My wife and I began looking for our first home during July of 2013. After meeting with a few different realtors, we stumbled upon Mike Zacker and instantly knew he was on a different level than other realtors we had worked with. Mike was extremely knowledgeable and knew the answers to every question we had. His expertise was apparent as he seemed to know if we would like a particular house or not before we did.
We found our dream house shortly after we began working with Mike. However, the house was listed as a short sale. Mike could have easily steered us away from the house because short sales can notoriously be a slow, drawn out process. Instead, Mike dug in for the long haul and was willing to spend as much of his time as necessary in order to give us the best chance at our dream home. Mike and his team spent countless hours and went to great lengths throughout the short sale process. Unfortunately, after roughly three months of negotiating, the house was foreclosed on and we were back at square one, or so we thought.
Mike continued to show us houses but nothing compared to the house that was foreclosed on. Mike and his team checked the foreclosure listings on a daily basis and finally after an additional four months or so, the house that we had tried to purchase via short sale was finally listed as a foreclosure. Thanks to Mike’s dedication and persistence, we were the first to put an offer on the newly listed foreclosure that was accepted.
A process that began in July of 2013 finally ended as we closed on our first home in March of 2014. Mike stuck with us first time homebuyers through a short sale and a foreclosure purchase. It was apparent he took the failed short sale personally even though he did all that he possibly could and the situation was out of our control. My wife and I took comfort knowing that Mike truly cared and would do anything necessary to ensure that we would end up in our dream home. We cannot express how much we owe Mike and would recommend Cove Realty to anyone buying or selling a home.