Caitlyn was great to work with.
This is in response to your letter in reference to me working with Caitlyn Hawkins to purchase a home in St Johns, FL.
With regard to feedback, it was a painless experience in all respects. This was the 3rd home I have purchased and it was the easiest of the three and you would think it would be more complicated because it was a long distance purchase. I live in Virginia and other than one trip to view properties and put a contract on the home, everything was done through the main, email, fax and phone. Somewhat of a virtual home purchase.
I don’t have Facebook but I would like to provide feedback on the agent I worked with, Caitlyn Hawkins. First, a friend that had worked with Davidson Reality in the past referred me to your agency and I was ultimately referred to Caitlyn. The agent he worked with was no longer there. Initially, I was interested in learning the details on a foreclosed home next to my friend’s home. Nothing materialized there so Caitlyn offered to send me other listings based on the information I provided her about what I was looking for. I picked out several listings and scheduled a trip to FL in early April. Caitlyn cleared her calendar and spent a couple of days showing me the various listings. She was knowledgeable of the area. I put an offer on one home but the seller accepted another offer. The only other offer I made was on the home I ultimately purchased. With both offers, Caitlyn clearly explained the contract documentation and provided advice on the offer. Through the negotiation she kept me aware of all dealings with the seller and their agent. Throughout me dealings with her, Caitlyn was pleasant, professional, timely and provided thorough responses to all my questions. She referred me to a lender, Bank of England and helped me with the mortgage process as well. Essentially knowing I was not there she helped me every step of the way, to include providing a checklist and taking care of other matters (e.g., home inspection) in my absence, contacting the home owners association and even meeting with the housing development’s security folks so I could gain gate access.
I made the offer on April 11 and closed on June 3rd, all went smoothly. Caitlyn was great to work with. Should the opportunity come up, I will definitely recommend Caitlyn and Davidson Reality. She made a good impression on my friends in the area so I’m sure they would recommend Caitlyn and Davidson Realty as well.
- Bob Starks, 2014