08/13/2018 - karshanallen7
Bought and sold a Townhouse home in 2018 in Hanover, MD.
Let me start by saying that Tanisha takes the time to get to know her clients. She takes everything you tell her into account (budget, home size, location, family, must haves and even your feelings). She will be honest with you, and direct, and trust me you need that in an agent because visions of grandeur will waste a lot of time in this process, time that you do not have in this market. Sidebar: When I say she takes your feelings into consideration, I mean it! I was very sensitive during this process because I called off my wedding.. I was to be married in April, so I went from thinking I'd be happily married and have a husband to do this with to doing it alone... She and her husband Tony were truly my protectors through this process :-) I have been preparing for this journey for many years, and not without bumps in the road that set me back every single time, My health, job losses, credit issues that were a result of the other things. But I had been communicating with Tanisha the entire time and she encouraged me, always saying that she'd be there when I was ready. Well she was! Back in about March I started looking at homes again, By April I was full on house shopping with Tanisha by my side. She referred me to a great lender and I got my pre-approval, I even ended up with a better rate than even my credit union was offering... Tanisha helped me figure out where I wanted to be as far as a mortgage payment and price range for my home. Understanding that I am a single mom and all of the responsibility would be mine. Tanisha set up appointments, met with builders with me and even went with me to a few properties I was interested in more than twice.. LOL! It was a huge decision to make and I needed to be absolutely sure.. but bigger than that, this was my first home and she explained everything to me that I did not understand. (What is a front foot fee? What do I have to put down on a new build? What are my options when I ask for closing costs?.. etc.) There were so many things I didn't know about purchasing a newer home. Now here is where things got crazy... I find a home I absolutely love and so I put a contract on the home. I was so excited, but the sellers were just difficult. I mean they were home when I saw the house each time, and seemed happy about my interest but when it came to comps and negotiations it was like they didn't want me to have the house. It was so frustrating and Tanisha literally kept me calm and talked me through the very stressful and disheartening process, we even put in a release to not move forward not once but twice on the purchase it got so crazy. Now I won't lie, I was so very upset a few times, But Tanisha maintained her professionalism the entire time and even made me laugh when I really wanted to scream. But this house would not go away, I prayed about it and was prepared to let it go, when something awesome happened. The appraisal came back lower that the contract price and THAT is when Tanisha's true "Gentle Real Estate Giant" came out. I say gentle because she handled me with care and compassion, but Giant because she worked the heck out of the negotiations at that point, She got me EVERYTHING I asked for in the beginning that the sellers wouldn't budge on.. a home warranty (My home is only 5 years old btw) , paid HOA for one year, they even had to comp me the money it took to break my lease because they changed the closing date on me, and a host of other things that saved me so much money in closing costs. She never missed a beat.. not ever. I closed on my home 2 weeks ago tomorrow. and honestly I have never been happier, my son is ecstatic and my home is beautiful. Its mine its mine its mine... LOL!! Tanisha came to closing with me and we were both teary eyed because the struggle was real up to the end.,, But she never ever let my hand go, I honestly could not imagine what this process would have been like for me with any other agent. I have heard horror stories about agents, but I am here to tell you if you want someone who will truly care and devote themselves to your home finding / buying journey, call Tanisha, you will NOT regret it! As a matter of fact you'll want her as your lifetime friend. Oh and just so you know, she gave me the most thoughtful gift the day I closed on the house... But you'll see when your day comes. Its just going to push your smile to the limit. Kind Regards & Happy House Hunting!