contractors who are equally responsive and reasonably priced. She knows the market well - excellent judgement. We would not hesitate to recommend her to others, or use her again.
Highly likely to recommend
11/02/2012
user3587318
Listed and sold a home
Elizabeth and her team was very knowledgable and extremely helpful! Elizabeth was well connected with the U of M and their referral system. I would reccomend her to anyone that is looking to sell or buy a home especially in the upper end.
Highly likely to recommend
11/01/2012
user26706801
Listed and sold a home
Elizabeth and her entire team never gave up showing my property during a very slow and difficult time in the market. Eventually, her efforts paid off and throughout the process I could rely on her expertise and recommendations. I would not hesitate to call on Elizabeth for future realtor needs. Roger Bookwalter
Highly likely to recommend
11/01/2012
KelliMartin
Listed and sold a home
Elizabeth Brien is by far the best realtor in Washtenaw County. She is a powerhouse and comes with a team of people that can answer every imaginable question with a super fast turnaround. Like many homes, our house needed a little TLC and a few last minute repairs before being listed; we saved thousands of dollars from contractors just by mentioning we were listed with Elizabeth. Our home was listed with another realtor for months; with the help of Elizabeth's team, we got a great CASH offer in less than two weeks! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/01/2012
user671932
Listed and sold a home
Elizabeth Brien is very experienced, knows the market very well, and has a team in her local office who took care of every detail thoroughly and promptly. I couldn't have asked for a more organized and efficient support for a challenging task, selling a home I'd lived in for many years. I've recommended her to friends because I'm certain she and her team will do a great job.
Highly likely to recommend
01/06/2012
LongmanN
Listed and sold a home
Elizabeth Brien and her team did a great job of selling our home! She is the best in Ann Arbor. When you hire her the job is done to perfection. We are very pleased. Her team is very professional and responsive. No complaints!
Highly likely to recommend
12/12/2011
Dr Liz
Helped me buy and sell homes
Elizabeth Brien, Bruce Conybeare, and Chanda Wilbanks have been unbelievable to work with. They have guided us through the difficult purchase and now sale of a foreclosed home/lot, a contentious purchase of another house, and an easy lot purchase. They are incredibly knowledgeable and have gone above and beyond to get the job done. Even after the transactions are complete, they have been available to facilitate transitions. Elizabeth's negotiating has saved us many 10's of thousands of dollars over already reduced prices. They are extremely responsive. When we list our house in the spring, we will definitely list with the Brien team. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/17/2011
dzerweck
Listed and sold a home
Elizabeth's knowledge and understanding of the local real estate market was a valuable asset in the current tough market. She has a skilled staff which makes communications easier for simple requests. Overall, I felt comfortable in knowing that my property was in good hands, and that her team would be able to meet my needs. Thanks.
Highly likely to recommend
11/16/2011
alexB_alexB
Listed and sold a home
I have a long time experience with Ms. Elizabeth Brien - buying and selling with her help my condos in Ann Arbor. I could not wish for a better agent - more astute, knowledgeable, and dedicated than Elizabeth. I would never even consider anyone else. She acts as your best friend with your best interests in mind, and inevitably becomes one. If I ever return to this area, there would be no one but Elizabeth I would come to for advice and help. I will definitely recommend her to all my friends.
Highly likely to recommend
10/22/2011
Mark Altomare
Listed and sold a home
Elizabeth is very well networked, has an excellent team and office staff, has excellent marketing tools to give maximum exposure to our house listing. I would recommend her to anyone listing their house in the Dexter/Ann Arbor area.
Highly likely to recommend
10/20/2011
orif
Listed and sold a home
We gave Elizabeth and her team a huge challenge, and she came through with a sale. We reluctantly followed her advice on renovations, and it helped secure the sale. I'd highly recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
10/20/2011
dkl589bv
Listed and sold a home
Extremely helpful and professional. She and her team know the market extremely well and maintain regular contact with clients to be sure all the details of the process are being handled appropriately. Fantastic agent.
Highly likely to recommend
07/14/2011
tom morcom
Listed and sold a home
Our sale involved property that was formerly developmental land. in a declining market, it had basically become agricultural land once again. our situation was difficult because it involved 4 folks in an LLC, scattered in four corners of the country. Elizabeth and her team helped to appropriately price and market this property and were able to find a buyer within a year--a major feat for the area. their handling of the paperwork was very professional and expedited-this, despite the fact that it had to go in four directions each time. also, the help rendered for inspections and necessary improvements was invaluable. they truly know the meaning of service and we were so grateful. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/12/2011
SalineSeller
Listed and sold a home
Elizabeth Brien doesn't just list a home: she truly markets it. She and her team have developed a formula that works! Some services that set her apart: 1) Before showing your home, Elizabeth provides a complimentary visit by a professional home stager, to make your home look most appealing to buyers. The changes the stager made in a short time were amazing. 2) Her online listing includes a floor plan tour of your home that provides room dimensions and shows photos of each room from multiple angles. This can help screen out buyers seeking a different type of home, and creates more interest when buyers like what they see! 3) She employs a professional writer and photographer to create a polished brochure about your home, with room-by-room photos and descriptions that truly highlight what makes it special. Potential buyers can take a copy of this home after their visit; I think this piece helps keep the appeal of your home fresh in their minds (since the features of each home can become a blur after a day of househunting). Finally, Elizabeth's team is not just a set of people that you get handed off to if she is busy. Instead, they each make well-defined and valuable contributions that help make the listing/sale negotiation process move along like a well-oiled machine! Less ... More
Likely to recommend
07/11/2011
The Pro again
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
Elizabeth has her work cut out for her which is a major uphill battle to sell this house on Valentine Rd. She needs to put in 18 hour days, 8 days a week to just get a nibble. House is overpriced by at least 200k,she has to pull a rabbit out of a hat, maybe a giraffe just to get unconscious people in the door. If she sells this house then Obama watch out, she did the impossible......
Highly likely to recommend
07/08/2011
whoeverorwhatever
Listed and sold a home
Elizabeth Brien and coworkers managed to sell our house in a very difficult market, getting a better price than we had expected. In the process, they did a fine job of maintaining the property in our absence.
Likely to recommend
04/30/2011
afrikawass
Showed me homes
Elizabeth is clearly a prime agent in the Ann Arbor market. I'm writing this not as one of her client, but as someone who made offers on some of the properties she represented. In that case, her much-lauded warmth was nowhere to be found. Perhaps this is a good thing for sellers but, as a buyer, I was none-too-pleased with what I perceived as toughness and more than a touch of condescension. When we decided to list our own home, it was not with her.
Highly likely to recommend
02/23/2011
clique
Listed and sold a home
Elizabeth is one of the best real estate agents in Ann Arbor. She has an extensive client base, a very responsive staff working for her and tremendous contacts in and around Ann Arbor. Her knowledge of the Ann Arbor market helped us decide how to price our home, get our home ready for sale and set expectations for length of time on the market, etc. Elizabeth not only listed our home but she found a buyer and worked with them until our home was sold. We are working with her to purchase our new home and recommend her to anyone entering the Ann Arbor area market. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/07/2011
SienaDeb
Listed and sold a home
I am the Personal Representative for a friend who died and left a condominum in Chelsea. I don't live in the area, so I asked for a recommendation from the Fieldstone condo association and I received a solid endorsement for Elizabeth Brien, part of Charles Reinhart Realtors. She was/is AMAZING! I know that I rated all the areas above with the highest ranking, but she earned that evaluation by her behavior. I could not have been more pleased with her knowledge of the local market, her efficiency, her gentle guidance through the process, her immediate responsiveness...the entire experience exceeded my expectations. I am so very grateful to Elizabeth anmd her very competent team. THANK YOU. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/07/2011
KimberliA
Listed and sold a home
Elizabeth and her team are incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and skillful. From listing to closing, their expertise and advocacy are invaluable. It is a pleasure to work with them.
Highly likely to recommend
01/09/2011
olum1997
Listed and sold a home
It is difficult to sum up in a brief narrative the high level of professionalism, efficiency and warm customer service provided by Elizabeth Brien and her team. We were delighted with our experience and recommend her and her team with the highest praise to any potential clients.
Highly likely to recommend
12/21/2010
smkelly7
Listed and sold a home
Best real estate agent in Ann Arbor, hands down. The Brien team is incredibly responsive. Never felt like anything was falling between the cracks in the whole process. Kept me advised at every turn. Helped me with logistics and details. Can't say enough good things.