We met with four different realtors and Mitch continued to stand out among them

We met Mitch in Fall of 2018 when we walked into one of Mitch’s open houses, at the time my wife and I weren’t looking to buy, we were just driving around the East Bay to get a feel for the area. Mitch provided some excellent insight on various areas and took the time to talk with us about neighborhoods we should consider and recommended some homes to look at, even though he knew we were far from being potential customers. Which definitely stood out in contrast to how many realtors responded when they heard we didn’t have an agent and were just looking to get a feel for various neighborhoods. In 2019 when we did start actively looking, we met with four different realtors and Mitch continued to stand out among them, so we went with Mitch as our buyers agent. Mitch was great to work with and very responsive throughout. He had a strong knowledge of the local market and where it was headed. Like any East Bay home search ours involved bidding wars. Mitch was always accurate when it came to knowing the number we’d need to offer to be competitive and advance from the first round of bidding to the second. He was also supportive of walking away from a bidding war whenever the bidding became too heated. Beyond that, Mitch also had a strong knowledge of upcoming inventory and how it might fit our needs. The market was very limited in terms of supply during the period we were purchasing and Mitch was proactive in suggesting homes that on paper didn’t meet our needs, but could easily be modified to meet them. He doesn’t just send you a feed of whatever got posted this week, he actively tours the homes and will tell which homes have potential and which homes might meet your needs on paper but don’t in reality. Finally we could also see how Mitch was thorough and how that influences the views of other brokers. On the property we ended up purchasing with Mitch, he was the only broker out of eight to fully read the disclosures (apparently the electronic system they use lets the selling agent tell who read what) and when he presented our offer he was able to convey to the selling the agent that his clients knew exactly what they were buying and were committed. In the end we got a good house on a great lot and didn’t have to set a record with regard to price per square foot to do it. With which East Bay being such a sellers market, is a really great outcome as a buyer!

Carrick Rogers
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