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A How-To Guide for Buying a house Out of State

Buying a house out of state can be a big bite for many of us. Some are even scared to try, and rightfully so. There are many things that can go wrong even when you are buying a house in your neighborhood, let alone somewhere far away. But, don’t be discouraged. If your mind is set on buying a property out of state, this guide will help you ensure the deal goes smoothly. 

Do a thorough research

It goes without saying that you should do thorough research before buying a home wherever you decide it should be. Don’t rely entirely on your real estate agent. Of course, he or she is there to help you find the best place for your relocation, but there are some things that should be doublechecked. Furthermore, there are some details about the neighborhood that not even your agent is familiar with. Google can lend a helping hand, you just have to know where to search. Arm yourself with patience and start browsing. There are many neighborhood guides that can be very helpful for getting to know a community of your interest. These guides are great because they tell you a lot about local crime rates, employment potential, weather, and economic stability

Always do thorough research before making any big decisions

Start early to avoid stress

Searching for a home to buy is stressful under the best of circumstances, but buying out of state can be incredibly stressful. A house is usually the most expensive thing that people buy, so the process should be performed with the utmost care. You can help yourself a lot by starting the search as early as possible. If you have decided to move, the ideal time to start searching for your new home is six months before the due date of your relocation. Three months is also a doable period, but don’t let yourself start a search later than that. 

Be careful when choosing an agent for buying a house out of state

When you decide to relocate out of state, you need to find a real estate agent who will do most of the work for you. And, there is a lot of work to be done. An international move often means a lot of paperwork, so some people are not sure whether they should hire a real estate agent or a lawyer when buying a property.

The best decision you can make is to hire a buyer’s agent in the state you are relocating to. Do not ask a listing agent to represent you since he or she will probably represent the seller. In that case, their job is to sell a certain property for the biggest amount of money and they only have the seller’s best interest in mind, not yours. So, you should choose a buyer’s agent

A good buyer’s agent is your biggest help

How do I choose a buyer’s agent for buying a house out of state?

The buyer’s agent is definitely a better option than a listing agent, but still, you shouldn’t pick one randomly. Instead, you can discuss it with a real estate agent in your present community. Find one that you trust and ask him/her to refer a colleague from the area you’ll be moving to. If the real estate agent is a member of the National Association of Realtors, he/she will have access to various databases. They can even see their colleagues’ success rates. By getting a referral, you can ensure that you do not become a victim of various realty scams. 

Hire a relocation specialist

Have you heard of relocation specialists? No, that is not the term used for professional movers such as Gibraltar Van Lines who can help you relocate wherever and whenever you feel like. A relocation specialist is a person who can help you with many aspects of your move. The only thing that they do not do is negotiate your home purchase. However, they can:

  • help you find a real estate agent to start home-hunting;
  • connect you to moving companies;
  • give you the necessary details about the education and employment system in your future home town;
  • help you sell and close on your current home which is an important part of the procedure you have to go through when buying a house out of state.

It is a common practice for companies that are relocating to hire relocation specialists. That is why many people do not know they are available to individuals as well.

Take a trip and get an inspection of your potential home if you can

If you are buying a house out of state you will probably not be able to go to every showing in person. What you can do is ask your agent to give you a virtual tour of the houses that you have shortlisted. Speaking of such tours, don’t fall for online virtual tours because they are usually a part of a moving scam. 

When the time comes for you to make an offer on the house, you should really make an effort and see everything in person. There are many things that even the best real estate agents will not notice. You will be able to feel the space, and that is something no virtual tour or agent’s descriptions can replace. And you wouldn’t want to make a mistake when making such a crucial decision as buying a house out of state, would you? 

Try to go and see the property you are interested in buying in person

Many sellers would work on some features that make their home sell faster while neglecting some major issues about their property. That is where a home inspection comes in handy. It might be a burden to your budget, but at least you will know what you are dealing with. 

Close on your current home first

If the out-of-state closing is scheduled on the same day as the closing on your current home, you might have a problem. The lender for your new house must receive a closing statement from the old one. The best thing you can do is schedule the closing on the new house a few days after the closing on your current one.

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available properties, please visit our website lakeofthewoodsvirginia.com

Country Home With Huge Lot of Land For Sale in Unionville, VA 22567! 22413 Constitution Hwy Offered at $262,500!

This home is Country living at its best. Over 7 acres of picturesque land, this beautiful home is filled with harwood floors, and a cathedral ceiling with a beam. The property can be, and has been used for horses in the past, and has a HUGE garden area, just ready and waiting! Centrally located to DC, Fredericksburg, and Richmond!

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available properties, please visit our website lakeofthewoodsvirginia.com

Sublime Home in Lake of the Woods, VA with 2 Master Bedrooms! 3715 Lakeview Pkwy, Offered at $379,900

You’ll love the fine features and room sizes that this amazing home offers! Two master bedrooms from which to choose: one on the main level and one on the upper. Gleaming hardwoods, chef’s kitchen with double oven and custom cabinetry for lots of extra storage, office, and finished lower level! Step outside onto the lush, beautifully maintained back yard with an irrigation system, to soak in the hot tub or to simply enjoy your own private oasis! Lake of the Woods offers anything and everything you could possibly want. Home to two lakes (the 550 acre main lake and a 35 acre “fishing lake”), a golf course, an equestrian center, a fire and rescue department, and a church all within the gates, Lake of the Woods simply has it all.

Whether your passion is boating, water skiing, kayaking, golfing, horseback riding, or simply taking in the breathtaking views from the clubhouse while enjoying a fabulous meal, from your own deck or yard, or from one of the beaches, you won’t be disappointed! Perhaps you’d like a game of bridge or volunteering your time and talents…Lake of the Woods offers more than 60 clubs and/or organizations from which you may choose to become involved. Located in Orange County, we are fortunate to enjoy low real estate taxes. Coupled with home prices ranging from the mid-$100,000 to over $2,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the perfect community for both full-time residents, as well as weekenders. But don’t take my word for it, please come see for yourself! I will gladly give you a tour of Lake of the Woods by boat and by car so that you may experience why I love Lake of the Woods! If you would like to learn more about this listing, click here!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

market stats 2018

September 2019 Market Statistics

In September, 24 homes sold in Lake of the Woods.
2 sold under $200,000; 9 sold between $200-250,000;
5 sold between $250-300,000; 4 sold between $300-400,000;
1 sold between $400-550,000; 2 sold between $550-$750,000; 1 sold above $750,000.

78 Active Listings for Sale
39 Homes Under Contract
237 Homes Sold since January 1, 2019.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

Unbelievable Architecture at 100 Aspen Ct, Lake of the Woods, VA 22508 Offered at $324,900!

This immaculately maintained gem has so much to offer: gleaming hardwood floors, kitchen island, granite countertops, sunroom, spectacular architecture, and so much more! There’s no doubt you will fall in love with the fine features. A private, gated, secured community, Lake of the Woods offers anything and everything you could possibly want. Home to two lakes (the 550 acre main lake and a 35 acre “fishing lake”), a golf course, an equestrian center, a fire and rescue department, and a church all within the gates, Lake of the Woods simply has it all. Whether your passion is boating, waterskiing, kayaking, golfing, horseback riding, or simply taking in the breathtaking views from the clubhouse while enjoying a fabulous meal, from your own deck or yard, or from one of the beaches, you won’t be disappointed! Perhaps you’d like a game of bridge or volunteering your time and talents…Lake of the Woods offers more than 60 clubs and/or organizations from which you may choose to become involved. Located in Orange County, we are fortunate to enjoy low real estate taxes. Coupled with home prices ranging from the mid-$100,000 to over $2,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the perfect community for both full-time residents, as well as weekenders. But don’t take my word for it, please come see for yourself! I will gladly give you a tour of Lake of the Woods by boat and by car so that you may experience why I love Lake of the Woods! Want to learn more about this property? Click here for more info!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

Massive Waterfront at 106 Madison Cir Lake of the Woods, VA 22508 UNDER CONTRACT!

This is it! With over 100 ft of waterfrontage, sandy beach, level lot, and freshly painted and carpeted, you will want to call this home “home!” Spending summer days swimming from the dock or sipping tea from the screened porch will create such great memories! In cooler temps, you’ll love cozying up by the fire in the living room while still enjoying the great views. Come live the lake like! A private, gated, secured community, Lake of the Woods offers anything and everything you could possibly want. Home to two lakes (the 550 acre main lake and a 35 acre “fishing lake”), a golf course, an equestrian center, a fire and rescue department, and a church all within the gates, Lake of the Woods simply has it all. Whether your passion is boating, waterskiing, kayaking, golfing, horseback riding, or simply taking in the breathtaking views from the clubhouse while enjoying a fabulous meal, from your own deck or yard, or from one of the beaches, you won’t be disappointed! Perhaps you’d like a game of bridge or volunteering your time and talents…Lake of the Woods offers more than 60 clubs and/or organizations from which you may choose to become involved. Located in Orange County, we are fortunate to enjoy low real estate taxes. Coupled with home prices ranging from the mid-$100,000s to over $2,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the perfect community for both full-time residents, as well as weekenders. But don’t take my word for it, please come see for yourself! I will gladly give you a tour of Lake of the Woods by boat and by car so that you may experience why I love Lake of the Woods! If you would like to learn more about this property, click here!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

Newly Renovated 307 Yorktown Blvd, Lake of the Woods, VA 22508 Offered at $229,900!

Meticulously renovated from top to bottom, you’ll fall in love with this masterpiece as soon as you enter! Stunning stone fireplace flanked by windows will wow you! Fine finishes accent every inch of this spectacular home that you will want to call your own. A private, gated, secured community, Lake of the Woods offers anything and everything you could possibly want. Home to two lakes (the 550 acre main lake and a 35 acre “fishing lake”), a golf course, an equestrian center, a fire and rescue department, and a church all within the gates, Lake of the Woods simply has it all. Whether your passion is boating, water skiing, kayaking, golfing, horseback riding, or simply taking in the breathtaking views from the clubhouse while enjoying a fabulous meal, from your own deck or yard, or from one of the beaches, you won’t be disappointed! Perhaps you’d like a game of bridge or volunteering your time and talents…Lake of the Woods offers more than 60 clubs and/or organizations from which you may choose to become involved. Located in Orange County, we are fortunate to enjoy low real estate taxes. Coupled with home prices ranging from the mid-$100,000s to over $2,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the perfect community for both full-time residents, as well as weekenders. But don’t take my word for it, please come see for yourself! I will gladly give you a tour of Lake of the Woods by boat and by car so that you may experience why I love Lake of the Woods! Did this gorgeous home catch your eye? If you would like to learn more about this property, click here!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

New Waterfront Listing! 2405 Lakeview Pkwy in Lake of the Woods, VA Offered at $389,900

You will just fall in love with this adorable home and it’s beautiful lake view! Kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Walk out onto the deck from Master bedroom to enjoy the view of the lake! A private, gated, secured community, Lake of the Woods offers anything and everything you could possibly want. Home to two lakes (the 550 acre main lake and a 35 acre “fishing lake”), a golf course, an equestrian center, a fire and rescue department, and a church all within the gates, Lake of the Woods simply has it all. Whether your passion is boating, water skiing, kayaking, golfing, horseback riding, or simply taking in the breathtaking views from the clubhouse while enjoying a fabulous meal, from your own deck or yard, or from one of the beaches, you won’t be disappointed! Perhaps you’d like a game of bridge or volunteering your time and talents…Lake of the Woods offers more than 60 clubs and/or organizations from which you may choose to become involved. Located in Orange County, we are fortunate to enjoy low real estate taxes. Coupled with home prices ranging from the mid-$100,000 to over $2,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the perfect community for both full-time residents, as well as weekenders. But don’t take my word for it, please come see for yourself! I will gladly give you a tour of Lake of the Woods by boat and by car so that you may experience why I love Lake of the Woods! If you would like more information about this property, be sure to click here!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

buyer reviews

Buyer Success Stories for Licata Group

“I would highly recommend for anyone to use Licata Group Keller Williams as a realtor as from start to finish our house went from bidding on to closing and ready to move in all within 36 days. The process with our realtor Dan Seiler was outstanding. I say let the Licata Group help you get in your dream home today. Sincerely, Two very happy home owners.”- T. Yarborough

“We cannot thank Lauren Cotton enough for all her work to make our purchase move smoothly. Her recommended affiliates such as Universal Title were also helpful in making the long distance transaction flawless. Lauren was always quick to respond to our emails. She is a wealth of knowledge. We have already suggested to our friends to check out LOW and Lauren!” -L. Shaw

“We recently bought our forever home! We worked with Dan Seiler! He went above and beyond for us and still is! We purchased our home on August 29th and Dan continues to check up on us and still helps us with all of our questions and concerns! He even brought us a house warming present! He’s definitely the best! Works with your budget and your needs! I highly recommended him!” -V. Tignor

“Keith and Jazmine worked extremely hard and fast to make my closing happen in a very tight schedule . They were excellent in answering all my emails and processing all the documentation to make sure the deal happens. Keith’s strategic advice were on point. Thank you Keith for coming to my rescue and helping me move the last few items from my old home into my new home. I am happier today because of their hard and diligent work. I have no doubt that I’m going to love being part of family here in LOW. Words may not capture my immense sense of gratitude to each, but I just want to say a heartfelt THANK YOU.” -G. Messier

“Lauren did a fantastic job of helping us to find our new home within a very short timeline. We only had 20 days left to find a new home because our house was already under contract. Lauren actually was able to get us the house we wanted the very first day after she started working for us. It was on a Friday and she worked diligently throughout the entire weekend until we had a ratified contract by Monday. She responded very quickly to all of our emails, phone calls and text messages. Lauren also made herself available personally to address each and every one of our needs. She goes the extra mile without wavering. I would strongly recommend Lauren without any reservations to anyone interested in having a top rated real estate professional represent them when it comes to buying a home.” -J. Woofter

“Thank you Pat, Lauren and Jazmine for all you did to help me buy my new house and rent the old house. You all are very professional, coordinate and communicate well; even while you were supposed to be on vacation! Great ethics and kindness to boot! Can’t thank you all enough.” -L. Novak

“We worked with Pat to find our retirement home in Lake of the Woods. She worked tirelessly and in the end we bought our home at the lake. Pat is like working with a very close friend.” – B. Kleindienst

“John was so wonderful and helped us find out dream waterfront home. He handled everything, great team at the Licata Group.” -C. Still

“Keith Neeley is phenomenal! Super knowledgeable and helped us get into our dream home! Amazing team at The Licata Group!!!” – A. Link

“We appreciated the advice on lake properties as well as the extra time given with the boat tour.” -J. Taylor

“Your staff was well-informed, accessible, pleasant, and helpful. All of you made the home buying process less stressful and easy. You helped us to find an excellent lender and made great recommendations for contractors along the way.” -D. Davies 

“They go the extra mile; not just with the house but all the information you need to settle in.” – M. Walser

“Mary Maurer was very professional, calm and reassuring during negotiations with the Sellers and when complications arose in the proposed financing. When our lender totally flaked out on us, Mary suggested an alternative who got us to closing in 10 days. I highly recommend her!” – W. Frost

“Keith exceeded expectations in communication, courtesy and professionalism and his overall experience was great!” B.Arnold

“What an incredible experience!! The Licata Group went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied and informed in all details of both selling and buying a home! We couldn’t have asked for a better team to guide us through this process. Everyone was very prompt in response to any questions we had!” -S. Basham

“Thank you to John for all his work on our behalf as we searched for and purchased our new home in LOW. We could not have asked for a more knowledgeable and responsive agent! Jazmine kept us in informed every step along the way from ratification to settlement. Everyone we met in the office was friendly and helpful. A great experience from start to finish! Thank you! ” -J. Heinz

Pat knows a great deal about Lake of the Woods and she made my purchasing experience smooth and pleasant. She’s very responsive to questions and her staff keeps things moving toward closing once I made the purchase. I would recommend Pat to anyone interested in finding a property in Lake of the Woods” -J. Moss

“The Licata team was outstanding, John was very patient and knowledgeable. He was responsive and truthful and pleasure to work with. We are thankful for him and his team’s service, they did a great job at making our purchase stress free.” -C. Hitt

“Mary Maurer is the best realtor l have ever dealt with. I had to sell a house in Nevada and buy a house in Virginia all at the same time, while recovering from major surgery. Mary showed many homes to my sister and brother-in-law until they found the perfect home for me. I cannot thank Mary enough for the excellent service and kindness she has shown to me and my family!” S. Lambert

“Dan was amazing and totally dealt with us in a way that we could have only dreamed of.” R. Johnson

“Everything was great! My experience with The Licata Group was very professional and personable. They are focused on customer service and their knowledge is excellent.” – B. Oravec

“Our experience with all of the Licata Group was very positive.” A. Smith

“The entire Licata Group made buying a different home and selling our current one a very positive experience. A shout out to Jazmine for going above and beyond more than once to make things go smoothly, even after both sales were complete. John patiently helped us find just the right house to purchase and then Pat was able to get our ‘old’ house sold even before the listing was finalized! Licata Group KNOWS the Lake!” – P. Archer

“My experience with the Licata Group was outstanding. You made a long distant sale so uncomplicated. John always made time for us even though our trips to VA were on short notice and short in duration. Because of his persistence and patience we finally ended up with a house we can truly be happy with. Jazmine made our transition to VA go smoothly providing us all information as needed. She went above and beyond, and we appreciate it. Thanks to all! “- The Smith’s

“Janice was super kind and friendly. We are very grateful for having us as realtor. She was very helpful and knowledgeable about the surrounding area. We couldn’t ask for a better realtor agent to help us find the forever home we were looking for. Thank you Janice J.”-S.Stetler

“Very patient, answered any and all questions and truly felt he had my best interests in mind. Always answered calls and emails right away, I would highly recommend to future homebuyers!” Molly

“Let me personally thank our agent Ms. Janice Johnston. She was professional, answered most of questions before we asked them and, went over and above to make, what can be a stressful experience, a pleasurable one.” The Birchett’s

“Our experience was excellent. Pleasant and professional.” The Clarks

“John always made time for us even though our trips to VA were on short notice and short in duration. Because of his persistence and patience we finally ended up with a house we can truly be happy with. Jazmine made our transition to VA go smoothly providing us all information as needed. She went above and beyond, and we appreciate it. Thanks to all!” – K.J. Smith

“Thorough, professional and efficient. Jazmine is terrific, never misses a beat. We purchased our current home and our past home from the Licata’s. Highly recommended.”- G Hodson

“I couldn’t have asked for better customer service from everyone. Jazmine was amazing! Janice also went above and beyond to keep me informed about what was available in the community. She then spent a lot of time with me and then my Mom educating me about the community and showing me around Lake of the Woods twice, so when John worked with Dominique and me on my third visit to the lake, I was already sold. John was really fun to work with too, and I look forward to that boat tour of the lake. We can’t wait to move in! Thank you to everyone at The Licata Group. I am so glad I chose you to work with in our search for the ideal lake property.”- B McGinn

“The Licata Group’s professionalism, courtesy and caring demeanor will never be forgotten. The complete staff was very expedient in responding to your needs.”- D Payne

“Our real estate rep John Licata and Jazmine were super in their attention to detail and in their patience for being with us as we searched for the right property for over a year. And, we found it. Their intimate knowledge of the area also resulted in their providing contacts with needed professionals in the areas of home management as well. John’s enthusiasm kept us coming back. Jazmine’s ability to find answers for all questions was such a help. I recommend them to anyone for first rate real estate service.”- The Elvgren’s

“I dealt primarily with Janice Johnson of the Licata group. She was knowledgeable, responsive and very nice and pleasant to work with. We got the house we were looking and closed without a hitch. The entire Licata group was very professional and responsive.” – The Kings

“Pat and John, it is so exciting to be a part of your community. Thank you both for all your work on selling our new home to us. Especially thank you for the beautiful swan photo canvas. There is a special place in our new home where it will be to remind us how fortunate we are to be surrounded by such beauty and great neighbors!” – The Lees
“Pat and John are THE best realtors! Nobody knows Lake of the Woods and Locust Grove like they do. They found out what we were looking for, helped us refine our requirements and then spent the time to get us exactly what we wanted at a great price. “- The Buckhouts

“The Licata group was outstanding to work with throughout our process of finding and purchasing a home in LOW. John and Pat were very patient with us as we got educated on what we wanted out of our future lake house and spent countless hours with us helping to determine what would work best for our family. The excellent reputation of the Licata group has been well earned and I give them my highest recommendation for anyone interested in buying or selling in the area.”-The McGarrigals

“Very respectful, patient in selecting a house for our needs. Well connected to her support groups who provided all our needs and questions. Well connected to the latest technical processes. Computerized applications and communications which saved us time and travel.”   -M.Potter

“Very friendly and professional. We were given advise on our offer and we heard back from the Licata Group so quickly. We were able to get the house of our dreams within a couple days. We would highly recommend them.” -Ms. Beck

“Pat and the Licata Team provided us with excellent service while we searched for, found and bought our dream lakefront home at Lake of the Woods. She and her husband John were patient with us as we searched over a two year period, always listening to what we were looking for, liked and didn’t like so they could fine-tune their searches. Once we found the house, Pat did a great job at walking us through the steps and providing us with constructive advice as to how to make our offer and subsequent counter-offers until we closed the deal. Pat was also very helpful providing names of general contractors and other professionals when we asked. We would strongly recommend Pat, John and the entire Licata Team.” -T. Vickery

“The Licata Group did an outstanding job from the first showing to closing! Throughout the entire process all members of the team were extremely helpful and highly responsive in answering all of our questions and concerns. Could not have asked for a smoother home buying process.” – Mr. Beck

“Their service exceeded expectations. With detail and patience, they carefully guided us through each step of the buying and selling process. And they were still available for help and referrals afterwards! Great people. A great company.” -Mrs. Reddick

“From start to finish, the most helpful, reassuring, informative home buying experience. That start to finish includes the “just looking” phase. This group has just the right amount of contact, wanting your business, yet not hounding you. Perfect experience!” -Ms. Laganga

“Finding the right home is just the first step. It’s all the steps between offer and closing that make a great realtor. The Licata Group is the best I’ve ever worked with. They embrace each challenge and work to a solution. At no point was anything to do with the purchase “my problem”. I can’t begin to cover how smooth they made this move. Thank you!!!” -Ms. Crocker

“The Licata Group are top notch experienced real estate professionals! They sold two homes for us and assisted us in a purchase just recently. The market is very hot with some homes getting multiple offers. They guided us through that and helped us find a great house. The Lake of the Woods community is fortunate to have them.” -Mr. and Mrs. Shope

“Always a pleasure working with the Licata Group. They have assisted me in both buying and selling the same home now…” -Ms. Frame

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