It makes for an outstanding experience when a friend you grew up with exhibits the utmost professionalism while delivering the best possible outcome for your maiden voyage into the real estate market.
We expected an arduous journey to finding the right place to call home in this market. What we didn't expect was to see so many other people walking into open houses without even a simulacrum of representation. That simply wasn't the case for us. Poul was there to meet us at each and every one of the 50-odd houses we viewed. It's obvious that realtors like Poul pride themselves on forging relationships with their clients and push aside the idea that a home will simply sell itself in this market.
I have known Poul since grade school, and his work ethic and personality are perfectly tailored to this vocation. His dedication to his clients clearly comes first and, when paired with a focus on protecting their interests through crunching the critical numbers and asking difficult questions, it's clear that having someone like that in your corner will help you navigate this experience successfully.
Poul - thanks for your hard work and we look forward to being able to celebrate with you when standing six feet apart isn't the norm.
R and W
I had a high valued penthouse apartment on the top floor of a very sought after building in Richmond. Nothing was selling at the time, and I had a pretty good idea of what the value of the penthouse was. I started the interview process and ended up interviewing about 9 realtors in the area. All top producers and apparently well known and reputable industry professionals. I personally didn't connect with any of them as they were all quite pushy and wanted me to sign documents and agree on a sales price right then and there. Poul was the last realtor I interviewed and it quickly became apparent to me that he was different than the other realtors. We ended up chatting for a few hours and half of the time he just wanted to get to know me in order to determine if we would be a good fit for this venture.
He was personable, he was educated, honest, intelligent, straight forward (which I appreciated), and it was clear to me he was looking out for my best interests. He left the interview in hopes we would work together but made no attempts to make me sign anything or agree on a sales price, just simply said "call me in a few days we can have another chat". Long story short I needed up working with Poul and he got me multiple offers within a week and sold for 100K over asking price and achieved the highest ever sales price per square foot in my building.
Was extremely happy working with Poul and I would recommend him to anyone looking for help with real estate.
T and V
Poul sold our home in Coquitlam. We were a bit worried as there were a few other units in our complex that weren't selling. He walked us through his marketing strategy step by step and was able to create a high volume of demand as soon as it went live. Our family was quickly growing and we needed to upgrade to something larger ASAP. He managed to sell our unit within 2 weeks above our asking price, and move us into our dream townhome only 10 minutes away.
A process that I felt was going to be extremely stressfull turned into be the exact opposite. A seamless transition from our current home to our next with no speed bumps along the way. Glad our good friends referred us to Poul. A professional through and through and now a friend as well. I will refer him to friends and family down the road :)
J and S
We were referred to Poul by a friend in Vancouver. At the time I had just acquired a new job at Children's Hospital and was in the midst of trying to sell our townhome in Toronto. Thing's were not going well with the sale, and I had to be in Vancouver in less than a month AND find a new home for my husband and I. No seller's were accepting any subject to sale offers and things were looking grim.... We managed to get out West to look at a few properties and fell in love with one on our second day of tours. Poul somehow convinced the seller's to accept our subject to sale offer in amidst of other interested parties. We managed to get our home sold the following week and complete the transaction of our new property in Tsawwassen.
So happy we were put in contact with Poul has he made light of a very chaotic situation and handled everything professionally and effectively from start to finish. He was fantastic!