Valerie has been an incredible support and negotiator in the selling of my mother’s townhouse and buying a new beautiful place in Steveston. Valerie has an excellent balance of professionalism and humanism. She made a stressful process for both my mom and I, into an enjoyable journey and life change. Her insight on the market and fair and competitive negotiating created a very positive experience for both of us. Thanks Valerie for your support and expertise.
Valerie was able to find us the perfect home for our growing family, we saw several properties over a couple of months and Valerie always offered insight as to what might be some potential shortcomings and benefits of each place. As this was our first time buying a place we had some many questions, Valerie answered each one throughly, when we took possession of our new place, Val was there to help with the transition. Val’s professionalism and dedication to her client’s happiness make her stand out. I highly recommend Valerie and would definitely ask her to help us in the future.
We are grateful to have worked with Val – a realtor with such a wonderful combination of kindness and diligence. She was receptive to our needs, and addressed our many questions and concerns swiftly, patiently and comprehensively. We appreciated her professional expertise and insights, along with her genuine desire to help us both sell our home and find a new place to call home. Even after the sale was done, Val continued to advocate and communicate with the other realtor on our behalf. Thank you for everything, Val!
Valerie was really helpful and made the whole process easier for us. She was really patient throughout the process and arranged showings in a timely manner to fit our schedules and knew what we like & disliked. Will recommend her highly. Thank you Val 🙂
Anna and Jae
Valerie was fantastic for us. She really paid attention to what we liked and didn’t like when we were looking for our place, and made sure that what she was showing us really was what we were looking for!
As first time home buyers, we really appreciated her not only walking us through the process carefully, but also just really making sure we were taken care of; she was available at any time, had suggestions for everything from notaries to moving companies, and was always amazingly quick to respond to any questions we might have (even at 11pm at night!). We were able to get a home that we’re really happy with. Thanks, Valerie!
Shannon and Anthony
Working with Val has been an absolute pleasure. Not only have I had the opportunity to work with her as a colleague, but took the opportunity to have her assist us with listing and selling our place, so we can go on to our next adventure. We very highly recommend Val to get your place listed and sold, efficiently, effectively, to the highest of industry standards, and above all, professionally.
Traci and Sean
We met Valerie by chance while walking through the mall in Richmond Mall and boy are we glad we did! She has been courteous and professional throughout our entire home purchasing process! She has always been available to help us whenever we needed assistance. She is very knowledgeable, trustworthy, and always looked out for us. We will certainly be reaching out to her for any future needs. We highly recommend her.
Tarek and Hadir
Valerie was recommended to us when we were seeking an agent to handle the sale of our rental condo. We are very happy to have chosen her. She was very prompt, professional and knowledgeable in every aspect of the sale process.
Herman and Jeani
My husband and I were first home buyers who did not know much about the market or how purchasing real estate works in Vancouver. We first met Val at the mall at a realtor’s kiosk. She was approachable, friendly and quickly identified our needs as a young couple. At that time, we did not realize the importance of having a realtor in this market and we started independently looking at listings on MLS. After months of going to open houses, creating offer letters and unsuccessful bids, my husband and I were both discouraged and disheartened about the prospect of ever owning a home in the Lower Mainland. During this time, my husband contacted Val and she remembered us from our first encounter in the mall. We met up with her again and had a chance to talk to Val about our experiences in this competitive market. She encouraged us to try looking again and she diligently explained to us the whole process of purchasing a home. We arranged to meet up with her on a Saturday to view four listings of townhomes that met our requirements for adequate space and commuting convenience for work. We were impressed by the way she organized and arranged the viewing of the homes in a time efficient manner, and how she spent her time walking us through the pros/cons of each listing. With Val’s help, we created an offer letter for the townhome that we both loved at first sight. As expected, it was a multiple bid/offer situation for this townhome. However, Val used her excellent communication and negotiation skills to work with seller’s realtor on our behalf to help us win the bid and purchase the townhome. During this whole process, Val was supportive, knowledgeable, trustworthy, quick to listen and very professional towards us. We value her work ethic and we would highly recommend Val to our friends and family for their real estate needs. This experience has been a huge learning experience for us and we are grateful to Val for her guidance and expertise during this roller coaster ride of buying a home for the first time. Thank-you Val for your help, commitment and dedication towards us during this experience!
Viju and Christine
Our house in Richmond sold in June 2017 by Valerie during a difficult time. The single house market had suffered from B.C. imposing a ‘foreign buyer tax’ in July 2016 and our original realtor could simply not do the job and was removed at the end of that year.
Valerie became our realtor at the beginning of 2017 and from the start we knew her approach was different. More professional, more dedicated to clients and most of all honesty. No more ‘sky’s the limit’ prices on evaluation. Just a realistic price to fit the market using size of lot, size of house, location and most important here was Valerie’s knowledge of the Richmond market and where our property fitted in.
Research on local house sales in the area became most important for we did not want to under or over price it. Gradually the market for sales came back. We got our asking price and the sale went through without a hitch.
My thanks to Valerie and RE/MAX for their professionalism, conduct with potential buyers and presentation in their sales literature including the contract which was altered several times to suit buyers needs and our own with new condo purchase.
Best regards for your future Valerie.
John E. M.
We met Valerie at one of her open houses we walked into back in 2015. We were very impressed by her professionalism and sincere attitude. We then decided to list one of our properties with her. Valerie is great listener and provides her clients with clear guidance throughout the selling/buying process. Valerie always successfully delivered our expectations. We love the way she works so hard to deliver her commitment to clients. One open house ended up 7 property transactions as of today and we are still searching for more properties together. Thank you Val for all your patience and having you as our agent the past 2 years has been very positive experience for both of us! Thank you!
Gerry and Sally
I am a busy lawyer acting as an executor of an estate with complex family matters. Valerie was very professional and attentive in the manner in which she arranged a quick sale of the property.
It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Valerie. Not only did she help me find a property that had to fit all my specific set of requirements, but she was also able to help me consider options that I would otherwise not have thought of. Valerie is very responsible, and she very knowledgeable of the market and the different areas of Greater Vancouver. She is very committed to her clients, and works very hard in ensuring that you get your ideal property. You can also feel that she values all her clients, and goes the extra mile to make you feel that your business is appreciated. Valerie, I thank you once again for helping me find my home! I look forward to dealing with you again in the future.
We were extremely satisfied with the services that Valerie Laurendeau of RE/MAX Westcoast provided when we recently sold our family home and purchased a condo. Valerie listened very carefully to all of our wants and needs and guided us every step of the way. She is very professional, personable, caring and searched very hard to find us our wonderful new home.
Valerie constantly communicated to us and promptly provided answers to all of our questions. We would not hesitate to recommend Valerie Laurendeau to anyone purchasing or selling a home. Thank you, Valerie, for all your hard work and making it as easy as you could for us!
David and Carol
Val helped us find our first home. She was thoughtful and considerate from the very beginning. Finding the right first home was a daunting task but we’re so glad we had Val with us every step of the way. She had answers to questions we never even thought to ask! Most importantly, Val is honest about what she thinks of a home an we can always rely on her expertise. If you’re looking for someone who is personable, dependable, and great to work with, consider giving Val a call!
Jeff and Carina
I had the privilege of dealing with Valerie for not only selling my condo but also purchasing my new house. On the Selling side, Valerie was able to assess the value of my condo and obtain the asking price within a very short period of time. Valerie’s knowlege of the market and negotiating skills secured the sale with the critical requirements of a short closing time with minimal subjects. When shopping for a new house, Valerie’s commitment to arranging a private viewing at the times convenient to me was very helpful.
Even while on holidays, Valerie was available to discuss prospective properties. Her commitment to following through with getting the required details to obtain the perfect property are admirable and would serve anyone well who is in the market and needs expert advice on all aspects of buying or selling a property.
My boyfriend met Valerie when he was looking for a bigger place for us. We were so impressed by Val’s service as she never said no when we asked her to show us a place, even if it was on a holiday. She knew what we were looking for, and never pushed us to buy a place. Even when there were 3 properties we wanted to see, she managed to arrange to view all 3 places the very next day. She found us an amazing place, good price, bright and spacious. I decided to sell my place and used her as my realtor. Once again she was super professional, took amazing pictures of my place and got me the best price possible.
I recommend Val to anyone that is looking to buy or sell, as she truly looks out for her clients needs and not just the commission, and I will definitely use her again.
Valerie helped us buy our first home. The house she found for us was not even on our radar. The home owners were very difficult to get in touch with and even arranging showings etc was difficult at best. She worked hard for us and through all the frustrations we had with the sellers she still managed to negotiate a good deal for us. After speaking with our new neighbours we found out that it was an even better deal than we thought.
I would trust Valerie with any future home purchases. Thank you so much for everything you did.
David and Julie
I first met Valerie when I was referred to Anita Chan and Austin Kay’s Realty group. As a first time home buyer I was apprehensive and didn’t know where to begin. From the beginning Valerie listened attentively to my needs and offered her knowledge and expertise where needed. She was very knowledgeable of the market place in Richmond and Lower Mainland and did a lot of preliminary research for me to ensure I was only viewing condos which matched my needs. She was very thorough and quick to respond to questions and if she did not have an answer she would always get back to me very quickly. She helped me throughout the entire process from start to finish and definitely went above and beyond! I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a home!
My husband and I were expecting our first baby when we first met Valerie. We were desperate to find a place that was not only affordable but also suitable for our about-to-be-3-people little family. We were (still are actually) very happy with the house we ended up buying in one of the best neighborhood we could ever ask for. Valerie had made the whole process easy and smooth for us. She put everything into consideration and is a natural pro for this. We couldn’t have asked for a better agent and we were very lucky to have chose Val. She is now not only someone we used to work with but also a friend we can trust.
Lisa and Andy
Valerie helped my family to purchase our townhouse and also our apartment in the past. She is very knowledgeable and flexible to work with. She is also very efficient in suggesting potential listing and providing related details. It’s very lucky of us to have her help and professional advices during the purchase of our new home! We will definitely recommend her to our friends!