We met Beth when we decided to pursue our dream of purchasing a vacation home on Orcas Island. We had many ideas of what we thought we wanted. She listened to all of our ideas and wishes, and found us several interesting properties to look at. She offered excellent suggestions about possibilities that we had not even considered. She enhanced our decision making process by pointing out details that we missed. When we did decide on a property she quickly processed all the paperwork. She kept us informed through the entire process. She responded to our many questions, quickly, answering our emails within a couple of hours at the longest. This was so important since we are not local and had to do much over the internet/email etc. She is simply the best real estate agent we have ever worked with.
When you think of the qualities that make the ideal real estate agent – Beth is the complete package. We trusted her from the start. We found working with her a joy and felt she was always there to help through every step of the purchasing process. She emanates a sense of dependability that makes you feel secure during what is, no question, a very involved process. Beth is a true professional in every sense of the word, and puts her clients interest far above her own. With our purchase she was attentive to every detail and always displayed an incredible eagerness to minimize efforts on our part. (This was especially appreciated as we were buyers from out of state – with out-of-state sellers as well). She was happy to work with contractors and schedule work on our behalf. Communication was always thorough and well detailed. For example, she arranged with contractors to locate and test an abandon well for supply and purity [which meant working with the County’s electric company to have power turned on]. She made sure the property was buildable by insuring we had an approved septic design, she combed County records for what might have been a hidden drainage pipe, (even contacted a neighbor to further verify). She also put us in direct contact with specific individuals at the water utility company who had the expertise to answers questions we had regarding future water services to the property; she even supplied aerial photos. Then, even after the sale had been finalized, she had her husband remove an ugly sign that was solidly bolted to a fir tree on the property; then emailed us pictures showing that the sign had been removed. (Sometimes it’s the little things.) To illustrate her professionalism further, after all the “i’s” had been dotted and the “t’s” crossed; she informed us that when we got ready to build she would put us in contact with reputable contractors, even assist and guide us through the maze of county permits. Whoa! … And we’re from out of state… Oh! And we should mention, escrow closing was a breeze. She’s good, really good. We would be very happy to give Beth our highest recommendation for anyone looking to buy or sell a property. Her in-depth knowledge and her many professional and personal contacts puts her in a desirable position to take advantage of opportunities for her clients which other Realtors can only aspire to. This by itself sets Beth apart from other Realtors.