The following testimonials were written by just some of my happy sellers and buyers. They have all been kind enough to give me permission to show you their correspondence. Their letters and words are very gratifying. It seems that my down-to-earth and honest approach has earned me many friends - I think that's fantastic! Please note, that if you wish to contact someone directly, a few of clients have agreed to share thier experience and as a result you will see the contact information.
GEORGE D. ELGSTRAND - SELLER
When we first met to talk about a listing in early May I had talked myself into believing that the whole process was going to be long, frustrating and taxing. After meeting you and seeing first-hand how professional you were, how caring you were and what a great listener you were I started to have some hope.
After signing the listing you absolutely blew me away! Within hours you had gotten back to me with a request for two viewings – hours, not days!
And that was just the beginning; more showings in rapid succession, open-houses, signage, MLS Listing, and on and on. Every step perfectly orchestrated and every promise you made honoured in full. Not only that, but you put me in touch with people to help me stage the house, get it ship-shape for sale, and they were equally as professional and caring. A real team approach.
To my joy-filled surprise, within days we had a “done-deal” with exactly the type of buyer I had hoped would take over the home I had enjoyed with my family for over 37 years and at a price well over the asking price! There could have been no better outcome – and all thanks to you.
And your caring didn’t stop there. You put me in touch with the movers who would take me to my new home and they turned out as great as everyone else.
Thanks Sigrid. I’m proud to call you my Realtor and my friend.
Best wishes and much success,
NANCY AND BOB - BUYER'S
While the market seemed to deteriorate and work against us during the time we were searching for our house, your persistence, knowledgeable advice and professionalism helped us make ultimately the right decisions in purchasing the property. You can be sure that we will recommend your services.
DAWN - SELLER
My home originally listed with an alternate agent when the market was a sellers dream. It resulted in only a total of 3 showings of which I showed 2 myself and with relatively fruitless results. In July 2010 I listed with Sigrid Wilcox (which I now refer to as 'Real Estate Agent Extraordinaire!) A typical 3 month listing of which I made unavailable the first 3 weeks doing a recommended painting and de-clutter per Sigrid's advice. The market had changed dramatically turning fromn a seller's market to a buyer's market. A unique 1/2 duplex property situated hgihway side had its showing challenges for sure. Sigrid worked compassionately with me, a seller making difficult personal decisions and she returned every call I ever made to her, she arranged realtor tours, open houses nearly every weekend, posted ads usual ways as well as in other national exchanges and resourcefully even sent the listing out to property management agencies. In our 3 month listing of which only actually was 9 weeks during a downturned seller's market Sigrid accomplished; showing with significant interest, 2 accepted offers and one completed sale. The service was indeed "extraordinary" and the results certainly speak for themselves as I have a for sale sign with a prominently brightly displayed "SOLD" sticker on it. Sigrid - You Truly Are Amazing!
CHRIS AND KAREN - SELLER'S
Unquestionably, your representation relulted in our successful sale. With your indepth knowledge of the Tri-Citie markets, you were able to present our home in exactly the right way. It was obvious throughout the process that you enjoy warm relationships with many other realtors in the area. We also know that you took the necessary time and care to ensure that our closing progressed smoothly.
RAYMOND AND PATRICIA - SELLER'S
Sigrid was introduced to us long distance by a good friend who knew we were trying to sell our apartment in Burnaby and had just had a bad experience herself with another realtor.
We contacted Sigrid and she responded to our call immediately. She listened to us tell her about the experience we had and Sigrid was beyond professional in coming up with a solution to our problems. She promised and delivered one on one professional help. We never had to talk to an "assistant" and she was hands on from the moment we started talking. Sigrid did her homework and confirmed the problems we had with the previous listing and started to implement the solutions she had come up with for us.
From that moment on she was on it. We got regular updates, which is vital as we have not yet even met Sigrid face to face. She connected with our tenant in the apartment, created a good working relationship with them and made arrangements for viewings. She even "re-arranged" before every viewing so that the place was presentable. Sigrid worked hard to set up open houses and posted ads in various community newspapers in order to bring the apartment to buyer's attention.
It took some time, numerous showings and a lot of commitment, but we finally had an offer before Xmas. There was alot of price haggling but Sigrid worked hard and made it happen. Unfortunately, the buyer backed out on that offer, however within a month thanks to her focus and effort, we had another offer (even better) and the sale came through.
Sigrid is a very had working individual who takes ownership of her job and her clients, however, her greatest asset is that she cares to do things right and she cares about the people she works for.
We wish you much success which undoubtedly will come your way!
GEORGE - SELLER
Just a quick note of thanks for the professional and caring way you have been handling my house sale. I was delighted with your input last night and the quickness with which you zeroed in on the important issues. I couldn't be happier. Was I right? You are Miss Success!!!
JOHN AND MELISSA - SELLER'S
Thanks for everything. Your attention to detail, your ability to listen and understand our concerns was a definate asset. We now believe in miracles!
GLORIA - SELLER
Amazing, my condo sold in just one week and over asking price. Friendly, courteous and caring service from start to finish, not to mention her Sigrid's great negotiating skills which were put to the test for me. I will absolutely be referring Sigrid to anyone needing a Top Notch and Very Professional Realtor!
RILEY AND PATRICIA - BUYER'S
Thank you very much for going above and beyond throughout the entire home purchasing process. You took the time to educate us on the buying process and the current market conditions, which made us feel much more in tune with the whole process. We feel very luck to have you as our Realtor and will refer you to absolutely everyone.
LYNN AND GEORGE - BUYER'S
Special Thanks and with warm appreciation for all you've given to the process of your time, your energy and yourself. Your a special person. We will be raving about you to all our friends and family.
PAULA AND RICHARD JR. - BUYER'S
We more than appreciated the efforts you put into helping my mom purchase her first home. It is clearly a difficult economic environment you are working in, but you handled yourself with dignity and respect. We always talk about the fact that you do one heck of a job communicating, which we believe is the art of excellent salesmanship. We equate you to others we deal with who aren't in the same league as yourself. You did a great job for us and we look forward to working with you again soon.
SARAH AND DAVE - BUYER'S
You are awesome. And by awesome, I mean totally awesome. Thanks for all your help in our search for our first home. We really appreciated your advice, your wisdom, your patience and your good humour. We wish you the best and will be sending out your name to everyone we know.
DANIELLE AND JOHN - SELLER'S
We were particularly impressed with your fantastic marketing. Everything you laid out in our initial meeting was completed and exceeded our expectations. You really distinguish yourself from your colleagues with the creative ideas and time involved in presenting our home to the public. From the professional photos & tour, to the gorgeous feature sheets and website. You truly took all possible steps to ensure that the beauty and architecture of our home was highlighted. Even the 'Just Listed' postcard was a work of art. Having worked so hard to create a lovely home, we were delighted to see you show it off for us during the sales process with such class and grace.