Companies don’t hire people without first checking their references. You shouldn’t work with someone without checking their references either. Below is a set of comments that clients wanted to share about their experience with my services.
" Through out this entire process Stirling was our guiding support person, an Industry Expert, Advisor and our best friend. He did a market analysis, suggested a selling price which was within our expectations and sold the property in a matter of days.nStirling assisted in the disposition of many of our “Down Sizing Items” and advised on movers, carpet cleaners, plumbers and other service people. His organization has built up a level of expertise that few can match. Caroline and I would recommend Stirling and his Associates unconditionally to anyone seeking to buy or sell property. ”
" Working with Stirling and his team on the sale of our family home was a great experience. From the initial meeting right through to closing Stirling was always friendly, professional, and available, making him very easy to work with. The marketing materials, photos and help with staging were fantastic, and exceeded our expectations. He gave us great advice in a challenging sales market, and was understanding , honest and patient throughout the process. We would highly recommend Stirling for any real estate needs! "
" I have been involved with selecting and working with suppliers / service providers for a Fortune 500 company for over 10 years. I am known as a very demanding customer. Stirling Karlsen was our realtor for the purchase of our new home and the sale of our existing home. He worked with us for 8 months to help us find the perfect home for our family. He convinced us to come see the home we ended up buying - despite the fact neither my wife or I wanted to see it. He also helped us get our existing home that we had been in for 13 years ready to sell. He helped us set the selling price which allowed it to sell quickly - at a better price than I had expected to secure - especially in a challenging sales market at the time. Throughout both the purchase and the sale of the two homes he was very patient, had great input, and consistently exceeded my expectations - which virtually never occurs. I know many realtors quite well and they are all successful. However, if I am going to recommend a realtor to a friend, co-worker or family member I will only refer one realtor - Stirling Karlsen. "
- Don & Cynthia
" It is our pleasure to have an opportunity to recommend Stirling Karlsen as a real estate agent for anyone selling their house or searching for their ideal home. We've know Stirling for a number of years and when we decided to begin looking for a new home he was the natural choice. He knows the Calgary real estate market well, is responsive, and professional. Every step of the way Stirling was there for us, he gave advise and tips on home staging that presented our home in the best possible light. The newest of marketing tools and technology were used to sell our house and we are so happy with the result - our home sold in 4 days at 98% of list! "
- Gina & Alan
" Stirling has represented us in several real estate transactions, both buying and selling. He is very knowledgeable about the nuances of contracts and always provides exemplary service. I have recommended him to our family and friends as I can't imagine working with anyone else. "
- Jan & Bowie
" As first time home buyers, Stirling walked us through the entire process of buying a house, from checking out neighbourhoods to making sure we had an inspection when we found our house. Stirling was laid back and easy to work with, and he was always available when we wanted to get in touch. He helped us find the perfect home, and we love it! We would absolutely recommend him to friends and family who are looking for someone to help find a new home! "
- Renee & Patrick
" As real estate investors, we know the value of having a good team. Stirling's solid advice and super-accessibility goes "above and beyond" and in a recent purchase, he kept us grounded when we were moving towards panic mode. Looking back, it was so wise to purchase that property under his guidance. We recommend giving Stirling a call! "
- Rick & Joanne
" Stirling Karlsen has assisted us now, with both the purchase and the sale of properties in Calgary. In every instance, Stirling proved to be the most responsible and reliable choice! He was well informed and worked diligently to represent us in the real estate market. He was also willing to go above and beyond what we expected; assisting with and managing modifications (closing conditions) to the properties while we were away. We appreciated his thoroughness and his attention to detail, and we trusted his integrity absolutely! We would give Stirling the highest recommendation! "
- Cheryl & George
" Stirling was a pleasure to work with. I always found him to be very responsive and flexible to work around my schedule and availability. Stirling went the extra mile to help me find the right place for me when I was in the market to buy, screening a lot of properties and helping narrow the focus for me. I found him to be a huge resource and help in providing sage advice and honest input, not simply agreeing with all my thoughts on properties. Stirling was very efficient and made selling my condo painless and met my expectations; he delivered on what he said he could and got me an acceptable price. I have total trust and confidence in Stirling’s abilities and market knowledge, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to any family or friends. "
" I am a very happy home buyer thanks to Stirling. Stirling was friendly, helpful, and tolerant of my whole family tagging along. I love the home I purchased. I would work with Stirling again anytime and recommend him to everyone. Stirling is professional, friendly, and a great resource in finding the perfect home. "
" Buying a piece of property can be a very intimidating process, but Stirling was amazing to work with. He took the time to educate us on details to look at in every house we entered, and pointed out so many things that wouldn't have crossed our minds to consider. I have to say, Stirling was incredibly patient with us as it took us quite a bit of time to find 'the one' -- above all, he was really there for us, at our beck and call, which was much more than I was expecting when buying a house. Anytime I hear that someone is looking for a Realtor, I give them Stirling's info with complete confidence that they will have the same remarkable experience that we had with him. While I don't foresee ever leaving this house, if we ever need a Realtor for a transaction, we're happy to consider Stirling as part of our real estate team. "
- Tom & Ben
“ If you want a positive experience, personal service and assistance in finding a property that is a great fit, then Stirling is the person to contact. I appreciated that Stirling got back to me in a timely fashion, organized the properties in a sequential order for ease in viewing, and the result was a property that I can say I am happy I purchased. Thank you Stirling! "
“ Stirling has been our realtor for the sale of our house in our "huge" move from Alberta to Vancouver Island. We chose him after being referred by our financial advisor, and of course sitting down with Stirling to see if we would work well together. We must say that it has been a pleasure working with him, as he seemed to understand the enormity of our undertaking. This was our first real estate transaction in 23 years, so we were a bit anxious to say the least. Stirling tried to take that into consideration and help us through the rough spots - he was usually available through his cell phone, and if not, the pager worked! Of course we are happy with our sale, as we were wondering what would happen if we don't, patience of course is a virtue! We would refer Stirling to family and friends, remember that lots of communication is the key!! Thanks! "
- Tom & Laurie