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A genuinely thorough, caring and fierce agent who was able to get us our dream home in one week!

Elaine gave us unlimited time, honed our needs, found gems that fit all the criteria and when it was time to close a deal, gave us the guidance to win a bidding war. Before even starting the process Elaine clarified all that we needed to prepare and consider when deciding to buy a house. She spent the time understanding our needs and only showed us things we needed and liked. She was tireless in helping us, and accommodating to our different time schedules, but most of all she was able to absorb all the stress of buying a house and help us enjoy the process. After the deal was signed Elaine did not disappear but rather gave us a list of places to go to get our furniture, a lawyer, a surveyor and was always there to answer any questions. We wholeheartedly recommend Elaine and know you will not find a more genuinely caring, organized and totally experienced agent.


I have bought and sold couple of properties through Elaine and she has been outstanding every single time.

She is professional, diligent, and a great negotiator. She pays particular attention to details that most buyers and sellers miss. Highly recommended.


First time renters and we were lucky to have Elaine on our side.

She effectively navigated us though all of the requirements of tenant-ship and if it were not for how well she prepared us (paper work and all), we would not have gotten the place that we wanted. She is quick in replying to communications and is available through phone, text and email. We are extremely satisfied clients!


I want to say Elaine was incredibly GREAT to work with on helping my wife and I look for a new condo.

Elaine was VERY hard working, VERY attentive to our concerns , and she gave us GREAT advice on all the properties we looked at. Ultimately with Elaine’s expertise and hard work we were able to quickly narrow down our search and complete our new purchase in a timely manner! Elaine also went well above our expectations in orchestrating all the necessary people to complete our condo purchase, and because of her help we now own a great place to call home! Many thanks Elaine!


I want to thank you for your assistance with finding me the condo.

I really think you were professional all the way and listened to what I need so we didn’t waste time. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family.


Great experience and will use Elaine again for our real estate needs.


Elaine represented me while I was searching for a condo last summer and she was hard working, accommodating, and most importantly forthright and honest.

She also sold my friend’s condo, which is how we were initially put in touch as I’d heard nothing but good things about her. If you’re looking for a Realtor I would encourage you to consider her.


This was our first time buying a home, we were very stressed out about the process, until we met Elaine.

She was absolutely amazing, very knowledgeable, professional, yet very approachable. Answered all our questions and connected us with the right people. During our search she provided guidance, advice, and showed concern; always looking out for our best interests. Elaine, thank you so much for working with us patiently throughout the process, for helping us win the multiple offer situation as well as educating us and providing us with great insights. We are very pleased with your service and will most certainly continue to recommend you.


It’s been a pleasure working with Elaine.

She really cared about our goals and went the extra mile to make sure things got done to close the deal. Even though we set the bar high and had very specific requirements, Elaine was able to pull a rabbit out of a hat and got us the results we were looking for. She reassured us every step of the way and made the process super easy (not a small feat since we live abroad!). We are delighted with her service and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone!


We were looking for the real estate agent who would help us to sell our condo apartment and came across Elaine Kay’s business card in a lobby of the condo building.

Upon our first meeting we were impressed by Elaine’s knowledge, efficiency and honesty. She was quick to respond to our calls and was very helpful and friendly. Elaine gave us good advice, priced our condo correctly and as a result it was sold within couple of days. We will definitely use Elaine’s services in the future and would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to buy or sell their property. Thank you Elaine, you are AWESOME!


Elaine sold my condo in April of this year.

I engaged her because she had recently sold another unit in my building at a record price. With the market’s recent volatility, I was interested in a realtor adept at working in the context of the current market. I don’t buy and sell a lot of properties, but it strikes me that a realtor needs to be a lot of things – business agent, strategic partner, confidant and sometimes counsellor, depending on the circumstances. Elaine was a wonderful professional partner during the sale of my unit. The results speak for themselves – the unit sold for the newest record price in my complex. If you’re looking for a realtor, I would definitely recommend Elaine.


Elaine worked hard for us, and I mean hard.

At the beginning, we were skeptical of using an agent at all, but Elaine won us over because she was persistent, hardworking and incredibly kind and professional. She took the time to understand our complex needs and was patient with us until we found the right house. She was always punctual, she was very knowledgeable and she made the overall experience of house buying very enjoyable. We are very grateful to Elaine and we would highly recommend her to our family and friends and anyone else that will be buying or selling a home in the future.


We worked with Elaine to purchase our first home.

Elaine was very organized and professional, and she patiently educated and guided us through the entire process. Because Elaine represented our interests in such a professional manner, and because she helped us put together our strongest offer, we landed our condo and beat another offer of a higher dollar amount. We wouldn’t have our first home without Elaine’s work.


Elaine was very helpful during our home search.

She was patient, answered all of our questions, and guided us through the process without any pressure. She was honest with us around putting in an offer, and truly excited when ours was accepted. She cares for her clients, and was available whenever we needed her.


Absolutely top-notch, professional service in selling my property.

Thoroughly knowledgeable, meticulous attention to details and impeccable integrity. Elaine has my full recommendation.


Last year when I was looking for a Realtor, I was asked by every Realtor at the end of our initial meeting, “What are you looking for in a Realtor?

” I always answered with: I don’t know because I’ve never had one before. If someone were to ask me that question today, I would tell them that I would want Elaine Kay. Elaine was professional, knowledgeable and courteous every step of the way. I am happy to have worked with her and to have found my home in the area that I wanted. Good luck with your search!


Elaine is absolutely fantastic!

I was looking for a near impossible find. I searched for a year and had no success, so I contacted Elaine. Within a couple months she showed me a few locations and I found exactly what I was looking for. I am so happy! My move-in date is coming soon. I highly recommend her! She's kind, caring, goes the extra mile for her clients, and genuinely wants to help you find that perfect place. I can't thank her enough and will be working with her for all my future places. Thank you so much Elaine!


Elaine was incredibly helpful in guiding me through the process of buying my first home.

She responded quickly to any questions and concerns that I had through the process. She was knowledgeable and diligent and had my best interest in mind. I appreciated all her advice and would recommend her service. Thank you Elaine.


My Vancouver clients met with Elaine upon my recommendation and were immediately impressed with her professionalism.

Shortly thereafter, they decided to work with Elaine to sell their condo and have raved about her ever since. On more than one occasion, they’ve told me one of the best things I have done for them, was to introduce them to Elaine.


As a first-time home buyer, Elaine took the time to explain the ins and outs of buying a home to me and answered any questions I had along the way.

She is highly knowledgeable and was patient and supportive during my search for the right property. I had a very positive experience with Elaine as my Realtor and would highly recommend her to anyone.


Elaine helped us to sell our condo and throughout the entire experience she was incredibly hard-working, professional and always friendly.

She was always committed and attentive to our needs and gave great advice while working tirelessly to help us sell our place. We were always confident that we were in good hands. If you are ever looking for a fantastic realtor, I would highly recommend working with Elaine!


The experience of selling our home with Elaine was amazing!

She was supportive, transparent and genuine through the whole process and even after we sold, for way over asking! She’s really passionate about what she does. From our first meeting with her, she listened, asked the right questions, provided recommendations, and had a great sense of humour, We knew right away she was the agent for us. We received comments from people we knew and strangers alike, saying how professional and kind our agent was. That says a lot. Thank you, Elaine!


Elaine is a consummate professional: patient, responsive, ethical, excellent communicator.

She spoke honestly about my home needs and steered me in the right direction to my current forever-home. We worked as a team to win out by a narrow margin in the competitive Vancouver market, and I could not be prouder to have her by my side. Will retain her services if I decide to sell one day!


After having lived in our house for 26 years, the thought of selling it was very stressful.

We are very pleased to have engaged Elaine as our real estate agent as she walked us through the whole process patiently. She was very attentive and gave us tips and advice of how to effectively sell our house. It was truly an excellent experience working with Elaine. She is very knowledgeable, highly professional and organized. When it came to negotiating offers, she had our best interests in mind and helped us seal our sale significantly over asking price!! We would be pleased to recommend Elaine to anyone looking for a good and reliable Realtor.


My husband and I were buying a home in Vancouver, while living in Toronto.

We were worried about having to fly back and forth for viewings etc., but after a few long calls with Elaine we realized could trust her to really represent our interests in viewings, and decided to use FaceTime (essentially buying the home site-unseen). I never thought I would even consider this before meeting Elaine, but she has excellent attention to detail, and knew exactly what we were looking for. She warned us against properties that seemed good, but might have disappointed us later, and made sure we had our eyes open with our purchase. We were so fortunate to have Elaine recommended to us as a realtor for buying our home in Vancouver – I cannot recommend her highly enough


Elaine is amazing at what she does.

She sold my property in West Vancouver. She is professional, an excellent negotiator, punctual, always going the extra mile to make sure all aspects of the transaction run smoothly, and most importantly she sold my property for the right price and within the right time frame. She is very knowledgeable in her field and truly cares about your bottom-line. Highly recommended!


Elaine is a very knowledgeable real estate agent that we depended on for the purchase of our dream home and she made it came true for us.

She made sure that the house we bought was in the safe area of the city and the house itself was in good condition. She cared so much for us that she even went beyond our expectations by arranging mortgages for our house and getting the right insurance firm that we needed for our house. There are no words to describe how amazing Elaine was for purchase of our house from start to finish and I want to say to anyone who wants to buy or sell a house, she is the real deal that anyone can count on. If I buy, or sell again, I will never hire anyone except her.


As first time home buyers, my girlfriend and I had more than our fair share of questions and concerns about finding an agent that we thought could answer all our questions and really make us feel comfortable in something so foreign and new to us.

We found exactly that in Elaine. Every question we had was answered in simple terms that we could understand, and all of our fears were put to bed. We were able to move forward confidently and find a place that we could call our own. After only a week, Elaine was able to help us find a place, make an offer, and secure our new home. Even after the sale was closed, Elaine was always available to help us with bumps in the road that came up. If we were so sell or purchase another property, Elaine would be the first and only call we would need to make. Thanks Elaine!!


Elaine did a great job.

It was quick, efficient and very professional. She walked us through the entire process which made it easy. We can start fresh now. Thanks Elaine!


Elaine was great, took care of everything and I always felt that she had our best interests in mind.

Highly recommended!!!


Answered all my questions, provided rationale behind suggestions, pleasant experience.


We were new in town and were completely overwhelmed with the Vancouver real estate market.

Elaine was an absolute delight to work with. She came to all our meetings enthusiastic and extremely well prepared. She knew all the areas well and was able to put us at ease whilst we were looking to purchase a property. The entire experience was positive and we will definitely recommend her to our friends and family.


We can't speak highly enough of our experience with Elaine Kay.

We were first-time homebuyers with very little knowledge about how to find the right place and feel so fortunate to have found Elaine. She was extremely professional while also being very warm and personable. As our Realtor, she helped us find the right house in the right neighborhood within our price range. We viewed several properties before making our decision and throughout the whole process we never felt any pressure and felt that she was genuinely invested in finding the right home for us. Elaine helped us navigate what could have been a very stressful purchase and made the whole experience a positive memory. I would highly recommend Elaine to anyone buying a home in Vancouver!


I would like to say that our experience with Elaine selling our home was a simple process, but that would be unjust for Elaine.

She first absorbed our requirements, then explained the process as well as giving us check lists and all the information we needed to know. Once all the preliminary details were finalized and marketing needed to commence, she oversaw every detail of preparing the house; taking the pictures, launching the MLS listing and erecting the signs. I was quite flattered that she dug in and helped clean and present the house, she drove by the signs to insure all was in order and put all the extra touches for the open house. The feedback from my neighbors was uplifting and fortunately all that saw it loved the home and we had an offer on the second day. On day five, we had more than three offers and the price was above asking. Elaine helped sort our confusion and indecision in her usual sure and steadfast approach. Elaine dedicated her days to us by selling our home on one end and finding us a new home on the other end. As with every experience, she managed to solve all our real estate needs. She is firm and aggressive when she needs to be, and caring and attentive when she needs to be. In my opinion, she differentiates herself from the many agents around with her genuine attitude towards her clients. We never saw her as an agent, but rather someone who would be able to genuinely solve our problems. Although caring, Elaine is very competent and wastes no time pinpointing facts to help her clients reach decisions. I have recommended Elaine before and will continue to recommend her as the best real estate agent I know.


We met Elaine at an open house and liked her straight away.

When we got serious about buying we got in touch with her and asked if she would represent us. She listened to what we were looking for and did a great job of helping us understand the home buying process. I would recommend her to anyone in need of a real-estate agent.


We had a wonderful experience with Elaine.

She was punctual, always available to answer questions and knowledgeable in her field. She was very professional and as first time home buyers, she made us very comfortable throughout the buying process. Elaine was able to provide suggestions and recommendations based on our preferences and tastes. Moreover, she was proactive and assertive in negotiating properties for us and went the extra mile to find solutions. We highly recommend Elaine and thank you again for making the experience so pleasurable!


I really enjoyed having Elaine as my realtor, she was very professional and helped immeasurably with all aspects of the sale.

I would definitely use her again and would recommend her to all my friends and family.


My sister recommended I speak with Elaine when I was considering whether to rent or purchase a home in Toronto.

I had very specific requirements which included a good school and proximity to our family. This was a real challenge given our narrow search area. Elaine was amazing in every way. She took time discussing the available options and providing comparable properties. Elaine was a good listener and helped guide me throughout. When I was ready to put in an offer I trusted Elaine’s advice and appreciated her thoroughness and eye for detail with all the paperwork. Thanks to Elaine’s hard work, all went smoothly and it did not feel stressful. Since then, I recommended Elaine to several friends with a variety of needs. I feel confident to strongly recommend Elaine to anyone looking for a property in Toronto. Her professionalism and conscientiousness in handling each stage of the process goes above and beyond what is required. I couldn’t imagine using anyone other than Elaine for my real estate needs as the qualities she possesses are rare to find.


I was a first time home buyer (pre-construction condo) and Elaine was awesome!

She answered all my questions about buying a home and the process. She answered most of my questions about the property, however I don’t blame her, even the developer’s sale representatives did not know some of answers themselves. She wanted to make sure that we get our first choice and was lining up at the presentation centre early in the morning. She was dedicated to her job, and it was evident that she wanted to make her clients happy. During the signing of the contract it was hard to reach Elaine, since she had multiple clients that day. Overall I thought Elaine was very helpful, honest, respectful and understanding. Thank you Elaine!


Elaine is an extraordinary real estate agent.

She educated us about the Vancouver area and helped to home in on specific areas that fit our requirements. She is super easy and enjoyable to work with and always goes above and beyond expectations. I strongly recommend working with this agent.


Elaine was an absolute pleasure to work with.

She made the process of selling our condo painless! She was patient and hard-working at all times. My brother and I have very busy schedules at work and she was understanding and worked around our times. It was nice to relax and know that I had such a great realtor who was working so hard on our behalf. Thank you Elaine!


Elaine was wonderful and helped with all aspects of the sale of our place.

She got us going with good advice about what would make our place look its best, gave us numbers of people to call, and adapted to our needs when our place was on the market. She handled unexpected events with professionalism and grace which enabled us to deal with a few challenges that came up along the way. Thanks Elaine!


They say that no one is perfect but we think that Elaine is.

She has helped our family sell two homes and buy one. We are very happy with the results. Even the buyers were happy with Elaine. Elaine is very professional in dress and manner. She pays attention to details is good with follow up and works very hard. We’ve gladly given her name to family and friends.


We met with Elaine for the sale of our home and we were truly impressed by her professionalism and knowledge.

From beginning to end, we experienced top-notch service. As we have never been through the process of selling a home before, she really listened to our needs and took the time to answer any questions we had. Selling a home can be a very stressful time, but her friendliness and expertise made us feel at ease. She kept in constant contact with us, keeping us up-to-date on showing feedback and made suggestions when needed. When it came down to negotiating the offer, she had our best interests in mind and was able to get us the best deal possible. Even after the sale, she remained in contact and made sure we had everything in order for closing. We highly recommend her to everyone we know who wants to move. You are definitely in great hands if you work with Elaine!

J. & J. TONE

Elaine did an exceptional job selling my condo quickly and for a great price.

This was the first time I’ve sold a property and she walked me through every step with an extraordinary amount of patience and understanding, making the entire process as streamlined and effortless as possible. Thank you Elaine!


Our realtor in Toronto introduced us to Elaine.

We found her very personable, professional, efficient and she is always on top of things. We really appreciate her input and guidance in helping us to sell and get the best deal for our condo. In addition, she also brought in quality professionals to take photos and to create an accurate floor plan for our unit. We firmly believed that all her effort and her devotion to her job are key factors to how quick we sold. Elaine is truly a cut above many Realtors out there. She takes pride in her work and we have absolutely no reservations recommending her to anyone looking for an excellent realtor to work with.

D. & A. SUM

We met Elaine after she sold our neighbour’s house and because of her persistence, she was able to convince us to hire her as our agent.

She was determined and very hardworking. She did not give up nor did she allow any obstacles or challenges to defeat or prevent her from getting her job done. This helped us sell our house for a lot more than we expected. She has now become more than just an agent to us, but a part of our family as well. Her great personality, optimism and honesty are how you know you’re in good hands. We would strongly recommend her as an agent to anyone.


Selling our first home was not a decision we took lightly and we had a lot of questions when it came to making the decision to list or not.

Elaine didn’t hesitate in dedicating significant time and attention to arm us with most relevant information to help us make the best decision possible. We felt supported during the entire listing process, from staging to open house to fielding multiple offers. Elaine’s passion for real estate, personal touch and true dedication to helping us make the right decision (and not just closing the sale) made this a seamless and enjoyable process. We were thrilled when our house sold for significantly above our asking price. We will be enlisting Elaine’s services when we are ready to make our next purchase and look forward to working with her again. Elaine is a trusted resource who we highly recommend.

B. & A. FASH

Elaine helped me rent out my unit in an exceptionally short amount of time.

I believe it was within a week from the time of listing to the time of closing taking as little time as needed from my busy schedule. Not only did she do the usual due diligence in finding a tenant but she even went the extra mile to help me tidy up the unit and prep it for showing as I was out of town at that time. She then met with all prospective tenants before finally coming back to me with a shortlist of her top 3 candidates all with their pros and cons. I ended up going with her first choice which has been one of the best tenants I have ever had, completely hassle free, neat and everything she said he would be. I wouldn’t think twice into using her again should I ever require a tenant. She has an innate ability to read a person and will always have your best interests at heart. Great agent and I will definitely use her again in any future sales and purchases going forward and you should too.


As an older couple, we were new to the Richmond Real Estate market.

In the beginning we were unsure even what kind of home would suit us best. Elaine guided us in choosing between condos, townhouses and single family homes. She gave attention to detail in terms of location, noise, etc., and was knowledgeable in all of the areas important to us. She made a point of getting to know our preferences even for small things. She sent us regular listing updates, targeting our narrowed interests as our search progressed. In the end we chose a town house, and are extremely happy with our choice. We would heartily recommend Elaine for anyone searching in a competitive market.


Elaine helped me immensely in finding my first property in the Vancouver area.

It certainly was a challenging task coming from far away, and being unfamiliar with this market. But Elaine made it so much easier. She was absolutely hyper prepared the entire time, had great insight, and had great attitude. Elaine was able to discern my needs even before I voiced them. She’s a real pro.


We had the pleasure of working with Elaine twice in one year!

First with selling our townhouse in Liberty Village and then recently with the purchase of our beautiful family home in the Beach. Elaine’s patience, passion and intuition led us to our dream house in the area that we had not considered but are thrilled to have found. With two stubborn and opinionated clients, Elaine had the keen ability to not only hear what we said but what we weren’t saying and helped find us a home that not only meets our needs today but the needs of the growing family we hope to have in the coming years. Thank you, Elaine for your hard work and dedication.

B. & A. FASH

Elaine is amazing at her job!

I worked with Elaine to sell my condo in Vancouver. She worked efficiently, and had very high standards at every stage of the process. From initial conversations to closing, she had a clear vision and strategy . All of her work and experience left me assured that I was getting the best possible price for my property. Elaine is the best, and I wouldn’t want anybody else to represent me in the future.


We got a strong recommendation from our neighbours who had worked with Elaine to sell their place with just a single showing.

Elaine had sold two units in our current building with just one showing each, and even drew overflowing interest in other units. Elaine is very honest, helpful, and knowledgeable. If it weren’t for Elaine, the search for our first home would have been a disaster because she’s done so much that I have no idea if we could have done it on our own or if anyone else could have done it for us but Elaine. She spends a lot of time with you and listens to you, and remembers every detail of your needs. I’m sure a lot of people in this field work hard and are professional, but what distinguishes Elaine from other agents is that she has so much respect for everyone who’s involved in the field. Incredibly polite, respectful, yet proactive, assertive, and charismatic. She is on top of everything, and she will respond you any time of the day. All of these really helped us a lot, and I can’t thank her enough for working with us through our search of a new home.


I’m a first-time home buyer and was actually working with a different agent prior to Elaine.

I met her at one of her open houses and all I can say is, I’m SO HAPPY to have crossed paths and make the switch! Elaine is very hard working, professional, and really vouches for her clients. She makes it her goal to learn your wants and needs, and makes you feel very comfortable throughout the buying process. As a first-time home owner, you can imagine the amount of questions (and nervousness) I experienced. Elaine has a great way of making you feel calm and was always very quick to respond to any question I had. I highly recommend using Elaine – I am now a proud owner of my first property and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! All thanks to a great realtor and her experience.


My family and I were relocating from Israel and needed someone who knew the city.

I was referred to Elaine by a friend of mine in Toronto, who used her as her Realtor. Several months before I landed in Toronto, Elaine was diligent in sending us properties of interest and answering all our questions about areas, schools and the real estate market. After listening to our needs, she arranged a number of showings for me to view within the one week I was here to find something. From beginning to end, even after closing, Elaine has been there assisting every step of the way. This has made a huge difference, especially when moving to a new country. We are delighted with Elaine’s service and have since referred her to our friends and will continue to do so.


Elaine assisted me with buying a condo in North Vancouver.

She understood my needs/wants and ensured I obtained listings that reflected what I was looking for. During the negotiation process, Elaine provided advice as well as pros and cons to the various options. As a result of her skills, I was able to get the condo that I loved at first sight. As a result of the inspection a few concerns were raised that we felt needed to be addressed prior to closing. Elaine contacted the other realtor and through her professionalism and communication skills she was able to have the issues fixed to our requirements. I strongly recommend Elaine to anyone who is purchasing a home. She ensures she understands your needs and will guide you through the purchasing process with professionalism and knowledge. Thank you Elaine for your patience and guidance.


Elaine was a great helping hand to find the right home.

Good knowledge of the neighbourhood and value of the area of purchase. Her bilingual support really helped to clarify everything during the process.


I had the opportunity to work with Elaine when I put my place up for sale.

Being a first time home buyer, I wasn’t familiar with the selling process. Elaine really helped me figure out important factors that are involved in selling and more importantly, getting it sold! It was comforting to have someone who was knowledgeable, professional and personable when going through this stressful process. I’m extremely satisfied with the work she’s done and will recommend her to anyone!


Being new to Vancouver I was a victim of the Sticker Shock – thankfully I found Elaine early and she walked me through the market and navigated the waters of multiple offers, acceptances, and the many steps involved in finalizing the purchase.

In addition, she stuck with me as I had to figure out how to get work with a Strata for a first time to get approvals for improvements. I must of texted and emailed her a thousand times (many times with the same question) and she always responded promptly and answered all my questions and concerns. Would have been much harder to do this without her – would have to give her a 110% for Customer Service!


Elaine was happily recommended to me by a couple for whom she had sold their condo.

I found Elaine to be very professional. At our first meeting she arrived prepared with price comparisons for the area, well versed in the local market and with a well thought out marketing strategy. She put my condo on the market and within a week it was sold, subjects removed and at a price above asking. Throughout the process Elaine communicated what she felt was needed with regard to staging, and what steps would be taken; photos, listings, showings, offers and subject removals. Elaine responded to all questions efficiently and effectively. I am looking forward to Elaine’s assistance and guidance as I purchase my next home.


Elaine is extremely professional, organized and puts her clients first.

She was always available when we were and was able to show us all the properties we requested. She knew the questions to ask other agents even before we could think of them. Elaine helped us find exactly the house in the area we wanted, without going beyond our budget. She always had our best interest in mind and took our requests seriously, allowing us to find a place in a short amount of time. With both us being very busy, we are grateful for all of Elaine’s help and hard work, taking care of every detail to ensure we had everything we needed to make a successful offer.


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