My wife and I just closed escrow on a new home in Encinitas. Our agent was/is Court Wilson.
Every so often (and not frequently enough) someone does a fantastic job and it cries for reward. Court met Suzy, my wife, at an open house 8 or 9 months ago. He was trying to sell it and Suzy (at the time) was only looking for a rental. Never the less they got on well and began sending each other emails - with no idea how to would work out. Suzy kept the eithernet saturated possible homes, Court would weigh in on them, and so forth.
Suzy and I returned to Santa Fe, New Mexico at the middle of the year. Within three months, it became obvious that I had to spend more time at sea level (Santa Fe is at 7000 feet) and we came back to Encinitas. Suzy renewed her acquaintance with Court, although they had keeping up by email.
Wouldn't you know it Suzy found a house that we both could agree was a good fit. Court vetted it for us and agreed it met our parameters. Back and forth go the offers and counter offers, until we finally got to escrow by way of background, I was never going to own property in California (where I had lived for more than 40 years). The owners were a financial group who couldn't care less about the condition of the house (it was in fact retched). Talk about a tough audience!! My point is that Court kept his cool, made sure that Suzy and I were in sync on what was important and what was trivial - all through the 4+ weeks of escrow (it was a cash sale). The sellers were very difficult but Court shielded us from it (the facts were what was important) and gave Suzy a huge amount of good vendor ideas, a working map to guide, and a number of skilled "big picture" guys to consult. Needless to say we are both happy with the house, and the improvements that must be done - and I don't think it would have happened at all if Court had not been as delightful, competent, and resourceful as he is. He should be congratulated!!!
To coin a phrase, Court will continue to have our ear.
Bill Mac Gillivray"