Client Testimonials for Justin Havre & Associates
Testimonials are a great indicator of success. We invite you to read the testimonials below from buyers and sellers just like you. It would be a privilege to provide you with the same care and attention that our previous and current clients already know and trust.
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- Dwight and Tanya Ross
To Whom It May Concern,
If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Calgary, I would highly recommend hiring Justin Havre to do the job. My wife Tanya and I met Justin last year when we went to see one of his listings in northwest Calgary. We found his soft spoken, easy going and no-pressure approach very refreshing. We explained that we had been thinking about listing our current home and were looking for something newer and bigger, but we had already chosen a real estate associate to work with. Justin went on to tell us about the service he offers to his clients. We were most impressed by his online presence and how he has embraced and leveraged the technological capabilities of today’s competitive housing market.
Being in careers that rely heavily on technology, we were previously frustrated with real estate associate websites and the lack of adoption of technology by real estate associates in general. Later after taking a tour of Justin’s websites, we realized he wasn’t kidding when it came to using the internet to promote his client’s homes, and it became an easy decision to ask Justin to represent us in our sale. Although our 1962 bungalow had had a complete ‘top-to-bottom’ renovation with all high end finishings, we knew our house was going to be a tough sell because we would be setting a new high ‘dollar-per-square-foot’ for our area and landing on the right price was not going to be easy. Justin worked very closely with us to help determine the right selling price for the house. He then tailored a marketing plan for us that suited our property perfectly. Firstly, he hired the local franchisee for ‘Open2view.com’, Dustin Mifflin, to takes photos. Without question, Dustin’s pictures were of magazine quality and we were extremely impressed. Justin then used these amazing photos to create a beautiful 12 page color glossy brochure for our home. Within a few days, our house was posted on the MLS website and also 4 additional high quality websites including www.JustinHavre.com, www.JustListedCalgary.ca, www.CalgaryRealEstateBroker.com and www.Open2View.com In the following weeks, we found Justin to be very professional in day-to-day dealings.
We also quickly got the feeling he was looking out for OUR best interests during the selling process. He was very diligent in keeping us informed of feedback from showings, website ‘hits’ for our house and of general market activity. Prior to working with Justin, this had been something that we found lacking in other real estate associates. Justin was on top of things and he instilled a confidence in us that we had never before experienced in selling a home.
When we got word that we had an offer coming in, Justin immediately went to work for us and contacted two other potential buyers that had previously expressed interest. One of these parties came for another look the same day; and we ended up getting competing offers in what we thought was a quiet market. The final result was we got the sale, and thanks to Justin’s persistence, we got $20,000 over list price! We are convinced that Justin’s marketing package combined with the wide internet exposure is what generated many showings and was ultimately what sold our home – we were very, very pleased. Needless to say, using Justin for the purchase of our new home was a no-brainer. He set up detailed searches with our ‘must haves’ and ‘nice to haves’ and we were immediately ‘tapped’ into the market getting only the new listings that fit our criteria. With his guidance, we were not only successful in finding exactly what we were looking for, but incredibly, we got our house for a whopping 22% under its original list price. We were ecstatic! We have bought and sold many homes over the years and we have finally found a real estate associate we would recommend to our friends. He helped us in achieving ALL our goals in selling and finding a home, and we absolutely love our new house! Thanks Justin and keep up the good work!!
- Nic & Donna Neiley
We came into this process of buying and selling our home fairly quickly. My husband filled out a form on the Justin Havre & Associates website and within the hour we were contacted by Miss Tammy To!
Tammy immediately started working on the sale of our home and the search for our new home. This girl knows her stuff. She was always one step ahead and we were able to understand the entire process due to Tammy's knowledge and experience. She quickly established our needs and wants and encouraged us to not settle on anything until we found the right home for us.
Through Tammy's hard work and tireless searching we looked at many homes, we even put an offer in. That offer ended up falling through due to the owners deciding not to sell in the end. This did not discourage Tammy as it did us and she stayed dedicated in finding our perfect home. Her optimism pulled us through and the search continued.
We found our acreage online and told Tammy we wanted to see it in person. We scheduled to view it the next day but Tammy called us back and said we needed to go that night. She had a feeling that we needed to not "sit on this one". So off we went. When we arrived there had been another realtor there showing the property, he had left and taken the key with him. After a few phone calls Tammy managed to have a neighbor drive us over their spare key.
We fell in love with it and knew right away this was the home for our family. We put an offer in that night. We found out later that the people that had viewed the house before us also decided to put an offer in as well.
Thanks to Tammy's quick thinking, insistence that we see it when we did and her immediate action on getting all the paperwork in order and filed, our offer was excepted. We got the house of our dreams.
Later, Tammy was contacted by a lady that had seen the property at an earlier date. She was interested in purchasing the property but had been "sitting on it". She now was sure she wanted it and was ready to put an offer in. She started off by offering $30,000 more than the purchase price. We informed Tammy we were not interested. There was much back and forth between all of us and in the end the lady had ended up offering $100,000 more than the purchase price. Although this was exciting and a lot of money to turn down, we continued to decline all offers.
We found our forever home and we owe it all to Tammy!
Tammy had our previous house on the market right away and it sold in two days.
Tammy made this entire process so painless and even fun. She spent a lot of time with us and we feel without her this wouldn't have been such a wonderful experience.
We have found a friend in Tammy and although we don't foresee another move for a very long time we are happy to know that Tammy will still be a part of our lives - as our friend.
We have and will continue to recommend Tammy To and Justin Havre & Associates to everyone we know.
Thanks Tammy for all your hard work and continued friendship.
I selected Justin after interviewing three real estate associates. I found him prepared, professional and well versed as to local conditions. My journey with him was brief, however, as the house sold on first showing. The whole deal was wrapped up just as efficiently as it commenced. Thanks for getting the job done Justin.- Les Gilbert
Justin is a top notch real estate associate, and I'd recommend him to anyone. I was extremely impressed by the level of customer service that Justin provided, he is very busy, but yet, he made me feel like I was his only client. Phone calls and e-mails were promtly replied to, and he always followed up to see if I had any questions and to make sure I was happy. I know from experience as well as speaking with our piers that Justin's reputation is flawless - it was his professionalism and his character that closed my deal, if it wasn't for him, I'd probably would have lost out to one of the other 2 families wanting to write, but the seller gave Justin priority. I would happily work with Justin again, there's a reason why he is successful, he has a lot of happy clients!- Cindi Kushnir
Justin did an excellent job of marketing our home with professional photographs, beautiful brochures, and advertising. We had numerous daily showings as a result. Justin was always easy to get in touch with and responded to our questions quickly for both the sale and purchase of the new home. We have worked with him for 3 transactions now and would do so again!- Melanie Langford & Jesse Moffatt
We met Justin during an open house he was hosting in Royal Oak. My husband and I were both immediately impressed with his level of professionalism and his polished and relaxed style. He was very helpful in that he explained the background on the home, pointed out some of its features, and allowed us to explore on our own. Before we left he asked us to sign a guest book, which I particularly thought was a nice touch.- Kim & Tim Goodwin
Shortly after meeting Justin we asked him to come and do a property evaluation on our home as we were considering selling if we could get the right price for it. Justin prepared a top notch, professional and impressive report on our home and gave us the confidence that he really understood our community and the resale potential of our home.
We listed our home with Justin and we were really impressed with his customer service. He actually called us back when we had showings and gave us the feedback in a very timely fashion. In fact, that is what sets Justin apart from any real estate associate we have worked with - he keeps his word and does what he says he will do. His listing service is top notch, which included great pictures of our home and additional marketing on his personal websites. We are happy to say our home sold for 99% of the list price in 20 days in a relatively slow market in Calgary.
On the purchase side, Justin helped us find a new home in a matter of one week. He was available to show us houses, and didn't object at all when some evenings we looked 10 at a time. He was informative, offered good insight into various properties, and didn't pressure us to buy.
I would highly recommend Justin to anyone who needs professional real estate advice - he is simply wonderful to work with.