I should preface this by saying that i’ve never worked with another agent before, so i don’t have anything to compare this to, but my experience with the bellings brothers (specifically Aaron since i only worked with him on this transaction) was much better than i’d anticipated.
these guys were referred to me via redfin where i originally tried to find an agent (because my friend works there, gotta share the love). aaron called me promptly, listened to what i had in mind, then gave me marching orders for the weekend (“go forth and look at apartments!”). once i’d identified one that i was interested in, he gave me his candid opinion on what the market was like in that area, what i might be looking at spending based on the seller’s expectations, etc. based on his advice, i came up with an offer (my very first one!) that ended up winning by a very slim margin. can’t do much better than that!
i don’t know if he does this with all clients but it felt like he really did a lot of mental hand holding for me through the process: making sure i was comfortable with my decision, interfacing with the seller’s agent on some potentially prickly questions – basically, whatever it was that i needed and sometimes just checking in to make sure i wasn’t getting too stressed out over the details, listening to my concerns and offering his personal and professional opinion in response.
so, a big thank you to aaron for keeping my neuroses in check and getting me through a super speedy process. i expected (based on anecdotal experience) this whole thing would take months to complete, but once i made the decision to start looking at property, it was done, start to finish, within a single month. ?!?! seriously, if you need a blitzkrieg attack, you can’t go wrong with the bellings brothers at the helm of your luftwaffe.