Raynetta Praest Real Estate Agent at Five Star Real Estate Lakeshore

Raynetta Praest

Real Estate Agent at
Five Star Real Estate Lakeshore

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  • 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 gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Holland agent by 7%.
Raynetta has great Condo experience - having sold 28 more condos than the average agent.
Raynetta is a SFH expert - working with over 84% more single family homes than the average Holland agent.

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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.

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

Other Certifications

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


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Raynetta Praest's Reviews & Ratings

Tell us about your experience with
Raynetta Praest

    • Raynetta was very responsive showing properties on short notice and fulfilling my requests for information to make informed decisions leading to my condo purchase.

      - Martin - Ohio to Holland
    • Raynetta has helped me and my family sell 3 homes and purchase 3 homes. She is extremely knowledgeable and really listened to fully understand our needs. Our last purchase was during a difficult time when buyers were in bidding wars and it was not easy to get a home. She kept a standing weekly time to look at homes with us until we found the perfect one. She is very professional and an absolute JOY to work with!

      - Chris & Dawnette - Hudsonville
    • Raynetta is amazing! she is thoughtful, thorough, kind and intuitive! Ive bought and sold 3 homes with her and will always work with her!

      - Hope - Holland
    • Raynetta, Shelly and I are so grateful to you for the quality of service that we received. For those who sell homes, it has been a few weeks to a few months, unlike our journey from a market analysis and waiting (perseverance and patience) for us to list. Your approach to listing and advertising was different than we had seen in thirty years, but obviously it worked. We were so pleased with your honesty and absence of 'bragging bluster.' Thank your for walking with from the listing to the closing and never 'leaving it all up to us.' We wish you the best in the future, and are grateful for our relation in recent months.

      - Tom & Shelly - Hudsonville
    • It was so easy to work with Raynetta. When I first met her, I instantly knew that Id be in good hands - Raynetta is honest, extremely knowledgeable, on top of it, and was always looking out for my best interest. I never felt pressured and will definitely use Raynetta again!

      - Heidi - Zeeland
    • Raynetta did everything possible to get our home sold!

      - Kyle & Danielle - Holland
    • Raynetta sold our condo in less than a week at a perfect price. Her research and knowledge of the area as well as the market made this a very stress free experience. I appreciated her quick responses to any questions and her thoughtful suggestions. Thank you Raynetta!

      - Jayne - Holland
    • Raynetta made the process of buying a condo go so smoothly. We were under a tight timeline and she went above and beyond to make it happen. We highly recommend Raynetta and loved working with her!

      - Clare & Darcy - Spring Lake
    • One of the best in the Holland area. Raynetta listens to her clients and is "on top" of the transaction every step of the way. We highly recommend her and would seek her help again...5 Stars!

      - Jerry & Jill - Holland
    • "As first time homebuyers entering the pandemic market, to say we were feeling apprehensive is an understatement. Despite the difficult market, Raynetta made the process enjoyable! She listened to what we hoped for, encouraged us, took the time to help us learn in each step, was a warming presence, honest, positive, and knowledgeable. There were numerous occasions where she went out of her way for me and my fiance; she was flexible with our weird work schedules when it came to home showings, and did all the background work so all we had to do was show up. We can't recommend Raynetta enough! If you're looking for someone to help you navigate the ever-changing market, Raynetta's the one you want!!"

      - Lito & Brittney
    • Raynettas guidance as I was suddenly tasked with selling my sisters home was invaluable. She responded quickly to my texts and calls and provided excellent advice. She has an open and friendly personality. I recommend her without hesitation.

      - Ann - Jenison
    • Raynetta helped us find a new home and sell our current house. She was always available to answer all our questions and concerns. Raynetta is great at walking you through the process and making sure you are on track, a very caring professional!

      - AJ & Kathleen
    • Raynetta far exceeded our expectations for a realtor. My husband and I began working with her in 2015, but didn't buy a house until November 2017. Even though we had her showing us houses off an on for 2 years we never once felt rushed to make a decision or purchase a home - she was always patient and understanding and it was clear her only goal was for us to be happy and have peace of mind. Immediately upon meeting her she made us feel comfortable and showed us that she really cared for us as more than just clients. I would highly, highly recommend working with her... it will be the best and smoothest experience ever!

      - Jared & Anna
    • Raynetta was a very knowledgeable Realtor that treated us professionally and courteously. She is attentive to your wish list in a new home and helps find that perfect home! She is very quick to respond to your calls or texts but is not pushy in getting you to buy a house Raynetta lets the house sell itself to you! Raynetta is a true professional in her field!

      - Nate & Connie
    • Going into selling my mother's home was like delving into a big black hole. I had no idea of what I was getting myself into. After our first meeting with Raynetta, everything changed. Raynetta explained the process, helped with deciding on a price, and was very clear with the expenses we would incur. I knew Raynetta was the agent for me. She was with us every step of the way, keeping us informed of open houses, offers, perspective buyers, and issues we needed to resolve. Her expertise, organization, compassion, and dedication to her clients made the experience of selling a home much easier. I would highly recommend Raynetta to anyone buying or selling a home!

      - Nick & Lori
    • Raynetta is hands down the best, she made the house buying experience a memorable one. She is knowledgeable about buying and selling homes. She took great care in finding us our first house that fit within our budget as well as our wish list. She went above and beyond when it came to paper work and negotiations. When it came time to put an offer in on our house, she made the paper work process easy. She took time to explain everything to us in great detail through the whole negotiation process in terms of next steps, inspections and paper work. She was super helpful through the whole buying process, I would highly recommend Raynetta!

      - Josh & Rachel
    • 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
    • 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

      - Dana & Phil
    • We would highly recommend Raynetta Praest to anyone buying, selling, or renting real estate. We recently sold our home with her help through a difficult, drawn out sales process due to unusual circumstances. Raynetta never faltered or became frustrated with the process and supported us 110%! We cannot thank her enough for her professionalism, extensive knowledge of market conditions, and enthusiasm through the negotiation process with multiple buyer agents. Her advice on pricing, prepping the home for sale and presenting it to potential buyers was excellent. Raynetta's charming personality coupled with her impressive real estate skills make it very easy for us to recommend her without reservation. Thank you Raynetta :)

      - Greg & Mary
    • This is hard to do because this woman is so many good things. When you hear the term above and beyond, and if you ever see it, Raynetta is sitting much higher and further. She communicated with me and my fiance on every problem that was an issue. She was there literally every step of what was kind of a long road for us, not only was she there for us, she was there with a smile and the most amazing attitude. I'm all for doing things myself so they get done correctly and efficiently, but with Raynetta, your mind is at ease. She is a truly amazing person and I aspire to be like her honestly. Amazing is short of what this woman is she is just good, so so good. None of this was possible without her. She deserves much more recognition than she gets I'm sure. Modest, honest, and every good word and then some. So think the best thoughts and I promise this wonderful wonderful woman will just show above and beyond. Thank you again Raynetta for all you have done and all that you are.

      - Abraham & Sheila
    • Raynetta was wonderful to work with! There can be many terms and procedures that might not be familiar to everyone buying or selling a home yet she explained everything in a very clear way so that we knew exactly what was happening at each step. She is very client focused and dedicated to doing everything possible in order to provide a positive experience. She made the time for us to have an additional walk-through the house before we put in an offer and then was willing to come to our house after a long day in order to help us write up the offer. It was a huge pleasure working with Raynetta and I'd highly recommend her for either buying or selling a home.

      - George & Jane
    • Raynetta does an outstanding job! She walked me through every step of buying my first home and explained every detail along the way. Shes very knowledgeable. She was always available for questions; be it email, phone, or text. She treats you like you are her only client. Shes amazing and I would highly recommend her to friends and family!

      - Cody
    • 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
    • We have been looking for a specific type of property in a general area for a long time and simply didn't have the ability to drive the neighborhoods daily, watching out for "For Sale" signs. After missing out on a few that had sold before we even had the chance to put an offer in, Raynetta put us on an alert email list. Finally, the type of property we wanted came up for sale. Raynetta accommodated us by viewing it that night and we had our offer in the very next day. Without Raynetta's efforts on our behalf, we would still be looking.

      - Andy & Sebina
    • Raynetta was extremely accommodating with our unique requests in our property search. She was very patient as we searched for what we wanted and needed. She was always quick to respond, did extra research for us, and was flexible with our work schedule. We feel Raynetta went above and beyond and will not hesitate to use her again.

      - Suzanne & Doug
    • Raynetta was always very helpful with any questions we had and very prompt with an answer. She genuinely enjoys her work and it shows with every viewing we looked at. Very impressed with her and would highly recommend using her for your next home purchase.

      - Jason & Heidi
    • Raynetta is not just a realtor, she in the match making business. She does not want to just sell you a house; She wants to help you find your home. Through out the whole process she was friendly, knowledgeable, and easy to reach. She was always able to quickly and accurately answer our questions, and as first time home buyers we had a lot of them. We couldn't have asked for someone better to help us through this experience.

      - Mitch & Marie
    • Raynetta did an outstanding job helping us purchase our new home. She is very knowledgeable of the business and we will be recommending her to everyone we know. She went above and beyond and we could not have been happier using her as our realtor

      - Jeff & Amy
    • Raynetta was an absolute joy to work with. She was very knowledgeable and extremely professional. We were in the process of relocating to Florida and Raynetta made us priority doing all she could to sale our home quickly and for the maximum value! We felt comfortable in knowing this could be done. After a little bit of painting and sprucing up, our home sold within 4 days! We are forever grateful for Raynetta's service and expertise :) Not only is she a fantastic realtor but she's a good, honest person. You can't go wrong choosing her as your realtor!

      - Corey & June
    • My husband and I recently moved from Michigan to Arizona. Raynetta was our realtor and made the move so much easier for us. She helped with everything from hints on staging to helping obtain the paperwork so I could sign for my husband at closing so he could relocate earlier for work. Raynetta is an awesome realtor. I would refer her to anyone buying or selling their home. I don't think you will find anyone better then her.

      - Jess & Karrie
    • Raynetta helped my boyfriend and I buy our first home. She was very, very patient with us as we looked at many homes in many different areas and was always very quick to respond to any questions I had. She also made sure to walk us through and explain each step of the home buying process and how to use listing information to the fullest.

      - Maggie & Seth
    • Raynetta helped my husband and I purchase our first house in August 2015. Her kindness, patience and ability to support our needs was great and made the whole "first house" purchase an enjoyable and exciting experience.

      - Elizabeth & Roman
    • 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
    • It was a pleasure working with Raynetta. As first time home buyers, we were very nervous to make the final decision to become homeowners. She was able to field all of our questions and made the process as painless as possible. If you are looking for a realtor that listens to your wish list and is very responsive, Raynetta is the one!

      - Gabe & Genevieve
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.

      - Ryan & Lindsay
    • 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
    • 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!!!

      - Wilhelms
    • 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 in 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.

      - Kimberly
    • 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 buyer's 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
    • We were very happy with the service Raynetta provided us in selling and buying our houses. Raynetta was committed, knowledgeable 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • We have worked with many realtors in our lives, but Raynetta is, without a doubt, the best. She was extremely helpful at every step of the process of selling our cottage. She carefully explained our options, guided us in our decisions, and always listened to our needs and preferences. She efficiently and diligently carried out every step of the process, constantly keeping us informed. She was always easy to contact and provided us with every piece of information that we needed. In addition, she did all of this in a friendly and caring manner. We give her our highest recommendation.

      - Kate & Herb - Saugatuck
    • Raynetta is the realtor you want, she is a caring genuine person who puts you at ease and is able to say and do the right things to calm your anxieties if there are any. I enjoyed the experience and felt ok and informed about everything and would use her services again if possible.

      - Bruce - Allegan
    • Raynetta made the process of selling our house and properties painless! From the professional portfolio of photographs, videos, and drone pictures that highlighted our home, to her passion, enthusiasm and kindness at every step of the selling process she was the consummate professional! Raynetta is absolutely the best realtor we've every worked with and we can't thank her enough for all the work she did to make the sale as fast as it went! Thank you Raynetta!

      - David - West Olive & Holland