Client Raves

Gavin + Eliza, bought investment home in Columbia City, Seattle

Whenever our friends are looking to buy a house we send them to Cara. We can’t say enough good things about her! This is our second house purchase with Cara and with it being a competitive market we knew we needed someone that was going to get us the house we wanted! Cara grew up in the area so she knows the area well– we bought our first house in Green Lake and our second house in Columbia City. Cara was able to negotiate both of our houses down to below asking and even with multiple offers she was able to help us seal the deal! She is personable and has strong relationships in the community, which pays off. She’s always speedy and available which we appreciated. If you’re looking to buy or sell use Cara Erdman!

Vicky, seller of downtown Bellevue condo

Cara knew her stuff, kept me informed, was easy to communicate with and always made a quick response.

Becky, Mercer Island condo seller

Cara was professional , friendly and caring of the situation at all times. She understood our goals and followed through accordingly. We were always in the loop from beginning to end. Cara definitely took the stress out of selling our home.

Jesse & Marci, owners of Snohomish home on acreage

Cara is unmatched. She goes out of her way to make sure we are satisfied and taken care of. Cara responds so quickly to our texts and emails and even when we messed up dates on a visit to the house, she went above and beyond and got her assistant to meet us at the house so we could take one last look before we made an offer. She’s the best!

Bill and Sharron, sellers after 30 years in East of Market in Kirkland

Cara was friendly, prompt, knowledgeable, and always professional. We feel she did everything we expected and was very responsive to our needs.

Bill & Marisa, bought new construction home in Lake Stevens

Cara offered an extensive amount of listings to help us relocate from California. She met our demanding schedule at every opportunity and kept us in the loop during the closing process. Without Cara’s knowledge, expertise, and stewardship, we would not have enjoyed the home buying experience. We are beyond pleased with Cara’s quality service. Cara went beyond our expectations when our closing got delayed by the lender and title companies. Cara took control of the situation and hit a home run for us in the bottom of the ninth inning. She kept us in the loop every step of the way and made sure that our purchase completed successfully. Cara exceeded our expectations by demonstrating first-class service, professionalism, and genuine care.

Briana & Jason, thrilled new owners of Bridle Trails estate

Cara was always available and on top of things, and provided us with top notch service throughout the whole house buying process! She always followed up with other parties involved and took some of that worry and legwork off of our backs!

Neal & Joanna, sellers of downtown Kirkland condo

Cara was extremely responsive and made the entire selling process from beginning to end amazingly smooth. It was painless and stress-free. Cara is a wonderful agent! She is responsive, easy, helpful and friendly.

Adam + Katie, recipients of multiple offers for their Klahanie home

Excellent service! She answered our endless questions- even the ridiculously obvious ones.

Sasha, satisfied buyer of charming Bothell rambler

Thank you so much, Cara, for all your help in finding and eventually closing on my house.  What a huge relief it is to finally have a place to call home.  Time is of the essence in real estate and one of the things I really appreciated was your quick responsiveness in all matters.  What a great idea to divert resources to the community–I fully support that.  I will be sure to pass along your contact info to friends who may need an agent!

Sheldon + Patsy, sold condo at complex’s highest price

We want you to know how pleased we were with the service you provided. We have had several real estate transactions since moving to Seattle in 1979 and prepared to list with someone we knew who has an impressive resume.  We decided to get a second opinion and glad that we did.  You did your homework and established a price that addressed the current market value, attracting several buyers in a short period of time.  We appreciate your holding an open house immediately (not sending your staff) upon listing and also the quality and consistency of your communication.  Almost always you would address our questions before we could write – your response to emails and texts are impressive.  We were grateful for your following the transaction to the end and pleased with the escrow recommendation.

Steve, handling his father’s estate

I appreciated the way Cara listened to our concerns and did her best to meet our needs. Cara’s patience was really appreciated because I think we had some unreal expectations about the property. In the end I think this helped us to come back to reality and get the property sold for a fair price. Cara worked very hard for us.

Ronnie, Bothell-area land owner

I would use Cara as my agent again. She follows up on issues and did a great job on getting the details for closing.

Amar + Bilquis, enjoying modern Lynnwood townhome

Cara was very quick on everything: Replying to my emails, scheduling a home walk.  I dealt with a broker before Cara was referred by a friend. I’m going into the flipping houses business and Cara will be my number 1 broker. She even helped me find a great school district area.

Ashley + Eric, in a new home with their new baby

Cara is the best; we’ll definitely be recommending her to family and friends. Great customer service. You can tell she cares not only about getting you the right house but finding you the home that will be best for your family. She went above and beyond in many situations and was very personable.

Jessica + Jason, happy repeat clients

Cara is very knowledgeable and kept me informed throughout the home selling process. She made a stressful process feel seamless. Cara is superb at responding to me ASAP! Whether it is text, email or phone call, she always responds immediately. Her thorough and quick follow up was greatly appreciated. I wish I could get other people to respond to me as quickly as she does!

Mike + Jamie, new owners of a one-of-a-kind Newcastle home

Cara in the House!!  What a great experience.  Cara was able to narrow our search for a home, by listening to our requirements and fine tuning based on our likes and dislikes on the listings she found.  Patient and always communicating, when we found the perfect home, she executed the offer and navigated the purchase process with pure professionalism.

Karrie + David, young family in new home

Cara’s service is comprehensive, smart, attentive, reliable, and flexible. Her speed to respond to texts was immediate and she always answered my phone calls. She sent frequent emails with new options to look at.

Michael + Mark, buyers of south end condo

The service we received from Cara was top notch! We’ve worked with other realtors in the past, but Cara by far is the most professional, friendly and on top with everything. We would most definitely use Cara again! Cara went way above and beyond what we ever expected with our purchase of the condo! Couldn’t have asked for a better realtor to work with.

Jen + Jon, enjoying new Mukilteo home

Cara was a complete professional throughout the process of selling our home and buying a new home. She held our hands when needed and gave appropriate advice as well as fully understood the market and what our home’s value was. She managed the process well and truly represented our wishes and needs. I can’t say enough how well Cara handled our transactions. We felt total confidence in her and feel we received the most value for our home and got a great price on our purchase. She was funny, warm and totally accessible and knowledgeable.

Art + Ronda, sellers of a Snohomish home on acreage:

Cara is an enthusiastic, customer-centric agent. We bought a house through her and sold a house through her and were extremely pleased with her immediate response time for anything we asked. Cara is extremely prompt in responding back to us.

Debbie, owner of a Houghton home that received multiple offers:

The absolute best broker in Kirkland! She was very focused and had great communications during the process. She was able to find multiple buyers for my home. After a few issues were uncovered during inspection and our buyers backed out, Cara was able to relist it promptly and find another buyer quickly. She was excellent. I am very pleased with the service I received. I would definitely use Cara again if the need ever arises.

Chris + Adele, proud owners of a fully remodeled Kirkland home:

Awesome. Cara was convivial and able to stay focused and professional when it came to the details.

Gloria, new Kirkland condo owner

Now that I only have 6 boxes left to unpack, I just wanted to let you know how much I have appreciated your patience, understanding and wonderful support during the search and purchase process.  My son and I are so excited about this new path and can’t wait to start creating the most amazing memories  in this new home.  I drive by the other locations that we previously considered and it reinforces that this place was the right place.  It was so worth waiting for and I can’t tell you how grateful I am.

Leilani + Steve, new property owners for business and vacation

At this point Cara is a part of the family. She helps us understand the whole purchasing process, and adds her years of knowledge to our decision making!

Thomas + Rasha, new homeowners in Kenmore:

Cara was wonderful and found us a house we love in three days!! She worked tirelessly, even late at night so we could close quickly. She was a delight to work with. If you’re looking for an agent go with Cara.

David + Stormy, sellers of East of Market home:

When we made the decision to sell our East of Market home, we had a specific plan for pricing and showing. Most agents would be put off by this, but Cara was flexible and helpful. She gave suggestions based on her thorough knowledge of the area and the market, and we are very pleased with the final offer and how Cara made it all come together. She is so attentive to all details and great to work with. We highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home.

Tom + Lindsay, new Kirkland residents:

Cara takes the time to listen and truly understand what is important to her clients. For us this was crucial as we lived out of state and relied on Cara’s critical eye and judgement. Her responsiveness and guidance took the stress out of the buying process. She knew the East of Market area of Kirkland so well and as soon as the right house came up she was on it!

Lauren + Chuck, sellers of fast-moving Redmond condo:

Cara is fantastic! She is so on top of her work. She took care of everything and was able to answer any questions we had. We were interested in buying a house a year ago but the timing was off, and Cara still sent us houses that would come on the market so we had a sense of what the market was like. She has stood by us for over a year now and we appreciated her consistency. We will always use her for future homes and will recommend her via our social channels and to all of our close friends.

Sheila + Jeff, happily settled with family into East of Market beauty:

While we were very attached to the home where our boys spent their youngest years, they were getting older and we knew we needed more space. Finding a home to satisfy the four of us and stay within the kids’ school boundaries was a long process, but Cara really recognized the impact of the home search on families (she has moved her own family, so she knows!). She patiently showed us many homes and gave excellent recommendations to get our own house ready to sell. When we found the right house – blocks from our sons’ middle school – we jumped on it and Cara made it all so much easier than expected. Cara in the House is the way to go!

Nichole + Chad, recipients of multiple offers in Finn Hill

Cara was an incredibly attentive and effective real estate agent throughout the process of selling our home.

Prelisting: Cara came and met with us well before we were ready to put our house on the market. She recommended repairs we needed to take care of before listing, advised the best time to list, and provided a market analysis so we could determine what price to list at.

Listing: We originally planned on listing our home on a Monday, but the Wednesday before our intended listing date, we decided to bump it up to Friday. Instead of being frustrated with our request, Cara immediately sprang into action. She had a professional photographer come and take pictures of our house and her listing of our home was honest and accurate (e.g., she included pictures of all rooms, including an ugly purple! vanity so potential buyers knew exactly what to expect when they came for a viewing).

Showings: Cara told us exactly what to expect regarding the showing process and respected our family’s need to take certain showing-times off the table. She followed up with each agent that showed our house to get any feedback. She also kept us in the loop regarding anything she was hearing back from agents.

Offer Process: Thanks to Cara’s advice regarding when to list our house and the price to list it at, we ended up with four offers on our home within one day! Cara reviewed the different offers with us and, based on factors such as the solidness of buyers’ financing, advised which one we should accept. We took Cara’s advice and accepted an offer that was nearly $30,000 over listing price.

Pending: Cara was very helpful through the inspection process. There ended up being an issue with the furnace, and Cara was very level-headed working with th! e buyers’ agent to come to a mutually acceptable resolution. Cara a lso followed up regularly with the buyers’ agent and finance company to make sure everything was staying on schedule.

Closing: Cara was on the ball to the very end. She had us work with a title company that handled the closing flawlessly, even though we had already moved out of state.

In summary, Cara was wonderful to work with and we would recommend her without reservation. She regularly responded to calls/texts/e-mail within minutes and always kept us in the loop. Beyond her professionalism, Cara was also very personable. She was kind and patient with our two little girls every time she interacted with them. We were under an incredible amount of stress at the time of our move as we worked on getting everything in order in our new location. It was wonderful not to have to worry even once about what was going on with the sale of our home because Cara was overseeing it with amazing competence. If we ever move back to the Seattle-area, Cara will be ! our agent purchasing a home there.

Ronda + Art, won a multiple-offer situation on their dream home:

Cara is very on the ball, always willing to show us any house we wanted to see, prompt with responses of questions, fun to work with. She did everything to exceed our expectations.

Dana, sold her Lynnwood home in one day:

This was the first time I have sold a house, and the process was smooth and painless. I received an offer for more than I was asking within 24 hours of putting the house on the market.  Cara made everything so easy from beginning to end, and I am so happy to have sold my house, and surprised it happened so quickly.

Jesse + Marci, sellers of a darling Bothell rambler:

Cara was not only a broker but a friend. I felt like I could ask her anything and she’d be honest and get back to me quickly. Cara is the best around! Cara stayed true to her word. She is a class act and highly ethical. She also surprised us with a gift card when it really wasn’t necessary. There is no one better. She met all our expectations.

Joanna, seller of a classic CamWest townhome in Bothell:

Cara was always available and quick to respond. She kept me well informed through the selling process. She even helped me find someone to clean the house at move out. She hand delivered documents for me as my printer had broken and I had limited access to fax/printing. Cara exceeded my expectations.

Dan Mellis, loan officer with Diamond Residential Mortgage

Goodness, where do I start? Cara has such an extensive knowledge of the area that truly benefits her clients, it’s truly amazing. But from my vantage point, as a mortgage lender, what I really appreciate about working with Cara is her attention to detail. If there are any documents that need her assistance, any purchase and sale addendums, Cara is right on top of those details instantaneously. From a lender’s perspective, you simply cannot find a better realtor to work with than Cara. — Dan Mellis, Mortgage Advisory Group, MLO#108032

Steve + Laura, new North Bend buyers with a stunning view of Mt Si:

Cara was exceptional, and fulfilled all of our wishes with regard to the real estate transaction. She really did a fantastic job for us! She took time up-front to really understand our specific situation so that she could make the best suggestions possible. We often felt like we were her only client, yet know we were not. We were completely satisfied and would use Cara again.

Andrew + Emily, sellers of a highly popular condo in Redmond Ridge:

Selling our condo was a little too easy!  We listed our home in April, thinking it would take at least a few months to sell.  Boy were we wrong!  To be honest my husband and I thought there was no way we were going to get our asking price.  We spent a lot of time talking about how low we would go.  Well, Cara held an open house and we had a full price offer right away.  We were blown away, and definitely pleasantly surprised.  Cara made the process seem so easy and seamless!

Karrie, owner of a darling townhome minutes to Microsoft:

Cara answered every one of my million questions and really put me at ease throughout the buying process, which was an emotional roller coaster.  She made herself available to do walk-throughs with me at all times of the day and night!  She quickly responded to my emails and always answered my calls…and there were many. I am still friends with my old agent and she understood that Cara would fit my needs better for this purchase.  I would highly recommend using Cara as an agent in your search.  I love my new townhouse!   She listened to what I wanted in a home, made me feel special and a priority, and ultimately feel confident in my decision on what to buy.

Emily + Jeremy, bought in Bothell and sold in Kenmore simultaneously:

Cara is amazing. I am so glad we had the privilege of working with her for such an important life change like buying a new house! She always made us feel like a priority and was readily available for anything we needed and any questions we had. She often went the extra mile, even with the little things. She was flexible and always accommodating. Her passion for her work is evident and she was as excited as we were throughout the whole process. I would whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone!

Kevin + Ashlei, won their Kirkland condo in a multiple offer situation:

Fantastic! Cara was super quick to respond, knowledgeable and hardworking. She wrote a letter on our behalf to the sellers that I feel solidified our offer.

Laura + Jessa, proud first-time buyers in North Bend:

My spouse and I recently purchased our first home in North Bend, and our experience with Cara as our realtor could not have gone smoother! We started the home search with very little knowledge of the process. Cara immediately put us in contact with members of her network and got the ball rolling in the home search. She is timely in her searches and responsiveness, and communicated with us frequently and promptly. Cara is also very personable and made the entire experience very comfortable for us. Cara’s superb knowledge helped us narrow down the area and type of house that was perfect for us in our price range. She is competitive and got us the house we wanted, for the price we wanted, while competing with other offers. It took us about a year to find our home, but Cara was patient and did not make us feel pressured at all. The process could not have been more positive. We are extremely grateful for the help and assistance that Cara provided to us!

Crockett, proud owner of a brand new bank owned home in Bothell:

Cara provided unbelievable service. She was always willing to meet based on my schedule, very accommodating. I would use her again as well as refer her to friends or family members. I was completely satisfied with my service from Cara, she could not have done any better!

Lisa + Ivan, proud new owners of a charming Edmonds home:

Thank you Cara for making this super easy. I can’t tell you how enjoyable–yes enjoyable–working on this with you has been, even on the stressful days!

Mike + Codi, proud owners of an amazing view home in Kirkland:

Cara was great to work with when buying our first home. She was able to help us through the entire process, including all the complications of a short sale! Cara stays on top of things and if she didn’t know something she would be back with answers the next day. Working with Cara was like working with a friend, we told what we wanted and she found it! Her professionalism and persistence was great especially when it came to the short sale we purchased, without her we would have given up. I have already recommend Cara to my friends and family and would use her again any day.

Jessica Loutsis, Coldwell Banker Bain agent:

It was my pleasure to work with Cara Erdman on a real estate transaction for a home I had listed in Duvall. Cara represented a Buyer for a listing I had for sale and from the beginning of the transaction to the end, she was extremely professional, kind and easy to work with. I’ve been a Top Producing Agent in the real estate industry for 11 years and have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of real estate agents. The real estate industry can be stressful, difficult, challenging and sometimes overwhelming. As Buyer and Seller representatives, it is our duty to represent the best interest of our Clients, while assisting them in obtaining their overall goals. When two agents work together, working on their Clients behalf, it is important to work as a “team” to accomplish the end result in closing the deal. Cara’s professional attitude, attention to detail and willingness to work together made this transaction one of the smoothest deals I’ve done. I can honestly say in 11 years, she was one of the best agents I’ve worked with in a transaction and I hope to do another deal with her in the future!

Jo, proud owner of a beautiful townhome in Mill Creek:

My name is Jo Bradbury, and I live in Mill Creek. A little over a year ago, I started the process of trying to relocate from California to Washington. I had lived in California my whole life (60 yrs) and making this move was a huge thing. But when my situation changed, it was time for me to change with it. Cara Erdman was recommended to me by my daughter-in-law, and I, in turn, would recommend her to anyone out there who is looking for a home to fit their life and situation. She took her time to show me around, even when I wasn’t quite ready to buy. Then she helped me find the perfect home and helped me get a fair price. Because I was still living in California, everything had to be done “long-distance”. Cara took the stress out of that for me. She handled every detail from start to finish and I didn’t have to worry about it. She even took care of having the carpet cleaned for me so it would be nice and fresh before the moving van came with my furniture! I have lived in my new home for a little over nine months now and have to say that I love it more each day. I thank Cara for all of her patience, thoughtfulness, and attention to detail. She is a great agent, and now, also a friend.

Li + Grace, proud owners of a stunning new home in Newcastle:

Cara is never pushy, responds very quickly, always follow up, easy going and knowledgeable!

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