We came into this process with no knowledge on the process of buying a house. None. Deb guided us along that confusing road better than I thought possible. When talking with coworkers, friends and family about purchasing a house, we find now that we know many more details and priorities than they do. Deb's repetition and kindness were irreplaceable. She always pointed out the pros and the cons [and never pushed us]... And personally, I think her genuine humanness made her professional opinion held in high esteem... I've seen agents show up in dress suits and stand aside while buyers wander on their own! Meanwhile Deborah Oaks shows up in rainboots and work pants to muck around the wet property at length (with little ones scampering behind), and explore every nook and cranny of the interior alike. 5-Star, 10/10, Rotten Tomatoes 100%, whatever top rating you want, we'll give.
~Morgan and Hernan, Buyers
The next most important thing about working with Chris and her team, is the guidance we got to make our home ready to sell. I appreciated the guidance received in that stage of the sale. The feedback from viewers of our home reflected the fact that we received excellent advice for getting our home sale ready.
~Darrin and Rachel, Sellers
I have bought 7 homes and was never happier nor more satisfied with the process than when working with Chris. She kept me informed at every step, made the best use of my time, and got us past the inevitable hurdles without a hitch.
Chris "prepared" the property for sale, priced it right for the market, and sold it quickly - with no hassles. Great professionalism!
Being the first time I had used an agent to sell a home, I knew I would not be disappointed with Deborah. She thought of everything, clearly communicated, and helped me with the finest details, which gave me peace of mind throughout the whole process. Estes Group is top notch, and I would partner with them again in a minute for a smooth and positive experience in this crazy market.
We couldn't believe how easy Chris made the home buying process. We were treated with the greatest amount of respect and really educated on the whole experience. We always felt our needs were listened to.
~Heather and Andrew, Buyers
Chris is great at making sure her clients are well taken care of throughout the home buying or home selling process. She really knows the market and makes it work in your favor.
~Heather and Andrew, Sellers
Deborah was such a gift to us in our home buying process. She has a perfect balance in her approach. She was able to meet the needs of my detail oriented partner, and yet offer warmhearted support to me as well. She was thorough in making certain we understood the process and helped us stay instep with the timelines. She works closely with Chris who was available whenever needed to provide the excellent backup support that their team offers. We highly recommend Deborah and Team Estes!
~Kathy and Steve, Buy
It is interesting to me how without even knowing she is doing it, Chris Estes was able to assist me in finding just the right house for me. I love my house and yet it is very different from what I thought I wanted when we began our journey. It is not about what she thinks a person wants – it is about helping that person discover what they really want. That is the gift that Chris brings to her clients.
Deb was always quick to get back to us whenever we needed her for anything. However more often than not she let us know when we needed to do things before they were even on our radar. She was the best, and if we are ever in need of an agent again she will be my first call!
~Will and Krystin, Buyers
They were outstanding to work with throughout the whole process. They were professional and timely in ensuring everything was moving forward, offering fantastic advice and suggestions for maximizing the sale. We had debated at one point about going with Redfin but so glad we didn’t...their professionalism and knowledge in the industry saved us big bucks. Would highly recommend.
~Ken and Karen, Sellers
Group Estes Realty has helped me with six real estate transactions, and I have been extremely pleased every time. They are very professional. They guide you through the process, explaining the important elements of each step. They are excellent negotiators, and I have always been pleased with the purchase or sale prices. I have always been "in the driver's seat" having been empowered to make a good decision by having the right information at the right time. I've recommended Group Estes Realty to many friends. A few of my friends who have worked with Group Estes and then had to work with another realtor in a different state have always complained that they miss the level of help and professionalism that they got from Group Estes.
Group Estes Realty took the time to thoroughly explain the home-buying process, the paperwork of the Purchase and Sale Agreement, and answer any questions we had. This was very helpful as first-time buyers. They were also extremely responsive to emails and texts. Finally, we appreciated their referrals to outside experts on topics ranging from home inspections to home insurance.
~Andy and Allison, Buyers
Chris is a consummate professional. She continually works hard to stay on top of the market. She sold our house in record time for more than we expected. She is a skillful negotiator and the entire process was a pleasure. Easiest real estate transaction we ever made.
~Sharlyn and Rick, Sellers
One word summarizes Group Estes: diligence. They made me feel like I was the only client and they were responsive to my needs throughout the entire process. Once I completed my purchase they still responded to questions and provided recommendations. I would highly recommend Group Estes to a friend or coworker without hesitation. ~Stephen, Buyer
Without Chris’s insight and expertise I never would have been able to buy my new home. My bid prevailed over others that were higher - only because of her ability to understand the needs of the seller as well as my own - in crafting a bid that served both of us. ~Randi, Buyer
Chris Estes and her team are marvelous. Responsive, knowledgeable about all facts of selling a home with specific understanding of the Seattle/King County area. They had great follow-through with their commitments and were also helpful keeping us on task for a successful sale.
~Carmen and Mike, Sellers
Chris is a consummate professional, who always has her client’s best interests in mind. She is very responsive and extremely knowledgeable about the real estate environment (including law changes, etc). She does a phenomenal job at determining a strategic approach and throughout the negotiations.
~Steve and Diane, Melanie and Shannon, Buyers
What I love the most is how much they focus on clearly laying out everything for their clients - whether it’s how to list a house, how to respond to an offer, what checkpoints are along the way, etc... As a buyer it makes what is a very stressful process much easier. And I love that even after sales and purchases are complete, I can always rely on them for advice and references for any home needs.
~Irwin and Dawn, Sellers and Buyers
Your attention to detail, tact and diplomacy, professionalism, friendly warmth, and responsiveness are outstanding qualities which are hard to find in your line of business and are so appreciated. We experienced a very smooth and painless (!) selling transaction, all due to your efforts. Thank you.
~Grant and Denise, Sellers
Chris was extremely responsive to our thoughts and desires when looking for a new home, and offered a great balance of optimistic drive and practicality. She was very flexible with our difficult work schedule, and always made time to talk with us. We were totally new to the home-buying process and Chris and her team were not only there to help us through every step of the process, but explain everything that was happening, so that we had a far better understanding of the market and the real estate business than we ever hoped. If we ever enter the market again, Chris will be the first person we call! Thank you so much!
~Amie-June and Tyler, Buyers
Chris was wonderful, from the very beginning, she listened to what we had in mind, and was always extremely supportive. She was prompt with email responses and phone calls, and was professional and very reliable with all the steps and paperwork that go into the sale of a house. If she didn't know something, she would find out promptly, and take care of any issues that arose. We loved working with Chris, and would highly recommend her to any of our friends!
~Bob and Kathy, Sellers
I cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Chris Estes. She has wisdom, tenacity, and charm. She follows through on every aspect of the process and is committed to creating a wonderful experience for her clients. I can't say enough about her… she is simply the best!
Here are the things we really appreciated:- Timely responses to each of our questions and concerns- Extremely well organized- Pro-active alerts to next steps- Well informed- Very well aware of the market- Priced our property perfectly- Ethical, informed professionals- Comprehensive and helpful list of resources and referralsWe've bought and sold several homes. This has been, by far, the best experience!! Thank you!! ~Gordon and Carla, Sellers
As a real estate professional myself, I understand the value of working with someone who is knowledgeable, honest, and dedicated. Chris is the epitome of what every broker should be - she serves people over and above the sale. I first met Chris last summer, which was over 6 months before we started our search. She was respectful of our need to wait, and not once did she try to push us into buying before we were ready. That meant a lot to me, because I'm not one who appreciates the pushy salesperson attitude. Chris is not a salesperson; rather, she is a person who helps you find what you want when you're ready.
~Christina and Tim, Buyers
Chris and her group were available during every step of the process, and provided great insight that we wouldn't have been able to find elsewhere. She took great care of us and helped us sell our home quickly and for full price. We worked with Chris for both selling our old place as well as buying our new place, and we would not hesitate to use Group Estes Realty in the future.
~Ivan and Andrea, Sellers and Buyers
The process was managed very professionally and I would trust Chris any day to be my real-estate partner. I have 100% trust in Chris without question. She is the most ethical person I have ever worked with.
As a first-time home buyer Christine provided a level of service that would be hard to imagine comparisons for. Aside from patience for a first time home buyer and a short sale, Christine was able to navigate effectively through each hurdle as it arose without in large part the client (me) needing to worry about it.
Outstanding customer service level even by "remote control" when we were in Europe! Handled several repairs with various contractors for us while we were travelllng. Always kept us informed on all transactions. Always accurate, on time, and professional.
~Marcia and Bob, Sellers
Christine is extremely professional and highly focused on the services she provides to her present clients. It's about the relationship, and not just the transaction.
From beginning to end, I felt well represented and cared for by Group Estes Realty. They provide not only great advice every step of the way in a transaction, but they go the extra mile to support their clients in every way imaginable.
~Nancy, Seller and Buyer
Chris was a pleasure to work with during the process. She was very valuable when it came time to negotiate, as she was familiar with the market and helped us develop a successful strategy.
~Shannon and Melanie, Buyers
Chris is a consummate professional and I felt very comfortable trusting her judgement and advice. She was extremely helpful....directing me to contractors I could trust. Chris kept me up-to-date on every development and option as we went through the process. I will trust her with my next real estate sale.
I loved working with Chris! Chris made buying a house in a difficult and awkward situation very comfortable. I appreciated her diplomacy, honesty, insight, wisdom, experience, thoroughness, kindness, and terrific sense of humor!
Chris is an excellent resource as a real estate agent. I couldn't have had a better experience. We looked at a lot of houses and she was patient through the entire process. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.
Chris, you went above and beyond our expectations on the sale of the house. You were working while on your vacation and making sure everything was done in the proper manner. It was rewarding to work with you. THANK YOU.
~Berenice and Manuel, Sellers
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