Ben helped my husband and I purchase our first fixer upper property and also it was a 2-unit building. We have been condo home owners before but had no experience with being either landlords, or understanding the somewhat murky process of identifying and working with the right contractors, understanding tenant laws inside San Francisco’s complicated housing market, abatement issues and more.
Ben was very confident and knowledgeable and knew which contractors and attorneys to send us to –so we could learn and ask questions. He hooked us up with several different contractors, walked us through the process of understanding various bids, and since he used to work as a lending officer he also had extensive knowledge of various lending procedures of construction loans. He provided us with names for various lenders,
Above all we knew we could trust him. He didn’t just want to make an easy commission check and wasn’t a “sales person” – but was generally engaged and went above and beyond in a very lengthy real-estate transaction which took the better of half a year due to eviction and abatement issues on the property. He seemed to enjoy putting in a good effort to get us a good deal we could afford on the property. Because of Ben’s tenacity my family is now secured in a great property in a very competitive housing market where we had other realtors told us: “Oh you can’t get a fixer in Bernal Heights because those get “snatched up” by contractors very fast”. Instead Ben had faith in the process and believed we could reach our dreams and potential. Ben thanks for sticking by us! To anyone else – Go see Ben if you want to purchase a fixer –or are moving toward a more difficult transaction. He will make the process seem easy, will educate you along the way, will have the right referrals to give you, and above all you will be able to trust and rely on him.