TESTIMONIALS

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I have known Penny Blake for a number of years, dating back to when my children were very young and Penny was, and still continues to sponsor a Holiday Gathering for all the children in the East end of Kingston in December. Her generosity in allowing all children to walk away with smiles during the holiday season is outstanding - she is truly committed to family and cares deeply about others. Penny, simply, puts the needs of others ahead of her own and as such understands what it means for families to find a home that represents “home” for them. I have personally sold and purchased a number of properties with Penny as my realtor. You could not ask for anything more from Penny as she gives 100 percent plus to her clients. I will be seeking further realtor representation in the future and know that I can turn to and trust Penny to take into consideration my needs and wants without hesitation and professionalism. Penny is truly a genuine and sincere individual. I would not hesitate to recommend her as a top notch realtor.

Cyndi Forrest

We contacted Penny on the recommendation of colleagues to list our rural property. She responded promptly to our initial contact, visited our home and provided her professional opinion on the selling price range. Prior to signing with her, Penny advised that a photo gallery of our home would be created by a professional photographer and that she had a professional home "stager" should that service be required. She also offered a few suggestions to have the house show well. Upon listing with her, our home was posted with photographs on the mls website within two days. Penny arranged two viewings within a few days and an open house within a week. We had an offer on our home within 10 days of listing - Penny offered her counsel for our counter offer and our house sold for the asking price. Throughout our experience with Penny, she was very professional but also personable, supportive and very responsive to our questions and concerns. We would not hesitate to recommend Penny Blake to anyone planning to sell or purchase a home.

Peggy & Stephen Doig

Thanks a million for all your hard working in quickly selling my home. Against my better judgement I initially choose another agent recommended by my mortgage broker with not even one offer after listing over the peak selling period. I couldn't believe when I listed with you in December the amount of times you hosted an open-house. Not rain, snow, sleet or hail stopped you! The benefit of your own extensive client base contributed to the number of showings and a successful first offer within a short period of time. I would highly recommend you to anyone selling or purchasing a home (I'm sure the homebaked cookies you made and flowers you brought helped tremendously). Your dedication and honesty is evident and although you're a very busy lady, you were always available for me. Thank you again, I couldn't have done it without you

Mary Jackson

I retained Penny as my realtor after having my home sit on the market for 6 months. She was amazing. The day after signing the contract she had the for sale sign on the lawn, had a stager prepare the house and someone in to do professional photos. She followed up with two open houses and within two weeks the house was sold. I couldn't be happier with her professional yet approachable style. I have absolutely no reservations about recommending Penny to my family and friends.

Daryl Bell

Please accept my thanks for a quick sale on my home. I had it previously listed for 2 years with two different agents. In that timeframe only one open-house was hosted, not one offer was received although I reduced my price accordingly. I can't believe that I listed with you in the off-selling season (December) and within one month had my first offer. I believe this was due to your strong client base and the number of open-houses that you hosted even during winter storms! I had many military moves and you have been far the best agent I have worked with. I would recommend you highly to anyone moving into or out of the Kingston area. Thank you again for your dedication and intiative. It is second to none.

Dave Parker

We contacted Penny on the recommendation of colleagues to list our rural property. She responded promptly to our initial contact, visited our home and provided her professional opinion on the selling price range. Prior to signing with her, Penny advised that a photo gallery of our home would be created by a professional photographer and that she had a professional home "stager" should that service be required. She also offered a few suggestions to have the house show well. Upon listing with her, our home was posted with photographs on the mls website within two days. Penny arranged two viewings within a few days and an open house within a week. We had an offer on our home within 10 days of listing - Penny offered her counsel for our counter offer and our house sold for the asking price. Throughout our experience with Penny, she was very professional but also personable, supportive and very responsive to our questions and concerns. We would not hesitate to recommend Penny Blake to anyone planning to sell or purchase a home.

Peggy & Stephen Doig

SOLD by Penny Blake  

 

Here is a photo taken last weekend on the "big day". Lana and I thank you again for managing the sale of our home. Your professional approach was much appreciated.

Walter and Lana Holmes

Dear Penny,

We can't thank you enough for all you have done for us. We have really appreciated your calm personality, patience and professionalism.

Although you were very busy you always had as much time as we needed and made us feel like we were the only people you were working with. Thankyou for representing us as buyers and sellers of 79 Schooner.

Have a wonderful year. Thanks for everything!

Don, Melanie and Sam Haisell 79 Schooner Drive

We had been living in Kingston East for four years and we decided we needed a larger home. We hired Penny to sell our house.
My husband and I felt a connection with Penny immediately. I think that is so important. If you don't feel a connection with your agent, it can't possibly be a smooth transaction. It was smooth with Penny from the start. She is very professional, but she is so much more than that. She knows the neighbourhood. She knows the base. She has a real feel for the community. She knows her market and what people are looking for.
We knew how difficult selling a house can be. My husband was apprehensive about having people through the house but Penny put him at ease. She made us aware of everything. She completely put our needs first. We felt taken care of. Penny did all the footwork and all we had to do was sit back and watch.
We were prepared to be in this for the long haul, but it all happened very quickly. She brought in the home stager, which was a lot of fun. Then we had a showing-just one showing and that was all it took. We had an offer right away. They offered 98% of the asking price. Penny was so happy for us. She was a class act from start to finish. I'd recommend her to anyone.

Sue and Tim Duncan

I originally approached Penny to get her input about getting our home ready for sale. When I contacted her again a year and a half later, she completely remembered who I was as well as what our home had to offer.
Penny provided excellent marketing advice for the selling of our home. Within just three weeks, she had found the perfect buyer and we were SOLD! It was certainly a big relief for us, especially in the very popular buyers market.
Penny constantly provided constructive positive reassurance and we found her to be a very professional business woman with a great heart.

Kim Horn

We had a few questions about a new development in Kingston East, so we called Penny. She called us back within 20 minutes, and we weren't even her clients then. We were impressed, so when we decided to sell our house, we didn't hesitate to hire her.
Penny was terrific right from the start. She took us through everything step by step and told us what to expect. She was always up front about everything, which we appreciated, because it wasn't a perfectly smooth sale.
The house stayed on the market for longer than we'd hoped, and there were many times that we felt discouraged, but Penny was always there for moral support. And she never gave up. She brought in a stager. She had numerous Open Houses, and when she couldn't go, she got people to help her. She just kept working at it. I never once felt that she wasn't working for us.
It took a few months, but we got a good offer, within $10,000 of our original asking price. We negotiated and we couldn't be happier with the results. We'd only sold one other house before with another agent and it wasn't a great experience. This time it wasn't an easy ride, but Penny made it all worthwhile. She was always there for us and I never once felt like I was sharing her with another seller. Her customer service is impeccable. I found that surprising, considering the fact that she sells so many homes. If we ever decide to sell our new house, we'll definitely call Penny again. I can't imagine doing this with anyone else!

Lynn & Peter Bruce