What Our Clients Think
THE MADRONA GROUP REVIEWS
As first time home buyer's they were not sure what was going to happen and had heard some horror stories about trying to buy in the Puget Sound area.
They were able to find a home they love, pay a price they were happy with, and got the first home they bid on.
Beau and Sara Burdick
October 19, 2017
MEET THE TEAM
Joe grew up in the Puget Sound area raised by parents from small town Kansas.
My summers were spent helping out on my grandparents’ farm and gas station. I was taught the importance of good mid-west values like working hard and always treating people with respect and honesty. I was also taught that your word is the most important thing you have to offer anyone and I strive to follow that principle every day.
Like most people, I fell in my sales career by accident. I started in the car business immediately after high school as means to paying for college. I excelled in the customer service aspect of helping customers find the vehicle that fit their needs. I then quickly gravitated toward the operational side of the business learning the details of solidifying loans. After several years in the car business, I went to work for the financial side of the business managing dealer accounts and strengthening relationships for them.
I moved into consulting for home installation after deciding that I valued the relationship I built with clients more than with a corporation. I have sold high-end window systems and roofing for both currently lived in homes and new home custom construction. I enjoy and thrive in the one on one relationship and have been told by many that I should transition into real estate.
One of my greatest assets is the ability to create and foster trusting relationships, to really get to know my client so I can help meet their needs and desires (punctuation or more simple version?). My mom has always said that I have never met a stranger and friends have nicknamed me “The Mayor” as it seems everywhere I go I tend to bump into a friend or meet a new friend. More than anything, I feel that this sense of ease and comfort (and trust?) with others has been the backbone of my sales career; I have never considered myself as a salesman.
In the words of Lou Holtz, “people don’t care what you know, until they know you care”.
Growing up, I saw my dad as an example of this in his role as a local small business owner in insurance. I would watch as he stopped and visited his customers. He stayed connected and was in touch with big events in their lives. He was their friend and as he worked for them, he put them at ease. He focused on building lifetime relationships not sales and numbers. As their agent, he built confidence through professionalism and consistency.
My desire is the same: to build lifelong relationships with my clients through helping them with their real estate needs.
No matter where you are in your cycle- be it your first home, downsizing as children leave the nest, vacation cabin in the mountains or investment for retirement – I want to share in your excitement.
If you are interested in finding out if we can create a Win/Win business relationship please contact me.
Jason Fox was born in Everett, WA and has lived in the area ever since.
“I love Washington State and do not believe that you can find anything more beautiful than the San Juan Islands during a Washington summer”
His love for the area makes it an effortless transition to show people that are relocating the natural beauties that the Greater Puget Sound area has to offer.
Jason has been marketing the real estate industry for over a decade. During that time he has worked with 100’s of the top real estate agents in the country assisting them with their marketing efforts. Forming and selling 3 companies that offered marketing services to the real estate industry.
The skills that he has learned and perfected to help others will now be used to assist his clients in selling their Seattle area home quickly and for top dollar.
“Clients today want to know that you are at the top of your game in technology, marketing, and negotiating.”
Having formed and run 3 business and the selling them for a profit ensures that his negotiation skills are sharp. In his last business Jason was regularly voted as one of the most informative real estate blogs in the country at teaching real estate professionals marketing techniques.
You can still read his blog today: https://www.jasonfox.me/blog
Jason Fox has worked in many facets of the real estate business including:
- Coaching real estate agents
- Teaching real estate clock hour classes
- Working as a marketing manager for a title and escrow company
- Working in the mortgage industry
- Building real estate websites and marketing hubs
- Crafting printed marketing campaigns
“I am so excited to take all of my talents that I was giving to other real estate agents and focus them all on our clients”
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As a John L. Scott broker, my mission is transactional excellence and client satisfaction. That means I work tirelessly to make your home buying or selling process as efficient, stress-free and lucrative for you as possible.
I take pride in offering high-caliber full-service residential real estate expertise. My clients are my top priority, and I focus on delivering the best possible results for them.
The real estate market is hyperlocal, seasonal and temperamental—in other words, it can change on a dime. Technology has made information more accessible to everyone, but it can be difficult to keep up with recent events that affect home values. The benefits of working with a licensed real estate professional go far beyond what a mobile app, online video, or website can do.
I provide my clients with information on market seasonality and information relevant to what is happening in their specific neighborhood. This customized analysis includes recent comparable sales that factor into an offer and acceptance strategy.
Successful negotiations help move a conversation forward and transform the process into an agreement that’s a win for all parties. Negotiation is not only a skill, but a mindset. I keep my clients’ best interests top of mind as I negotiate on their behalf.
I am dedicated to transactional excellence for every listing and sale. What this means for you is that I oversee every detail of the real estate transaction. The transaction is far from over once an offer has been accepted. I monitor inspections, appraisals, title, escrow and loan processes. Communication and collaboration with all the partners and parties involved with the transaction ensures a smooth and timely closing. I am committed to my clients before, during and after a sale.
REAL ESTATE SKILLSNEW HOME BUYERS
Patrick been a licensed Real Estate Professional since 1998
Becoming a Real Estate Managing Broker in 2003 when I started my first Real Estate Brokerage, Seattle Realty Group llc.
In 2006, I became a Designated Broker as well as a Certified Real Estate Instructor. During that time, I have authored 5 different Clock Hour classes and logged over 600 hours of live classroom training for countless Brokers throughout the State of Washington.
“There’s another way to survive — mutual trust and help.” ~ Captain Kirk USS Enterprise
Along with my passion for teaching, coaching and training, I’m also proud to hold the Internet Marketing Specialist Designation. This designation serves as my continued commitment and dedication to serving my clients needs with today’s most powerful online tools and platforms!
The training I attend along with the subjects I teach afford me great opportunity to master and implement many of the cutting edge tools, models and practices that sets The Madrona Group apart from the others.
Some of my “Other Hats” that I wear:
- Coaching & Training Real Estate Brokers
- Teaching Real Estate clock hour classes
- Building Real Estate online marketing platforms
- Designing offline & online marketing campaigns for my team
When I’m not selling Real Estate or coaching Brokers, you can usually find me screaming my head off for my Mariners and Seahawks or toiling around in my yard and workshop.