Emmanuel was wonderful to work with; he is extremely professional and very knowledgeable. I will strongly recommend our friends have Emmanuel represent them. We appreciate the hard work and dedication in the sale of our home. ~ Karen & Gene, Redmond
We had confidence Emmanuel would guide us through a difficult and challenging market. We would not have used anyone else. ~ Gerald & Sharon, Redmond
If you’re selling a house, hire Emmanuel. Despite the tough market he got people in the door and got the deal closed. And he was a pleasure to work with despite my roller-coaster moods.
This is one of those rare occasions where you start out in a vendor relationship and end up friends doing business together. I don’t know what else to look for in an agent. ~ Tim, Bellevue
We were honored to have Emmanuel Fonte as our real estate agent for the purchase of our new home in Redmond, WA. We stared looking last fall and took a break until spring. Emmanuel was so patient and gracious the entire time. He is extremely knowledgeable about areas where the best neighborhoods and town homes are located. We trusted him implicitly to help direct us to what we were looking for. He became a true friend during the process. He often went above and beyond the parameters of the duties of an agent without blinking an eye. He is excellent at pointing out flaws and or special items on a home. We appreciate that very much. He gave us a lot of advise and we couldn’t have had a better experience. We would recommend Emmanuel Fonte to anyone we know looking to buy or sell a home on the eastside. ~ Mark & Pauli – Redmond
We had the pleasure of working with Emmanuel this past summer. His marketing and sales knowledge is unsurpassed, and he operates with the utmost integrity. We sold our home in 2 weeks, in large part due to Emmanuel’s marketing expertise. We could not be happier with our experience; we highly recommend Emmanuel Fonte! ~Maurina & Richard
As a first-time homebuyer, I entered the real estate market as excited as I was confused. After sitting down with Emmanuel Fonte several times to discuss the basics, the home-buying process became much clearer and I felt prepared to begin my search. Emmanuel guided me to find a home that fits my needs perfectly, and was always more than willing to answer any questions I had. Emmanuel was knowledgeable in what to watch out for, both positive and negative aspects of the home, that I would not have thought of myself. Emmanuel was with me every step of the way, and I would absolutely consider working with Emmanuel again in the future. ~ Thomas Larkin
We recently sold our house in Kent, WA and purchased a house in Issaquah, WA. This was a process which took approximately six months and included many hours of planning, researching, driving, preparing documents, and hashing out details on multiple levels. Emmanuel demonstrated a remarkable knowledge of the real estate market, genuine sensitivity to our personal needs and preferences, keen negotiating skills working with other agents and financial institutions, a tireless work ethic over many long hours, and a cheerful personality throughout the process. We had two young children at the time and Emmanuel was particularly patient and friendly with them. They still ask about him!! Above all, he is a person of impeccable morals and high standards of professional excellence. It was a joy working with Emmanuel and we recommend him for any Real Estate job. ~ Matthew and Wendy Turner
Over the years I have chosen several real estate professionals to work with. Each one has had several strengths with one or two minor weaknesses – oops, “opportunities for improvement.” Emmanuel is my top recommendation. He has all the strengths. You WANT him on your side.
He tells the truth honestly and respectfully. No sugar coating. If he thinks something is not right, he will tell you so. I recommended him to a friend who made the mistake of trying to work with a friend who dabbled in real estate as a part timer and to my brother and his wife (both of who I want to keep in the family).
Call him to talk through your situation. Then judge for yourself if you want his high level of professionalism. ~Rob – Bellevue
Emmanuel always gives a 150% effort at everything he does. He’s liken unto a dotted quarter note, surrounded by mere common quarters. Excellence is his starting point.
Emmanuel Fonte is highly efficient and organized with a thorough attention to detail. He possesses a dynamic, energetic, and lively personality that makes Real Estate contracts interesting. He navigates the Real Estate process with ease, guiding clients personably and informatively through this significant life decision with the patience of a saint. Mannie has been a joy to work with and I highly recommend him. ~ Catherine – Redmond
Emmanuel Fonte is truly an exceptional realtor. His knowledge of the market along with his technically savvy, creative marketing and negotiation expertise wowed us! He guided us smoothly through the process of staging our home prior to putting it on the market and did a thorough job of comparing properties to prepare us to price our home to sell. It sold in just three weeks in a difficult market! Emmanuel is dedicated and compassionate. He kept us informed every step of the way and even when issues arose, he found solutions. He worked tirelessly to get our home sold and he helped us make a smooth transition into our new home. We are extremely pleased with the outcome and highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling a home! He is a great realtor and a wonderful friend! ~Nick and Chris
Emmanuel Fonte found us the house of our dreams! Bradford and I are first time home buyers. We had a long list of house credentials we were looking for with a strict budget! Needless to say we were planning on just watching the housing market and saving because we both knew that what we wanted we simply couldn’t afford. When we first consulted with Emmanuel and shared our dreams he said, “let’s start looking!” Brad and I truly felt as though our dreams were far from reach. Emmanuel with his experience, wisdom, enthusiasm and dedication found us exactly the home we were looking for within our price range. This whole experience has been truly a blessing! I would recommend Emmanuel to all individuals who want their dream home. Emmanuel listens to what you are looking for, while sharing with you his knowledge. Brad and I are so thankful for our house! We plan on living here for many years, but when we are ready to move we are going to call Emmanuel and my advice to you if you are reading this and don’t have a house call Emmanuel, I promise he will take care of you! ~ Nicole & Bradford Larkin
Working with Emmanuel has been a truly pleasurable experience, and we’ve made a new friend along the way. He is always so professional, both in manner and presentation. I could see from the first time I met him that he was serious about his job and loved doing it too! He has been extremely patient with us as he helped us search for the “perfect” investment, never pushy, but honest where it counts, and always very respectful. He has gone out of his way to be accommodating to our needs and situation. Finding the right home or investment can be a stressful process but Emmanuel really went beyond what’s expected to make sure that he could serve us to the best of his ability. Thank you Emmanuel! ~ Jimmy & Susan – Bellevue
I’ve bought and sold a number of properties over the years and I want to say that Emmanuel Fonte was the most professional real estate agent I have ever had the pleasure to work with. We were truly a team. What impressed me the most about Emmanuel was his marketing savvy and his communication skills; not only with me, but with potential buyers as well. Because of Emmanuel’s skills and dedication, my property sold in just three weeks–and I got the full-asking price! ~ John -Seattle
Emmanuel is an energetic, creative, and dedicated person. His focus on delivering the best results for his clients. You cannot get anyone to work harder or better for your need. ~ Rob, Bellevue
I requested Emmanuel help in selling my house. I had already moved into my new house and my old house was not selling even at time of a hot market. I had hired a realtor friend with no luck. After the listing has expired, this time I did some work, I researched and conducted couple of meetings with different agents to see who is most suitable to carry this job. I was very impressed with Emmanuel, I felt right away he is someone that I can trust to deliver. He was clear and concise to the point, not over promising. He created a folder filed with information’s about the house and the surrounding area; published the house on multiple web sites and hosted an open house on the weekends. Before that, he inspected the house and let me know of items that I need to address, which did not cost much, couple of hundreds dollar. He basically did all the right steps that are expected from a professional real estate agent. The house was sold in less than 3 weeks. The key item here is hiring the right person to represent you and represent the house you want to sell. The same thing goes in buying a house, do not hire anyone to find a house and close the deal for you, you will never know if that person did really help in maximizing your purchasing power. Likewise, when selling, you need someone that takes his job seriously like Emmanuel, someone you can trust, knowledgeable and executes at the highest level. ~ Ehab, Bellevue
Emmanuel Fonte has been an extremely effective agent and an absolute delight to work with. He treats us as friends and works enthusiastically for our best interest, rather than trying to get a big, easy commission out of us as “clients”. He was always available and flexible, giving us all the time we needed at the best hours for our schedules. We were very grateful for his ability to find potential properties that would meet our many stringent requirements and then help us evaluate their price, quality, and suitability for our family’s priorities. He confidently negotiated the very best price for us, while at the same time facilitating the buying process so smoothly that our sellers thanked us profusely for such a wonderful experience! ~ Marcia -Redmond
Emmanuel has been a great friend and wonderful real estate agent for us. He took his time to guide us each step of selling our house. We had many worries about selling our house but his professional knowledge and wisdom really help us to sell our house quickly. When it was time for us to buy our new home, he was always there to answer our questions quickly and he took his time to explain to us with all the paperwork. But the most important aspect about him is his follow ups. Emmanuel still calls and emails us to make sure we are happy with our new home. We really appreciated his heart to serve us with his very best. We have already made several referrals to our friends and family. We just want to say that he is a great man of God and a wonderful friend.~ Jung and Simone – Bellevue
Emmanuel Fonte has done an outstanding job as our realtor. Right from the start he was constantly in contact with us to make sure he was helping us with the utmost care. He found homes for us to look at very close to what we actually wanted and we appreciated not having a lot of homes to look at that weren’t our taste. He was always in communication with us and if there was a question, he would respond right away. I always knew that I could ask him anything and if he didn’t know the answer, he would certainly find out in a timely manner. Emmanuel has an enthusiasm for his job that spills over to his clients. He was thorough in looking over contracts and saved us some money that we wouldn’t have otherwise known about. I would highly recommend Emmanuel to anyone; he will go beyond the call of duty to help any prospective buyers or sellers. ~ Linda Mathre – Redmond, WA
We began looking for a new home off and on starting about 3 years ago. With the addition of our second child to our family we needed a house that had more bedrooms. The difficulty was that we loved the street we lived on. So we would look for homes on our own when we had time and walk into open houses if we happen to be there at the ‘right time’. Then we would think about remodeling our current home, and we vacillated back and forth. Emmanuel Fonte was someone we had become friends with over the last 7 years. He is a man that always put the need of others first and so when we decided that we needed to have help in making a decision about what to do – he was someone we trusted to help us do that. Emmanuel sat down with us and went over all our options as home buyers. We discussed the pros and cons of remodeling versus purchasing another home. He then quickly did a market analysis of our current home and had us fill out a questionnaire to gage the type of home and location which would match our needs. He knew the three main factors that were leading our decision making were 1) location 2) price 3) home lay-out. During the course of our meetings, he realized before we did that remodeling was the better option in our case, and he counseled us toward that. He had pinpointed that location was our main priority after showing us a number of houses in the right price range and since we still didn’t want to leave he suggested that perhaps we really needed to pursue the idea of remodeling seriously. That was cemented when he found us what should have been the perfect home. It was priced right, ready for my home-based business, move in ready for a family and in a location that was within the radius we had set – but we still felt tied to our current home. He truly helped us to make the final decision – which was to stay in our current home and remodel it, with no regrets – knowing we had explored all of our options. Emmanuel’s enthusiasm, dedication to his clients, thorough knowledge of the market and his ability to accurately perceive the individual needs of his clients make him an exceptional real estate agent. We felt his goal was to make sure we were truly satisfied with the final decision and we cannot express our gratitude enough for all he has done for us and continues to do. Sincerely, Jeff and Donna Bender
I deal with numerous real estate agents on a weekly basis in my business of land development and general contracting. My position and experience affords me the ability to analyze and evaluate the performance of the agents in which I place my trust. I can confidently say that Emmanuel Fonte is a consummate professional. He’s polished, polite, patient and warm hearted. His knowledge of his craft is vast and his dedication to his clients is sincere and enduring. Building relationships and serving others has been the core of his being for many years. I’m yet to see anyone else with the ethics and drive that Emmanuel possesses. If I could hire him for my own company I’d do it in a heartbeat. I highly recommend him. ~ Christopher Olsen, VP – Bushnell Homes, Inc. – The Bushnell Group, LLC
Mr Emmanuel Fonte has showed great balance of professionalism and personal touch through out our home buying experience. As a 1st time home buyer I had many questions and Emmanuel answered my emails at 10:00pm in the night. He always got back with answers and when he was not able to answer my question, he successfully pointed us to one of his expert contact in his network that was able to answer the question. Because of his ability to pay attention to details I am glad that he was on my side during the closing process. I think I have found my real estate agent and a friend for life. – Kirtan Shah
I had a great experience with Emmanuel while trying to find my new place. He is very knowledgeable, was always trying to understand the things I needed and was never pushy about closing deals faster or anything like that. He was always trustful and a lot of times he pointed me details on the houses that I myself would have missed. Now I recommend Emmanuel’s services to whoever asks me how was my homebuying experience. ~ Daniel – Redmond
As the advance party for our return to the beautiful Northwest, I started looking for a home a couple of months before my wife arrived. By chance, I met Emmanuel at an open house, I was pleased to find myself with someone I knew I could trust. Even though we were months away from becoming serious buyers, Emmanuel prepared a great set of materials to advise us on the process of home purchase and made certain my wife was involved through emails and the internet. It was clear to us that Emmanuel wanted the best for us. He guided us through an initial information gathering process where he listened carefully to our preferences so that the second home he took us to we liked and wanted. He recommended however that we look at others just to make certain. Emmanuel is a person of integrity who genuinely desires to find the best home possible for his clients. From experience we are able to recommend him wholeheartedly. We are grateful for the day I bumped into him at that very first open house. ~ Dave & Anne – Redmond
I don’t know what I would have done without Emmanuel. He took absolute responsibility of all my family’s needs and proved to me that he genuinely wanted us to have the perfect home. The end result was a home that exceeded my family’s needs and expectations. ~ Roth Earl – Lynnwood
Emmanuel was our agent as we recently bought a home through John L. Scott real estate. Chris and I were looking for a very specific type of property and had a limited budget to work with. Emmanuel took time on several occasions to meet with us and help narrow our search. He also would up-date us via email daily with new homes on the market that met our criteria. We really appreciated his dedication to our search, and attention to detail as our needs were very specific. I would recommend Emmanuel and plan on using him to sell our home, if we ever get enough energy to move again. ~ Amanda & Chris – North Bend
What a great experience!!! Emmanuel did a fantastic job educating us on selecting and buying our first home. We absolutely love our new home and we are so thankful to Emmanuel for making it such a smooth transition for us. ~ Trish Brown – Issaquah
We wanted to thank you for your efforts in assisting us in locating and purchasing our new home in Redmond, Washington. You really listened to us concerning our wants and needs in a home. Your expertise in diverse matters such as the quality of the neighborhoods, commute issues, remodeling, and life style considerations helped us all along the way.
We particularly appreciated your assistance in establishing a negotiating strategy. Your comparable sales research and presentation of the offer to the sellers enabled us to establish a negotiating range, resulting in a purchase at a very acceptable price. Thanks again for every thing you did for us. You turned what is normally a very stressful life event into one that was an enjoyable journey. ~ Patti and Roger – Redmond
Emmanuel Fonte is the reason my husband and I have the highest regards for the the John L. Scott Reality team. Emmanuel exceeded what we believed a realtor would do for us. It was very apparent from the start that Emmanuel is a compassionate real estate professional who knows the business and Seattle area. He addressed all of our questions related to properties and Washington real estate laws. Throughout the process Emmanuel was pro-actively looking for & showing us potential properties, was perceptive to our family needs and took the time to understand exactly what my husband and I were looking for in a Kirkland/Eastside property. Emmanuel was supportive in helping us make a purchase decision and finally very detailed oriented in helping us bring this transaction to a close. I especially appreciated Emmanuel’s honesty throughout the process. He didn’t always say what we wanted to hear, but he thoughtfully offered suggestions and helped my husband and I focus on our stated goals. It really makes a difference when a Real Estate agent cares more out our overall happiness than a quick sale. My husband and I enjoy working with Emmanuel and have complete trust that he was looking out for our best interests ensuring that the transactions closed without issues. Emmanuel continues to help us in areas beyond our property’s closing in areas such as home services, Seattle area related questions, phone numbers, repairs, etc. I now recommend Emmanuel to all of my family and friends. I am proud to say Emmanuel is more than an agent to us, he is a personal friend. ~ Jon & Casey – Kirkland
Thanks so much for representing us with our Issaquah home sale. We really appreciate the high level of service you’ve provided us. Your professionalism throughout the entire process from staging the house to closing on it was impeccable. We would definitely recommend you. ~ Arne & Kim – Issaquah
Now that my new home has been secured and I am completely moved in I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your professionalism in helping me take a very important step towards my new life after a devastating event. I believe one reason for you success is your ability to listen to what my needs were and assess how that fit with what you knew of the market we were dealing in. I appreciated seeing homes above and below my stated price point. Also, at no time did you make me feel that I was being ignored for other business, even though I am sure you had other business to attend to, you remained in almost constant contact with me and always left me feeling as though you were always on the job. After my experience with you I will certainly recommend you and John L. Scott to anyone I know. I also feel I have made a friend I can count on. ~ Rod Stanley – Renton
Emmanuel is not only my realtor; he is first and foremost my friend. He is committed to his mission of providing the best possible service to all his clients – no matter who you are – no biases, no favorites! This attitude is borne out of his genuine desire to help and serve people. He will go the “second mile” for you. I know that full well because he did for me. ~ Arlene – Kirkland