Real Estate Agent's Rating Summary
|Response Rate||88 %|
|Usefulness of Website||4.92|
|Value of Service||4.90|
|Reach & Lead Generation||4.96|
|Home Prep & Staging Advice||4.90|
|Success Ratio||100 %|
|Recommend Ratio||100 %|
Licensed Realtor since 2002.
From a very young age, I had determined that I wanted to be in the eco-tourism / adventure business. I would take small groups of people into communities in interesting parts of the world. I would assist in creating ‘memories for a lifetime’.
My wife and I started an outdoor adventure / eco tourism business in 1993. We led small groups of people on sea kayaking, biking and walking tours in Eastern Canada and Mexico. My plan was to offer adventures all over the world.
Family, children, and children with learning disabilities make us re-evaluate our lives. My oldest child was not able to read or do math in grade two. I struggled with the resources available to our family. While business was fine, I worried about my kids success in our Island school system.
Kids with learning disabilities suffer, especially in the early 2000’s. I researched. I learned kids who learn different and do not get the resources they need, suffer later in life. They are at a disadvantage and studies show many will have alcohol and drug addictions. Even worst, imprisonment and even suicide.
This kept me up at nights.
I started a Parents group called “PEI parents for kids with Learning Disabilities”. I spent a year or two giving my time, and advocating for kids and parents to get resources for their families.
Meanwhile, my business suffered. So did my relationship with my wife, and oldest child with the learning disability. Being husband, Dad, teacher, and principal income earner was not working.
In the fall of 2002 CBC Radio hosted a program on Schools in Eastern Canada, and living in Eastern Canada. I kept hearing the best decision to a better education for your children was to move to Alberta. Move to Albeta for better schools, and the Alberta Advantage.
I moved to Alberta for a better life for my family. I came for the schools, the economy, and the opportunities to explore. Creating a life in Real Estate was a natural choice. Real Estate isn’t about a house. It’s about helping (even guiding) people in making choices that move them forward. That’s what a great agent does. We’re equal parts salesperson and therapist.
I began selling and investing in real estate in Calgary before, and during the 2006 and 2007 boom. The Alberta bust happened at the end of 2008 and by 2009 we were all either laughing or crying at ourselves. That bumper sticker that last appeared in the 1980’s appeared again. “Please God, give us another oil boom, we promise not to piss it away this time.” ( Bee had another boom in 2013 and 2014, which busted in 2015 … and the bumper sticker appeared again!)
It is during the rough times in Alberta that I learned a system to sell real estate at a high level. I had no choice. Like many Albetans, I had overextended myself. I lived too high on our boom cycles, and like many Albertan families, my family paid for this in the bust cycles.
Before our next boom in 2013, I learned the importance of a real estate team. After going it alone for 10 years, I came to realize the most effective way to do “it all” was with a team. My team helps make the process and journey for our clients seamless and brings them full circle.
In the meantime, my children thrived in school and their chosen extracurricular activities. Our oldest, graduated from University of Victoria - thriving within her community. The youngest excelled at cycling. Their schools were Altadore, Calgary Science, Calgary Academy & The National Sports Academy.
And that’s why helping Calgary families is personal for me.
When we decided to sell our house, we had no idea what the procedures were. That’s when we considered getting a realtor. After talking to a few agents it became very clear to us the The Howard Team was the way to go. All through the process of selling our house, from start to finish, the team was there to inform us: weekly updates of the showings, number of visits of potentiel buyers, comments from the visits, possible ajustements to our price. We were never left in the dark! Once the house was sold, Bryon’s team made sure we had all the information needed to select a lawyer and have the place ready for the new buyers. I would highly recommend Bryon and his team, they were very professional through out the whole process. - Mike Mau
Bryon Howard is a fantastic realtor. He also has a great team that works with him. He was so helpful in selling our house. He provided us with sound and realistic advice when it came to setting the sale price of our property. His efforts along with his team's were very remarkable. And when it came to suggestions about finding a company to do a new Real Property Report and also an attorney to do the paperwork was amazing. I strongly recommend him to represent you as your realtor. Thank you to you and your team. - Francois Fortin
Thank you Bryon for getting our home sold so quickly! It was a pleasure to work with you and I wouldn't hesitate to do so again. You took care of us every step of the way and made the selling process absolutely stress-free. - Lorne West
I have known Bryon for approximately 20 years and have always admired his commitment to everything he tackles from his real estate business to his athletics. Bryon and his team are nothing short of efficient, professional, wise in their advice and guidance. I truly enjoyed working and successfully completing the sale of my parents home, using Bryon Howard as our realtor. - Patty Trimble
Very professional team and our realtor Cole was awesome in helping us get the property we wanted at the best price. Cole showed us properties all over the city and then we decided on SkyView Ranch as the neighborhood. He then helped us negotiate the best price on the home we wanted. - Leo Zhou
Bryon has a great team, easy to work with, assisted me throughout the process remotely as we were in Arizona for the winter. There were no issues doing this from so far away, as his team has all the tools and knowhow. - Lionel Bertrand
Reply: Done! Pleasure working with you. Thank you for your trust in getting the job over the finish line! Bryon
We worked with The Howard Team for the sale of our home and the purchase of a new home and could not have asked for a smoother experience. Bryon and his colleagues were incredibly knowledgeable, professional and very effective (we had a firm deal within a week of listing our home). We are very happy with the results of both negotiations - it is clear that Bryon prioritizes his clients’ interests over his own. Highly recommend! - Kelsey Fry
Reply: Thank you for the kind review. It was such a pleasure assisting in the sale of your long time home, and the purchase of your new home closer to the mountains. See you again soon! Bryon
What a great experience it has been working with Bryon and his team. Bryon helped professionally navigate a challenging negotiation on the purchase of my new home. When it came to listing my property for sale, I was extremely impressed with his in-depth knowledge of the Calgary market and his high energy and assertive approach. He was always available, followed up promptly and made things happen! The proof is in the result. The Howard Team’s marketing plan worked and we had a full day of showings on the first day my property hit the market. Within 24 hours of listing we had an offer I was very happy with, and in less than a week the deal was firm. Selling is stressful, and Bryon made it surprisingly quick and easy. I highly recommend working with Bryon and his team. You won’t be disappointed if you do… - Peter Kozak
Reply: Peter - such a pleasure working with you. You make it easy!!! We had a few hiccups along the way - handled! Keep on keeping on! Thank you. Bryon
I was extremely happy with the service and professionalism I received from realtor Cole La Valley and The Howard Team. They always got back to me in a timely manner and gave me my space to make an informed decision. I would highly recommend using The Howard Team when looking for real estate. - Eric Rodvang
Reply: Thank you for your kind review. It was fun watching Cole guide you through the steps of buying your first home. Congratulations! Bryon
Bryon was a great realtor in the sale of my first home in Walden. It was a fairly new build with lots of availability in the neighbourhood, and he was successfully in getting above asking price. He was always quick to respond and cordial through the entire transaction - Adam Perry
Reply: Thank you for your kind review!
It was a fantastic experience working with Bryon and his team (specifically - team lead Ben)! I’m a first time home buyer and was worried about many things , but Ben made process very smooth and fun! Ben was extremely specific about all the details and was willing to go extra mile so we feel comfortable. I would definitely work with Bryon, Ben and the team when we will decide to upgrade! If you want a stress free experience - this is the right team to work with. - Igor
Reply: So great! Thank you for sharing your experience. I knew Ben was perfect for you! See you soon, Bryon
The Howard Team are very informed concerning real estate activity and trends in the neighborhood. We liked their combination of traditional and newer sales presentations. Mostly, The Howard Team went above and beyond expectations more than once in helping me personally do my job necessary to the sale of this property. Thank you all. - Janie Blatchford
Reply: Such fun working with you and your family! Merry Christmas! Bryon, Ben and Calvin
Bryon is an amazing at what he does. He helped to sell our house in less than 24 hours. He wasn’t just a realtor. He supported us with the entire process from start to end. I would definitely recommend Bryon or use him and his team again. - Jennifer Pham
Reply: It was a pleasure to work with you and your family!
We called Bryon to gather information regarding a potential sale of our home. However, after hearing Bryon portray the activity in our neighborhood, we decided to sign an agreement for Bryon to sell our home. He was confident, knowledgable, gave us a reduced realtors commission, and put everything in place regarding pictures and staging, which was awesome. Our home sold in 12 hours......we were happy campers. - Margaret Posnett
Reply: It was a pleasure working with you ... and assisting in making you "Happy Campers". :-). Thank you for your trust. Bryon
Bryon helped navigate a purchase during the early stages of Covid when we suddenly got cold feet. He was able to keep us calm, negotiate a discount with the seller and successfully close the deal in a timely and efficient way. He made the experience of buying easy and seamless. - Peggy Perry
Reply: Yes - those early covid days! Challenging and uncertain times. Thank you for your trust - such a pleasure working with you both. Bryon
Byron and his team were great, highly recommended. They listened to what I was looking for and found me the perfect home. I will definitely use them again in the future. - Serena Knightley
Reply: Thank you for your kind review Serena. It was Bens pleasure to get you the perfect home - in the time you wanted! Bryon
We were very satisfied with our experience. Our agent was pleasant, professional, competent and knowledgeable. We felt well cared for before and well after the transaction. We experienced a constant warm engagement which kept us confident in our experience. - Dan Husband
Reply: Thank you for your kind review ... such a pleasure getting you into a great home in Calgary's newest Lake community. Bryon
Enthusiastically helpful. Showed me other houses in the area with their prices and specific features of them. Advised mortgage brokers for borrowing. transaction was fast. Negotiation was good. I advise him to other people in my circle of friends - Tahir Kiraca
Reply: Thank you for your trust.
Brian and his team, in particular Ben assisted us in finding our property and completing the purchase in extremely challenging property market times. Their patience and flexibility in arranging numerous home visits until we found the property we were looking for was immense. - Tom May
Reply: A challenging market indeed ... with you writing many offers prior to getting "the best one" accepted. Ben and I truly enjoyed assisting you fine folks! Thank you. Bryon
Bryon was thorough in analysis of the market and locating potential buyers before listing was active. All completed in a timely basis. Very satisfied with the overall process and result. - Greg Callander
Reply: You made it easy! Super investment property in terrific condition with detailed records. Thank you for your trust in 'letting go' of this asset. Bryon
The Howard Team went to great lengths to try and get solid answers to our incessant, purchase picky questions and match our long list of needs. Good objective opinions as to what the market is doing and how the property rates for what's available. 100% on trustability and pleasant approach to letting you independently select a property at your own pace. Completed the purchase smoothly and efficiently. We already knew the team professionally before Rate-My-Agent, but we hope passing along the recommendation will help you to decide. - Ronald Eisler
Reply: Such a pleasure knowing and working with you all these many years now Ron! You have taught me much! See you soon. Bryon
Bryon has kept in touch with us over the years and when we were ready to consider selling our home he was there with a detailed market analysis and suggestions on how to help make our home more marketable. - Gigi Green
Reply: Love you Gigi! You are one of the most kind, comfortable, friendly, accommodating people I have had the pleasure to rub shoulders with. (... and I rub a lot of shoulders!). Wishing you and family all the best in this next stage! Talk soon. Bryon
I highly recommend Bryon and Howard Team. They went above and beyond to make the selling and buying of my new home a positive and stress free experience. With their extensive knowledge and expertise, you will see real and quick results with Howard Team! - Megan F
Reply: Thank you very much for your kind words. Shirley really enjoyed assisting you in finding and securing a great home for you and your pup! Bryon
It was my first time selling a property. Bryon helped me through the process. He sold the condo for more than I expected. He also did a fantastic marketing job with the photography and video and posting. I noticed, after my sale, several other condo owners used Bryon to sell their condos. - Larry Adorjan
Reply: It was wonderful working with you Larry. Your care and thoughtful approach was awesome and the new buyer was forever grateful of you attention. It seems soo long ago now! Look foward to keeping in touch from time to time. Bryon
Great to work with. He is optimistic and does his best to know the market. Works to get the job done. Very happy with how quick it sold. He met all our requests. - Susan T
Reply: "Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one ..." Ha! Tony Robbins said it first. :-) Impossible is just an opinion. Thanks much for the kind review. I do strive to be optimistic ... it's waay more fun than being pessimistic ... and people like you more. I'm laughing a little. ;-). Thank you much for your trust in the sale of your beautiful Cranston property. Bryon
Bryon was very helpful - he took the time to understand that I was not in a rush to sell and found a buyer that would match my expectation on price. He also had a great team of people to facilitate the selling process. - Charles B.
Reply: Great to work with you Charles. You were patient ... and acted in perfect timing to catch a great price. Congratulations and Thank you for your trust in selling this valuable asset! Bryon
After reaching out to a number of Realtors and being generally unimpressed with their knowledge and management of expectations in Calgary's condo market, I was thrilled to have an honest, informed, and immediately strategic chat with Bryon. His team moved quickly and decisively to list my place, and kept in constant consult/communication despite the fact I was out of province. And within days of listing I accepted a counteroffer that exceeded my (realistic) expectations. He also helped me understand and navigate subsequent steps beyond the role of a realtor. Nothing but praise from me for Bryon and team. - Dustin Thul
Reply: Such a pleasure working with you. Thank you for your kind words. Bryon
A pleasant experience. Shirley lined up a bunch of properties to look at and we fell in love with the second one we saw. Thank you very much, you helped make this a pleasant experience. - Sam Patterson
Reply: Shirley has a great eye for finding the right property for the right buyer! I LOVE her too. (I feel soo lucky I convinced her to marry me 29 years ago!). :-) Bryon
Showing a house when you have dogs can be tricky, but Shirley accommodated our needs and made a quick sale. Selling and moving is potentially very stressful and Shirley manages to take a lot of tension out of the process. - SFehr
Reply: Shirley is fantastic at managing the tension out of the selling process … and a whole lot more! Haha (She is my wife … and I thank my lucky stars every day!!!). Thank you for your trust in selling your home Shauna. Best with the next chapter! Bryon
Brian and his team was great to work. They kept me up to date on showings - had great use of social media - went through offers with me - and close went smoothly. - Shauna Head
Reply: It was a pleasure to work with you Shauna. Thank you for your trust in selling your investment condo. Bryon
I just have to brag about my realtors, I got the very best with the Bryon Howard Team. Ben was not just knowledgeable, he went above and beyond during the whole process. If you want a realtor who has your back, this is where you want to be! I totally recommend! :) - Peace
Reply: Thank you so much for contacting us ... and allowing us to give you the 5 Star Service you and your family deserved! Such a pleasure working with you and representing your beautiful home! Bryon ... and especially Ben! :-)
Bryon and his team at Bryon Howard Realty were a pleasure to work with. Bryon was very knowledgeable of the area and current market conditions, and he was quite familiar with the building in which my unit was located. He was able to sell my unit within a month in a fairly tough condo market. Bryon's team was able to gather the majority of the required condo documents and paperwork without me personally having to spend an excessive amount of time doing the grunt work myself. - Hillar Lilles
Reply: Thank you for your kind review Hillar. It was a pleasure to work with you.
This was the easiest and best experience with a Realtor I've ever had. Bryon was very professional. I would recommend this agency every day of the week. Sold in one day. - Randall Olson
Reply: It was a pleasure working with you Randall and Margaret. You told me from the beginning that you didn’t have the ‘bestest of experiences’ with Realtors. It was ‘easy’ to be ‘your best’. Ha! Wishing you all the best in Creston, BC area! Bryon
Bryon and the team at Howard were exceptional. From start to finish they took care of everything and made sure to fully explain and detail everything that was happening during the process. If you're looking for a realtor to buy/sell. I highly recommend Bryon and the team at Howard. - Brent
Reply: Thank you for the kind review! Wishing you the very best in BC! It was a pleasure working with you. Bryon
Bryon was our first choice when we decided to sell our house! He was quick to respond to our requests and determined to help us make the right choices to when it came to sell. Would highly recommend Bryon and his team! - Cloe Ure
Reply: Thank you for your kind review! Lets go shopping for "next" home! :-)
Listing our home with Bryon had been a great experience! He helped us through each step and we were able to sell our home in less than 24hrs!! Would highly recommend Bryon Howard and his team! - Travis Ure
Reply: Thank you Travis! A beautiful home, in show home condition, in a great area ... you guys made it easy, and such a pleasure!
Bryan is an amazing gentleman kind caring, friendly & passionate in his work ,he went the extra mile for me and was always there to answer any questions, I highly would recommend Bryan to any one that is looking for a knowledgeable seasoned realtor who is always working to get done. - Greg Johnson
Reply: Thank you for your kind review. Always a pleasure sharing real estate stats and info with you. Bryon
I am Pleased to recommend Bryon to anyone for I know he is capable and trustworthy, very affable, and comfortable to deal with. Cannot say much more, so I hope what I said will suffice. - Alfred Rampersaud
Reply: Thank you Alfred. It’s been a pleasure working with you all these years! Bryon
Their team work is very effective, especially for bargaining reasonable price. They provide good service and follow-up . He answers customers questions very quickly.. They are well prepare related documents and complected all requirement legal procedure as well. - Daniel Kong
Reply: Thank you for your kind review Daniel. Bryon
Bryan was very energetic and knowledgeable. He guided me through the process and made the sale very easy and timely. Bryan was also the agent who sold me the house back in 2010. He did a great job back then and will continue to keep him as my agent. - Ken Tonks
Reply: Great working with you all these years Ken. Let’s keep in touch. Bryon
Bryon and his team were absolutely wonderful to deal with when purchasing my first house on my own. He was very attentive and knowledgeable and helped me through all the steps so I could make my dream a reality. A super nice guy and great to deal with. He also had plenty of recommendations for home inspectors, trades and lawyers if I needed them. High recommend!! - Julie Rumer
Reply: Thank you Julie! Love that we were able to get you that home for you and your family, with some tough negotiations. Bryon
Brian and his team were very professional in handling of the sale of this property in a timely matter. He organized showings around our schedule and made the sale seamless and stress free for us. Brian was patient and decisive as he guided us through the sale and we always felt like he was looking out for our best interest. - Dave Harbus
Reply: Thank you for the kind review Dave. I always enjoy keeping in touch with you and Betty. Bryon
Bryon is a friend from many years ago. Utilized his services and professionalism for both a sale and new purchase transaction. Kept me laughing through difficult and challenging times. Thanks Bryon. - Cody Godlonton
Reply: Great to see again ole friend! We need to ride bicycles again soon. // Thank you for allowing me to work for you. Bryon
I’ve used Bryon and his team a number of times & have always been completely satisfied with their service. Ben went above & beyond my expectations in the selling of this rental property where the new buyer adopted the tenant. If you have real estate needs in Calfary, you are well served with this exceptional team. - Brent
Reply: Thank you much for your review!
Bryon help us to sell our house on a very tough market. He and his team did a great job marketing our property and sold it in only one week. We will contact him for future businesses and will recomend him for sure. Thank you Bryon. - Roger G
Reply: … and we did it again Roger! Pleasure working for you and your family again. Bryon