Bonnie BrooksWhen I began asking friends for recommendations on a realtor to sell my property in Monroe County Foxfire Realty came up again and again, and specifically, Richard Grist.

Having had no previous experience of selling and because the decision to sell was gut-wrenching, I felt particularly vulnerable and in need of a realtor with integrity. The location of the property was going to represent a challenge to any realtor and I was skeptical that a buyer could be found that met my criteria for a person, or family, who would be careful stewards of the land. I will always reflect on the decision to work with Richard as one of the better decisions I’ve made.

We all know what it feels like to be in the presence of someone whose work is a “calling” and not just a job. Richard is one of those people. His passion for West Virginia is obvious and contagious. With camera in hand he spent a great deal of time getting to know the property, its unique features, old growth trees, springs, and native plants. The photos on the website were artful and captured the soul of the property. The location did prove to be a hard sell, but Richard patiently proceeded to bring adventurous customers (with 4-wheel drive) who dreamed of a life of quiet and seclusion. He persisted with confidence and in a timely manner a great match was made. I was carefully guided through the negotiations and closing, and am now relocated and creating a new life.

Leaving was hard, but it was made easier by Richard’s kindness and patient guidance. Just as he was enthusiastically recommended to me I now offer my heartfelt endorsement of Richard and Foxfire to anyone looking for the best.

Bonnie Brooks, Lewisburg, WV