Joe & Kristi McGuire were referred to me by a mutual friend about four months ago.  They were first time homebuyers with a needs list that under ordinary circumstances might have been hard to find.  However given the inventory that existed on the market and their desire to discover what might be available to them in the several cities surrounding the east bay, we were off to the races, seeing almost fifty homes in all over a two month period.  From Martinez to Concord, Hercules, almost to Benicia, then to Pinole where we found success.  In the end I was able to locate for them, a home that overlooked a large valley and, set upon a hill where the noise was almost non-existent, all surrounded by a beautiful array of trees, giving them that which they had wanted all along.  We just closed escrow last week and they are happy, though you would never know by the photo. lol.  Congratulations Joe & Kristi!!