... my down-to-earth & honest approach has earned me many friends.
Relocating from Alberta:
" We want to commend Bruce for the work he did in helping us find our current property. We found Bruce to be very personable and genuinely interested in learning what our needs were. He was always available to reach at any time that suited us and was very prompt in responding to our questions. If he didn't have an answer at his fingertips. he would research and find the answers for us in a timely manner.
Overall, we found Bruce was instrumental in making our property search a very pleasant experience and we would easily recommend his services to others. "
~ Ryan Sorgard - Calgary, AB ~
~ Randy & Rhonda Sorgard - Cobble Hill, BC ~
Buying a waterfront property:
" Whether it was helping us search for a waterfront property, or selling our View Royal townhouse, Bruce was energetic, considerate, and successful. He worked hard to ensure the process was comfortable for us while ensuring progress to our desired result. No request was too small for his full attention, and it was a pleasure to work with him.
Prior to becoming a Victoria Realtor®, Bruce had extensive experience in professional marketing and it shows. His energy and professionalism ensured a timely transition for us and we are very pleased with the outcome.
Our experience with Bruce was entirely successful and we would unreservedly recommend him to anyone considering a real estate transaction in the Victoria area.
~ Tom & Mary Ellison, Central Saanich, Vancouver Island ~
Moving to family home, then selling town house:
" I would be pleased to recommend Bruce to family and friends for their real estate needs. He was constantly available to answer questions, deal with concerns and help with tasks. He went above and beyond what I'd expect of a real estate agent ... and made sure that it (the home) was in pristine condition for viewings.
He was very much on top of things, and my house sold within ten days. In addition to his professional approach and competence, he is someone who can be trusted to act with ethical standards and consideration.
Selling a home can be stressful, but Bruce made it much less so and expedited the process.
~ Don Walls, Victoria ~
Buying larger home, then selling former home in down market:
" First , Bruce , after receiving our list of requirements for another house, sent us a very well chosen selection of those for sale in our neighbourhood, we saw the first on the list and bought it!
Bruce was a most untiring worker for us…during a downturn in the market when we were selling. He personally visited many houses which assisted us in pricing our home. Bruce brought in excellent advisors such as decluttering and staging companies for assistance. He was willing to spend time checking our house for insurance purposes while we took a vacation during the selling period.
He carried out an excellent marketing program for our unique property including ensuring everything was done ‘according to Hoyle’. He is skilled in the nuances of negotiation. Bruce’s style is collaborative, not opinionated or pushy. We could not have asked for a realtor who devoted more focused time on our needs."
~ Mick Collins & Marg Palmer, Victoria ~
Working with an estate sale:
" ... He is first of all a listener - someone with the patience to truly listen to a client, understand the client, and find avenues that best suit the client's needs... But what I most appreciated about Bruce was the time and energy he took on a personal level, whether volunteering to take me to view similar houses so that I could make accurate comparisons, or checking in periodically to make sure I was comfortable with the ongoing sales experience. "
~ Mr. Chet S., Washington State, USA ~
Helping young, growing family find space & great area of town:
" Thank you so much for selling our home so quick! 98% of list price in only 19 days! We are totally thrilled! And thanks for really listening to us when it came to finding the right home for our family. Your patience in our search for just the right home was incredible and because we followed your advice when that perfect home did appear we could make the first offer, an accepted offer. All your efforts helped the selling and buying process go so smoothly. We will definitely tell our friends and neighbors if they ever think of selling or buying to call you."
~ P. & M. Smith, Victoria ~
Professional couple downsizing:
" We highly recommend Bruce McCallum as a Realtor to any prospective buyers or sellers. He is professional, patient, and genuinely cares about his clients, personally. We could always count on Bruce to be timely, helpful, and focussed on us. He demonstrated vast knowledge in the field, and works hard for his clients. He spent countless hours showing us comparables before we listed our home, and regularly checked in with us to ensure that we were happy with the process. Our house sold in 13 days for 98% of the sale price! We are lucky to continue our relationship with Bruce, in our role as the “buyers”, where his patience and professionalism are very much appreciated in our search for the perfect home for us.
~ Lisa & Chris Boucher., Victoria ~