Jon Hansen

17 years of work experience
Lakeway Realty
3547 Lakeway Drive
Bellingham, WA, 98229
(360) 312-3485

Ratings & reviews (85)

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Highly likely to recommend
07/07/2014
kimbrleedo
Helped me buy home
Jon has a really good team working for him. Cindy and Ashleigh are on top of things - very helpful. We were impressed with Jon's knowledge and professionalism. He definitely did not push us to buy - in fact, made sure to let us know when a home would not be a good investment. When some appliances did not work the day we moved in and the seller did not come through with paying for the repairs, Jon paid for the repairs himself. We really appreciate the fact that Jon went above and beyond for us. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/26/2014
robgilfillan1
Listed and sold a home
Jon has assisted me twice in buying both a condominium and a house in Bellingham, as well as helped me sell real estate in Whatcom County. In each experience, he's always been very professional, helped me get great deals, and answered all of my questions. He's fun to be around and he's incredibly knowledgeable about local real estate. In between buying and selling, I regularly ask for Jon's input on refinancing properties, where to look for good deals, and what to expect for market conditions. I'd highly recommend Jon to anyone looking for a real estate agent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/23/2014
zuser20140623122115708
Helped me buy home
We have had problems in the past finding a trustworthy realtor and Jon Hansen has earned our trust. At 7:30PM Friday of Memorial Day weekend I saw the perfect house for us on the listings. There was a house in our price range that was drop dead gorgeous. From the pictures and description I couldn't believe my eyes. I started jumping up and down and told my husband to call Jon. Jon saw the images I looked at and said he was on his way to show us the house. It had gone on the market 5PM that evening. At 8:10PM my husband, kids and I were standing in the house and I knew I had found THE house. Jon submitted an offer as soon as we got back to our house. At first we were told that the owner's didn't want to make a decision that night but Jon is a master negotiator. Jon left our house at 10PM because he had a flight to catch early the next morning with his wife and young sons. At 11PM he sent us a message that we had a verbal yes from the owners. We are grateful to Jon and his family for going the extra mile for us. Less ... More
Do not recommend
06/21/2014
user54638494
Listed and sold a home
If you buy a house from this guy he will post a picture of your house along with your address and purchase price in his advertisements for years to come. We find this very annoying as we do not endorse him and don't want that information broadcasted like that. We also found him to be very unresponsive, waiting days to hear back from him despite our interest in buying. Based on our experience we would not recommend him.
Highly likely to recommend
06/17/2014
user89093588
Helped me buy home
Jon is a true professional who has traits rarely found anymore: He is patient and honest, his local area and market knowledge is unsurpassed, he is easy to get ahold of and always follows up. Jon was easily able to adapt and advise us with our changing and very specific needs.
Highly likely to recommend
06/11/2014
user54630444
Helped me buy home
Jon Hansen took the time to get to know us and our house buying goals. Upon first meeting he tooks us to a couple of houses that were in our price range, neighborhood preference and taste. From there, he got a feel for what we wanted. Jon did not bother us with houses that were out of our league. He checked in periododically, but did not jam our email with properties. When we found one we wanted to see he made arrangements to see that property quickly. The truely impressive part of our interaction came when Jon located a property that was EXACTLY what we were looking for. He emailed us the listing the same day it was listed, and made arrangements for us to see it within the first few days it was on the market. When we were ready to make an offer. Jon PERSONALLY presented our offer to the sellers and pitched our offer. All of this after 8 pm on a Sunday. Then Jon helped make sure we could close quickly and effiently. Jon Hansen's team isd professional, polite and efficient. Jon and his team answered questions and worked hard to make what we wanted happen. My only critique of the expereince is that we had a different person do th inspection and contact after Jon did the negotiation and that no agent was with us at the signing. I would have prefered that we had one agent through the whole process, but hey, I am in the home of my dreams so that is not really that big of a deal! If you are looking for an agent who knows Bellingham, LISTENS to what you want, and helps you find it. You cannot go wrong with Jon Hansen! Less ... More
Response fromJon Hansen
Hi Sarah, I really enjoyed working with you! Your new house is AWESOME. Glad we could slide in there an beat the other offer. Thanks for embracing the "team" approach. Our home inspector did a great job & my assistant really kept things moving. Sorry I wasn't there for the signing... the title company literally gave me no notice that you were coming in to sign so fast that day. All in all though, a great experience for both of us & a GREAT home for you! I am so happy for your family. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/09/2014
ohtechwiz
Listed and sold a home
If you are looking for an agent, Jon Hansen is the person to call! Jon and his team did what was needed to get my condo sold. I am very grateful for their expertise! I highly recommend them!
Response fromJon Hansen
Brian, Thanks for finding me on Zillow and giving me the opportunity to get you out of a tough situation in your condo. I wish you all the best! -JON
Highly likely to recommend
05/30/2014
user834254164
Helped me buy home
Jon found the perfect house for me and notified me about it the same morning it came available. I saw the house the next afternoon and made an offer when I got back to his office. It was accepted the next day! Included was a generous allowance that the seller would put toward closing costs and another amount for carpet replacement. Jon has a wonderful team who work well together. - Cindy and Ashleigh were available to allow me access to my house when I needed it until it closed. I would work with Jon and his team again in a heartbeat! Less ... More
Unlikely to recommend
05/24/2014
cottonac22
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
I contacted Jon through zillow. We talked on the phone and he said he was interested in putting a plan together to list my house and I never heard from him again...
Response fromJon Hansen
I have never had a call to list a home on the Kickerville Rd in Ferndale. This does not make any sense. I would never miss an opportunity to sell a home... it is the life blood of my business. The reason I sell so many homes is because I am on the ball and very responsive. I am not sure who wrote this review. Perhaps you are confusing me with a different agent. Please give me a call at 224-7443. I would love to talk about listing your home.
Highly likely to recommend
05/09/2014
user29126113
Helped me buy home
We moved to Bellingham from out of the area and Jon provided valuable insight into local neighborhoods and market pricing. With his assistance we closed on a home that we absolutely love. I would recommend Jon and his team wholeheartedly!
Response fromJon Hansen
Hi Jeremy & Michelle, Congrats on your new Chuckanut home! I want to come crabbing with you on the beach. Tell the kids hello. All the best, Jon
Highly likely to recommend
05/05/2014
zuser20140505031056148
Helped me buy and sell homes
As a real estate investor I can't imagine getting a better real estate agent then Jon Hanson. He also made the process fun looking for a good deal, but is a tiger in terms of fighting to get my offers accepted. He is knowledgeable, aggressive, and trustworthy. He comes from a very successful family in real estate investing and sales, and gives great advise on what to do from someone who walks his talk in that he ownes many properties himself and his family owns one of the largest property management companies in the area, so he knows the rental market as well as anyone. Having worked with many local agents and having been a former real estate broker myself, I can say he was a delight to work with on all levels. Even as an agent I loved to either get an offer from Jon or give one to him on his listings, because I could count on the deal closing with no non-sense and straight forward communication. If you are lucky enough to get to work with Jon and his family, like I was/have been...then you will see you are good hands. Over the last 10 years, Jon has helped me buy and sell multiple properties, his company has managed my rentals, and as an agent I have done many deals with him as the other agent, so I am speaking from a place of really knowing what I am saying when I fully 100% endorse Jon Hanson. -Scott M Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/27/2014
theschweigerts4
Helped me buy home
Jon helped us acquire our home 7 years ago. He saw investment potential and was instrumental in negotiating a purchase price that was perfect for us. Jon is a high energy, hardworking individual who has a vast knowledge of the Bellingham market.
Highly likely to recommend
04/23/2014
skier232
Helped me buy home
Jon helped my wife and I buy our first house last year and it was a very positive experience. Jon took us around to houses we had found and added a few to the list that we hadn't seen. I feel that he had great insight on the local real estate market and we landed a great deal on a house. He was able to negotiate the price down as well as save us some on closing costs. I would recommend Jon to anyone looking to buy a house!
Response fromJon Hansen
Brandon, I am so glad you bought the house when you did. The market just keeps going up in your neighborhood. I wish you and your wife many happy memories there in the years to come!
Highly likely to recommend
04/13/2014
janeocakes
Listed and sold a home
Jon is a great real estate advisor. My husband and I live out of the state and needed to find a real estate agent in the Bellingaham area. We knew it would be difficult to sell from out of state because we had tried before...for a year without success. At that time we decided to lease the property and have had it leased for a year but really wanted to sell the property so decided to try again (with a new agent). After seeing Jin Hansen's aggressive and comprehensive marketing around our neighborhood we decided to give him a call. He gave us ideas and strategies for selling the house. He understood the market value of our home and priced it accordingly. Jon worked with the existing tenants and contractors (we didn't have to do any of this) to begin preparing for the sale. Before we started any work on the house and before it was even listed, he found a buyer. He negotiated a price that we were happy with and defended our value when the buyer asked for everything on the inspection to be fixed. And, to save us a trip to Bellingham, he even did the final walk-through inspection with the existing tenants! Due to Jon's overall market presence and skillful advice, we successfully sold our house and closed in record time. If you want great advice and good representation, give Jon the opportunity to consult with you. We think you will be happy you did. Jane & Jim Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/08/2014
jimcrines
Listed and sold a home
Slow market but Jon got the job done. Definitely the person you want to sell your house! we had Jon sell three properties for us at the end of the recession. It was a long drawn out process with a ton of failed offers and negotiations. Jon handled all these issues and helped us to meet our goals and remain steady in a shaky time in out lives. We worked with Jon through out 2012 and into 2013.
Highly likely to recommend
03/31/2014
adamegert
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
I was contacted by Jon after looking at some properties online to see comps similar to our home before a refinance as well as check value before we started some remodeling work. Jon was super responsive and offered to come over and check out our home and lend his expertise and opinions on value we could expect to get out of the renovations we planned to ensure our investments were smart ones. Jon was extremely knowledgeable and not pressuring or pushy in any way. Highly recommend for your house hunting/selling needs! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/21/2014
SinaTun
Helped me buy home
Jon and his team were very helpful and always quick to respond with any questions I had. They made sure I had all the documents I needed and were accommodating to my busy schedule. Jon was able to make sure we put in an offer that was fair and that would get me the house I really wanted. Overall I had a great experience with Jon and his team. They made my expierence in purchasing my first home a great one.
Highly likely to recommend
02/22/2014
js desmond
Listed and sold a home
In 2010 we had the pleasure of working with Jon Hansen from Lakeway Realty for both the listing of our existing home as well as the successful search for a new home that better fit our changing lifestyle. The previous year we had listed with another agent, a "specialist" for the neighborhood we lived in, but we wound up very disappointed. With the 2009 housing market in serious doldrums, we had anticipated an agent who would actively market our home, staying in touch with us even when activity was slow; unfortunately this did not happen. The following spring we again researched area agents and were fortunate to meet Jon, who - with his lengthy industry experience, along with his knowledge of properties throughout our county - communicated regularly with us and ultimately was able to successfully meet our needs for both selling our current home and finding the perfect replacement. We have since recommended Jon to many of our friends for their real estate needs and will continue to do so. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/17/2014
natenancy
Helped me buy and sell homes
I own an insurance agency here in town and have seen friends and clients alike use Jon's first hand knowledge of the realestate industry in buying and selling houses here in Whatcom County. He's an excellent negotiator and will market your house like crazy when it comes time to sell. Keep up the good work Jon!
Highly likely to recommend
12/31/2013
vmax1288
Helped me buy home
Jon and Cindy at Lakeway made a cross country move ultra simple and stress free with their knowledge and professionalism! We were shown the beautiful area like a visiting family member by Jon and given advice about every aspect of the new area. Cindy always kept us up to date with any new developments and also just checked in to ease our nerves at just the right times. It is obvious that they were born to be in this line of work and their enthusiasm and kindness are genuine and were greatly appreciated. If you are looking for help in the Great Pacific Northwest, Jon is the man to call. Thanks for all of your help guys!!!!!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/26/2013
qmlamphiear
Showed me homes
I have know Jon since 2011. he is pleasant to work with and takes the time to explain things to you. When I sell my house and buy a new one, I will be calling Jon!!
Highly likely to recommend
12/17/2013
renayfredette
Helped me buy home
If you are considering buying on Lake Whatcom, Jon is the perfect fit. Jon knows Lake Whatcom more than any other agent (and actually any other person that we've met). He grew up on and still lives on the lake, giving excellent tips about things that you might never guess were so important (now that we live here we value so much what he had to say back then): the direction of the storms, accumulation of sand on the beachfront, the condition of the dock, or value of the off-road neighborhood. He knows real estate comparisons and inherent values of properties on the lake, and we've seen friends who had other agents struggle through decisions when they didn't have the same kind of advice. Jon was great at keeping an open and pressure-free relationship (we looked at houses on the lake for 6 months before buying), and I especially appreciated his ability to 'hear' both of us (husband and wives sometimes have different ideas, you know?). He was a perfect fit for us, lots of energy, incredibly responsiv,e and able to meet the demands of our busy schedules, communicating very well and very available. He was a great negotiator, and was able to get us the best and most fair price on our property, and he did this amazingly well considering that he represented both the seller and the buyer. He is passionate about his work, very knowledgeable, and a great person to spend some time with. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/12/2013
user9437469
Listed and sold a home
Jon sold our house in 9 days in a market that hadn't quite heated up! Then he helped us find our dream home and helped us negotiate the price, as well. We had a very positive experience with Jon and highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling a home.
Highly likely to recommend
12/12/2013
Eddie220
Helped me buy home
We worked with Jon Hansen when buying our own home and then referred my wife's sister to him to buy her home. Both experiences were top notch! When buying our home we really wanted to be moved in on our closing date. Jon expedited all matters without cutting any corners and helped us make this a reality. We felt like we got the best deal in town and we still feel that way. Thank You Jon!!!
Highly likely to recommend
12/11/2013
sechelard
Helped me buy home
Jon took the time to meet with my wife and I to better understand what we were looking for in a home. His knowledge of the area was very helpful since we had recently moved into the area. He give is great insight on where to look based on his knowledge of the area and what he discovered we were looking for. Once we decided on a location he helped us work with the builder to add features to the home in order to better meet our needs. Jon made the whole process go smoothly and we really love our new home and its location. I would highly recommend working with Jon when purchasing a new home. Thanks again Jon Steve and Nancy Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/10/2013
allies7
Helped me buy home
Jon Hansen is an excellent realtor. A lifelong resident of the Bellingham/Whatcom County area, he knows this area and took his time with us, helping us to get into exactly the right house. We felt confident in his negotiating skills and were pleased with how the final price worked out. I put four stars instead of five on his responsiveness only because he's so good he's highly in demand. He's provided strong follow-up service whenever we've had questions about the market or about refinancing. I'd say Jon will be an asset to anyone looking for a realtor. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/10/2013
sorensenkelsey7
Listed and sold a home
Don?t waste your time with real estate agents that just want a pay check. Jon Hansen with Lakeway Reality really cares about you! When we got ready to sell our Bellingham home. We made the mistake of choosing a ?friend in the biz? Huge mistake!! We had expectations of weekly open houses, but there were none. The agent wouldn?t advertize the home, she only added it to the local listings in our town. Our home sat on the market with no movement at all. We finally had to let that agent go. Out of the blue Jon Hansen knocked on our door. I opened the door to see a dashing fellow with a big cheerful smile that had so much charisma you couldn?t help but like him. His enthusiasm was contagious and we hired him to be our agent on the spot. Jon Hansen is a go getter. He utilizes every resource available to him to advertize your home and get it sold quick. He is a master in negotiations to get you the best price possible, and gives you the results YOU want. It?s not about a paycheck with Jon. He truly cares. Recently my daughter with disabilities became homeless and Jon Hansen once again came to my rescue. Even though we had moved out of state a year and a half earlier, Jon was instrumental in securing my daughter an apartment with Lakeway reality and making sure she was allowed to have her therapy cat. Jon is someone I know I can always count on. If you want great results and the best real estate agent in the business call Jon Hansen. There simply is no better agent in the Pacific Northwest! Shelley Prentice Surprise Arizona Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/09/2013
David Jagoe
Helped me buy home
We met Jon by chance at an open house, and it turned out to be a huge stroke of luck. Jon was not only responsive but extremely proactive in getting us into the perfect home - from viewings to negotiating through closing. As a first-time buyer he educated me a fair amount on what to look for in a property, and he quickly grasped exactly what we were after. He managed to get us first viewing on a hot property and guided us expertly in handling the offer, inspection and closing. His local knowledge is exceptional and he was able to put me in touch with everyone I needed - mortgage, insurance, inspection, electrician, plumbing inspection etc. You won't go wrong choosing Jon. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/08/2013
ethan83
Listed and sold a home
I first met Jon online when we were looking to relocate our family from Oahu, HI to Bellingham, WA. His name was prevalent when doing home searches and he responded quickly and seemed knowledgeable when I sent a few questions his way. I had one day in Bellingham to look at a number of prospective properties and Jon set everything up perfectly. He took me around town, gave me some great insight about the area and we were able to close on a deal that same day before flying back to Hawaii. The house was a perfect fit for our family and we enjoyed it immensely (before building a new house on a home site that Jon also brokered the deal for). We went to him for an investment rental property and he quickly found us a great, cash-positive deal which we still own today. Earlier this year he listed that original home we bought in Bellingham and managed to get us more than we originally paid even though the overall market was still down from when we first bought. I've since recommended him to any and all looking at real estate in the area and will continue to do so. I call him whenever I have real estate questions and he's always made himself available. He knows everyone in town, is extremely knowledgeable about the market and area plus he's super friendly. If you're looking for a great agent in the Whatcom county area, look no further than Jon! Thanks, Ethan & Fai Lynette Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/04/2013
mqhinkson
Helped me buy and sell homes
I recommend Jon with the highest possible grades. I have bought two condominiums and sold one through him; his expertise and salesmanship are outstanding. His knowledge of Bellingham real estate is unsurpassed.
Highly likely to recommend
12/03/2013
pcribbs73
Helped me buy home
Did a great job in looking for the perfect house for us. He never got frustrated with us while we looked at houses. He would just ask us what we liked at each house so he could get us the perfect home.
Highly likely to recommend
12/03/2013
user842841
Helped me buy home
Had a great experience working with the Lakeway Reality team. The process was quick and we got a great house and deal. We have already recommended a few people to Jon Hansen.
Highly likely to recommend
11/29/2013
richardandfrances
Helped me buy home
Jon's helpfulness was largely instrumental in us deciding to go with him as our buying agent. He showed us amenities which are included when one becomes a Sudden Valley homeowner. No other real estate agent took the time to tell us about those perks or show us them, even though two other agents showed us the same property before Jon came along. Jon has an excellent staff of professionals at Lakeway Realty who continued to work with us to ease the stress in getting us through this process, which was our first home-buying experience. Kudos to Jon and his excellent crew on doing their utmost to get us a home we truly love. Less ... More
Likely to recommend
11/27/2013
richard235
Helped me buy home
The purchase decision ultimately comes down to emotion. Jon worked hard to understand the emotion comments of each side and used the knowledge in the negotiation process. He followed up regularly and did well.
Highly likely to recommend
11/20/2013
user208598
Listed and sold a home
Jon sold our house within days and successfully negotiated a full price offer. Always responsive and professional I would always recommend Jon to anyone in the real estate market, buying or selling!
Highly likely to recommend
11/14/2013
mmatthes
Helped me buy home
Jon and his team skillfully navigated our purchase process through a very complex and sensitive situation. He has an incredible understanding of the process, the financial components, and many great contacts to go above and beyond and get the deal done. Thanks.
Highly likely to recommend
11/07/2013
miverson5
Listed and sold a home
I first contacted Jon in 2007 to help me find a house in Bellingham. Jon quickly found a good house in a great neighborhood that fit my small budget. Since then my family has grown and of course I approached Jon with the dream of finding something a little bit bigger. Jon immediately formulated a plan and sprang into action. First Jon put me in touch with Bellingham's best mortgage brokers, then he coordinated with me to make sure that my house was in tip top shape to go on the market and get maximum value. Our house had an excellent offer on the first day it went on the market! Throughout the experience of selling a house, going through closing, while finding financing and shopping for a new house - Jon and his team were behind me every step of the way to ensure everything went smoothly and to provide peace of mind when it seemed all too much. Jon executed the plan perfectly and our family is happy in our new home! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/07/2013
scoggins6
Helped me buy and sell homes
My husband and I used Jon to help us purchase our dream home this summer and we were nothing short of impressed. Jon's knowledge of the market is second to none and the attention that he and his team gave us made us feel at ease during what could have been a very stressful process. His negotiating skills are amazing and consequently, saved us thousands of dollars on the purchase price. I highly recommend Jon to anyone and everyone who is looking to sell or buy another home. Sarah Iverson
Maybe recommend
11/06/2013
user35265935
Showed me homes
Local knowledge, great...friendly...availability, great. My one complaint is his slight lack of professionalism. He made a special effort to figure out how likely we were to move to the area. I kept saying it depended on this or that. My impression is that he was worried about wasting his time. Not professional. Understandable, but not professional... considering how much real estate agents make with minimal effort half the time.
Highly likely to recommend
11/01/2013
mimaemerson
Helped me buy home
From start to finish we had a deal in 4 days including back and forth negotiation. Very efficient, personable and professional. The office staff were very helpful and did whatever was necessary to conclude our purchase.
Highly likely to recommend
10/14/2013
michael hutson
Listed and sold a home
Jon helped us sell a challenging property, succeeding where other agents failed. One of Jon?s greatest assets is his in depth knowledge of the area and his ability to sell the highlights of the area as well as the property.
Highly likely to recommend
09/11/2013
user8745121
Listed and sold a home
Jon Hansen and his team did a great job with our home sale in the Cornwall neighborhood in Bellingham,WA. The house had a buyer within 4 days of it being on the market. In addition, we were selling the house from out of state, which they accommodated us very nicely. Thank You!
Highly likely to recommend
09/08/2013
user3231642
Helped me buy home
Jon is a remarkable asset to have when buying or selling a home I recently purchased 2 properties with Jon and it went flawlessly. He was on time and always did what he said he would. His assistants are on top of the paperwork and kept everything moving. He also has many connections on the lending side of the businesses this can be very helpful for first time buyers needing to find financing. I would not hesitate to use Jon again and am currently working on finding another property with him. I would also recommend him to anyone needing a solid real-estate agent in Whatcom county as I have not mean anyone else that has the knowledge of the Whatcom county market that Jon does. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/05/2013
user08648766
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
My husband and I recently built a new home in Whatcom County, and were trying to decide whether we should keep our old home in Bellingham as an investment property, or put it up for sale.I contacted Jon to ask for a consultation about sales options. I got an almost immediate response and he made time to come visit our home that very day. He spent a good hour with us and did some number crunching with us and discussed all the pros and cons of both scenarios. Even though our home was very marketable and would have been quite easy to find a buyer for, Jon made the recommendation that in his opinion would benefit us the most financially, which was that we keep it for a few years if not longer as a rental. I felt that he had our best interests at heart instead of his own financial gain, and to me that showed great integrity which I value tremendously, and in my experience, is hard to find. Since having our home on the market as a rental he has also generously offered himself as a resource for helpful advice and assistance to us as questions arose; again he helped us with the intentions of simply being of service. I would definitely recommend Jon based on the attentiveness, honesty, and helpfulness he displayed in his dealings with us, as well as his obvious in-depth knowledge and expertise in the area of local real estate. If we sell our home in the future or have any other needs, he would be my first and only choice for a realtor. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/27/2013
Leonoto
Helped me buy home
I bought my first home with Jon and his staff. They are very professional, have sound advice, and make you feel as if you are their only client. Jon has a great sense for how much a house is worth, and because of that I got my house for less than I was willing to pay. I have only been unsatisfied with the general contractor that Jon recommended, but I can't fault Jon since I learned that Jon has stopped recommending that general contractor because of his unreliability. Jon and his team are top notch, and I highly recommend them. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/17/2013
user5587640
Showed me homes
While working with Jon, I found him to be extremely knowledgeable about every type of property in Whatcom County. Because he seemed to know and have connections with so many people and has been in the business for so long, he knew the inside scoop on past, current or future listings. He is also very personable and energetic so it was fun to look at properties with him. He really took the time to make a personal connection and build a relationship with my family. He was great with my kids and really understood what would be best for our family. I think he really likes working with people and getting to know them and enjoys his work finding properties and negotiating the best deals for his clients. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2013
user9487263
Listed and sold a home
When deciding to sell our house, Jon was the only realtor, out of 4 that we interviewed, that had a similar vision for fixing it up to sell. Jon agreed that by updating our house not only would we recoup the costs, but it would make the house more saleable. Once listed, Jon and his staff were incredibly helpful assisting us with staging the major rooms of the house, obtaining professional pictures, and providing signage and brochures. Jon uses a variety of marketing. We received an offer on our house within the first month of being on the market and closed in 30 days. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/12/2013
user8958941
Listed and sold a home
There is no one better than Jon and his great team when needing to sell a home. He and his team knew exactly how best to market our home and what we needed to do to get our sale done at the best price without any glitches. Many thanks!!
Highly likely to recommend
07/22/2013
user58289395
Helped me buy home
Jon was on top of things when they needed to be done. His experience, professionalism and just the way Jon deals with people made my experience very easy and pleasurable. I will definitely use Jon Hansen for all my future home buying and selling needs.
Highly likely to recommend
07/17/2013
user32380481
Listed and sold a home
Very skilled at his job. Knowledgeable of the area and willing to talk about areas that fit in with your lifestyle. His company is always ready the answer questions and very professional when called upon the help.
Highly likely to recommend
07/15/2013
jinbham
Helped me buy and sell homes
Top notch service across-the-board. As a local business professional, I have long been familiar with Jon's name in the community. I've seen his advertisements for in the newspaper for years and bumped into him once at a fundraiser at Western Washington University. He always seemed like a solid guy with a good reputation. So I thought I would contact him for my real estate needs last fall. We worked together for several months to find what I was looking for. During that time I came to truly appreciate his knowledge of real estate and his eye for finding value in this unique market. In short, my experience with Jon and his team was A+. I highly recommend him. Less ... More
Do not recommend
07/09/2013
user6211146
Showed me homes
Mr. Hansen only seemed interested in making a higher commission. He continued to show me properties outside of my price range and was using high pressure selling techniques when showing me properties where he was also listed as the seller. I purchased my home from a respectable agent after my terrible day with Mr. Hansen
Response fromJon Hansen
Whoever this is, please stop writing FALSE reviews about me. Why would I show you higher priced homes that you couldn't even get financing for? I would be wasting my time & yours on a sale that could never happen. Doesn't add up.
Highly likely to recommend
07/03/2013
user83519662
Showed me homes
As the owner of a local painting company I have had the pleasure of working with Jon Hansen. He is very knowledgable in all aspects of real estate and has great expertise in helping sellers prepare their home for sale. Jon knows exactly what buyers are looking for and does a wonderful job of showcasing each and every home. I believe his exceptional marketing skills, professionalism, years of experience and friendly personality make him a great choice for your next real estate agent.
Highly likely to recommend
06/17/2013
user1392474
Listed and sold a home
I have known Jon Hansen for many years personally and professionally. If there was ever a Real Estate Professional that knows his business platform it is Jon. Not only does Jon understand the community in which he operates in but he fully understands the future projections that ultimately helps guide the client towards Best In Class Home ownership. Jon understand the sacrifices that must be made in order to fully engage his clients and he does it in a robust professional manner that far exceeds his competitors. It has always been a pleasure working with Jon Hansen and have come to fully understand if you need to make a real estate decision Jon is your Man. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/14/2013
user22624092
Helped me buy home
Jon is upbeat, hard working, and long suffering. He showed my wife and many houses over several months since we had the time to find a house within a small geographical area that would meet our changing needs. We eventually found the perfect house and Jon seamlessly handled all the details of the purchase. We have recommend Jon to friends and will continue to do so. We have also appreciated Jon's commitment to the community and in particular his support and participation with the leadership in both a local kids residential camp and a day camp that our kids have attended. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/13/2013
user2630110
Helped me buy home
My Wife and I had recently relocated to Bellingham from San Francisco and began our search for a house with Jon. We met with Jon and had a genuine and honest conversation with him about our needs. We found that Jon was a sincere listener who was able to grasp our personalities and our wishes quickly then match us with some excellent recommendations and advice on locations. Once we found a property Jon worked patiently to guide us through the process. Through his clarity and dillegence we closed quickly with a price point that was comfortable. We hope to purchase another property next year and will be pleased to work with Jon again. Less ... More
Response fromJon Hansen
Hi Chris... It was fun working together. Your personality is refreshing to have in our community. I am so glad you landed in such a great home. Let's get out on the bay together this summer!
Highly likely to recommend
06/11/2013
tmbeau
Helped me buy home
My wife and I were very happy with the service Jon provided in the purchase of our home. He and his staff were very sensitive to our needs and helpful throughout the process - Tom Beaumont
Highly likely to recommend
06/11/2013
user8099264
Helped me buy home
Jon and his team helped my first time home buying experience feel as smooth as silk. Buying a house is like getting married and as a single guy, I'm a little afraid of commitment? Let?s just say, Jon was the best man that made sure I made it to the altar instead of bailing out the window. Special shout out to Ashleigh. Her knowledge and expertise was icing on the wedding cake. I can confidently say I wouldn?t have signed the papers without Lakeway Reality having my back.
Highly likely to recommend
06/10/2013
user8806068
Helped me buy home
We have purchased two homes with Jon. They both went very smoothly. Jon is friendly and has a lot of knowledge about the area. He works hard and goes to bat for you when needed. We have been very happy working with Jon.
Highly likely to recommend
06/09/2013
user1207270
Helped me buy and sell homes
Jon exceeds standards in every department. He handles business smooth and efficiently, with a wealth of knowledge always in his back pocket. A great person and contributor to the community as well.
Highly likely to recommend
06/08/2013
user24133390
Helped me buy and sell homes
Jon Hansen dealt with me patiently and professionally. It took over a year for me to find the right house to buy in Bellingham. Jon was able to recommend a qualified contractor to fix a problem in the house I was living in when it became time to sell it. He also provided advice on minor updates to the house to make it appeal to more buyers. Jon is a top home seller in the area because of the way he interacts with people. He was more than just a broker hired to sell a house or act as a purchasing agent to buy a new one. He act honestly and with integrity as your agent to help you with you house search or to sell your home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/05/2013
user61520285
Helped me buy and sell homes
I have worked with jon on several transactions here in the bellingham area. I am pleased to refer friends, family, and clients alike to Jon for several reasons. First of all, the marketing and reach to the community is fantastic..The photos are extremely well done, and his listings have the best reach through the community (he is everywhere!). Secondly his knowledge of the market is second to none. Last, but certainly most important he is a brilliant negotiator...He has your best interests at hand, and works hard to get your house sold, or into the house of your dreams. Thanks a million Jon! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/04/2013
user3504411
Listed and sold a home
Jon has helped me to invest wisely in this unique real estate market. Even though the market was down Jon's advice allowed me to profit. He knows the properties in this area very well. And he is great at evaluating the true value of a property.
Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2013
user44384540
Helped me buy and sell homes
Jon Hansen helped me find my first and second condominiums, as well he helped me sell my first condo with a great return on my money. Jon was able to help me identify the best fit for what I needed at each point in my life. Jon was very responsive and easy to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great real estate agent.
Highly likely to recommend
03/18/2013
user3912867
Helped me buy home
Jon's expertise and quality of work is top notch. He got to know us and really looked out for our best interest. If you want to buy a home with ease, confidence and even fun let Jon Hansen and his team find your home!
Highly likely to recommend
03/15/2013
user3591252
Listed and sold a home
I can't thank you enough for getting my house sold on time! We didn't have much time to work with. You are truly a great real estate agent. I will recommend you to anyone looking for a Realtor. Helping me with money to go see the doctor, when I was broke, showed your true character. Thanks again. -Tony
Highly likely to recommend
01/31/2013
user4171914
Showed me homes
I have known and worked with Jon since we met in 2000. He has always had my best in mind in either land or home purchases. His knowledge of Bellingham and Whatcom County have been a huge asset for our family. I have refered scores of people to Jon who are looking for homes or raw land. If you need help finding or selling I highly recommend Jon.
Highly likely to recommend
01/26/2013
user1598008
Listed and sold a home
Jon was great! He gave us all the information we needed and made us feel very comfortable in both buying and selling our new ome. His staff is incredibly helpful are were always there for us. I would recommend Jon Hansen and staff to anyone buying or selling a home.
Highly likely to recommend
01/17/2013
user3300827
Listed and sold a home
Got our property sold Quick and for top price in the market then. Great Negotiator ! Has offered advice on other properties and is very knowledgeable and helpful. We will use Jon for all of our buying and selling needs.
Highly likely to recommend
01/03/2013
user76236839
Helped me buy home
Jon held our hand through the whole process of buying a new home. He is knowledgeable, thorough and above all patient with nervous buyers. you won't regret Working with him. - Ron & Sheila King, happily living in our new home!
Highly likely to recommend
11/12/2012
user42152104
Helped me buy and sell homes
Jon found me an "off market" perfect home for my family! Jon worked hard to understand my needs and then he turned over EVERY stone to find the right home. His hands are literally in every sector of the residential home market. He is so good at finding homes BEFORE they even hit the market. If you are looking for an agent who is super personable and will go the extra mile, Jon is your guy! This business comes naturally to him & he will make everything go smoothly for you.
Highly likely to recommend
09/03/2012
user1257209
Helped me buy home
Jon helped advise me on the purchase of our 2nd home this summer. His knowledge of market values and trends was extremely helpful. Jon encouraged me to keep my 1st home as a rental. Most agents want you to buy quickly... so they can make quick commission. He never pressured me like a typical salesman Jon is more concerned about my long term financial growth. He understands how to utilize real estate as a retirement building block. He is definitely valued as a financial planner & counselor in my book. Jon doesn't just "sell" homes, he owns multiple homes so he knows how to advise based on an insiders perspective. He said he is a 4th generation real estate investor & it shows!!! I will ALWAYS seek Jon's advice and refer him to others. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/02/2012
user0264664
Helped me buy and sell homes
My wife & I hired Jon Hansen to represent us in the purchase of a new home and sale of our existing home. One thing that attracted us to Jon was his immense knowledge of the local market. His personality was extremely pleasant to deal with. Due to his creative strategy & "out of the box" thinking, we were very successful in our real estate ventures. Excellent communication & follow up. Jon's recipie for success negotiating really benefited us! We have sent Jon SEVERAL referrals. We can see why he is the #1 agent in Whatcom County sales. Norm & Michelle Dahl Less ... More
Do not recommend
07/31/2012
user4912697
Helped me buy home
Seemed to be interested in his own interest and commission. Once sale was confirmed, he dropped off. In this particular case he was representing the buyer and seller so it was in his best interest to make the sale. This was my first home purchase and put much trust in my agent, I felt like i was steered away from other properties because of $$ earnings. I learnt this after the fact. I wouldnt not recommend Jon.
Response fromJon Hansen
MLS records show that I have NEVER sold this property (Orchid Place Unit #202). This is a bogus review. Please stop sending bad reviews to agents who have never worked with you. I take great pride in making my clients successful.
Highly likely to recommend
06/28/2012
JuliaCrouch
Listed and sold a home
I am a widow and wanted to sell my home of 24 years and didn?t even know where to start or how to accomplish this big task. Jon was a trusted advisor and guardian angel through the entire project? he boosted my confidence with his knowledgeable experience of the real estate market and gave me such sound advice and support that I was able to accomplish it all and even enjoy the process! His office staff were always available to answer my questions and help with the details. Looking back, I am so glad I chose Jon to be my realtor for this major life event. Less ... More
Response fromJon Hansen
Julia, It was so refreshing to work with you. Your kind & light-hearted way of life is amazing. Thank you for trusting my advice in staging and marketing. We found just the right buyer for your home! I hope we run into each other real soon. -Jon
Highly likely to recommend
06/25/2012
cathrinwitt
Helped me buy home
Jon is in the midst of helping me with buying a house. I'm moving from out of town, and Jon could not be more helpful. He knows about the business and about the area. I consider him a gem of a resource.
Highly likely to recommend
02/20/2012
JoshuaMaxPerry
Helped me buy home
My wife and I met Jon when he showed us a house. From the very first, his keen interest in *our* perspective and needs set him apart from the run-of-the-mill "why don't you buy my house" type of agent. Pros: - Aggressive, enthusiastic attitude. Great advisor for plotting a home-buying strategy. - Jon has a superb knowledge of the market, better and worse neighborhoods, sizing up the seller, and getting the best deal. - Jon is an outside-the-box thinker. He helped us launch three bids simultaneously, to help us get the very best deal. He was very creative about asking for exactly what we wanted from the seller. - I would not want to negotiate on the other side of the table from Jon... :) He's a great guy to have on your side. Knows how to squeeze the last ounce of value out of a transaction. Cons: - Jon can sometimes be a victim of his own success (he gets too busy). He has a great assistant, and returns calls quickly...but he can be a bit absent-minded occasionally. We bought our house with Jon in 2011. I expect to work with him on more home purchases and sales in the future. A fun, ferocious agent to work with. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/18/2012
user748286
Helped me buy home
Jon found a great 5 bedroom close to downtown. It had only been on the market for 5 days and he was still able to talk the seller's into a lower price. I was impressed with how well he knew the city and his advice on purchasing a home. He seemed to be well connected with potential sellers too as we even viewed a few homes there were not yet on the market. It was a good experience and I've recommended him to my friends.
Highly likely to recommend
12/10/2011
mshellhamer
Helped me buy home
I would recommend Jon to any co-worker, friend or family member. My wife and I are both 23 years old and started looking haphazardly at homes this last spring, but once Jon started working with us he really helped us organize our home-owner priorities and had am immense amount of expertise and knowledge of the market. He just really personalized his service to us. Whether it was advice for home shopping, taking a tour of any homes we liked, or helping us make the other contacts we needed to make during the process Jon was ready to help with his amazing support staff. With timely communication and advice he sincerely had our best interest at heart as he saw the entire transaction through. He was able to bring the cost well below the original asking price of the seller and helped us find a great home that we can see ourselves staying in for many years. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/08/2011
misb
Helped me buy home
This guy was really something..Local area Knowledge was very, very impressive.. And on top of it he is a really great guy to know. He knows everyone in every area and field of expertiese, which enabled me to make an informed decision on what to buy and even when not to buy. Very professional and personable.. and what a negotiator he is.. freakishly good.. I paid way less and got way more than I ever thought I would.. Thanks Jon.
Response fromJon Hansen
It was great to work with you, Ron! We had fun together didn't we?! I am so glad we found you such a great home. Thanks for your referrals too... I really appreciate it.
Highly likely to recommend
11/30/2011
nsatu
Helped me buy home
I purchased a condo in downtown Bellingham with the help of Jon in the fall of 2008. Jon was easy to work with, and took lots of time out of his schedule to show me many different properties before helping me find the perfect one. He steered me away from bad investment choices (buildings that have lost lots of value in the past 3 years since my purchase) and helped me find a building that is holding its value very well. I would recommend Jon to anyone.
Highly likely to recommend
11/30/2011
bellinghamre
Listed and sold a home
Working with Jon was a pleasure. He got out house sold quickly and provided invaluable advice throughout a temultuous sales process. I assumed it because so many people choose Jon to work with but he really is one of the best in the business.
Highly likely to recommend
10/09/2011
richycarter
Listed and sold a home
Best Realtor I have been associated with. He works hard and smart for you. I have had three quick sales with him, all at top of the market prices!
Highly likely to recommend
10/07/2011
JQuinn3
Listed and sold a home
I am a successful financial advisor who meets daily with many clients and collaborates with local professionals. When my clients need a real estate advisor, I am happy to refer them to Jon Hansen. He is NOT a salesman. Jon will lay out a strategy and plan of attack that infuses your needs with the reality of the market. I've not met a better negotiator. When I sold my own home, Jon was able to get me a price higher than market value. He and his staff at the office were very responsive and attentive to my needs as a client and the feedback I've received from the clients I have referred to him, is positive. If you are looking to buy, you need Jon's knowledge of the market and his negotiating expertise Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/28/2011
jbmacg
Helped me buy home
Jon was the listing agent for a home we'd had our eye on for quite some time. When it came back on the market, he worked overtime with us to determine whether it was the right home for us, and really took a personal interest in our journey as prospective home buyers. He is an artful and skilled negotiator who understands the nuances of the very emotionally charged process of home buying. We feel very comfortable working with him, and have enjoyed our relationship with him.