Testimonials

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The following testimonials were written by just some of my happy sellers and buyers. They have all been kind enough to give me permission to show you their correspondence. Their letters and words are very gratifying. It seems that my down-to-earth and honest approach has earned me many friends - I think that's fantastic!

Mimi was fantastic to work with.  Always quick to answer any questions and go beyond the typical realtor demands (being out of province buyers this was particularly important to us).  Mimi was supportive and easy to work while searching for our perfect home, which she ultimately helped us find and purchase. -Ashley and Joel Saurette

 

Mimi went above and beyond the call of duty, put up with all my questions and phone calls all hours of the day, she is one special lady would not hesitate to suggest her as a realtor or to use her again in the near future for our real estate needs. My house sold pretty fast for what I wanted and that is thanks to all her work. Mimi's marketing efforts and ability to get my home exposure lead to me selling my home at market value and negotiated the best terms possible. She's honest, hardworking and never told us things we wanted to hear, rather things we needed to hear as our advisor. We will be using her again in the near future and am so grateful to have her as a continual source of market information as well as any other real estate and mortgage needs. -Carolyn Munn-Middleton

Mimi worked with our family for more than 6 months in an effort to find a new home. We were new to the city of Victoria and were unsure of where we wanted to purchase a house to raise our family. Throughout the months we saw countless homes as we narrowed our search down. Mimi’s patience and timeliness were critical throughout the process. She maintained a positive demeanor when things looked bleak and forged ahead. We never felt pressured by Mimi to make the wrong choice or to settle. She worked well within our limits and helped us immensely in making the right decision.

Even after the purchase of our home, Mimi assisted with helping us to secure a home inspection and the best financing possible through a mortgage broker. She drove down the bank’s rate and saved us considerable money. All in, it was a very positive experience." - Jay Violini

I gave Mimi 5 stars because with her help we were able to list and sell our home in 3 days! She was great to work with and always available. She answered my calls every single time and I really felt that she would do whatever it took to sell our house quickly and for a fair price. I felt her advise was honest and helpful and she exceeded our expectations with the sale and all the issues that come with that process. Another big plus for us was that she wasn't pushy. I always felt she had ourselves and our tenants best interest in mind. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to buy or sell a house. Thanks Mimi! -Jon Sacknitz

I have worked with Mimi on the purchase of homes and she is great. Her response time is quick if I have any questions, and she is great at finding me the right home at the right price. I absolutely will use Mimi for my next home purchase. Thanks Mimi! -Nic Schofield

Mimi was an absolute superstar! We were buyers in a crazy Victoria market and at no point did we feel pressured to go over our budget or settle for a property that wasn’t right for us. Mimi was very patient with us, yet she was persistent when we were ready to make an offer and she went to bat for use everytime. We trust Mimi’s advice and she was honest at every turn. We would not hesitate to use Mimi’s services again or recommend her to friends and family. Thank you, Mimi! - Christina S

It was an absolute pleasure meeting and working with Mimi. I can unequivocally state that Mimi was outstanding in her role as a buyer’s agent. In fact, in all my years of buying and selling real estate, I have never met a realtor who is as efficient as Mimi. From our first meeting, she was highly professional, well organized, very knowledgeable of the market conditions, and had amazing interpersonal skills. Her attention to detail is quite unlike anything I have experienced before at the hands of a realtor. Mimi also follows up in a very timely fashion regarding all matters, regardless how large or small they are. She is thoughtful, helpful, and always looking for ways to improve the level of service she is offering. Mimi made buying real estate a pleasurable experience. It is without hesitation that I would recommend Mimi for all your real estate needs. - Mazzy M Macdonald

I had my home listed last year. Mimi did bring me an offer. But the people backed out at the last moment they were first-time buyers. She told me to take it off the market and wait until the spring as she knew that property values were increasing. So I did.I trusted her advice, And I'm glad I did. Early this spring Mimmi contacted me and said now is the time to sell. We had a few hurdles along the way but in the end she got me the price that I wanted. The house is now sold thanks to her and her perseverance. I highly recommend her, and if I ever have a home to buy or sell again I would definitely use Mimmi. She was a joy to work with. - Brenda Lane

Mimi was able to sell my condo at asking price within a week of listing. A lot of other realtors wanted me to jump through hoops with renovations and staging but she knew enough to know what would matter to the buyer. Would highly recommend her!! - Adel Boussenane

Mimi was super responsive. I appreciated that add this is how I like to do and how my clients expect me to respond to their needs. Well done Mimi. - Tyler Barrs

I would highly recommend Mimi Kates to be your realtor for your next home purchase. Mimi will work very hard, without being pushy, to help you find the home that is right for you, in your budget and that meets your needs. I can say with confidence that she makes herself available every day of the week, is highly ethical and can refer you to the best lawyers, oil tank scanners and home inspectors in Greater Victoria. Further, Mimi doesn’t get frustrated by a seller’s marker and will ensure that all of your offers (we had five) have your best interests in mind. It is without reservation that I would recommend Mimi Kates as your realtor and I would use Mimi again when buying or selling a home! - BH

Mimi was fantastic. Extremely bright..Very honest and trustworthy. We were sorry we could not buy a home in Victoria but there wasn't much availalbe in our price range and all of it required reno..We changed directions and decded not to buy in victoria but it had nothing to do with her lack of ability or effort.. We just got tired of being homeless and wanted to buy..closer to where we had lived due to convenience more than anything .. and exhaustion due to a difficult time we had had for two years attempting to develop a property we had purchased... We would definitely recommend her and will use her again when we 'retire' to Victoria in the future. - Libby Lang

Mimi is extremely professional, knowledgable, approachable, and really actually CARES! She made both of our sales very seamless for my family and I! Thank you Mimi! I will recommend to all my friends and family!!! - Linds

EXCELLENT EXCEELENT EXCELLENT IS ALL I CAN SAY!! - Dr. D BARNES

Mimi gives outstanding service & goes that extra mile. She really wants her clients to succeed and be happy with their new home. I highly recommend Mimi. She is rapidly becoming the top real estate professional in Victoria. - Theresa