She found our dream home and respected our financial limits. – Gary and Pam Hoogvliet

This is not the place to say this but… I don’t really like Real Estate People. They scare me. Whenever I’m selling a house, the market is always depressed, our home is not what the market wants, it’s in the wrong area, doesn’t have enough bedrooms….you know the story. Then when it comes time to buy the pressure is really on. The market is “hot”. There are five people lined up if you don’t sign. They need to talk to you so often you think of giving them the spare bedroom to make life easier:

But then there’s Tara Lyons. Nearly as tall as me, half my age and wise beyond her years. As well as finding us our dream home she helped us with our rental accommodations, where to buy a car, sorted out the lawyer and even gave us a folder of business cards of people we might need. Tara told us her favourite restaurants, where to get the best deals on everything from toasters to a bed. She also told a couple of Kiwis about “Canadian Tire”.

While we were still in New Zealand she was in touch via email. It’s a tad twee to say it but I will anyway…”nothing was to much trouble”. We must have asked some pretty stupid questions, had some strange request but she was always there for us.

She found our dream home and respected our financial limits. She was always mindful of vendors and their situations and was incredibly professional. Ours may not have been the most expensive home she’s sold but she made us feel that it was our jewel.

We hope Tara will come over for supper one night. The home deal is done, however we hope the relationship is just beginning.

Oh…if and we sell, Tara will be the selling agent: You see I suspect she has hundreds of families who know that she will be able to find them their dream home…perhaps it will be ours.

Gary and Pam Hoogvliet