Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $625K in Redmond, WA.
On the buy side, Irene was extraordinarily responsive and helpful. It was a very complex, custom transaction involving a long presale agreement and various addendums. When necessary, she pulled in experts from her office for assistance. She went to bat for us in sometimes difficult circumstances, spending 2+ years on this one transaction and putting in an amazing amount of effort.
On the sell side is where Mike and Irene truly shined, however. The house was in need of some work in order to really make it shine and maximize price. But we simply did not have the time to do the work. Much to our delight, Irene and Mike took over the entire process in order to get the home prepared and staged ASAP in a really hot market. The work that they did was far above and beyond what we expected. They completely transformed the house. And got us $60-70K more than we were expecting :)
All, in all, I cannot recommend them enough. Super professional, super responsive, super thorough. And most of all, they seemed to genuinely care about us and our transaction.
Sold a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $550K in Bridle Trails, Kirkland, WA.
Irene has helped us buy and sell 2 houses in Redmond and Kirkland. We are consistently impressed with her knowledge of the area, her willingness to continue working with us as we slowly come up with our final criteria and look at a *lot* of houses, and her regular updates and communication both during and after the home buying/selling process. Irene is excellent at finding homes that match any “must-haves” that you put forth, and then helps narrow that list down by providing a ton of information you might not initially have (what's the neighborhood like, the reputation of the builder, specifics about the construction of the house or development, etc.). Outside of the actual process of buying/selling a house, Irene does a great job helping to find good contractors for work that you might want/need to do before a sale or just for upkeep, keeping you up to date when properties that might match your interest come onto the market, information on what types of remodels that you might see the most return on, comparable houses that have sold in the area recently, and many, many others.
In short, our experience with Irene has been fantastic and we absolutely recommend her.
Bought a Single Family home in 2008 for approximately $650K in Phinney Ridge, Seattle, WA.
My wife and I, who were first time home buyers, had a great experience with Irene. She worked extremely hard for us and was very responsive. She showed us house after house after house, and was exceedingly patient as we tried to figure out what we wanted. She did her best to show us the types of houses we asked to see, and gently pushed us to consider houses we didn't know we'd like until we saw them! She also gave us her honest opinion at every turn. That meant telling us the downsides of houses that interested us, and, ultimately, encouraging us to buy the house we've now lived in (and loved) for more than 3 years. Her interests were always aligned with ours, and we were glad we had her at our side!
Irene several times over the past decade, and have referred her to numerous friends and family.
Irene is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and thorough on all aspects of buying and selling. She is well versed in current market trends and helped us negotiate through a challenging real estate market.
When we moved out of state and had to find a new agent, we still connected with Irene for her advice and guidance, which she graciously provided.
Irene goes above and beyond as an agent and I highly recommend her. You will be in good hands!
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $475K in Garfield, Seattle, WA.
My husband and I just bought our first home, and we chose Irene as our agent. After getting recommendations from friends, we interviewed 3 agents and chose her based on the following:
- She took a lot more time than I thought she would to help us figure out what we needed.
- She was very straight forward with us about all points of the home-buying process.
- She has great confidence and knowledge, but still managed to be extremely patient with us.
- She is fun to be around. This was hugely helpful during some exhausting days of home viewing.
We were also pretty proactive in learning about the process and searching for homes online. I was nervous she might shoot down my ideas, but she was totally respectful and supportive throughout the entire process.
My husband and myself will highly recommend Irene Dorang as a Real State Agent. She has lots of experience and helped us in the hard process of buying our first house. I had already recommended her to all our friends and will be working with her on future oppotunities.