It hardly seems possible that eleven short years have passed since we moved to B.C.
Sally and I experienced great frustration in trying to find a suitable home for our needs when we first arrived. No matter what realtor we contacted our experience was always the same. We would be shown a number of homes but nothing came remotely close to what we desired. It was almost as though the realtors were not listening to us. Needless to say, many hours were wasted in our search and we were both frustrated and discouraged.
In desperation, we returned to the newspaper one more time and saw an advertisement that really caught my eye. (It referred to an agent who had won many awards for the service he provided to his clients.) We called you on the phone and the next thing we knew you were asking us many questions in an attempt to better understand our needs. The very next day you called me saying you would like to show us some homes. Having never met, we agreed to meet you on a dark, rainy night at a location where we had never been before. After getting in your car you said there were three homes you would like to show us that might be of interest. Would you believe, we fell in love with the very first home you showed us. We made an offer on the home the seller accepted, and all of this occurred in just one night.
Now it is eleven years later. Over the years you have kept in touch with us through your periodic mailings. Since the time has come again where we must relocate, we decided to contact you. Two days later you came to our home, took copious notes as you inspected our home, provided us with comparables on recent sales in our area and advised as to what we could reasonably expect to receive for our home. To our amazement, we were presented with two qualified offers within 24 hours of the time you took our listing.
We have purchased and sold a number of homes over the past 40 years. Never in our experience have we dealt with a realtor who has possessed the degree of professionalism and competence that you have demonstrated. Sally and I would like to think you once again for your extraordinary service. For anyone seeking results for their real estate needs, my unqualified recommendation would be to engage the services of Ben Gauer.
Please accept this letter of reference for the excellent, professional and caring way in which you handled the sale of our house in Langley, as well as assisting us in purchase of our home in Cloverdale.
We had decided to sell our Murreyville home in November, and called on the service of a large well known Realty Company for an estimate on re-sale price. We felt the price quoted to be some $20,000 below market.
"We called you, Ben, and discussed a selling price. We came to an agreement, listed the property on Monday and had a firm offer and sold on the Saturday – in six days!!, and at a price some $20,000 above the other Realtor’s estimate."
Thank you, Ben, for the patience, understanding and immense market knowledge that you utilized to find us our beautiful townhouse in Cloverdale at a price we are very pleased with. Your integrity, honesty and kind consideration is most appreciated. We highly recommend your services to all our friends and acquaintances and would be pleased if you use this letter to inform others of your expertise.
Thank you, Ben, as well as your associates, for a job well done.
Al & Verna R.
Just a short note to express our great appreciation for all your help and expertise in selling our home.
"We interviewed a number of realtors and it was immediately obvious to us from your professional presentation and attitude that you were heads and shoulders above the others."
Our faith in you was certainly not misplaced. We very much appreciated the long hours that you spent and sound advice that you gave us. The results speak for themselves: an offer the very first day that our home was on the market, thirteen showings over the course of only one week, and a sale very close to the asking price by the end of the first week! Amazing! We certainly will be sure to advice our friends and relatives of your very professional, efficient, friendly and extremely competent services. Thanks again, Ben, it has been a very distinct pleasure doing business with you!
Gary & Vicki C.
Ben Gauer, Realtor par Excellence
I have used Ben Gauer’s services since 1982. He has always been for me the outstanding realtor. I have neither found nor heard of a realtor to compare...
When I hire Ben, I know that I am taking on the services of the finest realtor in the Fraser Valley and that I could not get better value for my money.
Ben has told me that most of his advertising is by “word of mouth” from satisfied clients. As a satisfied client, I too have recommended Ben to my friends and relatives. I know that he will not disappoint.
I recommend Ben Gauer wholeheartedly to anyone planning to buy or sell a home. He is the Realtor par Excellence.
To prospective Real Estate Purchasers & Sellers:
Ben was recommended to us by friends who were very pleased with his service. A visit to his office and a first time meeting convinced us we would be dealing with an exceptional individual. We were indefinite and non-decisive about selling at our first meeting with Ben, but quickly learned that he would not be pressuring us in order to obtain a listing. Rather, he listened, answered our questions, and provided the confidence we needed to make our decision to sell, and to have him list our home.
Ben provided us with a market evaluation, and placed our home on the market. He arranged several rapid fire showings in one morning, which resulted in two offers being received that day and a price far exceeding that which was asked. All of this occurred in 4 hours!
"We had the opportunity to watch his style and negotiating skills in the presence of other agents and were struck by his professionalism and negotiating ability."
We had dreaded the prospect of selling, but found it far less stressful than anticipated, due to Ben’s calm and courteous approach and his attention to detail. We certainly would recommend Ben to anyone contemplating the sale of their home. Ben then reviewed our needs, and spent considerable time and effort in locating a rancher which met our criteria.
When we sell again, Ben will be our agent.
We found him totally dedicated to his profession, absolutely reliable and dependable in all our dealings. We can recommend his services to anyone wishing to either sell and/or purchase real estate.
Alma & Gordon M.
We want to thank you for all the hard work you and Peter put into selling our home so quickly. We were impressed with your professional manner and the expert way you went about assessing and selling our home.
The first night we met, and on such short notice too, we did not expect that you would have done so much research on our place and on the general area so that you could advise us on the selling climate and the best price we should ask for our home.
We are also impressed with your integrity and values – we knew you would not compromise either the full truth in disclosure or the conditions of the sale.
Not only would we use you as our seller’s agent again, we would gladly use you to buy a home because of our confidence in getting straight and honest facts about a property. We have already recommended you to many of our neighbours.
Thank you once again for making us feel so comfortable through this process and for taking such great care of us.
May God bless you and keep you healthy – and thank Peter too.
Dale & Janice L.
Ben Gauer came to us highly recommended by family and friends and... because of our association with Ben, we found ourselves receiving preferential treatment from the various bank agents, as well as our notary public! All of these people were quick to comment on Ben's proficiency, outstanding manner of business and sensitivity.
I would highly recommend Ben to anyone who appreciates the best in real estate service.
Just a short note to thank you for your excellent service in the sale of our property in Surrey.
We contacted three realtors, including yourself, for a market evaluation. Two realtors, instead of an evaluation, asked what we wanted for the property. You not only provided an evaluation but presented a marketing plan. Within 3 days you presented 4 offers on our property and we received payout within two weeks. Not only did the property sell quickly, but you handled all the details for us.
Again thank you and we will recommend you to our friends.
Joyce & Ron L.
Please accept this letter of reference as a small token of gratitude for your assistance with our recent real estate sale and subsequent purchase. We are so appreciative of all the time and effort you devoted to our family and cannot begin to thank you enough for your outstanding work. From the time of our first conversations with you, Ben, you proved yourself to be an impressive realtor. At all times, you were professional and we immediately recognized the many traits that set you apart from so many of your colleagues in the real estate field.
"Over the course of our dealings with you, we always found you to be most personable, patient, understanding. It was your goal from the onset to make us feel comfortable, and it was your commitment to work for us until we were totally satisfied."
We actually recall you commenting that you will never accept having your clients just settle when you are their realtor!
"In the end, you managed to obtain full list price for our home and acreage, and then, you continued to spend a lengthy amount of time showing us homes until we finally found the home of our dreams. The fact that the home we were eventually successful in purchasing was not even listed was a remarkable feat on your part, Ben. We are delighted with our new home, and look forward to spending many happy years in it."
Ben, your real estate experience, knowledge and professionalism speak for themselves. You continually impressed us with your work ethic, your punctuality and reliability, and your honesty. It has indeed been a sincere pleasure working with you and your associates. (We would certainly be remiss if we did not extend special thanks to Peter and Arthur for all of their time and work with us. They were both more than helpful and reassuring, and we acknowledge their efforts in the above real estate processes.)
In closing, may we add that we already have, and will continue to, highly recommend your services to family, friends, and acquaintances.
"In the future, we would consider it an honour to personally retain you as our realtor once again."
Thank you very much, Ben, for all that you have done for us. You are not only our trusted realtor, but we would like to consider you a good friend for many years to come!
Michael and Louise M.
Dear Mr. Ben Gauer
We are writing this letter in appreciation of the excellent service and professionalism displayed by yourself in the listing and sale of our home. We were very surprised of the many showings and the marketing of our home in such a short period of time. Through your efforts, you presented us a credible offer to purchase within a week for the active listing. To prepare our home for listing you spent attention to the details of our home and the services and amenities available in our community.
The sale of a home is always stressful and traumatic to the family involved in selling a home. You were sensitive to our needs. The professionalism displayed by yourself during this sale made this situation easier to all involved. We would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone seeking a professional Realtor.
John & Bette
It is with great pleasure that we can recommend Mr. Ben Gauer's services. We recently listed our home with Mr. Gauer and during negotiations, he made some difficult decisions easier and facilitated the end result in a very professional manner. We will seek his advice and service for any future real estate needs we may have.
Dr. Thomas and Diane