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07/06/2014 - erknrwd
Sold a home in 2010.
I have worked with Derek on and off for 10 yrs purchasing and selling personal and investment properties. He has great customer service, is genuine and has always tailored his services to address my needs. On each deal Derek has been a creative thinker and expert negotiator. I highly recommend his services.
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06/25/2014 - zuser20140625095400110
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Seward Park, Seattle, WA.
Without Derek, there is no way my wife and I would have slipped into our house before the market blew up in March, 2014. We are both self-employed and have since turned this little fixer-upper into a home + 2 flourishing businesses. 3-bedroom house in Seward park for $242,000. If Derek hadn't sat down with us and said, "this is your house! If you're not ready, that's fine, but we won't find another this suited to you at this price." He was able to let us know that there was time pressure without being overbearing and kept us focused on what we needed to do to make our dreams reality.
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05/06/2014 - robinsonmaryk
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $275K in Seattle, WA.
Awesome, enthusiastic, friendly, expert, responsive, professional and passionate. These are the first few words that come to my mind as I’m writing my review for Derek Ward. For a first time home buyer my mind was always at ease working with Derek. He was more than wonderful when I would send him my never ending email questions. He would always have a response for me in a matter of minutes. No where will you find his level of customer service these days. You literally feel like you are the only person he is working with to help find a home. If you use Derek you won’t be disappointed.
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05/05/2014 - brofski
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $500K in Edmonds, WA.
Derek is amazing! A very genuine and patient realtor who really took the time to understand our needs and find what we were looking for. Derek’s knowledge of houses in general really helped us evaluate the pros and cons of every house we looked at. Hands down I would recommend Derek to anyone who is serious about buying a house.
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04/22/2014 - bryan luttrell
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $450K in Greenwood, Seattle, WA.
We wanted a house to live in and raise a family. Of course, we were concerned with the investment, but not as much as a long-term, enjoyable place to raise a family.

Derek on the other hand, was concerned about meeting our needs and providing as much value as possible. He combined analytical prowess with insightful creativity to narrow-down the limited inventory in the market and to find us a place that met all of our requirements and then some. Our house has since appreciated by over 25% of the value we paid for it.

I cannot say enough about Derek's personal infrastructure (the referrals to lenders and other resources) to get a job done. He found our options quickly and was always available to make our runs over town. He helped us narrow down our scope, and shared with us, some analytical tools he deployed to do so.

If you are looking for a new house, in a market that offers plenty of buyers and little inventory, it's important you go with a local expert to ensure you can act quickly and diligently. Derek is that local expert, and should you need a Realtor, he's your guy.
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04/20/2014 - kolyank
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $425K in Maple Leaf, Seattle, WA.
We began working with Derek with the goal of buying a home in 2014. Knowing this, Derek still gave us his full attention and took us on house tours whenever we were available. During a couple of months of touring numerous Seattle homes both north and south of downtown, Derek was very helpful with explaining the purchasing process, describing the negotiation techniques and suggesting remodeling options. When we saw our current home, Derek lead the negotiations and got our offer accepted over a higher cash offer. As we prepared to move in, Derek helped us come up with a remodeling plan that we executed last winter. I have already recommended Derek to several friends and coworkers and I would gladly highly recommend Derek's expertise to anyone looking for a new home in Seattle.
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10/07/2013 - seattleshillito
Bought a home in 2013.
Derek helped us purchase a house in the Columbia city area. We had very specific needs when it came to the house and complicated financing. Derek was incredibly helpful and patient. He had a wealth of knowledge when it came time to negotiate. The house was a fixer and Derek was spot on with the costs for renovation. I would not hesitate using him again.
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09/03/2013 - jjonesx86
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $550K in Wallingford, Seattle, WA.
Derek Ward has been our Real Estate Agent through several different transactions and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a true professional to help guide them through any type of real estate deal. We bought and sold houses with Derek and each time he has been a strong advocate for us while also being the kind of person that other Agents want to work with, helping to open opportunities or close deals that might not have been possible with other people.
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10/31/2012 - yolindaw
Sold a Multi Family home in 2011 for approximately $600K in Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA.
We sold our rental house, and purchased our home using Derek Ward. Both times he was great, keeping us informed, letting us know what to expect and recommending strategies. He sold our rental during a distressed market, but the property sold quickly and we had multiple offers. We couldn’t have been more pleased. I would definitely use Derek in the future and have recommended him to my friends.
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07/16/2012 - Marshall Carter
Bought a Multi Family home in 2007 for approximately $575K in Central, Seattle, WA.
Derek sold me my house in 2007. He negotiated an excellent price and attended to my special needs. This agent is A+ and comes highly recommended!
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Derek Ward
Sterling, Johnston & Associates
8435 161st Ave. NE
Redmond, WA  98052
(206) 397-0560
(206) 316-9505
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