My wife and I are first time home buyers and we had the amazing privilege to work closely with Patricia in finding our dream home.
As first time home buyers, we wanted a 3Bed /2+ Bath single family detached home, with a garage, a large master bedroom, large master closet, updated bathrooms, conveniently close to our jobs in Arlington, family oriented neighborhood, and with a tight budget. Kind of an impossible task for any realtor and we met with a bunch of realtors from Redfin and other realtor companies, but they were all generic and never gave us that warm and fuzzy feeling that you get when you know someone is looking ours for your best interest.
Patricia was a referral from one of my wife’s colleague, and from the first time we met, I knew that she was the right fit for our home buying adventure. So how did I know this….well it’s simple, she showed up early to our first meeting and went through the house and explained to me all the pros and cons to this house. Because she’s able to leverage her experience as an architect, she can see things about a house that is not visible to most people.
She also knows the market really well and knows the area which helped us identify the neighborhoods we could focus on. Patricia became a part of our normal weekend routine and also became a part of our family as she would continue to follow up on our newborn son and keep him preoccupied as we went through the homes. It was a long process to find the home we wanted and she helped manage our expectations and kept us motivated when we were ready to give up (buying a house and taking care of a newborn will exhaust you beyond your threshold)
So why do we love Patricia? There was one house on the street we loved that just didn’t have the items on our checklist. Patricia visited the house without us there and then invited us to see the house. She was able to show us how the house that no one wanted could turn into the house envied by the entire neighborhood. And because she always looks after your best interest, she knew that we would need cash for the renovation and was able to get the house at a price that minimized ours out of pocket expense.
She explained every step and ensured that we would be able to close within 30-days. She also brought in resources that specialized in inspections and HVAC and other services that helped us figure out the costs of our negotiations.
She truly loves what she does and it reflects in her professionalism. I cannot tell you how much I loved working with her. I am sometimes the hardest person to work with, but she found a way to communicate with me in a way that minimized my concerns and got us the best deal.
Thank you, Patricia!!!!