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Our Neighborhood Profile this week is on Juanita! How would you like to live in one of the top five neighborhoods in the country? Like most people, your answer is probably a resounding “Yes!” (give or take a few enthusiastic exclamation points). In 2014, Money Magazine named Kirkland the fifth best place to live, calling it a bustling “hotspot” full of good jobs, schools, and neighbors. Rest assured that nothing has changed since 2014. As such, Kirkland’s many neighborhoods are prime real estate, and you deserve to know all the wonderful facts about living in each and every one of them. That’s where the neighborhood of Juanita comes in.
(Ok, this is long, but I didn’t want to leave any of our great experiences out!)
Our experience with the Pickett team has been, in one word, AMAZING. This is the second home we have bought, so we learned a few things the first time around. However with Jesse (selling), David (buying) and the rest of team, I/we recognized a huge and vastly improved difference in the buying and selling of our new/old home. The team is well organized, researched, experienced, transparent, knowledgeable and super pleasant to work with.
Buying: We greatly appreciated the guidance we had in the purchasing and negotiating process items we should be aware of; especially in this tight housing market. This was actually a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. I didn’t know I was looking, so wasn’t really prepared with all the details (ie pre approval); but with their guidance quickly fixed that and was able to turn an offer around quickly. (Thanks Dave!) They are great with reputable referrals.
Selling: Having never sold a home, I cannot express how happy we are in having Jesse represent us. Jesse is extremely professional, knowledgeable about the housing market, how to price your home and why you should price it that way. I love that he had analytics, knew how to take advantage of search engine optimization. He set us up with a stager (Tara Buchanan) who “whipped” us into shape! She was a god-send. Had wonderful photos taken of our home by a professional photographer. We had some “objections” in our home which I was concerned a little about, but ended up selling our home in 2 days!
Shout-out thanks to Sarah, Katie and Ashley. I know you do a ton of stuff behind the scenes to make this all happen.
If you have somehow made it to the end of this review, realize I don’t do reviews often (or frankly at all) because I’m “wordy”. But this was too important not to share.
One remarkable thing is how your team has kept us informed of requirements and status on almost a daily basis. We really felt the attention and knew we were in good hands.
Thanks so much for all your great help, patience and support over the last 10 months (!!!) as we went through this process. Your team was super supportive and helpful all along the way, and we couldn’t have been happier!
I cannot thank your team enough for everything you have helped me with. Katie thank you so much for your communication. You’re a complete rock star! David, thank you so much for fitting everything into my schedule! This team exceeded my needs and kept me in contact with every step of the way! I could not have asked for a better team!
Sarah, It’s been many years since either my husband or I have purchased a home. The process, although the outcome is the same, is vastly different than we remember. One remarkable thing is how your team has kept us informed of requirements and status on almost a daily basis. We really felt the attention and knew we were in good hands.
Katie and Dave listened to what I was looking for and within two days, Dave and I were out seeing properties and I eventually made an offer on the first day. They stuck by me through the entire purchase process and Sarah worked hard with the seller to make everything come together in the time frame that I needed. Great Crew!!!
I wanted you to know what a stellar job Ashley did on our behalf. She was very attentive to us during the complete process of selling
our home and transitioning to a condo. Things did not always go as planned, which was not the fault of Ashley or Pickett Street, but
Ashley did everything she could to keep us informed and try to push things forward. She was wonderful to work with; I highly recommend
Ashley and Pickett Street.
Thank you katie. As trying as our whole house hunting and buying process has been…We feel if we hadn’t had you and your team on our side it could have been sooo much worse. Your team provided us with endless amounts of support, optimism and insight. With our first home we had ill feelings about our agent and mortgage broker. We definitely don’t have those feelings this time. We feel so much better with our agents and also caliber then we ever did with our first home buying experience. We love our new home and to top it all off our neighbors are amazing too.Thanks for hanging in there with us. Krysta, Josh, and the girls.
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for the wonderful service you gave us in purchasing my home in Cardinal Estates. You guys are incredible!! We too enjoyed working together with you, and will certainly be recommending you to future buyers. Wishing you a wonderful summer – it won’t be long. Sincerely, Marilyn
Picket Street Properties is one of the best organization i have ever dealt with, and I have dealt with many. Their team is amazing. They took my criteria and found ten properties that matched my needs. Their showing agent took me to view all of these properties until I found the perfect property that met all my needs and had a beautiful view. If I am ever in need of another property I would never use any other agent except the Pickett Street Team.
Fred, Jesse, and Margaret did a wonderful job not only managing our short sale but also helping with the harder part – the emotions and frustrations of trying to deal with banks during an unusual transaction. Our house closed quickly- we left the negotiations with the bank to the qualified team, and now we are able to move on with our life which is a relief we have not felt in 5 years (how long we tried to deal with this before involving the professionals at Pickett Street). Something that impressed me about the team was when Fred went on a well-deserved vacation, the team member who filled in for him (Katie) had full knowledge of our situation and was able to keep us up to date with every step. That shows me that the team is collaborative, communicative, and on top of their game.
Thank you Pickett Street and if we ever purchase again, you will be the first agency we call.
The whole team is PHENOMENAL!! We have worked with them on a flip property, a home purchase and the sale of a home. Every transaction was seamless and easy. A special shout out to Jillian and Katie who put up with us through everything. You two are the BEST!!! I highly recommend the whole Pickett Street Team!
“I lucked upon Jesse by accident. I called him on a house he had listed on Craig’s List. That particular deal didn’t work in our favor but Jesse knew what I was looking for, knew my price range and diligently worked until we found the perfect deal. He knows I make quick decisions and was so proactive that he even brought completed Purchase and Sale Agreements with him when we looked at properties so we could make an immediate offer. Jesse was always on time for every meeting we had, always super nice to work with, very honest and trustworthy and very easy to get hold of. I absolutely will work with him again.”
“Jesse represented us in a respectful and ethical manner. He displayed a broad knowledge of the current housing market and spent a great deal of time helping us understand the process involved in selling our home. He kept in touch with us on a regular basis and was always available to answer our questions and offer support. He demonstrated a sincere commitment to us by keeping us focused on our goal and worked effectively with our unique personalities. He was able to help us resolve problems and offered suggestions in a reassuring manner.’
“We would highly recommend Jesse to anyone interested in buying or selling a home. He made a process that is often very stressful become one that was very manageable and uneventful. I feel that we were able to place our trust in Jesse because of the ethical and sincere person that he is and because he truly cares about each person with whom he works. We are very grateful for the excellent service we received.”
“Jesse brought an element to the Realtor-Client relationship that we’ve never encountered before. His friendliness, flexibility in accommodating our schedule, and honest nature made us feel very confident that we were getting the best that RE/Max or anyone else could offer. He demonstrated determination and patience in helping us look for our dream home. Ultimately, he found it and made the process of buying the home very easy with his attention to detail, incredible knowledge of his trade and around-the-clock availability.’
“Jesse also sold our home. Not only did we get a verbal commitment from a buyer on the first afternoon it was on the market (and a subsequent offer just a couple of days later), but we were able to get an offer for more than the listed price as a result of Jesse’s hard work. Jesse made the process of selling our home as easy and pleasurable as purchasing our new home. I can’t imagine a more fulfilling experience in home buying and selling.”
“Jesse really goes the extra mile for his clients. He provides little extras along the way that go a long way in making sure you get top dollar when selling your home. When buying, there is nobody else better suited for the task. He really tries (and succeeds) to find out what your wants and desires are then aims to exceed them. He is in tune with the market pricing and can provide insight into what your future home and current home is worth. Buying and selling with Jesse has been a great experience. We would highly recommend him to anyone who is considering buying and/or selling a home!”
“We had our home on the market for six months with another realtor with virtually no success. Jesse was recommended to us by a neighbor as someone who does things a little differently, but is successful. That was all true. Jesse came to us with a complete marketing plan for our home, including some exceptional staging. Our home sold during the most challenging real estate market in recent memory. We will recommend Pickett Street to family and friends. Thanks for all your time and efforts, Jesse!!”
“Jesse is hard working, honest, and a true professional. He is knowledgeable agent. He was always looking out for my interest. He made sure that my house was ready for every showing. He provided great marketing for my house. Furthermore, Jesse closely monitors market trends in order to make sure that the house is priced right.’
“Jesse is reliable agent. He was always there to answer any of my questions and provide me with the potential buyer feedback. I am very pleased with the overall experience and outcome of selling my house!!! Throughout all process Jesse was treating my interests like his own.’
“If now you are talking to Jesse and thinking if you should go with his recommendations or not, please take his advice!! You won’t regret it!”
Our home sat on the market with another real estate agent for 41 days & absolutely nothing happened, not any traffic at all. I fired this agent and immediately contacted the Pickett Street Property Team. Jesse listed the home on Friday, it was in the MLS on Saturday, and held an open on Sunday. By Monday, we had 3 offers! What a great feeling!
Jesse Moore’s dedication to his work and honesty throughout the process combined with his expert recommendations all contributed to the selling of our condo with just a few days on the market! With other condos for sale in not only the same community, but in the same building, Jesse’s assistance made all of the difference.
I wanted to let you know how much Viana and I appreciate how hard you and your team have worked in selling our home. From the persistence you showed to list it, through the excellent marketing and follow-up on all the issues and details of the sale. I also want to thank you for the continued effort by your personally in the purchase of my new home. You are a credit to the Real Estate Industry.
We could not be more pleased with the outcome of the purchase of our new home and sale of our condo. Thanks for everything Jesse!
Jesse made the process of selling our home as easy and pleasurable as purchasing our new home. We can’t imagine a more fulfilling experience in home buying and selling.
Jillian is very knowledgeable in every aspect of buying a home. She went way above and beyond our expectations. She is hands on and helps with the process every step of the way. We gave her our criteria and she never pushed or pressured us to settle for less than exactly what we were looking for. We would recommend Jillian 100%.