Five Star Real Estate Agent Award, 2004-2017, 2019, 2020
Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), Certified Seller Representative, REALTOR®, Accredited Staging Professional (ASP), Single-Family Homes, First-Time Home Buyers, Investment Properties, Residential Properties, , Renovations, Short
"I chose Hal Rappaport as my agent on the basis of his experience and reputation excellence in the field of real estate. During our preliminary conversations on pricing and getting my ready sell, he was supportive and encouraging in guiding me through the process quickly and efficiently. He provided knowledgable answers all my questions and was always available consultation. Hal seems have an innate sense of the local real estate scene as seen in his ability quickly assess market value and anticipate the response of potential buyers. Since my needed repair, I feared it would be hard sell, but I received an acceptable offer the day it went the market. Through Hal's careful and skilled negotiation of the , the closed record time. these reasons, I give him the highest recommendation - *****"
"I worked with Hal purchase a home an incredibly difficult market. Despite that, it was a pleasant and smooth process. I successfully purchased the second I made an offer on. It was my first time buying a home, and Hal walked me through each step and patiently answered my questions. I trusted his advice. And his responses my were always prompt. He was also just a fun person spend time with."
"We were first time home buyers and Hal was a great help us throughout the process. He was extremely responsive our requests touring various home available. He was also very good at coordinating everything that was needed to make us as competitive as possible in this market. In particular when we ultimately decided to put an offer a home, he orchestrated all pre-inspection activities and proactively communicated with the seller's realtor to gain any potential intelligence that would help our offer to be accepted. I think this made a big difference in getting our offer selected amongst multiple bidders."
"We've worked with Hal in the past to buy and sell a home, and we knew we wanted to work with him again. When we knew we were going to need to out of the , Hal did an initial -through with us consider the condition of our home and what areas we should prioritize maintenance or upgrades make the home sell faster and a good price. His review of comparable sales and the extensive packet of information he provided explain his pricing recommendations were incredibly helpful us understand the quickly changing current market. He helped us stage our home, and the photos he had taken the showed our place its best. The pricing strategy and timing that Hal suggested paid off wonderfully. On the same weekend that the news was reporting that Seattle housing prices were falling, we had 4 offers on our home within a day of going on the market. We had an enviable choice of competing offers, and we over-asking price. The of the home that the buyers identified as key their decision make their offer were exactly the upgrades and elements that Hal had us focus as we prepared the home . Couldn't be more thrilled with Hal's expert guidance."
"Hal viewed our and made excellent recommendations upgrades and small things fix get the - ready before . This helped us get the in top shape. He then assisted us in placing furniture, hanging artwork, and he actually staged one that we'd emptied out, making the gorgeous showing. I was impressed the very comprehensive comps. that he brought us in a bound folder, helping us understand the price he was suggesting. He priced our a fair rate. The at noon on a Friday and was above asking price 6:30 p.m. on Saturday...just over 24-Hours! I appreciate Hal's negotiating skills, his transparency about the process, and his demonstration of real concern his clients."
Whether a client is buying selling a home, they appreciate Hal’s extensive knowledge of the Seattle housing market and each of its neighborhoods. One cannot overemphasize the importance of an experienced and knowledgeable real estate agent. Hal has many years of field experience, hard-earned knowledge, and a deep-rooted understanding of neighborhood pricing buying and selling.
As a bonus, Hal brings 22 years of personal experience in renovating homes transaction. He has made the study of architecture and architectural styles his favorite avocation, and he loves share his knowledge of homes. He discusses the architectural , history, and perks of respective homes with clients to help them realize their potential beyond the existing décor, furnishings, and colors.
Hal has all the tools that a client needs a successful transaction. He has received his Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) designation, Seller Representative Specialist (SPS) designation, and Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) certification. Hal has received the Seattle Magazine five-star professional award almost year since it was first awarded him.