Greg's Resume and Testimonials
“The best experience we've had with a Real Estate Agent in our 15 years of buying and selling many houses. Greg made our house hunting experience a very positive one. The effort he made in understanding our needs and the analytical approach he used in helping to narrow down our options from the thousands of listings we saw online saved us a lot of time. His attention to detail and pragmatic, low-pressure approach has been a great experience for those who use him” Francis Gan
“It isn't often that I rate anything 5 out of 5 stars across the board but Greg has more than earned it. When re-locating to the Seattle area from the east coast we were assigned Greg as our re-location expert. Greg was incredibly responsive and flexible with our complicated schedule. He gracefully adjusted to us as our understanding of the area evolved. Plus, he's just a genuinely nice guy (and that makes a lot of difference). When we finally purchased our home we were very pleased with the result and Greg's negotiation skills managed to get the place for us even though there were multiple offers (for more money) on the home.”
Rob and Rina Yox
“Greg was a fabulous agent! He made buying and selling our homes a very easy process. Although he is located in Kirkland, he had in depth knowledge of the Seattle area (both Queen Anne and Windermere) and worked hard to identify exactly what we wanted in a new home. He also quickly sold our old home in a bad market. home.” Allison Winfield
“Our fourth and most recent home purchase has proven to be a fairly difficult transaction. We were challenged by a number of obstacles which included inaccurate appraisals and unresponsive banking representatives. Coupled with these challenges was our very tight timeline for closing. We have really appreciated Greg's help in providing options, alternatives, suggestions and solutions to many of the challenges we faced during the closing of this deal. Greg has been an invaluable resource during this deal as well as being a very personable agent who genuinely cares about his clients. It is without hesitation that I can say, working with a full service agent like Greg Butler was one of the best real estate decisions we have made.” Jocelyn
“To put it simply, I won't buy or sell a home without Greg. This is not because he is a great real estate agent and I got a good deal of a house, I would hope that is the normal case. I say this because of the things he did and the level of service he provided beyond these obvious necessities. We leaned heavily on Greg's knowledge of the local house buying process, and he often represented us to ensure we were getting the best deal. He spent a lot of time understanding our needs, especially those of my wife who is my home-buying barometer ‘ Wayne Dalton
Provide professional advice and services to assist my clients in purchasing or selling their home. My goal is to save you time and money while making the purchase or sale of your home as stress free and enjoyable as possible.
· Excellent Listening Skills
· Willing to have the difficult discussion to avoid breakdown in communication
· Dedicated to ensuring my clients are provided excellent service and advice for all Real Estate transactions.
· Skilled negotiator and experience at positioning my clients for success not failure
Education, Honors, and Certifications
Ten Time Winner "Best Real Estate Agent In Client Satisfaction Award"
International Diamond Society
International Sterling Society
Rookie of the year in GCI and Units Sold 2005
Exceptional Properties and Preview Properties Certified and Trained, Since 2010
Relocation Certified and experienced with both National and International Relocation
Realtor Since 2004
16 years of experience helping my clients purchase and sell homes in the NW United States
Experienced in all levels of Real Estate. Have helped my clients buy and sell properties from a $100,000 manufactured home to a $2,600,000 home
Incorporate technology, hard work, knowledge, organization and people skills to ensure all transactions are completed in a timely and professional manner.
Experienced and Professional Listing Broker
I believe a marketing plan is critical for the successful sale of a home. I pride myself at preparing and presenting Marketing Plans for each specific home based on numerous factors including type of home, location, and price point. Each plan is designed to target the specific buyers for your property. The marketing plan includes always includes Professional quality photography and professionally printed and targeted marketing pieces and a directed presence online. In some cases depending on the home it may also include printed media.
Pre-sale preparation is also extremely important. I complete a pre-sale walkthrough with each client. During this walkthrough I will recommend corrections and improvements to help maximize your return on the sale of your home. Sometimes this will also include professional staging, repairs by a handyman, landscaping and professional cleaning crews.
Experienced and Professional Buyer Broker
The most important skill as a Buyer’s agent is listening. This skill allows me to tailor my client’s home search and more quickly target the correct homes that will work. This saves my client’s time and frustration looking at homes that will not work for them. I am willing to preview homes for my clients once I fully understand their personal preferences, tastes and needs.
My extensive knowledge of Kirkland, Seattle, Bellevue and neighboring areas allows me to quickly help you find the area that makes sense for each client’s different situation.
I create a communication plan with my clients to ensure they are receiving as much information or feedback as desired. I am able to use many different platforms to communicate based on their preferred method.
I have a professional team of support professionals that can help with any need from inspections to home repair.
Employment Prior to Coldwell Banker Bain
Rush Creek Solutions
· Regional Manager Pacific Northwest:
Grew the Northwest Region for Rush Creek Solutions, a broadband solutions provider, from 1 project and annual revenue of $300,000 in July 1999 to 6 projects, 2 states and projected annual revenue of $2,300,000 in January 2002. This was accomplished using customer relation skills, to expand our business into 6 separate projects within Seattle and Portland including DSL installation, digital telephony and cable construction.
Signs Now UK
· New Business Development,
Opened first Signs Now location in United Kingdom. Tailored American franchise systems, operations, pricing, production and promotional materials for use in the UK markets and business conditions. Opened first Signs Now location in United Kingdom. Tailored American franchise systems, operations, pricing, production and promotional materials for use in the UK markets and business conditions.
· Champions Tennis Tour,
As Director of Facilities and Operations, I was Responsible for successfully managing the facilities and operations of a live, nationally televised professional tennis tournament at Pebble Beach Resorts. Set and worked within a budget of $250.000. Responsible for planning, designing and overseeing the event site including the installation and removal of a 4,500 seat temporary stadium, 50 Sponsor/Vendor tents, signage, portable restrooms, power to all areas of the event, telephone installations, set up of television crews, security, maintenance of the clay courts, parking and player hospitality.
Giving Back to the Community and Hobbies
· High School Lacrosse Coach. Overlake High School, Lake Washington High School, Eastlake High School
· Program Director Sammamish Lacrosse
· Juanita Neighborhood Association President
· Award Winning Photographer Real Estate, architectural and Landscape
Western Art, Golf, Skiing, Lacrosse, Hiking, Tennis, Soccer, Camping and Walking the dogs