Charles Burnett has been helping people buy and sell real estate for over 12 years and is the owner and managing broker of the Sound Realty Group at Keller Williams Seattle Metro. Charles prides himself in helping clients navigate the complexities of real estate negotiations, disclosures, inspections, and the whole escrow process.
Being a Seattle native and long-time resident who has worked in the industry since 2002, Charles has a detailed understanding of the local neighborhoods and real estate market. In order to provide the most personal, yet professional service anyone could ask for, he treats each transaction as a relationship and values the time that he spends working with each client. He wants his buyers to get the ultimate best deal and he wants his sellers to get the most money for their property within a reasonable time frame. Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, Charles’ goal is to represent your best interests and fulfill your foreseen end aspiration.
I highly recommend Charlie as real estate agent, and I consider myself lucky to have found him. Unlike some other agents I have used in the past, Charlie really understood what I was looking for, and helped me focus on just the properties that were a fit for me. This saved time and frustration, which made the home search process pretty painless for me. Searching for properties on my own, I was on the cusp of buying a house that wasn't quite right for me, Charlie not only saved me from that mistake, but helped me find something that is many times better than that house. I am now in a home, in the neighborhood I want, with a mortgage I can afford...and very happy about it. Thanks, Charlie!
Over the summer I was thinking of selling my rental property in Tacoma. When I returned to Seattle, I found an introductory letter from Charles in my mailbox. I called him from my car in the parking lot at the Post Office. He was very knowledgeable and we had a great initial conversation. His responsiveness to every aspect of our transaction was right on. He worked with me in answering questions, and having multiple discussions on getting through the inspection process and making necessary repairs. I would definitely use Charles on a future transaction and have already recommended him to several people in my network.
I've worked with Charles several times over the last 12 years buying and selling homes or condos. I've always received good advice without being pushed into decisions. Charles was always responsive and engaged letting me know what was going on and what to expect.
He listened to all the wants/ needs in a new house we were looking for and found us the house that had everything we were looking for. Charles was very friendly and very helpful. I would highly recommend him.
My wife and I were very happy and satisfied with the excellent job Charles Burnett did with the sale of our house and purchase of our new home. He was very patient, paid special attention to every detail and made the process look seamless, to our great surprise the whole process took 2 months. He is very knowledgeable and the end result showed his expertise. We were very pleased and very happy with his work. We would highly recommend him and his staff to anyone needing quick results.
Charles has a nuanced understanding of principal - agent relationships. He advises and recommends, not dictates or pressures. He does what needs doing, including coordinating inspections and repairs. He calls, emails or texts throughout the process. He's not afraid to back you in rejecting an offer you don't like, or to gently guide you away from unwise positions or demand. He's the guy for Seattle real estate.
Charles helped us purchase our first home and we could not be more pleased with his service! We heard horror stories from friends who have lost multiple homes in bidding wars, and we were prepared for a difficult process. Thanks to Charles that was not the case for us! He acted fast and worked with the seller throughout the process and we won the bid, even though our first offer was not the highest. Once we were in contract, Charles helped us navigate the process and explained each step in detail. Every step was planned and we always knew what to bring and what to expect. It's a complicated process and this level of service was a big bonus for new buyers like us! One of the best parts about working with Charles is that he brings a complete team to the table. From our escrow team, to the home and sewer inspector, we saw nothing but professional service. He was also very accommodating along the way, working around our schedules to sign papers and make the make the deal happen rapidly without disrupting our work day. In the end, we got the home we wanted at the price we wanted, and we can't recommend him enough
After one agent was unable to help us secure financing (we had a short sale on our record) we got in touch with Charles. Within a couple of days, he had a mortgage broker who could work with us. A few days after that, we were looking at houses.The first house he showed us was a perfect fit and we put in an offer that night. With his help, we got our offer accepted in a hot market without having to throw money at the seller. Charles worked hard during the negotiations to get the seller to do some additional last minute work on the house. During the entire process he was available and very quick to respond. We closed a few weeks later and couldn't be happier in our new home.
Charlie helped me sell my home as a Short Sale during trying economic times. He was a true professional. He was knowledgeable about the area and the market and readily available at all times. I thank him for his patience, understanding, and tenacity especially while working with my over burdened lender. He was there every step of the way and made it happen without inconvenience. I HIGHLY recommend Charlie to anyone looking for the "BEST in the BUSINESS" to sell their home. He truly has the customer's best interest at heart from the moment he meets them until the job is done. Thanks Charlie again for everything!
Charles made the sale on my house quick and easy! I was a nervous wreck trying to sell my house from another state, but it was seamless and effortless on my part. He was always available to answer my "silly" questions and put me at ease. I would recommend Charles to anyone selling or buying!
Charles was so helpful in finding us a new home. He even went out of his way to ensure that the house and carpets were cleaned so that we could make a new start in a spotless home. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a broker. He was always quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had. All and all, He is a real stand-up guy!
Charles helped me sell my condo in North Seattle. He is a very knowledgeable, experienced and successful broker and made the process as painless as possible. Charles pushed and pulled in my favor to ensure that my needs were met fairly and the selling process moved along efficiently. I would recommend Charles to anyone looking to buy or sell their home!
Charles was a very hard-working and patient broker for us. He was available to us by phone, email, and in person at all hours it seemed. He provided us with useful consultation and helped us successfully navigate the business as first time home buyers.
Charles handled the complete transaction for us on our recent home sale and Purchase. He was always available to answer questions and resolve any issues with the seller of our new home as well as the buyers of our old home. He was always enthusiastic, helpful and showed a great sense for the business. I would recommend him to anyone.
I've used Charles to buy and sell multiple houses for me. He's my go to guy. Charles is professional, an excellent communicator, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. Honestly, I will never use another agent.
Charles has been great to work with during my quest for multi-tenant properties. He was great at negotiating with the sellers and their agents and sucessfully ran interference whenever things started to go sideways. He has an excellent understanding of the market and the purchasing process. In the future I will always go to him for any real estate transactions because I know I'll get great service.
Charles helped us get the house we wanted at a lower price. He is very knowledgeable and worked very hard for us. He accommodated our schedules and went out of his way for us. He researched and provided in depth information about properties that we were interested in, therefore helping us make a purchase we are proud of. I would recommend his services to anyone looking to buy a home.
Charles Burnett is an excellent real estate agent who helped sell a Federal Way multi-family home all within 30 days. I picked Charles after considering carefully other Real Estate agents I’ve worked with and feel that he has given me the kind of service and dedication that goes above and beyond all the others. As an example, one of the things that Charles does which goes above and beyond everyone else, is main an extensive database of interested agents, ex-buyers, sellers, investors or other interested parties. He uses this list to specifically target contacts that might be interested in the property which he is the agent for. This raises marketing exposure and I’ve known no one else that does this. This is how my property was sold, through a contact that Charles had whos client was looking for a multi-family home. Charles has a very good marketing strategy and doesn’t just “place it on the MLS” and then walk away, or pressure the seller to place the house under market value. Charles is also very easy to work with and I’d recommend him to anyone.
Thinking about buying or selling your home? Then I highly recommend Charles Burnett as your partner in the process. As a first time seller, I appreciated Charlie’s collaborative approach in getting my townhouse ready for sale. He pulled together a comprehensive market analysis on current listings and recent sales, toured me through comparable properties, and made suggestions on some low cost/high return improvements I could make to help my home stand out – very important given there were similar townhomes for sale in the neighborhood. After 6 weeks, my home sold for 97% of asking price. What I learned is pricing competitively and staging your home are critical; and Charlie’s suggestion of hiring a professional photographer to shoot photos for the online listing, flyers, etc. was well worth the expense. On the buying side, Charlie was there every step of the way; from previewing properties to negotiating offers. His expertise, professionalism, patience and sense of humor have helped me feel more confident in the process, which is so critical given today’s market.