We came to know Jim from a trustful friend in late 2011. As a successful agent, Jim is certainly very busy, but he showed great patience with us and went through almost all opened house in our range for 11 months. In some cases, he would cool us down and let us know the disadvantages of the house and explain the potential problem not disclosed.
It took 11 months since we were not familiar with the area and the house market recovery outpaced out expectations so much that we tended to give lower offer than Jim suggested.
With his guidance and negotiating skills, we finally found our dream house without overbid too much if not at all.
Before we moved in, Jim helped us to find the right contractor to fix some problem of the 40 years old house even though he was no more obligated to spend time for us after we closed the house.
It has been only 2 months since we moved in, and the price of similar houses already shot up. The only thing we regret is that we did not find Jim earlier.