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Bought a Single Family home in 2008 for approximately $275K in Northeast Tacoma, Tacoma, WA.
Kirsten did a fantastic job! She was the 3rd agent I worked with and understood what I was looking for. The other 2 agents I was giving them listings of houses I was interested in, whereas Kirsten was sending me listings. The other 2 agents did nothing for me, I felt like I was doing their job! Kirsten acted as my agent! She also worked to get me approved for a VA loan after I mentioned that I had been in the Navy. As a result I was qualified for a higher loan. She is insightful and knowledgeable, and was very proactive with my needs.
Should I be in the market to buy or sell in the future, I will use Kirsten and I will recommend her to friends and family.
Bought a Condo home in 2010 in Everest, Kirkland, WA.
Kirsten Carlson is a true professional! When I found myself needing to move on short notice, she was immediately on board with helping me find a new home. She was accessible and responsive to my needs, and truely listened to what I wanted. she helped negotiate a short sale condo that amazingly closed in 30 days. When the deal nearly fell through at the last minute, she went to bat for me to push it through. I love that she is exerienced in working with both homeowners and realestate investors, as I am working with her on buying longterm investment properties as well. Thank you Kirsten!
Five years ago, my wife and I were looking to move from Seattle to the Eastside. We wanted an agent that was young like us, and in touch with the realities of home buying in the internet age. As much as we liked doing our own research online, it truly made a difference to have Kenzie act like a guide to the unfamiliar buying process. She was able to provide a direct insider’s perspective without pumping us full of lame and irrelevant terms like ‘great bones’ or deceptive lingo like ‘needs TLC’ (when it really needs a sledgehammer). She was very honest and had great integrity, and took the time to find out our needs and provide appropriate assistance rather than just trying to sell us every house in our price range. She pointed out things both good and bad that my wife and I would never have noticed or thought of on our own.
Now we are just wrapping up the purchase of our new home, and Kenzie was instrumental once again in guiding us through the process. With her suggestion, we took advantage of market conditions and were able to build our dream home for the cost of buying an existing home that would still have required renovation. She pulled many strings to make sure the deal met our needs and budget, and even provided advice with renting out our old house as an investment property. After the deal was done from a typical agent perspective, Kenzie continued to assist us with ensuring we got everything we wanted and expected, and even things we didn’t from the builder and mortgage broker.
I have dealt with other agents in the past, but none with the amount of professionalism and trust that Kenzie enstills. We will continue to use Kenzie in the future, and definitely refer anyone else to her based on our awesome experiences with her.
We are very pleased and fortunate to have Ms. Kirsten Carlson as our real estate agent in helping us find a home to buy last year. Being new to the area, we were then not familiar with Seattle and its neighboring suburbs, and therefore, uncertain where to focus our home search.
Kirsten is a very experienced real estate agent who knows the local market very well, but she is not just that. To us, she was also somewhat of a tour guide for out-of-towners like us. She took the time to orientate us with the “ Seattle ” lifestyle and culture, as well as the peculiarities of the various neighborhoods within our desired target areas. In performing house viewing trips, she would at times take the extra lengths to pick us up from and/or bring us back to Maple Valley where we were temporarily staying and was located at a great distance from homes we were to view. She kept us posted regularly with the results of her own searches, and engaged us in comparison shopping. In some cases, we would find that she had already screened through the listings and made appointments to see certain homes which met our specifications. These qualities of her had saved us a lot of search times and enabled us to make informed decisions. When asked, she would give us her straightforward and honest opinion or personal assessment of certain properties. Finally, after several property tours, we found the home we fell in love with and eventually purchased.
In a nutshell, we are 100% satisfied with Kirsten’s services and will not hesitate to contact her again for our future real estate needs or refer our friends to seek her services. Any potential real estate buyer or seller will be lucky to hire Kirsten as their real estate agent.
We have written this letter to give due credit and recognition to Ms. Kirsten Carlson which hopefully will be of benefit to her future and potential clients.