"Michael was my agent both when I originally bought my home, and again when I sold it a few years later. As a first time homebuyer, Michael was great to work with and helped me navigate the process and put together a winning offer in a competitive market. When needing to move away and sell the house, Michael and Gretchen did a fantastic job helping me get the house ready to list and put together incredibly detailed and thoughtful marketing materials. We were practically overwhelmed with offers, Michael helped navigate them all and choose the best one. If I get the chance to do so again in the future, I would be thrilled to work with Michael again."
Nick, Tacoma (Seller) Sun, 23 May 2021 04:46:16 +1000
"Michael Duggan's professionalism, knowledge of the ever-changing real estate landscape, and his organized (and calm) approach to the sale of my home I believe is the reason things went smoothly and outcome surpassed my expectations. I couldn't be more satisfied with my experience with Michael Duggan and Abode Windermere!"
Martha Leonhardt, University Place (Seller) Tue, 18 May 2021 06:56:11 +1000
"Michael took time to listen to our needs and talk us through the current real estate landscape. He was thorough and attentive to our concerns and questions. He did an excellent job of communicating with the seller and getting our needs met. We would absolutely refer him to a family member or close friend!"
Liz Hirschhorn & Marc Heinzman, Tacoma WA (Buyer) Mon, 08 Mar 2021 09:39:03 +1000
"Michael was quick to understand our needs and desires for our home throughout the process, even as we refined our search and reacted to what was available on the market. His clear communication and knowledge in response to our wide range of questions made it easy for us to put our confidence and trust in him."
Yuka Petz, Tacoma (Buyer) Sat, 12 Dec 2020 17:00:07 +1000
"Michael was wonderful to work with! He is very knowledgeable about Tacoma and knew the area well. We appreciated his ability to listen to our needs and requirements and to set up showings quickly. Michael provided thorough knowledge as we navigated the process, but was never pushy in our decision making. Michael went above and beyond in working with us. He was very professional, helpful and always available when we had questions. Michael was patient and made the process very accessible for us as new home buyers. We appreciated his trustworthiness and knowledge in working together and would highly recommend him to others. We are so pleased to have worked with such a kind and thoughtful agent and would definitely work with him again."
Inga and Nick, Tacoma (Buyer) Thu, 03 Dec 2020 12:20:08 +1000
"I have no doubt that every single person Michael Duggan represents as an agent receives the same highest levels of professionalism combined with personable ethics from first meeting to closing. Both he and his lovely wife and partner Gretchen are the perfect team and offer a touch that I believe no other agents provide. They supply their passion in all they do for their clients and it shows, big time. They're just the best."
David Bilbrey, South Hill, WA (Buyer) Wed, 18 Nov 2020 07:33:49 +1000
"Not only did Michael help us buy our first home a few years ago, but also helped us sell it this year in order to upgrade to a new home! He is available and ready to help whenever we needed him!"
Victor Bustos (Puyallup) (Buyer) Tue, 10 Nov 2020 04:44:55 +1000
"My family and I were relocating to Washington from from Texas right in the middle of the pandemic. To say it was a challenge would be an understatement but Michael was on top of everything. He showed us listings via FaceTime and was so helpful with great feedback and his knowledge of the areas. We felt so relieved to have him especially being so far away. He was personable, professional, and a great listener and helped us purchase our dream home."
Victoria Wirtz Bonney Lake, WA (Buyer) Tue, 20 Oct 2020 06:09:38 +1000
"From start to finish, Michael Duggan was professional, kind, knowledgeable and available to answer any questions we may have had. We couldn’t have asked for a better agent. He is transparent, honest and simply a good human. I strongly recommend Michael for anyone searching for a new home. Buying a house is stressful and we are so grateful we had Michael - the whole thing went so smoothly and we had a very positive experience! Thank you, Michael, for helping us become first time homeowners! We love the house so much!"
Lisa Hayek, North End, Tacoma (Buyer) Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:28:08 +1000
"My husband and I decided to start the process of buying our first home during COVID. It was an interesting experience. We were introduced to Michael Duggan by another realtor who we knew and had contacted first. Michael made himself available all of the time if we had questions or wanted to see a house. He made us feel comfortable during each step of the process. Again, it was an interesting experience to purchase a house during COVID when he could only take one of us in each house at a time. Michael made sure that nothing was overlooked and was excited for us throughout the whole process. We have recommended him to some friends and would love to work with him in the future."
Alyson Atwater, Tacoma (Buyer) Thu, 11 Jun 2020 16:54:31 +1000
"Michael is fantastic and truly cares for his clients. His knowledge of the local comunity and attention to what we were looking for both in the home itself and the surrounding community was excellent. I would refer all of my family and friends to work with him!"
Tom F. (Buyer) Thu, 04 Jun 2020 02:33:27 +1000
"We couldn't ask for a better person than Michael. To my husband and I, he performed well beyond our expectations. Can I adopt him?"
Laurie Tuttell, Puyallup, WA (Buyer) Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:02:12 +1000
"Cannot add any additional superlatives to account for the fabulous job that Michael did for us. We are eternally grateful."
John Tuttell, Puyallup (Buyer) Sun, 23 Feb 2020 09:41:58 +1000
"Michael Duggan was wonderful to work with. He made the process easy and was very helpful. Michael and his wife gave us a very warm welcome after closing and getting our keys, adding to our special day. We look forward to working with him again."
Alishia Yeager, Tacoma, WA (Buyer) Mon, 23 Dec 2019 17:21:00 +1000
"We couldn't have had a better experience with any other broker than Michael and Gretchen. They have found their "niche" in life and are well on their way to a great success in this business.
Their attention to detail regarding the presentation of our home and property was the key to a sale in just 3 days, and thousands of dollars more than our asking price. Michael presented his "arguments" for the pricing of our home and let us determine which of his recommendations we would follow.
Michaels showing of our home via his "Home page" with photos, and the brillant use of a drone for an overhead video, helped to make the sale!
We will recommend Michael and Gretchen to anyone we know who is ready to sell their home
Tony & Diane: Montana (Seller) Sun, 21 Jul 2019 06:54:15 +1000
"I chose Michael because I felt he was someone I could trust, and he was so responsive to my needs from the very first email. I felt that he took the time to understand my situation and really had my interest in mind the whole time.
Michael offered great advice but did not push me toward any decision that I was not comfortable making.
I’m thrilled with my new home and feel that Michael was able to make it happen and at a great price!"
Nicholas Nyland, Tacoma (Buyer) Sun, 30 Jun 2019 03:17:17 +1000
"Recently, I sold my home and Michael Duggan was my realtor. Michael proved to be an excellent agent. He handled all aspects of my sale with very quick results. Marketing, such as staging and the beautiful photos taken of my home were the key to attracting buyers. Within days we had eight offers and sold for &30,000 over asking. The results were amazing! I highly recommend Michael Duggan and Windermere Abode.
It all worked out perfectly.
I appreciate the staging advice and the excellent photos that were taken of my home for marketing."
Rebecca Miller, Fircrest, WA (Seller) Wed, 12 Jun 2019 08:17:23 +1000
"Michael Duggan provided outstanding customer service throughout the process. He was knowledgeable, thorough, and extremely helpful.
Michael Duggan shined in every aspect. He communicated clearly and in a timely manner, was unfailingly professional and polite, and showed amazing patience.
We were so very thankful to have Michael Duggan guiding us every step of the way..
Michael Duggan has our highest recommendation to anyone looking for capable and caring assistance in the sale or purchase of a home."
Kit Thompson, Tacoma (Buyer) Wed, 22 May 2019 14:38:15 +1000
"Michael is a great ally to have in the home-buying process. He knows the area, he knows about houses, and he knows the ins and outs of the real estate business. Also, and perhaps more importantly, he has a lot of integrity. As a first-time homebuyer, I leaned on his experience pretty heavily, and that turned out to be a great decision."
Brandon Webster, Tacoma (Buyer) Tue, 14 May 2019 23:06:38 +1000
"Michael made buying my first home a great experience. He is knowledgeable, helpful and trustworthy. I would recommend Michael to family and friends for any real estate needs. Michael acted as the calm guiding force in what can be a very overwhelming process."
Anna Corpolongo, Tacoma Wa (Buyer) Mon, 22 Apr 2019 01:48:04 +1000
"Honestly, there aren't enough words to describe how great Michael is and how fantastic he is at his job. He's the most customer-focused and professional agent I've worked with. He was a complete advocate for us in every step of the process. Being unfamiliar with the area we put our complete trust in him to find the home that meets our needs, and he did so flawlessly with the utmost professionalism and sense of urgency. He was extremely patient and flexible with us through several months of searching and countless home showings with our 5-year-old child (not an easy task!!). He also knew what it would take to land a home in such a hot market so when we found the perfect one he deftly and expediently did whatever it took to make sure we got it all while being completely professional and ethical. I've worked with many realtors over the years and Michael is head and shoulders a cut above the rest. If we could clone him and replace all other realtors with him we'd do it! Seriously though, he's the best, and you can rest comfortably knowing you're in the best of hands."
Chris Salvador, Tacoma, WA (Buyer) Fri, 12 Apr 2019 02:38:15 +1000
"Michael Duggan was great! Very easy to communicate with, very knowledgeable and helpful. Would recommend him him to any of our friends in the market for a home. He knows Tacoma well and cares about finding the right house for you. Thank you, Michael!"
Carina, Tacoma (Buyer) Tue, 02 Apr 2019 16:06:39 +1000
"Michael Duggan's practically perfect in every way. I enjoyed how knowledgeable and thorough he was, without ever being pushy. Also, we loved Michael's genuine, trustworthy nature. He was chill, thoughtful, and enthusiastic in just the right ways. I would 100% recommend him to friends and family, especially professional folks in their 30s-50s. His wife, Gretchen, also added a lot of heart and soul into the marketing surrounding the sale."
Sam O'Hara - Tacoma, WA (Seller) Wed, 06 Mar 2019 05:11:57 +1000
"As a first time buyer, Michael's clear communication was extremely helpful. He was responsive and available to answer all my questions. He was able to work well with the sellers to negotiate, finding solutions that addressed every issue that arose. I had a wonderful experience and strongly recommend Michael Duggan."
Sasha Tursky, Tacoma Washington (Buyer) Thu, 08 Nov 2018 10:59:07 +1000
"Michael is a delight to work with in finding just the right property. It is clear he loves his job and loves Tacoma which is infectious. I was a little hesitant about Tacoma because of its past reputation which I learned through friends and my experience in visiting the Port of Tacoma. I used to work for a shipping company and I visited Tacoma frequently but only saw the port area. Michael introduced me to the different sides of Tacoma and I am forever grateful. I am now an ambassador for Tacoma in norther California and encouraging friends to make investments here. I am confident that Michael will do a good job for them too."
mmizushima in Alameda, CA (Buyer) Sat, 13 Oct 2018 13:15:43 +1000
"Michael was very helpful and able to help us find exactly what we wanted in a home and patient throughout the process. Very pleasant and professional guy to work with in buying a home for the first time. Would recommend!"
David Chang, Tacoma (Buyer) Mon, 27 Aug 2018 13:53:58 +1000
"Michael Duggan at Windermere Abode is an excellent real estate agent. He promptly responded to all my messages, and diligently followed through on all plans. His local knowledge of the Tacoma area was crucial to my final selection, and I am extremely happy with the house I was able to get with his help. Perhaps most importantly, Michael always had time for me. From the first contact with him I felt treated as a human being more than just a business partner. In the short time I worked with him I came to trust him considerably. I would recommend Michael to any of my friends."
Jeffrey Upton, Tacoma (Buyer) Sun, 17 Jun 2018 04:59:13 +1000
"Couldn’t be happier with Michael. He is very knowledgeable
His extra knowledge of the properties details, especially to each roof had me confident we were in good hands.
No, seriously Michael is amazing at his job and this process was the quickest, less stressful thing ever. It was a relief after all the hype prior to starting the house hunting process. Will recommend him to anyone in future because we are so satisfied.
Guild mortgage was also great and timely and kept us in the loop every singly step and would recommend their services as well because they worked so well with us as first time home buyers."
Aiden wojtanowicz tacoma (Buyer) Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:50:58 +1000
"Michael Duggan came highly recommended to me via Team Diva Real Estate in Seattle who contacted their Tacoma real estate guru, Anne Jones. Anne Jones sent Michael Duggan our way. The house we were selling was an estate sale, as my father had passed away suddenly and the family decided to sell his house, rather than keep it. The sale was a bit complicated as my mother (who was no longer married to my father, owned half the house) and I was acting as administrator of the estate. Michael is extremely knowledgeable about the Tacoma market and how to attract buyers. He was patient, kind, and empathetic to our situation and worked hard to get the house up to standards. Michael walked us through what to do to get it sell ready (clean it out, make repairs, new paint, etc.) When the first buyer fell through due to unforeseen issues with the house Michael was savvy enough to have already signed the second buyers up as back up buyers and walked us through what we needed to do to get the house updated for the next buyers. He negotiated deals with roofers, electricians, painters, repair people, plumbers, oil tank folks, sewer scope peeps, and obviously agents and buyers. He also was able to set limits to how much we would give the second buyers when the estate felt like we had given all we could to make the transaction a succesful one. Michael was extremely open in his communication with me and kept the estate's needs at the forefront of the transaction. Thanks to Michael we were able to sell the estate for above asking price and made a profit even with all the updates and costs to the estate. He is also the kind of agent who leaves a gift for the new owners even though he represented the sellers in the transaction. Such a class act! I highly recommend Michael for any real estate transaction. He will deliver for you!"
Rassamee Hayes, Oakland, CA (Seller) Thu, 31 May 2018 03:53:53 +1000
"Michael was professional, enthusiastic, and communicated timely every step of the way. We would definitely recommend him to anyone buying or selling a home."
Carol Snyder, Gig Harbor (Seller) Fri, 25 May 2018 12:22:53 +1000
"Michael is the best! He consistently went above and beyond our expectations of an agent. Truly, we would not have our new home were it not for Michael. The whole process was unconventional and required an agent with great patience and interpersonal skill. Michael showed both in great quantities and as a result we purchased the right home for for our family, in the right neighborhood, at a price that was fair. I highly recommend Michael to anyone looking for the perfect home in Pierce County!"
Nathan Hollifield, Tacoma (Buyer) Fri, 13 Apr 2018 23:17:32 +1000
"I am a first time home buyer at the age of 24! Michael made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process and answered any questions that I had. I would recommend Michael to everyone because when he is working for you, he makes you priority! He is quick to respond and always one step ahead!"
Victor Bustos (Buyer) Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:35:12 +1000
"Wow! Moving across the state to start a new career as a first time on the west side was sooo much easier thanks to Michael. He is hands down the best agent I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He was quick to respond to questions and issues with accurate information. I felt like I was always the priority. My purchase got a bit complicated and he was able to help smooth out a number of items quickly and helped me off the ledge a few times! All in all - he is amazing and does not have an ounce creepy used car salesman vibes about him. I mean if you are in to the slick talking type that gives you the chills that’s on you but not anything I like to work with!
It was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to work with such a professional. You can’t find better!"
Cecily Hutton, University Place (Buyer) Tue, 06 Mar 2018 12:59:58 +1000
"Michael was recommended to me by another Windermere agent who is a customer of my family's business. She said he would be able to help me and he certainly did help me in every way possible.
Michael coordinated all of the inspections with the inspectors and the seller (and tenants of the property). He explained the process to me thoroughly and made sure that things were getting done in a timely manner. He made sure I had copies of all documents and inspection reports.
I just have to emphasize how helpful Michael was in the entire process of my home purchase. He was VERY patient with me and made the experience stress free and enjoyable."
Karen Adams, Tacoma, WA (Buyer) Wed, 20 Dec 2017 11:01:13 +1000
"Michael did a great job guiding me through the home buying process. As a first time home buyer I was nervous at first but he made sure to set my mind at ease and kept the whole experience as painless as possible. I am now moving into my perfect home and I have Michael to thank for that. Highly recommend!"
Nick R, Tacoma (Buyer) Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:37:21 +1000
"Michael was fantastic, he helped in every aspect of this home purchase and was friendly and kind when things got complicated. He went the extra mile to make sure our home closed. I would recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a home."
Heidi Thompson, Tacoma, WA (Buyer) Sat, 29 Jul 2017 02:12:12 +1000
"Michael was fantastic- his knowledge of the market, flexibility, and understanding of our needs made the process as a first time buyer great!"
Mia Daughenbaugh, Tacoma (Buyer) Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:56:22 +1000
"Michael Duggan was great! From figuring out if it was the right time to buy, searching for the perfect home, and finally purchasing our home, he was there every step of the way. He was quick to answer questions in a timely and professional manner and always made time for us, I would recommend Michael to anyone buying or selling a home but especially to first time home buyers. Michael has a practical, no pressure way of working with clients that leaves you confident in your choice to buy a home!! Go with Mike!!"
MS ~ Lacey, WA (Buyer) Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:00:43 +1000
"Michael Duggan displays the highest level of honesty and integrity. He is very hard working and is an extremely likeable person. All great qualities to have as a realtor. Good luck Michael Duggan! May you have years of success at Windermere Realty!"