Carl was very knowledgeable, responsive, and patient during my recent property search, despite a wide ranging search area and specific purchase requirements that I had. He also kept me posted on new listings and changes in pricing regarding properties and developments I had the most interest in.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $450K in Phinney Ridge, Seattle, WA.
Working with Carl was great. We picked him off Zillow pretty randomly and before we know it, he had us hooked up with many more houses to look at than what we could even access online. He always met up with us to show property in a timely manner and offered lots of good advice to us first-time-buyers. He knew to ask questions of the seller and lender that we would never have thought of. Additionally, he was patient and respectful of our beginner-questions.
Most impressively, he got us a house at list price in this crazy market just for getting our offer in on time with all the required professional information--we later heard there were 8 other realtors with offers that did not make the deadline, pushing our offer to the front of the line! Thank you Carl for helping us find our HOME!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Ballard, Seattle, WA.
Carl Thorgerson was truly exceptional as our realtor. Professional, competent, and knowledgeable about both local and national market news and analysis. Moreover he was friendly and enjoyable to be with! It was largely through his outstanding attention to detail and experience that we bought the property. It was a distinct pleasure working with Carl and I hope we will have the same opportunity to work with him in the future. Simply put, the next time we are looking for a property, Carl Thorgerson will be our go to guy!
Bought a Single Family home in 2008 in Sunset Hill, Seattle, WA.
Several years ago, I sold my home of twenty-five years and had to move into a new
home within a one-month timeline. Carl helped me so much during what could have
been an even more stressful process. He was knowledgeable of the different neighbor-hoods and sent me frequent listings and took me to many viewings. But he was always
relaxed and put no pressure on me; always saying, "Don't worry, we'll find something."
And we did, and I love my new home. Carl helped me negotiate the deals with the big
company buyers of my old home and family sellers of the new home. And he continues
today to offer assistance to me and to my daughter and her family who are not ready to
purchase yet, but are hopeful to do so soon. I so appreciate his cheerfulness and
friendly optimism, and laid-back attitude backed by experience and expertise. Carl
made it fun and successful!
Sold a Condo home in 2008 for approximately $425K in Phinney Ridge, Seattle, WA.
Carl has been our broker for selling 3 homes and buying 2 homes in Seattle for over 20 years. He has done an excellent job for us in both hot and cool real estate markets, where his experience and professionalism really show through. He is patient, listens to our priorities, and clearly explains important considerations for home value and pricing strategies. We would certainly work with Carl again if we were to sell our current Seattle home or buy another.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in East Ballard, Seattle, WA.
I have worked with Carl to sell one home and to buy two homes. He was an excellent strategist in preparing my purchase offers, enabling me to outshine the competition and succeed in the purchase. His advice on managing the details involved in going from agreement to completed purchase really reduced my anxiety that I would forget something, etc. I highly recommend him.
Bought a Single Family home in 2000 in Seaview, Seattle, WA.
Carl Thorgerson is an extremely experienced real estate broker with a proven track record throughout Puget Sound.
Given his depth of experience, over the years he has worked with everyone from new, first time buyers to those that have bought and sold many homes. In each case he tailors the transaction to fit each customer's precise needs and resources.
Carl's negotiation expertise and business acumen are unmatched. I would recommend Carl without reservation if you are ready to take a journey into the real estate market in Seattle.
I find Carl Thorgerson a reliable and knowledgeable agent who is patient and understands the needs of his client. I bought and sold a duplex with his help. All went well and as expected. In addition he is looking for me for a small ground floor condo which we have not found as of yet.
I had the opportunity to work with Carl during my first housing search in the North Seattle area. After a thorough Q&A session to determine my "sweet spot" for a few target neighborhoods, Carl promptly had listings up that met the criteria, which automatically sent me ongoing updates as the listings came available. Carl was very prompt and accurately addressed the type of house/neighborhood I was looking for.
During the search, Carl and I worked together to scan the open listings. He monitored the good ones, and if I proposed one that he didn't like, he provided sound advice on why certain houses might be bad investments (e.g. busy street, odd foreclosure cases, etc.). In many cases, he had already visited the home on my behalf before I even had a chance to email him inquiring about the listing! I appreciated his expert advice and the experience he brought to the table.
Finally, I pursued two homes. Carl was effective at negotiating in a competitive buying environment, was prompt at getting the necessary application docs to me, and within a day or two of visiting each home, we had a response from the selling party. Ultimately, one house sold to a higher bidder, and the second I decided to back out of upon a professional inspection due to some structural issues.
Due to personal circumstances, I've decided to hold off on buying a home for up to another year, but due to my original experience working with Carl, he is at the top of the list and I WILL be using him again. Thank you Carl!
I have known Carl since 1981 when he assisted me in purchasing my first home. Since that time I have sold and purchased two more houses and each time I enlisted Carl's service and expertise. Recently I was considering selling my current home and Carl was the first person I contacted. He returned my communication quickly, was available to discuss options, and he provided knowledgeable recommendations.