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Syvertsen/Mortell Bainbridge Island (39 years experience)
Bainbridge Waterfront Homes
After a brief attempt to sell our home ourselves, we contacted Arthur Mortell. Arthur and Georg's professionalism, knowledge of the BI real estate market and integrity make them an excellent choice in this highly competitive environment. Their familiarity with and use of numerous advertising venues gave us immediate, as well as, broad exposure. They kept us informed almost daily, explained each step in the process thoroughly and proved to be highly skilled negotiators. In addition, their calming, positive demeanor put us at ease and greatly reduced our stress. <br/><br/>We highly recommend Georg Syversten and Arthur Mortell!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $800K in Bainbridge Island, WA.
After a brief attempt to sell our home ourselves, we contacted Arthur Mortell. Arthur and Georg's professionalism, knowledge of the BI real estate market and integrity make them an excellent choice in this highly competitive environment. Their familiarity with and use of numerous advertising venues gave us immediate, as well as, broad exposure. They kept us informed almost daily, explained each step in the process thoroughly and proved to be highly skilled negotiators. In addition, their calming, positive demeanor put us at ease and greatly reduced our stress.
We highly recommend Georg Syversten and Arthur Mortell!
Sold a home in 2014 in Manitou Beach, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.
Georg and Arthur have a terrific combination of skills--long-time and deep knowledge of the local market, and up-to-date technical expertise to research, compare, and market properties. Most importantly, they are honest and transparent in all their communications and negotiations. Our property went on the MLS on April 8, 2014 and closed on May 23, 2014 at a price that pushed the sales price envelope for our type of property in our area.Markets and properties may differ, but successful sales require acute readings of all factors involved. Georg and Arthur always have their fingers on the pulse. I never doubted for an instance that they had our best interests foremost in their minds. I am thrilled we made such a quick, almost effortless sale; but will miss our frequent interactions.
Sold a home in 2013 in Manitou Beach, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.
Georg and Arthur worked with us through the process of selling our home and buying another home. They were patient and persistent throughout and always available and responsive. Their teamwork is a great asset, deepening their collective experience and extending their immediate availability.
Georg's decades of experience on Bainbridge Island was a tremendous asset. He and Arthur know and work well with the other real estate professionals on the Island. They understand the details of small private water systems (as at our old house) and private wells (as at our new house). They are attuned to issues of rainwater and groundwater and the regulatory issues. From Agate Passage in the north to Rich Passage in the south, they have dealt with properties and houses in every nook and cranny of this beautiful Island.
This was not the first time Georg has guided me through the process of buying or selling a house, and when we do so again, our first call will be to Georg and Arthur.
Bought a home in 2013 in Manitou Beach, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.
Arthur and George were imperative to our family buying a home on Bainbridge Island. They are dedicated, hardworking and enjoyable to work with! We are so grateful for their service and very happy in our new home.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.125M in Bainbridge Island, WA.
We would highly recommend Arthur and Georg to anyone looking to buy or sell a home on Bainbridge Island. Arthur was instrumental in helping us navigate both the sale of our existing home and the purchase of a new home, all executed within a matter of weeks. Both Arthur and Georg demonstrated excellent knowledge of the local market that helped us gauge the opportunity/risk in changing homes. Arthur was an outstanding realtor, project manager, and taskmaster to keep us on track – all without ever being too pushy. He was also very responsive and proactive throughout the process. We always felt that we were his top priority.
Arthur was also there to lend a hand even after the transactions were closed. When a snafu caused a long delay with Comcast connecting phone/internet service, Arthur offered assistance to keep our home-based business running. Arthur never let the process overwhelm us. I don’t think we can ask for better service than that.
Response from Georg Syvertsen & on 02/24/2014
Thank you, Claudia and Bob! It was an honor representing you and we are both here anytime you need anything.
Arthur and Georg
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $550K in Bainbridge Island, WA.
I recently asked Georg Syvertsen & Arthur Mortell of Coldwell Banker to help an elder gentleman friend to market and sell his home. The friend had no experience in selling his home and needed all the help he could get. George and Arthur were exceptional! They did a wonderful job of marketing and showing the home. They guided their client thru the entire process and never overlooked a detail. They communicated with him on almost a daily basis. They held several open houses and followed up on showings by other realtors.
They had expert knowledge of painters, city and county officials and down to a cleaning person to make the home sparkle. They took care of every last detail. They were in constant touch with the buyers agent, and escrow. They made sure the offer was placed by a qualified buyer and that all requests by the buyer were answered and every agency was followed up and services completed.
They were in constant contact with the seller and took the time to explain every last detail in a positive and caring way to the seller. The sale was smooth and completed in a very reasonable length of time. If you want a positive experience in buying or selling your home I highly recommend Gerog Syvertsen and Arthur Mortell.
Response from Georg Syvertsen & on 02/12/2014
Sally, thank you for your kind review. We enjoyed working with you and Joe and appreciate the referral. You are terrific. Joe is truly fortunate to have you as a friend.
We will be in touch with both of you and are here for you if you need us in any way!
Arthur and Georg
Sold a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $750K in Bainbridge Island, WA.
Georg Syertsen provided outstanding results for selling our home in a weak economy, with his extraordinary knowledge of the Bainbridge market. The depth of his expertise allowed us to rely on him completely, and his advice was consistently accurate and precise. He developed a comprehensive advertising plan and high-quality marketing materials, then actively communicated with us every step of the way. His responsiveness was wonderful. For example, when stressful developments arose with potential buyers, he had answers for us instantly and creative solutions to keep everything on track. His integrity, professionalism and kindness gave us every confidence throughout the selling process.
Ten years prior to selling our Bainbridge home (above), we were referred to Georg and learned firsthand that he knew Bainbridge inside out. We wanted to move to the island, and he worked with us patiently to search for a home. The economy was strong and prices were rising, but Georg’s knowledge of the Bainbridge market led us to an unexpected gem. He was highly skilled at perceiving the qualities we were looking for, even though we couldn’t articulate them clearly. Georg quickly negotiated an excellent purchase price and guided us through a couple surprises from the seller, gently but very effectively preventing the deal from falling apart. He stayed in touch with us afterwards, always ready to help if we needed a recommendation for professionals or service providers. His knowledge of Bainbridge includes an exhaustive network of contacts.
We’re not ever going to forget how much Georg did for us - he’s an exceptional person and amazing realtor.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $400K in Bainbridge Island, WA.
Buying a house or property can be so stressful. Arthur takes all the stress off your shoulders and makes the process seem easy and stress free. Anytime I wanted to see the house he was available with short notice and happy to show me as many times as I needed to see it before making my decision. There was no time in our process that I worried. He was so trustful and professional at all times and held my desires and questions in the highest regard. When I didn't understand something he didn't make me feel like I should be able to figure it out on my own, he just walked me through the process or paperwork. Example being with getting my mortgage figured out.
Response from Georg Syvertsen & on 02/04/2014
Julie, thank you for your kind review and thank you for placing your trust in Georg and me to purchase this property for you. I am excited to see your vision come to life!
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $525K in Bainbridge Island, WA.
After listing my home for sale, rather than just waiting for an offer to come in, Arthur Mortell worked relentlessly and appropriately aggressively to market my home. Arthur's hard work and deep familiarity with the area and the market resulted in a prompt sale at a good price during a difficult and falling market. I will certainly work with him again and I can recommend him without hesitation or reservation.
Bought a home in 2013 in Manitou Beach, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.
Georg Syvertsen and Arthur Mortell are a great team that my husband and I had the pleasure of working with! We contacted them through a personal referral when we were looking to buy a home on Bainbridge Island, WA. From the moment we first contacted them, we were impressed with their professionalism and knowledge of the area. Their expertise was very important to us, as we were in California and conducted this home search long-distance. They listened carefully to what we were looking for and what was best for us. We truly feel that they had the best interest of our family in mind from the start. Once we found a few homes that fit our needs, they were quick to make sure we got appointments and all the required information. They moved quickly and efficiently, which was important to our timeline. They were both informative and candid with us throughout the entire process, which gave us a great sense of ease. We ended up purchasing the perfect home for our family and none of this would have have ever been possible without the help and guidance of Georg and Arthur!
Response from Georg Syvertsen & on 01/07/2014
Thank you Lindsay and Nick for your kind review of our services. You will love living here. From the schools, to the parks, restaurants and especially the people, we have a lot to be grateful for! Best, Georg and Arthur