243 Keith Rd. North Vancouver.
As first-time home buyers we were grateful for Smiley's knowledge and experience in navigating the North Vancouver real estate market. He listened to our needs and was patient in guiding us through the process. He helped us find a great home, and his approach to the negotiation process gave us a high degree of trust he was working in our interest. It also made us feel good to be working with a realtor who had community and sustainability values.
Shawna and Brad: Educator and Video Game Engineer
415-2001 Wall St. Vancouver.
Smiley is passionate about connecting cool people with their Vancouver dream homes and his love for East Vancouver (and mountain biking, family, skiing, house hunting, good people, food, and drinks) is second to none. He's friendly, committed, real, and professional when you need to get the job done! Buyers be prepared to do your pre-work and inform Smiley of your interests as well as specific properties of interest - teamwork is key! He was ready and enthusiastic to attend home showings with us, answer all our questions, and drop helpful hints when searching for and visiting properties. He was a great person to be partnered with on the home buying adventure in a challenging Vancouver market. Be ready to debrief property visits with him over a beer and a good social chat in rad local spot...no matter where you are he'll find it! Smiley also introduced us to a great network of peers and collaborators for other services to support our pre and post home purchase. We enjoyed partnering with Smiley and we would recommend sellers and buyers to try Smiley's unique brand of real estate services. 5 stars and a bunch of high fives! Thanks Smiley!
Rob & Joni: Technology Advocates
737 East 22nd Ave. Vancouver.
I have to say working with Smiley was all smiles. He is a true pro and very detail oriented. When it came to selling my place we didn't have much time, and whammo he had us staged, listed with amazing photos and sold within 18 days! Not to mention we got mutliple offers and well over asking! Work with Smiley if you get the chance!
Ben: Brewery Owner
225-2239 Kingsway. Vancouver.
"Smiley helped my partner and I find a rad place in Vancouver in no time – about a month! He was always prompt, personable, and professional, and he even busted his butt while on a ski trip in order to make sure our offer got through in a timely manner. He made the process fun and I'd recommend working with him if you're looking to buy a place in Vancouver. Feels good to be back in East Van. Thanks Smiley!"
Rowan: IT Accounting Professional.
412-2020 8th Ave. Vancouver.
"Smiley is a great agent! He's personable and dedicated to finding the condo that's right for you, not just throwing whatever comes onto to the market in your lap.
He takes the time to get to know your needs. Being a first time home buyer, he worked with me to make sure I knew the process and was highly communicative throughout the entire thing. Highly recommended!"
Jesse: Rollercoaster Engineer
313-2511 Quebec St. Vancouver.
"Smiley Nesbitt thanks so much for all the help and the gift basket!! Very useful and caring!"
Devon: Film industry
310-2211 Wall St. Vancouver.
"Smiley helped by wife and I buy a condo in Hastings Sunrise. As first time buyers we were totally new to the process and Smiley did a great job forecasting every step along the way and referring us to a great mortgage broker and home inspector.
Smiley sells the East Van lifestyle that he himself lives. As a result he is very knowledgeable and passionate about this area of the city. Very quickly he narrowed in on what we wanted out of a place and steered us in the right direction. We ended up getting a place we saw on the first time we went out looking with him. His impeccable communication and infectious positivity made the process quite efficient.
We're super happy with our place. Couldn't recommend Smiley more.."
Lukas and Karli: Landscape Architect and Nurse
688 East 17th St. Vancouver.
"When I decided to buy in Vancouver, I was concerned that I wouldn’t be given the time of day by any realtor worth their salt because I was looking at the bottom of the market. Smiley came on a recommendation from my Mortgage Broker who won me over instantly with that local town, personal service feeling; when I went to meet him, I knew I’d made the right decision when we both rode up on bicycles. With limited time and limited budget, Smiley gave me a guided tour through the gauntlet of Vancouver real estate and I emerged the other side in a new ‘hood that I love, a place that suits me and my needs, and with a view of the mountains that make this place home – on time, on point, and on budget (ok, maybe not). I wouldn’t even consider another Realtor if he’s still in the game when I go hunting again."
Nick: Online Travel Manager
3978 Albert St. THe heights.
"Smiley is a great real agent! He went the extra mile in helping my wife and I find our 1st property. He was an asset in making it all happen for us, as we both work long hours and have very little free time. The whole procedure went very quickly but he was there working for us the entire way, which relieved us of most of the stresses associated with the process. On top of all this, Smiley is a very approachable and cool guy. We recommend him to anybody trying to make their "live in Vancity" dreams come to fruition."
Brian: Film Industry
203-2255 Eton St. Vancouver.
"I would HIGHLY recommend Smiley! He helped me buy my first property in the neighbourhood that I was most interested in living in. He is super knowledgable about East Van. He was always professional, very attentive, and, an amazing real estate agent to work with!"
3449 Waymoor Place. Vancouver.
"Smiley not only helped us to find our new home but helped us to sell our condo, and in such a short time frame. Thanks for all your hard work we couldn't of managed with out you!"
3883 Hoskins Road. North Vancouver
"Smiley was a fantastic Real Estate Agent to work with from start to finish. He listed our townhouse in North Vancouver, used an amazing photographer, and in less than a week had multiple offers which led to a sale over ask. He was more than happy to spend many weekends visiting lots of houses across the North Shore, and was a genuine pleasure to spend time and work with. My wife and I highly recommend Smiley to anyone who is looking for a Real Estate Agent that cares about the people he works with."
Alex and Michelle: Software Programmer and Sales Rep
604 137 West 17th St. North Vancouver.
"Housing in the Lower Mainland is such a hot commodity right now and there would have been no way that we could have purchased in our dream city without the help of Smiley! As first time home buyers he was the perfect fit and was genuinely willing to go above and beyond to ensure that we were able to find a home that was just right.
Professional, knowledgeable and down to earth - we would definitely recommend Smiley to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the city. Thank you so much!"
44 728 14th St. North Vancouver.
"Smiley was our Real Estate Agent for the sale of our townhouse in Vancouver. We live out of the country and every detail of the transaction went very smoothly. Smiley's marketing is excellent and we had very successful open houses that attracted qualified buyers and garnered multiple offers, well above list price. Shawn is very professional and is also really fun to work with, highly recommend his trusted services."
Emily: Real Estate professional (Seattle)
427 Great Northern Way. Vancouver.
"Smiley absolutely hit it out of the park for us. He listed our 1 bedroom condo, arranged having it staged, provided amazing photographer, up on several sources of social media in a very cool slideshow before the first open house. Had 3 offers immediately after first open house weekend and BAM, over asking, no subjects, done. Thank you very much Smiley!"
1328 East 6th ave. Vancouver.
"Back in East Van! My boys and I are going to love it here. Thanks buddy for your help with this. Super Easy".
3038 KENT Ave. Vancouver.
"Being a single Mom is scary. Everything is up to me and that is so overwhelming sometimes! Now that we are in here and comfortable I am so very appreciative of your support and understanding during our time of huge transition. We love it here! It could not be better for our needs right now and you were unwavering in your belief of that and that gave me the courage to do it! Thank you Smiley"
Paula: Teaching Assistant
1627 East 4th Ave. Vancouver.
"This review is long overdue. Smiley worked with us on the purchase of a house this past spring, and he did a great job. We were on a tight timeline to buy a place before we went overseas, and Smiley hit the ground running with us.
He's professional and knowledgeable, and a great advocate for living in Vancouver, and East Van in particular. We'd originally thought we might have to move our home search farther east, into Burnaby or New West - but in the end, we were able to find a place in our desired neighbourhood (and budget), thanks to Smiley.
We didn't expect to find someone who "got" us in quite the same way. It was basically like hanging out with a friend (one sunny day, we even hopped on our bikes and cycled to open houses). He was communicative and honest, and not afraid to tell it like it is. For instance, he bluntly warned us away from a couple of properties that could have been money pits, which we really appreciated.
When we took possession of our our home, Smiley brought us a thoughtful gift, consisting of products and gift certificates from merchants in the area, to help us get to know our new 'hood. Awesome!
We'd highly recommend working with Smiley. He makes the process easy and as painless as it can be in a market like Vancouver."
Kirsten and Denton: Editor and Pilot
1355 4th Ave. Vancouver.
"I recently bought an apartment in East Van, the very first one. I was pretty anxious about finding a place that would feel like home Smiley was very attentive and really got to work to find what is today, my home. Great job. it only took us 3 weeks to find it. I'm glad Smiley was my guy, he's very professional, works hard and over all he's a great guy. Thank you smiley."
Chris: Restaurant Savant
885 Salsbury DR. Vancouver.
"I had a great experience working with Smiley. He took the time to get to know me, my needs present and future, and was committed to finding me the perfect place, which meant showing me a wide range of places that fit my budget. He also outlined the entire process and ensured I was clear and we were aligned every step of the way. The great thing about Smiley is that he understands the importance of community and knows specific neighbourhoods intimately. I would recommend Smiley to anyone who is looking for their perfect home whether it is your first or you fifth."
Jess: Athlete Manger
5450 Empire DR. Burnaby.
"Smiley recently found us our apartment. We are first time home buyers and were a little skeptical about going through a realtor. I am so glad we found Smiley. He was approachable, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. We ended up buying the first place we saw largely because he took the time to listen to us and find out exactly what we were looking for and therefore didn't waste our time looking at places that wouldn't have been a good fit. He walked us through every step of the process, always found time for us and answered all our questions. He made sure that we had the building properly inspected before making any offer. When we were ready to make an offer he made himself completely available and fast tracked the process for us in order to close the deal. He completely moulded himself around our busy schedules in order to get all the loose ends tied up in time."
Yacine and Haley: Happy Homeowners
618 Abbott St. Vancouver.
"We couldn't have been happier working with Smiley. He was professional, personable, easygoing, and yet action oriented. From start to finish he helped us feel comfortable, enthused, and in good hands. We are so happy with our home, and the whole experience. I highly recommend working with Smiley, he really has a passion for this city."
Emma: Co-Founder at Pineapple Collective
1842 graveley St. Vancouver.
"After looking for a home ourselves with no luck. Smiley pointed us to the home we live in now and we're ecstatic about it."
Michael: Business Broker