This is the first home we have purchased.

I am sitting this afternoon in our beautiful new home, and have been reflecting on how everything worked out to bring us here. Specifically, I have been thinking about all the things that our agent, Rosie Zuno, did to get us here. If you are looking for a home, I would love to share parts of the experience that were so important to us. This is the first home we have purchased.

Rosie took the time to really get to know my wife and I. This helped out tremendously. Some of the best advice we got along the way was what houses we really shouldn’t purchase, even though they had an initial appeal. We quickly started to see properties that we really liked. Rosie knew enough about us to promise that we could do better if we took our time and had patience to make sure we got what we wanted and not rushed into the first house we were able to qualify for. It would have been much easier for her to go along with some of the first homes we seen, but combining her knowledge of our situation with an exhaustive knowledge of the San Diego market gave her, and us, confidence we she would help get us the home perfect for us.

It turns out that Rosie has a solid knowledge of home construction. As we looked at different homes, she was quick to notice where the builder or more likely a do it yourself owner had taken some shortcuts that left the potential for problems down the road.

Rosie was a huge help in getting our financing. If your agent sells a lot of really nice homes, the financing people are very motivated to do their very best work with you. It seems that financing homes gets more complicated every year. We learned right away to mention our realtor by name-it helped make our file extra important to the finance people.

The final thing I wanted to mention is that Rosie doesn’t want to be a stranger after your home closes. We moved into San Diego with no idea who to call if we wanted to replace the carpet, fix a garbage disposal, or even re-model a room. Rosie knows San Diego. She has always had a name for us-and we have never been disappointed. When some little problem comes up, my wife and I have one response-better call Rosie.

We bought our home a couple of months ago. Several times my wife and I have remarked how this house is perfect for our family and the entertaining that we do. That is no accident. Rosie got us the perfect home. We have 3 big dogs 3 cars and 3 kids and we still have plenty of room for whatever entertaining we may have down the road ahead. We couldn’t have asked for a more better real estate agent turned friend that Rosie Zuno.