Testimonials

05/14/2017 – Zillow usersuzeraine007

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $700K in Woodinville, WA.
Lynn is the best. I’ve worked with over a dozen realtors across three states and 2 countries. Lynn is top-notch by any standard. The Seattle market is crazy about now. Lynn has the expertise to know what’s what and the interpersonal and communication skills to help you navigate the crazy and still get what you want.

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

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $650K in Sammamish, WA.
Lynn is an absolute delight to work with. She is extremely kind and professional. She is willing to extend herself and go above and beyond her basic agent responsibilities in order to help you. If a problem arises, she finds a way to solve it. She has helped both my mother and myself combined buy 2 homes and sell one home. She has also helped a friend purchase a home, and their family was also thrilled with Lynn as a real estate agent. Both my mom and I would highly recommend Lynn and we wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again.

11/28/2012 – Zillow user6774594

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $650K in Sammamish, WA.

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.

08/19/2013 -Zillow user4153043

Lynn goes above and beyond! I am 100% positive we would not have been able to buy our dream house had we had any other agent! We had made an appointment to see the house a day after it was listed. Lynn found out that there were other offers and she left her family mid-meal to show us the home on a Holiday. Had she not done this we would have been too late to make an offer. Everything Lynn advised was spot on in order to purchase this house! I highly recommend Lynn Downing for both buying and selling! She also listed my current home and it sold in days! Lynn is incredible and I am not exaggerating this fact. Lynn knows how to get it done in this very competitive market! Her clients are her priority. You can always reach Lynn and she keeps you in the loop with every detail. Selecting Lynn Downing will be the easiest decision of the home buying process!

07/12/2013 – Zillow user8481691

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $650K in Sammamish, WA.

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

Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $525K in Sammamish, WA.

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!

05/13/2013 – user2203012

Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Snoqualmie, WA.
Lynn is simply amazing! She’s highly energetic, full of knowledge, personable, and truly had our best interests in mind. She was quick to understand our needs, make recommendations, provide a realistic picture of the situation, and then act quickly to get us into our home. Lynn is highly responsive, a great communicator, and a pro at the process. We’d recommend her to anyone!

03/02/2013 – user0643533

Bought a Condo home in 2012 in Sammamish, WA.
Without question, Lynn is THE best realtor I have ever worked with, hands down. I was looking for a very specific type of residence that had to be found and purchased within just a few short weeks; Lynn made that happen. Her knowledge of the area as well as her endless list of contacts are exceptional. I have dealt with a good deal of realtors over the years and can honestly say that Lynn Downing lands the number one spot in my book!

02/13/2013 – Fabio Soleibe

Bought a home in 2013.
Lynn is an exceptional real estate agent. She invested time early in the process to understand our specific needs, budget and criteria. From there, she used the information to help find us the perfect (yes, perfect) home. Her expertise, sound advice and savvy negotiating skills provided confidence throughout the buying process. In short, Lynn is incredible!

11/28/2012 – user1662647

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $650K in Sammamish, WA.
Lynn was attentive and responsive from the moment we contacted her. We were picky buyers and she was able to adjust to suit our changing and evolving requirements. There is just not enough words to describe what a great person she is and what a fantastic agent she is. Anyone using Lynn to help them buy their home could not find anyone better anywhere

10/23/2012 – user2346830

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.125M in Sammamish, WA.
I first got in touch with Lynn when I was inquiring about a property I saw on Zillow. From the moment she responded to me, she seemed very laid back and not forceful like some realtors I have worked with in the past. Lynn went on to show us several other homes that were of interest and we ended up finding our current house back in August 2012. I have no doubt that without Lynn as our realtor, we would not be in our current home. She was not only there for us in the beginning, responding to emails, calls, questions, etc but her expertise really shined when we were in to the escrow process. We ran in to some issues during our closing process and Lynn worked overtime to help us close and get in to our new home. We can’t thank her enough for all her hard work and dedication. I would without a doubt recommend Lynn to anyone and plan to do so to our friends and family. A HUGE THANK YOU to you Lynn!

10/19/2012 – JHG3

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.35M in Issaquah, WA.

*** 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.

10/18/2012 – user3922368

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $950K in Mercer Island, WA
Lynn has great knowledge of not only the local housing market but also of every other aspect that go with finding and buying a house. She is extremely patient and worked hard to help us find, negotiate, close and move into the house. It seemed she was always ‘on’ as I would get an immediate response back from her for any questions we had regardless of the time of the day. I strongly recommend having her as your agent when looking for a new home and you sure wouldn’t be disappointed.

10/18/2012 – Stephen Snyder

Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $400K in Sammamish, WA.
Lynn worked with us to determine the right price and had two offers at list price within a week! She is helped us get the best deal in the shortest time. She is also an excellent negotiator. In addition, she was a pleasure to work with, made our lives convenient, handled lots of one-off requests we had as we were out of town. Thanks Lynn!

09/06/2012 – user307448

Bought a home in 2012.

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.

07/06/2012 – user4989237

Sold a home in 2012.
Lynn was absolutely amazing for our family. We had a unique situation which ended up being rather difficult at times, and Lynn was extremely helpful, knowledgable, and professional through the entire process. She stuck with us every step of the way, always going above and beyond to make sure that we got what we needed and wanted. Not only did she work with us for months on end to find our new house, she also sold our current one, and was able to make that experience as painless and hassle-free as she possibly could. She emailed, called, or texted me back very quickly whenever I had a question, even on weekends or in the evening. Lynn truly became a friend of our family throgh this whole process, and we will continue to keep in touch with her, even though we have found our perfect home!

06/17/2012 – user811816

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $500K in Sammamish, WA.
I can’t say enough wonderful things about Lynn Downing. She is very professional and she really listened to our needs and desires for the property that we were looking to purchase. We bought a property that was a short sale and she was on top of every little detail and kept us informed every step of the way. It took a very long time for the bank to move and it could have been a tremendously frustrating experience for us all. Through the entire ordeal she remained realistic, confident and encouraging. She was such a joy to work with and I can emphatically recommend Lynn Downing for all of her expertise and for her wonderful personality. She is a real pro!

04/13/2012 – user7817100

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $650K in Sammamish, WA.
You will not find a better agent than Lynn Downing! She is professional, knowledgeable, and a joy to work with. Her communication skills are fabulous, immediately responding to phone calls, emails and text messages. She knows every square inch of Sammamish and very quickly learns what her clients’ needs are. Make no mistake, Lynn is the best!!

03/16/2012 – LouieBliss

Sold a home in 2011.
I met Lynn at an open house she was hosting. We started chatting about what I am looking for and was immediately impressed by how well she knew the market and could identify specific houses that met my wants, so I knew she’d be the perfect realtor for us. She has updated us on every step of the way, notifying us when knew ones come on the market or educating us on the process since it is our first time buying a home. She responds by phone or email within 2 hours every time with answers and never fails to follow up on the smallest details. Once we decided on a home, she negotiated aggressively and made sure we got an amazing deal. She made the process very fun along the way and I would be happy to recommend her to anyone. By the end of it, my husband and I were calling her “Fun Aun

01/10/2012 – user86899

Bought a home in 2011.
We had an excellent experience throughout the process of finding our our new home. Lynn is very knowledgeable, professional, and courteous. She kept us informed every step of the way. Thanks to her dedication, we found the perfect home for our family! We would highly recommend Lynn to anyone looking for a hassle-free home buying experience.

06/17/2011 – hollymell

Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $550K in Sammamish, WA.
It was such a pleasure working with Lynn. She is extremely knowledgable and professional at the same time that she is so warm and caring. Lynn worked tirelessly to help us find a house. We’ve bought and sold other houses in the past and Lynn is definitely at the top of our list of agents. Highly recommended!

04/12/2011 – anitao

Bought a Single Family home in 2010 in Sammamish, WA.
“There was not a school, development or park Lynn didn’t know in Sammamish. She even knew most of the neighbors near the homes we were looking at. It was a pleasure working with her and learning from her knowledge of the area. When it came down to negotiations, we were just as comfortable. She made it happen for us worry free. I would definitely recommend her!”

04/10/2011 – luckygirlgayle

Helped me rent a Single Family home in Broadview, Seattle, WA.

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.