"He wanted to help us find a house that would turn into the perfect home for years to come."
Scott's experience with construction and his personality were the perfect combination for us in seeking our first home. It was clear from our first meeting that Scott wasn't trying to get a "quick buck"; instead, he wanted to help us find a house that would turn into the perfect home for years to come. One reason that we chose Scott is because he knows West Seattle (WS) well. Once we found our house, he guided us in developing a competitive offer by providing clear and understandable facts about the market, the neighborhood and the quality of the home. Throughout the home buying process, he was always very responsive to our questions and proactive in providing us updates. We are so pleased with our purchase and so appreciative of Scott for helping our dreams come true. We couldn't have picked a better realtor! -Allison C. & Mike E.
"He is honest, knowledgeable, patient and an all-around good guy."
We LOVE Scott Monroe!! He is honest, knowledgeable, patient and an all-around good guy. He is awesome for first time home buyers (us) who have a lot of questions and are nervous about finding a first home. Scott has a great eye for houses and will point out the good and the bad so that you have the tools to make the best decision possible. He got us the best house we could comfortably afford and we never felt pressured to raise our budget, settle for a lesser house, or buy the first thing we saw. -Katherine B.
"I can't say enough about how he made the process go smoothly..."
We just completed the sale of a house with Scott Monroe as our realtor and I can't say enough about how helpful he was during the entire process. He worked with us through the preparation and offered some great suggestions which I believe helped us sell the house so quickly. Scott was involved in the entire process up until the close and I can't say enough about how he made the process go smoothly, offered great advice and always kept us in the loop. I highly recommend him! -Steve & Kathy N.
"He is the reason we have an amazing new house to move into..."
Scott Monroe is incredible. Not only is he SUPER knowledgeable about West Seattle but he is generous and flexible with his time, always accommodated our last minute requests to see a house or just to talk things out, and has incredible knowledge of building and home problems because he was a general contractor in the past. He is the reason we have an amazing new house to move into instead of settling on one that was just going to get us through the next 5 years. I would use him again in a heartbeat. We met several agents and with Scott we just knew he was the best. He was nice, easy to work with and really honest with us. -Suzanna E.
"He goes the extra mile in every aspect, from the search to the offer and closing."
Scott Monroe is truly extraordinary!! Scott Monroe's approach to real estate is professional, direct and honest. He is patient and works with you through the process to help you find the home that's right for you, and has the knowledge to spot the real gems (and hidden disasters). He goes the extra mile in every aspect, from the search to the offer and closing. Even beyond the sale, Scott has provided expert advice and contact with his network of industry professionals, from mortgage brokers to floor re-finishers. He has supported us through house projects and related decisions. Two good friends have also bought with Scott and been very happy. Without a doubt, we'll continue to work with Scott any chance we get! -Holly H.
"...he is a man of high personal integrity and character."
About a year ago, my wife and I were in a desperate situation when we found ourselves owners of a botched construction job that was quickly draining our family finances. After doing some internet searches for realtors in the area with backgrounds in construction, we came across Scott Monroe and reached out to him hoping beyond hope that he would be as good as his reviews. Today, we feel extremely lucky that we found Scott and cannot praise him enough as a realtor, construction consultant, personal advisor, and as a human being. After a year of working closely with him, we can wholeheartedly recommend Scott not just because he is a consummate professional, but more importantly because he is a man of high personal integrity and character. Due to the uniqueness and sensitivity of our particular situation, it is difficult to convey in a forum such as this the many big and small things Scott did to help us. Let me just say that my wife and I would not have been able to get out of our predicament without Scott's expert views on construction and his network of contacts among local property developers derived from his many years of experience in the industry; his market savvy and knowledge of current market trends; his practical advice; his patience in explaining to lay people like me and my wife aspects of the real estate and construction industry (whenever we spoke to him we never felt rushed or made to feel like we were anyone other than his most important clients); and his human touch (he has a strong conscience and sense of empathy). Today we are no longer owners of the property and my wife, infant son, and I are able to prepare for the future on a sounder financial footing. If anyone is considering hiring Scott for any job (big or small, straightforward or complex, conventional or unconventional), my wife and I would be more than happy to vouch for him by providing more specific details than can be provided on this forum. -Mark C.
"All in all, Scott is not only a terrific real estate agent, but also a terrific person."
Scott Monroe was our listing agent and I cannot recommend him enough. We interviewed several listing agents, but Scott was a standout by far! From the minute he walked through our door we felt extreme confidence in his pragmatic approach and passion for the process. Scott is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of selling a house, and led us through with a hands-on approach. From helping us determine which details to focus on in preparing our house for sale, to posting a beautiful listing that led to tons of exposure, to helping us slog through all the details including an unexpected major repair, Scott was right there for us. Throughout the whole process, we never felt alone or unguided, always had confidence that he would help us find a way and ended up with an outcome that made us truly proud and know that our buyers were pleased too! All in all, Scott is not only a terrific real estate agent, but also a terrific person, he really made an impression on us that we will not soon forget! -Kyra H.
"I found Scott through the positive word of mouth he generated on the West Seattle Blog."
I started looking for a house to purchase back in December of 2009. Like most first-time home buyers, I had a long list of "wants" and a small budget to work with.
I found Scott through the positive word of mouth he generated on the West Seattle Blog. There, countless homeowners praised his skills as a Realtor -- both as a buyer's and seller's agent. He was praised for being honest, knowledgeable, hard-working, going above and beyond for his clients and for being picky on their behalf. Other's also praised him for being a shrewd negotiator.
My experience was no different. When looking at a house, Scott helped me look past the fresh coat of paint, staged furniture, and the obvious pros/cons listed on property spec reports to determine if a house was a good purchase. He was skilled at helping me see how a space might (or might not) function if I had kids, threw large parties, or took down a wall. With his background in construction, he was also able to point out foundation/structural concerns, piping issues, walls that leaned, and could spot the subtle differences that indicated whether a remodel was done by an experienced professional or novice homeowner.
I ended up purchasing a bank owned property that needed work. Though Scott's job technically ended once I signed the dotted line, he stayed in touch throughout the remodeling process. He helped me put together a repair budget, put me in touch with skilled tradesmen he trusted, and he regularly dropped by to help me troubleshoot issues or to make sure that the tradesmen I selected were doing a good job on my behalf.
Scott is a wonderful Realtor and human being. He looks out for his client's best interests and he's very, very good at his job. Highly recommended! -Tish L.
"He goes the extra mile on everything..."
Honest, Trustworthy, Available, Down-to-Earth, Hard-working, Caring, Thoughtful, Insightful, non-Pushy, Innovative, and a Builder! Those are just a few of the words to describe Scott! We heart Scott Monroe! We moved cross country (RELO), and he was there with us every step of the way. We called him while interviewing for a job in Seattle, and he was eager to take us on. Even though it might not of even turned into anything. He was patient with our wish list, and in fact found us a house that has exceeded our expectations!
This is the sixth house we have bought, and have done several remodels, so we weren't new to the buying process, just new to Seattle. He sat with us and gave us the positives and negatives of every property we looked at. Had has the insight to see if there are major structural issues, or a diamond in the rough... He goes the extra mile on everything - from contracting referrals, to the best restaurants in the area and even working to find you the best rates.
We know the difference between the realtor who just wants to make a sale vs. a realtor who wants to make a life for you. Scott Monroe is the real deal. If you are in the mode for a buyers or sellers agent, in my opinion he is the best in the area. Plus he was an excellent resource to not only Seattle but West Seattle! Awesome West Seattle Real Estate Realtor!
And no, I am not related to him! -Nicole C.
"He's honest, patient, sincere and really willing to go the extra mile for his clients."
After searching on both Yelp and the West Seattle Blog for recommendations on a local real estate agent to help us buy our first home, my husband and I decided to go with Scott Monroe, who you'll find is spoken of very highly by a number of folks on both these sites.
From the first time I talked with him on the phone, the feeling I got from Scott was that he was a standup guy. And during our initial meeting, as well as later on when we subsequently began working with him, those first impressions really held up.
We found him to be sharp minded, honest, exceptionally thorough, and truly dedicated to helping people find the right house for them. He's honest, patient, sincere and really willing to go the extra mile for his clients. And the icing on the cake is that he's super available and responsive, almost always answering phone calls himself, returning messages quickly if he's unable to take a call, and replying asap to emails.
Scott's extensive knowledge of construction, along with his keen eye for detail and decades of experience as a real estate agent, all combine to make him an extremely valuable ally for anyone looking to buy a solid, sound and well-built home. His ability to look beyond the obvious and assess the true pros and cons of a property clearly goes beyond that of the average real estate agent. This was really evident every time we walked through a house with him and he proceeded to point out all sorts of things in terms of the way the house was originally built or remodeled that we ourselves never would have noticed.
I think because he's walked through so many houses during his career, Scott also has almost a kind of sixth sense about them. He often offered his intuitive hit about the vibe of a place, which I found to be a really helpful adjunct to the more brass tacks technical information he provided construction-wise.
Although he's no doubt a very busy man, there was always a sense with Scott - either on the phone or during walk-throughs of prospective properties - that he had all the time in the world for us. We never felt rushed or as if he had to move on to his next appointment before we had asked (and gotten answers to) all our questions, and taken all the time we felt we needed to look over a house. As we went through the searching process we came to really trust his guidance, opinions and insight, and with his help ended up buying a really lovely home.
Bottom line is that Scott is a class act. He's smart, dedicated, hardworking, knows his stuff, and is a genuinely nice guy with conscience and scruples whose professional prime directive is happy and satisfied customers. I would recommend him without reservation to anyone who's looking to either buy or sell a home in the greater Seattle area. -Linda Z.