Here's a quick summary of this Real Estate Agent's Ratings
|Response Rate||81 %|
|Usefulness of Website||4.93|
|Value of Service||5.0|
|Marketing Reach & Lead Generation||4.91|
|Home Prep & Staging Advice||4.75|
|Success Ratio||100 %|
Experience... 43 years and counting!
Welcome! My main goal in dealing with you is to exceed your expectations… whatever they may be!
One of the largest financial decisions you'll ever make is the purchase or sale of your home... which makes choosing the right Realtor® essential. I provide a personal and individually customized approach to buyers and sellers who are looking to move to the greater Victoria area. As a long-time resident of the area, I will put my in-depth knowledge of the city to work for you. I understand the ever changing conditions of the local Victoria real estate market and will provide valuable insight to you whether you are buying, selling or both!
I understand that working with buyers or sellers is based on forming a trusting relationship. I work to do this initially with buyers by taking the time to find out what is important to you. I find this is time extremely well spent and it helps me ensure that as a buyer you make sound decisions that will stand you in good stead now and when it comes time to sell that home to the next buyer. As a skilled negotiator and very long, full time REALTOR®, it is my job not only to find the best possible home for you in your price range but also to make the home buying experience pleasant and as stress free as possible. I often work with out of town clients who are transferred to Victoria and have only a few days to make this very important decision. In many cases, the home has been found very quickly, leaving the balance of the house hunting trip for the pleasant task of getting to know the city and area better.
When working with sellers, there is much to be considered. One of my strengths is doing a walk through of your home with you to find out if there are areas that could be improved on to help you achieve a better sale price and quicker sale. Sometimes it doesn’t take much and you will find my many years of experience to be invaluable. When we live in a home for a few years, we become blind to things that could be off-putting to a buyer. Part of my job is to point out those things and help you present your home in the best possible light. I work with an excellent home stager should you decide you need a little more professional advise in this area. Another strength I provide is a custom three pronged approach to arriving at the best possible sale price. I have developed this over the years and find it to be very accurate. Please feel free to call and chat about marketing or any other question you may have! My direct cell # is 250-217-4600.
Most of my business comes from referrals from past clients. I trust this will be the case with you also as we work together to achieve your goals.
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I could not have asked for a more helpful and knowledgeable realtor than Lorne! He went above and beyond to find us the perfect house and then helped us make the most competitive offer possible that helped us secure the place against the other competing bids with his expertise. Not only that but he has a keen eye for noticing potential problems and a handy knowledge of all the best local companies to help with anything he can’t. - Brendan Cole Domoney
Reply: Thanks Brendan. It was great working with you both. I hope the home works out well for you!
We have used Lorne before when buying and selling in Victoria and knew he had the knowledge and expertise in this market to sell our condo. He gave us realistic expectations and guided us through another successful sale. - Dale & Kathy MacKie
Reply: Thanks Dale & Kathy! It was great working with you again. All the best in your return to the prairies.
Lorne made himself available to us on short notice and followed through with all aspects of our recent home purchase. We had used Lorne in a previous home purchase and find that he is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and resourceful. We have no hesitation in recommending Lorne as a buyer's or seller's agent. - Licia and Mike and Paddison
Reply: Thanks Licia & Mike! I think you chose a beautiful and very private home!
Words cannot describe how happy I am with all the honest advise Lorne gave me .He found me a perfect dream home. I would recommend Lorne to everyone I know with no hesitation. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. - Bernice Tortorelli
Reply: Thanks Bernice. It was great working with you & finding such an awesome condo for you!
Lorne is great to work with, he was very patient with all my questions and walked me through the entire buying process which was extensive since we were purchasing a foreclosure. He ensured that my best interests were taken care of. - Holly Skogstad
Reply: Thanks Holly, I am going to miss working with you & your hubby! You are fun & thoughtful people!
“If you are looking for an experienced, honest, dedicated, hard-working real estate agent to assist you in your home search and purchase in the greater Victoria area, (and really, who isn’t) then you cannot do better than Lorne Tuplin. Lorne recently guided my wife and I through the process of purchasing a new home and we were extremely satisfied with Lorne’s services. We were on a tight schedule and we live in the lower mainland so coordinating viewings and negotiations was challenging. Lorne did an excellent job finding out what our needs were first, so he didn’t waste our time showing us houses that wouldn’t work for us. Also he listened very well and knew when to offer advice and when to let us think on our own. After two trips to the island we had found our new home and completed the negotiations. Lorne didn’t stop there though, after the agreement was signed he continued to work with us to make sure the deal went through smoothly and that all of our interests were looked after. Finally he came to visit at our new home to bring us a thoughtful gift and to make sure everything had gone well, which I’m pleased to say it had, thanks to Lorne!” - Richard Taylor
Reply: Thaks Richard! It was great getting to know you & your family.
This was the best experience we have ever had in a sale of a house. Lorne had real expertise to list and then help us buy our townhouse. He was professional, knowledgeable and also very patient answering any questions or concerns we had. Thank you Lorne! - Mary Burgess
Reply: Thanks Mary, I really enjoyed working with you & Paul!
Lorne went out of his way to accommodate my needs and wants while looking at many properties, all of which fit my specs, but none of which I wanted to buy, until he found the perfect condo for me. His after-sale service has also been great. Helping me with merchants and services I need in a new-to-me community. - Audrey Taylor
Reply: So glad you love your condo Audrey!
Reply: Thanks for taking the time to share!
We had an exceptional experience working with Lorne to purchase a home. He was very responsive, excellent market knowledge and easy to work with. I would highly recommend using his services in purchasing or selling a home. - Karla Young
Reply: Thanks Karla, Had a great time working with you!
We had 3 agents price out our home for sale. The first agent said "I can get you $720,000", the second agent said "Let's start at low $700,000 and see if we can get a bidding war" and the last agent was Lorne, who said "You have a fantastic yard and garden. This increases the home value significantly and I can sell it to a garden lover for $820,000". We were so happy that Lorne saw the value in our garden that we have put so much love into. And guess what? He did sell it for exactly $820,000. Thanks so much Lorne! We also appreciated your super positive attitude and your recommendations for all the other contacts needed to complete the sale. - Rosalyn Van Dyk
Reply: Thanks Rosalyn, You & your family were great to work with. Very enjoyable experience!
Lorne Tuplin was referred to us by friends when we first started thinking about buying a home. We were first time home buyers and weren’t really sure what we wanted in a house or where we wanted to look. Lorne was incredibly patient and took our lead, providing assistance in explaining the process, making suggestions, and keeping us up to date with the real estate market. When we were finally ready to get serious - there was no delay, Lorne met with us right away. It was clear that he listened to us and knew what was important to us. He didn’t waste our time and he was incredibly flexible when our meetings and viewings often included our kids. We never felt pressured or rushed, we knew that he was there for us and not just to “make a deal”. When the time came to put the offer on our house, he was efficient and fair and advocated for us. His attention to detail and willingness to help did not go unnoticed and he really went above and beyond to ensure we were well cared for. He was present for every walk through and every inspection and answered our countless questions quickly and without hesitation. We would not hesitate to recommend Lorne when buying or selling your home. We cannot adequately express our gratitude for his kindness, knowledge, professionalism and humour throughout this process. - Sandra & James
Lorne is helpful, professional and knowledgeable. He always responded to all our questions and concerns, and in a timely fashion. We have dealt with many realtors and Lorne is one of the best we have had the pleasure of working with - thanks Lorne! - Leslie Y
Reply: Thanks Leslie, it is always a pleasure to work with you & Bill!
Exceptional, professional, and client-centred! I can't say enough about Lorne Tuplin. He was attentive to all our buying and relocation needs. When I first contacted him over two years ago with an expression of interest to move to Victoria, he quickly established search criteria for a suitable home and consistently kept me updated over several months. When we finally moved to search for a house, he immediately made himself available and addressed all our inquiries. Thanks to Lorne, we quickly found the perfect home and he has continued to facilitate our re-location through information about the community and services. Lorne consistently provided outstanding service and went well beyond the call of duty. He is the best! - Marian Harymann