WaterStreet investors buy Coombs House Inn

Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 09:58 AM.

Spohrer said she had wanted to sell the property for some time and devote her talents to other pursuits. But the real estate market and perhaps her own tenaciousness prevented a deal from being closed.

Then, last fall, tragedy struck. Her husband, Bill, retired from owning an air cargo company in Miami, took a fall while moving a misplaced trash container from the Spohrer’s property at the corner of Water Street and Avenue E. He hit his head on a concrete container. His condition was grave.

Just before Christmas, Lynn brought him home from the hospital, believing she might be about to devote years to his recovery.

At about the same time, she noticed strangers walking around the Coombs House.

Negotiations began with the help of the Susan Bassett real estate team of Bassett, Shelley Shepard and Jerry Thompson. It seemed like the answer to a number of problems she was facing.

The Spohrers received a letter of intent over the holidays. “They moved with good speed.” Bassett said, praising Lynn Spohrer’s efforts at marketing the Coombs.

“There was major interest,” she said. “She had done such a beautiful job of presentation and marketing.”

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