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.

  • Zillow
    Bought a single family home in 2015 for $965,000 in Seattle, WA.

    We just bought our first home in Seattle, and Lauren was amazing from the very beginning to the last. Our home search began about 2 years ago with Lauren at Findwell while we were still in East coast. Since then, our experience with Lauren and her team have been simply amazing. She has been very patient and helpful, and we felt that she really cares about us getting the right home rather than making her sale. Lauren has been exceptionally professional in every direction yet very personable that we felt like we were hanging out with our good friend whenever we had meetings with her. We never knew we could have this much enjoyable experience with a realtor. She is just very sincere and honest person who would go miles to make things happen for her clients. Thanks Lauren!

  • Zillow
    Bought a single family home in 2015 for $592,000 in Kirkland, WA.

    I’d highly recommend Michael to be your real estate agent for buying home. In a sellers market with less inventory, it is too difficult for a buyer to get the right home at right price. Plus, if you are a first time buyer, you wouldn’t be aware of the market, real estate process etc. I have heard that few agents pressurize clients to buy home even thought it might not be in the best interest for client. Working with Michael helped us get the “right home at the right price”. He knows about real estate really well. He knows what to look for in a house. He took care of the entire process – finding right home, getting the right inspectors, getting the repair done in house after inspection, helping me understand about the real estate process, and doing whatever is needed. He responds very quickly and is very reliable. You don’t need to think twice if Michael is your agent. He is friendly, calm, and understand the needs of the client really well. With Michael, I never felt any kind of pressure to buy home. Even after we got the keys, Michael has been in touch and assured for help for any guidance or information. I’d work with him for any future real estate needs.

  • Zillow
    findwell agent: Chris Carr
    Bought a single family home in 2015 for $610,000 in Seattle, WA.

    Chris is incredibly responsive, tenacious, and thorough—and I never would have had a chance at getting my terrific new house without him! I admit I was a little intimidated by the prospect of buying my first house in the totally crazy real estate market in Seattle, but Chris put me at ease. He knows the market inside and out; he walked me through what to expect and was patient and very responsive when answering all my follow-up questions. One of the great things about Chris is that he’s creative and he can help identify great opportunities that others might overlook. He used to work in residential construction so he can walk into any house and tell you how easy or hard it would be to change this or update that; if you’re up for a house that’s a “project” (big or small) Chris is definitely your guy. Oh and by the way he’s trained as an attorney so he is incredibly thorough and knows way more about real estate transactions than your average agent! The absolute BEST thing about Chris, though, is that he is super flexible and really goes above and beyond to serve his clients throughout the entire process. In fact, when he came to give me the keys to my new house he even stayed to help me rip up an old gross carpet and wandered around outside in the dark to find the gas/electric/water meter readings for me. Now that’s dedication! I LOVE my new house, thank you Chris.

  • Zillow
    findwell agent: Chris Carr
    Bought a condo in 2015 for $425,000 in Seattle, WA.

    Chris helped us find and buy a condo in Capitol Hill this summer. For us as first-time buyers he was an invaluable source of knowledge and advice, and he truly went beyond our expectations. He helped us understand exactly what to pay attention to when looking at different properties, and we felt that he at all times had our best interests in mind. Throughout the process, he was extremely professional, responsive, and available to meet at very short notice to match our schedule. We are very happy with our new home, and would recommend Chris without hesitation.

  • Google
    Bought a single family home in 2015 for $400,000 in Kenmore, WA.

    The experience with Findwell in finding our home, though lengthy, was very satisfying. Findwell, Matt Martel in particular, was very knowledgeable on all the intricacies of real estate transactions. They walked us through the entire process, even to signings that they were not required to attend. We reviewed several hundreds of homes and Matt was very accommodating on schedules to view the homes we wanted to see. Matt was very patient with us and we never felt pressured to buy any home. Matt just wanted us to find the home that made us excited and was going to be the home that was meant to be ours. We chose Findwell originally because of their philosophy on real estate transactions, they pay their representatives a salary and are not on commission. The result is no pressure to buy, no pressure to sell. They are more there for you rather than the commissioned transaction. Matt made the transactions with selling our home and buying the new one a pleasure. Two thumbs up to Findwell and Matt Martel!

  • Zillow
    Bought a single family home in 2015 for $330,000 in Seattle, WA.

    Matt is just wonderful! I simply cannot say enough about how positive my experience was with Matt. Incredibly knowledgable, patient, easy to talk to and genuinely interested in helping me find the right home. I always felt at ease with Matt. He went out of his way to assist me throughout the entire home buying process and never made me feel pressured to make a decision – that was incredibly important to me as I was a first-time home buyer and very unsure of what to do. He understands the market well and helped me secure the right home at a time when it’s been so challenging for so many. I can truly say that Matt was not just a realtor, but a friend. Others would be wise to contact Matt. I promise, you won’t be disappointed.

  • Zillow
    Bought a single family home in 2015 for $330,000 in Seattle, WA.

    When my partner and I started the process of finding our first property to purchase, we wanted to work with an agent that was patient, experienced and honest above all else. Matt brought these key qualities and so much more to our house hunt. From the get-go, Matt’s warm personality and thoughtful approach put us at ease. He was very committed to understanding our top needs and wants in a home and developed a search strategy tailored for us. Each property Matt selected for us helped us hone in on the aspects of a home that we truly valued and Matt’s ability to listen to and incorporate our feedback into the search were key to us finding a number of strong contenders very quickly. Once we found the home we ultimately wanted to buy, Matt held our hands through the entire purchase process and masterfully helped us craft our winning bid at a fantastic price. Once the deal was closed and we had moved in, Matt was still dedicated to making sure we were safe and comfortable in our new home. We are so glad that we were able to work with Matt and cannot recommend him highly enough!

  • Zillow
    Bought a single family home in 2015 for $570,000 in Seattle, WA.

    My wife and I were extremely fortunate to have Michael as our buying agent. Getting into the hyper competitive Seattle housing market to buy our first home was an intimidating prospect. Michael expertly navigated us through every step, enabling us to find exactly what we were looking for, staying within our budget, and helping us to seal the deal with ease.
    With Michael, it was like we were visiting houses with a friend that just happened to really know his stuff about the Seattle real estate market. He always had our best interest in mind, including suggesting other options when he thought we could find a better match.
    Once we found the house we wanted, Michael worked magic with helping prepare the offer to make it as compelling as possible. It worked too, as we successfully beat out several competitors including an all cash offer that was prepared to escalate beyond our offering price (which was still well within the low end of our budget). I highly recommend Michael.

  • Zillow
    Bought a single family home in 2015 for $675,000 in Seattle, WA.

    Matt helped us, first time home buyers, navigate a competitive market by giving us excellent service and support as we moved fast on target properties. He connected us with exceptional inspection and mortgage professionals, was more interested in helping us than himself, and learned what was important to us by listening. I would use Matt to sell our house and would recommend him to friends looking for exceptional service in the age of internet listings.

  • Zillow
    Bought a single family home in 2015 for $499,900 in Maple Valley, WA.

    Lauren was amazing at helping us to find a great home within our price range in the crazy Seattle market. After we moved here from the East Coast, we were very unprepared and overwhelmed with the frantic pace and constant negotiations that characterize the Seattle housing market. Lauren’s experience and patience were amazing in explaining all the details to use. She was also great at helping us set our expectations and deal with our disappointments when houses flew of the market faster then we were able to see them . She was always available whenever we needed to talk and very flexible at meeting us short notice when a property we were interested in came onto the market. When it came time to put an offer in she was able to expertly negotiate and get us a very good deal (especially in such a seller’s market) both on price and repairs to the home. I would strongly recommend anyone looking to buy or sell in the Seattle market make Lauren your first and only call!

  • Zillow
    Bought a condo in 2015 for $405,000 in Seattle, WA.

    I find looking for a home a miserable process in general. However Lauren made it as enjoyable as I think it could be. Her professionalism, friendliness and responsiveness made her awesome to work with. I never felt pressured into doing anything i wasn’t 100% comfortable with.

  • Zillow
    Sold a single family home in 2015 for $610,000 in Seattle, WA.

    Although we sold our place in Queen Anne during a sellers market, the sale of our place was made difficult due to the fact that we were both living out of state and going through a divorce.
    Despite these complications Matt made our sale and closing go seamless. He took the lead on most everything and was receptive when we provided direction. He was also sensitive to the fact that we were in the middle a divorce and made it easy for both of us.
    We initially tried to sell the house FSBO. We engaged Matt when that deal fell through. Lucky for us because Matt got us 35K more than we would have sold it for.
    We both work in commercial real estate – as an attorney and loan closer – so we appreciate someone who knows how to get a deal done the right way. Matt did just that with our sale and we both would recommend his services.

  • Zillow
    Bought a single family home in 2015 for $613,500 in Woodinville, WA.

    Michael helped us buying a home in Woodinville and we had nothing but great experience. He was very patient while getting our needs and he was providing very honest opinion while touring the homes. He is also very prompt in response and answering questions with home buying process. Overall, he is an awesome realtor to work with.

  • Zillow
    Bought a single family home in 2015 for $1,015,000 in Seattle, WA.

    When my husband and I mentioned to our friend group that we were looking for a realtor, we got a handful of referrals. It seems like everyone ‘Knows a guy.’ We scoured reviews of the names we were given and also the companies for which they worked. There’s a reason people love Findwell and there’s a reason Michael Schafer is the most highly reviewed.

    Michael is down to earth and approachable. He was patient with the ignorance that we, as first time home buyers, brought to the table and explained everything we asked in as much detail as we required. He was never pushy.

    There were a few times that my husband and I looked at houses that we thought were solid. Though Michael made it clear this was our decision and he’d support us in whatever choice we made, he also pointed out in more than one instance that the houses we thought were good were over priced. While many Realtors would probably jump at the chance to get a good deal and move on with other clients, Michael always did extensive comps and research and gave us an educated opinion. Because of his extensive knowledge and honesty, we completely trusted Michael when we did find “The One” and he gave it the thumbs up.

    There are a LOT of Realtors in Seattle and from viewing lots and lots of houses, I got the chance to see quite a few in the field. Sometimes when multiple couples are viewing a house at once things can get a little competitive. I saw another Realtor be VERY rude to Michael. Though he could have snapped or been sassy back to this guy, Michael kept his cool and was diligently professional– but, of course, firm. We still got to view the house we wanted 🙂

    The day we made the offer, there was another potential buyer doing a pre inspect at the same time we were. It was, of course, nerve wrecking to size up the competition but that’s just how the Seattle market is. Our sewer scope revealed a small root in the sewer line– not a deal breaker, but an expense we’d have to factor in eventually. The man doing the other couple’s sewer scope didn’t seem to notice what ours did. Don’t know how that happens, but whatever. They did have the advantage of knowing that we all went outside and were standing on the spot the root was, so they had a clue that ours revealed something of interest. Because they didn’t seem to care if we were within earshot, we overheard the other sewer scope inspector sharing the scope results with the other couple and their Realtor. They had all seen my group go outside and stand over where the root was, and the other couple was asking what we were looking at. Their sewer scope person said it must have been some sediment. Their realtor gushed “great! That’s a cheap, easy fix! Phew!” It just seemed very revealing to me to see how that Realtor only heard the news she wanted to, and quickly brushed over a potential red flag in the home. It is clear she was hoping to get her commission and move on, preying on the ignorance of her buyer. I’m glad we chose Michael, because he’d never do that.

    When it came down to the actual offer, Michael and his team had it down to a science. There are SO many factors at play (should we offer face value or more? How much more? How much is it really worth to us? Should we have an escalator? If so, how much?) Michael had informed suggestions on what to do in each instance. Now, I’d assume that the actual document that the Realtor prepares doesn’t matter much and the biggest factor is the offer price. While I’m positive that’s mostly true, I do want to point out that the Listing agent specifically mentioned that Michael’s offer was well written. Perhaps they say that to everyone, but I doubt it. Something Michael did made our offer stand out– maybe he was more thorough or professional. Maybe he was just nicer and less sleazy. He did something right –and our lender, of course. They worked as an amazing team. Our offer beat out another pre inspected CASH offer at the end of the day. We got our dream house thanks to every “T” being crossed and “I” dotted.

    So I highly recommend entrusting Michael with the biggest financial decision of your life. He won’t disappoint. Thank you Michael!!

  • Zillow
    findwell agent: Chris Carr
    Bought a single family home in 2015 for $645,000 in Seattle, WA.

    Chris is an extremely knowledgable and patient agent and helped us navigate the crazy seattle real estate market with our best interests in mind. He was like our personal advisor and went out of his way to research homes that would fit our criteria and budget, prepared comparable market pricing analysis and gave us valuable advice to help us buy a home in an extremely competitive market. Chris was always extremely responsive, thorough, and prepared multiple offers for us in a short amount of time. It took us about 6 months to find a home, Chris was very patient and kept us positive during our search and showed us dozens of homes. He also coordinated home inspections for us, reviewed the findings and provided us good advice. He has an in depth understanding of the legal terms & conditions within each contract and educated us on the whole process from submitting an offer, loan application and closing through escrow. I recommend Chris to anyone who is looking for a full service, personal approach to the home buying process without the high pressure of other companies.