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!

I had a great experience working with Mr. Peter Shade from Burns & Ellis Realtors. I was very impressed with his professionalism, real estate knowledge, attention to details, and positive attitude. He responded to all my questions/issues immediately and provided advice and solutions. I felt confidence with his ability to sell my house. If you plan to sell your house, go and ask for Mr. Shade.
Shalini Sawhney was my realtor who did an awesome job marketing and selling my home. She was always available during the day, as well as in the evening and so easy to work with. If you are selling a home, Shalini is the realtor for you! She is very detailed and has wonderful suggestions and very professional. She deserves a five star PLUS.
Jenna made the home buying experience so easy and smooth. She made sure the listings we viewed met my needs and was so quick to coordinate financing, contractors, settlement issues, and answer any questions along the way. I am so glad to have worked with such a professional!
I have taken a long time to write this, but I would be remiss in not letting folks know how much Edna helped with a real estate transaction that I undertook in June of 2021. I was living in Virginia Beach with my finance but knew that we needed a home in Dover. We were preparing to build a home, but the contractor had just told us that it would be insane to move ahead given the prices and supply chain issues he was facing. On a Saturday morning, I was out doing errands and Nancy called to say that she had found a home on-line and that I needed to come home to sign a contract with a buyer's agent. Edna has been her friend since childhood, and she suggested we engage her as our buyer's agent. I drove home not sure about the house and less sure I needed a buyer's agent. I have to say that Edna did not disappoint. Contracts needed to be in by noon on Sunday and Edna facilitated getting the contract in on time. By 9 o'clock that evening we knew that out contract had been accepted, at not a great premium over the asking price. If you are in need of a real estate agent, you should definitely consider Edna!
27 years ago my husband and I built our first home with the help of Edna Givens. She found us the perfect location and builder. Now we have sold that home with the help of Edna Givens, finding us the perfect buyer who will get to make great memories in a wonderful home. Edna made the process of buying and selling so easy. It has been a pleasure to work with Edna and we will always trust her with our business.
We are unable to find the right words that would describe how grateful and thankful for all Maggie did for us. She is capable, resourceful, well educated, knowledgeable, helpful, and always available. We are very sorry about all the personal problems she had to deal with, on our behalf. We love Maggie Haass. We will be recommending her to all of our friends and neighbors in Delaware.
Pete Shade was great to work with for both of our listings and we look forward to working with him again!
From finding a house in this tight market to navigating all the way to closing, the Burns & Ellis team held my hand and made sure no distractions got in the way. I couldn't be happier with their ability to identify things I'd never see. Thank you for all of your help.
We had the pleasure of working with Shalini Sawhney in the sale of our home, as well as purchasing our new home. It was a challenging time in the market, however, Shalini seamlessly guided us through it and made what is usually a very stressful event very seamless. She gets things done immediately and offers great suggestions and solutions to keep the sale on track. She was always available for any questions and she patiently explained the process to us. We highly recommend her!
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We worked with Shalini Sawhney, she went above and beyond to help us find the perfect building lot on Silver Lake. She showed us several options and stayed in touch through multiple offers on different properties. We could not be more happy, she has been a tremendous resource for us and we would highly recommend her.
Edna Givens is an extremely experienced, hard-working, and dedicated professional who truly cares about her clients as people and a new friend and then works diligently to meet their individual real estate needs. Last summer, I found myself in the tough position of having to move my mother out of her long-time home and placing her into assisted living. From my very first contact with Edna, she immediately gained my trust and made the entire sales process easily understandable and near painless. From providing advice for needed repairs and prepping the home prior to placing on the market, to jointly discussing pricing and marketing strategies, all the way through the home showings, reviewing offers, and the final closing of the sale, Edna worked her magic and took the huge burden of selling Mom's home completely off my shoulders. Once the home went on the market, she conducted 6 showings on day one, which produced 4 separate offers, all over the asking price. What a huge relief for my family! Edna conducted all the required transactions in Dover while keeping me informed long distance at home in Colorado. On the actual closing day, I was flying to Europe for a long-planned trip with my son. My presence wasn't required because Edna had ensured all required paperwork was completed well in advance. For anyone needing to buy or sell a home, or just real estate advice, contact Edna Givens. In my recent experience, she's simply the best.
I would like to personally thank Jenna LaFermine for all of her help in selling my mother's house. From the day of our initial meeting, I found her to be very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. I felt comfortable with her, and I knew she was the agent that I wanted to work with. I mentioned Jenna's name to a good friend of mine and her reply was, "You're in good hands." This confirmation from my friend just solidified my decision. Jenna made contact with me regularly and kept me up to date on the progress. Even if there was nothing to report, she kept me posted on the upcoming steps in the sales process. She was never too busy to take my calls and always had the answers to my questions and could solve my problems. She was superb in making recommendations for any work that needed to be done. I can't say enough about Jenna, and I would definitely use her again. If you are looking to purchase or sell a home, and you want as stress free of a process as possible, call Jenna LaFermine. You will not be disappointed.
I am writing to thank Edna Givens for her time and energy regarding the recent sale of my brother’s home. My brother’s property and home were less than desirable, and had many problems, ranging from electrical to structural issues. As home and electrical issues were discovered, Edna's professionalism & amazing problem-solving skills were a true blessing to my brother Chip and myself as we dealt with Chip’s continuing health issues. Edna's knowledge and understanding of the issues at hand were such a comfort to us. She has my enduring thanks for her support and kindness during this trying ordeal. I highly endorse Edna Givens to any potential clients in our real estate market as a honest, knowledgeable Real Estate professional with the skill set, understanding and compassion to help clients through the sale or purchase of a home here in Kent County.
We were referred to Burns and Ellis from out of state through a colleague of mine who has extensive experience in real estate. Our agent, Jenna, was involved and almost always available (at some pretty extreme hours due to the nature of our schedule). When we made it out to Delaware to finally get into some homes, Jenna was waiting with over 10 houses to see on just day one and made herself extremely available in our 5 day trip to get into what felt like around 40 homes. If all the agents at Burns and Ellis show that much flexibility and commitment, you’re going to be in safe hands. They’re local, they know the area like locals and give you the inside track to knowing the area like a pro. HIGHLY recommend.
Maggie was absolutely fantastic! After a rocky start with another realtor, working with Maggie was a complete 180 and I was able to find and secure a home within 2 months of working with her! Something the other realtor I worked with couldn't do in 8+ months. Would definitely recommend her to anyone!
Amazing realtor option. Jenna LaFermine is very kind and helpful, especially since this is my first time buying a house. It was a very professional experience, along with all the necessary assistance that made the house buying process a lot easier.
I just sold my home in Dover, DE and had the pleasure to work with Jenna LaFermine. She kept on top of everything. Made everything easy and stress free.
Edna assisted my family and I in purchasing our home. Three years later, she assisted us in selling the same home. Edna did a fantastic job at getting it all done. She's very quick, efficient, and very professional. My family and I have been very satisfied with her work and I highly recommend Edna Givens. If you need someone to get the job done quickly and proficiently, she will definitely make this whole entire process a very pleasant one. Thank you so very much for your time, and care through it all, Edna!
Amazing! Amazing is the best word we could use to describe Jenna! From the moment we decided to use her as a realtor, she went ABOVE and BEYOND to help us find our home. Oddly enough we were blessed to have found and close on our home within a month. Jenna walked us through every step and was extremely supportive during this stressful time. I recommend anyone searching for their next home (or selling) to contact Jenna! She will do all in her power to help you achieve your goal. Thanks Jenna!
We had an AMAZING experience with Jenna. She is SO SWEET and found us our PERFECT HOME!!!! Thank YOU!
We worked with Shalini Sawhney at Burns & Ellis Realtors and she was awesome!! She worked with my fiance and I while I was deployed and helped us find the right house in this wildly changing market. She had the best customer service we could have asked for, was always responsive throughout the day, and most importantly was patient with us in our unique circumstance. Would highly recommend Shalini to anyone looking for property in the Delaware area no matter the circumstance or what type of home you're looking for. She'll take the time to get to know you to find the best fit for you!!
There aren't enough great things to say about our realtor, Shalini Sawhney. She was friendly, patient, welcoming, honest, and gave great advice during our home buying experience. She always made us feel like her only priority with quick responses and detailed information at a moments notice. She was especially helpful with our situation as a military family searching for property with the sole purchaser communicating from afar. We would definitely use Shalini again for buying or selling property!
I wanted to take the time to thank Shalini Sawhney on my house selling experience. She was more than a realtor; she became family. She had my best interest in making my dream come to fruition of moving back home to Virginia. I am a retired Senior Master Sergeant and after being gone since 1983, I decided to move back closer around family. This young lady made this stressful time so smooth for me and less of a headache. If any of my military family is selling or buying a house, please don’t hesitate to give her a call. In this period of time when professionalism and customer service has taken a back seat, she is in the forefront of exemplifying what it should be always. I promise you she will walk you through everything, every step of the way, chronologically up to date you go to closing. She is definitely a good wing person!!!!
Jenna LaFermine was an excellent realtor to work with. Her compassion, communication, and professionalism made my selling experience very positive! I would recommend Jenna to anyone in need of support navigating the buying/selling process.
Edna is such an awesome realtor. She worked with us even when we didn't step up to the plate. She gave us some good pointers to help our house sell. She is a go-getter and has such a friendly personality. She definitely is the one to sell our house. Thank you for all of your help!
I would like to thank Edna Givens for helping with the sale of my house. She kept me informed of all the dates and times needed; everything went easy. Thank you again. I would recommend her to anybody.
Maggie Haass! She is a ROCKSTAR! We spoke for the first time on a Saturday evening, saw a few homes on Monday, she called that night with a heads up on a home that was about to hit the market and we toured it on Tuesday and had an offer in by Tuesday night! We were thrown into the home buying market unexpectedly and Maggie was reassuring throughout the process. She is genuine, sincere, conscientious and kind. I really don't think you'll find anyone better! Thanks Maggie!
Just recently sold my house in Dover, DE with the assistance of Jenna LaFermine. She was amazing and incredible to work with! I lack a lot of knowledge in just housing/real estate stuff in general and I let her know that from the beginning. From there, she basically held my hand the whole way and took the time to openly communicate to me anything that was going on. Super appreciative of her and I'd recommend her to anyone!
We would publicly like to thank Burns and Ellis Realtors, and especially Shalini Sawhney for their expert and professional assistance in selling our home. We had a short notice job offer with a short time to sell. The first house viewings began on the first day of listing and received three offers far above asking price by the second day. Shalini kept the entire home sale process under control at all times and provided rare insights into preparing, listing, showing and completing the sale. Shalini went above and beyond, our expectations and masterfully attended to every detail. We would not have had such a successful home sale closing on our own, without her knowledgeable and dedicated guidance. Shalini is a superstar in the world of realty and we are grateful for everything she did for us.