October 11, 2016
To whom it may concern,
My husband and I would like to recommend David Yetman as an excellent real estate broker.
We began to work with him last July. At that time, we were looking for a condominium property in Halifax for our daughter who was due to begin graduate studies at Dalhousie this September. We live in Vancouver, B.C., and had only three full days in the first week of July to view properties.
From the first email, David demonstrated an unparalleled promptness, efficiency, and skill that marked our entire journey with him. He listened well, was attentive to our needs and strived to understand our likes and dislikes. We didn’t feel rushed, nor were his opinions simply about making a sale.
We found David to know the area intimately, to know the inventory available, he knew the back story on properties which was very helpful, and he had a system in place that kept up daily with any new inventory that came onto the market. That technology was user friendly and enabled him to begin compiling a list of properties that were of interest to us prior to our arrival.
His level of communication, organization and service was well beyond industry standards. He was also conversant and adept with the technologies that simplify and speed along a real estate purchase made at a distance. Additionally, he had experience and knowledge of all the challenges we would face, and he expertly guided us through the entire process. We established a list of 7 properties to view prior to departure from Vancouver and our purchase offer was made and finalized before we returned home.
When we found the right home for our daughter, David helped us close the deal, negotiate favorable terms, and was there to assist us until we had the keys in our hand! It was a great comfort to have our daughter move into her new home September 1, a week ahead of beginning her program.
In short, David is the model of real estate professionalism, he is a likeable and friendly person, he's easy to work with, and we wouldn’t hesitate to use his services again in the future.
I highly recommend you choose David Yetman as your REALTOR. Before working with David, I had attempted to unsuccessfully sell my home myself. Sadly with the markets as they are I was not successful but once listed with David my home sold quickly with a two week closing! I had also used David to purchase this home so he knew the property and it was a perfect fit. I highly recommend David if you are either selling or buying. Heaven knows I took him all over the city to look at places from low priced to high and he never complained!
To say that David is hardworking, intelligent, warm, enthusiastic, clear thinking, punctual, considerate of my needs and short notices, is ahead of the game and has a refreshing sense of humor is the greatest understatement. David and his partner Sandra both have all of these qualities and more. Most importantly, David listens and I really feel I am not just another sale to him.
I can’t wait for their Christmas party again this year and Sandra’s cooking!
Just a very, very, special Thank You to Mr. David Yetman from Century 21 All Points! This gentleman now for over a year and a half kept in touch with my wife and myself over different mini homes that we were looking at purchasing on our move from Ontario to Nova Scotia. David never at any time ever lost contact with us even though in some REALTORS find the mini home was never a money maker for them, but with David, this was never discussed or mentioned at any time. David deals with everyone the same and prices were never a problem on his commission that he would acquire. David went above and beyond for us to help make our final home come true. David was always upfront and honest as well as always staying in contact with us much to our dismay that REALTORS in Ontario were not. If there ever was or is an award for the most honest and upfront REALTOR, David should carry this proudly for we have never even seen or heard of a REALTOR going through all these extra steps in the purchasing of a new home from another province in Canada. Thank you many times over for making our new home come true.
Bill and Carol Kenney, Eastern Passage N.S.
David Yetman handled the sales of two of my properties in the Halifax area. I had moved to another province and was not able to be hands on. David was recommended to me, and I could not have received a better recommendation. He worked tirelessly to promote the sale of my properties. With his experience and knowledge of the area and the market we were able to set a price that had my homes sold quickly, as well as being current with on-line promotions such as creating a website dedicated to my property. David answered my many questions, days, nights and weekends. I couldn’t recommend a better agent to represent your buying or selling needs.
Three years ago our daughter started university in Halifax, and we considered purchasing a place instead of renting. It was then that we first met David. We had a few viewings, but decided the time wasn't right for us, and opted to rent instead. David, of course, was understanding and never once made us feel we had wasted his time. We knew at some point we would revisit the idea of purchasing, when our son was ready to graduate high school. And so, we contacted David again earlier this summer. He remembered us immediately ,which was reassuring, and then quickly got us set up online. We had some viewings, and each time there wasn't any pressure. We always felt David was advocating for us, and that he would answer our questions honestly. We finally settled on a condo, which was one David had found for us, and the days that followed went smoothly. We live two hours away from Halifax, which can make all the details of closing a little more stressful. David took care of many things for us in our absence, and it was greatly appreciated. We feel fortunate that we met him, somewhat randomly, three years ago, and would not hesitate to work with him again in the future.
Shayne and Bruce Moore (August 2016)
David sold my last home four years ago and recently nurtured us through buying our new home in July 2016. He yet again demonstrated his expert level of knowledge on not only the offer and closing process, but also structural issues, roofing, decks, heating and cooling, windows, etc.
His level of service is amazing.
- He arranged “MLS Tours” of candidate homes where he picked us up and took us through each home, pointing out both the pros and cons as it related to our particular needs and returned us back home.
- He helped us avoid purchasing a condo with a suspect reserve fund in the face of significant upcoming capital projects
- He provided the pricing strategy designed to maximize the opportunity to minimize the price…..a strategy that saved us over $12K! We loved his self-contained office where a complete offer to purchase can be prepared and sent in the time it takes to order and eat a burger.
- He guided us through the process of amending the Offer to Purchase following an undiscovered roofing issue
- He arranged for and attended all inspections – we benefited from his extensive list of contacts for home inspection, appraisal, decking and roofing, etc.
- He handled aspects of the sale and closing that saved us lawyer’s fees.
- He stayed in constant contact throughout the entire process via texting, emails and phone calls so we had complete agility to make decisions throughout the process.
- His wife Sandra was also an integral part of the team approach to our purchase.
Aside from his accommodating nature and (which made the whole process fun, even at stressful times), he has a knack for reading the needs of the customer, and addressing concerns.
As my lawyer remarked…”David knows his stuff”! Amazing, We are recommending David to all of our family and friends – very happy customers!
Scott Bronson and Kathryn Griffiths (Aug 9, 2016)
Hi David & Sandra
Re: sale of our property at 110 Astral Drive.
From our first meeting we both felt that you would market our property and sell it at a realistic price. Selling a home when you are 1477 road kilometres away takes good communications and confidence. You and Sandra provided that. We always felt 'in the loop' and up to date. Our home was sold in a short period of time (~ one month) at an acceptable price.
All the best,
Paul & Kay Jollymore
We contracted David Yetman of CENTURY 21 to sell our home in Clayton Park West in December of 2015. We were very pleased with his effort, response time, local market knowledge and results in selling our home. He was able to provide recommendations to make our home more appealing to potential buyers, he knew the market well and ultimately was able to find a buyer for our home in less than 30 days, the offer was on Dec 17th and it closed Dec 29th, during a typically slow period of the year for real estate sales.
We were very pleased with David’s excellent service and results in selling our home. We would certainly recommend David for any real estate transactions.
MULGRAVE PARK UNITED BAPTIST CHURCH
5676 Sebastian Street, Halifax, NS B3K 2K7
Rev. Leo Fletcher, Intentional Interim Pastor
To Whom It May Concern:
Please consider this letter as our recommendation of the skills and services provided by Realtor, David Yetman.
Earlier this year, our church began the process of selling our church-owned Pastor’s residence. We interviewed three individuals whom we felt would offer us good service and allow us to realize the desired result. Mr. Yetman was one of the three.
We found Mr. Yetman to be well versed in all areas of his specialty. He was a wonderful source of information and offered excellent service to the Building Committee of our church. He gave direction and took leadership as we worked through the red tape involved in dealing with various city departments that this particular sale required. We found him to be available at any time to answer our many questions and he attended our committee meetings to allow for the exchange of information and to respond to any concerns.
We are pleased to say that the property sold immediately upon listing and for more than the asking price. His follow-up and attention to detail made for a smooth transaction that left all parties satisfied.
We would recommend David Yetman and the services he can offer.
Rev. Leo Fletcher,
Intentional Interim Minister
To whom it may concern:
The following is a reference letter on behalf of Mr. David Yetman;
Mr. Yetman is a REALTOR with Century 21 All Points. After trying to sell my home myself, and not succeeding, I decided to give him a shot. He proved to be my best choice and sold my home in a small amount of time with a great deal of effort, on his part. I must also note that financially, he did get me what I wanted for my house.
Mr. Yetman has many years of experience, which I believe to be his biggest asset. He is professional, informative and provided a multitude of feedback throughout the short process. I have already recommended Mr. Yetman to a friend and again, he sold her house in a short period of time. I would encourage you to have Mr. Yetman on your side as he is an asset in selling your home. I am pleased to say that Mr. Yetman is a valuable part of this crazy market and I would recommend him to anyone.
By the time we actually met in April 2015, I had been trying to sell my house since February 2012. That’s right, three years.
We first ‘met’ via email in the early summer of 2014 when I made the decision to remove my house from the market and rent it for a year. During that rental period, you kept in touch with me – no other broker or agent did. So, when it was time to list the house again in the spring of 2015, I invited you into our home to meet and chat.
I was impressed with your savvy use of 21st century technology, your familiarity of our neighbourhood, your honesty about open houses (they don’t work), your 26 years of real estate experience and your confident manner.
Listing the property and preparing for viewings was quick and easy and I soon received an offer of purchase. You guided me through that process and kept in touch along the way. You responded quickly whether online or via phone.
You accomplished something that no other agent was able to do – you sold the house!
I have been recommending you to others and you can share this letter with others too.
Again, thanks so much.
We would like to convey our sincere thanks for the service you provided in the purchase of our new condo.
Like many people with busy schedules, we were pressed for time, and were attempting to coordinate the purchase from out of province.
From the initial contact, through to the final closing, it was clear you respected our limited time constraints, allowing us to acquire an excellent property in the most efficient and effective manner possible.
I must point out that we were particularly impressed with the professional, yet relaxed manner in which you addressed any and all of our questions and concerns throughout the purchase process. I can confidently say that from our experience, you truly stand above the crowd. Your approach is exemplary; yours is a model that others would do well to follow.
We are looking forward to doing business with you in the future, and would be happy to provide your name to others seeking an excellent realtor.
All the best,
Cheryl and Stewart MacMillan
Yvonne and I would just like to pass on our appreciation for your quality of service that you provided us during the setup and listing of our house. As you are aware this process can be very stressful for the sellers certainly when one of them resides in a different province, but as a result of your honest and professional advice throughout the staging period the anxiety was almost non existent! Yvonne and I have sold a few houses in our time but this sale was the fastest sale so far. We have decided to continue our business with Century 21 for our purchase in Ottawa based on the success and service that we always receive. Thank you Dave for the referral to Peter in Ottawa and we will definitely continue to pass your name on to friends and military colleagues that are moving to Halifax in the near future.
Yvonne & Richard Brierley
To whom it may concern:
In early April, I met with Century 21 REALTOR, David Yetman while researching how I, as Power of Attorney, would go about selling the family home belonging to my 91 year old mother, who had recently moved to a long term care facility. Until my sister & I met with David, I was not convinced that a full service real estate agent was the best option for the sale of the house. David presented his marketing plan for this older home, in need of extensive renovations. The family was aware that the home was over-
From that first face to face meeting, David gave guidance and practical advice on how to deal with 56 years of family life still remaining in the house. David was sensitive to our personal feelings as well as patient while he waited for us to empty the house and provide all of the information and paperwork required to officially put the house on the market.
David went above and beyond the call of duty for a Real Estate Agent and actively sought and found a loving home for my mother’s beloved cat, Angela! David had already earned his commission before the house even went on the market!
Finally on the morning of May 17th the house officially was listed as “For Sale”. There were four viewings that day, and by early evening I received an e-
My experience with this real estate transaction was as perfect as it can get! I usually have a high degree of anxiety when dealing with important matters that affect others, but this entire experience has been “Anxiety Free” for me. David took care of everything, in a professional and sensitive manner. Dealing with families and the emotions of selling the family home cannot be easy, but David succeeded in keeping everything calm as well as upbeat. The home was sold for the best price, in the fastest time, with the least amount of stress. David’s knowledge proved invaluable, and I would recommend him to family, friends and colleagues, as the entire process and especially the results could not have been better.
I look forward to working with him again if the opportunity presents itself!
Mary B Connors
To whom it may concern,
I would like to provide a reference with regards to the professionalism that Mr. David Yetman had demonstrated during the sale of Helen Whites’ residence, for which I was a Power of Attorney.
Mr. Yetmans’ demeanor conveyed his experience, skills and expertise at the very onset. I found him to be very explicit when providing reasoning for any criterion that the house may or may not, offer the market. He arrived prepared with examples of similar sales within the area and throughout the sales process he kept me well informed of any/all intricacies, which offered a great deal of assurance as well.
I have recommended Mr. Yetman to friends/family since and would without question, acquire his skills to accommodate any future dealings that I might have in the HRM. I might add that he was recommended to me, by two of his colleagues in my area of the Annapolis Valley, that in itself, speaks volumes. I encourage you to seek Mr. Yetman to represent your Real Estate endeavors; he is energetic, ethical and makes himself accessible to your needs.
I consider it to have been a pleasure to have the opportunity for Mr. Yetman to represent my best interests, the results have been impeccable.
Raymond B. Hill
To Whom it May Concern:
After trying to sell my home privately, and being unable to secure a deal that did not fall apart on financing, I enlisted Dave Yetman of Century 21 All Points.
I would highly recommend David as your real estate agent of choice. His knowledge and accessibility were invaluable to me in selling my home. David is not one of those agents to “sign and dash”. We kept in constant communication and he was more than flexible in working around my limited free time. I was also extremely pleased at David’s electronic notification of showing process as I had a tenant in the home throughout the process.
He absolutely called me out on the value of my home – an educational but sobering process nonetheless. All in all, David is a relationship guy with an informed and frank approach to the real estate market, yet with a great sense of humour thrown in for good measure. Thanks to David & Century 21 All Points!
To whom it may concern;
We used David Yetman as our REALTOR to sell our old property (which we had tried to sell privately) and buy our new home. David proved to have expert market knowledge, giving us some great tips on what was needed to sell our home. As a result the property sold quickly and only just under the asking price.
His knowledge proved invaluable again when purchasing our new property, saving us several thousands of dollars off the asking price.
His service is extremely fast and efficient, whilst maintaining the best interests of his client to the forefront.
I would thoroughly recommend David as a REALTOR to friends, family in the future, he is a pleasure to deal with, and a true professional!
Rob & Maxine Brewer
Re David Yetman
Century 21 All Points
David Yetman has assisted us with the sale and purchase of two homes and we have been very happy with his assistance
Most recently he helped us to sell a property in an area where many homes have been very slow to sell. (Often greater than a year)
Dave uses current technology to the maximum benefit of his clients. He ensured that our property was viewed by as many buyers as possible by using social media and YouTube and he makes signing documents convenient and accessible using his iPad.
Dave has provided us with excellent advice throughout the process. Dave stayed in touch with us and was always available to answer our questions. Dave ensures that he has very current knowledge of the local and global real estate market.
Dave provided us with contact names for services that we required during our move and we have been pleased with the services they have provided. The building inspector provided a very thorough inspection and Dave suggested we have a sewer inspection which showed an issue that required repairs, Dave monitored the work closely and gave us regular updates on the progress.
Dave provided a very helpful moving checklist to help us ensure that we were ready when the time to move came.
We would highly recommend David Yetman’s knowledge and expertise to anyone requiring the assistance of a real estate agent.
We have personally recommended Dave to two of our coworkers who were having difficulty selling their homes with their current agent. We would not hesitate to do so again
Excellent Real Estate, very pleased with Dave's assistance
Joe and Patricia LeClair
To whom it may concern,
I recently relocated back to Halifax from Toronto and was working on a very tight timeline in order to move from one City/employer to another. David acted on my behalf as the purchasing R/E agent. Due to the time constraints, I was forwarding numerous house possibilities to David on very short notice (basically every day) David was excellent at arranging many of these short notice viewings as well as suggesting properties I was not aware of. Once I settled on a prospective property, David was aggressive in representing my interests and I am certain the entire process would have been much more onerous with another agent of lesser capabilities. I should also note that Dave is excellent with his communications at all times and responded very quickly to all of my issues and concerns. David is also very connected within the community and assisted me with inspections, legal and even cleaners. I would not hesitate to use David again, I couldn't ask for more in an agent.
CENTURY 21 All Points