We bought a house this fall. We were first-time homebuyers and had heard horror stories about the process. We were excited about the end result, but kind of dreading the whole effort of getting there. Dan Edwards was recommended to us, so after a bad experience with another realtor, we sat down with him. We were impressed, and decided to work with him.
We were outbid several times, but he walked us through the whole process. He had excellent advice, and provided excellent data (enough in quality and quantity to keep a statistician happy). He and his team were great from start to finish, and got us a home we love at a better price than we expected (or had any reason to expect, based on the market).
We would use him again, happily (and will use him again, when we sell this place at some point in the future). Great experience!