We are so grateful to Anne for all her hard work and gracious good humor in guiding us through the process of buying a new home and selling our old one. Anne worked patiently with us for almost a year to hone in on the neighborhood, style, and price range that would serve our family's next phase of life. She helped us craft expert offers, navigate the complexities of negotiations and inspections, and find financing, all while perfectly balancing a wealth of professional knowledge with a friendly, easy-to-be-around demeanor and a can-do attitude. After we closed on our dream house in Mt. Baker (yay!), Anne deftly orchestrated the preparation, staging, photographing, and listing of our old house. We had three excellent offers, including the one we accepted – all cash, closing in just one week, with no contingencies. The process could not have gone more smoothly from start to finish. If it says anything, once we had closed everything, we missed having an excuse to talk with Anne so often – we could not have enjoyed working with her more, and highly recommend her for whatever your real estate needs are.
– Alexandra M.
We were most fortunate to have Anne as our realtor to help us sell our home. She had great insight into how best to present our home and arranged for some specific repairs and improvements. Then, she prepped and staged the home in the most appealing way and created attractive marketing material. She organized great open houses, and we got two excellent offers within a week, quickly reaching an agreement with one of them…contingent on a home inspection. At this point, Anne’s experience with the dynamics of a sale came into play…Anne did a masterful job helping us to sort through the inspection response, and we quickly reached a satisfactory agreement with the buyer.
Anne is very knowledgeable and experienced with the Seattle area, and it was a delight to work with her in every way!
– John and Benita K.
Anne understands the importance of quality in marketing and selling a home. Quality was immensely important to us. Her photographer, marketing, flowers and even food for the realtors' tours were decidedly of the highest quality. She kept the fast pace with showing requests and did not miss a beat. Anne is engaging, extremely responsive, communicative and most of all she was thorough in scrutinizing the offers we received. We are very happy with the outcome of our relationship with Anne and would highly recommend her. – Roberta C. and Story S.
Anne is the best real estate agent we have worked with in our many transactions (10 in last 6 years). She was responsive and thorough. As we navigated through the fast waters of the current real estate market, she was an expert at getting the perfect home for us. She worked quickly and efficiently to meet our goals and get us a lovely home. Her knowledge of the market availability and matching that to our desires was outstanding. We also sold a property with Anne; her advice made our sale a fantastic experience. Anne has incredible taste and her attention to detail is unmatched. We would have been happy with many of the places she showed us, but she worked diligently to get us that perfect fit. We would recommend Anne with the highest marks available and will use her in any future Seattle real estate transactions. – Ruth & Craig W.
Anne has managed several property transactions for me, both as a buyer and a seller. In every case she and Meredith have been the best of partners: trustworthy, intuitive about my needs, patient with my process, and working overtime for my interests. They have an instinct for finding the right space between driving a hard bargain, and compromising in a reasonable way when it's necessary. They have gone the extra mile for me time and again, and I have always felt great about the outcome. – Liz W.
“We loved working with Anne Willoughby Nelson! Her attention to detail, diligence and graciousness throughout our search for the “right house” was remarkable. Anne went above and beyond what we expected. She quickly understood “who we are” and our lifestyle. We looked at a wide range of houses over a long period of time and most had some appeal. Anne was efficient with our time and patient with our search. She kept in close communication with us about the status of various houses and also strongly represented our interests during the final negotiations. She is very professional and knowledgeable about the business while balancing this with genuine warmth and friendship. Though we are very pleased with the home we ultimately purchased, we miss Anne’s daily presence in our lives!” – Jann & Darryl V.
“It was a heart wrenching day when my sister and I decided to put our family home on the market. How could we objectify all of our memories growing up beside the lake and speak about the business of asking price and negotiation? Anne had the perfect combination of compassion and intelligence to help us through that process.”
– Kip G.
“A number of years ago, I was involved in a single family development project and needed help purchasing a piece of land and subsequently, marketing the property. As a former realtor, my first choice was to work with Anne. She is a realtor’s realtor. Anne is naturally gracious and has excellent relationships within the local community of realtors, which is key to negotiating all the various stages of a successful contract. She understands the local market and guided us to a property in Madrona, which was a neighborhood we had not considered. The construction of the house took over a year and during that time Anne took a sincere interest in the project and offered valuable insights into the demands of the market. Anne excels in the marketing of a property. The completed project came on the market just as this area was experiencing a dramatic downswing in the residential market. We received an offer within three weeks of listing the property. Although the offer was substantially lower than the asking price, Anne felt that we should work with it. Through her guidance and wisdom the offer was countered and the property was sold for 95% of the listing price – a notable achievement in a very difficult market!” – Carol O.
“Anne listened carefully to our wishes and, with her deep knowledge of the local market, was able to translate that into finding great homes for us to visit. When we did find the home we wanted, Anne was extremely organized, responsive, and professional in guiding us through the inspection, negotiation, and closing. She also acted as a true positive force in finding common ground with seller. We couldn’t be happier with the end result.” – John A.
“Anne is a consummate professional. She listened when we described our needs for this house, and was very respectful of our time. We never toured a house that didn’t fit those requirements or was outside of our price range. Anne made the search not only successful, but enjoyable, as well.” – Judi B.