Meet Jay

Jay is a Seattle native (which is rare to find these days!) and has lived here his entire life. Currently, he and his wife Adrien, daughters Alexis and Alyssa, and their dogs Billy and Cora  live on Mercer Island. He knows King County like the back of his hand, and when Relocation people work with Jay, they tend to get a tour guide because of living here his entire life! 

Jay's been selling residential real estate since 1994. (He worked for Scott Paper Company in sales immediately before then). Jay consistently is ranked in the top 1%-3% in the industry in terms of production and has earned the coveted CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation held by only 4% of agents in the industry. In addition to this, he has been awarded with the FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction award through Seattle Magazine every year since 2005. This is based on a survey of recent homebuyers in the Seattle area, Seattle Magazine subscribers, and 350 mortgage and title company offices. He was also awarded BEST OF MERCER ISLAND (one of the top three real estate agents on the island) for 2010 and 2011. This was based on a survey through the Mercer Island Reporter newspaper. As a certified ePro, Jay is also very reliant on technology and his clients love this fact. He's reachable by phone/e-mail/text through his iPhone or email through his iPad. When you have a chance, you should check out his website! As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Jay also enjoys meeting the unique needs of seniors ready to transition. 

For Buyers 

  • Purchasing a home can be very difficult -- especially if you don't know what to look for or what steps to follow. Let me help guide you through the home buyer's maze! If I can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me. 
  • Here are the many benefits you receive when working me: 
  • I know the local market and can focus in on the areas that have the greatest possibilities for finding a home at the price you want. 
  • I will organize, expedite, and get documents to the appropriate places for you to save time. Homes that don't meet your specific needs are removed. 
  • I will make appointments, preview homes with you, and help you determine which homes best fit your needs. 
  • I have access to the multiple listing service (MLS), a service that provides access to thousands of homes for sale. 
  • I will supply information and make appointments to see almost any property listed for sale. I know how to get detailed information, or an appointment, even if the house is not listed with a Windermere agent. 
  • When you find the right home to buy, I will guide you through the negotiation process, the legal process, and the details that follow. 

For Sellers 

  • Selling a home needn't be stressful, if you know what to do and what steps to follow. Let me help guide you through the home selling process! If I can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me. 
  • Here are the many benefits you receive when working me: 
  • I know the market and will assist you in setting the right price. 
  • I also know what buyers want and the monetary motivation that will encourage the sale. 
  • I am a member of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), a service that enables me to present detailed information about your home to the thousands of other agents helping buyers. 
  • Along with the MLS, I work together with other agents on a regular basis. We exchange information about new properties and fit enthusiastic buyers with the appropriate homes. 
  • I know how to swiftly separate the qualified buyers from the unqualified. Your home is shown only to serious buyers, which saves you time. 
  • One of the most important steps in selling your home is to accurately determine a price to sell it at. I will spend countless hours preparing a Competitive Market Analysis; analyzing past sales, current listings, and homes that are sold but have not closed. 

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Our clients are awesome

and here is what they are saying

David & Sharon

“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.”

Chris & Maya

“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.”

Ed & Ann

“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.”

“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!!”