For us, selling our home, buying a new home and moving was a big deal. We hadn't moved for 20 years and the real estate landscape had completely changed. We needed a professional to help us navigate this transition. We spoke to several realtors, some of whom were prominent in our community. We found Richard to be the professional we were looking for. Our home sold quickly for a very attractive price. Richard managed the sale with great proficiency. He was very patient and listened carefully to what we wanted in a new home. He was with us every step of the way, addressing our concerns with professionalism. We could not have been more pleased or satisfied with our choice of realtor. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Richard Johnstone. We felt we were in very good hands!!
~ S & F Amos
After living in our Burnaby home for over thirty years, circumstances allowed us to finally sell and start a new adventure. As a family of three, we were quite nervous and weren’t sure how to proceed in this busy market. After visiting with friends and family, we were fortunate enough to hear about Richard and his real estate business. Richard was amazing right from the start! He immediately started setting up housing tours and was very receptive to our nervousness and worry. Richard reassured us that our dream house was waiting for us and had no hesitations sending us daily updates on new houses that had hit the market. In a market where homes are listed and sold quickly this guidance and consideration was remarkable and exactly what my family needed. After a few weekends of attending open-houses and patrolling the online MLS we were able to find our perfect house. We highly recommend Richard to anyone who is searching for a house or wanting to sell in this crazy market. Richard made the experience enjoyable and wasted no time finding us our dream house! We are proud to call Richard our friend and are extremely grateful for his services.
~ D&J&B Fauteux
When we first decided it was time to put our townhouse on the market, we went with the original realtor who sold it to us. Well, that was a huge mistake. Because our home wasn’t selling for a million dollars, it wasn’t very important to her. All the houses in our complex were selling except ours. After a few months on the market we decided to let the listing expire and try again with another realtor. We had no idea where to start looking for one. A few days later we got a letter from Richard, and we contacted him. We arranged to meet up and right away we could tell that he actually cared about us and our property. He made fantastic brochures for our place with amazing pictures, and on the first day of private showings we had an offer, and we accepted it. The first day! It was such a relief to have it sold. With two young kids it’s really hard to keep the house spotless and be able to leave at a moments notice. Richard kept us informed every step of the way while things were happening, even if it was late at night he was on the phone with us explaining everything - there was never a point where we were unsure as to what was happening. And if we were, we could easily call or send a text and he would answer right away. After our house sold we of course started to look at properties to purchase. We were a bit worried as the market was so crazy with houses selling over asking and going so fast that we would have to settle on something we didn’t love just so we would have a place to live. He assured us that we would find something amazing, and that we weren’t going to become homeless. And, of course, true to his word we found a phenomenal house that we are so happy to be living in. He negotiated an amazing price for us too. We cannot thank him enough for everything he did for us. After our first try in selling our house we were so scared that all realtors were like that. But he is not, he will treat you the same regardless of what your house is worth or what budget you have to find a new home. I could go on and on about all the things he did for us but no one wants to read an 8 page review so I’ll keep it short and say hire Richard! You will be so happy that you did.~ N&P Kavanagh