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Edward Buckley
Co-owner
Designated Broker
Realtor
ABR

Cell Phone:
206-550-3665
 
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Maureen Buckley
Co-owner
Managing Broker
Realtor 
GRI, CLHMS, ABR, ALHS

Cell Phone:
206.947.7354
 
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Contact Info:

168 Winslow Way West|
On Winslow Green
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Fax: 206.780.3500
Office Phone: 206.842.4099


About Ed

As co-owner of Buckley and Buckley and a 3rd generation broker, I am delighted to continue a long tradition of serving real-estate buyers and sellers. Nothing pleases me more than making the sales process fun and enjoyable, and I can add the insight of a local, with more than 30 years on the Island. When I'm not showing homes, you'll find me on the water or fishing.

My favorite non-profits: Heifer International, PAWS, Humane Society

My favorite hobbies: Fishing for salmon or trout, softball and volleyball. Working on the farm in my vegetable garden or being on the tractor.

My favorite places on Bainbridge Island: Lynnwood Theatre, Cafe Nola, Bay Hay & Feed, Eagle Harbor Book Store.


 


About Maureen

I have enjoyed living and working on beautiful Bainbridge Island since 1979 and have proudly served our community for more than 30 years.

My approach is to be personal, patient, and very savvy and up to date on the latest trends in real estate, so clients are secure and confident when purchasing or selling a home. With our marketing strategies and extensive network with other real estate professionals, we'll get you results: top dollar when selling, or the best value when buying.

Living on Bainbridge Island feels like you are on a vacation that lasts forever. From the rocky coastlines with abundant marine life, sweeping panoramic views of snow capped mountains and numerous hiking, biking and horse trails, one never tires of the natural beauty that surrounds us.

The Island offers many different lifestyle choices with neighborhoods and communities to suit everyone. Family-friendly neighborhoods, private and public golf course communities, equestrian neighborhoods, stunning water & mountain views, private beach cottages, in-town luxury condominiums or a country estate. . . What's on your list?

I welcome the opportunity to showing you my hometown while helping you find the perfect new home on our idyllic island.

My favorite non-profits: Humane Society, Paws, Heifer Inc.& Bainbridge Saddle Club

My favorite hobbies: Riding my horse, gardening and wine tasting in Walla Walla wine country.

My favorite places on Bainbridge Island: Farmers Market, Christmas House in Port Madison.

 

 

 


Client Testimonials:
    

Ed and Maureen have helped us with four transactions (twice as the buyer and twice as the seller) and we think the world of them. Bainbridge is a unique place and they are truly Bainbridge experts. They also know design and the nuts and bolts of houses and are up front about what you should do to get the most for your dollar and are invaluable in helping hire the right service people to close a deal. They are the perfect combo of savvy and honest negotiators while keeping their clients' needs and emotions as the priority. They are truly fantastic.

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They knew the market and found a house that really fit my needs. Since I was working with them from out of town, they had represent my interest strongly throughout the transaction and they did. From negotiating the contract, to getting me the right inspector and following through on issues they have been highly responsive. I was very pleased with Maureen and Edward.

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We used the services of Maureen Buckley of Buckley & Buckley Real Estate, Bainbridge Island, for the complex process of marketing and selling our home of 31  years.  We received excellent service consistently during the entire process, which was very efficient & effective.    

From our experience it appears from her many years of experience in the Bainbridge community that Maureen has a keen understanding of the local market & how to best present the unique assets of a property.  She explained in detail the ins & outs of the process, each step along the way as needed.  She is well networked into the community, and can provide a wide variety of useful resources & vendors as needed during the process, which maximized getting things accomplished in a timely efficient manner.  She was able to competently price our property to best advantage to move it quickly.

In sum, we are very pleased with how all aspects of her and the company’s services proceeded.  We would not hesitate to recommend her & Buckley & Buckley Real Estate, & indeed have already done so.  We definitely are satisfied & grateful clients.

Wayne & Marcia Daley
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After working with a Seattle-based real estate agent on an expansive house search across the whole area, we decided to focus our attention on Bainbridge Island. We realized very soon that we needed an experienced, knowledgeable, professional, independent, tireless, patient, and kind (we needed a lot of hand-holding!) local agent. After checking with a few local colleagues, there was only one obvious choice - Maureen Buckley from Buckley and Buckley. 


We landed in her office and she had already weeded out properties that she knew would not or could not meet our needs. We went on the obligatory tour and she quickly directed us away from other homes while narrowing down the choices to only those that met our criteria - all the time exhibiting humor and gently but firmly helping us complete a whirlwind 2 day tour with a property that would work for us.

She then took over - negotiating with the seller's agent, calling upon experts to help sort out all kinds of specific issues with the property (beach stair repairers, septic, architect, builders, appraisers, GeoTech experts) while helping us finalize a comprehensive and fair final contract.

There were the usual challenges (and some unusual ones) but Maureen's calm and determined approach helped us navigate the completion of this sale from 3 time zones away.

Not only that, she has stayed connected to us since the closing, ensuring we are doing alright with the move and all the logistics of remodeling the home.

We have bought (and sold) many homes - the experience with Maureen (and her husband Edward and their wonderful office staff) is without question the best we have ever been through. While this is, at its core, a business transaction, Maureen made us feel comfortable and personally cared for throughout the process.

If there were 10 stars to rate her on, I'd still try to give her 11. Thanks, Maureen, for everything. See you on the island very soon. -- Aug 2013
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Maureen,

Thank you for all that you did for us as in our house sale and purchase. Not many people would be willing to invest the amount of time and attention you gave us. Thank you for your cheerful support as you took us through house after house after house for two full years (yikes!)

Thank you for honoring our needs and giving us excellent counsel when we tried to buy a house that wasn't a great fit.  You could have very easily just supported us and washed your hands of vacillating perfectionist clients who were I'm sure, a challenge to work with.  Instead you gently asked the right questions and helped us do what we needed to do to wait and eventually find the perfect house for our family.  You never pressured us and we are truly thankful for your patience.

You were spot on on helping us ready our house for this difficult market.  I can't believe we had two offers within weeks on going on the market!  Your recommendations for what to do, from the mundane (carpets) to the fun (staging), were crucial to getting the house sold quickly.

We are looking forward to calling on you to assist us in our future real estate adventures.  We appreciate your looking out for our best interests despite the immense time and energy our search required.  You are a delight to work with.  I'm not sure words can do justice to how grateful we are for all that you did for us.

Ever your loyal and grateful clients,
Jen and Frank Kochenash

PS - If anyone wants to talk to us about how it was working with you please use us for a glowing reference.

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Maureen was spectacular!  We were first-time home buyers, and she was a dream to work with.  In our eight months of searching, Maureen kept in constant contact by phone and email, showed us over 40 homes, and had her finger on the pulse of every shift in the Bainbridge housing market.  After our offer was accepted, she continued to work closely with us, guiding us through every intricacy of our home purchase.  Maureen is simply perfect - we can't imagine a more dedicated, experienced, or professional agent.

Drew Hansen & Julie Cooper, Eagledale

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This is the third transaction Maureen has helped me with and I couldn't be more pleased with her and her staff. These transactions have not been high dollar listings or sales and yet I have never felt that my business was any less important. I have also never felt like I was just one of many clients, like can often happen in a larger office. There has always been a ton of effort to get me the best deal possible and I would not hesitate to use her again.

-Michael
 
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My husband and I spent almost a year looking at houses on Bainbridge Island with Ed, Maureen's other half in life and in real-estate. Ed and Maureen were SO patient and knowledgeable. They told us when something I was really interested in wasn't a good fit for us and why, they helped us with the mortgage process AND they even helped entertain my 2 year old as we looked at house after house! Eventually when I was due with our 2nd in just a few months, we had to pull the trigger and Ed got us in contract with a house that Ed found for us which met EVERY one of the top criteria on our list. Ed and Maureen were so incredibly honest and forthright with us that I knew whatever advice they gave me I could take to the bank. Their experience in the industry and their desire to make it happen and make it right is nearly unparalleled. I have family in the industry and I STILL chose to work with Buckley and Buckley. That is a real testament to the quality of their work. Hands down I'll use them again or refer them to anyone in need of a home here on Bainbridge. They are one of the reasons we felt we made the right decision to move here. They embody all that is wonderful about this little island! Friendly, professional, caring, knowledgeable, honest and reliable. Thank you Ed and Maureen...from the bottom of my heart, thank you!

-Brook
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Maureen is nothing short of perfection. She worked with us for over a year to find a home in the Bainbridge Island area while we were living out of the area, in fact out of the country. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the market and the entire area, available and patient in showing us to a wide array of homes, and the consummate professional from start to finish. She was with us through the entire process and took on logistics during the contract period that were above and beyond the call of duty.

Maureen represented us diplomatically but assertively during escrow, and we always felt that she had our best interests at heart. We're really grateful to have had her in our corner through the experience. If you have the chance to work with her, jump on it.

-Bridgid and Rick
 
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Maureen & Ed Buckley made the sale of our Bainbridge Island rental house possible. They were instrumental in preparing the house for sale by getting us in touch with skilled and qualified tradesmen. By means of extensive advertising, agent contacts, and open house days our property received maximum exposure. The Buckley's efforts paid off when we accepted an offer. It was through their diligence that the buyer came to realize the true value in our house. The Buckley's kept their eye on the prize, namely the sale of our house and provided invaluable info so that the appraisal was done correctly and that escrow closed. I would recommend the Buckley's unconditionally to anyone seeking to buy or sell a property on Bainbridge Island.

-Roger
 
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Dear Edward,

We would like to thank you for all of your hard work regarding the sale of our house here on Bainbridge Island. I feel compelled to write this testimonial so that others might read what great work you and your office provide. Ed is professional, courteous, knowledgeable, hard working, and kind. He worked through all the hurdles and bumps that inevitably come up through the selling process with aplomb. We thank you and wish you and your staff every happiness and continued success.
With best regards,
Taia and Peter Siphron
 

Ed,
   I rarely send thank you notes to brokers.  However your efforts in helping me and my buyers successfully close the Ferncliff house was invaluable.
   Please know that your flexibility & willingness to "problem solve" was much appreciated.
My Best,
Randy Fillingim
Prudential Real Estate
 
 
My husband and I spent almost a year looking at houses on Bainbridge Island with Ed, Maureen's other half in life and in real-estate. Ed and Maureen were SO patient and knowledgeable. They told us when something I was really interested in wasn't a good fit for us and why, they helped us with the mortgage process AND they even helped entertain my 2 year old as we looked at house after house! Eventually when I was due with our 2nd in just a few months, we had to pull the trigger and Ed got us in contract with a house that Ed found for us which met EVERY one of the top criteria on our list. Ed and Maureen were so incredibly honest and forthright with us that I knew whatever advice they gave me I could take to the bank. Their experience in the industry and their desire to make it happen and make it right is nearly unparalleled. I have family in the industry and I STILL chose to work with Buckley and Buckley. That is a real testament to the quality of their work. Hands down I'll use them again or refer them to anyone in need of a home here on Bainbridge. They are one of the reasons we felt we made the right decision to move here. They embody all that is wonderful about this little island! Friendly, professional, caring, knowledgeable, honest and reliable. Thank you Ed and Maureen...from the bottom of my heart, thank you!
 
-Brook
 

Maureen & Ed Buckley made the sale of our Bainbridge Island rental house possible. They were instrumental in preparing the house for sale by getting us in touch with skilled and qualified tradesmen. By means of extensive advertising, agent contacts, and open house days our property received maximum exposure. The Buckley's efforts paid off when we accepted an offer. It was through their diligence that the buyer came to realize the true value in our house. The Buckley's kept their eye on the prize, namely the sale of our house and provided invaluable info so that the appraisal was done correctly and that escrow closed. I would recommend the Buckley's unconditionally to anyone seeking to buy or sell a property on Bainbridge Island.

-Roger
 

Ed spent hours and days over a six-month period while we searched for a home on Bainbridge Island. We were consolidated our homes in Seattle and So. California into a new house and professional help was a must. Ed was always available and when we finally found the 'perfect' one' he continued walking us through the purchase and inspection process. There was never any pressure only good solid direction and advice and he was there or available for every appointment or meeting if we requested him. In addition he had a good resource list of recommended trades to help us as we settled in over the weeks following move in.

He and Maureen are long time agents and residents of Bainbridge and have a wonderful business with a competent staff to assist.

Happy to call Bainbridge home since August 2011.

-Bill
 
 

"Both Maureen and Ed Buckley have been extraordinary professionals to do business with. The majority of my time was spent with Ed who went above and beyond to assist me in finding a wonderful property and he hung in there with me through my move back to the Seattle area from Toronto with all of the challenges that showed up along the way. Their kindness and service continues as they refer wonderful people my way for all of the home projects that I had planned. I would do business with Maureen and Ed again and again and highly recommend them."