We are so happy with the home we bought, and with the process of buying it. We looked for homes in Seattle with Adam while living in Portland. This posed some special challenges: we did not know Seattle very well, and carving out time in our schedules to travel and search was tough. Adam was gracious to spend at least five weekends with us. He taught us about neighborhoods, school systems, commutes from neighborhoods to our new place of work. To top it off, we looked for homes with our 1 year old along for the ride. We managed to see 15 homes in one afternoon, even with her. Adam was patient with her, and us.
And we finally found a home we loved. The process almost fell though after an appraisal came back at below the agreed upon purchase price. We believed that Adam's criticisms of the report were sound, and asked him to advocate for us. He discussed some of the criticisms regarding the comparable properties and our own with the appraiser (which is really the responsibility of the seller's agent). Fortunately after Adam's due diligence, and the appraiser's more thorough look, the appraisal was adjusted, and we were able to move into our home.
We have and will continue to recommend Adam to anyone: friends, family, and strangers. We were very lucky to have been referred to him ourselves.
Ann and Jonathan Ilgen