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What they say about Gerhard Ade
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“We could not have been happier. We bought the home below the listing price and sold our Redmond home above list price. Where Gerhard really shines is in negotiations…”
Andrew Lagattuta and Tara Kolesar
Short story: Gerhard got us $36K (11.1%) more than the list price. That was never a “given,” considering the condo association bylaws did limit the buyer pool.
The long story is that Gerhard’s marketing strategy is sound and repeatable. He will get your home viewed by the greatest number of likely buyers. He takes your home’s features into consideration, of course, while preparing to sell it, but not at the expense of objective data or his finely tuned “sixth sense.” It’s why he was able to get us a great price and leave the wonderful association neighbors with buyers who will treasure the community spirit.
Michael and Shannon Devaney
Selling a Condo and Buying a House in Seven Days
SELL: Listed our condo on Friday, open house on weekend, offers on Monday, sold on Tuesday.
BUY: Made offer on house on same Friday, paperwork and prayers on the weekend, offer accepted on same Tuesday.
Through the persistent, efficient and meticulous work as well as the encouragement to the client (us), Gerhard Ade led us successfully through the sale of our condo and the purchase of our new home. Dramatically within seven days, but as it has been said, success is 90% preparation and 10% execution.
I recommend Gerhard Ade’s fine work as a seller’s agent. He was truly amazing helping us sell our Bellevue home in 2016. What careful marketing!
Thanks for the help with our homes! In 2009 you found us a brand new house to rent when we moved to Seattle, in 2011 you found us a beautiful craftsman house to buy, and in 2015 you helped us sell that beautiful house for 25% more than we bought it for.
We really appreciate all of the advice you gave, the help with staging parts of the house, getting the photos done, and just making sure the house looked to its potential for prospective buyers.
Selling a unique property is never easy. This was true for our 10-acre farm on the Olympic Peninsula. Despite that, Gerhard Ade’s marketing attracted the attention of prospective buyers from as far as Texas, New York, and California. Over 2,000 people watched the YouTube video. Gerhard’s photography is outstanding! Yes, and we sold the place. Thanks to Gerhard’s negotiating skills, we successfully completed a fairly complex transaction.
Fred & Sharon Thompson
Gerhard was great! He did his homework and helped steer me in the right direction as a first-time buyer. We used Gerhard twice now in the family. I highly recommend him.”
Gerhard sold my Redmond home in record time. His marketing skills are exceptional. Frankly, I don’t understand why he doesn’t list another home every week.
Gerhard has served our family for over 13 years as we bought three homes and sold two in the Seattle area. Our family has grown from one child to seven in those years, and so our needs have changed dramatically. Gerhard has brought unparalleled experience, dedication to details, and personalized care to each of those transactions. He is quick to communicate and clear to explain options. We trust him and his opinion thoroughly. Our whole family also happens to love his German accent.
Stefan & Megan Haney
Gerhard Ade has sold two homes for us and helped us buy three homes. He was great to work with, very proactive in the process of selling and buying a home. He has a unique way of marketing and our homes sold very quickly. I would recommend him to anyone, especially those looking to sell or buy on the Eastside of Seattle.
When we had to sell our home in the Seattle area, Gerhard was our first choice to help us get it done. He stayed on top of every aspect of the deal. Gerhard ensured that our home was professionally displayed which greatly helped us get a timely offer. And his attention to detail for all the required paperwork. If you’re looking for a top notch professional real estate broker, then Gerhard is the person to call.
Gerhard Ade consulted with us about the sale of our home in Kirkland, prior to our relocation. He listed and marketed our property, doing a fantastic website and sales write-up, and had it posted in many locations around town and the internet. We wanted to list at a higher price than he recommended, but we followed his lead and trusted his judgment.
This resulted in multiple competing offers, and we sold in 4 days for considerably more than our asking price, and more than what we originally wanted to sell for. Gerhard’s expert advice, willingness to go the extra mile to ensure potential buyers were happy and had their questions answered, and to give us honest advice on the pros and cons of each offer received resulted in the best experience we have ever had with a realtor. We highly recommend Gerhard as “the” real estate broker to use in the Seattle area
Gerhard Ade first helped me with the purchase of my Bothell condo 12 years ago.
Fast forward 12 years and I was ready to sell my condo and move to Arizona. Without hesitation, I immediately contacted him to sell my condo. Again, because of his integrity. I knew he would be there for what he could do for me versus what he would get from it.
My condo sold quickly. The use of his website portal let me see the progress as well as the staging that was done. I was able to move to CA and know all was in good hands in WA. It’s not just his knowledge, he gets to know you as a person and he is always willing to go the extra mile.
In October 2008, working as a team with Mr. Ade, we were able to sell our home in a changing buyer’s market within only 30 days. Making a big difference between our home’s internet presence and the competitions’ were the experience and special skills Gerhard Ade brought to the table. We got many comments about the presentation that made our home stand out.
While we prepared our home for showings to prospective buyers, Gerhard’s customized internet and local marketing attracted more clicks and views and visitors than competing homes which several months later remained unsold. With Gerhard’s experience with international customers, we were aware of our options at any time. Once we had offers, Gerhard negotiated the best possible deal for us which allowed us to sign papers before we departed to Europe. We have recommended Gerhard Ade warmly to the German and Swiss expat circles.
Thomas and Dagmar Theiner