I am writing this Testimonial on behalf of Rod Friesen of Landmark Realty and Associates. In September of 2013 my wife and I decided that we were going to enter the real estate market of the lower mainland with hopes of buying a condo unit that was affordable, close to all amenities and pet friendly. We had a specific unit style in mind for condo living that included an open concept that was not necessarily renovated but not outdated either.
After surfing the MLS pages for some time we decided it was finally time to find a realtor, someone familiar with Langley and the Fraser Valley and was willing to find us the home that could accommodate our needs. After a few potential candidates that didn’t really understand that they were “needs” not “wants,” in terms of our search, we decided to settle with our gut feelings and chose Rod Friesen of Landmark Realty. Rod proved to be a very talented individual as he consistently found us potential condominiums that were in our specific area boundaries and accommodated our basic needs and requirements.
As the search for the condo continued, Rod suggested that we might actually benefit long term if we broadened our search to include Townhouses in the same area and he would locate some potential properties within the area. The very same afternoon, Rod had emailed us a selection of potential Townhomes that easily fit within our guidelines and re-invigorated our efforts to find the unit for us, the search was narrowing. After many, many, many appointments Rod kept his composure and never wavered, he was prompt and professional and he was adamant on finding us OUR PLACE. This is a true Testament to someone who enjoys their work, who is passionate about truly helping his clients find solace and the place they wish to call home.
They day finally came when after much deliberation and decision making we finally came to a conclusion in our quest for the perfect pad, Rod had found us a townhouse that checked off our “list” of requirements from pets to pantry, a place that would suit us and our potential purchaser 10 years down the road. I would highly recommend Rod Friesen in any real estate transaction as he is hardworking, honest, and reliable as well as a realistic and truly a professional real estate agent that I will absolutely be using in the future.
Sincerely, Cameron and Willow Boon
Rod, what can we say? You have been fantastic for both our home purchases and our home sale. We could not recommend a better Realtor, because I don’t believe there is one.You were patient and caring the entire process but the other side now knows how great of a negotiator you are. This was a huge investment for us and you found us the perfect home and it was not even listed. You were in contact with our lawyer, mortgage broker and insurance company to ensure every detail was taken care of.Thanks again for everything. We highly recommend using Rod Friesen
Rod has been a friend for many years and often you should not do business with friends...however...Rod found us our dream home, sold our house and represented us professionally with integrity through the entire process. Our friendship remains intact and we are loving our new home. We will recommend you to everyone. Thanks Rod.
I was looking for a specific condo. Little did I know that Rod Friesen would be able to help me look at any condo in Abbotsford that matched my criteria.Rod kept me up to date with new listings and when the right places came along he set up all the showings and took me through the condos that were in my price range and matched what I was looking for.rnrnIn the end, I purchased a condo that Rod found for me that was NOT EVEN ON THE MARKET YET. I am not sure how he did it, but it was a listing from another agent and Rod took me through before the ink had even dried from the other agent securing the listing.rnrnI purchased the condo at a better value then what others had sold for previously. I would recommend working with Rod Friesen. I will refer my friends and family without a doubt!”
It was a pleasure to work with Rod. We were looking for a second home in an upscale townhome complex in the Abbotsford area. There are not very many of these, and being that we were out of country purchasers, we had a few opportunities slip through our fingers. That was until we met with Rod. He kept us up to date with new listings and even managed to get us through two units before they were even on the market. When the right place came along, there were other buyers waiting to buy the unit as well but Rod used his experience and superior negotiating skills to ensure we were the successful purchasers of the unit we wanted.In the end, we got the unit we were looking for (over a year long search) and Rod was a huge part of making that happen. We have already referred people we know to Rod and will continue to do so. We would recommend Rod to anyone thinking of buying or selling real estate.
My wife and I were purchasing our first home in Abbotsford, and were relatively new to the area as well. We found Rod to be very friendly and well informed. I am the quintessential know it all customer, and was impressed with his straight shooting approach.Rod wasn’t afraid to answer any tough questions, and helped us out every step of the way. I would certainly recommend a friend or colleague to Rod, and we intend to deal with him again ourselves in the future!
Rod took the time to show us several listings without knowing much about us. This approached worked very well for us because we needed a lot of education about what was available.He was never pushy, appeared to genuinely enjoy his clients, was easy to access, and he made our search pleasant. During this time Rod kept us up-to-date, and in the end he has shown us a great deal of skill and professionalism.After having dealt with Rod I can heartily recommend him to our friends and acquaintances for their real estate needs.Thanks for all of your help Rod!
We were moving our dental practice from Alberta to BC. We were moving the business to Mission, trying to buy a home in Abbotsford and trying to sell our home in Red Deer.We found the right location for the dental practice, we found the perfect spot for our custom home in Abbotsford and we had an agent working on the sale of our home in Red Deer. It was a very stressful time, but We wrote a subject to sale offer and then we waited… and waited… and waited longer for our home to sell in Red Deer.When the listing expired we asked Rod if he knew a good Realtor in Red Deer. To our surprise, he did and they were amazing. Rod’s national database of client and Realtors worked wonders for our situation. We were able to get our dream home custom built in Abbotsford and while we were in Alberta, Rod took care of many details on this end. His working relationship with other Realtors and builders ensured everything went smooth and we are now extremely happy home owners. Thanks for all your hard work, this was a long 9 month deal but it never felt like there were any bumps in the road!
His website provided me a very comprehensive look at the condo I was interested and even provided me more information than the MLS website did.Rod took the time to meet me at condo, show me around the building and in the end got me a great price on the condo. He made sure I had all the documents necessary to ensure that my purchase was a good one and made it a very smooth process.He provided valuable insight into the market and I would definitely refer him to friends or family or anyone looking to buy or sell!
We can't thank Rod enough! The effort he put into selling our home in Mission went above and beyond. He was extremely professional and more than personable! We were able to move to another province and leave everything in Rod's hands. We had total trust in Rod and before we knew it our house was sold. We thought it would be quite difficult from so far away but Rod kept us informed everyday of what was going on. He made us feel very comfortable. His honesty was so much appreciated. Rod will be highly recommended to anybody we know buying or selling a home. Thank you again Rod for everything!!!
Being a first time home buyer can be an extremely stressful ordeal, but the guidance and expertise Rod provided, enabled my wife and I to find and eventually purchase a home beyond our expectations.Having no prior real estate experience, we needed a real estate agent that we could trust with our investment. From the moment we enlisted Rod, he kept us updated on newly listed properties until we found something amazing.Despite the fact that the property was outside the area that he normally serviced, Rod was always willing to take the time for us as a couple. This spoke volumes towards his level of professionalism and client satisfaction.Being in a hot real estate market, the particular property that we decided on went to a bidding war. Rod’s confidence combined with his negotiation skills, ensured that we got the property for the asking price! We would recommend Rod Friesen above all for your real estate needs in the Abbotsford area. Knowledge, guidance and success is what you can expect from Rod… a winning combination
We were moving our medical practices from Alberta to British Columbia. Finding the right home was a major priority. Being from out of province, we wanted to be sure we were in the right hands. Fortunately, we called Rod Friesen and we knew right away that we had made the right choice. We were looking for our dream home with an amazing view.We made trips to B.C. to view homes and Rod always had plenty for us to look at. He set up the viewing schedules, got us through the homes, and in the end he located the perfect home for us with an unbeatable view.The home was under construction and Rod setup a website for us to view updated pictures that he took for us, he kept us up to date with how the home was progressing. His market knowledge was amazing and I will not hesitate to refer friends and family to Rod Friesen in the future. Thanks for all your hard work!
Rod came to us through his marketing into our townhome complex. He had sold another unit in our complex and was marketing that he had another couple who was also looking for a unit in our complex. When we decided it was time to sell, we met with Rod to get an evaluation. we had another agent friend at that time and listed with them at the time.We tried to sell with the other agent on 3 separate occasions with no luck. Twice the listing expired and the third time we cancelled the listing as the frustration of the market had gotten to us. We decided to rent our home out as we had purchased a home elsewhere and were often out of the country. When it came time to try to sell again we decided to work with Rod, and we are so glad we did. He sold our unit in half the time the other agent had the home listed and for more than our initial list price with the other agent. Not only did he sell our unit faster, he took the time to get to know the tenants so that when people wanted to look at our home it could be done smoothly and quickly. I believe he is even helping our previous tenants find a home now.Just a quick note to say we are thrilled to have sold our townhouse with such a professional realtor. Thanks Rod
We screamed and did a dance holding hands in a circle screaming YIPPEE! Can’t thank you enough for all you have done.I will recommend you as the best realtor in BC to anyone I know that is thinking of selling/purchasing.Thanks again Rod. If you have one of those sandwich board signs like they have for restaurants that people wear and walk up and down the street, I will do a saturday on a busy street saying GET THE BEST REALTOR ‘ROD FRIESEN’ TO HELP YOU BUY OR SELL YOUR HOUSE. My kids can take turns too. Sorry, I am just so happy!!!!!
We bought a house and after three years in Abbotsford, we decided to move to Mission.We noticed Rod’s name on signs around and checked out his web page. We also noticed a new house being built (not yet listed) but Rod knew who the agent was going to be, contacted him and then walked us thru. He offered us his experience in new construction as well as patience.Rod answered all our questions with promptness. Also Rod listed our house in Abbotsford and sold our house in a very short period of time, due to his experience. I find Rod a very honest, hard working realtor who cares a lot about his clients’ needs.A TRUE PROFESSIONAL. I will highly recommend Rod Friesen as anyone’s realtor. Thanks again Rod
You guided us from Maple Ridge into Aldergrove where we bought our first house, YAY!We could not have been happier with the advice and information you provided us as first time home buyers.The home inspector you recommended was fantastic and really put us at ease. The issues that surfaced, you had them immediately remedied. You worked hand in hand with our out of area broker and notary to ensure that everything we needed was done and taken care of, even late into the evenings. Again, thanks for everything. We will definitely recommend you to all those we know who are looking for an awesome realtor!
When you left RE/MAX for Landmark Realty, we lost our toughest negotiator!
- RE/MAX Little Oak Realtor
Our family was in unfamiliar territory in purchasing a vacant lot, on which we plan to build our dream home. There were many unknowns and several hurdles to cross during this process. Rod was able to guide us through the process, and was very helpful in advising us on the steps we needed to take along the way.Rod was acting as a dual agent, but we always felt as if our (the buyer) interests were always protected and never compromised. He is professional, knowledgeable and a very kind spirit.We would recommend Rod to anyone buying or selling a home
My husband and I were first time home buyers in a very crazy market. We are so glad that we decided to work with Rod to purchase our first home. With no subjects, multiple offers and prices going 50-100k over asking we weren’t sure we would ever find somewhere to call home. Rod had seemingly endless patience with us and we never felt pressured or rushed to put an offer in. He pointed out things that a first time buyer may not have seen on their own. Rod was helpful, knowledgeable, and made the process enjoyable in a very stressful time to be buying. We would highly recommend Rod as a realtor and will absolutely use him again in the future.
Thank you Rod for selling our house for nearly the asking price despite a downturn in the market. You were knowledgable and your recommendations for pricing, marketing and staging were invaluable in selling our home.We will certainly use your services again and recommend you to anyone looking for a real professional.
Rod, once again, thank you for all your assistance and patience in helping us in the buying and selling of our house. It is refreshing dealing with someone with honesty and dedication to satisfy his clients.
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Rod to find the perfect home for us in Mission. Rod was tireless in his efforts and found exactly what we were looking for. Throughout the entire process, we always felt that Rod had our best interests at heart. He was friendly, honest and professional and we are thrilled with our new home. We highly recommend Rod to any prospective buyers or sellers who are looking for a great realtor. You won't be disappointed!
Planning a wedding and searching for our future first home was not an easy task. After contacting Rod he ensured us he would remove the stress from finding that perfect property so we could focus on planning the wedding.Putting our trust in Rod helped put our minds at ease immensely, in knowing that we had the utmost professional Realtor who has the market knowledge to understand our city and what we need.We gave Rod all of the info we were looking for in a home; price, size, location, beds, baths, and he continually met with us with new listings that had just come on the market.Rod narrowed the group of listings down so specifically that after taking us to view only 4 homes, we fell in love with one of them, but Rod’s expertise did not stop there. Rod negotiated the price so well; we saved enough money purchasing the home, that we were able to do multiple renovations and upgrades to the home! We would recommend Rod Friesen to anyone looking to buy or sell their home. Rod possesses all of the aspects it takes to be successful, confident Realtor, and we will definitely be using him for our next purchase/sale!
Rod has helped us buy and sell a few times now. We have referred friends and family to him in the past and will continue to do so. He always handles the most complex situations with the greatest of ease and managed to have an offer on our last home before we were even listed. He provided tips and tricks to get the house ready for sale and everything he told us worked to perfection. Thanks for all your hard work Rod!
We met Rod when looking at a new property which we fell in love with. Our problem was we already owned a home and needed to sell it quickly in order for the purchase to happen. Rod came up with an action plan for us and he was able to list our current home and had it sold within three weeks. Throughout the process of selling and buying our house Rod was very helpful. He was always there to answer our questions and guide us through the process. Rod was up to date with current marketing resources and not only had our listing on MLS, but Craigslist, Facebook, Twitter and many more that we had never heard of.Thank you Rod for all your hard work and for making our sale and purchase as easy and stress free as possible!We would highly recommend Rod Friesen to all our friends and family
I met Rod a few years back at a real estate conference and we've since developed a great referral network.
I'm always happy to work with Rod as he is one of the most genuine people I've met and always gives his clients all the time they need without feeling rushed.
Rod runs a dynamic real estate business and his professionalism, mentorship, knowledge and honesty are much respected and appreciated.
I would highly reccommend Rod to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Abbotsford and Langley area
Rod was really great at helping us with the whole experience of selling our house. I felt I could trust Rod 100%. I would not hesitate to recommend Rod to anyone and would love to have him as my agent again. 🙂
He is a true professional and it soon becomes obvious that Rod’s goal is not simply to make a sale but to be an exceptional advocate for his clients best interests.Rod was always early for every appointment and very well organized. His exceptional work ethic combined with his intimate market knowledge makes him a very special realtor.Thank you Rod for all your hard work on our behalf. Obviously we will not hesitate to recommend you to everyone
Sold our house for top dollar alot faster than we had anticipated. We encountered some issues with the other realtor being unprofessional but Rod was all over it! We would not hesitate to recommend Rod for buying or selling, top notch realtor that is 100% working in the clients best interests.”
Although I have never worked with you personally, I love browsing your website for the reason that you always bring us fresh and awesome real estate news and tools. I feel that I should at least say thanks for your hard work.
I would not hesitate to recommend your service. It was excellent! Thanks for everything,
Thirty days into our listing – Rod found a buyer for our home – and our house sold for 98% of the asking price! We have enjoyed working with Rod from both sides – listing and buying – and recommend him to our friends and neighbours. We would certainly work with Rod again in the future.
Thanks Rod! You were an absolute pleasure to deal with...you made everything seem quite easy and were really communicative which we appreciate. We will definitely be recommending you.
Rod spent a lot of time with us before we signed on to be his clients, taking us to see a few places prior to the decision to sell our home.
He helped us to properly set our asking price and brought in several interested bidders after only two days. We were able to accept an offer over asking price! After accepting an offer, Rod proved to be a great negotiator and provided us with helpful advice as we began putting out offers on potential new homes.
The home we ultimately decided on wasn't even on our radar before Rod brought it to our attention.
We both appreciated his professionalism, knowledge, honesty, and genuine interest in making sure we found the right home for our family.”
Karina and I were first time home buyers. We had initially been working with a few other real estate teams and their ‘buyer’s agents’. We never felt that they were trying to help us buy a home and they eventually stopped contacting us.When we met Rod, it was a breath of fresh air. He was patient with us and took the time to explain to us what was going to be required to purchase a home. Our needs were very specific, and Rod scoured the market for just the right place. He had previewed so many homes in the area that he knew exactly what we were looking for and where to find it (twice).We wrote an offer on what was a perfect condo for us, but when we got the inspection report back it was not to our satisfaction. Within 1 day Rod found us a home with a 2 bedroom legal suite that was in our budget. We will use Rod again, to help us buy and sell, and probably in the near future. We will also refer people we know looking for real estate.Thanks again for all your hard work
Rod was referred to us by a family member. From the outset we were comfortable with the approach Rod took to selling our property. It was a difficult property to sell, with quite a few question marks. Twice Rod represented the Buyer and us (the Sellers) in transactions on this property and never once did we feel like our situation was compromised.The first deal did not come together, but Rod was professional through the entire process and we always felt like he was working in our best interest even though he was representing both sides. The second offer again, Rod was working for both the buyer and the seller and did so with utmost integrity and professionalism.We were extremely happy with Rod’s service and would give him our stamp of approval
I’m happy your clients got a home that works for them. It’s easy to see why people speak highly of you
During the listing appointment with Rod, it became clear to both Bert and I that we had found the right Realtor. We were truly impressed with his easy going manner, thorough knowledge of the area and the current market situation, his professionalism and marketing strategy.As you well know, it’s easy to be impressed with a skilled sales person. Results are what counts. So I need to say that Rod Friesen’s successful sale of our home in Chilliwack was just short of a small miracle.This sale took place during an incredible down turn in BC’s economy in which Chilliwack was hardest hit. With an unbelievable 1600 plus listing in Chilliwack alone, his aggressive marketing strategy brought us 4, (can you believe it) offers over the course of 2 months. This happened when home buyers were as scarce as hen’ s teeth . With a careful eye to our true concerns and situation Rod found us two competing offers and negotiated a deal that we could accept. You’d think that would be where his service ended. You’d be wrong. Bert and I had relocated to another province, so Rod took the time to find us a reasonably priced notary (almost impossible in BC) and kept careful watch over all things to ensure completion of the sale on time. We recommend without reservation Rod Friesen for your realtor. Realtor’s that are successful during boom times are a dime a dozen. Realtor’ s that are successful when things are bad are a rare breed. Rod is one of those!
I have had the pleasure of working with Rod as my Realtor for the past few months. I have always found him to be professional and courteous in every way sensitive to both the market and my real estate needs. Rod works hard to find us properties that fit our criteria and is always able to negotiate in our best interest!
We really enjoyed working with you and wish you all the best.Your kindness and patience was sure appreciated and your willingness to come and show us various homes until we found the right one was great.God bless
Rod, just a brief note of thanks for the time and effort you have made in our home purchasing efforts. Use any or all of the following as you wish.Finding the right direction in your journey is much easier with an experienced guide providing advice.My wife and I have been financially preparing for a good number of years with the hopes of purchasing a home. Not long ago we realized it was now time to become a home owner but we were very short on experience and understanding in the wide range of real-estate. We asked our mortgage broker and only one name came forward without reservation – Rod Friesen. Right from our first phone call, we were pleased to have Rod as our guide. He added the essential insight to our decision making but did not assume control. Rod also provided us with the time to come to conclusions on our own.We are grateful to have had such a wise and gentle guide in this home buying journey.
I was introduced to Rod as someone who was an expert at assisting home buyer’s in finding the right home.Rod did just that. He was able to locate a home for me, listed by another real estate agent before the home was even on the market. I was the first to view the home and the first person to write an offer.In the end, Rod’s effort had paid off. His dedication to me, his timely response to questions I had and his willingness to go the extra mile made it an absolute pleasure to work with Rod.I hope to refer friends, family and anyone else I know to Rod for a long time to come. You were amazing throughout the entire process. Thank you Rod, all the best!