Experiences Worth Sharing
Experiences Worth Sharing
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.
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!
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.
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.
We cannot say enough good things about Amie Stewart. We were living on the East Coast when we decided to move to Seattle. Amie met us once on a visit here over a year ago, and from that time on she went out of her way to keep us informed about the real estate situation in Seattle in general and our very limited desired location in particular. We were not able to make a trip out to Seattle when she found us a house that met all of our specifications, so Amie arranged for us to “tour” the house via skype with an inspector. We were comfortable enough with the “tour” that we made an offer. We first saw our new home in person after the contract was accepted, and we couldn’t have been more pleased with it or with Amie’s professionalism and willingness to think outside the box. Amie is a genuinely nice person and a pleasure to deal with. She continued to be helpful and involved after the closing with referrals and contacts and she’s followed up to be sure all is well. Amie even facilitated getting our utilities turned on before we got to the house. We would highly recommend her.
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!
I had the pleasure of working with Kelley and Sinclair in what was quite possibly the most difficult transaction of all time. I had just moved from California-Was moving out of the country-Was on a 3 week condensed timeline to find a new place-Just started a new job-And went against their advice and chose a loan agent from California that contacted me through Zillow. I'm sorry, should have listened to you guys!! She was not in the same league as you two. Throughout the entire experience they were the Subject Matter Experts, were confident and kept me motivated to see this through. I also had the opportunity to be on the local news which has developed into what might be a lucrative modeling career. Sinclair has excellent taste, is real-estate intelligent and was extremely easy to work with. I'm beyond impressed with the both of them. I will most definitely work with them in the future.
Our experience with Kelly and Amie can only be described as stellar. We were trying to get a house ready to sell that had been inhabited by renters for a long time, and was run down. We felt confused and overwhelmed by the complications we were facing with contractors. Right away Kelley and Amie assessed what needed to be done and we just went through the remaining repairs with their encouragement and wisdom. They were professional, kind, fun, and brought us several offers after the first weekend. They had the perspective and the knowledge to put us at ease. We are truly happy that we found them. We would use them and their expertise in the future. It really matters who guides you through the real estate transaction. They are the best! We recommend them without hesitation.
We have worked with Kelley Meister on multiple home sales where he 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.
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!
Amie is a professional through and through. When we first met, she handed me a packet of information that included everything you need to know as a home buyer in Seattle. This was my first time going through the home buying process. Amie answered every question I threw at her, and because she has 13 years of experience , she answered questions I didn't even know to ask. When we found a home, she had us under contract in less than 24 hours. She made the whole process quick and painless. In addition to being a great realtor, she's a fantastic person. We've stayed in touch, had her over for drinks, and referred our friends to her. I'd offer my highest recommendation.
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.
Kelley and Amie are awesome! I have always been a tad skeptical about the role of real estate agents "what exactly are 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 an agent that listens to what you want, helps find it, and makes sure you get it... It is these guys.
I met Amie Lynn when she was sitting as a site agent for a condo complex in Kirkland. At the time I was simply a "looky-loo" but she gave me her full attention and responded to my inquiries in a friendly and professional maner. A short time later I decided to make the move and sell my house. I remembered Amie and contacted her to list my house and help me downsize to a new home. I was a bit of a nervous nelly about selling the house I built to raise my kids in but she hung in there thru the craziness and got it sold in less than two weeks......then stuck with me as I drug her around looking for a new place to live. Her warmth and caring attitude kept me sane thru an otherwise stressful time and a friendship developed that, I hope, will last a lifetime! I highly recommend Amie as your real estate professional and am very confident that she will have the same affect on you!!
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.
I can’t recommend Meister & Stewart enough when purchasing or selling your home. We used their services to both find and sell our home in Seattle, and it was a top-notch experience all around. From our initial meeting to the closing process (and even post close!), the team was always there to ensure it was a smooth and effortless process for us. They are the most professional, real estate savvy team I ever worked with, and just wished they were also able to help us find our new home in NYC. I can’t thank the Meister & Stewart team enough, and choosing to work with them proved to be an excellent decision
This is my third time working with Amie and wouldn't work with anyone else. We found the perfect place for us and Amie made sure we got it with her great advice. She and he team are smart, strategic, kind, and efficient.
The Meister & Stewart team worked diligently to help us find the perfect home for our growing family. Given the unique constraints of purchasing a home in the city, we leaned heavily on Kelley and Sinclair to provide guidance, a dose of realism and encouragement. An unexpected bonus is how integrated the Meister & Stewart team is into the local market, and the personal relationships they have with builders and other brokers. This helped get a holistic view of the homes we were looking at and influenced our offer strategy. I'd enthusiastically recommend this team to anyone looking to make a real estate transaction in the PNW.
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!
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.
This was our first home purchase and we received our keys yesterday. Purchasing a home is almost always a stressful yet exciting event in ones life. These folks made it a truly wonderful experience. We felt informed every step of the way. They always responded with urgency and care to any questions we had throughout the process. I will do everything I can to make sure everyone I know goes to them for any home purchasing needs. Thank you so much!!
I recently worked with Kelley to sell my condo in Eastlake. Meister-Stewart came highly recommended by a friend and Kelley and Chantel certainly delivered. From start to finish they were exceptionally well prepared, communicative and professional. Their prompt communication and professionalism was even more critical given I was located overseas and conducted the full transaction from the other side of the world. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again. Thank you both!
Amie was terrific, she was patient, took the time to learn what we were looking for and provided good matches. We were able to quickly identify what we liked and didn't like with her help. She was also very willing to accommodate our schedules, which weren't very user friendly - so it was very appreciated! We would highly recommend Amie and if we were ever in the market again, we would definitely use her!
Working with Amie Stewart and her team was a pleasure. I highly recommend her. She was immediately responsive, expert, and professional in our interactions and calm and friendly at the same time. She stepped us trough the preparation for selling our home with grace. The individuals on her team were just as terrific. A positive experience
Kelley and her team are a force to be reckoned with. They are knowledgeable, professional, pay attention to every last detail and they are a true joy to work with. We have used her and her team for both buying and listing. Both times they performed above and beyond our expectations. When it comes to dealing with real estate in Seattle, I will always go to Meister and Stewart. They are incredible!
Amie helped us come out on top of 9 offers for our house. Her skills with navigating the bidding process were indispensable. We also had other family members involved in our house search and Amie helped us stay focused and on track in moments when that was challenging. She's amazing.
Buying a house with Amie and her team was a great experience! They had all the bases covered, were great at explaining situations, and always available. We even ended up closing early because they had us so well prepared. Highly recommend!
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.
Amie and the rest of the Meister Stewart team were exceptional from the beginning to the end of our home buying experience. Wouldn't have used anyone else. Thanks for helping us find our new home!
Extremely happy I went with this company. I received a full offer after my first open house. They provided me with marketing tools to present my property for a successful sale. Highly recommend this team.
Kelley and Amie are the dynamic duo. They helped us find the house of our dreams in record time! We are so grateful to them for their knowledge, expertise and pain-free process!
We had a very non-traditional approach to buying a house, with many different stages. We needed to figure out for ourselves what we were after. Amie drew on her deep experience in the industry and the city to help us find whatever we were looking for--even when we weren't sure what that was. In the end, we found a place that so perfectly meets our needs and taste that it feels like a dream.
Amie and Sinclair were amazing! They helped us narrow down what we wanted in our new home, and to stay focused and objective. They were both very personable and professional. Sinclair did a great job showing us to all the homes we were considering and forget the ones that were not right for us. He put a lot of time into checking out houses for us, even by himself when we were too busy, giving his opinion to see if it was worth it for us to check out. He also helped point out issues in homes that we may have overlooked. When it came time to make an offer, Amie was on it, even on weekends or nights. She was very flexible and got us everything we requested in the offer. We felt she did a great job representing our needs to the seller. They both did an amazing job keeping us updated daily throughout the pending period. We could not have asked for better Real Estate Agents. Thank you, Amie and Sinclair!
Amie was so great throughout my home buying experience. I walked onto a property she was showing, where I eventually ended up buying, and she was welcoming and so understanding of all the questions I had as a first time home buyer. She took the time to answer the plethora of questions both my dad and I threw at her and also raised important points for me to keep in mind as i went through the process. She always closed the loop and followed up when I had questions she was not certain she knew the answer of, which really made me feel appreciated and looked after. Amie clearly has a wealth of knowledge and experience in real estate and was really able to put me and my family's minds at ease when it came to purchasing a condo, and she also entertained my dad's long ramblings about the future state of the market. All around, I am so glad I met Amie and that she was able to walk me through the process. I felt very comfortable and taken care of by her and her team.
We are invested in our relationship with you. Our work is motivated by genuine care for our clients, and we are especially proud of our referral rate—75% of our clients are sent to Meister Stewart Partners by their families, friends, or colleagues. In their words, we are: “a dream team,” “stellar,” “the best,” “amazing,” “second to none,” and “a joy to work with.” We’d love to have the opportunity to show you what this kind of service could mean for you.