- Highly likely to recommend
07/31/2011 - ccocks
Sold a Single Family home in 2008 for approximately $1.35M in Mercer Island, WA.
We have bought and/or sold 5 houses with Jay over the last 12 years ranging in price from $300k to $1.3M. He is super responsive to your needs, gives realistic advice, makes the closing process smooth and has good knowledge of a wide range of house values and neighborhoods, particularly on the East Side. And, when you are done buying your house, Jay doesn't just dissappear like many brokers. He is always a phone or text away for advice on home improvement investments, local ordinances and recommendations on contractors and services. We have put our trust in Jay and he has never let us down and will continue in the future.
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Response from Jay on 09/30/2011
I can't thank you guys enough for your loyalty and referrals over the years! It's clients/friends like you who make this a fun and rewarding career. :-)

 

- Highly likely to recommend
01/29/2012 - talk2sunder
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $300K in Lake Hills, Bellevue, WA.
We loved working with Jay! He offered great recommendations on pricing and staging. He knew all the right contacts to get our house prepared. He even helped us close the sale when we were out of the country. We would work with him every single time!
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Response from Jay on 02/02/2012
I am honored that you placed your trust in me after you moved to another country! I'm glad it all worked out and I wish you the best of luck.

 

- Highly likely to recommend
01/10/2012 - janiebt
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $375K in Phantom Lake, Bellevue, WA.
Jay just helped us buy our first home, and overall, we had a very good experience. There are a few qualities that really make Jay stand out:

1. Jay really, REALLY knows what he's doing. He's been doing real estate here for so long that he knows every area like the back of his hand. We gave him a long list of qualities we'd love to have in a house, as well as a pretty narrow geographic area, and he showed us a ton of homes that had just about everything we were looking for. He was really helpful in explaining anything we didn't understand. If you're looking for an experienced realtor, Jay is it.

2. Jay's very honest and an all-around good guy. He's not perfect (who is?), but if he makes a mistake, he does everything in his power to correct it.

3. Jay is the kind of guy you want on your team. We had a lot of issues with getting the sellers to complete work they agreed to complete, and Jay fought tooth and nail for us. Even though he is busy, we always got quick responses whenever we contacted him. He follows through.

Jay's a great realtor and it's easy to see why!
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Response from Jay on 02/02/2012
As I said before, it was very difficult at the end of the transaction and I wish it would have turned out a bit differently. I know that you will be super happy in this home in the long run, especially based on location. I am grateful that you placed your trust in me, after hearing about all of the Realtor referrals sent to you by friends. :-)

 

- Highly likely to recommend
12/02/2011 - Elegantgentleman
Bought a home in 2011.
My wife and I are both physicians who just moved to Seattle. We were using zillow to look at houses and began reading reviews for real estate agents...and that's how we found Jay! Jay is an outstanding real estate agent who is easy to talk to, communicates well, and is always reachable and responds promptly. He's lived his whole life in Seattle so he knows everything there is to know about this city. Jay took us to see almost 100 houses. He doesn't try to convince you to buy every house you see. He wants to help find the perfect house for you. He would often point out both positive and negative things about houses that we hadn't noticed or considered. We had a delay in closing on our house, and Jay was so understanding and helpful the whole time. Jay really provides a personal service and develops a relationship with his clients that can be life-long. There is a very good reason that Jay Agoado is so highly rated and well-reviewed on zillow....because he's the best!!
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Response from Jay on 01/05/2012
It was so much fun meeting the two of you. It's also been great getting to know you more on a personal level and spending time with the two of you. We are looking forward to many more fun times together! :-)

 

- Highly likely to recommend
12/02/2011 - jennyb85
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $300K in Alderwood Manor, Lynnwood, WA.
Jay was amazing! He is very knowledgable about the whole home buying process he answered every question for me. He made the whole ordeal stress free, fast and easy. He found us the perfect home which we plan on enjoying for a long time. The best part is we had an insane time frame which Jay managed to do for us no problem. We found, bought and moved in to our new house in a month! Next house we will definitely use Jay again. You will have a hard time finding anyone as good as him.
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Response from Jay on 01/05/2012
It was great getting to know you guys! Thank you so much for the card and it's great to hear that you are absolutely enjoying your home. :-)

 

- Highly likely to recommend
10/20/2011 - edmcg
Sold a home in 2011.
Jay was excellent in helping us navigate a market in which we had already been living for a decade. Because he is very active on Mercer Island, he has very deep knowledge of the pitfalls of certain areas, how house values have held up and also construction problems or complaints associated with vertain types of architecture and construction materials.

He dissuaded us from more than a few properties and got beyond the esoterica that most realtors discuss when taking you through a home. I really appreciate his patience and his willingness not to rush to close a sale and we are extremely pleased with the home we purchased.

Jay also helped us sell our exisiting home, after first making recomendations on what to renovate and what not to invest further money into. We listed after Labor Day, when I had assumed no one would be in the market as the school year resumed. Jay assured us that therewere buyers and he utilized multiple marketing chanels to reach them - both online and offline. Our home got maximum exposure, a strongly attended broker's open house, and we received four offers with two daysof listing and before we held an open house. Jay got two of those offers to come in at full price and we closed on our sale in three weeks with a fully approved buyer.

I did not witness the behind the scenes efforts to get the buyers to pay full price, but I would say the home was priced correctly and Jay used the market to drive the sale by pricing it correctly. Many other homnes in the immediate area, with arguably better locations, had listed higher and ended up selling lower than we did or have been taken off the market. Jay took what could have been a very stressful situation and made the deal happen.

I recommendJay highly and have taken to nicknaming him "Real Estate CSI" for his forensic home and market evaluation skills.
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Response from Jay on 10/20/2011
Real Estate CSI? I thought I was Sargent Jay! LOL!!! You guys were great to work for and I couldn't be happier for you that it all worked out perfectly in the end. Thank you for your loyalty!

 

- Highly likely to recommend
10/18/2011 - not2say
Bought a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $400K in Lower Queen Anne, Seattle, WA.
Jay Agoado was our real estate agent during our search and purchase of a condominium. Our knowledge of the area was limited, and Jay provided astute guidance in selecting neighborhoods and units that fit our needs. Although his services were in great demand, he responded to all telephone calls, emails, and messages quickly, accurately, and insightfully. Jay's responsiveness remarkably continued when he underwent a medical procedure which would have rightfully sidelined even most dedicated professionals. He negotiated masterfully and tenaciously to accomplish all of our objectives. Jay is the best agent that I have dealt with in 35 years of real estate transactions. Without reservations, I recommend Jay Agoado as a real estate agent.
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Response from Jay on 10/20/2011
It was a pleasure getting to know the two of you throughout the process. You were a pleasure to work with and I can't wait to hear how you adjust to living in the "big city". :-)

 

- Highly likely to recommend
09/30/2011 - researchrecru
Sold a home in 1995.
Jay listed and sold our home in Issaquah in 1995. There isn't a more knowledgable, more personable or more trustworthy agent in the marketplace. He is the only one I would ever reccommend for those looking to buy or sell a home! If you choose another agent, you're doing yourself a disservice.
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Response from Jay on 10/20/2011
My very first listing! Thank you so much for placing your trust in me. A very exciting way to learn how to sell a home. ;-)

 

- Highly likely to recommend
09/29/2011 - Finbar.McGovern
Bought a home in 2011.
Jay was a wonderful agent to work with. My husband and I hired him to help us find a new home on Mercer Island. Although we have lived on the island for over a decade, it was extremely helpful to have a professional perspective on the area's housing market. Jay was extremely efficient in narrowing down our focus areas based on our needs and preference. He even talked us out of several houses that we considered putting in offers, by providing us with information, data and his unbiased opinion on why those houses were not necessarily the perfect new home for us. Thankfully we listened to Jay and as a result, exercised restraint and patience until a perfect home came on the market. Having seen the wide gamut of offerings, when the right home came along we were able to quickly act and work with Jay to secure the home.

Jay is particularly tech savvy and he was very quick to respond to all of our inquiries. Being prolific email/text-ers both my husband and I were very impressed and pleased with Jay's responsiveness. Even in instances where he was not able to provide an immediate answer, he would take the time to acknowledge that he had received our request and would get back to us.

If we were ever in the market for another home, we would absolutely call upon Jay again with no hesitation.
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Response from Jay on 10/20/2011
What fun working with you guys! It was great getting to know you better and there was never a dull moment. :-)

 

- Highly likely to recommend
09/06/2011 - andy_T_ong
Sold a home in 2006.
I've really benefitted from Jay's years of experience with the local market. When I was searching for my home, he could tell me which specific streets were great and which to avoid! Also he is very responsive...even when I change my mind multiple times about what I am looking for :-)
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Response from Jay on 09/30/2011
I wouldn't expect anything different from you! I expect the unexpected when looking for homes with you! LOL Thanks again for the years of loyalty!

 

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