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March 2, 2019
Margaret and I want to express our sincere appreciation to you for the effort you put forth in getting us to today.
We are both neophytes when it comes to selling a home. We made an outstanding choice asking you to sell our home. Your knowledge and guidance, although at times challenging, was always solidly based and very beneficial.
Our daughter told us after meeting you, “do what he says, he knows what he is doing”. Turns out she is a pretty good judge of character.
Margaret and Bob
Recommendation for listing agent:
June 2017 at the downward turn of the real estate bubble, a decision was made to sell a condo townhouse that was being used as a rental property. The property was owned by my son and was not well maintained by the tenants. In order to purchase a new house my son required a minimum amount from the sale, which was 10% more than any other unit in the complex had previously sold for; even during the bubble. My son was working out of province at the time so I was tasked with the sale of the property on his behalf.
Eric viewed the property and told us exactly what we needed to do, right down to the paint colour, to bring it up to market standards. He also got a quote for us, from one of his many contacts, in case we wanted to hire someone to do the work. We decided to tackle the clean-up ourselves, but the fact that he presented this option to us was appreciated. He also made us a promise, that it would sell for what my son needed. I was dubious but we rolled up our sleeves and went to work.
When market ready, Eric hired a photographer to not only take stills, but to do a lovely video of the property. This video was professionally done, and show cased the house beautifully.
Once listed he was hands-on. We had over 15 viewings and two open houses in one week. The property drew in multiple offers and sold for more than what we were hoping setting a new baseline for the other units in the complex.
What I hope you garner from this tale is that Eric is a real estate agent that prides himself on a strong sense of ethics and integrity. He will not steer you wrong or make you promises that he is unable to deliver on. You need to trust his judgement and follow his advice. He will anticipate what potential buyers will ask for in an offer and will attempt to pre-empt those conditions proactively. Eric is well connected and will be able to provide you with contacts if needed to assist with preparing your property to make it market ready.
Eric will not forget you once your property is sold. He maintains strong ties to his clients, through informative mailings and appreciation events throughout the year.
My recommendation of Eric Skovsgaard is unwavering. If you have any questions regarding Eric please feel free to call me at the number below.
When choosing a realtor, it's most important to get a person whose reputation precedes him. Eric sells a ton of houses! If you want to have a part time retiree represent your most valued asset go ahead - I didn't.
I choose to use a busy as heck rep who is a stickler for details. He has "a guy" for almost any aspect of moving, repairing, updating, to prepare your home for resale or to fix the previous owners mistakes.
He helped my wife and I through two moves in the past 4 years. We had our idea of what we wanted, and sanity checked the market with Eric. His insight into the multi-offer fiasco that comes with shortage of homes to sell provided a level of comfort that is rare when you are trying to buy in this market.
His experience and knowledge proved to be well worth the commission. Remember that you are not unemotional about your house and always feel it should do just fine... Eric has helped my wife and relocate to K-W about 4 years ago and he most recently helped us find a great downsize for our retirement. (Gosh that makes me sound old...) He's a "Gem" - don't even think about whether or not to list with Eric! He is above table, sticks to his word and gets you what you can.
"We recently purchased our first home with John of The Skovsgaard Team! John was extremely helpful in supporting us throughout the process, explaining the steps one by one. John easily worked around our unpredictable work schedules and always made the time to answer any question that we had. John truly cares about his clients and treats them like he would a friend or family member! We would recommend John and the Skovsgaard Team again and again! We LOVE our new home!"
Heather and Fred Neufeld
John of The Skovsgaard team was instrumental in arranging a viewing and putting an offer together in very short notice - one day! His recommendations to present an offer and secure the deal were bang on. The offer was accepted that day! We were heading out of the country the next day and John took care of all the paperwork so we could enjoy a wonderful vacation. We highly recommend The Skovsgaard Team. They are knowledgeable, trustworthy, very friendly and exceeded our expectations. Thanks John and Eric!