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My Tech House Hunt

We Found the Perfect Agent(s)

By Emily Williams, RET Content Coordinator

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Published: 08/14/2012
Posted by: RET Staff

tech-houseWhen I last posted about My Tech House Hunt, my husband and I had decided to temporarily put it on hold. However, with the stork circling above us and our new arrival due in less than two months, we're realizing that getting some extra space might just be a priority once again. Thankfully, we've finally found the right partners (yes, that's plural) for our journey. So, without further ado, I'm picking up this column with an ode to our perfect agents!

My last article about choosing an agent was more about questions than answers. This article is going to be the opposite. We have found the answer to the "How do I pick an agent?" question. And that answer actually comes in the form of two people: our wonderful husband-and-wife team, Eric and Carrie Kimmell.

Meeting Eric and Carrie was strictly a matter of luck and coincidence. (Eric was the listing agent for an open house we stumbled into.) We'd met several agents and had several agents referred to us earlier in our hunt – but had never really "connected" with any of them and none of them had tried very effectively to build a relationship with us. Then, we met Eric and his wife. When we did, choosing them to help us in our house hunt was easy. Why? Let me count the ways:

1) They understand our priorities.

We're a young, married couple with a baby on the way. They are a young, married couple with a 2-year-old. They've leveraged this understanding to help us in our real estate journey. For instance, I wasn't sure about how kid-friendly a certain property was going to be; so, when we went to look at it, Carrie and Eric brought their adorable little boy along with them and let him cruise around to see how he interacted with the property.

My intuition was right – the house had too many stairs and too small a backyard (covered mostly in concrete) to be great for kids. Would I have realized this without watching their child explore the property? I'm not sure. As a first-time parent, I feel completely clueless 90% of the time. (I'm told this is normal.)

 

Comments on: We Found the Perfect Agent(s)
by Victor Lund 2012-08-15 11:37:22
How do you like the rapattoni IDX search on your agent's website?

by Emily Youngman 2012-08-15 11:40:03
If we perform a property search ourselves, chances are it's with the REALTOR.com app on my hubby's iPad or on REALTOR.com on my laptop. I've never used the IDX search on my agent's website.

by Victor Lund 2012-08-15 11:38:49
It does not seem like the technology the agent used was very important to you either. I noticed that you mentioned a buyer CMA and a Showing Solution - which ones do they use, if any?

by Emily Youngman 2012-08-15 11:40:54
They didn't use a showing solution. I'm not sure which CMA they used - I hadn't run across it before.

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