Angel Prescott-Brown | March 31, 2013
Associate Director, Corporate HR for BCE
We have had the experience of working with Trisha Bowman for several months, we had a high priced home that was for a specific buyer and we knew we would have to bide our time until that right buyer came along, Trisha never pushed us to adjust our price or to take a deal that wasn't right and when that right buyer came along Trisha worked with the other agent to get us the best price/deal for both parties. She is friendly, knowledgeable in the market and truly takes the time to get to know her clients and their needs. This is not the first house we have sold, so we have dealt with other agents in the past and have not had the dedication like Trisha shows her clients, even when she had multiple listings/clients, she juggled everybody like a pro, even with a young family at home to manage as well. Trisha's dedication to getting us the "right" house was second to none, she went through a difficult purchase with us and read the sellers intentions bang on, even though they were less than professional and chose to sell their house privately. We would definitely recommend Trisha to anybody looking to sell their home and will definitely utilize her services again should we sell in the future.
In the summer of 2009, I decided to make the move to Barrie. Having visited several times, I knew that’s where I wanted to make my home. I contacted two real estate agents through their listings and Trisha contacted me right away. This may have been one of the luckiest events of my life thus far.
I just wanted to take the time to let you know how truly wonderful Trish Bowman is. This is my 2nd sale and purchase with her. She was very patient and understanding during one of the most difficult times in my life this year all while trying to sell my house. She went above and beyond the call of duty and found us the perfect house at the perfect price. I couldn't have done this with out her help. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for an agent. I would certainly retain her again but I think I have found my dream home.
I’m writing to you to tell you about my experience working with Trisha Bowman. I find in today’s busy world people are often quick to speak up when they feel they’ve been wronged or received a substandard service or product; however, I don’t think as many people take the time to voice with the same vigor their positive experiences or when they feel they’ve received exceptional service.
I required the services of a real estate agent at a very upsetting and emotional time: I was recently separated. I met Trisha at a viewing I had scheduled at one of her own listed properties (I was not yet represented). I immediately liked her non-pushy, warm, relaxed and friendly approach. A few weeks later when I decided to start interviewing agents, I narrowed my search down to Trisha and another woman who came very highly recommended to me by a childhood friend.
Prior to the interview process, I had decided that this was a time to be as blunt and honest as possible about my expectations. I have a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, and my day is driven both by his needs and his routines. During the interview process, I clearly spelled it out to both candidates that my primary focus was to find the best new house for me to start my life over with my son, that I would be looking at private-for-sale properties, that I could not do showings at times which would interfere with my son’s established routines, and that I could not have a sign on the lawn as it would cause him immeasurable anxiety. I wanted to be kept in the loop as much as possible about anything going on with my property, and I expected to have my communications returned quickly. Trisha did not bat an eye at any of my expectations.
After deciding to hire Trisha, she immediately set about showing me why I made the right choice. Trisha knew that my stress and anxiety about the buying and selling process would be alleviated by being constantly kept informed on what was going on with my property. I must have apologized a hundred times for being such a pain in her butt and for being so high maintenance, and Trisha was always beyond gracious. She
never once made me feel badly for calling or e-mailing her, even when I know I was being a pain in her butt! And she immediately informed me of any changes or progress with my property.
Trisha also never put any pressure on me to accept offers with closing dates that would have displaced my son & I. She understood completely that that moving twice would be too much upheaval for my son to handle. She constantly reassured me that my property would sell for a good price with a closing date acceptable to me. As a parent of an autistic child going through a separation and the buying and selling process, Trisha’s understanding, reassurance, kindness and no-pressure approach was so appreciated.
When I found a private-for-sale property that I really liked, Trisha came to see it with me, gave me her opinion on it and helped me draft an offer to purchase (which was subsequently declined). And I’m SO glad it was declined, because days later Trisha found the perfect little house for my son and I to start our new life over in. It is perfect for us in every way, and I couldn’t be more excited or pleased.
The reason this letter is so long and detailed is because I’m hoping to impress upon you what a fantastic member of your team Trisha is. She represents Leclair Realty with integrity, warmth and class, and you are very fortunate to have her.
Tammy Di Saverio
What can we say about Trish Bowman? There is a lot but I don't want to clobber her website with a ten page essay! Let me begin by saying that in February of 2007, as I was getting ready to retire from the Armed Forces, my wife and I began looking for houses in the Barrie area. We had lived there before and would return, as I had to relocate for my new employment.
We searched the internet and found several houses that we were interested in. Trish listed one of the houses we really liked and so we called her right away. Trish was very prompt to return our call and a date was set for a week long house hunting venture in April. As it happened within days of that call, the house we liked would be sold before we could see it. Not to be defeated, Trish had not only all the houses that we liked lined up to see, but also several others.
After our first meeting, I knew that not only was she a true professional but she really enjoyed her job and cared about her client's needs and desires. After viewing only a few homes with Trish, she was able to quickly determine exactly what we were looking for and was not shy to eliminate some of the ones we thought we would like from what we saw on the internet even though they were her own listings!
So, we found the perfect house with all that we were looking for in a great neighbourhood. Not only did Trish find us that house, but as I had to return to Alberta to my duties, she continued to act on our behalf by arranging and attending the home inspection, constantly calling and emailing progress updates on the deal as we negotiated. Trish even hired an engineer to address one of the concerns of the inspector. This involved many hours of additional work and effort on her part and all the while, getting ready to give birth to her first baby!
Well, the deal went through and we moved to Barrie and into our new home. Trish was there when we arrived and began settling in and welcomed us. She even bought a new window valued at nearly $500.00 that the previous owner had broken as they moved out of the house!
Now that the business relationship has concluded, Trish has visited several times to check up on us and we have met her beautiful baby girl, Mackenzie. My wife and I can't help but feel that if Trish is so dedicated to her clients, she must also be a great and loyal friend! We definitely hope to continue to see Trish and her family on a less formal basis to confirm these suspicions!
Thanks for everything Trish. You are definitely the best Realtor we have ever worked with…and there have been many!
Duane & Jeanette Boosamra
Trisha Bowman made our Buying and Selling of a home a really enjoyable experience. She understood exactly what we wanted for our family to live in and helped us to find a home we are so pleased with!
Anyone selling a home knows how stressful it can be. Trisha had great confidence that our house would sell and with her excellent knowledge of the market she knew exactly how to price our house appropriately and it sold in less than three weeks for the asking price. Trisha answered all of our questions and was by our side through the entire adventure, whether it was just always answering the phone when we called or being able to show us a house as soon as possible. We felt like we were Trisha’s #1 priority and now we couldn’t be happier.
We recommend Trisha to anyone and everyone Buying or Selling. Thank you so much Trisha!
The McCullough Family
I first met Trish when I saw a house I liked on the internet and wanted to view it. I called Trish and set up the appointment as she was the listing agent...right away we hit it off. Trish was honest and very helpful with all my questions, as a first time buyer I had many. Trish took me through 10 different houses before I found the one I liked. Trish was able to get my house for thousands less then the asking price. Again, Trish was there to help me through the process after the offer was put through. Trish called me almost everyday to give me updates, she even recommended a great mortgage broker as well as a lawyer. Trish has far exceeded my expectations as a realtor and has also become a great friend. I would recommend Trish to anyone who wishes a pleasant home buying experience! Thanks Trish for making everything happen.
Your friend Trevor.
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