Rob has made our experience in selling our house so comfortable and natural, but more importantly he made it personable. The process starts with in person meetings, phone calls and Rob then lays out a plan and it was really incredible how that plan was executed.
Rob also does not mind getting his hands dirty. He played a major role in the house preparation to sell as well...from planning the work to choosing designer colors, but also physically doing the work. He will do all the work (painting) or work side by side with you. He has great ideas and a great vision and knowledge of what works and how to get the work done. One thing that struck us was his input as to where do we spend our time and effort in home improvements in order to get the house ready for market...again he was spot on.
Once the work was done again, he showed great discipline and judgement in how to list the house, when to list the house and what to list it for. The result? We had 13 offers on our home and it sold for $136,000 over asking price! Through that entire process of 2 weeks from listing to closing, he was available to take our calls day and night and always communicated with us.
We strongly recommend that you give Rob an opportunity to be involved with selling or the purchasing of your home. He will not just make you feel like a friend, he will be your friend. We went through the same process with another agent years ago, let me tell you, there truly is no comparison, Rob does it right.
- John & Debra G.
Rob helped us sell our home and we couldn't have been happier with the outcome. We asked Rob, among other agents, to give us their ideas and bids. He was quick to respond and made us feel so much at home. His ideas and timeframe for "The Mount Lake Terrace Project" as he dubbed it, were just what we were looking for.
He not only knew the market and buyers tastes very well but showed us examples of similar very successful "projects" he had completed. He's the "real deal" and we went with him.
Rob did most of the interior and exterior painting and partnered with other professional contractors as well as worked with us to use our own home improvement skills and labor to complement their work.
Those included things kitchen remodeling, flooring and paint choices as well as marketing strategy. He kept reminding us that we were preparing our home for someone elses tastes, perhaps not the same as ours. He asked for and got our blessing to do a few things we normally wouldnt have, in a sense taking a "leap of faith" with him. At every step of the process Rob was informative, cooperative, encouraging and very professional.
Boy was he right! Not only did we make our timeframe for selling the house, we received multiple offers well over the asking price. Our "Mountlake Terrace Project" was a resounding success! I would encourage anyone needing a real estate agent to contact Rob and meet with him.
He is honest, friendly, knowledgeable, experienced, flexible, creative and very effective. He treats you like one of his family.
- Mike and Kim V.
Rob Holmstrom has been my realtor through the sale of two properties and the purchase of two more. During each of these events he has proven reliable and honest and always kept my best interest in mind.
In fact, Rob has become a friend that makes the entire real estate experience fun: from researching and visiting new properties, to taking pictures of our home for sale, Rob's spirit is always a pleasure to be around.
While it might be enough to say Rob is great to work with, the bottom line is always results in a business deal such as selling or buying property. In my experience the business results have always been exactly what we asked for and more!
Better yet, Rob and his two beautiful daughters are now friends, celebrating life events, birthdays and sharing family picnics. Rob's passion for life extends well past just his work, and he is definitely someone I consider a family friend!
There is no one else I would ever turn for my real estate needs.
- James C.
As a single woman, 1st time home buyer, I had every reason to be nervous. When I was referred to Rob Holmstrom, I was told 'I know a great real estate agent' and 'he will take care of you'. We'll that was definitely an understatement.
How many times have we heard statements like that only to end up being disappointed? That was not the case with Rob. He went above and beyond my expectations to help me through the home buying process. The entire process of building my new home took several months. Rob was patient throughout the process and was always available for questions (I had plenty!)
I had several scheduled meetings and orientations throughout the process and Rob meet all the deadlines in a timely manner. I recall one particular event when I got stuck at work and could not make it to the real estate office. Rob came to my place of work so that I could sign the papers prior to the deadline. (And he did it with a smile on his face!)
Rob is honest, knowledgeable, and willing to go the extra mile for his clients...all with a 'pressure-free' style. He is also quite funny! When working with Rob, you not only get a new home, but you gain a new friendship that lasts long after the final papers are signed. Buying a home is not always easy and there can be bumps along the way, but Rob will walk you through all the steps. I highly recommend Rob for any of your future real estate needs.
- Kelli D.
Rob was beyond great! He had several ideas to help beautify our home before we listed it. Whether it be landscaping, furniture staging, or painting inside & out, he was helpful in making it happen. All of the ideas gave us great curb appeal and, in the end, made us a lot more money.
He was very knowledgeable of the market, so he listed our home a bit under market to attract more potential buyers. The strategy worked as we received multiple offers and sold for substantially over asking price!
Rob was always readily available to answer any question we had, the experience we had was the best real estate transaction of our lives. We are happy we used Rob and will use him again in a heartbeat
- Jim & Susie M.
Kevin first started working with Rob when he purchased his first home. He had had such a good experience with his first purchase and had such wonderful things to say about Rob. It was an easy decision on who to go with for the sale of our two condos and the purchase of our first home together.
I would have never guessed that selling 2 condos was going to be such hard work but Rob was with us every step of the way. Not only did he take care of all the hard negotiations, coordinate everything that we needed to take care of but also got both of our condos sold a month and half after we put them on the market and that was at the time the market was slowing!
While preparing and marketing our condos, he also made time to send us new listings on the market, taking us to showings (sometimes as late as 7 pm) and work with on a "couple" of contingent offers.
Once we found our dream home he did not disappoint, he worked us on the negotiations, gave great advice and made sure we closed in 2 weeks so we could move right way. He also made the time to take us on several walk thru's for our dream home to help us make sure we were making the right decision.
Without Rob we would not have had found our dream home and had such a smooth transition from selling to buying.
- Kevin and Courtney B.
First and foremost, Rob is a great family friend. But as a Realtor, he is the greatest. He truly works for you. Rob will do what it takes to be sure that you are taken care of.
He continuously goes out of his way to be sure that he is giving you the best possible information. The really nice thing about Rob is that he is very honest, and he goes above and beyond.
We have changed our needs time and time again, and Rob not only continues to work with us, but he does it with a smile on his face.
This past fall we were delighted to find our dream home in Edmonds. Thanks to Rob's savvy negotiating, we were able to purchase it for $40,000 under list price! This required some delicate dialougue between the two parties, and thanks to Rob's professional and compassionate representation, we were able to reach our goals.
We recommend him to everyone we know, and he will have us as customers for life.
Just as a funny side note, we love Rob because he is always "done up". Even if he is going to the gym, his hair will be fixed and he always matched from head to toe with his fancy gym clothes. We had to give him a hard time about that!
- Gregg and Angie G.
My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Rob when he represented us in selling our home of 28 years. It was our first time selling a home, so we were unsure about the process. One basic question we had was whether to fix up the house or sell it as is, and if we did decide to fix it up, what should be done. Two major renovations we had always planned to do--finish the daylight basement and landscape the back yard--never got done. And there was the normal wear and tear of 28 years of use to consider.
Before Rob was in the picture, we worked briefly with a Redfin agent whose advice was to simply clean up the house--no paint even necessary--and put it on the market. She believed it would sell as is for $475-500K. Enter Rob. After listening to our ideas and looking through the house and yard, he made a list of things that could be done to extract the best price for the house. He clearly explained his thinking but never pressured us to do any particular thing. We decided to go with his plan, rolled up our sleeves, and got to work.
On the inside of the house, that work included refinishing a tub and showers; installing new toilets, vanities, and mirrors; refinishing the hardwood floors throughout the main floor; and repainting the whole interior. Rob picked out all colors (trust him) and did the painting. He is GOOD at it! Instead of finishing the basement, we simply replaced the old aluminum windows with vinyl windows and painted the cement floor. On the outside of the house, we touched up the exterior paint, painted the back deck, had new gutters installed, replaced fencing, and had the backyard landscaped, very basic.
Once all the work was done, Rob brought in his professional photographer who took photos for flyers and to post online. The photos beautifully reflected the best aspects of the house and yard. We were pleased. Rob strongly encouraged us to list the house low in order to sell it high, explaining the psychology of this strategy. Only after several conversations were we convinced that was the way to go, especially after all the work and money we had invested in the project. We decided to trust Rob's expertise, and it didn't take long to find out he was right.
We offered the house at $499,950. On the first Open House day, hoards of people showed up to view our house; the same thing happened the next day, Open House day 2. With the house on the market only three days, we received 12 offers, beginning at $525K. A lot of other people probably didn't bother making an offer knowing they would be priced out. We happily settled for $630,000!
Whether buying or selling a home, you want to work with a realtor who is knowledgeable, reliable, and trustworthy, a professional who has your best interests in mind. That describes Rob Holmstrom! On top of those qualities, Rob is personable, a good communicator, and a pleasure to work with. He's got excellent painting skills, too! Rob really has his finger on the pulse of the market, and without his guidance throughout the process of selling our home, we would have most likely left a huge amount of money on the table--at the least, $100,000.
- Dave C. & Grace R.
I met Rob Holmstrom 15 years ago, when he helped me buy my first house. Over the years he stayed in touch with me, not to try to sell me anything, but just to see how I was doing and catch up on what was going on in my life.
When it came time to sell that house, naturally I turned to Rob. He helped me out of a bad situation, where a developer made a deal with me to buy my old house but then tried to cheat me and finally flaked out on the deal. Rob came to the rescue with his team of contractors who fixed things that were broken, put new carpet in the bedrooms, and overhauled my yard.
Then Rob painted my entire house himself, choosing colors and an overall design that he knew would bring top dollar. How many realtors would do that?
In the end, Rob sold the house for what I thought it was worth. I was able to take the money from the sale of that house and purchase a new house. Rob patiently guided me through every step of that process, and now I am living in a home that is perfect for my retirement.
As great a realtor as Rob is, he’s an even better human being, one I am proud to call my friend. So, trust Rob with your next house purchase or sale. You won’t regret it.
- Jim B.
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