“We had a house that we had been trying to sell in Wiarton for over two years, with three different Real Estates in our town.  No open houses unless we asked them to have them.  So it did not sell.

We decided to try one from Owen Sound.  It sold in a month and a half.  That was (Sutton) with Chris Wynn & John Coates.  They had open house every other weekend.

So if you want your house sold call on them.”

– Larry & Ruth


“…We personally would like to thank Ann and Chris for their hard work in showing us around the surrounding area.  They were eager to help in every way possible and it was a pleaseure for us to work with them as they sought out our needs and desires.”

– George & Mary


“I can’t say enough about the service I received with Bill at Sutton Realty.  From the very beginning, I was impressed by their enthusiastic attention to detail, even before I had given them the listing.  I interviewed other agents to sell my commercial properties, but none of them asked as many questions about the buildings or inspected them as closely as Ernie and Bill.  And no other agent presented a comprehensive costing and selling plan like theirs.  In the end, the buildings had good, solid offers on them within two weeks of the signs going in the windows.  Bill made sure that the deals closed smoothly, and I ended up with the money and freedom that I had been seeking so much faster than I had expected.

Bill and Ernie are two genuinely good guys who know the Owen Sound real estate market well.  They care about relationships and doing a good job for their clients.  I highly recommend them.”



“Thank you for helping to get us into our first family home.”

– Dionne, Earl & Family


“Thank you for doing such a great job of listing & selling my home, you are a life saver!”




As the year grows close to its end, I begin to think of all the wonderful people I have had in my corner this year. You are most definitely on the top of that list. I just wanted to thank you for all of your help and support this year with my house hunt and for all of the effort you put forth to help me find the perfect home. I couldn’t have done it without you! You are so on the ball, it’s impressive. You really helped guide me though process of buying my first home.

I truly appreciated your insight, opinions and advice in what to look for when going though different houses in the process. You were so honest, helpful and informative. I’ve never had service that was more prompt than I did working with you. You always seemed to make yourself so accessible to help me get connected with potential houses to view. If I didn’t know better, I would have thought I was your only client during my house hunt. You made me feel very valued and important to you as a customer. I would very highly recommend your realtor services to any friends or family who may be in the market to look for a new home.

In the coming years, as I continue to move through life and begin to start a family, my needs for a home will begin to change. I promise I will not hesitate to call you again in the future to assist me all over again as I embark upon another house buying experience.

I sincerely thank you for everything you did to ensure I had only smooth and comfortable encounters as a first time home buyer.

Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday and all the best in the year ahead!”


“…We appreciate your experienced accomplishments in the sale of our property.  We believe the exposure was excellent.  Your understanding of our concerns and keeping us posted with respect to satisfying conditions of the accepted offer was also very satisfying.

We would be happy to recommend you to anyone requiring real estate services.”

-Vic & Fran


“…I was very impressed by the skill and speed of their marketing effort and when an offer was received their negotiation know how was excellent.  It was a pleasure to work with them and I highly recommend their services.”



“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Sutton Team – Jan Singbeil, Ernie Coates and Bill McFarlane for the great job they did on listing and selling our house. The whole team guided us through the steps required to prepare and list our home.

Jan Singbeil you were amazing to say the least. Not a day went by when you weren’t advertising or setting up showings or doing open houses. You were there for us every step of the way. Did I mention the part about selling our house in record time? Thank you so much.

If you are reading this post, I strongly urge you to list with Sutton or if you are interested in buying, this is the company to use. They won’t steer you wrong and they will go over the top for you.

Thank you again. You made our experience of selling fun and exciting.”

-Glen and Pat


“Selling a house can be a stressful time.  But when I had questions or concerns, Bill would respond promptly and always put me at ease, knowing that he was handling every aspect.  True professional by providing me with an honest assessment of my house, by keeping me informed throughout the process and by dealing well with the buyers’ agents. It was evident that his experience has provided him with expertise in many areas, including their communication skills, technical: electrical, heating and home maintenance, and the local real estate market. These are essential qualities for a realtor and I am thrilled that my house closed in a timely fashion. Thank you!!”

-Jane M


“We thought we were taking a chance going outside of our area when we contacted Bill with our real-estate needs. This turned out to be one of the best decisions that we made!

We could not have been any happier with the service and attention to detail that we received. Bill (whom we worked closely with) assured us that things would work out, while working tirelessly with us to ensure our needs were met. I am happy to say, that he did not disappoint. Bill sold our house and then put us into our dream house.

I do not hesitate to recommend Bill to anyone wishing to buy or sell their property. Thanks again Bill.”

-Stan & Paula


“We are loving the house. We certainly appreciate all the extra time you spend. I consider you a friend not a real estate agent. That is why you are number one, lol.”

-Alice & Mike


“…Not only did you sell our property, you sold it in only 6 days!!…We were blown away by your work ethic and commitment to what you do, you guys are always a phone call away with answers and good advice, and for us was certainly a great help in both selling our home and finding a new one!  Thanks again for doing what you do!  You’ve got our vote!!”

-Andrew, Lindsay, Madison, Michael, Jackson, Spencer & Cali the calico cat!


” I would like to thank you for your energy, dedication and attention to detail during our recent listing.  We are stunned that our house sold within a week.

From the minute you arrived at our house to access the property up until the last signature you were very focused and professional.

The minute you left our house the For Sale sign went up and within days the property was advertised on the internet and a beautiful folder with pictures were available for prospective buyers.  You gave us advanced notice of viewing appointments and you were on site before the client showed up to make sure the house presented well.

After viewings you updated us with information that was forthcoming from prospective buyers.  This was a bonus as sellers are often left in the dark if they do not receive feedback especially if they worked hard to prepare the property for the viewing.

Although selling the house you love is stressful, you guided us through all of the unknowns and gave us good solid advice.  Thank you Bill, we will recommend your services.”

-Mauri & Sophia

“Just a note to thank you very much!  I was a client but you made me feel like a friend…”

– Gail


“…It was enjoyable to have a top professional person in our corner as you have demonstrated you are.  Thank you again.”

-Heather & Robert


“I would recommend Bill as your realtor as he was highly effective in helping sell our home.  Very personable and eager to work.  It was a tough sell, he did many open houses, kept the lines of communication going and answered questions honestly…”

-Val & Leanne


“…Sincere, highly motivated, and always positive.  Through hard work and attention to detail, my property was sold to everyone’s satisfaction.  I recommend him without hesitation.”




Thank you so much for helping me find the perfect house.

Bill, I really appreciated all the time and patience you had with me, showing me many different houses in such a short time.  After about the third time going through houses, I no longer considered you as my realtor, but as my friend.  I really enjoyed working with you and felt very comfortable knowing you were in my corner and supporting me.”



“…Now that you have found me a house I can again thank you for your hard work, efforts and long hours.   Your dedication to you clients being satisfied is amazing.  The fact that within the last eleven months you have closed four deals on houses for myself and my family speaks for itself.  GREAT JOB.”



“Dear Bill,

We wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your help in selling our house!  Considering this was our first experience selling a house we weren’t sure what to expect.  We greatly appreciated the time you devoted to explaining the entire process and making sure any concerns we had were made a priority.  In our opinion, you went above and beyond in creating marketing materials to advertise our house.  Needless to say, the two of you definitely exceeded our expectations!  We can’t thank you enough for the amount of time and effort you spent making this a positive experience for our family!

We will absolutely be recommending you to our friends and family!  We wish you the best of success in the future!”

-Adam, Sarah, Caylee & Brooklyn


“You did an outstanding job.  Thanks for all the effort you put into selling our place and for keeping us informed of what was going on.  I know it was a crazy situation.  Thanks for going the extra mile (or two or three)…”



“…Being new to Owen Sound we really depended on your expertise and experience in buying the right house, in the right neighbourhood.  We believe you have accomplished this  because we love our new house and love that it was exactly what we were looking for; a house we can make our own…”

-Brad and Leah


“I’m pleased as punch!

To Bill,

Many thanks for all your hard work and dedication to selling my duplex in owen Sound.  You certainly are a dynamic team with great work ethics.  Well done!”



“Thanks you for helping us buy our first home.  you were very flexible to meet with us and show us the houses we were interested in.  you were very informative and honest.  You made us feel comfortable and not pressured…”

-Alliston, Kevin & Ace


“You were true to your word, you entered this mission with Ryan and I 100% and stayed with us until the bitter end.

We would not have wanted to make the purchase of our first home with anyone else.  All the best with your adventures to come.”



“…I rarely write recommendation letters, because quite honestly I’m rarely overly impressed with the service levels I receive.  But in my dealings with Bill he exceeded my expectations and quite frankly the real estate deal would not have completed without him.  So at the same time as I recommend Bill, I also say thank-you to him for all of his help…”

-Steve & Jennifer


“In everyone’s life there are kind and helpful people who make a real difference and steer you towards success.  Those great people, in their benevolent efforts to help others, often act beyond their professional obligations and do so with real understanding, sincerity, patience and with unconditional giving.  Bill McFarlane, you are such a person and I want to thank you with all of my heart…”



“Just wanted to thank you for all the hard work you put into selling our house.  We are sure glad everything is now complete and we can move on.

Should we hear of anyone else interested in buying or selling you can be sure you will be the first one on our mind…”

-Tom and Gail


“…Ultimately, he came across the place that we now call home – and it was a 10 out of 10 on the dream scale.  He then made the process of buying this property as painless as it could possibly be, acting as not only our realtor but as a guidance councilor through something most of us have little practical experience with…”



“THESE GUYS ARE THE BEST!!  From the first day we met them, at the open house last year, we knew these two guys were the ones we wanted to deal with in selling our house…”

-Robert & Marie


“You guys are terrific..”



“There’s first class stamps.  There’s first class mail.  There’s first class people.  Thats you!

Thank you very much in every way.  you’re simply the best!”

-Charlie & Pam


“…Thank you both so much for all your help in getting “mission accomplished.”

– Sharon

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Sutton - Sound Realty Inc., Brokerage

1077 2nd Avenue East,  Owen Sound,  ON Canada  N4K 4R8 

Phone: 519-370-2100