My wife and I decided to start searching for a new home when we learned that we were going to have a baby! Neither one of us had owned a home before and so we were inexperienced. After getting a grasp of our budget, next we needed a good realtor who could guide us through the entire process from start to finish. A colleague of mine recommended Jalayne Forrester and so we contacted her.
Jalayne far exceeded our expectations as a realtor and eventually became a great friend. I can recall Jalayne offering to meet us near our home to chat about our requirements. Jalayne quickly understood what we were looking for and translated this information into some automated search results. She sacrificed her time to match our schedule on weekday nights and weekends to look for homes together. Sometimes she even offered to pick us up from our office when we did not have a vehicle available.
After three months and three separate offers, we finally entered into contract on a new home. However, our newborn baby had plans to come at this same time. Jalayne took on so much more work when my wife went into labor. She stayed at the home on our behalf during the five hour inspection, and handled the negotiations with the seller’s agent perfectly. During the closing process, her wealth of knowledge shined and her guidance eliminated much of the typical closing headaches. She even gave recommendations for other key partners including a general contractor, lenders, insurance agents, etc.
Jalayne is a wonderful realtor but more importantly a wonderful person. I’m happy to recommend her services to anyone in the Bay Area looking for a new home. We would not be in our new home without her help.