"An absolute joy…"
Noah is an absolute joy to work with, and we're honored to share our thoughts on him as our real estate agent. As first-time home buyers looking to purchase in the East Bay, my wife and I had to learn a tremendous amount about real-estate in a short time. When we first met with Noah based on a referral from our friends, he patiently went over goals and expectations to give us a clear road map of how we should approach the home-buying process. We had a vague idea of what we were looking for, but Noah was able to ask the right questions to help us figure out exactly what kind of home we wanted.
Over the course of the next couple months, we toured over 50 homes with Noah on the weekends and openly discussed characteristics that we liked and disliked in what we saw. Noah prepared us for writing offers by easing us into the process and identifying hypothetical situations for us to consider on homes that we liked, but weren't ready to fully commit to. We felt like by the time we actually wrote an offer on our house, we were extremely prepared because we had gone through the possible scenarios and knew what to expect. Noah was quick to generate a comparative market analysis for all the homes we were interested in, and never put pressure on us to go after something we weren't truly set on. He was honest and professional in his analysis, and gave us plenty of space to determine a price point that we would be happy with.
We can safely say that Noah's strategic recommendations and quick-thinking was one of the main reasons why we were successful in purchasing our new home at a great value. We were working with an extremely tight timeline to complete the escrow process, and he was able to coordinate with all of the necessary players to ensure everything went according to plan. His network of resources in Oakland is also very comprehensive - his referrals to lenders, insurance agents, building inspectors, etc have been excellent - and everyone we've encountered have nothing but fantastic things to say about Noah.
Not only is Noah extremely knowledgeable about the East-bay housing market, but he also genuinely cares about educating first-time home buyers and making the process enjoyable. There are a lot of great agents out there, but we're fortunate to have been able to work with him on the purchase of our first home. Thanks Noah!
- Mike L.