Eric helped me buy a condo on Commercial Drive way back in 2004. In 2015 he helped me sell it. Eric’s professionalism and compassion was highlighted for me by the way he helped me negotiate with my existing tenants, who thought they might want to buy the place. When that didn’t work out, he went above and beyond to work with their needs (physical limitations that made changing the apartment while they still lived there very stressful for them) while we did the necessary remodeling. I wanted the best price for my apartment,but I also wanted to take care of my tenants, who had become friends. Eric’s approach was thoughtful, kind and professional. So much so that my tenants/friends joked about claiming him as family.
Once I finally took the place to market, we had pre-emptive offers before it was even formally listed (Eric had done a lot of pre-marketing through his network). After one weekend of showings, we had multiple competing offers. Eric guided me through making the best decision and going back and forth a few rounds between prospective buyers. In the end we sold for well over asking, so much so that the buyer had some trouble getting the appraisal approved (Eric worked that problem too, with a positive outcome). I also had some complicated steps to go through because I had moved to the US (bringing in all sorts of fun non-resident tax issues) and here he really stepped up to get me the right advice, chase down people when things looked like they might go suddenly south and finally getting everything resolved with a minimum of fuss.
But! It’s not just that Eric gets results, he is also unfailingly clear, honest and direct and clearly cares most about his clients being happy with their outcomes rather than his potential commission. He brings a strong sense of integrity to all of his interactions and impressed me with his knowledge at every turn. Working in the high stakes, fast moving real estate market in Vancouver could have been terrifying and stressful, with Eric it was a genuine pleasure.