James is amazing. I was a first time homebuyer with a long list of requirements and a pretty low budget. Buying your first home is a big deal - and a huge investment so you want to make sure that you are working with someone who 1) knows what their doing and 2) makes you a priority.
James has so much experience in this industry, and was always making really well thought out suggestions about how to best position myself as a buyer. DC is a competitive market. Lots of cash buyers, low on inventory, pretty expensive. You need someone who has knowledge of the markets your looking in and creative ideas for how to stand out in a pool of like-buyers.
He helped me find something in logan circle, exactly where i wanted to live, for an extremely reasonable price. Not saying everyone will find such a deal, but I am telling the truth when I say that I don't think the seller would have accepted my offer if it were not for James. There were other offers coming in when the seller was considering my offer. James made a call and somehow I got the property I really really wanted for $5K below list - and the other offers had not even come in yet! Unreal.
He was persistent leading up to close - and checked in with me regularly after I had a ratified contract. He worked around my schedule and not the other way around. He has contacts to leverage (inspections, titles, lenders, etc.) - and keeps you on track with your financing time tables.
It doesn't take long to know if an agent is committed to you or not - give James a call - I'm telling you he will make you feel like you are his only client (and I know that sounds cheesy, but it's true!).
So happy with my new purchase - and was delighted to have James at the closing table!