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 2018-09-08
She 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 2018-09-07
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 2018-09-06
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 2018-09-06
Maura was great! She never pressured us in our search for our first home, and was really knowledgeable about the Ann Arbor market. She helped us put together a great offer that was accepted on our first try. She's been with us every step of our home purchase, kept us on track, and having her along has made the process a lot less stressful than it could have been. We would definitely recommend her to anyone searching for a new home.
Cameron Heather via Zillow 2018-07-03
Maura made the house buying process enjoyable and a very valuable learning experience. She worked tirelessly to help me find my first property. She is very knowledgeable and looks out for her clients!
DDutko1 Via Zillow 2018-06-11
Maura works very hard to solve problems, is attentive, thorough, detail-oriented, knowledgeable, thoughtful and capable. She is very good at her job, made my experience great, and I recommend her enthusiastically.
Jean Herlein 2018-05-22
My wife and I have used Maura to purchase and sell properties on numerous occasions. She is an amazing realtor and a pleasure to work with. She is extremely knowledgeable about the market and goes above and beyond to showcase your home. We have worked with other realtors in the past and Maura is by far the best. She has always exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a realtor.
Via Zillow 2018-02-15
Maura was a tremendous help in the sale of my investment property. She is efficient, organized, and effective. Thrilled to have sold so quickly. I will contact her again in the future if the need arises.
Via Zillow 2018-02-15
I met Maura Rains a little over a year ago when she helped my sister buy a condo in the Saline area. I was so impressed with Maura's knowledge, honesty, and flexibility that I immediately scheduled a meeting with her once my husband and I decided that we were going to start looking for a house of our own. With Maura as our realtor, the process of looking at houses and eventually putting in an offer was stress-free, straightforward, and even fun! We are so thankful for all of the late nights and early mornings Maura worked in order to help us find our dream home and we hope to have the opportunity to work with her again in the future. We would recommend choosing Maura as your realtor to any friend, family member, or stranger!
Via Zillow 2018-02-14
Maura Rains is a stellar realtor! My wife and I recently purchased a home in the Ann Arbor area with Maura’s help and she is really a great person to have on your side. She is extremely knowledgeable, flexible, and an excellent communicator, and knows the Ann Arbor area extremely well. We had a pretty challenging home search, but Maura was personally invested and worked as hard as possible to find us a great house. She has a passion for what she does and it really shows in the quality job she does. I can’t recommend her enough!
J Compy Via Zillow 2017-10-12
Maura is a stellar realtor! My wife and I recently purchased a home in the Ann Arbor area with Maura’s help and she is really a great person to have on your side. She is extremely knowledgeable, flexible, and an excellent communicator, and knows the Ann Arbor area extremely well. We had a pretty challenging home search, but Maura was personally invested and worked as hard as possible to find us a great house. She has a passion for what she does and it really shows in the quality job she does. I can’t recommend her enough!
Via Zillow 2017-10-05
Maura was a lifesaver. I was a first time home buyer with little knowledge and Maura was very patient and showed us home after home until we finally found the perfect place that met all my criteria. I would recommend her to anyone who is buying a home.
Dani Mac 1987 Via Zillow 2017-09-27
We were referred to Maura by our lender. As first time home buyers we didn't know what to expect. She was very friendly when I first inquired about working with her and she gave us lots to think about to get our home search started. We looked at over 50 houses over the course of 2 or 3 months and she was almost always available to spend time looking at them with us. We never felt rushed or pressured. I found it helpful that as she would see something that wasn't up to code or was a concern or that would add extra cost after the sale of a house, she was very upfront about it. She was always accessible by text or email to answer any questions we had throughout our search. Highly recommend.
Via Zillow 2017-09-27
I'm so thankful I found an amazing realtor like Maura Rains. I was a first time home buyer and needed a lot of guidance. Maura was there every step of the way. She's one of the most organized people I know! Not only from a business standpoint but her phone case even matched her agenda - she clearly has it going on!! She is always available. She quickly replied to any emails/texts/phone calls. Also, she knows the market. I was moving from over a hour outside of Ann Arbor & since the AA market is crazy she really made me feel like it was doable at my budget. Maura was there in a moments notice to show me a place which is essential in this market. All and all I would trust Maura with any of my home buying needs. I highly recommend her to friends and family.
Via Zillow 2017-07-20
Working with Maura was such a great experience. We were first time buyers and she patiently worked with us to find our perfect home. She was super responsive and very flexible with her schedule. She gave great advice for what to look for and what to watch out for. We felt very well taken care of! We honestly couldn't recommend her more.
Josh Goetschius 2017-07-11
A 5 star rating isn't high enough for Maura's services!! She went (and is still going) above and beyond the call of duty. I relocated with work and had a lot of extra hoops I had to jump through, but she made it feel like there weren't any. Truly a master of her craft. If you are in need of a Realtor, look no further.
Josh Lowery 2017-04-27
Maura Rains helped my husband and I purchase a home. The home inspection revealed a surprising amount of issues and the sellers were particularly difficult to work with, but we were in love with the house and decided to go ahead with the purchase. Through the whole process, Maura's knowledge of the process helped. She was always prepared for everything that came about, educated us about steps, paperwork, issues, and our options for repairs. We would definitely turn to Maura again in the future.
Via Zillow 2017-03-22
Maura did a great job regarding the entire home buying process. She was able to find a group of homes we were interested in and within our budget. She listened to what we liked and offered suggestions and recommendations that we otherwise would not have thought of. When it came time to put in an offer, finalize financing, and work with the title company, she was instrumental in keeping the purchase on track. We would ask Maura to represent us again whether buying or selling.
Via Zillow 2017-03-18
I highly recommend Maura Rains for all your real estate needs! I can't say enough about what a positive experience we had selling our house with Maura. She is extremely friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and made the process so easy. From the professional photos to the attention to detail it's no wonder she sold our house in just TWO DAYS!! If you want results hire Maura today!
Amanda Gramling via Zillow 2017-01-24
I wanted to personally thank you for all you have done to help Bryan and I find and close on our first home. The journey to Riverwalk was an emotional and at times very overwhelming but with you by our side, I felt more at peace because you took such good care of us. I felt like family so thank you from the bottom of our hearts and going the extra mile.Once we get settled I would love to have you over to see our house and meet our pup Yuna.
Bryan and Cindy Alonzo
Bryan and Cindy Alonzo 2016-11-02
Words can not express how grateful we are to you. We appreciate your willingness to go the extra mile in open houses and advertising, that was just what we saw, we know that you did more behind the scenes. This is why so many clients recommend you.
Thank you for holding Kathy's hand as we went through the process and your suggestions of staging were spot on. Calling and giving updates so we could be well informed, or if nothing to report your cheery voice and positive attitude made us feel better that something was going to happen. Indeed it happened!
As hard as it is was to leave our house of 28 years, it makes us feel better the neighborhood is being transformed to a younger generation. It is a great neighborhood we only see it getting better.
One of the nicest things that happened to us while you were selling our house we made a friend.
Kathy and Steve 2016-03-31
Without hesitation, we would recommend Maura 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.
Joan and John Shores 2016-03-31
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 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
Amanda Black 2016-07-24
Maura came highly recommended and within a few days of an initial conversation on the phone, we were meeting at top quality houses for showings. She quickly understood what I was looking for in a new home, and when on site, she educated me on numerous key details to look for during a walk-through. When I decided to pull the trigger on an offer, Maura helped me get the best deal I could. I am confident that if I had worked with a different realtor, I would not be as happy as I am now in my new home.
Jon Wicks 2016-07-31
Maura is so personable, experienced, professional and a great person to work with. She is up front and honest and doesn't beat around the bush which we really appreciated. She knows the area very well and knows how to work with people - both buyers and sellers. She responded to all our questions as soon as possible. I highly recommend her to anyone!
TS and KS 2016-07-31
Maura is an experienced realtor and she is dedicated to her clients. She guides clients through the process of buying/selling in an ethically responsible way. And ultimately she gets results!
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Julie Artinian 2016-07-31
We can't thank you enough for your patience, guidance and professionalism throughout the selling and buying process. You are truly an amazing realtor!
Susan and Jahan
Susand and Jahan Assadi 2016-08-24
Maura was Amazing! Through her emails or listings in the Target area, we found what we were looking for right away. Maura got us into see it right away and knew exactly what we wanted and how to write our offer to give us the best chance in the bidding war. We won! Just love our house, our Forever home!
Lisa and Jim Batchelder 2016-08-31
Thank you for all your guidance and patience during our house search! Atley and Arrio are so happy to be in a neighborhood with so many other kids, and we love the layout of the house even though - after 10 years of living in a < 1,500 s. ft. house - we sometimes can't find the kids.
All the best,
Melissa and Tristan
Melissa Atienza and Tristan Burton 2016-11-02
We were trying to add up the years we've been working with you for both buying and selling a house... maybe over 10 years at least! I know we met in 2002! Thanks for hanging with us through all that time! Thanks for your patience - especially with my allergy stuff. Thanks for your persistence, knowledge, and wisdom along the way!
Kathi and Tom
Kathi and Tom Starks 2016-11-01
Thank you so much for all you've done for me over the past (many) months. I can't imagine having done this experience without you, and I still remember the first day I walked into your office, absolutely terrified. You have been absolutely wonderful to me and my family. I'm so excited to move into my new place. It's exactly what I wanted. I will happily recommend you to everyone.
Corrisa Niemann 2016-11-01
Maura was excellent. She has been wonderful to work with and I have recommended her to others !
M & A Rosenberg
Maura is one of the top Realtors in Michigan as well as the entire nation, placing in the top 1% among the over 1 million Realtors across the country. 98% of her business comes from referrals of past clients. With hard work and dedication and a strong brokerage firm to support her, Maura has developed a tremendous network of clients and affiliates who have come to appreciate her true professionalism. She provides total commitment to service and guidance to her clients during the transaction and after the sale, whatever their Real Estate needs.
Expertise of the current marketplace gives Maura the latitude to guide her clients to make prudent and informed investment decisions. Maura is a tireless Real Estate professional, she works long hours for her clients to meet their individual needs. She can be reached directly at (313) 717-7788 (9 AM-7 PM) 7 days a week. Her client's goals are her goals. As a result, she works closely with each client to persevere.
A dedicated professional, Maura Rains will put all her knowledge and energy into selling your home or negotiating for your future home. Energy, determination, uncompromising dedication, and long hours are required to establish records in any field. Maura's goal is to meet all the Real Estate wants and needs of her clients and to put her client's needs first.
I am very familiar with real estate in Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, and Lenawee Counties. I am a member of the Ann Arbor, Western Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, and Lenawee County Board of Realtors.
Ann Arbor Board of Realtors - Vice Chair of the MLS (2018-2019)
Ann Arbor Board of Realtors - Committee Member (2017-2018)
Kids for Kids (non-profit) - Founder/President (2012-Present)
Habitat for Humanity - Volunteer (2003-Present)
The Charles Reinhart Award - 2014, 2016, and 2017
Charles Reinhart President's Club Award (2011-present)
President's Award (2013- present).
Keller Williams Bronze Award (2001-2011)
I speak Spanish fluently, as I lived in Central and South America for a period of time. While abroad I built latrines, provided oral re-hydration, and other health related treatment for people. I also studied at the University of Cecemac in Morelia, Michocan, and in San Jose, Costa Rica.
The anchor in my life is my wonderful husband, Matt! He has made me laugh for many years! I am so grateful to have him share his life with me. I am also very fortunate to have two wonderful sons who are amazing human beings!