findwell Customer Reviews
Read customer reviews about findwell and learn about the great experiences that our customers have had buying or selling their homes. We currently have 286 reviews with an average review score of 4.96 out of 5 stars.
Kevin did outstanding work with us as we went through our housing search. We are a finicky family that’s seen significant growth since we bought our last house (from 2 newlyweds to a 5-person family with 3 young kids!), and Kevin was very patient as we evaluated different kinds of inventory and considered our options. Eventually, we found a few different properties that interested us seriously, and Kevin helped us navigate the negotations with deft skill. We juggled a few different bids and had to make some tough decisions versus determined sellers, and Kevin was very responsive, consistent, and even-tempered as we went through the ups and downs in the process. I was very impressed that he never pressured us to close a transaction, or to make a deal that would’ve left us dissatisfied. Instead, he always strove for a good transaction. We are very happy with our purchase and will happily work with Kevin again in the future! We recommend Kevin and Findwell fully!
Kevin Lisota is fantastic! We were looking for a home casually for more than a year, and Kevin never pressured us to move more quickly but was always immediately responsive when we wanted a viewing. He was straightforward with his opinions on houses we viewed — never overly rosy just to make a sale. He was supportive each time we scheduled a viewing only to discover that the house just wasn’t for us. When we finally found a home we fell in love with, he helped us every step of the way. Because of his hard work, valuable advice, and interactions with the selling agent, we wound up getting the house we wanted despite many competing bids. I would recommend him to anyone. Seriously, this is a great agent.
I can’t say enough good things about Kevin Lisota and Findwell. Kevin was first rate in every regard – viewing homes, bidding on a home, working with the sellers’ realtor, coordinating with lenders and escrow, and completing the transaction. He even knows zoning and other relevant development codes, so he could speak knowledgeably about potential renovations or other development projects (backyard cottages, short plats, tree removal, etc.).
Kevin probably viewed over 30 homes with us. Nights. Weekends. Mornings. Whenever a home was listed. He never pressured us to make a bid. And he quickly identified structural flaws that I missed (that would’ve cost us a bunch of $$$ to fix later).
We eventually bid on a home in a very competitive bidding war. Kevin told us everything that we needed to know to be successful (pre-inspection, structuring our bid, etc.). Then, in his understated easy-to-work-with way, he took the lead coordinating with the sellers’ realtor and our lender to finalize the details. Now we live a beautiful 1926 tudor – thanks to Kevin!
You will NOT receive this customized service from redfin – I know, I bought my first home through redfin. If you’re considering buying or selling a home, give Kevin a call to determine whether Findwell is the right fit for you.
I had a very positive experience with Findwell. Kevin, my agent, was very knowledgeable about the real estate market and the neighborhood in which I was selling my townhome. He also helped me think through the right strategy to sell (timing, pricing and even the improvements required), based on my situation and goals. It’s amazing to receive this level of expertise and quality at such a great value.
We choose findwell based on their great reviews and their business model. We ended up with Michael and couldn’t be happier.
It was a very nice experience to work with Michael. He is truly honest, transparent, and easy-to-reach. He helped us through the process of buying our first home. He made the entire buying experience very smooth and pleasant.
He also recommended Wendy Mariani as a mortgage consultant, and she was also a pleasure to work with.
We would definitely recommend him and use him for any future real estate process.
I was from out of town and had little time to look for that special place I can later call ” my home.” I had a specially difficult situation in that my daughter is on a wheel chair and has many needs. I explained all this to Lauren and she went on to work hard, VERY HARD, on the given task. We saw approximately 50 or nearly 50 homes and it seems they started to look the same…….. Not the right fit. I was getting disappointed but Lauren was persistent. We finally found a house that we will call ” home” and a good fit for my daughter. Because I was from out of town, and my son who lives in Kirkland, was busy with work, Lauren did all the arranging of inspections and etc. She was up to the task and it made us feel that we were her only client. Needless to say, we are moving in to this house this Feb. Good work,Lauren. You went over and above ! You should add Kenmore, WA to your service area.
My daughter and I first met with Lauren at her office in Seattle. She was friendly and open, and my daughter was very comfortable with her, which was important because this was all such a new experience for her! She was looking for a small house with a big yard, and she just barely qualified for a $160,000 loan. She was looking anywhere between Seattle and Lynnwood. There wasn’t a lot to choose from, given her parameters, but Lauren had a good sense of what was important to my daughter, and didn’t waste our time looking at unsuitable properties, so that, after looking at 3 properties, she ended up buying the first one we looked at. Lauren was always on time for any meetings, and came out for all inspections, as well as the signing, and finally delivered the keys to my daughter at work, on her lunch break.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I used Findwell to buy a house in Seattle. Michael Schafer from Findwell was my agent. I can’t recommend Michael enough — he is great in all areas, from the beginning of when he first gathered input from me to determine proper areas to research all the way until the end when I was making an offer on the house. Michael is very careful and diligent and very responsive throughout the whole process. You really get the feeling that he is on your side, and he is. The next time I need a real estate agent in Seattle, I will for sure be calling Findwell.
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!