Happy clients share their stories and experiences working with Russ Qureshi and Terri Murphy at Coast Lifestyles Network on the Sunshine Coast BC


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. 

Valerie, Gibsons


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.

Janet, Gibsons



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 and Mark, Sechelt


Oh, bless you, Russ, thanks for sticking by us through all these times! Happy we finally have a successful deal for all parties at the end of it all.

Damian, Gibsons


WOW.  That’s simple.. I must say it again Russ,  you have been amazing and I really appreciate your help and support in selling my condo. Cheers,

Louise, Gibsons


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 Ria, Thank you so much for helping us with our next step! We look forward to exploring the Sunshine Coast and our new environment. Regards,

Lenore and Jeff, Gibsons



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.

Cheryl, Gibsons



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 Jackson



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!

Sidney, 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.

Dan, Sechelt 




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

John, Gibsons





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!

Karen, Sechelt




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.  He 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




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 highly recommend Russ and Ria to anyone seeking real estate agents wh0 understand the market on the Sunshine Coast and who do their homework on every property on the market.

Russ and Rita, Gibsons





Russ, you are a terrific REALTOR®! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For everything you do!

Karen, Roberts Creek




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 R!uss!

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




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




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.

Joan, Gibsons




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.

Sally, Gibsons




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!

Christine, Gibsons




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 & 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 Johnson and Kirsten Bradley