SALES MANAGER-NORTH OFFICE, REAL ESTATE CONSULTANT AND STAGING PROFESSIONAL
- Direct: 734.658.7158
- Mobile: 734.658.7158
Are you looking for an experienced, savvy real estate agent who pays attention to your individual needs and goals? Look no further.
I'm a Realtor who doesn't believe in cookie-cutter, one size fits all real estate solutions. Instead, I take the time to get to know each individual client, learn their tastes and preferences, and listen when they tell me what their needs are.
Whether you're buying or selling a home, I will tailor my approach to best meet your particular situation. If you want to sell, I will get you the highest price with the least amount of hassle by identifying what makes your home unique, pitching it to the right audience, and using a customized marketing plan & professional staging skills.
If you are a buyer, I will always pay close attention to your budget and preferences. Whether you express a desire for isolation or proximity to work, an emphatic need for a spiral staircase or an all-clover lawn, I will build a customized search for you. And don't worry, I will never try to push you into the most expensive property you can qualify for; instead, I will make sure you get a chance to see every home I think you might love.
If you are searching for a real estate agent who pays attention to your schedule, understands your idiosyncrasies, and works hard to achieve the best possible outcome, give me a call at 734-658-7158 or contact me via email at LBuys@ReinhartRealtors.com. Start getting personalized service today!
Ann Arbor - North
2200 Green Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Laurie Buys is a fantastic Realtor! Let us tell you why. · Laurie KNOWS the market! · Laurie will guide you with every step you take. Including some steps that you didn’t realize you needed to take. Seriously. · Laurie is an expert on “staging”. She will explain it to you and guide you through this critical process that increases the return to the SELLER and attracts BUYERS. She is on a first name basis with those craftsman who prepare the house for staging. · She will answer your every question and answer it promptly and be there if you need her advice. · Our house was “staged” with Laurie’s advice. We had four offers on the FIRST open house AND they were higher than the asking price. And we sold to one of those bidders. · Listen to experience! Work with Laurie Buys!
Fritz and Kathy 2020-03-06
Laurie was wonderful to work with! We had a roller coaster home buying experience and she made it so much easier for us. She was able to connect us with great contacts to help handle home improvements and legal issues. I definitely recommend hiring Laurie to help navigate the home buying process.
Laurie Buys is an excellent real estate agent. She has listed and sold 2 houses for me in the last 3 years. Both homes were empty so she staged them at no additional cost. She brought in tons of staging materials including rugs, paintings, bowls of fruit, baskets etc. She even hung towels and a shower curtain in the bath. She made both homes look fantastic. We had multiple offers on both homes within days. The first sale went smoothly, no problems... But the second home had issues that were discovered during the inspection. I was so afraid the sale would fall through. Laurie calmed my frayed nerves and handled the situation in a prompt professional manner. All sides were happy with the arranged compensation and the house closed in only 30 days. From start to finish, Laurie and her staff were absolutely wonderful.
Sarah and Jim 2019-10-21
I want to sing Laurie Buys praises as our Realtor from the rooftops! We were not the average case for a Realtor. We had a wonderful rental situation in Arbor Arbor and we were very casually looking for the perfect property for us at the right price point as first time home buyers in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area. Laurie not only went on this ride with us for a couple of years she educated us on virtually every aspect of buying a home with limitless patience, kindness, expertise and generosity. We were picky and had a lot of opinions about what was right for us. She was honest about the state of the homes, diligently checking and explaining every aspect of their conditions with complete transparency about potential costs and pitfalls. She was always available and went out of her way to get us into homes before open houses. When we did find the perfect house, she made it so painless. She was an advocate for our interest in the negotiations and made many calls to her contacts to get us the best rates on anything that needed repair or replacement. All estimates were accurate and the follow through from her recommendations was excellent. Buying a home that needs some work is terrifying especially for a first time homebuyer on a budget. But with Laurie I feel like we got the guidance and access that made it safe and secure. Highly recommend Laurie Buys and Amoreena Crawford her Client Care Coordinator at Reinhart Realty.
Astrid and Julie 2019-10-12
We have purchased and sold multiple homes with Laurie Buys. Our last home sold in a weekend from an Open House Laurie held. Within that first weekend, she brought us two solid offers. Laurie is efficient, detail oriented, great with timely communication and follow-up, and she is extremely personable. It’s always a pleasure to work with Laurie and her team. We would highly recommend Laurie Buys whether you are buying or selling a home/property.
Sue and Brian 2019-09-26
Laurie Buys helped us sell one home and purchase another. She was/is great to work with on both transactions, offering great advice to help us get our home ready for sale (and selling it in 6 days!!) and continues to be a great advocate for us with our new construction home. She always asks the right questions and stays on top of progress. Nothing has slipped by her and we cant appreciate that enough. She is also extremely easy to get along with, always available for our questions and not once did we feel like we were interacting with a sales person. We would definitely use Laurie for any future real estate transactions!
Mary and Bill 2019-08-29
We would work with Laurie again and we could not recommend her more highly. She guided us on a widespread and long (2 years) search with extraordinary patience. I lost count of how many homes she was able to show us - always accommodating our schedules and tirelessly getting us into those homes we found online while driving to meet her.... She has great vision and was able to help us see the potential (and shortfalls) of houses we looked at. But where Laurie really shone was once we found our house contract. Wow. This is the fourth home I've bought, and the first time I've had a realtor accompany us through the entire home inspection - all four hours of it. And good thing she did too, because there were a number of questions that arose and she was able to resolve them on the fly. She has a strong network of contractors who she can (and did) call upon to help with inspection issues, renovations, etc. She is incredibly professional and responds to texts within a minute or two seemingly at all times. All this, and she's also a pleasure to work with!
Greg and Kamie 2019-08-01
Laurie Buys and her team gave us such good advice and insight into the Ann Arbor real estate market. We have thoroughly enjoyed the process thanks to the expertise of Laurie Buys. Everything was handled with such care and attention to detail. The escrow went smoothly from start to finish. We can’t thank you enough!!! Best wishes for continued success!
Laurie is outstanding. Both on the buy side and the sell side she understands what's important. Her professionalism is at the top. Real estate always has issues and Laurie does an excellent job working through any issue and getting to a successful close. She simply is the best!
Laurie was incredibly helpful throughout my buying process. After a long time looking around, Laurie patiently waited for me to find my "right" home, never pressuring me and always giving great honest opinions on my long term hunt. This worked out perfectly, as I found a great, well-priced, and perfectly located fixer-upper that I'd been hunting for! Laurie also took the reins throughout the inspection and purchasing process to make things easy and straight-froward. Highly recommend her for any home-buying needs!
5 stars for Laurie Buys. I found her to be professional and a true crafts woman of her trade. She's spirited and charming which really helps in difficult process. I'm looking forward to working with her again. You go girl!!!!
Laurie was by far the best realtor with whom I've worked. She made the home buying process simple and streamlined, with a no-pressure style. Always attentive to our needs and wants, she worked within our budget to find the perfect house and negotiate an incredible purchase price. If you are looking for someone with years of experience and a well-developed network of trusted and affordable contractors and lenders, look no further than Laurie Buys.
Your determination, patience & professional attitude throughout the selling of our property was simply AMAZING! We were so lucky to have found you. I have worked with many realtors over the years & you exceeded our expectations. The time and passion you spent working with the township, listening to our concerns throughout the process made us feel like family even though we have never even met you personally. Through many phone conversation and text messages you made the process simple! I encourage anyone listing a home or piece of land to look no further, Laurie Buys & her team will get the job done period. Thank You!
Barry and Jen 2019-05-29
The process for [the house I was purchasing] was complicated, and required everything to break precisely right. That produced lots of worries and anxieties ... which meant Laurie functioned as much as a counselor and as a Realtor at key moments! The fact that everything came through (with, first, my offer being accepted on the house I was purchasing), then my [current] house selling within the needed timeframe, and negotiating fairly during the inspections etc., then a problem-free closing -- all of that shows the professionalism and skill that I had been told to expect. All of which I definitely experienced firsthand! I have no problems, no complaints, not even any suggestions -- nothing I can think of that might be bettered. Everything was awesome. THANK YOU. I'm still pinching myself that it all worked out ... to have landed with a true dream house ... one that is a 'forever house' -- leaps and bounds beyond anything I thought I had any chance or right to expect. THANK YOU!!!
I'm so appreciative of Laurie's (and Amoreena's) patience with me throughout this process ... I know it took a long time, and I asked a bunch of questions about properties that might have seemed to have little in common. What can I say, I like to be thorough. Thanks for bearing with me. The experience of working together was terrific. Laurie and Amoreena were both super-responsive, and answered just about all my questions at every turn. Laurie reassured me during the psychologically challenging moments, too. Getting an offer on the [first] house, and having it closed within the time frame dictated by my [second house] purchase, was tricky ... I'm so glad I had Laurie working with me on both ends of the transaction.
We are happy to highly recommend realtor Laurie Buys. Laurie is approachable, knowledgeable, and a great communicator. She was extremely helpful in facilitating our search for a new home and very flexible in dealing with our schedule. We very much appreciated her candid opinion and experienced eye as we viewed our options. After purchase, Laurie has been invaluable in locating crafts people to complete work on our new home and her follow-up has been thorough and efficient. I would not hesitate to call Laurie again should the need arise and would readily refer others to her.
Bob and Mary 2019-04-09
Amazing to work with! Extremely helpful through the entire buying process.
Laurie went above and beyond to make my new home possible. She was extremely responsive, and knowledgeable throughout the process. She was friendly and thoughtful and made the process of my sale and new purchase pleasant. Highly recommend!
I had a marvelous and rewarding experience using Laurie Buys of The Reinhart Real Estate Agency in Ann Arbor to market and sell my mother-in-law’s house. Laurie not only knew how to stage the property for sale, she managed the process of engaging services such as painting, housekeeping and other associated tasks and services which were prompt, efficient and cost effective. She also donated her time at no extra cost to supervise these service providers. As a result, the house sold within 6 days of listing with six offers and twin cash bids at more than 15% over our asking price!! We were delighted.
As first-time homebuyers and overworked new parents, we needed a lot of help with the process, and Laurie took care of us every step of the way. Laurie facilitated our home purchase remotely, attending walkthroughs on our behalf and staying in constant contact. She quickly convinced us that she understood our goals and that we could trust her judgment. Whenever we had a question or request, Laurie would jump into action, quite literally at all hours. She’s well-connected and obviously respected in the community, so she was able to coordinate smoothly with all of the other professionals we needed to work with. When we hit a snag in the process, Laurie put in extra work to help us solve it, with excellent results. She was knowledgeable, dedicated, and consistently upbeat. We would highly recommend Laurie as a realtor and are looking forward to working with her again in the future.
Kacey and Sam 2018-06-26
Laurie went above and beyond to sell our townhouse in Ann Arbor! We cannot thank her enough for making it so easy and stress free. We live out of state and she arranged for new carpeting and other maintenance issues to be handled for us long distance! Then she staged the townhouse to look amazing for the showing....the place sold in 2 days with multiple offers above asking price! She predicted it would and it DID! What more could you want! Thank you Laurie!
Patti and Scott 2018-04-17
Laurie has helped myself, family, friends - both buy and sell 9 homes over the past 5 years - would never use anyone else and she is the first name that comes up for anyone asking advice on selling. She is dedicated, on the ball, and efficient. Will prep and stage your home, and help throughout the process. Laurie will fight for you as the buyer or seller, offering advice and options along the way. Would highly recommend to anyone as you will receive first class service. All of the homes Laurie as helped with received lots of interest and quick full price offers - often before needing an open house. Do yourself a favor and contact Laurie today!
Thank you for everything you have done to help us find our first home. We couldn't have done it without you!
Brian and Megan 2018-02-19
Laurie was a pleasure to work with. She helped us stage our home to get it ready for sale, then guided us through a very quick sales process. She was always sensitive to our needs and our timeline. She kept in constant communication with us every step of the way, answering all of our questions and offering sage advice. Even our dog and our young daughter came to love working with her! We wish we had another house to sell so we could continue to work with Laurie!
Sarah and Michael 2018-02-12
Our house went up late Friday night and attracted 20+ showings since - already have a full price offer in hand - if you’re not using realtor Laurie Larsen Buys, you’re doing something wrong. This will be one of over a dozen homes she has helped us/family/friends with buying/selling. Give her a holler if you want it done right!
TC and Megan 2018-02-12
More specifically, our realtor—Laurie Buys—was knowledgeable, patient, and hardworking. I would highly recommend her to assist in home purchases for future employees of the University of Michigan.
Robert and Kara 2017-09-21
It's nice to have a real home finally! A quick thank you for all of your help throughout the process. You were always responsive and always great at moving the ball down the court.
Dalia and Andrew 2017-07-28
Laurie Buys is an excellent realtor and a credit to her profession. Laurie made herself available to us whenever we had a question or concern and responded swiftly to all of our inquiries. Our home buying process stretched on for many months, but Laurie attention to detail never wavered. I would recommend her to anyone that wanted to buy or sell their home.
Beth and Michael 2017-07-28
"Laurie was a great agent. She was very informative and prompt to answer when we needed anything. We would definitely recommend her to others."
Rachel & Brandon
"You are just a wonderful person and a highly skilled realtor. Thank you for all that you do."
"My name is Clint Terrell and I live in Glen Allen, VA. My wife, Shelly and I recently sold our home in Saline, MI through Reinhart. I would like to tell you what a great asset you have in Laurie Buys. First let me say that I have never met Laurie in person. Our complete transaction was done over the phone and through email. We have bought and sold seven properties over the last 40 years and can say without reservation that Laurie is the best we have ever dealt with. Laurie handled the complete transaction with the professional and personal touch which was very important to us. She went above and beyond expectations to get our house sold, organizing yard work, painting and cleaning. She actually went in and did cleaning on her own when time was important. We would rate Laurie a 5.5 out of 5! We now look at Laurie not only as an excellent realtor but as a friend. Reinhart is very lucky to have her."
Clint & Shelly
"We will be closing on our Canton house today at 2:00 p.m. This is the 6th house I've sold and the most challenging. I don't think we would be anywhere near this close if it weren't for our AWESOME REALTOR Laurie Buys. I can't say enough about how above and beyond she has gone. If anyone needs help buying or selling, Laurie is the best agent I've ever worked with and I hope you will consider working with her."
Karen & Wes
"Thank you for all of your help with finding our new home and welcoming us to Ann Arbor. Your expertise and patience are unmatched and we couldn't have done it without you!"
The Coles Family
"Laurie is a phenomenal realtor. She stopped by to look at our home before we made the choice to relocate from Michigan to Georgia. We wanted to know if it was even a possibility to sell at that point in the market. Laurie reassured us that it was indeed possible. A few short weeks later we decided to go through with our relocation. Laurie gave us several tips to prepare our house for photographs and listing. I could not believe how quickly the bids came in once our house was on the market. We relocated before the final closing, but Laurie still made the process go smoothly even with the miles in between. I recommend Laurie Buys expert assistance when it comes to purchasing or selling a home in southeast Michigan."
"Laurie Buys is very professional, thorough, friendly and knowledgable about the housing market & local area. We highly recommend her services. She is a pleasure to work with."
Brian & Susan
"We just wanted to thank you for all your help, all your work made this a great experience."
Andy, Susan & Shaun
"You were tremendous, thank you so much for all your help!"
Libby & Dan
"Thank you so much for everything you've done for us to help us into our new beautiful home. You are a very special person and an honor to know."
"We can't thank you enough for all that you did to help us get rid of that house. We really appreciate it!!"
Chelsea & David
"Thanks for all your hard work in making the sale happen. It wasn't easy and I really appreciate your efforts."
"You have been so great working with us, we really appreciated your support, patience and your enthusiasm!"
Julia & Jules
"I could not have done this without all your help and efforts. Thank you so very much for everything!"
"Laurie was phenomenal. Earned my trust and we will use her for future purchases/sales in the state and refer her to anyone we know in need of a realtor. I'm confident we would not have been able to purchase our home were it not for Laurie Buys."
"We wish to recommend Laurie Buys to anyone who is seeking to sell their home and/or purchase another one. Her exceptional wisdom and support in the sell of our home and the search and purchase of another was outstanding. She listened to us, provided her perspective, and walked with us through every detail. She readily listened to our opinions, problem solved with us and never pressured to move us in another direction. She knows the business and was ready at every turn to recommend a painter, plumber, or expert in each area. The brochure she put together to show our home was professionally appealing. Her guidance for what needed to be done to prepare our condo to sell, paid off with an offer the day after our first open house, for our asking price. We still did not have a home purchased to move into. By this time Laurie knew us so well, she would make wise suggestions and open opportunities for us. Laurie always made time for us and after viewing many homes and going to many open houses she did guide us to the one. We are highly recommending Laurie as a professional real estate agent with every good quality and skill one could want."
Jeff & Sharon
"Laurie helped some of our good friends sell not one but two of their houses. When it came time to sell our house, our friends highly recommended her - and with good reason. Laurie helped us identify which "quick fix" projects would help us more effectively sell our house, she provided staging which made our home look better than it did when we lived in it, and she helped us overcome a difficult selling situation. She was in constant communication, was transparent about what was happening during the selling process, and would provide knowledgeable explanations to any questions we had. Additionally, Laurie has a vast network of contractors and vendors for any last-minute repair work we required. If you're looking to buy or sell a house, and want a realtor who will put your needs first and always have your best interest in mind, we highly recommend contacting Laurie!"
Jennie & Rob
"Laurie was an amazing realtor. She was there every step of the way and was always on top of everything. I really appreciate all of her expertise and the book of contractors/referrals she has for any sort of home improvement. I've used several of her referrals and very satisfied!"
"We recommend Laurie in a heartbeat. If any of our family, friends or colleagues even hint about house shopping or selling we tell them to call Laurie immediately. She was so patient with us figuring out exactly what we wanted. We put her through the paces before we finally found what we were looking for and she was smiles and support the whole way. And boy does she work her tail off. She's the first one up and the last one to call it a day. We have no idea how she manages it all, but it runs smooth as silk. There was a feeding frenzy for the house we wanted and she expertly guided us in every step to land the deal. During the whole process of both buying and selling we knew we were in the best hands. She had all the information, all the experience and all the energy. On top of all that, she's just a hands down wonderful person. Unflappable, optimistic and generous. Even our two young children were excited whenever we were going to see Laurie. Call her, you can't go wrong."
Carsten & Heather
"We are so grateful to you for helping us with the process. You are a joy to work with. We truly appreciated your professionalism and knowledge as you negotiated us through the process. And the outcome was far beyond expectation!"
Jan & Bill
"My wife and I had a good experience with Laurie, in 2014, in her determination to help us sell our house in Ann Arbor, at a difficult time, before our moving to the Southwest. She alerted us in advance to all the steps necessary before putting the house on the market. She was most resourceful in helping us through the final details in confirming the sale."
"Thank you for all you did to help with the sale. I appreciate you very much!"
"We will be closing on our Canton house today at 2:00 p.m. This is the 6th house I've sold and the most challenging. I don't think we would be anywhere near this close if it weren't for our AWESOME REALTOR Laurie Buys. I can't say enough about how above and beyond she has gone. If anyone needs help buying or selling Laurie is the best agent I've ever worked with and I hope you will consider working with her.”
Karen & Wes
"We highly recommend Laurie Buys if you are looking for a competent, knowledgeable and polished real estate agent who works closely with a professional team. Laurie made herself available from the moment we contacted her to quickly sell our Ann Arbor home due to a job relocation. Laurie set us up with her photographer who staged our home in the best light producing quality photos; then accurate measurements were taken of all rooms, which amazingly resulted in a records correction at the local tax office, (turns out, Laurie caught a detail that caused us to be overpaying property tax!); and an assistant who kept in touch by phone and delivered sales brochures, business cards, booties (in a basket) and a decorative lawn sign. Laurie represented us online and over the phone to secure several immediate showings of qualified and interested buyers, prior to our official listing hitting the airwaves and real estate booklets. Most importantly, Laurie sought out and presented us with several (at and over-sales-price) bids within one week of our home being listed and then diplomatically worked through our first experience with a 'bidders war' and finally, navigated unusual circumstances that arose at close on the buyers end. Laurie researched, priced our home correctly and closed the sale! We can't say enough about her positive attitude, flexibility and patience. Selling our home of over a decade was a bit unsettling, but Laurie definitely made it worthwhile!”
Jo Ellen & George
“You were tremendous, thank you so much for all your help!”
Libby & Dan
"For almost two years my husband and I worked with the realtor, Laurie Buys from Reinhart Realtors, as she helped us purchase a condo and sell our house. During this time, she was trustworthy and reliable, never pushy, always well informed and hardworking as she guided us through the legalese of a purchase agreement and the stresses of selling a fairly expensive home. During the eleven months our home was on the market, she gave us apt and timely decorating advice, held many open houses and helped us find reliable and reasonable contractors to address drainage issues and other problems. Always optimistic, she was the consummate professional. In sum, we heartily recommend Laurie Buys as a realtor."
Jeff & Ellen
“Thanks for all your hard work in making the sale happen. It wasn’t easy and I really appreciate your efforts.”
“I could not have done this without all your help and efforts. Thank you so very much for everything!”
"Laurie, I am so grateful to you. Thank you so much for such an awesome home buying and selling experience! You have been such a pleasure to work with. We appreciate all you've done for us!”
Megan & TC
Laurie is an amazing realtor in every way. She is helpful, supportive, fast, efficient and cares deeply about getting the job done and doing it well! There were many details that needed to be addressed in order to sell the house we listed and Laurie expertly and efficiently helped us get every single one done so we could get the house listed as soon as possible. The house was beyond a “fixer upper” and we thought it was going to be difficult to sell, but she miraculously sold it very quickly and beyond the listing price! Laurie made the whole process pain-free and the results were well beyond our expectations. I can’t recommend her more enthusiastically. You will not be disappointed!
Tanya, CEO of Humane Society of Huron Valley