What my clients say

“We can’t thank you and Tawnya enough for helping us find what we feel is our dream property. I will  highly recommended your services moving forward. You and Tawnya should feel free to stop by for coffee some time.”
— Paul and Sandra Chiasson
Hi Josey. I wanted to say hi and thanks again for everything.  I deposited my bank draft for the lawyers this morning, and I go up and sign the paperwork tomorrow morning. Thanks for helping me realize my dream!  I couldn’t be happier.”
— Graham Slack
“Josey is the exception to most real estate agents. She answered our phone call immediately, made a phone call and called us back within the hour to let us know that she would work on our behalf to purchase some vacant land. Everything went smooth, she answered tons of questions and at the end of the day helped us obtain a property of our dreams. She is without a doubt kind, reliable and trustworthy. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Josey for all your real estate needs. She is amazing :)”
— Chad & Melanie
“Just got the call from the lawyer that the keys are ready. Truck’s loaded and we’re about to bit the road. Thanks for all your help. You were an absolute pleasure to work with and will always be highly recommended by us. Thanks again.”
— Dave ‘n Cheryl, Belleville
“By far one of the best agents I have ever dealt with! Would highly recommend her.” — Gina and Ted Fowlston, Bowmanville
“Josey was absolutely amazing. She patiently answered all of our questions (and, as first-time home buyers, we had many!) and advocated for us at every turn. I would honestly recommend her services to anyone looking to buy (or sell) any type of property.” — Clair Philipson and Kyle Boulden, Toronto
“People decide to sell their property for all kinds of reasons. Ideally, you get to work with an agent who takes the time to understand your needs and works with you to develop a strategy to ensure the best possible outcome. Josey Vogels is that agent. Attentive, responsive, strategic and respectful, Josey brings her A game and delivers. We highly recommend Josey if you want to work with someone who will use data to determine where to start and how best to respond. Josey is honest and works hard for her sellers and buyers – Just ask Josey, you won’t be disappointed.”
– Lisa Banks and Barb Shopland
(formerly of Paudash Lake)
“In reaching out to Realtor in the area, Josey Vogels was the only person to contact us. She surpassed our expectations. Tireless person! Would highly recommend to others as already have 🙂 Thank you.” — Sue Freake and Chris Bradford (bought and sold using Josey)
Thanks Josey, for helping us find the cottage we wanted on the lake we dreamed of being on! – Catherine and Dale Grey
“Josey was just awesome. It didn’t matter what time day or night I messaged or called, she answered me back very quickly and went above and beyond to get us what we wanted or needed. Have recommended her to several people.” — Karen Polhamous
“Josey is awesome!” — Barb and Cam Clarke
“Thank you so much Josey for all your help in finding me the ideal property. Your level of professionalism is unsurpassed!” — Scott McBride
“Josey is not your typical agent.  She is exceptionally patient and open-minded.  She represented us both as a buyer and a seller and we could not ask for better results.  We have recommended her to family and friends and will certainly work with Josey again!” — John and Laura Oldman
“We wanted to say ‘Thank-you’ for the wonderful job you did in selling the cottage for us. From the moment we met you we knew you were the right person to have selling the cottage. Your professional, friendly, honest manner gave us confidence in your abilities. You were always available for questions and very patient with both us and the buyer. We didn’t expect it to sell so fast, but you made it happen.”
-Debbie and Tina (Tina says you’re the BEST, and I agree!)
I am writing to thank you for the friendly and professional services you provided throughout the listing and sale of my cottage.  Selling a cottage is a major undertaking and also a very emotional time, considering the memories often associated with cottages and families.  You were always respectful of our family’s needs and sensitive to the process, and ensured that all aspects of the sale and subsequent transactions were handed expertly.
– Anna Majury
“Very trustworthy and also patient and gave me great advice when I asked for it (not unsolicited!)”
— Nina Levitt, Buyer
Thank you Joesy for your positive energy and your expertise in negotiating and the follow through on the sale of my cottage. Thanks for your professional handling of all the transactions.
– Marianne Loranger
If we had not met Josey, we might well be renting our old place to this very day. Because we met Josey, we are now homeowners in our dream home. Case closed.
— Dale and Donna Chenoweth
You were excellent. Just wish we had paid more attention to your suggestions. You were right on.
— Len and Marilyn Dusome
“We just wanted to thank you Josey for all of your hard work in assisting us in our property search. We have learned that searching for vacant land is very different and, in some aspects, more difficult than a search for a home. There is a lot of information you need to search out and be made aware of when searching for vacant land. You were a wealth of knowledge and we truly appreciated your quick responses and answers to our many questions. You were even able to negotiate a reasonable price for us with a seller who was very set in their ways. Thank you again so much, we recommend you to everyone we know looking in the Bancroft area.”
— Alaina and Sean
I wanted to touch base with you to thank you for your assistance in the purchase of our cottage. We took possession on Friday and have already started plugging away on making it our own. Steve is in heaven and the kids are excited too. Thank you for helping us make this a quick, smooth and easy process.
–Nena and Steve Pozo
Thank you Josey, We can’t say enough about how helpful you were with regard to our cottage purchase.  You are so reliable and you helped with every question we had.  Always quick to respond and concise in your replies. We would highly recommend your services and not hesitate to work with you in the future on any purchase or sale transaction. Thanks again for all your help. – Ellen and Rainer Zaunick
Josey was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She worked with us for over two years until we finally found the perfect cottage. She even did a 3 KM hike in the winter with us to look at the cottage. Not many agents would go to that extreme for their clients. I highly recommend Josey for all your Real Estate needs. Thank you for everything you did for us Josey, we are so happy with our cottage. – Eva Golchuk and family
I cannot say enough about how fantastic Josey was to work with when
buying a property. We encountered a lot of challenges from the other
side, and Josey was with me every step of the way.  She went way above
and beyond, and I totally trusted her advice.  By the end of it all,
Josey was more than an agent, she became a friend.  Josey truly cares
about her customers, and was an absolute delight to work with.  A real
pro. — Susan Snelgrove
Hi Josey,
Just wanted to touch base and thank you so much for everything you did for us to make our dream of owning a cottage come true. You went above and beyond!!!
Lloyd and I spent our first weekend there and we were constantly pinching ourselves all weekend as we still can’t believe how fortunate we are. We just LOVE everything about it.  If it wasn’t for you and your perseverance to see this through our dream would not have been actualized. I can not express how happy we are there and we are so grateful that you were part of the process.
With the deepest gratitude and appreciation,
Teresa & Lloyd
Michelle and I appreciate everything you have done for us. We have no set area that we are looking in and have been looking from Sault Ste Marie to Ottawa. Looking at private sales and some listed with realtors. You by far have been the best to deal with so far. From you putting together the list of homes for us to prompt responses to inquiries. Not to mention the realty portal you use. We have not dealt with anyone using this system. What a wonderful tool that is. We are very impressed with how you conduct yourself. Thank you. Have a great weekend.  — Chris & Michelle.
“Josey was always in comunication and really held our hands through the cottage buying process. She made sure we were asking the right questions and had information before we even knew we needed it. Great Experience.”
–Jillian Dempsey and Timothy McTague
“Our sincerest thanks to Josey. We brought her in after several agents had failed over a long period of time, and within a short period of time she had us multiple offers and had the property sold.
She was always professional and honest the whole way. This was not an easy property to move due to the commercial zoning. Problems prevailed to the very end, and she worked very very hard to make the deal work and get it closed. I’m absolutely sure without her dedication, our property would still be on the market.”
She is definitely the agent you want selling or buying!!!!”  — Wendy Cowie and Joan Doran
“We started with Josey in the dead of winter and by June our cottage was sold! She was professional, hard-working, honest and straight forward from start to closing. We take our recommendations seriously and Josey is one of the best realtors we have dealt with.” — Peter Chin and  Brigitte Landry
“Client Advocate” and “Coach”
“Josey worked with us for over 2 years, first selling a property, then searching new properties and ultimately scoring the perfect family cottage! Josey coached us through the pros and cons and advocated in our best interest at every step in the process. Thank you Josey for your commitment and investing so much time helping us.” — Colleen and Steve Ringham
“Just wanted to say that you were just amazing through all this – the highs and lows! Stressful time indeed 🙂 I’m looking forward to getting into the property, and doing clean up / and to start the new decorating. Hope its ok to reach out to you sometime this summer, would love to have you up for a glass of wine and see the place. Rest assured, I’ll be singing your praises when asked for a realtor up that way :)”  — Bonnie-Lynn Murphy
“Josey, I absolutely needed to take the time out to make sure you are thanked.  Being your second career, you’ve chosen well, you are amazing at what you do.  You set yourself apart from every one else.  You’re not afraid to do the leg work and have each client in your best interest.  You have been amazing to work with and I’m so glad I got to use you as my agent.  I am beyond excited to get my house it’s so perfect.  I thank you for taking time out while in Mexico to negotiate my deal and being so very patient with me to find my perfect home.  You’ll absolutely be recommended highly by me! Again, I thank you for everything!” — Joanna Caron
“Josey showed us just how smooth and quick selling your house can be. She covered the entire process without a hitch, was very professional and clear on all the steps. We will definitely use Josey for our next real estate deal.”
Thanks.” — Jim and Penny Burrows
“Josey is a first-rate agent. She is conscientious, personable, and a consummate professional. We really appreciated her attention and responsiveness right from the time we first contacted her.
She very steadily guided us throughout the process of seeking out and purchasing a family cottage property being mindful of our unique interests/criteria. Right through some very intense final negotiations, which went late into the night, she was our unflappable champion.
We would not hesitate to recommend Josey. A very capable, honest and trustworthy agent and a really great person overall. Thanks, Josey!” — Lee and Patrick Nobbs
“My wife and I would like to thank you for being the epitome of a true professional. You sold our property and I must admit it wasn’t even a little painful.
You did an excellent job and went the extra step by even closing the deal over the phone while on vacation in Mexico. We enjoyed meeting you and dealing with you and your company. It was a pleasure and we would not hesitate to recommend both you and your company to anyone who would like to buy or sell a property. You did what you said you would do and did it with a smile. Many thanks.” — Roy and Micheline Teeft
“We worked with Josey for some time to sell our home/cottage.Her support and creative ideas found us the perfect buyers.During the process we met other realtors who couldn’t compare. Thanks Josey” —  Bob and Nancy Ord
“Josey listed our cottage for sale and went above beyond what any other agent in the area would be capable of doing. The staging and photography was second to no one, the marketing plan and follow through was marvelous. Because of her hard work and creativity, the cottage had many showings and sold within 3 weeks. Thanks Josey for your hard work. We have already recommended you to other potential sellers.” — Otto and Gail Edlinger
“If you look up the word ‘direct’ and ‘honest’ on Google, there is a very good chance Josey’s picture will show up beside the definitions.
My wife and I met Josey nearly 3 years ago and we pretty much dragged her through 100 properties or more and 50+ visits. We lost many deals, saw some awful stuff (my pick not hers) and she endured it all with class. To omit saying she is “persistent” and “caring” would be a travesty to exclude from her many qualities. We saw farms, lakeside properties, mansions, fixer-uppers and recreational homes and she stuck by us, every step of the way. She grieved our setbacks as if they were her own, and even well after our delightful purchase, she was STILL on our side dealing with seller issues on our property. I wouldn’t even consider a home purchase in the future without Josey. I have already introduced her to my business partner and friend a week after moving in to our recreational property.
Much like Don Stone’s experience, she introduced us to her highly credible network; Jason from Top Hat and Tails and Tony for our flooring. She doesn’t get paid at all for this and does all the extras because of her extraordinary work ethic.
Only after seeing 50+ properties in 3 years from Belleville to Bancroft and only after idly joking about wanting to now see Houseboats, did I get a faint protest, and maybe, just maybe lose her!
She is truly in a league of her own in real estate. Not only did we buy a great property, we gained a new friend! Thanks Josey.” — Stephen Kalyta
“We discovered our ‘property to be’ one Saturday evening, and the next morning our relationship with Josey was born. Although she was the seller’s agent, I truly feel she also represented us, being open and honest with our many questions, with absolutely no pressure. I didn’t know her previously, we contacted her as the listing agent, and she immediately gained our trust.
As our offer was accepted, Josey stayed on top of the dates to ensure timelines on the conditions were met. Without her diligence, the bank’s appraisal would not have been done on time, which would have required an extension and thereby possibly losing our accepted offer. She also arranged for a meeting with the owners to discuss the land boundaries, and openly discuss any quirks of the property, which I fully appreciated. Then the lawyer and Insurer’s questions started… which I would forward to Josey who ALWAYS responded right away with the answer, or to advise she would find out – which she always did in a timely manner.
On the closing day, although we had to delay her twice, she still happily met us at our door bearing a lovely welcoming package as she handed over our keys and welcomed us to our new home.
From the very first time we met Josey at the Sunrun Café in downtown Maynooth, there was a genuine connection. She has gone well above and beyond her duties in selling us our home. Because we are not familiar with the area, she has provided us with a number of contacts, and continues to do so making her our local 411! She even invited us to a couple of local events with her, which has been very much appreciated to help us meet some locals within the area of our adopted Maynooth!
Thank you for everything Josey! You have been a shining light on our move to Maynooth!” — Don Stone, Toronto
“Josey went out of her way to help us with our long distance purchase. Very professional, and friendly. Easy to get a hold of when needed and always willing to go that extra step to keep her clients happy. We highly recommend her for Real Estate needs in the future!
Thanks Josey! It was a pleasure working with you!” — Robert and Donna, Bowmanville
“Special thanks to Josey! Everything was great and thank you for your honesty in following through on what we agreed to.” — Josie McGrath, Barrie, Ontario
“Josey Vogels restored our faith in realtors.  Over the years, many of our experiences have been less than positive, but with Josey…well…we’re back on track! Josey exudes excellence in service…from our initial meeting to the final closing day, she was there for us.  She is pro-active in her search for not only buyers, but sellers. With excellent communication skills, and creative ideas for staging a house, success is often quick to be realized. Highest quality service we have ever had. Not just professional but effective in using new tools (e.g. staging, excellent photos, social media).
When Josey isn’t selling, she is busy learning. Always trying to stay ahead of her craft, she brings great knowledge of trends and opportunities in the real estate world. We would, and have, highly recommend Josey to anyone involved in a real estate adventure.  You will be assured to have someone working for you consistently, and with great integrity.  We have consistently recommended her to others. Her motto is really all there is left to say: JUST ASK JOSEY!” — With much respect and admiration, Janis & Peter Whitehead
“Josey is a complete delight to work with. We have listed and sold several properties and recently bought one through her. Her attention to detail and pure honesty is what we loved. She digs in and is determined to do her job extremely well! As far as I am concerned there is no other agent to use!” — Dagny Musclow
“It was wonderful to work with Josey and find a property that met our needs.  We admire Josey’s ability to listen and understand what would work for us and be honest about properties that wouldn’t work for us.  Hearing her say “I don’t think this is the one.” kept it real and also gave us hope that somewhere there was “The One.”  We believe we found it and it wasn’t without a few twists and turns.   We were lucky to have Josey there to explain clearly what was happening and why.  We recommend Josey wholeheartedly for her enthusiasm and ability to build our confidence in her because of her smarts and great sense of humour.  As stressful as it can be, there are times when you just have to laugh.” — Roy Mitchell and Ken Fraser
“Josey immediately ‘got’ what I was dreaming of and sent me a steady stream of potential buys. She’s very attentive, a great listener, proactive…and, best of all, when you work with Josey you know that her true mission is to find you a place you’ll love for years to come. Josey cares about her work, and it shows.” — Abigail Pugh
“With the purchase of our first home, Josey was more than excellent. She helped us every step of the way! We are so thankful to have worked with her.” — Matt Prentice and  Kendall-Lynn Bladow
“Thank you so much Josey. You are the best agent and I am going to recommend you to anyone looking for a house.” — Emily O’Donnell & Keaton MacKinnon, Bancroft, Ontario
“Josey; We will be celebrating our first anniversary at the cottage and wanted to reach out one more time to thank you for helping us with the best investment we ever made.  We have enjoyed four beautiful seasons, each one more spectacular than the last, and we look forward to more of the same in the years to come. Your expertise and diligence during the purchase process ‘sealed the deal’ and made our cottage dreams come true. Cheers.” — Ali Edwards & Sheri Power, McArthurs Mills, ON
“What a great pleasure it was to work with Josey to find our “perfect” cottage. It was not easy because of market conditions and “difficult buyers” (!) but Josey kept at it and was very patient with us. She went out of her way, and her territory showing us properties from the Bancroft area to Haliburton, never giving up. When we finally found the perfect cottage, Josey was as excited as we were about it, and helped us secure it with her quick and saavy actions. We’ll never forget hearing Josey’s excited comment ” I love my job” when we found this place with her. Her experience and devotion to us is what made it happen. Thanks Josey.” — Gilles Levesque and Marie Higgins
“Just wanted to thank Josey again for her dedication, professionalism and hard work. Josey was extremely confident that she would sell our cottage property for us at the price we were hoping for. She is very thorough and knowledgeable and was a pleasure to deal with. If you are selling or buying a property, I would highly recommend Josey Vogels. I can guarantee she will work hard to earn your valued business.” — Brenda Gillap
“We had a great time doing business with Josey, she’s very thorough, very professional and went above and beyond devoting her time and knowledge. Super flexible and fast getting back to us which was crucial in our case. Certainly a great experience and success working with Josey!” — Agnes and Wilfred Pietersma
“I will certainly pass your name along to folks at work., you certainly go above and beyond!! I would recommend you without reservation.” — Barry Myers
“Josey is by far the best real estate agent I have ever worked with (excluding my Mom of course 🙂 ) She is knowledgable, professional, personable and willing to do what it takes to market a home properly and to find the information necessary to make an informed purchase.
I listed my cottage with Josey and looked at several with her. Cottages require special attention because there are often odd quirks like easements, private roads, water quality and different considerations when compared with town or city properties. Her knowledge research and up-to-date marketing strategies place her well above the crowd.
Quite simply she is delight to work with! I would never consider another agent after working with Josey! Thank you so much.” — Nancy Peel
“We have appreciated the time and effort Josey has taken in an attempt to sell our home.Her and husband Dan especially took beautiful photos for the website .Different people we know say the house shows well so hopefully a potential buyer will see her efforts so that we can make a successful sale.” — Wynne and Alan Williamson
“We found Josey to be very intelligent & knowledgeable. She was able to answer all of our questions and offered valuable information on things we didn’t think about. If the need arises we will definetly be using Josey again & will be recommending Josey to our friends. Most importantly we have found a new friend in Bancroft.” — Ken & Nancy Colucci
“We would like to thank Josey for going above and beyond her job as our agent. Josey took it upon herself to check the property when their was a extreme flooding in the Bancroft area and report to us on how our property was fairing the conditions. She was easy to get a hold of and always answer any question with confidence and assurance. I would recommend her to all of friends as an agent. Josey is a devoted and caring agent.” — Sincerely, Kim and Rick Bull and family
“Josey was great with us. She takes her job very seriously & has gone out of her way to make both parties of our sale comfortable. She went about her job of selling our property with exuberance & in spite of personal things, she never once let this get in the way of selling our property & looking after all details. I will miss talking to you Josey on e-mail & your sense of humour, but will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for property or selling. We had a great realestate agent when we sold our house a few years back & you definitely compare & then some. Thanks again Josey, you have become a friend as well & look forward to seeing you in the summer.” — Ken & Elizabeth Gray
“I’ve been playing the Real Estate game for quite a while and honestly, you are the hardest working Agent I’ve had. And I’ve been through quite a few! Lol. You did the best you could and I am very happy with it!” — Tim Conlin, Coe Hill
“I enjoyed working with you to and will gladly recommend you to any one who needs a real estate agent . thanks again.” — John Pettit
“This letter is written to commend Ms. Josey Vogels on her exemplary and professional work regarding my recent real estate transaction through her office in Bancroft, Ontario. Ms. Vogels devoted her time and expertise beyond expectation in what became a somewhat complicated and drawn out sale of my property. Her attention to detail and considerable knowledge of real estate law and local requirements for my transaction were much, much appreciated. In view of the fact that I am not a resident nor a citizen of Canada, I was especially grateful for her hard work on mybehalf. I do highly recommend Ms. Vogels as an agent to anyone desiring to purchase or sell property in Canada, She is completely competent and does her work thoroughly and cheerfully, and she had my totalconfidence during our transaction.” — Respectfully, Fred Hammond, El Cajon, California