Realtor recommendation: Scott Monroe and Molly Kemper

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    LondonIcedFog
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    We had been looking for our house for nearly one year and had worked with a couple of realtors in the past. We truly had no idea what we were missing until we started working with Scott any Molly. Here are a few reasons why we wouldn’t recommend working with anyone other than these two superstars…

    1) Connections
    Every time we found a house we liked, Scott and Molly already had some connection to it. They had previously sold it, worked with a previous buyer, were friends with the selling realtor, and in one case it turned out that Scott had previously built a house which we fell in love with, but which wasn’t for sale! They gave us the context of most houses before we had even seen them, with candid, honest advice, which save us time and steered our decisions.

    2) Reputation
    I cannot emphasize this enough… even if you have a better offer than the competition, 50% of winning the offer comes down to working with a realtor who is highly regarded by the selling realtor. After all, it’s the selling realtor who will be advocating to the seller for the best offer to accept. EVERY single realtor (and in one case property seller) already knew of Scott and Molly and their reputation. Other realtors WANT to work with them. That puts you in a great start position, even before you put an offer in.

    3) Real estate industry knowledge
    Scott’s instincts about the industry and the moves sellers will make are spot on. He confidently makes predictions about outcomes of various situations, and he’s pretty much right all of the time. We learned to trust his gut feel and we are so thankful that we did. Molly is an analytical wizard, able to price houses with up to the minute estimates, even in a market which was unpredictable and accelerating quickly between Jan and May 2021. They will both make you feel confidence about making a data backed decision.

    4) Construction industry knowledge
    Scott grew up building houses and will talk to you for house about construction if you let him. This is a huge asset when doing viewings with Scott, as his construction knowledge, combined with an upfront and honest opinion, means that you walk away knowing the facts about the quality of the house you are looking to buy.

    5) Care…after care in fact!
    A few days after moved in to our new place, we had some questions about some work we were thinking of getting done to the basement in our new place. I mentioned it to Scott, without hesitation he came over, spent nearly an hour with us digging in to some walls, giving us some opinions and recommending a great contractor who would be available to do some work with us. Scott and Molly have sold more houses this year than many other realtors, however they always make you feel like they have time for you and that you are their only client. I have no idea how they do it!

    I could go one. We recommend Scott and Molly to all of our friends who even hint at selling or buying real estate. We recommend them both highly to anyone reading this post.

    Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need more info.

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    KrisDotw
    Participant

    We had been looking for our house for nearly one year and had worked with a couple of realtors in the past. We truly had no idea what we were missing until we started working with Scott any Molly. Here are a few reasons why we wouldn’t recommend working with anyone other than these two superstars…

    1) Connections
    Every time we found a house we liked, Scott and Molly already had some connection to it. They had previously sold it, worked with a previous buyer, were friends with the selling realtor, and in one case it turned out that Scott had previously built a house which we fell in love with, but which wasn’t for sale! They gave us the context of most houses before we had even seen them, with candid, honest advice, which save us time and steered our decisions.

    2) Reputation
    I cannot emphasize this enough… even if you have a better offer than the competition, 50% of winning the offer comes down to working with a realtor who is highly regarded by the selling realtor. After all, it’s the selling realtor who will be advocating to the seller for the best offer to accept. EVERY single realtor (and in one case property seller) already knew of Scott and Molly and their reputation. Other realtors WANT to work with them. That puts you in a great start position, even before you put an offer in.

    3) Real estate industry knowledge
    Scott’s instincts about the industry and the moves sellers will make are spot on. He confidently makes predictions about outcomes of various situations, and he’s pretty much right all of the time. We learned to trust his gut feel and we are so thankful that we did. Molly is an analytical wizard, able to price houses with up to the minute estimates, even in a market which was unpredictable and accelerating quickly between Jan and May 2021. They will both make you feel confidence about making a data backed decision.

    4) Construction industry knowledge
    Scott grew up building houses and will talk to you for house about construction if you let him. This is a huge asset when doing viewings with Scott, as his construction knowledge, combined with an upfront and honest opinion, means that you walk away knowing the facts about the quality of the house you are looking to buy.

    5) Care…after care in fact!
    A few days after moved in to our new place, we had some questions about some work we were thinking of getting done to the basement in our new place. I mentioned it to Scott, without hesitation he came over, spent nearly an hour with us digging in to some walls, giving us some opinions and recommending a great contractor who would be available to do some work with us. Scott and Molly have sold more houses this year than many other realtors, however they always make you feel like they have time for you and that you are their only client. I have no idea how they do it!

    I could go one. We recommend Scott and Molly to all of our friends who even hint at selling or buying real estate. We recommend them both highly to anyone reading this post.

    Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need more info.

    Contacted the guys this year. They chose some good options for me to invest in real estate. Professional realtors, I recommend them!

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 3 weeks ago by KrisDotw.
    #1024348

    shanfoster
    Participant

    I completely agree with everything the original poster detailed about Molly Kemper and Scott Monroe! Our experience mirrored theirs almost exactly. Following is our review of Molly that we posted on Zillow. Both Scott and Molly continue to touch base with us periodically about our remodel plans and the home values in the surrounding area. Such a great, dynamic duo. You really can’t go wrong!

    Molly was our realtor for our home-buying journey and we couldn’t be happier that we chose her as our agent. We have nothing but positive things to say about her both as an agent helping us in our search as well as our representative in the buying process.

    Supportive – Molly was incredibly supportive along the whole journey. She was always available and answered all of our questions (there were A LOT) and gave us very practical advice whenever we needed it. She never hesitated to give her honest opinion (even if it wasn’t necessarily what we wanted to hear at the time), which was really helpful in keeping us focused on our dream home. She showed us every house we asked to see, and never tried to “sell” us a house. She walked a finessed line between guiding us and letting us come to our own conclusions.

    Attention to detail – Molly’s attention to detail was incredible. She really went out of her way to provide us with detailed to-do lists and itemized checklists. Her organizational skills were fantastic and made the whole home-searching and home-buying process much calmer and straightforward.

    Follow-Through – Molly worked very hard to make sure our questions were answered in a timely manner. She checked in on us repeatedly throughout the process and provided a very calming and grounding support system. When we were finally in contract on a home, she was there every step of the way to make sure we understood what was happening, and had a thorough knowledge of all of the documents and processes necessary to make the sale successful. She was ALWAYS available to answer questions.

    Positive attitude – Our home-buying experience was a 3-year journey and Molly was incredibly positive and encouraging throughout the entire process. We had a long list of non-negotiables and there were times when we really felt we were going to have to settle for something less than our dream home. We were sometimes discouraged and disappointed, and Molly knew when to give us space and was always there with positivity and encouragement when we were ready to jump back in. We always felt like we were her number one priority throughout this entire process.

    Knowledgeable – She knows her stuff! She’s got fantastic knowledge of West Seattle and surrounding areas. She’s also incredibly savvy with the actual purchasing process and made us feel entirely comfortable with what otherwise is a pretty daunting experience.

    Go with Molly, you won’t regret it!

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