Testimonials

    Our wonderful clients are the reason we’ve been serving the Gig Harbor community for over 25 years.

    Here are some of the great things they’ve said about us.

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    I recently listed and sold my CANTERWOOD lot with the professionalism and expertise of Russell Tanner , Mike Drake & the Berkshire Hathaway Team. After 25+ years in the Mortgage, Appraisal business I can honestly say it was a pleasure and I would not hesitate to recommend them to family and friends. Thank you.

    F. Heal

    We listed our home with another agent for five months prior to Mike. She, herself, did not bring any prospects to see our home and only held an initial open-house for agents. All she came up with was the suggestion to “significantly lower the listing price”. Not believing we were over priced compared to the comps (2 of which were only a few houses away from ours, similar in size, age, view, etc.), we switched to Mike. Mike agreed that our listing price was very good compared to the comps, pro-actively marketed our home, showing it to numerous prospects, and had it sold in 5 weeks for what we wanted to get.  He represented both seller and buyer, not only going the extra-mile on the front-end, but he also worked hard to introduce our out-of-town buyer to local financing at very reasonable rates that pleased them and expedited the sale of our home at the price we sought for it. Selling one’s home certainly has a lot to do with timing, but in our case Mike’s extra-efforts definitely made the quick sale possible to both sides’ total satisfaction.

    BR, Paul

    Hi Mike,
    I am still unpacking boxes, but am so happy to have the move behind me! It would not have been nearly as successful without your help and I thank you for that. From the first day that we met until the last handshake, it was a very positive experience. I really liked the Berkshire Hathaway website where I could view my home. The flyers didn’t even hit the box before we had the interested buyer. I also liked the electronic signing which saved a lot of time and energy. I liked it that you could be both professional and personable! I appreciate the respect and regard that was shown to me and my Mom. I would highly recommend you as a reputable person to take on the daunting task of selling property.

    Sherrie D.

    We met Mike when he was the listing agent for a home we wanted to see. In the past, we didn’t see the need for a buyer’s agent and bought properties without one. This time around, it took us about six months to find exactly what we were looking for. Mike patiently responded to our questions, offered good advice, and proved invaluable in negotiations. It’s rare to find professionalism and integrity In real estate. We highly recommend him!

    Diana J., Zillow.com

    Mike Drake handled our real estate transaction with the utmost care and integrity any one individual could ask for. I had hesitations at first knowing that he would represent both the seller and buyer, but his ability to be both consultative and strategist found solutions in a highly emotional property sale. Hindsight has brought clarity that there would have been no other way to have allowed us to purchase our dream home than for him to represent us along with the sellers.

    All along the way, Mike and the Canterwood Real Estate Team performed with the most professional capacity and with his sense of creativity and persistence worked tirelessly to problem solve the unique aspects of our real estate transaction. One way or another, each real estate transaction is unique in their own way, as ours sometimes defied if a positive result could ever be achieved. Through it all, with a bit of an out of box approach, we were able to enjoy the process along the way too.

    Not only would I recommend Mike Drake to anyone who’d inquire, but I see Mike as a trusted advisor.

    Eric R.