James helped us find our first home. James was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. With his guidance we were able to find a house that not only worked within our budget, but for our family size and in our desired location. James steered us clear of houses that we liked, but would’ve been far too much work for us as first time homeowners (and I’m so grateful for that now that we’re in our new home). He helped us stay focused and precise in our search so that we weren’t overwhelmed or looking at houses that would’t fit our needs.
James helped us navigate not only finding the house, but our mortgage, and the company for the home inspection. One thing I heard a lot from other people was “don’t use the inspector your realtor suggests because they will just try to help them get the house sold”. James absolutely suggested a great inspector that saved us from buying a house that needed major repairs. I felt completely supported in walking away from the first house we made an offer on when the owners wouldn’t budge on the repairs.
James gave us realistic goals of what to offer and what to ask for throughout our home buying process. The process through the closing was seamless and easy and he was available for questions whenever and was whenever we needed him. After the inspection he was able to get us what we needed to get some major repairs completed, and we even had enough left over to fix some other things as well.
It was a long process from beginning to end, but James made it as easy as possible. I would recommend him to anyone who’s looking for a new home and we will definitely use him again if we need to purchase our next home.