We could not be more thrilled with Teresa. She is skilled, knowledgeable, resourceful, friendly and patient. She is a partner and now a friend. The elapsed time from when we first met to when we bought a house was multiple years, and Teresa never rushed us or became impatient. Now Teresa helped us find and buy a house that we adore.
Justin Mellon was wonderful to work with. He helped us evaluate the condo we owned, suggested some upgrades to get the best value for our money and put us in touch with professionals to help us complete the projects. He listed our condo and it we accepted an offer the Monday after the showing. He also guided us through the buying side when we purchased a home. He explained in great detail the process, which was new to us. He skillfully managed the line between negotiation and not losing the house we'd grown to love. Justin has resources for tons of professionals, from interior designers/stagers to roofers. He has stayed in touch with us for years since our initial partnership. Can't recommend him enough!Jen P.
Linda has a lot of energy and always kept us up on new houses available. She is a great Realtor-- available at all times. She is a keeper. Linda is helping us find a new home and helped us sell our Lake Forest Park home. We would refer her to family and friends!Nancy Campbell & Jill Nortness
Missy was a fantastic real estate agent! I'd recommend her to all my friends.Sarah Martien
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!
You went far beyond anything I expected with my home purchase. I'll recommend you to anyone and hope to have reason to work with you again.Lynn O.
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.Jennie Hurt
As a first-time homebuyer who has just signed the papers on our DREAM HOME, I freely admit that I was what you would call a "high-maintenance client." Fortunately, my husband and I had an agent in Sydnie Taylor who was able to handle all of our many questions with expertise, energy and efficiency. She sold my husband's townhouse in one week flat (a full-price offer!) and then searched tirelessly for our new home. Sydnie made herself available to us at all hours of the day and was very quick to respond to our requests and inquiries. In fact, she missed seeing her best friend give birth because she was negotiating a deal on our new house, which had two other offers at the time! Thanks to Sydnie's diligence, ability to build a compelling offer and establish a rapport with the selling agent, we were able to close the deal. We couldn't be happier and we could not recommend Sydnie Taylor more highly.Pamela & Michael Boyd
Thank you Sydnie!!!
Shannon is the bomb!Chris C.
Missy was awesome! We loved her energy and especially her timeliness-- I talked to her at midnight and at 5 AM. Missy would do back flips to help us get what we needed when we needed it. She was also very personable and I felt we could trust her to do what was in our best interest.Joel & Jillian Kosic
We will (and already have) recommended her to friends-- so glad we found her!
Nadine went over and above in helping get the home ready to sell. Thanks.Julia
Thanks for all your help during the process. We appreciate very much the fun process and the warm friendship!Kay Huang
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!Andy Klatt & Faith Williams
We are very pleased with Ray. It was a lightning fast sale. He is a good communicator, always easy to reach and very helpful.Gordon & Claudia J.
Shannon is an outstanding agent! She went to bat for us, was responsive and helpful throughout the buying process, and made the experience great!Jake & Luchin
Barbara is a consummate professional in all respects. We would definitely refer her. She is top notch! She guided us flawlessly through a complicated process!Susan K. & Elizabeth P.
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!Jennifer and Jon Magnuson (Sellers)
We really enjoyed working with Kim on both the sale of our house and the purchase of our new home. Her attention to detail, work ethic and cheerfulness made the whole experience a success and a pleasure.Ben Perkowski & Susie McGroddy, Buyers and Sellers
We absolutely loved working with Emily through the home buying process. She was very intuitive, hard working and responsive. If it weren’t for Emily we never would have found our house! She is very knowledgeable about the real estate process, explained everything thoroughly and answered all of our questions. Emily was a pleasure to work with and we will definitely be recommending her to our family and friends.Megan & Ethan
We have had several real estate transactions (both as sellers and buyers) with the help of Jason Wall and every one has been successful and satisfying. Jason is a top notch professional with impressive knowledge of the Seattle area market. He’s patient and reassuring when stress levels rise, as they often do during real estate transactions, and he keeps everybody on track: the buyers and sellers, the mortgage brokers, appraisers, etc. Jason’s integrity and ethics are impeccable, he was always there for us, and stayed on top of transactions in process….which is so important! We give an unqualified thumbs up for Jason Wall! If you are thinking of buying or selling real estate – CALL HIM! You won’t regret it.Barb & Dave
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.Neal & Mary Shonnard
Great service, Linda! We appreciate your time, attention to detail, and always [being] willing to answer questions. You go above and beyond for your clients! ...Much appreciation.Diane & Paul
Thank you for everything and your hard work! You were there for us throughout the process.Ken T. & Meagan L.
We highly recommend Emily. We very much enjoyed working with her to buy our first home. She was knowledgeable, accessible and friendly throughout the process. She listened to what we wanted and worked hard to help us find it.Dennis & Kristin
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.Chris L.
We would certainly work with Ross again and will pass on our highest recommendations to our own friends and family.
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!Shane Meara
My husband Ben and I recently completed the home buying process (for the first time) with Ross as our guide and broker, and we were quite satisfied with the service he provided us. His knowledge of the local real estate market, friendly personality and untiring willingness to work with us on our terms made him an invaluable asset during our house hunting experience.Jessica Tobin
Ross's professional understanding of the real estate market in Seattle, along with his considerable experience living here made us feel at east with his suggestions and opinions provided whenever we requested them. Being first-time homebuyers, we were sometimes confused by unfamiliar terminology and the general bafflement that is buying a piece of property, and Ross was always glad to translate for us in plain English. There really wasn't ever a question that we asked him about the various properties we looked at and researched that he wasn't able to answer in a way that made sense to us. When we were just starting to look at listings and were sniffing out a broker to work with, we were impressed with Ross's friendly, non-aggressive personality. He didn't seem so much a salesman as simply a concerned friend who wanted to help us make the best and most informed decision possible about hour home. My husband and I use public transit, walk, or ride our bikes to and from work most of the time, which sometimes made it a challenge for us to get to open houses or viewings during the work week. However, Ross was always more than willing to pick us both up from work as well as transport us either back to the office or home after a real estate outing. We greatly appreciated his going to extra mile in this way (literally) to make the home hunting processes easier to fit into our busy day-to-day lives. His flexibility and understanding of our needs as customers truly set him apart from the competition.
My husband and I had a great home buying experience with Ross.
Barb, thanks so much again for helping me to get the house I want. You're services were perfect--before and after this transaction made it so easy for me. My friends and I will chose you as our agent, now and forever in Seattle.Mike Chia
Thank you again for all you helped us accomplish with our house sale!Steve & Carrie Bendzak
I had the wonderful opportunity to work with... Peggy Smith.Julie Cutler
Peggy was recommended by serveral neighbors who described her as-- easy to work with, down to earth, incredibly detained and extremely efficent. I can tell you she is all of that and so much more.
The reason we chose Peggy was her willingness to work with us to get the best price for mother's home... From that moment we picked Peggy, she proceeded to help us pick some wonderful updated colors, shopped for new hardware for the kitchen cabinets, and picked out some outstanding light fixtures that brought such a total update to the rooms. Peggy brought in samples of flooring and carpet and got us in touch with a great roofer.
What this all meant to our family was the net proceeds for my mother's home were increased by $30,000 which was directly due to Peggy's vision, her attention to detail, and ability to market.
Peggy is the realtor, in my opinion, who all realtors should strive to be.
Just a note of appreciation to you for the role you played in the grandiose production of the ‘sale of the tri-plex’. I want to thank you so much for all of your help and assistance in bringing this together. It is such a huge relief to have it over with. I’ve enjoyed meeting you and have appreciated your very special gift of kindness and patience in dealing with people. You are a great asset to Lake Realty, and I know your father is very proud of you.Karen
Jason has been our realtor for a couple of homes and has been great to work with. He’s quick, extremely knowledgeable, and is easy going and patient as well. Whenever we walked into a home he was open and honest about pointing out any potential issues that we might not catch as well as areas that could be improved. I recommend Jason to anyone looking for a trustworthy realtor and I will most definitely use him again for our next purchase.Mark & Andrew
Great job Andrew! You were helpful, patient and professional from start to finish. We really appreciate how you guided us through a difficult and complicated process. We would be happy to work with you again and recommend you to others!Ryler & Juyeon
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.Kim
I rarely give 5 star ratings because can anyone really be that good? Justin is.Teresa S.
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!
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.Derek A & Arina P
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.Piyale Comert
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.
Highly recommend! Larissa is a must have on your team whether you're selling or buying. She knows the industry extremely well and has all the right connections from contractors to brokers. She'll work for you and make the process straightforward and painless. Her negotiation skills really made her shine. We initially had one offer at review deadline, but she managed to convince a 2nd buyer to put in an offer and the bids escalated from there. Suffice it to say we were blown away with the closing offer.Pete
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.Robert Thieling
Brad & Nancy, THANK YOU for taking the best care of us we could have hoped and dreamed of! Everyone you recommended to us were such fine folks, people we felt we could trust and were comfortable with. We are thrilled the way you went to bat for us, prompting us in many ways you knew could help us with the deal. We feel that you are just "real" people who care about community, who care about professionalism, and care about your clients. It's a relief to work with people who share our morals and ethics.April & Dave
Excellent support, great recommendations and friendly demeanor!Dan G. D.
Missy is a truly incredible person and realtor. This was my first homebuying experience and she made the process so much easier to navigate. She does whatever it takes to get the job done and I would do it all over again with her if I had the chance. She came highly recommended from a friend and I will certainly do the same for anyone I know who is in the market.Mitch Snyder
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!Kristina Furlan
As long as I live, I will never forget the wonderful care and attention and the sound advice you provided.Ian R.
Excellent job, Ross! Really appreciate your help-- above and beyond the call of duty!Duncan Thomson
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!Laurie & Melvin Cheu
When recently I became interested in a specific property which had caught my attention, I first turned to an excellent and trusted agent, Kathy Bowman, whom had previously helped friends with home purchases. Kathy had just retired, and so could not take on the task. Rather, Kathy provided a very strong recommendation of Peggy Smith, for which I am now really grateful to both Kathy and Peggy.Doug Hippe
From our first meeting Peggy showed a clear and firm grasp of the entire process, and provided me useful overview of what needs to happen, in which order, as well as excellent counsel at every decision point. Having such a competent agent is crucial for the buyer to proceed effectively. Peggy handled all the major arrangements and appointments with inspectors, as well as coordination with the sellers and escrow. I did not have to cold call anyone, and everything was well prepared for me in advance. Also provided was a wealth of knowledgeable support at various decision points: such as whether to make an offer, and how much to offer, and after inspections were complete, what findings to make issues of, and in this case, how much price reduction to go for. Clearly the decisions were mine to make, but Peggy really helped in outlining my options and validating the boundaries of what would be reasonable.
Finally, I can honestly say that Peggy saved me money on this transaction. As a typical buyer, I had stars in my eyes, and Peggy helped me to see reason. She showed me the comparable price data which she researched so I offered a lower price for the house which was accepted. In addition, I also was able to get another significant price reduction as a result of items found on the inspection. A good agent can strengthen the buyer's hand in negotiating an offer.
And in addition to being very pleased and impressed with Peggy's own work, she recommended and arranged for excellent and competent specialists, which were also essential to making it all happen, in the proper sequence, and on schedule. The general inspector, the dock inspector, the roofer, the insurance agent, and the sewer inspector and contractor (yes, the inspection revealed a break in the sewer line, which was promptly repaired at the expense of the seller).
So without hesitation I would recommend Peggy as a real estate agent for those buying a home in the greater Seattle area.
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!
Thank you for everything, Barb!Jeannie Flower & Mark Clayton
The sale our house was VERY smooth. We were well represented by Samantha. I will recommend her to anyone who needs a real estate agent in Seattle.
Justin was recommended to us by a friend and helped us find our dream house, sell our condo and then sell our house a few years later, when we moved out of town. We couldn't have asked for a better experience! Justin and Andrew expertly navigated the entire process for us. They gave us great advice and took care of all of the details, so we didn't have to worry about a thing. We highly recommend them!Heather D.
You did an awesome job on describing the place and laying out the info! I'm so glad we are working with you!North Seattle Seller
“ We trusted him and didn't feel like we were being sold to.”
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.Lucinda W.
We are so happy that we chose Joseph as our real estate agent. He really loves his job, and he knows how to do it. He was extremely helpful for us! Thank you, Joseph!Anton & Valentyna
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.Debra & Mark Zappacosta
Darnell is the best! I'd use her again in a heartbeat-- and she's the most amazing neighbor!W & J
"Without his invaluable advice, organizational skills, calming demeanor and problem-solving, I don’t know what we would have done"
Danny Adamson is the BEST agent and nicest person you could ever meet.
Danny hands-down is the absolute best, most helpful real estate agent I’ve encountered in my decades of moving around and running a small business. My husband and I hired Danny Adamson and his team to help us sell our home in Seattle. Danny smoothly guided us through the maze of things that an old home and yard require before going to market. Following his advice made our home and property look incredible! Other agents had properties on the market in our area at the same time, but Danny’s expert strategy resulted in ours truly out-shining the others. His brilliant work and advice created an excited bidding war on our home resulting in 10 offers and a sale significantly higher than asking price! We could not be more thrilled and grateful to Danny Adamson!
Danny met with us at a stressful time, and without his invaluable advice, organizational skills, calming demeanor and problem-solving, I don’t know what we would have done. He explained his strategy, kept constantly in touch, and led us by the hand, scheduling a host of really excellent, courteous professionals including painter, landscaper, stager, sewer repair persons, cleaners, a fence erector, window washer, photographer, and more. We were willing to put in some elbow grease ourselves and Danny pointed out jobs that were essential versus those we could let slide, which was so beneficial on our tight schedule. Whenever a potential problem came up, Danny was all over it and solved it in a flash! He found a buyer for our baby grand piano to allow our living room to look more spacious, and a last minute buyer for our table saw. When our sewer inspector found an issue, he got a repair team out the same day to get it resolved! I wish I could transport Danny Adamson to our destination to act as our buyers agent where we are moving!!
Danny Adamson is absolutely an exceptional and amazing real estate agent! I promise, you will not regret hiring Danny for the sale or purchase of your home"Rick & Cindi S.
Whether you are a first time home-buyer, or a sophisticated investor, Joseph's market expertise, and low pressure approach attributes highly to his amazing track record. As a successful investor himself, Joseph is able to identify amazing cash-flow opportunities and every time, is negotiates great price point for his clients. Joseph takes the time to share his personal insight, as well as really get to know his clients and their objectives. It's evident that Joseph cares about your best interests above and beyond anything, and this is why it is a privilege to work with him.Josh
Shannon,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.Jake and Luchin
Jackie possesses an uncanny ability to keep her clients (me!) calm and to confidently support her clients (me!) throughout the inevitable bumps along the way to purchasing and selling a house. She was always thoroughly prepared for our meetings, maintained an open line of communication by phone & email, and treated me with utmost respect, no matter how repetitive or insane my questions. Any superlative applies to Jackie's skills: professional, knowledgeable, prepared, organized, calm, - the model boy scout. I cannot say enough good things about her.Amelia
My mom finally made the decision to downsize from her home of 45 years. That is where Andrea came in, with the best guidance we could have asked for every step of the way. She assisted my mom in the search for a smaller, more manageable condo, and we found a gem! Then the hard work began of prepping the house for sale. Andrea again provided excellent guidance and referrals to get the work done. She kept in close touch with both me and my mom, and seemed to work out every wrinkle with ease. Her recommendations were always spot on, and we had our first offer within days.
Andrea was incredible every step of the way, making an otherwise stressful event a very positive experience. Her flexibility, patience, and communication was just what we needed, and I couldn’t recommend her any higher.Heidi
As first-time home buyers, we found Kim to be very open and honest when discussing all of our concerns. She clearly identified all of the responsibilities of the buyers and sellers, in addition to laying out a necessary timeline for inspections, offers, closing, etc. Kim responded to all of our questions quickly, and was there alongside us at every stage. We would certainly recommend her to anyone looking for a friendly, reliable real estate agent.Jennifer & Mark Scheuerell, Buyers
I decided to buy my first house so I met Justin Mellon. He not only helped me to find a new townhouse at a good price, but also taught me how to look for the right home. Being Chinese, my parents have many concerns about ‘feng-shui’ of the building. At that time, Justin would sit down with me and listen to my needs carefully so he always knows what I like the most! He was also very honest with the housing price. He wouldn’t let the sellers take advantage of me in any way. Because of Justin’s good relationship with the loan officers and inspectors, I was able to close the house and be ready to move in under two weeks.Frank Chen
Moving into a new house could be just as hard as finding the right house. Because of my job, I spend 80% of my time traveling and it was very difficult to settle in the new home. Justin would spend his own time helping me find good deals on the appliances and furniture and as well as handling the deliveries and cable installation.
To me, Justin was not only just an agent since he plays like a tutor or mentor role while I was shopping for my first house. I will always recommend my friends to work with him when they need a house.
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 creditGhida Sinno
I've worked with Larissa a number of times. In each case, she has been incredibly responsible, resourceful, and has paid as much attention to detail as anyone could ask for.Mike Sunseri
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.Patrick O.
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!Jai & Lyndsey
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!Gloria R.
Thanks Missy! We look forward to getting together for cocktails and/or dinner at Toyoda Sushi. Hope you had a relaxing trip to Maui!Lynn & Matt
Christine was great. Very knowledgeable and always available. She made buying and selling as easy process as it could be.
Thank you!Peter & Laura Q.
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!
Mauricio & Liz RubioNadine and David showed the power of teamwork! Excellent pricing, prep before sale, and communication. Will definitely refer to our friends. Thanks so much.
I contacted Justin when I was looking to buy a house for the first time. I contacted him, because he was highly regarded on Yelp, and my experience working with him completely justified the strong reviews.John L.
He met with me soon after I contacted him, and he gave me a concise, but detailed overview of the home-buying process and how it relates to the Seattle market. He outlined strategies to improve my chances in a competitive bid and he put me in touch with a contact for financing. This contact also proved to be an excellent resource.
He showed me several houses that matched my criteria, never shying away from pointing out potential flaws and in one case strongly recommending against. He has an expert's eye when viewing a home and he will readily point out the good and the bad, or just the interesting.
Eventually I found a place I really liked, but it was already pending. The deal ended up falling through though, and Justin was right on top of it, so that I got first chance at it before it went back onto the market. I took it and I'm now closing on it.
Buying a house is not an easy process, but Justin and his contacts have ensured in every step that they bear the difficulty and they actually make it easy for the purchaser; in fact, it almost felt too easy. I would highly recommend Justin, especially who could really use an expert guiding hand in the home buying process, and I will seek him out if I plan to move in the future.
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.Ken Rieman – Pastor at Olympic View Community Church of the Brethren
Barbara, you were amazing! You guided us on a huge-cross country move for our family and made the process as smooth as it could be. Thank you for listening and for guiding us - we found an incredible house and are so thrilled!Abby & Ted B.
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.S.B
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.
Jason Wall came highly recommended from three of my co-workers and now I understand why. He was fantastic; easy to work with, clear and honestly – he got us the home that we really, really wanted. Even the selling agent said that she was thrilled to work with him! He certainly has a wonderful reputation in this business for being thorough, respectful and attentive.Natalie & Thomas
Jason was never pushy and let us walk into homes and form our own opinions, which we really appreciated. He listens intently to what you are looking for and endeavors to match your needs. He’s busy, of course (because he’s popular!) but we never felt rushed or hurried- ever. Indeed, he explained and clarified the somewhat confusing homebuying process, and it helped us to make the most informed decision. His expertise proved just as helpful even after purchase, as he had solid recommendations for painters and contractors, etc,since our home needed some renovations and updating. We thought that was unique, and further confirmed that we had the best agent out there! Overall, he is an incredible professional and really nice person to boot. For us, he became more than our agent, and we’re happy to recommend him without reservation!
Sometimes things just work out right, and that's how I feel about the sale of my mom's house. We couldn't have done it without the two of you throughout this whirlwind process. From your contacts and hard work, the planning to get this house on the market with it looking beautiful from start to finish and sold in only 12 days was amazing! Great timing for Dave to be at the house last night and Nadine for sticking with the offer. Your persistence paid off for all of us and is greatly appreciated.Marcy (& Mom, too)
I'm doing my party dance! Thank you so much!
Christine worked hard to help us find the right home and always kept a pleasant and friendly attitude which kept our search fun. Christine helped us end up with our dream home.Gregory Greer & Jacqueline Leung
I would highly recommend Joseph to be your Realtor. He will work diligently to get things d one for you like he did for us. Joseph has high integrity to his customers, he is very logical and with his experience and common sense and he will make sure that you are not going to make the wrong decision. I found Joseph to be having good negotiation skills; he is timely, responsive, accurate, and extremely well-reasoned. He is a good communicator and will keep you update to date on what is going on with the transaction. There is not enough good things that I can say about his abilities and expertise in the Seattle real estate field. There are many agents you to choose from but in my opinion, Joseph has the important combination of experience, intelligence, business and common sense that make him stands out from the pack of other good agents. With him it not just to make the transaction happen, it’s more of a long term relationship and will continue to serve your needs.David
Ray & Doug are the best!Pat M.
Barbara represented my husband and I in the purchase of our condo and later the sale of that condo and purchase of another property. She was a pleasure to work with and made the entire home-buying experience smooth and stress free. Barbara listened to our wants and needs and didn't pressure us to look beyond these parameters. She was very organized and thorough but also helped us move through the process very quickly. I will definitely use Barbara again for our future real estate needs and I'd be happy to recommend her to my friends and family.Alissa O'Dell
Christine made the process as easy as possible. She was consistently available and always had good suggestions.Robin & Pat
We feel lucky to have her help during this process.
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.Marilyn Zuckerman
Excellent all around!Roberto V
Thank you so much for all your help and guidance through the entire home-buying process. You are absolutely wonderful! I may have only been in my home a few days, but it is truly perfect. Thank you again for everything!Katie
5 Stars!Jenny J
Barbara was extremely reliable. When there were houses we wanted to view she always made herself available within minutes to hours. She had sound advice but was unbiased.Kale Rose
Her years of experience are such an asset as she has great contacts in the community. We always felt she was working for our best interests, not to mention she's funny and very kind.
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.Vensherrie Campbell
Outstanding service and thorough knowledge of the process. Great advice regarding staging.Jim & Heather Moynihan
I had a fantastic experience working with Justin. I was a first-time home buyer and I needed a lot of guidance.Elizabeth H.
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.
Nadine and Dave made the process of selling Mom's house a quick, easy, and smooth process. We were very happy with our team. The contacts they have in the community made for the work getting done easier than having to search on our own. Great job Nadine and Dave!Marcy Brown & Jeannie McCune
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.Deidre Isdal
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.
Thanks for helping us sell our house and find one all in a pretty tight timeline! We feel like you made the process as smooth as could be, without ever making us feel rushed. We also appreciated the way you helped us figure out what we were looking for, and our sense of style and design jibed well with yours.Rory & Karen M
Missy is a fighter! She will fight for you and guide you through the entire process. She is surrounded by professionals who know their business (loan consultants, inspectors, etc).Sean Haskell
"So knowledgeable and professional. He was on time, engaged and prepared to answer all our questions."Thomas B.
Thank you for everything. You are our realtor of choice.John & Dahne
Thanks Rachel. You made everything so easy!Taylor S. & Sarah N.
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!Jean B.
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!C & C
I am writing to thank you for the professional sales and insightful marketing job you did on the house on NE 115th Street. It was a very challenging site from a marketing standpoint with a new house “stuck” behind two older homes. We also priced the home way above the top of the market in that neighborhood (even for a “normal” house).
Despite all that, you pinpointed our potential buyers, got us full price with no concessions and closed the deal in a slow market and in a short time frame. It was the best job of marketing and sales I have seen in my years of building. Your professionalism and confidence were reassuring to me. I enjoyed working together and I look forward to working together again. Thanks again for your help.
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.Jacob Stucky
Teresa helped me buy my dream house through a contingent offer. She patiently looked at dozens of houses with me, successfully negotiated the sale of my condo which was in litigation with the developer and ensured the best price for my beautiful home. Her patience, local knowledge and real estate acumen are invaluable traits that ensure I will use her again...that is, if I ever want to leave my lovely old home. Thank you Teresa!
Joseph did a fantastic job! He consistently found us great properties to view and when it came time to write our first offer he really helped guide us through every step of the process. Several times we were interested in homes with multiple offers and we wouldn't be in our new home today without Joseph's savvy negotiating. Highly recommend him!Susie & Steve
Missy was awesome! She went above & beyond to help me with my first home purchase. Thank you.Sarah
"From negotiations through inspections and financing, David made sure that we had the home we wanted. And, we now do!"
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.Shawn H. and Robert M.
I'd give you 5s on a few more things as well:Mary Jo Bukovic
Staying within my price range and not trying to "up-sell" me
Making me feel like you had my best interests at heart by talking me out of a condo with high HOA dues and into a TH with better potential for re-sell value
Being knowledgeable about the market, Seattle neighborhoods, and all the "working parts" of a house-- roof, sewers, heating, plumbing, electrical, etc.
Being enthusiastic, patient, and down to earth and fun to be with-- and very chivalrous as well-- opening doors, picking me up, making me feel like you were my friend as well as my agent. I'm glad I met you! Thanks for all your help.
You went way beyond what you had to - including cookies, birdfeeders and painting. If we couldn't be there, you were the very next best thing. We are grateful.The Hansens
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.Kaytey & Niels
[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!Lee Dorigan
"Goes above and beyond the call of duty"
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!Sherah B
Just wanted to let you [Sydnie] know how much I appreicate all that you have done... You listened to our needs and wants and only directed us to the houses that would become our home. We never wasted our time looking at places that would not have worked.Tracy Grevious
When the time came to put a bid on the house you were there each step of the way making it painless and easy. I never would have thought about all the things that we needed to do in order for our bid to be the one that was chosen. Your guidance made it possible for us to get our dream house.
Thank you so much.
Leslie has been a very good real estate agent-- helped us understand a lot of things on home buying and assist us throughout the whole process. Keep up the good work!Marissa & Roger Jackman
Thanks, Nadine. It was a real pleasure to work with you and Dave. Dave, I love your relaxed, no-pressure approach. Nadine, you were so easy to talk to and very professional in the handling of our purchase. You guys make a great team! Thanks for helping us with this next stage in our lives. You both gave us great support through the whole process. We are excited now to get moved in and re-settled. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks, again!Mike & Deb Rigby
I wanted to write and to thank you for everything, you did a fantastic job! This whole experience was new to me, was very difficult, stressful, and emotional. You were great in explaining things, offering your opinion, support, intuition, and experience. We really appreciated you taking the time to preview homes for us & your honest opinion. We are very happy with our house, incredibly excited to be there, and to call it home. We will definitely recommend you to all our friends.Evan
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.Jenny Wetzel
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.Zach E.
Claire worked patiently with us for over a year to find the house that met our needs. She quickly understood our interests and showed us an appropriate cross section of properties. She was tireless in shepherding us through the purchase process, and extremely professional in all of its aspects. We not only recommend her highly, but as a design professional, believe her to be one of the best agents we have ever worked with.Phinney Ridge Buyer
Thanks Barb! You are awesome! I will refer you to family and friends.Larry & Nancy Lewis
Missy was patient and incredibly communicative. We could not feel better about our experience with her! Please feel free to use [us] as a reference.Aron & Tamar Kestenbaum
As a newcomer to Seattle, I had heard good things about Lake and Company but didn't have any personal recommendations for a particular agent. So I browsed the company's website and read some testimonials, and decided to contact Justin Mellon because of his great reviews from clients, as well as his knowledge of carpentry and construction, and the impression that he really enjoys the process of matching someone up with their perfect living space. It turns out that I made a great choice.Robin G.
Justin worked with me tirelessly for several months in order to find the perfect house that had all of the things that I really wanted in my first home purchase and still fit my budget. Even in the middle of the fast upswing and high competition in the housing market for this popular part of Seattle, when we finally found just the thing we wanted, Justin helped us develop strategy and put in the winning offer. When the bank's appraisal came through, our purchase price came in $17k below market value, meaning that we got a killer deal on an amazing place.
After signing the purchase agreement but before closing, a major rain came and some water got into the downstairs of our new home, along with a couple of other minor maintenance issues that needed to be immediately addressed. Justin was the first to identify these issues, and actively looked to find everything that needed to be taken care of before the house was turned over to us. He handled all of the discussions with the seller, and thanks to his wise and always diplomatic approach, everything was taken care of by the seller before our closing date.
A month after moving in, we couldn't be happier with our new home. Thanks again, Justin!
I was helping my older (75 and 80) Uncles sell their Parents house. This was something they had never done before. We interviewed 4 different agents and Teresa was one of them. She was amazing!!! My Uncles were a little unsure of the whole process and a little sentimental about selling the family home of 70 years. Teresa explained everything in detail not to much to overwhelm them both. She took the time to really make sure they understood and felt comfortable about selling their home. This was before we decided on Teresa listing the family home. They really liked her, Teresa made them feel like they were her Uncles too. Teresa listed the home, had an open house and we had a Cash offer in a week. But it didn't end there Teresa took the time and explained every last detail till the final papers were signed at my Uncle's new retirement home If you are looking for someone who will go the extra mile Teresa is the agent for you Thanks Teresa
Nancy & Brad, Thank you both so much for all of your help with the sale of our old house and purchase of our new one! You made the difficult look easy, and we couldn't be more delighted with how smoothly the process went.Jon & Molly
I cannot say enough about your professionalism and your determination to find us a suitable piece of property. I do not hesitate to recommend you to others that are seeking a capable real estate professional.Mark S.
Barbara is a professional in every sense of the word: intelligent, diligent, very knowledgeable, great at representing her clients' interests, and very personable and creative. All that and she doesn't have a pretentious bone in her body. She is a genuinely good person. She was able to assist me with every phase of selling my house, from preparation to negotiations to closing. Awesome in every way. You can't go wrong with hiring her as your real estate broker.Daniel O'Connell
I fully intend to use Justin Mellon as my realtor from now on. Last year Justin made buying my first home an exciting and worry free experience, Justin was able to explain every step of the way clearly in terms I could understand. I am very happy with my home. I will strongly recommend Justin to my friends, and anyone else who will listen.Jeff & Heather Allen
David did a tremendous job of finding exactly what I was looking for.
I met David by chance at an open house. It was my lucky day as David did a tremendous job of finding exactly what I was lookin for. We bid on at least or or 4 properties until we finally found one in area and the price range that was agreeable to me. All through the process David was there for me from beginning to end. I was kept informed throughout and he did an outstanding job. In fact when I get ready to sell my home or Townhouse here on Mercer Island I will be sure to contact David first!Jack C
You did a great job and I appreciate all the help you gave me.Bryan Absher
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.Kyle & Elizabeth B.
"Terry, You got me more than list price for my home and I paid less than list price for my condo!! Well done!! Truly great agent and friend."Patricia B.
Jason guided us through the process of preparing our home and property for a quick sale at a fair price. His knowledge of the market had us listing our home at an appropriate price, and he advised us on what improvements we could make to the structure and property to maximize our sales price while minimizing our time on the market. Our home sold within six weeks, which was excellent for the market and our price-point at that time.Brent & Ruth
Meanwhile, we had placed an offer on a new home, but just after ours sold, our purchase fell through due to an inspection issue. But this setback meant we could now offer contingent on closing rather than contingent on sale of our old home. Jason explained that we could now offer on bank-owned properties if we found one we liked.
Within days, Jason was showing us a brand new home that was just perfect for us and our growing family. He guided us through a very quick but effective negotiation with the bank that owned the property, and he helped us to get the best possible price. He completed all of this for us in time for us to close on our new house before we had to move from the old one, and also in time for us to qualify for a nice tax credit.
Despite the unexpected challenges along the way, we got a great home at a great price. This great success story was entirely because of Jason’s excellent knowledge and service. We look forward to working with Jason again, and have recommended him to all of our family and friends.
My husband and I, being first time homebuyers, knew right away that we wanted to work with Andrea. She was highly personable, very professional, and had a lot of knowledge in the workings of real estate. Andrea was very patient and eager to help answer our hundreds of questions. We thought the process would be very overwhelming, but Andrea set us at ease every step of the way. It was a relief knowing that our agent was willing to go up to bat for us at any curve ball we were thrown (and we were certainly thrown a few).Nicole & Andrew
We would definitely recommend anyone who is looking to buy a home to use Andrea as a Realtor. If we ever sell the wonderful home she got us into, we would use her services again in a heartbeat.
Excellent! Our fourth transaction-- You're the best!John Durnan
Kristen has a detailed knowledge of neighborhoods and things to look for when buying or selling a home. She worked tirelessly to meet our demanding needs and was huge asset as we negotiated complicated real estate processes. We've worked with her three times and recommended her to others.Tobias Lutterodt
Emily is a fantastic Realtor and the kind of advocate you need when buying or selling a home. We recently sold our first house with Emily and she helped us make informed decisions that led to the best possible outcomes. We would work with her again in a heartbeat.Amy & Josh
Nadine was an excellent broker throughout our entire buying and selling process. She went above and beyond the call of duty. Rob and I were at times shocked with her amazing and detail-oriented customer service. We don’t find that type of customer/client service in most places, so it was a wonderful surprise. We would recommend Nadine to everyone.Karen & Rob Bombino
My wife and I recommend Jason Wall to everyone because he’s someone we’ve come trust as an authority when it comes to real estate. We bought a house with another agent prior to working with Jason, and the process the second time around (selling and buying) with Jason was very different. His connection to the Seattle-area and deep knowledge about the place (and homes in general) comes with the bonus that he’s a reasonable person who will work with you until you find the home you want. His patience and communication skills are amazing, and when it came time to make offers and negotiate, we were so happy he was in our corner. If we ever buy or sell a home again, Jason Wall will be the first person we contact.Jared & Julie
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.Jamie Giganti
What a fortunate chance meeting at that open house last summer! Thanks for your attention over the months. I really appreciate your diligence and professional skills.Donita Payne
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!Aura & Dave
Ross was fantastic to work with, especially as first-time homebuyers. He answered all of our questions, no matter how silly, and was constantly available for us. We will recommend him to everyone we can!Jonathan & Sarah Lytle
Missy is a professional that is direct and proactive, a hard worker who always had our best interest at heart.Homebuyers
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!Brenna
Rarely is it easy to offer unhesitating praise for someone who has helped you in the plying of a trade. Ross Hartwich inspires such praise in me. I was in need of a new home, and I was, like many these days, unspeakably busy with ongoing commitments. I was going to require a really energetic alliance. I had spent a year or so relying on another agent who just didn't have that steam. Then I met Ross at an open house--he enthusiastically helped me make sense of the place I was looking at, to a level of probing specificity I had not encountered before. He took immediate and genuine interest in getting a feel for what I was drawn to, and after this first conversation, I was moved to contact him and enlist his services. Then, it was a matter of months, and this very particular and demanding customer found himself being helped into a home of remarkable rightness.Jed M.
Ross happily drove me to have a thorough look at every place either of us thought just might have a chance of being a good fit. This venture ranged into the dozens within weeks, but I found myself buoyed up by his optimism. I learned a great deal along the way, rapidly becoming a more deeply informed house-hunter. He spent time with me over snacks and coffee, offering reflections and insights, and he cultivated a thoughtful interest in how my search for a home fit into the larger scheme of my life.
When he saw me getting excited about a house about which he had concerns, he cautioned me. When he believed I might benefit by another look at a place I'd passed on, he encouraged me to go back there with him. When he saw my eyes grow weary with looking, he suggested a break. And, a good few times, when he heard discouragement in my voice, he reminded me confidently that something right would come along. And of course he was accurate.
When I did find the house I wanted to make my home, he offered every conceivable assist to help make it mine. He provided many hours of detailed strategic support, without which, I am sure, my offer would ultimately not have been accepted. And, once the house was mine, Ross continued--indeed, continues even now, months later--to help me in a variety of ways with the protracted business of making the changes that optimize and personalize a house for the long term.
I can see that Ross Hartwich is among those who love people generally, who take pleasure in playing parts in others' lives, and who find meaning in facilitating others' searches for fulfillment. Ross loves his work--you can see it, and he says it. He comes with a fine and rich combination of skill, inspiration, insight, savvy, and experience, as well as an openness to being surprised, an ability to stay on his toes and notice the unexpected. I did not imagine that I would wind up having such a good time searching for a house, especially in such a mad market as has recently prevailed. But I--no, we--really did have a great time, and it all went so very well! Ross's energy is incomparable, well-directed, reliable, and high-spirited.
If you want to find a home here in Seattle, you'd do well to work with Ross Hartwich. You can tell him I said 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.Aaron & Michelle Page
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.
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.Joe Biringer
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!!Ben & Molly
Karen, you did a marvelous job selling my home! It was great working with you; we made a super team. From the start we were “in sync” and were in step together all the way. It was a pleasure to work with you. The best to you in your future.Gordon Bennett & Alice Blonde
It was a pleasure working with Cle as first time home buyers. She was always available to answer all of our questions and show us homes any time of day to fit our schedule! She set us up with a great loan officer and had amazing communication with everyone involved throughout the buying process. She was also very familiar with home market trends in the Seattle area and coached us on how to be competitive buyers in this unique market. We'd highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home!!
This was our second time working with Peggy Smith and it was even better than the first. Peggy has such a great sense of the market and timing and we always know that we are in good hands.Kim & Erik Sandstrom
Peggy is a straight shooter who will always give you an honest, informed opinion. She was there whenever we had any questions, doubts, fears or concerns and was also available to give us advice, perspective and encouragement. We ended up pursuing a short sale and Peggy successfully guided us through the process and kept reminding us of our end goal. When we weren't sure that we were on the right path, Peggy assured us that we were and stuck with us. As a result, we are now living in a home we never dreamed we could possibly have-- and in our preferred location, to boot!
We truly value Peggy and everything she brings to the table. We could not have purchased our home without her and we will be forever grateful.
Barb, you always do a stellar job!Richard & Loraine G.
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.Lorraine H.
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!Michelle Wong (Seller)
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.J & J
Jason is a remarkable professional — he is full of integrity and guided us through both buying and selling our home in a patient and well-informed way. He uses none of the high-pressure tactics or other tricks. Instead, he provides clear, straight-forward, level-headed advice at each step along the way. We can’t recommend him strongly enough!Nancy & Ron
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!Jenn P. & Kevin S.
Claudine was the most wonderful partner in our home search and purchase. She exceeded our expectations in every way.Marcos Diaz and Deanna Nollette
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.Bob & Janet
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!
Thank you!Will H & Courtney C
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.Amy B. & Keith B.
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.Timi & Ed Hansen
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.Micahel K.
Terry was able to give a clear explanation of the process- 5 starsBarry and Laura
Terry provided good communication throughout the process- 5 stars
Terry listened to our needs- 5 stars
Terry was available to us throughout the whole transaction- 5 stars
In addition to the points highlighted above, we would like to mention that Terry was wonderful to work with. She helped us find a great house in the location we wanted. She connected us to an expert lender, a great home inspector and other professionals that made this transaction successful. Also, Terry helped put together the offer that was accepted! We would refer her to our family and friends.
"...easy and hassle-free"
“We loved working with Danny, it made buying our next place easy and hassle-free!”Ryan & Amanda B.
"...positive but realistic attitude"
“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!”Greg B.
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.Karen Matheson
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.Mike P.
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.Christine M. Ralph
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.
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.Jessica & Jon
It was such a pleasure to work with you, Barbara! Pat and I look forward to seeing you in Seattle.Nancy & Pat R.
Nadine was excellent to deal with during the entire (complicated) transaction!!! Thank you.Brian & Andrea Dodd
Missy Boone was the ultimate real estate agent-- kind, attentive to our needs at any time of the day or night, there when we needed her and also knowing instinctively when we did not. Very supportive to our every whim and need.
We loved working with her and would not hesitate to recommend her to our friends and family-- as a matter of fact, we've already sent some people her way.
If we ever have real estate needs in the future we will seek her out, no doubt. Loved her!Ellis & Karen Chong
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.Home Buyer
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.
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!
Ross is one of the best. I've been through the buying process before, however, this time it was selling AND buying. Negotiating the difficult Seattle market, my insane schedule, plus a tight budget didn't even seem to bother him a bit. Ross listens to his clients, taking into account the lifestyle, financial means, and individual needs and constructs a plan that puts as little stress on his client as possible.Rebecca C.
It was such a pleasure working with such a professional like Peggy. Peggy was very patient with us and wanted to make sure we got exactly what we were looking for... Even if it took 1 1/2 years!Chris Navarra
Her knowledge and confidence were appreciated in a very exciting yet scary process.
Peggy had great suggestions for us when selling our home. She has a great ability to get a house up and show it to sell.
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!Brenna Allen
Ross went above and beyond the expectations of a buying and listing agent! He was professional and knew when to listen and when to act. Thank you, friend!Paul & Jessica Kelley
....it has been so wonderful to have you representing us. Thank you for everything, mostly your insight, patience and kindness to both me and the sellers.Magnolia Buyer
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.Al Chaffee, Project 728 LLC
Peggy truly is one of the best. From beginning to end, she made buying and selling our home as smooth a process as possible. Peggy took time at the beginning of our search and really listened to what our hopes were in a home for one family over a long period of time. She helped us stay focused on our goals despite the timing of one search and sale of our current home being in the middle of the recession. Peggy has a big heart and the capacity to be very reasonable in the face of challenges. She expertly helped us prepare one home for sale, making wise recommendations that allowed us to get the best price and a quick close. Peggy has years of experience in real estate and prior careers as well that form her big picture perspective with her realtor acumen.Bill & Carey Demartini
I would recommend Peggy a hundred times over and am so grateful for the extra miles she she went on our behalf.
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!!Eric & Kaia
Thank you, Larry! I know this was not the easiest property to sell!Care Planning Associates
I can't sing your praises enough. Working with you was an absolute dream! Thank you for making the first time home buying process a breeze!Kacie
Ross was wonderful to work with, and we felt like we were in the best hands possible throughout the entire process. He provided great advice and wisdom, but also supported us in our decisions-- doing everything he could to make sure we had the best chance to get the house we truly wanted. Following our purchase, he's made sure we have everything we need and gone the extra mile to help us get settled in. Great experience and we're thrilled with our new home.Holly Houser & Adra
Jason helped me buy my first townhome in 2012. He grew up in Seattle and has been doing real estate sales for almost 20 years. His expertise in the Seattle market and inventory was tremendously advantageous, especially in the Greenlake/Wallingford/Fremont/Ballard areas where I was looking.Rachael
Jason patiently worked with me for over a year. He listened and understood what I wanted and could afford. What sets Jason apart from other agents is his approach. He offers advice and is assertive when need be, but not pushy or demanding. I never felt he was persuading me to purchase.
Jason’s responsiveness also makes him a great agent. Anytime I contacted him, he contacted me right back. If I wanted to see a place, he would work me into his schedule.
On top of all this, Jason has impeccable intuition and judgment. Making an offer is a gamble and quite nerve-wracking, but his sound advice during the process helped us draft the right offer. Now I have a home that I love!
Jason goes above and beyond what is required of an agent. I would give him my highest endorsement and recommendation to anyone searching for a home in the Seattle area.
Leslie went beyond expectations! She was knowledgeable and informative. We have bought three houses with Leslie and every time she provided excellent service. We will definitely work with her again!John & Regina Haslam
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.Greg & Pat
Thanks for all your hard work and for sticking with us during a trying closing process.Trish & John
It was a pleasure working with [Nadine] on the... transaction. I hope we will cross paths again sooner rather than later.Mary Huletz
Lisa is an extraordinary broker. Her ability to be out in front of all potential issues was amazing! She combines fabulous professionalism with wonderful warmth and charm. She jokes and says she is a full-service broker but when you are working with her it's a true gift, and much appreciated. Since I was living five states away, it's difficult to express what a difference it made to me. I came to Lake looking for a broker and ended up with a friend! (and a sale). Thanks, Lisa!Judy A
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.Dan & Kim Williams
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.KG
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!Kathleen
Thank you and keep up your excellent work!
I worked w/ Avenue One Residential for several years renting my condo. When I decided to sell, I asked my agent @ Avenue One for a Real Estate Broker referral, and I was given a few names and decided to go with Larissa Sweeney. She knows the business very well and I was very pleased with the end result. My place was staged and on the market & sold in no time. There were multiple offers and Larissa handled it very nicely. She negotiated the best possible price/terms for me, and the entire process was seamless. She is awesome! I would definitely work with her again!Dennis Lloyd
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.Heather V.
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.Barry Reiss (Seller/Buyer)
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.
Missy gave clear explanations, was a great communicator, listened well and was available throughout our transaction. We would refer her to our family and friends anytime!Julian & Alysan
I really can't think of anything more or better that you could have done for us, Claire! You are fantastic.Barbara B.
Ross really is as good as it gets in Seattle's crazy real estate market. He helped us buy our home in Seattle 3.5 years ago, after a somewhat picky, several month long search. We loved our home, and continued to rely on Ross for his home renovating and resale expertise as well as his extensive list of local contacts to help do some projects around the house.Victoria & Brent
When it came time to sell our home, despite several agent referrals from friends, we had no doubt we would ask Ross to help us again. In just a few short weeks, he was able to help us get the house on the market to take advantage of the spring selling season. He had a thorough list of ideas/easy fixes to get our home in top shape for showings, as well as a list of readily available contacts to do some painting and maintenance. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable about the market, he is also personable and compassionate, realizing how emotional selling a home can be and able to talk us through any concerns without ever pushing any agenda on us. When we put the house on the market, even this crazy market, we were still stunned and thrilled with the results. Our home received multiple offers well over what we expected and we know it was because of Ross's knowledge and assistance in getting our home to shine.
Though we know he must be very busy, Ross always makes us feel as if we are his most important clients and has been readily available by phone or in person to answer questions, calm worries, or relay information. He excels at making the steps toward closing go as smoothly as possible for all parties and eliminating our stress as much as possible. We really can't recommend Ross enough, and we're looking forward to having Ross on our side once again as we purchase our next home!
When my husband and I embarked on the project of looking for our first home together, he recommended that we work with Ms. Jackie Cohen. She helped my husband with the purchase of his first house a decade earlier in a similarly competitive market. He had nothing but positive feedback about his experience working with Jackie.Emily Chao
Jackie made quite an impression from the moment I met her. She is professional and at the same time, has a very warm disposition. She listened carefully to what our needs and desires are and worked these requirements into the price range we were considering. We could not devote a lot of time to house hunting during the week so we had to be organized on the weekends. Jackie did a superb job helping us prioritize by previewing houses during the week and providing us with a detailed summary so that our weekends of viewing could be productive. She is hardworking and reliable; she answers her emails within 24 hours and mostly within hours.
With every house we looked at, she was a sounding board, providing much insight drawing from her long years of experience in real estate. She strives to be objective and made us consider issues we would not otherwise have thought through but at the same time, she was mindful of all the emotion that is attached to purchasing a home. She remained patient and professional throughout the process. Jackie also made house hunting fun. Her great sense of humor is refreshing, especially when something unexpected came up.
After months of searching and looking at hundreds of houses, we made our first and only offer, Jackie was our advocate at all the crucial moments. She helped us strategize in a highly competitive market and she made sure that all the pieces were falling into places in a timely manner. The night before we made the offer, Jackie was with us until early morning. On the day of the offer, she updated us throughout the day. We got our lovely house without overpaying in a seller's market and we owe a great deal to Jackie's expertise.
As we unpacked our boxes and marveled at all the beautiful details in our new home, we came to realize just how grateful we are for the partnership we had with Ms. Cohen.
Outstanding job helping us get a home in Seattle! Thanks for your patience and the help getting all the paperwork complete. Your knowledge and expertise were so helpful. Thanks for our great new home.SL Baron
From beginning and throughout the process, Sydnie provided stellar yet personal service, always with a smile, and even managed to find time to exchange "mom" stories over paperwork. While this entire process could have been daunting, we felt completely taken care of every step of the way.The Brown Family
Without a doubt I am thrilled withour decision to hire Sydnie to sell our home.
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.Kimberly Somerson & Brandon Burg
Emily we can’t thank you enough for all the work you did on our behalf. We got our house because you went above and beyond our expectations to find a hole in the market where we could jump in. The house we ended up with is nicer and a better fit for us than anything we thought possible. We’re extremely thankful and couldn’t have asked for a better experience in working with a real estate agent.Adrian & Amelia
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.
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.Richard Wilkinson, President ICA – USA Board of Directors
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.
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!Laura G
In 1999 Teresa help me purchase my home in Seattle. She offered me a wonderful representative and we found a house within a couple of weeks of looking and I own this home for many years and loved it. In 2013 I asked Teresa to help me sell this home and she not only sold it but she help me get it ready for market. She sold it within three weeks. I will always use Teresa for my home sales or purchase.Ron
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.Jennier T.
This was our first experience with a Realtor. We had preconceived notions of how the experience would be and Nancy exceeded any/all expectations! Nancy was/is: amazing, knowledgeable, and personable. I can't imagine a more personable, professional Realtor. We were terrified of doing this, with a baby coming soon, and somehow Nancy managed to make it a fun, satisfying experience. I will always be recommending Nancy to anyone looking to buy.Ben & Teresa H.
Working with Kim was a pleasure. She is knowledgeable, respectful, and client-oriented, and made the sale of our home easy and successful. We appreciated her willingness to explore creative ways of helping us sell our house, and would recommend her without reservation.Robin & Matthew Richardson, Sellers
"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."Jonathan & Sarabeth S.
Justin and Andrew are a dream to work with, and we recommend them wholeheartedly. My wife and I have sold 4 houses, and we can attest that the process has never been so easy, nor so thoughtfully cared after. They felt like partners, and helped us find the right amount of spending to really show off our property in its best light. They put their own time and money into the staging, and used their own contacts to help us with last-minute paint, drywall, landscaping and more. We had an aggressive timeline — and Justin’s wife was due in the middle of it! — but they worked together to make it happen in less than a month, taking care of hundreds of little details along the way. For peace of mind, confidence, and complete coverage, go with the Mellon brothers.Lizzy
I represented the buyers on a home that Missy listed at a very competitive price and staged beautifully. We were one of 14 offers. Missy was a true professional and a pleasure to work with. She returned my phone calls in a timely manner and tried to answer any questions that my buyers had. I would recommend her real estate services at any time. I hope I have the opportunity to work with her again.Colleen McCann, Managing Broker, Windermere Real Estate -- Wall Street Inc.
Justin Mellon used his extensive local connections to find a house that fit me perfectly, then negotiated a fantastic deal that helped me to realize my personal dream of being a homeowner in the Ballard neighborhood. I am better off today financially and personally because of his expertise and integrity. I highly recommend this guy.Bryan S.
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.Tanya Treat
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.
Nadine is great to work with and I now consider her a friend.Gayle Simpson
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.Homebuyer
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.
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.
"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."Natalie and Mike G
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!Jan & Joan Short
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!Brittny Nielsen
Teresa is the best. She worked with us for nearly 2 years to help us find the best house for our needs. Teresa is very patient and knowledgable. She was able to work with our schedule, and very easy to get along with.sk and bhatt
As a first time homebuyer in an economic downturn, it was hard to make the jump to home ownership from renting. I had a lot to learn about the process and the commitment. Kristen Cramer had helped my mom get into a home when we had first moved to Washington. I chose Kristen after seeing how she had kept my mom’s best interests paramount.Colin Proctor
Kristen understood my taste almost immediately. It was so nice to have confidence in letting Kristen do the looking for me. When we were at properties, Kristen was very considerate. She let me form my own opinions. When I needed information, she was spot on. I never felt pressured in any of the 40 something houses we looked at. She was always available as well. We were looking at places almost daily.
Overall, I really felt that Kristen helped me to get into the perfect home. Her guidance and knowledge were priceless. I would definitely recommend Kristen to any of my friends, and will certainly be calling her in the future myself.
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.Phil & Danica
Emily worked around the clock to quickly answer all our questions, coordinate busy schedules and demanding logistics, and negotiate on our behalf. (I don't think she ever took more than two hours to answer an email!). She is extremely professional, yet also personable and fun. With Emily you can rest assured that you have a relentless advocate in your corner who is dedicated to finding you the home of your dreams!Andrea
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!Claudia & Bruce Lawrey
Peggy's knowledge and patience were greatly appreciated. We were looking for our dream home and didn't want to settle. It took a while to find what would work for our family-- a home that we could be truly happy in. Peggy was quick to show us houses throughout the year and long process. She would help point out good and not so good qualities about each property. I had confidence in Peggy's knowledge and ability to meet deadlines, communicate with other agents professionally and respectfully, and to keep us in the loop throughout the process. We may have been her longest clients but we appreciated her time and patience. We didn't want to feel rushed. She was a great partner to work with! Thank you!Brandi & David Smith
We were new to the Seattle area and were looking for an investment property. Larissa was referred to us by her broker and we were glad that we had Larissa representing us because she knows the hot Seattle real estate market very well. We were looking at a few areas and had certain needs for our investment property. Larissa listened and understood our needs and she was able to help us find a property that met our needs. The whole real estate experience was seamless with Larissa as our real estate agent. She was really on top of things helping us with negotiations with the listing broker and loan agent as well as assisting with the home inspection. We could not have closed the deal without her close attention to details.
There are many great real estate agents out there and we feel Larissa is definitely one of those special ones. We highly recommend Larissa as a real estate agent and will definitely look her up again if we need to purchase or sell a property.
Thank you Larissa – you’re the best!Albert & Sandy
Sydnie is by far the most personable, professional, dedicated and knowledgeable agent I have worked with during my 13 year real estate career. She has an impressive communication style and makes you feel like you are her only client. She will work hard for you on every aspect of the transaction. She helped me get top dollar for my house and assisted with staging, contractor contacts, and expert advice and negotiation. I highly recommend you hire Sydnie whether you are buying or selling.Jannicke Tvedt
It is difficult in today’s age to find someone who you trust. That search stopped when I talked to Jason Wall for the first time. I have purchased two homes from Jason and he has sold one for me so far. I will continue to use and would recommend Jason to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.Andrew
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.Tomi & Colleen Ozora
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 woudln'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.
I enjoyed working with Justin through the entire process of selling our house. He helped navigate a complex situation and greatly assisted in the process of getting the house ready for market by coordinating with painters, landscapers, and other contractors. Once the house was listed, he worked hard to show the house and we accepted a strong offer shortly afterward. Even in a strong sellers' market having the right marketing strategy is key to getting an optimum outcome and moving towards a fast closing with all the details in place. I couldn't be happier with Justin's efforts and the results.Elliot
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.Tom and Acesha Harvey
We appreciate all your hard work. Thank you.
There is no way we would have felt as comfortable and confident in our house hunting/home buying process if it weren't for Justin! His patience, knowledge, and professionalism made this experience such an exciting time for me and my husband! We enjoyed the other team members that Justin recommended as well, ie: mortgage broker + escrow company. There was such a great level of respect and professionalism throughout!Erika W.
Teresa was right on top of things, she always had an answer to any questions we had and was very prompt when returning our calls. She was very helpful when it came to picking out colors for painting different rooms in the house. She knew how to market and show our house as it sold after being listed for only 3 days. I would highly recommend Teresa for her expertise in real estate.
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.Genessa Ottomann
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.”
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!Heather Deixler
Peggy Smith helped me successfully negotiate a condo purchase in 2004 and a house purchase in 2011. During both transactions, she was knowledgeable; answered all of my (hundreds) of questions in language I could easily understand; responded immediately; and held my hand when needed. She has a warm and friendly personality, and she worked cooperatively and ethnically with all of the people involved in the transactions. However, she is also a savvy negotiator and can easily take a strong stance when the situations requires it. She referred me to lenders and other service providers necessary to make the transactions happen, and all of them were top-notch professionals. I consider Peggy to be "my real estate agent," and I highly recommend her with no reservations!Theresa Redfern
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!Ryan & Stephanie
"...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."Aniket D.
Thanks so much for your persistence in finding “the place”. I am having so much fun decorating. It is the right place at the right time.Marcia
Ray is conscientious and a powerful advocate. He was especially helpful dealing with the mortgage company for my bridge loan when that process was about to delay the closing. I felt I could count on him to answer questions honestly --or to find answers to any questions I had within minutes. His promptness is astounding. He is good-humored no matter what is going on, but not pushy. I felt like I was his only client.Pat D.
Linda was a godsend in the homebuying process - with my husband deployed and navigating the home buying process for the first time, there's nobody else I would have preferred to work with. After having to leave a different realtor who was non-responsive and cost us the opportunity to bid on multiple homes we wanted, Linda was punctual, supportive and was truly a friend who made the process low-stress, exciting, and easy to understand. Many Thanks!Shannon & Ben
Thanks for helping us purchase our place! We appreciate your insight and staying on top of everything. Looking forward to getting the condo sold next.The Skirvens
"...professional, super responsive, and flexible"
We decided to work with Danny because we knew him through friends, the Ballard Community, and Whittier Elementary. We were confident that he would be reasonable and fair on both sides in this crazy Seattle housing market. We were looking to sell rather quickly due to circumstances after being in this house for over 10 years. We didn’t want to spend a lot of money upfront on updates or getting it ready to sell. Danny came in with a great plan to save money upfront with just the required updates he suggested based on his experience and well trained eye. He also was able to suggest a firm and confident market selling price that wouldn’t be too high or low to meet our timeline and expected return on investment. Danny and his team were always professional, super responsive, and flexible throughout the entire process. From initial planning, to staging, pricing through closing we had the best experience and I would highly recommend Danny and his team for any future real estate needs to anyone. He made it simple, stress free, and we sold feeling confident about our decisions that he helped us with. Thank you Danny!Ryan & Jacqueline B.
Karen, we are so grateful for your guidance throughout the entire process. From the moment we met you, you carefully listened to our circumstances and timing preferences. Based on our input you were able to suggest a reasonable plan that met our requirements.
Everything from Day 1 to closing unfolded as though you scripted the entire transaction.
Well done and many thanks!Neil Birnbaum & Carol Lasley
Thanks for all your amazing hard work on both our sale and purchase! We really appreciated all the extra effort.Leslie & Bill Johnson
Thanks for helping us navigate the home buying process! We are so happy in the new house--everything about it ended up being perfect for us. We're really glad to have worked with you guys; your expertise and referrals throughout the process kept everything running smoothly and made everything much easier and less stressful for us.Marc & Molly
For those of you looking to buy a home in the Seattle area. . .I'm sorry. The market is going absolutely insane right now in terms of high demand and low supply. It is a frustrating process, but here is my advice, contact Joseph ASAP. My wife and I started looking for places back in October/November 2015 and reached out to several agents. They were either exceedingly negative (e.g. you don't have enough money to buy in this market), or exceedingly optimistic (this run down piece of crap just needs a little TLC: it doesn't matter that the walls are literally falling down). We even went so far as to contact agents from Redfin and were extremely disappointed with the utter lack of knowledge. That is when we found Joseph.Nathan W.
In the modern world, the days of telling agent what you want and having him show you a dozen homes or so isn't really around. Rather, with online tools and the extremely fast sales it has become a race of sorts. Scour the MLS database until something somewhat hits your interest and get out to see it THAT day and decide, otherwise you might be left behind, or miss out.
Joseph was great in a few key areas. First, he was extremely responsive and available. Even with last minute, "this just came on the market we need to look at it now" phone calls, he was able to accommodate nearly every whim we had, which is above and beyond every other agent we talked to. The second key area of excellence was his depth of knowledge, not just of the real estate market, nor just his knowledge of what it takes to win an offer/bidding war, but also his knowledge regarding homes, buildings, fixing, costs and all of the other things people often don't realize they should know. We would walk into a home and he would do what I call an "impromptu inspection", tell you what was wrong, what needed to be fixed, how difficult it is to do this, and/or how expensive it would be to pay someone else. I believe that this knowledge comes from his years (decades?) of experience as a landlord. This has given him a special set of skills that I have not seen in any other agents. The final thing I want to touch on regarding Joseph is his understanding of what it takes to win an offer. It's not just that he can tell you things that can help, but it is that he can explain the WHY and the HOW of offer details. For example, assume that you are about to put in an offer on a hot property and are fairly certain that it will end in a bidding war (typical of Seattle right now). He has the knowledge of tips and tricks, concessions, etc. that can make your offer stand out from the others. While other agents may know of some tips/tricks, with Joseph it is different. He really knows the game and he can explain, in ELI5 terms, what it is that you are conceding/agreeing to and why it makes your offer more powerful.
Joseph was a great agent and I credit his knowledge in getting us, not the home of our dreams (we're not multi-millionaires), but a hot home in the neighborhood we have come to love. TL;DR: He knows his stuff.
An investing partner and I recently worked with Joseph on a rental property purchase. We were hugely impressed with Joseph's talent for real estate. My business partner and I had worked with other realtors in this past, but it became quickly apparent that Joseph was operating on a whole other level. His intimate knowledge of the local market, extensive experience as an investor himself and sage advice were absolutely invaluable. Joseph is now clearly our number one choice for real estate deals.Mike
“We recommend him highly to prospective buyers or sellers.”
We flew into Seattle to look for a condo home, specifically in a complex we found on the internet that appeared to meet our needs. David, who we had met previously, jumped into action when we told him we were coming. He visited the condo complex, talked to management, examined several units and collected written information on our proposed condo and several others he thought might be interesting. The next day he drove us to the condo complex in south Seattle, showed us several units and introduced us to the management rep. After overnight consideration and consultation with David we went to visit the chosen unit again and decided to make an offer, which he handled with aplomb. Our offer was accepted amid spirited bidding and in only a four-day period we had found our new home, completed paperwork, lodged earnest money and were on our way to closing three weeks later. David handled the entire transaction with skill and tact and we recommend him highly to prospective buyers or sellers.Nancy and Paul A.
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!Michelle & Peter Murphy
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!Aleksandra & Marcin
Ross is a wonderful person. He listens to our needs, concerns, and requirements. We are the first time home buyer. Ross help out during the entire process and educate us a lot. He always pt our needs above everything and he does not settle with a "so so" house. He find us a house that fits all of our requirements. He let us control the whole process from making an offer to closing the house. Thank you!Nam Tram
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.Katherine E.
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.
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!Christine Tawatao
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.Dan & Karina
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.Karyn Johnson & Chad Siefel
We are very happy with our whole home buying experience!Shannon & Craig Maas
Thank you so much! You were a huge part of making this process so easy for us.
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!Brandi
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.Sarah, Seattle WA
My wife and I met Justin at an open house he held and asked him to list our house for sale about a year later. At first we were unsure about selling our beloved home, but we were sure to hold onto Justin's contact info. From the time he first saw our house till we decided to sell, Justin was very patient, considerate and helpful.Andrew H.
He provided good advice about improvements to make, and others not to worry about.
Upon listing our house he was consistently available to us, and provided the expertise we needed to make the most informed decisions at each step of the process.
Justin was integral to the success of our sale, and we were very satisfied with his service.
We would rank him a 10 out of 10 if polled, and have referred him to friends since our sale.
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.Nate B.
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!Nadine Waldmann
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.Chad Richardson
Thanks for all you do! I truly enjoyed working with you!Christy C.
Missy was great throughout the process of buying our house. We are very happy with our house.Michael & Laila Chavez
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.Talia & Justin T.
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.Deb Nelson
Kim is a caring honest professional, felt as if our needs came first, savvy business sense, knowledgeable in terms of sale and purchase, very accessible with a positive attitude always, she worked well with other agents and potential buyers.Pat Tilden, Seller & Buyer
Rick and I were able to trust David and Nadine 100% with the process, which proved to be extremely important in such a stressful life event. David and Nadine are "all pro" and [we] wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to friends and family interested in selling property.Rick & Julie Proctor
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 feel so lucky that I chose Missy to help me complete two home transactions this year. She is professional and experienced. Whenever she encountered interruptions she would quickly respond and get solutions. I could rely on her throughout the process without me present. She is like my angel, helping me buy the new home that I enjoy very much and sold my home smoothly. I definitely will keep in touch with her for future needs and I will refer her to people that I know. She is 100 scored!Ingrid & Arthur Hung
We had a fantastic experience working with Barb! As first time homebuyers, she was very good about walking us through the process and was extremely responsive.Kyla & Tom Blair
Thanks Claire, I woke up feeling pretty good this morning and have stopped worrying thanks to your constant encouragement.West Seattle Seller
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.Jen P.
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.
Great end to end service. See full review on Redfin.
Thank you Missy!Craig K.
You were trustworthy and an expert in the areas of staging, pricing, and selling of the property down to the last line of paperwork.Brad Gililland & Linda Hall-Gililland
Barbara is a very experienced realtor and cares for her clients throughout the listing and buying process. We experienced this through several successful closings with her. We would not hesitate to use her again. Thank you and keep up the good work.Joseph & Stella
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!Diane Baron
Lisa took the time to learn what we were looking for and made sure to keep us informed of what was “new” on the market. Her approach was thorough and never pushy. We recommend her to others who are looking for a home, and we will definitely have her sell and find our next home.David & Natalie, Seattle, WA
I have never seen such a consummate professional - in real estate or other fields. Cle works extremely hard for her clients, and we benefit tremendously.Rachel B.
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.Cassie & Joseph Peha
The housewarming is coming in the next couple months!
Ray is an old friend of 20+ years and is as honest, caring, and detail-oriented as he was when I first knew him. His follow-up is superb and he overlooks nothing. This was a complex transaction and took good minds to solve it.Judy B.
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.Browyn Parry, Buyer
I am writing to provide my strongest endorsement of Ross Hartwich as a realtor. Ross excelled in all phases of the real estate process - from deep knowledge, which aided in the house hunt, to exceptional customer service and responsiveness, which was critical during the closing process, to his follow through in getting us fully settled in our new home. Bottom line - Ross was a dream broker who greatly exceeded all expectations.Kevin O.
Ross has detailed knowledge of home renovation, which proved extremely useful in the house hunting process. The homes I looked at ranged from 20-100 years old, and their needs regarding updating and maintenance also fell along a wide spectrum. Without a background in this area myself, I really had little knowledge about the time, costs, and other challenges (e.g. permits) that go along with renovating or updating a house. For these scenarios and for houses that were already updated by the previous owner, Ross was able to give us sound advice regarding what we would be getting ourselves into. He provided candid feedback when asked, but never provided an unsolicited view regarding the aesthetics or other matters of personal taste in a house. In other words, he put the customer first, and drew on his background to help them make the best decision that was right for their needs. Ultimately, this helped us make our choice of home with greater confidence than we otherwise would have had.
Once we found our house, Ross also proved to be an exceptional negotiator and excelled during the contract and closing process, where his responsiveness was second to none. Ross' counsel on our entering offer and negotiating strategy proved spot on: we got the house we wanted on our first try; we paid slightly less than we were expecting; and because Ross was able to move so fast and conduct personal outreach with the seller's agent, we avoided a bidding war. Throughout the contract and closing process, Ross was always reachable and was incredibly responsive. Even better, he often didn't wait for us to call. Instead, he anticipated questions and took the initiative to reach out, and walk us through our questions or the next steps in the process. He took a complicated process, made it simpler and easier, thereby taking the worry out of it for us.
Ross understands that his role as an agent doesn't stop once the contract is accepted. Instead, he went the extra mile to ensure that we got moved in and settled as seamlessly as possible. For example, Ross used his network of vendors to help us arrange painting, carpeting, and moving services immediately following closing, but prior to us moving in. This ensured the moving process was both efficient and smooth. And, best of all, the house already felt like ours once we moved in. In addition, Ross did a number of small things that just made the move a little better; for example, he brought us over dinner the night of our move knowing that we wouldn't have all of our kitchen items unpacked. For big things or small, Ross is incredibly thoughtful.
In sum, there is not any aspect of my experience with Ross where I was disappointed. I hope we stay in our home for a long time. But if we ever move, I will certainly use Ross again to sell my house. In the interim, I am already recommending him to as many people as I can.
We had a great experience when we bought a house with Kristen in 1999 and she worked hard when we sold our house in early 2004, especially as we only had a two month window to sell before heading out of Seattle on an extended trip. When the time came to buy again in Seattle, we did not hesitate to return to Kristen for our real estate needs. Kristen worked hard to find a house which was handicapped accessible, within driving distance from our daughter's school, had plenty of office space, had a nice yard and was within our price range. A tall order! However, she found exactly that. Additionally she led us smoothly through the offer process, the inspection report and even brought the closing documents to our apartment, for signing. Absolutely recommended, provided great service all through the process of finding and buying a home.Gordon & Kristen Scott
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...)
Thank you!Aram Pierce
We love Ross! Excellent job!Kate Hettiger
You went far beyond anything I expected with my home purchase. I'll recommend you to anyone and hope to have reason to work with you again.Lynn O.
Brad & Nancy (Carroll), THANK YOU for taking the best care of us we could have hoped and dreamed of! Everyone you recommended to us were such fine folks, people we felt we could trust and were comfortable with. We are thrilled the way you went to bat for us, prompting us in many ways you knew could help us with the deal. We feel that you are just "real" people who care about community, who care about professionalism, and care about your clients. It's a relief to work with people who share our morals and ethics.April & Dave
Ross was great. He really went the extra mile for me and provided invaluable advice throughout the sales process.Kevin S.
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.Colette & Tom, Seattle WA
Please consider Lisa in your agent search. You won't regret it.
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.Scott Reid
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.
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.Barbara Allendoerfer
Lisa has amazing gifts of patience and compassion. Searching for a home in this market was stressful, exhausting, and led to considerable burnout. She always knew what to do to keep us moving, ever giving us the necessary pace to take breaths and regroup. She also made the process fun at times. Thank you for all your hard work, Lisa!Jessica & Taijo
The home buying process can be extremely scary and sketchy to say the least. While you're juggling price versus size versus yard space versus versus the neighborhood, there are a lot of people out there with their own agendas trying to make a quick buck off you. Unfortunately, the process of buying our home did not go as smoothly as we had hoped. The actual paperwork and negotiations went really well, but after we got the keys and showed up at the house for the first time there were a lot of things missing--the microwave, light fixtures, mirrors,etc. The lawn was unkempt and the property was not what we agreed upon in our contract. Suddenly, the excitement of buying our first home turned into resent. We worked with Justin to draft a letter to the sellers asking them to return the items. The selling agent didn't even care to help do the right thing. They basically said..so what...we all got paid already. After a few days of battling back in forth, Justin finally stepped in and took care of the lawn and reimbursed us for the items. It was not his responsibility, we really thought it was that of the sellers, but he stepped in anyways. Moral of the story..if you don't have a trustworthy, professional, and hardworking agent on your side, you can easily get taken for. Justin was exactly this, and my husband and I could not be happier with the process and the results. He kept our best interests in mind and helped us find exactly what we were looking for. I never once felt pressured into buying something that wasn't the right fit for us. Additionally, his overall knowledge on building construction/history, and all of the tiny little house details was amazing. He truly knows his stuff, and it's a privilege to have him on your side.Diane T.
"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.Julie & Todd K.
5 stars across the board without exaggeration or hyperbole. I have not met an agent yet with deeper knowledge of Seattle’s many, and very distinct, neighborhoods. Jason is old school Seattle, knows this city, the market and his business like the back of his hand. It’s so comforting to have an agent who just “knows”. When your agent literally remembers half the houses you’re seeing, from previous showings, previous sales, or just because the guy is insanely well informed, it makes the experience a lot more about finding the perfect place to hang your hat and less about researching street parking and bus lines. For folks moving in from out of State you will not find more sound advice regarding neighborhoods; for locals you’ll find Jason knows the ins and outs of almost every Seattle ‘hood. I think he’s lived in most of them! Hey locals, Jason is Seattle through and through. I have recommended Jason to many people and have received much gratitude in return. It’s rare you can recommend a service or business without any caveat or hesitation. In terms of his chops as an agent I can say I’ve only ever paid less than I expected, and received more than I expected – period. Can’t really beat that. I have no horror stories to share with other home buyers – I have never had a paperwork snafu, never had a date missed, never had anything but exactly what Jason said would happen, when he said it would happen, exactly as he described. Not to say there weren’t inspection issues, negotiations, last minute change-ups – but we knew what to expect, Jason prepared us for anything and everything. Even with no surprises, we still came up with stupid questions, and Jason makes himself available with a phone call and seems to always have the answer. I just can’t recommend Jason highly enough; it’s a no-brainer.Liz & Noah
This was one of the best experiences that we have had. Aside from the entire transaction, we feel that we have made valued new friends with Nadine and David and would not hesitate to refer them to anyone.Larry & Jayne Ruccione
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!John & Brandi
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.Byron
We love Patty! Over our many years in the Pacific Northwest we successfully bought and sold three houses in the Seattle area. A friend referred Patty to us and we used her as our Realtor for each real estate transaction.Rob & Carole Ann Bracco
Her calm demeanor, honest opinions (when solicited), and extensive knowledge regarding the buying and selling process served us well and were much appreciated. Patty is organized, timely, available, and works well with others. Buying and selling felt stressful at times, but Patty was always on top of things and it helped us feel calmer knowing we were in very competent hands. We highly recommend Patty and couldn't imagine using any other agent.
Superb job considering long-distance negotiations and difficult seller.Wayne Hansen
Happy to be a reference anytime!
Barbara is just great! She is very responsive in communicating and readily available to answer questions.
Her experiences in real estate and ability to get to know and understand her clients enables her to provide meaningful insight and sound advice.
And her engaging personality and calm, patient demeanor makes the whole process fun and enjoyable.
I bought my first two houses with Barb and will not hesitate to contact her again when it comes time to buy again.Danielle and Jacob Gent
Ray was wonderful! He was always on top of things, kept us well-informed and negotiated an outstanding price for our home. I had so much confidence in Ray, my anxiety was minimal. I really appreciated Ray's honesty, enthusiasm, intelligence, and humor. I will always consider Ray my agent.Bethany W.
Sam is top-notch! She quickly found a home that's a perfect fit for my needs and price range. Sam was thorough and helpful at every step of the process, and such a pleasure to work with! Not only do I have a new home - I have a new friend!
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.Deborah & Steve, Boise, ID
Joseph is very knowledgeable of the greater Seattle area and made looking/buying painless. Readily available by phone or in person, punctual, and friendly. His sound advice and shrewd negotiating made buying our first rental property super easy. Will use Joseph again and strongly recommend to friends and family.Joe & Tovi
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.Michael & Teck
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.Justin Johnson & Shelly Guzman-Johnson
Barb exhibited the highest degree of professionalism that if we could have hoped for in our broker and yet she was also very warm and personal. I especially loved how she listened to all our needs and concerns - as individual members of our family and as a whole family. Barb is really the best!Lina & Ken F.
Not only was Cle a pleasure to work with--but someone we wanted to spend hours of our day with, but she was incredibly responsive, accommodating, and when she didn't have answers she worked with her colleagues to find them. She always figured out a way, even with baby in tow, to react quickly to the crazy market we are in to make sure we could see every place and have all the information we needed to make a decision. We are very grateful to Cle and everything she did for us. We would recommend her services to anyone.Steve Fenigstein & Kelley Lancaster
Leslie, you are the best!Barbara & David Graves
Carolyn’s service was personal and excellent! Carolyn was fantastic and really helped us narrow our house hunting by only showing homes in our price range with the amenities we wanted in our first home. We would highly recommend Carolyn to other buyers. She is terrific and so patient. She did not pressure us to make an offer until we were completely satisfied with our choice! Thanks, again!Mike & Lisa
Living in Idaho, and selling a home in Seattle, with absolutely no free time, seemed to be a near impossible task. How could we get the house ready to sell, after 4 years of renters? When would we find time to move our things into storage? The yard is a mess, when are we possibly going to be there to clean up and make it presentable? How will we afford to do all this? One meeting with Ross and it all became clear and easy.Scott McCoubrey & Leslie Bray
Ross immediately laid out the plan for us. He would have the folks he works with come in and re finish the hardwoods, paint the inside of the house, fix and repair everything that needed fixing. He could arrange to have the yard cleaned up and new plants, etc., would make it look like new. If I arrange for a storage unit, Ross could even get the yard workers to move all of our stuff into storage and dispose of anything that was no longer usable.
How could we afford all this? Ross set those fears to rest and guaranteed a price range we could afford. Not only would he arrange to have all the work needed to maximize the sell ability of our house, get us moved out and have the house staged for showing, but also would arrange for us to settle these expenses with the funds generated by the sale and closing of the house!!
This all sounded great!! We set the date to list the house and we returned to Idaho to continue our life. 1 week before that date, while in Seattle on business, this being my first trip back since our original meeting with Ross, I had no idea where we were in the process. Much to my chagrin, Ross had followed through on every piece of the plan he set forth in our first meeting. He even showed up to help me move the final pieces of furniture out of the house for his guys to move to the storage shed I had arranged. As we did this, the stagers showed up and by the end of the day the house looked amazing and was ready to list.
Best of all, after 5 days on the market, our house was sold for about $80,000 over the price we listed it for. Ross's prep work, professional approach and knowledge of the Seattle market, yielded a sale well above our expected selling price. With a few electronic signatures, the whole deal closed about 1 month after the day our renters moved out. We are already in contract and about to close on our dream home here in Sun Valley ID.
I would recommend anyone selling, or buying a home, in the Seattle area, take advantage of this amazing resource!!
Thank you Ross for making this process a pleasure!!
In addition to being extremely knowledgeable about real estate and what is happening in the RE market, Barbara Nelson is also a skilled negotiator. She is dilligent, helpful, and patient. Barbara advised me during the purchase of my home, and during the contract process she explained the various clauses and answered numerous questinos about the multiple forms and reports. Barbara was available during the entire process from our initial discussions through to the house closing. She is calm under pressure which was helpful while awaiting contract responses. She also has excellent resources for inspections and repair. I will absolutely contact Barbara about RE matters in the future.Kathleen Russell
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!Namrata B. & Jijo J.
Thanks for helping me purchase this property! Your communication was great, and you listened to my needs throughout.Amy Anderson
My husband and I were first-time home buyers and Joseph's expert knowledge of Seattle real estate market and outstanding dedication to find us a home of our dreams was invaluable. He was always available to us throughout the whole process by his cell and email and always took time to address any of our concerns. He referred us to excellent mortgage brokers, home inspectors and contractors. He was there to immediately arrange showings of any properties we thought we might like, including the ones which got on market just seconds ago. Finally, he was able to negotiate an excellent purchase price for us for the beautiful, fully renovated home in a highly sought-after Seattle neighborhood with the best elementary school for our kids. I don't know what inside knowledge and tricks he used, but, in the end, the house was ours, not our competitor's. To put it shortly, with Joseph on our side, the whole home buying process in quite tough Seattle seller's market was hassle free and very successful. I am recommending Joseph now to any of my friends who would like to buy real estate in Seattle, for investment or personal use. Why to settle for less when Joseph can get you what you truly want.Katya & Sergey
Kristen has helped me both buy and sell more than one house. She has great knowledge of the real estate market and is wonderful to work with. Highly professional in all of her dealings. I plan to work with her again in the future.Autumn Stensen
Claire is a hustler who will go the extra mile...U District Buyer
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!Jenny & Mark Edwards
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.Wendy Baer
This guy is very good at what he does. He is helpful, down to earth, hardworking and honest.Victor Simon
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.Ryan & Esther Smith
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.Scott Voltz
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.
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 to me. You are an outstanding realtor and I will highly recommend you to my friends. I wish the best for you.Kim
Was extremely impressed with service!David G.
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.Beverly K.
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.Kurt & Cecilia Archuleta
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!
Christine was great! We learned a lot and were glad to have her help and expertise. She made the process painless, and always available to meet up or answer questions. Thanks Christine! And thanks Lake!Eric S. & Allyson P.
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.Jarrod K.
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.
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.Jennifer O'Connor
We had a fabulous experience with you and would highly recommend you to everyone!Drake Williams
Justin and Andrew helped us every step of the way as we navigated the sale of our first house. They did extensive research so we could price the house appropriately and get it on the market as quickly as possible. They have a great network of resources, including photographers, painters, and stagers, who made our house look amazing. One of them was always available to answer our questions and keep things under control, even when we were feeling overwhelmed. I appreciate their easy-going demeanor and professionalism which made everything run smoothly for us. They are a great team and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for support in either the sale or purchase of a home.Matt & Mindy
We couldn't be more appreciative for your patience, kindness, intelligence (job-oriented and interpersonal), sense of humor, mothering skills, flexibility, and on and on and on! I can't imagine a better guide for a home search-- not only are you great at your job, you are truly a great person.Jenny, Andrew, and Noah Lohman
Leslie is the absolute best!Maggie A. & Ian C.
I cannot say enough positive statements about my interactions w/ Leslie and her work on my behalf.
Anyone I know would be lucky to have Leslie as their partner/agent.Sloane P.
If you want an agent that will atom tirelessly. Joseph is the one who would work endlessly till you find the right house. Joseph showed me numerous buildings and was knowledgeable about the property and the neighborhood.Simon
We were very lucky to have had the assistance from Barbara Nelson. She facilitiated the process of selling our old house and purchasing our new condo. Barbara was very professional and has excellent insight. She is the best!Ann Lyster and Kelly Landreth
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.Peter & Nancy, Seattle WA
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!Nick & Courtney Juhl
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.Max Sutlin (Seller/Buyer)
Kim was great! She was so attentive to all my home buying needs! Buying a home was one of the most challenging experiences of my life; Kim's help was an invaluable asset. The caring and warmth that Kim gave turned buying a house into creating a home.Shannon Howard, Buyer
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 liason 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!Laurie & Melvin Cheu
Kristen Cramer is a true professional. I have hired her on more than one occasion and I am always impressed with her ability to provide a service above and beyond her peers. I recommend her without hesitation.Aaron A. Pelley
Thank you for holding my hand and walking me thru the process of buying and selling my condo. You have been so supportive and kind. Taking me to so many condos in the search, allowing tears and understanding, facilitating the lender decision, boxes, tape and more. So many thoughtful touches make me feel very grateful for your help.Shirley
We are so pleased with our experience working with you! As first time home buyers, your ability to answer questions before we knew to ask them was so helpful. You anticipated potential issues and were proactive in dealing with them. We really felt that you worked so hard to ensure we were confident and happy with our decision making process. Our best interests were clearly your first consideration.Zach and Meredith Cartwright
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.John and Marti Byrd
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!
Being a single female first time home buyer in the Seattle was daunting, to say the least. I started the housing search with vague sense of what I was looking for and not 100% sure I would ever be able to find it. Ross came highly recommended through friends who had recently purchased a home in Seattle. He was a HUGE asset and can't imagine having gone through the process without him. He was incredibly helpful in guiding me every step of the way and making it feel much less formidable (and actually enjoyable). I never felt pressured or rushed. He helped me to distill exactly what I was looking for and to educate me on all aspects to consider when purchasing my first home. He remained optimistic and encouraging. I always felt like I was his one and only client: very responsive, flexible and frequently available at a moments notice.Emily C.
Ultimately, it took me close to a year before I eventually found the home that I ended up buying. By the time I found my "dream home" I felt confident, prepared and knowledgeable. Ross helped craft a highly competitive offer that ultimately beat our seven others. He exceeded my expectations of his role as a realtor in multiple regards. After I was settled in my new home, Ross continued to make himself available: he helped unstick my windows that were painted shut, lent me tools, gifted me a black and white copy of a 1918 photo of the home, and remained available for anything that came up.
Ross is EXCELLENT, hands down. If possible, I would give him more than five stars. If you're looking for one of the best realtors in Seattle, look no further!
Barb--we would not have taken this journey with anyone but you! Thank you so much for all your time and patience. You're the best!Lorra Cornetet & David Meissner
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 :)Amber & Steve
It was a pleasure working with you. Thank you!Arina
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.Amber S.
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!!
I can not say enough good things!Terra P.
My husband and I were first time home buyers without a clue in the world as to where to start. Justin held our hand through out the process and got us into a home we love and is just right for us.
He is attentive, thoughtful, and thorough. We always felt like he had our best interest in mind and never felt like we were being pushed into or sold on a house we didn't want.
We met with 3 agents and decided to work with Justin for all of the reasons outlined in the previous reviewers comments. So happy it worked out. We will definitely call Justin should we ever decide to sell or buy again!
Thank you so much for helping me fin the perfect townhouse! You are an amazing broker-- I really lucked out. You definitely went above and beyond the call of duty in every sense. You are very patient, accommodating, and most importantly, knowledgeable of the whole process. You made what could have been a very stressful process FUN.Whitney
I knew right away I wanted Justin to be my real estate agent. He has been helpful in so many ways. His ideas and advice brought the sale of my house to a quick and successful end. I would recommend him completely.Nancy Gjerde Smith
I have worked with Nadine several times and have had a great experience at all times. Although none of these transactions have been simple, Nadine was in top of any problems that arose and handled it professionally and with patience. Nadine is a joy to work with.David M
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.Rebecca
This was our first home purchase and Rachel made the process so clear to us. She took our requirements and found the perfect house for us. She was always optimistic about finding the perfect place and during the process offered guidance on how to get what we wanted. She is an asset to Lake and an excellent example of the perfect realtor. Thank you Rachel!Aaron Robinson & Elinor Fung
Larissa was recommended to us by our landlord as soon as we shared that we were looking for a home. We were first-time homebuyers and a little nervous about finding a home in Kirkland within our budget, that didn't require significant renovation. Since we were new to the process, Larissa walked us through everything we needed to know about where to look for homes, which lenders to work with, and how to be prepared to make an offer. She also helped us decide on what kind of property was best for us (condo, townhome, or house). Larissa was just "hands off" enough - she let us have our space and really find what we wanted, without bugging us every day about new listings. Once we found the perfect Kirkland condo, Larissa was ON it and we got mutual on the first offer we put in! She was always available and quick to respond, and really helped us keep on top of all the tasks we needed to complete. Even though we had some complications with our loan, the buying process was a snap because Larissa is an expert and so knowledgeable. We would recommend her to anyone!
Brice Sanders and Tracey Tucker
It was a real pleasure working with you!Scott Rowley
We completed an investment property purchase under Joseph's guidance. New to the Seattle market, we felt very fortunate to work with a professional like Joseph. Closing a real estate deal can be complex, and having someone knowledgeable that you trust at your side throughout the process makes all the difference.Meital K
Joseph located potential properties that aligned with our desired investment strategy, clearly explained pros and cons of each, and laid out detailed calculations that distilled the value of the property we decided to go for. His proactive approach during the offer stage (in dealings with both the seller and the lender) was invaluable, and resulted in our offer being accepted on a great property. Joseph's involvement did not end there, he remained extremely responsive to questions and provided helpful advice throughout the ownership transition period. He also made the introductions to all other professionals that were needed (inspector, insurance, etc.), and served as their local point of contact as needed.
We could not be happier with our choice of Joseph as our agent and warmly recommend using his services.
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.Patrick M.
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 have had seven real estate transactions and this is the only one I can look back on with feelings of contentment. I cannot say enough good things about the services of Ray Akers. He was always one step ahead of everything. He was continuously looking for the best way to handle a situation for my good. He kept in touch with me at all times. He was a blessing!Marjorie G.
We just worked with Emily to purchase our first house and could not have asked for a better experience! Seattle is such a tough market. You need someone who is going to be there for you. Emily helped us find the perfect home at a fair price. She is a careful, patient listener and was continually responsive to our evolving preferences and needs. With Emily, we knew we would get honest, thoughtful advice to keep us on the right track and our offers competitive.David
Justin and Andrew are a dream to work with, and we recommend them wholeheartedly. My wife and I have sold 4 houses, and we can attest that the process has never been so easy, nor so thoughtfully cared after. They felt like partners, and helped us find the right amount of spending to really show off our property in its best light. They put their own time and money into the staging, and used their own contacts to help us with last-minute paint, drywall, landscaping and more. We had an aggressive timeline — and Justin’s wife was due in the middle of it! — but they worked together to make it happen in less than a month, taking care of hundreds of little details along the way. For peace of mind, confidence, and complete coverage, go with the Mellon brothers.Jason
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.Aaron Pfeiffer and Marian Lin (Buyers)
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.
Barbara was a recommendation from our previous, now retired, realtor, and boy were we ever happy to have been referred to her! Barbara defines everything in a realtor a family can hope for when searching for their perfect home! Her knowledge, experience, and expertise are beyond belief! It's her kindness though, and attention to detail that really matter in the end. Barbara became our true confidant in listening to us and really getting to know us. It was never about the sale, but always about making us happy. We fell in love with a house and decided to make an offer that very night. Barbara is so easy to talk to that the owner selling the house talked to her for a while before we arrived to see the house. She became a friendly face to the sellers, instead of a lot of money in a big game! In the end, even though we couldn't bid nearly as high as the other bidders, we got the house! We are confident that this wasn't just luck, but Barbara's ability to let the owner of this 60 year family home know that we loved and would care for this home just as it should be. It was such an amazing success that would not have been possible without Barbara!Ryan Wallace
Emily was a genuine pleasure to work with. She is professional, calm, clear and anticipated our needs. I would highly recommend her. She was fantastic!Natalie & Thomas
We feel very grateful for the opportunity to work with someone like [Barbara] - who had endless patience, impeccable ethics, and tremendous professionalism. It was a pleasure!Kate & Dick Lilly
This sale was a very positive experience. Thanks!Bob Marts
110% satisfied customers and we'd recommend Rachel to absolutely anyone, even the Pope!Nick & Robin Morrill
Rachel never stopped listening and that was so important; she was also tremendously responsive to our every communication. Thank you again, Rachel!
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.Mem & Tom, Seattle, WA
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.Cynthia Taylor & Sabah Al-dhaher
Sam is awesome! She really tuned into my needs and my taste in houses and also talked me down every time I got nervous. I would recommend her without hesitation.
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.Leonard
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.Ken & Peggy Wiltse
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.
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.Amit & Danielle
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.Tammy Teodosio
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.
"Danny helped me purchase my first home, so having him assist with the sale of my home was logical. He is very knowledgeable, prompt, and thorough. He made the process less overwhelming and was always there to help and explain. Thanks for everything"Kari K.
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!Andras Varsanyi
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!Jessica F
Aune's enthusiasm, clear communication skills and deep knowledge of Seattle real estate make her an ideal agent! IT was a joy to list our home with Aune and she took care of many details for us, as we weren't in town for most of the process. Thank you, danke schön, liebe Aune! Love, Sean and LisaLisa Traxler & Sean McClintock
Joseph Goldberg is an exceptional Realtor and I can't say enough good things about him as a professional and as a person. His assistance and guidance were instrumental in our purchase which otherwise we were not doing. His deep knowledge and understanding of the market backed by easy to understand charts and lots of invaluable tips, helped us a lot in deciding on buying the rental property which we are very happy about. Joseph has several rental properties and has an incredible 'on the ground' experience with buying, remodeling and renting apartment in the Seattle area. Furthermore, Joseph provided us with valuable advice on how to get ahead with the purchase in a strong sellers’ market. His assistance did not end there. He provided us with a lot of guidance on how to get started as landlords. I highly recommend Joseph Goldberg!Joe
Thank you for all your help! You went above and beyond for us.Dom & Lisa Daste
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!Nicole Rehm
Thank you for your support, hard work, kindness and diligence.Jeff & Jennifer Parsons
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.Lise Anderheggen-Leif
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.
After having looked for a year and a half, we found our dream home. Missy was exactly the agent we needed to secure the deal in a competitive environment. She helped us put in an offer a couple hours after seeing the home (including a new mortgage pre-approval she facilitated from a local bank). She is astute, delivers on a very short timeline, and makes sure you're comfortable throughout the process.Jill Jensen
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.Steve & Michelle
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!
5 Star Agent!Gary and Laura R.
We met Heather at an open house when we were first starting our house hunt, and we immediately connected with her and asked her to be our buyer's agent. Heather is an amazing agent. She is results oriented and easy to work with. Even though she is fairly new to the world of real estate, her corporate experience is totally relevant; she clearly knows her stuff and leverages the more senior agents on her team when she needs to. Heather proactively prepared us for the house hunt and the market environment. In addition, she recommended a great mortgage broker. We were able to land a house on our first offer. Throughout the process, Heather worked very hard for us and provided balanced advice. She is well organized and thorough. We would definitely recommend Heather to anyone.Dorothy & Dawn
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.Homebuyer
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!
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.
Thanks again!Tracy and Chris
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.Jenny & Penny H.
Wonderful experience-- wonderful person. We are so glad we had her on our side. Super!
As young first time homebuyers in a busy market, there was a lot to learn. With interest rates increasing by the day, we knew we had to act fast. We had worked with other realtors including Redfin before we found Missy, but they just didn't seem to care or act fast enough for us to get in on the houses we liked. Then we met Missy at an open house and everything changed. She was personable and taught us that we didn't have to bear all the weight alone. We were very savvy in our research and knew exactly what we did and did not want. Missy was flexible, understanding, and even went to look at some houses for us while we were at work to see if they had features that weren't mentioned in the ads. We bought a home after only a few weeks thanks to Missy!Heather Champion & Phil Nelsen
I was very happy with Peggy's help in selling my condo. She was very understanding and patient while also very savvy about the way the market looked and getting me the best deal. I sincerely believe that I would never have been able to sell my place as fast or get as much as I did without her. I told my friends about all the things she did to make the sale a success and they all said, "Wow, that's unusual. You found a great realtor!"Diana Wurn
One of the nicest things was that Peggy kept me informed of how things were going on an almost daily basis-- very reassuring! It couldn't have gone better!
Awesome work, Missy!Steve Forde & Kristina Tubyte
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.Meer family
My wife and I live in Vancouver Canada. We are looking to buy a rental building in the Greenlake area of Seattle that we eventually will be moving into in a few years. We contacted Joseph Goldberg after we saw his name pop up online. On a trip to Seattle we met with Joseph and he took us to view a few great buildings that he thought we would like. He gave us his view on each property and on the market overall. He took his time to educate us on the local housing market. We were very impressed with Joseph. He is clearly very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Seattle’s local housing market. We are most impressed with his intelligence. He is very smart and can think outside the box . He shared some of his approaches on how to effectively negotiate and win in a very competitive market like Seattle. We learned that Joseph had a successful career as a software engineer before he turned to follow his passion in Real Estate. And we could really see why. Although we are still looking we know that Joseph is our guy. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to invest in real estate in Seattle. We would like to thank him very much for all his assistance and professionalism in helping us to get to know the Seattle real estate market.Benny & Naomi
You went way beyond expectations, and helped in so many different ways. I was very needy, and couldn't have sold the house without you.
Thank you very much!Mary
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.Deb & Dan
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.Don G.
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.
You (Danielle Williams and Andrea Hamley) were both so great and accommodating. We appreciate everything and love our new house and life.Kristina & Calvin
Ross is one of the best realtors that I know. He is personable and engaging and professional and goes out of his way to understand my needs. I never get that salesman vibe and always enjoy working with him.Dzuka L.
It was the first pain-free real estate transaction of our lives. Ray is knowledgeable, helpful, and definitely more concerned for his clients than for his own enrichment. He was terrific to work with and always available for us, as well as keeping us apprised of everything. I wish we could use Ray for all our real estate deals. Unfortunately for us, our other holdings are not in Washington State.Dave & Allison H.
Aune is a great pleasure to work with. We have 100% confidence and trust in her. She is a very dedicated and hardworking agent who gives us the feeling that we are her only clients (when we know she carries many others responsibilities). We'll recommend her to all our friends and family with enthusiasm. We are so grateful to have met Aune and worked with her on the purchase of two properties in Seattle.Matthew & Yuko
Joseph was an insightful, attentive, and efficient agent who worked tirelessly to find, show, and make offers on homes that we loved! He was extremely flexible with his schedule and made each step in the home buying process easy, from expediently contacting sellers to using his network of professionals in the industry to give us good advice and excellent service. I feel lucky to have run into Joseph, and we know we can rely on him in the future for any real estate questions we have.Colin Hunsburger and Piper Stull-Lane
Ray listened and responded to my needs. He got me a great price!Lesley W.
Missy got me exactly what I needed from my sale and got me better than expected on my purchase. She is awesome and so detail-oriented. I will and have recommended her to everyone I know.Bobbi Miller
Top notch in every way! With you every step. Doesn’t let go of the details. Keeps big picture in mind (you being in the right house for the right price). Not pushy at all. Easy going. Very focused,too! Great combinationPeter
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.Justin J.
We recently decided to sell my parents' home after 50+ years of memories. Along with the memories were a lot of deferred maintenance and lack of updating. We contacted Peggy Smith about helping us with the sale.Kenneth Grimes
Her expertise kicked in quickly. Being a 1950's rambler, it required a special eye to know what to updated and what to let be. Peggy went through the house and suggested what we should do to make it market ready. Lots of cleaning out, removing of dated fittings/fixtures, removal of carpeting, painting, hardwood floor finishing, an electrical panel upgrate and landscaping topped the suggestion list. Peggy reviewed what items on the list were most important, went over a marketing program, and set up a time table for being market ready.
That was just the start of Peggy's involvement. She was at the house most days for the next several weeks guiding us along. Lining up sub contractors, finding parts, picking up fixtures, cleaning things up and staging rooms were just some of the things Peggy helped with. My expectations of Peggy's involvement in this part of the process were completely exceeded.
Because of Peggy's expertise and guidance, we were ready when planned and, in a slowing market, we received three offers in the first four days on the market. The house sold for over asking price and closed quickly with no surprises. I would recommend Peggy Smith without hesitation to anyone planning to sell a home. Peggy's professionalism and expertise made selling my parents' home a successful and memorable experience.
“Working with David is easy.”
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.Nicholas R. and Molly S.
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!Kara & Sebastian
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.Kevin B,
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!Erik Larsen
Thank you for your guidance from beginning to end. You did an amazing job of minimizing our expense and maximizing our selling price. Thank you so much! Only with that we had another Seattle house to sell.Craig & Sharon Smith
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.Kim Copeland
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.Mike P.
Nadine is amazing! No, that is too timid. Nadine is a miracle! She captained our home buying journey like a parent oversees his child playing with fire-- reigning us in when we needed but letting us explore. The hazards and problems of a short sale were averted, various dubious characters were dealt with and we got our home at a great price with good conditions. Thanks a billion!Sian Kennedy & Lori Mason
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!!!Ayanna W.
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. .
Dot & Peter, Buyers
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.DP
Larissa is amazing in all regards, and I trust her implicitly. She advised me on market conditions to find the perfect time to see vs. rent, is incredibly responsible and proactive, has a great knowledge of all the Seattle neighborhoods, and is an excellent negotiator. Plus, and this can't be expressed enough, she is a pure joy to work with... always smiling and fun. I would highly recommend her.Jonathan Irish
Thanks again for being a "super-realtor". We surely benefitted from your talents. Best wishes to you as the current housing market crawls out of its low spot. You're proof that hard work does sell houses.Steve & JoMarie
Missy provided us with excellent service! Her experience and knowledge of the current market and superb communication skills with both us, her client, and the seller's agent provided us the opportunity to purchase our home! We highly recommend Missy and appreciate the expert care and service she provided.Kris & Katrina
You (Andrea Hamley and Danielle Williams) were both so great and accommodating. We appreciate everything and love our new house and life.Kristina & Calvin
Christine was wonderful-- patient, knowledgeable, responsive, helpful, warm, and friendly. We were lucky to have her as our representative. Thank you, Christine!Susan & Gary Fentin
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!Diane Baron
Nadine and David, you both served our purposes well. Nice working with you both. If you are every out our way, drop by!David & Mary Thomas
We were just browsing for a possible investment property, so when few weeks later Joseph called us with a listing and explain that this was a terrific investment, we were obviously very skeptical. Joseph has lots of experience. He took the time to explain and put all income, expenses, potential capital gains and possible exit strategies on a detailed spreadsheet for worst and best case scenarios and we started to fill more confident and decided to go with the purchase. Joseph helped us in negotiation and inspection and then guided us through the closing. Almost a year later we are very happy, the property is providing us even more income that we originally planned for and has already appreciated significantly. We would have not done it without Joseph.Tova
I was terrified about the process of buying a home. I had no idea what I was doing or how any of this worked. Heather walked me through every part of it and answered all of my questions. She is so knowledgeable and patient when teaching others about what goes into buying a home. Not only that, but Heather worked so hard to find me the perfect spot! She could always tell when I was not really wanting a house we were visiting and would not let me settle on something that wasn't right for me. As a result, I ended up with the perfect condo in Edmonds that I love! Heather would not let me get something I did not love.
On top of all that, Heather made sure that my bid was competitive. In a crazy market, Heather made sure that I won in the escalation. It was fantastic. Throughout the process Heather advocated for me and encouraged me. She checked in and made sure I was feeling good about it all and when push came to shove, Heather made sure that I got the home I wanted! I could not recommend someone more highly than Heather! She did an incredible job and will work so hard to find you just the right home!Nick Davenport
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!Ben & Julie Packard
Ross was invaluably helpful with the sale of my condo. Being out of state, Ross went above and beyond taking care of all small details which I could not. He is knowledgeable and thorough, couldn't have asked for a better agent!James R.
Lisa, thank you so much for helping me find a home! I love it here...Linda S.
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!
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!Queen Anne Buyer
A pleasant experience, Barbara! Your communication, listening skills, and availability throughout the process were 5 stars. Thank you.Beth Glosten
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.August & Ruthie L.
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.Rozner Shai
Please accept my heartfelt thanks for making the purchase of my condo a reality. I enjoyed working with you... Your attention to detail and your promptness at every step was genuinely appreciated.Geri Linkins
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.Julie Scandora
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.
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!Gary
Thank you for helping me BELIEVE in the power of LIFE ENERGY flowing, flowing, flowing...Rebecca
You did a top notch job in selling my condo in Phinney, as you are known for always. LOVE that 11% over asking price! You are stellar!
Shannon was a five star agent--clearly explaining the process, communicating, listening, and being available to us. We would refer her to family and friends. We love you, Shannon!Jim Hay
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!Kathryn & Serge Bischak
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.Corey & Meg S.
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.
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.Bryan M.
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!
Working with John on my first home purchase was a real pleasure. He instructed me on the entire process of home-buying, worked very hard to find all the opportunities that fit my profile, all the while keeping the stress low and making sure I made educated decisions. I had lots of questions every step of the way and John either had the answer or knew exactly where to find it. I'm looking forward to my next purchase and to working with John again.Max Sutlin (Buyer)
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.Pankaj K.
We've already got friends we're sending your way!Ben & Erin
When I first contacted Lake & Co., it was because I wanted to get some advice from an agent, not necessarily to hire, but because I was having some issue with the agent I was working with at that time from another company. Ross Hartwich answered my call, and little did I know how lucky I was that he was available to chat with me that day.Hiroko Asadura-Holloman
A few days later we met up, we talked about the problem I was having while he showed me a house per my request, and he gave me the best advice and support he could, even though he had no obligation to provide me any support at that time since we were not in a working relationship.
After a few weeks, because of the encouragement I received from him, I was able to stand for my rights and resolve the problem I had with my former agent and his company, and received a full refund for the earnest money that I had lost due to a shortcoming by my former agent.
At that point, contacted Ross again, and asked him to be my agent to find a home. I was on a time limit and really wanted to find a house before the end of summer, and after looking at a few houses with him I decided on making an offer on one of them with full support from Ross, who was so swift and responsible and right there for me every day that we were able to close the deal in a really short time, in about a couple of weeks. Because I reside on Whidby Island, Ross always made himself flexible to meet my ferry schedule and short availability; he kept in touch and constantly made sure everything was running smoothly, that nothing was falling through the cracks. He attending the home inspection and water/sewage pipe inspection even when I couldn’t be there.
The transaction went well and even after I had signed the papers, Ross did not just disappear—he followed through to make sure the house was in good shape, offering to take the trash out when I was not here, adding padlocks to our gates to make sure our dogs don’t escape, he bought a water hose for the garden and watered our plants during the hot summer days; he even covered for the cost of getting a full inspection report rather than just being satisfied with brief pre-inspection notes so that I have all the information I need for managing the minor repairs and recommendations from the inspector.
After the deal was closed, and when school started for us on the island, I got extremely busy and my availability to be in Seattle became less than expected, but even then Ross was always there for me, following up on things, giving me recommendations, making sure I was happy with the house and asking if there was anything else he could do. I didn’t have anything much to ask, as he had already done more than I would have imagined or expected from an agent. Ross is a sincere man; he works hard to help his clients not just because it’s his “job,” but also because he IS a nice mane with a caring heart. He knows what customer satisfaction means and what it takes to make that happen, and he will even go beyond that. I knew I c[ould] count on him and that I was in good hands.
Last but not least, I want to express my very belated and biggest THANK YOU to Ross Hartwich, who transformed my stressful home-buying experience this summer into a wonderful, satisfying experience. It would not have been this easy if it wasn’t with his help. I wholeheartedly recommend Ross to anyone who is buying a house. He is a 5-star broker! I will be happy to share my experience with any potential Lake & Co. client in the future.
"Terry really went the extra mile with recommendations and negotiations. We're so pleased with how it all worked out-we'll definitely recommend her to friends. Thanks!"Johann & Margaret A.
Linda was referred to me by my supervisor at work and she lived up to all of my expectations. We were first time homebuyers and Linda provided us guidance that proved invaluable throughout the process. She provided us with "motherly" advice when we needed it most and we were very appreciative of it. She has incredible patience and professionalism. I would work with her again, and I have already recommended her to friends!Andrew & Lindsay
Thank you for making the process of selling my home relatively easy. I watched my neighbor sell his home and he didn't get nearly the support from his agent that I received from you.Candice Ito
Even my architect friend was impressed by your professionalism and knowledge.
Thanks so much.
Best Realtor ever. Thanks for all your effort, time, recommendations, suggestions and commitment. You are awesome!Carsten
Ross was our buyer agent as we looked for a beach home in the San Juans and Whidbey Island. When we found a place that we were interested in Ross was very prompt to research the property, provide background information, set up viewing times, research comparable properties, and find geotech engineers as needed. Even though we have been homeowners for over 30 years we were novices to the current purchasing process. Ross’s wealth of knowledge and attention to detail gave us full confidence as he led us through each step of the process making us feel more at ease, in fact, he made the whole process enjoyable. He was very thorough and prompt in his communication with us and with his team. We appreciated him sharing his vision on the potential of the property based on his own experience of home and property renovations. Knowledge, experience, integrity, hard work, and creativity are all strong characteristics of Ross.Teresa & Tom Healy
Ross is professional, personable, and makes a good impression when working with other agents/seller. We found that to make a crucial difference. We appreciated how Ross introduced himself and us to the neighbors. We were able to ask the neighbors about the property and found them to be a great source of valuable information. Ross is an excellent negotiator and knows when to push and when to back off. Ross’s knowledge of the market and negotiating skills allowed us to purchase our beach home at a significant savings.
Ross’s great relationship with his capable team provided a smooth transition each step of the way, from inspections (he was present for all of our house/property inspections) to securing needed loans. He recommended an excellent mortgage broker who worked in concert with him to help us through the necessary steps in a timely manner. We were out of town during most of the process and with Ross’s help we were able to handle the majority of the paperwork on- line. This on-line access was very helpful to us.
Ross treated us attentively as though we were his only clients and yet we knew we were one of many! If we are ever in the market to sell or purchase another place, there is no doubt in our minds that Ross would be the person we would call. We would not want to be represented by anyone else. It was truly a pleasure to work with Ross!
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.Andrea & Clay Ross
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!Justin & Nina
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!
Thanks for all your hard work. We are glad we were able to sell our house when we did. We had a lot of confidence in you and appreciate all the information and knowledge you have both in the sale of this house and the purchase of our new one. We hope to see you soon.Laverne & John
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!Jean B.
Thank you so much for all your help. We really appreciate the way you set up our expectations and also that there are no surprises. We will continue to call you in the future.Brian & Bronwyn Scott
Linda is an excellent real estate broker and quite literally the reason our first offer was accepted. Thanks to her experience in the Seattle area and being a career realtor she guided us to find the right house for us and helped us make our offer competitive. Our instinct was to make our offer contingent upon inspection, but thanks to Linda's advice, we did a pre-inspection and that made all the difference. Linda was very helpful in guiding us through this process as we are first time homeowners and she was readily available to answer our endless questions. It was also reassuring to get her perspective on the home's location as it was unfamiliar to us and we now love it. I would highly recommend Linda to anyone! Thanks again!Christopher & Alexa Meade
Thank you very much for your help. Couldn't have done it without you!Gun Karlsson
Thank you for your care and follow-up on all details to help purchase our Edmonds home. You more than met our expectations and we are grateful for your time spent with us.John & Carol Olson
This was the best home buying experience ever!Jim Bennett
I am very impressed how quickly you discovered my taste and how patient you were to allow me to "get comfortable" with what Seattle had to offer.
Miss you-- thanks!
I feel so lucky to choose Missy to help me complete two home transitions this year. She is so professional and experienced. Whenever encountered with interruptions she could quickly respond and get solutions. I could rely on her throughout the process without my presence. She is like my angel helping me buying the new home that I enjoy very much and sold the old home smoothly. I definitely will keep in touch with her for future needs and will refer her to people that I know. She is 100 scores!Ingrid and Arthur H
If you are thinking about selling yours, please her a call:Alison Hartvigson
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!
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!Pamela LaBorde
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!Charlton L
Thank you so much for all of your hard work in closing this deal. Not only did you make the extra effort, but you produced results when it mattered most. It was refreshing to work with someone who brings the high degree of professionalism you do. We would certainly refer our friends to you and hope to work with you in the future.Margaret and Bart Brashers (Sellers)
Peggy is on top of game at each step in the process. No complication or challenge is too big to keep the deal moving forward. In addition to being pleasant to work with, Peggy is all business with none of the insincere fluff of some in the business.Scott Brown
You have been a great realtor to partner with. It was a very stressful situation as we had the condo empty for a couple of months. You "held" my hand every step of the way. And provided great suggestions.
Thank you!Marci O.
I cannot say enough about how helpful Peggy was for our home-buying journey. We were first-time homebuyers in a bit of a time crunch due to unforeseen circumstances. Peggy immediately made time for us, spending time teaching us the basics of what we needed to know and how to make the best of our (very!) short timeline. She was clear with us that the market was a tough one for buyers, and she walked us through what we could expect with a great balance of optimism and realism. She really listened to our hopes and goals for our ideal home and we could see her tailoring her suggestions for properties to look at to those needs even during our first meeting. We were instantly impressed with her experience and intimate knowledge of the market, local areas, and her uncanny ability to explain complicated concepts to us in simple terms that helped us navigate the market and to have the confidence to make a competitive offer on a great property. Her insider knowledge of local lenders (practices, which companies have staff available on weekends and are responsive to tight turnaround times like our timeline might call for) was also impressive.Jen
Most importantly we felt like we were her only clients throughout the process working with her (though we knew we were not). For instance, less than 48 hours after meeting with her, we found a property we wanted to see but we had just missed the open house. We contacted her and first thing the next morning, she had the keys and gave us a tour; in time to allow us put in an offer with other interested buyers from the open house. She even had insights into the trajectory of the property and likely offers. Also, we ran into some issues with our closing that were outside of our control, and she negotiated an extension with the seller with ease; I’m convinced the extension was accepted because Peggy has established herself as reputable and trustworthy in the business and the selling agent trusted her judgment. While we may have needed more of her knowledge and guidance (and chose to rely on her contacts for inspectors, sewer scope inspectors, and other personnel) than experienced home buyers, her non-judgmental style of relating to her clients makes her able to easily relate to novice buyers/sellers as well as experienced individuals.
On a personal note, she really seemed to care about our family and our well-being. When our offer was accepted on our dream home she was just as excited as we were and she maintained contact with us after we closed and moved in, and even after we had our baby a few months later. Should we be in a position to need a realtor again, we know Peggy will be our first call!
A huge thank you to Brad and Nancy (Carroll). After 42 years in my house I had many concerns about going through the process of selling my house and moving. I am grateful Nancy and Brad provided exceptional, steady guidance the entire time. They knew all the right people to do the necessary repairs, they answered my questions quickly and reassured me when I needed that support. The main emphasis needs to be that they stayed with me from our first interview through the very successful selling of my house and my moving. The entire experience was far smoother than I ever imagines it could be. I haven't worked with other realtors but my friends tell me my experience was outstanding compared to theirs.L. Bowers
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.Mary
Thank you Nadine and David for your help with cleaning the house. We couldn't do it without you. Thanks again.Ladislav & Vlasta Mach
We had exceptionally good and personal experience with Joseph Goldberg as our Realtor. He took time to understand our needs and preferences, to show us various neighborhoods and investments properties, to share with us his deep knowledge and broad practical experience. When you work with Joseph, you have a good experienced friend on your side - there is no detail too small for him, no question that he won't answer. He always looks after you and keeps your best interest as his top priority. Joseph is very proactive and very responsive. His assistance and guidance were instrumental in our purchase. We were planning on investing in real estate for several years with no progress, but as soon as we started to work with Joseph, within just several weeks we have found a dream property - size, location, price everything was exactly what we were looking and hoped for. His deep knowledge and understanding of the market backed by easy to understand charts and lots of invaluable tips, helped us a lot in deciding on buying the rental property. Joseph has several rental properties and has an incredible practical experience with buying, remodeling and renting apartment in the Seattle area. Furthermore, Joseph provided us with valuable advice on how to get ahead with the purchase in a strong sellers’ market. He negotiating skills helped saved us over $67,000 of the list price! His assistance did not end there. He provided us with a lot of guidance on how to get started as landlords. It was a big step for us and we are so grateful that Joseph was with us on this journey. We are very happy with our purchase and with our new level of understanding of Seattle's real estate market, which was gained through Joseph's generous support. We will definitely consider using Joseph again for our next investment as well as when it is time to sell our own home and move to a better one. I highly recommend Joseph Goldberg!Kira
Linda has helped us look for a home for over 3 years. We spent hours of her time showing dedication to her job of being a great realtor! We were busy with her on weekdays and weekends looking at homes. Several offers were placed however due to the lack of inventory we were outbid. So we are so pleased to have finally bought our new home!! She is a pleasure to deal with and now a good friend.Nancy C.
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!B & A
It was wonderful working with Linda on her 1st short sale. She was VERY professional and helpful through the whole process we will use Linda again and highly recommend her. Thanks for Everything!Steve, Rafael & Olivia
"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!"Dennis R.
Missy has been an invaluable resource throughout both the buying and selling process. She has been extremely responsive to our requests for any and all information. She has gone above and beyond the call of duty by assisting us in our home search in California by referring us to real estate agents in our area and being available to answer all questions.K. Chong
All in all - an excellent experience!
We live outside the state of Washington and Missy worked with us to identify and purchase an investment property. She is considerate, hard working, and honest. We purchased this property "sight unseen", which is a testament of the trust and faith we put in her character. Missy went the extra mile providing us with excellent references for contractors, painters and cleaning services. We would definitely use Missy again and would recommend her to any of our friends.Brian & Lin Shigaya
Claire was recommended to us by some friends who bought a house about two years ago. We couldn't have been happier with Claire's service. She quickly ascertained what qualities we were looking for in a house and helped us find many great homes to tour. She was able to successfully guide us through to closing during a tough seller's market with heavy competition on almost every home we looked at. We emailed and spoke daily, and [we] felt well taken care of throughout every step of the process. Claire was great to work with, and perhaps most importantly we got along well and had fun looking at homes together! We would highly recommend her services.Edmonds Buyer
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.Kristin & Jon, Seattle WA
Seattle's current real estate market is an absolute disaster for buyers. Luckily we had Rachel working for us. She was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. Not only did she make herself available to view homes on our schedule, but she answered our questions and explained all the processes to us. When it came time for making offers and negotiation it was clear that we had a real asset on our team. Ultimately I am convinced that without Rachel we would not have our home.Luke Collova
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.Cam & Marnee C.
Larissa worked tirelessly with me to find just the perfect home in exactly the location that I wanted. She is extremely professional, courteous, and has a strong knowledge of the current real estate market. Larissa is also very thorough and detail oriented. She is truly one of the best real estate agents I have ever worked with.Steven Stein
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.Courtney Chappell & Will Hadley
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.Bryna & Peter
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.
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.Jonathon I.
Thank you for taking us under your wing and helping us find the perfect place!Rick and Jeannie F
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!John & Lisa B
Larissa handled everything flawlessly-- the staging, cleaning, yard work, paperwork, everything! She ever bought some flowers to plant in the pots around the unit. Throughout the process she was totally reliable and responsive; I never waited over 24 hours for a response. Could not be happier and could not more highly suggest you use Larissa!Angela Cook
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.Logan Reichert & Sheila Collins
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.
Carolyn—I’m so thankful that we ended up working with you. I know full well that we would not have got this house especially in a multi-offer situation, without your knowledge and expertise. You are gifted at what you do.Josh
Barb was an absolute joy to work with! It was very clear that she was going to do whatever it took to make sure that our home sold as fast as possible for as much as possible! And she did not disappoint! She is the epitome of what a professional should be. We couldn't be happier with our real estate transaction and we can't recommend her highly enough!Violet and Jason McDowell
Exceeded my expectations! As a first-time homebuyer, it was reassuring to work with an agent who clearly knew the market, but also had experience upgrading homes and could advise on realistic options from one house to the next. I appreciated your patience and availability, and especially your concern for my needs and interests rather than solely on selling a house. Thanks!David Lister
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.Jason Adams
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.
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.Tina
Ross was extraordinary to work with! He definitely went the extra mile to make sure we were comfortable with the sale of our house. It all went smoothly and sold very quick. We would not hesitate to recommend his services. He took the stress out of a stressful situation and we'll be forever grateful! Thank you Ross!Carrie
I can't say enough about Teresa Numrich. Through the potentially stressful process of buying and selling a home, Teresa can actually make the whole experience fun and positive. She will be your advocate, confidante and partner, and very quickly, she will earn your trust. Not only does she have the experience and responsiveness, she's in this business for all the right reasons. She wants to connect people with the home they love! She's thoroughly committed. Years ago, she helped me find my first condo, sell it five years later, buy my first solo home and recently, she was the guiding light as my husband and I bought our first home together (in a pretty vicious market, mind you.) We are so happy with where we landed, and so much of our satisfaction, came from Teresa's perspective, tenacity and friendship. Highly, HIGHLY recommended!
The process with which this transaction was completed, was due in no small part to the quality of service and representation that you received from your agent, Leslie Foley. I am sure you would agree with me that she served you exceptionally well.Eileen Burke, Cobalt Mortgage
Remember that the highest compliment you can pay Leslie is to tell your friends and acquaintances about your experience with her. By extending the courtesy of a referral, you will be doing your friends a great service.
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.Yoav
Great realtor with lots of knowledge. Thanks so much!Ed G.
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.
In July of this year, my wife and I decided to purse the next chapter of our journey in the greater Seattle area. With little more than a general knowledge of Seattle and its surrounding towns that was almost 30 year old, we set off to find a home. Thank goodness that our first call was to Realtor Heather Blacksmith!Heather, with her keen understanding of our needs as well as of Seattle and the surrounding area was instrumental in our search. She not only helped us select a municipality but a house as well that met our unique needs. Heather listened carefully to what we were looking for and was able, within one short visit, help us nail down an area that would meet our needs (Edmonds). Once we agreed on the location, Heather then helped us find just the right house that would meet the many criteria that we had for what would make for a great post-retirement house. She listened carefully to what we both considered important and then found houses that meet those criteria. She sorted through dozens of listings and presented only those to us that met those requirements that we set. Once we found the house that met our needs and exceeded our expectations, she was then extremely helpful in helping us to explore financing, close on the house, and then make a number of key contacts to help us get settled in our new neighborhood. In fact, Heather and her family were there when the first load of boxes and furniture showed up from Portland to welcome us and to help us unpack!I have never experienced customer service like this and highly recommend Heather Blacksmith and Lake and Company to any and all that are looking to make a move to the Seattle area.Robert & Heather
We have used Peggy Smith as our realtor four times now-- two home sales and two home purchases. All four of those experiences have been positive for us and I'm happy to give Peggy my highest recommendation. She knows the market extremely well, she does comprehensive research, she listens to the requests/concerns/desires of her clients and is knowledgeable in all things home related (including recognizing remodeling potential, staging a home for successful sale, identifying the most profitable fixes you can do to your home when putting it on the market so that you get the most for your money, and she is even able to give you advice regarding "out of the area" markets).Jill & Eric Davishahl
On top of being extremely competent, Peggy is also a wonderful person to work with. She is dependable, trustworthy, and has a very personable demeanor. Along the way Peggy helped us to make a variety of difficult decisions-- it was nice to have someone I trusted and respected helping us during the exciting yet often stressful time of home purchasing and selling.
When it was time for us to sell, we were in a buyer's market. In both instances, she proved to be invaluable to us in many ways. I can't imagine selling or buying a house without Peggy's expertise, help, and support. Peggy Smith is the only realtor I would recommend to a friend or family member.
5 Star AgentArina & Derek P.
We were looking for a real estate rental investment property. Joseph helped us to buy a nice condo in Fremont. Joseph has an intimate knowledge of the local real estate market. He is highly experienced in locating a property that meets the client's specific requirements. He notified us when the right condo unit at the right price came to the market and advised us on the offer price that he believed seller will most likely accept. He also helped us decide if it is a good investment using a detailed spreadsheet for worst and best case scenarios. He is highly knowledgeable in the entire bidding process, including the inspection, effective negotiation management (with his leadership we improved the price very significantly), and closing the transaction. He was there to guide and walk us through the process and give his expert advice, always keeping your best interest as his top priority. A week after closing, Joseph helped us find tenants and sign a lease with them. He was extremely helpful in finding handymen to get the property ready for rental in a very short time. His commitment to your best interests continues beyond the transaction itself, it's more of a long term relationship. Joseph is highly professional, extremely reliable and trustworthy. The combination of expertise and integrity with which he managed this transaction effectively, accurately and quickly gave us the confidence to enter the real-estate market and we will definitely use his services again and recommend him to all our friends.Jonathan
Super good about communication and availability. Used technology to make himself available via email, phone, etc. Worked with electronic documents that just made the process simpler and easy. Walked me through the process clearly and easily. Best real estate transaction I’ve ever had.Mark
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].Tom & Virginia Schefter
Missy worked closely with us, she is knowledgeable and hardworking. Missy was the expertise who helped us purchase our ideal condo. A true professional!
5 stars! Would give more if it was an option. Nadine has been my go-to realtor for years. I've recommended her to friends and family with confidence that she will seamlessly guide them through the buying or selling process. Her negotiating skills and ability to keep the stress level low in real estate transactions has been outstanding.Penny Stafford
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!Michael N & Liz A
I cannot thank you enough for all of your amazing support and help through this difficult time. My house sold in a matter of days because of your expertise! THANK YOU!KL
I met Missy through a family member and I am so glad that I did. I can't even imagine working with anyone else on my first home buying experience. Missy was fantastic throughout the entire process and made it feel simple instead of overwhelming. She was available for questions at any time, provided great guidance and was always a step ahead of the home buying process, making sure that I was prepared so that I would never miss an opportunity. I appreciate her expertise and the effort she puts into her profession. Even after I purchased my home, Missy has stayed in touch. Missy has been wonderful and I would absolutely work with her again.Lucy James
Great job Andy! You were helpful, patient, and professional from start to finish and we really appreciate how you guided us through a difficult and complicated process. We would be happy to work with again or recommend you to others. Thanks!Ryley and Juyeon
We are grateful for your guidance, knowledge, support and more when we put the house on the market. Your book of resources was also so helpful! The stager you introduced us to did a beautiful job and because of the touches the house sold in mere days.K & A
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.Kate & Mario
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.Toby Diamond
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.
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.Ursula Heenan, Windermere RE Central
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!”Brent & Sarah Reilly
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.
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.
Thank you Patty!Chris & Deborah Johnson
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.John & Victoria Zeisner
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!
Leslie is an absolute GEM! She was so very patient with us during the FOUR years (almost 4) that we've been looking. She was instrumental in the sale of out townhome and then our new home purchase! We can't say enough wonderful things about her!
We have been constantly recommending her to an anyone needing/wanting a Realtor and one of our friends actually did sell/buy with her. They love her as well!
Thank you Leslie for all your help and patience!John & Lisa B.
Claire was great. Very knowledgeable and always available. She made buying and selling as easy process as it could be.
Thank you!Peter & Laura Q.
Andrew was wonderful for the entire process, from finding the perfect home for me to helping with each step in purchasing it. Also explaining all the steps as well, since this was my first home purchase. I will tell my friends and associates to use him. It was a great experience for me.Kelly M.
"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!"Michael
Your calm and confident approach to showing us properties really helped reduce the stress of buying our first home. You did an excellent job of helping us envision what each place could be without making me pressured to make a decision. I really appreciated your candid advice - I don't know if we would have gotten this place withoutit, and your availability via email and text (a millennial's dream!). We are so glad to have worked with you and would absolutely recommend you to friends and family.Amanda C. & Ryan M.
"...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."Ken & Vangie S.
Everyone I spoke with about house hunting said the key was finding an agent that you click with. Someone who can decipher all your wants, needs, and dreams and somehow blend it all into your ideal situation. Justin, Justyna, and Andrew were all simply awesome. I can't thank them enough for putting up with my wife and I's differing opinions and for the long search in this tough housing market. Justin and the team helped us lock in a great house in our most desired location. Thank you all. We have already told people about you guys. I hope some day we can help repay you with beers, dinner, and good times.Brandon G.
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 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.Mike and Bekie Jackson (Buyers)
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.Ronni B.
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.Stephen Smith (Seller/Buyer)
Teresa has been amazing to work with. We sold our house and bought a new home simultaneously. Needless to say, this is very stressful and Teresa was nothing short of phenomenal. With such a huge process looming, Teresa was able to ease our stress by being transparent, communicative, insightful, knowledgable, fast, and strategic on all fronts! She is excellent at her job.Kris L
Missy was an absolute joy to work with. Without her hard work and dedication I can confidently say that we would not have completed this transaction and be in the home today. If we have realtor needs in the future we would 100% use Missy.Ian & Meredith
Dear JasonJulianna & Randy Pope
We wanted to write you a short note & let you know how much we appreciated the excellence you exhibited throughout our real estate venture. Your punctuality and friendly service was invaluable; we have not worked with anyone who has offered the level of service that we obtained from you. Thank you!
Aune went above and beyond to find me a new home. She never complained and I always could count on her to be on time. You're fortunate to have her on your staff!Jon
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.Anne Keeney & Daniel Erickson
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!"
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!Renae H.
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.Diana Naramore
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.Brenda Bourns
Thanks! Once again you gave us one thousand percent of your all. We appreciate everything. We will see you soon.Kathryn & Sergei Bischak
My wife and I had a fantastic exerience with you and your company and we absolutely look forward to working with you again. Please use me as a reference.Chris and Joy Casey
Barbara was kind, helpful, and knowledgeable. She was available to us throughout the transaction, and we would refer her to our family and friends.Erika & Andy Wagner
Nancy (Carroll) & Brad, Thank you both so much for all of your help with the sale of our old house and purchase of our new one! You made the difficult look easy, and we couldn't be more delighted with how smoothly the process went.Jon & Molly
Nadine and David are a truly effective team. They have very different skill sets that harmonize when joined to provide exceptional service overall. I could not be happier with how things evolved, progressed, and culminated with the sale.Jim & Kim Hennessey
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.P & E
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.Harin Greer
When we met Peggy Smith we were immediately impressed by her professional attitude. She told us what we needed to do to "show" our condo-- what stuff needed to "go!"Clint & Christie Pozzi
Pictures of condo were arranged, brochures, etc., listing-- all very quickly. Pictures were great!
Peggy must have scheduled 2-3 Sunday open houses with herself there or real estate professionals from Lake Realty.
We sold our condo within about a month to a buyer offering full price. We were so pleased!
The listing and selling was quick, easy, professional and turned out perfectly for us.
We would give Peggy Smith an A+ taking all into consideration. We just sat back and let it happen after Peggy took over.
If you want to sell your house or condo, call Peggy Smith!
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!Carey R.
Thank you for finding this amazing cottage in the woods!Tim L
We can't recommend our realtor Justin Mellon more. We just finished selling our first home and buying our new home and Justin negotiated both processes for us flawlessly. He listened to our needs, represented our wants, and helped us through every question and concern we threw his way. He is one of the most helpful individuals we have ever encountered and his extensive network of talented people to help with your home is incredible. We hired Justin to help us sell our home because well, he seemed like a really nice guy. We struck up a conversation with him while out looking at houses and we're a bit embarrassed to admit that we really did not do much more homework than that. So, kudos to you for doing some research on line!
Justin was easy to talk to, he listened, he was kind, and he held his conversation steady when our toddler was running around the beautiful house he was showing like a wild animal. He came to our house soon after and gave us an incredibly thorough and thoughtful estimate on our home. We were impressed by how knowledgeable and confident he was, the services that he and Lake and Company offer, and his obvious commitment to the profession. There was no question that Justin was who we should work with. Justin gave us excellent and reasonable recommendation for how to get the best value for our house, and we truly believe his advice paid off and then some in the sale price of our home. We had never sold a house before and were worried that in a down market it was going to be difficult.
Justin's expertise in helping us to prep our home and price it both competitively and fairly helped us negotiate multiple offers and sell our house quickly to a great buyer. So we sold our house faster than we ever imagined we would for an incredible value. Now we needed to buy a home! Again Justin led us through the search process with confidence and compassion. He really took each impression we had of a house as a way to learn more about us as buyers, never showing frustration, and never pressuring us toward a home that would not be right for us. He was always available for questions and to show us any house that we were interested in. When the right house arrived on the market, it did not do so without the need for some negotiation, and Justin is a master at the negotiating table. He got us into the house in a multiple offer situation, without sacrificing any of the demands we had for the seller. So, here we are in a home we love, in the neighborhood we wanted to live in and it turns out that our first instinct was actually correct. Justin is a really nice guy. And that kindness seems to guide all that he does. He really cares about this process, and understands that selling and buying houses are more than just sales transactions, they are enormous life choices that impact an entire family.Rob, Aley and Max our still confused hound dog, Elvis
Teresa was absolutely fabulous. Highly responsive and available. She spent time to curate the list of houses she sent me, not just sent me everything that fit the basic number of bedrooms. She was great at reading the market and helping me make reasonable offers. I can't say enough good things about Teresa!Robin
"Patience" is Christine's second name. She is very professional, and always returns calls promptly. Christine is a consummate Real Estate Broker and a delight to work with.Sue and Charlie McCallan
When we started looking for a real estate agent, I asked trusted friends for recommendations, and although I heard quite a few names, my husband and I ultimately chose Teresa because of the glowing reviews she received. She was described as professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy, and over the next two years, my husband and I realized that Teresa is all of those things, and so much more. For us, she has acted as an expert, a guide, and a friend. It's obvious that Teresa has gained great insight and knowledge through her many years of experience. She was the consummate professional when setting up appointments and excellent with timely communication via email, text, and phone. Whenever I had a question, I never felt any sort of hesitation before contacting her. Additionally, although her own schedule was very busy, she was always willing to work with our hectic schedules in order to accommodate our frequent trips out of town. She never ceased to amaze me with her positive attitude, and she gave us incredibly thoughtful and honest advice. It was obvious that she listened to what we wanted, as the houses that we'd visit would fit our wants and needs, and she never tried to sell us a house that didn't fit us. In fact, there were a few times when I was ready admit defeat and settle for a property just in order to have a house, but Teresa encouraged us to wait and said that she'd work with us until we found the right home for us. Such care and patience (and time!) isn't a given in most professional relationships, and because of Teresa's diligence and kindness, we were able to find a house that we both view as our home. And Teresa's thoughtfulness didn't end with the signing of our official documents: when we took Teresa out to dinner as a thank you, she gave us a sweet card with a terrific housewarming present! Making such a huge decision, regardless of whether or not you're a first-time home buyer, is made much easier when you have a supportive agent who will help provide guidance and expertise with such positivity. You won't find an agent better than Teresa!
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! :)Joey & Devon G
Great job & closed in 2 weeks!
Thanks for everything!David M.
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.Bjorn & Emily
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!N & K
Working with Barbara was far and away the best experience we have ever had with a realtor!! In our case, we had a lot of improvements to put into the property before putting it on the market. Barbara provided excellent advice on what would enhance the marketability of the house, and if we needed some help she always had excellent referrals. In the end, the house sold in 11 days in one of the toughest markets in recent memory. Barbara provided great advice in working with the buyer, and the closing went like clockwork!! We’re not selling anytime soon, but when we do Barbara will be our realtor.J. Turvey
Justin Mellon @ Lake & Co was *awesome*. He was in constant contact with usChris & Lisa
during every step of the process, went with us to every meeting that we had
with anyone regarding the home, brought us a billion boxes for packing, and
on moving day rented a moving truck and moved us to our new house.
Everything was done at our convenience, including late-night home tours and
documents/paperwork at our place (the only time we went to his office was
the very first day we arranged to meet him). We also really liked how
upfront he was about his opinion on the prices of the homes we saw
(overpriced? obviously underpriced to encourage a bidding war?), and he
really worked to get our counteroffers/concessions met during the final
negotiations. As stress-free as I can imagine buying a home could be.
Karen, you exceeded our expectations in every way. You are exceptionally well organized and your people skills are superb. We feel fortunate indeed that we had your good sense and excellent negotiating skills to rely on. Your service to us was of the absolutely highest quality, it could not have been exceeded. Thank you so much for using your terrific abilities in our behalf.Stan Goldstein & Nancy McMahon
Leslie - you are the absolute greatest! I don't know any other realtor, really human being, who would go so above and beyond for other people. From meeting with us over the years and encouraging us when this seemed like such a distant possibility to helping us pack up our house and driving the cat and I to the airbnb, you have been phenomenal. I can't believe how far we have come to where we are now. Again, I know that we were probably a lot of work and we had such a modest budget for this city but you never made us feel like that mattered or that we weren't as important. I will miss our text exchanges and will recommend you in a heartbeat although I will be jealous of your future clients who get to work with you :)Jason & Sara Circelli
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.Graham & Amanda Johnson
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 turst. We ave already recommended [her] to several of our friends!Emily and Adam
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.Rebecca Lowe and Charles Hornig
A huge thank you to Brad (Wakeman) and Nancy. After 42 years in my house I had many concerns about going through the process of selling my house and moving. I am grateful Nancy and Brad provided exceptional, steady guidance the entire time. They knew all the right people to do the necessary repairs, they answered my questions quickly and reassured me when I needed that support. The main emphasis needs to be that they stayed with me from our first interview through the very successful selling of my house and my moving. The entire experience was far smoother than I ever imagines it could be. I haven't worked with other realtors but my friends tell me my experience was outstanding compared to theirs.L. Bowers
We really appreciate the hard work you put into getting us this home- you definitely went the extra mile (especially helping me schedule my hardwood floor contractors!) We are very pleased with our purchase. We will definitely be referring our friends to you when they look for a home.Amber S.
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.Matt Talley
Thank you for all your help and care. You were wonderful.Alice & David Marzullo
Barb was amazing. She provided such great service-- prompt responses to emails/phone calls/texts, research on questions regarding title, and she coordinated/suggested all work (painting, staging, etc). She made it painless and effortless to sell our townhome. We are so grateful to have found Barb and highly recommend her to friends and family.Namrata & Jijo
I've acquired several investment properties with Joseph's help. He is an expert in multiple-unit properties, has insight into all aspects of real estate investment. Joseph is very resourceful and innovative in his search techniques and responds nearly in real time.Val & Kira
Leslie, you are the best. It was very nice working with you.Trevor Haslam
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.Leonard
Hello Jason…Jim & Jim
Just a quick note…
We hope that you will know how very much we appreciate our house and all your efforts in making the purchase go through. We are especially grateful for the personalized attention that you provided to the seller and your timely response to our communications and transactions.
We are very much looking forward to having the property as our home. Again, from our hearts… Thank You!
Here is hoping that all will go well for you in your future endeavors. Surely you deserve good things.
I had an excellence experience working with Nadine from start to finish. No regrets and all smiles for having picked her to sell my home. I’ll refer others to her and use Nadine again when the need arises.Sharon
Thank you so much for guiding us through this difficult market with wisdom and patience. You went above and beyond.James S.
Thank you so much for everything you did for us during our house hunting process! Thanks for being an awesome party bus/van driver. I appreciated your flexibility in always taking us around last minute and your willingness to see a few sketch places Josh and I put on the list. Your humor made what I was expecting to be a painful process way, way more fun than I could have imagined! Thank you for everything!Hanh Pan
Jason was excellent! We were looking for a home in WA, but we were all the way in KY. This proved to be a difficult task. Jason was always available to quickly answer our questions & give us information about homes that caught our interest. When my husband made the trip to WA look in person, Jason carved out plenty of time to work with him. In just a few short days, they looked at several homes & found the home for us. Jason did an excellent job presenting our offer & dealing with the sellers. He went the extra mile for us & we couldn’t have found anyone better!Paul
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.Regina H.
Appreciate your dedication and communication over the past 5 years helping us find our first home and transitioning to Montana!Angela & Seth K
"Amazing level of conscientiousness, patience and eye for style."
"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."Andy J.
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.Barbara Bernard & Paul Rossman
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.
Leslie was fantastic for us as first time home buyers. Helpful and nice, great communication. Thanks!Daniel Martinez & Courtney Graves
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.Andrea & Clay Ross
...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. ...Jeff W, Smith, Winderemere Capitol Hill
[Missy] was very helpful through the whole process, we got a house sooner than we expected, and she dealt with problems during and after the sale quickly and effectively.Adrian Quark
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.John & Margaret
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.Alex H.
As always, it was a pleasure working with you.Joy & Patrick
"...made our home buying experience much more relaxed"
My husband and I were referred to Danny by our Mortgage broker who stressed the importance of having a real estate agent who is excellent with paperwork. She was right! Danny's ability to quickly get offers together and coordinate all other moving pieces ended up being the reason our offer was accepted. Danny was available and responsive whenever we needed him which made our home buying experience much more relaxed. We got the home we wanted at a price we were happy about and I would highly recommend working with Danny!Gabby & Sean H.
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.Ward Vuillemot
Linda was a fantastic realtor who did a great job of being both cordial and professional. Would recommend.Andy Sterland
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!Jules & Karina
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.Stephanie H.
Les is the best! Positive, energetic, knowledgeable.Leslie Petty
Great realtor who always handled any issue or concern before it manifested into anything larger.
So appreciate what she did for me!
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!Richard and Elise Holliday (Sellers/Buyers)
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.Justin R.
Our experience with Missy on selling and buying our cooperative unit was a journey. To sell and buy a cooperative is a little more complicated than a house or condo. Missy had all the I's dotted and T's crossed. She would check in with us on a daily basis to let us know what the next steps were or if there were any hold ups. She did this all with a strong firm push in the right direction and with a passion for her profession. Missy exceeded our expectations of what a realtor would do for us. Really, in the end she became our friend. Missy, thanks so much!Lucy Duchemin & Cliff Nako
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!Amy H.
I think that communication and explanation of the process were a huge factor in our having a good business relationship. That meant a lot to me-- the last home I bought was a about 20 years ago, in a different state, and this time I was out of state the whole time except for viewing. So all the communication was by phone and email-- that much more of a challenge to keep a client fully on board throughout the process. I very much appreciated the frank and honest comments about different properties-- both positive and negative. This has been a fantastic learning experience. Great job! Many thanks!Ed Pasanen
I never could have done the paperwork or had the house ready without them. The yard work that was done really made a difference and was done in record time.Gloria & Glen
Nadine was always available and very positive about the whole process. And explained everything so the questions from us were minimal.
David was a constant presence, which for me was reassuring and helped with anything that needed to be done.
Lisa was prompt with her work, exceeded her estimates of selling price and time, and was very pleasant to work with. We appreciate working with people of integrity and we highly recommend Lisa’s “straight talk” and hard work.Dwight and Mary, Seattle, WA
We appreciated your tenacity! Thank you for all of your help.Homebuyers
Appreciate all the help with the home buying process! We had some big fears going into this process and you made those go away. Totally will be sending our friends to you as they get ready to buy, too.Josh Pan
Christine has a perfect combination of firmness and laid-back attitude that means everything gets done in a light, fun way, evening cleaning.Alina Koldin and John Rios
Christine went an extra mile for us, making dump runs, Goodwill runs, and literally helping us clear out and stage a room.