Testimonials

Kelly & Andrew

Sandy

Jay

Jerry

It is hard to miss The Ruth & David Group in our neighbourhood in East Van as they have sold signs up on houses everywhere. We got to know Ruth, David and Corey as we went to open houses looking to move from a duplex to a larger single family home. We learned a lot about our local real estate market from them and eventually they found us the home we were looking for. They provided sage advice and guidance as we went through some challenging negotiations trying to purchase our new home and their marketing efforts resulted in multiple offers and an excellent price for our previous home. This was the most important (and at times stressful) transaction of our lives and throughout it all the team was attentive to our many questions and needs. We would recommend them without reservation.

- Sellers of 2050 East 5th & Buyers of 2203 East 6th

Corey + The Team,

Just a note to express our extreme appreciation for the hard work, savvy marketing, flexibility you & your team demonstrated over the last few weeks. Our tight deadlines meant nothing to you, and your professionalism and knowledgeable handling of our super quick + amazing sale were second to none. We won’t hesitate to recommend you to friends in the future! All the very best and a million thank yous from our family.

- Sellers of 105 East 15th

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

If you’re looking under the Testimonials segment of Ruth & David’s website, you’re already on your way to making a very good decision. Here’s a little bit on why we went with them and why we believe it was truly a great decision. We are of the opinion that our time is valuable. We had big decisions to make and we weren’t willing to settle for anything less than an exceptional realtor / client experience. Ruth and David respected our time, were always punctual, made the effort to truly comprehend our needs and understood that to us; this was an enormous step in our lives and not simply another real estate transaction. They are straight up, direct people who do what they say they will and represented our interests with zeal. Ruth and David get respect. They are connected, they know the real estate landscape and when you’re one of their clients, it’s like you have an advantage over everybody else. We know Ruth and David work all across Vancouver, but especially if you’re thinking East Van, there is absolutely nobody else you should even consider. These guys know the neighbourhood, they live in the neighbourhood, they love the neighbourhood and we believe Ruth and David provide an East Van edge that is unparalleled. We’ve just bought and sold and are in no hurry to move again anytime soon, but when that time does eventually come, there is only one call we will make. It’s the same one you should too

- J. & Jenn

Dear Corey, wow! What can we say but a huge thank you for being so amazing to work with – being a steady hand through what could have been a much more stressful event. Thank you for everything.

- The Wilson Family of 5483 Dunbar

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

Dear Ruth & David, I can’t thank you enough for all your help these past few months, especially when I decided to buy this little place on East Hastings. When we sat down a few months ago, I didn’t fully appreciate what you meant about the process of buying a place – now I do! Many thanks.

- Buyer of 317-2150 East Hastings

It was such a pleasure working with Willo. She came to every meeting with all the appropriate background information fully researched. She was knowledgeable in all aspects of buying a home and was such a help to us! During the whole process, we felt 100% confident inthe help we were getting from Willo and knew we could trust her completely. I wouldn’t have imagined going through this without her!

- Buyers Jessica & Jerry

Thank you to both of you for all your hard work to make our sale a quick success! We didn’t dare to think that it would be that quick with such a great result! We are sad to be leaving but look forward to starting a new chapter and hope that the purchasers will enjoy their new home as much as we have enjoyed it for the past 7 years. We look forward to working with you again in the near future on our purchase.

- Sellers of 204-1623 East 2nd

Thank you Ruth, David & Corey for selling our house and finding us a new one in such a crazy market. We really appreciate all the work you did especially Corey while Ruth and David were away. We will definitely recommend you to friends who need a realtor.

- Sellers of 1485 Kitchener & Buyers of 4825 East Georgia

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

Willo, Shan and I both had a breezy time home-hunting with you – you turned a stressful experience into one that was informative and pretty fun. We learned a lot about the Vancouver market from you, and you helped us find a home to start the next chapter of our life in. And we’ll be even better prepared when the time comes for an upgrade down the line. In the meantime, we have no shortage of friends who I imagine will be looking to get into this crazy market in the not-too-distant future. We’ll let them know how easy you made the experience for us. Thanks again!

- Buyers of 1084 Nicola

Ruth and David made selling our home quick, easy and painless! Their obvious experience and down-to-earth attitude was greatly appreciated throughout the entire process. Not once did we feel pressured in any way!

- M. & G. Breen

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

Willo helped us to find a house we love in our chosen area in literally a blink of eye. She is knowledgable, full of energy, personal, flexible and most importantly accommodating. The whole group is very supportive of each other. I could tell there is a great working dynamic among all the members in the group. While working with Willo, it didn’t feel like she was the only one helping us out. She came with solid support from her whole team. My husband and I truly enjoyed working with her and the team.

- Buyers of 2220 Kitchener

Your in-depth knowledge of market conditions and valuations made all the difference in turning a potentially stressful endeavor into a rather enjoyable experience. We especially appreciated your guidance in helping us to understand our needs and requirements. Having the right people makes all the difference! We certainly look forward to working with you again for our future real estate need, we would not hesitate to recommend you services to anybody looking to buy or sell a home.

- T.Woo & S.Y .A.u Yeung

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

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

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

We would like to take this opportunity to recommend the services of Ruth Chuang and David Jones to anyone needing a real estate agent in Vancouver. They always gave sound advice, but never attempted to make a decision for us or push us in any way. We were shopping from Kamloops, and Ruth made every effort to schedule showings for us on short notice when we were in Vancouver and to view houses for us when we could not drive down. We felt comfortable because she was very in tune with the sort of property we were searching for. We really appreciated the service they provided and would highly recommend them to anyone needing an agent in the Vancouver market.

- D.Sachs & S.Simard

The Ruth & David Group is probably the most active Real Estate Team in the Commercial Drive area. I have been impressed time upon time by their knowledge of the history and culture of the Commercial Drive area. They seem to know everyone and everyone seems to know them. Due to this when it came time choose a Real Estate Agent or Team to represent us our immediate first choice was The Ruth & David Group. Ruth and Corey came out to meet us, see our place, find out what our situation was, what we were looking to achieve and give us their assessment of what they could get for us. They were upfront and frank about everything, no over estimations of our house’s worth or promising the world to get our business. Just a calm, reasoned appraisal of our situation and suggestions tailored to our specific needs. When it came time to put our place on the market they were easy to work with and incredibly efficient. Everything was arranged in 1 week, photos and floor plans put online and they had already put the word out to clients they knew were waiting for a property like ours. Our property was on the market for only 1 week. From what I understand approximately 50 groups saw our house in 4 days of showings. An incredible amount of activity for just 7 days of being on the market. In the end we had 8 offers on the 8th day. This lead to us getting a final selling price that was 23% over asking. All the way through this Corey helped us with everything and Ruth and David were in the background giving us sage advice and reassuring words to help us get through the more stressful parts. Joy was managing all of the details and Willo was handling all of our last minute questions during the Closing Period. It was an amazing whirlwind experience and yet it never made us feel like we were over our heads. The Team was truly amazing. I cannot make it any more clear than they wowed us and calmed us all the while impressing us with their ability to make everything go so smoothly that we never saw them making all of the arrangements in the background. I will always recommend The Ruth & David Group to anyone looking for a Realtor who knows the ins and outs of the East Side of Vancouver. Thank you again for everything.

- Sellers of 3538 Bella Vista

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

Ruth, David and the team are fantastic. They came in listening and giving honest, straightforward advice. We went in with a plan, and when we wanted to change it part way through the process Ruth and David gave us an open and frank conversation on the pros and cons of the change. Despite not agreeing entirely with the direction we wanted to go, they provided full hearted support. They were patient, when we had cold feet regarding the sale. We also faced unusual challenges during the sale, however Ruth and David had the contacts and knowledge to resolve the issues. These are not the usual realtors. They are knowledgeable, personable, and have the experience to get the job done, and do so with integrity. We highly recommend this team. They helped us become the dirftless world travellers we always dreamed of. Thanks!

- Sellers of 5284 St. Catherines

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.

- Seller of 215-711 East 6th

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

Wow. I was so impressed with the amazing service and thrilled with the results the team provided in selling my condo. Having not gone through the process before Ruth was very patient in answering all of my questions, guiding me through the steps and working with me. Also, I was selling while out of town and she was terrific in running around and tracking down keys and getting documents to my tenant to sign. Selling when you have a tenant can be tricky but due to the professionalism there were no problems. My only regret was that I didn’t hire them when I bought the place originally. Highly recommend.

- Seller of 304-222 N Templeton

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

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

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

- Cat of 1819 East 8th

How do you sell a family home of +22 years and feel comfortable. Call Ruth and Cory, their team will make you feel welcome and wonderful. So glad we chose this wonderful group to make it all happen. Thanks again, Ruth and Cory for making our transition from happy home in East Van to happy out of the lower mainland. All the best!

- Sellers of 3824 Lanark
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