Client Testimonials for The Picknell Team
Julie and her incredible team are among the best of the best in real estate! They go above and beyond in all aspects of real estate. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, you can’t go wrong with Julie and her powerhouse team! No pun intended. 😉
My husband and I have worked with Julie on several reality purchases and sells. She is the best, very professional, a good communicator and so enthusiastic. The open houses as she hosts them are the way to sell a home. We recommend Julie for your next home purchase or sell.
We loved our experience working with Julie! She found us the perfect home to start our life and family.
Best Realtor in town!
Look forward to working with her again.
We worked with Julie to both buy and sell our homes. We bought a few months after Covid hit, just before we were able to enter the homes for viewing. We sold a couple months later, when the real insanity started. We could have used any agent to list and buy, but we would have lost both deals for sure. Julie was critical in getting both deals closed. Unlike the other agents involved, she pulled out all the stops to get through both of them. Where the other agents failed, she carried them both to closing. Any agent can list and show homes, but her experience and attention to detail really shows. She told us what we needed to do and when it had to be done by. Had she not pushed us to get it done, we would have missed the insane rush that gave us several over asking offers in just a few days. The professional photographer took absolutely beautiful pictures, not the crappy mobile phone pics you see in many listings. She was always on top of things and we could always reach her. Again, anyone can list and show homes. Not everyone can present your home in the best possible light or be able to handle issues that would kill the deal. If you are reading this, consider yourself lucky to have found your agent. You can stop searching now.
Julie is simply the best in the business. Her knowledge, kindness, and expediency are unmatched. She made the process for me, a first-time home-buyer, very easy and pleasant. She treats even her smallest listings as if they are her most important, and treats clients like they are dear friends. I am absolutely delighted to have worked with her and now consider her a great friend and connection in the industry. HIGHLY recommend her!
From the first meeting with Julie , my husband and I felt we chose right agent to sell our house . She gave us great advice before listing with her professional background as a real estate agent . She worked hard for her clients and responded quickly to every text, phone and e-mail. Finally we got the offer after 2 weeks after listing as she targeted . I will not hesitate to recommend Julie to anyone looking to buy or sell.
Julie and Kate are a fantastic team. They are both knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. When looking for our new home or selling the previous home, their insight and support made both experiences painless. Highly recommended if you like working with good people and getting great results.
Julie helped me sell my home 6 years ago and was there for me when we returned to the area to buy one. She has become a great-trusted friend. I appreciate her continued encouragement even after the deal. Thank you for everything Julie.
Worked with her for many years, very experienced, professional and will always get you the right house. We have worked with julie on several occasions and always superior service provided.
Julie has sold two rather unconventional properties for us, quickly connecting us with happy satisfied buyers. She is extremely professional, ethical, personable, and responsive. Julie truly goes the extra mile for her clients and skillfully negotiates a transaction that makes both buyers and sellers happy. She makes the often stressful challenge of selling a home a very positive experience.
Julie sold our house in the middle of a pandemic and we were totally pleased. She gave us excellent advice all the way around and was great to work with.
I could not have imagined a better home buying experience than the one I had working with Julie and her team. As a first time home buyer, I was nervous and didn’t know much about the process. Julie immediately made me feel at ease and well taken care of. Julie went above and beyond to make sure I was always comfortable with what was happening, responded to all messages promptly, eased my stress, and in the end brought me to the perfect home. I could not be more grateful for Julie making my first time home buying experience so amazing, and can not recommend Julie and her team enough.
Julie was thorough with her research to price our home appropriately. Her strategy for the initial open house was unique and extremely effective! Our open house was very well attended with lots of excitement. Several families were very interested in buying our house. We had 2 oral offers by the end of the open house, which were followed by 2 full-price written offers within a couple days.
Julie was great to work with, she has tons of energy and will do everything she can to help sell your home. From the open house to closing, you won't be disappointed.
Julie Picknell is amazing!! My husband and I were first time home buyers so we were obviously new to this process and required a lot of guidance. We were in great hands with Julie! Her professionalism and expertise allowed us to trust her recommendations without hesitation, and her friendliness and enthusiasm made it fun. She always responded promptly to our questions and consistently updated us to check in. It really felt like Julie truly cared about our happiness and comfort in our new home. You won't be able to find a better real estate professional who also feels like a dear friend. Thank you for everything Julie! We couldn't have done it without you.
Julie is an outstanding realtor who has helped myself and other family members on multiple transactions. She is creative and comes up with amazing ideas to make buying and selling seamless throughout the entire process. She will do what it takes to get the deal done with the upmost of professionalism.
We feel very fortunate to have found Julie! She is extremely knowledgeable about the area and all aspects of the buying and selling process. She is very responsive to texts, emails and phone calls, and kept us well informed throughout the process. Whenever we requested a showing, she was able to get us in with very little notice. The market was so intense when we were selling/buying, time was of the essence, and she worked tirelessly for us. She also has a great team backing her up. The photographer she used was awesome! She and her staff made fabulous brochures and marketing materials, and the open house was masterfully handled. We found Julie to be upbeat, extremely well organized and fun to work with!
Julie was incredible to work with on both the selling and buying side. This was the first time i worked with her and it was a great experience. She is prepared, honest and incredibly hard working. Perhaps most importantly, she makes herself 100% available to you. I never had a question go unanswered. In fact, she actually answered most before i even had to ask. Trust Julie, she won't let you down!
Julie was a very energetic and attentive realtor to work with. She was responsive to all of our needs in a timely, professional manner. I would highly recommend Julie for your home sale or purchase.
Julie is a fabulous agent. She is attentive to your needs, calls and responds quickly and has a sparkling personality that truly shines. She remembers the little things and made our selling experience easy. She is very in-tune with the market, familiar with the area and is super thoughtful. I would recommend her without a doubt to anyone looking for a Real Estate Agent.
Julie is the best. She's savvy, responsive, and experienced. Very good with detail and follow through. She gave solid advice through all phases of our home sale. Her excellent people skills and contacts helped everything go smoothly and quickly. Would highly recommend her to anyone who is seeking an energetic and knowledgeable professional.
Julie is an amazing person. She is easy to work with and truly looks out for the best interest of the client. She is very knowledgeable and helps with every detail along the way. She is definitely my go-to realtor!!
When moving from out of state for a job relocation, anxious doesn't even begin to describe how I felt about the process of finding a new home. But after meeting with several agents, it was clear that Julie could put my mind at ease that we would not only find the perfect home, but that we would find our fit for our family in the community. She served as not only an agent for us, but a counselor who guided us through our move and beyond. I became frustrated as I saw there were few homes in the area we truly wanted to be in, yet Julie remained confident and reassuring that things would work out. She took my husband out to casually look at houses when he happened to be in the area for work, and I'll be honest, I wasn't too thrilled by any of the options based on what I saw through pictures. And the one I wrote off as a definite "no" was the one, at the end of the day, that Julie and my husband swore was meant for us even though I couldn't see how when it didn't seem to check the boxes off my list. However, I had grown to trust Julie, so I knew if she believed we were getting a great home, for a great price, and that it was much better than what I saw in the pictures, then I could take her word. Wow, am I glad I did! Because once I saw the house, I fell in love with it. She navigated us through a multiple offer situation, and we got the house for a great deal. Bottom line- Julie works day in and day out for her clients. She knows everyone, everywhere she goes, and she truly is great at what she does.
Julie was great to work with! She always had my best interests in mind and worked diligently to move the process along as quickly as possible. I highly recommend her to anyone in the Ann Arbor area looking to buy or sell. You won't be disappointed.
Recently divorced Julie reassured me that I would find a great home within my budget for me and my son. She did just that. Very responsive and she made the entire process very stress free for me. Has great recommendations for contractors. I consider Julie a friend. She's great!
This is my 7th house. I had come to think of realtors as sort of a necessary evil. Julie Picknell completely reversed all of my beliefs about the profession. As a Buyer, I was not directly paying Julie out of pocket, but I would happily have paid extra to have her on the real estate deal. She offers value far and above her commission. And I don't just mean that she has good customer service (though she has outstanding customer service skills.) I mean that she provided advice that resulted in me paying less, and also being better protected from unforeseen events and damages to the degree that I can quantify her value above and beyond that of her knowledge, charm and service. Additionally, it is worth saying that Julie is the type of person you want working for you. If I knew that robots from the future were coming to get me (think of the Terminator movies), I would call Julie. She is less real estate agent than force of nature - constantly on the go, tirelessly working, fixing, helping. Her energy and desire to make her clients' life better is boundless. Should I ever move out of state, I will need to figure out how to take her with me to buy a house. There truly are none like her.
We met with Julie when we decided to sell our home. We were on a very tight timeline, and needed to list our home quickly. She had a wonderful marketing plan, and gave us suggestions to help us sell our home quickly. We had an offer within the first 3 days, and Julie helped us negotiate the terms we were looking for. She expertly guided us through the whole process. We would highly recommend Julie! She's attentive, knowledgeable, and organized. She handled every detail of our home sale with confidence and ease!
While Zillow's "starred" categories (local market knowledge, expertise, responsiveness, and negotiation skills) are significant and relevant strengths for realtors, they are, in large part, learned skills. Julie, with her deep experience, typically and routinely, excels in all! But to me her most important gift is one that cannot be learned, and that's her uncompromising honesty. For example: at a recent closing Julie deftly brokered an ongoing-and seemingly-endless home sale for me in terms that I was exceptionally satisfied with. Less than a week later I received a check from Julie for an additional $20,000! Even though she clearly knew that I could not have been happier with the original terms, she had typically, over the next several days, scrupulously (and conscientiously) reviewed all the paperwork and, in the process had discovered a $20,000 mistake, in my favor, that the title company had mistakenly made. No one else had caught it - embarrassing as it is to admit - including myself. In other words, Julie did not have to tell anyone about the error and could have easily pocketed an extra 20 grand but her honesty was more important. I have worked with her for almost 15 years and can not praise her enough. She’s always the best!
Julie Picknell is a consummate professional. She acts as an advocate for her client while maintaining the highest quality relationships with her real estate colleagues, ensuring open and honest communication throughout the negotiation process. Julie worked tirelessly on my behalf to promote our very unconventional home, dealing creatively with its many quirks, and steering me through the inevitable complications of negotiating a sale. She was a rock. Her skill, empathy, and unfailing good humor made selling our family home a positive experience.
When moving out of our Burns Park home, my husband and I requested proposals and market analysis from several top realtors in the Ann Arbor area. Julie's proposal was head and shoulders above the rest. She made extensive use of social media, leveraged her network of realtor colleagues, as well as other methods to drive interest in a one-day open house that was the cornerstone of her proposal. Over 100 people attended the one-day only open house and in the following two days, we received 5 qualified offers. We accepted one on day three in excess of the listed price. Julie was with us all the way and we believe her strategy and pricing model made all the difference in our successful home sale. Burns Park is a very select market in Ann Arbor but has homes that vary greatly in size, style, and condition. Julie brought great attention and analysis to the pricing of our house and it made a big difference. Julie is highly professional, highly responsive, very knowledgable, works very very hard, super easy to work with, very ethical and very smart. We have bought and sold 5 homes and have used very well-regarded and accomplished realtors in the past .. But Julie sets a new bar for excellence. We think the world of her expertise and experience .. And highly highly recommend her!!
Julie walked me through selling and buying with expertise, confidence, patience and love. My husband had been diagnosed with dementia and this was my first solo experience in selling and buying a house. I have since recommended her to others and will continue to be one of her greatest supporters. Oh, I forgot an important part of this. She sold our house for more than we thought we would get, and bought our new one at a lower price. Gotta love that girl!!!!!