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Welcome to our Testimonials page, here you will find sincere letters of recommendation. This is a key point in our service commitment, we strive to best your expectations in all areas of any Real Estate transaction when using our service. After Thirty years plus ... on the job and I still love my work.; I still get great satisfaction in helping people buy and sell homes. To this end we invite you to read some of the letters listed below. 


Cordell presented himself with honesty, professionalism and a level of experience that establish his position and knowledge in the industry. He was forthright and diligent about addressing our needs and ensured every effort was spent to meet our target goals.

At a time when the economy is struggling, and prices falling, Cordell managed to list and sell our home at 'our' asking price in 47 days (multiple offers) a true champion! 

Thank you so much for managing, facilitating and executing on the sale of our home in Shawnigan Lake we were pleased that you were able to scan the offers into a PDF and email them as we were out of the country when the sale occurred, Serena and I are in your debt, and will most certainly provide your name to anyone we know of who is considering a real estate venture and we’ll be calling you for our next real estate adventure. Job well done! 

Best regards,

Andrew & Serena How

Cordell helped me immensely throughout the term of the sale. With every one of my concerns and the buyer's concerns, I felt supported. Cordell always took the time to answer my questions and explain things carefully and clearly. He responded quickly to all my calls and e-mails. When there were repairs needed to the house, and I was out of town, Cordell took care of everything. I found his web site was very easy to navigate and he presented my home beautifully on the web. 

You have helped me out immensely over the past few months. With every concern you were there to resolve situations and that took a huge load off of me. I too hope our paths cross again.

Again, I'm very, very happy with everything that you did. Thank you.

Tom King


When we decided to change real estate Agents after disappointing results from trying to sell our home with another local real estate agent, we asked around to find out from our friends who they would recommend. Needless to say Cordell Ensign's name came very highly recommended, so we decided to give him a call . 

Wow, the difference was like night & day! The Ensigns immediately went to work for us; our home received excellent exposure right from the reflective for sale sign, the advertising in the paper, on the ir web site, the internet and Cordell's email to all the other Realtors in the Cowichan Valley . 

Plus, while this was happening Debbie & Cordell took the time to show us other homes that were on the market, allowing us to decide what direction we should go when our home was sold, this was very important because up until then we really were not sure. With the other agent we were told to "wait until your house sells", we have done that before and ended up making a big mistake. 

Without a doubt when we decide to move again the Cordell & Debbie will be our first and only choice for selling our house and we recommend them highly to everyone! 

Thanks Cordell & Debbie from the bottom of our hearts for all your help! 

Richard & Deborah Rose 
Cobble Hill

"This is the 3rd time we have used the services of RE/MAX & Cordell Ensign. We have nothing but praise for Cordell. He makes you feel "Safe" when dealing with purchasers. We have no hesitation in recommending Cordell & RE/MAX." 

Helen & Gary Webster

In the service business, quality is usually defined by meeting customer's expectations. When you surpass and exceed that threshold you have achieved excellence. And that has been our experience with Cordell & Debbie Ensign. The three most important qualities a real estate agent can offer customers are Service-Service & Service - the very qualities that Cordell & Debbie are so expert at! 

Happy customers, 
Barrie & Maureen Lawrence

"Thank you for being so easy to work with. You are a true gentleman and you were always there for us. We are pleased to recommend you to anyone we know thinking of buying or selling." 
Doug & May Woods

"Cordell Ensign was the most professional and courteous real estate agent I have ever had. Hard working and a credit to the industry. He couldn't have been better." 

Doug Farthing

We would like to express our sincerest thanks for selling our home in Cobble Hill. You were always professional and honest with us and provided helpful advice. After we moved to Edmonton we were particularly reassured by the fact that you looked after our interests by making periodic visits to our vacant home. We knew we could count on you to sell our home with your friendly no-pressure sales manner. You've certainly earned the title "The Gentleman Realtor" 

Lyn & Paul Mishak

"My name is Ross Waldron and I am the father of Lyn Mishak. I closely followed your efforts to sell my daughter's house. I was impressed with all the time, effort and money put into this real estate transaction by your self. When the house finally sold your shared your reduced commission with the other sales person. No doubt you probably lost money on this sale. In a world filled with self-serving individuals it's comforting to know that someone out there, a total stranger would make the effort to assist these young people. There is no doubt that you have fully earned your moniker as " the Gentleman Realtor" 
Father of the seller."

"Thank you kindly for all your help in the sale of my home. Your services and efficiency were deeply appreciated and the quick sale has made it possible to enjoy my new home." 

Loree Barnaby

"When we sold our family home, ten years of family memories it might have been like many other sales except for one thing... Cordell & Debbie Ensign & RE/MAX made it a less stressful affair for us because of their personal level of communication, professionalism & integrity. You took the time to listen to Cindy and I before offering your seasoned advice." 

John & Cindy Mountain

"Cordell Ensign is truly a "Gentleman Realtor" he is very kind & had my best interests at heart. I have had dealings with other Realtors in the past 15 years and I definitely feel Cordell is the most professional & decent Realtor in the Cowichan Valley."

Shelly Kohse

Cordell's strongest assets are: years of experience and genuine concern. He has literally been involved in every facet of the real estate business from development, new home sales to owning his own real estate company. You can't buy that kind of experience. Cordell truly cares about his client's, consistently improving himself and keeping his clients best interests at heart. He lives up to his reputation as "The Gentleman Realtor". 

Miles Godlington owner of RE/MAX Lethbridge Alberta

"Cordell worked fast and quietly which took away our stress, he was always there for questions & assistance then he kindly telephoned us before our move just to see if we were alright- Thank you, it was appreciated." 

Mr.& Mrs. Beryl Van Gotham.

"Thank you for making our move to Alberta a seamless one. We appreciated the monthly written activity reports and the many updating phone calls, we felt we always knew what was happening and the progress being made. We were delightfully surprised how quickly it was sold in a time sales were down. It was a pleasure having you as our Realtor." 

Gordon & Marion Berry

"We would like to say how very much we appreciated the excellent service, which you provided us as our Realtor during the sale of our home. All our wishes were carried out promptly and professionally and when the sale was made in18 days, it says it all!" 

Mavis & Peter Hayward.

Thank you Cordell Ensign of RE/MAX for your help in making our dreams come true. Your professionalism in selling our home so quickly and guidance in our new purchase made the whole process seem so simple. You truly are "The Gentleman Realtor" 

Barb & Kevin Olender

"A very big "Thank you" for all you have done for us. Thanks for always being kind, caring and helpful!" 

Your friends, 
Top & Shirley Huumonen

"We have both been impressed with you, right from the first time we met you at an open house several months ago. We really appreciated the low-key, friendly, courteous and professional manner that is your style. Needless to say we were extremely happy when our old home sold and we found and bought our new one all in less than three weeks!" 

Doug & Suzanne Perkins

"I want to thank you and Debbie for your very thoughtful & understanding treatment when I finally decided to sell my home. It was a bit hard to cut all my ties, but you both made a difficult time a lot easier & I am grateful." 

Mabel Maxwell

"How does one measure satisfaction with the choice of your Realtor? (1.) the sale of the property. (2.) the attention to the mundane details of that sale. (3.) the presentation to the potential buyers through advertising and your efforts to keep us informed and up to date. (4.) the most important measure: the personal attributes of the listing agent, his marketing skills, sincerity and honesty in pursuit of success. We have found you to meet all these criteria in your quiet competent manner devoid of pressure. Thank you." 

Claudia & Maurice Power

"You "DID IT" you sold our small farm and found us this beautiful ocean view home, it's gorgeous. We are very satisfied with your excellent handling of all the details and thoughtful follow up. Thank you, you really live up to your very high standards." 

Beulah & Jim Myers

"A note of appreciation for the never-ending effort on your part to sell our home. You were always encouraging and made certain we were aware of each showing and the comment thereof. We so much appreciated the weekly contact to keep us informed. We have sold a number of properties over the years but never had the personal contact you demonstrated from our previous Realtors. I can assure you that should we be in the market again we will seek you out to represent us." 

Pat & Ann Little

"After being on the market off & on for 2 years we were hesitant to put our home on the market again. But Cordell you put our minds at peace by telling us about your plan to have this home sold in the shortest possible time. Two weeks after your wrote up the listing we had a SOLD sign in the front yard. Thanks again." 

Mark & Johanna

"It's not an easy matter to sell the family home after 31 years and to find another as a suitable replacement. This we did with the benefit of Cordell's diligence and expertise. We got to know Cordell well during this five-month period and at the end he almost seemed to be a member of the family. He is accommodating, totally trustworthy and demonstrated his willingness to provide 24hr service when he left his bed at midnight to assist homeowners locked out of their house. At no time did Cordell use pressure tactics or show impatience and was optimistic and supportive when the market seemed down. Should you ever be in need of a Realtor I would certainly call Cordell first, and recommend others to do likewise." 

Hilda & Dick Rodman

"I wish to express my appreciation for the wonderful assistance you provided which led to the successful purchase of our home after on delightfully short day! You were extremely courteous, efficient and knowledgeable. We were made to feel very comfortable and felt assured that you were sensitive to our need and financial limitations. We would highly recommend your expert services to all new comers." 

Helen N. Clarke & David Jakens

"When praise is due: After interviewing several Realtors we chose Cordell. His previous knowledge, his calmness, sincerity and honesty gave us the feeling that all of us would be working together as a unit. When our property sold, completion was done diligently and professionally. This held true all the way through. Cordell is definitely the "Gentleman Realtor". He has a very special touch with the little extras he does. We cannot praise him enough and we feel we have a new friend in Cordell." 

Ron & Linda Cox

"During several months of house hunting for my first home you never tried anything less than honorable tactics. I was quite impressed with your organized professional manner. Even when things got a little stressed, you continued your calm, easy going clear headed style showing you truly are "The Gentleman Realtor" With your no pressure attitude you made me feel very important to you. I enjoyed the house hunting period with you as my Realtor. Thanks again for your help." 

Ted Meyer

"When I realized how careful and thorough you were it took a load off my mind. I was kept fully informed of each move you made presenting my property and I really appreciated that. The feeling was in my mind constantly that I had a friend on my side. One who looked after my affairs efficiently, quietly and shared my desire to be fair." 

Cyril L. Batten

"Thanksgiving seem a very appropriate time to say thanks for all your help. I am sure if it were not for your hard work and good relations and respect of the other Realtors we wouldn't be where we are today. Twice you sold homes for us in what was considered a flat market, it must have been exhausting in your attempts to please us, with so many other clients' needs to meet, you made us feel like we were the only one. Your consistent feed back from showings, the good & the bad we really appreciated your honesty. We give thanks this thanksgiving for dreams that turned reality, we think of you and how you helped make it possible." 

Garth & Susan Taylor

"Cordell Ensign has displayed honesty, zeal and integrity in all his dealings - traits that certainly back up his personal motto as "The Gentleman Realtor" Cordell is a most personable individual and certainly my first choice as a Realtor when I need one. Given my experience, I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone." 

Al Biernaskie, Manager TD Bank
Lethbridge Alberta.

"I've known Cordell Ensign for the past 15 years both professionally and personally and have no hesitation in recommending him for any position of trust. Cordell is a man of sound integrity and high ideals and he possesses many outstanding characteristics, which are highly prized in today's business world. In his chosen profession, he has always conducted himself in a highly professional manner, always putting the interests of his clients above his own. He has maintained an excellent relationship with his colleagues over the years and is well respected in the industry. He is truly a "Gentleman Realtor" and will be sorely missed in Lethbridge." 

Marilyn Baxter-Brown,
Executive officer for the Lethbridge Real Estate Board.