Sylvia James

"I have known Sylvia since 2004 when she helped me purchase a 2nd home that I could use as rental property.

She again helped when I purchased another home in 2010. Then in 2014 I had to sell one and there was only one person I would have called. She was very helpful with that sale and I appreciated everything she did for me.

Now in 2016, I find I have to sell again and Sylvia once more was the only person I would have called.

Over the years, I have found Sylvia to be a very dedicated and honest real estate agent, and through all of our dealings, she has also become a very dear and true friend.

I wish her the best in health and happiness in the years to come as she continues with her job that she is dedicated to, and I know that she will be there for me when the time comes to sell my own home.

I have recommended Sylvia to some of my friends who are thinking about either selling, renting or buying a new home.

I hope they take advantage of Sylvia's wonderful attitude with regards to her real estate savoir faire. "

-Thank you so much Sylvia. You are the best!!! J.F


"This is written to express my appreciation for the way you managed the sale of my sister's house on Neptune St this month. This is our second house for sale that you have handled for our family and again we thank you for the personal attention and expertise you showed.

Throughout the process your many years of experience were very evident and I was confident that your good advice was something we could rely on. The presentation of offers was handled professionally and in an atmosphere of calm so that we were able to easily arrive at the place where we could accept the offer that best suited all of A's needs. My sister knew exactly what she was signing after you went over all paragraphs of the final agreement that was presented. We were exceptionally pleased with both the process and the outcome.

I have not hesitated to recommend your services and those of Royal LePage to others in the past and I would gladly do so in the future.

-With Sincere Appreciation, M.S

"December 7, 2016

Recently I made a decision to sell my home in York region and purchase a new home in the Kawartha region. This became a very daunting task until I was referred to the best real estate agent I could have asked for, Sylvia James of Royal LePage, Peterborough Ontario.

Sylvia, knowing I had a distance to travel to attend any showings, always arranged it so we could view a few properties that day in order to make my drive worthwhile and my time spent in a productive way. Once we saw a few homes Sylvia knew exactly what I was looking for and the budget I had to work with and that is exactly the type of home we would view.

Sylvia is very knowledgeable, did her homework with respect to each property, and guided me to see beyond the staging to the bare bones of each home such as the electrical, the roof, the furnace, the plumbing, water and sewer, water damage, windows, structural soundness, all the things necessary to guarantee my purchase with a sound investment, a home I would be happy in and as well with an eye to the future to ensure resale value.

Sylvia made herself available to me at all times, conducted herself in a very professional manner, and maintained a wonderful sense of humour throughout one of the most important and perhaps stressful decisions of a person's life. In the end, I bought the home of my dreams for a price that was well within my budget and I can't wait to move in and make it my own."

-C. Smith

"I highly recommend Sylvia James if you are looking for an agent to do the best possible job for you.
Sylvia is extremely knowledgeable, has years of experience, is professional, yet caring, all of which she put to good use developing a great strategy for selling our property. It went up for sale on one Thursday and had 6 offers by the next Thursday. Totally amazing! Sold in 1 week! & two weeks closing. With her expertise she also helped us choose the best offer to fit our needs. You really can't go wrong choosing Sylvia to represent you."

-Regards, J.H


"I wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for your friendly disposition, prompt responses to my many questions, and the quick sale of my home. 4 days....I never dreamed it would be taken care of so quickly. Thank you, thank you, thank you."

-Sincerely D.W


"Our daughter, as a very satisfied client, referred us to Sylvia some years ago, fortunately for us. Through her we have now sold two houses and bought one, we are moving out of the area at this time. We are totally happy and satisfied with her service and how easy, quickly, and comfortable she made it for us in just a few days our house sold over list price."

-Thank You Sylvia! B&D

"Dear Sylvia,

Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your help in selling my mother's house. She lived in that home for 67 years. It was a struggle to make the decision to sell but you made it easier. You guided us through the process with great professionalism. Thank you for your sensitivity to mom's feelings. She speaks very highly of you.

I would certainly recommend you to anyone needing to sell their home."

-Again, Thank You B.B

"Dear Sylvia,

I am writing this letter to express my complete satisfaction and gratitude for all you do.

This is the third time I have used you to sell my home and just as every time before you went above and beyond in helping me quickly sell my home. Your care and honesty made me feel important and not like just another client. I could not believe how quickly you worked to get my property sold.

It is very important to me to feel trust and honesty in the person I deal with and you have always made me feel that way. I am very happy to recommend you and confident that they will experience the same satisfaction in service that I have."

-Sincerely, H.B

Sylvia James

"We recently put our home on the market to sell, and like a lot of people, had trouble choosing not only a real estate broker, but an agent as well. Sylvia James was recommended to us by friends, and she sure lived up to their praise.
Sylvia has many years of experience in real estate and her expertise became apparent very quickly. Our home was beautifully displayed through photos on her website and on MLS website as well,and she had other agents in her office through our home within a couple of days. She got the word out there and within another few days we had our first showing and a subsequent offer on our home.
We feel that it is due to her professionalism and her knowledge of her business that led us to a satisfactory sale of our home. We highly recommend Sylvia James and want to thank her so much for her attention to detail and caring nature."



"Thank you so much for all of your help with Tyler's first home, I knew you would make his dream come true as you have with us in the past. Have a Merry Christmas and a healthy Happy New Year."



"Thank you so much for the hard work you put into selling my home. You did a great job, I will recommend you to all my friends."


"Dear Sylvia,

Like many others I have been receiving your ad for "FREE MARKET EVALUATION". I never thought I would need your service. Oh! how wrong I was. I called a few other agents but!!!---then came another of your usual cards. I got on the phone and called you. From the onset, your service was without pressure.
Like an excellent doctor, with good bedside manner, know how in his/her craft, and follow up to the very end is essential to the well being of the patient. So were you in your work. Excellent work Sylvia."

-Thanks a million-M

To whom it may concern,

We are writing to express our complete satisfaction with Sylvia James as a realtor. We have worked with Sylvia James twice now-once when we sold our house to relocate to the US and again this year (2009) when we bought a house upon our return.
In all transactions, Sylvia was organized, thorough, and personable. She offered us an objective viewpoint on each house we toured, thereby helping us with our decisions. We have found her to be knowledgeable about aspects of realty that surpassed just the legalities of buying and selling properties, and furthermore we were consistently impressed by her willingness to research questions she couldn't answer right away. She was always expedient in returning our calls, searching for properties, and setting tours. In finalizing all the detail work involved in closing the deal and completing contracts, Sylvia was very helpful and always on top of closing requirements.
We highly recommend Sylvia to anyone looking for a highly effective real estate agent. Sylvia is a realtor who makes it her job to help you meet YOUR GOALS rather than her own!

-Sincerely, J&S


S and I wanted to send this letter as a sincere thank you for all of the time an
effort you spent with us selling our home and helping us find a new home that we are so pleased with. This is the second time you have assisted us in buying and selling a home, and both times you've been an absolute pleasure to deal with. Your honesty and integrity above all has made us feel so comfortable in trusting you to deal with what we believe to be one of the most important decisions a person can make. You've always taken the time to explain all important details to us to ensure we understand the whole process which I personally find can be sometimes overwhelming. We feel that having a professional like you helped us through what is sometimes a stressful situation.
This particular time you went above and beyond in helping us sell our home in what came to be a limited time frame to acquire our new home. By you spending so much time and effort and helping us get into our new home you made us extremely satisfied repeat customers of yours. We would highly recommend your services to anyone we know. Again, thank you so much for all helping us find the perfect home for our family."

-Sincerely, H&S


Thank you so much for all of your support over the past few months. You are an awesome agent and friend! From start to finish you were there for us. "

-Thanks for everything Graham & Mel


"After several months of receiving no offers for our deceased father's condo, my siblings and I had become somewhat discouraged. An estate sale, we had agreed it was wise to wrap matters up as quickly as possible so we could honor our father's wishes. Regardless that wasn't happening until we interviewed and hired Sylvia James as our real estate agent.

Upon meeting Sylvia, I was immediately impressed as we walked her through her dad's condo and the building I appreciated her eye for detail. I noticed her jotting down, not just what I considered the major aspects of the building but aspects I thought minor. Quick to explain why, what I had considered minor was of importance I also found Sylvia to be an excellent communicator. During our interview, not once did Sylvia interrupt my siblings or myself as we conversed over our wishes regarding a sale, conditions and a time limit for selling. A good listener with a good ear for the needs of her clients, without a hint of overbearing nature. Sylvia came well prepared for the interview and gave us good feedback while meeting our needs.

Since then and a very quick offer accepted, Sylvia continues to converse with us through texts and emails, answering our questions and allowing us to know the steps of the process we are going through.

A tense yet exciting time when anyone is selling their home or property, I highly recommend Sylvia as the real estate agent everyone needs.

Satisfied Client.


March 17, 2007

Dear Sylvia

Thank you so much for looking after our recent sale. We feel very fortunate that we picked you to help us through the process.

As you already know we will be recommending you to the family, friends and anyone else that shows an interest in buying or selling property.

The whole process was quick and painless and the fact that your brokerage acknowledge the transaction was a surprise. In the last 25 years we have bought or sold over 10 properties and never had a letter from the broker. This only takes a little time but the effects from your company last forever.




August 8, 2007


We would like to thank you for working with us on the recent sale of our home. We enjoyed attending your seminar last fall, this was an opportunity to give serious consideration about whether the time had come to make a move from our current home.
We were equally appreciative of the time you took to show us a variety of properties for our consideration.
Most of all, we like your style-always taking whatever time was necessary to answer our questions and provide professional advice in a timely manner. It is evident to us that you know your business well and do the utmost to keep your clients well informed.

It was a pleasure to do business with you.
Thank you so much.


Dear Sylvia

Just a note to thank you for the job you did in selling my house. If all the real estate agents were as courteous and efficient as you, there would be no problems.

Thanks Again



Hi Sylvia,

Just a short note to say thank you for your effort and perseverance in selling our home. Your patience and expertise was the final outcome of a successful sale. We have no hesitation to recommend you to future clientele. Again thank you for everything, also the flowers. Wishing you health and happiness.

Best Wishes
Also...thank you for the pictures.



I thank you so much for living up to my expectations. You were knowledgeable, confident and a friend through this learning experience. It is not easy staying positive, during these days of our tumultuous economy, but you certainly never faltered. Hats off to you and your business acuity. You certainly have helped my dream come true...because you care!


October 9, 2009

Sylvia James

Dear Sylvia:

Thank you so much for helping us find our "dream home" in Peterborough. We were very impressed with your knowledge of the Peterborough area and your ability to evaluate each home we viewed. We also greatly appreciated your commitment to finding the "right home" to meet our needs. From the start to the end of our home search process your professionalism, dedication and delightful sense of humor made a stressful time so much easier for us.
Whenever a family member, friend, co-worker or neighbor needs a real estate professional we will definitely "highly recommend" you. As your business card says, you certainly do "make dreams come true.....because you care"!
Thanks again for all your help, support and understanding.

D&B H.

March 4, 2006


We just want to say how pleased we were that we choose Sylvia James from Royal Lepage to sell our home. It was clear to us that Sylvia really enjoys her job, she is a "people person" who truly cares about the needs of others. Sylvia was a great resource of helpful advice and tips and thanks to her knowledge and skill we sold our house in less than a week!

S&J D.

Dear Sylvia,
I finally got settled in my new house here in Washington and I wanted to take the time to thank you again for your excellent service. I am very grateful to you for your help and your patience, especially as I was a first time buyer. But you made it very easy for me to understand and your guidance throughout the process was very much appreciated. It was a real pleasure working with you and I can only recommend your services to my friends in Peterborough. I sincerely hope I find another real estate agent here in the US who is as friendly and professional as you are when the time comes to sell my house here.


"Jack and I wanted to thank you so much for representing us in the sale of our current home and the purchase of our new home. Throughout the whole process your patience and professionalism has known no bounds. You were always prompt in responding to our calls and you did so with your vast real estate knowledge. Your great sence of humour created a "fun" atmosphere to the whole process. We would not hesitate to recommend your services as a real estate professional."

Sincerely J & L

I hope I am not late in thanking you for the most pleasant and relaxed sale of my life and I have had many. It was sad for me to move and I won't expect you to be at my next move although I am sure you could make that more pleasant also.
Once again, I want to thank you for your very caring, gentle and thoughtful ways."


Sylvia James is true to her motto. "Never fear Sylvia is here". Sylvia once again came through for us, after selling our home we were on the path to finding a new place before the harsh winter set in. With Sylvia working for us, it didn't take long before we had our new home. With still many unanswered questions Sylvia is at our side finding the answers we needed. Dreams do come true with Sylvia working for you.
Thank you Sylvia for all your hard work.

Dear Sylvia,
Thank you very much for selling our home. You were fast, friendly and extremely professional. You took all the time we needed to make us feel comfortable with the sell of our home.
You are the best, Sylvia!
One happy Seller

Hello Sylvia:
I wanted to send you a note to express my appreciation for all your help finding me a new home. I never felt rushed or pressured to make a choice. Your patience was amazing, I always got honest feedback on the property you were showing me. This was very helpful in making the choice right for me.
You were a great agent who I will be pleased to refer to my family and friends.