"My Husband and I were first-time homebuyers without a clue in the world as to where to start. Justin held our hand throughout the process and got us into a home we love and is just right for us. He is attentive, thoughtful, and thorough. We always felt like he had our best interest in mind and never felt like we were being pushed into or sold on a house we didn't want.
We met with 3 Agents and decided to work with Justin for all of the reasons outlined in the previous reviewers' comments. So happy it worked out. We will definitely call Justin should we ever decide to sell or buy again!" -Terra P.
"There is no way we would have felt as comfortable and confident in our house hunting/home buying process if it were'nt for Justin! His patience, knowledge, and professionalism made this experience such an exciting time for me and my husband! We enjoyed the other team members that Justin recommended as well, ie: mortgage broker + escrow company. There was such a great level of respect and professionalism throughout!" -Erika W.
"I enjoyed working with Justin through the entire process of selling our house. He helped navigate a complex situation and greatly assisted in the process of getting the house ready for market by coordinating with painters, landscapers, and other contractors. Once the house was listed, he worked hard to show the house and we accepted a strong offer shortly afterward. Even in a strong sellers' market having the right marketing strategy is key to getting an optimum outcome and moving towards a fast closing with all the details in place. I couldn't be happier with Justin's efforts and the results." -Elliot
"I was referred over to Justin from a friend and colleague of mine. My regret is that I didn't reach out sooner during my condo search. Justin, and his brother Andrew, were a breath of fresh air to work with - incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and a unique duo to work with combining their real estate and construction backgrounds.
I didn't end up going with them, as another search I had from previous months before yielded a result, but would absolutely use their services for my next search.
Since my condo purchase, I've been in contact with Justin and Andrew for contractor referrals and various questions. Even though they have nothing to gain from my inquiries, they continually go above and beyond to help me out." -Patrick M.
"Justin was wonderful to work with. He helped us evaluate the condo we owned, suggested some upgrades to get the best value for our money and put us in touch with professionals to help us complete the projects. He listed our condo and it we accepted an offer the Monday after the showing. He also guided us through the buying side when we purchased a home. He explained in great detail the process, which was new to us. He skillfully managed the line between negotiation and not losing the house we'd grown to love. Justin has resources for tons of professionals, from interior designers/stagers to roofers. He has stayed in touch with us for years since our initial partnership. Can't recommend him enough!" -Jen & Shaun V.
"I contacted Justin in mid-July, 2015 when I was looking to buy a house for the first time. I contacted him, because he was highly regarded on Yelp, and my experience working with him completely justified the strong reviews.
He met with me soon after I contacted him, and he gave me a concise, but detailed overview of the home-buying process and how it relates to the Seattle market. He outlined strategies to improve my chances in a competitive bid and he put me in touch with a contact for financing. This contact also proved to be an excellent resource.
He showed me several houses that matched my criteria, never shying away from pointing out potential flaws and in one case strongly recommending against. He has an expert's eye when viewing a home and he will readily point out the good and the bad, or just the interesting.
Eventually I found a place I really liked, but it was already pending. The deal ended up falling through though, and Justin was right on top of it, so that I got first chance at it before it went back onto the market. I took it and I'm now closing on it.
Buying a house is not an easy process, but Justin and his contacts have ensured in every step that they bear the difficulty and they actually make it easy for the purchaser; in fact, it almost felt too easy. I would highly recommend Justin, especially who could really use an expert guiding hand in the home buying process, and I will seek him out if I plan to move in the future." -John L.
"My wife and I met Justin at an open house he held in spring of 2013 and then in summer 2014 asked him to list our house for sale. At first we were unsure about selling our beloved home, but we were sure to hold onto Justin's contact info. From the time he first saw our house till we decided to sell, Justin was very patient, considerate and helpful. He provided good advice about improvements to make, and others not to worry about.
Upon listing our house he was consistently available to us, and provided the expertise we needed to make the most informed decisions at each step of the process. Justin was integral to the success of our sale, and we were very satisfied with his service. We would rank him a 10 out of 10 if polled, and have referred him to friends since our sale." -Andrew H.
I have worked with Justin Mellon as my real estate professional three times now, and would choose him again in a heartbeat. He helped me to buy my first house, sell it when it no longer seemed to fit our needs, and then buy another house when the time came. Each time he’s been professional, available, honest, friendly, and a joy to work with.
I trust his opinion, and I value his willingness to take the time to walk me through opinions and choices. He has always gone above and beyond the call of duty in making himself available, even for last minute unreasonable requests of mine. (“Hi Justin, I know we placed on offer on that other place yesterday, but today I saw this new one come on the market, can you get me in to see it ASAP?”)
His personal warmth is genuine and comfortable. I felt relaxed and at ease, never pressured. That helps a lot when one is trying to imagine residing in a new house during a walk-through. His professional advice was spot on. Oftentimes he would take a guess about how fast a place would sell, and time usually proved him right. He also took the time to learn what was important to us in a home, and worked to find us a great match. -Katherine E.
Justin was recommended to us by a friend and helped us find our dream house, sell our condo and then sell our house a few years later, when we moved out of town. We couldn't have asked for a better experience! Justin and Andrew expertly navigated the entire process for us. They gave us great advice and took care of all of the details, so we didn't have to worry about a thing. We highly recommend them! -Heather D.
My wife and I had a wonderful experience selling our home with Justin. We had already moved out of state, and did the entire sale remotely. Justin took care of all the details, and we were very happy with the choices he made and the ease of the entire process. Initially, we were on the fence as to whether it was economically worth our while to sell now or to wait another year. Justin gave us his opinions, and then showed to house to several of his colleagues to get their opinions. We felt comfortable with our decision knowing he had taken so much time to give us a very fair assessment of what our outlook may be. We would highly recommend Justin to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in Seattle. -Zach E.
We loved working with Justin and would highly recommend him as an agent. He was reliable, always quick to answer email and phone calls, and provided a level of in-depth knowledge of properties in the Phinney Ridge and surrounding area that far exceeded our expectations.
We worked with him over several months and he proved himself particularly useful in helping us to define the kind of house we wanted. We were immediately impressed by his fund of knowledge--- we had contemplated buying a ‘fixer’ and he was able to provide us with helpful estimates of the time and money required for projects we wanted and pointed out projects that would need to be done. He wasn’t afraid to tell us his honest opinion, even when it wasn’t exactly what we wanted to hear. And we were delighted that he covered our move as a gift when we finally found our dream home. -Bryna & Peter
Thank you Justin for your efforts in the successful sale of my condo in Seattle! The condo was on the market for a year with no offers while being listed by another Realtor.
A friend of mine, who is in the real estate business, recommended that I switch to you and your company. You are everything that he said you would be. -Don G.
Justin is fantastic to work with. He helped me feel comfortable with the process of buying my first home. His experience shows, his attitude is always positive, and he is proactive about getting things done. I genuinely felt that Justin was working to find exactly what would fit for me, and he did it. -Tyler H.
Justin Mellon has found his calling. He is a stand-out real estate agent who I would highly recommend, without hesitation. His level of professionalism, compassion, and sincerity sets him apart. Justin has a strong work ethic and worked tirelessly to meet our needs. He communicates clearly, respectfully and honestly. He was always available for us—so much so that I felt as if we were his only clients. Justin puts his heart into his work and works with the highest level of integrity. After the sale, Justin continued to support us by providing boxes for our move, paying for our move as a closing gift, and providing references for contractors and sub-contractors. In addition, he continues to ask about the progress we are making on the house, as it is very important to him that our visions for our new home are realized. I cannot say enough about our experience with Justin. He is an exemplary real estate agent and a downright good person. -Vida T. & Andy C.
I knew right away I wanted Justin to be my real estate agent. He has been helpful in so many ways. His ideas and advice brought the sale of my house to a quick and successful end. I would recommend him completely. -Nancy S.
I wanted to take a few minutes to let you know what a great agent you have in Justin Mellon. Recently I had a listing in Maple Leaf that belonged to my brother-in-law and his wife. After he tragically passed away in February, I had the daunting job of putting it on the market. I say this because our family was already stricken with the loss of our mother and sister within the past year and emotionally, I was somewhat spent. Had funds been available, I would have referred it to a Seattle agent. Unfortunatley they had purchased the home in Octorber of '09 and with the current market conditions, we know it would have to be sold at a loss and there wasn't much room for listing commission.
Back to Justin, in the 29 years that I have been selling real estate, I have never met an agent with such compassion and professionalism. He was truly unbelievable. We had some blips along the way but he followed through with everything he said he would, and I believe he was the prevailing reason that got us through to closing. He had amazing buyers, but I don't think that was a coincidence as he is amazing himself.
If he were on the Eastside, I would be having my broker recruit him big time! He is the type of agent I would enjoy working with on a transaction any day! You are truly fortunate to have him in your office. -S.B.
We worked with Justin to both sell our condo and buy a new house, and he was brilliant with both! We really appreciated how he took the time to get to know us and to figure out what we were looking for in a house. With his background in construction, he was very knowledgeable about aspects of the houses that we knew nothing about. He also prevented us from settling for a couple of houses that weren't right for us, and helped us to find THE most perfect house. We couldn't have been happier with the entire process and would highly recommend Justin! -Heather D.
Justin made the process of becoming a first-time homebuyer infinitely easier and more fun than I ever imagined it can be. We looked at many a condo before I found the one I felt excited and comfortable purchasing. From helping me make the best offer to talking to the other tenants to negotiating a complex loan, he was always available, supportive and most of all patient. He even helped with the move and still to this day willing to lend a hand when asked. He is a great agent, and I strongly recommend his services to anyone who wants to take advantage of the current market, but is a tad nervous! I love my new condo and look forward to my first time home buyer credit. -Ghida S.
I would recommend Justin to anyone because of the effort he puts into the process. Very few Realtors will go the extra mile like him. We hired him because a friend described how helpful he was and how quickly he sold their home so we had high expectations. Justin met or exceeded our expectations in every area. His sincerity creates an environment of trust that is rare with transactions involving considerable dollar amounts.
Selling a house in a down market really tests the whole process. Everyone has to do their part; I can say that with Justin's help, we sold our home quickly when very few sellers at our end of the market were able to do so. That is the ultimate proof of his value to us. -Scott R.
I fully intend to use Justin mellon as my Realtor from now on. Last year Justin made buying my first home an exciting and worry-free experience, Justin was able to explain every step of the way clearly in terms I could understand. I am very happy with my home. I will strongly recommend Justin to my friends, and anyone else who will listen. -Jeff and Heather A.
I've met a lot of agents that feel like buzz and hype and routine however, you present and come across as an observant, articulate, smart person that isn't soley bucking for a commission. Another friend had the exact same, but completely independent impression. People do notice. -Reeve B.
I met Justin after he was recommended to me by a close friend. Even though at the time, I had a real estate agent I was considering working with, I decided to work with Justin instead. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. Justin helped me sell my house and buy a new one. He was extremely knowledgeable and willing to research issues he was not certain of. He was supportive of me throughout each step of the process from financing to the actual move. I was encouraged to contact him with my questions and found him to be responsive to all of my concerns. He made a very complex process quite manageable, was respectful of my preferences and wishes, and was always available and willing to accommodate my not very flexible work schedule.
In addition to his knowledge and hard work, I found Justin to be fair, honest and very pleasant to interact with. I think his intelligence, willingness to work hard, perceptiveness about human nature, his knowledge of his profession and his pleasant demeanor will serve him well in his career. -Piyale C.
Justin is very good at what he does. He is helpful, down to earth, hardworking & honest. -Victor S.
Justin recently represented me in the purchase of a houseboat. His respectful attention to detail was astonishing and unlike any other experience I've had in the past regarding real estate purchases. He is extremely knowledgeable about the complexities of houseboat ownership and thus was able to arrange two necessary inspections and one estimate of work needing to be done. Further, he steered me toward financing based on his contacts and I was able to secure a very good loan. He correctly judged the value of the houseboat and in his nice but professional way was able to get the owners to reduce the price. The result is that the owners (from whom I've purchased) and the listing agent all were extremely impressed with Justin's skills and manner.
The next step for me is to sell my "land" home. Of course I have asked Justin to be the listing agent. We are already deciding, with his knowledge and guidance, what work needs to be done. He has put in a good deal of time looking at comps and planning the timing and presentation of the sale of my home. Justin is also very patient with my endless questions.
I know that when my house goes on the market Justin will present it in his honest and straightforward way and that I'll have the best representation possible. I would happily recommend Justin Mellon's services without hesitation to any friends, colleagues or family members. -Toby D.