Testimonials From Janet's Vancouver Clients
Janet assisted us in buying a home in Vancouver in 2002, and then worked with us to sell it 17 years later. Her calm, professional manner helped guide us through the process each time. For the recent sale, her advice on price point, staging and photography for the open house, and dealing with third parties, gave us confidence to make a good decision when the offers came in. Janet is knowledgeable and friendly, and works hard for her clients. We are very happy to recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell property in Vancouver.
Janet is amazing and achieved sale results beyond our expectations. The service and expertise she provides is second to none. We were hesitant to sell our property and Janet guided us step by step through the process. Her recommendations on price point, staging, and process were very exact and resulted in a quick sale. She is very professional and responsive. She works very hard for her clients and is very honest. We put 100% trust in Janet and her team and we were extremely happy with the end result. We would highly recommend Janet and her team for all your Real Estate needs.
Athas & Karen E.
When it came time to sell our beloved “home-away-from-home” in Kitsilano, we knew we had to turn to someone who understood the current market and who knew where our "special place" fit into that market. We had known Janet for some years but had never had the occasion to sell; we gave her a call and her very professional, direct and friendly manner made our decision to sell much easier. She guided us through the process with her expert knowledge and we had a very fast sale far above the asking price. We truly appreciated her ability to be open and direct with us and provide the needed services in such a timely and professional manner. Thanks also to her team - always helpful! We trusted Janet and she came through for us.
Thank you Janet!
Lynda and Barry C.
I liked Janet the minute I met her a number of years ago at an open house where she left me with an extremely positive impression. As I got to know her I learned she was a very engaging, sincere and caring person. Janet has just sold my mother’s house and I couldn’t be more appreciative as to how she efficiently coordinated and executed the sale. She’s professional, quick to respond, interacts thoughtfully with third parties, and does a brilliant job. I highly recommend her to all the other Vancouverites who are thinking of selling. ‘Thank you Janet’ isn’t enough – you are simply the best!
We found buying and selling property in Vancouver’s explosive real estate market to be a stressful and strangely exhilarating experience. Thankfully, it was a success, and the cornerstone of our success was our realtor, Janet Ingraham. With her guidance, we navigated our way through the preparation and sale of our current home and the purchase of a new one. Janet is a seasoned professional who works in an efficient, no nonsense manner. She is well informed, well connected and was always available when we needed someone to lean on. We felt that we could trust Janet and that she always had our best interest at heart. If you are buying or selling your home we would highly recommend Janet Ingraham.
John & Marcie B.
I knew Janet was the right fit when my shy dog loved her the moment they met.
When it was time to sell my North of 4th Avenue residence I interviewed a few well-known, established realtors. One kept on repeating his suggested list price with no interest or regard for any of the features my home had to offer. Another said 'list at X and we will get you $200,000 over asking - but be prepared to take your asking price if you list at that price.’ Noticing Janet's sign and car in my neighbourhood, I decided t give her a call. Janet came in like a breath of fresh air. Right off she was helpful and pleasant. She knew the market, was easy going and promised she would make the sale "painless.“ Her sincerity, communication and continual advice throughout the sale were so appreciated. We worked well together and I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone selling their home.
After interviewing several realtors I chose Janet to sell my apartment and have never once regretted that decision! Janet came so prepared to our initial meeting; her presentation was hands and shoulders above her competition. She really did her homework and studied the neighbourhood. She took a personal interest in me and my home. What struck me the most about Janet was her enthusiasm, energy and professionalism. Not to mention her great sense of humour, which came in handy during stressful times. Janet marketed my home so well; she attracted the right demographic to the open house—after only one open house, she presented me with three very solid offers. She even orchestrated the sale when I was out of town! I cannot say enough about how great Janet was to deal with and I recommend her to anyone thinking of selling their home :)
In the clear light of the week after, I just wanted to confirm our appreciation for all your work and supportive approach. I am not in the habit of writing testimonials for real estate agents, as few meet my expectations for professional conduct. You and your team however, were a delightful surprise on several levels – personal, professional, and productivity.
We were so impressed with your willingness to take a specialized marketing approach for our home under the challenging market conditions, and the new opportunities in applying current information technology. From the outstanding style and quality of the photography, to everyone’s good-natured diligence in marshaling the marketing process, to the high quality of collateral materials, the MLS online service, and the open houses and special showings --- you and your team are the best.
We also really appreciate your diligence in taking the extra steps to close the sale under trying conditions - the due diligence on this sale made some of my mergers and acquisition work seem easy. Thank you for being there, keeping us regularly posted, and being positive throughout.
Bottom line – we are moving.
Dave F. Governance Counsel Operations, Management Training
I just wanted to thank you for your help and support with the sale of our Douglas Park home and purchase of our new Dunbar home. Not only are you an exceptional professional, but your willingness to provide emotional and moral support to your clients is greatly appreciated and in my opinion, unparalleled. It is a pleasure to both do business with you and more importantly to call you our friend. I would like for you and David to be our first dinner guests we finally move to our new home. Thanks again,
Making the decision to move was one of the more dramatic I have made in a very long time, especially since I have lived in this home for 27 years. After meeting Janet Ingraham and experiencing her concern for me, her understanding, honesty and energy, I felt at ease and confidant. She made the process painless and I greatly enjoyed her professional expertise and sense of humor throughout our dealings. I know for certain I could not have come to such a joyful conclusion . . . the quick and efficient sale of my Kits Point home and the subsequent purchase of the perfect home in the right environment! I highly recommend Janet whether selling or buying! It was a joy to have met her.
Thank you, thank you, thank you seems paltry and insufficient but we still want to just want to thank you for everything you have done for us to make the Real Estate part of our Life Transition so smooth, enjoyable, easy and effective for finding us a very good home for Phil, Ethan, Maaike and I, and occasionally Alex, to settle in and start putting down roots.
The time you invested in educating me (and by proxy, Phil) in the Vancouver market was so insightful and helped us to decide what our absolutes were, and weren't. I felt that I had met a kindred spirit and a new, good friend in Vancouver. I hope our paths continue to cross often.
Your professionalism, warmth and good humour were a balm in a potentially nerve wracking time. Thank you for your magic, and for facilitating a good outcome for us and for the sellers. It makes us feel better knowing they are happy, too.
As I said "thank you" seems paltry and insufficient and I suppose I could buy you a bottle of wine, or something else as a token, but thought that you might rather appreciate honest, heartfelt words and true recognition and appreciation. Our encounters with you have made us feel as though we are really at home, and are now real Vancouverites, and to me, that is priceless.
As a professional, Janet maintains a high level of attention to detail, customer service and willingness to accommodate the personal needs of her clients. Everything she does is above and beyond industry standards. When selling my Kits Point home she advised me of my options and listened closely to my wishes.
As a Sales Director who has trained professional salespeople, and also bought and sold several Vancouver properties over the years, I consider myself discerning as to whom I select as a business partner. Janet proved to be the best choice I could have made. I recommend her wholeheartedly.
Carolyn P. (Dale Carnegie Sales Training)
Janet possesses a deep and intuitional understanding of the Vancouver Real Estate market. I found her expertise invaluable in navigating a crazily heated west-side market, and the added bonus is that she actually has fun doing her job. She has now helped me buy and sell three homes, and l will continue to enthusiastically recommend her to friends and colleagues.
It was my good fortune to meet Janet Ingraham and retain her to sell my Kits house on West 13th Avenue. She made the move stress free and smoothed any anxiety that may have arisen. Her efforts were appreciated, as she genuinely cared beyond that expected of a Realtor. I could not have chosen better. My sincere thanks to her.
As an Investor/ Developer I look for certain traits and qualities in the people I work closely with: efficiency, precision, skill, knowledge. As my business relies largely on accurate real estate information, absolute trust in those who are interpreting this information is essential to a successful completion of the process.
I have worked alongside Janet Ingraham since 1999 on numerous endeavors and have known her only to be tireless, proficient and accomplished. Our repeat business relationship is based on a mutual understanding of honesty and integrity.
In the day where every man is out for himself I consider myself fortunate to be associated with a professional who clearly has her priorities in order.
I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Janet for any endeavor she chooses to take on.
What a pleasure doing business with you Janet. We don’t often see such a high level of professionalism in our industry.
Larry McGuinness PREC Sutton Group West Coast Realty.
I personally want to thank you for the excellent professional service you have given us. You were such a pleasure to work with, and your enthusiasm and efficiency are second to none. We look forward to staying in touch with you.
Sue S., Pres. & Founder, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
You have this amazing positive energy and wicked sense of humour that make you a joy to be around! I hope we can stay in touch and that, if you find yourself in Victoria, you will look me up for a 'cuppa tea from time-to-time. You are right, I am in love with my new life and can’t thank you enough for the role you played in selling my Fairview townhouse. I don’t underestimate myself, but I would never underestimate you either - thank you for being a fantastic realtor, person and friend.
I am really looking forward to working with you.
As a self-confessed Type A, I know I was a demanding client. Your endless hours of hard work selling our townhouse have not gone unnoticed. Thank you for your patience, and remaining calm, conscientious and courteous. Due to my inability to see the forest for the trees, if anyone had asked me during the process if I would recommend you, I might have said no. To anyone asking me now, I would say absolutely, without question. In summary, this process has taught me the following: when you retain a professional to do a job, back off and let them do it. Follow their advice and remember that years of experience are a commodity difficult to come by. Hard work, long hours and patience are what you have boundless amounts of, and I am appreciative of your support throughout. So "thanks" might seem an inadequate word to express my complete satisfaction but it is heartfelt nevertheless.
Angela D. Director of Corporate Communications Pembrook Mining Corp
A big THANK YOU to you for all that you’ve done for us. It’s been a crazy process (but you still made it fun) and we appreciate all the hard work you’ve done on our behalf – for both selling Vine Street and buying the house on West 3rd Ave.
The attention you give to detail is incredible and you managed to make a potentially stressful situation a rather pleasurable experience.
Now it’s time to celebrate (well almost, in a few months after the reno is done!)
Kelly & Shirley
Selling a Kits Point property was a daunting enough task but made worse by the fact that I live and work in Calgary AB. I was so fortunate to have connected with Janet Ingraham as she is not only an exceptional realtor but I felt she really cared about me and did everything in her power to make the sale as painless as possible. I had no knowledge of the Vancouver Real Estate Market and relied totally on Janet's advice and in the end, her experience and knowledge of the Market was to my benefit. We received a much higher price than the asking price and in record time. I would highly recommend Janet for any of your real estate needs. The only criticism I have of Janet is that she works in Vancouver and I live in Calgary. Any chance you will be moving to Calgary Janet?
Janet sold a suite in our building and came highly recommended by the sellers so we hired her to sell our home and find the next. She was professional and positive and in a very short time had sold our home for the most money per square foot of any in the area at the time. Needless to say, we were extremely pleased. During the current crazy buying market she never wavered, kept in constant touch, and showed us well-selected properties virtually the same day as they were listed. If it were not for her diligence, we wouldn't have found the fantastic townhouse that we now proudly call home. You won’t find a better realtor!
Just a note of thanks for your most helpful and caring attention in negotiating the sale of our Kits home on West 13th. Your kind consideration and advice, related to various problems we encountered as the house went through the transition from occupancy and eventual sale, were so very much appreciated by both Rod and me.
Again, our warmest thanks for your friendship and expertise.”
We would like to take this opportunity to recommend Janet Ingraham as your next, and final Real Estate Agent. Janet brought us three offers on our Kerrisdale home and it sold for a price we were very happy with. She constantly kept us informed regarding progress and market conditions – we never had to guess what she was doing to sell our property. Her professionalism and good nature has established a relationship that will continue in any of our future real estate dealings.
P & A Lam