When we started looking for our home, we were beyond excited. Of course, we were also terrified by the prospect. It was the biggest investment we’d ever made and we knew we would have to rely on our real estate agent to walk us through the entire process. We started “interviewing” agents at open houses, but didn’t realize how difficult it would be to find someone we liked and trusted. Then, after weeks of fruitless searching, we found Alan. There was no question he was the right agent for us. He listened to everything we said, understood what we were looking for in our first home, and then worked hard to find it. He took us to see one property after another, and tapped into a wide network of real estate professionals to get the inside scoop on all the great neighborhood “pockets.” That’s how he found exactly what we were looking for: a dream home in a wonderful community, with plenty of room for us to grow as a family.
Alan’s help didn’t stop once our offer was accepted, though. He was instrumental throughout the entire Escrow process. He was present for every single inspection-even the one we couldn’t attend personally. He helped us analyze and interpret all of the findings, and worked with us as we negotiated with the sellers about repairs. In addition, he kept in constant contact with our lender, making sure they received any and all information in a timely manner. As a result, our closing went off without a hitch.
We’ve now been living in our home for a few months, and we look back fondly on the process of house-hunting. What began as a daunting search became, in the end, an easy and enjoyable experience because of Alan. He is thoughtful and attentive, patient and detail-oriented. And even though he is no longer our real estate agent (at least until our next property search), we’re lucky to call Alan a good friend. ”