Julian and his team went above and beyond for my husband and I as first-time home buyers. He was patient and understanding as we searched for the perfect home for over five years! Julian was incredibly knowledgeable about the local neighborhoods, parcel classifications, taxes, home appliances, construction quality, and all of the rules and regulations. He was also very helpful in helping us navigate the move to the area from California, and even offered to help us with things like accepting deliveries and checking in on the house after we closed to when we moved in.
In addition to his team's exceptional knowledge of the local real estate market, Julian provided us with excellent communication via text, email, and phone calls every step of the way. He was always responsive to our questions and concerns and always seemed to be going the extra mile. When we visited Bellingham, he spent an entire afternoon with my husband and me, driving us around the city, getting lunch, and just giving us the in-depth details. He was incredibly generous with his time! We were VERY picky, and I am sure very annoying at times, lol, but Julian was always so helpful.
Julian did an excellent job at negotiating on our behalf, helping us to get the best possible deal on our dream home. We closed at 16% below asking, and helped us avoid negotiation pitfalls.
He also helped us line up a loan, insurance, an inspection guy, and more. SOOOO helpful. I thought a realtors job was more straight forward, but I was totally wrong.
I would highly recommend Julian and his team to anyone looking to buy a home in the Bellingham area. They love their careers, and it shows. They exceeded our expectations in every way, and we couldn't be happier with the results. They are experts in their field and made sure that we were not just satisfied but thrilled with our home purchase experience. We also feel like we found a great friend... which is rare :)
Julian and his staff have been fantastic to work with. Despite our initial buying intentions being non-commital with an uncertain price range, Julian took the time to show us a variety of options throughout the town of Bellingham, where he has resided his entire life. He was straightforward, providing trustworthy opinions when asked, and that really helped us accurately assess things in a rapidly changing real estate market. Julian consistently followed up when we expressed interest in properties and encouraged us to move quickly when the property that ultimately was our dream home came on the market. Julian deftly navigated the bidding war for our home and with his help, the owners chose us over a significantly higher bidder! Julian's confidence and value for all relationships in the real-estate business set him apart and bolsters his record of success. We definitely recommend Julian for your real estate needs!
What an absolute pleasure to work with them on our high end sale in Edgemoore. It was a challenging endeavor that he completely took the stress out of, very thankful. Julian is the best real estate agent in a Bellingham! And every family member I have referred has had a great experience and glowing reviews!
This market is outrageous and daunting for first-time homebuyers. Summer & Julian are the kind of people you want in markets like this: local, knowledgeable, professional, honest & up-front, super responsive to last-minute requests, and incredibly shrewd when putting together an offer (we learned SO MUCH about that, in this process). We started our house/land hunt in October, with broad interests in mind, and with low winter inventory available. We lead Summer and Julian to some pretty interesting developed and undeveloped properties for many, many rainy winter months, in search of the right spot. Summer was super quick to respond to texts and phone calls, and quickly set up showings at various properties, from Bellingham all the way down to Mount Vernon. Her calm and cheerful demeanor, eagerness to understand what we were looking for, quick communication, and willingness to go the extra mile to get us information, made this an incredibly smooth and fun process. When we finally decided to go for a more traditional house, she and Julian were there every step of the way, helping us to create a competitive offer and keeping the communication lines open between buyer, seller, and lender throughout. They understand this game, they are a blast to work with, and we would love to work with them again.
We decided to move more seriously into homebuying last year and started to look for a realtor. We wanted a realtor who brought a team to the table, so we looked at realtors that advertised as one. Our thought was that it takes a village to do MOST things well nowadays; buying/selling a home is no different. We also looked at client reviews to gauge a realtor’s depth. We chose Julian because of his experience, local knowledge, strategy, client connection/experience, and perspective. And, he did not disappoint! His team was wonderful to work with (Kailee & Jerry), many times proving our village theory. Julian also brought local contractors and knowledge to the table when there was a question/need; he was able to get immediate feedback for us in all scenarios. He was responsive to our needs, provided insight where we had doubt, and incredibly pleasant to be around. You can tell he loves all aspects of what he does, which is important from a client perspective; I want someone who is invested in my homebuying as it is a very personal and expensive decision. End story? We just closed on the first house we put an offer in for, amazingly smooth. We are so excited about our next chapter with our new home! Thanks Julian (and team)!!
Julian was our realtor before we were even serious about buying a new home. Even when we were just looking casually he made himself available to show us homes on our schedule. He grew up in the Bellingham area so his knowledge of this area is expansive and he has an obvious passion for what he does.
When WE were finally ready to sell our old home and buy a new one, Julian was ALSO ready for prime time. He had our home staged and photographed with dazzling results. Our home sold quickly and he was able to negotiate to our benefit.
Julian is a very hard working, passionate realtor who strives (and succeeds) in giving his clients a wonderful experience. We couldn't be happier with his work and friendship throughout the process.
Julian is the first agent we contacted when looking for a home in Bellingham and we purchased the first home he showed us (he listened to our needs) in less than two weeks. It was purchased under the listing price. He's busy but very responsive. You can count on him not only on finding you a home but also for home services, activities or down to the best sandwich place in town. He's also very familiar with the surrounding areas, not only Bellingham. He's not only our buying agent but also our selling agent now. Kailee, the Executive Assistant, has been very helpful to help us settle in. We're thankful Julian found us our dream home and we moved in less than a month. Highly recommend Julian & Company and his team!
Julian assisted us every step of the way! He was very professional, cordial and kind. He’s knowledgeable, and was able to give us clear options, as we moved through the process of purchasing our home. He responded right away to our texts and calls and helped us stay informed. We could depend on him without reservation. Julian works for his clients with their best interest at heart. He’s a skillful negotiator which can make an enormous difference in a home purchase. He advocates for his clients. I recommend Julian for a seller or buyer as he will ease the challenge of buying or selling a home, or both!
Julian and his team were AMAZING!!! When I got to Seattle to start the process of dealing with my Grandfathers house it was a Saturday afternoon and I had not even spoken to a real estate agent. My fiancé made some phone calls and Julian made arrangements to meet us at the house the next day. He was extremely professional and helpful and put my very very worried mind at ease that he was going to be there to walk me through the whole process step by step and navigate the muddy waters with me. See the house was not in the best condition and we knew that is was going to be a tough sell. After meeting another agent that day I was quick to go with Julian and his team. Julian was quick to get to work and made everything as smooth a journey as possible even once I had left Seattle and gone back to Louisiana. We had some bumps along the way and the sale was rough as we had expected BUT Julian hung in there with me and always gave it to me straight! I appreciate things not being sugar coated! Needless to say if I was ever going to be dealing with real estate in Seattle again Julian would be my first call!! No questions asked! Thank you for making the process of selling a house from thousands of mile away easy!!!
Working with Julian was a great experience--I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is personable, knowledgeable, and as native of Bellingham he is a fountain of knowledge about different neighborhoods, parks, local businesses, and anything you might want to know about the area. He took the time to get to know our priorities, and with every listing we looked at with him, he asked us detailed questions about or likes or dislikes, so he could tailor his future recommendations to fit our needs. He was never pushy, and let us take our time to feel out many homes and neighborhoods. He advocated for us in this tough market and gave us realistic expectations when making offers. He has great relationships with many local businesses and other agents which was also really helpful. We closed on our new home this week and without Julian's help, we would not have made it happen!
Dr. Joy Makdisi
Julian was the best to work with. Even with all the COVID restrictions we had to go through during the early days of this Pandemic he was a brilliant light on the shore guiding us through the rigors of searching for and finally purchasing a new home. We were so grateful for hm. First of all and most importantly he actually listened to us in what we were looking for And he made himself available for us during the odd times we were available. We were able to make efficient use of our time because he paid attention to what we wanted to see and kept within our price range. We were able to find a Beutiful home exactly what we were looking for. Julian made the whole experience pleasant and as stress free as possible. Julian was very professional and pleasant to work with. Overall he definitely earned the five star rating. And if you’re looking for something he usually has “A guy for that”. Thanks Julian for all you did for us.
Julian helped my wife and me with both sides of successful sell/buy transactions. We both appreciated Julian’s extremely fast response rate, his professionalism, thorough knowledge of arcane nuances of the numerous steps involved in completing home sales and purchases, and superior integrity. If Julian commits to do something, he honors his word. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s quite pleasant. We highly recommend Julian to anyone in need of a residential real estate agent.
We moved to the Bellingham area in September. I had spoken with Julian throughout the summer while our home was on the market. Julian sent us information so that we could familiarize ourselves with the area. When we received an offer on our Tennessee home Julian even offered us assistance! Upon our arrival in Bellingham Julian had rental properties lined up for us. Once we began searching he was available whenever we needed him, lined up numerous properties and refined the search. We found a lot we wished to build on and Julian took it from there. Builder, Mortgage assistance....everything. The absolute best realtor experience we have ever had.
Julian walked us through the entire process of selling our home. Selling can be stressful in itself, but selling when you aren't 100% prepared for it due to life changes just adds to that. Julian helped us prioritize what was most important to get done before selling to yield the best investment for us. Listening to him paid off. We ended up closing over our asking price and actually for the most in our area for price per square foot. It was incredible and life changing for us. He was very understanding and patient with me during this stressful time and always made me feel like I could pick up the phone and call him with questions or concerns. He always made time. I will continue to work with Julian on our next adventure of finding a new home. I would recommend him to anyone if you're looking for a supportive agent.
Julian is a realtor that does it all. Not only was he there every step of the way, answer every single question for us, but he went to bat for us and got us well over asking. He advised us on where to spend our money in updates and it absolutely paid off, he knows his stuff. He helped us find the right contractors and anything else we needed. Heck, he even staged our house! There are lots of realtors to choose from in Bellingham, but I truly believe you’ll get the best service, that’s honest and personable with Julian.
Man, can't say enough good things about this guy. Helped to guide me through the entire process of BOTH buying and selling a house, both of which went off flawlessly, even in this crazy market. He was professional and personal and was a joy to work with through a very exhausting and difficult process. He really helped to figure out exactly what I wanted and how to get it.
He went through huge lengths to impress me as a client, and to help stage and professional show the home we were selling and got it sold quickly and without any issues. Can't reccommend him enough!
Julian made finding and purchasing a home in the Bellingham-area an been an absolute pleasure!
As first time home-buyers, this was a completely new experience for us -- and navigating the intricacies of searching for available properties, accurately assessing their value, evaluating if they were a good fit for our needs, generating and placing bids, securing financing, completing the mountains of paperwork... WHEW! We were *really* glad to have him (and his office-team) in our corner!
Through Julian's professional network, he was able to find us several houses that hadn't even formally hit the market yet - which felt pretty remarkable, and allowed us the opportunity to place bids on locations that no other buyers yet had access to.
Additionally, well... We just genuinely ENJOYED spending time with Julian! Given the amount of time and interaction required to push a first-time home purchase all the way through to completion, it was fun to connect with someone who'd grown up in the area, and was trying to coach us towards wise long-term decisions, rather than just the highest-priced options..
It became increasingly apparent over time that Julian was genuinely invested in our best interests, and even after closing the deal, he has reached out twice just to make sure we continue to be happy with our decision, and to offer his help integrating with the broader Bellingham community.
Julian has a drive and dedication to his clients that is unparalleled. We appreciated all his support and energy as we worked together to sell our home. He got the job done and offered so much energy and support along the way to make it happen. We are now in the process of looking for a home to buy with Julian. We are grateful to Julian for always bringing energy and out of the box ideas to get the job at hand accomplished! He doesn’t rest until the goal is achieved!
Dr. Marci Hardy, PhD
Julian made a seemingly impossible process absolutely possible. When faced with 2-3 months to find a new home after a rental contract ended, I knew we needed someone we could trust with our future and such a monumental decision. Julian was the person for that. Full disclosure, I've known Julian for 10 years but that only strengthens my recommendation. He's one of the most trustworthy and ambitious individuals I have met and knows and loves the areas we want to live in. He was honest about the difficulties we could face in our budget in such a sparse market. Somehow, he seemed to find house after house and get us in to see them. He connected us with a bank that worked as quickly as we needed in a time crunch, and made all the connections so that we could focus on making the decision of which home we loved the most. He would have offers written the same day we looked at a place and that is paramount in a market where homes are gone in hours. He kept us on our toes and made sure we followed through with every little thing. I always felt like I had someone to turn to if I had questions. I don't know if I would have been willing to make such a big decision on such a short timeline with any other agent. I highly recommend Julian to anyone.
Julian helped my husband and I purchase our first home. We found our dream home before it was on the market and within 48 hours of our initial conversation with Julian, we were able to see the home and get under contract. He was extremely helpful and walked us through the entire process, so we knew exactly what to expect. He is professional and amazing at what he does. He is also friendly and easy-going. Julian was very easy to stay in contact with through text and phone calls which made us feel like he was invested in our buying process. We couldn’t be happier with our new home or the service he provided.