the hgc difference
"We found Frank Knowles after becoming disenchanted with another agency. I walked into his office cold to check out one of his posted listings. He could not have been more friendly, informative, or professional, and we switched agencies. After Frank patiently showed us many houses, we found a piece of land in the Settlement we liked that was not for sale. He worked his tail off to locate the heirs and complete a deal.
Three years later we decided to consider purchasing a home as well. We, of course, went back to Frank. He found us the perfect home in the Settlement and, again, made the transaction easy. We could not be happier with his service or professionalism.”
“Frank is the best, love working with him. He is very knowledgeable and always helps you find the best home for your needs!!”
“Frank Knowles is very professional and has done a wonderful job listing my property. I am confident he will sell it quickly.”
“My agent was a young and matured gentleman named Sean. He asked what I needed and how I planned to use the space. He identified several properties and stayed with me as my personal agent from beginning to closing. Great agent. Highly recommended.”
– Dr. R.D.S.
“We were searching for a house on Elbow Cay and engaged Frank Knowles with HG Christie. He did a fabulous job for us throughout the entire process and really helped educate us throughout the entire process of buying a house in the Bahamas. We feel like he went above and beyond the services a realtor would typically provide, and was always there to answer any questions we had. We finally settled on a fantastic house in Dorros Cove and could not be happier with the house and the services Frank provided. We would HIGHLY recommend Frank to any potential buyer.”
“We Love working with Sara Appleton. She has rented and sold properties for us. Sara is insightful and so upbeat.”
“Excellent service!!! Celina took the time to understand my needs and found the perfect place for me. She is very thorough, and I highly recommended her and HG Christie.”
“Having Sara as our representative is really a pleasure! She is always easy to communicate with and has given us wonderful service in the years we have known her! A wonderful asset for HG Christie!!”
"Frank Knowles is so wonderful. He was my agent when I purchased a property in 2020 and now again in 2023. This time he came to me with the opportunity and I appreciate that he is proactive. I highly recommend him as he is very knowledgeable and has been living on Elbow Cay for a long time."
"Great job on everything!
I had the pleasure of working with Frank Knowles at HG Christie, as we searched for a second home in The Bahamas. Frank was patient with us as our search took over a year to find the perfect spot on Elbow Cay. His connection with the island and deep knowledge of the properties were invaluable during our search. Frank is hard working and honest, and always responsive to questions. He has also been very helpful after close, as we get more familiar with life on the island. I would highly recommend Frank!"
"Since first purchasing my home on Elbow Cay in The Abaco's, my realtor Frank Knowles has become a friend and valuable resource for me. His professionalism mixed with flexibility makes working with him a pleasure. That is why I chose to work with Frank on all other real estate activities I have pursued in The Bahamas."
"I worked with Suzzane Black who is the most devoted and hardworking realtor who I have ever worked with in my fifty plus years in dealing with real estate agents. I strongly recommend working with her for any of your needs."
"Real Estate agent and broker Suzanne Black has and continues to be an excellent liaison and re-source, as our family proceeds with sale of our property. Suzanne is very knowledgeable and current in the local real estate market and the help and direction Suzanne has provided is second to none. I confidently recommend Suzanne Black at HG Christie to help you through any of your real estate needs Weather buying or selling Suzanne will make your experience stress free."
"Dylan was absolutely awesome. He went above and beyond in every aspect, from the moment we signed the offer letter (and when he showed us the listing) right up until closing. I could not recommend anyone better to future purchasers/sellers!"
Dylan Christie was attentive and professional at all times..great customer service!
“I had a great experience purchasing with HG Christie through their Agent Dylan. Dylan went above and beyond to make the process as stress-free as possible. I would recommend HG Christie and Dylan to anyone looking to purchase."
“After having tried to sell 2 lots in Eleuthera for many years I gave up. One day Dylan Christie suddenly calls and asks me if I’m still interested. Now they’re both sold."
“Dylan Christie helped us purchase a property in Nassau. Dylan found a great house for us and walked us through all the steps. He is a great communicator, and he actively listens to you. Consider yourself lucky if he is helping you buy a property in Nassau."
"Thank you Dylan for your help in finding a Vacation rental for my family for Christmas. You were very quick to respond to my questions and emails. You made the experience an easy one by providing options and finding us a very nice condo based on my criteria. I will keep you in mind for any other real estate needs I may have in the future."
"Dylan Christie is a creative, diligent, and remarkable agent. We asked for service above the standard transaction and he delivered brilliantly."
OMG Sara you are the best. You have done such a wonderful job. Not saying this to make you feel good but first impression is ever lasting impression. I was telling my daughter about you and my son told her Sara is off the chain and sexy. Lol. Appreciate you soooo much.
- O. Wells
Sara has been nothing short of amazing. I am most impressed by her persistence and patience- considering she worked with me for over a year to find just the right fit. I applaud her clarity and consistency in communication - especially since the majority of our interaction took place over phone and email due to the fact that I conducted my search and purchase from overseas. She was respectful of my preferred location(s), property-type, and price-point (all of which fluctuated over the course of our dealings). Not once did I feel as though she was working against my self-interest. Even when we lost out on our first bid, she went right back to work to find a better alternative. Sara was extremely knowledgeable about the market and working with non-resident buyers. She was extremely helpful in walking me through every step of the process. She recommended a stellar team of experts and collectively they made my remote acquisition a breeze. I look forward to purchasing my next property with Sara and would not hesitate to recommend her to others.
Sara - You are the bomb.com!
Dylan has been very helpful, available and transparent throughout the entire process. He has made the entire process a breeze with flexibility and willingness to work around any problems that may occur or questions that arise. If I have need for any realty based business in the future, I'd be delighted to have Dylan be my agent once again.
Suzanne Black was exceptionally helpful, kind, detailed, and professional in our communications regarding her assistance in the listing of our Condo at 104 Casa del Sol, Harbour Dr. Paradise Island, Bahamas. We look forward to working with her during the process of the sale
LA & RJA
Wonderful Experience With Judy Knowles
What a wonderful experience we had working with Judy Knowles during our real estate tour week on Long Island in April. Not only does she know every nook and cranny of the island, but she knows every person (we called her the Mayor), which made it possible for us to immerse ourselves fully into the Long Island experience. We were particularly grateful for the preparation she put into our visit, including a pre-trip conversation about what we were looking for, not just in terms of housing but also in terms of lifestyle. She guided us on many tours—both planned and spontaneous—and she connected us with local contractors and farmers, so we could dig in with them about our planning. Judy was available to talk or text whenever we had questions, and her follow up communication has been exceptional. Our experience was better than we could have hoped, and that is 100 percent thanks to Judy and her HGChristie’s team. Thank you!!
Sara Appleton Was Wonder Woman
Sara Appleton was wonder woman selling our home in almost two weeks and had already found us a beautiful home just prior to that.
"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."
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
Many Thanks, 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,
VxL International LLC
Thanks to Dwayne Wallas for the Appraisal
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.”
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.
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!!!!
Dwayne Wallas Gets High Recommendation
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.”
Home Sold in Two Months!
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.
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!”
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
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.”
“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
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!!”
Serge K. – Australia
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