About Hanif Ratansi

Hanif Ratansi

Broker

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Born and raised in Queens, New York, Hanif Ratansi has always been a people person with a sense of humor and an appreciation for architecture and human endeavor. How did Hanif start selling homes? While working in it at Microsoft, he attended a Real Estate interview with a friend on a whim. The conversation sparked his interest and the feeling was mutual. He took the Realtor® exam in 2002 and went from tech to Real Estate overnight.

“From old victorian homes to growing up in the shadow of The Empire State and Chrysler buildings, I have always loved architecture and the feats humans go to in order to create amazing things,” says Hanif. “when I look at a home, I like to appreciate what’s been done and imagine what could be done too.”

The main focus of Hanif’s Real Estate career is relocation—for which he has personal experience. “when I moved to Seattle in 1992, it was hard to know what areas were good or bad. You actually had to live somewhere first to know,” he recalls. “as clients move here, I take it as my personal responsibility to make them feel at home like a local from day one.” He knows that being in a brand new city, with a new job and a new house can be overwhelming because he’s been there. “I’m an East Coast transplant and I understand what it’s like living there and here,” he explains. “when clients transition here, I have been in their shoes and make an honest effort to recommend neighborhoods, restaurants, bars, and experiences in and around the city that I know they’ll love.”

Hanif shares his passions for food, drink, and the arts—the things that fuel his soul. And he genuinely shares his signature enthusiasm with each of his clients. They love how he gets as excited as they do when looking for the perfect place. But he also realizes a huge part of his job is simply to listen. “You have 2 ears and 1 mouth for a reason,” he smiles. “the more I listen, the more I learn. It’s important to ask a lot of questions and learn everything I can to better understand the human aspect of this process.” Because really good Realtors don’t just sell homes, they also play the role of a financial adviser, psychologist, and friend. Although he has plenty, accolades are not important to Hanif.

What makes him different is how he sees the relationship as a team effort that he takes very personally. “I won’t recommend anything to a client that I wouldn’t recommend to my mother or my sister,” he explains. “I consider clients asking me to find them a house a very significant thing, like asking me to take care of a child or a favorite pet. It’s that important.”

Testimonials

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Todd O.

Todd O.

My wife and I first met Hanif Ratansi in July of 2018 when I was relocated to Seattle from Pittsburgh, and he was assigned to us as our relocation specialist by my employer. We clicked with him instantly, as he's personable, ou...
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Alex

Alex

Hanif is awesome. It took us 6 months to buy our house in a highly competitive market. We relied on Hanif the whole time for advice, positivity, stamina, and protection from our own bad ideas on how to write offers. He's knowle...
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Tim C.

Tim C.

I first met Hanif when we were in town on a house-hunting trip that happened to coincide with Seattle’s worst snow storm in 53 years. Nevertheless, Hanif gamely took me out to see several homes so that our trip wasn’t a complet...
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Thomas R.

Thomas R.

Hanif was excellent in supporting us find the right area and house for us, as we relocated to the Seattle area. He started with a tour of the different neighborhoods, and what each had to offer. He listened to what we were look...
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Lauren T.

Lauren T.

There is something so wonderful about working with Hanif, it’s almost magical. None of the previous agents I’ve worked with can hold a candle or even compare to Hanif’s level of professionalism. From the very start of our searc...
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Jonni M.

Jonni M.

Hanif was recommended to me to buy my very first home. I started this process with absolutely no knowledge of what to expect, what to look for, or how the process works. I was feeling fearful of starting this process on my own....
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Kendall S.

Kendall S.

Working with Hanif was an amazing experience. Hanif was thorough from the very start. He wanted to understand what I was looking for in a home and worked with me every step of the way to find it. Hanif was super available and r...
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Elizabeth B.

Elizabeth B.

Hanif is amazing. He is very knowledgeable, personable, and patient. He toured me around numerous neighborhoods and gave me insights and background until we found a couple of neighborhoods that best suit my needs. Then he made ...
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Ken S.

Ken S.

Hanif is the consummate Real Estate Professional. Over the course of 11 months, he helped us with a relocation area tour, a house-hunting trip, and the purchase of our new home. He listened to our needs, helped us adapt to the...
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Susan R.

Susan R.

Hanif Ratansi is a very thorough, friendly, attentive, and professional Realtor®. He was available to answer questions and concerns at virtually any time that we needed his assistance or opinion. He listened thoughtfully to our...
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Erin L.

Erin L.

Hanif Ratansi with Home Destination is an absolute gem. Professional, experienced, and well-versed in the Seattle housing market, we knew immediately we were getting a great agent. But Hanif's real talents come in assessing eac...
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Amir F.

Amir F.

I always want people in my corner who deal in what's possible. Happy to say that Hanif is now in my corner. An idea turned into a reality in finding a new home in Seattle. We could not have done it without Hanif. He's gentle, k...
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Tamara H.

Tamara H.

This is the second time Hanif has helped me buy a home and this time, I purchased an investment property. Hanif was so helpful in talking through various pros and cons of the property and providing perspective from investment p...
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Ivor & Allison L.

Ivor & Allison L.

Hanif made searching for a home easy with a smile. I moved to Washington State in 2019 for work and my time was limited and Hanif found the perfect home for my husband and me. Fast forward to 2021, we had to sell our beautiful ...
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Sandra H.

Sandra H.

Hanif has been very helpful in showing a variety of homes that met our conditions and were suited to us. He was also very helpful in evaluating the homes we saw based on what we were looking for. I cannot mention enough how e...
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Doug M.

Doug M.

It was a pleasure dealing with Hanif throughout the whole process of buying a home. He was attentive to our needs and requirements and had a can-do attitude throughout. Hanif was also very responsive and always available to t...
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Kelli C.

Kelli C.

Hanif is a fantastic Real Estate agent. He is very knowledgeable and helped us navigate the challenging home buying process. He was very proactive and responsive during the entire process, from house-hunting through closing. I ...
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Brandon G.

Brandon G.

As a new homeowner, I didn’t have a clue about the process of buying a property, I was introduced to Hanif by a friend and it was such a great experience, he’s knowledge and experience helped me feel comfortable and answered al...
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Ivor L.

Ivor L.

Hanif was excellent, he walked us through his strategy to sell our house and kept us updated on the next steps. He made the process of selling our house simple and addressed any concerns or questions we had.
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Jeremy S.

Jeremy S.

What can I say? Hanif is the man. Made first-time home buying a breeze. Highly recommend.
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I consider clients asking me to find them a house a very significant thing, like asking me to take care of a child or a favorite pet. It’s that important.

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