Mar 28, 2017
Sarah & James
My husband and I recently moved to North Carolina from Connecticut. We had owned a home (our first) in the Hudson Valley of New York. As first-time home buyers then, we thought we did out research; unfortunately, we had a realtor who, in hindsight, took advantage of us and was more focused on the "sale" than our personal needs. So, when it was time for us to begin our home search in North Carolina, we were very hesitant and cautious when deciding on a realtor to represent us. On our own, we went to about 10 open houses and met various agents, some who impressed us, but one was far more impressive than all: Nancy Caggia. She was covering a colleague in an open house when we met her. She wasn't pushy or overbearing, and was very interested in hearing our opinions on the house. Once we got to talking, she educated us on some things that are unique and important to the real estate in NC that NONE of the other agents we met had even mentioned. As Nancy began to tell us some of her credentials, I began to get a feeling that she was our agent. While her website was incredibly professional with heartfelt testimonies and reviews, given our previous experience, we wanted to have a conversation with a prior client as a reference; Nancy provided one to us, no questions asked, and he gave a gleaming recommendation. Nancy took the time to work with us from the very beginning -- no pressure, all honesty, very transparent, and flexible. Given we were new to the area, we hadn't yet narrowed down our location (we were open to: North Raleigh, Cary, Fuquay, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Durham, Hillsborough, Wake Forest, Mebane...), and when I tell you that Nancy took us everywhere, I mean everywhere. During the week after work hours; on a Sunday; she was even checking her emails while on vacation. Her experience and knowledge on school performance, crime statistics, building permits, zoning board, HOAs, and houses/real estate in general made us feel comfortable and safe with her on our side. When we finally found our house, we actually walked away from it twice before making a final decision...Nancy was never pushy, but continued to work tirelessly to make it so we had a price point that was comfortable for us, as she knew that his home met all of our criteria. Throughout the entire process, Nancy was on top of everything, with spreadsheets, emails, docu-signs, and timelines. We were treated with the utmost respect and courtesy, and Nancy was there to guide us with her expertise, while still leaving us with autonomy in our decision making. We highly recommend Nancy Caggia! Thank you Nancy for all of your help during this process!