Experiences Worth Sharing

Love, love, love Sinclair and his team!!! It is not an easy time to buy a home in or near Seattle but he made it enjoyable.
He never made us feel rushed or pressured. He worked with our budget and was able to find us an amazing house with everything we needed at a price we can afford. And we are not out in the boonies! If you are even kind of thinking of buying or selling right now these are the people to work with for sure. Thank you so much Sinclair and everyone at Meister and Stewart.

– Kelly S.

We were very fortunate to have worked with Kelley Meister and Sinclair Malcolm during the recent purchase of our new home.  ‘Extreme Real Estate’ aptly describes Seattle’s market, and we knew partnering with the right broker team would be the most critical decision we would make in the process.  Meister and Stewart made the difference for us in finding the right home and closing quickly.  Kelley and Sinclair are highly skilled, knowledgeable and tireless.  They have their finger on the pulse of this wild, fast-moving market and provided invaluable insight and advice along with a healthy dose of humor.  From the start, Kelley and Sinclair took the time to get to know us and truly understood what we were searching for.  Sinclair prescreened numerous homes for us and quickly identified the ones most aligned with our interests before recommending we see them.  This type of professional service saved us hours of time and made the selection process targeted and efficient. Communication with Meister and Stewart was exceptional and management of our offer was flawless.  When we found the home we knew was right for us, Kelley’s market analysis predicted the sale price with stunning accuracy. Kelley structured our offer with a serious price point and bullet-proof terms that launched us to the top position in a highly competitive, multiple offer scenario.  Meister and Stewart inspired confidence and enthusiasm in us, and we could not have been better represented.  This team is second to none.

– Kelley P.

Can selling a house ever be enjoyable?  Maybe not quite like a vacation in Hawaii, but, based on my own recent experience it can be pleasant and at times even fun.  Kelley, Chantel and Sinclair of Meister & Stewart made that possible.First, they really listened.  That isn’t just a slogan. They paid attention to my wishes and needs, and designed my house sale around them. This included some date and staging preferences which Kelley and Chantel obliged without question.

Second–and just as important–they are professionals that know their business. Their suggestions for staging and preparing my house for sale were excellent.  And the contractors they brought in to do the work were excellent too.  I am so pleased that I followed their advice, because it resulted in multiple offers on my house and a stunningly quick sale, well above asking price.

Third, during my house sale process, Kelley and Chantel were always available to answer my questions and immediately (and calmly) resolved any issues that came up.  This consistent responsiveness was not just comforting; I think it also underscores the overall dedication and competence of the people at Meister & Stewart.

Finally, Kelley, Chantel and Sinclair are quite simply very upbeat and thoughtful people who enjoy sharing a smile and a laugh.  They were a delight to work with throughout the process. I have recommended Meister & Stewart to my friends and definitely plan to work with them again when I begin my search for a condominium.

– Sue L. 

Amie has become my go to agent in the Seattle area. Amie walked me through the process of purchasing my first home, she is patient and understanding, giving valued advice. I have come to trust her opinion and expertise. I was a young man unfamiliar with the paper work process etc. Amie walked me through the paperwork/signing process and explained the details. She is willing to put in the extra work and clarify everything you need, not sure I would have felt as comfortable and confident in my purchase if Amie was not there beside me. When it came time to sell my house there was only one option Amie Stewart. I highly recommend Amie, she is the best.

– Steve H. 

Our neighbor referred Amie and Kelley our way, and from the very first phone call it’s been an extremely positive, smooth, and professional real estate process. Amie is super calm, detail-oriented, and the best cheerleader—we couldn’t have asked for a better representative to guide our first foray in real estate. If we’re in the market to sell or buy again, we’d go with Amie and Kelly (and their awesome team) in a heartbeat. They make a highly stressful situation far more pleasant than expected. We highly recommend working with these lovely ladies!

– Tami Y

I cannot recommend Meister & Stewart enough. We were referred to them by a coworker, and had nothing less than an incredible experience.

Seattle is an extremely competitive market, so when we found our house on a late Sunday afternoon we firmly believed we had missed our chance. Rather than letting the opportunity slip by, Amie followed up with the seller’s realtor and learned that we could still make a competitive offer.

And I really have to give mad kudos to Amie and Chantel for this— we wavered for an hour or two before deciding to submit an offer. That meant they had less than an hour to assemble and submit the offer before the seller was supposed to review. But they did it, and Amie was an incredible advocate for us. About 3 hours after making the *decision* to submit an offer … we got the house.

Buying a home has been a whirlwind for us. From start to finish, it’s happened much faster than we had expected or planned for. Just two weeks before we found the house, we met Kelley for the very first time to have an educational meeting about the home buying process. Kelley and Amie did their best to make sure that we understood the ins-and-outs of what we were about to experience. Without that process in place, we would not have been comfortable moving forward so quickly.

Even so, being first time home buyers, we had a ton of questions, concerns, doubts that didn’t stop once we were under contract. But at no point did Amie or Kelley show any kind of impatience, even though we knew at times we were asking repeat questions.

We have continued to get their full support during the closing period and a few hiccups related to inspection. Even now that the house is ours, they’ve sent follow up emails to check how we’re doing.

– Liz H.

This is an entirely unsolicited endorsement, but for any of our Seattle friends in need of a real estate agent, we couldn’t recommend Amie Stewart from Meister and Stewart highly enough. She was an absolute dream to work with and made the scary process of buying a home entirely unscary. Thanks, Amie!!

From our first meeting to our closing, Meister and Stewart were consummate professionals who made our home buying process a pleasure. Extremely knowledgeable, personable, commited to every aspect of the process and their client’s needs, we would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking for a fantastic real estate agent!

– Coulter L.

I feel so lucky that we found Amie & Kelley to help us with our first home buying experience. As newcomers to Seattle, Amie was extraordinarily helpful, as she knows the smallest details about every Seattle neighborhood. In addition to being smart and well-informed, Amie is also patient, calm and caring – 3 features you definitely want your realtor to have. I always felt like we were in good hands, and knew I trusted her after our first meeting.

Rather than just jumping right into house-touring, Amie took the time to meet me for coffee; in that meeting we got to know a bit about each other, we went through what my husband and I were looking for in our home, and we went through (step by step!) what a contract looks like. Since I was new to Washington, and a first time home buyer, this was amazingly helpful – I knew what to expect, so once we got there, I wasn’t ‘caught off guard’.

The Seattle market is definitely a tricky one to navigate, so having a good team to support you is indispensable. There was a moment when I was starting to feel uneasy, and rather than just “talking me into it”, Kelley and Amie both took the entire afternoon to spend with me, showing me more properties, and more neighborhoods – which ultimately led me to be 100% confident in our decision to buy the home we did!

We are so excited about being home owners, and cannot recommend Amie and her team enough. Everything was painless, her team was on top of EVERYTHING, that I never once felt like I didn’t know where we stood in the process. It was a privilege getting to work with you all!

– Janine O.

I just recently purchased a home and can’t say enough great things about Kelley Meister (Realtor of Meister & Stewart).

We sat down and went over a wish list of the things that I believed would translate into the perfect home.  In less than a week Kelley found the perfect home for me!  While I still looked at several more, nothing compared to her first pick.  The Meister & Stewart team has always been very responsive, pays attention to detail, and is also fantastic at anticipating questions and needs before having to ask.

I can’t endorse them highly enough.  I can’t thank Kelley enough for all her hard work.

  – Matt P.

Exceptional. Flawless. Honest. Real. Ruthlessly authentic.  Every part of this process exceeded my expectation.

– Rob M.

Working with Amie was an absolute pleasure! She was incredibly knowledgeable of all the areas we were interested in and gave us a vast array of properties to look at that fit in our price range and taste requirements.  She was very honest and open with us on her thoughts of various developments and homes, and incredibly forward about what we should expect going into the properties.

Ultimately, we ended up going with a property that we saw prior to enlisting Amie’s help, but that didn’t stop her from going to bat for us and ensuring that we got the best deal we could on that property!

From start to finish, Amie was there to make sure the process went smoothly and the fact that we closed on time and had everything in the home fixed and ready to go was in large part because of her and her team’s efforts.

Thank you so much Amie for all of your hard work! I recommend you highly!

– Ben G.

Absolutely, hands down, the best real estate team out there!  From start to finish, Kelley & Amie handled the sale of our home fantastically.  They went above & beyond every step of the way.  From the smallest to largest detail, Amie & Kelley hit it out of the park.  My husband & I could not have been more pleased.  I cannot recommend them enough!

– Alison D.

We have worked with Kelley Meister on multiple home sales where her expertise and advice was invaluable. Most recently Amie and Kelley helped us find and purchase a home in an extremely competitive market. They were always available when we wanted to look at a house on very short notice, gave us their honest opinions and advice on neighborhoods and value. When it came time to make an offer they prepared us for what might be a difficult time, but then gave us advice to help us stand above the crowd. The very first house we put an offer on, we bought, thanks to them. We are already working with them on another family transaction because I trust their knowledge of the area and market. I know that they will make sure that we are able to sell our home for as much as possible, even if it means a lot more work for them.

– Anika & Kirby J.

Our experience with Amie and Kelley was perfect. We purchased a condo in Queen Anne via a 1031 Exchange. Every aspect of the process was managed professionally. Amie and Kelley are enthusiastic and positive. It was a pleasure working with them

– Clay H.

My wife and I cannot overstate the quality of the work that Kelley and Amie and their staff performed on our behalf. They are experienced pros at what they do. Best real estate experience my wife and I have ever had, and that goes back over multiple residential purchases and sales during the past 40 years. Here are a few of the attributes that I observed and valued during our experience with Kelley and Amie: genuine real estate acumen (they know their market), attention to detail, a willingness to address every concern, the patience to address every question, an above-and-beyond effort to maintain excellent communication with us throughout the entire process (even though they were marketing our property in Seattle while we reside on the East Coast) plus a businesslike attitude that, at the same time, exhibited a personal touch. I could say much more. Suffice to say that they are an excellent team and my wife and I would highly recommend them to anyone without hesitation.

– Louis C.

Amie and Kelley were AMAZING to work with! Being first time home buyers, they simplified the process and put our minds at ease. They always responded back in a timely fashion to the hundreds of questions we had and were always available to show us the latest listings. Amie and Kelley were quick to pick up on our preferences and were able to identify homes we were interested in while filtering out places we didn’t like (we were pretty picky and selective too). In this competitive seller’s market, they helped us get the home of our dreams. We were competing against several other offers and they were able to help us standout while staying in our budgetary constraints. We would not have gotten this home without them. Amie and Kelley are great to work with and can’t recommend them enough!/p>

– Bryan & Megan B.

If I had to sum up our experience working with Kelley and Amie in one word, it would be this: life-changing. Within just 90 days of our first meeting, Kelley and Amie helped us negotiate the complex and competitive Seattle real estate market, find and buy a new house, get our old house market-ready, and sell it — all with a minimum of hassle. The sale of our old house closed today and I just looked at the calendar. It’s been exactly 89 days since we had our initial meeting to kick off this whole process. Life-changing.

Kelley and Amie are smart, savvy, and professional. Each one brings her own unique strengths and perspectives to the table. As a pair, their skills expand exponentially and it’s like having an entire team of professionals dedicated to your real estate needs.

Thanks to their insight, the offer we submitted on our new house rose to the top. Simply put, having Kelley and Amie in our corner made us much more competitive. When it was time to sell our old house, they made sure that our home was marketed to its full advantage. They helped us select vendors who didn’t just spruce up our old place, they’re helping us get our new place in order too. 90 days ago, the prospect of entering the real estate market, buying, and selling all felt very daunting indeed. Kelley and Amie made it simple, smooth, and straightforward. If you’re looking for the best team to help you navigate the Seattle market, look no further than Meister and Stewart!

-Gita S. & Oliver F.

Kelley and Amie kick ass. I have always been a tad skeptical about the role of real estate agents “what exactly are you doing to raise the price of my home 3%?” These guys answered that by saving my wife and I $39,000 with creativity and speed.

The Seattle real estate market is Stoopid. Anyone who tells you otherwise, is selling you something. You see a dump for 330, and blink twice someone has escalated to 369. Sellers have learned to put a premium on speed and attention to details. We could not have executed on our home purchase without the focus that Kelley provided.

If you are looking for agent that listens to what you want, helps find it, and makes sure you get it… It is these guys.

-Todd B.

A huge, humongous and deliriously heartfelt shout-out for Kelley Meister and Amie Stewart of Windermere Real Estate whose guidance, expertise, good humor, style and flawless advice ensured the successful sale of our condo, home for 22 fab years, and allowing us to move on with style into the future. Plus they’re so good looking!

-John M. & Chandler C.

An outstanding help to a busy person. She provided calm, clear, and consistent guidance. I will continue to use Kelley! Thank you! Kelley provided outstanding service and has been a real pleasure to work with – very patient, very helpful, explaining every detail along the way. Very responsive. She is honest, helpful, quick, investigates completely.

-Matthew S.

Amie is the person you want and need when you buy or sell your home. From the very first call to the final note she is the consummate professional. She listens well and thoroughly seeks to understand how she can create the best situation for you. Her energy, creativity, ability to find solutions, engaging tireless spirit, positive attitude, and ability to remain calm in difficult negotiations create an environment of trust and confidence. I look forward to working with her again and strongly recommend her counsel and advice.

-Nathan W.

Professional, Dedicated, Educated, Personable, Patient and Honest. Kelley’s contract knowledge and skills were beyond our expectations. We could not have asked for better representation. We would recommend Kelley without hesitation!

-Kelly & Brian

Most importantly, my wife and I trusted Amie from very early on in the process. When we discovered that the house needed a major repair, she was very supportive and negotiated a favorable outcome with the sellers on our behalf. She was also happy to recommend home inspectors, handymen, and interior designers. Overall, we are very happy we worked with Amie and we recommend that any homebuyer contact her.

-Christopher W.

Kelley really stepped up and made us feel like our best interest was her number one priority. She was realistic throughout the whole experience and we totally trusted her with the entire process…especially when we found our house two days before a weeklong vacation and she had to deal with everything for us, and put up with a not very accommodating seller. It was a really good experience.

-Courtney & Charlie K.

My husband and I recommend that anyone looking to buy a home work with Amie Stewart. She handled the relationship perfectly—available through all steps of the process and very responsive but also knowing when to give us some space to make the big decisions. She was very quick to figure out what type of house we were looking for. I also felt that she got to know us well in a short period of time so that she knew what was important to us and what information we needed. This made the process much less stressful than it might otherwise have been. She was very knowledgeable, on both the available properties and the negotiating process.

-Eleanor M.

We have worked with Kelley on over 40 transactions. Her meticulous attention to detail and creativity has helped us propel our business to the next level. Kelley’s in depth knowledge of the financing process has undoubtedly saved 10+ transactions from potential failure. Kelley’s determined commitment to her clients is evident through every step of the buying or selling process. Kelley is as committed and ethical as she is relentless (yet persuasive) in making sure her clients are satisfied. We looking forward to working with Kelley on future transactions.

-Colt Boehme – Isola Homes

Kelley and Amie exceeded our expectations. They were patient, detailed and expert. They NEVER expressed frustration at our endless questions and our ignorance. They were excellent company – a real bonus! Kelley and Amie are truly a dream team. I miss them already!

-Karin & Simon W.