Bought a singleFamily home in 2019 for approximately $375K.
We wholeheartedly recommend using Chris Cote as a realtor, and are happy to share our positive experiences with Chris and his team at 8Z. We spoke with Chris several months before we actually asked him to be our agent to buy a home. Our son and daughter-in-law had used Chris to find their home in 2017, and he came highly recommended from them. They were so pleased, as first time homebuyers, that he stayed engaged and involved with them throughout the whole process, patiently answering all their questions and providing reassurance. Based on our conversation with him, Chris kept in touch with us over the next few months, sending us listings so we could fine tune where we were looking, and the type of house we were looking for. There was never any pressure to buy, and we were able to use that time to prepare financially.
Because of a family situation, we found ourselves having to purchase a home about six months earlier than planned. I called Chris, late in the evening, and asked if we could look at two houses the next day. He rearranged his schedule and made the appointments, had market and competitive data ready to share, and we made an offer within a day. It was only possible as, beyond Chris and his team, 8Z has so many incredible partners- we were approved for a mortgage over the phone and had an appointment with a home inspector the same day. Unfortunately, the inspection results were less than desired, and we opted out of the contract. The same day, we were again looking at houses with Chris. We made an offer, it was accepted, and the inspection results were acceptable. We were able to work with Dave, our mortgage broker, and change the pending mortgage to the new address, with only minor revisions necessary. From start to finish, we were able to find, not one but two homes, negotiate offers, conduct inspections, obtain financing and close on our home in just one month. Chris’s professionalism, accurate data and intuitive sense of the changing Castle Rock market, and strong negotiating skills gave us a strong, successful purchase offer, even as other competing offers were on the table. We could never have done this without Chris’ complete dedication, he treated us as if we were his only customer, he made himself available 24/7 with phone calls and texts, and he took every one of our concerns seriously and resolved them immediately. Thanks, Chris!