Doug Solbrekken Realty, based in Vancouver, BC, is a trusted name in real estate, renowned for its exceptional service and client satisfaction. With a reputation for being personable, knowledgeable, and attentive, Doug Solbrekken excels in both buying and selling homes, ensuring clients' needs are meticulously met. His strategic thinking, responsiveness, and attention to detail are consistently highlighted by clients who have successfully navigated the competitive market with his guidance. Whether it's a family seeking their dream home or an individual making their first purchase, Doug's dedication and expertise make the complex process of real estate transactions smooth and rewarding. His commitment to going the extra mile has earned him high recommendations for anyone looking to embark on their real estate journey in Vancouver.
Helped us sell and buy a house during covid. Couldn't have asked for a better realtor!!
-J. Sizzla - Posted Jan 15, 2024
We were introduced to Doug by way of a positive referral given through my company's employee relocation team. Doug was immediately responsive to our very early exploratory discussions, taking the time to listen to our specific housing needs (and a few desires) and to introduce us to various neighborhoods in and around Vancouver. Doug also helped us to create a specific house search profile online, which would send emails to our attention as soon as properties of potential interest would hit the market. Doug was always very quick to help coordinate viewings at all properties, of even 'potential' interest, and never tired in his efforts throughout our entire search process which lasted more than a year. When we finally viewed a property that checked off the majority of our needs (and a few desires), Doug was quick to facilitate the negotiation and closing processes - keeping us very close in the communication loop throughout the entire journey. It took a while, and perhaps some great patience exercised on Doug's part, but we have finally settled into a beautiful property up in Edgemont, North Vancouver which we are very happy to call "home". Thanks Doug for the excellent support throughout the process!
- Ana Paula Mueller Berry - Nov 10, 2023
- Molly Donnici - Jun 15, 2023
Our experience with Doug was nothing short of 5 stars! Earlier this year he helped us buy our great new home and quickly sold our condo with as little stress as possible. Working with Doug was truly a joy. He is very attentive, well organized and a great communicator. The strategy used for both sale and purchase were clearly laid out and confidently executed. No question was left unanswered and now we are very happy in our new home.
Whether you are buying, selling or both, I highly recommend working with Doug.
- Paul Donnici - Jun 12, 2023
- Matthew Godwin - Jun 10, 2023
Doug is very knowledgeable and was patiently helped us through this process. He is always available to support in any way he can even after purchasing home. It was proved to us that we can trust Doug in this journey which gave us the confidence to act. Thank you Doug for all your help and being always available to answer our questions.
- Nilou Rohani - May 15, 2023
Doug was very attentive and knowledgeable. He did an amazing job showcasing our sale and was extremely helpful with our purchase. He made things come together very well.
- mark paulhus - Feb 09, 2023
Doug is a fantastic real estate agent. I recommend him without reservation. He is knowledgeable, personable, thoughtful, honest, encouraging and realistic (and has a great sense of humour!). He was a huge help to us as we navigated the fast-changing market of 2022, keeping us informed of all the relevant market considerations as we made our decisions along the way. Wouldn’t change a thing about our experience working with Doug!
- Zoe Younger - Jan 20, 2023
We really can’t say enough about just how happy we were with Doug Solbrekken as our realtor! Doug recently helped us sell a condo in Kitsilano. And he was extremely helpful, reliable, always available, professional, and was a great communicator throughout the entire process. Doug initially laid out a sales and marketing strategy that best reflected the property and current market conditions. Once we were in agreement on strategy and price he enthusiastically advertised the sale using multiple online and social media platforms ensuring we had the biggest audience possible. He created an amazing video promoting not only the home but also highlighting many of the local neighborhood attractions. He did this by walking through our neighborhood himself and by creating a segment of the video with his own personal drone (Doug has an advanced drone license for the city of Vancouver and is a previous helicopter pilot and instructor so he’s more than qualified here :-). And then he followed up by offering several open houses. Doug then followed up all of the showings and open houses with phone calls to the other realtors to get their thoughts and feedback. He contacted us frequently to let us know how things were going and what the feedback was on the viewings. He managed our expectations throughout the process and was able to relay the current state of the market in an ongoing manner. He ensured we were a part of the process, and was a strong advocate and agent for us in his communications with other realtors and their potential buyers. Doug guided us through the back-and-forth of the offer and counter-offer process. He always had sound advice based on his extensive knowledge of the real estate market, yet also took a personal approach and really listened to our input, concerns and questions.
And importantly although this was a smaller property compared to other properties he has sold he still brought ALL of his skills, professionalism and enthusiasm to our real estate sale.
All in all Doug was a fantastic realtor! And we would very highly recommend Doug for anyones real estate needs.
- Jennifer Kealy - Sep 13, 2022
I was a first time buyer and had heard many friends' challenging stories -- but in great part thanks to Doug, hunting a new home turned out to be less painful than I'd anticipated. He listened thoughtfully, observed keenly, asked questions - and as it turns out - probably knew what I wanted more quickly than I did. He talked me through the process(es) every step of the way. He was always quick to respond. When we'd go see a place, I soon learned I never had to worry that I wouldn't look or ask about the right things. His interest and experience in real estate shone, as he walked through the apartment looking at and commenting aloud about features/factors I should notice or consider, and asking the other realtor(s) question I may not have known to ask. He was efficient with our time, but never rushed me. When I was ready to make an offer he offered thoughtful strategic advice, and was willing to 'hold my hand' through the inevitable waiting. He's competent, personable, encouraging, and treated me with respect and kindness. I'd work with him again in a heartbeat. You should too.
- Janice Robinson - Sep 06, 2022
Doug was terrific to work with, he put us both at ease and was very supportive. In the whirlwind of our house hunting Doug was calm and always looking out for our best interest.
- Geoff Poulton - Sep 05, 2022
From the very beginning, Doug clearly laid out the process and we put together an overall plan for what needed to be done and by when. He was on-time, all the time. And promptly responded to all my questions.
- Jeff Everett - Sep 02, 2022
We can't recommend Doug enough - he is the best! Our real estate journey was a long and winding one but with Doug's skill, eye for detail and his ability to understand what we were looking for and pair us up with real options - we now live our new lovely home. We couldn't be happier. Doug was instrumental in finding and securing our home, and then was lightning quick to sell our previous home with the best possible outcome for us. Doug is patient, responsive, knowledgeable and goes the extra mile to support you and keep you informed every step of the way. 100% Chip approved!
- Susie Vdv - Jun 05, 2022
Doug made a stressful situation as easy as possible. We appreciate all the work he did for us in helping find the perfect home for our family. His kind nature was very much appreciated. We would recommend him to anyone buying or selling their home.
- Florence Boyd - May 26, 2022
We couldn’t ask for a better real estate agent than Doug. He is absolutely perfect! He is very familiar with the Vancouver market, courteous, professional and patient. He immediately responded to all questions and requests, was very helpful in winning the bidding war and was very generous with the welcome gift. We are extremely happy with our new apartment and the whole process of purchasing it.
- Jarek Czyz - May 22, 2022
Amazing service! Doug helped us purchase a new property recently and he totally blew us away! He genuinely cared about helping us achieve our real estate goals and was not just focused on making a commission. He stuck with us even when we changed our mind. Doug was always accessible, and eager to help. He has great initiative and drive to get the job done. We highly recommend Doug to anyone that needs a real estate agent.
- Naveen Sandhu - Feb 13, 2022
- Andrew Godwin - Feb 09, 2022
Doug was great with my recent condo purchase. He's very personable, asks the right questions, was incredibly responsive and helpful throughout. He provided excellent advice and resources and made the entire process understandable and painless. I would definitely recommend Doug as a realtor and will be working with him again on my next purchase!
- Tom Teasdale - Feb 07, 2022
Doug really was a godsend to us! We are British and so the Vancouver real estate market and buying process was completely new to us and we couldn’t have asked for a better person to guide us through it, he helped us to secure our house extremely quickly and for a great price and the recommended a mortgage broker, a removals firm and even cleaners for our rental. We trusted him implicitly to get us the best deal and we really felt that he was invested in getting us a family home that we could all be happy in and we are so happy! You won’t regret working with Doug.
- Clare Burlinson - Feb 05, 2022
Working with Doug made the whole process of selling our family home a smooth process. He made great suggestions about getting the house ready for the market. We were able to rely on Doug to help us navigate from putting the house on the market right the way through to tying up the details once we accepted the final offer. I wouldn’t hesitate to call on Doug again and recommend him whether it’s your first real estate transaction or you’re making the move to a new home.
- Suzan Ross - Feb 05, 2022
Real estate can be a bloodsport in Vancouver. Doug Solbrekken stands out because he's down-to-earth yet diligent, and he always, always puts your needs as a buyer/seller first. You couldn't ask for a sharper eye or steadier hand. We had a terrific experience and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to our friends.
- T Stiem - Feb 04, 2022
Doug did an excellent job arranging visits and finding places for ‘‘em to look at and provided great advice along the way. Ended up with a fantastic place!
- Greg Schabas - Feb 02, 2022
Doug was our realtor for our house we purchased in east van. He took the time to listen to our needs and explained things in a way that was easy to understand. It was his experience, strategic thinking and lightning quick communications that allowed us to purchase the house we wanted in this challenging market. Doug was highly accessible, attentive and reliable throughout the whole process. We would highly recommend Doug to anyone looking to buy a home.
- Ivan Jin - Jan 24, 2022
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Doug’s attention to detail and calm demeanour was the main reason our sale was a success! He reassuringly guided me through the process of finding the perfect buyer for my beautiful and special home. Doug is a kind a thoughtful agent and I would not hesitate to partner with him on my next real estate adventure!
I wish Doug the best of luck in his next adventure I can't recommend him enough.
- cathy cleghorn - Jan 19, 2022
Doug is a very personable and knowledgable realtor. I found Doug be very thorough and has a keen eye for all the small details. Doug really listens to you and what you want whether it be buying or selling a home. He really does go the extra mile and that itself made me feel that I chose the right realtor
- Angie Gibbs - Jan 18, 2022
Doug Solbrekken Realty | 5487 West Boulevard, Vancouver BC , Canada