We have been residents of Somerset since 1969 and we recently sold the home in which we raised our family and enjoyed for more than 40 years, and purchased a smaller house in Somerset. We hired Mary Lee and Jeff Shaffer as our agents, as their professional expertise and knowledge of the Somerset housing market are evident to us. They advised us on every aspect of preparing our home for sale including a home inspection, repairs, staging and marketing.
We received a very high level of hands-on personal service from them, whichresulted in us selling our home at a price that exceeded our expectations. We have greatly enjoyed the experience of working with them and have become friends in the process.
We would highly recommend Mary Lee & Jeff Shaffer to anyone who is thinking of selling their home. Their business model is by far the best we have seen and we are very happy with the results they achieved for us.
Bruce and Brigid Laing
Thanks to you two, my mother is settled in her new home with no worries this winter! We appreciate all the work you did to sell her house in such a shaky market. It's still hard to believe that it sold within 24 hours! I believe the staging, doing a pre-listinginspection, your pricing expertise and your unique selling strategies made all thedifference.
On top of that, your willingness to help us set up all the cleaning, landscaping, repairs, etc. was an extraordinary help. Add to that, Jeff taking a day to offer a garage sale and then CLEANING the garage afterwards left us speechless (and that's not easy!). Italso meant so much to me that you were willing to drive to Seattle for meetings with mom.
We truly appreciate all your kind support in this life-changing move. Please feel freeto share our names with anyone who would like to talk with us about our great home selling experience!
Susan and Betty Nelson
Just a note to thank you for the fast and easy sale of my home in Bellevue. I certainly did not think that in 8 days, I would have a mutually accepted agreement at full price with no inspection contingency. Your exclusive business model worked beautifully!
I truly appreciate all the help and advice you and Jeff provided from the professional staging to preparing the home for sale. Not many realtors will come help movefurniture, trim the lawn and meet vendors to get the house market-ready.
Without a doubt, the quick and smooth sale through closing would not have happened without your attention to detail and top negotiation skills. I definitely give you ‘five stars’ and highly recommend your services and expertise.
Thank you once again for such a smooth selling transaction!
"In today's buyers market, selling a home is challenging to say the least. We offer our highest recommendation to Mary Lee and Jeff Shaffer for their masterful job in managing every aspect of the selling process of our Somerset home with care, professionalism, commitment to client satisfaction, and a quality result.
They know the Somerset neighborhood very well, understand cultural issues of buyers who seek to live here, and are very steady and focused toward achieving a quality result with every phone call, email, and step they take. From staging the home, creating quality marketingmaterials, and managing all elements of the selling process -- including negotiating, attendingto the home inspection, and navigating closing -- we offer both of them our glowing thanks and our hearty endorsement.
Any seller who wants a quality result with caring, professional, attentive to detail, and market savvy professionals would be wise to engage Mary Lee and Jeff Shaffer. We are very glad we did."
Steve and Nancy Juetten
I don’t know how to thank you enough for all of the effort you put in to getting my home sold! I knew I had made a great choice, in working with both of you, right from the beginning with how thorough both of you were in setting my expectations in a market that was very challenging andin assisting me in staging my home to get prepared for the market.
You both continued the same high level of energy throughout the time that my house was on the market by consistently holding open houses, plus additional advertising, and in helping me balance my work (travel) with the requirements of selling my home – you both were always there for me and I really appreciate it! Your level of communication was amazing and I always felt that I knew exactly where we were at and our potential next steps.
The closing process was challenging for me (as I’m sure it is for most people selling their homes!), and both of you, yet again, helped me through the process and went above and beyond in your level of communication to reassure me that we were going to get to our end goal!
Your level of professionalism and expertise is amazing and was critical in getting my home sold!
To Prospective Clients of Mary Lee & Jeff Shaffer,
We strongly endorse the work of Mary Lee and Jeff Shaffer. They combine their expert salesmanship and very intelligent business skills with experience, dedication, and integrity. They exhibit grace under pressure, are relentlessly positive, and get results! We hope that you choose to work with them, and are absolutely confident you will have the same professional, high-quality experience that we did.
You and Jeff have been, and continue to be, amazing. This has been an excellent experience forus and, amongst the many I know who have sold a house, very few have found it to be a positive experience. This is even more true with the current weak economy. You have made the salesexperience efficient, successful, quick, and easy. Your professionalism shows in all you do. We've seen it and potential buyers and their representatives see it.
Thanks for selling the house so efficiently and thanks for the million extra things you have done along the way. We really appreciate it and feel lucky to have been working with the best teamin the area. Superb job!
James & Jennifer Hamilton
As everyone knows, selling a home can be a very stressful time. It was very reassuring to know you had a “team” working for you. Our questions were always answered and we never felt alone in working to sell our home; we even had a few laughs along the way.
Mary and Jeff, as difficult as it might seem, I hope your future clients listen closely when you tell them your best exposure is when you first list your house and that they follow your suggestions to make their home ready for the market; after all, isn’t that why we turn to the professionals!
Again, thank you. We would recommend you both over and over again.
Roberta and Glenn Carlson