For a year I had my property listed with a different agent/realty company prior to meeting Claire. The experience with the prior agent, unfortunately, did not meet my expectations. Then I enlisted the services of Claire Chivington from Lusk & Associates, Sotheby's International Realty.
The first day she came to the property and walked through - she thoroughly evaluated the property and picked up on various nuances that come with a home built centuries ago. The property was unique and needed a "perfect" buyer - Claire discussed various marketing techniques on how she would present the property for sale.
She brought numerous prospective buyers to the table and in each case I was very comfortable knowing she had my best interest at heart. She would sit down, present and explain the offers - both the pros and cons - but ultimately accepting my decisions on the offers.
She then found an interested party and through considerable negotiations we came to an agreement of sale.
The buyer had a few minor requests prior to closing and Claire diligently worked with me to get them finished.
The week before closing it was discovered there was a legal issue that needed to be resolved before we could close. Claire spent a considerable amount of time speaking to my attorneys, the title company and the buyers agent to help me resolve this matter .
Although closing was delayed for a week, Claire even stepped up to represent me at the closing as I was unable to attend due to other commitments. Yes I trusted her that much!
Having been a real estate professional and owning and developing commercial real estate for years, this is by far the most complicated and difficult closing I have encountered.
Claire handled every detail throughout the process with professionalism and with attention to detail. You will NOT find a more qualified, considerate, hard-working agent as Claire.
I can honestly say, having dealt with many, many realtors over the years, Claire stands out above the rest!!
Thanks Claire for your tireless efforts to sell my property. And I very highly recommend anyone who wants a trusted, extremely competent and all-around great person to deal with - whether buying or selling - CLAIRE CHIVINGTON is EXACTLY who you need to call!!!
Claire masterfully represented me in the listing and sale if my house. She drew upon the resources of her firm and put together a wonderfully crafted listing that attracted immediate interest. An agreement of sale was signed in less than a week. Her attention to detail and active communication with me was essential to the success of this effort. She kept the focus on what mattered and what was required. Claire proved unflappable when needed and frank with me when needed, too. She was an asset as every phase and was there to celebrate the close.
We cannot speak highly enough of our experience with Claire Chivington. Claire is a very kind person, helping us with a lot of time and dedication to get the house that we were looking for and not a house to buy quickly. It took several houses to go around looking at and we never felt forced to make an offer. Claire walked us through every step of the closing process making for an easy interaction. Claire provided us with excellent home inspectors and she was always there to answer our questions. Claire’s selling price analysis was a precise exercise in which her knowledge of the neighborhood provided insight into the market. This resulted in a final sale very close to our asking price and above our original expectations. In addition, she knew how to market our home. The pictures on our listing made us almost regret selling the place! It blew us away when we had 15 showings in a week and Claire called just seven days after hitting the market with a great offer on our house. We put our trust in Claire and it paid off. We would, and will, recommend Claire to anyone in the market to purchase or sell their home. We will also look to use Claire when we have any future real estate needs. The best part is that we now have a new friend- a friendship that will continue to grow!
Claire went out of her way to make sure that needs and concerns were met she is very knowledgeable about the properties she has shown me and it there was something she was not sure of she would find out and get right back to me I am new to Lancaster so I do not know many people but if I did I would recommend her to them
Clare was a great help in getting the house I wanted. She come through for me. She was always on time and would advice a lot her experience in her line of work shows. I would highly recommend her to anyone good job and god bless
Faiza m Ali
We were in need of a larger warehouse, in a good location, at a great price, with specific parameters and we needed it in less than 3 months! Talk about unrealistic demands. Claire went to work immediately! She showed us a few spaces, but none of them fit our parameters; especially our budget. Time was moving so fast and panic was starting to creep in. Claire was a cool cucumber and asked for my specific needs. Again we were low on time and working with an unrealistic budget but Claire stated.. "Well if that is what you are looking for then that is what we will find". She was very confident which was encouraging. Long story short Claire found exactly what we were looking for and what was more impressive was that it wasn't a public listing in any paper that I saw. She really dug in and was so focused on getting us a place before our deadline that we didn't sign an agent agreement until after we knew the new location would work for us. Finally, In a world of declining customer service, and what seems to be a general lack of consideration and kindness. Claire's customer service and expertise came shining thru. Many companies have mission statements, slogans and billboards. That is all well and good but, at the end of the day if you were to ask me to sum our experience up with one statement it would simply be...... "Claire Cares".
Claire was a great help to us when buying our home. She made sure our request for a couple changes be accomplished with the seller which were 100% accurate. She just about held our hands through the whole process. It was a great pleasure working with her and if we were ever to sell this home and go for another....Claire would be our first point of contact. She's friendly, knowledgably and very professional. We talk to her often throughout the year, we feel she has become a friend. Thanks Claire.
Lucinda S. Durant
It has been 4 years since we bought our house using Claire as our realtor and she still checks in with us from time to time. We found Claire by going to an open house and knew then we had found the right person to represent us. She is patient, responds quickly, very professional yet friendly and caring. We ❤❤❤ Claire Chivington!!
Karen and I were having trouble finding a house that fit all of our needs, and trust me when I say that list was long; so Claire lead us down the road of building a new home. She introduced us to a fantastic builder that we were extremely happy with, and she made this experience a joy to go through. With her experience and professionalism, I would recommend her and her team to anyone needing assistance in the real estate market. Thank you Team Claire, it was our pleasure!!!
Claire Chivington has experienced long distance moves herself. She listened to our wants, wishes and needs. She was knowledgable of Lancaster county. We saw the few houses I had found on the internet but she added a few extra to our day's search. The last house of five that day was the house of our dreams right down to the finished lower level and pool table included! We had worked with another realtor for several months before going to Claire. We'd lost two houses due to the low offers of $5,000 - $10,000 under bid we made. These homes were okay but what we found with Claire gave us our wish list plus extras we'd never dreamed we could have. Claire answered questions as we drove around of grocery stores, information about the medical options in this area, church communities, etc. She helped us connect with a decorator as well as a carpenter to do the work we needed to make this our home. She quickly became that friend you need when knowing no one in the area. We felt blessed to have her as our realtor. Thanks Claire!
There was no question in my mind about who I would use for my realtor when I found the house of my dreams. It was Claire. After she helped my aging mother sell her home with great respect and sensitivity to my mother's needs. Claire took care of every detail in the buying of my home and the selling of mom's. To this day, 4 years later, Claire continues to send me notes and cards and stays in touch with me. I know I can call her anytime and she will help with any questions I have. Thank you Claire for being more than a realtor, a true friend. Darlene
Claire was so very helpful and caring as she helped us to buy our house in April of 2015. She is very knowledgable and answered all our questions. Thank you so much for helping us, Claire!
I can't say enough about my amazing Realtor Claire Chivington! Not only was her pre-sale service more than I could have expected, her post-sale service is exceptional! Having read my Facebook post about my heating problem, she got on the phone with my home warranty company and has expedited the process to get this problem fixed. Her motto is Claire Cares....and she truly does! Not only did I find a professional Realtor that I will recommend to anyone, I have a new, dear friend who I can count on. I can't thank you enough Claire!
Claire went above and beyond in assisting my wife and I in getting our first house together in 2016. She cared very much of our input throughout the process and always responded immediately through emails, phone, etc. towards our questions. Claire goes out of her way to get the job done by reaching out to the seller or builder of any questions we've had. She is always persistent in handling matters that arose along the way because she genuinely cares about her clients and wants them to be happy and satisfied! I highly recommend Claire Chivington to anyone who is selling or buying a house! Thank you Claire for all that
After our first meeting with Claire, my wife and I knew that she was going to be the kind of help we needed to find our next home. She took the time to get to know us and exactly what we wanted from a home. She heard us when explained our likes and dislikes and was able to quickly apply that to our next showings. The most desirable part of our home-buying experience (besides having the home at the end of the process), was by far Claire. She spoke to us with a sense of down-to-earth realism that was lacking in all of my previous relationships with realtors, and it truly felt like she was working for our best interest. Claire also helped sell my previous home. With her assistance, and well informed recommendations we were able to stage my house for showing and photographs so that we could attract the best offers. With her knowledge, I was able to get a satisfactory offer within three days! We would happily recommend her to anyone we know.
When we were first thinking about going from renting to investing in our first home, Claire gave us the advice we needed to take the next step. She spent an evening with us to go over our needs as well as our financial situation and purchasing requirements. She got to also "really" know us. She even had a prayer with us before we left her office. Right then and there we knew that Claire and no one else was the agent and friend we needed to help us in our home purchase. One year later in the Spring of 2013, we contacted her and she made everything happen seamlessly and easy. We not only appreciate the help she provided as our realtor, but mostly the friend that we gained. THANK YOU CLAIRE!!
Sharon & Mike Redcay
Claire helped my wife and I buy our first home. She found several houses in our price range and love the house we found. We have been in our home almost 6 years. Claire was helpful and was very nice to my young son. Would recommend.
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I found Claire was not only professional in every way she was a great source of resources to help me with my move and home repairs prior to the sale of my house. She was great communicator as well. She stayed in touch with me every step through the sale process. She is a sweet kind and understanding human being as well which I believe is a rare quality in today's society. She is an asset to your company and has the perfect personality to match her professional sales experience. How this helps you become aware of her qualifications.
Claire helped us sell our first home super quick! She worked continually to help promote the home and schedule viewings so that as many people as possible could view the property. Throughout the process she was able to guide us and not only showed us that she really does care about selling our home, but more importantly that she cares about us as people. We have and will continue to recommend Claire to others who are interested in buying or selling their homes!
Claire was recommended to us through our relocation service, and she was truly amazing with helping us relocate from out of state. From cramming as many viewings in a single weekend that we requested to viewing houses for us over the phone, she walked us through buying the house we wanted. She was very knowledgeable, helped schedule inspections, called our bank when they fell behind schedule, and even provided us support months after the purchase when the county made a mistake with our real estate taxes. I would strongly recommend Claire to other military/veterans or anyone seeking reality services. Thank you Claire!
Claire makes the home-buying process painless. I've gotten the opportunity to work with her on a professional basis and her customer service, attention to detail and flexibility make her one of the best in the business. Thank you Claire for being an advocate for your clients - it does not go unnoticed.
I can't say enough about my amazing Realtor Claire Chivington/ Lusk & Associates, Sotheby's International Realty Not only was her pre-sale service more than I could have expected, her post-sale service is exceptional! Having read my FB post about my heating problem, she got on the phone with my home warranty company and has expedited the process to get this problem fixed. Her tag line is Claire Cares....and she truly does! Not only did I find a professional Realtor that I will recommend to anyone, I have a new, dear friend who I can count on. I can't thank you enough Claire!
Highly recommend as a professional Realtor. Very personable.
Lynde Lu Vey
She did a wow job for us.if need a realtor clair is the person you need.for buying or selling .put your faith in her an you will be
Claire is not only beautiful on the outside but has a beautiful, caring, soul as well. If you want an honest person who is looking out for your best interest, place your trust in her. She will find a home better than you ever dreamed of!