First Time Home Buyer Review from Darek and Jennifer

The experience that my wife and I had using Katie as our realtor was outstanding. Katie patiently waited for us to be 100 percent ready to start the home buying process, and as first time home buyers using a VA loan, we were very nervous. She introduced us to several lender options, one of which we chose because they were so much better than the lenders we’d researched on our own.

Without pressuring us, we started our house-hunt on Saturday. Her knowledge of both the neighborhoods, price ranges and possible pitfalls in the process was an absolute godsend. All of the homes she showed us on that day were well-within our price-point, and all had most, if not all the requirements we were looking for. By the end of the day, we were placing an offer on what was to become our first home!

But finding the home was only the first step in what Katie did for us. She gave us invaluable tips on how much to bid, strategies on what would help us to win the house, and what to do if we’d lost the bid. Her advice was so spot-on that, out of three other full-price offers, the sellers choose us to sell to, based on the strategies Katie advised us on.

Katie’s support didn’t end there. She kept us apprised of our closing, helped coordinate the home inspection by offering top-notch inspectors for us to choose from, and professional facilitated our communications between the lender and the sellers.

If you’re looking for your first home, searching for that dream home, or just looking to relocate into the Orange County/Long Beach areas, give yourself every possible advantage and give Katie Larson a call. It’ll be the best decision you make, bar none.

— Darek C.