Read customer reviews about findwell and learn about the great experiences that our customers have had buying or selling their homes. We currently have 138 reviews with an average review score of 4.99 out of 5 stars.
Kevin Lisota provided fantastic service for selling our old house and buying our new one. Being analytical ourselves, we especially appreciated Kevin's remarkable level of detail about the market, the vagaries of house inspection and the exigencies involved in preparing to show our house for sale. He also provided reassurance when we needed it as well as firmness in negotiating on our behalf.
When Kevin took us on, we did not have any particular house in mind. He discussed our wants and needs, talked to us about the neighborhoods we were considering, and addressed the current state of the market. He patiently showed us homes we were interested in, and quickly brought new homes out our attention. When we passed on making offers for a couple of homes, he took time to understand our decisions, used that data to reframe future decisions, and never pressured us.
Ultimately, the purchase of our new home took time and care as it involved convincing the seller about the state of the market. It also involved a lengthy inspection and contingency process due to the location and construction of the house. Throughout the process, Kevin provided useful guidance and was an eager advocate. He represented us strongly throughout negotiations.
Once the lengthy negotiation on our new house was finally complete, we found ourselves wanting to list our old house quickly. We were well prepared! Kevin had already provided a comparative market analysis and a plan for how best to get our house ready for sale at the first sign that we might be buying a new house. So, when we pulled the trigger, we were ready to list our house almost immediately. It sold within five days of listing, and we received multiple offers.
We cannot recommend Kevin highly enough. Even once the purchase and sale of our homes was complete, we felt confident enlisting Kevin's help to find contractors, tie up loose ends, and complete all the paper work. He helped us graciously at every turn.
While we worked most closely with Kevin, we did speak with and get help from others at Findwell. The team was knowledge, helpful, and generous with their time and attention. We received cooperation at each request, and we appreciate how well the team worked together to serve us as customers. Receiving a rebate of part of the transaction fee after closing was icing on the cake! - Liam L.
My wife suggested Findwell when we started the process of selling/buying. I was skeptical about their model at first, but after some research I was very impressed with people had to say. I felt Findwell was more suited for urban, contemporary properties and we were buying and selling in the suburbs. I could not have been more wrong. This model works for any residential property. In the end, I am so glad we ended up going with Findwell and working with Shannon was amazing. She was always available, very knowledgeable and she was a great advocate throughout the process. We cannot recommend Shannon and Findwell enough. - Josh B.
I saw lots of recommendations for Findwell on the email distribution list at our workplace and i decided to meet Michael. As a first time home buyer i did meet with with few others before i decided to go with Michael. After my first tour, i decided that i am going to work with Michael. I didn't want my agent to be pushy or someone who will try to sell things to me for their benefit/commission. I wanted some one who will lay the facts (good and bad) and help me make a informed decision and Michael was exactly this person.
He is not only knowledgeable in the market & the process (trust me as a first time home buyer i had tons of questions and he clearly explained how things worked) but also provided me good connections with home inspection, lenders etc...
Whenever i had any concerns or going back and forth on the locality i wanted, he explained me the pro's and con's clearly. I could definitely trust that he had my best interest. I was paranoid in lot of moments and Michael was a perfect friend to bounce of ideas and did help me understand things and was always Black or white and never Gray and this is what i absolutely loved working with him! He was always on emails and would get back to me promptly. Every time i had to make a decision he ensured i was 100% comfortable and provided me all the facts and help so i felt comfortable making the decision.
I bought a new home and i have to admit that he helped me make a good deal in terms of upgrades and i absolutely loved he had me sign all the documents digitally (via docusign) - it sure did save a lot of time!
Thanks Michael for all your help! I would definitely recommend Michael to anyone. - Gowtham P.
I had the pleasure of working with Nick Jarman this fall. He was my seller's agent for a townhouse in Magnolia. From our first meeting until the closing, Nick was proactive, straight forward, and responsive to my needs. He provided me with very helpful, detailed data to inform the pricing of my home, and sent me weekly updates on the showings and newly listed and sold homes in my neighborhood. I would highly recommend Findwell to anyone looking to save money on realtor fees without sacrificing service. - Corey C.
Michael Schafer was recommended to me by my co-worker. After meeting with Michael I felt comfortable trusting and working with him. During the process Michael was available most of the times including nights and weekends (sorry Michael), but when he was not, he would always arrange that someone from his team helped to accommodate my needs and I always experienced best possible service the team could provide.
Michael is great as a person and a pleasure to work with. Besides being an agent, he also was a mediator in a couple of occasions helping in conflict/misunderstanding resolution between some of the other vendors in the transaction.
My friend may need an agent's help soon, and I am definitely recommending Michael to her. I would recommend him to you too. Besides getting what you want, you also would enjoy working with this gentleman. - Tatiana T.
This last spring we began a fast and furious home search on Mercer Island. Tamar was hard working, responsive and insightful in leading us on that journey. I had confidence in her expertise in recommending a suggested offer. She was not afraid to to look into every detail, including going into a dark and scary basement space that I would have never entered! - Annalisa P.
My first time buying a house and it went so smoothly and stress free because of Lauren. From our first meeting to our last, she was very professional yet very friendly, patient, thoughtful, and most importantly, got things done in a way that fitted our needs! Very very satisfied with the expertise and support she provided to us and would recommend her to anyone, first time buyer or not! - Dai Y.
I first contacted Kevin at Findwell when I was checking out properties online and saw a short sale that I thought looked like just what I wanted. He came highly recommended by several other families who had worked with him on short sales, so out of many other recommended realtors, I decided to check with him. Fabulous choice! That particular short sale turned out to be pending inspection (didn't show up online); but I started working with Kevin and Findwell on the long process of getting my house ready for sale and then buying a new house, and he was amazing right down the line.
The first step was getting my house cleaned out and ready to show, which ended up taking me more than a year. Throughout the process, Kevin was happy to periodically come see where things were at and give me tips about the most critical changes before putting the house on the market. When I was finally ready, he got the house on the market very quickly and we caught the wave of low inventory/rising prices so the house sold in just one weekend with multiple offers.
Of course, then I had to turn around and buy a house in that environment, but Kevin was super about tracking down possibilities, getting me in to see the best options immediately, and going over the pros and cons of each one with me. He constantly amazed me with his depth of knowledge about houses and real estate process, and smarts around how to position offers and counter-offers to help us get an edge. The house I finally bought wasn't one I would have even looked at, but he previewed it and thought it would be great for us. He was right. Not only a super location and all the "checklist" items, but so many extras (lots of light, remodeled kitchen - just a bunch of things).
The process of actually buying the house was a nail-biter, but Kevin managed it all with skill and constant communication. I always knew exactly where we were at, what was coming next, and what my options were, and was reminded regularly why I was so glad Kevin was at the helm! There were multiple offers that were "collected" over the course of almost a week, and Kevin knew options all
along the way to help us be in the best position to get selected when the sellers reviewed offers - without just bumping our offer higher, adding escalation clauses, etc. I was so thrilled when his approach won out! He managed the final negotiation perfectly and we got the house, even though we weren't the highest offer.
Then we started the three week whirlwind of making sure my current house sale wrapped up in time and the new house purchase also got approved and funded, and that they both could record on the same day so I could move directly from one to the other without a rentback. It was down to the wire! But Kevin kept right on top of both transactions, working very closely with the other real estate agents, mortgage brokers, and everyone else to keep things on track and resolve bumps in
the road. The day of recording, the timeline was so tight that Kevin couriered paperwork himself to make sure that my house sale was recorded in time for my house purchase funding and closing to move forward. He knew exactly what needed to be done and when, and was the guiding force staying on top of everything to make sure we'd get there. It was so reassuring to be able to count on him to manage the whole process and all the moving parts, doing everything he could to get everything in place at the right time, and he pulled it all off beautifully!
Kevin is a joy to work with, and his deep knowledge of real estate and skill with all aspects of the business as well as his dedication to providing amazing service all make him a great partner in selling or buying a home. I highly recommend him, and Findwell. - Stacia S.
As a first time home buyer I couldn’t have asked for someone better then Michael. Not only did I feel like he had my best interests in mind throughout the entire home buying process but I could trust him and I valued his opinion. I felt comfortable bouncing ideas off him and knew I would get an honest and practical answer…even when some of my ideas were not the best.
In addition to his vast knowledge of the markets I was interested in, he also had multiple friendly and knowledgeable connections including but not limited to inspectors and mortgage brokers. Michael made sure I was taken care of at every step of the way.
I’m 100 percent satisfied with Michael and new home. I would recommend him as anyone’s real estate in the future. - Nick T.
We used Lauren Geroy and she was everything you could ask for in a Realor. She was eager to show us houes in our neighborhood, and when we found the one we liked, she was with us every step of the way. Our house was a short sale, and Lauren made sure to keep us updated and postive during negotiations in for our home.
I would reconmend Findwell to anyone looking for a home. We had extra help from one of Lauren's coworkers and even the owner came out to help during our inspection. Findwell is as good experience as I could have imagined to help our family with our first home buying adventure! - Matt B.
Michael is the only realtor that we would recommend in the Seattle & Eastside areas. From our initial meeting to the day we closed, we were always given straightforward, honest and realistic advice. If problems arose, they were handled with our best interests in mind. For the first time, we felt that someone was representing us, rather than doing what was right for their own business and career. Thank you Michael!
Nicholas & Paige Ade - Nicholas & Paige A.
We just bought a house with Nick's help. Nick is very helpful and dependable.
Nick helped to tour about 15-20 houses. We had a targeted area in mind, and whenever we contacted Nick, he responded quickly, usually within an hour, and scheduled tours right after that, sometimes within the same day. He arrived ahead of us each time, well prepared, with the info about the house, and helps to answer our questions thoroughly. A lot of the times, the house we were looking at just came on market, and Nick managed to contact the seller / agent and got us in really quickly. He also amazingly always remembered all the houses we toured, and gave us opinions for comparison with those previous houses toured.
The market we're in is crazy, with heated competition, multiple offers all the time. The whole process we've only offered twice, bought the house with the 2nd offer. Nick helped us on strategies, sometimes suggested on waiting for price to drop, sometimes checked with seller's agent. Also Nick never pushed us to push the button. He respects our opinion and preferences.
For the house we bought, Nick shoot an email to the seller's agent, telling them our story, who we are, why we're interested in the house, which we believe helped a lot in the seller's decision to deal with us. Later in the process, Nick is very good at negotiation, helped to negotiate on the price, the inspection, and helped us at getting the house at a good price.
He is also very knowledgeable, always there to answer questions, give opinions on price, style, market value, etc. Nick is also informative, he provided a list of information for almost everything, inspector, loan officer, handyman, etc. He accompanied us through the whole process, inspection, house walk though, closing document signing.
We've now moved in, and we love the house. All this cannot happen without Nick's help. - Peggy P.