Lori Russell came highly recommended to us when we were moving from Copenhagen to Calgary. We needed a home in the inner city, close to a bus pick up for our daughter. We worked with her for several months and she showed us many properties. She never tired of picking us up at the hotel and ferrying us around. We changed our minds several times during the process on what we wanted and what our budget was. Lori responded quickly and efficiently to these new wants and needs. We eventually found the perfect place and she successfully negotiated a great price for us and possession date. She even brokered a deal between us and the seller to purchase some of their furniture. She walked us through the process and explained things every step of the way. She introduced us to a terrific architect and lined up up three contractors for us to interview for work we planned to do. We are very pleased with our choice of realtor and would recommend her to anyone buying or selling. When it's time for us to leave Calgary, Lori will definitely be our choice of realtor.
We would highly recommend Lori as a realtor, and here's why. Lori was our realtor for the purchase of two homes and the sale of another. For all those transactions, Lori has been generous with her time and advice. She is responsive and has a lot of experience to draw on. We feel that the sale prices in all cases were fair, and we never felt pressured in any interactions. In addition, Lori has provided us with documentation and advice that helped us successfully lower our property taxes! When we decided to become landlords, Lori offered tips and provided us with how-to-documents. Lori is friendly, positive and professional, which is great. but more importantly, she knows what she's doing and works with you to ensure you're satisfied with your decisions. At this point, we can't imagine having anyone but Lori help us with all future real estate dealings.
We tasked Lori with selling our home quickly after she helped us win a bidding war to buy our dream home. It was not an ideal time to sell our home, but Lori was great identifying an interested party and suggested things we could do to help the eventual buyers come to a decision. Lori was there every step of the way to help calm a very stressful situation. We do not plan on moving anytime soon from our dream home, but we will use Lori for all our future real estate needs.
Lori recently helped us acquire a property in the US. It was so helpful to us to have a person here in Calgary who could locate a great team of realtors in the US and who could then liase with them on our behalf. Because things are done a little differently there, it was great to have the perspective of a Canadian realtor who could essentially "translate" the US policies and wordings into how they would work in Canada, thus making it easier for us to understand. Her referral services were of no cost to us but were indeed invaluable.