People often ask me what areas I specialize in. Simply stated, I specialize in helping people recognise and achieve their real estate goals. It must be working, because much of my business these past years is through repeat and referred customers. By taking a results-oriented approach and by leveraging the best systems, tools and techniques, I work to ensure you remain well-informed and highly successful in making your real estate dreams come true. I take pride in my work and am dedicated to providing you with the kind of exceptional service and guidance I myself would appreciate if I were buying or selling a home. My intention is to streamline your process to keep it uncomplicated and hassle-free from start to finish. My services are client-focused and provided in a friendly and easy-going manner, yet I’m firm and assertive when protecting and promoting your interests in negotiations.
What My Client Say
If you are looking for an effective realtor you can trust, then Andrew is the agent for you! He is a true professional offering a thorough knowledge of the market as well as really listening to the client’s wishes and providing the perfect balance of advice without being pushy. Andrew sold my townhome in record time in a tough market and I would not hesitate to recommend him. He can be relied upon to get the job done and true to his word, he achieves this goal by combining modern tools with old-fashioned service!
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.
Andrew, We will certainly be putting your name “out-there” to our friends and colleagues as an excellent choice for a real estate agent. Your communication with us was consistent, positive, not-overwhelming, helpful. Your timing was very good. I just looked back at the emails that lead to us purchasing our new home and it started with an email from you Monday morning saying ‘you should take a look at this.’ I appreciated getting the heads-up when something was coming on the market you thought we’d like. And I appreciated that you were able to match your presence/commitment to our level of presence/commitment. When we first engaged in this process we weren’t ready to buy or really even spend that much time looking. As we ramped up interest, so did you. I also appreciated that you made time for us at times that weren’t necessarily ideal for you. There’s a level of personal sacrifice that was evident.
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.
Our work required us, late in the fall, to move to the Victoria area from Ontario. Andrew set up a system by which we received listings that matched the areas we had asked for, the price range we could afford and the type of property we were looking for. Andrew worked hard to keep us ahead of a very fast moving market. In addition to this Andrew offered us advice to look beyond some of our boundaries, explaining why and how these options could be beneficial for us. He was never pushy, but always intelligently informative and thoughtful. We received a call from Andrew one day telling us of a property, about to be listed, that fitted nearly all our original criteria. He counselled swift action and a strong offer. He set up a house inspection, arranged for a relative to look it over, and then took Lucy through the house when she flew over to view the place. Within a very few days of listing we had made an offer which was accepted. The ideal house had been found. Andrew continued to work for us, helping with legal connections, checking background information and making the whole process smooth from a distance. We could not recommend anyone more confidently than Andrew Plank to help you find your next home.
My wife and I have bought and sold several properties in several provinces with varying levels of satisfaction with the services provided by the realtors we had carefully chosen. We were tremendously appreciative of the service we received from Andrew Plank and his supporting staff. His understanding of the current Victoria real estate market, and his strategic approach to sales in our neighbourhood proved to be invaluable! His marketing plan was clear, systematic and effective. Since our property sold within six days of listing, and above asking price, we can only confirm our earlier opinion that Andrew has superior negotiating skills, and is undoubtably one of the best realtors serving Victoria. His pleasant demeanour (during our almost daily communications), patience and overall good humour enhanced each step of the home buying and selling experience. We were never in doubt that he was looking after our best interests at all times. Andrew guided us patiently and effectively through each of the electronic processes, his professionalism apparent at each step. We would have no hesitation at all in recommending Andrew to anyone who is looking for a specialist in the real estate market who will look after their best interests during the home buying and selling process. We certainly will use his services again should the opportunity present itself!
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’s humor, wit and calm, professional manner eased the stress of shopping for a home. I happily suggest him to anyone looking for a home and will use him again if the need arises.
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 and I are moved in to our new condo and are very happy and excited. We are also happy and relieved we were able to get moved in before baby’s arrival. Thank you for your excellent work in helping to make this happen for us. We really appreciate all your advice, time and support.
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