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I contacted Michael Edgar and a few other Brokers/Agents, informing them I would be coming to Boise, and potentially buying a home - that it was one of several metro areas I was considering. We used the same process in Salt Lake City, Tacoma, and Portland. Michael is head-and-shoulders above the others.
Michael took two days and not only showed us houses, but wanted us to understand the different areas/communities of the metro area, where restaurants were, the river park, university, lake, etc., that we would first be able to identify the area we desired to live, then to find a home we would be interested in. Michael took us all over, gave us suggestions for each evening after we parted, and has remained in communication with us in the months since we saw him. We will be moving to Boise, and we will be asking Michael to represent us as our buyer's agent.
He is organized, thorough, responsive, articulate, and engaged. I would recommend him to anyone considering buying a house in the Boise Metro area.
Response from Michael on 11/25/2014
I enjoyed showing you around my Valley/area. You and your wife were fantastic to hang out with for a few days as I showed you around the valley and we got to know each other. I look forward to working with you in the future and I think it says a lot about the area that you decided to choose Boise over all those other areas you were considering.
We found Michael Edgar about 8 months ago, here on Zillow. We were impressed with the size of his recent sales portfolio. We brought a complicated residential property to him that would only fit the profile of a narrow band of high-value buyers looking for a large single-residence lot for new construction. He embraced it with a professional marketing process that successfully reached the target audience for this exclusive property. Before it closed, two full-price buyers were lined up to purchase it. It closed with the first buyer. Mr. Edgar is highly organized, knowledgeable and resourceful. I would like to work with him again. Thank you, Mike, for a tremendous effort that made it possible to reach our goal.
Response from Michael on 11/18/2014
Tim, I really appreciate you allowing me to assist you and your family in selling this challenging property for you. I am very grateful that we were able to obtain the outcome you were looking for as I know you struggled with this property with other realtors prior to me working with you. Thank you so much and I look forward to working with you in the future.
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Boise, ID
Very helpful and considerate. Easy to talk with. Very much a "People" person. Hoped to find a home, but the area is just too cold for us. We would go to him if we decided we could endure the cold. Highly recommend this realtor.
Response from Michael on 11/14/2014
Thanks for the Review. It was pleasure working with you over the past few months. I know you came into town to go hunting up in the mountains. It was definitely cold up in the mountains when you were here. The climate in the valley is much different than up there. I wish you two best of luck on what ever decision you make on leaving California.
Michael is a good listener and has obviously been successful as an agent because he sincerely cares about finding the right property for the buyer. He took his time with us rather than rushing us through any of the places we looked at. We are not ready to make a purchase yet, but will definitely contact Michael when the time is right and would recommend him to others.
We were introduced to Michael by a family member in the area. We already knew the house we wanted and Mike was very helpful and proactive to help us get it. It was a complicated transaction since we were living out of state during the whole process, but he was able to get us our dream home. Thanks Mike.
Mike is always very quick to get back to me.......and I frequently have questions! Personal attention like he provides makes me feel like all my needs are just as important to him as they are to me!! We have use Mike Edgar, to sell and to buy, and both were wonderful experiences. We will definitely use him again.
I found Mike's profile on Zillow.com and gave him a call. Mike was not overbearing and self important. He was easy to work with and very honest. Mike has exceptional knowledge of the housing market in this area. He has far reaching contacts for all aspects of the sale and purchase of a home. A nice guy who was available for any questions. Thanks Mike.
Response from Michael on 10/31/2014
It was so much fun getting to know you Becky. You were a blast to work with and I was so happy everything came together for you in the end and we got you moved in to your new home.
I had already worked with Michael in the past on the sale of our home a few years ago. Michael worked with us over the last few years to get us ready to purchase a home again. Michael was able to get us the price we needed Michael recommended a great financial institution. Thanks Mike.
Response from Michael on 10/31/2014
Thanks Rob- It has been a crazy couple of years and I am so happy that you and Dawn are back in your own home. Happy to help.
I met Mike thru Zillow.com Mike took the time to explain the process and the details of the houses very well, and since I'm a first time home buyer I was given great detail how the process worked. He never pressured me. Just gave me great advice. Great guy to work with and will be recommending him to friends
Response from Michael on 10/31/2014
Thank you so much. It was fun. A little stressful because of your deadline you needed to make, but we got it done!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Caldwell, ID.
I Just wanted to say thank you Michael for getting us into a home SO quickly!
We moved here from Seattle 4 weeks and 3 days ago. Being a first time home-buyer I was not sure where to start. I literally found a house on-line and sent a message that I wanted to be contacted regarding the home. Within the hour Michael contacted me and got me connected with his loan people and I was approved 2 days later. We met Michael the day after we moved here and he drove us around to homes that I had put on my favorite list. He saved us a couple trips of the homes he knew would not be good (ie bad neighborhoods or too small). Michael was so easy to work with and always there with answers to questions immediately. Today we got the keys to our new home. Everything just went so fast and so smoothly. You are the best Michael! Highly recommendable!! Thank you again for your help with everything.