More About Me

About HAL:

BROKER, REALTOR(r), Accredited Buyer's Rep., Certified Staging Professional, Certified Seller's Rep

I have NEVER been one to keep my opinions to myself. I promise to always be candid, honest and straightforward. I want ours to be a relationship built on friendship and trust. I do not believe in high pressure and will not ever push you into making a decision before you are ready. However, I promise to provide unlimited support to allow you to make the right decision when the time comes.

I work hard at minimizing the chaos in your life and the stress of the deal while guiding you through the process of buying and selling your home in as painless a fashion as possible. It is not just my job, it is my joy.

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, I think you will appreciate my extensive knowledge of the Seattle housing market and of each of its neighborhoods. You can’t underestimate the need for years of field experience and hard-earned knowledge in having a deep-rooted understanding of neighborhood pricing for buying or selling.

As an extra bonus, I bring 20 years of personal experience in renovating homes and have made the study of architecture and architectural styles a favorite avocation. I love to share my knowledge of homes and share with you about the homes we see and the homes you live in, about their architectural style, their history, and to help you realize their potential beyond the existing décor, furnishings, and colors.

I am constantly working to make sure you’ll enjoy working with an agent who combines all the tools you’ll need. In the past few years, I have received my Accredited Buyers Representative as well as Accredited Sellers Representative designations. I have my certification as an Accredited Staging Professional and have been selected as a Seattle Magazine 5-Star Professional as a top Seattle realtor every year since it has been awarded.

For Sellers

At Hal and Jeff Homes, we provide the full range of marketing techniques. I work as a professional stager with access to a warehouse of items to display your home to its best effect. We take great care before listing your home to make a maximum impact from the moment it is listed. Your home will be featured with beautifully photographed professional pictures displayed on our freshly updated website and throughout the web to the full range of internet searches including Windermere, Trulia and Redfin, for all potential homebuyers to see. Thousand of Puget Sound agents will immediately have access to your listing through the Northwest Multiple Listing Service allowing us to work together to sell your home quickly. We will do a comprehensive marketing analysis for you to price your property properly and competitively and guide you carefully and gently through the listing and selling process. We individualize our marketing plans to suit your needs and work together to make your selling experience a positive experience.

For Buyers

It is clearly our pleasure to assist you in every way possible. We are all about relationships, sharing and turning a stressful process into something fun and supportive. We provide an extensive knowledge of neighborhoods and pricing which we think will prove invaluable in finding and negotiating your new home. We love to educate you on home styles, on construction methods, on remodeling possibilities with an eye towards resale value. We will clearly and concisely review all forms with you for the purchase and sale agreement and make you an active participant in your purchase. We will be there for you throughout the inspection process. We can help you with mortgage pre-approvals and financing, home inspection services, architectural advice and any other assistance as necessary. We are happy to assist you with referrals to a wide range of reputable and reliable contractors once you’ve purchased your new home and never abandon you. After all, we are here to look after you and your interests. We believe in being your real estate agents for life!

And most importantly, we work as a team and we are ALWAYS here for you. And because we work as a team, you can always depend on having one of us to be here and when it comes time to talk, to meet, to negotiate on your behalf. We pride ourselves on being there for you at your open houses and not someone who you don’t know. You hired us and we will be here for you!

We look forward to the challenge of maximizing every seller's profits in record time, and matching each and every buyer with that special property. Real estate may not be brain surgery, but you still want to work with the best!

About JEFF:

Educated home buyer's and sellers. That’s what makes for smooth transaction. That’s my goal – to put clients in charge while I act as your advocate. To give you the confidence to act on your decisions and know that you’ve made decisions based on solid information from trustworthy resources. It is your full understanding of each step of the process that allows you to make the wise decisions. I strive to give you the foundation to do so.

With over thirteen years of experience, I have seen all sides of the real estate market, survived and thrived by never giving up. I bring to bear that tenure & tenacity to be a well-rounded advocate for you. I began my learning with a degree in Marketing and Communications. After college, I spent the first nineteen years of my career developing lifelong lessons and skills in the corporate world with Pepsi-Cola.

I take it personally that you not only experience a pleasant experience with as little drama as possible, but that you get the results you hope for. What I promise is integrity, accountability, mentor-ship and a source you can count. Simply, I do what I promise.

Accreditations beyond broker license:
Council of Residential Specialists - CRS;
Senior Real Estate Specialist - SRES;
Accredited Buyer’s Representative - ABR;
Accredited Seller’s Representative - ASR.
NAR’s GREEN Building Designation-GREEN