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Ione McCarthy
Real Estate Professional
1 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting

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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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Active Listings (1)
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3 Bed / 2.5 Bath
$499,000
    Past Sales (16 all-time)
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    09/20/2013
    $650,000
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    Seller
    05/17/2013
    $317,000
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    Seller
    05/08/2013
    $521,000
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    Seller
    12/20/2012
    $439,000
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    11/15/2012
    $224,000
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      Ratings & Reviews
      - Highly likely to recommend
      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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      - Highly likely to recommend
      09/22/2013 - user1834320
      Sold a Single Family home in 2009 in Roosevelt, Seattle, WA.
      I worked with Ione several years ago when she helped me sell me house in the Roosevelt/Ravenna neighborhood. I can't say enough about how impressed I was with her knowledge, professionalism, and overall effort in selling my house. Ultimately she staged the house to perfection and sold it within a week with a cash offer. I highly recommend her services. She is a true professional!  MoreLess
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      08/07/2013 - user3944020
      Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $325K in Lynnwood, WA.
      When most sellers' agents would have walked away, Ione was able to work with an overly agressive buyer's agent and questionable buyer's inspections to salvage a sale that was agreeable to both buyer and seller. That takes real skill.
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      Professional Information
      Ione McCarthy
      Address:
      RSVP Real Estate LLC
      1700 7th Ave Suite #2100
      Seattle, WA  98101
      Office:
      (206) 686-5555Click to view
       
      Mobile:
      (206) 686-5555Click to view
       
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      Member since:
      12/03/2008