We worked with the Keller Williams Eastside Real Estate team and just closed on a house in Issaquah in March 2016. We were really impressed with their service level and understanding of the current market.
We can’t write this review without giving rave reviews of Rosemarie McIntyre, the realtor who closed our deal! If you’re ready to buy a house, reach out to her and you will not be disappointed!
Let me tell you about our experience from beginning to end. My husband and I had just started going to open houses – we weren’t planning on buying in Seattle until we sold our home in LA. Rosemarie happened to be hosting one of the open houses we went to and aggressively (in a good way) reached out to learn about our needs, timeline, etc and asked to set up a meeting to discuss our needs in more detail. Even though we weren’t planning to buy for another 3-6 months, she and her teammate Dan Edwards took time on a Saturday evening the very next week to meet with us.
Once we started looking at homes seriously, Rosemarie always made herself available to go see them with us. For those we were interested in, she was quick to follow up with the listing agent to get details on any pre-inspections and to find out what the sellers were looking for in their offers. There was even a week where she went on vacation in Hawaii and still wrote up a last-minute offer and managed all the nail-biting calls with the listing agent. She also provided quick feedback on comps in the area so we could make a solid offer.
The Seattle market is extremely hot right now, so I can’t say homebuying was an easy process. We lost out on about 5 bids, but in the end won the best house for us. By the time we saw the house we eventually won, my husband and I were pretty worn out and frustrated with how competitive the market is. The last house was priced higher than the others we had looked at, and we thought there was no way we could win it with the max offer we could afford. We asked Rosemarie if it was worth even putting in a bid and she said, “You’ll never win a house you don’t try for.” So we put together the offer….and FINALLY WON IT! We’re so happy with our purchase and again, just so happy with Rosemarie’s service level, availability and just amazing attitude and character.
I have to say it again b/c this is so important when buying a house — I can’t stress enough how available she was. I felt like we were calling, texting or emailing every day – usually I would hear back from her within 10-15 minutes. I was never left waiting or wondering what was going on. Amazing!
FYI the Keller Williams realty site is not the greatest in our opinion. We still used Redfin throughout most of our search as they just provide better details and seem more up-to-date with listings. I have heard really bad things about Redfin realtors though so don’t use them as your realtor – use Rosemarie McIntyre at Keller Williams and just reference Redfin to see new home listings!