The following testimonials were written by just some of my happy sellers and buyers. They have all been kind enough to give me permission to show you their correspondence. Their letters and words are very gratifying. It seems that my down-to-earth and honest approach has earned me many friends - I think that's fantastic!
Jeremy and Chelsea Overton
We just wanted to write this testimonial to let everyone know how thankful we are that we chose Nelson when it came time for us to sell our home. We knew we needed expertise on our side to get the maximum value for our home in this changing market, and boy did it pay off working with Nelson! From the first consultation, to the completion of the sale, Nelsons professionalism and knowledge of our local market was expressed in everything he did. Nelson encouraged us to list our home a little higher than we thought possible, and then Nelson sold it for $35,000 over asking after that, and in three days no less!
When I discuss the successful sale of our home with my colleagues and friends in the market, they consistently express their disappointment that in all likelihood, they undersold. Choosing the right Realtor has never been more important in the lower mainland, as our market simply isn't the same as was a year or even six months ago. This market demands an agent who is changing with the times, and is connected to buyers in a way that is becoming rarer and rarer. I would recommend to anyone looking to get the most value out of their home in the tri-cities and beyond to do themselves a huge favour, and list with Nelson Jordaan.
Thank you so much again, Nelson!
"After my mother passed away I reached out to Nelson to sell my mothers home. He helped us through all the steps to get the home listed and treated us with respect and compassion through a difficult time. He was well prepared at all times which made the process much less intimidating. Nelson gave us excellent advice on staging and organized several open houses that were very well attended and we received several offers by the end of the week. Nelson's advice on handling the offers was excellent and well thought out. We accepted an offer that was $140,000 above asking.
Nelson also provided us excellent service after the offer was accepted. He helped guide us through a number post-sale complexities that would have been very stressful without his calm and thoughtful advice.
It was great experience working with Nelson."
Dan Leigh and Kim Bennett
"We interviewed many Realtors when we made the decision to sell our home of more than 12 years.
To say this was the right decision would be an understatement.
His follow up and communication is superb. We were in the loop the entire time.
Nelson sold our house for greater than our asking price, with multiple offers being received and we couldn’t be happier with his services.
Margo and Kevin Tafts
"When my husband and I made the decision to list our townhouse, it was without question that we would list with Nelson. He helped us with our purchase 3 years ago, and we were impressed with his professionalism then. Nelson is amazing. He accommodated our quick decision to push up our list date by a week and made the necessary arrangements promptly. He keeps you informed every step of the way, answers questions, gives factual advice and supports your decisions. He handles every viewing, open house personally. I felt totally confident just letting him handle everything, which shows a great deal to his passion, talent and skill. Nelson sold our place in 3 days. We are thrilled. Do yourself a favour and get Nelson on your side, you'll be glad you did."
I was so fortunate to have Nelson Jordaan as my realtor in listing my townhouse in Canyon Springs this past summer. From the outset, Nelson was so knowledgeable, professional and efficient. He equipped me with the most recent comparable real estate sales in the Tri-Cities, took into consideration all of the recent renos and upgrades that had been done in my home and made sure to list my home at a competitive yet realistic price. He went above and beyond my expectations in terms of preparing me for showings, but he was so expeditious, he only needed to show my home at one open house before he had offers coming in far above asking price! I was so ecstatic with his efficiency and professionalism from the first meeting to the closing that I would recommend Nelson to absolutely anyone who is looking to sell or buy! He's fantastic!!!
"Nelson,thank you so much for your diligent efforts on our behalf. We were blown away by your contacts and the quality of the buyers you brought to the table within the first eights hours of listing. Then you followed through with a mastery of negotiating competing bids and paperwork perfectionism. Badda-boom!
"Finding the right realtor is always a hit-and-miss. Pitching your services to get the initial client is one thing, it is another scenario entirely once the contract is signed and locked-in. This is when you find out if you’ve made the right choice or not.
I can say: All his previous client testimonials were completely accurate.
Nelson delivered exactly what he said he would. He was personable, committed, focused and honest. He kept me informed at all times with all his activities. What is more is that he listened, and offered sound advice and never forced any agenda just to sell.It gave me the peace of mind that the person I trusted to sell my property was actually doing the work that he claimed he would. He earns his business, and I will definitely use Nelson again someday, as I know I can trust him and his work ethic.
Thank you again Nelson!"
Chelsea Belyk and Jeremy Overton
"When we decided that we wanted to move to the Tri-cities and purchase our first townhouse, we stumbled upon Nelson through one of his listings we happened to be interested in. Unfortunately, it was already sold, but although that didn't work out, Nelson tu...rned out to be a great blessing to us! He was able to immediately intuit what was right for us, and was swift to communicate any new properties that he thought we might be interested in. Not only did he find us properties that matched our exact check-list, he was patience with us when we hummed and hawed, or turned away due to price. In the end, he found us a great place that wasn't even on the market, for a great price with very little work on our part, and we couldn't be happier! Nelson is wonderful to work with, relaxed, genuine, and knowledgeable. He really put in his all to make every facet of our purchase a great experience. We would recommend Nelson to anyone looking to purchase a home.
Ernie Alcala and Family
"We first heard of Nelson Jordaan from one of his flyers which we found in our mail box about a year before. When we decided to sell our house, his name was top in our minds, even as we get flyers from other Realtors. What we remembered most from his flyers was he was fast in selling houses and many in multiple offers and over asking. Not only in our strata, where he happens to live with his family, but also in other areas in the tricities. Certainly, he lived up to his flyer’s advertising because he sold our house in 22 days!
Not only was Nelson fast in selling our house, he was very professional right from the time we decided to sign up with him as our Realtor. His initial focus was to ask our expectations. He was very thorough in presenting his marketing program and explaining the contracts. He also stated his expectations from us and he provided advice on how best to present the house to prospective buyers. In the course of selling the house, he updated us daily through text messaging and/or emails.
When the house was ready, he had professional pictures taken, posted in his website and printed in marketing flyers. We were ecstatic when we saw the pictures because our house looked amazing in pictures. In two weeks, he had many potential buyers visiting the house and he scheduled Open Houses every weekend. So many buyers came, we even asked him, “Do you have a waitlist of buyers?” Then the offers came and we got the best one!
Thank you, Nelson. You are the best Realtor in town! You did an excellent job in selling our house. We highly recommend you to house sellers and buyers alike."
Roman. and Wynnette Sanchez
"My wife and I decided to sell our condo here in Port Moody to move into the Fraser Valley and Nelson happened to have called us to offer his services. After some research we decided to have Nelson come over and check our place and get his feedback for selling. Nelson came well prepared, with current data for our area, current housing trends and a explanation of all the services he would provide. We were very much encouraged to learn that our unit could sell for an extra $10,000 compared to other quotes. After taking his suggestions for presenting the unit in it's best light, he had a photographer come in, take pictures and after hitting the MLS, we had an accepted offer and were SOLD within 48 hours. My wife and I would like to thank Nelson Jordaan for his knowledge, and hard work."
Jemma and Jeremy Radick
"Nelson is THE MAN! We were moving out of country on really short notice and needed to sell FAST, like really, really fast (we had 3 weeks to move). We were super nervous about not only getting our price, but having a fast completion with little disruption to our relocation plans. Nelson was confident and knowledgeable – he advised us on which items to repair or improve before we listed, and gave tips on staging, and helped us set a price that was competitive in the market. He brought in an amazing photographer who made our place look even more amazing in photos and videos – stunning really. Once our MLS listing was live – he sold our house in 1 DAY!!!!! No joke. Listed on Friday, sold on Saturday. And we got the price we wanted – easy negotiation, no hold-backs. BAM.
Nelson is great to communicate with – quick responses and clear answers and isn’t afraid to give his advice, which I really appreciated. He is professional, but friendly and has a great sense of humour. He works so hard for his clients, always going above and beyond to be available, and to smooth the difficulties of moving. I would recommend Nelson to anyone – and have referred him to several friends who have also had extremely positive experiences. You won’t find a better, more diligent realtor anywhere."
"Myself and my sisters were in need of a real estate agent to help us sell a townhouse of which we all were joint owners.
I heard about Nelson through one my sisters, she had seen some of the amazing results he could deliver in her neighbourhood and suggested him to help us with our townhouse.
Let me just start by saying, I am not easily impressed, I will admit I am a critical analytical thinker and it takes a lot to impress me. That said, Nelson far surpassed my expectations. He was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. He met with me and my sisters to explain how everything would work and what we needed to know, or do, on our end. If I had any questions I just called or emailed him and he was always there to answer them. He knew what a good fair market value would be for our unit and he was able to have it sold in 3 days for the price we were asking. He really knows how to get you the positive results you want when selling a place.
If you want to have the same positive results with your Real Estate needs, I would highly recommend Nelson Jordaan. Whether you are buying, or selling your place, Nelson is the person to get it done for you!"
"Nelson was referred to us through family when we were searching for a realtor in the Port Moody area. I live in another province which makes selling property in BC a lot more complicated. I contacted Nelson by email and he promptly returned my email. I had explained that I would only be in town for a few days in the coming weeks and needed to meet during that time. He was very understanding and flexible. Upon meeting Nelson, he was completely prepared and professional. I instantly felt comfortable working with him. I flew home feeling at ease that he was handling the sale. Throughout the process, Nelson worked very hard every week with multiple showings and open houses. He advertised the property beyond the standard avenues and followed up with all potential buyers. He kept me notified every few days with any progress and made suggestions with pricing and ways to optimize the property. It was about 6 weeks before we accepted an offer and conditions were lifted. I would absolutely recommend Nelson to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate. He is a really hard worker who you instantly feel is working hard for you. I thank you Nelson for all you have done for me and my family and wish you all the best in your career."
Ryan and Carley Sahli
“When we first approached Nelson Jordaan, we were unsure of what area we wanted to move to and what sort of place we wanted to find. From our first meeting, Nelson made us feel like we were his number one priority. He helped us figure out what we needed to do to get our house ready to be listed, with quick and easy suggestions that made a huge difference. He also quickly got started trying to find us a home that met our long list of needs. He made himself available around our schedule and always responded immediately to our inquiries and questions. Nelson offered to do as many open houses as we wanted and was always present for any viewings of our place.
We ended up getting $6000 above our asking price on the sale of our home. Nelson also negotiated a great deal on the purchase of our new home. We felt supported throughout the whole process and we could not be happier with the end result. We know that Nelson's hard work and dedication made all the difference. Anyone looking to buy or sell, should contact Nelson Jordaan!”
"I decided to list my home for sale with Nelson Jordaan because I had witnessed how well he had been selling homes in my area. From the first time I sat down with him I just knew he was the right fit for me.
He laid out a marketing plan which I was very happy with and found the buyer by knocking on doors throughout the area, something I don’t think most realtors would do.
Within a week he had my place SOLD for full asking price! I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation, also, he will most definitely be the person I will contact regarding any and all future real estate transactions.
Thank you very much Nelson - Couldn’t have done it without you!"
Margo and Kevin Tafts
"Buying your first home is an exciting, yet daunting task. We were overwhelmed until we were introduced to Nelson Jordaan who helped us navigate the process. We absolutely cannot recommend him enough!
From the first phone call, Nelson works very hard to figure out what it is you are looking for, your must have checklist. He really listens and pays close attention to what you are saying and works to meet your needs. He was quick in responding to queries and is clear in all of his communications. He came prepared to all meetings with information on the properties being viewed, the surrounding areas and the history of sales in the area and complex. He walked us through the process; he answered our questions; ensured we fully understood the process and documents. There was never a moment that we felt pressured to commit to something we weren’t entirely certain about. His professionalism, attention to detail and his calm personality make him great to work with. He asks the difficult questions and works to represent his clients to the very best of his ability.
Quite frankly, he is the very best!"
Kevin Morrow and Cindy Yeung
"We had our townhouse listed for sale with a different realtor with 20 years’ experience. It had been on the market for about 6 weeks and had not sold even though 3 other units in our complex had. We were priced fairly but did not sell even after reducing our place by $5000 and offering a $1500 bonus to the buyer’s agent.
Exasperated, deflated and completely stressed out, we were almost convinced that our place was unsellable and that we needed a drastic price reduction to get sold. We ended our listing agreement with the old realtor and luckily for my wife and I we met Nelson Jordaan.
4 days after our listing hit the market we had multiple offers above our original asking price from 7 weeks before with our original realtor. We sold $16,000 above our list price.
Nelson is a "new school" realtor with fresh ideas and marketing strategies that will get you sold. Down to earth with very personal service, we used Nelson to also purchase our new home and feel he had our best interest at heart. His strategies helped us in our purchase, and within a few days of selling our place we had put an accepted offer on the home we had wanted for years.
Thanks very much,"
Stina Gans and Ben LeGros
"From the beginning of our house search to after the sale of our townhouse, Nelson really went above and beyond as our realtor. He started our house search with us before we put our townhouse on the market. He gave us the nudge we needed to get it on the market. He sold it very quickly, and secured the sale with an extra effort that I don't think we would have received from another realtor. He navigated a difficult purchase for our house and helped us get a great deal! He helped make sure things went smoothly through to completion of our sale on the townhouse and purchase of our new home. I can't imagine having anyone else as our realtor and am so grateful for all his help!"
Nelson was thorough with listening to my needs in our search of a new home and always available to show me potential homes to view.
He even went out of his way on a personal family day to close the deal with me.
I would be more than happy to refer Nelson to everyone I know for their future real estate needs!
Thank you so much for helping me find my new home Nelson!
Jose, Esther, & Enrique Montes
"Nelson Jordan was a transparent, honest, and respectful realtor. My parents were searching for a home and Nelson helped them find a condo for the price they wanted and everything they were looking for in an apartment. The housing market was hot, and my parents were outbid several times, but Nelson was persistent and found the perfect condo for them. Further, he was thorough with all the documentation that comes with purchasing in a strata. Nelson noticed all the small details in the depreciation report and the strata minutes that our lawyer later found. We highly recommend Nelson for your house buying and selling needs."
Karen Gentleman and Davd Herder
"We had a great experience using Nelson as our realtor! He was able to sell our townhouse in ELEVEN days! Amazing! It is obvious that Nelson loves what he does and genuinely wants the best for his clients. Nelson is confident, motivated and an excellent negotiator.
Triphonia the Louis' family
“This particular testimonial is sent on behalf of my excited family for the achievement and services of Nelson Jordaan. Nelson deserves an Above and Beyond Award from his team and the real estate professionals, based on his skills and energetic attitude. He made us feel confident right at the time he knocked on our door and introduced himself. I did not hesitate to hire Nelson to sell our house since we were in the process of looking for a Realtor.
His Team sent the right member at the right time to sell our house. Our house was SOLD in one day even before all steps to get it on the market were enforced. Nelson had a vision of how valuable our house was, 'true”, everything went as we wished, even more, our house was sold the very day it hit the market, Above asking, and above the appraised value!
Congratulations Nelson upon the great achievement and I will obviously call you again and tell anyone I know for your trust worthy, organized and persistent with your guarantees. Thank you again and MacDonald Realty as well.”
“We chose Nelson as our realtor because we loved his energy, enthusiasm and go-getter personality. We felt his approach of five star customer service would meet out needs with minimal disruption to our family life. From the first meeting with Nelson, he instilled a sense of professionalism you don't see in many these days. He did thorough research into our property, and came with a well thought out plan to sell our property for the best value we could. He was sure to keep us realistic, but was always polite in the way he delivered his perspective and experience, ultimately taking our wishes and moving forward. It was a great comfort for us to know that Nelson would always be with prospective buyers in our house. This approach is brilliant because he was constantly probing for and collecting information in those encounters, which allowed him to ignite more urgency in the actions of prospective buyers. Nelson worked hard and he sold our house in our comfort zone within two weeks. I would recommend Nelson to any family, friends or colleagues as I truly believe he is a cut above the rest.”
"I just wanted to thank you for the expertise that you demonstrated with the recent purchase of my new home in Burnaby. It was always a pleasure to go out on a tour with Nelson. My family and I felt that we were not pressured or rushed into buying anything. When we had a tough decision he would always tell us the reasons why we should keep looking. He was very accommodating when our preferences would change and supported our reasons for these changes. When the time came to make an offer, no time was wasted and his expert advice resulted in a done deal that we are very happy with. I would recommend Nelson Jordaan to anyone. Thanks so much Nelson!!"
"I decided to enlist Nelson as my realtor at first because of his expertise and his energetic attitude. This turned out to be a very wise decision. He helped with staging my property and had professional photos taken that made my home look as fantastic as I felt it was in my heart. Nelson's vision is that a new listing is HOT and you want as much exposure as possible right out of the gate. He obviously follows this vision as he held 5 open houses in 3 weeks. He was present at all showings and inspection. I was concerned as another property comparable to mine, had been on the market for 5 months. My home sold in just over 2 weeks, above asking price, with a second offer pending. Not to mention I wanted a quick completion and my deal completed in 2 weeks from time of offer. Nelson's easy going personality took all the pressure off and I highly recommend him for all real estate needs. I will definitely call Nelson when I purchase my next dream home.
"I currently live in Alberta and was unable to meet Nelson Jordaan throughout the whole process of selling my place. I'll tell you though, I never once thought I couldn't reach him or that there wasn't something he was fervently doing to get the house sold ASAP. He worked miracles on our property, maintaining perfect communication throughout every step and had it sold before it was even officially listed and at above the asking price. No one wants to feels short changed when they sell their house, often fearing that their realtor is out to sell their place short just to move on with the sale. That wasn't the case here. Nelson priced the house almost spot on to what the bank's appraiser marked it later on and I am completely satisfied with the results.
Thanks again Nelson."
"I would personally like to offer my recommendation for Nelson Jordaan. Nelson understands the need for personalized service and customer satisfaction. He is very knowledgeable and dedicated. Nelson's pursuit of excellence along with Macdonald Realty support is a winning combination."