We live in California and were looking for a house in Seattle. We had a local realtor in California research Seattle realtors for us and she found John O'Brien. We were looking in the UW area and worked with John for 3 months until we purchased our townhouse. Often, because we were in CA, John would walk thru the home and send us video with a narrative. This help save us from making unnecessary trips to Seattle. And when we did travel to Seattle our trip was efficient. Overall, working with John was a great experience. I have worked with dozens of realtors in the last 30+ years and John is by far the best. He is knowledgeable and honest. At each property we viewed, John would walk us thru (or video) and tell us everything that was good and BAD about the property. He would give us his honest opinion of the area, the condition of the property and the value. His opinion was always accurate and we eventually found a unit that was perfect. We love the town home we purchased. It was a great pleasure working with him and I highly recommend John O'Brien.