Real People, Real reviews:
I had the pleasure of working with Carolyn recently on the sale of my condo in New Westminster. Carolyn is unfailingly professional and has the rare ability to make her clients feel as if we are the only people in her world. No matter how busy she was -- and she was very busy -- she would always make time to go the extra step in ensuring that our property was shown to maximum advantage.
Carolyn’s communication is really exceptional, and I felt completely informed at all times. This was critical for me as I live out of town so was not on hand to keep an eye on things. Carolyn was an invaluable resource for me.
Selling and buying real estate can be stressful no matter what the circumstances but Carolyn’s calm manner, complimented by her wealth of experience and her integrity, always made me feel as though I was in safe hands.
Carolyn cares deeply for her clients and takes a personal interest in the entire process. She worked very hard to achieve an excellent result for us.
I would recommend Carolyn without hesitation and would definitely work with her again in any real estate transaction.
Alexandra Ballard (Seller)
My family and I recently moved from across the country, and we greatly appreciated the knowledge and experience Carolyn and Julie provided for us on our search. Without knowing the city very well, we felt comfortable trusting their guidance on picking the right neighbourhood for us. They responded to all of our inquiries in an extremely timely fashion, and were very flexible about booking appointments around our schedule. They made the whole process as painless as possible and we really appreciated it. We look forward to working with Carolyn again in the future!
Ryan McDonald & Janice Falcao (Buyer)
Carolyn and her team were quick to set up any viewings of properties that we were interested in. They were able to arrange showings on short notice, and to accommodate our busy schedules. I could email her day or night with properties that I was interested in and I would almost always hear back within 24 hours. Carolyn and Heiner were so fast with all the paperwork that was necessary to help us purchase our dream apartment in a short amount of time and were willing to meet me when and where it was most convenient for me. I would definitely recommend Carolyn to a friend because she really cares about her clients.
Michelle Danda (Buyer)
We decided to work with Carolyn to guide us through making our first home purchase on the advice of a family friend, and could not have been happier with the whole experience.
Being first time homebuyers, there were countless things that Carolyn and her team were able to help us understand about purchasing a home. Everything from the costs associated with a purchase, to explaining which documents were crucial to read before making an offer, and finally how to prepare a competitive offer.
We would absolutely recommend Carolyn to any of our friends for the simple reason that we felt 100% comfortable that we were being given advice that was in our best interest. Carolyn was very thoughtful in the guidance and knowledge that she shared with us so that we felt confident in the price that we paid, and also that we knew were going to be extremely happy in the home that we purchased. Ultimately, this is how we determined our experience to be a success, the fact that we are happy in our new home. Thank you Carolyn and Team!
James Moss and Melanie Scowcroft (Buyer)
We are very satisfied with Carolyn and the services she provided. She listened to our concerns and understood our wishes very well. She was very relaxed and eliminated a lot of the stress that we had about buying a property. We were impressed with her friendliness and ability to find what checked all of our boxes. There is no doubt that we will recommend her to our friends and contact her for the next transaction we may undertake. Our experience with Carolyn and Julie was very pleasant and we are very grateful for all of your team's help.
Daniela & Ionut Florea (Buyer)
I would highly recommend Carolyn and her team. Due to her expertise and experience we have closen deals faster and have benefited financially from her advice. She is very respectful of our opinions and really values the relationship we have with her. Working with her is very easy and we know she goes above and beyond to find us our home and is very strategic when selling ours. She is a rare find, with high ethics and is very trustworthy. We have worked with Carolyn a few times on investment purchases and with our own personal moving and we will to continue to only work with her.
Mr & Mrs Block (Buyer & Seller)
When we began looking for a new home, we were fortunate to be referred to Carolyn. Carolyn is an astute, conscientious and extremely knowledgeable professional. There is no question that we will provide Carolyn's name to anyone considering a purchase of real estate in Vancouver.
Jeff & Kristina (Buyer)
Carolyn was recommended by a family member and, as it turns out, for good reason. From the start, she was a complete professional: prompt, well prepared and approachable. Carolyn's years of experience were obvious from her knowledge about the local real estate market and familiarity with Burnaby neighbourhoods. All our questions and concerns were answered quickly and Carolyn guided us through a potentially more stressful situation with care and compassion.
She made a plan, followed it through efficiently and attended to all the details, advising us and providing necessary contacts along the way. I truly appreciate Carolyn's calm and friendly demeanour while she quickly completed this estate sale. Above and beyond expectations, Carolyn is the epitome of a real estate professional.
Thank you so much Carolyn
Sam (Estate Sale)
Thank you so much. It was a pleasure working with you and your team.
Cheers, Verna (Seller)
I had so much luck with RE/MAX. I am happy to have met the Blum Team-thank you for all your help.
Sheila (Buyer & Seller)
We were amazed at how organized and responsive Carolyn was! It made our effort in finding and deciding on a place so much easier. The way it should be! Fabulous customer-service skills. Thanks for making us feel like cared for clients.
Erica & Sharon
Carolyn made buying a home as easy as it possibly could have been for me. At each stage of the process, she took care to explore my options, answer my questions and refer me to other profesionals as needed. In addition I found that she was sensitive to my personal taste and helped me find a home that suits me very well, without pressure of any sort. I received prompt responses to my questions and nothing slipped through the cracks, including verbal questions or requests that I made. In addition to being completely professional, Carolyn was also very personable and easy to talk to - this made the stressful process of home buying easier. Overall Carolyn went beyond the call of duty with helpful research and advice, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to buy or see their home.
Thank so much for all your help in selling our condo, especially with all the last minute stresses! We really couldn't have done it without you. We appreciate it so much!
Leanne, Jarvis & Elsa (seller)
Just a short note to acknowledge and compliment Carolyn Blum. As sales manager of "Hawthorne Gate." I meet many realtors, however Carolyn's professionalism is noteworthy. It was a pleasure writing an agreement with Carolyn and her clients.
Best Regards, Jana (Sales Manager Hawthorne Gate)
Carolyn has proven to be an invaluable colleague. Recently I referred a new buyer to her for the Burnaby, Tri-Cities area, and she handled the prospect with empathy, professionalism, and first class product knowledge. She kept me informed of her progress with the buyer which helped me in the marketing of the prospects apartment on the west side. Together we worked as a team to the benefit of the customer. I feel privileged to have Carolyn to call upon for the neighborhoods of the city that are out of my areas expertise. She is a true leader in our industry and I look forward to doing more business with her."
Sheila O'Brien, (Dexter Associates Realty)
Thank you very much for your assistance with my purchase of a revenue apartment in the Vancouver area.Throughout the whole real estate process I found you to be thorough and dedicated in finding what I was looking for, and you went beyond expectations in negotiations and help.Your friendly and caring personality made the experience a pleasure, and I have and will recommend you to my friends and colleagues. I hope I am in a position to do business with you again in the future. Thank you again. Best wishes,
Yours sincerley, C.J. Egerton Ball (Buyer)
I wanted to thank you so much for everything that you did for me. Buying my first little chunk of real estate on my own was a bit of scary prospect for me. Somehow you managed to make the whole process a little a little less intimidating for me. I also appreciate your non-aggressive non-pushy style. Thank you again so much for everything Carolyn.
Nicole (First Time Buyer)
This is to thank you for the successful and very much appreciated sale of our apartment in Burnaby. From the initial reference to the sale, we were very pleased how each step was so professionally and courteously handled. We especially thank you for making that "extra" effort not only in keeping us informed every step of the way but in continuing to follow up to make sure we were satisfied with each of those important steps. We would not hesitate to recommend Carolyn, to anyone planning to sell their home.
Thanks again, Emil & Audrey (Listing)
When my husband and I were ready purchase our first home, as first home-buyers, we knew very little about the housing market, the process, and the time commitment involved.We were so impressed with Carolyn, right from our first conversation with her as, she really spent time listening to our specifications about the type of house we wanted: budget, size location and amenities. Throughout the entire process, Carolyn made us feel as though we were truly her number one priority. Carolyn's knowledge, professionalism, and energy made the experience so enjoyable and effortless and we really looked forward to the time spent viewing houses with her Not only did we find the house of our dreams, we would unquestionably refer Carolyn to anyone looking to buy a home, including our friends & family.
-Andi and Eric (New Buyer)
Thank you so much for helping me secure the purchase of my new Condo. I'm slowly getting settled & loving my place. I know you had a lot to do with it becoming mine & I will always remember the part that you played.
Sincerely Connie (New Condo Owner)
Carolyn and her team are a hands on human touch team.
I was out of town for the majority of time whilst she had my house listed. She took the time, energy and care to be there at every showing to really sell and capture any feedback. I really trust her judgement and valued her expertise. Thank you for your support Carolyn.
J. Mills (Listing)
I want to write to you to thank you for all the work you and Carolyn and your entire team has put in to make this sale. It was a difficult one and I am sure it goes in your book of war stories to tell!
Your team has been professional and trustworthy! I will recommend you to my friends in Vancouver.
If you need any references from your clients, I would be happy to help!
Thanks again and take care!!
Hi Heiner and Gerhilde
Thanks! You guys are the greatest.
Thank you thank you for your hard work. We really felt you cared and it made a difference.
We got a chance to thank your mom and dad - but not you. Thank you so much for your patience with us.
It's been a long process with lots of ups and downs. We are absolutely thrilled with our purchase.
Deirdre and Paul. (Buyer and Seller)
It took time, but thank you very much for your kindness, patience and professionalism. It was a pleasure dealing with you, your wife and your daughter.
All the best,
Charles and Karen (First Time Buyer's)