Home buyers and sellers tell their story and share their experience working with Zach.
- First Time Home Buyer
Read why buyers and sellers choose to work with Zach.
Overall I was very happy with the process and would definitely recommend Zach to other buyers. He was a pleasure to work with in every step of the process.
I highly recommend Zach to anyone considering buying or selling a home in the greater Seattle area. I really enjoyed working with him. He is a great negotiator, a steady hand, a responsive problem-solver and a new friend.
We met Zach by chance at an open house. We had met quite a few real estate agents but Zach stood out. He's very down-to-earth and not pushy. He was great throughout the whole process, always responding quickly and taking care of all of the details. Even now that we have closed on our house, he's still answering our questions. I would recommend him to anyone.
Zach helped my wife and I sell our house. We found out we were expecting and needed to get out of the house we were in. We found Zach and he came to the rescue. He walked in and not only walked us through the process but came and helped us paint our house! He may be young but he definatly went the extra mile and helped us sell our house for 40k more than what we were asking. I would recomend if anything give him a call, you wont be disappointed.
He is very quick to respond to emails, phone calls, and texts, and keeps in contact with you throughout the week, whether it's with potential properties, or just to check in and see what he can do for you. Zach also has an awesome team along side him. They made the closing process fly by with ease. He likes to surround himself with the best in the business so he can provide his clients with the best service possible. I would definitely recommend Zach to anyone looking for a motivated realtor that actually makes the house hunting process enjoyable and simple.
Right from the start Zach impressed me with his knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm for the project. Admittedly, I have pretty high expectations since I am a real estate attorney in Seattle. Zach did an excellent job marketing my house and everything was first rate. Zach easily earned his commission and put extra dollars in my pocket as well.
Zach is a very conscientious and knowledgeable agent that I would strong recommend to anyone looking for a real estate agent. He's there for you right from starting to figure out the place you want all the way to the closing.
We got the house thanks to the idea Zach had and proposed to us. I was always happy with his knowledge and help. He made our purchase process as easy and simple as possible.
Zach was extremely professional and helpful during our recent condo sale, esp in the handling of our rental tenants during early the selling activities, coordinating review of our competing offers, and providing status of on-going closing activities.
He truly went above and beyond for me, and for that I will be forever grateful. Never has selling a home been so stress free. He contacted me twice a week, or more for updates. If there was a problem, he would make certain it was taken care of immediately. I live out of state and thought this would be very painstaking, it was, indeed, the opposite, and I have never been so satisfied. This is the Realtor you want on your side! Hardworking and loyal to his customers!
We closed on a house 21K under asking price that had the giant backyard that my Siberian Husky has been lobbying me for. Zach was very helpful in the negotiations and very responsive. If you choose to work with Zach you are in excellent hands. Thanks Zach!
Zach is very resourceful. He helped my family to buy a house we like without paying over asking price. We are very thankful for his hard work.
Even after we moved into our new home, he regularly checked in with us to make sure everything was going smoothly. He was very helpful during the whole transition process. We greatly appreciate his guidance in us going from being renters to homeowners.
I strongly recommend his services, friendly and very professional.
Working with Zach to find the right house was as seamless as walking into Best Buy and buying printing paper. He was extremely thorough and stayed with us during the entire process. He worked with our budgets and helped us find the right property. I would most certainly recommend Zach.
Zach ended up finding an awesome place for us that met all of our criteria months before it would have been listed. Thanks to this we were able to have our eventual offer accepted without any hassle (prior to a bidding war or price increase). The process of getting the offer in, negotiating and eventually closing was dealt with by Zach masterfully. Overall, we couldn't have been happier with the experience.
Zach is a conscientious, hard working realtor who is looking to get the job done for you in the best and most efficient way. He is easy to work with and always has a positive attitude. It was a pleasure working with him.
He was always responsive and professional and it was a real pleasure getting to work with him. I can't imagine the process had we not gone with Zach as our realtor. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested or getting started.
Zach McDonald expertly guided me to my new home during a very hyper real estate market. From my first phone call with him, I was impressed by his professional, friendly approach. He helped me identify my needs and respected my financial constraints.
Zach was not only a great realtor but also an amazing friend and advocate for my wife and I during the process. He truly cares about his clients and does an amazing job!
Throughout the process, Zach gave us thoughtful and proactive advice. His suggested price point was spot on, and we greatly appreciated the weekly (and sometimes more frequent) updates on where things stood in the process.
Even in a real estate market like this, he was able to find us a great home within our budget. He made sure we were comfortable with all decisions we had to make during bidding, and he was very responsive to any and all matters during the home closing process.
I have bought and sold several properties and have never come across a realtor as wonderful as Zach McDonald. He completed the sale of my Shoreline condo in less than 30 days and got me way over the asking price. He was also available when I had questions, and kept me informed and in the loop about everything!
Zach did a great job while selling two of my houses. The best part was his responsiveness. He always made himself available to answer questions or concerns which was really helpful during such a stressful process.
This is the first home that I bought, so I needed a lot of help learning about the process. We met at Starbucks a couple days after I contacted him, and he explained the whole process to me and he also asked me a lot of questions so that he could learn what I was looking for and what price range was realistic for me.
The Seattle market is red hot at the moment, so to get a house you need to find someone who will respect your direction and needs, but also nudge you where you need to be nudged and figure out angles to land a property. And then when a hurdle arises you, as one did in my deal, you need someone to jump in and serve your interests to get a resolution. Zach is a great partner for you to have. Call him today!
Zach is a great realtor! He is honest with his feedback and really listens to what you want and helps you find a perfect fit for you! I liked that he was up front and honest about properties that I was interested in and would tell me pros/cons of properties. I felt like I was really taken care of and he wasn't out just to get me to buy a property.
Throughout I was very happy with Zach as he guided me through the process, explaining all the intricacies and alternatives. When negotiation was needed, he would often suggest reasonable moves and counteroffers and provide context without being too pushy or hurried. I appreciated the balanced use of email/sms/phones to keep me informed and push things along.
From my neighbor's point of view, he had the best open house of all time....I can't set your expectations, but he had sandwiches and other refreshments during the open house that really impressed a lot of people.
Zack was the ultimate professional & guided me through the process of selling my home while I lived in a different state. Total trust was involved & Zack facilitated the process from A to Z with ease. I felt like he really took the time to explain, research & anticipate potential questions & went above & beyond consistently.
My husband and I absolutely loved working with Zach. We had a limited time frame in which to find a home, and Zach and his team worked around the clock for us, answering our questions and alerting us to new opportunities. He is competent, friendly, and fun to work with. But I think my favorite thing about Zach is his integrity. He was very honest about each house we looked at, making sure we saw all the potential negatives as well as the positives. It seemed that his goal was not to get us to buy any old house, but truly to find the best home for our family.
I had an excellent experience selling my condo with Zach's assistance. He is professional, hard-working, knowledgeable, and accommodating. He kept me updated throughout the process and responded to questions and concerns in a timely manner. We highly recommend Zach and will contact him again when we are ready to purchase our next home.
A+ from first-time home buyers! Zach is a modern, talented, knowledgeable real estate agent but most importantly, Zach was somebody we could trust. After meeting other real estate agents at various open houses, we reached out to Zach after following his real estate video blog. Zach stays in touch often, is patient, hosts fun events and has a valuable network of resources. Zach has a knack for not being too aggressive nor too laid back. We hope to stay in touch with Zach and will recommend him to our friends and family
We reached out to Zach to help us find/buy a house based on a recommendation from our mortgage broker. Working with Zach suited our needs well, he was able to adapt to our availability times and knew what points and levels we wanted to interact with an agent at (ie. not too involved in searching for open houses, but very helpful in giving us tips of what to look for, how to make an offer that gets accepted, organizing inspections and follow-ups, etc.)
Zach was recommended by a friend and all-in-all, was great in helping us buy our first home. I really appreciated his attitude and understanding as we were looking. The sale went very smoothly and we are definitely happy with our home.
We worked with Zach to find our first house. We toured a number of houses between Seattle and Edmonds, and he was extremely helpful in keeping our expectations grounded in this aggressive market. At a few points in our journey, we were considering houses that needed some work, and Zach had the knowledge to share on that subject as well. When we finally found the one, Zach was a pro at arranging our offer, had all the suggestions for helping us be aggressive with our terms, and we won on our first offer with him! We highly recommend him!
Zack was a huge help as I was purchasing my first home. I was residing out-of-state, and he was a tremendous help in educating me on Seattle from afar. He has a wealth of local knowledge and a deep understanding of Seattle neighborhoods. Throughout the buying process, Zach helped me through each step and made honest, upfront recommendations. He quickly identified the houses that weren’t worth the price, and he helped write a competitive offer when we found one that was worth it. I would highly recommend Zach to anyone hoping to buy in the Seattle market.
Zach McDonald made our first home buying experience a breeze! He is so knowledgeable about the ins-and-outs real estate, we had full confidence in knowing that we were being taken care of and looked out for! Zach is super responsive and was always available when we needed him. We are super thankful for all his hard work in making sure we were taken care of!
Very knowledgeable, responds quickly to questions. Listing pictures and video walkthrough were amazing. I would highly recommend Zach. Our home sold in less than a week.
Zach is a very professional Read Estate agent. He helped me on my home purchase and it went very smoothly. He was professional on questions I had and easy to be reached. He was also patient to help me filter homes according to my requirement. I highly recommend to work with Zach.
Working with Zach on our home sale was the best decision we made. His honest, straightforward approach to the listing process calmed our nerves in an otherwise unknown territory. Along the way, he shared tips and included us in his expertise of when to list and what to highlight—acting on proven results from prior experience. These were all contributing factors to an effortless sale. He was impressively responsive, would reply to our questions immediately, and checked-in with us before the close of each week. It was also very easy to relate to Zach and talk through the entire process. He approached us as friends, but handled things as a professional and paid keen attention to even the littlest detail. We loved working with Zach!
I found out about Zach from his YouTube videos. Whether or not you choose him as your agent I highly recommend watching his videos to learn about the Seattle real estate market. As an agent he is exceptional. Buying a house in Seattle is fiercely competitive right now. We placed offers on 4 other houses that we were outbid on before finally finding one that we were willing to bid enough on to win. Zach was with us through the whole process and provided much-needed encouragement. He arranged more showings than I can recall and prepared all our offers on extremely short notice. He also answered many of our first time home buyer questions and did everything possible to take care of the logistics for us. Zach is truly a great agent, he won't let you down.
Super knowledgeable. Great communication. Energetic and responsive, but very even keel and respectful. Felt like he really cared about making sure our needs were met.
Zach was absolutely amazing throughout the entire process. From his knowledge of the Seattle market, to negotiating our first and only offer, which was accepted, to recommending a lender, he was instrumental in helping us locate, tour, and ultimately buy our dream home. Anyone looking to buy a home in the greater Seattle area would be well served to have Zach as their agent. I recommend him to anyone I know looking to buy or sell their home.
Throughout our home buying experience, Zach proved to be an indispensable resource for us. In the process of searching for a suitable location to move to, he offered us valuable insight and expertise which inspired much-needed confidence. His relaxed and jovial candor provided a refreshing level of enjoyment in an otherwise tedious and painstaking process. Upon his discovery of what seemed to be the ideal location, price point, and housing arrangement for us, Zach's expert negotiation skills allowed us to sustain a competitive offer even at a lower price. I firmly believe that we would not be in the beautiful home we live in now if it had not been for Zach. I would personally recommend him to friends, relatives, and any persons looking for somebody knowledgeable, respectful, and approachable to guide them through the process of home buying.
My wife and I are first-time homebuyers. We both knew Zach from college, and were so excited to work with a trusted friend throughout our first-ever home-buying experience! Zach went above and beyond each step of the way. He never hesitated to say "yes" when my wife and I stumbled upon one, two, or three houses that looked like winners, and quickly asked to go view them ("Drop everything - we have to see this one!"). On countless occasions, he offered up his time to meet us somewhere to chat during weekdays or weekends, call us to check-in or explain more of the complicated steps in the home-buying process, and email back after we'd ask close to 15,000 long and detailed questions (well, maybe not quite that many...). He provided an outstanding level of education to help us learn along the way - using his own videos to teach us things while we were at home or on the go - so that everything in the process was transparent and understandable. Zach never hid information from us, and approached each conversation with a genuine desire to see us make a wise decision - one that would be best for US. We were particularly impressed by Zach's expertise on the Greater Seattle area housing market (he's done a TON of research and knows his stuff!!!), and his understanding of what makes a winning home offer (he helped us bring our A-game to the table and succeed with our first and only offer!!!). Every one of his recommendations was solid, too, whether it was for a particular loan officer or home inspector, or for some things to be mindful of when viewing a house and how it's laid out, constructed, or maintained. Bottom line: Zach is the man. We absolutely LOVED working with him. We felt so valued as his clients during the home-buying process, from start to finish. He inspired confidence each step of the way, and we couldn't have asked for a better or more ideal person to be on our team for this experience. We would relish the opportunity to recommend Zach to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the area, so they could have the same wonderful experience we did. Thanks again, Zach! 🙂
We recently worked with Zach on the purchase of our first home in Lynnwood, he was recommended to us by our mortgage team. From the first meeting to the closing process Zach gave us very personal service and was there to answer each and every question that we had. The home buying process can be daunting for first-timers but we always felt that we were in very capable hands working with Zach. Zach's philosophy is that home buyers should be educated on the home buying process so they can make the best decisions for themselves and he has tons of videos and resources on the subject. These resources were so valuable for myself and my husband and when it came time to make offers and negotiate we felt like we knew what we were doing and were able to find a home we loved and make a strong offer that was accepted very quickly. We had to do some negotiating once the inspection was completed due to some work that needed to be done on the house and Zach worked with us to make sure that we got the outcome we were looking for. Once the negotiations were completed, we were able to close on the house within 21 days and Zach was there with us every step of the way to make sure the process went smoothly. He has continued to check in with us even after closing to see how we're doing and if there is anything he can help with, this level of service goes above and beyond. We would absolutely recommend Zach with great confidence to anyone we knew who was looking to buy a house and will definitely be using him again if the need ever arises!
We highly recommend Zach to anyone interested in purchasing a home, especially for those searching in the Edmonds area. Over the course of several months, Zach helped us find the home of our dreams in an area that we are thrilled to be in. He was professional, highly responsive, and clearly cared about helping us find the perfect home. We look forward to working with Zach again in the future
Recommending Zach to all our friends and family! Purchased our dream home for under asking price and all within a speedy and smooth 21 day closing period. The home buying process couldn't have been any easier with Zach's knowledgeable advice and excellent communication throughout the entire process. Being first time home buyers, the process of purchasing seemed overwhelming and stressful. Zach was very patient and thorough when answering all our questions before beginning our home search. When touring, Zach was conveniently available to fit with our schedules and detail oriented while reviewing each property. His ability to navigate this crazy Seattle market gave us peace of mind when deciding which homes were a good fit and worth our time pursuing. When our very first offer was accepted, he was professional and prompt communicating with all parties and was able to negotiate the price to a great deal. We are so excited to start this next chapter of being homeowners and we have Zach to thank for making it possible!
Zach did a wonderful job; he was professional and very helpful. We were grieving the death of my mom and he was very understanding and caring. He brought us the highest possible price (above asking price), kept us constantly updated and was with us every step of the way. He immediately responded to any questions I had. I will use him again and would recommend him without any reservations.
Zach was amazing to work with when my Wife and I bought our first home in September 2017. He was quick to respond, answered all questions, and took care of anything we could possibly ask of him! We highly recommend him!
Working with Zach was a great experience! As first time home buyers, Zach helped my wife and I throughout the entire process and was always quick to answer our questions or concerns. He paid attention to what we like and has a great at sense for finding places that we were actually interested in, rather than just showing for showing's sake. Once we found a place we were interested in he helped us make a strong offer and put us in a position to be at the top of the seller's list of possibilities. We're really excited to settle down in our new place now and really couldn't have done it without Zach's help!
Zach helped us sell our rental home. He put together a fair set of comparable properties, guided us through the pros and cons of price setting, and provided feedback on how to prepare the home. Zach's preparation of the listing is top notch! The images, videos, and other marketing materials were very professional. We had competing offers for which Zach put together an easy to follow matrix and provided valuable insight to help us make the best decision. His communication was consistent throughout the process which put our minds at ease that nothing was falling through the cracks. I would highly recommend Zach for any real estate transaction!