– Carl & Lilian
Our experience with Elaine was amazing. We have had the privilege of working with her a couple of times and she is professional and all about taking care of her clients the best possible way. I wouldn’t consider anyone else to make such a big decision with.
– Darlene P. – Maple Ridge, AL
Elaine was a pleasure to work with, very knowledgable and accommodating. Being out of province buyers she was very helpful in providing information and completing our purchase. We would definitely recommend her. Thanks
– Jane & Jerry H. – Greater Vancouver area, BC
We have known Elaine for several years. She is very professional, efficient and answered all our questions in a speedy manner. She is very approachable and excellent at her job. We will definitely use Elaine again in our next real estate transaction and recommend her to neighbours and friends.
– Don and Holly B. – Port Moody
She is very professional, does the utmost to ensure that the best possible effort has been made in order to sell the property – for example the photographer she has is incredible, her ideas on how to stage the rooms so that they are appealing to the buyers, her ability to have an idea of what you are really looking for, we enjoyed time out with her looking at places, and her humour. She was always dressed appropriately which to me was an asset in how she presented herself.
– Judy & Jorge
In June of this year, in anticipation of a possible job transfer, I contacted Ms Elaine Benson to discuss the potential sale of our home. I was aware that Elaine had extensive and long standing experience as a realtor in our area. In October, while we were away on holiday, I learned that I was to be transferred and I contacted Elaine immediately list our house. On the date that we returned home, we had an acceptable offer to purchase. It took Elaine 13 days from listing to subject/condition removal to sell our house, and she obtained the highest price for a townhouse in our complex, ever. In fact, we received a substantially higher amount than we had expected.
Elaine recommended a colleague to assist us in our home purchase in Ontario. Her reference was impecable, and this realtor provided us with the same exceptional and efficient service that Elaine did. When it comes to professional and attentive service and knowledge of the real estate business, I cannot speak highly enough of Elaine. If I return to this area, I wouldn’t consider using anyone else as my realtor. I am speaking for my husband in this letter as well, as he completely concurs.
– Barbara Thornborough
We both, David and Diana Finlay, were and still are most appreciative and impressed with Elaine’s total work ethic and knowledge of this whole process. Her recommendations for certain necessary tasks and jobs made it much easier for us not to have to do the various bits of research. Even in a supposedly sellers market, Elaine did the full court press! Full handouts for prospective purchasers, including floor plans, 3D plans of possibilities, and four pages of pictures to show our home in the best possible way at the open house viewings.
Sold in 8 days! Very, very impressive!
We can honestly offer our recommendation of Elaine to anyone needing a knowledgeable and classy realtor for either the sale or purchase of a property.
– David K. and Diana J. Finlay
We had the pleasure of working with Elaine to find our house in Port Moody in 2008 when we moved to Vancouver. There was not a week that went by that we did not say how happy we were in our home in Heritage Woods, and that was all because Elaine knew the kind of house that would make us happy.
When we prepared to list our house in the fall of 2012 for our move back to Toronto, we knew it was a difficult real estate market. We wanted to pick an agent who would actually sell and actively market our house. We interviewed six well-known local agents, including Elaine.
We selected Elaine based on the quality and professionalism of her website, the excellent marketing of ALL the selling features of our house, the fabulous photography of our home and key features of the property (which we believe is essential in today’s multi-media market), the fantastic marketing brochure she created, her attention to detail, and the complimentary consultation with her Stylist (which we found extremely beneficial).
We also wanted an agent who would be available to discuss showings, marketing plans and results on a timely basis, and Elaine was available any time we wanted to talk to her. Elaine quickly responded to any requested we made. Other agents wanted to put a lockbox on our house and let the buyers’ agents talk about our house or “let the house sell itself”. Elaine was the only agent who guaranteed us she would personally attend every showing and highlight the selling features of our home. And because Elaine was there at every showing, she was able to address a couple of concerns the buyers of our home had during their initial visit. If Elaine had not been there, there may not have been a second visit or sale!
We felt Elaine was the only agent who believed in the list price we settled on, which was well above the ranges provided by four of the five other agents. Other agents said the list price we were thinking was too high, and we would never get close to the list price. One agent said they would not even take the listing if it was over a certain price, and we ended up selling for $30,000 over that price! Not only did we sell the house within two weeks of listing, Elaine negotiated a selling price of 97.2% of list!
Elaine is a consummate professional. She is well regarded in the real estate community, which is critical in a business that is all about relationships. Her bubbly personality, sense of humour, and ‘can do’ attitude are a winning combination. We highly recommend Elaine as the best choice for a realtor for either buying or selling a home in Heritage Woods. Thanks Elaine!
We were looking to sell a condo and purchase a single family home within a very limited area in Port Moody. Elaine’s extensive knowledge of the local real estate market and the specific area was extremely helpful. Her friendliness, honesty, and professionalism are just the right combination and made the process far less stressful. We would highly recommend Elailne to anyone looking to buy or sell.
– Nick and Brynna
I first met Elaine over 2 years ago when I was listing a home and found her to be very efficient and professional.
We not only sold that property, she sold 2 more for us this spring, all with efficiency and very timely manner. A results oriented lady, pleasure to have her working for us.
– D.W. Pallen
We were very fortunate to have met Elaine at one of her open house presentations.
Her professionalism, honesty and engaging personality earned our confidence right away.
When we found a property for sale that we were most interested in, we did not hesitate to call Elaine to arrange a viewing for us. Within an hour she met my husband and me and, with her topnotch negotiating skills, we were able to purchase the condominium that afternoon.
Elaine then listed our existing property for sale and we were immediately impressed with her comprehensive knowledge of the townhouse market in our neighbourhood and her advice on appraisal value and salability.
In spite of a slowing real estate market, Elaine was successful in selling our townhouse and closing the deal much to our satisfaction. The success was due to Elaine’s first class advertising, many open house presentations and conscientious effort to work hard for us as her clients.
Elaine more than fulfilled our expectations with her enthusiasm, honesty, reliability and friendship and we have been recommending her to friends and family as one of the best realtors in her field.
If you are looking for a professional to trust with your real estate needs, Elaine Benson is always responsive, available and there for her clients. You have found your realtor!
-Marlene & Alan Taylor
I just wanted to thank you for your time and assistance in finding our new home in Port Moody. Your knowledge of the area and professional support made our search for our first Canadian home, and ultimately our move from England, as smooth and trouble-free as one could hope for.
It was a pleasure having you as our realtor and I would not hesitate in recommending you to other home buyers (or indeed sellers). You’ll be the first to know when we’re ready to move home again.
We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and Cort for the wonderful job you did in selling our house. We can’t say enough about your wonderful service from being able to contact you directly, the open houses you held, your follow ups. .It was really nice to not have a lock box on the house and for you or Cort to be there for every open house and every appointment even with other agents – we felt that was going above and beyond. It was a pleasure having you as our realtor. Although you were very professional in all that you did you felt like a friend. Our only regret is that we did not list our house with you from the start because you did a fantastic job. I told the neighbors that if they are interested in selling their house THAT YOU ARE THE REALTOR. Perhaps you would like to move to Kamloops as the city could always use another good realtor.
We wish you both all the best
– Wayne & Lynda Cartwright
I owned a house in 1412, Charlotte Cres., Anmore, B.C., Canada and I had to sell it due to divorce. I have to be out of Canada most of the time and through the introduction of Royal Bank of Canada, I came to know Elaine Benson. She discussed with me on the selling strategy and once agreed, I practically pack up, moved out and left the whole selling in her hands. She took care and arranged everything from staging of the house, getting the client, fixing up the house so it can pass the house inspection till the closing of the sale. All along she keeps an eye on the house for me and only charges me the necessary expanses at cost.
I highly recommend Elaine Benson to someone who needs a one stop shopping for selling a house!”
– Samuel H. Wan, Managing Director Asia Pacific EPC Consultants Ltd
Selling a home and buying a new one can be a very stressful experience, but we can honestly say that working with Elaine Benson made the whole process a pleasure.
During the sale of our home and the purchase of a new one, we soon discovered that Elaine is knowledgeable, professional, helpful, considerate, and committed to a level of customer service we have never experienced before. She demonstrated to us how the interests of her client are foremost in her business dealings. When an obstacle arose that affected our offer on our new home, she worked diligently on the issue until it was successfully resolved. We saw firsthand her integrity and high business ethics, her strong focus on her client’s needs and her genuine commitment to helping them.
Elaine Benson is a professional realtor you can rely on and trust, and we have no hesitation in recommending her services to anyone selling or buying a home.
– Carl & Lillian
It is my sincere pleasure to state that we are pleased to have Cort Benson at RE/MAX All Points Realty as one of our team of industry leading professionals.
For the past two years since moving over to our company, Cort has demonstrated that he is a first class professional delivering an outstanding level of service to his clients. Cort brings the same passion to his business today as that which he demonstrated in his many successful years as an airline captain. Attention to detail and ensuring that you are on a
“First Class” flight from the start of a project to its conclusion.
When buying or selling real estate, the experience a client should have is one that you can look back on with favor. Cort consistently provides his clients with this kind of service. A level of service that one should expect when working with a dedicated real estate agent. I heartily endorse Cort and the manner in which he conducts his business, ‘First Class’ all the way.
– Ron Vandenberg, Broker Owner, RE/MAX All Points Realty.
We are grateful to Elaine and Cort Benson for their commendable efforts in getting us a suitable property within our time frame and financial limits.
We came from Ontario wanting to settle in BC and knew nothing about this region. They first assessed our personal likings, requirements and price range. Then based on their extensive knowledge of this region, they prepared a two-day plan to view all relevant properties. We had a wide choice of properties to see, found one we liked and are very pleased with it. Besides their knowledge and highly professional attitude, what we really appreciated in Elaine / Cort team was their very pleasant, courteous manners and their precise, dedicated approach to satisfy clients’ needs, which not all realtors can offer.
– Hari and Jos Pal
Elaine has demonstrated a high degree of trustworthiness and committment to us as a client.
– Ted and Louise Davis
. . . Elaine’s website said it all . . . treat my valued clients the way I want to be treated and am dedicated to building lifelong relationships with my clients based on trust”. She worked around our schedules, developed a marketing plan and provided us with good value. She was professional, well organized and straightforward. For the first time the process of selling our home was not stressful!!
– Shirley and Anthony Leung
We have worked with several realtors in the past but found our experience with Cort and Elaine to be the most productive and positive of all. You both truly tried to know us and to match our family’s needs to the most appropriate home, irrespective of your own gain. Your knowledge of the tri-cities is extensive.
– Jason and Robyn Goodnough
It is a pleasure to note Elaine’s knowledge of the industry and other legal requirements which enabled us to sell our home for the value, and in the time frame that we desired. Her friendly personality and willingness to spend time selling our home and then looking at other homes was appreciated.
– Michael and Susan
Elaine was thorough, courteous and knowledgeable on how to market our home. She proved herself to be a real “go-getter” without being offensive or intrusive to our family. We found Elaine to be professional but friendly, hardworking and committed.