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Now that we are finally settled in our new home, I would like to thank you for everything you have done for us. You are both very professional and a hard worker. You clearly take pride in doing a good job. In our particular case as a buyer of a home, there were many rough spots on the road to closing and in every instance you were a great help. It would be hard to envision someone doing a better job than you or being anything but happy in choosing to work with youTanya & Neven
Don Sandeman was great to learn what I was looking for. I couldnt have asked for anyone better. The guy got me what i wanted by telling me at times to hang in their and be patient. Don did what he said was going to do and more. He also gave me people in all directions to help my needs. In the end....he gave me a gift basket and card with words that were so kind. Thanks to Don again and Justin Havre & AssociatesDave
I recently came across an article by McKinsey & Company on customer satisfaction. It says that the three Cs of customer satisfaction are consistency, consistency and consistency. The first C refers to customer-journey consistency, which basically means clearly understanding the customer’s “needs”. The second C refers to emotional consistency, which basically means giving the customer a feeling of “trust”. The third C refers to communication consistency, which basically means “walking the talk”. Recently we bought a house through Sarah Kerby in Calgary. She scored very high on all the three Cs and I am happy to say we are a 100% satisfied customer. Let me put it differently. If I plan to buy another house in the future, I will call Sarah first. If someone asks me to suggest a real estate agent, I will refer them to Sarah.Laks Akella
Selling and/or purchasing a home can be a very stressful experience unless of course you are working with a professional.
On our recent home purchase, we were lucky enough to work with Heather Nickel whom we found to be a truly genuine professional. She was very competent, reliable, prompt, paid attention to detail, personable, energetic and a very hardworking Realtor.
We would wholeheartedly recommend Heather to meet your needs in selling or buying your home. We found her exceptional.
Okotoks, AlbertaDiane and Ian McNeill
After being a complete hassle and totally inexperienced, the staff associated with Justin Harve was very professional in helping me and answering any questions I had. The move went through quicker than I thought possible and I couldn't be happier. Thanks for your help!Eric Termuende
Justin provided a very streamlined service that made the process of selling a home painless. He is a market leader in many ways and you'd be crazy to go with any other real estate team. Oh, and selling in 2 days over list price is always nice too. Trust me, give him a call!Chris O'Connor
My experience was wonderful from the first time I met Sarah kirby she was super friendly understanding and kept me informed all the way through.Dave Zmud
Justin recently helped us sell our former home and purchase a new home and helped turn a long, frustrating process into a positive experience. His insight, demeanor and patience were invaluable and helped us immensely. Justin is truly a professional real estate agent who works for his customers and not just for the quickest possible sale-something that seems to be rare these days in the age of the quickest sale possible.Cheryl & Scott Vince
Justin provided us with excellent, personalized service and we would recommend him highly to anyone looking for the best in real estate agents.
I write on behalf of myself and my wife, Helen Uzoka , to appreciate your efforts towards the sale of our previous house located at 16 Royal Birch Crescent, NW, Calgary. We are particularly impressed by the level of professionalism you exhibited in the whole process. This ranges from the kind of photo shoots of the house to the level of exposure you provided through the use of information and communications technology. The feature sheet produced for the property was of a very high quality. All of these generated a lot of showings for the house, which was quite impressive. The way you handled the actual sale of the property was exceptional, especially in dealing with financing and inspection conditions. I would gladly recommend you to any person for any real estate transaction, and we would be very please to request your services for future transactions.Dr. Faith-Michael Uzoka
Justin, thank you so much for all your patience and generosity, you listened to our needs, showed us the houses we asked you to, and went above and beyond. He pointed out things that could come up in the future in the houses we looked at. Helped streer us in the right place for a mortgage. We would recommend Justin to our friends and family, and we will for sure be dealing with him in the future. Thank you again. Rhonda and AnitaRhonda and Anita
I have just made another successful sale and purchase!!!. I have used Justin Havre as my real estate agent for about the last 6 yrs and to use just one word to describe his talents in the real estate world well, it would be Tremendous!!!! I have been in the real estate game for 20 yrs now and have dealt with many, many agents and Justin Havre is by far the best I have dealt with. Trust me if you are looking for an honest, respectful, compassionate ultimate professional Justin Havre is your man!! Even when your positive the deal is not going to come together because the facts make it almost impossible to do so, some how Justin makes it happen!! He goes way beyond his duties most times even without being asked. If your looking for the best agent there is call Justin I guarantee he will give you 120% I promise that!Linda Wyse
I'm very pleased with the time and effort that Krista Brown put into helping me find a great house. She was patient, well-informed and super organized. And a pleasure to work with. I offer our highest recommendation.Bipin Baniya
We were all very pleased with the handling of the condo sale. You are very knowledgeable and professional - the fact that you use a "professional" photographer makes such a huge difference. Thank you again for all your work. I don't have any suggestions as to how you can improve your services - they are excellent!!Les & Marg G.
Our experience with Sarah Kirby was Great. It wasnt an easy house hunt. Our home base was Abbotsford BC so a provincial move wasnt as easy as we thought it might be. Homes in Calgary were snatched up like crazy and you throw the flood into the mix and OH MY WORD... I found Justin Havre & Associates online and sent off a question. Sarah called me right away and I could tell she was someone who would be able to help. Mind you it took 11 months of looking Im sure she was wondering whats with these people but after a long go of looking we finally found the home of our dreams.. Sarah was helpful and Im happy to have had her as our Agent... We have many memories and many confusing things that had popped up and she handled each and everyone of them with a professional attitude. If you are ever looking for a dedicated professional agent do consider Sarah with Justin Havre..Renee & Patrick Johnson
Seeing the transformation from an old home to new, while maintaining the character of the surrounding area is truly a unique and entertaining experience. Throughout all the renovation projects that I have done, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a number of individuals who are equally passionate about creating a warm welcoming home. Most recently it has been my privilege to work with Sarah, a realtor, with Justin Havre and Associates. Sarah’s zeal for providing world class customer service is unparalleled. With in-depth industry knowledge, a love for finding the right home for the right person or family, and a phenomenal support team working with Justin Havre and Associates; Sara has made my recent sales and purchase’s exciting and fast. My home sold in a day for full listing price. Who could ask for more.Drew Spencer
My experience with Tammy To was exceptional. As a first time home buyer I set out knowing nothing about purchasing real estate and not entirely sure what I was looking for, or if I was even ready to buy. Tammy was a godsend, she was extremely knowledgeable and sympathetic to my situation. She set aside several days to show me what was on the market. One day for apartment style condos, one day for townhouses, one day for detached single family homes etc. I never felt any pressure or impatience from Tammy, she was very professional and had valuable input to offer for each given property. When we finally found my dream home, I was so excited about the pictures that I needed to see it ASAP. Tammy made time for me right away, and since the home was vacant, made an appointment to show it to me that evening at 10:30 pm even though she had been working all day. I made an offer the following morning, and Tammy sat down with me and explained about home inspections and mortgage instructions and gave suggestions as to what I should do next. In the end, Tammy's expertise and professionalism helped me to negotiate an outstanding price for the property, and despite several financing hiccups through my bank, she was able to negotiate with the seller to grant me a small extension and still fall within a very short possession time of two weeks. I am certain that I would not have gotten this property without Tammy's help, she went above and beyond for me, contacting my bank and lawyers to help expedite the process despite having a very anxious seller. I am very happy with my new property and have already recommended Tammy to my friends. I look forward to working with her again soon!Jenny Marko
Excellent working with Lorenda, as always. She stands out for her personalized attention and service. Thanks for all your help with the sale of our home. Looking forward to working with you to find our next gem.Pam Weinbergrt
Comments My family and I were more than happy with having Justin Havre as our real estate advisor. He was always flexible to meet us on short notice. He provided a range of homes for us to look at (within our budget and location). He pointed out things we would not have considered when purchasing a new house/our first house! We were able to find our dream home and negotiate an affordable price with the help of our great relator! Thanks a Million Justin :)Krista, Dave, Benjamin & Raya V.
We would personally like to thank Justin Havre of CIR Realty for providing us a level of excellent service. He is a perfect example of what a successful real estate agent should be doing for each and every client. We will continue to recommend Justin to our friends. He is easily accessible by Blackberry and is promptly on time with meetings, returning phone calls, or sending out text messages. His custom based web site provided another great level of unprecedented service, keeping us up-to-date with listings, and having alerts sent right to our inbox. Justin’s custom web-service search let us know what activity was happening around the area. Monthly CREB reports gave us the facts, instead of relying on a daily newspaper article for activity reports. We have used Justin as our real estate advisor more than once and for good reason. He has always helped us negotiate the best possible deals and we remained in good confidence from hearing his advice. Thank you for all your hard work and services!Kim & Jeff Fahlman
I selected Justin after interviewing three agents. I found him prepared, professional and well versed as to local conditions. My journey with him was brief, however, as the house sold on first showing. The whole deal was wrapped up just as efficiently as it commenced. Thanks for getting the job done Justin.Les Gilbert
Justin, thank you so much for all your patience and generosity. You listened to our needs, you showed us the houses we asked to view and you went above and beyond. Justin pointed out things that could come up in the future in the houses we looked at. He helped steer us in the right place for a mortgage. We would recommend Justin to our friends and family, and we will for sure be dealing with him again in the future. Thank you again.Rhonda & Anita
We contacted Justin initially about listing our house. He immediately gave us an appointment date for an interview. At the interview he came prepared with an entire package that was very professionally prepared showing our house details and a comparative market analysis for homes in our neighbourhood. He carefully explained the process and fee structure for listing our home with him. He advised us on obtaining an updated Real Property Report and a recommendation for a lawyer to handle the process, if we didn't have one already. Part of his preparation included having our home photographed by a professional photographer that really highlighted all aspects of our home. He prepared us for what was required, once showing of the home started, and what to expect from other agents showing our home. We had 3 showings scheduled the first day of the listing, and accepted an offer from the first day. Justin walked us through the process of the sale, explaining the terms and conditions of the offer, the home inspection, and final release from the terms and conditions for the final sale. He kept in touch with us over the 3 month possession period to ensure all our needs were being met. We were very satisfied the Justin and his team, and would highly recommend him to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.Suzanne & Fred Furlong
Just thought I would let you know that my move went well.. Thank you so much for making this a good experience for me, and I will totally recommend you to anyone I hear of that is looking to buy or sell.Ryan Neufield
Fiona contacted us after seeing our interest in a property she had on her website. We were a long way off from buying but she was informative and patient with us. One year later, when we were ready to start looking, she was quick to book appointments for us. She came to the viewings well prepared and provided useful information about neighbourhoods. She was honest when she thought a particular house was not in our best interests. When we decided on a house, we needed to renovate. Fiona had a wealth of contacts in the trades which made things much easier for us. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Fiona and would recommend her to anyone. She is a true professional.Vida and Ian Brodie
Working with the Justin Havre team has been an amazing experience. Sarah Kirby walked me through every step of the process, I'm so glad to have been working with her. Thank you so much Sarah for helping me find the perfect house.James Jones
As the selling Realtor, Tammy really stepped up. She worked hard to get all the tasks organized and completed fast.... tasks like a professional photographer with brochures, to market comparisons and contract signing (I should mention e-signing is really nice). But what was even better was that Tammy managed to get my property sold first, even though there were four other properties for sale in the same townhouse complex. I set my expectations high, and Tammy didn't let me down - She did great work.Matt Rosenthal
Thank you for all your help in getting our first homeLaura & Levi
I would like to extend my extreme thanks to Christine Tulk with Justin Havre and Associates real estate team. Christine was always available when I needed her and had great patience in our search. She went above and beyond to help my wife and I find the perfect home for our family. I would recommend her to anyone I know in need of great service in the housing market. The dedication of the Justin Havre & Associates team is proven with our smooth and happy experience.Nick Kloosterhof
I was assisted by Heather. She is very professional and knowledgeable. She had answers to all my questions. Since I was first time home buyer she helped me in not only purchasing, also on things like insurance, setting up my connection for heat and hydro. I was a wonderful experience working with her.Nitin Sethi
What an amazing person Lonenda Coles is. From the time I first met her our experience was fantastic. She set up viewings for us in a very timely manner. Help us put in our offer and made sure all the contracts were executed correctly. She helped get a home inspector and then found us the legal service to assist in our closing. We get to close on August 26th and she will be bring us the keys to our new home. Thank you for everything Lorenda. You are a special lady and a true professional.Michael Frankel
Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing this to provide my recommendation in favor of Justin Havre. Justin acted as our real estate advisor when we were looking for a house. We found Justin to be an excellent real estate agent. Very diligent, thorough, and skilled. We were able to find exactly the house we wanted, at the price we wanted, in a very short period of time. Justin was very diligent helping us to setup appointments, negotiate the purchase, coordinate with banks, lawyers, builder, other agents, etc. His attitude is always positive, and he is very knowledgeable of the real estate market and the different procedures/processes related to real estate transactions. I would be very pleased to discuss this further with anyone who has any questions about Justin's services as a real estate agent. Best Regards, Miguel AguirreMiguel Aguirre
Hi Justin/EliseJanet Knight & Hans Munster
From my first phone call to your office looking for a real estate agent to viewing townhomes to the day we received our keys to our new townhome the service we received from your team and especially Elise was impeccable and professional. As we were moving long distance from another province Elise was always just a phone call away from answering our questions to emailing us the various documents that required our signatures to conclude the sale. If we ever decide to move again in the Calgary area we would not hesitate to call upon your services and should we know of any family or friends that are in the market to either sell or buy you will be highly recommended by us!
Thank you again
Janet Knight and Hans Munsters
Justin and his associates are highly knowledgeable and skilled. Thanks to them, at a time when other properties were languishing on the market for months, ours sold in no time for only a little below list price. We were very pleased with the fully professional service we received and will definitely call upon this team the next time we need to make a real estate transaction.Tricia Knox
We met Justin during an open house he was hosting in Royal Oak. My husband and I were both immediately impressed with his level of professionalism and his polished and relaxed style. He was very helpful in that he explained the background on the home, pointed out some of its features, and allowed us to explore on our own. Before we left he asked us to sign a guest book, which I particularly thought was a nice touch. Shortly after meeting Justin we asked him to come and do a property evaluation on our home as we were considering selling if we could get the right price for it. Justin prepared a top notch, professional and impressive report on our home and gave us the confidence that he really understood our community and the resale potential of our home. We listed our home with Justin and we were really impressed with his customer service. He actually called us back when we had showings and gave us the feedback in a very timely fashion. In fact, that is what sets Justin apart from any real estate agent we have worked with - he keeps his word and does what he says he will do. His listing service is top notch, which included great pictures of our home and additional marketing on his personal websites. We are happy to say our home sold for 99% of the list price in 20 days in a relatively slow market in Calgary. On the purchase side, Justin helped us find a new home in a matter of one week. He was available to show us houses, and didn't object at all when some evenings we looked 10 at a time. He was informative, offered good insight into various properties, and didn't pressure us to buy. I would highly recommend Justin to anyone who needs professional real estate advice - he is simply wonderful to work with.Kim & Tim Goodwin
I have just purchased my 6th property in the community of Wentworth in SW Calgary. I was viewing some listings on mls and I saw Justin Havre's advertisement. I called him and asked him if we could meet. I was immediately impressed with his professionalism and his vast amount of knowledge in the real-estate industry as well as his knowledge in the communities that I wanted to sell and purchase a property in. I must say that in the 15yrs that I have been purchasing and selling homes Justin was by far the best, most competent, professional, real estate agent that I have ever done business with!! I would highly recommend him to everyone. He will go that extra mile for you and I truly want to emphasize this point. There were a few situations that came up in my transactions that he did just that, went that extra mile and basically saved the day. This is definitely a rare quality in business these days. Thanks Justin, I will be contacting you again for my next real-estate adventure.Linda Wyse
Lorenda Coles has been a phenomenal realtor! She provides excellent service and advice from how to prepare your home for the best possible showing through the entire sales process. Lorenda is highly responsive and works around the clock to support her clients. I would highly recommend choosing Lorenda as your realtor!Allison Comeau
It's hard to believe but it's been one year since I bought my condo. The kitchen reno took alot of patients to get through but well worth it in the end. It turned out big and beautiful. I just wanted to say thank you for making the process so easy.Kim Perkins
It all started with you Christy who introduced me Jen from there you both recommended the best team for me to work with from home inspectors to a lawyer and so one. I was so impressed by every person I dealt with. I couldn't be happier there, thank you for helping me to make it happen.
In late 2008 and early 2009, we had the pleasure of working on a house search and purchase with Justin Havre. We were hugely impressed with his professionalism throughout our dealings with him. His knowledge of the market is vast and his attention to our personal needs was exemplary. Justin was also VERY patient with us as we took more than a little time to make a decision. Even after months of spending his time working with us, he did not hesitate to counsel against a house when he thought it was not the right one for whatever reason. Fortunately, we took Justin’s advice and avoided more than one possible mistake. In addition to being a real expert in his field, Justin is extremely pleasant company, no small thing in someone you may spend weeks or months with looking at houses. Should we ever buy another house in the Calgary area we are certain to use Justin as our real estate agent again. We will recommend him to our friends and colleagues with great enthusiasm. He is simply a total pro!Claire & Tom Huffaker
Thanks for your Knowledge and professionalism in showing us many homes. We really appreciated it and wish you the very best in your career. Thanks again for the lovely basket and treats.Carolyn & Bob Hamilton
To Whom it may concern: My buying experience with Justin was surprisingly smooth and non-stressful. As a first time, female homebuyer I knew very little about the process involved however Justin was extremely helpful with the entire process. He took a great deal of the stress and pressure off me. I was very happy with his services as well as my new home. I would and will highly recommend his services in the future.Lindsay H.
My Husband and I are very happy with our new condo, we call it our little palace in the sky. After seeing many properties and not being able to find a place we could call home, Justin urged us to see what he thought would be it for us and he was right. Throughout our engagement with Justin, he continually presented as friendly, professional and ever so patient with us and our quest for paradise living. We were so impressed that we referred him to a close friend in need of selling his place urgently, Justin did just that, he sold his place within 4 days of being on the market! Thanks Justin, you're the best!Christian & Eugenio
Seeing the transformation from an old home to new, while maintaining the character of the surrounding area is truly a unique and entertaining experience. Throughout all the renovation projects that I have done, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a number of individuals who are equally passionate about creating a worm welcoming home. Most recently it has been my privilege to work with Sarah, a realtor, with Justin Havre and Associates. Sarah’s zeal for providing world class customer service is unparalleled. With in-depth industry knowledge, a love for finding the right home for the right person or family, and a phenomenal support team working with Justin Havre and Associates; Sara has made my recent sales and purchase’s exciting and fast. My home sold in a day for full listing price. Who could ask for more.Drew Spencer
The service and personal attention we received from Justin Havre was exceptional and unexpected from a real estate agent! Justin and his team are truly exceptional at what they do. Their knowledge of the local market and their contacts made the sale of our home easy and painless. After Justin provided us with the most recent detailed listings and sales in our neighborhood he made sure we got the best offer for our home. Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, I would highly recommend Justin Havre to help you in this life changing move. We could not have asked for a better agent to guide us through the process.Tracy Hudson & Jeffrey Bates
This was my first experience in selling a place....and Michelle Larcher truly helped us in getting prepared, keeping us informed and lending us support through the 3 1/2 months it took to sell. Since we had such a short window to find a new home once our place sold - talk about stress, however again Michelle lent me support in this process - since we were down to the wire, luckily we found a home in the nick of time and were able to close the deal.Karalee Severson
We came into this process of buying and selling our home fairly quickly. My husband filled out a form on the Justin Havre & Associates website and within the hour we were contacted by Miss Tammy To!
Tammy immediately started working on the sale of our home and the search for our new home. This girl knows her stuff. She was always one step ahead and we were able to understand the entire process due to Tammy's knowledge and experience. She quickly established our needs and wants and encouraged us to not settle on anything until we found the right home for us.
Through Tammy's hard work and tireless searching we looked at many homes, we even put an offer in. That offer ended up falling through due to the owners deciding not to sell in the end. This did not discourage Tammy as it did us and she stayed dedicated in finding our perfect home. Her optimism pulled us through and the search continued.
We found our acreage online and told Tammy we wanted to see it in person. We scheduled to view it the next day but Tammy called us back and said we needed to go that night. She had a feeling that we needed to not "sit on this one". So off we went. When we arrived there had been another realtor there showing the property, he had left and taken the key with him. After a few phone calls Tammy managed to have a neighbor drive us over their spare key.
We fell in love with it and knew right away this was the home for our family. We put an offer in that night. We found out later that the people that had viewed the house before us also decided to put an offer in as well.
Thanks to Tammy's quick thinking, insistence that we see it when we did and her immediate action on getting all the paperwork in order and filed, our offer was excepted. We got the house of our dreams.
Later, Tammy was contacted by a lady that had seen the property at an earlier date. She was interested in purchasing the property but had been "sitting on it". She now was sure she wanted it and was ready to put an offer in. She started off by offering $30,000 more than the purchase price. We informed Tammy we were not interested. There was much back and forth between all of us and in the end the lady had ended up offering $100,000 more than the purchase price. Although this was exciting and a lot of money to turn down, we continued to decline all offers.
We found our forever home and we owe it all to Tammy!
Tammy had our previous house on the market right away and it sold in two days.
Tammy made this entire process so painless and even fun. She spent a lot of time with us and we feel without her this wouldn't have been such a wonderful experience.
We have found a friend in Tammy and although we don't foresee another move for a very long time we are happy to know that Tammy will still be a part of our lives - as our friend.
We have and will continue to recommend Tammy To and Justin Havre & Associates to everyone we know.
Thanks Tammy for all your hard work and continued friendship.Nic & Donna Neiley
Great Realtors, Sarah Kirby did a great job making the entire experience easy and worthwhile. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great real estate experience.David C
Justin Havre and Tammy To both worked around our schedule to show us homes that worked for our needs, and budget. We were doing a long distance move, and they tag teamed to make sure we saw all the houses we could in our tight schedule, and never showed us any houses asking over what we were comfortable spending. I would use them again, but they found us our dream home, and we're staying put! Thanks for finding us our dream house, and being so great to work with at every step of the home buying process.Samantha Baxter
Justin is a top notch real estate professional, and I'd recommend him to anyone. I was extremely impressed by the level of customer service that Justin provided, he is very busy, but yet, he made me feel like I was his only client. Phone calls and e-mails were promtly replied to, and he always followed up to see if I had any questions and to make sure I was happy. I know from experience as well as speaking with our piers that Justin's reputation is flawless - it was his professionalism and his character that closed my deal, if it wasn't for him, I'd probably would have lost out to one of the other 2 families wanting to write, but the seller gave Justin priority. I would happily work with Justin again, there's a reason why he is successful, he has a lot of happy clients!Cindi Kushnir
Krista Brown was the best agent we have ever dealt with. She was patient with us and really listened to what we wanted. Our beautiful move in gift basket was so fabulous! Everyone went above and beyond to welcome us to Calgary. So happy to have found our forever home!Krista Meneghetti
Justin Havre provided an excellent service in the sale of our condominium. He responded quickly to list the property and provided excellent sales material. He kept us informed during the process by updating us on showings and providing the feedback from prospective buyers.
Once an offer was received he quickly facilitated the negotiation and completed the sale through his up-to-date electronic tools. Throughout the process, Justin acted in a very professional manner and worked in the best interest of his clientJim Gulyas
Justin Havre & Christy Bamber helped us to find the perfect condo. They are very professional and patient. They listened to our needs and gave us advice on what would work out best. With their assistance, we found exactly what we needed in just three weeks. We are very happy in our new home and we would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for expert real estate agents. Thanks for your hard work!Maria Isabel & Guillermo Del Castillo
Moving from Houston to Calgary was made easy with CIR, especially with the help of our real estate agent, Justin Havre. Our family needed to explore the city and find a community that meet our family needs. Justin was very helpful and very professional in our search for a new home and this community. The experience was very positive and very successful due to Mr. Havre.Lisa & Dan P.
My experience with Tammy To was exceptional. As a first time home buyer I set out knowing nothing about purchasing real estate and not entirely sure what I was looking for, or if I was even ready to buy. Tammy was a godsend, she was extremely knowledgeable and sympathetic to my situation. She set aside several days to show me what was on the market. One day for apartment style condos, one day for townhouses, one day for detached single family homes etc. I never felt any pressure or impatience from Tammy, she was very professional and had valuable input to offer for each given property. When we finally found my dream home, I was so excited about the pictures that I needed to see it ASAP. Tammy made time for me right away, and since the home was vacant, made an appointment to show it to me that evening at 10:30 pm even though she had been working all day. I made an offer the following morning, and Tammy sat down with me and explained about home inspections and mortgage instructions and gave suggestions as to what I should do next. In the end, Tammy's expertise and professionalism helped me to negotiate an outstanding price for the property, and despite several financing hiccups through my bank, she was able to negotiate with the seller to grant me a small extension and still fall within a very short possession time of two weeks. I am certain that I would not have gotten this property without Tammy's help, she went above and beyond for me, contacting my bank and lawyers to help expedite the process despite having a very anxious seller. I am very happy with my new property and have already recommended Tammy to my friends. I look forward to working with her again soon!Jenney Marko
Our Experience with Tammy To at Justin Havre & Associates is a pretty amazing one. I called the main office line on a Friday at 7pm and Tammy was the first realtor to pick up. Within 5 minutes on the phone, she knew exactly what we wanted and by 8pm we were driving to meet her at a house she thought we would like. 24 hours later, not only did we put an offer on the house, but our offer beat out 8 others for us to become the official owners of our new home. Our offer beat out that many others because of Tammy’s understanding of real estate, and without her guidance and honesty, we would not have the perfect home we were looking for. Tammy is exactly what you want in a realtor. She is hard working, confident, reliable and intelligent. Let me stress that very few people have the work ethic Tammy has. She puts her clients first and on top of that she is actually a really likeable person. Tammy was by our side even after we got possession of the house, as the next morning she checked in to see if everything was all good. Thank you Tammy for your support and tenacious spirit – we are so happy you picked up the phone that evening.Taryn Barry
Just thought we would let you know that our move went well.. Thank you so much for making this a good experience for us. Moving from rented to purchasing our first Canadian house was bound to have its trials and tribulations as we are relatively new to this country. Also moving just before Christmas was certainly an interesting experience. With your help and guidance we made it. Many many thanks for your patience in putting up with us. You were always very helpful and very professional during our search for a new home.The experience was very positive and very successful due to yourselfZoe & Derek King
The purpose of this letter is commending Justin Havre for the exceptional service he provided to us when we recently purchased a property in Calgary. We received Justin's name and contact information from another satisfied person. Almost, immediately, after contacting Justin with the property criteria we wished to pursue, he sent several options. They were all good possibilities and we were able to quickly short list. We asked him if he could be ready for us to visit Calgary a few days later and he very graciously made time for us on short notice for a weekend. Justin made all the appointments necessary to see the properties that were available and we did so. We choose one and he immediately, that day, presented our offer and followed up promptly, even on Sunday, until we and the vendor were happy. He followed the transaction through professionally until completion. He accompanied our daughter, the purchaser, to the unit on several occasions and made himself available for all her questions, etc. as a first time buyer. We would definitely call Justin again with real estate needs and would not hesitate to recommend him to others. He always presented himself professionally, both in his actions and his relationship with us.Jorin Wolf
Dear Christy, Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication to us! You made this experience so wonderful for us. Never met anyone who works as hard as you. Please stay in touch, Derek and Rhea HagelDerek & Rhea Hagel
Lan and I would like to thank you for the great service you had provided us with regards to the sale of the Chestermere property. It was such a long and painful process but you were always there for us. You kept us in the know throughout the process by daily updates through phone or emails. You even went out of your way to make sure our rights were protected and that we had never seen or even expected from a real estate agent. Justin, we like to thank you from bottom of our hearts and for sure will recommend you to our friends and relatives.Julie & Lan
My realtor, Sarah Kirby, has made what could have been a stressful experience pain-free and easy. She is incredibly knowledgable, and I truly feel that she has looked after my best interests every step of the way. I couldn't be happier to have her representing me, and I look forward to working with her again in the future.Kristina Shields
Dear Justin, Lan and I would like to thank you for the great service you had provided us with regards to the sale of the Chestermere property. It was such a long and painful process but you were always there for us. You kept us in the know throughout the process by daily updates through phone or emails. You even went out of your way to make sure our rights were protected and that we had never seen or even expected from a real estate professional. Justin, we like to thank you from bottom of our hearts and for sure will recommend you to our friends and relatives.Julie & Lan
I purchased a condo from Tammy To. She made the experience Fun. Buying should not be stressful and it sure was not with Tammy. This came from her knowledge and experience. I am greatful for the patience she had with me , Thanks. She is a true Professional as well as the team at Justin Havre. The quality i love most about Tammy was her Integrity. I call her Tammy Teriffic. Just saying, cause she is.Fabian Lucier
Hi Justin, Just want to thank you again for everything you’ve done. The whole buying process went smoothly and painless. As a first time buyer, there were so many things we didn’t know, however, we met you, the person who knows EVERYTHING! We actually started our house shopping online and your website was my wife’s favorite. We found the design of the website is very user friendly and thoughtful. Probably the only website I liked in real estate area, in Alberta at least. Guess what, we found our home there! It was the first house/condo we looked, and we liked it very much. In addition, we were very comfortable with you and your professional service. You answered all the questions we had and offered much more. As a result, we made our decision quickly. Once the bank gave us the pre approval, we made an offer. The process of negotiation was painless as well and we were surprised that you can work remotely and still very efficient, I meant VERY EFFICIENT! Luckily, with your help, we think we got a great deal. Thank you again. The lawyer and the condo document reviewing company you recommended to us are very nice and efficient as well. I had great experience with them too. As promised, we received the house key on the due day and everything worked out perfect! During the whole thing, I personally think you are a good friend with great knowledge about real estate rather than a broker or agent. I still think this way. We would recommend you as the NO.1 people to other friend whenever they want to purchase a new home. It was a great experience and we are very happy with our new home, we will keep in touch and thank you again!Tony & Yolanda H.
From start to finish, our experience with Justin Havre & Associates was overwhelmingly positive. We contacted Justin and very shortly afterwards he put us in contact with the agent Krista Brown. Krista was knowledgeable, experienced and generally lovely. Despite our roller coaster of requirements, and constantly changing expectations, Krista was able to navigate our course with ease, helping us to find our dream home. We highly recommend Krista and with Justin Havre & Associates!Jason Plemel and Lesley Soril
We had a great time working with you all. Your marketing was top notch. I really liked the stager coming to help us set up a more sellable home. I cannot say enough about how helpful Lorenda was. She was always on top of sending feed back and making sure appointments went well. If in the future we sell again your company will be our first pick.Luc Pomares
I just wanted to let you know of the excellent real estate agent you have working for your firm. Sean McKeigan was available to line up several houses for us to look at on extremely short notice on a long weekend and was more than willing to spend his time helping us find the home that suited our needs.Lisa & John Kluck
I strongly recommend using the services of Justin Havre and Associates based on Sean's professionalism and enthusiasm.
Sean will exceed your expectations and will literally go the extra mile to ensure your house purchase is stress free and you are totally satisfied.
Justin’s use of technology and Internet marketing made both buying and selling an efficient process. Justin sold our house in one day allowing us to clear conditions on our purchase within 5 days of our offer being accepted, and for more money than similar properties in the area! Justin fully understands what is required to make deals happen, and how to price your home / make offers that will be successful in any market. I have previously sold houses by owner and can say that Justin managed to get more money for our property than I could have, without the headaches. Angie and I would like to thank you for all your hard work, we love our new home!Angie & Greg Jacobson
Hello Justin, Gerry and I wanted to say a big thank you to you for all your work on the purchase of our new home and selling our other home. We were very impressed with all our dealings with you. It didn't matter where you were, you always communicated with us in a timely manner and always kept us informed. We have nothing but positive things to say about you and the other members of your CIR team, your professionalism is outstanding and appreciated. We absolutely love our new home and look forward to many years in it. Thank you and all the best to you, Gerry and Heather ThomasGerry and Heather Thomas
Thanks Justin. Worked out great. You did an awesome job man. 8 days, 20 plus showings, amazing photos, and working things out w our tennants and minor inspection issues. Do need to apologize for my aggressive Italian stuborness. A sale from owners in Houston, buyers from over seas, and house in Calgary. Could not ask for more. We really appreciate your excellent work and will highly recommend you to anyone in Calgary.David Salina
It was a pleasure working with Elise with Justin Havre & Assocaites on purchasing my first home. Her dedication in understanding what I wanted in a home was greatly appreciated and the service I received was exceptional. Since it was my first time buying a home I was happy to have her as my real estate agent. Her expertise and willingness to help made me confident that all of the requirements for buying a home would be taken care of.Mark Barnaby
Dear Christy - Justin Havre & Associates I want to convey my sincere thanks for providing me with an exemplary level of service. With your superb local market knowledge you found me the perfect house. I also greatly appreciate your thorough and meticulous guidance through negotiation and escrow. You successfully guided me through this real estate transaction and I can assure you that there will more in the future. I really love my new home and even more importantly, I think you have made me a ton of money! Please do not hesitate to use me a reference, I will provide you with a glowing one. I’ll be sure to tell all my friends too. Thank you, Christy Best regards, Douglas McCraeDouglas McCrae
As first time home buyers, Justin played a major part in making our experience positive. He was always quick to respond to our questions anytime of the day and educated us very well, not hesitating to give advice where we needed it. He is great to work with, gaining our full confidence right from the start and would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home.Sheena & Steve
We wanted to give you an update now that we have pretty much settled in to the new house. We are so happy here and we are so glad that we located you on the internet and had you represent us in the search for a new home. Justin your professionalism, marketing an attention to detail was extremely pleasing to us and you made our search headache free with no stress. We will be sure to recommend you to anyone we hear that may be thinking of a move. CIR reality was a pleasure to deal with and if we were ever to move again you guys would be first on our list. Once again Thank You for making our dream come true with a beautiful home that we will enjoy for many years to come. Sincerely, Maureen & Larry WhiteMaureen & Larry White
Justin did an excellent job of marketing our home with professional photographs, beautiful brochures, and advertising. We had numerous daily showings as a result. Justin was always easy to get in touch with and responded to our questions quickly for both the sale and purchase of the new home. We have worked with him for 3 transactions now and would do so again!Melanie Langford & Jesse Moffatt
Justin Havre is a blessing to the Calgary Real Estate industry. He helped my family both sell our home and purchase a new one. He was able to get us the home we had always wanted for a great price. He never wasted our time on properties that didn’t match what we were looking for. Always taking the time to listen to what we needed and what our concerns were. When it came time to sell he made the process for us effortless. He presented our home beautifully and did a wonderful job with advertising and keeping a steady flow of traffic through the home. Justin remained available to us at all times and was always ready to assist in any way possible. He gave insightful suggestions and kept us positive through the whole process. Justin sold our home quickly and completed the sale process wonderfully. I have recommended Justin to all my family and friends who are looking to buy or sell a home and I am confident that he will treat them in the best way as he did our family. He is a great person with great values who truly understands the importance of a home!Sara & Brett Mulder
This letter is in recognition of Justin Havre of CIR Realty who was our Real Estate Agent for our Duplex properties in Airdrie. We found Justin to be the most efficient and professional Real Estate Agent we could have asked for. We feel Justin went way beyond his duties as an agent to look after our places while we were in and out of the country. It gave us a great feeling of security to know that every detail of every offer was taken care of in a professional manner. We would highly recommend Justin Havre to handle anyone's Real Estate needs. Thanks Justin!L. & N. Brookwell
Justin Havre came highly recommended to me by some close friends. They knew I needed an agent who was honest, professional, prompt and who knew the market into which I was selling. Justin fitted that profile perfectly. For my home appraisal, Justin came prepared with all the information I needed to feel confident about getting the correct market value for my home. A professional sales brochure of my home, along with an inviting description and excellent photography was prepared within days. This was used in conjunction with website promotion, an online virtual tour plus an open house. Within 2 weeks my house was sold. Once a sales price was agreed, the paperwork was completed on the spot. Not many real estate agents have a tablet laptop whereby you can close a deal without faxing back and fourth, this in my opinion is a smart move and a step up from other agents I have worked with. My philosophy is this: When you are buying or selling a home, you need to feel like you are the most important person in the equation, not just another 'customer'. I believe in choosing Justin, you will feel this way too.Jonathan Sargent
Justin Havre is an extremely talented and professional real estate agent. During our recent transaction for the sale of my house, he was able to accurately and fairly price the property for the current market conditions. After looking at other competing properties in the community, it sold for more than I was expecting and we had an accepted offer after only 8 days on the market. I believe this was a direct result of his effective marketing including professionally printed feature sheets and professionally taken photos, his incredible online marketing presence including his effective use of social media. I have absolutely no reservations in recommending Justin to anyone in the future.Ryan Fortier
Upon relocating to Calgary AB, I enlisted the support of Mr. Justin Havre, CIR real estate agent. Justin was very helpful throughout the entire process, demonstrating a high level of professionalism, enthusiasm and knowledge. I was impressed with Justin's patience and overall dedication to quality and service. From the first day on, towards closing the deal, the experience was a very positive one. I am definitely recommending your services to my family and friends. Thank you very much!Patrick Carriere
I purchased a condo from Tammy To. She made the experience Fun. Buying should not be stressful and it sure was not with Tammy. This came from her knowledge and experience. I love the patience she had with me, Thanks. She is a true Professional as well as the team at Justin Havre. The quality i love most about Tammy was her Integrity. I call her Tammy Teriffic. Just saying, cause she is.Fabian Lucier
Again, we just wanted to let you know how impressed we were from day 1 with your professionalism. And, having sold our house in less than 2 days, for more than the list price, well that just goes to show how well you excel at your job!!! It has been a pleasure working with you, and when the need comes up again, we will definitely be in touch!Lesley & Tyler
When I hired Justin my house had been on the market for 3 months with no offers and very few showings. After listing with Justin I had a steady flow of traffic, feed back from showings and my house SOLD. Justin was positive throughout a very stressful situation and although he is busy, he made me feel like I was his only client. I was concerned that my listing had become “stale” but Justin had creative ideals, excellent marketing strategies and the confidence, which separates him from other real estate professionals. He was a pleasure to deal with and got the job done! I would absolutely hire Justin again and recommend him to anyone looking for a GREAT real estate agent. Thank you again Justin for ALL your help and getting my house SOLD!! I’ve settled into my new house and LOVE IT! Thanks for the advice on keeping this one! It was the right move!JoAnne Spence
“Persistent Patience” that sums up our 14 month house hunt with Justin. No matter what piece of real-estate we looked at or suggested we look at Justin always reminded us of our specific criteria and to “keep the course”. We kept the course and he found exactly what we had been looking for. It may have taken some time to find our new home but he wasted no time selling our existing home. Offers came in within less than 24hrs and our home was sold for full value in less than 48hrs. Thanks again Justin for your “Persistent Patience” and most of all your friendship.The Gorgenyi’s
To Whom It May Concern,Dwight and Tanya Ross
If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Calgary, I would highly recommend hiring Justin Havre to do the job. My wife Tanya and I met Justin last year when we went to see one of his listings in northwest Calgary. We found his soft spoken, easy going and no-pressure approach very refreshing. We explained that we had been thinking about listing our current home and were looking for something newer and bigger, but we had already chosen an agent to work with. Justin went on to tell us about the service he offers to his clients. We were most impressed by his online presence and how he has embraced and leveraged the technological capabilities of today’s competitive housing market.
Being in careers that rely heavily on technology, we were previously frustrated with real estate agent websites and the lack of adoption of technology by agents in general. Later after taking a tour of Justin’s websites, we realized he wasn’t kidding when it came to using the internet to promote his client’s homes, and it became an easy decision to ask Justin to represent us in our sale. Although our 1962 bungalow had had a complete ‘top-to-bottom’ renovation with all high end finishings, we knew our house was going to be a tough sell because we would be setting a new high ‘dollar-per-square-foot’ for our area and landing on the right price was not going to be easy. Justin worked very closely with us to help determine the right selling price for the house. He then tailored a marketing plan for us that suited our property perfectly. Firstly, he hired the local franchisee for ‘Open2view.com’, Dustin Mifflin, to takes photos. Without question, Dustin’s pictures were of magazine quality and we were extremely impressed. Justin then used these amazing photos to create a beautiful 12 page color glossy brochure for our home. Within a few days, our house was posted on the MLS website and also 4 additional high quality websites including www.JustinHavre.com, www.JustListedCalgary.ca, www.CalgaryRealEstateBroker.com and www.Open2View.com In the following weeks, we found Justin to be very professional in day-to-day dealings.
We also quickly got the feeling he was looking out for OUR best interests during the selling process. He was very diligent in keeping us informed of feedback from showings, website ‘hits’ for our house and of general market activity. Prior to working with Justin, this had been something that we found lacking in other agents. Justin was on top of things and he instilled a confidence in us that we had never before experienced in selling a home. When we got word that we had an offer coming in, Justin immediately went to work for us and contacted two other potential buyers that had previously expressed interest. One of these parties came for another look the same day; and we ended up getting competing offers in what we thought was a quiet market. The final result was we got the sale, and thanks to Justin’s persistence, we got $20,000 over list price! We are convinced that Justin’s marketing package combined with the wide internet exposure is what generated many showings and was ultimately what sold our home – we were very, very pleased. Needless to say, using Justin for the purchase of our new home was a no-brainer. He set up detailed searches with our ‘must haves’ and ‘nice to haves’ and we were immediately ‘tapped’ into the market getting only the new listings that fit our criteria. With his guidance, we were not only successful in finding exactly what we were looking for, but incredibly, we got our house for a whopping 22% under its original list price. We were ecstatic! We have bought and sold many homes over the years and we have finally found a real estate professional we would recommend to our friends. He helped us in achieving ALL our goals in selling and finding a home, and we absolutely love our new house! Thanks Justin and keep up the good work!!
Thought I would send you note about your team memberSarah Kirby! We’ve always felt we’ve worked with good Realtors in the past --- until we worked with Sarah and your team. As prospective buyers that knew what we wanted we were not an easy sell at times! What a breath of fresh air and surprise Sarah was! You have agem there! Rarely does someone make an impression to motivate me to actually sit down and take the time to write a recommendation note but this young lady has spunk and made a impression second to none. Sarah is remarkable in that she is able to cover all the bases and we always felt that she gave us 100 percent of her time regardless of what price tag we were looking in the market. Her professionalism, efficiency and natural refreshing attitude made all of our interactions a great experience. I’ve never seen anyone so motivated, turned on, energetic, willing and able to pull magic out of a hat and find us our dream empty nest condo.
Also on another note we were especially impressed that she was able to recommend excellent contractors for our renos in this busy market, meet with them with us even though they were not large scale projects.
Sarah has kept in touch after the sale to make sure everything is going well . To us that says a lot about the kind of person she is — genuine! She's about finding the right fit for the buyer in all aspects, not just making a sale and moving on.
We would highly recommend anyone calling Sarah if they are looking for someone to help guide them through the process, buying or selling and help you seal the deal in this very competitive housing market.Debbie Irwin and Chuck Hucik
We have used Tammy To for 4 real estate deals (2 purchases and 2 sales). She is always professional and extremely hard-working. We recently sold our condo, and she got us 99% of our asking price in 6 days. We were impressed with her service as she made a few recommendations for improvements on our property before we listed. And the professional pictures that she arranged for were fantastic. We feel Tammy is very trustworthy and we know she always has our backs. We would definitely recommend Tammy to anyone looking for a realtor.Heather & Brett Pennett
We would like to say what a pleasure it was to work with Justin on the sale of our home in Valley Ridge. From the first time we met him we were impressed with Justin’s sincerity and professionalism. He is truly an expert on the current status of the Calgary real estate market and has a tremendous marketing approach. Our home was listed and sold within 10 days, at a price we were very happy with. If we ever need a real estate agent again, Justin Havre is our man and we strongly recommend him to anyone planning to sell a home in Calgary.Roger Drury and Karen Deby
Sarah Kirby is extremely knowledgeable & great to do business with. Without even viewing the property i trusted Sarah 100% & bought the property on her guidance. Looking forward to doing business with her in the future. Thanks again for all you did.Todd Niemans
Sarah went above and beyond all of my expectations. She's a great person.Janice Miller
Justin is an experienced, knowledgeable, and no nonsense real estate professional. His marketing skills, creativity and work ethic resulted in the sale of our house within three weeks…absolutely fantastic, given the very difficult 2009 real estate market! We appreciated the photos of our house which were professionally done and the wonderful website that showcased our home. The professionally produced booklets that were at the door as well as in the outside information box definitely helped potential buyers to view all the features of our home. Based on our experience and the results of the sale, we highly recommend Justin to anyone looking for a real estate agent!!!Brent & Bev Scott
This is a brief note to thank you for the very prompt, professional and personal service provided to us in selling our Royal Oak property. Our ability to communicate with you regarding any and all concerns along with you attention to detail gave us great piece of mind during the entire process. I will not hesitate to refer anyone we come across who is in need of your services in future! Once again thank you for everything.Jeff & Heather Calkins
- Todd Niemans
Sarah Kirby is extremely knowledgeable & great to do business with. Without even viewing the property i trusted Sarah 100% & bought the property on her guidance. Looking forward to doing business with her in the future. Thanks again for all you did.
- Pam Weinbergrt
Excellent working with Lorenda, as always. She stands out for her personalized attention and service. Thanks for all your help with the sale of our home. Looking forward to working with you to find our next gem.
Just thought we would let you know that our move went well.. Thank you so much for making this a good experience for us.- Zoe & Derek King
Moving from rented to purchasing our first Canadian house was bound to have its trials and tribulations as we are relatively new to this country. Also moving just before Christmas was certainly an interesting experience. With your help and guidance we made it. Many many thanks for your patience in putting up with us. You were always very helpful and very professional during our search for a new home.The experience was very positive and very successful due to yourself
- Samantha Baxter
Justin Havre and Tammy To both worked around our schedule to show us homes that worked for our needs, and budget. We were doing a long distance move, and they tag teamed to make sure we saw all the houses we could in our tight schedule, and never showed us any houses asking over what we were comfortable spending. I would use them again, but they found us our dream home, and we're staying put! Thanks for finding us our dream house, and being so great to work with at every step of the home buying process.
- Allison Comeau
Lorenda Coles has been a phenomenal realtor! She provides excellent service and advice from how to prepare your home for the best possible showing through the entire sales process. Lorenda is highly responsive and works around the clock to support her clients. I would highly recommend choosing Lorenda as your realtor!
To Whom it may concern:- Lindsay H.
My buying experience with Justin was surprisingly smooth and non-stressful. As a first time, female homebuyer I knew very little about the process involved however Justin was extremely helpful with the entire process. He took a great deal of the stress and pressure off me. I was very happy with his services as well as my new home. I would and will highly recommend his services in the future.
- Michael Frankel
What an amazing person Lonenda Coles is. From the time I first met her our experience was fantastic. She set up viewings for us in a very timely manner. Help us put in our offer and made sure all the contracts were executed correctly. She helped get a home inspector and then found us the legal service to assist in our closing. We get to close on August 26th and she will be bring us the keys to our new home. Thank you for everything Lorenda. You are a special lady and a true professional.
- Diane and Ian McNeill
Selling and/or purchasing a home can be a very stressful experience unless of course you are working with a professional.
On our recent home purchase, we were lucky enough to work with Heather Nickel whom we found to be a truly genuine professional. She was very competent, reliable, prompt, paid attention to detail, personable, energetic and a very hardworking Realtor.
We would wholeheartedly recommend Heather to meet your needs in selling or buying your home. We found her exceptional.
Our Experience with Tammy To at Justin Havre & Associates is a pretty amazing one. I called the main office line on a Friday at 7pm and Tammy was the first realtor to pick up. Within 5 minutes on the phone, she knew exactly what we wanted and by 8pm we were driving to meet her at a house she thought we would like. 24 hours later, not only did we put an offer on the house, but our offer beat out 8 others for us to become the official owners of our new home. Our offer beat out that many others because of Tammy’s understanding of real estate, and without her guidance and honesty, we would not have the perfect home we were looking for. Tammy is exactly what you want in a realtor. She is hard working, confident, reliable and intelligent. Let me stress that very few people have the work ethic Tammy has. She puts her clients first and on top of that she is actually a really likeable person. Tammy was by our side even after we got possession of the house, as the next morning she checked in to see if everything was all good. Thank you Tammy for your support and tenacious spirit – we are so happy you picked up the phone that evening.- Taryn Barry
Justin, thank you so much for all your patience and generosity, you listened to our needs, showed us the houses we asked you to, and went above and beyond. He pointed out things that could come up in the future in the houses we looked at. Helped streer us in the right place for a mortgage. We would recommend Justin to our friends and family, and we will for sure be dealing with him in the future. Thank you again. Rhonda and Anita- Rhonda and Anita