We are pleased to provide this letter of reference for Lisa Williams, with whom we entrusted the listing of our family estate. Having dealt with a number of different realtors over the years, we considered several different choices when the time came to list the property. In all aspects of dealing with the sale of our late Father's property, Lisa displayed true professionalism and sensitivity. Lisa took charge in dealing with many aspects of the sale which our family would otherwise have had difficulty dealing with. In preparing the property for market, Lisa made suggestions for some relatively inexpensive renovations that in retrospect made a remarkable difference in the saleability of the property. We would highly recommend Lisa for any Real Estate transaction.
Sincerely, DATA BASE FILE TECH GROUP
D.S.I.S. DATABASE STORAGE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS LTD.
Michael O. Watson, President
We began looking for a second home in Victoria, BC about two years ago and gave Lisa Williams a call after seeing one of her listings in the Wall Street Journal. Our initial communications were all long distance, by telephone, internet and fax, and extremely satisfactory. We quickly experienced Lisa's efficiency, intelligence and great knowledge, not only about real estate in Victoria, but about the island in general. Our questions for her were numerous, from monthly home buying and selling statistics over a period of years, to local zoning and building regulations for various communities, to the listing information for all waterfront properties in greater Victoria month after month, to subtle details about particular properties. She always had insights and connections to properties of interest to us, and her competence, energy and willingness to find the answers to our questions and to show us interesting properties never flagged. From taking us on several personal boat tours along the coastline to identify properties of interest, to ultimately closing the deal for us in an extremely satisfactory transaction for both the sellers and ourselves, Lisa worked well beyond the call of
duty. She is honest, well informed and a delight to work with. We would be most happy to answer any questions from a potential client.
Sincerely, Stuart and Kathleen Macmillan
We are pleased to forward this letter of reference for Lisa Williams. My husband and I have known Lisa Williams for approximately 18 months, during which time she listed our waterfront property. We had previous listed our home with another realtor who was unsuccessful in marketing the property, and we found this to be a very frustrating experience on many different levels. After interviewing three agents, we made the decision to list the property with Lisa. Lisa has always been available, no matter what time of day or night. One thing that we found particularly frustrating with our previous realtor experiences was the fact we were constantly dealing with realtor assistants. Lisa has been present for all showings of our property, and she has always dealt directly with us, and with all potential buyers. Lisa was also extremely helpful in suggesting how we could best make some interior changes to better showcase our home: she even went so far as to physically remove some window coverings and furnishings. Lisa puts forward a polished and sophisticated presence that seems to be very rare in the real estate business.
We would highly recommend Lisa Williams as an exceptional real estate agent.
Sincerely, Jennie LaPointe
We have known Ms. Williams for a total of six months. In that period of time she did her research and found a condo for my wife and myself in the exact location in Victoria that we requested. She handled all of the necessary requirements to totally remodel the unit, and gave us introductions into the local banking community. She accomplished all of the above while we were absent from Canada. We have purchased many houses and condos all over the world, and I am a developer of the multi million dollar residences in the Cayman Islands. Never have we met any agent who exhibited this level of professionalism. As you can perceive
she goes considerably above the call of duty and we would recommend her highly for any venture in the real estate business.
It is our experience that Lisa Williams knows how to market Victoria trophy properties to international buyers.
She understands that the asking price should be what buyers in New York, London, Beverly Hills, Asia, etc. will pay, rather than sales data from local comps going back historically. She is also willing to spend the large amounts of money required to reach those international buyers. Foreign advertising is very expensive when paying with Canadian dollars. It requires patience and staying power to keep marketing until a buyer is found who will pay top dollar. In the near future somebody will probably open a Victoria real estate firm specializing in selling our unique high-end properties to the international market.
Lisa Williams seems to have recognized the opening and is headed down the high road.