Testimonials

It was an absolute pleasure working with Rina to sell our condo recently. We have experienced other realtors in the past but she is hands down one of the best. We needed to sell our place quickly and she didn't hesitate to get it done in a professional manner. She marketed our place like she would a high end property and as a result we got top dollar for it. Without thinking twice, I would recommend Rina for any real estate need. If we weren't moving out of the area, I would definitely work with her again. Thanks again Rina!
~ Kristina Rody & Oliver Blake

We have used Rina as our realtor twice now. Firstly when we purchased an apartment in North Vancouver a number of years ago and then again when we recently sold it. We have found Rina a delight to deal with and a person of honesty and integrity that is determined to provide the highest level of service to her clients. Rina kept us informed at all times as we went through both the buying and selling processes so that there were no surprises! Rina has a great knowledge of the local real estate market and provided us with really good advice. Not only did Rina keep us informed but she was always available by email or phone when we had questions. We have no hesitation in recommending Rina as your real estate agent as we know that you will be in very good and capable hands. Peter & Helen
~ Peter & Helen

From the moment we met Rina, we knew we were in good hands. She earned our trust very quickly. She was always readily available to answer questions and ready to jump in whenever we needed her. She worked swiftly while also paying attention to detail. We always knew she was working in our best interest as she went above and beyond our expectations, providing us with pertinent research and information as we searched for the right condo. Without question, her experience steered us in the right direction and made the entire process very stress-free. Even after the purchase, Rina was always available for questions. She's an absolute pleasure to work with and we enjoyed her positive attitude very much! I would not hesitate to recommend Rina to anyone looking for a trustworthy, experienced and dedicated realtor! — Lena Sin and Nick Tay
~ Lena Sin & Nick Tay

We can honestly say that working with Rina has made our real-estate dealings more stress-free than we ever could have imagined. We have used Rina multiple times to both buy and sell properties, and will always return to her for our needs. Rina builds and establishes an incredible trust very quickly; if you're looking for a home, she is extremely transparent and forthright about the pros and cons of a given listing, and will provide very honest counsel when considering whether a home is 'right' for you. And if you're selling, Rina will not only provide incredible advice and contacts on how to upgrade/stage to receive top dollar, she will provide the most professional profile to generate incredible buzz for your property. When we were selling our townhouse remotely from the US, Rina moved heaven and earth for us to coordinate contractors, appliance deliveries, and the like to ensure our home showed in the best possible light.....and the offers received were a direct reflection of her incredible effort. We can't recommend Rina highly enough - thank you, Rina, for your incredible focus, determination and honesty!! Your guidance has put us into the home of our dreams! -Jason and Andrea DeLong
~ Andrea & Jason De Long

It is our absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to recommend Rina Brown, a truly exceptional realtor. It is rare these days to find a person with impeccable work ethic and honesty, someone who possesses a sincere desire to strive and deliver exactly what her clients are searching for. She provides the highest quality of service, is extremely well-informed of the real estate industry as a whole, and has remarkable knowledge of the North Vancouver market. During our extensive and somewhat frustrating search, Rina diligently pursued to present us with endless opportunities, always maintaining an enthusiastic approach. She was always available by phone or email to answer any questions we had, at any time of the day. When we did decide to present an offer, Rina was extraordinary in her efforts, negotiating between all parties, all the while maintaining focus to ensure our best interest. Even after the offer was accepted, Rina continued to be available any time we had any questions, or problems with the process. We found Rina to be a delight to work with and a professional in every sense of the word. We highly recommend her to anyone seeking to purchase a new home. Adam and Celine Downie
~ Celine & Adam Downie

Thank you Rina for all your hard work in the sale of my condo. You went above and beyond with the beautiful pictures and the floor plan. You were always available for showings and open houses. Always ready to answer any questions. You are knowledgeable and also kind and very patient. A true professional. Also thank you in finding my new home in the exact area I wanted. So happy!!!!!!!
~ Doris Crouch

Rina, I've wanted to thank you for the stellar job you did on our family home sale and the kind and compassionate and professional manner that you demonstrated with all our eccentric ways. It means a great deal to me and my odd little family and made the transition so much easier. I am recommending you all over the place. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
~ Kathryn Alexander

From start to finish, you earned our confidence that we were in highly capable and ethical hands. You demonstrated it is possible to be both sensitive and empathetic, as you anticipated our questions and concerns, while being tenacious and charmingly hard-nosed in protecting and promoting our interests. You were accessible every step of the way and assured us that no question was not worth asking. We gained new insight and respect into what it takes to be an effective realtor and we have no hesitation in recommending you as tops in your game.
~ Kevin & Ronnaug Evans

Alex and I greatly appreciate all of your support during the sale of our property and the purchase of our new home. It is a stressful process that was made easier through your advice and expertise. We really felt that we had someone we could trust to provide us with impartial advice and to advocate on our behalf. We would not hesitate to recommend your service to friends and family. We enjoyed working with you and wish you all the best.
~ Alex Legg & Susan Boyd

Working with Rina we found her to be very knowledgeable, hardworking and dedicated. Anything we asked Rina to research or investigate, she reacted very quickly and always had the correct information. If I was buying or selling a home I would definitely engage her again. Rina is one of the best I've ever worked with in Vancouver. I would, without hesitation, recommend her to others. Dave
~ Dave & Susan

Hello Rina, We want to give you a written testimonial to express our appreciation for your hard work in helping us to sell our condo. We were referred to you through a friend. Since our initial phone conversation you have met every commitment made to us with a prompt, courteous, sensitive and professional manner. Your counsel was accurate and very much appreciated. Our experience from the moment we signed our property with you to the completion has been a very positive experience for us. Thank you for being a trusted advisor and a lovely person. Best Regards, Glen and Janice Mitchell
~ Glen & Janice Mitchell

Dear Rina, Where do I begin......The first time I met you was as my brother's realtor, he had so many good things to say about you and I thought, wow, what a nice person, I really like her. I'm going to ask her to be my realtor!!! Rina, I want you to know you've exceeded every expectation I've ever had of any realtor!! You went above and beyond every step of the way. Your professionalism, tactics, suggestions, ideas, thoughts, confidence, caring, selflessness was incredible and these are just minimal words to describe you. You were able to sell my place at a price that I was more than ecstatic about and in such a short time! On top of that, you were able to find me my "perfect" place that even I could afford comfortably. I am so, so, so happy!!! Through this whole process, I've really gotten to know you, we've shared so many stories and a ton of laughs, you have truly become an amazing friend. I've told ALL my family, friends and co-workers about how wonderful you are and I will always treasure the bond that we share. Thank you so much. Your friend always, Nancy
~ Nancy Taylor

Dear Rina, A heartfelt thank you for the amazing job you did in selling our home in a difficult market (last house sold at a strong price in the area). We would not be living in our beautiful new home without your professional commitment to both the sale of our home and the purchase of the new one. An outstanding methodical effort with the predictable result! Starting with the most comprehensive low pressure proposal we had received to in the end feeling for that for the first time our realtor had worked hard "exclusively" in my best interest. From my considerable experience, your personal standard and commitment to your clients is a rare quality in your industry. You earned, and were worth, every penny of your commission especially given you probably saved us one or two hundred thousand in all. Wishing you a well-deserved busy year in 2013! Greig Cameron and family
~ Greig Cameron & Family

I've had the pleasure of working with Rina on 3 real estate deals now. My first condo purchase, the sale of the same condo and now my wife and I have just purchased our first house with Rina. I can't say enough about the hard work and sincerity that Rina displays as a realtor. She is extremely knowledgeable about the north shore real estate market and this was instrumental in the recent purchase of our house at what we feel is a very fair price. Rina was available at any time for us and guided us through a very quick purchase process which allowed us to head off on our vacation with minds at ease! Add to this that Rina is just a great person and a pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who is buying or selling a home. Rina, thank you for everything! Kristian and Sarah
~ Kristian & Sarah Von Fersen

We interviewed several real estate agents prior to meeting with Rina Brown. What struck us, was how sincere Rina was. She said that "I will work really hard to sell this apartment." We believed her and in the coming weeks she proved herself. We felt like Rina focused all of her efforts on selling our apartment and we were her #1. We were kept well informed of the results of the open houses, updated before and after each private showing and her communication and attention to detail was fantastic. We greatly appreciated being "kept in the loop". At the very start Rina did a significant amount of research of other apartments that were listed in the area; what ones had sold and ones that hadn't, how other suited compared etc. Rina's pricing direction was right on. At the time we listed the market was very quiet, so it was imperative that our pricing be accurate. It was through Rina's efforts that the suite sold in 3 weeks at the price we wanted. I will certainly recommend Rina Brown to any of my friends.....
~ Brian Ballard

I just wanted to say a big Thank You for all you did to make the sale of Mom's condo as easy and painless as possible. I am so glad we met, from the very first moment I felt completely confident in you and I knew we were in good hands. Your guidance in the pricing of the condo was excellent and obviously was right on, as it sold so quickly at a time when the market was very quiet. The final closing went so smoothly and it was a pleasure to come home from our little holiday and everything was done and it all was behind us. Rina again thank you for all you did it was most appreciated. I would not hesitate to pass on your name to anyone who might be looking for a realtor. The very best to you!! Kindest regards, Doreen Marbry
~ Doreen Marbry

As my realtor, Rina kept me focused on my objectives. We looked at close to 50 condominiums over 4 months, and with Rina's candid, constructive feedback, along with her fact-based quantitative analyses, I was able to complete the purchase of my condominium with confidence regarding the price I paid, the location selected, and the construction of the unit. At no time during my search did I feel pressured by Rina to make an offer. She really holds her client's needs paramount.
~ Carla Mauro

Dear Rina, David and I would like to extend to you our sincere gratitude for the excellent job you did in selling our family home. From the moment we met you we were impressed by your professionalism, work ethic, and dedication to us in selling our house. You also demonstrated good people skills and were sensitive to family preferences and feelings towards the family home of 43 years. We appreciated your fair market analysis, and ability to accurately price the house to sell quickly in the market at the time. You were also consistently professional by always being on time, polite, respectful, ethical, and hardworking. David and i have every confidence in your abilities and would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone wishing to sell their home. Warmest Regards,
~ Ben and David English

We gave ourselves a very short time to locate a property in Ladner or Tsawwassen within our budget and Rina upon engagement, became quickly a member of our purchasing team. Her commitment quickly showed that she wanted only the best for us. She followed strictly our directions and also included her vast experience and knowledge about the market and potential future buyers and gently guided us through a complicated mechanism of purchasing a property. She was available all the time during the whole week and responded immediately or within minutes from our call. Rina is quite well connected with all other professionals you need during the process of a property purchasing, so you are never left alone and confused. We could not get a better and more trustworthy realtor
~ Mileta & Patty

Hi Rina, Thank you so much for all your hard work selling our challenged house and getting us in where we wanted to be. We are so grateful for your expertise in pricing our house just right and getting it sold in days. You gave us excellent advice and now that we have seen how long some houses have been on the market we are even more grateful! Then, you went out of your way to canvas the area we wanted to be in and we cannot believe the amount of work you went to encouraging and teaching the new young realtor who listed our new home. He was very lucky that you were so kind to him. Your commitment to making it happen for us is so appreciated. You took our panicked phone calls that we would never find a place and you were so right that everything would fall into place. It has!! We will recommend you to anyone we know who is selling or buying. You are awesome!! Thank you!!
~ Heather and Alistair Peacock

Hi Rina. Iain and I would like to thank you for your commitment and perseverance assisting us to find our first home in Canada. Once we found the perfect place, your attention to detail and constant communications made it the easiest house purchase and stress free move we have ever experienced. Thank you so much, a very happy Webley family.
~ The Webley family

Hi Rina, I have been wanting to write this message for a few weeks now, but like always, there never seems to be enough time to balance work and children with anything left over for all the other important things. Waking up this morning in the new apartment for the first time has made me sit down and write this overdue and extremely necessary thank you. We were recommended to speak to you through a personal friend and both Marian and I felt that the whole frustrating experience of understanding the condo market, and realestate in general, in a new city was made so much easier with you. The expert, detailed advice, the time and patience you gave us, your frequent trips to the ferry and your personal touch during the anti-social hours we called upon your services not only helped us hang in there, but also helped us find a superb apartment exactly where we wanted to be. We understand that relationships are an essential part of business, but the genuine kindness and enthusiasm that you brought to the process were more than just business and they were greatly appreciated. Thank you again Rina, you will be our first port of call next time we venture into the market here. Regards Ian and Marian
~ Ian & Marian

Dear Rina Before anymore time slips away, I just want to write and say thank you for persevering and successfully selling my townhouse. I admired your professionalism throughout the four months, your positive attitude, tenacity and endless pursuit and follow up with potential buyers. I appreciated your organizational skills, market analysis, marketing plan and thoroughness with documentation. I feel very fortunate and blessed to have had you as my real estate agent. Thank you for doing such a good job. May you never have to deal with such a difficult sale again! Warmest regards, Dena.
~ Dena Gartner

Like many first time home buyers, I was somewhat daunted by the process of looking for and buying a home. Rina's patience, her indepth knowledge of all things real estate on the North Shore, her sense of humor when it most mattered, and her commitment to helping me find the right place made it all possible. Rina thank you, you made a stressful process manageable, I love my new home! I will continue to recommend you to anyone I know who is "looking"!
~ Mary Gillespie

I just sold my condo in Coquitlam and this is the second time I have had the pleasure of working with Rina Brown. I could not recommend higher any realtor in the Lower Mainland. She takes care of everything and makes selling or buying as hassle and stress free as possible. I trust her implicitly and would never consider using anyone else. She has become a true friend.
~ Elaine Arthur

Rina, Janet and I would like to thank you for all the hard work you have done, to sell us the right condo. You really have exceeded our expectations. No one could expect an agent to persevere like you did over a whole year. You were thorough, prompt and always had our best interests at heart. All the best,
~ Craig Harris

We love the house and are so grateful to both you and Carol for your intuition, hard work and thoughtfulness which we often felt was above and beyond the call of duty! We know that it must have been incredibly nerve-wracking for you knowing that we that we wouldn't get a chance to see the house (imagine how it felt for us!) but you made us feel safe and secure that we were making the right decision - you were right! Being in France brought in new elements including time difference but you were always available and guided us through the whole, unknown process with professionalism, patience and understanding. Also Rina, your kindness and consideration, knowing that I was going to be in a new country with young children and all the factors that brings with it, has been so comforting. I feel as though I have made a friend! We feel incredibly lucky that we found you and would have no hesitation using you in the future or recommending you. With our very best wishes,
~ Gary, Tisha, Charlie & Millie Bryant

Thanks again to you and Carol for working so hard for us these past few weeks, and for making things run so smoothly. I don't think we could have asked for a better outcome. We noticed and were impressed by many things, some big, some small, in the way you handled the process. From your confident and calm presence, punctuality, presentation (appraisal, photos, staging, sign post), scheduling and communications, to the challenging dual agent situation, all was very professional. We are already recommending you!
~ Gavin and Sabine

John and I would like you to know how much we appreciated the great care and attention you gave to selling our house. After 25 years, it was a big step for us to take and you both helped to make it as easy as possible. We were amazed at your predictions which turned out to be so accurate and by the way, we are still amazed! We both feel we really were extremely lucky to have had such a quick sale but more so to have chosen you as our realtors, who made it all happen. Many thanks.
~ Janet and John

Sitting at our dining room table on Monday evening was a great experience for me to understand the quality aspects that some agents possess and others don't. It was clear to me at that point, and upon reflection of the process of putting in an offer on our house on St. Georges, that we were working with agents who were definitely in the upper echelon of experience, professionalism and quality. We are most grateful for your assistance and professionalism through this entire experience. Once again, we appreciate your help.
~ Malcolm and Cecilia

We sincerely appreciate your dedicated efforts in making our dream home a reality and wish you all the best in your career. You were efficient, honest and trustworthy and we feel extremely fortunate to have met you.
~ Navid and Elham

Rina spent months emailing us details and showing us properties without ever loosing enthusiasm. I'm sure she wondered if we would ever find anything we loved. When we finally found the perfect house we were looking for, Rina went into over drive. If it wasn't for her pace and professionalism, I'm sure we could have lost the house. The sale of the house wasn't where her job ended. She guided us through the whole process, always at the end of the phone to answer our questions and to give us advice. It is said that buying a house and moving are one of the most stressful things in life in which we will encounter. Rina made it so easy for us. We would definitely ask for Rina's help again, if and when we decide to take the plunge again and get back into the housing market. Thank you Rina. You're the best! Richard and Helen
~ Richard and Helen

Dear Rina, We wanted to thank you very much for the exceptional help that you provided in the purchase of our apartment. Your hard work, enthusiasm, and thorough attention to detail were most appreciated. In addition, you were always pleasant and friendly- we felt that you were genuinely interested in us and our decision to buy a home which best suited our needs and price range. We have really appreciated all your help and hard work - you've made this easy. You'll do well - we'll be recommending you!
~ Karen and Paul

Thank-you for making our first home buying experience such a positive one! You were a recommendation from a friend, and from the first moment we felt we were in good hands. While trepidacious at first, our initial evaluation meeting with you made us feel that this was an adventure we could easily embark upon. The process was overwhelmingly smooth, as you always kept us one step ahead of the game. We appreciated your proactive approach to problem solving. And you always ensured that we felt certain and comfortable with each decision that needed to be made. Without a doubt your service exceeded our expectations. We appreciate your continued support. Have no doubt that we have already recommended you to our friends. We look forward to doing business with you in the future.
~ Rob and Alana

Dear Rina You are just the kind of person everyone dreams of when you sell their home. You listen, you are warm and kind and you don't push! Thank you so much for your hard diligent work and your expertise. All the best.
~ Lynne

Rina has boundless energy for a job that I think is very difficult - dealing with people. She's always up on market trends and very canny about how to get the best deal for her client. I have dealt with various realtors in the distant past, and had become a bit jaded, but she dispelled all that through her honesty, intelligence and genuine friendliness. I felt supported and able to trust that she was on my side through the entire process and beyond. You won't go wrong by using Rina as your realtor because she'll go that extra mile (or ten) to help you get to where you want to be without pressure, with infinite patience, and with a dash of good humour.
~ Lesley Henderson

As a first-time homebuyer, I was extremely intimidated about taking the plunge. I met Rina through a referral from a friend. He said Rina went above and beyond the call of duty, especially to help first-time buyers. From the first time I spoke to Rina over the telelphone until we finalized the deal, I can honestly say I felt like I was in safe hands. In fact, she held my hand through the whole process. And even when it was complete, she's stayed in touch to make sure the move has been a memorable journey. I recommend Rina without hesitation.
~ Renu

Dear Rina, I wanted to thank you so much for your "over-and-beyond" assistance in finding me the perfect condo. As a first time buyer I was so nervous about taking the leap but you were always so encouraging and enthusiastic whenever I needed your help. Your wonderful sense of humour made the stress of finding the right home for the right price so much easier! I could never have done any of this without your expertise and support. As soon as I met you Rina I knew you were someone I could trust. I have already recommmended you to friends. Thank you again. Elaine Arthur, First time buyer.
~ Elaine

As first time home buyers, we were fortunate to have had Rina on our side. Our buying experience was successful and a pleasant one. Rina helped us with every step along the way. During the two months of our search, she never lost her enthusiasm and professionalism. We especially appreciated that all our questions were answered timely, and never felt rushed into making a decision. To sum it up, Rina is resourceful, professional and very enthusiastic. As a result, we now have a home we love! Thank You Rina.
~ Zoran and Sladjana

As a first time buyer I had so many questions. I needed a realtor whose expertise and honesty I could trust. I chose Rina Brown. Rina's friendly and enthusiastic approach helped make the buying process easy and enjoyable.
~ James

Friendly and sharp are the two words we would use to describe Rina Brown. As first time home buyers, Rina empowered us to make an educated decision on the purchase of our new property. Not only did Rina take in consideration all of our personal factors, she went the extra mile to make us comfortable with the whole decision making process. Smiling, charismatic and very upfront, she does not beat around the bush. When we did purchase our new home, we were elated that we got such a good deal. Our dream of owning a home with everything we ever wanted has come true. Anybody who is in the market looking to make an investment in real estate should DEFINITELY CONTACT Rina Brown! Thank you Rina,
~ Greg and Seema

During our recent purchase of a new house we were very lucky to come across Rina Brown at an open house. We took an instant liking to her due to her attitude and knowledge of the market. She explained to us exactly how the property market worked, as we were first time buyers in Canada. We explained we were in no hurry and were getting a feel for the market. Rina followed up with us on a regular basis with new listings and was always willing and able to answer our questions. The day we decided to enter the market in earnest, the choice of a realtor was simple, as Rina had already done a lot of work for us and never given up on us. Nor did she loose interest like most realtors when they found out we were not ready to buy. We did not make things easy for her as the market was very quiet and we wanted a house in a certain area and certain price range. Rina sprung into action and was at our beck and call all hours of the day and night. Sending us listings as they came available and setting up appointments to view. For each house we viewed, Rina had done extensive research of other properties sold in the area. On viewing, Rina would help by pointing out all the good points as well as the bad and give us the realistic price. It was only because of Rina's efficiency, that within a couple of minutes of a house coming onto the market, she had an appointment scheduled for later that day. We were the first ones to view and it was exactly what we were looking for. We told Rina we would like to put in an offer. By this time Rina knew us so well and was so confident that it was what we were looking for, that she had prepared the paperwork in advance and all that remained was to fill in the amount of the offer. Rina was also armed with all her research. She worked till 11pm that night running back and forth to close the deal. If it was not for Rina's efficiency, we would not have got the house, as there was so much interest in it due to the fact that it was realistically priced. Not like others that were overpriced due to the lack of listings at the time. Rina's job did not stop there. She ran after us with documents and lists of lawyers movers, painters etc. We engaged a Realtor and landed up with a friend. If you are looking for a realtor that has your interest at heart and does not just want to make a quick buck and run, look no further, you have found her.
~ Ian and Carolyn