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.
- Naarah and Ryan Walchuck
A mutual friend recommended us to Katie back in 2007. She diligently showed us homes and knew exactly what we wanted by listening carefully. It didn't take long for us to find the perfect fit—the whole process was easy and simple. Especially considering we’re from out of country, I needed hand holding through the whole process. Since then, Katie’s been a good friend and continued to be our go-to realtor within our group of friends.
Nicola & James LloydRecently, she introduced us to a gorgeous pre-sale development, which had exactly what we wanted on our wish list. This was so cool because we weren't actively looking at the time. She was able to get us in before the crowds securing an incredible unit and price! We couldn't be more ecstatic about our new future home. We love that Katie is so on top of the market and a straight shooter type of realtor. She will tell you everything you're thinking before you even get a chance to ask. Go Team Burkard!
- Nicola & James Lloyd
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.
- John and Lotte Davis
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Mr Verne Rosenberg & Dr Amanda Sutherland
Savary Island BC
2013 June 5
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.
- Amanda & Verne