Client Testimonials

A. Pahl

"I have had the opportunity to work with multiple real estate professionals both buying and selling. I can confidently say that Michael was the best by far! My mother passed away and I was responsible for the estate which included the sale of her condo. She had a lovely condo in a great neighborhood, but it needed significant work to get ready for sale - it had been occupied since it was built in the 70's with some unique remodeling choices throughout the years to accommodate a paraplegic…and so much stuff! Michael was referred to me by a friend as he had sold/bought multiple units in my parent’s building and he had a great reputation. When I met Michael, I was thoroughly impressed by his professionalism, knowledge of the area, and approach. I felt like I could trust him right away and that I had found an exceptional realtor, so we agreed to work together. As we started to engage to work through the plan, I was still grieving the loss of my mom and it felt like a daunting task to even get the place emptied. He guided me through the entire process and was so patient and kind. He helped me stay on track as we worked through clearing the unit and the remodel to prepare for the sale. I never felt rushed or pressured even though his compensation for the future sale would be far out in the future. He provided insight to help me prioritize investments in the condo throughout the remodel to get the best return when it came time for sale. He helped connect me with an amazing contractor and facilitated a beautiful staging. I live on the other side of town and work full time with a busy family. He stepped in to help if I was having trouble making an appointment whether it was to meet a vendor, follow up on an item, or check on how work was progressing. He provided a level of service like no other. His ability to stay on top of all the details and the timeline was impeccable (especially since we had a very fast close on our cash offer!). I don't think I would have been able to navigate this without his support, guidance, and expertise. He is a true professional and I am grateful that we met. In addition to guiding me through this lengthy process to get ready for sale with patience and grace, he was quite savvy when it came to our approach to listing the unit. His knowledge of the area and market were invaluable, and we set a strategy that resulted in three offers within 7 days in a market where condos were not selling quickly. He saw the value in the property, had a smart pricing strategy, and provided insight which helped maximize the return. He was on top of everything during closing and quick to answer any questions that I had. I would not hesitate to work with him again in the future and hope to do so. I HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell. He’s an amazing human all around! Thank you Michael! "

J. Ryweck

"Michael helped us buy a Condo, and we paid some $20K below the asking price. Michael deserves credit for at least $5K and maybe $10k of that savings. The place needed a lot of work, and Michael's insight and advice in this area was invaluable. We were so impressed with Michael that we had him list our condo for sale, even though there were some brokers who offered discounts for this service. To my amazement, we closed about $25k above what I expected to get, and some $15k above my wildest hopes. Michael arranged for digital staging which came out fantastic! He also gave me excellent advice on what we needed to do to maximize presentation while minimizing financial outlay. I couldn't be more pleased with Michael's expertise and work, and I heartily recommend him to anyone buying or selling a Condo in the Seattle area."

L. Ehrig

"Michael guided us every step of the way in selling our condo. Every piece of advice he gave was solid, and resulted in a quick sale as we listened to him and followed that advice. He went above and beyond in not only helping us get the condo staged, but also in small but important details such as reconnecting a dryer vent; replacing a stopper in the sink; and clearing the bathtub drain. The condo sold in days for a better price than we had even hoped for. I've been involved with many real estate transactions and have never been more impressed with an agent!"

P. Scidmore

"Michael is simply the best! He is so knowledgeable on the local markets and real estate insights ( e.g. what works, the do's and don'ts, etc.). On top of his superb professionalism and skills, he is personable and very pleasant to work with. His attention to details is bar none, as well as his responsiveness and follow-through. I was able to sell my Condo at a premium price; and I could not have done it without Michael's help, support, and dedication. I totally recommend Michael to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate"

M. Bailes

"Michael is a true professional and wonderful to work with. He made an incredibly daunting process enjoyable, fun even. :) Michael was always available to answer questions and patiently walk us through each step along the way. As a first time home buyer, I couldn't be more thankful for his in-depth knowledge and expertise—we knew we were in great hands. We recently closed on our dream home and are so grateful for Michael's partnership and dedication. Thank you, Michael for being the best in the business to work with!"

S. Thiessen

Hi Michael Bill,
As you know...I retired from being a Real Estate broker for 30 years--6 years ago. Thank you so much for being my broker for the recent successful sale and closing of my home in Ballard. I know I was a good broker--but you are a great broker doubled! Your keeping me informed and communication skills are amazing! In the last 6 years so much as changed especially with the technology--I know you saved me thousands of dollars and time confirming my choice to not try and sell it myself! Thanks for everything!

S. Martin

"I am so impressed with Michael’s grasp of the entire field of residential real estate, that it was easy to give him my complete confidence at the beginning. He contoured the whole listing and showing process to the fact that I needed to continue living in my condo while it was being shown, and was open to the possibility of retaining some of my larger furnishings in place, without the added expense of repainting or recarpeting. He appreciated my color design & coordination as it was, thinking it would have a ‘welcome home’ appeal to the buyer - which it evidently did! Michael was sensitive to my personal requirements, and was quite open to questions, suggestions and discussion. Michael is a man of many talents: he has a fine eye for interior design (color and placement), and a fine working knowledge of interpersonal psychology, which can be of great benefit to any realtor."

H. Thielmann

"When I bought my condo from my landlords, Michael was their selling agent and that's how I met him. When it came time to sell my condo, I did not hesitate to contact Michael. Each step of the way, he kept me informed, answered questions, and provided guidance and assistance. Michael is professional, personable, appreciative, and incredibly knowledgeable. With his experience and expertise, Michael helped provide me with a sense of ease and peace of mind during a relatively stressful time - from listing to selling. I'm so grateful to have had him on my team during the sale of my condo. Thank you, Michael!"

B. Lyons

"Michael was a great pleasure to work with from start to finish of our first home buying process...He continually provided fresh leads to accommodate our admittedly green search skills, and walked us through the entire process with genuine patience, concern and interest in our success. Additionally, as there were two of us the scheduling on our end could prove a bit challenging...Michael tailored his time around all that, and was quickly and painlessly able to land us in the home of our dreams.... Thanks Michael! 10/10 Recommended~"

S. Powell

"Michael helped in the sale of my deceased mother's condo. He was hands on, knowledgeable, and compassionate. I was impressed with his professionalism and willingness to help in all things beyond the sale of the condo. You couldn't find a more competent person to give you guidance."

M. Quan

"Michael is the consummate professional. I selected Michael to sell my property in the Fremont neighborhood because of his experience and expertise in the condo market. His follow-up and attention to detail was aligned with my own approach which put me at ease during a hectic and stressful period. When discussing an appropriate price, he provided comps but also insight into the buyer's mindset. Despite an unexpected lull in the market, I was able to get an offer at list price. I am very happy with the outcome!"

W. Stancik

"Michael Bill was our agent for successfully selling our house in April, and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking to make such an endeavor. He possesses a straightforward, focused attitude, and was very easy to work with through the entire process. There were many important details that he shed light upon that we would never have foreseen, from preparation through evaluating offers and more, and these details were integral in making our sale a smooth reality. Michael was always there to answer our questions, and he took great care to make sure we always fully understood all of our options and opportunities. It was a pleasure working with him, and are very pleased with his efforts and skill."

T. Davis

"Michael Bill's local knowledge was amazing. Multifaceted approach to market knowledge as he tracks deals with spreadsheet analysis as well as his firsthand knowledge of each property on the market which was drawn upon on numerous occasions during the sales process. Michael was always available to meet or discuss the process over the phone or by email. Michael's negotiation skills played a critical role in agreeing to terms and closing the sale smoothly and promptly."

S. Mai

"Being first time home buyers we were very fortunate to have Michael Bill as our agent. He answered all of our questions and offered great insights on each of the homes we looked at. Michael was extremely accommodating and worked around not only our schedules but our locations by meeting us all over town. He worked tirelessly to insure everything that was needed got done and took the time out to explain everything. In short, Michael always had our best interest in mind and as a result of that we were able to buy the home of our dreams."

S. Thiessen

Michael Bill was the Maestro in getting my condo sold! In dealing with the Resale Certificate and the Homeowner's Association, he got everything prepared ahead of time so we hit the ground running when we went on the Market! We just closed on the sale and his expertise got us 4 offers in a Week and we accepted an offer thousands over asking price!"

N. Bogue

Michael was great to work with. Quick to respond with any and all questions. Great advice for listing timing, price and marketing strategy. Smooth transaction all the way around. I was glad to have him on my side and I cannot recommend him more highly!

G. Wickstead

We had a great experience with Michael! I highly recommend him. We sold our home in 5 days and got above our asking price! Michael kept us updated and gave us great advice along the way.

L. Lieber

“Working with Michael was a dream. We had just come off a not so great experience with another agent and the way Michael handled our whole sale was amazing. He is extremely good at his job, communicates very well, and makes the entire process as smooth as glass. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell. Top notch!”

D. Sheehan

"Michael has the system down for selling property! He is very knowledgeable about the value of property in the area where our condo was located. Before Michael had our listing, he was very willing and helpful in determining the value of the Condo. Once Michael had our listing, we were kept well informed on the showings and offers that were in process. Since we live out of State, Michael was very helpful in letting people in the unit for things that needed to be done. We would highly recommend Michael as an agent to use for the sale of your property!"

L. Shanahan

"Working with Michael was the most positive, professional, kind, patient experience we have ever had in a transaction. It was immediately clear that he has an incredible grasp of the Northwest and Northeast Seattle neighborhoods, home styles, market conditions and inventory. His follow up is impeccable. Each and every commitment he made was completed quickly and to the fullest extent. To complicate matters, we were relocating from Arizona with limited ability to be present in Seattle. Michael quickly identified our needs and desires as a family and presented opportunities that fit. He communicated daily, and would walk through homes for us on a moments notice. In a low inventory, high demand market like Seattle the buying process can become quite frustrating. Michael stayed positive throughout, offered strategies for successful offers, and did not allow desperation to rear its ugly head. Ultimately, Michael found the perfect home for us. It is the right style, the right neighborhood, and well within our price range. Once the offer process began, Michael stayed in contact and kept us up to date on status, adjusted offer strategy, and potential concerns almost on an hourly basis. He continued to do so all the way through the closing and post close. We could not be happier with the process and Michael's customer service. We've worked with a few pretty good agents in the past, but they pale in comparison to Michael Bill."

M. Boles

"Michael was so helpful during both the purchase and sale of my condominium. Michael was completely honest and upfront with me at all times. During the sale of my property, Michael did all the work and made me feel totally confident that I was going to get the most competitive offer possible. In the end, I was overwhelmed by how well my investment turned out for me. Michael was at all times, professional, competent, and exceedingly knowledgeable about the property and the Market. I've recommended him to a Friend who was also very pleased and I would never hesitate to recommend him to anyone!!"

A. Johnson

"Michael is an excellent real estate professional and sold my condo in 3 weeks. Michael not only sold my condo, but he took my direction and placed furniture, pictures and accessories for staging, organized the cleaners, organized the photography and listed the property all while I was in another country for business. He kept me in the loop on all showings, open houses and interested parties. When it came down to negotiation, Michael knew what I wanted to sell the condo for and got me that purchase price. The initial offer was far below what I wanted to sell for and Michael worked his magic to get me the price I wanted. I would recommend Michael to anyone who is looking to sell a property in the Seattle area! Thanks again Michael Bill!"

B. Smyth

"Michael was my agent when I bought my condo 13 years ago, and my listing agent when I sold. When I bought my condo it was during a competitive sellers market and his recommendations and tactics ensured that I won the property I wanted at the best price.

When I recently sold the same unit, he was able to negotiate extremely favorable terms with the buyers agent that resulted in the best possible scenario for me. Michael was always in touch and kept me in the loop on all the important details, without burdening me with too much information. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking an agent to help them with the buying or selling process."

K. Rickard

"Michael was a pleasure to work with. From the first time we met to the last phone call we had after closing, he provided invaluable expertise and consistent communication. Michael was thorough and dependable from start to finish and we were able to sell our home more quickly than we had expected. We can't recommend him more highly!"

A. Zikakis

"Prior to putting my house on the market, I decided to interview Realtors. I originally considered Michael because his office was close to my home. However I selected Michael because he demonstrated great integrity, knowledge, and preparedness during the initial meeting. At the completion of the interviewing process, he was my first choice hands down.

As the sales process continued, my appreciation for Michael only amplified. He did his research and offered me his counsel, always allowing me to make the decisions or modify his recommendations. During interludes where I was not quite sure what the process entailed, Michael took the time to help me understand. During times when quick turn around was required, Michael was on top of it. He helped price my condo well, knew the neighborhood, provided excellent marketing tools and proved to be reliable and trustworthy throughout the entire sales transaction."

S. Horton

"Michael is the most ethical agent I've ever worked with. I have purchased and sold two homes using two other agents, and Michael really outshined both of them with his honesty and frank advice. He has a critical eye and I felt he was always looking out for ME - not his commission. The home I purchased was a bank-owned property so the process was arduous as well as unfamiliar to me. Michael was so on top of every detail that I stopped worrying. For instance, the home had been "winterized" because it was vacant and getting it "de-winterized" so we could do a full inspection took a long time. We ran into several problems, such as the water bill had not been paid so they wouldn't turn it back on until the bank paid it, and the bank seemed to just be dragging its feet in general.. Michael was in constant contact with the bank's agent to get it done. He also kept me informed every step of the way. I highly recommend Michael Bill for new and experienced home buyers - he's truly the best."

B. Spak

"I would highly recommend Michael Bill as your agent! His knowledge & insight of the real estate market in my neighborhood and those surrounding proved to be indispensable. I listed my condo sooner than originally planned based upon the information Michael was able to share - resulting in accepting an asking price offer in under 48 hours - truly AMAZING given current market conditions. Michael made the process of selling my condo via long distance a breeze. His understanding of the entire transaction process as well as communication with all parties involved brought a level of ease to the transaction that was greatly appreciated. He went above and beyond in coordinating meetings with my tenants during the listing and sale process, saving me time & resources. I myself am in sales and we have a the expert & be the friend, Michael Bill upheld this in the most professional of ways!!"

K. Sherman

"Michael's performance for us was really impressive. He didn't push us in deciding on an offering price, giving us up-to-date guidance while allowing us to make up our own minds. Once the place was on the market, he gave us a weekly update on what was happening to similar listings, so that we knew how the market was faring. We're seniors, and so in uncertain times like these, we needed that. And of course, he ran successful open houses for people attracted by the great photographs he arranged for. In two-and-a-half weeks, we received and accepted an offer. From then on, Michael was there for us constantly, with almost daily updates. We knew exactly how the sale was progressing towards the closing date. If the buyer had any small delays, or hitches, we knew about them right away, and we knew Michael was right on top of it, ensuring that nothing went wrong. We had no last minute panics or unpleasant surprises. Michael laughs about his "micro-management" but it saves the seller a lot of unnecessary anxiety. He made the traumatic business of selling our home as ruffle-free as possible. He's a champ at this game!".

M. Stapleton

"My husband and I cannot say enough good things about our Realtor Michael Bill, whom we used to sell our first home and buy our second. We had such a bad experience with the Realtor we used to to buy our first house so when we were recommended to use Michael we approached him with some cynicism. He proved us wrong and is in fact a credit to the Realtor world. Our first home was very much a "fixer-upper" with some structural issues and we knew it would be difficult to sell. Michael gave us very real and practical advice as to how best to present it ( it sold in just over 3 months in a very, very slow market !!). We had very specific requests for our second home and we were not willing to compromise on many of them. It took us almost a year to find the home that we wanted and at no time did we feel hurried or pressured by Michael to close on a deal. He was always available (even out of office hours) to show us houses and answer our questions. He returned our calls and emails almost immediately. He was kind and warm towards our 3 young children who were always with us when we were looking at houses. When it came to the crunch time of actually closing on our new home, I had a family emergency and had to leave the Country during the official "signing period". Michael facilitated the handling of that situation efficiently and kindly. Again, my husband and I would recommend Michael without reservation. We LOVE our new home and appreciate all that Michael did to get us there."

M. McNulty

"Michael did a wonderful job in both helping me sell my house and buying a new one. I have had experience with other agents before, and without a doubt, Michael is the best of the group. Michael worked with my schedule and spelled out every step of the house buying/selling process. At no time did I ever feel like I could not call him with a concern or question. Michael is very knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate and has a great many contacts to help with every step of the process. I very highly recommend Michael as a great real estate agent."

P. McCluskey

"Michael Bill is a very knowledgeable and patient real estate agent. As a first time home buyer, it took me well over a year before finally purchasing a place. He was patient and helped me figure out what my needs where in a home. Michael was easy to work with and there never was a problem with finding time to show me multiple listings. He has a tremendous understanding of the home buying process and all of the paperwork that is involved. The negotiation process was simple, and he worked to keep the price within my budget"

D. Denda

"Last Summer, when I decided to put my Fremont condo on the market, I called several Seattle realtors and left messages saying I would like to interview them as possible listing agents. Michael Bill responded first, and we made an appointment. He showed up on time with a carefully prepared marketing information packet designed for my particular property. Almost immediately, I decided he was the realtor with whom I wanted to list my property. I certainly do not regret that decision.
From the initial listing to the closing of the sale of my condo, Michael Bill's communication skills kept me informed about everything going on. My emails and calls to him were answered so quickly I was amazed. When he said he would look into something, he did, and he got back to me just as soon as he had an answer. Michael immediately informed me when the buyer had signed the closing papers, and he did the same once the sale officially closed.
Throughout the process, I was highly impressed with Michael's knowledge of the market in my neighborhood, and those around it. Even more impressive is Michael's absolute professionalism. If you are looking for a realtor who really knows the business, who communicates clearly, who is absolutely professional, and who is a pleasure to work with, you will not go wrong by choosing Michael Bill."

J. Pearl

"We've worked with Michael twice now: In 2008 he helped us sell our condo, and in 2009 (after we rented for a year) he helped us buy a new condo. Obviously, we were pleased with him as a seller's agent (as evidenced by the fact that we chose to use him again), and I'm happy to say that we were just as pleased with him as a buyer's agent. We found Michael to be the consummate professional: Always easy (and a pleasure) to work with, extremely knowledgeable about the local real estate market, always looking out for our interests and willing to provide his expert advice, but without ever making us feel pressured in any way, and always highly accessible (sometimes immediately so, often responding to our email or voicemail queries within minutes). Hopefully, we won't be wanting to sell our new condo (which we love) for a long time, but when we do, Michael will be the first person we call."

G. Berard

"The following is in response to the service I got from Michael Bill with Windermere Real Estate while purchasing a home in the Seattle area. Since I was relocating from out of town, Michael went above and beyond what a normal agent would do to make my move that much easier. He scouted hundreds of homes that were not even in his normal service area so that I had to prospect as few homes as possible. His preparation is unparalleled and he is well versed in all aspects of buying and selling homes. I certainly don't enjoy the process of buying or selling a home, but Michael made it as painless as possible...I have an agent for life!".