"I had an excellent experience working with Paul. I feared that living out of province would make selling my condo in Victoria a significant challenge. His expert advice and efforts made the process smooth. He was always available by phone or email for updates and to answer any questions. He was professional in dealing with the tenants that occupied the condo, and the other owners in building. He arranged for necessary repairs to completed and he made excellent recommendations for other services required to complete the sale. I would highly recommend working with Paul."

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Paul is an outstanding real estate agent. He has deep knowledge of the Greater Victoria area and gave us excellent advice on the appeal and character of different neighborhoods throughout the city. A highly thoughtful and dedicated agent, Paul devoted a lot of time to our house hunting and provided great insight into the value and relative pricing of every house we viewed. He is an excellent communicator and was always available in person or by phone all day long. Paul has a great sense of strategy and negotiation, which grounded us and helped us avoid paying more than necessary for our house in Cedar Hill. As a former member of the Forces, he also helps a lot of military families with real estate in Victoria.


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We have just purchased a home in Brentwood Bay with Paul Holland as our realtor.   He was always prompt in his meeting times, very efficient and polite and very thorough (he walked through the neighbourhood with my husband and asked questions of the people in the area about living there).  Because he has helped so many people over the years, buying and selling homes, he has a great deal of  practical experience to help his clients make the right choice.  We very much appreciated his time and effort and would highly recommend him to help you in your search for a new home, investment property or to sell your current home.  Michael and Darcy Winkel

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Very happy with the whole process. Paul is very helpful, honest and knowledgeable. Communication was always great. He is very efficient and professional plus he has a great personality. Highly recommend him.

 
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We had an excellend experience working with Paul Holland.  He helped us understand the pros and cons of each home we visited to ensure we made an informed decision about which to purchase.

We have recommended Paul to family and friends, and we'd definitely use his services again.

Diana and Brian.

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We used the services of Paul Holland 22 years ago when buying our first home. We were very pleased with his steadfast dedication. 

 

This year, when we made the decision to downsize, we didn’t hesitate to call upon Paul once more. He was invaluable during the process of selling our house as well as our search for a smaller place in a very challenging market for buyers. We sought his advice on many occasions and he never let us down.  He was the calming force in the midst of our stressful moments.  Thanks to Paul and team, we had a successful conclusion in selling our house and we were able to secure the right place for us.  The results have been very comforting as we enter a new chapter in our lives.

We definitely will recommend Paul to family and friends.

 Rick & Sandy W.

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Paul is extremely thorough and very thoughtful in preparing and executing a sale. He also develops a marketing strategy based on experience and market conditions to ensure the best outcome for his clients. His assistant, Issy, also contributes by keeping clients informed and ensuring that everything is in order.    Fred & Barb W.
 

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I truly enjoyed working with Paul, and I learned a lot! His up-to-date comparisons with similar properties in my area made all the difference in selling my condo: I knew what to ask as a selling price, and why. Paul used his proven strategies for getting people in the door, and his viewing-by-viewing feedback was concise and helpful. Paul lets you know right away that he is in it for the long term, and it was a real pleasure working with him.            A. Bushell  

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We were referred to you by our parents because they had such a good experience with you and we couldn't be happier. You told us the good and the bad of all the places and never hid anything from us. Took a year and a half and lots of patience from you to find our house but we are so happy that is was you that helped us find our first home to raise our growing family. ‎Thank you Paul!   
Heather and Ryan Campbell

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I really appreciated your help in buying my condo: you were knowledgeable, patient, and thorough.  
I will certainly recommend you to my family law clients.   Jennifer Cooper   Family Lawyer

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We would like to thank Paul and his team for selling our house and showing such patience while guiding us through the intracacies of todays real estate market.  It turned what could have been a very stressful time into a pleasant experience.  Thank you all very much.   Gerry and Hilary.

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 Our estate sale, involved selling 2 'challenging' properties: 1)acreage bordering the noisy Pat Bay Highway 2)an oversized 10 bedroom older duplex, requiring extensive updating. A complicating factor was the disagreements amongst us sellers. Paul Holland's experience overcame these obstacles and sold them within 30 days!

His success caused me to retain him to purchase property. He wisely encouraged me to temper my enthusiasm & be objective about the largest purchase in my life.

His expert advice helped me avoid unwise and expensive purchases. This included him requesting I reconsider a purchase due to issues (mold & water leaks). In another instance, his research unearthed a oil tank problem in the soil and suspect water well quality. In so doing, he protected my interests, yet sacrificed his own interests by losing a sale for himself. Thus, I avoided an expensive mistake. I was impressed that he prioritized my happiness over his interests.

The tremendous amount of time he spent house-hunting with me led to my making a safe and responsible purchase with the practical and sentimental characteristics which I desired (a treed lot with a mountain view). This involved negotiating terms that allowed me to deal with a manageable mortgage -without losing sleep over it!

His warmth and understanding alleviatted my nervousness about purchasing my first house. Paul Holland didn't just help me purchase real estate, he helped me purchase my home.
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Your efforts, professionalism and skilled negotiating helped us get the deal we wanted.  You listened and worked hard to find out what we wanted in a home and were always available to answer questions and went out of your way to help.
We have and continue to recommend Paul to family and friends because we are so impressed with him and his knowledge of Real Estate in the greater Victoria area.   Steve and Sharon Matterson

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You did a great job for us when we bought our townhouse seventeen years ago and you haven’t lost your touch judging by your efforts in selling it for us recently. Rest assured we do not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone we know needing a real estate agent.  Cliff and Marian Charlesworth

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After feeling let down by our first realtor following a long and unsuccessful attempt to sell our home , we were recommended to give Paul Holland a try.  Despite having 3 very small children, a very tight budget, and growing feelings of doubt and frustration with the declining housing market, we were extremely impressed with Paul's caring, understanding, honest and assertive approach to both selling our home and subsequently purchasing a new home in a new community better suited to our family's needs.  Paul went way beyond the typical expectations of a realtor in order to help us make it through a very challenging housing market and ultimately into our current home, where we plan to remain for many years to come. D & L Anderson

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We have been so fortunate to have Paul Holland as our realtor for the past 9 years.  We have bought and sold with him 3 times in that time frame, and have experienced honesty and respect from him.  He listened to all our concerns, asked for feedback along the way with each property, was honest about expectations, and always went above and beyond to ensure everything went smoothly, and provided information throughout each purchase and sale even after the deals were done.  He also shows great respect for fellow real estate colleagues and communicates as such.  He is not only an exceptional realtor – he is also an amazing person.  We also have a great deal of respect for him as a husband and a father, and can tell how much he cares for his family, and that means a lot to us – someone who understands all parts of life, and taking those into consideration when buying and selling a home.  Neemet and Dave McDowell
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There is only one Paul Holland. Paul’s level of professionalism is the standard to which all Real Estate agents should aspire. I recently moved from Ontario to Victoria and Paul managed the process each step of the way from the important threshold meeting, learning about my needs as a client through to facilitating a smooth move on the closing day. In-between, exhaustive research, timely execution, negotiation tactics such as evaluating alternatives, interests and conversion into a sale, raise Paul to a level of sales professionalism that I have rarely encountered in any business throughout my career let alone in the Real Estate profession. Paul’s personable and amiable personality belies his finely tuned skills at his craft, I heartily recommend Paul.  Eric Jackson

I will recommend Paul Holland to anyone looking for a realtor. Right from the beginning Paul gave us with all the information and tools to help us in selling our home. I felt Paul was always available and  involved with us in our home sale. This definitely helped keep our stress level down. I wanted to feel that my realtor cared about selling our home as much as we did and that's the feeling I got from Paul. Thanks to him and his team for a job well done. S. Orlickas and S. Lohmann

 

We're so happy we chose you to help us buy our first home. You clearly had the experience and expertise to help us find the right home for our needs and to make a wise real estate investment.  We were impressed by your thoroughness in vetting the house and neighborhood that we eventually chose so there would be no regrets or unpleasant surprises after closing. We would enthusiastically recommend you to anyone looking for a realtor - especially first time home buyers. You clearly always put your clients first, working to get them in the best property for the best price. Thank you for doing that for us!  Robert and Joanna 

"We had an opportunity to use Paul Holland when we bought our Victoria home. Paul is amazing and he has exceptional organization skills as we viewed 15 different locations in one day. The knowledge of the city and pre-work done on each location made the process very smooth. Continued communication and follow up email on "next steps" has kept our purchase on track. If you are looking for a top notch Realtor in the Victoria market we would highly recommend Paul." Ian & Adele

 

Paul has helped us sell and purchase 4 homes since we moved to Victoria in 2002 as our family needs changed.   Paul also assisted our daughter and her husband to purchase their first family home last year, and recently helped friends from northern BC to relocate/downsize for their retirement years.  Paul has a wealth of knowledge of Victoria and the surrounding communities/properties and the real estate processes/details, which was invaluable for all of us.  Paul goes above and beyond in assisting his clients through the whole process from beginning to end.  One of our favourite little extras – Paul knocks on your potential neighbours’ doors to get input.  We have always been amazed at Paul’s availability, expertise and how fast he gets things done.  Paul genuinely cares and listens providing the very best client service.  T&L Cook

Paul has been our realtor for several years now, and we have nothing but praise for the way he has worked for us.

 

We recently downsized from our big family home, into a much smaller space.  Paul was there for us , and often ahead of us, in preparation and organisation of the many many things that needed to be done.  During the three months it took to sell, and buy, and finally make the move, he was there whenever we needed him. Always patient, good humoured and tireless. 

 

And as he advised us, he will be there during the aftermath.  He doesn’t go away after the sale!

 

Several of our family and friends, who have used Paul’s  expertise, join us in recommending Paul Holland as an extraordinary man and an excellent choice when buying or selling any kind of property.  Audrey and Alan Bryant