We worked with Annette Holmes from The Rachael Richards Group for about 9 months, signing a lease on a rental home in the middle of the process and ultimately buying a single family home.
Annette's biggest strengths for us were her responsiveness and experience. She was always available and responded quickly which was important as we were forced to close in under 30 days. Her experience as a buyer's agent shone as we had to deal with non-standard contract addendums and atypical demands from the seller (a national bank). When we were forced by our lender to meet their appraiser's demands, we leveraged her large network of contacts in the real estate community (roofers, structural engineers, pool service companies), to get the property up to snuff quickly, no small feat over a Thanksgiving weekend.
Our only criticism is that we wished Annette gave more of an opinion when we were structuring our offers, although we understand that it's a fine line between being heavy-handed and supportive, and also that a bank owner does not negotiate in the same manner as a typical real estate owner. Nevertheless, we highly recommend Annette Holmes to anyone else shopping for a home.
I'm so glad to hear your home buying experience with Annette was positive. Especially given the difficulties that are common bank-owned properties. Her versatility under pressure is just one of the many attributes she brings... and one of the reasons our team is so successful. Thank you for working with Annette and the Rachael Richards Group- we look forward to assisting you again someday.