When choosing a real estate professional, get to know their history!
From a few who know me...
"Darius’s service is nothing short of a concierge of real estate"
Darius’s professionalism, negotiation skills, and his dedication to his clients truly impressed us. We originally met Darius in 2008, when we moved to Vancouver from Paris. Darius guided us through the process of buying our first home in Vancouver. He transformed what could have been an intimidating process (in a brand new country) into a smooth, efficient, and fun adventure. Darius’s tough negotiation skills saved us over $30k off the original purchase price of a condo that was the perfect fit for us.
Seven years later, due to a job offer in Toronto, we decided to sell our place. Our move was sudden, leaving us only 2 weeks to pack up our lives and prepare our home for the sale. We already knew Darius would be our first call, but could not have been prepared for how thorough his service was!
First, Darius provided concrete suggestions for how to present our home to the market: he rearranged our furniture, advised us how best to declutter, and hired an excellent professional photographer. He clearly knows what buyers are looking for: we had multiple offers at a higher price than we expected within 24 hours of listing our home! Multiple offers ensured that we could pick the offer that best suited our needs, including top dollar and a fast close. Lastly, he offered to take care of our last-minute move-out details, and literally walked us out of the building with our packed suitcases. Just as soon as our place was sold, Darius connected us with a great Realtor in Toronto, who had showings set up for us before we even arrived. All of this in only two weeks from our first call to him!
Darius’s service is nothing short of a concierge of real estate. When we make it back to Vancouver, we know he will, again, be our first call.
P. Louis - November, 2015
"I would recommend anyone to Darius and would at the very least get his opinion on any real estate transaction"
We purchased our house in Trout Lake area with the outstanding services of Darius. He is very knowledgeable in his field as there were some major hurdles to overcome to make our purchase possible. He had our best interest in mind at all times and I believe he is one of the best negotiators in the business. I actually met Darius when I worked in the real estate business and had an inside look on his work ethic and knowledge of the real estate market. So as an ex-realtor using Darius as a Realtor must show that he is definitely above par in the Realtor pool.
Andy B, East Van
"Darius was not only helpful but indispensable"
Thank you Darius! You Rock!
I recently had the pleasure of having Darius list a family home in Vancouver. The house was an estate sale and Darius was a master at handling various distraught members of the family. He was quick to respond to all calls and met with family members whenever needed.
His input on the clean up of the property was invaluable. Darius understood the area and helped us come to a listing price that we were all happy with.
We wanted to sell quickly and he organized an open house three days after the house was listed. I know Darius canvassed the neighborhood to make sure there was a good show of people. This large crowd kept the excitement level high at the open house and the property sold that weekend above list price.
I wouldn't hesitate to have Darius as my agent in the future, whether I was a buyer or a seller.
He is excellent!
F. Phillips, East Van
I met Darius while touring a home with my wife on Vancouver's West Side. Within half an hour of our first introduction I had made the decision to hire him to sell my home.
In my business I have employed more than a hundred Realtors at various points in time and have encountered many others. The skills of these individuals varies significantly - arguably more than almost any other profession - and it is difficult to find one who truly understands what it takes to build long-term relationships with clients.
From the time I met him, Darius exhibited professionalism and didn't try to overwhelm me with information. He took the time to listen to my wife's and my needs and thoughtfully answered our questions.
As our listing agent Darius was exceptionally thorough. He ensured we were made well aware when a tour was coming through and always showed up early to clean up any last minute oversights on our part. Most importantly, he was extremely persistent which resulted in our home selling for asking price in a difficult market.
I can say with confidence that Darius is in the top 10% of Realtors I have met.
Stefan Moores, President, MDC Moores Development Corp.
Recognized as Business in Vancouver's Top (BIV Forty under 40)
" Working with Darius was an absolute pleasure. Because of the complexities associated with buying a house for the first time and the current "sellers market" that exists in Vancouver, I started the process with a lot of trepidation and a bit of procrastination. It was with joy that I was able to find a Real Estate Advisor that I felt played no games, but with a straight forwardness and clear communication guided me down the path towards homeownership. I tended to be very picky on finding the perfect house, and Darius was very patient and informative in showing me various homes around town. He patiently kept with me over the time that it took to find my dream home. Once I finally found the house that fit my many criteria, I discovered that although it was on the market for several days, there could be other bids placed. With Darius’ support and knowledge of the current realty market, financial market, and his knowledge of the other parties involved I was able to come out with the winning bid and we glided through the rest of the buying process. I’m moving into my new home soon, and will be overjoyed to be living there. It’s perfect and I am very thankful that I was able to find a Realtor that not only could I trust, but seemed to enjoy the process of helping me. Thank you"
Kurt Comer, Manager @ 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, Vancouver
"Thank you for helping us find the perfect place! Your professional, helpful and friendly attitude made purchasing our first home a snap.
As opposed to other real estate agents we toured homes with, you didn't pressure us and give us false stories about how hot the property was and we needed to purchase it immediately! You helped us find exactly what we needed.
Another aspect that makes you a great realtor is that you kept in touch and looked out for our well being, even after the sale.
Sheila Barbagianis, Sales @ 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, Vancouver
"Sebastien and I would like to take the time to thank you for supporting us in our research of our apartment in Vancouver.
These days, such level of professionalism and dedication is so rare that we have been caught off guard when we have been exposed to the whole positive experience with you.
As new comers in Vancouver (from Paris), you have taken on your personal time to showing us around the city and providing us with your valuable suggestions and advices on each area.
You can definitely count on us to recommend you to as many people as possible.
Again, thank you so much for everything."
Patrick Louis, VP, Sales Centre 1-800-GOT-JUNK? & Sebastien, Vancouver
“If you want a competent, knowledgeable, patient professional who won't stop working for you”
Darius helped find us our very first home, and went out of his way to ensure that he found us our home, not just a house. Darius spent hours explaining the market, explaining the home-buying process, the costs involved, the pros & cons of every choice and stayed with us right to the very end of the purchase. Darius did everything but help us move, which 1'm sure he would have done if asked.
I highly recommend Darius if you want a competent, knowledgeable, patient professional who won't stop working for you until he is certain that you will be happy with your purchase.
If you have any question about Darius, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Tim Verspagen - East Van
I consider the satisfaction of my clients to be my greatest achievement, and take pride in my high volume of repeat business and referrals.