Brian Bartholomew

6 years of work experience
RE/MAX of GR, INC
4362 cascade rd se
Grand Rapids, MI, 49546
(616) 319-1533

Ratings & reviews (25)

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Highly likely to recommend
05/23/2014
chiflado
Listed and sold a home
When my company relocated me from Grand Rapids to CA I knew being an out of state seller would be a challenging proposition. I knew that if I wasn't there to take care of the house it would make the sell almost impossible. So, I started searching for a RE Agent who was knowledgeable of the local market, would treat my house as if it was its own, do a quick sale and more importantly, would give me peace of mind. After an exhaustive search I chose Brian because of all the great reviews from his clients and the fact that after interviewing him, he made me feel comfortable and at ease putting my house in his hand, literally. This is what Brian did for me: - He gave me his word that he would take great care of the house; and he did. - Brian would keep me up to date on the condition of the house. He would even do some of the minor repairs or cleaning himself. - His responded very quickly to all my emails and phone calls. Always kept me up to date on whatever was happening with my house. - Whenever I needed to schedule a house repair and needed someone to be at the house to keep an eye on the service person, he did not hesitate to be there for me. - If I had a question, he would explain it in plain terms, so I would understand it. - His professional demeanor and helpful nature made me feel that he always had my back. - He aggressively listed my house, marketed in multiple places/media, did multiple open houses and constantly generated great foot traffic. - Sold my house in less than 90 days. Brian did all this for me and more...and the best part is that we never met in person. Brian took care of all the selling by himself while keeping me up to date on everything. Would I recommend Brian...ABSOLUTELY. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/03/2013
paul g thayer
Helped me buy and sell homes
Brian was very patient as we searched. In fact, we didn't even have financing the first month we looked. Brian was very helpful at identifying what we should stay away from. I will definitely call Brian in the future for any real estate needs.
Highly likely to recommend
08/23/2013
user14227361
Helped me buy and sell homes
Brian represented us as sellers as well as buyers. There was never a time we had questions or concerns, that he could not answer of give us his honest opionions. I think it's important that a Realtor not just tell you what you want to hear, but be up front and honest. Additionally, his knowledge and experience in the negotiation process on both the selling and buying side was top notch. Brian is extremley responsive and was availble to us around the clock. We can't say enough good things about his professionalism and expertise. I would emphatically recommend Brian to anyone looking to buy OR sell, or that just has quesitons. This enitre process can be confusing and nerve racking at times, and Brian will do his best to keep you informed and comfortable throughout the whole process! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/09/2013
Vivek More
Helped me buy home
It was by accident that we came across Brian and our luck could not get any better. We are first time home buyers and Brian made the entire process very smooth for us. He was always ready to answer all our questions. We wouldn't have got our dream house if it weren't for his proactive steps to schedule a viewing as soon as the house listed on the market. He has made home buying a fun experience for us! We would definitely recommend him without a doubt.
Highly likely to recommend
07/01/2013
user3465378
Helped me buy home
When looking for a realtor we were asking all of our friends for recommendations and they would always say, " ours was good but..." So when a co worker referred Brian he said he was amazing with no negative comments at all! Brian was amazing and would recommend him to anyone! He is solely devoted to his customers and is always their if you need anything. He makes you feel and assume that you are his only client and will commit 100% effort and time to you! Brian was always willing to show a house no matter what time of day or night and always accommodated us. He is honest and a hard worker. I would recommend him to anyone and he would be the only realtor I would hire to sell our house. Amazing! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/17/2013
user9780311
Helped me buy and sell homes
A friend recommended Brian and I am SO incredibly thankful! He was so easy to work with and provided lots of options that fit into my price range and met the specifications I was looking for. He gave his honest opinion and worked hard to get me a great deal, which he did. Brian was able to help me navigate through the process of buying my first home and never even seemed to be annoyed by my many questions. He was always friendly and willing to explain things until I understood. I would highly recommend using Brian to any of my family members or friends who want to buy or sell a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/14/2013
user7976942
Helped me buy and sell homes
Brian was a pleasure to work with. He sold our house in Muskegon and we had an accepted FULL PRICE offer within 48 hours. We also bought a new home through Brian and saved over $25k. Brian has great integrity, and also is a great communicator and negotiator. He will work hard for you and truly cares about his clients.
Highly likely to recommend
05/29/2013
MichaelRitsema
Helped me buy and sell homes
Brian is both professional and responsive. He's readily available and always either answers the phone or returns calls promptly. I'm impressed. Work with this guy.
Response fromBrian Bartholomew
Thank you Mike
Highly likely to recommend
04/24/2013
user11587808
Listed and sold a home
I have tried to sell my home two times with other realtors before I found Brian. The first two times were very discouraging and did not work out for me. When I decided to try a third time to sell the home, it took me a long time to get over the discouragement and I started to work with Brian. He was very professional from the start and answered every question I had throughout the process. At times when the process seemed to be taking forever, he kept telling me to have faith and it will happen. It was through his encouragement and confidence that I put my faith in him to get the job done and he did. He knew how badly I wanted this and really put knowing this before anything on his end. He did what he had to do to make the home sell. I appreciate everything he did for me to get my home finally sold and will be happy to tell others who are looking to sell or buy to contact him. They won't be sorry. Less ... More
Response fromBrian Bartholomew
Thank you!
Highly likely to recommend
04/06/2013
user56671624
Helped me buy and sell homes
Brian was excellent to work with. He was able to lead us to the right house very quickly. He was able to help us process in very concrete ways why that house stood out above the rest and helped us see beyond initial cosmetics. He was also able to lead us to great people for the mortgage process, the inspection, and a general contractor. We are thrilled with our choice for so many different reasons. We had a fantastic experience and would recommend him to anyone!
Response fromBrian Bartholomew
very happy to help, thank you for your review!
Highly likely to recommend
02/27/2013
mhemmingsen
Helped me buy and sell homes
If you are looking to buy or sell a home in West Michigan Brian is your one stop shop. His attention to detail, responsiveness, and professionalism was exemplary. He communicated any and all highlights and challenges along the way to ensure we understood the expectations and timelines. He gave us several recommendations for services and all exceeded our needs. I highly recommend Brian and will use him again when the time comes.
Response fromBrian Bartholomew
thank you!
Highly likely to recommend
09/29/2012
user5727344
Helped me buy home
Brian was always available to us when we had questions, which was so helpful to a couple of new home-buyers. He even helped us negotiate a lot of extras into our purchase that normally would not have been included with the house, and had great connections that made the inspection and other transactions go smoothly. Thanks, Brian!! We love our new home!
Response fromBrian Bartholomew
Thanks Nick and Amanda!
Highly likely to recommend
09/24/2012
user6244112
Helped me buy home
Brian was great to work with. He listened to my needs and wants and provided me with several options very quickly. We found my house on the first day. Brian worked hard to submit my offer and handle interactions with the selling agent and the lender. Though the process was lengthy and not without rough spots, Brian was supportive, encouraging, and dedicated to doing everything necessary for the deal to close. It is now one week after closing, and Brian has emailed to ask how things are going. I will not hesitate to recommend Brian to friends, acquaintances, and even strangers. Less ... More
Response fromBrian Bartholomew
Thanks Brandy, hope you enjoy your new home!
Highly likely to recommend
08/27/2012
Chea Alexandra
Helped me buy home
As a young first-time home buyer, I was nervous about the whole process, extremely picky and indecisive. Brian kept me calm throughout the search and purchase. He was quick to respond to my ten million questions and always had my best interest in mind during the search. He was extremely patient and was always willing to work around my crazy schedule. When it came to negotiating, he absolutely got me the best deal. I ended up with a perfect home in a beautiful and safe neighborhood. He's extremely knowledgeable and a fantastic resource, I would recommend him to anyone planning to buy or sell a place in GR. Thanks Brian! Less ... More
Response fromBrian Bartholomew
Thanks Chea, it was awesome working with you!
Highly likely to recommend
08/08/2012
user304507
Helped me buy home
A few words to describe Brian: polite, professional, hardworking, patient and knowledgeable. Brian helped me buy my first home. And for nearly a year we looked at many homes and I turned down numerous listings he passed my way. I kept waiting for his patience to wear thin on me as I was(am) very picky in what I wanted. But, Brian just kept chugging along and say "we'll find the right house for you." And finally I think we did. And I got a great deal on a nice house (needs work but will be great when done.) I have to say after working with one realtor prior to Brian he did ten times the amount of work the other did. With him I did not feel like I was doing all the work. He was very prompt in responding to emails or voicemails and very thorough in researching any questions I may have had regarding a house. I was very happy working with him and would recommend him to any of my friends or family. Less ... More
Response fromBrian Bartholomew
Thank you!
Highly likely to recommend
08/01/2012
DavidWier
Listed and sold a home
Brian, Was a consumate professional in all of his dealings with us. He was willing to spend the time needed to give us advice and help us prepare our home for sale. The opposing realtor was very difficult and not pleasant to deal but, Brian handled it with class and a level of dignity that in my opionion she did not deserve. I have and will continue to recommend him to my friends and associates who may need a realtor in the future. We have bought and sold four homes and his efforts were far superior to prior realtors we dealt with. We had never met him before but consider him a family freind. Less ... More
Response fromBrian Bartholomew
This one was a challenge but we got it done. Thank you for the opportunity to help! Will stay in touch, thanks Dave!
Highly likely to recommend
07/16/2012
user6526120
Helped me buy and sell homes
After using 2 other agents in the GR area, the experience with Brian was above and beyond what was expected of a agent. Brian dedicate himself to my Fiance and I like we were his only clients. Brian always kept in contact as to new listings he found and what was going on after we put a offer on a property. Brian went well above what was required during the entire process, he even met us at 1130pm, 30 minutes from his home to have us sign a offer acceptance, so the closing could be set up asap (we were kind of under the gun to not pay extra rent on our Apt). I know we will be working with Brian in the future, and are willing to refer all our friends, family and any one we meet. Less ... More
Response fromBrian Bartholomew
Happy to help, thanks Joe and Annie!
Highly likely to recommend
06/28/2012
user2680229
Helped me buy and sell homes
I used Brian as a Buyer's agent. I have had over 12 Real Estate transactions in my lifetime, and I can say with out question that Brian is by far the most professional, Real Estate Consultant that I have ever worked with. His attention to detail is great. Communication is fantastic. I have never had so much confidence in a transaction because Brian left nothing to chance. My best interest was Brian's main goal, he wanted me to be comfortable and satisfied in my purchase decision. That is exactly what I am. Extremely Satisfied and Pleased. As long as Brian chooses to work in the Real Estate Business, He is the only Consultant I will ever use. Less ... More
Response fromBrian Bartholomew
Thank you! It was my pleasure working with you, ready to help down the road when needed. Thanks Mike.
Highly likely to recommend
06/28/2012
user1514499
Helped me buy home
My expericence with Mr. Bartholomew was a very pleasant one. Being a first time home buyer I didnt know what to expect but was very pleased with the whole process from start to finish. He is very knowledgable, attentive, and patient which is a plus in his field of work. I would highly recommend him to any of my family members, friends & co workers if they are ever interested in purchasing a home.
Response fromBrian Bartholomew
Thank you, always happy to help!
Highly likely to recommend
06/26/2012
user3642104
Helped me buy home
I took Brian under the old, stinky farm house that we were looking at. He never hesitated to crawl through the muddy, dark crawl space with me as we checked out the structural integrity of the house. The farther we crept into that crawl space the darker it got. I would not hesitate to use Brain on another purchase..
Response fromBrian Bartholomew
Yes, indeed! Never the less, we did what we had to do! It was great working with you and finding you the perfect place to call home.
Highly likely to recommend
05/13/2012
user147343
Helped me buy home
Brian sent me several listings to help narrow down my choices for a home. He responded to my phone calls and emails promptly. When we began the process of buying my home all I really had to do was show up when I needed to sign paperwork. He saved me nearly $5,000 in negotions, with the purchase price being under $70,000. He still calls me from time to time to see how I'm settling in. Great guy, I definitely recommend him.
Response fromBrian Bartholomew
Thanks Drew, we negotiated a great deal on your home....glad you're enjoying it! Hope all is well!
Highly likely to recommend
05/11/2012
jacko137
Helped me buy and sell homes
I was trying to go it alone with sale of our home and purchase of our next. After fielidng zero offers over an eight month period, I decided to hire a realtor. Brian had our home sold in three weeks and helped us find our new home in the same period. Brian will tell you--it's not magic. He is just networked into the community in which he works. He works with other agents to understand when a new buyer is looking so they can be directed to your property (if a fit). I will never work without a realtor again, and Brian is our guy for life. Less ... More
Response fromBrian Bartholomew
Thanks Matt & Dana! Loved working with you guys and will be ready to help with any realty needs in the future. Thanks for the referrals!
Highly likely to recommend
05/10/2012
user555274
Helped me buy and sell homes
Brian has been a huge help and a key player in locating and negoitiating the purchase of my home in North Muskegon, and the sale of my condo in Grand Rapids. I had tried to sell my condo for over 2 years with 3 different realtors in Grand Rapids with ZERO luck. Brian was able to sell my condo in just a couple months - and for top dollar! I highly recommend Brian! If you are looking for someone with a Christian approach to realty, with morals as the foundation of their business, then Brian is your man! Less ... More
Response fromBrian Bartholomew
Thanks,Steve, for choosing me as your listing and buying agent. You have a fabulous new property in N. Muskegon that i'm glad you are enjoying! It was my pleasure helping you and your family. Thanks again!
Highly likely to recommend
05/09/2012
user424967
Helped me buy home
Great Guy to work with. Knew the knowledge of the real estate market where I was located and found me a great home at a great price. Closing was very smooth. Very responsive, helpful and professional agent, will work with again.
Response fromBrian Bartholomew
Thanks for the review. I look forward to helping you down the road, it was great working with you!
Highly likely to recommend
05/09/2012
mattheweilers
Helped me buy home
Brian helped my wife and I find the perfect first home. He spent countless hours with us looking at locations, learning about our interests, and ultimately determining exactly what we needed in a home and location, as well as price. Brian delivered on everything. Not only did he help us buy our first home in the exact area we wanted to be, but his negotiation skills helped us in securing the deal of a lifetime for our first purchase. I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks Brian!
Response fromBrian Bartholomew
You bet Matt! Your house is awesome, we negotiated a sweet deal on your home and i'm glad you are enjoying it! Thanks for the review, happy to help in the future!