My wife and I have wanted to buy a home together for quite some time. When we initially raised the topic, it was 2013 and we were living in DC. Since then, we have also lived in New York and Denver. I think it’s fair to say that none of our home searches in those markets, hot as they were, quite prepared us for the madness that is San Francisco’s. John (and his wonderful colleague Maitri) was recommended to us by one of my colleagues. Without their help understanding and navigating the peculiarities of the SF market, my wife, our dog Goose and I would not be waking up in our very own home today. There are at least five things that worked to our advantage when buying our home with John & Maitri: (1) their patience and understanding of our budget and tastes; (2) their extensive experience as both buyer and seller agents; (3) good relationships with other agents; (4) a deep understanding of the nuances of the Bay Area’s different neighborhoods; and (5) an ability to act quickly and methodically when putting an offer together. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in the Bay Area – especially if you’re a new transplant – you’re in great hands with John & Maitri!