K & L Brett
Emma didn't feel like a realtor, Emma felt like she was just part of the family. She made everything so easy. In the midst of it all, she was always there for us no matter the day or time (even close to the middle of the night!) she would be there.
As first time home-buyers, my husband and I had no idea what we were doing. Emma walked us through all the steps and made it fun and simple.
It was so easy to fall in love with our new home and she knew it was the one even before we saw it. She was always on it.
Going to see houses was a little foreign to us, but she would come along and make us feel like it was our second nature to visit new homes. She seemed to know the answer to everything, it was great! It made the whole process easy and enjoyable. She almost felt like she was just part of the family. We cannot thank her enough.
All realtors promise but in my experience few deliver, they rely on the property to sell itself. Not so with Emma! Her approach is that the getting the listing is only the first step, that active marketing and ongoing involvement is the key to the successful sale of your property. From helpful suggestions on decor and staging, to what upgrades will give you a payback, to involvement with every showing, she was there. Emma has an innate ability to highlight the unique attributes of your home, its location and intrinsic value compared with competing properties. She then gets the message out to prospects. Too many times I have been frustrated by a realtor whose approach to valuation is to produce a list of comparable sales without taking into account the unique attributes of your home its location, condition and upgrades. Based on my positive experience with her services I have no hesitation in recommending her to prospective home buyers and sellers alike.
Behzad & Shiva Basir
Emma is exemplary in her real-estate field! Her high attention to detail, superior knowledge of location, resourcefulness, patience, sharpness, professionalism and photographic memory makes her a stellar agent! Emma is multi-talented; her background in the banking industry coupled with amazing taste in home design resulted in bringing us multiple offers to choose from; all higher than original asking price!
We met Emma by pure accident (as a result of her marketing strategy via flyers in our mailbox) and we’re so glad we did! She helped us stage our home and prepare it in advance for the sale. She was patient, kind and with us every step of the way, helping us progress towards our goal. She even spent time with us, helping us choosing paint colors that provided maximum design appeal for our home. She had just about every resource we needed which made the whole process much easier.
Emma also has extraordinary negotiation skills which helped us get excellent offers at the end; carefully wording and negotiating with her counterpart to give us full advantage. Her attention to details particularly amazed us. The amount of work and details on her personal web-site truly reflects her taste in design and details; ensuring her web-site was in optimal operation on every possible device which benefits both buyers and sellers alike. When we looked at the marketing materials Emma created, we fell in love with our own home all over again!!
We greatly appreciate all the hard work Emma has done for us and highly recommend her to anyone who is considering buying or selling their property.
B & N Smith
Last year, we decided to downsize and started the search for a new condo, without a realtor in mind. We met Emma at the first suite we looked at, and immediately felt that she would be the one to represent us. She was welcoming and informative, without being pushy, and she quickly understood exactly what we were looking for.
Our search took a year, and we looked at many different units. Emma did suggest that we look at a few places outside our comfort zone during that time. This actually helped us to be even more certain about what we really wanted. When the perfect unit became available, she moved quickly and used all her skills to help us make the most effective bid possible. Our bid was accepted, and then it was time to sell our family home.
We had already done a lot of work on our place with a view to selling it, and Emma had been very helpful with respect to what we should and shouldn't spend money on. She had her associate, Peter Gain, come in to give us his assessment as well. The house was beautifully staged, and the professional photos and resulting brochure were outstanding. Our house sold over asking within the week.
The next step was to renovate the new condo, and Emma had the contacts for all the trades we would need on speed dial. Emma was always professional, personable, available and knowledgeable. We would not hesitate to recommend her services.
L & L Astrab
Emma was on top of things from start to finish! She is very professional, organized and knowledgeable about the market. She made the process of selling smooth and effortless for us, including making all the arrangements directly with our tenant. Would not hesitate to recommend her!
New to the Lower Mainland and as first home buyers, my husband and I were anxious about purchasing a home in such a fast and high pressure market. We were fortunate enough to have been referred to Emma Van de Wetering to assist with our search. Immediately after contacting Emma she identified our requirements and confirmed our search parameters, providing us with up-to-date listings that met our needs. Being diligent and having done extensive research prior to commencing our property search we had a good idea of what we wanted, but understood that compromising may be required.
A. Khashei & N. Hosseinian
Emma started supporting us with quick information provided weeks before we started working with her as our agent, and she kept supporting us weeks after our selling/buying was done. She cares about every detail with properties and about your needs. Emma never forgets to find out the answer to all questions you ask her through text or email or phone conversation because she is very organized and follows all your questions through, and digs out information that is sometimes even hard to find.
Her exceptional negotiation skills and quick reactions when facing tight situations helped us to sell our condo and buy a house in the same week which was exactly what we wanted.
She also has a sense of commitment to her profession and is against the fake increase of property prices attempted by some other agents we met, by clarifying the fair/actual value of properties when giving you advice.
Emma made selling our condo seem like a breeze as it was sold within about a week of meeting with her for our initial consultation. What impressed us was that we got what seemed to be a record sale price for our condo in the North Burnaby area even without hiring a staging company to help us with our open house. Emma knew exactly what buyers look out for so we followed her specific instructions on what to clean and de-clutter, and that was all it took to get an offer that was more than what we had ever expected. She was thorough and efficient with every aspect of selling a home. Emma is a realtor that both the buyer and seller can trust.
D & W Werbovetski
My husband and I recently had the pleasure of working with Emma. My first contact with Emma was over the phone and I knew she was the agent for us. Emma's patience and perseverance together with knowledge and expertise were greatly appreciated as she assisted in the purchase of our new condo and in the sale of our house. She was easily reached when we needed her. When we encountered a few road blocks in the process, Emma was able to quickly and efficiently resolve them. We enjoyed working with her and will continue to do so as she assists our daughter in the purchase of her first condo. We highly recommend Emma without reservation.
G & J Kwan
Emma helped us land our dream home in 2015. This was no easy task, as we were first time buyers looking for a detached home in a crowded Greater Vancouver market. We found Emma to be very knowledgeable about real estate and home renovations/upgrades. Qualities we would use to describe Emma: hard working, thorough, knowledgeable and an excellent communicator. We would not hesitate to recommend Emma to anyone searching for a home.
E & A Dimchuk
My husband and I first met Emma while attending an open house. After a short conversation, she gracefully offered plenitude of information on the area and helped us monitoring the market trends for the type of property and location we were looking for. Naturally, when we were ready to buy a house, we asked Emma to be our agent.
D & R Hunt
Hiring Emma was the best decision we ever made in our search for buying a house. It was immediately evident that her knowledge of the area and experience was crucial, particularly in the market at that time with properties being sold in days of being listed. We felt very comfortable in dealing with Emma and in her understanding our needs. She was approachable, supportive and very communicative. Her efforts in preparing and presenting our offer, we are sure, made a huge difference and resulted in our offer being accepted, with some 12 other offers on the table. That is quite an achievement and we are very grateful for the hard work she put in on our behalf in preparing and investigating what was needed to make our offer attractive to the sellers. Emma was a pleasure to deal with and we would have no hesitation in recommending and using her in the future.
S & S Zandi
We felt so lucky to have Emma on our side! What a great experience working with someone who truly excels at her job, who worked so hard as our agent, and who is so personable. Emma worked incredibly hard to buy our lovely home right on time, as we approached the end of our lease. She took us through a series of homes that fit our criteria and made pointed observations on the flaws and benefits of each home, that we wouldn't have noticed. Her expertise made a huge difference in helping us to find the best home for our family. She certainly wasn't a realtor that just lined up to get an easy commission.
Jeff Ihaksi, Cayley Properties Inc
We purchased an apartment for our rental company from Emma and found that her services were above and beyond our expectations. Before the purchase she listened to our needs and completed extensive research on our behalf. After the purchase Emmas services continued well beyond the completion date. We found her to be knowledgable and understanding towards our goals. Our last purchase was over a year ago and we have since looked at additional properties with Emma, we have also recommended her services to friends.
N & T MacRae
We wanted to thank you again for your help in selling our home and finding us a new one. In a very competitive marketplace, you were able to help us find our perfect home in a very short period of time. The commitment and tenacity of you and Emma made the process efficient, focused, and ultimately successful. We appreciated that you and Emma were knowledgeable, candid, and very responsive to our questions and calls. Despite a very active market, you never made us feel rushed or dismissed. It was obvious to us that you had our best interests in mind and that you truly valued our business. You made what could have been a stressful process, actually very easy. We trusted your experience and expertise and in return we got everything we asked for: our dream home and the asking price and terms on our listing in record time.
N & V Robbins
We have had Peter Gain Real Estate Group for 3 years and we would highly recommend them. They worked so hard and were always so patient. They sold our house in 3 days and got full asking price with no subjects. Emma Van de Wetering did a fantastic job showing us potential condos and townhouses and was always so willing and cheerful. Peter Gain did a wonderful job appraising and showing our house. Peter also emailed us the Housing Market info so we were always updated on the current market. We couldn’t have asked for better and more helpful Realtors.
Peter Gain and his associate Emma Van de Wetering have recently completed the sale of our home and the purchase of a condo. They were both very professional, efficient and followed through with all that was promised. I felt comfortable and able to communicate with both of them regarding my needs and every concern that came up they were able to handle and ease my mind. I would highly recommend their services to anyone!