Brian McDonald

Five Star Real Estate
4249 Parkway Place Suite A
Grandville, MI, 49418
(616) 291-4411

Ratings & reviews (15)

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Highly likely to recommend
03/26/2014
user9429525
Helped me buy home
Brian was very knowledgeable about the area that we were looking to buy in and kept his feelers our for potential homes coming on the market even before they hit. The more and more houses we saw with him the more we knew exactly what we were looking for so that when we found it Brian knew almost before we did that we had to put in an offer. He was a spectacular Realtor and I would most definitely recommend him to anyone looking in the Hudsonville/Jenison area!
Highly likely to recommend
08/26/2013
user646848508
Helped me buy home
Brian was very pleasant to work with, and very sincere in finding me the perfect home. I would highly recommend him if you are looking to buy a home. He let me know what was going on at all times, and was very in detail about what he saw was a problem if he saw one. Brian is very dedicated in his work and again very professional in finding my perfect home. He went above and beyond my expectations. After looking at a lot of houses he knew what I was looking for and did not hesitate to find more homes he knew fit my needs. After many phone calls and meetings he seemed like more of a friend than a realator. I cant say enough if you are looking to buy a home contact Brian McDonald at 5-star real estate and tell them a very satisfied customer sent you. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2013
user486189
Helped me buy home
I took a chance on Brian - and I'm really glad I did. I was moving from Virginia back to Michigan and needed to look for properties before I made the move. The reason I picked Brian was that he was the first one to respond the email inquiries I made regarding promising properties I had seen on Zillow. To make a long story short, Brian made the entire process so easy for me, and I'm no "property virgin" - I've bought and sold many properties in the past and this was one of the best experiences I've had. He was more than willing to check out the places I was interested in (from only having seen them online), taking and sending photos, and giving me his honest opinion. He made sure he knew exactly what I was looking for - and I ended up buying my dream farm! He dealt with a few episodes of "seller's drama" himself - leaving me to just enjoy the entire process. I can't recommend him highly enough. In addition to his professional expertise, he's simply a really great guy - I'm so glad I took that chance on him! Thanks, Brian. Less ... More
Maybe recommend
03/26/2013
user8781885
Showed me homes
Brian is the person to hire if you like making ALL the decisions. He's willing to take you as far as you like, but he himself will not commit himself or engage in your decision in buying or rejecting a home. Yes he is very good at getting a hold of, by any communication means, and even better at trying to be the first one to show a home, he's ready to have you be the first to make an offer! Unfortunately, even though he does work for the "benefit of buyer" he's limited (only in my opinon) to how well he can decipher the true "condition" of a home. I would recommend him only to someone who knows home infrastructure well, and i would not recommend him to anyone who is brand spanking new in the "home shopping" world. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/11/2012
crystalcervantes55
Helped me buy home
Brian was very professional. He made buying a home easy and fun. I would recommend him to anyone interested in buying a home. He was very prepared, patient, and friendly. I felt like he was a friend at the end of my home buying experience. The next home I buy I'm going through him, that's for sure. One more thing, I had to jump through hoops, because the house I wanted had different requirements, and Brian worked so hard for me to make sure I had everything I needed. Thanks again
Highly likely to recommend
01/25/2012
jim yerke
Listed and sold a home
Brian is polite,and knowledgeable. His advise was invaluable. We had immediate responses which resulted in a very quick sale. We especially appreciated his explanations as he walked us through the sale process. I would highly recommend his service to anyone. Sincerely, Jim & Cheryl Yerke
Maybe recommend
01/23/2012
toverl01
Showed me homes
My experience with Brian was less than expected. As a buyer's agent, I expected Brian to be more involved, and looking out for my best interests. He sent me listings of homes that were not up to my standard of purchase, and tried to persuade me into buying the first home I saw. I got the feeling he didn't think I was worth his tme.
Highly likely to recommend
09/06/2011
Francesca11
Helped me buy home
Brian is a great realtor I would recommend him. He works for you. He is trying to find you the best house for the lowest price you can get. He is about finding you the home you want not trying to tell you everyone is offering on it so you better offer on it. He is not pushy. Realtors who truly work for you are hard to find and Brian is the best realtor that I have worked with. We walked into a house that was junk and Brian said I can't even sell this one to you. It was terrible. But he knew that it was not worth the price. He did his research for the area of the house we would buy. Overall Brian had done a wonderful job helping us find our first home. I would recommend Brian to anyone who is buying a home because he is one of a few out their in this job who knows what they are doing and isn't trying to scam you. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/30/2011
osterhouse
Helped me buy home
Brian is a great guy who has gone above and behond the call of duty for us in our home purchase... I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell!!! A+++
Highly likely to recommend
08/29/2011
jkdorr
Helped me buy home
Brian is a true professional. Before connecting with him, we ended up firing our old agent. We thought that it was our job to look for the houses, ask all the questions, and plan our schedule. I did not know what I was missing. He was very professional. He first sat down and discussed our needs vs. wants and really listened to us. At every house we went to, he took notes of what we liked and did not like to better fit our needs with the house search. And finally, when we did find a house, he helped us negotiate a great deal and answer all my questions. Being a first time home buyer was not an easy task, and I am truly grateful that we found Brian to help us out. I would not work with anyone else. I highly recommend working with Brian McDonald. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/25/2011
JamesSlott
Helped me buy and sell homes
Brian is the best realtor I have met in Ten years. He sold my house in 4 days. I would recommend his services to anyone buying or selling their home. Thanks for over delivering in all aspects of your job!
Highly likely to recommend
05/17/2011
wburrel
Helped me buy home
Brian is a great guy with an extensive knowledge in the home buyer/seller field. He was always able to answer our questions and get us into multiple homes even on our hectic schedules. You can't go wrong having him represent you!
Highly likely to recommend
04/18/2011
tsps621
Helped me buy home
I have never had a more hard working, client centered real estate agent. He put our needs and wants above the mighty dollar. Anytime we had a question or wanted to go look at houses, he made himself available at a moments notice. In the end, Brian helped us find our dream house and sell our previous home.
Highly likely to recommend
02/21/2011
gbaiers
Helped me buy home
Time can be of the essence when it comes to securing a great buy. Brian definitely hit me a home-run by helping lock in a good deal before it was gone. One example of the many that shows he provides high-quality, first-class service to his clients. He always managed to find time in his schedule that catered to my busy/crazy work schedule. His extensive knowledge of the Grand Rapids area gave me terrific guidance and a true leg up when it came to searching for houses. All in all, good availability coupled with great responsiveness (phone, email, or text) while providing accurate, forthright knowledge is what made him a five star realtor in my book. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/23/2010
jguy1977
Helped me buy and sell homes
Brian is the opposite of what I expect from most real estate agents. First, his buyers and sellers are his first priorities after his faith and family. He is always there to answer questions and is very patient. He does a great job communicating any and all information as it comes in and has a very straight forward, honest, and gentle way of communicating what he knows to his clients. I have never seen a realtor work so hard and diligently to get the parties involved a practical, fair ,and realistic deal. Less ... More