"Niva was incredibly accomodating with us. We don't fit the mold of traditional homeowners and Niva helped us find our perfect first home amidst the chaotic and overwhelming Vancouver real estate market. During the process, the most valuable quality of working with Niva was her honesty and expertise. Even when the process of house hunting seemed too much to handle, Niva always had our best interests in mind and was willing to answer our questions and quell any fears we might have had. In the end we found a home that perfectly represents our best interests and it's somewhere we know we'll be happy for years to come."
T. Ellestad & J. Van Somer
"As a first time home buyer, entering into the competitive Richmond home market is quite a daunting task. My now husband and I had interviewed a few other realtors before finally choosing Niva to represent us. Her positive personality and feisty go-getter attitude was apparent from the first meeting and it was clear that Niva wanted to help us find our perfect first home. As our search began, Niva was always patient with us even when we flipped-flopped back in forth on what we wanted. She quickly knew what our preferred style was after we saw only a few houses, but always encouraged us to explore to help us ease our minds. My husband and I are quite picky and after looking at around 20 places, we were starting to get discouraged in finding a place that would fit both our style and budget. But Niva was persistent and resourceful and miraculously found a beautiful place just as it hit the market. After working her magic, we bought the place within 3 days of it going to market and below the asking price. Niva is a great realtor and I absolutely would recommend her to anyone who is selling or buying!"
L. Chang & M. Yablonsky
We are so happy that we found Niva Chan as our realtor. Friends of ours had such success with Niva in the selling of their homes over the years that we knew Niva was the right person for us. We are so happy with that decision as Niva worked tirelessly and brought such a positive energy right from the beginning to the completion of the fast sale of our home. She is a clear and confident communicator with vast experience in negotiating that was a true pleasure to witness! I would highly recommend Niva to anyone selling their home. She took care of everything demonstrating an in-depth knowlege of the business of real estate and a professional manner throughout our time with her. Thank you Niva for helping us to accomplish our goal! We are so grateful!
D & H Williams
Niva's professional expertise combined with her tireless work ethic made both my home purchasing and selling experiences an effortless and enjoyable experience. I couldn't have chosen a better real estate agent to have supported me and worked with through this process. Right from the very beginning till the end, Niva was always available to answer all my questions, guide me through the 'process', while also offering thoughtful suggestions and critical advice along the way. She took the time to get to know me and listen to what I wanted to ensure I would be happy with my next home. She also worked equally hard at negotiating both a great purchasing and selling price on my behalf. I always felt like I was Niva's top priority and would happily have her represent my interests on any future real estate transactions. I can't recommend and thank Niva enough for all she has done for me.
"We have bought and sold many homes in our time and we have never met anyone quite like Niva Chan. We were incredibly lucky to have found Niva to represent us in buying and selling of our home this time around and for future real estate transactions we’re sure. The entire process with Niva was seamless. In buying, she knew exactly what we were looking for… in selling, she was extremely knowledgeable of the market and kept us in the loop the entire time. She’s professional, knowledgeable, personable, funny, detail-oriented, intuitive, caring… we can go on and on. Needless to say, we would recommend Niva in a heartbeat… and we have. We are very fortunate to have met Niva and you will be too."
R.P. and N.L.
"As first-time home Sellers, my Sisters and I were looking for someone who could patiently lead us through the selling process, while keeping our best interest in mind. We had inherited the family condo from our mom so there were a lot of mixed feelings: sadness to part with decades of memories tied to the home, but optimism for all of us to move into new phases in life.
From our first meeting, it was clear that Niva cared for our story as a family, and had the experience and expertise to smoothly lead us through the sale. She gave us creative ideas for staging the home that would still add a lot of value to a potential buyer, and kept us in the loop at every stage with open houses and comparable listings and sales. She was very patient and thorough in walking me through the paperwork of each offer to make sure I was making empowered decisions at every step.
Along the way, she brings a kind of humour and warmth that made us all feel like we were working with family. When we sold the condo, we all felt confident that we were getting the best price possible because we had someone truly working on our behalf.
Thank you Niva for all you do!"
"Niva would have made a great lawyer - She's diligent, a sharp advocate and skilled negotiator who leaves nothing on the table. In other words, she's the kind of representative you want on your side and don't want to face on the other side of a deal. She tells it like it is and even though it's not always fun to hear it, heeding her advice gets you the results you want."