Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Telling You The Truth Is More Important Than A Real Estate Commission

From: Robert J. Noakes, P.Eng

To: Rory Sutter
Sutton Group Seafair Realty

April 3rd, 2022 

Dear Rory:

On behalf of Andrea and myself, we would like to express our gratitude for all you have done to help us in finding our ideal home – even though we eventually ended up moving cities.

The 12+ months during which we were looking for property in Vancouver were somewhat disappointing. The COVID-19 pandemic seems to have upended, among many things, real estate markets everywhere. 

Our timing, it seems, could not have been worse. Your experience/knowledge of the local market, and above all, your temperament, made our experience rich even in such times.

We appreciated, as much as anything, that you did not encourage us to take part in irrational exuberance that seems to share some characteristics with the Mississippi or Dutch Tulip bubbles. 

In fact, we recall on several occasions that you actually discouraged us from certain properties because you were worried about the potential downside of a future market correction. 

Such a sober outlook seems so rare in a market with a seemingly endless desire to bid prices up. Fairly or not, it seems the real estate business has its fair share of untoward salesmen. 

Working with you, we only saw that you wanted to truly serve our interests rather than seek short-term profit. We appreciate deeply working with someone who has integrity.

Thank you again for the exceptional experience, and I wish you the best in all matters, personal and professional.

Best Regards, 

Bob Noakes