user44047698 on Zillow
5 years ago
04/28/2017, 02:36 AM
Tanya was helpful in all aspects of the buying process. We used her to sell our home in Kennesaw and when I was ready to buy, I reached out. While I knew a good bit about buying and selling houses, she was able to validate what I knew, introduce me to some things that I did not and gave me confidence to take a risk on a short sale. The condo was on the market for a while and my instincts were to offer a lower price. Which seems reasonable to nearly everyone. However her experience gave me a different approach that allowed me to close faster, while getting more value than my discounted offer would have provided. After working with her and talking through many different properties, she was able to add value to every one of my ideas and allow me to appreciate and understand the nuances of each property, and in the end, every approach would have been improved over my own ideas. After deciding on the property I wanted, the process was a bit more difficult than those in the past. Her communication and effort made it her problem versus mine, and came to me only when a decision was necessary. She was able to explain to me the pros and cons of each decision and executed on my choices. In the end, I got the place that I wanted but would have been afraid to touch because it was a more complicated deal with some future unknowns. I felt protected from those unknows with the strongly written and accepted offer. When accepted offer terms were turned into missing items, and broken promises, Tanya resolved every one as if she was an agent for herself. In the end, I got a property I loved at a fair price, and when she was receiving her commission, I felt happy that she was getting compensated for her hard work. My past experiences with agents were not like that. I was left thinking I can't believe they made that much for so little work, I need to change jobs.
Don't hesitate to choose Tanya. With the internet and real estate info being so abundant and convienient, I was often tempted to try to avoid an agent. I even wondered how much longer they would be necessary. Like a good attourney, you love to hate them until you need one. In the case of Tanya, I didn't know I needed one until I worked with her. Now, I know that I would not think of working without one, and certianly choose her first where she is licensed. Had I gone at this alone, I am sure I could have made a purchase, and avoided some or all agent commissions. My mother is an agent in Florida, so I had that resource to help, but the value I would have gotten and the area I could have afforded would have changed my lifestyle in the wrong direction. I am not saying everyone should have an agent. I am saying everyone should have a Tanya. If she is not licensed in the area your looking, choose carefully, all agents are not the same. Interview them and make sure they love what they do. It makes a big difference.