Building Construction Engineering
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Real Estate Trading
Real Estate Division/UBC Sauder School of Business
French Language Studies
Having newly emigrated from the UK, John was a realtor we had been recommended by a friend. John did not rush us into buying a property and was very thoughtful of this being our first property purchase in a new country, he gave us an abundance of information from top schools, neighbourhoods and amenities which immensely helped us make our first home purchase in South Surrey a seemless reality. John is a honest and knowledgable realtor that will go above and beyond to help his clients find the right and best deal.
Very professional and helpful when looking for a property. John provided me with sound advice and was very patient to find the perfect home! A huge plus that he has extensive knowledge on construction/builds of homes.
John helped us sell our old home and buy our new. He was super attentive - knowledgeable, honest and a complete pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend him!
Most comprehensive and professional realtor that I’ve ever worked with.
John was recommended to us by friends who also had a great experience finding a home with John’s assistance. John helped my family buy our first home (a Vancouver condo), and then helped us sell that and buy a house in Surrey when we eventually needed to relocate. John had great knowledge of both markets, and was an absolute pleasure to deal with on a personal level.
John was professional, responsive to my needs and attentive. He helped me find the most beautiful apartment that was in my price range, in my preferred location and perfect for me! Highly recommend!
John was fantastic to work with - he guided us through the process and was very diligent in helping us understand each property we saw. He’s trustworthy and very good at what he does. I would highly recommend using John.
John has great energy and experience in real estate and home construction. He helped us find a great condo in Vancouver which we were new to. Will be working with him again soon and would recommend highly.
Thank you for representing us on the purchase of our property in Vancouver. With your guidance, the entire process was easier and smoother than I had anticipated it would be. Not being from Canada and unfamiliar with Vancouver, I thought you gave an accurate and honest evaluation of the different neighborhoods and your advice was always tailored to our situation. When it came time to write the offer I was impressed that every clause was taken into consideration to give us, the Buyers, the greatest protections and advantages, even in a strong Seller's market. Once the offer was accepted you had a great team of professionals who were efficient and helped us along every step of the way, from the Home Inspector to the Mortgage specialist; they were knowledgeable, reliable, and went out of there way to assist us. I thought you were very honest in pointing out even the minor details that were good or bad about the property. Your thoroughness and experience in reading and analyzing the building reports and the Strata meeting minutes, put our minds and ease, and when we moved in we had no surprises and were very satisfied with the purchase. Thanks for your professionalism and kindness and I look forward to working with you again.
Sincerely, Miranda Liu and Rhet Bear SanDiego, California, USA
-MIRANDA LIU AND RHET BEAR/SANDIEGO, CALIFORNIA
I just bought my first home! I came into the experience knowing next to nothing about the real estate business or what I needed to do in order to seal the deal once I found the place I wanted. John Kowalchuk was with me every step of the way and never left any questions unanswered or any stone unturned. He went out of his way to ensure that I got the best deal possible. Even now, after all the subject removals, closing and possession dates, he continues to take care of any questions or concerns I have regarding my new property. He has always approached his job with a great deal of enthusiasm, and we actually had a lot of fun finding my place! His professionalism is unmatched to any other real estate agent I have encountered. He is courteous and respectful, and never pushed or rushed me into choosing a home I would not be happy with. I know John?s work keeps him very busy, but as his client, I felt like I was the only one he was working for. If ever I decide to sell and/or look for something else, I will definitely be calling John to be on my side. I highly recommend John Kowalchuk. I have no doubt that whoever works with him will have the same great experience I had. He is the one to help you with any and all of your real estate needs. Thank you, John!
- MAUREEN M. RIEDER, VANCOUVER
John helped me buy a condo that I thought was out of my price range by negotiating $20,000 off the list price. Then John arranged to push back the possession date so that I could take advantage of maturity equity in another property that allowed me in effect to put 'no money' down on my new condo. John exceeded my expectations of a realtor and I am recommending him to all of my family and friends.
- ALLAN FRIEDRICH, PORT COQUITLAM
Thank you for walking us through each step of buying our first home and helping us organize our finances. We never thought we could do it and now that the property values have gone up, we are grateful.
- SANDRA GALLARDO & JUAN FLORES, BURNABY
John was instrumental in getting us into a negotiating position when we were in a multiple offer situation. We were happy to have bought our first home and for $11,000 dollars less than appraised value
- CHRISTINA AND MARK MCADAM, BURNABY
John provides a calming influence on what can be a very stressful process. His no-pressure, analytical approach to home buying allows the client to see both the positives and negatives of any potential purchase. He was also very helpful with after-sale service. We would not hesitate to recommend John to anyone entering the Vancouver real estate market
- CHRISTINE BAUDRY & PAT CARAHAR, VANCOUVER