Every now and again I get a call from someone who saw a show on HGTV or YouTube about tiny houses, and they want to see every tiny home for sale in Contra Costa and Alameda. Later, after I send them a link, they call me back and are shocked and even ask if I'm holding back?! All I can say is, well, this shows there's a call to build. We just don't have enough of what folks are looking for... Buy a lot and get permission from your town to build a tiny house!
-Elizabeth Russo (Contact us when you're ready to buy? We're ready when you're ready.)
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I am a first time home buyer and now a first time homeowner. Woohoo! When I decided that I wanted to buy a home, I had no idea of what to do. I browsed websites and clicked on properties that I was interested in seeing and those sites referred me to multiple agents. I met quite a few of those agents but Elizabeth Russo (Elise) with Century 21 was the one that I chose and I will tell you why.
Just like there is love-at-first-site, I found business-at-first-site with Elise. She is professional, knowledgeable, reliable and also, she is what I needed most, patient. She coached me (very politely and professionally) from day one on the proper steps that I needed to take to buy a home. The other agents seemed impatient or frustrated with the fact that I had no idea what a pre-approval was or what a short-sale was and that I wasn't buying a million-dollar home. Or, it seemed like they just didn't have time for me. That's how it felt but not with Elise.
I met her on multiple occasions to look at properties and she was on time and prepared every time. When we needed to exchange paperwork, it went easy. There were no questions that I had that she couldn't answer. She responded to my emails and phone-calls promptly. On a couple of occasions, she met me on a whim when a desirable piece of property became available and she did it with a smile. She also referred me to the lender that eventually gave me the loan and that team was also amazing. She has a great personality too.
Ultimately, I am an honest and critical guy. If Elise didn't deserve a good review, I would have had no hesitation to bash her, but instead, she deserves a great review, the best review. She gets an A+ with her performance. If you do decide to use her services, I promise that you will be delighted. Make sure you tell her "Big Phil" sent you =) If you need me, I will be in my new home!!!
-Phillip M Armato