The following testimonials were written by just some of our happy sellers and buyers. They have all been kind enough to give us permission to show you their correspondence. Their letters and words are very gratifying. It seems that our down-to-earth and honest approach has earned us many friends - we think that's fantastic!

Susan & Chris

Working from a distance, it was very important to choose a realtor with extensive knowledge of the area and in particular waterfront homes on the island.  Shelly is a very easy person to get along with and is not a pushy salesperson while doing a viewing.  She let us spend as long as we wanted in each house and answered our endless questions with patience and humour.  She has given great guidance and support throughout the offer period and negotiated professionally to get us a very favourable outcome.  We have no hesitation in recommending her services and company.

Ken and Monica

From the moment we contacted you and Ellen regarding the sale of our property we were impressed with how quickly and efficiently matters progressed. Your hard work, positive attitude and local knowledge helped us get through some unexpected hurdles and the property was sold very quickly. We felt confident throughout the negotiations that we were being kept up to date and that our interests were being well looked after.

Many thanks,

AJ (Allan Johnson)

Dear Shelly and Ellen
You were right when you said it would take a few months to sell our house. I found your experience and expertise were the main contributors to having a great outcome with the sale of our house. I, personally am delighted that you two were on our side during the whole process and you said so from day one. You both were very compassionate, understanding and a delight to work with. I don't know if I can thank you enough for your great service. I was amazed how well you two worked so well as a team. I'm sure that other home seller (and buyers) have mentioned this to you before.... but in case they haven't... great team work. Your customer service is top notch.
Now that I know this process is done (thanks to you) with no complications, I can breath a sigh of relief. 
I'm sure you will continue providing your customers with such great service. I hope your business ventures continue on the successful road.

With appreciation and respect, I thank you

Barb Victor

Hi Shelly,
I do appreciate your level of service, particularly since I am so far removed geographically from your office. Your communication with me to keep me informed on the status of various activities with my parents property has been excellent and your professional advice regarding potential offers has enabled me to make the best decisions to reach my ultimate goal of selling and obtaining the best fair price for them.

Peter Kedge

From the outset, Ellen has been a delight to work with - leading the process but always working collaboratively and in total sync with our needs, thinking, and requirements.

One is always aware that Ellen's priority really is a satisfactory outcome for her clients.
At each step Ellen has engaged my wife and I in brainstorm and strategy discussions which ensures we always feel in control and comfortable with the agreed direction.
From our experience we highly recommend Ellen as a total professional of high integrity focussed on client satisfaction

Chris and Ivee

Shelly came to our first meeting enthusiastic and well prepared, and every interaction we had with her after that was the same. She was very knowledgeable about the real estate market in our small town, proposed a strategic and efficient marketing campaign, and brought us an over asking offer within ten days. We are grateful to Shelly for guiding us through every step of the process. She made it easy to sell our home, and she was a pleasure to work with.
We appreciate you, always.

Donald and Beth Outerbridge

We met Ellen Bergerud while we were enjoying a vacation on Vancouver Island. We had been contemplating purchasing some property in or around Sooke and we were told she was the real estate expert in Sooke. Within 48 hours Ellen contacted us to view a property and the rest is history. Thanks to Ellen, and her partner Shelly Davis, we are now proud owners of a property in Sooke.

Barb Soley and TJ Schouten

Hello Shelly,
TJ and I wanted to tell you how much we value your patience, high degree of professionalism, and your knowledgable handling of our real estate purchase. Your local expertise on the area was excellent, and we were always impressed with your understanding of building, construction, and a wide variety of other related topics. It was refreshing to deal with someone who worked with us in a way that we felt reflected honesty and integrity. We would recommend you with no hesitation to anyone looking for a quality realtor.
Warm regards

Dorothy Hirsch

I was impressed with Ellen's sincere attitude that her clients not just find a house, but a home. She is the real deal. Intelligent, knows her stuff, and gives you 110%. Ethical. This is why she is a top producer. Enough said !!!!!

Colin and Erin

Shelly did a great job selling our home. She was professional, well prepared, and friendly. Shelly kept us informed during the selling process. We really felt like we had someone working hard for us and in the end it paid off with a quick sale. Thanks again Shelly...

J. A. Hamilton

You really are the best real estate agent I've ever met, and I've bought and sold a lot of homes and properties. You paid attention to detail and you consistently kept things on track, and you did so in a professional and friendly manner. I never felt I had to worry that something was missed, because you caught it all! I would recommend you to anyone needing a professional realtor. Thank you ever so much.

Christy H and Family

Hi Shelly, just wanted to say thank you. We really love the home! By getting us in to see the home quickly and completing the deal fast we were able to make it happen in this crazy market. Us having a deadline to port our mortgage added to the complication of everything. Really appreciate the prompt updates on the progress of the sale and in getting us in early!

Jean and George

Victoria was where we wanted to land, and Ellen made it happen. We trusted her with the whole process and she was exceptional from beginning to end. Thank you, Ellen. You are our forever realtor!

Ty Daniels

Shelly; I wanted to take the time to thank you for all the work you did in helping me and my family buy a new home in Sooke, BC last month. What impressed me most was that you had taken the time to meet with us so many times, and kept in regular contact for the six months it took for us to sell our home, then fly down to begin looking at homes. By the time we were actually ready to buy a home, you know EXACTLY the type of home we were looking for, what our needs were, and our affordability.

When we arrived, after flying down from the Yukon, it was a seamless process. You had a list of homes for us to look at, booked with convenient appointments, and provided us with everything we needed to make an informed decision. I am happy to say that the day ended (a long one for you), we had purchased a house that our family will be happy in for many years to come.
I would not hesitate to recommend you to any prospective clients, thanks for going above and beyond for us.
Thanks again, and great work!

John and Helene Harrison

Ellen is our real estate agent for the sale of our home, and the purchase of another. We find Ellen to be extremely honest, hard-working, caring and tremendously helpful, and will drop everything to address any urgent situations. Ellen's extensive training and experience are evident in her professionalism, attention to detail, and knowledge of contract and similar real estate matters. Ellen's contacts are widespread, and she is highly regarded by the greater Sooke community. We highly recommend Ellen and it's been a pleasure having her as our real estate agent.

Neal and Diane Lithwick

We wanted to send you a note to express our appreciation for all your advice and expertise in assisting us in the sale of our home. Your sales presentation was professional. Loved your staging ideas. Most importantly your followup communication was exactly what we needed to properly respond to the offers. We don’t think the process would have been as successful and painless without your services. Thank you!


I feel extremely fortunate that you were recommended to me to help with the search for a suitable home. Not only did you help and advise me in this task, you also found the perfect home which fulfilled all my requirements as to size, costs, quiet street and neighborhood! Your assistance and advise was conducted in a warm and friendly manner with no 'push'. I felt my search was in very good hands and am so very grateful and pleased with the result. Thank you again! I'm certainly going to recommend you to anyone requiring the services of an excellent realtor!

FT and MU

Thank you very much, Shelly. Selling our house was such a smooth event, it hardly impacted our work and daily life. We appreciated being kept in the loop throughout and that you were available to quickly answer our questions at every stage of the process. We were also impressed that you knew of an interested buyer straight away. It was over so fast!…….

Gerald L.

We thank you very much for everthing you did for us. It is our small paradise here in Sooke!

Alysha and Shane

Shelly was amazing! We were first time home buyers and she made what could have been a very stressful process smooth, fun, and straight forward. She was knowledgeable, helpful, and communicative. Thanks Shelly!

Karen, Geoff, Lorelie and Holly

Thank you so much for taking the time to help us find our perfect home and answering all our questions. We love the neighborhood and Sooke is really starting to feel like home.


Shelly Davis is the best realtor you will ever have. She is a professional who definitely knows her business. She works hard for you and always has your best interest in mind. I could not have gone through my purchase without her. I could always rely on her for direction and advice. Shelly is not only the best realtor but a genuine trustworthy person with a great sense of humor which in my case you needed one.
Thanks again for everything!


I want to thank you for all you did for me as my real estate agent. You really touched my heart. You are a very special person and I'm glad you came into my life. I hope life is treating you well, you deserve it!

Donna and Dave Perman

We are writing this testimonial in appreciation for Shelly Davis’ assistance with the successful sale of our home. Shelly is a professional, knowledgeable real estate agent who was considerate of our needs, and who persevered with us in a slow market keeping us continually updated with current information. She was able to secure several house showings with serious buyers, and received good quality feedback.
Thank you for your hard work, dedication and guidance through the negotiations. We particularly appreciated the convenience of e-signing documents while we were travelling. We are pleased to recommend you without hesitation, and sincerely wish you all the success in the future. Thank you……Donna and Dave Perman, East Sooke, BC

Sarah, Rick, Rebecca and Tessa

We have had a couple of weeks to appreciate how great our house and property is. It is fun exploring and falling in love with this place. Thank you for all your help and hard work in finding it, and completing the sale so quickly.

Gabby and Gary

Shelly, we would like to thank you for all your patience and work that we put you through. You are an amazing agent and we’d certainly would recommend you to our friends and family for another sale. You showed us how to sign on line, not without patience I’m sure. Showing us the condo over and over again and so much more. Going to court for the other sale. Those are all things that we were grateful for. You are the most patient and sincere person. So, again, we thank you and hope to connect again at some point.


It is hard to know where to start...but what an ending! Thank you for your tireless energy, support and hard work. I'm so grateful for you!

Sheila and Cliff

Thank you so much Shelly. You are so great @ what you do…Such a pleasure to deal with. Ever so grateful.

L&M Oram

Just a short note to say thanks so much for everything you've done. We felt so special arriving at our new home... You are a generous soul and a beautiful spirit in our lives. Thank you for taking the time.

Siri and John

Shelly was our realtor for our very first home purchase. We chose her after speaking to quite a few realtors both in Alberta and B.C. because she was recommended to us through friends. Throughout our entire house hunt, she was quick to get in touch with us and set up appointments, professional while showing homes and communicating, and incredibly thoughtful, friendly and knowledgeable in her craft. She has the powerful quality of listening while also asking intelligent questions to thoroughly understand what it was we were looking for. She paid very close attention to what we said we wanted, and suggested things to us that we’d not even thought about that broadened and expanded our search. This allowed us to really see what home was going to suit our needs the best. We so enjoyed her professionalism and her kind, honest and warm way of doing business. We found a wonderful home that we wouldn’t have even looked at without her help!
We would recommend her to ANYONE buying a home on the Island!  Thank you Shelly!

B & B Smith

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to you for all the help you’ve given us through three real estate transactions over the past 10 months. You have consistently gone far beyond your basic obligations to a client and have done so with unfailing professionalism, patience and good humour. We would happily recommend that anyone considering buying or selling property contact you first. They’ll never find a more efficient, knowledgeable or personable realtor!

A and E Brown

Shelly has been forthright, honest, ethical and utterly above reproach. Her patience, understanding and hard work make her a shining example to all realtors. Indeed if every realtor were like Shelly Davis, the real estate board would never have any complaints to adjudicate.

J.S. Bateman

I wanted to take the time to thank you for being patient, and understanding. Thank you for getting to know me, and showing me a spot you knew I’d be comfortable with. You most definitely will have my referrals to anyone in need of your service, and they will be with the highest of compliments. Thank you once again Shelly, for all your excellent work.

S. Malet de Carteret

You were very helpful & organized, providing us with the necessary information, making useful suggestions & answering our questions. You even phoned us with information about carpeting after the sale completed. We would certainly recommend you to anyone we know who is looking for a home or wanting to sell theirs.

Shelly Davis & Ellen Bergerud



Ellen: 250.818.6441
Shelly: 778.352.3535
Office: 250.479.3333

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