The following testimonials were written by just some of my happy sellers and buyers. They have all been kind enough to give me permission to show you their correspondence. Their letters and words are very gratifying. It seems that my down-to-earth and honest approach has earned me many friends - I think that's fantastic!
Having lived on the prairies all our lives, retiring to Victoria had been our long-time dream. Unfortunately, the real estate market we discovered when we arrived was a buyer’s nightmare. Not just buyers, but many Realtors were intimidated by lack of inventory, constantly rising prices and sales well over asking.
Sharon was not intimidated. She worked incredibly hard for us, finding potential properties and dealing effectively with other Realtors to find us a home we love in our preferred James Bay neighbourhood, one of the tightest areas of a very tight market. Despite our criteria, which we knew was challenging, she never suggested we settle for a property we didn’t really love, or compromise on location. If we became discouraged she always reassured us that our place was out there – and thanks to her hard work, it was!
Throughout the process we felt that we were working with someone who really knew what she was doing and understood how to deal with a super-heated real estate market. She was thorough, highly professional, tireless and absolutely fearless. She was always available and constantly a pleasure to deal with – pleasant, unflappable and with a terrific sense of humour.
Thanks to Sharon’s thorough understanding of the market, strategic thinking and negotiating skills we found a home we’re extremely happy with - and we feel that we got it at an excellent value. We admire Sharon’s professionalism and knowledge and would not hesitate to recommend her very highly.
L & B Quine
"Just a few words to express our appreciation for all your support in the big and important step we made buying our lovely condo. You have everything a superb real estate agent must have to satisfy any client: knowledge of business, area and people and mainly patience to answer our questions and show many places without rushing. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone! We definitely agree - If it's happening...its Hoffman!! "
R.Tiba & A.Amaral
It's been almost a year since we moved into our new home and we have been so busy with the yard, renovations, and enjoying our new neighbourhood we have not had a chance to tell you how grateful we are for your hard work.
My wife and I met Sharon while searching for an investment/rental condo in Victoria.
"We had wanted to move to Victoria, BC for some time. Mainly to escape the long winters and 'big city' problems in Calgary. After visiting friends who had left Calgary a year earlier and moved into a beautiful heritage home in Rockland (using Sharon's help), we decided to take the plunge. Our friends highly recommended Sharon and on their advice and commendation, we started viewing homes. Sharon zeroed in on what we wanted in short order and we viewed dozens of homes in our chosen neighbourhoods of Oak Bay and Rockland. We found our home after close to a year of diligent work from Sharon and we couldn't be more happy! As we were still living in Calgary during our search we only visited Victoria 3 times during that year and Sharon was incredibly helpful keeping us informed, inspecting homes on our behalf and encouraging a final trip west when she had found 'the one'. She was quick to assess our wants/needs, likes and dislikes and didn't waste our time unless she really felt a property was worth getting on a plane for which we appreciated immensely. She helped us with advice , various info and contacts we'd need in Victoria as well as comforting support of all the things we would be needing to organize for our move to a new province and new city. She was even able to calm our worries about taking our cat on its first flight. The only people we knew in Victoria were our friends whom she had also helped and Sharon has continued a wonderful friendship with us since our arrival which has been lovely. We are enjoying our new city and our beautiful home and are so glad that we did this. Working with Sharon made it all the easier! "
J. Bambrick & J. Gregson
Just a few short lines can hardly begin to express the amazing and tireless effort Ms. Hoffman put into finding just the right home for us.
She did not waiver, nor tire, in researching and showing us a range of available properties that fit the budget and met our specific needs. Her knowledge of properties and market trends, experience in negotiations and client management, combined with her cheerful, friendly personality amounts to a sharp, progressive representative and agent.
One of the most refreshing characteristics Ms. Hoffman possess is the ability to quickly understand her client in a compassionate manner, and apply that knowledge when making recommendations for or against certain properties. Hearing why some houses would likely not be suitable based on our personal interests made us realize that Ms. Hoffman had our best interest at heart - and that in itself made all the difference. Now enjoying a home that we did not think possible, we highly recommend Ms. Hoffman. A true professional and example of excellence in her field. Thank you for all your hard work!
A.H and Y.S