Jon Hansen

18 years of work experience
Lakeway Realty
3547 Lakeway Drive
Bellingham, WA, 98229
(360) 419-6041

Ratings & reviews (137)

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Highly likely to recommend
08/21/2015
zuser20150510082105359
Helped me buy home
Jon Hanson has the skill and knowledge to get the deal done quickly and efficiently. Buying or selling I would recommend Jon and his staff to get the job done. Jon and his staff are very professional and easy to work with from start to finish. If you want the best hire Jon Hanson to buy or sell, you will be glad you did.
Highly likely to recommend
08/19/2015
user5685068
Helped me buy home
From our first consultation with Jon through our closing, we were given superior customer service. Jon has extensive knowledge of all aspects of real estate and was able to find us exactly what we were looking for in a home. We felt Jon's professionalism, strategy, and proactive and creative approach during our purchase was what ideally made us the proud owners of our new home. Jon sets the bar high and has fine tuned his career as a top notch realtor!
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2015
donmil66
Helped me buy home
Jon helped find the perfect house for us because he listened to our needs/desires, happily spent the necessary time with us showing properties, crafted a well thought out strategy and executed on that strategy flawlessly. We very much appreciated Jon?s attention to detail, creative strategy and quick thinking when dealing with what can be a very stressful situation, i.e., buying a house. Jon brought all of this to the table from the very beginning. From day 1, Jon listened to our needs/desires, understood our finance options and gave us valuable feedback on our desired locations. He didn't waste time showing us properties that weren't a good fit for us either stylistically, financially or locational. He spent the time to get to know us and was creative with the options we had available to us. Jon was creative and aggressive in making those options work to our advantage. He knew the facts related to the seller/property and was able to use these facts in negotiating a deal that we were very satisfied with. In the end, we feel like we got exactly the house we wanted stylistically/financially/locational, enjoyed the experience of working with Jon and cannot think of anything that we would've changed in the process. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2015
chiodom
Helped me buy home
I have asked Jon for real estate advice for several years now. His strategies and ideas have always helped me tremendously, largely stemming from his vast experience. I am a physician who sees patients daily seeking an accurate diagnosis. Jon's experience level is unmatched which allows him to give the best possible diagnosis to his clients. I highly recommend Jon as your next advisor, you won't regret it
Highly likely to recommend
07/29/2015
zuser20150610185500400
Helped me buy home
I am a businessman in Bellingham WA and customer care is my primary concern. In turn, I look for that same treatment when I am in a consumer role. It was a pleasure working with Jon Hanson, full of energy, respectful, hard working, and did what it took to see that we found the home that matched us perfectly. He is an expert in lake shore property or anywhere else you might desire looking to live. We were so happy with Jon, we allowed him to list and sell our home as well. I would not hesitate to utilize Jon again and highly recommend him for all your housing needs! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/13/2015
zuser20140717131011352
Helped me buy home
Jon helped make our first home buying experience very easy and almost effortless. Jon and his team were very responsive, readily available and clearly made it a priority to meet with us if we had questions, wanted to check out an open house, or just wanted to discuss the home buying process. Jon was informative and had a wealth of knowledge that was valuable as we walked through houses together, talked about the advantages and disadvantages of certain neighborhoods and finding creative ways to make certain properties fit within our budget. He knows the city of Bellingham and the greater Whatcom county area very well and it's clear to see why he has had so much success as a real estate agent. The Lakeway Realty team also made the process simple for us with online forms, detailed reports and timelines and easy access via phone or email. I would definitely use Jon Hansen and the Lakeway Realty team again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/11/2013
user8528479
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.
Highly likely to recommend
11/11/2013
user73666987
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
11/13/2013
user8904001
Listed and sold a home
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
Highly likely to recommend
11/13/2013
user1275844
Listed and sold a home
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
11/13/2013
JoeyJanofski
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
11/13/2013
NancyBrennan30
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
11/12/2013
BeccaAppel
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
11/12/2013
user179790443
Listed and sold a home
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
11/11/2013
GerrardCenteno
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
11/11/2013
MarkFrederick
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
11/11/2013
user9197763
Listed and sold a home
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
11/11/2013
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
11/11/2013
user8925541
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
06/03/2015
zuser20150330111221689
Helped me buy home
Jon Hansen was absolutely great to work with. He was aggressive but not pushy. He let us take our time and he listened to us which ended us in a house we LOVE. It was a great experience.
Highly likely to recommend
05/31/2015
roadtroll94
Listed and sold a home
You should be very pleased if you hire Jon Hansen to sell your home, or to help you buy one. I have interviewed several agents in the past for 3 different house sales, and one home purchase. On my last home sale in Whatcom County, I met Jon doing an open house at a neighbor's, and after talking with him awhile, and doing some research, I knew he was an agent who would work his tail off for my best interests, and so I hired him for my listing. He is a non-stop worker, who knows everything about the area, keeps current on the housing market, and so knowledgeable about rules and regulations. He was not afraid to invest his money in advertising to sell my home. I wish I had met him sooner. He is so NOT the kind of agent who takes a listing and then you never hear from him again. This man was actively working my listing daily, always quickly returned my calls, answered my questions, researched things I wanted to know, professional, honest and pleasant to work with, was my rock through my sale negotiations, and held my hand basically through the escrow process. It is no surprise to me that he seems to have so many more listings, and sales than most agents in the area. Would I hire him again, Yes, without a doubt, thus why I looked him up recently to help me find a new home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/27/2015
zuser20150104015212226
Helped me buy home
Third time's a charm! After two not-so-pleasant realtor experiences, we finally found a realtor with the tenacity, patience and candor to find us exactly what we wanted. Being new to the area, we found Jon's well established history provided us with a wealth of knowledge regarding Bellingham schools, neighborhoods, parks, home values and even references for additional services needed. From day 1 to day 121, Jon was highly responsive and available to show us homes, answer questions, and meet in a neighborhood coffee shop to talk strategy. We always felt Jon was brutally honest and professional with his advice. This is our third home to buy, but I don't see how we could have managed this one without Jon. Less ... More
Response fromJon Hansen
Let's not forget to mention that you were also pregnant! Ha! I loved working with your family. Call me for the house warming BBQ and I will bring over a nice slab of King Salmon. Congrats on landing such an amazing home... I wish you many happy years there.
Highly likely to recommend
05/26/2015
pauln87
Helped me buy home
I have been working with Jon for over five years. He is always available and is looking out for my best interest. Jon is very knowledgeable about the current market status and prices. If you want to buy or sell a home then I would recommend contacting Jon.
Highly likely to recommend
05/04/2015
leenewman3815
Listed and sold a home
Absolutely amazing experience - we began looking for a new house in January and with the great help of Jon and his associates, we were able to sell our house and move into our new home the first week in April. -Sharron & Lee
Highly likely to recommend
05/03/2015
zuser20140525103237382
Helped me buy home
Great local knowledge and kept our needs at top priority when home shopping. Very upfront about pros and potentialy cons of each property we were interested in. As first time home buyers, he was a great resource.
Highly likely to recommend
04/20/2015
zuser20141224111935333
Helped me buy home
Jon is an excellent and honest real estate salesman. We do not like pushy sales, and we did not experience that. Good thing because my wife would have fired him on the spot. Instead we were both very pleased with his knowledge of the area, the wonderful homes he found for us in our range, and the fact that he has listings before they hit the market. We found an incredible home, exactly where I wanted it, in a great area, and the price was perfect. I have referred Jon Hansen to 2 other family members. One of which closes this week. Thank to the Jon and the Lakeway team!!! Less ... More
Response fromJon Hansen
Hi Fred & Renee, I am so glad we found the perfect house for you before it hit the market! I'm sure you'll feel like you are at a spa every time you use that awesome walk-in shower. It was truly a pleasure to work together. Thank you for the two referrals you've sent me.
Highly likely to recommend
04/19/2015
higbeemj
Listed and sold a home
We met Jon at various open houses that we had gone to prior to listing our home with him. We liked the fact that he was knowledgable, but not pushy with regards to his listings. At the time we were going to open houses we had no intention of selling our home. When we did decide to sell, we discussed the various agents that we had crossed paths with and interviewed several that we felt were very good. Jon won us over by his expertise in waterfront property and the fact that he really saw the value in our unique waterfront location. We had a timeline and with a very aggressive approach Jon helped us to make it happen. He or one of his very professional team members were always readily available. We recommend him without hesitation if you are wanting to get your home sold. Less ... More
Response fromJon Hansen
Hi Jim & Margaret, Thank you for the opportunity to sell one of the most amazing view homes in Bellingham. You were literally the ideal clients to work with. You listened to my advice and we worked well together! So glad you could move close to the grandkids.
Highly likely to recommend
04/13/2015
elaineginter
Showed me homes
Earlier this year I was considering buying a home in the Bellingham area to be closer to my little grand-children. Jon and his team were kind, helpful and wonderful to work . I evaluated if it was the right fit for me to make a big move and purchase there. At this time I am remodeling my current home to make it more desirable to sell. I have decided not to move just yet, however I will certainly call them when I am completely ready to take the homeownership leap again!
Highly likely to recommend
03/22/2015
b17wood
Listed and sold a home
Jon recently sold 2 homes for me on Lake Whatcom over $1,000,000. After having previously been listed with another firm with no action, we called Jon because of his reputation for marketing. He was referred to us by our real estate attorney. Jon came in with a unique strategy and plan of attack in a down market. His professional photography, aerial photos, and on site publications greatly exceeded our expectations. I sold both homes at the top of their market values in an expedient amount of time. I would recommend Jon to anyone needing an agent who does more than the normal listing agent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/14/2015
dringwald4
Helped me buy and sell homes
It's all about the marketing with Jon. We were reluctant to put our home on the market in October, thinking spring was "selling season" in Whatcom County. Jon asked us to give it a month and our home was sold in 10 days! Jon works with a professional team - one member helped us stage the house. Another was a professional photographer that took fabulous pictures inside and out, highlighting our lake view - he even used a drone for overhead shots. Jon's placement on Zillow of these beautiful pictures drew a buyer to an Open House where Jon had available a wonderful loan officer to ease the whole process. As well as being the consummate professional, Jon has a heart. When he heard that I work with homeless youth, Jon donated part of his earnings to sponsor 8 summer camp scholarships for these high school students. I highly recommend Jon if you are buying or selling a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/09/2015
njbrossoit
Helped me buy home
I have built, bought, sold, and lived in several homes in my 56 years in Washington. During this span and in light of all the related experiences, Jon and his assistant, Cindy, are the most caring, competent, and effective I have ever worked with. If you are selling or buying, you will be in great hands. We just closed today on the home of our dreams. It was a complex deal, and Jon got us through it well.
Highly likely to recommend
01/08/2015
ROSECITYCONDO
Helped me buy home
Jon's skill and speed at his job blew me away. I met Jon Hansen when looking for a house to buy in Bellingham. Jon responded to my Monday morning request for more information within an hour and immediately negotiated my offer to the sellers to exactly what I wanted. The final agreement was signed the next day. On the third day, Jon was able to tell me my first prospective renters were ideal - because he knew them and their families from around Bellingham. Jon is by far the best realtor I have ever worked with and made this somewhat intimidating process really enjoyable. He also offered me valuable insights about real estate investing that can only come from experience. What set Jon apart from some of the other realtors is that he took the time to understand why and what I was doing, then went to bat for me like he meant it. I am very grateful for his expertise and wholeheartedly recommend him. Thanks Jon! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/03/2015
whiterockbeach
Showed me homes
My wife and I had a great experience with Jon. He grew up in the area and has knows the Whatcom property market so well that he instantly knew each home we told him we had researched on Zillow, and he had either previously sold or been inside most of them. Jon is highly personable, easy to deal with and took great interest in getting to know exactly what we were looking for. He communicates quickly and frequently without being pushy and was always able to find us the information we needed for our search. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/02/2015
donmiller2000
Helped me buy home
Jon did an amazing job of quickly and efficiently negotiating a very Desirable building lot for me, at a great price!!! He is a true professional that knows just what to do, to get the job done and makes appropriate suggestions and follows up!:)
Highly likely to recommend
11/10/2014
user4823051
Listed and sold a home
Jon helped us list and sell a heritage home in rural Whatcom County. We chose Jon Hansen Realty because of the volume of homes the team sells - we knew our home would be a challenge to sell so we wanted to be part of a listing/marketing system that had proven to work for so many others. From the start, Jon did a great job coaching and mentoring us through the selling process. His industry knowledge helped us choose the right listing price and he quickly invested marketing dollars into our listing that led to a buyer stepping forward. Of course when a 100 year old home is involved, funky things can pop up during the inspection period. Jon used his negotiation skills to keep the deal together. Jon also represented us as buyers. He showed us homes in Bellingham that helped us define our target neighborhood. We had to be patient, but when the right home came on the market Jon and his team helped us act quickly to seal the deal in a competitive market. Coaching, industry knowledge, marketing, and negotiation skills buy and sell homes - we found Jon to be skilled in all of those areas. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/09/2014
averynest2
Listed home, but didn't sell
Jon is the most exceptional realtor I have ever met. He really knows the market and used all available promotional means to sell my house at a price higher than other agents thought possible. He is totally honest and has a great support staff to help meet all needs immediately. I highly recommend him to anyone wishing to sell or buy real estate in Whatcom County.
Likely to recommend
11/08/2014
judi boss
Listed and sold a home
Even without an Open House and plentiful flyers, my home sold within 90 days, much to my complete surprise, due to Jon and his team's expertise. I might add that Jon's team is exceptional. Whenever he was not available, a team member stepped in to answer questions immediately via phone or email. Everything went smoothly, and my family and I are forever grateful.
Highly likely to recommend
11/07/2014
stevendavery
Listed and sold a home
It was such a pleasure to have someone who is so friendly and professional sell our house! Jon's expertise and advice were invaluable. From the very start when he advised us on what we needed to do to get our house ready to sell, through the sale of the house, and all the details through closing, Jon was always there to guide us. Jon made us feel like family and we give him the highest possible recommendation!
Highly likely to recommend
11/04/2014
kvolp uc
Helped me buy home
Jon was excellent to work with. From the beginning his primary focus was understanding what we were looking for and letting us set the pace for our search. Once we found a house that we wanted to move on, Jon acted fast and did everything in his power to assure we secured the property on favorable terms and minimized the effort required of us to handle the mechanics of the purchase/negotiations. He knows the Bellingham market through and through and never seemed to "tell us what we wanted to hear". Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/04/2014
zuser20140618084610809
Helped me buy home
Working with Jon made the process easier and faster. He understood what we wanted and didn't waste our time, nor tried to "sell" us. He knows the area like an expert should and took the time necessary at each appointment to thoroughly inspect each house with us to see if it would be a good fit. Highly recommended!
Highly likely to recommend
11/03/2014
marc7885
Listed and sold a home
Our nonprofit organization has used Jon for two transactions. In both he has proved himself knowledgeable about current market trends and extremely helpful. He responded to our needs and questions quickly. He is a very positive person; upbeat and enthusiastic. Jon has also volunteered his time at our organization for many years now, so we know Jon well and appreciate his commitment to our organization.
Response fromJon Hansen
Thanks Marc! I love what The Firs does and what it stands for with the youth of our community. You have my support any time you need it. Keep up the good work!
Highly likely to recommend
10/31/2014
normsmith7
Showed me homes
My experience with Jon was unbelievably beneficial and very professional. My wife and I were looking at an older farm house near lake Whatcom. On the advice of the mortgage lender we engaged Jon as our broker to deal with the reality company who was representing the owner. During several meetings both at the house and with Jon, several "red flags" started to crop up, they ranged from the typically give in take on the offer, but also with heating system, the sump pump in the basement and also trying to get an explanation on visible water line in the basement. Jon did yeoman work on trying to get answers to these issues (and others) and at the end of the day the reality company representing the property owners did not provide any details on these "red flags" and in fact would not negotiate on the listed price. My wife and I set down and had a long and frank discussion with Jon on how his negotiating was going overall, and he honestly described the difficulties involved and that he felt it was in our best interest to pull our offer and let this cool and then engage with the reality company at a later date. We took Jon's advice and pulled our offer. It was great advice, after we pulled our offer, the house was sold to another buyer, it was not more than two weeks later that we found out that the heating pump system had to be replaced and since we lived near the property we observed many maintenance providers at the house over a two month span. Jon's expertise was instrumental in keeping us from both having buyers remorse had we just given in and just purchased this property, it would have been a financial disaster given what we observed on what had to be fixed or replaced. Jon is an honest and is a professional, we owe him our greatest thanks and when we do decided to sell our home Jon is the guy we will work with. Thank You very much!!! Less ... More
Response fromJon Hansen
Thanks Norm! I am so glad you didn't buy that house. It was a complete money pit. Thanks for all of your trust.
Highly likely to recommend
10/30/2014
wilson1238206
Listed and sold a home
Quick to meet with new clients, offers a fair and honest estimate on what price and time line is needed to market and sell the home. Jon is well respected with other realtors. Listing with him provides credibility and attention within the real estate industry in Whatcom County.
Do not recommend
10/30/2014
zuser20140731090942122
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
Completely disappeared and passed me off to a jr. contact. In case you do not know Agents get a referral fee when they pass your name to another agent. To me it appears that John's business is to use places like Zillow to gather clients, pass them to others and collect the referral fee.
Response fromJon Hansen
I would never pass anyone off to a "Junior" agent. My business is built on receiving referrals from many local business owners who value my expertise in having sold over 1000 homes. I am personally advising all of my clients on the best possible strategies to buy or sell their home. Perhaps you were looking in a city that I don't service?!
Highly likely to recommend
10/13/2014
ryanwilliamp6
Helped me buy home
Jon Hansen was a blast to work with! At first I was worried that I would not be able to find a home that fit my budget as well as give me enough room. Jon Hansen immediately put me at ease! He has EXTENSIVE knowledge of the region, and knew of homes and unique situations I wouldn't have been able to find my self. He listened to my concerns, and his team coached me through closing! Thank You Jon! I'm now a homeowner!
Highly likely to recommend
10/02/2014
ginnyrutherford
Listed and sold a home
I have worked with Jon Hansen for many years. He has sold property to me and sold property for me. He is very professional and has tools and referrals for services that make the sale easy. I am also an interior designer and Jon has a great eye for what makes a property sell the quickest and maximizing the profits. Jon also has a wide client base so he can find a buyer for some of the most difficult properties. Jon works really hard to put buyers and sellers together. I can highly recommend him. Less ... More
Response fromJon Hansen
Hi Ginny, Thanks for the great review. It's always fun to work with you!
Highly likely to recommend
09/30/2014
tquinn44
Listed and sold a home
Jon provided excellent customer service was able to close our sale in a short period of time with little to no hassle. I would recommend Jon as an informative customer oriented real estate salesman. We will have no hesitation in using Jon again.
Response fromJon Hansen
Trevor, Welcome to Lake Whatcom! I will be bringing over a slab of salmon to grill up and celebrate.
Highly likely to recommend
09/30/2014
kirkwpotter
Helped me buy home
My wife and I moved to Bellingham and rented a house on the lake while we took the time to find the house that would meet our needs and be located in the specific area we wanted. We had time and the search took time. Jon and his assistant were both very patient showing many houses over a 6 month period. We turned down so many houses I began referring to us as the "Clients from Hell". Jon and his assistant continued to be very patient. We eventually found a house. He gave us very good advice and we got into the deal and out of the deal effortlessly when serious problems were revealed during inspection. Jon never pressured us to continue with the deal. We eventually did find the perfect house, in our budget, and right where we wanted to be, which was about a block from the house we were renting. Jon took us though that purchase seamlessly. During the search period we got to know Jon and came to appreciate not only his expertise and sage council on houses, neighborhoods, and schools. We also appreciated his commitment to the community. He is very active mentoring local youth and young adults, and is committed to a camp program in the community where he leads, volunteers, and is an active supporter. We have recommended several friends to Jon and he has delivered for them as well. Less ... More
Response fromJon Hansen
Kirk, You were NOT the "clients from Hell." You and Debbie are some of the nicest people I've ever met. I am so glad you landed in the perfect location!
Do not recommend
09/24/2014
willie393
Listed and sold a home
I hesitate to say Mr. Hansen sold my home as he was not involved in anything but writing the contract. He couldn't even be bothered to show up at closing. It's interesting that the only bad reviews responded to are "FALSE". Doubt it. He was personally involved in NOTHING. The property was listed (late) and just left for others to show. In 5 weeks he didn't answer e-mails, questions, correct errors in listing and didn't show once. His associate was left to everything including my frustration. In the two years that I lost my husband and had to sell it was all worse that I had to pay him. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/23/2014
isasonrisa
Helped me buy home
We bought a home and Jon Hansen was amazing throughout the process. He was available and always willing to show us the properties that we were interested in. he is an expert in understanding what we were looking for and always had a smile on his face when we met. I would recommend Jon for anyone that is seriously interested in purchasing a home... He is terrific!! :)
Likely to recommend
09/23/2014
masenn
Listed and sold a home
Jon helped us sell our lakefront property in Sudden Valley. His photos of the property were excellent and his staff were helpful. Jon was very good in the negotiation stage of the sale transaction.
Response fromJon Hansen
Martin, THANK YOU for referring me to Roy & Michelle to sell their lake view home! I appreciate all of your trust. Sorry to see you move off of the lake. Call me next time you are in town and I will take you to dinner!
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
Response fromJon Hansen
Kim, Thank you for your amazingly positive outlook throughout the home buying process. Every time we get together, it is a breath of fresh air. Thanks for the great review!
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
Response fromJon Hansen
Thanks Rob. I am always available to answer real estate questions for you or any of your accounting clients. Don't forget to order the steak sandwich :)
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.
Response fromJon Hansen
I was not your real estate agent. You were working with a different agent. I can't ethically talk to you when I am not representing you. Real estate agents always promote the homes they have sold. It's all public record anyway. I am sorry you have come to this opinion of me. I have never even met you.
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
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. We were trying to find a house that met our needs and that was located within a specific geographical area. 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. John's team was very helpful in helping us find the perfect house. They were very professional and easy to work with in every aspect. 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. John has also been active in mentoring youth and young adults in the community. He is above all consistently well like by both those who known him and those he has worked with. Less ... More
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
02/24/2012
user01631
Helped me buy home
As a novice to the world of real estate I was timid and anxious to begin my search for my perfect first home. I had always dreamed of my first house being picturesque, but friends and family warned that I would not have my dream house my first go at it. They never met Jon Hansen. Not only was Jon down to earth and professional, he listened to my needs and wants and searched until we found my perfect house together. Jon may sell houses, but he creates homes. I can almost guarantee that he had dozens of clients during our search, but he would have fooled me because through my experience with Jon, I felt like not only was I his only client, but his most important client ever. The diligence, attention to detail, his amazing staff that were kind and courteous and made me feel a part of the process every step of the way; that is the experience you only dream of, yet it is the only experience you will get with Lakeway Realty. I cannot express my gratitude enough and will continue to praise Jon and his wonderful assistants for making the most nerve wracking event of my life the easiest thing I have ever done. Thanks Jon! Less ... More
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.