As a first-time homebuyer without much knowledge of the process, I was very concerned about my ability to make good, informed decisions and end up in the right home for the right price. My first difficulty was in choosing a realtor. Luckily, a friend recommended Dave Tumpa, and I couldn't be more pleased.
Dave more than lived up to all the stellar reviews I read of him and his team. As others have mentioned, his first step after we contacted him was to set up a meeting for him to talk us through the whole process, from making an offer all the way through closing. This was very detailed and informative and started us on the path for a very smooth experience.
Immediately afterward, we started getting e-mails with new and updated listings tailored to our search criteria. Dave was available to look at the homes we wanted to see as our scheduled allowed, and never tried to push us in any direction that we didn't initiate. His knowledge of the market was a great help and he was happy to answer any of our questions, and offer his opinions when asked, with very good reasoning behind them.
After he helped us find the right home, he had excellent advice on how quickly to move on it and at what price. He made us feel very confident that by acting with the benefit of his advice, we were buying a home we can happily live in and easily resell if we decide to years down the road.
And, as promised, he continued to guide us through the remaining hurdles between our offer being accepted and our closing. He's been immediately available any time we've had a question, and has been quick and accurate with answers.
I needed a realtor who could do more than show me some houses. I was specifically looking for someone who could guide me through an entire confusing process and help me weigh all the choices along the way. Dave never failed to meet those needs, and we are incredibly grateful for his knowledge, professionalism, and customer-oriented approach.