Are you considering buying a second home in the Adirondacks or considering the move here? As an Adirondack Realtor it’s not unusual for me to receive an anxious phone call from buyer’s interested in seeing a few properties at the last minute as they head out of town. When this happens, I do my best to spring in to action but it’s disappointing. Not because it is mildly inconvenient for me but because I know I am not able to provide the best customer service to these possible new clients. I am sure many agents feel this way; you aren’t successful in this business if you don’t have a strong urge to please people. This is a service industry after all. Most of our clients aren’t from the area and usually they are in town rather briefly, however rarely on a whim. Why not call a few days ahead of time and let me know what you are looking for? Since I work in this business full-time, it is likely that after a few questions I will think of several properties that meet your qualifications. Armed with your wish list and several days notice, I will make appointments, gather information, preview properties for you and take additional pictures if necessary. Before we head out to look at properties we can touch-base and make sure all the properties in question meet your criteria. You’re on vacation right? Why waste your time looking at properties that you would not consider if you had the right information?
Selecting properties is only half the battle, scheduling can also be a challenge. It is not unusual for a listed property to also be a rental. Cell phone service in the Adirondacks is still rather spotty, contacting tenants can be a little challenging. Accessibility in the winter provides yet another challenge and arrangements may need to be made to clear the driveway of snow. Please keep in mind a vacant/winterized structure can be 10 degrees colder than the temperature outside; high snow boots, gloves and several layers or clothing are highly recommended.