Searching for our first home during a heat wave, with a baby on the way in the middle of a pandemic, should have been a nightmare. Greg made it a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
We felt completely at ease from the moment we met Greg. His calm demeanor and years (*cough* decades) of experience were both invaluable; he answered even our dumbest questions with patience and kindness. With a background in construction, Greg was able to point out signs of major issues with a few homes we otherwise would have made an offer on.
His expertise was indispensable through the buying process and beyond. We still email him from time to time to check in or ask questions, and are proud to have recommended him to friends.
- Mike and Mariah
We met James about four years before we actually started working together. He stayed in contact with us and took the time to build a relationship with us that made it easy for my wife and me to feel like we knew him and that we could trust him. At no time did he ever try to pressure us into getting started with our home search, but instead connected us to his property database and customized it to email us every time there was a property matching what we thought would be our price point. This alone was a huge help for us in that it gave us a picture of what we could expect in the market, having never purchased here before.
As I said before, it took us about four years to actually be in a position to begin a serious house search. Not only was James safely available to help us begin the process in the middle of a pandemic, he helped us narrow our search down, he helped us see multiple locations safely and in a very timely manner, and did a wonderful job of helping us examine each property carefully which helped us quickly find the one place we fell in love with.
On top of all that, James also put us in touch with some wonderful folks who helped us with getting our financing in order, and when the process was nearing completion he connected us with a lawyer who seemed to fit us and our style like a glove!
It was an absolute pleasure to work with James, and we will do so again without hesitation. If you are looking for a real estate agent you can trust, please look no further. James is an excellent choice!
- Aaron & Anna
If you're looking for someone who will work really hard for you, cares about your wants and needs, is there for you when you have a question (or many like we did) and no matter what will put a smile on your face then Greg Long is your man.
He worked very hard for us while we bought a new house (the stress of it being built) and did an amazing job selling our old house. We were under a very tight deadline and Greg made it all come together. He gave us great ideas to spruce up our house before putting it on the market (we got top $ in just thee weeks.) He was there whenever we needed him through the many stages of our new house being built. In the end, we are very happy to call Greg our friend and love having him over for coffee.
Thanks again Greg! We couldn't have done it without you!
- Robb and Michelle Schuster
We recently placed our Colwood condo on the market and asked James to manage our sales campaign. We chose James because he had been a resident in our community, indeed of our building, so he was extremely knowledgeable about our unit and the Westshore amenities. He had current knowledge of the value of our property in a rapidly evolving market. James had also represented buyers and sellers in our complex and was highly recommended by others.
The early summer property market of 2020 was characterized by uncertainty due to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and related buyer hesitance. James mounted a professional campaign involving a top-quality virtual tour which guaranteed a broad buyer awareness and focused actual property inspections to genuinely interested and qualified purchasers. Covid-19 risk mitigation remains an essential element of the real estate marketplace and will do so into the foreseeable future.
We greatly appreciated James' discretion during our campaign. Sales of other units in our complex were either pending or imminent. James was able to negotiate means to represent various clients to best advantage without creating competition among his clients. We are confident that James was able to represent us without compromising our privacy. We received weekly market statistics for our municipality and the entire Capital Regional District, which guided our pricing and sales strategy. We were in frequent communication with James and maintained a comfortable dialog during the entire process.
A brief campaign resulted in simultaneous purchase offers. We were pleased with the outcome which exceeded our expectations. The entire procedure demonstrated excellent professional ethics, timeliness and respect for both our aspirations as well of those of the purchasers.
We would strongly recommend James to anyone considering buying or selling a property throughout the Southern Tip of Vancouver Island.
- Jerry & Laurie
Greg Long provided excellent service. His thoughtful approach helped me find the perfect home. I would like to encourage everyone looking for a home to contact Greg. It is my pleasure to state that Greg Long finds the exact home to meet his clients' wishes with professionalism, enthusiasm, confidence, humour and integrity. I look forward to having him assist me again when I make my next purchase.
- S. Campbell
We consider ourselves very fortunate to have had James as our real estate agent. A friend of ours recommended James and we were very happy with our experience. We live in Ontario and wanted to buy a condo in Victoria as an investment property with plans to eventually retire in this area. James was incredibly helpful, honest, knowledgeable, and really great to work with. We appreciated his easy going nature and the fact that we never felt pressured or rushed into any decision. The transaction went very smoothly despite the fact that we were out of province. We would definitely not hesitate to recommend James and would work with him again in a heartbeat. Thank you James for making our experience fun and easy!
- Shawn and Miki
Thank you for helping us buy our first house. You made the process simple and relaxed. We put so much trust in you, and you guided us every step of the way. We can't tell you how much we appreciate that. Your knowledge and wisdom have been invaluable. Alex can't wait to learn from your expertise in the future. Thank you for everything you did.
- Shelann & Alex Eberle
Working with James to buy my new condo was the best decision I could have made! He never pressured me towards sales, was always honest about the units we were looking at, and handled everything with total professionalism. He got a good idea of my style with condos very quickly, which ended up with me finding my dream home within a month. I couldn’t recommend him more, he’s absolutely incredible to work with
In July of 2005, we hired Greg Long as our Real Estate Agent. My wife and I choose Greg because of his friendly nature and his professional approach. With our first visit he offered great advice on what things to do to help sell our home. Greg gave us a market evaluation on our house, which was much higher than I thought, but with his confidence in the evaluation, Greg encouraged us to list it at that price, and in a few days sold the home at almost full asking price! At no time did we feel that Greg did not have our best interest at heart, and with that we look forward to our next sale.
- Tom and Sue Card
We took James as our realtor just by chance while we were looking at an open house, but the process and result were amazing, it was our luck to work with James. As our agent, his initiative was not only to help us buy a condo, instead all his mind was to find one we would be happy with and would not have any regret. At the end we became friends. We were his first success since he started his career being a realtor, this makes us think that a good personality is the primary asset for a realtor to help his clients. It took us half a year to get our dream condo in the hot real estate market of last year, he was persistent and courageous. Without him we might have given up. Thank you, James!
- Jiao family
When my wife and I recently decided to sell our townhome in Victoria West we met with several agents and knew immediately that Greg Long was the right guy. Greg was courteous, professional and acted with the utmost integrity in all of our meetings with him. Not only that, but we had the feeling that he knew the Real Estate Act inside and out. Greg gave us the confidence to believe in the salability of our home and made the whole process seem easy; which is saying a lot. We would not hesitate to use Greg again.
- Warren and Lisa Smith