My wife Bethany and I first met Maria in June of 2009 when we were looking to sell our previous property. We lived in Aurora, and I went on-line to find local real estate agents. Maria’s name came up right away, and when we met with her both Beth and I were comfortable from the start. Within a week of listing our home we were getting appointments, and in a month we received an offer. although the property was in nice condition, we truly believe the sale of our previous home was due to Maria’s knowledge of the current market, and her professionalism in stay on top of the buyer’s side of the transaction. After 1 month of inspections and working with lawyers, we closed on the sale of the home.
Now came the purchase of our new home. I am a small business owner, and like most businesses, my cash flow is what makes my company run. Because of this, we looked for the best “bang for our buck”. Maria did an excellent job of finding homes in our price range. She knew I had resources and time to put the work in, and set up 4-5 appointments a day looking at foreclosure and short sale properties. Perhaps Maria’s greatest attribute is that she has a very good understanding of her clients. Once we narrowed our selections to 4 properties, she did an excellent job of prioritizing what was most important, and really helping us aim for the perfect home. At the time, the foreclosure property looked like a challenge, but the three of us took one day at a time and lined up the right banking, law firm, and contractors to get the job done in a timely and efficient manner. After 6 weeks of hard work from all sides, we were able to close on the home of our dreams. A day doesn’t go by that my wife and I cannot believe where we started 6 months ago, and where we are today. We have thanked Maria multiple times for all her hard work, but I think the smiles on our faces and our happiness due to our new home says it all. I also believe Maria took pride in being able to find this home for us, and she should. She did a great job.
– Damon & Bethany Foster, Oswego IL