"As a first time home buyer at the age of forty-seven and having lived in a rent controlled apartment for twenty-four years in San Francisco, I was searching for an agent that was knowledgeable about the market, well connected, strong negotiator, respectful of time, thoughtful listener and patient. I interviewed several agents and the one that exceeded my expectations during our first conversation was Jason, who was referred to me by a friend and colleague. Jason thoughtfully listened to me providing an overview of why I was deciding to buy a home and the importance of this decision, and then he asked me “how would I define a successful home buying experience?”. This was just the beginning, but truly reflective of his focus on creating an amazing experience for one of this biggest life decisions of buying a home.
Over a three week period Jason identified over twenty properties across various neighborhoods, both on and off market properties and within my budget that provided me with a good perspective on the opportunities available to me. As we assessed the different properties Jason guided me back to an intuitive and extremely helpful home buying decision making framework: 1.) price 2.) size 3.) location and 4.) amenities. As a first time home buyer this framework helped me weigh the tradeoffs associated with the my decision. Jason was incredibly thoughtful, patient and supportive in navigating through my decision. I could not have asked for a better thought partner on this decision.
Once I made my decision on the property that I wanted to make an offer on, Jason provided exceptional advice on a valuation and negotiating strategy that had my offer accepted as presented. In addition to securing my dream home, Jason also provided introductions to several financial institutions beyond my primary bank that allowed me to secure the lowest rate on a thirty year fixed mortgage. Jason and his team ensured that all the inspections, contingencies and closing conditions were met without any delays or hurdles in the process and we closed on time. Finally, not only did Jason and his team provide an exceptional first time home buying experience, but he made it fun and we built a marvelous friendship. I am extremely grateful for Jason and his team and would highly recommend them to any home buyer or seller!"