Our family made the decision to move from Vancouver to the Cowichan Valley, where we hoped to find our perfect property. Our real estate advisor, Brian Danyliw, demonstrated patience & professionalism through the process. He kept us informed about the market trends, new listings, and most importantly, how to prepare for the purchase of a home & the process that needs to take place to assure we were making a decision that was right for us. The process of finding and purchasing a property was more complex than our past experiences in the real estate market. Having grown up on Vancouver Island, Brian’s knowledge and experience with homes in the area, was very impressive. He helped guide us away away from properties that were not the right fit for our family, and to eventually find and secure a home that was perfect for us. He never compromised our goal of finding a property that met our needs, even when it meant giving up a potential sale. He taught us that patience and due diligence pays off. Brian was professional throughout, and without his confidence we would never have ended up with our dream estate home. We highly recommend Brian as the advisor for those who accept only the best!”
Sincerely, Nicola and Craig.
When I decided to sell my home, the Cowichan Valley market was very soft and just about non-existent in my listing range. Brian presented a strong Marketing Plan making good use of frequent print ads and additional broad exposure through numerous websites. Brian is an accomplished photographer and provided professional grade photos to accompany the mls listing. I was kept up to date with weekly website reports, service reports and verbal updates. I felt like attention was being given to my listing. Brian continued to devote time and energy over a relatively long listing period resulting in an offer being presented while I was traveling in Europe. Brian’s use of the latest technology allowed me to sign multiple offers and counter offers using just an iPhone. In dealing with removal of subject to conditions, Brian’s knowledge of construction and inspection issues proved invaluable; he was able to clearly communicate the problem and educate all parties as to a satisfactory solution, thereby resulting in the completion of my sale. I highly recommend Brian and his team, and whether your selling or buying, I know he will work hard for you.
Mel Scott – 1-6300 Genoa Bay Road, Maple Bay B.C.
“With regard to the recent estate sale of my mother’s Mill Bay property, Brian Danyliw’s expertise, integrity and professionalism were evident at every step of the process, from interviewing prospective Realtors to the closing of the sale. Brian was prompt to respond to every query, proactive in suggesting areas of concern I hadn’t considered, and forthright in pursuing the final negotiations without being aggressive. At no point did I feel that I wasn’t fully informed or in control of the process, which is a real compliment to Brian’s integrity as he was representing both purchaser and seller in the transaction.
Brian had fully acquainted himself with the particulars of the property before I arrived from out of town, and he wasted no time in walking me through the process, explaining to me in a disinterested manner what he—or any other Realtor—could do but also what distinguished his services from those of other Realtors. He presented the various scenarios from a quick sale at a lower price or a longer waiting period for a possibly higher price, he gave me the clear advantages and disadvantages of either position, and he was careful to explain the specific implications of whatever negotiating position I chose to adopt. In terms of the specific details of the property, Brian was by far the best prepared of the Realtors I met, and clearly he was the best able to visualize and articulate the potential of a property that was not easy to market. True to his word, he had a client who was eager to view the property, and Brian expedited the sale in a very timely manner that met the needs of both the purchaser and myself.
I would without reservation recommend Brian’s services to either buyer or seller; his honesty, directness, and commitment to honour any undertaking he has promised were a credit to him as a Realtor.”
Greg Stephenson - 600 Daggall Road, Mill Bay B.C.
“After multiple years and numerous homes sold, and finding myself constantly frustrated with an abundance of other "real estate professionals", a close friend of mine finally recommended Brian Danyliw and his team. There was an abundance of high praise, talk of a very high standard of professionalism, and ease of communication, to which I'd heard multiple times in the past. However, this time the recommendations and high praise rang true. Brian and his team were readily available every day of the week, communication was far superior to anyone I had dealt with in the past, and the sheer amount of traffic generated on this recent sale was more than I had ever experienced in previous, even while being in the middle of smaller community such as Shawnigan Lake. The house was always well-maintained even when I was out of town, feedback from both potential buyer and client were thorough, and Brian presented an endless amount of sure-fire tactics to help sell my home even in the midst of a soft market. The end result was a sale price of close to 98% of what we had listed for, and a quick and seamless closing process that was completely headache-free. I can state with confidence that of every realtor I had worked with in previous, none would be able to hold a candle to the level of service, punctuality, and efforts that Brian and his team put forth. I will continue to use Brian for all of my real estate needs from here forward, and can assure any potential buyer or seller that you'll be in good hands with Brian.”
Yours truly, Mike Peterec - 2028 Widows Walk, Shawnigan Lake
“I wanted to write you a letter of recommendation regarding your services when selling my residential property this year. As you know, the market conditions at that time were not favorable for selling a property of this size and price range. Regardless, you got the job done! I appreciated your honesty and no nonsense manner of communication. I always felt confident that I was getting all the information I needed to make decisions and you welcomed my input. You helped me maintain my focus. I feel you acted in a very professional manner and have recommended my friends to use your company. Your commitment to selling the property and your flexibility were fundamental characteristics that I am sure will serve you well in the future.”
Sincerely, Dr. Tom Roozendaal. – 2419 Shaw Road
"We dealt with Brian on the sale of our house and purchase of another home. We found him to be highly competent and professional and we were extremely confident in his abilities as a realtor. In addition to his strong knowledge of real estate, he has an extensive construction background which proved a distinct advantage as he advised on issues and detected situations that other realtors could not. He was prompt and courteous in all matters, offered excellent and honest advice and followed up constantly on proceedings by phone or email. All paper and online advertising was superbly displayed and managed and we received regular and informative feedback on all viewings. Having lived in the Cowichan Valley all his life he knows the area inside out. Brian is a pleasure to deal with, fun and will do his utmost to ensure a happy outcome for his clients. We would not hesitate to use his services again and highly recommend him to you.”
Louise and Stuart Berry
Selling in this market was a matter of patience and perseverance. Brian was always supportive and had great tips as to how to increase the selling potential of our home. He has a very extensive advertising program that targets many different markets. Brian helped us to decide important attributes in a new house and never put any pressure on us to buy something that wasn’t the right fit. When it came to negotiations his ability again shone through. He was able to sell our house with multiple offers after many months on the market. When we found our new home his skillful negotiations got us what we needed to make purchasing our perfect house a reality. We have bought and sold in Vancouver, Victoria and the Cowichan Valley. Never have we met a more personable, hardworking and genuinely caring realtor. Brian’s priority is getting you the results you want and need when buying or selling. We will recommend him over and over again. Our kids even miss him coming over and keep asking when we will get to see Brian again. Our oldest son even made up a little jingle for him! ‘Bri, bri the real-estate guy.’
Chris and Roger Juneau
Whether you are in the market to buy a home, or considering selling your current residence; I would highly recommend Brian and his team of professionals as your choice of Realtor. Brian was not only courteous and professional, but also kept a cool head during stressful negotiations. This is testament to his experience, which ultimately resulted in a timely sale of the property listed with him. I appreciated Brian doing what he said he would do......and he delivered on all issues / concerns / and questions.
Thanks so much Brian.....for a JOB WELL DONE!
Regards, Janet G.
"Bob and I cannot thank you enough for making our dream come true! We were both impressed with your ability to calmly handle any of the challenges we faced quickly, professionally and always in our favour. We were delighted with your services in selling our home and finding us our perfect dream home. We'd not hesitate in recommending you both to our friends and family should they decide to make a move. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Cheers, Peggy Bran
This has been a very difficult market and selling our house was certainly challenging but with Brian as our real estate agent, the challenge was met with success. The marketing was extremely well done showcasing the features of our home superbly and the advice we received on how to best show our property was always positive and spot on. Throughout the process we appreciated Brian’s patience, optimism and professionalism and we never felt abandoned or that we were on our own. Brian and his team were always available and easy to reach. We were kept fully informed of what was happening with our home and with the market in general and our suggestions and input were heard and considered. We would certainly recommend Brian and his team to anyone selling – or buying – a home in this area.
Thanks, Gil & Rilla Hewer
Brian, thank you for your efforts in selling our rental property. Your past building expertise and knowledge of the area was extremely valuable in closing our deal. Your contacts for any repairs we made before we listed saved us money and valuable time. Every item we wanted to address you took care of from start to finish. Our buyer questions following the building inspection were succinctly answered thanks again to your knowledge of both homes in general and real estate. Specifically your knowledge of the septic system allowed us to make an inexpensive repair to complete our deal. You were very professional and we appreciated the daily updates through your website contact system. We wish you all the best in the future and know you will continue to do the absolute very best for your clients.
Thanks again, Andrew Long
We would just like to thank Brian and staff for the great help in selling our home. Even in this slow market, it only took 3 months, after an open house brought the buyer through. Great job of advertising it and getting a good offer. Thanks so much again.
Audrey and Gordon Galbraith
“In a market that remains sluggish I was impressed with how quickly Brian and his team were able to sell my home. I attribute this to his marketing program, his website provided lots of insight in to my home and the area in which I live, excellent photos inside and out and the most important piece is his data base. Brian has an diverse background in the real estate market and as a result his data base extends well beyond Vancouver Island and includes many people across Canada and the United States.
My home was purchased by a couple from Alberta……thanks again, Brian
Hi Brian. Congratulations on selling your Trillium Way listing! Your presentation of the property was awesome. I have no plans to sell my home but if this should change I would call you. I will recommend you to family and friends. Wishing you continued success.
The sale of our house and the purchase of our new house couldn't have been any smoother! With the help of Brian we were able to sell our house for full price in ten days. Brian's extensive knowledge of the Vancouver Island real estate market showed from the day we met him. His internet marketing skills and full colour ads showcased our house perfectly and we ended selling our house for more than we thought was possible.
Brian's background in house construction and his eye for detail really helped to create more "curb appeal" and with a few simple changes our house really stood out and showed well. His background in construction also helped with the purchase of our new home and he picked up many details that we missed.
Brian took all the stress out of listing, selling and buying our new house. His communication skills are excellent and he was there to answer all of our questions. We would use Brian again as our realtor in a heartbeat and we have been telling all our friends and family if you need a realtor that really works for you Brian is your man!
Simon & Denise Pidcock
During my search of MLS listings on the internet in early January 2010, I saw a property that Brian had listed which caught my eye and looked to be what we were looking for. I immediately contacted him and requested information on the property and the area. Brian responded promptly to my request and provided all the answers to my questions as well as some additional information which he thought would be useful to me. Brian has proven to be a man of Honesty and Integrity. His experience and knowledge of the market place is an asset which stands him in good stead. His approach and dedication to his work, and his clients, is impeccable. We have purchased and sold many homes as we have moved throughout this great land of ours while serving in the military and I can honestly say I have never met a Realtor who looked after his clients to the extent that Brian has. He has gone out of his way to assist us in one of the most trying circumstances we have ever encountered while purchasing a home. It was with his perseverance and dedication to satisfying his clients ability to obtain the home they wanted that we moved into the place we now call home.
I would certainly recommend Brian Danyliw to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home and I can and will vouch for his honesty and integrity and dedication to fulfilling his obligations to his clients.
Reino and Deanna Vainio
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