What Our Clients Think
THE MADRONA GROUP REVIEWS
BEAU AND SARA BURDICK
MATT AND CHRISTENE DUNAWAY
SHERRY AND PHIL SHOWSTEAD
MADS AND CAITLIN KRISTENSEN
APRIL MAYES & CODY BERNIUS
Helped me keep to a budget so that I can afford my new home.
Joe and Jason came to see me and “sell their services.” They listened to me and were encouraging. They even brought a box of chocolates–a great idea! They were very helpful in getting the condo ready for market–what to do and what not to do. The selling process had unexpected bumps, but Joe and Jason walked me through them, and I ended up very satisfied. They have good advice and held my hand in the process. They “took on my case” and were particularly supportive. They negotiated on the price successfully. One of the hardest parts of the purchase and sales transactions was that I wanted to be able to just move once–put my stuff on the truck and take it to the new place. That took moving heaven, earth, and the truck. And it happened! That would not have happened with just any realtor. They also helped me keep to a budget so that I can afford my new home. They didn’t try to show me houses outside my range, or try to say “what’s another $25,000?” I’m very grateful to Joe and Jason.
They were attentive, knowledgeable, first class professionals all the way through
Jason Fox and Joe Kiser were a pleasure to work with. They kept me up to date and informed every step of the way on my mortgage process. My questions were answered immediately with phone calls, text and emails. Buying a home for the first time seemed overwhelming, but they put that “A+ ” in customer service… Hands down! The entire process was flawless. They were attentive, knowledgeable, first class professionals all the way through. I really enjoyed very much working with them. Very trustworthy, I will buy every home with them. I am incredibly satisfied! It was a great experience! Highly recommend!!!
Made us feel like their only clients and really went above and beyond
Joe and Jason are fantastic! My husband and I are first time home buyers, and really didn’t know where to start. This team educated us along the way and made us feel incredibly confident in our decisions. We moved to Washington a year and a half ago and have lived in West Seattle. We needed to move further north for a new job and this team drove all over to help us understand different areas. Everett, to Snohomish, to Marysville, to Edmonds and we eventually landed in Lynnwood. Joe and Jason made us feel like their only clients and really went above and beyond. Highly recommend to anyone looking to purchase in western Washington… you will not regret it!
Professional and understanding of the emotionally charged environment
This is a great real estate team! I appreciated that they had not only spent the time researching the most recent data for our area, but also in answering all my family’s questions. We were dealing with an estate sale and saying goodbye to our childhood home. Both Jason and Joe were professional and understanding of the emotionally charged environment. Heap on top of that we had just entered the beginning of the pandemic with the new restrictive guidelines and you’ll see why I give them so much praise. They made sure to correctly market our home, add enhanced health safety precautions to allow people to see the home and still maintain the space for our family. Thank you for taking such good of our family and making the house sale as easy as possible. We’re happy it went to a family who will now create memories of their own. All the best to your continued success!!!
Very first meeting to our closing (and beyond) they are focused, dedicated and detail-oriented
Joe, Jason & the whole team at Madrona Group are simply unmatched in the greater Seattle area. From our very first meeting to our closing (and beyond) they are focused, dedicated and detail-oriented. Communication is top-notch – they respond quickly to emails, texts and/or phone calls. They did so much to allay my stresses, and I could trust that they always had my back throughout the whole process of selling my home. I will for sure use the Madrona Group team again when I sell or buy!
They sold my Seattle house for a great price in a pandemic!
Daily gratitude time – today I am grateful for Joe Kiser and Jason Fox – ￼two great men and fantastic real estate agents for the Madrona Group of John L Scott Real Estate … they sold my Seattle house for a great price in a pandemic! Amazing. Puget Sound folks, these two should be your next real estate agents, buying or selling. Love these guys. Great friends, great business partners
🤘 Joe and Jason made the selling process soooooo easy
These guys rock!!!! 🤘Joe and Jason made the selling process soooooo easy!!!! They go above and beyond to market your home the right way!!
They definitely know the market front and back. 👌💕
Thanks guys for everything you did to get my home sold in just a few days! $$$
They set us up for success from the first day we met
Jason, Joe and the whole Madrona group team are amazing. They are the type of team that really does go above and beyond. They set us up for success from the first day we met and their strategy for home buying really made the difference in us finding our dream home. They really are dedicated to getting you the home you want. They don’t sleep, we got our offer in and signed at 10:45pm, That’s how dedicated to you they are. We can’t wait to refer them and the group to all our friends and family! Thanks again we are proud new home owners!!!
Handled every detail professionally and quickly
Joe and Jason were very responsive to our needs and handled every detail professionally and quickly.
Helped my anxiety by talking me through every scenario
Joe & Jason are simply the BEST in the business! They answered every one of my frantic texts, emails, and phone calls day and night. Selling and buying a home is very stressful, they helped my anxiety by talking me through every scenario. My rental condo was in terrible shape after the tenants moved out, Joe & Jason have so many connections with their help the condo was market ready and sold within a month for above asking!
Selected Joe and Jason after interviewing 5 agents in total
We selected Joe and Jason after interviewing 5 agents in total. They were the most prepared for the interview and handled our sale masterfully. The staging was perfect, and our sale was pending in 2 days. We will definitely contact Joe and Jason for our future real estate needs and highly recommend them to anyone in need of their services.
My home sold quickly and for full price
I listed my townhouse with Joe and Jason from the Madrona Group. At our initial meeting they explained the process and how we would proceed. I was impressed with the presentation and the research they had done on homes in my area and my home in particular. I felt very comfortable working with them. My home sold quickly and for full price. I would definitely and have recommended Joe Kiser to friends and family.
I will refer you to anyone I know who is looking to purchase/sell a home!
Our home purchase was tricky as someone else had already made an offer. Joe knows the business and encouraged us to make an offer as well. He knew exactly what to do and our offer was accepted. So exciting! Thanks Jason and Joe for your hard work to help our family get the home we needed. I am serious when I say I will refer you to anyone I know who is looking to purchase/sell a home!
Going way above and beyond what anyone else would
Joe and Jason are the best agents you could hire. They will be with you every single step of the way, going way above and beyond what anyone else would. We were both buying and selling. They managed everything smoothly and kept our stress as low as possible. Also, they communicate very well, responding to text, emails, and phone calls as fast as possible. This was important to us and was a huge bonus. Hire them!
Best buying & selling experience ever!!
Best buying & selling experience ever!! Joe and Jason are so great at what they do, they handle everything expertly. Every detail was handled professionally & thoroughly. Totally recommend The Madrona Group to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home they are the best!!
Moved fast, worked late and helped us to secure our dream home
Joe and Jason were amazing through the entire process! They both worked hard at helping us locate our forever home. They spent hours driving through Bothell, Lynnwood, Everett and Maltby. Joe came to let us into a property at 7 in the evening, it had only been on the market for 3 hours. This was the house we were looking for. Joe sent in an offer late at night on our behalf and the seller accepted. He moved fast, worked late and helped us to secure our dream home in Medowdale! We both highly recommend The Madrona Group!
It felt so good having realtors that we could trust
Joe and Jason were so helpful in helping us buy our first home. It felt so good having realtors that we could trust. They were great at communicating with us every step of the way. Having both of them on our team meant we could always get our questions answered. I’d most definitely contact them again for our real estate needs.
True professionals and have genuine appreciation and concern for their clients
The Madrona Group helped me sell my condo and were great to work with. They were very professional and listened to my questions and concerns. They explained the process to me and everything went very smoothly. I couldn’t have been more pleased. I highly recommend Joe and Jason and The Madrona Group to anyone who wants realtors who are true professionals and have genuine appreciation and concern for their clients. You won’t be disappointed!
Put an offer on it and it was meant to be. Stress free.
First home we looked at is the one we wanted, unfortunately it went pending before we could put an offer on it. We kept looking, no problems. House was no longer pending that we originally wanted and we were able to put an offer on it and it was meant to be. Stress free.
They had our house staged, marketed beautifully, getting it sold for top dollar
Big thanks to The Madrona Group for the sale of our house! They had our house staged, marketed beautifully, getting it sold for top dollar, quick and easy! These guys definitely added value and we will be using them again!
They listened. They were transparent. They were proactive
One year ago we started the process toward home ownership and we did that with the help of Joe and Jason. This was our first and these two were so great in helping us understand the process and navigate the market. They listened. They were transparent. They were proactive, as that was the state of the market when we purchased. They were available to us every step of the way. I am grateful to them for their part in helping us establish our home. I may be delayed in writing this review for them – but the impact of working with them did not stop when the handed us the keys. I was thankful when we closed, I am thankful to them now, and I will probably continue to say thanks when I get to thinking about the memories we are creating in this home of ours. Can’t recommend them enough!
Care and listen to what your looking for
I had a blast with Joe and Jason! They made our first home buying experience easy and simple. I couldn’t have asked for better people to help us with this. I would use them to sell and buy another home or to anyone that is in need to find people that care and listen to what your looking for.
Great ideas for marketing the sale of our house
Jason and Joe put together great ideas for marketing the sale of our house. They were very hands on throughout the entire sale process. Their calm demeanor and real estate knowledge was very much appreciated.
How well you will be treated and how hard these two work for you.
I just completed buying my retirement home through Joe and Jason of The Madrona Group through John L Scott. This is the second real estate transaction I’ve completed with these two gentlemen. You can’t ask for a more responsive and productive agents.
I can’t emphasis enough how well you will be treated and how hard these two work for you.
COULDN’T BE HAPPIER WITH THE WHOLE TRANSACTION
I was a first time home buyer and Joe went above and beyond to help me feel informed, included, well taken care of, and comfortable. His insight and experience helped me secure a great place at a price point I could stomach. Couldn’t be happier with the whole transaction and I’d recommend Joe to anyone looking for a home.
THE TEAM WAS INCREDIBLY HELPFUL AND INFORMATIVE
We worked with Madrona group to help us find a new home for our family. It was my first time purchasing a home (my wife was already a homeowner) and the team was incredibly helpful and informative. I really felt that we had an advocate through the whole process and every time I had a question, concern, or even something I didn’t understand they would get me whatever I needed. Overall they went above and beyond and I would happily recommend them to anyone looking to purchase a home.
I WAS THRILLED TO HAVE SUCH A STRONG ADVOCATE
I was thrilled working with Joe, he was a problem solver to say the very least. Joe and his team would always be prepared to face anything that came up in the process and, as a first time homebuyer, I was thrilled to have such a strong advocate and great negotiator with us through this whole process. If you’re looking for a realtor, this is your guy!
ENTHUSIASM AND PROFESSIONALISM
My family decided to get a 2nd opinion/market evaluation on my mothers condominium in Edmonds. We are using a family realtor but decided to hire Joe to double check the value since the market is improving steadily. What Joe showed us, and recommended in comparison to other local condos helped us decide to increase the asking price by $35,000. He was quick to respond to our requests and very clear when communicating with my family. His enthusiasm and professionalism was much appreciated.Thank you Joe!!
KNOWLEDGEABLE OF THE AREA
Joe was excellent to work with in helping my husband and myself purchase a new home in Bothell recently. He was knowledgeable of the area, negotiated a final purchase price below the listed price and followed up at every step of the process. We will highly recommend Joe to all of our family and friends and use him in the future. Thanks Joe!
PROFESSIONAL AND FUN TO WORK WITH.
Both professional and fun to work with. He was patient and motivating during the shopping process and thorough with explaining the paperwork. My new home far exceeded my expectations while staying within my budget. Thank you Joe. Im so proud of my new little home!
HAS MANY CLIENTS BUT MADE US FEEL LIKE WE WERE THE ONLY ONES
Joe was extremely patient with us during the buying process. He showed us over 50 houses before we found the perfect one. He has many clients but made us feel like we were the only ones. We will always use Joe when buying or selling.
MOST EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE!!
Joe was absolutely wonderful to work with. We had 2 condominiums to sell and were very happy with everything Joe did to accomplish this for us. property.We would highly recommend his services to anyone who is selling or buying property. Most excellent experience!!
THEY HAD OUR BACK IN EVERY STEP OF THE PROCESS
We worked with Joe but interacted with the whole team through the process of buying our new home. For myself it was my first time, my wife was already a homeowner. I never doubted that they had our back in every step of the process. They were great troubleshooters and very responsive when questions came up.
Overall they went above and beyond, I would highly recommend the whole team.
I NEVER THOUGHT BUYING A HOUSE WOULD BE SO EASY!
I never thought buying a house would be so easy! Jason and Joe make a great team and they made this transition seem so seemless. As a mother, I was worried about how my kids would be during the house hunting process, however Joe and Jason made it so easy and were so patient and kind with our children that they absolutely loved them. Thank you so much Jason and Joe! We would definitely work with them again!!
OUTSTANDING HELP AND PROFESSIONALISM
I want to Thank Jason & Joe for their outstanding help and professionalism on my condo purchase. After being told I couldn’t get a conventional loan, they came through with getting me exactly what I wanted. Thanks again guys and keep up the good work!
GOT OUR OFFER ACCEPTED OVER 8 OTHER OFFERS
Joe and Jason went out of their way to find us the right house and walk us through the whole process. In an extremely tight market Joe was able to get our offer accepted over 8 other offers. I highly recommend them for all your home buying and selling needs. They go the extra mile and you won’t be disappointed!
AN ABSOLUTE SPECTACULAR TEAM
An absolute spectacular team, Joe and Jason did a wonderful job taking care of our needs. They went above and beyond to ensure our sale was competitive and fast. Anytime a question arose they were available to answer. Joe and Jason also took great care at helping us find or next home after the sale. They excelled at helping us focus on what we were looking for and what to expect in a sellers market. We were able to get the perfect home using our VA loan. if you have the chance to work with this awesome team you will not be dissapointed. Thank you Joe and Jason for making our dream a reality.
FIRST HOUSE, FIRST BID, AND OFFER ACCEPTED!
We won! Outbid by 15k and less than perfect qualifications, Joe and Jason really pulled out all the stops and got us the into the home we wanted. First house, first bid, and offer accepted! . Simply amazing work by the Madrona group!
The Selby family
MADE US FEEL SO COMFORTABLE
Joe and Jason helped us find the perfect home and made us feel so comfortable in this scary first home buying process! Thank you for helping our dreams come true.
FRIENDLY, HARD WORKING AND TALENTED
Jason and Joe are not you’re average real estate agents. After being referred to them by a friend we were extremely pleased to find that they were every bit as friendly, hard working and talented as we had been told. They went above and beyond to help us find a house we loved and did not stop until we got that house. Our offer was outbid but through Joe and Jason’s efforts the seller accepted our offer instead and we are now the proud owners of our first home! These guys are excellent at what they do!
WE RECOMMEND THEM TO EVERYONE
Jason and Joe are an incredible team, we recommend them to everyone! My husband and I were able to buy our first house with their help even after we were out bid. We couldn’t have done it without them. They were not only knowledgeable when it came to buying a home, but kind and patience with us as we learned about the process! Can’t thank them enough :)
QUICKLY RESOLD IT THE SAME DAY
He is a financial wiz. He was able to let me know pretty close what my walk away amount was. He kept me in the loop all through the process. When my first buyer walked away he quickly resold it the same day. He is top knotch.
NEVER HAD A DEAL GO THROUGH AS SMOOTHLY
Joe and Jason are true professionals. If you want to sell or buy a home, I suggest you contact them. I am a very experienced buyer and have never had a deal go through as smoothly as my condo purchase. They found me the condo I wanted, in the area I wanted, and negotiated a price I could afford.
WE PUT OUR TRUST IN JOE AND JASON AND IT PAID OFF BIG TIME
The Madrona Group, Joe Kiser and Jason Fox, of John L. Scott Real Estate were amazing to work with! We decided to sell our Lynnwood home in order to build our retirement dream home near Leavenworth. It was a huge decision for us. Joe and Jason put us at ease.
They worked hard at marketing our house with a beautiful write up, professional photos, video walk through, complete social media marketing, and an open house.
3 days after it went on the market we had an offer that was $25,000 over asking price. They advised us not to accept it and explained why in a manner that was easy to understand. The next day a bidding war ensued and we ended up getting $90,000 over asking!
We put our trust in Joe and Jason and it paid off big time!!! This is going to help so much in setting us up for retirement and our golden years. We can’t thank them enough for all their hard work and expertise.
MEET THE TEAM
JOE KISER GREW UP IN THE PUGET SOUND AREA RAISED BY PARENTS FROM SMALL TOWN KANSAS.
His summers were spent helping out on my grandparents’ farm and gas station. He was taught the importance of good mid-west values like working hard and always treating people with respect and honesty. He was also taught that his word is the most important thing you have to offer anyone and he strives to follow that principle every day.
Like most people, he fell into his sales career by accident. He started in the car business immediately after high school as means to paying for college. Joe excelled in the customer service aspect of helping customers find the vehicle that fit their needs. He then quickly gravitated toward the operational side of the business learning the details of solidifying loans. After several years in the car business, he went to work for the financial side of the business managing dealer accounts and strengthening relationships for them.
Joe moved into consulting for home installation after deciding that he valued the relationship he built with clients more than with a corporation. He has sold high-end window systems and roofing for both currently lived in homes and new home custom construction. He enjoys and thrives in the one on one relationship and has been told by many that he should transition into real estate.
One of his greatest assets is the ability to create and foster trusting relationships, to really get to know his clients so he can help meet their needs and desires. His mom has always said that he has never met a stranger. His friends have nicknamed him “The Mayor” as it seems everywhere he goes he tends to bump into a friend or meet a new friend. More than anything, he feels that this sense of ease and comfort and trust with others has been the backbone of his sales career; he has never considered himself as a salesman.
In the words of Lou Holtz, “people don’t care what you know, until they know you care”.
Growing up, he saw his dad as an example of this in his role as a local small business owner in insurance. he would watch as he stopped and visited his customers. He stayed connected and was in touch with big events in their lives. He was their friend and as he worked for them, he put them at ease. He focused on building lifetime relationships not sales and numbers. As their agent, he built confidence through professionalism and consistency.
Joe’s desire is the same: to build lifelong relationships with his clients through helping them with their real estate needs.
No matter where you are in your real estate cycle – be it your first home, downsizing as children leave the nest, vacation cabin in the mountains or investment for retirement – he wants to share in your excitement.
If you are interested in finding out if you and Joe can create a Win/Win business relationship please contact him.
REAL ESTATE SKILLSNEGOTIATION
Jason Fox was born in Everett, WA currently lives in the Meadowdale neighborhood in Lynnwood and has lived in different parts of the Puget Sound area in between.
As a kid Jason would spend hours and hours by taping graph paper together to create huge plat maps and meticulously graph out family estates. From the gourmet kitchens, swimming pools, horse stables and of course the heli-pad. Always trying to perfect his future dream home.
“I love Washington State and do not believe that you can find anything more beautiful than the San Juan Islands during a Washington summer”
His love for the area makes it an effortless transition to show people that are relocating the natural beauties that the Greater Puget Sound area has to offer.
Jason has been in the real estate industry for over 15 years. During that time he has worked with 100’s of the top real estate agents in the country assisting them with their marketing efforts. Forming and selling 3 companies that offered marketing services to the real estate industry. Is still the editor of industry recognized Jason Fox Real Estate Marketing Blog. And as an award-winning real estate agent.
“Clients today want to know that you are at the top of your game in technology, marketing, and negotiating.”
What he loves about real estate is finding the missing piece to the puzzle that completes each transaction, and ultimately leaving his clients in a better situation. Maybe it is finding the right house, or perhaps it is finding the right financing, or maybe it is negotiating a unique condition or trying to figure out how to get work done to maximize ROI on a sale.
If Jason can create a win-win home sale scenario for his clients and reduce the stress of what can be a stressful experience while staying in communication with his clients and keeping them fully informed of what is happening than he has done his job.
Having formed and run 3 business and the selling them for a profit ensures that his negotiation skills are sharp. In his last business Jason was regularly voted as one of the most informative real estate blogs in the country at teaching real estate professionals marketing techniques.
You can still read his blog today: https://www.jasonfox.me/blog
“I am so excited to take all of my talents that I was giving to other real estate agents and focus them all on our clients”
Tisha has been in sales for over fifteen years. Always a top seller, she frequently used the excellent hospitality skills that became second nature after living in Guam and were fine tuned while spending time in New York City. She has lived in the Puget Sound area for most of her life and is a great guide for those who are new to the area.
It is Tisha’s goal to guide you to make the right decisions through your home buying or selling experience. Being overly prepared and always anticipating your needs before you need to think of them will help ease the pressure of buying or selling a home.
Since she is excellent at communication, you will feel more comfortable through the entire process working with Tisha.
Real Estate SkillsMilitary Relocation Specialist
Chris Fiamengo was born and raised locally in the Shoreline area, formally known as Seattle. He spent the weekdays with his mom who was a hard working bartender at the time and weekends with his dad who lived and worked in Seattle as a prominent artist and sign writer. His first job was helping out his grandpa with his HVAC business. This was where he learned that relationships were the key to any good business. If you take care of the customer the rest takes care of itself.
Wanting to make money to afford his first car he needed a job so he started working in a fast food restaurant. A friend of his at the time urged him to get out of that fast food restaurant and apply at a local fine dining restaurant as a busser and he got the job. This started a lifelong passion of high end guest first service that has been the keystone of his interactions with everyone he meets in business today. Through the years he has managed service teams, worked in event planning, and executed the highest levels of service in fine dining as a Captain. Wanting to leverage his skills in service and relationship building Chris started his real estate career in 2015.
Getting off to a quick start as rookie of the year at John L. Scott and laying a foundation locally as an agent that cares for his clients the utmost Chris was searching for a way to transition into become a top producer in real estate that he always envisioned. As fate would have it the opportunity to join The Madrona Group presented itself. With an opportunity to integrate world class technology and “old school” customer service while partnering with like-minded and talented real estate professionals the move was a no-brainer.
Chris understands that when people are buying or selling real estate there is something going on in their lives. Chris has a genuine desire to know your personal story and what your goals are in real estate. His innate drive for client satisfaction coupled with his attention to details are huge assets to his clients. Chris is an advocate for his clients in every way. Personal relationships are paramount in his business and it shows with the level of care and sincerity his clients receive. Having a hyper-local expertise in the area in which he lives and works holds a huge importance for him, as well. You get nothing, but the best service and attitude of positivity with Chris.
Chris lives in Lynnwood with his two boys, his wife, and Golden retriever. He is an advocate in the community for growth and development. In his spare time you will find him celebrating all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer with hiking, camping, and backpacking throughout the many trails and mountains that are so accessible.
“This is one of the most beautiful places to live and I love it when I can help people set down permanent roots.”