I won’t lie: It was a real challenge to keep this concise and not ramble on about how fantastic it was to work with Sandra.
We went looking for a place in The County and ended up with a true friendship. Sandra was a constant source of reassurance, knowledge and optimism as my brother and I worked through discovering the ever-vast wards of Prince Edward County, and the many frustrations of a hot, sellers’ market.
After two failed offers we were feeling discouraged, and it was Sandra’s passion for this beautiful region of Eastern Ontario that kept us focused on finding an investment property. Her experience in real estate goes beyond The County, and it was this knowledge that led us to discover beautiful Brighton and Presqu’ile Bay where we found our home.
Sandra provided guidance through every stage of the offer process, and literally jumped for joy with us when our offer was accepted. She is never pushy, always honest and her dedication to her clients goes beyond any standard realtor agreement.
We will always be grateful for picking up the phone and finding Sandra at the end of the line, and will continue to give her a ring whenever we are in town.
Looking forward to having you over Sandra, with some Chardonnay and Maple Cheddar.
Cheers!Petra & Brennan
Thanks so much for all your hard work guiding Petra and Brennan to the successful purchase of their first property. You have been amazing, knowledgeable, patient and caring. We really appreciate all that you have done. We hope to stay in touch.
COUNTY & QUINTE LIVING
by Catherine Stutt
It was, on the surface, as is perhaps typical of a bio medical researcher, a logical process – locate a solid investment property in an attractive tourism region close to home base in Toronto, build an energy efficient home, and enjoy it on weekends and holidays until retirement. The charm of the destination soon made this much more than a rational experiment and the continuing journey quickly became a much more personal adventure for David and Louise Bazett-Jones. After combing Prince Edward County for the perfect land, the couple had a rather daring introduction to the property where they would eventually build their retirement home. Their realtor, Sandra Foreman, recalled the day they found the ideal property. “I wanted to show them every aspect so I drove along the adjacent secondary road for a close-up view. It was passable a few days earlier, but heavy rain turned the lane into a lake, completely covered with water from one side to the other. Afraid of losing traction and becoming mired, I gunned the borrowed pickup truck and we made it. David and Louise instantly broke into applause and laughter, and lauded my driving skills. I’m happy to say, they bought that property and we’re still friends!”
Much of David and Louise’s journey from The Beaches in Toronto, where they still maintain a condo until they fully retire, to their 85-acre haven at the eastern reach of the County was equally planned, and substantially less dramatic. David is a respected researcher at The Hospital for Sick Children and Louise is an English teacher. Their familiarity with the area came via sending their two children to music camp in Milford every summer. “We came to know the County well,” laughed David. “I think we’ve been in every church and community hall for recitals.” For several years, David and Louise considered different ways of investing, and property in this attractive tourism region was a target destination. David began reading about energy and living more intelligently with nature. He renewed his interest in architecture and a larger plan developed. “We were fortunate to have a great realtor, and Sandra understood we were looking for specific features, not just an open field.”
See the full article at … http://www.solares.ca/pdf/CountyQuinteLiving_Summer2014_RosesCrossroad.pdf
Zach and I want to say thank you! You really made the “buying a house” process a lot easier and we knew we were in very good hands. You are truly great at your career!Rachel and Zach
Hearing from you is always the nicest emails of my day. You are a true Professional.
Thank you for your hard work.
Sandra is the quintessential realtor. Always ready to help in any capacity, she goes above and beyond what you would expect from an agent.
With us living 4 hours away Sandra really did become our eyes and ears in ‘The County’. By co-ordinating inspections and contractor’ s visits she took a lot of stress off us and made the process so much smoother.
Sandra’s knowledge of the area was invaluable to us as she guided us through the potential pitfalls of buying a rural property.
We not only found a great realtor, we also gained a true friend with whom we hope to get to know even more as time passes.
Thank you Sandra for all your efforts.Randy & Wendy Scott
It took a very long time for us to write this testimonial to thank Sandra Foreman of Royal LePage for her help, patience, endurance and eventual friendship over our year and a half pursuit of a County Property! It was simply because written words are hard to describe our thanks and appreciation.
Initial thoughts of a simple rural heritage property destined for future retirement enjoyment evolved to the quest for a property with history combined with property amenities that would keep our teenagers coming back to the County! Pretty quickly Sandy knew what we would and would not like but was patient in allowing us to find out ourselves and then us coming to the reality that her advice was better than countless hours spent on our own MLS searches!
In the end we were not only able to get a beautiful property that all of us could enjoy but the friendship of a wonderful agent and close friend. Sandy became not only our agent but our guide to the County and a wonderful example of the best the County has to offer!Tourneur/ Gilbride Family
I just wanted to let Royal LePage know that they are very lucky to have Sandra Foreman representing them. Sandra not only showed me the house I was interested in seeing, but she has gone above and beyond what I thought an agent would do for you regarding the purchasing of a property in Prince Edward County.
I live outside of Toronto and it has been very difficult getting back and forth to The County. Not only that, but the closing has been fast and there seems to be so much to do, especially when you are the only one making the decisions and arrangements. Sandra has become my right arm and has taken care of so many important things and all with a smile and an immediate response to all of my questions and requests. Sandra knows The County well and has been able to point me in the right direction with very pleasing results.
I can recommend Sandra highly as she is the kind of person that is not only your agent, but she also becomes a friend, making sure that your needs are foremost. When you first move into a new and different environment, being more than a salesperson is the most important thing to the client and Sandra fills that space very comfortably with warmth and commitment. I shall certainally pass on her name to any of my old and new friends, that are in need of good service and attention. This I can assure you, Sandra provides to all of her clients.
Sincerely, Lynne R. The new and happy owner of a lovely home in The County.
Thanks for the good wishes and all of your help, you have been amazing! So we are officially home owners today YAY! 🙂
Sandra was a constant resource to handle the entire process, assisting in developing a ‘catching’ listing including many pictures, plentiful presentation recommendations and providing personal added touches to enhance presentation of my house for sale, always displaying a breadth of professional market knowledge and advice. She obviously has a strong, varied network which can attract related business referrals and has gone the extra mile to guide, advise and close the deal!
Until I met Sandra, I could not have told you what makes a great real estate agent. I could, however, delineate a list of my disappointments with other real estate agents: those who never delivered what they promised, were unavailable and unresponsive, were reckless and/or negligent in their representations about the properties they were selling; those who breached the confidences reposed in them by their clients disclosing highly sensitive personal information that could prejudice a sale; and those who were clearly more concerned about marketing themselves than marketing my property,
Sandra is a highly responsive and sensitive communicator and handles her clients with timeliness and sensitivity. She demonstrates a high level of respect for others and integrates her business savvy with compassionate sensitivity. From the first moment I contacted Sandra I was comforted by the knowledge that I was dealing with a knowledgeable, experienced, and emotionally aware individual who was both available and responsive. Never did I feel that I was being passed over to her associates or underlings.
Sandra makes you feel as though she is working exclusively for you. And because of her compelling integrity, professionalism, and responsiveness you know you are in good hands.
Sandra delivers what she promises. She is a worldly and experienced businesswoman and talented photographer with savvy social media and web design skills, bringing an incredible aggregate of skills to the table.
Sandra puts the REAL in Real Estate.
“Wow, that was fast. Thank you once again for going out of your way for us and for such good and thorough follow up, for your generous and sage advice – and for our chats – you’re very generous.Thank you so much Sandy – We feel so lucky to have this beautiful place in the county and thank you for your support this year and your part in helping to make this happen.”
We thank you for sponsoring The County Theatre Group’s production of “HMS Pinafore”. The County Theatre Group is an amateur, registered not-for-profit organization that presents live theatre in Prince Edward County, thus giving local performers a chance to present high quality live theatre.The group also passes on its proceeds to local students in the form of scholarships to help further their education.
Yours truly,Greg Garrett, Secretary County Theatre Group
The Photo Show CLIC organizing committee reconvened last week to begin our plans for next year. Before moving ahead, our first order of business is to thank you for your support. This year’s show was enthusiastically received – we featured photographers from across Eastern Ontario and had over a thousand visitors to the show. On belalf of the committee, please accept our heartfelt thanks for your support.