Adam did a great job helping me buy my first home. I was looking for a row house or small detached house in Takoma Park, and the listings Adam showed me nicely demonstrated the trade-off among location, price, and condition for my budget.
Because the inventory in the neighborhood can be spotty and widely varied, I had trouble deciding whether to make an offer or wait to see properties in different parts of the neighborhood (DC vs. MD, closer or farther from Metro, etc.). Adam anticipated my needs and gave me a two-year history of sold properties in the area where few were currently listed. That gave me the information I needed to make an offer on the house I eventually purchased. I likely would have missed out on the opportunity if Adam hadn't taken the initiative.
Adam gave excellent advice on negotiations. I bought the house for 4% under the list price and got a 2% concession for possible repairs uncovered by the inspection. The closing went smoothly, on schedule.
Adam's networks with service providers made the buying process really easy. He connected me with great mortgage providers, inspectors, and contractors.
Perhaps most importantly, I was impressed by Adam's level of attention, customer service, and concern for my interests. Many of my friends have complained that their real estate agents don't pay enough attention to their needs. Adam diligently worked on my behalf and gave me as much time as a I needed.