Heidi Lutman was our relator and she was absolutely amazing. She was very knowledgeable and so much fun to work with. My husband and I were first time home buyers and we came from California. We didn’t know much about basements etc. she really helped educate and guide us every step of the way. She was available when we had questions. Provided us with a great selection of houses when we started looking. She helped us find the perfect home. I would definitely recommend Heidi and Burns & Ellis Relators.
Jessica Randel
Edna was a fantastic agent for buying our current home. After viewing a couple of properties with her, she quickly learned what our taste was. When our current home became available, she reached out because she thought we would love it and she was right! It was a perfect home for us and we were so grateful to have a realtor that had our best interests at heart in this way. She made the process of buying the home super simple and answered any and all questions we had. We are so happy in our new home thanks to Edna.
Emily Green
We were extremely fortunate to have found Shalini Sawhney to represent us for the sale of our home. From the inception of the activity, Shalini presented herself as a confident and competent professional. Her familiarity of the market and her ability as a professional realtor allowed us to move through the sales process with confidence and without issue. What we were most impressed by though, was her ability to work with all the players needed to complete the sale. This women was just plain incredible and anyone seeking to have a rock star for an agent would be find Shalini meets all criteria. If you want the best, you need to go to Burns & Ellis and asked for Shalini Sawhney. You will not be disappointed.
Dana Bouley
From the day Terry Burns was recommended to me, I felt comfortable and confident she would guide me through the process of showing and selling my home. Her experience precedes her, however, it was her patience and genuine concern for my needs and not the "sale" of my home that made my experience exceptional. Terry was at my side -always available, making me feel I was her only client. My home sold in less than two weeks! I'm grateful for Burns & Ellis, Terry & Tom for their professional & personal teamwork.
Marilyn McFarlin
Shalini was referred to us by a group of friends who knew her and her work well.

Shalini is an excellent realtor and we recommend her highly.
Shalini is professional, very knowledgeable about her business, pleasant, and takes care of you as if you are her only client.

We were selling the house we loved and where our 2-year-old son grew up and it was very personal.
Shalini came home, walked around, and sat with me for a long time to explain what she thought the house could sell for and why. Because of that, we felt more confident about the list price of our home.
Shalini told us that the house needed to be in show-ready condition by a certain date so that her professional photographer could take marketing photos.
Just prior to formally listing the house, Shalini brought over a basket with shoe covers and pamphlets about the house that potential buyers could take home with them.
Everything Shalini did to help us prepare to sell the house was done on time, very professionally and Shalini met our expectations and more.
The house got many offers in a short period of time and Shalini helped guide us on how to proceed with multiple offers.
When minor repairs needed to be made, Shalini knew who to call to get the jobs done ASAP. The quality of the work was also fantastic.

We will always call Shalini in the future if we needed to buy or sell a home. There’s no other option in our minds.
Nira and Nagendra Madisi
Shalini is an expert in getting your house sold! She advised us on getting our home ready to go on the market, came back a week later to take pictures. She knows how to set a home up for success. We had an offer on day one, and sold in two days! Our expectations were blown away!

When it came to buying our new home, we had quite a few hurdles to get through that were completely out of our control; Shalini was by our side through it all. You could tell she had our best interests at heart.
Angela Lafferty
I first met Edna on a Saturday night around 7:00 PM after she dropped everything she was doing to show us a house unexpectedly before we began our two-hour drive home. She was very knowledgeable about the Kent County area and offered some useful information and recommendations about the specific housing development we were leaning towards. Throughout the purchasing process of our house, she remained by our side and was very responsive to all our questions and concerns. She attended our meetings promptly and the closing went off without a hitch. I would highly recommend Edna Givens as your Realtor if you are seeking to purchase a property in and around the Dover, Delaware area.
Cindy Stephano
Edna is professional from start to finish. Understood our needs and what we were looking for. Very knowledgeable about the area market. Helped us navigate through the process with ease and confidence. Being from out of state and dealing with the current health concerns Edna made sure to stay in touch and keep us informed. She is more than just an agent. She has a genuine concern for clients and an in-depth working knowledge of the market. Can’t begin to express our appreciation for all she did for us.
Valerie and Joe Caputa
I am writing this in support of Edna Givens who did a marvelous job selling my home this past week. She was very professional and handled all aspects of the sale for me. I will certainly give her name to anyone I know buying or selling a home in the future.
Paul Fedalen, MD
Dearest Edna...
Sending you a basket full of "Thank You's" for all the work and effort put into selling my home. I truly appreciate all the extra's you dealt with getting everything in order. I miss our little talk sessions at the kitchen table. May God always be good to you and stay well.
It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Edna and I cannot say enough good things about her. She is fantastic in every aspect of selling or buying a property and is the true definition of going above and beyond. She possesses an exorbitant amount of knowledge in her field and will literally move heaven and earth to ensure things keep going smoothly. In addition to excelling professionally, she is also a wonderful person with a hilarious personality so you will most likely come away thinking of her as a part of the family and not just your agent. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Rodd Rambo
Working with Edna Givens to sell our duplex in Dover was a seamless, smooth and very speedy process. Even though there was a global pandemic that was continuing to spread around the world and even little old Delaware, Edna made sure the process was as simple as it could be. We were able to sign every document (with the exception of those that needed to be notarized) online. Photos were taken quickly, and Edna provided us with valuable advice about improvements we were making to the property. We had actually feared that our asking price was going to be too high in these turbulent times, but Edna was confident that the property looked good enough to warrant the asking price. Edna was, of course, correct. It went on the market on a Friday afternoon. We had 4 showings on Saturday and an offer (that we accepted) by Saturday evening. We settled 4.5 weeks later, and Edna hand delivered our check.
We would like to offer our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to Edna for her exemplary work. Kudos Edna! We would highly recommend Edna Givens for any real estate needs you may have.
Angela and Robert Valeski
Peter Shade was the realtor we used in the recent sale of our fathers home. I can't say enough good things about Peter. He was awesome to work with. No matter when we needed him, he was there. He always had an answer for us in a very short amount of time. He was efficient and proficient in every situation. We were so happy that you recommended Peter to us. The house sold in two days and we were elated. Thank you for the greatest experience a home owner could ever hope for.
Linn McFarland
I want to take this time to say thank you so much for the years of service you have given me and Darren to reach our future goals of purchasing a brand new home. We were first introduced by a mutual friend and businessman whom I will never be able to repay for connecting us from the beginning. More than 15 years ago we met when there was an interest in selling my old home. We met and you came in to show me and my husband what needed to be done to prepare for selling. From that point, time went on and your recommendations were followed to help make the home sale successful.

You came back to go on the venture with us in the entire home selling process and it did happen just as you told us all along. You said you could sell our home pretty quickly and that is what happened. Although times got a little rough (on the buyers' end), you put up with our frustrations and heard our needs and walked us through the steps patiently and caring. We made it through the selling of the old home and then you went another step further.

During the time my husband and I transitioned to temporary housing why waiting to make a final decision on something we wanted, you assisted with helping us find our new home. I never thought it would have been possible but we got what we wanted. A brand new home that no one has ever lived in and had the opportunity to choose what we wanted and the things in it. I am so grateful to have you share in our family home search and you made it all possible.

Thank you again, Edna, for your time, patience, and care to help this family get back to some stability in our own home. You blessed us tremendously in more ways than you know and you are appreciated. I wish you the best of luck continuously in your real estate services to families and you will never be forgotten. Many blessings upon you, your family, and the people you help in the days to come.
Maria and Darren Griffin
We were introduced to Edna by my son and daughter-in-law who were looking for a house. We weren’t looking, but she showed them a house that they thought would really interest us. It was Saturday of Labor Day weekend when we reached out to Edna. She arranged for a showing the next day. My wife immediately fell in love with it (and I really liked the big garage) so we started the procedure to buy it. We then needed to sell our house so Edna went to work again. Within three weeks thanks to Edna’s skill and expertise we had bought and sold. In the process we became very good friends. It was very refreshing to find someone who was both personable and openly friendly. She is also an amazing go-getter. If you want to buy or sell a house, you need Edna Givens.
Rod and Sandy Rambo
Just a note to let you know how pleased we are with the sale of our home.
We truly loved that place and it was a hard decision to put it on the market. But retirement to Lewes was in the cards.

We were very comfortable working with you. You seemed to understand our needs and advised us well. You made the whole process very easy. And your sense of humor helped when the first agreement fell through. It was only a few days later that we received a very reasonable cash offer. We are grateful that you were able to negotiate that!

Thank you for letting us know that the new buyers are happy with their purchase. We do miss that house, but with all of the virus stuff going on, being down here in Lewes is a good thing!

We won't be needing your services anytime in the near future, but we will recommend you highly in the event any of our friends are in need of a realtor!

Missing your daily emails and texts!!!
Stay well and safe!
Veronica and Jill
I worked with Heidi Lutman to buy a home and she was amazing. Heidi was always quick to respond, available to meet me anytime and an expert negotiator. I’ve bought and sold homes before with other realtors and Heidi is one of the best.
Kim Legans

Thanks for all the hard work and a quick and successful settlement. If ever the occasion comes up we will highly recommend your services. You were truly a pleasure to work with.
Mark Mott-Lynn

You're a tough person to be able to commend. I really wanted to thank you for your whirlwind work in getting our house sold so fast. On the 8th day of listing, our true agent gave us a gift...an offer that needed to be materialized within the month! Four weeks, rushing around and Closing!!! Yes it sounds like another Christmas song. Like our friends, etc, we were initially wondering how long it would take to get an offer, especially with the holiday season coming on. You told us to have hope as people move all the time! Sure they do! Our home was bought by a nice couple, returning home to US!

Thank you very much Edna, for helping us sell our home and wish us bye on our merry way to Florida. Thanks to you, we're now enjoying the warm 70's when Delaware is shivering with cold...You helped us make our dream come true.

We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and hope we stay in touch!
Joy D'Souza
Dear Edna,

I want to thank you so much for the help you provided in selling the homes of my aunt and my grandmother. With their unfortunate passing within a week of each other, my mother and I were assigned to handle their estates. As anybody knows, this can be very challenging and emotional when dealing with family paperwork and selling the family home.

Within two weeks of each home being placed on the market we had pending contracts. To help simplify the paperwork and the settlement process for all the heirs, you allowed them to sign all the legal documents beforehand, so they were not required to be present at settlement. This saved a lot of time and scheduling trying to get all of them available for one date/time.

Your professionalism and efficiency in both listings helped my mother and I tremendously and I would highly recommend you to anyone!

Thank you so much!
Rebecca and Sue
Dear Shalini,

I guess you might have thoughts about our relationship in this sale especially in light of my peculiar personality and business style but it is what it is and for me it works. As you are aware I spent at least 35 years in real estate as a broker and have been associated with many different associates during that time and I was cognizant of the good and bad way to represent real estate and prospective clients. I felt that it was necessary for me to know and like who was going to sell my property. I called and used my computer to ascertain the four best RE companies in my market area and then found the best associates at those companies by using the same sources that I previously used. Once I accomplished this I made calls and then made calls to the associates. I then invited the four companies to come to our home and then do their homework and return with their marketing proposal for our home. Frankly I was impressed by some and not so by others but everyone gets to the bottom line using their own technique so I did not totally discount someone on my personal bias or opinions.

In your case I was immediately impressed with your appearance as well as your personality and style. You alerted me to your successes with out making the interview an opportunity to "brag" and show-off your sales history. You showed interest in our situation and life story and appeared cognizant of the quality of the surroundings. When you told me what you were going to do for us, I felt that you were accustomed to commit and carry out what you promised as your personal life required that commitment. Frankly, as we both experienced, there are many Realtors that talk commitment and promise much but do not follow through with action. These people rely on others to do their job, or the Company reputation or attempt to create a success story using their track record. Clients might be impressed with prior history but they really want to know what you will will do for them now. Further, I do recall that you told me that you were a newcomer to the business but you were learning and succeeding. Many Realtors create such a dramatic history that they often find it hard to live up to that history.

You promised to accomplish the task of selling our home by using every means at your disposal and you did that. You promised that you would keep in contact with me at all times and you did that even when your calls to me or from me were not positive or happy news. You were always available immediately by telephone, e-mail or by personal appearance. Even though our sale was unique in its procedure you recognized that the procedure was working and you allowed it to happen without comment.

Shalini, I would not be dramatic or over the top in my wording by me telling you that I consider our sale to have been a perfect sale where you are concerned and never have I experienced a real estate transaction where the Realtor did everything and more than was required to finish the transaction. Hopefully you will continue your career with the humility, expertise and endurance in which you displayed with our home. If ever we can help you in any way we are here for the asking. You have been a pleasure to work with and we would recommend you to anyone lucky enough to meet you.
Bob Priscoe
Things went great! Peter Shade did a great job and we recommend him to any person that is looking for a Realtor to sell their home. We are pleased with the outcome. Also, we want to thank Mr. Burns because he is the one that suggested that we use Mr. Shade.
Sylvia and Tom Holt
Shalini and Maggie are terrific and huge assets to B&E. They did a superb job working with a sound but tired house. When I needed to speak with them, they were there. I'm sure we three will remain friends for a lifetime! Thank you!
Ken Reuter
Hooray for September 30! In addition to being some longtime friends’ birthdays, it is the day that, after 12 years, we are homeless (well, no mortgage, at least!). Heidi Lutman took such good care of us in selling our home, despite us being clear across the country. Thank you for braving the ups and downs with us!

She even hugged the new homeowner today, as I would have done, had I been there! Kellie Miller Mondo, there is a wonderful new gal in 3 East Darby who will complete the neighborhood just perfectly. The house will still and always be full of love!
Jason and Sharon Work

Hope your Friday is going as planned, and looking forward to a great weekend!

We had hands down the smoothest home selling experience, and for a newbie selling home for the first time, we totally lucked out having Shalini working alongside us. Shalini is positive, energetic and a consummate professional. She took the time to explain how the process works and set realistic expectation from the beginning. She is communicative, providing us meaningful updates and followups but was always very respectful of our wishes. We sold the house to someone that loves the house as much as we did, and the transaction couldn’t be easier. Thank you Shalini!

Thank you again Shalini, honestly I punch myself thinking just how easy you made this! You are a top agent in my mind!"
Mavis Ting
Bob and I would like to thank you for helping us sell our house. As a long time friend from “the old neighborhood”, you were our first and only choice of real estate agent when we needed to sell our house. We both agree that you, Tom and your team where a great choice.

Months before we put the house on the market, you walked us through the process of selling and preparing our house. Our initial meeting eased our worries.

Our house sold after only 8 days on the market. Not only is that amazing, it also proves you are very knowledgeable, professional and respected in our community.

Again, thank you and your team for making what can be a difficult process very easy.
Bob and Kathie Enright
Our association with Burns and Ellis Realty began 50 years ago, and we would never ever consider any other real estate company in the Dover/Kent County area. Terry and Tom know all and more there is to know about the Delaware Real Estate business. And, they make sure their agents are kept abreast of the most current changes, and are always available to assist their agents when necessary. When you contact them, they go the extra mile and represent you 100%.
Darlene and Carl Z.
Tom & Terry helped us sell our house in Dover in one of the toughest climates in the great housing crash. We had to do everything long distance from North Carolina. Thanks to their diligence and dedication our house sold and we were able to move on. We will never forget you both, thank you.
Amanda & David Jordan
Sandy C.,
Thank you for encouraging me to meet my dream of buying a beach house. I have a new lease on life and am so excited!
Could pretty much 'sum-up' Maggie with a single word...FANTASTIC!!! We were selling my deceased mother's home and Maggie told us which of many offers was the best and why. She also knew the market value of the property. She was always there for us. Knows her 'stuff' and has a great personality.