Unfortunately, when I told friends about getting an exclusive buyer's agent, they didn't know what I was talking about. Considering how much Elika Associates helped me, I figured I was long overdue to give them a great review here, but perhaps I should describe what they do. When someone wants to buy a home, the suckers go to a real estate agent for help in finding the best home for them, not knowing that a real estate agent is actually legally bound to represent the seller. An exclusive buyer's agent, like one from Elika Associates, finds exactly the type of home you're looking for an negotiate to make sure you're paying a fair market value. They negotiate for the buyer and if you're looking for a home, steer clear of real estate agents hungry for the sale. Elika Associates kept my interests at heart, entirely. Thanks for all the help.
I signed up as a member of Professionals in the City to receive free newsletters for events in the area and after a few e-mails, I saw that they had events in DC too. I had no idea they were in a bunch of cities, but when I found out, I figured I'd check it out because I travel there often for work. Anyway, I figured it sounded like fun and signed a co-worker of mine and I up for when we'd be down in DC. We went to a 4 minute speed dating event and had a blast. It led to a night out on the town with locals that made the trip feel like a vacation instead of work. I'll continue to check events out and wanted to say thanks! A+