SANJAY AND TI B. – BOTHELL WA
Kim has been extraordinary in helping us sell the house on the West Coast while we reside on the East Coast. The whole process has been breathing-takingly pain-free and hassle-free. We can’t say enough wonderful things about Kim and Brian in their efforts to get the house prepped and sold.
SUSAN AND GARRY W. – REDMOND WA
Kim and Brian are helping us prepare our house for sale. They really know what they are doing and understand the market. We have complete trust in them and respect their knowledge and advice. They are extremely easy to work with. Brian and Kim have advised us how to get the best value from the house and we’ll be proud to offer it when it is ready. The house won’t be on the market until mid-October, so I’ll report further after it has sold.
The follow-up: Brian and Kimberly did a complete remodel of our house, and the transformation was amazing. Instead of selling a dowdy 1977 home, it turned into a beautiful, modern, completely up-to-date beauty. Their workmen did gorgeous work. They have an invaluable background in remodeling, an understanding of what people are looking for, and a great deal of style. As I said earlier, we trusted them completely and our trust was well placed. The house sold immediately, and above the asking price so, obviously, we weren’t the only people impressed. We just can’t recommend them highly enough. Their advice and direction was invaluable and they made it so easy for us!
GUNNAR H. AND DALE O. – SAMMAMISH, WA
Brian, Kimberly’s husband, was an absolute hero in our home search. There was absolutely no pressure to buy and when we went into a house and it wasn’t quite right for us, he got it…picked up on every nuance of our interests immediately. As a result, he steered us with precision and we found the house that we wanted on our first day out! Brian was completely available to us…very responsive to phone calls and e-mails. He has an extensive knowledge of construction, which really helped us determine what was possible with respect to renovations and what the costs were likely to be. He understands neighborhoods, being a native to the area, and that was really helpful to people like us coming in from out of town. He negotiated the purchase for us — we were in competition with several other buyers — and knew exactly what to do to be successful (and it wasn’t just the easy answer of “offer more money”). We were making an offer on the first day of looking at properties and hadn’t contacted a mortgage banker yet. Brian hooked us up, we had pre-approval in minutes, and ultimately a great mortgage package. Finally, we love Brian’s personality and found working with him to be such a joy. Honestly, we can’t recommend him highly enough and we DEFINITELY will work with him when it’s time to venture into the real estate market again.
TODD N. – BOTHELL, WA
The Tenhulzen team was very knowledgable with estimating our home value, preparation for what we needed to do for sale and setting realistic deadlines on how we were going to move forward with the sale. Further, having a background in the remodel industry was extremely helpful toward a providing a competitive sale price and a forecast for what the market would support. They also have access to a wealth of service related people help us get various things done in a timely manner. In the end, we sold for our asking price and under a week on the market. We are very happy with the results they achieved for us.
DAWN R. – REDMOND WA
Kimberly was a joy to work with, very interested in finding our perfect house, which she did! She listened to what we wanted and needed and matched us with our budget and needs.
OLIVIER G. AND JULIE V. – MUKILTEO WA
We have worked with Brian and Kim to sell our townhome in Bothell, WA and buy a home in Mukilteo, WA. Brian was our primary contact. He has done an amazing job both selling the townhome and helping us buy our new home. Our townhome was sold at quite a higher price than what we had hoped for (considering the current market). He also managed to lower the asking price by a very significant amount on the new home.
We were very satisfied with Brian and Kim’s work. They have always been available to help us and worked around our busy schedule (we are both working full time and have a baby daughter). They made us feel like we were the only clients they were working with (which was obviously not the case) and like we were always a priority. They are very knowledgeable and will answer all your questions in detail. If they don’t know, they will find the answer and get back to you quickly. They have created a professional network of friendly and extremely skilled people (home inspection, photographer…) to support you through the process.
We would recommend Brian and Kim to our friends and family.
SHERRY C., RICHLAND WA
We had to move from NY to WA. First Kimberly looked at pictures of our home and made suggestions on things we could do to improve our chances for a quick sale, talked to local agents, checked comps, and suggested a listing price. We used all her suggestions and the house sold the first day it was on the market. She spent time talking to us so she understood our needs and began sending us listings the month before my trip to WA. Since I only had one week to look in WA she had showings set up for as soon as I arrived. She did not waste my time showing me inappropriate choices. She took lots of pictures of the homes I considered definite possibilities to send to my husband since he was unable to make the trip with me. In that week we found the perfect house, she negotiated the contract, had the house inspected, finalized the contract and a closing date set before I left that week to return to NY.
REID GUTHRIE THE HOME DETECTIVE INSPECTION SERVICE
I have done a number of inspections over the last several years for clients of Kimberley and Brian. Those clients have been well served by having “Team Tenhulzen” working for them. From what I’ve seen, Kimberley and Brian look after their clients as if they were family members or close friends, rather than just a business transaction. I’ve consistently seen them conduct themselves more like trusted family advisors than salespeople in search of a commission. I’ve seen too few of the former, and too many of the latter. Having grown up in, and run, a remodeling company, Brian has a depth and breadth of experience and knowledge that helps the clients better understand and respond to whatever issues may be discovered during their inspection. I think that gives the clients a lot more confidence in their decision.
MARTIN T. AND CATHERINE G. – REDMOND
Kim and Brian helped us find the perfect place for us. We looked for several months at houses in a variety of neighborhoods as well as vacant land to build a new house. They were both extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the properties, the neighborhood and everything we needed to know. We felt well protected and taken care of throughout.
We highly recommend them for their professionalism, thoroughness, thoughtfulness, and great attitude.
RON AND MARILYN HIGGINS, WOODINVILLE WA
My wife and I found ourselves in desperate needs. We had our home for over 12 years and were convinced that this was the place where our dreams would be complete. We, like many were taken aback by the turns of the economies and found ourselves in need to sell our home. After many who indicated that they could help, our family chose the Tenhulzens to come to our assistance. Kim and her team brought confidence and encouragement to our family. They assisted in getting our home in order to bring to the market. They helped with our legal issues. They cleaned the house to a higher standard and they placed our home on the market and sent us on our way for a much deserved rest. Within a week an offer was presented which my wife and I accepted. But it didn’t stop there. They continued to work with us and greatly assisted with their legal team to complete the sell. Brain and Kim are a total solution. From taking responsibility for fixing what was needed to be fixed to working with other realtors to working with their legal team to making sure that we were comfortable every step along the way. My wife, Marilyn, and I could have not been better blessed. Our family thanks them for all they have done for us. They come highly recommended.
THERESA M., FIRE ISLAND NY
Moving from the east coast to the west coast can be a very scary, and challenging experience! We were unfamiliar with the area and had no idea where to begin our search. Thankfully, Kim helped us sort thru all the details and ultimately worked with us to find our first home in Washington state.
Kim initially worked remotely with us and provided us with insights to different communities, with such details as recent assessments, scheduled upgrades, and even pending community lawsuits due to unhealthy living conditions (thankfully, there was only one community that fell into that category!) We were able to review properties online to help hone our wish list and better understand the local market.
With Kim’s help, we scheduled a five day visit to the area. Kim’s never-ending energy and organizational skills enabled us to visit 24 homes in two days, ultimately resulting in an accepted offer before we left Washington!
But, Kim’s help didn’t end there. We next had to deal with a closing from 3,000 miles away. Again, Kim’s professionalism and patience helped make a potentially very stressful situation as calm as possible. Her attention to detail kept us all on track and we are now the owners of a new home in Washington!
Kim helped turn what could have been a logistical and time consuming nightmare into a pleasant and efficient experience! I would highly recommend her services!!…
LILY G., KIRKLAND WA
Kim made me feel like I was always top priority for her as I searched for a house. She was always enthusiastic even though we ended up looking at over forty houses before finding the right one. I felt like she wasn’t just trying to make a sale but cared about helping me find the house that was the right fit.
HOLLY S., KIRKLAND WA
I have bought 2 homes from Kimberly and both experiences were amazing! She is very sweet, has great follow through, does her homework, and has great finesse with working out what you need and want. Kim listens, has great style and works hard. I highly recommend Kim, and plan on using her again for my next purchase!
KATHY P., BOTHELL WA
This agent was wonderful! She previewed all homes and listened to my requests and concerns.
I would recommend her highly!
KELLY C., KIRKLAND WA
Kim is incredibly organized and responsive. She is an expert negotiator and a great ally to have during the home buying process.
JACKIE D. – BOTHELL WA
We had very little luck in our search for a rental home until Kim helped us, but her knowledge and skill made it possible for us to find and lease a wonderful house. I don’t know what we would have done without her!