Braden & Leah, Kitchener
FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS: Krista is a very knowledgeable and positive person to have on your side when looking for a home! We really appreciated her keeping us level headed through the whole process! Our expectations kept changing through the process with the market…but she was always supportive and optimistic in finding us a home!
– Braden & Leah, Kitchener
SELLER: I recently purchased a condominium in Toronto and sold my condo in Waterloo. The Royal LePage Realtor in Toronto recommended Krista Jonker to act as my Realtor in Waterloo. This was based on Krista’s knowledge and reputation as a reliable, successful agent who had experience with sales in my condo building. Our initial meeting went well and I was impressed by her friendly, knowledgeable manner. She went right to work organizing a photographer, creating a virtual tour and giving my condo plenty of publicity! The result was a sale within two days at a price above asking. Throughout the selling stage and follow-up, Krista was always available to answer my questions and guide me through the process. I am grateful to her for making this a positive adventure. Thank-you, Krista!
– Lois W. Waterloo
John and Linda, Waterloo
BUYER & SELLER: We appreciated the time Krista spent with us explaining the legal forms, giving us advice, helping us be realistic, offering help wherever it was needed. Krista earned every penny of her commission. She was there for any advice or help we needed. She was available to us for whatever we needed. She even calmed my husband down and even gave us hugs of reassurance when she left.
– John and Linda, Waterloo
REPEAT SELLER: This is the second time we have had the pleasure having Krista help us with selling my parents home. She is so patient and an absolute pleasure to work with. If your looking to buy/sell you don’t have to look any further. Just give Krista a call…..you will not be disappointed. Thanks again for everything you have done!
– Karen, Waterloo
Jason and Sheena, Waterloo
BUYER & SELLER: Krista is incredibly professional, patient, and kind. We worked with her to buy and sell, and would absolutely work with her again.
I would highly recommend Krista to anyone looking for a honest and hard working agent. She gave great advice, and went above and beyond.
– Jason & Sheena, Waterloo
Shane & Maria, Waterloo
SELLER: You were an absolute blessing right from the start. Your confident and calm demeanor got us moving in the right direction. Your valuable market knowledge, your professionalism, and your willingness to help us out with anything showed us that you were someone we needed in our move. You gave us great advice, you did an amazing job finding buyers for our home, and you did all the legwork to find us a realtor across the country so that we could relocate our family into a perfect home for us.
We are so grateful for your years of experience, your ability to sleuth out details, your respect in the industry, your candor with the job we had ahead of us, and your willingness to go the extra mile as you coached us along every step of the way. Krista, you are a very dedicated professional with a caring heart for your clients and your personal touch was appreciated in so many ways! You are the realtor that every home buyer or seller wants working with them on their next investment or residence. We are so happy to have met you in a professional way, and been blessed with a friendship as we adventured together. Thanks Krista!
– Shane & Maria, Waterloo
BUYER: Krista helped me to purchase a condo as a first time homebuyer. It was great working with her, she clearly explained and guided me through every step of the process. She was never pushy, and always made me feel like I was in control and making informed decisions. Krista also provided very helpful analysis of the market when evaluating listings and making offers. Thanks Krista!
– Daniel, Kitchener
Meghan & Dave, Waterloo
BUYER & SELLER: Krista has been nothing but helpful (& patient!) throughout our 2 year house search. She worked with us to provide countless advice throughout the stressful process of selling our first home and purchase of our second home. She is kind, knowledgeable and responsive to all of our questions throughout the process. We’re hoping to spend at least a few years in our soon-to-be new home, but should the time ever come where we move again, there is no doubt who we will be calling.
– Meghan & Dave, Waterloo
Jeremy & Angie, Kitchener
OUT OF TOWN SELLERS: It was a pleasure to work with Krista during the sale of our home, we found her approach to be professional and creative. She worked diligently to market our home in an effective manner. Krista is very knowledgeable of the market and knows how to appropriately analyze the market for the correct selling strategy and price. She regularly kept us updated and was willing to answer any questions or concerns we had as she guided us through the process. We were faced with a challenging market and Krista overcame the situation successfully. We highly recommend Krista to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
– Jeremy & Angie, Kitchener
Meg & Ping, Waterloo
SELLERS: Both my wife and I have high standard for real estate agent. We want someone we can rely on. I found Krista through Google search and contacted her by email, her response made us feel that she is the one. During the interview her nice, calm and attention to detail personality convinced us to have her as our representative. In the following whole selling process, she continuously showed us how a great agent should work and surprised us with the efforts she put in. We happily sold the house in a difficult market. We all need somebody to lean on for something sometimes in our life. Krista is the one we can lean on for home sale.
– Meg and Ping, Waterloo
Ron & Tricia, Waterloo
SELLERS: We’re very grateful for Krista’s assistance in the sale of our home. Her detailed research of sales of similar homes helped us to price our home just right. And her keen realtor’s eye had us declutter and prepare our condo for showing. Thanks to Krista’s experience, professionalism, and advice, our home sold in days for more than the asking price. We were very happy with Krista and her services, and we’ll recommend her to our friends.
– Ron and Tricia, Waterloo
Harold & Deb, Kitchener
SELLERS: Finding the right real estate agent is not only necessary but essential for buying or selling a home. Our first introduction to Krista demonstrated not only her knowledge of the market, accurate research, and statistics, but more importantly she was a salesperson of integrity. When the negotiations escalated, she handled the moments with professionalism and expertise. This was our fifth home purchase and without a doubt Krista is a five star agent. We most definitely would recommend Krista to be your agent.
– Harold & Deb, Kitchener
BUYER/OUT OF TOWN: Krista’s knowledge, patience and professionalism made buying a home in a new city an easy experience. Her expertise and negotiation skills far exceeded my expectations.
Krista’s calm and friendly demeanour was evident in all interactions with her making me feel very much at ease in asking many questions. I would not hesitate to have Krista help me with future real estate transactions and would highly recommend her to others looking to buy or sell.
Thank you Krista for all your help in making Kitchener my new home!
– Carol, Kitchener
Andrea & Brian
SELLER: It was lovely working with Krista during the selling process. She met with us several times before we were ready to sell, and her measured tone brought calm to what otherwise could have been a roller coaster experience. Professional, courteous, kind…what else could you ask for? Putting a sold sticker on our sign with Krista beside me was a perfect end to a momentous time in our lives.
– Andrea & Brian
Jen & Mark, Breslau
We have used Krista’s services now to buy 3 homes and sell 2. It’s been a pleasure to work with her each time.
– Jen & Mark, Breslau
Michelle & Tim, Waterloo
SELLERS: What a pleasant experience from a knowledgeable and very dedicated professional. Buying or selling a home can be stressful, at best, but Krista made the experience memorable in all the right ways. Her personal touch was appreciated and we found her to be kind and considerate and her working knowledge of the market proved invaluable. She was focused from start to finish and supportive of our needs all along the way. She did everything to keep us grounded and the process enjoyable. Krista is definitely someone you want working with you on this journey. Thanks Krista!
– Michelle & Tim, Waterloo
SELLER: I recently worked with Krista on the sale of my house. Although the thought of selling my house seemed daunting, Krista made the whole process very smooth and easy. She handled absolutely everything. In addition to being professional and efficient, Krista is warm, friendly and has great integrity. Based on my experience, I recommend working with a real estate agent and highly recommend Krista if you will be buying or selling a house.
– Sarah, Kitchener
Kulvinder & Adam
SELLER: When it came time to sell our home, we interviewed a number of prospective agents. After meeting with Krista and discussing the fine details of listing, it was very easy to see why she came so highly recommended from her previous clients. She was an absolute pleasure to work with – not only a very kind person, but extremely savvy and knowledgeable about the entire process. From pricing and staging strategies, to aggressive marketing and beyond, she was a consummate professional. Her knowledge and contacts helped us sell our home in only 3 days, having received multiple offers and a final sale above asking price. We would highly recommend Krista to anyone looking to buy or sell a property. Thanks Krista!
– Kulvinder & Adam
Andy & Cindy, Kitchener
BUY/SELL: Although this wasn’t our first time buying a home, the search for our current home and subsequent decision to buy in South Kitchener was one into which we invested significant thought and time.
Krista made this process seem effortless and enjoyable. Her patience as we looked at many homes throughout the KW Region, her knowledge regarding neighborhoods, and her ability to help us sort through the myriad of homes for sale and pinpoint ones that were a potential “fit” for our family, was invaluable.
After many open houses and viewings, when we found what was to be our new home, her expertise in negotiation and her professional and capable manner in dealing with the listing agents, made the process of buying our new home a pleasure.
We would highly recommend Krista to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Her skilled and competent business ethics, her ability to listen to and understand what her clients are looking for in a new home, and her positive and gracious way of dealing with individuals makes her a joy to work with!
– Andy & Cindy, Kitchener
BUY/SELL: When first entertaining the idea of selling my home, I knew that it would be hugely important to find the right partner and to that end, I wanted to make an informed decision. I did my homework ahead of time being mindful to choose someone with whom I felt a genuine connection, and I could not be more pleased with my choice in Krista. From our very first meeting she impressed me with her professional and authentic manner. Her quiet confidence and genuine love and respect for the work she does is apparent in the time and effort she invested to customize the home buying and selling experience to meet my unique personal preferences. Home buying and selling is tiring and stressful and it can take time to find just the right thing. It is easy to loose sight of original intentions over time, but Krista kept me on the right path. She was accessible and full of good insights and knowledge about real estate in the KW area and when it came to selling my home, her calm and seasoned approach made the entire process flow like clockwork. I am not planning on moving again any time soon, but should need arise, I would absolutely call Krista and I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone looking for a top quality realtor.
Jennifer & Jordan, Kitchener
BUYERS/OUT OF TOWN: We were recommended to Krista by friends of ours as we were moving to the Kitchener Waterloo area from the GTA and wanted to use a realtor with extensive knowledge of the area. We could not be happier with Krista and how well our home purchasing process went, not to mention the additional knowledge and advice she provided us on the sale of our current home as well! As a family with two young children her advice regarding areas, conveniences, schools, and investment potential of properties was incredible; Krista has also been wonderful interacting with our kids throughout the experience. Krista is truly present throughout the entire process, most importantly during the negotiations and presentation of offers. We found out from our seller that she was the reason our offer was accepted over others! Most importantly I feel confident that Krista genuinely cares about our family; she wasn’t just concerned with finding us any home but finding us the RIGHT home. During such a life changing event we feel so lucky to have had Krista to help us from start to finish!
– Jennifer & Jordan, Kitchener
Jeff & Leah
Somaye & Hassan, Cambridge
BUYER/OUT OF TOWN: We were so happy with Krista. We were almost new in Kitchener and had never bought a house before. We didn’t know anything about the process, the areas, or owning a house! The market was so frustrating with almost every house sold with multiple offers. We had had never heard of this type of market before. Our expectations of the type of house we could afford adjusted but in the end Krista helped us get the perfect house for us with so many of the things we were looking for. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you so much for helping us, Krista!
– Somaye & Hassan, Cambridge
Alfredo & Lelis, Waterloo
SELLERS: We were referred to Krista by a friend, who had many nice things to say about her. Having interviewed several agents already, we felt an instant connection with Krista. Her professional and personable demeanour made a great first impression on us.
This was our first time selling a house and Krista did a wonderful job of answering all our questions, explaining the process clearly. After listening carefully and patiently to our concerns, she made great recommendations that were considerate of our limited budget and timeline.
Thanks to her expertise and trustworthy advice, we were able to sell our home in just three days, for the best market value possible. We would gladly recommend her and hire her again without hesitation!
– Alfredo & Lelis, Waterloo
SELLER/DOWNSIZER: Krista, you looked after the details, you were personable and caring, you invited us into your network of problem solvers including Linda, who did the staging for us since the house was not being lived in at the time of sale. Choosing you to work with made our lives simpler during this complicated season of life.
– Reg, Waterloo
Richard & Joyce, Kitchener
SELLERS: When we were looking to sell our home with a real estate agent, a friend from work highly recommended Krista Jonker to us. Right from our first contact with Krista we felt that she was an excellent listener, and had a number of specific strategies for dealing with our issues and concerns. Krista has a gift for staging and we went with most of her suggestions. The photographer she uses to take pictures for the internet was excellent. We were very pleased with the multimedia presentation of our home. Many people came to view our home. She demonstrated her high skill level in negotiating the offer to purchase that we accepted. Our home sold in 8 days. Through all of this time we felt a peace and comfort level in a large measure because of Krista’s timely and excellent communication with us through all stages. We too highly recommend her if you are looking for a top real estate agent with whom to work.
– Richard & Joyce, Kitchener
Ryan & Kylie – Waterloo
BUYER/SELLER: We are so happy that we chose Krista as our real estate agent!
By implementing strategies that are only gained through experience, Krista was able to assist us with securing the exact house that we wanted for the best price in an unpredictable market climate. Her research and knowledge helped to better inform us as to the true value of the home and the offer approach.
Krista was then able to shift gears immediately and help us sell our house at a time where the marketplace was constantly changing. Her staging ideas, pricing method and advertising techniques resulted in our listing generating extensive interest. We accepted an offer for over the asking price after only a few days of bringing our house to market.
Krista’s kind and patient approach helped to calm our nerves in one of the biggest transactions of our life. We strongly recommend Krista Jonker as your Real Estate Agent!
-Ryan & Kylie, Waterloo
Wayne & Sharon
BUY/SELL: Krista is a top notch realtor – we really wouldn’t trust our home with anyone but her. As we wrestled with the decision to move or not Krista gave patient, thoughtful, and sound advice. Krista used her knowledge of our neighbourhood to help us identify others that have a similar sense of community to University Downs, and she allowed us to explore our options without any pressure. We were really excited when we found “the one!” Krista gave solid advice to guide us through the buying process, and we were so pleased to be successful in getting the property we wanted[ — we know other buyers have had disappointments along the way]. We were also so happy to have our home sell very quickly and for well over the asking price. Krista is strategic, thorough, confident, and it always felt like we were her #1 priority. Thanks Krista!
– Wayne & Sharon
Chris & Carter, Waterloo
BUYER/SELLER: Krista was referred to us by friends who had also used her services and highly recommended her expertise. We found her to be friendly, professional, and knowledgeable, and her exceptional negotiation skills proved to be helpful. Her insights were evidence of broad experience, and she assisted us in seeing areas we needed to consider carefully in both the selling and purchasing of a house. Krista’s negotiation skills are exceptional. Her referrals to excellent local contractors and services greatly assisted in helping us through the transition of houses. We would recommend Krista to anyone wanting to sell or purchase a house in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.
– Chris & Carter, Waterloo
Judy, New Hamburg
SELLER/DOWNSIZER: Thank you! Your expertise, quiet strength, encouragement and caring throughout the sales process gave me a feeling of security when I needed it most. I will always think of you as my friend.
– Judy, New Hamburg
Sofya & Igor, Waterloo
BUYERS: Krista, once again we would like to thank you for everything: your professionalism, thoughtfulness, kind attitude and merely for being a wonderful person.
– Sofya & Igor, Waterloo
Fellow Realtor, KW
Thank you Krista! I wish all my offers were this easy and error free! It’s been a pleasure working with you!
– Fellow Realtor, KW
Joanna & Jason, Waterloo
OUT OF TOWN BUYERS: We recently had the pleasure of working with Krista Jonker when buying our new home in Waterloo. We had the additional challenge of making this important decision from half way across the country and within a limited time frame. We contacted Krista based on her excellent reviews and a clear passion for and commitment to what she does. She understood and appreciated our situation immediately and had experience helping people from outside of the region and even outside of Ontario buy a home in Waterloo. She provided lots of guidance and support during the process and across our lengthy distance, corresponding with us on a regular basis, sending us information about various neighbourhoods and detailed listings to help plan our visit. She seamlessly coordinated a day of countless viewings and accommodated us (and our families!) on our weekend-long tour of Waterloo, making herself completely available to us while there. With her help and guidance, we were able to find a home and a neighbourhood that we know we will love and can’t wait to move into. Krista clearly loves to work with people and has a knack for helping them to make this important deicision and transition in life. Thanks to her, this transition has been that much smoother for us. We can’t recommend her enough and sincerely thank her for her efforts.
– Joanna & Jason, Waterloo
SELLER/DOWNSIZER: I want to express my absolute satisfaction with Krista Jonker as she assisted with the transition of my mother from her own home to her retirement residence. Prior to the actual sale of the house, Ms. Jonker was able to come to her home to provide some assessments and information with regard to the sale. This she did with myself and my wife without, at that point, having a commitment to the sale of the property. At that site meeting, Ms. Jonker was courteous and professional and was able to allay many of the concerns that we had. She also provided very good advice upon which to act as we were concluding other affairs of her estate.
Another complicating factor for us was the fact that I am not a Kitchener resident and am the only child of my mother thus creating a geographic divide that had to be looked at as the pending sale was being contemplated. Ms. Jonker provided various and multiple solutions that worked for me.
It was without hesitation that, when the time came, we would list the house with Ms. Jonker. Under a tight timeline (wanting the house to be sold and ownership transferred prior to the winter), Ms. Jonker worked diligently to show the house and to work with various offers that were presented. In each of these cases, we were mindful to keep my mother apprised of the information. Ms. Jonker met multiple times with my mother at her residence and, working with me as well, we were able to sign an offer, get the house inspected, and close the deal on our mutually agreed-upon timelines.
Through the whole process of moving my mother from her previous residence to her new one, Ms. Jonker was nothing but professional and appropriate. She maintained very clear communications with my family and my mother, she was available for calls and any other correspondence, and she provided constructive and intelligent responses to the situations in which we found ourselves as we transacted the sale.
But, most importantly, Ms. Jonker was keenly aware of my elderly mother’s needs and she ensured that there was a dignity to the process and to the way in which she treated my mother that would, without a doubt, have left us very happy at the conclusion of the experience.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Mrs. Jonker as a reliable and professional agent for the needs of your family.
– John, Toronto
Anita and Robin, Kitchener
BUY/SELL: Krista’s work ethic and professionalism in selling our home was of the highest standard. She walked us through every step of not only the selling, but also the buying process. Her personality made her a joy to work with and her knowledge and advice were invaluable in helping us to make the right decisions. We are extremely pleased with the results of the sale of our home. We would highly recommend her for others wishing to sell or buy.
– Anita and Robin, Kitchener
Vanessa and Andrew, Guelph/Kitchener
FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS: As first time home buyers we were looking for someone that could help us easily navigate this process. We did not have referrals to depend on and interviewed a number of realtors. Without a doubt we knew we wanted to work with Krista. She was professional, knowledgeable about the local market and home buying process, and also really friendly and enjoyable to talk to.
While working with Krista she helped us figure out what we actually wanted in a house. She made sure we did not veer off course for a house that was just good enough, and she kept us inspired when things got tough. Dealing with first time home buyers, Krista was helpful in pointing out the pros and cons of a house, mentioning things we wouldn’t have thought about, and really good at educating us on home buying and home ownership throughout the entire process.
What became apparent very quickly was that Krista had our best interests at heart, and that client satisfaction was her highest priority. She was always immediately responsive and very flexible in her availability able to show us properties.
When “the house” eventually came up we found ourselves in a multiple offer situation which was stressful. Krista was amazing; we’re not sure we would have gotten the house without her. Her composure while communicating and negotiating with the seller’s agent was outstanding. She was always polite, but very assertive when needed. We were so happy to have her on our side!
We feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Krista. We love the house we bought and hope to be there for a long time, but if ever we needed to buy or sell we wouldn’t think of doing it without Krista’s help.
– Vanessa and Andrew, Guelph/Kitchener
Ellen, Dave and Evelyn
1st TIME BUYERS-OUT OF TOWN: We want to thank you for going above and beyond in helping us purchase our first home. We couldn’t have asked for a better real estate agent! Being from out of town, we really appreciated the time you took to help us get to know the Waterloo area and find a home in a perfect family friendly area. We were also so thankful for all your help walking us through the home buying process and all the questions we had. You were very patient and understanding in taking the time to help us with our first big purchase. We were so thankful for all your suggestions and referrals to others who could help us with projects around the house. We look forward to working with you for any future real estate needs we may have. Thank you again, we can’t wait to move into our first family home and we couldn’t have done it without all your hard work!
– Ellen, Dave and Evelyn
SELLER & BUYER: Great support and encouragement throughout the entire buying and selling process. You gave it to us straight so that we would get the most for our house and you guided us through a smooth buying experience. The write up for the listing of our house was thoughtful and made us even want to buy it 🙂 If you want a realtor who knows the market, is an expert negotiator, and amazing communication throughout the process, then Krista is who you want! We are thrilled with our home and we have Krista to thank for it. We still don’t know how we managed to get it for the price we did 🙂
SELLER: I was fortunate to ask someone if they knew a good real estate agent, and was referred to Krista – luckiest day ever! Krista is a consummate professional who is efficient, knowledgeable and diligent. Her kind, personable manner puts you at ease during a stressful time and the result was precisely what was anticipated. I have no hesitation in recommending Krista for a positive real estate experience. Kudos to the entire team who assisted tremendously in the initial stages of the listing.
Angela and Brian Bayne
BUYER/SELLER: Krista is a consummate professional. Her attention to detail and level of personal commitment with her time was greatly appreciated. She always demonstrated a great deal of knowledge in her field and it was always a pleasure to view homes with her.
Krista not only helped us find our perfect home, but by following her expert advice, our current home sold very quickly and we couldn’t be more pleased with the amazing results.
There was a high level of communication at every step of the process and this definitely helped with the stress factor!
We highly recommend Krista if you are looking to buy or sell a home.
Thank you Krista for helping find our dream home!
– Angela and Brian Bayne
SELLER: Thank you so very much for all of your help, guidance and support to make the process of selling my house efficient and fast Krista! Thank you for helping me to maximize my sale price of my Waterloo home by identifying what needs to be fixed to make the house presentable, timing the listing of the house just right, setting an appropriate sale price. Thank you for all the hard work with scheduling viewings and open houses, and reviewing offers and proposing counter offers. You did so much great work and you are worth every penny!
Sean and Tanya Morrison
BUYER & SELLER: Krista is a true professional! She helped us every step of the way and made the process of buying and selling feel easy. We would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in Waterloo.
– Sean and Tanya Morrison
Janine & Brandon Jorritsma
1st TIME BUYER: A couple of families from our church community were quick to mention Krista to us when I reached out to them asking if they had any realtor recommendations. Looking for our first house in a new city and in a competitive market, we knew we needed someone knowledgeable. Krista is not only extremely knowledgeable, she is professional, organized, and friendly. As first time buyers, we were in a vulnerable position. Krista was transparent and extremely patient. She explained the process thoroughly and made sure we did not make any decisions we were not prepared to make. In all of her interactions – with us, with our children, with the sellers, etc. Krista was very friendly/approachable. She has a good rapport and is respected within the community. If you go with Krista, you will not be disappointed. You will be thankful, and you will be blessed.
– Janine & Brandon Jorritsma
Brian & Rebecca
BUYERS: Krista, you deserve an A+ for all the guidance and support you gave us during our home search. You were amazing to work with and we are so excited to move into our new home! We knew going into our home search that we had big dreams and we were unsure if we would be able to achieve them, but we did, and we couldn’t have done it without you Krista! Thank you for helping us get our dream home!
To all your prospective clients: we highly recommend Krista to anyone looking for a real estate agent. Krista is truly a class act and we can’t thank her enough for all the support she gave us during our home buying process. She went to every home showing with us, was very knowledgeable and informed to answer the many questions we had, and she provided her own insightful opinions to help guide our judgment in selecting the best home for our needs. She pointed out things about homes that we wouldn’t have noticed and was a great mentor to us as we searched for our first home. Krista advocated for us to the sellers during the offer process which we can’t thank her enough for! If you’re looking for a realtor, Krista should be your #1 choice!
-Brian & Rebecca
Jacqueline & Matt
BUYERS: Krista, thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for helping us to find our dream home! Working with you has truly been an amazing experience. You took the time to get to who we are and what we were looking for in order for us to be successful in finding the perfect home for us. As first-time home buyers, it was an incredible journey and your guidance was invaluable in teaching us what to look for in order to be sure we made the best decision.
We absolutely recommend Krista to anyone who is looking for a real estate agent. She was so kind during the long process of home searching and her knowledge made the process so much easier. She was always willing to accompany us to showings and always made time to help us with our questions amidst her busy schedule. We appreciate all of the time Krista put in to working with us to find our first home! Krista is absolutely our first choice for a realtor, and she should definitely be yours as well! You will not be disappointed!”
– Jacqueline & Matt
Eve & Jake
FIRST-TIME BUYERS IN CANADA: It’s a pleasure to write this testimony to thank you (me and my wife) for all your hard work getting our first property here in Canada. You went above and beyond. We would certainly recommend your services to anyone that is interested in buying (or selling) a home esp. for the first time buyer like us. Again, in your case you are an exemplary Realtor. God bless and thank you Krista.
– Eve & Jake
SELLERS: A HUGE thank you to Krista for assisting me in selling my parents’ home. I am so thankful for Krista’s professional, thoughtful, kind, friendly and honest assistance during this process. I would highly recommend Krista to anyone needing an agent to buy or sell. In our church and school community, I know more than 15 people in the real estate business. I chose Krista and I’m so glad that I did.
– Mary-Joyce, Kitchener
Katherine & Matt
BUYERS: Buying your first home can be overwhelming but Krista made this experience easy and comfortable. She introduced us to different neighbourhoods and explored what we were looking for to narrow down areas and homes that would be the best fit for us. She took us through homes and showed us things we wouldn’t have noticed to help us make informed decisions. Once we found our home, she was diligent in making sure our offer was fair and ensuring we understood everything we were signing. She advocated for us to ensure we had the best chance at offer acceptance. From that point up until closing she was there every step through inspection, ensuring repairs were made and doing our final walk through. Now we have our first home and couldn’t be more excited to move in. We can’t imagine getting through this process with such ease without Krista. We hope this is our home for many years to come but when the time comes to move Krista will be our first call.
– Katherine & Matt
SELLER/LANDLORD: Krista recently helped me sell my house in Waterloo after my tenants moved out. The house was a bit of a mess and needed a little work before going on the market. Krista provided reasonable/affordable suggestions to help us get the house ready. She was also friendly and answered all my questions (and I had a lot!) in a timely-manner. I am very grateful to Krista for helping us sell our house and guiding us through the process. Thanks Krista!
– Alicia, Elmira/Waterloo
Harry & Kerri, Roseville/Ayr
BUYER/SELLER: We were friends and acquaintances with Krista prior to enlisting her services to work with us in selling our house and buying a new home. She met with us prior to beginning the search and was very thorough in her recommendations, advice, and market knowledge. We went through many options over the 2 years of searching and we never once felt pressured to “just get something done” or to list our house until we were ready. She always had a good sense of when the options we were looking at were right for us……or not a good fit. Finally, everything just fell into place at the right time and we couldn’t be happier. We are sure this is not just by chance. Thanks Krista for your exceptional patience, professional guidance, and market expertise in navigating these last 2 years!
– Harry & Kerri, Roseville/Ayr
Tricia & Jeoff, Waterloo
BUYERS: We are so appreciative of Krista and all the help she has given us as we found our home. She is very professional, quick to make appointments, punctual, and knowledgeable about the current market. Krista listened to what we wanted and didn’t try and sell us anything else. We appreciated her honesty and authenticity. We would highly recommend Krista to anyone in a heartbeat.
– Tricia & Jeoff, Waterloo
BUYER: Krista’s fast thinking and strategy enabled me to get the house I wanted, despite a competitive multiple offer scenario. Krista’s guidance and assistance enabled me to find the right neighborhood when moving to the Region of Waterloo for the first time.
– Jordan, Kitchener
Zach & Lynette, Waterloo
FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS: My wife and I just purchased our first home with Krista, and what a great experience! With this being our first house we were not familiar with the process, but Krista was there to answer all our questions and give us peace of mind on our purchase. Krista was quick to respond and always willing to lend an ear on any ideas we had. Krista always provided great advice and worked hard to get a price we were comfortable with. Great work Krista!
– Zach & Lynette, Waterloo
ESTATE SALE: When it came time to sell my late mother’s house my niece recommended Krista who had helped her buy her home. My niece said she was really good and I would like her. I was nervous because I didn’t know what to expect and my parents had owned the home for 59 years. Krista was very knowledgeable, friendly, kind and very helpful. I felt very comfortable with her from the moment I met her. She guided me on how to present the house, always kept me updated, was available for questions and most helpful when we received an offer. She walked us through the whole process with such kindness and patience.
The house went up for sale on the Friday and we had a conditional offer on the Sunday and the sold sign went up on the following Monday. Krista exceeded my expectations.
Krista: Thank you for your dedication and your caring nature. You have been a pleasure to work with. You have made this experience much easier.
– Connie, Kitchener
FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER: I should have given you a hug for all the awesome work you have done for me! Thank you for everything from showing me the ropes to getting 10k off my house. You are an excellent Realtor© and even better person! I will be sure to call you again in the future when I want to buy my next house.
– Greg, Waterloo
Amanda & Bryan, Kitchener
First Time Home Buyers: As my husband and I began the process of searching for and buying our first home, Krista came highly recommended from a dear friend. Krista was described to us as a realtor who “was an expert at her job while also making you feel like you were working with a very good friend.” And Krista lived up to that description!
Without Krista’s expert help and wise advice, we would not have found our lovely home. As first time home buyers, we needed a lot of help! We deeply appreciated her patience and clarifying questions. Throughout the entire process from our first meeting to the closing date, we felt confident and informed and in control.
We heartily recommend Krista to anyone looking to purchase a home…especially fellow first time buyers!
Thank you, Krista!
– Amanda & Bryan, Kitchener
Martina & Jason, Kitchener
FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER: Krista Jonker was very accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. Even when she was on vacation she made sure we were covered by other realtors. Krista and her team members were very helpful, prompt and a joy to work with. Krista was able to narrow our options by listening and processing what we told her we would like. It was refreshing to know someone was looking out for our best interests. Krista offered many helpful observations and suggestions, which we appreciated as it proved to us time and again her commitment to our goals and desires. It was a pleasure to work with Krista as she is hardworking, personable, and accommodating. Krista took the time to gain our trust and make sure we were comfortable with our decisions. As this is our first home there were a lot of questions and some anxiety but that was put to rest as we went through the process with Krista. Through her commitment and loyalty she has gained our trust and we will be returning the next time we need a real estate agent. It is wonderful to find people with character who can support you through life’s changes and we definitely found one in Krista.
– Martina & Jason, Kitchener
SELLER: Thank you for the time, effort, and patience in the selling of my house. When I think of the work you did four Cs come to mind: care, communication, competence and compassion.
It took a while for my house to sell but your professionalism and thoroughness were most impressive. You took an interest in my situation (care), you kept me constantly in informed (communication), I was well informed each step of the way with accurate information (competence), and you understood what I was going through as I went through the difficult change of changing houses (compassion).
I have no problem recommending you to any of my friends and acquaintances when it comes to selling a home.
Thank you for everything you did to walk me through the process of selling my house.
– Hugo, Kitchener
FELLOW REALTOR: It was an absolute pleasure to put together a deal with you. I admire your professionalism and work ethic – you are an exceptional Realtor
Megan & Tim, Waterloo
FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS: We had a wonderful experience buying our first home with Krista! As first time buyers we had a lot of questions and Krista was able to answer them all and give us lots of pointers and things to watch for along the way. She was very patient with us as we figured out exactly what we were looking for in a house. When we finally found the one we wanted we had a couple questions after inspection, and Krista was able to set us up with a structural specialist for an extra inspection to put our minds at ease! Our negotiations went smoothly and we got a price we were very happy with! She even helped with picking out our paint colours J We both felt very at ease working with Krista, she provided guidance without pushing us in any one direction and was very flexible. She’s got a great sense of humour too, which made the whole process very enjoyable. We would recommend working with Krista to anyone we know looking to buy or sell a home!
– Megan & Tim, Waterloo
Jen & Mark, Kitchener
BUY/SELL/REPEAT CLIENTS: Krista has been a close friend for many years. Some may choose to not mix ‘business with pleasure’ but we knew when it came time to sell our home and buy a new one, we could count on Krista to assist us in a very professional manner. It was important to us that we had an agent who was able to be open and honest with us and most importantly someone that we could trust. We have purchased our last two homes with Krista and for the first time had her list our home for resale.
We were extremely grateful to have Krista represent us. She’s a hard worker. Having that personal connection, along with her being a great listener and the fact that she possesses amazing communication skills, she was able to negotiate on our behalf and know exactly what we wanted.
She endured our constant emails and questions in a friendly / timely manner. When we had a couple hiccups, Krista was able to utilize her resources and attend to the issue immediately to get us back on track. Thanks so much Krista for helping to make our whole moving process run a lot smoother.
– Jen & Mark, Kitchener
Steve & Ruth, Kitchener
BUYER/OUT OF TOWN: Krista has been a family friend for many years, so when my husband and I found out we were moving to the KW area we didn’t hesitate to ask her to help us find a house.
We gave her our top priorities, she put together a list of houses, and we spent a day looking. Nothing we saw was quite right, but Krista knew of a home that wasn’t yet on the market and was potentially a good fit.
She put in a phone call, got us an appointment for late in the afternoon, and the rest is history. (We bought the house 🙂
We have appreciated Krista’s help through this process: from negotiating an offer price, to attending the home inspection (on a crummy winter’s day), to doing a final walk-through for us at closing while we were out of the country.
Although our home-buying process wasn’t lengthy, we were impressed with Krista’s knowledge of the area and with her professionalism. I would happily recommend Krista to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in the KW area.
– Steve & Ruth, Kitchener
Jamie & Anita, Waterloo
FIRST TIME BUYERS: “My husband and I bought our first house about a week ago. We are very excited and have enjoyed the process. Krista Jonker was a great source of information and guidance as we went through the experience as first time home buyers. We met with Krista in June of 2012, and she patiently answered our many interview questions. As first time home buyers we wanted to do everything right and wanted to be sure we had the right person to guide us through the big decisions that are involved with making a large purchase. At our request Krista gave us names of people who she had worked with in the past. We contacted the references and heard nothing but good things from her past clients so we decided to go ahead and hire Krista.
Krista is a realtor who acts very professionally but is also personable and friendly. She answers emails and calls very promptly. Krista has a sense of humour and tries to keep the atmosphere light even though there are some big decisions to be made. She is flexible and worked with our limited schedules to try and allow both of us to be at the viewings.
Krista Jonker is extremely patient. The process of buying our first house took 9 months and Krista was very supportive and patient with us as we went through many house viewings to find the right fit. Krista helped us define the criteria we were looking for in a house and helped us to learn about the different neighbourhoods in K-W. Never did we feel pressured to go forward with putting an offer in on a house that we weren’t satisfied with.
As two individuals in the teaching profession, Jamie and I were very happy with Krista’s philosophy to ensure that her clients are equipped with all of the tools they need so that they will be informed buyers. She took every opportunity to teach us about buying a house, answering our questions as we went along.
Krista is trustworthy, hard working and patient. We would recommend her to those looking to purchase or sell a home in Kitchener-Waterloo.
– Jamie & Anita, Waterloo
Darryl and Gina, Kitchener
OUT OF TOWN BUYERS: Krista has to be the most patient person on the earth. She endured us changing our minds several times was always ready to show more houses if and when needed. Through all the searching, she was never shy to ask the tough questions if she felt she knew it was not the house we were really looking for. She saved us from getting a house we knew we didn’t want but were willing to settle for. We now have a house the whole family loves. Krista has a great skill set of patience, friendliness, knowledge and professionalism which is why we would never hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
– Darryl and Gina, Kitchener
Even a FUTURE CLIENT:I have never worked with you in this selling/buying process, Krista, but I know people who have and share the same sentiment. If I ever sell and buy you will be my agent, no question.
– Pam, Kitchener
Tim & Patti, Waterloo
BUYERS/SELLERS: Krista Jonker was a very professional but personal agent to work with from the beginning to the end of our selling and buying experience. She was very clear with the whole process of delivering an offer, to the paperwork and details that needed to be looked at when a deal had been made, and was always prompt with answers to the many questions (and there were many) that we had along the way. Her personality and pleasant manner made it easy to talk and develop a rapport with her over our many meetings and emails. Krista has made this buying and selling experience a very positive experience, and we would recommend her to any friends or family that were looking to sell or buy.
– Tim & Patti, Waterloo
BUYER/SELLER: I am so grateful for Krista’s guidance throughout the buying and selling process. Right from the very beginning she was a very attentive listener and quickly caught the vision for what I was looking for. She was diligent about doing her homework, keeping me in the loop and she constantly had my best interests in mind. I so valued her honest opinion and her refusal to let me settle for something less than what I was in search of. Krista is patient, positive and approaches all parts of the process with integrity. Her efficient communication and dedication to working on my behalf made the process so much more enjoyable. She is the type of agent every buyer and seller is happy to work with, which is invaluable in the business. I would highly recommend Krista as a trustworthy, hard working, conscientious, personable and effective agent. She was instrumental in making both the buying and selling of my house a positive experience.
– Sue, Waterloo
Olwen & Shane, Kitchener
BUYERS FROM OUT OF TOWN: We are so glad we had Krista in our corner!
My husband and I met her at the first open house we went to, and a few weeks later (after meeting many Realtors at other open houses) we contacted her to help us find a home in Kitchener/Waterloo. She took the time to get to know us, and understand what we were looking for and we kept her on her toes as our requirements kept changing! We quickly trusted her, and relied on her knowledge of K/W to help us narrow down our search to areas we would be happy living in.
We appreciated the fact that Krista would not let us settle on buying just anything — if it didn’t feel like home, she wanted us to keep looking. Even when we thought we had found “the one”, she asked us all the right/tough questions to help us think about everything in order to be sure. Long story short, these questions were what stopped us from making some not so great decisions in our home-buying journey, and ultimately led us to our beautiful new home!
We would instantly recommend Krista to anyone looking for a fantastic Realtor.
– Olwen & Shane, Kitchener
Trevor & Julie, Waterloo
BUYERS/SELLERS: Krista brought her experienced and critical eye to help us consider how each house we looked at fit our criteria and dreams. Krista approaches each stage in the process with unflinching professionalism which meant that even the most critical decisions were stress-free. To top things off, a great sense of humour made our home purchase and sale much more enjoyable than they might have otherwise been.
– Trevor & Julie, Waterloo
FIRST TIME BUYER: Krista Jonker helped me purchase my first home during the winter of 2012.
From our first meeting to our last interaction concerning the purchase of my new home, Krista maintained a professional and friendly manner, demonstrating expertise for a variety of subjects. In every encounter we had, in person or via email, Krista was prompt and thorough, often giving me the impression that I was her only client (but I knew I wasn’t!).
As a young, first-time home buyer, there are a lot of details to consider when purchasing your first home. Krista explained (and re-explained!) all of these in an easy to understand way, and provided the assurance I needed to make a competent decision.
When viewing properties she explain the pros and cons of specific features of a home, and demonstrated considerable knowledge about a variety of matters that would typically come up during a home inspection. Krista has an eye for good properties and can effectively point out what problems would be major or minor for repairs.
The purchase of my new home was fast and involved a situation where I had to ‘compete’ with other offers. Through the entire situation, Krista maintained calm professionalism and still was able to explain what was happening and why. Upon completion of the offer, Krista attended the entire home inspection, as eager to learn about my home as I was. Now that the purchase is complete and I await my moving day, she maintains contact, offering advice and opinions whenever asked.
Buying a home has the potential to be stressful, but working with Krista Jonker makes it a pleasurable experience. I wholeheartedly recommend her as a real estate agent!
– Shannon, Kitchener
Donna, Oakville Realtor
FELLOW REALTOR: I first spoke to Krista when I showed a home in Uptown Waterloo to my son son and daughter-in-law several months ago. Krista was the listing Realtor. Since there were already three offers on the home, my son and daughter-in-law decided against making an offer. As I was not a member of the Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate Board, Krista very kindly offered to set us up to receive automatic notification of new listings. Several months later Krista listed their home and they were thrilled to receive an offer in 24 hours! Not surprising in the busy Waterloo real estate market except that they lived on a busy street and there were four other homes for sale within two blocks that had been for sale for some time. As a fellow Realtor, I was impressed by Krista’s honesty, pleasant manner, attention to detail and great follow up! Thanks Krista!
– Donna, Oakville Realtor
Jeff & Tracy, Kitchener
BUYER/SELLER: When Tracy and I decided to get serious about selling our house, we initially set ourselves to finding a real estate agent that we felt was a good negotiator, knowledgeable and above all – was someone we could really trust.After we met and spoke with Krista Jonker, we felt we had found a representative with the personal qualities and professional qualifications we were looking for in an agent. Indeed, we were not disappointed, but rather our expectations were far exceeded.Krista did an excellent job listening and discerning our ‘needs’ and ‘wants’ regarding a new house. We truly felt she gave us sound advice and steered us away from several pitfalls or potential mistakes along the way. She was very thorough with her research, giving us solid market evaluations both for our purchase and sale. Also, we found that she paid great attention to detail with all the paperwork and did a great job negotiating on our behalf.We really can’t say enough when it comes to how happy we were with the service that we received from Krista. If you are looking for help with real estate matters and want someone who is trustworthy with a true heart to serve others, then we would highly recommend Krista Jonker
– Jeff & Tracy, Kitchener
SELLER: It was truly a wonderful experience. Krista combines the correct amount of knowledge of the market and vision of your home to attract the correct purchaser in the quickest amount of time. Krista brings with her both the intelligence and diplomacy needed to get a deal closed.
– Karen, Waterloo
Cindy & Rob, Stittsville to Kitchener
OUT OF TOWN BUYERS: When we decided to relocate from Ottawa to Kitchener-Waterloo, we asked our selling agent to refer us to a high-calibre agent in the KW area. After doing some research, she introduced us to Krista. Even though we were still preparing our home in Ottawa for market, Krista made a point of communicating frequently with us, and met with my husband to understand what type of home we were looking for. Krista set us up with an MLS alert and was very responsive (and patient!) as we changed our minds over and over about our requirements. When we travelled to KW on a house-buying trip, Krista had all the bases covered for us, right down to ensuring our kids were entertained while we were out viewing homes. Krista sourced a wide range of properties for us to view and, as we were unfamiliar with the area, provided us with candid advice on various neighbourhoods, locations, schools and amenities. Once we found the right property for us, Krista worked quickly and under difficult circumstances to ensure that our offer was accepted. She helped us organize a home inspection and kept on top of all the details. We are now waiting for our closing date to move in, and Krista is continuing to offer support to help make our move a successful one. Working with Krista was a very pleasant and positive experience. She is always friendly, receptive, responsive and ready to help. We highly recommend her to anyone relocating to the KW area.
– Cindy & Rob, Stittsville to Kitchener
Medardo and Stephanie, Kitchener
SELLERS: Krista was wonderful to work with, every step of the way. Her friendly yet businesslike demeanor made us feel confident that we chose the right realtor to sell our home. Krista worked with us to price our home fairly, stage our home, and negotiate our sale with amazing professionalism. Because of her attention to detail and expertise in the field, our home sold firm in just 3 weeks. Krista was fabulous, and I will be recommending her to my family and friends who need a realtor in the future!
– Medardo and Stephanie, Kitchener
David and Leslie, Waterloo
SELLERS: It was a pleasure working with you to sell our home. Your approach ensured an excellent profit while minimizing the stress on our young children. Your ability to listen and provide quick responses helped smooth any wrinkles in the transaction and helped make it possible for us to close the door of our first house.
– David and Leslie, Waterloo
NEW HOME, FIRST TIME HOME-BUYER: In the short time we’ve worked together, Krista, it has been a real pleasure! You were always very friendly and helpful and never made me feel like I was an interruption to your day. I plan to stay in my new home for many years, but when it does come time to sell, I will be sure to give you a call. I have already told several people if they need a real estate agent who really takes their best interest at heart, to give you a call.
– Andrea, Kitchener
Tiffany and Herb, Waterloo
FIRST TIME BUYERS: We just purchased our first home and working with Krista was such a pleasure. We decided to purchase our house with Krista based on a co-worker’s glowing referral and we were not disappointed. As first time home buyers we were a bit nervous and it was so important to us that we felt comfortable with our agent. Krista was able to put us at ease. She walked us through each of the steps, explained everything along the way, and cheerfully answered all of our questions (and we had a lot!). Her professionalism was greatly appreciated and one of the things we appreciated most about her was her commitment to always being honest and open with her comments and whenever she was answering our questions. We saw a number of houses and we never felt pressured to buy a house that wouldn’t feel like our home. Krista is great at answering e-mails promptly and has been excellent at providing us with sources and advice for any questions we have (whether it’s lawyers, flooring, or furniture she takes the time to research our questions and does her best to find us an answer). Thanks for all your help Krista!!
– Tiffany and Herb, Waterloo
Comment from Online Survey
OUT OF TOWN BUYERS: Krista couldn’t do enough for us. She was friendly, professional and so very helpful to my wife and I, who were first time buyers in Canada.
– Comment from Online Survey
Comment from Online Survey
BUYER/SELLER: Krista truly cared about finding us the right home. Based on the criteria we gave her she steered us away from some homes that she knew would not be the right fit. My husband and I appreciated her honesty and integrity, in both the purchase of our new home and the sale of our current one.
– Comment from Online Survey
Cathy and Ross, Waterloo
BUYER/SELLER: We first met Krista at an Open House over a year ago while looking for a condo. Although she offered to work with us, we were reluctant based on previous experiences with several other agents. After a short discussion during which she explained how she works, we agreed. In her quiet self-confident manner she assured us she could and would meet our needs. It was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.During or search for the “perfect” condo, Krista always answered emails promptly and always made sure we were informed of new listings in a timely manner. She showed us each and every condo we requested to view, always greeting us with a warm smile and a cheerful hello. She was so gracious that we were never made to feel that we were inconveniencing her in any way. She told us it was a pleasure to show us anything we wanted to see.When viewing listings her keen eye would often spot details that we hadn’t noticed. She would draw these to our attention sow we could consider future implications. She always had all the angles covered.We quickly became accustomed to her professionalism, and although we decided not to purchase a property at this point, we knew that she was the one we wanted to list my parents’ house. Both (my husband) and I had complete confidence that if she couldn’t get the job done, nobody could. How right we were!When faced with the task of pricing this house, Krista was in a difficult position because of the lack of real comparables. We sincerely appreciated the fact that she sought your opinion and invited you to view the house. Yet another example of how she goes the extra mile to do the best job possible for her clients.Throughout the whole process she has kept us well informed and has consistently looked out for our best interests. Her kind, patient, and calm manner helped keep us focused through what could have been a very stressful process. I should also mention how much we both appreciated her gentle sense of humour. What an asset!We had high expectations of Krista when we began working with her. I can’t begin to tell you how much she exceeded them. It was certainly a great pleasure getting to know her. Your company is indeed extremely fortunate to have her.
– Cathy and Ross, Waterloo
Doug and Alison, Scotland to Kitchener
OUT OF TOWN BUYER: Thank you, Krista, for making our house buying experience an enjoyable and stress-free one. Your preparation and attention to detail both when viewing houses and when helping to draw up and negotiate an offer could not be bettered. As newcomers, and first time buyers, in Canada we really appreciated having an agent who was so patient and thorough in leading us through all the requirements for buying a house over here. Added to that we have found a new friend here!
– Doug and Alison, Scotland to Kitchener
Jason and Sandra, Kitchener
BUYER/SELLER: We would like to thank you for all your help on helping us look for our new home. Thanks also for helping us sell our home, you knew everything “right” to tell use to get it ready!!! Thanks for taking the time away from your family to help ours. You took a lot of extra steps for us. Whenever we needed something or we were just getting frustrated, you were there. You will be the first person we tell about if anyone says they are looking for a home. You’re the best, Thanks!
– Jason and Sandra, Kitchener
Dave and Amy, Waterloo
BUYER/SELLER: We have been very happy with how everything turned out. Overall, the process of buying and selling went very smoothly due in large part to your hard work, dedication, work ethic and knowledge. You always had an answer to all our questions, were friendly and fun too! We have nothing but good things to say about you and how you conducted yourself. I’d like to say we’d use you again but I’m hoping to never have to move! With that being said, we would definitely recommend you to our friends and family and of course, if for some reason we decide to move again you’ll be the person we call. We love the new house and really feel like it is home.
– Dave and Amy, Waterloo
Quientin and Verlisa, Waterloo
BUYER/SELLER: We appreciated Krista’s dedicated help and perseverance during the process of buying our new home and selling our old one. She took the time to understand our needs and our buying and selling personalities. She consistently provided us with the facts we needed along with her professional assessments of the properties and let us do the evaluating and choosing for ourselves. She graciously accepted our decisions and never pressured us to make any decisions that we did not want to. We recommend Krista’s help to anyone in search of an honest representative who values integrity.
– Quientin and Verlisa, Waterloo
Don and Paula, London with property in Kitchener
ESTATE SALE SELLER: Your comments and professional advice were extremely important in achieving the best price possible for the house. We felt very comfortable working with you and you were sensitive to our needs. We were extremely impressed with your honesty and energy and your willingness to go the extra mile. If you didn’t have the information you made sure that you researched it and got the necessary information. Thanks for all of the decorating and renovating information you gave us. It was really beneficial in making the house outstanding for sale in the market. We would certainly recommend you to anyone who wanted to list their house or property with you. Thanks so much for you help.
– Don and Paula, London with property in Kitchener
Heather and Roland, Waterloo
FIRST TIME BUYER: Krista, how can we thank you enough? What a fortunate accident it was that we met you at that Open House. We couldn’t be more thrilled that you found us our first home. We had so much fun in the process. As first-time buyers you provided great advice and knowledge and made the adventure so much less intimidating. We will never forget your help on this very big event in our lives.
– Heather and Roland, Waterloo
Brian and Stephanie, Waterloo
BUYER/SELLER with QUICK SALE: It was a real pleasure having Krista as our real estate agent for the sale of our home and the purchase of a new home. She was professional, knowledgeable, and was very attentive to all aspect of both transactions. With her suggestions and guidance we were able to sell our house in only 5 days! We were very pleased with her easy going and friendly demeanour, work ethic, and her commitment to our real estate needs.
– Brian and Stephanie, Waterloo
Jay and Heather, USA to Waterloo
OUT OF TOWN BUYERS: May 2010. We need to move to Waterloo within a couple of months. We have a 2-year old son and a weeks-old daughter. We are moving from West Virginia, and we have one weekend to make a trip to the area to find a home. We have very specific ideas about what kind of house we want and the neighbourhood we want to live in. In a very hot market, the houses available all seem out of our price range. Most homes are selling at over asking price, and within days of listing. We meet Krista almost by accident, and she offers to work with us.
For a solid month Krista stays in close contact with us by phone and email, providing excellent advice on the Waterloo market, and even helping us think through the listing, marketing, and selling of our home in West Virginia. While we are still in another country, she also personally visits dozens of homes for us and gives us feedback. She knows how busy our lives are. We never have to ask for anything – she is on top of it.
We sell our house at way under our asking price. The Waterloo market is exploding, and it is looking pretty unlikely that we will find a house. We set aside two days to travel to the area. Krista sets up 8 viewings, having pared the list down herself by visiting homes ahead of time and ruling out houses that aren’t going to work. We can trust her completely, because she has really taken the time to understand who we are and what we want.
When we tour homes with her, she pays close attention to all of the important details, and has a lot of knowledge about electrical, plumbing, foundation, insulation, and other issues, with an added sense of some key problem areas in the homes in our region and of a particular age. She also knows the cost and difficulty of specific repairs, giving us a real sense of the value of a home. When there is a questions she can’t answer, she finds the answer for us right away by making a few calls.
Still, we aren’t finding anything.
After viewing 8 homes, we are exhausted. The toddler and the baby have had a long day, and so have we. We are a bit discouraged. We decide to take a break for coffee. Instead of taking a break, though, Krista heads back to her office and starts working the phone and the internet. She finds a house that hasn’t been officially listed yet. It is in our desired neighbourhood – the best part of that neighbourhood – and in our price range. Somehow, she gets us into the house for a viewing. We love it!
Because Krista is so motivated, connected, and persistent, we get the house without going over asking price – a small miracle. Her “pitching” of our offer is creative, honest, and persuasive. Krista handles all of the negotiations skillfully, professionally, and with grace.
Krista even actively helps with our arrangements for insurance, lawyers, and banking. She follows through on the small details of our contract to make sure the sellers complete their end of the deal. She makes everything easier than it should be, and always emails or calls us (and others) back within an hour. When a key document needs to be faxed or delivered, she always gets it where it needs to be, on time. Within a month, we are moving into our new home.
We can’t imagine working with anyone better than Krista; nor can we imagine having found a home if we had not worked with her. We will recommend her to everyone we know. Krista is a wonderful person and a terrific real estate agent.
– Jay and Heather, USA to Waterloo
BC, Fellow Realtor
FELLOW REALTOR: Thanks for everything, Krista. It’s always so refreshing to work with someone as professional and pleasant as yourself. I look forward to working with you again!
– BC, Fellow Realtor
Tim and Ivana, Paris to Kitchener
OUT OF TOWN BUYERS: We loved working with Krista. She was always prompt at getting back to us, no matter how busy, and tried to book showings the next day. Her best quality is her emotional intelligence: she listens well and responds to what we as clients need and hope for; it felt like I was looking for homes with a great, long-time friend. We would strongly recommend working with Krista to any family considering buying a home.
– Tim and Ivana, Paris to Kitchener
Douglas and Heather, Waterloo
EXPERIENCED BUYERS: Krista’s pleasant attitude and professional approach makes it easy to work with her. She provided real benefit to us, from offering another set of eyes during our inspection, to explaining contract clause language, to even initiating research on some issues that she knew would impact our transaction. We highly recommend Krista.
– Douglas and Heather, Waterloo
Megan and Steven, Waterloo
BUYER/SELLER: We can’t tell you how HAPPY we are about the results of our buying and selling adventures with you! Thank you for making it so easy and for your honesty and integrity throughout the whole process. We are SO IMPRESSED! We’ll be sure to recommend you every chance we get!
– Megan and Steven, Waterloo
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