When choosing a real estate professional, get to know their history!
With over 24 years of experience in Calgary Residential & Condominium Real Estate, nothing says a job well done like Repeat Business & Past Client Referrals. Over 70% of my Business each year is Past Clients calling to arrange their next move, or to refer their family & friends.
I hold 3 Recognized Secondary Designations - C.C.S.(Certified Condominium Specialist), A.B.R.(Accredited Buyer Representative), & S.R.E.S. (Seniors Residential Specialist), served on the Calgary Real Estate Board Task Force for 5 years & was RE/MAX Professionals AB Children's Hospital Representative for 3 years. My Career Awards include the RE/MAX Hall of Fame & 100% Club.
But More Importantly - What do my Clients have to Say? Read On . . .
Client Care for Life
I’ve known Michele Swiggum for over 15 years & highly recommend her. She listens to your needs & concerns & provides tailored solutions that exceed your expectations.
Michele helped me buy my 1st condo, then later sold it, & facilitated my current house purchase. I’ve relied on her knowledge, expertise & her trusted professional “entourage” to guide me through those transactions & beyond.
I’m willing to bet most people view the home buyer/realtor relationship through a single transactional lens. But what happens months or years down the road if you experience an issue like coming home to a leak in your ceiling? Who can you call for advice or to provide you with a reputable repairman? Will your realtor still be there for you?
I’ve experienced a few issues over the years, & who did I fall back on? My realtor. Michele has honed relationships with many different professionals & always came through with a name & # to call & a solution.
Michele’s commitment to you doesn’t stop at the sale or purchase of your home. When you hire Michele, you receive client care for life.
A Perfect Fit
Thank you so much Michele for the work & dedication you did for us in obtaining our retirement home. We think you were amazing!
Ed & Pryna Koberstein
As brand new arrivals to Calgary . . .
We want to thank you very much for all your help, intercession, counsel & time with us in buying our house. As brand new arrivals to Calgary we didn’t know the city & you helped us know its neighbourhoods & character. You also helped us figure out & define what we wanted, needed & could afford - always with such a charm & easiness.
Thank you for being so professional & caring with us. We will be forever grateful to our friend Fran for having recommended us to you - we could not have had a better partner in finding our house.
With lots of appreciation, Luis & Monica Flores.
My Realtor for OVER 19 years
Michele has been my realtor for over 19 years & has helped me with four purchases & sales. Michele is very thorough when working with you to find your new home. She asks a lot of questions to understand exactly what you are looking for, provides you with lots of options & will help you weed out listings that don’t suit your needs so you can focus on the ones that do. Once you’re in the house, Michele is very detail oriented, finding special finishes the current owners have added & flaws that could be potential issues for you - no corner goes unlooked at when dealing with Michele. Her first priority is finding you the right house to call home & she is incredibly focused on ensuring your needs are heard & fulfilled. Michele is wonderful to work with on the quest to find your new home.
When selling your home, Michele understands how important your home has been to you & will endeavour to help you sell your home quickly & at the best price possible. When we recently sold our house of 10 years, Michele provided us with a list of economical improvements we could quickly & easily do ourselves to help increase property value. She helped us with staging ideas & listed the property at a price we were happy with that would enable us to sell quickly. Even in a market that had taken a downturn, Michele was able to secure an acceptable offer within 25 days that was close to full list price.
Whether you are buying or selling, Michele is very conscientious & focused on ensuring your needs are met in a timely manner & to your satisfaction. I have no hesitation in recommending Michele to any buyer or seller, & have done so numerous times with excellent results.
The Best Move Ever !
We had just become foster parents & needed more space. With all the kids, our schedules were crazy - working at the office, music lessons in the home, playtime, & homework too - Our greatest WISH was to sell our house in a week SO after quick painting touch-ups & de-cluttering, we called in “The Expert”. Michele went to work at record speed - with a wealth of information, amazing negotiation ideas, & WOW - CAN SHE STAGE A HOME!!
One day later we were up on MLS, with an open house scheduled for the weekend, & several showing appointments thoughtfully booked around our hectic schedules. By 8pm on the 2nd day - an offer. By 10pm our home was conditionally sold!
The very next day, she found us our new home - just one street over from where I grew up. Before the week was over, everything was finalized, & her moving checklist was on our table ! Thank you Michele - for making this the BEST move EVER !
Lisa & Randy Dotzler
"Our trip to the Real Estate Spa"
“Thank You - not just for what you did, which was wonderful, but for the way you did it.”
Despite our very short notice house hunting trip, you had everything perfectly organized & ready when we arrived. You listened carefully to us & were able to focus us quickly on the best homes & areas for our family. Although we know you had a very busy schedule, you handled every detail for us from start to finish & made us feel like we were your only concern. This was the most stress-free relocation we've ever had - we refer to our time together as "Our trip to the Real Estate Spa" & always speak highly of you to friends whenever the real estate topic comes up. J. & T.
Above & Beyond
Thank you . . . Not just for what you did, which was wonderful, but for the way you did it. Thanks for all the hard word & effort you gave on our behalf - we couldn't ask for a better representative! You went above & beyond the call of duty, & it was SO greatly appreciated.
Bob & Anne
Relocating to Calgary
We recently relocated from Saskatchewan. Michele Swiggum was our realtor. The professionalism that she showed when helping us look for a house cannot be described with words. Michele showed enthusiasm & was not satisfied until we had found a house that was perfect for us.
The help did not end there, after the sale help with everything from who to contact for utility connections to leaving Halloween candy in our new house for us because she knew we would arrive in Calgary on Halloween night cannot be thanked enough.
Michele made one of the most stressful things in life seem almost effortless. Thank you for making us feel very welcome in Calgary.
Trevor & Jan Fletcher
Home Buying Dreams
You made the whole process of house hunting & buying so simple for us. Thank you so much for all the effort you put into making our dreams come true!
Kay & Laurel
1st time purchasing
Thank you, Michele, for making my first time purchasing a home so much easier than I thought it would be. The time & patience you took to explain everything to me is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!