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- Robert listed and sold my home
Rob's a great agent and can highly recommend him. He's hard working, professional and goes the extra mile. He helped us get a great price for our house and made the process as easy as possible.
- Robert helped me buy a home
Working with Bushwick Real Estate was an absolute pleasure. We were first-time home buyers and consequently had a lot of questions to fill the many gaps in our knowledge about the entire process. We worked specifically with Rob, Susan, and Lessa, though we’re certain the entire Bushwick team is as professional and friendly. The team was incredibly patient, communicative, and friendly, and we were very lucky to have them guide us through the process. Throughout viewing 30+ homes, navigating the Seattle market (safely in Covid times), and finally figuring out what exactly what we were looking for a home within our budget, the Bushwick team was a continual source of support and knowledge. Highly recommended!Show More
We have bought and sold several homes and this was by far the most experienced and professional realtor we have had the privilege to work with.- Marlys W.
Rob helped me buy my home. He was knowledgeable about the area, easy to work with and extremely responsive at all hours. Due to Rob's negotiation skills, we quickly sealed the deal. We'd definitely use Rob again and have referred him to our friends.- Cynthia N.
We knew exactly what we wanted to buy, but we still wanted to work with an agent who knew how to win us the home at a fair price. Rob was that person and more. He is a skilled negotiator and educated us on all the ins and outs of the process. We were so glad to have Rob on our side!- Stacey G.
Rob is, without exaggeration, the best. He was extremely knowledgeable about the things we hadn't thought about in terms of choosing a house, and knew how to make sure our offer was accepted, even when there were higher bids. He's without a doubt the reason we got a great deal on the house we wanted.- Liam B.
It was great to work with Rob. He had a great understanding of the area, moved fast, was very flexible with timing to help us see our house, helped us make a great offer (that was accepted!) and was able to help us communicate with the sellers in a professional and persuasive manner.- Jeanne L.
Rob McGarty and his team performed all the usual services offered by sellers' agents for a fraction the standard commission. Their services are tailor-made for a very lively market in which buyers shop intensively online to select the most likely properties for onsite visits. My house was listed, photographed, advertised, shown, negotiated, and escrow closed all within one month's time.- Carol N.
Working with Rob was a fantastic experience. From the initial photography and marketing to guiding us through the negotiation, every interaction was top-notch. We've sold multiple homes in the past, and Rob's service was every bit as good as the big guys. He was responsive, attentive, and thorough. Surefield saved us a bunch of money on commissions, but there was nothing "discount" about the experience.- Daryn N.
The experience of selling my house with Rob was flawless. My house sold so much faster than I expected and for what I wanted. He always had my best interest in mind and I couldn't recommend him more. Thanks Rob!- Natalie C.
We hired Rob to sell our house in the Whittier Heights neighborhood of Seattle. Rob was the consummate professional and his commitment to the process was unwavering. He went out of his way on several occasions to make sure the house was not only showing well but was closed up safely and securely when the last agent left the building. Our home was sold vacant which can cause the neighbors some stress as sometimes those homes can be targets for mischief. Rob made sure the house was secure and left looking as if someone was living there. This was great piece of mind since we had already moved out of the area. He even mowed the lawn! Rob represents a company that is revolutionary in it's structure but traditional in its service platform. The fee structure was much more affordable and it ended up saving us money. Again, without a difference in the services rendered. Rob was available and informative to both the actual buyers and their agents, making them aware of the great features the home had to offer. All in all he did everything we expected and more resulting in a timely sale at the price we felt was appropriate. Though not in a hurry to repeat this process as it does wear one thin personally, I would highly recommend Rob and his company to anyone selling their home in the Greater Seattle area. On top of everything, he is a genuine, friendly, and honest person that I hope to stay in contact with for many years to come.- Paul A.
Once again I can't recommend Rob enough!!! Rob was amazing with helping to buy my single family home in the community of North Beach in Seattle. Rob is extremely knowledgeable of the market, and helped us to tour homes as soon as they were listed and educated me on not overpaying in this unpredictable market . He was always available to answer questions, and would not let me get caught in the buying frenzy. I found my dream home in a highly desirable neighborhood and with Rob's advice to have everything in order beforehand; I did not pay a penny over asking and had a quick close. Rob gets the job done without any unneeded back and forth. I am excited to continue our work relationship while looking for my next investment property with Rob.- Kristina H.
We've bought and sold multiple homes in multiple states and Rob is the epitome of 'best in class'. Rob made it look effortless that we won out in Seattle's extremely difficult 'bidding war' market; not only did we win out, but his astute suggestions saved us money even in a market like Seattle's. Rob is cool-headed and calm and exudes a real passion for his work, in fact, you get the sense that he doesn't perceive real estate as 'work'. He is diligent, creative, and fantastic at communicating but what I prized above all is his honesty and low-key demeanor that makes for a stress-free experience. Tack on that he is an engineer by training and it all begins to make sense: there is no 'sales pitch' in him, he studies each house with an attention to detail that you just have to experience for yourself, and he is put simply, logical. Now put into the mix that he is just a super likable guy and as humble as he is likable and you've got that rare mix that I predict will have you saying 'Rob was the best thing that happened to us!' regardless of whether you on the listing or buying side of a home. It's what was told to us when a happy customer recommended Rob to us and we completely and utterly agree.- Lisa L.
I have been involved with real estate technology start-ups for more than 10 years. Real estate deals usually involve a ton of irritating paperwork. Rob has a digital setup, no paperwork. It's as good or better than the most hi-tek brokerage, and much more personal. Plus, Rob was able to save me a lot of money and time through his knowledge of the market and expert negotiation skills.- Mose A.
We worked with Rob to sell our condo in Lower Queen Anne. This was an off-market transaction, therefore somewhat "non-standard," so we set the expectations of how things would work (price, responsibilities, etc) ahead of time. Rob handled all aspects of the transactions very professionally and easily. I would recommend him to handle any real estate transaction.- Adam P.
Rob helped us with the emotionally difficult task to sell my Mother's house after her passing. Rob worked with me and my sister on the East Coast (executor of the estate) to get the home sold for top dollar in the shortest amount of time. Rob made sure the house looked good even during the period before it could be listed on the market. Rob was able to help us negotiate a significantly higher price, plus disposal of all the remaining furnishings so we didnt have to do any additional work. Rob made a difficult task easy for my family and me. I would recommend Rob's real estate services without reservation.- Alan W.
As first time home sellers, we did not know all of the ends and outs of the process. Rob made everything easy by coaching us every step of the way and providing top notch advice. He is highly professional and an expert in the Seattle real estate market. We highly recommend Rob to anyone seeking a new home or looking to sell one.- Andrea I.
I don't normally give reviews, and I don't hold back when I do give reviews because I believe a honest review is a service to the community. The bottom line is this: you want to work with Rob, or someone just like him. Here's why: 1) Crystal clear communication. This cannot be overemphasized, and it is essential in a complicated transaction. 2) Very honest feedback about strengths and weaknesses in the deal, service recommendations, and options. 3) Service industry means service. So many don't understand that, but Rob went the extra mile (literally!) to ensure the deal closed, on time, and that misc. services were done as needed. 4) Great recommendations for contractors and services (house survey, sewer scope, mortgage services). 5) Understands the market. He knows what is a good deal, and what is not, and is willing to tell you. I'd buy with him again with no hesitation.- Tyler D.
My wife and I were looking to move back to the Pacific Northwest after a 10 year stint in NYC. We got connected with Rob through a friend and feel incredibly lucky! Rob was super responsive, knowledgable, and patient whenever we had questions or needed anything. He worked around our schedule and helped us to get an offer accepted on our first house against 9 competing offers in a crazy competitive market. I highly recommend him!- Leio H.
Research Stage: I did my research and spoke to 5 agents as I was looking for representation. I narrowed my search down to two and we met at my condo. I looked at previous listings for all 5 agents, and Rob used much better photos then the competition, and that was really important to me. Rob stood out with how well informed he was about other units in the area, pricing, and ideas on how to make my condo more appealing. Selling Stage: With Rob's help I was able to get my condo from a rental unit to cleaned, staged, listed, and sold in under two weeks. He did such a good job staging my condo I almost wanted to move back in. His suggestions on listing price were perfect, we got multiple offers in under a week. Closing: Rob made an easy to read spreadsheet so I could select between two competing offers. He called me to discuss risk factors, and gave me details on the pro's/con's for each offer. In the end I choose an offer that was 40k over asking, and I don't believe I would have got the same results if I had gone with another agent. I have already talked to Rob about being my agent as I search for a new place. He is a true professional, and I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family. PS... I don't usually leave reviews, sorry that this one is lengthy, but if you are in the market for selling or buying go with Rob McGarty!- Justin K.
I selected Rob to help me sell my tenant occupied condo in Seattle. As an out-of-state seller I needed someone who was going to take care of everything, which is what Rob advertised, but his execution was above and beyond what I thought possible. Rob coordinated with my tenant to declutter his unit to offsite storage so Rob could get his team in there to clean and paint. The place looked better than when I bought it! Robs photography made the unit look amazing which resulted in us getting multiple, above list price offers before the offer review date. We ended up setting a new building sales record. It was a pleasure working with him through every facet of the transaction and he really made it a smooth process along the way!! I highly recommend Rob to anyone looking to sell in Seattle.- Beniam N.
Rob McGarty is an awesome agent who came highly recommended and he did not disappoint. He was very easy to work with and made selling my condo free of stress. Rob has great market intuition and knew exactly how to sell my home. He worked quickly to get the place ready and everything went smoothly. Rob listened to my needs and made selling an uncomplicated process with a great pay out. I would use Rob again for my real estate needs and recommend him to friends and family.- David B.
Rob was prompt to respond, flexible with viewing times and very patient through the process of searching for homes. I really enjoyed working with him and will definitely recommend him to friends or family.- Katey H.
I worked with Rob to purchase my home in Snoqualmie Ridge. We offered on a total of 3 homes, all of which were competitive offer situations. In every case, we managed to be in the thick of the competition despite making offers that didn't make us feel that we were overextending ourself, overpaying for the house, or making concessions we weren't comfortable with. In the end, we were able to land our house only $3k over list, which is no small feat in this market! In addition, Rob was able to negotiate nearly $20k in seller repairs. The best thing about Rob is that he treats all parties involved with respect. But he's of course also intimately familiar with market dynamics - he's got a great sense for knowing exactly what would be required in a particular instance to be competitive, and he knows when to swing for the fences vs when to hold some chips back. I would (and will!) work with Rob again without hesitation.- Dave F.
Rob was a consummate professional during the sale of our home. He did a very thorough walkthrough of the property, noting strengths and identifying places where small investments could yield returns on our final sales price. He prepared a detailed assessment of comparable properties in the area and worked diligently to help us set the right listing price. He was very involved throughout the sales process, checking in with us frequently and going the distance in terms of communication with buyer's agents. We couldn't be more pleased with the relationship we developed with Rob, and of course we're very pleased with the outcome of our sale!- Wil V.
Rob is a consummate professional at the top of his game. I am so glad and feel so lucky to have had him in our corner. He not only went to the mat for us in our first and only successful bid, but he worked with us many months before we were in a position to buy, counseling us to find our footing in a competitive market and preparing us to strike fast.- Sian W.
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Rob. I was new to the Seattle area, did not know the neighborhoods, the market and do not have a lot of home buying experience. He was the perfect buyer advocate for me and I would recommend him to anyone. He was patient, thought and extremely responsive to my random questions at just about any time of day. I quickly found that I completed trusted him with my extremely important home buying decisions. He never steered me wrong once and his guidance and experience were invaluable. It was obvious to me that Rob is passionate about what he does and takes great pride in his work and in his relationships with his clients. I would recommend him to anyone who even mentions considering a home purchase.- Kerry L.
Working with Rob has been an absolute pleasure. His attention to detail and knowledge of the area/market is extremely comprehensive. Rob made sure that we considered everything and gave us helpful tips and strategies. His experience definitely gave us a leg up in this very competitive housing market. Rob also made himself extremely accessible to us whenever a house became available that we wanted to view. We toured houses in the evening and when we could not make it to one, he took a video for us so that we could still see the house. We ended up finding a house and closing on it within less than a month - Rob made the offer and closing process extremely efficient and easy to follow. If that's not enough, Rob is also very fun to work with. We highly recommend Rob!- Rex G.
Everything you read about Rob's outstanding work is true. He's a great agent and made the selling process for us very smooth with a great outcome. Thanks Rob!- Scott P.
The first time I worked with Rob was earlier this year when he helped me sell a condo in Capitol Hill. His selling expertise allowed me to have enough profits for my fianc and I to go house shopping. After falling for the second house we found, I called up Rob for help. The house we wanted had 2 or 3 offers above asking with no inspection. I did not feel comfortable buying a home without an inspection, and was not able to offer more money, but we had Rob as our wildcard. Rob quickly got on the phone with the selling agent, convinced him to allow us an inspection, and had a guy out a day later. Rob was able to answer, or find an answer for all the questions my fianc and I had, and there were plenty. In the end, we got the house we wanted, and Rob even had a few ideas on ways to improve the property. After the final transaction, he even sent us a packet of local information for the area, which was totally above what an agent needs to do. If you are still searching for an agent stop now, the reviews are true, Rob is your guy!- Justin K.
I met Rob in January 2017 when my wife and I relocated to Seattle from Phoenix, Arizona. The current residential market condition in Seattle is incredibly competitive and my wife and I we're a little intimidated. Rob helped us make sense of this crazy place and kept us on track from the beginning of our home search until we closed. He even worked beyond the entire process and helped us find local contractors to remodel our craftsman home in Ballard. Rob is extremely responsive and has a really great sense of the local market as well expertise of the whole buying process. I highly recommend him.- Keith J.
When my fianc and I were attempting to begin the exciting but scary process of buying our first home, we had no clue where to start. We got connected with Rob McGarty through this online relators website, and could not be more thankful!! We reached out to Rob, and within a few days he met with us face to face at a coffee shop (which is rare these days) to walk us through the first steps of the process. He answered all of our silly questions without making us feel dumb. Then when it came to the house search, he was more than willing to work around our crazy work schedules and show us homes within a day or even hours of them being on the market. He was extremely knowledgeable about potential remodel ideas, as well as potential issues that could come with the homes. Us being first time home buyers had a difficult time competing with other buyers in the crazy Seattle market. With Robs help, we were able to submit an offer very timely and beat the competition. He was able to negotiate with the seller to get the things we were requesting. Plus with his recommendation of a lending company, we were able to close within less than 2 weeks!!We are so grateful we got connected with Rob. We would not have our first dream home now if it wasnt for Robs expert knowledge of the housing market, negotiating skills, and responsiveness. We cant thank you enough Rob!! I highly highly recommend him and will definitely be working with him in the future when it becomes time for house #2!- Sarah N.
Rob was friendly, smart, and courteous from the getgo. He was always very available and quick to respond. He is very knowledgeable about navigating the Seattle market and was able to help us purchase a home in a competitive, multioffer situation. We weren't even the highest offer! Rob is well-connected to both the real estate and contractor communities. He was able to give us solid advice about home repairs and remodels and connected us with competent handy-persons to get all of our needs met. He gives realistic assessments of properties, e.g. homes that are way overpriced or homes that are in need of major repairs. We recommend Rob 100%.- Richard B.
We loved working with Rob! He was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and patient. He spent many hours with us, late into the evening, finalizing details on our first offer, which we won! Hurray!- Anne M.
Rob was amazing to work with and I couldnt have asked for a better agent to help me through my first solo house-buying process. He was endlessly patient and available. One thing that potential clients should know is that Rob is a shark! He comes across as very easy-going and friendly, but when it comes to watching out for his clients, he is incredibly shrewd and can play hard ball. But he does it in such a skillful way that the other agent doesnt know what hit them until its too late! I highly recommend Rob to everyone.- Dug L.