Success Stories & Press Coverage

Press Coverage

Garbutt + Dumas are the go-to Realtors when the local and national press want to know about the housing market in New Westminster, Burnaby, Vancouver and Coquitlam. They’ve been quoted in the press many times, and a number of their sales have been featured in articles.

“Tough Bargaining Shaves Price of Coquitlam Townhouse Unit” – Globe and Mail (Jan 2019)

“New Westminster home sells $127,000 over asking after 100-plus viewings” – Globe and Mail (July 26th, 2018)

“New Westminster condo priced under $600,000 draws five offers”Globe and Mail (July 4th, 2018)

Turnkey New Westminster Home sells quickly” – Globe and Mail (Aug.25, 2017)

New Westminster Craftsman house draws four offers” – Globe and Mail (Jun. 30, 2017)

New Westminster unit sells quickly, over asking” – Globe and Mail (Apr. 28, 2017)

Big profit on flipped town house in Port Coquitlam– Globe and Mail (Mar. 10, 2017)

Two-level New Westminster loft bought in Christmas lull” – Globe and Mail (Feb. 24, 2017)

Port Moody condo sells to first buyer to view it” – Globe and Mail (Dec. 16, 2016)

Spacious New Westminster corner suite sells at record price” – Globe and Mail (Nov. 11, 2016)

Homeowners cashing out of hot housing markets” – Global National (Oct. 26, 2016)

New federal mortgage rules come into effect today” – Global TV (Oct. 17, 2016)

New Westminster condo sells for over asking price” – Globe and Mail (Sept. 9, 2016)

Three-level New Westminster townhouse sells to young couple” – Globe and Mail (July 15, 2016)

Port Coquitlam home draws 19 offers after busy open house” – Globe and Mail (July 8, 2016)

River District townhouse sets sales record thanks to little competition” – Globe and Mail (May 27, 2016)

New Westminster heritage house sets selling record” – Globe and Mail (May 13, 2016)

Burnaby three-bedroom townhouse sells for $100,000 over asking” – Globe and Mail (March 18, 2016)

Three-way bidding war for updated Cape Cod-style home” – Globe and Mail (Jan. 15, 2016)

Burnaby, B.C., townhouse’s location and layout make for quick sale” – Globe and Mail (Oct. 30, 2015)

Rising tide of  Vancouver housing prices lifting values throughout region” – Globe and Mail (Oct. 24, 2015)

Pricey reno, location attracts buyers to Massey Heights house” – Globe and Mail (Aug. 28, 2015)

Five-bedroom Burnaby home sets tear down record” –  Globe and Mail (Aug. 21, 2015)

Family snatches up rare New Westminster Cape Cod house”  – Globe and Mail (June 26, 2015)

Modest Connaught Heights home sells for $92,000 over asking” –   Globe and Mail (June 5, 2015)

New Westminster home sells in bidding war” – Globe and Mail (Oct 14, 2014)

Success Stories

We love success stories! There’s nothing more gratifying as a realtor than to see the happy faces of clients when we’ve informed them their home has been sold and they can move on to their next adventure. Or to hand them the keys to their new home. It’s those smiles that push us forward every day.

Success stories from some of our happy clients

quotes“It was nice for us to finally feel as though we had a Realtor who could guide us through the confusion of purchasing our first home. John and I went home, so happy to have met you…” John & Taneem

“Thanks for all your hard work James. You’ve been very patient with us, and we had a much better experience with you than our previous realtor. Keep doing what you’re doing…” Jen

“Wow! What an amazing Realtor you are. Phenomenal in both selling and purchasing of homes this year for our family. You are laid back and efficient at your job and with your clients. It has been a great experience to have worked with you. I will reccommend you to all our friends and you will be our Realtor for life!” – Nadine & Princeton

More success stories (gosh, you’re making us blush!)

quotes“Thank you so very much for helping us purchase our first home! We truly appreciate your hard work and honesty. Looking forward to finding our next home with you next time” Jinsil & Zubin

“We want to send you a heartfelt thanks for everything you did for us during the whole process of selling our home. It was a stressful time for us but you made the process so much easier. We very much appreciate the extra time you put into easing our concerns.” Brett & Paige

“Thank you so much for your excellent job in selling my Dad’s property in Renaissance Square. The sale was quick, efficient and well communicated to all involved and we were happy with the selling price. Additionally, your thoughtfulness helped immensely to ease any concerns of my Dad, myself and my brother. Your additional help in identifying service and tradespeople to help with the process was also greatly appreciated. I would have no hesitation in referring you to friends and family.” – Claudia

“We always felt we were in great hands and that you always maintained all of our interests as a top priority. It was a pleasure to see your professionalism and thoughtfulness combined. It was really appreciated.”Stephen Loyd

“We absolutely love our place!. Often, we can’t believe we live here… We recommend you every time a friend is looking for a Realtor and will continue to do so. We really appreciated everything you did for us and for making the whole affair rather painless.”Shawna & Scott

Testimonial about the positive experience buying their home from James Garbutt

Scott and Amy love their new place in Lynn Valley

Testimonials about the positive service received by home buyers from realtor James Garbutt

Derek and Christie are ecstatic about their new place

Testimonials about positive experience while buying their new home from New Westminster realtor James Garbutt

Doug and Jann love their new place in East Vancouver

Even more lovely success stories (keep ’em coming)

quotes“We were extremely impressed with the service and care Denny provided. He had an offer within the first week, which unfortunately fell through due to financing. However, he was on the phone that night calling back other buyers who showed interest in previous viewings. He found another buyer within a week. Not only did he sell our condo quickly, he sold it over asking.
On the buy side, he was very helpful. This market is crazy – and all of his estimates as to what properties would sell for were extremely accurate. The service they provided was night and day better compared to realtors we had used in the past. I couldn’t recommend this team more highly, they know what they are doing and what has to be done in order to sell and buy.” – Marci

“Denny has been our guide through the crazy Lower Mainland real estate market. He helped us land our ideal property through a combination of charm, enthusiasm, negotiation skills, and magic.
Thanks, Denny, for communicating with us at our level, for recognising when to make moves, and for being always responsive. Our family owes a great deal to your deal-making skills.” – Dean

James and Joan with the new keys to her new Condo!

James and Joan with the new keys to her new Condo!

First time buyer Shilpi in her new place at Victoria Hill

First time buyer Shilpi in her new place at Victoria Hill

A very excited Daniel and Stefanie with the keys to their new Condo.

A very excited Daniel and Stefanie with the keys to their new Condo.

A few more success stories (we love you too!)

“…you’ve been so informative and made us all feel as if you really wanted to help us acheive our goal. Thanks again, you’re very good at what you do. Keep in touch…” – Sherin

“… thank you for talking with me on all the questions I raised. We appreciate your professional, dedicated as well as personable service…” – Francis

“We would like to let you know how much we appreciated the great job you did for us in selling our condo. You’re a very nice guy. Hope to do business with you in the future…” – Evelyn & Roger

Alli with the keys to her new Condo!

Alli with the keys to her new Condo!

Dary & Heather celebrating in front of their new home!

Dary & Heather celebrating in front of their new home!

Testimonials from happy clients of realtor James Garbutt

Sarah and Joe with the keys to their new Condo!

Another of our success stories

Katerina gets the keys to her new condo!

Ken and Jane are another of our success stories!

Visiting Ken and Jane at their new condo!

Vaughn and Allie, another of our success stories!

Vaughn and Allie in front of their new home!