Here's a quick summary of this Real Estate Agent's Ratings
|Response Rate||22 %|
|Usefulness of Website||4.81|
|Value of Service||4.97|
|Reach & Lead Generation||4.97|
|Home Prep & Staging Advice||4.91|
|Success Ratio||92 %|
Highly recommended! Why? In a world where there is an overload of information – it’s great to have someone providing a clear and concise picture of the current market, where your home (if selling) fits in and what has to happen to gain the best outcome. Rick has a team of professionals who work together to do just that – from initial discussions to staging to initial house pictures to ‘show time’. (Special thanks to Kerry for the advice on staging!) He covered all the bases and always kept us informed at each stage – explaining any options if required. Even after having sold our home, Rick keeps in touch to see whether we have any concerns or whether there is something that he can help with! I was most fortunate that Rick was my real estate agent as the outcome was far more than expected. - tim Morley
"I would recommend Rick and Kerry Couvelier of "Couvelier and Associates” in a heartbeat. Both are acutely aware of the ever changing market. Very knowledgeable about all things financial. As well as being sensitive to the emotional aspects of selling a home and buying a new one. They are so determined to help you find the best possible option out there. That is why we have used them both times we have bought and sold. They come with my highest recommendation! You will be well taken care of through the entire process. - Kathryn Weese
Throughout the entire process of selling our home, Rick was extremely professional, responsive, proactive and we honestly felt like we were his only clients. He is passionate about real estate and his many years in Victoria have provided him with a vast knowledge of properties in the area. We would recommend dealing with Rick for any property transaction. - Karen Teese
This is the second time Rick had sold a house for us. Once again it was a stress free experience because he guided us through the selling of our house with understanding, professionalism, knowledge, what to expect from him and what he expected from us. Sold the house within three weeks and got full price. Rick was always there to answer questions and keep us informed. Great realtor and a great person who puts his clients first, puts you at ease and works hard to get the job done. - Maureen and Doug Wint
Reply: Wow! It is great working with you two. You did really well...again! Thank you very much for this kind gesture.
Loads of experience, great strategic insights, and top-notch service make Rick the guy you want on your side in any real-estate transaction. We have very much appreciated working with him. - Carol Vincent
Reply: Carol, thank you. I enjoy working with you guys and enjoy our chats. Now to find you an exciting new home!
As the oldest and third sibling of Orion and Denis Smith...the non technically adept sibling...and executor of our Dad's will, I am grateful to Rick for his patience in guiding me through my first Zoom and virtual signing experiences. As the only sibling in the province his help in several areas was much appreciated. His knowledge and efficiency and very accurate predictions of the current market in Victoria were very impressive. Rick's kindness and calmness were comforting at a time of extreme stress. Rick and his daughter, Kerry practiced the KISS theory and made prepping the house for sale an easier process than expected. Big thanks to the whole friendly and knowable team for the very successful conclusion to what could have been a trying experience. Kudos to you all. You are highly recommended in my book! We are all extremely happy with the outcome. - Susan Cairns
Reply: Thank you very much Susan. Kerry and I really enjoyed working with you and your whole family
Rick was wonderful to work with. We three adult children living in three cities (one locally), were selling our fathers home after his passing. Rick gave great advice and direction on the approach, was always available at a moments notice, and on top of everything all the time. I was very impressed. Answered any questions I had knowledgeably and fully. Warm and generous person. His daughter, Kerry, was also helpful with thinking through how to stage the house. I will also note his patience, given that one of us is not very technologically adept, and one of us has a brain injury. His communication skills and help with tech issues as needed was wonderful. And best of all he helped us realize a very successful sale in short order. - Orion Smith
Reply: Orion, thank you very much for your thoughtful review. I am so thankful I get to work with clients like you: keeps a smile on my face and in my heart!.
Rick provided excellent advice an. help when we sold my fathers home after he passed away. We were extremely happy with the result we achieved and the detailed advice and help getting to our goal, - Denis Smith
Reply: Denis, thank you very much for your kind review. You all had alot to deal with and many decisions to be made. You did a great job. I really enjoyed working with you: our plan worked!
Top of the line in knowledge of selling and buying. Honest and upfront in terms of expectations and outcome. Creative and easy to collaborate with the best interest of the client in mind. Treat each client as friend and good encourager. Rick’s team is efficiently and effectively good in guiding you in the process. Result comes always of great favour. - Roy & Amy Apolonio
Reply: Roy and Amy, thank you for your kind review. You are like family to us!
We met Rick in one of his seminars in 2007. From there we had him as our realtor as first time homebuyer. After 15 years, having stayed connected with Rick, we bought our second home. We will still contact Rick when we are ready to sell again. We have full confidence in him as Rick and his team has delivered efficiently in paperworks and timing, professionally in terms of making us understand what we need to know when selling, and most importantly the client-realtor relationship built through the years. - Apolonio R&A
Reply: Thank you for your trust, support and loyalty...and for taking the time to put your feelings down in words. Your new home is gorgeous!
“We first met Rick Couvelier in the 1980’s when he established a business called Sherlock Home Inspection Service and remember reading an extensive article about his business in the June 30, 1990 Times Colonist. With this in mind we engaged him to do an inspection on our big old 1912 house and were most impressed at his attention to detail and thoroughness. Years later, Rick switched over to selling real estate and over the next decade or so both my wife and I attended several of his public lectures on “How to sell your home” and “pitfalls of selling your home”. We regard these lectures as extremely useful and necessary for anyone buying or selling a home. Where else are you going to get all the latest information free for the taking in one lecture? It is a remarkable public service. Recently we sold our big old house after living in it for 40 years and every room on every floor was filled to capacity- not at all the ideal selling situation; however, Rick patiently guided us through all that we had to do and engaged top profession people to measure up the entire house- inside and out- and to photograph every nook and cranny. We had quite a few immediate and substantial offers all above the asking price and were very pleased with the result of his hard work. Later on when we had to sign the appropriate documents and all the later initialling he came up especially to the house to show us how to electronically sign on the computer. He also helped us with our movers and even came up to the house to cheer us on as we wrestled with trying to get all our stuff out of the house before completion day. Rick has a very good team in his office who can’t do enough for you and has some excellent contacts with the peripheral disciplines that are so necessary to make these sales go off without a hitch. Sandra and I rate Rick very high in all aspects of the selling of our home.” Sandra & John Whittaker - John & Sandra Whittaker
Reply: I had forgotten how far back we go! I've enjoyed our chats, get-togethers and seeing your smiling faces in my seminars at U-Vic. Your record-setting sale is still the talk of the neighborhood!
Having attended one of his seminars many years ago, my dad recommended we use Rick's vast expertise in all facets of real estate to sell our 3 bedroom rancher in Gordon Head. Rick made everything as seamless as possible, and gave us great advice on all aspects of the sale from beginning to end. Thanks to Rick's hard work we got multiple offers in a very timely fashion, and closed with the price we wanted. If you are looking for a professional, proactive realtor, who knows how to get results -- look no further than Rick Couvelier. - G. Lawson
Rick was truly professional, knowledgeable and extremely helpful in guiding me through the process of selling my first home. His upbeat positive approach helped make it all so much easier for me. He worked quickly and effectively at getting me the sale I wanted. I would highly recommend Rick to be your realtor and I would be happy to work with him again. - Ann Marie Arneson
Rick knows his stuff. He comes to our meetings very prepared with great information and a wealth of experience to help us make the right decisions. Will definitely work with him again. - Carlene Forbes
This is the second time we have worked with Rick and his knowledge and expertise again made the process incredibly smooth. He's very detailed, has a wealth of information, and clearly worked his hardest to get the most out of our sale. Nothing but good things to say both times we've worked with him, and would expect nothing different if we ever need a third. Would happily recommend to anyone. - Andrew Shewchuk
Rick Couvelier came highly recommended to us, and we in turn, add our voice to the many who recognize his skills and are thankful for them. He sold our property in this new Covid-19 world. Rick's professionalism, eye for detail, superb communication, awareness of the shifts in the market, and the supportive team he has assembled to aid his clients, make for a successful journey to the next stage of life. - Nadine & John Woodall
Rick is a very professional and knowledgeable realtor with many years of experience. Pays very close attention to details and keeps you informed at all time. We sold very quickly (at our listed price) in a softening market. We cannot say enough positive things about Rick and his very friendly team. Extremely pleased with the service we received and highly recommend Rick & associate for real estate agent. - Ghislain & Susanne Francoeur
Both Kerry and Rick were extremely professional and knowledgeable throughout our real estate experience with them. The condo staging by Kerry was excellent and they provided an accurate valuation and good marketing plan to facilitate a quick sale. Rick, Kerry and staff were very prompt returning calls and providing information as needed and were always pleasant to deal with. They constantly kept us informed as to the progress of viewings and provided great feedback. Top notch and would definitely recommend them and use them in the future. Thanks Rick, Kerry and staff. - Kerry Davies
Rick is very knowledgeable, quick to respond and his staff extremely friendly and always willing to assist. Rick helped my husband and I sell our Condo in Langford, that we had been renting but wanted to sell. He and his team worked their magic and we ended up with multiple offers and it Sold above asking price. We would use Rick again 100% - Sara Gibb
Several years ago my husband and I attended a university seminar given by Rick. We were so impressed by his depth of knowledge that we decided to attend the next sessions as well. When it came time to choose our realtor there was no question in our minds that we wanted Rick to act for us. He and his daughter, Kerry, were very accommodating and worked hard on our behalf. In fact, when Rick sold our house he got above asking price! We have already referred buyers to Rick and Kerry and we would be happy to refer more when the time comes along. - S. Hansen
Rick is extremely knowledgable in many aspects of real estate. As a former home inspector, contractor current in real estate he was able to answer an myriad of questions. He also teaches very informative courses about real estate, some of which we attended. He was extremely attentive to our needs and readily available. We would not hesitate to recommend Rick for any real estate needs that you may have. - Gerry and Sandy King
Rick is an excellent realtor. I used him for my last two sales and he sold my house in five days above the asking price. He sold my condo in two days with four offers, all above the asking price. He has excellent knowledge, having been a builder, developer, building inspector, and long time realtor. - JOHN COSSOM
Rick is just the best! We sold on the first day because he priced it right for the seller AND the buyer. Was super helpful when probate was delayed and delayed to keep the buyer appraised and on board. We have used him in the past and will definately use him in the future again! Don't hesitate - call him today - Rob Przybylski
It was a pleasure and breeze working with Rick to sell our home. With comprehensive experience, from his care and time conducting thorough market research, to his attention to detail and timely responses, we felt comfortable and confident that our home was in great hands and being shown in its best light. We secured a fantastic offer within days of listing which has provided the leg up needed to make our next step. Thank you Rick and the entire team at Couvelier & Associates! - Hannah Nawroth
We enjoyed working with Rick as he guided us through the process of selling our 'old' home. He's extremely knowledgeable and applies that knowledge on behalf of his clients. His energy is infectious! - Mike Baker
Rick and associates sold my mother-in-law's condo in three days! He then sold my secluded rancher on a large property in a week and held two open houses on the preceding weekend. His staff kept me in the picture on viewings and comments of prospective buyers The staging by Kerry was phenomenal - I almost wanted to buy my own house! I had attended a number of Rick's seminars and learned much about the do's and don't's of selling a custom built older home. A top-notch professional group, IMO. - Jack Poulter
Rick processed our sale with utmost professionalism and was meticulous in finding and sharing small but important detail - some of which was unknown to us despite having bought and sold homes several times over the years in Greater Victoria. Not a case of "market's good; anything sells," but rather how to optimize a sale where proceeds are needed to buy into the same steep market. Recommend Rick? Hardly a need. Of acquaintances witnessing our June sale, four have gone with him and sold beyond their expectations; two more are now listing. - Lon Wood
I have used Rick Couvelier for several real estate transactions over the years, and have found him unfailingly professional, very knowledgeable, organised and personable. With the able help of Kerry and the excellent office staff, he made each transaction virtually stress-free. His reputation for excellence is well-deserved. - Jackie Wilson
My elderly parents on a visit from Ontario decided to purchase a condo in Victoria to use for the winter months. This allowed them to both get out of the cold winter and spend some time with family in the west. This decision was short lived due to health and they returned to Toronto and subsequently listed the property with Rick. He was amazing! The condo sold without a hitch and due to our inability to be in Victoria on the day of the sale he arranged movers and storage. We so appreciated great service from a great trustworthy man. Thank you for everything to both Rick, Kerry and the fantastic team they have. - MADELINE HUMPHREYS
I cannot say enough about the incredible service I received from Rick and Kerry. I live in Ontario and both purchased and sold through Rick. He went well beyond the call of duty. The time change notwithstanding, Rick returned my calls as early as 7am B.C time. My sale had a few hitches, due to financing problems from the seller but Rick 's persistence and professional attitude saved the day. Thank you so much! - MADELINE HUMPHREYS
Rick’s efforts in listing my home were perfect. He walked me through all the legal and technical details beforehand so I knew how things would roll-out. Everything he predicted was how it all went from MLS, viewings, open house to offers. He was encouraging and supportive during what for me was a stressful time. Best of all, my house sold way over asking price within a week. I would recommend Rick and Kerry as professional, informed Realtors who will do a thorough job without pressure. - Kathy Vinton
We highly recommend Rick, Kerry and their team! Our condo was located in a "value building", so it wasn't the easiest to sell and they offered us loads of information, explained everything well and listened closely to our needs when it came to determining a fair listing price. They went above and beyond in bringing serious buyers through the door, in planning open houses and in keeping us very well informed about the current market. They offered reasonable suggestions, were there for us at the drop of a hat and they managed all our the documentation, paperwork and contracts flawlessly. In purchasing our new home, they were enthusiastic, organized and prepared with a wealth of additional information and expertise that went well beyond our expectations. The entire team was friendly, outgoing and very easy to connect with, and most importantly, trust! - Elizabeth Bell
Rick & daughter Kerry offer the most complete service imaginable He knows the market very well & got us top $$. We listed on a Mon, had 41 showings in the week & sold by Sat. for $100,000 over the list price. Would definitely recommend this guy. - Jimmy Newman-Tyler
I have used Rick as my realtor both to purchase a property and to sell a property as well. Each time, he was extremely professional, proficient, knowledgeable, experienced, helpful and kind. I consider him top notch, and not only would I recommend his services without hesitation, I have indeed; and all I heard back from this recommendation was, “Thanks! He was just wonderful!” and completely echoed my 100% positive experience. - Linda C.
I have worked with both Rick & Kerry on several occasions. Kerry is very approachable, knowledgeable & easy to work with. Rick is a great negotiator & I was very pleased with the results. Very professional team - JC
Google/research 'Rick Couvelier vs. Karen Love' be sure to scroll down to all the additional frightful comments. Shocking. "Wow…I used to think she was the worst…but the Ricker is putting up a good fight for over-taking top spot! My buyer will be filing a formal complaint this week to VREB ( like I don’t have better things to do with my time. ) This guy does nothing to help our profession. Wow. What a complete clown. I’d personally like to see our network group work towards not only helping in the community - but perhaps also working towards ridding our profession of scumbags. I’m just speechless with this guys lack of professionalism, common-sense and respect for the colleague to colleague relationship. Anyone else had issues with this asshole?" - Ash L
Reply: "Respect for the colleague" sounds a bit like green-eyed cronyism. With your language you wouldn't be welcome in most homes to discuss business. And the unspecified complaints in your rant are the transparent efforts of a troll to bring down the good-faith assessments of these two professionals by the rest of us.
Rick and Kerri were very helpful in our buying process. Kerri helped to find suitable options and took us to see the ones we chose with information about each to help us in our decision making. Rick assisted with ensuring we had a proper evaluation of the property and other aspects of the purchase process. - DF
We used Rick many years ago. Can't recall anything we were unhappy with. No pressure on price and never became impatient throughout. A good negotiator and thorough in his contracts. He'd be on our short list next time. - Steve Hickton