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Client Testimonials

We strive to offer a top notch service and provide a positive home buying and selling experience. When we meet these goals, there is nothing more impressive than getting positive feedback.

  • Good Fortune!

    Stewart H (Toronto, Ontario)

    I recently had the good fortune of listing my Tobermory vacation property with a realtor who delivered on her word. Ashley Barker of Grey Bruce Realty Inc., recently sold my property (for over asking price) within a reasonable time frame and stress free. Her thorough knowledge of the Bruce Peninsula coupled with excellent communication abilities definitely help close the deal with the buyers. Ashley took the time to walk me through the steps involved and kept in touch throughout the entire process of listing, showings and offers. Supported by an excellent organization behind her (RE/MAX) Grey Bruce Realty Inc. enabled me to relax while they carried the heavy load: photographing it, marketing it, promoting it, reviewing documents and bringing in multiple offers. Whether one is buying or selling I can confidently recommend Ashley's dedication, professionalism, and patience as a realtor but also someone I can trust to look after my interests.

  • Highly Recommended!

    Mary A.

    Ashley was great to work with-so bright and energetic! She showed me all the listings that she felt would meet my needs and worked tirelessly to get me what I wanted. Every question or concern I had was answered promptly and I always felt as if I was the only client. Ashley is very knowledge about the properties, the market as well as everything else I needed to know in order to make a decision. She went over all the paperwork with me diligently and resolved issues as they came up, going beyond expectations. I would very highly recommend working with Ashley. Thank you for a good experience.

  • Teamwork!

    Mary & Steve

    Darlene and the team delivered!!! From listing & pricing strategies with Darlene, Rob's photos and creative drone work, Tara's admin support and help, & everyone who showed our home we got a great offer and sold to really good people. Very happy with the results and professional work by everyone. Thanks to Darlene and the RE/MAX Grey Bruce Realty TEAM!!!

  • Listing Luxury Homes

    Harry and Audrey Donley

    Darlene was recommended to us by the owner of her brokerage because she is more qualified in listing luxury homes. Our home was shown to the highest standard. The pictures taken were high quality and we had many comments on the drone video showing the complete property. Our home took many months to sell but during that time Darlene worked tirelessly by listing it in all kinds of high end magazines and on the many social media sites. We did not get many interested parties not because Darlene did not do her job but it was not in the best location for a high priced large home. When we did get the offer which we accepted she was very professional in closing the deal. We would highly recommend Darlene.

  • Dream Cottage!

    - Maheesha, David, Din & Kenny

    We were able to purchase our dream cottage in Tobermory and we absolutely could not have done it without the help of Ashley! Not only was she a dream to work with, but Ashley is the type of agent who goes above and beyond her clients' expectations. Ashley's in-depth knowledge of the market, timely responses, calm demeanor as well as her attention to our needs created a trusting and comfortable environment throughout the entire purchasing process. We highly recommend Ashley to anyone looking to purchase a home or cottage - there has never been a question or problem she couldn't provide a resolution to. Thank you and we are very grateful to have shared this experience with you.

  • When it comes to Real Estate

    Sandra P

    When it comes to Real Estate on the Bruce Peninsula look no further than Darlene James of Re/Max. It took no time to figure out that Darlene loves doing what she does. She is a true professional. Her communication skills are exemplary and when it came to putting my deal together no details were overlooked. Darlene was very up-to-date, whether it be electronic signatures, text, or email. It made doing business with her feel effortless. I felt very confident that Darlene was handling my purchase and would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling real estate.

  • Seller - Mar, Ontario 2016

    Garreth

    Our property was unique and therefore had a limited audience, but through effective marketing, hard work and multiple showings you found the right buyer. Thanks for the work you did and your prompt responses to any inquiries we may have had.

  • Tobermory 2016

    Sylvia & Rudy

    "Darlene's knowledge and experience gave us the advice and information we needed to make the right decision for us.We never hesitated to call her and she was always there for us. No wonder she's been #1 for so many years!"

  • Seller (Tobermory) 2016

    Carrie & Ron (Tobermory)

    When we decided to list our home in Tobermory, we knew we needed the professionalism and expertise of Darlene James and her colleagues. We had noticed that, of all the real estate signs popping up in yards, hers were the ones that were sold first. As soon as we listed, we knew that we were dealing with a dedicated team of professionals who were prepared to tackle every aspect of the job, from Ashley's timely calls and emails to Rob's beautiful photographs of our property. Once we sold our home, Darlene acted immediately by showing us several homes that met our family's needs. She provided valuable information to highlight the pros and cons of each property, and kept our best interests in mind throughout the entire process. Darlene was never more than a few minutes away by text message or email when we had questions.We highly recommend Darlene James and her team of professionals! They get the job done with incredible attention to detail, and offer a supportive experience that can't be beaten! Many thanks to each of you for making this as stress-free as possible.

  • Seller Miller Lake

    Paul Craig

    We decided to sell or Cottage at Miller Lake. To be fair I called three different real estate agents. Only Darlene returned my call. We met at a local restaurant and listed our cottage with Darlene.Within one week we had two offers and sold our cottage that week. We were very happy with Darlene and her team and would highly recommend her for those who actually want to sell their cottage. Job well done Darlene.

  • Sale of Colpoy's Bay Cottage

    Joseph & Miriam B. Milton ON

    Big shout-out to Darlene and her team! We had decided to list our cottage on Colpoy's Bay. Since it was end of June and past the ideal listing time for this type of property we needed a professional with the necessary experience and a strong support team to produce an effective plan. Darlene provided valuable information and highlighted the importance of the correct combination of Marketing - Advertising - Price Point. After reviewing all the information we signed with Darlene and she immediately put wheels in motion with MLS listing, professional photographs for the marketing material and an open house. Being an enthusiast photographer myself I must say that the images taken by her photographer definitely showed the property at its best! In less than two weeks we had multiple offers to choose from and she closed the deal just a few hundred dollars shy of our asking price. When Darlene said that she would sell our cottage it was not just sales talk - she actually delivered and sooner than expected. The entire process was smooth from beginning to the end, very good experience all around.

  • Dream Cottage 2015

    Hank and Cindy Williamson

    I would like to thank Sally for helping us find our dream cottage. She showed us many cottages and was very helpful in helping us find exactly what we where looking for. Sally was friendly, kind and made us feel like family. We purchased our cottage in May of this year and to this day I can text Sally and she answers any questions we have about the area. You rock sally and we are very grateful to have shared this experience with you.

  • Seasoned Homebuyers! 2015

    Tom & Lisa & Georgia

    Chris, after many years at buying & selling our properties you stand out as the warmest most thoughtful professional we have had the good fortune to encounter.

  • Lion's Head 2015

    Sandy

    Chris, I want to thank you for all of your hard work on this sale. You are indeed, a first class, real estate agent. I particularly appreciated your understanding when there were differences of opinion in the family and the thoughtful and professional way that you handled all questions and issues that arose. With best wishes!

  • Dorcas Bay

    Mary

    Sally was very professional, helpful and patient, and provided me with the information and contacts I needed to complete my property purchase very quickly. She was also very personable and friendly to work with. I would highly recommend Sally and Darlene James brokerage as they are very knowledgeable about the area.

  • Tobermory Cottage Sale

    Larry & Carol

    Darlene,Thank you for all your help in selling our cottage in Tobermory. This was not an easy task for you or us, considering the fact that we were living in British Columbia at the time. You & your team were extremely patient, helpful & resourceful in working out all the small details involved in a long distance transaction.Thanks again!

  • Sale of Colpoy's Bay Cottage

    Joseph & Miriam B. Milton ON

    Big shout-out to Darlene and her team! We had decided to list our cottage on Colpoy's Bay. Since it was end of June and past the ideal listing time for this type of property we needed a professional with the necessary experience and a strong support team to produce an effective plan. Darlene provided valuable information and highlighted the importance of the correct combination of Marketing - Advertising - Price Point. After reviewing all the information we signed with Darlene and she immediately put wheels in motion with MLS listing, professional photographs for the marketing material and an open house. Being an enthusiast photographer myself I must say that the images taken by her photographer definitely showed the property at its best! In less than two weeks we had multiple offers to choose from and she closed the deal just a few hundred dollars shy of our asking price. When Darlene said that she would sell our cottage it was not just sales talk - she actually delivered and sooner than expected. The entire process was smooth from beginning to the end, very good experience all around.

  • Sale of My Property

    B.J.Magee

    2015 Recently, I hired Darlene James to sell my home based on her strong sales record and reputation for hard work. Her professionalism and strong ethics gave me the confidence that I could entrust her to do the job well. Backed by an equally professional and hard working team, my house was presented at it's best and in a way that allowed potential buyers to assess it thoroughly prior to viewing in person. Rob Michitsch came to my home and did the photography in an expeditious, considerate manner that was respectful of my home and belongings. Sally Beaton responded competently and proficiently to all concerns and questions and remained unfailingly pleasant. Darlene's thorough knowledge of her client base and their needs meant there were showings even through the worst of the winter. Darlene and her team worked hard for me through until the sale of my home was completed.

  • Sale of My home

    Marilee & Mike

    Lion's Head, Ontario Thank you Darlene for all your effort in selling our home.. Throughout this journey, you helped us get through the process as smoothly as possible. We know it wasn't an easy job, but you really showed us that you cared a lot about us as our agent and even more so as the friend that you have become to us. We are very happy and looking forward to our new adventure full time RVing. You exceeded our expectations in keeping us informed and with the amount of advertising that you do. I was also really impressed to hear that you keep so current by taking courses that keep you on top of the market. Thank you for your professionalism, patience and kindness. We would highly recommend Darlene as an excellent Realtor, including the staff that work for her.

  • Buyer

    ER

    My husband and I saw a property in Lion's Head online the evening before Thanksgiving. We contacted Darlene and she promptly invited us up on Thanksgiving day to go see the property. Darlene not only gave up personal time on a holiday, but she also arranged for us to see multiple comparison properties that day so that we can make an educated decision. She is a well-informed, friendly, and professional realtor. We are very happy with our property, so we have not needed her services again. But when we do, we will certainly contact Darlene again.

  • Tobermory Sale of Cottage

    Sincerely, Ron and Ginger Gillis.

    Hi Darlene, This mail is from two absolutely thrilled clients. Ron and I were first time sellers and you made us feel part of a team. Darlene you were always available and communicated over and above our expectations, we felt like your only clients. We were aware that the agent plays two different roles, we never noticed. As we moved on we felt bonded to the buyer and wished to make their purchase a pleasant one. Darlene it was a positive experience.

  • Sale of Home Lions Head

    Jackie

    After listing our home with another realtor for over a year we decided to change and go with Darlene James. We were told she was the realtor in the area to go to "to get it sold". She is very friendly and hardworking. Always has her clients best interests as her number 1 priority. Our home sold very quickly.

  • Tobermory Sold

    Bob & Deb Langlois

    Tobermory, Ontario I can best summarize my experience in working with Darlene in two words, professionalism and confidence. I have had the opportunity to personally work with a # of different realtors over the years. Before, during and after the experience of working with Darlene, I continue to have the confidence that we handled and executed the selling process to maximize what was important to our family. Darlene's experience and wisdom in dealing with a # of unforeseen issues made all the difference in ensuring the transaction went ahead as planned. It makes all the difference to work with a "professional" realtor and Darlene certainly fits that description to a 'T'.