I have had limited experience in the real-estate market and Andrew Szalontai was recommended to me by a friend. Andrew really helped me through the more confusing aspects of purchasing a home, as I got to know Andrew I began to appreciate his knowledge of the marketplace, his confidence and his patience. I was so impressed with Andrew’s professionalism that I decided to use him to sell my property in Burnaby. Andrew was less familiar with the Burnaby market but it sure didn’t affect his performance he was enthusiastic and did lots of research and price comparisons to help determine exactly what the best price was for my home.
Andrew helped me sell my home in Burnaby and purchase a property another, we had a few issues with financing and a couple of deals fell through but Andrew was always exceedingly patient, positive and helpful. Without Andrew I don’t know how I could have done it.
I will definitely enlist Andrew’s services the next time and I would not hesitate to recommend Andrew Szalontai to anybody looking for help purchasing a new home.
Jame Jenson & Naomi Sackett
Buying and selling houses, as we all know is stressful. Buying a house in the lower mainland of BC is downright ridiculous. That is where you need the help of a professional.
When we first started thinking about selling we contacted Andrew, at the time our house was not yet complete but Andrew was patient, even showing us listings for potential buys. We immediately received notifications for properties based on the areas and criteria we were after. This was similar to searching for a needle in a haystack.
When it came time to list our house, and notwithstanding the large amount of work he had already done for us, Andrew’s no pressure attitude prompted us to sign with him. His strategy was tailored to the market at hand; and two open houses one week after listing yielded four offers with the accepted one at 30k over asking. That was due in part to the exceptional quality of the home and the excellent media company he retained for marketing.
Finding a new home on the other hand was not so simple, as we dragged Andrew all over the lower mainland he arranged viewings nearly at our beck and call. The property we were after was specific and Andrew’s tireless background searches led us to a few properties. Some we liked, some we ran from, and some we walked away dumbfounded. Perhaps the stars have finally aligned for our current offer.
In short, whether Andrew was organizing viewings, drawing up contract revisions or helping us move, he was there when we needed.
Karen and Randy Henderson
Andrew is a very patient, honest, reliable, and conscientious real estate agent who cares deeply about his clients. Over the last nine years he has sold multiple properties for my husband and I, one profiting at 150%, the top sale in that area for 2007. He has also assisted my in-laws in selling a recreational home very quickly and for asking price, while also negotiating for them a great deal on the perfect retirement condo. Andrew has a passion for real estate and he goes above and beyond for his customers, building a relationship that will last a lifetime. Rest assured, when we’re ready to sell again, we’ll be coming to Andrew!
With it being a very stressful time for me with my marital separation, you have made searching for a new home for my daughter & me a fun & exciting time!
You have helped a very sheltered woman learn about real estate and never put pressure on me. I think it has been a very rewarding experience for both you & me. I am especially pleased that I convinced my husband to list our existing home with your team.
Thank you, Andrew, for doing business with me
Jeff and Shalene Olsen
I have seen Andrew selling in a number of situations over 7 years or so. I have always found him very professional, straightforward, honest and able to build solid relationships with who ever he is doing business. I trust Andrew and would have no hesitation using him to sell property for me.
Iris & Dan Panasiuk
We were having a very slow start to our sale. Andrew was not discouraged he kept our spirits up and was very positive. Andrew was up to date every week showing us statistics of sales in the area, amount of homes listed for sale, and comparables for our listing price. Andrew never once gave us anything but a positive outlook. We had numerous phone calls, emails between us. All inquiries were answered in a very timely manner. We found out later that Andrew gave up an international holiday he had planned, because our house was not selling. Now that is dedication!!
We feel that Andrew has so much integrity and forethought, we never once felt that he was going to encourage us to take a deal just to have a sale. He wanted us to have the best deal possible and was very responsible in recommending any price changes. Much thought went into any changes that were going to be made.
Andrew, through this whole process of selling our home, was always coming up with new strategies to try and make the sale happen in the best way possible for us.
We would definitely recommend Andrew’s services, you will find that you will have a very honest, hard- working, intelligent man with the highest integrity working for you.
Keller Williams Black Diamond is fortunate to have Andrew working with them.
Thank you Andrew for the impeccable work you did for the Panasiuk family.
I handle foreclosures on behalf of Spectrum Canada, and have worked with Andrew for the past few years on quite a few properties. Andrew has always gone that extra mile to protect our interests. His knowledge, persistence and dedication exceed many of the realtors I have dealt with, and I deal with dozens of realtors all over Canada. Like he says, “it’s all about service”, I can assure anyone that those aren’t just spoken words, or a marketing line, Andrew does in fact live by them. I plan to use him for all my future listings on the lower mainland on behalf of Spectrum, and I would not hesitate to use his services for my personal interests also.
I believed that I could sell my home by myself, and I spent hundreds of dollars attempting to market my home, only to be bombarded with low offers. I even got two offers that collapsed because of lame excuses from the buyers. Then I spoke to Andrew Szalontai, I was reluctant at first, (his ‘Insider Guide’ was great reading material) and felt that I needed a professional with a thorough marketing plan to get the job done right. In the end, he got me $128,000 more in my pocket than expected. Never again will I go through the frustration by trying to sell my house myself. Thanks for being persistent and honest, the result was great. I am happy to recommend Andrew to friends and family.
I was in a very uncomfortable position before selling my home; I wrote an offer on another home. I couldn’t afford both homes and didn’t want to lose the new home of my dreams… Andrew made my dream a reality. He was able to negotiate a great price on my home and also with my purchase. An accurate market value, tips on staging my home and his specialized knowledge got me a quick sale. The use of Andrew’s 20 foot moving trailer and storage boxes simplified my stress levels and saved me the cost of a hired moving truck and expensive boxes. The special personalized treatment you get with Andrew is worth every penny I paid, he goes above and beyond what other realtors should do!
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
Could not have had a better agent, made my first time buying a delight. Also was impressed with the above and beyond service. Thanks Andrew!!
In dealing with a very large number of people on a day to day basis over many years, I can honestly say Andrew has always shown himself to be a first-class professional and at the ‘top of his class’….hard working, honest as the day is long, sincere…..and as smart as he is…doesn’t let it get in the way….”Andrew Gets The Job Done”….that’s just the way his is, plain and simple! Andrew gets my recommendation – no questions asked…Trusted Tried and True….he can be your friend, your business associate, your Realtor.
Mark & Monika Stevens
Top qualities: Personable, On Time, High Integrity
Andrew marketed and sold our house and I felt he was very professional and thorough in how he went about getting the job done. He was open to our input at every stage and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for a great realtor.
Greg & Lauren Zibauer
As first time homebuyers with very little experience in the world of real estate, Andrew was a tremendous help. Andrew was extremely helpful through the whole process; from listening to all our concerns, being patient as we changed our minds about location, house style and more, and even helping us find a mortgage broker. We definitely couldn’t have done it without Andrew’s help and knowledge, especially when contemplating a fixer upper. Thanks Andrew for all the work you did to help us find our home!
Katie & Dan Hydamacka
My husband and I had the privilege of working with Andrew Szalontai! He helped us to sell our condo and assisted us in the purchase of our new home! From the day we first talked to the day we closed on both sales, Andrew jumped through hoops to make the process and stress free as possible. We have been moved into our new home for a week now and Andrew is still lending a hand wherever needed! I would definitely recommend Andrew for any of your real-estate needs! Happy to say we have gained a friend out of this experience!
Geoff and Rita Patrick
Andrew Szalontai did a fantastic job with the selling of our condo. We were going to look at several different realtors but as soon as we met Andrew we knew that he was going to be the best realtor for us. Andrew made us feel like we were his only clients. He was very dedicated and was available all the time. He sold our condo in two weeks for what we were asking. He made his enclosed trailer available to us and boxes to help with our move ( all at no charge!). We would definitely use Andrew again for selling our house and would recommend him to our closest family members. Thanks again Andrew!
Ray and Dorothy Marshall
Andrew was an excellent realtor who assisted us with the sale of our home. He was willing to go the extra mile. Thanks Andrew!
Linda Purdon & Tap Kangas
We have nothing but great things to say about you, how you helped with the bank, got us a better mortgage, you surpassed everything that we thought a realtor could do & more!!!!!! You made a very stressful situation feel calm & gave us the best advise as well as covering us with another one of your realtors when you were away!! you showed class, morality, understanding of both interests of husband & wife taking everything into consideration & more. You made us aware of details of footage, yards, good areas, neighbors, schools & much, much more, that we would not even have thought of. You were always extremely quick to return calls, polite & resourseful, above & beyond what we expected. Andrew you were very, very patient with us, we were not the easiest to deal with at times, you certainly went out of your way to make this an enjoyable purchase. You found us the perfect home!!!! Also in the perfect area. We have now been very happy in our home for over 1-1/2 years!!! i would recommend you to everybody & anybody that wants to find their own dreams!!!!
you are the best andrew & we are so glad that we were given your name from another happy customer!!!
John and Angie Vaughan
We had the opportunity to search online for a while by ourselves to see what homes we could find. Some homes were sold by the time we found them and some realtors wouldn’t return our calls. My sister recommended Andrew Szalontai, she was very impressed with his efforts on her transactions.
He always had great communication with us day and night, his attention to detail (good and bad) was great for another set of eyes, and being honest and straight forward made our decision of going with a recommendation a great experience. The mortgage broker we used of our choice, didn’t look out for our best interests and let the ball drop. Andrew was able to step in and get an extension on the offer to complete the finer details. Don’t waste your time hiring people outside of Andrews sphere of influence… he has so many reputable people that provide great services at his finger tips. He gets the job done right, the first time.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Andrew to friends, family and neighbours. Thanks for being cheerful, polite and punctual throughout this whole process.
Al & Shelley Vernon
My husband and I recently purchased a home in the Cloverdale area and we were so happy that we had Andrew to guide us through the process. When we originally met with Andrew, we were looking to purchase a home that was a few years old. He met with us to discuss our needs and was very helpful in sending us listings that met our extensive criteria. This was our first home buying experience and Andrew was very patient as we looked through several homes in a couple of areas in Cloverdale, South Surrey, and White Rock. We soon narrowed our search to a single neighbourhood in Cloverdale. One thing that we noticed immediately with Andrew was his attention to the small details that we may have otherwise missed. He has a good eye for quality of construction and finishings and he pointed out many positives and negatives in each home.
Part way through our search for a home, we switched gears and decided that we were going to build a home. Andrew was very flexible and willing to change directions with us as we went from looking for a home to looking for a building lot. Andrew had an impressive base of knowledge regarding home building and was willing to help with lot searches, including listed and unlisted properties. Additionally, Andrew had knowledge of several contractors and trades people in the area that could work with us to build a home.
Shortly after we began looking for a lot, my husband and I decided that we would pre-purchase a new home in Cloverdale. Once again, Andrew was patient and supportive with our decision. He did a phenomenal job representing us and making sure that we were well taken care of throughout the process our home purchase. He checked in with us on a regular basis as our house was nearing completion. When we were dissatisfied with the way our yard was being finished, Andrew contacted the builder to ensure that the lot elevations were in line with what had been specified in our contract.
Andrew went above and beyond our expectations in a realtor. He is personable, knowledgeable and patient. He takes customer service to a whole new level. We would not hesitate to recommend him to our friends and family.
Bruce Ma & Mary Zhao
We were pleased to be working with Andrew who is an honest realtor. He worked very hard and provided useful information in time based on our requirements. He took lots of time to view properties with us on weekend. He professionally came up with suggestions during viewing the properties. Sometimes he could even find the problems that the sell’s realtor didn’t know.
He was always writing offers from our point of view. He would suggest a reasonable price of each property we would like to write offer. This price was based on the comparison with the other similar properties. He never persuaded us to buy a property with the price that we thought was unreasonable. He has a high work ethic. Even if the sell’s realtor let him persuade us to buy a property with a high price, he never did that.
Christos & Athina Gitersos
Andrew has been a friend of mine now for some time. In those years he’s bought a few home for my family. The service was always top notch! He was always there at the drop of a hat to see a property etc. He takes the time to explain the process and make sure you understand what’s happening along the way. Working as a partner as well has always been a pleasure. His quickness and willingness to work has always made my life easier when working with mutual clients. He’s a professional and it shows!
Frank and Jill Wang
Andrew helped us to purchase our first home. He is all about providing excellent customer service and ensuring the process of buying a house was easy and stress free. He worked around his dedication to his customers, is admirable and very impressive. He was always positive and never pushy. He was always ready to assist in any way possible. I remembered I received his reply at 11 p.m. after I just sent an email 10 minutes prior. He was available to help us out even after the deal was closed. He was truly a professional and we felt he represented our best interests in helping us to buy our new home. If you are looking for an ethical, professional agent who listens to your needs, then Andrew is the one you should consider using for your real estate needs.
Jason & Denyse Oimet
We were using one realtor for the last 6 years to buy and sell property for us. He found us a new home and we bought it 1.5 years ago. Now recently, he had it on the market for many months with minimal activity, the listing expired. Andrew called us, got our attention with a letter that he sent us. We agreed to sit down with Andrew (even through he was a Langley Realtor) and see what he had to offer. We were amazed at what he had to offer us in terms of getting our home sold. I can’t believe our last realtor never put this much effort into getting our home sold. A few days after we listed our home, we broke the news to Andrew that we had to be out of our home in 6 weeks as we had job transfers. Andrew gave us the confidence that he could do this difficult task. To our surprise, he stepped up to the plate and got our home sold for 99% of the asking price in 15 days and we got our move out dates that we needed. If we ever move back to Vancouver, we will surely never forget that Andrew is our new hired help to find us a home. He was definitely worth his weight in gold, and we highly recommend anyone thinking of using him to not think twice and sign on the dotted line.