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What Our Clients Have to Say...
I am lucky to have worked with Suyin as a first-time home buyer. Suyin came highly recommended by a friend, and I could not have been better taken care of.
Suyin was attentive to what was important to me in a home, and actively searched for the right fit, integrating feedback from viewings. Knowing that I was a first-time buyer, she was instrumental in helping me navigate the process and the nuances, and helped me keep track of the timeline.
Thanks to her, I was able to make a substantial saving on one aspect of my purchase. She is knowledgeable on the neighbourhoods, their history, and the future plans that could impact the value of the home down the line.
Suyin is resourceful and connects you with the right people: from lawyers to inspectors, you can trust her experience. She has good relationships with other realtors, which is key for closing a negotiation where both parties are satisfied with the result. She is conscientious and responsive when questions arise.
Beyond being exceedingly competent and professional, Suyin is, simply put, a joy to be around. She is friendly, funny, and creative. I have no reservations recommending her to friends, and I look forward to working with her again on future real estate transactions.
Thanks to Ivy and Suyin Lim's professional advice, we were able to find our new home. We didn't feel like businesses colleagues, but like family. Both Ivy and Suyin were always available and quick to respond to any inquiries.
We had the privilege of working with Suyin on the purchase of our new home and the sale of condo. Not only did Suyin help find the right home for our family and negotiate a price within our budget, she also put together and executed a marketing plan to a successful sale after one weekend of showings.
We are so happy to have had Suyin help guide us through the process. Both Suyin and Ivy are experienced real estate professionals with a great understanding of a dynamic market. You can trust that they are truly looking out for you!
As a family with young children we are being cautious with our interactions during the pandemic. Suyin made sure that our viewings and showings were always done in a safe manner.
Thank you so much Suyin and Ivy, we could not have done it without you!
Suyin is incredibly professional, very knowledgeable and so warm and easy to work with. Her level of service and responsiveness is exceptional. She took the time to understand my needs and budget and is there every step of the way in navigating the home buying process. Even when my criteria changed she adjusted the types of listings we saw, and helped me weigh the trade-offs with my choice. You know you have an ally with you, as you find your next home. Working with her is such a joy!
Eugene and Elena
In my mind they are only realtors in Great Vancouver. We are working with them for about 20 years. Huge difference from everyone else. Always great results!
Eugene and Elena
We listed our home with Ivy Lim and Suyin Lim and our experience from the day we listed our property to the day the deal was closed was absolutely wonderful. Ivy and Sue are consummate professionals and were very upfront with the way the property should look for viewings and what we needed to do to bring it to that level. Both of them continued to provide excellent advice throughput the listing period and we truly felt that they were working very hard to get us the best deal. It was a delight working with them both and the sale was very satisfactory.
Shilpi and Sanjay
Dear Ivy and Suyin,
We would like to sincerely thank you for helping us to sell our beautiful home on Westwood Plateau. It was a lot of great teamwork among the 4 of us . We felt extremely comfortable in talking to you both.
You handled the booked appointment showings so perfectly and within 1 week our house had sold; something that we were not expecting at all but something that you had indicated may happen. The process of reviewing the offers too was very seamless and professional.
Having known Ivy for 20 years now, when we first bought our home, there is no doubt that Ivy, you are easily the best realtor for this area. You know the Plateau so well and are knowledgeable about each and every home in this area.
Suyin, it has been so nice to get to know you in this process too, and I know we get along so well and talk about so much more than real estate, like food and kids! You, like your Mom, are so professional and so personable too.
We look forward to having your help in buying a home for us , now that we are in the role of buyers, not sellers. I’m sure we will always keep in touch long after when we are settled in our new home and will continue to chat about our shared interests.
Our best wishes,
Shilpi and Sanjay.
Susan & Serge Chung
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the team of Ivy & Suyin for the wonderful job they did in selling our house so fast in such an extreme difficult market condition due to covid-19 pandemic.
We're so happy to have chosen Ivy & Suyin because of their professionalism, timely communication, good and honest advice and trust worthiness. Their knowledge and experience in this tough market really shine through in negotiating the best deal for us.
We decided to put our home up for sales right in the middle of the corona-virus pandemic when BC was going into an emergency lock-down. No open-house or realtor tours were being allowed. We were worried that no one will come to view our home and also afraid that whoever comes to our house may also bring the virus inside our house. Ivy & Suyin was able to draw up a showing protocol that would ensure any one entering our house would have been screened for the virus. Ivy & Suyin also reassured us that they'll do their best to only bring in serious viewers. They told us that there are more to just multiple listing and do open house to expose and sell a house. They explained that there are so much more works involve behind the scene that most people don't realize. Ivy said that she has many contacts from her many years of working in the industry and she'd be busy contacting them through phone calls, email and text etc..she would be promoting and advising them of the new listing even before it hits the MLS.
We had 2 showings within a space of 4 days with 3 and 4 parties respectively. They were all serious buyers. We ended up getting multiple offers including a backup offer. It took Ivy and Suyin less than 10 days to successfully sold our home that we thought would be incredibly hard to sell.
If they can sell houses so successfully in such unexpected challenging condition, just think what they can do in normal condition.
We have no reservation in recommending the team of Ivy & Suyin to friends and family for any of their Real Estate transaction. Thank you.
Susan & Serge Chung
Ivy & Suyin are very professional and Knowledgeable Realtors. They have sold two house of which I had and I wouldn't go with any other Realtors - Thank you. They have a fantastic Marketing plan and in my case it worked - house sold in two days close to asking price. They kept in touch with me on a regular basis - they really know the Market. Their hard work really gets results.
Annie and Walter Lin
Bob and Vida Parsons
Ivy and Suyin are fantastic realtors! During 2019's unusually challenging market, they sold our two condos for us and help us to find and buy our dream home. They are highly experienced, very knowledgeable, and totally professional. Their negotiation skills saved us thousands of $$$.
Ivy and Suyin will listen to your needs and objectives, will formulate a strategy, and will not waste your time.
They are driven to succeed. They are absolutely the best!
Vida and Bob
Nathan and Kusayla Pathmanathan
Dearest Ivy and Suyin
Representing us as our Real Estate Agents with the recent sale of our (investment) Apartment, this Congratulatory note is our greatest way to acknowledge Excellence in both your speedy and smart-savvy quality work ethics. We recognize both of your tremendous competent efforts applied towards the closure of the sales with a quick-turnaround time from the date of listing. Ivy and Suyin, please accept our heartiest Appreciation and Compliments. Keep up your believe to constantly deliver to your clients, the Best Quality in Excellence! Kudos to our “Team Awesome Ivy and Suyin”.
Nathan and Kusayla
Sept 06, 2019
Mother-daughter team, Ivy & Suyin, helped us with the purchase of our dream home in Port Moody and then helped us sell our Vancouver condo in a lower market for above asking price! They are the most knowledgable and determined realtor team I have interacted with. We are very particular people and were extremely choosy with which home we were looking to buy. They were patient and showed us houses that fit our criteria (ie. private backyard, house that feels open and "flows", etc). Ivy has lived in the Coquitlam area for decades, and is very knowledgable and experienced with neighbourhoods / properties in the Tricities.
We found our dream house in Port Moody – they were quick to help us seal the deal even with other couples making offers to the sellers! The purchase was a smooth process and when the contracts were finalized, they even gave us a special housewarming gift. Thanks Ivy & Suyin for helping us obtain this dream home.
Adil H. Chagani
My family and I put our trust in Ivy and Suyin for the sale of our property in Westwood Plateau, after meeting a number of fast-talking realtors from around the neighbourhood. We found that they were both were open and honest with us in terms of what we needed to do pre-sale, kept all their promises and above all were professional from start to (successful) completion.
The toughest part for sellers is to understand what “fair pricing” is for their home, particularly where emotions and false expectation enter the discussion. Beware of realtors willing to list for whatever price you tell them to...chances you will be in for a long selling period and eventual price drops and wasted time in the end.
Ivy and Suyin recommended the “right” list price and we sold for tens of thousands above asking in a tough market. We have no hesitation recommending them...suggest they are well worth listening to.
Adil H. Chagani
We have been working with Suyin & Ivy for many years and have recommended them to friends & family. It is very rare that you have the opportunity to deal with a team that focuses on the best interests of their clients or in their case their partners especially with so many questionable real estate agents in the market. During our move from Toronto to Vancouver in 2011, Suyin & Ivy helped us tremendously in finding our dream home. Their strengths include their ability to build authentic and long lasting relationships before, during and after the sale cycle, extensive experience in the lower mainland and their combined knowledge of the dynamic real estate market. They are a joy to work with and I would highly encourage anyone to partner with Suyin & Ivy if you are interested in selling or buying a property.
Working with Ivy and Suyin was a most pleasurable experience, they made home buying very easy. The tirelessly worked at viewing properties, arranging appointments and researching information about properties. After possession they continued to help in every way possible . They really cared about finding the right home for me.
Excellent Service. I have dealt with Ivy Lim for quite awhile now and have not hesitated to refer her to friends. Now kids are dealing with her daughter Suyin. Mom and daughter team are awesome. They never hesitate to help you in researching the right house for you and providing you guidance and input on your purchases. Very accommodating and friendly and will go out of their way to service you. Will hand hold you all thru the process. Not only did we gain a great realtor but we also gained a friend. Very well recommended.
Jennifer & Shelton Liu
我们是在7年前自己到处看房子时偶然碰到正在做开放日的Ivy, 在人不多的时候，问了问她一些情况，Ivy 非常热心地给我们一一解答，而且针对我们的情况给了一些真诚的建议。我们觉得建议非常实际，而且她待人热情实在，认真听取我们的需求，从不急着催促我们作出决定，而是给我们充足的时间考虑。在她的非常专业的服务下，我们很快找到了一处喜欢的住宅，就是我们现在都很满意的家。两年前，我们打算再购买一处公寓作为投资，第一个念头就是给Ivy 打电话，问问她的意见和购买时机。又是在她的指导和建议下，我们按着自己的时间进度和经济实力，购进了一个投资房。Ivy 热情开朗的性格和专业负责的服务加上她的善解人意和不催不促，是我们推荐给朋友们的主要原因。
Jennifer & Shelton
Lynn and Rick MacLeod
Dear Ivy and Suyin,
Lynn and I want you to let you know how pleased we were with the both of you and thank you for your exceptional work on our recent home sale. Right from the first meeting and the market appraisal your level of experience and professionalism was very apparent.
From the listing price, to the advice on staging and presenting our home you were both spot on.
Together you were able to attract the appropriate clients quickly and present our home in the best
It was obvious that your knowledge of the area and keen negotiating skills, garnered us the best price, in a very difficult market.
We greatly appreciated and enjoyed working with both of you. You can be sure we will recommend you to all our friends and family.
Rick & Lynn MacLeod
Suyin and Ivy's professionalism is unmatched. Their knowledge and responsiveness really helped put us at ease whenever purchasing a place whether it be an apartment, a rental property, or our current home. We can't imagine ever using anyone else!
To Whom it May Concern:
Our choice in picking Ivy and Suyin in selling our house in Westwood Plateau, Coquitlam and downsizing by buying a condo in Burnaby turned out to be the perfect choice for us. Ivy lives this area so she knows the Westwood Plateau, Coquitlam market very well and she constantly monitors the activity. Suyin knows the higher volume and fast moving condo market very well. We were able to utilize their expertise in their respective areas very well. Selling a large home in Westwood Plateau where you had to be patient and buying a condo in the fast moving market where you had to move and react fast was very challenging, we had to adjust our mentality from one end of the spectrum to another quickly. In the end we are very happy with the final results of our 2 transactions. These two are a fabulous mother and daughter tandem, they are easy to work with and we were all on the same page in every aspect of our selling and buying process. They are very trustworthy, reliable and timely in servicing your needs and inquiries. I would strongly recommend them to any future buyers and sellers of homes, they’ll do a fabulous job for you. I wish them all the best.
Steve Kim, CPA, CGA
Suyin and Ivy Lim have expressed a complete dedication to me with their services. They have listened to my needs and within a short period of time, I have found and purchased my residence. Their services were used twice while in BC. In accomplishing my goal, they act most expediently which makes for an easier transition. I thank them and without a doubt I would use their services again.
To Future, Present and Past Clients, Friends and Family:
I have known Ivy for almost 20 years. Being from a family of award winning Realtors myself, I know what it takes to be hardworking and have integrity in the real estate business and Ivy is that kind of successful Realtor.
When I retired from real estate and it was time for me to sell my house I knew without a doubt whom I would call. Ivy and Suyin did a fantastic job marketing my home. They came and helped many times with staging and helped in all the little details. Of course, my house was sold in a timely manner and they supported me and my family every step of the way. I would not hesitate to recommend Ivy and Suyin Lim to any one needing to sell or buy a home.
I started working with Ivy many years ago, and since then have also worked with Suyin. They have assisted me in successfully closing several purchases and sales over the years. They are both highly professional, hard working, patient and always provide wonderful wisdom and guidance that is in the best interest of their clients. I respect their honesty and dedication.
I highly recommend both Ivy and Suyin for all your future real estate transactions.
I am taking this opportunity to thank them both so much for everything they have done for me.
Shamsa Jessa and family
I owe a deep debt of gratitude to the mother-and-daughter team of Ivy and Suyin Lim for the sale of our Westwood Plateau home late last year (2017). Ivy and Suyin were with us and by our sides from start to finish. Their advice and guidance was informed by thoughtful, cautious, and thorough research. This being my third transaction with them over a period of ten years, I know Ivy and Suyin well. They are both down-to-earth professionals in their fields, with the kind of personalities that immediately make you feel comfortable with them. Ivy and Suyin are positive, upbeat, and forward-looking, while still taking care to ensure that you are realistic about your expectations, whether you are buying or selling though them.
With Ivy and Suyin, it's truly a two-for-one deal. Choose them, and you will benefit from Ivy's 25 years of experience with a specialization in Coquitlam and Westwood Plateau, as well as from Suyin's savvy perfectionism and keen eye for detail - they even staged my home for me!
In the end, we received multiple offers within five days of listing our home - this at a time when the facts were telling us that it was getting increasingly difficult to part with a detached home. Thank you, Ivy and Suyin, for your friendship and services over these years. Best wishes for 2018 and beyond.
Shamsa Jessa and family
" Looking for your first home is an extremely exciting milestone. I had so many questions ranging from how to figure out your budget to the meanings of commonly used vocabulary in the real estate business. I had the privilege of working with both Ivy and Suyin Lim. This mother-daughter team is so well educated, knowledgeable and such professionals at what they do.
They were extremely accommodating throughout my whole hunt and always made themselves available. My enquiries were even answered into the late hours. They made my experience so memorable and such an enjoyable one. When it’s time to look to venture into the market again, there’s no doubt that I will be seeking out their expertise, time and time again. "
Anil and Sangeeta Gulati
We really appreciate all your efforts to get our ‘First Dream House”. We think that it was not possible without you, as you were deeply involved with us in getting our new home. You have taken care of all our needs and priorities which we were looking for in our new home. We appreciate your help, kindness and patience. Overall we also want to thank your Mom Ivy Lim for her time to time guidance with the property we used to see.
ANIL AND SANGEETA GULATI
I just wanted you to know how pleased we both were with the job that you did for us. It really was the first interview we had with you that convinced my husband to list with you. I trust his opinion so that was good enough for me. When I met you I also was impressed. I know that you will do a great job for all of your new clients. I will always recommend you as the gal who sold our house for almost listing price!!!! Thanks for putting up with our type A personalities.
xo C.&T. Morgan
Shahram Khodabandeh Shahraki
It is my pleasure to recommend M/S Ivy Lim and her professional team from Re/Max Realtor and providing realtor services to you. During the 3 months in the summer 2012 I have worked directly with Ivy and her daughter Suyin on numerous offers they obtained from their buyers on my house open house and show cases.
Ivy and her team offer top-notch quality, integrity, skill, straightforward, honest and professional service. Across the board, I am always pleased with their work & performance.
I believe that their creativity and knowledge of direct mailing strategies led to that success. Please consider Ivy and her team for all your buy/purchase property projects. I recommend them and look forward to working with them again.
Shahram Khodabandeh Shahraki
November 12 2012
Mark & Leslie Severson
1411 Garibaldi Place
Coquitlarn BC V6E-2S6
Dear Ivy and Suyin Lim,
Please accept this letter as a sign of the deep appreciation Leslie and I have for the way the two of you handled the sale of our home. From our first meeting, as we interviewed Real estate Representatives, you both gave us a sense of confidence that we had a property that was indeed marketable and an unvarnished understanding of what to expect through the sales process. Not only were the two of you available for all of our questions, you brought many ideas forward that significantly assisted with the sale.
Your marketing tools were solid and your vast experience of the marketplace allowed us to focus on the things we needed to do to facilitate our move. There was a positive line of communication following each and every showing which allowed Leslie and I to make subtle changes to aide in the sale of the property. We were extremely pleased to hear that you had a buyer for our home only a week after it went on the market. Leslie and I certainly made the right choice in hiring you.
Jim Pattison Group
Managing Director- Corporate Marketing
David & Cheryl
To Whom It May Concern
When we wanted to sell our house at 3077 Mulberry Place, Coquitlam, B.C. in July 2001 because of a job relocation, we decided to have it listed with Ivy Lim.
Ivy was very professional and helpful and we felt very confident with her services throughout the entire process. Furthermore, our house was on the market for less than 2 weeks before it was sold. Needless to say, we were very pleased that it sold so quickly, as we could then spend more time concentrating on our other relocation plans. We were really counting our blessings that Ivy was our Real Estate Agent!
Right from the very beginning till the day the sale of our house was completed, we were always very happy with the services that Ivy had provided us. We would not hesitate recommending her to anyone who is interested in using her services and expertise.
David & Cheryl
November 8, 2008.
I am writing this letter to thank you for the excellence of service you provided to us, once again, in the selling of our investment property in Burnaby.
As you know you were our realtor when we were looking for a new home for us 7 years ago. Your hard work, dedication and the talent you have in understanding your client's needs helped us find a property that we consider our "dream home".
Appreciating this fact when we thought it was time to sell a property we own in Burnaby the only person who came to mind for us was you. We knew that once again you will apply your expertise and skills and represent us as sellers this time. I am very happy to say that you surpassed our expectations once again.
I am sure that the professional relationship you have built with us is going to continue for years to come. Thanks once again.
October 22, 2001
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
We have had the opportunity to work with Mrs. Ivy Lim of RE/MAX Sabre Realty and I certainly would not hesitate to recommend her for the purchase or the sale of your house.
We bought and sold our house with Ivy's expertise. Her knowledge and professionalism have made this a wonderful experience.
Wes and Gladys Cron
Since 2001, we always chose Ivy Lim to be our realtor because she listens to our needs and gives professional, objective advise every time. Thank you Ivy for the great service and advise.
Wes and Gladys Cron
October 8th, 2008
To whom it may concern:
To have worked with Ms. Ivy Lim for the sale of my property, #7, 2979 Panorama Drive, Coquitlam, V3E 2W8, is one of the most gratifying experience I had with a real estate agent. Not only did Ivy guided me through the whole process with realistic advice and professionalism, she frequently offers warm and friendly support to my concerns. In the recent buyers' market, Ms. Lim has proved to be one of the most efficient and connected persons in the business, I'd recommend her to my friends any day.
Vince & Anna Marie Muto
Tuesday, October 16, 2001
To Whom It May Concern
Re: Ivy Lim
We have known Ivy since 1993 when she sold our home. She found us another house and has since sold this one as well.
During Ivy's contracts with us she demonstrated excellent communication skills, and knowledge in the real estate business. She knows the market and areas very well and is a very dependable person. Ivy is very polite, pleasant, and hard working. She truly tries to obtain the best dollar when she is selling your home and in purchasing for you she looks for a home that meets the customers demands.
We are impressed by Ivy's excellent service and diligence, and would not hesitate to recommend her to any family or friends who require a real estate broker.
Vince & Anna Marie Muto
Annemarie & Percy
Thank you so much for your efforts to sell our house. We greatly appreciate your hard working and every vigorous attempt to promote our house and keep it well exposed in the market in the past few months. Your quick and informative responses to our questions helped us a lot. We'd like to say thanks again for your exceptional quality service and wish you every success in the years to come.
Our warmest regards,
Annemarie & Percy
Dear Ms. Lim,
Forest Lawn and Ocean View Cemeteries and Funeral Homes recently participated with the Realtors of Greater Vancouver, and the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver as a major sponsor in the Multi-Cultural Night 2003. We would like to acknowledge you as a "realtor who cares", and congratulate you for participating in the program, and commend you for putting your resources and your name behind such a worthy cause. It is professional individuals such as yourselves who see the need to give back to the community they serve and do so willingly.
We appreciated the opportunity to participate in the events of Multi-Cultural Night and to be associated as a co-sponsor along with yourselves in such a worthwhile endeavor.
Donna Wagner Western Canada Market Manager