Now getting ready to renovate our home, and Dan has been an invaluable resource
Dan and Steven rock.
Two years ago we were lucky enough to get paired up with Dan and Steven by Redfin through their partner agent program. Initially we were looking at East Bay properties with Steven. We appreciated the insights he was able to share about neighborhoods and various real estate subjects we weren’t familiar with at the time, such as TICs. We then decided to take about a year off to save and monitor the market. Throughout that time Dan and Steven followed up with us periodically, and we always felt like valued clients to them.
When we got back into the market we mostly worked with Dan reviewing SF properties. Viewing homes with Dan was always more enjoyable and more helpful than when we went solo. Dan has a great eye for a property’s potential, and really helped us see what could be done with a home and whether it fit our needs.
He also has a great sense of market value, and fairly accurately predicted many of the sale prices of homes we were interested in. This helped us to focus on properties that made sense for our budget, and to put in offers that we felt very comfortable with.
With regard to offers and reviewing disclosures, Dan pays a lot of attention to detail and let’s you know what may be a concern. Anything from easements on the property to unfavorable language in an addendum, he clearly explains the situation and recommends sensible approaches.
And on top of all of that, Dan and Steven are just really nice guys that have your back. They recently helped us close on a house where we were in danger of not getting all of our seller credits due to mismanagement by the lender. Obviously we ended up getting all of credits — this is the Ascend Group we’re talking about.
We’re now getting ready to renovate our home, and Dan has been an invaluable resource for that as well — recommending contractors, architects, helping with construction loan options, etc. Dan and Steven are well connected and well-versed in the real estate game. We can’t recommend them enough!