My wife and I were very fortunate and blessed to have Chris as our agent. Being that this was our first foray into real estate (we had always rented before), we weren't sure what we were getting ourselves into. We had an idea and a vision of a home of where our family would be able to grow into but had no idea how to set everything in motion. Enter: Chris. He was referred to us by a mutual friend and was engaged from the very beginning. He listened to our wants and needs (e.g., location, schooling, price, amenities, etc.) and only showed us listings that matched our criteria. We immediately felt we were in good hands.
He's everything you want in an agent: knowledgeable, amicable, straight-forward, and above all else, patient. We started this entire process in March. Chris met up with us nearly every week to take us to view houses up and down the OC. We went to Brea, Fullerton, Irvine, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, and Tustin. Each house selected based on our preferences. We were, however, on the picky side. Nothing really wow'd us. And Chris understood. He told us that it is has to be the right home and that this kind of stuff takes time. So he persisted with us for nearly five long months.
We found our dream home in July and closed on our home in mid-August. Chris was there every step of the way providing helpful insight and guidance throughout the home-purchasing process. He was there to advise us through negotiations, contract signing, and closing. He was available around the clock to answer our questions on disclosures and other important paperwork. He walked us through timelines and key deliverables so we never missed a deadline. Even now, two months removed from the closing date, I still pester him with questions and emails about home ownership and he responds with clear answers and helpful advice. Chris will take care of his clients before, during, and after the entire process. Something I truly appreciate.
TL:DR: Chris makes the home-purchasing process as easy and seamless as possible. I would say we had a fairly smooth escrow process in large part because Chris was very proactive in his approach. He's smart and knows all the ins and outs of real estate. If you want an agent that'll work for you and make sure you're happy with your home, go with Chris. You won't regret it.