Sarah's Client Success Stories
We had our home on the market for approximately two years and had it listed with the big names in sales in the Kamloops area. In that period of time we had a great many people tour our home, but only had about two offers, both of which proved to be bogus. My wife and I had pretty much resigned ourselves to the fact that our home was not going to sell, at least not for what we were asking. Then we made contact with Sarah Lee and everything changed.
From our first meeting I knew that we had finally found a realtor who would actually sell our home, not just list it and hope for the best. Sarah takes a personal interest in your needs and works with what you give her. She advises, but doesn't dictate. She listens and even though she may not agree with what you say, she will follow your wishes. She is a hands on salesperson and combines a sensitivity to your needs, with a steely determination to sell.
Sarah sold our home in a very short time and in the process became a good friend to my wife and I, which we hope will continue long after our business ties have ended. She walked us through all the complexities of real-estate sales and made sure that two seniors did not take one wrong step. I mean it in the most flattering way, when I say, she is a shark swimming with minnows, when it comes to hard work and successful sales. If you want to sell your home in a reasonable amount of time and get a fair price, Sarah is your agent.
— MAKI, DEBORAH & BILL (2013 SELLER)
I met Sarah Lee 3 years ago when my husband and I were looking for a home to buy in the Kamloops area., She was so helpful to us and worked very hard to find the right home for us. Sarah is very efficient and forceful (in a very good way) and we were happy she was on our side. She found us our dream home and got the price to an affordable one. So after my husband passed away and I needed to sell my home I did not have to think twice about who was going to be my realtor. Sarah took on the challenge with open arms. She was so helpful in giving me hints and advice on what to do to get ready to sell. Sarah is very professional but also has compassion because she knew how hard this was for me and guided me every step of the way. Sarah had everything so organized before we even put it up for sale. I sold my house immediately and Sarah got me a great price. I sincerely appreciate all of Sarah's hard work for me and would like to keep in touch with her as my friend. When I am ready to buy a new home I already know who my realtor will be. Thank-you Sarah.
— DORIS MCCASKILL
We had an older house that we wanted to put on the market and which we needed to sell sooner rather than later. It is the sort of house that would appeal to someone who likes a building with great character, one that is inviting and comfortable, and very centrally located in Kamloops. Sarah helped us fine-tune our expectations and our perceptions of the house. This is important, because the owner/resident of a house often cannot see it with enormous clarity. Being coached to do so means that we could address the critical issues, let go of the inconsequential stuff, and feel good about what we were putting on the market. In the event, our collaborative effort secured a quick and very satisfactory sale. As a final note, we would add that Sarah made special efforts to help us keep the house presentable during the sale phase – we were out of town for much of that period and could not have maintained it in tour-ready condition without Sarah’s help.
—Belshaw, John (Former Thompson Rivers University Professor) & Purvey, Diane (Former TRU professor)
We could not more highly recommend Sarah Lee, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Kamloops. Although it took us almost 3 years to go from the “should we downsize stage” to going through with the commitment, Sarah was there with us for the entire journey. We never felt any pressure from Sarah. She was always very prompt with her responses, offered professional advice, and was willing to listen to and respond to our concerns. She went out of her way to help us stage our home, coming several times to provide suggestions, and then adding some of her own touches so that it was appealing to the audience we were targeting. She arranged a top-notch photographer who was able to show off the best features of our home. We were fortunate to sell above our asking price in just one day on the market. Sarah went above and beyond in her duties as a realtor, and you could not ask for a more hard-working and committed agent on your side.
— LANGEVIN, MARGARET & KEVIN (Teachers @ St. Ann's Academy)
We found Sarah purely by chance but could not have been happier with the service she provided for us. Sarah started by listening carefully to what we were looking for, she was always very prompt responding to our contacts, she answered any and all questions thoroughly, and all aspects of our purchase were covered most professionally. As well as having complete confidence in her as a realtor, we enjoyed her as a person. She was warm and friendly and a dream to work with. We would be happy to recommend her to anyone who needs a realtor. Thank you Sarah.
—Suzanne Lavallee and Doug Dowell
Sarah has sold properties for us in August 2011, and May 2013. We have consistently found her to be a dedicated and skillful realtor. When we have worked with Sarah, it has been as though she was working exclusively for us. The attention she gave us and our properties was always exceptional and resulted in the timely sale of our homes. We happily recommend her to anyone seeking excellent realtor services.
— SCHILLER, MARK (Retired Instructor at Thompson Rivers University) & DONNA (Retired Secondary School
Sarah helped us not only buy our dream home, but sell our individual homes prior to that. We enjoyed working with Sarah for many reasons, but her dedication and professionalism stand out the most. She made what can be one of the more stressful things a couple does, very easy. Our homes sold in a short amount of time and we credit that to her hard work of open houses and networking with other realtors to move the process along. We appreciated that fact that she was always available, either by email or phones calls. She never left us waiting and wondering what was going on. She values her client's time, listens carefully and takes their needs seriously. She is very knowledgeable, organized and we felt very confident as she left no stone unturned. Although we have no plans to move again for a very long time, should we have to, Sarah will be the first person we call and we have no hesitation recommending her as our top choice for a realtor.
— RINALDI, CLAUDIA (Lab Technician) & PARKER, DAN (General Sales Manager at Fountain Tire)
Being first-time home buyers , who were new to kamloops, we were very nervous and overwhelmed. But Sarah's knowledge, warmth, honesty and realistic outlook made our experience stress free and enjoyable. She always had our best interest at heart and was very patient with us. Sarah's attention to details and determination were key factors in helping us find our dream home. The exceptional service and personal attention we received were remarkable and much appreciated. We have Sarah to thank whenever our kids bundle up in our cozy living room in front of the fireplace , or run around happily playing in the yard.
— NAHLE, MAZEN & ALAA & THE ADRABLE KIDS (Mohamad & Fahtima)
Sarah Lee is a very competent and extremely knowledgeable about Kamloops and the climate of real estate here. We were very impressed with Sarah’s honesty, forthrightness and attention to detail. She was in constant contact with us and knew exactly what we wanted. From start to finish Sarah walked us through every step of the purchase of our home in Kamloops, met us at the house the day of our move and followed up for a month after our move to ensure that everything in our new home was in order. We highly recommend Sarah Lee to anyone looking to sell or buy in Kamloops. Thank you Sarah for making our move so easy. Linda DeBelser and Barry Owen
— Linda DeBelser and Barry Owen
We have been fortunate enough to have Sarah find us our home in Kamloops twice now. The first time, we were in the process of moving from the lower mainland and we found Sarah by way of her website. She called us immediately after submitting our inquiry and her dedication and prompt responses continued to show ever since. She is quite possibly the hardest working person we know! Our first experience with Sarah, we were first time home buyers, which was hugely intimidating but Sarah helped guide us every step of the way. Sarah even went above and beyond and recommended her favourite restaurants while we were in town for viewings, which to this day are still our favourites! While touring a house, she has never failed to give us her honest and incredibly knowledgeable opinion. She has consistently devoted all of her efforts towards fighting for the best price with the strongest argument for us. It is clear to us that she is not afraid of a challenge and her clients best interest is of the utmost priority to her. We felt with 100% certainty that Sarah genuinely wanted what was best for us and our growing family, and ultimately we ended up in our dream home because of her patience, dedication and hard work. Sarah, we cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for us and our family. We look forward to keeping in touch as we have done the last few years and would never even consider another realtor when the time comes to sell in the distant future. If we can convince our family to move here with us you can guarantee we will be calling you Sarah!
Stephanie (Pharmacist) & Travis (RCMP Officer) Staysko
Our family had outgrown our condo and needed to upsize to accommodate our needs and goals. We had worked with a couple of other realtors in selling our property while trying to navigate the market to our next home. After a few months of being listed and searching for our new home my wife and I became almost content that we would not be selling anytime soon. With no guidance or direction offered by other realtors we found our way to Sarah. Wow…what a difference! Through a couple of candid and informative consultations we re-assessed the situation of the property we had for sale. She guided us to better understand our market, what to expect, and where to focus our energy in the sale. After these corrections were made we immediately felt the impact of those decisions we had put into action with Sarah. There was meaningful interest in our property for the next couple of weeks, which Sarah was always available to guide us through. Within a couple of weeks of involving Sarah in our real estate needs we had our first offers, and within a week of that an accepted offer. This would NOT have been possible if not for Sarah’s determination, insight, and thoughtfulness.
At the same time Sarah was negotiating the purchase of our “dream home”. Her professionalism and tenacity in these negotiations made certain that we obtained the best deal with as little frustration as possible. We are now one happy, growing family in our new home. It was absolutely a pleasure to work with Sarah on these transactions. We highly recommend her for anyone’s real estate needs. With all sincerity, our family thanks you Sarah Lee.
Keep up the good work !
- Dale Robinson and Karen Hungar
We were Grateful that we found Sarah Lee to be our realtor. She is very smart, professional, caring, patient, friendly and organized person. She cares for her client and very passionate about finding us the right house. She took the time to listen to our opinion, offered us a good advise and useful information. We always felt like we were treated with respect, honesty and dignity. These attributes are extremely important to us. Thank you so much for your great effort and hard work in helping us to find a good house and we are so happy with the house we choose. You made us feel comfortable throughout the whole process and we really enjoyed working with you. We would highly recommend you to our friends and relatives.
- Rodelyn & Nomer Seville
We are writing to explain to others our experience in purchasing our home in Kamloops with Sarah. Sarah is a very caring real estate agent. She does her due diligence to understand you and the type of home you are looking for. She makes sure that you are getting the value for your dollar and guides you to make the right decision. She also stands behind her clients purchase. She is very conscientious and was quick to point out the homes that met our needs and the homes that did not. Buying a home is a stressful decision but dealing with Sarah made us feel confident in our purchase. Thank you Sarah for your professionalism and guidance on the purchase of our new home. Chris and Jeanette
- CHRIS (AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEER) & JEANNETTE (SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT) HANLON
We wish we could "like" Sarah's (Facebook) page 1,000 times over. We have used Sarah's services twice now, on both sides of the spectrum. When we were first time home buyers, she went above and beyond. When we sold our beautiful first home, we knew exactly who we wanted (needed!) to represent us. We could not be more pleased with the results. Sarah delivered what we dared not think possible. If you are shopping for a realtor, look no further. She will work tirelessly for you, and will look after your best interests, bottom line. Do not miss the chance to work with Sarah. You will not be sorry.
- Julie & Robert Mensing
We are so thankful to Sarah for her help with getting us into our first home! Sarah is very knowledgeable and provided us with great start-to-finish support when shopping for our house. Our experience with Sarah has been great and we would definitely recommend her services to anyone looking for a real estate professional who is truly caring about their clients' needs!
— LIZA & HARRY NEUMANN (Contractor)
I cannot say enough about Sarah's services. My husband and I were expecting a baby, looking to buy our first home, and had so much on the go. Understanding the need to get us settled so that I could begin the 'nesting' process, she alleviated the stress of searching for, finding, and negotiating the purchase of a home. She worked tirelessly to get us into the perfect place. Her diligence, communication, and work ethic are beyond expectation. Sarah will give you 100% of her focus, 100% of the time. She does not overlook a single detail, and will answer your questions (sometimes even before you know to ask them) thoroughly and with total honesty. Looking back over the process, we would not have changed a thing. We feel incredibly lucky to have had someone like her in our corner. Sarah is someone you can put complete trust in, and can sleep soundly knowing that she is working hard for you. We are using her services again, and are so thrilled to have her back in our lives. Thank you, Sarah, for all that you do. We know how hard you work, and how much you love what you do.
— JULIE & ROBERT MENSING
Sarah was our realtor for our first home. Being a first time buyer is very exciting, but at the same time it was very stressful. Sarah never once left us feeling confused or in the dark. Her professionalism, passion and excitement made us feel like we were working with a friend and not just a realtor.
Sarah could not have been more knowledgeable about the housing market and our needs. She was accommodating at helping us get into the perfect home and finding our perfect home was her primary concern. In every phone call, email and viewing, it was evident that her focus was that we were considered important, no matter how great or small our questions or concerns. She walked with us step by step from beginning to end, and then paid us numerous visits and encouragement even after she handed us the keys. I'm not sure if we could have found a better realtor. Not one detail was missed, Sarah is the consummate professional in every way. We have considered it a privilege to have found her, and would not hesitate to recommend or have her work for us again.
— TURNBULL, AUDREY (Hillside Contracting) & RICK (Arrow Transport)
Sarah is the best realtor you will ever have the pleasure of working with. She helped me find my forever home in Kamloops and I am so grateful for her. She is very hardworking and was incredibly patient with my changing demands. Once I found what I was looking for she worked tirelessly to make it happen. I ended up with a far better home than I could have dreamed of owning. I give her full credit. She also helped make sure every detail of the transaction was thorough and complete. Thank you Sarah Lee!
— ANITA SEHN
Working with Sarah in finding my first home purchase was a positive and exciting experience! Her hard work and determination to find me the perfect home was impressive. I felt she always kept me as a priority and went out of her way to accommodate my timeline. Sarah's knowledge and honesty about the best areas to buy in Kamloops made my selection easier. Without a doubt I would use her services again in either buying or selling a property!
— KARA, GAYLE, & MARKO ZURAK
Sarah Lee is exceptionally hard-working, honest and devoted to providing her clients the best of her services, at all times. I especially appreciated her personal commitment to my needs and the selfless time she devoted to achieving our goals.
— SCHAFFER, JUDY (Retired Finance Clerk, BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS))
Like most first time home buyers, my husband and I really didn’t know the first thing about buying a house or where to start (especially having just moved from a different province). Then one day, Sarah very warmly introduced herself to us and suddenly our home ownership dreams turned into an exciting new reality. At first, we were pretty timid, cautious, and quite frankly a little scared as we opened a new chapter in our life as newlyweds. Within one week, we had begun to explore our options more and more confidently through Sarah’s outstanding expertise.
Sarah guided and supported us throughout the entire process with an unmistakable background of diverse experience and comprehensive knowledge. Within two months and two very hectic personal work/life schedules to accommodate, Sarah smoothly facilitated the eventual discovery and purchase of our very first home.
If you’re looking for someone that will take the time to really understand you and go out of their way to help you, Sarah is your girl! Right from the start, Sarah has been a brilliant mentor and a delightful friend. We are blessed to have her charming personality in our life and look forward to our ongoing relationship and of course many more Sunday lunch dates in our new home with Sarah.
Thank you again for everything Sarah!
— Candice and Chris Lantos
Working with Sarah was a very positive experience for us as first time home buyers. She was very interested in who we were and what we needed as a family. Not only was she mindful of what we were looking for in a home and what our financial limits were, she was also respectful of not putting pressure on us as well. Once we found the house we wanted to bid on she was very skilled in negotiating the process and keeping us informed and guiding us every step of the way. We were very pleased with her service and definitely would use her again. Thank you Sarah!
— JEFF STEVENSEN & BARB JOLICOEUR
Sarah Lee helped us buy our first home in 2013. From the beginning of our search to the final completion of our purchase, Sarah explained the process clearly, every step of the way, and she made sure we had the relevant details we needed to make our decision.
There’s a lot to think about when buying a home, and Sarah’s advice was invaluable for us. Sarah spent time with us to understand what we wanted and needed from a home, and she used her ample local knowledge to help us refine our search to a short-list of suitable properties. She explained the process and conditions clearly, and she gave detailed insights about several properties, including information about the strata finances and assets, neighbourhoods, potential to increase value (renos), and recent market conditions. When we were ready to make an offer, she made sure our offer was legally correct and completed quickly. She also helped us to speed-up our mortgage application, organize a home inspection, and find legal representation.
Sarah was always available for us. She’s organized, prompt, and very efficient. An excellent communicator, Sarah is honest, direct, and a pleasure to work with. She didn’t try to sell us a home; instead, she helped us make informed decisions by giving us the information we needed at each step in the process. Thanks for all your work, Sarah!
We are very lucky to have met you.
— CHRIS WARD (Instructor at Thompson Rivers Univ.) & HYOE YEON HWANG
Our experience with Kamloops realtor Sarah Lee was a positive one with us selling our home in a timely fashion. Sarah was very professional in her approach in making sure our home had the best of opportunity to be viewed worldwide. The photos of our home were exceptional as they showed our house well. Sarah was always ready to insure all our questions were answered and if she was unable to provide us with an answer she would do the research. Sarah was quick to offer us instant feedback from potential buyers after each showing. We feel Sarah went above and beyond our expectations. Sarah did everything possible to make the sale of our home very enjoyable and rewarding.
— WEILER, MAUREEN (Office Manager) & MARK (Sales Consultant)
Downsizing is one of the hardest transitions a person has to make at a certain age. I was lucky to have Sarah as my Realtor, actually she was more than a Realtor, she was my advisor, my keen observer of details that my inexperienced eye would not have caught, and she simply made my whole buying a house and selling mine so much easier. Her help was balanced, she knew when to give advice and when to be discreet, and allow me to make that final decision . When I made my choice it was time for the difficult part, the paper work, well, before I knew it was done and well done. I had absolutely no worries, the whole operation went very smoothly. Sarah was always punctual, correct, and someone you can totally count on. I am very thankful to have had her, for her excellent service and great personality. She knows her business.
— Anneke Leupin (Retired Artist)
To all who seek the Best REALTOR in Kamloops! (Probably anywhere)
I would like to introduce you to Sarah Lee.
I was looking at a MLS Listing or “trying to” Every time I would search a pop up would appear requesting you sign in with your email and then you wait to be contacted to receive a password in a day or so. With no expectations and a bit of frustration, I signed on to Sarah Lee page. I was sitting with my daughter and said if I don’t hear back within a couple of hours, I would be sure not to use this Agency. Less than 20 minutes later “Poof” like magic Sarah had setup my password and forwarded the listing I wanted plus about 10 more. Still a little skeptical I went through the listings thinking she had an assistant sitting in the office doing her leg work. 10 minutes after that, Sarah herself called and said she had noticed that I had already looked at all the listings she provided, and did I see anything that appealed to me or should she change any of the criteria to be more appealing. (Which she did immediately)
After the call was done, (I made no commitment to Sarah,) I spoke with my wife and we decided to go and drop in the Agency and hopefully see Sarah to see if she was what the 1st impression had lead me to believe. She was all that and more! Sarah was professional and knowledgeable. She gave us expert advice and details about the area & neighborhoods that we were looking at.
We spent about 4 weeks looking 1 day a week, as I work out of town, Sarah went out of her way to accommodate my schedule. We found our New Home!!! After our offers and due diligence we went back and forth, Sarah got our little gem for a great price. She was very thorough and truly looked out for our best interest. Her professionalism leads us to believe she loves her job and works hard for her clients, and that it wasn’t all about commission!
We would definitely recommend Sarah’s services to anyone looking to buy or sell their home, and wouldn’t hesitate to call her again if we need her services.
Thank you Sarah!!!
— Rick & Cindy (Insurance Broker) Batten