First off, we had a blast with Jim learning the island, the culture, the plants, etc. Didn't know how much we had to learn after visiting on vacations well over 25 times over the years. Second, Jim quickly observed our tastes and preferences and never wasted our time looking at homes that we would not appreciate. House hunting and negotiating on the island from the mainland presents some challenges, but Jim made it seamless for us. Finally, he and my wife found the perfect house...except for the price, which was well above my preferred price point. With Jim's knowledge of the local market, including specific owners and homes, we were able to negotiate the price down to our preferred level. We couldn't be more happy with our home and the price. Oh, by the way, we bought the home next door to Jim. He's every bit as good of a neighbor as he is a RE agent!