May 24, 2013
Dear Team Burton,
We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank your associate Greg
Pike for the outstanding work he did on helping us find a new
property. He easily worked around our hectic schedules, showing us all
the houses we expressed an interest in and making sure we didn't
settle for something that wasn't exactly right. Ultimately, he helped
us narrow down our search until we found the perfect place. Making a
good investment was our top priority and Greg offered us the valuable
insight into the housing market that makes us confident our purchase
will stand the test of time. There is nothing more we could have asked
for in a buyer's agent!
Thanks for everything,
Dianne and Amanda
March 29, 2013
Hi Mr. Burton,
We recently purchased a home in St. John’s, and Elvis was our realtor. He did more for us than what was expected of a real estate agent. Our first meeting was with Elvis November 2012 and we moved in our home March 2013. It was a dream of ours to buy a new home he never gave up even when we did. He was always there to answer any questions we had. We are talking about buying again and when we do Elvis will be our agent.
Basil & Roselyn Rideout
March 22, 2013
I have recently purchased a new home in Paradise and Elvis Loveless was my realtor. I would first like to thank Elvis for being so courteous and professional with the purchase of my new home. Elvis is very friendly and easygoing, I felt like we have been friends for years. He was always open, honest, trustworthy, dependable and had a good sense of humor. As a first time home owner I had many questions. Elvis was very prompt to answering these questions and if he did not know the answer it didn't take him long to find it. I would highly recommend Elvis as a realtor for anyone. I can not forget to mention Erco Homes, especially Johnny. Johnny was a pleasure to have build my home. With the many requests I had he made sure they were completed. I could have not asked for a better person to deal with.
February 17, 2013
Thank you for all your care and understanding this Fall when I came to you for help in finding a new home. You were very understanding and patient as I changed my mind several times about the type of house I wanted to buy. After each viewing that you set up, you signaled in on what type of house I wanted and we finally found the right one. Throughout the process, you were there with me every step of the way and I was especially impressed with your negotiation skills, your knowledge of the market and your knowledge of “how to fix and clean” things. When we went through my house the first time, after the house inspection and during closing, you gave me a lot of great tips on how to improve things without spending a fortune. Just like the MasterCard commercial, those tips were priceless! They showed me how much knowledge you had about the real estate industry. If anyone reading this is looking for a new agent, I would highly recommend Louise for all of the reasons noted above. She will work very hard for you, listen to what you want, negotiate wisely and never put pressure on you. If I ever needed to sell or purchase another home, I would call Louise in an instant and so should you.
February 13, 2013
"Greg Pike is a huge asset to the first time home buyer. We thought it would take a year or more for us to find our first home; Greg had us moved in within two months! He took us through the process step by step with patience and care and when we needed advice he was just a call away. He's always friendly but don't let that smile fool you; when the negotiating gets tough, Greg will fight for your best interests. He'll continue to be our agent, and he'll always get a top recommendation from us."
Rory and Sandy
February 12, 2013
To The Jim
Burton Re/Max Real Estate Team,
like to take this opportunity to thank Joanne Waugh for her guidance, support,
and complete professionalism in aiding me in purchasing my new home. We all
know what a huge investment a home is and how unsure we can be to whether we
are making not just the right choice, but the best choice. Joanne went out of
her way to ensure that I had all the right tools and information to find that
perfect home for me.
As a second
home buyer I came into this purchase with many of the typical reservations some
home owners have about real estate agents and mine were from first-hand
experience; a real estate agent who didn’t listen, pushing houses on me above
my maximum budget, not being prepared at showings, and with no background work
completed on the property.
the exact opposite with Joanne, which gave me great comfort and turned what was
a stressful disappointment into a pleasurable experience. Joanne came to
viewings with extensive background information on the homes and area, was
extremely knowledgeable about the pros and cons of each house, catered to my
limited availability, gave me lots of great ideas about how the house could be a home for me when the houses
were particularly cluttered or difficult to view, was the voice of reason when
we encountered any setbacks, and most importantly, Joanne listened to what I
wanted and adapted when I changed anything throughout the process.
like to take an opportunity, as well, to recognize that perhaps I wasn’t the
easiest client in the world and thus, I’ll heap an extra serving of kudos on
Joanne’s plate. I’m told this is not normal, but Joanne showed me 13 houses and
worked with me in talking about/looking at, 19 total. The reason I didn’t think
this was a problem was not only because I took purchasing a home very serious,
but because Joanne was a complete professional throughout the whole process.
Joanne was an excellent sounding board to all my questions and concerns and
expertly drew on her past experiences that were relative to each property. I’m
also told that most real estate agents probably would have choked me by that
point – ha!
aside, I couldn’t have asked for a more professional and personal experience
with Joanne as she guided me every step of the way in finding my perfect home
while following up with me afterwards to make sure that my new house wasn’t a
wolf in sheep’s clothing.
All I can
say, in conclusion, is don’t let this one get away because I haven’t stopped
singing Joanne’s praises to anyone who will listen since my new house closed.
February 07, 2013
We moved into our new home in November 2012 at 52 Westport Drive and I thought it would be a good time to send you some feedback on how the build and leading up to our move went.
First of all, out real estate agent was Elvis Loveless, and he was with us every step of the way - from the very first day we met with the builder, New Victorian Homes, to the day we moved in. Elvis was very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and always made himself available. Whether it be a phone call, text message, or email at any time of the day or night, we always knew there would be a response shortly thereafter. This meant a lot for my girlfriend and I as we were first time home buyers still very green to the whole process. Elvis is very professional and accommodating. Even to this day he still makes himself available for any questions or concerns we may have. For example, a few weeks ago there was a problem with our door in the basement apartment and the builder was out of town on a Saturday. I sent Elvis a text message and he came by to have a look at the door and make the point to contact the builder to ensure it was an urgent matter that should be assessed due to the tenant not having adequate use of the door. This is something that I will never forget, and surly sealed the deal for Elvis, and Re-Max, being a long time agent for ourselves.
Or course, not to forget the builder in this picture. New Victorian Homes, especially Doug Williams, was a pleasure to work with and have build our home. The work was of high quality and they as well accommodated all our requests. You truly have yourself a great builder and real estate agent on your side to make your organization look top notch and ahead of the competition.
For both Elvis and New Victorian Homes, but especially Elvis, I would like to say they have definitely without a shadow of a doubt, earned a 5 star recommendation from us and many referrals in the years to come. We have plans to buy multiple homes in the future for living and rental properties, so we will be sure to contact Elvis when this time comes!
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.
Philip Mugford and Tannis Milley
52 Westport Drive, Paradise
February 04, 2013
Good day Mr. Burton,
I have recently purchased a new home at 51 Westport Dr. Paradise through the Remax realty services of Elvis Loveless..
Going through the process of building this new home Elvis has been very professional in advising and guiding me along the way.
He has made this experience as painless and as pleasant as possible by going beyond his normal means to assist me.
I have appreciated the service that Elvis has provided me and would recommend him to anyone needing realty services to acquire a new home.
January 30, 2013
Hi Mr. Burton,
We just wanted to let you know about the phenomenal service we received from our agent, Elvis Loveless. Being first time home buyers there were a lot of things we weren't familiar with and were unsure about, but Elvis made everything crystal clear for us, laid out all of our options and helped us get a house we love. He went above and beyond what we ever expected from a real estate agent to ensure we got exactly what we wanted. We had such a positive experience with buying our first home, we will definitely be contacting Elvis if we ever decide to look for another property and will be recommending him as an agent for all of our friends and family.
Krista & Charlie
January 15, 2013
Hi Mr. Burton,
I recently bought a rental property on Mayfair Ave in Paradise through Elvis Loveless. I wanted to point out that my experience in buying this house was very rewarding. Mr. Loveless was very professional and helpful in every way. He went above and beyond to ensure my experience was a positive one. My first house purchase was in Portugal Cove about 8 years ago. It was a new home construction as well and the experience was very frustrating, thus making me skeptical in buying another new house. The real estate agent was not helpful in any way, and my impression of that agent was very negative. He did not work for me. Mr. Loveless was the complete opposite, helping me every step of the way, meeting with me whenever I requested and kept me up to date on the process. I just wanted to show my appreciation for the much better experience the second time around and hope i can buy another rental property in the near future, and if I do, I will be calling Mr. Loveless for his expertise and professionlism. Mr. Loveless deserves reconition for his willingness to go above and beyond and achieve total satisfaction for his clients.
November 13, 2012
Thank you for making our building process smooth and stress free. From the very beginning we knew we had made the right choice. A special thank you to Darlene for showing us similar homes in the area and for being with us every step of the way. And thanks to Roger for his patience as we developed our plans. A very special thank you to the Hann Construction team and especially Harvey - we always felt as if we were your number one customer. We appreciate the extra care and attention you gave us, before and after the construction of our home. The quality of workmanship and materials is unsurpassed. We feel as though we not only received a well-built product, we also gained a few new friends. Thank you so much!
Cathy & Scott
November 03, 2012
Carol and I were really happy with the whole process. You were a joy to deal with. Your light hearted and easy going personality made our home buying experience fun and enjoyable. Thanks for replying to our many emails and requests so quickly.
We'll see you in the future for our next house, if Carol ever let's me sell this house. lol
October 25, 2012
I just wanted to let you know how pleased with the service I received from your agent, Darlene Rendell.
The selling of my late fathers family home was made painless in a difficult time.
Darlene was always available and more than willing to help.
October 10, 2012
I can’t say enough about the great experience we had dealing with you and Erco development. You sold our new home and guided through the process of buying a new one. Your advice was delivered in a non-biased, professional manner and you made yourself available at our convenience. We felt that our concerns were your top priority, always handling them in a timely manner. Your diligence was evident even in the final walk-through. It was if you were buying the home. Thanks for having our best interests at heart.
We were very pleased with our exchanges with Erco development, especially with Brian Saunders. This is our fourth new home and his attention to detail and commitment to the highest workmanship standards is by far, without compare, better than any of our previous experiences. His reassurances of a completed job never fell short. We could place our trust in him without worry.
Thanks again for the beautiful basket which we used to celebrate our new (and last) home!
Robyn and Ed Noseworthy
October 10, 2012
Dear Mr. Burton,
We have been in our house now for six months and we wanted to let you know that we are more than pleased with the service that we received from your agent, Louise Maddigan. From the very beginning, she was always ready to answer any questions that we had along the way and always willing to arrange a meeting with our builder, Hann Construction.
Louise always acted in a professional, courteous manner keeping our needs at the forefront. We could not have asked for more. Any time we called, she was very prompt in returning our calls and always had answers to our inquiries.
So thanks to a competent real estate agent in Louise Maddigan and a great builder in Hann Construction, building a new home was a stress free experience. We love our new house. Kudos to Louise.
Kevin and Geraldine Walsh
October 10, 2012
"Having Greg in charge of my house sale (in mid-winter) was a most
pleasant experience. I particularly appreciated his helpful advice
regarding the evaluation of the house, and the efficient way he kept
me informed about viewings and offers. Owing to his valuable help
the house sold in less than three weeks. I would enthusiastically
recommend him to any colleague or friend of mine interested in
selling or buying a home in the St. John's region."
With best regards,
October 10, 2012
"Greg Pike has been my agent for both the purchase and subsequent sale of my home in downtown St. John's. Throughout both experiences Greg's professionalism, attention to detail, knowledge, and willingness to do whatever it takes has been unparalleled. I was extremely satisfied with Greg and would not hesitate to engage his services again in the future.
W. Jeremy Andrews, Grande Prairie, AB"
October 8, 2012
"I would recommend Greg Pike as your 'go to' guy if you want to buy or
sell a house. He's handled both types of transactions for me, and I
can tell you from experience with dealing with other realtors that
Greg is in his own league. He is a stickler for detail, and he quickly
solves any problems or issues that arrive. Not only is he excellent at
what he does, but the network of individuals that he works with is
equally good, and they are all very accessible. I can also tell you
that Greg has made or saved me money because of his advice. I wouldn't
even consider buying or selling with anyone else!! Thanks Greg!!"
October 8, 2012
>We wanted to send in a testimonial on how much we enjoyed working with
>Elvis Loveless. We were first time home buyers and Elvis ensured that
>we were in good hands from the beginning. He took into consideration
>all of the qualities we were looking for and worked very hard finding
>us homes that fit in our budget and met all of our needs. He met with
>us in the evenings and on the weekends and was always willing to spend
>extra time giving us his professional and personal opinion on the homes we viewed.
>In the end he helped us find the perfect home in a great location.
>Although we experienced some bumps during the final steps of the
>purchasing, due to the sellers and their realtor, Elvis ensured that we
>were well taken care of and made it his priority to solve as many of
>the issues as possible. We highly recommend Elvis and will be passing
>his name along to family and friends in the near future.
>Thank you Elvis for all of your help!
>Andrea and Rob
October 06, 2012
We wanted to send in a testimonial on how much we enjoyed working with Elvis Loveless. We were first time home buyers and Elvis ensured that we were in good hands from the beginning. He took into consideration all of the qualities we were looking for and worked very hard finding us homes that fit in our budget and met all of our needs. He met with us in the evenings and on the weekends and was always willing to spend extra time giving us his professional and personal opinion on the homes we viewed.
In the end he helped us find the perfect home in a great location. Although we experienced some bumps during the final steps of the purchasing, Elvis ensured that we were well taken care of and made it his priority to solve as many of the issues as possible. We highly recommend Elvis and will be passing his name along to family and friends in the near future.
Thank you Elvis for all of your help!
Andrea and Rob
I would like to give a member of your sales team Greg Pike a thumbs up for a job well done!
Douglas Kirby (October, 2012)
Last year life for us changed and we decided it was time to list our first home and upgrade. We had our home on the market for months with viewing upon viewing. With a Saint Bernard, a cat, and both of us working full time, keeping the house clean for viewings was very hard. By this time Christmas was here and we were exhausted. We pulled our home off the market to give us a break. After the holidays we wanted a fresh started and with your reputation, decided to call you in. You came to do an assessment of our home and brought Greg Pike with you. After meeting you both and listening to all your advice we were very impressed. Greg made contact with us a couple times but never pressured. We felt that this was the right way to go forward. Greg came to our home and gave us a presentation on what he felt we should list for, what changes we needed to make, and how to market it properly to get the job done. We listed that Monday and by the middle of the week we almost had bidding wars between buyers. By the following weekend our house was sold. We then put him to the real test, trying to find us a new home. We were very picky in what we were looking for. He took us from house to house until we finally found the right one. We have now been living here since May and couldn't be any happier.
Greg was an amazing person to deal with. He was professional, patient, and kind. Both my partner and I both work in customer service and feel that when you get good service you should make it known. We can't stop bragging to everyone how good our experience was with Greg and tell everyone we know to call him if they decide to buy or sell. He went above and beyond for us. We are looking forward to the next time we decided to sell to call him. We are customers for life with Greg Pike.
Thank you for taking the time to read this!!
Rosalie and Mike
“As newcomers to Newfoundland, we had an excellent home-buying experience with our realtor (for life!) Greg Pike. From the early stages of long-distance property searches and viewing houses on tight schedules, to negotiating the final sale, overseeing the home inspection and dealing with unforeseen obstacles, Greg worked tirelessly on our behalf; he really went over and beyond to make sure we had the information we needed to make the best decisions possible. We were blown away by his attention to detail and he always took the time to answer our questions and concerns. His dedication to our search and his solid advice were invaluable. In short, Greg made the home buying process easy and enjoyable. We recommend him to potential home buyers without hesitation.
Many thanks, Greg, for finding us our perfect home.”
Meghan & Wilco (September 2011)
April 06, 2012
Thought I would drop you a line to give a member of your Sales Team a compliment of the highest order. Elvis Loveless is a keeper, very professional in every respect. I had a most difficult client from out of town, I was down with double pneumonia for 8 weeks and Elvis took him under his wing whenever the client visited the site. The closing, while not smooth, was again handled with respect and patience.
Often in this business we don't give credit to other agents who make our lives and work commitments easier in a tough competitive business. I just wanted to let you know that he deserves that extra pat on the back for this one.
Denise Brophy, ABR, ePro
Royal LePage Atlantic Homestead
February 20, 2012
Hi, my name is Glenn Walsh and my wife's name is Florence. I am sorry that it took me so long to write this. My wife and I just recently moved into a new home which we had built on 11 Ellsworth street and I just wanted to say a few words about the experience. Over the coarse of six months I think I talked to Judy almost every day and I found both her and Nancy to be very friendly and professional. The overall experience of building a new home was at times stressful but because of people like Judy, Nancy and Felix it was also enjoyable. There was a period of time when I talked to Judy every day because of things I was not sure of or because of changes we wanted to make but she never got upset or frustrated and that helped me feel at ease. Judy is fantastic to work with and if I ever build another home it will be built by CALCO and I would want to deal with Judy or Nancy. Thank you for everything.
February 12, 2012
“ We recently made the decision to purchase a condo property at Elizabeth Towers. When we inquired through Jim Burton, he directed us to Darlene Randell to handle our inquiry. Throughout the whole process, we found Darlene to be a pleasure to deal with. Her professional manner and upbeat attitude was refreshing and she handled the transaction from beginning to end in a timely professional manner. Not only did she assist with the purchase, but also found us a tenant to lease the property, without much involvement from us. We would certainly recommend Darlene, as a great agent who has the client’s best interests at heart”.
Claude & Dorothy Sullivan
January 10, 2012
Thank you for the lovely basket that you left for us in 208. We haven't
gotten into it yet because it looks so good, but I expect it will be enjoyed
very soon. Thank you for your thoughtfulness with this and in all of your
dealings with us. We are happy with our purchase and appreciate your hard
work on our behalf.
Heidi and Dick
January 09, 2012
We recently purchased a new home in Paradise and Elvis Loveless was our realtor. During the building process Elvis was always involved to make it as smooth as possible. From the very beginning to the closing date he was always available to answer numerous questions being a first time home buyer. The responses were always prompt and complete. We still have a question from time to time and receive the same courteous treatment. Throughout the period of the purchase he was always available for appointments even outside regular business hours.
The level of care and attention to detail he has shown was far beyond what was expected. The treatment was truly genuine and superb. For anyone buying or selling real estate we would definitely recommend Elvis Loveless and would acquire his services again.
Thanks, to Elvis for a job well done.
Barbara and Jason Marshall
January 04, 2012
Over the past 23 years, my family has done 10 transactions with Rose either buying or selling properties. Rose has been fabulous to work with and we couldn’t ask for a better real estate agent from a professional or personal standpoint. Rose has always been helpful and knowledgeable of the real estate market. She has always been very accommodating making appointments to fit my schedule and very patient showing me countless properties, sometimes multiple times. Rose is always quick to respond to e-mails and phone calls, answering questions and investigating issues regarding potential properties. She always goes above and beyond to make sure we are happy with our new purchase or get a fair price for our houses. I have tremendous respect for Rose as a real estate agent and a friend, and I am confident in recommending her to anyone looking for a very professional, yet personable, real estate agent.
Dawn Dodge Williams, Paul Williams and Cyril & Evelyn Dodge
December 16, 2011
Well the stress and exhaustion is finally coming to an end, now its time to unpack lol. I just wanted to say that we are very thankful for everything you have done for us throughout this process. You are a great person and I enjoyed working with you. You have made this experience much more enjoyable then our first purchase, and have renewed my positive view on real estate agents lol. I hope we weren’t too hard to deal with, and I apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused you along the way. We love the house and hope to be there for many years. Thanks again, hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!
December 12, 2011
We recently bought a new house through Elvis Loveless and Remax United. We were so pleased with Elvis. He was so promt on everything from returning calls, forwarding paperwork and even picking up on thing while we did our walk through. He is an amazing relator and anyone who is lucky enough to find him will surely be pleased with the service he provides. He definitely goes the extra step and tries his hardest to make the process run as smoothly as possible. We bought our house almost 2 weeks ago and he is still helping us out with some difficulties we have run into with our seller. I just wanted to let you know that Elvis is fantastic!
December 10, 2011
Over the past 12 years I have bought and sold over 6 different properties. I would like to say that my most recent purchase through you and Gerry was the easiest. When dealing with yourself I never waited anymore than an hour for an answer to any question I had and the majority of the time we meet in person to discuss. When Iit came time to move you actually assisted with the moving and unpacking with was something that had never happened before and the now that we are moved in your assistance is completing and following up on any outstanding items has been unbelievable. I will most definitely pass on your name for anyone I know looking to buy or sell a property.
December 07, 2011
During 2011, I was in the market for the purchase of a new home. I was
particularly interested in purchasing a home in Paradise. A friend of
mine suggested I contact Judy Bugden to assist in finding a home for me
and my children. I contacted Judy and we are currently living in a
beautiful home. Judy was most helpful, knowledgeable of the real estate
market and professional in all the dealings I had with her. She always
took time to answer my questions and in viewing homes was always
accommodating to fit my schedule. I consider Judy a friend and would
highly recommend her to anybody interested in real estate services.
December 06, 2011
Hi Mr. Burton,
We were recently clients of one of your Real Estate Agents and we wanted to touch base with you and make you aware of our experience.
Elvis Loveless was our Realtor for the purchase of our first home on Mayfair Ave. We had been in contact with other agents before, all of whom seemed to be working for themselves, with little interest in what we were looking for. Upon meeting Elvis, we quickly knew he was different. We could tell he was a genuine, honest individual who wanted to put good people into great homes. Within a few minutes of meeting Elvis and conversing with him, you know that he can be trusted and that he is going to do the best job he possibly can for you. He is not trying to sell a house; he is trying to help people find their home. Over the course of our purchase, Elvis was always there to answer our questions, responded promptly and effectively to our emails, and allowed us to view our house even outside regular business hours. He never became impatient with us or our inquiries, of which there were many, and always greeted us with a warm smile and friendly attitude. On closing day, Elvis was there with us every step of the way. He kept us well informed of the things that were taking place, and, since this was our first closing, walked us through the process step by step. Even now, Elvis keeps in touch, still treating us as his number one client. We cannot recommend Elvis Loveless enough. He made the entire process of purchasing our first home very easy and stress free, and we will undoubtedly do business with him again.
We thank Elvis for his amazing work and attention he gave us, and we hope this helps recognize him as one of the amazing employees you have working on Team Burton.
Stephanie & Paul Butt
18 Mayfair Ave
December 01, 2011
Many Thanks Louise
I walk into the Re/Max Plus office one Thursday morning not quite knowing how to begin to look for my new home. When Louise greeted me with a smile and asked me how I was doing. It was a crucial time in my life and she put me at ease right away with her smile.
I told her my situation and I felt very comfortable and relaxed. I sat in her office and we talked first before anything came up about me buying a house.
I told her what I was looking for and she was very accommodating in my suggestions.
I walk out that office that day feeling very comfortable knowing that Louise was there to help me in every way she possible could. She called on a daily bases, filling me in on houses that came up knowing what I would be interested in, which I thought was very professional. Louise suggested several houses and we looked at them all.
When finally I found the house I was looking for. I needed to look at it several times and Louise had no problem in doing that no matter what time of the day I called. She was not only a Realtor but a person who cares and understands her client’s needs, which I felt was exactly what I needed.
I purchased this house on Paddy Dobbin, which know I call my home and to this day Louise still checks in on me to see how I am doing and never did I think I would meet a Realtor that day, that now I call my Friend.
I only wish that other Clients will have the opportunity that I did to come across Realtor like Louise Maddigan. She is a person that goes above and beyond her job.
November 30, 2011
Thank you for all your help in finding me my new home. Whenever there was a new home on the market, within hours I was looking at it. You made sure that I was always the first to look at a new home on the market. If it wasn't for your dedication in finding me a home I would probably will still be looking. No matter what questions I had about a piece of property, you made sure that you could find the answers. You made sure that I was not buying a home that was not up to par. Thank you for all your help and I made sure to tell all my friends how great your were in helping me.
November 25, 2011
Thank you so much for selling our house for us earlier this year.
I can truly say that you went beyond the professionalism expected of someone in the industry. You made us feel that you were on our team. The personal touch impressed us and we would not hesitate to call you again. We gladly recommend the service to anyone.
I trust that you will have a great Christmas season and all the best for the new year.
Harold and Marion
November 24, 2011
We couldn't be more pleased with our new home and so glad that you were there every step of the way through the building process. Although a new home construction can be challenging at times, we felt comfortable that you had our best interest at heart and your advice and expertise was always greatly appreciated. Your persistance ensured that every detail was completed upon closing which never would have happened without your knowledge. We couldn't have done it without you and we look forward to working with you again the next time round (which is likely sooner than later!)You are second to none!
Lori Brett and Neal Thorne
November 22, 2011
When I accepted a job in St. John's, the task of finding a home for my family was daunting to say the least. We had never lived here before and needed to find a home close to our daycare. Louise was the first person we called amongst many agents. We were peppering the market with information requests trying to find any and all the help that was out there. Louise was the ONLY person to consistently keep in touch with us. She was the only person who seemed truly interested in earning our business.
We came to town for a weekend to look at some homes. We visited 16 houses in less than 24 hours thanks to Louise. She framed the homes we viewed in terms of our needs, not our wants. She kept us on track, and we now own what I call our "dream home" - or as close as we'll get without hitting the lottery.
I will return to Louise for any future real estate needs - especially if we win the lottery! Everyone has a real estate contact - but you should make Louise yours.
- Dean M.
November 10, 2011
thank you for your email, and be sure that we were very please with your help and service. For sure, we will count with you for our future real state issues. We didn't left St John's yet, we have schedule our flight for thursday november 3rd, and that's why we didn't pass to you to say goodbye. so I will call you Monday to arrange if we go to see you or you can pass to us and meet our kids. I know that you talk already with Tareq (the younger one) and you explained how to use the intercom. The older one name is Gibran.
If you are going to put their names at the door list, maybe will be good just to put our family name Al-Bader.
About the condominium, I will write now and email to introduce ourselves and arrange the payments and other matters with them.
November 02, 2011
As first time homebuyers who had just moved to Newfoundland, Elvis made the process quick, easy and painless! We were nervous, full of questions, and I'm sure, ‘a little’ annoying at times. Elvis was not only helpful and kind, he was patient, professional and always willing to go the extra mile. He made us feel more than comfortable throughout the process - and most importantly, found us (and our new puppy) our first home! He'd only met us briefly and was able to pick exactly what we'd like for viewing. The second house we saw was the one we purchased. We can't thank him enough for all of his hard work, and highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a home.
- Mark, Natalie & Nitro ;)
October 31, 2011
We just wanted to thank you once again for the excellent customer service you provided on the absentee owner purchase of our new condo. To buy a piece of property, sight unseen, from 5,000 miles away is a daunting task. You helped ease the anxiety we were dealing with and your professionalism made the property acquisition so much easier for us. Your quick response to our numerous e-mails and phone calls was very much appreciated and the entire process was virtually painless. For that we are eternally grateful. Thank you for confidence and empathy; we look forward to dealing with you and Team Burton in the future.
Maureen & Ervin Schaad
Oct 19, 2011
I just wanted to touch base with you to thank you, and especially Elvis for representing us on the sale of our home in Paradise. It’s great to see a group of real estate agents with the caliber of yourself working together as a Team representing clients.
During the course of our listing, Elvis went above and beyond what we ever expected of a real estate agent. Returning calls late at night when it wasn't an issue of great importance, answering e-mails in the early morning hours, and just simply touching base and giving us an "heads-up" on the number of calls and website hits.
Given that Elvis is still in his first year of service, I will predict that he will be attaining award levels for sales within a very short period of time.
In closing, I'm sure you are aware of the talents, skills and professionalism that Elvis possess. We would highly recommend you and Elvis to anyone! We look further to working with the both of you fine gentlemen in the near future.
Rodney & Jennifer Mercer
378 Grenfell Heights
Grand Falls, NL
Oct. 17, 2011
No words can express how much we appreciate having you as our agent during the purchase of our very first home. Needless to say, we were very nervous about the whole process but your calm demeanor and professionalism guided us through every step necessary to be where we are today, first time homeowners. We recognize that your job was difficult, finding us the perfect house that suited our every need, but you worked diligently until you found everything we were looking for. We would definitely recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Thank you so much for going above and beyond what was required to ensure that we were pleased with our purchase.
Alicia and Tyler
RE/MAX testimonial - Greg Pike- 19 Balsam Street. Closing date Aug. 15, 2011
From our very first meeting Greg went above and beyond to make our home buying experience as easy and stress free as possible. His attention to detail and relentless work ethic made it obvious that he was listening to us and had made our satisfaction his priority. On several occasions Greg uncovered seemingly minor details that, once investigated further, revealed themselves as larger issues that would have most likely evolved into major headaches down the road. It was situations like these that made me feel as though Greg was an old friend doing his best to find me a home I would be happy in rather than a real-estate agent trying to make his commission. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend Greg to any of my family members or closest friends.
I just recently purchased my first home and I couldn't have asked for a better agent than Greg Pike with Team Burton Real Estate. I definitely found that buying a home (at least your first home) is & can be a very stressful and daunting task, but Greg was there every step of the way to help with anything as well as taking the time to help explain everything that was going on. All of my questions and concerns were answered, no matter how small or silly they may have seemed at the time, and Greg had a real understanding of my needs as they pertained to my family. What I especially found helpful was the way he would approach each home we considered - "What's NOT right about this home for you?" before "Now, what's RIGHT about this home for you?" - really made my selection so much more easier and most importantly, I now own a home that meets all of my family's needs and is perfect for us, we simply LOVE it! If I ever have to buy or sell another home the first person that I will call will be Greg Pike @ Team Burton Real Estate. Cheers Greg!!
Thanks so much for the yours and Steve’s effort in selling the residence at 32 Ferryland Street East. Although the listing was longer than we had anticipated, but in a slow and difficult market, I appreciate that can sometimes happen. I would like to acknowledge in particular the effort that Steve O’Connell contributed in the selling of the property. Steve put in time and effort that goes above and beyond what a real estate agent is expected to do. Not only did he put in that extra effort, but he did it so willingly and was an absolute pleasure to work with. He kept us in the loop and made sure that we were up to date as to what was transpiring at any given time. I am sure that you recognize the outstanding qualities that Steve naturally possesses, and I wish both of you the very best in the future.
I just wanted to say thank-you for all the hard work you put in over the past MANY months helping us find and organize the purchase of our new home. We are settling in and enjoying the new property immensely. Your patience and advice during the whole process was greatly appreciated and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a realtor to represent them.
About 6 months ago, Greg helped me purchase my first home. As a first-time home-buyer, I had absolutely no idea of how the market operated, or what kind of things I should have been looking for. Greg was patient, thorough, and understanding – he helped me avoid more than a few expensive mistakes! But when the right situation came along he was keen to act, and within a very short amount of time we had made a successful offer on a piece of property that was ideal for my needs. Greg stayed with me every step of the way, right up until closing, and made sure that I got full value for my investment. I’m happier with my new home than I ever could have expected, but if I ever decide to buy a second (or third, or fourth) home, I will most definitely be seeking Greg’s services – he’s the best.
My niece recommended Greg Pike to me as a superior real estate agent who had a thorough knowledge of the market in St. John’s. Greg worked diligently to help me zero in on what I needed. Whenever I had a question he explained everything thoroughly and was supportive from start to finish. He never gave up the search to find the right home for me even after numerous showings. I had to leave the province to return to work just after I made an offer on a house. Through e-mails and phone calls Greg continued to work tirelessly for me. Having Greg Pike as my real estate agent has been a very positive, professional, experience. Because of the trust and respect I have for Greg, I am confident in recommending him to anyone looking for a reliable, dedicated real estate agent.
When we decided to move back to St. John's after living out west for several years, our property in Calgary sold very quickly. We soon found ourselves sharing a TINY one-bedroom apartment with the rest of our "family" - two German Shepherds and a cat. Needless to say, we had to find a new home as soon as we could! Greg didn't just help us find a home quickly - he helped us find the PERFECT home quickly. We viewed a whopping thirteen homes in eight days - during the height of storm season in February, no less! In less than two weeks after engaging Greg's services, we bought our dream home in Torbay, and couldn't be happier! One thing that really impressed us was Greg's knowledge of building code and construction details - during our viewings, he was quick to point out flaws or potential issues in the homes that we viewed. Greg consistently demonstrated that he had our best interests in mind, and this really made us feel that he was truly 'on our team'. We would not hesitate to recommend Greg to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and friendly real estate agent; in fact, we've since referred friends of ours (first-time home buyers) to him, and they had a similar great experience with him while purchasing their home.
- Geoff and Sarah (and Duke, Toby, and Pud :-)