Scott and Amanda were moving to Stapleton from Tacoma, Washington. Should I help these Seahawks fans move to the neighborhood? That was my first thought, but they were such a nice family I figured they’d make a good addition to the area despite their poor taste in football teams.
After checking out a few options they quickly zoned in on building a “Poppy” model with Standard Pacific Homes (now known as “CalAtlantic Homes”)
They were still living in Tacoma throughout the entire process but were able to manage the new build process long distance. They, along with their 4 young boys, are now happily moved into their new home in Willow Park East! Here is what they had to say about building their new home from out of state using Focus Real Estate as their buyer’s agent:
“When we were starting to plan our out-of-state move to Denver, some friends recommended we get in touch with Joe Philiips. They had used him when they bought their home a year or so earlier. We did, indeed, enlist Joe’s help, and we certainly needed much help! As buyers from out-of-state, we had almost no familiarity with the local real estate market, nor any significant familiarity with Denver on the whole. Lucky for us, Joe does!! At the outset, we were not even sure if we wanted to buy a resale or new construction. This was no problem at all for Joe; he helped us prioritize the needs and wants of our family where this particular move was concerned and we ultimately decided to seek out new construction. While our family had bought a home before, we had never gone through the process of having a home built—-in an entirely different state, no less! But thankfully, we felt totally comfortable doing just that because we had Joe Phillips lighting the way for us. Joe kept in constant contact with us throughout the process, which went a long way to put us at ease, as we were many miles away. And as this was a brand new endeavor for us, we had a million questions. Joe always had the answers—–and he was timely in his communications!! I really do not think we would have felt so comfortable building a home in another state had it not been for Joe. He did everything we asked him to do, but he didn’t stop there. Joe met with builders on our behalf, took weekly pictures of our home, provided us with complimentary design services, and even provided us with contacts for inspections, mortgage lenders, interior painting, and window treatments! He is an amazing and knowledgeable resource! And he kept things running smoothly because he was always on top of everything! Joe works for his clients as hard as though he is buying or selling his own home—-that is the level of dedication from start to finish when you enlist his help! At the same time we were building our Stapleton home, we were selling our other home with another realtor. The difference between the two realtors was stark: Joe was so on top of things and we always felt “in the know;” the realtor who was helping us sell our house left us feeling like we were constantly in the dark and we had a difficult time relaxing or even trusting her. Her shortcomings definitely highlighted Joe’s strengths as a real estate professional! We would recommend Joe to anyone and everyone! We could not be more pleased with his dedication to us and to our new home, and we truly were impressed with his communication style and his expertise. He is a professional in every sense of the word!” – Scott and Amanda W, Willow Park East, Stapleton