The following testimonials were written by just some of my happy sellers and buyers. They have all been kind enough to give me permission to show you their correspondence. Their letters and words are very gratifying. It seems that my down-to-earth and honest approach has earned me many friends - I think that's fantastic!
I recently enlisted the services of Viv Harvey to sell our home in West Vancouver. My initial call to Viv as a potential realtor came about due to her previous success in selling a West Vancouver home for 1.1 million over asking price. However, I eventually chose Viv as our representative because I liked her open mind in looking at the possibilities, rather than the limitations, of selling our home in Ambleside. Many realtors come in with a firm idea of what a home is worth and exactly what it will sell for, and are not willing to move from their position. Due to the recent “hot” market, Viv was willing to list our house for the price we were hoping to achieve. Within one month we were successful in closing a deal to our satisfaction. We believe most other realtors would not have entertained our unconventional pricing method. In selling our home, she set a new precedent for the value of similar homes in Ambleside.
I would recommend Viv as a realtor, not only because she succeeding in selling our home in less than a month, but also because I liked her style. It is important to feel that your realtor is on your side and working with your best interests in mind.
Engaging Viv Harvey as my realtor was the most exceptional experience of all
the moves I have ever made. In what I would describe as an understated,
über-professional capacity, Viv listed my home at the perfect selling price,
negotiated the complete transaction in four days, and secured the sale over the asking price, by fax, in between meeting breaks while I was out of the country. Brilliant! I feel that Viv's many years of experience combined with vigilance over the current market allows her to remain responsive to her buyer and seller's needs while making sharp, professional decisions. I consider myself very fortunate to have had the expertise of Viv Harvey, Prudential Sussex Realty, assist me through the sale and purchase of two homes.
We have just completed our third transaction with Viv and could not be happier!
We met Viv in June of 2007 on the day we put an offer on our new home in West Vancouver. We loved the home, however, were not sure how everything would work out with the financial end as we still needed to sell our house in Vancouver. Within twenty minutes of meeting Viv she put us at ease and explained how we could go about submitting an offer to secure our new home while still protecting ourselves financially. We were able to jump at this new opportunity fully protected before anyone else was able to submit an offer, therefore avoiding the multiple offer scenario.
We recently worked with Viv to sell our home in West Vancouver and purchase a new one in North Vancouver. From the beginning of the process, Viv provided us with up to date and accurate market information to keep us informed. Viv communicated with us constantly and always provided prompt feedback from each showing and open house. All of our questions and concerns were addressed immediately and Viv was always there to hold our hand and give advice. Viv handled all of the negotiations professionally and was able to secure our new home for us at a fabulous price.
We would whole heartedly recommend Viv for anyone buying or selling real estate on the North Shore or anywhere else.
We Love It Viv!!!!!!
Joy Price & Lolita Welby
I welcome the opportunity to write this reference/recommendation for Viv Harvey.
We met some years ago and I was impressed at that time with Viv's quiet competence. Over the next few years, Viv stayed in touch with us and learned that we planned to sell our condo in West Vancouver.
When we were ready this spring to make a decision, I contacted and interviewed several agents familiar with the West Vancouver market.
Viv came prepared! I was impressed with the package she presented, the research she had undertaken and her marketing examples. In discussion, I was also impressed with her professional, competent and yet friendly approach. Viv offered advice and was flexible around our plans and timelines. I committed on behalf of my husband and I to work with Viv to sell our apartment.
Viv prepared the photographs, the marketing strategy and timelines and was ready when we were. We set the stage and left the "opens" and selling to her. In four days, Viv presented two offers for full price and then the negotiation started. We were very pleased to receive an offer considerably more than our asking price!
The sale and subsequent details were all handled smoothly by Viv and our lawyer.
It was a pleasure to work with Viv.... she is responsible, knowledgeable and diplomatic. Viv knows the West Vancouver market - we would be happy to work with her again.
Salt Spring Island,B.C.