After living in Philly for a few years, my partner and I were interested in finally buying a home in the city. Rachel Shaw from Philly Home Girls is a good friend of ours and given her knowledge of the city, positive energy, and diligence - I knew I wanted her to help us find our first home. In the beginning of the process, we cast a wide net on neighborhoods we were considering, and Rachel was always happy to travel to various neighborhoods in a showing to get us into the listings. Buying in a fast-paced sellers market was difficult, but when there was a house Rachel thought would go quickly, she made time to see it same day. We had a very particular criteria for what we were looking for in our home and Rachel was so patient with us throughout our long house hunt, which took about 8 months. Our preferences even changed during the process as we learned more and Rachel was extremely accommodating towards that. Throughout the process Rachel was extremely professional, honest with us, and always went above and beyond. In the end, we got a home in a great neighborhood that was negotiated to a price we felt comfortable with and was in our original budget we set at the start. We have referred her confidently to friends and colleagues who had fast-paced timelines to purchase, different budgets, and who are all extremely happy with their new homes also. I highly recommend Rachel, you will not be disappointed. I am glad I got to share this journey with her.