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Cheryl helped us purchase our first home and we are so grateful for all her expertise and for taking the time to understand what we needed in a home and guiding us to the best choices. We always felt she had our best interests at heart, which put us at ease as first time home owners.
She knows her stuff and we were very impressed with her professionalism and good advice on negotiating the deal. We would highly recommend Cheryl to anyone buying or selling a home.
Thank you so much for helping us find the perfect fit for our family!
- Meghan & Richard
"Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for so many things. Thank you for being exactly what we expected a realtor to be like. Yes it was probably the easiest sale you've ever had, and the house sold itself on almost day 1, but we loved how professional and awesome you were. Staging service made such a difference to what we thought was already a great place, photos, listing, and most importantly communication.
Thank you for the wonderful gift basket & meal voucher. Without doubt you will be the only person that we will ever recommend to people we know in the market to buy and/or sell."
- Jeff, Amanda & Ryder
Cheryl Laidlaw was our Realtor in early 2014 for the sale of our home in Brentwood Bay and the purchase of our new home at Swallows Landing. If we were ever to move again we would certainly use her services. Cheryl is hardworking, honest, punctual and delivers on all the promises she makes. She is a true professional in her chosen industry. I would highly recommend Cheryl to any of my family, friends or colleagues who needed a Realtor.
- Darryl & Christine Hein
Cheryl, after working in real estate for about twenty years, I saw a lot of Realtors and their style of doing business. I chose you as our Realtor because I recognized your honest love for what you are doing and you’re genuine caring about your clients. I know a lot of good Realtors, but I decided I wanted the best and I knew that was you.
- Bruce & Shelly Clark
We listed our house on Promenade Crescent in the Royal Bay subdivision with Cheryl Laidlaw. We've bought and sold numerous homes over the years and came to look at the process as a negative experience. This was not the case with Cheryl!
From the beginning Cheryl was honest with us about the market, the area and what we should expect. We had previous bad experiences with realtors promising us the moon just to get the listing so we found her approach refreshing. More importantly we heard from Cheryl weekly with information specific to our property - everyone SAYS they'll do that but Cheryl actually did it! When our home didn't move immediately she ramped up the open houses and kept us informed on exactly what happened at each of them. When offers were received she helped us wade through the details and ultimately accept one we were very happy with. We cannot say enough about Cheryl...most definitely our most positive experience with a realtor. She is approachable, responsive and, in our opinion exceeded expectations.
We would recommend her without hesitation!
- Jackie & Gord McMath
Cheryl took over a listing which had been on and off the market for around 2 years with several other real state agents. Our immediate impression when she saw the house was her positive attitude and the way she saw the positives about the house. When determining the price she suggested a price higher than the price we were contemplating. The house was on the market 1 day. We had a full price offer which closed without a problem. Cheryl was thorough and a pleasure to work with. Ken and Dana
- Dana & Ken Welch
"Cheryl made shopping for a home fun and stress free. We are a big blended family and we had specific requirements and needs for our new home.
The personal listing service that she creates for you makes finding a home even easier. It's easy to navigate and easy to pick your favourites. Cheryl is very connected - text, phone, email, carrier pigeon. Whenever you need to reach her she is always quick to respond and extra flexible when it comes to scheduling showings.
Cheryl worked with us for 4 months to find our home from beginning to end. With lots of showings and knowing the areas we wanted, her radar was always on. If she knew a home was coming on the market, she had us first in line to see the house. She knew very quickly what we liked and what we didn't like which made the strenuous process of finding a home much easier.
When the beautiful home we eventually chose came up on the radar, the process from offer to closing was like a well oiled machine.
Thank you so much for helping us to find a home; we will spend a lifetime filling it with happiness!"
- Brianna, Kylie, Zachary, Rachael, Jacquie and Evan
You were a tenacious Realtor once the offer was on the table and although we didn't get much more than the buyer was offering, we felt you had our best interest at heart and gave good advice in negotiating the deal. We were definitely stressed as to the quick deadlines of the buyer, but due to your constant assistance we were able to meet all deadlines. We are grateful for the extra time and hassle it took to coordinate, especially because we were out of Province for the entire process and are relieved to be done with selling our property. Thank you so much for your time and expertise!
- Pamela & Edward Loewen
"I want to thank you for doing such a tremendous job in not only helping us find a home here in Victoria but all the extra things you did to make the move and transition so smooth. We have not received this level of service from a realtor before and it is obvious why Mark and Davida so highly recommended you. I will definitely recommend you in the future."
- Josie & Clayton Boon
"Anyone who has been there knows how exciting yet stressful buying your first home can be. But from day one, Cheryl’s confidence and professionalism instantly eased our minds, because we knew we were working with someone who was extremely passionate about finding us our new home. Cheryl is all about education, and as first time homebuyers we had a lot to learn, and we were very appreciative at how detailed and knowledgeable she was. She truly takes you by the hand and patiently guides you from beginning to end, through the complicated process of buying a house - from the lawyers, to the Title insurance, inspection report, to the simplest details of letting you know your new home’s garbage and recycling days. She is exceedingly thorough and thoughtful, and her dynamic personality and sense of humor made working with her a pleasure. Cheryl takes great pride and fulfillment in helping you find your new home and I happily recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a property. Not only did we walk away with a place we love to call home, but we also gained a new friend in Cheryl."
- Sylvain Brouillette & Angie Rhodes
"We want to thank you for all your efforts in selling our home in Victoria. Prior to choosing a person to market our home, we interviewed a number of realtors from different agencies. It was clear to us from the beginning, your professionalism set you apart from the rest."
"During the course of the time our home was for sale, your attention to the details is what really stood out for us. It was not easy commuting back and forth between Victoria and our new home on the mainland, but having our house "in your hands" provided us with a level of comfort that made a big difference. Your consistent communication was always timely, and you delivered on everything (and more!) you committed to when we first met."
"Cheryl, thanks again for all your hard work. If we find ourselves relocating back to the island there will not be any question you will be our realtor. Further, we have no hesitation recommending you to anyone looking for a realtor to either sell their home or find a new one. We wish you all the best in the future."
- The Grant Family
"We have used Cheryl's services both for a purchase and a sale. She was knowledgeable, helpful and always cheerful. We would (and have) recommend her without hesitation."
- Charlie & Deanna Rivers
"We were transferred from Alberta to the beautiful Westshore of Vancouver Island. We were given a week to find a home on a house hunting trip, fortunately Ray found a listing that had Cheryl's name on it & he called her to see if she was familiar with government transfers and she assured us she was. It was a very rushed stressful trip because we don't usually make up our minds that quickly, but Cheryl spent pretty much the whole week with us & helped us through it all explaining every detail of how things work in BC (and believe me they are different) so that we did not have any surprises (we hate bad surprises). That was 2 years ago and not only did we gain a Real Estate Agent but also a friend. Lucky for you if you decide to use her, we would not hesitate to use her again."
- Lori & Ray Wilkinson
"Cheryl was recommended to us by a person who has known her for a long time and he was right about her in all respects. Cheryl is a very focused, hard working realtor who can think "out side of the box" and adjust her strategies to meet the ongoing changing housing market conditions. She's one of the best and we would recommend her to any purchaser or seller. She sold our house in a tough market period which is not an easy thing to do. Thanks Cheryl for your hard work."
- Jeff & Holly Bowman
"Cheryl was extremely professional, knowledgeable and always cheerful and good humoured. She was punctual, reliable, and would always respond to our calls and emails promptly. More importantly than any of that, we trusted her 100%. Her dedication to us was palpable, and it was extremely refreshing to actually feel and see how all her actions had her clients best interests at heart, even if that was at the expense of her own. Oh, and she found us the exact home we were looking for! Would not hesitate for a second to recommend her, and should the occasion arise we would not even consider looking for someone else to help us again."
- Spencer & Katy Rose
"As a first time homeowner, having Cheryl in my corner to walk me through the process of buying a home was invaluable! Thanks to her knowledge of the market, attention to detail, and personable nature, I felt confident that she had my best interests at heart every step of the way!"
- Ashley Milburn
"I was extremely impressed with your professionalism and trustworthiness providing prompt and excellent service. You found me the perfect home and made the purchase virtually seamless and stress free. You were a pleasure to work with and your patience, knowledge of the market and advice and guidance throughout the process was exceptional. I will definitely work with you again and be sure to recommend you to friends, family (of course) and colleagues!"
- Ross Marshall
"We knew Cheryl previously before she decided to become a real estate agent and when we found ourselves in need of one we knew she was the right one for us. We found Cheryl very professional, personable, knowledgeable and patient with her continued help and support in every situation that arose. To us the most important trait was that she was very reliable. We felt confident when what was asked of her or required, when she said she would do it, she did. We would highly recommend her professional real estate services."
- Terri & Ray Elston
"Cheryl Laidlaw is one of the most passionate Realtors that I have ever met. I was a young and single first time home buyer, and even though it was the most important purchase I was making, Cheryl was able to walk me through every step, never making me feel like I was using up her time. I knew a little bit about buying properties, but if there was anything I was unsure or curious about I could ask Cheryl and she was not only well informed about the question, but she was willing and prompt to get back to me. Cheryl your heart and drive gave me a very comfortable feeling and without you I know that I would not have found a great place to call my own. I could not have asked for anything better. I hope we stay in touch and if I ever decide to sell, I have your number :) Thank You!!!"
- Amanda Ramsay
"What luck that we went to your open house on Blackwood Street and met you! We really appreciate all your work and your professionalism, great attention to detail and your lovely personality. We hope to stay here for a long time, but should we need a REALTOR®, we’ll be calling you and without hesitation (just lots of enthusiasm) we’ll recommend you to our friends and colleagues. It’s been an absolute delight working with you."
- Sybil Harrison & Larry McCallum
"Thanks to Cheryl's negotiating savvy, we saved thousands of dollars when purchasing our investment property. Cheryl was quick to return messages, no matter where she was or what time of day or night, as real estate isn't 9 - 5 in my world, usually it's after those working hours. We will definitely use Cheryl again for our personal and business real estate needs and we highly recommend her to anyone else looking to get a great deal in today's market. Thanks Cheryl!!"
- Blaine & Janis Carmena
"My husband and I recently purchased our first “real” home. This meant we also had to sell the little condo that we had both come to love. Cheryl Laidlaw helped us with both the purchase of our new home and the sale of our condo. Throughout both transactions her expertise and experience was invaluable. I know that other REALTORS® could have done the job for us; however, I’m not sure that they would have given us the time and attention that Cheryl did…she was never too busy to take our calls, answered all of our questions and paid attention to even the smallest details so that everything was always taken care of for us. We will definitely use Cheryl again and will refer her to all of our friends and family!"
- Emily Drown
"I had the opportunity to work with Cheryl on our most recent residential development and found her to be an excellent real estate professional. She ensured that our sales contracts were in order and that we were protected from the start to completion on all 51 of our sale transactions. We look forward to working with Cheryl again in the future!"
- Barry Cross, Cross Developments, Vancouver
"I have had the opportunity and pleasure to work with Cheryl on numerous real estate transactions over the past 2 years. She is professional, detail oriented and very organized in her approach to every transaction. I never have to worry about the deal when Cheryl is involved. I will continue to look forward to doing business with her in the future."
- Rick Smith, CASA Projects Inc
"Cheryl assisted me with the sale of my home in Nanaimo, the purchase of our home here in Victoria, as well she’s been an invaluable resource for me, answering questions I’ve had relating to real estate transactions in my profession as a Credit Union Branch Manager.Selling your home can be a challenging and stressful experience. You need to be competitive and have a professional working for you. Cheryl’s work ethic, attention to detail and passion for real estate provides her clients with exactly what they need to be successful with their real estate needs."
"If you are considering buying or selling a home, I highly recommend you give her a call!
- Tammara Kennelly