SHE WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR US
"Thanks to Erica, got the house of our dreams in a nightmare market!
Seattle is a difficult place to buy a home right now because there is so much competition. But having Erica lead the way got us more than what we imagined possible and for less money than we thought we were going to have to spend. Erica (and Lucy) is a veteran real estate agent and this really paid off for us. She knows everything about this market and all the other agents know her. Whenever we told a listing agent we were working with Erica Clibborn, they responded with admiration and desire to want to work with us over other home seekers.
She could get inside knowledge on homes that we could never get from Zillow or any other phone app. She also was really careful to not let us get over our heads in a bidding war. We lost a couple homes as a result, but it was absolutely the right thing because the deals moved out of our financial comfort zone and we were beginning to settle on home style and features. Erica was the stable rock we needed to keep focused on the right home. She eventually found it for us and we couldn't be happier with how this all ended up.
She never rushed us to make a commission (just the opposite). She always helped us think about strategy and putting in the right offer, even at 11:00 at night. She was always there for us and I highly recommend her."
SHE WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY
"Erica was awesome! She went above and beyond the call of duty and the communication was excellent throughout. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone."
TRULY A SEATTLE INSIDER
"Let's face it- buying a house in Seattle right now is hard. Not just hard, but excruciating, emotional, frustrating, bewildering, and downright insane. We needed a pro on our side because we couldn't just write a check for $1,000,000, drop it like a mic and walk away with our dream home. We needed someone with the experience to understand the market and where in the process people lose the bid. Each offer is different, each seller is unique, and you need someone who can read into a situation and understand what is needed to win that war. This pro is Erica Clibborn.
Did we lose a couple houses? YES. However, we came way closer to winning the bid than we would have without Erica. The reason we lost a couple houses is that Erica had the experience to guide us into NOT losing our minds and making a bad decision by purchasing something that would be overpriced and in "mystery condition". Where other agents may push hard to get in crazy situations like buying with no inspection, having zero conditions, non-refundable earnest and other risky behavior, Erica looks after her clients FIRST. Yeah, maybe you do put in a non-refundable earnest bid, but you know exactly what that means and you do it understanding that might be what it takes to get that house.
If you want someone who is truly a Seattle insider- someone who will brazenly call an agent multiple times a day in order to get you in front of other potential buyers, and charm the pants off them in the process, Erica is your lady! She knows everyone and she is a natural people person. You NEED this when competing with 20+ offers. If your agent just sits in the background, YOU don't stand out.
We just bought our DREAM HOME. really, it's a dream home for real. and we bought it in Seattle in 2017:0 .... and we had an inspection and we bought for just slightly over asking. You all know how AMAZING this is, right? Get in now before she is too busy to take on more clients!"
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND ERICA
"Our relationship with Erica was from the other side of the transaction. We were buyers and she represented the seller -- but one would have had trouble telling that that was the case. She was one of the most professional real estate agents we have ever worked with, and she was careful to protect the interests of both her client AND us. As with any real estate transaction, there were ups and downs -- but she helped us and the seller work through them to an ultimately good result for both sides. We highly recommend Erica to anyone considering retaining a real estate professional to assist them."
I REALLY VALUED HER INCREDIBLE SERVICE
"I had Erica help prepare and sell a home for one of our elderly clients. This client had no family members and had lived in the same house for decades, so it took a lot of attention and preparation to get it ready and sold! She had a great team to assist with perfect staging, landscaping and overall prep. She would meet the client at her assisted living community to get papers signed and she even took her grocery shopping one night! I really valued her incredible service because her success reflects on me when I'm referring her to my own clients."
LAUREN SHAUGHNESSY, FINANCIAL ADVISOR
Robert W. Baird & Co Inc.
INCREDIBLY HELPFUL AND INSIGHTFUL
"Incredibly helpful and insightful through all the ups and downs of buying a new place! She is very attuned to the market and has great relationships and access to unique properties and ideas."
VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND CAPABLE IN WHAT SHE DOES
"Erica is very knowledgeable and capable in what she does. She helped us find a piece of property that fits our specific investment needs, in an ideal area at a price we would consider a good deal. During the search she kept us up to date about the activities, pointing out issues with different properties and negotiated effectively on our behalf."
ALEC WANG, TANA INVESTMENT GROUP LLC
VERY HELPFUL IN ALL ASPECTS OF THE LISTING AND SALE
"Erica and her team were VERY helpful in all aspects of the listing and sale of our condo. She provided contacts for whatever we needed (repair and staging, specifically), had a good understanding of the downtown condo market, was always upbeat and positive, and is a member of an amazing networking group. We would definitely recommend her."
PATTI & MICHAEL BRUSTKERN
WE WERE IMPRESSED WITH ERICA AND HER TEAM
"We were impressed with Erica and her team. She presented a clear game plan for marketing our condo and followed through on every aspect of it. The overall approach of sophisticated staging, great photography and well written descriptions, combined with substantial networking with other real estate professionals, positioned our condo as a unique and premium property. We achieved our target sales price within ten days of listing, and the entire transaction went smoothly. Could not have been happier."
SUE & DOUG ETHRIDGE
I FELT WELL CARED FOR
"I have been working with Erica since 2008 and she knows the Seattle condo market backwards and forwards. She is incredibly honest. We kept in contact for 8 years discussing the timing of when I should sell my condo to maximize my profit (instead of just getting me off her back and making a quick sale at a lower price!). She also told me where I could save money (no need to replace carpets or re-paint the condo). Her turnaround time was insanely fast. By the time we decided to put my place in the market, she had the cleaners, stager and photographer booked within a week. She also treated my tiny studio equivalent to the million dollar houses she has listed. I felt well cared for and never brushed off even though my property was clearly bringing her in less of a commission. You won't regret having Erica as your real estate agent."
SHE LISTENED CAREFULLY TO WHAT I SAID I WANTED
"I've worked with Erica three times over the course of the past 6 years, both buying and selling properties. She listened carefully to what I said I wanted and then found the ideal home both times. When it came time to sell my previous home, she brought in a buyer for whom my home was perfect and made the sale seamless."
I WOULD RECOMMEND HER TO ANYONE
"Erica Clibborn has helped me sell and buy multiple condos in the Seattle area over the years and she is the first person I think of when I have a real estate need. She is dependable, knowledgeable and gets the job done in a quick manner. I would recommend her to anyone."
HER STRATEGY WAS ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT
"What I loved about Erica Clibborn is that she does a lot more than just put a "for sale" sign on your property. First of all, she really cares about her clients and takes a very personal approach to every sale. For me, I needed a quick sale due to illness in the family. The strategy she employed for a quick sale was absolutely brilliant. I had 7 solid offers the day after our open house, two for all cash (and above asking price). If you have a home in Seattle, Erica is the Real Estate professional that will deliver the results you're looking for."
A TOUGH NEGOTIATOR LOOKING OUT FOR MY BEST INTERESTS
"Can't say enough good things about Erica. She was very knowledgeable about the Seattle market, genuinely concerned that I find a condo that fit my needs and budget, and a tough negotiator looking out for my best interests."
OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE
Erica is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the residential real estate market. In addition she helped coordinate trust worthy contractors we needed to get our condo ready to sell. Erica was available to answer questions and provide feedback throughout the entire process offering outstanding customer service. We loved having her as our Real Estate expert!
TIFFANY MILLER & TOM CUMMINGS
SHE HAS A GREAT NETWORK
"Erica is very professional, organized and knowledgable. She has a great network and can give your property the exposure necessary. The initial staging, marketing, sale and closing went flawlessly. She has great communicative skills and the ability to firmly negotiate if required. We would highly recommend Erica and her team."
STAN NISHIMURA & SHANNAN KING
THE TRANSACTION WAS SMOOTH, FLAWLESS AND STRESS FREE
"Erica did an outstanding job helping us sell our condo in the heart of downtown Seattle. The transaction was smooth, flawless and stress free. Would highly recommend using Erica and her team for your next sale or purchase."
AN EXPERT IN THE ENTIRE PROCESS
"Erica was amazing in every sense of the word. The buyers had severe challenges in closing in a timely manner. Erica kept us informed and aware on a daily basis throughout the process in the most professional and courteous manner. She is an expert in the entire process from the time that we chose her to represent our interest to the final closing, and we really enjoyed working with her. We were completely satisfied with our experience with Erica and Windermere."
DARIUSZ KALISZUK & DOUG CUSICK
TIRELESS, CREATIVE AND EXTREMELY DILIGENT
"Excellent to work with, I would highly, highly recommend. She helped us on a complex split-property/dual sale. Erica is tireless and creative, and extremely diligent."
SHE CLEARLY KNOWS THE MARKET
"Erica helped me buy my condo 4 years ago and now was asked to help me sell it. She was able to put together a marketing plan which resulted in many more showings than I would have anticipated. The photos which she had taken of the unit turned out magnificently. Because this was a high end home, she made herself available for every showing, and when she could not be there, she had her assistant present. She understood that I was living in the home while it was listed and she was sensitive to my need to be able to live as normal a life as possible while the process was ongoing. She clearly knows the market. When push came to shove, she did what was necessary to make the deal happen."
A CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONAL
"I recently had the pleasure of listing my downtown Seattle condominium with Erica Clibborn. She was a consummate professional throughout the entire sales process -- from pre-listing to closing. Erica, and her excellent assistant, Lucy Short, worked extremely diligently to get my property sold. I would definitely hire Erica again for my next downtown Seattle real estate transaction, and wholeheartedly recommend her to others."
EXPERIENCE. MARKET KNOWLEDGE. PROFESSIONALISM.
"We are former Realtors licensed in another state. We have had the opportunity to work with Erica in different real estate transactions, both in buying and selling real estate in the Seattle area. Erica's attention to detail, experience, knowledge of the local market and overall professionalism have helped make each transaction go smoothly. She is top notch! Thanks Erica!"
JAMES KUNTZ & MARILYN HAGER
SHE IS A MIRACLE WORKER
"Erica is so proficient in her craft. She is born to help families and young couples find dream homes. She helped my wife and I buy our first home five years ago and when our family grew, with lightning quickness she found us our dream upgrade of a home with views of Puget Sound and Vashon Island on a budget. She is a miracle worker and has an incredible team of helpful colleagues who are very responsive and always follow through. Before my wife and I knew it, we got a fantastic price for our first home and were already loving our new sanctuary.
Erica not only is knowledgeable and reliable, she LISTENS! She truly wants you to be happy and find what is right for you...and your wallet. Erica is very good at breaking down complicated financial and real estate terms so novices (like me) can understand what we need to know to make an educated decision for now and the future.
Erica has a great sense for up and coming neighborhoods that you can get into and make a profit on your new asset. Our first home appreciated greatly just as she said and I have no doubts that my new blissful home by the sound will increase in value over the years. My family and I are so happy we worked with Erica again and god forbid we need to sell our lovely home, we know exactly who to call."
PHIL & JUANITA McGILTON
SHE PUT TOGETHER A STRATEGIC PLAN
"I had the pleasure of getting to know Erica and her team through a friend that owned and owns several condominiums in the Downtown Seattle/Belltown area. Erica could not have been more understanding of my situation. She put together a strategic plan and was aggressive until my condo sold (which by the way was in less than 2 days!) I had multiple offers from the first open house the same day it hit the market. Erica's strengths include her response time, communication and area knowledge. She is also just a fun person to work with! If you are looking for a true professional who knows the right questions to ask and who can deliver results, call Erica."
HER PERFORMANCE WAS STELLAR
"When we decided to sell our downtown condo, a friend and former neighbor recommended Erica, who had handled two prior transactions for him. Her performance was stellar: She was professional, pleasant, knowledgable and diligent. She worked with us and coached us every step of the way throughout our sale. We sold our condo after receiving multiple offers in the first few days of listing. Erica was a great choice for us, and we can't recommend her highly enough."
STEPHANIE COLE & MARK ASHBURN
RESPONSIVE, HELPFUL AND A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH!
"Erica did a great job of picking up what I needed to accomplish as far as finding a new home and was successful in finding the place I wanted and got me in there quicky. She was very responsive and helpful throughout the process, and a pleasure to work with!"
SHE IS THE ESSENCE OF WHAT A REALTOR SHOULD BE
"Erica is a highly skilled real estate professional with broad experience that has honed her skills in negotiating, communicating and placing the needs of her clients first. When working with Erica, you feel as if you are her ONLY client, as you receive her full attention at all times. Her advice and perspective on potential properties for purchase was outstanding. She makes it her business to understand her clients and create a search process that is tailored to their needs. Erica knows how to bring buyers and sellers together with great finesse, using open, straight forward communication and careful timing. She is patient, persistent and extremely professional in representing her clients. Most of all, Erica wants her clients to find the right property and she works diligently to make that happen. She is the essence of what a realtor should be!!"
VICKIE & TIM GANAHL
ERICA IS A TRUE NEGOTIATOR
"I know Erica personally and she represents me whether I am the buyer or seller perfectly! I have done both sides of the deal with Erica and she knows the ins and outs and she is a true negotiator. Simply put, Erica is as professional as they come, and is very fun and enjoyable to work with. She sold my condo in 34 days, and went above and beyond with too many details to bore you with, because I was on the east coast dealing with other business."
I TOTALLY RECOMMEND HER!
"I have had the very happy experience in listing our residence with Erica Clibborn, a broker for Windermere Real Estate. I am more than happy to relate that she sold our previous residence!
She is an active and friendly individual and fun to work with. I totally recommend her!"
A TOP NOTCH PROFESSIONAL
"We gave Erica the listing of our condo in downtown Seattle a few months ago. From beginning to end she was a top notch professional while also being a warm and gracious person. We noticed that everything she did was better than most. From the impressive brochure that she produced - her availability to answer questions quickly and completely - her back up staff - all of it was great.
Bottom line is that she got the job done flawlessly. It was sold within days at the full asking price with no contingencies. We're already talking to Erica about listing another property next year."
STEVEN HENSEL & PATRICK JENNINGS
I HAD AN EXCELLENT TRANSACTION WITH ERICA
"Erica represented me with the purchase of my property in downtown Seattle. I found that her knowledge of the market coupled with her attention to detail from the offer stage through closing gave me a great result. Erica is professional, yet congenial which is an asset throughout the somewhat very tedious process of negotiation, offer, finance and closing. I had an excellent transaction with Erica."
AN ENJOYABLE AND EASY EXPERIENCE
"I can't say one thing negative about Erica. As a first time home buyer, I really did not know what to expect in working with a real estate agent. I have often heard of horror stories in working with different agents either because they were too pushy or not following through for their clients. Not the case. The overall experience was enjoyable and easy having worked with Erica. Through my experience, I would now call Erica a friend and know who I will be contacting the next time I'm in the market. I would recommend her to anyone!"
PROFESSIONAL, KNOWLEDGEABLE & STRATEGIC
"Erica is one of the few go-to brokers in her market. We retained her to help sell a condo on Queen Anne, and she was professional, knowledgeable and strategic. She has a terrific team working with her as well. I recommend her highly. "
LEANN & DOUG STEDING
A TOTAL PROFESSIONAL
"I worked with Erica starting in 2011 to determine if I should continue to rent out my condo in downtown Seattle or if the time was right to sell it. At first, she recommended keeping it as a rental property as the downtown market was saturated. After monitoring sales in the area for over 2 years, she came to suggest selling it in 2013. She also suggested a few upgrades, and staging it for the sale. She was right on all counts. I believe we got the most we could because of Erica's perseverance on the timing and her instincts on showing it. On top of that, she was diligent and thorough on the paperwork during the closing. A total professional and a complete pleasure. And, both the seller and the buyer were out of the country when Erica made our sale."
THIS GIRL IS THE BEST!
"I have never had a sale go so smoothly, so quickly, and so effortlessly - and we got everything we asked for. This girl is the best!"
SHE IS SOMEONE YOU WANT ON YOUR SIDE
"I have had the pleasure of working with Erica since 2001 on 3 purchases and 5 sales. She is quick to build a marketing plan and uses the best photographers in the business. She is both professional and personally connected to the whole real estate world and it shows through with any transaction. She not only is a fabulous real estate agent she is someone you want on your side. I will continue to use Erica in the future with continued success."
ERICA DELIVERS RESULTS
"I'm a real estate investor and have been working with Erica for over a decade. I keep going back because she keeps delivering results. I expect an agent to be competent, reliable, and friendly; Erica is all these things, but what sets her apart is her network. When I need something sold, she doesn't have to wait for someone to call. Instead, she can leverage her connections to get me offers when I need them the most. She's a rainmaker."
WE TRUSTED HER 100% OF THE WAY
"Erica made the first time home-buying process go as smooth as silk. We anticipated so many problems that other first timer friends had warned us about, but Erica made the entire experience unbelievably easy and quick. Erica treated us as a new young couple interested in starting a family... instead of just $$$. She met with us quickly and before our first outing she knew exactly what we were looking for and had excellent knowledge of the current market. Erica developed a relationship with us and had our best interests in mind. Not only did Erica find us our dream home on our first trip out, but it was in our dream location and at the right price!!!! She helped us buy our very first home without any headaches or hiccups. She makes you feel safe to ask blunt questions about the real estate process and with the assurance she is comfortably going to give you an upfront answer. We trusted her 100% of the way. We are happily settling in to our first home and are so glad that Erica was there with us every step of the way. We have been in our house for just over a month and every day we are overjoyed to be living there. It's perfect and we very thankful that we were able to find a Realtor that not only we could trust, but enjoyed the process of helping us. She was patient with our many requirements and kept communication strong the whole way. We will be sure to recommend her to any future home buyers we know or meet. Thank you so much Erica for finding our dream home for us."
PHIL & JUANITA McGILTON
FOUND THE PERFECT HOME
"Before entering the market, I spent time looking for properties on my own through open houses and met a number of agents. When I met Erica, I knew she was in a class of her own. She has an amazing breadth of knowledge about the city of Seattle and was able to hone in on what we would need to find the perfect home for me. We found the perfect home at a great price and I couldn't be happier. Erica was there for me throughout the entire purchasing process and even after the sale was completed. She spent an incredible amount of time helping me make my decision on where to purchase a condo in Belltown, showing me properties a number of times just to ensure I was comfortable with my final decision. I'd happily recommend Erica to friends and family."
ENTHUSIASM, ENERGY AND KNOWLEDGE
"Erica's enthusiasm, energy and knowledge hit me the first day I met her. She continues to help our family in our real estate adventures. Her services have ranged from helping us with the purchase of our Seattle apartment, selling a condo for son Matthew, and researching apartments and ideas for my mother. Excellence in Real Estate."
EXPERT IN THE CONDO MARKET
"I just made the tough decision to sell my condo. Next decision - who to hire as an agent? Having friends and relatives as Realtors could have made this difficult if not for the obvious expert in this particular market. I chose to go with the most personable and professional Realtor I know. I chose Erica and recommend You to hire her as well."
ERICA IS IN A CLASS OF HER OWN
"My wife and I worked with Erica for several weeks until we found our new home here in Seattle. Of all the real estate agents we have dealt with over the years, Erica is in class of her own. She has that special combination of:
- breadth and depth of real estate knowledge (especially for the downtown condo market here in Seattle)
- professional courtesy
- high energy
- and a sunny disposition
that make her a pleasure to deal with. We could not have found anyone better."
KNOWLEDGEABLE, WELL-CONNECTED, PERSONABLE & PROFESSIONAL
"Erica has represented me in both sides of my experience.
Selling: She helped me set a reasonable price on my condo enabling me to sell my condo in 5 days in a down market. She spent time ensuring I had adequate comps to help me feel comfortable with pricing, and coaching on what was needed to make my condo the most desirable option within the comparable homes in the market. Again - it sold in 5 days and I got the price I asked for.
Buying: Erica has an amazing amount of patience...I wasn't sure what I wanted so she spent months helping me search the market looking at homes, discussing markets, refining my search. In the end I purchased about 10 blocks from where I started, but I felt incredible about my decision and knew that I had done adequate research and the decision was exactly what was perfect for me. Erica even contacted me during her vacation and the Superbowl, when she found out that a rival deal may be coming in on my "dream" unit and new home. She wrote a personable letter and helped me think through all of the option that positioned me to win against a very compelling rival offer. She has definitely become a friend during this process and I feel lucky to have had an agent such as Erica - knowledgeable, well connected, personable and professional.
I would definitely use her again and have already recommended her to others that are also using her."