Professional, Receptive, Diligent.
Professional, Receptive, Diligent. Three words I would use to describe Chris Remsen while he helped us purchase our first home. I really can’t say enough good things about Chris and the job he did for us. If you are looking for detail oriented, knowledgeable and flexible realtor who is going...read more
Professional, Receptive, Diligent. Three words I would use to describe Chris Remsen while he helped us purchase our first home. I really can’t say enough good things about Chris and the job he did for us. If you are looking for detail oriented, knowledgeable and flexible realtor who is going to be your advocate and go-to expert on everything real estate related from applying for a loan to closing on a home, you will not be disappointed with Chris Remsen. Being a first time homebuyer, I was overwhelmed with all of the advice coming in from friends and family while scrambling to make sure I was making sound financial decisions. When I started thinking about getting a realtor I thought to myself, “Ugh, how am I going to find someone who will look out for me and not just try to sell me a home.” Through my dealings with Chris I am positive that he was looking out for my wife and me throughout the entire process. Through the entire process, no matter how much work Chris had done with a home we were looking at, he constantly reminded us that if it didn't feel right, we'd move on. From the beginning, he sat down with us so that he could understand what we were looking for and explained to us the best options for finding the perfect home. Chris explained to us the limits of our budget and gave us his opinions on what we could do with a higher budget but remained focused on our wants and needs. From that moment on, Chris was readily available to answer any questions or concerns we had as well as to update us on the status of our search, escrow and closing. While looking at homes Chris’ knowledge on home repairs and improvements stood out. Anything we thought of, “What would it take to replace this?” “What would it cost to repair that?” 99% of the time Chris already had the answer. For that other 1%, he did the research and reported back, usually that day. Once we found a home, people told me, “You don’t know if you have a good realtor. Finding the house is the easy part.” First, I disagree. In this market, the early bird gets the worm and Chris’ availability during our time looking for a home was unparalleled. Any home we wanted to see, Chris made time, right away to take us. If we liked it, he had comps available, a recommended offer and negotiation strategy ready to go so that we could be “the early bird”. If your realtor has “business hours”, good luck! Second, if finding the home is the easy part, then Chris must have done all of the work in closing on the home. We told Chris what we wanted, and he made it happen. He coordinated inspections, got repair quotes and negotiated with the sellers. Sure there was a lot of back and forth with us, but nothing I would consider work. Usually when I buy things I avoid searching for them online afterwards so that I don’t get disappointed by a better deal that comes along. I have kept my eye online since the day we went into escrow and not a single home has closed since we purchased ours that made me wish I didn’t buy this home at the price Chris negotiated for me. Chris was instrumental in our home buying experience and I would recommend him to anyone. read less— Mike Perillo