Testimonials

Kelly & Andrew

Sandy

Jay

Jerry

Just a brief note to thank you for the nice job you did in managing the sale of my home. It turned out to be a bigger undertaking than I had anticipated and many was the time that I felt fortunate to have you in charge. You always seemed to be on top of things and never hesitated to go that extra mile. When I was so overwhelmed with “Estate Responsibilities” it was nice to know that this part was something I didn’t have to worry about. Thanks much for all you did and I would certainly be happy to recommend you to any others needing help with the sale of their home as well…

- Seller of 1742 East 5th

Tina Pang has the know how and experience to correctly estimate the volatile housing market of East Vancouver. Always on call, Tina presents herself in a most professional manner even when the situation surrounding your sale is less then optimal.

- Sellers of 215-711 East 6th

Thanks so much for everything. Working with you guys was a real pleasure.

- Cat of 1819 East 8th

To All Potential Home Buyers,
My partner and I were both first time homebuyers, and recently purchased a new home with the help of Willo and her team. As first time home buyers we did not know what we were in for or how to start the whole process of buying a home. We did a LOT of research, and met a lot of real-estate agents while attempting to go at it alone. We realized quickly that we needed help. However, we found real-estate agents irritating and phony. Preamble: I have a black and white personality, limited time, and short patience. We finally came across The Ruth & David Group website and were impressed by what was conveyed – they seemed personable and experienced. Best decision we could have made!! Willo is a superhero in our eyes and in what seems to be saturated market of real-estate agents – we consider her a rare find.
5 reasons why we will stick with Willo for life:
1. She made us feel like we were her only clients – My partner is a business owner and knows this is no easy task. In fact he is still perplexed as to how Willo managed to do it. I cannot stress enough that this is the MOST IMPORTANT trait you are looking for in a real estate agent because you snooze you lose when it comes to the battle of the properties.
2. She listens – You tell Willo something once and she gets it.
3. She is efficient and timely – She was quick, almost immediate, in her responses to our emails, texts, or phone calls.
4. She is competitive – She strives to be the best in whatever she does and it shows. If we were interested in a property we had a viewing ASAP. We were always happy to have her at an open house with us because she dominated the floor.
5. She is knowledgeable – Sadly we went to many viewings where the listing agent knew nothing about the property they were selling or had their facts wrong. Willo was always on the ball, kept them on their toes, researched the property and the area extensively before we arrived, and asked questions we would have forgot to ask otherwise. Willo does not “wing it” – if she does not know the answer she owns up to it and finds out what the answer is. Willo’s honesty was always appreciated.
We could not be happier with the service received from Willo and her team. We have so much trust in their competency to deliver the best customer service in Greater Vancouver.

- Raelene & Scott

Dear Corey,
I wanted to thank you. Please know how much I appreciate your personal sacrifice to make things right when others would not. I am genuinely grateful for all you did to facilitate a successful sale. You are a stand up guy which is sadly rare these days. You are a good person as well as a true professional. All the best to you in your career.

- Seller of 2407 Pandora

Thank you very much for all of your hard work in finding us a wonderful home to purchase. We really enjoyed working with you in our endeavor. We know for certain you can’t get a better realtor than you two.

- S.Keogh & G. Robertson

Ruth and David, this is just a brief note to express our thanks to both of you for your work selling our home. Peter and i have bought and sold over 17 homes in the Lower Mainland and Victoria and we have never had such a splendid team of realtors working with us. From our initial meeting in which you outlined your marketing plan, to the provision of tips for the presentation, through to the Sneaky Peek, the showings and the open house, we were delighted and had confidence in your professionalism. Many thanks for the swift sale. All the best.

- Sellers of 2723 Yale

Our experience selling and buying with The Ruth & David Group was outstanding. Corey and Willo did everything possible to make our experience as stress-free as possible. Their famous marketing system worked brilliantly, selling our property swiftly and at considerably over asking. Throughout the whole process, Corey was always available to answer any questions we had, and any information we needed was swiftly provided. I would recommend The Ruth & David Group to anyone looking for a superior standard of realty services, and have already suggested them to a number of friends.

- Sellers of 27-3477 Commercial

Tina‘s vast knowledge and experience of the East Vancouver real estate market can not be taken for granted! Everything she knows, including information on city bylaws, what’s happening and will be happening in the city helped us a great deal in finding the right home.  She fully understood the city/neighbourhood we were looking to buy in. Her passion for what she does is evident through all her knowledge. We trusted her fully in keeping our best interest in mind. Her attention to detail, kindness and professionalism is an added bonus! We would highly recommend Tina to anyone looking to purchase a home in Vancouver, especially during this insane market!

- Buyers of 2189 East Pender

Fast, effective and super nice. Awesome communicators with the personal touch. We signed an intent to sell on April 27, 2014 and the house was sold at $105, 000 over asking on the 12th of May. From intent to sale in such a short period of time with one evening “Sneaky Peek”‘ and one Sunday open house, Wow! The team really understood our house and who we are. The quality of research was superb and the entire range from photo/video to conducting the open house was spot on. Clearly, The Ruth & David Group know their job. We recommend them as consummate professionals. It has been a real pleasure working with a Team that understands the potential stress level of selling such a valuable and emotionally charged possession. In fact, we have been remarkably calm through the entire event. Thank you Ruth, David, Willo and Corey.

- Sellers of 2639 Carolina

Tailored to our needs and wishes. Professional and personable! Highly recommended!

- Buyers of 1004-11 Royal Ave

Ruth and David are well known in our area for being excellent realtors.  Many of our friends have raved about working with them. So they were an easy choice for us when we decided to sell our East Van duplex. But we were even more impressed with Ruth than we expected to be. We have worked with three realtors in the past 6 months and Ruth was by far and away the best, excelling at many different aspects of client service. On of her best qualities is patience. We started the process of selling without a clear vision of what or where we wanted to buy. She never tried to rush us or tell us what to do. She listened intently and asked us questions, which gradually helped us gain clarity on what we wanted. She was always available for us. Once we decided to list, Ruth connected us to a team of partners she works with, who really helped the stressful process of selling go very smoothly for us. From GlenHickey.com, the (free) design consultant who helped us make our home look its best, to Kireicleaning.ca who did the final cleaning, she recommended people who are pros. Most importantly, when it came to listing and accepting offers, Ruth made us feel she was protecting us as her clients. When it felt like the market was softening, she steadied our nerves. She always had our best interest at heart and it translated into multiple offers and a sale that we were ultimately very happy with. We highly recommend Ruth for anyone looking for a realtor in East Vancouver. 

- Sellers of 1807 East 7th

I strongly recommend Willo Jackson to anyone desiring to purchase a house in the Vancouver area. She was highly recommended to my wife and myself by our son, who had just bought a condo. Willo carefully guided us through the whole process: sending us possible listings months before our visit to Vancouver, taking us to examine over fifteen selected homes once we arrived in the city, pointing out the positive features and liabilities of each home and its location, advising us on strategically placing an offer on a perfect place, and helping us finalize the purchase agreement. Throughout all of these steps, we were deeply impressed with her background knowledge of particular localities in the city, her understanding of underlying physical features of each structure, her familiarity with the present-day market, and the cultivated relationships she and her firm had with many other agents. Before the closing date Willo sent us a very detailed list of the steps to take to complete the purchase and assured us she would be there whenever we needed suggestions or other help. Overall, her energy and enthusiasm were infectious and in the end we felt that we had a good friend on our side.   ​ 

- Buyers of 108-825 West 7th

My husband and I have nothing but good things to say about The Ruth & David Group. They have sold 2 of our properties now – one in 2010 and one this fall. The 2010 sale was in the Commercial Drive area and the 2015 sale was in Mount Pleasant. They are just excellent. In both cases, we had multiple tenants for them to coordinate and in both cases, none of the tenants ever complained. They are great to deal with –exceptionally hard-working, professional, knowledgeable, flexible, efficient, low stress, and amusing. Of course, they got us buyers for the price we wanted in both cases. I just don’t know why you would use any other realtor if you are selling your house in East Vancouver.

- Sellers of 1267 East 13th

Thank you Ruth, David, Corey! We could never have pulled this off without you. It was a very difficult challenge to get this home sold in the timeframe we had and it was your website the buyers went to first, so I truly believe if we had not found you… we would not be in this great position now. We so appreciate it and we would recommend you to any of our friends looking for a realtor.

- Sellers of 2243 Oxford

It was a pleasure working with both you. Had I know that it would have been such a quick sale I would’ve listed with you guys last year when I first put the house on the market but hindsight is 20/20. Your professionalism and expertise are very much appreciated and respected. Thanks again for your efforts and hopefully we’ll cross paths again. You can be sure that I’ll be referring everyone I know to you.

- Seller of 2536 East 2nd

Ruth & David are the real deal… they offered impeccable guidance, planning, and initiative in the management of our home sale together with wholehearted receptiveness to our input, history and pride in our home. Plus they worked so dam hard on our behalf. Our only regret on selling and leaving the ‘hood is that we’d really like to get to work with them again!

- Sellers of 1927 East 4th

Ruth and Dave have been our realtors for at least 25 years. They helped us then and the whole team helped us now….with a special shout out to Willo, who helped in the purchase of the first place she showed us…talk about great listening skills. Professional, proactive and great negotiators. Caring and passionate, calm cool and comforting. Others have said it better than I ever could so I’ll just say this…Do yourself a favour and call Ruth, Dave and the rest of the team….you’ll be glad you did.

- Sellers of 2487 Kitchener

I worked with Ruth and David the first time 12 years ago when they were just Ruth and David (not yet a whole team!). After they found the house I’d always wanted and coached us beautifully through the offer, I was more than happy to recommend them to anyone looking on the East Side. Now fast forward 12 years, another transition, and The Ruth & David Group are there again, providing solid guidance, warm understanding, and knowledgeable advice. I will continue to recommend them to others. They are a wonderful part of the community.

- Seller of 2706 Charles

We would like to thank Ruth and David for making the recent sale of our home as painless (and profitable!) as possible. As first-time sellers, we were unfamiliar with the process and had many concerns. But David and Ruth’s calm professionalism guided us through…we would highly recommend them.

- P.Thierch. & M.Mcdowell

Thank you David and Ruth, for always being the consumate professionals. Multiple offer situations can be stressful for both the realtor and the buyer, but you two handled it so nicely, making sure it was an ethical and fair environment for all bidders while keeping the interests of your sellers foremost in your mind. It’s a pleasure to work with you, I look forward to our next transaction!

- Lynn Sakai-Boden, RE/MAX Westcoast

It was necessary for us to look to Ruth and David regularly for advice. Their counsel proved to be correct as we ended up with the results that we had hoped to achieve, we were continually impressed, and found them to be highly professional, knowledgeable and hard working.We are very pleased with the work of Ruth and David and would not hesitate in recommending them to our family, friends and colleagues.

- L.Nose & J.Begin

This is just a quick note to thank you for your outstanding work selling our home in this difficult market. We don’t know how you did it but we are very pleased with the results. Your expert advice was especially helpful. We also noticed the care and respect shown to the house and the downstairs tenants by yourselves and Corey during the many open-house and appointment showings. It was appreciated.

- Sellers of 2735 Cambridge

Just a short note to let you know how much we appreciate all your help in selling our home and purchasing our new one. Having friendly, experienced, hard working realtors really does make a difference. It was nice that one of you was always available to answer questions and offer helpful advice. Warmest regards.

- M. Mclean & M. Wong

I worked with Tina from The Ruth & David Group when I was purchasing my condo. She was fantastic to work with and helped guide me through the purchase process. I never would have been able to land the winning bid without her advice.

- Buyer of 207-643 West 7th

Willo,
You really are a special person. Thank you for your note. I reallly needed it today, because I couldn’t think of anything except the house. I really appreciate everything you and the team have done for me.

- V. Bortoletto of 4228 Victoria

Buying or selling a house can be a very scary thing (especially in Vancouver)……so emotionally charged, with so many real consequences. I used Ruth and David for both. They were knowledgeable, professional and have integrity with no pressure. They put my needs first, not their commission. I have now landed in the right place, largely to do with their help. It’s a very big life decision and to Ruth and David I will always be sincerely thankful.

- Frances

I can’t thank you enough for your guidance, professionalism, thorough knowledge, persistence, perspective, and humor! You make dreams come true. You are the best! And you are the second most optimistic guy in the world – yep, I know someone who, believe it or not, is more optimistic. I want to thank you once again for all your efforts. I really appreciate your professionalism and ability to get the job done. I don’t believe this would have worked out without you!

- Buyer & Seller Corneliu

Corey Martin is not only a stellar real estate agent, he’s become part of my family. He really has your best interest at heart, offers great advice and is up to date on the market. He’s extremely low pressure but is high energy. When Corey offers his opinion, you listen because he’s a go getter, intelligent and a wonderful human being to boot! You’ll enjoy your time with him and use him to buy and sell your properties over the years. I did and I’ve done very well. It’s without a single reservation that I recommend you go with Corey Martin and The Ruth & David Group.

- Seller of 501-1068 West Broadway

The Ruth & David Group are an exceptional team of people. Throughout the process of selling my house, they were very professional and efficient, but also extremely compassionate during a challenging time in my life. Once the sale was complete, they were also diligent in helping me find a suitable new home. Once found, amongst a literal feeding frenzy of 28 bids, Willo – in a Herculean effort – called to tell me that it would be mine. Their work is above and beyond expectation, and I highly recommend them. Thank you, R&DG.

- Buyer of 110-555 West 14th
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