Our Clients Say it Best!
George expertly guided me through the process of preparing and staging, pricing and negotiation, open house and showing, and ultimately selling and then buying – all pretty much within the time frame that George had predicted! He never failed to respond to all of my questions, concerns, and moments of apprehension which only served to reinforce the confidence I had in him. On the rare occasion that he was not available, Alyssa and Brandon were right there to step in and ensure uninterrupted communication! I highly recommend George! He promised me success right from the beginning…and he definitely delivered!
Brandon is the real deal. He knew all the relevant information for us to be competitive in the current market. He was exceptionally professional and made us feel like we were his only clients. He was always on time, made appointments to fit our availability, and in the end was the person that helped us land our dream house. He is a master of the industry. We highly recommend him and plan on working with him for any future real estate needs.
George and his team were very professional in the selling of my brother’s house. This was an estate sale and George was very helpful to me during this difficult time. I would highly recommend George as a realtor.
George and his team accomplished the impossible! After having my house on the market for 4 months, I relisted it with George and he sold it in 8 days! In addition to selling it quickly, he was also professional, caring and attentive throughout the process.
George was absolutely the best possible person to help us find our home. We cannot give him high enough praise. We met George almost 18 months before we ended up buying our home and from start to finish he was professional, responsive, and offered impeccable advice. He even advised us (rightly so) against purchasing a home that was more expensive but would not have been the right fit for us. Instead, he took the time to really get to know us and what we were looking for. More importantly, George is a genuinely GOOD person who seemed truly interested in us finding the right home for our family (and not with just trying to make a sale). Our children refer to him as “Uncle George” and in the end, we now have a house that we both fell in love with and feels like our home. If we could offer him 10 stars, we would. He absolutely sets the standard of what a real estate agent should be and we trust him completely.
George’s integrity and knowledge of the system made us feel comfortable throughout the process. He did a good job of keeping us informed.
Not only is Brandon personable, honest and friendly, he is very efficient! Brandon worked hard and fast, answered my phone calls promptly, and answered my many questions, gave me ideas on preparing my home to sell and planning my move. It all paid off by having a buyer in just 3 days and the deal finalized in 4 weeks. I highly recommend Brandon Hjelseth to sell your home.
George was as professional as we could have asked for. As first-time home buyers, this was a very daunting experience. George took the mystery out of it and spent many hours answering questions-day and night. We would use him as our realtor again and would definitely recommend him.
George and his team were fabulous! George did everything he could to solve problems as they came up and kept the sale moving forward which resulted in a final sale in a relatively short time and at a fair price.
Although Brandon worked in another city, his work with us was phenomenal. After interviewing 4-6 real state agents, we saw in Brandon, not only a great agent, but a partner. Buying a house can be very scary, and more in an economy like this one. When we decided to start working with him, he worked diligently in understanding our needs, and more than that what we really needed, not what we thought we needed.
We had an excellent experience with George Pilant as our realtor. He is very knowledgeable and gave us great advice before listing our house and then just prior and during the sale. Our house was on the market a few hours and we had a couple of offers. George advised us to keep it on the market through the weekend and see what came. We had five full price offers and were guided skillfully about which one to accept. Everything went extremely well and both of us were very pleased that it could be handled so effectively and with such competence.
We greatly appreciated working with George Pilant and his team. He was available, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Thanks for all the good help finding our new home.
We have used Brandon twice now. The first time in 2015 to purchase our home and recently in June 2017 to sell our home. Both times Brandon was able to get us better financial deals than we anticipated. He is a easy and a pleasant person to work with. As long as Brandon is a realtor there is no reason to use anyone else.
We would like to give the highest recommendation possible for the real estate agent services provided by George Pilant. George repeatedly went above and beyond the call of duty to give us a platinum level of service as we sold our Tacoma home. Being a military family and living out of state, we relied heavily on George to take care of many of the logistics for us. George and his team rose to the occasion every time and repeatedly demonstrated the highest level of responsibility, diplomacy, and competence. George provided excellent advice on negotiating asking price, working with contractors to get the highest bang for the buck, and communicating with buyers’ agents. HIs marketing and advertising materials were top notch, and his outstanding interpersonal communication skills are truly exemplary. I would recommend George to any seller or buyer in the Tacoma market without hesitation. He is the best of the best!
I would highly recommend Brandon to family, friends or anyone searching for a new home. Most of us do not buy homes on a regular basis so being educated on the process and feeling that your real estate partner has your back is critical. Brandon has the industry knowledge and process expertise to help you avoid pitfalls and to assure whether you are buying or selling a home it will be a smooth transition. In fact I have worked with other realtors and I experienced a big difference in responsiveness and just the overall peace of mind that he had our back. Feel safe about working with Brandon as he is a true professional.
As seniors now, my wife and I have bought and sold quite a few homes in many different areas in Washington State. The home Brandon helped us sell was originally built as our dream retirement home. At first we were concerned that Brandon may not have the necessary experience to sell our home. He quickly overcame all of our concerns and proved himself in ways that were surprising. One of the first most surprising things he did for us was that he helped us decide on a price by not only reviewing “Comps”, but also taking us to each one of them in order to make up our own minds as to how they compared to our home. This service was something never before afforded us and was highly effective at all of us coming to a reasonable competitive price. He diligently and professionally identified essential things he felt needed to be done before the home was listed on the MLS. He didn’t go overboard, but his recommendations demonstrated a keen insight to buyers’ true needs. He helped coordinate skilled contractors to address those deficiencies. During the negotiation process, he demonstrated a strong focus in protecting our interests; but professionally balanced that against jeopardizing the deal. I short, after having listed our home with two other agents and agencies nearly three years ago – with no results after a year of being on the market, Brandon helped to sell our home after only three days on the market. In short, Brandon, is professional, insightful, skilled, and highly effective. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!
Brandon is a personable, informative and knowledgeable agent with solid experience in his field. We sold our home during a very challenging family problem and found his caring nature very supportive. We had a few surprises in the sale process which he maneuvered with care and excellence. I highly recommend Brandon as a trusted and effective agent.
“We couldn’t be happier! Being new to the PNW, we needed a lot of help in our home search. We thought the process would be stressful, but it was so smooth and fun. Brandon’s knowledge of the area helped us find a neighborhood that was the best fit and we absolutely love our new home. He responds in a very timely manner, I always had lots of questions so this was important to me. Great to work with, Definitely recommend to anyone! Thanks Brandon!”
George is without a doubt, the most knowledgeable, professional, and thorough real estate agent we have encountered. This was definitely to our advantage.
We had the good fortune of meeting George over 17 years ago when we were looking for a home in Tacoma. His knowledge and professionalism guided us through a successful bid against 5 other bidders on the purchase of our home. Naturally when we decided that it was time sell we called George. His thorough analysis of the market, experience and professionalism gave us a distinct advantage and resulted in a successful sale in record time. George’s team assisted us in every aspect of the sale process from start to finish. We can’t recommend him highly enough if you are buying or selling a home.
We appreciate all the time and effort that George put into both our sale and purchase. To get an above price offer was amazing in this economy and he made sure that we were the successful bidders in our purchase. We got a house that we absolutely love and wouldn’t have without George’s expertise, dedication and perseverance. Thank you so much for everything. We are beyond happy!
George Pilant is the best real estate agent any could ask for. The ultimate professional. He gave us great advice and counsel in getting our home ready to show, and created an outstanding promotional video for internet marketing. He got us a great price in 10 days! He’s the best!
George Pilant set a high standard and exceeded it. I was a slow to sell client, hard to leave my home, and his patience could make a wife happy. Thank you George.
Brandon is amazing. My wife and I were looking to buy a home in one of the hottest (and most frustrating) markets and felt sincerely blessed to have Brandon on our team. He stuck with us when we were looking all over, helped us focus and target an area, and then helped us craft an offer that won a bidding war on our forever home. But that wasn’t it, oh no: we had the most ridiculous appraisal experience imaginable and Brandon truly stepped up. He called/emailed/texted us with updates regularly, was in contact with our lender and the appraisal company, and, without a doubt, kept the deal moving forward. And after all of that, he sat through closing with us (amazingly, he didn’t fall asleep) and if that wasn’t awesomeness to the max and way above and beyond the call of duty: he also gave my wife and I an extremely thoughtful house warming present. So, if you are looking to buy (or sell) a home, you won’t find a better friend/agent than Brandon.
Brandon was there with us every step of the way. He always made himself available to answer any questions or address any concerns throughout our home buying experience. He was there for all the walkthroughs and inspections and helped us negotiate a fair list of repairs and replacements before we moved in. Brandon has an excellent short list of vendors and service providers that were also extremely useful and professional during our home buying experience. I’m sitting in my new house now enjoying life 🙂
I have sold properties on my own before, but my recent experience with George was a great lesson about all the ways a true industry expert can add value to the entire process. Closed in 15 days from listing! Thanks George!
In addition to George Pilant’s expertise of the market, pricing and negotiation, to lending and escrow, he also has a great list of contractors and other professionals to refer – most he knows personally. I had a plumbing leak right before closing and George even helped me through the insurance process on a short timeline to keep my sale closing on track. I could not have done this transaction without his help!!
Brandon was great to work with. He was very attentive to the things we said we were looking for and seemed to be able to extend that knowledge to things we hadn’t even considered. He was always quick to get back to us when we had questions and has continued to provide us with recommendations for services after we had found our new home. We would definitely recommend him! He was a pleasure to work with.
George was the best when it came to selling my home in Tacoma! His staging, staff, advice, and home selling skills were extremely professional and precise that we had an offer the day after our open house! He went so above and beyond that through his referral I got connected with an agent in Texas and am about to close on a new home here! Thanks so much George for all your help and your professionalism.
Brandon was exceptionally friendly, informative, and professional from day one. When my fiancé and I stepped foot into his office, we knew nothing about the process of searching for and buying a home. Brandon never made us feel uncomfortable about our lack of knowledge on the subject; rather, he empowered us with the information necessary to be successful. He truly was there for us 24/7, answering texts and calls at all hours of the day. Finding our first home was an emotional process, and having someone like Brandon made it easy to keep moving forward. At the end of it all, we are so grateful that he was the one to help us seal the deal on our first home! Thank you for everything you did for us. We will be recommending your services to others!
Brandon worked with us to sell our house and purchase our next home. He gave great recommendations to prepare our house for sale and we sold within 1 day. He was patient and encouraging as we looked for our next home over the following 6 month period. He helped negotiate a great deal on our purchase and we couldn’t be happier with the home. We took our time finding our new home, and Brandon was always willing and available to show us any houses we wanted to see. We never felt rushed or pressured into buying anything, and when we finally did find the right house, Brandon expertly negotiated and on our behalf. We had a wonderful experience working with Brandon, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.
We were buying a 2nd home and with a very tight budget. We had an idea of what we were trying to get accomplished with this 2nd home and Brandon helped us navigate our way to get there. He was always available for questions, quick to respond, and knew the forms and time lines which can be crucial in negotiation. I work in the real estate industry and know how important having a good “team” of people behind you can be. Brandon was a great team player and worked hard to get our deal negotiated and closed. I would recommend Brandon to anyone looking for a good, honest, ethical and knowledgeable agent.
My family needed to relocate to the Tacoma area from the Midwest for my wife’s career. We needed to find a home for our family of 4. We had a myriad of requirements; quality of schools, travel time to the new job, specific characteristics of the home, etc. After spending a weekend looking at over 20 homes with George he understood us and what we were looking for so well that when our dream home came on the market a few weeks after our visit he knew right away that it was what we were looking for and told us we had to take a look at this one. We have been living here now for over 3 months and we absolutely love it.
This is the second time we have used George Pilant and both times he has gone way above and beyond what anyone could ever hope for out of their realtor. I’ve worked with other realtors in the area that were supposed to be top rated and was sorely disappointed until we found George… George is 5 stars in every field.
Brandon is a wonderful agent! He worked great with us and really focused on what we wanted and in the price range we wanted also. He showed us almost 20 homes and was always happy to show them at any time. He knows his stuff especially with offers, counters, and all other paperwork imaginable. We highly recommend Brandon to anyone interested in real estate.
We have bought /sold five homes in the past 30 years. George is by far the best agent we have worked with. He is patient and concerned, not pushy. He is persistent in looking for the right deal for his clients.
We had a very positive experience working with Brandon. He is very knowledgeable of the area and what is available. Brandon was able to schedule viewings quickly which in this fast-pace market is key. Brandon took the time to get to know our needs, helped us navigate the process, and successfully secured our new home. We highly recommend him as your future realtor.
Once again we have received great, professional assistance from George Pilant! He knows this business environment, gave us outstanding consultation and sold our (rather odd) property in record time! We couldn’t be happier with the service that we received from George.
Brandon always remembered what was important to me in my first home. After looking at so many properties, I found myself looking to compromise on certain aspects of a home and Brandon was honest and forthright enough to remind me of what was important and to stick with what I really wanted. Brandon worked incredibly hard on finding the perfect place for me and I that’s why I love where I’m at!
George is an absolute professional and pleasure to work with. He made a very stressful process seem easy. He is by far the best person we have ever hired or encountered in customer service. I wish all people in customer service operated like George. Genuine, reliable, honest, smart, diligent…I could go on and on…never missed a beat. And a great listener! Thanks George!
I endorse Mr. Hjelseth. Mr. Hjelseth’s breath of experience regarding the real estate market speaks for itself. I highly recommend Mr. Hjelseth to any potential clients looking for a proven professional to buy or sell real estate. He will keep in constant communication with you every step of the way.
George is a fantastic real estate agent. The entire home buying process with him from start to finish was characterized by how smoothly and informatively the final purchase of our home occurred. He personally provided us with candid advice and never pressured us to buy a home that wasn’t right for our needs and goals. In sum, we unequivocally endorse George and his team as first class real estate professionals!
George Pilant is knowledgeable, attentive, diligent, and stays in constant communication regarding all relevant news. When he was out of town during the closing period, his staff did an excellent job of filling in and creatively dealing with some novel issues that arose.
Brandon helped us purchase our first home in April 2013. He was very professional, kind and accommodating. He helped us fine tune our search multiple times as we learned what we wanted and needed in a home and was unwavering in his genuine concern to ensure we found the perfect fit. We are now beginning our search for our next home and Brandon is just at diligent at helping us search and prepare. I can’t imagine working with anyone else through the process!
George and his team became part of our family during our selling and purchase of a new home. He understood our needs, challenges and expectations and took it upon himself to greatly exceed them all. George made our dreams a reality
I loved working with Brandon. He helped us through the entire process and made our first time home buying experience a positive experience. He was always courteous, detailed, and responsive. I never felt pressured to do anything with Brandon. He had a very nonchalant business approach, with a professional demeanor. I hope to work with Brandon again, when we decide to sell our house down the road. He will always be recommended by my wife and I, to anyone we know that is buying a home.
Brandon did a super job helping us sell our property. He was very responsive in answering all of our questions and patient while we completed needed renovations.. We enjoyed working with him, and would recommend him to our friends.
I’m glad we put our trust in your calm, capable hands. You are the best!
You were the point guard of our Kagochi Home Team. Your advice and facilitation throughout this home buying process was spot on. Thank you for, your patience, your diligence in making sure that we found and closed on the right house and for ensuring we met our time window. From size, layout and neighborhood, to the legacy of community involvement that the former owners left behind, we have found a home that is truly special.
In my opinion, George Pilant is the top professional in his field in Puget Sound. I’ve known and trusted George for over 20 years and 7 successful transactions!
George was very knowledgeable about the market in Tacoma and Gig Harbor. He assisted us in negotiating a very fair price for a property that perfectly matched our style and needs. He was very service orientated and met us at the property multiple times so that we had ample time to make the right decision. George worked well with the seller and the seller’s agent. He made the entire process enjoyable. He was very detailed oriented in the negotiations and offer and he made sure all the important issues were addressed
Brandon was among a handful of agents referred to us. We chose Brandon because of testimonials from his previous customers and his personal background. We couldn’t be more happy with our choice in Brandon. Honesty and trustworthy are very important to us. Brandon’s calm demeanor, knowledge, and willingness to put us first, easily enabled us to put our trust in him. It’s one of those things you can’t teach someone. You either have it or you don’t, and Brandon’s got it. We found our perfect home with Brandon’s help. We have already referred him to others and will continue to do so. Thank you to Brandon.
George was always accessible and guided us through a sale with a demanding buyer – always representing our best interests.
Brandon is truly an expert at what he does. Since day one, he has provided us with more than adequate information concerning our interests in a home, and he worked tirelessly to always find us new listings. Even after time and time of either passing on a listing or finding out it was a short sale (which we did not wish to pursue) his efforts never wavered. He is very courteous and timely, and never misses a beat. I would absolutely recommend Brandon to anyone buying a home in the Tacoma area!
I am a very demanding client, I went through at least 4 realtors before finally getting Brandon. Brandon worked very hard for me to get me the home I wanted. This was my third home that I have purchased, which has given me the experience needed to ask the tough questions that the other realtors ignored or would not answer. Brandon is a rising star amongst realtors, and he has my highest recommendation.
Brandon has a very comprehensive understanding of the current trends in the local real estate market. He provides top notch service to his clients and negotiates steadfastly in his clients favor. Communication with Brandon was smooth and timely and he always followed up to ensure that we were kept up to date and that our questions were answered. In the past I have recommended Brandon to family and friends and will continue to do so to anyone that is looking for a top agent in the south sound area.
Brandon was a big help with the purchase of our multi-unit investment property. We were in a unique situation where we needed his help to manage the process remotely. He did much of the heavy lifting which was greatly appreciated. Highly recommended.
If you need to find just the right property, then Brandon is your go to guy. With a set of requirements, Brandon set out to find the perfect property, he found the right property and even in the face of difficulties Brandon was professional, knowledgeable and patient. Brandon works with his team members to make sure that your transaction goes as smoothly as possible. I can recommend Brandon Hjelseth to anyone buying or selling Real Estate.
Brandon was helpful, courteous and responded rapidly and thoroughly to our many questions. He was very diligent in making sure the seller performed agreed upon repairs. Thanks Brandon for making the process go smoothly!
I believe that the only reason I am in my new home today is because of the expertise and knowledge of George Pilant. He led me through some difficult obstacles with the buyer of my home. George had the knowledge and contacts to get that sale to closing so I could purchase my dream home. I felt complete trust and comfort in the client relationship with George. He kept me well informed (sometimes hour by hour) and always listened to my concerns and needs. I would highly recommend George Pilant to anyone buying or selling a home.
George Pilant guided the sale of our home, and the purchase of the new one, with a professional and soothing style. We can’t offer a high enough rating to reflect how appreciate we are.
George is an incredible real estate professional. He is kind, patient, persistent, responsive and a true expert in the field. George took the time to get to know us and helped us find a home that met all of our needs. We moved across the country and did not know the area at all. We put complete trust in George and he supported us from day one. We could not recommend him highly enough.
I used Brandon to sell my North Tacoma home and could not have been more impressed. Brandon is a true professional, and a very skilled realtor. I was an out of town seller, and the most important thing to me was to have someone that I felt truly had my best interest at heart. Brandon went the extra mile for me by assisting me with contractors, painters, etc. Brandon is trustworthy, like-able, and a great communicator. I interviewed several agents, including the top producer in the area, and choosing Brandon was a very simple decision. I would recommend him to anyone in the area looking to buy or sell a home.
George Pilant is an experienced and trusted partner. I recommend him to anyone looking for a knowledgeable partner of the highest integrity. He has an excellent grasp on marketing a property and getting it sold.
My husband and I had worked with Brandon for several months trying to find the right house to call home. He didn’t just show us what every other agent was showing, he hustled to show us all of our options – and ones we hadn’t known were listed because of the relationships he has made in this community. He was extremely diligent, hard working, and very responsive with all communication to us as buyers. We especially appreciated the thoughtful education provided to us as first time home buyers to clearly articulate all of our options. Not only is he a great realtor, he is a family man and understands what is important to us, especially when making one of the largest purchases in our lives. We were never pressured into buying. He definitely made this process smooth as we kept going back to him with new ideas. We highly recommend Brandon Hjelseth for all your buying and listing needs.
From the moment we met Brandon we were very impressed with his professionalism and detailed information about our home. He works very hard for his clients to get them the very best price he can for their home. Not only was he our realtor, but now he is our friend as well. If your in the market for an agent, none come better then Brandon Hjelseth!
I interviewed several agents in the Tacoma area prior to selecting Brandon as our Agent on two homes we were selling. The two houses were significantly different from one another in value, but he treated them with equal attention. To complicate matters, I was coordinating the sales from another state. Renovations and repairs were needed at both houses, and Brandon was terrific at assisting with being my eyes and ears as well as meeting numerous contractors onsite. Responsiveness is very important to me, and Brandon always came through. We sold the houses quickly and within the price rage we were seeking. He met all of his commitments and went above and beyond time after time. My dealings with Brandon have changed my attitude about working with a real estate agent. I was delighted with his knowledge, skill, negotiations, and most of all patience and responsiveness. I would highly recommend him and am happy to act as a reference should that ever be needed.
Brandon is amazing! My wife and I crossed paths with Brandon at an open house and we could not have been more lucky! The knowledge and expertise he has to offer is second to none. Brandon makes sure to go that extra mile for all of his clients, and exceeded all of our expectations. This was our first home and Brandon made sure that the process was easy and that my wife and I fully understood it. He walked us through the process every step of the way and modeled professionalism to the fullest extent. After the closing process was complete, Brandon made sure to reach out to us on multiple occasions to ensure that all of our needs were met, and that all of our questions were answered. Brandon Hjelseth is a fantastic realtor, mentor, and a friend that I can reach out to at any time. My wife and I are truly thankful that we met Brandon and worked with him for our first home. We would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone in need of real estate services!
“We used Brandon as our realtor when searching for our first home and it was a wonderful experience. Naturally, we had many questions about the process and Brandon was able to answer all of them with ease and stayed in frequent contact with us, sending new homes to look at as soon as they would come on the market. He knew what we were looking for and never pushed us into a budget that we weren’t comfortable with. He advocated for us and was really persistent in making sure that we found our “dream home”. His persistence paid off and now we have a wonderful home that we absolutely love. Thank you Brandon!”
George Pilant has orchestrated several sales for our family, I have and will continue to recommend his service to anyone with real estate needs. The Rental property that George represented for us most recently was listed and sold in record time. With George’s team and guidance, from price strategy to staging we got multiple offers and a fast sale.
From the beginning George Pilant exhibited his professionalism. He covers every detail and answers or follows up on any questions you have. He is very well respected in his profession. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone for their real estate needs.
Brandon is amazing! We found our house in one day. He was able to put a tour of homes together for us very quickly. He took into consideration everything we were looking for. We found the home we wanted that day. The negotiations went very smoothly, and the sellers took our first offer. Everything else went very well, and we were very pleased with every step of the process. We love our new home. Brandon is very friendly and easy to work with. His customer service is excellent, and he made our home buying experience very pleasant. We would highly recommend him to anyone.