Testimonials

What Clients Are Saying

I’m especially proud to let you read this section of our web site. These letters and emails in the form of testimonials, that we have received from past clients, speak volumes as to how Maureen and I work in real estate. It’s all fine and well for us to tell you that we do good work, etc but it’s an entirely different matter for you to read how our past clients express what we have done for them. One of the things that we tell our clients, is that we are here for the “long haul”…. from beginning to end. And YES, we can even meet up with you at our local Kingston airport to pick you up on your arrival. It’s just the way we work. Sometimes the whole story that comprises real estate can be very straightforward as to how things work out and other times,…. it can get quite complicated,…. as real estate can occasionally be.

Whatever the case, we want to be your link to real estate and for your search and transaction to be as seamless as possible. We have lots of experience and we work with one of the best real estate companies in Canada.

Please give us a call and then let’s move forward. We’re always available!

In the meantime have a read below to find out what makes us some of the best agents in our region.

Jenny and Fred Yang, Kingston

Thank you so much for your help and efficient work, without which we definitely could not get such a wonderful house with such a satisfactory price.  Also, thank you so much for the exquisitely prepared gift from you and Doug.

Jenny and Fred Yang, Kingston

Sandra Alliston and Jack Mallette

Doug Blackstock was recommended to us by one of his previous clients. We found him to be very personable, professional and efficient. Doug kept us up to date with the progress of our sale via email and telephone messages. Our house was sold only four days after we listed it with Doug. He offered his expertise when negotiating time arose and assisted us in securing a selling price, very close to the asking price of our home. We highly recommend Doug to anyone contemplating selling his or her home, as we feel he is a very conscientious, competent agent.

Sandra Alliston and Jack Mallette

John and Barb Wright

We had occasion to work with Doug Blackstock through our recent move. It was a difficult time for us, as it took us eleven months to sell our house in another province. Throughout this ordeal, Doug worked with us with patience and humour. Doug showed us over numerous homes and never complained as we changed our minds. He provided us with listing upon listing and took us everywhere, both in the city and the countryside. Doug understood our needs and worked with us to obtain the best deal. Doug exemplified professionalism. We would not hesitate to recommend Doug for anyone’s real estate needs.

John and Barb Wright

Jill and Marc

A Portion of a Recent Email to Maureen and Myself From Past Clients. It’s letters like these that make it all worthwhile!

How’s everything in the real estate world? You’re both so passionate about what you do (although it must be nice to have a break, as well!). Are you helping any other Jills and Marcs with their home search in Kingston? 🙂 Any time we see a Cadillac, we think of you guys and check to see if it’s adorned with a “PROPERTY” licence plate.

Time does indeed fly, doesn’t it? Hard to believe it was a year ago that we deplaned and you guys took us under your wing. We will be forever grateful for how well you both treated us. We watch some property shows on HGTV and feel a little disappointed when a couple looks at 30+ homes and ends up not purchasing. Thankfully the 31st one was a charm for us (exaggerating, I know, but we appreciate Doug’s patience with showing us everything and the kitchen sink!) 🙂

Jill and Marc

Colonel (ret’d) John and Doreen Marteinson

When my wife and I recently moved from Toronto to Kingston, we were exceptionally fortunate to find Doug Blackstock to act as our agent. We immediately developed a superb rapport because of Doug’s efforts to understand exactly what we wanted in our new home. He really looked after our interests. As a result of his work on our behalf we found just the right house in a matter of days, and at a better price than we thought possible.I wholeheartedly recommend Doug to anyone looking to buy a home in the Kingston area.

Colonel (ret'd) John and Doreen Marteinson

Linda Johnston

We have had the pleasure of working with Doug Blackstock over the course of about six months. Prior to having any details about our relocation, we communicated by telephone and through the internet consistently. Doug was a wonderful source of information and diligently kept up all new listings and would not hesitate to call us if a home fitting our needs would become available.

Having only a few days notice to find a home and after viewing select homes, we quickly found the house of our dreams. Doug went well out of his way to accommodate our schedule, making us feel as though our needs were important to him. His level of professionalism and expertise was unsurpassed.

We do not hesitate to recommend Doug Blackstock to anyone as we know his clients will certainly benefit from his vast experience, knowledge and valuable recommendations.

Thank you Doug, for your tremendous effort throughout the hectic holiday season.

Linda Johnston

Paul K. Fessler

I just had to write you about how thrilled I am with my recent condo purchase in Kingston! You provided top-notch service throughout the entire process, and it was a pleasure working with you to achieve my investment objectives.

When I first came to you with my interests in Kingston real estate, you quickly zeroed-in on exactly what my needs are and what I was trying to accomplish. Together we identified three suitable condo buildings and also a few others with considerable “potential.” I understood clearly what the comparative strengths and limitations of each building are for my investment goals. And you did all this without me needing to look at lots of marginal properties.

When a unit came available in my first-choice building, we were able to move swiftly to negotiate and close the deal. Units do not come up in this particular building very often, and I was so pleased that I was able to come to agreement on price and terms smoothly and promptly. The sale was concluded just a few weeks later, as smooth as butter.

As a buyer from the US, there were so many differences and details buying property in Canada. You kept me informed at every step, and you managed all those details smoothly. Doug Blackstock is a complete professional! In your business practices I see the perfect marriage of expertise, thoroughness, and great service.

I recommend Doug Blackstock without hesitation! Doug is efficient, sincere, sharp, and thorough. These abilities set you apart from the crowd of everyday agents. You truly make Real Estate look “easy”! Thanks again!

Paul K. Fessler

Terry Willing, Kingston

Just wanted to say thank you to you folks for all the extra effort you are putting into the deals for Cheryl. I have never heard of a firm going to all that extra work. You guys have gone way over the top and it is very much appreciated. Thank you! Anything I could say falls short of the kudos that you folks deserve. You have gone so far above and beyond and the stories of that will be told for some time to come.

Terry Willing, Kingston

Genie and Cory Magliaro, Amherstview

It was a pleasure working with Maureen and Doug.  As new home owners and then sellers, they put us at ease and answered all our questions and concerns.  We knew they were only a text away day or night and they always responded very quickly.  We would highly recommended Maureen and Doug and their support team who all went above and beyond for us.  As a result we love the house we bought and sold quickly when we had to move.  Thank you so much!

Genie and Cory Magliaro, Amherstview

Glen and Suzanne Pike

Just a quick note to thank you again for the great job you did for us on our recently-completed transaction. You came well recommended by lawyer Doug Slack and we were impressed with your level of professionalism and enthusiasm. You kept us well informed throughout the process even though I am in Montreal and you are in Kingston. Although the process was quite a distance from the center of Kingston, your hard work and diligence resulted in your finding just the right buyer. Receiving regular updates on your progress, including fax copies of advertising that you had done on our behalf and promotional material you created and distributed to other agents, made us feel that you were actively, and consistently, making every effort to sell the property. Probably the most important thing to us in this transaction was the fact that we feel that both Buyer and Seller were treated fairly, and negotiations were handled professionally. Once again, thank you for the effort you put in on our behalf. We appreciate your way of interacting with clients that is friendly and makes one feel totally at ease and confident. It would be our pleasure to refer other potential clients in the future.

Glen and Suzanne Pike

Jack Chong

Sorry that I have not written sooner. I was sincerely and greatly impressed by your attention and service to Andrew and Patti in their extremely difficult circumstances. I would highly recommend you to anyone selling or buying a home.

Jack Chong

Peter and Pam Spurling, Kingston

We’re really happy in Kingston and our condo on Barrett Court suits our summer residence needs perfectly. Thanks again for taking care of our real estate needs and everything that you did to help us along the way.

Peter and Pam Spurling, Kingston

Daniel Winsor & Linda Higginbottom

As first time home buyers, my wife and I were intimidated and overwhelmed by the process. Your knowledge of the real estate market was instrumental in both finding and purchasing our home. Despite our compressed time schedule throughout, you were always approachable and made yourself available to suit our needs. As a former military service member, you were a definite asset in understanding our family’s unique housing needs. We would not hesitate to use your services in the future and will recommend you to others.

Daniel Winsor & Linda Higginbottom

Warren and Holly Mabee, Kingston

Yes, I’d like to say thanks as well. We just couldn’t be more pleased with how things have gone!

Warren

 

Thanks to both of you for all of your work on our behalf over the years. We are thrilled about the new house, and really happy about how quickly ours sold!

Holly Mabee

Warren Mabee, Kingston

Jill and Barri Chamberlain, Kingston

Over a three-month period, Doug Blackstock worked with us on the sale of two separate properties and the purchase of one. He proved to be very knowledgeable about the real estate market and made himself available to us at all hours. We were very pleased with the assistance he afforded us and we were completely satisfied.

Jill and Barri Chamberlain, Kingston

John DiPaolo

This letter is to thank Doug Blackstock and his wife Maureen for the time and effort they put into my real estate purchase. I recently bought a house, with them as my acting agents and I couldn’t have asked for better service. I was a first time home buyer and therefore didn’t know the industry all that well. Doug was extremely patient and helpful, showing me well over 20 homes during my search. He gave me advise on all the small details regarding buying a new home, that I would never have known on my own. His advise and caring demeanor went above and beyond the call of duty. I have and will recommend Doug’s services to friends and family for their future real estate needs. If and when I leave my current home, I would not hesitate to call upon Doug and Maureen for their services once again. After hearing several horror stories from people having poor experiences with real estate agents, I consider myself extremely lucky to have worked with Doug and Maureen.

John DiPaolo

Steven A. Macintyre

Over a three-month period, Doug Blackstock worked with us on the sale of two separate properties and the purchase of one. He proved to be very knowledgeable about the real estate market and made himself available to us at all hours. We were very pleased with the assistance he afforded us and we were completely satisfied.

Steven A. Macintyre

Rachel Neadow and Nathan Hickey

Smooth Transition

It certainly has been a smooth transition I must say. Nathan and I are greatly appreciative for all your help. We will definitely keep you in mind for family and friends looking for realtors!

We are looking forward to moving in! Just waiting on the go ahead to get the keys!

All the best and thank you so much again!

Rachel Neadow and Nathan Hickey

Joanne Griffin, Kingston

It was you and Doug who navigated us through the obstacle course and what a course it was! Like I said before, could not have done it without you! I felt complete confidence in everything you suggested, you really have found your niche.

Joanne Griffin, Kingston

R.W.

Maureen & Doug,

I know I will keep in touch with you both, but I feel I need to express my deepest thanks to you for your friendship, help and support. Maureen, you and I connected very quickly. You immediately began to help me, even when I didn’t ask for it. You and Doug both are such great people and I will always appreciate what you have done for me.

Doug, I thank you for guiding me down this path I have taken. There are not enough people in the world that care about others like you do!

R.W.

Connie Wilson

Over the past three years, you have helped me sell two homes (one in the city and one in another town) and to buy one home in the local area. Because of your professionalism and desire to help others, I feel I couldn’t have chosen a better agent. You devoted many hours to my cause and for this I say thank you, with a great deal of gratitude. I trust your future will be happy in the field you have chosen. Thanks again and my God bless.

Connie Wilson

Mark & Wendy Brown

Just a note to let you know that we very much appreciated the effort you and Maureen put into getting our house sold for us. You were very professional, yet made us feel comfortable right from the beginning as you explained in great detail all of the myriad of forms we were going through. Your attention to detail and your patience made us feel very comfortable in making one of the biggest transactions of our lives.

In closing, you made the whole process flow smoothly for us and we truly appreciated the loyalty and professional manner in which you guided us through the process from beginning to end. We are off to BC, where we are starting a new chapter in our lives, thanks in no small part to yourself and Maureen. Take Care.

Mark & Wendy Brown

Joanne Griffin, Kingston

It was you and Doug who navigated us through the obstacle course and what a course it was! Like I said before, could not have done it without you! I felt complete confidence in everything you suggested, you really have found your niche.

Joanne Griffin, Kingston

Peter Grzelak & Amanda Roberts

We are extremely pleased with the experience of purchasing our first home. Both of you were extremely instrumental in the deal and we commend your efforts. Once again, it was a pleasure and we will refer our friends and family to you in the future.

Peter Grzelak & Amanda Roberts

Ed & Susanne – Kingston

We just wanted to express how much we enjoyed working with you on the sale of 57 McKeown. You always made time for us, worked around our busy summer schedules, and treated us like we were the only clients you were working with, despite it being the peak of the “real estate season” for you. We appreciated all the research you had done in the area before listing the house, and how you followed up quickly and thoroughly on any comments or questions we had, Our calls and emails were always promptly answered, and you were willing to do Open Houses practically every weekend. We couldn’t have asked for more, and will definitely use your services if and when we are involved in another real estate transaction in future.

Ed & Susanne - Kingston

Tim and Debbie Laprade, Kingston

Thank you for the great service you provided, while helping us to buy our first home. We appreciate how responsive you’ve been to our questions and our needs. Thanks Again!

Tim and Debbie Laprade, Kingston

Natalie & Mike Foran, Amherstview

Thank you both so much for making this process so easy and enjoyable for us. You were always around when we needed you and able to answer all of our questions. Doug thanks for all your helpful information, great resources and contacts. Maureen thank you for organizing all the listings so that we could narrow things down on our house hunting trip. You both go above and beyond to make your clients feel valued and appreciated. You are the best at what you do!

Natalie & Mike Foran, Amherstview

Jose and Odete Arruda, Kingston

We thank you so much for what you did for us. When we called you, we were desperate, but you took things in consideration so fast that we felt relieved. Your way of being so active, really helped and you gave us a hand finding the house that we needed so much for that certain date, and in just a few days everything was possible. We admire you for being so prompt, and for sure in the future we will remember you, so once again you can do your good work for us. Thanks.

Jose and Odete Arruda, Kingston

Gina & Paul Bearne, Seeley’s Bay

We truly appreciate all the hard work you put in to find us the right home!

Gina & Paul Bearne, Seeley’s Bay

Eric and Aimee Hill (and Lilly), Garrison Kingston

We just wanted to say thank you for everything!  We had a great experience selling with you guys.  Your time and your assistance was greatly appreciated!  We will be sure to refer you on to anyone we know.  Take care.

Eric and Aimee Hill (and Lilly), Canadian Forces Kingston

Pat & Joanne McMahon

Joanne & I wish to express our extreme gratitude for all your professional knowledge and assistance in which you provided us and guiding us throughout the purchase process of our new home.

Pat & Joanne McMahon

Katie Kelsey, Kingston

Thank you so much for helping me with the sale on Queen Mary Road and all of your extra time put into it!

Katie Kelsey, Kingston

Linda Johnston-Thorley

We have had the pleasure of working with Doug Blackstock over the course of about six months. Prior to having any details about our relocation, we communicated by telephone and through the internet consistently. Doug was a wonderful source of information and diligently kept up all new listings and would not hesitate to call us if a home fitting our needs would become available.

Having only a few days notice to find a home and after viewing select homes, we quickly found the house of our dreams. Doug went well out of his way to accommodate our schedule, making us feel as though our needs were important to him. His level of professionalism and expertise was unsurpassed.

We do not hesitate to recommend Doug Blackstock to anyone as we know his clients will certainly benefit from his vast experience, knowledge and valuable recommendations.

Thank you Doug, for your tremendous effort throughout the hectic holiday season.

Linda Johnston-Thorley

John & Zella Morgan

Just a short note to express our thanks for handling the sale of our home. As I said one day, you are a great duo who complement each other in a professional manner.

John & Zella Morgan

Marc & Jill Bonnell-Hollett

We can’t thank you both enough for your help, patience and guidance these past months. Kingston feels more comfortable knowing people like you are in it. Many, many thanks!

Marc & Jill Bonnell-Hollett

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