We chose Krista because we were impressed with her marketing of a similar home in our area — the South Hill of Bellingham. She exceeded our expectations. Her marketing skills are peerless, but her understanding of the market may be her strongest quality. We trusted her guidance, which resulted in a quick sale and close at a price above asking.
Krista Kenner has been amazing from the first time I approached her from my (then) home in CA through the entire process - and beyond. I was completely ignorant about the neighborhoods, housing, noise, traffic...you name it. I made a wish list early on, came up to Bellingham twice and made an offer on that second visit on Labor Day weekend and closed with my list checked off! That is highly efficient! Krista also helped me by connecting me to key individuals and institutions in the community - helping streamline the process and begin building connections for the future.
Being a first-time home buyer, I had a lot of anxieties and questions going into my home purchase. Krista was available to me to reassure me and answer my questions throughout the entire process. She went above and beyond for me, often being available after-hours. She made sure my best interest was first and foremost, and that I was comfortable with everything in the contract. It was very important to Krista to have my home buying experience to be special. She understood that buying a home was not simply ‘making a purchase’, but rather the beginning of the next chapter in my life. For that, she made the entire experience human and special, and I cannot imagine going through this process without her as my agent.
My father had passed away and the following year, my mom’s health declined, transitioning her into assisted living. My wife and I were left to clear, clean, repair, and sell their 5000 square foot home. The liquidation process was both physically and mentally exhausting. After months of hard work, we managed to empty out most of their belongings, but there was still so much work to do to prepare the house for sale. We were overwhelmed with the amount of work the home and yard needed. Prior to meeting Krista, my wife and I had started to screen real estate agents to help us through this process but couldn’t find a good fit. Some were pushy, others seemed to know it all, some said to sell it the way it was, and others said it won’t matter much what you do. At the end of the day, we hadn’t felt comfortable with any of the advice we had been given.When we met Krista, we asked her opinion on how she thought best to market the house for a timely sale for the most value. She explained several different approaches to selling the house and what they would entail. For the first time, my wife and I felt we had a competent, trustworthy, and reliable agent to represent the sale of my parent’s home. The decision to hire Krista was the best thing we did. She stepped into a stressful situation to assist us. She was understanding, compassionate, and had knowledge to work with our special situation. We felt she went above and beyond her duties to work with our contractors and stage the home for sale. Krista made a difficult time in our lives a bit easier.
I can’t recommend Krista enough. I had no doubt that she had our best interests in mind, from start to finish. She gets that buying a home is a huge decision with so many variables at play, and she helped us navigate a market that is super competitive. Krista took the time to educate us about pressures specific to our local area, encouraged us to be patient and hold out for the right place, and then made things happen when we did. I have no doubt that her attention to detail and skills in fostering relationships helped make the whole process as smooth as possible. She was incredibly flexible and accessible, and helped provide perspective and information at every stage. I almost want to buy another house because she’s that lovely to work with, but I think I’ll unpack a few more boxes first . . .
We were looking for something fairly specific and weren’t in a big rush. I appreciated how Krista took time to really understand what we were looking for. She knew the market and did lots of research on comps. At every step of the process she was accessible and easy. On the day we moved into our new house she was almost as excited as we were!