Ian's extensive expertise in construction is invaluable and puts him light years ahead of realtors who simply perform as transactional facilitators. More importantly, Ian is exceptionally straightforward in his interactions with his clients. Ian can look at any construction possibility like needed repairs or intended renovations and help his clients figure out how to maximize the resources at their disposal. Ian has helped me buy 6 properties, sell one, and given me lots of input on one in which I'm doing major renovations. I recommend him with tremendous enthusiasm and will certainly continue to use his services when I buy and sell properties.
Showed home in 2011 in Indian Beach, Metairie, LA 70005.
Ian always goes above and beyond to understand who you are, what you are looking for, and what fits your lifestyle and needs. Looks for those special and unique properties that really stand out. Works around crazy schedules and is flexible to meet at any time! Great guy, all around!
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $225K in Navarre, New Orleans, LA.
Ian was INCREDIBLY helpful when I was buying my first home! I had no clue how to even go about the process. He basically explained to me how to buy a house. He also has alot of knowledge about construction and house maitenance itself. Hes not afraid to get up on a roof with the home inspector and tell you if its actually in good condition or not. I have recommended him to several friends looking to buy their first house and plan on using him again if I ever move! yay Ian!
Ian is the man to talk to when it comes to real estate in New Orleans. As a first-time homebuyer, I was very careful about choosing an agent. I diligently read posts and responses to enquiries on zillow, trulia and other real estate websites.
Ian consistently revealed an in-depth & extensive knowledge of 1) the city 2) the people 3) real estate history & trends in the city 4) localized funding 5) crime pockets.
He knew about factors that are driving revitalization and growth in the city and because of that, he was able to introduce to me real estate possibilities beyond the expected.
His academic background in construction should be noted as a very useful asset. He is able to assess quite well the structural soundness of a property and give reasonable advice on the feasibility of a property's success. His project management skills are shown in his ability to assess a client's needs & budgets and concisely send relevant listings.
The satisfaction of his client is his major goal and this was evidenced by his willingness to see as many properties as possible with me over a period of 2 months; WITHOUT the pressure to make a quick decision just in order for him to make a sale. With his help, I was finally able to purchase a property in an area that has since seen a great increase in property value. Ian was also a wealth of knowledge and support during the offer, counteroffer, mortgage & closing process; ensuring that the sale went through.
Ian is very professional with a personal touch and available to consult with at anytime. He's very personable, humorous and is readily helpful. My first housewarming gift was from him. Even months after my house purchase, I've been able to contact him for advice on matters ranging from tenancy to home warranties to pest control to property tax. I must not fail to say that Ian is able to recommend an affordable & reliable man for every job - home inspection, plumbing, carpentry, insurance, painting, moving - you name it.
He's really resourceful, hardworking, honest and I recommend him wholeheartedly. Thanks Ian, it was a pleasure working with you.
PS: he's also a great cook! The best curry chicken I've ever had.