Have you been looking for that perfect home, but no luck? We searched for a larger home for nearly two years. With specific needs high on our list, we wouldn’t deviate for anything less. With the help of good friends, from Washington no less, we were given the name, Robin Kosmala. (Yes, their experience with her was so rewarding they are still friends!) Fine, we called her.
We filled her ears with all our wants and needs, showed her properties we had negotiated for, talked about what we were willing to do, knew our purchase and investment numbers, fluffed our serious feathers and she took it from there. Thinking we were diehard for our current location, we continued our search. Finally, she said to us, “If you would consider looking in a different area, I know I can find you what you want!” Okay, you’re on. She gave us some ideas and some direction, and we put together some addresses from listings, and spent an entire day looking out of our area. Wazoo! Right out of the chute we found it.
Now, you need to understand that we aren’t normal shoppers, we can make decisions, know what we want, know what is important to us, and don’t like a lot of messiness. We just want to get the job done! So, we find the diamond in the rough! We’re ready to go for our dream. Yep, it’s the ugly duckling on the block, empty for two years, part of an estate, seller has illusions of grandeur in their pricing, wallpaper on every square inch of the walls, brass fixtures, original appliances, and a totally dead yard.
Now for the test. We needed a good home inspector, a reliable and experienced contractor. Well, again, Robin came through. Thanks to her contacts, we were able to make a fair offer, and with her efficient management of a short escrow, we closed escrow in less than 30 days. Renovation started the next week.
We now have a beautiful home, among other like homes, everything Robin promised us was produced in a timely manner. She is amazingly friendly and well-connected in her industry which makes everything easier and move smoothly. After four months of renovation, a five month landscaping job, we are still the best of friends.
Who knew we were shopping in the wrong store all along? Only someone with real experience and the ability to treat people professionally while telling them what they really need to hear could have gotten us to the finish line. Robin Kosmala got us to the finish line of our dreams!
And by the way, she sold the home from which we wanted to move, in a snap! Robin is a real professional. We still talk about how hard she worked to get all of this accomplished!
Valerie Klassen Ret Head Dept of Correction/Professional Artist & Cook