Testimonials

  In April I sold my Issaquah area condominium with Jennifer after accepting a job transfer.

My condominium association was undergoing a complex wide plumbing repair, and assessment. Those two terms can quickly frighten away buyers who might otherwise jump at a great unit, in a great community, in a  challenging market. I was very happy with Jennifer's can-do attitude, clear directions and explanation of her process. Jennifer referred me to a staging provider, priced my unit appropriately for the market, and did incredible marketing. The results of these actions were multiple competative offers, ultimately resulting in a quick and seamless sale and transition. Jennifer stayed in close contact, worked long hours, and negotiated firmly and fairly. I was thrilled with the service I received and the help through what I expected to be a very challenging process.

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  I first met Jennifer when I was buying my place in 2007.

She helped me find the place I still am living in. We've kept in touch over the years. So when I had the responsibility of selling my mom's house she was the first person I thought of. She came out and gave me a assessment and spent time  going over the house with me even before I hired her. She gave me honest and realistic information to what needed to be done and how much I could get for it. Luckily the market changed from the beginning and I got more that we first estimated. The selling of the house was personal and got complicated but she was very patient and helped me along the way. I am grateful and blessed to have her in my life. When I do I decide to sell my place she will be my first call.

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  My Husband and I bought our first home with Jennifer

 I am so happy we did! She made a very stressful situation much easier. I would highly recommend working with Jennifer to all of my friends and family.

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  In Seattle's current market,

it is crucial to have an experienced, knowledgeable, and effective buyer's agent. Jennifer went above and beyond!! Honestly, there's not a better real estate agent out there and with Jennifer on your team, you are sure to find the perfect home for your family, even in  this crazy market.  It took us quite a few months and multiple offers before we found our forever home- at each step of the way, Jennifer was there to support and advise us. If she couldn't be there for an inspection or house showing, she made arrangements with other realtors so we wouldn't miss out. She gave us honest feedback about viewed homes and whether or not she thought they would work for our family. Jennifer wrote many offers at the last minute, working tirelessly through the night for us, and was always available to answer our questions and concerns. Our children loved spending time with her too!  The buyer's agent told us Jennifer's persistence was the reason that we got our current home, and we couldn't be more grateful for her kindness, professionalism, and friendship. We can't recommend her enough!

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 Jennifer Ruud-Johnson is the best!!!

She was recommended to us four years ago when we needed an appraisal on our house. We were so impressed by her professionalism, that we engaged her to list our home for sale in November. The house sold in a week. She is very hard-working, honest, loyal. She  gracefully guided us through the sales process, from start to finish, answering our many questions. We can't recommend her highly enough.
-Duane Ann-

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 Jennifer did an amazing job for us. We received $56,000 more than I anticipated. She had the home staged beautifully! I highly recommend her to assist anyone on a sales transaction.

-Jackie Pappas-

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  Jennifer RuudPeriod.-Johnson....she is HANDS DOWN...the BEST agent I've ever worked . Period.

I found Jennifer through the PRESS agency. And as long as she's in business, I'll be going to her and referring everyone to her. Not only does Jennifer know her business, but she's an all around incredible  human being, who cares about her clients, the sale of their beloved home, the hunt for their dream home, their investment strategies, their learning, and whatever process they need to follow to buy or sell. With Jennifer, I sold one home/rental property and bought not one but two investment properties with the equity Jennifer helped me build -- all which had to be timed just right with a stressed out 1031 exchange trust manager and mortgage broker. As well, to get the best purchase price and property possible, Jennifer worked tirelessly over Christmas to write numerous offers for me, communicate with seller's agents, and answer mortgage broker questions. She has also referred me to numerous contractors, who will continue to be some of my favorite go-to contractors. The entire process has taken six months so far, and still continues. Through it all, Jennifer has absolutely pushed through and served as the foundation for the project. To top it off, her positive, glass-is-full, can-do attitude kept me buoyed through the whole draining effort. I sincerely thank Jennifer for all her work, her expertise, her vast references, and professional contacts. I'd bet on Jennifer Ruud-Johnson any day.
-Robin Rask-

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 Jennifer Ruud-Johnson is a pleasure to work with...

 Jennifer Ruud-Johnson is a pleasure to work with, honest, hardworking and a true friend you
will want to have on your side.
We have sold two houses with Jennifer and got 15+ offers each time, selling way above asking price. Jennifer's advice on how to prepare our home(s) for sale was spot-on and
  she had great recommendations for contractors, landscapers, and stagers to get our home in top shape with the least amount of stress and worry on our part. Jennifer helped us buy a bank-owned home to fit our growing family which turned out to be a long and difficult process. I am confident that any other realtor would have thrown up their hands in defeat. But not Jennifer!

She believed in us and in our dream and worked tirelessly to make it happen. We have at least 5 friends who have bought or sold with Jennifer based on our recommendation. Mutual friends asked me to stop referring Jennifer so often because our friend circle was quickly shrinking due to Jennifer's quick and clean sales! One of the hardest parts about recently locating out of state was that we wouldn't have Jennifer on the other end helping us buy our new home. She really is that good. Interview a few realtors as you make your choice but make sure Jennifer Ruud-Johnson is one of them!


-Stacey Grace-

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 Jennifer is very professional and knowledgeable

Jennifer is very professional and knowledgeable about the market and the real estate business. She offers honest, valuable advise during negotiations and keeps things moving all the way through the closing process and beyond. She was delightful to work with.

 Lorenzol Garay

She has been very supportive to one that needed a lot of hand holding and explanations

Five years ago I explored selling my house with Jennifer, I decided not to sell at that time. Five years later I called her and she showed the same professional ways. She has been very supportive to one that needed a lot of hand holding and explanations to get me through all the paperwork. She gave me a list of helpful service people, and was always available when I need clarification. She was always positive and upbeat and a joy to work with.She selextedyou I would highly recommend working with an experienced agent for forms and new rules make the selling of a house quite complicated. If I needed an agent in the future I most certainly would contact Jennifer.

-L. Farris-

Jennifer made buying our home easy!

She was quick to respond to our calls and emails, even when they were not urgent. She was on top of everything pertaining to our transaction from beginning to end! Even after the sale, Jennifer continues to go above and beyond offering contractor referrals for future home improvements and thoughts on how to maximize our home investment potential for the future. I highly recommend Jennifer as she is 100% committed to her clients!

-V. Hensley

 Thank you for helping make our wildest dreams become a reality!

I wanted to thank [Jennifer] again for going above and beyond to help my partner and me find and purchase our dream home! I cannot imagine maneuvering the Seattle area market without [her] skills, knowledge, expertise and most of all your kindness and sincerity! [She] turned an often stressful and overwhelming process into an enjoyable and memorable experience through [her] positive attitude and genuine dedication to helping us find our home. I am so grateful for all the work [she] did and I couldn't be more happy! Thank you for helping make our wildest dreams become a reality!

-Brenna & Marcus Taylor-

I asked my loan officer for his best recommendation for a real estate agent. 

I asked my loan officer for his best recommendation for a real estate agent. Jennifer was his number one recommendation and he has been in the field for 2 decades. We were extremely impressed with how well she knew the market and that she went above and beyond to help us sell our home for  considerably more then we thought possible. We also used her to buy a new home and throughout the process she was very helpful and we felt well informed. Would definitely recommend her to anyone and will be using her again in the future.

-Paul & Ashley CiuCiu-

Even in a "seller's market"

Even in a "seller's market", in fact especially in this kind of market, the guidance of an experienced realtor is vital for a seller to maximize the return on their home. Jennifer provided that guidance and more. She was a pleasure to work with and the staging service she connected us with was a  fantastic deal. We could not be more satisfied. Highly recommended!

-Peter Turner


Jennifer is the best agent I have ever had by far, she goes above and beyond for her clients.

She is super friendly, easy to reach and always responded promptly to any messages. She was genuinely interested in getting to know my husband and I and help us find the perfect home that worked for us. She is very knowledgeable and knows what to look for when doing walk throughs, and when it came to making the right offer on a house. I trusted her fully and respected her opinions on all of these matters. I felt bad because we ended up choosing a short sale, but she never hesitated and told us upfront what to expect and was there for us every step of the long long journey. Without her being on top of things and having extensive knowledge of short sales I don't think we could have pulled it off. I appreciate everything she has done for us, choose her as your agent and you will not regret it! :)

-Bates Family

I can’t recommend Jennifer highly enough!

She is super knowledgeable and really went out of her way to help me find the perfect home in this crazy market. 
I purchased my first home from Jennifer 10yrs ago, and when it was time to find something a little bit bigger, I reached out to Jennifer again   – I wouldn’t have considered looking any further. We developed a great rapport & I felt that she developed a very clear idea of what I was looking for. She was encouraging and realistic and helped me to know exactly what I needed to do to put through a successful offer in a highly competitive market. Jennifer also connected me with a fantastic mortgage broker and team of inspectors. With the help of this team of experts, I feel like I have come through the process much better informed than before, and am happily settling into a new home with my son!

-Kim Parsons

 Jennifer made everything easy and stress-free!

 Jennifer was wonderful to work with! She made the whole process of buying our first home easy & stress-free. She answered all of our questions thoroughly & promptly, and was always there to help us however we needed.

-A. Perry-

Jennifer was patient, professional, and optimistic.

Finding a house in the Seattle market is not an easy task! We were looking for a good 9 months or so, and Jennifer was patient, professional, and optimistic.  She was really good at listening to what we liked and disliked and during the process she  began to help us make decisions by asking questions and by helping us see the big picture.  Often times, it was hard to put in offers for houses because we knew that there would be many bids on the house.  Jennifer was good at giving us a realistic view of how high a bid would likely go and this really helped in deciding whether to move forward with an offer or not.  When we did put in an offer on a house, she orchestrated a way to help us minimize the inspection costs by asking other agents to see if we could share the costs with other buyers.  All in all, I have nothing but great things to say about Jennifer.  She was thoughtful, detail-oriented, and we would totally recommend her to our friends and family!

Jason and Mona Grife

Jennifer did a fantastic job of staging, listing and selling our Bellevue home.

Jennifer did a fantastic job of staging, listing and selling our Bellevue home. We engaged her twice, once to explore our options and again six months later when we decided to make the plunge. She was very helpful in the exploratory phase, helping us to understand our options and educating us on the process. And there was no pressure when we decided not to list. When we did decide to list, she was very responsive and professional. Our home never looked better than after her stager came through. And Jennifer kept us well-informed throughout the process after setting realistic - and very accurate - expectations. I would easily recommend her to any of my family or friends.

Nathan and Paula Barney

Thank you again, Jennifer, and if there is any need in the future, I will be calling on you.

I am grateful to have met Jennifer! She came highly recommended by two other families in my neighborhood. There was a comfort zone to her personality, and how she presented herself in a professional manner. Having engaged her as my agent there was no regrets. She knew just what we needed to do to get our house ready to sell and worked with an amazing stager, bringing our home to its original glory! I am pleased with the time in which the house was sold (4 days!!!), and would highly recommend her! Thank you again, Jennifer, and if there is any need in the future, I will be calling on you.

Robert and Dana Burton

Jennifer's communication with us was great through the entire process

Jennifer did a wonderful job for us. We were coming in from out of state with little knowledge of the Seattle area. Jennifer answered all our questions and provided us great information on suburbs, schools, traffic, and more. On short notice, she was able to take the time to show us all the properties we had identified as possibilities. Jennifer worked on our behalf with making an offer and negotiating items to be done after the inspection. Her communication with us was great through the entire process; even while we were out of the state waiting to close. She followed through on making sure that things were done and in order so we could close on time and move in as planned. We will use her again in the future and recommend her to others who need a realtor on their side.

Thanks Jennifer!!!
Robb and Kristen Missal

Jennifer is an amazing realtor

Jennifer is an amazing realtor. She has helped everyone in my immediate family now buy a home. This was our first experience selling a home, and Jennifer was flawless in her knowledge and professionalism. We are out-of-state owners, and she helped us get our property in peak condition, which greatly helped us get multiple offers above the asking price. We couldn't be happier with Jennifer and will continue to use her to buy or sell properties in the Seattle area.

Kelly Buhr

Jennifer was extremely knowledgeable about the short sale process and was masterful in preparing the bid

Jennifer assisted me in buying my home which was a short-sale. Jennifer was extremely knowledgeable about the short sale process and was masterful in preparing the bid. My bid was accepted over 3 others due to all of the hard work that she put in. She was awesome through the extended period of time that was required to close the sale. Jennifer was able to clearly explain the process and the next steps required. She communicated early and often to make sure I was informed and comfortable with the process. I LOVE my new home and it's all thanks to Jennifer's expertise and hard work. Highly, highly recommend!

 Doug Alexander

Jennifer's insights are worth their weight in gold

We have bought two homes with Jenni and are in the process of selling one. She is a fantastic realtor and has bent over backwards for us on more than one occasion.

She has expert level knowledge of the Seattle Metro area, and knows the pros and cons of virtually every neighborhood. Her insights are worth their weight in gold, and are not things that would have materialized for several years, but helped us avoid making a bad decision. My wife and I take her opinion very seriously, because it comes with such significant experience.

She made lots of time to spend with us going through listings, looking at homes, and talking about structuring a competitive offer. Additionally she is fantastic with both of our kids (3yo and 8mos) who joined us for many of the times we met with Jenni. 
She consistently showed three traits that are critically important when making such a major life and financial commitment: honesty, integrity, and transparency. Nothing was hidden from us during the complicated process of offer/negotiating/closing. She held our hand when it needed to be held, and empowered us to make decisions when we needed to make them. When something didn't look right to her, she told us and when something didn't look right to us, she spoke up on our behalf.

She is assertive, fair, and level headed when negotiating, you can't ask for a better advocate. I've recommended her to numerous friends and family and will continue to do so in the future. Any buyer or seller would be lucky to work with Jenni.

John and Jessi Cassidy

Jennifer is honest, pleasant, easy to work with, gets tough when she needs to, and gets us the deal we want.

I’ve known Jennifer for close to 15 years and worked with her on my house deals since 2005 and have always had good results. She is honest, pleasant, easy to work with, gets tough when she needs to, and gets us the deal we want.  
 
My present house that we live in is exactly what we wanted. We love living here and it’s so close to all schools, shopping, and Bellevue Square, and my husband is close to all of his favorite hiking areas off I-90.  
 
I would recommend her to any of my friends and associates.
 
Thanks Jennifer for all you’ve done for us!
Dave & Kathy Rusho


I was impressed with Jennifer's warmth, professionalism, and sincere commitment to her clients.

I recently worked with Jennifer in a multiple offer situation at my listing in Wedgwood. Jennifer took the time to come to my open house and introduce herself to me, which is rare as most agents simply communicate via email, phone, and text. I was impressed with her warmth, professionalism, and sincere commitment to her clients.
 
We received very strong offers from both agents, but my client and I chose to work with her and her clients because we knew it would be a smooth transaction. I have nothing but fantastic things to say about her and know that she would be an excellent choice if you select her to represent you.
 
Best Wishes in your home search!
 
Warm Regards,
Andrea

Jennifer is professional, personable, and amazingly patient and kind!

Jennifer Ruud-Johnson recently helped me purchase a condo. The whole process was made crazy due to the sellers, but we were able to make it work all because of Jennifer! She is such an amazingly kind and patient realtor (and person!) and she really made this painful process a lot less painful. She's professional, personable, and -again- amazingly patient and kind! I can't recommend Jennifer enough! Thank you Jennifer!!

 Lauren Wugalter

Jennifer was very effective in getting the Buyers to negotiate and we were satisfied in the end that we had a good price. 

Jennifer represented us as buyers and as sellers. As a seller, I felt Jennifer was very effective in getting the Buyers to negotiate and we were satisfied in the end that we had a good price. With her help, we were able to move to closing with a minimum of problems. As a buyer, Jennifer's marketing was outstanding and we know that the gorgeous photos on the internet were very impressive and brought many showings.

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We enjoyed working with Jennifer. We particularly appreciated her patience and her direct, honest feedback. With her help, we purchased a house we're very excited about. Thank you Jennifer!

We enjoyed working with Jennifer. We particularly appreciated her patience and her direct, honest feedback. In a very competitive house market, Jennifer was always available on short notice, and she followed through quickly. With her help, we purchased a house we're very excited about. Thank you Jennifer!

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Jennifer is always on top of the market trend. She is sincere, loyal, and realistic. She responds in real time and bats 200% for her clients! 

Jennifer is always on top of the market trend. She is sincere, loyal, and realistic, either as a buyer or seller agent(I've had the pleasure to work with her in both scenarios). She responds in real time and bats 200% for her clients! Thank you Jennifer!!

Huy To

Professional, honest, knowledgeble and very responsive

Great Realtor! Jennifer helped us sell our townhouse while we resided on the other side of the state. Jennifer is professional, honest, knowledgeable and very responsive. We highly recommend using Jennifer!

 Lee and Sharmen Slemp

Her marketing was of the highest quality and her staging professional transformed our home

Jennifer was exceptional to work with, from the beginning stages of preparing the home for sale through the negotiations and then closing. Her recommendations enhanced the value of our home and her expertise and professionalism brought great peace of mind to the process. Her marketing was of the highest quality and her staging professional transformed our home. Her photographer was equally amazing. It was such a pleasure to work with!

Kelly and Matt

We are very happy in our new home and are very thankful to Jennifer for all her help!

My husband and I are so grateful we had Jennifer as our Realtor! We had 2 weeks to find a home in Seattle and within 2 days of meeting us she knew exactly what we were looking for and worked very hard to help us find a home.   She is a great critique when it comes to pointing out any defects in a home or problems that may arise in the future/ condition of the home and this was invaluable!

She helped us understand the Seattle competitive market quickly.  She also has great connections to home inspectors, construction guys, handymen etc.   We are very happy in our new home and are very thankful to Jennifer for all her help!

Sri and Justin,
Seattle, WA

We liked that you were open and honest with us all the way through the process

It has been a pleasure working with you on the sale of our home. It all felt very smooth to the point where we were waiting for something to go wrong but gladly that did not happen. You have made it as easy as you possibly could for us and we really appreciate that. We liked that you were open and honest with us all the way through the process.

It is a little sad to sell off the home we have made a lot of great memories in but we are also excited about making new memories in our new home.

Thanks again!
Greg & Tracy

 Jennifer was a pleasure to work with from day one

Jennifer was a pleasure to work with from day one. She walked us through the entire process of selling, kept us apprised of all the time lines, offered advice when appropriate and made sure we were comfortable with our decisions every step of the way. She brought in a staging professional who helped make our home look amazing. The photographs taken were magazine quality. All of the advertising, from our MLS listing to the personal website and amazing card stock fliers made our home really stand out on the market. We really appreciated all the, not so little, extras such as potted plants, bouquets, goodie baskets and just being there for us every step of the way. Thank you Jennifer for being amazing!

 Kim & Chris S.

Her ability to coordinate and work with the additional players
in the home buying process is unmatched

Jennifer makes the process of purchasing a home practically enjoyable. She is incredibly detail oriented and extremely knowledgeable. Her ability to coordinate and work with the additional players in the home buying process is unmatched. It was truly a joy to work with Jennifer and I strongly recommend contacting her if you are looking for a painless and transparent purchasing experience.

Jessica K. and John K.

With Jennifer‘s winning strategy I am now in my dream home

My mother-in-law moved into a retirement community and needed to sell her home that she had been living in for 60 years. The home is in the Madison Park/Denny Blaine neighborhood and was designed by her architect husband and recently nominated for the Landmark Preservation Board‘s designation as a home of architectural significance in the Seattle area. The Rohrer home is very special and needed special marketing (especially during the market downturn of the end of 2010) so, we chose Jennifer Ruud-Johnson of RE/MAX Metro Realty, Inc. to be our agent after seeing some of her fabulous marketing materials and going over her marketing plan designed specifically for our home.

Choosing Jennifer was the best decision we made; She arranged for professional photos, designed a personal website specific to the home, created classy brochures and online marketing that brought us a buyer after one week on the market, and with a backup offer to boot. Jennifer guided us through the sale all the way to closing, and kept mom (92) informed throughout which made her feel very much involved in the entire process. I would highly recommend Jennifer to anyone looking for an experienced, highly ethical Realtor that will take care of you from beginning to end.

Karen & Scott Rohrer

We were fortunate (due in large part to Jennifer’s hard work) to
receive multiple offers for our house

We had the pleasure of working with Jennifer to sell our home recently and we could not have been happier with the result. Jennifer was a delight to work with because she combined her pleasant personality with a dedication and investment in our efforts.  We knew that Jennifer was doing everything possible to ensure our house would sell for the maximum value. 

In order to sell our house, Jennifer worked with us for a couple of weeks to ensure that it was in perfect condition.  She did a thorough walk-through to spot potential red-flags for buyers, brought in an expert stager in order to present house in the best light, and hosted an event for realtors to preview the house for potential buyers.

We were fortunate (due in large part to Jennifer’s hard work) to receive multiple offers for our house.  While it was very exciting, we had no idea how to handle this situation.  Fortunately, Jennifer had been in this situation before and was able to guide us to a wondrous conclusion.

We will definitely work with Jennifer when we need to sell our home in the future!t

Kevin and Kate Boyce

We felt very fortunate to have such an experienced realtor
during a very competitive time in the housing market.

We had the pleasure of working with Jennifer to purchase our house recently and we felt very fortunate to have such an experienced realtor during a very competitive time in the housing market.

Jennifer was very accommodating and flexible with her schedule, as we had to fit our search for a home amongst a host of other activities.  She made herself available at all hours for us, even at short notice.

As we settled in on our prospective home, she deftly navigated us through making an offer in a competitive market, and her advice allowed us to find the house of our dreams.

We will definitely work with Jennifer when we need to purchase a home in the future!

Kevin and Kate Boyce

She was friendly, professional, and very dedicated

My husband Nate and I just bought our first home in Bothell. We were new to the whole home buying process and had many reservations in the beginning. I have several family members who are in the real estate business but we decided to choose Jennifer Ruud-Johnson to be our Realtor.
          
From our first meeting with Jennifer we felt very comfortable and confident that she was a good fit for us and she would help us find the right home. Jennifer did just that. She was friendly, professional, and very dedicated.
           
Our home search was from Bellevue to Bothell and Jennifer was very knowledgeable about the large area of neighborhoods we were searching in. During walk throughs we really valued all of her input, opinions, and knowledge of home structures. She pointed out concerns and highlights that we wouldn’t have thought of.  She really developed an understanding of what we were looking for.

Our first home buying experience was a good one and Jennifer was the major factor in that.  We loved working with her and would feel very comfortable working with her again to either buy or sell a house.  Thank you Jennifer, this couldn’t have happened without you!


Sincerely,
Nate and Shawnna Krahn

If you are looking for a real estate professional, Jennifer Ruud-Johnson is your agent!

In the fall of 2012, my husband and I decided we had outgrown our beautiful West Seattle home and would need to sell it and purchase something larger, preferably in West Seattle.

We selected 3 real estate agents to interview.  2 of the agents were residents of West Seattle and specialized in that market.  Although Jennifer did not “specialize in West Seattle”, we found her to be the only agent that came prepared with sample marketing materials and information.  She also provided comps that were actually comparable to our home.  The other agents were less prepared and couldn’t justify the comps they provided us.  Our decision was clear… Jennifer was our agent!

Since then, Jennifer has been invaluable in this very unusual real estate market we are in.  She has provided us guidance, up-to-date market information and perspective.  Most of all Jennifer is very responsive and has been extremely supportive, never once pressuring us.

We listed our house in May and held our breath that we priced it fairly, made all the repairs a potential buyer would want, staged it perfectly, etc.  Jennifer assured us we did and she was right!  We received an offer within a week.

Since receiving our offer, Jennifer has answered all of our questions and has worked directly with the buyer’s agent to insure the inspection and appraisals were done in a timely manner and that nothing would delay our closing.  As a small business owner and mother of a small child, it was so nice not to have one more thing to worry about.  I knew Jennifer had everything under control and our best interest at heart.

Although we have decided to take a break from the real estate market at this time, we will be contacting Jennifer as soon as we are ready to start looking for our dream house again.  There simply isn’t anyone better out there to represent our family.

We (without hesitation) would recommend Jennifer Ruud-Johnson to our family, friends and colleagues.  Please don’t hesitate to call if you would like to speak with us.

Christina and Trevor Van Dan Acker

Your experience and networking really showed
themselves when we were setting the asking price

With all the last minute angst and activity associated with getting our well agreement in place, signing the closing papers, and moving out (then in), I didn’t have the time to thank you properly for all the help, support, and advice you provided us throughout this process.  It all began last summer when we first started getting the house upgraded in preparation for the sale.  You were very gracious and helped to point out some items that were needed and others that were not so important.  And then your experience and networking really showed themselves when we were setting the asking price.  Seemed to us to be a bit on the high end, but you obviously knew better – a good, strong offer within 2 weeks of listing!  Couldn’t ask for more.  And all of your recommendations – from Jeannie to do the staging to the moving company to move us out (and in) were spot on!  You obviously are an experienced, high level professional.
 
Thank you for being there and being so supportive as we worked through all the issues with Carrie; an experience that we are hoping will fade into a faint memory very quickly.  It has been a great pleasure working with you (again) and getting to know you and Rick.  I hope you have a great summer and time to enjoy the lovely weather.  We are already enjoying our new home; thanks for helping with that process as well!  The dog and cats have settled in, too.

All the best!
Anne

I highly recommend working with Jennifer - It will be the best decision you can make

As we prepared to combine households, my fiance and I worked with Jennifer to successfully sell my home.  I can say with complete confidence that in this market and under the wedding schedule constraints we faced, we absolutely could not have done it without Jennifer’s amazing professionalism and experience.

My home was in the process of being remodeled and Jennifer met with us months prior to the house being on the market to evaluate the property.  She was able to visualize the end result and make excellent recommendations on where to spend the time and effort on what remained to be done prior to selling. She also came prepared from day one with market research and was able to set expectations on where our target price would be in order to achieve a quick sale.

When it came time to put the house up for sale, my fiance and I were well into our wedding plans with the big day soon approaching. Outside of the first meeting to sign contracts and get the ball rolling Jennifer completely handled the sales and marketing process for us, which was a huge relief that we could be so hands-off during this busy time in our lives.  Jennifer’s staging resources were indispensable, bringing her own staging collection to the place that fit every room perfectly to make the house really shine.  Additionally, Jennifer completely coordinated the sales photography and brochure, delivering a top-notch advertisement to market my home. Regular showings and constant follow-up with visiting realtors was crucial to my place selling, and Jennifer again coordinated this without any involvement required on our end.

When offers came in on the home, Jennifer was excellent in quickly communicating the details and helping us weed out the legitimate ones from those seeking “seller’s desperation”. Despite the tough sales market, it was great working with an agent that kept our financial goals in mind 100% of the time, even if that could have meant no sale in the end.

Far and away where Jennifer’s professionalism shines most in my mind is when we received our (eventual) acceptable offer. Though coming in low to start, Jennifer worked tirelessly to negotiate with the buyer’s agent to reach an acceptable price, able to justify the range with both market research and pricing adjustments specific to my newly remodeled home.  Despite the buyer’s agent being difficult at times to work with, Jennifer was stellar in keeping the process moving forward smoothly.

In summary if you are looking to find an agent that brings professionalism, excellent communication and sound advice toward the sale of your home, I highly recommend working with Jennifer Ruud-Johnson.  It will be the best decision you can make in the whole process!

Justin Gilmore and Jessica Heaton

Jennifer was helpful in guiding us through the sales process
and was a great advocate for us during the transaction.

We met with Jennifer Ruud-Johnson in the spring of 2011 to discuss selling our home in Ballard & buying another home in a suburb of Seattle.  Jennifer came highly recommended from friends & coworkers, yet we were fearful of a challenging home market at the time. Jennifer was immediately warm & professional.  She came highly prepared & was very knowledgeable about not only the real estate market but also our neighborhood & our home in comparison to other homes like ours.  Jennifer addressed our desire & concerns & was honest & open about selling a house in a difficult market.  She listened & understood our fears and hopes & made us feel confident as we proceeded.

Jennifer provided the highest quality advertisements & information was distributed to buyers and agents quickly.  We had many, many agents & families in our house from day one and Jennifer kept us informed of their comments and feelings as she contacted each and every person who came to our home daily.  We felt Jennifer did a very good job of marketing our home to potential buyers.

Our home sold within a month and we were happy with the end result.  Jennifer was helpful in guiding us through the sales process and was a great advocate for us during the transaction.

In the process of buying our new home, Jennifer was a great listener & keenly aware of the houses in our specific area that matched our desires.  She was quick to get us into houses we were interested in seeing.  There was a limited supply of houses that matched our criteria and Jennifer was able to find us the perfect house in and ideal neighborhood.   Jennifer worked hard and utilized an unconventional method of marketing to specific homes/neighborhoods in our price range.  Within a few days, we had seen our dream home and Jennifer guided us thru the process of purchasing this home.  We love our new home!

We will continue to highly recommended Jennifer Ruud Johnson to anyone in the market to sell or buy a home.  She has integrity, honesty, knowledge, resources, contacts and that indefinable quality that made our experience with her successful and enjoyable.  Thank you Jennifer!

Melissa & Chris Prock
Mercer Island, WA

Thank you for being so knowledgeable and an honest agent

Thank YOU for being so knowledgeable and an honest agent. Thank you for the very good service you gave to us while purchasing our home in Bellevue.

Sincerely,
Wilhelmina and Paul Chua

Jennifer is the best out there and we highly recommend her

During the spring of 2011, my wife and I started looking for our first home. I just started taking my CPA exams and my wife was finishing her National Boards for teaching. Needless to say, buying a home was the furthest thing on our minds. However, with the market so weak, it was a prime opportunity to buy and since I had just gotten a new job, it seemed like the perfect time.

Since we were so busy, we had no time to look for homes or research lenders. However, our roommate recommended Jennifer to us and within 24 hours of emailing her, she had called me up and we scheduled our first series of viewings. Within a week, Jennifer had us at 8 viewings. The best part was… she was completely honest about every property we saw. Even knowing she is commission based, she would tell us potential problems in a home. Instead of saying “Oh, this is a beautiful home”, she would see a baseboard made of cheap material and point that out saying “This would be a problem sooner than later.” Her honesty really helped us start to understand what to look for in a new home.

When we finally found the house that eventually became our home, Jennifer helped us with EVERYTHING. We saw it on a Friday afternoon and got our bid in by Sunday afternoon. Since it was a short sale, there was potential for a long time lag between accepting a bid and having it approved. But, Jennifer was in CONSTANT contact with the seller and we ended up closing on (and moving in) a short sale in 3 weeks! We wouldn’t have been able to do it without Jennifer!

She still keeps in touch with us to see how the new place is going. It seems as though we aren’t just another client that pays her bills. She seems to genuinely care about people finding the joy of buying or selling a home. When we get ready to sell and buy again, we will never even think about using another agent. Jennifer is the best out there and we highly recommend her to anyone looking for a new place or to sell a current one!

Barry and Sara Chaison

With Jennifer‘s winning strategy I am now in my dream home

Jennifer Ruud-Johnson worked with my parents a couple of years before I was ready for the services of a Realtor.  I had an excellent view to the care she extended to them.  It was a difficult time as they sold their home of 30 years and downsized.  Jennifer worked with them on the successful sale of the property just after the realty bubble burst, and she helped them find a beautiful new home.  She always put their best interests first, even when the best solution for them was buying a home in a closed community, which translated to a smaller commission for Jennifer.

I was several months away from being ready to list when I engaged Jennifer for advice on what needed to be done to finish updating my home for sale, and also to help me find my dream home.  She was unfailingly responsive and extremely helpful over the several months it took me to finish updating my home.  She also advised me on the best timing of when to list. I listed my former home in early in 2010 and was under contract with a great offer in only 10 days! (Unheard of in this real estate climate!)I had my heart set on buying a new green-built property.  When the ‘deal‘ started to go south Jennifer gave me excellent guidance; preserving 100% of my earnest money and ensuring I didn‘t enter an agreement that could have cost me everything.  I felt so well supported by Jennifer.  Her responsiveness, positive attitude and professionalism made a good ending out of what could have been 180 degrees the opposite.

Jennifer took me on several explorations of the local housing market to help me narrow-in on what I was really looking for.  Fast forward a few short months to the perfect home for me coming on the market.  With Jennifer‘s winning strategy I am now in my dream home. Her knowledge of the area and her experience as a realtor led to identifying problems during inspection that saved me a considerable amount of money, not to mention the difficulty of having to deal with them myself.  And, I moved in with $15,000 in equity already to my credit!
 
I strongly recommend Jennifer Ruud-Johnson to anyone buying or selling a home!

Naomi Hales

She is truly a full service Realtor who provided invaluable assistance

During early 2010 I began to research listing agents for my townhouse.  As a first time home seller it was important to have a great agent who could educate me about the process plus have the experience necessary to sell my home promptly and at a good price.
 
Jennifer was able to help with all of that and then some!  She is truly a full service Realtor who provided invaluable assistance with staging, marketing, negotiating and all of those hundreds of details that make up a real estate transaction.  Jennifer has experience plus an upbeat get it done attitude which made my selling experience a positive one.
 
With her able assistance the townhouse looked and showed very well—so well it was on the market for only 6 days and sold at full asking price with an all cash sale!  All of this during the current housing market was simply amazing.
 
I wholeheartedly recommend Jennifer Ruud Johnson.  She does fantastic work.

Anne Apthorp Stefano

Her staging, flyers and general marketing were exceptional
and showcased her experience and knowledge

0My husband and I met Jennifer through a recommendation of one of our friends in 2008.  Since then we have used Jennifer‘s professional service to sell and buy our homes.  Our first real estate experience really established our professional relationship. We had a rollercoaster ride due to the market conditions however we were 100% confident in Jennifer‘s ability to get our home sold in the most difficult of times.

Her staging, flyers and general marketing were exceptional and showcased her experience and knowledge.  We really appreciated her weekly updates and gave us confirmation that we were always her top priority.  We were able to finally sell our condo so we could move into our “dream home”?.  Jennifer graciously agreed to work with us again to help us buy our first home.   We finally found the home of our dreams.  Unfortunately, it was a short sale and there is nothing “short”? in a short sale!!   This meant a very long, arduous and emotionally taxing 4 months of waiting to hear back to see if our offer was approved.

Jennifer was always on top of it and was more like a counselor for us, as we had no choice but wait it out month after month of no news if the deal was going to go through.  We would see interest rates go up and up and there was nothing we could do.  Friends would buy homes and be moved in and we were still waiting.  This limbo time was difficult since there was no guarantee that this house would be our home and didn‘t know if we needed to look at other homes.  As luck would have it we finally closed approximately four months after we placed our offer and the same week we found out we were expecting our first child; Perfect timing.

We did get our dream home thanks to Jennifer‘s perseverance, professionalism and knowledge.  I have worked with other real estate agents and none can compare with her to her ethics, marketing, communication and experience.  If you are lucky enough to find Jennifer I would give her my highest recommendation and you should be confident that you will be treated with respect and dignity.

Sincerely,
Allison and Scott Pringle

I would recommend Jennifer to anyone buying or selling a house

I would liken my past home buying experience to a casual stroll through a well maintained mountainous trail…occasionally challenging, but mostly exhilarating and enjoyable.  The purchasing experience which I very recently concluded was more like climbing Mount Everest.  The pace was incredible slow.  The landscape was technical with challenges all around ranging from the complexities of a short sale to a tentative lending market.  Fortunately my guide on the journey was Jennifer Ruud-Johnson.  Her experience and knowledge helped me navigate the daily obstacles and her positive demeanor and encouragement helped lift my spirits to what ultimately was a successful and happy outcome.  In today‘s housing market, you need a professional.  I would recommend Jennifer to anyone buying or selling a house.

Kim Clark

 I would highly recommend Jennifer to anyone looking for an experienced,
highly ethical Realtor that will take care of you from beginning to end.

My mother-in-law moved into a retirement community and needed to sell her home that she had been living in for 60 years. The home is in the Madison Park/Denny Blaine neighborhood and was designed by her architect husband and recently nominated for the Landmark Preservation Board‘s designation as a home of architectural significance in the Seattle area.

The Rohrer home is very special and needed special marketing (especially during the market downturn of the end of 2010) so, we chose Jennifer Ruud-Johnson of RE/MAX Metro Realty, Inc. to be our agent after seeing some of her fabulous marketing materials and going over her marketing plan designed specifically for our home.  Choosing Jennifer was the best decision we made; She arranged for professional photos, designed a personal website specific to the  home, created classy brochures and online marketing that brought us a buyer after one week on the market, and with a backup offer to boot.

Jennifer guided us through the sale all the way to closing, and kept mom (92) informed throughout which made her feel very much involved in the entire process. I would highly recommend Jennifer to anyone looking for an experienced, highly ethical Realtor that will take care of you from beginning to end.

Karen & Scott Rohrer

 I Would Recommend Jennifer to Anyone Who Needs a Real Estate Agent

Jennifer was a really great agent to work with. She was able to answer all of my questions so that I could understand them. She was very friendly and organized and when she found a house that fit what I wanted she was on it. I would recommend Jennifer to anyone needing a real estate agent. She was awesome! Thank you Jennifer! 

Holly V.

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Jennifer Ruud-Johnson
RE/MAX Metro Realty, Inc.
ABR, SRS, Realtor, 22 years of experience
CDPE, Certified Distressed property Expert
Voted 2011/12/13/14 5-Star Professional, Seattle Magazine.
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