After many years of visiting St. John, we decided in 2012 to purchase a property there. We did as much research online as possible. We emailed one of the realty websites with some questions, and Tammy responded. She helped us come up with a list of criteria that were important to us.
In June 2012, we rented a house on St. John and spent a lovely week there with our family. During that week, Tammy took us to look at a number of properties that met our criteria and which we had vetted online to the extent possible. Often there are challenges with a property that aren’t evident until you actually see it; in our case, none of the condos we visited were a great fit for our needs. After spending two days showing us various properties, Tammy urged us to look at a condo that did not meet all of our criteria, but she felt we would like it anyway. One visit and we knew this was the condo we should buy. Tammy skillfully guided us through negotiations with the owner, through the extensive paperwork involved with purchasing a home, and helped us set up property insurance and utilities.
Furnishing our unfurnished condo would have been difficult and painful without having an agent on-island. Tammy’s help was invaluable to us. We shipped furniture from our hometown, near Indianapolis, to our new condo on St. John. Tammy received our furniture from the shipping company, arranged for it to be delivered to our condo, and oversaw the process of assembling the pieces and placing them correctly in the various rooms. All we had to do was pay for it. When we arrived on St. John for our first stay as new owners of our condo, it was clean, fresh and ready to be lived in.
When we are off-island, Tammy manages our property: she has it cleaned regularly and puts up and takes down hurricane shutters when appropriate. We let her know in advance when we or other guests will visit, and she makes sure everything is ready to go.
Through the process of buying and furnishing the property, Tammy has become a good friend. She has our complete trust, and we hope to continue working with her for many years. We wholeheartedly and enthusiastically recommend Tammy Donnelly as a realtor and property manager. ”