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06/17/2014 - zuser20140617175354040
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $700K in Bothell, WA.
My wife and I were new to the area looking for our first house and were recommended Doug by a work colleague and friend. As buyers, we couldn't have been happier with the service we received. Doug was able to process the type of house we were interested in in the area we were interested in and show us only the houses that met our specifications. He was patient with us throughout the whole process. He was also honest with us about his opinions on certain properties, features, locations, etc. He never once tried to up sell us or push any property on us that we weren't interested in. We grew to trust him implicitly. Doug was patient with my wife and I and eventually found us the house we ended up buying. He was shrewd in his negotiating and got us the best deal possible, even in this hot market. We can not give any higher endorsement of him. We hope that Doug is still working in the future when we decide to sell and find another property.
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10/02/2013 - user3062521
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $325K in Lake Forest Park, WA.
As a first time home buyer, Doug inspired confidence in the hunt for a place to call home. Doug did not try to rush us or pressure us into settling on a house and was the first person to call out problems with a potential home. He even steered us away from a few houses that we initially liked but that would have caused us serious problems down the road.

When we found "the one," Doug immediately reached out to the seller's agent to put us in the pole position to get the house. We got into a bidding war with another potential buyer, and I relied on Doug's advice throughout. We got the house!

Doug also has great relationships with home inspectors, mortgage brokers, and other realtors, greatly reducing the stress of the closing process.

I will rely on Doug for all my real estate needs from here on out!
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07/31/2013 - user95767987
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Belltown, Seattle, WA.
Doug was great to work with! He has a positive and friendly attitude, and he did great in communicating with the listing agents. He also did lots of research on property history, etc. I'd definitely use Doug again if in the market, and wouldn't hesitate in recommending him to others.
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07/26/2013 - user7673010
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $475K in Magnolia, Seattle, WA.
As a client, my house-hunting process extended of a long period of time because I vascillated over a decision whether and when to buy. Doug was very patient and understanding of this process, and always was enthusiastic to "jump back in the game" with me in response to my email or telephone call that it was time to initate the search again. Doug's knowledge of the region's real estate market is vast and and he has expert understanding of the real estate transaction process, as any client would expect and want. Doug is a consummate professional: competent in his job and respectful, honest and direct. His manner of interacting is a perfect blend of clear communication, assertiveness and affability, and I thorougly enjoyed his personality and appreciated his efforts throughout this process.
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07/25/2013 - user1446539
Bought a home in 2013.
Doug has been my agent with the two properties I have purchased, and I have been very impressed with the job that he did each time. He is easy to work with, knowledgable, and makes the whole process very smooth.

Doug was more than willing to take me to look at all the properties I wanted to see and was great at noticing details about them that I would never have noticed: things like neighborhood, condition of the property, and what (if anything) should be expected when it came to maintenance or possible property improvements. He was open and communicative about the negotiations and buying process, so I never felt like I didn't know what was going on or where I stood.

The price on the last place was not particularly high so I'm sure he had some bigger deals in the works, but you would never know by the time he spent and care he took to make sure I got a place that I wanted at a price that I was happy with. I recommend him to my friends & co-workers, and will definitely work with him in the future.
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07/25/2013 - user493142
Sold a home in 2013.
Doug Holman's attention to detail really sets him apart from other sellers. I have sold four homes over the last 8 years and by far, Doug was the best. He stays engaged not only during the listing proces but really takes the time to make sure the house is staged properly and is looking its best for a great sale. We sold our home at the slowest period of the year and he put in time to draw the few buyers in with open houses and networking with buyers agents. Doug did nto encourage us to take the first offer on the table either as I ahve seen from other agents, he knew what we could target for a sale price and we stuck to our guns, it was worth following his good advice. I would use Doug again for either sellign or buying and if you are in the market, I wouldn't recommend any other agent than Doug.
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07/24/2013 - user9309564
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $475K in Shoreline, WA.
Doug Holman’s the best. He helped me with the upleg of a 1031 exchange. I’m in the process of selling some real estate I own in California and re-invest in the Seattle area. I sold a small apartment in California without realizing how tight the Seattle market was and would have had a bad result if Doug wasn’t there to help me. Doug has such a command of the neighborhoods he works that he seems to be able to sense which properties will be best from the investment perspective. He also can look beyond the first impression and see hidden value. He has experience fixing up properties that might be undervalued in their initial state, and has an extensive list of contractors and handymen that he will recommend if the numbers work out. The market in Seattle was hard to break into in April 2013 but Doug kept working with me until I accomplished my objective, which was to find real estate that produced a very respectable rate of return. The properties are well enough located so they will probably appreciate nicely. I am managing the properties myself but had to return to California for an extended period. Doug has been kind enough to help me find handymen for a few small items that came up since my leaving. I’m an experienced investor and have worked with good realtors before. Doug is the best.
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02/02/2013 - user7267449
Showed home in 2013.
My husband and I were looking for a house on Zillow, that is how we met Doug. He showed us a couple of houses and we really enjoy the service he provided. He is very knowledgeable, honest and professional. Any home buyer or seller would benefit from his work.
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12/10/2012 - user8586605
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.775M in Finn Hill, Kirkland, WA.
Doug is a fabulous real estate agent. We were initially very casually looking for a new home and had a time-frame of months to a year, as we wanted to find the right house at the right price. Doug took us to see dozens of homes but never pressured us to decide on location or time-frame. When we did find the house we wanted, he was a steady voice who guided us through the entire process, providing reasonable and sound advice on making an offer, guiding us through inspections, bringing a contractor to take a quick look at the house to determine how difficult any renovations or later additions might be, and providing calming reassurance during ridiculous interactions with lenders. We even ended up choosing a different lender at nearly the last minute and he didn't flinch. He also does his homework--he called the neighbors in the area we decided to buy to determine noise levels, looked up schools and gave us printed reports on the neighborhood, and generally went the extra mile. He was always prepared when he showed us a property. Definitely call Doug if you are looking to buy a house!
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10/09/2012 - Chris Charlie
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $450K in South Juanita, Kirkland, WA.
Doug is a true professional. Ultimately we had no idea where we were going to purchase a home. We had it narrowed down to both the 1-5 and the 405 corridor so pretty much any good neighborhood on the east side OR the west side. Doug was patient and knowledgeable, not only about the neighborhoods but also homes in general. Many times I found myself asking him his opinion about structure, remodels etc, no shortage of information, BUT if he did not know, he was up front with me and later email me the answer. We spent a lot of time in the car, riding with Doug was a real pleasure, he has a good sense of humor which kept us going when at times the wind was out of our sails. I would recommend Doug for many reasons but what really stood out was the following; he was fair, patient, professional, prompt, punctual, passionate and he made time for us. This is the type of agent you want to work with, no frills, no gimmicks, just excellent service.
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