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Thank you so much for selling our home for us! Only three days from the For Sale sign going on our front lawn! To see the SOLD sticker on the sign on our front lawn was so exciting! It was an end to our nervousness about how long it would take to sell as we had already gone ahead and purchased another home in a town closer to our family. As soon as we realized that it was time for us to sell our home in Pickering, we thought of you as you had successfully sold a condo for our family in Toronto more than a few years ago, on the one and only scheduled day that we needed for accepting offers. You were very professional and that brought us back to you this time.
You are very knowledgeable, personable and skilled at your profession. It's very refreshing to be able to work with someone who actually knows what they are doing. Thank you so much. Sharon & Asher
Dear Ernie and Aly,
Ernie - I can’t thank you enough for the great job you did. Your calm, down to earth approach worked so well to keep my selling jitters to a minimum. Best of .all, you gave us a realistic price and you got it for us. Neat, clean, and fast - wonderful! Thanks again Aly & Ernie. Sharon M. 18 Hillcrest Ave Suite 1508
"It has been said that moving is right up there with death and divorce as an extremely stressful event. My husband Tony and I support that statement wholeheartedly.
We decided to downsize after 27 years in the same home. To state we are collectors would be an understatement. Many of our items have travelled with us from home to home in the last 47 years.
I called Alyson Buckingham as I knew her from the area and always had the utmost respect for her work. She referred me to her colleague Ernie MacMaster and that was a lucky day for us.
We met with him but then did not make a decision for at least another month. During that time we received one email from Ernie thanking us for allowing him to come into our home. He left us alone to make this very difficult decision. We love our current home but realized the need to downsize at this time in our lives. We appreciated his nonintrusive manner while we made this decision.
When we began this 'adventure' Ernie gave us his suggestions for how the house would look and sell. Believe me, there were many days when he would visit the ensuing insanity and as calm as could be say 'how's it going?' Needless to say he often got a negative response but he kept coming back and supporting us. We had a tremendous amount of work to do to present our house the way it is done today. There were plenty of days that my husband and I did not think we could do it. But despite what Ernie thought he always supported us and recommended indivduals to help us.
We finally completed our tasks and the house went on the market. We began to worry and of course called Ernie every five minutes for something or other. He never sounded like we were bothering him and always had the right answer.
Our house sold very quickly over asking price. We were shocked and of course pleased. Tony and I know that even though the amount of work we did helped a great deal in the success of the sale of our house, we would be kidding ourselves if we did not realize that most of it was due to Ernie's expertise in real estate, his ability to deal with clients in a calm and easy way and his hard work ethic that brought this event to its successful conclusion.
We don't think we would ever do this again but if we did we would call Ernie. We plan to give his name to anyone who may be looking for a professional, intelligent, and supportive agent.
Ernie made what could have been the worst weeks of our lives not only tolerable but actually enjoyable.
We want to thank Royal Le Page, Alyson Buckingham but most of all Ernie MacMaster for all their help in this endeavour." Corinne and Tony Racioppa 28 Satchell Blvd.
Dear Ernie and Aly,
A brief note to express our appreciation for the excellent job the team did in selling our house.
From our initial meeting with Ernie on January 23, through the engineering inspection, photographing the virtual tour, agent's open house and general open house to closing the sale, above asking, on February 5 was less than two weeks. The speed of this process and the very satisfactory outcome were due to Ernie's hard work and professionalism and, frankly, exceeded our highest expectations.
It is accepted wisdom that selling one's house is one of the most stressful experiences "to which we humans can be exposed, but that stress can be mitigated by working with the best available professionals right from the start and that was certainly our experience in working with you both. We have a new appreciation for how hard real estate professionals work. Thank you and we wish you continued success in the future." Jack and Sandy Gibson 22 Irvine Road
Dear Aly and Ernie,
"Special thanks for your patience (over 2 years) and all your encouragement and support along the way! Your team is effective and dedicated. We really enjoyed the stager (Alison Overington) and your solid advice and guidance with preparing our home for sale. It took a while, but at the end of the day, the final sale of 270 Koning Court and the time it took both exceeded our expectations and we are thrilled with the final result. Best wishes to you for your continued success. You both deserve it!" Rick and Marion Basserman 270 Koning Court
Dear Aly and Ernie,
"It is not often in life that we have the opportunity to have not one but two successful business dealings separated by some twenty three years but that has been our history. The impression that you, Aly left with me was significant and lasting and which made you the only choice for the "last hurrah." You have been so much more than a real estate agent to me and I refer of course to your generosity and valuable advice many years ago that helped me stay on course with investing. I thank you very much for all of that along with your community service given so freely over so many years. All the best to you and yours." Brian 23 Haviland Drive
"I would like to thank Aly Buckingham and Ernie MacMaster for their skillful help in selling my house. Their expertise and professionalism from beginning to end was greatly appreciated. Staging really does work for the seller and the buyer. A beautiful virtual tour and pictures emerged from that effort. The "Open House" was a success and Aly outdid herself in the way she handled the offers and the agents in the last stage of selling my house. I would recommend both Aly and Ernie to anyone thinking of selling their properties now or in the near future. You will not find anyone else so accomodating and dow to earth." Norah Bonner 6 Clearlake Avenue
"There is no better feeling than that experienced by achieving a goal beyond expectations. This achievement, of course, has much to do with the assistance that one recieves from expert and professional sources such as the combined effectiveness of you Aly, and your partner Ernie. Your professional encouragement, empathy and support are things I will never forget. You certainly do understand people and you have sympathy for their unique predicaments. You are the best! Many thanks and expressions of graditude." Jim K. 117 Acheson Blvd.
"Last summer, when you sold the house next door in 3 days for over asking, we thought that was just luck. However, having just sold our home in 4 days for over asking, we know that luck has very little to do with it.
From the first time we sat down with both of you to discuss the listing, we were impressed with your professionalism and knowledge of the real estate market. At the time, your relaxed and friendly manner put us at ease. Once the decision was made to list the house, everything came together very quickly and efficiently. From the various methods of online marketing to the feature sheet and mailer, we could not have been more impressed with the quality and the way in which our home was showcased. Your prompt and patient response to our many questions and concerns was greatly appreciated.
We thank you for all your hard work. It goes without saying that we would recommend you without hesitation." Geoff & Penny Moffatt 606 Chartwell Court, Pickering
"We wanted to take the opportunity to thank both Aly and Ernie for the excellent and professional service you offered. It was nice to see how well you coordinated your services and worked so efficiently as a team which was especially helpful to us in our circumstance. Ernie, you were very helpful and patient when asked to go above and beyond especially while Aly was on vacation and you were handling all business. It was especially refreshing to be treated with respect and honesty through the whole process. Your dedication was much appreciated. It is with pleasure that we will certainly refer you to all of our friends, family and colleagues when/if they require real estate services in the future." Marc and Lorraine Germain 1676 Goldenridge Road
"Aly and Ernie, what can we say? How do we begin to thank you both? We received first class service and are ever grateful for your help in selling our homestead in Guildwood. Our sincere regrets for not thanking you for the quick sale of our home and also the gift you sent to us last Christmas. We are settling into our new home and of course being close to the family is great. Our neighbours are still in awe re the sale. They all have your business cards and hopefully it will drum up some business for you. We are very grateful to you both for your hard work and professionalism and wish you both all the best!” Jan and George Lake 10 Avonmore
"I would like to thank you for looking after the sale of my home recently that closed on October 31st. Your expertise, patience, support and knowledge made the whole experience less stressful. There was always a personal touch. You spent unlimited time with me which was beyond anything that I expected. I would highly recommend Royal LePage for selling or buying a house. My family and I will always remember this as a positive experience.” Sandy Ferris 66 Tilley Drive
"We would like to thank Both Aly and Ernie for all their knowledge and guidance throughout our selling experience. Not having any experience with the real estate business since our purchase 41 years ago, we needed all the help we could get and the two of you came through beautifully. Because of your suggestions and help, we were successfully able to sell within a week above the asking price. What more could anyone ask? Thank you both again!" Wayne and Janet Shaw 49 Wichey
"Thanks to the amazing team of Aly Buckingham and Ernie MacMaster, we have just spent our first Christmas in our new home. When we left Toronto about 7 years ago, Aly helped us sell our home.
There was no question about who we would call when we moved back to the area. This time we worked with both Aly and her business partner Ernie. These two make a great pair. We saw a lotof houses before finding ours. Always available and accomodating of our busy schedules, Aly and Ernie showed great patience, professionalismand knowledge. It was clear that they hadour best interests at heart throughout the whole process.
This dynamic duo exceeded our expectations and we would not hesitate to call them for our next move or recommend them to family and friends." Lynn Watkins and Robert Medaglia 500 Cliffview Road
"How can we ever thank you for all you did for us? Hurray for you - not a hitch, not one scary moment, and all in 24 hours! We haven't stopped bragging about your ease. Thank you so much!" Mary & Ron Hughes 25 D'arcy Magee Crescent