"We quickly saw the value in listing with Steve Dawkins and recommend his services to all our friends. The value-adds that made for a great experience included:
- An initial assessment of how to prepare our home to drive maximum value
- Staging our home in a highly professional manner
- A knock-out photo session that created a stunning virtual tour
- Marketing our home to attract local and Toronto-based buyers
- Professional dealings with prospective buyers
- Strategic negotiating advice and execution
Our overall experience with Steve both selling and buying was great. He was always there for us, his follow up, advice and execution second to none. He turned what can normally be a trying time into an enjoyable experience. I do not write testimonials often. He earned every dollar of his commission, and I would not hesitate to have him on my side again or work with my close friends."
- Daryl & Judy W., Guelph
“I would highly recommend Steve Dawkins to anyone considering their options in real estate. We were first time home buyers and he was extremely helpful in every step of the process. Steve helped walk us through every stage of the purchase while answering all of our questions along the way in an efficient and timely manner."
- Rich & Beth M., Guelph
“Graduated from grad school not long ago, purchasing my first house is a big decision in my life. Thanks to all Steve Dawkins' help now I am able to cross it off my to-do list. It has been an awesome experience to work with Steve. He truly puts his client first: listening to his client's needs and providing timely responses to any question about the property. Searching for the perfect house is not an easy task, my house hunting went on for almost 2 months, in and out of a dozen properties.
Throughout the whole process, Steve was very supportive and patient with any decision I made, and I truly appreciate it! He always provided me with honest comments about the properties we visited, and helped to check some of the features inside the properties, which to a NOT “handy” person like me is very helpful! Steve also helped me find the mortgage dealer and lawyer in order to close the deal. I was not surprised at all that the people he referred for mortgage & legal services are honest and helpful people. I would not hesitate to recommend Steve Dawkins’ services to any home buyer, I am sure they will have a great experience like I had!”
- Shuang L., Guelph
"A good agent is an agent who listens carefully to the needs and expectations of their clients, asks questions to clarify any unclear issues and presents choices based on this knowledge. Steve Dawkins is exactly such an agent. After carefully inquiring as to our criteria and sentiments about our future home, our likes and dislikes, he presented us with properties that seemed to meet our criteria as soon as they came on the market, often within minutes after they were listed.
It was a long and slow process for us and we looked at dozens of properties but Steve never lost patience with us and always advised us while inspecting a potential home on possible advantages as well as on drawbacks of certain properties. We never once felt pushed or rushed by him into purchasing a property we were not 100% satisfied with. To sum it up: with his help we found a fine property and we certainly would recommend Steve Dawkins to anyone looking for an honest, no-nonsense realtor whom you can trust."
- Joerg & Sone S., Toronto > Guelph
"I am writing this testimonial both as a reference and for thanks on the perseverance that Steve demonstrated after spending 8 months of house searches for myself until we found "the one". During the searches I'd like to list the following items in which Steve deserves to be commended and I have been recommending him to family and friends for representation in buying or selling real estate:
- Honesty - Steve was attentive to the my needs as the buyer and offered honesty and his humble opinion on prospects
- Availability - his timliness was impeccable and was always available on off hours and all days of the week
- Organization - one of his most impressive skills was to organize a multitude of viewings often with short notice
- Negotiating - his negotiating strategy is exellent and wise and this was instrumental to closing the deal
- Approachable - he is easy to talk with and accepting of his clients opinions and thoughts
In summary, I am happy to have worked with Steve to hunt down the house I now own and also to have the deal close at a great price."
- Agostino Z., Burlington > Guelph
"My family and I are extremely grateful to have engaged Steve Dawkins as our real-estate agent.
Steve is extremely knowledgeable and has strong negotiation skills (which as a single mother on a budget) I greatly appreciated. His personality and how he presented himself in a professional manner gave us the utmost confidence that we were getting exactly what we wanted. I would highly recommend Steve as a realtor & if there is any need in the future, we will be calling on him."- Shannon, Kyla & Calvin M., Guelph
"As a first time buyer, my experience with Steve Dawkins was easy and pleasurable. Knowing absolutely nothing about buying or setting up a home, Steve proved to be a valuable asset in not only buying the house, but also setting up utilities and services such as painting and cleaning. He was able to clearly walk me through each stage of buying the house from start to finish. I am very glad to have gone through this process with Steve."
- Matt M., Guelph
"We really enjoyed working with Steve Dawkins.
He was both professional and personable in the way he dealt with our search for a new home. Steve was willing to search to meet the needs we had, as well as provide necessary expertise in areas where his know-how and connections made the final transaction come to fruition."
- Dave & Laura S., Fergus > Guelph
"Steve Dawkins is a professional, hard-working agent who definitely puts his clients first.
He was extremely patient, and listened to our feedback throughout the whole process. As a result, he found us the right home for our unique needs. Steve is a courteous, decent human being who can be trusted to guide you through the process of purchasing a home."
- Basia & Jack Z., Brantford > Guelph
"We honestly couldn't have been happier with the service and results. Steve was 'hands-on' helping prepare the house for sale, and the quality of the staging and virtual tour he arranged were simply excellent, as was his approach to promoting the property. It sold in less than a week for 99% of the asking price - and he was there to help with all the after-sale issues as well. We have heartily recommended Steve to our family and friends."
- Penny & Murray W., Guelph > Keswick
"We had been looking to move and down size in Guelph. We were blessed, when we lucked out with finding Steve Dawkins. From the first meeting with Steve we found him courteous, knowledgeable, caring and well organized. With finding the right home suited to our life now, Steve had a storage of helpful information to make this transaction all come together. We found him to be very caring to our needs. We would recommend Steve Dawkins to anyone looking to move."
- R. Maynard & Mary Lou M., Simcoe > Guelph
"There are a lot of testimonials on this page from first-time home owners. However, I have bought a few properties with different real estate agents in other cities and from that experience I can vouch that Steve is as good an agent as one can come by. My partner and I recently invested in a property in Guelph and had the pleasure of doing so under Steve's guidance. Not only does Steve know properties for sale in the geographical areas he serves very well, he really takes the time to find out exactly what you are looking for. He will never push you to make a purchase just to get a sale. And what a fabulous guy!!! Steve, we wish you ALL the best and look forward to working with you again. People - if you are looking for a real estate agent, he is your guy!!!"
- Maliha N. & Sumeru K., Guelph
"Our dealings with Steve were, at the same time, both personable and professional. Throughout the entire process he was patient and respectful, creatively tailoring his real estate services to our specific needs. Steve's depth of real estate and business experience were clearly evident in our transactions as he provided us with a truly value-added service. We would not hesitate to recommend Steve Dawkins as a real estate services provider."
- Dave & Kath V., Guelph
"We worked with Steve on both sides of the equation; selling our town house and buying our new home. In both instances Steve was great at what he does, is fun to work with and made things easy. In fact, we sold our home the first week it was listed - for more than the asking price! What impressed us most about Steve were his superb negotiating skills, which also landed us our new home at much less than the asking price.
Further, we were very impressed with the quality of the home staging, the marketing materials and his candid advice. He seemed to provide an extra level of service at all instances. At every step he made sure we were comfortable and well informed, promptly answering our (many) questions and clearly explaining the next steps.
Being guided by such a skilled and experienced agent made the process of selling and buying a home exciting and stress-free. Needless to say, we had a phenomenal experience with Steve and recommend him enthusiastically."
- Khalid & Nahid S., Guelph
"We strongly recommend using Steve Dawkins for anyone looking to purchase or sell their home. We have worked with a number of realtors over the last few years and Steve has by far been the best and raised the bar for your standard realtor.
He was very thorough with all of the things that needed to be done and even dealt with our tenants on all aspects of the process. Livings some distance from our house that was being sold and aware of our busy schedules, Steve made things easy by always driving the distance and coming to us.
We were so impressed with the staging that Maria provided - she even planted flowers in the gardens! His photographer also did a great job, and the resulting virtual tour and floor plans likewise. It was all so effective that our house sold within days of being listed for more than the asking price!
Steve was exceedingly knowledgeable on the entire process of selling our house and made sure all our bases were covered. Overall, he and his team went above and beyond we would not hesitate to use them again."
- Nick & Katie F., Orangeville
"It has been a real pleasure working with you over the previous months. I can't begin to guess how many times we have said how fortunate it was that we chose you as our realtor. With Maria at your side you make a great team. You are a hard working, generous professional."
- Dave & Dorothy S., Puslinch > Guelph
"Steve, you certainly made this process run incredibly smoothly for Tim and myself. I am confident we made the right choice when we chose a realtor. You consistently went above and beyond, by far exceeding any expectations we had ... so thank you for everything!"
- Heidi M., (Estate Sale), Guelph
"I did my research and then hired Steve Dawkins as my Realtor. I had seen what he had done in the staging and promotion of the properties in his portfolio and I knew he was the best. I was not disappointed. Right from the first discussions to final closing day, Steve approached the sale of my house as if it was his own. He and his wife, Maria, (who does his staging) even brought in extra help during the week prior to listing to make sure every last detail was given attention. My house was staged beautifully and many people commented on the professional designer touches.Steve worked with me carefully on the financial end and offered sound advice while respecting my goals. He was prompt and efficient. Steve made it possible for me to put together a retirement plan, a downsizing plan and a way to get the most money for the house I'd loved for years.He just gets it. I'm recommending him to everyone, as he exceeds the typical Realtor committment. This is someone who goes the extra mile for his client."- Laurie G., Guelph > Guelph / Sauble Beach
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