Testimonials

Bought a Single Family home in 2011

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!

Jeremy and Janie

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!!

Jack & Karen

Bought a home in 2011

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.

Frank & Jennifer

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 recommend Jay highly and have taken to nicknaming him "Real Estate CSI" for his forensic home and market evaluation skills.

Ed & Ann

Bought a condo in 2011

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.

Stan & Deborah

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.

Bruce

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.

Ed & Ann

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 :-)

Andy

Bought a home in 2008

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.

Chris & Maya

Bought a home in 2011

What luck in finding Jay! I initially chose Jay Agoado from a list of unfamiliar realtors over the internet because he was a native of Washington and we needed someone with that knowledge. What we got was far more than we'd hoped for. Jay is a stand up guy who is professional, meticulous and makes you feel as though you are his only client from the moment he meets you, through to owning your home. He responds timely-if not immediately, his advice is on point and honest and he is attentive to your wants and needs to be sure everyone involved is moving in the right direction. We are a military family who moved from Hawaii to Seattle and with little time and even less knowledge of the area, I met Jay a month before our move. Together, we looked at close to 30 homes all over the map within commuting distance to Seattle. Jay was patient and understanding through each home, absorbing my likes and dislikes of each and advising me on the area, schools and businesses. Needless to say, I returned back to the island discouraged; but Jay continued in the quest to accommodate our list of wants and quickly found a winner. Because he paid such close attention to our needs, we were able to buy a home-sight unseen-through videos, pictures, Skype and a caring and persistent realtor. Jay was a well reviewed realtor when I met him, but today as I sit in our new home, my family and I consider him a friend. Thanks Jay!

Amy & Jason

Sold a home and purchased a home in 2003

Jay helped us in purchasing our home in the (Fairwood) Woodside area. Jay is a true professional.

Buck and Frieda

Sold a home in 2009

Jay first helped us buy our home in late 1999. We had a very short window in which to find and close on a house. He took our list of needs and found us one very quickly. He negotiated a great deal.

Jay then stepped in again to help us sell our home 10 years later. We sold as the market started to decline and banks quit lending due to a relocation to another state. Jay stayed on top of it. He aggressively marketed our home to the appropriate buyers. I was/am most impressed with Jay's communication skills. He made sure we were updated on the market, the surrounding homes for sale in our neighborhood and he passed on feed back from realtors and potential buyers who looked at our home. He sent copies of his marketing flyers. He worked hard to get our house sold! He made selling from a distance easy and less stressful. Job well done!

Richard & Jan

Bought a home in 2008

Jay Agoado assisted us in buying a beach house that was perfect for us. Great location. He set up a very good martgage company that was handy and easy to work with. He knew the area well enough to assist with disposal, set up a great contractor, and even recommended some good local eateries.

Unfortunately, we were had to sell the property. Even though Jay was not our agent, he helped in the sale and manging the local agent we used. The local agent had so much respect for Jay, he usually called Jay before us to deal with issues. We use Jay for real estate advice. and if we sell, we would definately use Jay Agoado as our real estate agent.

Joe & Carol

Sold a home in 2008

Jay is the only agent we will ever have! He has always been very professional, attentive to our questions and needs and it is comforting to know he was there to support us every step of the way. There is a reason that Jay always gets repeat customers and has a huge referral base - he is excellent and has a very affective approach! My husband and I recommend him highly to anyone looking for an agent.

Angie & Scott

Bought a home in 2011

My husband and I were referred to Jay by a friend since we are new to the area and I had an extensive list of needs in a home across 5 different cities. When we met Jay to drive around to different neighborhoods, he took us through neighborhoods through all 5 cities that only met our requirements. We found our home in only two days, he negotiated what we needed and was incredibly timely in his responses regardless of the issue and time of day. Jay is highly experienced, stays focused on exactly what you want in a home and has made this experience memorable and positive for us. Thank you Jay!

Rob & Jennifer

Sold a home in 2011

Jay was my real estate agent the spring of 2011, for a home in Mercer Island. He was fabulous and evaluating the items of the home to get it market-ready and sell quickly, he did a great job of regularly updating on viewer's and other realtor's opinions, responded quickly with pricing recommendations as the market changed and went out of his way to work to make it an easy selling process as a part of a divorce.

He had a great workign relationship with the sellers agent and escrow so the inspection and closing process was well understood by all and went smoothly.

I would highly recommend anyone to Jay that wanted a consummate realtor for the Seattle house market. I will be reaching out to Jay when I purchase my next home.

Lisa

Bought a home in 2011

Jay Agoado helped us find a perfect house. He is a very patient, responsible and knowledgeable agent. We enjoy every minute working with him. We highly recommend him.

Fan & Joyce

Sold a home in 2008

I would highly recommend Jay, he is very professional and easy to work with. In 2008 when I sold my townhouse in Bellevue Jay helped me stage and price it correctly. It sold the first day for full price. I moved to a retirement community or Jay would have been my realtor for the purchase of a new home.

Donna

Bought a home in 2011

We have worked with Jay on the purchase of two homes. Our primary home and a vacation home. I cannot even begin to say enough wonderful things about our experience with Jay. He is incredibly knowledgable, he listened to what we were looking for and most importantly, did not try to push us into a home that was out of our price range. He is responsive; always got back to us very quickly; and was always incredibly professional with a positive attitude. Jay is definitely our go-to guy for real estate; and I will recommend him to anyone I know who is looking to either buy or sell a home.

David & Sharon