Immersed in a culture where relationships rule all, Alan has always put an emphasis on truly connecting with everyone who surrounds him. With many years as a touring musician and in the customer service/hospitality industry, his realization that working with others rather than against them, leads you further in life. This true 'team' mentality has not only allowed Alan to learn from his peers, but also lead them to success.
Born in Toronto, Alan relocated to the West Coast at a young age. He has now called Vancouver home for over 14 years and is in love with how the city and the beauty of nature, exist as one. He is a city boy at heart but has grown to love the outdoors and everything mother nature provides.
Alan is the Founder of VANCITY 4 SALE, a Real Estate business based out of Vancouver. He separates himself in the marketplace by working closely with his clients to achieve their goals through carefully crafted strategies, catered to their specific needs from beginning to end. Some of Alan's biggest accomplishments thus far in his career have been the numerous ongoing relationships with a wide array of clientele. In just 4 short years in the business, he has personally sold $50 million in real estate transactions and well over $140 million in team sales, with the focus always being on the client goal objectives.
Alan's goals are simple: he wants you, the client, to be happy. Positivity is what he exudes, as he believes positive energy attracts a positive experience. Alan is driven, motivated, sincere and understanding when it comes to your needs and will always make sure they come first.
On his off time, you can find Alan with the three joys of his life; his rescue dogs and cat. He also donates his time to animal-related causes, something he is incredibly passionate about. Alan is also very physically active in the gym and on the playing field with a love for team sports. His competitive side translates on and off the field as he is always trying to improve himself through body and mind.
Providing your home with premium marketing materials to showcase your home to all the right people. Professional photography, professional video, compelling multimedia and a sophisticated strategy are put in place to ensure your home is showcased the way it deserves to be.
Providing you with the proper steps and tools to instill confidence during this process. Neighbourhood statistics help you decide where you will want to call home. Determining your immediate and future planning will help decide what makes the most sense for your needs.
Pre-construction and pre-sale homes are one of our specialties. There are so many intricacies involved with this process and we are here to guide you every step of the way! From single-family homes to attached townhomes and condos; we have represented hundreds of clients through these transactions.
When trying to figure out what realtor you want to work with, let’s be honest, they’re a dime a dozen so it isn’t necessarily easy. I asked Alan to list my rental property (and former home) because his passion for his work was obvious. He also married a good friend of mine. Having said that, the reason I have chosen to work with Alan again to purchase a new townhome and to sell my existing residence is because of the great work Alan provided. Alan is a realtor that sets himself a part by doing all the extra’s that many ‘too busy’ realtors don’t do (trust me when I say Alan is also very busy, it’s hard to keep up with the multiple listings and sales he’s always posting).
My rental sold the first open house weekend. I strongly believe the fast sell was largely because of Alan’s extra’s (to my lament the first open house weekend happened to land on a heavy forest fire smoke weekend and one of the features was a view). Firstly, Alan invested in great marketing. He used a great photographer (I believe this was a huge factor in my quick sell). Generally speaking, Alan makes himself available (my deal reached agreement near midnight on a Sunday) and is very prompt. He does not boast a giant ego and treats his clients the same whether it’s a 500K deal or multimillion dollar deal (I know because my deal was on the low end of the spectrum). Real estate transactions can be very emotional, he is easy to talk to, helpful, kind and is good at setting expectations. In addition, Alan is truly knowledgeable about his industry. I’ve asked him questions for friends in other markets and he’s always happy to quickly help despite the fact he’ll never be a part of those transactions. In fact, his passion and industry knowledge is what initiated my next-home townhouse purchase when I wasn’t even looking! (and which I am very excited about!)
If you want your best interests to be considered for what is most likely your biggest and most personal investment, then I highly recommend working with Alan.
I was referred to Alan by a friend of mine who spoke highly of him. Alan initially toured my home a year before I decided to list. Alan followed up with from time to time and when I was finally ready I contacted him to put my condo up for sale. The sale was fast and Alan’s communication was exceptional. I would refer and use Alan again.
I had the pleasure of meeting Alan at a restaurant opening and decided to have him act as my agent. Alan was really knowledgeable about both Vancouver and North Van, as I was looking at both markets. This was a huge plus, as I've found most agents specialize in just one area. Alan showed me numerous properties and was always 5 minutes early with all the details reviewed, and info sheets for me. Instead of looking to make a quick sale, Alan guided me away from one I was about to make an offer on, into a much better investment, and I'm so thrilled with the view condo I ended up buying downtown. I can't recommend Alan highly enough for his knowledge, dedication, eye for small details, and also he's just a great guy to be around for weeks on end looking at places. Thanks so much Alan!
Alan has been wonderful to us and allowed us to see what made sense without making us feel like he was selling something. We liked his soft approach and making us feel like family. Alan listened to what we were looking for and actually took the time to do research. We are grateful that we found the place that fit.
Alan was a pleasure to work with. He was quick to understand my needs and helped me navigate through the process of selling and purchasing a new home. The listing and materials looked great and definitely helped me achieve a record-setting price per sq ft for my sale.
I've dealt with Alan now on 3 occasions. Selling/Buying/Selling. He has been nothing short of a dream to deal with. As soon as we sat down and began talking about what worked best for me. He had multiple plans of attack. He comes in with the highest quality of materials for people to see when they come in to view. He has the best communication with every detail of the process. And no question is too dumb for him to answer if it provides more clarity. I highly recommend Alan to anyone looking to buy or sell. You will not be disappointed in your choice as he will provide an amazing experience from start to finish.
Alan's knowledge of the housing market is exceptional and his dedication to what he does is incredible and inspiring. The advice he gives is unbiased and always accurate. With that said he is also very unassuming and humble. I cannot commend and recommend Alan enough. He listens to and hears exactly what you want, and doesn't impose his own assumptions or presumptions. He works extremely diligently and makes himself available at any time for his clients.
He is in the business of turning people's dreams into reality and he takes that job very seriously.
Thanks Alan for your help and hard work to sell our home in only less than two weeks!!! You did an amazing job.
Thank you so much to Alan for helping us find our dream home. He went above and beyond to help us buy and sell in a very tough market. Showing us many properties until we found ‘the one.’ He always made time for us while brilliantly marketing and showing our home. We can't Express how grateful and appreciative we are to Alan. We highly recommend him as a great realtor, and as a friend! We look forward to working with him again!
Alan recently helped my family and I find, and purchase, our dream home. We can say with certainty, that our experience has been nothing short of outstanding.
Alan is an absolute pleasure to work with; his level of knowledge and his thoroughness and attention to detail made this entire experience exceptionally easy on us as first time home buyers.
While searching for a home, Alan listened to what features and elements we were looking for, and was able to narrow down the search to a neighbourhood and home that suited our lifestyle and needs. Whenever I brought a property to his attention, Alan was very quick to respond with the history of the home, and all notable information to assess if we wanted to arrange a viewing.
Has anyone mentioned how good Alan is with children? When viewing potential places, we brought our two young children along, and Alan engaged them and really considered what they enjoyed about the viewing. My kids still lament about how they “love this house that Alan found”.
Lastly, I want to compliment Alan on how comfortable he made my family and I during the entire process. His patience and professionalism shined, and it’s clear his passion is to ensure his clients are a priority; Alan made us feel that he was always available, and that he was there to support us.
Alan, thank you once again for such service. We’re blessed to find a perfect home to build our memories, and it all started with Alan.
Buying a house can be daunting, but Alan made the process pleasant for us. We looked at houses for almost a year before finding "the one" and Alan was very patient and we never felt pressured. He is professional, yet easygoing and he responds very quickly to any questions we had. We appreciate all the work Alan did for us when buying our family home!