Praise-Find Out What My Clients Have to Say
"In the fall of 2011 we had our property listed for sale for a number of months without any success. Frustrated with the process we had gone through, we took it off the market and sought another individual to represent us. We needed a partner-not a firm-someone who appreciated our needs and was willing to roll up her/his sleeves. We went about our decision to re-list with a clear view of what we needed and the timeline we would require. In fairly short order, we interviewed a number of recommended realtors and were suitably impressed; however, our first meeting with Karin was all it took for us to decide that she would be our partner when we were ready to re-llist.
Karin's enthusiasm, organization, network, track record in our neighbourhood, and of course, calm demeanor (something we really appreciated as the business of selling your home can get quite emotional and hectic, to say the least!) was the successful formula for us. What's more, she did it all (phone callls, emails, meetings, more phone calls) with a smile and a dose of positivity. In our mind, there is no other choice. Hire Karin...sell your home!"
D. & L. Patrick, Sellers
"Karin thank you so much for your knowledge, persistence, and availability in helping me hunt down a new home. You did a great job of keeping on top of the very particular townhouse/duplex options I wanted and arranging for showings. The bidding wars were a challenge but in the end I have the perfect place; I couldn't be happier.
Thank you so much; I couldn't recommend a realtor more highly."
Dr G. Cuddington, Buyer
"When it came time to sell our condo we did not hesitate to contact Karin. Having worked with her in the past, we knew her knowledge and experience would make all the difference in selling quickly and buying our ideal home. But it is her committment to, and respect for her clients that sets Karin apart. It is for these reasons that we will continue to work with her and will continue to recommend her to family and friends."
A. Mullis & C. Howard, Sellers & Buyers
"Karin, we want to thank you for your all your hard work and great service. When we put our home on the market, you helped us to sell it quickly but still get the price we were looking for. Then, when we found our new home, you were instrumental in negotiating the best deal possible. Your knowledge, professionalism and attention to the needs of our family made a stressful process much easier to manage. We appreciate all you have done and look forward to doing more business with you in the future."
Don & Janice, Sellers & Buyers
“Karin definitely gets two thumbs up! She was extremely knowledgeable about house prices and recent sales in our area and was able to get a price, well over asking, for our home. We felt totally confident with her strategy for marketing and selling our property and her ‘package’ of services was excellent and thorough. She thought of absolutely everything and was very organized and always on time. Selling a home is a very stressful event and we will always be grateful for her calm manner and her genuine care and concern for us during an extremely emotional time. Karin was truly a delight to work with. We give her our deepest thanks and our highest recommendation!”
Tim Braund & M. Clemons-Braund, Sellers
"Just a quick note to thank you for the terrific job you did on selling our house. Your patience, time and professionalism have all proven to be over the top. We look forward to working with you again in the future."
T. Woo, Seller
"I have to tell you how lucky I feel having worked with you. A colleague is in the process of trying to finalize her townhouse and is having such a rough time of it. You don't realize how wonderful it is to work with a great realtor until you hear stories like hers! Thank you!!"
E. Koot, Buyer
"...fortunately we found you Karin through a referral through friends. As soon as we met you Karin we knew that we were finally on the right track. We believe that the following attributes directly related to you Karin, include the rationale that we feel make you so successful in your chosen profession.
1. you are pleasant, natural and "down to earth"
2. you are very patient, always professional, knowledgeable, and totally honest
3.****you have an intrinsic awareness and understanding of exactly what your client wants and needs
4. you are dedicated to your clients' needs and your service is totally personalized. We worked directly with you at all times and not with an associate
5.****once the "deal" is completed your dedication is ongoing, and you always respond immediately to concerns and questions, as in our case, weeks, and many months thereafter
Karin you have been a gem to work with and both Loretta and I would highly recommend you to our friends without hesitation and not a single reservation. We love where we live now and we PRAISE your wonderful service. Once again, Thank you.
Richard & Loretta Evans, Buyers
"We found Karin Smith's website better organized and more informative than other sites. After contacting her by e-mail we quickly decided that she was the real estate agent for us. Karin is clearly an expert on the Vancouver West Side market. She replied promptly and fully to our many e-mail questions and was obviously interested in providing us with the best service. When we flew in for our first visit she prepared a list of duplexes for us to inspect and conducted us on an unhurried tour. We closed a deal on just the second day and at a discount from the asking price. In addition to helping us with numerous details, such as facilitating communications with the law firm and recommending building inspectors, Karin gave us advice on schools and day care facilities. All in all, we could not have asked for more!"
Robin Lindsey, Buyer
"Once we decided to sell our investment condo in False creek, we contacted Karin who was approachable, knowledgeable and organized.
Remember the 80-20 rule. 80% of sales come from 20% of agents. Karin is definitely in the 20%."
Rick & Allison Downie, Sellers
"Karin Smith guided us through one of the most stressful events a couple can experience - buying a home in a changing market - and she made it simple, stress free and fun. Karin is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market in Vancouver. We found her to be extremely well prepared in her presentation to us and very thoughtful, honest and candid in her opinion on the various properties we looked at. Not only was Karin reassuring in her approach to all facets of the search, viewing and negotiations, she remained entirely focused on us as the clients in determining and assessing what it was we really were looking for and helping us find it. We would not hesitate to recommend Karin to family and friends in need of a real estate agent. You could not ask for a more competent, professional and delightful agent."
KK & PC, Buyers
"During our search we discovered Vancouver has its share of unique real estate issues. Your thoughtful and clear explanations made things much easier. Re-locating is a very time consuming ordeal and having a realtor like you made our move home easier and very pleasant! Thank you for everything Karin."
Nick & Christina Braybrooke, Buyers
"We found Karin to be extremely resourceful both in selling our home and buying a new one.
We sold in a good timeframe with multiple bids. When we were buying she kept us informed of anything new and made sure we got the best deal for the home we finally bought.
Whether buying or selling we always felt she had our interests covered. We will be recommending her to all of our friends."
Donna & Dan Wilson, Buyers & Sellers
"Astute and professional, Karin respectfully and knowledgeably executes what is required to achieve results for her clients. Despite difficult market conditions and experiencing some of the challenges that potentially accompany the buying or selling of a home, Karin’s sense of calm prevailed, enabling her to focus on the needs of her client and attain success. It was a complete pleasure to work with Karin. The experience of selling my home with her was an absolute delight!"
Patti Collins, Seller & Buyer
"This is just a short note to let you know how grateful we are for your super service helping us sell our Condo in Vancouver.
As an absentee owner attending to the many necessary steps involved in thesale of property are next to impossible without professional guidance and hands on assistance.
Not only did you sell our property in record time in a market that is slowing down, but as important you handled all of the many procedures required to make the sale a reality.
I found you originally on the web and took a chance that we were making the right decision using your services andyou more then proved that our choice was the right one."
Harlene & David Rottenberg, San Diego, Sellers
"As developers on the West Side of Vancouver, I am particularly grateful for the many qualities you possess, specifically:
You were always honest and candid
You gave us excellent resource people for design and landscaping.
You had at all times a thorough and persevering work ethic.
Your professional marketing research took the stress out of selling our home.
G. Bain, Solaris Developments Inc., Seller & Buyer
"I found Karin extremely professional, knowledgeable and client-focused. She worked hard to understand my needs and provided an array of options to help me find exactly what I wanted. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Karin and look forward to working with her again."
P.Martin, Buyer & Seller
"Karin Smith's knowledge of the Vancouver real estate market and her experience as an agent is evident from the moment you meet her. It was very obvious to us that Karin also cares for her clients. She was extremely thorough, presenting all of the information and helping us make the decision that was right for us. Karin helped to make a very big event simple and less intimidating. It is obvious she loves what she does. It is for all of these reasons that we do not hesitate recommending her to family and friends."
A. Mullis and C. Howard, Buyers
"When it came time for me to sell my house, I chose you as the sales agent since we had had such a pleasant and trouble-free experience in the recent purchase of the condo. Your initial presentation to me displayed a very thoughtful marketing plan and detailed project schedule which showed what I could expect as the process progressed. As well, you were proactive in asking about any questions or concerns I might have, and very confident and honest about answering those questions thus setting my mind at ease. I was extremely happy with the whole experience and would recommend your sales and marketing services very highly and without reservation to anyone who wants to sell their home."
J. Teare, Buyer & Seller
"Thank you so much for being so wonderful and making buying my first home so enjoyable and so easy! You continuously went above and beyond to help me out which made my experience that much more exciting."
K. Adamo, Seller & Buyer
"Selling our house was a breeze with Karin. She totally worked around our schedule and needs --- her marketing material was so good we almost decided to stay! Thanks to Karin a usually stressful experience was actually quite pleasant. We would recommend Karin to anyone thinking of buying or selling a home."
The Sopers, Sellers
"Thanks for finding me my townhouse. I know that I had a long list of what I wanted but you not only found me the right property, but were also able to negotiate a price that was below the bank's appraised value. The people you put me in touch with helped for a quick sale and purchase. It makes a difference that you are so organized and on top of all aspects of the business. You relieved a lot of the stress that came with the sale of my condo. I wouldn't hesitate to refer my friends and family to you. It's been a pleasure working together."
L. Hebert, Buyer & Seller