Testimonials

Testimonials

Dear Leilani and Mike,                                                                                              March 24, 2015

This is to express to you our heartfelt appreciation for your helpfulness, efficiency and cooperation in selling our house in One Club House Lane. Your advice, compassion and professionalism made the process go as smoothly for us as possible. You were so conscientious in all aspects of the sale (preparing the house, advertising through all possible ways, showing the house, conducting several "Open House” and interacting with prospective buyers and their agents). In addition, as we have moved out of Washington State, you have been helping us take care of the house. Later, with your incredible experience and competence, you help us negotiate the best deal and you turned what we had thought would be a long lasting task for us into an easy accomplishment. And throughout, you constantly kept us informed of all developments. We have worked with several real estate agents before. Without any hesitation, you are THE BEST not only because you are so professional, but also because you are treating us as friends. When we had our first showing, we spent the time in the best ice cream shop in Mukilteo because of the gift cards from you. During the last holiday season, your tasty and sweet gift package is our favorite. It was a real pleasure to do business with you. We wish you much success in all your future endeavors, and we feel confident that all your future clients will also be extremely favorably impressed with the caliber of your services. Thank you again for all your help.

Sincerely, Chaoyu & Nu

 

July 5th 2015

Mike and Lani were the ultimate professionals. They were recommended to us by our neighbors and we are so happy that we selected them for the sale of our home. We only had 2 open houses and a couple of showings and our home was SOLD! They helped us determine what offer we should accept and they were 100% right which resulted in getting over our asking price. Our sale was flawless and fast. In addition, the photos of our home were presented in the most professional manner. Their experience and professionalism is exceptional!!

Jeff & Wendy Vick Bayview Dr, Mukilteo

 

 

March 1, 2015

When we decided to move to a smaller retirement home, we selected Mike and Leilani West as our broker-agents. We knew we would need the combination of knowledge, skill and experience to meet our needs in the prevailing Mukilteo real estate market. Our home was a Sound view property in the Olympic Terrace area of our town. From our first contact with Mike and Leilani, we knew this was the team we needed to guide us through the many intricacies that are commonly encountered during the real estate transaction processes. They proceeded to develop a targeted, comprehensive, marketing plan. As a result, we had a superior marketing package to use that resulted in a full price offer in just 4 Days! This step is critical to a successful sale outcome. In our case, this package proved to be the key for our successful sale and subsequent move. We also selected Mike and Leilani to represent us in the purchase of our new home here in Mukilteo that also happened to be listed by Mike & Lani. This decision proved to be very beneficial to us as it provided us with a seamless transaction sequence. As we progressed through our sale-purchase activities, Mike and Lani took exceptional care to understand our requirements and desires. From the time of our first meeting they remained very responsive and were always readily available to address our concerns. Mike and Lani have a great deal of experience with real estate sales transactions in the Mukilteo area. They have remained the top Mukilteo real estate sales team for several years. They were exceptionally skilled at navigating through the many variable options, obstacles and potential delays we encountered. We found them to be very creative and forward thinking throughout our sales and purchase. Again, these talents proved to be a great benefit to us. During our careers, we have moved several times. Without a doubt, we find Michael and Leilani to be the best broker-agents we have ever had the opportunity and pleasure to work with. We highly recommend them to any persons interested in buying and/or selling their home.

Steve and June Thomas

Mukilteo

 

September 17, 2012

 

When we sold our Mukilteo home in One Club House Lane we selected Michael West and Leilani McCormick as our real estate agents.

Mike and Lani consulted and strategized with us from our first meeting and they took the time to fully understand our needs and objectives. They were consistently attentive, responsive and proactive throughout the entire process –even after we closed.

The process of selling a house is complex. There are many hurdles along the way and many places where the process or the negotiations can slow or stall. With Mike and Lani we passed smoothly through each stage of our sale. We are so grateful for their advice, their creative problem-solving and their diligent efforts in-person and behind the scenes.

Mike and Lani are experts in the Mukilteo housing market and their experience and professionalism was apparent and appreciated at every stage in the process. They provided expert advice and we followed their recommendations because we trusted them completely.

Our experience could not have been any better. Mike and Lani delivered exactly what they promised and they deserve their outstanding reputation.  My wife and I are very pleased to recommend Mike and Lani to anyone who is considering selling their home.

 

Brian and Dona Donaldson

Bayview Drive, One Club House Lane

Mike and Lani,                                                                                                   8-12-2012

 

Just a note to thank you for your very personable and professional assistance in the sale

of our home in Windward Bluff.

Comparing  to over the past years when we have sold previous homes,  you two rate

head and shoulders above any realtor we have dealt with.

You, as a team, were so knowledgeable in every detail of selling a house including:

Staging the home, knowing local market conditions,  presenting the home to  many

 marketing  venues, construction assistance,  financial advisement and on and on.

You did this in a period of difficult marketing and financial conditions.  You  even

rescued us when we were locked out.

You were more that realtors, but partners in our goal, and along the way, we became

good friends.  For all these things, we thank you.  You are number one in our book.

We wish you the best in the coming years.

 

R.P. (Buster) and Jo Ann Crook

Mukilteo Wa,

 

April 17, 2012

Working with Mike and Lani was a pleasure! From our first meeting, many months before we listed our house, to the day of closing, they were helpful in ways we never even expected. In helping us to decide when to sell our house, they provided concrete information (not just their impressions) about the sales prices of comparable homes as well as trends over time. They gave us reams of advice about renovations and repairs that we should have completed before the sale, including recommendations for companies that could provide high-quality results for a reasonable price.

Throughout the process, we were impressed with Mike and Lani’s professionalism and their understanding of the housing market from both the buyers’ and sellers’ point of view. They clearly know our neighborhood and stay up to date with sales trends. They are not afraid of using technology to collect information and share it with their clients. When we listed our house for sale, Mike and Lani gave us advice about how to make everything as appealing as possible to potential buyers and communicated with us promptly whenever they received feedback about the house.

After we accepted a buyer’s offer, Mike and Lani continued to work closely with us to make sure that all the details were taken care of before the closing date. Contacting them by phone or email was easy, and we always got a prompt response, even when the hour was late.

We would not hesitate to recommend Mike and Lani to anyone getting ready to sell their house or even just starting to think about it. We knew that selling a house is a complicated process, but Mike and Lani took care of many of the details for us. We were confident that Mike and Lani’s expertise would let us sell our house quickly and for a good price, and that is exactly what happened.

Bill and Charlotte Pratt

One Club House Lane

 

March 28th 2012

We were very fortunate to have Mike and Lani  represent us with the sale of our home in One Club House Lane, after an entire unsuccessful year with another realtor. They themselves, had shown our home a couple of times, and they were always together, and impressed us as a very competent and caring duo.

Sitting down with us, and going over a very thorough market analysis and marketing plan for selling our home, with a few changes to the house, such as some paint and a few staging ideas, they made us completely comfortable that it would sell immediately. It did. Their strategic approach to the whole matter, and their ability to "see" just exactly what needed to be different, was refreshing and reassuring. So thank you very much Mike and Lani!

Deb and Don Peterson ~One Club House Lane

 

 

May 28, 2012

Dear Lani and Mike,

Thanks to you, I am moving to Colorado to be near my daughter and her family.

I knew after previously listing my Mukilteo home with another agent and not having success, that I need to do something different to realize getting my home sold.  As I walked the neighborhood, I noticed your signs, and the speed with which the For Sale had a SOLD.  That’s what I wanted.  After contacting you and learning about your marketing strategy to get my home “out there”, you then gave me great advice on how to present my home in the best possible way to attract the perfect buyer.

Your attention to my questions and concerns was immediate, and you were always positive, which in turn kept me positive throughout the entire process.  I had many more prospective buyers come through, due to your marketing, and had an offer within 2 months.  You walked me through all of the steps necessary to get the sale completed.  And, your advice during negotiations was invaluable.  Your help led to a successful contract and now the exciting new chapter in my life.

I have already told all my friends about how amazing you two have been from day one and they in turn have told their friends.

Thank you so much for your professionalism and your friendly manner.  You made selling my home, that I love, so much easier for me.  You took all the worry out of it.

Sincerely,

Sheila Jordan ~ Harbour Pointe Village Mukilteo

 

On a five star rating system, I would give Mike West and Lani McCormick ten stars.  They were upfront in what we needed to do to make our house more sellable, and very honest in setting our expectations on what we should expect for a selling price in a challenging and competitive market.  In our case they acted as both the buyers and sellers agent, and they negotiated this potentially difficult assignment in a friendly and professional manner that left both the seller and buyer completely satisfied.

Our “selling saga” began in the fall of 2009, when we enlisted the services of what we believed to be a very successful and competent local agent to sell our home.  Much to our dismay, the house languished on the market for over a year without even one offer.

In the fall of 2010 our older son put his house on the market, and chose Mike and Lani as his agents.  In less than a week he had an offer at a very good price, which culminated in a quick sale.  This served a wake-up call for us, as his house was less than half a mile from ours and in the same development.

After taking our house off the market for the winter, we re-listed in March 2011 using Mike and Lani as our agents.  The marketing approach used by Mike and Lani was phenomenal.  The staging, the pictures, the web site, the communication, and the cooperation were all first rate.  Best of all, it worked.  In less than two weeks we had an offer that resulted in a sale.  We were amazed and very pleased!!

If you are looking for a real estate agent as either a buyer or a seller, we highly recommend Mike West and Lani McCormick.  You will not be disappointed.

Bill & Sally Raker

 

Dear Mike and Lani,                                       November 29th 2010

We would also like to take this opportunity to appreciate your assistance, perseverance, and friendship.

It has taken our family a long time to find our new home. Thank you for sending us continuous updates so we were aware of this house when it first came up in the market.  During our negotiations process we truly felt you were representing us and worked tremendously hard to make this deal come through. After we got the house, we really appreciate all your help with cordinating cutting the trees, leveling the driveway light, and helping us feel settled in.  Our whole family is very impressed with your excellence in customer service and determination in follow through. With this high standard we sincerely believe your business will continue to thrive.  

During this season of gratitude we feel extremely blessed to have met you and worked with you in buying our new home.  Thank you for guiding us during this important journey and may our friendship continue to flourish in the years to come.

Thank you,

Lawrence, Amy, and Domi Zhou

 

August 12th 2010

We had the pleasure of working with Michael West and Leilani McCormick in both the buying of our new home and the sale of our previous home.  We negotiated the sales during June of 2010 – a very depressed time for real estate sales.  From the initial meeting until after the closing of both homes, they were extremely attentive to our every question and every need.  Mike and Lani are Mukilteo real estate experts.  They presented very thorough market analyses of both homes which gave us a very realistic understanding of the current market value for both properties. 

Mike and Leilani gave us several suggestions for staging of our home, and combining this with their market analysis we were able to come up with a competitive price.  Combine this with a phenomenal photographer and a beautiful flyer, our house sold in only 2 days!  Not only have we been thrilled with our experience with Mike and Lani, but we feel we have made lifelong friends!

Chad and Sara Slocum ~ Waterford Park

When we decided to list our home, we considered meeting with several real estate agents that serve Mukilteo.  We chose to meet with you first because of your professionalism, your excellent reputation (and the fact that you had a moving truck that we could use if necessary).  What we felt immediately when you first met with us was your warmth, your knowledge of the market and your genuine interest in our needs.  We never looked any further and listed our home with you the day we met.

We relied on your expertise during all aspects of the selling process.  From the initial photography (which was awesome) to the polished flyers and postcards and the professional CD’s, every aspect exceeded our expectations.  You held several open houses and kept us abreast of any feedback received from agents and/or their clients.  In the sluggish market times we have been having, our home sold in just 7 weeks!  We were thrilled with both of you and truly enjoyed our partnership. We highly recommend you to anyone wanting to purchase or sell a home.   

Dianne & John Hogle  (Waterford Park)

September 2010

We cannot begin to express how impressed we are with your outstanding knowledge, professionalism, and dedication to selling our home.  From the first meeting through closing, you went above and beyond to provide continuous and prompt communication, multiple market analyses, and candid, honest advice.  The entire process was smooth and comfortable, and we could easily trust you to take care of everything for us.
 
In addition to being exceptional realtors, your kind and thoughtful attitude made us feel like we were working with close friends who truly cared about our home and our family.  You are such an attentive, personable, and intelligent team, we cannot imagine a better experience.  We are so grateful for all your hard work and look forward to working with you while we look for our new home. 

Best,

Conrad and Karla Callahan ~ One Club House Lane

Dr. Dave & Gloria Odiorne
"After another broker tried unsuccessfully to find a home that met our needs, we were fortunate to find Lani and Mike through their website. They listened carefully to our needs and preferences, worked closely with us to develop a list of likely properties, and in less than a week found exactly what we were looking for. They represented us in the negotiations and were successful in putting together a deal far better than we had hoped for. A few months later, in the fall of 2008, the housing market was dismal, prices were falling and nothing was selling and I accepted a new position out of state. We assumed that the house would be on the market for many months, but we called Lani and Mike and left the house in there hands. Three weeks later, despite many other house on the market in our neighborhood, they presented us with an offer very near our asking price.
We've owned six homes over the years and worked with many brokers in buying and selling them. Never have we encountered anyone who we would recommend more highly than we do Lani and Mike."

Greg & Diane Lind - One Club House Lane
"In contemplating when/if to sell our home, we decided to choose Lani and Mike after seeing only their SOLD signs on St. Andrews Drive. They came to our house completely prepared with a professional and realistic plan. They sold our Mukilteo home in four months during a time when nothing else did in OneClubhouse Lane. Their personable business approach and creative suggestions proved invaluable during the process. Mike's plethera of ideas and Lani's sensible organization make a perfect combination for success."


Joe & Millie Johnson - One Club House Lane
"When we placed out house on the market with you, there was one thing that was apparent to us that filled us with great comfort and confidence from the beginning of our relationship to the present time; that you were both committed to us and our requirements as though we were family. As a service, it just doesn't get better than that. In all, we couldn't be more pleased with your professional and personal service to us in our time of need. You both truly exceeded our expectations!

While we hope that we are now settled in our new home, rest assured that is we or any of our friends or family need such services in the future that you two will have our highest recommendation."


Judy & Derek Phipps - One Club House Lane
"We chose Michael West and Leilanin McCormick to sell our home because we knew that they had an established track record of success in out neighborhood of One Club House Lane in Harbour Pointe. We expected them to very competent-and they are. What suprised us is how likeable they are as individuals and how hard working and dedicated they were to our home sale - seemingly at times to work around the clock in our behalf. Most importantly to us is that they are highly ethical and trustworthy. In a few short weeks we have come to trust them to negotiate in our behalf, knowing that they keep our best interest as their first priority."


Helene Voier _ One Club House Lane
"Lani, you never failed to amaze me when you brought out something you had filed remembered to file away months earlier, and Mike, I relied on your experience in the building trade as well as the real estate field. Thanks to the both of you, I am enjoying my new home."


Steve & Sally Anderson ~ Mill Creek
"Mike and Lani are very professional and friendly. They made a very difficult process as smooth as possible. They're great!!"


Tom & Julie Hughes - Edmonds
"We could not be happier with the service and support we received from Mike and Lani. They were both very professional, acted with the utmost integrity, and were very thorough and prompt on all action items and our inquiries.

Mike and Lani went well beyond the scope of their "official" responsibilities in this transaction. They are true professionals and new friends."


Craig & Tanya Bowen
"Ice cream, Mexican food and tireless persistence led us through the journey of selling and purchasing. Mike is the ultimate, essential agent."
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Scott & Tonia Hammock
"We went into the process of selling our existing home and buying a new home with very little knowledge of the process. Mike was extremely helpful, well educated and personable. He went above and beyond to get the job done. He was thorough, and always had answers to our many questions. "


Dan & Denise Huffman
"The entire process of selling and buying was refreshing because of Mike´s sharp market awareness, strong negotiating skills and always pleasant personality."


Karen Munce & Hank Snider - Harbour Pointe
"Lani McCormick is an excellent real estate agent. She has served us very well in both our selling and purchasing agent in the last several months.

Ms. McCormick provides an array of skills to her clients. She pays attention to detail, uses extensive and creative marketing and advertising, has a very professional attitude and approach. Is thorough and never fails to follow up on any issue promptly. She exhibits sensitivity to the needs of her client at all times.

We have been particularly impressed by the time that she spends doing the research needed to buy or sell a home. Lani knows her subject neighborhoods, communities, the current market, the mortgage market etc.

Finally, Lani has a very positive attitude in all that she does. We recommend her highly to anyone in need of real estate services."


Peter & Mary Edelmen - Waterford Park
"It was both a pleasure and rewarding to have Mike and Lani help sell our family's home. Here are a few reasons why we would go with Mike and Lani again in a heartbeat!

Mike and Lani's market analysis was very thorough and insightful. We set a sale price that led to a quick sale and a higher profit than we dared hope for.

Mike and Lani gave us invaluable home staging advice as well as giving special attention to how our home was advertised to the market.

Mike and Lani were professional thru out the entire negotiation and sale process, a key to any successful home sale. They were very responsive to our needs and represented us well."


Doug & Patricia Wisman ~  One Club HOuse Lane
"Mike and Lani were at all times the epitome of professionalism. They were always there when promised and returned our calls immediately. They exceeded our expectations and believe me, our bar is set very high! Without question, we would recommend Mike and Lani to everyone we know. "
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Tom & Terri Black - One Club House lane
"It was such a pleasure working with you to sell our home. We appreciate your profesionalism. It is rare to find people who truly love what they do and it really showed with the time and attention to detail that we received from you.

It was truly a painless experience. You were very helpful in finalizing the deal. Not only was it fast, but we received quite a bit more than asking price.

We really appreciate the fact that you give back to the community. Endeavour Elementary School PTA appreciated the check they received from you. It is a wonderful program to have.

We would highly recommend you to everyone we know. You certainly would have our repeat business!"

Mukilteo Real Estate Specialists 11917 59th Ave W Mukilteo Wa 98275 425-231-8688. 98275