We have been dreaming of moving ever since things started going sour with our Management company with our rental. We had never rented before, but after losing my job and a long fight with Bank of America who could not keep their sh** together or organized, loan modification on our home was a loss, the short sale situation was a huge joke as well since the bank refused to accept any reasonable offers, when it finally foreclosed the bank received less at auction than the offers they had rejected for the short sale.
Moving down the street into a rental seemed like our best option at the time, keep from changing the kids school in the middle of the school year and we ended up renting a nice house… until we were burglarized right before Christmas. Talk about a kick in the gut. I felt horrible… to come home with my front door wide open, presents ransacked, guitars, TVs, PlayStation all GONE. Rental insurance…NO.
To make matters worse Real Property Management our management company were very insensitive about the whole situation, their glass company took 7 trips to finally secure the broken window properly. Then accusing my husband of breaking it when they hadn’t fixed it properly and he opened it up with 2 fingers. I guess I married the Incredible Hulk. That was just the beginning of the frustrations with the management company. You would think they would want to be nice to the renters that paid their bills on time and didn’t trash the house…
Onward to more positivity! My new home shown above 3 car garage, swimming pool perfect layout… All thanks to my wonderful realtor who made it all happen. Derek Silvey of Royal Real Estate Services if you are thinking about moving to Arizona, this is the guy you want to be in contact with. He knows his stuff and he is great company!! He definitely had our personal interests in mind and went out of his way to ensure we didn’t have any extra costs or hassle. It was really a great experiance working with him and I can’t say that about any other realtors I have worked with. He sent us dinner the first night we were moving in, being mid summer in Arizona and just my husband, my 12 year old son and I unloading a 26′ truck, we certainly had our work cut out for us and I had no thought of dinner, so it was fantastic that he was thinking of us even after the transaction was completed. A few days later he called to check up on us and see how we were liking the house. Now this is one smart realtor! Word of mouth is huge and he sure will get it from me.
My lender Dylan James from Lendsmart also deserves mention as he kept up with my questions and answered them quickly while fighting through the USDA process to get us approved, even when things got hairy he took care of us giving us lender credit so we didn’t have to pay any additional out of pocket when the second appraisal came back. We even ended up with a free home warranty out of it!!
So, here we are settling in our quiet neighborhood, outside of the city and loving it!! Thanks to all those who helped to get us here.