After retiring, in 2007, my wife and I decided to relocate to the Albuquerque area from Phoenix. We temporarily situated ourselves in an apartment and then went looking for a house. We searched for nearly six months; we were frustrated by not finding what we wanted. Moreover, we were frustrated by the poor service we received from the real estate agents we worked with, who were manipulative, and more concerned with getting a quick commission. One day while scanning a neighborhood we came across Marsha Strange at an open house. And we immediately felt comfortable with her. We decided to have Marsha represent us as a buyer's agent.
Marsha showed us many houses. It took us three additional months to find the house that met our specific needs; we were fussy buyers. She was very patient with us and never tried to push us to settle for anything. Marsha put our interests ahead of hers. We found a house that we liked, but Marsha noticed some structural problems and insisted that we not make an offer on the home. Noticing the market value of homes was falling, Marsha even suggested that we wait a few months for a better deal.
When we finally found a house we wanted, Marsha helped us place a reasonable offer on the house that protected us against a further drop in market prices. At the counter offer, Marsha negotiated the purchase for us; she obtained the house at the price we wanted.
We were extremely happy with Marsha's services and highly recommend her. She is head and shoulders above other real estate agents we have come across.