Claire and I want to thank you for your tremendous work on the sale of our home in Dollar Point and the close of escrow last Thursday. In the most difficult market anyone has experienced perhaps ever you ultimately maneuvered us through it almost effortlessly with your experience and professionalism. In the end you even helped us receive some additional money for the personal property we sold with the home that we hadn’t expected to get.
It’s hard to believe it was the summer of 1996 that some mutual friends, Doug and Janet Sherman, referred us to you to help us look for a vacation home at Lake Tahoe. After looking throughout that summer and early fall along the west and north shore as well as Incline Village, we found the perfect home that November in Dollar Point. After many good times there for five years we decided it was time for a larger home closer to the lake with our growing family and you helped us find another home two blocks away. You also made it that much easier by finding us a buyer for our existing home.
Ultimately our plans to retire at the lake changed and the distance became too great and we decided to sell. That was a couple of years ago and it also was when I made a big mistake. I knew the market was bad and I felt it might be better to use a realtor who was “more familiar” with Dollar Point. Again, when I shared that decision with you, you were totally professional despite your disappointment. Our experience with others couldn’t have been worse and it wasn’t until I called you late last year that the entire process started to get back on a positive track. Needless to say it only took a few months to generate an offer and another sixty days to close escrow.
I know your business started decades ago with your dad and I’ve always enjoyed working with the two of you as you are both such true gentlemen. It’s great to see the legacy continue now with your son. I really like the new marketing tools he has brought to the business and the utilization of the electronic media. It should help you reach a whole new world of people who will fall in love with the beauty of Lake Tahoe.
Thank you again and we look forward to visiting with you when we pass through Lake Tahoe in the future.