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Tracy promised us that she was "in it for the long haul" if that's what it took to find us the right fit; she kept her promise. While it didn't take the many years that we had thought it might, it was a bit of a slough. Tracy never seemed bothered by it. I think that she was more patient through it all than we were! She didn't mind "our style" of communication either. We can be direct and VERY honest, and she just rolled with it. She saw the positives where we sometimes couldn't and, a bit like a personal trainer, she cheered us on to keep looking and keep trying. Here we now stand with our beautiful property, poised to build a beautiful home.
I actually took a few days to come up with the right words that would give praise to Stephanie Korst at the level she deserves. We searched quite a while before choosing an agent that started well before we moved here. We read reviews, asked friends and co-workers, and talked with numerous area agents. But once we talked with Stephanie we knew our search was over and we were so glad that we took the effort in finding the right person. This was absolutely the best experience we could have asked for - of what can be a very stressful experience. I actually work in the housing service field and am well aware of the challenges both the housing field and providing professional, exceptional, and tailored customer service bring. However, Stephanie has mastered her profession. She provided nothing less than exactly what we were wanting in our agent. And I do have to say, through the process Stephanie became more than just an agent. What a personable and genuine personality, we felt completely confident when putting our trust in her. Through her continued contact, guidance, and direction of numerous new build phases, she was always there for us. Not once did she let us down or fail to promptly contact us with updates or return our calls and emails. I can't describe how totally satisfied we are with our choice of Stephanie and would without reservation highly recommend her to any new or experienced home buyer. You won't go wrong by choosing Stephanie when buying or selling a home. I also know that numerous people play a part behind the scene to make a real estate deal happen, and because of that, I must also give praise to the staff that Stephanie has in her corner, in particular, Elaine Hunt. Every encounter I had with Elaine was nothing short of exceptional. What a great experience all around, completely happy and will without a doubt use Stephanie again if I ever sell or buy in the future.
Cat was in our corner all of the way, through eight grueling months of disheartening setbacks. Her sincerity and professionalism blended with a sharp wit and a warm personality was the balm this persnickety pair needed to find the end of this rainbow. Thanks to you all as well for the stellar job selling for us and helping us find our new gem. We couldn't really be more satisfied. Bravo.
I have worked with a variety of realtors over the past decade - searching for our first family home. Cat Duke with Mike & Sandy Nelson Real Estate has bar none been the most straight forward and honest realtors we have ever worked with. The full team were nothing but helpful throughout the transaction (that had two 3rd party bumps - which were steered and managed beautifully). Thank you for your help!!
Stephanie Korst exceeded all my expectations she stays on top of things and ensures to keep you in the loop, through the entire purchase experience. Really customer obsessed and shows excellent ownership in everything she does, was a pleasure working with her.
I have both sold and bought a home through Mike and Sandi. Carlene Ryen is an absolute Gem! I would recommend this team to anyone who needs to purchase their dream home or sell their current property. They are professional, courteous and client oriented. The marketing they provide is phenomenal! If you are looking for a quality agency that puts your needs first then look no further.
All the people at Sandi Nelson Realty were great at looking and buying a New house and selling the old one. The agents keep us informed every step of the way. In order for all of this to be a success.
My girlfriend and I worked with Sharon to purchase our first home. She was knowledgeable, personable, and endlessly patient. She answered every question and explained every part of the process clearly. I would highly recommend Sharon.
I was assisted by Carli Ryen who not only is professional and dedicated, but is personable and caring of your needs. She is adaptable and goes out of her way to accommodate. Nothing but a glowing review for this fine establishment and it's lovely people!!!
Chris stuck with me for over a year and a half until we finally found my house! I can't thank Chris enough for all of her help and her amazing knowledge, not only didn't I find an amazing Real Estate Agent and Agency but I found a great friend during my adventure. Thank you so much Chris!
Great Service, Great Team effort in selling my house. Would highly recommend them, stuck with me through thick and thin, always a process in selling a home, comforting buyers, helping seller with repair people, dealing with problems. Can't say enough about agent Carli Ryen, awesome. Loved the whole team effort to get it done.
We just closed on our first house, our dream home actually, with Mike and Sandi Nelson Real Estate. Our situation was tricky and despite that it felt like a breeze thanks to Cat Duke especially, and the whole team at Mike and Sandi. They are prompt, efficient, and a pleasure to work with!
The home buying experience was as smooth as can be for me and my wife, we are (were) first time home buyers. We would definitely recommend them to our family and friends if they are looking for a Realtor. Thank you from Ken and Robin
We have been contemplating moving to the Poulsbo area for 6 years. During that time, Sandi never gave up on us and kept sending us listings! After renting for a year to test the water, we decided to purchase. I contacted the office and Cat Duke handled the whole process for us. Her advice and assistance were invaluable. Our 8th home purchase and by far the "smoothest" thanks to Cat!
Thank you to Carli and the crew at Mike and Sandi Nelson Realty for selling our home in two days. They made the process so easy and everything went pretty smooth. I would definitely recommend this company for buying or selling a home.
We had the best possible experience selling our home through Mike and Sandi Nelson Real Estate. Not only was our realtor (Dawn Pryde) responsive, respectful, honest, and encouraging but the entire staff we interacted with was pleasant, efficient, and timely! I will most definitely use this real estate office again. Thank you for making what trends to be a stressful time as easy for my husband and I as could be expected.
Looking for a new home with Betsy Schairer was like working with a friend. She was patient and thoughtful. Any concerns of ours became her concerns. She was a voice of reason any time we became worried. She was clearly knowledgeable but quickly pulled in experts when needed. Even after the sale she remained available and helpful. When we took possession of the house, we commented on some rolls of carpet in the garage. In spite of our (weak) protests, she helped us shove them into her car and they were no longer our problem. If you are buying a house, we recommend Betsy without hesitation.
Mike worked hard to get my sister the perfect house in Port Orchard The communication between myself, my sister, Mike and the office team doesn\'t get any better... We now own the home and it was a painless process so thanks to all. Looking forward to the Kitsap area.
Great service! Hard working agent that always went the extra mile. Strong advocate on our behalf. Sharon Martinelli is the best! I would highly recommend this company.
I would like to say that the process of buying my house was made easy due to my real estate agent Chris Berkhout. She was personable, timely, professional and sincere. Chris was most prompt in getting back to me on the questions along the way and always very cheerful and friendly. Buying a house is a stressful event and having Chris as my agent made it a positive experience. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone considering buying or selling a house.
I was a first time Home buyer and cringed at the stories i have heard about buying our first home. First off Mike and Sandi have the best website lots of info easy to use and good pictures. Our realtor was Chris Berkhout and she made everything super easy and made sure we understood the process. House shopping as i call it was simple my wife and i would find houses on the website we wanted to look at and let chris know which one and when we wanted to look and she took care of the rest. Once we found our home putting in the offer was simple as the shopping phase, Chris ensured we understood what we were signing, and got the offer in fast. After a small bit of negotiating our house is ours. I can say enough about Chris Berkhout and the entire Mike and Sandi Team. Bravo Zulu on a job well done!!!! OUTSTANDING
Janet Lovett was a fantastic realtor to work with and she really looked out for us during this process of buying a new home. She anticipated our concerns, was mindful of our desires and was respectful with our timeline and budget. I would highly reccomend her to anybody looking to purchase or sell a home; a very pleasant and upbeat, motivated person.
We loved working with Mike and Sandi Real Estate! Betsy Schairer was amazing and with us through every step of the process. We had no idea what we were doing as first time home buyers, and I really appreciated the time Betsy took to explain everything thoroughly. I felt comfortable asking her questions, no matter how silly I felt they were, and she was kind. She really cares about her clients, and the next time one of my family members or friends needs an agent, I will insist they call her. She is simply the best!
Sandi Nelson and her team have all the bases covered to sell our house and covered maney new unusual problems with a minimum of delay. You will like Sandi and the expert service she and her team provide.
Originally, I found Betsy Schairer as I was looking for land to build a house on, and she spent a lot of time helping me on my fool's errand. After half a year, I changed my mind and decided to buy a house. I went back to Betsy , and her care of our transaction was very detailed. She handled everything from inspections to escrow, and all I had to do was liquidate assets and sign a bunch of papers. I got below listing, and a closing credit. It was a professional, and relatively painless.
Honesty & Loyalty. In our first conversation with Carli Ryen she stated she works based on honesty and loyalty. After working with her, we would have to add one to the list: Integrity. She truly worked on our behalf as a buyer’s agent and had our best interest at heart. We were purchasing a home from out of state, so she knew that we might not be completely familiar with the area. She shared her knowledge of the area and made sure we understood both the pros and cons of each property. She was always accessible, never tried to push us out of our price range, and provided sound advice when it came to making an offer. She by far is the best agent we have worked with and would not hesitate to have as our agent again.
This is the 4th home Mike and I have bought. It never gets easy. It seemed especially difficult this time in light of the real estate fiascos of the last few years when many people ended up underwater. The most difficult part of the entire transaction was getting the loan approved. With our financial history it should have been a rather unremarkable process but like I said due to the recent debacles in the real estate market it was stressful. No fault of our realtor though. Sharon Martinelli was direct, punctual and professional. In one day we found exactly what we were looking for. We negotiated the buyer down, got our bid accepted and now, a month after we've moved in, we couldn't be happier. I highly recommend Sharon and the team at Mike & Sandi Nelson Real Estate.
They did an amazing job advertising and selling my home.
Sandi Nelson and her crew are outstanding professionals that made my sell go smooth and provided excellent service. There is a reason they are No#1 in Kitsap County. They will always have my business.
We worked with Betsy to buy our first home. She answered all of our questions promptly and walked us through the process. I was so thankful to have someone so caring and experienced help us find the perfect home. I have recommended everyone I know looking for a house to work with Mike and Sandi Real Estate!
We listed our home in Driftwood Key with Sandi Nelson. After 5 days on the market she brought us a full price offer. Sandi and her staff made the transaction smooth and effortless. We highly recommend Sandi & her staff.
Betsy Schairer is an excellent realtor! She was so helpful when my hubby flew out here to look at houses. She guided him through the cities and helped him pare down to an area that suited our families' needs. We were buying a newly built home, so she helped us with all the ins and outs of building a new home!
We were referred to Mike and Sandi Real Estate by the Dave Ramsey website. We were contacted within 24 hours of our initial inquiry, and have been treated like royalty ever since. Everybody from Mike and Sandi Real Estate has been very competent, helpful and has gone out of their way to make sure that the purchase of our new home went smoothly and quickly, even during the busy Christmas season. We are very thankful for how pleasant the process was and recommend Janet Lovett and Mike and Sandi Real Estate to everybody. Thank you for all you've done for us!
Janet Lovett was simply a real estate angel. Buying a home from across the country was a challenge. We had a unique set of "wants" for our home. She lead us to the perfect match. While we were packing away on the east coast, she met with contractors, plumbers, and inspectors to ensure the home was in great shape before we arrived. We can't thank her enough!!
Sandi Nelson was the listing agent for the home we purchased in Poulsbo in October. Whenever we had a question about the property or a request of the seller, Sandi responded quickly and thoroughly. While she clearly did a fine job in representing the seller, we came away feeling that we were dealt with fairly and honestly.
I just wanted to let you know how thankful we are for our realtor Chris Berkhout. She was AMAZING and helped us get our dream home! We got in contact with Chris about 4 years ago when we were barely starting to look into buying a home. We had called and ask about a price and were connected with her. We later set up an appointment and started our path in house hunting. We opted to wait and Chris was very understanding and told us to call when we were ready. After about a year an a half we called and were ready, we hit some curbs along the way and again, Chris was very understanding and told us to call when we were ready. I was so taken back when after so many years, she still checked in us and was available when we were ready to buy. When we were finally ready, even though people told me to go elsewhere, we choose to go with Chris as our realtor. Finally in late August of this year we were able to start again and that was because of Chris. She put us in touch with an amazing lender who understood our credit and helped us out. Chris has gone above and beyond for us and has helped this process go so smooth. We were very happy with her and felt very comfortable. She makes you feel comfortable and is very knowledgeable in all areas of home buying and willing to answer the million of questions we had. We first had put an offer to a home that was too good to be true and she made sure to walk us threw it with precaution. The house was infected with mold and Chris made sure we walked away. Every time we hit a bump along the road, she was there to console us and stayed positive. We finally found the home we now live in and Chris made sure we were on top of everything so that we could get it. She was very through and made this process so easy. We were able to purchase our home in an a month and I know she worked very hard to help us along the way. She worked weekends, took our calls late at night and worked with our crazy work schedules. I would highly recommend her to anybody, she is knowledgeable, kind, funny and makes you feel comfortable and not pressured at all. That's one thing I loved, there was never any pressure! My husband is military and I felt we could related to her on so many levels because she does work with many military families. My husband and I were so happy and were very pleased with her and the incredible service we received. I cannot describe how happy we are and how appreciative we are to Chris. You are an amazing company to have a realtor like her...she's a keeper! We were probably her longest and shortest customers! Thank you again, we would not be able to have this home without your company or our realtor, Chris!
We bought a home in Port Orchard and Janet Lovett from Mike and Sandi Nelson real estate was our buyers agent. She did a great job showing us some really nice homes that fit our wants/needs. She helped us find our perfect house, that was in our price range. She did an AMAZING job getting us into our home, she is a wonderful real estate agent and we will definitely recommend Janet Lovett, and Mike and Sandi real estate! Thank you!
My husband and I worked with Betsy Schairer on the purchase of our new home. She was very knowledgeable about all the ins and outs of our VA loan criteria. Even when Betsy had time off in the midst of our search, she had Carli Ryen help us out and they were right on point, as if Betsy herself was still there, it was wonderful. Betsy was a trooper, house after house, showing us everything we wanted to see and then some, helping us find "THE ONE". We are very happy with our home and would recommend Mike and Sandi Nelson, especially Betsy, to any and everyone. Thanks again.
Mike & Sandi Nelson were the listing agents on a home we purchased last year. They were very thorough and timely during the negotiations and all aspects of the sale. We are glad to have found them and will definitely use them the next time we buy or sale a house. We would highly recommend them!
Couldn't have had a better experience !
Sandi Nelson and her team did an excellent job of not only selling my brothers home, but assisting with the end clean up and negotiating excellent rates from contractors on doing necessary repairs to sell the home. They all went above and beyond to make this a smooth transaction.
The service we received from Sandi Nelson and her team was very professional and personal. They did a great job representing our home and kept us updated on the current market, giving us constructive advice to help in the sale of our home. I would recommend their services.
Sandi Nelson, Chris Berkhout and Carli Ryen really helped us with a tricky short sale that nearly fell apart by the end. They worked extra hard with negotiations to help us come to a reasonable conclusion! Their expertise and knowledge really put our minds at ease and they truly proved why you want a team on your side!!
Kudos to Janet Lovett: Please forward our extreme satisfaction in the way Janet handled the sale of our land in Port Orchard. She was very patient with us and guided the selling process to a successful end. Janet is a definite keeper.
Chris Berkhout and Elaine Hunt were awesome! Chris was so patient in our search which took approximately 6 months to find THE house. She was always very quick to return calls or emails and to get us into see the numerous houses we wanted to see. Elaine as the transaction coordinator...couldn't ask for better. Great communication and listener. Kept everything as smooth as possible
5 star all the way! Made our purchase so easy. Carli Ryen, Sandi Nelson, Elaine Hunt, Faith Forman are now all on board to help us sell our other home! I hope I have Faiths name right she is the friendly voice that answers the phone.
All of my praise goes to Betsy Schairer. However, if Sandi Nelson had not employed Betsy, we could not have been her clients. From start to finish, Betsy's knowledge of the local housing market and realtor processes made for a very easy purchase of our home. She put together an extremely competent team. Whenever we had question, she knew the answer and she responded quickly. I greatly appreciated her frankness and honesty regarding my individual situation. Since she was so attuned to my needs, she only needed to show me 8 houses before I knew it was the right one. Betsy worked selflessly and even sacrificed her own time to ensure I stayed satisfied. I can't praise her enough.
We could not have been happier with our decision to choose Mike and Sandi Nelson Real Estate for our home search and purchase! Our agent, Betsy Schairer, is amazing!! She is everything we needed, informed, quick to respond, understanding, so relatable and sweet as can be! We assumed buying a foreclosed home would be tedious and grueling. Betsy made it a breeze! We have already referred to family members and a handful of friends. We are so happy with our new home and look forward to using Betsy with Mike and Sandi Nelson, again!
Great working with this company and all involved. They were quick, and very professional. I will highly recommend them. We knew each step as it was happening. They were very kind and respectful. If I were to ever buy again I would use Betsy Schairer.
We worked with Carli Ryen to sell our house and Betsy Schairer to buy our new house. Both ladies were amazing! They were there to support us, and answer the millions of questions I threw their way. Their responses were prompt. I would highly recommend both Carli and Betsy to anyone interested in selling their house or purchasing a new one!
Before, my wife and I thought buying our dream house was just an illusion. But, with Betsy's expertise, knowledge, kindness and patience to us, our dream came into reality. No joke, we had have lots of questions yet Betsy always have solid answers. She addressed every situation and concern we had. She even went extra mile to find solutions to our needs. Betsy Schairer made all the transactions smoothly. We are so blessed to work with such a good realtor.
We used Betsy, too, and she stood by us through months and months of looking - and having to close on another house, in another STATE, and get the new house here all set before the moving truck from Michigan arrived. It was down to the last minute but Betsy was a calm presence throughout - upbeat, sweet, and supportive. Thanks again Betsy, and to Mike and Sandi for bringing this lovely lady onboard!
I worked with Janet Lovett, and she did a super job. She was guiding me and was patient with my ever changing ideas, she didn't let me get too excited where it was not right. She is an amazing agent and I am very grateful.
Carlene Ryen from Mike and Sandi worked with us to sell our house. Our house was on the market for 5 hours before it sold! I was amazed with how great Carli Ryen was to work with. She was honest, hard working, and professional. She answered all of our emails and phone calls quickly! I felt like I was working with an old friend the entire time! I highly recommend Carli to anyone who is looking to sell their home.
Sandi Nelson came to us highly recommended, after recently selling one of our neighbors homes. After our interview with Sandi, and discussion of comps and the sales process, we had no need to interview anyone else. We knew this was the right team for the job. Sandi was very active in the entire process, from staging to discussing feedback on showings, to realistic and fair discussions of expectations. Ms. Nelson was available when we had questions, and that was not always during regular business hours. Finally, one of the significant strengths of the process was the professionalism of the team Sandi has assembled. The entire team is positive, professional, and clearly has made the effort to know and understand the priorities of their customers.
We are first time home buyers and our agent Janet Lovett literally held our hands through the whole process. She demonstrated an outstanding knowledge of the process and was very flexible and prompt when scheduling showings.
Mike & Sandi Nelson Real Estate was highly recommended to me by friends in a Facebook request for a reliable real estate agency. I was very impressed with Sandi & her team the moment we met, and was confident that they would be the right fit for my needs. Sandi & her team did not disappoint. Any time I had a question, they were readily available to answer, and they never made me feel uncomfortable about asking multiple questions or needing an explanation in layman's terms. I love this team & will most definitely use them in the future and will certainly recommend them to anyone, whether they are in the market to buy or sell.
Stephanie Korst is amazing. She is so patient and kind. I have been so needy this whole process and quite nervous and excited. She has been there for my family every step of the way never letting us go longer than a few minutes without a reply. I fully believe that we would not have had as smooth of a time with anyone else as we have had with her. A++++ all the way. Thanks Stephanie!
Straight forward honest business. Friendly, personable, and available yet completely professional. If I could sum up the Sandi Nelson team in one word it would be INTEGRITY. How refreshing!
Undoubtedly the easiest transaction I have ever had!!! I have been a agent in my past life so I had a idea on the process but I must admit Sandi Nelson and her team went over and above making the selling process as seamless as possible. They took care of handling all the inspection requests.....even the Health letter. My husband and I have bought and sold numerous properties through the years and this transaction stood out as being the least stressful in that every problem was addressed by Sandi's team. Hats off to them!!!!
Carli Ryen helped my husband and I sell our home in Bremerton. Carli was very personable, knowledgeable, and possesses excellent negotiation skills. As first time home sellers, we felt confident, from our first meeting with Carli, that we could trust her with our home sale. From start to finish, Carli was consistently on top of every detail of our transaction and kept us informed every step of the way as well as answered our questions promptly. We had a couple of minor hiccups, at no fault of Carli, but she worked hard behind the scenes to remedy any issues that arose. She was also tactful in keeping us realistic when necessary as i'm sure we didn't always make things easy for her, but she handled us with grace and professionalism. Carli is very hard-working and a fantastic realtor whom we highly recommend to anyone!
We recently bought a home in Poulsbo and felt so lucky to find Betsy Schairer at Mike and Sandi Nelson real-estate. I knew she would be great by her super fast response to any question or concern we had.... something we didn't get from other realtors. She had new listings sent to us daily and even though we were searching from out of state Betsy made it easy. She even previewed properties for us. We couldn't be happier and really felt like she was on our team. She seemed to be always available to us. Great and fantastic service. So happy we found them.
Stephanie Korst is in one word AMAZING! We were first time home buyers who had done no research and had no idea what to expect when it came to purchasing our new home. Stephanie went above and beyond anything we could imagine. She took the time to get to know us, explained every term we didn't understand, and answered all of our questions quickly and professionally. She showed us house after house until we found the one to call home. (An almost 4 month process, due to pickiness) We highly recommend Stephanie and the team at Mike & Sandi Nelson Real Estate, and when its time to expand, we will definitely be giving Stephanie a call.
Janet Lovett was amazing and helped us buy a banked owned house from a bank that was very hard to deal with! She was patient and encouraging throughout the whole process.
We worked with Janet Lovett to purchase a home for my mom. Janet was extremely knowledgeable, responsive and patient. She helped to guide us along the way and insured we didn't over pay for a house we were looking at initially. We ended up purchasing a new construction home, and Janet was very familiar with the process and helped us through each step. I would highly recommend her!
Sandi Nelson and her team are fantastic. She is an exceptional seller's agent. Sandi advised me on the entire sales process. She pointed out ways to improve the home all while keeping in mind what would be the "best bang for the buck". She was always one step ahead in the process, advising me of what to expect and possible contingencies and alternative paths to get the home closed throughout the advertising process, the inspection, and the appraisal. I am lucky to have had her as my agent in this transaction and look forward to using her as my selling agent next summer on another property. Highly recommend using her and her team as a selling agent.
My husband and I had a wonderful home buying experience with the help of Chris Berkhout. We would definitely recommend Chris to our friends. Everything went so smoothly that I guess we were meant to buy this home. We were looking for a home that reminded me of Hawaii, where I am from. As soon as I stepped in the door I knew this was the one. I have made this home my island home. Mahalos Chris for all your patience and help.
Sandi Nelson has a great team! I connected with my agent before moving across country. She followed through before we even moved out. Sandi's team is professional, went above and beyond, coordinated everything for us, and understood our needs. They know the area, they know the neighborhoods, they understand different kinds of buyers and have a great team of professionals they work with. The companies they work with are excellent. Our agent was so very responsive and even left her house when her in-laws were visiting to see a house on the spur of the moment. THANK YOU Team Sandi!
We were nervous about the prospect of buying a house for the first time. Janet Lovett not only walked us through the process and answered our endless questions, but she spent countless hours researching and taking us to see houses all over our search area that met our unique criteria. She brought to the table extensive knowledge of the VA loan process, which we had heard was daunting at best & went above and beyond for showings until we found the 'one' that was right for us! She stuck with us through all of the paperwork, red tape & 'gibberish' until we had our keys in hand and to this day still makes time to answer questions that have come up since. I am so in love with our house and have Janet to thank for making the process seamless and easy. She helped make our dream a reality!
Mike & Sandi Nelson's Real Estate is and was a great experience. We love our safe neighborhood and all the friendly people that surround us. Thank you so much for being a part of our start in Silverdale.
My family and I enjoyed our experience with Mike & Sandi Nelson Real Estate. Betsy Schairer was our agent, and she is amazing. She is patient and kind and worked nonstop to help us find our dream home. Even though we bought our house over a year ago, Betsy still checks in on us! I tell everyone I know to trust Mike and Sandi Nelson Real Estate.
Betsy Schairer, our agent, was a wonderful help in our search for a new home. She worked with us over nearly a year, calling and emailing about different houses, measuring the rooms and providing wonderful advice. She has the patience of Job!
I had a great experience buying my first home with Betsy Schairer. She was there for me every step of the way answering every question, and walking me through the process. She is still in contact with me, making sure I'm still doing well and happy with my house. I have recommended her to friends and will have her help me with my next house.
Dear Mike and Sandi Nelson, We are writing this review because of the exceptional service we received from your office, and specifically our real estate agent Sharon Martinelli. From the moment we began our search for our perfect house (and our needs were many!), Sharon was always there with a friendly smile and a patient determination to help us find exactly what we were looking for. And believe me we had her take us through a lot of houses. When we finally found the perfect one for us she guided us through the exciting, but sometimes daunting, process of closing. She was always patient and helpful with our many questions and even when we got frustrated she helped us through it. We have recommended your company to many of our friends who may be looking to buy a house in the future. If we are ever in need of future services we will definitely look to you for our needs. We will always be thankful to Sharon and your company for helping us find our dream home.
Mike & Sandi Nelson Real Estate was wonderful to work with. Janet Lovett was our realtor and she is very knowledgeable and professional. Everything about selling our home was an easy process and I believe it is because the staff is first class. It was such a pleasure to work with everyone!
Sandi Nelson, We just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to you and your team (Faith, et al) for providing us with a very positive experience when it came to the selling of our home. Having dealt with the public before, we know that whenever you are dealing with money, it can sometimes get a little sticky, to put it mildly. Consequently, we went into this process with an idea that we wanted to find one of the more highly rated or highly evaluated realtors in this area and doing our research on-line, you and your team were one of the agencies that kept surfacing to the top. We also wanted to come into this process not wanting to be "greedy," but wanting a fair price for our home, especially given some of the maintenance and upgrade expenditures we put into it. I don't know how you feel, but we think we accomplished this goal as well and obtained a fair price for our home, especially given what people were willing to pay for it. (We would be interested in getting your feedback on this from your perspective.) We really appreciated your willingness to listen to us. Cannot emphasize that enough. We recognize that sometimes as the realtor you certainly have to put your foot down based upon your experience, but we very much appreciated the communication and dialogue that went on. We understand that we move on, but you have to work with the other real estate agents and the home maintenance workers and the inspectors AND have to work with your clients. It is not an easy thing to do and we appreciated your taking our interests into consideration given these other factors. In closing, if you need a reference in the future, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will give you and your team the highest accolades and praise when it comes to the home selling experience. Thank you again.
To Mike & Sandi Nelson Real Estate, I would like to bring to your attention the outstanding job that Chris Berkhout did when assisting us with our house purchase. We could not have asked for a better experience in purchasing our home and would, without reservation, highly recommend her to anyone purchasing a home. We needed to purchase a home in Kitsap County while still being physically located in Hawaii. As one can imagine buying a house sign unseen can be stressful. My daughter strongly recommended Chris as she had assisted my daughter in buying her home a year or so back. We were not disappointed. Chris advised us, guided us to the specifics of the local market, and supported when we got discouraged. Once we found a house (due to Chris' know what we wanted and notifying us expeditiously about a new listing) we followed her direction and put in an offer. She continued her support and was very helpful when navigating the financial arena and was always quick to respond and happy to help! I am pleased to say we purchased the home and are extremely satisfied with it. The simple truth is that we could not have done it without the counsel, guidance, and professionalism of Chris Berkhout. She is a remarkable asset to your agency and the community at large!
Being a first time home buyer Stephanie Korst was a tremendous help guiding us through the process. She was always available to answer our many questions and gave us much needed guidance during the negotiation phase.
Dear Sandi, I just wanted you to know about my fortunate run in with Chris Berkhout that led me and my wife to the path of home ownership. It all started with me calling her office to get an answer to a question regarding a possible purchase of a geodesic home. I had a lender who was being very slow to assist us and told us geodesic would not be possible. Well Chris thought it was possible if we went through Justin Vian to do this. Unfortunately due to the inability to find comps, it turns out Chris was inaccurate on this one issue, but that's not really something she probably had encountered before. I feel certain that if We had not found Chris we would still be looking for a lender who could work with all our needs. It is for this reason that I must say that Chris is much more than an outstanding realtor who knows her business quite well. She became the perfect go between to connect us with a lending institution that could meet our needs. Quite frankly, she is my perfect envisionment of the kind of realtor I had hoped to find. I had tried a few others before and none of them had the level of energy and enthusiasm coupled with knowledge that permeated her core essence. Chris always answered our questions by being an excellent communicator with the sellers agent. She worked so well with the communications between us and the inspector. She kept us informed on everything from the very beginning of the process of getting qualified to shopping for homes, dealing with inspectors to finalizing. She helped us to truly understand so much. She eliminated the dreaded elements of surprise so common with trying to find a good home. I could go on for ever and I know I've forgotten half of what she did, its all becoming fuzzy, but Ill never forget how professional she was and how grateful me and my wife were to find someone who was also a friend during this whole process. it almost felt as if Chris was the one buying a home at times due to her level of excitement and enthusiasm she displayed during the whole process. I would welcome Chris to use my testimonial any place she likes in any form of advertising because we can’t say enough good things about her, and her services come highly recommended by me and my wife. I would also like to give my many thanks to the team working with production manager Justin Vian at mortgage solutions. He was so professional and so proud of the product in lending services that he provided. He was very honest, very personable, and just felt like my great uncle I never had. He even offered to help move a couch at one point. He was so helpful and always called us throughout the whole process for one on one consultation to keep us happy and free from the fear of something unexpected hitting us out of left field. He really is an excellent man to do business with. Thank you so much Justin for all you’ve done for us!! Then there's the rest of the team at mortgage solutions, they were all so amazing. Last but not least, Sandi and Mike real estate, you folks rock. what a team of professionals. thanks so much for assisting with all the paperwork from afar. It was such an amazing help that you have paperwork and signings of all the pre ownership docs available to sign online. this was so essential to our being able to be on time as me and my wife were and still are over the road truck drivers just trying to stick to a tight schedule without all the pressures that come with home finance landings and approvals. in closing, may I say what a blessing it was for me and Mary to find #1 CHRIS BERKHOUT realtor of the year in our book!! and her very professional team at "Mike and Sandi Nelson REAL ESTATE” followed by JUSTIN VIAN at MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS. We couldn’t have done it without you.
We worked with Betsy from Sandi's office, Betsy is a local and her insight helped us tremendously before we even started looking for a house. Because we were coming in from out of town, over the course of a weekend Betsy helped us look at a several houses and her patience, upbeat attitude and understanding about the market and houses was extremely valuable. With all her support, we found a house in Seabeck that we are extremely excited to be moving into!
BETSY SCHAIRER!!! That's the realtor you want! She is on top of EVERYTHING! She goes above and beyond, even sat on hold for 90 minutes to clear up an issue that was holding us up from closing. Professionalism 100% and then some. We could not have asked for a better experience.
Working with Stephanie Korst at Mike & Sandi Nelson Real Estate made finding and purchasing a home easier than our previous home buying experience. She was patient, understanding of any concerns we had, always available, knew where to find real answers to questions we had. Stephanie is very personable, she is as much a people person as she is a real estate agent, allowing us to focus on finding and purchasing a home. When discussing home buying with friends, universally, we heard complaints about their realtors while we can only sing praises about working with Stephanie.
Last year, due to my husbands job we had to relocate from New York to Washington. Knowing practically no one in Washington, we decided to start our search for the perfect house and the perfect person to help us find our place via the internet. After emailing quite a few agents, we finally found Chris Berkhout. She was so fast to respond to any of our questions via email or text that we knew we had the person we were looking for. We were on a bit of a time crunch, so she sent us over her listing portal and encouraged us to ask questions and be very open to what we could look at when we came out to visit prior to buying. This went on for weeks, my husband and I compiled a list and made the travel plans to visit and see all of the houses we were able to. When we finally met Chris in person, it was like reconnecting with and old friend. She had patience, and showed us just about every listing we asked for over the period of a few days (we must have seen at least 20 homes). One of the last days we were there we found our perfect home. We looked, then went back, drove by when no one was home, drove by again, and then decided to make an offer. Since this was the first time we have ever been in a position to purchase a home due to relocation every few years, we really didn't know what the home buying process was like, Chris was with us every step of the way. She remained with us, despite other clients, and basically gave her expertise in VA Loan assistance, putting in the offer, the inspection and the walk through (which she did for us, when we couldn't) and ensuring all the documents to purchase were completed on time. Not only did we become home owners in a matter of a week of looking with Chris, but she went above and beyond when it came to making sure the deal went smoothly in the months to come with the closing, especially since we were in two completely different states and had a 3 hour time difference. We have been in our home for 8 months now, and it has been such a great experience. I still am still in contact with Chris, and she is always available if I have questions about anything (including some surprise home maintenance issues). She has truly made me grateful we went with her through this process, we would have been lost without her!
I am extremely happy with the way my purchase has been handled. I am in Florida and my daughter is there. Chris Berkhout has been very helpful every step of the way, taking care of every problem with the house and handling all of the details while my daughter was out of town. I can't give her enough raves about her service. Thank you so much Chris. I am really looking forward to finally meeting you as soon as I get everything wrapped up down here.
Betsy Schairer was a professional from the word go! She made my home buying experience easy, fun and painless. Never have I met anyone with the knowledge she has of the area and the ability to negotiate in a friendly professional manner to get you the very best price!
This is the best Real Estate office I have ever worked with and it was a great experience! Betsy Schairer helped me look at homes and learn the area for over two years while I retired and was able to sell my home in Port Angeles. If Betsy had to be out of town then Janet would help me and she's great too! It was a very professional yet fun experience...Thanks!
Betsy Schairer was my realtor, the Best! Very professional and helped me from beginning to closing. I recommend her to everyone needing help with buying a home. The time she took and patience showing us what we wanted to see in a new home was immeasurable.
Very positive experience buying our first home with Betsy Schairer as our agent. She was very responsive, communicative, and on top of all the details. She helped us understand the process and our options at each step along the way. She did a good job helping us set realistic expectations based on her knowledge of the current market. We couldn't be happier with our new home!
Our initial meeting was with Sandi and Carlene, and Carlene was our realtor. We couldn't be happier with the experience selling our home. Even though we were two states away during almost the entire listing, we never felt out of the loop thanks to the entire Mike & Sandi Nelson Real Estate team keeping us informed. We definitely picked the right realtor, and highly recommend anyone else selling their home to consider Mike & Sandi Nelson Real Estate.
Sharon Martinelli organized our purchase working with a very tight schedule and helped us purchase our new home without a hitch. Sharon and her team were professional and personal. The experience exceeded our expectations!
Sandi Nelson Realty, and in particular, Janet Lovett acting as our agent were extremely helpful in our recent purchase of a lovely home in Poulsbo. Buying from out of state, Janet kept us constantly on top of what was going on - we were highly satisfied with the personal and professional service she provided to us.
Recently sold our home, and Mike & Sandi Nelson Real Estate was the lead on our property. We worked primarily with Carli Ryen, and any time a question or concern arose, Carli was quick on the ball to get a solution! Her knowledge of contractors of a wide variety also helped us save a fair amount of money on necessary work to be done prior to selling. Overall, the process was smoother with their assistance, and closing went off without a hitch.
Dear Sandi, We believe we first met you on the phone when we called you back last summer - you then had your broker, Carli Ryen help us with the sale of a kind of tricky property. We have to tell you that she was nothing but outstanding! She went so above and beyond on everything she did for us and she always got back with us promptly with every contact we made. We have had some times when we could not really be working on this whole process due to illness and deaths and Carli was nothing but supportive and understanding. This property as we mentioned, ( and as you well know), had some complications and we had the huge disadvantage of not living near by, but Carli stepped in on so many issues being our eyes and ears,etc. Carli was continually positive and very much on the top of things from getting a local handyman ( who was amazing as well) to getting all of the details for the legal aspects of the sale figured out. We have wondered in the past ( due to a father who always did buying and selling himself) what all does a realtor do to earn their commission, but Carli not only showed us but she more than earned her commission on this sale! If we knew every realtor would work as hard and be as supportive and understanding as Carli - we would not even pause before calling one! ( We wish your company and Carli were over in our area for any future real estate needs we might have!!) We want to thank you and Carli for helping us with this sale - it is a huge load off our minds and a tremendous help with my mom’s retirement needs!
Excellent service! Carli was professional and always personable. She was prompt to respond and beyond helpful in making sure things got done. Her experience and knowledge were invaluable. I don't feel I could have made a better choice.
We did the entire transaction remotely so the support and attention to detail had to be great and it was. We process was fast and all of the extra coordination required was handled quickly.
This office is really good at selling homes for the top price. Great people to work with as well!
We worked with Betsy Schairer and she was wonderful! As first time home buyers we were unsure of ourselves and what we wanted. Betsy was very patient and answered every question we ever asked, in a way we understood, no matter how trivial. She was always up front with us about potential problems and what we should expect. She wasn't trying to scare us just educate us. We sent many e-mails and made phone calls and Betsy always responded within ten minutes. Once we decided to put in an offer she was a strong advocate for us. Betsy was always prepared, always had a kind word and was always smiling. We had such a positive experience with Betsy and I would not hesitate to refer my family, friends and acquaintances to her.
Chris Berkhout is absolutely awesome!! Was never to busy to help and went out of her way to accommodate our work schedules to see homes even on late days or weekends. The best customer service we have had with anyone. If we ever were to buy or sell or recommend we would only consider her. Thank you we are truly pleased.
Our agent, Janet, went above and beyond to make our home buying experience run smoothly. Her knowledge of the market, and professional and pleasant demeanor made her a joy to work with. She was on top of the whole process and kept us well informed. Her persistent follow through on the inspection items ultimately helped us purchase the home of our dreams! We would highly recommend her!
The Mike and Sandi team listed and sold our home very quickly. The market analysis for the area was precise which we feel is very important for selling a home. They know the area well and we would recommend their team for selling your home!
I recently purchased a home in Poulsbo Wa and had the good fortune to work with an extremely dependable devoted and kind agent. Whether you are new to the area like me or you have lived in the area forever, Betsy Schairer is the person to work with. She is without a doubt one of the best real estate agents that I've ever worked with. She is fair in her dealings with everyone. She covers all the bases. If escrow needs something she's on it. If the buyers need help after close of escrow she's on it. She is one smart cookie. Her broker is also wonderful. She really went to bat for me to get my escrow closed. This is a terrific office. I would imagine everyone affiliated with this office is terrific. I recommend this office and highly recommend Betsy Schairer for all your real estate needs. I'd give 10 stars if it was an option.
Working with Stephanie Korst was a fantastic experience in buying our first home. She sailed over various hurdles and kept us moving forward, always with a great can-do & will-do attitude. She's invincible! Thanks to her and the rest of the team, we closed right on time. Highly recommend them in every way. Thanks, Stephanie!
Great experience!!! Betsy was extremely helpful and guided us with our first home purchase. She answered all of our questions and was with us every step of the way. My wife and I were very pleased with the level of service and commitment from her and would happily have her help us again for future purchases.
Sandi Nelson and her team performed with excellence and professionalism throughout the sale of my home. Then know the Kitsap County area and its market extensively. They kept communications open throughout the entire process. Even through circumstances that were beyond their control. I appreciated the teams candor, honesty, and integrity. Thank you to Sandi and her team for all of their efforts and hard work!!
Working with Sandi was a great relief. She helped in areas that I would not have even though of. A wonderful person to work with and her team of professionals help make this sale go very smoothly. I can't say enough other than thank you and I WILL recommend them to anyone who is looking for a Real Estate agent for either buying or selling a home.
Betsy, our realtor, was on top of everything. All parts of buying a home went very smoothly. Betsy and others in the office were always willing to answer questions and help in any way. As first-time home buyers it can seem daunting, but we felt well educated and in good hands.
Recently closed on our new house in Poulsbo, and have nothing but great things to say about Janet Lovett. She made the process go as smoothly as possible, was straight forward about everything, and just helped as much as she could around every corner. Any hiccups, she was quick to provide her help and knowledge on how to move forward. I would recommend buying a home with Janet by your side to anyone I know!
Stephanie was the best realtor anyone could have. She really helped make my dream come true. Stephanie was not afraid to go the extra mile with closing and get the job done. Truly the best realtor in Kitsap County!
We worked with Sharon Martinelli as our real estate agent (Via Mike and Sandi Real Estate). She was very knowledgeable about the Kitsap area and gave great advice when purchasing our property. We did a construction loan with a land purchase and it was smooth the whole way. We would recommend them to anybody looking for a great real estate agent!
We worked with Betsy for Mike and Sandi Real Estate and it was the best experience we've had with a WA real estate company. We had worked with realtors in the past who only had their own interests in mind and this was a world of difference. Betsy fought for us every step of the way and took care of everything. It was so painless in spite of a few lender issues that came up- Betsy handled any crises with speed and care. Loved our experience!
Mike Gray was outstanding in helping us find the right house for our son. We felt no pressure from him but a genuine desire to help. He went above and beyond in assisting our son get into the home. He communicated with us regularly throughout the process (we live in another state) and followed up expeditiously whenever a question arose. Great experience with a terrific agent.
Working with Betsy Schairer during the long process that was buying our new home made the whole ordeal much more bearable. She was always encouraging and pretty much held our hands in commiseration over the many delays in the building process. She's the consummate professional, immediately responding to our many emails. She's funny, personable and kind as well. We definitely recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home!
We love our agent Tracy Wall. She was super helpful in walking us through the process of our first home, she listened to what we were looking for (we were a bit complicated since we had a few requirements but most of it was "can I make this work") and she was great in finding the house that we bought but also the 3 runner ups! We will definitely be calling her up when we look for our next house.
After having dealt with a couple other Realtor's and being completed disappointed, we found Mike and Sandi. My husband and I had only been here for a few months after transferring from the other side of the country, these people made us feel like family! Our problems were their problems, our wants and needs were their first priority!! Its easy to see why they are voted number one for Kitsap county. If your a military family, first time or 2nd time home buyer and you don't feel like being drug thru the mud, go with Mike and Sandi. Betsy was our go to girl for Mike and Sandi and she is great!!!! If you want to buy or sell, you can NOT go wrong with Mike and Sandi Nelson. A++++
Mike and Sandi's marketing expertise is second to none. The photos they took showed the property at its very best. They really know how to get serious potential buyers to visit the property. They were always readily available by phone or e-mail whenever questions arose. They are tops!
The team at Mike & Sandi Nelson Real Estate was absolutely great to work with! This was our first home purchase, and they were there with us every step of the way making sure all of our questions were answered. We were repeatedly impressed by their knowledgeability, helpfulness and responsiveness throughout the whole process. There is no question about who we will work with for any future real estate needs and who we will be referring friends to!
Mike and Sandi's team are the best. They made our home search and purchasing experience very pleasant. A special thanks to Janet who took care of all of our requirements and worked day and night so that we could find and close on the house of our dreams.
Mike and Sandi Nelson were wonderful. They were very responsive to our needs and asked us all the right questions to ensure we were getting just the right house. They helped us purchase our dream home and sale our existing home in one week!!!
People and businesses throw around a lot of words like trust and honesty and value. But what do they really mean? Is that really the customer experience? I've met some wonderful and talented realtors in my community; several are good friends. But selling or buying a home is business - and I only trust my transactions to Mike and Sandi Nelson. My family had an unusual piece of residential property on the market for more than five years. When Mike became our realtor, he brought us a buyer in five weeks. The right buyer. Mike and Sandi - and their team - aren't focused on today's sale. They create relationships for life. They match buyers and sellers and properties that leave everyone satisfied. We're all neighbors, and the Mike & Sandi team know that if they focus on the customer - on you - and do everything in their power to ensure you are satisfied. Well, they know that their business prospers when every customer - buyer or seller - is pleased. You are more than a customer to them; most of their customers become family friends. Why do I recommend Mike & Sandi Nelson Real Estate again and again? Because you can trust them. They are honest. And you can be sure you'll get the best value for your property.
In real estate, presentation is everything. Mike and Sandi Nelson have used this concept as a cornerstone to their Success. From their initial presentation, to the marketing of the property, down to negotiating the final closing; their presentations are clear, concise and effective. Being Kitsap County's #1 realtor isn't something that just happened. They did it the "Old Fashioned Way". They earned it.
Our agent Janet Lovett of Mike & Sandi Nelson team was one of the best people that I have ever worked with! Always patient and answered any question that we ever had, even if it was a dumb one. We looked at several and I do mean several houses before we choose the one that we bought. Janet was always there explaining the process. This team made my house buying experience seamless. I would not hesitate to call or use them again for any of my real estate needs.
When we bought our first home 3 years ago, Mike and Sandi walked us through every step in the process. They made us feel like we really had the most knowledgeable team working for us, and they truly had our families best interest at heart. We found the home of our dreams! Mike and Sandi not only knew great information about the home, but also additional info that really helped like what the neighborhood was like and local information. I was so happy I referred my parents to them, we were worried it would take awhile for the farm to sell. They had a full price offer within 2 week: Mike and Sandi also helped them find a new piece of property that is amazing, they are not just our realtors but wonderful people who have really changed our lives.
Mike and Sandi Nelson Real Estate have just quickly SOLD a second piece of property for us. This time it was an unusual property - 15 acres with orchard, meadows and forest and a home, cabin, barn, and outbuildings. They take wonderful, complete pictures and then write such informative and inviting descriptions of the property - plus - the surrounding amenities and unique community - that they help buyers understand why it would be so nice to live there. Mike and Sandi are so professional and nice, a delight to work with.
Mike and Sandi - Please know that your transaction coordinator was PERFECT and very PATIENT with me through this process. I am VERY glad she was there to answer all of my crazy questions :) So thank you for her and thank you for helping me sell my home. Aside from being COUGARS (I still can't believe I didn't fire you the moment I saw that sticker on your car), your good people and it was a pleasure working with you!
I have owned 4 homes prior to this & this purchase has been the most simple. Everything went smoothly. I greatly appreciate your efforts. We highly recommend your services!
Mike & Sandi - Thank you for your expertise in getting our house sold. We are enjoying seeing the kids and living so close to church, shopping, + 24 Hour Fitness. (I even joined). We sure had to downsize, but it feels good! Thanks again!
Sandi & Mike - Congratulations on having your own office & for selling our place on Chico Way. The flyers were impressive!
Mike Nelson and Elaine Hunt were very professional every step of the way in the long-distance sale of my house in Kingston (I'm currently in Savannah, Georgia). Despite never having been there in person during the selling process, I knew I could count on them to represent my best interests and was kept informed and up-to-date on all the activity with my house during the selling process. Having dealt with another popular real estate company in Poulsbo, I would highly recommend Mike & Sandi Nelson Real Estate hands down.
We were one of the unfortunate families who had to Short Sale our home of 15 years. We were referred to Mike and Sandi Realtors by a good friend. When they came to talk about this process, Sandi walked the grounds taking impressive picture as Mike sat an talked with us. He was very empathetic and even emotional because he understood the reasons why we had to go this route. It was a long process, but they helped us perservere. This team took care of EVERYTHING in a very responsible, professional manner and I would recommend them to anyone looking for realtors who really care! Thank you to Mike, Sandi, Elaine and Faith!
We worked with Janet Lovett of Mike and Sandi Nelson Real Estate. We contacted Janet after scoping out a house we were considering among several distressed properties. Janet was super helpful describing the differences between the various stages of pre- and post-foreclosure to help guide us in terms of timelines and risk assessment (e.g., buying at auction, aside from the up-front cash issue, doesn't give you any Title Insurance in case there were hidden claims). Once we determined which one we wanted, she helped us figure out our offer strategy, given that the property was already foreclosed, assumed by the bank, and put back on the market significantly below its foreclosure price -- her area knowledge was helpful in figuring out what a real value was in terms of recent purchase rates. In this whole process, including the subsequent negotiation, she was extremely responsive via SMS and e-mail, and e-signing a bunch of documents made the whole process go much faster than the last time we did this. We survived a second bidder, and after mutual acceptance, Janet suggested trustworthy local businesses and contractors, and good deals for specific remodeling we were considering. She really went the extra mile when we needed some folks to come out to do some measurements, and weren't in the area: before the house closed, she was willing to come out and let them in and do the measurements we needed to schedule the remodeling as soon as possible after our close date. All-in-all, Janet greatly assisted the process, and we'd gladly choose her again.
I had the privilege of working with both Sandi and Mike Nelson on the sale of my home. They were phenomenal to work with. While it was a long arduous process going through a short sale they made the process so enjoyable with their delightful personalities and responsiveness. Next time I'm buying or selling a home they'll receive my first and only call.
Thank you to the Mike and Sandi Nelson Realty team whose efforts helped sell our house. It took about 7 months to go through the process and sell the house which is comparably a good amount of time to do a short sale. I would definitely recommend them to help you in your real estate needs. Again, thank you!
I've had the experience of selling many homes over the years and would always either sell them myself or list with one of the BIG firms. A friend of mine recommended I look into having Mike and Sandi take the listing on my most recent sale so I gave them a shot. From the very beginning, their professionalism and follow-up was vastly superior to all others I've ever used. They sold the property in 30 days and I had expected it to take at least 90. They made the entire process easy for me through electronic documentation and constant feedback/communication. If I ever have to sell a piece of real estate again, they will be my first choice to help me through the process.
My wife and I started house hunting as first time home buyers in late spring 2013 not knowing what to expect. We decided to go with our bank Navy Federal to use the VA home loan and Navy Federal voluntarily enrolled us in the "Home Realty Program" to start the home buying process. We were assigned a realtor (Coldwell Bankers) and agent but the process was slow and we didn't hear from the realtor nor the agent for over a week. Once we were introduced to the assigned real estate agent we went to look at several homes but we were disenchanted with the home buying process because of the lack of enthusiasm from our agent and realtor. We decided to just go with a realtor and agent of our own choosing and we found a really nice realtor who seemed happy about her job and really helping people find the right home. Our realtor we found on the internet was Chris Berkhout from Mike and Sandi Nelson Real Estate and she went out of her way to show us homes that we wanted to see on frequent basis. The communication from Chris was outstanding - she was always either emailing, calling or texting us. She seemed really interested in finding the right home for us no matter what. After much interaction between Chris and us (my wife and I), we got to know Chris very well. She is this super busy person who was not only an outstanding real estate agent who cared, but she is a caring mom and a navy spouse supporting her husband in every way. I didn't know how she could balance everything and still do a great job as a real estate agent because she gave 100% everyday. She even went away for a few days to visit her sick father and came back to work to be there for us during our closing of the house. That was awesome! Once we found our home Chris was always there doing her thing to make sure we closed on the house on time which we didn't due to unforeseen circumstances from the bank that owned the foreclosed home, but Chris really wanted to please us even though it was beyond her control to close on the home on time. But during that trying time, Chris was constantly communicating with the bank and selling agent trying to get them to close on the house on time for us. We were so thankful we found Chris and she did such an outstanding and wonderful job - I really don't think we could have found anybody better. We would highly recommend Chris Berkhout to anyone seriously looking for a home especially first time home buyers because she is so committed and caring as a person and agent. We hope Chris Berkhout can take a vacation too because she really needs the rest since she goes 100 miles an hour but in a great way! :) Take care Chris and keep in touch!
We worked with Carli when purchasing our first home. She is warm, patient, knowledgeable, and beyond helpful! We looked at zillion houses until we found our little gem. During that time Carli never once made us feel pressured or hurried. She worked around our schedule and showed us a home as many times as we needed to see it (which was many). When we did find our home she advocated on our behalf and truly looked out for our best interests in putting in an offer to get the best deal for us (and not the highest commission for her) and promptly followed up with the sellers agent on any issues. I feel we have a friend for life in Carli (she actually returns my calls after the sale :)) and would highly recommend her; she is a perfect agent and really great with jittery first timers.
Betsy, my real estate agent at Mike and Sandi Nelson Real Estate, was an excellent resource for helping me and my wife find our beautiful home. She was on top of her game and displayed all the professionalism anyone could ask for.
Betsy is the best. She was very helpful and definitely knew what she is doing. She is nice and available whenever we need her. Betsy listens to what you want and does a very good job in finding the perfect house for your specific needs and wants.
I used Mike and Sandi Nelson Real Estate to purchase a home. I am in the military and have not yet set foot in the state, but I loved the look of the home. When I initially inquired about the home, the agent went there and shot videos of the place for me so I could get a virtual tour. They worked with me every step of this short sale, from submitting my initial offer, waiting to hear from the bank, reviewing the counter offer, etc. The process took about 6 months because we had to wait for the bank, but they kept me in the loop on everything and streamlined the home buying process. They referred to a mortgage company since I didn't care for the guy that my bank had pushed to me and got the home appraised for me. They seriously did everything to make home buying easy. I highly recommend them. Knowledgeable, very professional, great folks!
Janet was very helpful in finding the right property for us. We live out of state so we provided Janet with our preferences and set a date to visit the Washington area. She provided us a website to preview houses, then provided a list, including pictures, of several properties. We were able to buy our Washington home in just a couple of days after arriving in the area.
A true master of her craft, I would highly recommend Janet Lovett. If a first time home buyer or seasoned veteran she will make purchasing your next home a pleasurable Experience. Her vast knowledge of the area and masterful expertise of the overly complicated real estate market made her a true asset. I truly feel, that not only was she a great agent but also a good friend. She was a great pleasure to work with, I would highly recommend Janet Lovett be your only choice for you next home buying experience.
Janet represented us when we purchased a waterfront home last year and we could not have been more pleased with her work ethic. She is a master of both the macro and the micro components of the purchase process and her guidance and advice were invaluable. We were particularly impressed with her willingness to engage fully in the details that make the difference between a good outcome and a great one. She's also a lot of fun to work with.
Our agent Ms. Carli Ryen, an agent for Mike and Sandi Nelson Real Estate was an incredible agent who was always available and always had our best interest in mind. She was always professional, honest, and patient. Even when we felt we were being too picky and overbearing Carli reassured us that she was there for us and that our long term happiness and satisfaction were most important to her. Her attitude was very upbeat and she was amazingly motivated throughout the whole process. She also had no problem rolling up her sleeves and being as aggressive as she had to be to ensure my family was taken care of and protected. I would highly recommend Mike and Sandi Nelson Real Estate Agency to anyone with a clear conscience because I know they will always exceed any person who they represent's expectations.
This woman (Janet Lovett) is the bomb! She is amazing at finding that perfect home for you and she is extremely knowledgeable on the process of everything that is about purchasing your home, and if there is something she doesn't know, she will find out for you and get back to you asap with all the information. Also, she makes the process of house hunting fun and not so stressful. Trust her! She is the best in that field of work.
This was out first time buying a home. Janet went over and beyond our expectations as our realtor. She is very personable, and great at making you feel comfortable during the entire process. We would definitely use Janet again, and will recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home. She is just that awesome!!!
Janet is a real gem. We were impressed with her knowledge of the local market and how fast she could get things done when time was important. She is a high energy Real Estate Professional, and you won't find a better partner in the Kitsap area. We highly recommend Janet for all Real Estate needs.
Janet is professional, knowledgeable, and impressive. She can not only tell you the pros and cons of a home but also inform you of ways to change or get things fixed in a smart way that saves money and time. I have recommended Janet to anyone that talks about home buying. Besides her business side, she is fun loving and comfortable to be around - thank you Janet for helping us find our home!
We started looking for a home in Kitsap County and were so lucky to find a fabulous Real Estate agency to work with. Everyone at Mike and Sandi Nelson Real Estate were so friendly and knowledgeable. We worked with Betsy and she was so kind, patient, and helpful. She was always available to answer our questions and show us houses. She worked with our crazy schedule and went out of her way to help us find a perfect place for us to call home. Our experience was completely positive and we would recommend them to all of our friends. We are so appreciative to Betsy for all she did for us.
Janet Lovett went above and beyond on many, many occasions. She helped avert many nervous breakdowns during the closing process, and not to repeat myself as I have already told her this but she pulled of a Hail Mary that even Russell Wilson would be in awe of, when we thought all was lost and helped us close on THE house. She never pressured me and was always very honest about what she thought of the house, and probably steered me away from any "money pits" with her knowledge and expertise, always looking out for me and my families best interest over her commission. I would strongly recommend her to anyone I know, and her team with Mike and Sandi Nelson's realty.
Sandi and her team were awesome to work with. I never had a problem with anything. My buying specialist agent, Betsy was key to the entire process. All my questions were answered quickly and thoroughly, she was always on time for every meeting, and she really went the extra mile to help us with our fabulous home.
Sandi Nelson is one outstanding person and Realtor. She knows her job, takes the time to listen and is patient. Her staff/co-workers are also winners. We bought unimproved property which abutted to our home property through Mike and Sandi Nelson Real Estate. Everything went smoothly and a very agreeable sale resulted.
I just wanted to extend my HUGE thanks for the way you handled my transaction...this time, the last time, and the time before that!!!! You are all consummate professionals and made the entire process as painless as possible.
Carli helped us in buying our home. When we first began to look, we happened to find a home in Seabeck we wanted to look at. Carli met us there, took us on a tour of the house and made suggestions about looking on line to see what interested us and then sharing our choices with her. Once we found the houses we wanted to see, she took us on tours of each. When we finally found the house we wanted, she took extra time to meet with our contractor, took extra time to meet us at the house so we could take measurements and was patient and knowledgeable. When she didn't know the answer to our questions, she took the time to find out. And we've been so satisfied with all her personal attention and so very glad she was the agent who responded in such a timely way to our inquiry. In her presence, we felt so comfortable, we felt as if we'd known her for years. And I can not praise her highly enough for all she's done for us. Thanx, Carli! Your friend,
It's been two months since I bought my house. My experience of buying my first home was great thanks to the Mike & Sandi Nelson Real Estate team. My Real Estate agent Betsy Schairer made the process easy by working around my tight schedule and working hours to show potential homes at convenient times. She explained every step of the way, had the expertise to make recommendations, and had my best interest at heart. She was prompt at suggestion houses that I might like based on my criteria. Initially I had an agent that was listed as a preferred agent in the mover's advantage program through USAA who was not even answering my calls and almost made me go with renting instead of buying. I'm a happy home owner thanks to the Mike & Sandi Nelson Real Estate team and having the right real estate agent.
The Mike & Sandi Nelson team made our home buying experience positive, fast, understandable and pleasant! Great communication throughout every step of the process was prompt, avoiding many delays and making for realistic expectations and planning.
Chris Berkhout is an awesome real estate agent. Her availability is amazing and she really goes out of the way to ensure you find just what you are looking for. We really enjoyed our buying experience with her and would 100% use her again.
This is to express my COMPLETE satisfaction with you. Sandi Nelson and her team were so very helpful! I am keeping their contact information to be used by any and all acquaintances I come in contact with who are in need of a GOOD realtor. Again, THANK YOU!!
There are no other real estate professionals to trust your home sale with. We listed with Mike and Sandi, after having had the house on the market with another realtor for almost a year, and it sold in a few weeks...for the price we wanted! They are truly top notch and get results. They are the team to choose!
Janet Lovett went above and beyond helping us find a house from the very beginning, since we were in Hawaii. She would go out to the house and video it since we could not personally look at the houses from thousands of miles away. She was very prompt on answering any question that we had. Once we got to WA she was right on the ball in helping us find our dream home and making everything a smooth transition. I could not have asked for a better person to be our agent and share this opportunity with...YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!
We worked with Betsy Schairer when purchasing our home. She is an amazing agent, very patient, knowledgeable, and went way above and beyond in this process. We looked at a ton of houses until we found our perfect home. During that time Betsy never once made us feel pressured or hurried. She worked around our schedule and showed us a home as many times as we needed to see it, which was a bunch. When we did find our home she advocated on our behalf and truly looked out for our best interests in putting in an offer to get the best deal for us and not the highest commission for herself. She promptly followed up with the sellers agent on any issues. I feel we have a friend for life in Betsy. I know for a fact that this outstanding agent will be available and keep in touch after the sale. We would very highly recommend her; she is an awesome agent and really great with VA home buyers.
Chris Berkhout was very flexible with scheduling showings. She had a great understanding for how unpredictable military schedules can be and was accommodating.
Janet Lovett worked very hard all hours of the day. She has excellent communication skills and will do everything in per power to get the house of your dreams. I worked with Janet for nearly a year while we were purchasing our new house. She was very pleasant even though the listing agent was VERY difficult to work with. Not only did Janet get us our dream house but she also recommended an agent to rent our old house through. I loved working with Janet and would highly recommend her to anyone who needs an agent.
We love Chris Berkhout she was amazing she made our experience with Mike and Sandi was Wonderful, always available,worked with our schedule and super sweet lady. Thank you Chris, thank you Mike and Sandi team.
I'm writing in to give a review on our realtor, Chris Berkhout, and the experience we had with her. She's got to be one of the best realtors in the area! We are first time homeowners, and were terrified of buying a house before we met Chris. After watching reality shows about bad homes and hearing horror stories about mortgages and debt, we were extremely cautious about investing a home. Chris understood all of our concerns when we met, and made sure to address all of them when we looked at properties. Her personality made looking at properties fun and exciting, and we were genuinely excited to get into home buying after spending a few hours with her. We trusted Chris and she came through for us time and time again. Any time we had an issue she went above and beyond to fix it, and if she didn't have to ability to help us, she found the right person to help us out and ensured that our problems were solved. I really cannot say enough about Chris and how much we appreciate her hard work and dedication to us and our home. Whenever we run into people that are saying they are looking to buy a home, we refer them to Mike and Sandi Realty solely based on our experience with Chris. The impact she had on our family and our home will never be forgotten!
I just wanted to say that Chris Berkhout was absolutely amazing to work with. We put an offer on the house before Thanksgiving and just closed on it in mid April. I couldn't have asked for a better person to work with since it took 6 months! It was really just a matter of chance that I stumbled upon your site nearly a year ago. We weren't even sure we wanted to buy a house and then we found this one in Shelton. Even though I know it was a long drive for her she always made every arrangement she could to get us out here on our schedule, even if it was last minute. She was great at communicating our questions and needs to the seller and we always had updates and information back in a timely manner. She was even able to rearrange things with the home inspector to get us out here as quickly as possible since we still needed to get a VA inspection done. The whole process of buying a house was new to us and at times, very frustrating but she kept us all organized and our hopes and spirits up and we are happier than ever. Your website exceeded every web site we searched for homes on and Chris was by far the best person through this whole process we got to work with. I will recommend her to everyone.
Smooth process. Enjoyable communications. Friendly. Our agent Carli Ryen was wonderful in every way. No funny business. Everyone was very helpful and treated us well even with our questions. We even got a couple free coffee mugs. ;) The house closed fairly quickly and there was quick communication to and negotiating with the seller.
We bought a home in Port Orchard and Janet Lovett from Mike and Sandi real estate was our buyers agent. She did a great job showing us some really nice homes that fit our wants/needs. She helped us find our perfect house, that was in our price range. She did an AMAZING job getting us into our home, she is a wonderful real estate agent and we will definitely recommend Janet Lovett, and Mike and Sandi real estate! Thank you!
Working with Betsy Schairer from Mike & Sandi Nelson Real Estate was really wonderful. She really wanted to make sure we got the right house for us. She was fun, professional, and really knew what she was talking about! I will for sure work with her again when we are ready to sell the house she helped us get!
We really appreciate Betsy Schairer and her willingness to help us whenever we needed her. She made herself available and she was so patient with our endless questions through the purchase of our short sale property. As first time home buyers we really needed her honest direction and she provided that day or night. She always went above and beyond our expectations. We are so grateful for her and for our home. Thank you!
Betsy Schairer, our realtor, was fantastic!! I met her several months before we even planned to buy and she still helped me, showed me numerous homes and kept in contact with me until we were ready to buy. Once we decided to put in the purchase offer she was eager to help us close! It was an awesome experience because of her. This is our first home and we have told all of friends to use her as a realtor. She made me feel comfortable and confident about the loan and also helped to keep our spirits up when we thought we might not close. Betsy was also there for us via email and phone everyday, day and night. We are so thankful for her!!
This letter is in response to the exceptional service and professional assistance provided by Mike and Sandi Real Estate Company in the sale of my house and property located in Kingston, WA. From my first encounter with Mike and Sandi Nelson, Elaine Hunt and all their wonderful staff, they established a very professional, trusting relationship and commitment to market my property in a quick and efficient manner. Trust, hard work and professionalism are the hallmark of what a seller is looking for in marketing their property. Mike and Sandi exemplifies these qualities while representing not only the seller, but all interested parties in the total real estate transaction. We were so sorry to hear about Mike's passing but would recommend their real estate office to anyone wanting to sell their house.
Chris Berkhout was AMAZING! I gave her a very specific housing need, a tiny budget and a strict 2 mile radius - She did it! She actually helped me find exactly what I wanted - UNDER BUDGET! I know I was a small sale, but I never felt like small potatoes. I felt like I was her most important client and really appreciate all the time she spent with me helping me find the right home. I'm going to miss house hunting with her - but I will definitely send other potential clients her way! THANK YOU!
We chose Sandi Nelson because of their quick response and desire to work with a quick schedule. Jennifer Moretty was tasked in helping us find a wonderful home and was well experienced for the job with a great positive attitude. Overall my experience was positive, quick, and professional. Thank you team!
Jennifer Moretty helped us, as first time home-buyers, negotiate the entire process and we ended up in a fantastic location, in a home we love. We felt comfortable with her from the very start. She helped us find additional homes she thought fit our needs, was honest and responsive throughout the process, and never pressured us. We purchased our home from out of town and Jennifer was always at the other end of the phone or email, despite the time difference, and was at the home for everything we needed -- even after the home purchase was completed.
Jennifer Moretty helped us find and buy our first home. As a young couple and first time buyers we were nervous. Jennifer was able to make the process not only easy, but also enjoyable. She understood what we were looking for and found us the perfect house for our growing family.
Carol Glad was a fabulous realtor, knowledgeable, kind and SOOO helpful; she went above and beyond! Being new to the area she took me EVERYWHERE! She not only helped us find exactly what we wanted in a house and location. So happy with the experience with her and the staff at Mike and Sandi Nelson Real Estate! Not only did we get our new home we have a new friend too!
We met Carol Glad at an open house and immediately felt a connection to her. She came through for us in our time of need - long story but had we waited our house would no longer have been on the market. The transaction was smooth and trouble-free. Carol's personality and energy level are turbo-charged! Not only did she hook us up with financing after hours due to her many connections (Thank you Debbie!) she also recommended a restaurant we now frequent and referred me to an awesome hairstylist. We highly recommend Carol as an agent and even more so if you are new to the area.
Our agent was Christie Conley and she was so nice to work with. We weren't really familiar with the area that we were looking at, so she took us around the area to show us some of the highlights. Even gave us suggestions for places to shop and eat. She kept us informed about what was happening. We purchased a bank owned home which was a challenge, but she tried her best to keep us calm through the storm.
We worked with Carol Glad of Mike and Sandi Nelson Real Estate and our experience could not have been better! Our experience was very different from our first home buying process. Carol made our buying process as easy as she could considering our situation. We are a military family living out of state and we did everything over the phone and through email. Carol was very helpful with every detail and helped us get the best deal possible even for a short sale. She was attentive and patient with all of the questions we had about the short sale purchase that we were unfamiliar with. Her professionalism and experience in real estate was impressive and appreciated. We will definitely recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home!
We were looking for a home in Washington and Karen Williamson went out of her way to find us the perfect home. We were not sure what area would suit us and she did her research and took us to over 20 homes before we settled on one.
We had a really great experience with Mike and Sandi Nelson Real Estate. Our agent, Carol Glad, was always available, knowledgeable, and worked really hard to get us what we wanted. We will definitely recommend Mike and Sandi to our friends and family.
Our agent, Carol Glad, at Mike and Sandi Nelson's company was extremely helpful in our purchase of a Mobile Home in Poulsbo and a house for my son in Bremerton. We live in the Austin, Texas area and did much of our research on the Nelson's web site which is one of the best. Carol worked with our son and his wife to look at the various homes that we wanted to review, both for us and for our son. She kept us informed along the journey to the house purchases. This is the eight and ninth house that we have bought and Carol met every expectation we had of a realtor helping us purchase a house. We have used a realtor in every case and Carol is one of the best I have used. She had a good knowledge of technology so that most of the transactions were web based. The whole team at the Nelson Agency was very helpful and knowledgeable of the technology to make the process easy, especially from a distance as this was.
We worked with Jennifer Moretty. She was very knowledgeable about the area and helped us to narrow our search based on our needs. She recommended a local lender and that helped the process go a lot smoother. She was very responsive to our requests for information and easy to communicate with. Would recommend using this office!
Our experience with Carol Glad with Mike & Sandi Nelson Real Estate was phenomenal! She was personable, knowledgeable, skilled, honest, and very experienced. She worked extra hard to help us find what we wanted and the process was simple and hassle free. I just cannot say enough about how wonderful she was. Highly recommend!
We absolutely LOVED working with Carol Glad! She provided amazing service and was there for anything we needed, day or night. She responded immediately when we had questions or concerns and was extremely knowledgeable of the buying process. We spoke with a couple agents before we stuck with one, and none compared to the quality of service and attention Carol gave us. Our home buying process was long and drawn out due to loan issues, but Carol always kept in constant touch and gave guidance every step along the way. We love Carol, and recommend her to every friend we have who's searching for their next home! Our entire home buying process took over 8 months, but she made it seem like a breeze. We will always return to her and Mike and Sandi Nelson Real Estate, for any future real estate needs.
We highly recommend Mike and Sandi Nelson Real Estate to anyone looking in the North Kitsap area. Our agent, Karen Williamson, was very skilled in finding just what we were looking for. She did not try to show us houses over our price range either (a huge plus for us.) She made the process of buying a home from out of state easy. She kept us informed, was always available to answer questions, and responded quickly to our requests. Karen also helped in the negotiations when some things at the house needed to be fixed before closing. We had limited contact with the other office personnel, but when we did they were very friendly and helpful.
Our agent, Carol Glad, worked with us through 3 different offers on vacant land. She was always available and kept us apprised of any changes. It wasn't a large purchase so the reward wasn't substantial, but she was attentive just the same. Would definitely recommend.
Our Realtor, Jennifer Moretty, made the process of buying a home (which was a little stressful in this market!) an incredibly positive experience. She was so patient and flexible with us as we fine-tuned our wish list and search areas, never hesitating to think outside the box, show us "interesting" locations, or quickly dart over to new listings! As buyers without much experience, she was also very helpful in educating us about the market and explaining (or re-explaining) the process at each step of the way. She made our search not only a great learning opportunity, but also truly fun. We'll miss the positive attitude and sense of humor that we got to know well during our search.
In finding our new home, Carol Glad, of Mike & Sandi Nelson Real Estate, went above and beyond the responsibility of an ordinary realtor. It took us a year to find the house that had all the criteria we wanted. During this time she worked around our schedule and picked us up numerous times at various marinas to drive us around to view homes. When we finally found the house we wanted, there was an erosion issue that needed to be rectified before we could purchase this house. She dealt with this issue which was extenuating and required a large amount of time and organization. It meant she had to deal with contractors, engineers, other realtors, the original home owner who was on the east coast, and our outrageous sailing schedule. She dealt with this frustrating circumstance with professionalism and much patience. Throughout this ordeal she was always pleasant and attentive. Although we were at times ready to give up, she never gave up on us. We are now in a beautiful new home and are very grateful for all her efforts and support. We had the confidence that our est interests, both personal and legal, were being taken care of by Carol. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. She is not only our realtor but we are now blessed to be able to call her our friend. Hey, Carol, do you want to come over Thanksgiving in our new home? We have pie!
Mike and Sandi Nelson's agent, Carol Glad, was great! She was personable, knowledgeable, helpful, and generous with her time, and got us to mutual agreement in just a few days. Everyone at the office was responsive, speedy, and professional. We couldn't be happier.
Although the experience of purchasing this particular house was un-fun, it was certainly not due to our realtor Karen Williamson. When it got tough she got tougher! She was super , and did her utmost to make the final part of closing on the house pleasant. She certainly earned every penny of her commission and then some.
We were really impressed, when we bought our house in Poulsbo, by the amount of care our realtor, Carol Glad, of Mike and Sandi Nelson, took in showing us the house, helping us negotiate, arranging the inspection and many other aspects of home purchasing. Her kindness and attention to detail were phenomenal, and she made it all seem easy. When the time comes for us to buy or sell another home, you can be sure we will go straight to Mike and Sandi Nelson's office. Thank you for all you did.
Carol Glad was AWESOME, and continues to provide support and help. She facilitated our process with skill and diligence. Our mortgage lender said she was the best agent he had worked with, always on top of things and very responsive. As we have not yet moved permanently and gotten to know the community, she has continued to provide needed referrals to various services. A delightful, energetic, and extremely competent agent.
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