Michael was patient as Firetruck. I felt like we dragged him through San Jose, Boulder Creek, Sacramento, then back down into the Gilroy, San Martin Area. Overall possibly looked at about 40 ish houses together? Feels like there were more houses we checked out.
When we first started, the market was pretty luke warm? Then it got hot pretty quickly. The estimate of homes was a little off for our first offer. But quickly adapting to the environment to see how the houses were selling for, Selina and I got an idea of where we would like to be for putting in offers for the home we are currently in now.
I would recommend Michael to family/friends just cause of how approachable and easy to get a hold of. One great example that really stands out to me was when we first got into our home, I called Michael after hours on the weekend, home system alarm blaring in the back asking him how to turn it off. He picked up and told me what to do. I greatly appreciate that, that really stood out to me.
Insight to the homes as well. Showing the homes we selected and being flexible with our schedule. Both myself and my wife works different hours and was able to fill those time slots with open houses.
Another thing is reassurance, going through the many emotional roller coaster of buying a home is mentally draining. Michael guiding us on the emotional roller coaster was a huge plus. And reassurance that we will get into a home, just have to stay the course and be patient.
I greatly appreciate what Michael has done for.
Josh & Selina ~ Josh & Selina Cobain - Rosanna
I met Michael in San Jose. He was selling a nice 2 bedrooms apartment. He was very kind and resourceful. Our personalities had very good chemistry and that day, I decided that I was going to work with him. He is not only an excellent agent, but he has been an amazing mentor. He is fast and helped me out to buy a house, I never thought that I was going to do it, but Michael made to easy for me, so we made it happen.
I felt that Michael protected my interest at all times. He gave me good advice and negotiated for me when we made the offer and at the end at closing.
Michael is a very hard worker and went out of his way to make sure that I was always happy.
Michael made my first experience of purchasing a home something I will always remember in a happy way. ~ Raul Vielma, Redwood City
We are first time home buyer and we liked that Michael Council is very friendly and easy to talk to, always available and gave prompt response to whatever questions or concerns we had. I felt that Michael knew his job well, was on top of everything and guided us through the process of buying a house. He made the process appear easy and everything went on smoothly because he was very efficient and thorough with his paperworks. We didn't have to worry about anything, all we did was sign here and there, and the house was ours. Also, through Michael, we found an awesome loan officer who gave us rates much better than what my bank was offering, so I saved thousands of dollars right there. Thanks Michael for helping us buy our first home. ~ Tenzin, San Jose
Excellent broker, made sure all of our questions and concerns were answered and taken care of. We are very pleased with the overall experience. We couldn't be happier. Thanks Michael ~ Roberto, Stockton