Before my wife and I teamed up with Michaela we had a few other realtors that were unable to move our home search forward. This was more of a reflection on us. We were first time buyers, not sure if we were looking for a condo or a home in the Bay Area, East Bay, along the coast, etc. With this lack of focus, I am sure we were frustrating clients for a realtor to work with. Not surprisingly, the other realtors were unable to show us anything that made sense.
Once we teamed up with Michaela, things moved very fast. She was able to help us narrow down our search. I was very impressed with her knowledge of the pros and cons of different areas on the peninsula and in the East Bay. She helped us narrow our search based on schools, the local real estate markets, distance from work and family, etc.
She had several different homes and condos ready for us to see each weekend. We did not have to call her, she called us and in part forced us to get out there each weekend and look at realistic and good options.
She found us the perfect home in Danville. She helped us form our offer, and subsequent counter offers. We ended up getting the home at under asking. This was the first offer we put on a home.
I found Michaela to be very responsive throughout the entire process. She responded to emails and phone calls in the evenings and on the weekends. She would come to our home in the evenings to help with paperwork, etc.
She was great during our search and just as great during the closing process. She was able to answer questions about mortgage rates and closing costs just as well as she had answered questions about schools.
I can confidently say that my family would not have become homeowners if it was for Michaela. I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a home anywhere in or around the Bay Area.