Team Dash

RE/MAX Westcoast

604-809-9626

TESTIMONIALS

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Relationships are more important than transactions. Team Dash takes pride in being much more than transactional

REALTORS®. By building positive business relationships with our clients, we have been recognized for the value we bring to each transaction. Working by referral is all about trust.  90% of consumers worldwide say they are most likely to trust the recommendations of the people they know, a figure that is well above any other form of advertising, according to recent market research.   We acknowledge and thank the clients who have taken the time to share their experience of working with Team Dash by writing a testimonial. 

Jesse & Helen M.

To Team Dash:


Martin and Carmen, thank you so much for ensuring the quick sale of our home and providing us with such a valuable expertise along the way.  From the moment, we met you both we knew we had made the right choice in having you list our home.  Both Helen and I learned so much during this process and all along the way you both made this transition smooth and hassle free.

 

Your professionalism truly emulates in all aspects of your business. 

 

We would not hesitate to recommend Team Dash in the future.

Thank you so much!

Jesse & Helen M.   

Ricardo & Candace H.

We just wanted to say thank you for being such a pleasure to work with. From the moment we met Carmen at an open house we knew that we wanted her to be our listing realtor. Team Dash truly went above and beyond our expectations, from the marketing and prepping of our home to ensuring that we had the most highly-visible advertising coverage for our property, we couldn't have asked for anything more! Carmen and Martin are both extremely professional realtors with great attention to detail and they really work as a team to get you the very best results. I would not hestitate to recommend them to family & friends and I would surely use them again in the future! We knew Team Dash would be able to sell our home for the best price and we are very happy with the results.If you're looking to buy or sell, look no further than Team Dash!

 

- Ricardo & Candace H.

 

Terry & Bonnie G.

Carmen McCracken did an outstanding job selling our house.  Her strategy during the negotiations gained competitive bids which resulted in a selling price over asking.  She worked closely with us and kept us informed of any activity on the house.  Carmen was very aware of our wants and ensured that we were satisfied with the entire process.  We would highly recommend Carmen as a buying or selling agent.

John & Genevieve M.

To Whom it May Concern:

 

This is to certify that we hired Carmen McCracken of RE/MAX Westcoast to be our agent for the sale of our property, a house on a fully landscaped acre lot in East Richmond.  We have been fully satisfied with her services.  We first met Carmen McCracken in May 2015, at which time she compiled a Comparative Market Analysis of the property.  It was then decided to put our home on the market in early September.  It was sold on November 15th to our full satisfactioni. 

 

All along we have Carmen McCracken to be a most pleasant, professional and trustworthy person to deal with.  She was efficient, thorough, always punctual and well mannered. 

 

We would have no hesitation to recommend her to anyone wanting to sell or purchase a real estate property.

Margaret & Emily L.

Dear Martin and Carmen,

 

I would like to thank you and your team for giving me such a stress free experience in everything to do with the sale of my old home and the purchase of my new one.

 

Your service was exemplary. Both Emily and I were impressed with the professional work completed by MeasureMasters, who determined a greater square footage than I thought I owned!

 

Additionally, the construction team and the staging crew worked hard and efficiently in just two days to ensure that my home was ready for the market.

 

Most importantly, however, was the dedication and professional services we received from Martin, especially the fact that you listened patiently to our concerns, which undoubtedly led to the successful and stress free sale and purchase of our old and new home in just five weeks!  Martin Dash was a godsend, and our prayers were answered!   Thank you for your friendly, enthusiatiic and humorous manner.

 

Thank you too for going the extra mile of doing the dump run several times and many other helpful addition whenever situation calls for the old and new homes.

 

I would be happy to recommend Team Dash to other potential sellers and offer my name as a reference.

 

Whether buying, selling or dressing, Martin truly cut a dash in real estate ventures.

 

All the best to Team Dash!

 

Margaret and Emily

Peter vB.

Again thank you for making the job of selling our house so easy. You were able to target the right buyers at the right price resulting in a quick sale. I couldn’t be happier. I would be more than happy to refer anyone to you.

Vicky M. & Eric N.

Thank you Team Dash

 

Eric and I have enjoyed a pleasant and relaxed relationship with Carmen, Martin and Joanna.  Because of their experience and expertise, our confidence has continued to grow throughout our association.

 

From the initial listing to completion of sale, we were kept informed with updates and discussions. We appreciated their quick response to any questions or concerns as they arose. Their good advice was invaluable and by following their lead, we had a completed sale in less than 3 weeks.

 

The majority of our contact was with Carmen McCracken whose personal commitment was exemplary.  It is also clear to us that Carmen, Martin and Joanna work effectively as a team that allows flexibility.  We recommend them without hesitation.  We found them to be not only well qualified and very professional but also trustworthy and dependable.  They handled the complexities of our real estate transactions with skill and attention.  We couldn’t have asked for more. 

Geoffrey B.

Letter of Recommendation:  Team Dash

 

It is without hesitation that I provide this letter of recommendation for Martin Dash and his team of real estate professionals. 

 

I first came to know Martin when my mother and I decided to sell the family home after a subsequent family passing and the maintenance required on the property.  We had interviewed many realtors by that point and had not found a good fit.  Martin’s instant connection with both my mother and I as well has his professional and friendly demeanor drew us both in.  It was evident within minutes of our conversation of his vast experience in residential real estate not only in the Lower Mainland but beyond.  Martin became our family realtor and successfully marketed and sold our family home with multiple bids.  He simultaneously found my mother her current town home which she enjoys every day.  Martin was always available to answer any and all questions and truly guided my mother through this life event.  We had been in the family home for over 20 years and as with any family home, emotions and stresses are high.  Martin continually provided a buffer to my mother during this time frame.

 

Now, 6 years later I was ready to purchase my first home.  Martin and I started the search for condominiums and town homes in the summer of 2013.  Both him and I would look independently and discuss properties every week, whether in person, on the phone or by e-mail.  Martin was always available and willing to answer questions, provide his leadership and share his knowledge about the market, specific buildings and construction. 

 

During the search when Martin was out of town, I had the opportunity to work with Martin’s other lead realtor Carmen McCracken.  Carmen and I developed a great rapport and trust with each other.  It just so happened that when Martin was out of the country visiting his family, Carmen and I visited a property which I instantly connected with.  Carmen ended up driving the negotiation, viewings, contract advisory and every detail there and in between.  My experience with Carmen was phenomenal and I highly valued her professionalism and advisory skill set which she provided.  Everything was clearly explained along the way and no questions went unanswered.

 

Martin and his team focus on relationship building, not just completing a transaction as with so many realtors.  His network of trades, finance and mortgage professionals and other resources related to real estate are vast.  Most importantly, he and his team are very aligned with the ever changing real estate market in British Columbia and not only keep themselves up to date and educated but pass this along to their clients.

 

I am very appreciative of the guidance and real estate knowledge I have acquired through working with Team Dash and I would highly recommend their services to anyone.

 

Geoffrey Bryant

 

 

Kathleen R.

Hello Team Dash:

 

Thank you all for the excellent service I received by listing my home in Richmond with Team Dash.  Who would have thought it would sell in 13 days?  I really appreciated the thorough measuring, and of course staging that was provided before listing. 

 

I was so impressed with the professional and courteous service from all three of you. As you know there was an emotional attachment to the home for me and it was difficult to imagine another person living there, but there was no pressure to sell from any of you and I appreciated the personal attention to my concerns.    Most of all I was impressed by the regular updates and open houses, and the sense that we were all working together for the best possible sale. 

 

I have already recommended the Team to friends who may be interested in selling or buying a home in Richmond and will continue to do so. 

 

With thanks

Kathy Robertson

Diane B.

Dear Carmen & Martin:

 

I am so aware of how present you have been during this entire process of buying my home and for this I am sincerely grateful.  You care so much about every aspect of what you do and it shows!  I will never forget this power team I was graced with, making the impossible possible and with such professionalism.

David B.

Dear Carmen,

 

I am writing to thank you for the attentive and professional service provided in preparation for, and the sale of, our Richmond home of 34 years.  Extraordinary service, especially when the loss of a family member intervened. You are fortunate to have your daughter on the team as she takes after her mom in that she too was always available and attentive to detail as required.  Should the services of a REALTOR® arise you most certainly will get the call

Ted W.

Good Morning Carmen: 

 

 I wish to formally thank you for the professional service you provided throughout our over 90 day listing.  Your persistence, hard work and intelligent effort resulted in a successful conclusion.  I never once questioned your loyalty or integrity in doing the best professional job on my behalf. Throughout the listing period you exceeded my expectations of a Realtor and I highly commend your services. 

 

An additional benefit for me was that during the time we did business together we developed a warm friendship.  I look forward to staying in touch and recommending to friends and acquaintances that they list or buy through Team Dash!  

 

Thanks again and good luck in all your future endeavours!

John R. & June B.

Having sold more than a dozen homes in my life I would not hesitate to have Martin and Carmen represent us again.

  • They presented us with a very detailad and organized business and marketing plan prior to listing.
  • They hired a house inspector to check for any deficiencies needing attention that could possible make an offer more difficult.
  • They hired a professional stager who provided suggestions for removing personal items and clutter.
  • They hired a movie company to do an extensive photo shoot and video to be shown on their website.
  • They hired a company to measure the entire house properly who provided us with detailed results. To our surprise, both house and property were actually larger than when we purchased. Obviously, the previous listing agent wasn’t as proficient.
  • After listing the house Team Dash were very organized to the extent of sending out mailers in our geographical area prior to an open house to increase awareness.

 As we have a larger home Team Dash provided three Realtors to be on site during an open house to prevent any problems with people wandering aimlessly through the home.

We were always impressed with their 110% tenacity in showing up on time and their consistent professionalism to do business.

Thank you Team Dash!

John J. Robinson & June Borle

Dina

"It is my pleasure to recommend Team Dash. Carmen, Martin & Joanna were professional, knowledgeable & 100% supportive. They made the experience of selling my house seem smooth & easy. The sale went through in 3 weeks even though it was a slowing market. Their planning, attention to detail & excellent service to their customers makes them a winning team and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them."

Thanks!
Dina

Peter S.

Hi Carmen, I just wanted to thank both you and Martin for the great job on both listing and selling the condo at 7251 Minoru Blvd, from the time you met with us to walk through the condo to let us know what we could change in the condo such as paint, carpeting, lighting and you doing your homework in putting together recent sales so we would feel comfortable with the list price we agreed to. With all this in place the condo sold in two weeks and for very close to the full asking price, so for this we say Thanks!! and will look forward to working with you and Martin in the future.

 

Peter Simpson
Richmond B.C.

Jim A.

Martin and Carmen;

I just thought I would drop you a quick note to thank you again for handling the sale of my home. We all know that the sale of most people’s home is the largest, and in the main, most emotional business transaction that will occur in their lives. Your professional, yet friendly demeanour made the sale a positive experience, from the efficient staging consult, property inspection, and preparation of the house for sale, to the “Tranquilli-T” program to ensure the sale completion on a timely basis.

Your personal interest in handling the sale always made me feel like we were “partners” in obtaining a fair price for the property. Your attention to all the details left me with no concerns whatsoever.

I have been involved in a number of real estate transactions in the past, but I have never experienced the dedication provided by Team Dash.

Congratulations on your success to date, and thanks again for making the sale the positive experience that it was. I know your continuing success is assured by your dedication, charisma, and ethics.

 

Kindest regards,

Jim Armstrong

Maryse C.

Team Dash is truly professional. My good fortune was to meet Carmen McCracken and Martin Dash. With Martin's suggestions and the team's fresh ideas, the condo was sold. Although they had quite a few listings, they always made me feel I was their only customer.

 

With appreciation,

Maryse Clayton

Ron and Marilyn D.

“My wife and I agreed to sell our home in Richmond in Spring 2011 to be able to downsize in our retirement and also to take advantage of a strong seller’s market. Carmen McCracken and Martin Dash from Team Dash at RE/MAX Westcoast were extremely proactive in their service to us and immediately arranged for a scaled dimensioned drawing and video presentation of our Richmond home. By coincidence, my wife and I needed to be away from Richmond during the open houses and were amazed when Carmen called us confirming an offer after 3 days on the market. Our experience with Carmen and Martin has been exemplary and without stress regarding details of the sale. Carmen was very knowledgeable on all matters regarding selling a home and explained all contractual details of the sale transaction slowly and carefully which was much appreciated after living in our Richmond home for 31 years. In addition to selling our home in Park Lane West, we also hired Carmen to find a new home for us in Morgan Creek, South Surrey. That experience was also entirely professional with all negotiations between buyer and seller handled with discretion and respect to all involved. We highly recommend Carmen McCracken and Martin Dash as your realtors at RE/MAX West Coast. We found them to be an integrated team and your best Go-To guys to ensure your real estate needs are dealt with to ensure an absolutely first class experience, whether you are selling our buying your home. Besides, Carmen buys you coffee when driving you to view properties for sale!”

Ron & Marilyn Davis

Ann and Craig

Consummate realtors, you gently eased our way through an eleven day 'whirlwind' from first sight of the "condo for us" to the sale of our house. You achieved for us more than we dared hope for. We are deeply grateful and we couldn't be happier!

 

Ann Hutchison and Craig Hansen

Celeste and Mark

"Martin Dash is a trust-worthy and honest realtor. He is friendly and energetic while still being efficient and motivated. His vast knowledge of the housing market, along with his determination for finding us our perfect condo made the house-hunt a more enjoyable experience. We could not have asked for a better realtor than Martin Dash in helping us find our first place."

Thank you!

 

Celeste and Mark

Classics Home Staging

Carmen McCracken and Martin Dash are consummate professionals who put the full force of their expertise and enthusiasm into every property they handle. As a Home Stager I have experienced he speed with which they get a property ‘market ready’ and the even greater speed with which they sell it.

 

Sheila Brown
Classics Home Staging & Design

Dean R.

Martin is a consummate professional with a wealth of experience in the real estate industry. He is relentless in his commitment to customer service and remembers the details. It has been pleasure dealing with him and I would have no hesitation recommending him to others!

 

Dean Reynolds

Paul and Anna M.

Deciding to deal with Martin Dash proved to be a very smart decision.

Dad and I had to sell the family home and sell it fast. We were faced with a very specific time limit within which to make the sale.

Neither dad, nor myself, had ever used a realtor to sell a home before so choosing the right realtor to represent us was very important from the get-go.

As soon as we met Martin we knew we wanted him to work on our behalf. He was a professional! He was extremely knowledgeable and exuded confidence that he could deliver what we wanted. Additionally, he was immaculately dressed, impeccably polite, and had a refreshing sense of humour.

We explained what we wanted (including the time restraints that we faced) and Martin enthusiastically went to work. He conducted Open Houses weekly, and gave private showings of the residence regularly.

We were always kept up-to-date on what was happening. He answered our questions, offered recommendations, and was available to us at all hours.

It was with great delight that our family home sold at a terrific price within the time restraints we were limited too! The dedication and efforts Martin put into selling our family home are very much appreciated.

I know that we’ll be looking Martin up again when we next need a Realtor.

Thank you, Martin.

Paul and Anna Meier

Todd J.

Hello Martin,

 

Just a short letter to Thank You for your cooperation and effort in the successful sale of 401 - 5700 Andrews Road.

It is always a pleasure working with a professional such as yourself. I appreciate the opportunity and hope we can do it again

 

Have a great day!

 

Todd Jackson

Jan

I would like to thank you Martin for all you did to make the selling and purchasing of my property such a great experience. It was all handled with such professionalism and attention to detail and yet you took the time to know me, understand my fears and see me through the whole process. Your dedication to your clients is unparalleled.

I appreciate very much the time you took in researching and finding the perfect place for me. As we looked at each property your experience with attention to detail was very helpful. I know I will be very happy with the final choice, it truly is perfect.

I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone that is looking to buy or sell, you turned what could have been a stressful time into a pleasant experience.

Jan

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