I've worked with Maura to purchase and sell a home in Ann Arbor. She's been great! Maura knows the area well. She found neighborhoods that fit my needs and price range. We looked at several homes to get a feel for the market. The last house that we looked at was a perfect fit! When it was time to sell, Maura Rains was the first person to come to mind. We researched several homes to make a competitive price and Maura identified the best bang-for-buck improvements to make.
She went out of her way to keep an eye on the house and help out while I was out of state. That really reduced stress! Maura ran several open houses and kept a steady stream of buyers interested in the property. This was impressive, given that the house went on the market in the middle of winter! I highly recommend Maura to anyone that is looking to by or sell a house in the Ann Arbor area!
- Tmachuga via Zillow
Maura Rains was amazing and worked with us at every step of the way from listing to the sale of our home. She was in constant contact, helping us navigate the open house, offers, and requirements for closing. We relied on Maura to help with so many of the requirements we were unfamiliar with as our closing approached and she made sure that every deadline was met and helped us close with no problems. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone.
- Alan Kahnus via Zillow
Working with Maura Rains was a great experience from beginning to end. She is extremely knowledgeable and very thorough at what she does. She never made me feel rushed or pressured to make a decision. I always felt that she had time to help me with whatever I needed. When going to look at homes she pointed out everything and gave great advice regarding what to look out for. As a first time home buyer her knowledge, professionalism, and sincerity was invaluable. I truly enjoyed working with her and I would recommend her to anyone!
- Tapk13480 via Zillow
Maura Rains was our real estate agent in both the buying and selling of our homes. Maura is exceptional. She is unbelievably knowledgeable, dedicated, hard-working, approachable, patient and an absolute pleasure to work within the crazy and stressful world of real estate. Maura did not have it easy with us. We had a dream of finding the perfect historic home in a perfect historic town.
We searched for over a year within a large area. We still feel bad about making Maura drive so much. Maura was incredibly patient and helped us avoid making bad decisions. Every time we walked through a house, she made sure to look for problems related to foundation, roofing, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, etc. We honestly don’t know how she knows so much about everything (e.g., construction, financing, contractors, etc.). Maura always pointed out potential issues but never pressured us one way or the other.
Maura’s goal was to make sure we were fully informed to allow us to make the best decision. Once we found our perfect house, it didn’t get any easier. We fell in-love with a historic house that was a duplex (of course) that we wanted to convert back to a single family home. This meant difficult appraisals, financing, tenant issues, etc. to the point we almost gave up. Maura kept us going and also buffered and sheltered us from people with difficult personalities who were involved in the sale.
Thanks to Maura, we are now living in our dream home. Maura was also just as amazing in the sale of our existing home. Her marketing approach was incredibly effective and really the best of the best. We had multiple offers on our house in a few short days. We accepted an offer only four days after we listed that was significantly above our asking price along with excellent terms.
Maura knows what she is doing and you should listen to her. We cannot fathom going through the process of selling and buying a home without Maura. We are thankful for everything she did for us. We know she did so much behind the scenes, and we are grateful. Having Maura represent you in your real estate transaction will be one of the best decisions you can make. You will be in excellent and capable hands.
- Michael and Mandy Flynn
We just worked with Maura to purchase our first home. Starting out we were very overwhelmed, we didn't know much about the area we wanted to purchase in, or how to even go about buying a home. Maura helped us figure it all out. She's clearly very knowledgeable about local neighborhoods and the history behind them.
She also gave us lots of good advice about what to look for and watch out for as we toured houses. We appreciated her highly organized working style and her dedication to making sure all i's were dotted and all t's crossed so the whole process between offer and closing went as smoothly as possible. Highly recommend Maura to any first-time home buyer, she will take great care of you and help you find what you're looking for!
- Hewample via Zillow
Maura Rains is amazing. She'll make you feel like you're her only client. She's very friendly and will do an exceptional job with your negotiation. We've used Maura THREE TIMES - two sales and one purchase. I could not think of ever using anyone else. She's got clients for life!!!
- Jay Shaw via Zillow
I've only purchased 3 homes in my life, but the experience of working with Ms. Rains was far and away the best of them. She's professional and diligent, functioning more like a consultant that an agent. If you're making one the largest financial decisions of your life, you want someone like this on your side.
- Sangsland via Zillow
Maura was absolutely amazing! We were moving from out of state and began working with her about six months before we were going to move. She was extremely patient and helpful and when/if we buy or sell again we will DEFINITELY use her! Cannot recommend her enough!
- Rowleyml via Zillow
Maura Rains is a phenomenal realtor. My wife and I were buying our new home due to job relocation. As newcomers to the area, we were unsure of where we should consider living or even the type of home to consider purchasing due to the number of options available. Teaming up with Maura made the decision making process easy.
She was a wealth of information and provided timely advice taking into consideration the criteria we provided. She patiently waited for us to secure our exact move timing. Over the next year of waiting, Maura continued to supply us with listings and recommendations.
When the time finally came for our move to Southeast Michigan, we relied heavily on Maura to identify risks with the homes we were interested in as well as with the negotiation on our behalf. In addition to her real estate expertise, Maura is well respected in the community and was able to provide recommendations for a variety of vendors to make the inspection and closing process painless. All of the vendors in her network were just as professional and thorough as Maura, leaving us extremely confident in our choices.
While many co-workers relocation experiences were a nightmare, Maura made our experience a cherished memory. We greatly appreciate her self-sacrificing nature and professionalism. She managed all of the various stakeholders to the schedule we developed and held each group to their commitments for the closing to be as smooth as possible. We highly recommend Maura for any of your real estate needs and we will definitely use her again.
-The Lewis Family
Maura Rains was available to me throughout the entire process of purchasing my first home. She helped get all of my questions answered and walked me through the process step by step. She also got me in to see every home I was interested in seeing as quickly as possible. Because of Maura, the entire experience was easy and seamless.
Ms. Maura Rains helped us both in purchasing this property and recently in the selling of it. She radiates warmth and professionalism. She goes the extra mile to ensure it is the best possible experience for BOTH buyers and sellers. She definitely knows the market and utilizes the most effective negotiating skills.
My son and I were both extremely satisfied with how she expertly handles all phases of realty dealings. She is very impressive...and I would give her my highest possible recommendation.
We would totally recommend Maura Rains. She was so involved and so dedicated to us. We would not have made it through the process of selling our house and buying a new house without her. If you need an agent, get Maura now.
She is the best and so awesome with the whole family. I would not normally post on a website but I feel Maura Rains is the best and would refer her to anyone buying or selling!!
Maura helped in so many areas. From finding our dream home to keeping us sane during the purchasing process.
As a first time home-buyers my husband and I anticipated that working with a realtor would be similar to our experiences working car salesman. Maura Rains exceeded our expectations in every way. Not only did she provide us with her expertise in navigating the housing market, she helped to teach us what to look for in a home.
She actively acknowledged features of the home we looked at that would need repair etc. Maura provided us appointments that fit our schedule, and was consistently on time and prepared. Her personal relationships throughout the community were truly an asset when it came to getting home inspections scheduled under a time crunch. I wouldn't think twice to work with Maura again and would absolutely recommend her to my friends and family.
Maura is a machine, in the best sense of the word. Dependable, responsive, and the friendliest, hardest working agent we have ever encountered on any side of a transaction. We are life-long customers.
Thank you so much for all of the work you did to help us find a house that we absolutely love! We appreciate the "above and beyond" work that was required since we were out-of-state! For example, all of the videos were so helpful and we really got a feel for the home. You listened really well to what we wanted and you did a good job finding a perfect match! It has been so nice eating dinners on the deck and as we get more moved in, it is beginning to feel like home.
Thank you for the generous gift card to Costco. You know us well.. we love practical gifts and have already used it. So, thanks again for being a delight to work with! We hope to see you around soon.
-Seth, KK, and Flora
I have bought and sold several properties for investment and personal use in the last few years and along the way have interacted with multiple real estate professionals in both Michigan and Indiana. I am compelled to reach out to you and pass along some feedback regarding my experience with Ms. Rains.
My experience working with Maura was nothing short of outstanding. Her professionalism was unmatched and attention to detail of customer experience was excellent, from the fantastic marketing brochure that she put together (not all agents do this) and the insistence on professional lawn care right down to the feeling of the key in front door. (It was catching a little, she recommended tuning this up.) I was in a weak cash flow position earlier this year and Maura worked with me to sell the house quickly and efficiently without breaking the bank on expenses. When I wanted to cut corners on the staging, we found an effective middle ground, focusing on strategic areas of the house that needed attention. She accepted inputs from me willingly and cheerfully (when other agents might become defensive) and her gentle but firm nudges to get certain documents etc. addressed were cheerful and timely, which was perfect given my challenging international travel schedule and many external distractions.
The final proof, though is in the results. Where another agent failed to sell this property a few months before, Maura sold the house for me this summer in just weeks on the market, at a selling price that I am satisfied with. As advertised. No hiccups.
In short it was a pleasure to work with Maura Rains and I will not hesitate to call her again the next time I need to sell a property. For selfish reasons I am reluctant to refer her to broadly to other sellers but will absolutely do so to those within my trusted inner circle :). You are already aware that you are lucky to have her on your team but I wanted to pass along another data point for your collection.
Very best to you,
Will van Kampen
Chris and I would like to thank you for all your help in finding us our first home! We greatly appreciate your in depth research in a wide range of areas to find our new home. In addition, thank you for going above and beyond the call of duty in responsiveness to our many phone calls to you, as well as, setting up the home inspections and finding us a mortgage lender that we can trust.
In closing, please know we will refer any friends and family members to you because of your professionalism, expertise, and most importantly your energetic disposition. We'll be calling in 5 years for you to list our house!
Danielle and Chris
You are a class act!
Katherine and Robert
Without hesitation, we would recommend Maura Rains for your real estate needs. She is the ultimate professional and a walking book of knowledge about real estate buying and selling processes. Maura always had our best interest as a top priority and she was tireless in helping us find the right home. It was a pleasure working with Maura.
John and Joan
We are so glad that we went with you as a listing agent! You got our house sold quickly and handled things seamlessly. If we ever move back to the Saline area we will surely call you.
Simona and Vic
Thank you for making us feel comfortable with the transition of our old home to the new. Alex loves the neighbors and Erin is already playing socccer at school. Thanks for expediting the purchase of our new home and selling our old home in 1 day!
Linda and Barry
Thank You! Thank You! We are so glad you sold our home. We will always be greatful for the things you did for us. You can count on us for referral business!
Susie and Jerry
We just wanted to wish you and your family happy holidays. Last year this time we were out in the cold and house searching. We really did appreciate all your hard work and dedication. We are now settled in and enjoying our new place. I hope that you are enjoying this new stage of your life with baby coming. We wish you the best.
Take care ,
Harold and Nicole Nunlee
Michell and I feel so lucky that we found you and asked you to be our Realtor. You have gone out of your way to make this a smooth and fun process. You've treated us like you would a friend from the first time we talked. All of this means so much when we're undertaking such a huge move. We look forward to becoming a part of the Ann Arbor/Saline community as well as getting know you both better.
Jeannie & Michell
You came with great referrals so we were not surprised when you sold our home so qucikly. We could not have done it with out your expertise.
When we got Maura Rains as our Realtor, we thought she was just another Realtor. Boy! We were wrong. She kept us up to date on everything ans she put in a lot of hours and foot work and always returned our phone calls. We have recommended her to our friends and we will call her again, when we need a Realtor.
Harvey and Lillie Justice
Thank you for your great help in finding this great condo. Without you and your outstanding service I never would have found a place like this.
Thank You Again,
Maura is not just an enjoyable person to work with, but also very effective and supportive. Selling one home while purchasing another one is one of the most stressful financial projects I can imagine. Maura's insight and knowledge made this process much easier and much more pleasant. I would definitely work with her again.
As you know, we absolutely loved working with you. We had a great experience in finding our dream house. We love our home and look forward to sharing it with our baby. Please feel free to use us as a referal anytime.
Varsha and Vivek
I would highly recommend Maura Rains as a Realtor. She is professional, caring, knowledgeable, and very hard working. She sold my home in a tough housing market. She was able to network and get many showings. There were some intense negotiations that she handled with extreme expertise. In the end I sold my house very close to the list price and gained a friend. Thanks again Maura for everything.
Maura is hard-working and truly understands the Ann Arbor/Saline real estate market. She is always available to help and kept in close touch with us during our home search. We are very happy with our decision to work with her.
Karen & Jim Reilly
We worked with Maura Rains in 2010 when we bought our home and again in 2016 when we sold our home in order to relocate out of state. We had an immediate connection with Maura upon meeting. She is extrem ely receptive to our needs, understands real state, explains things well in laymen's terms, and her marketing skills and coaching skills on staging and selling were incredible.
She was extremely detailed oriented and used fine touches such as a professional photographer to highlight our home's beautiful qualities. Right off the bat we had interested parties and numerous offers, sold within a month, and sold above our assessed home value.
She is an honest and trust worthy realtor who has your best interest at heart. She cares about her clients and treats them as family and will advocate for you until the end. We thank her from the bottom of our heart for easing us through the stressful obstacles of buying and selling a home.
Maura did an incredible job helping me locate my home post divorce. Not only was she professional, but also supportive and sensitive to the events going on in my life. She worked tirelessly to help my locate the perfect home, while not wasting my time on properties and areas that she knew wouldn't meet my standards/expectations. Her advice when it came time to write offers, complete the inspections and close, were invaluable.
Maura is the best
– Natalia Litkewitcz
Purchased the property online, Maura treated the transaction as if she was the one buying. If you are looking for an honest, caring Realtor look no further.
I would highly recommend Maura Rains as your preferred realtor. My husband and I have worked with Maura on selling homes, selling vacant property, and buying homes over the past 6 years. Thro ughout all of our experiences with her we have been very impressed with her knowledge, promptness, professionalism and friendship she brings to the table. If you are looking for someone to make your buying/selling experience less stressful and honest then I would recommend Maura!
Maura has a great talent in knowing how to stage your home to make it look most presentable. Our house received an offer the first week on the market after making the necessary changes that Maura Rain felt would be in our best interest. We will definitely utilize her talents again the next time we are in need of selling and or purchasing a home.