My wife and I were very happy with Laura's professional approach to us buying in High River. She always provided level headed advice when we asked her and when we hadn't but should have. Without reservation we would recommend her to potential clients looking for a realtor in High River area.
Darrell Osinchuk - November 2020
Jim Ross/Laura Stretch team, well known, well respected realtors in High River. Professional, taking extra steps to photograph the outdoors from the listing date in spring 2020 to summer 2020 helping make the property more appealing each season. Showings, transactions and documents were handled professionally and promptly. Not only did we use this great team to list, they sold our home AND we purchased another home with Jim and Laura. Realtors on your side whether buying or selling, great service, great team. You definitely will not go wrong!
Brian and Sandra Heavens - November 2020
Jim and Laura did a great job for me selling my small apartment in High River. Jim is very Savvy on all aspects of multi family building and the local market for them. Jim and Laura are very professional and responsive.
Neale P - October 2020
Laura was a fantastic professional in helping us purchase our new home in High River. Her dedication to ensure we got all the components we required and keeping the builder moving to meet our timelines was well above the typical duties of any realtor. We will be using her in the future if we ever decide to sell and buy a new home. Her follow-up post to ensure we remained happy with the process is some of the best customer service you could ask for. We would recommend using Laura for any of your home purchasing needs.
Chris Prosser - October 2020
When it comes to selling or buying your next home in High River, I have two words Jim Ross. Simply one of the best in the industry! Satisfaction gauranteed!
Gordon Brayton - October 2020
Jim Ross is an outstanding and experienced realtor. Finding the right home for our multi-generational family wasn't an easy task, but Jim paid close attention to the detail as we found various homes and helped us zero-in on a home that fit the bill perfectly. Throughout the entire process, Jim was attentive and patient, always putting our needs first. His experience in the Foothills real estate market proved extremely valuable during our home search and he helped us get in touch with the contractors following our purchase to put the finishing touches on our home. After our great experience with Jim, we referred our family to him to help them sell their home and they were able to get outstanding results as well. We will always be grateful for his excellent service.
Alex Fay - September 2020
Laura and Jim are an amazing team. With their help, I recently sold my home and purchased a new home, and I couldn't be happier. Laura was incredibly patient with my many questions and listened when I told her what I was looking for in my new house. They were responsive and professional and also take the time to relate to you on a personal level. Working with Jim and Laura made the buying and selling process both seamless and exciting! Thank-you!
Lisa & Jose Martinez - August 2020
Laura Stretch recently sold my home in High River and did an exceptional job. I would defenitely recommend her to sell any future properties, she was well planned, communicated very well and went out of her way to satisfy any and all requests. Great job Laura!!
Don McNabb - August 2020
Do you know how hard it is to sell a house during a pandemic? Jim made our experience as pleasant as possible. He has the paitence of a saint and the most professional Realtor you will come across in High River. Jim sold our house in Okotoks and helped us purchase just the right house for us in High River. Jim and Laura are a great team and will not let you down, thanks so much to both of them for getting us through buying and selling.
Sharon & Darrell Denney - August 2020
Jim and Laura were integral in selling our home during the spring of 2020. From the first discussion with Jim it was clear he was a professional who knew the local real-estate market which made it easy to take the advise on the current market value of our home. We received excellent value from Jim and Laura during the whole process.
Ken Lengyel - June 2020
Jim and Laura are great to work with. Selling a house during the covid event is difficult. They made it easy. Thanks
Peter Loran - June 2020
Jim has been a delight to work with! Friendly, knowledgeable and quick to respond. I highly recommend Jim and Laura and look forward to helping more of his clients in their journey to own a new home.
Jason Gauvreau - May 2020
Jim & Laura are fantastic - honest, helpful and knowledgeable. Thank-you both so much for our new home - you're an amazing team!
Nora Vooys - March 2020
Jim and Laura were instrumental in the purchase of our new home here in High River. Even with me working out of the country they were able to assist and arrange lawyers and home inspections for me, provide advice and always stayed in touch with me. It was a pleasure to have these individuals assist with the purchase. Their knowledge and professional attitude made with this purchase seamless in every way. Their follow through on details and follow up after the purchase was second to none. I highly recommend that you consider this team for your next purchase or sale. Thank-you so much Jim and Laura
Shawn Campbell - March 2020
My husband and I really appreciate Jim and Laura's expertise in selling our rental home. They were amazing to work with, honest and very informative. So happy we chose them to work with.
Tamara Daub - February 2020
Jim and Laura were excellent in providing me services in looking for a place that would suit my needs. Jim did a lot of research in the area and narrowed it down to the place I bought which I am so happy with. I highly recommend them.
Brenda Cinq-Mars - February 2020
We just bought our first home and Jim was our realtor. He was always quick to respond, a great communicator, he listened to what our needs and dreams were and served those things directly. I would describe Jim's approach to serving his clients as holistic. Truly a master of looking at every aspect of our purchase and leaving no rock unturned. I couldn't say enough good about our experience with Jim if I tried. Thanks Jim!
Paul Zacharias - January 2020
I have been working with Jim and Laura for about 5 years now and I have no complaints. They are effecient, helpful, and respond very quickly whenever I need anything or just have a question that needs to be answered. I am looking forward to working with you guys in the future!
Gurpreet Deol - January 2020
They were great throughout the whole process. Thank-you guys!
Jatinderpal Saini - December 2019
Jim and Laura have helped me with a number of transactions over the last 15 years. Many of these deals were complicated and required intricate knowledge of the real estate process, the local market, and the negotiating landscape. Jim is a tireless advocate who clearly keeps my best interest at the forefront. Probably most importantly, Jim and Laura are completely transparent and trustworthy and very enjoyable to work with. I consider them an important part of my team and would highly recommend them to anyone needing real estate services.
Jeff Hotchkiss - December 2019
Listing both our homes at the same time was a challenge. With Jim & Laura's expertise they helped us navigate the sale of our homes and the purchase of our new home much easier so we were on our way to our new life together. I would highly recommend Jim & Laura, they took care of all the head aches and pitfalls of buying and selling. Thank you very much!
Don C. - December 2019
We had an estate to settle with two properties to sell. We had tried unsuccessfully to find a purchaser on our own. We were unable to find a suitable buyer. We hired Jim and had both properties sold very quickly. He gave us excellent advice and handled all of those details that we would have been unable to handle. One property was a commercial property that was much more challenging to sell. Jim walked us through the maze of getting it sold while maintaining an excellent relationship with the ultimate purchaser. Jim is fluent in electronic signing, conference calls ect... All of these were needed for us to get the deals done. Jim knows the market and town very well, you will be well taken care of with him.
Rob Bishop - December 2019
We can't say enough good things about the way that Jim Ross and Laura Stretch handled the recent sale of our condo in Calgary. The listing and selling process was quick, easy and handled in a most professional manner. Jim's considerable experience and expertise ensured that the property was priced right and as a result, it sold very quickly. We had a solid offer within days of listing, and the sale subsequently closed, without a hitch, within a month. Communications from Jim about what was happening before, during and after the sale were clear, concise, regular, informative and helpful. Because of this, we knew exactly what was happening at every step of the process. We would gladly and enthusiastically recommend Jim and Laura to anyone looking to buy or sell a property in this market.
Tony Marshall - November 2019
Jim Ross provides exemplary service with consummate professionalism. Highly knowledgeable about real estate in High River and beyond, he recently coordinated the sale of a property for us from beginning to end attending to all details; culminating in a timely sale. Very much appreciated!
Hal Knox - November 2019
When we were looking to relocate to Southern Alberta, we were so fortunate to have worked with both Laura Stretch and Jim Ross who helped us immensley in this process. They both have great insight to the High River and area market and gave us valuable insight that helped us finalize choosing a home. Clear communication, concise information and professional demeanour sum up what we received when dealing with this real estate team. They were our first friendly introduction to this wonderful area and made us feel at "home" before we even settled in - thank-you!
L & C Jackshaw - September 2019
Great service with a smile.
Brian Soderquist - September 2019
We want to thank you and Laura for the wonderful care you gave us and for helping us make our move go so smoothly. We are grateful for your wonderful help and wouldn't hesitate to recommend you both to anyone who is in need of a realtor. Thank-you so very much for all your hard work.
Rhona and Kelly Craig - August 2019
My wife and I would like to thank Jim Ross for helping us find a perfect home. As first time home buyers, Jim was so patient with us going back and forth to the houses we liked until we found the home that was best for my family. Jim made sure that everything was ok until the day of the possession and even until we moved in, he was in contact with us to make sure that everything was in order. Special thanks to Laura Stretch as well. We highly recommend JIM ROSS if you are planning to buy a house.
RK & Kristine Fajardo - August 2019
My wife and I can't say enough about the service provided by Jim Ross. Very professional, very knowledgeable of the local market, extremely patient, and always willing to provide answers to any questions or concerns we had. He was never pushy, and we felt from the start that his main concern was that we would be happy with our house. He made sure to keep on top of every listing that matched most of the things that we wanted, and as far as that issue is concerned, Jim made point of really understanding and learning about what our needs/wants were. Even after the sale, Jim kept in touch to make sure that we are happy with our purchase. I can't think of anything more that someone would want in a realtor. My wife Riesah Prock and I highly recommend him, and have already referred him to a family member. Thank-you so much Jim!
Herky Cutler - July 2019
It is with perserverance and tenacity, that Jim and Laura closed the deal on our High River home in a depressed market. They briefed us regularly, presented clear market analyses and unreleningly kept the focus of selling over the twelve months. Jim taught me that the process involved 100% focus; do NOT digress. His business acumen is unparalleled. Thank-you Jim and Laura.
Dennis Gerein & Marvel Rogers, B.ED,M.ED - July 2019
I had used a previous realtor to try and sell my house. Having our house in a tough market and location, Jim came in with his vast knowledge and honesty and was able to get our house sold. We also used Jim to help find our new house and made the process go smooth. Dealing with Jim in both processes made each one transition smoothly and less stressful. I wished I had used Jim from the start but in the end it worked out perfectly. Thanks so much Jim! I highly recommend Jim and Laura!
Krista Markham - July 2019
Sold my home with Jim Ross and Laura Stretch. They gave me excellent decision making tools and helped me understand the price point for my house in today's market. Without question I would use these folks again and I would defenitely recommend them as top notch realtors.
Gerard LePrieur - July 2019
Able, affordable and available - these three pillars of excellence definitely apply to the real estate services of Jim and Laura. Throughout the process of selling a family home, one of them was always ready to answer questions, provide support and guidance. As a non-resident seller, the contacts provided to local businesses to assist with the move were invaluable. Any issues that arose were quickly handled with professionalism and expertise. I highly recommend their business!
Barbara Ward - June 2019
I don't think I have the vocabulary to express how wonderful Laura is to work with and how dilligent she is with her work and information. I have been looking for my house for well over a year and have very specific needs/wants - Laura worked through everything with me and knew what I wanted and wouldn't waste time showing me something that didn't fit. She made sure before every showing that I was comfortable and had all the information I needed about the home. Further, coming from Customer Service, I expect nothing less then perfect. If you are the same, Laura should be the ony professional you consider when buying or selling your home. Thanks to Laura I have a home, not just a house.
Mitch Anger - May 2019
If you are looking for a house in High River and surrounding areas, go see Jim and Laura. They are intimately familiar with the area and it's history. They answer questions honestly, return calls promptly, and work tirelessly to try and find the perfect house for you. Both my wife and I highly recommend their services
Steve Kwiczak & Mimi Lukas - May 2019
I cannot say enough good things about Laura Stretch from Remax Southern Realty. She has helped me close 5 deals in the last 18 months so I have had the privilege of working with her many times. Never have I had a realtor go so above and beyond for me and my needs. As a real estate investor, I need to work with the best realtor, and Laura Stretch is simply the best. She helps me find properties that are exactly what I am looking for and she gets them for the price we want. She is always honest and just a breath of fresh air. From the moment we meet for a showing, to the negotiation, to the closing, she is always right by my side. Laura is a delight to work with and makes lifes biggest purchases a stress free, enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend Laura and her team to anyone.
Ronnie Geddes - May 2019
Jim was incredible in our home buying experience. He was honest, informative and an excellent real estate agent. He is a true professional with considerable experience, that will be a great asset to anyone who is planning to buy a property. He truly lives up to his impeccable reputation and will guide you through the entire process and ensure that you are comfortable with all aspects of the process. Our situation was not an easy one, but Jim stepped up and went the extra mile for us. We would confidently recommend him to others, and will 100% use him for future home purchases.
Chandrathilake Mediwake - April 2019
My husband and I used Jim Ross to help us find a new home in High River. Our list of requirements was at times challenging, but Jim was very patient and positive that we would find the right home to suit our families needs... and we did. He was always on time and followed up with us daily/weekly. Even after purchasing the home he stayed in tough to make sure we were happy and was able to answer some extended questions. We would gladly use his business services again and would recommend him to others.
Kristle Panfili - March 2019
Casually looking, we provided Jim with a detailed criteria for a house we would consider moving to in a small section of town. A list we felt may no be met for several years. Jim kept us in mind and contacted us when the criteria had been met. Following this, we have bought and sold with Jim and Laura. Excellet attention to detail, communication and respect to our family's needs during the selling process. Their knowledge of the current market and where it is going was vital to the success of our quick sale.
Vince & Lisa MacDougall - March 2019
Jim was very helpful and always available with any questions I had. He provided the best realtor services and I would definitely recommend him. Laura was also very personable.
Brenda Cinq-Mars - March 2019
Our experience with Jim Ross and Laura Stretch was fantastic. Trusting our home ownership journey with and Remax Southern Realty made all the difference. Jim's experience and relational touch made us feel confident that our decision to sell was in our family's best interest and he would do everything in his power to make it as seamless as possible! We would do it all again knowing we could buy & sell with Jim Ross. Thanks again Jim, for everything!
Theo & Joanne Loewen - January 2019
Jim Ross and Laura Stretch were my agents for the purchase of my condo and for the sale of my house. Both transactions were handled in a competent and professional manner. I appreciated Jim and Laura's attention to detail, their knowledge of the market and the prompt response to my questions, both mine and those of perspective buyers. Jim and Laura's updates kept me in the loop throughout the process, and I am happy with the results.
Norma Dudgeon - January 2019
"Jim Ross and his team provided professional and knowledgeable service throughout our commercial sales transaction. Our business team appreciated Jim's hard work, diligence, and perseverance. Jim took the time to understand our needs and always responded in a timely manner to our requests and suggestions. Jim's negotiation skills and patience, throughout the selling process, ensured our satisfaction. He is personable and friendly. It was a pleasure working with Jim and his team."
Mark Thompson MRT Business Consultants - Jan 2019
Our sincere thanks to Mr. Jim Ross for selling our home in a very slow market. We were very pleased with his efforts and success. Thank-you very much Jim.
Carolyn & Dutch Van Tassell - November 2018
Jim Ross handled a recent successful real estate transaction in High River for my family and demonstrated absolute integrity and tenacity in a challenging real estate market. I would without question recommend Jim to other buyers and sellers of real estate market.
Brian Rogers - October 2018
Jim & Laura sold our home, an acreage in the $1 million plus range, with multiple offers in just 2 weeks. They hire the best to represent themselves and their clients. The virtual photos were fantastic. Jim and Laura were there 24/7 for us and they really listened to our needs and limits. In a buyer's market we expected a limited number of showings and an above average sale period. Instead the acreage showed consistently over the 2 week period and the house sold above asking price. I highly recommend them as they conduct themselves in a very proffessional manner, have the experience and the resources to promote your home, and the expertise to coach anxious seller's smoothly and effeciently. I would recommend them to anyone looking for realtors who put the clients needs first.
Gail Kasko - October 2018
Jim took the time to listen to my home requirements, found me multiple options, and ensured I was fully informed in my purchase. Through out he was available and went beyond my expectations.
Lindsay Anderson - October 2018
Jim Ross has sold and helped me find a few houses over the years. Jim is very committed and helpful. He knows what he is doing and is kind and patient and understanding of what I am looking for and what I need to do to sell a home. My houses have all sold very quickly!! I recommend Jim and Laura to anyone buying or selling a house. Thank you my friend for all of your hard work you're the best!
Brenda Gillanders - October 2018
Right from the beginning, working with you regarding the disposal of my Sunvale property was a pleasure. I always felt you were concerned with our satisfaction and during the course of negotiations proved it in many ways. Thanks again for everything you did to make the transition as enjoyable as possible
Bill Dunn - September 2018
We have used Jim and Laura since relocating back to High River 11 years ago for all of our real esatate transactions. They are fully informed and stay on top of the ever changing market. We know when we speak with Laura and Jim that we are getting accurate and honest information with our best interests in mind. We feel confident in their abilitiies and continue to refer them to family and friends. You won't be disappointed. We look forward to our ongoing relationship with both Laura and Jim as our real estate needs evolve. A huge thank you for all your hard work.
Farrelly Homes Ltd.
Robert and Coby Farrelly - September 2018
This is how we would describe the realtors we picked to sell our house. Jim Ross and Laura Stetch are professional, thoughtful, caring, efficient, available, quiet and patient. They kept in touch with us regularly to update us on the activity of the sale. If we had any questions or issues, they were right there to explain and guide us. Very informative. No stress on our part. Thank-you for your hard work, Jim and Laura. We were very happy with our sale. We would recommend you to our friends or anyone in need of a realtor.
Mervyn and Deanna Taillefer - July 2018
Jim Ross and Laura Stretch were wonderful as agents for our house sale in Blackie AB. They listened first and quietly advised as needed without any push or pull. Always professional, they got the photos done, the sale sign up, and all the listing details covered quickly. Most of all, in the middle of February/March snow storms they worked on showings and we sold in less then two months. They phoned regularly to check in; they let us know when showings were to happen, and we are very pleased. We would not hesitate to use the again and recommend their thoughtful, professional, quiet manners which helped sell our home successfully.
Jerry and Linda Blake - June 2018
Jim and Laura were an absolutely fantastic team in helping us sell our home over the Christmas period. We soon discovered that it didn't matter who answered the phone when we called, they both were up to date with what was happening with our pending sale. They both were able to give us correct information, advocate for us and advise us on the steps we needed to take to sell our home and purchase our new home. This was a very challenging move for us but with Jim and Laura's support, we got through the stressful time and are now thoroughly enjoying our new home. It is everything we were needing and looking for. Thank you so much Jim and Laura. We would not hesitate to recommend you both to any of our friends or family. You are the best!!!!!
Doug and Betty Veitch - April 2018
I recently sold my home with the help of Jim Ross. Throughout the entire process Jim was there with helpful advice and professional knowledge. High personal involvement and genuine concern made the whole process a pleasant experience. Even after the sale was complete Jim continued to help with small things to save me the trouble of returning to High River. I have sold many homes in the past but this was far and away the best experience I have ever had.
Ken Bowmaster - February 2018
Jim Ross has been a well known and successful realtor in High River for many years. Once I decided to put my home on the market, I immediately contacted him to handle the sale. Mr Ross was quick to contact me back, took extensive pictures of my home and explained to me in detail the value of my home, taking into account the sales of homes in the area as well as the current real estate market in High River. Jim Ross with the assistance of Laura Stretch, was able to promptly showcase my home on line and also in realtor flyers, paying special attention to all the qualitities and amenities my home had to offer. They both kept me abreast of showings and potential buyers who had seen my home. Mr Ross continued to work to sell my home right up until the sale of the house went through. Once all the details were ironed out, the sale proceeded very smoothly. I would highly recommend Jim Ross and his team to any of my friends who are thinking of selling their homes. He is well aquainted with the High River area as he has been a long standing resident who understands all that the High River community has to offer.
Mrs. Evaline Wight - February 2018
We thank-you for your excellent service that you provided in the recent sale of our condominium. You provided us with helpful advice as you frequently set out the options open to us, kept us informed on a regular basis and dealt thoroughly with developments as they arose. We are pleased with your attention to detail and with the speed at which the sale progressed.
We have no hesitation in recommending your service.
Adele and Wally Kemp - February 2018
My husband and I were on a very tight timeline to find a house in High River. Jim was the very first realtor to return any of my first inquires and he quickly set up viewings of several houses. He took a lot of time to understand our requirements and did not waste our time on houses that did not meet our criteria. He patiently took us through repeated viewings of our top contenders until we settled on our dream home. He has followed up to ensure we have had a smooth transition.
Iona MacKenzie - January 2018
Laura was absolutley amazing helping us find our first home. She was able to get viewings around my fiancé's work schedule, and made sure the documents were sent off before Christmas and everything closed. She was always there when we had questions. Made the whole experience of buying our first home wonderful.
Darcie Gwynne - January 2018
Jim Ross was there for my questions for 4 years and when I finally listed the old house the whole process was painless and smooth. With Laura's help, the both of them put a plan down and it happened fast with multiple offers. This was the sale where everyone wins! Jim told me how the place needed to look to attract offers and he was right. Once sold everyone was looked after and the exchange went well. Thanks again for your great work Jim and Laura
Tom Siggelkow - January 2018
Both Jack and Aileen MacDonald want to share the great experience they had in dealing with you on the Listing and Sale of their home. After checking out other professionals they were struck by your good humour and full insights about the High River market, and how you patiently explained the process to the both of them. They were surprised at how quickly things went with the showings and the final sale. Thank-you again for a job well done.
Craig Russell - December 2017
After great satisfaction with our house sale, we would highly recommend Jim Ross and Laura Stretch!
Gordon and Donna Platt - December 2017
We recently relocated to High River. Jim was recommended for his knowledge of and community involvement in High River. Jim showed us several homes/neighbourhoods and quickly determined which neighbourhood would best meet our requirements and price range. The house we chose is perfect for us and we appreciate Jim's knowledge, guidance and service throughout the whole journey.
Heather and Michael - November 2017
I have only positive comments about Jim Ross and Laura Stretch. And would recommend them to anyone. I was shown only homes that met the requirements and price range that I had requested. I received very professional and courteous assistance and I'm very happy with my new home and neighbourhood.
Shirley Elliott - November 2017
In a recent need for a Realtor, we chose Jim Ross as he was highly recommended by a relative and a good friend. Jim's partner Laura Stretch compliments Jim very well in presence, attitude and performance. Jim's approach is patience in listening to your thoughts and concerns, then he presents his analysis. He is very knowledgeable with regard to current and past market values, area history, current trends in buyer wants, and your home and property features. His recommended property pricing was correct for the current market and timing of possession was to meet our needs. Laura is very helpful, easy to work with and her home visual presentation for the internet was exceptional and drew calls to us from interested persons. Paperwork in home sales is substantial and was organized and coordinated with our Lawyer in the exact timing required. The complete procedure was timely and professionally coordinated. The final analysis was "it is not about them, it is about you"
Gerry and Ellen Marshall - November 2017
Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!!! Your professionalism, knowledge and attention to detail ensured I found the best location for my new business. I had many questions along the way and you always took the time to make sure they were answered. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jim and Laura to anyone in the real estate market
Sara Farrelly - October 2017
When we chose to settle in High River we did not know a realtor. We chose Jim based on a recommendation from our realtor in Edmonton. We couldn't be happier. Jim was very professional and patient in showing us what High River had to offer in our price range and helped us sort through our options. When it came time to make an offer and purchase, Jim paid attention to every detail and ensured there were no hiccups. We would not hesitate to recommend Jim to all our friends and relatives.
Brad and Shirley Trott - September 2017
I just moved into my new home and wanted to say all sorts of wonderful things about Jim and Laura-their knowledge, kindness, services at every stage of the process, their ability to anticipate and then remove the stresses that pop up in such a complicated process. I have a lengthy list of positives and as I read through the reviews of others I see the same compliments with every sale. I will just add one more, and that is their patience! It has taken me over 2 years to finally decide upon a house. I have waffled on size, neighbourhood and style. I have withdrawn from the process for months here and there and they have always welcomed me back. I have been through dozens (and dozens...) of houses always with one of them cheerfully showing me through. So here I finally sit, surrounded by unpacked boxes and already starting to feel at home. They have even dropped by to be sure that all is well as I settle in. It has been a pleasurable journey from listing to closing. Thank-you both!
Lyn Klamph - September 2017
Jim Ross was very professional when selling my family's house this summer, he constantly kept us up to date about any showings, open houses and what generally was happening in the real estate market. Even if at the time there was no offers he kept in touch to let us know what the next move would be. Jim really cares about his clients and getting their properties sold for them. When our house did sell he stopped by with a beautiful bouquet of flowers to say congratulations!
Suzanne Rutherford - August 2017
We have always been very pleased to have Jim and Laura as our agents. We have never used any other realtors other than them. They are very up front with their wise counsel and are very effective in listing, showing and taking/getting offers on properties. We highly recommend Jim and Laura without any hesitation or reservation.
They will do a good job for you.
Terry and Rita Storch - July 2017
We used Laura and Jim for the sale of our old house and the purchase of our new home. The whole process, which was a 3 1/2 week whirlwind, went smoothly and quickly. Even when issues came up, they were right there to help out with every bump along the way in a fast, efficient manner. They were always available and very knowledgable in helping us find the perfect home for us! We feel very lucky to have dealt with Jim and Laura to make a usually stressful time, easy and stress free. Thank-you!!
Salyna and Tosh Iwamoto - July 2017
Thanks to Jim for 6 years of dedication to help us expand our business. Always looking out for our best interests and not working just to sell a piece of property. Because of Jim we now have the perfect piece of property to build our new funeral facility. Thanks for everything Jim!
Craig Snodgrass - Owner, Lyle Reeves Funerals
Jim Ross and Laura Stretch have been my realtors as I have bought and sold numerous residential properties over the last few years. Jim Ross brings vast knowledge and experience in the real estate market and has developed positive personal connections throughout the industry by being an honest and reliable realtor. Jim has been joined by Laura Stretch who follows Jim's lead by providing real estate service with integrity They have always pointed out deficiencies as well as advantages with properties being purchased. They have offered advice on appropriate renovations to undertake that would give the highest return when selling. I have never felt pressured to purchase, accept an offer or list at their suggested price, rather they both provide guidance based on comparable properties and current market conditions. Every property transaction has proceeded seamlessly and been handled in an efficient and professional manner. Jim and Laura understand that real estate transactions affect peoples lives and take pride in providing the best service to both the buyer and seller. I highly recommend contacting Laura or Jim for a positive experience and will continue to recommend them to both family and friends.
I was looking for a professional realtor with integrity, sincerity, reliability and very competent to sell my home. In conversations with friends and neighbours, the name Jim Ross from Remax came up frequently. After the initial interview, I knew I had my Realtor. During the next two months that my home was on the market and even with the state of the economy, I felt very confident that my home would sell. Open houses were held and showings were numerous. Both Jim Ross and associate Laura Stretch were there for me and my home sold. I couldn't have been more pleased.
Thank you! Shirley Suitor May 2016
We were not at all expecting the service we received. You were so thorough with every step. Seriously, we feel you went above and beyond helping us through all the processes and actually narrowing down the perfect house for what we needed. We have referenced you many times since then, telling people they won't be disappointed when choosing you as their realtor!
We thank you again!
Jerry and Dail Howe June 2016
I have known Jim professionally for more then thirty years and I have used his services exclusively for seven purchase/sale ends. In each transaction I would say that he earned every dollar of commission, saving me money when purchasing, maximizing my return when selling and most importantly on two occasions his experience and advice proved exceptionally valuable as it steered me away from decisions that could have proven costly in terms of time and money.Jim is a talented negotiator very adept at framing issues in a way that results in both parties leaving the discussion with success where it counts for them. I don't believe he will ever put a client in a position where they will be faulted for causing either real or perceived harm to the other party. I believe his volunteer work, most specifically with the DRP Committee, clearly demonstrates his skills. Other time spent in leadership roles with the likes of the Calgary Real Estate Board and the Rotary Club in High River also show his skill at working with people. Their can also be no doubt that Jim knows and understands the town in a manner that few other people do. His years of volunteer work and community engagement speak volumes.In short I don't believe you could find a more suitable agent to handle your real estate needs.
Sincerely Duncan Scott June 2016
Jim and Laura worked with us to sell our home and purchase another in High River. We found them to be professional, supportive and reliable. They had a very good feel for the market and were able to direct us with their wise counsel and realistic plans,towards both a good selling price for our previous home and a good buying price for our current home. We have no regrets at all that we used their services and have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone wishing to buy or sell property in High River.
Peter & Gina Halpin June 2016
We were most impressed by Laura's energy and keen sense of dedication towards our finding a new home. We found she was well-versed and up to date in construction practice and procedures and she aided us greatly in finding a suitable location for our new home. We have and will continue to give Laura's name to friends and acquaintances, knowing that she will pass on the same professionalism she extended to us. Good luck Laura in your future endeavours!
Ron and Joanne Walton June 2016
As the president of Highwood Crossings, I have on many occasions, sought advice from Jim Ross on matters pertaining to real estate in High River. He has also advised and assisted us with other land matters in the MD of Foothills, Calgary, Medicine Hat and beyond. In every instance, we have always found him to be well informed about the real estate market and related issues. As a person, Jim is honest and dependable and his advice is both practical and insightful. He can quickly assess and understand complex situations and is able to respond appropriately in a timely manner. We purchased our current building and land in High River with the assistance and advice of Jim Ross and we will certainly use his services again when the situation arises. In every regard, we would highly recommend Jim to provide real estate services in High River and region.
Sincerely Tony G. T. Marshall June 2016
I was looking for a home in the High River area. I didn't know where to start so I just drove around looking at for sale signs. I finally came across a place that I did want to see and called the number listed. I ended up with Laura Stretch who quickly came to show the house. She was professional and I felt comfortable with her abilities and attitude. Laura took me to every place that I wanted to see, even if it meant travelling out of town. She even let me bring my nieces and nephew for viewings and valued their opinions. There were a few great houses that sold before we could make an offer but Laura kept looking up new listings and finding new possibilities for us. After a little over 5 months of searching and exhausting almost every place in High River area... We found a home that suited us. Laura helped us make a fair offer for the home and worked with both sides to come to an agreement. She even helped with advice about the sale of our home that we were selling. After all the paperwork and regulations, I am so glad we had Laura on our side helping us through the process and making this process become much less stressful. After we finally purchased our home and took possession Laura made sure that we were happy and that we were getting settled nicely. I felt like she went the extra mile for us. I still feel like she has become a friend to us, that she is very genuine and that she wasn't just doing her job Thank you to Laura and the staff at Remax Southern.
Sincerely Robert and Mackenzie Peterson July 2016
My wife and I wanted to downsize and on April 8th we saw an older smaller home four blocks from our house come onto the market. We called the Realtor who was Laura Stretch and she showed us the house around 6:30pm and at 8:30pm we put in an offer which was countered, we countered back and it was accepted an hour later. We put our existing house on the market with Laura April 17th. The house sold May 6th and we took possession of our new house on May 2nd Laura was very professional and kept asking us if we were sure we wanted to do such a major downsize because we went down to 1/3 of the sq. Ft between the house and garage. She truly put our satisfaction ahead of the sale and we highly recommend Laura to anyone looking for an extremely good realtor. Less then one month passed from buying one house to selling the other. That's unheard of in today's market and Laura Stretch made it happen.
Sincerely Bob and Marie Logan July 2016
Over the years Jim and I have conducted many transactions together. He is very knowledgeable, a consummate professional and took great care of my own interest. I felt very confident and safe with his guidance and I highly recommend him.
Dorina Almazan August 2016
We are pleased to recommend Jim Ross. We have known Jim for 10 years and we are in the process of listing our second property with him. He has a common sense approach to establishing a list price, working with the sellers, and getting results. Jim is involved in the community, volunteering on various boards and committees and is an asset to High River.
Pat and John Reid August 2016
We have been dealing with Jim Ross for 22 years. We bought our first house in High River from his company, Jim sold that property for us 13 years later. We just sold a house in September 2016 again with Jim as our Realtor.Jim is a professional and detailed Realtor, honest and upfront regarding pricing to sell. We were confident that he was looking after our best interests at all times. He would definitely be our choice for a realtor in the future.
Paul and Margaret Ripley September 2016
I am not sure which came first. Jim Ross and Laura Stretch as my friends or as the real estate professionals who helped me sort out a life change. My home in High River was purchased with a singular response to a point in my life. I lived there for eight years and while I loved and improved "my home" times and the economy changed. The challenge made it necessary for me to turn to the sale of my home. For the homeowner this can be an emotional as well as a financial decision. Given this I was fortunate to have my friends and real estate professionals, Jim Ross and Laura Stretch help me during trying economical times, to take care of business. Matters were handled in a kindly and professional manner. I would recommend this team to anyone in regard to their real estate needs in High River.
Don Ferguson September 2016
Best Realtor we had ever used. Would Recommend Jim to any one of our family or friends.
Ian Mckenzie December 2016
Jim and Laura helped me find the best home for my dream business, @The Hub Performance Training, in downtown High River. Jim was very forthright with information, pointing out potential downfalls of places we looked at, brought in the right people for feedback/review of potential spaces and worked hard to ensure I found a space that worked for my startup but also helped me get as close as possible to what I wanted. We ran into issues along the way and all the way to the lease being signed and even beyond, Jim and Laura were a voice for me, helped push situations and ensured the business was not compromised. They even helped find a temporary location for running a clinic out of due to construction delays of my chosen location. I highly recommend JL Real Estate when searching for your dream home/business location.
Thanks Guys! Lisa Szabon-Smith December 2016
I had the pleasure of working with Jim Ross on the purchase of my new home. Jim graciously guided me through the entire buying process: from loan pre-qualifications to searching through multiple homes to find the perfect one, and then to making an offer and closing the deal. Throughout the buying process, Jim was extremely responsive and thoughtful in his recommendations to me. I have known Jim for many years, and I did not think twice about who I wanted representing my interests. Jim emanates a sense of professionalism and trustworthiness that makes a person feel very secure during what is without a doubt a very involved process. Jim is a true professional in every sense of the word, and puts his clients interests far above his own. I truly appreciate Jim's thoughtfulness and dedication to making this process the best it could be.
Dominique Peppler January 2017
I have had the pleasure of using Jim Ross as a realtor several times over the last few years. His time spent in the Foothills area has really made him an expert in his field. Jim is very committed and has been a fantastic mentor for each of my investment purchases. I have always appreciated his dedication to making sure that each venture is a success from start to finish. His advice is always accurate, informed and forthright. Jim has even taken the time to guide me through my own private sale which I believe truly does set him apart from anyone else. Proving he is committed to my goals as a client, not just a commission I would not hesitate to recommend Jim to any of my friends and family.
Chelsea Malmberg March 2017