What clients are saying...

We recently  sold our home and were extremely pleased with the realtor we chose to list with. We knew  Don Burnham had  20 + years of experience and were confident from other reports we heard about his services that he was the right realtor to sell our home. The advice he gave us prior to putting the house on the market, his organization, strategy and obvious effort resulted in two offers and an accepted offer over asking price. Assisting us solve issues that arose during the building inspection helped insure the sale completed and we moved on with a result that was better than expected. We couldn't be happier with the results and would recommend  Don Burnham to anyone considering selling real estate in the area.

- Jim & Kathy Mazerolle.

My wife and the kids are all settled into the house and I just wanted to thank you for all of your help in the whole process. You made it a lot less stressful getting back to us so quickly when we called, emailed or had questions. I really appreciate you putting some extra time in to help us while I have been gone. I have already recommended you to a couple people from work and My wife has high praises for your work ethic which she does not give out easily.

You are a credit to your profession, thank you again.

Rene Rossignol

I am pleased to recommend Don Burnham

as a realtor for selling property in Victoria B.C.  Don was the second realtor to list my property after the first realtor was unsuccessful. Don provided ongoing feedback & creative advertising. Don demonstrated how his knowledge,organization & experience worked to be prepared for potential buyers.

Explaining a complicated title issue to the buyer’s agent as well as coordinating with the lawyers office to keep the buyer interested while the issue was resolved and an offer to pay for the buyers building inspection if it wasn’t resolved proved invaluable. Since I was selling the property long distance I was very happy to work with someone I could trust and rely on.

- Jacqui Inglis
London England

We thank you so very much for the time that you spent with us. You provided us with every detail and made it a pleasure to view the properties. Rob and I have bought and sold a great deal of real estate and we seldom found such a responsible and honest agent as you.  ou deserve the awards that you have achieved to date and I am sure there are more to come. Once again thank you so much.

- Dorothy

My wife and I recently purchased a home in Victoria through Don Burnham of Re-Max. We would like to take this opportunity to pass on our recommendations. We found buying a house a huge financial decision with many areas of concern. Don’s very patient approach and his knowledge of the local market were invaluable. We looked at many houses and Don was able to make us feel that he wanted us to find the right home for us; we never felt any sales pressure, which was a relief. In fact Don surely went out of his way to get us into houses, sometimes at very short notice when we noticed them on the internet or through the listings he sent us. At each house we visited Don advised us on what to look for specifically regarding problem areas. His general understanding of house construction, sewer maintenance, septic field operations, wells and utilities ensured we did not end up with a house that might have given us headaches down the road. In addition to this he continually gave sound guidance with regards to local bylaws and where we could find out more information if needed. For a period of time we were very interested in a new home that was in the building phase, this was a lengthy process that involved contacts with builders, other realtors, and architects, Don followed up on outstanding problems and kept us very well informed of the progress. To his credit, after several hours of work the deal fell through yet Don continued to help us and shortly after that he found us the house we eventually bought.

When it came time to make an offer Don took the necessary time to prepare the contract of purchase and sale as well as discussing with us his reasons for coming up with the amount offered. His advice was logical and made good sense to us. We asked Don for recommendations for a home inspector and a lawyer, he let us know about a few in the local area that he knew were competent. We used the people recommended by Don and all of them have proven to be very professional.

Without hesitation my wife and I would highly recommend Don to anyone wishing to purchase a home in the Victoria area.

- Tom Park

My wife and I would like to recommend Don Burnham to people wishing to sell a home in the Victoria area. He is a very confident and reliable person with an amazing amount of information, advice and patience.

The information on both selling our house and buying a place on the mainland (Don recommended a realtor over there) was very helpful. Don would phone to see how the process was going and dropped by with some papers which had lots of information on buying a place and a to do list on what to look for when we found a condo. We would phone to Victoria and ask Don questions when we were unsure of something and he would get back to us as soon as possible with answers. He assisted us to sell our home in the month of May 2010 and we were very happy with the outcome. He was very careful with his research into the housing market to arrive at a fair value for our house.

- Neil and Gwen Mackenzie

 I was recently in the market to buy a townhome after spending 12 years in a single family home. I decided to call Don Burnham for help as I had a good experience when I purchased my last home through Don 12 years ago. I had found Don to be very honest and knowledgeable about the market place, house construction and other sources of professional advice. I also knew he had the experience. Don was readily available and by the way he came prepared with detailed information including the sales of compare able units, in the complex and the area , as well as the general market trends I knew he wasn’t taking my business for granted. With Don’s guidance I made an informed decision and was very comfortable with the price I offered and the final price I paid as well as Don’s recommended conditions. Don’s service included recommending and arranging a building inspector, obtaining strata documents, on site follow up for extra information and a timely delivery of documents to my banker and lawyer. I would HIGHLY recommend Don Burnham as a Realtor to help buy or sell a house, townhouse or condominium.

- Craig Person
Brentwood Bay B.C. January 31, 2012
Thanks Don for all your efforts in the sale of my house. You made my experience as pleasurable and stress free as possible.
Jon Sun March 30th 2012 

My wife and I used the realty services of Don Burnham in 2014 when we sold our home in Victoria for our posting to Ottawa. Don provided a very detailed market assessment and worked with us in finding the right price to ensure both a rapid sale and maximum value. He had our home on the MLS system the day of listing with a solid marketing plan and great pictures. When issues came up with our septic field he provided experts for us to resolve the problem and keep the sale on track. Don is a professional who guides you through the decisions without hype or pressure; he really looks out for the best interests of his clients and has a detailed knowledge of the local real estate market.

We would not hesitate to recommend Don to our friends and colleagues and we fully plan to use him when we return to the Victoria area.

- Brad and Traci Smith
Ottawa, Ontario

Don is very knowledgeable about the Saanich Peninsula. He has a calm approach and was very responsive to our calls and emails answering all of our questions.  I would not hesitate to recommend Don to friends and family, he is very easy to work with.

- Janice H

To Whom it may concern,

I have had the pleasure of working with Don Burnham during the marketing of our residential subdivision over the past few years.
Don has always delivered.

He has the skills necessary to explain the land development process and new home construction process to potential buyers. He understands how to manage the Disclosure Documents, and explain their purpose and content.
He understands home design, layout and financing and can assist and handhold buyers.
He has made himself available as required for onsite marketing, and has managed the preparation of advertising and promotion materials.

He has acquainted himself with the municipal permitting and approval processes and acted appropriately .
Don has served us and our development well.
I would highly recommend him.

- Laurie McBride

An Open Letter of Recommendation for Don Burnham Realtor

Selling a home and then following up with the purchase of a new and different residence takes a lot of energy, patience attention to detail and thoughtfulness. My husband and I are very grateful for Don’s guidance patience , reliability and knowledge during in a semi-rural area in North Saanich . Both of us realized that it was time to reduce my husband’s outdoor jobs so that both of us could enjoy life and leisure time together.

Don earned our trust by his frankness openness and punctuality as well as his wisdom .He understood our goals and had sage advice about presenting the best features in the advertising of our home. He created a booklet for this purpose for other realtors and prospective buyers.

Selling our home took place more quickly than I expected and the price we asked for was accepted.

Suddenly we were ready to look for a new home which was daunting at first .I was quite sure that a townhouse would be our next step. However Don encouraged us to keep our options open such as looking at small houses, townhouses and condos. After several viewings we decided that we did not want a house again. Later after checking out some town houses and duplexes , I was becoming concerned that the townhouses were disappointing as the rooms were so divided that the spaciousness I had hoped for did not occur. My husband and my priorities included spaciousness , lots of light and windows and enough rooms to satisfy our different needs and a place for company.

All the way through I had reservations re condos but i took Don’s advice to be open to options. Voila! Suddenly Don showed us a condo that fit all my criteria. After five minutes we knew “THIS WAS IT-“--It was very spacious –a wonderful sized foyer –lots of windows, lots of light, three bedrooms a den even a cozy bright family room . Don helped us recognize how our furniture would fit there .

Don’s ability to listen to our needs and preferences was a huge part of this success .Eighteen months later we are still very happy and pleased with our home and surroundings. Even the location has many plusses e.g. close to the ocean as well as shops.


- Pat and Peter Kirchner

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