If you only read one line of this testimonial - I'll start by saying if you don't engage Chris Zaharko and his team as your Calgary Real Estate Agent, you may be leaving some cards on the table.
My wife and I have explored Calgary over the last few years as a place we would like to live. We decided in July that we would travel to Calgary in August and view real estate with the intention of making an offer on a home. We did not know any real estate agents in Calgary. Small world kicks in. Friends of ours in Ontario advised us that their family in Calgary had been neighbours with Chris and he would be the perfect fit for our needs.
We have always used the services of real estate agents we have known personally throughout our home purchase history and we have bought and sold many homes. So reaching out to Chris out of the blue was somewhat of an unknown for us. We sent Chris a list of 9 properties we wanted to see prior to flying into Calgary. Chris and his assistant Carly were both super responsive throughout our communication and awaited our arrival.
On the day of the viewings, Chris picked us up at our hotel and away we went. He is easy going, professional and knows the market! (and food too!) We hit all the properties in one day. If we didn't like a property we wouldn't waste his time. We would say "On to the next one." Out of the 9 houses, 2 made the list. Chris took us back to view the top two properties twice to ensure we had all we needed to make a decision, and we did. In addition to showing the properties to us, Chris was very knowledgeable about what had sold in the area and was quick to advise us on how to structure an offer.
We made an offer and this is where Chris proved he is 100% for his clients. Chris was able to help us negotiate a great purchase price and it doesn't end there. He followed up during the home inspection process and well after closing to ensure everything was good with our new home. He dropped by the day of closing to ensure all went smoothly and brought us lunch (class act). We now consider Chris a friend and would not hesitate to recommend him and his team to represent anyone buying or selling a home in the Calgary area. If we ever buy or sell in Calgary, the first person we will call is Chris.
There is a reason why Chris is rated top 1% Nationally, he does what 99% of realtors will not do.
Paul and Lisa
We have purchased and sold a total of 4 homes through Chris over the last 7 years. Chris always had our best interest in mind. He helped us capitalize on a very good market with our first transactions and most recently helped us upgrade our home in a very challenging market. We have always trusted Chris to support us our right real estate decisions and we’re thankful for his friendship and advice. - Rory & Lauren
I would like to express my gratitude to your real estate company and say how I appreciated your hard work and effort selling my house in Calgary. Chris was amazing in his professional ability and his know with many years of experience. He tried various angles and succeeded in finding the right buyer. Times were slow in the market but he was able to match a potential buyer with his ability to understand of the market potential. I would highly recommend him and this real estate company to anyone who is trying to sell a property! Thanks again, Janet Brown-Hanna
Chris and Carly have been the perfect team to assist me in my move to Calgary! They've been attentive, quick to reply and provided me with the best help I needed to make an informed decision on my purchase. I can't thank the team enough in their professionalism and the ease at which they've made it to own a home, I highly recommend Chris, Carly and the team at Royal LePage.
- Sohum P
I want to Thank You for being so knowledgeable and helpful through the entire process of buying our new home! From the initial showing, to offering renovation ideas and then even helping to line up quality contractors. The service you have provided has been so consistent. When you originally contacted my husband and I with this purchase opportunity, you were confident that we would be impressed with all that this property had to offer. You understood our taste, needs & budget and then found us the perfect home to align with all that we Wanted. Your also a hardcore negotiator! Thank you for ensuring we made appropriate offer/counter offer, etc. What an amazing property for such good value. Chris your professionalism, attention to detail and loyalty to our family has gone above and beyond what we expected or could have ever asked of you. Thank you for caring and for always being so kind and patient, especially when myself and family can be high maintenance at times!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping to find our forever home.
- Haley M
We have worked with Chris and his team on a few different occasions, and each time we are thoroughly impressed with the level of commitment and professionalism that everyone on the team brings. Chris is experienced and knowledgeable about the real estate market and trends, and is proactive in his advice and approach to try to stay one step ahead of the ‘competition’. When markets were slow, Chris worked hard to get our property exposure and when the time came to negotiate he was a step above ensuring that we got maximum value for our property. Every step of the way- from the listing agreement, pictures, staging advice, showings, etc, Chris and his team were there for us and we were very impressed with the time and expense spent, and attention to detail. I can wholeheartedly recommend Chris to anyone- buying or selling- for top quality representation.- P & R Ewanchuk
I would describe my experience in dealing with Chris as nothing short of excellent. Right from our initial meeting, he was responsive to my requests while providing valuable input and advice. I also felt that he did a good job of navigating negotiations with the seller after we found the place that I wanted.
- J Dillabaugh
Chris sold our home in a high price point, in an extremely tough market in just over a month. With very few properties around us selling, we were extremely grateful to have Chris as our realtor. Chris has a great deal of experience and exceptional negotiating skills. Even when the buyers got cold feet and it appeared the deal might not close, Chris was able to get it done. Over the last decade, Chris has sold 3 homes for us and has represented us with the purchase of new properties as well. Chris is extremely knowledgeable of the market and has excellent rapport with other realtors which is a definite asset in negotiations. In our most recent search to find a new home, Chris was very flexible and patient and spent many hours on repeat showings to ensure we were happy with our decisions. We have recommended Chris to our friends and they have had the same excellent experience. We will continue to recommend Chris as an outstanding realtor and we will continue to use him for all of our real estate needs. Thanks for making this one happen Chris. - S & K Coupland
Chris was recommended through a friend. As we were new to Calgary, we needed someone with local knowledge and a lot of patience to show us around. We have been all over the city, looking at dozens of properties. Chris managed to set up many consecutive showings in a single day which allowed for a very efficient orientation of the city. Once we had a better idea of the neighbourhoods we refined our search. During the week we worked on a list of available properties, and set up the viewings over the weekend. Chris' knowledge of properties in general (including assessing building quality, potential re-sale value etc.) helped us to make our decision. He gave honest advice and wasn't just talking along with us to please us, he gave us real advice. During the negotiations we went back and forth a few times with the sellers and some solid advice was given by Chris on contractual terms that were foreign to us (as a first-time home buyer). This saved us money down the road as Chris ensured all the proper documentation (such as the RPR) was in the seller's scope. After a conditional offer was accepted, we used the (by Chris' recommended) Home Inspector and Lawyer to finalize the deal. We were impressed with his connections as they were knowledgeable, readily available, and affordable as compared to other quotes we received. We are very happy with Chris and his service. He is an all-around good guy, knowledgeable and has been around. He knows the right people and really went above and beyond to find our new home. I would recommend Chris to anyone if you are looking for your new home in Calgary and want some solid and honest advice.
- N. DeWinter
A friend recommended Chris Zaharko after purchasing a home with him. I contacted him and he was immediately responsive, requesting my preferred communication method (email, telephone or text) and advising me that he was available any time. I'm a difficult client and I warned Chris that my number one priority was viewing properties immediately after finding them on the MLS. I was actually shocked about how responsive he was. I would send Chris a listing that I wanted to view and he would make arrangements to see it the same day. This happened on almost 10 different occasions. It was responsible and impressive, particularly in a market where good deals don't last long. I would not hesitate recommending Chris Zaharko. His market knowledge is second to none, he is a strong negotiator and he is extremely responsive. In my experience he is second to none.
- J. Ryder
Very good experience, Chris is very knowledgeable and did a great job, I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a property.
- Bob Loucks
This was our third time having used Chris and his team. His depth of service really made for a stress free process from start to finish. In particular what made Chris stand out vs. other realtors I surveyed was his thorough knowledge of the market and the differentiated advice he gave. His years of experience really shine through , especially when looking to close a deal in tougher markets. You can trust that he's always looking out for your best interest.
My daughter and I would like to thank to so much for selling her Condo at Anderson Estates. You took the listing and had it sold overnight. Very impressive. Thanks Chris for making the process of selling the our property simple and rewarding.
- Brenda Fraser
Chris and Samantha were great. The process of selling and buying our condo and house would have been impossible without them.
- Tom & Margaret Reinders
We were pleased with how quickly and smoothly both the sale of our condo and purchase of our house went. Chris did a great job negotiating on our behalf. We were also very happy with the help we received from Chris' assistant as she was always available to answer our questions and provide us with anything we needed.
Chris did a wonderful job for me. He is my hero. God bless and many thanks.
- Mrs. Chernichen
Chris and team were very in tune with the market in Calgary during these tough times. With a clear vision of the value of my property, they went to work to achieve that result for me even in a slow market. Very impressed with the amount of showings, advice around offers and final results. Great work and many thanks to all.
- M. Bergen
We saw Chris's Signs with sold stickers in our area. Chris did a good job helping us sell out condo. He recommended a price drop when he though it was necessary. He also got is 2 offers! We would use Chris again and we will, and have, recommended him to our friends.
- Mr. Ince & Ms. Horsman