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Stephanie is excellent. She was very accommodating and professional. Made selling our house a easy experience. I would recommend her to anyone selling or buying.

Exceedingly Professional Stephanie took our tough situation and quickly had our house staged and photos taken, at her cost, to get our house on the market quickly. Our home was very unique and it was hard to get an appraiser out, but her persistent paid off. She listens and treats you with respect. I would highly recommend her.

Experienced, extremely helpful, responds to everything quickly, delivers, and is overall great to work with. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else in the area over Stephanie!

Stephanie is absolutely an amazing real-estate agent. Very knowledgeable and will fight for you through the whole process. You will regret not having her on your side. She is very professional but very fun to work with.

Stephanie is very professional, motivated, patient and knowledgeable! She worked very hard to get my family the best price for our home and has worked very hard to find us a new place in our budget. Highly recommend!

Stephanie has been great to work with. She helped us sell a home and is helping us find a new place. She is a go getter who makes things happen. I highly recommend Stephanie for your real estate buying and selling needs.

Stephanie was absolutely wonderful in helping us find a home our family loves! We had a very specific list of the things we were looking for and a very short timeline in which to move. She worked incredibly hard to help us find a home everyone in our family loved. She was an amazing source of information, patient, and positive throughout the whole process. I would definitely recommend Stephanie to anyone looking for their next home!

Emily is not only a dynamic and effective agent, she’s the kind of person you want in your circle. She treated us like family and answered our questions with a genuine and caring approach. Day or night, she was available and eager to help. We miss her dearly!

Over the last 10 years I have used Emily Johnson for my selling and buying agent..she’s that wonderful to work with ! I trust her completely, from her knowledge of the market and what it’s doing , too always having my best interest at heart . Buying or selling a home can be extremely stressful, Emily has always been sensitive to that ,so she always made sure to handle the little things and keep the process moving forward. I could not have have sold or purchased the homes I have without her help and guidance. Hands down I will use Emily has my agent for all real estate endeavors! She’s the best . – Snohomish resident

Even though Emily works with many clients, we always felt like were were the only ones. This made such a huge difference in our morale throughout what would be the biggest decision and risk my wife and I had ever made together. Emily’s many years of experience shone through every interaction and process. She listened, responded promptly to messages, and (most importantly of all) kept us sane and grounded whenever an offer wasn’t accepted or emotions ran high in this wildly competitive housing market. Throughout the year we were house-hunting, there were times where we had to pull back from the turmoil and breathe. Emily would helpfully keep us in the loop and provide updates so that we’d have a good sense of things whenever we were ready to dive in again. It’s been higher stakes and crazier than it ever has been out there, and we absolutely would have been ground down to the point of giving up if it were anyone other than Emily. I’m not exaggerating at all when I say there is no other agent that could have gotten us all the way through to the light at the end of the tunnel that was the 2021 housing market. Thank you Emily, we couldn’t have landed our forever home without you!

Jennifer was amazing, she went above and beyond for my husband and I and found us the perfect home for our family. She is reliable and quick to respond and helps you every step of the way!

Jennifer was excellent at staying on top of all the details and paperwork involved in the sale of our home. With homes selling fast and furious that was super valuable. We were able to get things done and move on to the next chapter quickly. She has a great eye for getting it prepped perfectly for photos and the professionals she hired all contributed to attracting the clients that we needed for a speedy sale.

Five Stars Exceedingly Professional! Stephanie took our tough situation and quickly had our house staged and photos taken, at her cost, to get our house on the market quickly. Our home was very unique and it was hard to get an appraiser out, but her persistent paid off. She listens and treats you with respect. I would highly recommend her.

We were first time home buyers and Emily Johnson was an amazing person to work with. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience that really made us feel confident and motivated to buy a home. We could always depend on her and she was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was recommended to us by family and I’m so glad we got that recommendation. We truly feel we found the perfect home and it might not have been possible without someone as amazing as her showing us the way. Thank you Emily!

Jennifer was extremely professional and went above and beyond to get us into our home! She always has the clients best interest in mind and is very knowledgeable. She also connected us with an amazing loan officer Lisa who made closing a breeze which we appreciated so much!!

Jenn has been more than helpful over the last couple of years. I rented a home from her & Gilpin management to start and recently used her as my realtor to purchase my first home. She has always been my first resource I go to. I recently closed on my house and couldn’t be happier with the experience working with her!

Marilyn rented a home to me. I was very impressed with her communication, she is extremely responsive and answers all questions without fail. It was very obvious she provides impeccible service to the owners and follows a very smooth process for the renter. Only a top notch professional would visit the home of renters before leasing as Marilyn does. I would want nothing less than making sure I am a good fit for what the owner is looking for and Marilyn manages this extremely well. I am very much looking forward to this new rental and highly recommend Marilyn whether you are an owner or renter.

“I believe her to be a wonderful knowledgeable lady – she is very professional and worked with us until the job was done. Even though we were pushing her to get it done because our time to sell was short – she took it and ran with open house time so we hired her to not only sell our home but to find us a new one – she made a four hour trip to our new location and worked with us until we found a new home – i feel like we did not personally thank her enough – the move was a rough one – being older seniors we were so tired we pulled a shut in for a couple days before attacking the large amount to unpack – Kudos to Stephanie.”

“Stephanie is extremely hardworking, professional, and personable. She was able to guide us through and complete the process of selling our home and purchasing a new one with tact and efficiency. She met and exceeded our expectations throughout each step of the process. I would strongly reccomend her as an agent to anyone.”

Stephanie is a pleasure to work with! I love her energy and attention to detail!

Nicole Graafstra is a Real Estate rockstar! I cannot recommend her enough. Her dedication to meet her clients needs, and her attention to detail is exceptional. She went above and beyond to advocate for us, and eventually made our homeownership dreams come true under what felt like impossible conditions. We felt genuinely supported of every step of the way, and would not hesitate in recommending her to our friends and family in the future if given the opportunity. Thank you Nicole!!

Rose McAllister, Thanks again for your understanding, your assistance in getting a home for our son is much appreciated!

Julianne Mckeown, We would like to thank you so much for all you did for us in the selling of our home in Snohomish. We appreciate the way you handled the transactions concerning this sale, and for looking out for our best interest. You are professional, friendly, and you went way above and beyond for us. You truly went that extra mile. You know how to make things happen! Even though we don’t live in that area anymore, we will still recommend you to our friends and family who do live there. We know the value of “Word of mouth advertising“! You Julianne, are an excellent real estate agent, and would be a hard act to follow. Thanks again for everything, and we wish the best for you!

Jennifer Murphy did an extremely terrific job listing my house and getting it sold! Thank you Jennifer!

My wife and I had been looking for a get-away cabin/property and ran into Spike at an event. We worked with Spike on and off for a several years, taking our time to find the perfect place. All that time Spike was awesome, providing us insights on the market, sending us hot sheets, setting up walk-arounds, etc. We had some pretty high standards which made the perfect property hard to find but Spike never gave up on us! In the end we found a property that was outside of Spike’s geo area. She looked out for our best interests by connecting us with a local agent who know the area. We closed on the home a month later. I highly recommend working with Spike, she really cares about her clients.

Gilpin Realty,
Very helpful. Would recommend. The staff is very friendly.

Marilyn Blackburn changed our perspective of real estate realtors!! After 2 years of contacting different realtors and failing to find a home that fit our needs, we decided to try one last time with Marilyn. We entered our relationship with her very skeptical due to our last experiences with other realtors. However, due to her knowledge, patience, great communication and hard work, she was able to find us our dream home. She stayed with us to the end and we cant thank you enough. Marilyn and her team is, with out a doubt, the very best! Thank you Marilyn!

Emily Johnson has been our Real Estate Broker for multiple real estate deals and did a fantastic job. Her communication skills, professionalism, and connections within the community make her real estate transactions run smoothly!

Stephanie did an excellent job finding the perfect home for my family and I, we couldn’t be happier. She was very helpful in explaining all of the procedures of buying a home to a 1st time home buyer like me. It was a great experience working with Stephanie and I would recommend her to anyone and when I buy another house someday I will definitely use her again. Thanks Stephanie and keep up the good work!

When it came to looking for a house, we asked around 4 to 5 agents. When we came across Nikki Cook, it felt very natural to work with her as she is very easy to talk to and listens very well. She’s professional at her job and is not pushy. If you need a question answered, she’ll respond with a firm response. I would definitely recommend her to others who is in need of a house. The fact that my family was not treated differently as we are asian is also a huge plus and is a high point for her when it comes to her job and her profession. Thank you Nikki!

Rose McAllister, Your the best!

As our family continues to get settled into our new home in Stanwood, we feel more and more lucky to be in such an amazing place. We want to take this opportunity to thank you again, Julianne McKeown, for all you did in helping us get here. Searching for, and buying a home is difficult, and can be stressful, but with Julianne leading us in our search and advocating for us with sellers, we have achieved our dream of living amongst a wonderful community, in a one of a kind home, situated on a beautiful piece of property. Julianne’s understanding of the local market is second to none, and her dedication to helping her clients is immeasurable. She responded quickly and professionally to our calls, keeping us in the loop always. She is funny and easy to talk to, and I am not exaggerating when I say I really enjoyed driving around together looking at various properties. Working with Julianne was the most positive home buying experience my husband and I have had, and truthfully, the words “thank you” are not enough.

Emily Johnson agreed to list our log home, which was in a very unique market category. She knew how to be sure that we got top dollar in a market with very few comparable sales available. She marketed our home aggressively, advised us on staging, and brought in showings from across multiple counties. She became an expert on log homes in a short time, and offered to be present on second showings to answer questions for potential buyers. She tracked and followed up on all showings, and kept interested parties advised on our status. Because of this “above and beyond” service, we had two solid offers on our home, and accepted a full price offer. But here is what really makes Emily stand out — once the sale was accepted, she went into overdrive. She guided us through inspection, helped us find qualified and quick acting contractors to do the work, and literally hand carried paperwork between buyer and seller on closing to be sure that we closed. It was NOT her job to do this (although she would disagree) but she was not going to let any last minute issues keep this sale from going through. We were so happy to have her with us through all of the emotions that selling and buying a new home bring, and will never forget the many ways that she supported us.

This is the second house my wife and I have purchased though Spike and Gilpin Realty, because there is know one better in the real-estate market. This last time, Spike put my wife and I in our dream house, with her relentless continual search for just the right place for us! She immediately made us feel at easy and lowered our stress, as she picked up all the leg work involved with searching for our new home. She was always available for us, with after hours calls, and even showing us property’s on the week-end and evenings! She has an excellent approach, allowing us time to inspect and discuss the houses and property’s shown. She gave us a low stress environment by never pushing or persuading us in any way, which gave us time to look for the right place to spend our life’s together. Spike always made her schedule open for the inspectors and had all the answers to the questions we or the inspectors presented to her. Questions out of the norm, that came up thought out the process she was always willing to go the extra mile to find the information and get back to everyone involved. Our experience with Spike was exceptional and we found her to be a warm and caring person, who was intent on helping us find just what we were looking for, and we couldn’t be happier with the results! If we could give her a 5 star rating, Spike would be at a 10! Outstanding Job Spike!

Jennifer Murphy, Great experience so far! Receptionist is super friendly and understandable. She was able to answer all my questions and Jennifer was super friendly.

For first time homebuyers, searching for a home is a stressful process. Christel VanAssche was amazingly helpful and a great resource of knowledge. She explained the process in a way we could understand and really helped us gain an understanding of the procedures. She was always accommodating as far as our limited hours of availability and even relieved some of the stress by meeting with one of the inspection guys when we were unavailable due to work. And most importantly, she helped us find a home that met all of our needs and fit well within our price range. She was by far the most helpful person we worked with in purchasing our home and we definitely will and have recommended her to other friends looking to purchase homes. If we need to go through this process again, she will be our first call. Thanks Christel!

Stephanie Bischoff with Gilpin Realty has worked with me in finding several investment properties over the last few years. Stephanie is great to work with, very knowledgeable in real estate, and very quick to address any concerns. After having used several real estate agents in the past, Stephanie is now my first and only call.

Kristin Cook-Phillips did an amazing job with the sale of our Lake Stevens home. She excelled at handling all the details and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. We had four offers over asking price and we weeded through them based on her expertise and experience. We’d recommend and refer her to anyone looking to have a seamless real estate transaction!

I would like to thank both Gilpin Realty and Julianne McKeown for selling our home for us. I am so glad that we chose Gilpin and that Julianne answered my call. Julianne is a fantastic agent! She made the selling process go so smooth and quick for us it was wonderful! After the first meeting with Julianne, I knew she was the one who could sell our home for us. She priced it for the market, perfectly. She was very thorough in her research and explaining every detail of the process to us. What I appreciated the most was that Julianne kept in touch with me constantly, even while we were just waiting for updates and during every step of the process. We feel Julianne worked very hard for us and the results were so much more than we expected. Julianne has a wonderful personality and she really cared and understood our needs. I am looking forward to having her help my mother with finding a home on this side of the mountains soon. Thanks so much for having such a terrific agent and a terrific Real Estate Company!

Suffice it to say, Spike was a delight to work with when purchasing our home. She is welcoming, knowledgable, experienced, professional, authentic, genuine and gets the job done. We first met her a year earlier when wanting to see a townhome. She stayed in occasional contact after that letting us know what was available in our area and interest without being at all pushy. When we decided to downsize, we called her immediately and the first house we looked at we bought. She helped us every step of the way. She negotiated, gave us sound, solid advise and made the entire experience as comfortable as possible, from inspection to close. Even some great tips along the way. We can’t speak highly enough of Spike and are so grateful for her help. She made us feel like we were her only concern and I believe she was as happy for us as we were.

Very helpful in the selling of my rental, and know helping in the sale of my current home ! Thank you again.

Nicole Graafstra was enjoyable to work with. Her research and knowledge of the comps gave me confidence that our duplex was priced right in this competitive market. Consequently the sale of the duplex was completed in, what I felt to be, a reasonable amount of time.

We buy quite a bit of real estate which means that our agent is showing us dozens of properties in order to find just one that fits our business plan. Janelle understood exactly what we were interested in and made sure that we were getting current updates daily. Janelle would set up the property viewing the day we called her and was always punctual, never having to wait at the location for her to arrive. If you are looking for the one agent that definitely has your best interest in mind, it is Janelle. Her family relocation was disappointing for us as we have had to work with multiple agents to get the service Janelle gave us.
The upside – someone else is going to meet one of the best real estate agents in the business.

She is a Superwoman among real estate agents and I am happy to have the chance to recommend her. ​ I am so grateful to have had Christel VanAssche as our agent. I just popped in one day at Gilpin and she happened to be the agent on duty. She listened carefully to all my specs and preferred locations. She immediately began to send me listings in my price range in areas I was interested in. Christel always answered all my texts, emails and calls immediately. She always answered with a “yes”, “of course” or “I can do that”. She stayed for the 3 hour inspection of the house. We were in a time crunch between our old house and the new one and she did everything she could to make the closing go quickly. She also advised us on matters such as bidding and contractors.

I was one of those customers who was unsure exactly what I wanted. Emily Johnson worked with me for almost two years before I finally found what I wanted. Her honesty and professionalism exceeded the experiences I had had with real estate agents in other areas greatly. Emily made the experience enjoyable. I would not recommend anyone other than Emily for buying a new home.

Selling our home with Stephanie was a wonderful experience. From listing to close she was there whenever we needed her every step of the way. She made sure we got what we wanted through negotiations with the prospective buyers. She even helped us find an agent in the state we were moving to and reached out to her on our behalf. We would definitely recommend buying or selling your home with Stephanie Bischoff.

I have had the best experience with Julianne McKeown and want to sing her praises. Although, I have not met her face to face, we have been emailing back and fourth for the last couple weeks. She has been such a pleasure to work with and has kept me informed of what is going on with the deal we are trying to make. Communication is key when dealing with someone in her field. I have had in the past realtors that you had to chase down all the time, this has been a great experience, thank you Julianne!

We recently purchased and then sold our home with Nikki Cook; there aren’t enough positive words to express how easy she made our experience. Even though purchasing a home can be stressful Nikki’s attention to detail and communication alleviated a lot of that stress and we closed on our dream home on Camano Island. While we chose to wait a few months to sell our home in Mill Creek Nikki kept a close watch on the market and she was an expert on helping us with the perfect price. She got it sold fast and for the price we wanted. The whole process was extremely effortless on our part due to her professional diligence and hard work. I highly recommend anyone looking to buy or sell their home to work with Nikki Cook as their agent. She is the best!

Rose McAllister,Thank you so much from the bottom of our heart for taking such good care of us through this experience! We couldn’t have done it without you! Hopefully we can keep in touch. You Rock!

I would like to express my appreciation for your professionalism and attention to details regarding the handling of our rental unit. Your team member Jennifer Murphy was informative, professional and polite. The ease in which we were able to communicate our desire for renting the townhouse was refreshing. Jennifer gave us her professional opnions and solidified our trust in her.
I would use and recommend Gilpin property management to anyone who needs reliable and professional individuals to serve your real estate needs.

My husband and I were wondering aimlessly thorough out Snohomish County looking for a house to purchase. We were discouraged by what we were seeing in the market, so we decided to seek out a realtor. We had no notion of which realtor to work with. One day we were passing by Gilpin Realty in Snohomish and decided to stop in, just to see if this was a real estate company to consider working with. Christel VanAssche greeted us, she asked all the pertinent questions and got an idea of what we were looking for. Christel told us she had just viewed an area in Lake Stevens that the houses were incredible for the price they were asking, she certainly did her homework and she was right. Christel gave us a brochure, directions to get there and told us to view it and if it was something we liked she would set up a meeting with the agent on site. Long story short, we loved the place and we bought a house there! We probably would have missed the opportunity to purchase this home if it weren’t for Christel, she’s knowledgeable of the inventory of houses for sale, she stays on top of any issues and nips them in the bud. Christel hit a home run for us, we’re very happy with our new home.

Spike helped from the beginning of our house hunt, planning a year before we started looking to ensure there weren’t any financial surprises. When we started actively looking she sent us new listings daily, setup walk throughs regardless of the snow or distance and was instrumental in finding our dream home. Spike always kept our families goals and requirements in mind with supportive guidance during our search. Her quick, thorough work on our offer secured the home of our dreams! We are forever great full and loved working with her!

Love Gilpin Realty. Professional agents and really know the area well. Thank you Gilpin for having knowledgeable and helpful staff!

As an investor Christel VanAssche has represented us on the sale of multiple properties. Over the years we have had many realtors sell houses for us but Christel’s attention to detail makes her one of the top agent/brokers in my opinion. From her talent in staging to using professional photography to capture the full potential, the presentation is outstanding. Couple this with her personality, her customer interaction and her years of experience in negotiating the deal for the best possible outcome, make her a great agent.

Nicole Graafstra did a wonderful job helping us buy our first home. It was a FNME home and the paperwork alone was very overwhelming. Nicole helped us navigate the tricky waters and now we are very happy in our new home. You can trust you are in great hands with Nicole!

Marilyn has managed our rental for 8 years! My wife and I highly recommend her. Since we have moved out of state she has handled the tenants and repairs where we have no complaints. Marilyn has always keep us updated on what’s going on in a very timely manner. One of our best move was having her manage our rental!!!

Nikki is the best agent! I have used her 2 times now, for selling and purchasing, and both were great experiences. She responds quickly and is very knowledgeable about all things real estate. She is the best advocate for her clients and will get you everything you are looking for in a home. She had answers to questions I didn’t even think to ask and I felt like she was really invested in getting me the most for my money. If you’re looking for somebody who is easy to work with and is passionate about what she does, she is the agent for you!

Stephanie has the amazing abilities to make things happen. She works diligently at the challenges that inevitably occur in the real-estate business. My experience with Stephanie was wonderful, her knowledge and expertise allowed me to relax and focus on my daily regime, knowing that I have a professional on my team! Thank you Stephanie!

Emily Johnson agreed to list our log home, which was in a very unique market category. She knew how to be sure that we got top dollar in a market with very few comparable sales available. She marketed our home aggressively, advised us on staging, and brought in showings from across multiple counties. She became an expert on log homes in a short time, and offered to be present on second showings to answer questions for potential buyers. She tracked and followed up on all showings, and kept interested parties advised on our status. Because of this “above and beyond” service, we had two solid offers on our home, and accepted a full price offer. But here is what really makes Emily stand out — once the sale was accepted, she went into overdrive. She guided us through inspection, helped us find qualified and quick acting contractors to do the work, and literally hand carried paperwork between buyer and seller on closing to be sure that we closed. It was NOT her job to do this (although she would disagree) but she was not going to let any last minute issues keep this sale from going through. We were so happy to have her with us through all of the emotions that selling and buying a new home bring, and will never forget the many ways that she supported us.

We had the good fortune to meet Nicole Graafstra at the beginning of our home search and are only disappointed that we only have 5 stars to provide! She was fantastic – she learned who we were first and what we thought we wanted (and was so patient with us as that changed). She helped us connect with a great lender and inspector as we were looking for an old home. We grew to trust her so much that we put an offer on our dream home when we were out of state and could not see it in person. We did so because we knew she had listened intently to us and could say that the house, neighborhood, etc. were exactly what we were looking for. While we miss seeing her for home tours we are thrilled with our new place and so appreciative that she was the person shepherding is through this process!

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