Interview with Bert Han, Broker and Buyer’s Specialist at
Team Troy, Keller Williams Greater Seattle
1. What is your job at Team Troy?
Bert Han: I’m a buyer’s specialist for Team Troy, so I help
people who are looking to buy Seattle homes, find their new home.
2. Why did you get into real estate?
I had a job doing inspections for homes and I really enjoyed
that. Real estate: I sort of stumbled into it. I realized, instead of
inspecting homes, why not get into the business of actually selling homes. Also
the fact that I really enjoy working with people and the process of helping
them purchase their first home.
3. Why should some work with an agent to buy a house?
Bert Han: I think a buyer’s agent is very knowledgeable
about the Seattle real estate market and can provide insight that is very
helpful in the decision making process. Also, as many people will find out or already
know, that buying a house is a huge transaction, so navigating through that process,
the various contracts that are involved, it is very helpful when you have a
buyer’s agent helping you. Lastly, a buyer’s agent is a problem solver. So, as
things come up a buyer’s agent is there to help guide you through those
4. Why should someone work with Team Troy?
Bert Han: If you go to Team Troy’s website: www.nwlistingsearch.com, you’ll see that
there is a 9-point difference about Team Troy. If you ready through that it
tells a lot about the character of Team Troy. For me, the last point there is “selfless,”
and it’s got a statement there that says, “Be Salt. Make Everyone Else Taste
Better.” I really like that aspect, that character of Team Troy. For me, my
goal is to always seek the best interests of the buyer, and I like that
principle about Team Troy.
5. How is the Seattle real estate market right now? Any tips
for a potential buyer?
Bert Han: The market right now is still a bit tight. There
is relatively low inventory once again. A tip could be to really be focused.
Two ways of doing that are number one, make sure that you have your
pre-approval that will immediately set some parameters as far as what you can
look for. Number Two: as much as possible, if you are able to identify the
area, the location in which you would like to call your new home then that’s
really good too. Then you can start checking out the amenities, the schools,
the distance to your work, etc. Once you get those two things you can really
conduct a narrow and focused home search, which will make the process a lot
TEAM TROY, we are a bunch of fanatics that happen to be really good in the Seattle real estate business. Sure we could exploit systems, alter perceptions, and make more money for the sake of having more, but that’s boring – everyone does that. We’ve come to realize that work should be about increasing our standard of giving, not our standard of living. What keeps us going is our daily fear of dropping dead while doing something useless. We continually aim to be better agents, better neighbors, better partners, better parents, and better people with the singular goal of making folks like you better off than you were before you met us.
Discover our 9 point difference:
“Here at TeamTroy we have found that when we make our only goal, that of making others around us better off than they were before they met us, then everything else just falls in line. This simple mindset protects us from the status quo in real estate, and keeps us obsessed with results.”
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//WISE. Good judgement. Make important choices despite ambiguity. Always strategize.
//OPEN. No walls. Ensure everyone we meet has the same idea of who we are.
//IMPACT. Life is never about us. We strive to make a difference in at least one person’s life daily.
//CURIOUS. Hate the status quo. Learn something from everyone.
//CREATIVE. Challenge the traditional. Incessantly innovate around obstacles and design simplicity.
//BRAVE. Today is not just another day. Never be afraid to try what no one else will do.
//TENACIOUS. Never quit. As others drop back, we run faster.
//CANDID. Honest and blunt. Never alter perceptions but adjust the context.
//SELFLESS. Be salt. Make everything else taste better.
Frequently, when talking about any new real estate market, you go in b
"When my husband and I began our home buying search, we both had decided we did NOT want a real estate agent until the last minute. We have never had a good experience with them and certainly didn't trust them. In fact, just prior to finding Team Troy, I had just fired one that came as part of a service. I was going to get a rebate to use their agent. They couldn't have paid me enough after the interaction with both her and her staff. Once again, she had her own agenda and wasn't listening. Our experience with Justin of Team Troy was completely the opposite. When I first spoke with him, he was advised from the start that we were not interested in having an agent, but just wanted someone to show us a house that his company had listed. After speaking with him for about 15 minutes, we changed our mind. Despite knowing that we weren't interested in an agent, he was obviously excited about what he did for a career. He educated us with no expectation of a return on his time. He was available and supportive through the entire process and I will be doing business with him and Team Troy again soon."