Selling your family home is always a stressful and emotional decision.
Two years ago, when I sold my mother’s home, we hired a realtor. She asked us for a photo of the house to put on MLS. When I asked about hiring a cleaner, she gave me the name of a local contact. I did the work and I thought this was the service I should expect. Was I ever surprised!!
Rory and his amazing assistant Rita provided far more than I had ever expected. With his many years of experience, he fully understands the lower mainland real estate market.
Rory and Rita (assistant) provided early and unbiased counselling throughout the process, preparing for the listing, hiring a cleaning service and providing a professional brochure including photos and floorplan details. Our house was shining!
I cannot say how much we appreciated their experienced, professional, no pressure support.
Our house sold well over asking (and our expectations) in only 5 days!!
We are so thrilled to be able to recommend Rory’s service in the future with pride and confidence knowing what he provided for us! ~ Dawn & Grant Hansson
"Being first time home buyer, I was intimidated and overwhelmed at first. Luckily, I found Rory Clipsham and his assistant Rita, and they made the process much easier than I had been anticipating. Any questions I had, was answered quickly and efficiently even late in the evening or on weekends. I am very happy with my first home buying experience and couldn't have been more pleased with the service. I thank you guys for the time and effort you spent with me, making my first experience as easy as it was! I definitely recommend Rory to anyone and would not hesitate to use again for myself." ~ Suresh Jayaprakasam
I worked with Rory Clipsham in the late-summer and early fall of 2017 to sell my home and to assist me in finding another.
Throughout the whole process, from the decision to sell to the final closing on my new residence I found Rory to be very professional and easy to work with. Rory recommended only small cosmetic upgrades to assist in showing the house in its best light. He also provided names of his contacts who were able to complete the recommended work to my satisfaction and with only minor costs.
Rory and his assistant Rita were both present at the listing. They came well-prepared, having done extensive research on previous sales in my area and providing comparisons to my home. Rita prepared an excellent description of the listing and very attractive brochures which were displayed at the open house. She also added other small personal touches to show the house to the best advantage. Rory kept me well informed on the open house process, gave me adequate time to prepare and reported on the feedback of the open house.
After an offer was received Rory provided helpful advice and allowed me some time to consider the offer without pressure. After acceptance Rory attended the inspection, met the inspector, reported promptly on the inspection report, provided assistance and advice with respect to the move, provided cleaners to do the final cleanup once contents were removed, did a final inspection so that there were no surprises for the new owners and met with and provided the keys to the new owners.
Once the offer on my home was accepted Rory began the search for my new home. He was on top of new listings that fit my criteria before they were advertised on the MLS; he quickly picked up on my wish list for a new home and did not waste time in setting up visits for places that did not fit within my criteria. The home that was ultimately selected met all my criteria. As it was a very active market I believe that the reason I was able to secure the place was that Rory had done all his homework – had obtained and read the bylaws before presenting our offer which allowed us to present a “without subject” offer.
Rory is an excellent real estate agent. He is prepared and pro-active, and goes above and beyond what is expected of a realtor. He has a great support team and I am very happy with the services he provided me and have no hesitation recommending him to my friends and family. ~ Karen Kirkpatrick
I have to admit I was very impressed with Rory and his wonderful assistant Rita for their incredibly thorough approach to selling my condominium. From the first discussions of pricing and advertising I developed a comfortable relationship with them and any concerns I had were reviewed and addressed and acted upon in a thoughtful and understanding way. Then Rita (assistant) used her skills in staging my place and the pictures more than complimented my room’s features, to the point that I wondered why I was selling this beautiful condominium in the first place! When I got an offer well above my asking price I knew I made the right move and it only took 2 days to sell!
I would not hesitate to recommend Rory to anyone considering to buy or sell their place and Rita (assistant), for her personal touch in prepping and staging for the sale. They are a very friendly and effective team, more than worth your trust. ~ Trevor Henderson
I think without any doubt we picked the right real estate agent to sell our house, your years of experience show through in every aspect. You made this – what we thought would be a difficult move – seen like a walk in the park. We cannot praise you highly enough, we feel you went above and beyond all our expectations, and not forgetting your wonderful assistant Rita, what a pleasure to have met you both. Of course it goes without saying you will be highly recommended to family, friends, future sellers, and wish you many more years of success. ~ Giovanni and Marion Mancuso
My wife and I had the pleasure of using Rory as our realtor recently. We found both Rory and Rita (assistant) to be the ultimate professionals at what they do. Their intricate touches, especially Rita, presented our home to purchasers with an exceptional presentation. Consequently our home sold in approximately one week at the price that we were asking. Their appraisal of our home was right on so there was really no haggling which was something that we appreciated as vendors. We would most certainly use Rory as our realtor in any future endeavors and would strongly recommend them to anyone who is looking for outstanding realtors. ~ Don and Randi Mark
Rory and Rita (assistant) went above and beyond our expectations in helping us sell our family home in West Vancouver. We appreciate their professionalism, transparency and constant communication. Rory kept the family well informed. We had complete confidence that he advocated for us and we were in good hands. Having Rory and Rita on our side felt like we had family guiding us through the home selling process. Rory and Rita made the emotional process of selling our family home as easy as can be. We appreciate their efforts. ~ Michelle Wu
Just a short thank you note for a flawless transaction of my real-estate needs. Rory is a very Professional and Experienced realtor, and I really appreciated his advice and trust during this challenging time. I would not have any hesitation in recommending Rory and Rita (assistant) for any real-estate services. Thanks again. ~ Ernst and Lisa Wallgram
Thank you so much for all your help, guidance and patience. It was a pleasure having you represent me – you are a true professional. ~ Sandy C
Confidence, Trust, and Professionalism. Three words that is critical to the homebuyer, in my case. From day one Rory gave me the confidence with his experience and knowledge of the market with all the various products that is out there. He presented all the facts and guided me with his wisdom, never pushy or try to sway me in one direction or another. My gut took over and the rest, as they say, is history, in my case a happy homeowner. Rory was always there through this process to answer any questions, pretty much 24/7. It was quite intense, with time challenge, and an unexpected surprise at the 11th hour. We requested a lot of things, negotiated back and forth, and all through it, he was calm and professional. Everything felt under control the whole time, and it gave us a lot of trust in him. He is a true professional in my eyes, of what a really good realtor should be. I will be recommending him and his excellent assistant, every opportunity I get. ~ Michelle and Brendan Ng
It feels great to finally have the place sold and finished with. I really appreciate all the great work you and Rita (assistant) did to get this place sold. I never thought in the beginning it would be such a challenge to sell a property. Thanks for all your patience and guidance in dealing with the sale. It was really nice knowing that I could call you up and discuss options or any questions I had throughout the process. I am also very impressed on how you dealt with my tenants during this process. You were always mindful of them and did what it took to keep them happy even though they had to have showings frequently. Overall, I was really happy with how things went. ~ Fred Diegel
I am not a Canadian citizen, and I was feeling panicked when deciding to sell my condo [in Yaletown]. I was concerned because of my unfamiliarity with the Vancouver real estate market.
Fortunately, after a friend introduced me to real estate agent, Rory Clipsham and his assistant Rita; through their detailed explanations and guidance, I felt at ease to leave matters in their hands, and returned to Taiwan. I did not expect that in just a few days, I would receive such a good price for my condo!
However, the furniture in the condo had to be liquidated in a very short timeframe, and some of the furniture needed to be shipped back to Taiwan. Rory and Rita had everything under control and were able to help me out without causing any worry.
After this perfect overseas real estate transaction, I have complete trust in Rory. If in the future – I ever need to sell or buy a house – I definitely would not hesitate to contact Rory Clipsham, Coldwell Banker Westburn Realty. I highly recommend them! Thank you for your dedicated help. ~ Vickie Chen