We are very fortunate to meet some very good people through our work, and we develop strong relationships with our clients, some of whom have become close friends. Here is what some of our clients have to say. If you would like to speak to a client about us, we are happy to provide you contact information for them.
We met Maureen Stout and Paul Richard at a real estate for beginners seminar at the Kerrisdale community center. Their expertise and no-nonsense approach convinced us to go with them in the pursuit of trying to buy our first home in Vancouver's red-hot real estate market.
Our instinct was proven right. Maureen and Paul guided us with patience and persistence through months of evaluating properties and on-site visits of homes for sale.
In the end, their excellent advise helped us to successfully bid on the first home we liked.
We highly recommend working with Maureen and Paul and plan do so again in the future.
Katja De Bock and Tomasz Dec
I first met Maureen Stout in February, 2015, at a seminar on Buying and Selling a House that she presented with her husband Paul Richard. I was very impressed by Maureen’s preparation, organization, and presentation of information to the 12 people who were there. She was articulate, clear, and passionate about the subject matter as well as kind and compassionate while fielding questions from those of us who were new to the world of real estate.
When I decided to sell the home that I had owned for 40 years, I contacted Maureen. Before selling, I wanted to find a condominium to move into so Maureen and I met to determine my interests and needs.
From the outset, I found Maureen very easy to work with. She is both experienced in the field and sensitive to her client. Every time we went out she came prepared with a thoughtful list of places to look at which she had meticulously scheduled to make viewing a smooth process. I always felt that Maureen listened carefully to the feedback I gave her. The time we spent driving from place to place was pleasant and entertaining. Ultimately, I found a place I was interested in making an offer on and this is where Maureen really shone. Her research into the condo and advice about inspection were excellent. Her guidance through the negotiations was also excellent. Maureen is firm yet reasonable and very professional. I bought the condo and was completely satisfied with Maureen’s handling of everything.
When it came to selling my house Maureen was outstanding. She is a real detail person who walked me through absolutely everything I had to do to prepare for putting the place on the market. She did everything that needed to be done from consulting with the city to having professionals photograph the house and she did it with energy and humour. I felt completely confident that I was in the best hands possible.
And I was right. The house sold after being on the market for less than a week. It sold for over the asking price. After we had signed the sales agreement, the buyer’s agent looked at Maureen and said, “You’re GOOD!”
I recommend Maureen without hesitation. Her knowledge of the field and her dedication to her work are outstanding. I would work with her as my agent again in a heartbeat.
I met Maureen when I was just casually viewing open houses on my own. I immediately connected with her, and as we were talking about what I was looking for in a home, she asked if she could take a few notes. Within a week, Maureen called to say that she was listing a place that might be perfect for me. I went to see it right away and knew within a few minutes that it was The One, even though it was the first she had shown me. As a first time home buyer, I found her extensive knowledge and her patience in educating me to be invaluable. She guided me through the stress of a bidding war, and I now have a home that I love and Maureen to thank for that.
As first time home buyers and also newcomers to Vancouver, Maureen made our home buying a positive, educational, seamless, and fun experience. She quickly understood what properties and features would suit our needs and lifestyle, while patiently educating us “newbies” on the whole home buying process.
Combining her academic achievements, a wealth of knowledge of the real estate industry with a professional, friendly, trustworthy and genuine personality, Maureen brings rare talents to real estate. Maureen diligently pointed out not only the positive aspects of a property, but also the areas that required further investigation to make sure we were getting what we thought we were getting. Maureen accompanied us at every step of our home buying process, always looking out for our best interests. Three months after our purchase, she still continues to answer questions from her new and happy owners!
On a final note, the sellers told us afterwards how impressed they were with Maureen and asked how we found such a good realtor. Lucky for us we found Maureen!
Thank you Maureen for making the biggest purchase of our lives so easy and enjoyable!
Susan T. and Pierre S.
Dan and I met Maureen through a realtor-friend of ours on Vancouver Island. We found her always accommodating, a cheerful and genuine person who was always organized and on time (which is so important to me). I knew that she honestly cared about our new home "wish list" and kept to it when helping us look for a new home. Despite our very specific search paramaters, she was always patient. Maureen worked with us for two months until we found our perfect home; during that time we never felt any pressure from her to hurry or settle. We were new buyers and found she was extremely knowledgeable and always explained things carefully and in detail when we had questions.
Maureen was definitely a pleasure to work with; we bought our home in June of 2009 and we still stay in touch. I think that speaks volumes.
Dear Maureen and Paul,We would like to thank you very much for working with us to sell our home. We appreciated many of your skills, which helped us establish and maintain a trusting and respectful relationship. You always communicated with us in a timely manner, kept us posted about showings, and worked sincerely to present our home in a positive light. We appreciated the care you took with the photographs and we felt that you worked hard to ensure that our home was well-presented to prospective buyers.
It has been a pleasure to work with you.
R.T. and A. T.