In November of 2013, my family and I were renting for $850.00 and decided it was time to buy a home. We began searching online and we found www.pauldingandpolk.com with an online form for a FREE list of 3 Plus Bedroom Paulding County Homes under $150,000 with PRICES, ADDRESSES, & DESCRIPTIONS. We filled out the form and received a call from Craig Summers of Atlanta Northwest Realty’s Paulding & Polk Team. We explained to Craig we were looking at homes large enough for our family of 4. Craig got us over to his lender to get us preapproved and to get our home search started. Once we were pre-approved, we immediately began looking at homes.
We were very meticulous in our home search and Craig was extremely patient and gracious each time we went looking. He showed us A LOT OF HOMES and continued to work hard to find the one we wanted. Finally, after a long hard search, we found a home that met our needs. We made an offer and got it accepted. It was truly unbelievable what Craig got the seller to agree to do for us to make the purchase. Then something terrible happened, our loan was not approved! Craig was so compassionate with us and even got the seller of the home to give us back 100% of our Earnest Money.
Let’s fast forward 2&1/2 years! Things were back on track in our family and we decided it was time to try to buy another home. We called Craig and he remembered who we were. He was great; Craig again got us over to his lender to get us preapproved and to get our home search going again. He met with us and got us set up on a custom home search and showed us homes the day of the meeting.
Craig explained the market had changed in the time our search was on hold. He said not to worry, we should still be very meticulous in our home search and we would again find us a home. We were ready, but we found that the condition of the homes in our price range were not anywhere near as good as they had been before. Craig was extremely patient and gracious in showing us as many homes as we wanted to see and we certainly saw a ton of homes. Finally, after another long hard search, we found a home that met our needs. Craig went to work on our offer immediately and got it accepted.
After acceptance, we had to work through some issues with the appraisal and closing costs, but Craig was terrific and got it all worked out for us. Even after that, we had some personal issues arise that hindered us from getting the lender paperwork in a timely fashion. Craig was on top of that as well; he checked with the lender and then followed up with us to advise exactly what was needed and when it was needed.
We originally met with Craig on November 20, 2013; and through tons of hard work and patience, Craig Summers and the Paulding & Polk Team made us homeowners on June 15, 2017. After almost 4 years, our dream of home ownership came true! Not only that, but with Craig’s help we got:
- $3,600.00 in closing costs paid by the seller!
- Our first house payment isn’t due until 47 days after our closing!
Much less money due at closing than anticipated!
Craig also gave us the Buyers Advantage Program! It includes a 12 month Sell for Free Guarantee, A Free Home Warranty, and Free Owner’s Title Insurance. If you need an extremely hard working, patient, gracious, compassionate, and AMAZING agent to help you buy or sale your home, we, The Brown Family, recommend Craig Summers and the Paulding & Polk Team for all your real estate needs!
Khareem Brown &
The Brown Family