Happy Homeowners – Max!! (and Zjook too)

Max is the kind of kid (and when I say kid, I mean great young adult) that you can’t help but fall in love with.  He is energetic, outgoing and full of life.  His enthusiasm for just about everything is contagious and he has the type of personality that everyone is drawn to.  We first met in October of 2012 through a mutual friend Emil.  From the first moment I met him, I knew we were in for quite the adventure, but in the best way possible.

As is typical with most first time buyers, Max wasn’t sure exactly what he wanted.  We looked at everything from extreme fixer-uppers in Kirkland to super modern studios in South Lake Union to cookie cutter condos in Bellevue.  What really impressed me about Max was his ability to find the good in almost every condo we saw.  His eyes would light up as feverishly paced back and forth through each condo, pointing out how great this was and how great that could be.  His zest for life spilled over graciously into his hunt for his first home.

As we continued our home search, the market heated up.  Poor Max had to go through two failed offers.  But he never lost his excitement.  After each offer that we didn’t get, Max would quickly brush himself off and get right back to the hunt.  He was determined to get the right place and even when I started to get discouraged, he kept us both positive and headed in the right direction.  And then, out of nowhere, and in a neighborhood we had never even explored, we found Max’s new home.


It was a stunning art deco condo in the heart of Queen Anne.  It had tons of space, gleaming hardwood floors and tons of natural light.  It was quirky and needed a bit of updating, but Max just knew that it was the perfect condo for him.  We ended up in a multiple offer situation, but with some crafty choices on our part and great communication, we were victorious.  Max closed on his new home (finally) on March 19th, 2013.  Just shy of our 6 month mark of working together, I proudly turned over the keys to Max for his new life.

Since moving in, Max has really made the place shine.  He still has more room than he knows what to do with, but the recent addition of his great dane puppy has helped him make the condo feel more like home.  Max and Zjook are finally all settled in and enjoying their new home.  Cheers to you Max!