"Bert is an excellent agent! He is professional, knowledgeable and a fair negotiator. We trust his judgement!"
– Martin, Anacortes, WA
"We purchased our first Anacortes home through John L Scott and Bert Clay and didn’t hesitate to use Bert’s assistance again both in selling and buying. His professionalism, patience and knowledge are the best and he helped us minimize our stress while navigating a tough sell and numerous purchase options. Cannot say enough good about John L Scott and especially Bert!"
– Louis M. & Vivian K.
"We’ve had multiple real estate agents throughout Washington – Bert Clay is by far the best!"
– William & Linda M.
"Bert was amazing! We conducted the transaction while in Mexico and it went so smoothly! Love the house and the area."
– Bruce H. & Susan H.
"I have a very successful real estate business in California so I had high expectations with working with Bert. He met and exceeded them. He was definitely my trusted advisor for my home purchase in Anacortes."
– Robin K.
"I've used several RE agents and Bert is the only agent I've bothered to review, and for good reason. HE IS EXCELLENT compared to the others.
He always answers his phone and is available whenever you need him, even for odd requests like driving an hour to let you measure room dimensions on a house already in the purchase process. He knows his landscape and he does his research so he has answers before you ask the questions. And if he doesn't know on the spot, you can be sure he'll get your answer will same day!
I've spent 20 years in the country, and another 20 years in the inner city. Moving back to the country was daunting, but Bert knows his area and makes such a drastic change feel comfortable and easy.
He has neat RE negotiation tricks my other agents didn't know - which proved successful in my obtainment in this last property. Thank You, Bert!
Bert is friendly and personable - someone you'd like to be friends with. I've even met his wife! And he works his butt off regardless of the sales price/commission. His goal is to make you happy. And with me, he succeeded 100%. He's helped me into my dream home and I couldn't be happier"
- Morelli, Seattle WA
"“The process of buying our first home was more complicated than my husband and I anticipated. In fact, it may have been a more difficult process than Bert expected as well! However, we cannot stress enough how professional, kind, honest and fair Bert Clay was in the process. I wish it was a bigger purchase so he was compensated more!
Throughout the negotiations, Bert answered every one of our questions, listened to our frustrations, and communicated in a very timely manner. Unfortunately, most buyers in the housing process don’t trust real estate agents. But, we trusted Bert in this process because of his qualities listed. I hope his professionalism and kind spirit are appreciated and inspiring to other John L. Scott agents! We know we couldn’t be more than thankful!
Thank you, Bert, for putting up with us and being a part of our first home. We are so grateful for your hard work!”
- Boatright, Anacortes, WA
"Bert Clay assisted me in selling my home and also in buying my new one. His assessment of the value of my home was very grounded. He suggested three possible selling prices and explained in detail what each price was based on. My home sold immediately. And since he had a broad base of possible buyers, others were in line to buy.
He also helped me find a new home that fits me perfectly! He negotiated down from the seller's asking price by presenting solid reasoning.
My adult children plan to call Bert when they buy their new home. We all enthusiastically endorse Bert!"
- Bragg, Anacortes, WA
"Bert is a great agent. Bert helped us with our fourth real estate transaction. Prior to working with Bert, we had worked with a great agent, an average agent, and a bad agent so we have a good basis for comparison.
In what was a thin market, Bert started out by showing us various houses that he knew weren’t right for us but which helped him understand what features we liked and didn’t like. This approach shortened the time it took for him to understand our house must-have, would-be-nice, and gee-we-thought-that-was-important-but-we-aren’t-going-to-pay-for-it features. A lesser agent would have “saved time” by waiting for the occasional house that matched our desired features and taken longer to move up the learning curve about what truly was the right match of house and price for us.
Also, with Bert, we never worried that we might miss out on a house – he was talking to other agents about our needs, driving around town, sending out mailings, and checking the MLS every morning before we even get up! Bert checked out nearly every house we visited before he took us there – efficient for him, no, efficient for us, yes. I can’t imagine a more responsive agent.
We have reveled in what is the perfect house -- for us. No buyer’s remorse, no second thoughts. A lot of credit for that is shared with our agent.
While it was the “big things” that were most important to our satisfaction with Bert – finding the right house, getting the right price, having the paperwork handled with care -- we also appreciated his attention to small, discretionary matters such as giving the house one final sweeping before he handed us the keys and we walked into our home for the first time.
Combined with his integrity, great negotiating skills, and constant commitment to his clients, make Bert a top agent. Get him to be your agent while you can!
One last thing, Bert is genuine nice guy – you’re probably going to spend a lot of time with your agent so this is important, too.
We recommend Bert without hesitation."
- Jordan, clark, Anacortes, WA