Hear from the many people that recommend Karen.
“It is our great pleasure to recommend Karen Costa as a realtor. Karen is by no means the first realtor with whom we have worked, but she is most certainly the best.
We’ve had experiences with previous realtors who were distracted by the busy market, Karen was attentive and offered support and clear-eyed guidance both during showings and in all of the follow up stages. She stayed attentive and in touch even when no appropriate homes were available for viewing. She never pushed us in any direction other than the one we wanted to go in and never encouraged us to change our parameters to suit a quicker purchase. Karen demonstrated the capacity to actually listen to our housing needs, concerns, and hopes. It seems this is a rare gift in a realtor. In the home we finally purchased, Karen never judged our need for information and took up our many concerns and queries with the surliest of vendor realtors and a grumpy building manager. She read all of the strata minutes and by-laws, pointing out potential problems as well apparent strengths. Karen offered a voice of calm reason in the face of our own stressful decision-making, the pressure of the vendor’s realtor, and the demands of the market. We always felt that we were “in the driver’s seat”, but Karen proved an invaluable navigator in the challenging journey of home buying. We love our new place! Thank-you Karen!
-Darien Thira & Mercedes Bains (Fairview)
BEST PRICE DEAL
“I have no hesitation in recommending Karen to any prospective client. Karen was always cheerful, friendly, and most importantly, professional. She is a wealth of knowledge and very energetic. Karen helped me to get the best price for my property. Thank you Karen for your dedicated assistance in seling & finding me a new home!”
-Mariana Garcia (Downtown Vancouver)
“We would not have our home without Karen, plain and simple. Her clear and direct communication in combination with swift timing and action allowed us to secure an amazing space in the heart of downtown Vancouver in the middle of a red-hot market. Finding our home was a process of discovery and decision-making, and Karen’s perfect blend of patience, experience, honesty, and wisdom made her the best partner that we could have hoped for.”
-Julia & Greg (Downtown Vancouver, BC.)
“We have been Karen’s clients for a few years now. Most recently, she helped us with the sale of a condo in downtown Vancouver. Her guidance, from selling strategy to completion, was well balanced, supported by research and experience. Karen is very knowledgeable, and we gained a lot by sharing in her experience and methodology. When an unexpected opportunity showed up during the sale process, Karen was quick to react and highly effective. We consider Karen part of our team, as she definitely plays for us—that is, she always puts our interests first and is unfailingly honest in her appraisals. We have recommended her services to friends in the past and will continue to do so.”
-Ken & Lili (Downtown Vancouver, BC.)
FIRST TIME BUYER
“I am so proud to tell all my friends I bought my first apartment in Vancouver! It wouldn’t be possible if I hadn’t chosen Karen Costa as my realtor. She is organized, patient, professional and her expertise and amazing network allow you to find the best deals. In terms of negotiation, she is fearless, always fighting for her clients. The purchase process can be stressful, but having her to assist me, made my life much easier. I bought, sold and bought again a new property with her, and I am pretty sure I won’t think twice when I need a realtor from now on.”
-Karen (Downtown Vancouver, BC).
“Karen represented us for the purchase of our second home and the sale of our first. She is the best realtor I have had the pleasure of working with and I would not hesitate to recommend her to family, friends and strangers alike. With accuracy, integrity and confidence, Karen guided us through the potential complexities of a simultaneous buy-sell transaction. Furthermore, I was impressed with her marketing capabilities and felt as though no cost was spared in this regard. I can truly say I look forward to working with her again in the future.”
-David & Tatiana Salisbury (Burnaby, BC).
PATIENT AND UNDERSTANDING
“When we first contacted Karen expressing our interest in buying a small apartment in Vancouver downtown at the low end price range of mid $300K only, she did not hesitate to offer her “no obligation” help in our property search. We felt we were her top VIP with her full attention to our needs and concerns during the whole process. It took us 6 months to find our ideal apartment. We had visited many listing properties with Karen. She was very patient and friendly with us. She was different from a typical salesperson. She would not rush us into closing a deal, rather she would provide her honest opinion looking out for our best interest. When it came to making an offer, we did not feel pressure from her to add any premium to our initial offer. We trust her professional advice completely. Karen is very thorough. She kept us in the loop all the time. She responded to our inquiries very promptly. She followed through the whole purchase transaction even after subjects were removed. Not only did she keep an eye on the contractor to ensure the renovation was completed prior to completion, she also took the initiative to arrange repairing the oven for us after the subjects were removed. We appreciate her service excellence and professionalism. Thank you Karen!”
-Alex & Debbie Pang (Downtown Vancouver)
“Karen is an outstanding professional. She worked as a realtor for us during our first time purchase and demonstrated her knowledge of the market. She helped us find our mortgage broker and explained to us the offer process and documentation required. She guided and cared about us all the way through. Though stressful, we enjoyed the journey and would refer Karen to anyone in need of an excellent realtor.
-Mario & Rosana Batista (West End)
“As first time home buyers, we were certainly a bit nervous about the process of buying a home. Karen was referred to us by a colleague who had raved about their experience in having Karen represent them and we can absolutely see why! Karen was amazingly professional, honest,reliable and patient with us as we went through the process and asked our endless questions. Karen never showed us anything that we did not ask for or was over our budget. She offered educated opinions to help us make decisions when we were unsure even if it meant more work for her. In the end, we found a perfect fit for what we wanted and Karen was able to get it for an amazing price which saved us thousands of dollars. We would, without a doubt, recommend Karen to anybody who is contemplating buying or selling their home in the lower mainland.”
-Mark & Kuldeep Hills (East Vancouver)
Being a first time home buyer I had a lot of questions and concerns. Karen was there for me through it all – her knowledge, experience, professionalism and willingness to help made my experience a successful one, I am very happy with my new home! Her dedication and patience are beyond anything I’ve seen before, we looked at over 40 places together and she was never just trying to make the deal, she was very attentive and would always point out the pros and cons of each one, she actually saved me from making a very bad deal. She explained the whole process to me and answered all my questions, she read all the papers, came to the house inspection and recommended an excellent broker and notary as well. She still makes herself available to answer any questions or help out. Karen Costa loves what she does and most importantly, she is very honest and will tell you if there is anything wrong. She also works very hard to find and get you the best deal! I have no hesitation in recommending Karen, she is the best out there!
-Lilian Bravo (Downtown Vancouver)
“We would like to thank Karen for her great work and professionalism. She was excellent at the many showings we requested, phone calls, contract matters, and referrals to the right professionals. She was fantastic at keeping us informed and it was always a pleasure. The extra effort and resourcefulness translated into us buying the right home. We wholeheartedly recommend Karen to anyone who is in the process of purchasing a home.”
-Tod & Melody Molnar (New Westminster)
LONG TERM CLIENTS
“Karen and I have had a long real estate relationship. My search started three years ago when I was looking for a two bedroom condo, ground floor, south facing, with a garden in Vancouver. Eventually, relationship decisions steered me away to Calgary. Upon returning to Vancouver, a recession well underway, priorities changed to a one bedroom condo. Months passed, and my life was altered again. Now my sister and I own a six bedroom house with a south facing garden, in Vancouver. Karen was the perfect realtor for me. I was specific about what I wanted and she was patient and understanding. Never once did she get discouraged with my changing life plans. She continued to be hard working and encouraging. She was exactly what I needed.”
-Cynthia Wilson (Mount Pleasant)
PATIENT AND EFFECTIVE
“As a first time home buyer, I was immediately put at ease with Karen’s patience and wealth of knowledge. Her efficiency and effectiveness as a real estate agent is invaluable in such a competitive market! Karen is passionate about her job and is very dedicated in finding the right match for her clients. She stays with you until the very end… and beyond!”
-Jennifer Wilson (Mount Pleasant)
YOUR BEST INTERESTS
“Karen made my first time home buying experience an enjoyable and successful one. She was knowledgeable, friendly, professional and patient during my search. Most importantly, I got a fantastic place at a fantastic price! Karen took the time to fully understand my real estate goals and worked diligently to help me achieve them. I recommend her services without hesitation and will be using her for my next real estate transaction.”
-Ryan Todd (Downtown Vancouver)
“We would like to thank you for all the support and knowledge you have given to us in finding our place. Your dedication, patience and sincerity gave us the clarity we needed whenever we were looking at a specific place. Knowing that we had someone that cared for us was crucial since we had to make one of the most important decisions of our lives, the purchase of our first home. We have no worries in recommending you to any of our friends since we know they will be well taken care of.”
-Joey Tibble & Giselle Miranda (Commercial Drive)
“Karen is a dedicated realtor, she helped me start looking for a property last summer and I found a place somewhere on my first viewing a couple of months later. I had a specific set of requirements and she did a good job of finding properties that met those requirements. I never felt like I was being pushed into looking at properties and was always kept up to date on the progress of things without excessive phone calls & emails. During the final negotiations she was able to bring the price down lower than I even expected we could get. I have recommended her to a couple of friends and will do business with her again in the future.”
-N. Ranking (Burnaby North)