9 Step Guide to FSBO
If you’re trying to decide whether to sell your home FSBO or work with a real estate agent, there are a few things you need to know.
Bob's Clients Love Him Because He Gets Results.
Moving from Boston to the Seattle area was one of the hardest things our family has done. Thankfully we had Bob to make our lives so much easier! His knowledge of the Eastside and diligent efforts to know our family equipped him well to find us the most wonderful home. Our two year old still asks about “Bob” and if we can go see more houses with him!
Bob Papke helped us both purchase our new home as well as sell our last house. During both transactions Bob's knowledge of the real estate market aided us in making the best decisions. He is extremely professional, incredibly easy to work with, and goes above and beyond to help his clients. I would highly recommend Bob Papke Real Estate.
I have moved MANY times over the past 45 years. Bob Papke is the best realtor I have ever worked with. He is not just knowledgeable; he is polite, personable and professional.
It was truly a pleasure working with Bob on the recent purchase of our new home. He worked to understand our requirements, and when the right property came along he provided excellent advice for us. Bob is consistently professional, timely and customer service oriented. I would highly recommend Bob for your real estate needs.
Bob did a fantastic job in both selling our home and finding us a new home. We found him very responsive and he was very good at presenting our home on the market.
Bob is simply the best in real estate to work. I had the pleasure of not only working with Bob to buy a house, but also so my last house. He's articulate, honest, and knows the Seattle metro area like no one else. But most importantly, he's not going to steer you in the wrong direction. He won't throw listings at you just to get the sale. With Bob, it's about building and perfecting the relationship. Period.
Bob is thoroughly approachable, knowledgable and a really great communicator. As newcomers to the area it was great to work with an Eastside property expert who guided us through the market to find a wonderful home. Bob kept us in the loop and informed throughout each stage of the home-buying process, as did each member of his highly efficient team that we worked with. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another home with Bob!
We hired Bob to list our home as well as find us a new home in the Sahalee neighborhood. We had reviewed several realtors but found Bob to be the most organized, honest and professional realtor. In very short order he marketed or home and had an offer and close date within a week. From there he helped us move into our new home in Sahalee. The experience with Bob was professional and fun. We highly recommend Bob - he get's the job done!
Bob provided great advice and was terrific at negotiating with difficult sellers. He communicated well and was available when I needed him. His team was also available as needed. He came up with a wonderful strategy to sell my home and helped me purchase the home we desired. He has earned a client for life!
Bob Papke has helped me with a couple of home purchases over the past few years. He was so helpful throughout the process, provided great advice and insight and was always quick to follow up. Bob knows this area so well and that experience made the purchase process easy. I have recommended multiple people to contact Bob over the years for their real estate needs and I will definitely contact him again for any buying or selling needs in the future.
We found Bob at an open house he had listed. We were just shopping and didn't really have an agent. We made an offer but it didn't work out. We loved his responsiveness so much we decided to have him be our realtor. He was so responsive to our calls and emails and that is what we find most important during the stressful time of buying a house. He was great and would highly recommend him.
I have worked with Bob for many years. He assisted me in purchasing a home that I used as a rental property in 2007. He also assisted me in finding renters. Over the nine years I owned the property it was not rented for 4 months. Every year during my ownership he would provide me with market analysis and we would discuss if the market had recovered enough to put the home back on the market. In 2015 I put the home up for sale and it sold within two weeks. Bob assisted me in getting the home ready for sale. Providing advice and help in repairs work that needed to done. Understanding the market to price the home. I live in Alaska so communication was very important. He would always return my calls and would also check in with me to see how the property was doing. By using electronic signature I did not have to be in Seattle to do all the documentation work. On occasion I would stop in at his office and would be taken care by Bob and his staff as if I was his only customer.
Bob's experience is invaluable! We had a difficult situation with another realtor, and Bob very carefully and tastefully handled things on our behalf and made the whole process seamless for us. We will always trust Bob with our real estate needs moving forward!
I first met Bob at an open house for one of his other clients. He was very friendly, NOT PUSHY, and was a wealth of knowledge. This has been our experience throughout the entire process of buying our house. Bob provided us information about the neighborhoods, schools, community history and current activities, housing market trends, and step by step details about what we could expect. He has a flare of being able to address the personal side of relocating as well as the business/financial side. He is a great listener and he worked very hard to get us the house and neighborhood we were looking for. We worked with him for over 3 months and he was fabulous at communicating via email, text, or phone calls. Buying a house is never an easy or stress-free process, but Bob certainly did an amazing job to lessen the craziness of it. I would call Bob again to help us and I highly highly recommend him as an agent.
From the moment I met Bob, he was very attentive to our home-buying needs. He met with us regularly to discuss our purchase and made sure everything was perfectly taken care of on time. He made the process extremely smooth and easy. I highly recommend Bob to anyone who is buying or selling a home. You won't regret it!
Bob has been a pleasure to work with as a real estate agent because he genuinely cares about the client and not just about the commission. I've done over 3 deals with Bob in the past 4 years and each deal has gone smoothly. He picks up the phone when you call and he responds back to text messages and emails within a timely manner. My wife and I would highly recommend Bob as an agent to use!
The first time I bought a house from Bob, he was the listing agent for a condo we actually didn't end up buying. Bob sat down with my wife and I and had a full folder of homes similar to the one we originally picked out, and he spent the whole day with us looking at houses. Bless his soul he even took us out with my mother in law to look on a separate occasion. He was a true sport.
Bob's local knowledge and expertise made it much easier for us to find the house we wanted and eventually bought.
Our last purchase was a foreclosure that Bob helped us land even though we weren't the first offer on the table. It has ended up being our dream home, and Bob negotiated every item for us and made everything happen incredibly fast.I've recommended Bob to everyone I know looking for a house. He has a great amount of experience and is very good at working with buyers and sellers.
I have no hesitation in recommending Bob Papke to anyone looking for a home on the eastside. Our experience of moving was very positive and this was in huge part due to Bob. He guided us very effectively throughout the entire process and we NEVER doubted his honesty and integrity. I had a tough time finding a place I liked because of an odd mix of requirements I had (townhouse near Microsoft with a small fenced yard that allowed dogs to be left unattended in the yard) and an airtight HOA in this economy. It took us a while to find the place, but Bob stayed engaged the entire time and even with a nightmare combo of an unmotivated seller and incompetent seller agent, he was able to get me into the perfect place for me at the best deal possible. If I ever decide to move while he's still in business I WILL use him again.
We had a great experience working with Bob. We found him on Zillow due to his good reviews and his knowledge of our local area. He was immediately responsive, taking us out to view houses the day we called him. We felt no pressure from Bob, who behaved more like a knowledgeable friend than a salesman. When we found our house, Bob was a great ally during a difficult mortgage closure process, supporting us both in the procedural work and keeping us sane throughout. We look forward to working with him again when we decide to sell our rental property!
We found Bob after an unsuccessful attempt selling our home. WOW...what a difference. Bob was all over it. He gave us some of the best advice, was honest, hardworking, had our best interest in mind, listened, and negotiated well. We listed and sold our house in 3 days!!! He then worked very hard to pursue a house we wanted to purchase. It's been three years since we moved into our new home and Bob has remained in contact, providing us with valuable real estate updates, community involvement, and even local business discounts. I wish we could do business more often with Bob...but I guess we can settle for just being good friends until we need his services again. until then, I can honestly not recommend a better person to assist you with your Real Estate needs...
We worked with Bob Papke over the course of 6 months looking for the perfect house with acreage. Not only did he help us find it, but he did a great job handling the transaction which involved a bank owned/foreclosure. This type of purchase requires a lot of extra skill and patience, and he helped us get a great deal. He also provided a lot of professional advice on buying and selling, as well as key concepts in negotiating what you want. The paperwork was easy as he has the ability to send documents to sign electronically. I would call Bob again and recommend him to family and friends without hesitation. Thank you again, we are extremely happy in our home!
In my 60+ years of listing, buying and selling homes, I have never worked with an agent that works as hard and is as thorough as Bob. He works with determination for his customer whether it is buying or selling the home. My son and I have been on both ends, buying and selling, and Bob has gone above and beyond to help in all areas of the real estate process. I would and have recommended Bob to friends and relatives needing someone with his expertise.
Bob helped us sell a home and buy another. His knowledge of the process was outstanding. He was thorough and helped us navigate issues during the negotiations. Bob was extremely helpful and easy to work with without being "pushy". While we do not plan to move soon, we will definitely use him again if the need arises.
Bob has helped me sell two houses and buy one. He does a great job marketing the house and pricing it right. I will use Bob for my next purchase as well.
Bob helped us during our search and purchase of a condo in Redmond, Washington. He was consistently professional and timely in all affairs, and his real estate knowledge is unbeatable. His guidance in the process was more than we ever could have expected and his perspective of the local housing market helped us find a unit that fulfilled our requirements. We would highly recommend Bob Papke to anyone in need of a quality Real Estate agent!
Bob was recommended to me by my lender and I was extremely satisfied with his service during the entire process of purchasing my home. His knowledge with the short sale process proved to be a huge benefit in closing the sale quickly. Most importantly, Bob was in constant communication with me as well as with my lender, resulting in a smooth transaction. Bob's professionalism, knowledge, and sincere concern for my best interest, put me at ease from our first meeting to the closing. I cannot praise him enough! We got to know Bob over few real estate transactions. First experience was the sale of our old house, he worked with us to get the house ready, hired a professional stager, bought brand new furniture, and hired professional photographer - in a dead real estate market he sold our house in 2 days! We was our agent in the purchase of our home a short sale one and we used his service to purchase another property for our parent that happen to be a foreclosure one. He provided us with an impressive service, knowledge and professionalism. I cannot name a better agent and will definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for a top notch agent to sell their home or purchase one.
Bob was our agent for selling our previous home in Sammamish and buying our new home in North Bend. We had never met Bob until we decided to sell and needed an agent. Two weeks after our initial meeting with him, our house was on the market. During that two-week timeframe, Bob gave us invaluable suggestions on prepping our house in order to get the best possible price. He is honest, trustworthy, and absolutely does what he says he will do. This guy knows his stuff! He is tops in negotiating and will get the best possible terms for his clients. When it came time to buy our new home, Bob was totally organized, had set up appointments so as to best utilize our time, and had done his homework on each home prior to our viewing. We were so amazed at how smoothly the process went for both the sale and purchase. Without hesitation, we would have Bob Papke as our agent for any future real estate transactions.
Bob has been a lifelong friend but that had little to do with us doing business with him. Buying or selling a house is a huge step in your life and a business decision. For that reason we wanted to go with someone extremely qualified, honest, and with tons of integrity. So it was a no brainer that we chose Bob as our agent. He was extremely familiar with the area we were looking to purchase in and that made house hunting fairly straight forward. Bob also has a great demeanor and can really connect with the sellers and the selling agent. There is no doubt that with his relationship both with us and the one he established with the selling agent allowed us to move forward with the successful purchase of our home.
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