Testimonials

What My Clients Say!

"Thank you Craig!

We have sold several houses in Lions Bay over the years, but we stayed put so long this time our realtor had retired! A friend recommended you and we are so glad she did. Our listing and sale were handled with professionalism and your advice along the way was appreciated. We also appreciate the extra things you have helped with as a courtesy in your role as notary. Lions Bay is lucky to have you as both a realtor, notary and owner of the store!

We wish you every success with your new venture. Thanks again!" - Phil and Sheila Bromiley 


"We would like to highly recommend Craig to any prospective seller or buyer. We listed our home with him just after the 15% penalty was imposed but he navigated us very successfully through these rough waters.  We were very pleased with the result and know that Craig worked very hard for us.  Selling our home of 34 years could have been very traumatic but he anticipated our every wish & need and always with a sense of humour that helped us to remain upbeat. Craig is the best!" - Ray and Lynn Pauwels

"Craig impressed us when we visited his other open houses and again from the moment he walked into our home for the first time. His passion for our house matched ours so we knew he would pass this enthusiasm on to prospective buyers. He works hard to represent his clients and get the best deal possible. Always professional, he provides sound advice on the practical matters of buying and selling property. We enjoyed working with Craig and recommend him to everyone who is looking for a realtor in Lions Bay and West Vancouver. Not only did Craig sell our home but helped us by the land to build our next one! Thank you Craig!" - Anne McCulloch and James Mole

"My family Stanley, Olivia and Suzie Wu had the pleasure of working with Craig recently. From our first appointment with Craig we were impressed with his professionalism, his knowledge and enthusiasm. Craig kept us informed at all times and made the process of selling our family home of over 20 years a positive experience. It is an emotional step to take in your life and can be overwhelming at times but Craig was always upbeat, informed, calm and, most importantly for us, humorous! I saw how he interacted with his clients and his fellow realtors and was always so impressed with his kind manner. Craig has embraced Lions Bay with his heart, is passionate about the community and all the beauty the Bay has to offer. We feel fortunate to have met Craig as we have gained a lovely friendship out of this process. We wish Craig all the best with his future listing and can highly recommend his services" - Stanley, Suzie and Olivia Wu

"Thank you so much for selling our house Craig. Your grasp of market conditions, pricing and timing was superb. We really appreciated your professional approach, your excellent time scheduling and your ability to “go the extra mile” in order to accommodate our needs. It also helps that you are a practicing lawyer with a legal degree and experience" - Pat and Pam Carron

"My husband and I recently purchased a two-bedroom condo in Port Moody as well as a condo in Vancouver (West End.) We were so thankful to have Craig Doherty as our realtor to help and guide us through this process.
Purchasing one property at a realistic price in this incredibly hot market is no easy feat, but Craig was able to help us purchase two condos, one at list price, and one just below list price. His patient and realistic approach enabled us to stick to our goals, and not get caught up in the craziness of the market. He was prepared to write as many offers as it took to find the right place at the right price. Craig was trustworthy and professional throughout the process, both when advising us, and when negotiating on our behalf. His background as a lawyer gave us confidence in knowing that we had all our bases covered when completing the paperwork. Craig is a great communicator and always kept us up to date on the progress of the market and any of our offers, and when it came down to the wire he was able to write offers quickly and confidently, so we did not miss out on any opportunities. In some cases he was doing this at 11pm at night to ensure that we were in the best possible position for our offer.
What a pleasure it has been working with Craig! We would have no hesitation in recommending him to any potential clients" - Dave and Jennifer Hetherington

"My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Craig in both the sale of our existing home and the subsequent purchase of our new home.     
 
As our listing agent in the sale of our home, we can sincerely state that Craig was totally committed to making it happen; expending a significant portion of his time, resources and skills in marketing the property and eventually “making the deal” happen.

He very clearly had our best interests in mind as he doggedly worked to get us the deal that we felt was right for us. There was never an attempt to push us into a deal that he knew was not true to our needs. He respected our position, set that as his objective, and, with hard work, patience, and perseverance, made it come together as we needed it to. 
 
He was instrumental in allowing us to easily make that next step with the purchase of our new home. Through his strong connections to the market, to other Agents, and no doubt through his “always gentlemanly ways”, he was able to renegotiate the sell date, after our sale was already done, in order to provide us with a seamless transition to our new home.  
 
We would not hesitate to highly recommend Craig to any prospective seller or buyer.  He certainly took care of all of our real estate needs and always did so with an open mind, positive attitude and a smile."
- Roger Bockstael/Celia Chavez
 
"We first met Craig at an open house and were immediately impressed.  He was very knowledgeable about the market and the property but what made Craig stand out was his ability to effectively engage us as prospective buyers. We knew then that he was the realtor we wanted to list our home. Craig took great care in understanding our objectives and developed a marketing plan that achieved top dollar for our property.  He was equally effective in finding us our new home. Craig is indisputably professional, an outstanding communicator and a real pleasure to deal with. We heartily recommend Craig to any North Shore resident considering either buying or selling!" - Colin 
and 
Dee
Eckford

"We have bought, sold and developed residential properties over the last 15 years. The last time we listed our house in the spring of 2015 we chose Craig Doherty to be our Realtor. His commitment and dedication to selling our house was exceptional. Craig is a natural “people person”, has a sincere interest in all people, and always made us feel, as clients, important and comfortable. He is an excellent communicator and any issues that arose during the selling process he always addressed promptly. Also, being a former practising lawyer, his negotiation skills are very shrewd. We would definitely use Craig Doherty as our Realtor again for either buying or selling any future properties." - Maggie and Bruce Macdonald

"Craig Doherty successfully negotiated both selling our house and buying a beautiful condo in just the right location and right size. We were delighted with Craig's integrity, attention to detail, patience and understanding of today's complex Real Estate Market. He brings both a professional legal background and extensive work experience in both Australia & Canada. He will also advise and help you obtain professionals experienced in preparing your home for sale, reliable building inspection plus any trades required to make corrections or repairs, as well as moving & downsizing companies. Craig's enthusiasm for the job and ability to answer calls at any time makes him a Realtor anyone will enjoy working with for the best possible outcome." - Diane Jeffries

“We had been looking to sell our home at Seascapes for over two years when we met Craig.  We had stayed with the same realtors because we felt all realtors were the same.  When the opportunity came to change our listing agent, friends suggested we talk to Craig.  We immediately felt like Craig might be different in his approach and he was.  Within a few weeks of listing with Craig we had seen increased traffic, more real interest and then, an offer.  The selling price we received was better than we had expected and far above what other agents had suggested we needed to list at to move the property. It was a pleasure to work with Craig, he met his commitments to us and we would highly recommend working with him if you want to sell your home.” - Dwight Willett and Laurel Stein

"For three years we have enjoyed the stunning panoramic views over Howe Sound from our West Vancouver home, but we are moving to Europe on relatively short notice and therefore our house was put up for sale. Several realtors said that they had serious buyers for a property in our neighbourhood but Craig was the only one who really seemed interested in matching our need to sell quickly with the buyers' wish to buy a house that would suit them. He explained the realities of the West Vancouver property market at the time and we worked out a pragmatic approach to price our house to sell. The rest is history because Craig has the right contacts with potential buyers and other realtors to generate interest in our house.
Within 10 days after listing our place was under contract at a price that the buyers and we are satisfied with. We are now looking forward to closing and should we ever return to Vancouver Craig will be the man we contact first." - Christine and Robert Grool
 
"I've got to give a big shout out to Craig Doherty for his extreme professionalism, support and hard work on helping me find a new home. What I really enjoyed about working with Craig is that he always worked off of my expectations and carefully offered great insights in order for me to achieve what I wanted. And I got it! Some salesman will try to coax you into doing what they want for their benefit. I never felt that way once when working with Craig. In fact from the moment I started working with him, I felt like I was working with someone who genuinely respected me and understood my vision. This is hard to find these days in the real estate world. Craig represents clientele that have properties worth $1 million and up, yet he took me on knowing that all I wanted was a place I could fix up under $300k. This shows his versatility and passion for his work. Furthermore, the selling agent was an absolute mess! Horrible, horrible, horrible. He pulled through for me even with the obstacles which they posed in the whole deal. I tell you this because I genuinely want more success for him and I hope that other's I know whom may be in the market contact him when in need. He's fun, capable and easy to work with." - Darcy Weir

"I welcome this opportunity to express my complete satisfaction with the efforts and success of Craig Doherty in the recent sale of my home in the Dundarave area of West Vancouver. Craig has an enthusiastic personality which he brings to all his listings. He also displays a degree of care which leads to him developing a thorough understanding of the real estate  market as applied to his client’s property and needs. For example, where required, Craig prepares a detailed marketing plan. Craig also displays a willingness to work very hard. All these factors enabled me to receive a highly favourable offer even before the listing had been published. For all these reasons, I have no hesitation in recommending Craig Doherty as an agent in the sale of residential real estate in the North and West Vancouver areas." - William R Miles

"Let me be direct and to the point. I did very well using Craig Doherty as my realtor. Friendly, charismatic, and honest, Craig handled every aspect of the marketing and selling of my home in a manner that, quite frankly, I could not get from the other realtors here in West Vancouver.  I felt like I had an insightful, experienced and hardworking partner who treated me like I was his only client. I never waited on a returned phone call or a prompt response.  When it was time to negotiate with a buyer Craig listened to me and he protected my interest with skilful precision. Craig, truthfully, did everything he said he would do. I am fortunate to have worked with him on what might be the most important business endeavour of my life." 
Eric Goldstein

"I first listed my property with another agent and was not satisfied by the service, lack of reporting or results. At termination of the agent's agreement I sought an agent that would provide clarity and appreciate the uniqueness of my property. I have been totally happy working with Craig since he listed the property.  He always kept me updated on progress, worked every prospect thoroughly and provided sound market advice.  Craig and his team devised a marketing plan that attracted serious buyers, he worked exhaustively over the holiday period and always happy to go out of his way to attend to extra demands. I have no hesitation in recommending Craig to prospective clients."    - Paula Lowndes

"I am writing this letter to recommend Mr. Craig Doherty as a realtor.  Recently I sold my condo and Mr. Doherty was my realtor.  He sold my property in six weeks at a price above what I was expecting. At all times Mr. Doherty acted in a very professional manner.  When he stated that he was going to do something he always did it.  All my telephone calls, emails and texts were returned very promptly.  When he said that he was going to meet me at a certain time, he was always on time.  He was very considerate and answered all my questions and concerns very thoughtfully. Mr. Doherty promoted my property enthusiastically.  Every weekend he held an Open House.  He did two to three showings each week.  My property was advertised in many newspapers around the world, as well as in West Vancouver.  It was also advertised on the internet. I would heartedly recommend Mr. Doherty as a realtor.  In my next real estate adventure I plan on having Mr. Doherty as my realtor. Sincerely" - Karen Leeson

"We just recently listed and sold our house through Craig and we could not have been happier with the result. We had only owned the property for a very short period of time and when putting it to market we were concerned that all the agents where singing from the same price book. Craig was the only one that took the time to look at the bigger picture and understand the uniqueness of the property as well as our desire to achieve a market-leading price. During the sale process he always keep us informed with written updates on who attended and what their relative interest levels were in our house. We found this level of detail and commitment very reassuring during the final negotiations on the sale of the house. Craig’s wiliness to go above and beyond with scheduling and changes certainly made what was a very emotional decision a lot easier and ultimately successful. I have no hesitation in recommending Craig to any buyer or seller wishing to list their home." - Anthony and Lisa Ghattas

"In November 2014, we listed our Seascapes townhouse with Craig, having let an earlier listing with another realtor lapse after six months with very little buyer interest, and a single offer that was so far below our asking price as to be laughable. Craig took a far more proactive approach, holding open houses every weekend, and attracting buyers from far and wide. After each open house, he quickly gave us comprehensive feedback on who had viewed the property and their reaction to it. After two months, several potential buyers had returned a second time. In January, we found ourselves weighing the merits of three offers, and ended up selling the property close to our asking price. This experience has made us realize the importance of one’s choice of realtor. Craig is thoughtful, personable, tireless, ever optimistic, and smart. Even though the beautiful home we just sold has one of the most spectacular views of any West Vancouver condo, we have no doubt that it was Craig’s marketing strategy that made the difference in our ability to sell it. We would recommend him without reservation to anyone selling a home on the North Shore or in the Sea to Sky corridor." - Laura Fraser and John Lowman

"I highly recommend Craig to anyone selling or purchasing a home – particularly in the West Vancouver, Sea to Sky (Lions Bay, Furry Creek) and North Vancouver areas. Craig has considerable experience as a lawyer and has transferred his skills and energy to the real estate market.  
The sale of my home in Lions Bay in May 2014 was a positive experience for both of us.  Craig’s process is based firmly on knowledge and analysis of the housing market and building a partnership with the client.  Sharing information and making decisions together every step of the way.  We began the dialogue in January 2014 and worked out a path forward with target dates for listing etc.  Craig’s Comparative Market Analysis report was an excellent reference point for determining the listing price - linked to comparative properties but also the seller’s preferences with respect to time and money. My house was listed on May 6, 2014.  Within a few days, there were two strong offers and interest by other buyers.  Craig managed this very well - professional, ethical, open communication with other agents and with me.  My house sold on May 29, 2014. Craig’s energy and commitment to do a great job, his analytical skills and attention to detail and his outgoing, engaging manner with people all combine to make him an excellent realtor. Thank you Craig!" - Victoria Rowbotham

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Craig Doherty Sotheby's International Realty Canada 
350 Centre Road Lions Bay  BC  V0N 2E0 

Mobile: 604-396-9555 Phone: 604-922-6995  Fax: 604-922-6289 Email: