“Derek likes to work hard and get the job done. A real professional.”
-John Van Egmond
Derek was a pleasure to work with. In what can be a nerve racking time, it was reassuring to know he always had our best interests at heart. He took the time to keep us informed and it made us feel like we weren't just another client. If we do any more real estate deals then Derek is the first person we'll call.”
-Ryan & Pam Newton
I have used Derek as a realtor on numerous occasions and have found that he is easy to work with, personable and a deal maker. If you are listing with Derek, he is exceptional at using market data including current listings and past sales to hone in on a selling price that is going to get you the best price in the shortest amount of time. I would not hesitate to recommend Derek as a realtor to my family, friends or business associates.”
Quest Homes Inc.
As a first time home buyer, I really appreciated Derek's expertise and knowledge of the ins and outs of housing market. He took the time to understand what I was looking for in a home and kept my needs at the centre of our search and purchase. Derek was quick to respond to all my enquiries, helped me find resources to support me in the process, gave me practical tips and celebrated the end result. Derek is top of mind when referring to friends and family, be it selling or buying. “
-Wendy Johnstone | M.A. (Gerontology)
We love working with Derek as he makes the process super easy. Whether via online forms, email updates or dropping by to grab keys, etc. he puts the extra effort in for clients. Plus, he helps sell houses!”
-Marci & Russ Hotsenpiller
Derek and I worked together for almost a year in order to find the right property that suited our budget and what my wife and I wanted. I live in Campbell River and we were only available on weekends, so Derek would meet us and show homes that we had pre-selected from listings that Derek had sorted and sent to us prior to the showings.
It took a while for all of us to figure out what we really wanted but after months of showings and conversations we finally settled on a property that was right for us. The sale went smoothly and both my wife and I were completely satisfied. Derek is honest, knowledgeable and reliable. He knows the market in the Comox valley.
I suggest you give him a call, he helped us and who knows, he may be able to help you.
We want to thank you for your professionalism and excellent service in helping us find our new retirement home. We were very pleased with your excellent service, frequent communication and dependability, which made the purchase of our new home so much easier for us. We would recommend you to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.
-Sincerely Ron & Sue
It was our absolute pleasure to allow you to sell our house in Crowne Isle. You really do mean it when you said you'd sell our house. I can't wait till we return as buyers. I would encourage anyone looking to buy or sell their home in the valley to contact you.
Again, thank you!
-Steven & Natalie Silber
We are moving to your beautiful British Columbia with the help, in no small way of Derek Costantino of Royal Lepage Comox Valley. He took care of every detail large and small and the home he had found for us was perfect. By Monday the deal was done and Derek took care of rest. We would recommend Derek to our friends. He treated us like family and his honesty and integrity made us feel that we were doing the right thing.
-Keith and Linda Duncan
We are from Alberta, and have been looking for property in the Comox Valley for two Years now. It is very difficult looking at property on the MLS Site and on the Internet but Derek was Instrumental in Helping us out, When we seen a property on MLS, he immediately was there taking Pictures and Videos and sending them to us. He was very Patient and understanding in helping us find The Perfect Property, never complaining about the countless hours and miles he put on for us! Also very Knowledgeable about his Job and the different areas of the Valley. Never once did we have to wait more than a few minutes for a response to our text messages or emails. And we did finally find our Place!!. Thank You Derek for all your Time and Patience!! Your The Best.
-Tim & Brenda Brown
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your time. And for being who you are once again you are amazing. My kids have never had family around I think it is an important value they need to learn before they start their own families. By you listening to me and taking the time to show my mother in law properties that you knew were not going to be purchased right away is a step above. Thank you once again.
We wish to thank Derek Costantino for showing us just the right property in Comox Valley. He proceeded to negotiate for us as we did not live in the area. We felt he did a great job and just love the property that we bought. He was honest and dealt with integrity and generosity, giving us good advice throughout.
-Mickey and Ron Girard
Thank you Derek for your outstanding professional service during the purchase of our new home in Crown Isle. Over the years we have worked with other real estate agents and we can truly say that it was a pleasure to work with you; from your knowledge of the local market, your ethics and hands on prompt assistance, to the follow up when the deal closed. You are truly a professional and care about your clients. We would not hesitate to recommend you to family and friends with full confidence; you will WOW them as you did us.
-Duncan and Michelle Mercier
As first time home buyers were weren't familiar with the process of buying a home. Derek's knowledge, expertise and advice made us feel comfortable and completely informed. He showed us the homes we wanted to see (plus a few that we hadn't even thought of) and in a few short weeks we found exactly what we wanted. The negotiation process was quick and practically stress free and Derek always kept us informed. We really felt like Derek has our best interests in mind and he provided us his building inspector/insurance agent and mortgage broker for full service. Derek is easy going but extremely professional; we would not hesitate to recommend him to everyone we know. We now own the home of our dreams, thank Derek!
-Erin Walsh/Simon Pinfield
Using Derek's services proved extremely beneficial. Our house sold within 10 days of being on the market! Derek went above and beyond, always readily available to answer questions and advertised our property very well. I would highly recommend Derek for all your realtor needs.
From the very first day that we registered online to look for property, Derek was with us every step of the way. We were living in Burnaby and hoping to relocate to the Island, so Derek wasted no time in contacting us by phone, sending us vital information about the Courtenay area, and offering several listings which he thought would appeal to us. Through the whole process of viewing properties, making the offer and following through with the sale, he was extremely knowledgeable and meticulous with all the details. We were so impressed by his enthusiasm and his willingness to go above and beyond, and always with patience and a great sense of humour. He always made himself available to us and was there after we moved in to check on our progress. We would definitely have no hesitation in recommending Derek to anyone looking for a trustworthy and conscientious realtor.
-Laraine Charter and Barry Beech
This letter is to thank you for the excellent service you provided my wife and I in the purchase of our new Courtenay property. Thank you for taking the time to show us a great many homes during our visit there and providing valuable advice needed for our purchasing decision. It was a pleasant surprise to find out that even after we had signed all the paperwork you continued to follow up with us, with a genuine concern that we were happy and satisfied.
We would highly recommend your services to anyone looking at properties in the Comox Valley area. It was friendly, comfortable and made our lives a lot easier. We really appreciate the absense of pressure which made it a fantastic purchasing experience.
-Don and Susan Milliken
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your outstanding professional service during the purchase of my home in Crown Isle. As a lawyer, I have the opportunity to work with many outstanding real estate professionals. I am so pleased to say that the skills, ethics and assistance which you provided to me has raised the bar. Truly first class service is what you gave to me.
From the e-mail listings that allowed me to compare homes and features right up and through closing you made this purchase a true pleasure. You facilitated my finding the professionals I required and even took time from your business to attend the home inspection when I was unable to attend. That is a level of commitment that is extraordinary.
I have total confidence in your professional skills while knowing that I also gained a friend in my new community. I can wholeheartedly refer all of my family and friends to you and I am pleased to offer that same referral to anyone even considering a purchase in the Comox Valley. I know that your ethics, your knowledge and your incredible support throughout the process will make their transaction as terrific as mine. Thank you!
-Ms. Laura MacRae Dennis
Derek is tenacious in his approach in selling a house; his upbeat approach made the process easy and allowed a true friendship to develop. Thanks, Derek!
-Al and Sandy Doucet
We are very happy with Derek as our realtor. Once we found our home, he worked very hard trying to close the deal under trying circumstances. He kept us informed and explained patiently, the processes involved. He will 'go to bat' for you. Derek will also handle any issues that come up subsequent to the deal. He was a wonderful resource for providing the name of a building inspector, notary public, roofer, septic inspector etc. Coincedentally, the place in which we were staying while house hunting, had a guest who also purchased her house through Derek and spoke highly of him as well. We would not hesitate to recommend Derek to our friends and family (and in fact we have).
-Joan Ehman/Chris Neale
Derek went above and beyond. Always available to help with any questions, not only in the purchase of our new home but also provided us with information about the area and what it had to offer. He kept going until we found the perfect home for our family.
-David and Sheila Coe
Derek, people like you give the world hope, to believe again in honest genuinely nice people. I am glad we met and were able to work together. Thank you for all your hard work on the sale of the house. I have already passed your name around to a few people that I know .
Living in Vancouver, I've been curious about the affordable real estate opportunities in the Comox Valley. I recently flew from Vancouver Harbour to Comox Harbour, and met up with local realtor Derek Costantino. Derek is personable, very experienced, and passionate about his work. I highly recommend him.
-P. McLeod, Vancouver
We where truly impressed when working with Derek as our realtor. We where out of towners and needing a quick possession date in a short time frame, so our stress levels where up. Within minutes of meeting Derek we knew it was a match, he had a way of bringing down our stress and managing our time and energy. His organization was outstanding and he answered every crazy question we had, day or night. He was honest, trustworthy and a friend throughout. We bought our dream home after only 2 separate showings and are extremely happy with the way it all came together. Cheers Derek and Thank You for being an honest and dependable Realtor. You are one of a kind!
-Chris and Rikki Spezowka
I find house selling and buying very stressful - Derek took all the stress away from it !! His positive and proffessional attitude helped us sell and buy very quickly!! The best part was, that, every week we got feedback on the present situation of both sale and purchase - we were never alone - Derek was with us every step of the way giving us the best advise to seal a great deal!
-Bill and Victoria Jane
Derek offered me a hassle-free experience with the sale of my home. He was direct, efficient and considerate of my personal schedule while arranging viewings of my home. I also appreciated his promptness with offering feedback after viewings which resulted in a quick sale of my property.
Over the past decade, I've bought and sold 6 homes in Western Canada. Naturally, this has meant I've had to deal with a number of agents both on the buying and selling end. Derek stands out in my experience because he makes sure that communication is at the forefront. He makes sure you are always in the loop, and leaves no loose ends. I can't say that about most agents I've dealt with. He is professional, timely, and overall a very pleasant and an easy person to work with. I would recommend him without hesitation, and am positive he will do what it takes to make sure your experience is a good one.
Derek was referred to us by our mother-in-laws Realtor and he did a great job picking properties suited to our needs. We appreciated him sharing his vast knowledge of the property market and would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a property.
Derek was friendly and helpful in our property search and took the time to explain all of our different options. I would recommend him strongly to others looking to buy or sell a home.
Absolutely no improvement needed regarding my real estate experience with Derek Costantino. He is a very attentive agent who listened to my needs and went out and found me the right property. Excellent service and very highly recommended.