She took the time to understand our wants/needs in order to find our perfect home. As first time home buyers with little knowledge of the process, Gretchen was the perfect agent. She took my panicked calls and answered my (what I considered at the time) urgent texts whether at 6:00am or 10:00pm. In an extremely tough market, with high housing prices and low inventory, Gretchen really did find us our perfect home. She was reassuring and yet realistic which was exactly what we needed. I can't say enough good things about Gretchen and give her my full recommendation.
She expertly steered us through the tricky process of both selling a multi-family and purchasing a single family in quick succession in an incredibly aggressive market. She was highly responsive, had a deep understanding of the local market conditions, and really shone in her ability to help us understand the process and strategize. Most impressively, she managed to orchestrate our purchase to meet an extremely tight deadline (one month from first seeing the property until closing on it!). We're incredibly happy with our new home, and couldn't have done it without her steady hand at the wheel. I'd highly recommend her to anyone, whether you're buying or selling!
..an absolute pleasure to have as our agent! She goes well beyond any expectations of a realtor - clearly puts priority not in making sales, but in making lasting relationships with clients for the long term through understanding their wishes, tastes, lifestyle and needs. Even after coordinating our two purchases, continues to be extremely helpful with fixes, advice on remodel, etc. etc. - truly a uniquely genuine agent passionate about her work and ultimate happiness of her clients. She knows the locale very well, and has keen sense of value, trends, and character of the various neighborhoods. A true gem of a person!
She also was great at negotiating with our buyers and sellers, stayed on top of communicating with our lawyer, loan officer, and telling us everything we needed to do well ahead of time. And she is fun and friendly!