I've been working with Van for over a month. I'm a single guy and not a real estate expert.
He's helping me find my next home and sell my current property. I have worked with several agents in the past and I only chose to go with Van due to a glowing reference from a coworker.
His knowledge of my area (Hollywood) is very good. I'm an LA native and I'm impressed. I have pretty specific requirements for my new home and the surrounding area, such as public transit, etc.
Van was able to find many properties that fit the bill and we recently opened escrow on home that is perfect. This is an amazing listing that Van caught as soon as was available.
I have been searching for a home on my own for over a year now. After only a few weeks with Van, we found a place. He has a really good eye for construction issues and opportunities that I would have never caught.
Obviously, he's prompt, very good at keeping me updated and is pretty well connected. He's been handling and negotiating the few escrow issues that have popped up promptly and aggressively.
This is not my first home purchase, but it's seems to be the easiest.
PS: I have already recommended him to my parents.