Erich was very helpful in pointing out important features of a home for our family that we didn't think of on our own.
He helped us thin the field of available homes, but when we wanted to dig a little deeper on our own he gave us access to as much information as we wanted.
Erich was not afraid to disagree with us, which we loved. He would debate the merits of a home we liked or tell us why we should consider a home we were dismissing. However, if we still held our opinion after discussing it with him, he would then go to bat for us and do more homework to support our position. He brought incredibly useful experience and perspectives to the table throughout the process.
Erich's negotiation tactics fit our style pretty well. I wouldn't call him a hard-nosed negotiator who lowballs and scratches and claws for every penny. But he does his research and understands the market really well to know when houses are overpriced and when they're priced to sell. With his understanding of the market, he worked with us to put in a somewhat aggressive bid that allowed us to negotiate to a final price that was good for both us and the seller.
If you just want someone to agree with you, then I might not recommend Erich. But if you want someone who's experienced, knows the market well, and who will challenge you a little bit, then I would recommend Erich 100%.