Russ and Ria Qureshi & Terri Murphy

Coast Lifestyles Network

  • Russ: 604-741-7119
  • Ria: (604) 989-2253
  • Terri: 604-741-7774
  • Toll Free: 888-466-2277
  • Fax: (604) 886-3753
  • Office: 604-886-2277
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Testimonials

We consider the satisfaction of our clients to be our greatest achievement, and take pride in our high volume of repeat business and referrals. Call us today -  we'd love to add you to our growing list!

 
 


 

Thank-you for your well-rounded approach:
It's your experience and ability to tune in, asking us the right questions - narrowing it down from all possibilities to one that fit, having our best interests in mind, steering us away from pitfalls, brainstorming creatively with us to explore modification possibilities, helping us to see the immediate and think about the future...this and more I truly appreciate.  Thank-you for addressing and answering all our concerns....and for simply being so cool, collected and awesome! 
Many thanks to you and your team, 

Angela and Patrick, Roberts Creek




As first-time home buyers we found Russ' approach to the market incredibly helpful. It can be overwhelming and he not only answered all of our questions and concerns but also intuited our worries and was able to empathize and often quell them. Both Russ and Ria are incredibly warm and personable people. We felt in good hands for the entire duration of our jouney to our new home. Trust was instilled in our relationship early on. We would highly recommend either of them as REALTORs®


Victoria and Trevor, Gibsons BC


We were not disappointed at all in our decision to have Russ and Ria
represent us in the sale of our home. They always treated us respectfully
and kept us well informed of the outcome of viewings or open houses. It
was also a pleasure to have them in our home when it was necessary to do
paperwork. Being a busy family it is very important to know you have a
realtor that you can trust and be open and honest with. It is also
important to know that you have a realtor that is flexible and will be
understanding if showings may not be the at the most appropriate time.
Russ and Ria thankyou so much!!!! If we have to do it again...we will
choose you!!!   

M Berryman BSc. (OT)

Gibsons


Dear Russ and Ria:

Thank you so much for everything you did for us in selecting the perfect home for us in Gibsons.

 

You went above and beyond for us and we truly appreciate the time and energy you devoted to the home buying process. Your thoughtful suggestions were very welcome and helpful.

 

We highly recommend you to anyone seeking real estate agents who understand the market on the Sunshine Coast and who do their homework on every property on the market.

 

Sincerely,

Russ and Rita
Gibsons



Hello Russ,
 
Thank-you so much for all that you did for my mom.  All the best for you and your family. You and Ria are great people.
Take care,
Sherie, Sechelt


Russ and Ria were an outstanding team when it came to selling our home. They were very engaged in the process and they allowed us to be actively involved as well. We worked as a team, putting both our ideas together, making changes to our selling strategy and ensuring that the right prospects would be coming to our home.

In such a tight market, our house just took 3 months to sell which was a surprise to us. We can say with confidence that Russ and Ria had a lot to do with that.

They are the best team to entrust your property with on the Coast. We would never hesitate to doing business with them again!
Ale and Gary, Langdale

My fiancé Dustin and I were excited when we started looking to buy our first property together. We had some ideas in mind but were not sure exactly what we wanted. Luckily we were introduced to April and Russ and our worries were quickly put to ease once we started looking.  They worked with us as we looked at properties and really listened to what we were saying. We felt that April and Russ really cared about our happiness and they are the most down to earth realtors we have ever met. That gave us the security to give them all our trust so that they would find us our dream place. With Dustin working out of town quite a bit, April and Russ were very understanding that our schedule was very limited and with time and patience they were able to find us the perfect location and property that will allow us to build the house of our dreams!
 
Thank you so much April and Russ!
 
Love Stephanie & Dustin, Port Mellon

Selling our cottage on the coast was a stressful decision, especially with what seemed to us like a very poor market.  Russ was so thorough and gave us a great market analysis to make a sound decision.  We truly felt like Russ worked hard for us, informing us every step of the way.  We were grateful to have someone we could trust; and it certainly paid off. His patience and good humour along the way made us feel at ease with no pressure....I would highly recommend Russ to any of my friends and acquaintances.
Thank you Russ!
Andrea, Secret Cove
Our family truly enjoyed working with Russ during the search for our new home. He listened to our wish list and found properties that matched our criteria. He is well versed in the local market. And most importantly to us he worked at our pace. At no time were we pressured into making hasty decisions. When it came time to buy Russ was very helpful with advice, guidance and suggestions. And even after the big day he continues to help us with the transition. Our whole experience with Russ & Ria has been one of excellent service and professionalism. We have no hesitations recommending them to others.

Neil, Gibsons

It is with great pleasure and happiness that my wife and I share comments on our experience with Russ and April Qureshi in the listing and sale of our Sunshine Coast home. While we have bought and sold a number of houses, we have never before encountered such a level of excellence and professionalism.  Bravo!
The experience at each phase of the sales effort was superior.  They took the time to get to know us and our property.  They showed innovation in marketing our home, developing prospects, provided useful insights on pre-listing renovations and effective showings and were always available to answer all our questions.  All of these tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of competence, humility, integrity, grace and above all patience.
They worked with us at every step of the way.  My wife and I relied heavily upon their wisdom and counsel.
If you are thinking of listing your home, we highly recommend Russ and April.  They are patient, honest, good people.
 
Kris and Kirsten, Roberts Creek

Hi Russ & April,
 
What an awesome, sunny day we had today in Gibsons. Being greeted by the deer family was a nice way to start the welcome, although I may eat those words in the future. The quick peak of the seal was a reminder of the wonderful days that lie ahead for us & the 4 different hummingbirds kept gracing us with their beauty all afternoon. We toasted our good fortune with a bottle of wine, crackers, cheese & nuts brought with us from Vancouver & savoured  some of your delicious fruit basket, capturing the comfort of where we come from & the sense of adventure for our next chapter in Gibsons. Now here's truly the wonder of the day ; a butterfly flew in & around the room before landing on the expansive window, I called it my  ' angel ' as I had a best friend who died from cancer & we both equally loved butterflies so we agreed that when I first see a butterfly it is her way of showing me her presence in my continuing journey, plus I get to smile as our memories are still so much of my life. It was also so special to connect with the neighbours, Valerie & Ken lived in the Dunbar area just blocks from where we live now. Truly is a small world. They really seem to be very warm & I am sure all of us look forward to seeing more of each other.
 
I always like to save the best for last ! The fruit bowl is absolutely beautiful, boy did you two get this one PERFECT ! The aqua colourations in & around the outside of the bowl are how I see the decor of accent pieces connecting the inside of our home with the beauty of the water. I really enjoy & love pottery & am familiar with D'Arcy's work as I have some of his pieces here in Vancouver. We are certainly enjoying the delicious fruit & Len of course will enjoy the Crown Royal for months. April, this unexpected treat has your thoughtfulness & home touch written all over it, I am right ? The only thing we missed today was ' schmoozing ' with the best reators in town. That get-together we will get around to in the near future. Russ, thank you so much for not only working with us but also encouraging us to ' hang in there ' when the purchase looked doubtful. We will certainly encourage any friends that might consider a possible acquisiton on the Sunshine Coast to contact you.
 
Heartfelt thank you from Judi & Len, Gibsons 

Russ and April did a terrific job selling my house. They put in the time, energy, and
money needed to obtain a sale in a challenging market. I appreciate very much that
they hired a professional photographer, as so many other agents seem to snap their
own pictures with cringe worthy results. I was also pleased with their availability;—
never did more than a few hours go by without a response to any of my numerous
questions, and most often I had an answer within minutes. Russ skillfully educated me
in the realities of a buyer’s market, which allowed for completion of a sale that might
otherwise have failed.
Russ also spent many hours helping me determine my needs, and ultimately finding a
piece of land to build on. He was patient and informative, not to mention very organized.
It was enjoyable touring properties with him.
Tim Kline, Gibsons 

We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Russ and April Qureshi to sell our house in Gibsons. Our experience has been a very positive process with positive results! We consider them seasoned professionals: experienced, understanding, consistent, courteous, and are great listeners and responders in relation to our particular needs. They have our highest recommendation!
Lisa and George, California USA

 

Mark and I are extremely pleased with the outcome of the sale of our property! It is a huge relief that has come just at the right time.
Thanks to you both for all your efforts on our behalf and the very professional way you handled the offer stage with us.
It has been quite a process, with lots of forks in the road, but the outcome is perfect and what we feel was meant to be.
 
As we told you before Russ and April, we could not have done this without you, so again - thank you!

Mark and Gillie


First Time Home Buyers

Buying our first home was a breeze with Russ. He was very attentive, professional and easy to work with. He was really patient with all of our 'first timer' questions and really made the house hunting experience enjoyable and stress-free. The whole process went very smoothly and we could not be happier in our new home and we are super excited about the purchase! Thanks Russ for helping us find our first property!
Mike and Ashley, Roberts Creek

 

Happy Family!!! 

My wife, daughter, dog and I recently sold our condo in Vancouver to move to the Sunshine Coast. We were given Russ as a contact to help us find the dream home that our family was looking for.  Like most clients, I'm sure, we had a long list of must haves and deal breakers.  When we started looking with Russ our scope of what we wanted was very broad.  But with much patience and a lot of diligence on his part, Russ put together several fun filled days of homes to look at.  As we visited each home he helped us to sift through all our options and find that perfect home to raise our growing family.  Russ made the experience of finding and purchasing our new family home less stressful.  He created a relaxed atmosphere and made us feel like old family friends.  His hard work and dedication to our search made us feel valued and important.  We will continue to praise Russ and April and encourage anyone that is looking to buy or sell on the Sunshine Coast to work with them.  Many thanks!

Sean, Jen, Mariko & Leroy, Roberts Creek

 
Living the Coastal Lifestyle

We have recently purchased a house in Gibsons and the professional, patient and positive attitude of Russ Qureshi, our realtor, has made the house hunting experience so much easier. His very promptreply to phone calls and emails was very much appreciated. His knowledge of the areas of the Sunshine Coast helped us in choosing a location. We would highly recommend Russ as a realtor.


Rob & Carol, Gibsons

Moving Closer to Family


During the selection of my home in Gibsons I found Russ to be very informative and cooperative at all times. As a widow this was the first time that I had to make a decision to puchase a home and my dealings with Russ were most helpful. Russ's patience, knowledge, and courtesy were very much appreciated. I would highly recommend Russ Q to anyone seeking Real Estate.

Joan, Gibsons
Happy USA Buyers
 
Dear Russ:  My wife and I wish to thank you for your attentive and splendid service in locating our house in B.C.  Your diligence and quality of service were greatly appreciated, especially your counsel and recommendations of other professionals who participated in the transfer of title and other pertinent paper-work to complete the sale.  We especially were grateful to you for representing us at the closing, since the distance we had to travel was great.  Your continued vigilance of our property in our absence is most commending of your commitment to provide excellent and reliable service to your clients.  I have no reservations in recommending you to other prospective clients.  I hope that this year will be a very successful one for you.
 
Thomas
Quick Sale in a tough market.
 
A friend suggested I used Russ Qureshi as my realtor in January/February 2011.  Russ was prompt in putting together a comprehensive proposal for sale, and really knew his market.  I was selling an older townhouse during a sluggish market.  On his advice I staged the empty apartment, which I might not have done otherwise.  He helped me to price it with a realistic price, and it sold within a matter of days. Russ kept me informed from moment to moment through the whole process, which was pretty funny as I was on  a road trip to California at the time.  The sale moved quickly and easily to completion.  He is enthusiastic and easy to work with.  I actually enjoyed the whole experience.  Thanks.
 
Sally
Solid, dependable service.
 
Russ was attentive to our needs all the way through the sale process. He updated us, generally with in 24 hrs, with feedback from each viewing of the house. He touched base with us on the market and current trends on a regular basis. He provided a very objective view while we were negotiating with potential buyers leaving the final decision squarely in our hands, as it should be. Thank you Russ.
 
David
Dad is over 100 years old!
Hi Russ,
 
Thank you for selling my dad's town house in Gibsons. You went above and beyond my expectations of a realtor's role. You dealt with my aging father in a kind, caring and professional manner at all times, helping him through this difficult time in his life.  Any questions I had were answered clearly and promptly.  I would definitely recommend your services as a realtor on the Sunshine Coast!
 
Christine
 
In this market, patience is key!
 

Dear Russ,


I’m writing this letter to express my deep appreciation for the service you have provided.


I'm not sure anymore how many properties we visited with you, must have been well over 40 on the Sunshine Coast. Sometimes we felt we came close to driving you insane with all our wishes, criteria and visions, but you handled every aspect of this journey with great professionalism and authenticity.  At the end of this journey, with your endless patience and your total understanding, we ended up with the place we envisioned, a place for the family, a place to build a legacy.


Thank you Russ for being more than a Real Estate Salesman on our journey. You became our trusted guide and we will definitely recommend your service to anybody who wants the right property on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of BC. We will be neighbours soon, take good care


Richard and Maria
 
Referral for a job well done!
 
I had a friend ask me if I had to sell again who would I choose....I thought I would pass on to you the answer I gave her: Russ Qureshi with Remax Top 20 Realty. This is the second time he has helped me buy and sell.  He is very professional and compassionate.  He goes the added mile in all he does.  I couldn't ask for more.
 
Dorothy Jane
 
Another Happy Client!
 
Zora and I want to personally thank you for the exceptional work you did selling our Condo in Gibsons.  You never left us hanging and you were very quick from the start with the listing, the photographs, having realtors through and potential buyers. We sold our place much sooner than anticipated and we attribute that to your expertise and knowledge in the Sunshine Coast market. We also want to thank you for assisting us with the purchase of our condo in Sechelt. We truly cannot believe how efficiently and quickly everything unfolded. Of course we only have you to thank for this.  We would highly recommend you without a doubt to others buying or selling in your market.
 
Zora & Susan
 
Dream Home Purchased/Holding Property Sold!
 
Russ, we want to add our names to your growing list of admiring clients for the work you did in finding us our beautiful home in Wilson Creek and selling our property in Gibsons.  You spent hours over many weekends helping us to understand the real estate market on the Sunshine Coast so that we could make the decision that was just right for us.  Your knowledge of the real estate market was very reassuring and we felt very comfortable discussing our plans and seeking your opinion.  We never felt that you were steering us one way or the other but we know that it was only with your assistance that we made the right decisions.  It was great to work with you Russ; you are a true professional and we would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who was looking for the best real estate agent on the Sunshine Coast.
 
Tom and Kris
 
Waterfront sold before the competition
 
Our realtor, Russ Qureshi of Remax in Gibsons deserves full marks and more for delivering a quick and painless sale of our property in Sechelt. In just about a month's time  Russ's eagerness and hard work brought forth numerous interested buyers and "Bingo" a  ' S A L E'.  Our home and the new buyer are a match made in heaven.

Arlyne and Howard
 
Quick Sale in a Tough Market  
 
What a great job Russ did for us! He listed our house and sold it quickly in a tough market. He helped with suggestions and ideas. And through it all he was there to encourage, compliment, ease our minds and, most importantly, stay in touch. He’s honest about market conditions and takes your needs into account while trying to ensure the best scenario for all. We would not hesitate to recommend Russ and believe he’s one of the best negotiators on the Coast. He does what it takes to get buyers and sellers together.
  
Ruth & Randy
 
  
Tongue in Cheek Testimonial!!!!

Has the dream of having a solid realtor with a friendly yet professional personality been haunting you? Does "responsive" and "realistic" compliment your ideology of the perfect realtor? Does knowledge, experience, and wisdom appeal to your sense of pragmatism and your idea of value for service? Does a track record of success with an excellent word of mouth reputation and creative ad copy appeal to your realtor aesthetic? Can you feel the stress of selling or buying your home literally melting away? This realtor with seven years' experience in the Sunshine Coast housing market is the right choice. What is your situation? Can you imagine how this realtor will make your dreams of a contented and fulfilled lifestyle come true? It's not hard to visualize it. The next step is to call Russ Qureshi.
 
Kylie and Michael


Investment property SOLD!
 
In May of 2007 and again in June of 2008 I engaged Mr. Russ Qureshi to sell my townhouse property on North Road in Gibsons. I found that during the periods the property was listed for sale, Russ provided me with continuous updates in a timely and efficient manner not only on the property but as to the climate fo the real estate market on the Sunshine Coast.  Russ worked hard and diligently on my behalf and with his real estate colleagues to obtain a suitable buyer and the best possible price for the property.  He helped considerably in negotiations and demonstrated a friendly manner at all times together with much patience and understanding to my needs through some quite frustrating times.  His experience, attention to detail, professionalism and thoroughness really helped to find the right buyer for the property.  I was very impressed with his up to date computer skills and knowledge as he provided me with photos and documents via the internet and a special website he had set up for my town home.Russ showed determination during the listing periods and did not hesitate to offer sound advice and positive suggestions on how to market the property effectively.  I found him to be a person of integrity in his profession, which is often critiqued for a lack of quality and trust.  I found him easy to deal with, very personable and I felt most comfortable with him working on my behalf. Russ was recommended to me by my property manager who was managing the town home at the time.  I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Russ to anyone who is looking for an agent to represent him/her in the purchase of a property or in the sale of an existing property.  I am confident in saying that I know that you will be as happy was I was with the quality of the services Russ provides and the results he will produce for you as he did for me.
  
Heather

 
The right place at the right time!
 
Thank you once again for the excellent support and services provided to both my mother, Helen, and myself during our recent property search. Our criteria for the "right" property is unique and somewhat of a challenge to locate.  Your enthusastic support, patience and diligence during our search, viewings, and investigations were greatly appreciated.  We are thrilled with our purchase.

 Jeri & Helen
 

Moving closer to the children and grandchildren!

Hi Russ, We are so looking forward to returning to the Sunshine Coast and our new home in September. Thank you so much for the excellent manner in which you helped us locate a home that fit our budget and our tastes so well. Operating from Ontario and not being very familiar with the Sunshine Coast, we wanted to find someone who would partner in our search by educating us about the geography and market dynamics. After being initially disappointed by the lack of responsiveness from one of your competitors we searched the internet and found you.When you responded so promptly at our initial contact through your website last April we said "this guy is on the ball".  From that point on we have been reassured by your constant communications staying abreast of new listings and developments in the buying transactions. On both our trips to the Sunshine Coast to view listings you where very attentive to our needs. What we appreciated most was that you didn't sell as much as you facilitated our searching and buying and decisions. You allowed us to share our reactions to various sites with no judgement. You made it easy to express our feelings and narrow the focus quickly. We are sure a key to our finally getting a deal on the site we liked best was your excellent strategic advice on how to put forward our offer. As soon as we get settled we want to have you, April and your children over for dinner to "christen" the new place. 

 Raymonde & Michael

Moving on....

When my wife and I found a great retirement property and made the decision to sell our condo, we called on Russ Qureshi to help.  Russ came in and did a free property evaluation that we took to the bank to start the paperwork for bridge financing.  Within days, he had our property listed on the MLS, together with realtor Dave Brackett, and scheduled the first open house.  He brought several potential buyers through the place and contacted people he knew who were interested in a property like ours.  Russ came in and took some great photos, and advertised our property aggressively.  Overall, he did an excellent job because our property sold - and at the price we wanted to get!  We highly recommend Russ Qureshi for any of your real estate needs! His service will be above and beyond your expectations! 

 Gardar & Carol

  
New home found, old home sold!


"We were very pleased with Russ' friendly and professional service. He has a solid understanding of the market in Gibsons and steered us through the purchase of our new home and sale of our old home smoothly. We would happily recommend him to anyone looking at real estate on the Sunshine Coast."

Chris & Lana 
 
 
Thanks for making me look good!

I want to say thank you for helping me find such a great place in Gibsons for such a good price.  The time you spent in getting to know me and my needs and desires went a long way to help find a suitable place and your understanding helped me clarify my somewhat (?) dithering mind when it came time to make a decision.  This help was inestimable. The negotiation was clean and simple as a result.  In fact, I heard from the seller that the presentation of the offer was one of the reasons she accepted the deal.  Naturally, I took credit:-). She said that she felt that I "got" the place and she liked the way the offer was presented; clear, concise with no messin' around.  As I kept mum I was thinking "thanks Russ".So, kudos to you, your ethics, your knowledge of real estate and your ability to understand your customer's needs.  It was a pleasant experience all 'round.

 Doug

US seller's expectations exceeded!

I chose Russ Qureshi after interviewing 3 other top realtors on the Sunshine Coast.  He impressed me with his friendliness, professionalism, hard work, and detailed and accurate analysis of the market.  His analysis work was far superior to the other realtors. Further, his web site and Internet strategy is cutting-edge.  Russ was also very honest in recommending a selling price for my home.  He worked side by side with me to get my home ready to sell.  As a result, my home in Cascade Heights in Sechelt sold in 1 week.  I highly recommend Russ and am very confident that he will do a great job for you.

Dan


$Equity Withdrawal$

We recently used the services of a Remax realtor to sell our townhome and purchase a modular home. Our realtor was the most professional, courteous, and attentive we have ever worked with. He was an excellent negotiator, patient and humourous at the same time, and impeccable as to all the details.All of our needs were anticipated. There is nothing more any realtor could provide than he did. We will recommend him to as many people as we possibly can.The name of this "super guy" is Russ Qureshi. 
 
William & Suzanne


Happy Homeowners

Now that we are enjoying our new home in Gibsons, we want to offer you our thanks for all your help with the home buying process.  We'd like you to know how pleased we are with your service.  Your relaxed, pressure free, yet always professional, approach made the whole experience of buying our home suprisingly easy.  We know that your knowledge of the local real estate market was a factor in our successful purchase.  Brian and I have bought and sold real estate in the past and have found you to be more thorough and informative than most other agents we have dealt with. Finally, we really appreciate all the help you gave us in organizing things; as out of town purchasers, we were at a disadvantage, but you made our lives easy by making phone calls and ordering services that we needed but had no contacts for.  So, again, thank you for such a smooth, stress free real estate experience!

Jennefer & Brian

Investment property bought and sold!

We have purchased and sold 12 properties over the past 20 years. I have always purchased property thru a licensed realtor. However, before working with Russ Qureshi, I sold each property on my own, feeling realtors were not worth the fees being charged. This past year I worked with Russ to buy and sell our property on the Sunshine Coast. Russ was professional, focused on our concerns and created a very satisfying experience. I strongly recommend his services for anyone looking to buy or sell. Russ is the standard from which we will measure other Realtors in the future.

Tim & Nattalle



 
Russ and Ria Qureshi & Terri Murphy
  • Russ: 604-741-7119
  • Ria: (604) 989-2253
  • Terri: 604-741-7774
  • Toll Free: 888-466-2277
  • Fax: (604) 886-3753
  • Office: 604-886-2277
  • Royal LePage Sussex
  • 117-1100 Sunshine Coast Hwy
  • Gibsons, British Columbia
  • V0N 1V7 Canada