Testimonials

Please read some of my clients’ testimonials to see what they liked best about my service.

  David Setton gets the job done

"In my experience David Setton gets the job done. He's a man of his word, detailed, knowledgeable, internet savvy and has a long extensive background in real estate sales/development. For the first time and after five previous house sale transactions between 1974 & 2014 I'm finally very pleased with my realtor. Excellent value - highly recommended!"


Hugh

  The brochure made our place look like a million dollars!

"After a long 2 year search we finally found the home we had been looking for….given the market we had to act fast and make a clean offer.  Thankfully our bid won the day and with a fast approaching 60 days closing it was time to turn our minds to selling our townhouse.  With a tight timeline we wanted to avoid carrying two mortgages so it was important that we price our townhouse right to ensure a quick sale but not too low that we undersell our asset.


We interviewed a number of realtors and looked at what they were proposing to do to market our properties.  One of the realtors we interviewed was the "local realtor" who lived in our area, knew it really well and had marketed a number of homes recently in our complex.  The local realtor promised that they had a "list" of potential buyers from other listings and could ensure a quick sale.  They recommended an asking price around $40,000 lower than what we ultimately listed it at.  Unlike the local realtor, David was not familiar with the area but during the interview process he took the time to get to know the areas amenities and advantages and we were convinced that he could do a good job explaining our units particular advantages to buyers.   We agreed on a listing price for our unit which was one of the larger units in the complex and the only 3 Bedroom unit with a separate family room, signed the listing and David began the sales process.    In short order David had booked the professional measurement company (very important as units are often much larger than what the strata certificate states), a photographer and the first realtor Open House the following Thursday.  With a lot of elbow grease from us and great photography, the brochure made our place look like a million dollars! 


After two successful Open Houses (on World Cup Final Sunday no less), we sold our unit at $17,000 over asking (a record price for our complex) with no subjects and closing dates that suited our timing, all in just over a week.  As an aside, the local realtor from our area who had a "list" of buyers didn’t bring any offers.

 

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend David to anyone who appreciates the effort it takes to truly market a property and achieve the best price for your most valuable asset."


Graeme and Nancy

  We Received 2 offers in Less than two Weeks!

“David is an exceptionally capable realtor. Having been both a seller and buyer, we were able to witness David's trustworthy and uncompromisingly honest character throughout the process. We first met David while viewing one of his listings at an open house. He was very approachable and had a great smile, but what really impressed us was his marketing material. It was very professionally done and most certainly presented a home at its best. It was an easy choice to use David as our realtor when we decided to sell. He well-educated us with market conditions and explained the difference between a buyer's and seller's market. He helped to price our home accurately and because of David's strong negotiating skills, we received 2 offers in less than 2 weeks and sold our home close to asking price. He is an excellent communicator and always kept us well-informed. His years of construction experience also helped us in making educated decisions on homes we were viewing. David has worked tirelessly for our family and we have come to know him as a competent professional and caring friend. We have no reservations in recommending David to anyone who is selling or purchasing a home.”

 

Wilfred and Eleni

  The Personal Attention we Received from David was Exceptional

We have known David Setton for many years, but this was the first time we were utilizing his business expertise.

 

The personal attention we received from David was exceptional, and he provided consistent communication during the listing, showing and quick selling of our home.David was always professional and prompt, and he answered every question thoughtfully and thoroughly. What stands out most about David is that he genuinely cares about his clients and it shows!

 

We have no hesitation in recommending David to anyone who could benefit from his services. It was a positive and smooth transition experience with David in selling our home and downsize in to a condo.


Evelyn

  David sold our house, achieving $100,000 over asking price in a remarkable four days!

"We interviewed several real estate agents before deciding upon David Setton to sell our house at in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver. We were very impressed with David’s energy, ideas, honesty, and commitment. He was hands-on from the very beginning, taking notes and working with a professional photographer to ensure that our property was viewed in the very best manner. We really appreciated David’s willingness to go the extra mile. He successfully sold our house, achieving our desired price, ($100,000 over asking price) in a remarkable four days! David did an exceptional job of selling our house. We would readily engage David’s services again."

 

Monica & Brian

  Appreciated his honesty, expertise and genuine care

"We would have no hesitation recommending David to anyone looking to buy or sell. We very much appreciated his honesty, expertise and genuine care for our interests. He worked extremely hard on the sale of our house in a challenging market, solving problems proactively and going well beyond what we would have expected of an agent. He is personable, earnest and a pleasure to work with."


Paul and Dee

  Appreciated your Expertise and Guidance

"Thank you for all your hard work with the sale of my condo. I was very attached to my home of 18 years, but you made the selling process a good experience. I really appreciated your expertise and guidance through the offer and counter-offer process. At the end, I was pleased with how everything worked out. I will definitely keep and share your contact details."


Kevin

  Sold and Bought in One Week

"We recently worked with David when we decided to upsize our home, and with his easy to use online resources, commitment to clients and invaluable advice, we found our new home and sold our old one in the span of a week!

David exceeded our expectations in every way, from his professional marketing materials to his friendly demeanor with agents and prospective buyers. His extensive experience gave us the confidence we needed during negotiations. We would not hesitate to recommend David and we hope we will get the opportunity to work with him again in the future."


Hilary and Glen

  Highly Recommend David

"I highly recommend David. Everything from the professionally produced brochure to his direct mail campaign was a cut above the rest. He was relentless when negotiating and he was always looking out for our best interests. He was able to generate multiple offers and sell our home in under a month in a softer market. He made the process easy and stress free. I would not hesitate to use David's real estate services again in the future."

 

Livio Gambone

  I could not have achieved this success without you

"Thank you for all of your help. I know that you have worked really hard on this. I wouldn't have started this process if you had not called me. I would have continued to go to many open houses month after month. I have great appreciation for all your efforts in making the sale of my home a big success. I appreciate your not pressuring me when I told you my budget. Your hard work and honest advice helped me to sell my home quickly and at a substantially higher than asking price. Having a really good realtor like you who offers expert and honest advice is paramount. As a seller, I understand you are not a magician. However, I do need to act on your recommendations (eg staging the property, doing the necessary renovations, pricing it correctly, etc). You held an incredible open house. Not to mention the food and professional brochures. By guiding the perspective buyers/agents I was able to sell for the best possible price. I could not have achieved this success without you. Thanks again. This has been a much less stressful event than I thought it would be.”


Hugh Chan

  He Helped us price our Condo Accurately
"David was professoinal and knowledgeable.  He helped us price our condo accurately and he helped us stage it attractively.  We do not believe we would have got as quick a sale as we did without his help."

Chris & Jacqui
  Professional and Knowledgeable
"David Setton is a professional and knowledgeable realtor whose solid research and strong negotiation skills resulted in the purchase of our home. We found David’s straightforward disposition and his residential development and building construction experience invaluable. When we visited open houses, he provided both positive and negative inputs based on objective analysis so that we can make an informed decision. When we were ready to make an offer, he conducted research and provided detailed data of comparables. The level of service he provided was first class, and continued even after closing. We can safely say that it is rare to find people like David who sincerely is always looking out for your best interest. We do not hesitate in recommending his services and we will definitely contact David again in the future."

Jae Lee
 
  Advantage Over Other Realtors
"My husband and I hired David Setton to sell our condo in Kitsilano. He gave us great advice on how to prepare the apartment, had professional photos taken, and was completely dedicated to getting us the best deal. David’s level of commitment and responsiveness was fantastic. He went out of his way to give us great service and with his efforts our condo sold in a very short time and at a good price given the depressed market at the time. He then undertook the task of finding us a new house on the North Shore. His property development experience gave us an edge in looking at houses with determining functionality of layouts and quality of construction. He definitely provides an advantage over other realtors. David’s straightforwardness was refreshing and we felt assured that he was looking after our best interests. The whole selling and buying experience was less stressful and more successful because David was working with us, and for us.”

Chris & Darien
  David is the man!
“We would definitely recommend David to anyone who is looking for a keen, enthusiastic realtor. His experience in real estate development makes his knowledge of building construction and unit layout invaluable. We gave him our criteria and he was very helpful in finding proprieties that suited our needs, and was available when ever it was convenient for us to see a property. During the showing he helped us narrow down what works and what doesn’t based on our needs. It was great to have him every step of the way to give honest and un-biased opinions on the properties we viewed. Within one month of working with David, we bought our condo. David was great with the negotiation processes, doing lots of research on comparable sales so we knew the best price to offer. His method of offer presentation is the best – there were no anxious days of waiting for a response. If you want to buy or sell a home with a realtor who will treat you as his top priority – David is the man!”

Dorothy & Doug
 
  Extremely Impressed with the Service
"David made everything so easy for us and went over and above our expectations.  As first time home buyers, my wife and I had no idea where to begin. We had a lot of questions and concerns about getting into the market at a young age, but David made everything so easy for us and went over and above our expectations. From pick up and drop off, area specific analysis of each place, we were given all the information that we needed to make an informed decision about buying our home. David made our experience pleasant and practically stress-free. We both were extremely impressed with the service and advice we were given and would strongly recommend David Setton to anyone thinking of buying or selling a house."

Ryan & Robyn
  He Did Exactly What He Promised!
"I first met David at an open house he was hosting in our building and was impressed with his professionalism, pleasant attitude and sense of humour. He didn’t seem like the typical real estate agent – he actually knew what he was talking about, was respectful and direct. I was thinking of selling our apartment and decided to interview him after finding out that he had quickly sold a similar suite in our building for a good price. We have a baby so it was important to us to sell the apartment quickly because it is so difficult to stage an apartment with baby clutter everywhere. David implemented his market strategy quickly and within one week of signing with him we had professional photos taken, listed our place and sold it during the first open house weekend for asking price! He did exactly what he promised. I would recommend David to anyone selling or buying a home in Vancouver."

Sandy Abley
  The Property that Fit Our Needs.
"We met David at Tapestry Park in Fairview. We were both pushing our toddlers on the swings and he introduced himself. When we mentioned that we were thinking of purchasing our first home in Vancouver, we exchanged business cards. The next day we were impressed to see that he had followed up with us by sending five or six listing in the condominium building fronting the park. David is not only a knowledgeable real estate agent, he is also a genuine individual. He shared his opinions on the properties that we viewed together and provided us with both the positive and negative attributes for each home. His development background was invaluable, and by showing us a variety of homes, we were quickly able to determine the property that fit our needs."

Kathryn & Andrew