05/14/2017 – Zillow usersuzeraine007
She’s also flexible and tenacious. It’s taken us three globe-trotting trips over 4 months, but we finally closed on a house last week. She stuck with us through it all. She not only finds you the property you want, she walks you through the daunting paperwork and the myriad decisions that go with it (i.e. inspections, contingencies, escalation clauses, you name it). She’s seen it all and she gives you the advice you need – whether you know it (and like it) or not.
Buying a house right now in Seattle can be trying and frustrating. Lynn was also good company throughout the whole process. It gave me added peace of mind to know that not only would she look out for my interests, but her company would make it as pleasant a process as possible.
I’d work with her again in a heartbeat.
11/28/2012 – Zillow user8000719
11/28/2012 – Zillow user6774594
We first contacted Lynn (who was a listing agent) for a property we were looking for at Sammamish. She came across as very friendly and pleasant. As first time home buyers she was able to get us out of our initial apprehension and concern within the first few meetings. She explained her way of working, she was open and frank at the same time professional. She asked us our requirement and kept us updated of any new houses coming on the market immediately. She would email us listing in the middle of the night that would have just come up. For someone who was looking for houses in a crazy market where houses get snapped up in hours , we were very happy with her commitment to help us.
She met us at every house we wanted to see including open houses and shared her thoughts and ideas of the house. As we explained our specific requirements she would suggest improvements or modifications to meet our requirements. She was quick to get us professional information for questions we had on modifications or cost. At no point did we feel pressured to buy a house we did not like. When we liked a house and expressed our desire to put in an offer, she would appraise the trends for the area the house was located in and suggest a range for the offer. We are very happy with our experience in working with Lynn. We would definitely recommend her to anyone in the market looking for a house.
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07/12/2013 – Zillow user8481691
Lynn is AMAZING! I personally know several great realtors but my ex-husband and I decided to find a neutral party. Lynn is brilliant, forward thinking, an excellent negotiator and does a wonderful job explaining the tricky language of all the legal mumbo jumbo to the lay person (me). We had $44,000 in equity but due to the market we still had to do a short sale. I was very impressed with her deliberate choice to educate herself on short sales fully recognizing there would be a need for them in this market way ahead of time. It was hard to believe having so much equity in our home we had to short sale.
She showed great compassion in explaining market trends and the reasons why a short sale was necessary. She is a very smart, kind and witty woman who comes across as sweet as peach pie (and is) but is a shark in negotiation. She budges when she has to but got what she wanted (for us) more often than not. Shark might not be the right word but she is very focused on getting her clients the best deal possible).
In addition to selling our home, she went way above and beyond the call of duty for me. Our close date got moved from Dec 27 to Nov 6th. I found out 4 days before I left for Cabo in the middle of Oct. The day I got back, I had exactly 2 weeks to pack up a 5 bdr, 3 car garage home with two cats and two kids and find a place to live. I had to work full time and had my kids 50% of the time so needless to say, time was of the essence. Upon my return, she had found and was ready to show me a dozen rentals over the course of a few days. What a blessing! She is amazing and I am so grateful!
06/19/2013 – SYParker
We cannot thank Lynn enough for everything that she has done for us! She is incredible and seriously knows her stuff.We were so overwhelmed when we started looking and Lynn was there with us every step of the way; answering all our questions, meeting us for showings whenever was most convenient for us and most important of all, she genuinely cared about who we were and what house would best fit us. We loved that she was always honest and never tried to “Sell” us on something.
After looking at many houses we finally found what we were looking for and it could not have happened with out Lynns dedication and persistence to help us get what we wanted. We will work with her again if and when we are ready to move and refer her to everyone we know.
If you are looking for someone who cares about all the details and finding the right place then Lynn Downing is the BEST agent that you can get and we were so lucky to have found her!
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10/19/2012 – JHG3
*** Highly recommended ***My family recently relocated to Issaquah, and because we were new to the Seattle area we contacted many realtors and planned an extensive search of homes in the area to help us not only find the right home in great neighborhood but also to determine which part of town we wanted to live in. During our search we did extensive research online, visited open houses, and setup home tours, and through this process we met and worked with several real estate agents and firms in the Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, and Sammamish/Issaquah areas. Naturally many of the agents were eager to work with us, but most of them pushed us to sign an exclusive representation agreement, tried to push us to make offers on homes that didn’t fit our needs, or didn’t take the time to follow-through or understand what we were looking for.
Of all of the agents we worked with, Lynn Downing was by far the best. She volunteered to help us, did great research, stayed in constant contact, was extremely knowledgeable about the entire Eastside area, was available anytime to connect, and found out about and showed us homes before they even went on the market. In fact we ended up purchasing a home that was going to be listed the next day, and we were the only people to see the house. Once we decided on this great house, Lynn did an fantastic job working with us to complete the contracts, and she meet with the home inspectors, recommended several lenders, and stayed on top of the escrow agents to ensure an on-time closing.
Having lived in 9 cities throughout the US over the past 20 years, I have a lot of experience purchasing and selling homes and working with real estate agents. I can tell you that teaming up with Lynn Downing was a fantastic experience, and when it comes time for me to move in the future, I’m only calling one person to work with, and it’s Lynn. If you need a real estate professional on the Eastside of Seattle, you should call Lynn. I’m confident she’ll do a great job for you as well.
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10/18/2012 – Stephen Snyder
09/06/2012 – user307448
We relocated from California this summer and bought a house in our desired neighborhood. We were first time buyer, did not know area well, housing market was hot, and process was tough. But luckily we had Lynn as our agent, and now we settled in our new house. We believe it was impossible to purchase a house in this short time without her help.She tirelessly drove us around house hunting in the East Side. It was always a pleasure ride even on the day of unsuccessful house hunting because of her cheerful personality. she gave us a lot of tips on life here like ice cream shops, schools, parks and e.t.c.
She is a great communicator naturally. Even from the first time we made a contact with her while we were still in California, her email correspondence was quick, accurate and with warmth. She respected our taste, budget and our special needs, and encouraged us not to make a quick but thoughtless decision.
Her knowledge and negotiation skill was excellent and we trusted her very much. Of course many good real estate agents have those skills. However, what makes Lynn different form others is that she knows buying and selling a house is not just about money and property swap but an emotional work for both sides. She respects not only our feelings but also seller’s feelings when she negotiate and that is the key to win.
I recommend her strongly. In fact I have already recommended her to my friends who are coming to Washington.
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04/10/2011 – luckygirlgayle
Lynn is a relocation ANGEL! I had a crazy short window of time to find a rental home for my career relocation to Seattle. After going online on my own, getting discouraged (I have 2 dogs) and overwhelmed, Lynn came to the rescue. She asked questions to clarify my needs and priorities, and then found no less than 8 pet-friendly & NICE rental properties. I reviewed them online before my trip to Seattle, we prioritized them, Lynn mapped out a home tour, she picked me up at my hotel, and we saw them all in a single day.Then she went home that night, found more properties and neighborhoods for my own Seattle knowledge, and we were out again. I narrowed my list to 2 properties and Lynn managed the negotiations and paperwork with professional ease and a positive “can do” attitude throughout, even when other agents were not professional.
As a Seattle native and UW alumni, Lynn knows everything about the area, she is a joy to work with AND she gets results. I love my rental home and I wouldn’t have found it without her.