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

Great Communicator!

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

Professional and Gave Us Excellent Advise

Rob represented us in the sale of our house, I can't say enough positive things about our experience. Rob worked with integrity, was confidential, professional and gave us excellent advice. I've recommended him to numerous friends and family who have all thanked me for referring them to Rob. I'm happy to know I can call Rob with any future real estate transactions. - Leslie


In a word,OUTSTANDING, accessibility was great, all questions were answered accurately and in a timely manner. I even called him once at 8:00 pm! He kept me well informed throughout the entire ordeal. Rob is definitely my go to realtor if I have any future real estate dealings! A pleasure to work with!! - Robin

Quality, Detail Oriented, Experienced

My wife and I sold our rental property with Rob. The attention to detail was appreciated. The assistance throughout the selling process was professional and helpful with our busy schedules. Our property had some unique qualities which I feel were showcased well and set our property apart from others, allowing us a quick close and smooth transaction. This was not the first property we have sold, but really underscores the value of using a quality, detail oriented, experienced agent. Thank you Rob! - Charlie

Always Looking Out for Our Best Interest

Working with Rob was a welcomed experience. He was professional, knowledgeable in the market and greater industry trends. He always was looking out for our best interest. Can not recommend enough for Real Estate needs in Anacortes and surrounding area!! -Justin

Local Knowledge

Rob did an excellent job helping my wife and I find a home in Anacortes. He took the time to show us around the island and had local knowledge that helped us to find a home in a very competitive market. -Ryan

Went Above and Beyond

Rob is fantastic. Rob came highly recommended from a friend that recently purchased a house through him and we couldn’t have been happier with his services. In a highly competitive and low inventory environment, Rob walked us through the entire process from initial showing to the final walk through. His knowledge of the local area, the real estate climate, and overall professionalism made him the perfect agent for us. His recommendations for local contractors and businesses truly aided us in making this new house a home. He went above and beyond to help use get back to Anacortes. We can’t recommend Rob enough. -Kate

Personable and Professional

I loved working with Rob. He sold my house and helped us find a new one. He was open and honest about what I should list my house for. I felt it was a very fair price. He offered to help with showings and even get the dog if needed.
When it came to looking for a new place, he was always ready. He showed us what we wanted to see and then some. He was candid about if he thought the house was a good fit or not.
He is very personable and professional. I feel like we became friends over the process and I miss seeing him. -Elisha

Great Approach to Negotiating

Working with Rob was great. We were starting a family and looking for our first home together. I was continually impressed by his responsiveness and understanding of our needs. We found the perfect place. I also liked Rob’s approach to negotiating the purchase of our new home and the sales of our individual homes. It was a complex situation and Rob guided us through it well. I would definitely recommend Rob to my family and friends moving to the area. - Lee

Excellent Communicator

If it was possible to have a perfect real estate agent, Rob would be it. He is an excellent communicator with an outstanding work ethic. His skill in marketing resulted in a quick sale with an excellent price on our home listed through him. He also flawlessly navigated a couple of issues which popped up between the offers and closing. It is obvious he has extensive experience navigating through any unexpected twists or turns, and getting the deal done to benefit his clients. To top it off, he's as nice a person as you will ever meet. Thank you Rob for your work on our behalf. -Richard

Unflappable Professionalism

We’ve worked with Rob twice now - once when we purchased our home and again when we sold it years later. Each time he easily managed the ups and downs of the process and approached every step with unflappable professionalism. And he kept us in the loop with each development, which allowed us to relax knowing that he was on top of any issue that surfaced. If we were to ever buy a home in the area again we wouldn’t dream of calling anyone else. -Chanell

Highly Educated on Property Values

We were fortunate enough to be referred to Rob Skelton by our neighbors two years ago. His assets as our realtor were immediately apparent in that we were always aware of all new listings in our price range and preferred locations. Rob is highly educated on property values as well as potential pitfalls of a particular home or area. He stuck with us until l the perfect property came up last month (9/2020) and even though there were several offers, Rob's skilled bidding process won the home for us. It is worth noting that Rob will climb steep hills, go into dank basements and knows how to get the best inspectors available. Lastly, he returns calls promptly and has a great personality and sense of humor! -RL

He Was an Advocate for Our Family

Rob was recommended to me from one of my coworkers at the Anacortes Fire Department. I had worked with a number of realtors prior to meeting Rob and was not overly impressed. Rob, on the other hand, was just fantastic. I really can’t say enough good things about him as a realtor and as a person. Inside and outside of work he is driven to do the right thing. He is known around town for this quality. He is very easy to talk to and not at all a push over. And he gets deals done! We got our dream home because of him. We beat out cash offers because of his attention to detail. We paid 30k less than what our max figure was for our house. And he knew this figure. He could have done things differently, taken the easy route and made more money. Instead he was an advocate for our family. It’s a rough time to buy a house. He made it pretty easy and got the job done. I wouldn’t even consider another realtor. I’ve already recommended him to my sister. Thanks Rob, you have made such a positive impact in our lives. -Mike

Intelligent, Articulate, Excellent Negotiator

What an exceptional realtor! We were recently making a retirement transition from CA to WA. Although we had visited the island several times to make sure it was a place we wanted to retire, Rob helped us realize our vision. With his expert help, we even made an offer on a house without viewing it in person beforehand! Rob grew up on the island, and knows every inch of it. He gave us excellent referrals to local contractors who all came through for us for the minor changes we wanted to make. Rob is intelligent, articulate, sincere, and an excellent negotiator. He is responsive and prompt in communication. We are so happy with our property! We know we got the right house at the right price. We love sitting on our deck, viewing the beautiful islands and seas. Please don’t make the mistake of hiring any other realtor if you are considering buying on Fidalgo Island. -Ken

Knowledgable and Had Our Best Interest in Mind

Rob is the best realtor! We lived out-of-state and wanted to move closer to our family. We were not familiar with the area or the housing market in the Anacortes area. We wanted a realtor who was knowledgeable about the business and the community and who could execute the legal documents without error. We especially wanted to work with someone who was honest and who had our best interest in mind. Rob was recommend to us and we are so grateful that they did. If we ever sell our home and purchase another we will definitely work with Rob to do that. -Patricia

Knowledge on Real Estate is Unequalled

I've called on Rob for several real estate transactions and for advice on real estate matters. His knowledge on these subjects is unequalled, but what really sets him apart is his customer centric approach. He patiently and attentively takes in what his clients say they want, but then asks probing questions to make sure not only that he fully understands what they're saying, but also that he fully understands what is best for them. Often, his questions lead the client to developing a clearer picture of what is really important to THEM, sometimes completely differentfrom what they had thought they wanted. A well considered and intentional approach to the client's values and priorities set the groundwork for a successful relationship, confident/decisive action, and future business. I couldn't ask for a more valuable business or personal relationship. -Qben

Understands Build Quality, Negotiation Needs, and Market Trends

Rob was the seller's agent on my prior home. When issues came up, he was in my court, even after the sale was complete. I recently bought a home with Rob. There were a couple of homes that he steered me away from- stating that he didn't think that they would satisfy me long term. I had provided him with my dream list and he found a home that fulfilled all the items on that list. He understands build quality, negotiation needs, and market trends, so that I felt comfortable that he was truly looking out for what was best for me. This was a great partnership working with Rob. -Roy

Highly Recommend

We so appreciated Rob throughout the scope of our first house purchase. He asked very good objective questions that really helped us think through our purchase. There was never any pressure or heavy handedness in making us feel like the timer was ticking on our times with him or that we needed to hurry up and buy a house. In the end, my wife and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy a house! -Luke

Responsive Communication

Rob made listing and selling my home easy, so I could focus on work and preparing to move. He was a helpful adviser whenever needed, and is very knowledgeable about the local market and residential real estate processes in general. Rob is ethical and genuine, which made me feel confident I was working with the right broker. His positive demeanor and responsive communication were very much appreciated, and I highly recommend him! -LC

Dialed into the Key for a Successful Real Estate Transaction

We have had the good fortune and pleasure of working with Rob Skelton over the last four years in two real estate transactions. Over our marriage we have bought and sold ten houses. Rob has dialed into the key for a successful real estate transaction. And that key is spending time understanding his client's personality and needs. With that understanding, Rob is able to steer important factors into consideration. And Rob does that with humor and good grace. In fact, we can count Rob as one of our most authentic personal friends. In addition, Rob gives back to his community, again, with time, humor, and grace. -Daniel

Personable, Extremely Knowledgeable, Intelligent

Why did I choose Rob Skelton as my realtor? That's a simple question to answer. Rob is personable, extremely knowledgeable, intelligent and a local. He made the process of selling my house effortless. He got us top dollar, and a quick close. What more can you ask for? I would recommend Rob Skelton to anyone in need of a realtor. Thanks again!!!! -Brent

Honest, Knowledgeable, Ethical Realtor

Rob Skelton is an extremely nice guy who is also an extremely honest, knowledgeable, ethical realtor. He knows the market and he knows what his clients want in a house. He does not waste time trying to sell a client a home they don't really want. I would recommend him to any close friend or relative who was looking for home in the greater Anacortes area. -Eric

Most Competent Realtor

I really can't say enough good things about Rob Skelton. He did a wonderful job of marketing our home in Bellingham and it sold quickly. At the same time he listened intently to our desires for a home in Anacortes and was committed not just to finding us "a home" but the right home in Anacortes. As a navy couple, we have bought and sold many homes through the years but Rob is the most honest and
competent realtor we've ever encountered. I would recommend Rob to anyone interested in buying or selling a home. -Peggy

Responsive and Hard Working

I don't even know where to begin! Our experience buying a home with Rob was the absolute best. We had hurdles to jump, Covid to navigate, and technical (financial) negotiations that we needed help with, and Rob lead us slowly, carefully, thoughtfully and effectively through them all. As a family with young children, the location was SO important. Rob took us to every neighborhood in town, and explained each in great detail. He made sure we were 100% sure on Anacortes, which was comforting--he wasn't just trying to make a deal. He was making sure we understood what it meant to live in a small town, and was preparing us to be embraced by Anacortes as part of the family, which we have. I would recommend Rob as anyone's realtor. Even our children couldn't wait to see Mr. Rob again! He is responsive, hard working, and absolutely loves this town, which helps in a warm way, not a sales-pitchy way. I could go on and on--our experience was just so wonderful and we ended up with the house of our dreams, where we will stay for decades to come. -Renee

True Professional

After moving from TX and deciding on raising our family in Anacortes, good friends of ours referred us to Rob to help us find a house as they had trusted Rob in doing the same for them. From the start, we really felt that Rob had our best interest in mind and he spent our first couple of meetings sitting down and really taking the time to understand what type of property we were looking for as well as the parameters we were willing to work with. He generated a list of properties that spanned the full spectrum of what we may possibly be interested in and we set off to look at them. Rob paid great attention on each visit taking notes on what we liked and disliked for each one. This enabled Rob to refine his subsequent searches. Additionally, Rob set us up with automatic MLS notices whenever a property within our parameters was listed. This allowed both Rob and us to be constantly keeping an eye on available properties coming on the market. Rob would notify us whenever he found a potential property to go see. He also showed us properties that we thought would have potential despite not making his list based on what he felt wouldn’t be something we would pursue. You know what? Rob was correct each time! His knowledge of Anacortes coupled with what he learned about us from all prior showings made him on point with the types of properties he recommended...to include the house we ended up buying despite not being on our radar initially! Once we found the house we wanted, Rob proceeded to research all the property details as well as anticipating all the issues that may arise during the buying/closing process. This included facilitating the price negotiations, wording of the contracts, etc. The seller and seller’s agent in our case were extremely difficult to work with but Rob was able to keep the process moving forward in a positive manner for both us and the seller. Where several other potential buyers under contract backed out on this property, Rob’s persistence, knowledge of the process, and professional bearing made all the difference for us to be able to purchase this house. Through it all, Rob ensured that we were comfortable with every step of the process. In my 20+ years moving with the military, I have seen the full spectrum of realtors and Rob hands down is the best! He is really not in it to make a buck at the expense of his clients. He is a true professional and wants his clients to be completely happy and comfortable with their purchase whether it takes a few weeks or as in our case nearly seven months. We would absolutely refer both friends and family to Rob without any reservation. -Aaron

Incredibly Knowledgeable

Rob is a wonderful broker to work with. I've utilized his services twice now, once for selling my home and I'm currently in the process of closing a purchase with him next month. Both times have gone flawlessly. He's super responsive, incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of the business, and he's just super easy to work with. If you're looking to buy or sell a home anywhere in the Skagit region, contact Rob Skelton. - Nathan

Straightforward, Honest and Understanding

Rob was a pleasure to work with. Straightforward, honest and understanding. I hope for the opportunity to recommend him in the future. - David