James H. and Mike U.
We first worked with Julie in 2014 when we were new to Seattle, but had already owned homes previously. There’s so much to consider and evaluate in buying a home. Julie brings a combination of understanding the wants and needs of buyers with deep expertise in the neighborhoods, property type, pricing and property condition. She’s a pro at gathering and helping buyers formulate what’s important to them and how to apply that to searching and evaluating properties. She’s focused on what buyers want and she’s exceptional at using that to help make key decisions about what works or doesn’t for individual properties and the overall search. We’ve been deeply happy with the townhouse we found through Julie. And we were so happy to work with her again on a second recent home purchase. We really benefited from her judgement, careful thinking, evaluation process and flexibility in an ongoing search. We’re so happy with the outcome and grateful Julie helped us to get our new home. She’s a pleasure to work with and an real estate expert to rely on.
Julie Friedman has assisted me three times, twice as my listing agent and once as my buying agent. She was wonderful to work with on each occasion. Julie knows and understands the market. However, what I valued most was her professionalism and thoroughness in all aspects of the transactions, which by their very nature, can be periods of high stress. From start to finish she researched (to avoid any pitfalls or undisclosed perils), explained (kept me apprised of her ongoing responsibilities and what was needed from me for a successful transaction), negotiated and, most importantly, was my advocate at all times.
Julie made the process as smooth as possible for me, especially since I was going through a divorce. She was on top of all the details so that I didn't have to worry, and she is an excellent communicator, so that I always understood the current status. She also has a good contractor connection, so that little repairs and re-dos were handled in an efficient, cost-effective manner. I have worked with her for years (selling another property and purchasing my current home) and will continue to do so.
Local knowledge, Process expertise, Responsiveness, Negotiation skills
Julie Friedman has been (and still is) a good friend. Last year, she also became my Buyer's Agent. My search for a house was not easy, and required a lot of time, for both of us. Her energy, knowledge, advice, and professional performance were all outstanding. The negotiations for my "new" house were difficult and frustrating at times. The four traits listed above, plus her ability to work with people, resulted in a successful transaction, and my highest recommendation.
I have been using Julie for almost 6 years now. She helped sell my last home in Bothell and then purchase the place we are in now. She is extremely thorough in every aspect of the process when buying AND selling a home. I appreciate her thoughtfulness and patience when it comes to differences between my husband and myself.
Professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Very prompt with replies and great attention to detail. She is very personable and reassuring. I would highly recommend Julie to all buyers and sellers.