Testimonials

As a Realtor, working in the Comox Valley for over ten years, reputation is everything and these testimonials confirm that my effort to meet or exceed expectations have paid off. Thank You for your kind words!

 

We felt very fortunate to have met Andrena when we bought our first home in Courtenay. Right from the start, we felt Andrena was honest, professional and fun. No pressure, no stress – we had a delightful experience. Thank you Andrena and happy nest hunting to all her future clients!

-A and T, June 2016

As a business owner I am always impressed with good customer service.   In fact, I insist on it.   Working with Andrena was not only a pleasure because of her people skills and communication skills, it was largely her listening skills that impressed me.   She was able to hear what I was saying and that is why I would not hesitate to recommend her.   Andrena executed what “I asked” of her not her own agenda.   Thank you Andrena and I am so grateful for the day our paths crossed! 

– Lori K, April 2015

Andrena is everything we wanted in a realtor – she was always prepared, professional and concerned about protecting our interests first and foremost. During our lengthy house sale she was a diplomat, an advocate and a friend. She even found the just-right property for us to purchase. I recommend Andrena to anyone buying or selling.

– Tara C and Robert H, April 2015

It was a pleasure to have Andrena Koch-Schulte help us find the perfect home and to guide us through the purchase of our new home. Andrena being friendly and focused made herself available for all our questions through the process. She gave us the information we needed to develop a great team, making our purchasing of a home successful and the process as stress free as possible. Thank you Andrena for your expertise, professionalism and enthusiasm. You are a great introduction to the community.

– Chris and Sheila, March 2015

Andrena’s service was excellent. I appreciate her attention to detail and she is very knowledgeable about all phases of Real Estate.

– Ross C, 2015

Andrena was excellent. She has compassion and personality.

– Harold and Janet D, 2015

Andrena is a positive, energetic and knowledgeable Realtor. She was prompt with her feedback information and provided very good information to help sell the house. I felt my concerns were her priority.

Judy, 2015

My husband and I used Andrena as our Realtor and we were extremely happy with the end result. As we were out of town clients, it took us over two years to find a property and complete our move to the Comox valley. And Andrena persevered with us through this long process. She went out of her way to accommodate our schedule, was a great communicator, worked assiduously and gave us great advice and guidance. Her experience, knowledge and work ethic are impressive. We can confidently recommend her services as a Realtor.

— Jennifer and Arun, 2014

It was a lucky day for me when I came across Andrena as she was hosting an open house that I had gone to view. That was just the start of my search and Andrena was so helpful and knowledgeable both in finding me a new home and selling my old one.

Not only was I down sizing but also moving from country to town into which was a whole new environment for me and she really saw me through what could have been a very stressful time.
Now I would like to say that everything was plain sailing but as usual that is not the way life works and there were a few little turns and twists along the way, but she was right there helping me get it all straightened out, even to the extent that we were both on our hands and knees one day digging in the dirt, trying to find the Distribution Box for a septic inspection.

Hands On! I would say so. Thank you so much Andrena, I really do think you saved my sanity.

— Anne M, 2014

Andrena was great. We would highly recommend her to anyone needing a realtor. She was there for every answer we needed.

— Barb & Todd, 2014

A basket full of flowers to Andrena Koch-Schulte who happens to be the BEST real estate agent on Vancouver Island. During a very stressful downsizing, sale of our beloved family home, and relocation we happened across Andrena who was a gift from the heavens. She went the extra mile, helped us to find the home that was a perfect fit for us, gently guided us, spoke the ‘truth’, and had our backs. These are all traits that people appreciate in a realtor. Though I am still wondering if we should have taken the green one? :) In the end we chose the yellow one and have started to love it, in time it will become the perfect fit for us. Job well done! Thank you Andrena.

– Comox Valley Echo “Beefs and Boquets,” September 5, 2014

We are very pleased to be writing this testimonial, in sincere appreciation of Andrena Koch-Schulte’s diligence and expertise in the purchase of our beautiful new home on Vancouver Island. My husband, Darcy and I visited the Comox Valley and the stunning city of Courtenay, British Columbia for the very first time in October, 2013. We loved the island and this particular area so much, that prior to heading home, we briefly visited Coast Reality Group Ltd. in Courtenay, where we met a very friendly and extremely outgoing Realtor, Andrena. It was at that time, that Andrena introduced us to many possible property choices in the valley, from the comfort of her office, and we then exchanged contact information with her, before returning home to the prairies. We remained in constant contact with Andrena via telephone, texts, emails and her online site, in search of a possible new home on the island. Andrena’s professionalism and advise went above and beyond for this native Saskatchewan couple, during the entire selection process. We were only toying with the idea of moving to Vancouver Island, but she kept us completely informed and updated on all of the possible Real Estate choices in the Comox Valley and upon her suggesting several particular properties, we re-visited Courtenay weeks later, in November 2013. This dream became a reality, when Andrena showed us one property, in particular, introducing us to the stunning view of the Comox Glacier and Mount Washington. It is this view that we now enjoy today, every day, from the comfort or our beautiful new home on the hill in Courtenay, overlooking the valley. Andrena’s attention to detail and her 24 hour availability to us, in person or over the distance, was impeccable. She reminded us diligently of all timelines, while discretely and adamantly processing all contracts easily and seamlessly through fax and email. We are forever in her debt for her phenomenal service and sincere dedication to her profession, her community and to her clients’ needs and satisfaction. We, along with our daughter’s Dana and Tess, are not only enjoying our new home, but also an inspiring and fulfilling new lifestyle, on beautiful British Columbia’s, Vancouver Island !

With Sincere Appreciation,

— Darcy and Connie, 2014

If you are seeking an outstanding realtor in the Comox Valley I would highly recommend the services of Andrena Koch-Schulte. Andrena was recommended to us by friends who lauded her drive and energy. She recently assisted us in the sale of our home in Courtenay. As soon as we contracted with her to represent us, she set to work in learning about our objectives. She provided a comprehensive market assessment to assist us in pricing our home to sell. Her energy and commitment were immediately evident as she set to work getting our house ready to show to its best potential. She actively marketed the property, remaining in very close contact regarding detailed feedback from showings. Based on feedback received she advised staging the house to spur the imagination of potential buyers. As offers were received, she was able to provide candid advice or opinions when requested, to assist in negotiations. She deftly provided counsel, always tactfully allowing us to control all decisions regarding our home.

Her professionalism, verve and candor are tremendous assets. She is not only thorough, but also easy to work with, and always willing to take the time to discuss our concerns and respond to questions. We will engage Andrena when we return to the Valley in the future. She is at all times working for you, her valued and respected client, and she delivers what she promises.

Whether buying or selling, I feel confident in recommending Andrena Koch-Schulte as your realtor in the Comox Valley. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.

— Alistair M

As a first-time home buyer, Andrena really seemed to take the time with me to go over the steps and processes for entering the market. She was also very helpful and quick to answer and clarify any further questions I had throughout my successful condo purchase. Thanks for your dedication, Andrena!

Franjo G

“Andrena helped us purchase a condo in 2006. We always felt like we were her most important clients. Her genuine interest in us and our requirements was complemented by her professional skills and competence. We have no reservations in recommending her.”

— Kathie and Bill

“As a first time home buyer, we lucked out by choosing Andrena as our primary Realtor. We told her the specifics of what we wanted and our price range, as well as the criteria we were willing to be flexible about. She spared no time in compiling and arranging lists of showings for us. We truly felt as though she had placed us at the top of her list of clients, she was simply that timely and available to us.”

— Michelle and Ryan

“Andrena was instrumental in helping me find my first home quickly. Her understanding of the complicated and busy military lifestyle made my house hunting less stressful and very successful. I would recommend anyone in need of help with buying or selling real estate definitely employ the expertise of Andrena.”

— Pat (407 Squadron)

“Andrena is so attentive to her clients that she very quickly understands their needs, wants and taste. We came to her with a list of houses we’d short-listed on the internet. After showing us a few of these, Andrena asked if she could show us one that was not on the list, but that she thought we would like, based on our comments of the viewed houses. This was the house we fell in love with and is now our family home.

“She is very thorough and sincere in her service. As a buyer, it is very easy to fall in love with a house and overlook the practicalities and even flaws. Andrena was very complete in pointing out not only the attractive qualities of our house and neighbourhood, but also the more negative features. Her determination to find us the right home was very genuine and she went the extra mile to confirm the house we fell in love was going to be right for us long-term.

“She went the extra mile in every way. Having found us our dream home, she then found us a mortgage broker who was able to improve our mortgage rate by a very substantial amount.

“She makes it personal. Knowing we were new to the area, she even introduced us to people she thought we would get along with… people who have now become good friends of ours. We are lucky to include Andrena as one of these good friends.”

— Matt & Anna (recent immigrants from the UK)

“When my husband retired three years ago from teaching in a university in Ontario, we knew we wanted to live in the Comox Valley. After several trips to the area, we settled on trying to find a home in East Courtenay or Comox. When we were ready to buy, we flew here and gave ourselves a week. We had the great good luck to choose Andrena as our real estate agent. She really understood the kind of house we wanted to buy. On Monday, Andrena showed us homes she thought might suit us. On Tuesday morning, she presented us with more possibilities, and one hot off the press – it turned out to be the one! Thanks to Andrena’s smart purchasing advice, we were proud owners of our dream home by Tuesday evening. We recommend Andrena for her intelligence, knowledge of the real estate market, strong people skills, good humour, and quite amazing energy.”

— Dr. Paula Holmes-Rodman and Dr. William Rodman