Reviews

Sold on Queen Anne

Shane and Steve sold my charming Queen Anne bungalow for a huge return and were incredibly helpful every step of the way - plus everything happened without me even being in the state! From strategic decisions (what to repair, hiring a stager), to contractor recommendations, to taking care of every small detail to make the house truly shine, to being there for every question large or small, and all the while it felt like a best friend who totally has your back — I highly recommend this team.

Bought in Manchester

Shane and Steve are a great team. They are thoughtful and responsive. They are very knowledgeable and insightful. Both Shane and Steve are good people who are fun to be with. They have assisted us with each step in the home - buying process. We highly recommend this team!
Carla & Marc

Sold in Capitol Hill & Bought in Georgetown

I've worked with Shane and Steve to buy and sell multiple properties. The reason why I'm a repeat client is because of how responsive, helpful, methodical, and thorough they are. They walked me through every step of the daunting buying and selling processes, keeping me aware of which documents and forms were due at all times so that there was never a risk of a late closing. They also diligently reviewed all disclosures and forms provided by the other party and caught several issues that I would have missed. They made the process simple and even... enjoyable!
Kurt

Bought and Sold Downtown & Wallingford

We have used Shane Ristine and Steve Foss in several home sales over the years. We had other agents in the past but we would never change after using these guys. They have knowledge/experience in the market and are realistic. They are extremely professional and patients with their clients. They have made stressfull events much easier with their expertise.
Buddy

Bought in Kirkland

I cannot give enough praise to this team during our house purchase (and customer support after purchase as well)! Working with Shane and Steve was the a main highlight in our home purchase process. They were absolutely fantastic, responsive, understanding, knowledgeable, flexible, engaged, and especially calm and reassuring during the Covid19 outbreak (our purchasing process lasted from mid February 2020 - mid April 2020, so right at the US peak). My husband and I would highly recommend working with this dynamic duo for your home purchase needs. We personally are looking forward to working with them again in any capacity in the future!
Ashley & Nigel

Bought in Phinney Ridge

I've worked with Shane and Steve numerous times over the course of a decade plus. Without a doubt, they are one of the finest realtor teams out there and I refer them without reservation. They have deep local knowledge and use it to help determine what would make their clients happy and then work towards that goal. Whether sourcing houses and getting in to see them promptly or helping stage and list your house effectively, they are experienced and hold a solid track record. They are also experienced in remodels and construction and can help you identify issues prior to putting a bid in, which is really helpful. Additionally, they're funny and bring perspective and a traveling oasis of sanity, which given the Seattle market, is key.
Julie

Sold in Capitol Hill & Bought in Edmonds

I have worked with Shane and Steve on four transactions (buying and selling) and they are just a pleasure to deal with. On the selling side, their analysis of the market was objective and realistic. They efficiently managed the tasks before, during and after the transaction. On the buying side, they were patient and never rushed a decision even though it made more sense for them to do so. On both sides of the deal, Steve and Shane are knowledgeable, practical, and incredibly responsive. Whether it’s during the week or weekend, day or night, while they’re in town or on vacation, they would respond quickly. This, combined with their attention to detail, provides peace of mind. You don’t have to worry about whether something is getting done because Steve and Shane are on top of it. And finally, I’ve worked with agents who vanished the minute the deal was recorded and the check cleared. Steve and Shane followed up after every transaction and even took care of tasks weeks after the sale.
Bernhard

Sold on Queen Anne

We have worked with Shane and Steve through several moves. On the selling side, they have provided quality assessments about pricing and other factors, and they have always been positive and reassuring during a process that can be emotional and stressful. On the buying side, they have been professional in providing their perspectives about properties while always being patient in searches that can take a long period of time. We've appreciated having them as allies whenever navigating a challenging real estate market.
Jay & Akiko

Bought in Phinney Ridge

Shane and Steve are the best realtors in town. Super professional. So far they have helped us sell two properties and buy two houses. They know how to get your home into selling shape. On the buying side they are very patient as you figure out what you like and where you want to live. They provide you with a lot of options and help walk you through everything. These two are very trustful and have a ton of experience in realistate in the greater Seattle area.
Daniel & Melissa

Sold in Port Orchard

Professional, knowledgeable, and above all caring . Could not have asked for better support and service in selling my mother in-law's home. Answered all our questions and gave us great advice. We look forward to working with them again!
Shannon & Chuck

Sold in SeaTac

Steve & Shane went above and beyond helping my sister and I with the difficult task of selling our family home after my mother's death. Emotions run high when dealing with such a task; Steve and Shane put us at ease and walked us through the process seamlessly. By providing data and a sound strategy to fairly price the home it sold quicker than expected. They both provide exceptional service and are generous with their time. Thank you Steve & Shane!
James

Bought in Central District

My partner and I purchased a house with Shane and Steve this last year. Being able to navigate the crazy competitive Seattle housing market, amongst government lockdowns was a huge undertaking. Like many prospective buyers, we had heartbreaks along the way and got outbid on a few houses (who offers $100k over asking price?!). Thankfully, I knew we could always depend on our Shane and Steve to not only fight for our best interests, but also give us much needed moral support in an incredibly competitive market. These guys started by identifying what would truly make us happy with a house and then went and fought for our goal. We didn’t feel rushed and in the end we got a place that we absolutely LOVE. I have already recommended these two to our own friends/family and would happily recommend them to anyone looking at this review.
Skyler

Bought in Central District

Shane and Steve were incredible with helping me find and purchase my first home. They made themselves readily available for tours, and were true founts of knowledge for every question I could think to ask. Most special to me was that I felt comfortable taking their advice on home purchase strategies, eg: I like this house but it's a little out of my budget, or I could be happy here but the commute to work could be a challenge. It quickly became apparent that they were not interested in encouraging me make a regretful purchase just so they could make a buck. I just really appreciate them and the effort they put into me as a client. I can't recommend them enough.
Jason

Bought & Sold on Capitol Hill

I recently listed/sold my condo with Steve Foss and Shane Ristine and at the same time bought a new one. Real estate transactions are never fun, at least for me, but both of the sale and purchase were nearly seamless. Steve was super responsive to my many questions and offered his professional insights at every turn. Both Shane and Steve know the Seattle market well and are the ultimate professionals. Highly recommended.
Jamie

Bought in West Seattle

Steve and Shane are the best in the biz! I've worked with them on numerous purchases and sales, and trust them completely. They always have their clients best interests in mind and will go the extra mile to make the home buying and selling process as painless as possible for you. They have a great understanding of the market and a great reputation which is very important when it comes to negotiating offers with other realtors. I recommend them often and would not hesitate to have them help you and represent you in your real estate endeavors!
Kanchan

Sold on Capitol Hill

Shane Ristine and Steve Foss sold my beloved home of 38 years. It was at times an emotionally charged transaction. Never were they anything but professional, supportive and extremely helpful. Being an older home on North Capitol we were suspicious of my exterior plumbing. Shane had the pipes inspected to circumvent any issues with perspective buyers and the inspection process. He offered his professional opinion in regard to any number of tweaks executed before putting the house on the market, often completing the task himself. Both Shane and Steve were readily available when I emailed, texted or called. If there wasn't an immediate response, it was shortly thereafter. Never was I left wondering or frustrated. It was quite the process, selling my home, but I appreciate I had the expertise of Shane and Steve to work with.

Bought in Central District

Shane & Steve recently helped me buy my first home. I worked mainly with Shane who took the time to get to know my wants, needs and lifestyle and narrow down what I was looking for in a future home. I did not grow up in the area and Shane's knowledge of the neighborhoods, traffic and future development plans made me feel educated enough to make a confident decision about my location. His experience in the field is obvious, with every showing I learned new things to look for when viewing a potential house. Shane also pointed out any areas of concern as well as features that could be improved upon or options to customize the space to better fit my specifications. The inspection process was made much less stressful by Shane's contacts in the industry and his willingness to be there each step of the way. He was always quick to respond to any form of communication and quick to notice new listings. I cannot recommend Shane enough.
Alex

Bought in Madison Valley

Shane helped us buy our first home. As first time homebuyers, we were very nervous going into the process and we were looking in a city that we had just moved to. Shane is extremely knowledgable about the area and has a lot of great contacts in the industry including inspectors and mortgage lenders which came in very handy during closing. He was also very responsive to our emails and texts during the offer process. Shane was great at understanding our preferences and finding us a home that we loved and stayed calm and professional throughout the negotiating process. He was also kind enough to check in during the first few weeks of owning our home and offered to help with contacts and references in case anything came up with the home. Our experience buying a home was stress free and this was in no small part due to Shane's expertise. We would highly recommend Shane for anyone looking to buy a home.
Harini

Sold in Eastlake

Shane & Steve were out listing agents for our property in Seattle. We had moved to NC and so had to handle of the details of getting our place ready for the market remotely. But when I say handle all the details I mean Shane and Steve coordinated every little thing. It was a relief to us to have someone local we could trust. The know the Seattle market incredibly well and found us a buyer within a week. We couldn't have picked better agent. They were great to work with and I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of an agent.
Michael

Bought in Kirkland

Shane helped us with our home search for 9 months in a competitive market. He was incredibly patient and understanding throughout a very long negotiation process. He was always available to answer our questions and provide his expert guidance. I highly recommend Shane to assist you with your purchase or sale of a home.

Bought in Phinney Ridge

Shane was an excellent resource and partner to us as we navigated the very fast paced and complex Seattle home buying market. We recently relocated from Austin, TX with two very small children and needed to find a great home very quickly. Shane started working with us before our relocation was complete and would preview every new house that came on the market and would even take video or face time with us so we could "be there" with him to see homes he thought had potential for both our needs and our budget.
When it came to bid on a home, Shane offered us great guidance on bidding and tactics to increase our chances. Shane is also very well connected in the community in terms of loan officers and inspectors, etc which can be critical in a market that moves so quickly.
Sara

Sold on Capitol Hill

It was a great experience having Shane and Steve list and sell my home. They were professional, very knowledgeable and extremely honest. They explained the process from start to finish and provided an itinerary of the coming events. Shane and Steve always made me feel like I was a top priority and kept me abreast of the daily progress. Best of all, they were able to sell my home for top dollar and in short order. The entire transaction was worry free and I would highly recommend them to everyone. Thank you for a successful and seamless transaction, a job well done!
Jeff

Bought in View Ridge

We have had many real estate agents but Shane was remarkable in all aspects, his knowledge of the seattle market was encyclopedic, his judgement of house values and advice to us on properties was exceptional and his psychologic support during the arduous house hunting in a sizzling market, during tough negotiations and even after the sale to facilitate a smooth move was totally amazing and something we had never experienced from an agent. His knowledge of local services, craftsmen and logistics made a difficult move possible. Anyone who has Shane as a realtor will be most fortunate due to his knowledge of all aspects of real estate, and his amazing people skills!
Steve & Sybil

Bought in West Seattle

Shane was a great asset for me when looking for the right home. He not only held his word, but was prompt, forward thinking and held the process together without anything being overlooked. Definitely sign Shane up for your Realtor needs and he also has great contacts for Financing/Banking, contractors and landscaping. Great Realtor!
Larry

Bought & Sold on Queen Anne

Shane patiently and expertly helped us for two years in the presale (remodel) and sale of our old home and purchase of our beloved new home. His advice is thoughtful every step of the way, and he always remains level-headed under pressure. He went beyond the call of duty again and again, even giving advice on all aspects of our remodel, calling multiple service providers and taking bids for us, managing and even doing hands-on, exacting work on both our homes, and helping us purchase a house that meets all of our needs. Shane possesses a wealth of information, has a lot of integrity and has a trust-worthy list of referrals. His years of experience and professionalism shine. It is a pleasure to work with him.
Rebecca

Sold in Maple Leaf & Bought in Edmonds

His knowledge of the market assisted us on both ends, the buying and selling. He was professional yet personal, and made a complicated process as painless as possible. His recommendations and attention and knowledge of the market maximized what we could sell for. And his advice during the buying, especially concerning inspections, helped us save money and time during the purchasing of our new home. Both Shane, and his partner Steve, did everything we hope for.
Terry & Caleb

Bought in Madison Park

Shane and Steve were invaluable in assisting us with the purchase of our Madison Park home. Their local expertise was extremely important when it came to some of the nuances of purchasing in Seattle. Additionally, they have helped us on numerous occasions locate reliable / trustworthy contractors (plumber, locksmith, etc.). Will definitely utilize their services again; although we love the neighborhood so much hopefully it won't be for a while.
Melodie & Ken

Sold in Mathews Beach

Shane was instrumental in helping us sell our house for the asking price in a very soft 2011 market. He is the consummate real estate professional: advising us on pricing the property, helping us present the house for optimal effect, and navigating us through the actual sales process. I would highlight his responsiveness as one of the best aspects of working with Shane: whenever I left a voicemail or sent an e-mail, he would respond within a couple of hours.
John & Ray

Sold & Bought in Ballard

Shane has helped me with three purchases and a sale over the years and has always demonstrated an extraordinary willingness to go the extra mile. He's done a great job staying on top of the market, arranging showings on short notice, climbing under houses in coveralls with a home inspector when I was unable to make an inspection appointment, and numerous other favors.
Bill

Bought in Maple Leaf

Shane is great! As first time home buyers we were made comfortable throughout the process because of Shane's level of understanding and professionalism. He came to us on a recommendation and in turn we recommended him to family and friends. He negotiated for our best interests at close, and helped us win amongst multiple offers.