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Here’s what my clients are saying about me…

“Karlis really stood out from the other realtors we interviewed because of his knowledge and thoroughness. During our first meeting, Karlis educated us on the different aspects of purchasing real estate as we were first time buyers. He was determined to find us a home that met all our needs by going the extra mile. He abides by his no pressure policy, but does voice concern when needed. His background and experience with renovations gives him an edge that others do not have. We purchased the townhouse we wanted in the community we wanted to be a part of thanks to Karlis’ negotiating skills. We highly recommend Karlis as a buyers agent.” 

-Andrea

 

“When faced with the task of selling and purchasing a home, the range of emotions and the level of stress can vary.  Having a realtor who is 100% there for you is key to finding your dream home.  Karlis Silins is such a realtor.  His integrity, positive attitude and professionalism are second to none.   I cannot thank him enough for the time spent with me explaining the process and steps necessary for the sale of my property, followed by the review of potential listings.  Karlis’ honesty and knowledge of the area and market provide me with great support and knowledge that my purchase was a perfect fit.  Thank you Karlis!”

-Monique Le Rolland

 

“I got lucky.  A friend I trust recommended Karlis when I needed to sell my apartment.  As soon as I made contact, Karlis was on the ball and ready to help.  He recommended that I make some simple changes to the lighting and contents of my apartment to make it more desirable for buyers.  He went out of his way and was extremely patient explaining all the nuances of the sale, and what to expect in negotiation.  The sale closed quickly and painlessly. Buying was not as easy. We wanted a very particular kind of home in a very particular neighborhood and we were fairly price sensitive.  There are not many of these types of properties and are therefore very hard to attain.  Being so particular, we were not the ideal clients.  It took us a long time, and despite this, Karlis was patient enough to spend the time it took for us to get exactly what we wanted, at the price we wanted.  Karlis was diligent in preparing an offer and presenting it in person immediately, ensuring the negotiation would go as smoothly as possible.  Once our offer was accepted, he supported us all the way until we moved into our new home. Thanks Karlis!”

-Lauren Fanthome & Sean Ryan

 

 

“We found Karlis to be very enthusiastic, professional, and detail-oriented, and he was able to sell our property in less than a week at close to the list price.  Karlis also helped us with the purchase of our new home, which we are extremely happy with.  At each step of the buying and selling process, he always seemed to have our interests in mind, and we would recommend Karlis to anyone looking for an honest and hard-working Realtor. Thanks for all your help Karlis!”

-Michael & Katy Krawchuk

 

“I mostly knew Karlis from his bass playing in Bruno Hubert’s trio in the heyday of Bukowski’s. The real heyday, with Jeff Sulima drummin’ and the crazy energy of that band in that venue. Karlis was a rock on that gig. He calmly anchored the ship, even through some very rough storms. Likewise, he steered our property through the most turbulent market ever, relentless with the open houses, and advertising, yet never impinging on the privacy and well being of our renters. The process was as quick and painless as it could possibly be. If you’re interested in a knowledgeable, patient, honest, professional with a deep bass groove, Karlis is your realtor.”

-Rich Rabnett  – Nelson, BC

 

“Karlis Silins was an excellent real estate agent for me.  He was patient, offered helpful advice and seemed to work well with other agents but with my interests as his first priority.  My property was in a difficult building but he was able to get the job done in a timely matter.  He made himself available anytime I had questions, concerns, needed updates or advice.  I would recommend Karlis to anyone who wants to sell their property.”

-Rod Bland

 

“I want to thank Karlis for helping me sell my home.  It was a pleasure working with him and I could not have asked for a better person for the job.  He is extremely knowledgeable, was always ready to give a helpful suggestion, but never pushy.  Karlis was both very active and reactive during the whole process, making sure it was as stress free as possible.  When unforeseen bumps arose he went out of his way and did his utmost to quickly smooth them over.  I am very happy with the results, the property sold quickly and for a good price.  Thank you again!”

-Dima Brodsky

 

“It is such a relief that the house is sold. I really appreciate all your help before and after the sale. I will be happy to recommend you to my friends in the future. Thank you again for all your work.”

Teri Minemoto

 

“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the work you did.”

– Wilson & Michelle Telford

 

“We were extremely happy with the service and personal attention we received from Karlis in selling our home.  His attention to detail and keen knowledge of the local area resulted in a relatively quick sale in an increasingly challenging real estate market.  Karlis went above and beyond with extra showings to attract a significant number of potential buyers to our home. Regardless if you’re buying or selling, we would highly recommend Karlis for your real estate needs.”

– Kim & Craig Campbell  

 

“Karlis was an enormous help in selling our condo in East Vancouver. In many ways, this was not a straightforward sale, and several challenges presented themselves along the way. Karlis guided us through the process with the utmost professionalism. We felt that he gave very honest and sound advice, and helped us achieve a sale at a price that we were very happy with. We both appreciated his consistent positive attitude, his in-depth knowledge of the local market, and his responsiveness to our (many) questions. I would highly recommend him as a realtor and would definitely trust him to sell a property for us again.”

-Jennifer and Christian Malcolm

 

“Picking a real estate agent can be a hit or miss but I sure made the right choice when I chose Karlis.  I found him to be very patient and calm.  These qualities are very necessary in times of stress which selling property can be although Karlis made it seem relatively seamless and stress free.  I listened to his advice about “staging” my condo to show better and it obviously worked.  Karlis has an eye for detail — what looks good or not.  I was able to sell and move in record time.  I was caught by surprise of how quickly everything happened once the contract was signed (2 weeks?).  I am very happy with the service Karlis provided especially taking my phone calls at night and on weekends. Thank you Karlis for taking care of everything even when I went away on vacation.  I was able to enjoy my trip knowing my place was being well cared for during my absence.  Keep up the good work Karlis.  I’ll be calling on you next time I need to sell my condo and won’t hesitate to recommend you to any of my friends.”

-Sophie Tsuji

 

“Karlis is a consummate professional; thorough, great communication, and conscientious. Karlis made the sale of our home smooth, and gave great guidance and resources (free home staging consultation) every step of the way. I would not hesitate to refer Karlis to any of my friends. He is one of few realtors that truly works for YOU!”

-Joe Cruz

 

“Karlis was a pleasure to work with during the entire buying process. He was always available to answer questions, and was diligent during the entire search. We always felt comfortable during our discussions, never pressured, and saw that he was really listening to our needs and desires. Karlis wasn’t just looking to find us a place to purchase, but working to find the right home for us. Perhaps the best recommendation we can give is that the next time we want to move, we’ll be giving Karlis a call!”

-Sean and Dalal

 

“We found Karlis Silins to be a very thorough and professional real estate agent.  As we were first time home buyers, Karlis was very patient with us.  He explained each property and what could be involved with a purchase.  He showed us a range of prices and property types to potentially satisfy our requirements. We would not hesitate to recommend Karlis to other people.”

-Trevor and Christine VanOoyen

 

“The most important thing we were looking for in a realtor was someone who would listen to what we wanted. We were very specific with what we were looking for as well as where that property should be. Karlis met all and more of our expectations. We’re very pleased with his work and were very impressed with his dedication to his clients. Sarah and I would be proud to recommend Karlis as your realtor.”

-Jeff & Sarah

 

“We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Karlis for his care and diligence in helping us to select our new house. Karlis was able to keep on top of our changing list of demands and tune his searches appropriately, taking care to carefully compare and thoroughly research the properties we were interested in. Karlis’s personable nature and attention to our needs was key to alleviating many of our concerns; and in turn; the stress associated with home buying. We strongly urge you to consider choosing Karlis Silins as your realtor, and we will be recommending him at every opportunity. Thanks Karlis!”


Shane Davidson & Stephanie Laub

 

“Now that we’ve finished unpacking all the boxes and we’ve settled in to our new home, we can’t help but think back and thank you for your all your help. Having you as our realtor, and best of all, a good friend, has truly been an honour and a privilege. We’re so happy in our new home and feel grateful that you could help us find it so easily. You understood our priorities and made the process of home-buying so much more enjoyable. You were prompt, professional and went the extra distance every time, every step of the way. We look forward to many years of friendship ahead, and will gladly refer you to our family, friends and colleagues for all their real estate needs. Thanks Karlis, you tha man!”

-Jeff & Wendy Wonnenberg

 

“It was a pleasure for my wife and I to work with Karlis on the purchase of our new home. Having worked with other realtors is the past, this is the first time I really felt that my agent was truly concerned to find the right home for us rather than just make a sale. Karlis kept everything fun and stress free while maintaining efficiency and professionalism through the process. Thank you Karlis!”

-Glenn Cormier

 

“As first time home buyers, Karlis made the process of purchasing a home a lot less mysterious and overwhelming.  He is very down to earth and approachable, qualities that made this process so much easier and actually enjoyable.  We would highly recommend Karlis to anyone looking to buy a home.”

-Meredith & Marin

 

“I had a great experience working with Karlis, he was very patient and understood that buying my first home was a big deal and I wanted to make sure that it was a place that I wanted and loved. My options changed many times as per properties and Karlis was always on hand to provide advice and to provide great service. I dealt with him for almost a year and enjoyed all our interactions.”

 –James

 

“It was a wonderful experience working with Karlis.  He is very organized, thorough and precise in his work.  Karlis ensures that you are never uncomfortable with any decisions that are made during the home-buying process–and there certainly are a lot of decisions that must be made!  He makes sure to go through all of the details, answer all of your questions and is readily available by phone or email.  He keeps in contact regularly and prevents his clients from having to worry about anything, and he makes sure that they are fully aware of everything that is involved.  As a first-time home buyer and a woman purchasing on her own, I was surprised at how Karlis was able to put everything at ease for me.  He helped guide me through every step along the way and I must admit, I never felt any less than secure that he would offer me honest advice and help me make the best decisions possible. For a situation that could have been quite stressful and nerve-wracking for me, it most certainly was not, and that is all thanks to Karlis’ hard work, support and dedication!”

-Marcia

 

“As first time home buyers, we were referred to Karlis by friends of ours who used his services to buy their first home.  Karlis was always friendly and easy going, never pressuring us one way or another.  As a result, we never felt pressured, and we always felt in control of our decisions.  He was a great resource for us, and always available to answer any questions we had.  Even though we had prepared as much as we could for several months leading up to contacting him, there were still things we didn’t know, and this is where Karlis really helped us out.  In the end, Karlis gave us a very positive, personal experience, always focusing on what we need and want, and not just trying to make another sale. We have already recommended him to all of our friends, and will not hesitate to call him when the day comes to sell our first home and move onto bigger and better homes!”

-Loring and Tara

 

“I retained Karlis Silins to aid in the purchase of my first home and I could not be happier with my decision to do so. Karlis is professional, trustworthy and has exceptional knowledge of the current market. He always returned my phone calls promptly, answered any questions or concerns that I had, and was extremely patient with my needs throughout the buying experience which helped to bring me peace of mind. I would, without a doubt, recommend Karlis to my friends, family or anyone who is looking for a realtor who is knowledgeable and hard working; he made my experience as a first time home buyer a very positive one.”

-Megan Byrnes

 

“I recently moved to White Rock from Vancouver Island.  The first step in finding the right home for me was finding the right realtor.  Earlier in the year, my daughter had purchased her first home with Karlis’ help.  I took her high recommendation and enlisted Karlis to help me in my search. Although his office was on the west side of Vancouver, Karlis was always willing to show me properties in other areas such as New Westminster and White Rock.  Throughout the process, Karlis kept me informed of all the necessary requirements from home inspection right through to possession.  Although buying a new home can be stressful, I was very well looked after by Karlis who was always one step ahead of what needed to happen next; consequently I purchased my new townhome virtually stress-free. For a knowledgeable, polite and trustworthy realtor and an overall nice person, give Karlis a call for any of your real estate needs.”

-Loretta Byrnes

 

“Thank you Karlis very much for helping us find our way to this great house.  You deserve our gratitude for everything you’ve done throughout the entire home buying process.  From your interest and understanding of exactly what we were looking for, to the on-target listings you brought to our attention, you made the ‘search’ for a home much easier than we anticipated.   And when we decided to purchase our house, I think you handled the negotiations very professionally and I’m certain that we bought at the best possible price. You even made the technicalities of ownership so simple to understand by guiding us each step of the way.  Thank you once again and we look forward to a visit from you very soon.”

-Chaim Salamon, Vice President Business Development, Revenue Services Group

 

 

“Over the past 3 months you have continually showed how knowledgeable and professional you were. Without your hard work and excellent command of the Vancouver real estate market it would have been a lot harder for us to find our new home. We moved from overseas without much understanding of the local market, but you managed to quickly identify our needs and guide us throughout the house-hunting process, helping us make sound decisions and find our dream home. We would not hesitate recommending your services to anyone looking to buy a home in Vancouver. Thank you once again for everything. We are so happy in our new house.”  

-Tim Barry & Candice Font

 

“As first-time home buyers we were very fortunate to run into Karlis at an open house he was having.  We didn’t buy that condo from him, but over the next few weeks he helped us navigate the unfamiliar world of real estate.  We were glad to find that Karlis is very knowledgeable about the Main Street area where we wanted to purchase.  Karlis was always ready to answer our questions and in the end he helped us find a house we were very happy with.  Karlis was very easy to work with and we never felt pressured into anything with him. If you need a real estate agent, we would definitely recommend Karlis as he is so easy to work with and made our home buying experience much less stressful than we feared it would be.  Thanks for all your hard work Karlis!”

-Taryn and Greg

 

“It was my very good fortune to have been introduced to Karlis by a friend in the industry, and the result has been a terrific real estate purchase that would not have happened if it were not for Karlis and his support. Karlis was patient and thorough in the early stages of locating suitable properties for me, and I relied on his candid appraisals of listings as we toured the properties. Karlis efficiently organized visits and even drove me around on several occasions to meet with agents and to view available condos and townhouses. Our search covered the entire city, including south Vancouver, Strathcona, Kitsilano, and the West End.  When the time came to make an offer, Karlis supported the process the entire way, assisting me in understanding current conditions and reasonable prices for the property I had selected. He guided my initial offer, and continued to advise me in the subsequent counter offers, moving quickly but never rushing. His determination to support my purchase allowed us to conclude the negotiations quickly but fairly. Karlis continued to guide the purchase all the way through to the closing day, and I never felt rushed or confused by all the legalities. He was particularly helpful in assisting my financing of a mortgage with some timely advice about options available to home buyers that I would not have considered without his input. I would strongly encourage home buyers to connect with Karlis at the earliest opportunity. His knowledge, skill, and steady support through the entire process has been invaluable.”

-David Anderson

 

“We had been looking for a place through other realtors and hadn’t found much luck until a friend of ours who had recently bought a place through Karlis let us know about him. He was very patient with us and let us know all the details of buying our first property. We had an extensive list of what we wanted in our first home and with the patience and guidance from Karlis we were able to find a place that we truly enjoyed. He had a very calm and had no pressure to his tone of voice when he showed us around various places. I don’t think we would have found the place we have now if it wasn’t for him. We love our home and it’s all thanks to Karlis! “

-Niho and Thomas

 

“Karlis has been wonderful to work with.  He found us what we needed quickly….in fact we bought the first he found! And he was organized, pleasant and efficient: who could ask anything more?”

-Charley & Chris Beresford

 

“Carolynne and I would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation for your help in the purchase of our new townhome. We were impressed with your approach and skill right from the start, and as we worked through the home buying process and had interactions with suppliers and other vendors it really highlighted to us how exceptionally good you are at what you do. You were open and honest and kept things straight forward. We never felt any pressure and it was clear that you were looking out for our best interests – this was not about making a sale, it was a commitment to finding the best home for our family in a timeframe that fit with our priorities. You have exceptional communication skills and you kept us informed at each step in the process. You provided us with valuable insights and shared your expertise and personal experiences. You were always available to assist us – juggling your schedule to meet our times and requirements. We are very pleased and we highly recommend you. We have shared our experience with our friends and family and we have no hesitation in passing on your name to anyone looking to purchase a home. Our sincere thanks.”

-Scott & Carolynne