With a "Client First" focus, Jeff's past clients continually refer their friends, co-workers and family to him annually.
Jeff believes that the "GOLDEN Rule" of "Do to others as you would have them do to you" falls short of Optimum Customer Service, as this assumes that the client has the same expectations as the business provider. Rather, he provides his clients with Personal Attention and a focus on the "PLATINUM Rule" of: Do to others as THEY would like done to themselves.
We would like to send a recommendation in regards to Jeff Stern, our realtor with Remax, who was very knowledgeable, dependable, and trustworthy. He demonstrated a professional, gentle demeanor that removed our stessors in every way possible and aided us in the sale of our home. His support and ongoing communication was greatly appreciated and made a move a whole lot easier for us.
-Rod and Marilyn Cote
October 9, 2008
Thanks so much for putting me in touch with Audrey when I sold my house in Brandon, and for shooting us in Ryan's direction while we looked for a house here. Ryan was exactly what we needed in an agent - calm, well-informed and confident. He made our hunt as stress-free as possible. We really appreciate everything you both did for us, and we are super happy with our new home.
Catherine and Omar
Back in October of 2006 I called you looking to buy a house, and you had Ryan Davis work with me. I am really glad for this, because Ryan's skill and expertise far exceeded anything I could have ever expected. Although I was a first time home buyer had no clue as to what it was I was doing, Ryan was more than patient with me.
When I first sat down with him, he told me that we were going to do things the way I wanted to do them, and that's exactly how it went the whole time. He was EXTREMELY accommodating for appointments and he was more than happy to spend some extra time for me on a few things.
If there was ever a question on a certain aspect of a home I was interested in, Ryan took the initiative and jumped right on it without me asking. If I had any questions that he didn't know the answer to, he'd get on those right away, as well.
Ryan doesn't fool around, and it's very much a pleasure to deal with him. Working with him definitely took 95% of the stress out of looking for a house.
If I talk to anyone who's planning on buying the house, I would to them that recommend they don't screw around and go talk directly to Ryan.
August 3, 2006
I was told by my friends to sell privately and save the money. I felt that I get paid for my work so if Jeff can get me my price or better, he deserves to get paid too.
It was a pleasure dealing with you Jeff, not only did you sell my home, but for much more than I thought!
June 3, 2006
I was just talking to a friend who just bought a condo that you had a VT (tour) for and I am impressed. Loved the tour, you always were at the top of your game!
Btw, I wanted to thank you again, you sold my house so fast (in 11 hours.) I was still in shock for a month! Thank you again Jeff, my hat goes off to you, and good luck on your pursuit for challenge!
Mike & Nikki Atkinson
March 30, 2006
This is to let you know how much Val and I appreciate your help as we embark on our real estate investments. From your initial recommendation of a great mortgage broker to the recent introduction of a great commercial agent. Indeed, for you to admit freely to us that commercial was not your area of expertise and to steer us in the right direction is a hallmark of a true professional. This confirms what we have thought about you ever since you sold us our first house, that you are a super nice guy and a decent human being, that is quite refreshing in this day and age. Keep up the good work my friend! God bless.
Paul and Val
December 12, 2005
I am a first time home buyer and I really didn't know what steps were needed to be taken in buying a home. I didn't know who to call or where I should go, so all I did was submit an email over the Internet and before the day was over they already had somebody call me back.
Jeff Stern and his buyer specialist Ryan Davis were absolutely wonderful. I felt so comfortable talking to Jeff and Ryan it was as if I had known them for years they made purchasing a home so easy and stress free!! All the questions I asked they answered in great detail and made sure that I had an understanding of all aspects in buying a home.
Even though money was tight for me Jeff and Ryan treated me as if I was buying a million dollar dream house, they truly just wanted me to be happy, and that is very rare to come by. So If you want to make buying or selling a home fun, easy and stress free I strongly recommend going with Jeff Stern and Ryan Davis, it's the smartest choice for anyone!! I can't thank them enough they really helped me in this great investment!!!!!!
January 29, 2005
Mr. Jeff Stern
Re/Max Performance Realty
942 St. Mary's Road
Randy and I wanted to extend to you; our most heartfelt thanks for helping us sell our home.
As we were considering making a move, we had originally thought we would sell our house privately. After all, that is how we purchased our home almost 18 years ago. However, with our lives as busy as they have been lately, we were not sure this might be the best option for us.
When we decided to sell using an agent, we called in two different agents to give us our home evaluation. We liked your approach to selling our home best. Your suggestions of things we should do for the showings were invaluable. You had many visits lined up, to make the least possible disruption to our lives Moreover, at the end of one day of showings. and several offers later, our home sold. for much higher than the asking price! We could not be happier.
Thank you for making this a much easier process to bear.
Our best regards.
-Debbie and Randy
Paulo and I would like to thank you for your continued interest in us. When we first met just over five years ago, we were very pleased that we took you on as our agent. You were very professional from the start and were very proactive in helping us find our first home — a very big step in our lives.
One of the main reasons we sought you out was that you had your own website. Because of this, we felt that you meant business and were making yourself and your services more readily available to everyone. Of course, we greatly appreciated the assistance we received from you.
Through the years, you have continued to keep in touch with us, be it on a personal level or on a business level. We never thought we would become “friends” with our real estate agent. Here you are, five years later, still checking up on us and looking after our house needs.
The bottom line is thank you! Thank you, Jeff, for giving us that “value-added service” and meaning it. We can tell when a sales professional is “faking” it with customers just for their business. You definitely do not do this with us and, I’m sure, with anyone else. We know we are in good hands when it comes time to purchasing or building our next home. You are a very successful agent. Keep up the good work!
-Paulo and Paula Amaral
You were recommended by my nephews daughter, Angela. You not only sold her house quickly but you got a higher price than she expected. I was pleased that the house sold so quickly. I appreciate that you took the time to explain about the utilities, insurance, etc. Thank you for being so helpful Olga
Thank you very much for all you did for me with dealing with everything. I will definitely be calling you when I am ready to purchase my next home.
We were treated as if we were million dollar customers even though our budget was tight. We were treated with patience & courtesy & real attention to our needs. I have only praise for your service. It was excellent. You were wonderful at explaining the most complex matters& bringing them down to a logical & easily understood level.
-Kevin and Angelika
Very efficient and quick to get showings, good info package and explanations of what to do. (No unpleasant surprises). You were highly recommended by a co-worker.
-James and Stephanie
September 24, 2007
Dear Mr. Stern;
I am writing to thank-you for your recent assistance in helping us to avert a potentially disastrous real estate transaction.
A member of my family had entered into a private transaction to purchase his first piece of real estate. The transaction was entered into without the assistance of professional real estate agents or lawyers and appeared to be very one sided to the buyers disadvantage. Not knowing where to turn for advice, I called you because of my past experience with you in the purchase of my current home. I felt that because of your strong understanding of real estate matters, you might be able to help our family member avoid a catastrophe.
In addition to wise council and advice you provided us with valuable background history of both the property and the seller. In the end your knowledge and experience as well as your professional referral contacts put us in a position whereby we were able to transact with knowledge, confidence and most importantly awareness of potential risks involved. I should add that you did all of this without charge or fees. Thanks to you, we were able to avoid what very nearly became a costly and expensive mistake.
The lesson that we learned from the very close call was that for major transactions like the purchase of real estate, it is always wise to deal with a reputable, professional real estate professional such as you.
My family and I are grateful to you for your assistance and would like to add our name as testimony of your integrity, real estate knowledge and professionalism.
Thank-you and god bless.
My husband, Derek and I would like to take the time and share with you our home buying experience we had with Ryan Davis. Derek and I became pregnant while travelling overseas and had a quick return home to Canada. We I new in our hearts that we wanted to buy a house but didn't I know anything about real state and a bit scared of using an agent because of some horror stories we have heard.
We decided to go with an agent anyways and we went with Ryan, and that was the best decision we could have ever made! Ryan was (is) so professional, detailed, honest, positive, energetic and he made us feel so comfortable right off the bat. We I new that we were in safe, fantastic hands!
While on the house hunt Derek and I got discouraged thinking we may never find the home we want and every time Ryan was there boosting our spirits and helping us get back up on the "horse." Ryan never allowed us to think or feel like we were being defeated and he always had confidence that our home was out there.
Ryan gave so much of his time and was so accommodating to us and our schedule. We never felt rushed while looking at a house, he never made us feel bad that we were seeing too many homes and he never pressured us to buy. That was key for us. We I new that we could take our time and be thoughtful in the process. We knew that Ryan was looking out for our best interest.
Sure enough we have found our dream home. Ryan again was so amazing going over all the paper work with us, making sure we understood everything we were signing and doing. When we got the phone call from Ryan that we got the house I screamed in his ear so loud (poor guy). We were so happy and blessed. But the sweetest part of getting this house was that Ryan was apart of this journey with us.
Supporting us all the way. His confidence kept us going and now we have the house of our dreams to show for it. Jeff, Ryan speaks very highly of you and he takes great pride in his job. We are so thankful to have had the experience we did with Ryan. We appreciate him and all the time and work he put into helping us buy a home. He represents you and Maximum Realty with flying colours.
Derek and Chandra Kremski
March 1, 2006
Ryan and Jeff were there for me to answer any questions I had, as efficiently and accurately as possible. Their customer service and ethics are second to none.
November 10, 2005
Steve and I want to thank you for helping us sell our house. You have been patient with me through out the whole time. You were professional and explained to us about the house selling process. You answered all the questions that I had and you were upfront and honest with me. I remembered talking on the phone with you for an hour @ 11:00 p.m. on how the market works and what would be the best strategy to sell our house. I never realized how much you sacrificed to sell our house. You make it look so easy and painless but I have a whole new appreciation for you. Thank you for going out of your way to help us sell our house and Steve and I can't thank you enough!
Steve & Grace
To whom it may concern,
Jeff Stern acted on my behalf in the recent sale of my house. I found him honest and hard working. Whatever Jeff said he would do he did and then some.
There was a difference between the square footage of my house that Jeff had measured and the square footage that the bank appraiser used for his appraisal. The difference was enough that the buyer would not have qualified for a mortgage and the sale could have fallen through. Jeff went to bat for me and proved that his measuring techniques were in fact correct. Because of this Bank appraisers have now adopted Jeff's way of measuring and appraising square footage of homes.
I would not hesitate to use Jeff for any future transactions and highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a competent agent.
I just want to send a huge "thank you" for all you have done for me.
Going through a separation with 3 kids and trying to sell my house on my own, looked like a long road, not to mention a nightmare. I looked into selling it privately. With kids in sports, dancing, etc., I wasn't home much in the evenings. I knew I wouldn't have the confidence, patience or time to just sit around and wait for just one call. My sister referred you to me and said I should just call and meet you. I am still thanking her for that.
The first time we met, I knew my troubles would be taken care of, and that there was a light at the end of the tunnel. (So to speak.) You talked to me and explained things in terms I would understand, even if it took 2 or 3 times explaining, and you made sure I did before you went forward. You included my children when you were in our house, and told me to sit back, relax, go on with our busy lifestyle and everything would be fine.
I couldn't believe it. You had one open house and my house was sold that day. Wow! I noticed a house down the street that is selling privately and has had the sign there for about 5 weeks. Mine - sold in a day. "Now what do I do"..."Now who do I call.".. were the continuous questions I had during every conversation. "Nothing". and "I take care of that".. was always the response.
You took the time, you listened and went that extra mile just to make sure that everything was done with the least amount of worries for me. Thanks again. You turned selling my house into a positive experience instead of the nightmare I was facing a month ago.
"You are so easy to talk to and you really listen to everything. You were recommended by a co-worker and he had nothing but good things to say. Jeff, I can't thank you enough for everything you have done to make everything go so smoothly."
"We wanted to thank you for your advice, and guidance and the effort you put in to find buyers for our home, sell it in record time and get us a fair price. We liked your innovative marketing methods and appreciated your thorough knowledge of real estate. You convinced us by your actions that to hire a real estate agent is a good thing and not a disappointing experience. Keep up this great work-we are recommending you to all our friends." -Barry and Marie
Your expediency cutting edge techno stuff brought us great results.
-Chris & Leslie
The fact that the service was really personal--you were attentive to our individual needs. This is not very common with real estate agents (no offense). Thank you for that. I was attracted to your services via your web page. When I visited your web page I filled out the "questionnaire" When you called me the next day, I was quite surprised and impressed with your concern and professionalism.
-Paula and Paulo
"First of all I wanted to thank you for all of your efforts on our behalf. I understand you even exchanged some fighting words for us the day we took possession. I just wanted to make sure you knew how much we appreciated the lengths you went to on our behalf. I also realize that you were in no way obligated to even attend the walk through, much less be such an advocate for us, so once again, thanks.