As first-time homebuyers, my partner and I needed help figuring out where or how to start looking for our new home. Eric was there for us every step of the way, guiding us through the entire process with expertise and care.
One of Eric's most impressive qualities was his extensive knowledge of the area, the market trends, and the real estate industry. Whenever we had questions or concerns, he was able to provide us with detailed and insightful answers. It was evident that Eric had taken the time to thoroughly educate himself, ensuring he was equipped to assist his clients effectively.
His exceptional ability to communicate complex concepts understandably set Eric apart. There were numerous instances where he patiently explained various materials and processes to us, ensuring we were fully informed and comfortable with our decisions. This skill was especially evident when he took the time to share his knowledge with other agents we encountered along the way.
Eric's dedication to our needs was unwavering throughout the entire journey. He was always available to address any concerns, provide updates, or offer advice whenever we needed it. He genuinely cared about our satisfaction and worked tirelessly to ensure our home-buying experience was smooth and enjoyable.
Thanks to Eric's guidance, we found the perfect home and successfully navigated the complexities of the real estate process. His professionalism, knowledge, and genuine passion for his work were evident in every interaction with him. We are immensely grateful for his expertise and highly recommend Eric to anyone searching for a top-notch real estate agent.
Patrick Rizzotti & Sarah Bellino - Residential Clients at UBC
We often find testimonials cliché and not always representative but felt one necessary with Eric as we value him, his insight and consider him an extension of our family.
We’ve known and worked with Eric Coulombe for several years and in that time he has assisted our family with not only real-estate transactions but advice, support, follow up and clear understanding of our needs and wants. We have worked with numerous realtors over the years but I can honestly say, Eric is the only one we’ll use in the future. His wealth of knowledge, his incredible network of support, and his attention to detail is unparalleled. What separates Eric is his passion to do everything he can, both pre and post, to ensure his clients and their families are fully supported and their happiness is looked after. Buying a property is an intimate and often very personal experience. Eric is someone we trust, who leads with integrity and honesty, who cares for your family and their well-being. Eric is an incredible listener ensuring all details are understood and someone who will do everything he can to ensure you have everything you need for your journey. His insight and understanding of market conditions, trends and forecasts is thorough and detailed. But it’s also the intangibles such as quality of life, impact to family and personal well-being that Eric stresses and focuses on to ensure we are prepared. All of these attributes set him apart from the rest. Eric is positively unique. A great human being with a gigantic heart and undying willingness to help you and your family achieve happiness with whatever that looks like. We not only have found a Realtor for life, but life long friend as well. Eric, thank you for all you do for our family and making this process exceptionally easy. You are simply the best and we’re so fortunate for you and your continued support!
Chris H. and Erika D. - Repeat Residential Clients
I found Eric through a recommendation from a friend and he didn’t disappoint in finding me the perfect investment property.
Despite buying a unit some distance away that I would never actually visit, Eric provided me all the information I needed to make an informed investment decision. He produced multiple investment prospectuses with clear data on ROI, background research on broader regional economic drivers, plus he even flew to Kitimat to get ‘boots on the ground’ and send me videos of my property and surrounding areas. This meant I clearly understood the risks and benefits despite being new to investing in BC housing stock. Since my initial purchase Eric has kept me informed on market drivers and emerging opportunities. In fact he’s helped me buy another unit in Kitimat and I’m in the process of buying in FSJ too. Eric’s energy is infectious and he makes the whole buying process enjoyable. I have recommended him to my friends and I strongly recommend him to you too.
A. Hodges - Repeat Investor Client
Eric has shown me that owning a home in Vancouver doesn't have to be an impossible dream.
My wife and I are in our 30s, have two kids and rent our home. We have good jobs but aren't close to being able to afford a place in Vancouver, where we live. We don't have family money to help with a massive down payment so we need another strategy if we want to (ever) own something in the city. This is why we love working with Eric. Eric has helped us build equity even while we rent. Here's how. He helped us buy a small investment property outside Metro Vancouver and rent it out. Our tenants cover the mortgage and property tax, with a little left over, allowing us to build equity even though we're renters ourselves. We recently purchased a second property, also with Eric, so we can build equity faster. It's a long game, but after watching from the sidelines for 10 years as real estate prices climb it's great to have a shot at eventually owning the place where we live. Owning a home in Vancouver is possible with a good investment strategy and the right advice. It's sad that a two-income household isn't enough on its own, but it is what it is and we can choose to either do something about it or not. Eric has helped us do something. I recommend giving him a call to chat about a strategy for building equity even if you're a renter. Maybe it helps you get into the Vancouver market, maybe it just helps offset the cost of renting and plan for retirement, but either way it's 100% worth a conversation.
Nathan and Natalie Vadeboncoeur - Repeat Investor Clients
Eric is an outstanding realtor.
He is one of only a few who takes the time to ensure he is providing true advisory service to his clients. He does this by taking the time to build them a well-rounded real estate plan for the long term, not just the present transaction. He arms himself by continuing to learn about changes to the financing side of real estate which enables him to provide unique leveraging opportunities for his clients to build additional real estate wealth beyond what they knew was available. For anyone looking to build wealth I strongly recommend taking the time to meet Eric so you too can learn why he’s one of the best!
Katy Makenzie, Mortgage Broker
Eric is everything you could ask for in a realtor!
He’s experienced, hardworking, detail-oriented, driven, motivated, and fun! Eric is super easy to be around, and was true to his word in being available and open to any questions, big or small, whenever any questions came up for me. I definitely felt well-informed and in the driver’s seat. And in general, you can tell he loves what he does, he respects you greatly as his client, and wants the best for you in your housing journey. An all round good person! Wishing Eric and his team continued success. Highly recommended!
Phillipp S., Residential Client
Over ten years ago when we decided to begin investing in real estate as a key cornerstone of building wealth, we struggled to find a realtor (we fired five in short order) that really "got us!"Truth is, we really didn't know what we were looking for; pre-sale, new, resale, location, 1 bdrm, 2 bdrm, etc. Despite our inexperience and uncertainty, Eric was endlessly patient, helpful and never once made us feel our questions or lack of clarity were an inconvenience. Moreover, he began to help us really see that the time we were investing together (mostly finding out what we didn't want) would pay off in the end.And pay it has! We've acquired four properties to-date with Eric's guidance and support. Our portfolio has roughly doubled in value while spinning off a healthy monthly "dividend" in the for of rents. Especially in today's volatile markets, having a growing asset with predictable cashflow has provided us with huge peace-of-mind!Eric's not only been a pure joy to work with, but has proven himself to be a true professional; trustworthy, knowledgable, savvy tactician & negotiator, wise counsellor, therapist, etc. We're deeply appreciative for the profound impact he's had on our financial well-being and we've grown to really love Eric for the good and decent man he is!We've enthusiastically recommended Eric to our families and closest friends and each time they too have been thrilled with his level of skill and professionalism. When we share Eric with the most important people in our lives, it always feels like we're giving them a gift! It make us feel great!For his singular combination of professionalism and decency I highly recommend Eric Coulombe!
B. Nykyforiak, Repeat Investor Client
Working with Eric and his team was a wonderful experience from start to finish.
Throughout the process of selling our home Eric was extremely easy to work with and consistently provided excellent advice and guidance. We honestly can’t say enough good things about Eric and his team, who took such good care of our home, and really focused on getting the whole process right, not just the end result. Eric’s marketing plan for our rather unique property worked perfectly and all of the advertising and marketing materials were beautifully put together. The end result of all of Eric’s hard work was a quick sale for above asking, exceeding all expectations. Eric’s rugged good looks and charming demeanour are just icing on the cake
J.J. and Julia, Residential and Repeat Investor Clients
Eric Coulombe has been our trusted realtor for over a decade.
In fact he has become part of our family and a dear friend. He has completed 4 significant residential and investment property sales/purchases including excellent inter-city references for other transactions. Eric is very detail oriented and thoughtful regarding the whole process, asking appropriate questions about our needs and not just “going along” with our whims. I think we were probably his most challenging clients as our needs kept changing and he kept shifting to meet those needs without ever complaining, ignoring or firing us! We finally arrived in our dream home thanks to Eric’s skilful assessment in an aggressive bidding war that made our dream come true. To say we highly recommend using Eric Coulombe as your one-stop-lifetime realtor would not be saying enough.
Byron S. and Monika M., Repeat Residential Clients
I was searching for a property with my wife Laurissa and we found Eric early in our search at an open house.
The open house did not match what we were looking for but Eric showed the property well, had an open and engaging disposition and was very knowledgeable about properties in the Vancouver area. We decided to hire Eric as our agent after meeting with him and discussing our criteria (and Laurissa's great intuition that he would be a good fit for us). Eric was extremely helpful and immediately began narrowing down the properties that fit our criteria in the area we desired. He quickly created a list of properties worth viewing as well as directed us to open houses worth visiting. We were especially impressed that Eric was able to arrange for a viewing for a place we were very interested in, prior to an open house that coming weekend (Spoiler alert, we are now the happy owners of this cool pad in Mount Pleasant!). We found Eric to be skillful at thinking outside the box to create an offer that would benefit all parties. It was important to us that the deal felt fair for both sides and we felt that Eric represented us well in that way. Eric also has many contacts and resources that were beneficial throughout the buying process. We highly recommend Eric as a real estate agent and we look forward to working with him again.
Brad and Laurissa, Investor Clients
I cannot recommend Eric highly enough to anyone seeking an energetic, diligent, authentic, and savvy real estate professional.
Because I was located abroad when selling my home in Vancouver, I needed an experienced and trustworthy partner on-the-ground who could manage the end-to-end sales process for me. From pre-sale preparations, to pricing strategy, to marketing planning, to strata relations, to launch/showing/offer negotiations, and finally though to closing, Eric excelled at each stage and went above and beyond to ensure my property was positioned and presented in the best possible way - even when this project became unusually complicated and challenging at times. He was consistently positive and thorough throughout the process and always took the time to ensure I had the context I needed for areas which were new to me. Bottom line - Eric got an excellent result for me and did so with great integrity and an impressive work ethic. Hiring Eric was hands-down the best decision I made.
Cathy Thompson, Residential Client
We have used Eric for the purchase and sale of our homes over the past several years.
On both occasions we have been extremely impressed by the level of professionalism, service and pride that has been represented. We were fortunate enough that on both occasions we were able to purchase and sell our home quickly, which is a true testament of the level of industry knowledge and service that was provided. Eric is a true professional and made the process of both purchasing and selling our home not only easy and painless, but enjoyable. We highly recommend Eric for any of your real estate agent needs.
D.W. - Residential Client
Eric helped me buy a condo on Commercial Drive way back in 2004.
In 2015 he helped me sell it. Eric’s professionalism and compassion was highlighted for me by the way he helped me negotiate with my existing tenants, who thought they might want to buy the place. When that didn’t work out, he went above and beyond to work with their needs (physical limitations that made changing the apartment while they still lived there very stressful for them) while we did the necessary remodelling. I wanted the best price for my apartment, but I also wanted to take care of my tenants, who had become friends. Eric’s approach was thoughtful, kind and professional. So much so that my tenants/friends joked about claiming him as family. Once I finally took the place to market, we had pre-emptive offers before it was even formally listed (Eric had done a lot of pre-marketing through his network). After one weekend of showings, we had multiple competing offers. Eric guided me through making the best decision and going back and forth a few rounds between prospective buyers. In the end we sold for well over asking, so much so that the buyer had some trouble getting the appraisal approved (Eric worked that problem too, with a positive outcome).
I also had some complicated steps to go through because I had moved to the US (bringing in all sorts of fun non-resident tax issues) and here he really stepped up to get me the right advice, chase down people when things looked like they might go suddenly south and finally getting everything resolved with a minimum of fuss. But! It’s not just that Eric gets results, he is also unfailingly clear, honest and direct and clearly cares most about his clients being happy with their outcomes rather than his potential commission. He brings a strong sense of integrity to all of his interactions and impressed me with his knowledge at every turn. Working in the high stakes, fast moving real estate market in Vancouver could have been terrifying and stressful, with Eric it was a genuine pleasure.
Laurie M., Residential Client