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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!

Geoff and Sally Budd

Hi Vern

Geoff and I can't begin to thank you for all the outstanding service and advice you and Susan provided in our search for a retirement home close to Victoria.  For all the effort [and we mean effort] that you put into helping us clearly define & whittle down our needs, to the incredible amount of research undertaken to locate appropriate properties for us to view, to your endless patience as we vacillated back and forth from one option to another, to finally leading us to the perfect home, in the perfect location at the perfect price!  As if this weren't enough, you also provided a personal pick up service to and from the ferry, astute advice on how best to negotiate price and finance our purchase along with access to a range of Vern pre-qualified service providers to enable us to get our new home move in ready, and advice on how to approach the sale of our existing home on the Mainland.  There wasn't a detail that was not taken care of.   

Most sincerely,
Geoff and Sally Budd

Jim and Nancy Balcolm

Dear Vern,

Jim and I would like to thank you for your exceptional service and guidance throughout the entire process of purchasing our condo. Working with a true professional made the experience so easy for us.

You began the process with some good questions that helped us all understand exactly what we were looking for. With those guidelines in mind you then presented us with an initial list of properties to consider. From that list we were able to let you know what we liked and didn’t like and from there we began to visit properties. We appreciated you setting up appointments efficiently so that we were able to maximize our visits. Once we made the decision to purchase your attention to all the necessary pricing, offer and closing details was fantastic.

We are thrilled with our condo purchase and have appreciated your ongoing support during the transition. As questions about the area come up, we know that we can continue to count on your advice. At any opportunity we would highly recommend your services for anyone looking to do a real estate transaction. We would be happy to speak to anyone about our experience.

With very best regards,
Nancy and Jim Balcom


Chris and Sandra Tretick

Dear Vern,

We’re excited to be starting off on our next great adventure thanks in no small part to your help in selling our home.

From the assistance of the home stager in getting our house ready to list, to your work in putting together the presentation package, including the professional photographs, we were very pleased with the final results.  We appreciate your willingness to be present for all showings to represent our home properly and answer the questions of prospective buyers.  And not to be forgotten, thank you for going above and beyond the call of duty to personally help Sandra deal with the onslaught of tree debris on the yard following the big windstorm this spring.

We were pleased that the final negotiation of the sale went so smoothly, even though we had to deal with all the offers and counter offers while we were out of town.  Finally, your assistance in coordinating and dealing with the home and septic inspections on our behalf, to ensure the subjects could be removed quickly, was also much appreciated. 

Thanks to your efforts to market and represent our home, and help us get the price we know our house was worth, we are now ready to set off on MOKEN.  We’d be happy to recommend your services to anyone in need of a realtor in the area. 

Chris & Sandra Tretick
MV Moken

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