Testimonials

 

Kristy did an excellent job helping my family find our home. We gave her a couple of things we wanted/didn’t want and she got right to work. When it came time to putting in an offer, she was great on finding out what the sellers were looking for when it came to multiple offers so we could make sure the offer was in our favor. Our overall experience with Kristy was the best. She connects with you on more than just a business level and still to this day we have a relationship with her. We would recommend Kristy to anyone!!

~Jason and Krystal T.

 

Kristy is very knowledgeable and patient in walking me through the buying process of a home. I would highly recommend her. She is informative and showed much compassion for me when I had some challenges with my mortgage company. She is like having a best friend walk beside you in every aspect of real estate whether you’re the seller or buyer.

~Kerri D.

 

“I chose Kristy to act as our realtor based on reviews I had read on Zillow. It was definitely one of the best decisions I could have made. Kristy is fantastic to work with. Throughout the whole process, she remained cool, calm and collected, and this helped me to keep a positive attitude that everything would work out, which it did! She definitely knows how to get the job done. Since we live outside of the States, Kristy helped us with getting and overseeing contractors who did some upgrades before the house went on the market. Kristy had sound advice on marketing the property and we could rely on her every step of the way. We have bought and sold a few houses in our time, in three different countries, and without a doubt, Kristy is the best realtor we have ever encountered.”

~Brian and Vivienne H.

 

“I found Kristy LaVigne to have the expertise for selling a one of a kind, difficult property. She was always available and great to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone.”

~Susan S.

 

“Kristy was recommended by someone I know and I can see why. She made the process of buying a home super easy and worked around our schedule, making herself available to show us homes whenever WE had free time. If you’re looking for a responsive professional and desire a low stress home buying experience, I highly recommend Kristy LaVigne to anyone looking to buy a new home!”

~Chris P. and Karen L.

 

“Kristy was instrumental in closing our deal. Every time we had a bump in the road, she was there to help us get through. I don’t know of anyone else who would do what she did.”

~John and Huyen S.

 

“We had a wonderful experience with Kristy LaVigne as our realtor. She not only helped us purchase our new house, but also helped us immensely with all the hard work it took to update our old home. She helped us provide experts to come in and give us bids on fixing up our house. Since my wife is not able to drive, Kristy was constantly picking her up driving her places in order to get parts for the house such as the tile for the bathroom. She also helped defend us with the company that we contracted to do all the flooring and counter tops when they tried to charge us more money for the backsplash. She did an excellent job and we are so very grateful to her. We would highly recommend her to anyone we know. Thanks, Kristy, for all the hard work and how fast you sold our home. You also had so much patience with us when we were stressed out about the renovation since we had never been through one. Thank you again for the excellent support you gave us both.”

~Mike and Susan L.

 

“Kristy was very patient with our inexperience and our desire to find something within a tight time frame. The market was intense, competitive, and we succeeded in finding a great place. We would absolutely call Kristy the next time we want to buy or sell!”

~Larry and Linda F.

 

“We worked with Kristy on our rental first to find out the going rate and knowing that we would sell when the market improved. Kristy provided a very thorough analysis to assist us very early on. When we were ready to sell, Kristy was a life saver as we were selling the property from a different state and she took care of all our needs and made the process very simple. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a Realtor. Kristy is professional, communicates very well, and comes with great recommendations.”

~Josh and Stephanie D.

 

“Kristy sold our Bellevue house for $70k more than we expected. She’s very good with setting up open houses, luring in prospective buyers and making the house look like an irresistible buy. She’s a very fast and responsive agent too, always replied to my emails within an hour or even less. If you have a house in a very desirable area and are thinking about getting multiple bids and a price war between your buyers (who wouldn’t!) – Kristy is the agent to talk to.”

~Vadym and Lada V.

 

“Kristy was an absolute pleasure to work with. She is extremely responsive and an expert negotiator! She was very flexible around our schedules and always had a fantastic attitude.”

~Dan and Samantha M.

 

“Kristy LaVigne served as a real estate agent for my husband and me for 6 months in 2015. She represented us as both buyers and sellers. We found Ms. LaVigne to be far superior to Realtors we had used in the past. Some advantages to using her services are as follows:

1. She is knowledgeable about real estate law and procedures.
2. She is familiar with Snohomish County locations.
3. She sent listings of properties for sale and was readily available to show properties.
4. She employs the latest communication technology for online videos, listings, and binders for sellers and potential buyers.
5. She follows up with other agents who showed our property when for sale.

We will use Ms. LaVigne’s services in the future if needed.”

~Ed and Sally M.

 

“I found Kristy to be friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. She guided me through the whole process of selling my home and believe me it was very much appreciated. She took care of the signs, flyers, photos, etc. I called her many times with questions and she returned the calls quickly with the answers. I was very happy with the whole experience and my home sold in just a few days.”

~Elaine C.

 

“Kristy was incredible! We were first-time home buyers and she walked us through every step of the process. I always felt like she had our best interests in mind. Her expertise was evident in the way she handled every detail – we couldn’t have asked for more!”

~Mike and Sarianna R.

 

“Kristy was exceptionally responsive, responding immediately when we sent questions. She gave good ideas on pricing the property and on helpful repairs. Because we live out of the U.S. we were unable to follow up with several things that needed to be fixed prior to the sale, and Kristy made the arrangements with different professionals to see that the work was done, including showing up at the house to admit those doing the work. When it looked like the first buyer’s mortgage company might back out, she immediately got the house back on the market so that we lost no time — and she found a new buyer in a short time.”

~Gaius and Martha B.

 

“Kristy provided us with a great experience for first-time buyers. We had very limited insight into the entire purchase process, and Kristy was always available to answer our questions, and find answers to the one’s she needed to! Kristy always answered her phone when we called, and provided us with an overall WONDERFUL buying experience from start to finish!”

~Mike L. and Katie S.

 

“Kristy was excellent in helping us navigate the process of buying our first home with confidence. Quick to respond to emails/calls/questions, she has extensive knowledge of the real estate market. Details got attended to instead of forgotten about. If you’re looking for a competent real estate professional, hire Kristy and benefit from her expertise.”

~Wilco and Kate B.

 

“My wife and I met Kristy LaVigne when she was hosting an “Open House” on a home for sale in Lynnwood. After talking to her I could see she was more than just a “Real Estate” lady she actually was a Realtor … meaning she truly understood her clients’ needs and was willing to go the “2nd Mile” when it came to helping clients find their dream home. We didn’t end up buying that “Open House” home, but it wasn’t long until Kristy did find the home of our “Dreams.” We trusted her wisdom on every matter as it related to the purchase of our new home. The whole experience turned out to be very helpful and we closed our “dream” home in record time. We now have asked Kristy to list our other home and we feel with her help it also will sell in record time. Bottom line … if you are looking for a “Realtor” then you don’t have to look any further … Kristy is your answer!”

~ Myrle and Dorothy C.

 

“Rarely does someone make an impression to motivate me to actually sit down a write a letter about it. Well, Kristy LaVigne has made such an impression. Kristy is remarkable in that she is able to cover all the bases, all the time and make it look easy. Her professionalism, efficiency and natural graceful interactions are purely amazing! I’ve never seen anyone so motivated, energetic, willing and able to pull magic out of a hat as Kristy has done. What she does, the way she does it you can’t learn, it comes naturally. She has a gift, she is a gift. We were glad that she was our Realtor! Thanks Kristy!!”

~ Scottie C.

 

“We worked with Kristy to purchase our first home. She was always available and willing to show us any property we wanted to see. In a highly competitive market where patience and persistence were mandatory, she was always there for us with a positive and professional attitude. We appreciated Kristy’s honesty and truly valued her advice. Our first home is perfect and we are beyond thankful for her help!”

~ Kevin and Heather P.

 

“Kristy did a great job as the listing agent for our home. We had been in our home for 28 years so making the decision to sell and then putting it in motion was not something we took lightly. Kristy did a good job on the marketing side of how she went about getting the exposure for the house in the market. Through the process I did not question her approach once, and I found her to be very up on market conditions and what it took from start to finish to get results for us. She even caught a bigger king salmon than my best for the summer, so where can I find fault? I would recommend Kristy for anyone considering either buying or selling their home or property.”

~ Paul R.

 

“I highly recommend Kristy as an agent to anyone in need of buying or selling houses. She is very professional. I was very satisfied cooperating with her when I was in a transaction. I will absolutely work with her again in the future.”

~ Dylan D.

 

“I asked Kristy to list my property last June (2014). She gave me her opinion on the selling price to consider for the area in which it was located. Once I decided on a price, I contacted her. She put the listing on the market and within hours we received a Cash Offer! The closing of this sale took place less than 3 months after listing it with Kristy.

I would recommend Kristy to anyone interested in buying or selling their property. She was always available and promptly returned phone calls and emails to answer any of my questions. Kristy is very knowledgeable and sincere in her business. She is one of the finest businesswomen I have known, and I know you will be extremely pleased doing business with her also.”

~ Charri St. P.

 

“If you are looking for a real estate agent that will be there with you through the entire process, provide the support and expertise you expect, and sell your house quickly for a good price then look no further than Kristy LaVigne.

We met Kristy after interviewing several agents when we were exploring the idea of listing our home in Mukilteo. Kristy was the only one who came prepared with ideas, recommendations, and a professionally produced proposal. It quickly became apparent that Kristy was a professional and clearly knew the market. We signed with her that day. Four days later, our house was sold.

Kristy is awesome. She staged our home and prepared it for market. Her recommendations were spot on and we would never have sold as fast, and for the price we received, if it were not for Kristy.

Kristy stayed in constant contact with us with regular updates and feedback. She provided advice and support throughout the entire process and it was clear that she was not the type of agent that is around long enough just to collect their commission. Kristy was always there and was such a delight to work with. Kristy is a true professional and is such a great real estate agent.

So, if you want an agent that is an advocate for you and is there to support, advise and guide you through the process, then Kristy LaVigne is your agent.”

~ David and Crystal H.

 

“Jason and I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed working with you this past month. Never once did we have to worry about the details of closing on our house. You knew who to call and what to do in every situation that arose. Navigating the purchase of a home can be tricky, but my husband and I felt we were in good hands–so good in fact that I have already recommended you to a friend who is looking to purchase a house. Thanks again!”

~ Jason and Erinn H.

 

“As new home buyers, we were not familiar with all of the details and steps that go into purchasing a home. Thankfully, we found Kristy LaVigne as our Realtor. Kristy anticipated many issues before they came up and always responded quickly to any questions or requests we had. Kristy has extensive knowledge and experience in new construction, remodels and rentals. Her connections in the finance and inspection areas of home buying, share her same qualities of professionalism and expertise in their field of work. We praise Kristy for the work and recommend her services to anyone and everyone looking for a place to live. We are extremely happy in our new home, but none of it would have been possible without Kristy LaVigne.”

~ Alla Eddine and Patricia J.

 

“We are first-time home buyers and we found Kristy while searching for properties on Zillow!  While maybe a little apprehensive at first, after our initial face-to-face we felt very confident that Kristy new the market well and would be our advocate throughout our home buying process.  Anyone can show you homes, but not just anyone has the contract negotiation skills necessary to make sure all of the fine details are not overlooked, and the communication skills to make things happen.  Kristy rocks these skill sets and went above and beyond our expectations!  Our transaction presented many challenges, but Kristy never wavered and met them head on to a successful close.  Even after the closing on our home, she continued diligently to meet our needs.  We highly recommend her to represent anyone wanting to purchase a home!”

~ Sean and Laura Y.

 

“As a first-time home buyer, I knew I had a big challenge in front of me.  Working with Kristy helped me feel confident about the decisions I made.  Starting with the home searching process, I always felt in control and she worked at a pace that suited my needs.  When I finally found the home I was looking for, Kristy’s years of experience really showed through as we went through the different stages of the buying process.  Kristy always made time to answer my questions and worked around my schedule.  I couldn’t have been more pleased with the overall experience.  I would not hesitate to recommend Kristy to family or friends for their next home purchase.  Thanks for all your hard work!”

~ Tyler J.

 

“I recently had the experience of hiring Kristy to sell my home. Her professionalism in setting up the documents was expected; however, the sale of my home after only 48 hours on market was a pleasant surprise, and Kristy got all of the paperwork in order and signed in rapid time.

All was going well until the surveyor we hired to re-establish the property boundary discovered that one of the outbuildings extended beyond the property line. Further, the county would not assess the taxes until this was resolved.

Kristy made a concerted effort to coordinate between myself, Snohomish County and the engineers to resolve this problem–without extending the closing date. I have been in business going on 50 years and Kristy’s professionalism and enthusiasm is something every employer would strive to seek in their employees.

I will not hesitate to hire Kristy in the future and, in fact, highly recommend her to my friends and business associates.”

~ William O.

 

“Kristy was our agent in selling our home in Mukilteo. She was very efficient in getting our home prepared and listed on the market. She held an “open house” on a Sunday and we had three offers by the following Wednesday. She also negotiated a full price sale, and we closed the sale quickly. Kristy was very effective with the price issue, not requesting a lower listing price just to expedite a sale for turning a commission. Our experience found Kristy to be a pleasant, honest and trustworthy agent to use. We highly recommend Kristy as an agent for the sale or purchase of your home.”

~ Les & Renate T.

 

“Kristy has been an absolute dream. As first-time home buyers, we didn’t exactly know what we were looking for at first. Not only did she stick with us through two short sales and almost a year of searching, but she was right on top of everything when we did find the house we loved. She always made herself available and worked with our schedules, which made it easy and fun for us to find our home. We would give Kristy nothing but the highest recommendation to anyone looking for a home. She is the definition of a professional and we are excited to use her in the future.”

~ Dave and Kaylin R.

 

“Hands down, Kristy is the BEST real estate agent we have ever worked with. She successfully helped us with a lengthy, complicated purchase. After much negotiating, it became apparent that the seller needed to agree to a short sale. With numerous problems and liens clouding the title, the seller’s agent was ready to throw in the towel, but Kristy persevered and by thinking “outside the box” came up with solutions. There is no doubt in our minds that without Kristy staying on task and pushing forward through the entire FIVE month process, we would not have closed the deal. She is a smart, driven, professional and just a genuine nice person!”

~ Pat and Jane B.

 

“Kristy performs at a professional level that goes above and beyond what I would have come to have normally expected from a real estate agent. She provided us with information and was always extremely helpful. From the viewing properties, offers and counter offers, inspection, appraisal, title, etc., she was there every step of the way, always thinking and planning a step ahead of the process. Kristy remains current with real estate market trends and obviously loves what she does and, therefore, is a pleasure to work with. I would (and do) recommend Kristy to anyone wanting to work with an agent that is efficient, responsible, knowledgeable and friendly. I look forward to continuing to work with Kristy in the future.”

~ Frances P.

 

“Kristy is an absolute pleasure to work with. She knows the market well and knew what had to be done to get my house sold — she was the voice of reason when I had my doubts. I recommend her services to anyone who is thinking of selling their home – she’s the best!! And, she’s a lot of fun to work with, too.”

~ Linda C.

 

“Thank you so much for all your help. Your patience and dedication to helping us buy our first home has been an absolutely rewarding experience. You made the process for us completely painless. Your insight and attention to detail really showed how much you researched and cared about the type of home we were interested in. Thanks to you, we found a home we never could have dreamed of. Your level of professionalism is truly outstanding and we will continue to refer you to friends and family.”

~ Jay and Tamarah W.

 

“We were looking for a condo for our daughter to buy in Ballard.  We found the Emerald Villas and called Kristy, who was the listing agent.  Five weeks later our daughter moved into her first home.  I can unequivocally state that Kristy was the finest agent I have ever dealt with.  Although she represented the seller, I found her to be honest and very responsive.  There was never any pressure applied by her to close the transaction.  She answered every question in a timely fashion–and I ask a lot of questions.  She is very knowledgeable and paid a great deal of attention to detail.  I recommend her highly.”

~ Frank M.

 

“I wanted to let you know what a great realtor you have in Kristy. We met her last year when she was holding an Open House on Lake Serene. We asked her if she knew of other houses, like the one on Serene Lake, and she showed us another house that very afternoon! She was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

Since then, she has been our realtor! We are a fussy couple, with a long list of requirements we want in a house . . . we want just the right one. Kristy has always been professional, patient and helpful, showing us numerous homes in different areas. She always gets back to us, emails us with all the pertinent information about the homes we’re interested in, and even gives us other choices of homes to consider. She never rushes us when we look at a house; we like to take our time and look at everything thoroughly. She is always on time with a big smile when she picks us up to show us properties. She has a warm personality and is easy to talk to. All questions are always answered, and if she doesn’t know the answer, she will get it promptly.

We have had several realtors, in the past, who never got back to us to show us homes we were interested in, rushed us when we looking at a house, talked on their cell phones constantly, or told us what we should do with our money. Kristy does none of these things and is like a breath of fresh air! She is professional, courteous, has good ideas and is pleasantly outgoing. We would recommend her to anyone who is looking to sell, or buy. She is a pleasure to work with and makes the task of looking for a house a pleasant experience.”

~ Don and Kathy W.

 

“Working with Kristy on the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new one was truly a joy! She was responsive, helpful, proactive, and certainly knowledgeable. There was never a question that she was working for our best interests at every turn.”

~ Greg V.

 

“I wanted to take the time to formally thank you for your help and professionalism in the many transactions that we worked on last year.

Frankly, I have been under whelmed by the level of professionalism in the Real Estate trade in general, there are a lot of very lazy and self important people out there passing themselves off as professionals. With you though, I have been truly blown away. Your level of enthusiasm and advocacy as it applies to both the properties I have been pursing as well as selling have been invaluable. My business would not be nearly as successful without our association.

I know that we have stopped to take our breath over the past couple of months while getting some projects buttoned up, but we are now ready to embark on an even more ambitious plan for this coming year. I trust with your help we will be able to reach all of our goals. I look forward to meeting with you soon to discuss our overall plan and contributions we hope to enjoy from you.”

~ Michal B.

 

“It is amazing that you were able to manage the difficulties of our purchase. Once we realized how difficult the seller and her relative/agent were to work with, we did not expect the sale to make it to closing. Also, the sale was messy with the “As is” clause and “bargin and sale deed” being unusual for us.

We really benefited from your connections to the “bargin buying” industry in town. Through your connections, we gained confidence to take on such a major remodeling project. Your help was appreciated after the sale when you called the city to verify that the dock was within regulations.

Throughout it all, you were nice to work with and were eager to get to the bottom of things. You let us make the offer the way we wanted to even though you knew where the sale would end up. We still had to try!!

Thanks for everything. You and your team worked hard to make it happen.”

~ John and Cher H.