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.
Working with Heather to find our dream cottage was an absolute delight! Heather helped us navigate one of the most challenging real estate markets, carefully walking us through each step and ensuring that we understood all of the finer details of such a market. She is thoughtful, patient, conscientious and generous and we would happily recommend her to family and friends! We are grateful to now call her a friend. 
Absolute Delight!

Michael & Anita

Ashley was as committed to our cottage search as we were at a time when finding a cottage was quickly becoming a pipe dream. Ashley balanced our wants, our needs and was at every moment responsive to our questions and proactive in providing us information to make informed decisions. Ashley is authentically honest and goes beyond the call of duty to help her customers at every turn. While I’ve heard about bad real estate experiences – ours was the exact opposite with Ashley! Meeting Ashley was like meeting our Fairy Godmother. Thank you Ashley for making our dreams a reality with our cottage purchase in Hay Bay!

Meeting Ashley was like meeting our Fairy Godmother

Tara & Travis Albert

Ashley and her team were an important part of our long journey towards first-time home ownership. We are so appreciative for Ashley’s patience, clarity, professionalism, and thoughtfulness throughout the whole process. Ashley was there to support us and guide us through the many stepped process, explaining all the of the language and making sense of the paperwork. She was quick and thorough to respond to any questions we had. She also provided local and useful recommendations for lawyers, mortgage specialists, home inspectors, trades people, and more. Ashley assessed our needs and wants very well, understood what we were looking for, and in no time at all found us a house that we are excited to now call home.
Great Support for First-Time Home Owner

Anonymous

We were very fortunate to have Nellie From as our real estate agent when we sold three lots on Dorcas Bay Road. They sold quickly. Her kind, caring and very professional nature guided us through the process of making offers on the land and signing legal documents. We were very grateful for her advice and guidance through the selling process. I highly recommend her as a realtor. Thanks so much Nellie for all your help.
Highly Recommend

Bonny Osborn

When we decided to list our property for sale, we chose The Bruce Peninsula Real Estate Team to work with as we found them to be the most widely advertised brokerage on the Bruce Peninsula. We were assigned Ashley Barker and knew right away that she was knowledgeable beyond her years in the real estate market. We were able to go through the listing and selling stages within a matter of weeks and had no headaches or problems with the process. Ashley was professional, friendly and knowledgeable in all of her dealings with us and made selling our home a very stress-free experience. We would highly recommend Ashley to anyone wishing to buy or sell property on the Bruce Peninsula.
Stress-free Experience

Adrian and Denyse G.

We highly recommend Darlene James and her staff as the “brokers of choice” for the Bruce! From the start they demonstrated a firm understanding of the full wide range of the market in the area. Most impressive was their extensive marketing to include photos, videos and print copy into areas located hours from the Bruce. Darlene and her staff, especially Tara, were optimally responsive to questions and suggestions throughout the marketing process – and provided a bit of “hand holding” when the situation called for it. Nearing closing, they were amazing in their ability to provide solutions to the logistical problems of moving contents of the home and clearing the house in time for the new owners.From listing to closing we are grateful to Darlene James and her staff for their expert service and their wonderful ability to turn what seemed a daunting task into a “Sold” home. Highly Recommended!
"Brokers of Choice" for the Bruce!

Ray & Denise V

Highly Recommended!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.
Highly Recommended!

MARY A

Good Fortune!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.
Good Fortune!

Steward H, Toronto, Ontario

I am very pleased to recommend the services of real estate broker, Nellie From. From the start, Nellie listened carefully to my criteria for purchasing a cottage. Her “spot on” recommendations made this very apparent. There was no time wasted, driving back and forth, only to view options that didn’t fit the bill. In fact, Nellie brought ME back on track when I became unfocused. She provided much support, every step of the way – before, during, and even after my purchase. She was quick to respond to all my many questions in a succinct and organized fashion, and I felt taken seriously. Her experience and knowledge shone through her relaxed but professional style. Not once did I feel pressured, rushed or overlooked. The recommendations she provided for community supports, e.g., inspectors, mortgage brokers, insurance agents, all proved most helpful. I am now one grateful cottage owner and am very thankful for the support of Nellie From.
Spot On!

Janet Whittington

We were new to the Bruce Peninsula and Nellie welcomed us with her wealth of knowledge on the area and the local market. She was incredibly supportive and thorough, making the process of finding our dream place very easy. We felt like we were in good hands from the very beginning and would absolutely recommend Nellie.
New to The Peninsula

Chris & Ashley Llewellyn

Thank you Nellie for your integrity and expertise in helping us purchase our dream Bruce Peninsula property in a very competitive sellers market. Your personable approach and thoroughness were greatly appreciated!
Thank You

Zach and Lasha

The interest and purchase of the property 186 Cape Chin North lead me to deal with the Selling Agent Nellie From. Previously purchasing a house six years ago in Kitchener, I knew the expectations one should have when dealing with a Selling Agent. Nellie From, went above and beyond the expectations I had. She provided me with detailed information, always was available to answer my questions, flexible on times I could contact her and had a wonderful personality. I would recommend Nellie From to any home buyerI am most happy with the property I am living at … would not trade it for the world. Without the help of Nellie From, this may have never been a reality.
Above & Beyond!

Tanner M. Blasco

Just a quick note to say thanks for all of your prompt, honest and professional service! You’ve got the magic touch, Nellie! You made everything such smooth sailing during our recent transactions. You always came with your homework thoroughly completed, explaining the area, its purchasing history with dates and prices of surrounding properties for us to consider. Thanks again for your proficient service, especially during such a busy season!
The Magic Touch

W&C

Approximately a year ago, I engaged Darlene James to sell my three waterfront properties on the Bruce Peninsula; two properties in Tobermory and one in Lion’s Head, and she got the job done, quickly and efficiently! I can sum up my experience dealing with Darlene and her team of professionals in one word – EXCEPTIONAL!1) EXCEPTIONAL MARKET KNOWLEDGE AND INTEGRITY! Darlene provided me with a detailed market analysis for each of my three properties, along with a scientifically determined pricing recommendation for each of the three properties, with reams of relevant historical data to back up her conclusions. In addition, several years ago I had Darlene appraise one of my properties and she came back with an honest appraised market value, which I didn’t much care for at the time (LOL!). However, she resisted the temptation to give me an inflated market value simply to get the listing (the old ‘bait and switch’), thus demonstrating her honesty and integrity. 2) EXCEPTIONAL MARKETING! Darlene actively promoted my properties on the MLS, her website, local publications, to her associate real estate brokers and her ongoing commitment to finding new qualified buying customers is tremendous. She provided me with regular market activity reports, detailing the number of online views of my properties and actual on-site buyer showings to keep me informed of her progress.3) EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE! Darlene’s customer service is second to none. She returned all of my telephone calls and replied to all of e-mail and text messages, more or less instantaneously 24/7; even while she was away on vacation! She made countless useful recommendations for maintenance and repairs (one example was her suggestion to trim trees at one of my properties to improve the lake view) and arranged to have local contractors visit my properties and take care of the required work prior to the closing date(s). Darlene also did on-site buyer showings during the winter months, many times under lousy weather conditions, arranged to have the private roads plowed to achieve access to the properties, and arranged to have water tests done, septic system inspections/final pump outs and sent me constant reminders to take care of necessary tasks on my end. Her assistant Tara MacAskill also did a fantastic job assisting Darlene when needed! 4) EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS! Darlene got the job done – she sold all three of my properties; quickly; efficiently and at prices that were very close to my asking price for each of the three properties. In one case the final selling price exceeded my asking price. Two of my properties were in the challenging north of $700k price territory; with a limited universe of qualified buyers; thus making her job that much more difficult! THANK YOU DARLENE!!
EXCEPTIONAL!

Dave Craig

Nellie quickly understood our wish list, researched each property beforehand and was very well prepared for conditions at each rural location. Above all Nellie wanted to find the right property for us and we knew she had our best interests at heart. Her honesty, integrity, patience and upbeat attitude made for a very positive experience.
Best Interests at Heart

Jan & Paul

Nellie From was an amazing realtor to work with. She spent so much time with us taking us from place to place and answering all our questions. She really knows the area and the ideal places for specific family needs. We really were not even sure where to start but with her help we managed to find a perfect location for our family. She made sure to tell us about lots in many different areas and showed us the perfect lot for our family as soon as it became available and we were able to buy it. We are so thankful for her professional help and guidance and for taking time to help us and either answer the questions we had or send us to the people who did know the answers. We cannot thank Nellie enough for all her work on our behalf and for finding the perfect lot for our family’s needs.
Professional Help & Guidance

Tiffiny Laidlaw-Heo

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!!!
Teamwork!

Mary & Steve

It’s been wonderful working with Nellie. She’s very personable and easy to talk to right from the get go – a very important trait when relying on someone to guide you through a major purchase like a property. Working within our price range, she walked us through a variety of properties so that we were able to narrow down our must haves. She made herself available to meet our needs and was always responsive in a very timely way. The end result is the purchase of a waterfront cottage that is absolutely perfect for us, and the culmination of an almost 30 year dream. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Nellie to anyone looking for property on the Bruce.
30 Year Dream

Chris & Kim Bell

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.
Listing Luxury Homes

Harry and Audrey Donley

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.
Dream Cottage!

Maheesha, David, Din & Kenny

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.
When it comes to Real Estate

Sandra P

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.
Seller - Mar, Ontario

Garreth

“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!”
Tobermory

Sylvia & Rudy

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 (Tobermory)

Carrie & Ron (Tobermory)

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.
Seller Miller Lake

Paul Craig

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 Colpoy's Bay Cottage

Joseph & Miriam B. Milton ON

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!
Tobermory Cottage Sale

Larry & Carol

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 Colpoy's Bay Cottage

Joseph & Miriam B. Milton ON

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 Property

B.J.Magee

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.
Sale of My home

Marilee & Mike, Lion's Head, Ontario

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.
Buyer

ER

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.
Tobermory Sale of Cottage

Ron and Ginger Gillis.

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.
Sale of Home Lions Head

Jackie

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’.

Tobermory Sold

Bob & Deb Langlois

RE/MAX Grey Bruce Realty came highly recommended to us. Heather From was able to jump on several urgent requests from us in this very busy market. Heather is extremely knowledgeable in the inner workings of real estate, and she was able to navigate us through showings of both vacant lots and resale homes, until we found the right opportunities to make offers on. We received nothing but professional service!

Professional Service

Anita & Dan

We were extremely impressed by our experience with Dylan Dolson. His local knowledge and ability to find answers to all our questions really put us at ease. After spending five months and seeing over 60 properties, he feels like a part of the family. We do not want to tell anyone about him so we can have him all to ourselves! We highly recommend Dylan Dolson.
Extremely Impressed

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