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Testimonials

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    "Adam + Sarah Meet Their Match"

    "Tara was invaluable in the whole process. This was my first home purchase so I came into it all not knowing much of anything and Tara was willing and able to explain all the details of each phase and what to expect. She was patient as I asked lots of questions and stuck with me until I was finally able to buy a house (the market at the time when I bought was hard for buyers so it took a long time). She definitely played a significant role in ensuring that everything came together in the end. I recommend her to anyone looking to buy/sell a house in her area."

    "Navigating Multiple Offers While Selling"

    "Tara is a consummate professional. Her real estate/market expertise has been so appreciated as we navigated the sale of our home. She is the perfect blend of real estate agent & friend and has never steered us wrong, always putting her clients interests first."

    "Family Home in Des Moines"

    "Tara made this whole crazy process seem incredibly smooth. She was always available for questions and we really appreciated the way she explained things and knew to ask questions that would never have even crossed my mind. She is clearly an expert and also just a super chill lady who was great to spend time with. I'd never want to do this with anyone else."

    "Home Sweet Home in Issaquah"

    "Tara is an outstanding Real Estate professional who is responsive, diligent, and her plethora of experience was incredibly helpful when buying our new condo. We've worked with three agents and Tara is by far the most resourceful, communicative and supportive! She even showed up to our signing appointment to answer questions and take a commemorative photo, I mean, that is ABOVE AND BEYOND! Tara is the best agent you could ever hope for, and she will exceed your expectations. Really, we just want to buy another property so we can work with her again! She really is THAT amazing."

    "We are so very grateful that our paths crossed!"

    We've rented in Seattle for a few years and it was time to buy. Erika listened to our needs and made herself available around our schedules. She was always on point, professional, helpful, always optimistic (esp. when I was wearing thin). Plus, being she is a great communicator, she took time to review processes and revise timelines with consistent, friendly reminders. She is very organized and patient. She will get you the answers you need and with her follow-up and follow-through style our partnership was a perfect fit. We were up against a daunting task and timeline with several moving parts and she presented fantastic resources to us to complete our transaction. Our home is the perfect fit for our needs and we are so very grateful that our paths crossed.

    "Erika is whom you need if you want to find your dream home!"

    I worked with Erika for finding my first home. She is very courteous, patient and very responsive to all my requests. She gave a very positive vibe throughout the process which made the house finding process less daunting in hot housing market. She was always accommodating to our housing needs and allowed us to work in our timeline. Erika is whom you need if you want to find your dream home.

    "We highly recommend Erika as your realtor!"

    My husband and I began the house-hunting process knowing it would be a long, possibly emotionally draining affair. But having Erika on our side made all of that feel really manageable. We happened to pop into an open house she was hosting and after five minutes of conversation, we felt like we knew her—she was going to be our realtor. And we're glad she was. She is welcoming, patient, and carries a deep knowledge of the industry. She took the time to educate us about each stage of what often felt like an overwhelming process. She put us at ease, found multiple ways to explain all the complicated components of home buying, and was honestly a joy to be around. She took us on tour after tour until we found the perfect place. We're elated to have found our home, but we're a little sad we won't be seeing her as often. We highly recommend Erika as your realtor.

    "Highly recommend Erika for anyone who is looking for a solid agent"

    Had an amazing experience working with Erika. She was very knowledgeable about the Greater Seattle area, and she was always up for questions and responsive. She also has great teams backing her for the transaction process for me was very easy and seamless. Highly recommend Erika for anyone who is looking for a solid agent.

    "She is organized, timely and positive!"

    My spouse and I bought our first home, all thanks to Erika! We knew nothing about the buying process and Erika helped us every step of the way. She found us great homes to look at, she either knew or would find out the answers to all our questions. Erika is delightful to work with. She is organized, timely and positive. I could not have asked for more!

    "Erika is fantastic!"

    My husband and I had the BEST experience working with Erika. We were first time home-buyers AND were navigating the process entirely virtually, but Erika made our experience very smooth and comfortable. She was incredibly knowledgeable and shared her expertise with patience/clarity. We also appreciated how warm, friendly, and responsive Erika was. She was available to help with any questions/needs, truly going above and beyond for us even after we closed on our home. We cannot sing her praises enough - Erika is fantastic!

    "We wouldn’t want to work with anyone else!"

    We are grateful to have had Erika as our Real Estate Agent. She is extremely hard working and goes above and beyond for her clients. She is confident, professional, a great communicator and fun to work with! With her guidance and knowledge of current market trends, we were able to make a winning offer on a beautiful single family home that appraised at value. We wouldn’t want to work with anyone else in this crazy market!

    " I'm so grateful to Erika!"

    Erika supported me with a home valuation, which I needed to discuss splitting assets with a former partner. She is an incredible educator, patient and knowledgeable with all my newbie questions, and just amazingly kind and supportive through what is otherwise a stressful process. She came to my home, did a full walkthrough, and quickly followed up afterwards via email with a full report of the estimated value, comparable homes referenced, and a list of improvements (with rough quotes) that could help make my home more marketable to prospective buyers should we decide to sell. I'm so grateful to Erika, and would absolutely recommend her to anyone who is looking for support on any part of the home buying/selling process!

    "I can't recommend working with Erika highly enough!"

    Erika was a dream to work with! She provided invaluable insights, and encouraged me to follow my gut when I fell in love with the first place we toured. She was super responsive throughout the process and went out of her way to set up tours on short notice and answer my questions thoroughly and quickly, no matter how trivial. Even when she was on vacation for a few days! She was able to get me a home for less than listing price in Seattle due to her familiarity with the market. She provided excellent professional recommendations for an inspector and several contractors. I can't recommend working with Erika highly enough!

    "I can't say enough about how wonderful she is!"

    Erika takes her work seriously, and in my case all results were positive. She kept me updated almost daily throughout the process. I can't say enough about how wonderful she is to go through this complicated process. She is the best person for the sale of your property.

    "She's good!"

    Erika's prior success as a teacher showed in both the care and caring she demonstrated in selling our home. She's incredibly organized, but equally careful to attend to our most important concerns. Candidly we were initially skeptical about her suggested updates and even staging of the house. We simply had not done so much preparation to be successful at selling a home. But it didn't take long to climb aboard her recommended process, which significantly reduced our stress level from start to finish. Rarely have we worked with anyone who lays out the plan with so much detail, and yet flexibility to adjust with circumstances. She's good.

    "I could not be happier with the process and the results!"

    Erika did a fantastic job helping me to list and sell my home. She understood what it meant for me to be selling a home that I had a strong emotional attachment to, and took the time to answer my questions and hear my priorities. She paid great attention to detail and went above and beyond to make sure my home was ready to show at its best. And, she was thorough in her research for determining the right price to list the home. I could not be happier with the process and the results!

    Working with Morgan was a joy and a fantastic experience in every way! As first-time homebuyers, my wife and I were new to every single stage of this process, and Morgan was always available to walk us through each step and to make sure we got clear and thorough answers to all of our questions. On top of being very knowledgeable and professional, she understands the emotional component of house hunting and was a very calming and reassuring presence through the whole experience. We were fortunate enough to end up buying a home that we both absolutely love, and there's no way we would have been able to make that happen without Morgan's help. We can't recommend her highly enough!

    We really enjoyed having Morgan be our real estate agent! She helped us find our home, and in the process went above and beyond. We were looking for a home about an hour away from Seattle and she made multiple trips there to show houses to us. She responded quickly and professionally and was very informative about the process of home buying (we are first time home buyers). I would highly recommend using Morgan as your real estate agent if you are looking for one! She is friendly, communicative and someone we really enjoyed working with!

    "Sarah-Cate is professional, courteous, extremely responsive!"

    Sarah-Cate helped us both and sell within Seattle's crazy market and we were incredibly thankful for her patience, expertise, and insane amount of skill with navigating through the entire process. For buying - Sarah-Cate put up with us constantly looking at properties all across the board. Since we were unsure of what neighborhoods we wanted, we toured a LOT of houses. Sarah-Cate was able to book us appointments and meet us same day for almost all of them (which is especially impressive considering the additional restrictions for COVID). She would proactively reach out to the seller's agent and get us things like the inspection, sewer report, and seller's disclosure if we were super interested in a place to make sure we had an informed decision about moving forward or not. When we finally DID find a place to purchase, Sarah-Cate spent almost a full day at the property to work with the inspector, to get the sewer scoped and to make sure we felt comfortable with making our offer with as much information as we could get. Thankfully we only had to make a single offer on a single home thanks to her and her team's insights into the market, what to expect for escalations, and what we should steer clear from (we almost bought a house with a rock holding up one corner of the foundation until she and her team talked us out of it! That would have been a disaster). She helped us get through the closing process with no issues, and even bought us a wonderful "welcome home" gift as we moved in. After we bought, we moved and put our other place up for sale and I think this is where Sarah-Cate shines even more (if that was possible). She has AMAZING taste and was able to help us find a home stager that made the place look absolutely stunning. On top of that, she made all of the marketing materials, hired an amazing photographer and got our home in perfect condition for the sale in a WEEK (so fast). When the house went on the market, she stayed in constant communication about number of visitors, how interested certain parties were, and what we should expect given the amount of folks coming through. We had an offer review date for a week later, but had so many offers we ended up closing early - and selling in CASH. TL;DR - Sarah-Cate is professional, courteous, extremely responsive, has amazing contacts for everything you need to finance, inspect, stage, photograph and buy and sell your home! She's awesome (which explains why she's part of the Awesome Nossum group...). If we ever buy and sell again, you better believe we'll be repeat customers.

    "Sarah-Cate was really fun to work with!"

    We met Sarah Cate at a home buying class. We were first-time homebuyers with very little knowledge about the whole process. Sarah Cate helped us get connected with a local lender and she patiently walked us through the steps from “sold searching”, inspection, looking for signs of problems, commenting on the quality of construction to details of negotiation and making an offer. She is very intuitive, professional, responsive and always on top of things. Although house hunting could be very tiring, it never felt like a drag because Sarah Cate was really fun to work with. She’s got great energy and you know she really likes what she does. We never felt forced to make an offer and she respects our needs and preference. When we finally found the house for us, the whole negotiation and closing was a breeze. We’ve been in touch with her even after closing and she’s been helpful by recommending contractors for renovation projects. We feel really lucky to have found a realtor who’s got our back and we highly recommend her if you’re looking for a realtor who is trustworthy and could help get you a home that you are looking for especially in this crazy competitive market.

    "Sarah-Cate is an excellent professional!"

    Sarah-Cate is an excellent professional that makes the home-buying experience run smoothly. As a first time home buyer, Sarah-Cate went above and beyond to ensure that I understood each step of the process and what needed to be done. She always responded quickly, which is particularly important when navigating the Seattle housing market. I am thankful for her help, and would highly recommend her services for those looking to buy in the highly competitive Seattle area.

    "She went above and beyond for us!"

    We recently had the pleasure of working with Sarah-Cate throughout the process of selling our townhome and purchasing our new house. Throughout the selling process, we were consistently amazed at how much she made us feel like we were her only customers, when we knew we weren’t! We were regularly updated on the status of viewings and interested buyers, and always kept in the loop about changes to the market. SC’s list of contacts for stagers and contractors is impressive, and easy to conform to any budget. We had very few comps to the townhome in our area, so through much of the process we would have been flying blind if it wasn’t for placing 100% trust in SC’s expertise. In the end, we were thrilled to have found lovely buyers who came in at our asking price, and we couldn’t have been happier! When we were finally able to start looking for houses, SC made the process simple and painless. We again put full trust in her as we navigated the market. Her keen eye for details helped us weed out homes that seemed to be in our price range at first look, but would have ended up sinking our budget in the long run. When we happened upon our eventual home, SC’s assertiveness got us a viewing immediately, two days earlier than scheduled. We fell in love with the home right away, and were grateful for SC being with us to verify it was the real deal. She went above and beyond for us, befriending the sellers and helping us strike a deal in order to avoid a bidding war we wouldn’t have been able to win. The whole buying process only took a month for us, and we could not have done it without Sarah-Cate! We honestly can’t say enough good things about SC’s professionalism, expertise, and trustworthiness. She’s an absolute joy to work with and is number one at the top of our list of recommended real estate agents!

    "Her thoroughness allowed me to be confident in my decision making!"

    Sarah-Cate recently helped me purchase a condo in Edmonds and she was wonderful to work with. She was very patient with me as I changed my mind several times regarding what I wanted and walked me through the process so that I understood everything clearly. She read through so many pages of condo by laws and pointed out possible issues that I overlooked and contacted the HOA's for clarification whenever needed. Her thoroughness allowed me to be confident in my decision making. She is friendly and professional and was frank with me. She also did a great job negotiating with the seller agent to make sure everything in the inspection report was addressed and taken care of so I had peace of mind at closing.

    "Sarah-Cate is hands-down the best realtor!"

    Sarah-Cate is hands-down the best realtor we have worked with. Her attention to detail, organization, and responsiveness are only a few of the attributes that made her so amazing to work with. She assisted us both in the sale of our home and purchase of a new one- both in the North Seattle area. We looked at many properties all over greater Seattle. Her guidance in how to write our offer and make it most competitive was most certainly a factor in landing us the home that we were able to purchase. We are now on a lovely tree-lined street, close to amazing schools, restaurants, and know that this is a home that we can love for a long time. I would be more than happy to recommend Sarah-Cate to anyone and would be just as happy to have her represent us again.

    "She was diligent and knowledgeable and quick to reply!"

    Sarah-Cate was referred to us by our daughter who had a great experience with her while buying her first house. We were looking for the retirement house remotely, during COVID restrictions, and with very low inventory in the area of our interest. After giving Sara-Cate our requirements, our cooperation went smoothly and we felt very comfortable working with her. She was diligent and knowledgeable and quick to reply any time. She was honest and transparent, and always answered a lot of questions we had, and provided helpful recommendations and comps about the area. All her hard work brought satisfying results for us. Process of buying house is seldom a breeze but with the great professional and experienced real estate agent like Sarah-Cate, it can be much less stressful and happier.

    "I highly recommend Sarah-Cate when buying your next home!"

    Sarah Cate helped my partner and I purchase our first home and made the process as painless as possible. She walked us through everything, helped us find houses within our price range, and when we found the right house, she helped us make our offer as appealing as possible even though our offer was not the highest. I would highly recommend Sarah-Cate when buying your next home!

    "Sarah-Cate is a very trustworthy, responsible and dedicated realtor!"

    Sarah-Cate is a very trustworthy, responsible and dedicated realtor. Patiently negotiated with the seller during the process of purchasing my plot of land to get the most out of it. Also gave me very much support in areas related to the land parcels. I recommend her to everyone first.

    "Sarah-Cate is an absolutely stellar agent!"

    Sarah-Cate is an absolutely stellar agent. As a public school teacher, I never thought I'd be able to get a house in Seattle. Not only was she was excellent at finding great options for me in and near Seattle, she also connected me with the right mortgage lenders and inspectors. She helped me through each stressful snag. She gave me honest and expert advice about each house. I felt like she really understood my needs and tailored our search and offers to maximize my chances. I'm stunned that I actually got a place in Seattle, and I owe a lot to her experience and hard work. Not only am I likely to recommend her, I already have.

    "You would be lucky to have the pleasure to work with her!"

    Sarah-Cate is truly an exceptional real estate professional. Given the challenging market for Seattle buyers, I worked with her for almost a year and through multiple bidding wars- winning my new home, which is perfect for me and she helped to negotiate a great price with thoughtful advice based on her experience and pulse on recent transactions in the immediate area. Sarah- Cate is warm, responsive, very well-versed in the market, and always went the extra mile for me. I often had questions about properties that required more of her time to answer (what is the plan for the empty lot next door? what is the cost of replacing a failing retaining wall? where exactly is the unclear property line?) and she always quickly researched an answer and often even did extra discovery before we visited a property in anticipation of my questions. She also is well versed in home maintenance and attended inspections to learn more than can be gleaned from the written report. Sarah-Cate spent an inordinate amount of time showing me properties and negotiating deals- all with a smile and positive energy. I have worked with a number of agents over the years to both buy and sell homes, but Sarah-Cate is by far the best. I would highly recommend her services. You would be lucky to have the pleasure to work with her!

    "Great Experience!"

    Great experience. Leslie offered good advice all through the process and worked very hard to see everything was moving smoothly. She went beyond our expectations.

    "We had a great experience with Claire!"

    Thank you for your expertise, guidance, and friendship! We had a great experience working with you!

    "I would give Heather Blacksmith my highest recommendation!"

    Heather Blacksmith rescued my family and I when we needed it most! We had just moved across the country with a newborn and a toddler for a new job. How thankful we are that the first real estate contact we had was Heather because she was so diligent. At the time, the market was so fast-paced, inventory was so limited, and we did not have much cash to offer competitively. Heather worked with us and our crazy baby schedule, she sent us links swiftly, AND within 4 weeks she helped us land the best home we could’ve asked for. What is remarkable is that she did this while not expressing any sort of stress, unavailability, or condescension with us. It meant so much to us that she really listened well and was so honest about the places we saw and the neighborhoods we explored. Since we were new to the area, her insights were needed and have proven to be spot on! I would give Heather Blacksmith my highest recommendation and would urge anyone to consider her as your agent upon entering the wild world of today’s real estate market!

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