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We're so fortunate to have had Lara as our realtor! We live out of state and needed a knowledgeable Seattle realtor and after interviewing several we picked Lara without hesitation. All aspects of the listing, sale and closing went so very well! Our advise to anyone looking for a realtor: select Lara!
We are just so pleased to have worked with to have worked with Missy throughout this process. She was very clear and provided invaluable knowledge and expertise at every step of the way. Thanks Missy!
I was referred over to Justin from a friend and colleague of mine. My regret is that I didn't reach out sooner during my condo search. Justin, and his brother Andrew, were a breath of fresh air to work with - incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and a unique duo to work with combining their real estate and construction backgrounds.
I didn't end up going with them, as another search I had from previous months before yielded a result, but would absolutely use their services for my next search.
Since my condo purchase, I've been in contact with Justin and Andrew for contractor referrals and various questions. Even though they have nothing to gain from my inquiries, they continually go above and beyond to help me out.
I cannot recommend Lisa highly enough. She was absolutely amazing to work with on both the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new one. More than anyone else we dealt with, Lisa was always the most professional and easiest to work with. We had to work with inexperienced buyers, absent listing agents on the other end, incredibly tight deadlines, and a lender that liked to take their time. Without Lisa following up and making the deal move forward, I don't know if we would be in our new house today. Considering all of the moving parts and players in a real estate transaction, you need to make sure your agent is the most solid, most reliable person on your team. We can't imagine working with anyone other than Lisa!
We met Heather in early December 2017, when she was showing an open house. We were very impressed with Heather who was very amicable and listened to our situation and ask questions and provided advice during the open house. She followed up very promptly that same evening with the answers to some of our questions.
Before hiring Heather to represent us, we ask multiple questions and Heather was very honest and truthful with us. She then looked for a suitable condo, and within a few days came up with a possible property.
Heather was very accommodating and would check out & visit the property in advance and liaise with the selling agent to build a good relationship with the selling agent.
Heather seemed to go the extra mile for us, and nothing was ever a problem for her. With Heather's advice and guidance we were successful in purchasing a condo in Seattle and beat out multiple other strong offers on the table.
Even after the purchase of the property, Heather has followed up with us to see how we are doing.
We would definitely recommend Heather, and use her again for future properties.
Joseph Goldberg is an exceptional realtor that provided my husband and me with the best possible first home buying experience. He provided us with excellent advice and was in constant communication. We always felt like we were a priority. Joseph is a brilliant negotiator and assisted us every step of the way. With his help we closed on an amazing home in Queen Anne.
I recently purchased a house in Seattle with Dave Todd as my agent. He was able to present several potential options within the general aesthetic and price range we discussed. Dave helped me position the most complete and attractive offer, ultimately winning the bid for under my ceiling. I highly recommend David Todd as a real estate agent.
Lisa is the most knowledgeable agent I have worked with. She has excellent knowledge of the sales process, experience and an eye for design. I am confident the improvements/staging/timing of sale she recommended helped us get top dollar in the sale of our house. On the purchasing side she is a full access, no pressure agent who really wants you to find the perfect home, not just make a sale.
Please consider Lisa in your agent search. You won't regret it.
Lara was essential during our house search. She know everything there is to know about every imaginable process and more. She was great at pointing out issues and qualities when we didn’t see them. And negotiation wise, she was spot on. We were successful in our first offer ever. We would definitely recommend her excellent work and we will surely contact her again for any real state needs in the future.
In an offer that became convoluted, Lisa was tenacious in getting current information from the buyers' agent and the lender. She was a calming presence in what could have been perceived as a failing process. She had information, encouragement, endless energy in explaining to us what was really the larger picture. Her handling of the early stages, i.e. the listing, getting us on Zillow, Redfin, the excellent photographer she brought in, her eye for staging and presentation, was professional, efficient and valuable in the end.
Lisa is an outstanding advocate for you as a buyer's agent, and we would recommend her to anyone looking for a local agent who works for you.
Lisa is not an agent who will find the houses for you: the onus of locating your next home is on you. Once you find the house you looking for, Lisa is immediate in sending you further information and offering an objective opinion if requested. She is very mindful of her role in the process, and you remain in control of your decisions.
She works with outstanding support professionals, lending agents, home inspectors and plumbers. She is adept at keeping all the myriad pieces rolling to close a transaction.
Shannon is the bomb!
My wife and I met Missy at an open house, and after describing some of our experiences with other realtors she insisted we let her help us find a home. Immediately after starting to work with Missy we realized what we were missing with our previous agent. We moved to Seattle from a much softer real estate market where agents must fight for business. Our previous agent didn't seem to have that level of drive, however Missy gave us exactly what we were looking for. She was energetic and enthusiastic and I really felt like she cared that we found the perfect home.
Long story short, after looking for >6 months, Missy was able to get us under contract and closed on a house we absolutely love after about 3 weeks! We will absolutely work with Missy again and would recommend her to any of our friends or family.
Kristen is the most reliable and professional realtor I've ever worked with, out of 12 house sales in my life. She recommended a very unique pricing and marketing strategy which turned out to be perfect for the season (March) and our neighborhood (Maple Leaf) and which ended up with us getting a dozen great bids and 15% over our asking price. Kristen was always available for staging advice and a huge resource for all aspects of readying my home for sale: garden clean up, housecleaning, junk disposal, painting, you name it. Kristen even generously helped us after the sale with a few tricky details necessary to wind up the house sale process. It was a big help that she also is a Maple Leaf resident. She gave us every kind of support we needed with this sale, with a friendly and cooperative attitude. I can't say enough about how my husband and I valued her expertise and friendship.
Lara's amazing! She helped us get into a home that is perfect for us. If you're looking for someone super sweet to work with who can help you negotiate everything, Lara is your gal!
My wife and I had a wonderful experience selling our home with Justin. We had already moved out of state, and did the entire sale remotely. Justin took care of all the details, and we were very happy with the choices he made and the ease of the entire process. Initially, we were on the fence as to whether it was economically worth our while to sell now or to wait another year. Justin gave us his opinions, and then showed to house to several of his colleagues to get their opinions. We felt comfortable with our decision knowing he had taken so much time to give us a very fair assessment of what our outlook may be. We would highly recommend Justin to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in Seattle.
- Recommended replacing light fixtures, recommended a style, went to home depot to purchase, then delivered to the house so I could install after work.
- Thorough recommendations for updating/upgrading/beautifying yard, home exterior, and home interior.
- The contractors (flooring, staging) that they recommended were top notch. Cynthia and Kristen helped let the contractors into the house while I was at work.
- The strategy for scheduling listing, showing, reviewing/accepting offer was superb, and they ran a tight ship (very professional).
- They recommended listing at an aggressive price, and we couldn’t have been more happy with the results!
We really appreciated having you manage this situation to a successful close. Nice work! We always felt very well represented (we didn't feel the same working with other real estate brokerages...)
Nadine was excellent to work with! She made the process super smooth and painless. Will definitely refer Nadine to our friends in Seattle.
"Terry, I don’t know how we would have gotten through the sale of my mom's house and our childhood home without your help and friendship. I wish the best for you and your family. Thank you once again so, so very much!"
Jon and I would like to thank you for the professional, thorough, and knowledgeable work you did for us in selling our home. Your energy, enthusiasm, straightforward honesty, and attention to detail made our first home sale a pleasant experience. Because we had never sold before, it was wonderful to know that you were looking out for our best interests at all times, and working hard for us. Your ability and integrity are obvious. We will recommend you highly to anyone we know!
Besides your services and education about selling, you were wonderfully warm and friendly. It seemed like you were a close friend who was helping me psychologically as well as in a business mode. It was really wonderful. Thank you.
"Danny...has exceptional knowledge of the landscape and how the market works in Seattle."
As first time homebuyers, we entered into the whole experience nervous and pretty clueless. From our first meeting, we felt like we could trust Danny. He listened to what we were looking for, asked great questions and in general got to know us as people- not just “home buyers”.
With each house we saw, Danny was able to point out what might make it a good fit for a family and where we might be compromising. Danny knows the neighborhoods (and sometimes the neighbors!) and has exceptional knowledge of the landscape and how the market works in Seattle. When it came time to make an offer, Danny laid out all of our options and was clear about what risks we might be assuming to put together a more competitive offer. He was honest while maintaining optimism and positivity. With his guidance and skill, we had an offer accepted after less than two weeks of looking!
Seriously, we can’t recommend Danny enough. He is smart, normal, responsive, and seems to truly care about how the experience feels as a buyer. Additionally, everyone Danny recommended we work with- the inspector, the lender, the sewer guy—everyone has been exceptional. You can’t go wrong with Danny.
Kristen was fantastic and truly went above and beyond to help me and my husband find our first home. From our first face-to-face interaction with her, we knew she was a keeper. We flew into Seattle (and it was only our second time in the city, but we knew we would be moving here several months later), and Kristen cleared her entire Saturday to take us house hunting for the whole day. Nine months and countless emails, phone calls, texts, and house visits later, and we are living in a home that we love. Kristen never rushed us and always offered sound advice as we considered a variety of Seattle properties. We feel very fortunate to have found her and that she was our real estate agent. She has a wealth of knowledge to share about the area, about housing, and always strives to educate potential home buyers, which we truly appreciated.
Thank you for making the whole process of selling my home so problem-free. All of your advice, experience and support helped reduce the stress especially during this difficult time in my life. You two compliment each other and make a great team. Don't change anything! Thanks again!
I would highly recommend Kristen. She represented us in selling a home in Wedgwood neighborhood and we found her to be knowledgeable, professional, kind, and a great negotiator.
She has expertise with marketing properties on different platforms and understanding the regional housing market. She uses esign for document handling, which makes it so much easier to process all the forms needed.
She guided us through several sale negotiations with skill, compassion, and timely communication.
Kristen always let us know she was there to help and serve our needs. She is a motivated woman of action.
My wife and I recently sold a house with the assistance of Justin Mellon after learning I would move for medical residency. He started by talking through the trade offs between renting vs selling considering the current market but was very forthright that either would be a good option financially, so it depended on our outlook and personalities. When we decided to sell he helped orient us to the big picture thinking, including the ideal timeline to get the house on the market and the big steps of what sells a house in our neighborhood. When we started thinking about the details, such as whether to invest in small upgrades, what yard work to prioritize and how to organize and show the house, Justin helped to coordinate local contractors he has seen produce quality work and he even brought in an interior design consultant at his expense. So from big picture thinking through to small details, Justin was very helpful in our first house selling experience and I would highly recommend him for his knowledge of the housing market but also his integrity in thinking about the process.
As first time homebuyers, we needed a lot of help through the process, and Jimi Lou did an amazing job of making sure everything got done properly and teaching us about what was going on along the way. She is a great communicator and always kept us in the loop, including us on emails and following up with us after any conversations she had with our lender, the seller's agent, the inspectors (which she helped us arrange), or anybody else. She made herself available to us day or night, seven days a week, and made sure to be there to assist and educate us all the way until all papers were signed and keys were handed off. Her knowledge of the industry and the market along with her advice during negotiations, inspections, and closing have helped us land in the perfect house for us. We couldn't have asked for a better agent.
My wife and I interviewed several real estate agents and John gave us the best feeling by far. His great attitude, deep well of patience, attentiveness, respect for our position as first timer buyers, and many helpful tips continued from the first day we met him until we closed on our new home and beyond.
One of the best parts about our experience with John was that he properly represented our interests. He took his time, never pushed us in any particular direction, and was very casual and easygoing while we were viewing properties. Once we were ready to make an offer, he fought for us vigorously and effectively. He helped us analyze the inspection, prepared an offer that was very attractive to the sellers but gave away little, and provided the tools we needed to judge whether to accept the sellers counter-offer. We got the home we wanted for a fair price, and as amazing as it sounds, we enjoyed the process too.
When we buy our next home or sell this one, John is at the top of our list.
We found one house that interested us, and John was able to advise and help us through a complicated process of offer and counter-offer. In that instance, we were unable to reach a compromise with the seller, and the deal fell through. Even so, John did not in the least treat us as though we had wasted his time or efforts, but continued to offer excellent service as we kept looking.
We soon found another house we liked. Because we were in an unconventional financial situation, we ran into numerous unforeseen obstacles getting our mortgage approved, which delayed the closing. John kept us informed throughout the process, maintained good relations with the selling agent, and gave helpful advice on some mortgage issues. He made a point of being present at crucial moments, such as the inspection and closing at the escrow office, and was able to answer our questions at those times.
Overall, we are very glad to have had John as our real estate agent. He provided excellent service, was knowledgeable and well-informed, and working with him was a pleasure. We look forward to working with him again when we need to sell our home. We strongly recommend John to anyone who needs a good real estate agent.
Christine goes above and beyond her job description to provide the best possible experience. She is knowledgeable, patient, kind, and respectful. She listens, responds, to feedback, and is unfailingly positive and professional, no matter how trying the situation. She's the best!
My partner and I spent the first half of the year in the amiable company of Kristen Cramer. Almost every free moment through winter and spring was spent in communication with Kristen, whether the three of us were running across town in Kristen's hybrid to look at homes or sending and responding to a flurry of late night emails. Every step of the way Kristen was patient, informative, and incredibly kind. Her extensive knowledge of the area and the ins and outs of the purchasing process put us at ease in the many instances when we felt overwhelmed. Her consumate professionalism is balanced well with her personable demeanor. We had a spate of rather specific parameters in what we were looking for in a home and Kristen accepted our restrictions with aplomb, tailoring her searches, recommendations, and information to our needs. We consider her an expert in the King County real estate market and would leap at the chance to recommend her to friends, families, and faceless Zillow surfers.
I had a great experience working with Joseph. He went beyond his duty to find a great property in this competitive Seattle market when I was really losing hope. Joseph has a great knack of the market. His ability to write a competitive offer was second to none. I really like his knowledge of the greater Seattle neighborhoods and house values.
Some of the great qualities Joseph possesses are: 1) He is always available to answer any questions and he prepared an offer for me within an hour of notification. 2) He passes the best info about the property and never pushes you to buy. 3) He is always very positive - I lost some offers very closely but he kept my motivation very high with his knowledge and keeping my hope. 4) He always looks after your interest in saving money during your purchase process.
I would definitely work with him again when the time comes and I would recommend Joseph very highly to anyone.
You made looking for a house and purchase fun and easy. Always professional and eager to help. Took great care at showing our house and spent so much time at open houses.
We appreciate all your hard work. Thank you.
When we needed to sell our home, we knew that Sydnie was going to be our agent. Despite being our next door neighbor, she combines grace, smarts and just the right amount of “tiger”.
Sydnie and her team managed the selling process and took an enormous weight off our shoulders. They managed issues big and small and help guide us through the tough process of deciding how much to renovate in our home before selling and how to price our home for the market. They listened and advised and the result exceeded our expectations (which were high) on all dimensions.
We’ve bought and sold homes over 30 years and Sydnie is without a moment of hesitation the best agent we’ve ever worked with in two countries.
“We loved working with Danny, it made buying our next place easy and hassle-free!”
Brie did a great job helping us buy our new home. As first-time home buyers she explained the whole homebuying process when we were just starting out. With daily emails about new listing we were kept well up to date with what was available. She was very accommodating during when we were visiting potential homes. When we finally found a home she did a good job guiding us through the negotiation process. Even when there was a snafu on the seller's end during closing she made sure it was resolved as soon as possible. Great job Brie!
I can't thank you enough for helping me through a very difficult transaction. you were/are patient, caring, and understanding. I consider you not only my agent for life but my friend for life. Thank you for everything!
Last month, Peggy Smith, my real estate agent, helped me sell my condo within 5 days of it being on the market. This was the second time I worked with Peggy and just like the first time, she had all of the details covered. Fifteen years ago, Peggy helped me buy my first home in Ballard, and it turned out to be a great investment. Like the last time we worked together, when we met to talk about selling my home, she had done her homework. She was able to give me advice on the best selling price backed by data and at least 20 years of experience as a realtor in the Seattle area. Later on in the process, she sat with me in a nearby coffee shop and helped me navigate my way through confusing legal documents. Whenever I had a question, she explained the answer patiently and with ease. Finally, the whole process was so stress-free. She made sure that I knew what to do and when to do it. I couldn't believe how easy it was. I don't think I can say anymore about how great Peggy is. I would highly recommend Peggy Smith to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Recently completed our second investment property purchase with Joseph.
Joseph is extremely professional and knowledgeable, and was very effective in fine-tuning to our needs and finding the right property for us (including visiting potential properties and expressing his honest opinion). This was super-valuable as we could complete the entire process remotely.
His experience came into play when extending the offer, then negotiating the terms throughout the process to be significantly more favorable.
He also helped find other professionals (inspection, insurance) and served as our local contact person for every need.
He is extremely responsive and was very easy to work with, and we feel very fortunate to have had him on our side.
Our land took longer than expected to sell, but Patty was able to provide different options and scenarios for my wife and I to make the best decision to sell in a way we felt most comfortable.
Lihai is a kind and dedicated professional. She has gone above and beyond during the whole process, from house hunting to closing. She was there all along the way to explain each step (I was a first time buyer), and I felt in good hands when closing came. I highly recommend her!
As first-time home buyers, my wife and I relied heavily on Lara's expertise and experience to navigate the multiple steps to buying our home. We began the process feeling fairly intimidated, but Lara quickly put us at ease with her knowledge of the region and quick responses to even the smallest of questions. Once we were inside a potential home, she continued to impress us with her detailed information about the property we were viewing and suggestions about ways we could change/update it to fit our needs - all of which were accompanied by her kind, warm, and friendly personality. Additionally, the home we ended up buying was way outside of Lara's usual area of work, but we never once heard her complain about the multiple times she drove over an hour to help us on-sight for inspections, walk-throughs, etc. Truly, a class act. Lara was the perfect realtor for us and while we don't plan to buy anther home any time soon, if/when we do, Lara will be our first phone call. No doubt about it.
Kristen is an absolutely outstanding real estate professional. She has a incredible amount of local knowledge, patience with clients, and balanced perspective. We found her to be refreshingly honest and proactive in pointing out both the pros and cons of properties and neighborhoods that a client may overlook. It was clear that she had our long-term interests in mind. And all this with a wonderfully pleasant demeanor and attitude. We would recommend her without any hesitation whatsoever.
Jason is very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to help use make a long distance purchase. We could not have done it without him. He knows the greater Seattle area very well and is super-responsive. I highly recommend listing or buying with Jason!
Until recently, I am not sure I realized how much work selling a house in a down market would be. It is not really the selling, but getting a house ready to sell that can be a lot of work. I think that the general public has an incorrect presumption that real estate agents don’t earn their fees, but my experience with John is exactly the opposite. John came in to our house, evaluated it and told us exactly what we needed to do to get the house ready to sell in the worst market any of us have seen. He helped us manage that cost through his extensive network of contractors and by only recommending things that would significantly improve the likelihood of selling our house at the optimum price. But that was only the start, what I really appreciated about John and what I think sets him apart from less experienced agents is he took it upon himself to get bids on everything that needed to be done, and once he got our approval, he managed all the contractors; scheduling them, letting in the house, etc… to get the house on the market in less than two weeks. Other than approving the bids, we didn’t have to lift a finger. During the sales process he was amazingly proactive with agents and clients that viewed the house and kept us in the loop every step of the way. We knew days in advance when offers were coming in and what to expect; we were never surprised. I highly recommend using John if you are considering selling your home.
I have worked with Barbara four times now and each time has been wonderful. Thank you!
My wife and I were introduced to Lisa by another agent and we hit it off right away. She assisted us in the sale of our home, getting us over what we listed it for, and for the next 2 years patiently showed us through countless homes, always with a smile and eagerness to get us the exact house we were looking for (and we were PICKY!). Her years of experience is nothing compared to her honesty, passion for what she does, and genuine care for her clients. We bought in a difficult market so in a multiple offer situation Lisa was able to help our offer stand out even though it was tied with another. We can't thank her enough for her help in finding and landing us our 'forever home'. We highly recommend Lisa for any real estate selling and buying opportunity you may have.
We were very much happier and more comfortable with Ray than we were when we bought our home with a different agent. He is very experienced and easy to work with. We felt that Ray had our needs & interests in mind.
Eva and her team of professionals supported my husband and I in the sale of our Seattle home and the purchase of a new home on the Kitsap Peninsula. The team works efficiently and knowledgeably, with excellent communication and service that serve to ease the stress of the home buying and selling process. They are knowledgeable about real estate and top of their game in expediting sales and purchases of homes. Without hesitation I would recommend the Brandenburg Team.
We have already been providing your information to others. You were kind and thoughtful and straightforward. We very much appreciated all of your hard work for us. Thank you!
From the bottom of our hearts we couldn't have been happier. Christine was amazing. We have never had such great service before. We have been looking for a new house for about three years and tried all kinds of other realtors. We definitely got lucky when we met her. Thank you so much!
Shannon is a rock star!! She always had out best interests in mind and put in extra time to get the place sparkling. By the end of the process it felt like we were family.
Dave was a pleasure to work with, and made the process of buying a house much less stressful, and more enjoyable with his sense of humor that puts one at ease. He was very responsive and I always felt that he had my interests in mind. Thank you Dave.
I always feel like Joseph is looking out for the best deal on the property I am looking for. In addition, he keeps his eye out for prospective bargains and developable properties that may suit my needs in the future. And, his knowledge of the local market and current conditions means I can rely on him finding the up and coming neighborhoods for good investing....
I recently had Shannon Honingford sell my house and buy a new home. She had good advice for various situations and was helpful with my many questions. I will be working with her on my next purchase or sale and will definitely recommend her to any friends looking in Washington. I loved working with her.
Kristin was recommended to us by our daughter who had used her twice. She took us to a few homes. We found a house we loved and with just a competitive market she recomenened a few different ways to help our chances of getting the house. We’ll there was several offers on the house and we got it. I firmly believe if it wasn’t for Kirstin we wouldn’t have this beautiful home we love.
Eva achieved what my wife and I feared to be the impossible - twice! We moved to Seattle when my wife accepted a transfer with her company. We were under a time restraint to purchase our first home due to 1031 transfer qualification requirements. Eva put in an unbelievable effort to show us properties in that limited time so we could make a choice we could live with. We loved our house, but as life would have it, my wife accepted another transfer that returned us to the SF Bay Area. Again, Eva helped us pull off the impossible. Eva helped us sell our house, and put us in touch with an agent who helped us find our new home all within the limited time frame we had before my wife's start date. We love the bay area, and are much closer to family, but we really miss our friends from Seattle - Eva and Sean being among the closest. Eva provides exceptional service with incredible personal touch!
Bought a Multi Family home in 2020 in Seattle, WA.
Joseph is very knowledgeable in the Seattle market. He gives good advice and helps make the right decisions, but at the same time not putting too much pressure on the client to move forward if they need to take some time or explore more options.
[Your] artistic ability to present the house was magical. You have been such [a] great agent! The house sold so rapidly to nice people at a good price. Nothing could have been better! You are the best!
Leslie has been very patient and WONDERFUL throughout our close to 3 years of working with her! We love her so much that we've recommended her to anyone who is looking for a realtor. Love her and have nothing but wonderful things to say about her and her work. She's not only great at understanding our needs and explaining everything we need to know, she is also so put together in getting the paperwork through. Couldn't have done it without her!
Ross was great to work with. As first time homebuyers he expertly explained and taught us tons about the process, houses, and even provided some great tips for home improvement ideas.
We feel truly lucky to have such an informative, thorough, and level-headed agent to work with throughout the process. Because of Ross, our homebuying process was way easier than we expected it to be.
Kristen was amazing!
She responded immediately to our questions big and small, and was extremely helpful on anything that needed to be done - from letting repairmen into our house to finding the right repairman.. Also, Kristen has an amazing Directory of people who get things done at reasonable prices.
Kristen knew the answers to things I would never dream of coming up in the selling of the home. I suspect there is not too much she hasn't encountered before because of her years in the business.
She had a lovely and professional attitude. She was always very positive and was a good motivator to keep us on task - we hadn't moved for 30 years!
I truly enjoyed working with Kristen and would not hesitate to recommend her. I also would be happy to talk with anyone who wants a personal recommendation.
A million thanks to you Kristen!
Ray is very knowledgeable about the Seattle real estate market. He is very realistic about the market, some agents are not. He was very good about letting me know the status of things, communicating with me frequently by phone & email. I will definitely refer my friends to Ray in the future. He is great to work with.
Lara was EXACTLY what we needed! We are very new to the Seattle area and had little to no knowledge of the area. Lara answered all of our questions and put us at ease with her vast knowledge of the greater Seattle area. She was kind & easy to talk to as we spent a lot of time together looking at houses. I have two young kids and she was very patience with us as we worked around schedules and meltdowns. We had to put in multiple offers before we found the perfect home and she was very flexible when we changed our minds a few times. She never made us feel bad for what we didn’t know/understand. She worked with us and helped us learn what was important and acted fast when we needed to. I will recommend her to all of our friends.
My experience with Peggy as my real estate agent in the purchase of my new house in Broadview was extremely positive. Not only did we find the house of my dreams after searching for years with other agents to no avail,but she saw me through the purchase itself and arrangements with the sellers so that the details of the sale were not burdensome. As well, Peggy helped me find a wonderful contractor who also has been amazingly helpful. I'm sure there are many good things I have left out but my purpose here is to assure anyone who works with Peggy that they will have the best support they can find in a real estate agent.
Nadine and David showed the power of teamwork! Excellent pricing, prep before sale, and communication. Will definitely refer to our friends. Thanks so much.
You did a great job and I appreciate all the help you gave me.
We worked with Jason to sell our home in an unpredictable and difficult market. We found Jason to be professional in his conduct, practical in his approach to marketing and showing our home, and honest in his analysis of the market conditions. We plan to work with Jason again in the future.
We appreciated your responsiveness and your flexibility with our shifting/evolving tolerance for risk as we came to understand the market. What we valued the most about having you as our agent was your dogged pursuit of information about the buying pool and anything you could glean from the seller's agent. Our frank discussions with you as that information evolved and the way you helped us tailor specific strategies for each offer was invaluable to us, and we certainly credit this skill with having gotten us to an accepted offer on 137th St. in addition to saving us $30,000 on the deal.
Joseph is exactly what you want in your real estate agent to be. He is highly knowledgeable; understand the local real estate market and the process real well. He is always there for you to guide and walk you through the process and give you his expert opinion. He will notify when the right house came the market and will strategize the best offer that could get you the house for the least amount of money. I will use Joseph again not only to buy but also to sell any real estate. I will highly recommend him.
Thank you sincerely for the help you provided in securing my first home. I really appreciate the service you provided and will be recommending friends to Lake & Company if I find out anyone is looking to buy or sell.
Alysha is amazing! She works very hard, pays close attention to detail and is truly a pleasure to help you through the process. She knows the market and has a ton of knowledge about so many neighborhoods in Seattle. You feel like you are being taken care of and she will not quit until everyone is happy. Highly recommend working with her!
Jackie provided invaluable advice and support throughout. Getting Hector at the last minute was above and beyond. We so appreciate all the support. Thanks so much. It was a real pleasure working with Jackie.
We recently completed our first apartment purchase with Joseph as my agent.
Joseph is a experienced agent that has deep knowledge about the local real estate market.
He was a valuable resource for us as we didn't have experience in buying a house, he took care of every aspect of the process, including inspection and was able to negotiate a good discount for us.
He is honest, responsive and trustworthy. I highly recommend working with Joseph as your agent.
We love Ross! Excellent job!
My wife and I had a fantastic experience with you and your company and we absolutely look forward to working with you again. Please use me as a reference.
Lisa is an experienced professional who knows the market and who worked hard with me to find the right house. She listened to my "Top 10 Have-to Haves" and worked with me to find those. She made time to look at every house I wanted to see, even if it didn't quite meet my criteria, knowing that it was good to look at a lot of houses in order to compare what was out there. This helped me to focus in on what was really important to me. She had encouraged me to get all of the financial pieces in order before going into an offer situation, so that I was in a strong strategic position. We ended up bidding against 7 other buyers and I got the house! It's the perfect house for me and meets all of my top criteria. Lisa also gave me a great recommendation for my mortgage lender. She operates with an integrity that is very important in buying a house and which led to such a successful outcome for me.
Best Realtor ever. Thanks for all your effort, time, recommendations, suggestions and commitment. You are awesome!
Thank you for making the whole process of selling my home so problem-free. All of your advice, experience and support helped reduce the stress especially during this difficult time in my life. You two compliment each other and make a great team. Don't change anything! Thanks again!
I am grateful for your outstanding service throughout the process and could not have hoped for a better team! Thank you!
Larissa has been a friend of mine for years and I knew she was the perfect realtor for my first home purchase. Her expertise and advice of the downtown market was priceless. She was very patient and maintained great communication throughout the entire process. She understood exactly what my needs and desires were for my first home and I was able to purchase exactly what I wanted. Larissa was amazing to work with and I highly recommend her!
Andrea Hamley worked with me on the purchase of my first home. I came into the process with lots of questions and naïveté about the housing market, not to mention a few unique interests and somewhat finicky mindset about what house would become my home. Andrea met all of that with warmth and grace. Her energy, thoughtfulness, and commitment to support the reaching of my home-purchasing goals make it a pleasure to now recommend her as an agent for prospective home buyers.
I found Andrea to be very knowledgeable about trends in Seattle’s housing market in Seattle, and well-acquainted with the attributes of each neighborhood and home that we visited. She was consistently generous with her time, and well-connected with other local professionals (e.g., lending agent, inspectors) that contributed in the home-purchasing process. These are all of course great qualities for a real estate agent, but the area where Andrea most excels is in her sincere effort to understand and support the unique home-buying interests and concerns of her clients. She was initially inquisitive about these and always perceptive, and provided a helpful and supportive second perspective at key points of ambivalence or indecision. All in all, I felt my interests were extremely well-understood and advocated for by her throughout the home-purchasing process. I would recommend her to prospective home buyers in Seattle without reservation.
Joseph is an awesome agent! He's super responsive (easy to get ahold of!) and answered all of the questions I had. He has good suggestions on making your home more likely to sell and goes above and beyond to help make those adjustments. He was always in contact with the other parties involved with the sale of my home and me, so I always felt like I was in the loop on where things were at.
Carolyn was great to work with! She was always on top of the details and kept in close contact with us. She was very generous and exceeded our expectations. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to any of my friends.
Kristen Cramer helped us buy our first home, an experience we expected to be daunting, but with her as our guide proved to be smooth and seamless. Over the years, Kristen has represented friends and relatives of ours and all have been thrilled with her service. We continue to recommend Kristen and will absolutely engage her services the next time we're in the market.
Couldn't be happier with Brie. We were "That" client that takes forever and looked at at least 100 homes. We had very specific needs due to pets and home based business and she went above and beyond in finding the perfect house for those needs. She was always available, eager to help, and very knowledgeable about local and regional housing market trends and how best to tackle it. And when the time came to close she made it simple as can be. You would be hard pressed to find anyone in puget sound as good as Brie is.
Take a stressful, time sensitive, complex challenge, insert one Diane Lancaster and everything is almost immediately better! How? Diane brought poise, savvy and urgency to our situation and mastered every hiccup put in front of her. In my own profession, I have to problem solve every day. Diane can match me in spades. How about finding a Mandarin translator over a weekend to talk to one potential buyer? Putting her magic networking to the task so that the house sold before an open house was set. Her contributions were too many to list and the result was more than we hoped for. I can't imagine ever using anyone else other than Diane. To say we highly recommend her, is putting it way too mildly.
David was a great friend in all this. My wife and I work at home and have very specific needs in a new house. I have a computer office, she is a painter. We explored many options on the way to finding the house we bought. He also saved us around $6,000 in closing and affiliated expenses. After closing he still helped out and gots us deals on security and other services. I would recommend David to any looking to buy a house.
Claudine is amazing! She put in tremendous effort to find us a house that we loved and helped us through every step of the way. She made an extremely difficult, complicated and tedious process as smooth as possible and we are so lucky to have her as our real estate agent. Most importantly she made us feel comfortable. Things that I would like to bring to light include - 1. She is very fast in responding to questions. 2. She provides unbiased, well researched advice. 3. She provided valuable guidance when needed. 4. She worked well with my lender the and seller's agent to secure the home. 5. She was on top of all issues that would crop up. 6. She has good instincts. 7. She has great experience. 8. She is very helpful with miscellaneous, ad-hoc things related to the process of buying and finally moving into a house.
Every day you are bombarded with the medias constant headlines reading, “ US Housing Market Crashes!”, or “ Foreclosure Rates at all time High so GOOD LUCK SELLING!”
And of course, with every article comes every opinion….
My wife and I after many hours of contemplation decided it was time to take a risk and try and sell our town home to take advantage of the “low home prices.” Our neighbors townhouse had been sitting on the market for nearly 4 months with no offers and dropped in price nearly $35,000. We knew what we were up against trying to sell our town home in this market a week and a half before Christmas, and knew the only way to really beat the odds was to find the right realtor who understood how to make it happen.
Once word gets out that you are interested in selling, (especially now a days) every friend you know comes knocking on your front door referring this person or that person. So needless to say we had our fair share of agent interviews. It’s not cheap to sell your house and you should have an agent that delivers what you are paying for, and in my opinion that is ABOVE EXCELLENT SERVICE. We must have heard the “speech” from nearly 20 agents and were convinced that none of them had the skills to make it happen. Even our neighbors realtor from Windermere with over 19 years in the Ballard/Seattle market could not close their deal. Lucky for us however, we stumbled upon an agent named Sydnie Taylor from Lake Realty. During the initial phone interview she mentioned that she partnered with an agent named Danny Adamson. We decided to give them a shot and WE ARE SO GLAD WE DID.
Sydnie and Danny came to the house and we were given the royal treatment from their first breath. Once we heard how Lake Realty, Sydnie and Danny work to sell the property, we were sold. The thing that set them apart from the other agents was their realistic expectations and understanding of the importance of attention to detail. This detail was carried throughout everything they did. From the sign in the front, the MLS listing, photos, Brokers Open, Open Houses etc. to sitting by our side during final title signing, Sydnie and Danny never skipped a beat.
Sydnie and Danny were able to sell our town home for $5,000 above asking price in 1 week 3 days. Did I mention the house was sold and our offer accepted by Christmas Day. Talk about beating the odds!
Since it was the holidays we were in California and Sydnie and Danny handled all the inspections, negotiations, discussions etc and all we had to do is say yes or no and sign a few papers. Danny really went the extra mile even contacting us on Christmas Day to explain where we were at in the process so our holiday could be its best.
THIS KIND OF SERVICE YOU DON”T FIND EVERYWHERE!
Fast forward and now I am sitting in a beautiful home in Loyal Heights (which they negotiated about $52,000 below asking price with $4,000 closing costs) and completely in awe of what an amazing job our agents have done. Everyone I tell has asked for a card and anyone lucky enough to work with them should feel blessed.
Leslie, just wanted to thank you for a great escrow! I love your professionalism and work ethic. I hope to work with you again very soon.
My husband and I just partnered with Justin to both sell our condo and find our dream home.
He was such a wonderful asset and ally on both ends that we feel extremely lucky to have found him.
Initially we would have loved to sell our condo over a year ago and move into a home. Due to another unit in our complex selling for such a low price, Justin helped us weigh the pros and cons of waiting a year before testing the market. In the end we waited a year and did some renovations at his suggestion. All of the contractors he pointed us to were amazing and he was able to help us keep our budget low while getting the job done. He has many resources and is glad to share them.
Justin stuck with us through the months we waited to put our house on the market, staying in touch and offering his advice on how to best prep the condo for sale. When it finally came time to go, he was as ready as we were!
We were blessed with a quick bid on the condo and then went on to the buying process. Justin offered specific expertise on neighborhoods, eras of home and what we were getting for our money. All of which was invaluable to us!
We found the home we'd been dreaming of and Justin steered us through the entire process. Even if there were days where we were just waiting, Justin would stay in contact with us just to say, "haven't forgotten about you!". It was all so comforting to know that he was on our side and working hard for us. It felt like we were his only client (even though we surely weren't) with the dedication he had to communicating with us both via e-mail and by phone. No question or concern was too small.
I can't say enough wonderful things about Justin. His open, friendly communication style and wealth of resources will be a benefit to anyone thinking of using him as an agent. A+ from us.
David has been a pleasure to work with and get to know. David was able to help find us a house in a neighborhood we love, make a competitive winning offer and negotiate closing terms within a month of seeing the unit. At the same time, David did not pressure us to jump at anything we were not comfortable with and respected our wishes and even dealt with a lot of indecisiveness on our part. David was able to help us set up speedy and reliable home inspections and even made what could be a stressful time actually enjoyable. Even during his vacation abroad David made sure to check-in with us at every step of the way, which really made us feel good about each new decision process. We were also so excited to find that David chooses to donate portions of his commission to the Scholarship Fund of Pacific Marine Research whose mission is to educate future stewards of the Puget Sound. We highly recommend choosing David Todd as your Agent and know that by doing so you will keep investing in the future of the Seattle communities.
I found Larissa to be thoroughly professional and incredibly responsive to my home-buying needs. Her willingness to go the extra mile to research properties, delve into issues and track down answers was greatly appreciated. Also, her network of professionals proved valuable in assessing homes and in post purchase follow-up projects. Overall, I was exceedingly pleased with Larissa's work and would definitely trust Larissa with my future home buying/selling needs.
Sydnie was amazing! She helped my wife and I find the perfect house for us in Seattle (no small feat in this market) and worked around our schedule as we traveled between Seattle and Los Angeles. Sydnie was patient with us no matter how many houses we looked at, and we never felt pressured. Let her find you a home!
I had a fantastic experience working with Justin. I was a first-time home buyer and I needed a lot of guidance.
Here is the best part about Justin. He discouraged me from buying the first place I considered buying. It wasn't right for me, and though I was excited about it, he knew I would not have been happy there long term. He was honestly concerned about helping me find the best house for me, and he was confident that with his help, I would be able to find better places. I took his advice, waited for a better option, and I couldn't be happier. I think I would have been really frustrated by the condo and I am thrilled about my current home.
I was so surprised by that. Here I was, considering buying, and you'd think my realtor would be pushing me to buy. But he wasn't. He was pushing me to consider all the options and to make the best possible decision for myself. He really cares about his clients and getting them into the best homes for them. I cannot underscore this enough.
Local Knowledge: Justin was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and what is considered valuable. Moreover, Justin has a lot of knowledge about house construction. He can see whether the plumbing or electricity are out of date, he can provide guidance (and referrals) on how much it would cost to update a kitchen or put in new windows. As a single female, this was especially crucial guidance for me.
Process Expertise: I'm not sure what other realtors do for their clients, but man did Justin work for me. He provided referrals for the inspection and sewer scope. He emailed with my parents to assuage some of their concerns. He checked out the location before I signed to make sure the former owners had moved out. He was present and actively engaged during the inspection, asking questions and climbing on my roof. Just to name a few times he went what felt like above and beyond. I couldn't have asked for better support.
Responsiveness: Always responds via cell or email. Always.
Negotiation Skills: We negotiated some and it was really nice to have him on the front lines of that. We got the price reduced by about $10k (after the price had already dropped 2x on the market) and got a few more things added after the inspection. I feel like I got a really fair price for my house. If you're in the Seattle area, I couldn't recommend a better realtor.
It was a real pleasure working with you!
We have purchased two homes and sold one with Justin’s help, and every time we felt we could not have been in better hands. He knows all the Seattle neighborhoods and is always responsive, but what we appreciate the most is his experience in home renovations. When buying a house, that experience really helped in determining the value of a house and how much work it might require. When selling, Justin knew exactly what updates to focus on to maximize the house’s appeal, and then leveraged his vast network of contractor contacts to get all the work done quickly and with minimal effort required from us. Every me he made sure the process was as stress-free for us as possible, and handled all the details from large to small. Justin is very approachable, always available, and it was truly great working with him!
Thanks so much for all of your hard work. The late night calls, questions, and support didn't go unnoticed. We will be recommending you all over the place. Mario and I are over the moon about the new house and we know without you we might not be there now. We love you! Thanks again.
Lisa was enthusiastic, pro active, and professional. The process went smoothly from start to finish. We couldn't have been happier with the outcome.
Thank you for all your work, explanations, support, advice, pros and cons...
Ross made selling our townhome so easy for us. He was able to coordinate an army of subcontractors (paint, carpet, landscape, general repairs, staging, photography, and probably others) in very short window of time to get the house ready for the market. He was very responsive to all of our questions and comments and always carried a warm smile. Ross was also flexible with times meeting times to fit it into our busy schedules.
We would certainly work with Ross again and will pass on our highest recommendations to our own friends and family.
Lisa took the time to understand our needs and then worked dilligently to find us a property that met those needs.
This was not an easy task since as time went by (and we looked for many months) we got more eager to find a home, and lisa kept our initial vision in mind so that we would eventually be happy in our home. When it came time to make our offers lisa provided comps and then let us make up our mind on what the right offer was (with no pressure to reach a price point). I appreciated this because it allowed us to go through our own process to a price that we found acceptable. I highly recommend lisa if you are looking for someone that will look out for your interests, even when you forget to do so.
Please consider this as our letter of recommendation for Kristen Cramer. She assisted us with the purchasing of our first house in 2000, so when it came time for us to sell and buy again, we called her. We have been very impressed with the services she has provided us. We felt like she was truly looking out for our best interests and came up with a lot of creative ideas.
We will ask Kristen to assist us with any of our future real estate needs and would not hesitate to recommend her to our friends and family
It was such a pleasure to work with you, Barbara! Pat and I look forward to seeing you in Seattle.
“We highly recommend Danny Adamson as a seller's agent. Danny recently sold our Ballard house for us, getting well over (+24%) our asking price. We interviewed several agents before asking Danny to work with us, and chose him because we liked his "bedside manner", positive but realistic attitude, and knowledge of the local real estate market. Further, we needed a true full service agent to assist us with, and sometimes outright manage, some minor home improvements we wanted to have done before putting our house on the market. Danny fit the bill, at times basically acting as our general contractor for scheduling handymen, painters, landscapers, stagers, etc. and making sure things got done on time. He also gave us excellent advice on selling strategies, which we followed with great results. We had an aggressive timeline and were out of state for a lot of the selling process--but everything went smoothly thanks to Danny. Highly recommended!”
My wife and I meet Claudine on a random open house in Wallingford. She left such a great impression with my wife and I that we choose to hire her for out first home purchase. From start to finish Claudine was absolutely unbelievable! She was able to educated us on every aspect of our home purchase and in some cases she was able to point out critical errors on behalf of our mortgage broker that could've cost us a significant amount of money. Claudine was willing to accommodate our last minute showings and always responded immediately. In the future if my wife and I decide to sale or buy another home Claudine will be the only real estate agent we will ever call.
Claudine was a great real estate agent for our family. She went above and beyond in helping us learn about schools in the neighborhoods we were interested in, reaching out to her vast network to collect information. She was incredibly responsive, making herself available whenever we needed anything and finding countless ways to make the process fit with our schedule and needs.
Jackie is a wonderful realtor and person. She was with me every step of the way! Really reassuring, supportive and knew how to keep me from getting too anxious. She is professional, very conscientious but with the sense of humor perfect for me.
I would recommend her in a heart beat!!
Kristen helped us find our home over a six month period in which we looked at over 200 potential homes -- literally. She has the patience of a saint and knows her way around Seattle extremely well. It may not have taken so long if we had actually paid attention to her suggestions on how to bid. Eventually we learned that she does know everything! She found us the perfect home, and we (finally) put together the perfect bid.
My husband and I are so thankful that Sydnie was referred to us. We were first time home buyers and she listened to what we were looking for and really helped us talk through all of our options in the midst of the crazy Seattle market. Ultimately we got our house for under the asking price and the sellers did some work based on the inspection, something that never happens these days! Even after we bought our home we have reached out to Sydnie multiple times for advice on contractors, remodel value, and a million other questions. Whenever we sell and look to buy again we will definitely reach out to Sydnie!
Larissa did an amazing job selling our home in West Seattle. When my partner and I moved to Seattle we met Larissa as we were looking for a place to rent, not only did she manage to find us an excellent spot but then a year later helped us purchase our first home a year later. Then five years later she helped us sell our home in a quick and easy way! Could not recommend her enough since she is one of the warmest considerate agents one could ever have the pleasure to work with! Plus, Woody is pretty awesome too!
Thank you for going the extra mile and guiding me through both houses! I will refer you to any of my friends and family that are looking to buy!
Thanks to Eva's assistance we found and purchased our first home. The task was daunting and we appreciated her knowledgeable advice and her ability to keep us informed without putting undue pressure on us as we made important decisions.
For those who want a buyer's agent who takes the time to learn what her clients are really looking for, Karen is an ideal choice. When my wife and I were ready to buy, she maximized our search time by diligently investigating available homes and sagely selecting, for our review, those which best suited us. She helped us think beyond our preconceptions but was never pushy. I'm confident that her approach helped us craft an offer that won approval amidst multiple competing offers. We're utterly satisfied with the result.
Missy did a fantastic job. She was very responsive-- if not available, she always called us back to answer questions-- even on weekends or holidays. She was very helpful and supportive. She jumped in immediately to act as liaison when questions and issues arose with lender and escrow. We felt we were in the best hands! IT was very comforting when things did not go smoothly with other parties involved in our transaction. We highly recommend her services to everyone!
Kim was a pleasure to work with, and I greatly appreciated her down to earth personality. She was very patient and never made me feel pressured to buy a place before I felt ready, yet she was always eager to show me new real estate and kept me informed on the latest available properties.
Claire, your warmth and sincere interest in our house and situation was clear from the beginning when we met, and continued throughout the process, so foreign to us, you made the process clear and manageable. You stepped in above and beyond the call of duty so many times to maximize the potential of our property and navigate the challenges. Throughout, you remained warm yet professional. I have already recommended you to others who may call on you in the future and will continue to sing your praises!
I am a very happy client!! And so appreciative. Thank you!
I had the great pleasure of working with Lara Weasea to sell my condo. Lara has peerless organizational skills, presents herself professionally both in appearance and demeanor and exercises due diligence with research. I moved my time line for our first meeting ahead by several days but she produced a concise, professional book of comps and was totally prepared. She answered all questions and instilled great confidence in her ability to handle my transaction. In addition to her carefully honed skill set, she has an astute understanding of the human condition and the emotions involved in both selling and purchasing a home. I am confident that Lara would provide the same level of care and attention to a client with a $400000 or a $4,000,000 transaction. In my view Lara is a perfect 10!
Missy was fantastic! She walked us through each step of the selling/buying process, helped really manage our expectations as the market shifted, and provided emotional support (!) though the uncertainty and stress. She went above and beyond in helping us stage our home to sell and also advocating us with the new home (the sellers were not easy to work with). Missy intervened and pushed/followed-up as necessary. She also provided many helpful contacts after we moved.
We loved working w/ Missy!
We loved working with Sam-- she was great and helped at every step of the way. Our sale and move was a timely and smooth as we could have hoped for. We would definitely use Sam again and refer others to her.
Lora was recommended to us by a friend. As first time buyers, the entire daunting real estate experience became incredibly accessible thanks to Lara. She helped into our first home! She gave us knowledge of the homes, neighborhoods, lenders, contractors, and real estate trends in the Puget sound region with patience and professionalism. We also started looking right before the shutdowns relates to Covid19. Lara kept us up-to-date with recommendations and best-practices for both buyers and sellers. Highly highly recommend.
I've known Sydnie personally for years, and when it came time to purchase a home, she was the first person I called. Sydnie is an absolute professional and works hard for her clients.
I appreciated her tenacity, her commitment to making sure we felt supported, and excellent understanding of the market. We boought our Green Lake home at a price we found fair and without having to use any escalator clauses. I would readily recommend her to anyone considering buying a home and would be happy to work with Sydnie again.
My wife and I were thoroughly impressed with Claudine's skill. She was very flexible with our demands, very responsive, and very well organized. She provided great insights about the neighborhoods, the housing market in the area we were interested in. She also went beyond the call of duty to make sure the deal went through, helping schedule contractor before we move into the house, and helping us with the rental of our existing property. I would call in Claudine for my real estate needs anytime, and I recommend her constantly to my friends who are in the process of purchasing or selling their property.
We used Joseph in the process of purchasing our home. We highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy. We had heard from man y friends who bought homes in the area that they had been involved in bidding wars. This made us very reluctant to begin the process of looking at home. I wanted to get it done ASAP, Joseph made this possible. He made himself very available to show us homes, and was very prompt when responding to our emails. With all of his help we were able to move into our new home in a mere three weeks! Could not have asked for better service. We are very fortunate to have found Joseph.
Lisa understood what we were looking for and when we found it, she told us in detail what we needed to do to prevail with multiple offers and escalation clauses. Lisa discouraged us from properties we thought we were interested in but would not have served us well, so we appreciated that she was looking out for our best interests and not focused on her commission.
Nadine, thanks for all your work with me and locating the new home for me.
I've now bought two houses with Eva. The first time (2006), she figured out quickly that I hate shopping, figured out what kind of house I wanted, and helped me find a great one back when the market was hot. The second time (2009), the market was cold, and she helped me deal with a very difficult seller. Both she and the finance/escrow people she works with are fantastic.
Larissa was awesome in every way! Knowledgeable, dependable, gave great advice, VERY responsive, got right on EVERYTHING - phone calls were made immediately, every question I had was answered in a very timely manner, she listened to what we wanted....everything one would want in a real estate professional. I especially appreciated how if she was slightly unsure of something she would double check rather than risk misleading us in any way - we felt very secure in her hands, and trust is an important thing when you are talking about this kind of money being spent. She was very patient and helpful through our two near miss deals (no fault of hers, crazy market here) - and then she found us the perfect house! We are very happy with her professionalism and service and are already recommending her to friends.
Justin Mellon has found his calling. He is a stand-out real estate agent who I would highly recommend, without hesitation. His level of professionalism, compassion, and sincerity sets him apart. Justin has a strong work ethic and worked tirelessly to meet our needs. He communicates clearly, respectfully and honestly. He was always available for us—so much so that I felt as if we were his only clients. Justin puts his heart into his work and works with the highest level of integrity. After the sale, Justin continued to support us by providing boxes for our move, paying for our move as a closing gift, and providing references for contractors and sub-contractors. In addition, he continues to ask about the progress we are making on the house, as it is very important to him that our visions for our new home are realized. I cannot say enough about our experience with Justin. He is an exemplary real estate agent and a downright good person.
Lara helped us buy our first home. We were completely inexperienced and the COVID situation had limited our options to tour homes. She was enthusiastically referred to us by a friend and from the beginning she didn't put any pressure on us to buy which I really appreciated after a couple of bad experiences with other realtors. She provided multiple listings according to our specifications and once we found what we liked she took charge of the process and guided us through the hoops that are involved in buying a home. We are very happy with the outcome and will for sure recommend her to any of our friends when they will be looking for a home in Seattle.
Larissa helped me and my wife buy our West Seattle house and also helped sell our Klee condo in Belltown. Larissa worked incredibly hard on both of our deals and was extremely responsive to any of our questions or requests. She was very attuned to the latest market conditions and provided us with straightforward and honest advice. At no time did we feel pressured to buy or sell or for that matter follow her advice exactly (we did anyways). We were especially happy with the results of our sale of the Klee condo and the strategy Larissa helped employ. We had multiple offers over ask and even received offers over our "extremely happy" price. No doubt Larissa will be helping us in the future with our real estate transactions.
You made selling my home a clear step by step process, giving me just enough information and not overwhelming me with too many details, etc. I think you understood my needs and you were very helpful. I appreciate your expertise and will absolutely recommend you.
Ross is a wonderful, kind, and caring agent that really made our first home buying experience a great one. I really don't think my wife and I would have gotten the house we were after if it weren't for his experience and professionalism. Can't speak highly enough of him. Ross does an excellent job of guiding you through the process, making sure you understand everything, and finding the right house for you. He's the only agent we'll work with in the future for sure!
We have nothing but positive things to say about Ross. Our home search in Seattle was mostly remote, as we were living out of state. From the very beginning Ross was considerate and cognizant of our time constraints and he was diligent to follow up with any question or concern that we raised.
We began looking at home with another company, but they weren't able to find new construction, non-listed homes very easily. On our own we found a home that we were curious about and contacted the listing agent. That agent referred us to Ross who then was able to show us one that hadn't been listed. We had a very tight schedule as we were ending out week long search that afternoon and flying back to the previous state we lived in. The first home we saw with Ross, we put an offer in and it was accepted. Ross recognized that we were potentially "settling" on the home. He was concerned it didn't have everything we were looking for and he wanted to be certain it was the right fit for us. Ross took us to City Hall to find answers we had about property lines and additions. He worked closely to counsel us and we agreed that the home just wasn't right. while we thought this could impact our client/agent relationship, it turned around to really help build our relationship and solidify our true needs in a home.
We continued to fly back to Seattle every week for a few days at a time and Ross would graciously assist with our pick up and drop offs at the airport. He even had us keep one of our cars at his home for a period of time before closing. Once we determined the next home for purchase, Ross made sure our offer was solid and it was accepted, blow list price! In this market that is not a common occurrence. Since we were still out of state, Ross coordinated to meet with the builder and all the other services that were needed. Once closing and possession took place, we saw a few items from the blue tape walk through that hadn't been completed. Ross worked with the builder to begin completion the following week.
In addition to his kind personality, he also makes the process less anxiety filled because he is calm and well intended. Working on a major home purchase out of state is stressful. Ross worked towards making sure we were always updated with progress. Without pause we would highly recommend Ross, especially for relocation. His generosity and follow through shine again and again.
Justin Mellon recently represented me in the purchase of a houseboat. His respectful attention to detail was astonishing and unlike any other experience I've had in the past regarding real estate purchases. He is extremely knowledgeable about the complexities of houseboat ownership and thus was able to arrange two necessary inspections and one estimate of work needing to be done. Further, he steered me toward financing based on his contacts and I was able to secure a very good loan. He correctly judged the value of the houseboat and in his nice but professional way was able to get the owners to reduce the price. The result is that the owners (from whom I've purchased) and the listing agent all were extremely impressed with Justin's skills and manner.
The next step for me is to sell my "land" home. Of course I have asked Justin to be the listing agent. We are already deciding, with his knowledge and guidance, what work needs to be done. He has put in a good deal of time looking at comps and planning the timing and presentation of the sale of my home. Justin is also very patient with my endless questions.
I know that when my house goes on the market Justin will present it in his honest and straightforward way and that I'll have the best representation possible.
I would happily recommend Justin Mellon's services without hesitation to any friends, colleagues or family members.
Justin & Danny were fantastic to work with. It was very professional with a great deal of personal assistance! Good knowledge of the market and buildings, communication, & sense of humor!
We were searching for a Realtor to sell our townhouse in the Seattle market and read the reviews for Kristen Cramer. The reviews could not be more accurate, she is the consummate professional, knows the market and kept us informed all the way through the process. Kristen returned phone calls and e-mails promptly, evenings or weekends, it didn't matter! She brought us up to speed on the markets, trends and other properties to make sure we could see the big picture then guided us through to closing. A wonderful experience with a true professional!!
We worked with Larissa to buy our first home and we couldn't be more thrilled with her services. Larissa was exactly who we needed to assist us with the process of buying. Larissa had strong communication, lots of knowledge about the neighborhoods of interest, was really upfront about the process, previous strategies used to land a house, and overall great energy. On top of it all, Larissa has a great network! If you are in the market for a real estate agent, we strongly recommend Larissa, you won't regret it!
Lisa is charming, personable, and very knowledgeable of the area. She listened to our needs and wants and targeted those homes. She was always available by phone or email during the email selection period. Full of energy, bright, and raring to go, we saw homes that all appealed to us. She helped coach us on targeting our needs and listened to us all the way. She speedily arranged for the houses and supported us during the long distance negotiation and sale.
Wonderful experience-- wonderful person. We are so glad we had her on our side. Super!
Thank you for finding this amazing cottage in the woods!
Lara has been a fantastic agent from start to finish in our home buying experience! From our first meeting, she was friendly and easy to talk with; it was clear she was very knowledgeable and experienced. She listened closely and answered all our questions patiently. She took the time to explain what the market was like, overview the buying process, and lay out all the options we had for achieving our goals. Then she got straight to work, sending properties for our review and encouraging contact from us to let her know right away of any properties of interest. We bought in the highly competitive and fast-moving Seattle market, and she was always available to reach and start the process of info gathering and visits for places of interest. She was very thorough, and was always looking out for our interests. It was her diligence and thoroughness that led directly to successfully buying our home in an incredibly advantageous off-market deal! We fell in love with a place in a unique little condo, and Lara helped us make a very strong and aggressive offer that was could be completely comfortable with. Despite this, we lost our first bid to all-cash offers, as so many Seattle buyers do these days; in Lara's very persistant follow-up of that offer to learn why the sellers went the way they did and whether there was anything that could be done to increase our success in the future, she discovered that a neighbor in an identical unit was remodeling and moving out soon. She took the initiative to contact them and gauge interest in making an off-market deal, and brought us the good news when they said they were interested. Both we and Lara had a vacation upcoming and we had paused our shopping, but this was an unmissable opportunity that Lara found us! She expertly negotiated a very favorable price and wrote a contract quickly so we could get everything settled before vacation, while still making sure every step of the way that we understood everything in the offer and were very comfortable with it all. From there, everything went incredibly smoothly and easily, thanks to the organization, experience and competence of Lara and her real estate team with Maynard Wagner, who took over personally while Lara was away. Lara was with us with through closing, checking in as things wrapped up and welcoming us to or new home with keys and a thoughtful basket of goodies on closing day. We couldn't be happier with her as our agent (for this home and any future real estate adventures) and highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy in the Seattle area.
Kristen is the best!!! I honestly think we would not have got the house we wanted if she had not been involved in the process. In such a competitive market you need to have the best professionals on your side or you will be lost
Kristian sold 2 properties and has helped on another. She is a professional who goes beyond the norm to get your home ready to put on the market, and to get it sold. Homes sold in 3 days.
Her years of experience and professionalism are a proven asset to any seller or buyer. Would use her again, and highly recommend her.
We are so thankful you were our agent! The way our house sold seems miraculous - the whole process from start to finish. I'm glad that Helen found you for us. You are an excellent agent! Thanks again and hope you have many more good sales this season.
Many thanks Ross for making yourself as available as possible, researching our options [at the Seattle Department of Planning and Land Use], and helping us see it through!
I worked with Larissa during July and August 2020 while I was buying my first house. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Larissa and I would highly recommend her as a Real Estate Agent. She made the stressful process extremely easy and helped me find my dream home. She had excellent communication and responded to all of our questions right away. Her market knowledge and customer service was far above anything we could have expected.
As first time homebuyers we were anxious and almost didn't buy a house. Justin was unlike a previous agent who didn't listen to our needs and kept pushing her own agenda trying to sell homes that were not for us. A family friend recommended Justin so we decided to give him a call and are very happy we did. The tax credit incentive was there and the rates had dropped super low, top that off with a fantastic agent who helped us find our perfect home. You end up with a great experience. We truly believe he not only helped us to find the home that is a perfect fit for our family but he made it easy for us. He took care of us by providing the guidance necessary for a smooth as possible transition. He seemed to really care about what we needed as a young family. We never felt like clients, but more like family because he was available whenever we needed him and he even took care of our moving to our new home. We can't say enough wonderful things about Justin so when our friends ask who helped us buy our home we are more than happy to tell them.
I recommend using Joseph as your Realtor, you won't be disappointed! Joseph helped me sell my Queen Anne condo, a very bittersweet and emotional thing for me personally. I moved away from Seattle, had renters in the unit and was not in town during the whole process. He took ca re of everything and I really appreciated how he continually checked in on me just to make sure I was feeling good. He really went the extra mile in researching the market to ensure a fair price, actually visiting similar units and talking to neighbors rather than just pulling comps. He ensured that the tenants were treated respectfully, not inconvenienced, and that their needs were met. During offer negotiations, he came up with creative ideas so that both parties felt good about the sale. He performed all activities with honesty and respect and, while I'm sad to let the unit go, I'm very happy with the personal service that Joseph provided.
I worked with Leslie before when we bought three other houses, so I know that she would do a good job when we sold this home. That is an understatement! From the day she was asked to take on the sale of our home, she became my greatest supporter and adviser. She worked more than 100% to get our house ready for market! She even helped me pack! She went through every step of the process by my side, explaining and advising along the way. She was very supportive and understanding of my needs. I would refer her to my family and friends without a doubt. And my family and friends have witnessed first hand her excellent work ethic, attention to detail and most of all-her caring nature that they would seek her out themselves.
As someone who has had the pleasure of working with Kristen Cramer as both a buyer and a seller, I would like to take this opportunity to assure that you are in good hands. She handled everything efficiently and professionally, which was a great relief since I was a first time buyer on a tight budget and had worried I'd find the home buying experience stressful.
During my search for a home, Kristen was both patient and thorough. She showed me those properties that met my criteria, and Kristen was patient enough to spend the time it took for me to feel comfortable making a buying decision. I really appreciated the fact that she wanted me to find the right property, the one most suited to my needs. When we found that home, a duplex in Ballard, we were in a multiple offer situation that Kristen handled so adroitly mine was the accepted offer!
Later, when the time came to sell my home, I again relied upon Kristen's expertise. My home sold after only two weeks on the market which was helpful since I was moving due to a job relocation.
My only regret is that she is not here in Portland to help me find my next home !
Larissa helped me find and purchase a property in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood. Her knowledge of the Central/North Seattle neighborhoods and connections in the industry helped us quickly identify a good property (location, building specs, value for money) and to position an offer accepted by the Seller within a day. In addition to what I would expect as core service offered by an agent, she was very helpful in introducing me to a good lender (service quality, ease of doing business), giving me tips and recommendations on how to avoid risks and delays in the closing process and introducing me to a property manager after closing on the property.
Throughout the process she remained highly engaged, energetic, upbeat and amazingly quick to contact me or respond to any queries I or the lender had about the property. to put things in context, I live in Singapore but with her help the entire "house hunt", offer and closing process went seamlessly and very fast.
Thank you Larissa!
Missy Boone is absolutely FANTASTIC! My husband and I met her in 2015 at an open house and we very quickly made her our agent. She spent her Friday evening writing up a last minute offer on a new construction property in Ballard and our offer was accepted. Her advice and guidance throughout the process really lead us to find the right place. Couldn't be more pleased! Thank you, Missy and Lake & Company!
I jokingly call you "The Blur" because you moved our sale along so quickly. I honestly felt your efficiency and enthusiasm was the best possible attributes you could have brought to the project. Thank you for your great work, beginning to end.
When we began our search for a new home, Kim quickly recognized our tastes and desires, found the perfect house for a great price, and took care of all the details. She worked tirelessly for us, was always available, and was instrumental in getting the best house for the best price. We enthusiastically recommend her to all of our friends interested in buying or selling their home.
You were an absolute dream to work with, Barbara! Thank you for being such a wonderful human being, advocate, and shepherding us though this big leap in our lives. You're the best. And we love your postcards.
The housewarming is coming in the next couple months!
Kristen helped our family buy at least two homes. She is the best! I highly recommend her. If you want a crackerjack real estate agent who will work hard, she's the one for you!
Ross Hartwich went over and beyond the call of duty as a Realtor. We had a positive buy and sell experience with Ross and was by far the best Realtor we have worked with. Ross gave us great guidance and made both processes as smooth as possible.
We are thankful for his work efforts and for sure will recommend him to all who are in need of a Realtor. We love our new home!
Brennen made us feel taken care of. The house we bought was the first house we ever put an offer on and the process was intimidating and scary. With Brennen's guidance and support, we felt like we were in good hands. He always made the time to walk us through things that we didn't understand. He was always just a text away. Thank you, Brennen!
Lisa gave us excellent advice about prepping our home for sale. Then, by carefully positioning the property on the current market and negotiating among competing bidders, she secured a price for us that was considerably higher than we expected. We recommend Lisa enthusiastically, and fondly.
I rarely give 5 star ratings because can anyone really be that good? Justin is.
Buying/selling a home can be stressful and emotional so I was so grateful to find him when we bought our home in Seattle. He was patient, listened, payed attention to details and helped us land our dream home under challenging circumstances. He continues to be a trusted advisor for all things real estate.
We own a vacation rental business and have some investment properties in Seattle. He's the first person we ask when we need advice/input on decisions related to finding contractors, making home updates/improvements as well as market timing when making decisions about if/when to refinance. He understands the entire business of real estate, not just the basics of buying/selling a home and he always makes time for us. I have referred him to work with family, friends and even guests staying in our vacation rentals while they look for a home in the Seattle area. Highly recommend!
For my wife and I, a bright spot in an otherwise complicated and difficult housing search was the chance to work with John. Throughout the process, we found John to be knowledgeable, helpful, and persistent in seeing that our needs were met. When we first began looking, John had already personally visited all the houses in which we had expressed interest. After showing us a few of them, he quickly understood what we needed and wanted in a house, and to guide our search from there. He has a number of contacts in various industries, connecting us to excellent inspectors, contractors, and others.
We really enjoyed having you on our team. After looking at houses with another realtor for over 6 months - we were pretty much not hopeful - but you made the whole process so great! You did everything that we needed you to do in a timely fashion and did it well. Your communication and availability were the things we can't compliment you enough on - whenever we had questions you were there. So thank you again! You are doing everything right and anyone would be lucky to have you working for them! :)
THANK YOU soo very much for ALL of your hard work, guidance and endless help with the sale of my condo!! It couldn't have gone smoother, thanks to you.
When you are a first time home buyer it can be very scary and overwhelming at first. However, from the moment we met Kristen Cramer I knew that we were in good hands. What impressed me the most was her knowledge for every aspect of the home buying process from start to finish. Her constant attention made you feel as if you were her only client... which we knew was not the case! She always answered her questions with her honest and professional opinion.
I would recommend Kristen to anyone who not only wants to have a great experience buying a house, who doesn't want to feel pressured into any quick decisions, and who is determined to find the home of their dreams. She also gave us great referrals for everything you might need when owning your own home from plumbers to landscapers. I will be coming back to Kristen with every future homebuying venture.
Kristen is trustworthy, professional, knowledgeable, helpful, engaging, and works hard to find you what you're looking for in a home.”
Sydnie (and her partner Danny) did an absolutely fantastic job of selling our home and representing us on the purchase of our new home. Being a family with 3 kids we knew we needed some work done on our current home in order to get it ready to market. Sydnie had a project plan that went 7 days a week for about 3 dozen activities, coordinated all quotes and contractors and took on all the burdens for us so we could focus on moving our family into our new home. Once everything settled, our home sold for 100K above list price ~!! In a market of realtors offering a variety of percentages for their services, if you are looking for a realtor that will offer platinum service, her and Danny are worth every penny. I highly recommend Sydnie and Danny for representing your home sale and purchase
I want to express my appreciation for all that you've done for the sale of my condo. Despite the down economy, you understood my reason to sell, and went out of your way to make it happen! You were always optimistic yet realistic, you offered great advice on pricing my home correctly, and you were professional when working with potential buyers. You also recommended me an excellent stager and had the foresight to research on the possibilities of FHA financing for my condo. I'm so lucky and grateful to have you as my agent, both as a buyer and as a seller. You are the only agent I recommend to others and I hope we'll be able to work again in the future! Thank you!
Christine was a phenomenal help throughout the whole process of purchasing my new home. I'm a true novice at home buying, but Christine encouraged me to ask anything! She was a real partner-- respectful and fun. I did not expect the experience to have been so very pleasant. I am grateful for Christine's hard work!
Thank you for all your help and care. You were wonderful.
Peggy Smith found my first house for me in Ballard in the mid 90s; a fixer upper right in my price range. It turned out to be a very good value and she helped me sell it later at a nice profit. Peggy found my second house for me in 2000 and we were able to get in at a good price in a competitive market. In both purchases, she came in with the right bid, the right narrative, and the best timing to close the deal quickly.
I recently sold my second home through Lake Realty and relied on Peggy completely for guidance in house preparation, timing, pricing, and staging. In a tough market we sold very close to the asking price and encountered no problems whatsoever with the sale. After having two purchases and two sales with Peggy I can unreservedly recommend her as an extraordinary agent.
Diane and I have worked together since she began in real estate. I’ve worked with her clients, she’s worked with my clients, I’ve been her client and she’s been my client. In every combination of our interactions, Diane has demonstrated, time and time again, her commitment to excellence. Truly, Diane is a consummate pro and I am privileged to be a part of her team.
"In full disclosure I knew David Todd before he was our realtor, so I had huge expectations. I expected his amazing level of conscientiousness, patience and eye for style. What I didn't anticipate was his outstanding level of knowledge and communication ability about all things real estate. We were cautious buyers and David was so effective in helping us navigate the intricacies of home buying as well as our own decision making process."
I greatly appreciated Maureen’s attention to detail when preparing the house for market. The house looked amazing after Maureen’s careful and very appealing staging. I also really appreciated the amount of time Maureen spent at the house and was more than willing to make the trips across the bridge whenever there was something that needed to be done. Maureen handled everything from start to finish, very professionally and with her great attention to detail.
Lara was a wonderful realtor to work with and we would absolutely work with her again! She provided detailed information so we had what we needed to make informed decisions throughout the home buying process. Lara was always easy to reach and responded quickly to emails. She was also proactive and made the process stress free. Thank you Lara!
We wanted to express our heartfelt appreciation for all your hard work, expert advice, quick response time, and thoroughness of offer write-ups while we looked for a house. It was such a pleasure working with you through the process. You are very trustworthy and knowledgeable.
Thank you for your hard work and attentiveness. We’ll continue to refer family and friends! Ross made us feel like we were the only clients he was working with!
Sydnie is the best! She’s so much fun to work with; all of the real estate agent charm, none of the slime. Sydnie and her team are incredibly talented, knowledgeable, and fun to work with. When she helped us purchase our first home in 2012 we had no idea what we were doing. She took the time to answer all of our questions, guide us through the process, and not rush our decision. Years later, she offered to come back and walk through the house to help us choose the right remodelling projects to maximize our equity.
In 2017, it was a no-brainer to work with her to sell the house. And what a fun and easy process that was. She has a fantastic network of sub-contractors who were both high quality and affordable. The entire process went very smoothly. When it came time to review offers, Sydnie helped us to navigate and negotiate our way to a better than expected sale price. She is a master negotiator. Tell her what you want, and she’ll make it happen!
I met Justin over 10 years ago. My wife had used him to sell our condo in Tangletown. In that transaction he personally pressured washed the deck and staged the condo for resale in an extreme buyers’ market. He sold our condo for a good price in short order.
So when it came time to sell our house in Green Lake it made sense for us to see if Justin would help us sell our house. At this time Justin introduced me to his brother Andrew as well.
They took my home from renter occupied to market ready within a matter of weeks with very little support from my family. The prelisting preparation Justin and Andrew orchestrated helped maximize the value of our home, inside and out. It is not really the selling, but getting a house ready to sell that can be a lot of work. After evaluating our house, they lined up a punch-list of what needed to be done and put together a team to execute the work. They helped us manage that cost through their extensive network of contractors and by only recommending things that would significantly improve the likelihood of selling our house at the optimum price.
What really sets these guys apart is their ability to manage everything that needed to be done; oak floor refinishing, touch-up painting, pressure washing, deck staining, the landscaping, sod, cleaning, photography, and staging … scheduling them, letting in the house, and checking to see that the work had been done correctly, etc… to get the house on the market in weeks. During the open houses, they were amazingly proactive with agents and clients that viewed the house and kept us in the loop every step of the way. Ours turned out to be a multiple offer situation and they helped us sort through the pros and cons of each offer. We would highly recommend this team when it comes time to sell or buy your next house.
I interviewed many real estate agents before being fortunate enough to get referred to Eva. Over the several years that I have worked with her, I have come to trust her judgment and experience completely. From helping us to remodel our kitchen before the sale to evaluating homes on the market, she has an extremely keen eye and calm demeanor. She is truly a professional and values her customer service with clients. A completely dependable and warm person that I recommend without reservation.
I can't thank you enough for all of your help! Your expertise, personality, and sincerity are the best and I'll certainly be referring you to anyone I can.
Thanks for all your hard work and for sticking with us during a trying closing process.
Brie was an absolute pleasure to work with while helping us purchase our beautiful home. She is very professional, approachable and quick to respond to our inquiries. We had a wonderful experience with Brie and have recommended her to everyone who asks us if we know a great agent.
Lara was, without exception, the perfect real estate agent. She was always quick to respond to emails, calls, and texts. Her knowledge of Seattle was impressive, and her demeanor is warm, positive, and friendly while still being 100% capable of navigating her line of work. Buying property is not a relaxing process, but with Lara, it was as painless as possible. I would recommend her to ANYONE. Thank you again, Lara, for all of your hard work and attentiveness that made us feel like VIP clients.
Please consider this as our letter of recommendation for Kristen Cramer. She assisted us with the purchasing of our first house in 2000, so when it came time for us to sell and buy again, we called her. We have been very impressed with the services she has provided us. We felt like she was truly looking out for our best interests and came up with a lot of creative ideas.
We will ask Kristen to assist us with any of our future real estate needs and would not hesitate to recommend her to our friends and family.
We moved to north of Seattle suburbs on a 3 month lease while looking to buy. This was during summer of 2018, in the middle of a insanely difficult housing market for buyers. Being new to the area, we were unfamiliar with challenges buyers were facing. We were given Heather's contact information by our lender and couldn’t have been more satisfied with the process. While the process of home buying was much more challenging than we expected (competitiveness, we were not familiar with the area, and our short purchasing window), Heather gave us excellent guidance, especially with guidance on the area and the timeliness when we were racing to buy before our lease was up. She was great at advising on pro/cons for things we had not thought of being from a small town. Although I plan to die in this house, if I change my mind, I will definitely use Heather again.
Kristen is very knowledgeable and will try to help you in any way she can. She helped me find a home and went to many places even though I knew very little about home buying. She was able to answer all of my questions and make sure that I felt comfortable buying the home I had. She even helped me save a few thousand dollars by helping me write better offer letters.
Kristin deftly handled a thorny issue with buyer #1, who backed out of our deal, and successfully closed a deal with buyer #2 in short order. She always kept us well informed, and did a great job helping us prepare the property for sale, since we no longer live in the area.
Kristen did such an incredible job helping us find our home. As first time home buyers, Seattle's crazy market was intimidating and overwhelming. Kristen made it easy to understand the home buying process as well as being there for us every step of the way. She went above and beyond to make sure our needs were met, as well has being flexible when our schedules got crazy. I recommend her to everyone I know. If/when it becomes time to sell our home and find a new one, she will be the first one we call.
Lihai helped us purchase our second house. We had broad requirements but were flexible on location. Because of that, our search required Lihai to take us to showings up and down the state of WA. Through the whole process and hundreds of miles, Lihai was very patient, and her impeccable organization helped ensure we were at the showings on time, and that we had all of the information to make informed offers. She came well prepared to each showing with a packet that gave us all of the details of nuances of the property (listing prices, comps, easements, permitting, and even geo surveys!). She also navigated us through complex negotiations and inspections, until we finally found our dream home! The process took us a few months and Lihai was an excellent partner every step of the way. I would highly recommend Lihai to anyone looking for an agent to help navigate through the journey of buying a property.
Diane helped us from start to finish. We had been in our home for 33 years and she helped us understand how to get the best value. She recommended contractors who did fantastic jobs and stepped in when we were lost and needed her help. We would not be where we are today without her expert help and patience. Diane listens, teaches and makes sure the path taken is the right one for who you are and that she is a right there walking with you.
We are writing to give our highest recommendation for Kristen Cramer. We have worked with Kristen since 2005 and have been extremely impressed with her market knowledge, customer service and responsiveness.
Kristen helped us through three house transactions: the sale of two homes and the purchase of one.
On the sale of our Ballard home, Kristen was very thorough in her market analysis. She advised us on a fair market price design to entice potential buyers to visit the property. This strategy brought in 12 offers; all significantly above the asking price. We successfully listing and sold the house in less than a week. Kristen’s expertise allowed us to secure top dollar for our home.
On the purchase of our Phinney Ridge home, Kristen worked with us on a daily basis showing us prospective homes. She was extremely flexible and was always available to preview homes throughout the day and evening. Kristen even managed the purchase of our new house as she underwent back surgery. Kristen never missed a beat. She made sure that everything was taken care of and in order. Kristen gave new meaning to the expression “beyond the call of duty.”
Kirsten truly shined during the sale of our Lynnwood home. We put our house on the market just as things began to switch up. It was a very stressful time. Daily media reports encouraged potential buyers to sit on the fence. Consequently, Kristen had to deal with flakey agents, unrealistic buyers and low ball offers. For nine months, Kristen was undeterred. She was positive, determined and always encouraging – even as we grew increasingly skeptical that we would ever find a buyer! Kristen pulled out all the stops and helped us to get the best possible offer in a soft market. We were very grateful to have Kristen on our side.
Selling and buying homes is a challenging experience even during the best market conditions. It takes a very talented and accomplished professional to navigate the twists and turns in the market. We feel that Kristen proved us that and much more. We really enjoyed working with her and would recommend Kristen’s services without question!"
We recently had the pleasure of working with John on both the sale of our townhouse and the purchase of a larger home. It was immediately obvious that John is a professional of the highest caliber - his actions show great integrity and his communication with us has always been complete, conscientious and pleasant.
We can't speak highly enough of John's work. The best thing about working with him was that he made everything seem so effortless. I can't imagine the countless hours he spent behind the scenes - collecting information, doing paperwork, talking to people, etc. on our behalf. He always made us feel like he had all the time in the world for us.
In addition, he always seems to know the right person or place to suggest to us for services we would need (or if he didn't know, he would find out) - for us being new to the area, his knowledge was invaluable.
John will definitely be the first and only realtor we'd recommend to anyone in the Seattle area. We are already looking forward to our next home purchase so we can work with him again!
Larissa is the best! She was patient, knowledgeable, organized, and on top of every detail. She also gently talked me out of a bunch of stupid first-time-seller concepts I had, which would have cost me money in the long run. She over-delivered and I couldn't be happier with her as my real estate agent. To put a topping in the cake, she's also really cool and fun. If you are looking for a professional to be on your side and help guide you through the complicated process of buying or selling a home, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone better. Stop looking and just hire her, already.
I've recently begun searching for a new home. My experience with Lara has been absolutely top-notch. Her knowledge and professionalism is outstanding. Her responsiveness and thoroughness is exceptional. It's been an absolute joy so far in this process and I cannot honestly say that about past experiences with agents. I have the utmost confidence I Lara and her ability to find the right home for me and I will recommend her to friends, colleagues and family whenever possible!
Bought a Condo home in 2019 in Seattle, WA.
Joseph supported me diligently throughout the process and connected me with the appropriate resources. As a first time home buyer, I was nervous about various aspects of the transaction; however, Jospeh patiently and thoroughly explained everything to me. He is very professional, responsive, and resourceful. It was a pleasure working with him.
Terry, We can't thank you enough for all you did to get us into our new home. You were incredibly professional, kind, generous and honest (especially when we needed it the most). We couldn't imagine navigating the process with anyone else. We look forward to staying in touch and of course telling our friends and family about our awesome realtor and friend.
Kristen has been my real estate agent for more than ten years. She worked with me closely in buying my current house in the Ballard area of Seattle which has been the best investment I've ever made. She has also continually supported my wife and I with advice on market conditions, home values, and service referrals for home repair and improvements. She is a very knowledgeable professional and also a pleasure to work with. We plan to work with her on buying our next property as well.
Kristen made my first time home buying experience fun and enjoyable. She never pressured me to purchase anything than the perfect home. She was quite literally with me every step of the way. Her passion and knowledge shine. I cannot endorse her enough. She is first and last person I will go to for real estate.
Leslie was outstanding. She took the time to really understand what we were looking for and diligently searched for and showed us homes. She helped keep us navigated in this insane market and knew when to let us sort it out. She was super communicative throughout the whole process. Although we are so glad to have found a home, we greatly miss seeing Leslie as frequently-her positive energy, sense of humor, smart and outstanding work ethic made an otherwise challenging experience fun.
She was absolutely amazing and very thourough!
I have already recommended her to several of my friends and will continue to do so
Everyone I know that has gone through Brie to purchase a home have been thouroughly satisfied!
Outstanding service and thorough knowledge of the process. Great advice regarding staging.
I was blown away by the level of service Claire and Christine offered. Their knowledge and attention to detail is second to none! Thanks to them our home buying experience seamless, easy, and stress free!
We've bought and sold two houses using Sarah. I'm convinced that we wouldn't own our present home if she hadn't represented us where there were multiple offers (remember those days). If we have any real estate dealings in the future I would call Sarah first.
Thank you...so much for your help with our new house. We love it and you really did a great job of getting us everything we wanted.
Joseph is a real professional and talented realtor. He really understands the aggressive Seattle real estate market, and matched the right investment property for me. With his vast knowledge as realtor and a landlord, Joseph provided me (and still does) a lot of critical information. He is very responsive and makes sure no question is left without the proper answer. I always felt he would do the extra mile for me and really wanted to find the best property for my needs. He is the kind of realtor that always available to provide a good advice long after the deal is closed. I highly recommend Joseph and will definitely use his service in the future.
My 5-star rating isn't an exaggeration or generosity -- Eva absolutely exceeds expectations. As a fairly young (mid-20s), unmarried couple with no home-buying experience and a modest budget, real estate was a big mystery with lots of possible complications and points of confusion. From our first meeting with Eva, she was straight-forward, encouraging, and helpful. She answered every question honestly and clearly. She gave solid recommendations. She was 100% knowledgeable and prepared. And, she was a fun person to be around. We felt comfortable and excited, not at all pressured to buy. On our first day touring homes, Eva listened carefully as we drove around neighborhoods and walked through houses. She pointed out lots of info we would have missed on our own. She adjusted our list of prospective houses accordingly, so we wouldn't waste time at unrealistic homes (ex: ruling out a house with a floorplan I was sure to dislike), and she never stepped outside our price range. When we (surprisingly? accidentally?) fell in love with the 4th or 5th house we visited that day, Eva provided some pros and cons, took us to see another house or two for comparison, and gave us time to think. We decided this was our house, with excitement rather than fear or hesitancy. It was so early in our home-buying search that we weren't even approved for a loan yet. Fortunately, Eva had recommended a fantastic loan agent who worked intensely to get us approved. Eva helped us put together an offer to submit as soon as we were able. In our whole home-buying process, we had one single day of stress (waiting for loan approval). The rest was fun and exciting. In the 2 years since then, we've seen and heard from Eva often. She's very knowledgeable about service providers in Seattle (plumbers, etc), and sends friendly reminders about general house maintenance (we'd probably miss this stuff otherwise). She's also wonderfully social, and we've met other fun people through her. I truly wish I knew more looking to buy or sell a house, because Eva is amazing and I can't recommend her enough.
I wanted to take a few minutes to let you know what a great agent you have in Justin Mellon. Recently I had a listing in Maple Leaf that belonged to my brother-in-law and his wife. After he tragically passed away in February, I had the daunting job of putting it on the market. I say this because our family was already stricken with the loss of our mother and sister within the past year and emotionally, I was somewhat spent. Had funds been available, I would have referred it to a Seattle agent. Unfortunately, they had purchased the home in October of '09 and with the current market conditions, we know it would have to be sold at a loss and there wasn't much room for listing commission.
Back to Justin, in the 29 years that I have been selling real estate, I have never met an agent with such compassion and professionalism. He was truly unbelievable. We had some blips along the way but he followed through with everything he said he would, and I believe he was the prevailing reason that got us through to closing. He had amazing buyers, but I don't think that was a coincidence as he is amazing himself.
If he were on the Eastside, I would be having my broker recruit him big time! He is the type of agent I would enjoy working with on a transaction any day!
You are truly fortunate to have him in your office.
Exceptional - very professional - a class act
I felt confident in Lisa's expertise and services throughout our entire time working together, from searching for homes to look view to signing the final papers. She did an excellent job walking me, as a first time home buyer, through each step of the process which enabled me to feel comfortable with my own decision making. Lisa is timely, reliable, and personable.
Working with Missy was truly a great experience! As first time buyers we were overwhelmed with the process but Missy walked us through and made sure we knew what was going on and what to expect. Thank you for making this experience stress-free and easy!
We found a property before I had put mine on the Market. We had 1 month to sell my current home. Sarah made everything smooth and easy. She got my place sold, and was able to negotiate a contingency for the home we had found. It all worked out and I credit Sarah with making the whole deal happen. I truly believe that without her expertise, the deal would not have gone through.
You (Danielle Williams and Andrea Hamley) were both so great and accommodating. We appreciate everything and love our new house and life.
Jason Wall has my complete confidence and appreciation in all Classic City Homes Inc. real estate transactions. He has formed a marketing strategy which has managed over 7 million dollars of Classic City Homes Inc. Real estate product. From the Greenlake Drive project in 1997 to the current project on Interlake Ave North (and many in-between) Jason has represented Classic City Homes and the product to the standards of excellence and professionalism I expect and count on for a successful team.
"...would definitely recommend Danny to anyone looking for an experienced realtor"
"Danny was a delight to work with. He is very personable and caring. He was very helpful in getting our house ready to sell, in taking care of the lawn during the sale process, and finally in helping the buyers to figure out how to make the sale go through! We would definitely recommend Danny to anyone looking for an experienced realtor."
We worked with Justin to both sell our condo and buy a new house, and he was brilliant with both! We really appreciated how he took the time to get to know us and to figure out what we were looking for in a house. With his background in construction, he was very knowledgeable about aspects of the houses that we knew nothing about. He also prevented us from settling for a couple of houses that weren't right for us, and helped us to find THE most perfect house. We couldn't have been happier with the entire process and would highly recommend Justin!
Claire is a hustler who will go the extra mile...
Kristen is an active listener. She not only took note of our initial "shopping list" as we described what we were looking for in a home, she continued to listen to our comments to refine our choices. She made the homebuying experience delightful and low stress. As we drove to the house which we later purchased, she told us it was the house for us and she was right.
This was my first time buying and Missy made it such an awesome experience. She is so good at what she does--I was so impressed and appreciative of all she did and how hard she worked worked and supported me!
Prior to Joseph, I worked with three other realtors in the last few years both on the buy and sell side of the transaction. M any of them were professional and experienced, but Joseph is the only one who met my full expectations of a realtor. My expectations of my realtor are 1. To be an expert in their profession in understanding the market, purchase price, rental market and be an effective negotiator 2. Communicate timely and follow through on my expectations 3. Be reliable and trustworthy 4. Lead by example. Joseph fulfilled on each of the above, and thus, in less than three months we closed on two multi -family properties. I was interested in buying real estate for rental/investment and without a hard and fast budget or fixed parameters, within a week of looking, we found a charming triplex in Green Lake that was purchased at below market price and closed within 30 days. Fifteen days later, I had renters paying rent all with the guidance of Joseph. He was a wealth of resource in finding handymen/subcontractors at a bargain to get the property ready for rent and helping me develop a system from advertising the property to screening tenants to being a landlord. Without his guidance and his generosity with his time and knowledge after the transaction, I would not have had the confidence to buy a second 5-plex in Ravenna two months later. Not to mention, the second property closed in less than 30 days because of Joseph's detailed organization and communication with the seller's agent. I respect Joseph's personal experience as a landlord and his willingness to help others build their financial freedom with real estate. His advice and continued handholding has given me the confidence to manage these properties on my own on top of my day job. Further, prior to Joseph, I was willing to buy properties almost anywhere as long as the price was right. With Joseph's guidance, he has helped me develop my own parameters of what makes a good investment, priorities and using numbers, not emotions, to justify the purchase price. Without his follow through and continued time and support after the purchase I'd probably still be looking passively online at websites like Zillow to find properties rather than collecting rent. So in short, if you want a professional you can depend on before and after the transaction, who truly understands what makes a great investment, and will teach you how to be a responsible landlord, then Joseph is your Realtor.
My husband and I absolutely LOVED working with Sydnie and her entire team!! They really made us feel like part of the “family”. That’s a big statement as we were very tough clients!! We were in an unusual situation in that we had a very short time to find a very specific home that had to tick so many boxes. Icing on the cake…. we hadn’t narrowed down a neighborhood AND lived out of state. None of this phased Sydnie at all!!
We would take turns flying in for whirlwind days of home tours, would text and email at all hours. Sydnie was always accommodating and in constant communication.
After a couple changed minds, getting outbid, etc – we landed on a home! We honestly feel like we couldn’t have done it without sydnie! Best part – closing wasn’t the end of the relationship. She still serves as a fantastic resource and still communicates with us as if we’re her current clients! She’s amazing! If recommend her and would absolutely work with her again and again!
Kristen helped me buy my first home and I couldn't have asked for a better agent. She was very knowledgeable, organized, and bent over backwards to meet my needs. The price range I was looking in was very low, but she still treated me like her #1 client. She is very personable and made the home buying process as stress-free as possible. I will definitely use Kristen again for my real estate needs.
We have heard about the great reputation of Lake & Company Real Estate, Inc. Having very recently purchased a home through Lake has confirmed that reputation.
Karen Sorensen was our agent, and we could not have been more happy with her! Karen was patient, attentive, kind, helpful, and always accessible. Her professionalism and knowledge allowed us to breeze through the purchase of our first home. This first time experience had the potential to be a high stress one. Not so with Karen!
We could not have had a more perfect agent to help us successfully acquire our first, perfect, lovely, dream house. Even the contacts that Karen had suggested to move us through every step of the process were outstanding. The whole team was exceptional.
We highly endorse Karen Sorensen and Lake & Company Real Estate. We look forward to sharing our positive experience with others!
Carolyn too the time to assess what we were really looking for in a home and kept us on par for those things as we looked. Carolyn was on the ball and got the best and most recent listings to us as they happened. She is professional and really did put us first through the whole process. We really felt like she was looking out or us! So many things she did were above and beyond what we were expecting in an agent. We plan on working with her in the future for any real estate needs. Carolyn is delightful, realistic, and persistent. We are recommending her to our friends, hands down!!
Kevin Zelko did a phenomenal job helping us buy our new house. He's always on top of things, knowledgeable, responsive, and very helpful. I was so impressed by how he bent over backwards to help us at every turn. This house is pretty much my dream home, but if I ever buy another home I would definitely use him again!
Brie was amazing! She worked with us through the whole process and was helping us the whole way. I highly recommend working with her and will be back for future purchases!
Lisa was wonderful to work with and made the process of buying my first condo go smoothly. I really appreciated how knowledgeable and thorough she was. She took the time to explain everything to me so I felt well informed and confident about my decision to buy my new place.
We are absolutely thrilled with our new, lovely, amazing home. We looked over a year for the right one-and got it on the first try thanks to Jackie's supreme knowledge and expertise on how to secure/close a deal, even when the competition is fierce. We also couldn't be more pleased with all Jackie did to sell our old house. Thanks to her careful planning, brilliant ideas and hard work on so many levels, we had six offers on our old house in one week and it went for way, way over the asking price. It was truly overwhelming! Through it all, Jackie has been a pleasure to work with and an invaluable resource to us. She had our back every step of the way in handling every aspect of both the purchasing/selling process, and we will be forever grateful :)
Kevin was fantastic to work with yet again in the homebuying process. He helped me purchase a condo in downtown Seattle 1.5 years ago so logically he was my go-to choice for a realtor in buying a home with my fiancé this fall. Kevin was super on top of things and was very eager to help us find a place to call our own. He provided a lot of useful resources and knowledge about different housing options in the area. His insight into current market conditions was helpful to make sure we were prepared to put in a competitive offer that stood out with the seller. He is very thoughtful and puts his clients first throughout the whole process. I'll definitely be working with him again should I need a realtor!
Selling a home is a very stressful event, especially when you live in a different state and are about to move to a third state, but we had a great experience with Justin selling our home! We shared a vision for renovations and updates that needed to be done to the house to get top dollar and they all came off perfectly! Even when problems arose with contractors (and they always do) or meeting deadlines he was there to help and it was always handled quickly and professionally. If you're looking for someone to do that little extra to make the difference in a sale, you can't go wrong with Justin.
We had the good pleasure of meeting Eva through mutual friends. We liked our previous real estate professional well enough but then after 7 years in our previous house we were ready to trade up. At that time the market was super hot in Seattle and we were selling a home in Ballard and purchasing a home in Phinney. Due to Eva's knowledge of not only the local area but her amazing knack for knowing how much a home was really worth, how the offer process would take shape was truly inspiring. We knew we were in the hands of a master. While we lost a house (7 offers) at the time, she called it as it exactly as it happened (we lost due to escalation clause -we were unwilling to go higher). The next house she found for us was better for our family and due to having all of our paperwork in order, we were able to get our offer in before the 2 other bidders. Additionally, we sold our home for 15k over the asking price. If you are looking for a truly dedicated professional, Eva and team are the best. We feel so fortunate to not only have worked with her now on both purchasing and selling a home that we would trust no one else. If you want someone that will tell you how it is, treat you and everyone else with integrity and help you negotiate the best price, we highly recommend Eva.
Your attention and care toward us, our whole experience and to each and every detail is unparalleled! I'm serious! I was also so impressed how you also seem to care about the experience of the buyers and their agents. Everything you did was fantastic! Thank you!
I have not met a person who is so happily dedicated to helping folks find the right home as David Todd. In this fast changing and competitive market he continually surprised me with his upbeat attitude and perseverance even as we changed our minds about where our new home was to be. He never wavered in his dedication to us and for us. From negotiations through inspections and financing, David made sure that we had the home we wanted. And, we now do! We highly recommend David Todd for all your home shopping and selling needs.
We first met Shannon at a Sunday open house, and she went above and beyond to help us make an offer by Tuesday. Her insight during the negotiation for the house we purchased was crucial in helping us secure our dream home!!!
1. you listened to our needs
2. no pressure to buy
3. always available on text/email/phone
4. provided guidance throughout (eg. sewer scope-we'd never have known to do that)
Thrilled to work with you again!
Peggy Smith helped me find and purchase my first home! Her professional manner in all things, her incredible knowledge of homes and waht to look out for, and especially her familiarity with the Seattle housing market (and ...the neighborhoods in North Seattle), and her many great contacts and resources helped me feel confident and optimistic throughout the entire process. Peggy was supportive when I needed it and was always easy to reach when I had questions. She was constantly on the lookout for me, and quickly understood what I was looking for and helped guide me toward what I needed when I wasn't sure. I was referred to Peggy by several members of my family, and I would easily refer others to her for her expertise! If/when it comes time to sell and buy again, I'll definitely be calling on Peggy!
Just a short note to say a big thank you for managing our house whilst we are in Australia. We honestly could not have gotten to this stage without your focus and attention to detail on our property. We are so happy to have you as our agent! See you soon and hoping for a quick, painless sale.
She knew the process very well and guided us smoothly through the buying process. She was always quick to respond and easy to work with. We had a lot of demands and she helped negotiate the terms of the purchase to get us the best deal.
We appreciated how quickly you responded when we had a potential property or we had questions. We felt like we always had a chance to win the bidding war because of the way you established rapport with the selling agent. Thank you, Missy!
Christine was great. Very knowledgeable and always available. She made buying and selling as easy process as it could be.
Lara is a dream agent, the kind of person who goes above-and-beyond to make sure that her clients have the best buying or selling experience as possible. She made sure that during the process of selling our home, we felt educated, supported, and stress-free, even in the very early stages. Any time we had questions, she was quick to respond and always knew how to help! When our house hit the market and was so busy, she was a constant pillar of support and I can't imagine going through that with anyone else. I always recommend her to friends and family, she's one of the best agents out there.
Claudine was an excellent real estate professional to work with for the purchase of our first home. She was communicative, thorough, experienced, gracious and knowledgeable. I HIGHLY recommend her to family, friends and anyone looking for real estate assistance.
Sydnie has helped me buy two houses in the past 8 years. She is the person you want on your team in this competitive Seattle market. Sydnie is knowledgeable, efficient, responsive, a total go-getter and will tell it like it is. As a bonus, she’s super fun to be around! Not only is she a pro at writing winning offers in multiple bid situations, but she’s also extremely well-connected and is an invaluable resource once you’re in your new dream home that you beat our 5 other offers for (yes, this happened to me!). She can refer you to contractors, electricians, landscapers, painters, you name it. She also partners with the top mortgage lenders in Seattle who might just close your home in 8 days including a holiday (yes, also happened to me!). I have referred her to countless happy new homeowners and highly recommend Sydnie to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Thanks for holding my hand throughout the whole process since I had NO idea what I was doing! You're the best. Thanks so much Larissa for taking such good care of me all these years!
I continue to be very pleased! In our 10+ transactions with her, Nadine always goes the extra mile to take care of us and make sure that even the smallest detail is handled professionally and with care.
Christine provided excellent customer service throughout the process of locating and purchasing our home. Marti and I have experience with multiple home purchase and sale transactions in which to compare Christine's performance. Her open, friendly attitude and willingness to listen carefully to our needs made this normally stressful experience quite pleasurable.
Christine was totally professional in every aspect of the process and very responsive to our needs. We will gladly recommend Christine to anyone in need of an agent to handle their real estate transaction.
Thank you Christine!
Thank you Justin for your efforts in the successful sale of my condo in Seattle. The condo was on the market for a year with no offers while being listed by another realtor.
A friend of mine, who is in the real estate business, recommended that I switch to you and your company. You are everything that he said you would be.
Thank you Larissa for selling our sweet little Seattle home and helping us move out to the country. Larissa's knowledge of the Seattle market is outstanding. She knew right where to list it and got us tip-TOP dollar. It's easy to underestimate the amount of work that goes into selling a home and Larissa was there each step of the way to ensure nothing was missed -- met with the stagers, inspectors (we pre-inspected and provided the report to all potential buyers) coordinated a couple repairs prior to listing, marketed and hosted our open houses, responded to EVERY single question we had that came up and basically immediately. If she didn't have the answer right away she'd still respond and let us know when she would have an answer for us or who we needed to talk with in order to get our question answered (mostly loan questions, rates, etc.). She coordinated and kept in contact with our loan officer, and the list goes on. The process of listing and selling our home was seamless. Most importantly, I felt like we were a team. She guided us through this process, brainstormed with us, helped figure out what was most important to us for buying and selling. I would HIGHLY recommend Larissa any day to anybody in the market to buy or sell a home in the Seattle area, you will not be disappointed.
Chris Randall is the best agent in Seattle -- hands down. He is so easy to work with and so responsive that I actually got worried we were taking up too much of his time. He found us our dream house in a matter of weeks and with his help, creativity and dedication our second offer was accepted in this ridiculously competitive market! We love him!
Thank you so much for helping me buy, sell, and then buy again. I have found a realtor (and friend) for life. Thanks again for everything!
Working with Kristen to sell our home in Seattle was a great experience. Not only is she knowledgable about the market, but she took the time to explain to us the ins and outs of this monumental project since we were first time home sellers. Once we cleared the place out, she took charge of getting it ready for the market where it sold in less than two weeks! We highly recommend Kristen for her energy, experience and expertise.
Kristen made my first time home buying experience fun and enjoyable. She never pressured me to purchase anything than the perfect home. She was quite literally with me every step of the way. Her passion and knowledge shine. I cannot endorse her enough. She is first and last person I will go to for real estate.
There is NO ONE quite like Claire and I could not more highly recommend her. From start to finish, Claire was there for me. As a first time home buyer, there were many things I was unfamiliar with and Claire guided me through the process with patience and expertise. Every step of the way was fantastic. I enjoyed the properties Claire selected as possibilities. She really stays on top of newly available locations and this makes a huge difference in grabbing the best of the best before anyone else can. Claire's passion for her trade is evident. Even as we would drive to/from potential locations, she always pointed out landmarks or houses with the most interesting stories/insights. I feel like I know Seattle that much more because of her. Her clients are her utmost priority and this is clear with her accessibility, follow-through, and responsiveness. The process of home buying can be grueling, as was my case because the property was a short sale. However, Claire's exceptional capability allowed me to remain fully confident and calm. Whenever there was a new component to the sale, she would walk me through the situation while laying out options and helping me make the best choice to continue. On a personal note, she is very warm, supportive, and fun. Though she is a consummate professional, her personality makes her a joy to work with. Thanks to Claire, I am now living in my dream condo. Though I plan on being here for many years to come, I know the next time I need to sell and/or buy, I will be calling Claire!
Diane has helped us with 6 transactions over the years. As many times as we've gone through a real estate transaction, whether it be our primary home or an investment property- it's always emotional. Diane really has a keen ability to help us keep our emotions under control and manage all the stressful details behind the scenes so we can focus on our priorities.
We have bought 2 homes with Sarah Warner. She's a professional and knowledgeable realtor. We appreciate her honest and sensible approach to the entire buying and selling process. She's also sold properties to several of our family members. We will certainly use her again when we are ready to move.
Upon the recommendation of close friends we engaged Eva & Tara when it became apparent it was time for us to part ways with another real estate agent. We were looking for someone with extensive experience in the Seattle area, who would deliver decisive and specific guidance, and who would skillfully advocate on our behalf in the negotiation process. Our hopes were not only fulfilled by Eva & Tara, but far exceeded. Perhaps our situation was unique, but we looked at ONE house, made an offer on it (one of ten offers), and Eva & Tara sealed the deal such that we are now enjoying daily sunsets over the Olympic Mountains in our dream home. We would highly recommend Eva & Tara for anyone looking to jump into this competitive real estate market.
We had a wonderful experience with Brie helping us sell our former home (for over asking!) and buy our forever home. She was attentive, quick to respond to texts, e-mails and calls and listened carefully to what we wanted. She has a great knowledge of the area and was easy to work with. Often we were the first people to see a home after it had listed because of her quick work. We would certainly recommend Brie to anyone looking for an honest, hard working realtor.
I am so indebted to you for all that you did to help me get the townhouse clean and ready to sell quickly! You took a lot of work off my hands. I am so grateful for all of your experience and help.
My first experience (and my first property) with John was outstanding and that is why I went straight back to John when it came time for my second home. There are a lot of real estate agents out there but I don't know of anyone more knowledgeable, more dedicated, and more honest than John. He did not disappoint on my second home and he not only helped me find a great property but we also managed to sell my previous property for the full asking price and, better yet, we were able to close on both deals the same day! It could not have been drawn up any better. I have no doubt that my experiences have been successful because of John's attention to detail and hard work.
Claudine is an exceptional real estate professional. She came highly recommended and we will not hesitate to recommend her to others. She is extremely organized, responsive, and on top of all matters throughout the entire home buying process. Her local connections and relationships in the community are a strong asset. We needed a pre-inspection on a Sunday at 7PM, Claudine was able to have an inspector out there and walked us through the inspection over facetime (as we were not able to be there). She was with us every step of the way, a true partner in our home buying process.
In the past 3 years Justin has helped me purchase two homes in the Seattle area. That should say enough that I went back for his assistance with the purchase of my second home. Throughout both processes his follow through and communication were amazing. I felt that I was the only client he was working with in both cases. Justin goes above and beyond with assistance in any way from dealing with the mortgage broker, to house repairs, and the best of all helping you move. He walks you through the process every step of the way explaining anything you don’t understand in a way you can understand. He makes sure you have all the information needed to make the best decision possible. Justin does so much and in such a gracious and sincere way that it feels as if he is doing this as your friend and not as his job.
Thanks for all you do! I truly enjoyed working with you!
Sarah has been our agent for 22 years. She helped me find a home, and has been useful to many friends and neighbors who were either buying or selling their homes. She has complete knowledge of the real estate business, and is charming and easy to work with. I can't think of a better person to have working for me.
Kevin was so great! We were first time home buyers and buying from across the country, but he was so helpful and responsive and very patient with us. He was easy to work with, with lots of insight into the Puget Sound real estate market. Will be using him when we need a realtor again.
...I also wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed working with Missy. You were represented well by her, and to be honest, if it hadn't been for her diligence and persistence you would not have gotten the house. She was never pushy, but definitely assertive and professionally passionate on your behalf. It paid off. ...
Thank you very much for your help. Couldn't have done it without you!
Leslie went above and beyond in keeping communication with us throughout the entire process. It seemed you could send her an email at any time, day or night, and we'd get a response within an hour. We appreciated Leslie's patience, flexibility, and attention to detail.
The Board of Directors of ICA-USA wish to extend our heartfelt appreciation for your excellent service recently in successfully selling our unique office condo property in Seattle. The high quality of your work was the subject of an upbeat discussion this weekend at our December Board meeting. Your advice and counsel in marketing our property proved insightful and right-on-the-money. Your patience and persistence in promoting and re-promoting our property made all the difference.
In the end, the sale could not have occurred at a better time for the interests of ICA-USA. Thank you for your top notch work on our behalf.
Claudine Fleury is by far one of the most professional and conscientious agent . She is hardworking and knowledgable and she takes the time to listen and always provide valuable advice. It is very comforting to know that she always has my best interest in mind and is generous with her time and effort to help me as her client. She is responsive ,dedicated, capable and honest which makes her the exact type of individual I trust to handle my financial interest . I believe people who get to work with Claudine are very fortunate to have her on their side to be their advocate and expert.
Joseph helped us purchase a duplex, and prepare it for sale when the time came. He also helped us with the purchase of a new multi-family unit. He is very experienced and knowledgeable, and has a lot of patience. Altogether, I can highly recommend Joseph both for purchasing and selling real estate, and we will certainly make use of his services in the future.
From start to finish, Darnell was amazing! Her knowledge of the market, instinct for pricing, marketing savvy, and her Rolodex of top-notch professionals and contractors are second to none. Darnell was always available, patient, and even-tempered no matter the circumstances. She is perceptive about people and properties and great at communicating with us at every stage of the process. When it came to the paperwork, her attention to detail and master of details was phenomenal. Darnell is flat out the best realtor we have ever worked with.
Lisa was incredibly professional: always available and willing to answer questions. She knew our selling neighborhood AND our buying neighborhood extremely well. She helped us make a list of things to fix up before putting our home on the market and checked in regularly to see how it was going and making further suggestions. Lisa KNOWS HER STUFF.
Les-- I love you! You are the BEST and I never could have made it through this ride without you! I will be telling everyone about you!
Working with Kevin was a delight! He was so responsive and proactive during moments when I wasn't able to be. The move was a big one, and especially busy in a pandemic, and Kevin was on top of everything and went above and beyond in helping to prepare the house. He kept us informed of any potential changes to guidelines, and of everything happening in the market before listing. He also scheduled services, and helped us understand everything about the offer process. Thank you, Kevin!
Kristen was amazing throughout the entire process of buying our house. I really felt like she had our best interest in mind and never let us settle for anything less than what we deserved. She knew the area very well and was very responsive in communication. In the end, she felt like a true friend. We will definitely be working with Kristen in the future and would recommend her to anyone.
You put us at ease, allowed us to see the home multiple times and helped us put together a killer offer. Thank you for handling all of the details and working closely with our lender to put the final touches on our offer. We had quite the team behind us and we wouldn't have wanted it any other way! Thank you for being such a big part of our home buying process!
I have known Brie for a couple of years but was hesitant to work with someone I had a personal relationship with. However, working with her was one of the best decisions I could have made. Buying a home in Seattle is very frustrating right now, and Brie helped me remain encouraged, patient and positive throughout the process, which took several months. I wanted to remain in North Seattle, which has become increasingly popular--Brie was able to find me a home 3 miles from my current location! She was also helpful in assisting me with understanding the process and all of the nuances involved with purchasing a home--especially for a first-time buyer, which I was. I had so many questions and Brie not only patiently answered each one, she also sent me resources and connected me to a lender that gave me an amazing loan. She responded immediately to all of my inquiries, even after having surgery! It is obvious that she cares about her clients and treats each person like a family member. Brie also enjoys helping people achieve their home goals and was just as excited about my offer being accepted as I was! Finally, Brie secured me exactly what I wanted, for the price I could afford, in SEATTLE. Not only was this impressive, but seemingly impossible given the current status of the market. This was a difficult yet fun process, solely because of Brie and how knowledgeable, responsive, caring and assertive she is. I recommend her wholeheartedly and will definitely be working with her again if and when needed.
I would recommend Justin to anyone because of the effort he puts into the process. Very few realtors will go the extra mile like him. We hired him because a friend described how helpful he was and how quickly he sold their home so we had high expectations. Justin met or exceeded our expectations in every area. His sincerity creates an environment of trust that is rare with transactions involving considerable dollar amounts.
Selling a house in a down market really tests the whole process. Everyone has to do their part and I can say that with Justin's help, we sold our home quickly when very few sellers at our end of the market were able to do so. That is the ultimate proof of his value to us.
I really can't think of anything more or better that you could have done for us, Claire! You are fantastic.
Brie is a great person to work with. She is polite, intuitive, and ready to get the work done. She has proven the ability to work 'outside the box' with alternative communication methods, and strives to understand what I desired. Always on-call, and always ready to get the information, she usually has an answer within minutes. Brie is also a very good people-person, and not at all dry or boring. If you are looking for property, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better agent.
Lisa Wallace-Baker is an outstanding real estate agent. Her skill, personal warmth and professionalism made our real estate transaction a pleasant experience. We highly recommend Lisa, and have on several occasions. Our future real estate transaction will be handled by Lisa, as we have confidence in her skill and trust in her advocacy.
I met Ross at an open house he was hosting during an exploratory trip to Seattle. I had looked at quite a few houses that trip and was not ready to buy, but just wanted to get an idea of what the market was like. I was impressed by Ross's knowledge, candor, and lack of hard sell tactics, and knew at that point that I wanted to work with him when we were ready to move.
I'm so glad I kept his card. Ross quickly learned what my wife and I liked and valued in houses, and found us appropriate listings. We wanted to see every house that seemed like a possible fit, and he was always happy to show us. He kept us feeling positive but was also realistic about the market, and cautioned us against settling for a house that didn't meet our needs.
Most of the homes that fit our taste and budget were older, and many of them were in need of remodeling or more serious work. Ross's knowledge of remodeling and the underlying systems of houses -- foundation, electrical, plumbing, etc. -- was invaluable and gave us the confidence we needed to buy a house that wasn't already entirely fixed up.
When we found the right house, it was during a fast-moving seller's market where most listings had multiple offers. Ross knows how to craft a strong offer and helped us put together a mortgage/escrow team that got our offer accepted and closed. We ended up with a nicer house and better location than we thought possible, and I am confident that it is Ross's skills that gave us the edge to make it happen. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone who wants to buy real estate in Seattle!
Darnell is the best! I'd use her again in a heartbeat-- and she's the most amazing neighbor!
Missy was a great agent throughout the entire process. She was patient, listened to all my questions, and had excellent follow-up which was such an asset for me as a first time homebuyer. She also made herself available evenings and accommodated my schedule, which I'm truly thankful for. I love my new house and am enjoying making it my own. Can't wait to recommend Missy in the future and I plan to use Missy to sell this house when the day comes.
Walking into an open house at the first condo I was interested in, I was lucky enough to meet David. He wasn’t pushy, just a friendly gentleman that was willing to answer questions. I wanted to work with him immediately after I met him. He was an amazing listener and searched for everything I had clearly stated I wanted in a long term home. He heard concerns and dug deep for the answers needed. I was never left hanging. David isn’t just your day to day Realtor, he goes above and beyond the call of duty. After getting a home I never want to leave, David has continued to check in to make sure everything is buttoned up and my needs were and are all met. He went and rented bolt cutters for me to get into my storage unit on a Monday. He treated me like family. I’m forever grateful to have worked with David and 100% stand behind his hard work and endless efforts. He’s the best of the best!
Thank you for everything these past few weeks. You were helpful and responsive and we're so glad we ran into you at the open house!
You really made this buying experience great. We're excited to move in!
All the best, Jake and Luchin.
For those of you in the Puget Sound area, take note: I can't say enough about my fantastic real estate agent. Justin Mellon (206-919-7648; Lake & Company Real Estate), who handled the sale of my home and purchase of my new home. He goes above and beyond, and then some more for his clients. He listens. That might sound like an odd comment, but we had an agent before that continued to show us houses that were exactly what we'd said we did not want. After showing me a couple of houses, Justin checked to make sure he'd read me right and was choosing places in line with my wants. And he listens beyond the mere words. I'd told him I wanted a yard for gardens, and even though I'd not expanded upon that, he knew I also wanted sun for those gardens (and got it for me). He gave great advice before we put our house on the market, set the price right (checking with other agents to make sure he was on target), and did what was needed to make the place ready to sell - pressure washing our house, among several services (though what he does for each client varies, according to needs). He has an extensive list of people who do various work at very fair prices to prepare a house for sale (or to fix up once you move in), and we used several, with whom we were pleased.
And did I mention we got our asking price? Almost unheard of these days. Justin's been successfully handling sales and purchases for clients throughout this down time in the market, so it's not just with us that he excels. Another bonus - for buyers, he provides for the move. As we were dividing stuff, packing up, and dealing with the emotional strain of leaving our home of the past twenty-nine years, I so welcomed Justin's generous gift of taking care of the move.
Claudine was the most wonderful partner in our home search and purchase. She exceeded our expectations in every way.
Larissa is amazing. We put our Wallingford condo on the market in Spring of 2018. Selling the property seemed daunting, but Larissa made everything easy. She took control, knew exactly what to do, knew exactly how to make the unit sell for the best price possible. She was extremely communicative with me and explained every detail of the whole process. Whether buying or selling, Larissa will be the most knowledgeable and helpful realtor out there!
We have enjoyed the pleasure of Eva representing us in purchasing and selling our homes. We place complete trust in her conseling and guidance to achieve the best for us in our real estate endeavors. Eva goes above and beyond in concelling and guiding her clients in a decision that is truly right for them. She is so much more than a real estate agent and will truly be there through every step of the way from beginning to end. We would want Eva to represent us in any city which we would chose to live. We would highly recommend her to family, friends and anyone in search of an agent in this ever changing real estate market.
I couldn't have asked for a better agent to help with the purchase of my first home! Lara explained every detail of the home buying process so I would feel comfortable and confident in making my first offer. Thanks to Lara's extensive knowledge of the Seattle markets we won out on my dream home! Her personal touches and warm demeanor made the aggressive Seattle home buying process as easy as possible. Thank you Lara!
Joseph has been our agent for a while and he is simply wonderful.
He was always very friendly, knowledgable, experienced, and patient. He answered all of our zillion questions (we're not very easy clients), and was always positive and helpful.
He was also available to talk to us in late hours (after our kids went to bed), and even during his vacation when we really needed his advice.
He also managed to help us close on a pretty unusual purchase, where some repairs were needed to be done in a tight time frame, and he guided us very well through this uncertainty until the successful close. He simply went above and beyond to make sure we close the deal in the best way possible.
Some of his advices really made the difference between succeeding and failing, including when facing many competitors.
I have strongly recommended Joseph to all of our friends that even remotely expressed interest in real estate investments.
We chose Kristen to sell our townhouse after an earlier unsuccessful attempt. She promptly explained the area and the market and noted things that would make a difference to our sale. She had good connections and an excellent photographer. It was an intense experience for us but every thing went through without a hitch. We were concerned not only about selling the property but about doing it well. I think her guidance made the sale easy and effective we got quite a bit more for the townhouse than we expected. She also had an attitude that we appreciated. It was not just about money.
Ray & Doug are the best!
Lara has been amazing. She is honest, professional, quick of the mark and an extremely nice person. When we pulled out of another house at the last minute, there was no judgement or impatience, just a genuine desire to get it right and help us find our forever home. She did that in spades. I would recommend her 100%. Thank you Lara
Without a doubt we will refer Sydnie to all friends and family. Thank you for professional guidance and friendly support during this process. Sydnie made this a seamless transition for our family. We feel so grateful that we met you. Thank you again for everything!
We have only the deepest gratitude and appreciation for the outstanding job Peggy Smith did in selling out condo. She is a top notch realtor, with a wealth of experience, a very professional knowledge of the market, and a keen eye for what needs to be done to ready a property both for selling and to sell well. At every turn we found her to be kind, honest, ethical, patient, and response to our questions and concerns, and a true pleasure to work with.
We followed Peggy's advice to the letter and worked extra hard at upgrading and refurbishing our home. We had loved living in our condo, and cared that the next owners be happy there also. We were pleased that there were multiple offers right after the open house weekend and it sold quickly above asking price.
We wouldn't hesitate to use Peggy's services again for a future home sale, or to recommend her without reservation to others. She is a wonderful human being, an exceptional realtor to work with, and has earned our utmost respect.
Maureen was very professional, detailed, and fun!
Larissa is a fantastic realtor. From the first day she came to our house to the day we moved - she was there for us. If you had any question along the way she was there to answer the question and if she did not know the answer would find out and get back to you. She explained things in layman's terms so you could understand!
A real estate professional is expected to be a skilled salesperson. Standards are high because so many aspects of life (assets, contracts, relationships, negotiation, access, community, etc.) are involved in a real estate purchase. Claudine fulfilled all of the expected standards, several times going above and beyond on my behalf. She listened throughout, helping me articulate my needs, then several times reminded me of priorities as the process unfolded. When, after a few months, the desired unit did not appear, she contacted residents to encourage any almost-ready sellers, and found my dream home. When we got down to the nitty-gritty of negotiations, she was fiercely realistic about each detail. Claudine also treated the seller with respect and equanimity, co-creating a win-win atmosphere on everyone's behalf. I would of course recommend her and hire her again!
Brie was such an excellent help! she did an outstanding job finding us our first home in such a short period of time. She was able to stick to our search criteria and found a place really close to both of our work. We would love to use her again when the time comes to purchase a bigger place. Thank you Brie!
We are first time home buyers and really leaned on Kristen to educate us about the process. She was very good at pointing out things to look at in different houses and explaining pros and cons of different types of windows, pipes, etc.
We ended up making an offer on a house where there were a total of 7 bids. She helped us through the pre-inspection process and we consulted her when deciding on our offer. We really have Kristen to thank for getting us our house. We learned that there were several escalation clauses and that we were the only ones not to write a letter to the sellers. In the end, besides the sale price, it really came down to the fact that Kristen presented our offer in person to the Seller's agent. We were told later that her professionalism and attention to detail made a difference. We know it really was above what other agents may have done to represent their clients. If I ever had to buy or sell a house again, I would call Kristen first. We were more than pleased with our experience.
Barbara is a great agent-- clearly explaining the process, providing good communication, listening to my needs, and available throughout the transaction. I would refer her to friends and family in a heartbeat.
I'm so happy I had the opportunity to work with you again, and I want to thank you for the advice and support you gave me. You are an outstanding realtor and I will highly recommend you to my friends. I wish the best for you.
Thanks for all your amazing hard work on both our sale and purchase! We really appreciated all the extra effort.
I had been renting in North Seattle for the past 10 years and with the recent correction in Real Estate prices I knew it was time to buy but I could not seem to find anything appropriate in the area I had been living in.
Lisa Wallace-Baker's knowledge of the housing market gave her the idea to suggest and look at some outlying areas and she found an amazing, perfect two br two ba condo for me up in Mountlake Terrace. The neighborhood is quiet and slow paced which is exactly what I was looking for.
I would recommend Lisa to anyone who is seriously looking to buy a house or condo. Lisa seems to be able to see from the buyer's perspective which to me was really important.
Eva is experienced and professional, and truly cares about her clients. We always knew that Eva had our best interests in mind and we have recommended her to all our friends thinking about buying and selling. We were turned off by other "salesman-y" real estate agents, but Eva was a refreshing change! She went above and beyond and put in a lot of time and effort to help close our sale; I don't think it would have gone through without her.
Lara was awesome to work with. She was incredibly organized, friendly, and professional. She knew the area really well and helped us to find a great home.
Sydnie is a miracle worker! She helped me find exactly what I was looking for in a challenging housing market. She was attentive, responsive, creative, knowledgeable and just fun during the entire process! I would highly recommend Sydnie for any of your real estate needs!
Brie was a delight to work with in finding our new home. She was able to guide us through the process and found our perfect house! She helped me with the negotiation of price and repairs of our home. She was always quick to respond with any and all questions or concerns I had.
I was very satisfied with David and all his work. He is a hard worker and makes the whole process go as smooth as possible. He also went above and beyond my expectations of a realtor in multiple situations (so thanks for that). I greatly appreciate all the help he did.
Claudine was very thorough making sure I understood the process. I never felt rushed or stupid for asking questions. Great communicator! I was on of five people who put in offers and beat out others who were willing to pay more because of her negotiation skills. Would definitely recommend her to a friend and look forward to working with her in the future.
At the height of the real estate bubble, I had the good fortune to meet Eva Brandenburg. I had interviewed 3-4 realtors referred by friends or co-workers, none stood out like Eva. We met over coffee and just explored my situation and got to know each other. She introduced me to the home buying process, all the players involved and helped me navigate the super competitive market. We made the list of “must have”, “would be nice” and “no way” before we started. We did market research before we ever set out and her referral circle is amazing!
Her ability to negotiate and maintain positive relationships with all sorts of buyers, sellers, agents, lenders, inspectors, and neighbors made the road so smooth. Her transparency in communicating the pro’s and con’s of each property were objective and matched to my own individual list. She made me feel like I was her only client, she knew my list so that as we walked properties she could help me visualize how I could set up a home or get me out of a place quick if she saw it was a bad deal. As a First Time Buyer, her integrity and experience were invaluable to me. She was not just willing to answer my questions, she went the extra mile to follow up with articles and reports to educate me so I had the information to feel safe and confident about a decision. I felt like she always had my back. She wasn’t with me to make a sale but to find a home.
Her patience and positive attitude was phenomenal, unlike other agents, she never lost her cool and always but my concerns above all others. I looked for a house for over a year, I read the articles she sent me and studied the maps of neighborhood and homes she had found that were a good value. I spent so many Saturdays with Eva, driving walking and crawling around homes, she was always on time, consistent, friendly, kind and painfully realistic with my budget and the realities of the market.
When I was finally ready and found a place I wanted to make an offer on, Eva was on fire. I let her know on a Thursday, we had a showing the next morning with an inspector already lined up. At the last moment I had to come up with another 10K, and that is when I realized the excellence in coordination and resources Eva can mobilize to make things happen. We worked with banks and brokers and family and retirement plans to find the money. By Friday afternoon, she had drafted various contingency options to set me up with a competitive bid and by Friday night, we had an offer in.
I was trying to buy a home alone, on a modest income at the height of the real estate bubble. There were four other competing offers that drove the list price up 30K, my offer was not the highest bid, but I had taken Eva’ advice and took every option Eva had in her tool kit. The buyer accepted my offer and Eva held my hand to escrow.
We overhauled the walls, plumbing, electrical, paint and yard in 6 weeks and moved in on Halloween. About a week later, we got an 8x10 original photo of our home from some historic archives from Eva. Every year, we would stay in touch and get together, often at one of her famous holiday parties to carve pumpkins or drink mulled spice wine.
We moved out of the area and rented our place for a while, but when my mom got ill and we lost our excellent renters. At the same time, my mom became terminally ill and I stopped working to care for her. We made the decision to sell our Seattle home in 2015, when the market was just barely recovering. By this time, Eva had a partner and we met Tara, who embodied the same interpersonal excellence and friendliness as Eva, but with her own style and interests.
We let them know our situation and talked over the phone. We got them keys and they did a walk through assessment and gave us a task list, timeline and contacts…then offered to make it happen. Tara loved our garden and came by to keep our flowers alive for curbside appeal. My husband went up on a few weekends to work through the task list. Whatever we couldn’t do, Tara, Eva's partner, was able to pick up the slack. They had a solid market strategy and market timing plan that we kept to. When we listed, we got 11 viable offers, which we reviewed all together virtually to walk through all the pro’s and con’s with the same transparency, integrity and kind honesty I remembered. After having the place be under market from the recession, were able to recover our investment and turn about a 30% profit.
Since then, we have moved out of state and purchased a home, the agent was professional and kind, but didn’t hold a candle to the level of attention, customer service and excellence Eva and Tara bring.
Darnell is a superb real estate agent. She has assisted me with three transactions (two purchases and one sale) and she is great-- responsive, attentive, available and hard working. One could not find a better agent. I have heard from friends about their agents and their agents do not remotely compare to Darnell. I would (and I have) highly recommended her. We could not have closed on our most recent purchase without Darnell's skill and fortitude. A+, five stars.
We stumbled upon Lara by chance on Zillow and contacted her, this was by far the best decision we could have made in the beginning of our home buying experience. Lara was professional, knowledgable and answered our questions quickly, thoroughly and precisely. She took time to understand our needs, budgets and wish list for a home. Lara was not pushy towards certain areas or homes. Lara helped us craft a story for the seller to help them accept our bid. She notified us and guided every single step of the home buying process. Lara is home expert, she was able to point out unique attributes of homes and red flags that we would not have noticed. The experience was so positive, it makes us want to continue to buy homes just to keep working with her.
Joseph is driven & dedicated to his work & is a pleasure to work with. The house I ended up purchasing was not on my list of places to look at, as it was not within my budget. Joseph was able to negotiate a lower price for me, & I am very happy with my purchase!
He was always on time for appointments, very knowledgeable about the Seattle area & market, & has a lot of great tips to share.
THANK YOU JOSEPH!!!
We were first time homebuyers, and were lucky enough to find Sydnie Taylor!
From the start she sat us down and explained the entire process to us, listened to our ideals for our new home and helped us put that into context in todays market.
Sydnie knows Seattle exceptionally well; her knowledge of the local market (Ballard for us) and climate was exceptional. Throughout the entire adventure she was honest, candid and most notably, wanted to find the home that was right for us, one that we could grow into with our family.
When it came to presenting offers, again Sydnie excels. You will want her on your team when negotiations begin! Seriously!
We’ve all ready recommended Sydnie to several of our friends; one couple now reside in their first dream home because of Sydnie’s efforts once again!
It was a fantastic three months of working with Sydnie to find our home, and we both have to admit we miss seeing her on a regular basis!!
It was our pleasure to work with Sydnie, and sincerely recommend you meet with her if you are looking to purchase a new home either now or in the future.
To anyone considering working with John Blacksmith as a Realtor, I would definitely encourage you to do so. I worked with John recently on the sale of my home and a simultaneous purchase of another home, and was very pleased with his work for me.
John and I talked a couple times about the type of house and location I wanted, and then he e-mailed me several listings. I did a few drive-by's and rejected all of them. But John learned enough from the reasons for the rejections that he quickly zeroed in on a house that fit most of my criteria. I felt that he was really listening to what I wanted, not just trying to sell me something. I then submitted an offer on that house, contingent on selling my home--not the strongest of positions to be in when competing against two other bidders. I won the bidding because John did an exceptionally good job with the presentation of my offer.
The seller later told me that our offer was by far the most professionally written and presented. Also, John made a few phone calls to the seller's agent explaining (and personally assuring) that my home in Seattle would sell quickly. John was good to his word-- we sold my home in Seattle about 48 hours after we listed it. We received three offers and sold it for fifteen thousand dollars more than the asking price, just as we planned to do.
John did a great job of timing the listing and of having the house cleaned, staged and showing at its best. Additionally, he used his connections to have some cosmetic plaster repairs, painting, and landscaping done on short notice. I simply asked John to do any work that would have the greatest impact toward a quick sale at the highest price, and his judgment regarding the improvements to do was excellent. I had no time to get involved in accomplishing this work, and John was personally involved in seeing that it was done well.
I'm sure that there are many more things that John did to assure the purchase and sale of the two houses, but I just don't know about them. I was amazed at how little stress and hassle were involved in selling one home and buying another at the same time. I have no doubt that my easy experience was a result of John's hard work, sound decisions, and clear communication with me.
We loved working with Justin and would highly recommend him as an agent. He was reliable, always quick to answer email and phone calls, and provided a level of in-depth knowledge of properties in the Phinney Ridge and surrounding area that far exceeded our expectations.
We worked with him over several months and he proved himself particularly useful in helping us to define the kind of house we wanted. We were immediately impressed by his fund of knowledge--- we had contemplated buying a ‘fixer’ and he was able to provide us with helpful estimates of the time and money required for projects we wanted and pointed out projects that would need to be done. He wasn’t afraid to tell us his honest opinion, even when it wasn’t exactly what we wanted to hear. And we were delighted that he covered our move as a gift when we finally found our dream home.
Your availability to me to answer questions or recommend vendors was outstanding. I needed a lot of advisement about how to get the house ready for putting on the market and you always knew what to do, who to call, when to pay, how to schedule it, etc. It was like having the best personal assistant helping to organize the whole process for me so I could do what I needed to do to get the house ready to sell. I never felt like I could not speak my mind or ask any question, no matter how small or how idiotic my questions seemed to me. We tell everybody how you knew how to time the sale of the house which helped us make way more money off the house sale then we thought we would. Your professional help paid enormous dividends. I am glad we did not use any other realtors.
Thank you so much for all the help! You made this process easier for me during a difficult time. You are the best! Hope to see you soon.
Patty, you were a wonderful person to work with. Lake & Company is fortunate to have you. You helped us through the house clean-up/fix-up/paint-up process. You found people to help us and reassured us through the long closing uncertainties. You were always available and always positive. Thank you so much!
I wish we had another house to sell, so we could have you as our Realtor again.
I have known Barbara since 1993 when she helped me sell my home and purchase another home. She was professional, thorough, thoughtful, approachable, and willing to answer all my questions.
Since that time, though I have remained in the same house, I have called on Barbara a few times for consultation purposes. These have included: a walk through of my house for upgrade ideas, a conversation and a hard copy booklet of comparable houses in my neighborhood, and a conversation regarding the pros and cons of selling my home. On each of these occasions I have always felt comfortable presenting my concerns and questions and have never felt that Barb had an agenda.
All of this is to say that I would highly recommend Barbara for buying and selling a home. I have always found her to be honest, knowledgeable, and full of integrity at all levels. I certainly would not hesitate to call on her again when I need real estate guidance.
Missy is very experienced and helpful. She is responsive-easy to get a hold of-day or night. She was able to sell out old home in three days while working with us on a purchase of our new home. We enjoyed working with Missy.
Thank you very much for your skill, patience, and persistence that enabled me to buy my new home. I very much enjoyed working with you.
Thank you Missy for being such a wonderful agent! You were always on top of everything and had great suggestions and ideas. Thanks to you we sold our condo in 1 day at top dollar-- way more than asking and well above the comps due to your excellent negotiation skills. We are forever grateful for making this the easiest and most efficient closing and for checking in with us every step of the way.
From the bottom of our hearts we couldn't have been happier. Leslie was amazing. We have never had such great service before. We have been looking for a new house for about three years and tried all kinds of other realtors. We definitely got lucky when we met Leslie. Thank you so much!
Kristen did a great job walking us through the entire process as first time home buyers. She responded to questions quickly and would regularly meet in person when we felt particularly worried or confused about something. We bought new construction and she stayed in contact and helped us non-stop for the 8 months from when we purchased it to when we finally closed and key got the keys. Kristen was referred to me by several coworkers and I will refer her to more!
Thank you for all your hard work and patience. We feel so lucky to have had you at our side throughout this complex process. You were so wonderful as our cheerleader, counselor, and realtor with the grace and optimism that is classic Missy!
We really appreciate your patience, expertise, and compassion throughout the buying process. We felt you provided support and encouragement when we were feeling uneasy or overwhelmed. You took the time to clearly describe what was in store with the overall experience and every question or concern was addressed with a sense of urgency.
Thank you so much!
I am so glad that we had a chance to work with David. As first-time home owners, we don’t have other realtors to compare to, but David was beyond our expectations. He was extremely helpful and friendly. He was always there for us throughout the entire process. He responded within an hour or so every time we contacted him. He was always on time for our scheduled appointments and kept us up-to-date on any minor updates. I can't think of anything that we didn't like about our experience with him. I strongly recommend David as your realtor and would love to work with him again in the future.
As you can guess, selling a house during a pandemic and a revolution is not ideal, especially for first-time sellers. Kevin kept us confident and secure during the entire process and made sure we knew exactly what we were doing each step of the way. I highly recommend Kevin Zelko and LakeRE.
Kristen has bought and sold a home for us. Her complete knowledge of the real estate industry and the lovely person she is makes her invaluable. She makes buying and selling a home easy. She is up to date and educated. We had so many questions and concerns - as buyers/sellers do! - and she has calm, cool and smart advice for it all. ~ Kristen just sold our home on the Eastside; we had multiple offers over asking. She helped us make sense of the offers and explained the pros/cons of each so that we could choose the one that was right for us. We made the best decision with her guidance. Kristen is an enthusiastic, honest and an amazing person. We completely trust her and look forward to working with her again.
Mr. Akers was not our personal agent. He represented the seller. We were the buyers, but feel that we may not have had as wonderful an experience as we did if not for working with him. He was an exemplary agent.
Brennen was so great to work with when finding my first house! He was very quick to respond and always tracked down the answers to my questions. He has an extensive network of contacts for everything you could possibly want to do with your house that helped speed along the buying process. Even after closing on my house, Brennen continues to be a resource and checks in. I definitely recommend choosing him as your agent!
Nadine went over and above in helping get the home ready to sell. Thanks.
We know a number of real estate agents, and having bought and sold several homes in our lifetime, we have more than a little experience with them. Never have we known one as professional and excellent in every way as Kristen has been. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have met her! We have been so impressed and helped throughout the process of selling our home and buying another, by her knowledge, her willingness to take the time to communicate every step of the way, her kindness and sensitivity to our needs, her skills as a negotiator. It’s been wonderful having her represent us, and we are delighted to refer anyone who is looking to buy or sell their real estate to her.
Claudine exceeded all expectations. We have made 7 real estate transactions over the past 11 years with an average value over $1.5m each across 3 states. Claudine Fleury stands out as the strongest realtor that we’ve worked with. We appreciated both her in depth local knowledge of Seattle as well as the extra work she provided just preparing our home for listing. I’d recommend her without hesitation.
We were thrilled with the service & attention to our personal needs we got from Aune. She is honest, easy to work with, always sent us listings as soon as they came on the market. She was patient, fun to be with & ultimately helped us find our dream house!!
Claudine exceeded our expectations in every way. She knows the market, and she provided great advice on how to best prepare our house to sell. I would recommend Claudine to both buyers and sellers without reservation. She is a professional of the highest integrity. Your best interests will be her top priority!
Kristen was an absolute pleasure to work with. She took the time to learn what we really wanted in a home and then found us the perfect match. Throughout the entire process she was always straightforward and honest, and it was clear she had our best interests in mind. She came highly recommended by several colleagues, and we now recommend her to anyone who is looking for an agent. We will definitely turn to Kristen the next time we're purchasing a home.
I will definitely use Justin again when I buy my next house. He is honest and will not push you into a home to make a sale. He honestly wants what is best for you and your family. If the house is not right he will flat out tell you.
We've bought and sold 5 houses. This was by far our best experience. Lisa was a great listener, was very responsive, and helped us a lot with making our decision and negotiating the price.
The sellers weren't very responsive about correcting the items that they said they would correct, so Lisa went above and beyond to make sure everything was completed by the deadlines.
In all, we couldn't be more pleased. She is patient, a good listener, insightful, honest, and a joy to work with!
One day while getting in the car with Ross, (Ross is awesome and picks his clients up to tour homes) I noticed he had a bunch of tools in the back of his car. He was apologetic for the noise they were making. It wasn't bothering us at all and we later learned he was dropping them off with a former client who found a home and needed tools. This is one small example of the awesomeness of Ross.
We are first time home buyers who barely scraped enough to buy a home in the madness of the Seattle market, and we needed a lot of guidance and strategy to help us navigate not only the first time home buying process, but the illogical nature an over saturated low inventory market. Ross had helped fellow friends and colleges which made the decision easier but after interviewing a few other realtors, we knew he was the one.
Ross is the realtor you want on your side. Not only does he brings years of experience in the Seattle market, as a bonus he used to remodel homes in the Seattle area so he knows a lot of the pitfalls we needed to consider. Oil heat? Galvanized pipes? Years left on a roof? Foundation type? Electrical? Siding? Flooring? Heating? All things he can recognize and point out as a consideration for purchase. We could also give him a list of homes on a Monday and we were out looking at them on Tuesday. He also spent a few weekends taking us on tours and it didn't matter how far apart they were.
He is also VERY patient. We had a lot of questions and no matter the time of day or frequency, his response was always prompt and well thought out. As a great realtor should, Ross helps to guide the purchase rather then inject his opinion. He looks at the whole picture and asks questions to help us understand how the different aspects of the home and purchase fit into our needs and budget. However he had no issues saying a house was solid or needed a lot of work to be comfortable.
Ross is also committed to the sale. Based on our fist few offers, all losing to bids 10-30% over asking, or homes with multiple per-inspections/offers, we were becoming a bit discouraged on the entire process. Due to the constraints of our budget and down payment, we knew we needed to be creative and re - strategize on approach. When we finally stumbled into a house we had a chance at buying, knowing the competitive nature of this market, Ross jumped into action. He spent a Saturday with us scheduling (and un-scheduling) pre-inspections, communicating with the listing agent, guiding us on our offer, earnest money, contingencies, escalation, and making sure we had all the offer documents in place. When it looked like we were going be out bid, he continued to work with us until the later evening on Sunday, re-negotiating with the listing agent and sellers, gave us some solid advice, and our offer was accepted on Monday afternoon, even beating out a higher offer. Even after mutual acceptance he came to our workplace to pick up our earnest money check and hand delivered critical documents to the sellers escrow agent to make sure the process moved smoothly.
I can't recommend Ross enough. We could have "tried" to save a few dollars by going through a service like Redfin but I can tell you we would have never had a chance in this market where a skilled and knowledgeable agent is required. Now I'm very excited to be on the receiving end of Ross's tool library for our new home needs.
Eva Brandenburg is the BEST real-estate agent you will ever find! She delivers on ALL her promises and commitments; you can always count on her to give you honest, straightforward advice and professional guidance through the entire buying or selling process. In Sept 2010 we listed our Seattle home with Eva. It sold in only 6-days and she brought us four very-qualified offers. Three months later we contacted Eva again (as our buyer's agent) and she successfully negotiated a fantastic deal for us when we found & bought our dream home...out of the Seattle area! Eva listens to you very carefully, she's never pushy, will give you her full attention, and makes you feel like you are her only client. When it comes to "service" there's no one better.
We recently purchased our first home and Ross Hartwich was our broker. My husband, Tomas, works at Google in Fremont and I stay home with our 18 month old son. When we started the house search we were very overwhelmed. Especially after hearing hearing horror stories from friends about bidding wards starting on houses. Tomas wanted to be able to walk or bike to work, so the areas we could live in were a little limited.
After meeting Ross, he sent me new properties to look at every day. We had a Queen Anne night, Wallingford night, etc. It really helped being able to see several houses in one neighborhood so that we could get a good feel for [it].
Prior to making an offer on our house in Phinney Ridge, Ross came over and let us spend some time so we could envision our life in the new house. Ross is dedicated, extremely responsive, and got us a great deal on a house.
Leslie did such an excellent job.
We were introduced to Heather through a mutual friend - and we are so glad that we were! From the start, Heather was a pleasure to work with and put us at ease on our house hunt. Being new to the area, Heather gave us great advice from a local perspective and helped us think about and understand all the variables that led to the successful purchase of our new home. Throughout the process it was clear that Heather had our best interests at heart. As we viewed different homes, Heather kept us aware of their potentials and pitfalls. She gave us great advice on how we might update a place and make it our own. This advice was often given after brainstorming with her partners and looking into building code ramifications. In the end, it was great juggling all the options with Heather and feeling confident that we made the best choice for us.
We have not only found a great Realtor but we found him to be a friend in the process. We have five children who fell in love with Ray as well and will use his services. Words cannot express our sincere gratitude.
Justin has been involved in 3 real estate transactions with me and has proven himself to be extremely knowledgeable on a wide range of real-estate related activity and comes with a deep network to get the most out of the transaction, including lenders, house-preparation no matter the task and even movers. Justin will get the best deal available in the market place and do so with the least amount of stress for his client.
Lara was wonderful -- knowledgeable, helpful, patient, and friendly. She did a great job making us feel comfortable and taken care of despite the roller coaster of looking for a home. She was never pushy, always upbeat and patient, and was always happy to answer all of our (millions of) questions. Ultimately she helped us find and purchase a beautiful home. I would absolutely recommend her!
Thank you so much for guiding us through this difficult market with wisdom and patience. You went above and beyond.
As first a first time home buyer I was nervous about entering into the Seattle home buying market to say the least. I had heard horror stories from everyone I had talked to for 2 years, thanks to Lara I can happily say I have no such stories. Thanks to her attention and knowledge our first home purchase could not have gone smoother. She was always quick to respond, attended inspections for us, and was spot on with all her advice. In particular her skill in structuring our offer was incredibly accurate, she knew exactly what it would take for us to win against 7 other offers without us overpaying. Not only would I work with Lara again but I will be recommending her to anyone I know looking for an agent in Seattle.
We had an amazing experience with Larissa, she was very knowledgeable with the surrounding area on what related homes were selling at and the strengths/weaknesses of the market. She was always responsive and always picked up the phone when I called and answered every question I had (basic and complicated questions). Larissa also had great ideas such as staging my townhome which I was hesitant at first but trusted her judgement and it paid off tremendously. I would recommend Larissa to any family, friend or stranger that is looking to buy or sell a home. Top notch service and very friendly. The BEST experience I have had selling or buying a home.
I met Justin after he was recommended to me by a close friend. Even though at the time, I had a real estate agent I was considering working with, I decided to work with Justin instead. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. Justin helped me sell my house and buy a new one. He was extremely knowledgeable and willing to research issues he was not certain of. He was supportive of me throughout each step of the process from financing to the actual move. I was encouraged to contact him with my questions and found him to be responsive to all of my concerns. He made a very complex process quite manageable, was respectful of my preferences and wishes, and was always available and willing to accommodate my not very flexible work schedule.
In addition to his knowledge and hard work, I found Justin to be fair, honest and very pleasant to interact with. I think his intelligence, willingness to work hard, perceptiveness about human nature, his knowledge of his profession and his pleasant demeanor will serve him well in his career.
Claire was an outstanding agent. She anticipated every detail, was available whenever she was needed, and provided clear and thorough communication throughout.
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Brie was an absolute professional during our real estate buying process, and a patient one at that. We actually enlisted Brie's help more then a year and half before we eventually bought our home. Throughout the process, she was helpful every step of the way, and was very understanding with the timeline of our buying process. We are relocating to Seattle from San Diego, and having Brie as a local resource was a huge help for us. She had great knowledge of the local market, and helped us weed out a lot of listings to help us narrow down our search. She also was very attentive to us, and we never felt like "another client" to her - she stayed in constant contact with us, and we really appreciate the personalized attention we got from her. Ultimately we bought a house we are truly in love with, and we wouldn't have been able to do it without Brie. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in the Seattle area.
Kristen is an expert real estate professional and her experience shows. She knows the Seattle market and was so patient with us as we explored what we wanted in a house and learned about different neighborhoods. She is level-headed and gave us so much guidance, both factual and emotional. We plan to use Kristen again for any our of real estate needs!
"We were first-time homebuyers in the increasingly competitive Seattle market, and Danny was an invaluable resource for us. He got us on the right path by helping us strategize about how to navigate through the process while maintaining our sanity. We had an offer accepted within four weeks -- much quicker than we had originally feared. We are very grateful to Danny for his help, and we'd absolutely recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell."
I have known Joseph for more than 10 years now and purchased with his help few condos in Seattle. He has been my go to person with any questions related to being a landlord, dealing with HOA's, home finance and maintenance of the apartment. He always proof his great knowledge. Joseph will always go the extra mile to help with any problem you may have during and after the purchase.
Joseph has a great personality, he is very friendly, very knowledgeable, honest and trustworthy. Joseph has been in real estate in Seattle for a long time, and it shows through his intimate knowledge of neighborhoods, types of properties, market prices and details of the purchasing process. I would recommend Joseph to anyone, who's looking for their first home purchase or their next property investment.
Hands down this agent is the BEST! What we thought was the impossible, she made the achievable! As buyers, she clearly understood our needs and wants and the reality of the market, to maximize the possibility of making a deal happen, and in the most difficult of circumstances. She was on the lookout for and sent us listings regularly, she worked tirelessly through our property research and purchase negotiations, and walked us through the closing process quickly. We would highly recommend her to everyone we could!! She is good what she does.
Thank you so much! You are amazing to work with and I truly appreciate all the effort, guidance and help you provided. I'd be very happy to refer you to anyone! Back in town now and very happy all worked out so quickly. Thanks again, take care!
Missy was a fantastic real estate agent! I'd recommend her to all my friends.
As a single woman, it was a challenge to manage buying a house on my own for the first time. Missy was there for me every step of the way and really helped me figure out what was important to me in a home. She was always available to answer questions. She was patient and kind but helped me know when I would need to make decisions quickly in such a demanding market to get the home that I really wanted. She's great!
Sarah has assisted me with 3 homes sales, buying and selling, over the past 20 plus years. She is the consummate professional, very knowledgeable about the entire process, good about communicating what was happening, and willing to answer any of my questions. I trust her totally and would not hesitate to ask her to help me with my next purchase or sale
Kevin was very available and took our calls/day/night. Thank you!
I really appreciated the attention to details and reminders that Ray provided to me. I am extremely busy and he stayed on top of everything and got the job done!
Thank you again for all you helped us accomplish with our house sale!
Kristen is very good at what she does. She goes that extra mile for the clinet. We live in Longview, Wa and she helped us buy property in Seattle, WA. were she is from. It went very smoothly using internet, e-mail and phone.
My wife and I bought our home from Sydnie... I wouldn't hesitate to wokr with her again. Working with Sydnie reminds you why it's a pleasure to work with good sales people.
She listened. At the front end, Sydnie interviewed us to ensure homes she showed were in line with our gaols, needs, wants. She observed our reactions and adjusted so that homes number 8 and 9 were better fits than 6 and 7.
She drove the process and kept us doing the things we needed to do to get a decision, but she never pushed. If she sensed hesitation, "Lots of other homes, let's move on."
Finally, Sydnie did a great job structuring the deal so that we competed on terms rather than price. Winning a competitive offer without touching escalators is no small feat. Great experience!
Thank you Nadine and David for your help with selling the house. We couldn't do it without you. Thanks again.
Lisa is the most knowledgeable agent I have worked with. She has excellent knowledge of the sales process, experience and an eye for design. I am confident the improvements/staging/timing of sale she recommended helped us get top dollar in the sale of our house. On the purchasing side she is a full access, no pressure agent who really wants you to find the perfect home, not just make a sale.
Please consider Lisa in your agent search. You won't regret it. ~ Colette
Joseph is an outstanding agent and we unequivocally recommend him.
Firstly, he is professional, trustworthy and honest. We were first time buyers of commercial property and Joseph patiently showed us many different buildings over an extended period of time. He was always available for questions, and we never felt pressure from him to move forward, ever.
Secondly, he knows the commercial real estate market inside and out and was willing to share his expertise freely with us. As new investors, we depended on Joseph’s thorough, critical analysis of each property we evaluated. He was forthcoming with whatever issues or concerns he saw, whether it was with our ability to handle a challenging property or whether he had doubts about the building, the property or the sale. His perspectives were simply invaluable.
Joseph is also an astute and sharp negotiator. He has incredible judgement on how and when to drive a bargain. As such, he was able to bring the price down from our initial offering significantly. He also provided excellent oversight, so that all the transactions moved forward smoothly. Joseph’s breadth of experience is matched only by his insightfulness about human nature and he knows how to apply this to his client’s benefit.
Finally, Joseph is all about building long term relationships with his clients. He has continued to support us long after we closed on our building and certainly long after his obligations to us were officially over. He willingly has shared with us management strategies, referrals for handymen, documents, templates and always, always, his great advice. He was, and remains, a fantastic mentor for which we are incredibly grateful. Because of his long term commitment to us, we have been able to successfully transition into an entirely new field of endeavor and when we move on to acquire more properties we wouldn’t think to ask anyone else for help.
We have nothing but gratitude for the time and effort Joseph has put into helping us find a commercial rental property. He has earned our trust and our highest recommendation.
Kristen helped us find a home in Kirkland when we moved from Atlanta. As a family who has moved many times, we have a real appreciation for knowledgable, honest and detail oriented realtors. Kristen is one of the best I've ever come across!
Kristin Cramer was the Real McCoy! I was offered very professional advice, with just a little wiggle room when I felt strongly about something. She was timely, which I really respected. The guidance before, during and after the sale of our home was steady and there was very little drama due to her level head and, probably, all those years of experience. I felt as if the other realtors respected her and gave serious offers. We had a tricky sale, and yet our house sold in one week , with four great offers. In this day & age, I would have to say that Kristin is a rare find. Her attention to detail is very rewarding and that kept us from ever feeling vulnerable. Once you meet Kristin, this all makes sense. She's very disciplined! And enjoyable!! Enjoy!!!
I would highly recommend working with Joseph to find your next home. After renting in Green Lake for a year, I was preparing myself to renew my rental agreement because I didn't think I'd be able to find anything in Seattle's competitive market before my lease expired. Joseph was able to help me find an amazing home in less than 3 weeks!
Here are a few things that made my experience with Joseph stand out: 1. He was always available to answer my questions and never passed me off to someone else (as a first time home buyer this was very important to me) 2. He worked around the clock to notify me of new properties that met my specifications (we put in an offer on my home hours after it posted online) 3. His ability to write competitive offers in the Seattle market is second to none (He wrote a very competitive offer on my home and helped me save money on my purchase).
I was able to be honest about what worked for me and what didn't without feeling pressured to buy something that didn't make me happy. I was very fortunate to have found Joseph as a realtor in this market. His past experience buying and selling properties for himself definitely made me feel like I had a leg up on the competition during my search for a home. I would definitely work with him again when the time comes.
As a first time home buyer, our experience was a lasting one! We are excited about the house and it seems like it keeps getting better! We greatly appreciated the combination of professionalism with a friendly, almost family-like communication experience. I've already referred you to two other people interested in buying a new property. Hopefully (for their sake) you will hear from them soon. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you so much!
Justin made the process of becoming a first time home buyer infinitely easier and more fun than I ever imagined it can be. We looked at many a condo before I found the one I felt excited and comfortable purchasing. From helping me make the best offer to talking to the other tenants to negotiating a complex loan, he was always available, supportive and most of all patient. He even helped with the move and still to this day willing to lend a hand when asked. He is a great agent, and I strongly recommend his services to anyone who wants to take advantage of the current market, but is a tad nervous! I love my new condo and look forward to my first time home buyer credit
Kristen is the ultimate professional. She has a superlative work ethic. Our family has come to rely on her on more than one occasion with regard to selling our home and assessing its value. Kristen is trustworthy and gives insightful feedback while getting the job done.
Thank you so much for your care and diligence in helping us find our perfect home. We've worked with several other agents in the past and frankly thought they were a waste of money. You are incredible! The amount of work you put into our home search was way beyond our expectations. We are so grateful!
Thank you and keep up your excellent work!
We were so fortunate to have found Mr. Joseph Goldberg when we decided to buy an investment property in Seattle, Washington. As our Realtor, he helped us to find the right properties in the right neighborhood for the good price. He was patient as I traveled from San Francisco, California to look at properties.
In short, he was always on our side working to make our investment property purchase as simple and successful as possible. The best part about working with Mr. Goldberg was that he was always more focused on answering our questions, giving us good advice, and finding properties that met our needs than he was on closing a deal. We would recommend him to everyone.
Ross was great. He really went the extra mile for me and provided invaluable advice throughout the sales process.
Patty was amazing and provided us with so much invaluable advice. She took the time to walk us through every part of the listing process, answering all our questions quickly about the disclosure form, what we should update before listing, and providing us updates on the results of each open house. She checked in with us often to make sure we were on track to having our home ready to be sold. She always lent a helping hand, giving us excellent referrals for handymen, inspectors, and provided a thorough market analysis so we could list our home at a competitive price. I can't say enough positive remarks. Her years of experience and patience with our requests made this normally stressful process an enjoyable one! After selling, she guided us to writing up an offer that beat 9 others! We couldn't have accomplished this without Patty's help. She is an incredible broker who we will absolutely refer to family and friends.
We loved working with Lisa! She was very attentive to our needs and would even meet us with 30 minute notice to put an offer on a house. We could not have survived the crazy Seattle housing market without her!
We love Shannon! Thank you so much for being on it! You got us our house before it was even on market. Your extra work made it happen. You even helped unload boxes with the movers.
I was introduced to Eva through friends who have worked with her. She came highly recommended, and I in turn have highly recommended her to other friends. I have worked with her as both a sellers agent and a buyers agent. As a sellers agent, she provided market insight and home improvement suggestions that facilitated multiple offers in a down market. As a buyers agent, she helped negotiate a fair price that was lower than asking price. The difference between Eva and other agents is astounding. Her market knowledge, principles, and professionalism far exceeded my expectations.
Kristen Cramer was my Realtor during the sale of my old home and purchase of my new home. This was my first experience conducting a concurrent buy/sell and I needed a lot of coaching along the way. She was the consummate professional, providing expert guidance at every turn, making the experience much smoother than I could have ever anticipated.
When I first met Kristen, she came to my house prepared and ready to answer all of my questions about the selling and buying process. Her market analysis for my home was complete and gave me a realistic idea of what I could get for my home, and in turn, buy.
In about a month of searching we across the perfect home for me in the right location. The price was right and the house was going to move quickly, so we prepared an offer. There was a competing bid and she assisted me in making the offer that got me the house. She found me an amazing home inspector for the next day, and we finalized the deal in 24 hours.
When it came to selling my house she went above and beyond. She hired a staging consultant to do an initial consultation with me at my home to set me in the right direction. Due to the Labor Day holiday coming up, she advised me to not put the house on the market until after the first week in September to capture the pickup in activity after summer. She had professional photos taken, did a great write up of the place and even provided art and other items to finish the staging of the house. The price we set was what I wanted, and within 4 days of having the house on the market we had two full price offers. After holding out for one open house, we ended up getting $5,000 over asking.
Needless to say I was pleased and not just a little relieved that I didn’t have to handle two mortgages. Following the sale, I had a request from the buyer to have the ducts cleaned. Kristen arranged for the cleaning, met them at the house and even paid for it up front so that I didn’t have to worry about anything. In the final days of emptying the out my old house, I found that I had accumulated a lot of pant and other household hazardous wastes that I need to dispose of. Rather than me having to take time off from work, Kristen offered to pick it up and take it to eh local hazardous waste disposal for me. I can’t imagine better customer service.
Not only would I use Kristen for my next move, I would not hesitate to refer her to anyone.
Missy is vivacious and makes sure that her clients concerns are taken care of promptly. She is quick and is a strong problem solver that proved vital during our transaction.
As always, it was a pleasure working with you.
We trusted Claire and we're glad we did! We would recommend her to close friends and family. She was a terrific guide and we consider the process and sale a success. Thank you!
Great realtor with lots of knowledge. Thanks so much!
Larissa was a GODsend and absolutely FABULOUS!! She went above and beyond to get me the most money for my house and held my hand throughout the whole process since this was my first time selling. AND when the buyer kept needing extension after extension she played hardball for me and got me extra money for the waiting. I cannot recommend her enough, she was FABULOUS!
Josef provided us with a great end to end professional experience and managed to close a difficult deal in a very competitive market. We chose Josef through friend’s recommendation and he did not disappoint. If you need a real estate agent that makes the difference and give you the edge, Joseph is certainly the one!! Very experienced, friendly, patient and business savvy. Thanks.
Claudine is an extremely detail oriented agent who treats every property as if it is her own. She is committed to getting above market value before your property even goes on sale. We were extremely grateful to her commitment to us and the successful sale that took place. We would highly recommend Claudine for the sale of your property.
Shannon is awesome! I was very skeptical of agents prior to Shannon. in fact, I was planning on doing all the work myself and getting a rebate from the selling agent. After all, everything is on Redfin these days right?! WRONG!!
There's so much that I wouldn't think about with a home purchase and Shannon guided us through each step.
Shannon went above and beyond. We plan to recommend her to our friends!
It was a pleasure to work with Joseph! He was super responsible and reachable to show the property that was matching the criteria, always ready to address all our concerns or explain why certain things matter or not. It took a while for us to find a dream house, but he kept being optimistic and energetic about it. And we are particularly thankful for the suggestions around bidding strategy, as we won the house and saved some money! His partner house inspector and escrow were great - we were able to close the house on a tight deadline with no issues.
Lara was fantastic! This was my first time buying a home and Lara really helped talk me through the process and find a place that was a good fit. I highly recommend her for anyone buying in the Seattle market.
I was referred to Rachel as my real estate agent from my brother, who is an agent in Phoenix, AZ. Overall I found Rachel to be incredibly helpful and genuine. She worked with me and my fiancé over a period of several months to find the right house. She also was incredibly flexible given my hectic schedule working in the US Army. She kept us informed on all matters regarding our house closing--which was rather stressful for me because I was deployed to Thailand. I would definitely use Rachel as my selling agent and refer others as well.
Larissa is truly exceptional. We've been working with her for several years and couldn't be happier with her professionalism and communication. Her approach is engaging, collaborative, and strategically driven and she's very clear and prompt in her replies. Plus she's really fun! We've worked on three properties with Larissa and highly recommend and support her.
We HIGHLY recommend Claudine. She is knowledgeable, trustworthy, professional and as an added bonus has a great personality. We loved working with her and will continue to call on her for any future home needs (and as a friend!) As we had already spent a few months looking at open houses prior to working with Claudine, we had met many agents along the way. No one provided as unbiased and thorough information as Claudine. She has a lot of experience in the field and is extremely helpful walking you through the process (we were 1st time homebuyers with no background on how everything works). We were very picky throughout the process and Claudine was patient with us, answering many, many questions (always within a couple hours) and getting us in to see houses for 6 months. She pointed out pros and cons of each house from a perspective that a first time homebuyer might not see. Work with Claudine and you won't be disappointed!
I recently bought a condo in Seattle and Joseph was my realtor. Joseph did a fantastic job. He has an excellent understanding of the market and is a very good negotiator. I highly recommend him.
Claire, you went above and beyond on my behalf. I was unsure of where I wanted to settle on the Kitsap Peninsula and you helped guide me with knowledge and kindness. I can't tell you just how much I appreciate the absolute ABOVE and BEYOND you went to help make my house in to my home. Meeting contractors, helping with estimates you did so much and I truly can't express how much it meant to me. I feel like not only a client but a friend!
I have known Barbara Nelson since 1999 when she was highly recommended to me by a co-worker who told me I could not find a better realtor. Barbara helped my husband and I buy our first home together. I had never been involved in a real estate purchase but my husband had. My questions were a lot different than his were and Barbara answered each of one with professionalism and kindness. She knew the market well and got to know us well. She was there with us the whole way, advising us on rates, percentages, points, etc. but more importantly to me, she also affirmed the feeling we had about it - on how that house was right for us and our family.
Eventually we outgrew that little house, and she helped us through the sales process, and advising us about what we needed to do to have it shine on the market. She has now helped us buy and/or sell three homes and my co-worker was right - she's the best. Her resources within the industry - for everything from painters and plumbers to landscapers and roofers - are amazing and everyone she's ever referred me to has been just as she's described. I couldn't ask for a better partner in real estate. But I consider Barbara much more than just my realtor; she's become a wonderful friend.
This was the easiest and most pleasant real estate experience I've had. Leslie was a pleasure to work with and I would refer Leslie as well as use her again! Thank you so much for you guidance & expertise.
Sarah found me the perfect condo. She listens to what it is that the client is looking for and works hard to find just the right property. I was a long distance customer and her help with closing and all of the many details following the sale was invaluable. She proved herself to be extremely competent, trustworthy, knowledgeable and fun to be around. She is currently helping my son and daughter-in-law with the sale of their home.
Lisa helped us buy and then sell our house, ten years later. She was always patient, optimistic, and responsive to all our ideas. We feel lucky to have worked with her twice!
David helped us find our "Garden Home" in Gig Harbor. It took several months and several attempts; I think we broke his record for most miles driven looking at homes. He did it all with professionalism and a great sense of humor. He is highly responsive and is able to connect you with other professionals if the need arises. Wouldn't hesitate to work with him again.
Larissa's knowledge of the high-flying Seattle real estate market, neighborhoods, and all issues pertaining to home buying and home ownership make her the perfect realtor as well as the best manager we could have hoped to find. As long as she is working in the industry, she will be our go-to for all our real estate needs.
Thanks so much Larissa for all you do!
Claudine was wonderful to work with! We really felt we could trust her at every turn. Even though [she] went on vacation during the process [she] made the seamless handoff to Carla, who we instantly felt we could trust. We ave already recommended [her] to several of our friends!
Ross is a stellar real estate broker who goes the extra mile for his clients. We just purchased our first ever home (in Ballard) and Ross guided us through this difficult market with wisdom and patience as we conducted our search. He was recommended by our loan officer at Homestreet (Gail Bean, also great), who mentioned he has a high success rate at winning offers in our competitive market. He is low pressure, extremely knowledgeable of the Seattle market and neighborhoods, and, frankly is a genuinely a nice guy. We felt like we were in capable hands as Ross really sought to identify our needs and find the right home to meet those needs. He was always available to meet us when we wanted to look at a home, and on short notice. When we finally found our home after several months of searching, Ross pulled out all the stops and was able to get the sellers to accept our offer (among several others) even though it ultimately was not the highest offer. Ross' background is in construction, so he has a great eye for looking at the older housing stock in Seattle and we appreciated his knowledge as we considered various renovation projects in each of the homes we looked at.
To give you an idea of how Ross goes above and beyond for his clients - we decided to refinish our hardwood floors before moving in to our new place, and Ross helped schedule and solicit bids from contractors on our behalf. He also made sure to coordinate their appointments during the same day as the bank appraisal, when the current owners would be out of the home. He has continued to help our transition into our new home by giving us referrals for various contractors, movers, and even offered to introduce us to a colleague of his who lives on the same street as our new home and who has a child that is close in age to our son.
We can not recommend Ross enough will definitely be referring our friends and coworkers to him, and plan to use him as our broker for any future real estate transactions. Thanks, Ross, you made our experience great!!
Missy was great to work with! Definitely felt like she was an advocate for us throughout the process. She went above and beyond to ensure it went as smoothly as possible!
Not only were we well-represented, but also well-educated about the process every step of the way. Ray is the man to have in your corner!
Was extremely impressed with service!
We are so thankful you were our agent! The way our house sold seems miraculous - the whole process from start to finish. I'm glad that Helen found you for us. You are an excellent agent! Thanks again and hope you have many more good sales this season.
As long as I live, I will never forget the wonderful care and attention and the sound advice you provided.
This was our first time selling a house and we were very unsure of ourselves. We couldn't have asked for a better guide through the process. Lisa was very much a hands-on agent, anticipating every need at each stage, able to arrange the right contractors for repairs, painting, staging, and so forth. It was an extraordinarily stress-free undertaking for us, as Lisa is extremely thorough and professional and knows houses inside and out, which I don't think is necessarily the case with many other agents. Seattle is a very hot market right now, but even so, the result we got--closing at close to 25% above asking price--is clear testimony that Lisa knows what she is doing. We wouldn't want to work with anyone else if and when we are in the Seattle market again.
We are a couple from Shanghai China, one of our friends recommended Ms. Larissa Sweeney to us since she has bought and sold four homes for my friend. When we arrived in Seattle, she helped us finished everything in three days only. You can imagine that how hard it is to buy a new home for first time and for a foreign couple. She picked us up from our hotel and showed us 7+ homes with her car. She helped us to talk to listing agent efficiently and find home inspection service, local bank, handyman, CPA and everything we needed, even the new tenant before we closed on the new home! She is a very professional, very warm, very kind, very nice lady, we will let her be our agent forever. If you are looking for a real estate pro, she is definitely the one you want. I highly recommend Ms. Larissa Sweeney to you!
We are very pleased with Ray. It was a lightning fast sale. He is a good communicator, always easy to reach and very helpful.
You (Andrea Hamley and Danielle Williams) were both so great and accommodating. We appreciate everything and love our new house and life.
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2019 in Shoreline, WA.
We had 3 transactions with Joseph so far, and I can say - there is no better agent in Seattle!
Joseph is knowledgeable, proactive, has incredible negotiation skills, and he is always available for his clients.
This was not an easy purchase: a co-op, out of town buyers, a cash offer (not ours!) and the site was unseen [by us].
Missy worked closely with us, she is knowledgeable and hardworking. Missy was the expertise who helped us purchase our ideal condo. A true professional!
Thank you for all your work and guidance during my home-buying process. You provided your expertise, answered my questions, assuaged my worries, and were a pleasure to work with. Nancy, you were just the best in so many ways-- professional, knowledgeable, reassuring, and kind, with great referrals to lender, inspector, and escrow company. I love my home and gardens!
I have worked with Justin Mellon as my real estate professional three times now, and would choose him again in a heartbeat. He helped me to buy my first house, sell it when it no longer seemed to fit our needs, and then buy another house when the time came.
Each time he’s been professional, available, honest, friendly, and a joy to work with. I trust his opinion, and I value his willingness to take the time to walk me through opinions and choices.
He has always gone above and beyond the call of duty in making himself available, even for last minute unreasonable requests of mine. (“Hi Justin, I know we placed on offer on that other place yesterday, but today I saw this new one come on the market, can you get me in to see it ASAP?”)
His personal warmth is genuine and comfortable. I felt relaxed and at ease, never pressured. That helps a lot when one is trying to imagine residing in a new house during a walk-through.
His professional advice was spot on. Oftentimes he would take a guess about how fast a place would sell, and time usually proved him right. He also took the time to learn what was important to us in a home, and worked to find us a great match.
Thank you for all the help with the sale of my 2nd home. You have been a wonderful agent, keeping everything professional and fun at the same time. I didn't want this opportunity to go by without expressing my thanks on a personal note. I've finally found the sun and only wish you could be my agent in Miami!
Selling my house of 27 years was not easy, despite the motivation to move to bucolic Whidbey Island! Karen was there for my husband and me every step of the way. She was organized, enthusiastic, and always available to answer questions, offer advice, or simply to provide moral support. She got the maximum deal for us on the sale of our old house, and lent valuable assistance when the time came to close on the new.
In full disclosure I knew David Todd before he was our realtor, so I had huge expectations. I expected his amazing level of conscientiousness, patience and eye for style. What I didn't anticipate was his outstanding level of knowledge and communication ability about all things real estate. We were cautious buyers and David was so effective in helping us navigate the intricacies of home buying as well as our own decision making process.
From start to finish, David made the process of buying a home an absolute breeze. He is a pleasure to work with, and he helped get us into our dream home by moving quickly and working with the resources we had available.
Kristen was great. We looked for 9 months and she was very patient and understanding throughout. We are first time home buyers, and Kristen always took the time to explain things in detail, and she didn't mind answering the same question more than once! Kristen is always willing to share her knowledge about contractors, possible design solutions to issues, and is frequently knowledgeable about general remodeling costs. We finally found the perfect house. Now that we're moved in, we feel like we could call her at any time for advice. In all, a very positive experience.
It was a pleasure working with you. Thank you!
Claudine has been exceptional from the start. She was very helpful walking me through buying my first home. She always made time to meet up with me and show me prospective homes during weekends, early mornings and late evenings to account for my work schedule. She has been super helpful even after I have moved into my new home. Her skill, resources and contacts have made my home buying experience a breeze.
It's a pleasure working with you and Mike. We appreciate your attention to detail, and expert advice. You made selling the condo effortless on our part. Thank you again.
We bought in August of this past year (2013). Our realtor, Missy Boone with Lake Realty was amazing. She's a power broker in Seattle and we even interviewed her before going with her, asking all the questions in some books we'd read about real estate and how to choose a realtor. She lives near Ballard area so she knows the north end quite well. She got us an amazing house in the top of the market last summer and helped us get the seller to pay closing costs. She even got the bank to come down on our closing costs because she read our closing documents and noticed they included something that wasn't in a prior estimate.
David was great! For full disclosure, I met David through Scuba diving long before I considered buying a house. I got to see for years how hard he worked for his real estate clients, and when I became one, it turned out that he works even harder for people than I previously thought.... and we were pretty high maintenance!
He was responsive to emails, calls, and texts. He was knowledgeable and always followed up when we asked weird questions that no one could know the answer to initially (OK, my significant other asked most of those :) ).
Even after the 8th drive through rush hour in just a few weeks, he was always good-humored, generally hilarious, and most importantly committed to making sure we got what we really wanted.
We are first time homebuyers in a seller's market where houses are barely on the market for hours/couple days - David made the process easy, clear, and as low stress as I can possibly imagine it could be. The house we ended up buying had multiple offers, and having followed David's suggestions were the dealbreakers that put us over the edge!
I'm sitting in my warm house, with cookies baking, all thanks to David. I can't imagine going through that whole process with anyone else!
Claudine is incredible. My husband and I have worked with her to explore opportunities on the buy side as well as sell our townhome. She has her finger on the pulse of Seattle’s evolving housing market and was able to offer key advice on neighborhood differentiators, including; school reputation, commute, safety etc. Claudine is incredibly professional and always prepared. Claudine helped us prep our house to be sold by connecting us with reputable home service providers, advising us on how to best stage, and managed the photographer, brochure and online listing process. She completed thorough research and presented analysis based on recent neighborhood comps before recommending a listing price. She held two open houses and followed up with detailed notes from the showings on interested buyers. We ended up selling slightly above asking and received multiple offers within a week of the townhouse hitting the market. Claudine took time to explain to us every step of the process which was greatly appreciated since it was our first home sale. She went above and beyond on multiple occasions- tracking down a replacement light fixture when the movers broke ours, staying up late to coordinate phone calls while we spent time in Europe, and even moving a trip so she could make the first open house. Claudine sold our house in less than a week, which was about five weeks from when we originally reached out. She’s top notch.
My wife and I were interested in an investment property and Joseph was very knowledgeable of the Seattle area and would recommend him to anyone. He took us around to multiple properties on the first day, of which we found one we fell in love with. Unfortunately we were unable to get it, but have been working with him since to find another.
Best real-estate agent in the area.
Joseph went the extra mile for us getting the price we wanted and ensuring all our conditions are met. We felt we are in the best hands through the process.
I've purchased several homes with Larissa as my agent and I wouldn't go to any other! She's kind, straightforward, efficient, responsive and goes the extra mile to make sure you have the information you need. she has incredible local knowledge and has referred many contractors for me even after purchases that have worked really well. I will continue to have her as my agent on any future home purchase in the Seattle area and I highly recommend her.
Patty rocks! She was wonderful throughout the entire process. She helped us navigate the Seattle real estate market to find a great new home for our family. She was always accessible when we needed her and was masterful providing just enough information without confusing us with unnecessary details. We can't say enough good things about her.
Working with Andrea was great, and we couldn't be happier with our new home! My wife and I are first time homebuyers, so naturally we had a lot of questions. Andrea was very patient and answered all of our questions, and made sure we felt good about the whole process. When looking at homes she always pointed out both the good and bad features, and we never felt like she was trying to pressure or rush us. We definitely recommend working with her.• Working with Andrea was great, and we couldn't be happier with our new home! My wife and I are first time homebuyers, so naturally we had a lot of questions. Andrea was very patient and answered all of our questions, and made sure we felt good about the whole process. When looking at homes she always pointed out both the good and bad features, and we never felt like she was trying to pressure or rush us. We definitely recommend working with her.
Couldn't thank Leslie enough for her professional guidance- extremely thorough and she catered to every need. We can't imagine a better realtor! We highly recommend Leslie!
Kristen was quick to respond when we needed appraisals after separating. She is very knowledgable and an excellent communicator, Quick and concise, you get the information without extra sales tactics. Very PRO! I will definitely use her for the sale of my homes.
"We not only found a house, but a friend!"
"Danny was a pleasure to work with throughout the process of finding a home. Even after the sale, he kept in touch and has helped enormously with finding good contractors. We not only found a house, but a friend!"
I have worked with Claudine on 5 different real estate transactions--both buying and selling homes. She is the utmost professional. Communicative, honest, direct and very thorough. She is extremely organized and her follow thru is beyond exceptional. I highly recommend her and I continue to refer her to family and friends. Their satisfaction is equally positive to mine. Call her!
Claudine-- you are the BESTEST RE PERSON I've ever experienced! I have sent buyers and sellers your way and shall continue to do so.
We met David while touring independently at the very start of our house hunt. He was showing a house in West Seattle and we struck up a conversation that won us over. David showed deep local knowledge and struck me as honest, easy to work with, and low stress. Throughout the subsequent house hunt and home purchase, he proved to be all of these things, as well as very responsive and a skilled agent.
Working with David is easy. While we encountered other agents who put on acts or who clearly treated this business as a game played between real estate agents to see who can get the most, working with David felt like having a knowledgeable friend along for the ride. He offered extremely helpful observations and was adept at matching listings to our interests and areas. We were never pressured to "get the deal done" or made to feel like we were wasting his time. David made himself available to fit our schedule and was very responsive to our questions. He was proactive in reaching out to us about new properties that came up while we were at our jobs and generally helpful. We never felt like he was trying to sell us something or refer us to an inspector or other service provider for some ulterior motive. He was also proactive about researching information about the properties that was outside the scope of what was listed, such as the availability of natural gas connections or cost estimates for oil tank decommissioning.
In total, we submitted three bids. We were naive about the first one. Our bid was 7 of 8. David likely knew that this was probably the case, but he wrote and submitted the bid almost as a tutorial to help us learn what the process would be like. The second bid we came out swinging - Our bid was the highest, but we lost to an all cash offer. David challenged us to stretch in areas that would make us more competitive, but he was never pushy and accepted our decisions and limits. He did an excellent job of strongly advising without overstepping or coaxing us into making a bid that we weren't comfortable with. To be clear, there is nothing "comfortable" about the current housing market in Seattle, but David helped us craft bids that were as aggressive as possible while being responsible. Our third bid won. The process of signing the documents was easy for each one and there was never a doubt about the process on our end. If there were background calls where stressful games were being played, we never heard about it and David never let on that it was happening. He made it easy for us and kept unnecessary drama from reaching us.
Once our offer was accepted and we moved to finalizing our loan, it was more of the same - Easy to work with, helpful, and proactive. He worked with our loan officer to get it done and we closed quickly. Any questions were quickly answered and we closed on time. When we had recording numbers, he was already at the house to take and send us meter readings to help get the utilities set up. When we finally had our keys and stepped into our home for the first time, we found a very nice note from him along with a thoughtful housewarming gift that reflected our conversations over the past few months. He also donated part of his commission to a scholarship fund for marine biology for local students - just another example of him being a stand-up guy. We look forward to inviting him to our housewarming when we have moved in and squared everything away.
In short, David Todd was a great agent. He represented us well as our agent, assisted us with learning how the whole process worked, and was genuinely friendly and enjoyable to work with. He knows Seattle as a local and was very helpful throughout the process - even before we were officially clients. I highly recommend David and would trust him to be our agent again in a future purchase or sale.
Eva is a gem. She has a great approach in terms of giving her honest opinion not just telling you what you want to hear. She is clearly an advocate for her clients and can hold your hand through the whole process.
Lara was amazing to work with! She kept us informed and prepared for each step of the home buying process. As first time homebuyers, we really appreciated the level of detail she provided so we were fully informed on each decision we made. She was always available and incredibly patient and thoughtful each time we had a question about process or terminology. Her expertise and passion for her job shined through and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell their home!
Eva is great! I highly recommend her services. She helped me sell my house using her excellent knowledge & expertise. I was a bit concerned in this market & economy that I would be in for a long, drawn-out experience. But with Eva's help with market conditions, pricing, staging, etc. my house sold in TWO & A HALF WEEKS!!! And not only that, but her negotiating abilities got me FULL ASKING PRICE!!! Now, certainly there was definitely some elements of luck involved with the right person finding the house & falling in love with it; but I credit Eva very much with this great experience. Both buyer & seller are very happy with the outcome.
Thanks so much Eva!
Barb is the best! We have been clients since 1992 and have worked on five deals together over the years. While buying and selling homes can be stressful, we have shared a lot of laughter and consider Barb a dear friend who put our needs first while always reminding us that good karma always wins!
If you are thinking about selling yours, please her a call:
We have known Sydnie Taylor for several years and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home. She represented us in the fall of 2011 when we purchased our dream home in Laurelhurst. This ended up being a difficult negotiation with several unforseen obstables. If it were not for Sydnie we likely would not have our home today! Her expertise, business-savvy, and persistence were crucial to our success! In addition, she was helpful and very available to us every step of the way! We couldn't be happier and would love to discuss our experience with anyone who is looking for an amazing real-estate agent!
When we decided to buy a home we got a hold of Larissa. She proved to be an apt real estate agent. She sent us information, updates, got us in touch with terrific inspectors, electricians, etc. and made the hunt for the perfect home enjoyable. She's amazing and we wouldn't have been able to do it without her. Her personable, affable style makes her a joy to work with. You would be hard pressed to find someone better to represent you.
David was fantastic. He took the time to walk us through the details on the neighborhood and provided great perspective. It was the best conversation we have had with an agent to-date. We trusted him and didn't feel like we were being sold to.
Kristen is a true professional, detail oriented, and focused on a great client experience! She stayed in contact with me for the entire 14 years since helping me buy my home and did a great job helping me to sell it.
We contacted Lisa when we were looking to purchase a condo in Seattle. This was a very positive experience for us. She was extremely responsive, very professional and always available. She did an excellent job of reviewing potential purchases and recommending which ones we should visit. Her extensive knowledge of the local market was invaluable as we considered all options. We ended up with the right place at the right price. Lisa handled all the complications of the transaction -- including a brief rent back agreement with the seller. She is talented, very experienced and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended.
Overall- Kristen is amazing! She's extremely knowledgeable, professional, well-connected, ethical, responsive, and she's funny! What more could you want?
Kristen first helped us sell our house in Seattle. We had lived in the house for 17 years, and Kristen was knowledgeable about what things we should "fix" to get the best price. She also had referrals for people who could do the work. This was during a crazy hot market in Seattle, so finding people with openings in their schedules to spruce your house up for the market was nearly impossible. Without Kristen's help we never would have made our targeted "on the market" date.
As sometimes happens, one of the referrals she gave us abandoned the contracted work before it was finished. Yikes! Kristen helped by finding people who could take up part of the slack, and also offered to move the "to market" date. When the "bad" contractor sent us a bill for nearly the entire job, Kristen backed us up in contesting it. We countered with a well documented account of the work they had actually done, and Kristen used her relationship with the contractor to get them to accept the amount we felt we actually owed them for what they did.
We had multiple offers on our house and Kristen helped us decide between them, and negotiated the highest price possible. She kept us informed throughout the process, especially when it seemed the buyer's financing might have hit a snag. Overall our house sold within a week and closed 33 days later.
We also used Kristen to buy our next house. She wasn't as familiar with the area we wanted to move to (Lynnwood), so she spent time researching it before we began looking at houses there. Because it was a fast market, we needed her to be responsive when we did see a house we were interested in. When we did find "the" house, Kristen was able to use her connections so we could get it inspected and make an offer that same day. This allowed us to get our offer accepted before the house had it's first public open.
We don't plan on moving again for at least 17 years, but if we did, Kristen would be our first call.
Maureen was phenomenal! Very professional and thorough, yet friendly and made the entire process fun!
Sydnie Taylor is a superb real estate agent. She is diligent, timely, aggressive, and reasonable. We bought our first home with Sydnie and she made the experience for us absolutely perfect. She is a total go-getter, has amazing intuition and insight, and represents her clients in the most professional and effectual means possible. Additionally, since house-hunting can be stressful and tedious, she always finds a way to make it entertaining and enjoyable. She is AWESOME and I make sure to recommend her to everyone I know who needs an agent. She will not disappoint you.
Thanks Barb! You are awesome! I will refer you to family and friends.
As a real estate professional who has been in business for over 20 years, Kristen Cramer brings a wealth of experience to home buying or selling. When I purchased my home, she met with me beforehand to assess what particulars I was looking for, and then we toured houses that met my criteria. This was so helpful and time efficient for me.
I also recommended Kristen to neighbors who were selling their home, and they interviewed four other agents before selecting her. They raved about her marketing strategy and professionalism.
With experience in representing both buyers and sellers, I highly suggest contacting Kristen for your real estate needs.
Knowledgeable, committed to getting us a house. She was out with us every weekend and we knew she was fighting for us to find the right house. We went from the south end to the north and she always showed us a variety of homes.
Thank you for everything and your hard work! You were there for us throughout the process.
Thank you for taking us under your wing and helping us find the perfect place!
Lara was extremely helpful in selling my house during the most unusual of times possible: a global pandemic, the failure of the W Seattle bridge, and the BLM protests all impacting people’s decisions. Lara more than stepped up at every stage to make certain we prepped the house to maximize price, priced it right in this volatile market to actually sell, and placed the house at the best perceived time to get the right exposure. Lara additionally went out of her way to personally assist including dropping by to touch up some paint here and there to make the house details match the image marketed. Whether deciding on which projects to do before listing, the actual process of listing, the receipt and review of offers, and finally closing, Lara made sure I had the best and most complete information possible to reach each goal. No doubt her staging made prospective buyers interested in the house during a time when open houses were not possible and in-person tours were extremely restricted. I would highly recommend Lara to anyone desiring to sell their home during these strange times and would imagine the results would further exceed when the new normal settles in place.
Eva was truly helpful throughout the process of locating and purchasing our first home. She took time to find out what was important to us, helped us to focus our search, and ultimately found us an opportunity that suited us more perfectly than we could have imagined. I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for an agent in the Seattle area.
Our experience with Kristen over the last two years demonstrated her professional skills as well as her ability to adapt to all of the idiosyncrasies of a couple who had not purchased or sold a home in a very long time. Kristen was excellent at dealing with our issues as they were raised, but more importantly was able to educate us on the current market and all of the changes that have occurred over the last several years.
Her patience and skills at coming up with new ways of promoting our home in a constantly changing environment made the sale of our house much easier than it might have been. She states that her middle initial stands for “Service” and we truly believe that the designation more than applies to her in the way she operates as a professional Real Estate Advisor and Agent.
We would recommend her unequivocally as a buyer or seller representative as she demonstrates all of the skills necessary to an excellent Accredited Seller Representative.
We are new to Seattle, but we knew immediately that we wanted to make this city our home. Missy was referred to us by several people on a neighborhood listserv. I spoke with her, even before moving out to Seattle, and was instantly struck by her warmth, knowledge of the market, and incredible flexibility. She was responsive to phone messages and emails, checked in on us about the move and next steps, and quickly sent additional information about each listing that we were considering. We looked at several houses, and she always gave us her honest feedback about what each home offered (and didn't offer), and what would make sense for our family. She connected us within hours to our mortgage, walked us through the inspection process, and followed up on every detail leading up to the closing. Working with Missy was an absolute joy! She helped us find a wonderful home in the neighborhood that we wanted. In this housing market, finding the right real estate agent makes all the difference. We feel lucky that we found Missy.
We hired Kristen to help us purchase a home. I found her to be a very warm person who really values her clients. I felt she went the extra mile to always be responsive whenever we had questions, and did a great job accommodating our schedules and requests. She had a good knowledge of the neighborhoods in Seattle and the characteristics and caveats for them. I would highly recommend Kristen for her service! Especially first time home buyers can trust her to put them first, and know that they will be well taken care of and guided through all the steps to house buying.
David has been my agent for both selling and purchasing properties. He was thoughtful and attentive to our needs. He is a true professional and made us feel as if we were his only clients. He would be my first call if I have any real estate needs.
Claire was great. Very knowledgeable and always available. She made buying and selling as easy process as it could be.
After an extensive search for a realtor to list and sell my Seattle home, I selected Kristen Cramer from Lake & Company. This turned out to be a wonderful decision.
I cannot praise enough her hard work and commitment to help me sell my home. Pricing your home for sale is a critical step and Kristen did market research that far exceeded what I received from Windermere and Remax, the other 2 agencies I was considering. Once we correctly priced the house for maximum profit, Kristen worked with me to plan a strategy for a speedy sale. It worked perfect! Full price offer on the first day we were accepting offers.
As with any great undertaking, there can be obstacles and we had our fair share. Kristen was diligent at minimizing the impact on me and keeping the sale on track. She was particularly unwavering in her efforts to get a furnace replacement covered under warranty. Due strictly to her tireless work, I paid only $300 instead of $2200. I would have given up fighting the stalling tactics of the warranty company but she kept at it.
I highly recommend Kristen. She is the realtor you want on your side - - selling or buying. Not only for her years of experience but her honesty, determination and the sheer pleasure of working together. Always considerate, always informative and always on your side.
We loved working with Leslie! The Seattle housing market is not for the feint of heart and Leslie made it as painless as possible. We miss seeing her on a regular basis! Please don't hesitate to use us as a reference!
You couldn't have made this more clear, professional, and thorough. You brought a sense of humor to help us get through a difficult process and went way beyond what we expected from this experience. Wish we could rate you 5-thousand stars, not just 5!
Excellent support, great recommendations and friendly demeanor!
I can unreservedly recommend Kristen to anyone in the markets I have been in. And I have no reason to believe she is no less capable in any other greater Seattle market. She helped me sell and buy two pairs of homes. For the first sale and purchase she came on recommendation from friends. The second time I did a careful vetting of three agents/ agencies. All properties were essentially in NW Seattle. Phinney Ridge to Ballard in 2001 and Ballard to Richmond Beach, Shoreline in 2011. Even in this tough market Kristen has a great sense of the possible without being dramatic - she remains cool, alert, realistically positive, and patient but ready to move on cue - price setting, negotiation, financing or working the typical system delays. Her process skills seem knowledgeable and solid - she's honest about what she does and doesn't know. And what she doesn't know she learns quickly. Her contact list of experts and industry go to people is impressive - and productive. If there is any downside to Kristen's services it is that she is busy - none of us are her only client. All in all thoroughly professional - a delight to work with.
We chose Justin as our agent after a glowing recommendation from trusted friends, and they were right on the money! We were looking for a rare type of house in a very specific neighborhood during a highly competitive market. Justin stuck with us month after month, walked us through many houses, watched carefully for new homes on the market, and gave us great advice on remodeling options. He was patient when we were picky and continued to bring us good homes to consider. He walked us through a couple of offers and gave us wonderful advice about how to compete to win in such a hard market. We finally found the house that fit our family just right and were so glad we had his support to get us there! Once we knew we wanted the house, Justin snapped into action and got the ball rolling in the offer process, the inspection, and all the paperwork. He recommended a team of excellent people who helped us every step of the way during the buying process. We knew we were in good hands! We just got the keys to our lovely home and couldn't be happier!
As you both know by now, I'm not a big fan of this type of process/transaction, or the stereotypical characters one encounters in the real estate biz. However, I think we are fortunate to have met you and had your help. You're professional, supportive, and ethical people and you are very much appreciated. Thanks again.
Thank you for all your help and sticking with us through this process. It took a while with the market the way it was but we made it and your suggestions were very helpful and right on. Thanks!
It was a pleasure working with Lara during the process of buying a house on my own for the first time. She walked me through every step of the way and made suggestions and recommendations tailored to my situation. With her knowledge, professionalism, and dedication I was able to find a place to call home. I absolutely would work with her again and recommend her to my friends and family.
I am so happy I chose to work with Claudine on this purchase! We looked at 10 suitable houses before we found the right one for us. When it came time to prepare an offer, we spent over an hour reviewing comps together before we made our well-informed, independently-priced offer. This was especially important, since the people we were buying from declined to give us an asking price! Claudine is very experienced, thorough, and very responsive to emails, phone calls and texts. During the process she was always very professional, punctual and never left any question unanswered. Claudine has timely communications with other realtors, and kept us informed at all times regarding where thing were, whether it was the search, the offer, the financing or the close. She made herself available on evenings and weekends, and worked tirelessly to find us a home that suited our needs and price. One area that Claudine particularly excelled in was moving us through the inspection process. She was a natural at who to bring to inspect, who could give a bid on whatever the problem was. Queen Anne home purchases should, it seems, always be done with a sewer inspection, and Claudine had managed a sewer inspection along with a home inspection for both houses we inspected. One was done on extremely short notice, as we pre-inspected prior to offering. The escrow and closing process happened to lurch at times. Claudine was on it as fast or faster than I was, working through issues with the bank, the mortgage broker, and the escrow company. For this purchase, we were looking in QA/Magnolia, Ballard, Green Lake and environs. Claudine had great depth of knowledge regarding houses being bought and sold in these communities. Claudine and I worked very well together on this purchase, and I would insist on using Claudine if I were to purchase or sell in this area again.
We found Kristen to help us purchase our first home. After our first day of seeing several houses Kristen picked up on what we liked and didn't like and began emailing us new houses as they came on the market. We put offers on 5 houses within 6 months, including bank owned, short sales and typical straight forward sales, many of which were multiple offer situations. Kristen was always willing to find time to meet with us to show houses or go over paperwork, she often worked late when we opted to put in an offer within hours of seeing a house. Kristen has a wealth of knowledge on all of the different types of sales, if she didn't know the answer to one of our questions off the top of her head she would quickly find the answer for us. Kristen is always on the ball and always provided us with updates at least weekly. I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling their home.
Shannon is an outstanding agent! She went to bat for us, was responsive and helpful throughout the buying process, and made the experience great!
Thank you for your support, hard work, kindness and diligence.
We wanted to thank you for your assistance in purchasing our new home! You were very accessible, always positive, and incredibly knowledgeable throughout the whole process. We highly recommend your services to anyone interested in purchasing a home.
Kristen was excellent at showing me homes that met my criteria, financially and otherwise. She had a great way of gently reminding me of my own priorities! Because my price range was so low, we didn't find anything in the Seattle area (north or south). When we started looking on the eastside, she was hesitant because Kristen knew I loved the city. Living in suburban Bellevue might not cut it. However, we were able to see enough possible choices. I felt confident that I'd chosen the best condo for me. With Kristen's help the sale was successful. She is a joy and pleasure to work with. Her style is thorough and relaxed. I recommend her highly.
I can’t say enough about how wonderful Lisa is to work with. What we appreciated most was her calm demeanor, her ability to guide us through the process while managing our stress.
She is organized, thoughtful, and always one step ahead in anticipating your next question or concern. Lisa is a true Rock Star.
Thank you for all your help with our house! I could not have done this without you and appreciate your patience with everything and for keeping us in the loop. Thanks as well for all the helpful Seattle tips! You are the best :)
Lisa, thank you so much for helping me find a home! I love it here...
I especially appreciated that you understood my concerns about health issues when we were looking. This place meets so many needs I am thrilled! Most of all, I really enjoyed your company throughout the process. Thank you so much! You were delightful to work with!
As first time home buyers, we had no idea how to even begin the process. Brennen met with us over coffee and took the time to get to know us as individuals. Home buying can be exciting and fun with the right realtor, and Brennen was perfect. He consistently checked in and ensured we were comprehending all of the moving elements all the way to closing. My husband and I are recent transplants from the Midwest and getting to know people can be difficult, Brennen has continued to assist us with our new home by giving great recommendations. I could not have asked for a better realtor or friend. Thank you Brennen!
We met Sydnie as a referral from my father. Sydnie sold their home and helped them purchase their new home as well. I was absolutely blown away by her approach to selling homes. She was extremely professional, very understanding, and ultimately made a very hard, challenging time (moving with 3 young children), seamless and extremely easy. She was upfront, blunt and told me exactly what to expect, how things would go, and left literally no stone unturned. We were uneasy about some of the things she said, but in retrospect she was absolutely correct, and we ended up getting top dollar for our home. I give Sydnie and her team all that credit! When we went to purchase our new home, the market was terrible for buyers, not a lot of inventory but Sydnie guided us along the path, and she writes a solid, mean offer letter. I spoke to the sellers of our new home and they said Sydnie was extremely easy to work with, and wrote an amazing offer they couldn’t pass up. I thought it was a good offer but its nice to hear that the seller of our home (who is also a real estate agent) thought Sydnie was great to work with as well as writes great offers. I can’t recommend Sydnie enough! I credit her for getting us our dream home!
Leslie, you are the best!
"...highly recommend working with Danny"
"We were introduced to Danny by our real estate agent who had moved out of state. He highly recommended Danny and we really liked Danny in the very first meeting. Danny was punctual, extremely professional and very easy to work with. He made us feel very comfortable. We had a lot of special cases and would also be overseas when our house would be listed. We had limited time to complete all formalities. Danny worked closely with us, was very responsive on phone and e-mail and provided all the info on time. Danny helped prepare a plan for listing, coordinated work with the staging/cleaning crew. We felt confident about Danny's recommendations all through the process.
The most important assistance came while listing the house. Since we were overseas, we worked with Danny over e-mail and phone but felt as if we were there in person. Danny had coordinated the project: staging, cleaning, listing, open houses and offer evaluation to perfection. He presented the plan, got our input on the changes and also gave his perspective on how things would likely turn out. On the day of listing and the following days when we received offers, we had full confidence in the plan and things turned out as planned. Danny quickly ran us through the offers received and helped us choose the right offer. All through the process up to the final closing, including closing of utility accounts, Danny helped all along. We couldn't have expected a better experience. We would highly recommend working with Danny as a real estate agent and would certainly work with him again if we get a chance."
We are SO incredibly thankful to have Larissa assist us in purchasing a weekend getaway in an area we knew very little about. While exploring the property, we nearly walked away and missed out on securing it due to misinformation provided to us from an outside source. Thanks to Larissa's expertise, tenacity, and partnerships we ended up having a fla