We, my wife and I, are first time home buyers and Steve diligently and thoroughly walked us through every step of the process - he's fantastic!!
Besides being knowledgeable, gracious, responsive and generous with his time (meeting with us late at night to review disclosures and docs, responding early in the morning to texts that were sent even earlier in the morning) - he put us first and always made us feel as though we were his highest priority, which is an amazing way to feel as a home buyer.
To be specific, another real estate agent was pressuring us to look at two different homes within a day and make a quick offer to avoid missing out, as the homes were about to be snatched up fast - so much so, that they wanted to show us the two homes at night, which was the only time in the following 24 hours that we had available.
Well, as luck would have it, we inquired about a property on Zillow and Steve was among several agents that reached out in response.
The difference was, Steve was very prompt - and better than that, he said looking at a house at night was a mistake, since the evening can hide concerns or issues that might only be visible or apparent during the day. I look back now and realize what a rookie mistake we were about to make!!
But, I loved that Steve's concern was more focused on finding us the right home than hurriedly showing us something late at night, so we could plunk down an offer and get embroiled in what ultimately might have been a disaster!
As a result of that initial conversation, Steve called me the next day, just to check in and touch base, and we talked for half an hour about what I do for a living, what my wife does for a living, where we work, to really assess what areas might be the best for us to consider. Steve even suggested some areas we didn't know that well and when I hedged, he offered to tour the areas with us, to show us the kind of neighborhood and community he thought we might be interested in. This personal level of detail, of finding a home that fit our needs, was what sold me on Steve!
And that's what's great about Steve - he looked all over the city for us - he sends a weekly newsletter with current home buying information, such as new interest rate info - and never once did he send us a potential listing that failed to match our evolving criteria for the kind of home we were deciding to buy.
So in the end, we found a great house in Leimert Park and, as my wife said a few weeks ago, it's a dream come true!!
I know there are a lot of Real Estate Agents out there, but Steve works his tail off and I can't imagine getting the kind of service, guidance and insight from anyone else that we got from Steve!
If you're looking to buy a home, I highly, highly recommend you use Steve Rood - he's the BEST!