Below are some of my Client Testimonials
By: Sue and Bob Watson
We first met Rhonda several years ago when, in their absence, she sold our neighbour''s house. We would see her every day watering the plants, sweeping the porch and shaking out the doormat. We decided right then, if the day came for us to sell, Rhonda would be our choice for a realtor. Here we are, years later, and she has done an exemplary job preparing to sell, staging and showing it beautifully. She steered us through all the steps necessary to sell our home. Rhonda was so professional in her gentle guidance and so knowledgeable about gauging the market, advertising, networking and presenting our home to prospective buyers, and she did all of this while we were out of the country. Please don''t let that lovely face fool you though, she was a pit bull in the arena. In the end, after a few delays, (because our new home had construction delays), it sold in just two days after being put on the market. Rhonda's kindness went beyond the house sale and we consider her a trusted friend. Thanks, Rhonda.
By: Bryan Jackson
Rhonda Hamel, you are one of a kind and we can’t imagine having anyone else having our backs and helping us through this process. Your caring professional approach made the process seamless and wonderful for us. We have found our forever Realtor and more than that, a friend. We would highly recommend Rhonda to anybody. She truly cares.
By: Graeme and Krissy Brown
Thank you so much for all your help in finding our 2nd home! We have settled in very nicely and couldn’t have done it without your help! Your reassurance, listening to what we were looking for and finding it for us was amazing! Thank you again for being our realtor but most of all being our friend!
By: Brian and Sara DePooter
Rhonda was absolutely fabulous to work with. She is very knowledgeable, willing to go the extra mile, answered all our questions and made great suggestions; Made our buying and selling journey rewarding. We would absolutely recommend Rhonda’s services to anybody!
By: Kristin and Ryan
Rhonda did a great job assisting us with purchasing our first home! She was able to secure quick viewings for us in a very competitive market. She was also able to provide great insight on the area we were looking in (Port Perry) and is very knowledgeable when it comes to the details of each house she sees. She was always available to answer our questions, and we always felt like we were in good hands.
By: Olga McQuay and Ian Garlick
Hello Rhonda, Just writing to thank you for all the help you provided in the sale of our home. The photographer and the stager you arranged did an amazing job of featuring the house. Your real estate skills guided us in presenting the homes attributes and location. We are very thankful that you were our agent. We would be pleased to recommend you to any future home buyers or sellers. Best wishes in your future endeavours.
By: Cathy and Jim
Hello Rhonda. The whole experience of selling and buying and moving into our new home was fantastic - mainly because you were our agent! We loved that you were always looking out for what we needed and that you are very customer focussed. Your honesty and sincerity were very gratefully appreciated and so was your patience with our frustrations -LOL! Thank you!!
By: René Chevalier Moved from Ontario to Quebec
A Great Décision - Sale my House I am retired more than 10 years already. I had a difficult decision to sell my house, but who can help me through this process? As per my experience as a professional throughout my career, I knew how to find the best employee to help in my work. I used the same approach to sell my house. First, I chose RE/MAX because being the larger company, they will be able to communicate using tools to reach a greater public. The other factor I had to choose was the employees. We know when it is time to do evaluation of their performance none have the same attitudes or approach for their work. This is normal, but as an outsider or future customer, we are not in position to do a such evaluation. We have no other choice but to rely on recommendations from a friend or somebody who has used their service. Rhonda Hamel was highly recommended by my friend and by talking with other people, her reputation was not limited to my friend. As a senior, we are more suspicious but my first contact with her was very positive. Rhonda explained to me in detail what she will be able to do for me. At our age, the stress takes place easily when we are pushed for a decision, but Rhonda gave me all the time to decide without any pressure. She was also available all the time, regardless the agreement was not signed yet. Now the decision took place with all information in my hand and knowing what she will be doing for me. She also gave me some recommendation what I can do to help her. Rhonda wanted to create a team to reach her goal to sell my house. This kind of approach, you are never left in the dark and this meant less stress for me. I signed the contract, as expected the communication with the public was there. All the time, for each visit I was notified and given feedback. The team work was really in place. The satisfaction was mutual. Rhonda’s experience was used to eliminated problems that we can’t expect as a seller. Finally, an offer took place. Her evaluation and recommendations were clearly laid out on the table with the options available to me. Now, after 6 months in my new home, I can just say today, thank you Rhonda Hamel. You did a good job for me and you did honour to RE/MAX.
By: Laurie Preston Down
Rhonda has helped my husband and I buy and sell a number of homes over the years. We’ve recommended Rhonda to many family and friends – all who now call Rhonda “their agent.” Like us, they wouldn’t look anywhere else. She’s trustworthy, hard working and a pleasure to know! You’ll never regret doing business with her. A gem in every respect. No hesitation – we highly recommend her
By: Giovanna Cruz – Whitby, Ontario
We had met Rhonda about 2 years ago at an open house and I distinctly remember her instant genuine greeting and friendly conversation. She handed us her business card and suggested we could meet up one day when we were ready to sell our home. Time went on and life happened, however we always kept in touched with Rhonda. She never once pressured to sell or talk numbers, Rhonda was always genuinely interested in how we we’re doing and how we were adjusting in our new roles as parents. After I returned to work from maternity leave we made the decision to sell and move into a bigger family home. This was the most terrifying decision, with a toddler and the uncertainty of how it would all go but we had the comfort of Rhonda walking us through every step of the way. Rhonda not only walked us through every step, she became a mentor, a babysitter haha and most importantly our friend. Rhonda is an amazing women and great at what she does. She helped us sell our home in under one week, and opened our eyes to an area we had never thought to consider, but ended up finding our new house, that we will now call home in a few months. Thank you Rhonda for all that you have done, we would of been lost without you. -Joanna, Renato and Alessia Cruz xo
By: Margaret and Ron – Bowmanville, Ontario
We have wanted to write a testimonial for Rhonda for a while now but every time we read everyone else’s they pretty much say everything we wanted to say. Rhonda is everything her clients say she is. She is consistent. She is genuine. She is very professional and knowledgeable about every aspect of the business. Rhonda worked with us for over a year, giving her expertise, her time and her support. She never pushed but she asked the right questions and gave us a nudge when we needed it. She helped us find the right house in a crazy market and she sold our house beyond our expectations. Rhonda staged and presented our home so well. She had it professionally photographed and the end result was fabulous. We also had fun in the process. You will not go wrong with Rhonda in your corner.
You helped us find our forever home. We did not know you at all. We saw your name on a sign in Port Perry. Being new in Canada we did not know you need to have a Real estate agent to be able to view properties. We called you and ask you if you would show us the house you were selling. You ask if we had to real estate agent and our real estate agent needed to contact you to set up a time to view the house. At that point we inform you that we did not have a real estate agent you kindly show us the house in Port Perry without a signing any paperwork with you. You shopped around with us for two months without having any agreement with us. I remember how I was trying to pay way over asking price for a house and you stopped me. I never forget when you told me Shab “don’t let your emotions make decision for you.” You were honest, kind and patient with us. Every time someone compliments us on our house we always tell them how we met the best real estate agent and how she found our dream home. You are “The best”.
By: Peter and Laurie N – Oshawa, Ontario
Rhonda Hamel: The Best Kept Secret in Real Estate! We first met Rhonda at an open house and were immediately impressed. Her cheerful approach and thoughtfulness is absolutely genuine. Along with this, her professionalism and knowledge of the market in our neighbourhood led us to select her as our own agent. Even though we had interviewed other “more well known” agents when searching for the one who would be “right” for us, Rhonda was the clear choice. Her sincere desire to help us achieve our goals and her attentiveness was unlike any other we have experienced when buying or selling a home. We would highly recommend Rhonda to any family. In our opinion, she is the best kept secret in real estate in all of Durham! Peter and Laurie
By: Joanne Almond – Bowmanville, Ontario
I can’t say enough good things about Rhonda. I really did not know what to expect or the stress I might have to endure when selling my house and buying another one. The professionalism, knowledge and patience Rhonda had, made my experience a very enjoyable one. I would not hesitate to recommend Rhonda to my family and friends. Thanks Rhonda! You’re the best!! Joanne Almond
By: Jennifer & Jeff – Oshawa, Ontario
Jennifer and I would like to give Rhonda a big “Thank you” for making our first “conventional” home purchase go so smooth and easy. One day my wife came across a home that was recently sold by Rhonda; one that I thought would have been on the market for a LONG TIME. To our surprise it took not but a few days on the market and was as good as sold by Rhonda. I thought, if she can sell this home, then she can sell our home and she did! At our initial meeting with Rhonda she was given a list of what we wanted in a home, preferred area to live and our budget. As a result, the home we decided to make an offer on was the second home she showed us. We found Rhonda to be professional, knowledgeable, competent and easy going; just a few words I can use to describe her. Rhonda’s connections with mortgage specialists, home stagers and lawyers help too. One stop shopping from start to finish. Sincerely, Jennifer and Jeff
By: Paul and Jacilynn – Courtice
As first time home buyers everything was very overwhelming. But Rhonda was very helpful in answering our questions and put our concerns at ease. Rhonda gave us advice where we needed it and listened to all our wants and needs. Working with Rhonda to find our first home was a pleasure, she is very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Rhonda Hamel made our first home buying experience amazing. Sincerely Paul & Jacilyn
By: Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Foley – Mississauga, Ontario
Dear Rhonda, Both Steve and I would like to thank you so much for your diligence, professionalism, hard work, honestly and support in the selling of our home. The housing market here in Southern Ontario continues to be a guessing game at the best of times and your timely feedback, information and follow-up helped us to navigate the challenges and seller’s stress of open houses, offers and showings and most important of all – to reach a positive conclusion. Given that we live an hour from Courtice it was just amazing how you also assisted us in keeping our home tidy, clean, flowers watered etc. throughout the selling period – we could not have managed this without your help. Once again we thank you for all your collaboration in this project. We wish you every success in your future endeavors and would be happy to speak with anyone interested in working with you to share out very positive experience. Best regards, Stephen and Sandra
By: Cathy, Steve and Family (aka Brady Bunch) – Bowmanville
In 2013 we were tasked with selling 3 homes and buying one. Having sold two other homes in the past with different real estate agents, I knew I needed to be selective when making the decision who to work with. Rhonda Hamel was on the top of my list. I knew she was a great mother and wife, but had no idea about her work ethic. She never failed to impress me. Rhonda is well informed about the housing market and priced our homes appropriately. I never felt pressure to make a decision or disappointed in the decisions we made. Rhonda has excellent follow-up skills, presents herself with confidence and always dresses for success! Selling a home and moving is considered one of the number one stresses in life. Working with Rhonda made this stress go away with her efficient and comforting nature. In a matter of 8 months we sold 3 homes and found the home of our dreams to combine our two families. I would highly recommend Rhonda to anyone looking for an agent who truly cares about her client’s satisfaction! Cathy, Steve and Family (aka Brady Bunch).
By: Terry and Rose – Oshawa, Ontario
Rhonda, I wanted to take a few moments from my busy day to express Terry’s and my appreciation in helping us to purchase our new home. It’s been three months, since we purchased our home in Ajax, and I am so very happy with the house, the service and especially your dedication to assisting us. This wasn’t my first home purchase, but it was Terry’s. You patiently answered all our questions, helped locate the homes which suited our needs and budget, and even provided a name of super fantastic Lawyer. We felt very prepared and focused during our search. You kept our spirits up and kept saying “the right house will come” and sure enough it did. Thanks for going the extra mile! In a time where customer service is not heard of, you managed to provide to us a service which we didn’t feel happened anymore. Thanks for restoring the faith. Cheers, Terry and Rose
By: Graeme & Kristine – Port Perry, Ontario
Dear Rhonda, I am writing to thank you for helping us to purchase our home in Port Perry. I feel like this has been quite a journey. If you recall, we were literally all over the map and didn’t really know exactly where we wanted to settle. I asked for next to impossible parameters to fulfill, and you so patiently provided us with options. Meeting wherever the listings took us, I felt we must be more trouble than most buyers. But to the contrary, you always made us feel like we were your most important clients. I truly feel like it was in your heartfelt commitment to make sure you found us a home. Your knowledge, resourcefulness and professionalism were incredible. You took the time and care to go over the details of all of the many documents and other pieces of information as they became relevant. Your experience as a real estate agent provided us with a great resource. And although you never lost your professionalism, you made our experience very personal. You were generous with your time and respectful of ours. You were flexible. You immediately figured out, It was very important for us to have our children feel they were included in the process. You took the time to get to know our children and include them in the conversation. You listened to their opinions and gave them merit. My son Kevin especially wanted me to tell you “Thanks!” I was always led to believe that when buying or selling a home that you must take your heart out of the equation. But for me that is impossible, when searching for a real home for my family. You connected with us, and you earned our trust. You operated with honesty and integrity, and showed us that you can keep your heart in the equation as well. If we sell or buy again, we plan to use you. We will recommend you to anyone seeking a real estate agent in the area. Sincerely, Graeme, Kristine and the kids.
By: Rory and Liz Goring – Bowmanville, Ontario
Rhonda, Our experience with Rhonda Hamel was exceptional! Rhonda was knowledgeable, friendly, punctual, and passionate throughout our home buying experience. Rhonda was always accommodating when we notified her of listings we were interested in. Rhonda showed us a range of different homes to help guide our understanding of the market and then focused the search to fit our exact criteria. When we found a home we were set on buying, Rhonda put aside an important personal engagement to help us realize our dreams. Because of Rhonda, we are now living in our dream home – thank you Rhonda! Sincerely, Liz and Rory Goring (Happy Home Owners)
By: Andrea – Oshawa, Ontario
I met Rhonda Hamel at my first open house I ever attended. I am a first time home buyer and at that point I haven’t even contacted a real estate agent to start the process. When I met Rhonda at the open house, she made me feel very comfortable and explained in detail what I was going to have to do. It made the whole process so much easier and I was able to search for a home knowing that I had an agent who had my best interest in mind. She also helped me out greatly when recommending a mortgage broker and lawyer. As a first time home buyer she also helped to educate me on what to look for when buying my first home. I’m recommending her to all my friends and can’t wait to hear what types of homes she finds for them!! Thanks again Rhonda! I love coming home after a long day and putting my feet up on my new patio!
By: Chiasson Family – Oshawa, Ontario
Rhonda’s complete professionalism and friendly manner earned our confidence right away. Throughout our long home buying venture, Rhonda was always prompt, friendly, available 24/7, listened, and moved quickly on opportunities that became available. As first-time home buyers, we were pretty much overwhelmed by the whole process. Rhonda managed to consolidate our sometimes opposing viewpoints, clarifying our needs and wants, to find the perfect home for our family. We are so pleased with Rhonda’s services. She made sure our home purchase was exciting and a stress-free experience. We would not hesitate to recommend Rhonda to anyone in need of realty services.
By: Rick – Bowmanville, Ontario
To all perspective home buyers; a better agent could not be had. Rhonda Hamel helped us purchase two homes, although not by design. Unfortunately, after two months of hard work on her part, the seller of the first house pulled out of the deal on the day of closing. Angst and desperation set in. What to do, where to go? With two young teenagers, time was of the essence. We found temporary accommodations and the mad scramble began to find another home. Rhonda pulled out all the stops going way beyond what an agent would normally do. Late hours, long drives, many phone calls and showings. We found another home in the same area as the first and we liked it even better than that home. We moved in thirty days after losing the first home, and are extremely happy. We can’t say enough good things about Rhonda’s caring, professionalism and hard work!
By: Jen and Mike Minnie – Courtice, Ontario
Buying our first home was a big step for us, and the end of the process, we are happy we had Rhonda on our team. She gave us great information about the market and helped determine exactly what was important to us in our first home. We’d have to say what we appreciated most was we felt Rhonda handled the entire process with grace and integrity. We would not hesitate to recommend Rhonda to friends and family.
By: Alven Swick – Area Manager, Ministry of Community Safety, Whitby Ontario
I was relocating from south western Ontario to the Durham region for work purposes. My spouse and I decided to attend a few open houses and we attended one particular open house in the Courtice Area. We met the agent on site, Rhonda Hamel. We were very impressed with her knowledge of the area, her personable approach and right away we took to her professionalism. We decided to utilize her skills and competencies as our realtor for this big move. Rhonda provided us with everything we needed to better understand the market, the various communities of Durham and helped us in focusing our search. She listened to our needs, paid attention to our budget parameters and provided valuable information throughout the entire process. She forwarded us properties that fell within the parameters of our search as well as other special considerations that she thought we may like. Rhonda was tireless in her pursuit of providing excellent customer service. I lost count of the number of properties we viewed and I appreciated her honestly with value options. We ended up finding the perfect place for my family and we owe this pleasant experience to the genuine approach by Rhonda that balanced personal attention, professional advice and friendship. They say moving is one of the most stressful events one can experience. Thanks to Rhonda the stress was mitigated and I look forward to using her services again should the need arise.
By: Zhen Wang
I am a new immigrant and this is my first time to buy a home. I did a lot of research about real estate market through some well-known websites and open houses. Because I am very busy at work, I have only couple hours a day and weekends are all I have to search for houses. After I had few bad experiences with seller’s representives, I googled rebac.net to find a ABR agent to help me out where I found Rhonda on the list who is the closest to me with complete information and her own website. I was a little nervous before we met at the first time, because it is important to feel comfortable to trust and work with your representive as much as her skills and knowledge. Turns out I made a great choice, Rhonda is very kind and patient. Her experiences and abilities quickly solved my situation, I felt relief that I do not have to wait hours even days to call or get answers from the seller’s agents during my breaks and I can go look for houses right after work. Rhonda helped me handled all the details so that everything became so much easier and faster for me. It is my luck to have you as my representive, thank you Rhonda.
By: Dale and Dan, from Bowmanville
My husband Dan I were reeling from the sudden death of his mother and were faced with the daunting task of emptying and selling her home. Not knowing where to begin this monumental task, we turned to Rhonda Hamel for her real estate expertise. Well, Rhonda certainly exceeded our expectations on every level. Not only did she extend much empathy and compassion to us, but she took the time to get to know us and learn what our needs were, before even beginning the process of listing the house. What surely would have been a very difficult and emotional task was made so much easier for us, by wy of her commitment and dedication, Rhonda’s approach is simple, yet very effective. She listens first, and then follows through every step of the way to ensure nothing falls through the cracks. We were extremely impressed by the amount of time she spent with us, never once rushing us when we asked many questions. Rhonda knows how to build relationships. The house sold quickly, over listing and we were very happy with the end result. Would we recommend Rhonda to others? Most definitely!! Her professionalism, dedication and obvious enjoyment of her job, makes for avery positive experience for her clients.
By: Trish & Brad
Rhonda Hamel helped us in the process of selling our home and it was a great experience. Rhonda suggested that some upgrades and staging be done to our home. We followed her suggestions and we were very happy with the end result; our home was updated and looked inviting. We were able to sell our home quickly and for above asking price. Rhonda also assisted us in finding our new home as well and we are very happy with our decision. Thank you Rhonda for all your time and hard work. When selling and buying, we highly recommend Rhonda!