MEDALLION 2004, 2009, 2016, 2017, 2018, top 10% of Realtors, 15 YRS EXPER, 400 SALES, A CONSISTENT TOP PRODUCER, EASTSIDE, WESTSIDE HOMES, DEDICATED SERVICE WITH 1% REALTY, OVER 400 SALES, TOP PRODUCER, PROVIDING EXCELLENT SERVICE IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA, WEST SIDE, EAST SIDE, BBY. SPECIALIZING IN SINGLE FAMILY HOMES,TOWNHOUSES AND CONDOS.
A slow start to the year but then SUDDENLY all my 1 bdrms and studios have offers on them. So if you have something to sell, the market is active. Prices are reflective of the market but at least its active. HOUSES IN EAST VANCOUVER ARE HOT NOW. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT SIGN IS ON YOUR LAWN, IT WILL SELL FOR TOP DOLLAR. CALL ME, DON'T PAY FULL COMMISSION!!
THE KEY TO SUCCESS IN TODAY'S MARKET IS PRICING. Call me for a market evaluation and I'll show you how I pinpoint prices and get fast sales!!! Buyers want value, market value so this is no time to add extra just to see how you will do. That small extra can make the difference between selling and sitting. I'll price your home right on, sell it quickly, get you top market value, and I'll do it for a minimum $7,950.00 and save you thousands of dollars. You will be HAPPY about the results!!! 14 yrs now in 1%, and 15 yrs total in the business and over 400 properties sold, I've seen almost everything and know how to price a property and how to negotiate and most important, how to sell for top dollar.
Consistently a Top Producer in 1% and within the Real Estate Board, with 13 yrs of real estate experience specializing on the Westside, Downtown and Eastside. Whether you are buying or selling a home, there are two things you can need to depend on...results and honesty.
Having lived in Vancouver for over 28 years, I know this area. I have a Medallion Club standing for several years including 2005, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017 which is in top 10% of all realtors in the lower mainland, and high sales every year, 1 or 2 below Medallion each year. I have over 400 combined sales, even though there's only 75 sold's showing under my name,( a company max that we can display) in the last 14 years. I also have a Management and Marketing Diploma, a 2 year Psychology Certificate, and an enormous amount of experience in Sales and Customer Service, Real Estate, marketing and management. I offer excellent communication skills, a patient ear for listening, a savvy knowledge of negotiating and most of all honesty and integrity. I work long hours and I am rewarded by happy customers.
I have many references from not only very happy sellers who saved thousands with full service, but also from buyers who I gave patient and continuous service, steering them from danger and unreasonable prices when possible and never pressuring them. Also with all of my experience of handling hundreds of contracts I used that experience to negotiate a great deal for them.
I am 100% committed to making sure all of your real estate needs are met and not only will I provide full service real estate services (full MLS exposure, mls.ca, realtylink.org, Real Estate Weekly, numerous pictures, signage, info box, showings, open houses......I am there for inspections, appraisals, key delivery...absolutely everything) for thousands of $$$$ less than the competitors. I will always have a smile, energy and enthusiasm, and prompt service for you.
I am available daily, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm at 778 858 7778, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I also have all the back up you need. I know mortgage brokers, notaries, a list of very qualified inspectors for you to choose from, contractors and handymen, moving men, cleaners, oil tank removal companies. anything you need done before the sale to get the top dollar, and anything you need afterwards as well. I will provide them all with my service.
I CONTINUE EDUCATION THROUGH THE REAL ESTATE BOARD YEARLY SO I CAN PROTECT YOU WITH MY CONTRACT KNOWLEDGE. I HAVE READ OVER A 1000 CONTRACTS, CAN READ THEM UPSIDE DOWN AND BACKWARDS, I KNOW WHICH CLAUSES BELONG AND WHICH DON'T. I HAVE WALKED THROUGH ALONG SIDE INSPECTORS OVER 600 INSPECTIONS. I HAVE SEEN HOMES BEING REBUILT STUDS OUT, REFACED, RE DECKED, RENOVATED, OIL TANKS REMOVED AND REMEDIATED. I THINK I HAVE BEEN APART OF ALMOST EVERYTHING TO DO WITH HOUSING. CONDOS, I HAVE SEEN THEM IN MANY STATES OF DISREPAIR, AND NOW SEE MANY OF THEM FIXED. THIS KNOWLEDGE ALONG WITH KNOWING THE MARKET INSIDE AND OUT HAS GIVEN ME A KEEN SENSE IN PRICING AND I HAVE DEVELOPED A WAY OF NAILING DOWN THE MARKET VALUE.
I PROVIDE 100% SERVICE, AND GIVE YOU MY GUARANTEE, WHETHER YOU JUST NEED AN AGENT FOR SELLING OR YOU ALSO WANT TO BUY AS WELL, I HAVE THE EXPERIENCE YOU NEED. SHREWD NEGOTIATING SKILLS, BIG SMILES, EVERYTHING RIGHT DOWN TO THE KEY DELIVERY. I WILL BE THERE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. READ ON FOR MORE INFORMATION.
2018. I HAVE SOLD ALMOST EVERYTHING, CALL ME TO LIST AND SELL!!!
A busy year with some serious changes int he Real Estate market. I saw the downturn coming, I warned all of my clients and sent market updates to them. Because of that, i sold several properties for more than they would have received even 4 months later. Today the market is still going down on the West side, and I advise my clients to adjust their property for today's market, rather than waiting for next years market which almost every study shows, will keep going down.
A LIST OF PROPERTIES i HAVE SOLD 2018:
-250 e 6th, a great price, everyone was happy!!
-618 Abbott st nice rental unit, a good price for this condo
-4350 w 2nd ave great old timer, lot value, sellers took my advice right before the news started to say the market was turning, everyone was happy with the price and commission savings.
-1551 w 11th. sold this unit and netted the sellers 74k more than an identical neighbor on the other side of the building, perhaps 20k difference in my unit, but the extra 54k I netted my sellers???
-1990 Dunbar sold this condo for an excellent price per sq ft, considering it faced 4th ave, it was a solid rental investment.
-550 Pacific great price per sq ft for this unit , facing a parking lot with applications of building right in front so it would lose its view.
-1575 w 49 older home with 90's reno, sold this right before the market turn down. great price, great commission savings
-1199 Seymour fabulous price per sq ft for this condo
-1284 w 8th ave great price for this townhouse
-1925 w 2nd ave i got a price for this one bdrm that was hard to beleiee, the sellers were elated!! amazing price per sq ftge
-654 w 6th 654 w 6th Ave listed at $929,000 because the previous sold just 2 doors down from them in their same complex with the same lay out sold for $830,000 in June 2017. So we thought adding 12% more would do it. We had multiple offers and it sold for $1,016,000, plus I saves the sellers $19,000 in commission. Then I sold them into a house in Delta, negotiated a deal, 50k under asking and then got another 10k off after inspection.
-274 Murphy Drive Tsawwassen I sold my buyers into this house, the sellers from 654 w 6th ave, i negotiated a deal the agent said the seller would not give to anyone else previously then got another 10 k off after inspection. ( i make my experience work for my buyers)
-351 13728 108 TH AVE multiple offers
IF YOU HIRE A FULL COMMISSION REALTOR YOU ARE GIVING YOUR MONEY AWAY. IN THIS MARKET ANY PROPERTY THAT STANDS, AND HAS A ROOF AND WINDOWS SELLS FOR TOP DOLLAR, TRUST ME!!!!
IF PRICED PROPERLY, EXPECT YOUR PROPERTY TO SELL ANYWHERE FROM 1 TO 3 WEEKS, DEPENDING ON THE PROPERTY, AREA AND SIZE. I HAVE SOLD ALL OF MY LISTINGS MOST WITH TOP DOLLAR PRICES BEATING OTHER COMPARABLE'S SALES AND SAVING SELLERS MORE, NETTING THEM MORE..THAT IS KEY.( READ MY HAPPY CUSTOMER COMMENTS) Remember I have over 400 Happy Customers, only a few are shown, but I have over 400: houses, duplex's, townhouses, condos, freehold, leasehold, co-op.
( NUMBERS AND $$ PER SQ FTG'S DO NOT LIE, DON'T LET OTHER AGENTS FOOL YOU) I CAN SHOW YOU THE NUMBERS:
MORE SALES 2017:
2017 was a crazy year. Just when we thought condo prices couldn't go higher, they did, and house prices stayed low for the whole year. I had so many multiple offer situations, out of the last 12 sales, 9 had multiple offers, one with over 14 offers that took it $100,000 over asking. Others went $40,000, $60,000, $80,000 over.
HERE ARE A FEW OF THE BEST in 2017 but there are too many to mention;
2$ 1235 w 10th ave. WOW, this 2 bdrm had the largest turn out I have seen in a long time. 80 groups through, I sent the document package to 50 groups, and 12 offers came in and we sold it for $89,000 over asking. It went far past what the seller and I expected and everyone was thrilled.
101 2195 w 5th ave, 1 bdrm, Gorgeous patio condo in a rainscreened building. we had a huge turn out, and multiple offers. 40 groups at least, and sold it for $603000 a price I am proud of. The unit needed a renovation but the patio send the price up.
106 1922 W 7TH AVE, A 2 bdrm, 2 bath, with a huge private fenced yard facing south on a quiet street. Sounds good doesn't it? Well hundreds thought so as well. Now it was a complete reno project, neglected for 30 years, but I send the documents package to over 60 groups, and looked after showings all week and 4 inspections. Got 14 offers and sold the property for $100,000 over asking ( does that sound like full service, and does it sound like agents cooperate?) I say so!!
206 2520 Manitoba st, a nice 2 bdrm 2 bath, but facing the busy street of Broadway,. We priced it aggressively but we stil got several offers and we sold it for $20,000 over asking. That was for 839$ a sq ft compared to the unit sold above by full commission realtors at $802 a sq ft. do the math, at a 1000 sq ft, that a lot of extra money and don't forget the $15,000 in saved commission on top of that. The sellers used me to test and see if 1% really worked and he was so impressed hes written me a fabulous reference and is sending me to his friends ( see reference below)
5 more sales , too many to type.....
2016 SALES: TOO MANY, HERE ARE A FEW:
27 1201 LAMEY'S MILL RD, $1,042,500 (NOV SALE) THIS IS A GORGEOUS, 1600 SQ FT, WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS. ASSESSMENTS COMING UP THOUGH, AND LEASE ONLY TILL 2040, A HARD SELL BUT ITS DONE, THE SELLER IS EXTREMELY HAPPY AND A LONG TERM CLIENT OF MINE
3# 1859 W 5TH AVE $680,000 (OCT SALE) MULTIPLE OFFERS ON THIS UNIT, A REALLY GOOD PRICE FOR AN OLDER BUILDING WITH NO DEPRECIATION REPORT.
2801 1199 SEYMOUR ST, $577,400 MULTIPLE OFFERS, (SEPT SALE)1 BDRM AND DEN WITH GORGEOUS VIEWS OF THE OCEAN AND CITY.
2505 1495 RICHARDS ST (SEPT SALE) 1BDRM AND DEN, SOME WATER VIEW, ORIGINAL CONDITION $800,000, MULTIPLE OFFERS
305 1990 DUNBAR ST, (AUG SALE) $548,000 MULTIPLE OFFERS, SMALL 2 BDRM, 2 BATH W RENTALS ALLOWED,
103 2110 CORNWALL AVE, (AUG SALE) 1 BDRM, FACING THE BEACH WITH A NICE PATIO BUT VERY NOISY AND DARK, TOP DOLLAR $460,000, MULTIPLE OFFERS
104 1922 W 7TH AVE, (JUNE SALE) 2 BDRM, 1.5 BATH, 965 SQ FT, 37 YRS OLD, 2 LEVEL NO DEPRECIATION REPORT, $688,000 MULTIPLE OFFERS BRINGING THE SALE PRICE OF THIS BUILDING UP HIGHER FOR OTHER SELLERS. ALSO ON THE HEELS OF A FULL PRICED REALTOR WHO TRIED TO SELL THE UNIT RIGHT BEFORE ME WITH BISMAL RESULTS.
2310 161 W GEORGIA ST. A 2BDRM, 2 BATH, WITH VIEWS OF THE CITY & MOUNTAINS. WE ACHIEVED THE HIGHEST PRICE PER SQ FT IN THAT BUILDING TO DATE.
215 2228 MARSTRAND AVE. IN ARBUTUS WALK WE PRICED IT AGGRESSIVELY HIGHER THAN ANY PREVIOUS SALE AND STILL GOT MULTIPLE OFFERS.
440 W 20TH. A NICE CIRCA 1900'S HOME, WITH SOME HERITAGE QUALITIES, BUT ON A SHORT LOT OF 115. I RECEIVED ABSOLUTELY TOP DOLLAR FOR THAT HOME ON THAT LOT AND REALLY SAVED THE SELLERS A LOT OF COMMISSION ON TOP OF THAT.
202 1586 W 11TH. THIS VERY NICE 2 BDRM, 2 BATH CONDO IN A SMALL BOUTIQUE BUILDING, I AGAIN PRICED THIS UNIT HIGHER PER SQ FT THAT OUR COMPARABLE'S GAVE US, AND YET WE HAD 7 OFFERS IN AND WE SOLD IT 60K ABOVE ASKING
1987 MCNICOLL ST, A 3 STORY 1/2 DUPLEX IN KITS POINT, SOLD FIRM IN 3 WEEKS, 2,575,000 PROVING THAT I CAN SELL IN THE HIGHER END, EXCLUSIVE NEIGHBORHOODS AND SELL FOR TOP DOLLAR AND SAVING THE SELLERS $50,000 IN COMMISSION AS WELL.
1333 W GEORGIA, SOLD FOR TOP $$ PER SQ FT BY FAR.
456 MOBERLY (SAME PRICE PER SQ FT FACING THE GARDEN AS THE FRONT UNIT WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO THE MARINA)
1082 W 8TH, SOLD HIGHER AS A DARK NARROW UNIT THAN THE UNITS WITH WINDOWS AND LIGHT:
313 1728 ALBERNI ST, OVER ASKING FROM THE FIRST OPEN HOUSE (671$ A SQ FT, 50$ HIGHER THAN ANY OTHER SALE IN THE BUILDING),
413 1728 ALBERNI BLEW THE ROOF OFF THE PRICE PER SQ FTGE IN THAT BUILDING, I HOLD THE RECORD BY FAR!!!
306 1750 W 10TH SOLD AT THE FIRST OPEN HOUSE WITH MULTIPLE OFFERS, (SELLER NETTED 100 K MORE THAN HER NEIGHBOR WITH THE SAME CONDO, ONLY THE NEIGHBOR PUT IN 130 K IN RENO'S, MY SELLER PUT IN 30 K)
1288 MARINASIDE SOLD THE FIRST OPEN HOUSE WITH A VERY STRONG OFFER,
1065 SCANTLINGS SOLD FOR A VERY STRONG OFFER ON THE FIRST WEEK,( LEASEHOLD, ANOTHER PRICE RECORD IN THE BUILDING)
110 2080 Maple st sold the first open house, 6 offers,
4377 W 16TH SOLD WITH 14 OFFERS, AND ALMOST $200,000 ABOVE ASKING,
1184 E 11TH SOLD FOR 60,000$ ABOVE ASKING, AND 2
120 W 2ND SOLD AT THE FIRST OPEN HOUSE, ON THE 1ST DAY.
CALL ME, MEET ME, I CANS HOW YOU WHY I SELL PROPERTIES THE WAY I DO!!
I CAN GO ALL THE WAY BACK TO 2004!!!
YOU HAVE TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THE MLS SYSTEM:
WHOEVER PUTS THE SIGN ON YOUR LAWN, REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU SELL WILL GET THE CALLS FROM THE BUYER. THAT IS HOW THE MLS SYSTEM WORKS! DON'T LET ANY OTHER AGENT TELL YOU ANY DIFFERENTLY, ITS SIMPLY HOW THIS SYSTEM IS SET UP AND ITS WHY I CAN SELL YOUR HOME FOR TOP DOLLAR AND NET YOU MORE BECAUSE ITS DESIGNED THAT WAY. IT'S HOW THE AGENT WRITES THE AD, THE PICTURES, THE FLOOR PLAN, THE MARKETING SKILLS THAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE NOT THE COMMISSION ON THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. BUYERS MAKE THE DECISION TO BUY, IN A SELLERS MARKET OR A BUYERS MARKET, BUYERS ALWAYS MAKE THAT DECISION.
PS. IF YOU HAVE AN OLD HOME, OR A BUILDING LOT, CALL ME. YOU WILL RECEIVE TOP DOLLAR, SELL QUICKLY AND PAY MUCH LESS. THERE IS NO NEED TO PAY FULL COMMISSION ON ANYTHING!! MANY BUILDERS CALL DIRECTLY TO THE PERSON WHO HAS THE SIGN ON YOUR LAWN.
REFERENCES: I have copied and pasted a few below, some very recent so take a look.
Buyers, let my experience help you find exactly what you are looking for with confidence. I negotiate excellent prices for my sellers, so hire me to negotiate for you!!!!
Only an experienced agent with years of experience and all the sales to back it can write up a contract that protects you and works for you. AND NEGOTIATE? How else can someone negotiate a good price for you if they rarely negotiate.??? With almost 380 sales under my belt I know how to work a negotiation. EXPERIENCE MATTERS, MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT!! I have met many realtors who say they have been in the business for 25 yrs, yet many make alot of mistakes.
I CAN PROVIDE A HUNDRED REFERENCES UPON REQUEST JUST ASK :)
Thank you April, you were amazing!
"Working with April has made this sale pain-free. She was responsive and helpful every step of the way. In short, she worried about all the details, so I didn't have to. As an expert in my area, she helped me sell quickly, but still made sure I got a good price. Next time I move, I'll definitely be calling April."
Having April sell our condo was the best decision we could of made.
From the moment of meeting her it quickly became apparent that this lady knows her stuff she had an air about her that makes you feel comfortable immediately. The advice and information she gave us was invaluable to our situation.
She has so much experience in what buyers want and she could quickly communicate to us how we could effectively and inexpensively get our place into that "showroom condition".
We put it on the market at the highest price that we thought we could get for it and within 7 days it was snapped up for just under asking.
The price /square foot was a record for the building were in and not only that we got this amazing service for a fraction of the cost of what the big realtor companies charge.
Robert and Arek
August 5, 2014
On behalf of my mother, I would like to thank you for the expeditious sale of her West End apartment.
The decision to engage your services was easily our best financial move of this year, as you saved her fully one-half of the regular commission while providing the same service as a full-price agent.
You were a pleasure to work with and I thank you for having my mother's interest at heart throughout the whole sale process.
Please feel free to use this email as my reference for your work, or your prospective clients can contact me at my home number which you are at liberty to give.
"It took us months to find our eventual home, with multiple bids, high stress and lost hope all part of the experience. All the while, April stayed positive, coaching us and staying focused on our goal of finding a property that fit our budget and approach to life. Both realtors really listened to what we wanted in a home and strived to see we got it. We highly recommend her"
Quoting Sanjay Khanna
June 14, 2007
April, we (Shaila and
John) can’t thank you enough for all of the hard work you did for us over the
past three months. From the very beginning you were up front, honest, punctual,
patient, and most importantly, you weren’t afraid to speak your mind. If you
saw something worth noting at a property you pointed it out to us right away
(i.e. “… there are no flashings on this building” or “… look at the way they’ve
done this floor, it’s horrible!”). These qualities helped us avoid near
disasters in the crazy housing market that is
We also appreciate how you were always available to us, even when you were on vacation! Whenever there was a listing we wanted to view or if we had any questions regarding a property, we knew that if we sent you an e-mail or left you a message that you would get back to us in a timely manner. In short, you were always there when we needed you.
Sincerely,Shaila Merchant John Tamkee