Companies don’t hire people without first checking their references. You shouldn’t work with someone without checking their references either. This is what some of my clients have said about me recently;
"We heard about Colleen from other English families she has dealt with.
Colleen has been outstanding, taking me round lots of houses even on a long weekend. The whole process was explained particularly as we did not understand the Canadian system. We would certainly use Colleen again and would reccommend her to our friends/colleagues. I particularly liked the welcome package with postcards & sticky labels. The whole process is much better thanin England, especially with someone like Colleen!"
-Colin & Susan
"We heard about Colleen through friends. Everything went very smoothly with the Purchase. She gave us all the information we required and more. From beginning to end Colleen kept us informed with everything what was going on. We would use Colleen's services again and we would reccommend her to anybody who is looking for property.
My family and I moved to Canada from the UK. Colleen made it very stress free for us to purchase a property. We were very unsure of the procedure for buying property as it is quite different from the UK. We are extremely grateful of her servicesl Thank You"
-Brian, Julie & Ellouise
"Our Real Estate purchase went very well overall. Colleen always kept us up to date and in touch for anything. Colleen was always readily available and very accommodating. I have worked with selling/buying homes with others and would easily say that Colleen was the most helpful, professional and pleasing to deal with over anyone else we have used. We would be glad to deal with Colleen again without hesitation. I would highly reccommend her to others."
-Len & Shelley
"Colleen is a very personable and capable, hard working Lady. Colleen has a very friendly and pleasant disposition and we would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for an Agent.
We were kept well informed of what was happening throughout the process and think she went over and above what was required to ensure and assure us as to what was happening throughout the process.
Thank You Colleen!"
-George & Judy
"Colleen was recommended to me by a friend. Colleen was always proactive. Her professional skills and knowledge are definitely ?ABOVE THE CROWD?! My situation was ?unique? and Colleen earned every cent of her commission. I would absolutely use her services again and most definitely recommend her to anyone I know. Thank you Colleen "
"Colleen was recommended to us by a previous client. We found her easy to talk to straight away and found us the home of our dreams practically immediately. Living in England was no problem either, as we were regularly informed on the process and updated almost on a daily basis. We would use Colleen should we ever consider moving in the future and highly recommend her expertise and her excellent knowledge of moving. The whole family found her just as helpful as after we had the keys she came round our home with a really helpful package with all the necessary contacts to help us settle in. A very big Thank You to Colleen. "
-Colin, Ruth & Family
"We were referred to Colleen by our neighbor. We were not familiar with Sherwood Park at all and we had a list of very specific things we wanted for a home and property. Moving to a new area can be difficult for a lot of reasons. Our biggest concern was time. We wanted to be settled for the kids to start school in Sept. and we had our first day of Showings on June 25th. Colleen was so wonderful to all of us. The kids argued in the back of her van and got dirt everywhere because it had rained a bit and it didn't even phase her! It was so good to have her to talk to. She answered all of our questions and had a lot of information that we hadn't even thought to ask about. Colleen is very professional and thorough. She is easy to talk to and really put us at ease and kept us informed. I would definitely go back to her if we ever buy or sell again and would not hesitate to recommend her to friends, family & strangers alike! Thanks Colleen! "
-Chris, Laureen & Family
"Dear Mr. Winters,
I would like to take this time to commend both Bob Michael and Colleen Papenbrock for their professionalism and impartiality when dealing in a multiple offer situation.
One of the things that I enjoy the most about real estate is the wonderful people we meet along the way which later become our clients and friends, and I consider both Bob and Colleen one of those. Working with them was a delight. They always displayed the highest level of professionalism and can be counted on to do what they say they would do. That is such a welcome quality these days when putting together a transaction.
I am grateful to have you both as part of our real estate community. You make all of us look great!
-Walter M - Realty Executives
"Colleen is truly an outstanding Realtor who really cares about the people she is providing a service to. Purchasing Real Estate can be a very stressful time in life but with Colleen as my Realtor, I didn't feel so scared and alone, she made me feel comfortable and helped me stay grounded. Although Colleen was busy with other clients at the time I was searching for a home, she made me feel like my needs were top priority to her, as I'm sure her other clients felt the same. Any questions or concerns I had were promptly addressed and Colleen stayed on top of everything and kept the transaction running smoothly. Colleen provided a wonderful moving package full of very useful information and she even included my new address stickers with a picture of my new home on them. I have already recommended Colleen to my friends and will continue to do so. In the past, I have dealt with other Realtors who seemed more interested in the money instead of my needs but Colleen honestly puts people first and her genuine caring ways shine through. Colleen is simply the best!"
"We were moving up from the Calgary area, and were looking on the internet for property in/around Sherwood Park. One listing that Colleen had interested us so we called Colleen and she was more than happy to send any info. we needed (for the property). As well, Colleen kept in touch via email and phone until I came up to look at the listed property. Colleen had set out a few other properties within the same price range and requested requirements. We worked with her for 3 solid weekends, trying to find the perfect place! Colleen worked hard in finding the right place for us and after 10-15 homes she found it! The entire process was smooth and painless with answers to any questions we had. Colleen was able to provide everything we needed for our transaction and was in touch throughout the process. I would definitely recommend Colleen to anyone because of her knowledge, experience, great positive attitude (never give up) and persistence in finding the right place.
-Rob & Jeanne S.
"We heard about Colleen through a friend who purchased a home through her. Our purchase went smoothly - we were kept informed throughout the process and Colleen was extremely helpful with the peripheral needs! We would choose Colleen again because of her positive attitude and understanding as we were very picky! We would reccommend Colleen because she did a great job for us!"
-Donna & Mike
"We heard about Colleen through Andrew; who Mike works with. Colleen was great at explaining what was going on to two first time home buyers and always kept us informed of what was happening. Colleen was a great help with things such as the inspection and finding a lawyer, which would have been much more confusing without her! We would certainly use Colleen again as she put a lot of hard work into the search and purchase of our new home and I think that is very valuable. We would definitely reccommed Colleen to our friends because she was friendly, efficient, helpful, and she thought about us and our needs, not just the sale."
-Mike & Jen
Thank you so much for helping me sell my home. Without you I would have been lost! I appreciate all that you did. Your kindness will be remembered.
It was my pleasure to know you for a short while. You are a super lady with a great personality. I always felt comfortable around you and I loved your sense of humor, your stories and your total commitment.
"Dear Colleen,Thank you so much for helping me sell my home. Without you I would have been lost! I appreciate all that you did. Your kindness will be remembered.It was my pleasure to know you for a short while. You are a super lady with a great personality. I always felt comfortable around you and I loved your sense of humor, your stories and your total commitment."
"What a difference working with a professional Realtor makes?.
Colleen, thank you for your time and effort in the sale of our home! We very much appreciated your taking the extra time in discussing the sale price and advertising strategy before listing our property with you.
Your honesty in providing feedback from potential purchasers and the accounting of what was done to promote our home, allowed us to feel very comfortable every step of the way. Putting our trust in you was the right thing to do as the result was a sale at full list price!!
We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending your services to perspective clients and will most certainly be calling upon you should we require future real estate services.
Thank you for making the sale of our home a very positive experience!
-Brenda & Charles S