I would highly recommend Gavin and his team for the initial search, the negotiations and closing, and for post-sale service. Last year, we decided to move back to Canada after many years in the States. Gavin came recommended to us by a realtor in Victoria known for his client-focus, smarts, and integrity and whom I had asked to suggest a Vancouver realtor with the same traits; he could not have steered us better. Gavin was incredibly helpful to us months before we had committed to a move, explaining the various areas to consider around the greater Vancouver area, and setting up computer searches for us a few months out so we could get a feel for the Lower Mainland. When we finally arrived in the Fall to look at North Shore houses, we were on a very tight deadline as we had had to do the 14-day quarantine first. Gavin could not have been more responsive, springing to get us in to see homes and helping us analyze their pros and cons with his local knowledge and expertise. We found a home we loved, with some unusual circumstances, and Gavin could not have been any better at driving the negotiations to a swift conclusion, helping us understand issues that might be unfamiliar to those doing a cross-border move, and protecting us from any problems. He was super responsive and timely with everything, despite the very condensed time frame. And Gavin and Nova really shone post-sale. They were always available for any questions we might have in the 4 months before the home closed, and for handling items on our behalf. For instance, we needed internet and a/v set up before we arrived for our post-border-crossing 14-day quarantine and his team made themselves available to meet a slew of technicians to ensure the house was ready for our arrival. Gavin has continued to help with recommendations and the few questions we have had as we settle in our lovely new neighbourhood. Based on our experience, you could not go wrong with Gavin as a realtor.
- Alison & Barry
Amazing experience! With Nova I always felt like I was in very capable hands. She was thoughtful about what I wanted, is very knowledgeable and will work very hard for you. Highly recommended.
Gavin has some incredibly hard to find traits of any professional. He has integrity, is trust worthy, and goes above and beyond the call of duty in every situation. I actually did not purchase or sell a home with Gavin, but have had the pleasure of getting to know him through questions I have had over time with regards to my two properties. Gavin was forthcoming and has helped me to make solid decisions based on the information that was provided to me by him. Gavin is a rare individual who cares more about the relationships he forms with clients and people than about profiting from the business. He is extremely honest and I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in any market. I would personally use him when the time comes to work with a realtor.
- Kevin L.
Highly recommend Gavin to anyone looking for next level marketing. He was a absolute pleasure to work with.
- Rob H.
Gavin Hughes was recommended to me by another realtor, and that, I believe, was an indication that he was held in high regards in the business. Throughout our project, he was attentive, helpful, informative, and totally willing to listen to my ideas. I never felt that he was pushy or unreasonable, which I had experienced with other realtors in the past.
- Maria N.
Gavin worked with us to have our home staged, photographed and sold for top dollar. He also helped us to get our new place in a very competitive market. Highly recommend working with Gavin!
- Lori H.
In one year we sold 2 homes and purchased another with Gavin. He's always available, has an awesome marketing team and is highly professional and courteous. Also - cool socks!
- Heather D.
Highly recommend Gavin as a realtor. He is professional, knowledgeable and has your best interest at heart.
- Jo-Anne B.
Fantastic realtor. Kind, thoughtful, always doing what he can in the best interest of his client.
- David M.
Gavin and Nova did a splendid job with the sale of our house in Pemberton Heights, North Van! They stuck it out with us through thick and thin and finally got the sale in early July. I would definitely recommend them to friends and family.
- Kim & Tom
Gavin helped me get my condo in North Van and worked really hard to make sure I got the place I wanted. He's always made himself free to show me places I've been interested and really trust him and his advice. Highly recommend working with Gavin!
- Dave H.
I tried to sell my place on my own and I had a few offers fall apart. Gavin and Nova did it in one open house with a full price offer with no subjects.
You guys are are the best.
It is not easy to find real estate agents like you who focus on the client's needs and not wanting to sell something just to earn the percentage. Every time you came with us for the open house you advised us of some building problems or environment problems like no parking spots around or other buildings close and under construction that would have obstructed the view. I was serene in choosing the apartment considering your technical advice. I'm really happy to have chosen you both for the sale of my apartment and for the purchase of the new one.
- Salvo & Giuseppina
Nova and Gavin provided an excellent real estate experience for us when we wanted to sell our apartment and buy a new home. The whole process was very clearly explained and went very smoothly. The staging of our apartment was excellent and helped sell our place quickly and above asking price. Nova was more than happy to view open houses with me on weekends and was very thorough in her research of the property we eventually purchased. I would not hesitate to use Nova and Gavin's services again and would highly recommend Nova to others. (Greta)
Nova was incredibly attentive, supportive and proactive. She was constantly working on our behalf and very open to our schedules and needs. Her knowledge of the field and her personal touch made what could have been an incredibly daunting move a smooth and easy process. Highly recommended! (Dave)
- Dave & Greta
Thank you for your caring and professional manner in dealing with the sale of my father's townhome.
Gavin was a pleasure to work with. Always spoke his mind, and gave excellent advice and feedback when I was looking at a property. His calm and friendly demeanour made the whole experience a joy.
I had been a realtor for 20 years and when it came time to sell my mother's home in Pemberton Heights I went shopping for a realtor. I interviewed 6 and in each case told them that I had been a realtor so they could abbreviate their presentations, Gavin got that, was knowledgable and clearly committed to the Pemberton Heights community.
When it came to price all were well below what I had in mind, but it was Gavin who understood the reasons why and when I stated the number that we wanted he did not balk or argue but responded with a "Let's do it!"
The property sold the first day for 3 to 4 hundred thousand above the other realtor's suggested asking price. When we ran into a few bumps along the way Gavin acted professionally and worked through it quickly.
His assistant Nova was accommodating and very helpful to my mother. Gavin is fortunate to have her on his team. I would not hesitate calling on Gavin and Nova again if the need arose and recommend their services without hesitation.
It was interesting random visit at an open house when we first met Gavin. He doesn't just send you the automatic listings but he reviews and suggests you personally, sharing his expertise. Specially loved his opinion on pros and cons of each listings we were interested in. We ended up purchasing our house which was our first open house we went with Gavin. We had few hiccups during the completion process (not his end) but he was calm and able to suggest resolutions for us.
- Emily & Kim
We received many positive remarks from our friends/neighbours who met you over the open weekend. You are helping give realtors a good name so keep it up!
- Ian & Christie
- John & Marilyn
Gavin is a fantastic Realtor and an overall great guy. We felt supported through the entire home search process and our questions were always answered quickly and thoroughly.
We highly recommend Gavin as a Realtor, and feel very lucky that he was recommended to us.
Gavin is an exceptional real estate agent - I've NEVER said that about any real estate agent. Call him if you are buying/selling on the North Shore!
- Al & Karen
Working with Gavin in selling my property was truely a Wow experience. From beginning to end, Gavin was the definition of a professional. I felt extremely comfortable with the entire process because Gavin walked me through every step. I knew he always had my best interest in mind and he worked with a savvy, experienced and ethical professionalism that resulted in a quick and easy transaction. Thank you Gavin
- John Meredith
Gavin is a pleasure to work with, is very knowledgeable and will not steer you wrong. After using Gavin several times I would have no hesitation recommending his services to anyone. From buying my first home, to upgrading to my next home Gavin has been great! He took a nervous first time home buyer and walked me through the process and took all the stress out of it. Then when I was ready to do it all over again, we found a new home and made the process painless once again. Gavin is communicative, friendly, and a pleasure to work with.
I cannot express how impressed my wife and I were with Gavin and his service. He made our first time home buying experience incredibly easy. When it was time to sell, he helped us sell in a matter of days and then coordinated our new purchase. I have recommended Gavin to all of my friends looking for an agent, as he has proven to be among the elite in his profession.
- Matthew Redmond
We worked with Gavin to buy a home and sell ours, and can't recommend him highly enough. After spending a lot of time with him over the past few months, it's become clear other Realtors like working with him and buyers like talking to him. We were really pleased with the way he handled negotiations for both purchase and sale. He's straightforward, honest and ethical. He's also just a normal, nice guy! His brochure for our home was top-notch, and his contacts in the design community helped us stage our home to a level that resulted in multiple offers and a quick sale. He's a great communicator, a hard worker, is always reachable and we wouldn't hesitate to work with him again.
- Steve & Lise
I just wanted to write to you on behalf of my husband and myself, to thank you for helping us find our new home.
Your hard work, attentive manner and honesty were greatly appreciated. Not only were you our Realtor but you also became somewhat of a Counselor, as I phoned you numerous times seeking your reassurance and your opinion.
I found your easy going yet professional approach very refreshing.
We live in a time where people tend to look out for only themselves and are motivated by the almighty dollar, but you are the exact opposite. You put the human factor back into Real Estate, and have perfected the art of customer service, I cannot express how much we appreciated that.
Your flexibility and dedication surpassed our expectations, and my husband and I have recommended you to our family and friends.
Thank you again, and we will be contacting you in a few years when it is time for us to move into a larger house.
- Mark & Susan Goble
You surprised us with the best thought out plan for selling our home - a surprise since we were already inclined to use our previous realtor and were not so impressed with other realtors who presented a quote! You demonstrated incredible integrity from the first day we met you, and you motivated us to move quickly and seriously to get our house in the best shape possible to sell.
Most of all your patient, realistic and optimistic, yet no-pressure-approach were heartily welcomed during such a stressful time in our lives.
You really know how to build rapport with customers and agents!
- Erika Wah & Scott Holland
Hi Gav, we are just letting you know, we just bought a house in Norway. Which means, between us, we have now bought houses in Mexico, Canada, England and Norway. And, without a doubt, you are the bomb of estate agents! Both buying and selling. Just thought we'd give you an international "big-up". Missing our nice goody basket!
- Ed & Sigrun
Thank you Daniella and Gavin for selling our place. Like always, I am going to recommend you to other people who want to purchase properties. You and Gavin were great and we love to have you as our realtor specialist.
Everything went smoothly considering the unusually high inventory and the challenges we all had to face.
We are very happy to bring our business to you as you have always shown us knowledge and you have always been professional and on-time. We do also appreciate your constant follow up and returning calls promptly.
Thank you again for everything from the bottom of our hearts. The force be with you....
- Parisa & Reza
Having purchased and sold many properties with other realtors, Gavin Hughes has stood out with the following qualities:
Gavin is aspiring to be no doubt one of the top local realtors. We would be pleased to offer further recommendations for Gavin.
- Duane Siegrist & Mark Lockhart
As homeowners who successfully sold our home within three weeks for >95% of the list price during a challenging time of year (close to Christmas) we were more than pleased with Gavin's approach. He based the price on current market data and used a well rounded marketing strategy that put our best foot forward with the help of a stager, professional photography and videography, online listing, local paper listings and open houses that allowed maximum exposure to the market. We would highly recommend Gavin as he is positive, professional and confident in his abilities.
- Monica and Rob Murray
Having Gavin's assistance in buying my first home meant a lot as he provided a friendly and knowledgeable service, ensuring the experience was problem free. I am extremely satisfied with my purchase and would recommend Gavin to anyone. Thanks!
- Justin Tiearney
I met Gavin through a referral of a close friend of mine. Having dealt with other realtors in the past I didn't expect much, but given the recommendation I put Gavin to work during my quest for a new home. The results were nothing short of exceptional. Not only did Gavin spend tireless hours chauffeuring me around downtown and North Van viewing apartment after apartment, he was a fountain of knowledge regarding the buildings and in some cases brutally honest about his opinion of what we came across. Gavin was not in it for the quick sale as I kept him at it for weeks on end, but it was purely my satisfaction he was working towards. Eventually I found the perfect condo that I am proud to call home.
Months later I decided to part ways with a real estate investment I acquired years ago and following the enjoyable experience that Gavin had delivered previously I subsequently asked him to assist me in the sale, and again he did not disappoint. He had all the tools and a sublime marketing plan that resulted in thousands more than I expected and certainly above market value.
- Steve Davies
We just wanted to thank you for the wonderful gift basket and all your help with the purchase of this property. You were an incredible help, and we certainly couldn't have done it without you. Well, thanks again Gavin!
- Matt & Ashley Redmond
We met Gavin at an open house that we just popped into and immediately felt comfortable talking to him. So we asked him to be our agent, as were in need of one, and wanted to start seriously looking for our first place. Gavin was great, very well informed, knowledgeable, and most importantly easy to talk to.
As it turns out we ended up putting an offer in right around Christmas and Gavin was even working for us on Christmas day. Truly above and beyond the regular call of duty. We ended up getting the place and could not be happier in our first home.
It was truly a pleasure to work with Gavin and when we are ready to sell this place and move into a bigger place we look forward to working with him again.
- Karli & Chris
Gavin made the purchase of our first home as easy and smooth as possible. We very much appreciated how available Gavin was to us throughout the entire process. We found the automated search engine and email notification easy to use and convenient with our busy schedules.
Once we found the house we wanted to purchase Gavin's advice was exactly what we needed to feel well informed and calm throughout the process.
Thank you Gavin for doing such a great job in finding us houses to look at and ultimately the house we bought and love.
- Stefanie and Brett
It was truly a pleasure doing business with Gavin Hughes. He made himself available to us whenever we wished to see a property and, as first time home buyers, he gave us a great deal of useful advice throughout the process. He also made us feel very comfortable through his friendly and honest manner and we developed a good deal of trust in him.
We would (in fact already have) recommend Gavin to any of our friends or family should they wish to purchase or sell a home in the future.
- Colin Herrick & Shanna Robertson
Thank you Gavin for your excellent level of professionalism in handling the sale of our home. You made a complicated process simple and you're hard work and negotiating skills helped us attain top dollar for our property. I will definitely be recommending your services to my friends and family. Thank you again and I look forward to dealing with you in the future.
- Kim Prive
I was a first time homebuyer, and had known my realtor Gavin Hughes as a family friend. I decided to work with Gavin given his friendly attitude and honest intentions.
My experience with Gavin was extremely positive at all stages of the home buying process. Gavin worked extremely hard for me in order to meet my specific criteria, he was very detailed and uncompromising in his search for me.
Gavin was very helpful during the negotiation process, he found creative ways to pursue delicate negotiations, and made many useful recommendations to aid in the process. Gavin was also very informative in keeping me abreast of the progress of the negotiations. He was very straight forward and gave me timely and accurate information that was needed to guide my decisions.
Gavin was also very helpful at post sale time! I did not expect him to continue to give me such great service at this time, but he did. He even made the moving in process a joy by have a considerate "care" package waiting for me upon my arrival in my new home.
I would highly recommend Gavin Hughes to anybody in search of a trustworthy, no-nonsense realtor. His individual attention and integrity put me at ease the whole way through my home buying process. Thank you Gavin!!
- Daren Sello
Rhonda and I just want to thank you again Gavin, for all your hard work in helping us buy our first home. After looking around for such a long time we started to lose hope. Then with your help we found the house we both love. It all came together so smoothly and quickly because of your hard professional work. It was a very exciting and emotional time and you really worked with us and the seller to make the purchase with little stress. You understood our needs and wants. You were very honest and patient with us and our 2 year old son Nathan and you sincerely cared. You gave us great advice and we will never forget you and our first home.
Thank you for the baskets of food and wine we really enjoyed them very much. It was wonderful, especially on the first night in our new home. You went above and beyond as with everything you did in helping us obtain our new home. We really enjoyed working with you and look forward in working with you again in the future.
- Rhonda and Matthew Thrift
We have worked with many realtors over the last few years looking for our home. We met Gavin when he was showing one of his listings; his honest and genuine approach had such an impression on us we asked if he would act as our realtor in our search.
Gavin did not pressure us the way other realtors did and was sincerely interested in finding a home that would meet our search criteria. He was very informative about the different neighborhoods in both the North Shore and Metro Vancouver areas.
We have no reservations recommending him to friends and family and will certainly request his services for our future real estate needs.
Gavin was a great resource for helping me in my search for a new place! He took the time to personally show me everything in my price range and desired location, as well as making an effort to listen to all my personal preferences, and spend countless hours assisting me in my search. I have now found exactly what I wanted, and would highly recommend Gavin to anyone looking for a new home. Thanks a ton Gavin!
- Simon Weeks
As a homebuyer, I could not have asked for someone to do a better job of leading me through the process. Gavin sought the same deal for me as he would have done for himself. I can think of several examples during the times we were ready to buy, but Gavin urged me to wait for something better. When the right deal came along, I could see why he was telling me to be patient. I have recommended Gavin to everyone I know. After some of the stories I've heard from friends, I can't understand why someone would consider someone else as their Realtor.
- Mike Field
We are first time homebuyers and Gavin made buying our first home such an easy and smooth process. We felt very comfortable with Gavin and we thought his service was excellent. We are definitely planning on having him help us sell our home when we move to a bigger place. If we were to win the lottery we would love to be able to say that we are going to call the best real estate agent in town, Gavin, and will keep him very busy finding property for us.
- Darcy and Eduardo Castaneda
We met Gavin at an open house and liked him right away. He just seemed extremely friendly, down-to-earth and honest. Well, we found out that he was all that, as well as incredibly knowledgeable and professional. Gavin answered all of our questions and always worked around our schedules. He made finding and buying a home easy and enjoyable. We HIGHLY recommend Gavin as your realtor, whether you're buying or selling your home. Thanks Gavin!
- Holly and Joey