Burns and Ellis - Delawares Premier Real Estate Agency

Welcome to the Testimonial page for Burns & Ellis REALTORS®. Here, you will find numerous testimonials from our highly satisfied clients who have experienced the exceptional real estate services we provide. We take immense pride in helping our clients navigate through the buying, selling, and renting processes with ease and expertise. Whether you are a first-time home buyer, a seasoned investor, or looking to sell your property, our dedicated team of professionals is here to ensure your real estate journey is smooth and successful. Don't just take our word for it, read through the testimonials to see why Burns & Ellis REALTORS® is the trusted choice for all your Delaware real estate needs!

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Edna, 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.
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.
Edna, 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!
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.
Becky, 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.
Edna, 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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
Shalini, 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!"
I am forever thankful for Maggie! From the moment we met her I knew she knew exactly what she was doing and that she was a great fit for our family. Our former house sold in just 6 days and with her help we were able to find our new home within a few weeks. She was persistent, flexible and always so pleasant. Our forever home is perfect! Thank you Maggie, I will be sending you a house warming invite!! :-)
Becky Curry was such a delight to work with. I trusted that her advise and insights were genuine and in my best interest. Her service was fast and effective. I was concerned because I was living in California when the house was put up for sale, but I don’t think I could have found a better agent. Becky kept me well informed of every action during the selling and closing procedures, and she always had time to answer my many questions. Becky is efficient, knowledgeable, friendly and best of all… she gets the job DONE! She had the property sold in less than two months! I highly recommend her and would give her more than 5 STARS if I could!
Dear Becky, Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your professionalism, patience, and expertise in the sale of my house. You made me feel like I was the only client you had. You took care of all my questions and helped me with any problems that came up. Thanks for all that you did.
Tom and Terry, Janella and I would like to thank both of you for all that you have done for us during the past six months. It was time for us to sell three of our properties and your help in doing that was invaluable. At times the process was very painful for us, but you were always there to answer our questions, keep us informed and talk us through the process. We are very grateful that you have represented us. If we ever sell again, you will be our first call. We hope that you and your family have a very happy and healthy holiday season!
Terry & Tom, Thank you so very much for helping us sell our home!! You both gave us the best knowledge of the market and helpful advice and feedback. We are so grateful to you!!
Dear Becky, I want to thank you for all you have done for me. I lost my husband on Nov 4, 2015. Then on Feb 11 I fell in my garage and broke my hip. All this happened while I was having you sell my home in the orchard in Camden de. I can’t thank you enough for all you did to help me. While I went to rehab in pa to be near my daughter, you completely took charge for me. The time, energy, and kindness you showed me will never be forgotten. You were there in the hospital several times checking on me, calling people for me that needed to be informed. You arranged for someone to clean my home when I asked you for your help. You even were there when the packers were there you oversaw it all as I was unable to be there. Finally, you helped me find a moving company the movers were respectful and handled my belongings with care. On the day of settlement, as I was unable to be there, you kept me informed by phone and computer.