RICA GUIDED ME EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
I found Rica from her many positive reviews, and wanted to meet with her since she is located in the area that I wanted to buy my first home for my son and I. After our initial meeting, I felt that she had a great network in the area and would be a great agent to help me find my home. I did want to meet with another agent for a point of comparison, but after meeting with him, it only confirmed my initial feeling that Rica was right for me. Rica is always cheerful and more than happy to answer any question you have with the process. She is proactive and fully understands what steps need to be taken in advance to make your offer more competitive. She connected with my mortgage broker right away to ensure that I was underwritten in advance so that we could move as quickly as possible when it was time to make an offer. When properties came up that I was interested in, Rica took me to see them in advance of the open house to have time to decide next steps and whether to make an offer. Rica helped me review and understand the disclosure documents – pointing out any possible issues that she thought i should be aware of. She used her network to find off-market listings as well that might be of interest. And when I found the listing that finally felt like home to me, Rica guided me every step of the way, and fortunately also knew the seller’s agent in this case and kept in close contact with her to understand the seller’s expectations and give us the best chance of having our offer accepted. Rica requested that the sellers send us a counteroffer rather than rejecting, and they countered for just $5k more than I had offered so i accepted (there were 5 other offers but we were in the top 2 to begin with). She then worked quickly with my mortgage broker and the escrow officer to keep us on track for our 15 day close (we closed a day early even!) When it was time to get the keys, Rica met me at the property and I brought my son to surprise him as I hadn’t told him about our new home yet. He was so excited, and Rica took photos of us as I showed him our new home and sent them to me after – priceless memories that I am so thankful she captured. She brought us a thoughtful gift to welcome us to our new home, and even thought of my son and brought a bottle of sparkling apple cider for him to celebrate with as well. I truly felt that Rica genuinely cared about me and my son, and wanted to help us find our first home. I highly recommend her due to her extensive network in the area and knowledge of the market, but also for the fact that she genuinely cares about helping her clients achieve their goals. It was a pleasure working with her.