I was referred to Tony and Leen by a family member. As a first time home buyer, I knew I wanted to buy a home, but not much else beyond that. I was a bit worried that I would be wasting an agent’s time without a clearer set of goals. Regardless, Tony and Leen dove right in. Tony worked with me to understand and refine my needs. He was patient and attentive even though my interests were a bit divergent (a secluded home with character in the burbs or a fixer upper duplex in the city!). He spent many late evenings talking through options with me on the phone and even more Saturdays driving back and forth to see listings. Never judgmental about my tastes or financial abilities, Tony was a steady and honest voice of reason throughout the search. By and by, Tony and Leen found a perfect place that magically met all my needs (a quaint and secluded duplex in the city with some minor fixing up to do) comfortably within my price range. We put an offer in on Saturday evening and it was excepted by Sunday! Tony and Leen had gotten me under contract on the place of my dreams and made it look easy. Little did I know, things were about to get interesting… Home inspections came and there was some very minor termite damage to the property. Tony negotiated a full termite treatment, warranty and large seller assist! Tony advised me of the zoning pitfalls of buying a duplex in the city and set the terms of the contract to require supporting U&O documentation. As closing approached the seller was not able to provide the required documentation. As it turned out the duplex was not legal. We were well protected under the contract terms that Tony had set and were in a position of great leverage. As a first and then a second closing came and passed as a result of the seller’s issues, Tony calmly and deftly protected and furthered my interests. Tony negotiated SIGNIFIGANT concessions for me and was able to resolve the zoning to the satisfaction of all parties. Without Tony, the deal would have fallen apart out of the gates, but instead, Tony stayed the course with resolve. We were finally able to close (third time is a charm!) under terms that were overwhelming favorable to me. I am writing this review happily from the living room of my new home. I couldn’t imagine having gotten here without Tony and Leen. Through all the ups and downs of the marathon negotiations, Tony and Leen remained steadfastly in my corner. Nary a mention of the many extra hours they had to spend on the deal, Tony and Leen saw me successfully across the finish line. They went above and beyond while being personable, honest, reliable and responsive. I count Tony and Leen among my friends now and can give them nothing by my highest recommendations.