We have worked with Rick and his team as purchasers and sellers over the past year after our move from the burbs to east van. Thanks to Rick’s sincerity, patience and experience, he made this a pleasant ‘no pressure’ business experience. His communication and follow-up was always timely and then there is the wine and cheese! The best thing is that we’ve not only built a lasting professional relationship, but we can also count Rick as a welcoming…and uber cool friend in our new neighbourhood.
After searching for a realtor and interviewing several, we decided that Rick was a great fit for the sale of our Strathcona home on Jackson. His market Knowledge for both the sale and the purchase of our new home in Mount Pleasant
Thanks to Rick and Dwayne I was able to sell my house in 10 days!
I have been working with Rick since 1997 and he has successfully steered me through fifteen property purchases or sales. I have always been successful in getting what I wanted because of his in-depth knowledge of the market; appropriate pricing and bidding strategies; things to watch out for; and smooth and thorough execution of the entire process - his advice is priceless and he's not afraid to tell the truth or walk away from a deal.
Rick also helped me buy into Strathcona, where I lived for ten years, and restored a 1905 “Heritage B” home. I loved it. Its’ proximity to downtown, the biking, walking, and gardening vibe, the wonderful neighbours with diverse interests and talents, and of course, the turn of the century stock make it a very special place to live.
I have since moved three more times on the Westside; two places in Kits, and am now in MacKenzie Heights: and each time Rick has found me the right house for my changing needs.
I have referred friends and family to Rick countless times, and they too, have always been impressed with his advising abilities, his keen eye for "what could work", his style, and patient attitude that allows his passion for real estate to shine through.
This guy knows his tomatoes! As first time home buyers, Rick's experience and relaxed manner made us feel at ease in the Vancouver market. He took our buying needs and priorities into consideration to help us understand how we would feel both spatially and financially in our new home.
Dear Rick: Belated thanks for a job well done. We appreciated your personal warmth, professional expertise and attention to detail. Thank you for making the sale of our home a success.
Rick has been my real estate agent since he began selling real estate and I began buying it - some 30 years ago. With his guidance, I've bought and sold some 17 houses. Everyone has been a profitable undertaking. Rick is knowledgeable, has great instincts about matching the right house with the right buyer, and his first concern is always doing right by the client, and every member of his team shares those values and abides by them. In an industry that can be shark infested, they are a class act.
I cannot thank you enough for making this Real Estate experience so pleasant. Fun, even! Not only are you the best Realtor EVER, you are the coolest neighbour too!
I would like to express my great satisfaction in working with Rick Stonehouse and team. As a person familiar with the industry I can tell that Rick’s team is a standout. I have known them for approximately 4 years and very impressed with their track record and integrity. It is hard to find a realtor who works with buyers with as much patience, dedication and attention to detail as when working with sellers. I like them both as people, they have very accommodating personalities. It was a pleasant, personal and calm, yet effective experience, very far away from a “working with the realtor” stereotype. The communication was sharp, fast and efficient, and in the end, we like our new house and love the neighborhood!
"A short note Dwayne, to thank you for all the hard work you put into helping me track down just the right Vancouver condo. It was a tough decision especially for me being across the globe but after a flurry of emails and faxes, you were able to snag me a great 2 bedroom suite in Yaletown. I love it. Thanks so much for making everything as smooth as possible." Robert M., Sydney, Australia
Shaun Gregory has been a perfect gentleman on all our conversations and instructions.We have asked him to help us with many items we thought were important to us and he responded very quickly with a jolly smile and a can do attitude . Very happy to have his very good and kind help in the future on another property.
"Dwayne was patient with my idiosyncrasies and sometimes indecision. He lived up to his motto by never putting pressure on me or pushing me for sale."Molly P.
We've had the pleasure of working with Rick several times and he consistently exceeds our expectations. It's not just a job for him, real estate is a passion. He's just as enthusiastic as you are to find the property that best suits your wants & needs. Rick's wealth of knowledge based his many years of experience are something that you count on. He is creative and objective and we strongly believe whether we've bought or sold he's always kept our best interest in mind. - Karli & Dick
The Stonehouse Team recently helped us sell our long-term home on the Gulf Islands. Not an easy task. Great combination of sensitivity to us as sellers and clear communication with the buyers made the process smooth and relatively free of stress. Highly recommend this Team, for their know-how and good humour.
Rick and his team worked tirelessly to market our small apartment building and generate maximum interest, which resulted in a large number of offers and a sale price beyond our wildest dreams. We found Rick’s advice to be spot on, and his aura of calm reassurance made the process virtually stress-free. We could relax, knowing that we were in experienced, capable hands. We’ll certainly recommend Rick and his team to all of our friends!