I was a basket case after the tour, knowing that all of these people were aware “our” house was on the market. I called Bahman and we agreed to meet at the house and consider writing an offer. Bahman asked us a lot of good questions, sort of like a pre-marriage counselor testing the strength of our relationship for a project like this, commenting on our dynamics and suggesting ways to make a big renovation project like this go smoothly for us. After we submitted our offer Bahman confirmed that nobody else had an offer in and the listing agent was not aware of any other interested parties. Little did we know the bidding war that loomed.