In November of 2013, my husband and I found ourselves in a precarious living situation. Not only had we just found a black mold infestation in the house we were renting, we were also informed that the farm it was located on was in danger of becoming bank-owned and we would need to relocate ourselves and our small herd of animals as soon as possible.
I immediately called one of my closest friends, who happens to also be a former neighbor and Fort Bragg area native, for a real estate agent reference. Without a moment of thought, she recommended Tracy Davis-Gibson of Connell Real Estate and further explained that her family had used Ms. Davis-Gibson for the sale as well as the purchase of many homes over the years. Tracy had her greatest confidence and not a poor word could be said of her or her business practices - a rarity in this area for any business or business person. I then asked another close friend and Raeford-area farmer for his opinion of Ms. Davis-Gibson and Connell Real Estate. She also had his highest recommendation, as he had known her business as well as her family for many years and she possessed an excellent reputation throughout the community.
It was a late Sunday evening when I called the number my friend had given me, expecting an office answering machine. To my surprise, Tracy answered immediately. It was her personal number. Despite the slightly embarrasing time and day, she was incredibly gracious and provided me with the number to a local lender who she highly recommended that would be able to pre-approve our family for a loan in order to expedite the home-buying process. The next morning, Tracy provided me with an thorough list of the houses in the area that met our criteria. I was immediately grateful and impressed at how quickly she began working to find us a new home.
Our entire experience with Tracy Davis-Gibson was never less than stellar. She searched high and low all over the Fort Bragg area for a home to meet our very specific criteria and was readily available to show us homes. Her knowledge of the market was astounding, the business affiliates she referred us to (to include the lender, lawyer, and so on) were not only incredibly efficient, fast and professional, but they were all very personable and fun to work with. We were buying our first home as well as our first hobby farm and, though the process was a bit daunting, Tracy was there every step of the way to help us understand what was going on and what needed to happen. She was proactive, always professional but warm, and there was never an e-mail, phone call, or text message that wasn't immediately answered. She fought for us tooth and nail when it came time to close on our house – down to the refund of the $40 well-water test. We are still amazed at what an incredible real estate agent we were blessed with and couldn't imagine going through that process with anyone else. Not only were we able to find the perfect home and small farm for our growing family, but my husband and I both genuinely enjoyed working with Tracy, her staff, and business affiliates. We look forward to working with her again in the future and will excitedly refer all of our friends, both military and local, to Connell Real Estate without hesitation. Thanks, Tracy!