Simone was a dream for us
Simone was a dream for us. We were working remotely for the most part, which meant that we had to rely on Simone for her knowledge of all Seattle's many neighborhoods as well as her expertise in navigating the difficult real estate market there. What could have been a nightmare experience turned out to be a pleasure. She was enthusiastic, informative, and supportive. She and Jody Baker were a great team, making sure we continued to see new listings and write up an offer. During the negotiations with the buyer, Simone handled all issues both competently and graciously, ensuring that all parties were satisfied with the outcome. Even after closing, Simone continues to provide advice, recommendations, and support. I can't praise her highly enoug
A rare combo of expertise and patience
Simone is one of those rare people that combines expertise with patience. Simone helped me buy my first house. Honestly, I had no idea what I was getting into and what I should watch out for when viewing properties. Simone was with me through the whole way. She is the kind of agent that will have your back through the buying process- from making an offer to signing your documents with escrow. Simone makes sure that the transaction goes smoothly and that nothing is forgotten. I highly recommend Simone!
Highly Likely to Recommend
We are so grateful for the opportunity to work with Simone on selling our condo. The current market is very challenging, but Simone presented a compelling case, giving us the confidence and encouragement we needed to move forward. She went above and beyond in her dedication to our property, from staging our place beautifully and creating dynamic marketing materials, to following up with visiting realtors and hosting several open houses. Our condo sold in record time, and we owe this success to her efforts. Simone understands our values and needs, and we look forward to working with her on our next home purchase.
We could not be happier
She showed us a wide range of properties, homes, townhouses and condos. We found a condo in Ballard with a perfect location, she was able to show it to us right away as it already had an offer on it but was not accepted. In the end the condo had three offers and with the help of some very good advice from Simone we are now the owners of the condo and could not be happier. We would highly recomend Simone if your looking in the Ballard area.
The best Realtor we ever worked with
Simone was without a doubt the best realtor we ever worked with. She was completely available, worked hard at staging and marketing and sold our place within the first week. We attribute this to the fact that we took her advice and trusted her on pricing, etc. She did her homework on the market in Eastlake and really was amazing.
Simone is FABULOUS
Simone is FABULOUS - she sold my condo for more than I paid in a down market. She knows how to stage, market and sell in a very deliberate way. More importantly, from the buying side, she is one of very few unbiased agents... most will encourage or discourage people to buy certain types of properties (condos vs. co-ops, for example), but she doesn't. She merely gives you the information to make an informed decision and lets you figure out what is best for your situation. She comes highly recommended!
Professional, attentive, honest, and personable
Simone is professional, attentive, honest, and personable. She helped us find the home that met our specific needs and kept us updated throughout the home-buying process. She is down to earth, flexible, patient - and maybe most importantly - knows the current trends in the Seattle market. She helped us purchase our first home. We highly endorse Simone and will refer all of our friends to her!
"I can not recommend Simone enough"
I can not recommend Simone enough, she has now bought (2011) and sold one house (2016) for us in Seattle and has now bought our new home (2016). She has been consistently excellent in her help and advice. She has always been available to answer any questions we have and has an excellent eye for detail.
Working with Simone has made a potentially stressful experience into an enjoyable one
Simone went above and beyond for us
Simone went above and beyond for us in our first time home buying experience. She catered to our needs and worked hard when I'm sure there were more lucrative homes to be sold. She's very knowledgable and knows the ins and outs of the business to get the job done. She's no joke! I'd strongly recommend.
Simone is fantastic!
Simone is fantastic! As a client who is very hard to please, I have to say she helped make a very difficult purchase, then quick sale go seamlessly. She was always one step ahead of us, very knowledgeable, decisive and responsive. She went above and beyond to make our experience free of stress, while having a shrewd business sense that drove great results for us.
Couldn't have been happier!
We worked with Simone this summer to sell our townhome, and couldn't have been happier! We had shopped around for agents and I was very impressed of her knowledge of our area and the thoughtfulness of just our initial phone conversation (which in turn made her our top pick!). I appreciated her specialization in our neighborhood, courtesy and compassion during the stress of putting a house on the market. All of our questions (and there were lots of them!) were answered with ease and was really great about going in to details to explain the pieces that were a little confusing to first-time sellers.
Experienced and skilled
We highly recommend Simone Bouterse as an experienced and skilled real estate agent. She recently sold a house for us and the process was incredibly smooth. With her breadth of knowledge and deep understanding of the housing market, we fully trusted her advice to help us make decisions. She was always on top of deadlines and tasks that needed to be accomplished. We believe our house sold quickly and painlessly due to Simone's expertise. It is with great confidence that we recommend Simone Bouterse.
Simone came so highly recommended to me, I was expecting excellence...,but, she was beyond impressive! I had a very unusual and complicated condo sale that did not seem to even bother her. She was so knowledgable and professional, yet gave personalized service with a heart. She even arranged for the repairs, painting and cleaning of the condo while I was out of town! I had 2 great offers within a few days of being on the market! She was remarkable and I highly recommend Simone
My husband and I first met Simone Bouterse at an open house in Seattle. So impressed were we by her approachable and helpful manner that we kept her business card. Two years later when my elderly mother was planning to sell her house, we remembered Simone and contacted her. Talk about a good first and lasting impression! From the time we formally sat down to prepare to sell, to the closing date 7-1/2 weeks later, Simone orchestrated the entire sale process with great efficiency and smoothness. Well organized and proactive, she provided a timely schedule and recommendations for landscaping, clean-up, junk and carpet removal, and even consignment. For a first-time seller like myself and with regard to the needs of my elderly mother, Simone always took time to listen and explain, with sensitivity and kindness. From setting the price of the house to discussing multiple offers, Simone was the unique combination of acute business savvy and utmost graciousness. Always positive and upbeat, she was such a pleasure to work with.
"I can not recommend Simone enough"
I can not recommend Simone enough. She has now bought (2011) and sold one house (2016) for us in Seattle and has now bought our new home (2016). She has been consistently excellent in her help and advice. She has always been available to answer any questions we have and has an excellent eye for detail.
Working with Simone has made a potentially stressful experience into an enjoyable one.
"Turned my house hunting experience from something I feared into a joyful and exciting experience"
Simone turned my house hunting experience from something I feared into a joyful and exciting experience. She is incredibly kind, diligent, aware, and simply fun to be with.
"Her expert guidance delivered the best possible outcome"
She started by giving us the most comprehensive market analysis on any competitor. Her expert guidance delivered the best possible outcome. We got top dollar in a short amount of time. She knows the market, how to negotiate and is a fun and loving woman to work with