We wholeheartedly recommend Tim. He is at the top of real estate agent lists for a reason, and did not let us down in our long process of finding the perfect home in SF as first time homebuyers.
In 2012 I found Tim on Yelp and we made an appointment with him not knowing what to expect or how the process worked. Tim was knowledgeable and really has a great personality; we started visiting houses with him. After reviewing our finances and lifestyle (I then took a job out of the country for a few years) we decided not to move forward. Tim understood and said to keep in touch.
In 2016 I moved back and we decided to take look again. It was just like picking up from where we last left off with Tim as he updated us on the market, the houses, and worked with us and our tiny (for SF standards) budget to search for a house.
What we find special about Tim is that he is SO patient. He provided honest feedback based on what we wanted – he always took the time to answer my (what felt like thousands) emails I sent to him asking about this house or that hour or what certain things in the buyer/seller industry meant.
We saw MANY homes and we took it slow; we bid when we really wanted a house but kept it in our budget as he kept us motivated. One day he sent us a message and said he had visited a house and knew we would like it. We LOVED IT. LOVED IT! Instead of waiting until the bidding date to submit, he contacted the selling realtor and owner on our behalf. After a week of back and forth we signed for the house.
Following, we had problems with or mortgage company and Tim even worked with them and our new company we went with to ensure a smooth transition (along with keeping the selling realtor and owners informed).
We could not have done it all without Tim and we are forever grateful to him. We now have a home which is perfect for us. THANK YOU!!!!!