"We would like to express our heartfelt thanks for the excellent service and support that you and your team provided to us while marketing, selling, and closing on our home on Thayer Lane.  You have proven yourself to be an outstanding professional in all aspects of the real estate process.  When we first met you during our initial interview, you arrived on time and well-prepared with all the facts to help us decide on the selling price and to understand your marketing strategy specifically for our home.  After talking to you, we both agreed on the spot that you were the true professional to help us throughout the entire journey.  You certainly came through with "flying colors"!  We felt comfortable with you from the beginning, and during the ensuing months, you worked smart and diligently on our behalf.  You exhibited a number of qualities that are most impressive:  1) You waste no time.  You went to work immediately to get our home on MLS (with photos) and put a sign in the yard the first day.  You contacted your prospects regarding the new listing and invited them to the initial open house.  Thirteen couples attended the open house and we had two offers within six days!  2)You are very knowledgeable.  You understand the legalities of the real estate business and effectively managed the who process of offers, counter-offers, contingencies, inclusions, rescinding, and accepting.  You advised us regarding "bumps in the road" such as inspections, radon mitigation, homeowner's warranty, etc.  3)  Your salesmanship is top notch and you are a real problem solver.  You kept us informed on all the showing results, competitors' pricing, and buyer objections.  You worked with prospective buyers to show them the unique characteristics of our home and our neighborhood in Somerset.  You responded to potential buyers' objections with solutions.  You solved problems that were way beyond the scope of what most people expect or consider being included in the services of a listing Realtor.  You worked effectively with our buyers to communicate the "urgency" of a good offer and presented the offer to us at 11:30 pm, so that we were able to rescind our counter offer to another prospect.  Done deal!  4)  Your responsiveness, communication and listening skills are excellent.  You work with us via phone, fax, text, and e-mail was very impressive.  We never had to wait for you to get back to us or to solve a problem.  You are your staff were involved all through and up to the closing, solving some seemingly insurmountable problems with trust documents and a spouse unable to be at the closing.  5)  You are a true professional.  You are extremely personable, honest, and ethical.  You are a full-time (plus) partner in the real estate business.  We felt like your only client, even though you had many other balls in the air.  It is obvious that you love your work and you are so good at what you do.  We both feel we got the best value possible out of our home in this market, and we could not have done that without you.  We will always be proud to recommend you to anyone looking for an amazing Realtor and a wonderful person!  Thank you, again, for everything."     

Dick and Nancy Peake 

"Tom Canning is the most honest, trustworthy and dynamic Realtor in the business.  He works extremely hard for his clients.  He is kind and very dependable.  He always succeeds in making his clients happy and comfortable in the knowledge that all will be done properly.  We have been privileged to know Tom and would gladly recommend him.

Wayne and Doreen Showalter

"A knowledgeable, non-stop professional - it is not enough to say this about Julie.  When our family first met Julie, we lived just over 2,000 miles from the house we called home for seven years.  For nearly a year, we tried to sell the house with zero success.  With an uncooperative tenant and a looming foreclosure, Julie stepped in and stepped up.  She not only stopped the foreclosure process, but spearheaded an effort to dislodge the tenant, represented us in court, equipped us to speak with the bank and their legal representation and secured a sale contract.  Most important, Julie was a friend when we needed a friend the most and was on our side from the beginning to the end.  For all she did, she sold our house in the time we needed and for the right price, but her commission for the sale was far below what she deserved.  We thank her for the extraordinary efforts and pray for her continued success.  Thank you Julie!"

John Uchaker

"With each new headline that we read about the current state of the housing market, we are reminded again of how fortunate we were to have you represent us in the sale of our Cincinnati home!  Your knowledge of the market and the many years of experience you have, proved to be invaluable as you advised us.  We appreciate your approach to the business, your excellent, up-to-date marketing tools, and the attitude of service that your whole team displays.  Most of all, we are grateful for your patience and generosity, and your willingness to always "go the extra mile" for us.  Thank you again for being our team!  In a very challenging market, you are consistently the best, and we will happily recommend you to anyone that is buying or selling in Cincinnati."

Phil and Mary Bayes

"If you ever need someone to talk to a potential client, we'd be more than happy to do so.  We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Tom Canning Team to any buyer or seller.  We feel like we've come to really know your family - It's been such a pleasure to work with you and your family."

Jeff and Mary Jane Daum

"Words cannot express how grateful we are to the both of you for all your hard work and dedication you have put into this transaction.  Honestly, we have not had the best experiences with Realtors in the past, but we are very impressed with you both and will definitely get your name out to our Cincinnati friends.  We could not have done this without you, thank you for everything."

Jim and Shaunea Jauch

"You all went above and beyond the normal activities of a Realtor and we are very grateful for that.  We would definitely use The Tom Canning Team again."

Chris and Tricia Riggs

"Thanks again for all your wonderful help and advice in selling our home.  When circumstances got difficult, you were always optimistic, supportive and professional.  Your integrity, enthusiasm and attention to detail is refreshing.  We will always recommend Tom Canning as the #1 Agent to sell your home."

Tom and Ruth Bobenread

"How can I express my appreciation for all your help and support.  When I was ready to give up... You hung in there.  Words cannot begin to show the extent of my gratitude.  Please know that you have made a difference in the lives of our four children; for which I am eternally grateful."

Jackie and Mike Ellerbusch

"You seem like family!  It was wonderful having you there for us through this stressful ride.  We love our new house.  Lesson learned - Worry doesn't pay!"

Doug and Tammy Miller

"Julie was creative and proactive in finding the perfect home for me in the area I was looking. We looked at a couple of places that were nice but not exactly me, and then she started hunting and within a week, we found the one. She helped me thru the whole process, and it was a pleasure buying my first home with her! Thanks a million!!!"

Mike Brown

"Julie helped my husband and I purchase our first home in 2003. More recently, she coached us through selling a home in a down economy and purchasing a short sale property. She is diligent, hard-working and knowledgeable and we would recommend her to anyone looking for real estate advice.‚Äč"

MacKenzie Curt

"I would highly recommend Julie Canning and the Canning Team! She provides excellent service, listens to the needs and wants of her clients and helps them find the home of their dreams. I have referred Julie Canning an the Canning Team for many years and will continue to do so! Thank you Julie for always helping our family!"

Jennifer Feltner

"Tom and Julie helped me sell my Cincinnati house 10 years ago when I moved
to California and there was no question about asking him to find me a condo
when I came back to Cincinnati last year. He showed me all the options in
the area I was interested in and then beat the bushes when there were no
units for sale in the complex I wanted. He found me the perfect unit and
helped both the seller and me have a fast and easy closing. When I needed
help picking up a sofa I bought, he showed up with his truck and his
son-in-law to pick it up and move it into my place. I wouldn't consider
using anyone else in Cincinnati. He is the best!"

Norma Maraschin




Contact Information

Photo of Tom Canning & Julie Canning-Hollenbeck Real Estate
Tom Canning &
Julie Canning-Hollenbeck
Comey & Shepherd Realtors
7870 E. Kemper Road, Suite 100
Cincinnati OH 45249
Tom: (513)703-5430
Julie: (513)703-7151