Can't tell you how much we appreciate your friendship not to mention your excellent professional counseling that made our Roanoke Reef purchase possible...like you (as I'm sure you know by now) we need and want to live on or very near the water...and knowing that someday we will have to give up the 'big boating' thing, it is very exciting for us to be able to transition to a place that is still on the water and that a dream that we both have had has really come to be...and now that we actually have our very own "Pied de Mer" we are just getting more and more thrilled about it...and we thank you so much for helping to make it all happen. 'You really do make dreams come true.'
You know, you are about the best Realtor we have ever encountered......and believe me after buying over 100 million dollars of real estate, we know.
Thank you for all of your tireless effort to help us purchase our new home and sell our previous one. Everything you did was truly exceptional...from the wonderful photos & layout of advertisements to generating interest...we always were confident you were working for us. Most important, though, to us was the time and attention you spent on us. We always felt reassured at the right times throughout both the purchase and sale process, and our confidence in you only grew as time went on. You set a high standard of excellence that is evident in everything you do & the way you treat people whether they are your clients or someone else's. You've got our strongest endorsement and we are very satisfied clients.
Like master artist, Dale Chihuly, Rick Miner orchestrates, directs, and captures more in your home than your eyes have ever seen. Rick delivers buyers who have found their dream through his eyes. He's the "quintessential artist" of real estate presentations and sales.
Rick & Joyce, we don't know how we can express how wonderful the experience of buying our home has been. Thank you for your weariless efforts & time spent with the both of us. We were always impressed with your vast knowledge of Seattle and its neighborhoods . You took the time to get to know us, what was important to us, and ensure that we found a home that exceeded any & all of our expectations and was within our budget. We can honestly say we enjoyed the entire process. When it rains, as it often does in Seattle, there is an expression... "today is a good day for ducks." Rain or shine, any day is a good day with DUCKIN! Thank you both once again!
Thanks again for another great real estate experience. Even though the economic waters were choppy, you helped us sail right out of our condo into a wonderful new nest that had everything we were looking for. When others had given up trying to sell in this market, we trusted your savvy marketing techniques would soon find us a buyer. You have expertly guided us through two purchases and one sale since we moved to Seattle and we truly appreciate the personal touch and professionalism that you have provided us from listing to closing. We might be in our new place for a while, but we will definitely recommend you to anyone who might be looking for the next home of their dreams in Seattle.
Joe and I would love to let everyone know that Duckin.com is everything its' quacked up to be….and more! I guess that we have had more real estate transactions than most folks, as this is our 11th property - and 4 of the homes were purchased as raw land, over 4 different countries. While other people travel - we just move! If our Quackamomial helps even one client to realize that the right agent is the most important factor in their sale or purchase, then we're happy.
Greg and I had no idea what we were getting into when we enlisted Rick and his team to sell our farmhouse in Kirkland. We had just spent 2 years lovingly restoring our craftsman home and were thrilled with the presentation that was put together to showcase the house. Not only is Rick an artist, but he is also a true business professional who treats his clients with the utmost respect. In a very depressed economic environment, he was able to turn the difficult task of buying and selling a home into a pleasurable experience for both of us. We would definitely turn to Rick again for support on future real estate projects.
Rick and Joyce, It has been a pleasure working with you over the years through the purchase and sale of two properties. The consistent advertising, the open houses, and promoting my property with brokers and agents from other firms helped immeasurably. You were always available to answer questions, kept me well-informed and returned my calls promptly. Your tireless, ever thinking and continuously optimistic attitude and personal efforts resulted in the sale of my home. Our professional relationship has developed into a wonderful friendship that I will always value.
My wife and I finally decided to sell our family home of 25 years. During that time of wrestling with downsizing, looking at every conceivable kind of property, and ultimately moving, Rick and Joyce Miner generously stuck with us. They opened all-too-many real estate lock boxes with patience and good humor, and often held our hands with kindness and knowledge. In the long process of selling and buying they became trusted friends. Available 24/7, out of town or not, they always answer the phone with a courteous and reassuring voice. If they don't know what's quacking, they find out. If you have ruffled feathers, they smooth them out. They find joy in their work and it is contagious. Rick and Joyce are honest, intelligent, reliable, and service-oriented professionals, which makes them real estate brokers par excellence!
Rick is a great guy and proves over and over how good he is with clients, past and future. No wonder he is so successful. Thanks Rick! You are the best Realtor I know!
When we decided to sell our precious houseboat we chose the pros who sold it to us five years earlier, Rick and Joyce Miner. They know the Seattle market and understand the intricacies of the floating home world so well. We wanted a team approach. One where we could have input into how our home was staged and marketed and we got just that and more. Their real estate connections are extensive and they have a deep understanding of the use of various media. Rick set up gorgeous magazine quality photos and Joyce was a good support person with a flair for understanding our needs. When it quickly became time to make the deal, we were lucky ducks to have them by our side working for our best interests.
Looking for a new place was not something we were looking forward to when we started out. Rick made the whole experience very enjoyable and relaxed. No pressure and allowed you to have your own thoughts about the many impressions. We ended up finding a beautiful place and a new friend: Rick. Rick thank you again for everything.
Rick Miner showed us homes for almost 5 years. Together, we must have seen at least 50 houses before we bought and Rick was always good-natured, patient, and kept his sense of humor with us. He made himself available to us, night and day, and never minded all of our calls. Rick is very knowledgeable about real estate and we always felt we were in good hands. I would highly recommend Rick and his wife Joyce as agents who have their clients' best interests in mind. And they are fun to work with!
Rick is a wonderful agent and really knows houseboats. He helped us sell our houseboat in a very timely manner in spite of dealing with some difficult situations with prospective buyers. He was professional throughout the process and went way beyond what most agents do in using the internet, photos, etc. My husband and I would definitely refer him to other sellers and buyers.
Rick's vast knowledge of the Seattle market was instrumental in my first home purchase. He did his best to find me the perfect place. He also went above and beyond, even coming over after I had closed to help correct some minor imperfections. Rick is one of the most caring agents around. I highly recommend him to prospective buyers and sellers.
From the moment I spoke to Rick a few months ago from my old office in Chicago, I had a feeling that he would be the perfect ally in my real estate adventure and move to Seattle - and I was right! Rick has lived in Seattle for many years and embraces the unique waterfront lifestyle it has to offer. Coming from the shores of Lake Michigan, I knew I wanted to be by the water, so Rick focused our real estate search on that. Since I couldn't be in Seattle during most of the search, Rick would go to my favorite properties and take photos and videos and post them online with notes for me. When I was ready to make an offer, that's when Rick's real expertise shone through. He truly helped manage price expectations, inspections, and other significant details. The next few days and weeks were a flurry of long-distance negotiating and Rick was a pro throughout. His integrity and honesty are unmistakable. In the end, I got my dream home for a great price, and I have a lifelong friend in my new Seattle neighborhood. I had to be away from home shortly after my closing, and Rick went over and made sure the place was secure and even did a little drywall repair for me that the seller's had left un-done. Finally, to welcome me to my home, Rick and his wife Joyce presented me with a great gift basket full of goodies. I truly believe I wouldn't be sitting here in my new home if it hadn't been for his real estate expertise and skillful negotiating. He made the process easy for me from start to finish! Rick Miner proved that he is one of the best real estate agents in Seattle, if not the entire region and even the country. At the moment, I can't imagine moving again, but if I ever do, I will look forward to working with Rick again!
I recommend Rick Miner without reservation. I have known Rick for about 1.5 years. I first found him via his website, duckin.com. We were in the market for waterfront, and Rick shuttled us around the Seattle and outlaying areas - to see traditional waterfront, and houseboats - always with an excellent attitude, which was amazing given the number of houses we visited! He even showed us houses using his boat, in addition to his car!! When we did finally buy our waterfront place on three tree point, rick was a great asset. We were in a multiple offers situation, and rick's many years of experience paid off! Also, we had a very tight close, and I did not think it would be possible to accomplish this, and rick did great in making sure it happened! Also, I recommend rick as a seller's broker too. This past summer we had to sell my mom's townhouse in Bellevue. After Rick Miner and his excellent marketing team prepared the home for sale (including pictures, videos, staging, etc...), we were fortunately to have multiple offers, and we ended up with a final price of approx 10% more than asking. Rick was also great with communicating with multiple family members, because it was an estate sale. Not an easy thing! Rick is a real pro and a fun guy. We have become good friends.
For several years, Bruce and I have noticed Rick Miner's real estate successes with his creative marketing concepts. When it came time to select a Realtor to sell our beautiful, remodeled home in Magnolia there was no doubt in our minds who would meet our highest expectations of achieving top of the market sales results. I was a Realtor in San Marino, California prior to moving to Seattle and I know what great marketing can achieve. Rick's branding, Duckin.com, is fun, recognizable and says, "results!" I have worked with Rick for nine years as a stager. He has special "Hollywood" magic in his work with his web site, photography and virtual tours. Rick's extraordinary peoples skills are an asset at open houses and networking with associate brokers. Those assets ultimately achieved a happy ending for our buyers and for us (sellers). Rick and Joyce Miner are a joy to work with as friendly and confident professionals. We will always remain friends with them and continue to talk their praise. Give Rick a quack! Duckin.com
When you came down the channel the other night in your new boat, it reminded me that I haven’t talked to you in a while. I assume all is well in your world with the improving real estate market. I never hesitate to tell people h...ow lucky I was when I first made contact with you when we were looking at floating homes, and how you continued to show me property after we ended up passing on No.18 after we had negotiated a deal. It had to be Karma! We would not have been as happy in that unit as we are in No. 11. I still recall when you showed me this house in the winter and we came up on the roof. You knew this house was perfect for us and you were 100% right! It is an awesome property and I swear it is the best on the dock—regardless of us being on the back row. We have the most open floor plan of all the units I’ve looked at on the dock, plus the full rooftop deck that we obviously use all the time. Thank you very much for helping make this possible and believing that I had the ability to pull this off! You helped make a huge difference in our lives and I’ll always be grateful. Thank you....
Newly back to the Seattle area with 2 small children and not much free time or connections to the real estate market, we were referred to Rick & Joyce Miner through a friend. Rick was just the seasoned, yet patient, realtor to give us the time and space to find the home that was best fit for our family in the long run. Rick spent months taking us to numerous properties from Ballard to Cedar Lake to Broadview to Lake Forest Park, providing us with a great idea of the market and different neighborhoods, He then gave us time to "wait" for the perfect property to pop up (it took us a year to find the perfect home). And as soon as that home popped up, Rick put his sales skills to work to help us put together a winning bid out of 5 total offers. Rick will be there for you throughout the buying process - a trusted friend and advisor. We enjoyed working with him and hope you do, too!