Testimonials

Please tell us what you appreciated or really liked about our services.
Calm, patient, non-pushy approach — you were both fun to work with as well as clearly being very knowledgeable. Analytical/statistical approach to house pricing, which proved very helpful in establishing a good base price.Your photographer, whom we thought did an excellent–and original– job on our house. Your in-depth electronic sales expertise — web, Facebook, blog, etc. Willingness to go the extra mile–the bed! Watering the plants if needed!

Any other comments?
Overall we were delighted with your marketing materials for the house…. and the very quick sale!

May we use you as a personal reference?
– Yes

~Keith & Mary Macdonald

 

Please tell us what you appreciated or really liked about our services.
In my lifetime I have sold and purchased appx. 10 houses and this last sale of my townhouse in Bellevue was by far the best. Jim Badgley went way beyond anyone else in assisting me wish the sale and move in of my present house. I would rate his service as superior.

May we use you as a personal reference?
– Yes

~Joe and Ginger Hart

 

Please tell us what you appreciated or really liked about our services.
Friendly, efficient execution of the deal. Best of all it sold almost instantly.

Do you have any suggestions that we could implement to better serve our clients?
Just keep up the good work.

May we use you as a personal reference?
– Yes

~Dieter and Rosemarie Matthes

 

Please tell us what you appreciated or really liked about our services.
Suggestions to prepare our house for sale, analyzing the offers, keeping interruptions to a minimum, setting a realistic price in the beginning, your honesty, candor, sincerity, knowledge of your business and caring about us.

Do you have any suggestions that we could implement to better serve our clients?
None. We felt fortunate to find you as new friends as well as agents. We have recommended you to others.

Any other comments?
Keep up your excellent service

May we use you as a personal reference?
– Yes

~Nick and Marie O’Connell

Jim and Bill were highly recommended to us and we can say that they warrant that accolade. It was evident very early that they had much expertise in their field and had our best interests at heart. They were quick to respond to our inquiries and guided us through the process of selling our home flawlessly. We accepted an excellent offer on the second day of showing!

We believe Jim & Bill to be true men of integrity, with passion for their work and compassion for their clients. We consider them to be true friends and we’re happy to recommend them to all.

~Jim & Helen Boyle

“This letter of recommendation comes with the highest sincerity and regard for Jim Badgley of Windermere Real Estate.

Anybody who know me, knows I’m a no nonsense kind of woman, who seeks to hire “A” level professionals to get the job done…the first time. Jim is just that professional. He is an individual who shoots for excellence across all levels of his work; from customer service, to market research to execution.

He is the guy who consistently asks, “How’s everything going, is there anything I can do to help?” and assists others when they need help – even in areas outside of real estate.

Jim’s knowledge is vast and is seen as an asset when clients need information that reaches beyond just real estate. He is well versed in technology, is exceptional in both written and verbal communication and has built relationships and community with people to help him get the job done in its entirety – and in the most efficient way possible.

How do I know all of this? When I was looking for investment property, Jim was my realtor of choice and though it wasn’t the right time for me to buy, Jim has still been in community with me – proving his commitment, resourcefulness, dedication and excellence in all manners of his professional life over the last 5 years.

Thanks Jim, anyone who works with you will not only be happy, they will be more than impressed.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

~Kim Crumpler, Owner of Uniquely Savvy, author and speaker

“Working with Jim was a great experience. We were moving to the Seattle area from out-of-state, and really had no background to go on. Jim took the time to understand the type of home we were looking for likes and dislikes in neighborhoods, and education priorities for our son, then made a great set of recommendations on areas to focus our search. He did such a great job; we’re still in the same place 10 years later, and still love it. But if we ever do move, it will be back to Badgley & Badgley to take care of us.”

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

~Tom Blackwood, Director at Microsoft

“I would highly recommend Jim to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home. His professionalism is of the highest caliber, he pays attention to detail with the needs of each individual client in mind, and he knows how to sell houses. Aside from that, he sincerely is one of the good ones. He’s just fantastic and a pleasure to work with!”

~Louise McBrearty, Proprietor, Jewel Cleaning Services

“Thank you very much. I really appreciate all of your hard work. You did a great job for my Mom.”

Thanks again.”

~Scott Barker

“I have brought Jim into a number of my probate cases to sell the real estate contained therein. It is refreshing to work with Jim because he has a “can do” attitude. There are often “issues” associated with marketing, listing, and selling a decedent’s real property but Jim navigates through them quickly and efficiently. I highly recommend him to you.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

~Peter Andrus, Partner at Jelsing Tri West & Andrus PLLC

“Jim and Bill are a class act. We’ve now bought 3 places with them and have loved each one. They’re a blast to work with and we recommend them to anyone looking for your dream home…”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

~Desney Tan, PhD, Microsoft Research

“I highly recommend Jim for all of your Puget Sound Residential real estate needs. Professionalism, skill, diligence and integrity are qualities that have been consistently on display in the 10 years or so that I have had the privilege to work with Jim and his team. Examples are better than words and I have plently, strictly from my own referred clients from the time that Jim’s clients found a “for sale by owner” that left Jim out of the picture which Jim responded to by offering substantial assistance in shepherding the transaction while receiving no compensation to the time that Jim’s business partner (and father) cancelled a Mexican vacation to be with a newly divorced woman at her first closing on her own new home. In listing situations, the litmus test is the degree to which seller’s expectations are matched by final sales results and Jim consistently sets expectations for both days on market and sales price that are well founded and ultimately substantially realized.”

~Chris Butaud, President, Cleveland Street Mortgage, Inc.

“I had the great pleasure of leveraging Jim Badgley’s services for my first home purchase in 2000. I was confused, in a high state of stress, as I didn’t know what my living situation would look like, and did not know where the first step needed to be taken. Jim stepped in, took great care to educate me on my options, the market, and areas where he felt were safe and good for resale as well as what areas weren’t. In hindsight, Jim’s predictions and statements were all 100% correct.

Jim made the home buying experience pleasant and seamless; it would be a feeling I would hope to recapture in 2005 when I sold my first home to buy/build a second. I asked for Jim’s help and, without skipping a beat he stepped in and assisted with both transactions. There was no question that the high level of service was maintained and in a cutthroat market Jim kept and strengthened my trust.

I refer all acquaintances and friends to contact Jim first even if they have established realtors. In one case where a friend did so, they were so impressed they have sworn to do all future business with Badgley and Badgley. Jim makes that sort of impression.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

~Jon Edwards, IOC Manager at Puget Sound Energy

“Jim was our realtor back when he worked for CB. He was great to work with. He spent the time up front to understand what my family and I were looking for. It took two separate trips to Seattle but he helped us find the perfect home. He was patient with us, but at the same time helped us move quickly. He really knows what he’s doing and his experience helped us close the deal. I would definitely work with Jim again.”

– Jim was more than reasonable in the transaction and helped make each of the deals go through smoothly – timely, accurate, dependable, and thorough on all details of all the contracts.

– Took care of all the little details – his own photography on our house sale placed the house in a really good light, his encouragement to go up and down in the price range when we were looking to buy in Bellevue let us explore all sorts of scenarios (from move in ready to lots of work on the way in)

– After the deal was done he didn’t disappear – even in a hot market at the time. He made time for us and helped us tap into his network of service providers to find dependable contractors for floor refinishing and laying hardwood floors. Even helped us cart debris from some of our remodel off well after the sale.

We’re here to stay now that we found the perfect home but if we ever do move on we’ll know who to call!”

Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity

~Dave Quick, Sr. Program Manager Lead @Bing.com (Microsoft)

It’s not often I would recommend a real estate agent because I don’t feel like many of them understand the market well enough from a numbers stand point to negotiate well. Jim and Bill do a great job researching property and understanding the market before jumping to conclusions. I really appreciate this because it has either saved/made us money or not wasted my time. Jim is also a very skilled in marketing!”

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

~Mike Ross, President at DSL Northwest, Inc.

“Jim is a man of integrity. I trust him with our elderly clients who are considering making a move. Jim offers excellent service and keen insight to the real estate market with no pressure. Being a former real estate executive I have had the opportunity to work with 100s of Realtors a year. Jim is one of the best.”

~John Whitney, Community Sales Manager, The Bellettini

“Jim is a highly respectable and responsible professional Real Estate agent. Very easy to work with, knowledgeable in his field, and reliable person to work with. I used him twice in 2008 and 2009 and results were higher than my expectations. Thank you, Jim, for your hard work and great relationship with customer!”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

~Daniel Cho, 787 Propulsion Engineer at Boeing

“I used Jim as both a buyer and a seller (for the same house!). Jim really went the extra mile for me! He researched, and even used my house as an example of what an agent that thinks out-of-the-box can do by offering turnkey services (by making my house ready to sell for me). He even tiled my kitchen backslash himself! I was even stunned when he recommended that I should raise the price on my house because he felt it could justify it. Through his hard work and expertise, my house listing was postponed until market conditions were right, then we listed the house, had the open house on super bowl Sunday, and got a 100% list-price offer all in the same weekend. Great job! I highly recommend Jim as a real estate agent. Tell him I recommended you!”

~Roger Noia, Sr. Marketing Manager at GoodMail Systems

“You two performed magnificently and we are proud to call you our friends and fellow professionals. You navigated us through some very rough waters and we went into it with the highest level of confidence in you, and came out of it with the greatest admiration possible. We will also refer all of our friends and family to you, which is the greatest compliment we can pay – and not nearly enough for the way you handled both our purchase and our sale. Thank you so very much.”

~Dr. Terry and Sharen Grubb

“We had our house listed for 5 months with another agent without an offer. We decided to change agents and were referred to Bill and Jim. They immediately suggested some changes and helped us carry them out. We listed with them and the house sold in 2 days.”

~Walt and Marge Harrison

“Bill and Jim are a dedicated real estate team. They were committed to meeting our satisfaction at all points of the deal. They took great photos of our home for sale and within six hours had offers coming in. They effectively managed the deal between three competing offers and got us more money than we expected for our home. They made the transaction painless and easy. They knew how to market the property effectively–a very impressive and knowledgeable team. Go with them—they are the best!”

~ Stephen & Noelle McKain

“I was so impressed with the competency and the professionalism that was demonstrated that I was completely comfortable recommending Jim to both my boss and to his boss, who are both in the process of relocating to the area.”

~ Glen Cowan

“Jim knows the area very well and he will really do his best to fulfill your wishes. Thanks so, so much!! I really appreciate your help! You are the BEST!!

~ Nuria Oliver

“I want to thank Jim and Bill, who made this all possible. I am loving my new place. I am so happy. Everything worked out beautifully. It was not possible to orchestrate this smoother than it happened. Everything fell into place right on time.”

~ Jason Johnson

“I have enjoyed working with Jim. He was referred to me by a colleague at work and did a great job in finding us a house and then negotiating a great price. He made the home buying process a pleasure.”

~ John F.

“Jim’s knowledge and understanding of the industry were instrumental in getting the purchase completed.

~ Linda C.