Prior to meeting Ella, my wife and I had met with a few agents. It was our first time buying a home and we had no idea what to expect. My impression of the agents we met was that they seemed cold and money driven. We felt pushed into buying more expensive houses that were well over our budget and got the feeling that they were intentionally trying to sell homes where they were both the buying and selling agent so they could make double commission. The experience wasn’t great and we both felt like the agents we were meeting with weren’t listening to us or what we wanted in our home.— wmccoy9
We went through 4 agents before we came across Ella. From the start Ella was very friendly, warm and had a sense of calm to her. She seemed well educated in her field. As we looked at homes Ella taught both me and my wife a lot about architecture, foundations and all the internals of a house. On more than one occasion Ella told us a home had some major defects which directed us to stay away from it. I appreciated this because I felt like someone was actually looking out for our best interest instead of just earning a quick commission.
My wife and I are both picky. We know what we want. We come from design and engineering backgrounds so we had high expectations and demands of the essentials we wanted in our home. Ella was beyond patient with us; we worked with her for 2 years and looked at over 30 homes! I’m not sure anyone else would have had the patience to deal with us that long, but Ella was as polite and helpful towards the end of our journey as she was in the beginning.
When we finally found our dream home, Ella was very helpful and acted quickly to help us seal the deal and get our home. She directed us through the process of buying our first home. We both learned so much and we developed a bond with Ella. She had become more than just an agent to us. When we got our keys to our new home, Ella was there to give us a hug. The journey had come to an end. In a way we were both sad it was over because we enjoyed spending our weekends with Ella looking at homes.
I highly recommend Ella Reape. Buying a home is very stressful, especially if you’ve never done it before. Ella’s years of experience are a beacon of light in the hectic world of real-estate. Give her a shot, you won’t be disappointed and I guarantee she will grow to become more than just an agent to you too.