Testimonials

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Below, you'll find information that will help you get to know me better; references from past clients.

I consider the satisfaction of my clients to be my greatest achievement, and take pride in my high volume of repeat business and referrals.

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First Time Buyer

To whom it may concern,

 

Our dreams of finding the perfect house were just that, "dreams" when Chris and I first started looking to buy. We were extremely fortunate to cross paths with Kathy Whitewood at the onset of our search. Kathy really took the time to learn our taste and our goals, and booked showings of any home we dreamt of seeing. She had excellent advice for us, pointing out little things that Chris and I, as first time homebuyers, had no idea we should be looking for. She also managed to get us into houses that were just coming on the market so that we would have a leg up on the competition, which is the only way we could have purchased our home. Kathy booked showings of houses that we thought we weren't interested in because she had gotten to know us so well that she knew they suited us and needed a chance.

She stuck with us throughout all of our uncertainty and encouraged us not to give up. We changed our minds about what we wanted several times, starting with 200- year-old farm houses, to brand new houses, and finally settling on something in between. The best part about working with Kathy was her excitement for us when she found our perfect house, she knew it was "the one" before we did. She walked Chris and I through everything that we needed to do, and provided "to do" lists to keep us on track for buying our house. She is extremely easy to contact, as she makes herself available 7 days a week, and responds immediately when you need her. I really enjoyed working with Kathy, I will most definitely be using her as my real estate agent when it comes time to sell my house and purchase another. She is talented, passionate, and never misses a beat.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Laura Wilson

August 14, 2016

Older Home to Sell

29 June 2016

 

 

To whom it may concern,

 

I have been asked to provide a letter of reference for Ms. Kathryn Whitewood and I am happy to do so. Ms. Whitewood was our agent in the sale of our home in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, in June 2016.

 

We were very happy to have Kathy work with us to sell our home. Kathy did meticulous analysis and preparation before listing, providing us with invaluable advice on making the property ready for sale.

 

Kathy scheduled all meetings at our home and at times convenient for us. She wrote a very focused listing statement which clearly identified the ideal customer for the property and showed how the home filled the particular niche.

 

Kathy has excellent graphic skill and produces superior photography and home presentation, resulting in visually stunning sales materials and high-quality home showings. As a result, we received two offers within the first four weeks of listing, both at, or above, the listing price.

 

Kathy works hard. Her personal qualities of vision and an alliance of patience, discretion, and diplomacy were invaluable in keeping the agreement together.

 

Ms. Whitewood has outstanding professional qualities and we are most grateful to her!

 

 

Sincerely, Anthony Lowney and Ann MacDougall

Selling Family Cottage

June 13, 2016

 

 

I just wanted to take a little time to thank you in writing for all you’ve done. My husband and I have had the pleasure of having you guide us twice through the real estate process; both from the buyer’s side and currently, from the seller’s side. I have learned a lot about the unpredictable real estate world. I can honestly say that each transaction has not been smooth and of no fault of yours, was full or hiccups and unexpected twists. I can also say that I can’t imagine navigating the complicated real estate world without an expert like you by my side.

 

You are so competent under pressure and ready to give good, timely advice.  But I think the strength I have come to admire the most is your ability to listen to our layman’s opinions and feelings. You don’t only listen but will take our thoughts to heart and will explain whether our expectations are practical or not. You are willing to change a tactic on the fly when warranted and are quick to defend a position based on your expertise and extensive experience. 

 

Our experience has been that it is a real partnership between us and you and I can’t imagine going through such a life changing transaction without having that type of commitment and relationship from an agent. Thank you for your expertise, your ability, your attention to detail, your professionalism, and your true partnership with us. We have been very fortunate to continue to have you by our side.

 

Sincerely,

 

Kim and Troy Bonar

Moving Out of The Country

April 6, 2016

 

 

Dear Kathy,

 

We would like to thank you for helping us with the recent sale of our home. We were concerned that our house would be a difficult one to sell because of its rural location and its age. However, three weeks after the sign went up on the lawn, our house was sold.

 

We chose to have you as our agent because we felt you were well organized and that you had a clear plan on how best to market and sell our home. You understood the importance of on-line photographs in today's marketplace. You encouraged us to remove the clutter in our house, which not only helped make better photographs, but also motivated us to get rid of unwanted items before we moved. The hiring of Paula Huntley as a home stager, at your expense, was an added bonus. With a few tweaks here and there, at very little cost to us, we were able to make our home more attractive to any prospective buyers. You understood how a buyer observes a home and you helped us to present our home in an attractive light.

 

Perhaps most important of all, you have been supportive and encouraging throughout this whole process. Selling a home and making a significant life change are difficult moments at the best of times. Your quiet but confident manner reassured us. We never worried about what was happening with the sale of our home because you kept in touch with phone calls and visits. We never felt rushed when we saw you, and you were always patient to answer our questions. You were honest and personable, but always professional, in all our conversations regarding the selling of our house.

 

We feel no hesitation in recommending you as an agent to our close family and friends. We are grateful to you for the time you took to sell our house, making us feel as if we were the only clients you had.

 

Yours truly,

 

Peter Shute and Susan Zimmerman

Estate Sale

30 May 2015

 

 

 

Re: Letter of Recommendation

 

To Whom It May Concern:

 

It is my pleasure to highly recommend Kathy Whitewood, Realtor with Royal LePage Atlantic.

 

With the recent death of my mother, my head was spinning with hundreds of details in the settling of her estate.  Kathy came highly recommended to me from a co-worker and I knew I was in capable hands from the first meeting.  Kathy carefully walked me through the stages of selling my mom’s home with a genuine sense of care and consideration, always being mindful of how difficult it was for me on a personal level. 

 

With Kathy’s attention to detail, she made insightful suggestions for getting mom’s home ready to sell, always being very honest and frank, which I appreciated.  Kathy had a way of making us feel we were doing great even in our darkest time. When we were ready to list, Kathy took great photos of mom’s home, representing it in a very clear manner.  We communicated frequently by e-mail and phone, and she always responded quickly if I had questions or concerns about any step along the way.  Kathy is also very up to date with online software programs that enable you to sign legal documents and you don’t have to do them in person, which was a great convenience.

 

Kathy always sensed how I struggled with mom’s passing and she promised that she would sell mom’s home quickly so I could close that chapter.  I didn’t really think she had any control over this but she delivered exactly that and within a week, mom’s home was sold. 

 

Kathy is clearly a great real estate agent and is very knowledgeable in the field of real estate.  I appreciated her solid advice, her efficiency, and her strong work ethic. I now know I could not have done this without Kathy by my side.  I will be forever grateful to Kathy for guiding me through this ordeal.  She made it look easy and that’s the sign of a great real estate agent.

 

Sincerely,

 

~Jacqueline Langille

Kentville Nova Scotia

Down Sizing, Family Home to Sell

July  24, 2015

 

Dear Kathy,

We would like to thank you for helping us in the recent sale of our home. We are so pleased to have listed with you, the result being we sold our house in just three weeks!

 

From our first meeting it was clear you were a very detail-oriented person and well­ prepared for a discussion with us on what we were looking for in an agent. When you completed our market assessment, you provided us with a clear explanation on market trends in our area, comparable houses for sale or recently sold, suggested price range for our listing, etc. This was a very comprehensive binder of information and we reviewed it carefully before deciding on a list price we were comfortable with.

 

You also provided us with great tips to help us get our house ready to sell, and bringing in Paula Huntley as a stager was an excellent bonus, as she had her own suggestions and thoughts on little changes we could make to showcase our home. You were able to convey to us the importance of preparing our home to make it stand out to potential buyers, and we took your advice seriously. We truly believe your efforts made a difference in how well our house showed and how fast it sold.

 

On top of that, your positive attitude and support to us throughout the whole process left us feeling like we were in good hands and that our house would sell. Listing and selling a house can be a very stressful experience; however, with the help of an agent with the experience, attitude and work ethic that you have, it can go very smoothly, as it did in our case.

 

We are so grateful for your hard work and dedication, and we appreciate everything you did to make our sale happen. Today's market is not an easy one to manoeuvre through, but you are proof positive that you know how to take care of your clients and sell their homes.

 

Paulette and Darryl Brown

Port Williams NS

Wolfville Income Property

June 20, 2015

 

 

We recently had the great pleasure of working with Kathy Whitewood as a real estate agent. We knew the sale of our home might be challenging as it was a  unique situation.  Our home had a tenant and the lease would not be expiring until next year.  We had already purchased another home so the timely sale of the house was very important. Kathy was recommended as someone with experience in property management. We found her to be very knowledgeable and she immediately put our all concerns about managing the details of selling a tenanted home   at ease.   We found Kathy really listened to our concerns and understood what we felt our needs were.

Kathy managed the showing masterfully. She had to work with not only potential buyers  but  with our tenant as well with. We appreciated her respectful and professional approach with all parties. With a soft market we were anticipating that the sale might take some time. We were pleasantly surprised at the number of successive showings. It was clear Kathy's thorough research and market assessment had priced our home appropriately. She was marketing it well. Imagine our surprise when in less than a month Kathy was presenting us with two offers on the same day. We have been in this situation before however her knowledge allowed her negotiate a deal that was good for all of us.  Three weeks after the initial offer was received our house was sold for our selling price We had certainly not imagined this outcome.

We found Kathy to be a highly attentive agent. She returned all phone calls and emails immediately.  Kathy spoke with integrity and we appreciated her clarity about some changes that we needed to make. Her attention to every detail gave us confidence that we were in professional hands. She continued to follow up on even the smallest of details and ensured that all documentation and all actions were completed on all levels.

We are very pleased to highly recommend Kathy Whitewood as a real estate professional, knowledgeable and approachable.

 

 

Elizabeth and Glenn Veraeke

Bishop Avenue Wolfville

Condominium

When your lawyer tells you she’s impressed with your real-estate agent’s due diligence, you know you have a good agent. My lawyer did, and I do.


I’ve had the pleasure of using Kathy Whitewood’s services as a real-estate agent for two property sales. Both properties were in a tough market, but Kathy stayed on track. She worked with intelligence, warmth, and a keen market sense to get me the best deal possible.


Kathy’s years of experience as a property manager give her a greater depth of knowledge than many agents possess. If she gives you advice on how to make your property more attractive to a buyer, take the advice – she knows what she’s talking about. I knew Kathy as a property manager before I became her real-estate client, and I saw first-hand her skill, knowledge, and unflappable capacity to deal with contractors, tenants, and property owners.
I’ve found Kathy to be prompt, meticulous, and trustworthy. She returns calls fast, and she looks after details efficiently. She’ll work hard for you, and I’ve never had a question about the real-estate process that Kathy hasn’t been able to answer.
Whether you’re buying or selling a property, I unreservedly recommend Kathy Whitewood for her professionalism, skill, knowledge and solid work ethic. She’s fun to work with, too.

Rachel Cooper
Canning, Nova Scotia
December 6, 2014
To Whom it May Concern:
RE: Kathy Whitewood

Out of Town Buyers

In September of 2014 my family and I moved cross country to Nova Scotia. Before we left we acquired the services of Kathy Whitewood to find property for us in the Annapolis Valley.
We had a very detailed list of what we wanted in a house and we needed to move in before the end of October. On this tight deadline, Kathy organized nearly 40 viewings over the course of three days. On the last day of viewing, with quick reflexes and great negotiation skills she was able to slide a bid in on a house just hours before another offer was made on the house we now call home.


Through the whole month and a half she stayed in close contact with us leading us through the whole process. She was able to connect us with reliable inspectors and water quality professionals. She made certain she was completely transparent about any risks we might have faced. Even after we took possession she called to make sure we were happy with the house.
I would recommend Kathy to anyone looking for a confident and competent realtor.


Sincerely,


Lesley and Rob Hodder
Moschelle (near Annapolis Royal) NS
July 15, 2014

Income Property

To Whom It May Concern:


It is with great pleasure and appreciation that I write this letter of reference for Kathy Whitewood. I am a strong believer in giving credit where credit is due. Kathy’s dedication, professionalism and unwavering determination to work for/with her clients enabled her to sell two sets of duplexes for me in a market that was otherwise stagnate, not only did she secure a very favourable selling price but she was able to complete both sales in a very short three months. Kathy’s calm demeanor combined with her vast realtor experience proved very useful when dealing with some personal issues related to the sale of my duplexes, and to that I am very appreciative to Kathy for going that extra mile. I would without a doubt recommend Kathy as a realtor, she gets the job done!!! Thank you Kathy.


Yours truly,
Mark D Foeller
Bedford NS
February 2014

Bought a House - Changed Their Mind

When it comes to moving we all know that the details can certainly make a person feel a little overwhelmed at times. Kathy went over and beyond any real estate agent we’ve ever dealt with. She was very patient in helping up clearly understand all the facts and terms of selling our home and was very helpful in answering our questions. Kathy treated us with respect and even just meeting her we felt like we found the perfect agent...and a good friend as well. Her viewings were always at a time which worked best for us and when it came to the paperwork she had it all taken care of, her understanding of the real estate business is quite remarkable. Kathy even went out of her way to help us place ads on-line for furniture we had for sale because we’re a little behind with computer knowledge.


I would never have thought selling a house could be such a painless process and we will always remember Kathy for both her professionalism and her outgoing personality. We HIGHLY recommend Ms. Whitewood to anyone and will surely pass the positive experience on to anyone who might need assistance in selling their home.

John & Brigitte Elson
Formely of George Street in Coldbrook

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