Hilary Willis Maple Valley WA Real Estate

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Hilary Willis Maple Valley WA Real Estate

"Happy clients, recommendations and referrals are the greatest compliments that I can ever receive. Thank you for your trust."

"My wife and I were fortunate enough to hire Hilary twice for Maple Valley real estate transactions. First, we hired her to help us find a new house. After interviewing several agents, we settled on Hilary. Her work far exceeded our expectations. She listened extremely well and gained a great understanding of the type of house we were seeking. She was patient with us as we struggled to make certain decisions and she was invaluable when it came time to make an offer and go through negotiations. More importantly, when the first house we made an offer ended up having problems, she helped us navigate our way through a morass of challenges that eventually led to the withdrawal of the offer and a new offer on a different house that was a much better fit for us. Although this is probably backwards to how most people do it, my wife and I then put our old house on the market (this was our idea and decision to go this route) and, of course, hired Hilary to handle the transaction. Hilary provided fantastic advice on how to price our Maple Valley real estate, gave practical assistance in staging the home and preparing it for sale, and successfully shepherded the house through to sale in about 45 days while the house across the street which went on the market the same day stayed for sale for another 12 months. I very highly recommend Hilary and her services. She's now moved on to Windermere but that great service and real estate expertise is surely now being put to their great benefit. You cannot go wrong with Hilary -- if you're in the market for real estate services, hire her today!" Service Category: Real Estate Agent Year first hired: 2007 (hired more than once) Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert" - Sean S., Maple Valley

"In a competive market, having an experienced agent is extremely important. I can't say enough good things about our experience working with Hilary. She is extremely reliable, trustworthy, and listens to what you want. She's patient, and willing to see one house after another until its a perfect fit. She is confident, positive, and remains optimistic that the perfect home is right around the corner. She is so well connected with everyone, from lenders and inspectors, to home maintanance people. I would recommend her to anybody selling their house or looking to purchase their perfect home." -Tyler N., Maple Valley

"One of the most trustworthy honest agents out there. She is the first and only person I'd call for any Real Estate needs." - Dale B., Maple Valley

"Hilary is amazing, she is a very honest trustworthy person! I would not hesitate to work with her! She’s is very knowledgeable." -Darlene T., Enumclaw

"When you are thinking of buying/selling a home or property it can be overwhelming. There are so many factors and emotions that go into both and having a smooth transaction with an agent/broker is important. I couldn't imagine using anyone else but Hilary to help us. Hilary has always been on top of her game, professional, knowledgeable, helpful and kind. She has great strategies, ideas and visions. Hilary has always been there for us to answer any of our questions, not to mention she has a great network of contractors and other professionals that can help in this process as well. Thank you Hilary for all your help and support in our real estate transactions!!" - Jeff & Dawn T, Ravensdale

"Hilary is such a wonderful and caring person to work with. I've bought and sold a home with Hilary because I implicitly trust her. Each time Hilary went above and beyond what other realtors do. She is a true professional that effectively communicates every step throughout the entire selling or buying process. She is a strict negotiator that has gotten me the highest price for my home each time. Hilary is the real deal and is the only realtor I recommend to friends and family." - Anne Marie P., Renton

"When my husband and I decided to move from Northern California to Maple Valley, WA. in late 2011, Hilary Willis helped us all the way through the house-buying process. Our purchase would be contingent on the sale of our California residence. She grasped exactly what we were looking for and sought out to find homes that met most of our “must have” criteria. We were very familiar with the area and knew where we wanted to live and where we did not want to live. She knew exactly what price range we needed to stay in and did not waste anyone’s time showing properties that were beyond our purchasing power. While we checked the listings almost daily, she would notify us when something came up on her realtor/broker lists, and this is how we found a desirable property before somebody else’s offer was accepted. While we moved fast to put in an offer and after Hilary arranged and managed the inspection, the sale of our California residence hit a brick wall just as we were approaching the closing date, which resulted in a multi-week closing delay of both properties. Hilary kept on top of every detail, including all the deadlines and multiple closing extensions, and that, combined with her excellent communication and negotiating skills with not only the seller of the Maple Valley real estate, but also with our realtor selling our California home, brought our difficult home-buying journey to a successful conclusion. She was the calm of our stressful situation. I continue to occasionally bounce real-estate matters off Hilary and she always gets back to me quickly with the facts and information I need. I also continue to refer others contemplating buying or selling a home or property to her every chance I get." - Pam I., Maple Valley

"A huge thank you once again, for organizing a community service day. You all out-did yourselves! The courtyard hasn't looked this good in years. The toddlers, seniors and teens have all been enjoying it. Your generosity is unmatched. Thanks again Hilary. I look forward to a long and satisfying relationship with you. Stop by the center anytime. Take care." - Lynn Roberts, Maple Valley Community Center

"It has been an unbelievable experience to work with an agent like Hilary. Her amicable personality and sense of calm urgency have proven to be so important in making all transactions seamless and creates an ambience of comfort and ease for our clients. All of her clients that have come to me have always been more than impressed by her professionalism, integrity, and most of all honesty. Where other agents fail or lack, Hilary exudes with confidence. Her awards for "Rookie of the Year" and being recognized by Seattle Magazine as "the best of the best" in her first year are only small indicators of her industry knowledge, character and the level of customer service she possesses. She is completely committed to every client she works with and has exceeded expectations. It has been a pleasure to work with such an amazing person that I can now also call a dear friend. Best of luck for the close of 2005 and may 2006 be even brighter!" Jenna Edlund, Exec Loan Officer, Liberty Financial

"Working with Hilary Willis has been such a pleasant experience time and time again. I first used Hilary with the sale of my first house, and she made the process painless. Hilary had contacts in all areas of expertise that I needed, such as lending, appraisal and much more. Since that went so smoothly, we used her for the purchase of our next house. It went even better than before. She took care of all the details start to finish. She kept us informed every step of the way. I couldn't have asked for better representation of our Maple Valley real estate, and I continue to send referrals her way." - Jennifer S., Maple Valley

"Hilary is prompt and knows her stuff. I referred her to my Mom to sell her house and she sold it immediately and made the experience "pain free". I know I have an agent I can trust for all my real estate needs, forever." - Angie R., Orting

"We are so grateful for all of the hard work and effort Hilary put into our home buying experience. As first time buyers, we didn't know anything about the challenges of purchasing a home. Hilary was extremely patient and thorough with all of our questions and concerns. She helped us to identify exactly what we were looking for in a house and neighborhood as well as providing us with the tools and confidence needed to achieve all of our expectations in a home. With Hilary's honesty, expertise, and personal attention; we were able to find the perfect house at the end or our exhilarating journey. We wholeheartedly recommend Hilary to all of our friends and we would only trust her to be our agent in the future." - Brandy R., Covington

"My wife and I had discussed at one point that we wanted to move closer to the city and to our work so we played with the idea of putting our house on the market. We had talked to a couple of real estate agents who gave us suggestions on what they thought our houses were worth and we were a little surprised at their suggestions. We had put a lot of work into our home and thought it was worth more. When Hilary came out to look at our house she immediately recognized the value in the house and the features that made it appealing to us. When we told her what we thought it was worth she encouraged us to seek that price and helped us to achieve that goal. In the end, our house sold for what we wanted and we received top rate service from Hilary Willis. I recommend Hilary Willis for any real estate transaction." - Steve B., Kirkland

"We recently sold our first home and used Hilary Willis as our sales agent. Hilary sold our home in 2 days! Throughout the process, Hilary was always in close contact with us and very easy to get a hold of. Hilary did all of the footwork for us, right up to the day of closing! She really made this process a pleasant one. Hilary's knowledge and expertise in the field of Real Estate as well as her desire to provide great customer service makes her a strong asset to any real estate transaction. We will ALWAYS use Hilary for our Real Estate needs as well as recommend her to all of our friends and family." - Todd & Kerrie H., Renton

"When I was in the market to purchase a home back in the winter of 2011, I had been working with another local realtor. While initially he was very attentive and provided me direction, he became unresponsive and not understanding of my needs. It was during this time when I discovered a home via the internet that just came on the market that I contacted a mutual friend of Hilary’s (who I knew just purchased  her home) to get Hilary’s contact information. I immediately contacted Hilary and communicated to her my situation and the house I was particularly interested in. She made herself available at my first opportunity I had to view the house. I made an offer on the house the same day I saw it.  

The home was a short sale and even though I had heard such horror stories about other’s experiences with short sales, mine was considerably quick. I used the lender Hilary recommended who was very experienced with short sales. Throughout the entire process Hilary was always forthcoming with educating me step by step with the complicated process of a short sale. I found her personality to be very calming and assuring. She was very empathetic with the stress I was experiencing during the waiting process. This was my first time purchasing a home as a single woman let alone a short sale. I felt very overwhelmed.  Hilary was always checking up on me during the short sale process just to “check in” how I was doing. Whenever I had a question she had the answer and if she didn’t, within a few hours or less she would contact me with the answers.

Whenever I share with anyone that I bought a short sale home, I always receive a comment of negativity and sympathy. Their reaction is one of surprise and shock when I inform them that my experience was quite the opposite. Always professional, thorough, and just a genuine individual, I would highly recommend Hilary to anyone that wants to have a great experience in making one of the biggest purchases one can make in one’s lifetime." - Lisa C., Bonney Lake

"My wife and I picked Hilary and Kari to list our house from six broker candidates, and we were delighted we did.   Hilary and Kari sold it!  It took just 3 days and went for over the asking price.   We were elated with that result, and they delivered more than we expected in other ways as well.

Hilary and Kari were terrific in helping us prepare the property for marketing.   Their wise suggestions were tasteful and economical.   They also worked with us to develop a marketing plan that balanced our need for security with their need to attract buyers.   Because our property had a unique rural setting, they incorporated dramatic aerial photos in the marketing material.    They also coached us about setting an asking price with an eye toward drawing multiple offers.   Once we received those offers, Hilary and Kari were analytical and tactical in helping us evaluate and decide on a responsive strategy.   And as the property moved into escrow, they coached us through the process so it went smoothly.  

After closing, we looked back with gratitude.   Hilary and Kari were able to make our experience fun and challenging as well as successful.   We enthusiastically recommend them as one of the finest real estate teams in South King County!" -Pam and Terry C., Maple Valley

"My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Hilary when we first moved to Washington. Through the years I got a first hand view of her amazing abilities as a real estate agent both buying and selling. Although we had made several other friends in real estate, we knew when it came time for us to head back to California, there was no doubt who we would be using as our agent. Even through her reluctance of seeing us go, she worked diligently to help us get our house ready for the market. Giving us tips and support whenever we needed, she had our house sold in 4 days! If we ever decide to move back to Washington she's the first person I'd call." -Jeanne U., CA

"I have been on the buyer's side of many transactions where Hilary was their realtor and I helped the clients with their mortgage loan. All of my clients have loved working with her because of her care and concern for their needs and her attention to detail and professionalism throughout the process. She negotiates a fair price for both buyers and sellers and does her research first to make sure she is on top of current market changes and trends." -Rebecca Roberts, Guaranteed Rate Mortgage

"My wife and I were fortunate enough to hire Willis Gordon Real Estate when it came time to sell our house in Auburn.  Both Kari and Hilary were exceedingly helpful in every aspect of our sale, from beginning to end.  As most homeowners do we had our punch out list of what we needed to fix and do prior to going on the market.  Kari and Hilary came over months before the house went on the market to help make those decisions on what to fix and what to forget.  My wife and I had a target amount that we needed to make on the sale of our house and without Kari and Hilary's help I doubt we would have reached our goal.  With their help we were able to get absolutely every penny of value out of our house, and not only meet our needed value but surpass it by thousands of dollars.  Hilary and Kari are hands down the most professional real estate agents we have ever worked with.  I have and would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in King County.  Thanks again Kari and Hilary, we couldn't be happier with our home selling process." -Andrew and Charity P., Auburn