to find the right home to purchase when you live
1400 miles away can be a daunting task, to say the
began our search in February, during which time we
were renting a house on
we thought we might like new construction and
figured this was an area we could handle on our own.
Although there were a variety of homes and
locations, we just could not seem to find the right
ended with a fruitless attempt to purchase a
vacation home. Those
frustrations would continue again during weekend
trips in May and June with a realtor from a very
large real estate company.
We thought, surely, they would have the
experience and knowledge for listening to what
customers were hoping to find.
Not only were we wrong about that, we were
very dismayed when we realized later on that the
salesperson was showing us only his company’s
discovered that by searching their website.
Every house that we were shown was one of
their company’s listings – even though the
majority of those homes were incompatible with our
wish list. We
realized then, their goal was only about dollars and
not about the customer’s needs.
that point, we decided to give up and think about
renting again. We
contacted Diana at the company that we rented from
in February. Diana
suggested that we try working with
Realty to find a home to purchase.
After what we had already been through and
all the time and money wasted, we had serious
reservations about beginning the search again.
decided to e-mail
From the first time she
us back, we sensed her knowledge and friendliness.
We purchased plane tickets and notified her
that we were coming that weekend – without ever
thinking of asking if she had free time! .
She was gracious enough to clear her entire
schedule and devoted the weekend to showing us all
of the listings that fit our criteria.
each house that
to, she was able to see, as we were, just what is
was that we were looking for.
patiently listened and watched for our reactions as
we walked throughout each home.
She used that knowledge to search through
listings, late into the night in hopes of finding
the right one for us.
the afternoon of the second day, it happened!
We walked into a home that was beautiful,
comfortable and had a wonderful view.
It was almost too good to be true.
It had everything we wanted and more.
In just two days of searching,
us find our dream home.
us with a tremendous amount of helpful information.
Throughout the process of purchasing our
home, she was always available to help us with
anything we needed.
One of the things I learned from working with
is, if she
gives you her advice for how to handle the process
experience in this line of work has taught her the
best way to proceed with a purchase.
I could have saved myself time, money and
stress if I had listened to her advice.
accomplishing, in two days, what couldn’t be
accomplished in two separate weekends and an entire
month of searching.
We just love our new vacation home!
& Joe Pelech