I am grateful to Adam Scalena for helping me with the purchase of my first condo, and remaining patient with me during my many moments of indecisiveness. I never felt pressured by Adam to make an offer on a home that I wasn’t completely happy with (as I had been with a previous realtor that I fired before finding Adam), and Adam made me feel like he cared just as much about the big decision I was about to make as I did. Adam’s dealings between me and the sellers were always handled with professionalism and diligence. I would not hesitate to use his services again, and would recommend him to anyone.
As newcomers to Canada we were so thrilled with the service and attention that Adam Scalena demonstrated every step of the way as we proceeded from ‘looking’ to ‘buying’. He was generous with his time, diligent in all aspects of his work and, generally, a great guy to be around. We can highly recommend Adam to anyone who is looking to buy or sell property. His local knowledge is deep and his strategies work. We were led through the process of buying a condo in this market with skill and security. Adam generally cared about the big picture for us and he goes that extra mile to assist in making the process both exciting and stress-free. He navigated through the price negotiation phase with confidence and with a plan. His post-purchase assistance and collaboration with our mortgage agent is also to be noted and praised. We finalized the deal in record time. He continues to be interested in us and our family.
We came out on top with a condo in our desired neighbourhood at a price that matched our budget. You can’t ask for better than that! Don’t hesitate to call Adam if you are looking to buy or sell.
Hannes and Louise Tischhauser
Great agent! I was looking to buy my first place and didn’t really know how the process worked, or even what exactly I was looking for. Adam was super knowledgeable about the market and helped me understand what to look for and what to avoid. I had some ideas of the type of property I was interested in and Adam worked with me and showed me around to a lot of units before I finally found my apartment. And it’s perfect!!
He patiently explained every step of the buying process and made it all really easy to understand. When it came time to close the deal, Adam was very attentive to my questions and concerns and got me a great price!!!
Highly recommend Adam to anyone interested in a Vancouver property! Would definitely use him again.
As first time home buyers we had a limited budget, were uncertain of our criteria and had trepidation regarding the purchase process. Adam helped us define our home ownership objectives and presented us with a variety of options. His professional attitude, thorough and attention to detail gave us confidence in our investment decision.
The assistance he provided in navigating the purchasing process was invaluable. Adam helped us remain within budget; his management of the sale from offer to possession made the purchase seamless and worry free. We are very lucky to find someone as professional and knowledgeable as Adam. We would highly recommend Adam to our family and friends.
M & A
We had just started our search for a Vancouver studio apartment when introduced to Adam Scalena after calling on a place listed with Century 21 In Town Realty. Even though his company’s listing did not prove to be suitable he took immediate initiative to help us find other options. Working as our buyers agent he quickly arranged a tour of available units that met our criteria. Upon finding a good property, Adam was instrumental through the negotiation process resulting in an accepted offer at terms we were very satisfied with. We have now taken possession and have been happy with the service Adam has provided throughout. His professionalism was continually demonstrated by his relevant knowledge, advice, reliability, promptness, attention to detail, and general diligence. It has been a pleasure working with him and we would not hesitate to do so again should the opportunity arise.
T & L
My fiancée and I were buying our first place, and Adam helped us to find one that matched our budget and also met our size and location requirements. Throughout the process, he explained things in terms that were easy to understand, and he was always careful to make sure that we were comfortable with what was happening (dealing with sellers’ agents, going on the tours that he arranged to see places, signing paperwork, etc…) He really seemed to understand the “ups and downs” that one can face searching for and buying their first place. Most importantly, during negotiations, he had skill; he definitely helped us to save money on the purchase ($20K under asking). Finally, my mortgage broker and lawyer both had to contact him throughout the process, and they confirmed what I already knew: Adam is thorough, pleasant, and quick to respond. I’d recommend him to anyone, and both my fiancée and I told him that if anyone wants to talk to us about him, we are happy to do so. Just ask him for our contact information.
Bryan and Ji Eun
I wasn’t planning to work with a buyer’s realtor since I had some experiences and I knew where to find new listings. I met Adam from his open house. When I mentioned a few downtown buildings I was interested in, he could provide accurate information towards them, such as pending insurance issue, leaking problem, young tenant (party building), or good reputation, well maintained, good appreciation in the past years etc. His knowledge and experience are just what I needed. So I decided to give him a try.
We saw a few OK but not great listings, rather than push me, he encouraged me to wait. After 2.5 months working together, we got a great deal: a nice unit with a lower-end market price. He is a very hard working and kind person with a good work ethic. I could trust his opinions totally. His negotiation skill saved me thousands of bucks.
I am happy that I worked with him, although I am a Chinese and not speaking good English, I had no trouble working with him. He was always patient and explained all details nicely. I learned a lot from working with him.
My wife and I are US residents from California. We met Adam when we were searching for an investment property in Vancouver (we also plan to purchase a retirement home in this beautiful area in the future). We were very impressed by Adam’s demeanor. He is so different from the real estate brokers we are accustomed to in the US. He is smart and knowledgeable, but never flashy. He is considerate, deliberate, sincere, and very trust worthy. He is also very hard working! We relied on his advice and guidance on the location, size, type, and price range of potential units, and finally purchased a very nice apartment at the Hudson.
Our experience with Adam has been an A+! We will definitely work with him again in our future real estate needs in the Vancouver area. Thank you Adam!
John and Anna
To Whom It May Concern:
In so far as real estate transactions occur, the most important component of a successful sale is the quality of the realtor. I recently had the opportunity to work with Mike Stewart of Century 21 In Town Realty on the sale of our False Creek condominium and was impressed with his professionalism from the moment we first spoke. Mike is incredibly knowledgeable about his business and therefore able to provide a comprehensive overview of not only the market, but also of the transaction in hand. His courteous nature, excellent time-management skills, strong negotiating tactics and thorough follow-through are keys to his success. Mike attention to detail and incredible marketing of our property enabled us to complete the sale in an incredible 2 weeks!
It is with great pleasure that I highly recommend Mike Stewart as the go-to Real Estate Agent for the Yaletown, Coal Harbour and Downtown areas of Vancouver.
As a first-time home buyer, I was a little overwhelmed with the steps which would be necessary in the purchase of my West End dream home. I found Mike Stewart Realtor through his First Home Buyer Video tutorials which gave me the information I needed to start my purchase.
In only 4 short weeks after meeting Mike Stewart and Adam Scalena, I am happy to say that I am currently sitting in my West End dream home. With the help of Mike and Adam, I was able to find,
purchase and close my perfect home effortlessly.
I owe this to the hard work and wisdom they were able to provide to me throughout the purchase of my new home. Their quick response with answering questions and providing comments on prospective purchases made the task of looking for a new home very simple. I would gladly recommend Mike and Adam as a West End Realtor to any first-time home buyers looking for an effortless purchase of their future dream home!
Thanks again Mike and Adam for all your hard work!
Adam helped us in finding and purchasing an investment property. He is very knowledgeable about the real estate market and is a good negotiator. He is also honest and open and we always felt he had our best interests at heart. We highly recommend Adam for anyone who is looking to buy or sell a property.
Nadia and Doug Murphy