Buyers Only Agent Amy Carey: Welcoming a new WSB sponsor

We welcome Amy Carey, a new WSB sponsor, who has this message for you:

“When buying a home, it’s critical to have ethically sound, highly informed representation and someone who puts your interests above all else.
As a Buyers Only Agent, I never list properties and I never represent a seller.  This is real estate with a twist – something new and different, and so unique that there are only a handful of us nationwide.

And, I’m the only Buyers Only Agent working in West Seattle. A rare bird indeed. So, what’s the advantage of working with a Buyers Only Agent? First, it eliminates the conflict of interest present when a buyer uses an agent working for a brokerage that also lists properties. For example, if a real estate office holds a listing and one of their agents brings a buyer to the sale, the office itself is legally bound to continue to represent the seller’s interests as well.

Homebuyers come to me because they know I represent only them and that I work tenaciously to make sure their needs are met. I show them all the appropriate houses on the market and research properties to provide facts, good and bad, about a home. And, when the time comes to put in an offer, I negotiate the best price and terms possible – making sure their interests are front and center.

It may sound corny but doing the right thing is at the heart of how I lead my professional and personal life.  I’m downright fierce in my passion for helping people – both in buying homes and in the community and environmental work I do that is very dear to me.I’m also a bit unconventional when compared to what folks might conjure up when they think “real estate agent.” My shoes are not shiny, and you will never see me in a pantsuit. I wear jeans and boots because you can’t look under a crawlspace with dry clean only clothes. And, you’ll never catch me in a typical “real estate” office with plaque filled walls and marketing materials.  Most of my meetings are with clients at their own kitchen table or favorite coffee house.

Most importantly, I love West Seattle with full abandon. I swoon over the red velvet cupcakes at Cupcake Royale and adore perusing the junction and strolling Alki. I thrill over the Farmers’ Market, the prominence of backyard chickens and the uniqueness of the neighborhoods that make West Seattle such an amazing place.

There are few things as important as “home”. It’s where we raise our children, celebrate friends, ponder new ideas and bring gardens into bloom. It is where our lives unfold. For me, to be a part of that, to help people find their “home” is a pretty remarkable experience and I consider myself lucky to be working to give folks the opportunity to lay down roots in this fabulous community.”

We thank Buyers Only Agent Amy Carey for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news via WSB; find our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.

3 Replies to "Buyers Only Agent Amy Carey: Welcoming a new WSB sponsor"

  • Pibal May 11, 2012 (7:45 pm)

    Welcome Amy!

    That is an extremely well-written “new sponsor” message. It resonated with me as I am sure it will with our friends and neighbors.

    My only regret is that, since I already live here, I probably will not be able to take advantage of your service.

    Thank you for sponsoring our favorite virtual home and best of luck to you!

  • Maggie May 11, 2012 (8:02 pm)

    If you’re servicing Vashon Island, you’re the girl for me Amy! I’m a younger first-time homebuyer struggling to navigate agents and the waters of real estate. Sounds like just what I need!

  • evergreen May 11, 2012 (8:56 pm)

    When we buy next year, I will absolutely seek your services. You sound like the perfect advocate for a buyer.

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