Last fall, 2010, we listed our home in Grey Highlands, with Monika Gibson. In fact, she had also been our Realtor to move up there, the year before. Both moves were time consuming and difficult because of circumstances that required us to travel distances and, for the second move especially, most of the process had to be done by me while Roland went back to work in the Hamilton area. I can’t say enough about Monika’s abilities, real estate savy, and a wonderful sense of humour. She offered help and advice at every bump in the road and understood how to keep us on track when we would have given up or lost our cool! She never hesitated to go that extra mile, literally, when we had to meet Roland half way to get his signature, when our house sold! No matter what happened, good or bad, we knew that Monika was there for us.
We wanted you to know how special we think that Monika is and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her in the future! Kate & Roland
We met Monika in November, 2011. We had just driven to Collingwood from London, Ontario and dropped into the Century 21 office unannounced. We had an urgent need to see a Real Estate Representative. Monika dropped everything to see us without notice. This impressed us as it was clear that Monika is focused on Customer Service. She had a real desire to help us in light of our situation. She did just that.
Due to employment reasons, we were required to re-locate to Collingwood within 60 days. We knew very little about Collingwood and it's beautiful surrounding area. We needed a new home within a short period of time.
Monika listened very carefully to our needs and desires and understood our situation. She recognized the urgency of the situation and arranged for us to return about a week later so that she could show us around the town. She arranged to let us view some of the residences which were available upon our return. She assured us that everything would be fine and that we would find something to meet our needs within the required time frame.
We returned to Collingwood and Monika then went to work. After viewing only one residence which was not right for us, Monika knew exactly what we wanted. She took us to the residence that she thought we would desire and sure enough, we loved it!!! It was exactly what we were looking for. Monika negotiated all of the details and we took possession on December 9th. She also made recommendations with respect to movers and service providers in the Collingwood area. We felt so relieved. We felt so lucky to have been taken care of by Monika Gibson. Monika made things happen for us.
To any prospective clients, we would both like to say that Monika is a very knowledgeable and caring Real Estate Professional. She listens to the needs of her customers very closely. She then strives to address those needs. She is very passionate about her work and this was clearly evident to us. She is also a very compassionate person.
It is without hesitation that we highly recommend Monika to any and all prospective clients in this wonderful town of Collingwood and its surrounding area.
When we have another real estate need, we will be visiting Monika, without a doubt.
Sherri & John King
What motivated me to buy a cottage in Georgian Triangle?
I've always wanted to own a cottage. I live in a condo downtown Toronto so I don't have much outdoor space at all. The Collingwood area appealed to me as I was looking for a four season retreat where I could be active. Collingwood offers many opportunities to be active throughout all 4 seasons at a reasonable price. My new retreat is perfectly located between Wasaga Beach and Collingwood's Blue Mountain with access to the vast Collingwood trail system.
Home ownership is important to me as it is a sound investment which will provide gains in the future as well as ability to enjoy in the present.
I would suggest to other women interested in purchasing a second property to work with a local RE agent, and lawyer etc. In smaller communities word of mouth is extremely important in obtaining trusted referrals and advice. My RE Agent, Monika Gibson, not only put me at ease with respect to some of my concerns with respect to being able to manage a second property on my own, but introduced me to many local vendors whom I engaged in helping me keep the property maintained for a reasonable price (lawn cutting service + plow service). Monika also was able to swiftly make appointments for inspections etc while I was still in town to reduce my travel. Obtaining a local lawyer is important as they will know of any local concerns you should have regarding a specific area and my lawyer also made the process very easy for me which expedited a fast closing!
Sharlene Locke: President, Personal Insurance Practice - Ontario Region; HUB International
CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc., Brokerage*