If you are thinking about buying a house in Monterey County, we highly recommend you meet Patrick Ryan at Sotheby’s Realty. Patrick made our crazy dream of owning a home in Pebble Beach a reality.
To get a feel for the area we started our home search by attending a lot of open houses in the areas of Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove and Monterey. And as a result we met a lot of realtors. We approached Patrick to help us because he was knowledgeable about the market we were targeting and he listened to what we were looking for. He didn’t try to sell us on whatever house he was showing at the time and he was always available to answer any and all questions we had. He was very patient with us when we toured multiple homes on the same day as we compared the features of various housing options.
It’s been 20 years since we last purchased a home in California and Patrick was able to help us navigate through the mountain of forms to get to a final closing. He organized the docu-sign process to make it relatively easy for us to get everything done from a distance. Patrick exceeded our expectations and handled all aspects of the transaction with knowledge, skill and tact. Even when the seller was less than straightforward on some aspects of the property, Patrick responded with absolute integrity and determination to find a workable solution.
And after the closing, Patrick didn’t disappear. He helped get answers to questions about living in Pebble Beach. He was ready with recommendations for restaurants and local attractions. He is very active in the community and has made many business and social contacts in the area. He even checked in on the property when he knew we had workmen there to make sure the house was secure at the end of the day.
Buying a house is stressful, but Patrick was always quick to reassure us and keep us focused on the final goal of finding the perfect house for us. We found a great realtor in the process and also feel like we found a great neighbor as well.
Sharon & Kevin