Over the past 2 years, I have sold my condo and purchased a new home, and had the good fortune to work with Beyond Real Estate (now Renzo Real Estate) on both occasions. Since I can’t post the infinite number of examples of how amazing they are, I have tried to limit this review to my top 3 reasons why Beyond should be the only representation you consider.
1. Integrity - I truly felt as though they were representing my best interests at all times, with no hidden agenda. We scoured the market for 10 months, exploring every inch of the city trying to find the right house for me. At times, I wondered how they could put up with me for so long with no glimpse of a purchase in sight. However, they stuck with me, kept me from making rash decisions, and helped me find a house that worked for me. I’ve heard many stories about people who felt pressured to buy by their representatives (#commission), but I never once felt like Michael and Willemina would lead me down the path of regret.
2. Advocacy - True to their name, they go above and beyond. I’m not entirely sure what the exact job description of a realtor is, but I’m 100% sure that Beyond does more than what the industry standard is. I can attest to this both on the side of the seller and buyer. More than once, we encountered an uncomfortable situation, and they dealt with every one of them on my behalf (even when I was out of the country… It was seamless!). They had my back, had my best interests in mind at all times, and did some pretty excellent things to satisfy my often “high maintenance” needs and worries. In fact, even after my recent purchase closed, they continued to work with the other side to ensure every little error or omission was rectified to my satisfaction.
3. Relationships - Although far from it, I always was made to feel like I was their only (and most important) client. Given the time demands of my job, navigating the real estate world was challenging. However, and I’m not sure how, Beyond just made things happen for me. They were extremely professional, candid when appropriate, and treated me just like family. Furthermore, they are well connected and can answer the most obscure questions promptly. As a millennial, I even felt comfortable calling them! The relationship itself was a huge bonus, and took a lot of stress out of the process.
A huge thank you to Michael and Beyond Real Estate (now Renzo Real Estate) for making what we @johnfhenwood thought was a complicated transaction smooth and easy! You really should change your name to 'going above and' Beyond Real Estate. We didn't know where to start, selling my parents home, purchasing them a condo, aligning possession dates and occupancy dates. You guided us through everything, explained each step and answered our every confused email. Michael you were so understanding and accommodating to my Dad's limited mobility situation and made the showing process much easier on both my Dad and Mum. Thank you too for 'talking us off the ledge' a few times when stress levels were high. Thanks for seemingly never taking a day off (no, seriously, when do you sleep?!) It's one thing to find an amazing realtor but a bonus to feel you also gained a great friend through the process. Thank you!! 😃#WayBeyond
Beyond Real Estate (now Renzo Real Estate) did an amazing job helping us, both sell our condo and buy a beautiful house. Great advice with no pressure and tons of patience Thank-you!
The Beyond Real Estate (now Renzo Real Estate) team was excellent to work with. They were professional and looked after everything right down to the last detail and were awesome negotiators to make sure I got a great price on my house! Bonus...my house was sold in one day and they made sure my interests were met and I was able to do all the paper work while I was out of the country! I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell in Calgary!
Thanks guys! Driving us around to a ton of different houses in every corner of the city without batting an eye- Was so appreciated! Will highly recommend to anyone looking for a Realtor!
Best Realtors in Calgary!!!!
I used them to sell my house in Capitol Hill. I didn't live in the city and didn't worry about a thing. They sold my house in 2 days for asking price. I highly recommend.
Michael and Willemina went BEYOND what was asked of them or what was expected of them on a recent home purchase. I was living out of the country at the time I was looking for a home and they accommodated me last minute on a weekend to help me out. I told them what I was looking for and they showed me homes that fit that description exactly.I did not feel pressured at all and they really made buying my first home a breeze!
They were an absolute pleasure to work with. I would recommend them to anyone in the market for real estate! They will be the first people I call when it comes time to upgrade!
We could not have found better Realtors! Both Willemina and Michael had endless patience with Jesse and I when we were looking for houses last summer, even after we completely switched up our house hunt criteria.
I had also used Willemina to list my condo last year and her knowledge and advice on the housing market at the time was extremely helpful, along with other suggestions such as contacts for a broker and lawyer.
Both sales were smooth and painless! I highly recommend these two.
Michael and Willemina with Beyond Real Estate (now Renzo Real Estate) did an amazing job with the sale of my old home and purchase of my new one. They were prompt, knowledgeable, courteous and professional. They employed a no-pressure strategy while providing helpful insight into making the key decisions involved in the purchase and sale of my homes. I would be more than happy to use them again in the future and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone! Overall a great experience!
Bent over backwards to help us find the house that was perfect for us! Great service and expertise, and also lots of fun to deal with.
These two are awesome! So knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and accommodating! I would recommend them to anyone.
Willemina sold my mom’s house last year in under a week. What impressed about Willemina was that she was very personable and pleasant to deal with. She came prepared with a list of what several similar properties were currently listed at and what others had recently sold for. She did everything she said she would in a timely manner. Any question I had was promptly answered either by phone or email. Willemina kept me appraised of the status throughout the entire transaction. She was able to recommend a good real estate lawyer. I would recommend Willemina to anyone buying or selling a property.
As a young woman making a purchase alone, on a single income at the age of 23, it was comforting to have a relatable young Realtor who I could openly ask 'stupid' questions without fear of judgement. I always got the answer I needed! Service was impeccable and came right to my door, at hours that suited my schedule. During the viewings it was great to have someone knowledgeable come along to provide the necessary information, but courteous enough to not be overbearing or pushing a sale!
From the start Willemina has continued to go above and beyond all of my expectations. She exudes professionalism and if you have a question she has the answer. As long as I am a homeowner, she will continue to be my trusted business adviser.
Once again I would like to thank you and your team for all your efforts and assistance in bringing home the deal.You have really gone above and beyond providing us with excellent service and advice.I will have no hesitation or reservation in recommending you and your team to my contacts.
I wanted to recommend Beyond Real Estate ((now Renzo Real Estate). If you are considering buying or selling your home rest assured Willemina and Michael will make it happen. They are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the latest in housing market trends in Calgary. They were able to provide me with the information I needed to make an informed decision and close in my short time window. They walked me through the entire process, of viewing multiple places to closing.I credit The Beyond Team with a smooth, stress-free buying experience.To reiterate, I’m nothing but pleased with the Michael and Willemina and their expertise and I recommend them to everyone.
Jamie C and Quinn K
When we began looking to purchase our first house a few months ago, there was no question that Michael Montgomery would be the perfect person to help us do so. Michael is an extremely driven, dedicated, and honest individual, and we had no doubt that he would be able to guide us through this exciting process. As first time home-buyers, we were nervous about finding the perfect house, especially at a price that we could afford. Any worries we had dissipated with Michael’s calm and comforting demeanor, and we gained full confidence that he take care of us.
It was essential to us that we stay within our budget, while meeting a certain set of non-negotiable standards in the house that we purchased. Michael respected our boundaries and searched tirelessly to find us a house that met our needs. He stayed on top of the changing market, and presented new options to us immediately after they came on the market or dropped into our price range. He was so thorough that we never worried that he was missing something or leaving anything out. This took a great deal of stress out of our daily lives, as we had faith in his commitment to us as clients. In addition, Michael was extremely accessible and flexible, always willing to accommodate our busy schedules in order to show us as many houses as we liked.
He provided us with all of the information we needed to make a good decision in a timely manner, but he never pressured us to make a decision or spend outside of our budget.His ability to collect and analyze information efficiently, combined with his natural sense of humor and low-pressure approach, is so rare and refreshing. Michael provided us with a great sense of security throughout this process, enabling us to truly relax and enjoy looking for a home. When we found the perfect house, he demonstrated a natural ability in this industry as he dealt with the seller assertively, and maintained a strong commitment to our interests in the negotiation. We cannot express how grateful we are for the wonderful service provided by Michael and we could not have asked for a better experience.