Jim Shaffer Sells Houses

14 years of work experience
Keller Williams
304 W 4th Street
Royal Oak, MI, 48067
(248) 382-8824

Ratings & reviews (63)

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Highly likely to recommend
06/10/2014
zuser20140610053409600
Helped me buy home
My wife and I had the great experience of having Jim help us purchase a home in Berkley. After all of the horror stories that friends have had in dealing with real estate agents it was a very welcomed surprise when we started working with Jim. He understood exactly what my wife and I were looking for in a home, only showed us properties of which we were interested and were within our price range (which a LOT of agents will disregard!), was ALWAYS available to talk, and put ZERO pressure on us. Jim's assertiveness and attention to detail are excellent - traits that are key in a very hot market like today (you cannot 'wait a few days' on ANY homes! They are selling in less than 48hrs in a lot of communities). I have already recommended Jim to many friends/coworkers - and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/09/2014
user7102044
Listed home, but didn't sell
Jim and his team executed the listing and sale of our Royal Oak home in the utmost professional manner. I would recommend Jim and his team to anyone considering selling their home or shopping for a new one. In fact I have referred Jim to several friends who were as satisfied as my husband and I.
Highly likely to recommend
06/09/2014
zuser20140609080524320
Listed and sold a home
Jim and his team were great to work with and helped us through the process of acquiring our dream home and sell ours. Timing was of the essence and their responsiveness was instrumental in getting us out of our house and in the new so we would not have any overlap. And on top of it, they are a very friendly bunch.
Highly likely to recommend
05/08/2014
user0964712
Listed and sold a home
Jim and his entire team are very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. He made a difficult process easy. We sold our house for asking price in two days and could not be happier with the outcome. We would definitely recommend Jim and his team to anyone looking to buy and/or a home.
Highly likely to recommend
03/20/2014
user87547136
Helped me buy and sell homes
From our initial meeting to view a home of interest to closing on the perfect home, Jim guided us perfectly at every turn! We found the most wonderful home, at a great price, and in a fantastic location. We listed and showed our previous home and had an asking-price offer in 2 days! It all went very fast (another plus for Jim) and he gave us sound advice and confidence at each juncture. Jim and his team were extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and prompt with every communication. The only hard part in the whole process was actually moving our things. We absolutely recommend Jim and his team to anyone looking to buy and/or sell a home. 100% satisfied customers! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/15/2014
user55343279
Helped me buy home
I had a great experience with Jim Shaffer's team. They worked with me to show houses I had requested, but also introduced me to another property that was perfect for me. I bought the house. Also, the team followed up with me and kept me informed through all the steps of the purchase process. I am very pleased with their work.
Highly likely to recommend
03/15/2014
herrington69
Listed and sold a home
Jim Shaffer and his staff did an excellent job selling the family property in Ferndale. Dealing with them made selling a home effortless for us, especially since we are from another state. I was informed every step of the way via phone and e-mail. I would say they gave 110 percent. Gary Herrington
Highly likely to recommend
02/13/2014
user5559447
Listed and sold a home
I can't say enough good things about Jim and his team at Remax! They were so efficient and professional. Appeared to have the slickest quickest systems of getting things done electronically! Our experience with Jim went so smooth, seem less! I really appreciated his knowledge in all aspects of selling my Mom's house in Berkley, even when he had to negotiate for us! I totally trusted his judgement! We are very thankful to have met Jim and the Remax Team through my Mother's own neighbor Drew! who is part of the Team! Thank you all so much for selling my Mom's home as quickly as you did:) and for all your advice to get the home more sellable! It worked:) I felt like we were one big family working together. Deborah Besanson Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/06/2014
klaam
Listed and sold a home
Jim was terrific. He made the daunting process of selling my home manageable, understandable, and relatively stress-free. He gave strong, realistic advice on marketing my home and dutifully answered my often ignorant questions. He is smart, articulate, and professional. Most importantly, he was able to get my house sold in the dead of winter. I will use his services again if/when I decide to purchase another home. Highly recommend!
Highly likely to recommend
01/23/2014
rgeralds
Listed and sold a home
Jim and his associates are outstanding. My multi- family Ferndale investment house had a buyer within 45 days. Every question I had, whether via phone or email, was answered within minutes. I Highly recommend Jim, Gina, Tammy and the whole Remax team.
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2014
Js8956
Listed and sold a home
I was involved in a post divorce home sale. I now live out of state and so worked with Jim remotely. At all times, he responded to my questions in a prompt and thorough manner and made the whole process run smoothly. I appreciate his efforts and recommend his services to anyone in need of a real estate professional.
Highly likely to recommend
12/14/2013
zuser20131214183829864
Listed and sold a home
My husband and I started new jobs and had to move to Grand Rapids while our house was on the market. Jim took care of everything while we were out of town, and made the process easy and seamless. We felt he had our best intentions in mind, and had a great experience working with him.
Highly likely to recommend
12/13/2013
user393166
Listed and sold a home
Wonderful experience!!! We were working within a tight time-frame to sell our home and Jim helped make the process seamless. His professionalism, prompt service and knowledge were invaluable during what could have been a stressful time for us. I highly recommend Jim!
Highly likely to recommend
10/30/2013
jokeby
Helped me buy home
We've rented for a few years in Ferndale and when it came to buying our first home we were looking in the Ferndale/Berkley/Royal Oak neighborhoods. After unsuccessfully using other agents, we noticed Jim's signs a lot of sold houses. We decided to give him a try and from then on the process became a lot clearer. He was flexible to our schedule, he always answers his phone and emails you back. His knowledge of the area is second to none as is his ability to understand your needs. With young kids, we had specific requirements in mind. He helped us meet all of them. From viewing houses at times of our choosing, to putting in the offer and walking us through the paperwork to closing. He is someone that we would have no hesitation using again and recommending to anyone looking to purchase a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/30/2013
melanieferow
Helped me buy and sell homes
Jim Shaffer is a great agent! He sold our home in 48 hours. We had 3 offers after 5 showings, all over asking price. He took great pictures of our home for online viewers, and marketed our home perfectly. We are in Oak Park, bordering on Ferndale. He also helped us win the bidding war on our dream home! He is professional, helpful, and wise, and will help you with every aspect of selling your home or buying a new home.
Highly likely to recommend
10/30/2013
ChrisFerow
Listed and sold a home
I must say I am so glad that my wife and I picked Jim Shaffer to sell our house. When we first attempted it, we had an offer in two days! The unfortunate thing was the comps in the area were not up to our asking price so the sale fell through, but Jim told us by the fall that they should be right where we wanted them and that he would call us. Let me tell you, Jim is a man of his word! It was in early September that we received an email from Jim, he was excited to tell us that comps were up and he knew he could sell our house. So we put it back up on the market and we had an offer within three days! The appraisal came back as expected and we are now in the process of moving into our new home and we owe it all to Jim. He helped us every step of the way when looking at new homes as well. I would refer this man to anyone as I trust his knowledge, I believe in his work ethic and he is a great guy to be around. I would highly recommend Jim when buying/selling a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/17/2013
user28302233
Helped me buy home
Jim was excellent, helping us through every phase of the process. He knows the area better than anyone, and is very personable so he can really learn what each individual is looking for and help them find it. In addition, he also has great contacts for any work you need done once you find a house--it was as positive as this process can be!!
Highly likely to recommend
09/02/2013
user0865138
Listed and sold a home
Jim did an amazing job with the sale of our home. * With his guidance we received an offer within 48 hours of going to market. * Was an excellent resource for information throughout the closing process. * Brought a vast knowledge of the local housing market. I would definitely recommend Jim to anyone looking to purchase/sell a home.
Highly likely to recommend
08/22/2013
user69880021
Listed and sold a home
We enjoyed working with Jim and found his knowledge and assistance to be very assuring throughout the house selling process. Jim was able to answer questions we had in a timely and professional manner.
Highly likely to recommend
08/19/2013
user65801399
Helped me buy and sell homes
Jim found me a great home in 2011 and then sold it for me in 2013 when I had an unexpected career opportunity out of state. I was happy with the process of buying the house I called on him to sell it. He had everything coordinated so I could conclude the sale from the other end of the country.
Highly likely to recommend
08/13/2013
user8148605
Listed and sold a home
We had a quick and painless sale of our Ferndale home, with the help of this extremely professional team. The whole process was a breeze, specifically with the electronic documents.
Highly likely to recommend
08/02/2013
user9301244
Listed and sold a home
Jim sold my condominium in Farmington Hills within 5 days and got a much higher price then I expected. He gave me excellent advice how to prep. and stage the condo prior to the sale. I'm sure his advice helped to make the sale go so quickly. Everything from the Purchase Agreement to the Closing went smooth and as planned. I knew Jim had a lot of real estate knowledge in the Royal Oak, Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Huntington Woods area but he also proved he is very successful in other areas of Metro Detroit. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/30/2013
user2244178
Helped me buy home
Jim was very knowledgeable about the area and was really good at helping me determine what exactly I was looking for. As a first time home buyer I had a very vague idea of what to look for and the first time we met he took me around to a few houses in the area of various states of repair to help determine what my limits were in the amount of work required. In the end I wound up with a house with a reasonable amount of work at a great price. I would highly recommend Jim to my friends
Highly likely to recommend
07/10/2013
user74893346
Listed and sold a home
We met with Jim on a Friday to get a feel for what he thought if we chose him to list our house. By Monday we had an offer without ever having to list the house, go through the open house, etc. The pricing was right on, and even when it looked like things might go a little astray both parties agreed to some concessions, and everything went smoothly in the end with us getting what we wanted. Jim Shaffer does sell Ferndale - no question! He also has good taste balanced with real estate knowledge and savvy. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/27/2013
user5767387
Helped me buy home
Jim knows a great deal about the areas of Ferndale, he is also very helpful with honest advice about the properties, and not just trying to make a sale. He also has good insight about how much to bid in a competitive market, which was key in the purchase of my home.
Highly likely to recommend
06/25/2013
DanaTouchette
Helped me buy home
My husband and I worked with Jim on the purchase of our first home in May of 2013. As first time home buyers, we had a lot of questions. Jim understood our situation, stayed within our price range and answered all of our questions. Since our budget was very strict along with our requirements (3 bedroom, garage, close to downtown Ferndale, ideally $100k with max $150k) we were worried we wouldn't be able to find what we were looking for. Jim assured us that we would find it. The search process was even fun with Jim; he has a great personality and we felt comfortable with him immediately. We saw around 15 homes in a month and a half. With the current market, we expected search to go on much, much longer and to lose a bid or three along the way. We were wrong! The day our home went on the market, Jim called me and said we needed to go see it ASAP. His exact words were "Your house just went on the market." I think it had been listed for maybe 5 minutes before he called. We went to see it a few hours later and he was right, we loved it! All our requirements plus more and right at our ideal price of $105k. The market is very competitive in Ferndale and we had heard many heart-breaking stories of lost bids, so we considered offering over asking price. Jim said no, offer asking price and he would take care of the rest. 2 hours later our offer was accepted! We could not be happier with our experience with Jim Shaffer. As long as he is selling in the Ferndale market, we will be his clients. His knowledge of the area, connections and negotiation skills are tops. We have already recommended him to everyone we talk to about our home buying process. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/23/2013
user2130884
Listed and sold a home
Jim is outstanding at his job!!! When hecame to our home for the first time we instantly liked him. He is not a pushy sales man like some people can be. He gave us great suggestions about improving our home (Even before we hired him) to put it on the market. He is very personable and we would highly recommend him to anyone as a realtor.
Highly likely to recommend
06/21/2013
user5478037
Helped me buy and sell homes
Jim responded in less than 5 minutes to my initial inquiry. He took time to fully understand my future housing needs and then worked to identify properties that met those specifications. Within weeks he found exactly the right home and facilitated my purchase. I am extremely satisfied. He then marketed my existing home which sold essentially before the first showing. His knowledge of the market and, even more important, his ability to listen to his client and match the client's needs to the market is exceptional. He is the consummate professional. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/17/2013
user6683459
Helped me buy home
Jim helped me purchase my first home, which is in the Ferndale/Royal Oak area. Jim is super familiar with the area and had often been in or heard about the houses already before we stepped inside. He also lists many houses in the area for sellers, so has a great feel for the current market. Jim was very knowledgeable about potential issues with some of the older homes and the amount of work/money that would be needed to fix or upgrade them. Together, we probably saw 25-30 houses or more before finally having an offer accepted, but Jim was never pushy or impatient. During the inspection and closing period he and his staff were great about helping me through the process and addressing the issues that cropped up with the bank and inspectors, etc. If you're looking for a house in the "Woodward corridor," I would definitely recommend Jim. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/29/2013
user8401174
Helped me buy home
We contacted Jim because we saw that he had sold several houses on our street, so we thought he would have knowledge of the Ferndale real estate market. Jim definitely was in tune with the area and he understood very quickly what we were looking for and where. We couldn't have asked for a better experience, from the bid, to the inspection, to closing, all went smoothly! We have lived in Ferndale for 14 years and plan on referring all our Ferndale friends and neighbors to Jim in the future! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/16/2013
user0606170
Listed home, but didn't sell
my husband and i had our house up for sale a year ago for six months,with a different realty co. no luck,we put it up again this year with jim,the house was sold i n 11 days.we would reccommend jim to any one who is looking for the best,the whole experience was fast and easy,thank you jim...
Highly likely to recommend
01/21/2013
emilyotr
Helped me buy home
We used Jim to help us buy a house in Ferndale. There isn't anyone more knowledgeable about the area. He was able to show us homes whenever we wanted to see them, he was available. He told us he found our perfect house, and he did. I highly recommend Jim!
Highly likely to recommend
12/19/2012
user8889983
Helped me buy home
My wife and I tried a few realtors before we met Jim. We looked at around 100 houses with him, and with each house he knew exactly what we were looking for. Jim was never once impatient with us as it took us over 2 years to find the house that we now live in and love. I highly recommend Jim Shaffer, he is easy to work with, easy going, doesn't make you feel pressured, gives good advice when you ask, and it's up to you to ask the tough questions just like with any other realtor. Thank you Jim!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/05/2012
user1083965
Helped me buy home
Very impressive. I sent an email inquiring on a particular listing through Zillow and Jim replied in a matter of minutes personally. This was my first time purchasing a home so needless to say, I relied heavily on Jim to answer my questions and help me throughout the process which he diligently did. Jim showed me several homes, was very patient and had a great deal of knowledge on all levels of the process. Not only was he available via phone, email and text but he was extremely responsive even after the closing. Jim was a true professional from the beginning to end. I would without question recommend Jim to anyone looking to purchase a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/27/2012
user2013320
Helped me buy and sell homes
After many months of looking at homes, Jim Shaffer found us the home that we were happy to purchase. We would highly recommend him to anyone who was interested in buying or selling a home.
Highly likely to recommend
11/11/2012
user0645143
Helped me buy home
Jim was my realtor while I was searching for a home in the Ferndale, MI area. He was very knowledgeable about the Ferndale/Royal Oak area and showed me a lot of potential homes. Throughout this process, I put an offer in on three separate homes. Being outbid on the first home, inspection issues with the second, and a successful purchase on the third; Jim was excellent throughout the process and very helpful. I would highly recommend Jim to anybody looking for a home in Metro Detroit, especially the Woodward Avenue area north of Detroit. He has outstanding knowledge of the area and excellent relationships with other agents to get preferential viewings. I would HIGHLY recommended Jim as an agent and have already done so! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/02/2012
altawila
Helped me buy home
Jim is a professional, efficient and attentive agent. After months of searching and bidding with no luck, we switched to Jim's services and within one week we placed an offer on a home. He made the closing process smooth and represented our needs with the utmost professionalism. I am sincere when I say that Jim made us feel that we were his only client during the whole process. I recommend Jim to anyone looking to purchase or sell in the metro area.
Highly likely to recommend
10/29/2012
user83448
Helped me buy home
I know, five stars across the board, really? Yes, really! Jim was great to work with when we purchased our first home home together in Royal Oak. He knew what was coming on the market before it was even listed. Our target areas were Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Huntington Woods, Berkley and Royal Oak. He was very knowledgeable of the area and the homes, it was a pleasure to know we were working with someone who was invested in the area and just not showing a listing simply for the dollar. We have already recommended him to friends. If you are looking for a good home I recommend you talk with Jim to discuss your needs. House hunting wouldn't have been the same without him. Less ... More
Likely to recommend
10/29/2012
user9697227
Helped me buy home
Jim was very patient and helpful for us buying a new house in Royal Oak. We are building a new house so it was an atypical process and Jim was understanding, informative and accommodating (and very patient when I needed to see things multiple times!). I have recommended him to other friends since and would so again. His "Woodward Corridor" knowledge is great and he seemed to have a lot of contacts. Definitely consider him if you are looking for property in Oakland County.
Highly likely to recommend
10/28/2012
ckb1066
Helped me buy and sell homes
I sold and bought in Birmingham. Although Jim didn't have that much experience in the area, he got up to speed quickly by researching carefully. I sold my house very quickly and feel he gave me good advice as far as how much to list it for. When we were looking for a house, Jim was very encouraging when it looked like I would never find the right house. When I did, he moved quickly and gave good advice. The house I bought went on the market Tuesday morning, we looked at it Wednesday morning and by Wednesday night the deal was closed. Jim never tried to sell me on a house throughout the process, I trusted him to give me good advice and I feel he did. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/07/2012
user2285246
Helped me buy home
The first time my wife and I were working with Jim, we felt totally comfortable with him and the way he represented our interests and needs. We would recommend Jim to anyone whose in the market of buying or selling a home. We've come to become good friends and feel like we've known him for a long time. Yes to Jim.
Highly likely to recommend
10/04/2012
user4580405
Listed and sold a home
Jim is an honest, hard working realtor. He helped us sell our home in Ferndale and also to buy our new home in Farmington Hills. He always answered our calls in a timely manner and helped us to negotiate upgrades to the home we purchased.
Highly likely to recommend
10/03/2012
user5367488
Helped me buy home
Jim found me a great house in the area! Jim was able to answer any of the man questions I had as a first time home buyer. An honest man. If he did not know, he found out. Couldn't have asked for a nicer more professional agent.
Highly likely to recommend
10/02/2012
user3311801
Helped me buy home
Jim was great in helping me with the purchase of my first home. His response was immediate and he was very personable. Being a resident of the area I was interested in, he was very knowledgeable of the surroundings and all they had to offer. He was patient and extremely helpful from call to close, would highly recommend!
Highly likely to recommend
09/23/2012
user4206399
Helped me buy home
Jim Shaffer helped me get my first house. He is very easy to talk too, very knowledgeable, and is active in the Ferndale/Pleasant Ridge (AKA Woodward Corridor) community. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone without hesitation.
Highly likely to recommend
09/13/2012
user3356729
Listed and sold a home
I bought a house in Ferndale with Jim as my Realtor back in April of this year, 2012. I had a very good and smooth experience with him as my realtor. I had several issues with my mortgage bank finishing their required documentation and Jim was able to negotiate, navigate, and assist all these issues very effciently and professionally. My busy work schedule didn't allow me to constantly deal with all the issues that came up so I'm glad I had someone I could tell had experience with dealing with these situations effectively. I'd give Jim 5 stars. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/07/2012
user9797332
Showed me homes
I worked with Jim several times and he has always been extremely professional and honest with me. I highly recommend him! He alwyas had time for me and responded quickly to any questions I had. I appreciated his knowledge, guidance and willingness to meet me at just about any time to look at different properties. I ended up not buying but not because of Jim but because I ended up getting transferred to another state. He was awesome to deal with!
Highly likely to recommend
09/06/2012
user2349741
Helped me buy home
Jim did a great job finding a house and getting a good deal on a house that suited our needs. He listened and was extremely attentive and made himself available for all our requests.
Highly likely to recommend
09/06/2012
user282799
Helped me buy home
Jim helped my husband and I to purchase our very first home in Royal Oak. We were impressed with Jim's patience, listening skills and availability. He is the realtor that is available both day and night, hears what we you want and answers all of your questions. It is reassuring to have trust in someone who is not only knowledgeable but personal too! Nikki & Jason Martinez
Highly likely to recommend
09/06/2012
user230860
Helped me buy home
Bought my first home with Jim's help! I had worked with one other realtor and was not satisfied. He was able to identify a home he knew about (and I didn't) that met my taste and preferences, and it ended up being the one I purchased. Yay! Super personable and friendly. Not a typical "realtorasaur".
Highly likely to recommend
09/06/2012
user717629
Helped me buy home
Jim helped my partner and I purchase our first home, and was great throughout the entire process. We looked for over 5 months, and finally found the perfect place. Give the desirability of the property, Jim was very quick to prepare our initial offer and we got it in (and saw the property) on the day that it became available. Jim was also great during the contract phase of the purchase, despite the property being a Fannie Mae property with an arduous purchasing process. Numerous extensions were needed, and the property even had to go back on the market at one point, but with Jim's help we were finally able to close on the property. Jim is great to work with, and has extensive knowledge of the Woodward Corridor, including condos and lofts in Detroit. His patience and expertise were much appreciated as we navigated the process. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/04/2012
chriskaufman
Showed me homes
Jim is a fantastic agent who is extremely knowledgable, attentive, and helpful. You can't find a better guy if you're looking for a home in the Woodward Corridor.
Highly likely to recommend
04/05/2012
user976667
Listed and sold a home
Jim was the selling agent on a home he had improved that we purchased in July of 2011 on Leroy in Ferndale. The improvements were incredible. Completely changed the kitchen layout, returned all floors to their original dark wood, improved bathrooms and basement. Jim was diligent throughout the sales process in regards to information, punch list, and response time.
Highly likely to recommend
03/10/2012
user931655
Helped me buy home
I would recommend Jim to anyone looking in the Ferndale, Royal Oak area. He helped me buy my first home in August 2011. I had very specific criteria so it took a long time but he was always patient and never tried to oversell or put pressure on getting a house that wasn't right. On the day of the sale, the closing costs ended up being significantly more than the broker had said and was over my budget. I panicked and called Jim to let him know what was going on. He called the broker and the other people in the process and was able to correct some of their mistakes and knock off some extraneous fees and brought it down within my initial budget. He went out of his way to make sure everything went smoothly. Now we are in our dream house and we couldn't be happier. If you are looking to buy around Ferndale, give Jim a call! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2011
ZachandSarah
Helped me buy home
Jim helped myself and my fiancee purchase our first home and we had an excellent experience. It took us a significant amount of time to find the right home and Jim was great throughout the process. He was not overbearing at all and let us go about the process at our own pace. Further, Jim was very responsive when we did contact him to look at homes and never got frustrated with us as our search continued (we probably looked at between 50 and 60 houses). Further, Jim has outstanding knowledge of the Royal Oak, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Berkley, Pleasant Ridge area, so we would especially recommend his services to anyone looking in these areas. Overall, working with Jim was a great experience and he really helped us in understanding the nuances of purchasing a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/09/2011
laninjafork
Showed me homes
I worked with Jim to find a home in Ferndale, MI. He was very knowledgeable about the Ferndale/Royal Oak area and showed me lots of great homes, both foreclosures and "traditional" sales. I chose one but did not end up going through with purchasing after inspection turning up more than I wanted to work with, and eventually deciding it would be prudent to be closer to my place of employment. I would recommend Jim to anyybody that is looking for a home in Metro Detroit, especially Ferndale/Woodward Corridor. He has outstanding knowledge of the area as well as the foreclosure process and the issues involved. HIGHLY recommended. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/04/2011
cmetc
Helped me buy home
Jim was great. He definitely goes above and beyond for his clients. He ran around and did a lot of extra footwork for us. He was also very patient with us as we looked at over 25 houses. He was always good about showing us what we requested plus any additional he came across that met our criteria.
Highly likely to recommend
04/11/2011
Dave M65
Helped me buy home
Jim helped me find a house when I moved back to the Detroit area. He was especially knowledgable about the Woodward corridor, and helped me to look in Pleasant Ridge, Ferndale, Royal Oak and Huntington Woods. I found him to be a consummate professional who eventually determined what I was looking for before I realized it! He was great at showing me options outside of my requested list of showings. He was also very helpful at evaluating some of the property flaws and potential fixes. Anytime I contacted Jim by email, text or VM he always responded in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone interested in moving into the area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/01/2011
ffnemo
Helped me buy home
Jim recently helped my wife and I purchase a house in North West Ferndale. He took the time to get to know my wife and I as well what we were looking for in a house. After looking at many houses that we found on zillow that were not quite right, Jim had us take a look at a house we had previously disregarded based on the pictures posted to the site. We knew it was the house for us 5 minutes after going through the front door. If not for Jim we would probably still be looking. He then helped us craft the best possible deal and stayed by our side through the closing. I would recommend him to anyone I know who is in the market. Less ... More
Do not recommend
03/23/2011
stimesparty
Showed me homes
My wife and I had an absolute terrible experience with Jim. In fact, his lack of responsiveness cost us a chance to place our final bid on our dream house (206 College, Ferndale, MI). He constantly was cancelling showing appointments and was at times very hard to contact. Their were many a time when my wife left work early to meet Jim at a house showing (taking paid time off) and Jim would be MIA. The last time this happened he texted us "sorry, in another meeting" when we had this appointment set us for weeks. Finally, regarding 206 College, we wanted to make our final and best offer on this home and were unable to get in contact with Jim in a timely manner resulting in another offer being placed on this home and us, consequently, losing it. After this happened, Jim NEVER got back to us and basically ignored our calls. Actually tried to contact his boss (Jeannette Schneider) multiple times but also got no response. The bottom line is if you have a busy schedule, DO NOT USE JIM SHAFFER! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/16/2011
sdh1391
Helped me buy home
Jim Shaffer made the home buying process simple and unpressured. I'd reccomend him to everyone for any of your real estate needs ecspecially along the Woodward Corridor he is a true expert of the area.
Highly likely to recommend
03/07/2011
lorainesd
Listed and sold a home
Jim Shaffer, our agent, was extremely helpful and professional. We were able to sell our home in a very reasonable amount of time. We would highly recommend Jim to anyone moving to the area.
Highly likely to recommend
02/10/2011
CPTraynor
Helped me buy home
My wife and I were looking for a new home and had used Zillow.com to see what homes were for sale in the Ferndale / Pleasant Ridge area. I had a question about one of the houses listed on the website and used the Zillow.com feature, ?Contact a buyer's agent?; this is how we found Jim Shaffer. Jim called me back immediately and proceeded to set up a viewing the following day for that house along with several other comparable homes in the area and in our price range. Jim was very patient with our search which included visiting several homes multiple times in order to compare and contrast the top homes we were deciding on. One of the characteristics my wife and I loved about Jim was that there was no pressure to ?Hurry up and buy a house?, as I have heard friends express this experience with other realtors. It?s a big decision to buy a new home, and one should not feel rushed or pressured. A short time later we made an offer on a house and it was accepted. The home inspection uncovered some issues that we had not originally seen. Jim advocated our concerns to the seller and was able to get them to make the needed repairs to the home prior to closing. Overall I found Jim Shaffer to be a very experienced and trusted realtor that had our best interest as the top priority. I would highly recommend Jim Shaffer to anyone looking to buy or sell a property. Less ... More