Success Story: Old Friends, First Home
It Began with a Chance Meeting.
Around 8 years ago, Stephanie Pecorilli was looking for a new place to rent. She needed assistance with her search for rentals, and this eventually led to her meeting Anthony Malafronte of My Tampa Agent. He found her a nice condo in Carrollwood, and since that time they remained friends and kept in touch throughout the coming years.
According to Stephanie, “I knew that Anthony would be (without a doubt) the one and only phone call that I would make when it came time to purchase our first home. He was and always will be my real estate ‘go-to’.”
Joe and Stephanie Pecorilli felt that they were ready for an upgrade. It was time to search for their first official home. As promised, they gave Anthony a call and met with his good friend and associate, Bill Counce. Together, they scoured for properties.
“Buying a house is definitely daunting (and absolutely exhausting) because the market is crazy, and this was our first home. There were inventory challenges too. We looked at almost 60 houses in 2 weeks! But meeting with Anthony and his associate Bill Counce was the icing on the cake of this great experience. Both of these guys truly busted it on our behalf.”
Bill and Anthony were not afraid to voice their concerns to Stephanie and Joe. Whether a home was overpriced, or if there might be any potential issue with a property, Anthony and Bill knew that they could find something better. In the end, and three offers later, the Pecorilli’s were able to find just the right house.
“Anthony and Bill know the market like the back of their hand. They knew which areas to search, which property was not worth it, and what to look for at each house that we walked through. What I loved the most -- they weren't afraid to tell us their concerns or point out potential issues. We tried looking past these matters, simply because we just wanted to be done with it. Because of that, and by forcing us to continue looking, we ultimately found our perfect first home.”
The Buying Process
When it came to the undertaking of buying their first home, the Pecorilli’s were tremendously appreciative of the immense support that Bill and Anthony provided from start to finish. Whenever there were moments of doubt, or fears of the unknown, both Anthony and Bill were accommodating and helpful. They made sure to be readily available and were eager to assist Stephanie and Joe. They made sure to speak with the Pecorilli’s every day and were always quick to respond.
“If they were tied up elsewhere, they would always let us know that they would reach out after their current engagement. They never left us hanging. Not once. Bless Anthony & Bill for putting up with us! For being so patient, knowledgeable, and incredibly informative. They went above and beyond every single day. Both Anthony and Bill worked around the clock to schedule showings and to provide insight… Or to simply be a friend. In the midst of this daunting task, they made the intimidating process of buying a home as enjoyable as it possibly could be and much more bearable.”
Time to Celebrate!
After closing and with keys in hand, the Pecorilli’s met Anthony and Bill at their new home.
"We celebrated in the backyard of OUR home with cigars of course! It was a perfect way to end the process and begin our time here. We thank Bill & Anthony for everything… We will forever appreciate you!” – Stephanie Pecorilli