Wallingford Condo Buyer
I was new to Zillow and tried to read several bio's before picking an agent. I couldn't have been happier with my experience. Javila was prompt in responding to my request regarding a property and had several other suggestions. Once we met the whole process of finding the right condo went like a dream. Javila is very knowledgable about the market trend, especially condo's. Being out of town much of the time she helped take care of every detail and went above and beyond. I would highly recommend Javila for any of your real estate needs. I will definitely use Javila again.
- Debbie A
Condo Buyer Capitol Hill
Javila was recommended to me by a friend when i was looking to buy a condo on Capitol Hill. She took the time to understand what I'm looking for. As a result, almost every property we saw had potential - there was very little time wasted. After seeing about 10 properties over 3 days, I had found the condo I ended up buying (and that I'm very happy with). Throught the process of searching and buying, Javila was extremely responsive and helpful, and gave me some good advice while negotiating the offer and the nitty-gritty of the process. Working with Javila was a pleasure, and I would definitely work with her again and recommend her to all my friends.
Repeat Buyer and Seller
Javila was the selling agent when I bought my first home. She was so honest, helpful, and generally great to work with that I became an immediate fan and have since approached her to help me make a sale, and another purchase. She's patient, accommodating, and really gets to know her clients' needs well. I couldn't imagine working with anyone else at this point.
- Adam H
Condo Buyer Capitol Hill
Javila is an expert in the Seattle condo market! She has a depth of knowledge about buildings, their HOAs, and condo transactions that impressed and helped guide my decision making, especially as a first time home buyer.
In addition to her depth of knowledge, once we found my future home Javila was there for me and on my side throughout the whole transaction. While under contract she brought in a general contractor and plumber to determine the feasibility of some re-modeling work I wanted done. When I needed help understanding information in the resale cert she answered all my questions with patience and expertise. Finally, as I encountered some last minute challenges with my lender she helped me evaluate my options and close on time.
I can recommend Javila with confidence.
- T. D.
South Lake Union Condo Buyer
Javila Schelhorn is very knowledgeable about properties in Seattle. She has a strong working relationship with builders and mortgage companies. Javila was available at all times to answer questions and resolve problems with the seller, buyer, and the mortgage company. She gave us good sound advise and guided us through our purchase. It was a pleasure dealing with her and making our purchase and transaction as smooth as possible. If you are looking for property and housing in the Seattle area, Javila is the agent that can get it done for you.
- B. Ledford
Javila was delightful and friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed working with her. We found her to be exceptionally knowledgeable, especially in our neighborhood and the condo market. She helped us negotiate w/ the seller, gave us realistic expectations, and her service went above and beyond the average agent. We will definitely be using her again with our next purchase, simply because we trust her.
- J & B
House Buyer & Condo Seller
Javila was always prompt and professional with the details of our sale and purchase. She never made us feel as though we were intruding on her time when we wanted to see several houses in one evening. The response time when we had questions was prompt making negotiations go smoothly. Javila took the time to understand exactly what we were looking for in a home and was supportive in our decisions. I will definately use her again should I need a realtor in the future.
- C&M Drake
South Lake Union Condo Buyer
Javila was a tremendous asset for making my home purchase. She had extensive knowledge of the Seattle market and impressive connections in the real estate community. Moreover, Javila brought a unique balance of warmth, diplomacy and pragmatism to negotiations that truly made a difference.
If Nordstrom was in the business of training real estate agents, Javila would be a shining example of their legendary customer service. She's professional, confident and approachable! I would recommend Javila to any family member or close friend with complete assurance that they would be in excellent hands.
- C. Skotdal
Two time Belltown Buyer
I have known Javila for around 5 years. I use here to get renters and have purchased two properties using her. She originally assisted me with finding a new home in one of the new condo projects proposed in downtown Seattle. She knew the right people and had the connections. Finally choosing one, it was not constructed. She then assisted me in looking for an existing condo. I purchased it and decided to rent it out. She helps me get renters and has even done property management for me. She then helped me get the condo I currently live in. I never even think of using anyone else. Javila is always there for me, knows what I want and delivers. She is honest and fair, and responsive. She is the greatest agent. I highly recommend her for all of your property needs.
- L. Yenglin
Javila assisted me in locating and purchasing a condo back in 2006. Being new to Seattle and a being first time home buyer - Javila truly made my purchasing experience a very smooth and pleasant one. Her in-depth knowledge of Seattle communities and real estate market expertise made locating my ideal condo a seamless process. Thanks Javila!
Javila has extensive knowledge in the downtown Seattle market. Understands the needs of her customers and let's her customers drive the relationship. Never pushes her clients into a situation that is not in their best interest. Looks to make long term relationship and not a quick win. I would recommend her to family and friends without thinking twice about it.
- Y. Kim
South Lake Union Buyer and Seller
Javilla knows the market in the downtown area and helped me to both buy my condo and, subsequently, sell it. Her common sense and realisitic approach to sales made the process painless. She honors the committments she makes but makes no unrealistic promises.She has a good working knowledge of the process and all the steps involved. All paper work was tracked with follow up when called for. Javilla and I had open lines of communication and she was always promptly responded to questions and calls, texts, and e-mails. She would be a great choice for a buyer or seller whther they are "first time" or "old hands".
- N. Roach
Queen Anne Townhome
There honestly is not enough space here to write a review about her, but I will say if you decide to choose Javila you will find someone who works for you. Owning a couple pieces of property and working with this industry for quite awhile, its hard to find people that have your best interest in mind.
Montlake House Buyer
Javila is an amazing agent that walked us through the purchase process and without her, we wouldn't have closed the purchase on time, given the challenge of the tight mortgage market and reams of paperwork the bank required. She was extremely responsive and took time out of her bachelor-ette weekend to show us the house we wound up purchasing. I've never met a more committed professional, and any potential client would be lucky to have Javila as their agent.
Sold Capitol Hill Condo and Bought West Seattle House- Dual Closing
Javila makes herself available to her clients for all questions, no matter if its big or small. I have bought and sold with Javila and both experiences were not only flawless, but enjoyable with low stress. I highly recommend her services.
Downtown Highrise Seller
Javila represented me as a seller of a condo in downtown Seattle. She was, as expected, very professional, but unexpectedly, was so very pleasant and easy to work with. Many of my prior experiences with Real Estate agents have not always been pleasant...frequently urging me to sell at the first offer. Javila understood exactly why I was selling and how much I would need to make the sale both comfortable and economically feasible....never any pushing. I would not hesitate to have Javilla represent me either as a buyer or seller.
Ballard Tudor Seller
I interviewed 3 highly recommended realtors and selected Javila based on her experience, professionalism, knowledge of the market and the sales to close process. I also just liked her personality as I thought she would be easy to work with. She exceeded my expectations not only was she totally on top of the entire process from the initial pricing discussion, staging, brochures, advertising, contract negotiation, inspection and closing.
She also knows and works closely with top quality trade people for taking care of inspection related issues quickly and at the best price. The person she recommended for the staging was excellent as well.
She proactively communicated potential issues, status and next steps. She was always available. It didn't matter if it was an evening or a weekend, responses were within minutes.
I would recommend her to anyone looking for a true real estate professional.
North Seattle Buyer
We've recently used Javila again for purchasing our second home. Again she was a valuable resource to have. Instead of the Seattle condo market, we were quite impressed with her knowledge of the Seattle neighborhoods and homes.
One of the things that made her so particularly wonderful to work with was her flexibility. (She was working with us even the days surrounding her wedding!) Especially with our baby. This meant that sometimes she would sit in the car with a sleeping baby so we could check out a property or pausing to let our little one run around and stretch his legs when needed. The best part is that he LOVES her! Could you ask for anything better?
As a note to those house shopping: I'm sure you could find homes by yourself, you could tour them by yourself, and you could even get a contract by yourself. But I found that having Javila on our side proved especially beneficial when it came to the negotiations. There's NO WAY I could have finessed the other agents the way she did. I really believe that all parties left the table happy and feeling like they got a good deal. When you're spending that much money, this is an important aspect to consider. Plus, we didn't do any of the leg work; she did it all. We were in no rush, so we took our time finding the perfect fit and when it came along, we pounced. Javila made the whole process unbelievably smooth.
The other aspect that impresses me with Javila is how networked she is. When we purchased our condo, we weren't in need of all her connections, but buying an older home required inspectors, contractors, designers, plumbers, landscapers, and just about every sort of serviceman possible. She just might be the most networked woman in Seattle! And for that, we are grateful.
We loved working with Javila. I would totally recommend her to anyone that I cared about and should we need her expertise again, we won't hesitate to call!
My wife and looked for a house for nearly 6 months. During this process we used the services of four different realtors. Javila was, hands down, the best one of them. We worked with her during the last 4 months of our search during which we made several offers on different properties and was a trully emotional roller coaster. We got excited about a number of properties, only to find ourselves caught in several multiple offers situations which on the long run led us into a dissappointment and lots of frustration. Javila was a true source of support and confidence during those moments. There is one very important treat in this business that is not quiet capture by the categories above:
Personal Skills and Emotional Inteligence - I would rate hers as outstanding.
I have to confess we were not the easiest of clients (in case the fact that we went through 3 realtors before Javila didn't gave that one up); and she adapted perfectly to the different ways my wife and I approached the purchase of the house. For my wife it was mostly an emotional purchase, while for me was a more rational and investment type of decision. She was very patience and very tactful in helping us discuss options and find agreements.
Bottom-line, I would absolutely recommend her.
Investment Buyer- First Hill
Javila was fantastic to work with! We ultimately choose her based on all of the positive reviews she received from clients online. From our first meeting, Javila was a true professional, providing a customer service oriented experience. I have purchased several homes, and no one has made it easier than Javila. Having lived in several of Seattle’s neighborhoods, Javila knows the community and is able to expound her “insider knowledge” in a no pressure manner. My wife and I live in California, and after meeting Javila one weekend, we felt so comfortable with her, that we let Javila take the lead and the best thing was that we did everything over the phone and email. She truly wants what is best for her clients, and goes out of her way to make her clients feel comfortable. While most realtors hand you the keys at closing and congratulate you and then move on, Javila goes beyond that, staying in touch to make sure everything is going smoothly with your new purchase. For anyone looking for a realtor, look no further than Javila!
Queen Anne Townhome
We recently purchased our first home, not knowing quite what to expect, and she made the process as smooth as possible. She kept in touch with new listings in our price range even when we took a break, and we ended up with our dream home! She communicated everything so well between us and the seller (and was so quick to respond to everything), we were left with no gray areas or confusion. She is very knowledgeable in the Seattle area, specifically Queen Anne and Capitol Hill where we were looking. I can't say enough good things about Javila!
M. & M. Combe
Capitol Hill Buyer
This was my first time home-buying experience, and as such I found it quite nerve-wrecking. A friend recommended Javila to me after my unsatisfactory experience with a non-agent service. She was exactly what I was looking for! She is very knowledgeable in the area, she spent time to find out what kind of place I was looking for, and always there to answer my questions. When we found THE place, she was a super star negotiator. As a first time buyer I found most of the process hectic and nail-biting, but she was there to calmly explain everything, show me the right next moves to take and the right offer to re-negotiate. Looking back, Javila made the whole process as pain free as it can possibly be, and I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone or asking for her service for my next real estate needs. Thank you Javila!
Capitol Hill Seller
I had a condo for sale in Capitol Hill. I received the names of several agents to consider. After talking to the first two, and not being impressed I called Javila. She was knowledgeable about the area and came across as a real "go getter". Just what I needed. Within a few weeks we had a great offer. She was very skilled at negotiating; to my satisfaction. I felt comfortable letting Javila take the lead and the best thing was that we did everything over the phone and internet as I live in California.
I would recommend her to anyone who wants results!
Leschi Home Buyer
Javila came highly recommended by a friend when we were searching for our new home. She was very responsive and was able and willing to meet us at a moments notice (think: battling rush-hour traffic on a Friday evening to meet us at 6pm to show us a house that we had only found an hour beforehand). She also burned the midnight oil a few times putting together our offers to help us stay competitive with our bids.
Having not really worked with a buying agent before, we welcomed her knowledge of homes and neighborhoods in Seattle. Also because we were interested in older (early 20th century) homes, she had some good remodel/design tips and was able to help us visualize the possibilities of each space.
As an agent--and a person--we are extremely happy to have met and worked with Javila to find our hew home. We definitely recommend her and--when the time comes--look forward to working with her in the future.
Capitol Hill Condo Buyer
Javila is incredible! We chose her based on all of the positive reviews she received from clients online, and also because her specialty is in condos. We gave her the impossible task of finding us the perfect condo and sealing the deal within two weeks (we were in a hurry). And you know what? She made it happen! Despite the fact that we completely changed directions halfway through the search process, Javila remained unfazed; she just went with it, continuing to provide us with the type of information you only get from someone who has actually lived in these neighborhoods. Throughout the whole experience, you feel as though you are getting an insider's guide to Seattle's condo scene. Javila is kind and patient, doesn't give you any pressure, and will show you the exact same apartment four times with a huge smile on her face. Once we found our condo, Javila proved to us once again why we were right in choosing her to be our realtor. She knows exactly what she is doing and is a master in coordinating the impossible. Within a week of finding our condo, it was officially ours! That's how great she is, and what makes her even greater than great is that even after closing, she remains in touch to make sure that you are settling into your new home comfortably.