Hello! I have delighted in helping clients achieve their real estate goals in the Victoria area since 2006 and am grateful to live and work in this beautiful city. Through a results-oriented approach and by leveraging the best systems, tools and techniques, I work to ensure my clients remain well-informed and highly successful in making the best real estate decisions. I take pride in my work and am dedicated to providing the kind of exceptional service and guidance I myself would appreciate if buying or selling a home for the first time. My intention is to streamline the process and protect my clients from complications, so their experience is hassle-free from start to finish. My services are client-focused, informative, and provided in a friendly and easy-going manner, yet I’m firm and assertive when protecting and promoting client’s interests in their negotiations. Over the years, I have curated a set of effective and quality marketing materials and service providers to share with my clients. Much of my business these past years is through repeat and referred customers but I’m always happy to welcome new clients.
What my clients are saying…
Andrew Plank’s work as our Realtor was amazing. Based on what criteria we gave Andrew, he helped us find a beautiful property with a mortgage-helper. His negotiation skills are superb and fair to all involved. Andrew’s background in counselling also helps his clients, especially important when dealing with the purchase of property!
Moving from a more affordable Okanagan market to Victoria, my wife and I had to learn about the potential neighbourhoods for our family, adjust our expectations on price and availability, and get up to speed on common issues with older homes. This put us at an initial information disadvantage that could have been exploited by a real estate agent trying to simply ‘close a deal’. As luck would have it, we met Andrew. He always been very patient and honest, and has worked hard to understand our needs. After over a year of looking at homes, we my wife and I both consider Andrew Plank a friend. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Andrew to anyone looking for a patient and understanding realtor that is willing to invest the time necessary to help them find the right home.
I was very happy with your service and approach. You made the process of exploring my real estate options easy, low stress, and even fun. You used a practical approach, offered useful and relevant feedback, and were responsive to questions. In a nutshell you made the process easy and low stress.
The way that you handled the negotiation was excellent. You were frank and honest about what you thought but did not push us through the process. And getting 4500 off of the price in very tactful way was very good. I appreciated all the up front work that you did for us in such a short amount of time. But the other piece of it was that I felt less burdened by all the rest of the process once we put an offer in. I didn’t know how much work there would be, but you kept us on track and made sure we were aware of any major things. You let me know exactly what to ask of the strata council which made my life easier. And thanks again for coming here to video the place for us. You went above and beyond most realtors in doing that. N.P.
I would like to take a few minutes to thank-you for your assistance as our agent with the sale of the property. Having bought and sold four homes in the Victoria area over the last 27 years we can honestly say this last experience has without question gone smoother than any other previous sale. I attribute this to how professionally dedicated you are to your career as an Agent. At no time did we ever feel hurried or pressured to make decisions… to the contrary you advised us to move slowly while offering suggestions which made the experience much less stressful and yes at times humorous and enjoyable. This last point I had not noticed in other Agents and was very important to us…. following the acceptance of an unconditional offer while waiting for the completion and possession date you remained in contact ensuring we were still comfortable with our Sale. My past experience was this was the time previous Agents …. disappeared… feeling their obligation to the Client was over… also you always accepted my calls immediately … it never seemed to be a bad time to call. I will recommend your services whenever possible and once again thank-you for a job “well done”
We strongly would recommend you. We were impressed Andrew, and really appreciated your professionalism and the excellent service you provided. Your honest advice and timing to put our house on the market was right on! The recommendations and suggestions you gave us after the sale were also very helpful to keep focused. We strongly will recommend your services to others in need of an excellent Real Estate Agent.
Thank you so much for all of your help. Your walking me through each step made it a very straight forward process and your kind approach turned a scarey feat into a dream. I will certainly recommend you to my friends.
We were very fortunate to have Andrew acting for us on both the sale and purchase of homes last year. Our home was marketed effectively leading to a quick sale, and the details of the sale handled professionally. He took a great deal of time to determine our new home needs and searched out exactly the right property for us. We were able to buy our home in a competitive market solely due to Andrew’s diligence in bringing potential properties to our attention quickly. Now settled happily in the ideal home, we look forward to dealing with Andrew again on our next real estate transaction! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJtPFkkqgNU
Andrew turned our Estate Sale from a heartwrenching whirlpool of sudden loss, into a celebration of life lived with integrity. He advised us to use a pre-inspection to be very open and honest with the condition of the building, to make it easy for buyers to act with confidence. Instead of “staging” to make the house resemble something it was not, we had the windows professionally cleaned to best let it show its strengths, such as the garden view from the kitchen. We just removed the negatives and question marks, such as an uncertified wood stove, and left an inviting blank palette for the new owners. Because of Andrew’s skill at positioning the house to the right buyer, it sold quickly and well over the asking price. I have worked with many Realtors, and the quality I prize most is integrity. In a most difficult emotional environment, Andrew “herded the cats” with a gentle but persuasive hand. He guided us through the dark waters with great integrity, while upholding the dignity of all. Both buyer and seller were happy.
We were both pleased with the way that things panned out on both our purchase and our sale. We thought that you were respectful about our input but were open to telling us when you disagreed with our direction and why. Selling a home is an emotional experience and we appreciated your ability to manage our emotions to allow us to make the most appropriate financial decisions for our circumstances.
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