Testimonials

  • Lauren Hockin
    Lauren Hockin
    Helen is incredibly attentive and responsive to the needs of her clients. As first time home buyers navigating a challenging market, Helen was patient and helpful at every step of the way from mortgage pre-approval, open houses, putting in offers, home inspections through to completion of the deal. She made an overwhelming process feel manageable and exciting and genuinely cared about the outcome for our family. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an agent. Thanks Helen!
  • Barry Woods and Michelle Woods
    Barry Woods and Michelle Woods
    Daryl and Helen were extremely professional, organized and knowledgeable in selling our condo. We were impressed with the research they presented us on the market and our area. It was clear that they genuinely care about their clients as the well being of our family was always a priority. We would highly recommend their services to any of our friends and family. Barry Woods and Michelle Woods
  • Donna
    I am delighted to recommend Helen Grant and her Team!. Helen recently represented me with the selling of my Vancouver Condo and couldn’t be more pleased with the process and results. Helen is a dynamo! Helen brought her energy, integrity and management skills to ensure my condo was showcased at it’s best.Using her Home Marketing Solution Program, Helen developed a personal plan to prepare my home for market at record speed, The outcome speaks louder than words, Helen sold my home for 33% over the asking price. Her staging beautifully represented my home, and the photos and brochure were amazing. I would not hesitate to recommend Helen Grant and her team to anyone thinking of selling their home. Thank you Helen!! Donna
  • Joan and Ron Davie
    Joan and Ron Davie

    At the point when the Real Estate market started it’s downward slide Helen’s expertise, tenacity and dedication to her clients kicked into high gear.  Together with her extremely capable “team” she soon set things into motion resulting in a most satisfactory conclusion. 

    –  North Vancouver

  • J. Mack
    J. Mack

    I want to state how pleased I was with Helen Grant’s service. She helped me with the enormous task of selling my family’s condo.

    She listened to me, which was very important and understood my special situation, recommending the steps I needed to do to get things done, e.g. power of attorney.

    She also has excellent negotiating skills and a team of contractors, plumbers and stager who’ve helped a lot.

    Even though her territory is mainly in West/North Vancouver, she did very well in researching the East Vancouver market. She also did an in-depth market evaluation which was based on not on a guess, but on mathematical projections which showed how detailed she was in her work.

    I highly recommend Helen to represent you, if you ever have a place to sell.

    –  Vancouver East

  • H & W. Knittel
    H & W. Knittel

    Without a doubt we would engage Helen’s services again when we are ready to sell our home.  Helen’s drive, compassion and real estate knowledge is second to none.  She comes with a team of professionals who make buying a home easy and enjoyable.  She is well-liked within the real estate community but more importantly, well respected!

     – Burnaby

  • J & S. Dunbar
    J & S. Dunbar

    Helen is efficient, effective and goes beyond the call of duty! She managed the purchase of my son’s apartment, the sale of our home and the sale of our rental home in record time! Thank you for making the whole process of downsizing so easy!

     –  North Vancouver

  • Richard and Myrna Everest,
    Richard and Myrna Everest,

    “After we started to receive offers – Helen understood our stress, and was able to cut to the chase.”

    –  North Vancouver

  • Richard and Myrna Everest
    Richard and Myrna Everest

    “Preparing our house for the market was made even easier with Helen’s presence during the “staging”. She was there for all showings – a major plus!” 

    – North Vancouver

  • M. Carrier
    M. Carrier

    Helen is personable, flexible and wonderful to deal with. She worked with us to determine a competitive and satisfactory price by educating us on our neighbourhood’s housing market. Armed with her savvy marketing, we sold our home after one Open House! 

    –  North Vancouver

  • E. Kennedy
    E. Kennedy

    “As a first-time seller, I really found Helen’s information and team of partner companies very helpful!”

    –  North Vancouver

  • Timothy Edgecombe & Glen Lee
    Timothy Edgecombe & Glen Lee

    Buying a new home can be daunting… but Helen kept us in the loop and the whole process was wrapped up so quickly and effortlessly! We really respected her diplomacy and directness.

    –  New Westminster

  • J. Bojtos
    J. Bojtos

    Helen made history in Coquitlam! The highest land-only sale with 13 offers! She had two of her own buyers, but someone else won out – now that’s integrity!

    – Coquitlam

  • Margaret Kuckaj
    Margaret Kuckaj

    “We’re first-time home buyers, and Helen’s ‘Home Buyers Guide’ answered every question!”

     –  West Vancouver

  • Nancy Naylor
    Nancy Naylor

    “Being in a multi-offer situation can be stressful, but Helen was confident, relaxed and successful.” 

     –  North Vancouver

  • Ian Maynard
    Ian Maynard

    “It was Helen’s out-of-the-box thinking that impressed me most!”

     – Vancouver

  • Peggy & George Barber
    Peggy & George Barber

    “When we sold our home on Vancouver Island to relocate to Vancouver, our real estate agent recommended we work with Helen Grant. She found our dream home in record time and won the deal for us over many other real estate agents.”

    -Vancouver

  • Farhad Touski
    Farhad Touski

    This was my first home purchase in Canada so I had many questions and concerns. Helen had all the answers. Expect exceptional customer service with a warm, friendly attitude! I am happy to recommend Helen to all my family and friends! 

    –  North Vancouver

  • F. Lamer,
    F. Lamer,

    Helen is efficient and diligent – exactly what you need in a real estate agent!

     

    – Vancouver

  • R. Munro
    R. Munro

    You really cared about my transaction. Your education in purchasing a strata was invaluable. Thank you of getting me ‘home’.

    –  Burnaby

  • A. MacDonald
    A. MacDonald

    Helen is organized with all the facts. Just what I needed.

    –  North Vancouver

  • P. and N. Shanahan
    P. and N. Shanahan

    My wife and I recently bought a home with Daryl Hoffman of REMAX Crest Realty. We both work long hours, and Daryl was available any time and on short notice. His research was thorough, invaluable & timely. Daryl’s understanding of our wish list enabled us to act quickly when our dream home hit the market. He arranged an almost immediate viewing, and we knew it was the one. Throughout our entire home search, Daryl was very helpful every step of the way. He is well connected in the local real estate market and was able to refer us to qualified home inspectors, mortgage brokers and lawyers who guided us through the home-buying process. It’s now been several months and we couldn’t be happier with our purchase. Daryl still calls now & then to make sure things are going well with our new home. As long as we live in the lower mainland, we will never use any other realtor.

    – North Vancouver

  • C. and M. Spencer
    C. and M. Spencer

    As first time home buyers, we had little knowledge about buying property and didn’t know where to start. We met Daryl at an open house about a year ago and knew after meeting him that he would be the perfect realtor to help us in our property search. We definitely made the right choice with Daryl. From arranging property viewings on short notice to guiding us through multiple open houses every weekend, Daryl’s patience, professionalism, and personability have shone. Without Daryl’s dedication and flexibility we may not have been able to secure our dream home. Thank you, Daryl, for guiding us step-by-step through this process and finally finding the “perfect” home for our family

    Daryl Hoffman helped us purchase our first home. His knowledge, professionalism, dedication and tireless work ethic make Daryl an ideal choice if you are planning on purchasing your dream home. 

     

    – North Burnaby

  • Taryn Biggs, Lions Bay
    Taryn Biggs, Lions Bay

    “Helen was a pleasure to work with. She acted for the buyer and seller in a very professional and fair way. She walked us through the buying process (We were first time buyers) and was always available for calls and queries at any time. She rose to the challenge on every crisis making the buyer process less stressful. I would definitely work with Helen again. Helen combined professionalism with efficiency and a sense of fun. I knew Helen would get the job done properly.”

     

     

  • Mona Hubinette
    Mona Hubinette

    “I am truly so impressed by your professionalism – your help and advice on how to stage and sell my home. This is not my first home purchase, however it is the first time I have used your services – you are miles above the competition. Thank you for the attention you provided to the event. Selling my home at the first open house above asking price….good for you! Helen, I will never hesitate to recommend you to anyone. You are the BEST.”

     

     – North Vancouver

  • Judy and Terry Ford
    Judy and Terry Ford

    “Our family has used Helen three times in the last few years. We were very impressed with the amount of research that Helen did and the clear and concise information that she presented to us. We really felt that our interests were her prime concern when it came to choosing the best strategy for selling our home. She sold our home in less than 7 days and over $70,000 over list price! We would not hesitate in recommending Helen to other clients and hope to work with her again in the future.”

     

     – North Vancouver

  • Lynn Asselin, Brackendale
    Lynn Asselin, Brackendale

     

    “I felt confident buying my first home with Helen because she made the process and administration her job and my job was to simply make a choice of which home to buy. Helen’s professionalism has proven to me that I would certainly refer her to anyone looking for a home. I am a happy customer and even after the purchase, Helen has shown her mark for accurate detailed homework when all paperwork for the townhouse came through as clear as she had shown to me. Thanks Helen, I look forward to my next purchase or selling with you!”


  • Marilyn Stecko & Don Gardner
    Marilyn Stecko & Don Gardner

    Helen sold our property within a week! WOW!!!  Thank you Helen for your aggressive marketing program. Helen negotiated the very best deal for us, her clients. All in all it was a Win-Win both for the buyers and the sellers. Helen is a keeper!!!  Helen is very professional, knowledgeable and a fantastic negotiator. We would not hesitate to recommend Helen. She is a brilliant real estate agent.

     

     

  • E and P Pratt
    E and P Pratt

    “Helen I am so thankful we met you.  I know because of how things worked out it was meant to be.  You took a real interest in getting to know us and what our needs were and wanted to find the RIGHT house for our family.  You have good insight into people and the emotional element that go along with purchasing a home.  As first time buyers the process was made less stressful with your help and advice.  Our cat loves her new home!  So thanks Helen, you are welcome to come and visit any time.  Just call ahead so I can hide the boxes!!”

     

     – North Vancouver

  • D. Somerville
    D. Somerville

    “Helen Grant was personable and professional how she outlined the process of selling my home.  Questions and queries were answered in a timely manner throughout the procedure.  We celebrated a quick sale and Helen gave generous congratulations.  She helped an elderly lady to navigate the wasters of a selling maze, who had forgotten how to move on to new beginnings after forty-three years at one location.”

     

     

    –  Burnaby

  • T. and J. Lewinberg
    T. and J. Lewinberg

    “8 1/2 months pregnant, and an unplanned move, we needed to buy a place fast! Daryl listened to our needs and showed us a variety of properties with a full spectrum of options within a matter of days. Always on the other end of the phone for questions and discussion, he lead us with kid gloves through the purchase of our first home. Daryl was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him to my closest friends.”

     – Vancouver East

  • R. and M. Busch
    R. and M. Busch

    We recently listed our home for sale with Daryl and we cannot say enough positive things about the experience.

    Your research, neighborhood price analysis and recommendations made us feel 100% confident that we listed the property at the right time and price. Your recommendations for staging the home for prospective buyers saved us money and aided immensely in the sale. Your sales strategy worked just as planned and throughout the entire process you kept us up to date on everything.

    Daryl, you have certainly exceeded our expectations. We have and will continue to recommend you to our friends and family.

    – North Vancouver

  • Lawrence Bendandi
    Lawrence Bendandi

    “My wife and I were very happy to have Helen Grant help us with the purchase of our home this year. It was the 3rd home we purchased in the last 6 years and Helen provided by far the best service with the greatest degree of professionalism. I would suggest her to anyone seeking help with real-estate!”

     

     

  • Trevor Attwood
    Trevor Attwood

    Helen’s expertise in Real Estate allowed me to capitalize on a remarkably good deal for my apartment. She is a very reliable and an affable businesswoman, which made the whole process rather smooth and pleasureable.

     

    North Vancouver

  • Marilyn Stecko & Don Gardner

    “Helen is a very professional and caring real estate agent that was always available to us. Helen helped us write our winning offer, for our new penthouse, beating out 5 other offers. I would not hesitate recommending Helen to anyone buying or selling a property.”

     

  • Barbara and Bill Tracey

    Helen, you’re the best!  My definition of quality of service is, “to meet or exceed client expectations.”  You provided quality service on all counts.  Every question was answered, every appointment kept, our expectation of financial benefit were exceeded, and more; and you did it all happily and with amazing enthusiasm.

    At every step in the process of buying our new home and selling our old one you kept us fully informed about the process- your attention to ethics, your professionalism, and your very positive attitude kept us comfortable all along the way.  We’re so Happy!  And we have recommended and will continue to recommend you to our friends who are considering a move of their own.”

    North Vancouver 

  • M. Ruck
    M. Ruck

    Kudos to Daryl for helping me get thru my recent North Vancouver real estate transaction! His impressive knowledge of the Lower Lonsdale area, his patience in dealing with me, his willingness to work evenings & weekends to meet my timelines, his willingness to give 120% in tracking down any information requests I had, and his eagerness to make my happiness his primary objective combined to make him simply the very best realtor I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Not to mention his shrewd ability to get me the best for my dollar when I was finally ready to close on a deal.

    I feel that I’ve not only gained a new home over the past 5 months, but also a new friend.

    Many thanks to you Daryl!!

     – North Vancouver

  • Kimberly Easterbrook, Feng Shui Stylist
    Kimberly Easterbrook, Feng Shui Stylist

    “I have been in and out of the real estate industry for over 25 years. In my early 20s I worked for Royal Le Page as a receptionist for 2 years. In my late 20s I worked as an executive receptionist for Park Georgia Real Estate in Vancouver for 4 years. In my early 30s, I worked for Fifth Avenue Marketing, as a Sales Associate in over 25 development sites in Vancouver and also staged all the show suites for 7 years. In my early forties I transferred all this to open my own business in real estate staging. 

    Needless to say, I have worked with over a 100 realtors in my lifetime. Helen Grant stands out way beyond the rest. 

    Helen has hired me on several of her real estate projects, and it has been a great joy to work with her. Just to see her face makes you smile! Beyond anything I have ever seen before in my history around realtors is her professionalism and poise. She is class all the way and she will go beyond the norm to sell your house.  

    There is much that impresses me about Helen, her joy of helping people, her fun personality, but most importantly her marketing skills!  To knock on neighbors doors and introduce her self that she is selling your house, and asks if the neighbors maybe know somebody in their family that is selling the house….this is amazing. Not to mention her mail outs are catchy and entice you out to see her showings! 

    If I was living in another country and wanted to sell my house, I would fly Helen in to sell my house. That is a lot of trust in one realtor but you will know what I mean the minute she steps foot through your door. 

    Hire Helen Grant today, and get your house sold tomorrow!”

     

    – /Interior Wellness Consultant

  • – Charmaine + Park  
    – Charmaine + Park  

    Helen, you are a professional and fun person to work with. You are thoughtful, intelligent and clear in your communication. I was really impressed with the way you communicated with prospective buyers and their Realtors. 

    We also loved your little touches such as the sign in front of our house stating, “I’m beautiful inside. Call now.” Our experience working with you was easy, clear, friendly and professional.

    Your skills as a Realtor would fit any sale – from a little shack to a multi-million dollar home.

    Thank you for your excellent service. We won’t hesitate to recommend you to our friend and contact you for future real estate needs.”


  • David and Natalie
    David and Natalie

    We really appreciate your help with us finding our new home, so we’d like to share our experience with others.

    We recently bought our new home in North Vancouver with Daryl Hoffman. Actually, we met him more than a year ago in an open house. From then on, he kept us informed of the real estate search info and emailed us from time to time for our questions or just a general discussion. I think that’s why we finally chose him to be our realtor, and we are happy with our choice.

    For all the listings we were interested, he provided us with the necessary info and willing to track down other information we requested. He showed great patience in helping us find our new home, respected our choice and gave us lots of advice based on his good knowledge of the area and real estate market. Thanks to his lining up from 5:30 in the morning on the sale date of the new town house complex, we were the first ones to choose, and ended up buying the best location unit for that floor plan.

    For every home buyer, the home hunting process could be really tough, and we are happy to have Daryl to help us go through all these. We’ll definitely recommend him to our friends looking for new homes.

     Thanks a lot Daryl!

    – North Vancouver

  • Eric Nerland and Sorcha Macdonald
    Eric Nerland and Sorcha Macdonald

    Helen was fantastic!  We met her at an open house and by the end of that week we had seen everything that fit our criteria in North Vancouver.  As first time home buyers we had a lot of questions – Helen was able to answer them all and provide us with some great guidance and advice.

    She was friendly, cheerful and professional even coming to our house multiple times to complete paperwork.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Helen to our family and friends and when it’s time to move again we’ll be giving Helen a call.

  • Katie & Chris
    Katie & Chris

    Hi Helen!

    We just wanted to thank you for the time and effort you spent with us over the last year!!

    We are truly so Happy with our condo purchase on Harwood.  It took us a long time to figure out exactly what we wanted, but we are so truly appreciative of your enthusiasm and understanding.

    When we start to look for our house, we will be sure to get in contact.  You have been wonderful!

    Thank you again!

    Happy condo owners ….

  • Jason and Amanda
    Jason and Amanda

    Amanda and I consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have asked Daryl to represent us. As first-time home-buyers we knew that things could get off-track quickly with the wrong person leading us through the process. Daryl guided us through with utmost skill. Of course he had all the information we needed when we needed it. The advice he offered was balanced and realistic – and this helped us stay objective. But one thing that really impressed me was how Daryl examined each property we visited as though it was for himself and his own family. He caught things, both good and bad, that we wouldn’t have known to ask about. He took the time to go through strata minutes on his own and offered his opinion with sound reasoning. Very thorough. It’s clear that he wants us to happy with our purchase. Even after we took possession he’s been helpful with problem-solving some minor move-in issues. It’s been our experience that Daryl works hard on behalf of his clients. He pays attention to detail and he knows how to negotiate. We have no reservations in recommending Daryl to another buyer.

     – North Vancouver

  • Richard and Maureen Piper  
    Richard and Maureen Piper  

    Hi Helen,

    We got in touch with you when we were living in Montreal.  Maureen is quite demanding when dealing with realtors.  We found you to be honest and straight forward.  You were always available to answer our questions …   there many questions.  We felt that money was not your first priority, but service to us as customers came first.  We have the feeling that you treated is as friends and not customers.  I never saw you lose your temper or composure.  Not many people can do that.  If our sons need a realtor someday I would recommend you.

     

  • Madelaine
    Madelaine

    Thanks so much for all your hard work over the past several months. From the minute we decided to list our old condo to the minute we moved into our new one, you modeled everything we had hoped to find in a realtor. We knew we were in great hands. We really appreciated yourprofessionalism, warmth and efforts throughout the entire process – from gathering extensive market data at the outset to your expertise and support during the unexpected last minute negotiations. It was a fun ride and we are thrilled with our new space. You are a jewel in your profession and we will refer you to everyone we know!

     

     

     

  • Jason and Amanda
    Jason and Amanda

    We have had many real estate deals and dealt with many real estate agents in the past. Daryl has rated number 1 . He kept us informed every step of the way and went above and beyond when information was requested by us. Thank you very much Daryl for your diligence.

     – North Vancouver

  • John, Howard and Edgar
    John, Howard and Edgar

    Daryl was a pleasure to interact with. We recommend him highly.

     North Vancouver

  • Curt and Conny Hallwood
    Curt and Conny Hallwood

    Buying and selling a home is never without stress, but with Helen’s guidance we negotiated the process quickie and professionally. She LISTENEDto us and represented us in a way which we feel gave us an edge in both the sale of our home and the purchase of our condo. We would not hesitate to recommend her to our friends and neighbours. 

     

     

     

  • A. Raes
    A. Raes

    I have been meaning to call and thank you for your excellent service for my mom. She is very pleased and I am so glad that we chose you to handle this for her. You did an exceptional job and we appreciate your time, attention, and your focus to get mom exactly what she wanted. In short, good work. I honestly can’t think of anything that I would have liked to be done differently. Superb. Truly.

    So thank you. Enjoy your afternoon knowing you are good at what you do. 

     

    – Thanks
    North Vancouver

  • Bernie and Carol
    Bernie and Carol

    We are pleased to provide a reference for Daryl Hoffman, the RE/MAX agent who facilitated the sale of our former home and purchase of our new home. We are more than satisfied with the excellent service Daryl provided.

    Three words provide good descriptors for Daryl: honesty, reliability and integrity. Throughout the selling and buying process Daryl provided us with detailed, up frontinformation regarding degree of interest on our home and how that might impact final selling price. This helped us make fact-based decisions during negotiations.

    Daryl was always available whenever needed. He met all deadlines and ensured that we met ours. That provided a level of comfort that all completion dates would be met, and they were. He was here on moving day to ensure that the transition would go smoothly and kept in touch after the move to make sure that we settled in comfortably.

    Throughout the selling and buying process, we never felt pressured to make decisions. We always felt that Daryl worked on our behalf. As an example, Daryl turned down a selling bonus to remove any potential conflict of interest. 

    North Vancouver

  • Dan and Lauren
    Dan and Lauren

    Daryl Hoffman worked as our realtor in North Vancouver for approximately two years. We were considering a major change in our living arrangements, so although we had very specific requirements, it was often difficult for us to articulate these to Daryl. One of Daryl’s major strengths is his ability to listen and evaluate several different views, always with a patient and easy-going manner. In addition to his on-going searches, which consistently turned up potential properties, we routinely asked him to look into other sites (usually outside our previously defined search parameters); he always, without hesitation or complaint, thoroughly and promptly followed up on these requests. He was always amenable to arranging showings for us, and was available, punctual and reliable. Although never pushy, Daryl showed a very determined, strategic and confident side when it came down to actual purchasing negotiations; he acted firmly and honestly and got us the best outcome we could have hoped for. Daryl Hoffman did a great job for us.

     

     
    North Vancouver

  • – A. Mellor
    – A. Mellor

    Helen’s knowledge of the North Shore housing market is exceptional. She listens to your needs and filters out the most suitable homes on the market for you to view. She is hard working, attentive and dedicated to ensuring you get the home you desire for the right price.

      

  • M. and R. Lyons

    We were ecstatic with the outstanding service provided by the Daryl and Helen Team. I would recommend their team to all my friends and family. 


     

  • Walter and Leanne
    Walter and Leanne

    We were referred to Daryl through our mortgage broker last fall. What a breath of fresh air! My wife and I were completely new to real estate and were looking to buy our first home in North Vancouver—a little daunting to say the least. Daryl provided us with a wealth of information on the buyer-agent-seller relationships and each of our roles, the housing market in the lower mainland, inspections and engineers reports, and the potential pitfalls of buying a home. Along the way he wanted to make sure we were always making informed decisions. We never once felt pressured or cornered into making a decision. He was extremely patient throughout our growth as home buyers, and when it came time to place an offer on the place we liked, we felt very confident that we had done our homework. We will never hesitate to refer Darryl to any potential home buyer! Thanks Daryl!”
     
    North Vancouver 

  • David and Sharon
    David and Sharon

    We were extremely happy to have Daryl Hoffman as our realtor for our recent sale and purchase.  He is knowledgeable, persistent, patient, skilled at negotiation and has fantastic customer service.  It didn’t matter when we contacted Daryl or what the subject matter was he always responded promptly and with the right answers.   Once we bought our Town Home in a strata he performed significant due diligence and walked us through all of the contractual requirements.  Daryl cares about his job and truely cared about us.