I have been a trusted real estate agent in the Ann Arbor area for over 34 years.
This experience has allowed me to help my clients make smart decisions and obtain the best possible results under prevailing market conditions. It is my pleasure to bring my market savvy and negotiating skills to the table for both buyers and sellers. My goal is for my clients to obtain the best outcome in our transaction.
In 2017, I closed 86.3 million in sales, and have now sold almost 1.9 billion in my career. Many of my clients have become good friends over the years, and I enjoy serving them time and again. I am honored when they refer their friends, family and business associates to me - this is the greatest possible compliment.
It would be my privilege to work with you on your next move!
Ann Arbor - West
2275 West Stadium Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Elizabeth and her team did a great job of getting my home sold, from referrals for landscaping and painting to marketing my home (a niche property) to the right audience. Elizabeth's extensive contacts and knowledge of the local market were key parts of the final sale. Very pleased!
Elizabeth and her entire team never gave up showing my property during a very slow and difficult time in the market. Eventually, her efforts paid off and throughout the process I could rely on her expertise and recommendations. I would not hesitate to call on Elizabeth for future realtor needs.
Dr. Roger and Polly Bookwalter
Elizabeth Brien recently sold our home and the experience was positive from beginning to end. Elizabeth and her team were always available for questions or concerns at any time or day. We would recommend Elizabeth to anyone who wants the best agent in Ann Arbor.
Jay and Margaret Haite
In a challenging Real Estate market you want a Realtor with a lot of experience. We chose Elizabeth Brien out of many other Realtors because she has so much experience in the Ann Arbor area market. Even though the market dropped significantly Elizabeth and her team never slowed their efforts to sell our house. She continued to place ads, follow up every lead, hold open houses, and network with other Realtors until she secured a buyer for us. I know we weren’t her only client, but she treated us with the kind of attention to detail and follow through that made us feel we had her undivided attention. We highly recommend her and her team.
Chris and Karen Hall
Dear Buyer or Seller,
If you are reading this letter you must be considering Elizabeth Brien as your real estate agent. Here is a reason why I was so pleased to work with Elizabeth and think you will be too. Elizabeth is efficient, knowledgeable and appropriately aggressive in her work. She is among the top agents in town. All things being equal though, I believe Elizabeth is a step above. Elizabeth will always be available to you. She will provide the important emotional support a buyer or seller needs.
As much as we think buying or selling a house is exclusively a “business” deal, it gets emotional and draining. When you call to speak with Elizabeth, you will get Elizabeth. Yes, from time to time you will speak with her assistant, but whenever you really need her, she will be there for you. I can’t say enough about how important I found this to be. In addition to being savvy and on top of the real estate market in every way, Elizabeth, not an answering machine, not an assistant, was continuously there for me. She was terrific in everyway, but I have to say, her availability and support was something out of the ordinary. She is very special in this way and in my opinion, places her a cut above others.
Best of luck to you.
P.S. In a very tough market Elizabeth sold my house, 2225 Belmont, Ann Arbor, MI in 48 hours for full price.
Dear House Seller,
You have a difficult task ahead of you, which you know of course.
I was fortunate enough to use Elizabeth Brien to sell my house during a very difficult selling time.
She works harder than I have ever seen before and more importantly was more considerate and attentive than I could have imagined.
For instance, I decided that the house description should be
changed. Well this isn't the first time I've sold a house, and I
thought I knew from experience that this was going to be a task that would be difficult to achieve. So I wrote her an email and kinda outlined what I thought might be in it...the next morning I called to discuss it with her, and to my complete surprise, the entire task was already finished. And I mean posted and official...
And being a bit tense and not as sweet as I wish to be, I kept grousing about the photos, and every time I did it, she sent someone out who took the new photos I wanted and they would create new selling pamphlets and a huge web page...immediately.
So after all that it just got too embarrassing to be so demanding....and I couldn't think of anything else to demand about anyway...except bring me a buyer. And she did.
And the person she thought would buy the house is in fact the one who did buy it.
So if you want someone who can really sell your house, and who knows every house (apparently in Michigan at least), and is ridiculously hard working, and has wonderful, determined patience, and fierce energy, and is very, very nice, well I think she's the one you might want.
Good luck during the house move.
Elizabeth and her team was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful! Elizabeth was well connected with the U of M and their referral system. I would recommend her to anyone that is looking to sell or buy a home especially in the upper end.
Dan and Laura Waitz
Elizabeth Brien is by far the best realtor in Washtenaw County. She is a powerhouse and comes with a team of people that can answer every imaginable question with a super fast turnaround. Like many homes, our house needed a little TLC and a few last minute repairs before being listed; we saved thousands of dollars from contractors just by mentioning we were listed with Elizabeth.
Our home was listed with another realtor for months; with the help of Elizabeth's team, we got a great CASH offer in less than two weeks!
Kelli and Christopher Martin
Elizabeth Brien, Bruce Conybeare, and Chanda Wilbanks have been unbelievable to work with. They have guided us through the difficult purchase and now sale of a foreclosed home/lot, a contentious purchase of another house, and an easy lot purchase. They are incredibly knowledgeable and have gone above and beyond to get the job done. Even after the transactions are complete, they have been available to facilitate transitions. Elizabeth's negotiating has saved us many 10's of thousands of dollars over already reduced prices. They are extremely responsive. When we list our house in the spring, we will definitely list with the Brien team.
Liz Pielsticker and Tim Shinn
I have a long time experience with Ms. Elizabeth Brien - buying and selling with her help my condos in Ann Arbor. I could not wish for a better agent - more astute, knowledgeable, and dedicated than Elizabeth. I would never even consider anyone else. She acts as your best friend with your best interests in mind, and inevitably becomes one. If I ever return to this area, there would be no one but Elizabeth I would come to for advice and help. I will definitely recommend her to all my friends.
Elizabeth Brien is very experienced, knows the market very well, and has a team in her local office who took care of every detail thoroughly and promptly. I couldn't have asked for a more organized and efficient support for a challenging task, selling a home I'd lived in for many years. I've recommended her to friends because I'm certain she and her team will do a great job.
Elizabeth Brien and her team did a great job of selling our home! She is the best in Ann Arbor. When you hire her the job is done to perfection. We are very pleased. Her team is very professional and responsive. No complaints!
Pat and Kathy Long
My family now lives in our dream house, a couple of acres on the Huron River, and we are certain it would never have happened without Elizabeth, Bruce, Chanda, Rachel, and the teamwork they gave to us. I selected her because of reputation and she delivered more than I could have imagined. I knew just enough to know that we needed an expert, which she supposedly was/is, and she/they nailed it. It started with helping pick the right parts to upgrade to get our Ann Arbor home ready to market. I did it, her advice was helpful and dropping her name dropped prices and moved us up in priority for projects. Listed our house and had a contract within ten days (around July 4th holiday) for 99.56% of our asking price.
David and Rachael Kasper
Elizabeth, and team, were extremely knowledgeable, especially in regards to marketing our home. We followed her suggestions re: upgrades and were pleased to find that they all paid off with an early offer to purchase at an attractive price. She has an extensive network of contractors who are equally responsive and reasonably priced. She knows the market well - excellent judgement. We would not hesitate to recommend her to others, or use her again.
Beth and Mark Erskine
I had to sell my home while already living 2000 miles away, out on the West Coast. Elizabeth and her team helped us every single step of the way. I am not new to owning/selling a home, but still, hadn't done so from a distance!
Our house sold very quickly, for a very good price, and Elizabeth and her team were with us every step of the way - making sure that papers were signed online and on time, and helping smooth out little glitches before they became big problems.
Plus, her office team was in regular contact with my realtor and lending company out here on the West Coast, helping to make my turn around from Michigan sale to Washington home purchase virtually pain free. I cannot recommend her and her wonderful team highly enough.