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Testimonials

Thank you again for all your hard work Gretchen.
You are incredibly dedicated to your craft, communicate effectively and are as professional as they come.
You set standards that others in your field should ascribe to on a day to day basis.

D & K Ashton

Gig Harbor, WA

With Gretchen, it’s all in the details, proactive thinking and diligent delivery of what she told us she could do. Her actions have showed us her commitment and dedication to selling our house. She has always been one step ahead of us as to what needed to be done to sell our house. We think she is not only brilliant, but also hardworking. From the photo session to pictures selection, flyer and brochure design, staging ideas, open house presentation, feature cards, she has stamped her trademark every step of the way. I highly recommended her to anyone who is looking for an agent who is pleasant and ease to work with and at the same time who is experienced, confident and brilliant with a strong will and full heart to deliver her service to help you succeed!

Mike S.

University Place

Gretchen was not only professional in her delivery, she was effective, friendly and caring. She takes personal responsibility to create a great experience for the seller and buyer. The process of selling my home was easy. Thank you Gretchen!!!

Fred D.

Gig Harbor

Gretchen has been absolutely amazing to work with while selling my boss’s house. She has been available whenever we needed her and has been very responsive with calls, texts and emails. She has been very involved in all aspects of the sale and getting the house ready for closing. I would highly recommend Gretchen if you are selling your house! I look forward to using her in the next year when I sell mine!!! She not only staged the house beautifully but brought just very interested buyers to look at the home! There was an offer on the house in just a couple of weeks!! Thank you Gretchen, you have been such a pleasure to work with!!

Dana H.

Gig Harbor

Our Realtor, Broker Gretchen Allen is a treasure. After two sorely disappointing real estate agent experiences, we finally struck gold with Gretchen. Her work, integrity, competency, and professionalism are stellar. She responds quickly and efficiently to all emails and phone calls, and updates her clients promptly. Her brochures and advertising are first class. First and foremost, however, she is honest, ethical, and genuinely cares about her clients. Eloquent and impressively tactful, Gretchen excels as an accomplished negotiator, especially when dealing with difficult and demanding agents and buyers. She makes every effort to negotiate a win-win situation for both the buyer and the seller. This affable woman is a rare find! We feel extremely fortunate to have her as our listing agent and would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home.

N., Willison

Gig Harbor, WA.

We have sold several homes and we have never had an agent work as hard for us as Gretchen Allen. I would give her more stars if they were available. She was in contact with us every step of the way. She was always optimistic and listened to us every step of the way. Your home is very personal to you and selling it can be an emotional experience. She was always very understanding of that. I have already recommended her, even before our home sold, because we knew that our friends would be as grateful for her as we were. You will not go wrong when you hire Gretchen. I have often felt that in the past a frustration with the amount we had to pay our realtor and wondered if I really felt they had earned it. Never once did I feel this way with Gretchen. You will love working with her!

Steve & Cindy, D

Sammamish, WA.

Choosing Gretchen Allen as our agent was the best real estate decision my husband and I have made to date.  Her knowledge of the area, communication skills, professionalism and attention to detail are absolutely impeccable and far surpassed my expectations.  Gretchen cared so much for my family’s best interest it was as if we had a member of the family working for us.  She truly made me feel like I was her only client – responding promptly to any and all communications, diligently researching and site checking homes for us, spending a large amount of time with our family viewing homes and giving us her undivided attention at all times.  I highly recommend Gretchen Allen and will definitely be calling her for all of our family’s future real estate needs.

Jeff & J, L.

Sammamish WA

Gretchen Allen has been a stellar resource for our Real Estate buying and selling needs for over a year now. As our family was preparing to leave Washington State to move to California, and had several properties in Chelan WA and a residence in Duvall to sell before we could leave, we had a need for a Real Estate professional with excellent marketing and communication skills. Gretchen certainly delivered, and even over-delivered, in both categories. She was with us every step of the way in the marketing and sale of our properties and made our dream of moving home to be closer to our aging parents and rest of our family a reality. I would recommend Gretchen Allen in the sale and purchase of properties, high-end homes, vacation homes, lots and all things real estate.

Paul & Linda J.,

Duvall WA

“Gretchen Allen has been a huge blessing to our family!  She was very knowledgeable and caring as she led us through the journey of selling our home.  And when needed she was very capable of fighting for us and our best interest.  God knew what He was doing when He brought Gretchen into our lives.  We interviewed a total of five agents to list our home and we are so thankful that she was the Realtor we chose for this process!”

Steve & Kim O.,

Bothell WA

We are extremely happy with all the services Gretchen Allen has provided in the sale of our home. She was always available, personable, positive and willing to go the extra mile for us. She kept in touch with us frequently and updated us on the status to reassure us things were moving along. Her knowlege, experience and the sophisticated computer system available to her ‘wowed us’. During this process we lived a distance from our home for sale and Gretchen was always willing to check on our house and make sure it was presentable at all times.The staging was our house was beautiful. We would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat.

Lynx & Jobeth M.,

Ballard WA

My wife and I had decided to sell our house and a friend highly recommended Gretchen. We were not disappointed. From the very beginning of the process she was very informative and went out of her way to help ensure we made the right decisions through the entire process. I don’t think we could have had a better experience. Without hesitation, I will be recommending Gretchen to any friend and family member who plan to sell their house in the future.

Matthew & Amy

Redmond, WA

I would highly recommend Gretchen Allen as your go to real estate professional. Gretchen has the ability to focus on the work at hand without being drawn into the drama that can sometimes be a part of the negotiation process. I was very comfortable with her feel for the deal. I am not the type of person that is typically looking for advice. However, Gretchen is so experienced in her craft that I found myself asking her if she thought I was on the right track. I was posted on all important aspects of our deal without being bothered with the superfluous detail that is the boiler plate of the deal. I would describe my experience with Gretchen as being totally professional with warm side to it. Gretchen will be involved in my next real estate transaction and I would recommend that you do the same.

Lonnie & Diana W.

Issaquah, WA

Gretchen Allen was a delight to work with.  She was always optimistic and upbeat in a depressing market taking over the listing of our home from another Realtor who was not able to sell our home over 90 days.  We found her to be very knowledgeable of the East side market and its trends, and easily reachable at any time.  She had a large bank of resources from which to draw at any time.  A particular strength of Gretchen’s was her determination and stick-to-itness to follow through on issues especially with other Realtors.  Her best strength was she got the job done i.e. she sold our home.

Jerry and Sandy,

Redmond WA

Dick and I wanted to thank you for providing the perfect home buying experience for us. The process was made virtually stress-free due to your expertise and professionalism. From the first home we viewed to the final one we purchased, you took care to complete your homework, so you had the answers before we asked the questions. You gave so willingly of your evenings, weekends and yes, two holidays, to ensure we were able to move forward smoothly. You made us feel like your only clients, even though we knew how busy you were. You made time for every email, text, phone call or whatever we needed at the time. Please know that you made all the difference in the world for us in getting through the home buying process. We are in love with our log home and look forward to sharing the beauty of the home and the area with family and friends for years and years to come. We are anxious to share our home buying experience with anyone and everyone who asks – and will be excited to send them your way. By the way, I looked up “real estate expert and professional” in the dictionary and wasn’t at all surprised to see your picture! Thank you for everything.

Dick and Tracy

Bothell, WA

“Gretchen was referred to me by a good friend.  She was touted as being professional, knowledgeable, and thorough.  She is that and much more!  She helped me pick a location that was perfect for me, and helped me through a difficult sale in a tough market. She is amazing and the best real estate professional I have ever met!  She was always calm, was able to handle very challenging situations, knows real estate backwards and forwards, knows the up to the minute market conditions, and returned my calls immediately.  We had two transactions going at the same time, and she made me feel like I was her most important client!  She is a one of a kind agent.”

Lynn H.

Issaquah WA to Bellevue WA

Selling one’s dream home can be a very emotional experience, and in a buyer’s market it is especially difficult. We were very pleased to have Gretchen handle our sale and do most of the worrying for us. Her cherry disposition and attention to all the marketing details resulted in a successful sale in a timely manner. We recommend her highly.

Ralph and Jackie

Sammamish, WA.

We could not be happier with the service that Gretchen has given us. She listened to what it was we were looking for and then, with difficult perameters, she found the perfect piece of property for us. She helped us every step. She was completely available to us. We never had to go throught someone else, we had direct communication with her at all times literally!  She also did a great job of selling our other home, with her attention to detail, our house showed like a model. Her advertising, brochures, open houses etc…. all of it did exactly what we needed. We had to close on a specific date and that is exactly what happened. I am happy to say that not only is Gretchen our Broker, she is also my friend and both David and I look forward to working with her again.

David and Dana

Sammamish, WA

My husband and I relocated from outside of Washington and slected Gretchen based on a recommendation from a local real estate investor. She was very knowledgable about all areas around Seattle which I relied upon. She searched for properties on a daily basis and was always very quick to respond. Once we found a house, Gretchen ensured we were the most competitive offer. There were 16 offers on the house but its ours and I attribute that to Gretchen. We are very happy and would work with her again.

Jason & Cori

Bellevue, WA.

I selected Gretchen to be my Broker after walking through a home that she was representing. Her high standards of professionalism and attention to detail in her work were the things that I noticed immediately. Gretchen also surrounds herself with an entire team of professionals of similar character who collaborate to help her clients throughout the process of buying and selling homes. I would have been lost without her help and support in the sale of my former home and relocation to my new home. She is a delight to work with and I would recommend her highly to any of my friends.

Lisa

Kirkland, WA.

“If you’re looking for a thorough and dependable Broker, look no further than Gretchen! She knows her business and pays attention to the smallest details. We would recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home or condo.

Jerry and Yolanda

Bellevue, WA

With my personal investments and in transactions for clients, I have been involved in many real estate transactions. I have never encountered anyone who can match your level of knowledge and customer service. You anticipated problems and issues in advance, and were always prepared with an answer. You went beyond the call of duty in attending to details. We especially appreciate the help that you gave us in the financing package. We are convinced that your involvement in the purchase of the home and arranging financing resulted in significant savings.

Thank you very much for making this entire experience a very pleasant one. We are very pleased with our Mercer Island home, but we are sure that it won’t be the last. We’ll plan to embark on this venture again with you sometime in the future.

Bruce and Cheryl

Mercer Island, Washington

Gretchen Allen was a Broker for me both as a buyer and a seller. Not only is she great
in both, meaning she is up to date with any and all information she needs, she has
given me beyond 100%, is always there to answer to ALL questions, and is quick to return calls. But beyond her role as a Broker, she became a therapist (during those times when things didn’t seem to go the way I originally expected), a teacher (explaining to me the whys and hows things were progressing the way they were) and an advocate (going to bat for her clients to ensure that I get a fair and appropriate deal).
I have worked with a few other Brokers in my life who seemed to be very helpful in their endeavors, but Gretchen always takes it a few miles beyond my expectations. I am forever grateful. Therefore, I would like to think she plays another role and that is, a good friend. They just don’t make them any better. I guarantee it. I am proud to recommend her to anyone who wants an honest educated and responsible Broker. You will absolutely see the difference!

Jo

Bothell, Washington

We moved out of state before listing, and we completely depended on Gretchen to do our job in addition to hers. Without Gretchen fielding calls, meeting service people, dealing with our renters and making herself available on our schedule we could never have sold as quickly as we did and for the price we received.

Ivan and Heidi

Kirkland, Washington

Working with Gretchen was so easy. We didn’t have to worry about anything.
She knew what needed to be done and did it.
Thank you Gretchen for making our home sale and new home purchase a great experience!

Michael and Candice

Bothell, Washington

Gretchen not only sold our house, but helped us find our new one and sold that as well! Very knowledgeable and  great person. We have been involved in several home changes through the year and no one in real estate matches Gretchen!

Ed S.

Gig Harbor

From second one Gretchen has been an amazing Realtor! She learned what I wanted in a home very quickly and we toured a few homes right away. Dealing with the paperwork a difficult seller and the inspection, Gretchen made the process seem stress-free and smooth. I would highly recommend Gretchen to anyone and will definitely be using her in any future home purchases.

Jody W.

We have sold several homes and we have never had an agent work as hard for us as Gretchen Allen. I would give her more stars if they were available. She was in contact with us every step of the way. She was always optimistic and listened to us every step of the way. Your home is very personal to you and selling it can be an emotional experience. She was always very understanding of that. I have already recommended her, even before our home sold, because we knew that our friends would be as grateful for her as we were. You will not go wrong when you hire Gretchen. I have often felt that in the past a frustration with the amount we had to pay our realtor and wondered if I really felt they had earned it. Never once did I feel this way with Gretchen. You will love working with her!

Steve & Cindy, D

Sammamish WA

I just want to say that I feel so fortunate to have had you for my Realtor, Friend, Teacher and Guide in buying my first home. I was so nervous and didn’t have a clue what I needed to do and you patiently and warmly lead me through the entire process, explained everything to me, doing more for me than I ever expected.

You made everything easy and smooth in spite of some major challenges and having you as my realtor was obviously a tremendous advantage for me.

I can hardly believe the beautiful home that I am now in. It is better than what I imagined would be possible and I am so happy here! You found a perfect match for me and what I wanted.

Thank you from my heart Gretchen!

Anne B.

Gretchen has been a complete life saver during the whole process of buying of our new house and selling our condo. There have been many times that we would not have known what to do without her expert help, and she was always there for us at all hours of the day in any situation that arose. We are so grateful to have found a realtor who cares about helping us get into the right situation and making sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. I have been singing her praises to everyone throughout this entire endeavor and would recommend her services to anyone who wants to have a great home buying experience!

Thank you so much for all your hard work Gretchen, you have seriously been amazing through this whole thing and I really don’t know what we would have done without you!

Ben & Kristina G,

Redmond WA

We interviewed 4 different realtors before deciding to choose Gretchen to represent our home purchasing needs. While all of them were impressive in their skills and experience, we felt that Gretchen was the most detailed, attentive, efficient and seasoned of all of the people we’ve spoken to. She has an impressive list of certifications as well as strong background experience from her many years of real estate practice. And when we began working with her, she was extremely responsive in every form of communication and extremely knowledgeable about the details of our search and closing procedures. She definitely reinforced the fact that we made the right decision in picking her. She’s been right there with us on every step of the process and has made our home purchasing experience an extremely enjoyable one. We would definitely recommend her for anyone looking to have a great experience in their next home purchase!

Daniel & Katy P. ,

Redmond WA

Gretchen Allen is very professional, well organized and knowledgeable about the real estate business. She communicates very well with all parties involved and keeps you very informed of every step of the selling process along the way. She was very helpful in all aspects of the transaction from listing, showing and marketing your home to assisting with the actual negotiation of the sale. She is further very helpful in assisting through the process of understanding all of the real estate documents involved in the selling process. I would definitely recommend Gretchen Allen to anyone interested in purchasing or selling a home.

Jack P.,

Kirkland, WA

I wanted to thank you so much for selling our house. Your positive attitude and the on-going commitment in the difficult real estate environment was outstanding. Also, your expertise and broad marketing abilities made all the difference. Being a project manager of a large hydro electic project, I especially valued the weekly reporting mechanism that gave us a graphical status of the market.

Lynn & Peggy M.

My wife and I recently had the great fortune to work with Gretchen on the sale of our condo and subsequent purchase of a new home. Her attention to detail and ability to showcase our home effectively resulted in high traffic and a quick, successful sale. She walked us through all the steps leading up to closing and took all the stress out of the deal. When we started looking to buy, the experience was just as rewarding. We are very picky and Gretchen was very patient as we looked at homes, searching for our dream home. When we finally found the one, Gretchen offered great market analysis and put us in the best position to get it. We recently closed and  couldn’t be happier with our experience and service Gretchen provided. We look forward to working with Gretchen in the future!

Steve & Julia R

Issaquah WA

Since we got recommended to Gretchen from our Loan Officer, it has been nothing but AWESOME!!!! Gretchen is just great! She knew exactly what we wanted and knew all the right questions to ask us so she can make the transaction as best and easy as we can. Gretchen was always pleasant and professional. When we would go to look at the houses, she would ask seller all the right questions that had to be asked! When communicating through email, the responses were really quick, if not instant. Gretchen has been nothing but wonderful, great, knowledgeable, and all other wonderful words of praise. I can not say enough about how great Gretchen is. It has been best experience ever! AND I TRULY MEAN THAT!!!! Thank you Gretchen!!!!!!!!!!!!

Roman K

Dora and I are very happy to have the fortune of having Gretchen Allen on our side. There’s a lot more to finding a home besides just finding a new home. You have to find the home that you want. But that still only scratches the surface. The real work comes after you’ve found the new home you want. The inspections (aced it with Tim Peterson’s Precise Home Inspection Services), negotiating with the seller, round after round of last minute forms from the bank, and nervous underwriters can all add up to nightmares. But Gretchen was there every step of the way. When things got stuck, she knew what levers to pull. When there was uncertainty, she knew the right people to call. We will certainly be calling Gretchen again in the future.

Andrew and Dora,

Redmond WA

My husband and I have worked with many Brokers in the past and none compare to Gretchen.  She is very personable and one who you feel like you’ve known forever.  We feel so fortunate to have used her in the selling of our home as well as the purchase of our new home.  She never ceased to encourage us in spite of a declining economy which is exactly what we needed to endure the process of selling until we received our winning offer.  Just a few of the many qualities we appreciated most about Gretchen was her promptness in responding to any concerns or questions we may have had, availability in showing homes to us, and her communication skills in all aspects.  She always made it clear that she was working for us and had our best interest in mind.  Her integrity and character cannot be matched in our opinion.   It was important to us that we had an agent we could trust and someone who would work hard on our behalf.   She truly went the extra mile for us in an unexpected turn of events that we will forever be grateful for.  Over time, Gretchen becomes more than just a real estate agent, she becomes a friend who truly cares about her clients, loves what she does, and is passionate about it.  We will without a doubt be using her again as our agent when we sell and purchase a home in the future!

 

Mark & Janelle

Edmonds, WA.

Attention Home Sellers – Buyers

“Gretchen was able to assess our needs and apply her knowledge of the area to find us several places that would be great fits. What we decided on was in the perfect location, price, and future investment for us. I really felt like I was dealing with a friend by the time it was all done and am excited for when it comes time to work with her again to find my next place.”

Drew & Carina,

Kirkland WA.

Thank You Gretchen for working so hard to find the right buyers for our home. Your professionalism, along with the awesome presentation materials you provided, got the job done ! We have already recommended you to our friends. Thanks Again.

Steve and Jennifer

Kirkland, WA.

We have had good fortune to work with Gretchen on a couple of different occasions. She sold our home about 4 years ago and we were so impressed with her handling of the process, that we decided to have her sell our home again this past Spring and then assist us as our Broker on our purchase. Gretchen is very professional, follows through with everything and always has our best interest at heart. She is one of those rare people who care for others and really puts others interest in front of her own. She will always be highly recommended by us and will have all of our future real estate business needs.

Cathy and Steve

Bothell, WA.

Thank you again Gretchen for all of the attention in getting our house sold! We appreciate you always being so prompt in getting back with us with any questions or concerns. We felt that the price range of our home took someone with professionalism and class to meet our client needs. You fit the bill! You know your business and were honest with us. We would recommend you to anyone buying or selling a home!

 

Dawn and Michael

Bellevue, WA.

We relied heavily on Gretchen during our real estate purchase to contact the appropriate people and she did so promptly. Being new to the Seattle area, we valued her area knowledge, surroundings and school familiarity. We love our new home and are extremely grateful to Gretchen for assisting us. She went above and beyond.

Mark and Mitzi

Sammamish, WA.

Are you looking for a Real Estate Agent, who is knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate transactions, one who is ethical, reliable, and professional? One who works very hard for you? Look no further – Gretchen should be your agent!

Gretchen recently listed our home, representing us as the seller. Her services and the marketing of our home was above and beyond our expectations. She has great communication and negotiating skills and pays attention to every small detail, including the paperwork.

We highly recommend Gretchen Allen as your agent.

Howard and Betty,

Issaquah, Washington

In regards to my recent home purchase, I would like to express the wonderful home buying experience that was experienced by the help of an incredible Broker, Gretchen Allen. Gretchen only showed my homes that I had specified to her and I was impressed with her real estate background and thorough knowledge of the homes. I was so impressed by her ability; kindness, integrity and dependability that I asked her to also process my loan. I would not hesitate to recommend Gretchen to anyone for any real estate transaction. It was a pleasure to work with such an outstanding Broker.

Thank you Gretchen!

Pamela

Bothell, Washington

I highly recommend Gretchen Allen to anyone considering to sell their home as their Broker and for any transaction needs! Gretchen was able to successfully sell our home within record time demonstrating a high level of integrity and under very difficult circumstances. Gretchen is very ethical, honest, positive, and a professional in her industry. I trusted Gretchen completely throughout the entire sale and appreciated having her as my Broker.

Dave and Cindee

Kirkland, Washington

I have worked with Gretchen for over a year as my representative on several pieces of property. I had not found a real estate agent who I felt was competent and hard working and worth their commission, that is until I met Gretchen Allen. She possessed all these qualities and more. I especially appreciated her follow through on details. I don’t think anyone could do better or work harder than Gretchen Allen. She is truly an asset to her profession.

Richard and Linda

Issaquah, Washington

We have just successfully closed both our sale and purchase of homes using
Gretchen Allen as real estate broker for both transactions. By definition,
such times are stressful and complex, and Gretchen’s role was absolutely
essential in moving us through the process to completion.

Gretchen Allen has that rare quality of combining fine professional skills
and experience with genuine personal integrity and warmth. We learned
first-hand that she is a tough negotiator for the interests of her clients,
and that she has a sharp eye for detail; somehow Gretchen managed to focus
on our situation as if we were her only clients, making herself available to
us seemingly at all hours, and on issues large and small.

We were particularly impressed by her ability to accomodate and cope with
our special complication, e.g. major surgery and recovery throughout the
selling and buying process.

We recommend Gretchen Allen with enthusiasm and without reservation. She is
a bright star in the crowded sky of real estate professionals.

Don and Betty Jo

Kirkland, W