Finding the right realtor is important. For us, we were looking for someone who really knew the Bowen Island market and had a reputation of being professional and pragmatic. We found that Dee was all those things and more. She provided good advice and was realistic. She helped us work through everything from start to finish. A year later we are still in touch with Dee, grateful for the assistance she provided and still seeking the odd bit of sage real estate advice!
We are writing this brief letter to thank you for your assistance in selling our home on Bowen Island. My wife and I selected you to represent us based on your extensive real estate experience on Bowen Island, your known dedication to hard work, your clear and straight forward approach to assignments and, most importantly, your proven ability to sell homes. From the initial interview, to your proposal and subsequent exhaustive marketing activities we could not have asked for more capable and willing service. Your in-depth research of existing market conditions provided a valuable and meaningful basis upon which to determine our asking price. We have lived in our home for twenty-five years during which we have spent considerable time and effort to upgrade the house and property. It was not easy to leave all this, and our very good friends. Throughout the short selling process, you demonstrated compassion and understanding while getting the job done. We thank you and your team and highly recommend your professional services to those considering buying or selling homes on Bowen Island.
• The Taggarts, 2018
When we decided to move to Bowen Island, we approached Dee and asked her to help us find our new home. From the very first time we met, Dee went above and beyond to help us see the beauty of living on Bowen. From start to finish, Dee always took the time to make absolute sure that we were taken care of; she continually had our best interests at the top of her priorities. Dee also was a wealth of information and knowledge about the ins and outs of rural home ownership from septic system knowledge to wood burning fireplaces. If you are considering buying or selling, there would be no other realtor that we would choose. Dee Elliott and her team are top notch. We are so thankful to have found Dee and we are so excited to begin our new life in the Bowen Island community. Thank you SO MUCH, Dee!
• Chris & Michelle Macintosh, 2018
We were very pleased with the thoughtful advice and attention to detail that Dee and her team provided to us during the selling of our home. Dee`s invaluable knowledge of the Island and history of many of the homes was an asset in preparing our Market Analysis report and determining the value and marketing of the property. Honest, hardworking, integrity are her values she brings to the deal to make it enjoyable for both the buyer and the seller. I`ll be listing with Dee again.
• D. Ramage, 2017
Dee is dedicated, personable and very knowledgeable, and her presence in the community and local knowledge are tremendous assets. She thoroughly researched my home and came up with a marketing plan that made sense. Dee was always available, a pleasure to talk with, and helped out in many other ways – such a refreshing change from “big city” realtors. Thanks, Dee, for a smooth transaction!
• Jonathan Stewart, 2017
Dee and her team walked us through the very difficult process of parting with our family home that we built and loved. They were professional, yet warm; efficient, yet patient; thorough, yet compassionate. They empowered us by creating safe spaces to pause and reflect with no pressure to make decisions quickly. Their common-sense approach was so refreshing and despite their busy practice we felt like we were their only clients. We are eternally grateful for the guidance and protection throughout the challenging journey. Thank you Dee, Frazer and Mary Lynn!!
• The Derbans, 2017
Dear Dee, I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude to you and your team, Frazer and Mary Lynn at Macdonald Realty, for exceptional service and support in helping me find a property on Bowen. From the very start you listened to my requirements and only positioned properties that you knew would be suitable for me. At no time did I feel any pressure and I really valued your counsel and the local knowledge in making my final decision. Initially I assessed all realtors on the Island, which has an abundance of excellent capability, but I felt your realistic personal approach best suited my needs and you definitely had my back at all stages and your local knowledge is second to none. I consider you a type of realtor that is “Old School”. That’s the way it should be. Your willingness to meet me at odd hours and numerous visits to my final decision along with your patience during thee visits were of immense support and assistance. Finally, your willingness to take all my calls and questions about services and trades available on the Island made my whole transition seem seamless, which it was. The kindness and thoughtfulness on the closing day by you and Frazer was absolutely amazing. Thank you, and the very best wishes for you and your staff for the future.
• Kieran (Kiki) Gunning, 2017
Dee and Frazer were an incredible help in our search for a building lot on Bowen. They gave honest and comprehensive advice and went above and beyond to assist us every step of the way. We couldnt be happier with the result and would recommend them without hesitation to anyone looking to buy on Bowen.
• Megan Harrison & Mark Pedrosa, 2016
If you are considering buying and/or selling on Bowen, in my opinion, there is only one team you should be dealing with: Dee and Frazer Elliott. You will not find a more knowledgeable, hard-working, reliable, and above all, caring team. They helped me purchase and sell a home on Bowen. At all times they put people first. Frazer completely sold myself and my daughter on the family life style of Bowen with his description of his wonderful childhood growing up on Bowen. Dee listened to my needs and was patient and persistent in finding us the perfect home. Years later when we sold the home, Dee and Frazer were right there every step of the way. At my request, they sold every piece of furniture in the home in less than a week so the package up and move out was a breeze. It is with much sadness we left Bowen and we feel we left two special friends behind in Dee and Frazer. It is our hope, life will bring us back to Bowen one day and if it does, we know who we will be using to find us a new home: Dee and Frazer Elliott.
• Gitte and Karina, 2016
Selling your house is the incredibly difficult decision. Selecting Dee and Frazer is the insanely easy one. Caring, dedicated, overdelivering at every turn only begin to describe the characteristics that Dee and Frazer bring day in, day out. We have worked with a number of realtors over the years, and none come close to matching the way Dee and Frazer approach every piece of the initial listing through to final sale. We were referred to Dee and Frazer by friends and I would instantly make the same recommendation to anyone asking who to work with regardless of what they were buying or selling. Outstanding as realtors, even better as people.
• Nick & Donna Wlodyka, 2016
It was a pleasure working with Dee and Frazer on the listing and sale of our mother’s house. They were professional, sensitive to our needs, listened to us and worked hard on our behalf. They are very experienced and knowledgeable of the real estate market on Bowen Island, provided us with helpful information and options, and prepared attractive and enticing marketing materials on the property. This team is every effective and has integrity. We might recommend Dee and Frazer for residential real estate on Bowen Island.
• Holly & Barry Creator, 2016
When I first met Dee on Bowen she showed us a few homes. We had only a couple of hours on Bowen before we caught our flight and headed back to Singapore. One year later, we decided to move to Bowen. Being completely new to Bowen and Canada, we had to rely entirely on Dee to help us make the purchase of our home. My trust in her from our first meeting was not misplaced. She truly went above and beyond her duties to help us. It is very rare in one’s life that you meet a truly exceptional human being – Dee is one of them.
• Eric Kong & Kate Jeah Ng, 2016
Linda and I wanted to thank you so much for your wonderful and kind help in finding our dream home. Not only did you set up all our visits efficiently and quickly but also kindly offered to pick us up at the ferry and drive us around all day. I think your friendly and generous manners foreshadowed all the great encounters we are now experiencing here on Bowen Island. What a great place to live. And thanks for putting us in touch with all the local resources from the best hot chocolate anywhere to the organic chicken farm and all the excellent trades people you’ve introduced us to. We will wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone we think might be interested in moving to Bowen Island. Thanks Island Mom!
• Hakan Bjorn & Linda Chung, 2015
All we can say is how completely satisfied we were with Dee’s service.She initially showed us a good cross section of properties on Bowen, and then quickly honed in on our specific needs and wants. We found Dee bright and dilligent and a lot of fun, as well. She was very knowledgable and thorough with respect to our particular deal as well as the realestate market on Bowen in general. She went well beyond her requirements , introducing us to a reputable builder and following up after with us, to ensure the process was running smoothly We would definately not hesitate in recommending Dee.
• Kathy & Steve Bellringer, 2015
We have worked with Dee Elliott for several property transactions on Bowen Island – two purchases (2007 and 2011) and one sale (2015) – and we have the highest possible esteem for her talents as a realtor. She works immensely hard and is extremely thorough. She has great sensitivity to clients’ needs and whims. We especially appreciate that she is straight-talking: she tells it how it is and there are no nasty surprises later on. She is absolutely passionate about her job and works to find the best possible fit for each client. Her in-depth knowledge of Bowen Island is fantastically valuable, especially to clients who are moving here from elsewhere. Nothing is too much trouble for her, even down to passing along a mailbox key to the new owners, and if she doesn’t know the answer to a question she will find it out immediately. Frazer Elliott is also a joy to work with. His energy and enthusiasm is boundless. Dee and Frazer’s website is superb for buyers and for sellers alike. It’s easily accessed and the photographer and videographer they use deliver the best quality images imaginable. We have had no hesitation in returning to Dee as repeat clients and should the need arise in future, we would go straight to Dee and Frazer again.
• Susanna Braund & Adam Morton, 2015
Dee, thanks so much for your help with selling our home. Words can’t adequately express our gratitude. Throughout the process, you’ve been authentic, personable, attentive and engaged, active with updates, aggressive with promotions, and mindful in the negotiations. You’re wonderful! If you’re ever in So. California, please let us know. We’d love to host you in our guest room. We’d love to offer a testimonial for promoting your work, so are there ideal places for us to do that? Being the #1 realtor in the area, you probably don’t need clients to promote… but, we’re grateful and want to let others know.
• Kat & Rodney Beaulieu, 2014
Dee just did such an amazing job, not only of selling my home, but of making me feel comfortable and cared for in the process. In my case, due to a downturn in the market, I was on Dee’s list for a very long time and she never flagged in her enthusiasm to make the sale happen. Dee always returned by calls, soothed my anxiety and above all was honest and trustworthy in every transaction. Dee I cant thank you enough and I would highly recommend you to anyone who values integrity and results!!
• Debbie Walsh, 2014
After 28 years on Bowen Island it was a big decision to sell our house on Arbutus Point Road. Dee listed the property in April and one month later we had an acceptable offer. We were very happy with the care and help Dee provided us to the finish line. Dee was a pleasure to work with, very professional, thoughtful and knowledgeable. The video Dee prepared was exceptional and one we will enjoy with happy memories of Bowen Island. Dee deserves her excellent reputation as a top real estate agent and we would highly recommend her. Thank you Dee you were amazing.
• Bud & Penny Moul, 2014
Dee Elliott is a kind, hard working person. She is plain spoken, meaning what she says and saying what she means. When we asked her to our home to discuss listing it, we discovered that she is a good listener. We told her what was important to us, and we went ahead with the listing. All of the things that we had mentioned as being important in the sales strategy were abided by. She has good intuitive sense, and when dealing with offers, she is methodical with uncluttered thinking. This is a great help at such a time and we are really pleased that we listed with Dee. No 1 for a reason. She is very dedicated to what she does – sell houses.
• Jamie Barton & Sue Taylor, 2014
The Bowen Island Real Estate Market has been challenging over the past 5 years! The thing that strikes me about Dee is her professionalism, drive and her ability to use all resources available to her to get potential buyers into our property to create an opportunity. The result was the sale of our home! She is a conscientious person with vision and knowledge, who goes above and beyond in her approach to marketing real estate and her relationship with her clients – even after the deal is done. I would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to buy or sell real estate on Bowen Island.
• Chris Pretty, 2013
Professional, caring, perceptive, astute, extremely hard-working while paying attention to every detail are descriptions of Dee Elliott, our realtor on Bowen Island. We cannnot speak highly enough of Dee and her exemplary work ethic. She was always prompt to deal with our every concern. What really stood out to us was her advertising expertise. The video taken of our property was of high quality and she used every marketing strategy/technique imaginable to advertise our property. In a very slow market we were delighted that our property sold as soon as it did. Thank you Dee for outstanding service.
• Cathy & Allan Peters, 2013
Dee Elliott was our realtor selling our deceased son’s house on Bowen Island. We live in the eastern United States and know Bowen and Canada only from our yearly visits there. With our inexperience in Canada, Dee took on the tasks of arranging repairs, inspections, negotiations, and dealing with renters. She was always easily available, efficient, and tactful. She kept us informed of the vagaries of the market, so that the decisions and details required felt very right. We feel we have found a friend.
• Betty & Noel Tipton, 2013
Dee cares about her work; she represents her clients with honesty and professionalism. And she knows that behind every listing and every offer there are people’s stories and lives – by which I mean that in addition to her business acumen, she’s sensitive to the human side of the equation. I would recommend Dee without reservation to anyone either selling or buying on Bowen Island.
• Fiona Beaty, 2012
Just want to thank Dee Elliott so much for the dedicated work on successfully finding us such a wonderful house on Bowen Island. Although it was hard for us to imagine that our tastes and desires for the house of our dreams could become a reality, Dee made it happen. We stopped by her office one day and quickly described that we wanted to become part of the community. We lived on the mainland and wanted to be able to find a home without too much commuting back and forth to view too many homes. Dee kept in constant contact with us and let us know immediately when a new listing came available. Her warmth and knowledge of Bowen Island made us feel immediately at home and excited about the prospect of becoming part of such a wonderful community. From picking us up from the ferry to family approval, Dee was both professional, calm and understanding. I feel very comfortable recommending anyone to use Dee Elliott’s services.
• Shelley & Craig Macdonald, 2012
After seeing how Dee marketed and sold our house, it is easy to see why she is Bowen’s most successful realtor. She has an excellent grasp of the market and knows to accurately assess the value of a house. She also seems to have a knack of finding and encouraging the most suitable buyer. I liked the video tour that Dee set up and was impressed by the way she was always sensitive to our reaction to the showing requests that she organized. Her feedback was always honest and promptly supplied. I would encourage anyone who is looking for a Bowen realtor to contact Dee.
• Paul & Lynda Truelove, 2012
After deciding to purchase a home on Bowen Island, I began the search for a reputable realtor. Having over a dozen realtors to choose from on the island alone, I found that Dee had the most favorable reputation for her abilities as well as her integrity and honesty. After meeting with her, I felt that she was the right fit for what I valued most in the person who was going to guide me and help me in the biggest financial and personal commitment of my life. From the very beginning, Dee worked extremely hard to find me a range of places to view. She was honest and forthcoming about each house without being biased. I truly felt she had my best interests at heart. She worked tirelessly to find me the ideal home and negotiated successfully on my behalf and made it her goal to make sure that every question was answered and every need met. Even after the sale was complete she ensured that everything was just right. Dee is full of integrity, works extremely hard, and is trustworthy and sincere. I am now living in the perfect place and would not be here if it were not for all her hard work and caring. I would not hesitate to recommend Dee to anyone looking to buy- or sell- a house, whether it is a first time home-buyer or a seasoned home owner. I am very grateful to her for her role in the purchase of my first home.
• Marla Brisllinger, 2012
We would like to thank you for assisting us in finding and purchasing our home on Bowen. We appreciated your individualised and personal attention. You took time to answer many of our questions and concerns over the phone and via e-mail as we were living in Calgary at the time. You listened to our needs and wants. Not only is the home we bought a dream for us, but so is the location and neighbourhood. We couldn’t be happier. We valued your assistance through the whole process of finding the right home and putting in an offer and then the final purchase. You even took the time on the eve of the removal of conditions to talk to me about our final decision, listening to my apprehensions and excitement. Thank you for that. Now living on Bowen, when we say you were our realtor, we hear and share many wonderful characteristics about you: integrity, considerate, trustworthy, kind, and professional and overall, that you are a great person.
• Ella, Scott & little Kaija, 2011
Dee, It was our great pleasure to work with you in finding our new home on Bowen. From our initial visit, to the epiphany of the train house, you were with us through the ups and the downs. I cannot imagine a more difficult client than our family as we toted our 2 and 4 year sons from house to house seeing up to 7 properties in a day and always getting us back on the 3:10 ferry. Throughout you maintained a professional and personable attitude. As we got to know you better it became quite clear that you are really a Bowen Island ambassador disguised as a realtor. Perhaps the greatest test of your craft was during the negotiation on the property that we eventually purchased. In a Limited Dual Agency you had to keep the best interests of both parties in mind and toe a very fine line which you managed deftly. We are truly blessed to have found a wonderful home for our family and to have you as our neighbour and friend. (We’ll get the air mattress and cooking pot back to you soon I promise. 😉 )
• Chris & Stanka Oben, 2011
We are thrilled to give you a recommendation. You were absolutely wonderful, showing us around in such a comfortable way, letting us enjoy each home on its own merits while we worked our way through our thoughts on each, pointing out what needed to be seen in each where warranted, allowing each home to sell itself. Our day was so easy and natural, and when we finally decided what we wanted, you led us through the sale process in the same easy natural way. During the offer and purchase process we felt in such good hands, entirely taken care of. You were knowledgeable about Bowen in a way our city realtor couldn’t have been, and when we hit snags, you helped us navigate them with the least grief possible. It would be our pleasure to recommend you as a thoroughly professional, personable, easy realtor to work with. Please feel free to give our contact information to anyone who wishes to speak to us about our experience with you.
• Virginia & James Keyton, 2011
We just wanted to take a minute to write a note to tell you how much we enjoyed working with you on the sale of our home. You are not only a true professional but a great person to work with and to know on a personal level. Your marketing plan and presentation was truly professional. The speed at which you brought a buyer was very impressive in a down market and enabled us to attain our new purchase with ease. And of course the best part was that you got us our price!!!
• John & Sandy, 2011
We chose Dee Elliott to sell our home, Blackberry Cottage, at 1599 Tunstall Boulevard, because of her successful sales record as a realtor on the island and our personal knowledge of her as honest, trustworthy, and hardworking. We have been pleased with every aspect of our dealings with her. Dee Elliott loves what she does and loves Bowen Island. Selling real estate is not a job for her, it’s a vocation. Living here for many years she “knows” the island. Ask Dee just about anything about the people or the properties here and she’ll give you the straight goods. She’s professional, warm, unpretentious, genuinely cares for her clients, looks out for their interests, and goes the extra mile and beyond. Dee professionally and patiently held our hand through a slow real estate market, tactfully dealing with differences my husband and I had with each other during our meetings with her. She encouraged us when we were discouraged, answered our emails and telephone calls promptly, kept up a sustained level of advertising for our home, provided us with any and all information we asked for, and always made time to talk to us when we dropped in unannounced to her office. We are very happy to have had Dee as our realtor and satisfied with her sale of our home. Real estate is what Dee does. And she does it well.
• Maggie K. Rayner, 2009
She made it all so easy, the small town service and big city marketing plan ensured our home was front & centre in the market. If you want someone with a very honest outlook, accurate advice and a friendly attitude….Dee is all you really need.
• Jim Brown, 2009
Working with Dee to sell my home was a very positive experience. Honest, down-to-earth and professional, Dee gave me clear information about all the decisions and promptly updated me with any new information so I could sleep at night. Her attention to the details and her good advice got me good results, especially in a difficult market. I look forward to working with her again and highly recommend her services as a real estate agent. Thanks Dee.
• Kathy Ainscough, 2009
We would like to express our satisfaction & gratitude with the way you handled the sale of our home. The pre-sale advice was very helpful. The price set was obviously right for the market, your advertising great and beyond what we had hoped for. Closing process went smoothly. We would recommend you anytime as a top agent to handle buyer’s & seller’s real estate needs.
• Dave & Lis Halewood, 2009
Thanks you so much for all your help with the purchase of our Bowen Island property.We really felt you went above and beyond for us and can’t thank you enough! Over the years we have purchased several houses, and this one was by far made the easiest. Dee was professional, knowledgeable and more than helpful. There was never a question she could not answer and she worked hard to put us in the best place possible to suit our needs. Can’t say enough good things about her and will use her again. She is warm, caring, and a professional who put our mind at ease when it comes to dealing in real estate.We will happily recommend Dee to friends and will continue to do so as our experiences with her have been nothing short of excellent.You became a friend not just an agent. We thank you again for the wonderful job you did for us and we will continue to use Dee for our real estate needs! Charlotte and Liz “We have bought and sold a number of houses over the years in Canada and England. During that time we have met quite a number of real estate agents, but Dee Elliott stands head and shoulders above all of them.” We have bought and sold a number of houses over the years in Canada and England. During that time we have met quite a number of real estate agents, but Dee Elliott stands head and shoulders above all of them. Her patience, honest approach, attention to detail, going the extra mile and making sure her clients are happy combine to make her the best of any of the agents we have dealt with.
• Colin & Gail Essen, 2009
Thank you for the wonderful hospitable service that you provided me during my stay on Bowen Island. As a son of a real estate professional, I was made aware of the do’s and dont’s of the real estate industry and how a realtor should serve a client at a very young age. I can honestly say that you exceeded my impression of an ideal realtor and the type of service that they should provide to a client. You always took my interest at heart and on no occasion did I ever sense any pressure from you to conclude a transaction. As such, it would be my pleasure to recommend your services to friends and family who wish to stay on Bowen Island in the future. I look forward to being your neighbor on Bowen Island in the future.
• Steve Gannon, Sr. VP and CFO, Axcan Pharma, 2006
I had dealings with Dee Elliott beginning last May when my stepsister and I were organizing the sale of our parents’ home on Bowen Island. We interviewed three realtors at that time and chose Dee because we appreciated her down to earth attitude combined with her real estate knowledge. She presented information to us making us aware of all our options and let us make our own decisions. I was impressed with the way she took care of details for us over on Bowen Island considering both sides of the family lived on the North Shore and the house was vacant. Dee organized a cleaning person both before and after the sale, watered balcony plants and hanging baskets during our hot summer, and generally keeping a watchful eye on the house. We were always kept informed of any Open Houses and of any interested, potential buyers. Ours was not an easy sale as our parents were going through a legal separation and the two sides of the family did not always agree when offers came in. Dee made sure that both sides were always kept up to date with the facts and provided guidance as we worked our way through our issues. After the sale Dee acted as a liaison between our families and the new owner to make sure that the new owners had all the information and surveys of the house. Dee worked hard to sell my Dad and step-mother’s home. Her work ethic combined with her knowledge of various home construction methods and the Tunstall Bay area made her the ideal realtor for us.
• Pat Weightman, 2006
This is just a thank you for all the hard work you completed with regard to the sale of this property. We wish you all the best and believe you assisted greatly in the smooth transaction of this sale and purchase. You deserve the accolades.
• Thomas G. Lewis, Barrister & Solicitor (Estate Sale)
Dee is dedicated, personable and very knowledgeable and her presence in the community and local knowledge are tremendous assets. She thoroughly researched my home and came up with a marketing plan that made sense. Dee was always available, a pleasure to talk with and helped out in many other ways – such a refreshing change from “Big City” realtors. Thanks Dee for a smooth transaction.