The Personal Seattle Real Estate News
What they say about Gerhard Ade
“We could not have been happier. We bought the home below the listng price and sold our 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.
Gerhard underpromised and overdelivered!
Michael and Shannon Devaney
Gerhard Ade first helped me with the purchase of my Bothell condo 12 years ago. What drew me to contacting him over all realtors was his website and after talking to him, his honesty. He didn’t show me anything outside my price range, listened to my wants, and even helped me understand the whole “getting a mortgage” aspect of a first-time buyer. He had the knowledge and unlike many that were wanting to assist in my purchase, there was no pressure. He understood that I would know it when I saw it.
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.
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 highly recommend Gerhard to anyone seeking to buy or sell a house! He is an exceptional Real Estate Professional with many years of experience. We were looking to buy a house/condo for a long period of time and during that time Gerhard has taught us so much about real estate and how to make the right choice. He pays a lot of attention to details and always provides a ton of information about each property. We were very happy to work with Gerhard and with the result of our search.
Gerhard was amazing to work with. He listened to all our requests and worked tirelessly to find us a home. He answered all our questions promptly, and was very knowledgeable in his field, with amazing, reliable instincts. We were so thankful that he came to all our signing meetings to grant us peace of mind, that he took us on endless tours, and even went out of his way to hire a contractor to doublecheck an inspector’s findings to make sure we got the best deal possible. We were happy to have him guide us through the tumultuous journey of home selling and buying and highly recommend him.
Josh and Anne Bouckeno
After my first home purchase with Gerhard, I remarked how he had redefined for me what excellent service meant. Since then, he’s helped me purchase another home. He also 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.
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!
Gerhard Ade is an outstanding realtor and a very good friend. 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 was our realtor in our recent house purchase. Gerhard was by far the best real estate broker I’ve had the pleasure of working with. He went above-and-beyond to help us find our new home. He was very responsive to questions and requests for tours and worked around our schedule to take us to see prospective homes. He helped us schedule inspections and research prospective homes & neighborhoods (and in one case went to city hall to check on whether an easement on a property we were considering would pose an access issue). I appreciated Gerhard’s honest assessment of each home we viewed – it became clear very quickly that he didn’t just want to sell us a home – he wanted to sell us the RIGHT home. I would work with Gerhard again in a heartbeat.
Gerhard Ade consulted with us about the sale of our home in Kirkland, prior to our relocation. He offered advice on the things to repair, and changes to make to things to make the house show better, such as taking down some pictures and putting away extra trinkets around the home. 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
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.
Being first time home buyers, we learned a lot through that process and that helped us buy our next home in California. The realtor that was helping the buyers of our last house even commented to us what a joy it was to work with you. He explained many realtors are “flaky” and it can be like pulling teeth to get everything done. He told me how refreshing it was to work with you, that you were really on top of it all. I guess that must have been true, because there were zero delays or issues and in my limited experience of 1 purchase and 1 home sale, you have given the illusion it’s simple and painless, which I guess as a customer, is all I care about.
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.
We knew our challenge to Gerhard was a tough one: find a 3-bedroom house on the Eastside within our budget and taking into account our divergent interests. Gerhard, confident he could help, showed us a number of homes while patiently explaining the ins and outs of the home-buying process. Partway through the search, that third bedroom became a necessity, as our second daughter was born. Through his contacts, Gerhard found a 3-bedroom (with bonus room) 1 ¾ bathroom home with 2-car garage in Bellevue that fit what we were willing to pay. We’re thrilled! Our older daughter gets to remain in the same school, there’s plenty of room in the fenced backyard for our dog, and best of all, there’s a bedroom for each one of our family members (with extra room for visitors). We couldn’t be happier. Through the entire process, the professional manner of Gerhard (and his team) made the buying and closing process, often a stressful time especially with a newborn, easy and even enjoyable!
Matt, Angela, Amy & Amani
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
I began working with Gerhard in 2011. Since then, I have bought two properties for myself and introduced him to my brother and a friend. They purchased another two properties with Gerhard. My collaboration with Gerhard was a pleasant experience. I was impressed with his professional service, up-to-date market analysis and the value of specific advice based on his insightful understanding of my requirements as a customer.
We are happy to have Gerhard in the real estate business and to work with him as our best real estate professional advisor and assistant in the USA. I thank him for his work and would be happy to recommend him as your partner in real estate.
Having relocated internationally two times already we were not looking forward to another relocation back to the US but with two small children in tow. We ‘met’ Gerhard via the internet while we were still living in Singapore and he gave such sound and expert advice about moving to the Puget Sound area, it was an easy decision to go with him as our real estate agent without ever meeting him face to face. Even before our move he established an easy rapport with us and helped us in any manner he could. After our arrival, he not only worked to find our family a home but helped us in many other ways to feel comfortable in a new area. Gerhard has become more than just a real estate agent; he has become a wonderful friend to our family.
Even before our move he established an easy rapport with us and helped us in any manner he could. After our arrival, he not only worked to find our family a home but helped us in many other ways to feel comfortable in a new area. Gerhard has become more than just a real estate agent; he has become a wonderful friend to our family.
The Morgan Family
Selling your condo and buying a home when you travel on business and, at the same time are planning to get married, seemed like an impossible task. I needed someone who kept me informed wherever I was, would think ahead and take care of all the details without me having to ask. That’s what Gerhard did for me and I am sure he would do the same for you.
When I listed my Redmond condo with Gerhard Ade, he did not add his for-sale sign to all the others lined up along the street. Instead, he promoted my condo aggressively with targeted marketing. Only three days into the listing, when I typed in “Redmond Condo” my condo appeared on page 1 of Google™. When I sold, some of the same old for-sale-signs were still standing.
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
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
Es gibt im Leben immer wieder grosse Ereignisse. Eines davon ist, sich Eigentum zu erwerben. Da es meist um viel Geld geht und geringste Fehler unverzeihlich sind, ist der Erwerb von Eigentum mit viel Vorsicht und Aufmerksamkeit verbunden. Wenn Europäer oder Deutsche so etwas vor haben, dann wünscht man sich am liebsten absolute Sicherheit und Vertrauen. Verbunden mit dem Immobiliengeschäft ist das für viele Intressenten kaum vorstellbar. Darüberhinaus, dann auch noch nicht in der Muttersprache verhandeln, macht vieles doppelt schwer.
Ich hatte das Glück , genau die Person zu finden, in der ich alles vereint vorfand, obwohl ich nicht wusste wie es ausgeht.Die Souveränität, das Gespür und die Professionalität, verbunden mit Hingabe, Zuverlässigkeit und vieles mehr, findet man nur bei Gerhard Ade. Manchmal fehlen einem auch die Worte und ich bin nahe dran.
Alles Gute und grosse Dankbarkeit