A client’s trust and respect is earned. I value each and every client and their satisfaction is my number one goal.
Karen Wiltshire is by far the BEST realtor I have ever worked with or come across (and that is saying a lot as my family has moved, bought and sold many times over the years!). Words that come to mind that describe her: intelligent, savvy, ethical, integrity.....and I could go on and on.
Karen was so patient and understanding of our family and all of our varied needs; she constantly reminded us of these when we would consider a property and never rushed us into any decisions, but patiently listened, interpreted, and advised....brilliant.
In the two years (yes she patiently worked with us that long!) it took us to find the right property, Karen was always available, always professional, and always on the ball with the market fluctuations and interpretations.
Karen is so incredibly well suited for this job, like no one else I have ever seen. She is respectful and loyal to her clients and honours the priorities of whomever she works with. She has a GREAT poker face and never gives up on achieving the goals set out for her. She is calm and cool in the heat of the moment and always optimistic and positive. Truly, Karen is a joy to know and work with. Thank you so much Karen, you are wonderful!
- Shirley Friesen
"Guaranteed personal, professional, ethical, and hardworking"
When my father passed away, we (the family) had the daunting task of selling his West Vancouver waterfront home. We decided to have four realtors submit a proposal and give us an idea of how they work. The choice, hands down, was Karen. Karen was thorough in her assessment of the property. She had fully investigated the market and had a plan which was reasonable, personable and professional. Another point in why we chose Karen is that when you list with Karen, you get Karen, not somebody else that the realtor sends out because they've listed so many homes they've got folks working for them, a realtor under a realtor!
Karen went beyond what any of us would have expended in keeping out family members abreast of her conduct; open houses, market research and any and all interested parties. Right from the start she gave us confidence that she knew what she was doing and would work hard to sell our house. Karen advised us in how to prepare the home for sale and didn't hesitate to get in there with us to ensure that we had the greatest opportunity to have the house viewed in it's 'best light'.
Karen worked diligently to find the right buyer for our Dad's house and the sale was not an easy one, it came at a time in Vancouver when economics were low and buyers were few and the only ones around wanted the house at a 'fire sale' price!
Anyone can list a house but Karen not only listed it, she worked tirelessly until the buyer was found, and then she sold the house well within the original price we were asking. The sale was wrapped up, the timing was much quicker than we had originally anticipated and our family was thrilled with the ease in which the whole sale was carried out.
I introduced Karen to my very dear friends who wanted to sell their house in Greater Vancouver area and they interviewed twelve realtors!...out of that group, they chose Karen. She sold the property within weeks of listing it. They are a retired couple, originally from Spain (with limited English) and Karen working by phone with their one son in New York and another son in Spain, and patiently taking the time needed to ensure that the parents were comfortable.
I would not hesitate to recommend Karen as a realtor to anyone I come across who is looking to buy or sell a home. If you use Karen as your Realtor you are guaranteed a personal, professional, ethical and hardworking realtor.
- Jill Osborne Hansen
"Did a phenomenal job in selling the house"
My parent's revenue property in Vancouver (West) was sold by Karen Wiltshire recently. My parents had a few years earlier sold their residential home through an agent recommended by a friend. This resulted in that neither was very happy with the agent used at the time and therefore asked my brother and I to go through a realtor selection process.
Over a dozen agents in Vancouver were contacted and asked to submit a proposal and valuation for the sale of the revenue property. The agents were also informed of the individual circumstances of the sale, as they would have to work through my brother (living in Spain) and myself, living in Connecticut. My parents felt more comfortable working through their children due in part to the fact that English was their third language. My parents also wanted the existing tenants not to be bothered while the sale was going through.
Karen's proposal and valuation was by far the most complete and objective of those received. My brother and I both were pleasantly surprised to have placed Karen first on our list realtors, and Karen delivered.
She quickly understood the circumstances around the sale and was able to adapt to them, but most importantly Karen did a phenomenal job in selling the home. My parents, my brother and I were very happy with the level of service, thought, and effort Karen provided in what was/is a difficult market. We were able to achieve our expected sale price, in no small part to Karen's experience and guidance, and throughout the process she maintained great level of communication with both my parents and me. Always keeping us informed of what was happening with the sale of out home as well as the market.
My recommendation to you is that you would be foolish not to hire Karen. I have worked with agents in Europe, Canada and the US and can tell you that her integrity and professionalism is the standard her peers should set to achieve.
I would highly recommend that you choose Karen Wiltshire; she is a true professional and a credit to her trade.
Karen thanks again for all your hard work and special attention to my parents.
- Gotzon & Joseba Badiola
"Very impressed with her honest, direct and no-nonsense approach"
We were introduced to Karen during a transaction where she was representing the other party. We were very impressed with her honest, direct and no-nonsense approach to negotiating and general communication. We followed up with Karen shortly after to compliment her accordingly and that we would love to work with her some time in the furture.
We contacted her a couple years later when we had a family member looking to invest. Karen was willing and able and subsequently met with us and spent quite some time providing very useful and relevant information. Even though this deal did not come about Karen continued to provide real estate comparisons and information without pushing for a deal. We really valued her honesty and commitment.
A couple of years later we approached Karen to provide some advise to enable us to make effective real estate decisions around our own home. She assisted in successfully marketing our prior home and sourcing our current home, which is absoluately perfect for us.
During our dealings with Karen she tirelessly responded to all our questions, concerns and demands in a most professional manner, at all hours of the day or night. Karen persisted in the sale of our home, amidst a very challenging market. This entailed numerous opens and showings which she pursued personally.
We would recommend, and have recommended Karen to anyone interested in buying or selling real estate. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, honest, sincere and effective advisor then Karen is the person you need to work with.
- Hein and Nemelia Winckler
"Three offers, sold over, we were thrilled."
Karen came recommended to us in 2005 for purchase our first home in Vancouver. Karen helped us navigate the real estate world and she made sure we understood the steps we needed to take to find our home. We were not sure which neighbourhood, so we attended several open houses in several areas and Karen set up personal showings so we could get a feel for various areas. She is knowledgeable in terms of what to look for and what to avoid. Her advise came in very handy, but ultimately, as she says, you have to feel good, has to feel right....we never felt pressured. Eventually we found a house in a great neighbourhood and purchased under ask in a tough market.
We used Karen again 4 years later as we were moving to a different province. She made several visits to our house to offer advise on how to present it, photos, staging etc. Three offers came in the day after the first open house and we sold for over ask. We were thrilled! We will use her again when we move back to BC!!
- Nadia and Andrew Frost
"Your sound guidance & common sense approach"
We both want to say how very much we appreciated your assistance in buying our house. This has been our first experience of buying in B.C. but we're very sure that not all realtors would go to the lengths you did to support us in so many different ways! Your sound guidance & common sense approach really helped to take the stress out of the process and we are so very happy to be settled in our lovely new home.
We do hope you'll stay in touch and be assured that we won't hesitate to recommend you to our friends and colleagues.
- Tim and Tanith Laughton
"Only Wanted the Best for us!"
Karen assisted us in the sale of our Kitsilano townhome and purchase of our home in East Vancouver - she provided us with the most professional support, advice, service and understanding of any other realtor we've met. Besides saving us from purchasing some real "doozies" in the midst of our desperation to buy the right home, Karen not only ensured we found exactly what we needed she gently steered us in the right direction. I don't know how she manged to be so patient -- it took us well over a year to purchase a home. When we sold our own townhome, we got the highest price ever for that complex! She helped us present it with the right touches. Karen gets to know her clients and doesn't push anything on them. She only wanted the best for us throughout that very long procedure during the height of the market frenzy in Vancouver. Karen was always there whenever we needed her - from the very first time we met her when she drove to an open house in the midst of a heavy snowfall to the late night offers on several places -- we knew we could depend on Karen.
- Pam Moffett/Dara Tabareh
"Every step of the sale you performed in an outstandingly ethical and professional manner"
Regarding the sale of our home in Vancouver, we wish to express our thanks and gratitude for an incredibly successful job in such trying times.
Right from our first interview, you gave us confidence that you knew what you were doing and would work hard to market our property. We liked your assurances that all viewings and all dealings with prospective buyers would be handled by you personally and not by associates or assistants. Your realistic assessment of the value of our home and the fact that you applied no pressure for us to list with you convinced us that you were the agent for us.
After we listed with you, our confidence in you as our agent grew even more. We appreciated your advice and help in preparing the home for sale. We admired the energy you put into marketing the property; using Craigslist, keeping the MLS listing up-to-date, contact other realtors, holding open houses for maximum traffic by choosing good weather days and days when other opens were in the area, even raking leaves and vacuuming for us when we were away!
Another very important thing, in our minds, is that you communicated with us clearly and often. We understood what was going on every step of the way. At no time did we feel concerned that you were not doing the best you possibly could on our behalf. Through every step of the sale you performed in an outstandingly ethical and professional manner; with other agents, prospective buyers and with us. We would be very happy for you to use this as a letter of reference if you wish and we would also be pleased to speak further with any prospective clients of your who may wish to do so.
In closing Karen, we thank you. You did an incredible job in selling our property, and we are really and truly grateful.
- Susan Nelson & Ken Croizier
"..direct, honest, hardworking, and knowledgeable."
Karen sold my house getting very close to our asking price at a time when the housing market had taken a downturn with nothing really selling. She subsequently helped me find another home and in a difficult multiple offer situation (we weren't the highest or the first pick), but managed to navigate and guide me thru resulting in getting our offer accepted. Because of her hard work and expertise, Karen ensured that my new house was absolutely perfect for me - I got everything I was looking for.
Karen is direct, honest, hardworking, and knowledgeable. She always had my best interests at heart and I am so grateful for all her support.
I would recommend Karen to anyone who is buying or selling - in fact I have already done so and Karen successfully sold their home. When the times comes, I would definitely call Karen again.
- Suzanne Salter
"Made our buying and selling experience both pleasant and financially successful."
We recently moved from Lions Bay to West Vancouver and were fortunate to meet Karen Wiltshire during the early days, when we just started looking for a new home. Karen had the listing for a home in Eagleridge that we were interested in, and we found her approach to buying and selling so refreshingly professional that she immediately became 'our realtor'.
If we were asked to explain what makes Karen different from the rest it would have to be her realistic approach to real estate. No puffery. No 'sensational buys' or 'must see' hype. Just a common sense appraisal of the market, the right price to list, the right way to show, and the right offer to make. Karen's years of experience and market knowledge - combined with her warm personality and professional attitude - made our buying and selling experience both pleasant and financially successful.
We have already recommended Karen Wiltshire to our friends. We highly recommend her services to you.
- Ted Schellenberg and Catherine Fairlie
"Deeply committed to her work and clients"
My husband and I recently bought a house in North Vancouver and sold our condominium in Yaletown with Karen Wiltshire as our realtor. I'm writing to tell you what an outstanding job Karen did for us, and what an exceptional realtor she is.
Karen was recommended to us by friends who hired her when they moved from Vancouver to North Vancouver. She had given them great service, and proved herself to be as knowledgeable about the Vancouver real estate market as she is about the North Shore. Our experience was the same.
What sets Karen apart from other realtors is her passion; she is deeply committed to her work and clients, and it seems to give her great personal satisfaction when she's able to find her clients their perfect home. I remember her telling me, "It shouldn't be a house that's just okay; it should be a house you're going to love". Many realtors are eager to list properties, and I understand that's often the easier and more lucrative part of the proess. Karen, on the other hand, is totally prepared to do the hard work of finding and getting that ideal house for her cleints -- putting in coutless hours of work and a great deal of thought. And that dedication pays off: the sellers told us that they were extremely impressed with how well organized we were, and how well thought out our offer was. The seller's realtor told us "you've got a great realtor there"!
Karen is a complete professional; she stayed calm in all kinds of situations that my husband and I found nerve-wracking, and she impresses everyone she comes in contact with. At the same time, she's never cold or formal - we actually managed to have quite a few laughs through the last 6 months! Her warmth and kindness (and definitely her sense of humour) has made her a pleasure to deal with.
So although it's a hectic time right now, getting ready to move, I felt I had to write to express my appreciation for Karen's services, and to let you know how well she represents your office. I certainly wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent realtor.
- Alison Matthews
"I just love my house! "
I just love my house! I can't thank Karen Wiltshire enough for not only facilitating the purchase of my wonderful new home in 24 hours but also for the speed, thoroughness and ground work that she did to sell my last home. I saw my new home after looking on my own for a long time and knew immediately that it was the place for me. I spoke to Karen and she was able to respond to my questions, give me honest and open feedback and good practical advise about the house. Once I had purchased it I then was in the position of needing to sell the house I was living in. Within 48 hours Karen had done her research, was able to talk to me about the neighbourhood, the market and pricing. Her diligence and knowledge of the marketplace was invaluable. Karen also has a tremendous network. She was able to get the word out that the house was for sale so, even though the open house was on the snowiest day of the year, we had hordes of people through and had it presented and sold, above asking price, in a week. It was a whirl wind experience and could not have been done without Karen.
I recommend Karen wholeheartedly for her tremendous knowledge of the market, her thoroughness, honesty and her wonderful sense of humour. You are well taken care of when Karen is working with you!
- Heather L. Jones
"A great track record and a talent with strategy"
As a recently transplanted Torontonion, I landed in Vancouver somewhat aware that the real estate market here was hotter than a humid, sweltering mid-August day back East.
After a year of renting downtown to get my bearings, it was time to join the local buyer's market. Thankfully I found Karen Wiltshire through a good friend who'd made the clever move here eight years earlier.
Having purchased numerous homes in another city, I was only partly prepared for the unique West Coast marketplace. As thrilled as I was to get in on the action here, it was more of a new game than I thought. With great respect, Karen patiently walked me through the various local real estate regulations and market nuances. At the same time - knowing my personality, lifestyle and purchase goals - the "homework" Karen did produced an extremely tailored and rather brief property serach. After viewing less than a dozen listings, we found a gem of a condo - with a rare huge terrace - in one of the city's fastest growing neighbourhoods.
Eager to grab this unique space, I was a bit anxious given the high asking price in a market I know little about. Karen assured me she wouldn't let me pay a penny more than the property was worth. An evening after researching and number crunching all recent sales in the building and surrounding region, Karen presented me with a number she was certain was a fair price - a good $38,000 below the asking price! Here I was ready to throw in easily another $10 - $15,000 more, just to guarantee me a quick deal and a solid long term investment in such a hot market.
The day of the offer, business called me back to Toronto for a week. I left everything in Karen's hands to present the offer at her number. That night sitting fourth row centre stage at a rock concert, I took a quick call from Karen to clarify a point about the seller's furniture. 15 minutes, 4 songs and one phone call later, I barely heard the words "Mark, how would you like to own a gorgeous condominium with a huge terrace in downtown Vancouver?!....We got it!" I stood up in front of thousands of strangers and yelled 'YES!!!!'
Needless to say in my opinion, Karen has a fantastic personality, a great track record and a talent with strategy that would put anyone, either selling or buying a home, at ease. If you are looking for a great realtor, here she is.
- Mark Johnston
"Spent considerable time understanding our requirements"
During 2007, Karen Wiltshire represented us in the sale of our house in West Vancouver and subsequently in the purchase of a town home in North Vancouver.
For anyone requiring the services of an experienced, knowledgeable, professional and highly motivated realtor, we would have no hesitation at all in providing full recommendations for Karen.
She spent considerable time understanding our requirements in both the sale and purchase of the properties and brought us into contact with other professionals that she had worked with and had the confidence that they could provide the necessary assistance in physically preparing the property for sale, property conveyance, inspections and various other issues. Karen seemed to have a non-ending list of contacts for just about everything.
Throughout all this time spent selling and purchasing, Karen was always able to demonstrate up to date knowledge of the market and managed to guide us in the right direction. As a result, we have a town house we love in an area we are finding meets all our needs.
We would be pleased to provide any further information to support our recommendation of Karen.
- Nigel & Myrna Ratledge
"Took a lot of the stress out of the buying and selling process"
It really was pleasure working with you. I have already given your name to several of my friends should they require the services of a realtor. You embody the qualities that everyone searches for in a realtor and have restored my faith that realtors can have high ethics.
You are personable, have a good sense of humour, and you took a lot of the stress out of the buying and selling process. I have a long list of "requirements" for a new condo, and you worked patiently with me until I found the condo of my dreams -- for a price within my means.
You are an astute negotiator, both with purchasing and selling - making the process seamless, and I always felt that my interests were prioritized.
You are a "sterling" realtor and I recommend you without reservation.
- Charlene Long
"Selling the Family House"
It's not a new story, but when it happens to you it is one of the most important stories of your life. Whatever the reason, we have to or we want to, or a bit of both - sell the family home.
You want to get the best dollar for all the money, sweat, time and love you have put into your home and even though it might not have the optimum number of bathrooms or heated towel racks, it is your home and so it has been the best home EVER. If you're lucky and smart, you find a realtor who gets what you've invested financially and emotionally. You find a realtor who gets that each comment or suggestion that is made to improve the "sellability" of your house might hurt but knows how to cushion and how to comfort without forfeiting the bottom line. You find a realtor who will hold your hand and give you the personal care and attention that makes the process of letting go nearly painless and when it isn't painless, the right realtor is there with the Kleenex.
The right realtor will do the business of selling your home; analyzing the market and your neighbourhood, promoting the positives of your special house and handle your specific needs in person - face to face - whenever it's needed. That's the right realtor and that's Karen Wiltshire. She kept us well informed after each showing, she bolstered our spirits, she even made biscotti. Twenty-four years ago we found our perfect family home and this Fall Karen helped us let it go. It was fast, it was profitable and we have no regrets. Our recommendation is hire Karen and then get on with the rest of your life.
- Cathy and Mardon Mack
West Vancouver, BC
"Negotiated strongly on our behalf and I was delighted"
As a UK based family of five, we moved to West Vancouver, on a permanent basis in July of 2006.
Of all the decisions and choices we made as part of our move, our relationship with Karen Wiltshire was without doubt the single most significant and beneficial.
Throughout our house search Karen was at all times enthusiastic and focussed on our needs. Her knowledge of the Greater Vancouver area and of the housing market here is outstanding and, as new visitors to the area, she used that knowledge to make sure that we understood any of the benefits or pitfalls of each place and property we visited.
On finding our perfect home, Karen negotiated strongly on our behalf and I was delighted with the deal she struck.
After the sale, when many others would back off, Karen continued to help us in all sorts of areas that would not usually fall within her remit: schools, lawyers, local regulations, taxes etc. - everything to ensure that our move went as smoothly and easily as possible.
I think most important of all however, is that Karen quickly developed an empathy with me, my wife and my family. She totally understood what sort of people we were and exactly what sort of property, (and help), we needed. She's motivated, highly ethical and engaging. I know she is this way with her other customers too.
So if you are looking for a good realtor in West Vancouver, without hesitation I would highly recommend Karen Wiltshire to any person, or family requiring the services of a realtor for buying, selling or property investment in Vancouver. If further endorsement is required I would be happy to speak face-to-face or by phone.
- Martin Pentony-Woolwich
My husband Steve and I met Karen at an open house a few years ago and even though we were working with a realtor in Vancouver at the time, we immediately liked Karen and decided to work with her on the North Shore. We warned her that we were incredibly fussy and that it would probably take us a very long time to find what we were looking for. Karen was extremely patient and helpful through this time.
We never at any time felt like she was trying to rush us or talk us into a house we were not sure of. In fact Karen would tell us.... no you can not live in this area...or no this is not the house for you because of these reasons.... all of which we would not notice being star struck with the house and not looking at the reality of the situation.
When we did finally find our house Karen was wonderful - both nogotiating the deal and holding our hands through it.
We had such an incredible experience with buying our new home with Karen that we decided to sell our existing home with her as well - even though out existing home was not on the North Shore. Again, Karen did her homework, priced at fair market value, marketed and sold way over asking in one weekend.
We have told friends about Karen and everyone that she has worked with have been extremely happy with her and the experience. We will continue to tell people how wonderful she is and we can say that we completely 100% trust Karen and her advise - that is not something that you can say about most people let alone realtors.
Good luck with your hunt - it will be very pleasurable if you hire Karen Wiltshire.
- Carolyn Berg and Steve Lowe
"You thought creatively with us and translated our ideas into real opportunities"
When we were exploring moving from Point Grey to West Vancouver, we felt very fortunate to have met you at an open house. You proved to be an excellent listener and we strongly feel tht you took our dreams and wishes to heart. You thought creatively with us and translated our ideas into real opportunities. You introduced us to housing options that truly matched our aspirations and presented us with unexpectedly innovative alternatives. Throughout the months we worked with you, you were always cheerful, enthusiastic and professional. The search was successful and we are grateful for your help with the purchase of the house and for your welcoming support during the move. We are delighted with our home and we highly recommend your services for the purchase and selling of real estate.
- Doeshka and Jan Timmer
"Multiple offer situation that navigated with diplomacy and perseverance. "
After looking for a home on the North Shore for quite a while, it was fantastic to meet Karen. Instantly, we felt that the "fit" would work. Karen took the time to listen and understand our needs, provide information that would have been tough to find on our own, and made us think through the buying process on what is really important to us in our house-hunt. Karen found us a home that we feel very lucky to have.
When it came to the negotiation portion we had a challenging multiple offer situation that Karen navigated with diplomacy and perseverance. Karen's attention to detail, her ability to get the information required more quickly than we had experience before, and her personal touch through the process made this house hunt the best experience we have ever had. Knowledgeable and interested in taking time with her clients, I would recommend Karen to any of my friends looking for a true professional realtor.
- Anne Kestell & Alan Nisbet
" Total dedication and commitment"
We would like to place on record our thanks for Karen's total professionalism in assisting us with the purchase of our first home in Canada - West Vancouver.
Her total dedication and commitment in ensuring we received all the relevant information and guidance enabled the purchase to be completed within five weeks of us first seeing the property. Her many contacts have made the transition into our new home extremely smooth.
Some of the skills that stood out for us were the ability to contact Karen at any time, night or day; the advise we received during negotiation period and Karen's total commitment of ensuring other parties honoured their commitment to the letter.
We have already recommended Karen to our many friends, and do so unreservedly.
- Neil & Annette Parsons
"Wealth of real estate knowledge combined with an exceptional work ethic"
I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation on Karen Wiltshire, who recently acted as our real estate agent.
Karen brought to us a wealth of real estate knowledge combined with an exceptional work ethic. She possesses outstanding qualities: -
- Doing all the necesseary research to develop a go to market strategy which was presented to us in an organized and concise fashion
- Handled all opens and showings personally
- Offered relevant suggestions as to how to better show our home for maximum return
-Exceptional attention to detail
- Empathetic but yet assertive as was needed
In addition, Karen was a valuable asset in helping us find and purchase a new property, which I might add, we are very happy in.
I feel confident that Karen would be an excellent asset in helping with your real estate needs.
- Brenda & Warren Glass
"Real estate agent extradionaire!"
Now that I am back in Victoria, I wanted to put down in words my total awe at your skill, expertise and professionalism as real estate agent extradionaire!
Given the craziness of the Vancouver market, and my endless list of "must have" requirements, the fact that you found me exactly the right house, in exactly the right area, in exactly my price range was downright amazing.
You approached my housing needs with a sense of "mission possible" and I knew from day one that I was in excellent hands.
Thank you for all your time, effort and long hours on my behalf. The cats and I are going to be very happy in our new home, in our new life in Vancouver.
- Su Grimmer
"Smooth and trouble free transaction."
Karen Wiltshire was my real estate agent responsible for the sale of my home on Nelson Avenue in West Vancouver and for the purchase of my new house in North Vancouver.
Karen's energetic approach and diligence paved the way for a quick and profitable sale of my Nelson Avenue property. I am sure Karen's eye for detail and her thoroughness increased the value of the property by many thousands of dollars. These qualities also ensured a smooth and trouble free transaction.
Purchasing a new property in present market conditions can be a stressful experience. Karen was incredibly hard working on my behalf, her organization and unflagging effort found the best possible property available for me.
Whether buying or selling I can unconditionally recommend Karen as a great realtor. She genuinely cares about doing the best job possible and has the personality, talent and skill to make it happen!
Karen's abilities are exceptional, but perhaps above all is her commitment to an honest and ethical manner of doing business.
I don't think you could find anyone better!
- Elizabeth Szabados
"Worked with OUR best interests in mind"
Karen was a real pleasure to work with. We found her outgoing personality and "tell it like it is" attitude to be very refreshing, as we always knew where we stood. We felt she always worked with OUR best interests in mind. Karen handled herself very professionally, not only with us, but with other agents she needed to work with. We knew this would not be an easy transition period for us, as we have lived in one home for over 20 years. Karen worked hard to ensure that everything went very smoothly.
Jeff and I will not hesitate to recommend her to others who are looking for an agent and will certainly be asking for her help in the future should we decide to make another move.
- Linda and Jeff Marsh
"Excellent negotiation skills (I’m glad she was on our side)"
I am a professional who has been dealing with business people on a regular basis for many years. Without a doubt my experience with Karen Wiltshire has been one of the best.
There are three core attributes that set Karen apart from all other agents that we have worked with;
Depth of Experience – lends itself to excellent negotiation skills (I’m glad she was on our side). The ability to understand, evaluate and meet her customers’ needs. Karen has a network of equally brilliant business people to help in all aspects of the Real Estate transaction (inspections, legal, financial and insurance).
True Understanding of the market and product – which was evident in the knowledge of price value ratios, pricing trends in the Greater Vancouver area and an ability to quickly assess the quality of a potential property. It is clear that Karen works long hours reviewing market information to give her clients a true advantage.
Interpersonal skills – Friendly, informative, helpful and best of all patient. Most importantly, every moment spent with Karen we new that our best interests were her primary focus.
Thanks again for all of your help Karen. You will have all of our future business and any referrals.
- Kim and Chris Pfeiffer
"Excellent listener and tremendously thorough"
From the start, I found Karen to be both an excellent listener and tremendously thorough. She quickly discovered my likes, dislikes and requirements, and she was immediately able to weed out homes that would not fit my needs from those that would.
I found Karen to be patient. Throughout our search, she was conscientious and thoughtful, and always respectful of my time and preferences. With Karen, I never felt rushed or pressured. Although she was serving other buyers and sellers at the time, I never had anything less than her 100% time and attention. I felt like her most important client.
Karen is also well connected, so she was able to introduce me to professional mortgage brokers, property inspectors, lawyers and others whose services I required. And I must say that I have been pleased with the service I’ve received from these people.
When it came time to make an offer, Karen did exhaustive research on recent home sales in the area. In the end, it felt like a win-win situation, as Karen negotiated a deal that both the buyer and myself were pleased with.
I will most certainly engage Karen again, when it comes time to upgrade to a bigger place in a few years. In the meantime, I am pleased to recommend her to you without hesitation or reservation.
Quite simply, Karen Wiltshire is the best there is.
- Alex Shipley
"Impressed by the service"
Prior to our arrival in Vancouver, Karen had already identified a range of properties that might be on interest to us. As she took us from one property to another, we learned she has a delightful disposition, always positive and cheerful without being overbearing.
We were impressed by the service that Karen provided in several ways.
• We found her knowledge of properties on the North Shore of Vancouver remarkable. She understood what we were looking for and was able to identify in advance the pros and cons of the properties.
• Karen did an outstanding job of analyzing the relative value of the properties - we found her analysis extremely helpful when it came to deciding what we should offer.
• We know based on prior discussion that she did an excellent job negotiating our offer - she spared no effort to help and guide us through the whole process.
We expect that within a few years, we will want to sell the property we have just bought and buy something larger. When that time comes, we will again ask Karen to help us with both transactions.
- Guy and Carole Renfer
"Organized, motivated and approachable."
Karen recently acted as out realtor for both the purchase of our new home and sale of our old home. We happily recommend Karen and have nothing but good things to say about our recent real estate experience with Karen.
Karen was very resourceful in facilitating the sale of our home, and at a price that we had hoped to receive. Similarly, Karen was patient and helpful in the search for our new home.
Buying and selling can be a very exciting and stressful time and it was great to work with someone like Karen who was so helpful, organized, motivated and approachable. We’d certainly work with Karen again!
- Bill and Melanie Worobec