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Client testimonials

After renos, signs went up, and we sold in two days

Before selling our rental property in Nanaimo, John suggested we make some improvements to increase its value. He gave us a realistic assessment with market comparisons, and provided great renovation ideas. Combined with a high energy level, John exuded a contagious positive attitude that kept us motivated to get the work done. After five months of renos, the signs went up, the house sold in two days, and closed within a month. It was exhilarating to have the sales process move through so quickly, so we could move on with our lives.

Therese & Brian Saunders
Nanaimo, BC


You are a most referable business person

We’d like to say thank you and to express our appreciation for your efforts on our behalf. You’re a great listener and, your willingness to serve is a quality not often experienced in business today. Your assistance to us in relocating will not be forgotten. You are a most referable business person and, we’d like you know that you will be often.

Wayne & Debra Shaw
Ladysmith, BC


Thank you

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I cannot say it enough. You found the perfect home for my daughter and me. You listened, knew what I was looking for and kept within my budget. Thank you for making my first home buying experience so wonderful. If anyone I know is looking to buy a home you will come highly recommended.

Denise Clarkson
Ladysmith, BC


You are the most genuine person we know

Thank you for all the wonderful things you have done for us over the last couple of months. We are very glad you were apart of our home sale experience! There is nobody better to share good news with. You are the most genuine person we know.

Michelle, Allan & Liam Neil
Shawnigan Lake, BC


We wish to express our appreciation to you for your assistance in helping us

A message re our move from Central Saanich to our lovely new home on Orca View Terrace here in Chemainus: In addition to our friendly neighbours, we have found people in the area very pleasant and friendly. This includes the merchants who when they find we are new to the area, are most helpful in us getting established in new surroundings. Chemainus has many interesting shops and an active theater where we went to see My Fair Lady on our wedding anniversary. I enjoy playing golf and plan to shortly join the Mount Brenton club where I have made enquiries and the rates to play are most reasonable and so is the joining fee. I love to swim and the ocean waters in the area are ideal to take a dip. I have found a number of accesses and I guess partly to a great summer I have been in the crystal clear waters many times. In closing I would like to say that before we moved to this area we had some doubts if we had done the right thing as we were very comfortable in our one level rancher with a lovely garden. But when we saw the water view from the deck of our new home, we decided we had done the right thing. Both Viola and I feel so good about the move and we wish to express our appreciation to you for your assistance in helping us with what was not a very difficult undertaking after all.

Jack & Viola Bowers
Chemainus, BC


We enjoyed your professional manner

We not only have enjoyed looking at properties with you, but we have also enjoyed your professional manner.

Cam & Heather Cartwright
Maple Bay, BC


You are not only good at your job, you also really care

Thank you so much for all your help in finding us the home that was for us! You are not only good at your job, you also really care.

Sandy & Lewis Vinnish
Ladysmith, BC


I couldn’t have imagined doing business and it turning into a friendship

Thank you so much for all your patience and your kind heart! You are an awesome person and I couldn’t have imagined doing business and it turning into a friendship.

Michelle, Allan & Liam Neil
Lake Cowichan, BC


John was confident in getting us the best deal

Testimonial for John Surtees from Linda

We were having trouble selling our high-end waterfront B&B property. After trying other real
tors, John helped us with some new marketing strategies, including an aerial, and full interior video. These effectively showcased our property, and helped us to screen potential buyers. When an offer came through, John was calm, and competent, as he navigated us through a series of negotiations, until both parties reached acceptable terms. John was action-oriented, knew the market conditions, and was totally confident in getting us the best deal.

 

Lynda Diamond & Ted McCrea

Ladysmith, BC


Thank you for your fantastic service and guidance throughout this whole house-buying process

Thank you for your fantastic service and guidance throughout this whole house-buying process. Your expertise and level-headed guidance helped to ensure that I felt well-informed, and therefore comfortable and confident, throughout the sometimes nerve-wracking process of decision-making and negotiation.  I am thrilled with our
selection of home and also with the kind and friendly nature of the people I
have met in Ladysmith (you included!).  It all makes me so reassured that
our family has made the right choice to move to this lovely Island.”

Julie-Anne Richards
Montreal,Que


Client of another realtor’s feedback

Ok, I’m impressed. The agent showing today was John Surtees. Not only did he lock up everywhere, but he turned off every single light and the Christmas tree ( and there must have been 20 lights) AND left a little note that said “thanks’….feels like class! You can let him know I said this.

Client of another REALTORS feedback 


I won’t hesitate to refer others to you

I am impressed by your good communication and attention to detail. Because of this and all your other professional qualities, I’m sure your business will be very successful, and I won’t hesitate to refer others to you. Thanks for the time and effort you put into helping me.

Jean C.
Yellow Point, BC


You can’t get much better than that

John is always eager and excited to see you. He’s worked on six houses for our family, over the past ten years, and it’s that enthusiasm that got us results. John loves his job and is dedicated to his clients. When trying to sell our last house, two other neighbours also had homes for sales. While they just sat with their ‘for sale’ signs, John was very proactive with lots of promotion, open houses, and realtor tours. He was so good at selling features and lifestyle, that our house sold fast, and at a high price. You can’t get much better than that.

 

Travis Neil
Ladysmith, BC

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