There are 74 5* reviews and this will be the 75th. for good reason! It’s also taken a good while for me to write because I wanted to do Elin as much justice as possible in my praise of her. I really can’t say enough good things about her but this review is me trying my best! It's a long one, so buckle up and grab a glass of wine or tea or whatever tickles your fancy. And possibly some snacks too. TLDR though: Elin is the most patient, kind, knowledgeable, helpful, amazing Realtor® we've ever come across. I would recommend her in a heartbeat and wish I had more friends buying in the area so that I could recommend her to them! plus she got us our ideal property - with all the criteria we wanted and more - within budget. We are so glad we were able to work with her and wouldn’t hesitate to call her if or when we need a Realtor® again. Storytime! You know that period in Spring 2021 where properties were selling like hotcakes for 20%+ above list price and you literally wondered if people had money trees growing in their back yard (and if so, where could I get one?) because where on earth would they be getting their money from otherwise? Oh, and we were still deep in a pandemic? Well, that's the period my husband and I ingeniously decided to begin our house hunt as first-time buyers. I know, we have just the most impeccable timing! I didn’t think we had a small budget, but when we tried to find realtors to work with, one hung up on us and never called us back. Another laughed at us saying that it would be impossible for us to buy what we wanted and said that we wouldn’t even be permitted to view any properties until we had a pre-approval letter (without explaining what that was or how to go about obtaining one). It felt like we were basically stopped in our tracks before we’d even begun. Not gonna lie, I felt so disheartened I almost wanted to give up right there and then. Enter Elin, who was basically the biggest ray of sunshine, had the friendliest disposition and most joyous personality whilst also being an absolute star at her job, crazy knowledgable and helpful. She instantly made us feel at ease and assured us multiple times that there were no stupid questions, and that we could feel free to ask her anything about the buying process. (Also spoiler alert: she ended up getting us exactly what we were looking for within our budget. She never made us feel like our budget was too small for her to work with, and never pushed us to submit an offer higher than what we were comfortable with. She gently guided us through the entire process and basically hand-held us from beginning to end. She was respectful and kind throughout and is possibly one of the most patient people I’ve ever met. She patiently worked with us as we viewed property after property (some with multiple viewings), submitted offer after offer (even staying up late to get the offer submitted on time), and never once complained or made us feel like we were bothering her. I lost count of how many properties we viewed and how many failed offers she helped us to submit over our ~2-3mo house-hunting period but it was a lot. Elin always made time for us despite being busy herself, and honestly, at one point my husband and I were disappointed that we might not be able to get her a big enough agent’s fee since we started looking at properties much lower than our original budget. But she never once made us feel like we wouldn’t be worth her time. In fact, she was just overjoyed for us that we found properties that we liked. She has a genuine desire to help people, and we are so, so thankful that we met her and that she agreed to be our agent. In the end, not only was the property we purchased exactly what we had hoped for at the start of our hunt, but it was also around the budget that we originally established with her. And we were so happy because we literally considered paying her extra ourselves if we purchased something too far below budget because she deserved every penny and more. As first-time buyers, we were utterly lost and overwhelmed, but Elin made herself available throughout every step of the process, and made everything so much easier and actually fun! We had so much fun working with her, and she has even kept in touch with us afterward (we got our painters from her!) We’re looking forward to inviting her round for dinner once we’re a little more settled and uh, actually have a dining table and chairs. This property won’t be our forever home, so when it comes time to sell we will definitely be reaching out to Elin. And if you’re wondering who you should ask to be your buyer’s agent, please do yourself a big favor and contact her. You will not regret it!