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I recently moved with my large family (Mom/Dad + 3 young kids + grandparent) to the Olympia-Lacey area after nearly 12 years of military life abroad, and 20 years after our last home purchase. Phil Sharp and team were recommended to us by a colleague, and I can say without reservation that Phil's team was the single best resource for our both our successful home purchase and integration into the area. Phil leads an incredible team that includes his lovely wife Gail and his assistant Stephanie. We could not have asked for a nicer or more qualified group to assist us.
We fully acknowledge we had special, "high-maintenance" requirements -- we wanted a pet- and livestock-friendly rural setting within certain school districts, while also having quick access to services and a reasonable commute time. Our needs changed even more at the last minute, as we took in an aging extended family member. Phil and his team took it all in stride, researching and filtering behind the scenes to find candidate properties well in advance of our arrival. They were especially internet-saavy, providing us a nice web-based tool that allowed us to review, discard, and "favorite" potential properties. They kept us updated regularly through email and phone. In hindsight, we were able to do 80%+ of our shopping and research prior to arrival.
Once we arrived after a long international flight, Phil and his team were prepared for us to hit the ground running the very next day. After just two days of property visits that mostly confirmed what we'd already reviewed online, we were able to settle on an ideal property that met all of our special requirements and more, and at a price that was well within our range. He advocated for us throughout the financing and closing process, resulting in a lightning-fast closing time. We were impressed with the constant communication, his common-sense approach, his organization, and his sharp attention to details. Phil's team definitely moves at "internet-speed" (many still do not) and is well-connected online within social media. Phil has fully transitioned to the new online real estate market.
In addition, we got to know Phil as a seasoned regional expert with career experience both within the military (retired Army First Sergeant) and successful local businessman. He gave us top-notch advice at every step on issues beyond simple home buying and ownership -- home maintenance, school considerations, contractor recommendations, farm and garden, shopping, and more. HIs trusted "life lessons" are serving us well as we adjust to our new life in the Pacific Northwest, and re-adjust back to living in the United States.
In closing, our family recommends Phil Sharp Homes in the strongest terms, for either military or other career-oriented families seeking the highest quality real estate options and representation in the Lacey, JBLM, or greater south Puget Sound region. We will certainly seek him out again for our next real estate need, whenever that might be.
Our family purchased a home in Washington while still living in Germany with the help of Phil and his associates. We wanted nothing more than to have a beautiful house waiting for us when we arrived at our new duty station. Buying a home "sight unseen" is not a recommended way to go about the process, but Phil and his associates made it worry-free. They were our eyes on the ground! Every question we asked was promptly answered and detailed information about every home we were interested in was provided to us. When we finally found a promising house, Phil was more than happy to visit the home repeatedly and take loads of pictures to send to us. We had a few hiccups with the seller along the way and Phil was not afraid to put his foot down so that we would not get taken advantage of. Now that we are living in the home, Phil and his team are still at the ready for anything we may need. I have worked with other realtors and I can say the knowledge, the advice, the guidance, and the overall concern for your best interest Phil's team displays is unbeatable.
Thanks again Phil!