As an immigrant, buying a property is a huge decision from all aspects. It has been a long battle that took me two years to ink a deal, fighting through family matters, financial issues, and even a global pandemic. Luckily, Andrew is here helping me with enormous patience, answering all my questions, referring to necessary local services, and most importantly, providing me valuable, unbiased advice. There are countless times he gave me a free ride to the condos and houses I am interested in. And he is doing this for a span of two years. He has very professional opinions on real estate and great connections around the city. His patience, professionalism and trustfulness are the qualities you really need from a realtor.
After the purchase, he continued to help me answer my questions about my first condo. He treats me more than just a "customer", but also a good friend, this is especially thoughtful and helpful considering I don't have many connections in the city.
I would definitely work with him for any of my future real estate moves, and I would highly recommend my friends and YOU, who is reading this comment, to work with Andrew for your real estate transactions!"
He was very helpful throughout the entire process and always responded within a few minutes when I had questions. We looked at about 10 properties over a month and he was able to get me a great property at a great price given the marker.
I'd highly recommend working with Andrew."
"Andrew has helped as an advocate to my husband and me when we were buying our house sight-unseen and on-line. We had never lived in Nova Scotia and were situated in the United States. He was a referral from another Canadian living in the U.S. who purchased in the Halifax area several months before we did.
Andrew was our eyes and ears when it came to viewing houses, asking questions to the sellers' agents, and giving us his honest opinion as to whether a house was a good purchase or not. Referrals are the best and Andrew and his team did not disappoint us.
I have referred him to a few other families and will continue to do so. I would definitely use Andrew and his team again for his /their expertise, professionalism, and patience with us."
Angi & Andre Perreault - Home Buyers
"My husband Dennis and I greatly benefitted from Andrew’s expertise in the condo real estate market when deciding to purchase our first condo in Halifax. We had so many questions regarding our purchase and Andrew was able to get us the answers we needed. Andrew’s team made the closing of our condo easy and stress-free!"
Kandis Church & Dennis Oickle - Condo Buyers
"Originally I was thinking about the purchase of a condo. In my search for agents in HRM, Andrew's name came up. I reached out to him about three years ago. Andrew was very accommodating, had great communication, availability, was sincere, down to earth, proved honesty, patience and was knowledgable of the market in HRM."
Cindy Pope, Home Buyer
"Our decision to select Andrew Perkins as our Buyers Realtor for the purchase of our house in Hammonds Plains (HRM) turned out to be quite a wise one!
We’d missed out on a few opportunities because we were unfamiliar with the area and unprepared to do a proper search in and around Halifax.
Andrew and his staff were outstanding! He’s very professional, well understands his markets and the economic environment he works in and worked diligently. He was very responsive and helpful throughout the whole process.
We are very grateful to Andrew and his staff (Thanks, Jordan!) for their assistance and efforts.
And, Andrew was a genuinely friendly person and a pleasure to work with!
A very sincere thank you for your efforts, Andrew!"
John & Jane Southworth, Home Buyer
"We've known Andrew for some years now - when it came time for us to start looking for a house we reached out right away because we knew we could trust him with this huge life decision. Andrew is honest and is quick to get to know what we like! Plus, he never gave up on helping us find the place for us in a tough market - and always extremely fast to respond (no matter what we needed)."
Catherine Hart, Home Buyer
"I began my online search for a condo in the HRM a couple of years before I was actually able to make the move back from Ontario a reality. Andrew's name was frequently mentioned. I next researched his background, experience, and others' testimonials. Despite having no concrete date for my move, Andrew got back to me straight away and showed me a few units the next time I was in Halifax. I continued to review his listings and when the time came for me to move, he accommodated my busy schedule, answered my many questions, provided exceptional service, and found me the perfect condo.
Andrew is a personable, honest, patient, extremely knowledgeable, and fun. House hunting is stressful. It did not seem stressful working with Andrew. No step was overlooked and his expert guidance was very welcomed."
Dawn Pickering, Condo Buyer
"I hired Andrew because he was patient, he listened to what I said was important to me in a property, he showed me properties that matched what I was looking for and he was honest in his advice and recommendations. I most appreciated his patience and honesty.
There was nothing else Andrew could have done better. He was a great help and I couldn’t have done it without him, literally!"
Jennifer McCarron, Home Buyer
"Having worked with Andrew before I knew who to call. Andrew was patient, kind and kept me grounded. He always was calm when I was stressed. Andrew really went above and beyond. A ++++."
Lisa Shulman, Home Buyer
"Closing in on a property is an emotional roller coaster and Andrew's calm demeanour is exactly what we needed to snag a beautiful slice of the South End. During our search, he was critical of homes, happy to play devil's advocate, and gives an honest opinion - even if it differed from our own.
Rebecca & Ross - Condo Buyers
"We hired Andrew for our investment property because of how well he worked with us on our home purchase.
Andrew is honest and easy-going. He offered advice and help when asked, and always listened when it's time to listen. He was not pushy in the least.
Clearly, he worked hard for both of us to succeed. All that together puts my mind at ease that he is working hard to find us the best opportunity."
Jeff and Maylia Parker - Investment Property Buyer
"When I first purchased my condo I did some research to find out who knew about condos. I kept finding Andrew’s name. Andrew helped us examine thoughtfully all the options available and guided us through the painless purchase of a great condo. So now, 7 years later, when we decided it was time to sell the condo and buy a house, I never considered calling anyone else (although I have good friends who are real estate agents!) I knew selling the condo would be the more challenging transaction, and Andrew knows condos better than anyone! When it came to guiding us through the things to consider in our house purchase, again Andrew skillfully and objectively coached us and now we are happily ensconced in a house we love."
Charlene Boyce & Todd Denton - Condo Sellers, Home Buyers
"I had been researching condos in Halifax while living in Toronto and knew I needed a knowledgeable agent who would advocate for me. After speaking to Andrew numerous times on the phone I felt very comfortable hiring him.
I visited Halifax 3 times during my condo search and each visit Andrew was professional, kind and understanding. He listened to me and went the extra mile. He met my sister in law, talked to my brother and my friends on the phone several times and even let the movers in. It was a pleasure working with Andrew. I am beyond thrilled with my new condo."
Lisa Shulman - Condo Buyer
"I chose to work with Andrew after meeting for our first viewing. I had contacted him after getting his number from a listing.
I am not a first-time homeowner, and I have seen the difference between being mediocre and someone who excels in their job. Andrew is the latter.
Being in Sales myself, I can very much appreciate the ability to handle customers or clients in a way that is best suited for that individual.
Andrew Perkins was very attuned to our needs versus wants and to our likes and dislikes. My husband and I had a large scale of options we were considering; price, homes, townhouses, and even condos were on the table. Andrew found places in neighbourhoods that met all of our criteria, and happily showed us more when it wasn't the right fit.
Most of all, I appreciated Andrew's honesty. He was great at pointing all the features and benefits, but also potential flaws that may not have been ideal for us. Andrew found us the perfect home, in the perfect area. We couldn't be happier, and I enjoyed going through this experience with such a professional and personable person."
Richard and Danielle Sanford - Home Buyers
"Andrew is very professional with an awesome personality which always made me feel at ease and confident throughout the entire process. He always answered any questions and returned messages very quickly and on top of any requests to view homes and always there with great advice. It was definitely a process from start to finish with me (beginning the search with condos and ending up in a house over a few months) I can say he was always there 100% committed to helping me find the right fit for me. I can't thank him enough. It was a totally awesome experience!"
Chris Brothers - Home Buyer
"I looked for a condo specialist in the Halifax market and evaluated many property agent websites. It was clear that Andrew's approach was uniquely customized to his client's needs and priorities, and that gave me great confidence in him - which, of course, was well justified. Outstanding testimonials from past clients was the icing on the cake and made it very easy to choose Andrew as my agent.
Many service aspects distinguished his approach from that of other property agents - starting with his no-pressure approach. I really valued his methodical approach to evaluating the local market, knowledge of available units, and the ability to quickly identify quality candidate properties based on my needs and priorities. Most importantly, and because I was heading out of the country and faced significant time constraints, Andrew's ability and willingness to handle closing details, connect me with tradespeople, and ensure everything was in order were absolutely outstanding. His attention to detail was incredibly reassuring and made this a very positive experience."
Margie Kennedy - Condo Buyer
"This is the second property I have purchased with Andrew and what I appreciate most of all is his honesty. Andrew pointed out the negatives on several listings and steered us away from making a bad decision. He was always working in our best interest!
Andrew is easy to work with and is quick to respond to calls and questions. He has integrity and is very professional in his work.
We sincerely trusted Andrew to help us make the right decision as his client's interests are foremost. When we are ready to sell we will get in touch again. Thanks so much!"
Donna Smyth - Condo Buyer
"We heard nothing but good things about Andrew. At our first meeting, it was apparent that he was very knowledgable about the market with lots of experience under his belt. He managed to answer all our questions and respond to all our concerns with honesty and proven facts.
We truly appreciate Andrew's honesty. We felt he was on our side all the way, providing us with his unbiased opinion and guiding us throughout our purchase. He was also very patient and managed to keep up with our busy schedules with ease. He was always available when needed. And finally, he knew exactly what we wanted and helped us find the perfect place!
He was absolutely fantastic!"
Ahmed and Maha Alsayed - Condo Buyer
"As a somewhat anxious and young first time home buyer, Andrew explained things clearly and comprehensively which kept stress levels low and the process much more exciting! I felt he was honest in his recommendations and he genuinely looked out for my best interest. Even though I was out of the province, he did all he could to make the process run smoothly.
I really enjoyed the organization of his website, it was clear and easy to follow, and he was prompt with responding to emails - no matter the abundance of questions I may have had.
I couldn't have asked for a better Realtor - genuine, knowledgable, and honest!"
Ellen Woodworth - Condo Buyer
"Andrew came recommended from family, and from the very moment that we made contact with him, he was our partner in making sure the deal went through as stress-free as possible. We were first time home buyers who were understandably quite nervous and new to the whole process, and he instantly made us feel like he would help us through all the steps easily. He made buying our house feel more exciting.
We really enjoyed the amount of reassurance he provided throughout the process. Buying a home is one of the most stressful things you can undertake, and if you are unfamiliar with the process even more so. He instantly upon being contacted had the whole process ready to go mentally, he explained every step and he made sure he was always there to provide another voice of opinion or explain what we had to do next. We could not have asked for a better agent."
Max and Ali Hebert - First time home buyers
"As I began trying to find condo options, I felt pretty lost up until I landed on Andrews's website. It might not be the most beautiful looking site, but it gets the job done and made everything much easier. I reached out to Andrew through his website, after utilizing his fantastic search options, and through our brief initial contact, I felt comfortable having Andrew help me with my search and eventual purchase.
We enjoyed Andrew's straight forward and honest approach. While Andrew was always available to give advice when asked, we never felt any pressure to purchase. From start to finish Andrew was there to guide us through the process.
Andrew's honesty cannot be emphasized enough. He always gave me his honest opinion about each unit, both good and bad. That was critical in providing enough trust between us to come to a decision. In addition to his honesty, the ease of which my purchase went through (especially considering most of it was long distance) with Andrew guiding us through the process start to finish."
Adel Helmi - Condo Buyer
"Amazing amazing amazing! Always answered every question I asked within a few minutes! Super friendly. Catered to my need to look at a million places in a few days. And helped me find a dream condo, understood everything I needed and found me my "home" that I am forever in love with. Thanks for everything! Highly recommend!!"
Krista Vey - Condo Buyer
"We enjoyed Andrew's straight forward and honest approach. While Andrew was always available to give advice when asked, we never felt any pressure to purchase. From start to finish Andrew was there to guide us through the process."
Bill and Lisa Milliken - Condo BuyerX3
"Andrew understood what we were looking for to purchase and spent the entire weekend with us. We went to several houses many times!....to make sure we were purchasing the right property. Andrew was very knowledgable about the area of the University and all the pros and cons.
I appreciated the contact information Andrew gave us for hookups for Hydro, Gas and WIFI. It made the purchase a lot easier, especially purchasing a home at a distance.
My husband and I would definitely contact Andrew again if we purchase another property. We will recommend Andrew to anyone we know who is interested in purchasing a property in Halifax.
Thanks again for all your help."
Dave and Joyce Huck - Home Buyers
"Andrew was very responsive. Typically available by phone and very reactive. Personable, honest, efficient."
Rob and Janice Sutherland, Condo Buyer
"It was very easy, through Andrew, to access all the services that we required to finalize our purchase. Whether it was legal counsel or getting information on such things as window coverings, Andrew made it an easy task."
Russell and Ann Macdonald - New Construction Condo Buyers
"Andrew was very accommodating and only showed us condos that were in the range of our interests, in type, amenities and location. There was one in particular that seemed to us to be the right condo, in the right building, in the right location for us. After we returned to Calgary and later made the offer, we felt Andrew represented us well. He was always helpful and willing to do little things, that was huge for us given we were thousands of kilometres away. We felt that he always acted in our best interests. As issues arose during the process, none of them his doing, he was always there to help and even came up with solutions along the way. In the end, we were delighted with our purchase and with Andrew's assistance along the way"
Gary and Kimberly Draper - Out of town Condo Buyers