Testimonials

Michele Safford has earned the trust of her clients. Read what some of them have to say about their experience working with Michele.

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"My home was on the market for two years with two different agents before I reluctantly called Michele for help. To be honest, I was a little burned out with real estate "professionals". I was impressed with how prepared she was for our initial meeting. Four weeks later she brought us two different offers including one for full price! Michele and her team did a spectacular job of keeping us informed, coaching us through the processes and prepared us for each step - listing through close. I was so pleased with Michele that I referred a friend of mine to her. Michele sold her condo too! I will continue to refer her."

Paul Stavros, Tendercare Incorporated
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"From the moment we met her, we knew Michele Safford was the person we were looking for. Her preparation and presentation as well as her sparkling personality totally eclipsed all others. Michele was both creative and thorough in her efforts on our behalf, communicating with us regularly. Through her comparative analysis, we were able to make informed decisions as we worked with Michele. Her patience and encouragement were much appreciated. Needless to say, we would not hesitate to recommend Michele Safford to others. In fact, we already have."

Torkild & Linda Nielsen
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I bought and sold a home with the Michele Safford and Chris Banchoff group. Every member of the group with whom I dealt was professional, thorough and pleasant. My home was sold quickly and Michele' s expertise and experience were an integral part of the negotiations. I can wholeheartedly endorse this team!

Joan Cox
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My husband and I are happy that we found a realty office where everyone is friendly, extremely knowledgeable, efficient, and helpful! Chris Banchoff returned our initial call promptly, and his professionalism and attention to detail was impressive throughout the entire process of selling our home. Also, Michele Safford was amazing, and we enjoyed working with her entire team. Jennifer took wonderful pictures of our home. Mary was invaluable and was always available to answer any of our questions, no matter how small! The years of everyone's combined experience was evident. We are lucky that we found Michele Safford's Remax office in Northville to quickly sell our home in Hartland. And we recommend them to all of our family and friends.

Dave and Cheryl Pitschel
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"After listing our home for too long with another realtor, we chose Michele (and she agreed, thankfully!) to take us on. In half the time, she had twice the amount of action and always kept us informed of any development. We figured it was a business deal like most, but when she sent us a beautiful poem and listened to my chatty husband with patience, I knew she was much more; we do consider her a new friend! We will recommend her to anyone! Plus my husband says that she had a sassy style and spunk!"

Michaline & Tom Ferrara
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We had a great experience buying our home with Chris Banchoff from The Michele Safford and Chris Banchoff Group. He was patient in answering all of our questions and was very thorough and professional when showing us different properties. We would highly recommend Chris and The Michele Safford Group to anyone looking to buy a home in the area!

Kathryn t Powell
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"My husband and I found Michele to be extremely professional and thorough, as demonstrated by her regular updates on market conditions and feedback after showings. Michele's attention to detail and quick response time to our questions reassured us that we had selected a competent and knowledgeable agent. In the future, should the occasion arise, we will highly recommend Michele to our friends and relatives."

Robert & Mary Korr
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Chris and Michele are top notch professionals. They are responsive and caring and watch over every detail of the process - even ones they don’t have to. And when the inevitable something goes awry, they go to bat to resolve it fairly and quickly. I am a return customer for a reason!

Laura Tutt
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I've used the Michele Safford and Chris Banchoff Group to sell homes in 2008, 2011 and 2021. Every experience with Michele Safford and Chris Banchoff went extremely smooth as they were prepared, made logical suggestions and were helpful throughout the entire process. Communication with them was immediate whether I had a question or it was feedback from showings. Chris made this last sale extremely seem-less. Living out of state he made sure every detail was taken care of from hiring a cleaning person thru confirming the wire transfer of funds upon the virtual close. If you want a top professional to market/sell a house in a good market (2021) or a slow market (2008 & 2011) I recommend Chris Banchoff and the Safford Group!

Michael Bratta
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"I was impressed with her in the first 30 seconds. It is clear that Michele knows what she is talking about and she is a very confident person. Michele was exceptional throughout the entire process. I sincerely appreciated the way Michele handled everything and would highly recommend her to anyone who is selling their house."

Julie A. Gunkelman
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"She used all of her marketing experience to bring us an offer in a difficult real estate market. In the crucial time when the offer is received and negotiated, Michele acted as a true professional, acting as a calming force for both sides in an emotional time. She returned all phone calls and answered all our questions promptly. I would not hesitate to use her services again and recommend her to anyone."

Robb & Donna Coleman
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Chris Banchoff helped my son and daughter-in-law with the purchase of their first home in 2018 and was so terrific as he steered them through the process. He has been patiently providing us with info on potential downsized properties for the past two and half years, but never pushes or exerts pressure for us to make a move. When my father-in-law passed away earlier this year, we turned to Chris to help us with the sale, even though it was located pretty far outside his normal area of operation. Chris helped each step of the way. The pandemic came just as we were preparing the house for sale, so we had to postpone the actual listing. Once the lockdown on real estate sales was lifted, we were able to put the house up for sale and it sold in one day, for far above what we originally thought we would get for the house. Chris is a true professional, always quick to respond to any question, and truly knowledgeable about this business. We can't thank him enough for making a difficult and emotional process as easy as possible. When we are ready to make our move, Chris is the person we will call.

Norn and Nancy Powell
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"We appreciate [her] hard work in showing and marketing our property. [She's] a realtor extraordinaire! The quick and professional sale of our home has allowed us to accelerate our vacation plans. For this and [her] help and friendship throughout the listing and selling of our home, we are truly grateful."

Ishwar & Bansi Parekh
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"We met Michele in 1997, since then she has represented us on the purchase or sale of four homes. All of our experiences with Michele have been excellent. Michele Safford is a real estate agent that can be trusted and cares about her clients and their interests. Because of Michele's expertise, professionalism, and integrity we have and will continue to refer Michele to friends, family and acquaintances that need a real estate agent. We believe that Michele Safford is the best real estate agent in Michigan!"

Kent & Laurie Teeters, William Beaumont Hospital
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"Michele made us feel at ease when we were considering purchasing the home. She took time to answer our questions and point out several features of the house that we would not have noticed initially. When we listed our former house, she delivered excellent presentation, including a bound copy of listings and sales of other houses in our neighborhood. The fact that our house sold quickly and within our asking price demonstrates that Michele is knowledgeable in the real estate profession and is able to assist clients realistically with real estate matters. We feel confident in recommending Michele Safford to others who are interested in selling or purchasing real estate."

Walter & Marilyn Martin
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"Michele made a great impression on us when she showed up at our home, well prepared and very professional. It only took a few weeks for our home to sell, which was a great tribute to her excellent salesmanship. We will definitely recommend Michele Safford to our family and friends who are interested in selling their homes."

Barb & Steve Billings
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"It has been a pleasure to work with you and your very professional team, especialy during this soft real estate market. I never doubted that we were in good hands!"

Christine Santucci
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Chris and his staff were extremely responsive. Everything was very personalized. This was the most consistent customer service experience I've ever had. I'm extremely satisfied and happy that I switched to Michele Safford when I did. My home listed and had a signed written offer within 4 days. Do not settle for anything less than the best.

Justin Skwarek
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My primary person of contact was Chris Banchoff. Chris is very knowledgeable, honest and professional. I have used his services in the past for home sales and purchases and have always been extremely satisfied. I did have the opportunity to speak with Michele Safford and was very impressed as well. The office staff seemed very experienced and friendly. The entire sale process went smoothly. I would highly recommend Chris, Michele and their team!!

Sandy Strubank
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We worked with Chris Banchoff. He was outstanding! He exceeded our expectations in every way. He guided us through the entire process and made it seamless. He actually made it look easy. We highly recommend Chris and his associates!

Dennis and Karyn Rekuc
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[Her] professionalism and dedication were impeccable. The sale of a home can be a very trying and stressful experience. However, it's reassuring to know agents of [Michele's] caliber and knowledge do exist and can actually make the experience very pleasant. I will recommend her to relatives and friends who plan to sell their homes in the future."

Linda M. Shaheen
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"I wish to thank Michele for the excellent service and care my wife and I received from [her] office with regard to the recent sale of our condominium in Northville and purchase of our new home in Novi. In each case, not only did we receive attentive, considerate service, but our sale/purchase price received/spent exceeded our expectations."

 
Tom VanNocker
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Chris worked with us through the process of buying a house in Plymouth, MI from showing the properties and all the way through closing. There are several things my wife and myself liked a lot when we were working with Chris: * Chris promptly responded to our emails, texts, and calls. We never had to wait and our questions were answered on point and with all the details. * Chris went above and beyond our expectations during the process. We were still living in Arizona while we were buying the house. Chris helped with many local things (e.g. dropping tax paperwork to township to meet the deadline while we were still out of town). Overall, we highly recommend Chris Banchoff and we would absolutely work with him again on any of our real estate needs in the area.

Aleksey Sanin
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"I only wish that we had contacted Michele first rather than losing the time we did with another real estate company. When our family relocated to another state, we always felt confident that our property was in good hands with [Michele] and [her] company."

Don Hensen
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"When I did my morning walks around the neighborhood, most of the For Sale signs had Michele Safford's name on them. It helps to advertise! I interviewed Michele and picked her to handle the sale. She did a great job!"

George Moy
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"[Her] experience far exceeded our expectations. We were equally impressed with [her] professionalism and personal support during the listing and selling process. We greatly appreciated all of [her] help and would highly recommend Michele Safford to other homeowners."

Joe & Susan Harten
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We worked with Chris Banchoff from The Michele Safford Group. Chris was extremely professional, knowledgable, and helpful. As first time home buyers, he did a wonderful job holding our hands and explaining every step of the process. He is a great communicator, calling or texting often to give status updates so that we always felt in the loop. He was able to meet our timelines and helped us to discover and purchase our ideal home. He advice and negotiation was tantamount in making it a reality. I highly recommend Chris and The Michele Safford Group and would use them again in an instant whether buying or selling.

Jiyunahito
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"Michele Safford is a confident, extremely competent professional, who takes her work seriously, yet has the time to listen and discuss all client concerns. She has been a tremendous blessing to us through the entire process. We have always had confidence in her abilities. Michele has the experience, integrity, personality, perspective, and professionalism one expects from today's real estate professional. She will be referred to everyone we know who is considering buying or selling their home."

Ronald & Margaret Scozzari
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"It was a true joy meeting and working with Michele. We were introduced to Michele through friends who also had a successful sale. She came with the highest recommendation and we were blown away with the results! From the first meeting to closing, she was a professional and thorough!"

Mr. & Mrs. Geier
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"Michele Safford is just great! She was thorough, patient, persistent, flexible and resourceful! Michele was with us through each and every step of the process for selling our home. Michele is a true professional and it was a pleasure to work with her! We just can't say enough about Michele Safford. Not only is she a totally professional agent, but she also brought genuine sincerity to the selling process!

J. Kevin & Patricia McKenna
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"We decided to list with Michele after receiving a letter from her in the mail listing all of her qualifications and credentials. I was impressed with the way she marketed herself! The whole process with Michele was pleasant, quick, gratifying, smooth, and very professional! I would most definitely recommend Michele to my friends and family!"

Linda Dietrich
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Upon retirement we decided to move from Redford to Midland.  Unfortunately, the sale of our house fell through in September because of the appraisal and put our retirement in jeopardy.  The house eventually sold in November only because of the experience and perseverance of Michele and her associates.  The house sold as a short sale and negotiations between the bank and The Michele Safford Group enabled us to walk away with us only having to pay $200.  The day before closing the local water authorities condemned the septic field, and Michele and her associates further negotiated with the bank to our advantage.  Michele communicated and commiserated throughout the sale and convinced us quite rightly to "hang in there".  This we did for a very satisfactory ending.  We would highly recommend The Michele Safford Group.  We are now in happy, worry free retirement in Midland, MI.

Tony Miles