First Time Home Buyers
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"As a first time home buyer, I naturally had many questions regarding the purchase of my house. With so many factors to consider, I would not have been able to manage the process without the help Bill was able to provide. Patient and informative, Bill was able to guide me through the vast array of homes on the market and point me in the direction of a location and price that fit my needs. Each question I had was responded to quickly and at any hour of the day. I could not be more appreciative of the work he provided or recommend him highly enough. If you are considering purchasing a home in the Raleigh area, then contacting Bill is the best first step you can take."
- Kevin Thorburn
"I appreciate the wonderful experience provided by your company while I was seeking my first home. I had another agent before Bill and it was a terrible experience. I wasted months looking and then found bill who then found me my new home within a month. We closed very soon after and I have been enjoy my new home ever since. Thank you bill for getting my out of an apartment an into my new home just in the nick of time."
"Working with Muriel was a dream. I can't explain how wonderful she was to work with. Through the whole process, she was very cognizant of what I was looking for and supportive. She made the process easier for me. She acknowledged when I needed to pull back and look at more homes. The referrals to the inspector, bank and attorney were very helpful. They all responded immediately to my e-mails and/or phone calls. At times, when I needed my hand held through the process, they were all patient and helpful. I would highly recommend Muriel and the Linda Craft Team to all my friends and colleagues that are looking at moving. Thank you so much for everything! This is my first home and Muriel found exactly what I needed and wanted. I appreciate everything more than you can imagine."
"Muriel was the best! This was a great first time home buyer experience!"
-Megan Steighner and Mark Davis
"Words cannot express my gratitude for Kim Crump, the best buyer's agent at Linda Craft & Team..... I'm a first time home buyer and she went above and beyond to help me with everything in the home buying process. Additionally, she was very open-minded as I was shopping for houses with my partner.... many other agents treated same-sex couples very different. Kim works ALL hours of the day and weekend- she made herself available all weekend- even all day Sunday. She returns phone calls and texts very quickly, and she's on top of everything even after you put in your offer. Kim even went to the home inspection and reinspection when I wasn't available (I live out of state). She is truly a blessing.... and SO great and knowledgable at what she does. I could ramble on & on, but Kim Crump is the best agent I've ever met and would recommend her above ANY other agent :) Also, the closing manager and Linda Craft were helpful in the buying process too- the team works so well together. Kudos, ladies!"
"From the moment we met Kim, we knew she was the Realtor for us. As first time home buyers, we were anxious and a bit naïve but she was able to give us a complete overview of the home buying process to calm our fears and prepare us for the journey ahead. She made it a point to understand all of our needs up front and was able to help us narrow down the home search to those that met our criteria. She is very down to earth, and is the kind of person you feel like you've known all your life. She always had time to answer questions and was never too busy for us. The entire process could have been very overwhelming but Kim always had a way of easing our minds. If we decide to purchase another home in the future, Kim will most definitely be our Realtor!"
"As first time home buyers, looking for a house has been a stressful process with many ups and downs. However, Andrew has helped us navigate this process with patience, humor, and a positive attitude. Every step of the way he has educated us on what to expect and what resources are available to us. He has always taken the time to carefully listen to, understand, and address our needs and concerns, ensuring that we always felt comfortable and confident in our decisions.
Andrew has gone above and beyond- driving us all over to see countless homes and being readily available to meet in person or talk via phone, text, or email, not matter the time. Without Andrew’s help, expertise, and positive attitude this experience would have been much more difficult and stressful!
We just wanted to make sure you realize what an asset Andrew is to Linda Craft and Team. Based on our experience thus far we will definitely be referring our friends and colleagues to work with Linda Craft and Team, and Andrew in particular."
-Liz and Matt Downey
"If you are looking to buy in the Raleigh area, look no further than the realtors at Linda Craft! Buying a home can be stressful, but Bill helped me with every step in the process. He is personable, funny, and hardworking! Being a first-time homebuyer was incredibly scary, but he talked me through everything—from the beginning by helping me to narrow my prospective area, my price range, and my “must haves” all the way through to signing the papers and getting the keys. Bill was able to submit my offer on a Sunday, and I didn’t even have to leave my apartment! He not only worked well with me, but also my mortgage company; contacting them frequently and helping to close on the house a week early. I feel he really went to bat for me as a first-time buyer, and I greatly appreciated his negotiations on my behalf and his advice. Always on point, he followed up with me throughout the inspection process by phone, text and email. I have been in my new house for two weeks and I am still excited that I finally have a place to call home! I am highly impressed with the professionalism of this agency. I cannot speak highly enough of my realtor, Bill Maliszewski—I would recommend his services to anyone in the market!