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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, outgoing, friendly, super responsive, and client-focused. We found a house with which we were thrilled and he helped enable a speedy, hassle-free close and we couldn't have been happier with the experience. He stayed in touch with us periodically for the three years after the sale and even brought us some amazing house-warming gifts. Three years later when we decided to sell our home and buy a new one farther north, we purposely sought him out to help with both transactions. Again, both went smoothly. What we love about Hanif is that at his core and first and foremost, he is a kind human being. He's genuine and caring. His personality is extroverted and for some peop…

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, outgoing, friendly, super responsive, and client-focused. We found a house with which we were thrilled and he helped enable a speedy, hassle-free close and we couldn't have been happier with the experience. He stayed in touch with us periodically for the three years after the sale and even brought us some amazing house-warming gifts. Three years later when we decided to sell our home and buy a new one farther north, we purposely sought him out to help with both transactions. Again, both went smoothly. What we love about Hanif is that at his core and first and foremost, he is a kind human being. He's genuine and caring. His personality is extroverted and for some people, it'd be an assumption that he's all show and no go, but that is not the case. He uses data, is smart, knowledgeable, added value to the process, put our best interests at the fore, and when issues did arise, as they do with Real Estate transactions, he calmly sought out reasonable solutions that worked for us, and also for the other party. This is someone you can trust to do what's right, and someone who gives Real Estate agents a good name. We could not recommend Hanif more. Please call him and don't waste time with any other agents. Seriously.

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 knowledgeable and experienced: he helped us understand appraisal contingencies and how to make offers that were competitive while still protecting ourselves from drastic surprises. He also knows houses and pointed out problems with sloping, flow, pests, construction defects that we hadn't noticed, or pointed out opportunities for home improvements that would increase a house's value or make it suit our needs better. He's well-connected: he knows many of the other agents, buyers, and sellers, plus gave great recommendations on inspectors, contractors, cleaners, loan officers, insurance agents, basically anything we needed. And in a market like this, where you have to spen…

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 knowledgeable and experienced: he helped us understand appraisal contingencies and how to make offers that were competitive while still protecting ourselves from drastic surprises. He also knows houses and pointed out problems with sloping, flow, pests, construction defects that we hadn't noticed, or pointed out opportunities for home improvements that would increase a house's value or make it suit our needs better. He's well-connected: he knows many of the other agents, buyers, and sellers, plus gave great recommendations on inspectors, contractors, cleaners, loan officers, insurance agents, basically anything we needed. And in a market like this, where you have to spend a significant amount of time every week visiting homes and talking about them, it's important that he's just plain likable, our whole family went home shopping, and we always found him to be a pleasure to hang out with. Our two young kids didn't always love looking at houses, but they always preferred looking at houses with Hanif than going to open houses on our own.

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 complete loss. Over the next several months, while we home shopped from a distance, Hanif would send us videos of homes that interested us and we would chat about whether or not to place an offer. We made several which we lost which we came to understand was just the way house hunting went in an overheated market. But Hanif was patient and supportive throughout the process and when we finally arrived at our temporary housing he was ready to go with us to several house visits in person. Once we made our successful offer, Hanif worked tirelessly behind the scenes to navigate some of the bumps and hurdles that inevitably arise during the contingency phase. Now settled in our…

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 complete loss. Over the next several months, while we home shopped from a distance, Hanif would send us videos of homes that interested us and we would chat about whether or not to place an offer. We made several which we lost which we came to understand was just the way house hunting went in an overheated market. But Hanif was patient and supportive throughout the process and when we finally arrived at our temporary housing he was ready to go with us to several house visits in person. Once we made our successful offer, Hanif worked tirelessly behind the scenes to navigate some of the bumps and hurdles that inevitably arise during the contingency phase. Now settled in our home, with most of the boxes unpacked, we are deeply grateful to him for his many kindnesses and unwavering support during this process.

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 looking for, both in the types of activities we enjoy and proximity to my work location. As we looked at homes, Hanif was quick to understand what features were most important to us and isolated homes that had the highest fit given those priorities. At all times, Hanif was positive, energetic and offered a friendly and supportive disposition. And, he has an attention to detail, identifying important features that may be overlooked when viewing homes, such as floors that don’t appear level. I highly recommend Hanif to anyone looking for a skilled professional Realtor® seeking to buy a property in the Seattle area.

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