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Raynetta Praest Real Estate Agent at Five Star Real Estate Lakeshore

Raynetta Praest

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Five Star Real Estate Lakeshore

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Raynetta uses the following tools, technology, and practices that help keep you safe during COVID-19:

  • New Construction
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • Vacation Home
  • Relocations
  • Retirement Specialist
  • Foreclosures
  • Farm Property
  • Waterfront Specialist
  • Land Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Raynetta sells properties fast - selling more than 62% quicker than the average Beechwood agent.
Raynetta gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Beechwood agent by 23%.
Raynetta has great Condo experience - having sold 14 more condos than the average agent.

More about Raynetta Praest

Do want a personalized experience that when you call or text, YOUR agent is going to answer and not a member of a large team? If so, I am the agent for you! I strive to create a relationship where you know that I am right there, along side, every step of the way. I have lived in several Western Michigan communities and LOVE them all. The "Gold Coast", as it is known, is a special place to all who live and vacation here. As a former educator, in the area, it has been my practice to empower my clients with information and consider the needs of the whole family in making a move as smooth as possible. You will receive prompt and personalized service every step of the way. It would be my pleasure to help you find HOME.


Sells Homes Fast

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Grand Valley State University - M.Ed Western Michigan University - BS


Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®), Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE)

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Uses tools, technology, and practices to help keep you safe.


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Raynetta Praest's Reviews & Ratings

Tell us about your experience with Raynetta Praest

    • Raynetta is personable and professional. She genuinely cares about you as person and client. Raynetta is a knowledgeable realtor who is responsive and goes above and beyond to help her clients navigate the home purchasing or home selling process. We never felt pressured in to anything and knew that Raynetta would explain all of our options to us. Raynetta was amazing to work with!

      - Dan & Jamie - Holland
    • Working with Raynetta was pleasure. She fully understood our desire and did her very best to make them happen. She also showed us properties that we might not consider ourselves, opening us up to property potential.

      - Dan - Saugatuck
    • Raynetta, from start to finish streamlined the sale of my home with efficient professionalism. Any questions, concerns that arose were addressed quickly & effortlessly, reducing stress in what can be a very stressful time. I was surprised how quickly my home sold due to her expertise. I would choose Raynetta again over anyone in the business! Her heart is definitely in her profession...Thank you so much, Raynetta!

      - Mary - Saugatuck
    • Raynetta was the Best!!!, she sold our house so fast and worked hard with the buyers to seal the deal!. I will definitely be calling on her again with my next home!!!Thanks again Raynetta!!!!

      - Mike - West Olive
    • Raynetta is amazing! She goes above and beyond to help. She is knowledgeable, professional, trustworthy, readily available and just a great person. I would recommend her to help buy or sell a house in an instant. She is the best!

      - Amy - Holland
    • Great experience from start to finish. Raynetta was highly engaged through the process keeping me updated at all times and chasing actions to keep the purchase moving smoothly. Raynetta is very friendly very helpful very professional. Excellent at communicating. She listened to me and made it less stressful. Thank you Raynetta. Highly recommend.

      - LaToya - Grand Rapids
    • Raynetta was a dream to work with. We were on a tight deadline before baby #2 was due, and she was so diligent with finding us our dream home. She was always available, tremendous to work with, and so knowledgeable about the area and old homes. I recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor!

      - Trevor & Alexis - Holland
    • Raynetta took ideas we had and helped us find what we were looking for. She scheduled viewings quickly and was there for every one till we found what we were looking for. It was a pleasure and was made easy.

      - Austin & Hailey - Howard City
    • Raynetta is kind, patient, accommodating and thorough. She makes sure every question is answered. Raynetta helped us sell our house as well as find our new perfect for us home.

      - Hope & Duane - Holland
    • I highly recommend Raynetta. She was very knowledgeable about the local market. She was always willing and able to meet with us to look at houses for sale. She helped us sell our house and got more than our asking price! She also helped us purchase our new house. She negotiated extras for us and worked quickly and efficiently.

      - Brad & Nancy - Norton Shores & Muskegon
    • She is THE BEST! She has sold two houses for me and helped me buy a home. She is very knowledgeable and responds quickly when contacted. She is very good at listening and finding homes that meet my needs.

      - Dawnette - Holland
    • Raynetta is by far amazing. I was a first time home buyer and she made the entire process pain free. From day one she explained the process and answered any and all questions I had. Raynetta was quick to respond to all calls and texts. She worked around my work schedule to ensure I got to go look at a house ASAP whenever one caught my eye that was on the daily updated listings from her. I would by far recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a forever home.

      - Erin - Grand Rapids
    • Raynetta has sold two different properties for me. One a house which sold within only a couple days. The other property was more difficult and involved working with a Township and a City and difficult property issues! Raynetta was fantastic and if she didnt know the answer or process she quickly found the answer! I will use her for future home sales or purchases! I also highly recommend Raynetta!!

      - Andrea & Dave - Holland, MI
    • We came to Raynetta after a negative experience with a different realtor. Her professionalism and attentiveness to our wishes were beyond reproach. She returned phone calls promptly, sought out answers to our questions quickly and was in contact with us faithfully throughout the process. We couldn't have been more pleased with our experience with her! I would highly recommend her.

      - Lindy & David - West Olive
    • We consider ourselves fortunate to have found Raynetta Praest when we were looking for a new home. Raynetta is everything that you should expect from a real estate agent. She is organized, professional, personable, trustworthy, respectful and punctual. In addition, she is also a genuine, caring and encouraging individual. She expressed the desire to help us find exactly what we were looking for in a new home no matter how long it took and we never felt pressured or rushed into any decisions. She really went the extra mile to make sure that we understood each step of the purchasing process and provided all pertinent information a timely manner to make sure that we met every deadline. It truly felt that not a single detail was missed. I could not more highly recommend Raynetta Praest as a good match for anyone looking to purchase a new home in the future.

      - Kim & Jerry - Grandville
    • Raynetta was a gem from start to finish! She found us our dream house and walked us through every step with ease. I would highly recommend her for anyone needing help finding and winning your dream home! In this market you need someone with experience and knows how to win and Raynetta is definately a winner in my book!

      - Scott & Rhonda - Jenison, MI
    • Raynetta did an absolute wonderful job, finding my wife and I exactly what we were looking for. Knows Holland and surrounding areas very well. Also made everything extremely painless and easy. Could not have asked for a better first experience.

      - Chris & Jackie - Holland
    • I am very appreciative of Raynetta Praest as my realtor. Raynetta is professional and personal approach. I had rare and stressful circumstances in selling and buying my homes. She handled all of it over and beyond her responsibilities. Raynetta truly cares about her clients and is not out to just sell a home. I would highly recommend Raynetta as your realtor and would call on her in the future first!

      - Jane B. - Fennville & Holland
    • Raynetta did a pre-listing walk-through and gave us suggestions that helped maximize our curb appeal, as well as tips on interior upgrades to reflect today's styles and colors. She walked us through a myriad of documents required for the sale. We had a buyer within 12 hours of publishing the listing. Her attention to detail is impeccable and she constantly kept us updated with progress reports. Raynetta is a superb real estate salesperson!

      - Tim - Hastings
    • We had a great experience with Raynetta. She gave awesome advice and input on selling our home. We had no issues what so ever with the sale. She worked hard for us and held open houses. She followed up with the people who came to the open houses and also with the realtors that showed the house. Feedback was always prompt and if we had questions, Raynetta got back to us right away. It was wonderful working with someone you can trust. Great work ethic!! Our house sold quickly.

      - Tim - Hastings
    • Shopping for our first home was a breeze with Raynetta guiding us the whole way through. She was easy to work with and understood what we were looking for and we were able to get our first home with her. I highly recommend her to anyone I know that is searching for a home

      - David & Dana - Grandville
    • Raynetta was very helpful and quick when it came to finding and closing on our house would highly suggest using her to help find your house. She will also work around your schedule to look at houses you are interested in as well.

      - Doug - Grandville
    • Raynetta was very helpful in selling my condo, found a buyer just hours after I listed with her. Had a little hiccup with closing but Raynetta stayed on top of it and kept me informed at all times, she is a woman full of honesty and integrity and works very hard for her clients. If you are looking for a realtor to help you buy or sell I strongly recommend Raynetta.

      - Barb - Holland
    • Raynetta did a great job in helping me and my parents on finding a good place for my parents to live. Raynetta is a wonderful person very caring and very helpful. My parents and I are very grateful for everything.

      - Dorinella - Holland
    • She priced it right (multiple offers in two days). She is easy to deal with and kept us informed throught the process. Very professional. Provided helpful advice on staging.

      - Jim & Marti - Zeeland
    • Raynetta helped us buy our first home and we couldn't be happier with her expertise! She explained everything very clearly for us, was extremely helpful, and responded promptly to all of our texts and e-mails. We would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a home in the Grand Rapids/Holland area.

      - Noah & Laura - Zeeland
    • Raynetta was extremely knowledgeable and made the entire house selling process as easy as possible for us. She did an excellent job marketing our house and she was always available to answer any questions we had.

      - Andrew & Maggie - Holland
    • Our experience with Raynetta was Phenomenal. We were looking for a home in a very specific location near the area many generations of my family grew up and still live today. This area is in high demand and has had little available. When our home went on the market Raynetta contacted us immediately. She found a section of my great grandparent's original estate where several generations of my family called home. There were several offers on the home already. She discussed buying strategies and helped us make an acceptable offer. After our offer was accepted she guided us through the entire process and took all of the stress out of buying a home. I would highly recommend Raynetta Praest to anyone looking for their dream home.

      - Jeff - West Olive
    • Raynetta Praest did an excellent job of helping me to sell my home. She gave me advice of how to stage my home for a quicker sell. And by doing everything she recommended, I sold my home in 4 days. She also negotiated a very good price for me. She is always willing to go the extra mile to accomplish the selling of your home. I am so very pleased with the outcome of the selling of my home. Thank you Raynetta.

      - Patti - Holland
    • Charismatic, experienced, honest and assiduous are just a few words that we would use to describe Raynetta Praest. My husband and I are first time home-buyers and with Raynettas help we could better understand the bittersweet nightmare, with a happy-ending; that awaited us. Raynetta worked with us thousands of miles away while we were living in California, hoping to move to the beautiful West Michigan area. Once we arrived in West Michigan it made the process much smoother. Looking back on how much she did for us during the long-distant viewings with our participating family members, made me realize that she has patience far deeper than any ocean. She always had our best interest in mind as she does with all of her clientele. She is experienced and knows what a good investment is, attentive and always ready to show you whatever houses you want to see. Pictures can sure make a house look nice, but she knows what could be hiding just around that corner that the picture doesnt show. Raynetta is always very quick to get the paperwork ready too, unlike the banks being the most nerve-racking part of our experience. Through the highs and lows of the buying process she stood with us and kept in communication; offering encouragement when doubt was settling in our minds. If youre looking for someone genuine and trustworthy, Raynetta Praest is one individual that is highly recommended!

      - Danielle & David - Zeeland
    • I have dealt with many Real Estate Agents and Raynetta made a huge impression on us. My wife and I was not certain where to live in Holland nor what type of home we really wanted to buy. Raynetta met with us and we started talking about what we wanted, the location and the price range we wanted to stay in. Raynetta then went to work on finding homes that we thought we wanted. After looking at homes, with no results, Raynetta recommended that we looking at homes in a different area and open our price range. Even though I was reluctant we accepted her advice. During this whole time of looking at homes, Raynetta was taking notes on what we liked and disliked and formed a mental image of what we really would like. It was a short time after we listened that we found the house in the neighborhood we wanted and a price we can comfortably manage. Plus we are less than a mile from the lake. During this process she took a personal interest in us. Listened to us and worked with us. She acted as though she was a big sister during this whole process. She is honest, patient and fun to be with. Having her helping you in this life changing process is the best first move you can make.

      - Jeff & Julie - Holland
    • Raynetta is that lady. The lady that goes well beyond your expectations, has your back and still gets along with everyone! Our experience would have been completely different had we not had Raynetta working for us. I am confident of that!

      - Matt - Holland
    • I'm happy to be able to write this review for Raynetta Praest, she at all times went above and beyond her duty to help us, assure us and keep us going in the right direction. Raynetta is the hardest working Realtor I've ever met, she did so much to make our purchase as easy as possible on us, she called the people necessary to get the job done and keep it rolling, I give her the highest recommendation I can give, Raynetta was truly tireless in her efforts on all fronts to get us in this house. Try to get Raynetta Praest as your Realtor you will absolutely be happy you did.

      - Bruce - Allegan
    • My wife and I want to take the time to commend a great realtor (Raynetta Praest). We had put up our property for sale three times in the past ten years without even a nibble. What struck my wife and I most, was that Raynetta went to a neighbor (religious group), who own a lot of land by our property, and asked them if they would be interested in buying the land (this was before we even signed on with her). When she got done looking at the property she did a thorough search of the area and then met with my wife and I and told us what we should sell the land for and why we should sell it for that price. We accepted her expertise. Just as a joke, I told Raynetta to not call me with any offers until I got to Florida and was playing golf because we were leaving for vacation. Well, I got down to Florida and in the same week, Raynetta calls us and asked me if I was on the golf course because we had an offer. The land sold! You want someone that believes in you and truly cares about your property? Go to Raynetta Praest - Five Star Realty. Thanks Raynetta!

      - Gary & Mary - Pullman
    • We had a great experience with Raynetta. She gave awesome advice and input on selling our home. We had no issues what so ever with the sale. She worked hard for us and held open houses. She followed up with the people who came to the open houses and also with the realtors that showed the house. Feedback was always prompt and if we had questions, Raynetta got back to us right away. It was wonderful working with someone you can trust. Great work ethic!! Our house sold quickly.

      - Tim & Paulette - Allendale
    • Raynetta is warm and caring in a process that can be so difficult. She handled EVERYTHING with expertise and continuous thought of us as a buyer. She made our purchasing experience enjoyable and we completely trusted her. Raynetta made a point of getting to know us and exactly what we were looking for in a home. She was constant in her search for possible homes and she was in contact with us immediately if there were questions. Raynetta was very knowledgeable about purchasing homes and she was extremely helpful in assisting us to think of things that we normally wouldn't have thought about. She was not pushy at all, but thoughtful of our "thinking time". Raynetta went out of her way multiple times to make this process helpful for us and we are grateful for her enthusiasm, warmth, caring and excitement. We would ask Raynetta to assist us at any time in the future to either purchase or sell a home.

      - Mark & Nancy - Jenison
    • Raynetta helped us sell our house in only 5 days! She gave us excellent advice from preparing and staging our home to setting a sale price. Her consistently upbeat attitude and unbeatable knowledge of the area was a great comfort to us during this stressful but exciting time. She always got back to us very quickly when we had questions or concerns and kept everything moving very quickly. I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home.

      - Dave & Khristi - Hamilton
    • Raynetta recently helped us find and purchase a home. She was very helpful, responsive, and proactive during the entire process. As this was our first time purchasing a home, she was also very helpful explaining in detail regarding the home buying process from listing homes, finding homes, to the financing and purchasing process, including all applicable processes and fees. Overall, we would definitely recommend Raynetta for anyone else looking for or purchasing a home.

      - Ron & Melinda - Hamilton
    • Our experience with Raynetta Praest was nothing but excellence! She is very thorough with her work. She exemplifies what a real estate agent should be. She explained the selling process with patience. She gave us her professional advice on how we could prepare our home for the buyers market. Her professional advice worked because we sold our home in two days! She is knowledgeable and experienced at her job. Not only is she efficient but she is very friendly and approachable. She never makes you feel as you had bothered her when you call with questions. She is indeed a wonderful realtor.

      - Marilou & Dennis - Holland
    • We Love Raynetta Praest!Purchasing a home through Raynetta is the BEST! She helped us from the beginning to end! Raynetta is different than most realtors. It is not about the home you purchase. She understands what your needs are and her first desire is to serve you. She looks out for your best interests, which makes you so much more confident in your real estate purchase. If it hadnt been for Raynetta, we wouldnt have our first home in Holland, Michigan!!!

      - Jeff & Glenda - Holland
    • I would highly recommend Raynetta Praest. She is very personable and helpful. When she showed us a house, she never once tried to pressure us into buying it. Raynetta cares about making people happy and helping them to find a home they will love. She was very accommodating and worked around our schedules to make things easy for us. Raynetta helped us set a reasonable price for our home we were trying to sell, and it sold in less than 24 hours. I'm glad we chose her for our agent!

      - Rufus & Cassie - Holland
    • We were very happy with the service Raynetta provided us in selling and buying our houses. Raynetta was committed, knowledgable and attentive. After the offer was accepted on the house we were selling the sale moved quickly, Raynetta was committed in helping the sale go through as planned and getting us into our new home as quickly as possible. She treated us like family!

      - Andrew & Andrea - Holland
    • Raynetta helped my husband and I find the perfect home in May 2016. We started our search in January and she stuck by us until the end, always positive with a smile on her face. We were first time home buyers, Raynetta spent a lot of time educating us on the process, which we were very thankful for. She listened to our wants and needs and used those in searches for us. She was always there when we needed her, especially when we were trying to see a house quickly! She made the whole process less stressful. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking to sell or buy a house.

      - Lindsey & Ryan - Jenison
    • My fiance and I contacted Raynetta when we had to move out of our apartment within 2 months. We couldn't have asked for a more helpful expert. She was extremely accommodating in setting up viewings and had genuine sympathy and care for our situation. She was never unable to contact and provided excellent advice and information to two new home buyers. We will absolutely continue using Raynetta for our real estate needs. We not only gained a beautiful new home but a great friend as well!

      - Evan & Brittany - Holland
    • Raynetta did a super job for us in listing and selling this property. The signage, showings and closing were all top notch and professional. We had listed this same property with several different realtors over the years. Raynetta was the only one who took it seriously and was persistent in all aspects of the sale. Thank you Raynetta.

      - Jim & Sandy - Otsego
    • We would highly recommend Raynetta to anyone buying, or selling, a home. She listens carefully to what your 'wish list' would be when buying a new home, and works hard to find it for you. She was very organized and sent us information on how the closing would proceed, bank loan process and kept us organized in a very busy time in our lives.

      - Jim & Michelle - Holland
    • Raynetta is an amazing real estate agent. She knows Holland and surrounding areas extremely well. Raynetta respected our decision making process and responded to phone calls promptly. She is attentive to what you are looking for and works continuously to see you satisfied.

      - Bob & Kristina - Holland
    • She was great! Worked hard to find us the house we were looking for, and traveled with us, even though we went two counties away! Would definitely recommend!

      - Stephanie - Bangor
    • Raynetta was a pleasure to work with in our home search and I would highly recommend her to all potential buyers or sellers. She is a true professional with a wealth of experience and knowledge. We were continually impressed by her responsiveness and helpful insights on questions that arose throughout the process. We were new to the area and not sure just where we wanted to live. Raynetta was flexible enough to alert us to open house showings in several nearby areas. Her patience and kindness in listening to us on our search led us to finding our dream home near Lake Michigan. We love our new home and are grateful for her guidance in the process. If you are looking for a great realtor, Raynetta gets my vote!

      - Becky & Paul - Holland
    • Raynetta was very helpful in finding me a new home. she gave me new and updated listings as soon as they were available. She gave me very good advice on what was available in my price range. I told her I wanted to wait a couple of more years to save a larger down payment. She gave me one more listing and it turned out to be the one. I am now happy in my new home.

      - Jamie - Holland