Sam was amazing through the whole process as our buyer's agent. He knew the area well, gave us information regarding problems with particular locations (water issues, travel time due to train tracks, etc.). He gave us all the information we needed to make an informed decision. He even got us a home for about 10% less than our anticipated purchase price.
The seller's agent in our case was exactly the opposite, and took an exceedingly long time to get necessary documents, didn't communicate with the seller (I actually talked to the seller face to face two days after we had submitted an offer and her agent hadn't yet told her). Sam did everything he could to light a fire under the guy to get us closed in 30 days. Thanks to his persistence, we closed it in 28.
He worked with us to get all the forms filled out even though we lived an hour away and had to handle a lot of it via email and fax. He was in communication with us daily, had our appointments lined up with the title agency, inspectors, etc. well in advance and at times when we were available to make the drive. He did everything we asked of him and more.
If I ever buy or sell a home again, Sam will definitely be the person I call. If everyone in the Real Estate business was as thorough and motivated as Sam, people wouldn't feel so intimidated when they bought a home.
Make Sam your agent and let him exceed your expectations!