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I'm so impressed I have no issue having Pete represent our company when we have employees considering a move to Vancouver.
My partner and I worked with Pete Shpak over the course of many months to finally secure our home in downtown Vancouver. He was courteous, timely, accommodating and most importantly very effective in his work. He worked tirelessly to keep properties of interest in front of us. When we finally settled on our home at Meccanica he was involved every step of the way without being overbearing in the least.
Not only did he help us find the right place for us he was there supporting us on the various walk trough’s, understanding strata rules, etc. well after he had completed his part of the sale...honestly just about any question we had he was willing to find the answer including helping us secure a very tight window for move in.
I have bought and sold numerous homes over many years and I can honestly say Pete has been one of the best realtors I've dealt with. I'm so impressed I have no issue having Pete represent our company when we have employees considering a move to Vancouver.
He stands above the rest!
- GJ Stoner
We felt as though we were his only clients
From the moment we first met with Pete to the moment we closed the deal on our first home, we felt as though we were his only clients. His attentiveness and desire to fulfill our needs was beyond impressive and made the entire process, which could have been stressful and tiring, comfortable and enjoyable. Pete’s high level of service and knowledge combined with his charismatic personality made him a joy to work with. We wouldn’t have wanted to deal with anyone else and we already know who we will be calling when it comes to selling our place.
- Lindsay & Scott Petrie
I found him to be an outstanding realtor that works tirelessly
Through my interactions with Pete, I found him to be an outstanding realtor that works tirelessly for his clients to provide them with advice and guidance. I purchased my first home with Pete, and he utilized his talents in finding me the right home within my budget, negotiating a great deal on my behalf, and responding quickly to my questions and requests no matter how big or small. Pete was always focused on finding me the right home and looked at things from my perspective, which I found extremely helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend Pete because he is dedicated to his work, and always puts his clients' interests first! Thanks Pete!
- Raymond Zhang
Without a second thought I would recommend Pete
I couldn't be any happier with both the purchase of my home and the way that Pete Shpak helped with everything along the way! I took quite a while to search for a home and Pete, without hesitation, was there at every step. He was incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and understanding of my situation and expectations. He made excellent recommendations and let me know his frank thoughts when I needed them! Now I'm living in the exact spot I that I hoped for in a beautiful building and feel as if I couldn't have done any better! Without a second thought I would recommend Pete to all home buyers who are looking for a Realtor who knows the market through and through and who cares about your ultimate satisfaction! Great experience.
- Lenkyn Ostapovich
PETE SHPAK IS THE BEST!!
Pete was unbelievable during the entire process of looking for a place to receiving the keys to my new home. I was completely inexperienced in the field of real estate and Pete provided professionalism, respect, patience and expertise to help me make the decisions which were in my best interest. In the end, I got the perfect place at a great price and never really stressed at all about the specifics.
While looking for the perfect place, Pete was extremely patient and creative in showing me different properties. Despite how many times I said that I didn't like a place, Pete never showed even a frown. He always maintained his positive persistence that eventually, when the time and place were right, we would find the perfect place. And, we did!
What I appreciate most about Pete is that he was always very professional, but most of all trustworthy. He has experience with a wonderful team of lawyers, inspectors, insurance agents and everyone whose services we enlisted, based solely on Pete's recommendation, were excellent.
I'll just re-emphasize that I knew nothing about doing anything of the things we did and I actually can't believe that it all happened so easily.
Thank you Pete!
- Cory Sterling
Pete is more than just any old realtor
What can I say about Pete? Pete is more than just any old realtor. He was attentive to our needs and was always realistic and positive. He doesn't sugar coat the realities of property investment when it came to buying a new home for our family and his opinions put us on a short path to fulfilling the requirements of what we sought. In addition to his professionalism and availability to us, Pete showed us that he genuinely cared about where we wanted our family to be in this next stage of life, and he did a standout job in facilitating the whole process with his knowledge, expertise and professional contacts.
- Dave & Meagan Mah
Pete made our search relaxed and fun!
We were very fortunate to meet Pete at an open house that he was hosting on the first day we started looking to buy a home. As buyers, we didn't think we needed a realtor, but Pete knew better. Even though we didn't meet him through anyone we knew, right from day one we found Pete to be personable, professional, honest and trustworthy. Over a beer, he taught us about the buying process, and on our first tour, he helped us discover what was truly important to us in a home. It was clear to us that Pete was in it for the relationship, not just a quick sale - it was important to him to find us the right place. Pete is patient and a great listener, and he made it easy for us to ask him any and all questions that we had. He knew the answer to just about everything, and we appreciated that he also took the time to teach us along the way. When it came time to put forward an offer, he provided valuable advice on how to best position ourselves for success. Once our offer was accepted, Pete continued to support us through his great network of people. He was able to connect us with experts in each field, from lawyers to house inspectors to interior decorators. Throughout the whole process Pete was flexible and accommodating – he would meet us when and where was most convenient for us, even after hours at our offices if need be. To top it all off Pete made our search relaxed and fun, we really looked forward to each time we got to meet with him to see something new. At the end of the day, we are in a home we love, and we won’t hesitate to recommend Pete to everyone we know.
- Kristin Lautrup & Ryan Wilcox
We were amazed with Pete’s excellent communication
We couldn’t be happier with our decision to choose Pete as our realtor for both our sell and purchase of our new home. After having experiences with a wide range of realtors, we entered with some reservations. Right from our first encounter with Pete, his personable nature created a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for us to feel like we could speak honestly about any concerns or hesitations. Pete was upfront and honest, always giving us different choices and solutions for every decision along the way – without the feeling of being pressured one way or the other. Throughout the process, we were amazed with Pete’s excellent communication – there were never any mixed messages, and everything was clearly conveyed. He was confidently able to address all our questions, was very knowledgeable, and had a contact person for every profession we needed, which made both the buy and sell procedure feel effortless. His dedication made us feel like we were his only clients, when we know he was juggling multiple clients – Pete’s time management is much to be envied! Pete demonstrates the perfect balance between professional diligence and easygoing flexibility. And we have to also mention how thoughtful Pete is, as he would frequently ask how our elderly dog was doing throughout the stress of the move. He has certainly raised the bar on the standards of realtors and we would confidently recommend Pete to anyone looking for a realtor.
- Kevin Reierson
Its all in the details with Pete!
Pete has been amazing to work with in dealing with the sale of our townhouse and purchase of our new home. We are an extremely busy family with 3 young kids, and Pete went above and beyond at each step of selling our townhouse to the interaction and purchase for our new home. Even though we know that Pete has several clients, we felt that we were his only client. This was due to his outstanding communication and client service skills! He was very quick to respond to our many questions and was very prompt at answering e-mails. Pete was also very knowledgeable in the details of selling and purchasing our home, even recommending an excellent home inspector and following up with us throughout the legal process. Not only is his attention to detail second to none, he was also very flexible with working within our busy family and work schedules. We were also impressed with Pete's professionalism, patience during negotiations, and highly trusted his sound advice. We would not hesitate in recommending Pete - especially if you are looking for a trustworthy, professional, client-oriented, and knowledgeable realtor.
- Cathy Kwan & Hoti Alberts
Pete is the only realtor we’ve come across who does an amazing job
This is the 6th experience of dealing with a property transaction and Pete was by far the best realtor representing our needs. He actually altered our view of real estate agents. He worked for our needs, was super easy and positive. He worked hard at making sure he had a good understanding of what we required and stuck to that. He did not push product at us just because it was available. He took his time on multiple viewings, was completely organised throughout the entire relationship and when we finally decided to purchase, Pete made the entire transaction effortless and stress free; handling small details, staying flexible to our time schedule and making sure everything came off without a hitch. Pete is the only realtor we’ve come across who does an amazing job. We have already recommended him to friends and family who were in the market for a realtor. We truly believe you’ll be completely satisfied with Pete’s business knowledge and professionalism. Even though this sounds like a complete cliché, Pete did a top notch job (otherwise we wouldn’t be taking the time to write this). And we are absolutely sure we will use him again in the future.
- F, C & C Schmidt
Pete always responded really quickly and had lots of helpful information
Pete was amazing throughout the whole process of buying my first home! At the beginning, we communicated by email and he always responded really quickly and had lots of helpful information. There was a lot I didn't know going into this but Pete knew it all and I completely trusted him. When I was ready to start looking, he put together an afternoon of places, saving the best for last. I fell in a love with a great little condo in the Lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver. It was a little out of my price range but Pete negotiated me a great deal, I couldn't really believe it when they accepted haha. He hooked me up with mortgage people and even made sure I knew about the insurance I needed and gave some suggestions. Even now, after I've moved in, he's still helping me out with some questions here and there. Pete goes above and beyond and I would recommend him to anyone!"
- Brittany Coulthard
Pete is a gifted negotiator, committed to customer service and very knowledgeable
I found Pete online and sent him an initial email explaining my situation. I was moving to Vancouver from the Northwest Territories and had a very short timeframe to find a place and close the deal. I had very tight search parameters in terms of location and was picky about the type of condos I was willing to look at. From the first email I was impressed with Pete's level of professionalism. He answered emails and phone calls promptly and was an excellent problem solver. He educated me about aspects of real estate that I hadn't realized I needed to know about. He is a gifted negotiator, committed to customer service and very knowledgeable about the Kitsilano market. Perhaps more importantly, Pete is very easy to work with. I came down for a three day weekend where we had over 20 showings. Pete made the entire process so much fun. There was zero pressure. He was completely committed to finding me the perfect place. I would highly recommend Pete to anyone who is looking for a realtor. He is fantastic!
- Alexandra Ballantyne
Pete was Professional and Reassuring from the Get Go
I found Pete Shpak after exhaustive online research and comparison with other agents. I needed to sell my home in Vancouver and as I now live and work in California I needed to find someone I could trust to care care of every little detail. I'm impatient, extremely busy and a perfectionist - for some people a nightmare combination! Pete was professional and reassuring from the get go. He answered all my questions and frequently I found that when I had a sudden question that I thought could cause a problem or delay in the listing Pete had anticipated the situation and had solutions. Pete sold my home really fast and for a price I was very happy with. I really let Pete take care of the whole process. I never had to go to Vancouver, in fact I never even met Pete! All our communication was by phone and email which was perfect for me. I have bought and sold many homes over the years and this was by far the least painful experience I have had - I would go so far as to say it was a pleasure. I am recommending Pete to all my friends and associates in Vancouver without any reservations at all.
- John McKeown
Commitment to Customer Service Puts Pete in a Class all by Himself
Before I started working with Pete, I was with another realtor who misled me to try and make a quick sale. Working with Pete was a night and day difference. His honesty and integrity was evident right from the start. Even with several clients, he had seemingly endless amounts of time to help find the right home. He answers emails and fulfills requests promptly – often within minutes. He also put together an offer for me while he was on vacation out of the country. That kind of commitment to customer service certainly puts Pete in a class all by himself. His hard work was greatly appreciated and won't soon be forgotten. I will be recommending Pete to my friends when they need a realtor that they can trust.
- Bradley Humble
My Interests were Protected & I was Fully Informed
I had an extremely positive experience with Pete, especially as a first time home buyer. Pete's intimate knowledge of the downtown condo market proved invaluable during my search process, as well as during negotiations for my new home in Gastown. I felt that my interests were protected and I was fully informed at every stage of the process. I would recommend Pete to my friends and family, especially to first time home buyers who are looking to purchase in and around downtown Vancouver.
- Jonathan Conlin
Professional, Knowledgable, And Very Easy To Work With
We were extremely happy with the way Pete handled the sale of our home - he was professional, knowledgable, and very easy to work with. Most importantly, he was successful in selling our condo within a very short time frame at a price we were very happy with. He was always available to answer our many questions and went out of his way to make the process smooth and painless for us. Pete's hard work was instrumental in securing the successful sale of our condo and we would happily recommend him to any friend or family member looking to buy or sell their home.
- Lily P.
Pete Was Informative And Kept In Constant Contact
I was put in touch with Pete by a family friend while looking for a home. As a first time home buyer, Pete was exceptional in providing a wealth of information on the neighborhoods, buildings we visited, and entire purchasing process. Pete took all of my requirements into consideration and was able to find a perfect fit for me. Through the entire process, Pete was informative and kept in constant contact to ensure the process flowed smoothly. Thanks to Pete's knowledge we were able to reduce the purchasing price by a considerable amount. Pete was a pleasure to deal with and in addition to being a great realtor, became a friend through the process. I can recommend Pete's services to anyone looking for a new home
I'm Certain You'll Get The Best Result Possible If You Go With Pete As Your Realtor
When I was choosing a realtor to sell my place, I wasn't sure I wanted a good friend of mine to do it because of the fact that it can be very stressful with ups and downs and many things may not go as planned. I was originally trying to decide on whether to go with Pete or my previous realtor whom I bought the condo with (and who was also great), but after Pete displayed so much professionalism and laid out the plan covering everything I was concerned about, I decided to go with him despite my initial apprehension of having a good friend handle such a big event in my life. It turned out to be a great decision. In a rapidly softening period in the market with inventory building up, average sale times lengthening, and most sales occurring well below asking price, Pete delivered a home run less than a week after we listed the place even with a challenging buyer. We ended up getting very close to the asking price with about as little stress and as short a waiting period as we could have hoped for. Throughout each stage in the process Pete managed everything as you'd expect a great realtor would. While I can't promise you'll have as successful an experience as I had, I'm certain you'll get the best result possible if you go with Pete as your realtor. We are still good friends and I respect him even more now that I've had him represent me. Thanks Pete!
Provided Me With All Of The Information And Knowledge Required
Pete's patient and focused approach was instrumental in helping me purchase my first home. As a first time home buyer Pete provided me with all of the information and knowledge required for me to m
ake an informed decision. Pete had a wealth of knowledge on the majority of the buildings that we visited which was key to making the process as efficient as possible. Pete started off as my realtor, but finished off with also becoming a friend. There is no doubt that I would recommend Pete to all of my family and friends.
We Felt As Though We Were Accompanied By A Friend
Pete made buying our first home a smooth, simple and stress-free process, but what impressed us most was his work ethic. He exceeded our expectations as he constantly made himself available to us, and personally showed us as many options as possible. During our search, we felt as though we were accompanied by a friend, whose input we could trust and who truly understood our needs. Pete's extensive knowledge of Downtown buildings was a priceless tool, as he intimately knew the pros and cons of each building's amenities, strata councils, floor plans and finishings. Ultimately, this challenged us to think creatively, and we couldn't be happier about or new home. In the end, we felt like there was no stone left unturned and his strategic approach to the negotiation resulted in a tremendous success for us!
-Alex & Jenn Messina
Professional, Knowledgeable, Passionate, And Very Easy To Work With
Pete is an excellent realtor! He helped me find my first dream home. I really appreciate his assistance and effort. He made my home purchase process so much easier. He is very professional, knowledgeable, passionate, and very easy to work with. He was always there when I needed his assistance. He tried his best to protect my interest, which even impressed my home inspector. I feel so lucky that I have chosen Pete as my realtor. I highly recommend Pete to anybody who is looking to buy or sell a home!
Pete’s Experience & Knowledge Made It Happen
A good friend of ours introduced us to Pete when we were interested in looking for our first place. We had a long list of “requirements” and had no idea if it was possible to even find a place that had all of them and be in our price range. To our surprise, Pete managed to show us a number of places that had all of our “requirements”. It was obvious Pete wanted to work hard to find us a place we would be very happy with and would be excited to buy. It was his idea to show us the place we actually bought without us requesting to see it. We thought it was going to be out of our price range but with Pete's experience and knowledge, he made it happen! We are extremely happy with the outcome of our experience with Pete and would highly recommend him to anyone - you won't be disappointed!
-Ryan & Karen Matson
Attentive To My Every Request
Pete introduced me to a unique condo presale opportunity 2 ½ years ago. It has since turned out to be a wonderful investment and my primary residence. Pete was extremely diligent and negotiated the best deal, which included a prime parking spot and a manageable deposit structure. He was attentive to my every request and even attended the homeowner deficiency inspection. I work in the real estate development industry, and I can say that his efforts and enthusiasm far exceed most in the business. I would happily recommend Pete to anyone wanting to buy or sell a property.
Pete's knowledge of the industry is second to none
Pete was instrumental in the selling of our home, and purchase of our new home. The time and effort he put into us in both respects was greatly appreciated. As a Vancouver Realtor, Pete's knowledge of the industry is second to none, and truly understands the fear and excitement associated with the Real Estate biz. When trying to sell and buy a home, there are certain time frames that are crucial in making things work, and Pete's passion allowed us to maneuver our way into our dream home. I highly recommend Pete to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Thanks Pete!
-Todd & Tracy Toothill
Not one of those typical realtor types
Easily the best experience I have had with a realtor! Pete Shpak is very professional and extremely knowledgable about the market. He is very good at understanding your needs and getting you to the right places. He is not one of those typical realtor types that tries to push you into something you can't afford or just don't like. Pete's recommendations for mortgage brokers, home inspectors, attorneys, etc. were all five stars as well. Simply put... Pete is someone you can trust that won't steer you wrong.
Great involvement and timing
Pete was amazing in helping us with the purchase of our first home. What we appreciated the most was that he wasn't pushy when we didn't know what we wanted and allowed us time to figure it out, but once we found something we liked he jumped right in with both feet to help secure the place. Great involvement and timing - it's a tough balance, not too much but always there when we needed him. He was easily contacted and responded right away- patient and thorough with us first time buyers. He had the technical knowledge and he knew the right questions to ask the home inspector and selling agent. He's a great guy to have on your side and we'll recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Thanks Pete!
-Jen & Jeff Howard
Provided honest, practical advice at every turn
Pete was fantastic throughout my first venture into the real estate market. He provided honest, practical advice at every turn and never placed his interest ahead of mine. Without Pete’s quick thinking and eye for opportunity, I could never have landed as great a deal as I did and I’m more than happy to recommend his services to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Thanks Pete!
Saved me MONEY....a lot of it
I was a first time buyer, and i presented some real challenges on what would be a ideal fit for the huge undertaking of getting into the Vancouver real estate market. I did not make it easy for either of us.
Pete stepped up to the challenge and crushed it. His short listing and machine gun delivery of the inventory was unreal. With his hands on approach we saw 20+ properties in 5 days. On top of that, he took an active roll in every aspect of the process, from inspection, financing, and even taking steps with my lender that saved me MONEY....a lot of it. That was above and beyond what i expected.
I don't think anyone could ask for anything more when it comes to how he conducted the deal and process. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a solid pro in their corner.
Listened to what was important to me
From selling my home with Pete, i learned that not all realtors are created equal. don't let his youthful looks fool you. he is incredibly smart, responsive and market savvy. he's a great communicator that listened to what was important to me, and then developed a thoughtful and strategic selling approach that worked like a charm.
A good relationship is far more important than a sale
To Pete Shpak, a good relationship is far more important than a sale, and in my case, he got both. He’s an incredibly knowledgeable, patient guy who I never felt was looking out for anything but my best interests. He was attentive long before the deal is done, and long after. I’m thrilled to recommend him to any interested buyers.
Outstanding job of finding our first home for us
Pete has done nothing short of an outstanding job of finding our first home for us. He provided a wide variety of places around the city that would have potentially fit our criteria and introduced us to the neighbourhood of Crosstown where we have ended up and are thrilled to be there. He was there every step of the way and overcame a few minor hurdles that presented themselves making it as seamless of a move as possible, somehow managing to find a cleaning company at 5 in the afternoon on New Year's Eve to make our home look brand new. We were very impressed with his professionalism, patience and all round fantastic service. Thanks again for all your help, Pete.
Provided services above and beyond the average agent
Pete is an excellent Real Estate agent, he knows the market and he went out of his way to learn about the properties he was showing. He provided services above and beyond what the average Real Estate agent would provide, and he out of his way to please his clients. I highly recommend him.