What Makes Us Different?

Selling your home in the Niagara? You’ve come to the right place. Let’s get selling!

We’ll walk you through the process to make it easy on you.

We believe in doing things a little differently. Karl Vanderkuip’s easy communication style and outgoing vibes make him your real estate agent, and your friend. Raising a growing family of his own in the Niagara Region, he appreciates what you need when selling your home.

After more than 18 years of helping families buy and sell their houses, he is as hungry as ever to chase down every avenue and lead. He has also gathered the wisdom needed to interpret and handle the countless situations a home seller can encounter.

Learn more about our team.

Top Producers

We understand that every home is unique and has the ability to sell itself. We will showcase your home’s merits and celebrate the Region’s lifestyle with our strategic marketing. This gets buyers to the negotiating table. Our tireless efforts, boundless energy, and incomparable work ethic result in superior (and award-winning) sales performance.

See a list of our accolades.

Karl Vanderkuip and Grant Kay

See What Our Clients Are Saying

  • 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
  • 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!!

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Strong Negotiators

We are motivated by the art of the deal to get our sellers the absolute best value for their property. Our friendly first impression, astute listening, and genuine compassion support our in-depth preparations when we head into negotiations with buyers. Our strength lies in helping buyers understand the rationale behind your value offering, resulting in you getting top dollar when you sell your home.


While Karl is the man who is making things happen when it comes to selling your home, the truth is – it takes a village. When it comes to marketing your property, we have teamed up with some of the best in Niagara to showcase your home and get it the exposure it deserves. Just to name a few, we have worked with video production company Mitchell Reilly Pictures & Class Act Productions,  graphic design guru Gerardo Lopez from GLO Design Studios,  and inbound marketing agency Hughes & Co.

Marketing Gurus

When you’re selling a home, you’re selling a lifestyle. Using high-quality photos, videos, immersive 3D technology, and professional copywriting, we communicate the story of why your home is unique. Then, we target this narrative directly at your ideal buyers with our strategic mix of web, social media and print advertising.

Find out more about our strategic marketing.

Strategic wizards

The old standby for realtors who are trying to win listings is comparative market analysis. The agent will try to showcase their value by pulling sales numbers they claim only they have access to. And, they will put together a set of recent home sales to give you context for pricing your home. That’s NOT how we do it! We go above and beyond run-of-the-mill comparative analysis to look at the true value of your home.

With our direct-cost approach, we carefully examine the market increase over the course of the last five years, determining the cost of your home from its original purchase price plus market increase. And if you didn’t update your home in the time you lived there, that might be the end. But we see the value in updates and will add an estimated cost value of those updates as well.

Of course, comparables matter also. We will provide you with street history from the past two years, active homes and recently sold homes. These numbers will help us give you an accurate evaluation of what your home is worth. Our dedication and knack for what we do give you the most in-depth evaluation around.

Toronto Real Estate Board Members

We have been an active Toronto Real Estate Board member since 2014. Why? Because it makes a difference to our listings. With 40% of our web traffic from the Greater Toronto Area, it’s important to understand the needs of the GTA public and their ever-changing market conditions. This allows us to counsel you through all of the important decisions and negotiate for you to maximize your return.

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