I bought the first house my life partner and I have ever owned with Bernard's expert help six months ago. Being new at this I had a lot of questions and more than just a few insecurities about the process. Bernard was wonderful throughout the process and here is why!! First, I think he wound up assisting me because of a sensitivity to alternative lifestyle couples. I had initially been referred to a closed minded realtor that i could tell was judging me and my partner. It was like he was burning a hole in us... Yet, Bernard immediately took me under his wing and treated me as if I was his special customer from start to finish. And yet it was more than that... He has treated me as a friend and has been there for me later. Considering all this, I was impressed with his knowledge of the market, the good neighborhoods as opposed to those not so good, and the details of building standards. He not only got me a great deal on a short sale home with a couple of nice upgrades, but through his expert advice helped me to get the best available rates for my mortgage. Add to this the fact I wasn't quick to make up my mind and you have the picture of this fine real estate professional. Bernard is professional, smart and patient, always going the second mile to give the best service possible to his clients... not to mention cute! ;) Bernard you are the best! When I am ready for my first investment property, Bernard is the agent I want in my corner whenever I buy or sell.