This just came in from the Multiple Listing Service from an Agents comments for selling his listing:
“ Thank you Laura. Always great to work with a true professional.”
“ I like the way you sell: not pushy”
Repeat customer 20 years apart
Given the challenging real estate markets in both 1997 and 2017-2018, the buying and selling of homes was no easy task. Throughout these experiences, Laura’s unique combination and experience and personable style were of great value. She is very responsive and can be depended on to strongly advocate for her client’s best interests. All of this is done with a helpful doze of optimism and a wonderful sense of humor. We have certainly been the beneficiaries - twice.
Thank you very much !
It was a pleasure working with you. You are the consummate real estate professional. We really appreciate all your help and advice as our Kirkland property manager and realtor. You played a big role in helping us successfully rent our house for 16 years, and your wise advice helped us get a great price when we were ready to sell it.
Brian and Jennifer
"YOU ARE THE PERSON"
Recently a perspective buyer came into the office and said
"I want to live in Kirkland and you are the person" !
LOVE IT !
Well hello Laura and hip hooray!
Thank you so much. Frank and I had talked about an adjustment to the rent, but we did not have a current review of the rates and were waiting to discuss with you. What a shining example of your professionalism, being a step ahead of us. As we have said before, we are so fortunate to have you represent our property and keep hoping for the day we get to thank you in person.
Big happy smiles,
Jan and Frank
Thank you Laura for helping . . . . . . .
us in our search for a condo. From the day we first met you, we knew you understood what we were looking for. Your knowledge of the industry and process are unrivaled, and you made a long distance purchase easy and understandable. You were always one step ahead of us, and that's not easy to do. We look forward to settling in our new condo and to some furniture shopping advice !
W & G
"I'm no literary expert nor English major but will give it a shot.... Feel free to wrap with quotes or reformat how you like."
"Laura did an amazing job of selling my house in record time at top dollar. Her accurate market analysis combined with comprehensive knowledge of local community resources resulted in an effortless transaction. This was of utmost importance since I no longer live in the area and needed someone I could trust to get the job done. I would highly recommend her for any residential home sale in the Kirkland community. Thank you again Laura for a job well done !"
" I worked with Laura on the sale of a home in Kirkland and I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Kirkland area. Laura's knowledge of the Kirkland market and the real estates sales process were instrumental in getting top dollar for my home and in the shortest possible time frame.
Laura delivered beyond my expectations holding open houses every week-end and diligently following up with all brokers that showed the home. I live out of the area and was quite pleased when Laura took care of some small issues with the property saving me a trip. She was always easy to reach and actually answered her phone which can be a difficult quality to find these days.
If you are considering buying or selling a home in Kirkland, call Laura Westlund Realty Inc."
"Laura will make your experience . . . . . successful"
"I recommend Laura Westlund Realty without reservation. I recently asked Laura to help me sell my home in Kirkland, Washington. From that moment, Laura worked diligently to help me prepare my home for sale, arrive at a proper evaluation and selling price. Laura worked with my rental tenant in the home to ensure her life was not disrupted by agents and potential buyers by my insisting that all inquiries and appointments to see the home were scheduled through Laura. Additionally, Laura ran an open house the first week-end the house was available for sale. We received two full price offers that first week and with Laura's help we selected the best offer and buyer.
The transaction leading to the closing of the sale went through without any issues, thanks to Laura and the Escrow company she recommended.
I want to thank Laura for her expertise as she has been a Real Estate broker in Kirkland for many years. Laura helped me find my Kirkland home back in 1999. She knows the Real Estate marketplace ! Laura will make your experience at buying or selling a home successful."
"I highly recommend Laura Westlund. From direct experience I have found her to be very honest. She is pleasant to work with, returns calls promptly, is punctual and very knowledgeable.
She advertised my property on the internet, produced some very attractive flyers, and also had a Sunday Open House. She was aggressive in promoting my home and acted as my advocate.
I asked her to work up a closing statement weeks before the Escrow Company had their figures and found that she was on point. She is also up-to-date on all the rules and regulations required by the governing agencies.
When the property was sold I asked her to recommend a Realtor in another city which she did. That worked out well. I am now happily living in my new home.
Thank you, Laura Westlund for all your expertise and for making an easy transition for me."
Sincerely Mary Kris K.
Former Kirkland Resident
"You did it again . . . "
"Let me begin by cutting to the chase. The ink was barely dry on the contract to sell before you had people lined up to show my home. How many days was it on the market? Blew me away. But I shouldn't have been surprised as this was the 3rd time you represented me. So, what can I say other than you did it again."
". . . sold my home for considerably more. . . . . "
"Laura sold my home for considerably more then another agent had suggested. She's helped us on several successful transactions and can be trusted to do the right thing for you and your family."
John and Heidi K.
". . .unbiased honesty"
" I appreciate your insight and most importantly your unbiased honesty"
". . . . . Laura worked hard . . . "
"Working with Laura to sell our home was a very satisfactory experience. Laura worked hard to market our home and was responsive to our questions and was very straight forward and clear."
Michael and Shay A.
". . YOU WILL BE THE ONE. . . . '
"We do want you to know that when we are ready to make a purchase, you will be the one we call, as both Glenn and I feel that of the differrent realtors we saw in the different areas we looked at, you are the one that understands best what we are looking for, and will be the best able to find something for us. "
Wendy and Glenn
"We purchased our first home from Laura Westlund 36 years ago . . . . .
and have since, continued to use her help and expertise in purchasing investment properties within the Kirkland/Redmond area. We have been very pleased with the process both in acquiring and selling properties. Laura has many years of experience in local real estate and is very knowledgable of current market trends. This helped us tremendously when we recently were in the process of selling a condo.
Over the years, we have been comfortable going to her for real estate advise and have respected her suggestions and opinions regarding our rental properties. She is a great listener and very respectful with input and feedback. We highly recommend Laura Westlund to anyone who is looking to buy or sell property in the area."
Carmen and Sim T.
"Your efficiency is a compliment to your reputation"
"Thank you for your quick and thorough response. Your efficiency is a compliment to your reputation."
Frank and Jan C.
". . . . . . Stellar Agent Indeeeeeeed !"
"If it is alright, I would like to invite both of you for a lunch or dinner just to express a small token of my gratitude."
The following comments represent my years of service in the Kirkland community. They speak to the kind of reputation I have established over the years.
"I just wanted to let you know that it has been a true pleasure working with you over the years. Since you sold my first home in 2001, we have worked on at least five more real estate transactions together. Each of these transactions was handled efficiently, professionally, and with excellent customer service. When I am in a position to purchase or sell another home, I will be giving you a call. I appreciate your honesty, trustworthiness, and would highly recommend your services to prospective sellers and buyers."
"You are a one of a kind person"
"I want to take a few moments and thank you for all your expertise, hard work and your knowledge of the Real Estate Industry for helping me find a lot to build my dream home in the West of Market Neighborhood.
Your communication skills along with your honesty are something not often seen in your business.
This is my second purchase and sale with you as my selling and buying agent. As I know many real estate agents, none come close to the many qualities and knowledge you possess.
Please give my name and number to any potential clients to contact me. "You are a one of a kind person."
"I'm glad you are in my corner - your a PRO!! You really watch out for me. You know your business and given me good advise. You are a real Professional."
"I want to thank you for providing me with a CRV. The divorce is final, I will be staying in my home. Your work and kindness are appreciated."
"You are an outstanding realtor and we are grateful to have worked with someone of your caliber in purchasing our dream home in the desirable West of Market neighborhood. You very eloquently and precisely orchestrated the three transactions necessary to make this dream come true, and managed the timing perfectly. The knowledge of real estate contracts and law you possess is unparalleled, both with single family and condominium transactions of which we had both. Your customer service is excellent, and with our busy schedules and two young children it is wonderful the way you accommodated our schedules. It is truly great to work with a professional who is passionate about their field of work. We would highly recommend you to anyone seeking a quality realtor. Please feel free to provide our phone number to anyone requiring a reference. "
John and Shannon B.
"Believe it or not, this is the fourth time working with you -- whether buying or selling -- and your honesty, trustworthiness, and thorough follow through are greatly appreciated. Being in sales myself, I also appreciate your non-threatening, low pressure approach."
"This lady dances to the music of honesty, integrity, good ethics, and excellent sportsmanship. In addition to her high moral character she has outstanding knowledge in her field, uncompromising principles of fairness and is an exhaustive worker on your behalf."
"... but I was also impressed by your honesty. This latter quality is something that's not often seen in the real estate business. I would highly recommend your services to prospective sellers and buyers."
"You came highly recommended by three friends and they were absolutely "right on"! . . . In closing, I have only one regret and that is that I did not have you handle the purchase of my new home."
"Please accept my deepest thanks and appreciation for the outstanding job you did in recently listing and quickly locating a qualified buyer for my property, a particularly notable achievement given each year's typically slow real estate market as the winter holidays approach. Your professional management of all aspects of my property listing, marketing, and sale provided me an accurate market-value assessment that resulted in an offer only $500 under list price within 22 days and a flawless closing transaction within 7 weeks of listing..."
"Your knowledge of the market in Kirkland and your professionalism, which showed up whenever a problem arose and your prompt solution to it, warrant the highest praise..."
"Your knowledge and experience with Eastside real estate was important. The marketing analysis was right on target, as it has been in the past when you sold our rental properties..."
Dan and Roxanne W.
". . . . honest, professional services . . . ."
"As a first-time homebuyer, I was concerned about finding the right person to help me negotiate this important transaction. Laura Westlund helped me get into a home in downtown Kirkland (a feat in and of itself) as well as leading me through the paperwork and processes involved in buying a home. A year later, I am still delighted with my purchase and recommend her honest, professional services to my friends and associates any chance I get."