Please note: These testimonials are illustrative only. Each matter is unique. The outcome of any particular matter will be determined by the specific factual and legal circumstances of that particular case.
Testimonials from satisfied clients who were selling their homes (for Buyers scoll down page):
“Looks like everything is complete. I wanted to thank you for your help. Like most people, I have a proclivity to distrust attorneys but Marc was money. You guys rock.” Jordan & Jamie, Everett – 6/27/09
“Thank you for your good and timely counsel. It was money well spent for peace of mind in a transcontinental transaction.” Jon, Shelborne Falls, Massachusetts – 5/12/09
“And let me take the opportunity to thank you again for your efforts on our behalf. I know that we purchased your services, but I had little idea just what that would mean. It was very comforting and encouraging to have entered into a business relationship that really was more like a partner relationship – at least that is what it seemed like. There was no doubt that you represented our interests, even to those that we had not considered ourselves. The bottom line is that I believe that we received great value from our enlisting your services. I will highly recommend you and Craig to others should the opportunity present itself.” Steve, Bremerton – 4/12/09
“Marc, I really appreciate all your excellent help with my sale. I will be contacting you soon regarding legal help with the rental of a condo. Thanks again. Your services have been very professional.” Nabil, Seattle – 12/5/08
“Thanks, Marc. I’m very glad we signed up with you. Your service has proven to be what we needed and what we were hoping for, and I’ll be happy to say so in a testimonial if you’d like.” Mark, Bremerton – 10/9/08
“You have been great and done so much for us, and really helped take a matter much too overwhelming to attempt ourselves and guided us through it. I can’t tell you enough how grateful I am for your helping us to end this part of our lives in the least damaging way.” Jessica & Shane, Seattle – 9/5/08 [short sale]
“Marc’s assistance in the sale of property held in trust for my wife’s parents was invaluable, particularly given the current state of the real estate market. He carefully reviewed offers and corrected mistakes that could have caused problems at closing. The experience of selling this property using Marc along with a fixed-fee MLS listing service was much less stressful than other property sales made using a full-service agency.” Eric & Jenny, Port Townsend – 5/18/08
“Thank you very much for your service and support. I am very glad that I took the step to hire you, it really gave me a positive sense of well being to know that someone was in my corner. Thank you for your time, energy and expertise.” Karen, Sammamish – 4/28/08
“Marc was wonderful! We had never sold a house before – and we did it without an agent – so we threw many questions at him. He patiently answered them all. We were very fortunate to get three offers, and Marc carefully talked us through the strengths and weaknesses of each. He worked with the potential buyers’ agents to bolster the shortcomings in their respective offers, and he helped us decide which offer was the strongest. Besides the legal advice, he added invaluable real estate and negotiating expertise. Selling our house wouldn’t have gone nearly as smoothly without Marc’s expert guidance.” John & Tara, Sammamish – 3/14/08
“Well, all is done, thanks so much! You were a great help and very professional.” David, Seattle – 2/27/08
“We recently sold our home in Mason County with a flat-fee MLS listing, & had our hand expertly held throughout the process by Marc Holmes, who not only looked after our legal rights throughout the entire process, but who also established an excellent rapport with the buyer’s agent. Negotiating with the agent, when the buyer’s appraisal came in lower than their original offer, he was instrumental in us getting the higher offer price, after the buyer tried to beat us down, using the lower appraised value. All-in-all, Mr. Holmes more than earned his fee by getting us top dollar for our home. He also resolved several other potentially fatal situations, including the wrong legal description on our deed, in expert fashion. We will contact him again when we soon change hats and become buyer-builders. His “real world” background in the real estate industry compliments his legal knowledge very well. Lastly, he was usually in his office when we called, & all messages & emails were returned right away. We never felt like we were ‘standing in line’ for his attentions.” Thank you.” Larry & Susan, Belfair – 2/27/08
“I have been very pleased with the support and work Marc has provided. He is very knowledgeable and has been most helpful. He is also very pleasant to work with.” Sunny, Seattle – 11/5/07
“Look no further for real estate attorneys than Craig and Marc. This is a pro-active law firm that will take care of your interests. Couldn’t have been happier with the legal service provided. A special thanks to Marc for his diligent work.” Kevin, Seattle – 10/15/07
“Marc, everything has gone great with the transaction. We really appreciate your help and will be sure and refer your services to anyone we know that might need some help.” Jason & Rebecca, Seattle – 10/2/07
“I would like to say, Thank you for all your help so far during this process.
I appreciate you taking time to explain the forms and the general stuff regarding the sale.” Syam, Seattle – 10/1/07
“As a first-time home seller and someone not using a broker, I found Marc’s and Craig’s experience and insight extremely useful and reassuring. I would highly recommend them, and thought it was very good value for money.” Bill, Orinda CA – 9/19/07
“Just wanted to let you know that we are all done with our transactions. Our old house closed with no problems and we’re now settling into our new digs.
Thanks for your help. We felt great having you there with us throughout both deals and I’ll gladly recommend you to anyone I know buying or selling a home.” Linda & Jeff, Seattle – 7/23/07
“My husband and I worked directly with Marc Holmes at the Law Offices of Craig Blackmon when we sold our home “for sale by owner.” Marc was fabulous! The sale of our home went very smoothly and we learned a great deal from Marc throughout the entire process. Marc never hesitated to walk and talk us through every important step of the process which was very assuring as this was the first time we had done a sale without a realtor. His expertise of the law was outstanding and his communication with us was excellent. During the entire transaction, we felt very informed and were regularly kept aware of important issues and timelines. Marc welcomed every question we posed to him and never made us feel “dumb” for asking. We would recommend this law office to any of our friends or colleagues without hesitation. We are very grateful for the outstanding services we received and for the excellent legal counsel and advice we received. It was well worth the flat fee we paid – in fact, we would have paid more because we were so satisfied with the service. Thanks!” Amy and Wyeth Jessee, Seattle – 7/9/07
“We were daunted by the prospect of selling our home ourselves, but Craig and Marc made it incredibly easy and took us through all the steps we needed to make. We would highly recommend their services for anyone who is trying to sell their home but needs help with all the paperwork along the way.” Matt and Evelyn, Seattle – 6/29/07
“Thank you for all of your help and services. If I ever need a real estate attorney in Washington again, I’ll be sure to retain your services.” Kelly, Utah – 6/4/07
“Many thanks Marc. You’ve made this entire process a lot easier on us. It’s good to know that you’ve got our backs.” Greg & Amy, Shoreline – 5/1/07
“Marc and Craig, I want to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to you and your staff in the help for all your efforts in selling my condo. You not only know ‘your stuff’, you are made of the ‘right stuff’ and are the ‘right stuff’ for any real estate transaction and I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone considering selling or buying real estate. Keep up the good work and esteem you have displayed in our relationship.” David, Seattle – 4/11/07
“I wanted to let you know that the house closed last Friday and everything went great. Thank you again for all of your support and excellent service. I always felt in control of the situation … and that was entirely because of you.” Jay, Seattle – 2/23/07
“Thank you Craig and Marc for working with us during the sale of our house. We were very impressed with how quickly you responded to questions and concerns, you never gave the impression that you were too busy to give us your full attention. You two made an intially stressful situation very manageable – I’d definitely recommend you to friends!” Sharon, Enumclaw – 2/16/07
“Thank you to you and Marc for all of your help during the sale. I would strongly recommend your services.” Kelly, Seattle – 2/3/07
“I would happily refer him to our friends and family and encourage all to not be afraid of those four little words: ‘For Sale by Owner’.” Robin, Edmonds – 10/18/06 [This is the final sentence of a much longer note.]
“I’ll recommend you to anyone doing a FSBO — you were really great.” Lisa, Seattle – 10/6/06
“We were very pleased with the services of Craig Blackmon. He was always available when we needed him, flexible and creative in addressing our changing needs, and very conscientious about attending to details that we would have otherwise missed. Selling your home without an agent makes perfect sense if you have Craig working for you.” David & Cynthia, Kenmore – 9/19/06
“Thank you for all your help, I always felt like you were in our corner, always ready and able to help.” Mike, Seattle – 9/8/06 [lease with option to purchase]
“Thank you for all of your help with our recent recent real estate transaction. We were greatly impressed by the individual attention you provided to our case, as well as your knowledge and efficiency. You made a complicated matter very easy for us!” Rebecca & Justin, Dupont -8/18/06 [lease with option to purchase]
“We expected our FSBO to be a marathon, but it turned out to be a walk in the park thanks to your expertise. Hiring you was the best decision we made during the entire transaction. Thanks so much for everything!” Rick & Stephanie, Lynnwood – 8/16/06
“Thank you so much for all your help representing us selling our house without an agent. We were very worried at first that we would miss something. After our first meeting I we knew we were in good hands. I would reccomend anyone looking to sell their house to go without an agent and to hire you as their lawyer. Overall we saved $7,500 (that went back in our pocket) selling our house on our own. Thanks again Craig.” Terry & April, Bellevue – 8/8/06
“We were grateful to have you as our real estate attorney during this intense process. Your sound legal advice, professionalism, availability, consistency, and attention to detail were exceptional.” Ayana & Wade – Seattle, 7/14/06
“I slept better through the whole real estate process knowing I could count on your oversight … and you can quote me on that.” Mark – Seattle, 7/10/06
“We really appreciate your help with this transaction. Things could have gone smoother but you were always available to help at a moments notice. Thank You for that. We will pass your name along to anyone that could use your services, for sure. Thanks!” Rob & Tricia – Portland OR, 6/21/06
“Thank you for your incredible professionalism, thoroughness, and just plain courtesy. You’ve made this process very painless on my end and I thank you for that. It’s been a pleasure doing business with you and look forward to using you when I’m ready to purchase something. I’ll gladly recommend your services to friends and acquaintances if you’d like.” David – Edmonds, 6/1/06
“I appreciate your work on my behalf. I appreciated the fact that you kept me up to date and called me with updates and information regarding my situation and I didn’t have to call you. Thanks.” Larry – Covington, WA, 4/3/06
“Selling our house ourselves turned out to be easier than any transaction we have done with a real estate agent, and it is Craig that made the difference. He wrote the contract and provided helpful advice for us through the process. In other transactions, real estate agents have seemed like they want to get through the deal and on to the next one, really working for their interest not ours. Craig showed he had only one agenda, representing our best interest. His questions to us made us think about the terms and how to make them best for us. We would hire Craig again, and recommend him to anyone considering buying or selling real estate.” Len & Megan – Seattle, 3/7/06
“I’ve worked with other attorneys before and you are by far the most responsive and helpful. So, I will recommend you to others as well as hire you in the future if the need arises. Thanks for your good and timely advice.” Scott – Duvall, 2/14/06 “Thank you for all your assistance and good counsel. It was great working with you, and I’ll keep you in mind for next time as well as for friends who may be thinking of selling.” Scott, 4/3/06
“Craig saved us a lot of headaches and stress. He also saved us quite a bit of money beyond the reduced costs of selling our house. We were doing a private sale of our house to an investor who had a lot of experience as a real estate broker. The buyer tried every trick in the book to work things in his favor, and Craig went to bat in order to protect us and to get us the best deal possible. I would highly recommend hiring Craig for ANY real estate needs. He is honest, trustworthy, and very talented. I hired Craig over the phone without ever meeting him. I was very nervous about working with someone I didn’t know, but Craig proved to be the best part of selling our house (besides getting the cash!). Thanks Craig!” Aubrey – Seattle, 1/21/06
“Craig was easy to work with and was always available to answer our many questions. He looked out for our best interests and gave us peace of mind throughout the entire process.” Hans – Snoqualmie, 12/5/05
“It was a total pleasure working with you. Despite all the challenges I faced I felt like I was able to work through them because of your help. You totally guided me through all the steps it took to buy my condo and sell my house clearly, kindly and promptly. I have and will continue to recommend you to my friends, family and co-workers when they are looking to buy or sell Real Estate.” Liz – Seattle, 12/3/05
“Craig’s service was excellent. Much of my FSBO transaction occured while Craig was on a previously scheduled vacation, and he was still able to handle issues by email promptly. The first offer I accepted turned out to be fraudulent, and Craig was able to help me realize this and handle the correspondence. I will never do another house transaction without hiring a lawyer, and Craig will be my first choice.” Jerry – Woodinville, 12/2/05
Testimonials from satisfied clients who were buying their homes:
“Marc helped a first-time home buyer complete a Short Sale purchase of a house in Seattle. He remained diligent, well-informed, responsive, and honest throughout the three month process. We contracted with a flat fee agreement, and despite unforeseen additional work due to complications with the transaction, including two liens against the seller, his efforts did not slacken in any way. He also drafted a special contract that we entered into with the seller’s tenant so that they would move out when the purchase was concluded so we immediately occupy the house. As a risk averse first-time home buyer I could not have hoped for better counsel and professionalism. Highly recommended!” Jeff, Seattle – 4/30/09
“Thanks, Marc, for helping us through our second real estate transaction inside of one year! From selling our home in Belfair last February, 2008, to buying a new home in Poulsbo, which closed this week–you have provided us with top notch legal expertise and guidance through what were very troubled waters at times. We didn’t have a buyer’s agent on the Poulsbo deal, and you acted as an excellent interface between us and the Seller’s agent and all other parties to the deal. Thanks again.” Larry & Susan, Poulsbo – 10/17/08
“Marc was awesome, and I really enjoyed working with him… I will happily refer others to use your services. Thanks again.” Nicole & Jaime, Seattle – 9/5/08
“I am writing to thank you for your lawyering on my home purchase. I appreciated your quick responses, expert advice, and ability to focus on the important issues. You were quite helpful.” Ken, Seattle – 4/20/08
“I have used Craig”s and Marc’s services now for the second time. I am so pleased with the level of service they provide. Craig and Marc will continue to play a pivotal role in future real estate transactions I make. They have truly protected my interests and saved me money.” Austin, Mountlake Terrace – 3/6/08
“Thanks so much to you and Craig for all your help, you certainly were able to guide us through a process which would have otherwise been quite daunting and intimidating without your help! We’ll certainly recommend you to family and friends who are in the hunt for a new home…in fact we already have.” George & Katie, Tacoma – 1/15/08
“Thanks Craig…and a special thanks to Marc for all of his help and guidance. We’ve closed, moved, and things are going well. This was a first home purchase for the two of us and with Marc’s insight and guidance, we completed our purchase without having a buyers agent as well. We’ll surely keep you in mind for future purchases and pass along your name when discussing real estate transactions with friends, etc.” Jason & Kelly, Seattle – 12/18/07
“Marc was a fantastic resource and confidant throughout this process. The closing went smoothly and we are very happy with the house. We will definitely work with him again and will be recommending him to our friends.” Suja and Vikram, Seattle – 10/2/07
“Just wanted to let you know that we are all done with our transactions. Our old house closed with no problems and we’re now settling into our new digs.
Thanks for your help. We felt great having you there with us throughout both deals and I’ll gladly recommend you to anyone I know buying or selling a home.” Linda & Jeff, Seattle – 7/9/07
“Thanks Marc for your help in the purchase of our new home. Your quick response time and thorough, understandable advice were very much appreciated. I will no doubt use your services in our next real estate transaction, and will recommend you to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home.” Cory & Linda, Newcastle – 6/26/07
“Hooray!!! Everything went through! Thanks for your assistance with this, your insight and advice were wonderfully appreciated. You have been such a wonderful resource throughout this process. When the sellers tried to change the terms you were there to help us out every step of the way. This was my first purchase and I didn’t have to use a real estate agent. You are a great resource and for only $795 I feel we got a great deal!” Allison and Jason, Renton – 6/26/07
“Thanks Marc for all of the guidance throughout this transaction. We truly appreciate the service. The $795 was well worth it! You helped us save over $3,700! That was my intention all along. With your and Craig’s help, everything went exactly as planned. Thanks again.” Cameron & Marizel, Seattle – 5/15/07
“Thanks for your and Marc’s help. You guys really gave me the confidence I needed to feel good about this transaction. I will definitely pass your name on to my friends.” Neal, Seattle – 2/16/07
“Thank you, Craig and Marc, for helping us with our recent home purchase. We appreciate your diligence and thorough attention to detail, as well as your flexibility in handling last minute details requiring quick turnaround (especially with us being out-of-town during part of the process). We were able to forgo the expense of a real estate agent while having our interests protected, and we won’t hesitate to seek your advice for any future real estate transactions. You have earned our trust and we are very happy to recommend your services to any potential clients.” Mark & Karen, Mukilteo – 1/15/07
“Marc, you were really, really good to work with. I am more than satisfied with how much you helped with the process and we would not have been successful on this without you guys.” Charlie, Shoreline – 1/9/07
“I will surely use both Craig and Marc’s services again when I purchase my next home. By using their professional services I have saved a lot, both in time and money. Thanks for all your help.” Austin – Seattle, 12/6/06
“I want to convey that I really appreciate your diligence, thoroughness and the sensitivity you demonstrated related to my case. I will not hesitate to recommend you to others in need of an attorney for real estate matters. I have no doubt you will continue to excel in your practice. Thanks so much .” Rose, Seattle – 11/5/06
“Craig, thank you so much for all your help with this. I couldn’t have done it with out you. Hopefully we can work together again some day.” Jay, Seattle – 10/18/06
“Thanks for your assistance. As is usually the case, given the opportunity I would do things differently. However, hiring you is not one of those things, as we have been very pleased with the service and support you have provided us.” Nathan & Launa, Normandy Park – 9/29/06
“I have been involved in a number of real estate transactions in the last few years. My latest purchase with Craig representing me was the first time I was confident I had someone watching out for my best interests. In addition to reviewing all of the documents, just one of his suggestions saved me more than the cost of his service.” Seymour – Seattle, 6/5/06
“The services and legal advice that Craig Blackmon provided me were exceptional. He was able to get acquainted with my matter in a short period of time and always responded to my questions and concerns promptly.” Debra – Everett, 5/16/06
“We have been very happy with your work. Your work is incredibly fast and accurate. As a lawyer, you project confidence, fairness and honesty; there was never a moment where we doubted your abilities or your advice, which reflected your knowledge of the law as well as your sound ethics. As clients, we felt our case was important to you and we never worried you wouldn’t make the time for the necessary steps in the limited time frame in which we were working.” Jen and Paul – Renton, 5/2/06
“Thanks Craig. We really appreciate your efforts. At the very least, I think having you involved has made everyone stand up in their saddle and pay a little more attention than they might have otherwise, including us. You had some great suggestions, strategies and comments during key parts of this. We appreciated those a lot.” Jeff & Lisa – Seattle, 4/28/06
“Thank for being the “key” to my recent home purchase. It has taken me a long time to find the right home. My search was ongoing with and without Real Estate Agents, and I was delighted to find a FSBO. You made the important difference from the Purchase and Sales Agreement to the final Escrow documents. Having someone watching out for “my interest” at each step from offer to closing was worth more than your fees. If there is anything I could share with potential home buyers is to hire an attorney from start to stop, you will save more than you will spend. Thank you.” Kathy – Des Moines, 4/11/06
“Craig Blackmon’s legal advice and services proved to be vital for my recent property transaction. With his expertise on real estate law I was able to forego using a real estate agent which saved me thousands of dollars. After dealing with Craig on various issues it quickly became clear that he is very knowledgeable on real estate law and was very responsive to all of my questions. I felt comfortable that my best interests were being served. I highly recommend Craig’s services and plan on utilizing them again when I sell my home.” Steve – Enumclaw, 2/27/06
“It was a total pleasure working with you. Despite all the challenges I faced I felt like I was able to work through them because of your help. You totally guided me through all the steps it took to buy my condo and sell my house clearly, kindly and promptly. I have and will continue to recommend you to my friends, family and co-workers when they are looking to buy or sell Real Estate.” Liz – Seattle, 12/3/05