THE STARS DID ALIGN
Words cannot express what Noah did for my family. I have given a lot of 5 star reviews. If I could I would give Noah 10 stars!. The housing market in the Bay Area is very hard for buyers in Berkeley almost every house sells for 110% to 140% of the list price. Most houses have over 5 offers and they are all cash offers. It is hard to compete against that. I looked at houses with Noah for over 2 and half years. We physically looked at well over 100 houses. In that time we put in over 10 offers, all above list price. It got to the point that I thought I may never be able to buy a house in the Berkeley for my family. But we kept looking and kept at it. A house went on the market on Cedar. It was 4 bedrooms, 2 bath. On paper a duplex but used as a single family. It was a sanctuary. It was near to the kids schools, hot tub, It had solar, It even had a space for my art studio. I was sure it was the one. I even met with the owners who where also artists and it felt right. The last step was to get my partner to sign off on it so we could make the offer. About a week went by and she looked at the house. She wasn’t convinced it was for us. She said it wasn’t the right house. On paper is seemed so right. Noah and I where pretty confused. The same day another house came on the market. This one was on College Ave. So we decided to look at it the same day with her. College house was listed as 4/2 duplex. But it was bigger. It had a full basement with 8′ ceilings. 2 more bedrooms and and an unfinished bath. The yard was huge, a double lot. 3 car garage. It had out buildings for art studios. It was built in 1919 and had tons of charm. Last time it was for sale was in the 1950’s! Houses on College ave. do not become available often. Both houses where listed around the same price. The house on College would only be on the market for 7 days before the seller accepted offers. It had the same offer date as the one on Cedar. We had to make a choice. Noah said the stars would have to align for us to get the College house. We decided to put a offer in on College. We didn’t want to lose it. We could tell it was the one. The forever house. It would be perfect if we got it. So Noah hand delivered our very thought out offer to the sellers agent. There where 10 other offers on the house. The stars did align and the seller accepted our offer!!! After a very long and intense escrow the house became our home. Our forever home. We will never run out of space. We can walk to a deli, vegetable store, Safeway, excellent restaurants. We can walk to Elmwood or Rockridge. Our kids can still stay in Berkeley schools. We have a duplex if we ever want to rent. We found out it’s not just a duplex, but a golden duplex (look it up, It’s a Berkeley law). This has has so much charm, so much space. It is still surreal to wake up here everyday. Noah played a key role in getting this house for my family. He changed our lives. He worked so hard. He earned every cent of his commission. He went above and beyond what any agent would have done. Through this process I not only now have an agent for any other purchases I may make, but I have a friend too. You will never regret your choice of Noah Manning as agent. Good luck with the home buying and selling.