Vancouver Real Estate Agent for over 22 years (est. in 1999)
More than $500 million in sales
More than 500 real estate transactions
Specializing in Downtown, Northshore, East Vancouver and the Westside
Real Estate Investor specializing in Rentals
I have been helping clients buy and sell real estate across Vancouver more than 22 years. Watching this city change and grow and helping people become successful in real estate is my passion. I would describe myself as a uniquely talented property investor, focused on putting the quality of a location, property/building and home/condo at the forefront with all Buyers. As a listing realtor, my competitive advantage is market valuations - using market data to accurately forecast selling prices so that the best list price can be selected to generate maximum return. I am consistently focused on a listing plan and execution: PREPARATION. MARKETING. TIMING. My job is to ensure that your property's selling potential is acheived in the current market conditions. Whatever your price range, my knowledge, experience, integrity and patience will ensure you receive the best advice and make the best decisions in real estate.
After graduating from the University of Victoria, my interest in architectural design, urban planning and financial investing lead me to real estate with Royal LePage Sussex. I purchased my first house in North Vancouver at the age of 25 and promptly renovated and sold it, reinvesting into a Yaletown condominium that I continue to manage as a rental. I know first-hand that the real estate market is anything but created equal. For me, it’s all about preparation and patience. With thorough analysis and a calculated, non-emotional approach to negotiation, there is no need to overpay in the high-priced Vancouver market.
At the heart of my business is the relationship I have with my clients. I outsource almost all business support so that the majority of my time is spent one-on-one. My unique approach to market analysis helps you identify opportunities in the market that are not easily recognized by general, high-level market opinions. Expertise in municipal zoning bylaws and construction requirements provides valuable insight to my clients about how properties can be postively or negatively impacted by future changes. I encourage my clients to look further––to sell real estate only if their goal is to reinvest into something more secure with greater long term potential. If that means not selling, I will be the first to tell you.
I believe strongly in the value of finding the right community. I live with my wife, Vanessa, and our 2 sons, Ari and Nate in the Fraser/Mountainview neighbourhood in East Vancouver. I value time with my family and friends, and look forward to wherever our next family trip abroad might take us. My hobbies include architecture, travel, golf and hockey.
My clients, friends and family have learned to count on me to use real estate as a way to build personal wealth. Nearly all of my business orginates from positive referrals of past and repeat clients. Selling or buying a home is one of the largest financial transactions you will make in your lifetime––I ensure you make smart, strategic decisions to maximize your financial goals.
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Dan has helped us find 2 homes in Metro Vancouver, the most recent a house in Port Coquitlam that we absolutely love. Dan’s expert knowledge of the area and enthusiasm made the process enjoyable and stress free! Additionally, his dynamic marketing strategy worked brilliantly to sell our condo within 2 weeks. We will absolutely use Dan in the future and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone in the Vancouver market.
Buying our first home was an exciting and low stress process thanks to Dan. He really listened to what we wanted and knew what we would be able to afford. The result was something lower than our maximum offer amount and a home that is perfect for us as first time home buyers and newlyweds.
Buying my first condo was a whirlwind experience and Dan made it interesting and enjoyable. Although I knew what I was generally looking for, Dan was invaluable for helping look at the details and he always stayed patient while I asked a million questions. Without him I wouldn't have found the perfect home that I live in now.
I had a very short timeframe for purchasing a property for my growing family in the tri-cities area and Dan was up for the challenge. He was very personable, practical, and honest! I appreciate his hard work and dedication to working with me during a very busy sellers market!
Selling my home with Dan was a positive and easy experience, despite the many challenges of the sale. Even in a rapidly changing market, I felt calm and confident that Dan could professionally navigate the constant fluctuations and issues that arose. As a first-time home seller, I had endless questions and concerns. Dan was available and able to answer everything and provide guidance based on his years of experience. I really appreciate all of Dan's help and I will be using him again in the future for my next purchase.
From the very first moment we met you last November 2015, we had the feeling that you are the right person to help us finding the perfect place in Vancouver.
We, a couple from Germany, and our daughter Lisa, who studies at UBC, like Vancouver very much from the minute we all got here. But the problem is with this town, you easily get distracted to find the right place, because it is nice everywhere around here. That was the moment where you took over, Dan: You grew up here, you know every single area, how it was, how it is and even how it is going to be in the future. But further, Dan, you have the talent to feel what your client feels or is looking for. No, that is not quite correct, because in our case you even knew before us, what we were looking for! Last November we were kind of addicted to find a place near UBC and you could have easily sold us a place out there. But you said, take your time, experience how it is there or in and around Downtown.
You did not put any pressure on us, as it would be in our country. You wanted to know us more and we kept in touch being back in Germany. During this time, you showed our daughter a couple of places and answered all the 1000s of questions Germans have! Coming back this August 2016 you only had to show us 5 places in the perfect spot of Yaletown and there it was, what we all liked the minute we entered the condo. Within 10 days we could take possession of our condo. Thanks a lot to you Dan.
We purchased a house in 2016 through Dan, who was referred to us by a friend in the real estate development space. As a couple looking for a detached house in the highly competitive market in Vancouver, he was able to leverage his relationships and knowledge to position us with the purchase of choice. When it came to sealing the deal, he put on a masterful display of staying on point when it mattered, while also dealing with a brand new baby. He’s a guy you can trust to get the job done. Thanks Dan!
From start to finish we really enjoyed working with Dan and we ended up with a home exactly where we wanted to be. He listened to us, when he shared his own views he backed it up with data and he took the time to show us around neighbourhoods. Dan's experience and skill really shone at two times for us. First, he kept us focused on what we wanted when there was so much competition and so many directions we could go during the process. Second, he closed the deal smoothly. Thanks Dan. We happily recommend you.