As a first time home buyer we had absolutely no experience about the bay area market and how to go about what will be the best deal for us. Having Michaela work with us was a boon. In a competitive market like bay area's, it requires some patience to be a buyer's agent and Michaela proved she has a lot of it. She has great amount of knowledge about south bay area. She guided us through the market patiently and advised when and on what to make an offer. We have heard horror stories from our friends on how their agents literally forced them to make an offer of a certain amount on several houses but Michaela always let us be within our comfort range and of course, our budget. She even advised us "not to buy" certain houses that we were planning to make an offer out of frustration with the market. We are glad that we didn't make an offer on those and ended up buying something that we really love in the best location possible. She has even been kind enough to help us with finding contractors, exterminators, etc... to help us move in ASAP. Thanks a ton, Michaela.