Mike Larson was my realtor for choosing a new home. I always thought that I would continue to rent. He encouraged me to be tenacious about finding what I wanted, and he encourages me to say what I did not want. I learned to say that I did not want a lack of safety, plastic trim, too much-dated material or decoration, or terrible flaws in the structure. I learned to research and call HOAs re history of condos. I did not get very good at saying that I never wanted baseboard heat. Mike encouraged me to find a place that I loved. While the place I finally chose, I would not have described as " I could live here forever," which was what is what I said about a place that the seller did not want to sell at appraisal price, Mike helped me to find a place that I absolutely love. I can walk to the grocery store, to the library, and to local parks. My HOA companions are delightful, and there are only ten condos in the association. My condo mates call me the "plant whisperer." Additionally, I am across the street from UPPG, where I have a garden plot, and through our association, we donated last year, over 3,000 pounds of organic produce to the food bank. Mike Larson's patience helped me to find a great home. While I thought I was downsizing, my square footage is actually larger. Still, I got rid of tons of stuff. I have a gas fireplace and ac, both of which I love and never dreamed of. Mike helped me to consider options of what I really wanted as a 60-year-old single mom. Mike is so patient and knowledgeable! I recommend him unequivocally.
I work for a nonprofit agency and Mike represented us as a courtesy. Even as a courtesy I was amazed at the thoughtfulness Mike showed in regards to the whole process from beginning to end. He even followed up after the property was sold. Mike went over to the property before showing and made sure the heat was turned on (he sold a property for us last Dec) so that potential customers did not come into a cold house. He also worked with me and some tradesmen to get some minor work done. At all times he was professional and diligent. I believe he is a very ethical and hardworking individual and his company has a wonderful reputation.
Mike took our wants and needs and turned them into reality even though we were working with another agent at the time we met. Mike proved to be a top-notch professional which swayed our decision to change agents. He is very knowledgeable and familiar with the latest market trends over a vast area in the greater Lakewood/Tacoma area and beyond. His personal touches made us feel like we were actual people searching for the right home and not just another number on some quota sheet. Mike isn't satisfied until his customers are. We can only hope that if the need arises in the future, that Mike is available to work with us!
Mike went above and beyond in so many ways. He did the lion's share of the work for both the home we bought as well as sold. The expert advice he provided enabled us to get our house on the market 3 days after making a contingent offer and successfully under a great contract are less than 4 days on market. Mike made sure we were protected and both deals could go as smoothly as possible no matter what wrinkles the other parties threw into the situation and there were lots of challenging wrinkles. Mike was amazing throughout. We give him our highest possible recommendation!
My wife and I have known Mike for many years. We called to see if he might help us with the sale of our home. We lived outside of his normal working area. We visited and he was happy to help. We received excellent advice, home photos, internet, and local exposure. There were multiple offers and again the advice was very good. We were very please with Mike's professional approach to the entire process.
Working with Mike was an absolute pleasure. He asked great questions and was extremely patient and resilient in our 7+ month home search. As first-time home buyers, we always felt like we were in good hands and gained valuable insight along each step of the process. We would highly recommend Mike as a trusted partner for any real estate endeavor.
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