Being out of state & first time home buyers, we were nervous about many of the processes involved in our purchase. Michael came recommended to us from a family member in the business, and we could not have been happier with the recommendation.
Having only a weekend to get a real feel of what we wanted to pursue, Michael was up and ready to go bright and early Saturday. We had an idea of where we wanted to look, so Michael put together a well planned list of locations in Biddeford, Windham, Westbrook, and Gorham. Not only did he cover many of the areas of the towns, but he showed us an amazing array of homes – brand new construction condos, 180 year old farmhouses, and just about everything in between and in our price range.
After dinner Saturday (we kept him locked up all day), we evaluated what we saw, ran through a bevy of listings we had at our disposal, and decided on Gorham as the place to focus. Since Sunday was Mother’s Day, we didn’t monopolize all of Mike’s time, but after we hooked him around lunch time we didn’t let him go. Our research and his ability to get a hold of every realtor in the area on a difficult day got us into another dozen homes until we found the one that was just perfect for us.
Mike spent the better part of 2 days working with us, and we had every thing submitted in our offer by 10PM Sunday night. After a month of working the phones between the lender, the opposing realtor, and us, we met Mike again for the final walkthrough before we signed the closing documentation.
Mike was friendly, honest, affable, trustworthy, hard working, and we had a good time running through the rain looking at homes with him. I would recommend him to any one and everyone, and will absolutely use him if & when we decide to sell. The Masiello groups far reaching network and comfortable arrangements with every aspect of the home buying process adds ease to a stressful process you won’t find other places.
We got very lucky with Mike. And we’re happy Mainers for it.