Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $475K in Bothell, WA.
Carmen and Ernie are extremely helpful, patient, and knowledgeable. They helped us find and buy a bank-owned home in Bothell in a transaction that seemed nearly impossible to complete, if not for their patience and diligence. As with most bank-owned properties, the seller was difficult to work with and imposed strict deadlines. The title company and lender were slow and also difficult to work with. Even more challenging, we had to deal with a U.S. embassy abroad and with the U.S. customs authorities (not a typical real estate transaction in that regard!). Carmen and Ernie remained helpful and supportive through all these complex steps. They worked hard on our behalf and kept the pressure on all parties involved to make sure that we close successfully.
They were always accessible by phone, text, and e-mail, always responsive, and very flexible and accommodating. They understood exactly what we were looking for and were able to find us a great home at a bargain price, and helped us close successfully despite all the challenges. We give them full mark and would strongly recommend them.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $550K in Snohomish, WA.
Ernie and Carmen were easy to work with and extremely helpful. They listened to our concerns regarding selling our home and offered a variety of resources when we were working to prepared our home to stage and list for sale.
Carmen and Ernie were great at helping us determine what features we wanted for our NEW HOME. They were willing to take us to view new listings at a moments notice and often arrived with additional listings for other homes for sale in the same area.
During the routine confusion of selling a home while purchasing another, they were always offering to help. They were even willing to meet with various trades when repair quotes were needed or work was being performed.
The home that we needed to sell was listed on a Thursday, the Meier's held an OPEN HOUSE that weekend and we were looking at four different offers the next Tuesday. We ended up getting much more than our listing price and the sale closed right on schedule.
We found a beautiful home that was more than we had hoped for. We were able to make an offer on the home the same day that we viewed it and within 2 days we were told that our offer was accepted.
Ernie and Carmen are a great team. They are both very knowledgeable. They understand the Housing Market, they bring a depth from having been involved in the insurance world for many years and they are very involved in the community.
They are great people, fun to be around, positive, resourceful, efficient and delivered everything that they promised.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $525K in Bothell, WA.
Carmen and Ernie from the very beginning of the buy/sell process made my wife and I feel we were in good hands. By identifying our needs and wants in addition to their knowledge of the local market, we quickly identified the perfect home and within our budget guidelines. They initially learned what we wanted and actively sought it out!
They were extremely professional yet completely understood the emotional ups and downs that go along with buying and selling a home.
Finally when it came time to sell our family home, Carmen and Ernie were the driving force and actively worked very hard to make the sale fast and at a great price.
Thank you Carmen and Ernie, you guys made this happen and were are very grateful for all you did.
They are the best! I am a first home buyer, and they helped me from the beginning to the end and made every single step really easy for me. I've worked with other agents before, but I get a lot of pressure from them, and that's why I switched to Ernie and Carmen! They never give you pressure, and are always willing to help you out!
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $375K in Kennydale, Renton, WA.
Ernie and Carmen provided friendly, courteous and responsive service. They quickly picked up on the specifics of the home we were looking to purchase and showed homes with these qualities. They gave professional and honest feedback regarding their opinion on homes that we viewed. They helped to negotiate an offer that resulted in us purchasing the home of our choice that had four offers on it. During the closing process, they provided prompt responses to both our questions as well as helping to communicate with the mortgage company. They helped to close our home in just 31 days. I would highly recommend Ernie and Carmen as agents that will give you respect, professionalism and friendly service. They have gone above and beyond our expectations as real estate agents. Thank you Ernie and Carmen for providing us with a great home buying experience.
Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $275K in Bothell, WA.
Working with Ernie and Carmen was all that we hoped it would be. They were on top of all issues and helpful from start to finish which in this case took a total of three weeks from listing to closing and with an offer for more than the listing.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $400K in Sammamish, WA.
The experience in selling my home with Ernie and Carmen was excellent. From my first phone call requesting information to the final follow-up after closing took 6 weeks! Through this very stressful process, I felt understood, comforted and free to give my opinion and felt listened to, even when they disagreed.
Ernie kept in close communication, often daily, when creating a detailed plan for getting house on the market, and during the offer and acceptance process. My situation changed quickly and they offered to take over many of my own responsibilities in order to relieve me of the stress. This was beyond any of my expecations.
The negotiation happened effortlessly, and Ernie offered me good advice, allowing an agreement within just a few hours.
"Above and beyond" are the words that best descrsibe Ernie and Carmen's efforts. Carmen knows the process and paperwork inside and out - and uses technology (online signatures) to accomodate busy schedules.
I recommend Ernie and Carmen without hesitation -- because of how I FELT when going through this very stressful event!
I had the privilege of having Ernie and Carmen as my agents. As a first time home buyer, i was concern about the complicated tasks of buying a home.But all that concern was put to rest because Ernie and Carmen was there with me every step of the way. For appointments related to the house that i am unable to attend , they were there on my behalf. They will work hard for you and will go out of their way to make sure that things will go in your favor. I've never had an email or phone call go unanswered. It takes a lot for someone to impressed me with their work ethics but i have to hand it to Ernie and Carmen because they surpass my expectations. If you are looking for agents that will work for you, stop your search now, you've found them. Its been a joy and pleasure having them as my agents. Highly recommended!!
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $150K in Bothell, WA.
I recently had the great pleasure of working with Ernie & Carmen Meier on my first Real Estate Purchase. Not only was it my first homeowner purchase, but it was a foreclosure. They made the not so easy task of foreclosures and Short Sales a breeze and handled each and every “road bump” with professionalism and efficiency. They were able to explain each step to me along the way and guide me through the process as stress free as possible. I couldn’t possibly thank the both of them enough for their hard work, as I’m now the owner of a condominium I could never have dreamt to call my own. I will without a doubt look to Ernie & Carmen for their knowledge and expertise going forward for any of my Real Estate Needs.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $400K in Sammamish, WA.
My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Ernie & Carmen during the purchase of our new home (and first home). This was a very unique transaction for several reasons, to include the fact that we were out of state getting married during the final weeks of closing! They went out of their way, and exceeded out expectations several times during the process.
The Meier's represent a level of commitment and integrity that should serve as a model for other professionals in this business.