We did what would be considered ridiculous 10 years ago-- bought a house without actually visiting it in person, and Tricia and Bob helped make that happen!!!
Let me explain....We are retired military/ Dept of Defense civilians who lived in Europe and Asia for the last 13 years, and it finally became time for us to return to CONUS (continental US for you non-DoD types). Our timeline did not enable us to make a house hunting trip to C'ville before our move date. So we did extensive research on Zillow, and the county website, and contacted Tricia and Bob. They lept at the challenge. We had a list, and Tricia would visit the houses we were considering in the Morning (evening in Germany) using FaceTime to show us virtually what was right and wrong about the various houses we were considering. We finally chose the one that best met our needs, and are very happy with the results. She referred us to a great inspector who found things that needed to get done which gave us more confidence, and the closing date, which relied on Powers of Attorney, went smoothly.
This was a unique and challenging house purchase and move, and while seeing the houses in person is the ideal, it just couldn't happen in our case.
Two things enabled us to do this with confidence -- modern technology (internet and FaceTime) and a professional, committed real estate agent who gave us honest assessments, showed ultimate flexibility, and was there every step of the way.
We couldn't have asked for a better realtor. Tricia was proactive in getting to know us and our needs/priorities, energetic about finding new properties to look at, and very patient with us as we made changes to our list of wants and needs. She has impressive knowledge of the Charlottesville area and was very honest with us about the pros and cons of each neighborhood and house that we looked at. At no point did I worry that she was putting a commission over our happiness and satisfaction. Even after the transaction was complete, she has been phenomenally helpful with making our transition more smooth, helping us navigate the many utilities, property maintenance, etc. I would absolutely recommend Tricia to anyone in need of a realtor.
Dr. Ben Isakson & Dr. Jeanine Staples
As a first time home buyer, I was apprehensive about the trials & tribulations of embarking on the biggest investment of my life. As a busy professional who spends most of my time out of state, I was even more so. Bob & Tricia went above & beyond to ensure I was confident in my choice and well supported throughout the process. You can partner with them in confidence! Thank you again to both of you for everything
Choosing Bob and Tricia to represent me as a buyer was one of the best decisions I made in my home buying process. As a 24 year old, first time home buyer, my knowledge of the process was limited to say the least. Bob and Tricia’s knowledge of the process, however, was beyond masterful and I was so blessed to have this team guide me every step of the way. I had an irregular work schedule and they went above and beyond to be available whenever I needed them. They truly were a pleasure to work with, and I couldn’t have asked for anything more out of them. I’ve been in my home for almost two months now and I couldn’t be happier. Choosing Bob and Tricia for your real estate needs will be a choice that you won’t regret. They were perfect!Tricia is wonderful to work with. She is very knowledgeable about real estate. She is wonderful at listening to your needs and finding homes to match them. She always returns your calls promptly and is willing to answer any question – big or small. I would definitely use her again if I needed a local real estate agent!
Bob & Tricia were great to work with. I lived in a different state and they were tremendous helps getting everything done and saving me on travel time. They are knowledgeable, quick to respond and there to answer my questions whenever I needed. They helped make a task I wasn’t looking forward to(selling a home while living in a different state) manageable and quicker to be sold and closed than I had expected. I would highly recommend contacting them to help buy or sell a home.
Tricia is wonderful to work with. She is very knowledgeable about real estate. She is wonderful at listening to your needs and finding homes to match them. She always returns your calls promptly and is willing to answer any question – big or small. I would definitely use her again if I needed a local real estate agent!
We think the Traugotts are just great! Not only did they help us find the perfect house when we were relocating from Northern Virginia but they also helped us find an experienced realtor to sell our existing home. The move is stressful, but Trish and Bob were most helpful in providing us with recommendations of excellent providers for whatever service we needed
Norm and Sara Riggins
Bob and Tricia’s knowledge of the area, ability to spot construction flaws and years of real estate experience was very helpful. They were really nice people who genuinely wanted us to buy the right home. They were very patient.
Kevin and Lisa Coldren
When we decided to sell our house in Virginia, we called Bob and Tricia Traugott. They came over right away and discussed our needs and desires. Within a day or two they came back with a written, comprehensive analysis of our house and similar ones in our area. They guided us through the showing and selling process, but were always there for us when we had questions and needed additional guidance. They even attended the closing of our house with us and made that process more comfortable and understandable. They made what could have been a difficult period of time a more pleasant one. We would and have recommended Bob and Tricia to everyone!
Paul & Norma Voels
Tricia is the best!! We found out we had to move down to Charlottesville over a year before we were ready to buy. She was put up with us for that long, and she emailed us new house listings the entire time. When the time came to buy a house Tricia and Bob (her partner in crime) were so wonderful. Took us through all the houses, helped us with what we needed to look for (since we didn’t know much). When we decided on a house to buy, the owners had no Real Estate Agent, and they really went above and beyond helping the current owner and us through the whole process. Not only do they do an amazing job, but Tricia and Bob are so personable and friendly. I would recommend them in a heartbeat. Thanks for all you do Tricia!!
Keri and Scott Tifft