In their words...
I came to Bowen Island for a visit and looked at places to live the island dream life and not just in summer. I fell for one. Vaune led me through the complex and for me at the time, overwhelming process with ease and compassion. She truly has my interest in mind. She gets the details that matter to finding the right home to match an entrepreneur. She has the networks and resources to get professional financial advice and clarification. She is ingenious in scenario creativity to make dreams come true! Thank you Vaune with all my heart!
Vanessa Wiebel ,CPCC , RST Entrepreneur
Vaune impressed us from the beginning with her professionalism, charisma and dedication. She worked hard, accommodating our interests and schedules making herself available week after week to guide us through the process of buying our first home together. Her business savvy was evident during negotiations and information gathering sessions. She was assertive, accountable and direct yet never pushy. She took the time to get to know us and our price range and respected our wishes while appropriately suggesting options we wouldn't have considered on our own. With Vaune's help we now live in a beautiful condo near Granville island. We honestly could never have found or bought this home without the real estate expertise Vaune brought to the table. Not only that, but Vaune had excellent connections with other professionals such as mortgage brokers and property inspectors. The referrals she provided made the entire process so much easier and resulted in us getting a ridiculously low mortgage rate. I would highly recommend Vaune to my friends, family and colleagues; to anyone needing a Realtor because I trust the quality of service she provides.
I have been through the process of buying/selling properties at least 10 times, and can unreservedly say that Vaune is the realtor I've liked working with the most by a long shot. She is most decidedly the hardest working realtor I know, and I simply love her personality and approach. She really had our interest at heart, and put that foremost in her dealings with us. Although the commission she stood to make on our modest purchase was comparatively paltry by Vancouver standards, she really put in time and effort to find us just the perfect place. Thanks so much, Vaune.
I can't say enough about how wonderful it was working with Vaune. Previous to finding her, we had another agent who was good at her job but couldn't comprehend what we wanted in a home. What bothered me most was that she wouldn't give personal opinion of things, such as whether a property was really worth the asking price, or whether she would feel comfortable with the terms if she were the one buying. She seemed only interested in making a sale. When we finally decided on a property, she left on vacation exactly when we most needed her. We had to call her overseas to go through the buying process, and it rapidly turned into a nightmare. The place we wanted to buy was found to be leaking and was not a good investment, yet she still would not admit it, even when our home inspector advised us against purchase. At that point we walked away from the deal, and then went looking for another agent.
The first thing I liked about Vaune was how she would give her personal viewpoint. She wasn't afraid to say a property wasn't worth the asking price, or that there might be a problem with certain homes we were interested in. She gave us both sides at all times and was not sales oriented at all, but rather, she put our needs and goals first. She understood our taste from the outset, and showed us homes that were exactly what we were looking for.
When it came to putting in an offer, it turned out we were in competition with other buyers. We were worried we would lose the house we'd searched so hard to find, but Vaune knew how to seal the deal. We got the house -- and at a price we were really happy with.
I highly recommend Vaune as an agent of integrity, honesty, know-how, and all-around beautiful person. And I know she will do just as good a job for others as she did for us.
Darlene Schmidt, happy home owner!