Holly Black is an incredible real estate agent. My husband and I were first time homebuyers, and came into this process with a lot of questions. Holly had the ability to reassure us and answer every question we had. We took many months in the buying process (we were probably some of Holly’s most challenging clients), but she always gave us sound advice. One thing we appreciate about Holly is she tells you the straightforward truth. On the first house we toured, before we even walked in, Holly looked at the roof and said, “That needs to be replaced.” I knew we were in good hands then. Holly knows the market as well as anyone. On one underpriced home we were interested in, Holly advised us to make an offer five thousand above list price. We went two thousand above list price and did not get the house (it sold for five thousand above list price). On another house we toured, she told us it was ten to fifteen thousand overpriced. We watched as it sat there, dropping fifteen thousand before selling. We learned pretty quickly that Holly is always right! Although the process could be discouraging, Holly was always positive, providing us with new options and getting us into homes before they were on the market. She was willing to spend a ton of time and effort on us. When we finally found the house we wanted, Holly got us in before it officially listed, and helped guide us through a challenging multiple offer situation. She worked with our out of state lender (other advice: don’t get an out of state lender), to make sure the deal got done. After we got the home, which we absolutely love, she continued following up with us, recommending contractors/repairmen, and making sure we were settling in smoothly. The entire process was a roller coaster, and as I told my husband, I don’t think we would’ve made it through all this with any other real estate agent. We feel fortunate to have gotten to know Holly, and cannot recommend her highly enough.