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BAHAMAS REAL ESTATE //testimonials

"Mr. Daren Seymour, a Certified International Property Specialist, acted as real estate agent for the sale of our home in Western New Providence. During the engagement he arranged for multiple viewings and negotiations prior to concluding a successful sale for our listing.

During the time that our property was on the market, Daren and his team at Eden Estate Management also managed the property while it was on the market.

We have no hesitation in recommending Daren and his team to you in arranging your property transaction.

Please advise any further information required or queries."

Yours sincerely

IJ

Testimonial for Angela Darville:

It is with regret that we have not previously sent this note of appreciation for a job well done in the recent sale of our North Palmetto Point property in Eleuthera (SeaDuced Villa).

My spouse and I firmly believe in complimenting individuals for outstanding performance. After watching HGTV's Bahamas Life for several seasons, we always said that if we ever needed to work with a realtor in Eleuthera, it would be Angela Darville. I happened to be in the local BTC office (Governor's Harbor) when I first encountered this "celebrity". After some some basic conversation, Angela inquired about our living status. I explained to her that we were 'on the fence' whether or not to sell our property that we recently built.

Shortly thereafter, Angela contacted us to let us know that she had a client that was looking for a long term lease. Leasing the property long term was not our first option and appeared undesirable. However, with Angela's primary leadership we agreed to list the home for sale. As it turned out, Angela's suggestion for a price point was spot on! The previous day we had heard from another local realtor (competitor) that recommended a purchase price for over a million US $ less. Angela knew the market and was aware of this properties' value. Her first showing turned out to end in a full price offer.

We were worried about selling a home internationally, but Angela frequently communicated with us and made this a fairly easy and painless process. We plan on coming back to Eleuthera and who knows, we may endeavor upon another building project. I can assure you that we will seek out Angela Darville's services should we ever need a realtor again.

Our wish is for you to express your appreciation, on our behalf, to Angela!

Wishing you and everyone at HG Christie's good health and a successful 2022!

JK & PJ

Elbert Exudes Credibility

We have worked with Elbert for several years to rent our properties in the Bahamas. He exudes credibility, commitment, and determination. Since we do not live in the country it was important to get an agent we can trust. We are so fortunate to have found him. He has extensive market knowledge and an unmatched devotion to his clients. He provides quality service to build relationships with clients and more importantly, maintain those relationships by communicating effectively. We are beyond pleased with his work and the attention that he has given to us. It is such a pleasure to work with him and we wholehearted recommend him.

Drs. RC & BJC

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

Elbert is a Fantastic Realtor

Elbert is a fantastic Realtor. Whenever I am in the market for a new purchase I contact Elbert directly because of the level and quality of service I know I will receive. He is extremely reliable, professional, and ensures that there is constant and clear communication with his client. He is extremely thorough and exhausts all options to ensure that the client's needs are fulfilled. I would highly recommend Elbert's services to anyone who is looking for a top-quality Realtor.

CP

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

Mr. Thompson is an Exceptional Real Estate Agent

Mr. Thompson is an exceptional real estate agent! In 2004, I was fervently looking for a multifamily property for sale on the western side of New Providence, all the real estate companies I called said nothing was available, they didn't even bother to take my name and number in the event something became available. Mr. Thompson acknowledged that my request would be a challenge but went the extra mile with his searching and found me an affordable property in a gated community that I love! I have no regrets using his services, he is determined, personable and talented!!!!

DLW

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