January 10, 2011
"Linda and Randy helped us buy our first house in
We weren't thinking of selling our house but found another one that we were interested in and so very suddenly and quickly decided to put our house on the market. Within 3 weeks we had fixed up our house and made it ready for the market.
Linda was very helpful in showing us comparable houses that had sold or were on the market and gave us a price she thought it could sell for. We listened to her advice and priced our house to sell and after one open house had an offer which we worked with and accepted. She was always there to calm us and talk us down when things didn't seem to be going very well and was always available by phone or email to answer any questions. She made us feel like we were her only clients and at times I know that she had a lot she was doing for us! Buying our next house proved to be quite difficult with multiple offers and back and forth dealings and a difficult realtor/seller and one that had limited experience; therefore, Linda had to work quite hard to try and make the deal happen for us. In the end though, we were able to get the house of our dreams.
Within 7 weeks we went from not even thinking of selling our house, to having it on the market, selling it and buying a new bigger house for our family. This never would have been possible without Linda's help and input into everything. We trusted everything she told us and knew that she had the experience and knowledge to back up everything that she said.
It was our pleasure to work with her again and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a real estate agent."
M. and C. Ball
"Linda Book did a wonderful job of handling the sale of our townhouse at Surrey Meadows. She was more than helpful way back when we first decided to sell it. She very kindly took us out to see it and gave us her opinion of what we needed to do to as far as improvements were concerned. As we were totally inexperienced in that area, we really appreciated her input. After a few months we were ready to put the townhouse on the market and Linda agreed to represent us. Ours wasn't an easy property to sell as there were a total of 8 properties in the same complex for sale at the same time, some having been on the market for 6 months, with no sales for several months.
After our townhouse was on the market for some time with some interest but no offers, we met with Linda again to discuss what the next step shoud be. At her recommendation, we decided to fully renovate the basement. This, of course, made a huge difference to the property and we got an offer, which unfortunately fell through at the last minute (these prospective buyers having gone through 4 real estate agents!) We had several interested parties and soon received another offer which, after some negotiating, we accepted.
We feel Linda was a tremendous help every step of the way during this process and would readily recommend her services to anyone needing a real estate agent."
R. and L. Stead
"Just a short note to say thank you so much for your assistance with my first time home purchase. You certainly made the experience easy and you were very helpful. Thank you so much for taking the time to show me properties in Richmond, it was an exciting time shopping around with you! I found your advice and feedback to be very helpful and I'm certainly enjoying my new home."
"I wanted to take a moment to say that I am very satisfied with how you handled the sale of my home. There are a number of things that impressed me.
The first was the professionalism that you brought to our interactions. You were always on time and always returned my phone calls to keep me informed.
Second was your helpful attitude! You made sure I knew what I was signing. You looked at my personal needs and customized a program to fit those needs. You also made sure that I had the best possible advantage in selling my home for the price that I wanted and as quickly as I could. Your advice and coaching made a big difference. Consequently, within 40 days of listing the house, it sold for exactly what I wanted.
Third was the fact that you were looking after my interest every step of the way, even after the sale.
Thank you for all your hard work and professionalism. I am sure I will buy or sell a house again some day and, when I do, you will be the first one I call.'
"Thank you for all the hard work that you guys put into selling my Condo in New Westminster, BC. I have worked with other agents and never have I seen anybody work like the 2 of you. The open houses and all networking that were done to have a quick sale worked really well.
I will recommend your services to anybody that may be in the market to buy or sell a home.
With the knowledged of the market that Randy and Linda have they will always be able to sell your home.
"Thanks for Everything!" We enjoyed working with you both."
C & B Caseley
"Thank you for helping Nancy and Keith. They told me they enjoyed working with you."
"An overdue but sincere thank you Randy and Linda. We know we exhausted you two helping us find a place and sell our old place. Thanks for noticing the new listing on this house otherwise we wouldn't have seen it and bought it."
All the best,
A & M Cullimore
"Linda and Randy represented us in the sale of our condo (which sold almost immediately) Within weeks of selling our condo they helped us to find a perfect home (just in time for us to settle before our 2nd baby was born!)
The recent relocation of my husband's work to Kelowna had us calling on them for a second time!
We found both Linda and Randy to be very professional and efficient, but also personal, and easy going. They were always available to us answering any questions that we may have had. They came up with comparable market prices so that we could settle on a selling price and they were honest with us as to what we would probably get for our property and they were right!
We found that they represented us very well....both times! I wouldn't hesitate to calling on them again. I wish that they could help us in our search for a home in Kelowna!
Thanks again Linda and Randy!
R & M Mitchell
"Everything went well. The deal closed with no hitches. Thank you for a job well done. It was a tough area and a tough market."
Captain J Harestad
"I would like to expess my thanks to Randy and Linda Book.
This extremely profesional, dedicated and hard working husband/wife team listed my apartment For Sale and found a buyer within to weeks of the listing.
I have no hesitation in Randy and Linda Book as first class realtors to any person desirous of selling or purchasing real estate. They get the job done in a friendly and professional manner."
"It is with great satisfaction that I am writing this Letter of Recommendation for Linda and Randy Book. By February 1997 I had finally saved up enough money to make a down payment on my first condominium. Having very little experience I was deeply concerned about placing all my savings into purchasing a condominium. I contacted Linda Book whom I had never met nor spoken to before and explained to her all my worries and apprehensions in making this life-time investment.
Linda answered all my questions regardless how trivial and she continues to do so today. Randy Book immediately arrange for me to view may different condominiums in my price range. With representing me I did not feel intimidated or insecure."
"A few words of thanks from me to you, for finding a purchase for my three-suite revenue property in New Westminster. I knew, because of its location and a couple of other factors, that it would be a difficult property to move - but you were diligent, enthusiastic, confident, and you worked closely with me until the sale was completed.
You earned your money and my gratitude."