Yolanda and Kevin recently bought a house with the E4Realty Group. Their story was very unique, and we asked them if we could share it with you, so you could get a glimpse into how they bought a house. Here is a brief interview about their experience and what they realized about the home buying process in Northern Virginia:
Yolanda & Kevin’s Success Story
What convinced you to buy a house this year?
We had been planning it for a while, but what really convinced us to act now was the news about the real estate market. We had heard about climbing interest rates and home values, and after doing some quick math, we decided it was the right time to buy. More homes were being listed for sale (giving us more choices) and the interest rates on mortgage loans were still at a very appealing rate compared to their future projections. Plus, on top of everything, we were ready to settle down into a place we could call our own. We were tired of renting and moving around.
Was finding the right home difficult?
In our situation, finding the “dream” home we wanted was especially difficult — and that’s because Kevin was deployed overseas and wasn’t set to return for several months. I had to take up looking for a home that would be perfect for both of us, and as you know, that can be really hard deciding for someone else. Luckily, I had my mom to offer a second opinion about properties I visited; plus our agent with the E4Realty Group went above and beyond to “show the house” to Kevin for us. He sent video tours of the properties and outlined the pros and cons of each house. He shared pictures and kept us up to date on anything we needed to know. It was the best of a difficult situation and without our agent, we would have hit a brick wall.
Why did you choose the E4Realty Group to buy a house with?
We had initially done some research into different real estate brokers around the area. After hearing about the E4Realty Group from a friend and seeing all the testimonials and high ratings (on Zillow and Trulia), we decided to contact the E4Realty Group. Alex met with us and listened to our story. When we told him that Kevin was deployed overseas, he didn’t flinch at the challenge. We helped us with every step of the way and made sure we were comfortable with our choice before signing anything on paper.
How would you rate Alex?
Alex walked us through the entire process of buying our home. He explained step by step everything that was required and answered any questions that we had during the process. He is very knowledgeable and a professional Realtor. He was always accessible and accommodated our schedule. I would recommend Alex to anyone in the process of selling or buying a home.
What advice would you give future home buyers?
I would tell them to really trust in your real estate agent. Don’t waste all your time searching for homes. Use some of it to research different agents and brokers. Pick the one who you think would best serve your needs and get their advice. If you find a good agent, they’ll cut down your search time by half undoubtedly and offer invaluable knowledge. I would almost recommend using all your time to research the agent rather than homes you’re interested in. They can help you find the “dream” home in no time.
Learn More About Buying a House
If you’d like to learn more about Yolanda and Kevin’s experience with the E4Realty Group or would like some information on buying a house, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to sit down with you and discuss your real estate needs.