This letter has been a long time coming, but my feelings have stood a test of time - which is testament to the weight I place on the experience I have had. Chantal and I have now started to settle into our new house, and love it more and more every day. I wanted to thank you personally in writing, for your efforts in making our dream home a reality. As I look back on the six months we worked together, in retrospect, I can say with complete confidence, your professionalism, honesty and patient support helped us to come to the ultimate solution.
I appreciated the fact that you were honest with us about your opinion on houses and neighborhoods, even when you though that it may conflict with our beliefs. This honesty allowed us to clarify our thinking on what we really wanted, without feeling any "pressure" from your side. More impressive, was the fact that you expressed this honesty and prevented us from making a bad decision - even if it meant less commission for you! Considering these transactions totaled almost $1.3 million, we were happy we choose an agent looking out for our genuine best interests. The outcome says it all - we got the house of our dreams for less than we were willing to pay, and we sold our house for more than we expected to receive! Seeing that we are now not planning on moving for a long time - and therefore can't offer you a lot of business personally - we thought the least we could do is express our gratitude through this letter.
If you are ever talking to a potential client who is debating whether to hire you as an agent, have them call me directly, and I will personally do everything in my power to convince them that Tim Bishop is the agent for them.Chris Van Staveren - Advisor, Mergers and Acquisitions
I wanted to take the time to thank you for all your efforts in assisting Audrey and myself with our first home purchase. Buying a home for the first time is a very taxing effort and you were both informative and patient with us. From lawyers to mortgage brokers and finally locating the home we purchased, your advice was always topnotch. As you know, I am a firm believer in sharing valuable resources with those close to me and I had no problems referring you to my friends and family. In 2003 I was able to send you 3 referrals including my brother, all of which you successfully helped sell and/or find new homes. I will continue to pass your information on to those who could use it, as your hard work and commitment reflects positively on me. It's my way of saying thanks.Glenn Keates
Thank you for your efforts in selling our home on the first day! We were hoping not to spend a great deal of time showing it to a number of clients and it seems that your superior negotiating skills got us the price and closing date that met our needs. We also want to thank you for helping us find a home in the neighbourhood of our choice. Even though you told us not to buy it, we did it anyway and as it turns out you were right - the house is too small for our growing family. Well our search continues, and we're confident you will find us a home with a kitchen that my wife won't complain about on a daily basis. Thank goodness you make moving easy!Alan Taaffe - Vice President Mircom Group
Wendy and I cannot thank you enough for finding the perfect home for us. I would think one of the most difficult clients you could ever have would be family. Well, with a great deal of patience and professionalism you guided us flawlessly through a very emotional time – preparing our very first home to sell and finding a home in our dream neighbourhood when we had lost all hope. Not only were you able to sell our house in less than 24 hours for more than we ever expected, your tireless efforts of networking within our chosen neighbourhood uncovered a seller before going to market. Your commitment to us as your client together with your indepth knowledge of the market provided us with valuable insight. Every property that was of interest you previewed and provided your feedback before we spent the time to visit the home. Every time we decided we would see it for ourselves your assessment was precise, unbiased whether it was good or bad. You were obviously looking to find us a home not just sell another house. Needless to say when anyone asks for a realtor the first person we recommend is Tim Bishop for these any many other reasons.Steve & Wendy
I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for making our recent real estate purchase and sale go so smoothly. As someone working in the financial services industry, I understand the importance of identifying a customer's needs prior to proceeding with any major transaction. Your willingness to listen and understand my expectations as both a buyer and a vendor helped the process go much more smoothly than previous experiences with different agents. Both the advice you provided and the patience you displayed made it easy for me to recommend your services to many of my friends and colleagues. In fact you can expect a few phone calls shortly from some referrals I've sent your way. Again, thanks for providing that 'added value' that made the process a very satisfying experience.
Tim has acted as agent in the sale of 2 prior homes, referrals for my relocation out west, and also represented us on the purchase of our 3 homes and cottage back in Ontario. Tim goes that extra distance to ensure his clients are well serviced and understand their needs rather then trying to upsell them on something which is not within their desired area or budget. I would not hesitate to recommend Tim to a family member, friend or colleague since he seems to "get it" when it comes to client service and reliability.Joseph Micallef - Partner KPMG
We wanted to thank you for your incredible assistance in the purchase of our new home. As you are aware, we have moved numerous times and have never had anyone listen to our "must-have" list as you did. Every house you showed us met our requirements and when we found the right house, your exceptional negotiating skills sealed the deal. Thank you for your time, your patience and your professionalism.Sandra and Mark
I am writing this letter because I want to take the opportunity to personally thank you for all you hard work in assisting me with my recent purchase of a new home. As you are aware, I had initially examined the internet and other trade magazines listing homes for sale and was frustrated with the inadequacy of information related to specific properties. As my time is extremely valuable, I appreciated investing your time in examining a number of properties and only setting up appointments for properties that met my particular criteria. Furthermore, I found your professionalism and honesty to be quite refreshing when it came to negotiating an agreeable purchase price. Finally, I would like to thank you for continuing to follow up after the sale, insuring my interests were being looked after and any problems were being resolved in a timely manner. Again I could not be more pleased with your efforts and when it comes time to purchase another property I will not hesitate to call you to assist me. If you ever need a personal referral or letter of recommendation, do not hesitate to contact me. Again thank you for your outstanding efforts.Paul Hogg - Scotia Capital