Christina HA & Matt Kopchick
Jen and Tom Holland
June 2016 John, Marla, Lexie and Asher Spain
All transactions have some challenges, some more than others, but together we made this happen and for that our clients should be appreciative of our collaborate efforts.
Past President (2012) at SEATTLE- King County Board of REALTORS (SKCR)
Stephen and Donna, Issaquah, WA
Michael Smith, aka Smit, was sitting on a random open house my wife and I walked through on a whim. We struck up a conversation, we liked each other, and he followed up with a serious “Smit talk” so he could figure out our needs and we could judge his abilities. He laid out his vision and understanding of the market and industry and it was reassuring to know of his previous experience as a loan officer. We took a look at a couple listings, but we kind of lost interest as there was so little inventory and it was the dead of winter. We gave up looking, but Smit did not.
Unexpectedly, a couple weeks later he emailed a pending house listing, advised us that we better look, got us an early bird look, and said we should make an immediate and competitive offer if we liked it … which we did, and we did. It was a whirlwind, and Smit walked us through the process…. And the rest, as they say, is history.
From his results-driven winning mentality to his careful handling of delicate communication issues to switching lenders in the middle of the process, and ultimately navigating the correct coarse in the most wind tossed of seas, I can confidently say that Smit’s handling of my home purchase was the difference between our closing this house or not. I would give him my highest of recommendations.
Matt Wood, Woodinville, WA
Darshan & Paul Sandhu. Snohomish WA
Leigh Spearin, Kirkland WA
He is professional, responsive, and is always looking out for his clients best interest.
Janine and Aaron Wilson
Ryan and Courtny
THANK YOU SMIT for all your hard work, dedication and passion in helping people like us get into a home when it seemed like all odds were against us!
In closing, the list above should serve as a testament to how Smit goes way above and beyond the calling and expectations of a real estate professional. In fact, the word agent doesn’t quite seem to fit one who was so helpful and who cared so much about my families’ comfort and wellbeing. The only words that seem to fit is “good friend”, which I hope Smit will continue to be to our family.
It goes without saying that we offer our highest recommendation for anyone considering Smit as their real estate agent.
Andrew, Erin and Olivia Roberts
April 30, 2018
Regi Lammers & Kyle Heins
We unfortunately couldn’t land the first house due to fierce competition, but he took a unique proactive approach to present the offer in person to the seller which had us in a good place and in the running. Looking back, probably things happened the way they did for a reason… we were tip toeing on the top of the tallest ladder. We were naturally discouraged when the bid fell, but he kept encouraging us to stay on the horse and keep going as there WILL be a house for us out there. When we finally bid on the second house to which we live in now, he cut his time off short to rush back from Eastern Washington as he wasn’t going to write an offer up for a house he haven’t seen. He also made sure to make himself or proxy available at escrow signing when he didn’t have to do so. His work ethic and ‘rules’ are admirable.
We truly enjoyed the engagement and journey together. We would highly recommend Smit to folks who are looking to learn AND win at the same time. Been a pleasure working with him, and feel sad that we’ll need to wait for the next house purchase (or sale) to work with him again.
Jie Lin & Gaku Shimizu
PS He throws an awesome barbeque party! Tri-tip is to die for!
WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE/WHIDBEY ISLAND
He is incredibly generous with his time, expertise, and is committed to creating an atmosphere of cooperation and fairness. It was a pleasure working with Smit.
George and Anne Schreiber
Real Estate Broker