Kaiyang & Grace
"Scott's knowledge of the Eastside market and his guidance was superb. He is not pushy and probably more patient than we are. He has a great sense of the market and provided his fair value of a given property. Also respected our decisions. He is very familiar with all techniques in order to get the property without paying higher price than necessary especially when there are many similar offers. Thanks Scott! We highly recommend You!"
Tim & Autumn
"In a challenging Seattle real estate market, Scott Richards helped us navigate the process for finding the right home for our family. We relocated from San Diego not knowing the first thing about the area, and Scott did a fantastic job of helping us understand the various neighborhoods and how they might fit our needs. Scott was always available and quickly responded to any questions that we had. Last but not least, Scott was up-beat and made the process for finding a home fun."
"The one word which keeps coming back to me regarding Scott is: PATIENCE. Time and again I felt I pushed Scott to please get me this and that, let's check out that new area, OK let's go back to that old area, what about that other place...on and on and on. I'm now in my new home-exactly one year after starting my search, and I owe it to Scott who was so patient and caring to me and the biggest check I ever wrote. And then once in the new home what about the blinds, and the medicine cabinets, and the HOA and all of my questions (and many frustrations). Thanks for your soft touch and wonderful knowledge and experience.......And speaking of patience, Scott must share it with his partners. Shelly too was patient and helpful, always eager to lend a hand when Scott wasn't available...not that that happened often, though one year later certainly Scott is gonna have other clients and personal issues to deal with at some juncture."
Buddy & Pat
"There is one overarching trait that makes working with Scott so wonderful-TRUST! Additionally Scott exercised patience and guided us through the process, reducing stress and making us feel comfortable and during the critical moments before "mutual agreement" of the purchase agreement, Scott's skill as an experienced negotiator shined through. These are the reasons we would recommend Scott and would never think about working with anyone else in Washington state realty."
Dave & Heather
"We recently made a cross-country move and were anxious about house-hunting in a market we knew little about. Scott made us feel like we were his only client - he was available, patient, understood what we wanted in a home, and consistently steered us in the right direction. He helped us put together the best offer possible and landed us in a home we will love for years to come. We can't say enough good things about Scott, his team, and the people he brought to bear to assist in our search. We can't recommend Scott highly enough and would be glad to answer any questions directly."
Karen & John
"Scott Richards and his assistant, Shelly Evans, did a great job in helping us to sell our old house and purchase another; we had two transactions with them. First and foremost, they were always immediately available to answer questions or solve problems. Second, Scott took the time to go over all the details of our transactions and to clarify any of the paperwork issues. Third, he spelled out in detail at the beginning of each process what the events would be and their time course. Fourth, one of them was always available to show us a potential new house seven days a week. Fifth, they were experts about the real estate market in our area. Finally, they were always fun to be with: they made the processes of buying and selling pleasurable. We have no hesitation in recommending them to friends and colleagues as the people to use when buying or selling a home."
Liz & Jordan
"Scott promised that we'd have fun while searching for a new house ~ and he was true to his word. We were able to have a good time because Scott took care of all of the hassles of home-buying and impressed us from the get-go with his solid knowledge of the market and real estate transactions. Our sense of ease made what could have been a confusing and arduous process actually quite clear and easy, and we feel that we were incredibly well-represented. We never hesitate to call Scott with questions and now consider him a trusted friend."
Mark & Chris
"We put our house up for sale in what we thought was a "hot" market. After not receiving any offers, the natural tendency was to reduce the price. Scott convinced us that our house was fairly priced and that it was a matter of being patient and waiting for the right buyer. He was right and, after four months of waiting, we ended up at 97% of our original offering price."
Robin & Tracy
"Scott has the utmost in professionalism, honesty and knowledge. After many bad experiences with incompetent realtors, it was absolutely refreshing to work with someone with such a deep understanding of the sale process. He laid out an aggressive strategy for marketing our property and then executed it with exactness and confidence. We got $30,000 more on our house than we were planning. We would only consider using Scott on any future real estate deals in the Seattle area. And I would feel completely comfortable recommending Scott to anyone looking for a real estate agent."
"I want to thank you for all you did in helping me obtain my condo in Bellevue. You have been so efficient and so helpful in every way, far beyond what your role as Realtor and agent would specify. I want you to know how much I appreciate all you have done to facilitate the process. To say it in a lighter vein, "you went far beyond the call of duty"."
Alastair & Sarah
"We didn't know Seattle at all when we moved there. Scott was a recommendation from a friend, and it proved one of the best decisions we made during our time in Seattle. Scott is part of the good-people-dot-com team in addition to being an excellent realtor. He always has the best interest of the client at heart, knows the Seattle market better than anyone and makes the home buying and selling process fun. Scott is, and will always be, a friend and our realtor in the Seattle area. We trust his judgement and insights exclusively and would recommend him in a heart beat."
"Scott listened carefully to what we desired in a new home and made insightful suggestions to help us focus on the right property. In addition, his knowledge of the selling and buying processes, along with a great sense of humor made purchasing a new home an enjoyable experience."
Jeremy & Molly
"Scott Richards was professional, hard working and helped us break a record in our neighborhood for top price of any home sold. We made history!"
Jade & Samir
"Scott did an exceptional job representing us. He understood our challenges, showed us what was available and provided appropriate recommendations. He was always available to us at all times answering to all our needs, going above and beyond his role as our agent.
We have no hesitations in recommending Scott to our peers and friends and would call upon him again for our future needs."
Gerk & Shandon
"I would recommend Scott's services to anyone. His negotiation skills, commitment, savvy, and wealth of resources will put you at ease as a buyer or seller. As a seller, no one can market your home as well as Scott, he will absolutely get the most out of your investment. As a buyer, he will represent you with your best interest in mind, not his."
Frank & Margarita
"Scott orchestrated our first-time home selling experience to perfection. He literally rolled up his sleeves to put our house in selling order and then expertly managed the pricing and negotiations. The house sold in one day -- above the asking price. Simply put, Scott is extremely good at what he does. The cherry on top? He's one heck of a nice guy, too."
Justin & Lindsey
"Scott helped my wife and I search for a home in the Bellevue/Issaquah area in the Winter of 2014 until our purchase in June of 2015. Both Scott and Shelly were very professional and accommodating of our short notice home tour requests. Scott is very knowledgeable of all era's and styles of homes. We would usually walk into a home and Scott would point out things that could be fixed, should be fixed, should be left alone or things that made it a terrible decision. His honesty and no nonsense attitude is exactly what we needed. If you are looking for someone to help you find a home that fits your needs, skill level for renovation and budget, Scott is a perfect choice."
John & Kim
"We've known Scott personally for over 15 years; his personality and work ethic have always been of high caliber; we didn't hesitate at all to hire him to sell our house; he did a fantastic job by exceeding our expectations and we would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."
Chris & Kristy
"Scott is fantastic to work with. He helped us sell our home on Mercer Island in just days and helped us buy our dream house nearby. He was totally committed to us throughout the process and we highly recommend him!"
"I've worked with several different real estate professionals in the past twenty years, but Scott shines bright in an otherwise curiously complicated business. His knowledge, experience and negotiating skills made my transactions clean and simple."
"Recently my fiancee and I had the opportunity to work with Scott during our search for our first home. To say that we were a bit unsure of what we wanted would be putting it mildly, however, Scott never stopped working with us to fully realize what we liked and didn't like in a home. Six months later we landed in the perfect house.
Scott is a joy to work with and is exceedingly knowledgeable. His understanding of the myriads of contracts and forms is impressive, to say the least. On top of this, he is a lifer from the Eastside and knows the area like the back of his hand.
Laurie and I cannot recommend Scott Richards strongly enough when buying or selling a home."
"We recently sold our condo in Issaquah, WA earlier this year and we had a challenge seeing that we lived in Los Angeles, CA. Scott was referred to us from a family friend and I can't emphasize enough how amazing Scott was during the entire process. Scott handled everything from soup to nuts allowing me to focus on the things important to me back in LA. We ran across challenges we didn't expect and Scott continued to go above and beyond. The team he had in place to get our place cleaned up and staged was great and we easily got an extra 5% out of the staging process and marketing alone. I can't say enough if you are lucky enough to have Scott work with you on the sale of your home you will be blown away by the professionalism and knowledge in the industry and you will walk away 100% satisfied - I have no doubt."
Susan & Tom
"Scott made the process of buying our dream property a reality. Through his professionalism and negotiation talents we were able to purchase an incredible home. Scott exceeded our expectations of a realtor by keeping us continually updated on negotiations, helping us work through inspections and even crawling around the land looking for any kind of a deal breaker. He was always honest with us and kept our interests in the forefront. We couldn't have been better represented in making such an important investment."
Chuck & Melanie
"Moving is no easy process, but Scott actually made it fun. Our situation involved a relocation from California in a very short period of time. Scott understood our predicament and provided us with several options to make certain our transition was positive. Scott is knowledgeable, flexible, reliable and a great advisor. And we absolutely love our house! We give him all the credit in the world for making it happen for us."
Mark & Nancy
"It was a pleasure working with Scott, his professionalism and follow-up were beyond reproach. We have recommended Scott to both friends and family."
Gary & Brenda
"We started out with another real estate agent who came "highly recommended". After three months of all talk and no action, we turned to Scott and his team. The marketing strategy, initiative, and attention to detail resulted in the sale of our house despite a weaker real estate market. We couldn't be more pleased!"
Lance & Susan
"From the moment we contacted Scott Richards to sell our home he was in complete control of the process. He quickly and diligently lined up the pricing, photos, staging and had our home presented in the most favorable way possible. He personally hosted every showing putting the time in that was necessary to do the job right. Once the sale took place, his attention to detail was outstanding. He took us through every potential option and pitfall and we were prepared for every eventuality. It was truly a turnkey experience for us at the highest level."
Mark & Amanda
"Brilliant! Scott has become a trusted asset over years and several transactions, always ensuring that our best interests are looked after. I know that when we have any concerns related to buying or selling rental, vacation or investment property that Scott listens and understands our needs, wants and objectives. We have always been extremely impressed with the unique marketing plan for each property and attention to detail. Simply wonderful to know that Scott means and does what he says."
Bill ~ D&E Homes, Owner
"Being a residential home builder I come in contact with many agents and without question working with Scott is a welcome breath of professionalism. Scott has earned my trust and become my Realtor with his honesty, integrity and his professional workmanship manners."
John & Becky
"We were given the names of two realtors by our relocation counselor for our move from the Bay area to Seattle, Scott being one of the agents. After speaking with both agents, it became clear Scott's personal approach and involvement were exactly what we were looking for. In all of our house-hunting trips up to Seattle, some of them planned last minute, we were never farmed out to an assistant or co-agent; Scott always took the time to personally show us properties and neighborhoods he thought would work for us. The result was an unbelievably smooth offer process and escrow, and a home we absolutely love in the perfect location. We will happily pass along Scott's name to any colleagues or friends considering a move to the Seattle area. And should we ever have to move (which we hope doesn't happen!) Scott would be the first phone call we would make."
Ken & Amie
"In a time when everyone seems to know a realtor, I have found there is a night and day difference amongst them in qualifications, experience and demeanor. After spending a few moments with Scott Richards, I could tell he absolutely loves what he does and gains personal satisfaction from serving his clients. More importantly, Scott's qualifications and experience speak well of his accomplishments. I have recommened Scott Richards to family, friends and work colleagues. Scott truly represents his client's best interests and will not settle for anything less than excellence."
Al & Pauline
"Working with Scott Richards was a great experience. His enthusiasm, energy and personality got our home on Mercer Island sold. We had 2 other agents prior to Scott and must add that Scott reported and kept us informed on all happenings. After he took over, our home was sold within one month."
Bridget & Daniel
"Thanks to Scott, the daunting task of buying a new home was actually fun! His extensive real estate knowledge (especially in contractual matters) and network of contacts made us confident that each step was handled in the best possible manner.
From finding the perfect house to signing the final paperwork, the level of customer service was incredible every step of the way."
Jim & Katarina
"When it came to locating the right home for our family, the easiest decision was which realtor to work with. The choice was simple: Scott Richards is by far the leading expert on Mercer Island and Eastside properties and homes. His dedication and understanding of our needs, industry knowledge and genuine attention to detail and negotiation skills made the search and finally the purchase a pleasant experience for us. We highly recommend working with Scott and his team to anyone looking for five star, above and beyond realtor service."
"I met Scott while seeking information. He was incredibly open to sharing his knowledge and helping me out even if it did not involve a sale or purchase. Then, he sold a house for me that had been on the market a very, very long time. It was a difficult house and a difficult sale. Several other Realtors, reputed to be the area's best, had failed to sell it for me. He sold it for me. He is an amazing marketer and, in this case even more importantly, a masterful negotiator. Next he sold my house when I moved, after 20 years. His advice on staging was right on target and the house sold for top dollar in a week. Just waiting to be able to do some more real estate so I can again avail myself of Scott's expertise. He is, without reservation, the best Realtor I've run into or heard about. He's also a nice guy and really enjoyable to be around. And, believe me, I don't hand out accolades often."
Curt & Petra
"When we moved to Mercer Island we didn't know much about the Island but had pretty specific criteria and budget. Scott's professional friendly approach made the process enjoyable and successful. He proved himself to be very knowledgeable every step of the process which was very reassuring. We will absolutely work with Scott again."
"I highly recommend Scott. He is highly knowledgeable about small details that can have a big impact, and he brings a business-oriented perspective in understanding how to get the job done for his clients. Scott provided a high-touch support for us over several years in finding the right waterfront home. When we found the right home he made the deal happen in a very competitive market situation through smart financial approach and detailed execution (I don't think we would have been able to buy the house otherwise). After the sale, he worked with us on hiring builders to make the right improvements, and made the sale of our old home easy. Of course, he provided some humor along the way."