I have bought and sold 8 homes over the years, and I have worked with many realtors....some good, some not so good. Working with Kelly at Blue Pacific was the most positive experience I have ever had. By far. He was everything I had asked for...communicative, responsive, resourceful, thoughtful, dependable, and successful!
Judy and her partner Kelly Byrne were outstanding. The level of attention and help they gave us in preparing to sell our house was above and beyond anything else. They were also clearly more experienced pricing and negotiating than other brokers we've worked with in the past and that clearly helped us get the most for our house. We wanted to do a mini-make over for our house to make it look new. We've bought houses in the past and know that you can look at a house and imagine renovating/fixing it to get it the way you want, but it is worth a premium not to have to deal with that. But we were on a short timeline and it had to be affordable. They helped us create a checklist of what we needed to do and a list of who could do it. Their background in development meant they knew exactly what was needed and gave us a short list of people who could do it. (We tried finding people with Google, but they were more expensive and were booked out months.) They even helped us in booking and meeting contractors. This saved us SO MUCH time and energy. Other real estate groups we asked about this help just pointed us towards the internet. We were able to get the house looking new ahead of schedule and under budget. Judy then staged it so it looked big and inviting. Staging makes a huge difference--the decor can make the house look brand new or old and decrepit. Her staging made it look brand new and inviting, like you want to leave your own furniture behind and just move in as it is. You don't notice little imperfections when the whole scene makes you feel like the house was just built and furnished. They also had a great photographer take pictures for the web and even made a video. How the place presents on the web is probably just as important as anything these days since most people start their search there.
In the end, we had multiple offers and got well over our asking price. Judy and Kelly handled all the paperwork and listing without a single issue. Overall, they did outstanding work and we were extremely pleased.
- Brendan M.
Jenna and Jake are incredible real estate agents! They had a strong sense of what we wanted in a house and neighborhood, and they found us an amazing property in our budget! On their recommendation, we even ended up getting the house for $10,000 under the asking price, no small feat in this crazy housing market.
Working with Kelly during the process of buying our first home couldn't have been more wonderful - it's such a huge life event and we felt so secure and in the best hands with Kelly. I personally wanted to use someone that has been in the industry for many years and could provide us with expertise and experience with the process.
Kelly assisted us with our townhouse sale and new house purchase. We assumed that purchasing a house with a sales contingency would be difficult and long; however, Kelly's awareness of all the moving parts made the process go smoothly and we were able to get the home of our dreams.
We found Kelly a pleasure to work with. He is observant, patient, and calm. The current market in Seattle can be difficult and he was encouraging, as well as, creative in his problem solving and negotiations.
Kelly is an exceptional listener. After a 30-minute introductory conversation, he was able to narrow our search, but he was also thoughtful about showing us different options. He knows Seattle well, and offered valuable tips to help us get to know the different neighborhoods.
Kelly is a highly reliable, knowledgeable, master resource during our home selling process. We'd been contacted by a builder who wanted to buy our home and they assured us that we could do it without a real estate agent. Our financial advisors (Rick Robertson with Axia Financial, also amazing) recommended Kelly. We're so glad he did! Kelly reached out to multiple builders directly and came back with 4 solid offers.
We used Kelly for the purchase of our new home and sale of our old home. We needed a lot of hand holding as the transactions moved really quickly, and Kelly couldn't have made the process more smooth.
There are truly not enough wonderful words to use to describe our experience working with Kelly Byrne. My husband and I were going back and forth about the decision to sell our house. It was our first home, but we were clearly growing out of it. Kelly sold a house similar to ours down the street, so we decided to reach out to him and discuss our options.
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