My wife & I were already acquainted with Vicki Bell's excellent reputation when we started our search for a new home in Creemore. Throughout a 16 month saga filled with highs and devastating lows together with a period of maddening frustration, Vicki was always there to help in every way she could, provide a sympathetic ear and an encouraging word.
Her knowledge of the local real estate market and building codes together with her consummate professional attitude and abilities make Vicki the unquestionable agent of choice for any real estate transaction in the area.
Without her understanding of our needs and her patience we may well have decided not to pursue our goal of returning to Creemore but thanks to her untiring efforts we were, happily, successful.
June & Graham
We thought looking for a house from outside the area was going to be challenging, then we found Vicki. In the height of the real estate season, Vicki took the time to understand what we were looking for and patiently forwarded us potential listings. We were quickly able to trust her judgement and benefit from her knowledge and experience at the various stages of both the sale of our existing home and the purchase of our new one. There was a level of professionalism that we equally respected. At the busiest of times, Vicki made herself available and was accommodating of our schedule. As it is known, buying and selling a home can be stressful at the best of times, so having someone who genuinely cares about you is invaluable. We had a great experience with Vicki and highly recommend her to anyone in the area looking for a kind, competent and capable real estate agent.
Steve and Gillian
As first time homebuyers, we were slightly overwhelmed by the process going in. But as soon as we connected with Vicki, we knew were in good hands. In her friendly, professional way, Vicki guided us through at a pace that was right for us. The house we were initially excited about had several issues re. septic and well, and Vicki researched the situation thoroughly and helped us fully understand the pros and cons. When we decided to look for another place, she was patient and helpful. And when the right home became available, she clearly had the experience and level-headedness necessary to help us make the purchase as easily as possible. We would recommend Vicki to anyone looking for a real estate agent in the Southern Georgian Bay area. We have not a single complaint about our dealings with her and she remains a good friend.
Brad and Nandi
It has been a pleasure to have you (Vicki) as my Real Estate Agent. Throughout the process of selling my home, you were cheerful and highly professional. The qualities that you have expressed means so much – Availability, Concern, Communication, Commitment to Detail and your Smile! I am proud to have had you as my dedicated agent. Although my home has been sold, I am looking forward to a friendly
relationship when I do move to my new community.
We're city folks, now in a lovely renovated country property - actually
an 1863 church in Meaford - completely different from our original thought of
moving in-town in Collingwood.
Vicki very patiently helped us through this transformation, with advice
and knowledge about country and town properties, septic systems, wells, Century
homes, different locales, pitfalls and pleasures.
Hats off to you, Vicki, for your enthusiasm, insight and helpfulness.
We could not be more pleased ( or satisfied with our new home ).
Gail & Jay
I wish to express my sincere appreciation to you for all of the hard work that you did on behalf of my wife, Karina and I.
Throughout the long and exhaustive process of buying a small property you were cheerful and highly professional. Although the condo unit that we purchased was not a comparatively huge investment, you made us feel as if we were buying a multi-million dollar dream home!
I can honestly say that in the past I have not had completely satisfactory service from realtors; however you are an outstanding representative of your agency and your profession.
I have recently retired from my own service business and I appreciate how clients can sometimes present unrealistic demands. I cannot imagine you being anything but unflappable.
We are looking forward to a continuing professional and friendly relationship with you as we move to a new community. You can rest assured that the next property purchase we make will be engineered by you.
R.C. (Rick) Leswick
Thank you Vicki for helping us buy our dream farm house! You made the move from the city to the country easy as delicious pie. As first time buyers and farm owners, you took the time to answer all questions, explain any unfamilliar items, listen to our concerns and accommodate all of our needs, ensuring we felt confident with our purchase. You were consistenly and unconditionally avaialble and followed through with all promises. Even after our purchase, we appreciated you following up to make sure we had an easy transition and we were comfortable. Vicki, your smile and genuine caring personality is the warmest welcome to any community and we are proud to call you our neighbour now!
Miriam and Neil
Vicki Bell has three qualities everyone needs in a real estate agent: consummate professionalism, deep local knowledge and unflagging energy. Together, we successfully completed a large purchase that spanned many months, three time zones and several changes of mind. And throughout it all, Vicki was there for us night and day.
I have been associated with Vicki Bell for several years. Vicki has been responsible for listing and selling my house in Creemore, Ontario.
I have been totally satisfied with the outcome of Vicki’s hard work. Vicki was always willing to listen and answer any questions I may have had with total professionalism. Prompt return phone calls, punctual with meetings and consistant communication showed how Vicki was dedicated to me, as a client. Furthermore, her attention to detail and persistence came through with the result of a sold house.
I have no reservation of recommending Vicki to anyone seeking a high caliber real estate broker.
Thank you so much for all your help making our house selling experience so easy. We sincerely appreciate you going above and beyond in regards to the
after-sale loose ends etc. We wouldn't hesitate to use your wonderful services again. You are one of a kind.
June & Don
Last year when we decided to purchase a recreational house a friend recommended Vicki based on the great service she provided when she helped him buy some land. From the very first call with Vicki it was evident she was very professional and experienced. Our search for a house with Vicki had its challenges as it required a two hour drive from Toronto with two young children, several specific requirements and viewings could only be done on the weekend. Vicki was very accommodating and did a fantastic job screening the properties and making efficient use of our limited time. Vicki rapidly educated us on some of the nuances of buying a suitable house in the country and we eventually found a great place. She was instrumental in helping us close the deal and complete the transaction with confidence. Even after the deal was closed she stayed in touch and continued to offer assistance. We would absolutely work with Vicki again and recommend her to others. Unfortunately, since she did such a fine job helping us purchase a wonderful country house we will not need to work with her anytime soon but will definitely stay in touch with her.
André and Caroline
decided to put our farm on the market this past year we made
the decision to go with a familiar face. Vicki was the agent
that sold the farm to us six years ago and we were so impressed
with her integrity back then that she was the natural choice
when it came time to sell. As we were purchasing our new home
in the London area, Vicki took great pains in finding us an
agent in London who could handle our quick closing requirements.
We did not hesitate to have Vicki handle our real estate needs
twice, neither will you. Thanks
for everything Vicki!
I met Vicki I was very unhappy with the service (lack of attention,
actually) that I received from other 'top' agents in the area
with the past four properties that I had bought or sold in the
Collingwood area. I was so fed up that one Saturday I walked
into Vicki's Royal LePage office and, not knowing anyone, figured
that whoever was at the office on a Saturday, was working hard
for their clients. That's when I met Vicki. She listened closely
to my needs and walked me through her experience, etc. By the
time I left her office, I knew she was the one that would do
the job right! Vicki has since listed and sold a property and
is working on a second one. My experience has been that she
is quick to respond with inquiries, communicates effectively,
and handled the negotiations and sale very professionally. I
have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone. Thank you
learned many years ago that things go well when you work with
a professional. Our move from Ottawa to Collingwood went very
well. We dealt with the utmost in competence in Ottawa and you
gave us the same treatment in Collingwood. Having purchased the
first home that you showed to us is proof that you did all the
groundwork. Thanks for making it easy. Very best regards,
and Rosemary Elliott
felt that you really went above and beyond for us, with your speedy
response to our requests and questions, always having time for
us, and your obvious attention to our (changing!) needs and desires
in terms of the listings you selected for us. You treated us like
we were your only clients, and we couldn't imagine when you had
time for your other clients (you always seemed to be working for
us!). We found you extremely personable, patient (in view of our
changing requirements!) and professional. You are obviously well
respected and connected within the community you serve, and this
has been beneficial to us on many occasions (we drop your name
wife & I decided to make a move from eastern Ontario to Collingwood
this past fall. We needed a good realtor to lead us through the
entire process. Vicki was our choice and has been a joy to work
with over the past months.
My wife & I were particularly impressed with how quickly she
responded to questions & clarifications whether they were
done in person, by phone or on e-mail.( this was our main reason
for picking her to start) Since we were on a timeline, we were
very apprehensive about finding a place, not just any place, but
one that met certain requirements. Vicki, regularly, eased our
concerns with positive feedback and frequent contact which made
us feel someone was looking out for us. Since we lived 5 hours
from Collingwood, it made Vicki's job much more difficult, yet
when we said we would be in the area she booked us in to look
at areas and homes to suit our schedule as best she could. She
was always prepared by researching listings and talking to other
realtors for us. We now have a home, like the area and have made
a life-long friend. What a bonus!!!! Vicki is the best realtor
we have encountered in our many moves. She took the time, not
only to sell a house, but to acquaint us with the area, businesses
and community activities. This made my wife & I more comfortable
with our decision to move. Thanks for your support, Vicki, and
the professional manner in which you handle your job. We would
highly recommend her to anyone moving to the area.
Jan & Les Gilmartin
As we searched from Toronto
for our condominium up in Collingwood, stress was riding high.
On one of our visits, we met Vicki Bell by chance as we walked
into her office. From that point forward, our experience changed
from panic to being under control as she reassured us throughout
the rest of our adventure. Vicki also took us by the hand each
step of the way, providing us with names of excellent resource
people that would help us through the process. Thanks to Vicki,
it was a smooth, hastle-free experience!
were interested in a vacant piece of property we went to several
real estate offices in the area, and called several agents that
had properties listed. Unfortunately we did not hear back from
agents promptly and were never connected with something that
was right for us. Then, when we came across a property listed
by Vicki Bell our luck changed. Vicki immediately tended to
our needs and was able to answer our questions about the area,
and was very knowledgeable about the community. We were very
happy with the service Vicki provided for us, not to mention
the extra mile she went by putting on a pair of snow shoes and
heading through the treed lot to take measurements for us. We
are very happy with our purchase and are looking forward to
hiring Vicki for our future real estate needs.
Bell was an amazing Real Estate Agent to work with. Her
hard work and dedication in selling our home and helping with
the purchase of our new house was absolutely phenomenal!
What impressed Simon and I the most was how quickly Vicki would
answer our numerous telephone and e-mail enquiries at any time
of the day or night! Her knowledge of the Real Estate
Business is incredible! Vicki's professional and friendly
approach allowed our entire selling and buying experience to
be extremely satisfying. She kept us updated with EVERYTHING,
all of the time. Vicki was also wonderful at keeping us
calm; there can be some "highs and lows"
when one is selling and/or buying! Thanks Vicki for your
patience, persistence, knowledge, hard work, loyalty and positive
attitude! Whatever your Real Estate needs, we would highly
recommend you choose Vicki Bell as your agent!!!
We would like to take
this opportunity to thank Vicki Bell for her exceptional personal
and professional services with our recent real estate transaction
in Singhampton. Her wealth of knowledge and attention to
detail made this a very enjoyable experience. We are very
happy to recommend Vicki to anyone who requires personal
and professional real estate services. Her help after the
transaction was especially appreciated.
We highly recommend
Vicki Bell for any of your real estate needs. My husband and
I were looking for a place in the Creemore area to use in the
winter for skiing and year round as a country home. After explaining
to Vicki what we were looking for.....she found exactly what
we wanted. We are thrilled with our new place and truly enjoyed
working with Vicki throughout the process. Vicki was professional
and friendly.... always willing to explain and help in anyway she
could. Even after the sale, Vicki always went out of her way
to either phone us or email us making sure all was in order.
Again, we cannot say enough good things about Vicki and that
we highly recommend her.
best thing our family could have done was to have chosen
you as our agent. We are very excited now that we are the proud
owners of of our lovely property and chalet in the Pretty River
Valley. Our search
was not simple and there were many roadblocks which you handled
with remarkable skill and professionalism. You were always
available to answer our questions and solve any problems that
arose. We were
also most impressed with your comprehensive knowledge of how
all the mechanical and electrical components of the house worked
and who to call for advice. Being a "local girl" is
definitely a big asset. We
will certainly recommend you highly to anyone we know who is
looking for a property and look forward to keeping in touch.
Scott and Hilary deVeber
is someone that we would highly recommend. She acted
for us on the sale of our property. Although she worked
effectively during the time of the listing, she really
excelled after the Agreement of Purchase and Sale was signed,
and before the closing date. There were a number of
little glitches and things that were required to be done during
this period, with which she quickly and efficiently dealt.
We were pleased to have her as our agent acting on our behalf."
have recently sold my home and purchased another.
The experience was made so very enjoyable for me solely
because of the professionalism and well-qualified expertise
of my real estate agent "Vicki Bell" of Prudential On The Harbour
continues to assist me as I await my closing date and she is
not only a wonderful representative of her profession but also
is considered a "dear friend"!
family and I thank you Vicki for all of your help and we shall
recommend you "highly" to anyone who is looking to buy or sell."
made living in Toronto and buying in Creemore a snap.
We prescreened the avails via email so we didnt
waste time when we made the trip. She was full service
in handling all our questions - everything from zoning bylaws
to who do we hire to remove snow ..or .. how to
attract deer to your property... . She was a pleasure to work
knows her stuff! She
knows Mulmur: the properties, the locations, the value, the
people, the politics and the trade folks.
She is experienced:
she negotiates well; knows the details of contracts,
and knows all the gotchas with country real estate transactions.
Add in that Vicki is respectful with integrity and a
nice person...a great real estate agent!"
felt that Vicki was working with our best interest at heart.we
had every confidence in her advice!
you are looking for a real estate agent in the Mulmur/Clearview
area, we strongly recommend Vicki.
"Vicki Bell grew up on a neighboring farm, therefore, we
have known Vicki very well all her life.
Vicki has always exhibited honesty and a striving for
our real estate transactions, Vicki always took the time to
carefully explain legalities and answer our questions.
Our 2003 rural property was sold quickly and to our complete
real estate deal was a pleasant business experience because
of Vicki's expertise in her chosen field."
perspective buyers of real estate.
was on our side when we chose Vicki Bell as the real estate
agent for our recently purchased weekend farm property near
Creemore! We highly
recommend her as an excellent agent who took the time to do
things right, explain things patiently, and follow through expertly
on the stuff that matters. She has good business knowledge,
and most importantly, integrity as an agent. She knows the area,
knows the people and knows country properties (especially for
city folk like us.) We had no way of assessing her skill as
an agent when we started other than a few brief e-mails and
conversations.so it really was luck and of course..a sense you
get from competent people. And competent she is!! Thank you
Jane Savage and
"It is easy for John and I to compile a testimonial about
Vicki Bell's handling of our real estate matters.
demeanor is exemplary for dealings in both business and personal
say this, because throughout the entire period (months), of
our search for the (right) home Vicki consistently demonstrated
that she is a conscientious, energetic, reliable and responsible
person. For example,
phone calls were responded to punctually, enquiries were answered
completely and with a genuine interest paid to any special concerns.
is obviously an informed and 'informative' business person,
who is not reluctant to be deliberate and decisive in her dealings
with people. She
always finds time to be attentive to each and every detail.
would approach Vicki To be involved in any future real estate
matters, and have recommended to several people to do likewise.
Thus, we refer to Vicki as "our realtor'.
you are about to enter a relationship with a realtor, we suggest
you give Vicki the opportunity to assist you. We know that you won't be disappointed."