Testimonials

Lorne has a strong work ethic and a need to continually improve himself.

“I believe that if you do a great job for someone, you will be rewarded many times over. ‘Recommended By Clients and Friends’ is a slogan that I live by.”

The following are comments from some of Lorne’s many satisfied clients:

Thank you so much for all of your guidance, help, support and kindness throughout this process. I was scared at the beginning but you helped me to build my confidence. You are truly AMAZING. Looking forward to seeing you again!

– Nadia W.


I was very pleased. My house sold very quickly and I appreciated your efficiency and staying in touch with me during the process. One thing I liked was putting the pictures of my house on the handout that was left for the open house visitors so that they could take home a “visual.”

– Sue McKay


Andrew and I were very impressed with your drive to sell our apartment, you kept motivation even through the tough times. Your easy going demeanor, good sense of humor and overall kind personality was a privilege to have around, and you felt more like a friend then our realtor. We would gladly recommend you our friends, family and acquaintances. You are an excellent realtor and it shows!

Thank you for everything you’ve done for us.

– Andrew & Camille Burke


Lorne Martinuik, through his own solicitation, approached us late July to help us find a home of our liking. He took us on a tour and we did find our house. We put an offer on the house and after some price and date adjustments, we bought it.

At that point we tried to sell our home ourselves. As time passed, Lorne convinced us that to stay within the time frame we had allotted ourselves, we should list with an agent for all the advantages of exposure and a quicker sale.

Again we chose Lorne after being approached by many agents. Our house was listed and we received two offers within 2 1/2 weeks and sold it for a good price. All subjects were removed and we arranged the dates so they coincided with our moving dates. That’s performance.

Thank you, Lorne! We will certainly refer you.

– Kent and Sylvia Dawe


Dear Lorne, our advancing age made us consider selling our home and moving into smaller quarters. We would like to thank you very much for helping us with this difficult change.

After our first meeting we knew that we had made the right choice in selecting you as our agent. Your outline to us of the selling process and your program for finding buyers was well prepared. It gave us the final incentive to sell our house. When the first potential buyers came to visit our house, we saw the wisdom for the preparations you suggested for the showings. Your market analysis was thorough. Your experience in judging the market was confirmed by the selling price you could negotiate. That price was higher than we had expected.

We will gladly recommend you to anyone wanting the services of a professional Realtor. Thanks again for helping us through this difficult period.

– Susan and Herman Dombrowsky


Dear Lorne, Peggy and I would like to express our thanks for your help and patience with us in the sale of our house at Belcarra and subsequent purchase in Port Moody. We met about a year ago at which time we listed our house. At our original meeting you outlined to us your strategy for marketing our house and what you were going to do for us. Being the kind of guy I am, I made notes of that meeting and I can say we are more than pleased that you followed through with the commitment you made to us that night and in a straight forward professional manner.

When I say patience, I am referring to the fact that, as you recall, there were moments over the nine months before a sale was finally completed, and we experienced (more than once) the excitement of selling only to have things fall apart. The emotional impact of selling only our third house in thirty seven years was difficult enough without dealing with the hassle we went through. Your involvement throughout those moments of difficulty was much appreciated. Thanks again for a job well done.

– Murray Little


We are glad to have chosen you as our real estate person and would definitely recommend your service to friends or anyone. Everyone is happy with the place. Thank you,

– Catherine Amery


Hi Lorne, I just wanted to express my sincere thanks for all the hard work you put into my recent sale. You were very accommodating to my tight timelines and managed to assist me through this stressful process. I will be sure to refer you to my friends and family and perhaps we will have the chance to work with each other again in the future. Best Regards,

– Brent Archer


I would like to recommend our Remax Realtor, Lorne Martinuik, to anyone who wants to sell their house. Lorne came to our attention when we saw what a professional job he did of selling our daughter’s house last year. Once we listed the house he made sure leaflets were sent to all of the homes in the area as well as doing all of the other things necessary to provide maximum exposure. He also provide us with helpful stagers to make sure our house was de-cluttered and ready for viewing.

We had 24 parties go through the Open House with offers waiting for us when we returned home. He helped us navigate through the process and was both realistic and honest when we asked for his advice. His depth of experience in business was very helpful to us.

Because we trusted his ability and because we were able to set a fair price for the house, the deal was closed within two and a half weeks. In fact, we sold it for considerably more than the asking price!

I am passing his name on to all of my friends because I know he will sell their houses and make it as painless as possible.

– Marcy Green


Dear Lorne, we would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for all your efforts in marketing and finally selling our duplex. This was our first time selling real estate and the task of selling our house was not an easy one and involved a lot of coordinating and dealing with multiple offers. You were excellent at giving us the information we needed to work through the transaction comfortably. You had answered all of our questions and gave great suggestions in the areas where we needed some guidance such as inviting a professional moving decorator and making a house portfolio.

Although we were actively looking for another house we just simply couldn’t find the “right” one. You listened to what we wanted and did not pressure us to look beyond the parameters we set. You showed us various houses and were very patient with us throughout our search. When we finally found what we were looking for we had encountered a difficult and uncooperative seller’s Realtor, but even then you made it less stressful for us. Your advice and guidance through this process was invaluable. Your attention to detail, knowledge of the field and no-pressure approach was greatly appreciated, and we couldn’t imagine going through this process with anyone else.

We will strongly recommend to our friends and family your professional Realtor’s services. Thank you once again for helping us to find our dream home.

– Irina and Valentine Leporda


Thanks Lorne, I was very pleased with your professionalism and your ability to calm my nerves, if needed. Also your aggressive approach to getting it sold, only took two months!!! Thanks again for all your help.

– Jocelyn Postler


Dear Lorne, I wanted to write you and extend my great appreciation and express my total satisfaction in working with you on the sale of my home in Port Moody. I knew I was working with the right Realtor when you made several trips to the house before the listing to educate me on the market, my options and make strategic recommendations on upgrades to the home before its listing. You made the time and effort to guide me through the entire process from the initial discussions and evaluation, the well prepared and through market evaluation and marketing plan, the open house and tours, the building on and managing of the multiple offer process, to a very successful conclusion. With only a few days on the market and a final sale price of well over asking, your expertise and experience clearly proved invaluable.

In all you made this a surprisingly positive experience. Your professionalism through the entire process was exemplary. You were knowledgeable, organized, flexible with your time, committed to the project, had an excellent manner with potential buyers and communicated clearly with me throughout. I couldn’t have been in better hands or more pleased with both the process and the results.

It was a pleasure working with you, Lorne. I have already recommended you to family and friends and will certainly work with you in the future.

– Todd Johnston


Gina and I would like to thank you for such a great job you did in helping us sell our townhouse and with the finding and purchasing our new house.

After the disappointing outcome of our previous Realtor, you took the time to listen to our needs and expectations. We asked you to be present at most of the viewings in which you met with flying colours. With your knowledge and great work ethics, we were always one-step ahead of our competitors. Most of all, you always kept us informed well in advance with the sceduling of viewings. This was very important to us because of my 3 year old son being home all the time, planning ahead was always needed. Your help with the purchase of our new home was very professional and you kept Gina’s and my interest ahead of everything and not just a buy buy scenerio.

My family want to thank you for your great help in this what can be called “stress time.”

– Darryl, Gina and Noah


Lorne was great with us. Not only as a salesman rep but we had fun. Thanks Lorne for all your help. Talk to you, Bud.

– Jo and family


I am writing to you to thank you for all your help with the sale of my home recently.

I wanted you to know that I was very happy with your services and I feel that you and your company are a truly professional organization. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to my friends and family. I am sure that they would be as pleased as I was to deal with such nice people.

– Becky Campbell


Lorne, wishing you all the best and I apologize for not getting back to you sooner but I’ve just been too busy enjoying the beautiful property you got me. I have everything fixed up the way I want it now. This property has made my life and now my dad is sharing it with me as well. Drop by next time you are out that way.

– Don Kerr


As you’ve recently been our Real Estate Agent, we wish to let you know we’ve been pleased with the results you have achieved. With having our house on the market approximately one month, the professional service and the activity you provided enabled us to sell as a satisfactory price.

Most of all, what we liked was your personal attention to every detail and you showed that your word is good. Should we need Real Estate services in the future, we will be in touch will you. We would recommend your services to anyone we know that is in need of a reliable Realtor.

– Murray and Simone Chase


Lorne, I want to express my deepest gratitude for all the hard work you put into the sale of my condominium and subsequent purchase of what will soon be my new home. I originally had intended to do all the legwork myself, including the contracts for purchase and sale but I soon realized that it would be too daunting. This is where you came in. You helped to take much of the fear and all of the guesswork out of the equation and you made it a relatively painless process, all things considered. We did come up against a number of obstacles but none that couldn’t be overcome with perseverance and hard work. Thank you so much for all that you have done for us. I will definitely recommend you and your company to friends and family in the future.

– Jana Burke


We take this opportunity to say “Thank You” to Lorne Martinuik for the professional manner in which he handled our recent home.

Lorne made our experience extremely easy to deal with and obtained a fair price quite quickly. His initial approach, before we listed, indicated he was familiar with our area, did his homework and presented sound, logical reasons how he arrived at a suggested listing price, including having numerous comparisons.

This Realtor’s manner and approach gave us confidence and we feel he worked hard to obtain and finalize a sale that was satisfactory to all parties. We would recommend Lorne for anyone’s real estate needs within his service area.

– Marion Stromberg


Dear Lorne, just a note to let you know that we were very pleased with your efforts to sell our townhome in Citadel Heights. Your knowledge of the market area was evident in the detailed, comprehensive analysis of past sales and current market trends and in the market value you quoted us – which was higher than that given by the other Realtors we interviewed.
Imagine our surprise when, due to your strategy, we were able to achieve a selling price even higher still. Your professional approach and common sense during the negotiation process – as well as your follow through to keep the deal together made us confident that we had selected the right Realtor. Thanks again.

– Alexander & Olga Ludkovski


Dear Lorne, a note of thanks for the great job of selling my house and working with Kelly for me for the Comox house. It was a pleasure to meet your acquaintance and work with you to sell my house. Such a change of lifestyle. Ten minute walk to the ocean. I wish you success in all your real estate business.

– Ann Chow


Good work, thank you very much! Pleasure working with you.

– Sdzevitskiy Geskina


You did very good job. We are grateful to you because you sold our house in a short time and at good price. Currently we don’t have relatives or friends who need to sell or buy a house but we’ll recommend you to others in the future.

– C.P & M. Cheng


Excellent, honest service! Very happy! Best Realtor we have ever dealt with! Will recommend and call for any future dealings. Thanks,

– Milka & Mike Lukacevic


Lorne, I really did appreciate the time and effort you made helping me find a suitable home. You were a true professional and I enjoyed working with you. I would certainly recommend you to any of my friends and family. Thank you again.

– Joan Iversen


Lorne Martinuik provided the best in service and professionalism. We were fully satisfied with all aspects and details concerning the sale and purchase of our properties. We will call again.

– Lionel Dawe


This is the second property we’ve purchased with Lorne and we would definitely use his services again. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

– Robert Nevalainen


Judi and I wanted to write you a note thanking you personally for the professional manner with which you have handled this transaction. You are right, the experience was unpleasant, but I believe that you were as embarrassed as we were upset by the unprofessional handling of the transaction by the estate’s lawyer in Victoria. The good news is the he (the lawyer) didn’t succeed in tarnishing your or Remax’s reputation, largely because of your honest and sincere support.

– Hans, Judi and Oliver Verbeek