James Owen Woodinville Washington Real Estate Broker
James Owen
16812 140th Ave NE
Woodinville, WASHINGTON 98072
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James, a 25 year resident of King County prides himself on his concierge approach to helping buyers and sellers and is dedicated to helping others achieve their dreams. His slogan ‘I Promise to Do More’ and approach has resulted in 100% client satisfaction and continually exceeding his client’s expectations.

 

James prides himself on his attention to detail, critical and creative thinking and perseverance.  No one is more knowledgeable of both local market trends and the larger economic picture. He has appeared on FOX, CNN and CBS a number of times to discuss local Real Estate. James is a skillful strategist and accomplished negotiator always desiring the best possible outcome for his clients. 

 

As a SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) James feels it’s an honor to help senior citizens with their Real Estate needs and provides ‘hands-on’ expertise through each phase of the home buying and selling process.

  

James is known for his positive attitude. You’ll almost always find him with a smile on his face and contagious enthusiasm. He values honesty and likes to set the bar high and then do everything in his power to sail over that bar. Past clients have referred to him as dedicated, responsible, motivated, and caring.

 

Outside of real estate, James is extremely passionate about his wife Marlisa and daughters Audrey and Natalie and would do anything for them. He enjoys fly-fishing and tennis and does both frequently. He’s also won 5 Emmy awards for producing and directing television programs and once made 57 free throws in a row!

Current Listings Past Sales Testimonials
"I cannot thank James enough. First in helping me prepare my home for sale. James knocked it out of the ballpark. There is no one else I’d want negotiating on my behalf. He got me everything I wanted and more, not only on price but also on great terms including rent back. Moving is stressful enough but James took care of everything. Secondly, when it was time to buy, James negotiated a fantastic deal for me that allowed me to get into a new neighborhood for less than those around me were paying. I will be forever grateful. These are too big of decisions to trust to just anyone. James is the best and I recommend you give James a call, you’ll be glad you did."
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"I'm having trouble putting into words just how deeply appreciative I am of James Owen. James and his team of experts became MY team during a difficult time. I called James just after I lost my mother. She meant the world to me, and her spirit remains very much alive in her beloved home. Without ever asking me to do more than I was ready to do, James set an aggressive list date to beat what would be big seasonal competition. His tagline is "I Do More" and I must tell you - that's an understatement! He assembled fixers for the outside, the inside, the pressure washers, the stager, the photographer. When no one was looking, he bought flowers and filled planters, glued down loose trim on cabinets and blew cobwebs out of the garage. I just did anything he prescribed, and a 1981 rambler - with few updates - looked stunning on list day. We had multiple offers in just a few days and sold $250,000 above list price. The money was great, but James did more! The terms of the winning offer were irresistible: Huge (and non-refundable) earnest money, perfect closing conditions and more. I was never stressed, never worried, because James guided me through every move. He respected my state of mind and honored my mother every. single. day. I've bought and sold several houses over the years and have never worked with a realtor like James. And now I will never work with anyone else."
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"James Owen is the best realtor I have EVER worked with, and I have worked with some other very good ones. I expect my agent to know the ins and outs of buying/selling homes and to keep his clients informed regarding the process and options, which James, of course, does. But I have never known an agent with James's ability to see around corners—keeping us one step ahead and getting us the best deal we could have hoped for. I highly recommend James Owen."
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"James is the most professional, detail oriented, hardest working agent we’ve ever worked with. He went the extra mile to make sure we were taken care of throughout the whole process. An absolute pleasure to work with."
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"James' knowledge of the real estate industry in the area is second to none. This combined with his negotiating skills made the entire process of selling a home a total pleasure and resulted in an unbelievable, fantastic result. James is the complete package. I encourage anyone to put your trust in his knowledge and expertise. I have experienced many real estate agents but it's without hesitation that I can say James exceeded every expectation we had, and I'd recommend him to anyone buying or selling their property. I know, I'll never use anyone else ever again."
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"James is *the* agent you want to have in your corner. We were getting outbid and outmaneuvered on house after house—until we hired James. James is an attentive agent and master negotiator who helped us buy a beautiful home on our terms. Instead of catering to the seller’s every whim, James set the tone and expertly drove the negotiation, never asking us to settle or step outside our comfort zone. It was wholly because of James that the seller accepted our offer—even though ours was the third highest bid on the table. There were countless moments when we felt grateful that we had a pro like James representing us at the table. Thanks to James, we managed to buy a house we love at a price that we love."
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"My wife and I were thrilled with James’ performance. James really listened and delivered a curated list of homes that he reviewed individually to find the one that best suited us. Not only did he know how to navigate the market, but he understood the importance of relationship building between the different parties involved which really separates him from other agents. He was always available to answer questions or help in any way. With his help, my wife and I were able to buy our first home and start the next chapter in our families lives. We will forever be grateful for all James did and will be clients for life."
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"James is an Excellent Agent who I will continue to use for future transactions as well as recommend to others. He is prompt and responsive and made the home selling experience painlessly easy. He was always available to answer any of our questions. Highly recommend"
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"James responded immediately to help us find our new place and we needed a fast closing. He did everything so well and we couldn't have been more satisfied. The closing was seamless, we moved in 22 days, and we will definitely refer him to all of our friends. We are very happy with our results! It was absolutely seamless. Thank you James!"
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"We had the pleasure to be introduced to James as we prepared to move out of state. His experience showed from the day we met when he gave us a brief on the market landscape and timelines to be aware of, he provided us all the information we needed to make informed decisions all along the way. For the listing he brought only the best service providers for photography, video and more making sure that he showcased our beloved house and property. After an open house and follow through with interested parties he helped coordinate the review of the multiple offers, helping us understand the terms for each one and taking care of it all once we entered contract. Finally, he is a great person all around and was extra careful given COVID protocols."
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"We had a fantastic experience with James. He really goes the extra mile when it comes to getting you exactly what you want. My wife and I are expecting our first baby very soon so we were in a rush to find a house with more space. James was always available to answer our questions (even early in the morning while he was out of town!) and was able to meet us at houses all around the greater Seattle area at a moment’s notice. He had great advice on what to look for when touring a house and incredible strategy for making sure our offer was as strong as it could possibly be. Thanks to James we were able to buy an amazing house that is absolutely perfect for our growing family. James really cares about his clients and wants them to be happy with their new home. We definitely are! Thanks James!"
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"My husband and I knew buying a house in Washington from California during COVID-19 would be difficult, but we didn’t know how amazing and instrumental James Owen would be. As first-time home buyers, James provided us with every piece of information we would ever need to understand the home buying process inside and out, how to do things the right way, and how to be competitive. We provided James with a lengthy list of requests for our dream home, and the search began. Every time we saw a home we were interested in, James didn’t skip a beat finding out every bit of information he could about the property and interest level from other potential buyers. When we finally found our dream home, a home that checked every box on our list, James jumped into action and quickly got an offer together for us. We knew it would be a long shot but having James on our side was the magic ticket. Just a few days later, James called us with the exciting news that the house was ours, but his dedication didn’t stop there. James continued to guide us every step of the way. From start to finish, James went above and beyond and is the main reason we are homeowners today. THANK YOU, JAMES!"
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"When my wife and I decided to move to Washington from out of state a friend of ours recommended James Owen. Being first time home buyers James took the time to explain the home buying process from beginning to end. He never made us feel pressured or asked us to step out of our comfort zone. When we had general questions about the process or specific listing inquiries James was always available and responded quickly to our phone calls, texts, and emails. As James got to know us more and what we were looking for he put together a great strategy for us to be competitive. With being out of state and not able to tour homes ourselves, James toured homes on our behalf while doing video calls with us. He really went the extra mile in all aspects. Without James’s expertise I do not think I would be typing this review from my new living room! I truly believe James made the difference in finding and buying our home. Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. Give James a call, you will be glad you did!"
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"James did a fantastic job of expeditiously managing the process for preparing our house for sale in order to get more than full value. His attention to detail and salesmanship was outstanding. He delivered in all aspects!"
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"I cannot say enough good things about James Owen. He is very knowledgeable about the market and guided us successfully through a challenging sale amid the COVID crisis. His marketing is outstanding. Thank you James!"
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"James’ professionalism is matched by his knowledge of the real estate market and creating a strategic approach towards the sale of my home and the purchase of my new home. James is able to drive simultaneous objectives during the process and clearly explain complex details in simple terms. While a very skilled real estate expert, you will also enjoy working with James due to his positive, can-do attitude."
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"James did a fantastic job evaluating the market and helping us to land a perfect home. He then was very helpful negotiating on our behalf and helping us land the property despite competing offers. His contacts in the mortgage business helped us and everything went completely smooth. Finally, he has many contacts to help us with some upcoming home remodeling projects. James says “I promise to do more!” He does and he over delivered on his promise."
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"James was our second agent after our first failed to sell my elderly father's house after 6 months. James spruced up the house and images and strategized with me on our approach to pricing. We listed three weeks after he came on board, and we had multiple offers within two days of listing. James responded quickly to every concern or thought I had along the way. He was honest about all aspects of the process and took great care to minimize all risks. And he was a master negotiator to boot. My father has moved out of the area, but if we ever have a reason to buy or sell real estate in Washington, I will always use him. I very strongly recommend him!!!"
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"James is very knowledgeable about the market and helped us sell our house in a timely manner. We went with a discount agency prior to signing up with James, a full-service agent and we are happy we did. Definitely a 5 star for responsiveness, we were never in the dark about what was going on or what next steps were. He went above and beyond our expectations as to what we thought an agent should do. Thank you for your help, constant effort, going above and beyond and your focus on every detail (down to the squeaky doors)."
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"James Owen is a ROCKSTAR! He is a knowledgeable realtor who had a competent marketing plan that helped us sell our house for well above asking price in one day. James faithfully represented our best interests and did what was needed to help the deal close. My phone calls, texts, and emails were always replied to in a timely manner. He was available at all hours, day or night! I highly recommend James Owen to any seller or buyer needing a first class real estate professional."
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"James truly went above and beyond. He is very knowledgeable on the market conditions and knows how to best price and market the house to generate the most activity. We sold our house on the first day for well above our asking price. I highly recommend James and would use him again in a heartbeat."
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"James is a dedicated, responsible, motivated, caring realtor. You can count on James to sell your home, stress-free. He answers questions quickly by email, phone and text messaging. I trusted James from the get-go. With integrity and commitment, he made me feel at ease and sold my home very quickly."
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"James did an absolute awesome job selling our property. From the first phone call, he made good on all his commitments. I have sold multiple properties and have never had one go as smoothly as this did and I attributed that to James. Without hesitation, I recommend James Owen as a preferred realtor."
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"James Owen is a great real estate agent who will go the extra mile for you. He helped us sell our condominium at the best possible price. He is very detail oriented and knowledgeable and will make sure everything is done and done correctly and smoothly. We are very fortunate to have found an agent like him."
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"James was patient and informative while we were searching for our house, but once we found one, he moved fast and efficiently. With his excellent negotiation skills, he was able to put an end to a possible bidding war, and we were able to get the house without paying over the asking price in this market!"
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"My husband and I felt confident entrusting James with the sale of our house from the first time we met him. He came across as very knowledgeable and confident, while also being extremely friendly and easy to talk to. When we first met with him, we weren't yet sure if we wanted to sell our house, but he never put any pressure on us and was always willing to meet with us and answer all our questions. When we finally decided to sell, James was on top of everything and also made sure that we were prepared. We had to do very little aside from making sure our house was clean. James took care of the rest. Selling a house can be a stressful time, but James made it very easy for us. Right from the beginning, James promised that he would do everything he could to get us the best possible deal. He definitely came through! Our house sold very quickly for well above the asking price and with the buyer agreeing to our conditions. We couldn't be happier! We would definitely recommend James, whether you are looking to sell your house or buy a home. You won't be disappointed!"
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"We had a great experience working with James. I couldn’t believe how responsive he was to all our requests and questions, and he knew far more than we ever hoped to about the process of buying a home. Thank you James."
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"James is a subject matter expert that enjoys his chosen profession. He is constantly engaged in studying the real estate market in the Puget Sound. As a seller I cannot provide a higher endorsement. During the interview process of choosing an agent to handle the sale of our greatest valued possession James stood out. His knowledge of the surrounding area market, all values or real estate, not just the window which our property sits in was just one of the points on which we based our decision. His honest and straight forward approach to the presentation of the property provided the guidance to not just sell the home but bring the best return on our investment. This was not just at the onset of the relationship but continued through the entire project from interview until after closing. If we return to the area, I will contact James Owen before entertaining any other real estate office."
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"We had a great experience working with James. Very prompt and thorough. Went above and beyond what was needed. Thank you again for making my home buying experience wonderful."
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"James helped with the sale of our house. He was so good at negotiating which drove the price above what we expected. We are very satisfied and highly recommend James for those looking for a true professional."
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"My parents had worked with James to successfully sell their home so I already knew who to turn to when it came time to buy my own home. As a nervous first-time buyer James patiently and thoroughly answered every single question and addressed every worry I had about the buying process. I felt well taken care of and like he was in my corner the entire time. He made me feel even more confident that I was making the right purchase for me. While I don’t plan to sell in the near future, I wouldn’t hesitate to work with James again and would recommend him to anyone seeking a highly knowledgeable and supportive realtor. He truly has the best interests of his clients at heart."
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"James helped me sell my townhouse. He was thorough from beginning to end advising me on everything from strategy to staging. He's an excellent communicator and not afraid to tell you what his professional opinion may be while listening to your concerns."
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"We chose James to be our listing agent for the sale of a residential home in Seattle. James demonstrated that he is a consummate professional whose energy, communication skills, and attention to the details of the very complicated process of real estate negotiations was crucial to our positive outcome. James' real estate experience gives him the ability to plan and execute a marketing strategy to achieve success and he was vigilant in watching out for our best interests. I would recommend him highly!"
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"James Owen did an Awesome job guiding us through selling our home. I would highly recommend James Owen's expertise for anyone’s real-estate needs. He has been with us every step of the way."
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"We came across James by chance and it was our good luck that we did. James is a professional in every way. He helped us understand the process and gave us the pros and cons of every decision we needed to make. In addition, James has a thorough understanding of the market and of how to effectively negotiate (on our behalf and very much in our favor) in that market. We highly recommend James without any hesitation and encourage anyone to contact him for their real estate needs."
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"James is very personable and helpful. He has good market knowledge and advice in pricing. James was able to sell my condo during the first open house for above the asking price. I got a very good deal and James made the whole process easy. I highly recommend him."
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"James is an incredible real estate agent. His knowledge of this ever changing and competitive market is unmatched. He guided us through a very quick sale - and now our family is celebrating the holidays in our new home. We couldn't have been happier with his guidance and expertise. If you are looking for your dream house- look no further! James will have you in your dream HOME in no time!!"
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"Great experience. Would absolutely recommend James to anybody looking to buy or sell a home. He is always available and well prepared. He helped us negotiate specific items on our offer and kept us on schedule every step of the way. Great working with him and would absolutely do it again."
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"James helped us navigate a stressful and fast purchase of our home. He worked very hard for us. It was great being able to rely on him and his word as we went through the house buying process."
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"James is absolutely delightful to work with. In less than a couple weeks, he found us a perfect home within our budget in our dream neighborhood which we excluded from our search as we didn't even think was feasible. He really took the time to listen and understand our needs and had constant communication day or night. I can truly say I've never been more pleased with a real estate agent. James really goes above and beyond. He’s incredibly friendly and has a warm personality, yet he is completely adept at tough negotiations and putting his foot down with the other parties. We will be sure to continue working with him for any future sales/purchases. We can't thank him enough."
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"James went the extra mile for me! The Seattle market moves so fast it's hard to think about selling a home so quickly. Yet, James made it easy for me by making sure all my bases were covered. I highly recommend him!"
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"James is the best agent we could have asked for. My husband and I were looking for houses with no rush to find "the perfect one". James never pressured us in anything. He was very helpful, honest and he knew exactly what we were looking for. Because of him we found what we were looking for and he was always very efficient from day one of search until the closing date. Thanks James."
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"My wife and I had an extremely pleasant experience with James. He is the kind of person that gets it done. No matter what, he is very persistent in making sure the whole process is very smooth. He doesn't pressure us on anything, and in fact, he has some great advice on whether we should skip a house or not, and how the contract should look like in terms of escalation, etc. He is very honest and ethical on every decision and advice he has for us. We really felt like having a friend helping us instead of just an "agent". And, in fact today, we feel like having a new friend in our circle. We are very glad we made the decision of choosing James as our agent."
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"We have worked extensively with multiple agents over the past few years and have had the best experience with James. He is honest, patient, and listens to your needs. James will treat you seriously, with the utmost professionalism and respect. He offers great advice from years of experience but will honor any decision you make. Although we could technically afford more, we wanted a less expensive house so we could live comfortably below our means. James, did not try to "convince" us to spend more than we wanted to. That spoke volumes. After the sale, James still made himself readily available to us when we had questions. He helps reduce the stress in the stressful time of home buying. He even gave us a home warranty gift which has been very useful. We bought a modest house in the school district that we a wanted at a reasonable price. I would highly, highly recommend James Owen. He is awesome, you won't regret it."
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