Can I Give Erika 10 Stars?
5 out of 5 - by Marc S. on Mar 02, 2018
We first began to work with Erika remotely in January of 2016. We were living in Minnesota at the time and had been coming to the Orlando area for vacations since the late 80's. Our dream of relocating to the area was finally coming together, although, it would take almost two more years to realize as jobs and other issues took more time to play out than anticipated.
Our first official house hunting trip was in early April of 2016. We stayed at Disney World and spent several days with Erika, who picked us up and dropped us off at the hotel each day. We looked at areas from St. Cloud all the way around to Clermont. Even though we had done prior research over the years while in the area on vacations, relative to locations and builders, Erika was invaluable in bringing her expertise and local knowledge to the discussions we had, which helped to quickly narrow our choices, given our preferences.
We continued to stay in touch with Erika remotely over the next several months, and she was very helpful in continuing to update us with options and any relevant information that we should consider.
Our second house hunting trip to Orlando was in March of 2017. We again stayed at Disney World and spent a couple of days with Erika. By the end of that trip, we had narrowed our choice to a single builder and a particular new development in Clermont. Now, it was a matter of selling our home, which we did over that summer.
Once the house sold, we scheduled a short notice trip to Orlando and Erika was again, very helpful. We locked in to a new home to be built, signed a contract with the builder and Erika also helped us to find an apartment in the area, where we would live until the new house was ready. We moved to the apartment in mid-September of 2017.
During construction, Erika was incredibly helpful and was present for each of the builder meetings (post slab, pre drywall and two final walk throughs). Erika proactively participated in e-mail communications with the builder and mortgage financing group, and also coordinated three inspections with an independent inspector. That was all critical to a successful building process.
Finally, in late February 2018, time for closing came. Erika was present at the closing, having already reviewed the closing papers and related action items in advance to be sure that nothing was missed.
While this ended up being a two year process, I can't thank Erika enough for the incredible service, patience, expertise and support that she provided to us during that entire period. I can't imagine doing it without her.