My husband and I are first time home buyers in the Eklhart Area. We bought our home December 2011 and were moved in by January 2012. We came acrossed Julie Thatcher in the Home & Lifestyles magazine. We had contacted a couple others realtors, but they were not as prompt at getting back with us. After talking to Julie on the phone, we immediately felt comfortable with her, she seemed to understand our individual situation and advised us up front that she had no intentions of being pushy, but rather that she intented to be more of my support or a guide. Over a course of about a month and a half, we met with Julie every week to look at houses. We looked at about 10 to 15 homes when we found our dream home! Julie was very prompt at keeping in touch! we never had to wonder what the "latest" information with the buying process! she communicated well with the banks and other realitors. If we had questions about the homes we looked at, she always took the extra step in investigating our answers! Julie was always patient with us and had a wonderful positive attitude! As first time home buyers, we were a little nervous and even overwhelmed at times with the buying process! Julie always encouraged us to stay positive! We are more than happy with our time spent with Julie and will recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home!