The new director of Mountain States Hospice and his family are excited about the ratified contract on their new home - just a few hours too soon to be my first sale of 2011. We’re not complaining.
It would be great if all the transactions of the new year would be this pleasant, and I’m blessed that mine usually do involve special people. I first met Brian Jones in mid-November, which incidentally was National Hospice – Palliative Care Month. He’s the new Director of Mountain States Hospice, which is located at 101 Med Tech Parkway, Suite 100, Johnson City – at the corner of Knob Creek Road and Med Tech Parkway, in the corridor of medical-related offices and services for which Johnson City is known. I live very near there and the neighborhoods in which I do most of my work are good locations for people who work along that corridor.
I knew the Hospice office was there and have friends who have been involved in their programs, but I have now learned a lot more about hospice than I knew. It’s for all age groups, includes a whole team to deal with every aspect of the patient’s life, and involves the whole family, whether in the patient’s home, nursing facility, assisted living facility, hospital – wherever the patient lives. I’m impressed with Mountain States Hospice and its new director. Another of their services I've heard praise for is GriefShare.
With his family still in Kentucky awaiting the sale of a house there, Brian and I had looked at neighborhoods and houses and sent lots of pictures and notes back home to Kasey and the boys. Being apart isn’t good, so the family was united last week at a temporary rental here. Brian knew which neighborhood he liked best and even which house was the best so far. Yesterday, the same day when the whole family first looked at several houses and agreed with his top choice, they got and accepted an offer on their Kentucky house.
This morning, they made an offer on a colonial in Hillendale, near the Gray Fossil Site and Daniel Boone High School, and in just a couple of hours, we had a ratified contract. Their New Year looks to be off to a very good start, with a quick settlement in January.
It should be beautifully smooth – pre-approved buyers for theirs, they’re pre-approved, and we’re working with a good listing agent and a good lender. And I’m working with good buyers who will be great assets to Washington County. If you have relatives who may need such services, or if you want to volunteer in a very useful work, call Mountain States Hospice.