When my husband and I set out to buy our first house together we wanted to find a buyer’s agent who we could trust - someone who we would feel comfortable with and someone who was honest, forthcoming and knowledgeable - we found all of these qualities and more in Debra Hensen.
When we decided to take the plunge and purchase a home, we had no idea that the housing market was undergoing a drastic change – the inventory of homes was incredibly low and moving fast and bidding wars were once again emerging in the residential real estate market. We had not prepared ourselves for a bidding war and we had not prepared ourselves for how quickly we would have to move if we found a great house. Debra eased us through the entire process like a champ!
Her buyer’s website made it extremely easy and convenient to navigate through the homes on the market that met our criteria and to narrow down the ones that we wanted to see.
Debra was always responsive and available – not to mention fearless and fun – not every real estate agent would be willing to boldly walk into a dark house (at night) that smelled of skunk and not every agent would be able to laugh about walking into a bedroom to find a chicken in a dog crate – needless to say, we had some interesting moments during our search for our new home.
When a new house popped up on the website that I knew we just had to see, Debra made sure we got in the very next day – in fact, we were the very first showing. As soon as we saw it we knew that it was the perfect house for us, but we also knew that we wouldn’t be the only ones who loved it – we ended up in a bidding war with another buyer. We had accepted the fact that a bidding war was likely, but we were still nervous about it nonetheless. Debra helped calm our fears and then she asked us to do something that we believe sealed the deal for us – she asked us to write a heartfelt letter to the sellers. We thought that writing the letter was a little weird, but it worked in our favor and we even received a letter from the sellers in return. A few short weeks later, we were moved into our new home!
We cannot say enough good things about Debra – she is incredibly knowledgeable, efficient, trustworthy, kind, fun and patient (especially with us first-time home buyers who have lots of questions and concerns). She made our home-buying process a breeze and we highly recommend her!
Stacey & Nathan Gerhart Longmont, CO
Serving the Greater Boulder Area in Residential and Rural Real Estate