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
It is without hesitation that I write this reference for Mr. Matt Scalena.
My boyfriend and I first came into contact with Matt during the summer of 2014 when we were looking to purchase a one-bedroom condo in Vancouver. Neither of us knew Vancouver very well, since I lived in BC’s interior and my boyfriend lived in Chicago. Therefore, it was very important to find the right realtor for us, not only someone whom we fully trusted, but also one who could find just the right home for us. Due to the geographical distances involved, our initial conversations with Matt were entirely by telephone, where he repeatedly demonstrated his excellent communication skills. He was always completely professional, patient and very pleasant to talk to. An excellent listener, Matt very quickly got a good sense of the type of home and neighbourhood where we would feel comfortable. Before long, he had us looking at several possible homes via his online website. After we selected our favourite condos on-line, it was time to actually visit them in person. Not only was Matt instrumental in setting up six (!) viewings in one day to accommodate my schedule, but he also personally drove us to each of the sites, giving up several hours of his family time on a sunny Saturday. Throughout this entire experience, it was a pleasure having Matt as our constant guide because of his pleasant, cheerful demeanour. Once we decided on the right place for us, Matt stood by us every step of the way, skillfully steering us through the legal processes of ensuring all the details were taken care of in a timely fashion. Never did we feel in the dark, abandoned or pressured by Matt. If we had a question, and we had many, Matt was always quick to find the answers. Any bumps along the way were met head-on by Matt, always remaining positive, professional and genuinely interested.
Overall, we are very happy that Matt was our realtor. Our entire home-buying experience has been much more enjoyable because of Matt’s profound understanding of how to treat his clients, and that is with respect and dignity. We whole-heartedly recommend Matt to anybody wishing to buy or sell a home.
Matt recently helped us both sell and buy a condo in downtown Vancouver. His level of service and attention to detail were truly exceptional. This guy doesn’t slow down until you’re satisfied and the deal is done. He is truly a high-caliber professional and his knowledge of the local market and negotiating skills were key in ensuring that we received the best offer for our old condo, and a killer deal on our new home. Whether you are buying or selling, we would highly recommend Matt.
Adam L. & Scott M.
Matt was the most patient and reliable Realestate agent I have ever worked with.
He understood our needs, and requests to find our dream home in Yaletown. Matt has demonstrated a great balance with his clients without jeopardizing our need for personal attention and due diligence.
After many condo visits, over the course of almost a full year of searching, we have found our dream home.
I would highly recommend Matt for your Realestate needs.
He will not let you down.
Thank you dear Matt for the amazing service, patience and great knowledge for all the work you did.
I am full of appreciation and gratitude, especially since it is my First condo ever!
You were very supportive and understanding of my needs, and I will not hesitate using your services in the near future, as well as i will recommend your company to anyone who asks.
Fantastic person and the greatest Realtor ever!
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 skills 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 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 Cassidy
It was great working with Matt. I was impressed not only with his professionalism but his sincerity. He was helpful from the very beginning and was present throughout the process, even helping me with getting settled in.
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 Lu
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 a first time home buyer, there’s a fear of the unknown: From the actual cost to purchase, to who else you need to be working with along the way, and then everything in between. The ease with which Matt guided me through the buying process was remarkable. His attention to detail on my behalf, and the uncomplicated (and extremely timely!) way he communicates made for not only an enjoyable process, but an amazingly effective one. I couldn’t be happier with my new home, the price I paid, the neighbourhood I’m in, and the people who were a part of the journey.
My husband and I first met Adam at an open house. A few months later after looking on our own, we decided to interview and take the next step. Adam impressed us with his attentiveness and knowledge of individual condo buildings in Vancouver. We chose to go forward with Adam. He came prepared and on time for the showings. He listened and his supportive and accommodating manner allowed the process to unfold with ease. His patience and analytical skills served us well in negotiating our deal. Thanks to Adam’s tenacity, we were successful. Adam’s professionalism was appreciated, and we highly recommend him.
Donna A. and Jim S.
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.
We were really pressed for time when we wanted to buy a condo. But with Matt’s help we were able to view a sufficient number of condos to give us a good selection, and within a week we were able to close a deal. He replied and responded immediately to any questions and requests we had, no matter what time of day, or day of the week it was.
What impressed me most though was, that Matt still took care of us after the possession date, when an unforeseen problem appeared with the condo. He must have heard about this through his office and called me from his Christmas Holidays. During his absence he arranged, that his brother Adam would look after and resolve the situation. This was more than we could have expected.
Thank you to Matt and his team for excellent service.
When my husband and I arbitrarily walked into the Century 21 office in Yaletown, Vancouver and met Adam for the first part time we were immediately impressed by his sincerity and calm demeanor. We decided right then and there that he was the agent we wanted to work with to secure an investment property in Vancouver. That was two years ago. Since then Adam has worked with us at every step of the way, through two attempts that did not result in a purchase and finally one that did. Throughout all the going back and forth, the numerous emails and telephone calls, Adam’s assistance was outstanding. We reside in Hong Kong but Adam never allowed the time difference to get in the way. His responses were immediate and he did whatever he could at his end to accommodate our physical distance. You might say that on his side there would have been so many disappointments over the two years when dealing with us, but Adam never resented our decisions, instead he supported us while providing sound and excellent advice. We changed our mind at least four times in term which area in Vancouver we wanted to purchase an apartment. Any other agent would have thought we were difficult clients, however, with Adam there was never a hint of frustration. He was nothing short of extremely pleasant at all times. I once asked my Mother, who had attended our home search tours, what she thought of Adam. Her answer was that he is “perfect”. My husband and I feel the same way.
Mark and Kimberley Mohan
It was a great experience working with Adam. We were first time buyers with lots of questions and we also had a quick timeline to buy. He was very prompt in returning emails, messages, and phone calls and never made us feel like we were bothering him. He set up showings very quickly, allowing us to see places before anyone else, and guided us through the process every step of the way. I really felt like he cared that we were making a good purchase, for a fair price, and not just trying to “seal the deal”. Adam is very knowledgeable, patient, a great realtor and a good person. Please ask him for my contact info if you need to know more. We will definitely use him again in the future. PS: We love our new home!!
Lisa W. and Chris D.
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.
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.
Adam is a strong negotiator and got me a great deal on my spacious condo. I’ve already recommended him to all my friends!
I am grateful for Adam’s professional advice while I was searching for my new condo. He is very well informed on the quality of buildings and strata councils in the Vancouver area. After his thorough search and assessment of each building, I feel confident that I bought the best possible home for me. I will recommend Adam to anyone purchasing a new condo in Vancouver.
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.
N.M. and D.M.