First time home-buyers: A whirlwind journey that was ‘totally worth it’ in the end

Eager to become first-time home buyers, Daniel Li and Chloe Li started their search for a home on the Eastside with a mixture of hope, trepidation about the current market and a sense of urgency.

The Lis welcomed their first child, a girl, in May and while they had been casually been looking for a home for a while, they decided to step it up a few notches in August. Aware of the local headlines referring to the local market as “frenzied” and “red hot,” they knew they needed to find the right person to be their guide and advocate.

Enter local broker, Angelina Wallent of the John L. Scott office in Redmond. With more than 15 years of experience in the industry, Daniel said a mutual friend who had worked with Angelina introduced them.

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