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Testimonials

John, just a short note to thank you for all your assistance with the sale and purchase of our new home. You definitely go the extra mile and live up to your reputation. We can't thank you enough! You restored our faith in real estate professionals.

P. & M. DeOliveira

John, I can't tell you how impressed I was with the way you handled the sale of our house. It's easy to see why you're number 1. Thanks again.

D. Peters

Thank you, John, for the outstanding work you did in selling our home on West Coast Road. Your unique combination of impeccable professionalism with a very personal touch was much appreciated.  We particularly admired your willingness to keep us informed every step of the way. We will have no hesitation whatever in recommending you to others should the occasion arise.

P. & M. Jones

Frankly, John, I don’t think I have ever witnessed anyone so dedicated to their profession. You are at the top of your field, most deservedly, and I have to say that I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who wanted to sell their property. Because of your hard work you made my life easier, and for that I thank you (and my father does too).

D. Hamilton

John, thank you for all the effort you put into selling our house. You never cease to amaze me with how fast you managed to sell this house as well as my other homes. You are #1 in my book. When I am in the position to purchase another house, you will be the "one" realtor I will phone! Thank you so much.

D. Pavesic

John, thank you for the outstanding work you did for us with regards to our sale. Our association could not have been more professional or pleasant. Every aspect of the listing and sale went off without a hitch and thanks to your knowledge of the market we obtained a fair price within twenty-four hours of the unit being listed. You have our unqualified recommendation.

B & J Darling

We could go on at length about how great a job John's team did with our recent real estate sale and purchase. Whether it was the professionalism, marketing or incredible organization, everything about our experience was top notch. Thank you so much.

D. Barboni

John, thank you so much for all your hard work and exceptional dedication to the sale of my mother's property. Actually, congratulations are in place for your selling the property quickly, despite the fact that it was a challenging property in many respects! My mother and I really appreciate your exceptional professionalism, courtesy, guidance and swift handling of all affairs. We are extremely happy with how the sale of the property was handled. We will be certain to contact you for any future real estate needs and welcome any opportunities to refer others to you.

E. Seeber

John, I wanted to tell you how much I appreciated your effort and professionalism in handling the sale of my property. One of the most important factors was that you kept me so informed and "up to date" on all the showings and transactions. Once again, thank you for everything, and I will certainly recommend you to others.

E. Johnson

John, just a quick note to reiterate how grateful we are for the smooth way you got us into and out of the great little place in Saseenos. The transition from one abode to another has been trouble-free, and given our particular circumstances, this has been a special bounty in itself. Best wishes for all your endeavors!

S. & J. Kendall

John, we would like to express our most sincere thanks for your expert, friendly help over the past few months. We felt we were in the best of hands both through the sale of our home and the purchase of this one. With our thanks.

B. & S. Hyslop

John, we wanted to say how much we appreciated doing business with you. You are a very thorough and professional real estate agent and we would recommend you to anyone. We have bought and sold 6 houses and 1 condo over the years and have dealt with many agents and you definitely stand out from them all. Thank you once again.

M. & T. Page

Of course, we expected to receive excellent professional service when we chose you to be our Realtor, John.  However, it was the genuine concern and thoughtfulness that you exhibited which elevated from excellent to superlative  It is the "going the extra mile" that we truly appreciated. Thank you.

J. & J. Allan

John, we would like to express our appreciation for the wonderful service you provided. Your professionalism is unquestionable but beyond that you showed a warmth and humour that helped immensely in the sale of our home. We have bought and sold a lot of homes but never, until our dealings with you, have we used the same agent twice. When we decided to sell our home we did not hesitate - we simply picked up the phone and called you.

D. & B. Carlaw

John, it has been a real pleasure to have such a professional realtor to work with. Your pleasant manner and sincere concern has shown at all times.

E. & K. Lewis

John, due to your efforts my house was sold within 1 week of listing it on the market. What fabulous service! During the negotiating process, you offered your support and experience which resulted in a sale price that was 98% of the listing price. Your negotiation expertise surpassed all expectations. I felt that my personal and financial wellbeing was protected at all times. Your service from beginning to end was unsurpassed. Should the need to move arise again, you will be my first and only phone call to a real estate agent.

L. Apted

John, thank you for your help in the recent sale of our home and in the negotiation of the purchase of a new residence in Victoria. We were impressed with your professional attitude and appreciate all the help given to us by you and your office staff. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone else who needed the assistance of a realtor and are confident that you would work tirelessly for your client’s interest.

P. & S. Crober

Thank you, John, so much for helping us buy our dream home! Your patience, knowledge and kindness are so appreciated. We still talk about how wonderful it was to work with you and your office and recommend you to everyone we know. Thanks for making the process so easy and stress-free for us.  

L. Overton & V. Lamontagne

It was a pleasure working with you on our oceanfront property purchase & thank you for your help & recommendations. We’re very excited about the purchase & about getting back to Canada. On a personal note, after the rather painful process of dealing with real estate agents in London & Dubai, it was an absolute pleasure working with someone so professional & knowledgeable & you helped make the process smooth – we wouldn’t be here without you, John, and that is very must appreciated.

A. Kedzierski & T. Tait

We have purchased and sold five family homes throughout Western Canada over the past two decades. During this move to Victoria we were unfamiliar with the area and chose John based solely on his online presence and the level of professionalism that was apparent in his listings. We thought that a realtor that took that much care to properly present a home for sale was likely a good choice to help us with our purchase. This proved correct and we could not have been happier with the guidance and attention to detail we received, It was simply exemplary service and I will not hesitate to use John again or recommend him to friends or family.

P & D Lutman

John, and now his partner, Johnny, put the PROFESSIONAL in Real Estate Professional. Our house sale in the Sooke area went so well, so quickly, and so seamlessly because of our complete faith in John Vernon. His reputation preceded him, and it enabled us to concentrate on all the other details necessary for our move to Alberta while John took care of everything to do with the house sale. His relaxed, friendly manner coupled with immediate response to questions and concerns, made him so easy to work with. I know we were fortrunate to have the very best of the best in the Real Estate field. We also met John's son, Johnny, before we left, and can see what a great team they will make. To anyone in the Victoria area who is contemplating selling your home, make life easy for yourself and call  John or Johnny Vernon. You just can't do any better than having them on your team.

C & J Calder

Thank you John— for your skill, encouragement, perseverance, & kindness — more than words can say. Best sleep in eons: thanks again to you for that. You are terrific!

M. Duggan

Words cannot describe how grateful we are in trusting you with the sale of our home. Selling a home is a huge undertaking and having you once again help with the process has certainly eased our minds. The long hours you put in are very much appreciated and your care, tireless energy and professionalism have not gone unnoticed.  We will miss this town and folks like you who make it so special.

D. & P. Roux

Thank you so much for your help selling our home so quickly! My husband and I only have positive things to say about John and Johnny Vernon; their attention to detail and professionalism were second to none.  They provided us with detailed information that helped us understand the local market and determine an appropriate asking price for our home.  They were prompt and punctual in all their dealings and always available by email and phone.  Their amazing service led to a lightning fast sale of our home in a cooling market.  I would enthusiastically recommend the Vernons to friends and family and would not hesitate to work with them again myself.

J. Duncan

Thank you so much for selling our home! It was not easy and we appreciate how thorough and professional you both were every step of the way.  We will certainly use you again in the future. With gratitude,

J. & K. Green

John Vernon Sr. and Johnny Vernon were referred to us when we needed a realtor and we have since used their services twice over the past few months.  It has been an absolute pleasure working with John and Johnny. They were always quick to respond to us, kept us informed every step of the way and took the time to explain anything we did not fully understand. They were always professional and worked hard to get us what we needed when both buying and selling.  We couldn't have asked for a better overall experience and highly recommend John Vernon and Associates.

P. & S. Lunness

We appreciate all your help on all sides of our deal, things certainly couldn’t have worked out better. Your knowledge, professionalism and dedication are evident in everything you do and much appreciated. We certainly hope we aren’t selling or buying anytime soon, but we know who to call if we do!

A. Bailey & K. Heise

We wanted to sincerely thank you John & Johnny for your help selling our house. You two went beyond the call of duty! We felt lucky to have you “in our corner”.  And on top of that, we were happy to be working with such thoroughly good-hearted, decent people! Thanks again

D. Martin & M. Long

We would like to thank you for the outstanding job you did for us both with the sale of our home and the purchase of the new condo.  Words cannot express how pleased we are and we would recommend you without hesitation. We will most certainly be using your services again in the future.

S. & K. Aves

John Vernon is a consummate professional with an exemplary work ethic.  His solid marketing approach resulted in the sale of our home in just 10 days, and we were very pleased with his commitment to represent us and with the expertise he offered throughout the process.  Working with John was a truly positive experience and we have full confidence in him and his staff.  We recommend John without reservation to anyone looking for an outstanding, knowledgeable and skilled realtor.

A. Sinner & M. Yeager

Thank you for your professional manner, patience and hard work with the selling of our home and finding us a new one!  You are a true gentleman.  We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone.

P & S Walker

You showed your best and kindest in the successful sale of our home - a really good effort and job!  It’s been a pleasure dealing with you!  Thank you for your excellent work.

J & C Schaffer

You are really over the top!  You give of yourself one hundred percent plus in what you do, heart and soul.  We can’t thank you enough for selling our home and doing it so quickly too.  It has been a genuine pleasure to have known you.

B Gratton & J Tulloch

John, this is to acknowledge your tireless and very professional work that you provided to us on repeat occasions with your calm and focused style, accuracy and gentlemanly conduct.  This is a rare opportunity for me to say this about anyone but it applies to you:  you never dropped the ball…

J & C Schaffer

Selling a home is a huge undertaking and having you once again help with the process has certainly eased our minds. The long hours you put in are very much appreciated. We will miss this town and folks like you who make it so special.

D & P Roux

We had such a great experience working with you all! Always helpful, knowledgeable & supportive… quick to respond and patient – in other words: THE BEST!

L & C. Larsen

We cannot say enough good things about the John Vernon team, they have been an absolute pleasure to work with. We consulted with multiple Realtors who we just didn't connect with before we found John, Johnny and Dennis. They are warm and genuine people who truly care about their clients and understand the emotions involved in selling and buying a home. We trusted them fully with all of their recommendations in doing so, they sold our home in record time for a price which exceeded our expectations, and helped us buy our new dream home. We are forever grateful for the John Vernon Team. 

J & K. Patterson

The team of John and Johnny Vernon coordinated the many details of selling our home with confidence, professionalism and graciousness. They produced top-quality marketing materials to showcase our home. Together, their many years of experience, accurate market assessment and attention to details guided us smoothly through the process. We would like to recommend John and Johnny Vernon for all your real estate needs.
F. & L. Colbert

We, being first time home buyers, now have a much better understanding of the real estate market thanks to your knowledge and experience. We look forward to working with you again on our next home purchase. Thank you so much for everything.
T & J Peers

Thank you, John - you are definitely "Top of Mind" when it comes to real estate.
C & D Statham

Thank you for bringing the sale of my home to a very agreeable conclusion. I appreciate your style of conducting business without losing the important detail of understanding the sentiment involved.
M. Povoden

Your good judgement paid off and packing up my belongings is definitely more work than getting my home sold! Thank you so much! You really know what you are doing and it shows.
L. Laliberte

Hands down, you're the best! We just wanted to say thank you for the amazing job you did for us. We appreciate the fact you were always there for us when we needed anything and answered all of our questions so quickly. We are very glad we had you to sell our house and help us find our new home. We love it.
E & T Morgans

I want to thank you once again for representing us so diligently, faithfully and professionally in the sale of our property.
K & H Nathan

Thanks so much for all of your excellent assistance with the purchase of our property. We are very appreciative of all of your efforts and willingness to accommodate. All the best. Cheers!
K Cartwright & B Thauberger

For the better part of 20 years John has proven to be an outstanding realtor to me and many of my friends. He exemplifies those qualities so important in a professional. John is knowledgeable, diligent, gentlemanly, positive and truly sensitive to the individual needs of each of his clients. John always gives 100% to every client, whether one is a buyer or a seller. In essence, John is simply the best!
C. Weller

Thank you so much for all your help and support during the sale of our house and the purchasing of our condo. Your knowledge and professionalism brought piece of mind to us during a time that could have been very stressful.
B & L Baldwin

Over the years we have sold and purchased about ten times. It was only until working with you that we experienced the excellent service a realtor could provide. We feel you went above the call of duty and provided a service beyond our expectations. Words cannot express how pleased we are and we would recommend you without hesitation. We will most certainly be using your services again in the future.
S & K Aves

O Happy day! Thanks, John, for all your advise and help in selling my current home and helping me purchase my new home. Should I ever be in the market again, as seller or buyer, you'd be my choice. Continued success, as you've just proven once more, you are the best in the business.
M. Duggan

John and his associates are very proficient. They took the stress out of the sales process dotting all the i's and crossing all the t's. Along with their office staff, they make a great team and I would highly recommend them to take care of your buying and selling needs. Again, thank you for your most professional service.
H Trondsen

Thank you for your professionalism in selling our home. As you know, we had our reservations about realtors after buying our first home. You have definitely stepped up to the plate and made selling our home an overall pleasant experience. I guess one must go with the best to get the best. Thank you for everything. We certainly couldn't have done it without you and your team.
M & M Von Borck

In 8 days you helped us not only sell our home, but purchase a new one. I was able to carry on with my daily responsibilities knowing you would deal with all the real estate issues competently & quickly. Many thanks to you and your team.
D & D Fernandez

Thank you for the professionalism and positive attitude you displayed during the recent sale of our house.
M & C Kossack

We just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for the patience, professionalism and persistence in the sale of our property. We certainly look forward to working with you again in the future.
J & A Guven

The team efforts of your office really made a difference to us when we had any questions or concerns. They answered the phone after regular hours, had an amazing ability to be on time to meet with us and tended to all the details. Your team working together was so valuable to the sale of our house.
P. & M. DeOliveira

Thanks so much for working so hard for us and for getting our home sold so quickly! We greatly appreciate everything you have done for us.
V & B Wood

We would strongly recommend John and his team without hesitation. John always remained confident and kept a positive approach to the challenging job of selling our unique home. He is a great negotiator and a true professional. We whole heatedly recommend him and his team to everyone and will use their services again when the need arises.
D & M Home

A job well done! Many thanks for the great service you and your team provided in the sale of my property.
C. Lamont

We found John and his team total professionals. They were courteous, readily available and worked hard to get us the best possible deal. We came away pleased with the results of both of our real estate transactions.
J. Stewart & C. Ash

Thanks so much for your recent assistance in selling our home. Your market knowledge and professionalism truly stand you apart from the crowd. From the first time we met you it was obvious you know the market inside out and you understood exactly what our objectives were regarding selling our house and purchasing a new one. Thank you
A. Bailey & K. Heise

We appreciate your honesty at all times during the sale and purchase. Selling a home can cause a great upheaval in your family's life and you were aware of this and conscious of making this procedure go very smoothly from showings to telephone calls. We would like to acknowledge your staff and professionalism.
C & M Ross

Thanks so much for your help and advice. Trying to find a house has been a nerve-wracking time for us and you really helped us though it! You are the greatest. When we sell we will definitely be giving you a call.
M Hewes & M Kelch

Just a short note to say thank you for all of your assistance with the sale and purchase of our new home. You definitely go the extra mile and live up to your reputation. We can't thank you enough! You restored our faith in real estate professionals.
C & M Ross

We wanted to thank you for the great job you did selling our house and finding us a new one. You are so thorough and professional. Also, a special thanks to your team members for being so helpful and friendly. Thank you for being the best!
T & K Emery

We would like to express our appreciation for the wonderful service your team provided. Your professionalism is unquestionable but beyond that you showed a warmth and humour that helping immensely in the sale of our home. We have bought and sold a lot of homes but never, until our dealings with your team, have we used the same agents twice. When we decided to sell our home we did not hesitate - we simply picked up the phone and called you.
D & B Carfew

Thanks so much for the speedy sale and excellent tips for readying our house for the market. We couldn't have done it without you and your team.
M & M Von Borck

You advise during negotiations was insightful and showed knowledge of and respect for the concerns and motivations of both buyer and seller. We have come to appreciate the thoroughness and accuracy of your work. You work demonstrated friendliness, thoroughness, precision and, at all times, respect for the persons involved. All this with an enduring sense of humour! It has been a pleasure working with you. You well deserve the moniker "Real Estate Professional".
B & L Lemire-Elmore

It has been such a pleasure having you and your team as our realtors. You took over the sale of my father's property after it had been sitting for almost a year and a half, and you turned a disadvantage around. You gave excellent advice to me on preparing the property for the market. You never pushed. You were always the consummate professional and to my delight, you sold it very quickly for a very good price. I thank you and my father does too.
D Hamilton

We want to thank you and your team for what might have been, without your expert advise, a rather difficult enterprise. Your constant attention and smooth handling of all the details with regard to the ale of our home was really first rate. There were quite a few things we wouldn't have thought of without your help. You have been most kind with your time and patience. Our best to you.
D & M Lawson

You are truly the #1 realtor for Sooke, Victoria and the Island. Thank you for delivering on your promises that you made to us when we listed our home with you. Indeed, you surpassed on those promises and beyond. John, you said what you were going to do and you did what you said - how refreshing in today's world where people will make wild promises but seldom deliver. Finally, thank you once again and good luck with you business.
A & N Jamal

You are the top realtor for a number of obvious reasons. You pay attention to detail, you know how to listen to people, you know the market and you excel at marketing a property to its fullest potential. In addition to these qualities you add a calm and reassuring manner. We will certainly be calling you for any future real estate needs and will be recommending you to anyone who wishes to work with a top professional. Again, thank you for your hard work.
A Peterson & H Poll

As a first time home seller, working with John and his associates has been a delight. They took me through the process from beginning to end and explained each step along the way. The were always available if I had any questions and dealt with everything in a professional manner. Thank you so much for all your help.
H Trondsen

Thank you for helping us find our first home. You were always there to help with our real estate needs and questions. You are a very good realtor and it is clear that you have a great sense of responsibility and take pride in your work.
T & J Peers

When you met with myself and my husband regarding the listing of our property, I thought I recognized a kindred spirit that emphasized honesty, efficiency and attention to detail. Turns out I was spot on. Many thanks to you and your team.
D & D Fernandez

You always promptly responded to our questions, day or night, and if any issues came up, you knew exactly how to deal with them. Thank you again!
A. Bailey & K. Heise

Thank you for all the work you and your team did to sell our first home. The beautiful presentation books and John's websites were nice extras over and above the usual real estate services and helped to sell our house quickly.
P. & M. DeOliveira

Words fail to encompass the full extent of my and my husband’s gratitude to the mighty father and son duo of the “Johns Vernon,” as we called them for short. They handled our Victoria area purchase under pandemic and mainly virtual conditions, with us from a distance, from our initial inquiries about neighbourhoods, amenities, safety, etc. to our scoring of an ideal property for our current needs and immediate future. John and John, Sr. and Jr., always amazed us and inspired our confidence and loyalty, in tandem with their own confidence and loyalty in and to us. They remembered every single thing we discussed or that came up in passing: the big stuff such as best search areas within our parameters and our tiniest “pet peeves” and wish list items. I can’t describe their boundless generosity and patience with me, a brand-new and fairly clueless real estate shopper, and how much I benefited from these personal qualities that they bring to every client’s home search. They never put a sale above our best interests, or applied pressure of any kind; and they tirelessly walked through several far-flung properties, shepherded us through more than one offer (and my fumbles), and put up with last-minute balks that surprised even me. We were constantly impressed by their professionalism, thoughtfulness, and exceptionally high principles. I’d been fortunate enough to have a close friend recommend the Vernons to us, and we’ll pay it forward with our own personal recommendations to come. If you or someone you care about could benefit from a first-class, expertly knowledgeable team of realtors attending to shifting demographics and market fluctuations as closely and carefully as they do to the most important, at times idiosyncratic or changing needs of their clients, John and John Vernon are the folks you should call. Our heartfelt thanks go out to them for seeing us safely and happily into our new Island home!
Elaine C.