I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him as an agent.
We initially chose Maynard from on-line reviews we saw several years ago. We were halfheartedly looking for a Seattle condo. We got in touch with Maynard and he took us out for an afternoon of condo shopping. He was very knowledgeable about the current market, and business factors driving the market. We didn't buy a condo then, but wished we had from an investment standpoint. Maynard was a great find, he never pressured us in any way, when we stated that our needs had changed and that a condo wasn't in our immediate plans, he was very understanding.
Fast forward a few years, our daughter got a job in downtown Seattle and needed a place to live. We got in touch with Maynard again, and were able to find a great place. The MSL search tool was very nice, we were able to pinpoint what we were after. We selected a property that had a review date for the bids and Maynard got a bid together in short order. With his negotiating skills, we were the winning bid.
Through the process of closing, Maynard had a planned vacation, but his team didn't skip a beat, they got us through a couple of escrow issues and were always very responsive.
Maynard will represent us in our future real estate en devours and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him as an agent.