"As part of our relocation to Seattle from Texas. we met Lisa a little over three years ago. She immediately made us feel comfortable and helped us narrow our search - ultimately, finding an amazing house in Ballard. During that process, we learned that she is a detailed oriented, professional and knowledgeable. What stood out the most, though, was her character (genuine, caring, a “listener”) and the personal connection she allowed us to make with her. Fast forward three years (almost to the day) and we are under contract - this time selling the house she worked so hard to help us find - relocating back to Texas for work. There was never a question who would represent us when it was time to sell our house. Marketing, staging, the feature signs posted around the house…every detail was perfect. Lisa even graciously handled numerous things for us around our Seattle house while we were frantically tending to the beginnings of our new life in Texas. Having relocated 10 times in my career, we have come to know what to expect from an agent. In our experience, Lisa’s dedication and approach to getting the best for her clients is unique. Perhaps even more rare is making a lifelong friend in the process."
"My husband and I would like to share the recent experience of selling our home with Mary Lee & Associates. We wanted to sell our home in the Maple Leaf neighborhood of Seattle, but we knew our house needed updates before we listed and just didn’t know where to begin. From the very start, Lisa was kind, professional, clearly experienced, and prepared for our endless questions. She helped us through the process of identifying the work that needed to be completed on our home, as well as assisting us in the selection of certified contractors to get the work done. She kept in close contact with us, providing much needed reassurance and guidance throughout the entire process. Amazingly, she did all this in the very short time frame of about 8 weeks!! We simply could not have sold our home this quickly without Lisa and her network of resources. We are very pleased with Lisa Selvage and Mary Lee & Associates and would highly recommend their white glove service to everyone! "
"I worked with Mary Lee to sell my Somerset home in Spring of 2020. It was a very positive experience and I was able to sell the home quickly, even in the midst of the global economic chaos occurring at the time. I chose to work with Mary because of her extensive experience in the Somerset market and her unique approach to the home selling process. Mary worked closely with me to perform cost-effective upgrades and improvements to the home that really paid off. Her instincts were always spot on, and she was able to help me successfully navigate what was a very tricky real estate market. She was always positive, optimistic, and professional. She stayed in frequent contact with me and was always available to answer questions, even weeks after the deal closed. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Mary again. "
"When I made the decision to sell my home, I interviewed 3 realtors. Mary was the final candidate and I realized immediately she was heads above the others. She came to the interview with a plan, vast knowledge of the industry, and confidence to do the job. I hired her and she came through on all accounts. Most notably, her understanding of timing to enter the market (during COVID-19 pandemic and stay home-stay safe orders) was incredible. Because of her expertise, we entered the market at exactly the correct time. We had 35 showings in 3 days, 9 offers on Offer Review Day and sold the home significantly above our asking price. Mary is an expert negotiator and the extra profit she created for us really made a difference. I would highly recommend Mary Lee to anyone selling their home, you will not be disappointed! "
"Mary was referred to us by friends and it was clear from our first meeting with her that she’s a cut above the rest. After 13 years in a home that we loved living in, we were ready to sell and move to Camano Island. Mary’s exclusive home selling process removes the normal contingencies and pitfalls most sellers face. Her pre-listing home inspection strategy allowed us to put our home in top condition for the market and sell our home without a buyer’s home inspection contingency. She has a keen eye for how a home will show and photograph and her investment in beautiful high-end staging and custom marketing materials really showcased our home’s features and amenities. She clearly understands how to position a home for a quick sale and maximum value through customized targeted marketing and expert negotiation skills. Our results were outstanding - we had 3 offers within 5 days of listing and sold the house for above our asking price. Mary negotiated a release of the buyer’s Earnest Money Deposit, which gave us further peace of mind during the Escrow and closing process. During the entire selling process – all the way through closing escrow, Mary kept us extremely well informed and was available any time we had questions. Mary is a true professional. We would gladly work with her again and highly recommend her. "
"I recently sold my house in Bellevue, Washington. After interviewing several realtors I decided to use Mary Lee upon recommendation from a friend. This turned out to be the right decision. She presented her approach to selling in a very professional and convincing way. She used her knowledge of the local market to perfectly time when we listed. This resulted in lots of traffic through the house over 3 days. We ended up with 9 offers and a sale 10% above asking price. Ecstatic to say the least."
"Mary Lee and her husband Jeff were instrumental in preparing and selling our house. The process was smooth and we appreciated their professionalism and understanding of the costs associated with upgrading needed parts of the house. Initially, we had not anticipated moving out of the house for staging and showing of the house, but Mary and Jeff provided valuable expertise and marketing in the area of house staging and professional photography that was a proven process that we wholeheartedly agreed with. To our amazement the staging highlighted the beauty and flow of our house that rekindled the special love that we had for this house. Throughout this process, Mary and Jeff's positive and humorous attitude kept the process moving forward, kept us motivated through the ups and downs of upgrading, moving out, and getting the house ready to show. Forest Hill and the Somerset area had been our home for the last 38 years. The sale of our home has changed our lives, but we are so thankful to Mary & Jeff for the special and customized service, for their target marketing strategy, and for their professional and negotiated top dollar results. For those that are considering selling, we highly recommend giving Mary and Jeff a call. You will find that it will be well worth your time. "
"Mary Lee is an amazingly good sellers' agents. The team worked hard to minimize my effort and invested a lot of effort every step of the way. They arranged a seller's inspection, to avoid an inspection contingency. They reviewed the inspection report with me, to help me decide which fix-ups would make my house more sellable and which were unnecessary. To help with the fix-ups, they found inexpensive contractors who did great work on short notice. They arranged for staging, to highlight how a buyer might use the space. They produced attractive signs to post all over the house, each one highlighting a feature that a buyer might not notice. And they produced high-quality marketing materials for buyers to take home after a viewing , to help them remember what they saw and to keep them excited about it. In a word, they are outstanding. They worked hard for their fee, and their work paid off big. Hiring them as seller's agents was one of my best business decisions. I recommend them very strongly. Hire them. You'll be glad you did."
"We could not be more pleased with the service we received, and the results they obtained for us. Through their expert guidance and sheer hustle, our home was beautifully staged and priced in a period of a week. Over the next two weeks, the home was marketed, drawing some 50 families to view the home. Several offers were tendered, one of which met our criteria. We were of course thrilled! When asked why things worked out so well for us, when there are so many stories about homes that won't sell or deals that fall apart, we respond with two answers: faith ... and the best realtors in Bellevue! We strongly endorse the work of this team. They combine their expert salesmanship and very intelligent business skills with experience, dedication, and integrity. They exhibit grace under pressure, are relentlessly positive, and get results! We hope that you choose to work with them, and are absolutely confident you will have the same professional, high-quality experience that we did. "
"Their excellent knowledge of the market was extremely helpful in establishing a price for my home and in ultimately getting me the best price I could hope for. Their recommendations for getting the home ready for the market were very helpful. They spared no expense when it came to advertising and the marketing brochure they created was beautifully photographed, well-written, and expertly printed. They exceeded every expectation I had for market exposure, with frequent open houses and over 100 buyer showings. When offers came through they proved to have strong negotiation skills and always had my best interests at the forefront of the negotiations. Throughout the marketing, negotiation and escrow process, I was updated every step of the way via emails and phone calls. I am very grateful for the job done to sell my home and highly recommend them and their amazing team."
"We were “over the moon” with the results and we know you will be too! Mary’s ‘program and process’ is one that we believed in and the interview confirmed what we already knew, that they were the team for us. They provided expert help in the preparation of our property, including contractor referrals, beautiful high-end staging, custom photography and videography, magazine-style custom brochures and open house events. Having their professional expertise in marketing and selling our home removed so much uncertainty and anxiety and gave us confidence and peace of mind knowing that our most valuable asset in our estate was in good hands...and to put it in fun terms, we were “over the moon!” with the results and we know you will be too! We are very happy we hired Mary and Jeff and highly recommend them when selling your home."
"We chose the two of you to list our home because of your professionalism, your knowledge of the market and, most importantly, we felt in very capable hands. Needless to say, you exceeded our expectations. As everyone knows, selling a home can be a very stressful time. It was very reassuring to know you had a “team” working for you. Our questions were always answered and we never felt alone in working to sell our home; we even had a few laughs along the way. I hope your future clients listen closely when you tell them your best exposure is when you first list your house and that they follow your suggestions to make their home ready for the market; after all, isn’t that why we turn to the professionals! Again, thank you. We would recommend you over and over again."
"I don’t know how to thank you enough for all of the effort you put in to getting my home sold! I knew I had made a great choice, in working with both of you, right from the beginning with how thorough both of you were in setting my expectations in today’s market and in assisting me in staging my home to get prepared for the market. The closing process was challenging for me (as I’m sure it is for most people selling their homes!), and both of you, yet again, helped me through the process and went above and beyond in your level of communication to reassure me that we were going to get to our end goal! Your level of professionalism and expertise is amazing and was critical in getting my home sold! Thank you both!"
"We offer our highest recommendation to Mary Lee for the masterful job in managing every aspect of the selling process of our home with care, professionalism, commitment to client satisfaction, and a quality result. From staging the home, creating quality marketing materials, and managing all elements of the selling process -- including negotiating, attending to the home inspection, and navigating closing -- we offer both of them our glowing thanks and our hearty endorsement. Any seller who wants a quality result with caring, professional, attentive to detail, and market savvy professionals would be wise to engage this team. We are very glad we did."
"This Spring, we engaged Mary and her team for the second time! Mary's Ultimate Home Selling Success System™ is a big part of the value she and her team delivers. By having the home pre-inspected before bringing it to market, careful staging, quality photography and sharing of quality marketing collateral materials, our home made quite an impression at a price point that welcomed powerful interest. We welcomed 100 groups that toured within a five day window. Nine parties expressed serious interest, four quality offers came forth, and a well-qualified buyer emerged. This gave us great peace of mind."
"Your professionalism and kindness permeated the selling process. We believe in your program because it made sense to us and we were proud to sell our home as these steps were completed. Your expertise in pricing our home, keeping us informed all along the way, working behind the scenes for our best interest, and encouraging us in many ways will not be forgotten! We have already recommended you to neighbors and relatives and will continue to do so. Thank you again for selling our home in such a timely manner. We are honored to know you both and appreciate your efforts on our behalf."
"I certainly did not think that in 8 days, I would have a mutually accepted agreement at full price with no inspection contingency. Your exclusive business model worked beautifully! I truly appreciate all the help and advice you provided from the professional staging to preparing the home for sale. Without a doubt, the quick and smooth sale through closing would not have happened without your attention to detail and top negotiation skills. I definitely give you ‘five star’ and highly recommend your services and expertise. Thank you once again for such a smooth selling transaction!"
"We appreciate your professional expertise and high-level knowledgeable on market value and buyer expectations. The process of your evaluation on our property, the pre-inspection and staging were especially beneficial to us as sellers and helped us to understand what buyers are looking for in today’s market. Your innovative approaches and initiative in securing the sale of our home was an eye-opener to us as to just how excellent you are as realtors. We have unconditionally recommended you to our neighbors and wish you both much continued (and well-deserved) success."
"This has been an excellent experience for us and, amongst the many I know who have sold a house, very few have found it to be a positive experience. You have made the sales experience efficient, successful, quick, and easy. Your professionalism shows in all you do. We've seen it and potential buyers and their representatives see it. Thanks for selling the house so efficiently and thanks for the million extra things you have done along the way. We really appreciate it and feel lucky to have been working with the best team in the area. Superb job!"
"Thanks to you two, my mother is settled in her new home with no worries this winter! We appreciate all the work you did to sell her house in the current market. It's still hard to believe that it sold within 24 hours! I believe the staging, doing a pre-listing inspection, your pricing expertise and your unique selling strategies made all the difference. We truly appreciate all your kind support in this life-changing move. Please feel free to share our names with anyone who would like to talk with us about our great home selling experience!"
"We were impressed on two levels - one, we were absolutely convinced by the logic of her model, and two, we were impressed by her passion for transforming the industry to match her vision. Mary suggested a price that would give us our choice of buyers, price and terms. Her process worked beautifully and we ended up selling our house above our asking price and had our choice of several well-qualified buyers. They know what they are talking about - we decided to trust in their wisdom and are very, very pleased with the outcome."
"I could not have selected any agent who was more qualified! Mary, the time you committed, your organized process, and negotiating expertise you brought to my home sale, significantly reduced the stress of my largest and most important financial transaction, and as a result I can say with complete confidence that I got the very best possible price and terms! I could not have selected any agent who was more qualified! And I’ll always be grateful for the results you delivered!"
"You are amazing real estate professionals! We want to thank you for your hard work and superior dedication to selling our home. Your expertise in today's market, your superb analysis of our property, and your willingness to listen to our concerns made us feel very comfortable in listing our home with you. You also developed colorful, well-prepared flyers, held timely open houses and kept us well-informed throughout the whole process. Thank you so much for your hard work!"
"I highly recommend Mary Lee and her staff at Mary Lee and Associates. Their efforts went above and beyond those of the typical realtor. They are professional, patient, extremely knowledgeable and, most remarkably, generous with their time, despite the harrowing pace of real estate sales in the Bellevue area. They worked with me and my unusual medical disability with understanding and compassion. I will be forever in their debt. Five stars out of five!"
"We received a very high level of hands-on personal service from them, which resulted in us selling our home at a price that exceeded our expectations. We have greatly enjoyed the experience of working with them and have become friends in the process. We would highly recommend Mary Lee to anyone who is thinking of selling their home. This business model is by far the best we have seen and we are very happy with the results they achieved for us."
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