~ Chanelle D., Pitt Meadows
Buying New Townhouse
~ Chanelle D., Port Moody
~Andrew R., Vancouver
"We really appreciated your hard work, honesty and negotiation skills in getting us our place".
~ Yvonne L., Vancouver
~ J. Lee., Burnaby
High Level of Attention to Detail - From the time Steve walked through the door he was on the ball, observing a high degree of details on our behalf. Although he wasn’t acting in an inspector’s capacity, he pays close attention to code/inspection aspects when viewing houses. It was refreshing to see he treated each house viewing like it was for himself, immediately highlighting any issues of concern as well as the positives. Steve is very diligent and noticed many features/issues of the houses we viewed with him that we didn’t. This is particularly helpful as often when viewing a property the purchaser can have a ‘blinkered’ attitude especially if the property shows well and they are not being realistic.
Property Appropriateness Analysis – Steve had a firm grasp of what we were looking for and could make sound judgement on whether a property was likely to work for us or not rather than showing us any or all properties in a general price range or neighborhood. He was also able to advise us on whether the house was a good buy or not. Steve showed a genuine interest in helping us to find the right property. Steve drove the neighborhoods with us commenting on aspects of the properties that potentially affected offer price negotiations as well as potential effects on future resale value.
Excellent Information Source – As a first time buyer in BC, Steve proved himself to be an invaluable and reliable source of information about the housing market and house buying process generally. He also went the extra mile in gaining additional information from City officials on our behalf as well as prompting the seller’s realtor when he wasn’t performing as expected.
Excellent Communication Throughout The Whole Process – Steve is a top notch professional who kept us informed continually throughout the process with excellent advice and feedback.
Excellent Knowledge Base – Steve is extremely knowledgeable on all parts of the house buying process including identifying and explaining the potential for incurring additional costs.
~ D. & V. McDowall., Surrey
~ E. Goingo., Burnaby
"After my home had been on the market for 6 months without selling, i hired Steve Shields of Sotheby's Int'l Realty to market my home. His knowledge of the market, honest evaluation of my home and hard work got it sold fast. Steve used the interenet extensively, including virtual tours and worldwide websites to give my home as much exposure as possible. He held numerous open houses, REALTOR tours, neighbourhood flyers, and much more to help sell my home. His level of personal service was beyond expectations. In th eend, his creativeity helped piece together a deal that got me top dollar for my home and helped my find a great new investment property. There is no other REALTOR that i would recommend".
~ Marilyn S.
"We are both so impressed with Steve during the selling of our home. He marketed our home to local and internatonal markets for potential buyers. He followed up with agents after each showing to ascertain any interests or comments from prospects. We certainly felt he went above and beyond to sell out home. "
~ D. & R. Moser
"SOLD...in under 60 days...for exactly the amount he said he would get! Steve's ability to bring the right buyers into my home made the selling process easy. His marketing included listings on many site on the internet, open houses, newpaper advertising and more. While many othe rhomes in our neighborhood have not sold, Steve looked after all the details and sold mine fast. Right down to negotiating the deal, Steve looked after all the details, and made the process an enjoyabe and worry free one.
~ Phyllis R.