It Wasn’t Clickbait — We Really Bought a House Without Seeing It First

Although we’re real estate experts, we were still fish out of water when trying to buy a home somewhere we weren’t familiar with. What’s the best neighborhood? Where’s the nearest grocery store? Are there any properties we should avoid because all the local kids claim it’s haunted?

And because we are still living and working in Maine, we weren’t able to do a lot of house hunting ourselves. That is why it was so important to work with Realtors like Christy and Gus, whom we could trust to steer us in the right direction. They would send potential listings to us, and we would do the same. If they felt a property wouldn’t meet all our needs, they would let us know and suggest a different one (which is an indicator the Realtors you’re working with care more about finding you the right home, and not just making a sale). Being able to rely on them made a world of difference to us!

Christy and Gus were as dedicated to the search as we were, and when we found a house we liked that they thought would be a perfect fit for us, they dropped everything they were doing to see it. They even took us on a video tour! Because we trusted them, their local knowledge and their real estate experience, we felt confident to decide to purchase without seeing the place in person. Even though they were going on vacation the next day, they rallied to put in an offer that same evening. (Spoiler alert: it was accepted!)

We wouldn’t have been able to do this without their help, and we’re so grateful to them. It was eye-opening to be on the other side of things, because we’re usually the ones doing this for our clients! Being able to experience the dedication Christy and Gus had for us made us even more motivated to do the same thing for our clients, whether they’re “just down the road apiece” or “from away.”

If we’ve inspired you to do something similar, we’d love to have you as neighbors when we retire (someday!). Reach out to Christy and Gus to learn how you can purchase your Georgia retirement home with a STR mortgage by emailing [email protected].

If we’ve inspired you to do the same thing but on the coast of Maine, give us a call at 207-542-0412 or 207-450-4514, send an email to [email protected], or fill out the form on our website to tell us what you’re looking for.

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