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…
Many thanks for your help with our housing follies! I appreciated your informed & candid approach, and your sensitivity to our needs. Regards, Will
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.
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”
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.
Working with Andrew was a very rewarding experience. I feel that Andrew put my interests first throughout the whole process. We looked at a number of options and I appreciated his honest feedback on each. He did not try to “sell” me on anything; he really wanted to help me find exactly what I was looking for. And I did.
Andrew is clearly an amazing realtor and very respected by his colleagues and clients. He is easy to talk to and fun to be around.
We have bought and sold houses in a number of Canadian markets, including London, Regina, Vancouver and Victoria. We have experienced many levels of service from real estate agents but our recent experience with Andrew Plank has given us the opportunity to benefit from the very best! Andrew assisted us in selling a house in Saanich east. The house sold in one day with multiple offers and we were able to obtain a price well above asking. The whirlwind sale was accomplished while we were out of the country, nevertheless, Andrew was able to make the transaction go as smoothly as it could possibly have gone. More recently, Andrew was able to assist us in finding the house that we spent many months searching for. In the current frenzied market conditions Andrew’s calm professional approach kept us from compromising by buying too quickly. He often pointed out how houses did not meet certain conditions we had ourselves set down at the outset of our search. Andrew’s solid knowledge of the wider Victoria and peninsula market was invaluable to us, as was his good-natured approach through many hours of travel throughout the region from Sooke to Land’s End. The house we purchased had several offers. In spite of the stiff competition, our offer was accepted. We have no doubt that our good fortune is in large measure due to the way Andrew presented himself and our offer. We have already referred a very good friend to Andrew and will continue to recommend him most highly to anyone who asks. Andrew is honest, open, adaptable, knowledgeable, patient and good-humoured. He is very simply an exceptional person who enjoys providing a professional service that is exceptionally important in the current real estate market in greater Victoria.
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 have bought and sold a few properties with Andrew, always with great results. He is a pleasure to work with and we would recommend him to everyone who is buying and/or selling.
Regarding the sale of my former home, I recall: – the sale was handled with the utmost professional care and consideration – the listing was very quickly and accurately produced, to maximize the potential of the house – you kept me fully informed, and in a timely fashion, of the progress of the sale, the offers, and the closing of the sale – you advised me of all considerations with the house and sale, and worked with me to secure my terms (such as the closing in the January of the new year, the handling of the tenants who were in the house) I am absolutely delighted with the sale of the house and the service that you provided in that sale.
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