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Ione McCarthy

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Agent

1 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Real Estate Professional

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Staging

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I am a lifelong resident of Washington State and a graduate of the University of  Washington. My education includes Art, Architecture, and Interior Design. In addition  to my education I began my career in retail with a major department store chain. My position as a buyer in the merchandising office created a broad base of business  knowledge. The responsibility for a purchasing budget of several million dollars for  thirty stores would be the foundation on which I would build my own business. After much work and planning, I opened Corporate Travel Service. My multi-million dollar  travel agency became one of the most successful agencies in Seattle, catering to the business traveler. In 1996 I sold my agency, which became a part of the American Express Travel Group. Over the ensuing years I have been a General Contractor, building and/or renovating houses and marketing them for sale. Having this personal  experience and my lifelong residency in Washington, I am well informed of the market trends and changing cycles of our local Real Estate. With the experience and  knowledge in hand, it was a natural transition to my career in Real Estate in 2000. 


My past careers and education have laid a solid foundation for my present position as a professional Realtor with the RSVP Real Estate team. If you are "buying" a home  you can depend on my background knowledge of a home`s components and the  associated values. If you are "selling" a home, you can depend on the correct pricing and a comprehensive marketing plan. Do it once, do it right! After all the home you buy or sell is possibly the most important financial decision you will make. Together we can successfully realize your "Real Estate Goals". 


Ione McCarthy, RSVP Real Estate Inc

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Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(1)
Property Address
Bed / Bath
Price

Past Sales  

(17 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Sell-side
11/20/2014
$695,000

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11/20/2014 - Sell-side - $695,000

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Sell-side
09/20/2013
$650,000

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Sell-side
05/17/2013
$317,000

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05/17/2013 - Sell-side - $317,000

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Sell-side
05/08/2013
$521,000

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05/08/2013 - Sell-side - $521,000

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Sell-side
12/20/2012
$439,000

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12/20/2012 - Sell-side - $439,000

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Ratings & Reviews

  
 

10/20/2014 - user0127323
Sold a Condo home in 2014 in Alki, Seattle, WA.

Ione has sold our three personal homes and assisted us in buying a rental duplex. Each home has sold very smoothly thanks to her hand holding when it was needed by the lender, inspector, appraiser or title company. Her knowledge is deep and she uses it expertly. Ioneis there if something needs to be managed! Ione comes into your home and can see what the buyers will see. She will advise and then hire well to make the small improvements that make your home sell. She has a staging sensibility and style that is unique and quite amazing! You will very much enjoy working with Ione. She is an expert in buying and selling!  More Less 

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09/24/2014 - user1317926
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $350K in Martha Lake, Bothell, WA.

I cannot say enough positive things about Ione! I was referred to Ione through a mutual friend and I initially spoke with her on the phone to explain what my family and I were looking for and she immediately went to work for us. Within hours she was emailing me possible properties to look at and constantly asking us about them so that she could know exactly what to look for and present to us so that our time was not wasted. The first time we actually met was at our first showing; within minutes it was obvious she was working for us and our interests were her priority. We found the perfect home pretty quickly and Ione took care of EVERYTHING, making sure everyone involved was staying on track all the way to closing. She made a comment to me about working with several people at once, but my wife and I felt as though she was our own personal real estate broker because her attention, focus and communication was 100% on our needs. If we are ever in the market again, Ione is the only person I would trust to take care of us!  More Less 

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05/04/2014 - johnmurphy99
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.225M in Admiral, Seattle, WA.

Ione helped us sell a $1.2M house. We had listed it several times over the past 6 years with no interest, so it was going to be a difficult sale based on our experience.

We hired Ione for three primary reasons:

1) She had a pro-active plan to market the house once it was listed. In the past, our agent listed it and sat. Sure, they ran ads and had open houses, but Ione's plan included outreach through social media and others. We were quite pleased to see that she would go above and beyond what others would.

2) She had a very normal, business personality that my wife be able to get along with well, given we expected a drawn out process again. She is appropriately sparkly, focused, and reasonable. She understood our personal quirks and appreciated the finer qualities of the home we were selling. She's very good to work with. MANY realtors we've encountered are "characters" that have/could get on nerves. Ione is a consummate professional that I could work well with in any business setting.

3) She has a warehouse full of staging furniture and did ours for FREE. While we had most of the furniture for each room, she knew exactly what to draw from her warehouse to make the place look better than I have ever seen it. She would even come by late in the evening (unoccupied house) to dress it up.

Ione has great taste in d├ęcor and will make your place look stunning.

I found Ione from a website called AgentHarvest that seeks out top performers across the country. I plugged in my zip code and they sent me three realtors in the greater Seattle area. Within 10 minutes of me submitting my zip, I got a call from Ione. Wow! Talk about on top of her game! That's exactly how the rest of our relationship unfolded.

We got our full asking price and close in less than 30 days.

While her Zillow bio says she's had only 3 sales in the past year, those must be Zillow listings. I was told she sold 30 in the past year. She sold 3 (beside ours) in the six weeks I have known her.

I would recommend you choose Ione. She is, by far, a better than any other agent I have worked with since 1987.
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