Thank you Penny Blake Home Team
for all of your assistance :)
Pat and Bruce are very happy with their sale.
Excited about their move.
From our first meeting Penny Blake, we knew we were in professional hands. With a very specific type of property and location in mind, Penny's depth of experience in the Kingston and area markets enabled her to provide us with insightful information. During our house hunting time Penny was able to point out specifics within the homes that were both advantages and disadvantages from both a construction and design aspect, as well as potential renovations that could be done quite easily. And, when it came to offer and negotiate Penny was a very shrewd negotiator and new exactly how to position our offer. We also commend her office administrator, Cassandra, who was not only a pleasure to deal with but saved the day for us when our mover cancelled 3 days before closing. Would we recommend Penny Blake? Absolutely.
Gord and Judy Sadler
Penny is part of the community and sponsors local teams.:
This year I wanted to thank you for sponsoring Jillian over the last 4 years. Your support has enabled her to have a wonderful sporting experience. She has made friendships that will last a lifetime. She has learnt the true meaning of "team" and she has learnt that nothing can beat hard work.
Thank you for helping her to become a leader and a team player. Thank you for helping her to believe in herself.
Our lovely restored old limestone home was obviously not laid out the way everyone would have liked. It was on the market for a while.
During that time Penny never stopped marketing the property and working behind the scenes to encourage interested potential buyers to explore the possibilities the property offered. She advertised on many levels including many metropolitan areas and in Asian publications. We never felt the need to switch realtors as we knew Penny was giving it her all and we trusted her with our sale. In the end we had multiple offers and Penny manoeuvred the resolution of the sale. We would not hesitate to sign on with Penny again in the future.
Daryl Bell and Karl-Heinz O'Higgins
Consider this a rave review of your star performance! Thanks for doing a great job with the sale of my home.
We can't thank you enough for your exemplary service this week! We are absolutely delighted with the quick (and painless!) sale of our home and purchase of our new home - we couldn't have done it without all your guidance and effort! From our whole family, THANK YOU!
Thank you for your hard work negotiating and selling our 88 Kenwoods Circle. We appreciate all you and your staff did to help us make our move. Please come to visit us in our new beautiful home.
Again thank you so much for everything.
Maria and Jacinto Amaral
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
I was apprehensive about selling my home as I had a short timeline, however Penny and her team were very understanding of my needs. Penny was able to sell my home by generating multiple offers as well as receiving above asking price all within two weeks.
Penny, you are every client's dream agent. Thanks so much for representing me as I sell my home, a most important asset. This can't be underestimated. You know very well the importance and psychology of selling houses and what it represents to a seller. You and your team have been so very responsive and experienced in your advice. I appreciate and respect you and your team very much. I will be a great reference for you, should you ever need it - although I seriously doubt that you will. You have earned your reputation step by step over the years. I am vacating Kingston, a town I loved. Live moves on. You are a fabulous professional woman. I thank you very, very much.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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