What My Client Say
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 was meticulous and diligent in my latest search for a new home, often pointing out things that I hadn’t thought of. His no-pressure style of doing business is a real pleasure. So far Andrew has helped me with one sale and two purchases, all of which have been completed without a single problem. When people ask me for the name of realtor in Victoria I always point them in Andrew’s direction because I know they will get top notch, insightful and attentive service along with integrity and honesty.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The service Andrew extended to my husband and myself was outstanding. Firstly, he gave sound, factual advice on the current market situation in Victoria, and then kept us informed on a regular basis despite the challenges of long distance negotiations. He calmly handled several trying situations that arose while we were renovating the property. Andrew was very patient, always answered his cell phone or returned our calls promptly. He is also very diplomatic and respectful of our opinions. We have dealt with several realtors, and I must say that Andrew is the ultimate professional and, from 2,118 miles away, we give him our highest recommendation.
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.
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.
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