Testimonial for Roger Dewes:
My husband and I worked with Roger as first-time home buyers, and we are pleased to offer our highest and most enthusiastic recommendation for Roger. To give you some context, we were looking to purchase a home in Millbrae, which is highly competitive market due to the outstanding school district, proximity to Bart/Caltrain, and beautiful homes on tree-lined streets. Although we were first-time home buyers, we had high expectations for finding our dream home in the right location and within our budget.
Roger’s support as our real estate agent was absolutely paramount to helping us secure our dream home. From our experience in working with Roger, what we appreciated the most was his professionalism, commitment, technical expertise, and housing market experience and knowledge.
-Client Engagement: When we first met Roger, we felt an immediate connection and kinship. As a former teacher, Roger has a fantastic way of mentoring and educating first-time home buyers and engaging with people one-on-one that makes buying a home a very seamless process. He takes the time to ensure that you truly understand the home purchasing process and the current housing market, and he listens to your needs and concerns.
-Technical knowledge and industry experience: During the house hunting search, we cannot express how much we appreciated Roger’s vast knowledge on houses. Roger taught us how to assess the overall health of a house – including foundation issues, electrical wiring, sewer lateral repair, roofing, pipes, etc etc. He also taught us how to read home inspection / roofing / termite reports and would take the time to review each page with us in detail. With Roger’s mentorship and guidance, we went to open houses and inspected homes with greater confidence each time.
-Negotiation skills and professionalism: Roger is the consummate professional and is highly effective at building relationships with others. On our end, we had a rather difficult time in closing escrow. We were closing during a time when interest rates were quite low (thus many homeowners were re-financing) and the banks were over-scrutinizing each piece of documentation, which caused many delays in closing escrow across the housing market. Every day of our close period, we counted on Roger’s professionalism, negotiation skills and engagement with the selling party to keep the agreement afloat. Without a doubt, Roger was absolutely critical in keeping all parties on the same page and truly represented our best interests as clients.
From the beginning of our search to when we closed escrow, we could see that Roger was deeply committed to helping us find our home, and we are forever grateful to him.
As a final note, there are many real estate agents in the Bay Area, and many have comparable years of experience, but not everyone can deliver with same level of client engagement, professionalism and dedication. We were lucky to have worked with Roger. It is important to find a great real estate agent because when a random crisis arise, you need people like Roger who have the deep-seated expertise, commitment, and relationship building skills to help you navigate through difficult negotiations and represent your best interests.
We cannot say enough about how much we appreciate Roger! Any opportunity given to him will be more than repaid by his dedication, expertise, and hard work to helping you purchase your dream home!