Very Pleased Buyers
We have never written an online review before, but we are so grateful to have had Carolyn as our Real Estate Agent that we figured now is the time-others deserve to know about her!
This was our first time buying a home and working with a Realtor. We did our research, interviewed several and even began working with another agent whose performance we were unhappy with before choosing to work with Carolyn.
I think the best way to describe Carolyn is exactly what one of the reviews we had read about her said: "she is the perfect combination of professional and personable that you want in your agent." She is also extremely knowledgeable!
She was very knowledgeable about area home prices, things to consider in terms of location, and also looked ahead at resale value should we ever need to sell.
Buying a home when there was so little on the market was emotional. I don't know how we would have gotten through it without Carolyn's support and encouragement. She helped us stay patient and positive, not wanting us to buy a home we wouldn't be happy in. Thanks to this support, we didn't settle. We found the perfect home for us! She laughed with us a lot too-that terrific personal side of her.
She was just as professional as she is personable with her clients. She was always on time, returned calls and emails very promptly and always made time to show us homes as soon as possible in a market when homes sell very fast. We saw our house on a Saturday, wrote our offer on a Sunday, and our offer was accepted the next day. I don't know how she did it! She was extremely on top of everything that needed to happen during our very short closing period and was in close communication with all parties involved when needed.
It actually feels strange no longer working with Carolyn. She became someone we relied on, trusted, and spent a lot of time with over the past 6 months. Kind of like the best home buying life coach you could ask for! - Laura
Bought New Constuction in Lynnwood
Carolyn helped us both sell our home and buy a new home all within a two month period of time. She is an outstanding agent and knows the ins and outs of both buying and selling a home. She helped us in all areas of our purchase...negotiating and fighting for us and what we wanted and were entitled to have. She introduced us to mortgage lenders, interior designers, etc. to make our newly constructed home perfect for us. She is quite personable and made our experience go as smoothly as possible. We would highly recommend her to anyone selling their home or buying a new one. - George and Nancy
Pleased Edmonds Condo Sellers
Carolyn knows the market well and uses that information to help her clients stay informed as to reasonable market strategies. She was very proactive, honest, and forthright with letting us know what we needed to do to prepare ourselves as well as our house to be able to market it as best as possible within our circumstances
Short Sale Sold!
Carolyn was outstanding in the sale of both my homes! She never gave up on one of my homes that was very difficult to sell and was a short sale. Carolyn's extraordinary effort to close on that house made it possible. I truly believe there isn't anyone that could have made the sale of that home. Mary S - Seattle
Happy Edmonds View Home Seller
My home sale presented some unique challenges and Carolyn stepped up for each of them. Her marketing package made the home's features shine and we had a great offer within days. I had to be out of town as we approached the closing date and she took care of the buyer's repair requests and other logistics which took a huge burden off my shoulders. I was extremely happy with the outcome and I believe Carolyn was the reason all worked out so well. -Shirley
Happy Edmonds Buyer
Carolyn is by far the best realtor we have ever worked with. She is very responsive and will go out of her way to help. Carolyn is also really great when it comes to explaining the details and making sure everything is understood. It was a pleasure to work with Carolyn, and we highly recommend her. We will definitely work with her in the future.
Multiple offers in 4 days
We connected with Carolyn based on the strength of her web reviews and proximity. We were never disappointed. Her follow up was prompt, and advice was clear. She did a market survey to price the house and told us what we should do to best prepare the house for sale. The pre sale work was worth it as we sold the house in just four days. We can commend Carolyn for her total professionalism, communication and follow through and have absolutely no hesitation to recommend her services.
Staged & Sold Seattle home for full price in two days
"Carolyn represented us in most professional manner, provided superior service and emotional support through the process of negotiating and closing 3 challenging real estate transactions. She listed and marketed our house at bottom of the market in 2011 and sold it for full price in 24 hours. She talked us into listing it for MORE than we had planned. She found us the perfect commercial property and negotiated a 25% price drop when we purchased in hot market of 2007. And she was a stead fast and strong leader as she walked us through the purchase and eventual challenge to take possession from a reluctant seller of a short sale residential property. Not only is Carolyn is eager, motivated and skilled, she is nice to be around and fun to work with. She is a pro who provides excellent service and treats her clients with respect and care."
Sarah and Kirk
Bank owned home closed with ease
"I have bought six houses, none have been such a stress free experience. Carolyn had all the answers and followed up on every detail. I couldn't ask for a better agent.If there is anything you could do better, I don't know what it would be, hire more agents like Carolyn.
I would recommend Carolyn and Windermere to Anyone thinking of buying or selling a home."
Edmonds Bank Owned Home
I was in the market for a small house or condo in the Edmonds area. I called various agents to see different properties and, surprisingly got less than enthusiastic responses. So, I decided to simply walk in to the Windermere office in downtown Edmonds to find a realtor and Carolyn walked in. I immediately liked her, her friendliness, her desire to stop everything she was doing and show me, on paper, various properties. We went to visit several. Carolyn has a very good knowledge of the local market and is very easy and fun to work with. I decided on a condo in NW Edmonds, a Fannie Mae property. Carolyn was very knowledgeable about that somewhat mysterious process and worked very welll with the seller's agent. I have recommended Carolyn to my friends and will certainly recommend her to anyone who asks. Give the woman a big bonus for a job well done!!!
Edmonds Home Buyer
We had lackluster interactions with 2 other real estate agents in the Edmonds area before contacting Carolyn (after reading a positive review on Yelp). We definitely were not disappointed.
Carolyn is a very straight-forward, responsive and down-to-earth person. Throughout our home search Carolyn was not pushy or irritated with us as we continued to view property after property looking for that elusive 'diamond in the rough.' Thanks to Carolyn we found our new home.
Carolyn's advice and dealings with the selling agent unequivocally resulted in our purchase offer being the one accepted. If you want to work with an experienced, professional and proven agent in the Edmonds/Seattle area you should contact Carolyn Strong.
First time buyer
Carolyn found us a great house that wasn't even on the market yet. She was always upbeat and positive and worked hard on finding us a place that fit what we were looking for. She is very knowledgeable and was able to point out things we would have not looked for. Carolyn worked with our off hours and was always available to us. Even months after our house purchase she's followed up and checked in on us to see how we are enjoying our new home!
Thank you Carolyn for all your hard work in finding us our first home! We love it.
Rob & Sarah
It's an Edmonds kind of day
Carolyn was very patient with us as we looked at dozens of homes over the two years it took to sell our previous property. When we were finally able to make an offer, she coached us through the entire process including negotiations with a recalcitrant seller. When it came time to purchase, she again guided us every step of the way. We couldn't recommend anyone more highly!
Dennis and Andrea
View! View! View of Seattle
Carolyn was very easy to work with, incredibly helpful and willing to go the extra mile to provide top notch service.
Sarah and Kirk
Won a Multiple Offer
Carolyn was our 3rd attempt at securing a real estate agent in Edmonds for the purpose of purchasing a home. From our first meeting, Carolyn proved herself to be prompt, responsive, patient and skilled.
Carolyn listened to our needs and showed us property after property. After a period of time we thought we just might need to 'settle' and take the best property we could find at our price point. Carolyn, however, stressed to us that we would know when we found the right property and that we shouldn't force it.
Sure enough, a 'diamond in rough' came available and Carolyn used her negotiating skills, her business contacts and her experience to help us purchase our house (the property sold on the 1st day it was listed with several offers). It was not luck that got us our beautiful new home; it was the work of Carolyn Strong. You will not be disappointed!
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