We had the pleasure of working with Eric on selling our property as well as purchasing a new home. It was our first experience with him and definitely will not be our last. During the entire process can be stressful but he has reassured us every step of the way. Eric’s communication was great and super quick on responses which is a must when it comes to making one of the biggest purchase of your life! He kept us up to date with the sale process and he was detailed on every aspect of the sale. His attention to detail and calm demeanor is definitely an asset that many realtors do not possess. He was extremely thorough on explaining the features of each home we have looked at and at no point were we ever felt pressured or rushed. You can tell he loves what he does and he takes really good care of his clients. We will be 100% referring him to our friends and family. Thanks so much Eric!
– McNally-Dawes Family
Kris is a consummate professional and such a delight to work with. His passion for helping others is evident, and he puts a premium on relationship-building. We were contemplating a move from Vancouver, and corresponded with Kris for several months before meeting in person. His expertise and knowledge of the island and housing market are impressive; he answered questions promptly and thoroughly with consistent follow up. There was no sales pressure at any point, and we appreciate how genuine Kris is, and how often he goes the extra mile! Kris’ professionalism, client-centered focus and affable nature are among his many fine traits. In a volatile market, he matched us with our dream home at a fantastic price within a few weeks of our first island visit. Highly recommended!
– May & Fraser
Having sold a condo and purchased a house this summer through Eric Smith, my partner and I got to spend lots of time in meetings, emailing and on the phone with Eric. The model of professionalism, Eric came through for us again and again. Between calling the city to track down specific bilaws, always giving us his full attention no matter how busy he was, and answering my countless emails until late in the evening, Eric was consistently courteous, patient and an absolute pleasure to work with. I can honestly say that the realty portion of our sale and purchase was the least stressful part of our summer, and I would whole-heartedly recommend Eric to anyone even beginning to think about real estate.
I’d say that we’ll go back to Eric when the time comes to sell, except that he helped get us into our dream house so I don’t see us getting back into the market anytime soon! Eric – thanks again for everything!
– Mira and Ty Bergener
I met Kris at a time when I was simply contemplating selling our family home. I popped into an open house just for fun and Kris and I hit it off immediately. He was very personable and honest. He gave me his card and told me we could take all the time we needed and offered to start showing us homes at our leisure. We spent the next few months looking at many properties from Sooke to Sidney, Shawnigan Lake and as far as Cobble Hill. He was very skilled at lining up these showings and very efficient with the coordination required to make them happen. He never pressured us to list our house, but continuously updated us with current market conditions. When we finally decided to list, it was our absolute pleasure to obtain Kris’s services as our realtor. His advice as to what to do and what not to do to list our home was sound and in hindsight absolutely correct in every way. After three months of preparation we finally listed, right at the perfect time. His knowledge of current market conditions set us up for a quick sale, while maximizing our return. All the while still showing many homes. I must say, he never once hesitated to do showing with us. Evenings, weekends, he was always there willing and able. We found our perfect house, and Kris was able to negotiate an offer that included a subject to sale of our home. In this market, subjects such as this are rare. The pressure was now on to sell our house. We listed for far more than what I thought our house was worth. I questioned his analysis on many occasions, but his assurance and obvious confidence in his knowledge put me at ease with the list price. The house sold in 5 days for just slightly over asking. He nailed the value bang on! I was shocked at his accuracy. His attention to detail and skillful negotiations wrapped up both deals quickly and seamlessly. We are now settled in our new home! It has everything on our wish list and couldn’t be happier. I can’t say enough about Kris’s personability, professionalism, and knowledge. I would put my trust in Kris again, and will do so when the time comes. I highly recommend him for your real estate needs. KRIS IS THE GUY YOU WANT IN YOUR CORNER!!
– Lloyd Vollrath
Earlier this year we decided we would like to find a permanent home on Vancouver Island. Knowing the market was going crazy and inventory was low we really didn’t expect to find anything we were just going to get our feet wet. Eric made it too easy! He is knowledgeable, approachable, personable, endlessly patient, and incredibly generous with his time. He answered every question and explained every form and every part of the process clearly and thoroughly. Buying a home in this market is challenging, but working with Eric made it as painless and straightforward as possible. We were able to buy a beautiful condo in our price range and even in the neighborhood we loved the best! We definitely could not have done this without Eric and he really took care of us well during the negotiation, closing, and even after closing. We hope that we will be in this home for many years to come, but when it is time to move again, we will definitely call Eric! We are grateful to have found a realtor that displays such passion for his work and dedication toward his clients, and we would recommend him to anyone!
– Fred & Sue Luciuk
Kris not only sold my condo in ONE WEEK (from the time I even decided to sell!!) at beyond my asking price! His consultation with me leading up to the sale was golden. I couldn’t believe how fast it all came together. I needed to sell my condo quickly so I was worried… but man… it just goes to show having a good real estate agent makes all the difference.
– Christina Craft
My partner and I had the pleasure of working with Eric to find our first home in Brentwood Bay. He was patient, helpful, and went the extra mile for us. Eric did not pressure us to jump into the first house we saw, instead he looked out for our interests and insured that we found the right house. Throughout the purchase process, he was detail oriented, helpful, and made sure that we met the necessary criteria to qualify for the home.
We could not be happier with the house that we purchased and would strongly recommend Eric Smith to anyone looking for their home.
– Councillor, District of Central Saanich
Listing our house in North Saanich with Kris was a wonderful experience. He prepared a detailed market analysis report for our first meeting, which was very professional and informative. He is honest, efficient, organized, and knowledgeable at this area. Even though we live in Vancouver, he always kept good communication with us, let us track down the process to completion. He arranged as many showing opportunities as possible, so that we finally succeeded the selling within expecting period. Thank you Kris for all your help! We will definitely recommend you to all our friends. Good Luck!
– Emma He
Eric is an outstanding Realtor. In life, you occasionally come across people that have found their true calling, and Eric’s is Real Estate. He is knowledgeable, reliable, dedicated and determined. He gives excellent advice when it comes to buying or selling your home. We are incredibly happy that we decided to choose Eric to list our property, and we will choose him again in the future to sell our next home; we wouldn’t trust our property sale with anyone else.
– Caylla Harvey
My name’s Charles Li, from Richmond BC. When a relative heard that we were planning to buy an investment property in Victoria early this year, he referred me to Kris Gower whole-heartedly. During the process from house hunting to negotiating and closing the final purchase, I found him a true real estate professional. He must have done a lot of homework, for he was thoroughly familiar with the houses and areas each time he took us to visit and view potential properties. He was always courteous, patient, and ready to see our point of view. He also negotiated skillfully and honestly on our behalf and helped us deal with some post-purchase issues. I’d recommend his services unreservedly to anyone, especially those who are not familiar with the greater Victoria real estate market.
– Charles Li
Eric is a professional,knowledgeable, and a very accommodating real estate agent.He takes the time to listen to the concerns of the listing customer and set a realistic selling price. In my case he knew the benefit of the strata reserve fund to the sale of a condo unit. I would not hesitate in recommending Eric to other people selling real estate and I definitely will use Eric’s services in the future.
– Don Lindsay
Working with Eric Smith was a thoroughly positive experience! Eric demonstrates not only a great understanding of the properties that he is showing, but also of the various amenities and market trends associated with each area in the Greater Victoria, Saanich Peninsula, and West Shore regions. Eric was personable, informative, and always willing to go above and beyond to accommodate. Even after our purchase was complete Eric maintained contact to ensure our satisfaction, and has continued to answer questions regarding regional market growth and ways to optimize our investment. I would recommend Eric Smith for your Real Estate needs with confidence and enthusiasm.
– Dan and Tanya
Eric Smith was our realtor while my girlfriend and I were looking for a condo. He was always speedy to respond to questions and was more than willing to work with us to set up viewings. He is very patient and never put any pressure on us to put in an offer on any condo that we did not want to. He was also very honest when it came to writing an offer and was willing to share his opinion when asked but always said it was really up to us. Eric was very professional, friendly and very hard working, because of these qualities I would highly recommend him as a realtor and would use him again in the future.
– Derrick Norton
We recently listed our house for sale and interviewed several realtors. Eric Smith was by far the most engaging and professional realtor that we met. Eric was attentive to our needs and described step by step how he would market and sell our house. It was never a question of ‘if’ but rather ‘when’ this sale would happen. Eric used a professional photographer and even hired a company to provide accurate interior measurements. Any questions we had, Eric was always just a phone call or text message away. The service we received was outstanding and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Eric – you won’t find a better realtor!
– Blair & Michelle Nelson
Eric was an excellent professional realtor and provided me with great advice. He helped me to secure my first home purchase in a very challenging market. Id’ recommend Eric to anyone, he’s very knowledgeable and willing to give extra time and effort in helping you find a good home.
– Adrian Brett
I was extremely fortunate to find Kris Gower and to have him help me find a property in Victoria and environs. I had to travel from Vancouver to view properties and he was always a pleasure to spend time with, knowledgeable on the market, patient and helpful and always in an easy charming manner which put me at my ease. He made the process of buying smooth and as stress free as possible. I highly recommend him to others and wish him success in the future.
– Ann Linton