Testimonials

Over the years I have had the pleasure of working with some of the most wonderful people, helping them to sell their property or find their dream homes in Vancouver. Here are some of the kind words they have sent me as a result.

Video Testimonials

This video outlines the way I work with my clients, along with testimonials from 2 clients. If you would like to buy or sell real estate and need a professional consultation, please feel free to contact me any time.

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Written Testimonials

Jill and Mike Killeen

News Anchor, CTV British Columbia
As we prepare to pack… and soon unpack boxes in our beautiful new home, Michael and I wanted to extend a sincere thanks to you professionally and personally.

We were thrilled when we found you selling our “dream house.” And we were so impressed by the instant rapport that we hired you to sell our house. Yes, a double-ender but it worked!

We really believe you helped us “up our game” when it came to the staging of our home. Your professional approach to the marketing and sales made our house stand apart, and sell quickly. You were on top of communication and did your research on pricing in the area, and while we should have listened the first time ‘round, you guided us accordingly in the weeks that followed.

It was an absolute pleasure to work with you. I’d love to say we will look forward to doing business again soon… but I think we’ve found our dream home for the next 20 years! For others – family, friends and colleagues – looking to buy and sell, we HIGHLY recommend you!

Bark and Debra Purdy Kong

Mystery Series Author
Bark and I want to thank you again for the superb work you and your team did regarding the sale of our Yaletown condo. We were delighted with the quick sale at the best possible price. We really appreciate your expertise and the comprehensive information package you presented at our initial meeting. We’re grateful for the time you spent showing the condo for two days over one weekend and for helping us in the decision-making process. Your input was invaluable and your professionalism first rate. We would be delighted to work with you again in the future. Please feel free to use this as endorsement in whichever way you feel best.

Paul Head

I would like to thank you for the professional, expedient and caring way you recently sold my home. Having bought this residence with my late Father, I had many attachment issues, which you patiently acknowledged, as we moved through the sales process. Your helpful suggestions on preparing my home for Open House’s, prospective client private showings and the final sales process were all handled by you, with the utmost regard for my personal, and financial well being.

As I look toward the future, I recall a statement Gary made to me, upon leaving my home for the last time. “Paul, one door closes, and another will open” he stated. With that in mind, I would recommend Gary for any Real Estate transaction you may be contemplating. I for one, will be using Gary’s expertise in the future to open the door of my next home.

Ed Biggs and Deb Rudo

Retired
Deb and I want to express again our pleasure in working with you over the past months. When we decided to sell our condo it was clear to us, after meeting you and speaking with other agents, that you were the agent we wanted to work with. And working with you, again, to purchase our investment property, affirmed our positive experience. We found you be a smart, knowledgeable, extremely personable fellow who listens carefully, understands client needs as well as the Vancouver real estate market, and interacts well with everyone involved. With both of the projects we have worked with you on, you have been conscientious, detail-oriented, and gracious. Your interaction with other agents has reflected their respect for you and their pleasure working with you as well. We will happily recommend you to anyone looking for a highly professional realtor.

Rick Smith

Some friends of mine recommended Gary Serra based on their own personal experience working with him while they shopped for a home. Feeling that a personal reference was very important, I decided to meet Gary and I immediately knew he was the right man for the job. Gary presented himself professionally, but relaxed and confident. In my case, I was interested in neighbourhoods all over the lower mainland stretching from Downtown to Maple Ridge. For many agents, such a wide area may have seemed daunting, but Gary didn’t even blink an eye and was definitely up to the task.

As a first-time homebuyer, everything to do with house-hunting was completely new to me and Gary was able to help me understand everything that was going on. In many cases, he provided me with information I was curious about before I even asked! With a little hard work from both of us, and a lot of learning for me, I was able to find a home that was right for me and I attribute this success to Gary’s hard work and professionalism.

Looking forward, the most important question to be answered is would I work with Gary again in the future? The answer is easy; Gary exceeded almost all of my expectations and to me, there would be no-one else.

Brad McPhee

Financial Planner, Investors Group
Rarely do we find in life advisors that we can trust, who are both professional and personable at the same time. You embody my idea of the perfect Realtor. As a financial professional myself I understand all too well that it is not always about the numbers, our emotions are involved and certainly that is true when it comes to buying or selling our personal residence.

When I first made the decision to sell there was no doubt in my mind that you were the best person for the job. Your professionalism, your work ethic, your sincerity and your pleasant personality and sense of humour all meant that I would not just get a good professional but also it would be a pleasant experience and it was so.

The fact that you actually sold my apartment the day before the listing is amazing but it will not be that I remember. It will be the fact that I really felt you were looking out for my best interests and that the offer you presented to me was a good and fair offer so there was no need for the back and forth that so often happens in these transactions. I think this is due to your own personal understanding of your clients. When you presented the offer to me it was clear that you understood that I would prefer and react better to a solid reasonable best offer and I did. I believe both myself and the buyer benefitted as a result of your skills and ability.

Please accept this letter as a recommendation and if ever you have a prospect that would like to talk to a previous client please feel free to give them my e-mail and cell phone and I will be happy to relay my experience.

Thanks again for your good work.

Mary & Bill Pirie

We first contacted Gary Serra approximately 15 years when we were
interested in buying a condo in Vancouver. Due to unforeseen
circumstances, it turned out that was not a good time for us to buy. Five
years ago when we were ready, we remembered Gary because he had so impressed us
with his knowledge and his low-key, no-pressure approach. He patiently
helped us find exactly what we wanted. We recently used his services again
when we sold that condo. It was on the market for one week, we had
multiple offers, and we got considerably more than we were asking for it.
We would recommend Gary to anyone in the greater Vancouver area. He’s not
only an excellent realtor, he’s a fine person.