Kanika Sharma - Seattle, WA
Loved working with Manesh and Tania. Very patient and judgement free. They were transparent about the process and we always felt like they were on our team.
Sushma Sai - Everett, WA
Working with Manesh and Tania was phenomenal!They were very efficient, quick in responding to the questions and concerns and great networking skills! Manesh is competitive in evaluating the homes matching our preferences. He understands your goals and limitations. While touring the houses, he guided us with valuable and relevant inputs about the house, market and the best price to bid on it. This made us understand a lot about home buying process and financials.They were able to get the good deal in a limited time frame. We definitely recommend them and also we'll never miss a chance to work with them.
Sandeep K - Lynnwood, WA
We are new to Seattle area and was clueless on location in our house search and had a lot of filters to consider (Vastu, facing, budget etc). Manesh was instrumental, extremely patient and knowledgeable to advise what’s best for our family. Manesh traveled with us to every nook and corner of the city in our house-hunt. Best part is his family as a team who well understand our needs and could quickly pull in all required info as you hop from home to home. He and team are available, reliable, quick, efficient and amicable - all that you need in a realtor.
Michael & Virginia - Burien, WA
We were first time home buyers in this crazy market and I can confidently say that the only reason we secured our dream house was because we were working with Manesh.
I'm very confident in this fact because we had another agent that we were working with who was referred to us by a friend that we felt wasn't a good fit. Well, it was a night and day difference when we started working with Manesh. Our prior agent was very experienced (about 20-30 years of experience) but Manesh is really on a different level and we knew we made the right decision from the first home we toured with him.
So what was it like working with this consummate professional?
1) PROFESSIONALISM: First of all, Manesh closely adhered to his professional duty to act as our representative and to protect our interests as his clients.
This is absolutely #1 and Manesh saved us from financial ruin TWO times during our search. As first time home buyers, we were in an extremely vulnerable position and Manesh protected us from ourselves and unscrupulous sellers looking to take advantage of buyers.
He correctly assessed the risks and counseled us to make offers that protected us--in both incidents he put in the protections needed in our offer while remaining competitive. While we could have won those two houses but after inspections they turned out to be bad deals. Because of the protections he put in we were able to cancel the deals and move on with our search without losing our earnest money or taking any financial losses.
Ultimately, he was able to save us a SIGNIFICANT amount of money on our winning offer because he correctly assessed the buyer's position, and knew that we had some leverage we could exercise to push the deal in our favor. We are FOREVER GRATEFUL to Manesh for his professionalism and staying true to his ethical obligations as a Realtor.
2) COMMUNICATIONS: Manesh is an excellent communicator--one of the BEST I've ever had to opportunity to work with. His efficiency in communication is matched with a charismatic touch that really makes the whole process feel effortless. We ALWAYS felt like we knew what was going on in the process and it left us free to worry about our side of the deal.
I cannot emphasize enough how much this helped us in our home search and buying experience. Clear, concise, and ACCURATE communication--we always felt like Manesh was in the loop and he often corrected our own mistakes or inaccuracies. We never felt like we had to second guess Manesh, although as responsible buyers we always did our best to fulfill our obligations to verify and do our due diligence. Ultimately, we made the decisions but Manesh helped ensure
3) INDUSTRY AND MARKET KNOWLEDGE: Manesh knows the Seattle/Eastside and surrounding areas very well, and he isn't shy about sharing his perspective about a property. I loved this about Manesh--he's straight forward and will tell you the good, bad, and ugly about the property. He had a lot of insights and I enjoyed these interactions with him.
I really felt like I was working with one of my expert colleagues at the office on a project together. Manesh brought his experience and knowledge, and I did my part of the project defining the goals and desired parameters. My real estate knowledge grew as I worked with Manesh and we could have more and more sophisticated conversations over the course of our search--as I my knowledge grew, Manesh was always there to offer more.
Finally, I really feel like I became friends with Manesh through this process. The process was pretty stressful because of the market conditions and Manesh saw us through the emotional highs and lows. He was supportive and helped anchor us to reality throughout the search. It's really hard not to like Manesh!
We looked forward to our home tours because we liked being around him--it really helped eased some of the stress of our home search. So after we closed on the house we were a little sad because we became so used to our regular check-ins and communications with Manesh ??. Thank you so much Manesh!!! We miss you!
Mary G - Bonney Lake, WA
I was blessed to find Manesh who helped me locate and purchase my new home here in the Seattle area. He walked with me every step of the way and made the whole process of purchasing a new build home not only effective, but also made suggestions that improved the quality of my new home. Work with this company - they really care and will offer you a quality, personal experience
Vedram V - Lynnwood, WA
We had a great experience with Manesh. He helped us to find a great house in Lynnwood. This was my first time buying a home, and Manesh’s expertise and advice was invaluable. He was very patient and helpful, and maintained great communication throughout the entire process.
Jess M - North Bend, WA
We worked with Manesh and Tania selling our home and I could not recommend them more! Finding our dream house as we casually scrolled online was unexpected so we were unprepared to sell our home. Tania and Manesh came in, set a plan and we’re there with us literally every step of the way, selling our home only 5 days after it was listed. They always made time for us, kept us informed, and made sure things were handled in a timely manner. Not only are you getting amazing realtors but the contacts that they have made and can extend are priceless, they provided great resources for handymen and staging that exceeded our expectations. The most impressive thing was their kindness, honesty, and attention to detail, there is no question in my mind that we could not have done this in the timeframe we did without their hard work and commitment. If you want realtors that will truly have your best interest and do a great job, 100% this is the team for you!
Nick M - Cle Elum, WA
After unexpectedly finding and falling in love with our new home, before we'd even wholly committed to the idea of moving ourselves, it was pretty overwhelming looking head-on at the amount of work we had ahead of us to sell our house. Manesh & Tania had a plan set and an answer ready for every question or problem we had. There was never a moment throughout the entire process that left us feeling like we were anything other than their highest priority. Two of the most honest and kind people we've ever had the pleasure to meet and work with.
Vinayak M - Lynnwood, WA
Manesh and Tania helped us secure a perfect house in Lynnwood, WA. Starting from Day 1, they were meticulous in understanding our requirements and always provided hand-picked listings customized to our needs. They would do thorough research of the market and provide their unbiased opinion about the listings, and would patiently answer all our questions even if they were silly. Best of all, we never felt being rushed into decision making. As the market is upbeat during Covid, we were tempted to over bid occasionally, but their honest feedback helped restraining us to go beyond the right price. My wife and I would highly recommend their services to any of your real estate needs. Looking forward to working with them again in future !!
Ben F - Issaquah, WA
We worked closely with Manesh and Tania for our home purchase in a new development in Issaquah. We couldn’t have been more pleased from start to finish! They were experienced, honest, professional, responsive and extremely resourceful in all facets of our needs. They consistently went the extra step for us which really differentiates their service model. We would highly recommend for your real estate needs!!
Nabarun C - Maple Valley, WA
Manesh helped us end to end through our journey of buying a home in Seattle area while we were located in East coast , He is very knowledgeable, helped us to make decisions without pushing his opinion but by making us clear about the pros and cons of each offer, After we won the bid he guided us throughout the process and kept us updated, he was always available for any queries and helped us to close the deal smoothly on time , he has also helped us in couple of matters after closing the deal just like a Friend would do, he has won our trust !! We would definitely recommend him to all our friends, if you want a hassle free home buying experience please consider Manesh
Steve L - Sammamish, WA
We recently relocated to the Seattle area and were so fortunate to work with Manesh and Tania. They understand the market very well and took the time to understand our needs and what we were looking for. They take a personal approach and are 100% in your court. They are always available and are everything you would hope to have when working with a real estate agent.
Chido C - Marysville, WA
Wow. It's hard to put into words just how much help Manesh was in finding a new home, but here goes! When my wife and I started looking for a new home we didn't have an idea how difficult it was going to be. Home prices had sharply risen as a result of the high demand and record low interest rates. What we knew was that if we didn't enter the market soon, we risked being priced out in the future. We promptly reached out to Manesh to assist us in finding a home and he quickly responded by providing us with the latest market updates and additional information that helped mange our expectations about buying a home in the current market. Basically, he prepared us for what was to come. For the next three weeks, Manesh provided us with a regular feed of the latest listings tailored to our specifications and when we decided on a home we liked he quickly arranged viewings. Manesh was never late to viewings and always provided his honest opinion on a house even if it resulted in us walking away from that particular house. Once we found a house we liked and Manesh approved, he helped draw up competitive offers which resulted in us having an offer accepted against the odds. We love our new home and thank Manesh for all his efforts. If we ever decide to sell this house in the future, we already know who we are calling!
Maddie J - Mukilteo, WA
I worked with Manesh and Tania Lakhani in June of 2021 and without a doubt would recommend working with them. As a first-time home buyer, Manesh and Tania were incredibly informative, responsive, and patient with me throughout the process. Both went above and beyond to make sure every detail was in order from start to finish.
Charles T - Bellevue, WA
Manesh helped us to sell our home in Bellevue. He is highly experienced with negotiations and did a fantastic job from start to finish. We live abroad and there is a significant time difference between us. Nonetheless, Manesh was extremely responsive 24/7. He even helped us to coordinate all the landscaping, renovations, and repairs, as well as professionally stage the space. I would highly recommend Manesh to anyone looking to make a real estate transaction.
Santosh T - Everett, WA
Manesh was more than helpful in finding us our dream house. He was extremely honest, upfront, and was able to find us a house that fit right in our price. He was extremely communicative and easy to reach to answer any of our questions. He went above and beyond to help us with the entire process. Would totally work with him again!
Saket G - Bothell, WA
Manesh helped us not only buying an awesome house but also with selling our last place. He is super awesome - a master negotiator, gives attention to details and make sure things are easy for clients. He will go that extra mile for you which helped us close the fast in this crazy market. He is our good friend now and someone whom I recommend without a doubt to my network.
Rajani K - Sammamish, WA
We had wonderful experience working with Tania and Manesh. They are very attentive and followed up on every single detail and kept us updated throughout the process. They would give us their expert opinion and guided through the entire process of negotiating and helping us get our dream home. We highly recommend them and they are the best.
Ravi K - Kirkland, WA
Very happy to have worked with Tania this summer. She is a hard-worker, and pays attention to detail while listing your home for sale. They (Tania and her husband Manesh) treat the house like its theirs while getting it ready to be sold. I would not hesitate to buy a home listed by them any day. No stone goes unturned and buyers can be rest assured that they are in very good hands. Incidentally, we used them as a buyers agent as well this summer and highly recommend their services.
Pavitra P - Lynnwood, WA
When my husband and I were searching for a home from California, we knew we needed a real estate agent who was honest, very knowledgeable of the local housing market surrounding Seattle, and with a great work ethic. Manesh and Tania were everything we were looking for and more!! Buying a home from out-of-state was stressful, to say the least, but Manesh made the whole process so much easier from start to finish. This husband-and-wife-duo were absolutely amazing to work with and I cannot recommend them enough!! We are so happy to have found them and when we’re ready to buy our next home, we’ll know exactly who to turn to for help!
Sean G – Lynnwood, WA
I was introduced to Manesh through a friend. Manesh hopped on the phone at a moments notice. That level of responsiveness continued through all phases of the real estate viewing and purchase process. I always felt Manesh was a partner in the process. Moreover, my partner and I cherished the long hours Manesh spent talking through options and strategizing - he took our finances and the weight of the decision as seriously as if he it was his own future and family involved. He steered us away from issues and helped us arrive at a great deal.
Lars O – Renton, WA
Trust was the most important aspect of this whole process for us. From the get-go Manesh made us feel heard. He struck the perfect balance between informative and allowing us space to form our own opinions. He was never pushy but knew when to push us on putting in offers on homes. He made himself available to us despite our being located on the East Coast and him on the West coast. He was genuinely a delight to work with, and on the off-chance he was unavailable, his wife Tania stepped in and did an amazing job handing over information and serving in his stead. What a fantastic team. They get the highest praise from us.
John F.X - Renton, WA
Tania is wonderful to work with. She was very responsive, prompt and answered all our first time home buyer questions. Tania and Manesh genuinely cared about helping us find our first house. They were always on top of everything, reaching to us with any updates during the search phase and after placing offer. We had a great experience working with them.
Goutham R - WA
Manesh is a great realtor who understands client requirements and goes into detail by looking at various dimensions of budget, location and size. He then presents with the properties that match the requirement. One key thing is that he never pushes the client to overbid and always does the ground work of market analysis prior to reviewing the property. I strongly recommend him to any of the first time home buyers or folks looking to upgrade.
Pedro V - Sammamish, WA
Tremendous partner. Always available. Honest feedback, easy to trust in the process. I was able to do it all remote due to his commitment to video and great communication.
Pamela W - Sammamish, WA
Manesh was excellent in helping us relocate to Seattle's east side from out of state. He went above and beyond to ensure that we had all the information and felt comfortable with each step of the process. He promises "business with integrity" and delivers on his promise. His customer service and work ethic are impeccable and we feel fortunate to have worked with him. We highly recommend Manesh!
Tyler T.E - Kirkland, WA
Manesh is the best realtor I’ve ever worked with. He was great to work with and provided great insight into what to look for at properties. He did research and was flexible, making himself available for appointments even after work hours or on weekends. I think his biggest strength was the offer phase, providing good insights into aspects of what he thought a winning offer would need. He also has great contacts he has worked with for work on a property. We got a rental property that we are very happy with and would recommend Manesh to everyone.
Zenobia C - Carnation, WA
6 weeks ago When my husband and I decided to buy our first forever home, everything was new and daunting. The market seems to fluctuate, and after losing out on a couple of places we were ready to give up. That’s when Manesh Lakhani contacted me through Zillow. What I didn’t know, was that would be the beginning of an amazing house hunting journey. Manesh was patient, knowledgeable, and most importantly always honest. As we worked closely together, he eventually knew exactly what we wanted, and gave honest feedback when he didn’t think a property was right for us (AND HE WAS RIGHT!!!). He truly spent time getting to know us, finding those finer details that would make our hearts skip a beat in every house. Eventually we found “the one”, and our hearts were set. Manesh worked diligently to ensures that no matter where we were in the process, we were always comfortable, and had all the facts at hand. Giving us the risks, and sometimes harsh reality of the first-time buying process; before letting us make decisions. Manesh isn’t just a real estate agent, he is a partner along the journey to making your dream home come true. All we can say, is THANK YOU Manesh, for the impeccable service you gave us and finding our dream home, it was an honor to work with you.
Kiran P - Redmond, WA
Based on a zillow recommendation, we met Manesh mid summer 2020. We were casually testing waters to understand what is required to purchase a home in the Redmond area. Being first time buyers, we were tentative and unsure in distinguishing reality from hype in this area. From our first meeting, Manesh earned our trust. He was honest, realistic and knowledgeable. Conversations with him have propelled us from casual tours to actual purchase in 3 months. Once we zeroed in on the home, Manesh helped us with the rest of the bidding, negotiation with the seller agent and paperwork. He was thorough following up with the multiple intermediaries ensuring that the deal goes thru timely and smooth. We were happy we worked with Manesh in purchasing our house. If we are back in the real estate market again, we will surely rely on Manesh again.
Nick B - Sammamish, WA
If I could have given a higher rating than 5 stars for negotiation skills.. I would have! A couple of months ago, my wife and I looked at a house that checked all of the boxes for us. It was out of our price range at the time, but it helped ground us in expectations for the Puget Sound housing market. Manesh met us no questions asked, and took us seriously as a customer even though we were incapable of buying at the time. We stayed in contact and sent Manesh nightly reviews on properties he found for us. Again... nowhere near ready to purchase. About a month and a half ago, my wife and I came across a house we couldn't pass up. Expectations realigned, Manesh helped us understand our own sincerity in getting this done, despite our recent "not ready" history. Manesh guided us through all of the situations we must consider and his guidance was invaluable. Had it not been for Manesh's recommendations for what offer to put in and additional clauses, we would still be renters. It's our first house ever that we put an offer in for and we got it! Had it not been for Manesh, we'd still be on the endless PNW house shopping journey that our friends are stuck in. I highly recommend Manesh, especially for the new house shoppers like us, who needed someone with the patience, care, and respect for their client like you would treat family. Thank you, Manesh
Imran M - Snoqualmie, WA
We had a chance to meet Manesh Lakhani and use his expertise to buy a house in Seattle this spring. From the very first meeting, we had an impression of a true professional and as it turned out later, he was indeed an outstanding agent in the real estate market. It was completely unknown territory for me and needless to say, I was more than afraid to make the wrong decision. We sat at a coffee shop and talked a lot about the process. Both my wife and I had tons of questions to ask, and Manesh kindly and patiently addressed our never-ending concerns. He explained potential caveats, took into account all our preferences (location, type of house, year of built, etc.) and came up with an effective strategy. I am not an expert in the real estate market, but that day I left the coffee shop with a solid understanding of what steps to take. Not only did he provide a comprehensive tour of the housing market and shopping tactics, but also made us feel confident in our attempts to buy our dream house. Manesh promptly provided us with a frequently updated listing of the houses that could have been interesting to us. He was always on call and responded in a timely manner. He walked us through many houses in different parts of Seattle, and always made sure we had a detailed picture. He taught us to pay attention to not too obvious aspects of the process, like a builder’s rating, number of previous owners, etc. He wanted us to not only make a good financial investment but mainly settle down in a place that we can call home. We found a lovely townhouse that we decided to buy and made a deposit to secure the purchase but continued to look for other opportunities. It happened that another house with more favorable conditions came into the market, and we changed our minds. Manesh managed to get 100% of our security deposit back in no time. Having finalized our decision we started the paperwork. Manesh introduced us to multiple loan officers from different banks. It goes without saying that people working with Manesh are also highly reliable professionals. They guided us through the entire process so we did not have to worry about bureaucratic issues. They offered us great options and special deals to go with. Thanks to the quick and competitive strategy of Manesh and his team, we finally bought our beautiful house. Manesh did not stop surprising us with his enthusiasm even after the deal was done. Once we moved in Manesh showed up at our door with welcome-to-your-new-home custom-made gifts. He even brought toys for our kids. He also shared contacts of trusted handymen and specialty contractors to make sure we can continue on fixing and renovating our house. I am truly pleased with how he still checks in with us. I couldn’t have imagined such a professional but at the same time personally tailored relationships from a real estate agent. I've recommended Manesh Lakhani to everyone I know. He's a real expert and a genuinely nice guy. I honestly think it’d be challenging to find a better agent.