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The Diamond Real Estate Team offers homes for sale in London, Dorchester, St. Thomas and neighbouring communities. Our listings include luxury and custom homes, as well as properties perfect for the first-time homebuyer.

What To Look For In A Home

Beyond a house’s aesthetics and size, there are several important things to look for. Are there any unpleasant odours such as sewage or mildew? These odours can be signs of significant issues. How well insulated is the house? In climates with extreme winters and summers, proper insulation is necessary. Is the plumbing intact? Look for signs of leaks under sinks as well as on walls and ceilings.

Another factor to consider is the home’s roof. An old or damaged roof can cost a great deal to repair or replace, and the structural integrity of the property should also be carefully assessed. If any walls need to be shored up, for example, remediation measures can cost a small fortune, and the home may not be safe to stay in until repairs are done. With these factors and more to consider when buying a home, it’s beneficial to have an experienced realtor by your side. Our qualified agents will serve as a pair of trained eyes for you, watching for potential issues, both large and small. We will point out things you may overlook.

The Home Buying Process

It’s a good idea to start your search early. Become familiar with what’s available in your price range. Get to know the neighbourhoods and decide which ones appeal most to you and your family.

Get prequalified and pre-approved for a loan, as sellers tend to favour buyers who are pre-approved. With your real estate agent, visit as many homes as you can, comparing the condition, quality and features of each. Take your time, and be sure to evaluate each property in detail. After you make an offer and it’s accepted, get a home inspection, as this will uncover any potential issues that are not obvious. Meanwhile, work with a lender to secure a loan, and have the home appraised. Be sure to check with your realtor for any other details that need to be taken care of.

At The Diamond Real Estate Team, our agents work hard to find the right home for you. Put our expertise to work. We take a true team approach, carefully listening to your needs while applying our knowledge to finding your dream home.

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Here’s What Our Clients Are Saying

“After six months of unsuccessfully trying to sell our house with a realtor, we decided to try to sell it privately. Shortly after that, Wayne brought a potential buyer through and the traffic didn’t stop at all. He had more potential buyers through our property in a two week period than our two previous agents had through in 6 months! After two weeks of meeting Wayne, our property is now SOLD! We would definitely recommend Wayne to anyone wishing to sell or purchase their home – he is a professional and personable agent and we appreciated the feedback he had from potential buyers. Give Wayne a call, you won’t regret it!”

Carl & Chloe H., Harrietsville

“It was a pleasure to have Wayne Jewell as my real estate agent. His marketing plan is excellent and he keeps in touch often with a status report. It was not an easy time in the market to sell my home, but thanks to the tireless efforts of Wayne, my house is SOLD!  Wayne is a very caring professional that I will not hesitate to recommend to all my friends and family! Thanks so much Wayne!!”

Janice Whitecroft, Dorchester

“We would strongly recommend Wayne to anyone wishing to sell their home, and infact have. We found him to work extremely hard and long hours, being very informative, available for anything we needed,  and always returning our calls which in this day and age is somewhat of a miracle!  Paul & I also give Wayne full credit in not only getting that much sought after SOLD sign on our lawn, but finding us the beautiful home we now live in today. Once again Wayne Thank You! and if we move again you’re our No1 Guy!”

Paul, Fiona, & Andrew D., St. Thomas

“When we met Wayne we knew immediately that he would be a great agent to deal with, and he exceeded our expectations! He was always quick to return calls, provided us with much information regarding price and ways we could improve our house so that it would sell quickly (which worked, in less than a week at almost 100% full Price !!)  Wayne was always friendly and professional. We’ve already recommended Wayne to several others, and will continue to do so without hesitation. An exceptional agent who takes much pride in a job well done!”

Dawn & Keith Murray, London

“Wayne is tireless. Regardless of the time of day an offer came in or a counter was going back and forth, he would be there, eager to finalize the deal. And he certainly knows the market and goes the extra mile to get his listings out there in all the right places. Thanks Wayne”

Kathleen Barnard, Dorchester

“We have nothing but praise for Wayne Jewell. He turned a typically stressful event, selling your home, into a pleasure. His knowledge and expertise are unparalleled. He told us what we needed to do to sell our home and we listened. Consequently, we had competing offers on our property the very first day and sold it for well above list price. The sale of our home raised the benchmark for comparable properties in the area. We couldn’t be happier. The process was absolutely painless. Wayne was always available to answer questions and quickly allay any concerns. He made us feel like we were his only clients and his top priority. We are sincerely grateful. Thank you, Wayne!!!”

Anne & Adam K., London

“We would like to thank Wayne for the exceptional job he did with the selling our house in London and the purchase of our new house in Dorchester. Wayne was always very professional, courteous, honest, trustworthy and most important not pushy. He demonstrated and shared with us his vast indepth knowledge and understanding of real estate and the current housing markets. Wayne was true to his word and our house was SOLD in less than 3 weeks. We would highly recommend Wayne to anyone looking for a realestate agent that will truly work for you and get the job done!”

Joanne & Gary G., London (soon to be Dorchester)

“Great job Wayne!  Three properties sold and closed in no time at all!  Thank you!”

Mark & Stephanie L., Dorchester

“Wayne has been a great agent to work with and we would/will recommend him to everyone who is selling their home. We still can’t believe how FAST he SOLD our home! Great job Wayne! Thank you!”

Jeff & Tania D., Dorchester

“Thanks to you Wayne and your team!!  You had faith and patience where we had lost it at times.   Everyone who goes through this process deserves to have the level of professionalism and genuine concern that you and your team have shown us.  We will never forget you Wayne, you are a part of the family now.  You can bet that if anyone asks me about a realtor, you are at the top of the list.  In fact, you are the list.  Thanks for all you have done to make this dream a reality. ”

Jeff & Karen L.

“Our house was listed for almost 2 years by another Realtor.  Wayne sold our house in 20 days!! Great job Wayne! Thank you for your professionalism and expertise.  We will definitely be recommending you to others!”


“Wayne listed our home on Thursday night and we had an offer less than 24hrs later for 99.5% of asking.  Well done and we highly recommend Wayne for your next Real Estate transaction!”

Chris & Bonita H.

“Wayne is a very hard worker, and bends over backwards to fulfill your needs as his client. My home was sold in about a week, for 20% above my asking price. He is always open to answer your questions. He is a fantastic realtor and person!”

Jamie H.

“We highly recommend Wayne if you are looking to buy or sell a home. He is professional, honest and always makes himself available to suit your individual needs throughout the entire process. He takes the time to get to know each of his clients and is confident he can provide them with the home of their dreams..”

Darryl & Kelly C.

“Buying and selling at the same time, paper work can get overwhelming. Wayne helped us step by step through the process and made sure we understood every detail. Both in the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new one, we were confident Wayne was working in our best interest. We would recommend Wayne to anyone.”

Jamie & Michelle R.

“With being a first time home buyer comes a lot of stress and confusion, and I really don’t think I could have done this without the help of Wayne. His patience  and knowledge steered me in the right direction in matching the perfect location with the perfect house. The home buying experience with Wayne was absolutely fantastic and stress free, and I highly recommend Wayne Jewell for any real-estate interaction, whether its buying, selling or real estate questions.Thank-you for all your hard work and taking the stresses of home buying off my shoulders.”

Jenn W., Wortley Village, London

“I was a first time homebuyer and met a few realtors but none stuck out to me as Wayne Jewell of Sutton Group did. With working an odd schedule and a time line of under a month the pressure was definitely put on Wayne. He lived up to his name. He made the process of buying the house as quick and easy as possible.

I had many questions and none went unanswered. He took interest in what I had to say. He was extremely knowledgeable and never faltered once during the entire process. Wayne’s advice was very informative, concise and helpful. His demeanour was nothing but Professional and relaxed.”

Paul U., Ingersoll

“Wayne was very patient, offered excellent professional advice on values of properties and concerns and benefits of homes and properties that we viewed. When I found a home that I loved we found that we where competing with 3 or 4 other buyers. Wayne walked me through the process of being on the buyers side working with multiple offers trying to buy the home I really wanted. Wayne’s advice on pricing and terms was 100% bang on and I am now the proud owner of my new home. I am very pleased with my experience working with Wayne as he will now be my realtor for life.”

Martin P., ON

“Wayne was very patient with me. At first I truly wasn’t sure what exactly I was looking for. But Wayne helped make that decision with me, I was thankful to have a person in my corner with a good knowledge of homes, Pricing and the patients it takes to make such a huge life decision. When the time comes to buy and sell I will be happy to invite Wayne into my corner once again. Thank you.”

Michael, ON

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