Derek Villemaire
Accepting New Clients

Website http://www.dereksellskw.com
Company RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (II) Ltd.
Phone
Cell 519-589-****
Fax
Address 180 Weber St. S.
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Rating Summary

Response Rate 100 %
Overall Rating
5.0
Knowledgeability Rating
5.0
Professionalism Rating
5.0  
Responsiveness Rating
4.97
Usefulness of Website
4.87
Value of Service
5.0
Reach & Lead Generation
4.97
Home Prep & Staging Advice
5.0
Success Ratio 100 %
Recommend Ratio 100 %

As your Realtor, I will be an advocate for you. Whether you are buying, selling or investing, I will work tirelessly to promote your best interests. If you are selling, I will work with you to get Top Dollar, in the least amount of time, by using state-of-the-art marketing, team collaboration and my 35+ years of marketing & sales experience. If you are buying, I will work hard to provide you with the best information and market data to inform and assist you. As a Waterloo Region resident for most of my life I have knowledge of the different neighbourhoods and outlying towns. I pride myself on my ability to listen to the needs of your family and help find the perfect home. I am here for you. I understand that buying and selling real estate can be stressful. As a full time Realtor, I will work hard to lower your stress level and make your experience as pleasurable as possible. I will always be in constant communication, be able to problem solve any situation that may arise, and be accessible whenever you need me. I’m in it with you!

SIMPLY THE BEST. The perfect representation of a true professional. Derek is the best real estate agent to work with, period! He helped us buy our first home in 2018 and sold our current home in 2022 in the Kitchener Waterloo area, in what we can only describe as the most smooth, comfortable, and unbelievably amazing experience. If you’re reading this review, stop, because you’ve found your real estate agent! Derek is the man, and we could not be more grateful for having him look after some of the most important events in our lives! - Alex Krivocheiko

January 08, 2022

Reply:    Alex, serving your family has been my pleasure. Your trust in me and desire to collaborate for a great result is why I want to work so hard for quality clients like yourself. The best is yet to come for you in 2022!

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Petersburg, Wilmot, ON, Canada
Jan 2022

Alex Krivocheiko
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Derek is the best! He knows the market, he's honest, reliable, well organized, quickly responsive with communications, resourceful, and personable. Derek has patiently and Kindly helped me over several years as I debated my readiness to sell, and has helped me often with his expertise and resources. You won't be disappointed working with Derek. I certainly wasn't! - Cathy Lee Farley

December 21, 2021

Reply:    Cathy Lee, thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. It has been a genuine pleasure interacting with you over the past few years as you became ready to get to that next destination in your mind. Dream Big!

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Laurelwood, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Jan 2022

Cathy Lee Farley
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Derek is experienced, knowledgeable and very dependable. We've worked with him 3 times and the experience is always the same - he is patient, realistic and extremely helpful. He quickly responds to all our questions and always knows what to do in any situation. We will continue to recommend him to anyone that may need a realtor. Thank you, Derek! - Sibila Pratt

November 30, 2021

Reply:    I love working with your family! Team work makes the dream work! I know you worked so hard to get your home ready for market, and the return was amazing. You will also love your new home!

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Centreville Chicopee, Kitchener, ON, Canada
Dec 2021

Sibila Pratt
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As a first time home buyer, I don't think I could have felt as confident in the process as I did if we didn't have Derek. He told us all of our options, walked us through the whole process, gave us resources, told us important points we needed to know, and he told us things that others neglected to tell us. When we asked for more information, he delivered beyond expectations. He was reasonable in telling us what we should expect to be able to buy but hopeful and ambitious to get us what we wanted. He knows the tricks and what to expect when you're looking through houses. He does his homework and makes sure you know everything you need to about the house and the area it is in before you move forward. Derek literally worked miracles and got us our dream house! Not to set high expectations, but in under a week of meeting Derek, we put our first offer on our dream house that we thought was out of reach and ended up getting accepted! He went through hoops and problem-solved along the way to meet all of our needs. He always had our best intentions in mind and was quick to respond to our messages when we needed him. I would recommend him in a heartbeat! - Chelsey De Jong

November 25, 2021

Reply:    Thanks again for taking the time from your busy day to write a review. I am so glad that the stars aligned to help us achieve an extraordinary outcome. I will continue to serve you up to the completion date and beyond. Remember, I come with the house!

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House / Single-Family
King East, Kitchener, ON, Canada
Jan 2022

Chelsey De Jong
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It was a great experience to buy our first house with Derek. He is very professional, experienced, knowledgeable and responsive . He provides good guidance and advice. We highly recommend his services! - Harinder

November 02, 2021

Reply:    Thank you so much for being receptive to my advice. I love helping first time buyers. You have my gratitude for choosing me from the many options out there. Remember, I come with the house and will be there to help when you need me!

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Breslau, Woolwich, ON, Canada

Harinder
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Derek help me to buy my small condo, and also help me sell it. He is very reliable, dependable, helpful , professional, very organized, trustworthy, efficient and very organized but he guided me every step of the way, he's always there for you. His the best agent ever!thanks to him! If i will buy a house again for sure he will be my agent! - Gina Ogao

October 15, 2021

Reply:    Thank you Gina. You know how much I appreciate you!

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Apr 2021

Gina Ogao
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Derek is an exceptional agent who is highly informative, reliable, professional, and helpful. Today we just sold our property in Waterloo with Derek. His knowledge and expertise helped us to get multiple offers and it was sold over listing. Derek gave us extraordinary service during our home selling experience, he even provided complimentary professional house cleaning services. Derek is one of the best real estate agents in the Waterloo Region. In 2019 & 2020, he was rated “Top Ten Agents in Kitchener”. Absolutely recommend! - Yi Hao

May 15, 2021

Reply:    Many thanks for the kind review. You are both the type of high-quality clients I enjoy working with. I hope truly happy with the positive outcome of the sale. You have my sincere thanks for choosing to trust me with the sale. I look forward to caring for your friends, coworkers, and family should they ever need help with buying, selling, or investing in Waterloo region real estate.

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Jun 2021

Yi Hao
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Very happy with choosing Derek as my Real Estate Agent.  He goes above and beyond in working for you, explaining documents and the do's and don'ts of this "new real estate market" we are currently in.  Would highly recommend him to anyone looking to sell or buy a home! - Carolyn Regan

April 06, 2021

Reply:    Carolyn, thank you so much for taking time out of your day to write this review. Your hard work and that of your family had not gone unnoticed. You helped make our sale a success. Much gratitude. Look forward to helping you find your next home. D.

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Jun 2021

Carolyn Regan
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Our home-buying experience with Derek was fantastic from start to finish! We initially met him while viewing one of his listings and immediately knew he is the kind of agent we wanted representing our interests. Derek is very professional and knowledgeable. He spent a lot of his time giving us a detailed introduction into the housing market and what to expect before we began our house hunting. Derek has been consistently responsive to all our needs – scheduling bookings and any inquiries we had about properties.  When we viewed properties with Derek, he was always very thorough and pointed out details we wouldn’t have thought to check for on our own.  We truly felt we were in good hands and that Derek wanted to find the right home for us. Thanks to all his assistance and guidance we finally did! He is a pleasure to interact with and we highly recommend his services! - John & Anna

April 04, 2021

Reply:    I am so excited for you both. Great home in nice area....just what I wanted for you. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It means so much to me. Pleasing clients is the best reward. D.

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May 2021

John & Anna
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We met Derek when we went to see one of his listings for sale. We had been to see several homes, always just calling the listing agent to show us the house. He was the only realtor that actually took the time ask us questions about what we were looking for and get our contact information. We knew right away that we would work exclusively with him on our search for a new home. He responded quickly to our requests to view houses and forwards any listings he thought might be a good match for us. With his help we were able to secure a home that ticked all our boxes and at a great price. When we listed our home with Derek, he took the time to explain his marketing strategy. He includes cleaners to give your house that extra little sparkle. Most importantly he walks through your house with a stager to give you that outsider's view of your home. The stager moves things (that you ALREADY have) around your home to create better flow and gives various tips. I feel this gave us an edge over other properties. We were so impressed with Derek's professionalism that we referred him to friends. He sold their home and they have since referred him to another mutual friend. Fantastic realtor! - Rhonda Smith

April 02, 2021

Reply:    Thank you very much Rhonda for the review. The hard work that you and Jeff put into preparing the home and your willingness to work as a team resulted in a fantastic outcome. I always want to work with the type of quality clients that you are. My sincere gratitude.

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Mar 2021

Rhonda Smith
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A great guy to work with. Extremely helpful and very knowledgeable with regards to all aspects of real estate. We would definitely recommend Derek to our friends and family. - Jeff Smith

April 01, 2021

Reply:    Thank you Jeff. It is always a pleasure working with clients who are collaborative and are willing to work together to achieve the common goal. I am extremely happy with the end result. Win win win

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Jun 2021

Jeff Smith
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This was our first experience selling our home.  A friend had recently bought a home with Derek`s assistance and recommended him to us.  We knew from the first visit that Derek was our Realtor- he was professional and down to earth. He walked us through the process in a clear manner.  We also liked his marketing ability.  Most important Derek was punctual for all appointments and answered our emails promptly.   We loved the additional touch of having a designer walk through the house with us to provide input on how to prepare the house for sale.  Derek even offered us a professional cleaning service or window cleaning service.  We chose the window cleaning service which added the final sparkle for the house.   We were completely satisfied with the service we received from Derek and would definitely recommend him! - Nil Woodcroft

March 15, 2021

Reply:    Amazing clients, like yourselves, are one of the reasons why I love my job. Thank you for all your hard work to make the home "picture perfect". Great teamwork!

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Apr 2021

Nil Woodcroft
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Derek is a remarkable real estate agent. He takes time to explain everything that you're signing for--making sure all details in a document is clear to us. For both buying and selling, he was there every step of the way and provided us with all the best possible tools & resources that helped us make sound decisions with our new home purchase and prepared us well when we sold our house. We're very fortunate to have met Derek and have him as our realtor. Highly recommend him! - Joefrey and Melanie

February 10, 2021

Reply:    Thanks again folks. Working with Dream Clients like you both makes my job so worthwhile. I am so excited for this next chapter in your lives! D.

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Apr 2021

Joefrey and Melanie
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Professional, knowledgeable, prompt, to list a few words! He listens to you and gives you great advice while keeping your best interests in mind. We had an amazing experience securing a home we love. Thank you, Derek. - Junko and Kaichi

December 17, 2020

Reply:    I have thoroughly enjoyed serving your family. My sincere thanks for the review. Can’t wait until you get your keys!

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Jan 2021

Junko and Kaichi
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We met Derek 3-4 years ago. We were not ready to sell...but his professionalism in just sharing what the market was like at the time, and his soft sell/ genuine care stayed with us. No pressure ever. No hounding us as the years went on...so now, December 2020, when we wanted to sell. We knew exactly who we wanted to take care of us! Connected with Derek on LinkedIn, and he has been incredible with us! Completely understood what we needed, knew how to care for us from start to finish. He is incredibly respectful, honest, and an excellent listener, has the patience to walk us thru all the details at our speed of understanding. Thank you Derek! - Joanne McWade

December 16, 2020

Reply:    Joanne and Robert, you have been amazing clients. Your desire to work as a team to achieve a top-notch result did not go unnoticed. I am so pleased that your lovely home received so much attention and attracted a no-nonsense Offer that was acceptable to you. All the best for prosperity and good health!

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Mar 2021

Joanne McWade
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A pro all the way. We met with 4 agents, and Derek won the day. He was the best prepared for our first meeting and covered all the bases, including his detailed marketing plans, how to prep the home. The house was listed on a Thursday, and sold the very next Tuesday - 6 days later; we had 12 offers and received significantly above asking price. His input all along the way was so helpful to us for making the right decision. Would definitely highly recommend this hard-working, dedicated agent. His strategy and execution was bang ON! Great Job Derek Villemaire! Derek also helped us buy another property and we found the right place and submitted a winning bid, and it only took a little over 1 week. His guidance was invaluable, and greatly appreciated. - Terri-Lynne and John Mach

September 17, 2020

Reply:    Your hard work in prepping the home and willingness to work as a team contributed to our success. Thank you, Terri-Lynne and John.

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Oct 2020

Terri-Lynne and John Mach
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Derek Villemaire is a very professional and knowledgeable agent. He is very efficient, clear, professional, helpful, and polite. He sold our house within 8 days with multiple offers. Derek communicated superbly every step of the way. He works incredibly hard and answers all your questions honestly and with integrity. From the very start everything was so efficient and ran smoothly. From the initial evaluation, to the advice we received on getting our work-in-progress ready for a quick sale, his service was outstanding, and ranged from 'must-do' tasks to 'suggestions', realistic timescales, and helpful recommendations. It is not easy to sell a house during Covid 19, but Derek’s kindness helped us through it. - Birgitte Robertson

August 29, 2020

Reply:    You have my sincere gratitude for taking the time for such a detailed review. I am pleased we had such a positive outcome. Thank you for your trust and support. Having clients that work as a team is key, so we can share in our success. :-)

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Oct 2020

Birgitte Robertson
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Derek really put in the extra effort to sell my home, his staging and cleaners really know what they are doing also. Despite some really stiff competition from an up the road houshold for sale, he still manage to to get me above asking on my property. Derek is very professional, and knows the market well. - stephan

August 28, 2020

Reply:    It means so much to me, Stephan, that you took the time to leave this review. I appreciate you and the trust you have shown me. D.

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Sep 2020

stephan
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Derek is professional in his sale leadership by being positive , good time management, negotiation, proactiveness, people management. He is driven , knowledgeable, helpful , supportive & friendly . An always ready man to answer questions & queries . - Miriam Beldock

August 25, 2020

Reply:    Miriam, thank you for your rating and comments. I truly appreciate clients that work as a team to help us reach our goal. My thanks to you.

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Jul 2020

Miriam Beldock
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Derek did an excellent job under difficult circumstances The pandemic started as we listed and created a more stresful situation there are a number of plus and minus conditions with the property that were professionally handle - Don Beldock

August 24, 2020

Reply:    Don, I was glad you reached out to me to help you & Miriam get to that next place in your lives. D.

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Oct 2020

Don Beldock
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Derek was very professional and put in a lot of effort to ensure i received the best offer my property. We have maintained a great relationship since then and i will definitely recommend and work with him in the future - Percy K

August 22, 2020

Reply:    Thank you for the kind words Percy. I was a pleasure working with you as a team. D.

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Feb 2020

Percy K
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We were, and are, super confident in Derek's ability to get the best deals for our home(s). He listens carefully to our comments and concerns, and gives us solid, experience based advice. He has helped us to buy and sell our homes for several years, and we've found that we can rely on him to look after our interests and to do business with integrity and good nature. I can't recommend him highly enough! - Roz Millard-Martin

August 22, 2020

Reply:    Thank you, Roz, for taking the time to leave your comments. People like you are the reason I love my job...most days ;-)

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Jun 2020

Roz Millard-Martin
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From the beginning of our interest in selling our house until we finally received the keys to our new home Derek was available whenever we needed assistance or had a question. His ability to properly read the market meant a quick and profitable sale. Also his house knowledge meant we didn't encounter any unwanted surprises when house hunting and we were able to find the perfect property. - Dwight Lewis

March 24, 2020

Reply:    Your time to write this review is very much appreciated. It has been a joy working with you both. I hope you enjoy your new home and make many exciting memories.

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Mar 2020

Dwight Lewis
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Derek was informative, helpful, knowledgeable and professional. He listened to our needs, respected our budget, and learned our likes and dislikes. He was available whenever we needed him, and if he wasn't, he got back to us as soon as he could. He even remembered our dog's name! I'd recommend Derek for any buying or selling needs. - Stacey and Chris

March 02, 2020

Reply:    My sincere appreciation to you both for trusting me. Thank you for taking the time to give this review. I am very excited for you both (and your fur baby) about your purchase. :-)

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Jun 2020

Stacey and Chris
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Derek was very helpful and responsive to our needs. He made the buying process go smoothly and less challenging for us as first time home buyers. We strongly recommend him for anyone who wants to buy or sell their house. - N&N

February 22, 2020

Reply:    Thank you so much for adding your comments. Your trust and ongoing appreciation for my efforts have not gone unnoticed. You were both amazing clients to work with and I look forward to continuing to serve you. D.

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May 2020

N&N
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Derek was extremely helpful and capable, allowing us to make a successful offer. His expertise and experience was a big factor in us choosing him to represent us for our purchase of the property. - Ariq

February 17, 2020

Reply:    Thank you, ARIQ, for the gift of your time. Your family was a dream to work with. I look forward to serving you, your family, and friends in the future.

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Ariq
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Derek is amazing. He helped us find our new home and sold our old home within a week of listing. We recommend him to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. He will not leave you disappointed. - Amanda Pringle

November 23, 2019

Reply:    Thank you Amanda for the kind review. I appreciate the gift of your time. It was a pleasure helping your family find their new home. :-)

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Jul 2019

Amanda Pringle
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The minute we met Derek, I felt at ease, he thoroughly explained what he and his company would do to sell my aunts home. We are so pleased that everything was done so well without a great deal of difficulty. I’d highly recommend Derek to my friends and family - Sharon

September 03, 2019

Reply:    Sharon, you have no idea how much I appreciate the work that you put into getting the house ready and helping to get it sold.

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Sharon
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Words can not express our gratitude; we would recommend Derek Villemaire to anyone looking for a hassle free and professional real estate experience. - Joy Noble

July 21, 2019

Reply:    Thank you Joy and Scott, for taking the time to post this review. It took us a while but we found you guys a fantastic home.

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Jun 2019

Joy Noble
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Derek was amazing and worked so hard for us with the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home. We couldn’t be more happy! He is so professional and is a true jem. Best agent you will ever find! - Duane Perry/ Violet Fairhall

July 18, 2019

Reply:    Thank you, so much Duane and Violet for taking the time to post this review. It was my pleasure to serve you.

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Jul 2019

Duane Perry/ Violet Fairhall
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Derek was very attentive to our needs and responded promptly to our questions, no matter how small. A true professional! - Raymond Angod

May 22, 2019

Reply:    Ray, you have my gratitude for taking the time to rate me. It was a pleasure serving your family!

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Apr 2019

Raymond Angod
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We cannot say enough about Derek’s work on the purchase of our new home and the sale of our existing house. For the purchase he encouraged us to explore options that we had not really considered, and this ended up being the way to go! He professionally guided us through the entire process including the staging services, preparation for the showings, referrals to any services that we have needed, and he even did some of the handyman work himself! He was very professional and guided us through the process making it all go as smooth as possible. Derek heavily advertised our house, hosted many open houses, and was able to finalize the sale on a very timely basis. He worked with us to make sure that he understood our wants and needs from both a monetary and timing perspective and we were very happy with the outcome. It is our intention to pass on referrals to Derek to all our friends and colleagues when they are in need of real estate services. Donna and Darrel, April 2019 - Donna Morrison

April 19, 2019

Reply:    Thanks so much, Donna and Darrel, for taking the time to leave this review. It has been a pleasure serving you.

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Jun 2019

Donna Morrison
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Derek was perfect in every way to help us achieve our goal of selling and finding a new place to live. - Martin

March 26, 2019

Reply:    My humble gratitude ,Maria and Martin, for trusting me to sell your home and help you find your next home.

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