To all my current and past clients, thank-you so much for choosing me as your real estate agent. I value your opinion about what it was like to work with me and I think other prospective buyers and sellers would appreciate knowing what level of service they can expect from me.
There are many things I can say about the quality of service I provide, but probably none would be as credible as testimonials from my recent clients.
So please take a moment to read the following testimonials. Believable, genuine and honest reviews are worth their weight in gold. They help to outline my experience and integrity, as well as making it clear how much I enjoy helping my clients with their real estate needs.
"... I have bought and sold five homes through Barrie over the years, because I trust him." Ozzie Jurock, Publisher-Editor Jurock's Real Estate Insider
"This is just a short note to again say thank you for a job very well done.
My parents passed away and I am one of the three kids left to deal with the estate.
It was a very emotional time where mistakes could be made in dealing with such matters and the goal was to do the right thing and have professional help when and where needed. A few local real estate agents were consulted and they spoke to the realistic price that we would be a reasonable expectation, on the market, at the time for the property. As there were three of us a decision had to be made on the right realtor to do the best job of marketing our much beloved property. Up to this point the â€œso calledâ€ estimated selling prices seemed too low. It was at this time we met with Barrie Vattoy to cast his opinion on our dilemma. Barrie was not a realtor who worked in the area, where our house was to be sold but he reassured us that sound marketing reasoning would lead him to think that this property was under valued by the agents in the area. He did a market analysis and came up with a good well backed value for our property even though he was primarily working in another market in another part of the city.
We gave the listing to Barrie and he went to work in his effort to get the house ready for a weekend showing, one week away. He held an open house over two days and within two days after the open he had three offers. The house sold for $140,000.00 over the expectations that the local experts had told us we would be selling for. What a smooth transaction especially at a time when all of our emotions were running high. To this day we are thankful; we did our due diligence and maximized our selling price for a very special property that my parents worked a life time to achieve.
Thanks again Barrie" T.H., Vancouver
"...Barrie is one of a kind. When we were searching for our dream home, Barrie guided us through unfamiliar territory never pressuring us but always watching out for our welfare until we found exactly what we were looking for. When it came time for my husbands' mother to relocate it didn't enter our minds to think of anyone else but Barrie." P.C., Port Coquitlam
"Once again, thank you for your professional and knowledgable service. I have always enjoyed working with you and appreciate the your honest approach. We will look forward to having you handle our next real estate transaction." B. Currie., Surrey, B.C.
"Barrie Vattoy is the best realtor in the Tri-cities. He has years and years of experience in the area, but also ensured we gained enough product knowledge to make smart decisions. We were out with him practically every weekend to explore all our options and he would never let us settle for less than what we wanted. We ended up with truly the house of our dreams at an excellent price in a neighbourhood where we are excited to raise our family." - L. & K. S., Tri Cities
"As a first time home buyer, starting the process of buying a place seemed like a daunting task. When I started working with Barrie, he assured me that house hunting did not have to be a complex ordeal. As my agent, he showed me the in's and out's of how the process works. He made sure I was always one of the first to see a new listing when it came on the market. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, he knew all the right questions to ask and the potential signs of danger when viewing a place. I developed a great relationship while working with him and have to say that if you pass up the opportunity for him to represent you, it will be one of the biggest mistakes you could make when trying to buy a place. His professionalism and knowledge made the process a fun and exhilarating experience, as it should be." TM, Burnaby
"Earlier in the year we decided to sell our townhouse. Barrie had helped me purchase it about 10 years ago. I was happy with his service back then so when we made the decision to upgrade to a house I happily got in contact with Barrie again. As happy as I was with the townhouse purchase a decade ago I was even more happy this time. Selling and buying was a more complicated situation than buying my first home. Barrie patiently took us through all the steps. There was never any rush or pressure from Barrie. If anything there were times when Barrie made a point to slow us down a bit to make sure that we made the best decision possible for ourselves. Through his experience we feel that we got an excellent price for our townhouse and are excited that we purchased the house of our dreams at a very fair price. Barrie was always willing to take us out to look at as many places as we wanted. We always knew where we stood. He made sure we understood the process. With his help we felt that we had a very good understanding of the marketplace. This helped us feel very comfortable when making the offer we made to buy our new home. Barrie also helped us avoid overpaying on another property that we were quite interested in before we found our ideal home. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Barrie Vattoy to friends and family should they find themselves in need of a fantastic realtor." MC, Port Coq.