Testimonials

Yelp Review : Brad R. Seattle, WA

Tim is without a doubt the greatest Realtor on Earth. Wow, did I just say that out loud... yes I did and I've got the proof to back it up. My wife and I recently moved to the Seattle area from Southern California and we were quite apprehensive about leaving sunny SoCal to move to the Pacific North West where rain is considered the norm. Having lived in SoCal for over 15 years we were under the impression that home ownership was just a dream and unless a home was bequeathed to you from a dead relative, you would never be a home owner. Well that all changed when we moved to Seattle and figured we'd take a look at what the market had to offer. Having lived in a small town and being walking distance to all the bars and restaurants, we had big demands to find that quaint little neighborhood feel but yet be close enough the action if we wanted. To add some salt to the equation, we also just found out we were parents-to-be and had about a year to find something a bit more permanent before junior arrived. So now we got an even bigger list of demands. We want something walking distance to some entertainment, we need to be close to schools and a park for junior, and it needs to be close to a bus line so pops can catch a ride to work on public transportation if needed. So the hunt was on to find the perfect home.

Initially we were introduced to Tim via some friends and this was before we actually left Huntington Beach. So at first it was a quick "Hi" and "How are you" but again we were in the mindset of we have no intention of buying as we could never afford a home. Well Tim was not aggressive in any way and just shot us an email to say, well when the time is right and you'd like to look, just let me know. About a month went by and Tim sent another email just as a casual "hello" and this was about the time we were relocating to Seattle. Again we were in the rental mode and said, well since we just moved up here we are not sure if we want to continue renting or perhaps look at what is possible to buy. But we figured this was a great opportunity to get a good tour of some Seattle neighborhoods to see what is out there.

So we scheduled a day with Tim and asked him to show us some potential homes and gave him our price range. We provided some basic minimum requirements and let him go in search of what is out there. The following weekend Tim had put together this fantastic booklet of 5 homes from all different neighborhoods based on our price range and desires. After a day of visiting different neighborhoods and seeing various houses, we were quite fortunate. We were dead set on Queen Anne and it was only confirmed after a second weekend of venturing out. We knew what we wanted and now it was just finding the right home in Queen Anne.

About two weeks went by and our mind set went from we should continue to rent to, now is the time to buy. This may have been elevated by the news of finding out we were parents to be in about 9 months. But more importantly, we were paying more rent that we wanted to and now was the time to consider putting our money into something more permanent.

On our second outing with Tim, we stumbled across the perfect home. It had the location, the look, and the price was almost achievable. On first impression we thought, we could never afford this, but man it would be so great to own this home. Well after waiting a week and looking at other homes with Tim we kept coming back to our dream home. So now we have waited two weeks and thought there is no home like the one we want. Trouble was, the home had only just been put on the market and making an offer so soon would have provided no negotiation room. So on total pins and needles for about a month we sat and waited. In the mean time Tim took us out one more time to look at additional homes and at this point it only confirmed... Goddammit, we want that home.

At the thirty-day mark we could wait no longer and told Tim... Let's make an offer. We absolutely love this home and need it. Perhaps the owner would be willing to come down quite a bit to make this home something we can afford.

Without going into too much detail, Tim had us over for a bottle of wine and helped us draw up the most amazing offer. We had our whole strategy laid out and it helped that Tim knew the seller's Realtor so we were able to get some helpful info about where our offer stood.

Tim was incredibly knowledgeable about home buying strategy, he was easy to work with, professional, and very responsive. My wife and I never felt rushed, under any pressure, and genuinely had an amazing home buying experience. It took a couple of offers going back and forth with the buyer but in the end, we were able to find an amazing middle ground which ended up about 10% below the original asking price which was huge.

Tim also held our hand throughout the entire escrow process and left no stone unturned. Tim ultimately turned a dream into reality!

Yelp Review : Michele M. Seattle, WA

I can't wait to work with Tim on my next real estate transaction!!!...,Yep!
He is a gem, I have nothing but great things to say about how he conducts himself and I give him a platinum rating on every front. Mine was a unique, challenging, stressful real estate situation; I found his research, information, market knowledge and advise totally spot on. Tim walked me through every step, pinch hitted for me when needed and worked tirelessly to have the process go more smoothly than I ever could have ever imagined. I highly recommend him as a good natured man of integrity with a rock solid work ethic. Tim Rocks!

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Review on Zilllow

*Highly likely to recommend
Helped me rent a Multi Family home in East Ballard, Seattle, WA.
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Tim is an awesome realtor. We were looking to invest in a multi-family property for the first time, and Tim lent us all of his expertise, recommendations, and time.

We didn't know what a good multi-family investment really looked like, but Tim has a very good grip on the market, and he has solid methods for evaluating the viability of this type of investment. His intuition is also very good. He was able to weed through the properties that were available and present to us the ones that would be best for what we wanted to do, which was short-term rentals.

When it came to looking at places, Tim was ALWAYS available. A place would pop up on the market, and we'd want to see it that day or the next. Tim was very good at contacting owners and sellers' agents to set up viewings in a timely manner. He was even willing to set up viewings on places that seemed far-fetched.

When we decided to put an offer on a duplex that we hadn't even seen, Tim was out of town. However, he contacted another realtor in the office, and we submitted the offer that afternoon.

The closing process went unbelievably smoothly, and Tim was there every step of the way - for the viewings and the inspection, negotiating with the sellers' agent, checking on repairs, the re-inspection, the closing, and handing us the keys.

We'll be looking to do this again in the future, and Tim will be our realtor. I can't recommend him highly enough.

Review on Zilllow

Highly likely to recommend
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Belltown, Seattle, WA.
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Can't wait to work with Tim again! It's been a long process (started about 3 years ago and but really kicked into high gear the past 4 months), but I can happily say that I finally found what I was looking for. Being my first property purchase, Tim was great to have as an agent. I was looking for a place to live in, for the short-term and an investment for the long-term. His knowledge in both Real Estate and Real Estate Investments couldn't have suited me any better. He walked me through all the steps of purchasing a home and was always prompt in responding to my many questions. He always wanted what was best for me and my situation and made sure that he did all that he could to make me feel comfortable and satisfied with my first purchase. Thanks Tim!

Review on Zilllow

Highly likely to recommend
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $250K in East Ballard, Seattle, WA.
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I would rate Tim higher if I could. My wife and I were beneficiaries of Tim's expertise late last year when we were seeking out a property to build on in the Ballard/GreenLake/ Wallingford areas of Seattle. Tim was instrumental in our ability to secure a promising lot for building on in the area we sought. A number of problems arose during the "feasibility" determination process and Tim was very active in tackling and eliminating these problems one by one.

Tim is a real pro who does his homework. He went above and beyond the duties normally associated with being a realtor. I would recommend Tim to anyone who is eager to have the assistance of a highly knowledgeable, highly capable as well as attentive realtor. Thank you, Tim.

Review on Zilllow: Susie Dartford

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Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $250K in East Ballard, Seattle, WA.
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I would rate Tim higher if I could. My wife and I were beneficiaries of Tim's expertise late last year when we were seeking out a property to build on in the Ballard/GreenLake/ Wallingford areas of Seattle. Tim was instrumental in our ability to secure a promising lot for building on in the area we sought. A number of problems arose during the "feasibility" determination process and Tim was very active in tackling and eliminating these problems one by one.

Tim is a real pro who does his homework. He went above and beyond the duties normally associated with being a realtor. I would recommend Tim to anyone who is eager to have the assistance of a highly knowledgeable, highly capable as well as attentive realtor. Thank you, Tim.

Review on Zilllow: SarahSterrGarner

Highly likely to recommend
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $250K in Haller Lake, Seattle, WA.
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Tim helped my mom sell her house in record time and put in a lot of elbow grease to get the job done. Several years later, my husband and I were ready to buy a house and knew we couldn't go with anyone else. We consider ourselves to be pretty independent consumers but of course as first time home buyers we had no idea the amount of time and worry home buying can be. Having Tim walk us through everything, the process went smoothly and I don't think we could have had a better experience. Tim put all of our worries at ease and was available to us whenever we needed him. He was always on our side making sure we were getting the best house that fit us. Tim is definitely our realtor for life.

Review on Zilllow: Ballard investor

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Tim is one of the best out there! He helped us purchase an investment property in South Everett. Being our first investment property due to Tim's knowledge of investent properties he made us feel at ease. Tim was on top of every detail and request we had. He educated us on all aspects of buying a rental property and landlording even going so far as to share his contacts with us. Tim is knowledgable, personable and passionate about his profession what more can you ask for.

Review on Zilllow: Queen Anne Investor

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Bought a home in 2010.
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I bought a duplex on Queen Anne with Tim. It was a short sale and I never would have been able to get the property without him! He gave me great advice that enabled me to be first in line to get the property. He then represented me very well in all of the negotiations with the banks. I would have paid more for the property if not for Tim's advice to be patient and try again. He saved me thousands of dollars! He truly understands the goals and needs of an investor and represented me with great knowledge and intregrity. 5 stars, two thumbs up, kudos, etc...I would not hesitate to use him again.

Review on Zilllow: Michele Seattle

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Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $425K in Wedgwood, Seattle, WA.
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I can?t wait to work with Tim on my next real estate transaction!!!...Yep!, He is a gem, I have nothing but great things to say about how he conducts himself and I give him a platinum rating on every front. Mine was a unique, challenging, stressful real estate situation; I found his research, information, market knowledge and advise totally spot on. Tim walked me through every step, pinch hitted for me when needed and worked tirelessly to have the process go more smoothly than I ever could have ever imagined. I highly recommend him as a good natured man of integrity with a rock solid work ethic. Tim Rocks!