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Hugh & Janice McCaskill, Calgary, AB Aug-2016
"We cannot say enough good things about Kim! She was so patient with us when we started to look for our home, never rushed us and was so accommodating when we finally wanted to make an offer. Her knowledge of the market and area is outstanding. She has provided great people and services to help us settle into our home. "
Tim & Dana Hill, Fairmont Hot Springs, BC Aug-2016
"Kim is a committed, hardworking professional and it was a pleasure working with her on the sale of our home. Her extensive knowledge of the market in the area as well as the ability to put the right buyer in the right home made for a very quick sale. She was available after hours to help us put a deal together and walked us through each step of the process. She has a great sense of humor and is very witty, both help towards a stress free experience. We would highly recommend Kim as your realtor."
Kelly & Belinda Boyle, Calgary, AB Jul-2016
"It was a pleasure working with Kim. She was always professional but also just fun to work with. And in the end her extensive knowledge of the Columbia Valley helped us find the perfect property. She even went above and beyond helping us seek out contractors and trades to provide quotes on needed inspection remediations and guided us through the buying processes from start to finish. We would highly recommend Kim!"
Jane Hammink & Dennis Lapointe, Calgary, AB Jun-2016
"We couldn't be happier having Kim as our realtor. She showed up extremely well-prepared and took the time to get to know us. Despite having previous listings in our complex, Kim was thorough in her assessment of our property and the MLS listing was incredibly well done. Kim was efficient, highly professional and always there for us. We took her advice and it paid off. We highly recommend Kim!"
Sumita & Nathan, Calgary, AB May-2016
"Kim is an exceptional real estate agent to work with! We had such a great experience working with her to buy our property. Her attention to detail was really appreciated, and she ensured we understood each step in the process. Would highly recommend her to any individuals looking to buy or sell property."
Jennifer & Pierre-Carl, Calgary, AB May-2016
"Now that the sale is all done and we are well on our way, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for all your hard work. You definitely made a stressful situation tolerable. Your support along the way was amazing and very much appreciated. We had so many ups and downs finalizing the offer and you were there every step of the way. We also really appreciate all the extra trips to the condo to help with the inspection, contractor, etc... Being that we live in Calgary on a full time basis it was hard to accommodate all the meetings and you were always there. I am hoping not to need it in the near future, but we will definitely be reaching out to you next time we are looking to buy.... we are definitely not selling. You will be the first one on our list for referrals, that is for sure."
Suzanne, Aressana & Cole, Calgary, AB May-2016
"Thank you Kim for selling our property. You did an awesome job for us and I appreciate all your hard work over the last 2 years. Great job!!!"
Charm & Luke Boulter, Calgary, AB May-2016
"The professionalism that Kim Collens showed us along with knowledge and willingness to go above and beyond was unlike any other realtor we have ever dealt with. She helped make what can sometimes be a stressful situation feel seamless, and I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone they can trust and that they know will work hard for them. "
Elizabeth & Phil Soper, Calgary, AB May-2016
"Thank you for everything, Kim. You did a wonderful job and your efforts are very much appreciated!"
Earl & Joan Olson, Fairmont Hot Springs, BC Oct-2015
"We have worked with Kim on two separate occasions and were very satisfied both times. There was no task too onerous for her and she was always near on closing day to ensure a smooth transition. Her warm personality puts one instantly at ease. I am so pleased to pass on this message for her and wish her much luck with her future sales in Fairmont."
Rob & Vivien, Alberta Sep-2015
"We just received your card and appreciated, but unnecessary gift cards. Thank you all the same; we love The Keg. You are most certainly on the top of our list as a valley referral. We wish you lived here, as we are trying to sell our home in Alberta in a very soft market. Either way, Kim, you are good at what you do, and it was a pleasure dealing with you. Thanks again. "
Carol, Radium, BC Aug-2015
"Kim, it has been an absolute pleasure working with you towards purchasing my little piece of paradise in Radium. Your local knowledge proved invaluable - any, and every question I asked, you provided a thorough response. Over the years I've been involved in many real estate transactions, and by far the experience of working with you has been the best of all!"
Susan & Brent Gal, Alberta Aug-2015
"Kim was very knowledgeable and provided good solid advice about the Valley. Her prompt, efficient service was much appreciated and I would not hesitate to recommend her to others interested in buying or selling."
Elizabeth & Dave, Invermere, BC Aug-2015
"Overall, we were pleased to have Kim Collens represent us in selling our house in Invermere. "
Mark & Andrea Mallett, Calgary, Alberta May-2015
"Thank you so much for assisting us with the purchase of our Juniper Heights home! Your efforts helped us to finally make a long time dream come to fruition. It still doesn't seem quite real but we have all the time in the world to get used to it. We won't hesitate to refer you to our friends/family should they decide to come here as well. All the best."
Ron & Maxine Middleton, Fairmont Hot Springs, BC Dec-2014
"A consummate professional with extraordinary attention to detail throughout the entire process of a purchase or sale. A worry free, hassle free experience during which you quickly realize why Kim is so successful in her chosen profession and in this remarkable marketplace. High ethical standards when acting for both the vendor and the purchaser. Absolutely recommended without any hesitation."
Danielle MacIntryre & Dave Fisk, Calgary, AB Dec-2014
"My boyfriend and I were searching for a house in the Invermere/Radium area and saw several we were interested in viewing. Kim was the listing agent for most of them so we contacted her to set up viewing times. From the moment we met Kim, I found her to be upbeat, organized and thorough. She had gotten together a package of all the houses we were to view and a note pad and pen to record thoughts and questions - not something I had thought about. Both my boyfriend and I asked her a lot of questions, some of which I am sure put her on the spot. Kim's answers made it obvious she had a thorough knowledge of the homes under her care and when she didn't know the answer, she got back to us with an answer very quickly. At no time did either of us ever feel like our needs were not important to her. She gathered all the information we asked for always with a smile and made helpful comments that demonstrated she understood better than even we did exactly what we were looking for. I would definitely use Kim's services again and I highly recommend her as a real estate agent! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you did for us! It was a real pleasure Kim! "
David & Tannis Schwarz, Calgary, AB Nov-2014
"We recently purchased a recreational property in Invermere. Not being familiar with the area, we found Kim on the internet – and boy were we lucky! We found her to be extremely knowledgeable and focused on our needs. She helped us to find the ‘right’ home and was patient throughout the process despite our continued uncertainty. She was extremely responsive and always looked after our best interests. When the deal was done, she continued to work with us to ensure we settled in well and that there were no issues with the home. We would not hesitate to use her services again and highly recommend her to others."
Sean & Diane Jeffers, Calgary, AB Nov-2014
"We worked with Kim over a couple of years in our search for the perfect vacation home. She was very organized, responsive, honest and always willing to go the extra mile to answer any concerns we had. She was also always willing to work with our often short notice schedule. It was clear that she was conscious of and sensitive to the challenges of searching for the perfect family vacation home when you live hours away. This help and professionalism continued even after our offer was accepted as she continued to work hard throughout the closing process. I would not hesitate to recommend Kim to anyone looking for a home in the Valley."
Peter & Sonya Workun, Calgary, AB Nov-2014
"We have bought and sold a few properties, but our experience with Kim this fall was exceptional. She went well beyond our expectations and even supported us during her vacation. Our wonderful experience extended months after our possession date with a follow up from her as well as Kim providing local contacts in the area. Being in the sales industry myself, Kim sets a very high bar for providing customer service and support. She is very knowledgeable in her industry and we would strongly recommend her [to] anyone looking for a realtor. Thanks Kim! "
Colin & Leanna Andrews, Calgary, AB Sep-2014
"We started looking in the valley years ago for a recreational property and contacted Kim. Kim was always patient with us and helped us find the perfect property for our family. I would, and already do, recommend Kim to anybody that I know that is looking in the valley."
Chris & Bobbi Allen, Fairmont Hot Springs, BC Sep-2014
"Thank you Kim, for making the sale of our home in Fairmont a very positive and comfortable experience. Your knowledge of the market was key to our quick sale and your professional and friendly attitude made the whole experience a pleasure. We will definitely recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell in the valley."
Jim & Connie Johnson, Fairmont Hot Springs, BC Sep-2014
"In September Kim acted as agent for the sale of our Fairmont house. At all times Kim acted in a courteous and professional manner. In a difficult market, her diligence resulted in a sale that was satisfying to us and we believe to the buyers. We would not hesitate in recommending Kim to prospective buyers or sellers."
Warren & Shannon Andrukow, Calgary, AB Aug-2014
"We really enjoyed working with Kim Collens. We have worked with other realtors in the past, and by comparison Kim's knowledge and professionalism is second to none. Kim's ability to answer questions using facts and data, complemented by her qualitative acumen, made us feel comfortable with her advice every step of the way. We wouldn't hesitate to have Kim as our agent again, and would strongly recommend her to others. "
Jeff Blake, Windermere, BC Aug-2014
"It was my pleasure to have Kim as my Realtor in the listing of my property in Windermere BC (4776 the bench Rd.). Endless effort from her and her team brought quick results in the sale and easy transaction of the paperwork convinced me of using the right person for the job! Kim is very professional and will do everything you need so you have no stress, while moving ahead!"
Veronique & Jon, Calgary, AB Jul-2014
"In June 2014, we decided to look for a property in the Columbia Valley that would be recreational as well as a future investment for our retirement. We love the great outdoors and narrowed down our choices to the Radium/Invermere/Fairmont area. Kim helped us from day one to find the perfect place for us. She took into consideration our search criteria prior to starting showing us some interesting properties. Understanding the value and comparing properties was important to us and we could not have done it without Kim's help. She is thoughtful, approachable and very attentive to detail. Her communication skills are excellent as we always received timely updates from her. We appreciated the fact that she guided us very professionally through the process in British Columbia as there are some differences with the real estate process in Alberta. We would like to thank Kim for her great work and would not hesitate to recommend her to other potential buyers or sellers in the Columbia Valley."
Lorraine & Bill Jones, Chestermere, AB Jun-2014
"We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the awesome customer service we received in our recent real estate transaction in selling our condo in Radium Hot Springs. Kim’s enthusiasm, professionalism and integrity came through in our experience. We truly believe Kim stood out in meeting our Real Estate needs and would highly recommend her to anybody wanting to buy or sell property. We are very grateful and enjoyed working with her, as we look forward to working with her again in the future if required. Thank you so much!"
Don & Monica Roberts, Chestermere, AB Jun-2014
"We were delighted to have the opportunity to work with Kim on our recent purchase in Radium. From the start, we provided Kim with our wish list, and when we met the first time, we were more than happy that Kim had properties for us to look at that were within that list. We weren’t being sold on something we did not want. Kim was also very knowledgeable about the properties she showed to us. If we had a question, Kim had the answer. The other attribute we saw in Kim was her desire to meet our expectations, and not her expectations. Kim was likely the best realtor that we have worked with, and we have owned and sold many properties. Would we recommend Kim to others – yes, and we have already done so."
Craig, Boyd and Brad Hampson, Calgary, AB Jun-2014
"We had a great experience with Kim selling our property. I felt there was a good balance between providing information, and advice. I would certainly consider her a trusted advisor for real estate. I’ve already recommended her to a couple friends considering sales in the area."
Keith & Karen Nelson, Calgary, AB Jun-2014
"We have been fortunate to work with Kim on two real estate transactions in Fairmont and are currently working on a third. Kim is very thorough with her research and is able to provide excellent advice on all aspects of real estate transactions in the valley. We truly believe that Kim is the best realtor in the Columbia Valley."
Diane & Larry Jacobson, Calgary, AB Jun-2014
"Thank you for a top notch job. Your professionalism, hard work and attention to detail were so much appreciated. We will take great pride in referring you to our friends in the Valley as our friends Doug and Jane did for us."
Angela & Shawn Robertshaw, Calgary, AB May-2014
"Thank you Kim, it has been a pleasure working with you! Out of all the realtors we have dealt with over the years in the Columbia Valley, and yes there have been a few!! You are by far the most professional, thorough, and most capable! Job well done!"
Doug & Dot Townsend, Brantford, ON Nov-2013
"Thank you again for your outstanding service regarding the recent sale of our Radium Condo! We appreciate your diligent work throughout the whole process of listing and selling our property ... i.e. the fabulous presentation of our condo on the MLS listing, including the generous amount of photos and property listing report, to your ongoing updates of sales activity etc. in the Invermere-Radium Valley. Upon receiving our "offer to purchase" your professionalism, experience and promptness made "our sale" stress-free. Thank you Kim and be sure that we will confidently recommend your service to any of our friends! "
Lori Gelmici-Hanni, Edson, AB Nov-2013
"If you are looking for professionalism and Integrity, I suggest you work with Kim Collens from Royal LePage Rockies West Realty. Kim has done an exceptional job for us. She has always kept us informed of the local market and continually worked hard to sell our Condo in Radium. We would certainly refer her to our friends and relatives to help them with any of their Real Estate endeavours!"
Bob & Donna Kipp, Calgary, AB Nov-2013
"We want to say how pleased we were with the professional service we received from Kim Collens in our recent real estate transactions in Fairmont Hot Springs. She was very thorough and paid attention to all the details that gave us comfort that nothing would be overlooked. She was very diligent in keeping us informed and updated as to progress and treated special requests cheerfully and promptly. We would certainly contact Kim in the future for our real estate needs, and highly recommend her to anyone planning to buy or sell real estate in the Columbia Valley."
Alex & Marina Hutchinson, Calgary, AB Sep-2013
"We had the pleasure of using Kim to help us find our vacation home in Invermere. She was very professional, patient, accommodating, and never hesitated in answering our numerous questions and concerns .Kim made our purchase a great experience, thank you Kim. We are greatly enjoying our second home!!"
Randy & Carol Baker, Edmonton, AB Sep-2013
"We worked with Kim for one day and made a purchase. Kim not only knows the market but quickly assessed our needs and found what we were looking for. We really appreciated Kim’s support and expertise through the rest of the process as we finalized our purchase and took possession."
Keiko Takeuchi, Calgary, AB Sep-2013
"Kim is accommodating, easy to work with, genuinely interested in the success of her clients. I was comfortable and confident enough to rely on her advice supported by insightful market knowledge and a professional approach."
Bob & Dianne Croteau, Calgary, AB Aug-2013
"Hi Kim, just a note to thank you so much for all your patience and expertise in the sale of our home in CastleRock. Your professionalism and guidance through difficult times (both in terms of the market conditions and our desire to sell) were very much appreciated by Diane and myself! We especially were impressed with your confidence and ability to stay calm and navigate us through the marketing but mostly during the 'sale process'. We will happily recommend you and Rockies West to all our friends and acquaintances requiring top-notch service. Warmest regards."
Dave & Gail Gregory, Calgary, AB Aug-2013
"Gail and I both enjoyed working with Kim and we were well and so very professionally served throughout our purchase transaction. We much appreciated her prompt and knowledgeable attention to any/all items/issues that sprung up along the way in such important decisions. Thanks so much Kim. You're the best!"
Allison & Don Hausermann, Calgary, AB May-2013
"We had the great fortune of working with Kim on the purchase of our condo. Her knowledge of the market was extremely helpful and her attention to detail and organizational skills are unmatched. She is very personable and goes to great lengths to ensure her clients have a positive and smooth transaction. We can honestly say we never worried about the logistics of the purchase because we knew Kim would have everything under control, organized and ready for our possession date. She is truly a pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor. "
The Dawsons, Fairmont Hot Springs, BC April-2013
"We worked with Kim on both the sale and purchase of our homes. It was a pleasure to work with such a well organized, focused and sympathetic realtor. We were impressed when she came back to take additional pictures of the house under better weather conditions as she was not happy with her first set. It showed an eye for detail and a commitment to do her best to position her products in a competitive market. Finding our new home with her was a pleasure. She had researched the market, knew what was on the market and more importantly what had been or what might be on the market that met our criteria and did not try to influence our decision in any way. Kim was always there when needed with sound advice and suggestions and her follow up after both sale and purchase was really excellent. We found her emails on utilities contacts especially useful. We have dealt with many realtors over the years and Kim stands head and shoulders above them all."
Denise, Radium Hot Springs, BC April-2013
"I had the pleasure of both buying and selling property with the help of Kim. All I can say is that the experience was effortless!! Kim is highly organized and detailed. She follows-up and follows through. Her advice is well thought out and she allows you time to make your own decision. She wants what's best for you. I would highly recommend Kim to anybody wanting to transact real estate in the Columbia Valley area."
Rod & Joan Randolph, Calgary, AB March-2013
"Working with Kim on the sale of our Radium condo was a wonderful experience. Not only was she very aware of the market she was also a very understanding and compassionate realtor. She treated us like family and if we ever return to the valley to purchase property it will be Kim that we call."
The Wolbaum Family, Cochrane, AB August-2012
"Kim you are more of a close friend than a realtor. We had never met you before the one and only house hunting day. You showed us all the homes within our means and our areas (very unusual). You completely respected the boundaries we gave you. After viewing a few homes you suggested we view one more. After getting to know our family that afternoon you thought it would be a good fit. We had time so why not? We ended up buying this home after one viewing, thanks to Kim. Kim went above and beyond what any realtor or friend would do! Even after the purchase she was available for questions and information. We even met the the original owner/builder at our new place to answer any questions we had. Kim is by far the best realtor. There is no question who we would deal with next time ... very grateful, Wolbaum family."
Kristina and Henrik Hansen, Calgary, AB July-2012
"We used Kim as our real estate agent in 2012 to purchase our vacation property in Spur Valley. Kim was fully committed to guiding us through the process. She was quick to understand what we were looking for and helped us make the right purchase for our family. Kim's support, knowledge about the area, and professionalism made it a great pleasure to work with her. We would recommend her to anyone looking for a property in the Valley."
The Hollands, Calgary, AB June-2012
"Thank You Kim! You continually exceeded our expectations throughout our multiple transactions over the last 3 years. Selling investment property in Radium while living out of the province called for a professional with knowledge, understanding, expertise and care. On more that one occasion you went above and beyond what we would expect from our realtor. We have appreciated your market updates, thorough communication, comprehensive marketing and solutions focused attitude. We would not hesitate to have you represent us again and would highly recommend you to others."
Sharon Little, Calgary, AB May-2012
"Hi Kim, just a quick note to say Thank You for helping me find the right vacation property. I didn't really know what I wanted in the Valley but because of your experience and knowledge of the existing properties, new developments and of all the communities we were able to narrow my search and only focus on what I really would be interested in. And sure enough my first visit to Radium and we found the right cabin for me! Your professionalism, your knowledge and your ability to really focus customer service made the process so easy and effortless. Really enjoyed working with you and am looking forward to having that wine on my deck some sunny afternoon. Thanks a lot Kim."
Jodi and Ray Harris, Jody and John Forbes, Calgary, AB May-2012
"Kim, we just wanted to thank you for both your professionalism and patience with us in our long journey to buy a property (2 years). You made it so easy and were always there to answer any and all questions. The entire home-buying process was the best experience we have ever had, by far. Not only would you be the first person we called for real estate in the future but you would also be the one we recommend to anyone else looking to buy or sell. You were more than a realtor to us as it was like dealing with a good friend. Take care and hopefully we will run into you over the coming years!!!"
Dave and Linda Pedersen, Calgary, AB May-2012
"Thank you for your guidance through this whole process. In all the home (10) and recreational (8) buy/sell transactions we have been involved in over the years none have even come close to the thoroughness, professionalism and customer focus you have provided. I have been VERY impressed."
David Redekop, Calgary, AB May-2012
"Thank you for your efforts in selling my vacation home in Radium. I appreciated your prompt responses to my many questions throughout the process. Thank you for your professional approach and attention to detail. I would not hesitate to engage your services again if needed."
Tustonic Family, Calgary, AB Apr-2012
"We have been vacationing in Fairmont and renting properties for a few years. One of the homes we rented in the past caught our eye the first time we stayed in it. Then we happened to notice it came up for sale and while on a New Year’s weekend in Fairmont we had to satisfy our curiosity and go and take a look. As you took the time to show us the home on New Years Day, our feelings turned from curiosity to interest. Unsure if we should make a leap from renting to ownership, your advice helped us put the pieces together and make a decision. We appreciated your professionalism, honesty and being available to answer all kinds of questions any time of the day and week. On top of that, being able to sit down with you over coffee, put business aside and hear about Fairmont from a local’s perspective gave us some valuable information that one can’t learn just by looking at a MLS listings. As our deal was not a quick one, you showed a great deal of understanding and patience while we went back and forth with the sellers. In the end, we closed the deal and we could not be more happy about our purchase. Thank you for providing excellent service and sound advice before, during and after our home purchase. You helped our dream come true!"
Mark L and Kelly D, Calgary, AB Apr-2012
"We were interested in a vacation/income property in the Radium area. A friend recommended Kim to us. We contacted her and arranged to have her meet us one snowy Saturday in early April. She was aware we did not have a lot of time so she focused on properties that met all our needs. All the subsequent negotiations were done via email - I was impressed that all those documents could be handled so smoothly. What impressed us most was how Kim helped us find legal help in Calgary for the purchase in BC. She also helped arrange all the services, such as utilities and insurance, from a distance. I have been involved with several property purchases in the past but none went as smooth as this one. We now have a perfect place to spend our weekends and holidays and we could not be happier."
Bob and Connie McFarlane, Red Deer, AB Mar-2012
"Just a short note to let you know how pleased we were with the service and advice you gave us throughout the search and purchase of our condo in Radium. Because it was a foreclosure, coupled with the fact that we were out of the country for most of the transaction, the things that had to be done to get the job completed were anything but normal. Without you orchestrating the whole process, we doubt whether things would have worked out. Thanks again for everything you and your team did for us and congratulations on a job well done!"
Nadyia Fry and Jakub Sumbera, Invermere, BC Mar-2012
"Thanks Kim! We thought we may never be ready to take the big step in purchasing our first home, but with your help we did it! Although we weren't very committed to buying, you thoughtfully and patiently contacted us with new properties and took time to understand our needs and interests. Throughout the process you offered enough advice for us to recognize the next steps, but also gave us space to make choices on our own. You are obviously an expert and professional in the real estate business and come highly recommended by both Jakub and I. THANK YOU!"
Doug and Marg Croteau, Calgary,AB Nov-2011
"Finding a good realtor with expertise, knowledge and a commitment to their client can be a challenge for many customers. We found that person in Kim Collens who we had the pleasure of working with on two occasions. When we first started to look for a recreational property in the Valley, we ended up purchasing one of Kim's listings. Several years later when we decided to sell, we had no hesitation to call Kim and list with Royal LePage Rockies West Realty. She is a professional realtor who is dedicated , extremely knowledgeable about the market, and most important, very honest with her clients about what it will take to market your home in a reasonable time frame. We were most impressed with Kim's ability to get the transaction closed , considering we were several thousand miles away on vacation. In spite of the obvious difficulties that arise from that situation, she persevered with an outcome satisfactory to us and the buyer. We highly recommend Kim Collens if you are looking to purchase real estate in the Valley, or are wanting to sell your residence, even in down market conditions."
Brian and Vicky Stooke, Calgary,AB Nov-2011
"My husband and I used Kim as our agent in the spring of 2011 to sell our place in Radium. I can't thank Kim enough for all of her hard work and dedication in selling our place. She is an expert in her field and knows the market in the valley very well. Without her, I really don't think our place would have sold in such a volatile real estate environment. It was an absolute pleasure working with Kim and I would recommend her as an agent to anyone that is purchasing or selling in the valley. "
Rick and Carolyn Kurtz, Ontario Jul-2011
"First of all thank you for everything you did in helping us find our new home in Invermere. We are loving it here! We were both really impressed with the level of service you provided when viewing homes, and once the deal was signed continued help us with any and all inquiries we had. Purchasing a home from the other side of the country was daunting but you were very patient in showing us many homes in the short window of time we had. When we were back in Ontario dealing with all the paperwork for the purchase, you were always one step ahead and provided us with everything we needed without overwhelming us. You had great lists of contacts for every service imaginable with multiple options. We would highly recommend Kim to anyone selling or purchasing. Kim is very personable and we have found her to be the best real estate agent we have had the pleasure of dealing with. "
Laurie and Bill Csokonay, Calgary, AB Jul-2011
"Kim, we can’t find enough compliments to say how much we appreciated your hard work and persistence in selling our Fairmont property for us. As you are aware, on a background of our need to deal with a major health issue, you were sensitive to what we were going through, gave us the advice and feedback we needed along the way, and kept us true to the purpose at hand through it all. Your ongoing communication with us has been superb, and we felt like you were not only our real estate representative, but a friend as well. We would highly recommend your services to anyone either looking to buy or to sell property in the Valley. There are many real estate agents with the basic skills, but there are few with both business skills and real people skills. Thanks again for everything, five stars out of five! "
John and Angela, Calgary, AB May-2011
"Thank you so much for your professionalism and advice throughout the whole transaction. We look forward to seeing you out in the valley this summer,perhaps for a glass of wine on our deck in the new house. In the mean time, enjoy the lovely weather. "
"Just received the Valley Echo today and made the Scallion Cheddar Popovers. They were great. Will go into my collection. "
Doug and Kelly Way, Calgary, AB Feb-2011
"We would like to say thank you for helping us purchase our vacation property in Columere Park. We spent a wonderful summer there. The kids and I stayed right through and it was absolutely perfect, exactly what we imagined our cabin to be. We couldn't have enjoyed our cabin without your help and guidance and patience! So thank you for everything, we are very grateful. To finish off the year, we will be spending Christmas and New Years in the valley as well ... the first of many!"
Graeme Finlay and Carlotta Carr, Calgary, AB Oct-2010
"Kim was a tremendous help for us during our recent purchase of our recreation property in Windermere B.C. Kim not only helped us to navigate the purchase, she made sure that our new place was ready for us to enjoy. She is thorough and thoughtful and her expertise is second-to-none. She went above and beyond to make our experience remarkable – she truly exceeded our expectations. We will certainly recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor."
Sparla and Kelly McCann, Calgary, AB Sep-2010
"Kim WOW! I want to thank you so very much for all your hard work you did with the sale of our condo in Radium. Your professionalism, caring and outstanding service was above and beyond what anyone would expect. Kelly and I will definately recommend you to others. We appreciate all you did Kim, Thank you and we wish you all the very best in the future."
Lisa and Al Tenta, Dawson Creek, BC Sep-2010
"Kim – we want to sincerely thank you for the excellent service you provided us with the purchase of our family home here in Invermere. Your professionalism and flexibility were greatly appreciated. You instilled confidence by providing prompt responses to all our inquiries. It is without hesitation that we would recommend you as the realtor of choice!
Thanks again for all your help, Al and I were remembering how patient you were with us ...the kids....and the dog:) We truly do love our home - the view is spectacular ... Invermere really does feel like home. Al wants me to say 'Have an ultra fantastic spectacular sun shiney weekend!!' Take care."
Angela and Robert Wigand, Calgary, AB Jun-2010
"First, I just want you to know how much it meant to us that you took the time to show us around since I knew absolutely nothing about the area, you were so patient with our questions and never once made us feel like we were wasting your time. For that I will be forever grateful. This is the first time I have ever been involved in buying a home so it was probably more sentimental for me and you never made me feel silly anytime during the whole process. Thanks again for everything you have done. You could not have made this experience any better"
Janay Ferguson and Mario Siciliano, Calgary, AB May-2010
"We recently worked with Kim to purchase our Windermere ‘retreat’ and are very pleased with the service we received. Kim’s breadth of experience and real estate expertise was a tremendous asset in helping us navigate the market and the process. We really appreciated her professionalism, flexibility and attention to detail. Overall, it was a great experience and we will gladly recommend Kim to anyone who asks! "
Edna & Earl Tunheim, Calgary, AB May-2010
"Many thanks for your professionalism in the sale of our condo and for showing us so many properties ... decisions, decisions. We'll certainly miss Fairmont."
Brenda Berezuk, Calgary, AB Apr-2010
"Kim, I sincerely appreciate the huge role you played in my purchase of a wonderful condo in Radium Hot Springs. From the moment we met to the day I took possession I felt that we were on the same page. You offered valuable comments for me to consider and you brought things to my attention that I may not have noticed. I valued your comments and your integrity as a realtor. It gave me the confidence to make the decision to purchase. I also appreciated the little things you followed up on for me post sale, specifically my questions about housekeeping and maintenance services. This was truly valued given the timeline I had for getting everything organized. There’s no question in my mind as to your success, you put your clients first, you know the area market, and you have outstanding people and organizational skills. Best wishes for your continued success!!"
Terry & Sherry Barnes, Calgary, AB Apr-2010
"We just wanted to send our Thanks for looking after the sale of our place. We appreciate all your hard work in such a questionable market. We are glad to see things finally picking up again out there and hope you have a great year ahead. Sorry it has been so busy, but we did not want your efforts to go without notice. Thanks again for everything."
Jane Hansen & Doug Stollery, Victoria, BC Mar-2010
"Hello, Kim! I just got back to Victoria after 12 days of work and what a nice surprise! Both Doug and I would like to thank you for the gift card to Beacon Landing. It is one of our favorite places to enjoy a meal and it has a great view. You certainly didn't have to do that, but we will toast you when we are there! It was also a pleasure working with you! You helped us make a difficult situation (selling from a distance!) an easy experience. If anyone asks us for the name of a Columbia Valley realtor, we will certainly recommend you! You did a great job for us and we thank you. Hope you have a great summer and help people sell and buy lots of houses! Thanks again!"
Karen & Kevin Campion, Calgary, AB Sep-2009
"We wanted to express our sincere appreciation for your efforts with our condo purchase in Fairmont. Although, we had a few hick-ups along the way, we were very impressed with your flexibility and creative solutions. Your professionalism and market knowledge are second to none, making you our first choice for any future transactions in the valley. We would highly recommend you to anyone interested in purchasing property in the valley."
Maureen Cyster, Edmonton, AB Sep-2009
"This email is a token of my thanks to realtor, Kim Collens, for the wonderful job she did throughout the process of purchasing my vacation home in BC. Because I live in Edmonton and wasn`t able to go to BC to make the offer in person or to hand her a cheque for the deposit, Kim was able to work around these and other logistic problems. She supplied me with a number of BC lawyers` names and email addresses to choose from as well as a list of telephone numbers for the appropriate utility companies. She informed me of the BC land tax transfer rate before I made an offer, as she knew that Albertans do not pay such high rates and/or are unaware of it. My purchase went through smoothly and on time largely due to Kim`s great organizational skills. Thanks Kim!"
Heidi Johnson, Windermere, BC Sep-2009
"Hi Kim, Just want to thank you for your excellent service. I appreciated your attention to detail and willingness to change things as needed. It was a pleasure working with you and would definitely call on you again if I needed more realestate services. I will definitely recommend you to anyone who would ask. Take care and enjoy the winter wonderland!"
Houman Mahallati & Drina Lazar, Calgary, AB Sep-2009
"Thank you for all your help to our family as we embarked on the purchase of our Windermere Condo. From the very first encounter it was clear that you were extremely knowledgeable, very professional, efficient, and honest. Your integrity and efficiency made it very easy to do business remotely. At no point did we worry that some aspect of the deal would be delayed because we were not physically present.
Not only did you represent us well, but you identified and looked after issues that we wouldn't have known about. You diligently looked after every step from showing us the property, to closing the deal.
However, the story doesn't end there. Even though the deal has long closed, you continue to help us with finding trades and getting the finishing touches completed. In this regard, you act more like a friend of the family than someone who closed a deal and moved on to the next. We can't thank you enough. "
Alfred & Diane Schieman, Kelowna, BC Sep-2009
"Kim,we would like to thank you sincerely for the outstanding job you did in selling our cabin in Fairmont.We were surprised and impressed at how quickly the cabin sold especially in the current marketplace.We would also like to thank you for your help in disposing of various items which saved us having to make several trips to the area.Thanks again,Kim"
Kyla Therrien & Kurt Belich, Red Deer, AB Sep-2009
"We chose Kim to represent us in the sale of our condo based on the testimonials on her website. We were very pleased with our experience and it helped that she was very knowledgeable about the condo market in the area. She was always positive and encouraged us to persevere the current market conditions. She is persistent, organized, efficient and communicated with us every step of the way."
Kevin & Celeste Yano, Calgary, AB Aug-2009
"Thank you very much for your great work in getting our Fairmont condo sold in a short period of time. In a difficult market that is not an easy thing to do! It was a pleasure to work with you and we very much appreciate how you kept us informed every step of the way. You provided great service and your honesty and expert advice were most valuable. In summary, we would not hesitate to recommend you to any other buyers or sellers. Best wishes for continued success!"
Eva & Neil Barrett, Calgary, AB Jun-2009
"Just want to say thank you so much for your assistance with our purchase. You were very organized, professional and so easy to work with. We truly appreciated your efforts and your genuine personality."
Don & Jayne Schafer, Calgary, AB Jun-2009
"We recently listed our condo in Radium with Kim Collens and were very happy with every aspect of the experience. She was very knowledgeable about the market in the area and helped us determine the best price to sell our condo in a timely manner. When we sold our property, she took care of all the details and handled all of the paperwork efficiently and quickly. We have a lot of confidence in her abilities and have recently recommended her services to our friends who are thinking about selling their place in the valley. She gets the job done!"
Sheryle & Richard Verkley, Charlottetown, PEI May-2009
"Thank you so much for the outstanding job in selling our Radium condo. After having it on the market with another realtor for almost a year, you came in and had multiple showings within days of listing. We also very much appreciated your frank assessment of a difficult market; your comments enabled us to appropriately price our home and sell it. I highly recommend you to anyone I know looking to buy or sell in the Valley!"
Bev & Marko Shehovac, Radium Hot Springs, BC May-2009
"Wow! what a busy few weeks we have had! But we are slowly getting into a routine and settled into our new home. Our thanks to you for helping us find just the right place for our needs. We sincerely think we made the right choice. Thank you too for your bag of helpful items - all being put to good use. And what a delight to find a gift certificate in your card - we have been to N'Deco and know we will have no problem using it since they have a wonderful stock to choose from. It has been great working with you Kim and we look forward to seeing you around town."
Bevan & Heather Olson, Medicine Hat, AB Sep-2008
"Thank you so much for all your help in selling our home in Fairmont. It has been a pleasure working with you and your staff. We have taken our time getting settled in Medicine Hat and just enjoyed your evening out at the Beefeater this weekend ... it was wonderful! Thanks so much for all, we will keep in touch"
Darla & Tom Spiry, Invermere, BC Sep-2008
"You are receiving this e-mail today to let you know that your Recipe section in the Valley Echo Newspaper is GREAT! Each week, I look forward to reading your most recent recipe. (I don't look at them all at once, it is more fun this way.) You had a recipe in the summer for a Spinach Salad that I tried with our family BBQ. It was a huge success, and many family members asked where I got the recipe. I told them from your column in the newspaper. My husband is one of 11 children, and he has a big family with lots of sisters(and brothers who cook, too). Anyway, thank you for adding your recipes to the column. I realize your main purpose is for real estate sales, but your recipes are wonderful!" [see all of my recipes]
Dave & Cheryl Stewart, Calgary, AB Aug-2008
"We can’t thank-you enough for everything that you have done helping us with this purchase of our new home in Panorama. While we had been actively looking in the area for a number of years, you were the first Realtor to take the initiative to fully understand our needs and seek out the perfect property. Without your initiative, it is highly unlikely we would have found the property that we ultimately purchased.
As you know this was our first after market real estate transaction and we were amazed with the level of detail you provided us throughout the process and the extent to which you took responsibility for all aspects of the deal. It turned out to be a rather non-standard transaction, and we were reassured throughout the negotiation that you were always representing our best interests. We really felt that you went above and beyond for us and can’t thank-you enough. You never hesitated to look after all the details; we don’t believe it is common for an agent to assist with finding cleaners, being willing to meet contractors on site and to phone satellite providers to understand transfer issues.
While we continue to enjoy our new cabin and share it with family and friends we hope that others will consider buying a property in the area and we will be sure to send them your way!"
Sandy Murphy & Margaret Cunningham, Calgary, AB Aug-2008
"I was quite impressed by how easy you made it to purchase a house from a distance. Your recommendations on items to consider throughout the process were much appreciated and contributed to a very smooth process from my end of things. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services to friends who are considering a home purchase in your area."
Guy & Linda Fiset, Calgary, AB May-2008
"Dealing with Kim and the Rockies West Team provided us with the confidence that we needed regarding the sale of our home in Radium in early 2008. Kim was attentive in listening to what our expectations were while being a realist by providing us with a complete and concise Market Analysis. The photos and advertisement of the Rockies West Website provided potential buyers with all of the necessary information for making the right choice. The Sale Process was clearly outlined and explained in great detail resulting in professional results. Would we use Kim and her Team again? In a heartbeat; this is the 5th home which we have sold and I can honestly say that this was by far the most enjoyable experience we have had with any realty firm we have dealt with."
Mark Nolin, Calgary, AB May-2008
"Our experience with Kim Collens was one of the most professional real estate transactions that I have every had the experience to participate in. The professional pictures, the marketing, the sales process and the attention to detail during the closing produced a smooth tranaction and ultimately a worry free sale. "
Sharon & Murray Trusler, Moose Factory, ON Mar-2008
"Murray and I wish to thank you for your excellent service and the successful sale of our chalet, La Suisse. We sincerely appreciate all your efforts and those of Tracy, your assistant. We hope you and Wayne will be able to enjoy the enclosed Storm Mountain gift certificate on one of your trips to Calgary. Many thanks for your good guidance and understanding of how to sell La Suisse. With much appreciation as always."
John and Janet Thomas, Edmonton, AB Feb-2008
"When we decided to sell our condo, we were faced with two decisions:
• How much was it worth?
• Who would do the best job of selling it?
In spite of having owned our condo for many years, and having been in the valley regularly, we, like other visitors had very little experience with valley realtors. We did, however, realize that the market for our condo would likely be in Alberta. We looked for a realtor who invests in marketing where the buyers are……..not someone who sticks up a sign and waits for buyers. The number of “Kim Collens for sale” signs convinced us that Kim is serious about her work. More importantly, Internet searches repeatedly directed us to Kim’s superior website. Kim was responsive, knowledgeable and well researched when she met us to help develop a selling price. All sales material was ready and in place without delay. Thanks again for your help Kim. "
Janice and Chris Sheedy, Calgary, AB Nov-2007
"You have made our purchase in Radium a very pleasant experience. Everything went very smoothly. You are very efficient, knowledgeable, and personable. Your assistant Tracy was very helpful as well. We would highly recommend you to others."
Ralph and Yvonne Jans, Edgewater, AB Oct-2007
"Hello Kim, sorry for beaing so slow, but that is what happens here in Mexico. We would like to thank you for the gift we received it was spent on small appliances for our new Casa. When we listed we thought it would be sold in no time and when that did not happen you kept our spirit up, we felt you represented us to the max, specially the last offer we got. Without you I don't know what would have happened. If anybody needs a real estate representative I would pick you, you became a friend not just an agent. We thank you again for the wonderful job you did for us. Buenes noches!"
Harold & Norma Jolliffe, Calgary, AB Sep-2007
"Over the years we have purchased many houses, and this one was by far made the easiest. Kim was professional, knowledgeable and more than helpful. There was never a question she coud not answer and she worked hard to put us in the best place possible to suit our needs. Can't say enough good things about her and will use her again."
Sean and Kathryn Whalen , Calgary, AB Sep-2007
"Having worked in sales before l wanted to tell you that it was a pleasure working with you. Your knowledge of the area as well as area listings was incredible and we learned exactly what we needed to know to make our final decision about moving to the valley - which we appreciate more than you could know! It was a breath of fresh air dealing with a person with your professionalism and I can honestly say that if we need to buy or sell in the area we will definitely do business with you." (editor: they purchased a new condo development)
Michelle Arsenault and Chris Hunt , Calgary, AB Jul-2007
"Thank you so much for everything you did to get us our beautiful cabin, and helping me with my first real estate purchase. It took a year and a half of searching, but it was completely worth it. You certainly knew what we were looking for, and only sent us the gems that were worth our time and mileage to come out to see! We are thrilled with our new place, and it is thanks to you. We will certainly refer anyone looking to buy in the Valley to contact you. Thanks so much! "
Paul & Mike Callihoo, Calgary, AB Jul-2007
"My husband and I are so pleased how you handled our Real Estate transaction. We appreciate your professionalism and your skill in handling our transaction in the most efficient manner possible. We would most certainly refer anyone to you who is looking to buy property in the Valley. Cheers, Paula and Mike Callihoo"
Carrie & Brad Griko, Whitecourt, AB Apr-2007
"My husband and I first utilized Kim's real estate expertise when we moved from Whitecourt Alberta. She was incredibly helpful in assisting us in this long distance transition. Since then we have purchased and sold a rental property from her. When we had questions regarding selling a renovated rental property, we called Kim and she got us the information we requested (and more) in a very timely manner. We have recommended Kim to friends and will continue to do so as our experiences with her have been nothing short of excellent. She is warm, caring, and a professional; and puts our mind at ease when it comes to purchasing / selling real estate. We will continue to use Kim for our real estate needs."
Elizabeth & George Rollison, Edmonton, AB Apr-2007
"We would like to thank you for the hard work and for being so patient with me when we were trying to sell the condo in Radium, It was a stressfull time, but knowing we could trust you put my mind at ease. George and I appreciate all the hard work you did in selling. I have no problem recommending you for buying or selling. Thanks again, Liz"
Vesna Dusevic, Edmonton, AB Mar-2007
"I can't express how wonderful Kim made this whole experience. She turned what can be an extremely frustrating undertaking into a fun and very satisfying one. She anticipated all my needs and I ended up with the place of my dreams. Thank you Kim from the bottom of not only my heart, but the hearts of my children!!"
Peter & Connie Parkin, Calgary, AB Mar-2007
" Kim, we just wanted to express our thanks for the excellent service you provided on our recent purchase of our second home in Fairmont. With our moving from Calgary in the next two months, you took the stress away completely in our endeavours to find a suitable home. Your amazing energy and attention to detail are qualities we must admit that we have never seen in a realtor before ---- and we've lived in 4 different cities in Canada. You went the extra mile with duties buyers are normally left to fend for themselves on, and this was such a pleasant surprise. We know that if we make any other purchases in the Valley, we won't even think of using anyone else. Intelligence, energy, efficiency, patience, and a pleasant manner --- no one could ask for more. Thanks Kim!"
Sandy & Leslie Elliot, Calgary, AB Jan-2007
"The real estate experience working with Kim was just great. There was no pressure and no stress. Her professionalism and friendliness was greatly appreciated. Kim is also a fountain of information when it comes to the valley. We would recommend Kim to anyone for their real estate needs."
The Nicastro Family, Calgary, AB Dec-2006
"It surely was a pleasure dealing with you. Your professionalism & care to detail made buying our home an easy transaction. We would most definitely refer you & use you again in the future. Thank you so much for all your help!! "
Dan Franke, Edmonton, AB Dec-2006
"I appreciate everything you have done and can say dealing with you has by far (been) the best real estate experience I have had. Have a wonderful holiday season."
Don James & Joanie Davies, Calgary, AB Nov-2006
"My wife and I were both pleasantly suprised by the high level of services you provided in our recent purchase in Fairmont. In every instance our requests for information or detail was met with enthusiasm, and professionalism . Your ability to help us was only exceeded by your desire to do so. Thank You and best of luck."
John & Shelly McLeod, Calgary, AB Nov-2006
"We would like thank you so much for representing us with our purchase in the Columbia Valley. We found you to be professional and at the same time very personable as well. Whenever I requested information or had questions you always responded very quickly. We were very happy with all of the information you provided to us about the different services available to us in the Valley and who to contact for different needs that we may have. We would not hesitate to use you again as our realtor or to recommend you to family and friends! Thanks again for all of your help! "
Duane & Colleen Strangward, Didsbury, AB Oct-2006
"We found Kim to be an excellent realtor. She is very professional yet very personable. Kim notified us regarding condition removals, etc... at the drop of a hat and we knew where things were at all times regarding our sale. We highly recommend Kim to anyone who is buying or selling a property. We will certainly continue to refer her to all our friends and family and would not hesitate to contact her for any future endeavors ."
Don & Carmella Beavis, Calgary, AB Jul-2006
"We just got back from vacation to find your "thank you note" and a gift certificate. It really wasn't necessary but very much appreciated!!! Thank you again for handling the sale of our condo. From our perspective, we are very happy with how things turned out and the excellent service you provided throughout the transaction. We wish you continued success in the valley and hopefully some day in the future, our paths will cross again."
Irene & Colin McGovern, Calgary, AB Jun-2006
"It has been a pleasure working with you and we appreciate your professionalism and attention to details. We will definitely recommend you to any friends looking for property in the Windermere valley. It has been a busy few months getting the condo set up but we are almost finished! We would love to have you stop by some time! Have a great summer!"
Murray & Sharon Trusler, Moose Factory, ON May-2006
"We would like to thank you for your professional services regarding the purchase of our new home. Your handling of the purchase was excellent in every respect. We appreciated your prompt response to our emails that initiated the transaction. Your assistance with the building inspection, legal advice and contractors was invaluable. In addition, it was a pleasure to be able to view the property, with the owners' consent, several times during the course of events thanks to your arrangements. All of this took place in a friendly and patient atmosphere that made the experience enjoyable and stress free. We couldn't have been more pleased. Thanks Kim."
Norm & Shirley Miller, Calgary, AB Dec-2005
"Kim it was a pleasure to work with you in selling our home in Fairmont. The professional manner in which you demonstrated with the advertising, fact sheets and all of our dealings was 'top notch'. You were always so keen and willing to do whatever had to be done and in so many ways helped to take the stress out of selling. We thank you so much for everything and we would recommend you to others highly."
Tena and Corey, Grimsby, ON Dec-2005
"We want to thank you so much for helping us find our 'home'. We really appreciate the time and attention to detail you put into our search and then settling of the issues once we found our house. We really feel you went above and beyond the job."
Geoff McFarlane, Calgary, AB Nov-2005
"For me, purchasing real estate is a painful process. The time committment is immense and the "details" are a nuisance. Kim Collens demonstrated to me that with professional, prompt and courteous representation, the task of buying property need not be so cumbersome. I appreciated her candor and will recommend her services with distinction. Kind regards, Geoff"
Barry and Kelly Morrison, Calgary, AB Sep-2005
"From the moment we met you, we were impressed with your Calgary business sense and eagerness to succeed. You were a professional from the moment you walked in the door. We especially liked being kept in the loop with the progress of the listing with your web site and your weekly e-mails or telephone calls. Since the sale of our cottage, there have been many loose ends to tie up and they were all done quickly and professionally. It was a pleasure working with you and I will pass your name on to my friends if they have any real estate needs. Job Well Done Kim."
Paul and Dolores Neilson, Calgary, AB May-2005
"Kim, thank you for making our property purchase in the valley such a great experience. Your patience with all our questions and concerns was very much appreciated along with the helpful hints and information you provided for all those settling-in details like utilities, insurance etc. The service you provide before, during and after purchase is exceptional. We have been happy to recommend you as a realtor to our friends and acquaintances."
Carrie-Ann, Calgary, AB Feb-2005
"Harley and I just wanted to extend our sincerest thank you for making our first purchase wonderful. You are such an exceptional realtor, we really appreciate your quick and timely responses to our questions, your availablity either by phone or email , and most of all your patience. We would love to purchase from you again."
Jean Hankel and Lonnie Matsuno, Calgary, AB Oct-2004
"Thank you Kim for the wonderful service you provided us when we were buying a home in The Valley. We were so grateful for your integrity and patience and never once felt rushed, as we have with other realtors. We always felt supported in finding the home that was right for us, and you were always available when we called or e-mailed. Lon and I would highly recommend you to others."
Rod Gibbons, Invermere, BC Aug-2004
"I want to let you know that it has been an extreme pleasure working with Kim. At all times she was helpful, professional, and keen. One aspect I was quite impressed with was if she did not know an answer she did not try to make one up. She admitted it and then went and found that answer. I have been in the service business for 20 years so I feel like I can recognize service and Kim truly delivers."