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By: Tyler Perry & Samantha Hatton
I just wanted to let you know how helpful Guy was this past weekend. Guy worked tirelessly to prepare and deliver an offer on our first house. Guy talked us through our offer all of Saturday, and spend Sunday afternoon and evening negotiating the deal. Although we came very close to winning the house we were unsuccessful, despite Guys efforts. My wife Samantha and I are very thankful to have Guy as our agent, we know he always has our best interests in mind and we trust him. We look forward to continuing our search with Guy and the Hocking Homes Team.
By: Jessica Kukac
Can't wait to buy a house and work with the Hocking Homes team! I am for sure a future client!
By: Lara Hartman
We first sold our home with the help and support of Ian back in 2006. Our home was sold firm in record time. We were so pleased with the amazing offering of services provided by Ian and his team (including staging consultants, a professional DVD etc). My brother and mother-in-law have also used The Hocking Team with amazing success. We would recommend Ian and his team to anyone looking for an agent without hesitation as their guidance and support have always been bang on. They are professional, patient, informed, creative and an absolute pleasure to deal with. We feel very comfortable with The Hocking Team and encourage anyone looking for an agent to contact them. You will not be disappointed.
By: Alicia Bishop
Amazing experience working with the Hocking Homes team. They go above and beyond again and again. We have been fortunate to have worked with Ian, Caroline, and Guy many times over the past few years and they are so willing to answer questions and help in any way they can. I highly recommend Guy Gagnon and the Hocking Homes team.
By: David P. Byard
Ian and Caroline have been tremendous resources! Their knowledge of Barrie and surrounding markets has been of great assistance. Not only are they available to answer many questions, they have proven to be reliable advocates for clients. Meeting other members has extended the positive working relationship available from the Hocking Homes team. Thank you everyone!
By: Sebastien Beitel
Ian is responsive, trustworthy and knowledgeable and has made the process of investing in real estate easy. When he's not available, the rest of the team always knows what is going and and can keep the process going. We've greatly enjoyed our experience with Hocking Homes.
We had the pleasure of working with Caroline on the purchase of our new home. She was very friendly and professional and went above and beyond to help us find our home. We would highly recommend working with Caroline to our family and friends.
By: Paul Lynch
Surprisingly pleasant experience dealing with Ian Hocking.
By: Michael Fleury
Guy Gagnon was born to be a real estate agent, keep up the good work Guy!
By: Shaloo Stolte
I have worked with Ian and Caroline over the past four years and they have always taken the time to understand my goals. They are good people who know the Barrie and surrounding market but more importantly they know real estate. If you want good sound advice they are the people to contact.
By: Lisa Papillon
We are members of BREIF - Barrie Real Estate Investment Forum - of which Ian and Caroline Hocking are two of the founding members, as well as our "fearless leaders":) We have learned so much from Ian, and have such trust in him as a mentor, a professional, and as a person; with integrity and honesty. We hope, as new investors, to always have a relationship with these super individuals, and thank them for investing in us as members.
By: Brent Thompson
Fabulous people. Excellent service. Amazing local knowledge of the market. Certainly my first choice in real estate.
By: Murray Steben
I will be quick and to the point. It takes a team to produce results and for that reason and due diligence on the part of the Team and myself, my wife and I will be using The Hocking Homes Team to sell our home in Orillia in the spring plus using their services in Barrie and or Newmarket. Murray Steben
By: Rachel Oliver
Ian and Caroline have helped my husband and I buy and sell residential properties in the Barrie area over the past five years. They took the time to understand our situation and unique requirements. The timely insights they presented about the Barrie market that helped us make smarter decisions. Ultimately saving us time, money and aggregation. I would highly recommend this dynamic duo to first time buyers and investors. Their professionalism and patience is refreshing and you can trust them to steer you in the right direction. Plus I'll bet you will love their British accent.
By: Glen Cunningham
Mary Lou and I had decided to downsize in 2013 and after a referral from a friend came into contact with Ian and Caroline Hocking from Keller Williams Real Estate. They were both terrific. They made the whole process relatively pain-free from selling our place to finding the right new home for us. We couldn't be happier with our new home. We found both Ian and Caroline not only to be very professional and knowledgeable but also understanding, honest and forthright.
By: Jeff Sinkic
I have been in multiple transaction with Guy Gagnon from the Hocking Homes Team. Guy as always put his clients first and has a made sure that his clients needs/wants are understood. During the purchase process Guy makes sure any questions his clients have are answered and if the question is regarding another field in the transaction he will put you in contact with a professional in that field. Once the transaction is complete Guy always makes himself available for questions. Guy from start to finish will help with all of your real estate needs. Jeff Sinkic Mortgage Agent Mortgage Sense Inc.
By: Claude Boiron
I had the pleasure of working with Ian on the recent sale of a house in Barrie. Ian was the Listing Agent, and I the Selling (Buyer's) Agent. To start with, the MLS Listing information was well and accurately presented, property pictures were professional, realistic, and numerous, and our weekend showing request was promptly accepted. When my clients and I walked into Ian's Listing, it was immediately evident that he had spent time advising his clients on how to - honestly - present the property in its best light. The house was clean, bright, and had a nice balance of neutrality with some personal pictures and mementos tastefully included so one was visiting a real house - not a sterile environment prepared just for buyers (or magazine photo shoots!). When I had questions following our visit to the house, Ian was reachable on his phone, and could answer property-specific questions on the spot. A written offer followed, and while Ian was a tough negotiator, I felt that both of our clients came away feeling they got most of what they wanted - the "win-win" which quality Realtors believe is possible in just about every deal. Even once the deal firmed up, Ian and his team were responsive to email and telephone queries - to the extent of getting measurements from the Sellers via telephone and email for the size of the opening available for a refrigerator in the kitchen. With this deal wrapping up now, I only wish the Realtors that I'll work with in 2015 are as professional, honest, and responsive as Ian. PS: Ian was out of town for a few days at one point, and when I had questions, his team was able to respond quickly and accurately in his stead... amazing!
As first time home buyers, we thought that shopping for our first house would be stressful and intimidating, but thanks to Caroline and her team (Barry and others) the experience turned out to be enjoyable and stress free. Caroline does a great job finding properties that match your taste and budget, replies promptly to inquiries and always would help with and advice. We are looking forward for more business with Hocking team. Recommend 100%
By: Sean Laibovitz
Guy and the whole Hocking team are EXCELLENT. They brought the deals to us to work through, gave us sound advice, and delivered a personal feel during the negotiation phase of the deal. This is a professional team that works hard to earn your trust and business. I would continue too, and have already recommended them many people. Making the decision to list and or purchase with Guy or anyone from the Hocking team is solid decision to make a change.
By: Bonnie Carter
I am a home stager and have worked with the Hocking Homes team for several years. They are professional and efficient. They will go to any length to sell a client's home including all aspects of print and social media. Being an "associate" member of this team is very rewarding. They get homes listed and sold quickly while being honest and upfront with both sellers and buyers.
By: M Mats
I am currently working with Ian, Caroline and their team. From the moment we met I found them to be quite personable, very professional and I have been impressed with their level of commitment to selling my property. They have provided timely and sound advice, been positive and encouraging, and are working hard to market my home to potential buyers. I am very pleased that I decided to work with this team and I would gladly refer them to anyone.
We had the opportunity to work with Guy Gagnon and Ian Hocking to sell and buy and it took us months to find what we were really looking for. Guy was patient enough to show us dozens and dozens of homes before we found "the one". We were also not easy to work with and had some challenges with the sell of our previous home and the purchase of our new home and they were there every step of the way supporting us and offering advice. Thank you!
By: John Green
We listed and sold our house with Guy in May 2014. Guy had multiple buyers interested in our home prior to it being actually listed. We had scheduled a family vacation the week our house ended up being listed, and Guy jumped through hoops to make sure we could enjoy our time away. Guy was professional, and went above and beyond to help us prepare our home to be listed and through the entire process. I would recommend Guys service as a real estate agent to our family and friends and will be using him again if/when we ever decide to sell again. Guy is not only our real estate agent, but he has become a friend. • • •
By: Sean Wilkie
The Hocking Homes Team was absolutely outstanding in the Sale of our home in Barrie.The professional and courteous support from the Sales and administrative Team certainly exceeded our expectations. I would most highly recommend The Hocking Team to anyone who is interested in experiencing a professional and smooth home transaction. Thank You to the entire Hocking Homes Team.