- B Pettipas
I started my real estate search here in the city not long after moving to Calgary from the East Coast. Not only was I new to the city, but I was also a first-time homebuyer. Needless to say, I needed a lot of guidance. Joel sat down with me and helped me determine exactly what I was looking for.
He was patient with me as I viewed place after place and started to figure out what would work best for me. Things moved at my own pace and I never felt pressured to make any decisions that I wasn’t ready for. Joel listened to my feedback from all of the places we viewed and after just a few short months he found me the perfect condo that had everything from my checklist. I immediately fell in love with the place and decided to put in an offer. Joel walked me through every aspect of the purchase and made the process much less nerve-wracking for me.
I have since taken possession of my condo and couldn’t be happier here. Joel really paid attention to what was important to me and for that I am extremely grateful. Saying he went above and beyond my expectations would be an understatement. He helped me out with every last aspect of the purchase, and also helped to get my feet settled in the city. If there was anything I needed Joel was already on top of it. I don’t know what I would have done without him.
I highly recommend Joel to anyone who has any real estate needs in the city. I know I will most definitely be using him again for my next purchase/sale.
- A + N Miller
"The following is a testimonial regarding the nature and quality of the real estate service provided by Joel Gwillim to Ann and Norm Miller that culminated in the purchase of a condominium residence in downtown Calgary on March 1, 2011.
We (“the Millers”) first approached Joel in late December, 2009 to represent and assist us in a preliminary search for a condominium property in downtown Calgary. While we were generally lacking in knowledge about the nature and cost of properties available in Calgary, we did have some ideas regarding the type of property we were seeking. Our general objective was to find a condominium property close to the downtown area with a reasonable view, and proximity to the city's pedestrian and biking infrastructure. From the very beginning, Joel demonstrated a willingness to listen carefully to our objectives and to spend whatever time was needed to help us gain an understanding of the availability of properties that may be of interest. During several subsequent trips to Calgary, we were impressed with Joel's general availability and the thoughtfulness he put into the task of showing us various available properties within our pre-defined price range. Joel's patience and understanding were much appreciated, as we struggled to adapt our wish list to the reality of the limited number of properties on the market within our price range. We particularly appreciated his patience with our evolving preferences, given these limitations. Throughout the past year Joel was proactive in keeping in touch with us, advising us of new listings and doing so with complete respect for the timing of our intermittent trips to Calgary. Never did we feel pressured to push forward with any particular property unless we were comfortable with it. Any comments Joel made about a property were always highly appropriate, and Joel was always prepared to provide additional information as requested.
In February, 2011 Joel introduced us to a property which had just come on the market and which reflected many of our preferences. We decided to proceed with the purchase and were impressed with Joel's competence in both assisting us in finalizing the purchase price and in helping us expedite the purchase. He “held our hands” right through the commitment process to the final walk-through and handover of keys. We are extremely happy with our purchase and appreciate the excellent service Joel provided to us throughout this experience. We have no hesitation whatsoever in highly recommending Joel's services to anyone seeking a home in Calgary."
"Joel has just recently sold one of my infill homes, in a market that is less than accommodating for sales in that price range. His outside the box thinking and willingness to go the extra mile produces results."- JM Smith
“I recently purchased a condo with Joel Gwillim. It was my first home purchase so it was a big decision and a lot of pressure, but Joel made it an easy, smooth, stress free process. He was flexible with his time and checked in frequently to keep me in the loop. I felt very comfortable letting Joel advise and guide me through it all. Overall, it was an extremely pleasant experience and made my first home purchase simple and exciting. I would recommend Joel to friends and family without hesitation.”- Simone
- Rebecca Richardson
“Joel was invaluable to me with my first home purchase. I asked a lot of questions as a first time home buyer, and Joel patiently and promptly answered all of them with just the right amount of information to make me feel comfortable and informed. He was always available and ensured I was kept up to date. His knowledge of the market and market conditions enabled him to negotiate a great price on my condo for me. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Joel again for any home purchase or sale.
If you are looking for a realtor that is engaged, knowledgeable and who will go above and beyond for his clients, Joel is your guy!”
“If you're looking for a Realtor who goes above and beyond just listing your home on MLS, crossing fingers and wishing for the best, I would highly recommend Joel. From staging, professional photos, providing advice, to using his own network, Joel had our home sold in a day at 99.4% of list price. In fact, we even had offers before it was listed! We also found our new home through Joel and will not hesitate to use him as our Realtor again for our next home purchase.”- T Leung + W Lo
- J Ari Pandes
“Joel did an outstanding job in selling my condo in the Fall of 2012. Before selling my condo, I had meticulously researched and interviewed several realtors in the city, and I was sold on Joel once I met him and saw what he offers. In particular, Joel was completely focused on my (the clients) needs, and he went the extra mile with marketing my condo and sprucing it up to give it a livable feel (since it was a brand new condo that had not been lived in). Moreover, Joel was always readily available and in constant communication with me, providing me with updates as they transpired. Joel received an offer within 10 days that we subsequently closed on, which far exceeded my expectations. Joel is honest and realistic due to his strong knowledge of the real estate market, and thus he does not give false expectations like I have seen from other realtors in the city. I have since recommended Joel to others, and I will continue to do so since his services are truly exceptional.”
"As first-time condo buyers we really appreciated Joel’s knowledge and expertise. From pricing to move-in, Joel can be relied on for help at all stages. He was quick to get back to us with answers to all our questions. Professional, courteous and reliable describe this Realtor. Thanks again Joel!"- R + C Olsen
- Shannon Del Bigio
"Joel is an incredibly dependable realtor and easy to work with. He was easily accessible and responded promptly to all inquiries. Joel was accommodating to my schedule, and took great care of me by chauffeuring me to each viewing. I greatly appreciate that Joel was able to quickly recognize what features were important to me. From there, he was able to set up multiple viewings of a variety of spaces that included these 'non-negotiables'. He also provided insight of the necessary steps for a first-time home buyer.
Overall, Joel made the process of house shopping exciting and stress free. I highly recommend Joel as a realtor!"
"Joel has done a great job selling my downtown condo! I was really worried about the slow winter period but Joel staged the place beautifully, and priced the condo just right. It was sold in two weeks, talk about results! I definitely got more than what I was expecting."- H West
- Danielle & Julien LePage
“Earlier this year , we messaged Joel and a couple other Realtors in order to find someone suitable to help us with the sale and purchase of our home. Joel stood out to us immediately. There was no comparison to anyone else we met. His kindness, professionalism and eagerness to do all that it took to set us up for success with this transition is something we were so thankful for. He CARED about what we wanted and wanted to help this be as easy and stress free as possible. With the sale of our home he went above and beyond- flyering our neighbourhood for our open house, which resulted in our sale within the first 48 hours of being listed. With three kids, you can only imagine how grateful we were that it sold so fast!
With our purchase, we knew that getting into our desired neighbourhood may be difficult, so once again Joel stood up to the plate. Spent hours on end collecting addresses and sending out personalized mail outs looking for potential sellers for us.
Not only is Joel the most hard working realtor we have ever met, but he is passionate about what he does and passionate about his clients.
This whole process could have been so much more stressful, but thanks to Joel it was easy and seamless. We are so thankful!”
"From the both of us, a heartfelt thank you and appreciation for all you're hard work my friend. From selling our condo in record time it seemed... and then helping us find our first beautiful home together! Thanks for everything: navigating through all the paperwork and going from place to place at the drop of a hat so it would fit with our schedules. Working with you was definitely a great experience! We are very happy with the home and with the price you negotiated for us we can now use some the leftover money for furnishings. Thanks again Joel for all your efforts, the time spent, and working hard for us."- E Gregory + A Sacher