Bob Kelly

11 years of work experience
eXp Realty
Bellevue, WA
Bellevue, WA, 98006
(360) 480-9154

Ratings & reviews (17)

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Highly likely to recommend
07/05/2014
vam040691
Helped me buy home
Bob, was a great realator. We were in the area for a job interview and had 2 days to look at a lot of houses. He showed us 20 houses. We found one house we liked. We had to head back to Texas the next day. Bob helped us do everything remotely. We signed everything via eSignature. The sellers accepted our offer and Bob scheduled the inspection. Since we were back in Texas we could not be there for the inspection. Bob got a great inspector. One that found that the house we made an offer on had a LOT of problems. We decided to resend our offer. Since we were not able to come back up for another house hunting trip Bob found more houses for us and took over 150 pictures of each house and sent them to us to review, giving us his opinion of each house and how well he thought we would like it, based on our previouse house hunting trip. We ended up buying a house sight unseen other than just the pictures. It was the perfect house for our family. We couldn't have done it without Bob! Bob is very knowledgable about the area and was very attentive to all of our inquiries. Would definitely use him again and recommend him to all our friends. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/02/2013
Michelle English
Helped me buy home
Bob was great and so patient while we were trying to figure out what we wanted and where we wanted it. I wanted someone who would respond quickly via email and he always got back to me in a timely manner, often within a few minutes or hours. Twice we were interested in a house we saw online, but weren't able to go out and see it in person. Bob went the extra step, went there for us, and took extensive pictures of every little nook and cranny. The other great thing about Bob is that it was like having an inspector walk through the house with you. He would often point out things we never would have noticed that either needed to be repaired or had recently been updated. Would definitely work with Bob again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/14/2013
user1339899
Helped me buy home
We recently bought our first home, thanks to the help of Bob Kelly. Bob took us to look at several homes that fit our criteria and he was very knowledgeable when it came to noticing important details about each house that we would not have been able to identify on our own such as the condition of the roof. When we finally found our home, Bob emailed us a list of reasons why it was such a great deal. Thanks to that email we made an offer and got our house. We were even able to close early. I would highly recommend choosing Bob as your realtor! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/17/2013
user4117239
Helped me buy and sell homes
Bob contacted me from some preliminary internet searches and together we toured homes for almost 3 months. Wrote one offer, and retracted the same after I got cold feet. Eventually we found the right house and it was far from a standard deal, but it worked out well in the end. Highly recommend!
Highly likely to recommend
02/23/2013
Lenaha
Helped me buy home
Bob helped me to find the perfect place what I described in the beginning. There was no such delay and wasting of time of looking around hundreds different properties (I saw many of my friends took so much time to just look around to find the right place). He really did good job to filter out the properties on the market. He was always in touch even late night. I think that worked out really well as there was a higher offer come in after the seller accepted our offer (Yay). It took less than a month and a week on finding the right property to the closing date. I really had a great experience. He was really responsive from the start of looking for a place to the end of purchasing process. I highly recommend him. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/11/2012
user570724
Helped me buy home
Bob is a very professional, friendly and courteous person. Buying a home was almost 6 months process for us full of yes, no and maybes. But Bob was firmly there. At one point we stopped completely for almost more than a month but when we resumed Bob was equally enthusiastic. When my car was not available, he did not let us use it as an excuse :-) He took us in his car. He helped us get the latest updates in the market by setting up the email posts. When we would visit a home, he would take a look and let us know the pluses and minuses. He gave us complete idea about the whole process and various options we had. He was very responsive and I remember him replying to my emails even late in the nights. I found him reasonably good in pricing the properties and giving us appropriate advice time and again. I would strongly recommend his services. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/13/2012
user684088
Helped me buy home
Bob is professional. He is always on time. He cares about buyers. He answers questions fast. He helped me purchase two rental condos. His advice about assessments, the resale certificate, and rental conditions were helpful.
Highly likely to recommend
07/12/2012
user3437196
Helped me buy home
Bob was an absolute pleasure to work with. We ended up putting in 13 offers and traveled all over the Puget Sound before we finally landed on the right property for the right price. Bob consistently put our objectives first and steered us away from bad deals even though it meant more road trips on the weekend for him. I was also extremely impressed with Bob's responsiveness. Answers to questions were normally received within a few minutes and, in the instances where he was working with other clients, he was quick to notify me of his situation and provide an ETA on his response. Overall, I found Bob to be professional, responsive, and genuinely interested in finding the right property for our family. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/30/2012
user8969281
Helped me buy home
Bob is incredibly proactive and dedicated. He was quick to spot great potential homes for us, find out all he could about them and collect hundreds of photos. He also made himself extremely available (even on short notice) for repeated visits of all sorts. He has a good eye for defects and gremlins when taking a look at properties. His guesses and instincts about how much we should bid and how sellers would react to said bids were also spot on. In short, I could not more highly recommend Bob.
Highly likely to recommend
06/27/2012
user781388
Helped me buy home
Bob went far and above the call of duty for us more than once in this process. He offered to scout sites, take pictures, and provide extensive reports on a number of places we were interested in, but couldn't view ourselves since we were not in town. Bob also provided us with excellent advice on bids and estimates of the value of the homes we were looking at and the types of neighborhoods they were in (invaluable to buyers who are relocating to a city they don't know), and he was spot on when he offered opinions on whether a bid we suggested might be too high or might mean we would lose out on a house. What is more, this man knows the market and the reno business. He helped us find a contractor who was willing to walk through a potential place and estimate the costs for any changes we might want before we put in a bid. If you are looking for a place in the greater Seattle area Bob Kelly will help you find it. Thanks Bob! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/09/2012
Robdowell
Showed me homes
I am an investor and connected with Bob. He has worked with several investors in the area and had a good understanding on what I was looking for. He was able to perform initial analysis of some rehab properties for me that reflected the numbers that I calculated.
Highly likely to recommend
02/28/2012
user109611
Helped me buy home
Bob Kelly helped my fiance and I search for our 'perfect' home which took over six months. (talk about patience!) At the beginning we weren't particularly sure where we wanted to live or what we were looking for in a home. Nearly every weekend Bob compiled a tour of houses that he and us both found and one by one we viewed the properties discussing what we liked and didn't like about each place. We viewed homes in North Seattle, South Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Sammamish, Renton, you name it! We must have seen well over 100 homes with him and I can honestly say he remained enthusiastic and determined throughout the entire duration. Among one of the many reasons I enjoyed working with Bob is that I felt he had our best interest at heart rather than just seeing us as another sale. For example, he would point out aspects about a home that could potentially be problematic. He was extremely patient with the whole process understanding that purchasing a home is a major decision for anyone and shouldn't be rushed. This made me feel at ease because I became extremely picky about what I wanted and I didn't feel pressure to settle on something that didn't feel right. In addition, his communication with us was excellent. Bob was always easily available by phone and email and he made sure to fit us into his schedule whenever we came across a listing that was of interest to us. He noted every aspect we decided we wanted in a home along the way and we slowly narrowed our search down until we finally came across the right fit. Bob was very knowledgeable about the housing market and devoted countless hours of research breaking down statistics and factors of each home we considered. He went above and beyond to say the least! I could go on and on considering we had the opportunity to spend as much time as we did with Bob but I will spare you the rest of the details and just say take my word for it, if you are looking to purchase a home, look no further than Bob Kelly. Less ... More
Response fromBob Kelly
I feel like we grew old together: you started out as boyfriend/girlfriend, then fiance/fiancee, then you acquired a toy dog. Enjoy the new house!
Likely to recommend
01/10/2012
svento
Helped me buy home
Although we never met Bob throughout the entire process, he was always available through email and sometimes by phone immediately and helped us through months of a slow and stubborn sale. He was also able to get us the price we originally started at.
Highly likely to recommend
12/13/2011
ashby5447
Helped me buy and sell homes
Bob Kelly has shown superior skills in the buying and selling process of real estate. I am confident in his ability to add value to any team of a real estate investor. His efforts have been outstanding in working with me to find, fix, and flip a property located at 1813 W 2nd Street, Aberdeen, WA.
Highly likely to recommend
11/27/2011
corppsych
Helped me buy home
Bob Kelly proved to be an outstanding buyers agent. We purchased a mountain cabin (with several issues of concern) 2000 miles from our full-time residence. Bob managed the showings, the process, and the people involved without a hitch. His negotiation skills undoubtedly saved us several thousand dollars on the purchase, and his continuing attention kept a process moving that had every potential to get mired in details and miscommunication. I would (and have) recommended Bob without hesitation. He listens carefully to buyer needs and desires, and poses alternatives and options that open the door to a successful transaction. His firm's internet capabilities are particularly helpful to a non-local buyer. Finally, and for me most importantly, I found Bob to be absolutely honest and forthright. If Bob says it, you can take it to the bank! Less ... More
Response fromBob Kelly
The stars aligned on this deal. On our first day of looking, we found a motivated seller who threw in his antique furniture, artwork and decorations, and an all-terrain vehicle into the sale and we furthermore cut down on the list price. The cabin sits by the bank of the Cascade River near the entrance to the North Cascades National Park - a beautiful location.
Highly likely to recommend
05/14/2011
ndisis
Helped me buy home
Bob quickly learned what we were looking for in a home after seeing a few with us. We were very picky, but he worked tirelessly to find us the perfect match. I would HIGHLY recommend him.
Response fromBob Kelly
Who knew we would cover 5 counties and end up on Harstine Island? We saw a lot of beautiful homes and had a lot of fun.
Highly likely to recommend
12/02/2010
frgosselin
Helped me buy home
Despite being 2000 miles away on the other side of the country, Bob has been able to facilitate and make quite a bit easier the purchase of a new house in Olympia. Even though I have been unable to be present for the the inspection, Bob was able to be a part of the inspection process, negotiated repairs, and has kept this novice homebuyer amply informed every step of the way. Bob is an agent to be trusted and I recommend him to anyone in similar circumstances.
Response fromBob Kelly
Yes, this was a remarkable sale. The buyer only saw the outside of the house before finding me. He never saw inside. I took 60+ photos for him and sketched the floor plan. We got a good deal on the price. I brought in my favorite inspector. Everything was conducted by e-mail. The buyer found me on Zillow too. It's Zillow all the way! Thank you, Father Lawrence!