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First Time Home Buyers Say They Appreciate My Experience

One of my clients purchased a single-family home in Montclair recently and left a really nice review about working with me. Part of what he said was this:

Lina combines 3 qualities that made working with her perfect for us:

  • She has a lot of experience and during walk throughs she was able to help us understand the overall state of the house (approximate age of the roof, age of the different areas - kitchen, bathrooms - and general appliances - boiler, etc).
  • When it came to appraisals - before making an offer - we saw that all her estimates were really on point.
  • Lina is not pushy or judgmental. This was really a great thing for us because we don't want to feel rushed or pushed to make a decision. She accepted, no questions asked when we didn't want to make an offer and was very responsive when we did want to.

Like Barnardo's, many of my online reviews mention my experience. At the risk of tooting my own horn, this does not surprise me. I really like providing an education to buyers – especially first-time buyers, or someone upsizing to a gracious, older home. In addition to giving someone time to take in the “space”, we talk a lot about things that many people never give a thought to before buying a house: boilers, French drains, knob-and-tube wiring. It can all feel very intimidating.

I've been working with buyers and sellers for over 20 years and have been on too many home inspections to count. I’ve also done plenty of renovations in my own homes. All of this has provided me with a very solid knowledge base as to which type of “home work" is worrisome and which is a breeze. Giving people a context in which to think about repairs or upgrades allows them to make confident decisions.

My goal with buyers is to provide them with the information they need to find the right house for them. I have very few buyers that ever feel the need to back out of a deal. I credit this to giving them what they need so they truly feel sure.

If you’re looking for a new home and you’d like to take advantage of my experience, please reach out. And feel free to check out my reviews. I’ve worked hard for them. 

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