Shortly after moving back to the Tampa Bay area in 2006, we began targeting lake cottages in Odessa for potential weekend getaways. During this time, we worked with several prominent real estate agents but did not feel completely comfortable or confident in the search until we met Chris. He immediately understood our needs, was responsive to our inquiries and allowed us the freedom to explore the area and our interests without pushing an agenda or price tag. His insight into the area was invaluable and proved even more useful when we decided to instead pursue a primary residence in the region.
In total, we worked with Chris for over three years. During that time, he showed remarkable insight into the local market, with appropriate price comparisons and timely suggestions as to new listings. His knowledge of lake conditions is unparalleled, and he is a fair yet tough negotiator. Unlike many of his colleagues, he is adept at utilizing technology to his advantage, and he is also excellent about maintaining prompt communications. I value my time, and so did he. I found these attributes to be invaluable.
In summary, our experience with Chris was outstanding. I do not readily give out recommendations for professional services, but Chris is an exception. We are living in our dream home largely because of his skill and support.