I cannot thank Chris enough for his help with the purchase of my first home. He took the time to let our relationship develop so he could get a better understanding of what I wanted and urged me to take my time looking so I could develop the insight that is necessary to know when a place felt like "the one". My family members with home-purchasing experience, who sometimes joined the home-viewing entourage, were all very impressed with his services. I really appreciated how inclusive Chris was, despite the revolving door of second-opinions I invited along. I couldn't recommend him enough and, when the time comes, I will not sell my current dream-home without Chris acting as my realtor.
- Chloe - Hootsuite
My wife and I decided to represent ourselves in order to save money on the purchase of our home and during an open house we were first introduced to Chris. We quickly realized the property he was showing was not for us and began to solicit his advice for a home we were considering making an offer on. With little to gain, Chris selflessly provided us with valuable insight and advice on the current market and the specific property we were looking at. We decided to move on from the townhouse and immediately called Chris to represent us. Chris worked tirelessly with my wife and I, narrowing down neighborhoods and property types and when we finally found our home, we felt Chris represented us fairly during our negotiations with the seller. Growing up in Vancouver, Chris has a unique understanding of all the various neighborhoods in the city and is able to take that knowledge and pair it with our discussed needs. We couldn’t be happier with our first home and if I ever need to borrow some salt, Chris is only a few houses down my street!
- Ben and Pam
We had the good fortune of working with both Chris and Marcus to find a condo. We appreciated their patience, their willingness to educate us as first-time buyers, and their honesty. We never felt pressured to make any decisions and knew that at all times they had our best interests in mind. We would highly recommend working with both of them; we plan to again in the future!
- Kristin and Steve M
When my wife and I first started talking to Chris about real estate in 2004, he told us that his focus was long-term relationships and not just pushing for the quick sale. Over almost ten years, we have bought or sold five properties with him and that still holds true today. He has great knowledge of the real estate market in both East Vancouver and beyond, whether it is condos, duplexes or houses. When our family made the decision to move again, we had no hesitation in contacting Chris at Uptown Vancouver. He was able to sell our 1/2 duplex in under a week and negotiate a great price. The selling process was stress free, from listing, to open houses to inspections and subject removal. Chris always had the right advice and good ideas to deal with the challenges presented. He seems to excel in knowing just the right balance between staging and retaining the character that makes the property look like a home and was always available to answer any questions we might have. On the buy side, he is well versed in negotiating strategies and has great presentation skills, making the most of any offer. We found him able to tailor his approach to our individual needs providing us with all the information we needed to make the right decision in our next move. We couldn't be happier with how smooth everything went and how everything lined up from the sell and the buy. Their knowledge of the Vancouver real estate market is second to none.
- Peter and Kate G.
Chris - It was great working with you to help purchase our new townhouse. I also want to thank you for you excellent and professional service in selling my condo so quickly. I was extremely pleased with the results and because of your knowledge and support I look forward to working with you in the future.
- Sam I
Marcus provided invaluable assistance in finding me and my dog a new home. We viewed numerous properties and even when I was becoming frustrated and anxious, he always kept his cool, maintaining a calm, professional and dignified approach. Marcus provided quick and timely responses by email and telephone to my requests for additional information and/or viewings on specific properties. He also offered objective advice and opinions on properties viewed. His professional manner while representing me to sellers/agents ultimately sealed my contract of purchase for my new home - a comment also made by the sellers' agent. Marcus was successful in representing me in the financial aspect of my offer as well as securing the dates for closing and possession to coincide with the sale of my home, knowing that mine was up against two other offers for the same property. Throughout the 'finding a new home' process, I was very comfortable with Marcus and the respect shown to him by other realtors/agents representing the sellers reinforced my feelings. I thank you, as do my family members who feared that Mylo and I would be at their doorsteps looking for a temporary home."
- Diana F