Happy clients share their stories and experiences working with Russ Qureshi at Coast Lifestyles Network on the Sunshine Coast BC
It has been an absolute pleasure working with Russ. From start to finish he has been knowledgeable, accommodating and committed to not only selling our home but to ensuring that we felt comfortable and confident in the process. His market knowledge and advice on pricing and listing proved to be extremely precise and accurate. His ability to gauge the ever-shifting market lead not only to a successful sale but he was able to sell our home in just 2 days and above asking price. That in itself was a fantastic outcome but that is not what set Russ apart.
In dealing with our property what really stood out about Russ was that he was truly all about us as our REALTOR®. From ensuring that he understood our concerns and answering our questions to keeping us abreast of each step in the process we really felt like we were in good hands the whole way. Can’t thank Russ enough for a great experience from start to finish.
Grant & John, Gibsons
We have known Russ personally and professionally for almost 20 years and in that time have come to appreciate what an outstanding person he is. Russ manages to combine that rare quality of authentic friendship and business acumen, as much committed to your well-being as to your needs as a buyer/seller. He takes the journey with you, without pressure and never oversteps that balance. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have had Russ guide and advise us through the major life change that moving house represents. He has made the whole process such smooth sailing and we will be forever grateful.
Mark & Gillie, Gibsons
I recommend anyone searching for a home on the Sunshine Coast to work with Russ. Russ responded to my initial inquiry by immediately setting up a Zoom meeting, as I was living on the North Shore. We “met” on this meeting and he carefully listened to my criteria. Russ then set up my search criteria and changed my search criteria when my parameters changed. His vast knowledge of the entire Sunshine Coast saved me a lot of time and enabled me to find the perfect home!
Our family members have benefited from Russ’s real estate expertise for over 15 years. His rare combination of strategy, skills, and principles has enabled us to achieve our evolving goals in selling and buying homes. Russ’s knowledge of the Sunshine Coast R.E. market, his easy-going manner, and ceaseless commitment to his client’s best interest have led us to rely on his guidance without reserve. We could not recommend Russ more highly!!
Jen and Brian, Gibsons
A++ if you’re looking for a fast, efficient and friendly realtor Russ is your guy! Not only was our property sold in a fast and timely manner, Russ ensured we got the best price possible. He was prompt with his answers and knowledge on a market we were not well-versed in. I would and HAVE recommended Russ to all of my friends and family. You are in good hands.
Sage, Halfmoon Bay
We bought our first family home with Russ and the experience was very good all the way through. We looked at many homes over the course of many months because we really wanted the right home for us. Russ was patient and consistently willing to come out again and walk us through any property we were interested in with care and friendliness. Russ’ communication exceeded our expectations with replies to our queries at any time, any day of the week. We felt well informed throughout the process and we were helped by Russ through the details that were new to us. Russ offered a kind and personal connection and we felt relaxed as a result. Our home buying experience was very enjoyable with Russ from start to finish. A sincere thank you!
That was quite a journey. I mean, hasn’t it been years? I can recall back to a few homes that we certainly could have been living in, some that I’m like “um, what was I thinking and why did we make Russ crawl around there again?” This one seems to just be the natural fit. And you knew it. And we knew it. I loved how you just took it and ran with it. You fully made that happen! You’re brilliant and clear and knowing and honest and easy and also very kind, and I am very thankful for all of those wonderful attributes about you. And also, I am thankful because you fully found us a place to live that meets all sorts of stories that we have, each of us, all 3 of us. And so simply, thank you Russ. We are stoked. Xoxoxo
Rae and Eduardo, Roberts Creek
Russ, there are no words to express how thankful I am to have had you for this process and what a process it’s been. Your support, knowledge and friendship have been the only reason I made it through it all. I look forward to running into you out there in the community 🙂
Well, we did it, Russ! I’m in my new house! There were financial issues for my buyers which you helped with. Moving issues galore! The seller’s realtor’s entire family helped to clean the new house. Including taking away three pickup trucks of garbage! You all went above what any client would expect! Thank you again for all you did for me to keep my selling, buying and moving on track. Have a good summer.
Thanks so much Russ. Just quietly freaking out over here. But in a good way. Glad to have made the decision to sell, be done with tenants and think about what I want to do next. I really appreciate your advice, expertise and approachability. My friends just bought a farm in RC with no inspection or realtor. They are finding out the hard way about transfer taxes and other fun surprises, so thanks a million!
I highly recommend Russ Qureshi with Coast Lifestyles. From the very moment that I spoke to him, I truly felt that he was invested in what was the best interest for my family. Russ answered every one of my questions that I had prepared for him, without me having to ask a single question. Along with his expertise, and knowledgeable skill set, he also brought a genuine friendly demeanour. Russ was incredibly thorough, competent, and professional; I discovered that buying and selling doesn’t have to be stressful. Throughout the process of buying and selling a home, Russ was there for us, every step of the way. I felt confident in the process with Russ on our side.
Working with Russ was an absolute joy. It was my first time buying and selling real estate all on my own as single woman and I was so relieved to have Russ guide me through the process. He was very patient, answering all my questions and making me feel at ease. I knew he ‘had my back’ and I truly felt that he was looking out for my best interests at all times. He has so many years of experience and he knows how to handle anything that may come your way. He’s probably seen it all by now. Even down to the tiniest details; Russ took care of everything and made me feel like I was his only client – of which I am certain I was not! He was totally available for me, and his communication was excellent. I would not hesitate to recommend Russ to my family and friends or anyone new to the Coast who is looking for a reliable, honest, hardworking realtor.
Russ, thank you so much for your time, input, patience, humour, diligence, business candor and also your friendship. Has always been our pleasure to work with you.
Judi and Len, Gibsons
Russ Qureshi is an excellent realtor to work with. Considering the multitude of factors we had to navigate, Russ responded to all our questions and dilemmas with straightforward, thoughtful, and precise answers. His advice was always clear and reasonable. We were impressed that throughout negotiations we always felt cared for and listened to by Russ. Buying and selling a house would have been far more difficult, especially during the COVID 19 pandemic, had it not been for Russ’s diligence and reliably guiding us through every step of the way.
Keith, Roberts Creek
In early 2021 we bought our first home on the Sunshine Coast – Russ gave us an excellent assessment of the market conditions and we devised a strategy to get the property we desired. Despite the feverish market conditions, we stuck to our plan and were successful! We would not hesitate to recommend Russ to our closest friends.
Chris and Kelly, Gibsons
Thank you, Russ Qureshi, for your highly skilled ethical professional assistance which enabled us to find our new home.
Having used the services of another realtor to sell our former place of residence, we were seeking someone with experience and maturity to assist us in our upcoming purchase. Your name was given to us by several acquaintances. We were purchasing during the Covid Virus pandemic and this had its unique protocols which made us nervous.
We were feeling a great deal of pressure in a ‘hot market’ to act fast and to make wise decisions. At this same time, you were probably exceptionally busy with other clients.
We were grateful for your integrity and patience and for being accessible to us daily. And yes, for your sense of humour.
Never did you make us feel pressured and indeed, your kindness with our foibles as we viewed property after property was astounding. Determined to examine every possibility for ourselves, you kindly listened to some fairly crazy ideas without trying to talk us out of it. This showed your people-skills and years of experience.
And when the ‘right place’ was found, you moved super- quickly and efficiently, and we purchased within 24 hours.
Maturity, integrity, patience and kindness are not qualities found in every Real Estate Agent. We remain grateful for you, Russ. Thank you.
Karen and Jack, Sechelt
I stumbled upon Russ when trying to navigate the real estate market on the Sunshine Coast by myself – and I’m so glad I did! Not only did he jump in with both feet, but he was always accessible, quick to reply, extremely flexible with my schedule, and even connected me with another awesome realtor to sell my Burnaby home. I was prepared for a long difficult search given current market conditions, but Russ made it very painless for me, always had good advice and wasn’t phased by my million questions. We closed on the house in a matter of days and I am now the proud new owner of a wonderful home in Sechelt. Professionalism aside, Russ is a warm, caring human and I suspect we’ll be long time friends! I highly recommend him for any of your real estate needs!
For myself working with a realtor is a collaboration and the more I inform myself the more successful the outcome can be. Collaboration requires confidence which builds trust, cooperation and clarity of purpose. These are the things I have looked for previously in realtors who have served me in the past. I found Russ Qureshi to not only be entirely professional, he provided useful comparisons and analysis prior to listing, personal consideration of self and others during this pandemic and was extremely quick to communicate and respond to any of my questions. I enjoyed working with Russ; it felt like a collaboration with a purposeful objective and end for all and I have no hesitation recommending him as a realtor.
Russ is an exemplary professional and provided excellent service as our real estate agent. As a long time practitioner of Aikido, Russ is philosophically attuned to working in harmony with his clients to help them achieve their goals. This is one key aspect that sets him apart from other realtors on the Sunshine Coast. As first time home buyers, we could not have asked for a better agent to assist us in this overwhelming process.
Ian and Nadin, Gibsons
We can’t thank you enough for all you have done! We are so grateful for you patience, sense of humour, and wisdom. You made this journey so much easier! We are looking forward to hosting you when we are fully moved in!
Andrea & Roy, Gibsons
When I listed my house in Gibsons during the Covid 19 pandemic I was looking for solid professional representation. I needed to sell in a tricky period in order to make my move before school started in September. With hand sanitizer and masks in hand… Russ supported my choices, offered solid advice and encouraged me all the way. He is a business person through and through. His calm, professional demeanour was welcome in all stages of the process.
During a busy real-estate period Russ was diligent about checking in, communicating and marketing my property. I am very happy with my choice in REALTOR® and would not hesitate to recommend Russ and his team to you for both your buying and selling representation. We are now settled into our new home ready for what the rest of 2020 offers! Thanks, Russ
I remembered Russ’s empathetic, no pressure approach from a previous experience several years ago. When I realized recently that I was no longer able to manage the maintenance on our family home, I chose Russ to handle the sale. He worked with me throughout the process to navigate a number of unexpected issues, giving me practical advice. Russ is a good listener, diplomatic and positive. With Russ’s help, I was able to move on with the least stress possible from the last home my late husband and I built together. Russ is a delight to work with, and I would highly recommend Russ as your realtor.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Russ and will certainly do so again in the future. He is very professional and knowledgeable, and definitely knows all the ins and outs of real estate, which gives the buyer the luxury of just sitting back and enjoying the experience of buying a home. Russ always makes time for his clients, and even had time for us before we even moved to Canada permanently. Buying our first home in Canada was a great experience and Russ played a major part in that.
Hendri and Janette, Sechelt
Quite simply, Russ took all the angst out of selling my townhouse. From our first meeting, it was clear to me that he had the knowledge and experience to do the job, but he also took the time to listen and respond with good advice. The house sold quickly. Wish you had been in Scotland to give the same service! Thank you, Russ.
Russ and Ria were amazing. They listened and were responsive when needed. They respected our process which was slower as first time home buyers in a very active market. They had great advice each step of the way.
Adrianne & Mark, Sechelt
Our experience with Russ Qureshi has been amazing. We felt really comfortable with him from the beginning and confident that we were in good hands. We could sense his level of expertise and maturity in the real estate profession but also his rapport and firm understanding of our needs. We would recommend him without hesitation!
Mark and Julie, Roberts Creek
Russ and his team made what could have been a very stressful sale into a pleasure for us. Our home was sold in 7 days for more than asking all in a very professional manner. I recommend Russ and his team for a stress-free sale. We can’t thank you enough. Cheers
John and Shannon, Gibsons
Thanks again for your wonderful support during the sale of our house, it was a bit of a rollercoaster but we made it. I would definitely recommend your team to friends and I’d tell them that they can expect open communication and great advice with up-to-date local information. All in all, you made this tough decision a whole lot easier and without pressure. Thanks so much.
Russ and Ria. Working with you was fantastic. I know the logistics were not always easy with us and ferries but your flexibility really helped. We will definitely refer you – as soon as we have some friends in Gibsons 🙂 to refer or to friends in Vancouver moving up the coast. Thanks again for everything.
Lenore and Jeff, Gibsons
I really appreciate all the work you put into selling my place, it was a little iffy there and I was quite discouraged but you kept the faith and it did indeed work out for the best. Thank you for all the hard work from you and your team, I know there is a lot more to make everything happen than it might seem. It’s done and I’m so happy to be in my new place!
Our experiences with Russ Qureshi and his team over the past decade have always been positive. Russ is an extremely professional individual and I would recommend him to anyone who is considering buying or selling on the Coast. On a professional level, Russ is personable, organized and knowledgeable about the market. But it is for his personal qualities that I would recommend him over and over to friends and family. Russ is patient. The sale of our home was complicated by the fact that we were very attached to the home we were selling. It was the house that our children grew up in and we wavered more than once during the process of selling it. Russ was understanding and patient and we never once felt pressured. Russ is an ethical person and he is also a great communicator. He has always given us the facts – straight up – and I appreciate his direct approach because correct information is exactly what you need when making important decisions. Russ is a connected, well-liked member of his community and his love of the Sunshine Coast makes him an especially great realtor. Whether you are selling or buying (which we have both done with Russ and his team), I don’t think you can find a more committed and trustworthy realtor! Awesome!!!
Valerie, Roberts Creek
We highly recommend Russ and Ria to anyone seeking real estate agents who understand the market on the Sunshine Coast and who do their homework on every property on the market.
Russ and Rita, Gibsons
As first-time home Buyers, we found Russ’ approach to the market incredibly helpful. It can be overwhelming and he answered all our questions and concerns and intuited our worries. Russ and Ria are incredibly warm and personable. We felt in good hands for the duration of our journey to our new home. Trust was instilled early in our relationship. We highly recommend Russ and Ria as REALTORs®.
Victoria and Trevor, Gibsons
I became acquainted with Terri via long distance, while living in Ontario and exploring possibilities of relocating to Sechelt. In my dealings with her, which led to the successful purchase of my new home in B.C., I found Terri to be very professional and knowledgeable. I now consider Terri to be my first friend on the West coast.
Russ, you were patient and did not try to push us into a sale but at the same time you were realistic with advice and follow up. You kept looking for the right house keeping in mind our requirements and the price range. We did not expect to find a home that met all our requirements within the budget we had set – but you did- well done. We would recommend you to our friends. Regards,
Victor and Nataliya, Gibsons
Russ, it was easy shizzy nice and breezy. Just the way it should be. I felt that there was a level of trust that I felt confident my needs were represented well. I think all felt like they had made a good deal, the way business has been done for centuries. I was impressed with your daughter who brought chocolates. I enjoyed the process. Thanks, again
I really appreciated that you knew the Sunshine Coast and that you were able to get me out to see places as soon as I could get over here. Having your email of new listings helped. I feel very fortunate that we got our offer in and were able to bump out the other offer. You also were great at going over documents and helping me get the information that I needed regarding the strata. I already have recommended you to friends and I tell them that you are responsive and honest. It all went very smoothly. All the best, Russ and Team!
Russ has been a very patient and considerate realtor to deal with. He will give you his honest opinion and advice whether or not the news is good or bad. Russ and his team are very proactive in marketing and getting the maximum exposure for your property. Selling is often a stressful ordeal, but Russ will take you step by step throughout the process. Thanks again for all the help and enjoy your summer 🙂 Cheers
Kristi and Mike, Sandy Hook
Russ, you are a terrific REALTOR®! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For everything you do!
Karen, Roberts Creek
Mark and I are extremely pleased with the outcome of the sale of our property! It is a huge relief that has come just at the right time. Thanks to you both for all your efforts on our behalf and the very professional way you handled the offer stage with us. It has been quite a process, with lots of forks in the road, but the outcome is perfect and what we feel was meant to be. As we told you before Russ and Ria, we could not have done this without you, so again – thank you!
Mark and Gillie, Gibsons
We really felt we were in good hands with Russ as our agent; he finds the perfect balance between an easy, engaging manner and a practical focus on meeting his clients’ needs. He helped us navigate a multiple offer situation, and his experience, strategic thinking and responsiveness were key in making the process go smoothly. We highly recommend him!
Corinne and Niko
Terri, you are a superstar! Thank you for all you do. You far exceeded any REALTOR’s® service that I’ve ever known. We are lucky to have you as our “new home in Gibsons” champion! Thank you from both of us!
Liz and Paul, Gibsons
Russ and Ria did a terrific job selling my house. They put in the time, energy, and money needed to obtain a sale in a challenging market.
I appreciate very much that they hired a professional photographer, as so many other agents seem to snap their own pictures with cringe worthy results. I was also pleased with their availability; — never did more than a few hours go by without a response to any of my numerous questions, and most often I had an answer within minutes. Russ skillfully educated me in the realities of a buyer’s market, which allowed for completion of a sale that might otherwise have failed. Russ also spent many hours helping me determine my needs, and ultimately finding a piece of land to build on. He was patient and informative, not to mention very organized. It was enjoyable touring properties with him.
Tim, Roberts Creek
We have recently purchased a house in Gibsons and the professional, patient and positive attitude of Russ Qureshi, our realtor, has made the house hunting experience so much easier. His very prompt reply to phone calls and emails was very much appreciated. His knowledge of the areas of the Sunshine Coast helped us in choosing a location. We would highly recommend Russ as a realtor.
Rob & Carol, Gibsons
During the selection of my home in Gibsons I found Russ to be very informative and cooperative at all times. As a widow this was the first time that I had to make a decision to purchase a home and my dealings with Russ were most helpful. Russ’s patience, knowledge, and courtesy were very much appreciated. I would highly recommend Russ Q to anyone seeking Real Estate.
My wife, daughter, dog and I recently sold our condo in Vancouver to move to the Sunshine Coast. We were given Russ as a contact to help us find the dream home that our family was looking for. Like most clients, I’m sure, we had a long list of must haves and deal breakers. When we started looking with Russ our scope of what we wanted was very broad. But with much patience and a lot of diligence on his part, Russ put together several fun filled days of homes to look at. As we visited each home he helped us to sift through all our options and find that perfect home to raise our growing family. Russ made the experience of finding and purchasing our new family home less stressful. He created a relaxed atmosphere and made us feel like old family friends. His hard work and dedication to our search made us feel valued and important. We will continue to praise Russ and Ria and encourage anyone that is looking to buy or sell on the Sunshine Coast to work with them. Many thanks!
Sean, Jen, Mariko & Leroy, Roberts Creek
Dear Russ: My wife and I wish to thank you for your attentive and splendid service in locating our house in B.C. Your diligence and quality of service were greatly appreciated, especially your counsel and recommendations of other professionals who participated in the transfer of title and other pertinent paper- work to complete the sale. We especially were grateful to you for representing us at the closing, since the distance we had to travel was great. Your continued vigilance of our property in our absence is most commending of your commitment to provide excellent and reliable service to your clients. I have no reservations in recommending you to other prospective clients. I hope that this year will be a very successful one for you.
Thomas, Davis Bay
A friend suggested I used Russ Qureshi as my realtor in January/February 2011. Russ was prompt in putting together a comprehensive proposal for sale, and really knew his market. I was selling an older townhouse during a sluggish market. On his advice, I staged the empty apartment, which I might not have done otherwise. He helped me to price it with a realistic price, and it sold within a matter of days. Russ kept me informed from moment to moment through the whole process, which was pretty funny as I was on a road trip to California at the time. The sale moved quickly and easily to completion. He is enthusiastic and easy to work with. I actually enjoyed the whole experience. Thanks.
Thank you for selling my dad’s town house in Gibsons. You went above and beyond my expectations of a realtor’s role. You dealt with my aging father in a kind, caring and professional manner at all times, helping him through this difficult time in his life. Any questions I had were answered clearly and promptly. I would definitely recommend your services as a realtor on the Sunshine Coast!
Zora and I want to personally thank you for the exceptional work you did selling our condo in Gibsons. You never left us hanging and you were very quick from the start with the listing, the photographs, having realtors through and potential buyers. We sold our place much sooner than anticipated and we attribute that to your expertise and knowledge in the Sunshine Coast market. We also want to thank you for assisting us with the purchase of our condo in Sechelt. We truly cannot believe how efficiently and quickly everything unfolded. Of course, we only have you to thank for this. We would highly recommend you without a doubt to others buying or selling in your market.
Zora & Susan, Sechelt
Russ, we want to add our names to your growing list of admiring clients for the work you did in finding us our beautiful home in Wilson Creek and selling our property in Gibsons. You spent hours over many weekends helping us to understand the real estate market on the Sunshine Coast so that we could make the decision that was just right for us. Your knowledge of the real estate market was very reassuring and we felt very comfortable discussing our plans and seeking your opinion. We never felt that you were steering us one way or the other but we know that it was only with your assistance that we made the right decisions. It was great to work with you Russ; you are a true professional and we would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who was looking for the best real estate agent on the Sunshine Coast.
Tom and Kris, Roberts Creek
Our realtor, Russ Qureshi in Gibsons, deserves full marks and more for delivering a quick and painless sale of our property in Sechelt. In just about a month’s time Russ’s eagerness and hard work brought forth numerous interested buyers and “Bingo” a ‘ S A L E’. Our home and the new buyer are a match made in heaven.
Arlyne and Howard, Davis Bay
What a great job Russ did for us! He listed our house and sold it quickly in a tough market. He helped with suggestions and ideas. And through it all he was there to encourage, compliment, ease our minds and, most importantly, stay in touch. He’s honest about market conditions and takes your needs into account while trying to ensure the best scenario for all. We would not hesitate to recommend Russ and believe he’s one of the best negotiators on the Coast. He does what it takes to get buyers and sellers together.
Ruth and Randy, Gibsons
I’m writing this letter to express my deep appreciation for the service you have provided. I’m not sure anymore how many properties we visited with you, must have been well over 40 on the Sunshine Coast. Sometimes we felt we came close to driving you insane with all our wishes, criteria and visions, but you handled every aspect of this journey with great professionalism and authenticity. At the end of this journey, with your endless patience and your total understanding, we ended up with the place we envisioned, a place for the family, a place to build a legacy. Thank you, Russ for being more than a Real Estate Salesman on our journey. You became our trusted guide and we will definitely recommend your service to anybody who wants the right property on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of BC. We will be neighbours soon, take good care.
Richard and Maria, Gibsons
I chose Russ Qureshi after interviewing 3 other top realtors on the Sunshine Coast. He impressed me with his friendliness, professionalism, hard work, and detailed and accurate analysis of the market. His analysis work was far superior to the other realtors. Further, his website and Internet strategy is cutting-edge. Russ was also very honest in recommending a selling price for my home. He worked side by side with me to get my home ready to sell. As a result, my home in Cascade Heights in Sechelt sold in 1 week. I highly recommend Russ and am very confident that he will do a great job for you.
Dan, West Sechelt
It is with great pleasure and happiness that my wife and I share comments on our experience with Russ and Ria Qureshi in the listing and sale of our Sunshine Coast home. While we have bought and sold a number of houses, we have never before encountered such a level of excellence and professionalism. Bravo! The experience at each phase of the sales effort was superior. They took the time to get to know us and our property. They showed innovation in marketing our home, developing prospects, provided useful insights on pre-listing renovations and effective showings and were always available to answer all our questions. All of these tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of competence, humility, integrity, grace and above all patience. They worked with us at every step of the way. My wife and I relied heavily upon their wisdom and counsel. If you are thinking of listing your home, we highly recommend Russ and Ria. They are patient, honest, good people.
Kris and Kirsten, Roberts Creek