Real Estate Counselors


5 kelly hagans

Christian was not only an excellent real estate agent, his professionalism, knowledge and service oriented attitude were among the best we have seen in any industry. He took the time to truly find out what we wanted in a home, and made the extra effort to educate us about the process before we ever stepped into a house for a viewing. His fun and energetic personality was as unwavering as his dedication to finding the right fit for us. We were seriously blown away by his availability and promptness, and he shepherded us through every step of finding a lender, viewing homes, starting us down the path of becoming landlords of our former house and negotiating with the sellers of the home we chose. In every aspect he was the expert, and made us feel safe in the process. I would happily speak to any potential client of his and give even more detail as to why they’d be foolish to choose any other realtor. After all he’s done for us, it would be the least I could do. I’ll buy you a coffee if you’d like and tell you more. Kelly 869-1667

5 llcatzdeadshot

They were very helpful and seemed eager to get me everything I wanted in a house. They ended up finding me the prefect house at a price that worked with my budget. I worked directly with Barbara and she made sure I understood everything I was doing and signing throughout the process.

5 user01899165

We started looking for a new home in May, 2013. We wanted a single level, east end of Boise, lots of privacy and in a certain price range. The Real Estate Counselors actually listened to our needs, patiently showed us houses that seemed to fit, and answered all of our questions. We bought a house the end of March, and the purchase process proved to be lengthy. The Real Estate Counselors helped us through all the ins and outs. They are thoroughly professional, knowledgeable and experienced in the real estate in the Boise area, and a pleasure to work with.

5 destrada325

This Real Estate team was great to work with. Christian was a great negotiator, and we ended up getting the house below the asking price with a new roof and HVAC system. He coordinated the home inspection, appraisal, and contractors/repair seamlessly. Additionally, he also worked to sell our existing home throughout our purchasing process and was able to close both homes within our given time frame of about 1 month. He has established a great network of professionals across the real estate industry that were all a pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend this team for your real estate needs.

5 deanalbrown

I knew Christian was on my side during the whole process, and being a first time home buyer, that was important to me! He made me feel comfortable asking as many questions as I needed to, and was a perfect balance of personable and professional. My home buying scenario was a little out of the ordinary, and very fast, but Christian was flexible and helped me navigate the many steps in the process. He handled all the scheduling of inspection/ appraisal/ contractors. I am very happy with their work, and plan to work with some of them again. If you want to have a true partner in your real estate endeavors, I could not recommend Christian more. I moved to town just hoping to find a place to rent, and he helped me get into a real home!

5 CRTeeter

I would highly recommend Real Estate Counselors. We worked primarily with Christian and he did outstanding. As first time buyers, we had a ton of questions. He encouraged questions and never made us feel silly for asking. Christian also had a large network of contacts for every business we needed throughout the process; from a good home inspector, to repair companies, to title companies. We were very happy with everyone he recommended and he booked everything (at our request). All we had to do was show up! We were working with a seller that did not want to budge on price, but he still managed to get us a great deal. Very creative problem solving skills. Overall, Christian made it easy and painless to get into the home that we loved!

5 user1830278

I would highly recommend Christian and Real Estate Counselors to anyone who is thinking of buying/selling or just needs any expert advice on the process. His commitment to his clients is truly 110% from start to finish and even beyond the sell. My wife and I came to him with a bit of a real estate gamble in that we had found the house we wanted that had already been on the market for 30 days and we had not even entertained the idea of listing ours yet. While being 100% honest with us and telling us getting this house was a long shot he instantly went to work to make it happen. The next 30 days were a blur as he expertly guided us through the process, keeping us informed on every detail of every step. Together with his help we managed to not only sell our house for above asking price in less than a week, but also negotiated the price down on the home we wanted, got it under contract, and had loads of work done to it before closing. The whole thing would never have happened without his unwavering commitment to us and his expansive business contacts that he set us up with throughout the process to get needed work done on both homes in an efficient and cost effective manner. I can say without a doubt in my mind that he is one of the best in the business. I have already sent multiple friends and family his direction and they too have been as equally impressed. Going with Christian at Real Estate Counselors will be the best decision you make in your real estate move.

5 user81086418

Christian with Real Estate Counselor-Silvercreek was simple amazing to work with. He was always on top of things and always was available talk or answer questions. I truly believe he was the reason our home buying experience was incredibly smooth.

5 michelle marshall

Christian was an AMAZING relator and I would and am recommending him to everyone I know in the market to buy or sell a home! He’s professional, knowledgeable, organized, dependable and just an incredible person! I was in a bind to find a home quickly therefore I was a little stressed. Christian helped calm me down and seamlessly walked me through each step of the process. He was always checking on me and reminding me of things I needed to accomplish. He was one step ahead of me and that was so appreciated! He was on time for our appointments and went above and beyond. He even helped me move my refrigerator in my new home!!! 🙂 I have found a friend in Christian and feel so blessed as he made purchasing my new home such a wonderful experience!

Michelle Marshall Meridian, ID

5 user032009233

Christian exceeded all of our expectations that we had going into the process of selling and buying a home! Right away we were blown away by his organization, efficiency, and level of care he had for our home and family. He went out of his way to accommodate our schedules when planning meetings. He was very thorough and helpful when it came to preparing and marketing our home to sell. The selling process seemed quick and effortless on our part. We felt an immediate trust with Christian, knowing he had the same timeline and price-point in mind. He was transparent throughout the process, always keeping us in the loop on who saw our house, giving us specific feedback, and keeping an open dialogue with us. Selling our home was bittersweet because we were excited and ready to move into a bigger space for our growing family, but also saddened to be leaving the first home we owned as a couple and brought our babies home to. Christian was a true real estate “counselor” during this time, supportive during the end of a chapter in our lives and encouraging and positive for our new beginning.

On the buying side, things were a little more complicated, but Christian was there every step of the way. We had VERY specific criteria of what we were looking for. Beside a long list of “must haves”, we had decided that this home purchase would be our “forever home”. We were honestly thinking that this home did not exist. The stakes were high and Christian was up for the challenge. He immediately set up a home portal for us with our specific criteria. This enabled us to check daily and be alerted when homes came up for sale that fit our criteria. We were in contact with him daily, sometimes more during this process. He was so knowledgeable and realistic when looking at homes. He brought up good points, asked the right questions, and we truly felt he was looking out for our best interest. Upon selling our home, we were not able to immediately find our “forever home.” However, Christian found us an affordable month to month rental home in Boise that was perfect as our temporary residence. As we continued our search he went above and beyond the call of duty from playing with our two young sons as we looked through a home to making phone calls to the irrigation district. He researched specific roof types and put us in touch with contacts for home improvements. He even helped us explore the option to buy a lot and build. The list is endless! In the end we did find our “forever home” that was everything we were looking for and more. Christian made the process of buying and selling a home enjoyable! We can’t sing his praises enough!

5 aswaffy8

As a first time home buyer I was very nervous and unsure of how the home buying process worked. Christian did a great job of walking me through every step (multiple times) to make sure I knew exactly what was going on and what the next step was. I really appreciate that I never felt pressured to make a decision right away and that I was never shown homes out of my price range. Buying my first house could have been a very scary and awful experience but thanks to Christian and the great team he is associated with I felt knowledgeable and at ease. I will definitely be recommending him to anyone looking to buy or sell.

5 buzzedlightyear175

Amazing results. She knows how to get things done. And is always available for consulting. Very friendly and knows what offers to make. Closed the deal !

5 zuser20140626193616105

I was lucky enough to be renting from Barb when my fiancé and I decided we would like to buy our own home. We reached out to Barb to see what we would need to know. She answered all our questions with no pressure and helped us think about the right kind of things. We decided that we should go with her to help us find a home, this was a very smart decision. Barb is an industry pro, she has 35 years of experience, and she loves her job to boot! We sat down with her and discussed things we wanted and our price range. The very next day she had several homes for us to look at. All the homes she suggested were very close to what we wanted, it was a matter of narrowing it down. Barb even without all the experience, has a natural intuitive gift for reading people and situations. She helped us find homes to look at that were even better that what we originally wanted, and under our price range! Not only is she knowledge able, she is incredibly friendly and kind. She will never try to influence you or push you into a situation you would not be comfortable with. Unlike some realtors she is not just looking for commission from the sale, she really cares about getting you into the house that is perfect for you! She will answer all your questions, no matter how dumb you think they are, and she will help you to think critically about the situation, and make sure that you get what’s right for you. When you go to see houses she will go with you, and will be present for every step of the way. She is not afraid to tell you her opinion if asked, but will always respect yours even if you disagree, which will not be often! She will not try to sugar coat anything either, often helping me to find and point out the dirty little secrets other realtors might try to hide when showing you a home. I’ll bet I was one of the most annoying clients Barb has ever worked with, I ask a lot of questions and often need things explained like I’m five years old. She took it all in stride and didn’t miss a beat. She is extremely responsive to all forms of communications, text, email, phone calls, you name it. Even on weekends or later in the evening after 9pm, when most people would ignore the phone, should would pick up my call and address my concerns calmly and reassuringly. I truly don’t know if she takes days off. She will always make sure you feel comfortable about every aspect of the entire process. In summary, Barb is straight up the best person at her profession I have ever met. She really does this because she cares about people finding the right home for their family, and making sure that they don’t have anything happen to them during the process. She will make a personal connection with you, and you will be able to tell. You just can’t fake the kind of nice Barb is. There are people in my family who don’t get Christmas cards, but Barb will be getting one every year! I won’t say that you are making a mistake if you don’t choose to go with Barb, as I’m sure there are other good realtors out there. But she is one of the best, if not THE best realtors in Boise. I will gladly recommend her services to all my friends and family, and to anyone else who asks. Thank You so much Barb!!!!!

5 sararuyle

As first time home buyers, Christian was invaluable in helping us navigate through the process. He made sure we understood each step and our options as we searched for homes, put in an offer, and went through the inspection and closing processes. He was attentive to what we were looking for in a home, and kept up with our specifications, as they did change during the search. I was very happy with Christian’s expertise and service and would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a home in and around the Treasure Valley.

5 jday75

This was truly a “Wow!” customer service experience! – My property was under contract in 7 days with a full price offer. The subdivision average is 31 days with an average selling price 5% below asking price. – Christian was exttremely helpful in determining market value and pricing strategy. – Christian was exceptional in the negotiation process and provided timely advice and support.

5 sandyjones611

Barb and Christian had our house sold before it even made it to the MLS, which was fantastic! They marketed the property very well, and their expertise and experience made it very easy and comfortable for us to make decisions about the details of the sale. We have used them before, and will use them again!

5 mizwolf

I can’t say enough how great Christian was in our buying process. We were out of state buyers and were looking for a specific type of home. What could have been a very difficult process was made easy for us. Were I to purchase another home I would absolutely have him handle it, and I recommend anyone looking to buy a home to contact him.

5 missfitpoe

Christian was beyond amazing! We had to deal with a quite difficult seller that didn’t really have her own agent. Christian talked her off the ledge many times to keep the transaction going forward. And he did so very professionally and fairly while keeping our best interests at the forefront. He saved the purchase of our dream home from going south more than once! And he’s so much fun to work with…you will instantly feel like a friend, not just another customer.

5 skribblegearhead

I can’t say enough about Christian Busnardo. His knowledge of the real estate field was very impressive. Not only did he find us the perfect home, he also made it easy to understand the process and taught us things along the way. We felt confident because we had Christian on our side for our entire home buying process. We can’t thank him enough for his professionalism and kindness. Do yourself a favor and choose Christian as your real estate agent for either buying or selling. He has our lifelong business and we feel so fortunate he was in our corner for our first home buying experience! A+

5 HomeOwner5429

I’d tried to sell my house myself, and also with a different realtor. After interviewing many realtors, I was very impressed by Barb and Christian. They spent a lot of time and effort on marketing, open houses and answering my questions. They were responsive, respectful, hard working and honest. They are my realtors for life; I can’t imagine anyone I’d trust more.

5 bluesleeper

Barb Crowell and Christian Busnardo team have sold my family home in 2016, my personal home in 2017 and bought my new home 2016. I was very pleased how soon the two homes were sold and got the best price for both. In finding a new home, they understood what I wanted and found a new place for me in much less time than what I expected. In looking for my new home Barb and I became bidders for the new home and she knew just what I needed to bid to win the bid! I have complete confidence in Barb and Christian, just sit back and let them do their magic. I appreciated their care in providing me the best experience in selling and buying of all three homes. I highly recommend these two for their knowledge, expertise, caring, easy to work with and experience in selling and buying to anyone.

5 tb evans

The Real Estate counselors are absolutely fabulous. Barb has helped us with the sale of 2 homes and the purchase of 3 homes including our first home purchase. We had the opportunity to have Christian help with our last sale and purchase and he is a great asset to the team. Very very knowledgeable about the area and real estate in general. They do just what their name says, they counsel you through the process and guide you every step of the way. If you are like we were when we bought our first home we didnt know much of anything about buying a house but we learned a lot from Barb through the process and never felt lost. Christian’s knowledge of advertising and making your home look its best was very helpful in selling our last home. We will definitely be using them again in the future and we tell everyone we can about them.

5 zuser20170523193210373

Barb brings experience and real estate savvy matched by none. Barb had helped us previously with the sale of 3 properties and the subsequent purchases of others. Christian brings marketing talent that exceptionally displays all the best qualities of the property you wish to sell to the widest market. Their communication with the seller is outstanding. The combination is definitely a winner.

5 emorris47

I cannot fully describe in words how thankful we are to have Christian as our agent. We are moving to Idaho from the East Coast and Christian was able to make it all happen with us across the country. I have met several realtors throughout the years and none come close in comparison to Christian. He puts in effort that is above and beyond what is expected of an agent. His knowledge of the market is incredible and he saved our home purchase when the seller tried to back out. It is because of Christian, we were able to buy a wonderful home in SE Boise. All I can say is HIRE CHRISTIAN. You will not be disappointed.

2 kelsea lay9

This was our first home buying experience and it really wasn’t a great one. I don’t think I would recommend them to my friends or family looking to buy a home. I hate to say that but I truely wouldn’t. We did not feel like we were very well represented when we would place an offer on a home, which there were several. We felt like there was little sense of urgency in some cases, when time was of the essence. Which was frustrating to us because the market was insanely busy when we were looking. I don’t know if it was because we were not in a preferred price point as to why our experience wasn’t a good one, because they came so highly recommended. The only reason why I gave two stars is because yes we did get a house, but it felt like it wasn’t any thanks to our realtors. It was because we were willing to take a crappy house no one else wanted and make it our own. When it came to actally purchasing our home we had to insist on the offer being placed lower. Our realtor then said “Well we could, but then my commission would be lower”, joking or not we felt that was highly inappropriate. Why wouldn’t he want us to get a good deal on the house? Since closing on our house we haven’t heard a word from our realtor. No check ins or how’s it going? Our lender has checked in multiple times and even sent us a small gift. You would think that might be standard for the realtors too. But not here. Over all it was a very disappointing experience. I have talked to other realtors about our experience with specific details that I have chosen to omit and they cannot believe the way we were treated. So I would say if you are looking for a hour under $300,000 don’t get these guys.

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