Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $325K in San Marcos, CA.
My husband and were trying to purchase our first home and we started out with a real estate agent who was frustratingly unhelpful and unresponsive (ie wouldn’t return emails or calls on the weekends….which was the only time we could look for homes). We were doing all we could to look on our own and just happened to come across Betsy at an open house one Saturday afternoon. We told her we were first-time home buyers and we described a little bit about what we were looking for in a home. She immediately took us under her wing and even told us she’d give us a tour of all 4 of the other homes that were on our list to see that day. I know she deals with multi-million dollar properties as well so it was SO refreshing that she still had the time to pay such close attention to us as first-time buyers (we were in the high 200k range and using an FHA loan). She gave us her honest opinion on each home we looked at and stuck with us through several rounds of offers and rejections. She even drove all the way up to Orange County the evening we put in our first offer with her so that she could go through the offer page by page to make sure we understood everything we were signing. She has been in the real estate business a long time so she knows all the little tips and tricks that are invaluable during this process. Thanks to her, we ended up with our perfect home at a good price. We really couldn’t have made it through this crazy process without her!