We had known upon getting engaged that we wanted to buy a house. Bethany always was so relaxed, so mellow and really sort of held our hand during the process. And really made it enjoyable in order to find this house. She actually took me on the house tour just the two of us. And immediately, I came back and said to my husband I found our house. Bethany worked with us both in our individual goals and that sort of made us come together on the decision to buy the house. So absolutely, she was great with both of us. One of her strengths is that she really lets you decide as a couple not in a over pushy way. She lets you figure out which home is the best for you which we really appreciate. And I think there is so often times you work with Realtor's who are pushy and you feel that they sort of boxing you in a place that you don't desire. And Bethany was the opposite of that.
Bethany knows how to spot value and good long term purchases. When you think about what makes a good real estate agent? I think trust, patience, know exactly what she wants. Those are really important qualities and those are qualities that you can find in Bethany Patten.
My husband and I are looking for several months for our dream house. Bethany, was really great for us when we were bidding because clearly she has strategic plan for how we where to bid on the property. Bethany had made us comfortable enough with the price that we needed to bid to get the house. That we were at least the front runner of the bidders. When you started to panic, she walked you through it, she talked you through it. And really shares in your vision for what you want for yourself and for your family. My Husband and I have bought several properties in several states. And Bethany has been a pleasure to work with. And we really feel confident that she listens to what we needed and wanted. And make sure that she did what it took in collaboration with us to put us on our dream house.
Working with Bethany is like working with your best friend who will give you honest advice. I think there have been many houses that I have seen with Bethany and she has discouraged us from getting in a bid for it because she felt that the house was not going to suit our needs as we grew a family and as a couple. And I really appreciate the fact that she would give us really honest advice. When I drove those houses I just think "Oh, Thank God" for Bethany she made sure we did not buy a house that wasn't good for our fit. And then when we found something we liked she was really good at saying this is the house that is going to work for you trust me on it. When I tell others about Bethany I tell them how thankful I am to have such an amazing friend and adviser who can tell me exactly what I should look for in terms of buying a house both now and in the future.
Bethany was a pleasure to work with when we were looking for a house. It was the front and center in my mind and I was looking over Real Estate Website. I was looking at the paper basically I was looking at everything. I even watch those Real Estate shows everything you think that you have a pretty good sense of what things cost, like price per square foot all that stuff. It's a lot trickier and having someone who's actually on the market and see these houses everyday understand what's out there. And it makes a big difference because Bethany was not pushing us to put an offer right away. There was no trying to get me all nervous. And I believe she thought this was the right house for us but she led us really calmly.
Some people think that they don't need a Real Estate Agent. But working with Bethany she help me figure out what was a good quality home in this area. There were a lot of homes that were needed fixing and she make sure that I don't end up to one of those. In every process that we went through with multiple offers she helps me understand that I need to bid competitively if I really wanted the home. She was there for the inspections and she make sure that I understand what I was buying and I feel good about it. My advice to others looking to buy a house in the San Francisco area is to find an agent who has the experience. Who knows what to do in a competitive situation. Who knows the market, who knows you and what you are looking for. And you can find all those characteristics with Bethany Patten.
Bethany was very helpful to us; we were first time home buyers. And we are unsure about the entire process but Bethany walked us through everything from the biggest to the smallest pieces. She helps us anticipate some of the questions and struggles that we will go through. So we had a short window which we had to make a very important decision in our lives and it was amazing to have someone with Bethany's perspective and experience and bedside manner. Frankly, Bethany help us with prospective around pricing in a market obviously we didn't have any experience in which is a critical piece. In addition to just thinking about how to make a structure of our offer in a very competitive market. How to differentiate our personal story and how important that is in getting the house that we wanted. Buying a house is all fun and games until you lose your dream house. And it's really emotional roller coaster to try and go on and looking for another house that you think is as perfect as the one you just lost. And Bethany makes it fun and keeps the spirit up and helps to go find your home.
One of the things that set Bethany apart is her financial savvy in her business acumen. Giving you your new home is not an easy thing to do. And Bethany was very helpful not only on finding it but also helping you buy it and pay for it. When we bought this house we knew it had a lot of potential and we knew it had a lot of work too. And our negotiating strategy was really important. We needed to buy the house at a price that would work for us and allow us to have an extra money to do the renovations. Bethany was very helpful and helping us think through what our negotiation strategy should be to buy the house. Having met and worked with a lot of Real Estate Agents many times they can be always driving to close a transaction and to be a little off-putting. And I feel like Bethany is the complete opposite. She really puts her client's needs first and knows that if she's got a good relationship with you that she's going to help you get what you want at the right price and at the right time. And she's a true partner.
Bethany's dynamic, resourceful, and genuine approach to real estate allows her to investigate what her clients want and find them the best match.