We were looking for our first house this past summer. Looking for a house is stressful enough, but the Seattle real estate market was soaring upward, and we did not know if we were going to be left behind, or forced to grossly overbid to have a winning offer.
Fortunately, a friend recommended Tara, and I cannot recommend her enough.
In a stressful market, in which offers were reviewed and accepted within days of listing, we had someone in Tara who educated us on the whole process. Tara explained how the negotiations would go, which battles were worth picking, the steps we need to take in evaluating whether (and how much) to bid, and generally made us feel as comfortable with the crazy process as possible.
I really appreciate her ability to share her opinions in a way that accounted for our priorities while giving us reasonable expectations based on her experience in the market. We ended up getting a house that we love, and I definitely feel like we owe it to Tara.