Pleasant and Responsive
Rob Skelton did double duty as both seller’s and buyer’s agent when my husband and I bought a small house in Anacortes in December 2016. In large part, this was a matter of timing, as our purchase was essentially opportunistic: we had been vaguely thinking of buying a house, but had not got as far as contacting an agent to find something for us; then the perfect property came onto the market and we made an offer almost immediately. Rob Skelton was the listing agent, and he made a case for us to engage another broker to act on our behalf. However, the house appeared to be in excellent shape, my husband and I expected that our side of the transaction would be straightforward, and Rob presented himself as someone who would be open and communicative with us, representing our interests as well as those of the seller. This turned out to be the case. The purchase went smoothly, and Rob was pleasant and responsive to work with, keeping us informed at every stage of the process and liaising in diplomatic fashion between us and the seller. This house purchase may well be a once-in-a-lifetime transaction for me—but if I was to go through the process again I would certainly consider doing it with Rob Skelton’s assistance. - Arlene
Rob was fantastic to work with! He is a very savvy negotiator and has his finger on the pulse of the market. Our house sold quickly and for the full asking price! Rob was always extremely responsive to our questions and was quick to get answers if he didn't have them right at hand. He also came up with suggestions that never would have occured to us. I really appreciate how his approach is "data-driven," but takes the intangible qualities of the market, location, light, and "feel" into account. I'm sure he would be equally helpful and enjoyable to work with as a buyer's agent. I really appreciate his uncompromising integrity and willingness to give honest feedback, even if it might not be what I want to hear! - Ben
Thoughtful and Thorough
We met Rob by making a cold call to the Windemere office and Rob was "on-the-floor". We felt that if we didn't make a connection, we would try again and call another agent. My wife and I laugh about how fortunate we were to have found Rob on that first call. Rob is probably the best Real Estate Professional I have ever worked with. We told him what we wanted, we went to his office and reviewed the homes he suggested on their big screen and he only showed us homes that fit our parameters. When we looked at homes, he knew who built them, good and bad things about particular areas and if it were priced right. When we found the house we wanted, he expertly prepared our offer and explained how he would "sell" the lower offer to the seller. The seller accepted our offer. He really worked for us. He then recommended an expert home inspector who he said would help educate us about the home. Not having lived in the area, he was very helpful and we learned a lot from him. The deal was finished and closed in 10 days. Rob also helped us find a home decorator and we are still working with her in getting our new home just the way we like.
We have returned to San Diego to sell our current home. I wish Rob could handle our home sale in San Diego. I firmly believe you cannot go wrong with Rob as your agent.
Thank you Rob! - Joe
Rob listed and sold our property in Mount Vernon as well as helped us buy another property in Anacortes. His professionalism, market knowledge, and communication skills were top notch. He was always flexible and really took the time to work with us to make sure we found the right home. I would highly recommend Rob to anyone and look forward to working with him again in the future! - Sadie
Asked Questions, Listened and Advised
I am so thankful we used Rob Skelton to sell our home. From start to finish, he was involved in every step of the process. He always worked for our best interest including taking beautiful professional pictures for our listing to master negotiating for our asking price. He never pushed us through the process. He focused on what was best for our family and made us feel empowered by our decisions. I definitely feel Rob was integral part of selling our home for the asking price and for doing it so quickly. I would absolutely recommend him for buying/selling a home. We will definitely be using him for our next home purchase! - Shane
Focused On Our Best Interests
We had the luck to re-connect with Rob as he was working with mutual friends on selling and buying homes. Similar to Rob; I have moved, with my family, back to the area. I have been through many real estate transactions, owning several rental properties & homes, including an apartment complex; by far, Rob has been one of the best agents we have worked with. His experience & knowledge proved to be invaluable; never taking our best interests lightly through the entire process. We knew from our very first meeting (interview) with Rob that he was going to be a great fit for us because of the questions he posed to us, along the dialogue that ensued all the way to the end. I ensure you will have a tougher time finding a better agent around to work with on your real estate needs!! - Ryan