It's been a privilege to work with Ryan. We had a quirky search, fairly extreme fixers in varied but specific neighborhoods throughout the Bay Area. We also considered alternative financing and even modular construction. All this to say, a lot to deal with and far from the norm when buying a house. From the jump, Ryan was not only on board but internalized what we wanted and tuned his work to that. He's extremely responsive and has sharp thoughts on tactics and strategy. One of the biggest benefits was having him on our team during a bid process in what is a highly competitive market, working against millionaires serving up all-cash offers. He helped us get extremely close to winning a 10-bid offer and basically got us over the line in only our second offer, through quick relationship-building and solid strategy. However, there's one thing that is the most fun in working with Ryan. As some have mentioned, he's a trained architect, which lets him see things that others don't. But it's more that he's got an excited curiosity about what a place can be, that is fun to be around, and highly valuable when looking for value. It's a treat to watch his mind work in a house, considering the architectural potential, costs, and permitting challenges. We don't expect to need an agent again any time soon, but if we do, we'll be back.