100 Years Combined Experience
Dear Ken Hale
It was such a pleasure meeeting you. Thank you for introducing us to the Cameron Lake property.
You are a gem of a real estate agent. We appreciate your patience and your kindness.
Denise & Tom Hnatko
We just wanted to thank you for your work on the purchase of our new house. You are very friendly and easy to work with, and it was a pleasure dealing with you. Thanks for making a relatively complicated and stressful process easy. We believe that Bonnie and Jim Peel were very happy with you as well. Thank you as well for suggesting your wife for the sale of our home in Lindsay. That whole process was made so much easier because of that connection. We discussed this at length before deciding to use Joanne. We were concerned at first but after a short period of dealing with Joanne it was readily apparent that you had made a great referral. If any one of our friends or acquaintances should be looking to buy some waterfront property we will be sending them your way."
Doug and Marilyn Dunstan
“It is our distinct pleasure to highly recommend the Hales as reliable, very experienced and professional realtors. Available 24/7, the Hales provided exceptional service in market timing, pricing, staging, brochure preparation and advertising, counseling and closing. We have no reservations in endorsing their services as exemplary to the profession.”
Shirley and Ian Rowe
Happy new year! I have been meaning to write this for months. As you know, I was concerned re-listing my property after an unsuccessful year in 2010 with another agent. The house and property have a lot of features not found in most houses and you needed to research several details that I didn’t have information on. I don’t know how you managed it, but there were probably three times the showings from the year before. However, the house is very unique and isn’t for everyone. Just when I was getting rather anxious as the summer was coming to an end, you found the perfect buyer. In 30 days from the initial offer, the house was sold! And, it was a “clean deal”. That doesn’t mean it was an easy sale. I know you used your negotiating skills to get me the best possible deal.
I cannot tell you what a huge relief that was. I had never sold a house by myself before and relied on your suggestions and recommendations. It was easy to talk to you about any concerns or questions I had that in the past I could discuss with a partner. Thank you so much for your hard work and professionalism.
You obviously understand the waterfront market and know exactly how and where to concentrate your efforts. It was a pleasure doing business with you. I would recommend you to anybody who wants an excellent agent.
Regards, Cherie, Sturgeon Lake
"The purchase of our new property was not as easy as we had anticipated, but we are happy to have carried the deal through to completion. Without your constant support, I am not sure that we would have achieved the same results. Gayani and I are very pleased to have had you represent us through this sale and we wish to let you know how much we appreciate the support you have provided us.
Between the insulation and the right of way challenges, we were quite concerned that the deal would fall through. Your professionalism and focus on finding solutions has made a true difference.
Please understand that we will recommend you to our friends and family, and would be more than happy to act as a reference. Feel free to contact us anytime should this be useful to you.
We look forward to working together again in the future."
Michael and Gayani English (Indian Point)
"He was the other guy's agent! After witnessing the way manner in which the purchaser of my property was treated by his agent, Ken Hale Jr., I knew that was the way I wished to be treated.
Now several real estate transactions later with the Hales, I can honestly say I could not ask for better service. Ken is punctual and professional in his manner, returns calls immediately, honest to a fault, and points out not only the good but the bad aspects of a prospective property.
He knows the lake inside and out, is thorough in his property choice and meticulous with his transactions. Last but not least he is extremely
level headed and has a calming nature to help you through those difficult moments we all have in a transaction.
Simply put, Ken is the best agent I have ever had, or am ever likely to find."
CARLA and STEPHEN CLAY - ( Long Point - Balsam Lake - Kawarthas)
"Ken Hale and his son Ken Jr. have established a reputation as the strongest realtors in the Kawartha cottage area. Our decision to use them was re-enforced by the thoroughly professional manner in which they handled the sale of our Balsam Lake property. They know the market!"
DAVE and SALLY STAMPER (Long Point - Balsam Lake - Kawarthas)
"In November of 2008 during some tough economic times, The Hales listed and sold our home/ cottage on Balsam Lake. We were very happy with their honesty and professionalism. They gave us timely feedback and put careful time and effort into their advertising. We would be very pleased to recommend their services."
Doug and Margo Hoover - Rodeo Dr. Balsam Lake - Kawarthas
We want to sincerely thank your for your above and beyond the call efforts in helping us find the cottage of our dreams.
As you know we thoroughly searched the Georgian Bay, Muskoka and Kawartha Lakes areas in our search as all were equadistant from our home. Many agents and agencies were involved but in the end you were the most effective, educated professional and helpful.
Our search went for months where we went out every weekend and looked at cottages and was fruitless until we found you. We trusted you from the beginning as you were willing to advise us to walk away from some properties as you felt the cost was too high. This was just one development that helped us realize you were truly interested in helping us find what we wanted and not just making a sale.
Throughout our interaction you were always available and helped us with many things not related to our actual purchase which is very rare to find these days.
We will never forget how much you have done for us.
Thank you for everything. We are so looking forward to the summer and are so happy with the decision to come to the Kawartha Lakes instead of the Muskokas. Not only did the money buy us so much more on Balsam Lake than we could have bought on Lake Muskoka but for the same area of water we will have 10 times less traffic on the water, avoid the 400 and have a nice country drive instead."
Terry and Cathi (South Bay - Balsam Lake - Kawarthas)
"I just wanted to thank you so much for finding us our "dream" place on Balsam Lake and then selling our cottage on the Burnt River. You and Ken Sr. did a great job on both properties and we couldn't be any happier. I would not hesitate to recommend you to any of our friends who are looking for a place on Balsam Lake or anywhere in the area. Again, thanks"
Bob McKenzie ( Balsam Lake - Kawarthas)
"We have bought properties in Canada and the U.S. but have never come across any agents who have brought so much to the table in terms of experience, local knowledge, market appraisal, and willingness to help in so many ways...We think Ken Sr. and Jr. are model realtors and should be teaching the art and skill of helping home buyers and sellers achieve their goals. Many realtors seem to think they've earned their commission by mere act of completing a financial transaction. But the Hales enthusiastically roll up their sleeves, jump in, and make things happen. And they follow up to make sure the work is done properly.
We are extremely pleased with their professional service, their genuine and friendly, yet respectful, manner, and their efficiency at getting the job done. They are truly outstanding and must be recognized for their excellent performance and high standards."
Mr. and Mrs. Leitch, Indian Point - Balsam Lake - Kawarthas
"We are writing to you and your son Ken Jr. to say a huge "Thanks You". The effort you both made on our behalf in the sale of our summer home on Indian Point was greatly appreciated. Being the kind gentle and helpful gentlemen you both are goes a long way in such a traumatic move..."
Isabelle and George Hamann (Indian Point - Balsam Lake - Kawarthas)
"After our first summer on Balsam we would just like to say a big thank you for taking the time to work with us and find us a place that met our list of "Wants and Needs". The process of finding a cottage or house can be very stressful but your friendly, open and honest approach made the search a fun and rewarding experience. As you said during the process, not only were you acting as our agent, you were acting as a future neighbor and from the first viewing to receiving the final "you are now the proud owners" phone call it was apparent you were going to help ensure we got what we wanted, and we certainly did Thanks for all your help."
Stu & Ann Seedhouse (South Bay - Balsam Lake - Kawarthas)
"Our search for a cottage property started with viewing properties on the internet and we even visited a few on our own. When we narrowed our search to the Kawartha area It was an easy choice to work with the Hale team. The Hales know the area better than anyone else, and because of that they worked hard to make 'our dream' a reality. I still can't believe it when Ken Jr. said "I think I have found the property you will be interested in." We viewed it together and we were amazed at how we could immediately check off items on our "wish list ". Ken Jr. and Ken Sr. answered our questions, gave us guidance and offered exceptional service. A great experience and one that we would highly recommend. If you are looking for a realtor to help sell or buy a property, you just need to make one Call -the Hales. Thank you Ken Jr. and Ken Sr. Cheers,"
Marsha and Tim Anevich, Long Point - Balsam Lake - Kawarthas
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