Roofers, Glazers and Why I Have a Buyers Agent

Those of you in other parts of the country that regularly have that phenomenon known as weather may already know this, but it’s apparently very difficult to get a roofer or window glazer to return a phone call in the weeks following a massive hail storm. This is logical and illogical all at once – logical in as much as half of the Valley is looking for contractors to repair the damage, illogical in that nothing is going to turn off prospective clients faster than telling them no when they are looking for help.

This is one of the reasons why I took on a buyers’ agent earlier this year. Medical issues forced my hand but even with those in the rear-view mirror I still have a buyers’ agent available because my Canadian clients and others looking for winter homes all seem to descend on the Valley at the same time. And the last thing I want to tell someone is “no, I can’t help you” because my schedule’s already full. There may be times when I need to schedule two days out and there are many, many times when I’m not available on an hour or two’s notice – few professionals in few fields are.

But for those with even semi-reasonable expectations, we’re here to help … as we should be.

At its heart, real estate is a service business. And I want to make sure you’re getting a better service experience than Tobey and I are getting in trying to find a roofer or window guy.

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