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12/04/2014 - user8138296
Sold a Condo home in 2014 in Westlake, Seattle, WA.

Julie helped me through the entire process of being a new home buyer. She kept our interests as her top priority when looking at different condos when it came to the neighborhood, transit, owner occupancy, and cost. She was consistently available or had excellent assistants to show us a number of places on less than a days worth of notice. She was happy to work around our work and personal schedules.

I would highly recommend working with Julie based on my experience.

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11/25/2014 - zuser20140815223336263
Sold a home in 2014.

It was a delight to have Julie as my real estate agent. Julie is experienced, hard working, detail oriented, efficient, friendly and warm, with good follow through. Julie has experience in a variety of jobs in several industries. She combines the skills that she developed in each and applies them skillfully to her work in real estate.

I had not worked with Julie before. She was referred through family/friends. We were fortunate that the market was strong during the time that I listed my house. Julie really knew how to maximize that fortunate timing. The whole process was remarkably easy. I feel lucky to have had her as my agent. I wholehearted recommend her.

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08/10/2014 - gerrypappas7
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Wilburton, Bellevue, WA.

Wow! Julie assisted us in finding a home that matched our wants and needs! Julie was awesome to work with because of her warm personality, real estate expertise, and professionalism. She was very quick to return our calls and schedule appointments for house showings. She went out of her way to track down the perfect home for us. We appreciate her calm manner throughout the process of seeking out the house of our dreams.

We would not hesitate to work with Julie again to buy and or sell a home and we recommend her without hesitation to others who are in need of a real estate professional.

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10/07/2013 - sgarlock
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.2M in Kent, WA.

We recently sold our home through Julie and purchased a home with her representation as well. Her follow-up and communication are both excellent. She is on top of the process and communicating with both the selling agent and in our case the mortgage broker to ensure as smooth a transaction as possible. I have known Julie for over 25 years. Her work ethic is beyond reproach. Her empathy and compassion for others is unmatched.

I would not hesitate to use Julie as our realtor again, and would recommend her to anyone who considers using her as their realtor.

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10/06/2013 - user5071033
Bought a home in 2013.

Julie was an outstanding guide and advocate helping us buy our first home. Several of her specific strengths include:

1) Patience -- It took us almost a year to purchase a home and Julie stuck with us, continued to show us homes, and even encouraged us not to settle for something we didn't really love. 2) Helping us understand what we liked -- We were new to house hunting and didn't have a good sense of what we were looking for; Julie asked helpful questions that guided us in discovering what we really wanted in a house. She kept her eyes on the market and contacted us quickly when she saw a house that she thought might be a good fit. 3) Real advice -- Julie shared her concerns about houses with us even when we thought we really liked them. It was clear she wasn't just interested in making a quick sale. 4) Flexibility/Reliability -- Julie worked with our schedules and was generous with her time. We were always able to see homes soon after they came on the market. She was responsive to all of our phone calls and emails. 5) Negotiating skills -- Julie wrote a smart offer that resulted in us getting a great house at a great price in a very competitive market.

We couldn't be happier with the service that Julie provided us! She was delightful to work with and we ended up with a home we love.

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09/17/2013 - user87305382
Sold a home in 2013.

Julie was wonderful to work with. Always available and prompt in returning calls or texts. I wasn't thrilled with the first set of professional photos and she had them redone. She did everything imaginable to sell our property. I would recommend Julie without reservations.

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Response from Julie on 09/22/2013

Collaborating with this engaged seller worked so well! She made necessary improvements, had it professionally staged and professionally photographed. It made sense to reshoot some of the photos since the first ones were shot on a cloudy day. As soon as we got a sunny day I had the photos redone - waterfront condos look like a fun place to be when the water and sky are blue.

 

  

03/10/2013 - user7847638
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $425K in Gatewood, Seattle, WA.

Julie's market knowledge and expertise are unparalleled. Far more important, Julie works with absolute honesty and integrity to accomplish the best possible outcome for her clients. Julie took the time to understand my needs - and they were unique and challenging. I had to first purchase a home, then move, then immediately list and sell my previous home, which was not in a prime area. A tall order, especially in a tight market. Julie made it all happen, with far better results than I could ever have expected. I moved into a great home at a great price, in a perfect neighborhood. Thanks to Julie's careful research and skilled marketing plan, less than a week later, she had my previous home sold at a great price.

I can't imagine having had a better experience, or a better partner, to help navigate a nearly impossible situation. The fact that she did it all with grace and humor was truly remarkable!

Call Julie - you'll be grateful you did.

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Response from Julie on 09/22/2013

Pricing homes to sell for maximum value requires research. It's very important to physically get inside homes that are pending as well as the ones that are active. It's also true of buying homes. It requires seeing enough homes in a given area so you can recognize a good value.

 

  

02/12/2013 - user4157279
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $275K in Olympic Hills, Seattle, WA.

Julie is genuine, professional, caring and very considerate of her clients requirements. She is persistent in her pursuit of finding just the right property and will always go the extra mile for her clients. I give her my highest recommendation. She is great!

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Response from Julie on 09/22/2013

This was an investor looking to make his first rental home purchase. We looked at many homes, put them through an excel program that determined cash flow and ROI from the 1st year out through 30 years. This home scored well and this buyer stands to make a handsome return on his investment.

 

  

01/08/2013 - user9245737
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Ravenna, Seattle, WA.

Julie is very professional, patient and trustworthy. This was my first time buying a home and she was recommended to me by an acquaintance. I was a little apprehensive initially because I was new to the process and didn't know her, but over time I came to really trust Julie and knew that I was in good hands. She put a lot of work into my search, she listened and didn't pressure me at anytime. Julie is likable and has a good sense of humor. One of her marketing tag lines says, "Without integrity, you have nothing." Now I know why! She is trustworthy, reliable and very good at what she does.

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Response from Julie on 09/22/2013

Buying a home for the first time can be overwhelming. What questions should buyers be asking - how do they research the neighborhood, schools, amenities? How do they make sure it's a solid home. In this case, we took all the time that was necessary to answer these questions and scored a great home in a wonderful neighborhood for this Buyer.

 

  

09/17/2012 - user4515895
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $425K in Phinney Ridge, Seattle, WA.

Julie Finstad is a stellar real estate agent and I would highly recommend her and her services to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home.

She took the time to get to know me and my needs and then developed a solid plan that got my home sold. And, she willingly and happily answered every question and concern I had along the way and had great ideas for solving issues.

Julie's knowledge of the local market is spot on and, based on her expertise, she came up with a selling price and a marketing plan that worked beautifully. Besides knowing the market, Julie also stands true in her service - what she offers to her clients. She respects all individuals and does her best to meet the needs of the people she represents.

When my house was on the market, I had already moved to another city and Julie went way above and beyond the call of duty to ensure all the details were taken care of quickly and thoroughly.

My house sold because of Julie's expertise and I am so thankful and blessed that she represented me. I would highly recommend Julie for your real estate needs.

Cheers, Laurie

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Response from Julie on 09/22/2013

Thanks Laurie for your review! Preparing a home for sale takes some work, some imagination and some resources. Together Laurie and I came up with a plan that maximized the value of her home. Create a little sizzle, a lot of value and wham, you get a sale!