John seamlessly transitioned from a rewarding military career to become a successfully Realtor in HRM in 2012. His valuable skill sets have effectively been applied as a reliable real estate professional and ability to remain calm and focused when in sensitive negotiating situations is balanced with established interactive skills. With proven ability in management, attention to detail and considered judgement he values these important attributes his clients can depend upon. He has extensive experience and understanding of how difficult it can be when searching for the right home, prioritising what is essential and applying a sense of balance. He knows how challenging it can be and easily puts everything in to perspective. His objectives are to proved guidance at every stage, protect your interests and keep you on track! He fully understands attention to detail and the significance of getting it right. Give John a call you will not be disappointed.
John, before too much time passes, I wanted to send along a note to say how much Paula and I appreciated your excellent guidance and high level of professionalism throughout the sales process. I know that Paula had the opportunity to express that personally on behalf of both of us, but I also wanted to mention it to you as well. Again thanks, and we would not hesitate to recommend your services to our friends and colleagues. Cheers, Ron
FIRST TIME BUYERS – (Allison MacKey)
This could have been a stressful process as we were getting married so close to the same time as buying the house, but it really wasn’t at all. John took care of so many things and responded to our questions right away. He was very good at explaining everything to us so we understood what we had to do.
INVESTMENT PROPERTY – (Warren & Joelle Peskett)
I’d like to write this quick note to recommend John Whitlam as your Realtor. It was only after viewing some homes for sale that my wife and I began to learn what we liked and didn’t like and what we wanted. John was quick to pick up on our needs and find the perfect Investment Property for us. He has many contacts for all the questions to be answered outside the scope of the actual purchase as well. He made the purchase easy, and he was great to deal with too.
OUTSIDE NOVA SCOTIA – FAMILY HOME – (Bob & Cynthia Kennedy, Ontario)
We are from Ontario and this past spring, my wife and I decided to purchase a house somewhere in the Halifax Regional Municipality area. We were only able to come to Halifax for a specific weekend to get an overview of the properties, and unfortunately our agent was not available for that time. She forwarded our file to John Whitlam on fairly short notice and we made arrangements with him to see as many houses as we could. I believe we ended up with a “short” list of 23 houses spread out over 50km. Over the three days we were in town, we managed to view and evaluate all of the houses on our short list, primarily due to John’s exceptional organization and assistance in quickly assessing the houses. As a result, we were able to identify a house that met all our criteria and put in a bid on our last day.
I have used several experienced real estate agents in my home town of Toronto, but I would have to say our experience with John was exceptional. I was very concerned we were being far too ambitious for the time we had, but John’s organization was such that we never felt rushed, and never felt pressured. We seemed to be able to throw last minute changes at him on short notice without fazing him or upsetting our schedule. And I do not believe we would have been successful in our bid had we not been guided by him. He continued to follow-up by supervising the house, water and septic tank inspections for us, helping us to navigate some of the unique features of real estate purchasing in Nova Scotia and generally keeping an eye on things until we were able to move. I heartily recommend John for anyone looking to get a property under similar circumstances.
Thank-you John for getting us the house of our dreams.