We are a team of real estate agents working under the high-end realty house of Engel & Volkers. Together, we offer more than 25 years of experience in Vancouver's real estate marketplace.
Engel & Volkers brings international acclaim and a world-wide listing network, while our team works with you to personalize your real estate experience. As a team, we focus on creating the right conditions for selling your Dunbar home.
We thrive on building relationships and negotiating the best terms for our clients. From this common ground, we built a team that’s here to help you achieve your real estate goals. Together, our complementary skills extend beyond that of a single agent.
“In my dealings over the years with a number of realtors bother in Canada and oversea, none has come close to Gaetan. He is exceedingly professional in everything he does, thorough, diligent, courteous and he always, always had my interests at the forefront. At no stage did I feel he wanted me to close a deal to satisfy his needs and he wanted me to be happy with my purchase.
When it came time to actually negotiating a purchase, he advised me very well as to the value of the property and did the research required to make a successful offer whilst not getting caught up in the frenzy that is the current market. I ended up with a house which I am extremely happy with and within my budget and I will recommend Gaetan to anybody who is looking to either buy or sell a home, without question.”
“Hello Gaëtan, John and I would like to express our thanks and appreciation for your hard work in getting our house sold. We both enjoyed working with you and found you to be professional and very accurate with your analysis of the housing market and the strategies we should employ in order to get the house sold in the time- frame we'd set. Thank you for the great result and we look forward to working with you in the future. We will not hesitate to refer any of our friends to you as we are extremely satisfied.”
“In 2015 Jamie Wegner is referred to me and my company Maple Properties Inc. My business associate recommended Jamie for his relentless efforts to serve my real estate requirements. Disappointment is not a characteristic of my real estate relationship with his service. With Jamie I am kept up to date with the Vancouver marketplace. He has always fully engaged his efforts to meet my real estate needs with stellar results.
There is no pondering as to why Jamie Wegner has been invited as a Real Estate Advisor by Engel & Volkers Vancouver. Engel & Volkers are newer to our Vancouver real estate market. They have a grand reputation on an international level. I am please Jamie has this recognition. Thank you Jamie!”
“Maple Properties Inc:
I refuse to use anyone else but Jamie. I trust him 100%. He got things done while i was in NY and he was in Vancouver. On the Ball. I Still have a couple more places i need to sell in Vancouver and he is my main man. He's awesome!”
“We have had 3 occasions to work with Katie since 2009, both in selling and buying real estate, and couldn’t imagine working with anyone more competent in the Vancouver market. Katie is not only exceptionally professional throughout every stage of the process, but she’s also very hands-on. She tends to treat each transaction as if it were her own. From arranging the most artistic angles in the best photographs to showcasing your listing, to contracting repairs, improvements and cleaning. She has a roster of contacts, which she uses if she feels it’s necessary and ultimately negotiates on your behalf to ensure there is no money left on the table. Katie is thorough and meticulous.
As business owners, we also appreciated Katie’s record-breaking response time, 7 days a week. Although very quick in some aspects, she demonstrated infinite patience in showing us purchasing options, and giving us as much time as we needed to make up our minds. Katie’s modern, business-like approach is warmed up with attentiveness, genuine interest and a clear understanding of our desired outcome, which makes her the ideal partner for our next transaction.”
“We have worked with Katie Burkard on two occasions now. The first was in 2005, when we purchased a property from her, after walking into an open house she was hosting. Yesterday, we closed on the sale of that same property, again with Katie as our agent.
Although we had been impressed with Katie in 2005, when we decided to list the property in March of this year, we asked 3 different agents to provide us with an appraisal. Katie gave us an appraisal that was close to what we had suspected, and significantly higher than that given to us by her competitors. The tenants of the property spontaneously emailed us to let us know that they were most impressed with her professionalism! Katie held multiple open houses. I believe she is somewhat unusual in this, as other realtors with whom we have worked in the past have tried to persuade us that open houses are a waste of time. We, ourselves, have purchased several properties after seeing open houses advertised on line or on a sign on the curb. We believe that internet savvy buyers will visit open houses, rather than setting up fixed appointments to view properties.
As a result of the open houses, on separate occasions, Katie presented us with offers from 3 different potential buyers! During the course of our listing with Katie, the number of sales in the area declined and the prices were stagnant. We elected to drop our asking price. We eventually accepted an offer. Katie went above and beyond what we would expect from a realtor to assist us in closing. She arranged for repair of a fireplace, removal of some things left behind by the tenants and hired a cleaning company for us.
The final sale price was still above the list price suggested by her competitors. Katie is personable, extremely dedicated and hardworking. She was always available to respond to our concerns. We felt that she cared about us as people, and that she strove to get us the price we wanted on this property. We will certainly use Katie's services the next time we list a property. We recommend her without reservation.”
“We decided to engage Katie as our real estate agent for selling our apartment and purchasing a new property after overhearing how happy our friends where with their real estate experience.
Katie is a true professional. She met with us to go over market value and provided a lot of industry knowledge to guide us through the process of selling and buying. Our apartment sold in lightning speed with multiple offers which was a great relief for us, and it wasn't long before our new dream apartment was located and locked in.
Katie displayed sincere passion and care in understanding budget and scouring the market to find the properties that tick the boxes. She took time to read our emotions with different properties and features, and used this to make recommendations we may not have thought of.
Though an incredibly busy lady, Katie was always available when we needed her which made us feel like her number one priority at all times. We have since recommended her to a number of our personal contacts, and would not hesitate in working with her again in the future.”
Dunbar has a little town feel with a history that dates back to the early 1910s. Heritage craftsman homes restored to the original form highlight quality and the use of natural materials through the neighbourhood. Mature cherry blossom and maple trees line the streets to bring colour to the neighbourhood in spring and fall.
As first-generation homeowners moved on in the 50s, modern architecture began to fill in the landscape. Exceptional private schools remain in the area and the internationally renowned University of British Columbia anchors the abundant parkland surrounding the west end. Dunbar even borders the Pacific Spirit Park which boasts nearly 80 kilometers of trails through old growth forests and ocean beaches.