Richmond is an exciting city undergoing immense growth and change, currently transferring from a rural community to an international metropolis, while still managing to maintain its original charm. It is culturally diverse and has a unique geographical setting, located on Canada’s West Coast. Its central location places Richmond only twenty minutes from downtown Vancouver and 25 minutes from the Canada-US border.
Richmond is home to almost 200,000 people with a healthy mix of residential and commercial property, industrial parks, agricultural land and green belts. Richmond is situated where the river meets the Pacific Ocean, providing expansive leisure and tourist options within a close range of the city.
Richmond is known for healthy living: residents of Richmond have the highest life expectancy in all of Canada and also have the lowest smoking and obesity rates! A wide range of employment options exist, with the economy supporting over 100,000 jobs in several sectors such as services, retailing, tourism, hi-tech, manufacturing, agriculture and public administration.
The city’s expansive leisure options contribute to its healthy lifestyle. Quality parks and recreation facilities, culture and leisure facilities abound: over 90 parks, 200 acres of recreational trails, pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, picnic areas, golf courses, running tracks and playing fields. In additional there are several libraries, theatres, museums, art galleries and heritage sites.
After my father passed away & my mother moved to an assisted living condo, we (my bother 2 sisters & myself) needed to sell the home we all grew up in. We chose Michael Cowling with Remax in Richmond BC based on his track record of selling Richmond homes. As all 4 of us live outside of the area Michael put together a conference call and gave us his opinion of value & explained his marketing plan. We signed with Michael at his recommended price and had an acceptable offer for us within 30 days. Throughout the entire process Michael communicated with all 4 of us, keeping us up to date with regards to showings etc.His professional manner along with his ability to orchestrate a timely sale make him a great choice as a Richmond Realtor.
Michael Cowling is a top notch realtor. He sold our place in a week and over asking price! He was super easy and professional to work with. He’s a total rock star and get’er done kind of a guy. A real cowboy in the industry if you ask me. I very highly recommend him!
Having bought and sold three times with Michael, I can assure you that his market knowledge will lead to a higher than expected sale price when you are selling and a lower than expected purchase price when buying. He makes a complicated process simple & stress free.
Best realtor ever! Michael and his team are top-notch professionals. I was really comfortable working with them, and the whole time we could tell they cared that we got what we really wanted, at the price we really wanted too! The end result? We sold our place in 6 days way over asking price! But the best part was following this when they really took the time out to help us find where we would be moving next, and worked magic to get us in way under the list price! We recommended them to our friends and will continue to do so…Really amazing service!!!
Thank you Michael you renewed our hope in selling a home again. After six months on the market with another high profile Realtor, and not one offer, you sold our home in two weeks.
Flo and I would like to thank you for your professional services during the sale of our house and the purchase of our new home. You have renewed my confidence in the Real Estate profession after many months of doubt. After being on the market for five months with the competition you sold our home sold for over 100% of the asking price in just three days… I again would like to thank you Michael and your team; we would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in the sale or purchase of a new home”
What a difference an agent makes. After a three months of frustration with another realtor we were very happy with the care and experience that we received from Michael Cowling and his team. Honest, trustworthy, professional and all while showing due care and concern for both the sale of our old home and purchase of our new home. Michael was always available to help us with any questions or concerns, even after our sale was complete. It is very hard to find the type of realtor that will give you the time, care and great experience that Michael and team bring to the table. You made a difficult process seem very easy.
We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated all you did for us! It didn’t seem like we would ever move until we called you. When you took over our listing we knew our situation would change right away. You are so wonderful at what you do and we are so glad to have met you. You really were impressive from beginning to end and we will be sure to contact you when that time comes to make a move. Thank you!
After wasting 4 months on the market with another firm and no offers we interviewed 5 agents and went with RE/MAX Michael Cowling and Associates. Michael you are a true professional and a very good Realtor. Sold at full asking price and record price for the Building. I have nothing but respect for you and your team. I will gladly use again and recommend you to others. Best Wishes to all of you.
Prior to listing our home with Michael we had a very bad real estate selling experience. When our home expired from MLS we interviewed several realtors looking for a good fit and more importantly timely results. We ultimately selected Michael Cowling. We liked the honest and realistic information about the current market conditions and what seemed to be a very complete selling system. Michael far exceeded our expectation with the negotiations using the multiple offer situation to our best advantage. Thanks Michael, we will be recommending you to my friends and family
Our sale seemed like it was never going to happen until you came along. What a relief and thanks for your help and guidance. We will definitely call you for our daughter’s sale next year.
We were going to give up on moving this year. Our interviews with realtors were discouraging until we met Michael. We were impressed with Michael’s friendly, relaxed but at the same time, very professional and business-like manner. Communication was outstanding as he kept us informed throughout the entire process and answered all of our questions in a timely matter. I highly recommend him, and he is and expert in the area. This made it much easier for us. Thank you to you and Margie and the rest of your team for great service.
Michael, I just wanted to thank you and your team for the professional manner conducted toward the sale of my home. My second attempt at selling was very positive and I am thankful I hired you. Also, just to let you know, I have already referred you to my brother that is considering selling his home and I will continue to recommend you to others.
Our home had been on the market for close to a year with no significant results when we contacted Michael Cowling. The service delivered was thorough, timely and effective. Michael’s calm, confident and reassuring nature made us very comfortable with some stressful decisions. Our home was sold at the higher end of the price range Michael had determined when we put it up for sale and we were very comfortable with the outcome. Great work!
I thought you were excellent Michael. You were always there for us. Very Professional and knowledgeable on the market and dealing with the negotiations. We had previously tried to sell with a well known real estate company and had no luck. From the beginning we could tell the change was a significant upgrade to what we were used to. You had a plan to market our home and answers to any questions we had. You and Rachel definitely knew what you were doing. The results and timing were exactly what you predicted and we expected.
By far the best realtor we have worked with and we have had a few. A straight shooter with an easy going professional manner that puts you at ease. You can tell from the beginning that he has your best interests in mind. Quick to respond to emails and messages and overall a very hard working realtor. I was kind of disappointed he sold the home sold so fast. He is a good guy to have around.
My experience with RE/MAX Michael Cowling and Associates was uplifting after having a negative experience with another realtor. You and Rachel were very professional, prompt and knowledgeable, and able to handle the sale of our property while maintaining full cooperation from our tenants. This was extremely valuable to us and I would gladly recommend you to other sellers.
Michael we really appreciated your professionalism, you kept us calm and focused on what was important to us in the negotiation of the price a dates. It was a pleasure to deal with your staff as well. We always had lots of warning for viewings and good feedback. You are a credit to your profession and we will not hesitate in recommending your services to others. (previously on the market for 5 months)
Working with RE/MAX Michael Cowling and Associates, has been an all-around great experience. We had listed our house previously with a different agent and were not at all happy with the experience. We thought the process of trying to sell our home again was going to be difficult and stressful. We interviewed three agents and went with Michael. We took his advice on pricing and minor staging changes, and in a few days Michael brought competing offers and best of all the price we expected. We could not be happier service and professionalism and would highly recommend them to anyone buying or selling. Thank-you Michael and all of your team.
Michael you and your team were a welcoming change after the experience I had with another agent. Not only was Michael very knowledgeable and accurate in his analysis of the changing market condition, but also prompt and thorough in providing viewing feedbacks and addressing any concern or question that I had. Rachel was always on top of everything. Together the members of the Michael Cowling team reduced much of the stress associated with selling a home, and ultimately lead to the property being sold in a week.