We Did a Lot of Research Before We Hired Our Buyer's Agent - Globella Review from Steve and Chi
Below is a review from some great clients, Steve and Chi. We had a great time working together. ~ Justin
This was the first home we purchased together, as our previous purchases were as individuals and we used either a Realtor or real estate agent. Prior to starting the process this time, we did extensive research about how to buy a home in the current market and who would be the most efficacious real estate professional to represent us given our specific needs as a couple. Since numerous options were available, it was important to work with someone professional, ethical, reliable, knowledgeable, thorough and a good listener. After extensive research of websites, such as HUD, National Association of Realtors, BankRate.com, WSJ, etc., we found the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents among the homeownership resources. The idea that someone would be solely representing us as buyers and not worry about any, or the appearance of, a conflict of interest appealed to us immediately.
We still did our due diligence and interviewed five Realtors. We finally agreed that Justin was the BEST candidate to guide us through one of the most important processes in our lives. We thought he took the time to actively listen to understand what we were looking for in a home. We each had slightly different ideas of the home we wanted, so finding a representative who was willing to listen and to understand our home purchase needs was important. We appreciated Justin asking questions about what we wanted, offering advice when we asked or when it was the most appropriate. His level of communication was exceptional with both of us and the seller's agent. All of this helped to empower us as the buyers.
When we began to actively search for homes, we cast a large net and toured numerous properties with Justin, as well as, submitted multiple offers and counteroffers. As our home preferences became more refined and we made various changes to the search criteria, his continued patience and willingness to meet and/or discuss with us, even during off-business hours, was much appreciated. This made an otherwise frustrating process more pleasant.
Upon finding the property that would become our home, not only did he support us through the final steps, Justin's efforts went above and beyond a typical Realtor. First, he helped us smoothly negotiate the purchase offer, maintaining appropriate and regular communication between all parties from beginning to end. Justin met in-person with us to sign all documents and participated in all property inspections, including several termite inspections, treatment and extensive repairs to a third of the property. This, too, involved significant negotiations that he skillfully helped us to complete.
Needless to say, we would wholeheartedly recommend Justin Gramm with Globella Buyers Realty to our families, friends and colleagues.
~ Steve and Chi
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Justin Gramm is the founder and principal broker of Globella Buyers Realty, your San Diego Exclusive Buyer Brokerage.
Exclusive Buyer Agents do not list homes for sale and never represent sellers. They have no "inventory" to try to sell you. They can represent you in purchasing any home. They are specialists at representing buyers only on the buyers' side of the transaction. Exclusive Buyer Agents work to get buyers the best price and terms when they buy a home.
If you have excellent credit and plan to buy a home or condo in San Diego County within 90 days, contact Justin Gramm to hire an agent on your side of the transaction. More about Justin Gramm on Google+. Call Justin at (858) 437-2662 or E-mail.