We were so lucky to have had Dameon as our realtor! He was as much an advisor & counselor as realtor to us, as we navigated the sometimes frustrating Bay Area home buying landscape in the last quarter of 2021. He brought his intimate knowledge of the Oakland & East Bay area to bear as my husband & I looked at listing after listing and submitted more than a few bids.
We engaged in many productive conversations about strategy - whether it was wise to try for early bids, what mix or waiver of contingencies, what should the actual $ offer be, etc, & we could count on Dameon to respond immediately and on point to questions, even late in the evenings & weekends. He worked tirelessly with us (accommodating our constantly on call work schedules) as we searched many houses, fielding our last minute lists & requests to set up appointments & driving all over the East Bay from Hayward & Oakland all the way to El Sobrante. Throughout it all, he was calm & levelheaded, funny, highly organized & efficient and yet with an easy going demeanor. Above all Dameon fundamentally understood our mixed feelings of excitement & anxiety and outlined his working philosophy early on, “this is the biggest purchase of your lives so let’s approach it accordingly” and from there, as we debated the pros and cons and dollars at stake with each potential bid, we never felt rushed or pressured, by him or others, as our search continued from Aug into December. On a number of occasions Dameon stepped in (kindly, politely but pretty firmly) to stop pushy agents & their clients from overstepping their bounds so that we wouldn’t feel pressured from them either.
Ultimately, we found a great house, won with a bid that was strategic yet didn’t go to the edge of our budget, and successfully closed on a property in record time (7 days!) after an unexpected opportunity came about when Dameon followed up with the Seller immediately after an open house and then immediately contacted us. And to this day, well after closing, he has been kind enough to still answer questions & help us liaise with the Seller’s agent about the history of the property. Thank you Dameon for navigating us through this, it was an intense but great experience!