"From Lobsterman to Mountain-Man"

Meet the Bergquists - Ben and Terry were both raised in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and had the luxury of having the Atlantic ocean in their backyard and although they loved it, they shared the dream of someday living in the mountains. 

Ben was a second generation commercial lobsterman for 30 years and after selling the business and raising their girls they decided that 2022 was the year to make the move. 

Their problem - Their biggest concern was finding a home in an area that allowed them to live somewhere beautiful, as well as have access to work and modern conveniences all while staying within their budget. After taking an extended vacation around Idaho they loved the Driggs, Victor and McCall areas but were amazed by the variety of activities, accessibility of recreation, natural beauty and temperate climate of Boise. 

Meeting Realtor John West - They initially came into contact with West Real Estate Group when they called the office inquiring about a house for sale in the North End. John West happened to answer the phone and they were immediately impressed with the educational approach he took to explain the current housing market. He presented logical explanations for the exploding housing costs in Boise and provided realistic expectations as they considered putting in an offer on the home (which they didn’t end up doing). His professionalism paired with his listening skills and deep familiarity of the current housing market made it an easy decision to move forward with him as their agent.

Getting the job done - Ben and Terry immediately knew that the entire team at West Real Estate Group was committed to finding them the right home despite their evolving needs. 

They appreciated the company’s updated technology and the daily listings alerts they received via email. They continually felt that their best interests were being considered and when the right house popped up on the market they were confident to move forward with a strong offer in their desired neighborhood.

Once their offer was accepted, the team at West Real Estate Group went to work on the contract to close process. Every email and call reduced their stress about their decision to buy and make the move across the country. 

The Bergquists now own a home that allows them to start living out their dream. They truly have the best of both worlds, owning a low maintenance home in Boise, with future plans to build a house in McCall and one day truly live in the mountains. 

Advice from the Bergquist's - “Anyone buying a home in this current market should find an office that provides as much guidance, education and professionalism as West Real Estate Group. It is a relationship of trust, and knowing that your Realtor genuinely understands your needs, as well as market trends is critical. Use your instincts to find an office like West Real Estate Group that makes you feel like you are in the best possible hands from start to finish. Finding an agent that you genuinely like, trust, and respect is also important.”

Fun Story
Ben and Terry sent John and his family four gigantic lobsters in the mail. Not knowing much about lobsters they quickly discovered that they were ALIVE and needed cooked ASAP. The family, especially the 2 and 5 year old girls had so much fun playing with the lobsters on the floor prior to them enjoying a delicious meal.
It was a memory that they will never forget!
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