Lisa and Ollie, and their French bulldogs, Brutus and Sampson, made the difficult decision to leave their Austin, Texas home for parts unknown here in Florida. Ollie had the opportunity for growth and a promotion with the company he worked for, and some things can’t be passed up. This was one of them.

It wasn’t an easy decision. Lisa loved her home in Texas but after years of requests from the company, she had a change of heart. 

“I thought it might be an adventure we need to consider especially if it was going to be good for my husband and myself in the long run,” says Lisa.

They put their home on the market in Texas, and it sold quickly, almost too fast. The couple and their sweet furbabies packed their life into a moving truck, donated what they couldn’t keep, and got on the road to Palm Harbor in no time. Their first stop, which was supposed to be extremely temporary, was an RV park. It was nice enough, but it wasn’t home. And there wasn’t room for Brutus and Samson to run around and play.

The couple began looking for a home, working with Jesse Hoover, an agent with My Tampa Agent. The market was tough. Finding something in their budget proved tougher still. Lisa and Ollie were frustrated, especially after viewing homes that didn’t match the pictures they saw online. After three months, they were on the verge of packing everything up again and heading back to Texas.

With Jesse’s help, they pressed on, determined to find a home that worked for everyone. According to Lisa, they found a “gem.” 

“It was very comparable to our home in Texas with a couple more luxuries than we had before. It really made us feel like all the searching and calling Jesse, and going to see all the ones that did not stack up worth while once we came across this one.”

Lisa and Ollie still consider Texas home, but now they’ve found a little piece of heaven right here in the Tampa Bay area with Jesse’s help. 

“Jesse was awesome and extremely patient with us.  He really gained my respect even more when he showed us listings on Father's Day knowing how disappointed we were getting with the market.  We cannot thank him enough, and we will definitely request him when it comes time to list.”

After navigating what can often be an emotional journey...They found the perfect home in a great location with plenty of room for Brutus and Sampson to play!

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