Kristie represented us as a Buyer's Agent for finding a new home.
We were relocating from Chicago to the Indy area and our home in Chicago sold much more quickly than expected - we didn't have any specific properties in focus yet, nor did we have a realtor picked out. We searched Angie's List, and found Kristie there. The highly positive reviews earned her a phone interview.
Kristie was incredibly prompt with a reply. We talked on the phone for an hour for the first call, and she taught us more about the Indy market, history, and nuances of relocating from out of state than we could have possibly gotten from any other source. She was definitely on the ball from the first minute.
Kristie set us up with a search that matched our criteria exactly, and after about a week, we were able to travel to Indy to meet with her and tour some properties. Before we even set out to view some houses, we talked for another hour about the current state of the market, what we were looking for, and her suggestions for a game plan - not only for the day but for the coming weeks as we neared the close date of our house in Chicago. We were so impressed with her knowledge and the time she took to learn our needs that we committed to using her on the spot.
She had prepared a package of literature for many houses that fit our criteria, plus a few that might have been stretches for various reasons but were still worthy candidates. That weekend, we viewed approximately 22 properties in a 36-hour period... grueling, but after each showing, she asked us: "OK, where does this one fit in relation to the X ones we've seen so far today? Rank it, and if it isn't in the top 3, let's forget about it." This kept us focused on what we were looking for. At the end of that weekend, we had found a property and Amy, a member of Kristie's team, was equally as helpful in digging into the details with the builder (it was a new construction spec home).
Kristie was extremely helpful with the offer, negotiating, and contract development process. She and her team were always very quick to respond (or even take initiative), and her skills helped win a few additional concessions from the builder, without which the deal would have collapsed. She or Amy participated in person with us in every step, including the initial and final walk-throughs, all the way through the closing.
We have dealt with a number of realtors in the past, including some supposedly high-performing "all-stars" in Chicago, and Kristie outperformed all of them by a wide margin. We were incredibly fortunate to have found her and would highly recommend her and her awesome team to anyone, especially if relocating from out-of-state; she could not have made it any easier. Kudos!!!!