Highly likely to recommend - Erin P.
We met Javier after having a less than desirable experience with another agent. He stepped right up and provided the knowledge about West Seattle, business savvy and interconnectedness we were seeking. He was extremely accommodating with our schedule during our search and there was never a moment when he was inaccessible. Javier went above and beyond with thoughtfulness to make our move as easy and comfortable as possible. We highly recommend
Highly likely to recommend - Kris M.
I can't recommend Javier enough. Our situation was difficult and emotional and he did everything he could to make our home selling experience the least of our worries. He regularly checked in with us, stopped by the house, texted or emailed with information or questions, and was always professional and courteous. I trusted his advice and recommendations although I never once felt pressured to do what he said. He always talked to us with respect and let us make the final decisions based on what we thought was best for us. As the house sale was closing and we were in the process of packing and cleaning he offered to help and stopped by several times to check on things. I never expected a realtor to do as much as he did and I look forward to working with him as I find my new home!
Highly likely to recommend - Dr. Jorge P.
We first met Javier at an open house and although we already had an agent and we liked her. We just felt that Javier was a bit more in tune with the market and what was realistic expectations from both the buyers and sellers end. His recommendations throughout the buying process ended up saving us quite a bit of money on the final price of our new home. Even thought we were considering selling our current home, Javier understood our long-term financial goals and recommended we rent our place instead of sell it. He even helped us find great tenants at a rental price we wanted for our old home. He was always looking out for our best long-term interest and kept us focused on what was important to us. He was always responsive to our phone calls and or texts and willing to answer any of our questions and if he didn't know the answer he would find it for us.
Highly likely to recommend - Renato C.
My wife and I had been looking for a house to meet our needs (privacy, quiet neighborhood, view,). After consulting with Javier and viewing potential homes with him, he found a home that we felt right about. After going through inspection, we made our offer and purchased the home at a price that did not exceed our budget!
But that is not what impressed us about Javier. When it came time to selling our old home, he took took most of his personal time to make sure it was going to look its best before the open house. He hired painters to paint the interior, had the house cleaned (windows too), and added some personal touches in the staging process. With regards to the yard, he hired a yard service professional and helped in cleaning up the exterior (raking leaves, mulching the surface, etc). He even painted the garage and and top coated the flat roof himself. Within a week, the house was ready for the open house and the house sold that same week (over the asking price!)
I would recommend Javier for his pleasant, professional work and his attention to detail to making sure our house looked every bit the price it was listed for
Highly likely to recommend - Linda L.
I will forever be grateful for meeting Javier Fosado with Windermere at an open house last spring. His friendly, professional, and genuine manner made such an impression on me that I remembered him months later when it was time to sell my house unexpectedly.
Javier takes pride in his work and truly went beyond my already high expectations in every area of the sale. He was very knowledgeable about the market, timing and pricing and explained things in an understandable way. He knew exactly what needed to be done to make my home shine, had trustworthy and reliable contacts, and coordinated all of the work that needed to be done to the house before we put it on the market, which kept my life manageable. I was struck most by Javier's true caring. He offered on his own to help me move things to my new place that were too heavy for me. He brought me boxes, tape, and packing paper and thoughtfully spread them throughout the house. He went to Costco and purchased carbon monoxide detectors and installed them. On a Friday night when I was out with friends and the painters needed more paint, he went and purchased the paint so I could enjoy my evening- all without me asking. Javier even personally took the time to stain a dingy outside landing because he said that's what he'd do if it was his house for sale.
Due to Javier coordinating everything, the house was transformed to top condition and ready for sale in less than three weeks! Thanks to Javier and his expert team, the house sold in just four days at well above list price. Even in this hot market, I would not have had as great of a result without Javier's keen eye for what buyers want and his follow through to make it happen. He more than earned his commission. Javier made a typically stressful process flow so easily for me. I recommend him to everyone I know and he will be my realtor for life!
Highly likely to recommend - Jon & Susan R.
Javier provided excellent service to us when we purchased our home in 2015. We were new to the Seattle area, so Javier's extensive knowledge of the communities and neighborhoods was very helpful. He provided exceptional customer service: previewing & researching potential homes, providing market analysis, and taking the time to show us many properties. We spent a lot of time with Javier while looking at homes; he was friendly and pleasant and we enjoyed the time with him. Javier was professional, diligent, and responsive. He helped us through the purchase process and represented our interests well. We are happy to recommend Javier to others.
Highly likely to recommend - Natalie S.
I purchased a home through Javier over a year ago, and now have asked him to help my son buy his first home, as there is no one I'd trust more to look out for him. Integrity, responsiveness, customer service and thorough are all words that come to mind after dealing with him in 2 transactions. He makes the process as easy and stress-free as possible. I very highly recommend him.
Highly likely to recommend - Patrick D.
Javier went above and beyond in the way of customer service. He was always available and paid attention to every detail. Most important, he is honest and ethical, can't ask for anything more from a professional real estate agent.
Highly likely to recommend - Dr. Aude C.
I met Javier more than a year before I bought my home with him in August 2015. Javier listened to and fully understood what I wanted. He was also very patient and immediately responsive: we saw many homes - mostly on very short notice - throughout the year before I finally decided to make an offer. His handling of the offers was detailed and thorough. He understood what the sellers wanted to see in the offers, organized them with great attention to detail. As a results, although I had not made the highest bid, my offer was selected. Javier is calm, collected and handles stressful situations well, all qualities that are essential to navigate the current cut-throat housing market. He has my highest recommendation.
Highly likely to recommend - Dave H.
Javier was a huge help to us in purchasing our home. He was incredibly responsive, organized, thorough and knowledgeable. You will not find anyone with more integrity - so important in such a large transaction!
Highly likely to recommend - Melanie & Renato C.
Javier is very knowledgeable about the real estate market. He stays current on activity and drivers of market change. He went the extra mile by helping us execute maintenance projects prior to putting our house up for sale and recommending areas of focus. He happily met the contractors we selected for various projects so that we could focus on taking care of work and family during this big change. Our house was listed at an appropriate price and we were able to close the transaction at a price higher than asking with very little risk.
The hard work and diligence Javier provided was noticed by our neighbors at our listed home. Each neighbor had met him and said they would hire him and recommend him to friends.
Javier also helped us find our new home. He understood our needs so well that he actually recommended a home that was not initially on our list. Once inside, we realized that it was perfect for us. We would not have looked at this home if he hadn't suggested it. He helped us negotiate the purchase within our agreed upon range in a very competitive market. We are very pleased with the service that Javier has provided.
Highly likely to recommend - Tyler H.
Javier helped me purchase my first home and I could not be more grateful. He was there every step of the way, walking me through what was happening and helping me navigate the home buying process. This purchase was a short-sale which was drawn out and difficult. Javier was on top of everything throughout the process, pushing everything along and ensuring that we reached closing without the short-sale falling apart. Javier was always working to help me close. He is incredibly responsive and was always available to talk through what was happening. Javier is fantastic and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a home.
Highly likely to recommend - Rob & Karen E.
Javier did an amazing job with the sale of our house. He had excellent recommendations to get our house ready to sell, and then handled all of the leg work to get it ready. In the end we received excellent feedback from agents and buyers at the open houses, got multiple offers, and then got well over our asking price. Thank you Javier!!!
Highly likely to recommend - Dr. Philip R.
First of all, Javier is an utter professional. We were selling our West Seattle condo and were referred to him, as an agent with local knowledge, by a mutual acquaintance. In each of our subsequent dozens of interactions he was completely prepared for that day's business.
He started by thoroughly assessing our property and how it stood among local comps. He then made convincingly strong recommendations about preparing the place for maximum desirable impact in order to create a multiple offer scenario. His strategy did involve extra up front costs..."Make it flawless and then offer it to the market"...but the results of those efforts and investments were outstanding in terms of having our choice of buyer and ultimate selling price.
Javier is generous with his availability. He never failed to appropriately initiate or promptly return calls, texts and emails. He facilitated this complex real estate interaction with thorough respect and regard to my wife and my time constraints and other particulars. Communication with him was straightforward and unambiguous. He routinely confirmed that the issue at hand was clearly and completely resolved.
Unique among my prior experiences with real estate agents, Javier stepped up to personally complete some of the punch list details when hiring tradespeople for a particular task would have threatened our schedule. One time he deftly defused an acrimonious situation that had arisen between the flooring contractor and an evidently abused and irate condo neighbor. Over the course of the property's preparation Javier smoothed the flow of workers and services by personally covering many of the costs as they arose, allowing us to reimburse him later, in a way that did not impede the project.
Finally, as the sale drew to a close, Javier coordinated the series of details that allowed, from our perspective, for an effortless and flawlessly executed conclusion.
Our association with Javier Fosado has been completely satisfying. We enthusiastically and without reservation recommend his services.
Highly likely to recommend - Tim & Eang L.
Javier is an incredible agent. We would not have found or won the house we purchased without him. As first time home buyers, we had been looking in West Seattle for quite some time, including getting out-bid on a home that received multiple offers. Most homes in the area were setting "offer review" dates and waiting for multiple offers to drive up the price.
A house was listed that Javier informed us about within hours of the listing becoming active. The selling agent had indicated to Javier that they would be accepting the first full price offer received. With Javier's quick communication to us, we were able to see the house that day and be the first to submit an offer, which was promptly accepted. We did not need to waive any contingency clauses and were able to perform a full inspection, etc. after our offer had been accepted, which was not normal in the market at the time.
Throughout the purchase process, Javier remained in close contact with us, as well as the selling agent. He made sure all of our questions were answered and all boxes were checked along the way. Thanks to Javier, the process was smooth and much easier than we could have possibly expected.
Highly likely to recommend - Lisa S.
I would highly recommend Javier. He is professional and holds high integrity in his work. . He made selling our home,something that is usually very stressful, enjoyable and easy. I am very happy with his work and our results.
Highly likely to recommend - Joe S.
Javier was the hardest working real estate agent I've known! He worked tirelessly in getting our home ready to sell. And once it was ready and on the market, he worked 5 days straight holding open houses and getting maximum exposure for us. He is truly a professional and one to trust.
Highly likely to recommend - Jonathan G.
We had our house on Make Me Move for about a month, and though we received some email responses, nothing came of them. We then decided to use a realtor and, after interviewing a solid group of local agents, we chose to work with Javier. And let me tell you, that was the right decision! Since we already were living on the other side of the country, Javier took charge and made sure that the house showed its best and that everything was in place to make it an easy decision for potential buyers. After only a few days on the market we accepted an offer that was 20% over our Make Me Move price. Javier was fantastic. He worked hard to make it easy for us.
Highly likely to recommend - Laura L.
Javier Fosado is a true professional. He genuinely cares about his clients and always does what is best for them. I have both sold and bought homes with Javier.
Last fall Javier was my listing agent. He takes pride in his work and truly went beyond my already high expectations in every area of the sale. He was very knowledgeable about the market, timing and pricing and explained things in an understandable way. He knew exactly what needed to be done to make my home shine, had trustworthy and reliable contacts, and coordinated all of the work that needed to be done to the house before I put it on the market, which kept my life manageable. I was struck most by Javier's true caring. He offered on his own to help me move things to my new place that were too heavy for me. He brought me boxes, tape, and packing paper and thoughtfully spread them throughout the house. He went to Costco and purchased carbon monoxide detectors and installed them. On a Friday night when I was out with friends and the painters needed more paint, he went and purchased the paint so I could enjoy my evening- all without me asking. Javier even personally took the time to stain a dingy outside landing because he said that's what he'd do if it was his house for sale.
Due to Javier coordinating everything, the house was transformed to top condition and ready for sale in less than three weeks! Thanks to Javier and his expert team, the house sold in just four days at well above list price. Even in this hot market, I would not have had as great of a result without Javier's keen eye for what buyers want and his follow through to make it happen. He more than earned his commission. Javier made a typically stressful process flow so easily for me.
This summer Javier helped me buy a new home. He was responsive, patient and extremely knowledgable of the very hot market. He carefully reviewed all of the comparable properties and developed an offer that put me in the best position to be selected (out of nine offers!) and the appraisal showed he was right on the mark.
Javier always goes above and beyond and gets results! I recommend him to everyone I know and he will be my realtor for life!