Last week I met two of my buyer clients at my new office, (I am now at Red Oak Realty in Oakland) to write an offer on a house in the Berkeley Hills. My clients are great and I REALLY enjoy working with them. They offered to pick up a pizza pie from Zachary's, so we could eat while we burned the midnight oil.
Since this was the first offer we were writing together, we discussed everything and talked out several scenarios, as we were writing with competition. (We knew there were 3 to 4 other offers coming in on this particular house.) As we were eating pizza and brainstorming together, the room was full of laughter as we were having fun writing the offer! When you are working with a Realtor who is well suited for you, writing an offer can be a pleasurable process.
A few months back these same clients were considering writing an offer on a different house, but they decided not put their hat in the race. This is what the wife wrote to me in an email, and she approved me sharing this with you.
..."Mostly, thank you for holding our hands, encouraging us, for your wise feedback and counsel, and ultimately giving us this space to do the soul-searching in finding the right house. I'm enjoying all of the people I'm meeting along the way (Diane, Laurel, Lara) and I can see very clearly how your wonderful relationships are such an advantage in this process. Probably not many people say that in the middle of the process (even when that process means deciding not to put an offer in), but we feel well-represented." - Deidre's current buyer
By the way, Zachary's Pizza is one of my favorite pizza spots! For the son's baby shower, I requested Zachary's Pizza for the menu. Zachary's is locally owned and has been an Oakland and Berkeley favorite for 25 years! Visit Zachary's online at, http://www.zacharys.com/
Pictured above is the winning artwork by Donna and Tony Aweeka, Oakland, CA. Photo from Zachary's website.