Okay, so we talked about the process. But WHAT ABOUT HOW IT ALL STARTED? It's kind of an awesome story. Chris and I decided last summer that we hated living in an apartment. The fighting neighbors, thin walls, three flights of stairs, no garage...the list sorta goes on and on. 'Well maybe we should try to find something before the tax incentive ends?' I said. 'Okay, yeah. We should at least start scoping the market to see what we find in our price range' Chris casually replied.
Our initial attitude was lax. We weren't hugely committed to moving out, but ideas of a home were bouncing around in our little heads. My acquaintance turned good friend Amanda mentioned she was interested in helping us find the perfect home. She works with The Judy Allen Team and is an extremely bright gal (not to mention CUTE). Have you seen her, guys?
Forgive the tangents. It's late.
Anyway, we let her know our requirements (and there were LOTS) for a home and she went to town. Literally. This girl, along with Judy herself, was more committed to finding our perfect home than WE were. I started feeling guilty because home after home, appointment after appointment, Chris had complaints and reasons to not buy these gorgeous houses Amanda was showing. (What? Chris doesn't go near this blog so I am allowed to blame him.) Nonetheless, time was running out (for the tax credit) and our lives continued to get busier. First we got engaged, then the disappointing wedding venue news, then my less-than-perfect work situation. We had pretty much given up on the idea of owning anytime soon. Then, Amanda and Judy to the rescue. This is her actual email to me sent on February 9th, 2010.
Subject line: LOVE THESE!!!
I have been doing a bunch of research for you guys on these new townhomes now that I am out of my morning meeting. They have a little patio that will be secluded with a 6' tan vinyl fence... perfect for the pups!
I have attached a price list for The Village at Old Farm. Looks like the Mckinley would work best for your needs. It has 1705 finished square feet, with 3 bedrooms and a 2 car garage. Great location! Let me know what you think and we can set-up a reservation to meet with a representative.
Talk to you soon lady!
Her enthusiasm and use of exclamation points is kind of adorable. It got me excited to go check this place out. And, lo and behold, these were it. A place for the pups: check. A 2-car garage: check. LOTSA space: check. No yard work required: check.
Their help didn't stop there. They met with us for walk-throughs, held our hands at contract signing and sat front row at the closing. See? There are pictures to prove it.
Taken with permission from Chis and Crystal Ross's Blog.
To Whom it May Concern;
Judy Allen is and has always been an exceptional Realtor. Judy goes above and beyond what is required of an Agent.
When she was a single Mother of three children, it was not unusual for her to be helping one of her clients, packing, loading vehicles, or anything they needed to make the move out or move in the very best experience.
Judy knows from experience how stressful buying or selling a home can be, so she is there every step of the way.
If you want or need an exceptional person and Agent to guide you through this process, you need look no further than Judy Allen for the very best in the West. (or anywhere).
Sincerely; L. Diane Dixon