I had a military referral that came from Germany to live here in Virginia Beach. My client rented a condo at the oceanfront until we could find him a home around the same area. During this time our city experienced the horrible Navy jet crash off Birdneck Road near the oceanfront. Even with this crash my client still continued to look for a home in this area because he liked the lifestyle that the oceanfront offers. Shortly after I started working with my client I then listed another client’s condo within 100 yards of the crash site. This condo had been vacant and the owner, who lives out of the city now, was ready to sell. I showed my buyer the condo and even though the jet had crashed nearby he and his wife were not phased and purchased my listing.
My point is this: even though a jet has a minuscule of a chance of crashing here in the flight zones it has not swayed buyers to live in this great area. In the same sense, homeowners have all the confidence in the world to list their homes for sale when they are starting new chapters in their lives which include a move.
We have a great community and we support, honor and appreciate our military for all they do to protect our great nation.