When Don’s company during the pandemic said, you guys don't need to come to the office anymore. Working remote is okay. He and his wife Melanie, decided it was time to move to Rapid City before retiring. Hey, Everybody it’s Tristan Emond with Mindful living Realty. A realtor right here in Rapid City, South Dakota, the gateway to the beautiful Black Hills.
The right timing, the right home and family were all keys to the Greers, starting their home in the Rapid City area. Check it out. Well, our daughter lives in Rapid City and we cannot convince her to move to Omaha. And with Covid my employer decided they didn't really care if we worked in the office anymore. So I'm afforded the opportunity to move without retiring, which so we took advantage of that.
And I've always worked remote, so it didn't matter where we lived. So we actually were able to move out of city. You still work at your job? Still no jobs? Yes. Of remotely, Exactly. Go to the Internet. It's all we need. Yeah, that was one of our Criteria We have enough good internet and we do. So, yeah.
Well, first of all, you were very patient, because I think it was two years before we ever actually bought the place that we contacted you. And we were every time we'd come visit, we'd look and you'd have a few houses lined up for us and walk through and kind of see what we wanted and didn't want. And then we just kind of basically fell into this one.
You found it, and we're like, Yes, we love it. But that and you loved it and you decided he loved it. he loved the shop and I love the house and I acquiesce to her demands. But no, it's just yeah, it's an all around. You were so patient and we felt that you cared about us being happy, finding a house that we enjoyed in a place we wanted to.
You know, we're uprooting everything after 25 years in Omaha to be here. So that was. That was really great.
I do have to mention your videos because you have pointed out places that are good to see and sites and the different interests in the Black Hills. So we have enjoyed that. When we lived here before. We never went to Spearfish Canyon when the colors were changing, and we did that year. This year because we had her and we're like, Yeah, let's do that.
But the scenery is just beautiful and the people are really nice. I mean, people in Omaha were, you know, pretty they weren't rude while most time there, you know. But it's just different here. I mean, it's you just feel like you're in a, you know, more a small town and it's not a small town. It is a city.
But we just love the scenery. And being close to our daughter, of course, and family, we have family here too. My sister and her family and my cousins and people live here, so it's nice to kind of get back where we can actually be close to family right? As as Melanie said, it was a great buying experience. We came out really looking for a rental when we found this house and just happened that we could have the opportunity to look at some houses and just fell into it.
I don't know how it was available when we were looking, but agree and stuff happens which actually saved one of our lives because we were looking at apartments and they were like 900-1000 square feet. And I'm like, Don, you, me and the cat box cannot live in this small of an area. So this saved somebody's life. And we cannot share a room.
for a home office know he's on one floor and I'm on the other and it works out well. That's why this house has been great, because we have so much room and this house is so much bigger than our other one because each level has basically the size of the house with me, right? Yeah. Actually, this location is great.
It's. It's in town, but yet it's quiet back here. I love all the space we have. I, I thought I loved my house in Omaha, which I did love my house in Omaha, but this house is almost twice as big as our house in Omaha, which is also a downfall because I was cleaning the floors and went, Why is it taking me forever to clean this floor?
Yes, but I love all the space and the yard is is so much bigger. We've looked at we looked at a lot of houses and they had very tiny yards. And this has a beautiful big fenced in yard that our grandbaby dogs love. And the garden shed, I mean it just like you said. Well, I mean, when we walked in here that this house was speaking to us, and now that we've moved in, it's even more so.
I just I love it down there. There's enough separation. We're on meetings all the time, and we don't interfere with each other. Right. And he had his knees replaced. So the stairs aren't a big thing for him. I'm still working on moving to where I can get my knees replaced. So I kind of live on this floor, which is nice.
I don't have all those stairs. And our previous house, we had a lot of stairs So yeah, he's just got four or five to get in and you’re good. Yeah, Yeah, yeah. So this has been nice and that's manageable. What it takes to get in is met. Yeah. Yeah. which will be good. Also on the resale value as well. A lot of times the single level floor, you know, goes a long way.
So yeah. But we're not planning on selling. I know, I know, I know. I don't want you to sell. We told our daughter we're not moving to get we said we were not going to move in Omaha, that she was going to have to clean out the place after. Yeah, well, here we are. And so now we have said, okay, this is it.
This is not moving. You're just gonna have to clean out the place to maneuver us into cleaning the place out. But yeah. Yes, exactly. Yes. Moving to Rapid City sounds like something you're interested in. Download my relocation guide, The 13 Reasons Why You Should Move to Rapid City. That link is below. Also, check out this playlist of other testimonial videos of people buying a property in Rapid City in Black Hills area.
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