Río has been absolutely incredible. Professional, accurate, reliable, prompt, creative, and kind. I am immeasurably grateful for the results of their grace and grit.
Working towards buying a home for the first time takes years of personal and financial consideration and preparation, especially as a single home purchaser. In my experience navigating properties both off and on the market working with a skillful, ethical, direct agent with experience and a commitment to *your* best purchase is the best of all options. I was extraordinarily lucky in finding an excellent choice in Rio Palomares. I spoke with multiple potential agents, many of whom had years of experience and client referral support. However, Rio surpassed the other options with an unmatched honesty in communication and a gentle forthright assessment of strategic possibilities. Once I was on the search with Rio, they were excellent at listening and quick to research potential questions about each property, an essential responsibility when considering a historic purchase especially. They consistently and efficiently communicated with other agents and were incredibly responsive during negotiations as well as throughout the experience. Multiple times I was given an advantageous position that outranked my bidding power by $180,000+ because of how considerately and transparently our deal was constructed and communicated. It was such an unending relief to work with someone who only offered ethical advice...I am also a queer and trans person and Rio helped me navigate the unfortunate limiting realities of how that can impact housing sales respectfully seamlessly and without resistance. It has been extremely helpful to deal with someone who can be so flexible and creative in their approach to making progress. Rio was patient and positive throughout. Even in an extremely competitive market with unknown rises in interest rates the power of persistence and persuasion will be successful with the right assistance. I made multiple offers and got second place at 3 before finding the perfect spot for *my* future...Not being pressured at all made me feel confident in my decisions and not second-guess any choices as closing time approached. Since I did not overpay, equity will be available to me much sooner in the future. We had a smooth closing experience with the seller and Rio helped me attend all of the overwhelming details that stack up as a new owner before key day. Recommending reputable referrals for builders and contractors with the same experience and ethics to offer. They have been responsive to my continuing needs. Río has been absolutely incredible. Professional, accurate, reliable, prompt, creative, and kind. I am immeasurably grateful for the results of their grace and grit. I enthusiastically recommend their services and have already referred my dear ones. Rio Palomares exceeds every expectation.