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 - Highly likely to recommend jreisteter
6412 Agate Beach Lane NE, Bainbridge Island. Luxury Waterfront.
  • Arthur Mortell is a role model for an outstanding and successful buyer’s agent. He was a pleasure to work with on our recent home purchase on Bainbridge Island. Arthur is very knowledgeable as to market conditions and has very firm understanding of Bainbridge Island market. Our relocation house hunting trip was a immense success thanks to Arthur’s guidance. He help us find our dream home! His professional and expert skills helped us during the purchase negotiations. After our offer was accepted, Arthurs’ patience, understanding, guidance and recommendations were a enormous benefit….even after closing! Arthur is simply the best! How likely are you to recommend Georg Syvertsen & Arthur Mortell?
Summary of their experience. Sold Luxury Home on Pt. White
I was impressed with the skill with which Georg and Arthur advertised and presented my home, photographing it for advertisements, and preparing an excellent video for the internet. Ads were placed in all the relevant local print media, changed frequently and kept in the forefront. They communicated with me at every step of the way and were able to advise me wisely based on their deep knowledge of the local marked. As a first time seller I also appreciated their warm and steady support. We had a successful and very smooth negotiation and closing. Most importantly, I admired their integrity.
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Service provided
Listed and sold a home or lot/land
Street address
239 Parfitt Way SW Unite 3-A, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 Luxury Water View Penthouse

Summary of their experience
Arthur Mortell is an amazing realtor. I always felt that he held my house as a top priority. From the beginning, he helped me stage it, assisted in finding reliable workers, took beautiful photos, and was always placing ads in numerous spots. He was a confident negotiator on my behalf and was honest and respectful throughout the entire process. He has a great sense of humor and knows when to push for something and when to back off. He made a difficult transition doable. I highly recommend Arthur!
Service provided
Listed and sold a home or lot/land
Street address
11413 Pinyon Dr NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 Beautiful Neighborhood Family Home

 
====Since moving to Bainbridge in 1989, we've been involved in many real estate
transactions as both buyers and sellers. When we had difficulty selling a
waterfront lot, our friends suggested that we give their realtor, Georg, a try.
We did and in no time, Georg found a builder who purchased our lot. The rest, as
they say, is history. Georg has been our faithful realtor through difficult
markets and good, always producing results. Moreover, he's become a family
friend, helping our sons find their homes as well, even though neither one was
on Bainbridge. More recently, we've also had the good fortune to work with
Arthur alongside of Georg. The bottom line is, if you want agents who know the
Island and surrounding area markets and our local culture extremely well, who
will work tirelessly on your behalf, who imbue impeccable integrity and who will
get you results, there's only one team to choose: Georg and Arthur!
Carl and Susan March, Bainbridge Island

Summary:

We had been renting our home from out of state, believing the property manager was taking good, diligent care of it, for two years. When the tenant moved out and I finally saw the empty house, I was dumbfounded. Not a single area of the home or the grounds looked cared for, or even remotely like it had when we lived there.

Georg Syvertsen saw the house with me the same day, as we were listing it with him and Arthur for sale. Neither of us said what was on our mind as we reviewed it. Honestly, if I were Georg, still struggling in a depressed market to sell homes in top conditon, I may well have passed on the listing. Instead, Georg and Arthur took it on full bore.

It took a year of repairs and refurbishment to restore the home to its original beauty. Throughout that period, Georg, Arthur, my wife, and I worked as a disciplined team, each member bringing unique strengths to the table. The timing of the completed restoration was perfect. The market had turned. Priced well from the beginning, with ample room for fine tuning, then closing a deal on the first try, the home sold with Georg and Arthur leading the way with marketing, promotion, networking, and lots of good old fashioned leg and phone work.

Working together, we accomplished every objective we set; then we achieved our final goal of selling the home, well within our price and time parameters. I can't say enough on behalf Georg and Arthur, except to say that when the going gets tough, and believe me it's still very likely it will, there is no one better to have on your team. Also, I know of no one one better when it comes to finding the right strategy for each set of circumstances, a solution for each obstacle, and the shortest, surest path to a sale.

Allowing them 30 days to research the appropriate market, I would use and recommend Georg and Arthur for either the purchase or sale of a home anywhere in the U.S...come to think of it, anywhere period.

Mike Allison Rocklin California

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HIs years of experience made the process seem almost simple. Georg knows how to make a deal flow along at a consistent pace by providing all participant with helpful timelines and gentle reminders if needed.
He was always pleasant.
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Buying a home can be a very stressful. Georg and Arthur were with us every step of the way - from the first showing to the signing and beyond. They were the consumate real estate team. Every phone call, email and text were responded to almost immeadiatly. They answered every one of our questions throughout the entire process and even after the closure they continued to guide us with referrals and tips about our new neighborhood. I have bought and sold many homes and this was, by far, the best experience I have had with a real estate agency.

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Georg displayed extensive local knowledge, both in terms of current pricing and trends; he was persistent to the point of relentless in terms of showing the property and reaching out to buyers. He was marvelous in handling the various issues of staging/prepping the property for sale, which was critical to the absentee owners. He stayed on top of the process at each step of the way, and was incredibly quick in responding to all inquiries and questions, whether from his clients or from potential buyers. We can find fault with nothing he did, and couldn't be happier with the professionalism and quality of service provided. He's a real pro, and we highly recommend his services.

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Arthur and Georg are the most personable and effective real estate agents I've ever encountered or worked with - a difficult combination to find. During the listing and selling process, they were outstanding communicators; always keeping me up to date on showings and market status. They have excellent listening skills, and listened to my opinions; it felt as though we were a team. They provided wise and practical advice on preparing the property for the market and on pricing, but didn't push or bulldoze me. The advertising and marketing was incredible, and included local real estate magazines, web ads and frequent newspaper ads. Most importantly for me, was their integrity; in every contact and everything they did to sell the property, they always had my back. I couldn't have asked for better support, expertise and service during this challenging market. I believe that it’s highly likely the property still would be on the market, if it weren't for Arthur and Georg.

- Highly likely to recommend

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Georg has represented us through several real estate transactions over the past 20+ years, both as buyers and sellers. Every transaction with Georg has been flawless in his attention to the details, and uncommon level of professionalism. Our most recent purchase was no different; it was flawless.

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We over the years have worked with a good many realtors in the Puget Sound area. Our past experiences made it difficult to even go down the road again with a realtor selling our land, however do to the financial climate we felt we needed to. We had never worked with Arthur Mortell,from Coldwell Banker, but I interviewed him on the land we wanted to sell, along with numerous other realtors. Arthur by far brought a sense of professionalism, honesty and sensibleness to the table, with no hard salesman pressure. He spoke as if he were my brother doing this work for us and related to so many of the issues and concerns and hurtles we saw, leaving us feeling we could do no better. And wow were we right. Our journey with Arthur has from the beginning been so good, we are sad in a way that he sold our land, because we so enjoyed him and the experience. We were so pleased with the extent of publicity he consistently gave our property, not an occasional add here or there, but non stop well worded and compelling adds. He was constantly monitoring and following up on any interest and went above and beyond in all his dealings with us and potential buyers. We have recommended him to all our family and friends and would use no one else if we were to sell home or land again. It has been an exceptional experience for us. David and Vanessa Riggs

- Highly likely to recommend

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Arthur made buying a home easy and enjoyable. He was responsive, patient, and positive, frequently reminding us, "I know your home is out there." He shared helpful insight and knowledge about homes and neighborhoods, often anticipating our needs before we realized them, while also giving us space to draw our own conclusions.

Once we found the home we wanted, Arthur was invaluable in walking us through the purchase process, making sure we were comfortable with every step along the way.

With his help, we bought a home we absolutely love. Thank you Arthur!

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Arthur Mortell handled the short-sale of our home recently. My wife and I were constantly amazed how Arthur's knowledge, responsiveness and client-centered approach made a potentially horrific process manageable and relatively straightforward. Not once through the entire short-sale process did we doubt that Arthur was the absolute best professional to meet our needs. We would wholeheartedly recommend Arthur (as well as Georg Syvertsen who was incredible through this process as well) to anyone looking for the highest level real estate services.

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We moved to Bainbridge Island from the east coast, so we needed someone who knew the area and was willing to work within our price range. Arthur Mortell was simply the best. He showed us everything we might like and when we thought we would have to deal with short sales, he knew just how to manage it. Ultimately, we found a perfect cottage in Winslow at a great price. Arthur has that wonderful combination of professional and personal that made working with him a joy. We always recommend him to people we know who are trying to buy or rent a house on Bainbridge Island.
 

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Georg & Arthur are very responsive, it is unrealistic to expect immediate response from any professional. They always responded to our calls promptly.

Georg & Arthur are discriminating about the properties they accept as a listing. Before they would accept our property it had to be inspected by the local 'inspector from hell' (as one neighbor described him) and found to be in very good condition. The results of that inspection were available for other agents to review. For that reason buyers agents could be comfortable bringing their clients to see our home.

As they helped us through the sale negotiation their many years of experience helped avoid closing problems. They know the local escrow offices and the fact that George & Arthur are held in high regard I think helped smooth the process.

Real estate is not a hobby for either of these men. They treated us with respect and gave appropriate pricing guidance in a difficult market.

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We had a great experience in regards to all aspects of buying our home. Arthur is a great person and we would recommend him to family and friends.

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We had a very successful experience with Arthur and Georg. They came to us recommended by a family friend. We were impressed with their understanding of what was a difficult real estate market (and continues to be), they lined up our property well ahead if its listing, they paid attention to timing and what the market could bear, and they also were dealing with clients who wanted to sell and weren't caught up with run-up seen the several years before. This was a perfect combination and led to a first day where we saw 3 (THREE!) offers. This was quite amazing in this market environment. We jockeyed with two of these, with their help and advice and let one go. The result was that we got a swift close at a reasonable price, and no drama. If you are considering a real estate agent on Bainbridge, this team will serve you very well - their local knowledge is a big plus. They will be candid with you, rather than tell you want they think you want to hear. They are results-oriented and they have a strong business and personal ethic which can set them apart from the pack. I have absolutely no issue recommending their services to anyone who needs a real estate agent on either side. They will do a very good job for you, if you let them do what they do best.Good luck!

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We have worked with many Real Estate agents in our day, and can say without reservation that Arthur Mortell is the best. He really listened to what we wanted and was genuinely interested in helping us find just the right place. Arthur knows Bainbridge Island like the back of his hand and brings a ton of expertise to his work. We have used Arthur for both or purchases here on Bainbridge. We won't go to anyone else.

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My husband and I contacted Arthur about a piece of acreage and on purchasing a home on acreage. Arthur was willing to walk the first piece of property more than once including all of it's challenges as far as wetlands, blackberries and markers went. He met us with a smile every time and with complete regard for our needs. When we decided to purchase the house, we then went through the process of a short sale with all of it's difficulties. Arthur kept us up to date at all times as to the process involved in this type of sale. He looked out for our interests, staying active up to the moment of closing. We just asked Arthur to help us sell a property - hands down our first choice in trusting an agent to work hard and smart for us. Arthur is by all means a real estate agent you can trust, communicate with professionally but with a friendly and personal approach.

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What can we say that would adequately describe how helpful Arrthur Mortell has been to us for the past ten months? It will be hard, but we’ll try.

After finding ourselves in the difficult position of having to move out of state for Len's job relocation and sell our home in a terrible economy, we were fortunate and smart enough to pick your team to sell our home. The efforts you made on our behalf were exceptional. The combination of marketing and advertising, pricing, dealing with the bank from the beginning, countless words of encouragement, watching over our home while it sat empty, even going as above and beyond as to mow our lawn – all of these things are signs of what a great choice we made to list with you.

Your personal touch and experience combined to help make a very difficult period of our lives more manageable since we knew that selling our home was in the hands of two professionals.

Our gratitude and thanks are sincere.