Sue has helped us with several real estate transactions over the past few years. Her knowledge is complete, she is always ready to help, and she has the tools to do a great job. Sue also has in-depth knowledge of situations and conditions unique to Vashon, an invaluable asset for island property sales.
Best buying experience yet! Sue actively managed every aspect of our search and purchase in a professional, positive manner – no detail was too big or small or forgotten. Accommodating and extremely knowledgeable about real estate transactions, the Vashon market and community, Sue worked tirelessly to find and show a variety of homes, then formulate a successful offer that differentiated us in a competitive market. She’s realistic and candid about property virtues and incredibly responsive leading up to and in the weeks after our purchase. Sue went the extra mile in response to every question and need, sharing her contacts and connecting us with what we needed and wanted to start island life (from plumbers to the arts community and more). We’ve bought 4 houses and Sue provided the highest level of service we’ve experienced yet… We wouldn’t have this home if not for ‘Can-do’ Sue!
Recently, I had the opportunity to work with Sue Carette on a property search for a 1031 Exchange on Vashon Island. My career (retired) had spanned over 3 decades in the residential Real Estate industry, so finding a Realtor that I could trust was critical. Also, my transaction was VERY specific, time-sensitive and rather unconventional.
Sue Carette took the TIME to ask great questions and understand exactly what I needed. She worked tirelessly to identify properties that matched my specific requirements. Ms. Carette is one of those rare professionals that goes beyond the “nuts and bolts” of Real Estate to create new ideas and opportunities for her clients. I am honored that she took the time to work with me here on Vashon Island.
Sue knows the area – the details, and the people. After purchasing, she helped us find the right people to improve the property, and while we were in the process of purchasing she was always available and gave advice in response to our questions.
Sue Carette helped us find the perfect home on Vashon Island in a really tight and competitive market. After asking for our “wish list” for our future home, she was able to find listings that were perfect for us. Not once did she show us a house that did not suit our needs. After the deal for our first chosen house fell through, when there were few houses in our price range to be found, and I was chomping at the bit to “just buy anything;” she was able to calmly talk me off the ledge, and remind me to wait for the house that had all the items on our wish list, and not to jump into anything we’d regret. Soon after my meltdown she led us into our new home.
Not living on the island meant that we were unable to get the measurements or recall drapery in the home we ultimately purchased. So, she and her partner went in and took the measurements for every area in the home, and sent them to me, along with photos to match. My children were enchanted by the house after Colleen sprinkled glitter along a log and told them fairies must live there. This not only got them excited for our move, but kept them occupied as Sue showed us around.
Sue was both honest and straightforward in her dealings with us. She did not sweet talk us into anything; she told us what we needed to know, not what we may have wanted to hear. She worked very hard for us: She drove us all over the island multiple times. She climbed up roofs, and down into crawlspaces. She walked acres of property lines; she asked the inspector questions that we hadn’t thought to ask. She knows the island and the people and was able to expertly handle the required inspections and paperwork while keeping us abreast of updates, and changes. She gave us a timeline for closing and made sure all involved in our closing stuck to it.
I recommend Sue to anyone in the Vashon real estate market. She’s awesome.
When my home went on the market, I was fortunate to have Sue Carette as my agent. She was nothing short of amazing. Whether it was staging the house, marketing it, closing the deal, addressing inspection items, or helping with the move, she exceeded all expectations. The house sold in 4 days for more than the asking price. There were a few inspection items to address, all of which Sue handled in an expeditious and efficient manner. What was really impressive was that all of this activity occurred while I was out-of-town for work most of the time. I could not have been done without her. Sue has my unqualified recommendation. If you can get her, do it!
Sue found the house for us and worked out an offer. Once accepted, she was on top of every detail, which is exactly what we wanted-, someone to take the lead on timeliness, requirements, communication, and she looked out for out interests throughout the inspection/response process.
Five stars across the board – Sue knows Vashon Island inside and out. My wife and I had slightly different ideals for the perfect house, and she must have shown us 20 without complaint – she finally found us a place we’re both happy with. During negotiations she was professional and business-like, helping make a nerve wracking experience a little less stressful and successfully securing a contract all parties were happy with. She also has strong contacts with a few contractors on the island, which turned out to be very important in completing our purchase. Personable and fun to work with as well, Sue gets things done and knows her business!
I used Sue to both sell my house and purchase a new one. Of the three realtors I have worked with in my lifetime she is the best- professional, knowledgeable and hard working. I knew she was the one to sell my home when without hesitation she clambered down a steep stairway to explore our water system. She hired someone to create a wonderful video of our home which was shown at the local movie theatre. She negotiated the sale and the buying process even when both occurred during both of our vacations. She encouraged us to wait for the right home even if it meant having to rent for a while which fortunately did not occur. She even physically helped with the moving process ! I most highly recommend her
Sue worked with us for many months until we found the right home. We were able to look at most of the properties as soon as they listed and we’re often the first people to view them.
Vashon Island is a beautiful and unique place and the intricacies of conducting real estate transactions there are similarly unique and require someone with both the breadth of knowledge and depth of relationships that Sue posses. Sue helped me with what turned out to be a very complex and drawn out situation and she navigated it with professionalism, patience and respect for all parties involved. Sue’s personal integrity and professional knowledge combine to make one amazing real estate agent! I will definitely use her in the future and recommend her highly
Sue is an amazing realtor. She is knowledgeable and helpful not only with regard to real estate but also with acquainting my partner and I with the Vashon Island Community. I highly recommend her.