Testimonials

KEMP CONDO (MADISON PARK)

Laurie Way is a very experienced and professional realtor. She helped me sell my aged Uncle’s upscale condominium in a depressed market. Her expertise and marketing skills made the process easy for me and the buyer and the ultimate sale price was a fair one. I would recommend Laurie Way to anyone who needs a good, competent realtor. Her backup team, who are in her office, do an excellent job too. They worked as a team to get all of the paperwork done efficiently. They kept me apprised from start to finish.
This realtor does not list the property and hope for the best. She really gets with it.


THE CEJA FAMILY

“We purchased a house from Team Way in 2009 and the experience was nothing but pleasant! We all know that the economy is not the greatest right now or in the past couple years for that matter. We were a little hesitant to take this big step as first time home buyers but Laurie assured us that this is what we needed to do! We took a flying leap and let the fun begin! As a young married couple with a baby, we didn’t really know what we were getting into. Let me just tell you Laurie and her team reassured us every step of the way that we would never regret this. Our price range was not a lot and brought up a lot of “not so nice” houses. She was such a great agent going out of her way to show us anything and everything just in case it was “the house for us!” After seeing probably 15 or so houses we found our house and are so happy! In the end if I could say one thing about Laurie Way and her team… They truly make dreams come true! They really care about their clients and where they live, it’s not just about the money with them. I look forward to our next home purchase with Team Way!”


THE PARKS

We just purchased a home through Laurie and let me tell you, it was a wonderful, fun and exciting experience! We just moved back from Hawaii and a day after we landed, we were in “Laurie’s office looking at neighborhoods to map out our tour of homes in the area. The next day we had personalized binders with the specs for every home on our tour and Laurie whisked us away to look at nearly 40 properties in 2 days!  She guided us through an amazing variety of homes in our price range and desired areas. She was never pushy or overwhelming and let us go at our own pace when touring each property. This is my first home purchase and my husband’s second. I had so many questions and apprehensions going into this process, but Laurie took the time to answer my questions and really assuaged my fears. I never felt rushed or pressured to make a decision either. Because of Laurie’s experience and expertise, we found our perfect house in a great neighborhood and in our price range. She made the buying process painless and kept us informed every step of the way. Six weeks after our first meeting, we closed on our house! Laurie is a very energetic, upbeat and fun agent. Her professionalism, courtesy and positive attitude are just the beginning of a long list of reasons why we would use her services again, and why we’d recommend her to anyone.

Thank you Laurie for helping us find our new home! You rock!”


THE EGAN FAMILY

Laurie became part of our family during the home fining process!


JEANINE STANTON

I wanted to take a moment to give you special thinks for the wonderful job ya’ll did finding me a new home.  You quite talented at what you do, plus your dedication to your job definitely shows.  The process was actually quite enjoyable in your hands.  Please thank Amanda for her help in all the paperwork.  Please keep in touch.


THE ARNOLD FAMILY

We have used Laurie as both a purchaser’s agent and a seller’s agent. Her knowledge of the Seattle area is encyclopedic, she knows the market inside out and she is right on target with real estate values and selling prices. Laurie is a consummate professional, her staff is thoroughly knowledgeable and completely dedicated to providing quality customer service. She listens to what the buyer wants, helps with decisions about how those wants translate into properties and guides buyers to the right choice. She never has her own agenda. As a seller’s agent, she prices the property right the first time, develops successful marketing plans and insures that both the seller and buyer are happy with the transaction. We would use no other agent to buy property in Seattle.


KRIS DELEGANES

Laurie is a true professional! She knows the market and directs you to what you are really looking for. She will not waste your time showing you properties that do not fit your profile. She will go out of her way to make herself available when your schedule is a crazy mess. Laurie is a realtor where integrity and hard work comes first. It was a pleasure working with her.


THE VERNOR FAMILY

Laurie knows the entire Puget Sound region like no other. She understands your needs and does not waste your time. She also has a fantastic sense of humor and works as a tireless advocate for her clients. Laurie is awesome. You will not be disappointed.


THE BISHOPS

With Laurie we saw 30 properties in 3 days. She was very helpful, freely sharing her opinion about how each property met our family needs. She was also very aggressive in working with the seller and obtained many concessions that pleasantly surprised us.


THE ORWIG FAMILY

My wife and I were fortunate to work with Laurie when we bought our first house. From the very first meeting, we were confident we found not only a very competent realtor, but also a friend, advocate and cheerleader. Definitely made the first-time home buying process enjoyable. She continues to provide valuable service and insight as we consider different real estate opportunities. We are thankful for Laurie and highly recommend her to anyone considering buying or selling a home. She is always available and willing to help – she cares about her clients long after the official sale is complete. Thanks Laurie for consistently providing great service to us all these years.


LARA SHACKLEFORD

Laurie is exceptional in her craft. She is confident and knows her facts inside and out and, more than anything, she’s persistent and does what it takes to drive results for her clients. If trying to sell my house in a down market, Laurie’s the person I’d want on my side.


THE MEEKS

We traveled to Seattle in February 2013 to find a home as we were relocating to this area. We had less than 2 weeks to find a home in a market with very few offerings in our price range which would have been a very stressful experience had Laurie Way not stated calmly :” Don’t worry, we’ll find you a house.” And she did! Then she guided us through the process of coming out on top of a multiple offer situation without overpaying. Laurie helped us find companies for repairs and cleaning and arranged the service before we moved in. We are now living in our home since last spring and are very happy to be in this beautiful neighborhood. We are very grateful for Laurie’s help and will recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy a house.


THE COMPORTS

We are lovin’ it!!! We’ve been on a long journey (6 moves in 5 years) and sometimes thinking we’d never make it here – owning our own home. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making it a reality, and for doing it with such a great attitude. You are awesome! You’ve always got a great recommendation from us.


THE PETRIE FAMILY

Laurie was instrumental in getting the house that I had been looking at for a couple of months. There had been an open house and someone else had an offer in as I had been waiting to see if no offers happened I had hoped to get a great deal. She called and said it was listed as “pending”, and after my heart sank she said that we could swoop in and get it if we acted fast. She was able to get it done fast and I am very happy with how she handled the negotiations.


THE MADDOX FAMILY

I have used Laurie’s services to both buy and then sale. I found her especially skillful at selling. She is a real problem-solver. If there is a way to make something work out she will find it. She is very patient and clear inn guiding the process.


THE LEVINSONS

Heartha & I have often spoken about how pleased we were with your actions during our search for a condo.

Contrary to what we heard about most real estate people you conducted your search for us in a very effective business like manner.  You took the time to find out what we wanted and showed us only those things that were appropriate.  You were on top of things early so we got the first look at new items on the market. When we purchased our condo and had a home to sell you didn’t push us to get the listing.  We appreciated that very much. You two are very good in your field.  Any customer will be fortunate to have you work for them in procuring a condo.


THE STOKOES

As first time homebuyers, we could not have asked for a more exceptional, professional real estate agent. Personable, charismatic and enthusiastic, she guided us through the momentous task of choosing a home with the amenities and location we desired. At times, we were overwhelmed, but she was always there, day and night, to answer questions, make recommendations and made the entire process seamless and thoroughly enjoyable. During the process of walking the home we ended up purchasing, she let us decide on the home and didn’t force us to a decision, and that intangible professionalism is something we will never forget. When we are ready to sell and buy a new home, Laurie will be the first person we call.


THE DURRERS

Laurie was awesome. She showed us 40+ homes over two visits to Seattle and was always on time and always prompt when answering any questions we had. Laurie has a great deal of knowledge of Seattle and the surrounding cities. I would highly recommend Laurie to help you out in your home purchase.


THE QUACHS

Caryl & I wish to thank you for your professional assistance in selling our home in Magnolia and purchasing the new one in Queen Anne.  We also appreciate your patience as well as your knowledge during our long search for a new home. You represented us well in both transactions, and we are prepared to extend our highest recommendation for your service to any potential client.


THE BJORNSONS

As an ex-realtor, I recognize what buyers and sellers ware looking for in a realtor.  Finding a realtor with whom one can feel comfortable with is absolutely essential!  Also, finding a realtor with both the knowledge and expertise needed in real estate dealings is paramount!  Laurie Way demonstrated a high degree of professionalism throughout our dealings with her when she recently listed and sold our mothers home.  What we especially appreciated about Laurie was how well informed they kept us of all happenings.  Having been on both sides of the fence – I realize how important this is.  Laurie Way is professional and hard working  And last but not least – their clients benefit from Laurie’s wonderful chocolate chip cookies!


THE KAPAROS

I purchased my first home through Laurie last year. Although the real estimate market in Seattle had become very competitive once again, Laurie and her team made the process much easier. We worked together for a couple months and viewed LOTS of homes. Laurie was always available to answer questions, would make time to check out new listings with me on very short notice, and was always honest (which I really appreciated). After a long couple months, we found the right home in the right location. Laurie also helped me find a great lender. Purchasing a home can be exciting, nerve-wracking, and very frustrating… but Laurie and her team were extremely helpful, honest, and a pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend her to anyone in the market for buying/selling your home.


THE PICCOLOS

It is our sincere pleasure to highly recommend you and your services to prospective clients.  From our initial meeting it was clear that your first priority was our satisfaction.  You were so prompt in returning our calls, no matter the hour of the day, and you were very flexible in scheduling meetings around our crazy and unpredictable lives.  Most importantly, you were just as excited as we were when we found our perfect home! Our home buying experience with Coldwell Banker – Bain Associates and yourselves was nothing but pleasant.  Your expertise in the real estate market and love for your profession and clients is evident in all you do! Thank you so much for all you have done for us.  Please continue to use us as references whenever you may require one.  We are looking forward to being your neighbors in Seattle  and to hearing of your continued success through your upcoming newsletter! Just a quick note to let you know how pleased we are with the new house and how thankful we are for all you have done for us!  Your love & commitment for your profession are evident in the quality of service you gave us.  There is no doubt in our minds that we have made the right decision.  Please keep in touch.


THE RICHARDSONS

Laurie took the time to get to understand our needs, and where we were with our real estate needs. She’s very patient and knows the area well. Her upbeat personality really helps when it’s gets tiring looking at house after house. She is focused and available and is a wealth of information.


AUDREY HUDGINS

I’ve bought and sold five houses over the last 20+ years. When I moved to Seattle, Laurie helped me buy in West Seattle and was terrific every step of the way. Eight years later when I decided to downsize, I couldn’t imagine working with another agent. She helped me get get my asking price (which was $10K more than what I bought it for) at the lowest point in the down market. All of my friends were jealous! Laurie helped me get a great deal on my current home and was a tough negotiator. I strongly recommend her. She gets it done right!


THE SULTS

Our realtor was excellent.  We had only four days to see over 60 homes.  She had a lot of stamina and was knowledgeable of the entire area around Seattle.


THE LEINGANGS

In a word…Outstanding service by Laurie!!!  I am so impressed I have referred three people so far and will continue to.  She should be the standard for the industry.

Thank You!


THE PALMERS

We would like to express our appreciation for you dedicated efforts in assisting us in the selection and purchase of our new condominium.  Your assistance made what had been, up to that point, a frustrating experience into an enjoyable one.We are pleased that during our first meeting you reviewed our selection criteria and subsequently selected properties for our review that matched the criteria on as may points as possible.  As a matter of fact the final selection exceeded some of the criteria while being in our price range.  It was also refreshing that during the review process there was not the pressure that we had experienced with some agents. After the selection was made your professional experience was invaluable in making an offer and subsequent negations.  During this process your recommendation produced an inspector who was highly skilled and exceedingly thorough in conducting the inspection.  In addition he provided excellent advice on future maintenance. After the offer was accepted, we were pleased with your knowledge and organization of the complex documentation required to initiate the closing process. Our satisfaction with your efforts on our behalf is typified by our recommending that our son engage you as agents to sell his home, which was done in the same professional and knowledgeable manner.

Again, thank you for your assistance.


THE PAPAGEORGES

Laurie Way handled the sale of our home at 9243 View Ave NW, and the subsequent purchase of our condominium at 3100 W Commodore Way. We met  Laurie while we were looking at some condominiums on our own.  Our search effort consisted of scanning the newspaper ads and picking out one or two addresses to visit on Sunday afternoon.  Usually, that is a sure fire method of finding not condominiums but disappointment. When we met her at a condominium open house, she realized that we had sincere aspirations to move from a home to a condominium.  She formally requested that she be retained to assist us in our search.  She was pleasant enough, so we decided to work with her.  From the very first day we were impressed with her professionalism.  She surveyed the housing sales in the neighborhood and surrounding area to determine if our asking price was in line (they’re usually too high).  From us she obtained the technical description of our condominium desires and the price range we are able to consider.  A computer search for suitable properties for us to view was instigated.  At times, when we were both free, she conducted us on tours of the homes that met our criteria.  On Sundays She held open houses for potential customers at our home.  Although we all felt that are home was fairly priced, it did not sell as quickly as anticipated.  In the meanwhile we found the condominium we wanted.  We bought the condominium with the provision that our house would close within a year. In order to spare you any further reading, our house eventually sold for 95% of the price asked.   We closed on the condominium and are now firmly ensconced. Laurie, my wife and I, had thorough the course of events become close friends.  We never had a major disagreement and at no time did we ever feel we were not getting her best effort. We have lived in our new home now for almost 2 years.  We still see Laurie for a drink now and then.  Not only had we been business associates, but we had become, more importantly, friends.
Our experience with Laurie has been first rate and we would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone engaged in buying or selling a home.


EVELYN ROOT

When I was ready to purchase a condo in 1998, I contacted USAA Movers Advantage home-buying program. USAA referred me to Laurie Way, one of a select few real estate agents trained and certified to work with USAA members. After meeting with Laurie and sharing my “wants and needs” list, she located an exceptional condo for me that has doubled in value over the past 10 years. She knows her business well and I highly recommend her.


THE RIDENOURS

We were first-time home sellers AND living overseas at the time of putting our place on the market… Laurie was really helpful in telling us what we needed to do and when and was great with helping us prioritize since we were about 12 hours off from her. The most amazing thing was that our place sold within a week or less! Much (okay, probably all!) of that was due to Laurie’s suggestion to stage the place. Also, I always felt like I was getting advice from a friend who was “in the know” rather than someone who was just trying to make money off me. That was pretty great.


THE COLE/WATSONS

“Thank you so much for guiding us along with the house.  Making it not so scary!”


THE SOMMERVILLES

We just wanted to express our appreciation for all your hard work.  We feel you went above & beyond your job to hold our hands through this process of getting our home! We love Poulsbo & our wonderful house!  It’s so calm & relaxing here.  We feel the difference when we go to Seattle! 🙂 We couldn’t be happier! Thanks so much for being there for us!


LINDA WELCHER

Laurie came to me at a very difficult time. I was selling my house in a divorce. She was kind but efficient and knew just what to do from how much furniture to leave in the house to what yard decorations needed to go. If Laurie said do this.. I did it. She has great knowledge about prices in all areas and what I could do to make the house more appealing. If I called her she got back to me very quickly. I sold my house to the first buyer to look at it and got full price. I would recommend Laurie to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.


CATHERINA KIM

Laurie Way was my realtor when I was looking for a condo several years ago. I was new to the Seattle and she was indispensable to my home search. Since I didn’t own a car or drive, Laurie would pick me up and drive me to several condos before returning me home after a long day. Since I was unfamiliar with this area, she gladly introduced me to many different locations in the city and surrounding suburbs. She was always pleasant, easy to talk to, and made me feel comfortable at every step. Even after my condo closed, she referred me to a reliable contractor to make the renovations I wanted. She was very supportive and gave me good suggestions about appliances and details for the renovation. Laurie was a great realtor and I would recommend her services to anyone!


THE DONZE FAMILY

Laurie has helped us buy a house several times. Once was a short sale that fell thru. Ultimately we ended up renting a house and Laurie accepted our decision with good grace. The second time was several years later and she assisted with our current house. The negotiations were demanding and time consuming, but Laurie handled everything like the pro she is. I would recommend Laurie to any of my friends or family that were interested in house hunting. She is knowledgeable and professional, additionally she is a lot of fun!


THE PUCCIO FAMILY

We moved from Miami to the Seattle area, and met Laurie Way at an Open House. We were so lucky to have met her because she helped us with all our real estate needs. Her knowledge of the area was by far the best of anyone we met. I have worked with few agents in my time, and Laurie Way out shines them all. Her pleasant personality, and patience were comforting to us during our house hunting. If we ever needed to use another real estate agent again, Laurie Way would be the only one we would use. We love her that much.


LAUREN JASSNY

Laurie has sold two condos for me now– one in an extremely difficult market. She has a in-depth knowledge of the market place, and is persistent. She keeps at it until she succeeds. She also was very helpful taking care of repair and spruce up items that came along, which I really needed help with because of my busy schedule. I would definitely recommend her.


NATASHA DAVIS

Rarely have I been so blown away by competency and customer service. I’ve worked with many contractors and other sales professionals, but Laurie Way takes the cake. I worked with her both as a first-time home buyer and later as a first-time seller. She was patient, genuine, knowledgeable, and went to bat for me as far as negotiating the best deal possible. When I went through the process of selling my house, I had moved out of state due to being in the military…she went above and beyond to ensure the house was in good showing condition and to assist me in completing transactions that typically fall outside the scope of a real estate agent. If you are looking for an agent to assist with buying or selling a home, and want someone whom you can trust to be invested in the process and your best interest, look no more!