Imagine this scene. A pickup truck pulls into a yard and a young man in a business suit emerges from the truck. After walking around and checking all the doors for entry he goes back to his truck. He pulls out of the driveway. But, instead of leaving, he turns his truck around and backs all the way up to a six-foot privacy fence. The man re-emerges from the truck, hops into the bed of the truck, removes his suit jacket, and catapults himself over the fence. After a few minutes, he comes back through the gate, dusts himself off, puts his jacket back on and drives away.
Who was this unmasked man? A thief? A spy on a secret mission? Nope. The man was Luke Healy, Esq., a closing attorney at Healy Foreit Law. But we like to think of him as a Superhero!
The Yost Group partner’s with Healy Foreit on most of their real estate transactions and their willingness to go above and beyond for a client is exactly why. This story highlights why Luke Healy is not just an ordinary attorney.
It was a chilly morning for the South. I had just finished a two-hour drive to Columbia for a seminar and was suffering from a coffee deficit. It had been a rough week and I was looking forward to the break of listening to speakers instead of putting out real estate fires.
As the first speaker took the stage, my phone rang. It was the agent on the other side of a closing that was taking place in one-hour. He and his client had just finished a final walkthrough of the home and realized the insulation foam on the air compressor had not been replaced as agreed upon between the buyer and seller. They couldn’t close the deal until this was handled. I immediately contacted my client who assured me this had been taken care of but was on a military base and would not be able to assist in proving the repair was done. And, since I was over two hours away, I couldn’t help either.
I contacted Luke for ideas on how we could handle this in the next hour.
Luke agreed to drive from Bluffton to the property in Hardeeville to check the repairs, take pictures, and report on the status. I let him know that the side door would be unlocked so if he couldn’t get through the gate to access the air compressor he could go through the house to get to the backyard. He joked about how he hadn’t agreed to breaking and entering to help out. Little did he know that he would soon appear to do just that.
When Luke got there, the gate was locked so he went to the side door. This was probably the only time in the past six months this door had been locked so he couldn’t get in that way either. Luke had no way to get into the backyard so it looked as if there would be a delay in closing after all. That’s when he proposed the idea of jumping the fence.
As we contemplated how he could pole vault over the fence we joked about tomorrow’s headlines in the Island Packet. “Local attorney arrested for breaking and entering to check on HVAC repairs for a client”. But, Luke was determined he could get over the fence if he could get high enough to pull himself over. That’s when he decided to back his truck up to give it a shot.
For all the neighbors who saw the young man checking the doors and then hopping the fence, all is well. It was just Luke Healy being a Superhero for one of his clients.
The Yost Group strives to provide exemplary service for its clients and is proud to partner with attorneys, lenders, inspectors, and contractors, that believe service comes first. Even when it’s not in the scope of our duties. Luke Healy is a perfect example of risking life and limb to go above and beyond to get the job done!