Mary Beth and Eliot found us the home of our dreams….a home of hopefully many years to come…all that in a location of our choice and a good price-point.
After months of looking up listings online and some initial research regarding realtors active in the Main Line area, we met with Mary Beth Hurtado. The fact that she has been in the business for quite some time and works full time as a realtor with a focus on the Mainline area were important to us. She asked us insightful questions in the initial meeting and was very willing to work with our schedule (weekends only). Mary Beth, together with Eliot are a wonderful team with in-depth knowledge of the business, the area, legalities / paperwork and houses in general.
She was able to schedule our first trip within a week of our initial meeting with her. We found her extremely knowledgeable about the neighborhoods, school district, distance from the near train station etc. She pointed out the pros and cons of each property objectively. In several of them she closely examined for any problem areas such as sign of moisture, age of appliances etc. She is quite hands-on and understood what appealed to us both in the creative and the financial sense. Most importantly we felt more educated by the end of the day which is important as a first time home buyer. Several of the realtors that we met during the open-houses knew Mary Beth which was pleasantly reassuring. Throughout our house hunt, Mary Beth was very approachable. Fortunately we were able to find three good options within a few weeks and Mary Beth worked with the sellers’ agents to gather more information on each property. She was also forthcoming in introducing us to others who provided us suggestions on interior decorating, paint etc. The house we finally decided on was a bank owned property. Mary Beth knew how to deal with the bank and put in a winning bid. The entire process including the closing went smoothly. As a new home buyer, we were very happy with Mary Beth and will definitely recommend her.