April's recommendation for a listing price came with a very detailed market analysis, visit to the home, and consultation meeting. I knew, exactly, what to expect. She had accurate answers to all of my questions and fit my hectic schedule.
I could not have been happier. April is amazing.
April and Carla were referred to me highly by a co-worker who had 3 independent people recommend to him. Obviously, they knew what I was soon to find out. Carla and April are simply THE BEST! I sold my home in Seattle right as the market was shifting. Pricing was very tricky, but April's vast experience was invaluable and I felt like I got top dollar for my beloved house. What made it a great experience rather than a transaction was both April and Carla's care and concern for me as a person. I interviewed other realtors who had the business knowledge, but April knew me, what was important to me, and took care of me as a person. They stayed in constant communication and tailored their feedback, requests, and suggestions in a way that was effective to me. They went above and beyond what I would expect any realtor to do, providing help and services that didn't help the sale of the house, but helped me as an individual.
In a competitive market, with plenty of options, I don't know why anyone would choose a different realtor after meeting April and Carla. I recommended them to my neighbors and anyone with the slightest interest of moving.
I've relocated from Seattle to the Midwest. . .a choice I regret now that it's January, but once again, April and Carla helped me by interviewing realtors in Milwaukee on my behalf. Who does that? They didn't make any money off of it, just once again looking out for me!
Lyda & Brian
I have known April for going on 20 years now. She was friends with a co-worker and we would run into each other at social gatherings. At one of these events, we happened to gather at the new home of April’s parents and had to borrow a can opener from the next-door neighbors. The neighbor’s son was the only one home at the time and he came along with the opener. As Fate would have it, that young man later became my husband. By the time we were looking for our first home it was a no brainer that we would use April as our realtor. Since that time April has represented us as both buyers and sellers numerous times, most recently this past year when we bought our first house and sold our condo. When you are making real estate transactions, the dollar amounts are staggeringly large compared to anything other purchase you make. Plus, you are talking about your home – either the place you have spent many years of your life, or the place you hope to make your home for many years. It is all very emotional and overwhelming, not to mention all the dates and paperwork hoops you have to manage. April manages all the bureaucratic details leaving you to focus on finding the right home, plus she is totally unflappable. I can’t count the times I, or my husband, called her freaking out about one thing or another and she took it all in stride and calmly guided us through it all. At the same time, as a negotiator, she is as tough as they come and keeps her clients’ best interests laser focused. We love our new house and as the weather improves have started chatting with our neighbors as we all venture outside for yard projects or just a stroll around the neighborhood. On days I work from home, I am taken with just how many folks (and dogs!) are often out for a walk. We have also had a blast exploring the various shops and restaurants that Burien has to offer (this place is a true hidden gem). I wouldn’t think twice about recommending April including sending referrals her way, and she is the only realtor for us.
April is fantastic! I first met her over 19 years ago when I was buying my house in Seattle, and even then she immediately stood out as being head and shoulders ahead of the other agents I had met. She took the time to understand my requirements and concerns and, back in the day when you couldn't search for houses on the Web, helped me find what proved to be my home for a very long time.
When I finally decided to move on and sell the house, I interviewed several agents who had been recommended to me, but, as before, April ended up at the head of the pack. I was soon very happy to have made the right decision and hire her. She helped me plan a well orchestrated sequence of steps, from moving out, painting, sprucing up and staging the house, all on a very tight schedule, found and negotiated with contractors and took care of innumerable details at a time that I would have been overwhelmed with my relocation. She was totally hands-on, and I was frankly amazed at the level of effort she expended on my behalf. On top of that, she devised and implemented a marketing strategy that led to seven above-listing offers on the offer review date, and successfully negotiated to raise an all cash offer we had received. I cannot speak too highly of her performance.
April was the best! She went out of her way to be helpful literally every step of the way. I never felt pushed or persuaded. April would present all of the options, and make sure she provided me with all the knowledge so I could make an informed decision.
My budget did not allow for me to hire a "stager" so April and my brother worked together to stage it. April even brought in some of her own furniture and pieces to add colorful yet tasteful touches. My place was transformed! She also waited one day for hours for the dishwasher delivery people, when I could not leave work. April has integrity, skills, and a desire to be truly helpful. I am so grateful I found her!
Joseph & David
April was the best real estate agent we could have asked for. She was diligent, prepared, available, patient, and most importantly deeply knowledgeable about all things Seattle. She saved us time and money. I would recommend her to any friends or family looking to buy a home in Seattle.
April was a pleasure to work with - knowledgeable, trustworthy and fully engaged. Having the chance to work with Carla as well made this a top notch experience. I love my new home and appreciate being able to look back on the process as a fond memory. Hard to go wrong with April and Carla on your side!
April is amazing! She's knowledgeable, trustworthy and very helpful. She will definitely be the first person I will call for any future real estate deals.
If people ask me if I know a great Seattle Realtor I say yes. April helped us find the perfect house and has gone on to help several of our friends with buying and selling. At least 7 people with no problems over 12 years. She is a professional.
Kevin & Shanna
We worked with April to buy a house when we moved to Seattle from Michigan early in 2011. She was incredible. We had to to pick a house with only two visits to town, so April took great care to maximize our time. Prior to our first visit, she supplied us with lots of Internet listings to view, and took our feedback to constantly refine new choices. After my wife made an initial re-con visit to view lots of neighborhoods, April was able to use her awesome knowledge of Seattle to quickly center us in on the right neighborhoods for us. When the whole family came out, we were able to find a house we love in two days. Done! April was an absolute joy during the time we were looking, and we feel incredibly lucky to have worked with her. I HIGHLY recommend her.
Marques & Alyssa
April came from a recommendation from a friend, and now that the home-buying process is over for now, we couldn't have imagined working with anyone else by our side. As first-time home-buyers, we had a lot of questions and anxiety about the whole process, but April (and her colleagues Carla and Mark) made us feel so at ease. April is the epitome of the kind of guidance you would want in a buying agent - she understood what we were looking for, was not afraid to caution us to reconsider certain homes or features we happened to fall in love with (in a very diplomatic way), and ultimately, made us felt like this process was one we drove ourselves while providing us the advice and counsel we needed. Her years of experience and expertise in the Seattle area, both as a buying and selling agent, proved invaluable throughout the process, from home tours to inspections to contract negotiations and everything in between, and we absolutely would not hesitate to work with her again - she'd be the first person we'd call!
Matthew & Mee-Hong
My wife and I were very happy with April's collaborative style and marketing approach. The home we sold is not your typical construction, and we interviewed several agents prior to choosing April. We wanted a team that valued our home as we did, and could help us with staging and preparing the house prior to sale. Where others saw our home as a challenge, April saw only opportunities, and walked with us every step of the way, providing professional photographs and staging materials. Her team and approach helped us to not only sell our home quickly, but above our asking price and to a family that valued our home as we did.
Ryan & Lauren
April did an amazing job! Staged our home perfectly. We got 5 offers as a result. This is during the shutdown of Covid. She’s awesome and her team was top notch. Her services paid for itself.
Jamie & Luis
We have now worked with April through three home deals since 2015. April beautifully helped prepare our first home for listing in 2015 and provided expert guidance on pricing. On review date, we had 10 amazing offers to review and ended up selling well above ask. Our sale in March 2020 landed nine offers and also went well above ask, exceeding our own expectations. We are now living in our dream home (closed July 2020) which had six offers on review date. April helped us navigate tricky real estate markets each time. April has it all – she is very personable, incredibly knowledgeable, professional, creative and is someone we trust wholeheartedly when it comes to negotiating for our best interests. She is an A+ realtor and person and we’re thankful to know her.
Nicholas & Cindy
April was fantastic to work with, and would represent your next real estate move fabulously. April negotiated the sale of our condo from May to September of 2020. April and her team worked with us well before May to understand the market, and set clear marketing and sales plan to drive our sale. I couldn't be happier with the service April has provided.
Jennifer & Ozii
We were referred to April by a friend after a less than ideal few months working with a different real estate brokerage. As first time home buyers, we were looking for a knowledgeable, hands-on and friendly agent who could guide us through the process and help us find our dream home. April was the right gal for the job! She was very knowledgeable about the local area (even giving us things to think about given our goal to eventually turn the property into a rental unit), very proactive and responsive (she did much of the searching for us and would frequently send us homes to review online), and super personable (she invested in building a genuine relationship with us and wasn't just in it to close a deal). Honestly, we were thrilled to have found April and can't recommend her enough!
Evette & Bart
April Rauch and Carla Tobens of Windermere Real Estate were Godsends in the time of COVID. My husband and I knew that we had to down-size and move into an assisted-living situation in 2020; and then COVID struck in February.