How does one person excel at all 4 facets of the business? Incredible, but she does. If I could color the review stars gold, I would. In addition to knowledge, expertise, responsiveness and negotiaion skills, Janine promised to help four area's to help get the house sold: staging, design, access to honest, reasonablly priced local contractors and lastly some of her own elbow grease...Needless to say after 4 interviews with other agents, she was hired and never once let me down. Janine is prompt, communicative, positive, and firmly nudged us when we got stuck in the process to help move the sale along. If you are looking to buy, invest or sell in West Seattle, put her at the top of your list. We had fifty or sixty agents and buyers in the first weekend and three offers to sift through. A real pleasure to work with!
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in Admiral, Seattle, WA.
Janine is the perfect blend of all of the elements required by a real estate professional but also brings a truly warm and caring personality to the experience as well. Spend just a small amount of time with Janine and you will certainly agree with me. My parents moved into a retirement facility and we needed to sell their home of 42 years. We paid for a professional appraisal and then had the house sold through a private sale to one of the neighbors. That sale fell through and we contacted Janine who quickly stepped in and got the house prepared to show. Janine knew exactly how to attract the correct buyers. The house sold in less than two weeks and for significantly more than the private sale would have netted.
Janine, has been my agent throught 4 transactions. Each time I have felt that I have come out "On Top". Twice I have been in "bidding wars", and twice prevailed... The last transaction... the seller took our match offer, and declined the other parties "last ditch" counter offer of $25,000.00 over, sighting Janines"s integrity. She has made me, and saved me... a lot of money.
Sold a Single Family home in 1998 for approximately $375K in Alki, Seattle, WA.
Janine has been our agent through two home purchases and one home sale. Not only is she one of the most upstanding people I have ever met, she really knows real estate. She is a great marketer, as well. Her negotiating skills are most impressive. I don't think people know what hit them until after the negotiating is signed, sealed, and delivered.
She will also work hard to find the perfect fit for her client, when looking for a new home. We were new to the area and not only was she MOST patient in showing us houses, but truly helped educate us as to the different areas of Seattle. I couldn't recommend anyone more highly than Janine Duncan.
Bought a Single Family home in 2008 in North Delridge, Seattle, WA.
I couldn't imagine a better agent than Janine! She was very knowledgeable about both the overall market and local conditions, especially in West Seattle. She was intimately familiar with the process, great at negotiating (I'm glad she was on my side...), and in general was a joy to work with. I was mostly sad that the process went so quickly, because I was truly enjoying spending the time with her looking for a house.
Sold a Single Family home in 2007 for approximately $1.2M in Junction, Seattle, WA.
As an experienced home buyer/seller in West Seattle over the past 8 years, I have found Janine Duncan to be the most professional and skilled agent that I have had the pleasure of working with. I have used Janine for 4 transactions and each time was impressed with her market knowledge, negotiation skills and ability to work creatively to close deals in a very challenging market. I can also say with confidence that this skillset is not limited to West Seattle, but to any market. I would strongly recommend Janine as an agent for the first time home buyer, experienced buyer/seller or professional developer. Please contact Janine for my contact information if you would like to speak to me personally about my experiences with her as an agent.