We had the luck of meeting Peggy Cruickshank at the first open house we went to in Kingston. We were coming from out of town, and needed to understand the different neighbourhoods in the Kingston area. We immediately knew we could work closely with Peggy to find our dream home. Peggy’s patience with our search proved that she would not give up until we found the best house for our many requirements. Due to us needing to sell our home first before securing the purchase, we had the time to view many houses and zero in on what we really wanted. Peggy’s humour and friendly attitude made the process so much easier on us than we could have imagined. As well, she was immediately responsive to our multiple questions. She previewed many homes for us and set up viewings that made the best use of our time. Her diligence paid off, and we are very happy with our new home and neighbourhood. And we know we have found a good friend in Peggy for many years to come.
I met Peggy when she first showed me a condo unit that was with another agent. The unit would not work for me so she quickly made a call and got me in to see a larger renovated unit in the same building. That was not the right one either but after our discussion in both units when decided she would keep her eyes open for me.
I contacted here a couple of weeks later when I saw another possibility. She then lined up not only the unit I was considering but four other options in the same area and in the span of 3 hours I found my condo.
The reasons to pick Peggy as your agent:
Professionalism – On time, well prepared, detail oriented, very quick grasp of what you are looking for.
Negotiation Skills – Understood the cost of the upgrades I would need to do to make it my own, and her ability to work with me and the seller/sellers agent to equate that to dollars off sellers asking price.
Attentiveness and Warmth: She will ensure your needs are the primary focus in the real estate search…….you are(and will feel like) the most important client and she will do an outstanding job for you.
Peggy’s expertise, patience and wonderful sense of humour make the home-buying process fun and so much less stressful! We were moving to Kingston from out of town with a toddler and Peggy made the whole process seamless. From setting up multiple, high-quality showings in a day (and babysitting while we looked); to multiple offers; to finding the perfect home; and even great recommendations for local trades – Peggy made it happen! If you’re looking for a home in the Kingston area Peggy should be your first and only call.
I met a lot if agents that want to work with you but dont put the effort in or genuinely care about your interests unlike Peggy who truly goes above and works hard to help you find the right home. Peggy had a great attitude from our first meeting and was very upfront and honest about the various areas and value of homes which for someone like me who is a picky buyer and from out of town helped me understand the market in Kingston. Peggy is an excellent communicator and takes immediate action to respond to you and arranged to visit homes we were interested in very quickly and because of that I was able to get a good deal in a good location. Even after the sale, she followed up to ensure things were ok, and made arrangements with the builder to help answer my questions. Peggy makes the effort to ensure your transition and experience is a positive one. Thanks Peggy for all your help and looking forward to working with you again.
We asked Peggy to assist us in fulfilling our dream of owning a waterfront home….a dream she helped make happen this past summer. Peggy is a true professional with integrity, dedication and an exemplary work ethic. She was always accessible, even late at night when putting together offers on our behalf, and always went above and beyond with the level of support provided. Peggy took the time to get to know us and our family, and shared in our highs and lows along the journey of making a move happen. She supported us through the sale and purchase processes with care and precision. She is highly efficient and results-oriented, and we highly recommend her to others wanting to realize their dream and make a move happen!
We recently faced the daunting task of moving from Regina, SK to Kingston, ON. We were extremely thankful for the role that Peggy played during this process. Over the course of six months, she stayed in touch by sending us new listings according to our wish list, viewed properties on our behalf and was always available to answer my countless email questions and concerns. Peggy was thorough, kind and willing to go the extra mile to make sure we had a home to move into upon our arrival. I would highly recommend her to anyone considering her real estate services
My wife Diane and I were referred to Peggy to help us purchase a property for our son who is relocating from Hamilton to Kingston to continue post graduate studies. The process from our very first encounter was absolutely outstanding. Peggy was so responsive and attentive to our needs and made it incredibly easy for us to consider options from afar. Not only was Peggy more than helpful through the successful purchase of our new condo, the service continued after the completion of the deal with advice and referrals to her contacts to assist with the move and minor upgrades we wanted. We have purchased a number of properties and I can tell you that Peggy’s full service package far exceeded our expectations and previous experiences. If you are looking for a real estate agent in the Kingston area you do not need to look any further. Peggy is your gal!
Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) / Réseau local d’intégration des services de santé du Centre-Ouest (RLISS)
When I decided to list my house for sell I called Peggy Cruickshank at RE/MAX. I have known Peggy personally for several years. Peggy arrived shortly and showed me similar listings. She suggested colour of paint for two room and gave me a list of painters.
Peggy came with cushions, towels and duvet to do her own staging and hired a professional photographer.
Peggy was there to guide and support me with several showings. When my house sold Peggy helped with my transition to my new accommodation.
I would recommend Peggy Cruickshank to sell your listing
~Norma Faulkner, Kingston
“Working with Peggy was a great experience. From day one, Peggy’s dedication to selling our home shined through. She was attentive to our needs, extremely helpful and constantly communicated with us. Peggy went above and beyond to get the job done and helped to make selling our home a smooth and positive transition.”
“Friends of ours raved about working with Peggy so we reached out to her for help buying our first house. From the initial email to turning the key in the lock of our new home, we were in awe of her work ethic. She constantly exceeded our expectations and worked hard to quickly answer any and all questions that we came up with. Being completely new to this we made some mistakes and needed a lot of help but Peggy was up for the challenge. Peggy’s endless supply of patience and enthusiasm is matched only by her genuine concern for her client’s happiness. She doesn’t build a client list; she builds relationships. With Peggy, you know you always have someone in your corner rooting for you. Simply put, we now live in our dream home and it is because of Peggy.”
“Peggy was an exceptional help in our hunt for our first home! We could always count on her quick replies and confirmations, and she went above and beyond to obtain all the details we were looking for (and then some). We also appreciated her patience and “no pressure” approach, and had a lot of fun through the process! When we found the right place, she supported us every step of the way. We wouldn’t hesitate to refer Peggy, and can’t wait to have her over for a barbeque to celebrate!”
“Peggy was wonderful to work with as we looked for a new home in Kingston. She is very responsive, attentive and made us feel like we were a top priority by responding to our emails quickly as well as giving thorough, informed answers to any questions we had. We valued Peggy’s involvement in our house hunt and have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone looking for a home or investment property in this area. Many many thanks to you again! Stay in touch any time.”
“I can be quite picky as to with whom I choose to work; and as professional with a strong network, I have no shortage of professional contacts – including realtors. After being displeased with my previous agent over a failed transaction and him generally not meeting my expectations, I started working with Peggy. What I can say is that she is a true professional in every sense of the word, unlike many others who turn to this business in retirement or take a jab at it part-time. She is in the right business, and builds real long-term relationships rather than transactional ones. She’s experienced and the pride she takes in her work is apparent.
More importantly to me, she avoids annoying practices that are prevalent in the industry such as rudeness, pressuring the client, too much/too little contact, imposing one’s own opinions, being a “yes-man” and not offering any genuine feedback, etc. Overall, she was very pleasant to work with. Peggy put in the effort to get to know me and understand how I think. She was respectful and punctual; great with communication; and accommodated not only my busy schedule, but also my peculiar idiosyncrasies.
I have recommended Peggy to friends and family in the past and I have no reservations recommending her to others as well.”
“Working with Peggy started in an unusual, but comfortable way. We met her at an open house in Amherstview, our first impression was that she was very sincere, professional with a down to earth nature. Having been our first open house, we were very new to this whole system. Peggy, without hesitation broke down how to go through the process of buying a house. She broke this down into simple terminology and put it in an easy to follow step by step format (To say that she is patient is a gross understatement). During this first meeting we had talked and created a plan to see other houses in our target price point, never pushing us beyond our (price) comfort level. With little notice Peggy has always been able to accommodate us and, we feel, a genuine interest in finding clients a home that not only fits their budget, but one that isn’t just bricks and sticks….a “home”. She is knowledgeable with information on the properties and can offer advice that never had us second guessing our plan. When the time came to put in an offer ( this was a very nervous process for us as first time buyers). She was again very patient and helpful, moving at our pace and answering every question we had. We felt in control and aware of what step we were on and what to do next. With good luck we had the offer go smoothly and all the other steps afterwards. Peggy has all her t’s crossed and i’s dotted when it comes to working with others when buying a house. I trust her recommendations. Everyone that we dealt with was amazing to work with. Paperwork was never a problem, and the law firm she suggested was a great fit for our busy schedule (we are both shift workers). When closing day arrived, her true colours showed. There was a small scare in the morning and Peggy, without hesitation made the necessary calls and arrangements. On top of it all, she rearranged her business that day to show up at the house with us to see and discuss the situation. This was above and beyond our expectations. There are not enough words to describe how rare it is to find someone who has that much heart in their job and operates on such a dedicated level. Our highest recommendations and thanks go to Peggy Cruickshank”