Letters of Recommendation

Mira & Becker, Ballard

John Lough and Anne Millman have been our trusted real estate partners for over 10 years now! From the purchase of our first home to investment and vacation properties, John and Anne have been there every step of the way. John’s extensive expertise in the industry coupled with his passion for providing the best possible client experience makes working with him a fantastic experience. Anne brings a wealth of knowledge and is exceptionally detail oriented, offering great insights and research on neighborhoods, property values and condition, staging, purchase and sale considerations and other real estate data. As a team they are a powerhouse and enable successful and strategic real estate transactions. Buying and selling real estate can be stressful at times, but to have such a great partner in your corner, someone who is always looking out for your best interests, with a solid character and a high moral and ethical compass will steer you confidently in the right direction and help actualize your real estate dreams.

Additionally, it’s great fun to work with John and Anne - they take their work seriously, while not taking themselves too seriously, and they each have delightful personalities and great senses of humor which makes the entire process more enjoyable!

From touring houses with a discerning eye, to selling and staging, to putting together the most strategic and compelling offers that result in quick acceptance from sellers, John and Anne offer an unparalleled full service real estate experience! I highly recommend working with them and look forward to my next real estate adventure with this awesome duo!

Phyllis M., Edmonds

John, I wish to formally thank you for the dedication and tireless effort, encouragement and patience needed to help me find and buy the right home that I've always dreamed of.

Donna C., Ballard

John, I can't thank you enough for the hundred big and small things you provided to our family. We could never have had such a positive experience without your professional experience and sincere understanding of the importance of the emotional components that are involved in a sale such as this one. Your marketing plan was top notch! I am sure that your enthusiasm for the property was a strong incentive to the buyers.

Patrick & Laura H., Ballard

John is guiding us through a multiple offer situation and we'll be receiving more than we asked for once again! John has been very collaborative in fashioning offers to optimize the market conditions.John prevailed and got us everything we asked for and more on the sale of our current home and the purchase of our brand new home!

Mike & Joni B., Lynnwood

John, you were so knowledgeable and thorough we were blown away with your expertise and attention to detail. We look forward to sending more clients your way to have a great experience!

John & Katie, Wallingford

Dear John, As we sit in the living room of our new dream house this evening, we want to express our (long overdue) gratitude for your huge role in making it happen. There's no question, if we had not found you at the same time we found the open house, we'd still be in our old rental apartment right now instead. Your initiative (without being pushy) and full, 100% commitment was refreshing, and it really helped to feel like we had someone we could trust working for us. And we can't tell you how much we appreciated that you cheerfully accommodated our challenging schedule logistics, worked with us at odd hours and were always available to answer all of the many questions we had. From start to finish, you made it seem easy. Topping off with the generous welcome package was a classy touch as it should have been us thanking you! For anyone who asks, we'll be telling them to call John Lough if they're buying a house in Seattle and want a great buyer's agent!

Justin & Jamie V., Ballard

Hello John, Jamie and I would like to thank you for all of the work and time you given in helping us the right new home, structure the offer, and then help us sell our condo. We very much appreciated the first day we met you when Anne was willing to spend several hours showing us around the Ballard-North Seattle area to give us a feel for what was out there, even though she knew we were just looking. From that point on, I was impressed with your making the time to fit our search into our schedule and your willingness to visit and revisit properties with us until we were sure we had the right one. Once we made the decision, you did an excellent job of structuring our offer to fit what we were comfortable with and explaining our options. I was probably most impressed with how quickly you worked to get our condo to market. We did not expect you and Ann to spend the hours you did cleaning our place with us (thanks for the caulk), nor did we expect you to bring in a designer to ensure the place was at it's best. It definitely impacted the number of offers we received after only one day on the market and selling the place for more than it was listed. Now that both transactions are pending, I have also appreciated your commitment in meeting with us along the way to review paperwork, attend the inspection, and even show our friends the new home. Jamie and I are glad we found you and Anne and would recommend you to others because of your personal investment in making this process enjoyable while helping us get we wanted. Thanks again for everything.

Dave & Lorraine S., Greenwood

Dear John, We would like to thank you for your tireless efforts in assisting us with the recent purchase of our new home. We had specific requirements for our home and did not want to waste our time looking at homes that did not meet most of these needs. Thus, you very closely monitored all new listings and immediately informed us when a home matching these needs came on the market. When we found our "dream home" your marketing analysis and negotiation skills helped us obtain our home at a fair price. Thanks to you, the entire home buying process was a very pleasant experience for both of us. Should we need the services of a Realtor in the future we would not hesitate contacting you.

Ross T., Fremont

To Whom It May Concern: John Lough assisted me in finding and purchasing a townhouse. John was able to locate and find a townhouse that fit perfectly into what my daughters and I needed. I operate my business out of my home, and have two small daughters. John was able to find the right property, and negotiate with the owner to get the most competitive price possible. The negotiating process was complicated due to the fact I was leaving the country during closing. John showed flexibility and resourcefulness in getting the deal done. I would whole heartily recommend John to anyone in the market, as he exhibited the utmost professionalism, ability, and dedication.

Sabrina & Eric H., Maple Leaf

A little more than a month ago, my husband and I bought our first house from John Lough. We had started looking for a house about a month or so before we found our home. Upon initially meeting John and his partner, Anne, we were clear that we were in no hurry to buy a house and, in fact, had a long term plan to buy in about a year. Even though we had a long term objective, John was still very willing to work with us and help us find our home. John was willing to meet us on short notice, usually the next day, and show us all the properties we requested to see. In addition, he always had additional properties for us to look at. It helped us to feel like John really knew what we were looking for and was taking an extra step to help us find our home. John is very knowledgeable in a variety of areas related to home purchase. Because he has a background in construction as well as the mortgage industry, he was able to provide us with some insights into the properties we were looking at and the other businesses we were working with in purchasing our home. It was very reassuring when looking at a property to know that John was speaking intelligibly about the structure and property and not simply trying to push a house on us. In sum, I very much enjoyed our experience with John and will definitely work with him in the future to both buy and sell future homes.

Thank you!

Well, if you've taken the time to read all these reviews, thank you! My goal is to help people with their Real Estate needs and I work by referral! Please pass my name along if you were satisfied with my service! Please call or e-mail us and let us know what your plans are and we'll help you achieve your goals.

Thanks in advance! .......John Lough (206)387-5777 and Anne Millman, Licensed Assistant