"After 30 years of living at the same address we had decided this summer that it was time to downsize and make a move. Our neighbors had just recently sold their house and they recommended we contact Jason Pilon as we really had no idea how to start the process.
We had already identified a condominium that interested us so we tasked Jason's organization with two objectives: a)selling our house within a reasonable time and for an acceptable price, b helping facilitate the purchase of the condo.
From our first interview with Jason it was evident that he and his team were excited about and committed to the goals we had established. Within a matter of days we had met with agent assigned to our sale and the other agent assigned to help with our purchase. A company was tasked with helping us stage our property, photos/video's were shot and a full scale marketing campaign was initiated. Throughout the process the agents were very helpful,supportive and understanding of our sense of being in "uncharted territory" for having been out of the real estate market for over thirty years.
Our first "Open House" was scheduled for Labor Day weekend, not traditionally a time that is most opportune for attracting a large number of interested buyers given it is the end of summer and people are preoccupied with other interests like school starting etc. However, again given the effectiveness of the marketing campaign, a significant number of interested parties did show up. Over the next week or so a number of private showings were also scheduled and from those a buyer surfaced and the house was sold in just under 12 days. Throughout the process our agent maintained almost daily contact, advised us on pricing and was actively involved in the final negotiations with the prospective buyer resulting in a realistic sale price which was amenable to both ourselves and the buyer.
Meanwhile, the agent who was tasked with handling our purchase of the condo arranged a number of viewings and once we made our final decision worked closely with us in constructing our offers and counter-offers until, again, a price acceptable to both parties was determined.
Once the purchase/sale were finalized the agency continued to make regular contact to ensure that we were comfortable and confident moving forward. They provided referrals for a number of the services we would be needing (e.g. installing new flooring in the condo prior to the move, arranging the home inspection of the condo, identifying prospective moving companies, lawyers etc.) We are now just a few days away from moving into our new condo and the agency is still touching base with us to see if we have any further questions and to ensure that things are rolling out as planned.
In summary, moving after 30 years in the same house is by definition a stressful experience. However there is no question that Jason Pilon and the team of agents that were assigned to our project went the extra mile to not only bring about a successful sale and subsequent purchase but yes, to "hold our hand" through the whole process. We were very impressed and reassured by the fact that Jason's staff took their role as "advocates for the client" very seriously. I have already had conversations with a number of my neighbors who are also considering downsizing in the future and I have had no hesitation in recommending, with complete confidence, that, when ready, they start the process by talking to Jason Pilon.”
Jason, Steve, Lauren, Carolyn & Tara, our thanks to all of you.
Al & Madeleine Warden
“We are so grateful to Jason Pilon and the entire Pilon Real Estate Group for helping us purchase our forever home.
We initially met with Jason who listened to our long list of wants and “deal breakers”. In our desired price range, Jason was honest that we may have to compete for good properties but promised he would help find us the perfect home….and he did!! We looked at several homes with both Jason & Lauren…yes they were both often there with us giving us feedback which was amazing.
As a first time home buyer myself, I would get a bit excited about well..almost every house. Jason made sure to point out certain things that may bother us over time and also reminded us of our own list of “deal breakers”. He told us to be patient and reassured us that the perfect house would come up. When it did, we were ready. Having already seen several homes with Jason and Lauren, we knew just by looking at the pictures that this house was the house for us. We called Jason and 1 hour later we were visiting the home. I think we all felt the excitement as soon as we walked in. We knew then and there that this was our home. Five other showings were scheduled on the property that day but Jason got to work and made sure we didn’t lose this place. Our offer was drawn up, presented and accepted by 4pm that same day… as other potential buyers were still touring the property. Jason’s strategy definitely paid off!!
Thank you to Jason and Lauren for your guidance and patience, to Sab for the lovely email congratulating us on our new home and to Tracy for sending us a congratulation card with awesome GC’s. This truly was a team effort and we are so happy we chose Pilon Real Estate Group for our home purchase.”
Brigitte & Sean Rutherford
“I want to thank the Jason Pilon Real Estate Group for helping me find an awesome house that I can now call home. In particular, I want to say thanks to Lauren Stokoe for being such a great agent from beginning to end. She answered all my emails promptly and with patience! She went out of her way to deal with any little problems that came about. I am so pleased with the service i received and can't wait to begin a new chapter of my life in my new home. I will be recommending you guys to anyone who asks!!”
“Lauren did a fantastic job! She really went the extra mile to help us out on the purchase but also with the issues we were having with the agent we were dealing with in regards to our rental. I don't know if Lauren is doing many military or RCMP clients but I think she should continue and I will personally recommend her to any of my colleagues. Lauren should certainly be commended for her outstanding work!”
“Thanks to Lauren and Jason for not only getting our house sold quickly but working with my challenging schedule to make a purchase. You guys were great while keeping us informed all the way through the process. Thanks a million!”
“I was very pleased to work with Lauren and have already recommended her to people I know. She’s clear, efficient, and genuine. She kept me in the loop with everything and I could always count on her to answer any questions or concerns I had.”
“As a first time homebuyer, Lauren’s professionalism and complete dedication to her job made our first home buying experience an easy and stress free one. She was always available and very knowledgeable with any and all questions we had. We will use her services in the future.”
Jess & Josh
“Working with Lauren was an absolute wonderful experience. I had a very tight schedule to find a new home in Ottawa because of a military transfer, but with her hard work and dedication, we found a place that I loved in no time at all. I would not hesitate to recommend Lauren to anyone and I look forward to working with her in the future.”
“Lauren helped us find our home in our very short time schedule. Based on the properties shown to us on our very specific criteria, we saved a lot a lot of time and lead us to the property and area we wanted.”
Bill & Rebekah
“Being a first time home buyer was quite intimidating. I was fortunate enough to work with Lauren who made the process seamless. She was friendly, helpful and answered every question I had. She made buying a home a pleasant experience. Thank you Lauren for finding the home of my dreams.”
“Buying experiences with Lauren Stokoe have been excellent. We've had the opportunity to see many great properties, Highly recommend her.”