Real Estate Agent's Rating Summary
|Response Rate||91 %|
|Usefulness of Website||4.92|
|Value of Service||4.97|
|Reach & Lead Generation||4.95|
|Home Prep & Staging Advice||4.81|
|Success Ratio||100 %|
|Recommend Ratio||100 %|
Experience... 45 + years
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. 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.
We have engaged Lorne for two real estate transactions in the past 5 years and have been happy with his professional service. He is well informed on the market and market trends. He provided us with recommendations for professional services to help us in the sale of our rental property. He is very responsive to all our questions. - Karla & Michael Young
Reply: Thanks Karla, I appreciated the opportunity to work with you again!
Lorne has been very helpful in helping us sell our home for a great price. He then successfully helped us buy a new home. He answered all our questions and dealt effectively with other real estate agents. - Lorne and Donna Seaman
Reply: Thanks for the great review Lorne & Donna! It was a pleasure working with you & ending up with the perfect place for you to enjoy...and that patio backing the park - wow, georgeous!!!
It was a pleasure doing business with Lorne. He was always friendly and professional, and extremely responsive when contacted. This agent is not only very professional but also easy to talk to. I would absolutely highly recommend his services if you were looking for a good realtor! Guillaume and Kandanun - Guillaume and Kandanun Bégin
Reply: Thanks Guillaume and Kandanun! I enjoyed working with you and am pleased with your home purchase. I am sure you will love living there!
Lorne is professional and experienced. We felt no pressure from him whatsoever, from the time of getting to know each other to acceptance of the offer. He listed our place on Oct 26 and there was a confirmation of acceptance on Oct 28, above the list price. In this real estate jungle, you need someone with his negotiation skills on your side. - PC Leong
Reply: Thank you PC. I enjoyed working with you both!
Lorne is an amazingly patient, knowledgeable, energetic realtor who can anticipate your needs / wants and help you find great prospective properties. He spent over 5 months patiently discussing and viewing and then preparing plans of action. As a realtor he excels in assisting the buyer in all areas! - Mark Hollman
Reply: Thanks for the review Mark. I enjoyed working with you both!
Working with Lorne was very easy, good strategy for listing and good advice. The house sold in a couple of days, which was a huge success in my view. Happy with the service - Eliel
Reply: Thanks Eliel, I appreciated your responsiveness and very cooperative attitude as we worked together to achieve a quick sale at an excellent price!
Very professional, kind and attentive person. From the fist meeting to the last email Lorne walked me through every step and made my experience as a seller a walk through the park. I can't thank him enough for his support and attentiveness. Thank you for everything Lorne, it was a pleasure working with you. - Claudia Alvarez
Reply: Thanks Claudia, I really enjoyed working with you. You are a very kind person!
Lorne's guidance on when to list, when to allow offers to be submitted, a reasonable price to accept, and his market analysis were great. He made helpful suggestions regarding minor cosmetic changes/staging, and was able to achieve the sale price and the terms/conditions I wanted. His vast experience and knowledge of the local market (style/etiquette etc.) and the real estate business in general was evident and very helpful during the selling process. His style was flexible and helpful and he struck a great balance between providing information and giving time and space to also do our own research. This was especially helpful during our decision-making processes. The other thing that I really appreciated was that the information he provided was always helpful and never superfluous. - S.Reynolds
Reply: Thanks Steph, I enjoyed working with you and was happy your condo sold in a reasonable time!
Lorne helped us navigate a very hectic and fast-moving market. He was incredibly responsive and got is into a lot of viewings in a short period of time and in various areas throughout the CRD. Along the way he always provided helpful advice and in a number of cases, options and information we hadn't considered. We never felt pressured to make a decision and for the house we bought, he was able to arrange a pre-inspection with very short notice and guide us through the negotiating process. We're very happy with the house we found and are thankful for all of Lorne's help. - Ryan Reynolds
Reply: Thanks for the review Ryan! It was great to work with you again!
Lorne's CMA was very accurate and his listing price and expected time on the market were also very accurate. I got the price I wanted for my townhouse. His level of responsiveness, knowledge, and communication style were superb. He also really helped me get the completion/possession dates I needed as we were also selling my partner's condo and buying a house. - Ryan Reynolds
Reply: Thanks Ryan, you made it easy to sell your townhome. It was in incredible condition!
I was directed to Lorne from a solid true couple that t have known for years and trust them. As it is all went well. and Lorne covered all the basis Thank you for an easy going sale Helma - Wilhelmina Baars
Reply: Thanks Helma! I enjoyed working with you and was pleased that the sale went well!
Lorne is a very patient man. We always knew Lorne was there on our side with our best interest at heart. I don't know if I've met a more honest trustworthy man. I would highly recommend him as a realtor or just an upstanding man altogether. - Jeremy
Reply: Thanks for your kind words, Jeremy. I think you found a great place to live!
Lorne is always helpful, responsive and knowledgeable. Importantly, he does not walk away after the deal closes but always continues to be available for advice and help to his clients on an ongoing basis. Great combination of professionalism and approachability. Thanks for another successful purchase, Lorne - Margaret Bluck
Reply: Thanks Margaret, it is always a pleasure to work with you... and very unusual to have the buyer narrow the possibilities to 1 or two! I trust you will love the location & house!
Lorne is very professional and knowledgeable and also friendly and easy to talk to. I also noticed he is very quick to act on my behalf. I would Highly recommend Lorne. - Wendy Peacock
Reply: Thanks Wendy, it was my pleasure to work with you! Thanks for taking a moment to send this!!
Lorne was professional, polite and insightful on all aspects of selling a difficult property. He has strong negotiation skills and I felt well represented. Lorne Tuplin is an excellent realtor. - Krista Nachtigal
Reply: Thanks Krista, We did it! A long slog but we made it through the process!
Lorne Tuplin did a great job in a tough market. There were a lot of condos on the market and he got ours sold. He Got some of his own clients sent to view our condo through other realtors. He was very professional and helped us through the selling and then the buying of a new place. His advice was very appreciated as he has lots of experience. We have told our friends about him so that they can have a great realtor. I hope they take our advice. - Marvin + Melba Fast
Reply: Thanks Marvin & Melba, your condo sale was a tough one but the whole process worked out well. Good working with you both!
I have know Lorne for a number of years, and he is always well informed of what the market is doing and what's available. He is not afraid to tell you what he thinks and always tries to achieve the best value for his clients. I trust Lorne that he will treat me fairly and honestly. - Rob Reinhart
Reply: Thanks Rob, I always enjoy working with you! Lorne
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!
Lorne took the time to establish our needs, responded quickly to opportunities, gave good advice on conditions and value of properties. Trustworthy and would use him again - Keith Linger
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