Testimonials

  • “If you want a creative, effective, strategic team of realtors, we would highly recommend Brian Higgins and Michelle Porter. We’ve known Brian for years and his integrity, professionalism, incredible knowledge, and authentic way-of-being, have always stood out for us.  When we decided to sell, it was an easy decision regarding who we’d want to have representing us and our home. Now that Brian has partnered with Michelle, they have double the reach and double the creativity to prepare a unique strategy for every client.  Together they are a powerhouse team.” Chris and Tana Heminsley

    - Chris and Tana Heminsley
  • I enlisted Brian to sell my 2,500 square foot waterfront sub-penthouse in Yaletown last year.  I chose Brian for his outstanding in-depth knowledge of the Yaletown condo market, his professional approach and his results-oriented attitude.  Taking into account the rare and unique nature of our 5 bedroom condo with a 270 degree views, Brian developed a tailor-made, marketing program which focused on real, capable buyers rather than using a mass market strategy which many other brokers would have employed.  This focused approach generated results, while sparing my family from an endless stream of open houses and tourist-like viewers. Brian is a pleasure to work with – thoughtful, respectful, innovative and flexible – and he loves what he does. If you are looking for a realtor to help you sell your property, note that his motto - “your address, my passion” is much more than simple words.

    - Michael Stein
  • I had the great pleasure of meeting and working with Brian (Higgins) and the team at yvr4sale this past year and it was nothing short of an absolute joy! Not only was Brian successful in finding me the perfect condo in my desired neighborhood, he was also there for me every step of the way. I’ve worked with a number of realtors over the years but I can say without hesitation that I’ve never met one that conducted himself with such immense professionalism and regard for his clients. From our first meeting and beyond, Brian represented his industry with excellence and provided me with the highest level of attention every step of the way. Brian not only provides real estate services, he ensures he understands exactly what his clients are looking for and stays true to those goals throughout the entire search – he would never compromise the perfect find for an alternative sale. Brian is more than a realtor – his background allows him to provide excellent financial guidance while giving full insight into the investment possibilities of each property you consider. As well, Brian has a wealth of resources in his network and is happy to share them with you so that your experience is the best it can be. A few words that come to mind when I think of the team at yvr4sale are: ethical; efficient; effective; respectful; professional; intelligent; knowledgeable – they are simply put, wonderful people.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend that you trust one of your biggest financial investments with Brian and his team at yvr4sale – they are amazing. Judy Christianson | Principal | Christianson & Company

    - Judy Christianson
  • I had the opportunity to work with Brian on two successful transactions - both a purchase and a sale. He, and his team, are very responsive and have a deep knowledge of the market. This allows them to generate great outcomes for their customers. Whether it’s running a thoughtful sales process to ensure you receive full value, or getting you into the right property.

    - Graham Flater
  • Michelle Porter did a fantastic job both in helping me find and purchase a great apartment, and then with the sale of it when we didn't need it any more. She went above and beyond what normal Realtors do. Since we were no longer in Vancouver she arranged for a housekeeper and a carpet cleaner to get the apartment ready to show. She noticed a gas smell coming from the fireplace on one of the balconies and took care of it for me, calling the strata manager and letting the Teresen gas guys in. Due to her advise and expertise, I ended up getting substantially more for the apartment than I thought I would. If we ever decide to purchase again. in Vancouver, we will definitely be calling Michelle to help us find and negotiate for the perfect place.

    - M.C.
  • In June, 2009, Michelle Porter listed and sold our apartment in five days, on a no-conditions offer at a good price, and despite the three outstanding engineering reports on the building. That alone shows Michelle's great work, and we were impressed. Two weeks after papering this first deal, the buyer's financing fell through and Michelle stepped up, re-listing the property and marketing it again. She also provided her own resources to the buyer in the search for alternative financing, and was relentless in working to keep the deal alive. We accepted a back-up offer at the same price as the first deal seven days after relisting. Michelle did not hesitate to re-list and continue to show our property with enthusiasm, even though she had already earned her commission and the first sale was still pending (though troubled). Effectively, Michelle did more than double the normal work to sell our apartment, and succeeded in selling it twice in twelve days. It was an incredible result. Michelle is a polished professional with business savvy and great industry experience. We were consistently pleased with her communication style, and she made every effort to sooth our worries when trouble appeared. Michelle is the most adroit real estate agent we have ever worked with, and truly understands the business. We have no inhibitions recommending Michelle to friends, family and colleagues, and will always ask her to assist in our own transactions.

    - K. Burns and T. Tucker
  • Anxious to start off our new life in LA, my husband and I took a chance on putting our home on the market in Vancouver in the middle of WINTER (!?). In spite of what appeared to be odds working against us as we bumped up against Christmas holidays we were lucky (or clever ;) enough to align ourselves with the awesome Michelle Porter. In less than a month, our condo was sold and we were ready to hit the road. Michelle was a great ally in the trenches and worked her butt off to lock things in for us against all odds! I'd recommend this fine lady to any and all!

    - Chantal