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HGC Agent Janet Watts, Delivering World Class Standards in Quaint Exuma

“To the Christie Team,

Nancy and I want to extend our sincere thank you and appreciation for the very professional and thorough manner in which the sale of our house was managed by Janet Watts of HG Christie. The pricing and marketing of the house was spot on with a web site that I think was outstanding. Janet also went way beyond expectations in terms of constant communications and the handling of details necessary to make a long-distance transaction possible. She also collaborated brilliantly with our attorney,… to bring about a closing 30 days from the agreement. This must be a record on achieving a home closing on Exuma!

Our company, … trains executives including sales people for some of America’s most successful corporations … I mention this because our standards are very high in terms of business relationships. We will highly recommend Janet to our friends and those who are contemplating listing their home on Exuma.

We also have a second house at February Point that we will list with Janet …

Again, thanks to Janet and the HG Christie organization for a job well done. Feel free to use the Klassens as a reference in the future.”

Best regards,

Don and Nancy Klassen

HGC Exuma agent, Janet Watts, delivers dedication, energy and hard work

“By this note, I hope to inform your organization, of what you no doubt already know, that Janet Watts in your Exuma office is a dedicated, energetic , and hard worker.

She used extraordinary initiative in locating a buyer for my home in Exuma and followed up until the sale was consummated. I have know her for many years. During that time, I have always noted that she was a consistent professional and a credit to the Christie organization.

I am a long time resident/visitor of Exuma and I am quick to inform any of the friends I have gathered there, that Janice is the one to contact if you want to sale. It sure worked for me.

I feel that such dedicated and excellent performance by an employee should be recognized, hence I write this letter of appreciation.”

Harry Johnson

Former owner of

The Dream Catcher, Exuma

Taking Time to Understand Purchaser Needs Led to a ‘Stellar’ Experience

“A Pleasant Good Afternoon Donna,

Thank you kindly for all you help; this has been a long journey but you have been so patient with me.

Thanks a million, as always you did a stellar job. Keep up the good work. You have made every effort to learn what I was looking for in a home.

God bless.”

Warmest regards

Cosetta Y. Hall

Second to None & Brilliant

“Dear John,

I just wanted to write to tell you how pleased I was with the level of attention to detail and service that I received from one of your employees, Rhonda Waton. I have dealt with many real estate agents in my short life and it would appear that the ethos at HG Christie is second to none.

John Constantakis was also brilliant. You run a great team and I congratulate you.

Now I only hope that I can find my perfect Bahamas getaway! With the care and expertise that you provide as a company, I’m sure I will.
It’s been a pleasure…”

Kind regards,

Rhydian

January 2014

Many Thanks, Cara!

“Dear Cara,

We are now back at our offices, but we are moping about a bit because we are missing Nassau!

First and foremost, we want to thank you so much for your time, wisdom, and flexibility during our visits with you last week. You helped us tremendously in understanding the commercial real estate market in Nassau, and we are very grateful to you.

… someone with your skills, presence, and family history in the Bahamas Real Estate market. That makes us especially grateful to you! And as we work to establish a business presence in New Providence and The Bahamas, we do commit that we will push other business to you, and to expand our relationship with the Christie Firm.

Again, many thanks. It was a privilege to meet you and have your help last week. We now look forward to seeing/working with you again in the near future!”

Very best wishes,

Michelle Quinn

VxL International LLC

Thanks to Dwayne Wallas for the Appraisal

“Dwayne,

I just wanted to thank you for your appraisal as it helped tremendously with the property tax folks. I learned yesterday that after reviewing your entire report, they are lowering the assessment on the house to a reasonable figure.”

Regards,

Joan

Dear Mr. Christie:

“Dear Mr. Christie:

Please be advised that I compliment Ms. Janet Watts for the excellent job she did in listing my house, following up with the showings and contracting with purchasers. The professionalism throughout the listing term and final closing were second to none. Throughout the whole process, Ms. Watts was always informative on a timely basis, in regards to current prospective buyers and their follow up. She also was very helpful throughout the closing process, in coordinating with me, the purchasers and also my closing attorney.

In my personal opinion, Ms. Watts is a great asset to H.G. Christie, and in fact, a great asset to the island of Exuma, with her expertise in the real estate field and her honesty and trustworthiness.”

Sincerely,

Clive D. Goodwin, III, Rotonda West, FL

A gem of an agent

“Hello John Christie, I wish to extend a word of praise to you on behalf of one of your agents, Allison LaFrenier. Allison just completed the sale of my Grand Bahama home after nearly a year of the most trying of situations. Allison conducted herself with amazing grace and honesty throughout. Her patience and emotional support were outstanding. I in the United States and was unable to be on site. Thus leaving Allison the sole caretaker of all involved in the sale. I could go on and on with praise and appreciation, but let me most simply tell you: You have a gem of an agent with this outstanding woman. Congratulations to you and thank you!”

Dr. Barbara Greene

Dwayne Wallas Gets High Recommendation

“Dwayne,

I would like to thank you for the outstanding job you did in selling “our property”. You are truly a professional and I would highly recommend you to others.

Thanks again for all the hard work.”

J. A.

Above and Beyond

“Dear Rhonda,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your office staff so much for assisting us in the purchase of our dream property, the procedure was effortless thanks to you. It was a pleasure working with you.

I would also like to say thanks for the ongoing help and support we’ve received from you every time we are on the Island, and again to your office staff in the assistance with obtaining our building permit recently. I could not have asked for a better agent, you and your office staff have gone above and beyond what was expected and it is very much appreciated. I really can’t thank you enough for giving us the peace of mind of having this resource when we need it.

I wish you luck in all your future sales and I will have no hesitation in passing your name on to friends and family who may need a Realtor in the future.

Take care and I look forward to seeing you on the Island again soon.”

Denise Wilkes Wes vanderPloeg Ottawa, Canada

Home Sold in Two Months!

“Hello Elbert,

I just want to thank you for the hard work, dedication, commitment and professionalism that you displayed during this entire process. First, I just want to commend you in regards to your knowledge about the real estate market in the Bahamas and the advice that you gave me regarding my property. You were correct when you advised me that I should list the home for $xxxxxxxxxx and that you were confident that I would be able to have a sale with 6 months. You actually got a sale in 2 months, great job!

Second, throughout the process if I had a question or needed information in regards to this transaction, you were always available and would respond usually by email the very next day. This is so appreciated because most sales people, once they receive a sale, you tend to not hear from them again – You do not abandon your clients and that it is a great trait to have as a professional.

Finally, I just want to commend you for doing a fantastic job for me. Thank you for everything and I would DEFINITELY recommend you to anyone that I know who can use your services and if I had to do it all over again, I would choose no one else but you Elbert.

Thank you and continue to be successful, you are the best.

Sincerely,

Annamae M.”

Compliments to Donna Jones

“Dear Donna,

Retirement must be just around the corner!!!

You gave us exemplary service, always went the extra mile, checked on any information we needed and got immediate answers for us, and in short made our transition to moving to the Bahamas as smooth as silk!! You are one of a kind my dear, and that is why you are so successful in what you do!

Kind regards,

Sylvia”

Satisfied Rental Customer

“We are delighted and very much appreciate how quickly you have been able to arrange this (rental). Thanks again. I will recommend H.G. Christie to everybody!”

Michele H.

Robin Le Blanc – U.S. Attorney

“Thank you for your assistance in this case. I am very impressed by the quality of your work so far. If I ever need an appraiser in the Bahamas again, I will give you a call.”

John B. – West Virginia

“Ms. Christie,
I just wanted you to know how much I appreciated you taking time to speak with me during my extremely short stay in Nassau.

As you suggested, I have visited your website. WOW!! I have experienced many hundreds of real estate web sites and I will assure you that yours is tops.

I am currently attempting to digest the enormous amount of information provided, and I am quickly realizing that an investment/2nd home in the Bahamas will soon be a reality. Decisions, decisions.

Again, thank you for your kind attention. Your hospitality has opened a door to a new investment possibility that I was unaware of. I will plan a visit back to Nassau in April, and look forward to meeting once again.”

Anthony W. Wallas- Wizard Signs

“Thank you for recently providing the appraisal on my property.

The appraisal was carried in a timely and competent manner and the H.G. Christie Appraisal Report fully reflects the professionalism of the service that you provided.

Please be assured that for any future appraisal work, we shall be using only your office.”

Michelle Howard

“Thank you very much for all of your assistance in the expeditious preparation of my Appraisal Report. I am very excited about this purchase and have had a great deal of anxiety about the completion of this sale.

As I am sure you are aware, it has been difficult to be so far away while I am trying to conclude this sale. The promptness of your service will facilitate the conclusion of the sale. You were always available to respond to my anxious calls, and handled each call with true grace and absolute professionalism.

I would recommend you, personally, and HG Christie, as an institution to anyone considering a purchase in the Bahamas.”

Victor A. Hutcheson – Residential Appraisal

“I just wanted to say ‘a big thank you’ for the recent appraisal you did on my residence. Your willingness to work around my schedule was really appreciated and that personal touch so lacking in so many transactions today made the experience most rewarding.”

Fritz G. – Appraisal

“I am writing in regard to the Eleuthera, Bahama Property that you performed an appraisal on. I received the report about a week ago and was very happy with the presentation of the report . . . the support in the report strongly substantiated the value of the property to the court in the settlement of the Estate . . .

Thank you again for your help in this matter and I plan on using you in the future for similar transactions.”

L. and M. Nash – Bahamas Web Award

“Mr. Christie,

Just wanted to extend our congratulations on winning the Best of The Bahamas Web Award, as well as the other two awards! Well done and well deserved. We too find your website top-notch!!”

Charles S., Eleuthera

“As you know, the completion of the sale of Mallaig happened last Wednesday. I wanted to write to you to thank you for acting as my agent, but particularly I wanted to write about Elisa Pyfrom.

I hadn’t met Elisa until last September when she came round to do the appraisal on the house, but I was immediately impressed by her professionalism and knowledge. Until that point, I had pretty much decided to sign with (competitor) but after an hour with her, there was no contest.

In getting (the purchasers) interested in the house, I think she did an outstanding job. They weren’t targeting my type of property so it was a measure of her understanding and judgement… She was attentive, courteous and efficient throughout and in all respects she was a pleasure to deal with. A particularly nice touch was the champagne and nibbles she brought to the completion appointment.

…Elisa conducted herself impeccably.

Over the last few weeks I’ve been telling all my friends what a superb job Elisa did so I hope the word will spread.

In summary, Elisa is a credit to her profession and to HG Christie Ltd.”

David F. – Freeport

“We are now the happy owners of a property in Grand-Bahama thanks to the excellent services of your staff there.

Since it is the privilege of clients to complain when the services or attention they receive does not live-up to their expectation, I think it’s only fair that they should also mention it when the aforesaid services or attention meet or exceed their expectations.

I’m delighted to say that throughout the process, from the initial researches on the web, the request for additional information via email, the visit of the properties, the assistance with closing and even settling, your company has provided us with excellent services.

On the occasions we had to deal with Donna Jones, including (re)visiting properties during week-ends, we were also very pleased. The support we received from your staff… was a key element in deciding to move ahead and settle in the Bahamas.

The services supplied by your company exceeded by far other agents we had contacted, and indeed the ones of estate agents in europe we had to deal with in the past. Altogether we had the pleasant feeling of dealing with competent professionals interested in building long-term reputation…”

Serge K. – Australia

“Dear Vicky,

Many thanks for your gracious offer regarding the airport pick-up on Sunday. You are a true professional. In fact, I know some real estate agents here in Australia that should go to the Christie School in the Bahamas to learn the real art of customer service!”

Leslie S. & Dwight F. – Berwyn, PA

“We just heard the great news that our lot was sold. Dwight and I can’t thank you enough for all you did to make this happen. We truly have appreciated everything you and your fine company, H.G. Christie LTD, Real Estate, have done. Most of all, thank you for being who you are – a really incredible Real Estate Manager/Agent -refreshingly honest and direct, a terrific sales person, and most of all, a truly wonderful human being.

Dwight and I wish you and your company great continued success in every way.”

Les and Marla McIntosh

The level of professionalism and concern shown by yourself for our family in finding a property that was suitable was exemplary. It is not often that you find an individual as dedicated to their profession as you obviously are. I would have no hesitation in recommending you or your firm to anyone who is seeking a real estate ‘agent’ or ‘company’ of high caliber.”
“As a finder, closer and for complete follow up service H.G. Christie Ltd. provided us the service we needed for our move to The Bahamas and we would not hesitate to recommend them.”

Jack and Dorothy Baker, Lyford Cay, New Providence, Bahamas