Just finished up with a great buying experience through Ben. I've heard a lot of my friends and colleagues talk about their bad experiences, and I was a little apprehensive going into this since I'm a first-time home buyer. I'd already had bad experiences with a couple agents, and I was apprehensive about working with another. Ben changed my opinion of realtors.
I knew exactly what I wanted, and I knew how much I wanted to spend. Other agents were pushy about showing places that didn't match my list -- and were out of my price range. But when I spoke with Ben, he insisted on knowing exactly what I was looking for, and not showing me anything that didn't match. That was a breath of fresh air.
After the first showing, he got a perfect feel for what I was looking for, and picked a few more properties that were absolutely exactly what I wanted. After just two showings, I found the perfect place. After seeing it a second time, I was ready to place an offer.
Ben looked at the comps for me and helped me put together a good offer. In the end, he negotiated a price and terms that I was more than happy with.
As far as his recommendation for a lender, Laura at Stonegate was superb. She and her team were great to work with. They were responsive and handled all the details for me. We closed in less than a month!
I've been in my home now for two months now, and I still don't think I could be any happier. I HIGHLY recommend Ben to anyone who is looking for a good realtor who will listen to them and will work as hard for them as if he were buying his own place.