It has been a pleasure dealing with Winston Chan. At the time of listing our property, Winston provided us with excellent recent sales information in our area. Winston was efficient and responsive in marketing our property. His expertise made listing and selling our home quickly a very comfortable process. The experienced and professional photographers Winston retained documented our home beautifully.We would happily refer friends and anyone who asks, to Winston.
Pat Howard, Vancouver
My husband and I have known Winston for more than 20 years and have trusted him with regard to our real estate purchases. I really can't say enough good things about him. He is knowledgeable, honest, very patient, and incredibly generous with his time. He answered and explained every inquiry and question we had, regardless of how minor it was. Selling a home in this present market was definitely challenging, but with Winston's help, we were significantly more at ease and confident, knowing that Winston was going over and beyond with his service. We highly recommend Winston Chan!
Alma Mamonluk, Delta, B.C.
I was introduced to Winston by a common friend via e-mail. We first met in White Spot Oakridge mall during my visit to Vancouver with the family last October 2017, as we live in the Philippines.
My wife and I had been shopping around for a condo in Vancouver for the past 4 years but nothing ever materialized. After getting to know my wife and I more, Winston recommended several properties that he felt would suit us and our lifestyle. In one week, Winston and his colleague Tricia, accompanied us in viewing maybe close to 15 units around Vancouver. They would personally pick us up from the house, bring us to the listed properties and bring us back home.
His knowledge of the Vancouver property market is immense, most especially in the Cambie Corridor area where he specializes and he graciously shares this information with his clients, which allowed us to make better decisions in choosing a property to our liking.
One of the reason why my wife and I were apprehensive in making a serious offer for a property was the fact that we were uncertain whether we could get financing from a local financial institution in Canada, being a non-resident. Winston introduced us to a relationship officer of a Canadian bank who magnanimously assisted us in securing a mortgage.
This gave us confidence to make a compelling bid in the highly competitive Vancouver real estate market. While overseas, Winston and Tricia continued to view units for us and sent us photos and videos of different units. We made an offer for a property that my wife and I liked and fortunately we won it! Scheduled to close in 30 days, we later on found out that our loan application got rejected because of a new bank regulation.
As we were panicking, Mr. well-connected Winston, then introduced us to a mortgage broker, one of the best in town, who quickly facilitated our application and submitted it to several of the biggest Canadian banks. We asked for a few days extension from the seller to close, as facilitated by Winston and Tricia, and it was granted. In about 2-3 weeks time, we got positive feedback from TD bank approving our loan application and we were able to close just in time.
Their service did not end there, Winston also introduced me to the lawyer which i engaged to facilitate the closing, and building inspectors to check for any structural problems or leaks. Furthermore, he volunteered to help me search for an interested tenant for my unit. Eventually, he introduced me to a property management firm, which succeeded in finding a tenant for me in a weeks time.
During the turnover of the unit, Tricia even drove me to have my keys duplicated and they volunteered to do the hand-over of the unit to my tenants when the time comes. They also called BC Hydro for me to re-activate my electricity.
That is what I call complete customer service, at its finest. At the end of the day, our agent-client relationship became one of friendship, where we even had a nice round of beer on a Friday night. Another thing I appreciate about this tandem, is that they are open and honest with their opinion on properties. They don't hesitate to share connections, suppliers, information. They execute fast yet remain thorough. The time difference between Manila and Vancouver didn't seem to matter as Winston would reply even at 1am or 4am in the morning.
If i had to make a tagline for this duo, it would be "Winston & Tricia... they find ways"
C. T. & C. T.
If you'd like a competent real estate professional by your side, Winston Chan, is the one to work with. My wife and I are active real estate investors and know the West Side market quite well. Winston's knowledge of the area nicely complemented our own and his negotiating skills helped us achieve our selling price. So we are quite happy with his work and his connections to our target market. He also does a wonderful job of photographing a space and creating a glossy brochure to give a high-end, premium feel to the homes that he showcases on his website. We highly recommend Winston Chan and his team at Sotheby's if you'd like to sell your home quickly and painlessly.
George & Maita Verdolaga/Vancouver Westside
"As a first time buyer, Winston was definitely a blessing! His professionalism, vast knowledge, dedication and commitment is unrivalled. I will not hesitate to recommend Winston, with him at your side you can be assured everything is seamlessly handled from beginning to end ... And even after the transaction has transpired, you can still depend on his sound advice, he is always willing to help."
E. & H. Ribaya
First-time home buyer - Burnaby, BC
E. & H. Ribaya, Burnaby, BC
"I would highly recommend Winston Chan for anyone needing a professional, hardworking, knowledgeable and patient realtor. I first worked with him back in 2007 when we bought our first townhome, recommended him to some of my friends and got his service back again when we decided to sell that townhome and bought a brand new one this year, 2013. You could tell he is the one and only realtor me and my wife could trust. We had open houses every week, took great control of our house when we were away, and was always available for house hunting.
Thank you for the great service, Winston Chan Realtor Greater Vancouver"
N. & C. Onoya, Richmond & South Surrey
"Winston, we were very pleased with the dedication you showed while selling our home.
You worked diligently to make the sale happen.You showed our home nearly every weekend,
and if you could not be there, one of your associates were available. We enjoyed our experience
working with you and would recommend you to friends and neighbours.
Thank you Nick & Linda Sheehan"
N. & L. Sheehan, Vancouver, BC
"The thought of moving houses is already overwhelming by itself, add
selling and buying, and the whole idea will make me just settle in my
old home instead. Winston, thank you so much for all the hard work and
professional advice you gave me. I would say that it was from A to Z
that you helped me through. Your vast network gave me the confidence
to list my house with you, and true enough you sold it in...what was
the number?...was it 10 days? I think it was less! And during the
pre-sale launch of Morningstar, which happened to be a working day for
me, you lined up early and ensured that I got the house I wanted, yup
Lot #1. PLUS, you know an efficient and well-priced moving company
too! And that's exactly what I meant when I said that you helped me
from A to Z. So thank you once again, it was a great experience
working with you, the trust was definitely earned and well deserved!"
A. Ceniza, North Delta, BC
"you did a marvelous job of helping us sell our former house in richmond and purchase our property in north delta. you knew right away where to take us after telling you my wish list, that it had to be an open concept, very contemporary with stainless steel appliances, a family room, dark wood cabinets and floor, big lay out... you were very professional and very accomodating. you did a wonderful job! this is our second year in our new home and we still love it! thanks a lot winston!"
R. & M. de Sequera, North Delta, BC
"This was probably the miracle I've been waiting for.
I would like to thank Winston Chan for his persistence despite our negativity.
Everything I wanted in a place is already there. It's elevated, like Wellington in NZ, its close to the beach, it has a flex room or a 4th bedroom, it has a panel refrigerator, it has a clubhouse, very exclusive and with an upscale community and neighborhood, schools are everywhere, much more we got it way cheaper!!! *wink*
GOD made miracles for us once again!!!!"
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M. & A. Damondamon, South Surrey, BC
"I feel so lucky to have Winston Chan as my realtor. He is kind and warm hearted. He helped me a lot on finding my dream house. Thanks to his proficient knowledge about Vancouver housing market, we found the house I love in less than 3 months. Then together we came up a fair price for it. His patience ,professionalism, and great knowledgeable manner really impressed me. He always said dont worry, I promise together we will find the house that fits you the most. And we did so .It was a such great experience working on houses finding with Winston. I would highly recommend Winston Chan to anyone who needs the real estate service, because he is really good!"
D. Zhang, South Surrey, BC