We are very impressed with the way Windemere, specifically Irene, handled our listing. My husband and I listed our property with another agency for 6 months with no success. We took it off the market and completed major renovations and upgrades and then relisted it with the same agency. We still had no offers after another 6 months, so we decided to try another agency and agent. We chose Irene and WIndemere because we felt confident that she would bring much needed energy to our listing. She met with us immediately and advised us on what we could do to further our chances of getting an offer. We took her advice and listed our house at a price point that we were comfortable with and that was competitive in the market. Irene staged and presented our house beautifully online and we immediately had people show interest. Irene communicated with us clearly after each showing and gave us feedback that was also very helpful. Within a month of listing with her we were in contract with a buyer. During the closing process he helped us understand each step of the way, and listened to our concerns and helped to alleviate our worries. We closed successfully and are very satisfied with the end result. In future transactions we will look to work with Irene and Windemere again, and we will definitely recommend her to others looking to buy or sell a house.
Micki and Rick Neal Freeland, WA
"We're the type who really like to do their research, especially for something as important as a real estate transaction. When it came time to part with our beloved home on Whidbey Island, we obviously wanted the very best agent we could find--not just someone who cared enough to genuinely understand and respect our needs throughout the process. After all, this wasn't just a house we were selling, it was our home that we really loved and had thought we'd watch our kids growup in over the next decade (or two). But circumstances change, and it was time to let go-- so the search for the perfect agent began.
After all of our research, we chose to list our home with Irene because of her energy, determination, professionalism, and all around get-it-done-with-a-smile-style -- if you meet her you'll know immediately what we're talking about! Sure, she came highly recommended and has a great track record, but more importantly, we wanted someone that we would want to buy a house from if we were the buyer or their agent. Our experience with Irene was awesome start to finish--thanks to her we quickly sold our home for a good price in a very tough market. Windermere is lucky to have Irene on their team, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a tireless advocate as they navigate what can be one of lifes more stressful undertakings.
Bill & Layna Fletcher, Seattle, WA
Our Agent, Irene Echenique, was very helpful. She worked hard to find something that fit our needs, communicated very well on process/status.
Ms. Reddy, Langley, WA
Through the professionalism, diligence and perserverance of Irene Echenique and Barbara Mearing; the sale of our home went through, despite challenges and circumstances that may have, without their attention, precluded the sale.
Ms. Defontes and Mr. Richards, Coupeville, WA
Sold home and bought new home!
We'd like to thank Windermere and Irene Echenique for the fantastic job done for us in selling our Sandy Hook home and buying a new home with acreage. Irene is an outstandiing agent, a real Asset to Windermere. She is very knowledgable, courteous, friendly, honest and very professional! She is quick to respond to phone calls and emails. Irene got to know us as a family, what we are like, what we wanted and what would work for us.
Bill & Sharri, Whidbey Island WA
Best of Both Worlds
While most people are looking for the perfect agent to sell their home and get them the most value out of their sale, we were looking for someone to get to know us, understand us, and help us realize our dream. Through every step of the process Irene was a superb communicator, anticipated our needs, and navigated us through each part of the process that was headed our way. She set expectations appropriately without diminishing our enthusiasm and enabled us to negotiate the purchase of our property in a smart, responsible, and concise way. Her experience, vast knowledge of the industry, and professionalism made this process completely painless and brought us the result we wanted. We will never have to look for a real estate agent again. She's the best
Eddie and Lisa Langley, WA