"We are from out of state and only had a short window to look at property for a move next year."
Brent's service was outstanding. He was flexible with our schedule (that included an emergency overnight stay in the hospital), sat down with us to understand what we wanted within our price range and was very efficient with the remainder of the process. He kept us updated regularly and even took the time to oversee the test for our septic system after we returned home.
We highly recommend him for any of your real estate needs.
Mowles (Retired Educators) April 2020 - Chattaroy, WA
"This house purchase was particularly challenging...
Because we had to get three extensions, because of the people who purchased our house sold their house to purchase ours and that purchase impacted us all.
Brent was instrumental in drafting the extensions and explaining to my wife and I and the seller the need for the extensions.
When my wife and I made a counter offer, Brent was on vacation in Mexico. Even though we were interfering with his family vacation, he took charge and submitted the counter and notified us as soon as the seller responded.
Brent arranged for us to move our belongings into the garage before the sale was finished as a means of meeting our needs. He made arrangements to meet us at the house and get access on a Saturday.
He was also very responsive.
I highly recommend Brent to you. He was responsible and quick in addressing anything and everything we needed. We found him to be honest and an effective communicator."
Mark & Gina (Superintendent) February 2020 - Chattaroy, WA
We recently bought our second home with Brent.
It was a complex international transaction, which involved identification of properties from afar, and once we found a house, working closely with the developer and contractor. Brent suggested timely changes during the construction phase which were thoughtful and improved the quality of our house. (Pouring the driveway to promote optimal drainage and suggestions for finishing touches.)
We were appreciative of his attention to detail and focus on our priorities. His knowledge of the market, superior customer service, ability to identify aspects for us to consider, ensure we found our dream home.
In our line of work, we rely heavily on recommendations from colleagues to find realtors like Brent, who can reliably act in your stead.
Brent is a realtor who will always surpass your expectations.
When we closed on our house he brought champagne, sparkling cider (for our daughter) and flutes for celebrate. He is a trusted advisor and has become a friend. We will continue to seek his counsel for future investments.
Brian & Melinda (Foreign Service) March 2019
Brent is the best there is!
Being a military family, we have purchased several homes from afar. This home was especially important to us as it is our retirement home! We had done a lot of searches in the area prior to contacting Brent.
I wanted a mature, knowledgeable and honest agent. We wanted an advocate for us that would take the time needed to make sure, what we wanted is what we were going to get. Being active military for over 22 years I have very little tolerance for BS. I need the real deal; which is exactly why we chose Brent.
He viewed some homes my wife and I were really excited about. He broke down each house and the area top to bottom for us. i.e. one needed a new roof, one was built from cheap materials etc. In addition to his honesty, is incredible work ethic. If you want somebody to go the extra mile for you, Brent is your guy. He always went above an beyond.
From start to finish, he always gets you an answer in a timely manner. We started the purchase process from Washington DC. Brent took care of everything for us in the local area, in some cases he worked with the bank to get items that were taking too long. I am a hard sell, however Brent Watson knocked it out of the park.
We would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!!
Anthony & Family (Retired Military) December 2018
Working with Brent Watson was an absolute pleasure; we selected him by chance, but we could not have selected a better fit for us if we had tried.
Working with Brent, you can expect amazing communication and a ton of hard, dedicated work; and that’s exactly what we experienced during the 4 months we worked with him.
We worked with Brent on a move to Spokane while we still lived in the Seattle area, making our experience a bit more challenging. Often only my husband was able to view houses with Brent, yet after a tour Brent would then spend time with me on the phone discussing the home. And on one particular occasion, neither my husband nor I could be present so he allowed a friend of ours to go with him and tour the house while FaceTiming with us for over an hour.
Brent was always more than prepared and knowledgeable about the properties, and if there was a question he couldn’t answer he quickly found the answer and called us back within a couple hours.
Brent was fabulous at guiding us through making offer decisions on all of the offers we made. Even when we switched focus to land purchase, his depth of knowledge of septic, wells, and property development was just as solid as home purchase.
Brent was always interested in our desires and worked hard to find homes that fit us.
Brent comes highly recommended, he is honest, communicates well, works hard, very professional, and does this all with a fun sense of humor. We feel privileged to have lucked into Brent Watson, he made our experience of finding our just right fit easy and fun. We will call him again if the need arises.
- Lawless (pharmacist & teacher) December 2018
Brent has been very professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy with a very good understanding of the housing market in Spokane. He truly made our house buying experience simple, easy, and fun. He readily answered our questions in a timely and accurate manner, and gave us the best accurate information about housing market in Spokane. We would recommend him to all who are looking to purchase a house. We were very grateful to have dealt with him.
- Mwangi - November 2018
First Impression: We were originally connected with Brent through Zillow and because of this, I was prepared to put him through a vetting process along with several other realtors. This was the first time I have ever purchased a house so I was going to need all of the help I could get.
My first interaction was a text message from Brent only an hour after I asked to be connected to a local realtor through Zillow letting me know that he will be contacting me the next day to chat. This little gesture of letting me know that my request was heard and received struck a strong chord with me.
First meeting: The first time I met Brent in person was when he picked me and my wife up from our hotel in Spokane. We all drove to his office where along the way, knowing that we are from out of state, he put on his best tour guide hat pointing out points of interest. Once in his office we went through a sort of interview to narrow down what it was exactly we were looking for. This process was thorough and detailed and I really respected the attention to detail that Brent was getting into. He was asking for preferences that I may have for things that I have never thought of myself. His experience in this field was clear and impressive at this moment. We truly did feel that he was helping us find a home instead of buying a house.
House hunting: When it was time to go around and view the homes, Brent had prepared a booklet of our day that had in it all of the properties' profiles all sorted in the order that we were to view them in that day. This was mine to keep to put notes in and reflect on later. Not once did we ever feel rushed and Brent had an uncanny sense of when he should be near to answer questions or to leave the room if my wife and I needed some privacy to talk. I was impressed with this every time.
Closing: Because we are from out of state, we had to meet with Brent twice for two full days of house hunting (it should be mentioned that he picked us up from and dropped us off at the airport), fortunately we found our home on the second outing.
Now came all of the negotiations and the closing process of which I was the most worried about because of the horror stories I have heard from friends and family. From the ease of negotiating, through all of the money transfers, document signings, and contract writing, I honestly felt that we were missing things given how worry free I was feeling.
Even when the house was being inspected and I couldn't be there, Brent met with the inspector and stayed with him for the entire inspection on my behalf! Where was all of this stress I have been told to expect time and time again? Brent was able to get so much of this process done behind the scenes, including my wife and I when a decision had to be made, and sending over documents to be signed when they needed to be. And just like that, a few weeks later we were homeowners.
What set Brent apart from all others is his grass roots customer service. Sure he has all the nice new house searching technology and is clearly plugged well into the industry, but having that natural instinct to seize an opportunity to make his clients experience better is a rare thing. Just like he said the very first time we met, he didn't sell us a house, he found us a home.
- Warren Family (medical fields) November 2018
"Being a first time home buyer is a nerve wracking process.
I got in contact with Brent just by sheer luck, while inquiring about a home on Zillow. I am so glad I did! He's not interested in pushing you to buy something to make a sale. He truly wants to find you the home that fits your personal future. As he says, "you have to live in it, not me!"
If you're looking for good communication, honesty, and those long lost personal touches to your experience of buying a property, look no further! Brent is something else! He listened to everything on our first time home buyer wish list, our desired school districts, and our budget. He listened to every comment as we went through homes, taking note of likes and dislikes, modifying our tours as we went. Came very prepared with a booklet that had details on each specific home we were going to tour (twice). He knows the Spokane area so well, he was able to easily narrow down a selection of homes that would be of interest to us.
His attention to detail is what found us our first home, and I think I'll never move again!!!! If you're looking for someone with a LOT of experience in Spokane and the surrounding areas, and a lot of experience in real estate, Brent is your realtor. He has been in this area many years, giving him a big advantage when you're searching for your next home. He knows where to look, what to look for, and points out issues in each house that would be important problems to address (not a quality every realtor possesses, I'm guessing).
He responds to emails at the blink of an eye, knows what a home is worth and what you should offer, and has great advice on all aspects of home buying. He also put us in touch with a lender that was great to work with. The icing on the cake: After closing and getting settled a bit, Brent scheduled with us a time to return to the house and take a family picture of us with a SOLD sign, dropped off a beautiful personalized framed sketch of the house (by a local artist), and even stayed for a glass of champagne to celebrate.
In short, you will not regret choosing Brent as your buyer's agent, and I'm sure if you're looking to sell he would be fantastic to work with as well. Thank you, Brent!!" - Armstrong Family (medical fields) May 2018
Brent Watson is the consummate professional realtor. I’d give him ten(10) stars on a scale of five(5). Brent works harder, smarter and faster than every other agent I’ve ever used to buy/sell properties. Brent Watson Is the definition of all the good things that happen when you hire a professional. He takes the time to listen to his clients and uses that information to find you the perfect property with laser guided precision.
Brent was recommended from a trusted friend. Once you experience the service & expertise of Brent you will have found your Real Estate Agent for Life. He is that good. First time home buyers, upgraders, investors, flippers, up-sizers, down-sizers, retirees, military or any working professional relocating into the Spokane region should call Brent Watson. Brent surpassed all my expectations, his service is above reproach, his professional knowledge & communication skills are top shelf. - Hester (retired law enforcement / military) Sept 2017
Brent was wonderful to work with in selling my home. He was honest, responsive and professional in guiding me through the process. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing professional Real Estate services! My home sold in two days thanks to his guidance and advice and I couldn't be happier with how smooth the process went! - Ladd (retired nurse) December 2017
Brent Watson was a amazing! He was easy to reach and he listened to our needs. He found us several options in a short time and we found our dream home right away.
I highly recommend him to all my family and friends. We trust and appreciate him and he will forever be our choice should we decide to take on more properties in the future. - Martin/Reale (Retired)
I highly recommend Brent for his knowledge of the Spokane market and his helpful professionalism. He researched every home l sent & was able to weed out the ones that did not fit my requirements. I trusted his advice so much that I made an offer on a home he found without ever seeing it in person! - Pearsal (VA Appraiser)
Never has a realtor made a strong enough impression for me to write a letter, until now. Brent's professionalism, attention to detail, always answering my question in a timely manner; from searching to signing everything went smoothly. This was the best real estate experience I've ever had. - Fiattarone (CAD)
VIP (very important plug):
Anyone who knows me knows that I am not particularly fond of realtors. The ones up here in Spokane seem just as incompetent and clueless as the others I've had to deal with in CA. And then, I had the good sense to contact Brent Watson.
Off and on for the last year and a half, that man has been so in tune with what we wanted - he has never slammed my inbox with 'matches' that aren't even close, he puts words to my ideas befo...re they even come out of my mouth, he treats us as though we are his only clients - I've never waited more than an hour or two for a response to email or phone calls. I have never felt so "represented" by a pro in my life!
He has come to know me so well, that as we were gushing about the house we just found, he winked and said, "I thought you would love this, so I already drew up the papers. Let me punch in some numbers and send it over to be e-signed tonight." Our offer was submitted within hours of our viewing the property, and we got our "yes" back within 24 hours!!!
Somehow, my faith in real estate agents has been restored! So much so, that I am breaking my own rules by giving him a public recommendation, and also singing the praises of his profession!
If you are in or near Spokane and need the services of a realtor/broker, you cannot go wrong by calling BRENT WATSON (509) 981-1147. We couldn't have found our dream home without him, much less held onto our sanity! It takes a lot to impress me, but I am blown away by the quality of service and professionalism we received from this lovely man! Truly 10 stars out of 5 - a stellar experience for us all, made nearly painless by a true pro! - Davis Family
We turned to Brent to sell our home. Our new home was close to completion & Brent knows the Spokane area extremely well. His professionalism & attention to detail is above reproach. Brent is/was simply a phone call away, day or night. Brent works hard for each and every one of his clients, something you don't see very often these days. He sold our home in what I consider record time which eased our anxiety and allowed us to focus on our new property. We highly recommend him & will use again. - Harrison (retired military)
We are writing to provide the highest praise possible for Brent Watson our realtor who helped us with a recent investment property. We were on a short time frame for viewing properties and the majority of the negotiation was handled internationally. Due to the complexities of our situation, we needed a reliable and diligent professional, and we found that in Brent. He provided insightful feedback and gave us alternate approaches which would help us to achieve those goals more quickly.
Throughout the entire process, Brent tracked our case to ensure that the lender, appraisers, and inspections were in close communications. His strong interpersonal skills, insightful recommendations and expertise enabled us to buy the perfect property. His calm, reassuring demeanor felt as though we were working with someone we’ve known for years. Simply put, this investment would not have happened had it not been for Brent. With Brent, we’ve found our realtor for life and a friend. - Manning/Hering (foreign service)
What a wonderful experience it was working with Brent! He was able to help us find our forever home! We are not first time home buyers and have bought and sold a few homes which means working with lots of different agents. We turned to Brent because we wanted someone to listen to our needs, not someone who just wanted to get a sale! Brent made the process easy and effortless. He is not your normal realtor he listens which is hard to find in today's industry. Brent never left any questions unanswered and always responded promptly. He definitely shows his expertise in the field. We highly recommend him for all your real estate needs! - Milson Family
Brent Watson is a very caring individual that takes the time and goes the extra mile. We searched for a home for 2 1/2 years before we found the right one that fit my needs as a disabled person and the cost being reasonable for us to get our foot in the door you could say. Brent went on our wild goose chases to find a home & thanks to the joint efforts we found the perfect home. He helped with every aspect of the buying a home experience, from making an offer to signing the very last form.
Brent has become our friend in the process over the 2 1/2 years and we love him like family. Brent Watson is the man I would recommend whether it is your first home or last. He can get you what you need and he cares about the families and individuals he is representing. We feel blessed to know him and he kept us from feeling overwhelmed by doing everything one baby step at a time. Thank You Brent Watson for all that you do and for being there for us all the way. Woodrow & Jeanette.
Brent, I just wanted to say thank you for all that you did for me during our house buying adventure. Your patience, understanding, and tenacity were nothing short of amazing. As a first time home buyer I had no idea what to expect. You were there at any hour to answer any and all of my questions in terms that I could understand as an inexperienced buyer. Should I ever have any needs in the future that would require a realtor it is nice to know that I have no question on who I will return to as well as refer anyone that is considering buying their new home. Thank you again, Bryan Hofman (medical instrument field)
To Whom it may concern,
It was a pleasure to work with Brent Watson. Brent was our Realtor, representing us on the sale of our home and the purchase of another. Brent was very professional and at the same time personable. Brent was easy to contact and always ready to answer our questions or listen to our comments throughout the entire process… Burnette Family
Brent – just wanted to take the time to say thank you for all your efforts in finding just the right home for us. You not only found exactly what we were looking for, you made the whole process enjoyable and hassle free.
Over the years we have worked with a number of realtors and found you to be heads above the rest when it came to making sure we were getting what we wanted, needed, and that all the pieces were in place, you were truly an advocate on our behalf. From our first meeting, your professionalism stood out, as well as the personable way deal with people. You consistently went out of your way to make sure we were informed of all the details and the upcoming next steps so we were never concerned about anything being missed or overlooked.
Your positive attitude; always evident in your ever timely responses, whether it was phone calls, emails, or in person; kept us moving forward and couldn’t be more appreciated. Your knowledge of real estate procedures coupled with your creative thinking, logic, and skill, saved the sale, not only for our benefit but kept the seller pleased as well. We also wanted to thank you for being so vigilant and taking the time to do a walk through on the property, so when we took possession there were no surprises.
Brent, thank you again. Working with you was a pleasure, not only did we gain a realtor for any future plans we may have, but we gained a friend as well. As you already know, we will, without hesitation, recommend you to all our family, friends, and acquaintances that maybe in need of a realtor. Carlos & Katy
Having Brent as our Realtor, was a great experience. He took all the hassle and stress out of buying a home. He answered email quickly and made us feel that we were his most important client. He on many occasions went beyond what we would expect of a realtor, such as finding out what we were looking for and finding other comparable and better options. I would recommend Brent to anyone. Chapin's (multi-family investor)
Mr. Watson did a superb job of helping me work through the process of selecting and purchasing an historic home in Spokane.
His knowledge of the local market, construction quality and areas to be concerned about was impressive.
He was extremely responsive to my inquiries and requirements, and given that most of this transaction was done long distance, his diligence and attention to detail ensured that the transaction successfully came to fruition.
Brent has a great sense of humor and is a pleasure to work with; I unequivocally recommend him to anyone looking for a hard working, professional representative in the Spokane area real estate market. Miller's (historical homes)