Elaine was a pleasure to work with. She was very knowledgeable of the current real estate market and offered helpful recommendations to prepare for listing the house for sale, from decluttering and staging advice, to finding the right listing price. Elaine was a great advocate when working on our behalf, negotiating with potential buyers. She also showed our family kind compassion and understanding as we listed a family home of over 20 years, with emotional ties. We would highly recommend Elaine to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home.
Elaine was great. We started looking right after our old house sold, right before xmas, and she got all the showings lined up quickly and efficiently which was helpful because we were coming from several goirs away. She knew the things to look out for wrt rural properties, was always on time etc. Highly recommend.
A friend recommended Elaine Bouma to me and I am so glad they did. Elaine was extremly helpful in guiding me through the process of buying my first home. Not only did she answer my text/e-mails/phone calls at all hours, she had patience and expertise from the very beginning. We found my home within a month and I know she would have been patient and supportive no matter how long it took. She made the whole process very easy for me as a first time home buyer and could have not done it without her. I would recommend her in a heart beat. Thank you so much Elaine
From the start to closing, Elaine was always there to answer our questions and provide guidance. She was quick to respond to emails and calls. She brought a wealth of knowledge and experience and provided practical information when showing us properties. Up to the final moment of negotiating the purchase of our home, we felt she had our interests at heart and guided us past the finish line.
Elaine was great to work with! She helped us get the best possible price and helped coach us through the rapidly changing market. She was so helpful and knowledgeable, we'd recommend her to anyone
Elaine was wonderful to work with! She was thorough, thoughtful and her communication was top notch. My favourite thing about Elaine in regards to selling our house would be the creative twist she'd put on each ad. It was never just a boring listing, but had a personal or comical twist to it. I would highly recommend Elaine to anyone buying or selling.
We were grieving the loss of our mom, and we needed an agent we could trust, to guide us through process of an estate sale. Elaine is professional, efficient and very knowledgeable. We were kept up to date with the changing market. Elaine helped us with critical decisions and eased our stress. When the house sold, we were so happy we had Elaine because her honesty and integrity is what made it a good sale with no problems. We highly recommend Elaine Bouma
Elaine shows compassion and understanding when it comes to selling a home. She has the capacity to put herself in the vendors position and explain and adapt to the situation.
When the time came to help our 87-Year-old mother sell her cherished home and acreage of two and a half decades, we knew we needed someone special. But where would we start without us knowing any local realtors? So we interviewed a handful, and none came close to matching Elaine's genuineness and inherent knowledge of navigating not only the local real estate market but five daughters and a senior to boot. Steady as they come, Elaine made this difficult transition easy for all six of us. Hardworking, she navigated every step professionally and demonstrated her skillset and knowledge on multiple occasions. Above her ability to be a great realtor, what impressed us most was her level of care, compassion, and kindness provided to our mother and our whole family. Elaine repeatedly delivered the perfect cocktail of care and professionalism. Thank you, Elaine, for everything you did for our mother. The bar you set is high!
When my fiancee and I decided to move, we knew we had to find a real estate agent who was very familiar with the area we were interested in. We read the reviews of several local agents and decided to work with Elaine based on her good reviews. We're happy to report we are now in our new home and are glad we picked Elaine! From the beginning, as first time home buyers, Elaine took the time to explain the necessary steps and what everything meant. She lined up several home tours in a day so that we could maximize our time in the area. When we were ready to put in offers, she talked us through the bidding process, and we successfully secured a home on our second try! Elaine saw us through to the end of the closing process, and brought us a beautiful Welcome Home basket. Thank you Elaine!
If you are looking to sell or looking to buy in the Quinte Area, I highly recommend Elaine Bouma. Elaine made our first home purchasing experience easy and fun, and provided excellent results. We are so lucky to have had her as our realtor and benefited from her knowledge of the area, of the industry, and especially her client care.
Elaine really knows her stuff. She made us feel comfortable and was so professional. She told us what she felt about the outcome, and she was absolutely correct. We thank you Elaine for being yourself, honest and straight forward throughout the process. So far, out of 9 agents we have dealt with over the years, you are on the top. You are being recommended to all our friends and family!
Elaine was a great realtor. She was super patient and flexible with our ever-changing desires and needs in a home. Once closed, Elaine also provided contact information of various service companies such as Electrician, painters, etc. She is also very knowledgeable of the mechanical workings of a house in the "County" such as Septic, Well, Sump-pump, etc., which was very helpful. Anyone would be very happy with Elaine in helping to find them a home.
Elaine was incredibly professional, friendly and wise in deciding on a listing price as well as what needed to be done to increase the desirability of the home for the buyer. She did an excellent job with pre-listing advertising as well as during the listing. Everything was well prepared and she is very knowledgeable when dealing with the sale. I would highly recommend Elaine for your real estate needs
Elaine was remarkable when we needed to sell our home quickly to move out of the province. She was knowledgeable, responsive and set up incredible staging - a total pro! In addition she was upbeat, fun, and down to earth. Her solid and encouraging support helped us manage the fast paced process and anxious moments of selling. We believed we were in good hands and multiple offers over asking proved it! We absolutely recommend Elaine without reservation!
My husband and I were referred to Elaine by friends and are so glad we were! We were first time home buyers-we had so many questions and changed our minds a dozen times but Elaine was patient and kind, and so knowledgeable that she was able to help us find a great home in a crazy market. Would highly recommend her to anyone!
Elaine helped us sell our family home of 27 years which was difficult for us to do. She was very knowledgeable about real estate and a pleasure to work with. Thanks Elaine!
An amazing agent! Very responsive and helpful with any question we raised. Also very calm in what can be a somewhat emotional situation when you are selling the home you have raised your family in. We love our home and are happy that the whole process was handled so professionally but with caring. Thank you Elaine!
Elaine is professional and friendly, and works hard for her clients. She was patient and always willing to show properties we were interested in and provided valuable advice. We strongly recommend Elaine to anyone who is looking to buy or sell their property.
Exceptional agent. Very impressionable. Followed COVID guidelines when showing us homes, even brought her own wipes to wipe door knobs. Elaine was and still is a phenomenal, positive force during my husband and my search and purchase of property. She is VERY keen on ensuring follow up; detail oriented. She found on the day of final signing that the property we were signed off on was "miss posted" by the listing agent, which could have turned into a major law suit against my husband and I. Elaine continues to be a great emotional support to myself as during the building process of our "forever home" on the acre of land she helped us purchase, my husband passed away. She has NO idea how much we appreciate everything she did and continues to do for us. I feel she was under paid for her professional assistance. I would not hesitate a MINUTE to refer her to family, friends, and colleagues. She provided us with utmost care throughout our search for our forever home. Never did we feel pressured. Her email video introduction was wonderful. I could go on and on about what an excellent realtor she is, but you have to meet her and let her..." work her magic" to truly appreciate and understand my comments. Wish she had been the realtor who sold our home in Whitby. Thank you Elaine.🙏🏻
Elaine helped us move from Yellowknife to Belleville. We were unable to come and look at houses in person, but Elaine did thorough FaceTime tours with us for every house we were interested in. She was very professional and detailed in her comments about what is or might become an issue with the houses we video toured with her. She was extremely knowledgeable - there wasn’t ever a question she couldn’t immediately answer. We are extremely happy with the house we got. It fits our family perfectly. Many thanks to Elaine for guiding us through this process.
Elaine is an extremely competent Real Estate Agent that I would most definitely highly recommend to anyone looking for a Realtor She did an exceptional job. Wonderful personality and extremely knowledgeable.
It was daunting to us to have to buy a house on the other side of the country from where we live and to do that amid steeply rising house prices and a pandemic. Elaine patiently walked with us each step of the way till we found a home we could love.
We were very thankful to have Elaine as our realtor. She patiently worked with us during COVID, and the challenges of us being from out of town. She always answered our questions, had helpful knowledge of neighbourhoods and homes. We would have no hesitation recommending her as a realtor. Thank you Elaine!
Elaine was on top of her game. She was available when i needed an agent to show me properties in this very hot market. She went out of her way to ensure we succeeded.
From my first meeting with Elaine, I was impressed with her friendly, caring manner and her attention to detail. She recognized that this home contained so many memories of 45 years , raising four kids and watching my nine grandchildren grow, so many family get-togethers and celebrations, sleepovers and other gatherings of my kids' friends, watching my husband make a homemade slide and a tire swing as well as doing repairs and renos on the house, until Alzheimers took him from us. Elaine let me get out my feelings, both happy and sad, about this house and what it means to me. Then the quarantine hit and it was impossible to get everything done that needed doing, but Elaine kept in touch and reassured me that I would be okay and the house would probably sell quickly - and it did! It sold in four days for more than the asking price and I am making plans to start a new phase in my life. Thank you, Elaine for your guidance and support through this process. You went the extra mile to ensure that the sale of my house, in spite of some sad memories and my concerns about moving on, was a pleasant, timely, and positive experience. Thank you so much.