Testimonials


Testimonials

 

 

 

"I can't say enough good things about Norm Osback!
If you're looking for an honest, helpful, and friendly realtor, then I'd highly recommend Norm. 
He went out of his way to make the whole home-buying experience comfortable, straightforward, easy, and fun.    Anytime I had a question or request (or just a puzzled look on my face), he was there to help. 
The professionals he recommended for the purchase of my home (lawyer/inspector) were thorough, fairly priced, and professional.    His upbeat attitude and enthusiasm, combined with good advice, leaves you feeling confident in the home you've selected.     Couldn't be happier!      Thanks again, Norm.

Damn Norm. I'm gald I met you                                                                                                                         Kyle

 

Norm                                                                                                                                                                 Once again, thanks for everything & being so understanding. You are a class act!                                         Veronica

 

Norm,

Thank you so much for all your help, knowledge & wisdom. We appreciate everything you have done for us as our REALTOR & Landlord.

Take care & keep in touch

Heather, Steve & Erin

 

Norm,

I certainly made the right choice by having you handle the sale of my home. Your dedication in giving me advice, always being available to answer any questions I had, and keeping me informed of what was happening was excellent.  You worked very hard to make the sale of my home happen, and I am truly grateful.  I know I could highly recommend your service to  any one who might be interested in selling their home.

Sincerely,

Emily

 

To whom it may concern:

This letter is regarding Mr. Norm Osback

I have known Mr. Osback for several months, in his capacity as an associate broker for RE/MAX of Saskatoon.  Since I first met Norm, he has shown himself to be honest, straightforward and trustworthy, and appears to have a genuine interest in helping his clients.  He conducts business in a very professional, thorough and competent manner, while maintaining a relaxed and positive working relationship with clients.  His experience and expertise in the real estate business is obvious, yet his manner is always respectful and never condescending.  In my dealings with Norm, I have always found him to be very pleasant and personable.

I would recommend Norm highly to any potential clients, and continue to value his advice on any aspect of the real estate business.

Sincerely,

Glenn H

 

Dear Norm:

THANK YOU, you so much for all you did to help me in selling my acreage.  As well, THANK YOU for finding the perfect condo for me.  I really had given up hope of ever finding a condo in the area I wanted at my price range.  Miracles really do happen!

Norm, I am thinking back to March 2009 when we first met.  I was planning to list my property and you came and spent considerable time explaining how you represented a seller.  I did not list that evening but I did think about all you had told me well into the night.  The next day when I called you with my questions you willingly came over and we discussed them and I got my answers.  Your openness, enthusiasm and sincerity impressed me  and the FOR SALE sign went up.

I have appreciated your continuous attention to seeing my property was being shown and also all the feedback you gave me.  I know that I was often down and thought my home would just never sell but you never ever gave up.  Your positive attitude shored me up and gave me hope.  I can still hear you say “We’re going to sell this today”. 

Well that day did come and I was on cloud nine.  Even though you were out of town, at the bedside of a dying family member, you ensured all the necessary things were done and kept me informed of what was happening.

When I asked for help in finding a new place to live, you took me out looking at several possibilities.  I am still not sure if I had said much about where I really wanted to live or just a general idea of an expanded area.  I do know you did research and in your inimitable way you walked me into my dream home.  #308 – 106 Armistice Way is definitely right for me in every way.   I will never forget that awful snowy, windy day when I was supposed to come in to your office and fill out the papers to make an offer to purchase.  Being a wimp and not wanting to drive you came out to my place.  We had just finished when you got the phone call that the money was in place and my house had really sold.  It seems the next day my offer was accepted and indeed a miracle had happened.  I am sure there was an angel on my shoulder and God was smiling down on us.

I cannot close this letter without saying THANK YOU for your help and considerations during the period of preparing the house for possession.  Your assistance was above and beyond what I could have expected.  I went to the acreage on the 31st of May for a final look.  The house was absolutely empty!  I still can’t believe that I managed to do that.

Needless to say, I have shared my story with many friends.  Should you wish to show this letter to anyone, please do.  I don’t plan to move again but if I did or do you can be sure you are the person I will call for help.

Sincerely,

June O

 

Home Purchasers  

Norm & staff;

Thank you so much for all your help in finding our new house! Your hard work, honesty and courteous service was very much appreciated and will not be forgotten.

Sincerely, Amanda & Reid K 

 

 

Home Sellers

To Whom It May Concern:

  When my husband and I sold our first homes, our agent came to our respective homes, gave us each a price, told us what he charged for commission and listed our homes for sale.  The meeting was quick and to the point.  We thought that was how the process worked, until we met Norm…
 
On Saturday, January 20th, we came across a beautiful acreage that we just had to have.  We had absolutely no intention of moving until we found this property and now, all of a sudden, time was of the essence that we sell our current home.  The following Monday, we contacted Norm.
 
From the moment Norm entered our home, our realty experience was considerably different.  He actually planned on spending time with us because he came loaded with research on properties surrounding ours.  He reviewed everything with us – even the smallest detail.And, here’s the shocker, he had us decide what to pay him!
 
Norm sold our house fast (less than a month after listing) and for the full asking price!
 
We are extremely pleased with Norm and found him to be a genuine and trustworthy individual with vast knowledge and experience in the real estate market.  We highly recommend Norm every chance we get.
 
Thank you for the exemplary service,
Dean & Kari P

 

 

Home seller

Norm, I just wanted to thank you for all of the hard work you did for us. You made a potentially very stressful experience painless. It was a real pleasure to work with you. You provided us with excellent service for the sale of our house. It was amazing to see that from listing time to actual sale it was no more than a week. Knowing how busy you are I really can not stress how much we appreciate all your hard work. Buying or selling property is an emotional roller-coaster ride, You really need someone who will be there for you. In every way, you were there for us. You made the calls, offered suggestions and kept checking in with me to make sure I was ok with the progress. What a refreshing experience to have the guidance and assistance of someone who knows the market, pays attention to details and provides incredibly attentive service. Every question I asked, you answered promptly and thoroughly. We would not hesitate to refer our friends and others to You for their real estate needs." Thank you so much for making it all go so smoothly. You really went the extra mile to help us out. I will continue to recommend your services.

Sincerely: Warren B

 

 

Home Sellers & Purchasers

To Whom It May Concern:

We would like to highly recomment the services of Norm Osback. He served as both our Selling and Buying agent when we were in need of a larger home, after the birth of our first child. His skills and contacts served us greatly when our home sold within three weeks, and purchased a new home one week after that.

Throughout the entire process, Norm was dedicated in his pursuit of leads, and patient and thorough in explaining the proceedures and paperwork involved at all stages. As well, he did not attempt to rush us into a purchase solely to earn a commission. Rather, he made suggestions and allowed us to decide on a location's suitability.

We are entirely satisfied with the results, and are now preparing to move into our new home-a home in which we can raise our son.

Yours truly,

Marc & Karen B

 

 

Home Sellers & Purchasers

We came to know Norm, in December 2004. At that time, he had placed his card in our mailbox and we decided to try out his services.
 
He found 5 buyers for our home in 8 days.
 
This December, we decided to sell our current property, he sold it in less than 15 days with several buyers wanting the property.
 
He set fair market value for our properties, created a positive atmosphere for other Real Estate agents and help buyers find our property with good advertising on the Internet. The buyers were able to get a good view of our property before they came for a showing, they knew what to expect and were not disappointed.
 
With his positive selling practices we were able to realize the price we wanted for our property and the buyers received good value for their money.
 
Alvin and Myra H

 

 

Home Purchasers & Sellers

Dear Norm:

On behalf of my family I am writing to express our most sincere thanks for all your work and help in selling our home in Saskatoon. This is the second time we have called upon you as a real estate professional and again we are thankful to have had you as our advocate in negotiating a satisfactory settlement on the sale of our property.

In the past four and one half years it has become clear that it is the people of Saskatoon that make it such a great place to live and work, and you are one of those special people. Your gift of time, talent and friendship has meant a great deal to both Patsy and I and we have been impressed with your attention to our concerns and the kindness you showed us, which went far beyond what we could have expected as clients.

Norm we wish you all the best and continued success. Thank you again!

Sincerely,

Russell S

 

 

Home Sellers & Buyers

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Norm Osback for all his hard work in finding me and my family our home in Osler, SK. He spent years with us, patiently showing us different homes, getting us the information we needed in order to make the right decision.

 

We would like to express our gratitude for his patience and knowledge as well as his never faltering certainty that he could find the right place. He certainly did! We love our new home and community. We appreciate the fact that Norm took the time to get to know us.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Loretta B
Home Seller & Purchaser

 

 

I have included some references from  clients. Call today, I would love to add you to my list of satisfied and happy clients!

 

 

Townhouse Seller

Hey there Norm,

Just settling in at my new place and wanted to thank you for the exceptionally fast and professional selling experience. I am still amazed at how quickly we were able to sell. In fact I was talking to another real estate agent about how long most properties have been sitting in Saskatoon (three plus months), which makes selling mine in under three weeks all that much more remarkable.

As you know this was my first home sale and of course I had a million questions about every minute detail. You took the time to answer them all in a courteous and friendly manner. Your years of experience definitely showed throughout this entire process. I can only imagine how much harder my place would have been to sell had I tried to do it on my own.

So thanks again Norm. I will always be recommending you when someone I know needs a house sold around Saskatoon!

Cheers,

Steve B

 

 

Vendor & Purchaser

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Norm during my recent sale and purchase.  He took the time to learn exactly what I was looking for and showed me properties that were all acceptable and appropriate.  At the same time he aggressively marketed my existing property.  He gave me a realistic expectation of what my house was worth and would be sold for in the current market.

While purchasing and selling can be a nerve-wracking experience, Norm’s professionalism from start to finish made this a stress free experience for me.  He constantly kept me up to date on the proceedings and I was always totally confident that things were being attended to, as they needed to be.  In addition, I was most appreciative of advice concerning mortgage brokers, lawyers, condo rules and regulations, etc.   It was obvious that he was very knowledgeable on procedures and I appreciated him sharing this information with me. 

I never once felt pressured into making a decision – whether I was on the selling side or the purchasing side of the transaction.  He ensured that I was always comfortable with the decision I had made.

Norm is a very pleasant person to work with and I highly recommend him as a realtor.

All the best,

Vivian L

 

 

Purchaser

Dear Norm,

Please accept my sincere Thanks for the professional performance and attention to detail you offered me during the search for a residential property recently. I found you to be thorough and detailed when it came to my requirements for a home for myself, and my two sons.

I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude for all you help during what proved to be a painless decision making process. The time you spent showing me at least 15 houses in one night was more than any realtor should do! Again I thank you for your kindness, diligence and attention to detail in the purchase of my home.

Blessings

Sara T

 

 

Bought & Sold

To Whom It May Concern:

Norm Osback was my Real Estate Agent for both my purchase and recent sale of my home. As and energetic and enthusiastic agent, he provided straightforward answers to my queries and offered helpful advise. I appreciated his after-hours work and would recommend him to other prospective buyers and sellers.

Yours truly,

Giselle L

 

Vendors

To Whom It May Concern:

Re: Norm Osback

When we decided to put our house up for sale, we knew that we didn't want a typical realtor that would give us the standard three hour spiel. We began
interviewing various realtors and finally came across Norm.

We felt comfortable right off the bat telling him what we wanted and did not want from the selling process. He was a great listener and knew how to gage what information we needed and what we already knew about how things worked in his world. He was also able to give us a light, but sensible "reality check" with regards to the value of our house and what we should list it for.

We found that Norm's selling techniques worked very well for us. He does not use all of the usual selling strategies that you may find with other realtors, however, our house was sold (conditions lifted) in less than two weeks and just shy of our asking price. We found his methods to be sensible and results-orientated.

We both strongly urge you to consider using Norm's services. He is likable, sensible, results-orientated, and really made us feel like he was working in our best interests. Most importantly, he was not only able to take direction well, but he was also able to point us in the right direction when necessary.

Sincerely,

 
Athena and Justin M

 

Home Buyers  & Sellers


Dear Norm :

Nicole and I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance in finding our new home. You listened to our wishes and you concentrated your efforts in finding suitable options. We also appreciated your help in negotiating for us with the vendor so that we would enjoy the most out of our purchase.

Bernie & Nicole P

Home Buyers


Norm made us very comfortable, answered any questions we had. He made buying a house in the area we wanted quick and painless. Thank You...

 

Kathy & Mike L

 

Home Buyers 



I heard about Norm Osback through a friend. She was more than pleased about his approach to the sale of her house, she told me he had a very practical and honest method of dealing with her. "Not flashy, just down to earth, I think it's because he used to be a farmer." That's what I wanted in a Real Estate agent, someone who I could talk to; I had fears of everything happening too fast and being pressured. I had talked to her on a Sunday. On Tuesday I looked up his website and filled in a house evaluation analysis through the internet. He emailed me back in a couple of hours that he would do a market comparison and would be in touch with me. On Wednesday he phoned that we should meet because he had market comparisons to show me. Later that day we met and he looked at my house, we arrived at a price and I signed to list with him. On Thursday I showed the house to 5 agents and their clients. On Friday morning 2 more agents and clients showed up. On Friday Norm phoned me at work to ask me if it would be possible to meet me at my house at 5:00, I was a little reluctant because I had other plans. He said he had an offer and I should try to be there. I changed my other plans and arrived home at 5:00. Fifteen minutes later Norm arrived and showed me an offer. He said 2 other offers would be here shortly, all three had an expiry time of 6:00 pm that day. The other offers showed up and with consultations with Norm I was able to arrived at a decision on which offer was the best for me. Needless to say I felt a bit nervous at this point and Norm's knowledge of Real Estate and calm approach guided me through to what I know was the correct decision. The house was sold by 6:00 pm. On Saturday morning Norm phoned to say that the deal was completed and that if anyone phoned I was to say the house was sold. Painless realty.

Richard P

 

Vendors


Letter of appreciation.

To whom it may concern;
Here are a few thoughts about Norman Osback who was our agent during the recent sale of our home. Norm's confidence and knowledge of the real-estate business made selling our home a positive experience. He was very forthright when helping us arrive at a realistic value for our home, a number that we where happy with and also made the house attractive to buyers. His helped us develop a set of positive expectations over the selling period and this helped us to relax and let him do his work. He counseled us but let us make our own decisions. He was available seven days a week and handled the initial offer that led to the sale, while we where away on holidays. But above all we would like to thank Norm for his honesty because we never had to wonder what was really happening. Thank You Norm.

Sincerely Myrna & Herb Y

 

Condo Purchasers


Dear Norm:

We would like to take this opportunity to say, "Thank-you." Our paths crossed in such a strange and mysterious way, that we can't help but think that there stronger forces at work here.

You took the time to come to our house and spend the evening with us, filling us in on all the advantages of owning our own home. More importantly, you managed to convince us that we could be homeowners. Under your wise direction we went forward and found out that, indeed, we could qualify and successfuly obtain a mortgage. This came as a complete shock to us. I guess the bottom line here is, that without your guidance we would never have given it a try, and without a doubt, we would have been the losers. We also found throughout this process that there were no suprises while working with you. We found you to be always up front and honest about all of the financial obligations that we would be expected to respond to.

Then came the fun part of the whole process, actually looking and eventually finding our dream home. You were patient, you listened when we told you what our expectations were. You guided us honestly when perhaps we weren't asking the right questions. An example might be, when we were looking at a condo where parking was going to be difficult in the area, that was something that we weren't even thinking about, fortunately for us, you were.

We sincerely appreciate everything that you did for us. We thouroughly enjoyed our home buying experience and we couldn't be happier that we are right now. We plan to grow very old enjoying our lovely home, thanks in a great part to you.

Regards,
 

Arnold & Margaret R

 

Home Buyers


Norm, both Patricia and I want to thank you for your patience, guidance and effort in helping us to find just the right house in Saskatoon.

We are very pleased with our purchase and know that finding exactly what we were looking for was at the very least a challenge.

If all Realtors treated their clients like you have treated us, buying or selling a home would be far less stressful.
 

Russell & Patricia S

 

Vendor


Norm, my experience as a first time home seller has been such a positive and informative venture. With your expertise and honest hard-working ethic, it was a distinct pleasure to do business with you. As my home sold in one day, being with me every step of the way keeping me informed with very positive and knowledgeable advice was of great comfort to me.

Thanks Norm for taking the guess work out of real estate!

Lindsay

 

Vendor


Dear Norm,

Our family would like to take the time to thank you for your assistance in selling our previous home. The sale involved a work transfer and was quite complicated. Your patience and dedication to our family as your customer was impressive. Your explanations were clear and to the point. We felt that you had our best interests at heart.

We continue to recommend your services to others. Although we hope another move is not in our immediate future, we would use your services again. We wish you continued success in your business.

Best Regards
 

Chris & Dawn S

 

Home Buyers

Thank you, Norm, for listening to our needs and finding out about our situation. You worked hard to find the ideal home for us and made it easy to buy it with a minimum of fuss and red tape. You helped take the worry out of becoming first-time home owners.

Thanks again.

 

Hugh & Angie F

 

Home Buyers

Norm LISTENED to my list of criteria and only picked properties that fit, my time was not wasted on looking at less than suitable options.

Sharon & Brian E

 

Vendor

Our house was on the market privately for several months when Norm called us and asked for a listing. We found him to be friendly, thorough when replying to our questions and he had a great sense of humor. The house sold in less than two months after we listed with Norm. He handled the sales transaction very well. We were very pleased with his work.

Helen & Bill T
 


 Home Buyers

Superior attention and performance...because of Norm's diligence, we found a house that perfectly suited our needs and with Norm's assistance and knowledge, we were able to close on the house, with terms we were very happy with.

Corey & Laura N