Highly likely to recommend
My fiance and I were looking to buy our first home in 2021 which we knew was going to be tough with the pandemic along with the housing market. We wanted to meet with a couple of realtors so we can compare them and decide on one that we felt would meet our needs. We started off on Zillow and made contact with a different realtor, who seemed like a decent choice. Next, we reached out to our friends to see if anyone had a recommendation. One of our friends recommended Bob because their dad had worked with Bob for years and had good things to say, so we decided to arrange a meeting. He provided us with a lot of good information (much was generally the same as the first realtor, but some additional things too) along with leaving us with material to take home and aid in our research. He also set up alerts for homes that met our criteria during the meeting even though we didn't decide to go with him right away; he seemed genuine and wanted to help us even if we went with a different realtor. Ultimately we did choose Bob and he was great! He helped tour several homes and gave us his insight on what to look out for along with various other tips. We saw a few places that we somewhat liked but not perfect, so we kept looking. Eventually, we came across a house that was pretty great and Bob helped us make the offer the best we could. Unfortunately, we didn't get it, but that was because someone else offered ~$10K over what we offered, which was already like $20K over asking (he warned us about the market but we couldn't go any higher). I had found out the seller worked at the same company as me, so I reached out to him and he informed me about the higher offer but did say that all the other items of my offer (based on Bob's recommendation) were better which made it a tough decision for him. So that was a little bit of a silver lining. We knew several other people that had to put in numerous offers before finally getting one accepted so we were prepared, but still nervous. So we kept looking. We eventually found one that looked great by the posting but wanted to see it in person. Unfortunately, Bob was on vacation at the time, but he had a colleague set up the tour for me (my fiance was out of town for work) and I loved it. Because houses were going off the market just as quick as they were coming on the market, I was a little concerned with Bob being out of town. But the concern didn't last long because when I told Bob I wanted to put an offer in (assuming his colleague was going to help now) he gave me a call and wrote up the offer on his vacation :) This time was pretty easy since we did one before, just adjusted the price since this house was a lower cost (but we still decided to go over asking). And thankfully we did because the offer was accepted!Going forward, Bob continued to be helpful with giving us various recommendations for mortgage/pre-approval (which he did earlier, I just forgot to mention until now), home inspectors, insurances, and more! So when we decided on the inspector, Bob and my fiance were able to see the house for themselves. When we got the report, Bob gave us his insight/recommendations for things we should have the seller fix and other things that we should let go (along with reasons why and how we could fix ourselves or pretty inexpensively later). The sellers agreed and the rest is history. So, I would use him again the next time I am in the market and recommend him to anyone else that is in the market themselves!