Working with Dennis Philps from Homes & Gardens Real Estate to purchase our new home was a great pleasure. He provided us with a good selection of viewings that would meet our needs, allowing plenty of time to evaluate each location; he was very patient in answering our many questions or, alternatively, sought out answers quickly and pointed out things we should be aware of. We appreciated his experience and knowledge throughout our search. Once we found our new home, he worked very diligently on our behalf to ensure that we made a successful purchase. We will definitely work with Dennis again in the future, and would happily recommend him to friends, family & others.
When we first decided that it was time to sell our condo and buy a house, we must admit that we were a bit overwhelmed and not sure where to begin. Knowing little about prices, the market, or even where we wanted to buy, it was a stressful experience. Upon meeting with you again, all of the pressure and confusion seemed to subside. Your talent and guidance helped us find a home we never dreamed possible, and for that we are extremely grateful. We really appreciated your willingness to answer the many questions that we threw your way and your patience through the entire process. Your expertise made up for our lack of experience with the home buying process. Without a realtor like you, we would not be looking forward to moving into the home of the dreams in the near future. Your charismatic attitude and overall welcoming demeanor helped ease our nerves and allowed us to open up about who we were. You worked with us to help us find what we wanted, even if at first we were not sure what that was. Being honest, sincere and supportive, you let us know what homes would best fit our lifestyle, and what houses wouldn't. Thank you for being flexible with your availability and always being there when we needed you. Once again, we would like to thank you for all that you have done for us. We are truly grateful to have found a realtor with such honesty and dedication to his clients. We are more than happy to recommend you to any future home buyer. Thank you for not only being an extraordinary real estate agent, but a trusted new friend as well!
The daunting task of buying a home is matched only by the even more complicated challenge of selling one! My wife and I have been fortunate to make the wise choice of working with an excellent qualified and experienced realtor who simplified the entire process and provided us with good advice along the way. Dennis Philps helped us buy our first home and then, years later, again helped us put it up for sale when it was time to make another move. On both occasions he took the time to understand our motivations, desires and expectations, made us feel; comfortable with the emotionally-charged experience and then effectively guided us through the entire process to make sure we successfully completed our negotiations quickly and easily. When buying our property, Dennis invested his time to prepare and organize a packed day of showings for us. On the day, he duly escorted us around the various neighbourhoods we had targeted. He observed our reactions and provided helpful comments when asked. We soon knew we had found our home on the third viewing. Cancelling the other showings, we told him we wanted to write an offer. Sensing that the property we chose was likely to generate other interested buyers, he dropped everything to ensure we submitted a compelling offer that evening. Later, when selling our home, we invited Dennis to take on the challenge of representing us once again. Thanks to his staging advice and careful preparation of the listing details, he was able to attract the right buyers to our home so that it sold in less than a week! If you are looking for a dedicated and effective real estate agent who will help you get things done quickly, then Dennis Philps is your man! Thanks Dennis!
We found Dennis’ web site after a general Google search. It was easy to use and easy to keep track of what we wanted to see. As first time homebuyers we really had no idea what we were looking for or how to go about it. From his website I emailed all my requests and he responded the next day with a plan. He was more than willing to work around our schedules. We preferred to do marathon house hunting sessions with 10-20 houses a day and Dennis was happy to set up appointments and spend the entire day with us. We started with the low end of our price range. Dennis was amazingly helpful and often pointed out things that we never considered or noticed: a type of roof that was particularly expensive to replace, location issues, or holes in the ceiling that in out excitement of the house hunting process we would miss. After getting a read on our preferences Dennis suggested that we up the price on our search. He mentioned that very few people buy a house at the bottom of their price range and that if we moved even $15,000 higher it would make a huge difference. It did. We had been getting very discouraged, but as soon as we upped our price the homes vastly improved and we found our comfort zone. After looking at the same home three times during three different marathon sessions we were ready to make an offer. Dennis supplied a list of people we would need after we purchase the home (lawyers, home inspectors etc.) with 5-6 contact numbers from each profession. This was extremely helpful as we knew he had used these people before and it made us far more comfortable than finding someone out of the Yellow Pages. Dennis walked us through the whole process, explained what would happen over the next while and suggested that we not lose the house over one or two thousand dollars. During the negotiations Dennis was always in our corner making sure that we were going about it the right way and has appropriate responses to their counter offers. In the end we got the house far below the asking price aat exactly what we wanted to pay for it (even after agreeing to go that extra $2000, Dennis managed to get them down to what we wanted). Working with Dennis was a pleasure and we will definitely use him to sell the home he helped us purchase.