March 22, 2022
April helped us sell our condo. From the beginning to the closing she made our experience effortless. We put her in charge and she ran with it, taking all the work and worry away from us. She’s knowledgeable, professional, and very important to us empathetic. She took the time and effort to explain everything and made the process very easy for us. She’s just a wonderful person to work with and we would highly recommend her too family and friends.
February 28, 2022
Mike was an exceptional Realtor, he went above and beyond to ensure that we found a home in our neighbourhood. We had searched other areas with our price point, but couldn’t take the leap to move out of our community because we love it so much. Our area is tough to find the home with all the wants (price, space, outdoor space, modern look) but Mike was able to help us finalize a deal that we didn’t think would work out for us. Firstly, the price point was above what we had discussed and we didn’t think we could afford the increased mortgage but the house had a basement suite which could supplement our mortgage payment! He improved our knowledge about renting in the area (as we had none before), explained the perks of renting in Hillhurst and really showing us that having rental in our area is an asset for either long term leases or short-term Airbnb options. Secondly, we couldn’t see beyond the home and the renovations that would be required, it was outdated and not my style at all and we were worried about price to renovate especially since we are going above our price point. However, Mike and his team really got to understand what we like, what décor appeals to us showing us designs from other homes they have renovated as well as built. Mike and his designer also walked through with us a few times to encourage us that the bones are good and the rest is cosmetics and can be made into that modern home we desire! Not only did he do that with us but he and his team worked with us to have a contractor give us a quote (before we purchased the home) so we would have an idea of the cost to get to that modern look. I have to say that Mike and his team are way more than just Realtors trying to sell or buy a home but really want the best for their clients. He and his team are thoughtful, knowledgeable, hard-working, and most of all fun! It was this knowledge and diligence that enabled us to take the leap and purchase the home, renovate utilizing his contractor and design team to beyond anything I could have imagined which has enabled us to stay in the neighbourhood and raise our son here. Not only did he help us buy a home but the hard work and persistence he demonstrated on selling our home by giving us pointers on decluttering, landscaping (even trimming our trees while we were away on vacation) shows how much he cared about getting us the price we deserved. He held open houses and worked hard for us. I could not recommend Mike and his team more! Mike is more than Realtor, he is your friend that wants you and your family to be happy. He’s not there to make a quick sale or purchase, he is there to find you your house that will become a home and I feel very fortunate to have had Mike and his team support us through our journey. When you are buying a home or selling a home, it is one of the biggest things you can do and having a Realtor you can fully trust has your needs at heart, makes all the difference!
February 9, 2022
I purchased a house during the first lockdown site-unseen from another province through Baboushkin-Dejong. Initially the quality of the brochure was essential for catching my eye, but it was enhanced by Mike's in-depth knowledge of the building and the prior ownership. Throughout my evaluation phase and right through to closing, working through local family members and video walkthroughs and endless emails and calls, I felt completely supported in all my needs. I could not have achieved that without having the friendliness, trust, and competence on the other end I had with Baboushkin-Dejong. Since then my family has engaged them on other successful transactions and will continue to manage our real estate needs with them as trusted partners. I recommend them to anyone who wants a good real estate experience.
January 17, 2022
I would wholeheartedly recommend April DeJong as a highly-qualified, dedicated Realtor with a lot of integrity. She knows the current market, and she knew what we needed to do to sell our home quickly and for the best price possible. She has many valuable connections to other trades, professions, etc. that can come in and help get your home ready for sale. For example, we had 3 specific problems (carpentry, appliance repair, downsizing services) to be addressed, and April knew top-notch people who took care of them. I trusted her good judgment and suggestions that really helped get the deal done.
December 5, 2021
I can’t even begin to tell you how incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, patient and resourceful April (and Mike) were during my home hunting journey. April went above and beyond with answering all my questions, being proactive and preparing me for my exciting new adventure. I am forever grateful for having April and Mike working for me, their dedication, commitment and professionalism really was greatly appreciated .
October 11, 2021
Mike, I want you and April, to know how much I appreciate you both listening. I wish there was more kindness out there, more realtors with integrity and WAY more Mike and April’s in the world.
March 7, 2021
Mike Baboushkin + April DeJong
I have just recently bought my first home in 20 years. Their friendly approach and feedback helped make this an enjoyable process. Their attention to detail and preparedness meant I did not have to spend much time planning and searching for properties that fit my needs.
Anyone looking to have an enjoyable educated home purchasing experience should really consider using the dynamic team of Mike and April.
March 6, 2021
Choosing April DeJong as our realtor was the best decision we could have made. April dedicated as much time and attention to selling our small older condo as she would have had we been selling a mansion in Mount Royal. She was sensitive to our personal investment and perceived value of our home despite the poor market for older condos in the area, and has continued to emphasize our home’s best features and advantages to prospective buyers. She has offered honest advise on sales prices, and has made many listing price adjustments as we managed our own sale price expectations. We would recommend April to anyone selling or buying a home, she will go above and beyond and truly make you feel like family!
December 17, 2020
We loved working with April and Mike and were impressed with their honesty, integrity, professionalism and response times. They gave wise council on how to deal with the numerous offers we had and the negotiations that followed. We would highly recommend them to anyone who is buying or selling a home in Calgary.
July 29, 2020
I listed my home with Mike during the initial shutdown for Covid 19. A difficult time to sell, but with his experience and knowledge of the marketplace, he helped me get an excellent price for my home in record time.
I really value Mike's honest, with his expertise in design, I know he will help me find my new perfect home.
I wouldn't trust anyone else when it comes to buying or selling a home in Calgary.
June 18, 2020
What can I say about April? If you want anything done, she is the woman to do it! Even during a COVID pandemic. Right from the start she guided us through the process of selling our family home of more than 50 years. It was very emotional decision but April made us feel safe and supported throughout the entire process with her compassion, knowledge and expertise. And then... COVID hit. April was right on it, adapting to the changing situation and keeping us appraised daily. Her unending enthusiasm and boundless positive energy found us the prefect buyers, and we couldn’t be happier seeing our beloved home go to a new loving family.
June 9, 2020
April DeJong + Mike Baboushkin
April and Mike helped us to market and sell our parents' condo. They had to navigate working with three powers of attorney – no simple task! April and Mike went above and beyond to ensure the condo showed beautifully and was visible on all forms of social media. The condo sold much more quickly than we anticipated and we were very satisfied with the selling prices. April and Mike made a difficult process easy. Our experience was seamless and they were a pleasure to work with.
June 1, 2020
Relocating to Calgary and leaving some big stressors behind, I needed to find a place that would be a new start and a place to call home. Having known Michael, with his sense of care and selflessness, it was an easy call to make. Michael listened, helped me form a plan and even helped me find an interim place to live while I sorted out all that I needed to do.
Michael kept in touch with me regularly over several months always checking on my well-being first. When I was able to finally buy a place he jumped in, only showing me what was affordable and what fit for my lifestyle. At the time of purchase he represented me well, navigating the art of the deal without pressure or insane conditions.
Michael’s experience, expertise and his hours of behind the scenes work supported me in many ways before and after the purchase of my home. Connected to fair and trustworthy people in finance, law and design, Michael ensured I got what I needed.
I am now living in a beautiful home that is an extension of all I love. It’s flooded with light and joy, good friends and family. It is my little sanctuary I call home.
If you want someone who you can trust, who will work hard for you and who will keep all your interests at heart, call Michael Baboushkin.
February 2, 2020
Mike Baboushkin + April DeJong
I used Baboushkin DeJong to sell my home in Glamorgan in Autumn 2019. I was worried that it would take a long time to sell, but they coached me through some improvements I could make to increase the value, and we worked together to find the right price. I was able to sell in a very difficult market in about a month, and I was very happy with how smooth the process was. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again.
October 24, 2019
April DeJong + Mike Baboushkin
I really appreciated yours and Mike’s ethics and aesthetic point of view and am an enthusiastic supporter.
October 10, 2019
Mike Baboushkin + April DeJong
Mike is a keen and savvy agent whom we have had the pleasure of working with for numerous real estate transactions. He has to-the-minute knowledge of the marketplace, a knack for understanding a client's needs, an ability to be upfront and honest under any circumstance, and a natural eye for staging and design. We can't say enough great things about Mike - he gets the job done, and fast!, every time.
April's mastered the art of marketing in a real estate world that relies heavily on phones and internet. If you're looking for an agent with a finger on the pulse of publications and social media, who will make your home look spectacular and memorable to buyers every step of the way, April is your number one choice. She's efficient, responsive, quick witted, and current. We were thrilled with all of her hard work for our recent sale.
Mike and April - what a team! We worked with them through the recent sale of our home and couldn't have asked for more. This hard-working duo was always available to answer questions, to host open houses, and to assist in negotiations around the multiple offers to purchase we received. We felt supported and cared for throughout the process of listing and sale, and would highly recommend Mike and April to anyone looking to quickly and effortlessly sell their home.
October 1, 2019
Mike Baboushkin + April DeJong
April and Mike made it so easy for us to purchase a home here in Calgary, all the way from the other side of Canada in the Maritimes. And the White Hat Ceremony they arranged upon our arrival to YYC was absolutely perfect. We love our new home here! I appreciated all the referrals they gave (home inspector, condo document review business, tradespeople) as I was not familiar with reputable companies in the local area. Thank you so much for everything!
Cheryl, Haylee and Alec
September 5, 2019
We recently purchased a home with the assistance of Mike Baboushkin and April DeJong. Mike was very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs, he provided us with valuable information on a home inspector and lawyer to assist us with this purchase that helped make buying a house a lot easier. The home inspector identified a few issues that need addressing and Mike worked with the seller and us to ensure that our concerns were addressed prior to closing. He took the initiative to obtain quotes for the required work and helped us come to a satisfactory compromise with the seller to address our concerns, and ensure that the purchase proceeded so that there was no need for a hold backs or complicated amendments to our purchase agreements. Mike’s knowledge and connections helped ensure a smooth purchase transaction and saved us unnecessary time and expense on finding a lawyer to assist us with our purchase. Mike and April also connected us with the seller before closing as the seller was interested to know if we wanted to purchase some household items that he figured he no longer required after moving out of the house.
September 4, 2019
We met Mike a couple of years ago, at an open house. Right away, we liked Mike's outgoing personality, when we started talking to him it was very evident he was familiar with the area we were considering (Kensington/Hillhurst/Parkdale).
Earlier this year, we decided it was time to be serious about finding a new home. Since we were still looking in the same area as the year before. we knew exactly who to talk to. Mike made us feel at ease from the start. We could ask any questions at any time. Mike explained the whole process from beginning to end, we listed our home with him and started house hunting.
Selling our home.- Mike was always aware of the competition, advice accordingly, and his advice was always spot on. Mike also has a vast network of contacts (mortgage, home inspectors, appliance vendors, etc.), so whatever you need, he knows someone who can help you. Buying our home.- Mike expertise in design was evident. Each time we walked into a home, he would point out design features; does the house have a flow; are the kitchen coverts too high, etc., Things that would help us picture how day-to-day life would be in that home. These details are not on the paper listing.
After a thorough search, we found our home, in the area we wanted and on budget. Whether you are looking to sell or to buy I would happily recommend Mike as your realtor.
August 22, 2019
April went above and beyond. She sold my house within 21 days of listing which was way sooner than I would have ever imagined. You can see her passion with what she does. She was always available to answer questions and ensured that everything went as smoothly as possible. She’s one of the only realtors that I felt was truly honest and told me what I needed to hear, not what I wanted to hear.