My husband and I have been working with Karl and his team for the past 10 years. We have taken Karl all over the region without any complaints, in fact he was always enthusiastic. Karl was always curious and positive with what might be out there. Selling started with a conversation with Karl and a clear direction on how to proceed. I wasn’t sure we would sell. Our property is very unique and a specific buyer was required. Karl was excited about the challenge and gave us some direction on how to get ready. Four days later we were ready and Karl’s team showed up. It was like being on a movie shoot. Karl had still shots, drones, videos and then finished off with night shots. It was beyond impressive and truly let us know how dedicated to selling homes Karl truly is.It took just a week to get the listing ready. The pictures were stunning, the video was intriguing and the description was perfect. It made me rethink moving…what a beautiful place!Karl decided to give buyers a chance to check out the property, it was best to hold off on offers for 6 days. We listed on a Thursday had over 20 showings and the following Wednesday Karl presented us with three offers. We were thrilled with the experience and effort Karl was putting in. After Karl presented to us we deliberated and Karl finalized a deal that made both parties happy. It was time to celebrate but the stress of needing to find a home set in. Karl was very clear that he would make it his mission to find us a place we would love in a time frame that worked. Karl worked with his team to send me listings. I was sent listing about 4 times a day, I checked realtor.ca like it was homework. We did many drive by’s and whenever we wanted to see a house or ask questions regarding a listing Karl was always available to listen and got back quickly with an answer. He showed us everything we asked, sometimes more than once. He was a wonderful eye to have with you…his experience with homes, building and renovating are invaluable. Karl has a keen eye for what to look for…are there any issues or concerns?When it came to putting in an offer Karl was excellent at suggesting how to proceed, communicating with us and other realtors. Karl has a way of quietly letting you know if he thinks it is a good move or if there are things to be cautious about without interfering with the decision process. It’s like having a family member with you but impartial. In the end the process from listing and selling to searching and buying was a 30 day whirlwind. Three families ended up very happy! Karl and his team made the very stressful process pleasant, optimistic and very successful.We have been watching Karl make “White Knight” changes for the city of St. Catharines over the years. Helping the community and many families. Karl is able to juggle being a wonderful family man and very successful agent. We are very grateful for Karl, his family and his team! Thank you to all of you!!! Great work!!– Shannon & Dave
We begin to imagine the first night in new house with the wine! It’s very thoughtful of you!We are so lucky to meet you , and so lucky to buy the house with your help! You team is great! Welcome you anytime to visit us!
– Wendy & Young
Karl is, without a doubt, a pro of pros! From the very beginning, his knowledge and professionalism gave us the utmost confidence in his ability to guide us through the sale of our home. At a very stressful time, he was steadfast and always there to offer an encouraging word. His optimism is contagious! Most of all though, his enthusiasm for real estate and this city are second to none. He is the hardest working agent in the region!
– Scott & Joelle
I own and operate several investment companies with multiple commercial and residential properties throughout North America and abroad, I have had many dealings in real estate over the last 15+ years and must admit that this transaction was straight forward with outstanding open communication from start to finish and overall A+ level of professionalism, integrity, and just good old fashion salesmanship. Thank you once again for everything and all the best.– 1168 Holdings Inc
Karl helped my wife and I purchase our first home. 4 years later, with a 1 year old and another addition to our growing family on the way, Karl helped sell our home and find us our ‘forever home’ for growing family.
– Traplin Family
I have had multiple great experiences work with Karl over the years. He has consistently helped these big transitions go smoothly and as stress free as possible. My most recent purchase and sale of homes was almost as easy as online shopping! I could sign the paperwork from the comfort of my own couch.
Karl’s team helps everything to move quickly and efficiently. Sarah and Grant also helped to make sure I was taken care of every step of the way.
– Megan Challice
I just want to thank you for helping us buy our home It has been such a source of joy and comfort. We love the gardens, pool and hot tub. The boys have become confident swimmers in no time! It’s such a nice house for parties, and having our parents stay comfortably. I love my kitchen. The location is perfect for school/hospital/amenities! We are very happy here. I often think of how kind and patient you were with us, and sincere with your advice.
– Huma & Faridoon, Home Sweet Home
My experience working with Karl Vanderkuip has been above my expectations. From the first meeting with Karl I was pleased and surprised by how quickly he got my house listing underway and viewers in to the house. In just under two weeks there was an offer and again Karl used his negotiation skills to achieve an acceptable offer. Karl’s approach and professionalism speaks volumes about his success and I appreciated that. My recommendation would be Karl in future if someone does want to sell their home with the least stress.
– Jayne-The Mid-Town St. Catharines Zoomer
As first time homebuyers unfamiliar with the Niagara region, we were challenging clients. We viewed more than 30 homes, but Karl always met us with a beaming smile and great enthusiasm. Karl and his team were extremely patient, responsive and professional throughout the entire process. We were impressed with Karl’s intimate knowledge of the real estate market, building and construction considerations, various community resources and the eccentricities of each neighbourhood. We felt that he truly had his finger on the pulse of the region. Karl made the home buying experience a very pleasurable one and we would certainly recommend his services!
– We are lucky to have two cool young physicians move to Niagara.
When two seniors decide its time to downsize and put their home of 33 years on the market, you need the best real estate agent you can find. We certainly found that in Karl Vanderkuip.
From our first meeting, we were impressed with his knowledge of our area, the schools and the positive reasons for living in our area.
Karl brings in professional resources to help achieve the perfect results. Upon seeing the pictures and video of our listing we almost wanted to stay in our perfect home. Karl told us our home would sell quickly and he certainly achieved that.
He certainly turned a stressful time in our lives into a positive and pleasurable experience. We would highly recommend Karl Vanderkuip and his team.
– George and Terry Tyas, The Downsizers
Our story is a unique one… My wife and I decided to put our house on the market to “see how it would go”. We had a number in mind for our selling price, a community in mind for our potential future house, and a crazy idea how to make this all happen; we would “Call Karl”. From the spectacular staging experience, to the perfect photography work, to the flawless feature sheet we had three written offers on our home in 4 days, and found our new home 6 days later. Karl’s wonderful team was amazing. Friendly, approachable and yet very professional, this is the only team we will ever use for future real estate endeavors. We are so thankful for Karl’s enthusiasm, professionalism and knowledge and will strongly recommend all family and friends interested in buying or selling their home to do what we did, and simply “Call Karl!”
– Jenifer & Ian- Young, In Love & Crazy!
“Karl is a professional at his job who provided services beyond our expectations and made selling our first house both easy and stress-free. We would definitely recommend Karl to any of our family or friends.
– Jeff West, The 2nd Home Family Guy”
Karl helped us navigate the world of putting in an offer on our new house and listing our current one. His expertise, passion, and personal touches helped us create a standout offer (one of seven!) that got us our dream home. When it came to selling, we listed at a bold asking price on Karl’s encouragement, and were thrilled to sell over asking within just five days! It is Karl’s passion and heart for what he does that sets him apart from other realtors, and we wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone embarking on the adventure of buying or selling a home!
–Mark & Ellery/Sandown
“Your team made selling our property on Heritage Court a quick, seamless process. Even with the extra challenges of Covid, it didn’t stop your group from selling our semi in two days $5k above asking.
– Tim & Rose/Heritage
“Not only did Karl go above and beyond with video advertising for our home, his laid back personality was perfectly suited to sell our country home! Take me home country roads! Thanks for everything!!
Recently we sold our house with Karl as our listing agent. Everyone was very surprised to see our house sell in just one week. I know it seemed like that, but most people don’t realize the work that went on before the sign went up. Karl spent time researching the proper asking price and helping with home staging.The photos were spectacular, and the feature sheet was beautiful. All this was instrumental in the quick sale.
I would recommend Karl to anyone as he is an enthusiastic upbeat fun real estate agent who gets the job done.
– Lorraine and Tim, The vinyl record, empty nesters
Thank-you Karl for making the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home, truly a reason to celebrate! Your enthusiastic, ever optimistic, yet professional devotion to us was outstanding! Even before we actually listed with you, your advice and guidance to get our home ready for sale was invaluable and the professional staging hints and video crew helped showcase what our property had to offer. You helped us sail through the “roadblocks” that were stressful to us and you went the extra mile to work even harder to make our dreams come true! We truly experienced your motto of “Buy, Sell & Celebrate” with Call Karl.
– Genn & Anita, The Rural Downsizers
We have had the pleasure of working with Karl Vanderkuip to find the house of our dreams. Karl was a wonderful source of information. He diligently kept his own online search engine updated with all new listings which we then used to match with our own wish list. Our needs were always important to Karl. He was always approachable and made himself available anytime we needed. He is friendly and easy to work with. When we found our dream house we were in the competition with two other offers. Karl showed an enormous amount of wit, management and communication skills resulting in us getting the house. His level of professionalism and expertise was unsurpassed. We would highly recommend Karl to anyone who is looking to sell or buy a house. His clients will certainly benefit from his vast experience, knowledge and valuable recommendations. He is well connected in the business community in the region which puts him ahead of other realtors. Thank you Karl, for your tremendous effort throughout the busy Easter season.
– The Kotrec Family, The Physician
If you have property to buy or sell, you could do no better than enlist the services of Karl Vanderkuip, an outstanding Remax agent. Don’t be misled by his infectious grin or his physique which resembles that of a California surfer. Inside his head is an amazing amount of knowledge, skill, energy and persistence which he unfailingly puts to use in the service of his clients. My husband and I are a senior couple who recently found it necessary to sell our home and move to smaller, more easily-maintained quarters. Karl gave us excellent advice about staging and preparing the house for selling. When we were out of town for several days for medical appointments, he took the initiative and made several decisions on our behalf which enabled the showings to continue, and resulted in the eventual sale of the residence. The sale was completed within three weeks of the commencement of showing the property. We are very grateful to Karl for his competent handling of the matter and we highly recommend him to anyone contemplating the sale or purchase of any property. We also noted that he is extremely ethical and trustworthy; we believe that anyone could put his or her most valuable assets and possessions into Karl’s capable hands and be assured that they would be treated with care and respect. Please feel free to call if you would like the above information and recommendation verified. You can’t beat quality when it comes to making purchases or to hiring real estate agents. We feel we found the best!
-Thank you, Karl! Don & Carolyn Tyller, The Sweet Grandpa & Grandma
It was as if you breathed life into St Catherine’s yesterday, it’s amazing what being young, passionate and positive about your hometown can do! When we first visited it looked like a dead, forgotten city but yesterday, through your eyes, it came to life! You are certainly good at what you do, but we know your efforts are sincere. We will be making a decision very soon. Thanks for spending time with us, we really appreciated it. Take care,
– Huma, In the eyes of the beholder