Fluent in English, French, Maltese and I can converse a little in Italian .
I specialize in buying and selling homes ...
Being intent on purchasing a home in Orlando while living out-of-state, I needed to rely on a realtor to complete all onsite visits and report accurage details via phone and emai. Claudette instilled the confidence in the decision to initiate a contract and complete a purchase by diligently maintaining communication and ensuring all of my desires in a home were fulfilled to the best of her ability. She never made me wait for a response and addressed my concerns with priority, as though I was her only client. I appreciated her responsiveness and professionalism and am very happy with my purchase. Thank you James Benson-Valdez March 2011Previous ClientThank you, Claudette, and thank you so very much for the magnificent help you have been from day one. We’ve worked with a few realtors over the years, but none have done a better job than you at being on top of things, kind, knowledgeable, and just an overall joy to work with. I think the way this all came together is perfect. We’ll keep in touch and will look forward to having that drink together the next time we’re in the area. Please express my appreciation to John, as well, for the help he has been in looking at the property and getting the work done we needed. We’re exciting about reconnecting with him in a couple of years to do the remodeling! April, 2012 B & M SinclaireTim MurrayBeing unwilling to re-sign with the agency we had hired six months ago, Claudette came immediately to mind. She was one of several agents who had shown our home a few months previous and I had the opportunity to meet her and see her interaction with her clients. She had been personable and forthright and took the time to answer questions which my realtor had not and her clients bought in our neighborhood. My confidence in her has proved to be astute. In the two weeks since she has taken us on, she has done everything which I imagined a good agent should do and more. I have confidence that we are in the best hands possible. Brenda M. 2011Previous ClientDear Claudette, I want to take a moment to thank you for your cooperation, dedication and professional service regarding the sale of the property at 315 Grand Magnolia Ave, Celebration, from my sellers to your buyers. I appreciate your efficiency, team work, and courtesy in achieving this smooth and successful closing. It is always a pleasure to work with a true professional like you. I look forward to working together another time in the future. Cordially, Marty Hunt, Realtor ABR CRS GRI e-Pro Marketing Specialist and Real Estate Consultant Florida Home Team Realty, Altamonte Springs, FLPrevious ClientClaudette was referred to us by a good friend of ours who had a great experience with the sale of his property.. She has been a pleasure to deal with throughout our selling process. Claudette has the knowledge and experience to guide you, and knows the ins and outs of today's market place. We can highly recommend her to handle your Real Estate transations. Thanks Claudette! Gary D Seller June 14, 2011Previous Client2010-2011 Claudette, I would like to thank you for the consideration and professionalism in all matters relating to the long awaited close on our new Artisan Park condo in Celebration, FL, Claudette, without your guidance and market intelligence that "this was a great deal and please wait it out" this may never have come to fruition. I was amazed at how quickly and simply the actual close was-even after the delay to rescue Louie. You had everything prepared for the close and with just a few signatures we were done. Your recommendations for house cleaning, carpet cleaning and furniture store were excellent. Just another example of the benefits and value a good broker can bring. We are quite pleased with the condo and look forward to becoming your neighbor. We will certainly pass on our good experiences to others. We will see you soon. Best Regards John and Kristine F.Previous Client2010 To Whom It May Concern: Claudette was extremely knowledgeable and valuable in helping us find our first home. Both Claudette and her assistantant answered all our questions in a timely manner. Claudette took her time making sure we understood each part of the process. She took us through all the options of new, used, and bank owned, and recommended the best option for us. She fit our needs into the perfect home and we are completely happy. They made our experience being a first time home owner leasant, and I would recommend Claudette for future buyers and sellers. Thank you, Tammy WPrevious Client2009 Claudette Busuttil Broker Associate with Imagination Realty Inc (now at RE/MAX MARKETPLACE) is the Realtor i chose to help me find and purchase our vacation home in Celebration, Florida. Throughout the entire transaction Claudette was there for me 100% of the time. She treated me as if I were her only customer, when in fact I know she was working with others at the time. I live and work in Canada. Claudette was most gracious as she accomodated me in every way with my very hectic work and travel schedule. She is a professional, knowledgeable and outstanding Real Estate Representative and because of her great qualities I found and purchase the home of my dreams. it is a real pleasure to be able to recommend Claudette Busuttil to anyone who is on the threshold of buying or selling their home. With Claudette by your side, you're in the very best of hands. Mark and DianaPrevious Client2008 To Whom It May Concern: Claudette did a fabulous job helping us find a home and complete our purchase under a severe time crunch. Thanks again Claudette for all your hard work! Mary and Chip Celebration, FLPrevious Client2008 As an out of state owner of Orlando property, I was truly blessed to have Claudette on my team to quickly and professionally sell my home so I could transition easily to my new home without any worries or hassles. Claudette knew exactly how to advertise my home in this market and was attentive to every aspect that was required to an expedited and satisfactory closing! Thank you Claudette! Dr. Gary Ayres SellerPrevious ClientLinkedIn Recommendations: Kevin Atchoo/Realtor has endorsed your work as Broker Associate ABR GRI SFR at RE/MAX Marketplace, Celebration, FL "Dear Claudette, I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users." Claudette is a hard working realtor that has great follow up and problem solving skills. She is a pleasure to work on deals with and one who has the integrity and abilities to succeed even in the toughest of markets. All the best to you Claudette, Keep up the great work" Dec.13, 2011Previous ClientJanuary 12, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: From the moment we met Claudette Busuttil we knew that this was the real estate agent for us. Claudette was the easiest and most informative agent we have ever worked with. She always had our best interests in mind, and because it took us over a year to finally find our property, it made it a very difficult overtaking. We were always kept up-to-date with any new listings, even though we had to sell property first. We are from another state and could only come down at certain times. Claudette made sure she cleared her calendar to make time for us. Any time we called with a question, she called us bank and then found our answer. She knew how to contact many different people, to find out any information that we needed to know about the property. You could not ask for a more professional and caring real estate agent. We will definitely recommend her to our friends and associates, and it is without hesitation that I write this testimonial on her behalf. Sincerely, A. & E. PlevierPrevious Client2011 In today's real estate market, if you are looking to purchase or sell property, you need a real estate broker that is aware of all the complicated obstacles you could experience during your journey. Claudette busuttil is the complete package. She knows the market thoroughly and understands the confusing mortgage rule changes you could encounter. She guided us through the process with a caring touch. Claudette always listened to our concerns and made sure we found the perfect home. She is not just our broker, but a new trusted friend. Edward and Diana G. Champion's Gate, FloridaPrevious Client2007 Letter of excellence by J. Anderson / Celebration, FL Homebuyer Dear Claudette, I must tell you how much I appreciate all your help in finding me the perfect home. I had spent six months with other realtors who just didn't understand my needs and wants. You understood what I wanted immediately, and found it for me the first day. I look forward to many years in this wonderful home and I truly couldn't have done it without you! Many, many thanks!Previous Client2008-2009 I live in Brazil. My family and I wanted to buy a vacation condo in Celebration, FL. I was afraid that it would be difficult to communicate with Claudette due to the language barrier. Claudette is a wonderful woman. She was very patient and explained everything to us so that we understood. We love our new home in Celebration and we are very happy to have such a very special friend. Thank you very much Claudette Felipe Rock/BrazilPrevious Client2010 My wife and i enjoyed working with Claudette and the Imagination Realty team on the purchase of our new home recently. She and her team added insigh and assistance in any area that we asked about, making what appeared to be so complicated very understandable. I would happily recommend her and the entire Imagination Realty office to anyone considering buying or selling a home in the area. Chris MartinPrevious Client2009 Dear Claudette, Thank you for all your efforts in regards to helping us pursue our Florida Dream! Your warmth, energy and professionalism shined through with every word and deed! With Sincerest Gratitude, Mary An, Rad and Chris TaylorPrevious ClientClaudette, it was our pleasure working with you. Above all else, you're extremely friendly and easy going, and you had our best interests in mind from day one. We never felt pressured by you to choose one property or area over any other, and we never felt any doubt that you were doing all you could to get us into our new home. I'm not sure if we told you about this before, but we had worked with a different realtor initially. She represented a dear friend of ours in getting her townhouse in the Independence neighborhood. Julie or myself would find properties listed online, and we would forward them to her. She magically never seemed to get those e-mails. However, any correspondence regarding a new construction townhouse at Independence, or anything else in that neighborhood, she was all ears. That was simply annoying, but the breaking point was when she had concerns about my ability to get credit approval. She told us to lie on our loan app and say that we weren't married, and to use Julie's maiden name on the paperwork. It was at that moment that giant, glaring red flags went up and we decided to step back. At that point we were really disenchanted with the whole process and thought about giving up, or at least putting the idea of buying a home off for some time. After we told Larry (Julie's father) about what happened he said we did the right thing walking away from her. It was soon after that that he recommended you to us, and the rest is history as they say. One year ago we were coming up on our one year wedding anniversary and Julie was only a couple of months pregnant. Neither of us dreamed that today we would be moving into a home, but one we love so much. You and your staff, as well as Mike Lesinski, have been amazing through this entire process and we couldn't be more thankful for it. I can't wait to introduce you to my friends and family at the housewarming party! Sincerely, Rich & Julie MarionClaudette BusuttilSpatig1Client, Buyer Claudette is an extremely competent broker. She has a friendly yet serious demeanor. She truly cares about finding you the perfect home to fit your needs. We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. She continues to keep in touch 2 years later. Sun, Jan 20, 2013Claudette BusuttilChris LeggettClient, Buyer Jan 18, 2013 After a less-than-positive experience using another local agent (nice lady but not sufficiently hands-on to get us the property we needed), we contacted three agents working extensively in the Hunters Creek area. We never once regretted choosing Claudette as our representative. (I should begin by noting that we were buying a property long-distance, so we really had to depend on an experienced professional to represent our interests.) She kept us regularly updated on new homes coming onto the market (notified us as soon as they were listed), was very flexible in visiting the homes for us and sending us photos so that we could see what it was like), and provided us with reliable, accurate advice on the value of the homes she visited and how they met (or did not meet) our needs. I would note in particular that she never tried to sell us on a property just in order to get the sale, the price range we were in was not particularly high, but we we were never treated as though we were any less valuable a client. Calls/e-mail messages were returned promptly and with helpful information, and she was very patient with us moving through with offers on several properties and then a somewhat challenging purchase of a foreclosed home. As a result of dealing with Claudette, we were able to purchase a very nice property at a fair price. I must also commend her husband John for being very helpful in stepping in while she had a family emergency and for his invaluable advice about the house we purchased during the inspection. Every step of the way, we were treated with courtesy and professionalism by Claudette and her team. We cannot recommend her highly enough!Claudette Busuttilplatel.fredericClient, Buyer Very good agent. Friendly and help you a lot. An agent with whom you can make a lot of good business Sat, Jan 19, 2013Claudette BusuttilClaudette, Who ever would have thought that our "tour of homes" that first day we met you back in late October, would end as it has today! What began as something of a pipe dream has come to fruition. Along the way we had our snags, but with your help, our endeavors have been successful. Thank you from all of us for your countless emails, phone call, appointments, etc. You have helped us fulfill something very special. Now the fun begins! Bob and Cindy Standorf 2-7-13Claudette Busuttil
Answers (24)Displaying: 24 Most Recent AnswersAnswered: Jul 22, 2013Hello< I have lived in Celbration and worked as a realtor for 11 years now. I can get you on an automated notification program which will send you all the listings in CElebration, including short sales, Thank you. ClaudetteAnswered: Jul 13, 2013In answer to: How can I contact some one about this propertyHi, there's no way for me to provide you with any information on this property unless you furnish us with the property address or an mls number. Once received, we will get right back to you with the answers to your questions.Answered: Apr 9, 2013Hi Kermit, If I knew the address to the listing you were inquiring about, I would be able to assist you right now. Generally an agents can take up t o 24 hours to respond to request for information, let me know if I can help you after all.Answered: Mar 23, 2013In answer to: please keep me posted on this house. email@example.comHi Dorothy, I would love to help you but I do need an address from you. I will then set you up on a continual email delivery service pertaining to this home and similar homes for your consideration. Free of charge, this way you will learn every move this listing makes. pls let me know, thank youAnswered: Mar 17, 2013In answer to: would you consider renting to own?Hi Dorothy, in today's Central Florida real estate market sellers are truly calling the shots as to how they dispose of their properties, and renting to own is not an option many choose to use. You said you don't have a downpayment, did you know there are governmental programs out there who will assist buyers in the same position you find yourself in today? Depending on how much you are considering to pay rent, you may find a small home, may need some tlc, but I would attempt that prior to searching out rent to own props. Pls let me know if we can be of further service to youAnswered: Mar 12, 2013In answer to: is a house plan avalable? firstname.lastname@example.orgHi Paul, Please provide me with an MLS number or a full address so I can check with the listing agent to see if she has a floor plan or not. Thank youAnswered: Mar 9, 2013In answer to: Are the patios screened in on the condos?Hello Dawn, please provide us with the MLS NUMBER OF THE PROPERTY ADDRESS that you are interested in, and I will be happy to check it out to see if the patios are screened in or not. thank you, Thanks, Claudette Busuttil, Remax Marketplace, CElebration, flAnswered: May 8, 2012Frank, it seems you have many questions which I would prefer to address either through emails or by phone. This way, we can discuss your situation and all your real estate needs and wants. Please contact me without hesitation. Thank youAnswered: May 8, 2012Good afternoon Frank, According to the listing agent she believes this property is only allowed for long term rentals, no short term rentals are allowed. She has had many listings in this subdivision and has never run across any issues with long term renters. If we may be of further service to you regarding your real estate needs, please don't hesitate to contact me at your earliest convenience.Answered: May 1, 2012Hello Ms. McLean, there are many advantages to owning your own home and few to renting. If you're planning on purchasing a home in Winter Haven sometime down the line, now would be the perfect opportunity to do so. REal Estate experts predict that home values will be going up from now into and through 2013, so the longer you wait to purchase the higher you can expect to pay for a property. If you'd like to discuss all your real estate options I would look forward to speaking and meeting with you at your convenience. I'd be happy to prepare a free, current and detailed Winter Haven Neighborhood REport, it's full of important logistical information for buyers entering the real estate world. Hope to hear from you soonAnswered: May 1, 2012Hi Ms. Bennett, I am a Broker Associate with RE/MAX MARKETPLACE in Celebration, FL. Are you looking for a rental or a property for sale? With June just around the corner I think the first thing on your list of things to do is to find the best school District for your son. I will be happy to provide you with Free, Current and Detailed Neighborhood Reports which will enable you to pick and chose your school and then fan out and proceed from there looking for viable properties for sale. Hope to hear from you soon.Answered: Apr 30, 2012Hi Scott: Whose website are you speaking of? Please get back to me.Answered: Apr 20, 2012In answer to: Canadian looking for property in Orlando AreaHi Mike, as far as I'm concerned the only stupid question is an un-asked question! I represent many international buyers and have represented Canadians as well. I also represent investors such as yourself. If I can be of assistance to you, please let me know. Thank you, Claudette BusuttilAnswered: Apr 16, 2012Hi Mauricio, I do business with many buyers from all over the world and it would be my pleasure to help you find the property you are looking for. Please contact me if you would like to discuss your situation. Thanks.Answered: Apr 11, 2012Hi Mimi,when you purchase a short sale the process is long and complicated, however banks are now makeing the approval time much shorter. If you have a June/July expected move date, stay clear of short sales. Foreclosures are bank owned properties and the process moves much faster. A regular re-sale is a relative painless and easy process. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you! ThanksAnswered: Mar 26, 2012Hi Connie, I am afraid that both properties on Rose are listed as AWC, which means active with contract. If we can be of further service to you, please contact us. Thank youAnswered: Mar 7, 2012Hello Rebecca, That's an excellent question! If you are financing the purchase, your first step should be getting yourself mortgage-pre-qualified. Always research any service providers you may be tempted to hire for the services they have to offer. NEVER, EVER, choose one without doing your due dilligence first. Even if someone offers you a referral sheet, YOU SHOULD DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH, YOU ARE NEVER UNDER OBLIGATION TO HIRE ANYONE no matter how you hear about them. Your research will save you time and possibly thousands of dollars, including even the loss of the property you are interested in purchasing. If you're paying cash for the deal, you need a PROOF OF FUNDS letter from your bank, they will be more than happy to provide you with one, or if you wish you can take your latest bank statement, black out your account number and social security number, leaving only your name and the amount of what you have in the bank. It must equal or go above the amount of the purchase price and any closing costs you may be responsible for. STEP #2: Find yourself a qualified, experienced and highly knowledgeable Real Estate Representative, one who is experienced in all aspects of new home construction, re-sales, bank owned properties and SHORT SALES. If you purchase a SHORT SALE you really need a Realtor Representative who is certified on Short Sales, they should have this designation behind their name: SFR which means: Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource, also look for agents who are qualified to represent buyers and have been accredited with the designation of ABR which means:Accredited Buyer Representative and another designation GRI which means the agent is a Graduate of the Realtor Institute. These designations must be earned, they are not sold or simply given away to agents. Please note there are many other designations out there which are also very useful to have. STEP #3, Now you have chosen your real estate representative, the fun begins: Sit down with your realtor of choice and discuss your desires, you wants and needs and all your available options. The agent should be completely familiar with the areas you are interested in, having purchased and sold properties within those areas, know the community and be able to answer all your questions, inside and out. Step #4 House Hunting!! This is a very exciting time and if you let it, could be also very stressful. Stress is not good, so you should have total confidence in your Realtor.Answered: Mar 6, 2012Hello Mr. & Mrs. Paul Blom, Please be sure to find yourself an qualified and experienced real estate representative by conducting interviews, discover what type of marketing strategy they plan to use to market both listings. Over the last 12 months, I have successfully represented buyers and sellers in the purchase or sale of a total of 22 residential properties. Out of the 22 closed transactions, 9 were my listings. I currently have 4 active listings and 2 under contract. Please let me know if I may be of assistance to you. Thank youAnswered: Feb 23, 2012Hello Cynthia, The property you are interested in is already under contract. What you really need is a qualified and experienced Buyer's Representative. Verbal offers are not an acceptable way of putting in an offer on a property. Claudette Busuttil REMAX MARKETPLACE Celebration, FLAnswered: Feb 7, 2012In answer to: Is it better to rent or own your house?Owning your own home is far better than renting. When you pay your monthly rent, all you get out of it is a place to live, but homeownership provides certain tax breaks and deductions. You can do almost anything in the house you own, assuming you are not living in a controlled community where they dictate outside paint colors and sometimes even landscaping. As you pay on your home, you build what's called Home Equity and when you accrue a certain amount, you can actually ask your bank for a loan based on the equity you have.Answered: Feb 4, 2012In answer to: can you direct me to homes for rent under 650.00 a monthFirst of all, which city are you interested in? There are many property management companies out there whose job it is to rent out properties such as you're seeking. Go on line and say "property management companies in Kissimmee" for example and you should get results. Contact them individually and see if they can help you.Answered: Jan 28, 2012Hi Noel, Apparently the address of the property in question was not posted. If you wish to furnish me with the address I will be happy to check into the size of the garage for you and get back to you immediately. Thanks.Answered: Jan 25, 2012The only think I can think of is that the links are somehow mixed up. Find out who's website you're on and contact the agent directly. I am sure they would be willing to walk you through the site and provide the help you need.Answered: Jan 21, 2012Whenever they simply state" Washer and Dryer Hook Ups" it means that both hook ups are available, but no appliances are connected to them. Some units/properties do supply washer and dryer, in this instance they will state: Appliances included. They may even include micro, fridge, stove, etc. Always ask the realtor/agent showing or providing you with listings if any appliances are included.
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