The Stonehouse Team consists of founder Rick Stonehouse Personal Real Estate Corporation, Dwayne Launt Personal Real Estate Corporation, Shaun Gregory Personal Real Estate Corporation, and Krystian Thomas. We strive to provide our clients with a positive and stress-free real estate experience, whether you’re buying, selling, renovating, developing, or just want some advice. Together, we have over forty years of combined real estate knowledge and experience between us. Located in Strathcona, we focus on both East Vancouver and the West Side to help you achieve all of your real estate goals. Our proven track record will get you the results you want!
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The Stonehouse Team is here to help you navigate through every step of the buying process. Your interests are always kept first and foremost and we pride ourselves on not only giving sound real estate advice, but also finding you the perfect home to suit your needs. Our years of experience working in the fast paced and highly competitive Vancouver market ensures that our team is in the most advantageous position to find you the home you want for the best possible price.
Whether from a bank, or a Mortgage Broker, getting a pre-approval is always recommended when looking into mortgages. Mortgage Brokers can often be a great choice, as they can contact many lenders simultaneously for a variety of quotes best suited to your circumstances and their services often come to you at no cost. Having your financial questions answered and pre-approval organized early in the buying stage will allow you to be in a more proactive and prepared position when it comes to writing an offer.
What you want, what you need, and what you can afford don’t always match up. We are here to assist you in clarifying these factors to find you the best possible match. With careful consideration and expert guidance, we will determine the best strategy moving forward to find you as many of the things you were looking for. Our goal is find you the home you love while making sure you don’t break the bank.
Making an offer can be a stressful situation at the best of times, but we aim to make the process as smooth as possible. We will guide you to make informed decisions with your pricing so that your offer looks the most appealing to the seller. Once the offer is accepted, we work closely with the Selling agent to ensure you have all the correct information regarding the property. All relevant strata documents, title searches, property disclosure statements, tenancy agreements, and if needed, oil tank scans will be provided to you before your subject removal date. We always recommend that you get an inspection report, and re-confirm your financing approval with your lender. If you feel comfortable and want to remove subjects, we will make sure all the necessary paperwork is thoroughly completed to finalize the deal. Then all you have to do is call a mover!
The Stonehouse Team approaches Real Estate from an advisory capacity. We are here to assist our clients in making informed decisions in Vancouver’s diverse and fast paced market. One of our strongest assets is that we work very closely as a team. Between Rick Stonehouse Personal Real Estate Corporation, Dwayne Launt, Shaun Gregory, Krystian Thomas and our in-house Office Manager/Unlicensed Assistant Rose Holbrook, there is always someone to take your calls, answer your questions and liase with you for as long as you need. When you hire us you get the entire team working on your behalf.
Our made-to-order, one-of-a-kind “For Sale” signage and custom flyers provide a strong visual presence highlighting the photos and floor plans we supply for every listing from our professional photographers and floor plan experts. Your home will be marketed on all of our platforms, not just the MLS, and we will work closely with you to develop a marketing strategy that is tailored specifically to your property, and real estate goals. We also incorporate an informational texting tool for smart devices, which allows easier access to all relevant listing data, and our website is mobile friendly as many people these days prefer to browse on their handheld devices. We do weekly ads in local Vancouver publications like The Georgia Straight, produce an online newsletter and blog, and we send email marketing campaigns that showcase your home with all it has to offer.
Finding buyers who appreciate your home as much as you do is key. We perform an initial walk through of the property where we will make suggestions of any work that needs to be done. Whether it is paint touch ups, carpet cleaning, garden maintenance, de-cluttering or staging, our expert advice will help you showcase your home to as many qualified buyers as possible. Our professional photographer and floor plan expert will then come take pictures and produce custom floor plans for your home. Once this and all the relevant paperwork is completed, your home will be ready for market.
Once your home is on the market, our years of experience working in the Vancouver real estate market start working for you. Your listing will be advertised on multiple platforms and be emailed to our large database of potential buyers and agents and we'll continue to send these emails as long as your home is on the market. We suggest holding regular weekend open houses until the property has sold. We endeavor to make this a positive experience for you at all times, and will work with you every step of the way to ensure the highest sale price for your home in the shortest amount of time. Pricing a property is not an exact science, it is important to listen to the feedback you receive from local agents and other parties who view your home. If several months go by with little or no interest, it may be time to consider a revision to the List price.
Rick Stonehouse has over 25 years of experience in the Vancouver real estate market. Rick started out renovating his own homes; with over 20 renovations, you could say that Rick was destined to end up in real estate. Rick’s enthusiasm for helping people buy and sell homes, as well as his commitment to hard work are the foundation of the team’s success. Rick has assembled a group of multi-talented real estate professionals to make The Stonehouse Team one of Vancouver’s top producers.
“It’s not just about selling Real Estate, it’s about making sound real estate decisions. It is my goal to offer reliable advice and guidance whether you’re buying, selling, or just interested in an opinion. After all these years, I still love talking about real estate.”
Dwayne has been planted in Vancouver for the past 20 years after living in Montreal for several years and receiving his degree from Concordia University. With more than a decade of experience working in the Vancouver real estate market Dwayne prides himself on going above and beyond for all his clients. Dwayne has a strong sense of style and aesthetics, honed during his many years of working with people in the local film industry.
“For me it’s all about the people I meet and helping them negotiate the competitive Vancouver market. I enjoy working with buyers and sellers equally as they both come with expectations I try to exceed.”
Born in Vancouver, Shaun has lived all over the world before moving back to his hometown in 2009. Shaun was one of five people who qualified for the 2014 Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver ‘Medallion Club Rookie of the Year’, and was the recipient of Sutton Westcoast Realty’s ‘Vancouver Rookie of the Year 2014’ and ‘Overall Rookie of the Year 2014’. Shaun has met more clients and completed more deals this year than he ever thought possible, and his love of working with the public and passion for real estate make him the perfect addition to this established team.
“My goal in real estate is not to sell you a house, it’s to find you a home. I love all aspects of the real estate industry and whether you are buying or selling I am here to help.”
Krystian has called Vancouver home for over 20 years, and has been working in Real Estate since 2011. Krystian is knowledgeable, thorough, and enthusiastic. As the newest member of the team, Krystian brings a fresh tech savvy perspective to our professional team and complements our existing structure.
“My passion for people, houses, and the real estate profession, made becoming a Realtor a natural step in my career. I look forward to assisting new and existing clients achieve their real estate goals.”
Rose moved to the Vancouver area in 2000, and has not looked back since. Working in the Real Estate field as Administrative Support Staff for Sutton Group West Coast since 2006, she was thrilled to make the change to work with an expanding team. Since joining The Stonehouse Team in 2012, Rose has kept all the day-to-day operations running smoothly and keeps us all on track as our Client Relations/Office Administrator and Unlicenced Assistant.
“I look forward to going to work every day, as I get to work and interact with great people.”
We have worked with Rick and his team as purchasers and sellers over the past year after our move from the burbs to east van. Thanks to Rick’s sincerity, patience and experience, he made this a pleasant ‘no pressure’ business experience. His communication and follow-up was always timely and then there is the wine and cheese! The best thing is that we’ve not only built a lasting professional relationship, but we can also count Rick as a welcoming…and uber cool friend in our new neighbourhood.
After searching for a realtor and interviewing several, we decided that Rick was a great fit for the sale of our Strathcona home on Jackson. His market Knowlwedge for both the sale and the purchase of our new home in Mount Pleasant.
Thanks to Rick and Dwayne I was able to sell my house in 10 days!
I have been working with Rick since 1997 and he has successfully steered me through fifteen property purchases or sales. I have always been successful in getting what I wanted because of his in-depth knowledge of the market; appropriate pricing and bidding strategies; things to watch out for; and smooth and thorough execution of the entire process - his advice is priceless and he's not afraid to tell the truth or walk away from a deal.
Rick also helped me buy into Strathcona, where I lived for ten years, and restored a 1905 “Heritage B” home. I loved it. Its’ proximity to downtown, the biking, walking, and gardening vibe, the wonderful neighbours with diverse interests and talents, and of course, the turn of the century stock make it a very special place to live.
I have since moved three more times on the Westside; two places in Kits, and am now in MacKenzie Heights: and each time Rick has found me the right house for my changing needs.
I have referred friends and family to Rick countless times, and they too, have always been impressed with his advising abilities, his keen eye for "what could work", his style, and patient attitude that allows his passion for real estate to shine through.
This guy knows his tomatoes! As first time home buyers, Rick's experience and relaxed manner made us feel at ease in the Vancouver market. He took our buying needs and priorities into consideration to help us understand how we would feel both spatially and financially in our new home.
Dear Rick:Belated thanks for a job well done. We appreciated your personal warmth, professional expertise and attention to detail. Thank you for making the sale of our home a success.
Rick has been my real estate agent since he began selling real estate and I began buying it - some 30 years ago. With his guidance, I've bought and sold some 17 houses. Everyone has been a profitable undertaking. Rick is knowledgeable, has great instincts about matching the right house with the right buyer, and his first concern is always doing right by the client, and every member of his team shares those values and abides by them. In an industry that can be shark infested, they are a class act.
I cannot thank you enough for making this Real Estate experience so pleasant. Fun, even! Not only are you the best Realtor EVER, you are the coolest neighbour too!
I would like to express my great satisfaction in working with Rick Stonehouse and team. As a person familiar with the industry I can tell that Rick’s team is a standout. I have known them for approximately 4 years and very impressed with their track record and integrity. It is hard to find a realtor who works with buyers with as much patience, dedication and attention to detail as when working with sellers. I like them both as people, they have very accommodating personalities. It was a pleasant, personal and calm, yet effective experience, very far away from a “working with the realtor” stereotype. The communication was sharp, fast and efficient, and in the end, we like our new house and love the neighborhood!
"A short note Dwayne, to thank you for all the hard work you put into helping me track down just the right Vancouver condo. It was a tough decision especially for me being across the globe but after a flurry of emails and faxes, you were able to snag me a great 2 bedroom suite in Yaletown. I love it. Thanks so much for making everything as smooth as possible."Robert M., Sydney, Australia
Shaun Gregory has been a perfect gentleman on all our conversations and instructions.We have asked him to help us with many items we thought were important to us and he responded very quickly with a jolly smile and a can do attitude . Very happy to have his very good and kind help in the future on another property.
"Dwayne was patient with my idiosyncrasies and sometimes indecision. He lived up to his motto by never putting pressure on me or pushing me for sale."Molly P.
We've had the pleasure of working with Rick several times and he consistently exceeds our expectations. It's not just a job for him, real estate is a passion. He's just as enthusiastic as you are to find the property that best suits your wants & needs. Rick's wealth of knowledge based his many years of experience are something that you count on. He is creative and objective and we strongly believe whether we've bought or sold he's always kept our best interest in mind. - Karli & Dick
The Stonehouse Team recently helped us sell our long-term home on the Gulf Islands. Not an easy task. Great combination of sensitivity to us as sellers and clear communication with the buyers made the process smooth and relatively free of stress. Highly recommend this Team, for their know-how and good humour.
Rick and his team worked tirelessly to market our small apartment building and generate maximum interest, which resulted in a large number of offers and a sale price beyond our wildest dreams. We found Rick’s advice to be spot on, and his aura of calm reassurance made the process virtually stress-free. We could relax, knowing that we were in experienced, capable hands. We’ll certainly recommend Rick and his team to all of our friends!
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