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We are so grateful to have met and had the chance to work with Alan and Lori. They stuck with us on our LONG journey to find just the exactly right place for our family. We never once felt pressured or hurried by them and always felt like they truly had our best interests at heart. They are both extremely knowledgeable and thorough in their work. When it came time to sell our own place, they gave us great advice and helped us to ensure all the details were in place to make an excellent sale which was 8% over asking! Their kind, patient and friendly manner and personalities helped to ease our nerves throughout the intense/stressful buying and selling process. We would highly and whole heartedly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home or property!
- Katie & Jacobo
As first-time homebuyers, my wife and I had a lot of questions and uncertainty with the process. Lori and Alan were very patient and helpful, and made sure to take the time to explain everything to us in detail. We very much appreciated their expertise and would recommend them to anyone looking to buy a home!
- Arvand Saffari & Chloe B.
Alan and Lori were great REALTORS® to deal with in a very intense and fast paced real estate market. They are very professional; taking the time to ensure that we understood the pros and cons of several properties we looked at. They pointed out flaws that weren't obvious to us and (gently) steered us toward a choice we are happy with. It's hard to overstate how well they represented us. We enthusiastically recommend them.
- Evan Gatehouse & Diane Selkirk
We chose Alan and Lori to sell our property after interviewing several realtors. We were confident with their objective, accurate assessment of market conditions and property values, and their comprehensive marketing plan. From that interview through the sale process they have been unfailingly professional, patient and gracious. The wealth of experience and exceptional communication that they provide alerted us to issues, identified excellent resources, and assisted us in making good decisions along the way. We relied on them to look after our best interests and to guide us through the sale process. We highly recommend the great team of Lori and Alan to all prospective clients.
- Chris & Art
Lori Pettigrew and Alan Yasin did an absolutely outstanding job in selling our condo in Kitsilano. They guided us through every step of the process with a level of professionalism and commitment that went far beyond expectations. Their in-depth understanding of the market, superb research, and attention to detail was truly remarkable. Not only did their work result in our significantly exceeding expectations in the final selling price but also in the time between going on the market and closing. Most importantly, they were fun to work with.
- Mark Alexander BA MBA CHRP
Five Stars Out of Five! I highly recommend Lori and Alan, and I would give them six stars if we could! They have helped us with the purchase of two homes, and the recent sale of our condo. Lori and Alan have spent countless hours answering our questions, giving us advice, coming with us to Open Houses, etc. They are hardworking, patient, kind, trustworthy, and honest. Lori and Alan go above and beyond for their clients, both during and after the sale/ purchase is over. It was a pleasure having them as our Realtors, and we would never want to deal with anyone else!
- Helen & Jasper Hodson
I recently sold my condo in Burnaby with the help of two fine realtors, Lori Pettigrew and Alan Yasin. I was most impressed by their honesty, professionalism, and willing attitude. They carefully explained the current practices in real estate marketing and told me what they believed to be the best way to market my property. They worked with me to make a marketing plan that would suit me, and were transparent about their methods and clear in their explanations, always respectful of my questions and my point of view.
As we began to work together on getting the property sold, their experience and knowledge were invaluable. Throughout the selling process, both were present for preparation, showings, and negotiations, but each of them brought something special to the service they offered me. Lori has a wonderful talent for staging and marketing, and Alan demonstrated remarkable skill as he steered the sales process through some very complex situations. I observed that beyond their basic real estate expertise, Lori and Alan showed a keen instinct for timing and buyer motivation.
Lori and Alan worked ceaselessly to get my condo sold. They did not omit any detail of the marketing plan. Even when they obtained multiple offers for my condo, they continued to encourage and obtain multiple back-up offers. I sold my property in less than two weeks, above the list price.
Lori Pettigrew and Alan Yasin are a credit to their profession, and I am pleased to recommend them. They are trustworthy, knowledgeable, and hard working. I can't imagine that anyone could have done a better job for me in selling my condo.
- Nina S.
Dear Mr. Peerless:
Recently, I took possession of my new home.
The purchase of this property was a journey that began when I first moved to Vancouver 2 years ago. But of most significance is that it was accomplished through the service provided by two of your outstanding real estate agents, Lori Pettigrew and Alan Yasin.
Actually I had just met this team a few months prior to the purchase after having been through different companies and agents. But it was not until I met Alan and Lori that I was confident that I finally had a winning combination that would result in me purchasing again.
I highly commend this real estate team from Dexter Associates. They are professional in all aspects and I applaud them.
Working together as a team was unique and something that I valued very much. They both complement each other and provided comprehensive and complete information for me to make a well-informed decision. Viewing a property with both of them was actually fun!
They knew my tastes and distastes but also they could point out positive and negative features in a property that I did not see nor think about.
Their service was comprehensive from those endless searches, making appointments for viewings, for the actual walkabout in each property, making recommendations for mortgage brokers, for insurance, for contacting strata management, for providing information on the new federal tax incentives…the list goes on.
Their communication was open, positive, clear and respectful at the same time non-obtrusive! That is remarkable! They kept in constant communication throughout the whole process and even when they presented me with the keys on the 29th and a beautiful Italian gourmet food basket, they still kept in contact to make sure everything is moving smoothly and ask if there was anything else they can do. This is not lip service but truly authentic.
I have no hesitation to recommend Dexter Associates Realty and Lori and Alan. I congratulate you Mr. Peerless for having created a corporate culture that is representative of Lori and Alan.
Because of my respect, admiration and confidence of these two exceptional real estate agents, I hold them in high esteem and will recommend them!
- Dr. Ralph Vigna
I highly recommend Lori and Alan to be your real estate agents when buying or selling a home. They are incredibly responsive, tenacious, and thorough — we are very grateful for their help in getting our terrific new condo!
I admit we were a little intimidated by the prospect of buying our new home in the totally crazy real estate market in Vancouver, but Lori and Alan put us at ease and at the same time helped/urged us to act fast, yet smart. They know the market inside and out; they educated us and walked us through what to expect, worked with us on best offering strategy and were patient and very responsive when answering all our follow-up questions.
In addition to their impeccable knowledge of the real estate industry, some of the great things about Lori and Alan are their attention to detail and absolute sincerity.For us shopping as a couple, we loved working with a couple and getting both male and female perspectives and advice. They truly go above and beyond to serve their clients throughout the entire process! Even after we got the keys, Lori and Alan have been in touch and assured for help, any guidance or information. I’d work with them for any future real estate needs and recommend them to all my friends and family. THANK YOU!
- Ioulia Chtankova
When we started looking for a home, we knew we had high expectations and would be difficult clients to satisfy. Alan and Lori were not fussed about this at all, in fact they encouraged us to take our time to ensure that we got it right.
We did a lot of our own looking and attended most of the open-house visits on our own so as not to wear out our relationship with them. Over the course of 2 ½ years we went through several adjustments in what we thought we wanted as our expectations and perceived needs continues to evolve, and as the market continued to change through this period.
We tried a lot of different ideas, neighbourhoods and types of housing alternatives on for size. Alan and Lori were patient and understanding through all of this as we flip-flopped around on our requirements and search parameters. They remained dedicated to us and never showed even the slightest amount of frustration.
When it finally happened – that is when we made an offer that was accepted – is when Alan and Lori really kicked into high gear and they completely outshone all other REALTORS®! Not only were we truly impressed with how hard they worked, how knowledgeable and thorough they were, how highly they held our interests, and how professionally they conducted themselves through every aspect and every moment of both transactions, they also impressed the socks off the other realtors involved !
On both the sale of our old home, and on the purchase of our new one, they showed themselves as very skilled tacticians, as confident negotiators and especially as sincere and truthful people. Alan Yasin and Lori Pettigrew are a team to be reckoned with and we are very fortunate to have had then representing us through what was potentially a very stressful journey. On a road riddled with potential potholes and mishaps, it could not have been a smoother ride for us. They are both outstanding representatives and a credit to the real estate profession.
We will not hesitate to recommend Alan and Lori to anyone who might be thinking of buying or selling a home.
- Mike and Scott
Lori Pettigrew and Alan Yasin recently handled the sale of a Kitsilano house on my behalf, and I don't think I could have chosen a more appropriate team.
They entered the process with a clear set of procedures and guidelines, which immediately reassured me that they knew what they were doing. These procedures clearly outlined what I could expect from them over the ensuing sale period. For the next few weeks, while the property was examined and debated by various parties, they kept me informed of developments, without inundating me with all the particulars. I didn't want to know every little step, only the major ones.
Also, with Lori and Alan, clients get the services and attention of two realtors for the price of one! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them!
- Lynda C.
Lori Pettigrew and Alan Yasin are passionate realtors who are both extremely professional and provide excellent customer service. I am writing this review on behalf of my family. We have used their services multiple times when buying and selling our homes and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
When listing my condo for sale, Lori and Alan took sufficient time to explain the whole process from start to finish, making sure that every detail was covered. I didn’t want a handful of strangers traipsing through my home and Alan ensured that he was present for every viewing.
This has been by far, my best experience involved in the selling and buying of property.
- Audrey S.
As first time home buyers, Lori and Alan were extremely helpful and patient with us throughout the entire process. We viewed numerous properties over the course of a year, and as overwhelming the whole process is, they advised us in the right direction.
Questions are answered for us before they even came up, and Lori and Alan were knowledgeable and completely accessible from start to finish.
We're so glad we found you! Thanks guys!!
- Letitia W. & Sean S.
As a single woman, the decision to purchase my first home in the competitive Vancouver market was daunting. Would I be able to find a suitable home in a safe neighbourhood with most of my "wish list" items, and within my price range? In the initial stages, before I even made the commitment to start looking at properties, I had a long chat with Lori on the phone about what I was looking for and whereabouts in the city I may like to live. Lori completely understood my needs and her no-pressure sales approach was refreshing. When I finally made the decision to purchase, Lori was the first call I made.
After discussing my requirements for my future home with Alan and Lori, Alan patiently took me to see numerous properties to gauge the market. Lori and Alan's knowledge of the market and the various properties was especially helpful as it streamlined the whole process. After finding a suitable property, I was gently guided through the offer and buying process by Alan and Lori. We were all very excited when the keys were handed over on the day of possession in my new kitchen. Today, I write this from my desk in my new home and I couldn't be happier. Thank you Alan and Lori for your patience, time, and utmost professionalism.
- Sheryl T.
Trustworthy, caring and passionate! I would highly recommend Lori and Alan to anyone thinking of selling their property. Their advertising and marketing program created the opportunity for me to receive multiple offers in less than a week, and sell well above list price.
They simplified the process by providing me with written timelines, including ideas to prepare my home for sale in order to achieve the best price possible, tasks to ensure a smooth completion, and more.
They were there every step of the way. Professionalism, attention to detail and enthusiasm sets this dynamic team apart from their peers.
- Heidi C.
I was very impressed with the professionalism of both REALTORS® and the way they made sure we were protected. We felt very secure in their knowledge and helpfulness. Thank you for a great job and a great experience.
- Frances K.
As first-time home sellers, we found Lori and Alan based on previous successful sales they’d had in our neighbourhood, but it was their professionalism and attention to detail that won us over.
They completely took the stress out of selling our home, and provided valuable advice in the lead up to, and during, the listing period. In addition, having two real estate agents on our side meant twice the service.
We were very pleased with the result of all their hard work and would highly recommend them to friends and neighbours.
- Anna & Ben
Thanks to you both for all you did for me in Vancouver, BC. I thought you were both wonderful and so very, very professional, as well as being so well informed. My husband and I were very impressed with the material you sent home with me.
We will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone contemplating a move to the Vancouver area.
- Marlene T.
It was an absolute pleasure to have Lori and Alan sell my condominium for me. They couldn't have been more professional or attentive during the entire process. They presented me with an extensive amount of research to give me a clear understanding of the market and every step of the way was handled with the same care and attention to detail.
The whole process from the initial listing to the successful negotiation with the buyers was worry free and I will certainly have them represent me again.
- J. Paladin
Lori and Alan were extremely professional in all aspects of our transaction; providing solid advice on staging and positioning us for the current market. They appropriately exposed our property, scheduling and attending all open houses and viewings, and dealt with multiple contacts from other agents in a timely manner.
They represented us with integrity and honesty and were always very pleasant to deal with.
- Mr. & Mrs. Anderson
As first time home buyers, we are glad to have Lori and Alan guide us through our first purchase of a new home. We are absolutely amazed by their professional service.
We couldn't have asked for more professional, hard working real estate agents. It was such a pleasure to work with you both.
- Emily & Ivan
Experience, knowledge, professionalism and dedication, you guys really stand out in the crowd!
I repeat my gratitude. I have gained priceless knowledge about the market, thanks to you.
- Emi H.
We have finally settled into our new home and wanted to thank you both so very much for helping us to get here. We have worked with other agents in the past and none can compare to you in terms of professionalism, attention to detail, sheer hard work, and unwavering support.
You did not just help us to purchase a house. You patiently worked with us as we explored options and you methodically helped us to evaluate alternatives until we finally found the place we now call home. We couldn’t be happier, we couldn’t be more satisfied with the purchase, and we couldn’t have made it here without you.
You guys will always be very dear to us and we are very grateful for all that you have done.
We highly recommend your services – with the highest level of enthusiasm – to anyone looking to buy a home.
- Amanda and Richard Schwartz
Lori and Alan made buying our first place a comfortable process. They are both very knowledgeable, professional and extremely dedicated to providing their clients with a positive buying experience. Their wealth of knowledge, on all aspects of real estate, was much appreciated and allowed us to make decisions based on solid, factual information.
Lori and Alan are very patient and dedicated to finding the right place for their clients. Lori and Alan worked extremely hard for us and drove us to see dozens of properties all over Vancouver, so we were confident purchasing our condo knowing that we had seen more than enough places to make a sound decision.
Without the help of Lori and Alan we would not have been able to go through the buying process. They were able to help us make sense of complicated aspects of purchasing real estate and they went beyond our expectations in every regard.
- Sincerely, Jasper and Helen H.
As first time home buyers, my wife and I had no idea what to expect in terms of how to initially get the proverbial ball rolling. We then had the pleasure of meeting Lori and Alan.
Even from our first consultation, we felt confident and most importantly comfortable in dealing with Lori and Alan. They had answered all our questions and concerns and explained in detail all the particulars we needed to know and understand. From the first day we stepped into their consultation room, to the day of possession, including the final walk through, Lori and Alan were always at our side!
They both continue to contact us to see if everything is going well, even though their main task has been completed and continue to try and make life easier as home owners with helpful tips and advice!
We couldn't have chosen a more perfect team, than Lori and Alan. They have qualities that all winning teams possess. From their genuine friendliness to their hard work and dedication to both client and excellence, Lori and Alan made our first time home buying experience memorable and quite frankly, so easy!
We would, and do, highly recommend this, "Dynamic duo," anyone who is looking to make their home buying life easier! We are extremely glad we did! Thank you both, Lori and Alan!
- Doug and Mariko
Serendipity... a chance open house. The condo we found was in our preferred neighborhood, the right size and with a negotiable price, albeit not quite what one might find in Ontario! But this property met all the criteria we had and we made an offer.
Lori and Alan shepherded the paperwork, provided us with resources. Their professionalism and attention to detail never waned... regardless the time difference and the distance.
If we had not been fortunate to have met Lori and Alan, I doubt that we would have been able to carry this through as smoothly. It's one thing buying property in close proximity (and that can be arduous), quite another being provinces apart. Their efforts are much appreciated.
- The Thibaults of Oxford Mills, Ontario
What to say about Lori and Alan? I cannot praise them enough. I had a very short time to purchase a property in Vancouver and was living in Alberta. I asked my estate agent here to give me a recommendation of a good agent in Vancouver and was put in touch with Lori.
Right away Lori contacted me via email and made me comfortable that she was interested in what I wanted and needed, and was willing to spend time helping me to achieve it. I also had the complication that the property was for my son and he was living in another area of Vancouver, leaving Lori to deal with duplicate emails and 2 people contacting her, both with their specific requirements.
Lori found us many properties to consider and reduce to a manageable number to visit. She was in constant contact with advice and questions to confirm my needs and comfort levels with the price. She gave me breakdowns of costs for a condominium as I had never bought this sort of property before.
The only time I could travel to Vancouver was on a weekend and Lori and Alan were kind enough to free up their time for the whole weekend to allow me to see a short list of properties with my son. Alan even picked my son up from the skytrain to get him to the office.
On our trip around Vancouver viewing properties, Lori and Alan were very knowledgeable about the areas that we were considering, advising on transport and shopping. They were wonderful hosts, making both myself and my son very comfortable and well cared for, always considering our opinions and helping us to think through our decisions.
We managed to find a great condo that was just where we wanted it, had all the amenities we wanted and was in our price range. We put an offer in on the Saturday, it was countered and we signed the contract on the Sunday at a good price. This left us just under 2 weeks to complete and move in. Very stressful and probably impossible. But we had Lori and Alan on our side.
I came home with a full list of what needed doing, a list of all the professionals I would need and some recommendations of who to contact. This list was invaluable. I managed to use the contact list to get all the required work completed within less than the two week deadline, and Lori and Alan managed to get the contract completed and all the conditions satisfied for me.
Within two weeks of meeting Lori and Alan I was back in Vancouver moving my son into his new home where a lovely gift was awaiting us from our wonderful agents.
I plan to eventually move to the Vancouver area myself and am looking forward to working with Lori and Alan when I do. If anyone I know is planning to move to the area I will be strongly recommending them to contact Lori and Alan for help. If you are reading this I would also advise you to trust Lori and Alan to be your agents and your friends. You will be very happy that you did, as am I.
- Diane M.
As a first time seller living on my own, I had complete confidence in Lori and Alan.
They gave me clear advice on preparing my house for selling. With the help of all their research and knowledge in pricing my home, we came up with great results, as my home was sold in six days with multiple offers – and over list price!
I highly recommend Lori and Alan for their professional services and guidance.
- Jeannette B.
We would like to express our great appreciation for the outstanding service we received from you.
It was such a pleasure to work with you both. You provided solid advice and guided us through our first home purchase in Canada. You were very patient and dedicated to finding the right place for us. Without your help, we would have not been able to go through the buying process.
We're very grateful for your efforts, especially, your professional service and always helpful manners. Again, many many thanks for the fantastic service. We would highly recommend your service to our friends.
P.S. Thank you so much for the gift you brought us. We love it!
- Helen, James & Eric
I feel that Alan and Lori went above and beyond to make my first home purchase a great one.
I never expected this experience to be as simple and enjoyable as Alan and Lori made it - there was absolutely no pressure, they helped me to make an informed decision and made very useful suggestions to ensure that my new home was exactly what suits me best. When I found my ideal condo, Alan was quick to act and made the negotiation process very smooth. Thanks so much you two!
I'll be using Alan and Lori for all my real-estate transactions in the future
- Tyler B.
Comparing Lori and Alan with my friends' agents, they are miles ahead. They list all the things you need to do down to the Ts. You won't go wrong if you follow their lists. They are very efficient, no waste of time, yours or theirs. They even dressed in jeans to come to your house to move your furniture for you. If you don't know who to represent you, you don't need to seek anymore, they will sail you through the process.
Just want to thank you for your kind card remembering our purchase.
I love your Market Snapshots and look forward to them. I think of you often, your kindness and all the hard work you put in getting us our condo in such a time crunch. You were amazing. I was looking at condos for myself the other day, even though it will be at least 3 years before I can move out there, and I saw a place very near your office and once again it brought you to mind.
I will be asking you to help me relocate when the time comes as I have the utmost trust in you both.
The purchase of a home is the most significant purchase most of us will make. Purchasing real estate is both exciting and stressful and professional assistance is not only recommended but in my opinion necessary especially in Vancouver.
With my personal experiences of multiple house purchases and sales, I would not hesitate in recommending Alan and Lori as I have found them to be knowledgeable, professional, thorough and very responsive.
- Tony B
As a first time home buyer I was overwhelmed with the idea of purchasing a home but Alan and Lori were great and helped me through the daunting process from day one. Their no pressure approach made me comfortable through the searching process and when I had decided on a home, they were extremely helpful and provided me with all of the information that I needed to make a decision.
They were great at identifying all of the issues that I needed to consider, including many that had not even crossed my mind. Some may find that approach a little negative but I enjoyed the fact that they were providing me with as much information as I could process in order to make one of the biggest decisions of my life. You definitely feel that they are on your side and want the best for their clients.
Their advice and assistance through the entire process was invaluable. When it came time to close they provided me with clear lists of what was required and when. They even kept in touch with my Mortgage broker and Notary to ensure things were running smoothly; which took a huge stress off of my mind.
Lori and Alan are the consummate professional and I would encourage anyone to get them on their side.
- Terrence D.
It was truly a pleasure to have Alan and Lori help us find a home. We are relatively new to the west coast, Alan and Lori were extremely helpful in making sure we were aware of all the important considerations for Vancouver property. We were on the hunt for a detached home, which seemed like an impossible feat at times!
Alan and Lori kept every option open and followed up diligently. We happened upon our dream home, and Alan and Lori made it happen.
We especially appreciate their attention to detail, with all the unknown surprises that can be present with older Vancouver homes, they made sure every aspect was looked into and we felt 100% secure and confident with the largest investment of our lives. We are very grateful to have had their experience and expertise leading us throughout the home purchase process.
- Shawn & Christine
I am very pleased that I hired Lori and Alan to find my home. They are easy to work with, detail oriented, and most of all, with integrity. Their service didn't stop when the deal is closed. They help me with some outstanding issues even after I moved in. Enough said.
- Yong X.
We have worked with Lori and Alan for both home purchases and sales in the last 4 years and they have been fantastic!
They are knowledgeable, dedicated and extremely flexible. In particular their attention to every detail of the Real Estate transaction is above average, we know that when they make a recommendation it is based on concrete research and experience, they always have our best interest at heart.
- Ann & Dwight
Buying a new condo in Canada was a completely new territory for us. With the fantastic help of Lori and Alan we have been in the best hands.
They explained to us the whole procedure in advance. As we arrived in Vancouver they took so much time to support us, no matter regarding the property viewings or the visits to the lawyers, home inspectors and City of Vancouver.
They managed everything within four days and we are extremely thankful for what they did for us. Without their professional commitment there would be no chance for us to achieve our goal. Thanks Lori and Alan!
- Greetings from Sabine, Fritz and Meike. (Germany)
I would like to thank you for your hard work. Without you Henry and I would not have sold the condo in an efficient manner.
- Anne & Henry R.
I just wanted to say thanks for the great job you did in helping me find the condo in Vancouver. You definitely made the moving process a lot easier. Thanks again and I will definitely keep you in mind if I hear of anyone in the market to buy or sell!
- Caitlyn Z.
We want to thank you both for your excellent service!
Moving from out of province we were looking for an agent who would understand our needs, provide advice about the Vancouver market and conduct a comprehensive search of available properties.
Lucky us, we found two agents that work seamlessly together to meet our needs and more.
From our first meeting on the phone we recognized that you were a special team. You patiently searched and previewed properties for us, arranged a full weekend of viewings, assisted us with each step of making the offer to purchase and insured that all conditions in the offer was met.
Your fantastic service hasn't stopped as you recently approached both the property manager and condo council on our behalf and followed through on questions about storage in the building.
We have already recommended you to family and friends and will continue to do so.Your professionalism, patience, sense of humor, advice and diligence make you the best.
Looking forward to entering our new home with you in July!
- Wendy and Joel
My wife and I recently purchased a condo in Richmond after a 3-year search for our "ideal" property. We decided to retain Lori Pettigrew and Alan Yasin this spring after striking out with other Realtors and properties in the Vancouver area. Lori and Alan were an attentive, patient, and extremely responsive husband and wife team who guided us through the entire process from initial search to move-in. They provided excellent advice regarding "mature" buildings and their attention to detail was amazing.
Based on our previous experience in purchasing more than 10 properties over the past 35 years, we highly recommend Lori and Alan as real estate consultants ... especially for those who are getting into the real estate market for the first time.
Thank you for all of your help Lori and Alan! We are very happy with our new condo!
- Jamie & Debbie