A loyal client recently asked about buying in Florida so I put him in touch with my colleague, George Coloney from RE/MAX Partners in Fort Lauderdale. I provide that "find an agent" service to those who ask and from the feedback I get, it's a much better way of getting a qualified Realtor than simply opening up the Yellow Pages, closing your eyes and pointing.
George doesn't work the Fort Myers area but he made a few calls and put me in touch with his associate there. After a few weeks of back and forth (emails, not plane rides), a condo townhouse was successfully purchased and check out the details:
Gated community 10 minutes to the beach, golf course, three pools, two restaurants, 1500 square feet, three bedrooms, two baths, parking and all for $120,000.00 U.S. Maintenance fee? How about $147.00 inclusive of everything except phone. It was a foreclosure that sold in 2005 for $265,000.00.
My client described the Realtor as providing excellent service. Her name is Jean Harvey at VIP Realty in Fort Myers. This isn't a RE/MAX affiliate and this is the first time I've not used a RE/MAX agent but I trusted George and it paid off. I stick to the RE/MAX brand when referring clients because it's more of a sure thing.