Colin is truly amazing. He is a true professional, knowledgable and listens to what his clients are looking for and searches tirelessly to help them find the right home not just any home. He is very responsive and his schedule is very accomodating. He has been so helpful in pointing out things to consider when looking at each property. We are still searching but are vey happy to have Colin's leadership and expertise. Despite a very difficult market and 10 dreary days of non stop rain in Victoria during our house hunting trip Colin kept our spirits high, was never discouraged and was so much fun to accompany us on this journey of finding a house across the country from where we currently live. he has gone above and beyond and is helping us search while we are no longer in the area. He has our utmost trust and respect and we couldn't have asked for a better person and realtor to be on our team. We would highly recommnd Colin they don't get any better than him.
- Geri Syroteuk and Daniel Mazerolle
We would recommend Colin withourt hesitation. In fact, we have. Colin made our stressful selling situation painless. He had our backs all the way; he advocated for us and was realistic. He was always able to answer questions promptly. He has a great sense of humor that was really appreciated and he was great with our dog. We have referred him to others who have also been very satisfied with his work. We would seek Colin's advice again in future if need be.
- Shelley and Kelly
Colin helped us relocate to Victoria 12 years ago, and was incredibly professional and supportive during the complex and very stressful process. Because of our satisfaction with his services, we recently engaged him in the process of selling our home and purchasing a new property. In this very challenging and unpredictable market, Colin provided personalized guidance and consultation, and took the time for exemplary due diligence despite the rapidity of market demands. He always made us feel like we were his only clients, and his availibility was remarkable. In the end, we were very happy with both the sale results, and our new purchase. Colin listens attentively, is responsive to changing needs, and is empathetic and supportive. He understands that buying and selling is a stressful and emotional process, and is as ready to provide support, as he is to be firm and to go to bat for his clients. His market knowledge and expertise is admirable, and his work ethic is exemplary. It is without hesitation that we provide an A+ recommendation. Choosing a different realtor would truly be a missed opportunity.
- Irene Ives and Murk Toorenburgh
I chose Collin as my realtor after having consulted him as a Rental Agent. It was about a year after he put me into an apartment that I contacted him with the intent to buy. I was impressed that he remembered me and my likes and dislikes from our previous working relationship. Extremely patient, he worked with me for close to six months to find the right place for me. I never felt pressured to buy and I always felt I could trust his judgement and advice. He even advised me against some of my more fanciful whims and often gave me much-needed reality checks, which was very important for a first-time home buyer like myself. Not one to hold back information, he taught me alot about the market and empowered me to make the right choice for my first home. He is a very dynamic, personable, and professional realtor and I had a blast looking at places with him. He makes buying a home fun! Many Thanks!!
- A. Hall
Real estate shopping can be very stressful, however having Colin Gareau as our agent helped make the process a lot more enjoyable. He was always professional, cheerful, informed, and willing to go to great lengths to do the legwork and research whenever necessary. He was the voice of reason when emotions ran high. We felt at all times that Colin was working for our best interests and not his own.
We enthusiastically recommend Colin to our family and friends and to anyone looking for an agent they can really trust.
- Judith Rosewilde & Ian Rogers
Throughout the past twenty years we have bought and sold several homes and we have worked with a variety of realtors, but never have we experienced the professionalism and service that our realtor Colin Gareau provided.
We found ourselves in the stressful position of having to sell two homes and buy one that would accommodate our elderly parent. Colin managed to guide us through the market and sell both homes within 6 weeks. Throughout this difficult time, Colin was the consummate professional. He was extremely sensitive and responsive to our needs as clients.
Colin did an exceptional job at promoting our properties. We are certain that his thoughtful suggestions to help stage our house along with his excellent marketing strategies were the key to the quick sale of both of our homes.
During our negotiations Colin displayed integrity and honesty. His meticulous attention to detail with the legal documents made us feel very confident with the process.
Colin Gareau went above and beyond the standard services of a realtor. You could not ask for a better agent and we would highly recommend him to anyone who is thinking of buying or selling a property.
- David and Rhona Crossley
How to sum up such an energetic, determined realtor as Colin? His approach from the beginning was professional, dynamic and committed. He was there to facilitate us finding the house that was right for us, the house of our dreams. After a short period of looking, we found our house. My husband and I had talked about what we wanted; a yard, garden, a 20-minute bike ride to town, and a beautiful space to call our own. That’s exactly what we found with Colin.
Colin made the whole experience fun and educational. Colin has a great sense of humor, in addition to being informed on the ins and outs of houses.
Thank you Colin for your commitment to our vision and excellent service.
- Katy Bigsby
In the words of the Simpsons comic book guy, Colin is the “best realtor EVER!!
- Jake Jones