What clients are saying...

H and K

"Because I believe that being a REALTOR can sometimes be a "Thankless" job.  I just wanted to let you know that in all my years as either a REALTOR dealing with other REALTORS on listings and sales or as a Real Estate Investor having to deal with Realtors to sell property or buy property, I (we) found you to be like a breath of fresh air!  Honest, truthful, hard working and super efficient, as well as patient, friendly and understanding.  By FAR, the BEST REALTOR I have known in 38 years and my husband agrees!  Thank you."

Jim, Karen, and Joshua G

"THANK-YOU, Sonja, for the way you made our move from our Parksville condo to our new detached home in Port Alberni as easy as it could be made.

You guided us gently but effectively to the “right” neighbourhood for our needs, wants, preferences, and budget. You ensured that the home we chose would be equipped to be “turnkey” for a no-hassle and no financial stress move-in.. 

You excellently managed the purchase process for us, including handling the complications that arose when a market anomaly in Parksville temporarily slowed the sale of our condo despite its high marketability. 

You even helped me perform a very detailed home inspection, and handled the heat pump versus AC discrepancy that had somehow crept into the build. 

You met me on the completion date after hours in order to ensure that we had the keys for the move-in next morning. 

Throughout the entire process, without exception, you were always quickly and reliably available, and your expertise and experience were always evident, effective, and appreciated.

Finally, you even provided a truly wonderful array of move-in gifts that were clearly very customized to me, Karen, and Josh, based upon all the things you had heard us say we like.

You made a strong favourable impression on our whole family, and we look forward to getting to know you and your family better, especially since your sister is going to be our future closely neighbour!

And of course, there is no question that when we ever need professional realtor assistance again, it will be you that we call.

Thanks again."


"When my husband died a couple of years ago I was confronted with the daunting task of selling my house and finding a new place that was more suited to my needs and abilities.  Moving is stressful for most of us, but as an elderly woman with so many years invested in the "family home", the whole decision to downsize was quite emotional and perplexing.

Having Sonja as my real estate agent was a godsend.  Even in the midst of no-shows and aggressive bidding, Sonja offered me steady, sound advice which kept me focused on what I needed without compromising my values.  Besides being consistently thorough, she treated me with the utmost of respect and courteousness, as if I was her #1 client. 

Sonja's calm and efficient guidance eased my anxieties, but it was her tenacity and professional acumen that got my house "SOLD" and brought me to the very comfortable place I now am proud to call home. 

Thank you Sonja!!"

Les & Alyson Norden

"It’s been a bit of a crazy week as we were in Calgary looking for our next home and what a whirl wind… We’re back now and wanted to THANK YOU so much for the wonderful experience we had with you as our realtor. You exceeded our expectations with your level of professionalism, communication, integrity and sincerity. This by far has been our best home selling experience and we would highly recommend you to anybody in need of a great realtor. 

We wish you could be our Calgary realtor for buying our next home.

With much appreciation,"

Val and Evan

"We recently bought a house in Port Alberni with Sonja Sutton as the realtor, representing both the sellers and us. Meeting her was a lucky coincidence, as we were from out of town and knew none of the local realtors. She was the listing agent of the first house we wanted to look at, and so we phoned her to request a viewing.

From that first phone call, until the completion of the house we have just purchased, Sonja never failed to amaze us. She was always knowledgeable, and, we felt, gave us the best of care and attention. After chatting with us for a bit, she intuitively knew exactly the kinds of houses that we were looking for. Her clear openness and honesty gave us total confidence in her as a "dual agent" for both seller and buyer.

But perhaps the most reassuring quality was that she was only ever a phone call away. Sonja responded to all calls, texts, or emails, often within minutes. We felt we were always in very good, supportive hands, during what can be challenging and stressful times. We would wholeheartedly recommend Sonja for any real estate needs."

Tiana, Tracy & Andrew Martin

"Thank you cannot encapsulate everything Sonja has done for our family. Aside from being incredibly hardworking and smart Sonja is kind, savvy, and dedicated. Sonja listened to our wants and concerns and stood by us as a spokesperson. She is an expert in this business and there is no one we trust more. Highly recommending Sonja is not enough, she is the only Realtor you should use!"

Dianne & Roland

"We found your name online while looking for a Realtor in Port Alberni.  The service was top notch and we felt very well taken care of.  Our wishes and "must haves" for a house changed as we morphed through realistic living goals in a retirement house.  You were patient and did not direct us, or try to sell a house, but respected our wishes and were flexible to our tight viewing times.  Keeping in touch with us by phone and email was helpful and timely.  Lastly, your sunny disposition kept us encouraged and positive throughout the search.  Your enthusiasm was as exciting as ours when we saw our home for the first time and knew it was right for us.  "

John Taranov & Rhonda Hagen – Vancouver, BC

"We met Sonja at a house listed at Sproat Lake and well all we can say is that we love Sonja. We looked at the house, but did not buy or call until two years later but we never forgot our girl. Her attention to detail is "outstanding". This was our first purchase and we would highly recommend Sonja to everyone!"

Paul and Kelly Urry and Family

"Dear Sonja,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

We have been working with you for 3 purchases and selling's of homes now and we just want to tell you how we feel about your service.

You are a dedicated professional, but you are so much more than that.

You treated us like friends. You listened to what we wanted in a home, not just a house, you showed us everything that was available to us. You gave us your professional and personal opinion and helped us pick the homes we would be happiest in.

As our family grew you stood by us and helped us decide when the best time to upgrade our home was and helped us finally get into our dream home.

Your ideas for our dream home inspired us to do renovations and make this place a home we could be proud of and our children will want to return to years down the road when they bring their own families home.

Thank you for being a consummate professional and a fantastic friend.

If we ever decided to upgrade or downgrade, you'll be the one we call. You're also the REALTOR® we recommend to all of our family and friends. Strangers too, when I interrupt overheard conversations.


Bernice Leduc

"Keep doing what you're doing! Expectations more than satisfied. I knew I could count on you to do a great job, I will remain a loyal client, you are the best. Thank you!"

Lance Startup

"All of my expectations were met, all of my questions answered. I will recommend you to anyone who needs a REALTOR."

Melissa, Nick and Paige

"The service was excellent from you Sonja!  You were very patient as we were very picky.  You were quick to book appointments and were on top of any questions we had and had the answers right away.  You were chosen because you were nice and friendly and I had seen an add of yours and called you. I would recommend you to anyone I know buying a house :)"

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