Bob Downer
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Beginning my career as a Real Estate Agent 15 years ago was a dream come true.  After working for many years in the world of publishing and advertising, I finally decided to make the move to real estate and have loved it ever since.  I had always been an open house junkie and would drive people crazy asking them to wait in the car and let me run through any open house I happened to come upon . Having owned and managed many homes and income properties over the years, real estate had always been my passion.  That experience has given me a real world understanding of the value of real estate in peoples’ lives. It is by far the best way to grow one’s wealth and prosperity whether in owning your own family home or in providing rental housing to others.  Being able to give my clients first hand experience to guide them in the purchase and sale of their own properties has provided a continuous stream of referrals which is all I rely upon for my business.
As of 2022 we witnessed one of the most dramatic market shifts in recent history.  Prices soared to ridiculous levels in early 2022 and have now begun falling to 2021 levels and lower.  It is uncertain when the bottom will be reached or if it is already here.  Rising interest rates have pushed many home buyers out of the market even as prices receded.  This is forcing people to look in other regions of the country to pursue their dreams. The possibility of future rate hikes will only worsen conditions.  It is in times like this that buyers and sellers need the best guidance possible in their decisions to buy or sell.  It is NOT the time for realtors to advocate on any decisions for their clients unless it is based upon their client’s absolute BEST INTERESTS . Understanding completely the positions of my clients has forced me at times to advise sellers to stay in their homes and buyers NOT to buy right now.  This is not great for my pocket book but in good conscience it is the only way I can sleep at night.  The number of homes not closing in recent months because buyers have been unable to sell their homes OR have had to sell at such reduced prices as to nullify their ability to close has brought distress to many families.  Fortunately none of these folks were my clients.

In the best of times, buying or selling one’s home is often a stressful situation and my goal is always to provide my clients as smooth and seamless a transition as possible. I work with amazing people and have excellent contacts in finance, home renos, painting, staging, and home inspection.  People need to have full confidence and complete trust in the information and guidance of their Realtor and I take pride in providing exactly this kind of experience. My company, Royal LePage Royal City Realty is the largest full service Brokerage in the area and recognized as a leader in the industry providing people with excellent advice for over 100 years.
So if you are looking for a Realtor you can trust from start to finish, I am here to help you.  Give me a call at 519-820-2303 or email [email protected] and let’s start a relationship you’ll be happy to tell your friends and family about.  As my sign says “YOUR BEST INTEREST IS MY 1ST INTEREST”
Royal LePage Director's Platinum AwardRoyal LePage President's Gold AwardRoyal LePage Award of Excellence (Lifetime)

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        • Bob Downer recently sold our house for us on Martin Avenue. And while I’m obviously flying high from how successful it was, my gratitude was here long before we knew the number we got. I think we live in a time where honesty and integrity and caring for one another isn’t always characteristic of success. But Bob really proves that wrong. He always put our interests first, he offered us sound advice, he treated us like we were his kids selling a house rather than clients. He helped us improve our house and he maintained strong values throughout the whole process. I never felt like he was greedy or over zealous, just honest, confident and realistic. I can’t say enough how great he was to work with. His long hours, immediate responses anytime I had a worry or concern. Willingness to cover improvements or needs at our house in the interest of selling it. Bob is one in a million and we’re so grateful for him!

          Alex K.
        • Bob Downer’s knowledge of real estate in our city was matched only by his patience in working with us until we found EXACTLY what we wanted. His advise to us as sellers of a property was practical, realistic and again, informed by unparalleled local knowledge. He found us a house we love and a buyer who paid a good price in an unpredictable market.  The best in the business!

          Cynthia C. and Martin P.
        • Bob Downer went above and beyond in getting the right price for my home!  Without his appraisal expertise and hard work, I probably would have sold my home for $40,000 less than I did. Thanks Bob!

          Matt S.
        • Bob Downer was very knowledgeable and dedicated to my interests. He presented me with many good options but always made sure I was comfortable with my final decision.  He is also a great negotiator and made sure I did not pay too much for any property.

          Kathryn D.