“Jeanine and I have bought and sold three houses and over the years continued
to remain current with the Madrona neighborhood real estate activity. Debra has
been “Hands down”, the best real estate agent we have worked with. Initially her
knowledge and intuition of the Madrona market caught our attention as we began to
know her but it was how she advised us in a changing market that made it clear to
us that she was someone with good judgment and a strong ethical foundation on the
behalf of her clients.
For our sale, Debra gave us flawless advice on how to approach a Buyer’s market both from a financial and an emotional perspective. She asked the right questions so we were clear in our expectations. Furthermore, knowing that we had very tight time and budget constraints, Debra personally worked with us to prepare and stage our house so it would attract the right attention while meeting our budget. In fact she actually went out of her way to help shop, decorate, and actually lend us her personal items that made a big difference.
As buying and selling a house is equally a business and an emotional transaction, I cannot think of any better agent who invests herself for the client’s success and does so in a genuine and caring way. We are honored that she is donating a percentage of her commission from our sale to a wonderful and meaningful cause.”
Sean Huang and Jeanine Green
“The best way to demonstrate Debra's commitment to her clients is to describe
what happened to us on the day the Sellers accepted our final offer. We had spent
about a month looking intensely for a house for our son to live in while studying
at the UW School of Dentistry. We looked at houses she suggested based upon our
described needs and she also very patiently went along with viewing homes from
lists that I generated.
On the morning of our counteroffer deadline, I drove past a house that I was interested in but it had been taken off the market temporarily. When I saw that it was back on the market I called Debra immediately. Without any hesitation she came and showed the house to me. I wanted to feel that I could walk away from the first house if the Seller didn’t agree to our price.
Later, when we did buy the first house, there was no question that it was the right house. What Debra had done for us was to guide and educate us so that when we made the purchase, we knew, without a doubt, that it was the best house for our budget and our needs.”
Seok Bee Lim and Neil Nicholson
"To say the least, it would be difficult to find a realtor with better knowledge of the market, the process, architecture, and the many intangibles that go into finding the right house. But what most impressed us about you, Debra, is your unfailing instinct for our particular needs as clients. When we needed guidance, you gently steered us in the right direction. When we needed time, you gave us time. When we waffled, you let us waffle. And when we were ready to act, you wasted no time in helping us put together the right offer. We cannot thank you enough."
Claire Buchanan and Paul Rasmussen
"It remains a pleasure to work with you and we appreciate everything you have done for us. You have gone above and beyond for us and for that we are indebted to you. This is the culmination and conclusion of 4 years of getting to know you. That is amazing. Thanks again for being so exemplary in all that you do.
As I have always experienced, you were right there to help with analyzing, problem solving, and developing a plan of attack. I cannot thank you enough for all of your additional work developing the specifications for the bathroom remodel even before our new house purchase closed. The story-board photos and spreadsheet with all of the potential material providers allowed us to get the details hammered out with the contractor and architect in record time. I hope I have expressed that enough. If not, I am happy to effuse more about it!
You are a spectacular person, one whose charm is immediately visible, but which charm is simply the beginning of who you are, not the end. The more we know you, the more we like you. We also look forward to more adventures and the richness that comes with knowing a person of your quality."
Greg Miller and Mark Castelin
"We would like to thank you for a superb and successful effort in helping us achieve our real estate goals this year in Seattle. You have a unique and valuable combination of attributes which make you a wonderful real estate agent.
First, you know the Seattle market intimately, particularly the central and east side of the city. Secondly, your degree in architecture and your foreign travels have given you a depth of understanding of new and old houses, both untouched and restored. You understand the potential of houses of all ranges. Your sense of taste and design and your contacts in the world of contractors were extremely helpful to us in both preparing our old house for sale and for envisioning the possibilities of the new house. Third, you have a curiosity of and a fine touch with people, knowing how and when to guide, never presenting your personal opinion overtly unless requested. And, finally, you are very appropriately assertive in representing your clients' needs. We always felt that we had a strong advocate in you.
We appreciate the fact that the project of selling our house of 22 years and buying a new, smaller one in our same beloved neighborhood took many months and that you were supportive at every step of the way. Your skill and patience ultimately helped us achieve exactly the result for which we had hoped."
Mary and Tom Kelly
"Thank you for making it so easy to buy a house. This is now the second house you’ve sold me and I hope this it will be the last. I so appreciate the input and ideas you have given me regarding the potential of the house and the fact that you go beyond your experience as a Realtor, drawing upon your disciplines in architecture and design. Your ideas are being incorporated into the construction drawings. I don’t know of any other Realtor who gives back to the community the way you do by contributing a portion of your commission to a charitable organization. I will be sending you the name of the local charitable organization researching a medical cure for my niece."
Rene A Henry
"It is fair to say that I have never before enjoyed a real estate transaction until now. I have moved countries three times and houses several times more than that. This time has been very different. I found you to be a consummate professional always being available to deal with whatever contingency arose. I consider your services unparalleled am pleased to count you among my friends."
"We have really enjoyed working with you, you are an incredible “people person”. While searching for a larger home to purchase you showed us what really matters in a home. After just a few homes, you just knew what kind of house we would even consider looking at. While preparing our first house for sale you knew what was needed get ready for market. You suggestions clearly made a difference as it sold within the week."
Claudio and Annie Mauad
"I wanted to take a minute to write you and thank you for the incredible job you did in selling our house. From the beautiful professional photos you had taken, to the advice you gave us in preparing our house for showing, and your calm, reassuring, and above all professional presences, Tod and I could not be more satisfied or pleased. We are also thrilled with the price we received, and are so grateful for your knowledge of the market and experience in bringing in such a perfect buyer. We have and will recommend you to any friends or colleagues that are in need of an agent." Last but certainly not least, we have so enjoyed your friendship. Please keep in touch and know that you are always welcome in our new house in California."
Jennifer and Tod Nelson
"I realized after my toast at our housewarming that one of the things I am grateful for is namely, having worked with such a capable and enjoyable realtor – it just slipped my mind when I was at the microphone. That said, we've told all of our friends who have asked what a good experience we had with you. Thank you and we wish all the best to you."
David DeBusk & Rachel Carey
"It has been a pleasure working with you during the sale of our home. We found you to be a competent knowledgeable advocate working on our behalf. We choose your services because you presented yourself as an ethical competent professional and we were very pleased. We have appreciated your good judgment, clear thinking, and sound guidance during what otherwise could have been an anxiety producing process."
Ernie Paul and Michael Leigh