Jenny & Ryan
We feel so incredibly blessed to have had the opportunity to work with such a kind, knowledgeable and INCREDIBLY patient agent while buying our first home. Your honesty and genuine concern in finding the best house for us after a long three years, is appreciated more than you could ever know. We’re so happy with the house and don’t really feel like we’ve had to settle for anything, because we love it and what it can become. So, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of our hearts! We look forward to having you and your family out for dinner when we’re settled in, and some day working with you again… but hopefully not for awhile! Ha ha.
Denise & Paul
Thank you so much for your tremendous hospitality! We have felt well cared for and in tremendously capable hands. Thank you too (Joe) for all that you have taught us and for your eagerness to make yourself available for our many needs. You have been patient and kind – we are so grateful!
Joe and Michelle Cifala were the first real estate agents that I had a chance to personally work with. They made me feel comfortable in buying my first home, through their knowledge of their field. They were able to give their personal knowledge to direct me in selecting the appropriate house while not putting any pressure on me in the selection. They fought for my demands throughout the negotiations, and were available at any hour to meet or to answer any questions that came to me. I highly suggest to anyone to work with them, as I will again when I sell my home in the near future.
Amy and Mike Sitoski
After seeing first hand how loyal and dedicated Michelle and Joe were while they worked with our close family members, we were excited to have them assist us in the sale of our first home and the purchase of our second.
With Michelle’s decorating talent and Joe a true handy man they were able to give us tips and pointers that allowed us to capitalize on the sale of our home. Thank you Michelle and Joe for making our experience a fun and enjoyable one!
Joe Cifala was instrumental in helping us find our first home. His knowledge of home construction was extremely valuable in helping us identify problems with some of the homes we viewed. He also helped us visualize the potential of smaller homes by providing ideas for renovations or additions. Working on a tight budget in a hot market we knew we had to act quickly when the right home came along. Michelle and Joe work as a team, each partner complementing the other. If one partner is unavailable, the other steps in and continues searching. When Michelle and Joe found the right home for us they made sure we were the first to view it. We were ready to make an offer before the listing appeared on MLS. In the end we found a well built home in our chosen location that fit our budget. We are grateful for Joe’s hard work, dedication and perseverance.
Mary & Edward Farrar
We chose Michelle Cifala to both stage and sell our house after attending one of her staging seminars. Both the seminar and Michelle’s ideas about staging our particular house were outstanding. At first we felt a bit uncomfortable having so many of our “precious” things removed but we came to understand her wisdom about how fewer things makes the rooms appear larger, how important it is to have centers of interest in rooms and how the natural features of the house are more noticeable with fewer items inside and with the furniture arranged differently. It worked! We sold our house to a couple who came to the first open house! It was great to be able to sell the house so quickly and I’m sure that Michelle’s staging expertise contributed to that as well as her sparkling personality and her honesty. We recommend Michelle without reservation.
Over the years my wife and I have been fortunate to work with many realtors across Ontario in both professional and personal capacities. Our recent need was to sell what we thought would be our forever home but sometimes life has other plans and we just had to adapt. Being very close to so many of these amazing professionals in the Kingston area (of which there are lots) could have been difficult to say the least. My wife and I had to look at this choice from a perspective that suited our very specific needs that was taking virtually all of our time.It was a great choice and a short conversation that had us picking up the phone to call Michelle and Joe. From the first official visit to the home we immediately but not intentionally bombarded them with the long list of personal challenges we would be dealing with. Some may have declined taking it on but not Michelle and Joe. Although our paths crossed often, never for our own stuff so to speak. These two wonderful people very quickly put our minds at ease. Crystal and I felt like we had family working with us at a time we needed it the most. They took complete control and made sure that all the other parties to be involved (contractors and so on) were held to a schedule and did great work to get ready for market. Through their contacts we saved money and time. So the day came and Michelle and Joe came over to take one more peek and put the sign up on the lawn. After a quick little note to the other realtors in town and before the listing even went public the phone rang. Late that night our first showing and eventual buyers were found. From sign to offer took 5 hours. We are now firm and packing up ready to hit the road with Michelle and Joe to find Crystals dream and “this time” forever home near our family.
After the longest paragraph in history I will end this wonderful story with three pieces of advise for anyone buying or selling
1- Always use a realtor, Save a dime elsewhere or it will cost you huge in the long run
2- Hire Michelle and Joe
3- Never forget rule number 2
Ruth and Derek
We didn’t want another day to go by without thanking you both for all you did to help with the purchase of our home in Glenburnie. We so appreciated your guidence and patience. Thank you for making our transition easier-you were always available.
Wendy and Guy
Thank you for being a wonderful and patient person(Michelle) during our search for our new home.
Joe & Michelle
Michelle & Joe went out of their way to make sure we found exactly what suited our needs and wants. As close to perfect as possible. Michelle made us feel at ease when we were unsure of decisions that we were making. She never once sugar coated anything, very honest and helpful!
We would absolutly reccommend Joe & Michelle and already have! We have praised the Cifala’s everytime we mention their names. This was without a doubt the most stress free and relaxing real estate experience that we have ever had. Our relationship was like old friends.
Martine & Stephan!!
Thank you so very much for all your help. We do not know what we would have done without you both. we love our new home!!
My expectations were exceeded. I would recommend Joe and Michelle!
Knowing how busy Joe & Michelle were, they really made us feel as though we were their only clients and helped us feel at ease with our decision, helping us through all our questions and concerns we had in the house buying process. Our concerns were addressed promptly and we appreciated the honesty Joe and Michelle were able to give us with our concerns. We would most definatly recommend Joe and Michelle!
Our expectations of Joe and Michelle as real estate agents were by far surpassed. They treated my wife and I like family right from the beginning and continued to care for us long after they helped us purchase our home. They both went out of their way to help us choose the right home for us in the tight time frame that we had. I would suggest other real estate agents could learn from Joe and Michelle. I absolutely would recommend Joe and Michelle to family and friends, without reservation.
Owne & Susan
We were very pleased with the prompt attention to our inquiries and the attention to detail Joe & Michelle showed us. Any concerns we had were quickly answered and we were very satified with their work. We would recommend Michelle and Joe.
Michelle and Joe went over and above the call of duty for me! Most definatly I would recommend this team to anyone! Thanks so much for your hard work!!
Ingrid & Dave
Michelle and Joe were very efficient in answering our questions and meeting our needs. They went above and beyond (staging suggestions to help us sell our house faster, picking out all the upgrades, tiles,etc…). They were not too pushy and they didn’t pressure us to sell. They were quick to call us back when we had questions and strived to answer them in a timely fashion. Keep offering your expertise to your clients( it was very useful to us). Keep working as a team! You compliment each other well! We will recommend you both!
Marlaine & Rob
We were thrilled with Joe and Michelle! Michelle impressed us at the open house, and I kept her card because we knew we’d be selling eventually. They make a great team, were always upbeat and positive, and we’d most definitely recommend them to others looking to sell or buy. They were hard working, pleasant, and always returned e-mails and phone calls promptly. It was a pleasure working with them both!
Ed & Donna
We would like to thank Michelle and Joe for their excellent work helping us get our home ready for sale, selling it, and helping find the perfect house for us to buy. Their professionalism and work ethic, plus backgrounds in design and construction fields made them an easy choice for us when choosing a realtor. They were available at any time to asnswer questions or show us a property and their knowledge of all area’s of the city really helped.
We would recommend Michelle and Joe without hesitation to anyone who expects nothing less then top notch service!
Janet & Terry Pomeroy
Thank you so much for your hard work in getting our house ready for sale. You responded quicky when we informed you that other houses had just recently gone up for sale on our street. We believe that your evening staging seminar gave us great ideas on how to de-clutter our home effectively.
Thank you for the high quality home staging service you provided to us. The small changes to the layout of the rooms you created was very valuable. We also appreciated your expertise in coordinating our colours for our new home. We truly believe that your work was instrumental in helping us to get our house sold quickly. Home staging was a big factor in getting the price we wanted.
Jenn and Mike!!
Thank you for finding us a beautiful home! We are really happy to be calling it ours. Thank you for all your help with buying our first home.
Brenda J. Wight
In the spring of 2008 Michelle Cifala represented us in the sale of our home and the purchase of our current residence. Michelle’s professionalism, attention to detail, and enthusiasm made this experience a very successful one. It became apparent quickly that Michelle’s experience in the staging process allowed her to coordinate both properties professionally and with ease. Michelle continuously stressed the importance of staging our property and we now realize that staging is an economical and well-proven benefit to Realtors and homeowners alike. The advice to both parties proved invaluable. As our Real Estate agent, Michelle’s knowledge and personality was able to reassure, guide and manage us during this stressful process. I have and will continue to recommend Michelle to others. It was a great pleasure to work with her.
Joe & Gayle
Michelle: Joe and I owe you so much for all that you did for us, both before and while our house was on the Real Estate Market. Your decorating and staging ideas certainly did pay off! We are extremely pleased with the outcome! We both are truly blessed to have you as a friend.
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