When we first started to look at buying our second home we thought that we had planned it all out so perfectly. On about 3 or 4 occasions we created a list of homes that fit our criteria and fit roughly into our price range, and we spent all day searching for our new home. Almost predictably, the vast majority of our selections were well below our expectations. Even the homes that we had the highest hopes for proved sub-par. We met Michael while attending an open house in Kitsilano one sunny Sunday afternoon. The home he was showing also did not fit our expectations; it was far smaller than we were looking for (though the location was perfect). There, Michael offered us his services, and by the middle of the next week he had travelled all of the way into the suburbs to visit with us. He spent a couple of hours going through listings, helping us narrow down the list. The next weekend we scheduled a few hours to go and look at our first bunch of houses. At the very end of that day we had found the home that we would end up buying. You can imagine that we were nervous finding a home so quickly, but Michael made us feel comfortable in our decision, despite only having worked with him briefly to this point. Michael listened to our concerns, our wants, and our ideas, then gave us his expertise and thoughts. With his help our search was quick, and fruitful, we couldn’t have asked for anything more. During the negotiation process he was able to get us a significant reduction off the listing price, and also arranged for some deviations once the home inspection was completed. All in all, we found Michael to be supremely professional, very patient and thoughtful, and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a home.
~ Brooke and Andrew Holtz