Buyer of Condo home, $575K in First Hill
"Dustin was a fantastic real estate agent to work with throughout my home buying experience. He knew I was very particular in what I was looking for and stuck by me with looking at listings for almost 2 years before I found the place I wanted to call home. He took care of all the details and made it seem as if buying home was actually easy. His knowledge of the local market and his ability to work with on a strategy to ensure that my offer of accepted made my first home purchase a delight.
Flipper of Single Family homes in Bothell, WA.
Dustin has guided me for the last 18 months through the purchase of two homes as well as the sale of one. He is very professional and an excellent negotiator. He does it all with a level of integrity and charm that puts clients at ease during a stressful process. An all around great guy and I am sincerely grateful to him for the time and energy he has dedicated to my real estate interests.
Purchaser of a single family home, $450K in Ballard, Seattle
"Dustin was our real estate agent almost 4 years ago, and still is today! Here's why - he is patient, extremely knowledgeable of the ins and outs of every Seattle neighborhood and is a straight shooter. But what is most valuable to a buyer or seller is his background as a general contractor and artistic design. Buying or selling a home with him involves assessing the opportunities, not just the 'as is'. He has great design/remodel advice, as well as a solid plumbing/electrical systems assesstment background. But my favorite thing about Dustin is his personality...he is fun, trustworthy and now a family friend :)"
Buyer of a Condo home, $225K in Beacon Hill, Seattle
Dustin was instrumental in helping me buy my first home. He has an old-fashioned way of doing business that is incredibly refreshing. He immerses himself in his clients' needs and makes himself completely available throughout the buying process. From visiting open houses to making offers and signing closing documents, he makes every effort to stay in touch and help at every step of the way. During escrow, even if Dustin didn't have a concrete update for me, he would still communicate with me just to check in and let me know that things were being worked on. Wow!
Dustin is very detail-oriented and sharp, but he is also able to see the bigger picture and find common ground between parties so that everyone wins. In my particular transaction, there were times when the agreement between myself and the seller was tenuous due to uncontrollable financing obstacles. Dustin was able to stabilize the deal and craft creative solutions that were in my as well as the seller's interest. The deal was saved due to Dustin's strong negotiating abilities and artful communication skills.
To be clear, Dustin truly fights for his clients but does so in an extremely reasonable manner. His mediator-like approach encourages cooperation from both sides and maximizes benefit for his client.
All in all, whenever someone I know is looking for a real estate agent I immediately give them Dustin's contact information. I highly recommend Dustin -- ESPECIALLY for first time buyers!
Seller of Single Family home, $425K in University District, Seattle
Would I work with Dustin again? ABSOLUTELY! Would I recommend Dustin? I would, without hesitation! When it was time to sell our home, there was only one person that we wanted to work with and that was Dustin! He had been our agent when we bought the property in 2007; back then we were first time home buyers and we were feeling discouraged. We'd been looking on and off for several years trying to locate a house that would fit our budget and our needs but the agents that we'd found had been more interested in making the deal than making us happy.
We knew that we'd found the person who would find us our perfect place, when we met Dustin. He really listened to us; what we liked and what we didn't like and what we really needed to have a functional environment. He sent us appropriate listings, so that we didn't have to worry about missing a listing that was right for us or waste our time looking at properties that weren't going work. When we'd found the house that we couldn't live without, he helped us navigate the buying process from the making of the offer through the signing of the closing papers. Throughout the whole process he was amazing. He was the calm that kept us thinking clearly. He was always prepared with answers and options. But most importantly he was interested in making sure that we were going to be happy, instead of just closing the deal.
If we had thought that buying a house was a daunting task; the thought of selling a house (our house) was over-whelming! There was no question about it Dustin, was going to be our agent! we looked forward to working with him and we were not disappointed! He had done his research, had recommendations and options. He was prepared and had a plan! So, we felt prepared! The outcome however was a shocker! The listing for the house went live on a Wednesday, and we were planning to hold an open house the following weekend. When Dustin left me a message later that day, we thought that he was going to chat with us about the details for the open house, but the news was brilliant! The house had a cash offer! And once again, throughout the whole process Dustin was amazing!
Buyer of Single Family home, $500K in Ballard
Dustin is extremely friendly, knows the local real estate market very well, and overall was a pleasure working with. I will definitely use him again for future real estate transactions and would recommend him to my friends and family.
Seller of a Condo home, $200K in First Hill
I was referred to Dustin after several co-workers had a positive experiance working with him to purchase homes in the Seattle area. I contacted Dustin originally for assistance in selling a condo, he offered options and assisted me with renting out the property until the market allowed us to sell. I have known Dustin to be an excellent resource in buying and selling properties, his previous experiance in managing rentals and as a contractor is particularly helpful. I also appreciate that when my work schedule required me to be unavailable/out of town, Dustin was able to work around this without any hassel. I look forward to working with him to purchase a house one day!
Seller of a condo home, $300K in Queen Anne
Dustin was recommended to me by a friend. We clicked from our very first phone call. He was attentive to details and coordinated every aspect of getting my condo listed and sold. We had some updates that needed to be completed and he coordinated all of it. I had tenants in the space when we listed it, and he managed the entire thing.
He was fantastic! So easy to work with and he made the entire process simple for me using esign. I didn't have to make multiple trips to go sign documents. I've purchased and sold three houses, and he is so superior to my prior experiences that I can't imagine using any other agent again for any real estate transaction.
Buyer of a Townhouse, $750K in Capitol Hill
Dustin was wonderful from start to finish. What I really appreciated was that he took the time at the beginning to really understand what kind of home I was looking for and what I found important in moving forward with the purchasing process. This allowed him to narrow down our options and really get aggressive with the hunt! He did show me a few things that were outside of my comfort zone but without those I would not have been able to see the things that I really love in the home that I ended up purchasing. Dustin is professional with just the right amount of humor and sass which made our viewing trips a delightful treat during the work week or busy weekend. Last but not least, he took care of every detail and also set me up with everything I may