We just closed on our first house yesterday and I wanted to say what a great experience we had working with Patty, Julie, and Shane. We knew from our research that buying a house in SF is still pretty competitive and we wanted an agent who was patient enough to give us the guidance we needed as first time home buyers but was also savvy enough to give us an edge in a competitive market.
Domicile was very helpful in providing guidance and answering questions and we never felt pressured to act. Once we did find a house we wanted to place an offer on they provided a clear explanation of the process and were prompt in delivering our offer (the seller had a deadline for receiving offers). When our offer was accepted Domicile set up the inspections (both the general home and pest/structural inspectors were very thorough and provided clear explanations of their findings). Since this was an older house they recommended having a sewer line inspection which showed that there was root intrusion – we never would have know about this until it completely backed up.
In general we felt that everyone at Domicile was very knowledgeable and helpful. They were responsive, provided great advice, and we really felt that they genuinely were interested in helping get the best house for us. Also I appreciate that they were pretty honest and told us what they thought (ultimately it was up to make the decisions as it should be). Once we found the house things went very fast so it was reassuring to have someone who could tell us what to expect and to answer any questions in real time.
We were able to find our house very quickly and I think part of this was that we had a very clear idea of what we were looking for (location, size of house/# of rooms, style, etc.) given our budget. Domicile can be a great help in finding the right house but you need to have a clear and realistic understanding of what you want given your budget. If you are not sure then Domicile can help refine this (especially with the “realistic” part). Once you have that worked out Domicile can make the rest of the process much easier. Highly recommended!