Matt Kerr PREC*

Stilhavn Real Estate Services

Real Estate Advice For Life.

About Matt

1.) CLIENT REVIEWS
-"HARDEST WORKING TEAM”
I highly recommend Sayo and her team (team Kerr) for their upbeat, positive attitude, high level of professionalism, knowledge and commitment. They are one of the hardest working team of individuals that I know; going far above and beyond the call of duty. Simply put – they get results. Would I use their services again? In a heartbeat – YES!
- S. Michaels
-"SMOOTH & PAINLESS”
I wanted to take a minute to thank you so much for all of your help in selling our ...

1.) CLIENT REVIEWS

-"HARDEST WORKING TEAM”

I highly recommend Sayo and her team (team Kerr) for their upbeat, positive attitude, high level of professionalism, knowledge and commitment. They are one of the hardest working team of individuals that I know; going far above and beyond the call of duty. Simply put – they get results. Would I use their services again? In a heartbeat – YES!

- S. Michaels

-"SMOOTH & PAINLESS”

I wanted to take a minute to thank you so much for all of your help in selling our Vancouver townhouse. It was the first time that we had been through a property sale, and we weren’t quite sure what to expect. However, you and your team made the whole process very smooth and painless! I really appreciated all of your efforts, expertise, helpful advice, sage wisdom, and regular communication. I felt that you and your whole team were behind us every step of the way and treated us as important and valued clients, not just “another sale”. And I mentioned this to you once before, but I’ll say it again now. I can’t tell you how much I appreciated your calm, focused, quietly-in-control personality. I really needed that through the chaos surrounding our international move! A huge thank-you to your team. It was a pleasure working with you. We would recommend you to anyone!

- B. Chandler & M. Cholod

-"RESPONSIVE”

I can wholeheartedly recommend Matt Kerr and Team Kerr! He and his team were responsive, friendly and and fun to work with from first meeting through both a home purchase and sale in this highly competitive Vancouver real estate market. Matt demonstrated an astute knowledge of the market, spot-on instincts about pricing and timing, and and a sharp negotiating approach. His team helped to showcase my home in an optimal way and were an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. Thank you Team Kerr!

- Sarah Farnalls

1.) ABOUT THE TEAM

Matt Kerr PREC* - Real Estate Advisor/Team Lead

Matt has always loved buying real estate and started by buying investment properties in Whistler and Vancouver when he was coaching ski racing and travelling. When he finished full time coaching in 2008, it was a natural path to become a REALTOR®. Vancouver BC now being his permanent home. Matt joined the team with Sayo. The two of them close friends for over 20 years. Before becoming a REALTOR®, Whistler and Vancouver BC were Matt’s home intermittently as he traveled the world while working for the Canadian Alpine Ski Team. He did this for 8 years and was a coach for both the men and women’s teams as well as the Para-Alpine team. Matt coached the Women’s SL and GS team through the 2006 Torino Olympics. Matt is probably best known for helping his clients and friends get through the purchasing and selling process as quickly and as easily as possible. He has also made his name as a real estate investor. He takes great pleasure from the search for that perfect home, and really enjoys putting good people into great properties, helping them start making wonderful memories. Over the years Matt has built good relationships with his clients, who say they come back to him again and again because of his quick and responsive approach to business. He proactively informs his clients of new opportunities and loves seeing them build their own portfolio. He enjoys passing on his knowledge as an investor to those looking to make investments of their own, assisting them in realizing their long term real estate goals. Matt has been recognized for his work in the industry by being awarded the accolades of Rookie REIN Real Estate Investor 2013, Top Player REIN for 2013, and has achieved Medallion for the last 5 years as an individual REALTOR®.

Laurie Gillis - Real Estate Advisor

Laurie has always been interested in homes and design and her family spent many Sundays looking at open houses in Richmond, BC where she grew up. She received a scholarship to Emily Carr College of Art and Design and also obtained a BA in Communication from SFU.

While studying at SFU (for 9 years) and obtaining her Real Estate Licence, she worked in the sales offices of several real estate development companies and project marketers. She never expected to go into resale real estate but in 2000 she met Robin Vrba, an established agent with Remax Real Estate Services. They really clicked and Laurie admired Robin’s knowledge, integrity and commitment to her clients. She joined Robin, helping to implement some sales and management systems and, in the next year, the business doubled. In 2008, Robin and Laurie decided to merge their team with Sayo, another highly reputed REALTOR® in Vancouver. Sayo worked in the office next door and many of Sayo’s clients were selling their condos and buying the character homes Robin and Laurie had listed. Sayo and her team had the same core values and commitment to client care – real estate advice for life – not just a single sale. It was an excellent decision. Since then the team has continued to evolve and is now Team Kerr, always learning, improving systems and technology but retaining the same commitment to client care.

Doug Gibson - Real Estate Advisor

Doug’s career as a Vancouver real estate agent began in the spring of 2006. He feels he was destined to be in sales, having come from a long line of sales people in his family.

Doug believes in empowering his clients without any pressure or personal motive. He is known for his ability to reduce his clients’ stress during a transaction and is always prompt and thorough with documentation, information and advice. Trust is the basis of any great relationship and Doug continually wins that of his clients through honesty and integrity. Doug and his wife are also investors who own several investment units giving Doug and his clients an upper hand when navigating the investor market.

Alastair Hart - Real Estate Advisor

Alastair grew up in rural England, working on farms, retail and catering before going on to study Business Information Systems at the University of Portsmouth. After graduation, Alastair bought his first house on the outskirts of London, finally fulfilling his dream of investing in Real Estate, all the while establishing a career in IT Project Management and serving as a volunteer Police Officer for 7 years. In 2010, Alastair moved to Canada and fell in love with Vancouver. He continued to expand his Real Estate portfolio, by further educating himself in Real Estate, and going on to help others develop their journey through joint ventures. In 2013, Alastair rallied 33 of his friends together to build a school in Kenya for 1000 deserving children, and in the same year founded a campaign to fully fund a monthly luncheon for residents of Vancouver’s downtown eastside, for 2 years. Both hugely rewarding experiences that allowed him to serve and give back to his community. In his spare time, Alastair loves to play squash, soccer, hike and ski. With a long-standing passion for Real Estate and a natural interest in getting to know people and being of service, Alastair is committed to helping his clients with their Real Estate journey.

Samantha Luca - Office/Marketing Manager

Samantha started her career working for a major Real Estate Developer in Ontario in 2006 and then went on to working with the Public in Dentistry for over 10 years, having come back to her first love of home designs and real estate. Samantha is passionate about innovation and her creativity is boundless! She applies these skills in both her personal and professional life and is a natural in understanding what her clients desire. Samantha is a people person and in the Real Estate world, that skill has proven invaluable. As our Office Manager, Samantha keeps our team, clients & office organized and provides excellent customer service while pursuing her real estate licence. Samantha grew up all over Canada, having come from a military family. Originally from Edmonton, she then moved to the Barrie area of Ontario, then on to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and finally to Ottawa, Ontario. Samantha is no stranger to relocating and buying homes and can provide that peace of mind to our clients that they are in good hands. Samantha’s adventurous streak and love of warm weather brought her to move to the island of Bermuda for 5 years, working in the dental industry, travel all over the world in such places as Guatemala as part of the Doctors without border program, to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, France and many more. Having decided to return to Canada to pursue her dream of home design and Real Estate, Samantha chose the warmer climate of Canada and decided to relocate in Vancouver. She has never looked back and fell in love with the beautiful sights and life one can only find in beautiful British Colombia. Samantha loves to keep fit and besides designing spaces, she practices yoga and trains for triathlons, enjoys bike rides and hiking, beach volleyball, singing and playing guitar and hopes to one day integrate her love of home designs with her real estate career.

Gilbert Chan 2022-05-30 Google
Gilbert Chan worked with Matt Kerr PREC* in 2022.
My clients that have utilized Matt and his team's services have said nothing but excellent things about their experiences with Team Kerr. It is very obvious in my interactions with these clients that they trust Team Kerr implicitly and explicitly, something not easily gained. Well done Matt and Team!
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Elza Bruk 2022-05-30 Google
Elza Bruk worked with Matt Kerr PREC* in 2022.
We loved working with Matt. He took initiative and was responsive and efficient throughout the process. He was consultative but also gave excellent advice. Plus, he was fun to work with. Top marks for sure!
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Sarah Farnalls 2021-04-13 Google
Sarah Farnalls worked with Matt Kerr PREC* in 2021.
I can wholeheartedly recommend Matt Kerr and Team Kerr! He and his team were responsive, friendly and and fun to work with from first meeting through both a home purchase and sale in this highly competitive Vancouver real estate market. Matt demonstrated an astute knowledge of the market, spot-on instincts about pricing and timing, and and a sharp negotiating approach. His team helped to showcase my home in an optimal way and were an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. Thank you Team Kerr!
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Marnie Andrews 2021-04-13 Google
Marnie Andrews worked with Matt Kerr PREC* in 2021.
Matt and his team responded quickly and efficiently to our requests. They communicated clearly and really helped me understand the process. Selling a house is a big and stressful event and I think they did a stellar job of guiding and facilitating the sale. I would wholeheartedly recommend them!
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Stephanie Taylor 2021-04-13 Google
Stephanie Taylor worked with Matt Kerr PREC* in 2021.
You cannot find a better realtor and team to work with, they are 5 star. Matt is all you need and much more. He is incredibly prompt, highly skilled, resourceful and highly effective with an awesome sense of humour. If you are looking to buy your home, sell your house, purchase an investment property, you have found your guy!
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Linda Andrews 2021-04-13 Google
Linda Andrews worked with Matt Kerr PREC* in 2021.
We sold our house with Matt and his team and I enjoyed working with them. Matt kept us fully updated at all times and explained the process’ and intricacies of Vancouver real estate. Matt was friendly, energetic , upbeat & professional and I felt confident in all the decisions he made. Really good experience! I would definitely recommend this team. Linda Andrews
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Sarah Farnalls 2021-02-05 Facebook
Helped Sarah Farnalls to buy & sell a home(s) in 2021.
I can wholeheartedly recommend Matt Kerr and Team Kerr! He and his team were responsive, friendly and and fun to work with from first meeting through both a home purchase and sale in this highly competitive Vancouver real estate market. Matt demonstrated an astute knowledge of the market, spot-on instincts about pricing and timing, and and a sharp negotiating approach. His team helped to showcase my home in an optimal way and were an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. Thank you Team Kerr!
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Linda Andrews 2020-09-28 Google
Listed and Sold a property for Linda Andrews in 2020.
We sold our house with Matt and his team and I enjoyed working with them. Matt kept us fully updated at all times and explained the process’ and intricacies of Vancouver real estate. Matt was friendly, energetic , upbeat & professional and I felt confident in all the decisions he made. Really good experience! I would definitely recommend this team. Linda Andrews
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Daniel Poggi 2020-09-28 Google
Daniel Poggi worked with Matt Kerr PREC* in 2020.
I've worked with Matt for many years and in my experience Matt has always had the pulse on what will work best for our situation. His experience and attention to details has resulted in the best possible outcome multiple times. The result speaks for itself. Lastly, Team Kerr is truly a team. They are committed to excellence and have a ton of fun in the process!!
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Marnie Andrews 2020-09-28 Google
Listed and Sold a property for Marnie Andrews in 2020.
Matt and his team responded quickly and efficiently to our requests. They communicated clearly and really helped me understand the process. Selling a house is a big and stressful event and I think they did a stellar job of guiding and facilitating the sale. I would wholeheartedly recommend them!
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Stephanie Taylor 2020-05-28 Facebook
Helped Stephanie Taylor to buy & sell a home(s) in 2020.
You cannot find a better realtor and team to work with, they are 5 star. Matt is all you need and much more. He is incredibly prompt, highly skilled, resourceful and highly effective with an awesome sense of humour. If you are looking to buy your home, sell your house, purchase an investment property, you have found your guy!
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Daniel Poggi 2019-12-03 Facebook
Daniel Poggi worked with Matt Kerr PREC* in 2019.
Great team and awesome results.
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Paula V. 2019-12-01 Yelp
Helped Paula V. to buy & sell a home(s) in 2019.
Matt Kerr was the selling agent when I went to view a property that I later bought. He was warm and engaging from the onset and was very happy to explain everything to me in detail. He was not even my realtor, and yet from start to finish Matt went above and beyond when it came to helping me with the purchase of my property. He was always open to problem-solving, incredibly responsive and communicative, and just a genuinely nice guy. As a first time homebuyer he made the whole experience a lot less stressful than it could have been, and a lot more fun. I would definitely trust him to be my selling agent if I needed one in the future, and I highly recommend him if you are looking for someone to sell your home. Thank you so much Matt, you're truly awesome at what you do and I really appreciate your help!
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Timberly Ambler 2019-09-28 Google
Listed and Sold a condo for Timberly Ambler in 2019.
Thanks to Doug and his team at Team Kerr for the great service in selling our condo. He was always available for questions, put together a fantastic promotional video to help with the sale, and everything went smoothly.
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L B 2019-09-28 Google
Helped L B to buy & sell a home(s) in 2019.
If there was an option to give a bonus star ... I would! Matt Kerr and his team sealed the deal for me - both in purchasing my dream home and selling my current place - ALL in just 2 weeks time! Matt is EXTREMELY knowledgable about the "rules" of real estate and maintained a positive, honest, and supportive engagement throughout the entire process. I highly recommend Matt Kerr as your realtor.
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Alex Gens 2019-09-28 Google
Alex Gens worked with Matt Kerr PREC* in 2019.
We've worked with Matt and the team on several professional projects. They're friendly, knowledgeable and reliable - the traits I value highest in industry partnerships. Matt is a tremendously insightful business person and realtor - and very well networked. I've sought market advice from him on numerous occasions and will continue to tap the collective brain of his whole team on ventures to come!
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Joan Blackman 2019-09-28 Google
Joan Blackman worked with Matt Kerr PREC* in 2019.
Laurie Gillis smoothed the way at every step of a complicated move and we ended up with the perfect home for us. Thanks Laurie!
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Tracey Friesen 2019-09-28 Google
Tracey Friesen worked with Matt Kerr PREC* in 2019.
Best service EVER. Honestly. I feel like Matt has been in my corner for years. (Well, because he has...) It took that long for me to find just the right place, with all the right variables, and though the deal was small (i.e. lowest possible $$), Matt and his team treated me the entire time like it was the most important thing they were working on. As he says 'I'm in this for life, you're stuck with me now!' :) Can't recommend them highly enough...
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Sue Hughson 2019-09-28 Google
Listed and Sold a property for Sue Hughson in 2019.
Thank you Laurie for your skill, compassion and patience in an interesting market. From selling my dear old home of 23 years to finding my new little gem, you guided me through everything seamlessly. I will be referring friends and colleagues to Team Kerr-Stilhavn.
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Nancy Craigie 2019-09-28 Google
Listed and Sold a property for Nancy Craigie in 2019.
A big thank you to Matt Kerr of Team Kerr at Stilhavn Real Estate Services. Matt delivered as promised from our initial meeting to the final closing. Best of all the property sold over list price. Communication with Matt was stellar. Our confidence in his expertise grew as we prepared to sell the property. He was committed, did his market research, and presented an excellent sales plan. The property sold in one week. Matt worked with us through a very complicated and unusual situation. His commitment never wavered. His humour got us through some very tough moments. He did so much more to ensure the success of this sale. We are grateful to Matt, Team Kerr, Stilhavn Real Estate Services and are already planning our next real estate adventure with him.
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Frances Kelly 2019-09-28 Google
Listed and Sold a property for Frances Kelly in 2019.
We highly recommend Laurie and her team. She was professional, calm and patient throughout the rather stressful process of listing and selling our home. I have no hesitation recommending Team Kerr and would use their services again. Thanks Laurie!
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Larry Blackman 2019-08-03 Facebook
Helped Larry Blackman to buy & sell a home(s) in 2019.
Laurie Gillis is a terrific realtor. She was both the selling agent for the property we were selling and our buyers agent for the house we purchased. Laurie is great at both. We had very tricky timelines and Laurie did her magic and made it all work. We highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell. Joan and Larry
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Paula Vaisey 2019-01-12 Facebook
Helped Paula Vaisey to buy & sell a home(s) in 2019.
Matt Kerr was the selling agent when I went to view a property that I later bought. He was warm and engaging from the onset and was very happy to explain everything to me in detail. He was not even my realtor, and yet from start to finish Matt went above and beyond when it came to helping me with the purchase of my property. He was always open to problem-solving, incredibly responsive and communicative, and just a genuinely nice guy. As a first time homebuyer he made the whole experience a lot less stressful than it could have been, and a lot more fun. I would definitely trust him to be my selling agent if I needed one in the future, and I highly recommend him if you are looking for someone to sell your home. Thank you so much Matt, you’re truly awesome at what you do and I really appreciate your help!
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Sue Hughson 2018-12-10 Facebook
Listed and Sold a property for Sue Hughson in 2018.
Thank you Laurie Gillis for selling my old home and navigating me into my new one. You made a daunting process in a difficult market seamless.
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Cathy Hunt 2018-09-28 Google
Listed and Sold a property for Cathy Hunt in 2018.
Our recent experience of selling our family home with Doug Gibson and Team Kerr was fantastic. Doug is knowledgeable about the current real estate market and our neighbourhood in particular. We received excellent advise on how to stage our home and the Open House process was pain free. Doug was always available to answer our questions and put our minds at ease. Thanks Doug, it was a pleasure working with you!
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