Recent: ON, Canada
Elizabeth Barr - what a delight to work with!
I had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth Barr while buying my first home in Niagara. There are a few big reasons why I would recommend her - and a ton of little reasons that really add up.
I had immediate wow factor in her professionalism during our first phone call. I was new to the real estate scene and was floored by the kindness and depth of direction in her words. After we ended the conversation I told my partner Gary of the experience and he was surprised that a real estate agent would go into that much detail and honesty in the first phone call like that. After this initial contact, it was easy to like her and we had no hesitations about interacting with her from that point forward.
Elizabeth particularly went out of her way on this occasion: we were viewing a home in Thorold and saw a house for sale around the corner that caught our interest. Elizabeth arranged an in-promptu viewing seconds after our initial interest and managed to squeeze it into hers and our schedule. Then she bought us coffees at Tim Hortons and entertained our baby while we waited for the viewing! Talk about being spoiled.
A huge reason why Elizabeth is the real estate agent you've been looking for is that she will NOT try to sell you a home just for the sake of selling and making a buck. There was a home we looked at in Wainfleet that expempified this. Elizabeth did some MAJOR sleuthing about this house to discover the history and some "oddities" (as we put it lightly). This lasted for a few weeks. When she found out everything about the house, she not only recommended we NOT buy the house, she told us to run the other way and never look back! Her hard work and honesty potentially saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars in a huge money pit investment. She genuinely wants you to have the right "fit" for you and your family.
Elizabeth exceeds expectation simply by the way she returns phone calls and texts - merely SECONDS or minutes after contacting her. She was also a huge help with our little 6 month old baby, always carrying her around while my partner and I viewed homes (although I have a feeling this wasn't exactly a burden for her). Overall, Elizabeth was persistant in making sure our needs were met - but NEVER did she make us feel pressured or bullied (as we thought might happen with other agents).
I normally do not write reviews but Elizabeth is certainly an exception. Thank you for all your hard work in finding our dream home. We owe it all to you!
Gary, Maddie & baby Sienna