Award Winning Real Estate Team

Dr. Shep Praises The Choose A Home Team With 25+ Smooth Transactions.

Several years ago, I traveled to Virginia Beach to visit the area for a second time. The purpose of my visit was to see what might be available in my quest for the perfect retirement house to purchase.

Gerry Goodman, a friend of mine who is a realtor in Orange County, California, recommended a realtor named Don Maclary and The Choose A Home Team to assist with my house purchase. Then with William E Wood and Associates that has since merged with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.

Before traveling to Virginia Beach from Sacramento, California, I contacted Don, told him my goal, and arranged to meet with him. Every morning at 8 a.m., Don showed up at the timeshare at the beach where I was staying and took me out for the day. Sometimes  even in the evening, to get an idea of the community and the neighborhoods, as well as the homes.

I wanted to have a place with a water view.

We looked at homes on the Atlantic Ocean, on Chesapeake Bay, on the Wolfsnare River, on local lakes, on creeks, on flood run-off streams, and on water holes on golf courses. This amazing realtor “gets inside your head” and figures out what you want, then finds it for you.

Although my original intent had been to just look around for the four days I was in Virginia Beach.

Three days went by and Don had found two of exactly what I wanted! The homes were in different neighborhoods, so I picked the more traditional area, with lots of trees. Now I have a ranch house on a lake, with a dock, as well as a Jacuzzi outdoors. It’s almost like being in a bird sanctuary! It is in a cul de sac, so I feel that my grandchildren will be safe from traffic when they visit.

A few times a year, I travel from my work in Sacramento to my retirement home in Virginia Beach. Where I am happy to be  joined by my family for holidays and family celebrations. Most of the year, the lake house is rented out, so this investment literally pays for itself. When I am ready to retire and make it my permanent home, it will be waiting for me.

Don Maclary is the most thorough, competent, knowledgeable realtor I have ever encountered. This is true whether you are looking for a vacation home or a weekly rental, as well as your forever house to purchase in Coastal Virginia. He answers his phone! If not immediately available, he lets you know he will be right with you. He takes the time to talk with people, and you feel as if you are the only client he has. Meanwhile, he and his team are winning awards for their achievements and their many satisfied customers. If a realtor does not provide quality service he or she is not on Don’s team.

 Don is seldom out of town.

However, when he does leave town he always has a back-up team member who will effectively service the needs of a client in his absence. After all, he does leave the area to go on the reward trips provided for high achievers in his company, the largest in the area, Howard Hanna! When you complete a deal with Don Maclary that is not the end of the relationship. If you ever need assistance with which repair person or handy man to use, or which restaurant to enjoy, or what sights to see, the best beaches, etc., you can always call on Don. He is a man of many talents. With his creative, divergent thinking, he can imagine different ways people can adapt various homes to their needs, ultimately providing them with their perfect place to own. On a rating scale of 1 to 5, Don Maclary scores a 10!

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Coastal Virginia Beach Vacation

Vacation in Virginia Beach this summer in a family friendly vacation spot.

Virginia Beach is packed with oceanfront hotels along the huge concrete boardwalk with all kinds of Free Entertainment, Parks,Music, Movies for kids on the beach at night, Magic Shows and much more.

Not far from the resort area there are many other nearby things for every family member to enjoy. A few examples are Charter Fishing, Jet Skiing, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Golfing choices including Top Golf, Indoor Skydiving, Para-sailing, as well as Dolphin Tours, Ocean Breeze Water Park, Go Carting, The Boardwalk Art Show, and many others – I am sure that I did not include anywhere near all of them.

Now, if by chance the busy boardwalk is not for your family, Virginia Beach has multiple Camp Ground Locations for the budget vacation. Of course a favorite is, for example, a Large Private Beach Home where multiple families can share the cost.

The Vacation Investor.

Some families who live within 200 miles of the beach and go this route, purchase one as a second home and block out the weeks they want for themselves and rent the remaining weeks to other families. This option makes a great investment for the future by having a low cost place for the family with other families paying your mortgage. If you think about it that is why so many are available for rent.

January is when reservations start rolling in for the summer, and some guests even reserve the same week for the following year before they go home. Make your reservations early – some places offer early bird discounts!

Have you thought about purchasing a Vacation Beach Home?

Get in touch with one of The Choose A Home Team Realtors today! We would love to meet with you and show you what is available that fits your needs. Some of our clients like small one or two bedroom condos where the cost is low, and let the family share it at different times during the summer. Splitting time depending on who has time off. Others, especially those from the DC, Maryland and Richmond area, often buy the larger beach properties at what we refer to in Virginia Beach as the North End (quiet and above the resort strip), Croatan (commonly referred to as the quiet family oriented Locals Beach), Chic’s Beach on the Chesapeake Bay, and for those that want to be away from it all, Sandbridge Beach.

Retiring in a few years? Why not buy a second or an investment home at the beach now?

Coastal Virginia Beach Vacation2019-05-31T16:39:13+00:00