John & Kelli

Melbourne Australia

I am sitting this afternoon in our beautiful new home, and have been reflecting on how everything worked out to bring us here. Specifically, I have been thinking about all the things that our agent, Patrick Clancy, did to get us here. If you are looking for a villa in Bali, I would love to share parts of the experience that were so important to us. This is the third villa that we have purchased-working with Patrick has made this purchase entirely different from our earlier homes.Some of the differences:Patrick took the time to really get to know my wife and I. This paid a number of dividends.Some of the best advice we got along the way was what villas we really shouldn't purchase, even though they had an initial appeal. We quickly started to see properties that we really liked. Patrick knew enough about us to promise that we could do better if we looked a little longer. It would have been much easier for him to go along with some of those homes, but combining his knowledge of our situation with an exhaustive knowledge of the Bali market gave him, and us, confidence we hadn't yet found the home perfect for us.It turns out that Patrick has a solid knowledge of tropical villa construction. As we looked at different homes, he was quick to notice (in a very few cases), where the builder (or more likely a do it yourself owner) had taken some shortcuts that left the potential for problems down the road.When we first came to Seminyak, we had no idea that parts of the city were built on ground that was susceptible to shifting slides in the agricultural land beneath them. When we first came into Bali we had no idea that was the case-but Patrick did, and kept us away from this possible problems.The final thing I wanted to mention is that Patrick doesn't want to be a stranger after your home closes. We moved into Seminyak with no idea who to call if we wanted to replace the water pump, upgrade out internet service, or even re-model a room. Patrick knows Bali. He has always had a name for us-and we have never been disappointed. When some little problem comes up, my wife and I have one response-better call Patrick.We bought our home several years ago. Several times my wife and I have remarked how this house is perfect for our family and the entertaining that we do. That is no accident. Patrick steered us to the perfect home. We couldn't have asked for more.