Lusk & Associates, Sotheby's International Realty

Lusk & Associates, Sotheby's International Realty

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  • Faiza M Ali

    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

  • Randy Whitfield

    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".

  • Faiza M Ali

    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

  • Marcia Banuchi

    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!

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About this pro

Because I value working for you, when you choose to hire me as your Realtor to work for you,  I offer the following options:

1)  Rekey 3 doors or up to 6 locks, providing 2 new keys

*value not to exceed $200*

-OR- 

2)  Will pay up to $200 for an appraisal and/or Home Warranty

*value not to exceed $200* 

-OR- 

3)  Provide 2 Hours of Home Staging

*value not to exceed $200* 

-OR- 

4) Will throw you a home party 30-45 days after closing   

*value not to exceed $200*

 

Having moved 13 times, I know Selling and/or Buying a home isn’t always easy.   As a full-time Realtor, I strive to make the whole process not only simple & easy, but memorable too!  Starting with our first Consultation through to after Closing, I understand the stress of moving, while juggling a home, family & career, which is why I use my “Claire Cares” approach.  I especially love serving and working with our Military!  Because I come from a military family, it is especially important to me to take care of those who serve our country – past and present.   As a Real Estate professional, I have received a special certification to help our military personnel called the Certified Military Residential Specialist.   To better serve my clients, I continue to take educational classes and have the ABR, SFR, SRES and CMRS designations.  Adding another dimension as to how I can help, I am a credentialed ASP® Home Staging Realtor.  Having a broad background in Residential, New Home Construction, Commercial and Industrial Real Estate, there is never a dull moment!  I also hold leadership roles within various business organizations and Non-Profits that I am a proud member to be a part of.  A portion of my income is donated each year back into our community.

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Lancaster, PA 17601
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

When I meet with a Buyer for the first time, I like to meet them at my office and talk with them.  I want to learn about them as a person, what they would like in a home and what is important to them.  If they have not met with a Lender, I will introduce them to a few Lenders, in which they can call them at their leisure.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I love to learn, so I attend classes that I feel will help me to be a better Realtor in servicing my clients.  I have designations in the following areas:

ABR - Accredited Buyer's Representative

ASPR - Accredited Staging Professional Realtor

CRMS - Certified Residential Military Speciality

SFR - Short Sale & Foreclosure Specialist

SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialisty


How did you get started in this business?

Read my Bio!  I've moved several times and what I didn't say in my Bio is that not every move has been great.....in fact our last move here, to Lancaster PA was terrible.  Both Realtor's (our "Buyer's" Agent and the Selling Agent) did not do their job, did not do right by us and we ended up spending several thousands of dollars (which we did not have) to take care of the issues.  Sad to say, but after the transaction was done - both Agents "disappeared".  We were left to struggle and correct the problems on our own - I don't want that to happen to someone else!!


What types of customers have you worked with?

I have worked with and continue to work with people from all walks of life - from those who are buying their first home which may be all of $24,000 all the way up into the millions.  From Seller's who are selling their homes ($35,000) all the way into the millions.  I treat each person the way I want to be treated and respect them.  Their money is their investment - doesn't matter the dollar amount.


Describe a recent project you are fond of.

Meeting a 92 year old former POW who has the most remarkable story and outlook on life.  I had the priveledge of helping him sell his life-long home.  He was the highlight for me!!


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Always interview them, check them out and be comfortable.  Can you trust this person with one of the most important decisions you are making?

Check the Realtor out - do they have references?  Reviews?


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Can I trust this person?  I am divulging personal information and trusting them with a huge investment (whether the price is small or large - either way it is your money).  I need to feel comfortable.  

Do they have references?