Note From a Client

Jonathan Dalton, Phoenix Real Estate AgentA couple of weeks ago I discussed a client, “Stella”, who I had driven hither and yon to assist in finding a home. She ended up opting for a new build in Gilbert’s Power Ranch and made her return trip from Canada to the design center last weekend … right as the rain descended. So much for showing the husband the point of an Arizona winter home, right?

Stella dropped me a note yesterday which I thought I’d pass along … she seems to like the pseudonym so we’ll stick with it.

Hi Jonathan,

Stella here. LOL. I laughed when I ready that entry in your blog. I just came back from a whirlwind visit to pick colors and show my husband what we did. Fortunately he approves! We didn’t expect to need our rubber boots, but it’s certainly a preference to the cold, blowy, snowy return we’ve had back home. I know the locals were happy to have the moisture,  I was a little disappointed for [him] as I wanted to him to see it all with your glorious sunshine, but it didn’t interfere with what we needed to get done.

 It looks like we’ve timed things pretty well currency wise. The window was short and the dollar is headed back under par. I think it will stay there. Everyone who told us we were crazy… that we should wait as the market will continue to worsen is crazy in my opinion. A bird in the hand and all that… but then we have always been more conservative and risk aversive. We’re getting a house that we really like, as we want it, warrantied and the currency conversion basically paid for my flooring upgrade. Now I have to figure out insurance, security systems, banking, interior decorating and all the other essentials.

Anyways, just a short note to say thanks for your help. We’re still pretty excited about it all.

Thanks and all the best this holiday season. 

Has the window truly closed for Canadian buyers after a brief two-month interlude? I’ll have more thoughts on this in a bit.

In the interim, I have to say receiving notes like this is one of the things that keeps me in this business as others fall by the wayside in search of “real work.”

This is real work. It may not be the most financially rewarding at this point in time, but it’s real work nevertheless. Helping a buyer better understand their own needs and motivations as they search for just the right property, then helping them find that home … that’s hard to top.

[tags]Phoenix real estate, Power Ranch[/tags]

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at


  • Jay Thompson 10 years ago

    Your darn right it’s “real work”! And notes like that are pretty damn cool.

  • Malcolm Bradley 10 years ago

    As they say – it’s a tough job – but someone’s got to do it! Great story!

  • Jonathan Dalton 10 years ago

    Thanks, Malcolm and Jay …

    What really was cool was this one was completely unsolicited. Oh wait, am I supposed to tell people that we usually ask for such happy notes?