As neither of us had been through the home-buying process, we were both very anxious and unsure of what to expect. Gord and Derrick invited us to their office for a Buyer's Presentation. They described the entire home buying process in a way that we could both understand. Topics included their roles, home search, market analysis, offers, negotiation, home inspection, role of lawyer, etc. They covered all items that we were unsure of. At the end of the presentation, Gord asked us if we had any questions or concerns. Our answer was, "Not anymore"! We started our property search with Gord and Derrick and eventually found a home in Braeside that checked all the boxes, although it was priced just a bit over our budget. They helped us to negotiate a price with the seller that was right on the mark. We would highly recommend the "Newman & Deans Team".
Throughout the entire process, both individuals acted with a high level of professionalism and ensured all of our interactions were timely and efficient. We also never felt pressured into making decisions we weren't comfortable with and appreciated the transparency that both offered. Their combined experience and knowledge proved to be exactly what we needed in order to sell our home. Big thanks for all of the help along the way!
When selling I am usually quite anxious and want to know about every viewing and what the reactions were. Derrick and Gord would message me every time and follow up with every realtor in a timely manner, and this made a difference. I never had to reach out to them because they would always beat me to it! They also made a huge effort to communicate with my tenant (I had a tenant while it was for sale) and make sure he was comfortable, which made the viewings smoother. Derrick and Gord are the most transparent and honest realtors we have ever worked with and we will definitely use them again for our next purchase or sale.
They were accommodating, timely, and professional. They were very effective in keeping us on track with our priorities for a house, and offering helpful feedback on prospective properties. We are in love with our new home in Patterson and highly recommend this "Realty Dream Team"!
My interactions with Gord and his whole team have been so fun, positive and pleasant due to their friendly, easy going personalities and attention to detail. The properties I've photographed for Gord and Derrick have been ready each time and we've been able to develop a cohesive working relationship, open to each other's ideas! I always look forward to photographing their listings! I have no doubt that anyone fortunate enough to work with them, is in the best of care! Thank you so much from myself and team Red Dot!!
The condo is located in the East Village of Calgary and the market was quite soft. Despite that, “Newman & Deans” were able to secure a buyer. We found Gord and Derrick to be professional, courteous, and friendly in guiding us through the process. We would recommend them for all residential real estate transactions. Sharon S.
As I was not very familiar with the communities, locations of amenities, etc. in Calgary, I needed to trust in someone to guide me in the right direction and ensure that I found the right property in a timely fashion. Additionally, I was not able to be in Calgary to view any properties until just a few weeks prior to requiring possession. Gord was very helpful in focussing in on my needs. He viewed properties and sent photos, etc. When I finally arrived in Calgary I was pleased that Gord had found the property that “checked all the boxes” plus a beautiful mountain view to boot!
Not only did they help us get into our new home, but we're very helpful in selling our home - even in a pandemic. Gord was quick to do multiple open houses before the pandemic to really get people in the house and when the pandemic hit, they did everything they could to help - 360 virtual tour, helping make sure showings were safe and following up on feedback of those showings to get the house sold. They also have team that they work with (lawyer, photographer) to help make the process less painful. We would definitely recommend them to anyone looking at buying or selling a house.
Derrick and Gord did a great job providing us with various options on the criteria we requested. We arranged a day to come to Calgary and view 7 different sites at which time we made an offer on a great property in Killarney. Their thoroughness and professional manner made this experience truly enjoyable and we are extremely pleased with purchase we made. I would recommend Gord and Derrick to any potential clients who are looking to buy or sell property in Calgary.
I will be the first one to admit that I was skeptical about the value of using a realtor (apologies to realtor friends!). But after selling our condo in a tough condo market and then looking for a new place when our requirements were very specific - I have a whole new appreciation for how much a great realtor can do. Gord's knowledge of construction & renovations and his ability to see what’s possible in a house in combination with Derrick's knowledge of the market and holding us to our requirements made the whole process fun and efficient. Dan and I highly recommend using Derrick & Gord for anyone thinking about buying or selling in Calgary. Full disclosure, Derrick is also a good friend of ours. But he is the kind of person that once you work with him, he will become your friend too.
We were uncertain about the buy/sell process and had some reservations. Gord described the entire process and the various steps required. Both he and Derrick were truly knowledgeable regarding the price to set on our house as well as what we should do to make the house more appealing for to prospective buyers. Within three days of the sign going up, our house was sold, and we began to look for a more suitable home. Gord and Derrick showed us numerous properties and we finally decided on a lovely bungalow in Rocky Ridge. They guided us through the buying process, helped us to negotiate a fair price that we felt extremely comfortable with. They recommended home inspectors and lawyers to help us through the final stages of the sale and purchase. Following our experience with the Newman & Deans Team, we have no hesitations in recommending them to other prospective clients. We are very pleased with the results that they were able to achieve for us. Lynn and Joanne F.