We decided to sell our house in Brentwood Bay a few months ago. Serendipitously we had seen an interview with Julie DeMelo, published in a local newspaper, in which she seemed familiar with our particular situation. When we contacted her, she replied promptly with lots of useful advice about preparing to sell. But Julie provided so much more; she is knowledgeable about the market and our circumstances, optimistically realistic, friendly, honest and trustworthy. Julie guided us through the sales process and made it all seem straightforward. We were happy to have our house sold shortly after it hit the market, at a very acceptable price, and with no conditions. Julie made the process simple and hassle free for us, and we are very grateful to have been able to work with her in selling our house. We highly recommend Julie DeMelo to anyone looking to buy or sell a property. Many thanks Julie!
– Lance and Karen
Julie provided exceptional service, advice, and guidance in the selling of my condominium. Living in Edmonton at the time of listing my condo, Julie took care of every single detail. From arranging upgrades, painting, cleaning and repairs, Julie provided quotes, had the work done and the property listed within weeks of deciding to list my property. Even though I love Victoria, I never had to fly out to oversee any of the work being done and was always provided with before and after pictures. Julie also provided quick and honest advice on offers and facilitated a worry free closing sale experience.
I would highly and without hesitation recommend Julie to anyone looking to buy or sell property on Vancouver Island.
Thanks again Julie!
– Ken Lipinski, Edmonton, Alberta
Julie is truly an outstanding realtor. In addition to being a consummate professional, she’s also incredibly personable and truly cares. I was so impressed with her results when I bought my own home, that when my mother decided to relocate six years later, there was only one person I knew I could trust. Her expertise combined with impressive up-to-date knowledge of the current real estate market allows Julie to get the best possible deal for her clients which she then follows with expert advice on the often overwhelming details leading to possession date.
Julie is genuinely enthusiastic about matching you with your perfect home, and goes above and beyond to see her clients happy. Her efforts extend way beyond the sale. My mother is so excited to be moving into her new perfect home, and I have Julie to thank!
– Jessica Wilner McGregor
We were so fortunate to have had a chance meeting with you at one of your Open Houses a few years ago. Your professionalism and your engaging manner left an impression at that meeting, and have continued to do so as our relationship with you has evolved into choosing you as our realtor.
We want to thank you for all you have done through the selling of our home and the buying of our our new place.
You have always listened to our needs and worked on the timelines that were comfortable for us.
We have felt your advise around understanding the value of a property to be honestly provided and accurate.
We thank you for your time and willingness to show us the numerous properties that interested us. That exploration really helped us find the “right” property for our future.
We feel you were particularly insightful and very professional around the negotiations for our new place.
Thank you also for the great support and contacts you have suggested from getting our house ready for showing through to our moving out.
As you know we are hoping this will be our last move but should we change our mind you can be assured we will be calling.
We will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone we encounter who is looking to buy or sell a home. We wish you all the best in your profession.
– Elizabeth and John
In April of 2017 we decided we would look into listing our home of many years. We saw a “sold” real estate sign in our area with Julie DeMelo’s name on it and contacted her. We were very unsure about when we should list or even whether we should list. Through the process Julie was very understanding and flexible. She did not pressure us, but instead presented us with a very thorough market analysis. After almost a month of indecision we took the plunge and put our home on the market. From that moment on Julie was with us every step of the way. She was supportive, thorough and encouraging. She never pushed us past our comfort zone and was prompt to find answers. She made the entire process seem easy. How could selling our house seem so stress free? We sold within 24 hours of listing and Julie fielded multiple offers seamlessly. She brought us well over asking price and helped us consider all our options through the process. Our experience with Julie has been wonderful and we would not hesitate to recommend or refer her to anyone.
We sincerely thank you Julie,
– Keith and Dana Kinney
Working with Julie was a godsend. Julie really cared about us, and she went above and beyond to help us make decisions and survive the crazy Victoria real estate market. Her experience, knowledge and professionalism were invaluable in enabling us to purchase the perfect home.
Buying a house in this market was one of the most stressful experiences of our lives. We knew we had to sell our condo before we bought, so that we could write competitive offers. Unfortunately, that meant we were at risk of being homeless…with a baby! After we sold our condo (in 2 days!), we would spend every day scouring the listings, and then race out to see properties the minute they hit the MLS. Often we would have to guess how much a property would sell for, and then be disappointed when they went for way over our budget. The most stressful part of all was the lack of stock, which really took all the fun out of looking for a new home. We thought we would eventually have have to pay way too much for something that really wasn’t a good fit for our family. Luckily, we only had to lose one bidding war before we got our house, and it’s perfect! Now we get to look forward to the summer, hanging out in the backyard of our new home.
– Jess and Drew McGregor