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  • "Kevin is the best! "

    Kevin is the best! I was a complete novice to the home buying process, and Kevin made me feel comfortable the entire way through. He made sure I understood everything, and encouraged me to wait for the perfect place.

  • "Awesome realtor!"

    Brie was very responsive and attentative, awesome realtor and very transparent. Will use again when I buy again. Brie still replies to my questions and helps me out and we closed a few days ago.

  • "Kevin was incredibly helpful! "

    Kevin was incredibly helpful throughout the entire home search and buying process. He helped to identify the best areas for us based on his local knowledge as well as useful information to put in a competitive offer in this market. Kevin was always available for weekend and evening showings, I look forward to working with him on any future real estate needs. Oh, and if you want to know anything about the local sports and beer scene he's your man!- KD

  • "Knowledgeable & Savvy"

    Claire, Thank you for every big & little thing you have helped with through this long-haul search. You are so knowledgeable and savvy, one step ahead on every detail, so responsive & always there for us. It's been a total pleasure working with you. We feel extremely fortunate to have finally found our house with you to guide us through the maze. Thanks for hanging in there with us!

  • "Highly Recommended!"

    Larissa is the best of the best. She came highly recommended to us from a trusted friend and WOW, were they right. Her experience level shows in everything she does. She was always available to us (any time - day or night!) and went above and beyond to make sure every detail was covered. She is organized, fast, honest, does her research and is exactly who you want in your corner. She has an amazing reputation and the time she puts into relationships with other realtors sets her apart from the field. I would highly recommend Larissa and am so GRATEFUL we found her. She helped us find our dream home!!

  • "Positive Feedback!"

    Recently my wife and I bought and sold homes partnering with Leslie Foley from Lake & Co. She was exceptional. We met her 'pre-pandemic', when we were not very serious about purchasing a home. She shared her business card and we traded information. I assumed it was a formality that we wouldn't hear from her again. I was wrong! She started sending us listings with just the right amount of tenacity (i.e., not pushy, very helpful). We went dark during the pandemic, but when we got serious about house hunting, we actually reached out to a couple of other agents. They weren't great which led my wife to say, "We need someone like Leslie" (which of course catalyzed the thought - duh, we should reengage with her - which we did). She dove in with expertise, amazing customer service, and grit. She was patient, communicated effectively, listened and helped narrow the search. During both the buy and sell process she was a pro - helping us navigate negotiations, escrow, etc. in ways we couldn't have done without her. She became more than an agent - she became a friend. Even now, a month after we've closed (and still unpacking) she's offering support. We don't feel like we've lost her as an agent despite my awareness that she could have easily shaken hands and walked away. If and when we purchase another home someday, she will be the only choice for us. Please recognize her great work and know that she inspired us to advocate for Lake and Company as a partner to our friends and family.

  • "Larissa is wonderful to work with. "

    We discovered a perfect home for us with only 3 hours left before offers were due. Larissa, very quickly, worked with the listing agent, got us a viewing and helped us submit an offer that was accepted that day! Larissa made our home buying experience, in Seattle's very hot market, a breeze.

  • "Above and Beyond with Professionalism and Expertise"

    We can't thank you enough for your hardwork during our moving process. Your professional touch and friendship was a great comfort in relieving the stress of moving. We had complete confidence in you and were able to rest easy, knowing you would handle all the details and any arising problems. We will highly recommend you to friends and family.

  • "She is a rock star in our eyes!"

    This is our third time utilizing Lara as our real estate agent. She sold my mothers home in 2019, helped us to find a new home in 2021 and then sold our home in Seattle in 2021. I am sure that we must have tried her patience looking for the perfect home for us, which took a year and a half. As soon as we found our new home, Lara rearranged her schedule to assist us in looking at the home. She walked us through what the process would be as well as what we should expect in the negotiation for the home. She provided our bid and kept us apprised every few hours on the progress. We discussed the inspection report and what to do or not to request, which helped in getting the home. We closed in 2 weeks!!!!!! On to the Seattle home which we needed to sell, Lara did a walk through and made suggestions on what we needed to do to make it ready for the market. We wisely followed her suggestion to do a inspection to help us know exactly what we needed to concentrate on. Again Lara's eye for design and color assisted us in deciding floor color as well as paint. If we did not know which way to turn, she was there to make suggestions or provide us with companies that we could utilize. We completed the inspection report issues, Lara placed it on the market and the home sold within 7 days. We highly recommend her to assist you in either buying or selling a home! She is a rock star in our eyes.

  • "Kevin is one of the most genuine people I have ever had the privilege of knowing!"

    I talked to multiple agents before deciding to engage with Kevin as my agent to help me purchase my first home, and I could not be happier with my decision to do so. Firstly, Kevin was extremely patient and coached me throughout the full process without pressuring at all. We toured houses for over 3 months to get me used to the process and seeing what was on the market before I even got a pre-approval letter. This patience helped me become way more confident in my eventual choice and helped me avoid what would have been poor choices. Indeed, Kevin pushed me to be more patient in my search, which shows Kevin's commitment and integrity towards his clients. On top of this, having gotten to know Kevin over my 7 month journey, I can honestly say he is one of the most genuine people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Kevin was always helpful on tours, and shared his knowledge - pointing out when selling agents or sellers made small mistakes that could transfer to less offers received. This ultimately helped me on my journey as I eventually was able to pre-inspect a home that the seller had not provided an inspection report for. It ended up being the house I purchased, and gave me more confidence in my decision to place an offer on it. While the offer process was quite stressful - and make no mistake every part of it was in a red-hot market during the Covid pandemic, Kevin did everything and beyond to calm my nerves, inform me, and help me to make the best decision possible. I would highly recommend Kevin to any friends or family looking in the Seattle - Tacoma market, and have already done so to multiple people within a month of closing.

  • "I love my new home and I give all the thanks to Larissa!"

    I am very glad I found Larissa via social media. I highly recommend her, she did an outstanding job. I couldn't have asked for anyone else to be my Realtor!!! Upon meeting her, I had a great feeling and she left an awesome impression. She has a warm, friendly, and approachable personality and just really listens to one. I've done some basic research about home buying but Larissa is an amazing resource. Especially for a hot market like Seattle, her knowledge was helpful. I will always be grateful for all the help she provided. She worked around my busy schedule and was sending me listings that I might be interested in, that was helpful bc at times I was too busy to search for it myself. She truly had my best interest in mind and I am glad I trusted her. She was my advocate. When things would come up Larissa was very proactive in finding answers and making calls for me, so helpful. I love my new home and I give all the thanks to Larissa!! Thank you so much!!!

  • "I will continue to work with her anytime I'm buying or selling in Seattle!"

    I've worked with Larissa on several purchase and sales in the Seattle and surrounding area. She is professional, works hard for you and I know I have had top notch dollar for my homes when selling and the lowest price possible when buying. She is a direct and honest real estate agent and has a very strong grasp on market conditions as well as incredible understanding of the nuance of offers, language and process. I will continue to work with her anytime I'm buying or selling in Seattle!

  • "Thank you Nadine!!!"

    Thank youuuuu Nadine!!! I'm honestly so so happy. It's such a massive relief to feel like the light at the end of the tunnel for this journey is closer than ever and that I won't have a compulsive need to be poking through zillow recommended listing emails on a daily basis. I'm confident there's no way I would have gotten to this stage nearly as quickly without the incredible work you did from the touring to the offer to the expedited closing, and also the super quick work/turnaround of the awesome lender you referred! I'll definitely be telling all of my friends and family about how great it's been working with you!! :-)

  • "I was fortunate enough to work with Lara!"

    I was fortunate enough to work with Lara in the sale of my Seattle area condo. From start to finish she was responsive, professional, and very helpful. Her advice was consistently spot on and demonstrated a keen knowledge of the current market. If you are buying or selling Seattle real estate, call Lara!

  • "Lara spent countless hours showing us houses!"

    We couldn’t have asked for a more dedicated and supportive agent as we searched for our forever home. Lara spent countless hours showing us houses all over Seattle, always reassuring us that a house is always worth a look. Lara spends time with her clients are truly cares about finding the right home. Thank you Lara!

  • "Lara is the best realtor!"

    Lara is the best realtor! We purchased our first home with Lara at the height of the market in 2017 at under list price and then sold it with Lara in 2021 at way over list price in 5 days. Does it get any better? In 2017, as first time home buyers, Lara was really patient with us. She held our hands at first and then let us go when we felt more comfortable. She scheduled all inspection appts and personally showed up to all of them. When Lara emailed us seller's documents, she read through them first and told us the highlights. Lara ended up writing nine offers before we won our home. In 2021, we had to move out of state. Of course we contacted Lara to sell. Again she handled everything from cleaning/staging/photography while we tackled our complicated more. Even when our daughter broke her hand a week before our move and we had to stay a couple weeks longer, Lara rescheduled everything with ease. My favorite part about working with Lara was her great communication. We were never wondering what was going on behind the scenes. She returned phone calls and texts promptly. If we ever move back to Seattle, Lara is going to be the first to know. She’s a pleasure to work with and a real estate shark.

  • "We've never felt like we've gotten too little!"

    My husband and I worked with Lara for a second time a few months to sell our home and purchase another, all in the Seattle area--three transactions with her, to-date. We knew we'd need to rely heavily on our agent's experience, instincts, and relationships to sell and buy in the midst of Seattle's crazy real estate climate, so it was a no-brainer to call Lara again. We've never felt like we've gotten too little for a sale or paid too much (relatively speaking, depending on current climate) for a purchase with Lara's guidance. For a sale: Lara's attention to detail with the staging, listing, cleaning, in-home fliers, listing price, and negotiations were phenomenal. She retains control of the whole sale flow, start to finish, guiding you every step of the way for a smooth, successful process. We were so pleased with our sale and know, 100%, we wouldn't have been as successful without Lara's guidance. For a purchase: Lara is so great at hearing what you're looking for, but making sure to be a devil's advocate when needed--the search fatigue and emotion can be a lot, and she's always a level head in evaluating properties. She also doesn't cut corners around inspections. I can imagine some realtors recommending against an inspection just so they get a commission faster, but Lara looks at the longterm and isn't shy about saying when an inspection is necessary and the risks involved with waiving one.

  • "I could not describe a better real estate professional!"

    I could not describe a better real estate professional than Lara. Not only did she take the time to discuss with us the large and small details that we were searching for in a home, she created a custom list of homes that she believed we would love that she routinely updated. She had an excellent knowledge of the current market, and was fantastic while working the the seller and seller's agent. Lara was available whenever we had any questions , regularly checked-in on how we were doing, and walked us through each step of the home-buying process.

  • "She was there for us!"

    We happened to meet up with Lara to view a home from Zillow. We were in a situation where our landlords were selling the home we were renting in 60 days. We wanted to stay and she helped us negotiate with the owners while also showing us other properties. She got the owners to accept our offer on the rental and brokered the deal for a low percentage to make it happen. She was super responsive and super on it through the whole experience. We needed a lot of hand holding and she was there for us. We really lucked out meeting her that day!

  • "She was very responsive and was so reassuring!"

    Lara is the BEST! As a first time home buyer, there was so much I didn't know and Lara helped work through all of my questions. She was very responsive and was so reassuring. She was able to walk us through all different scenarios and was prepared for any contingency. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home!

  • "She found something that fix us perfectly!"

    We were recommended Lara when we were buying a house. She found something that fix us perfectly. When another chapter in our life started and needed to sell, she was very helpful in getting the house ready for top dollar.

  • "We wouldn’t hesitate to work with Lara again!"

    Lara helped me buy a condo in 2017, sell that condo earlier this year, and then recently helped my fiancée and I buy a home. We’re hoping we won’t have to buy another home anytime soon, but if we do we wouldn’t hesitate to work with Lara again. Entering the Seattle housing market seemed brutal and overwhelming, but Lara was excellent at making sense of the chaos, and helped us structure offers that were competitive while ensuring we didn’t overpay for a home. I think the biggest advantage to working with Lara as opposed to one of the discount brokerages is that she was genuinely trying to help us find the right home, and not just trying to make a sale. There was one home that we almost made an offer on, and Lara made sure to warn us about the nearby fire station, and the fact that the house was on a busy street. We’re extremely thankful that we ended up not making an offer, and that Lara was able to help us remove our rose colored glasses for that one. She was always available for showings and truly a joy to work with. Can’t recommend her enough!

  • "Do not hesitate to consider this excellent agent!"

    Sometimes you just get it right the first time. Lara was my first referral when I started my house hunt in West Seattle and I had no reason to look any further. She closed a challenging deal for me efficiently and she was always a step or two ahead of me, guiding me along. Because of the professionalism she demonstrated, Lara is the kind of person I could recommend to anyone (not just impatient / emotionally driven clients like myself). Do not hesitate to consider this excellent agent if you are looking. You will not be disappointed!

  • "An agent that is truly knowledgeable!"

    A big thank you to Lara who guided us through the selling of a home that was an estate sale. She outlined the sale process so we would understand what the next steps were before they even occurred which was extremely helpful. Lara staged the home beautifully and the photographer did a wonderful job capturing all the many details she included in the furnishings. She was responsive to our emails and phone calls as questions kept popping up. If you want an agent that is truly knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with, choose Lara.

  • "High quality of service are unmatched!"

    I had the distinct pleasure of working with Lara Weasea when she assisted me in selling my condo in 2019. I would not consider working with anyone else. When I stumbled across a listing for a condo in Edmonds that had virtually all of the features I desired, I called Lara immediately. She was out of town but responded within minutes and arranged for a colleague to meet me directly to do a walk through. Lara and I discussed thoroughly. She helped me weigh the pros and cons in a straightforward manner and counseled me on presenting an offer that had a high probability of being accepted in today's competitive market. Within two hours the offer was accepted and in little over a month, I moved into my new home. Her efficient, professional and truly cordial manner made our association memorable and fun. Her integrity, expertise and high quality of service are unmatched. She is without peer. Do yourself an enormous favor and contact Lara for any and all of your real estate needs. Julie Cherrington

  • "I can't recommend her highly enough!"

    I don't even know where to begin this review... Lara was amazing and I can't recommend her highly enough. My purchase was complicated because I live in South Carolina... and during these COVID times, I couldn't be there in person. Let me start at the beginning... I was just about to close on the sale of the dream home my husband and I had built 6 years ago (I was selling because he passed away) when our son who lives in Seattle let me know that the condo unit under his was available and would I be interested in buying. WOW to be just one flight of stairs away from my 7 and 5 year old grandchildren... ahhh... YES! He reached out to the owner who was just about to list... and we were able to avoid commissions and move quickly. My son reached out to Lara who had been his agent when he purchased his condo and she agreed to take this on for a fixed fee. The sellers were a young couple, selling for the first time and we all needed guidance. Lara was responsive, usually responding within minutes, always available, even when she was on PTO, helping both sides of the sale. And adding to the complications, I wanted to establish an LLC so if we wanted to rent the condo when I'm not visiting in the future it would limit my personal liability. She was able to recommend a great attorney. The close was complete in less than 4 weeks. She was able to recommend and work with the home inspection firm, schedule and attend the inspection, and we had report in 3 days, allowing the sellers time to complete remediation. This was the smoothest closing I've ever been a part of, and over 35+ years since our first home purchase, there have been many. Lara was kind, calm, reassuring, competent and always there. She called last Friday to tell me that the deed was transferred to my LLC. I shared with her that it was a little anticlimactic and she understood and promised to arrive with champagne when I do finally make it to Seattle. Then this morning the most beautiful floral arrangement arrived! Lara is so thoughtful and kind! I can't wait get my vaccine and get on a plane to Seattle... and have that glass of champagne with Lara! Thank you Lara!

  • "Lara’s expertise and experience are priceless!"

    Lara’s expertise and experience are priceless. She goes above and beyond for her clients. Multiple times she went out of her way to “go to bat” for us. She made sure to do everything possible to protect us as sellers. I felt safe and confident using her services. Lara also did an incredible job staging our home too. It was so beautiful I even questioned why we were leaving it. We had an incredible offer within 24 hours of listing and we know that was mostly due to the amount of preparation and work Lara put in beforehand. She used an incredible photographer and had great recommendations for cleaners, contractors and anything else we needed. I literally could not recommend someone more. Don’t settle for less, Lara is the right choice.

  • "She's a dream!"

    I cannot say enough good things about Lara. Seriously... she's a dream. And while we hope to live in the home we bought forever, we can't wait to work with Lara again! Lara has deep knowledge of this market, so it was easy to trust her with everything along the way. But even more than that, she brings authenticity and "relaxed" energy to each moment, propelling you forward without feeling pressured or coerced. I felt like she was always looking out for us which meant everything. My sweetheart and I were first-time home buyers and Lara was an amazing partner, advocate, and overall resource throughout the entire process. She helped us understand the steps of home buying -- patiently answering our many, many, many questions along the way -- and walked through the whole thing with us, responding to emails, texts, and phone calls in a timely manner. She really listened to what we hoped to find, and went above & beyond consistently. We felt like her priority, even though our budget was modest. As an added bonus, we had a few renovations we wanted to take on before moving in and Lara kindly shared her experience working with various companies & contractors, so we felt prepared to make the home "our own" with people we knew would do the job well. If we ever need a realtor again in any capacity, Lara will be our first call! We LOVE our new home and certainly credit Lara with helping us find the perfect place for us. Show less

  • "We loved working with Lara!"

    As first-time homebuyers, we loved working with Lara! She is so knowledgeable and we felt so confident in her guidance throughout the whole process. She was very responsive and a fierce negotiator. Would absolutely recommend her and work with her again.

  • "Claudine is a full service agent who takes pride in her clients' needs!"

    Claudine has been exceptional at helping us find and close on a home in a highly competitive environment. She is very well connected, taking care of finding us a great lender, finding and booking home inspections, contractors etc. She also helped us sell our condo when the condo market wasn't doing well. She helped get the condo prepped and updated. All her efforts helped us sell the condo in a month, when other condos in our building were waiting for multiple months to sell. Claudine is a full service agent who takes pride in her clients' needs and happiness.

  • "Kim Klaffky was the most professional and hard working realtor we have ever been affiliated with!"

    Kim Klaffky was the most professional and hard working realtor we have ever been affiliated with. She gave such excellent advise on how to prepare our house to put in the market. During the preparation process she took numerous phone calls from us and always reassured us on what we were doing. We signed a purchase offer for well and double well over the listing price. The whole selling process went smoothly and was very professionally done. Thank you Kim for being there for us every step of the way

  • "We are grateful for her and for everything she did to make our dreams a reality!"

    Terry stuck with us through all the ups and downs of this competitive market. She showed us countless homes even as we expanded our search an hour North of Seattle. We are grateful for her and for everything she did to make our dreams a reality. We absolutely love our neighborhood and our home Some days it feels like a miracle but we know it’s because Terry stuck with us throughout the process.

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