Philippa Berg is an excellent Realtor®. She has been our agent for multiple transactions and has consistently performed with distinction. As a Buyer's agent, Philippa has a keen eye for evaluating properties and takes the time to understand what might suit individual tastes and preferences. She is informed, candid, energetic, and a true pleasure to work with while searching for a home. As a Seller's agent, Philippa does her homework in advance of listing to produce a thorough, fact-based market analysis while providing recommendations to strengthen the listing, like pre-inspection by a qualified provider, documentation details, and superb photography. She believes in transparency, and clear communication is a careful listener and stays engaged, proactive and responsive throughout the sales process. She's also a brilliant marketer, savvy with social media, and is well-connected and respected throughout the professional real estate community. Philippa has become a trusted collaborator, representative and friend, exceptional in every way.
Looking for an award-winning realtor you can TRUST? Having worked with her as both buyers and sellers through multiple residential transactions over the past decade, I recommend Philippa with 100% complete confidence in the three domains of TRUST that matter to us the most: competence, character, and communication.
Competence: Philippa knows her business, period. From attention to the smallest detail of contract hygiene, to her laser-focus on the micro-trends in the local market that affect both timing and price, to her innate, experienced ability to prioritize actions that will optimize the ease and success of any negotiation, Philippa consistently performs for the good of her clients. She’s that rare blend of creative, organized, thorough and social media-savvy that gets results! Character: Philippa not only knows “the book,” but she plays by it as well. She moves through her life and business with an integrity that both protects and enhances specific contracts, industry interactions, and personal relationships. In a world where “do what you say and say what you do” is a rare find, Philippa is a treasure indeed.
Communication: As critical as both competence and character are in successful professional engagements, without the commitment to truly understanding a client’s needs, they don’t get you very far. That’s why Philippa’s default operating mode of “listen first and communicate everything” make her three generations of our family’s “realtor of choice.” She makes sure she understands YOUR hopes, concerns, limitations, and areas of flexibility BEFORE crafting a plan with you, and then continues to communicate thoroughly throughout the process.
Tremendously indebted. Philippa worked with us to purchase our first home. At every turn in the process, on every level and with each and every (however small) detail she remained thoroughly committed to our family. Philippa's quality of character, thoughtfulness, industry knowledge, resolve, attention to detail and integrity were (and continue to be) second to none. We believe, without a shadow of a doubt, complete with 20-20 hindsight vision, that Philippa was the only person capable of making our dreams come true. She left no stone unturned.
Philippa: you are endlessly classy; we will be forever thankful to you
Philippa has been an absolute blessing to work with. She went above and beyond to help in our buying process. We got possession in the middle of a heat wave...just an hour after dropping off the keys Philippa was back with fans and cold drinks in hand. If you're looking for a phenomenal Realtor in the Comox Valley and all around amazing human, Philippa is your person.
Philippa guided myself and family through the sale of my parent's home of 30 years, with care and professionalism truly appreciated her support during an emotional time for us. I highly recommend her as a competent and caring Realtor®
"Philippa is a fabulous person to have in your corner as you buy or sell one of the biggest investments you will make. She is a TRUE PROFESSIONAL with a great grasp on the Comox Valley market. We bought and sold our house in Courtenay, all from afar, relying on Philippa’s expertise. She did not disappoint! Her attention to detail and communication every step of the way gave us confidence throughout the process. We would highly recommend Philippa for any of your real estate needs. She should be the first person you call for any of your real estate needs."
"There are not enough words to express the gratitude to what you have done for me and my partner. Your approach and experience together with your dedication to everything to do. If you ever need a professional or character reference from me, you will get the very best, and only have to ask. Your name will be at the top of my list when someone asks for the best in listing or selling their property. I am privileged to have had the pleasure of your knowledge and experienced. Thanks is not enough."
"Philippa made my First Home Buying experience in the Comox Valley stress free. She was very attentive, conscientious, and kept my goals in mind throughout the process. After the offer was accepted, she followed up to make sure everything went smoothly right to the end. I have the perfect place to call home and I cannot thank her enough! An amazing Agent!"
"Philippa Berg worked with me in the recent purchase of my condo in Comox. In achieving an early and efficient transfer Philippa was at all times knowledgeable, focused, and pleasant to work with. She was also a resource person for trades and services to assist in timely renovations. She is a True Professional."
"I know I speak for both Richie and I when I say what a great experience we had with you. Definitely a great recommendation from Bill Brandes. We both feel like we scored a great home, paid an honest price and you were excellent to work with. We always felt like you were available to us for questions and clarifications. You showed interest in us as people & were genuinely happy for us. That warmth and sincerity means a lot. We would gladly recommend you to anyone seeking a Quality Realtor."
"My thanks to Philippa for helping in my search for the Perfect Home. She was very professional and knowledgeable about the Comox Valley, and quick to respond to any questions I had. Philippa understood my needs, wants and dreams. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for an exceptional Real estate Agent."
"We were fortunate to find Philippa when we were searching for our new home in the Comox Valley. She listened carefully to our desires and limitations, helping us to focus our time on opportunities with real potential. When a property of interest came on the market she was quick to arrange a viewing, and then quick to observe strengths and weaknesses. Her long-term relationships with local businesses played to our needs, including coverage with partners when she was away (rarely!), property inspection, legal and insurance issues, etc. We recommended Philippa to friends moving here, and they have been delighted with their experience as well."
"Buying our house through Philippa was a real pleasure. We never felt any pressure from her, she was always willing to take her time when viewing, share her knowledge and never hesitated to take off her heels and go into a crawl space for a closer inspection! When it came time to put in our offer on the house for us she negotiated on our behalf to get the right price. We would definitely recommend Philippa as a great realtor who will truly work for you."
"Philippa is a very friendly and knowledgeable Real estate Agent. We moved here last summer. As a military family we only have a week to buy a new house. She was prepared before we came and was quick to answer our emails and calls. She had everything organized for us ahead of time with tentative appointments for home inspections and a notary. She has an understanding of our needs as a military family. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a home. She is a wonderful person and still is there to answer any questions we may have. We will definitely use her when we move again."
"We were overwhelmed with the dedication of Philippa, she really took care finding our family a home. She was always on top of new listings, never a delay in communication and always quick getting us into homes to view. She had helpful tips that went far beyond a real estate agent from gardening advice, info on schools and businesses. Philippa really helped us get acquainted with our new community, Thank you!"
"Philippa was recommended to us from a friend & what a great choice we made….when we 1st had Philippa to come see our place, she was very pleasant & knowledgeable when talking about sales in the area for the last 6 months. She came prepared and brought Sales & Sold sheets of the market at the time….long story short, we listed our condo for more than Philippa suggested... then when a condo, larger than ours in our building sold for less than what we were asking, we decided to go with Philippa’s suggestion…in less than a month we had an offer…of course lower than what we liked but Philippa helped us through that process, which resulted in our condo, being “SOLD”!! Philippa made is seem so effortless, she came & took great pictures, had great suggestions for staging…
You will have a great Realtor working for YOU if you choose Philippa"
"Philippa was outstanding in the sale of my fathers patio home, it was a difficult time for my sister and myself as he was being transitioned into assisted living. It was very comforting to have someone who was kind and patient and who took care of all the details in a efficient and timely manner. I would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking to hire a Realtor."
"The property that I eventually purchased was listed in the summer of 2018. Philippa Berg was referred to me by a friend. I was able to contact her despite the fact she was on holidays. The property was competitively priced and had just been listed. It was imperative that we get our offer accepted early or risk losing it. Also I was going away on holidays. Time was of the essence. Philippa responded to my inquiries and quickly hooked me up with a colleague to facilitate the initial process. My offer was accepted . Thank you Philippa"
"I so appreciated the fact Philippa hired someone to come in and clean, that took off the stress from me. Philippa is very professional in her field and I would definitely hire her again. I will also highly recommend her again! When she Sold our friends home we referred her to they were very happy with her service too."
My husband and I worked with Philippa because we were looking for an investment property to add to our portfolio. What we really appreciated about Phillipa's work was how efficient she was at finding the right listing and helping us determine if it was a good investment. We found a great property that met our needs and is still giving us a great return. Philippa’s experience and knowledge of the local market combined with her ability to negotiate was a total win for us and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for their next investment or home!
Letter to Owner of Royal LePage Comox Valley:
"Mr. Hart. (Manager & Owner Royal LePage Comox Valley) March 2017
We are writing you today to inform you of our excellent service we received from Philippa. We were referred to her by our realtor here on Pender Island, B.C. Charmaine Harris. With Philippa’s diligent work ethic in what is a fast moving “Seller’s Market” and often homes selling over the asking prices we have been able to purchase a home at 559 Alder St., Campbell River, BC.
This home is for our daughter Stacy Folk who is moving from Vancouver, BC to start a new job in Campbell River. Stacy, husband Jeff , and 2 1/2 year old son are first time homeowners and are “over the top” excited about their new wee house.
We found Philippa to be very professional in her work and also quick to respond to us at all times when we communicated homes we wished to view, questions we had, or advice we needed to know. She was intuitive to our/ Stacy’s wants and desires in a home. Very knowledgeable in her field, organized and adaptable. She was always willing to pitch in and help us check out the structure inspections that Stacy’s Dad was so knowledgeable in. Since we were all from out-of-town and living in different areas, she was always sure to communicate to all parties involved in making the decisions.
A final note I would like to add is that once we made the final offer on the home Philippa was so hard working that she even communicated with us up to 11:00pm that evening, sending documents etc. Now that is dedication at it’s best! We would highly recommend Philippa as a realtor to anyone looking to purchase a home in the Comox valley. Who knows maybe that may be us!
Thank you for employing Philippa as part of your excellent team!
Tara & Jerry Folk Stacy Folk
"She is trustworthy...
My family and I have had the opportunity to work with Philippa from the position of both a seller and a buyer of a home. Her integrity and honesty helped us tremendously during these stressful and exciting times. We really value her expertise, professionalism, and work ethic. Philippa worked very hard to find out our specific needs and helped us to make many decisions along the way. She is a trustworthy, compassionate, knowledgeable, and very efficient real estate agent. Her level of service does not end when “the deal is done” but rather continues as she still shares her advice and recommendations with us when we are seeking it. Knowing that we have Philippa as a resource is very comforting. We would strongly recommend Philippa to anyone looking for a great real estate agent they can rely on. "
"We can't thank you enough for your help getting us our dream home Philippa, you truly helped us pull off a miracle in this crazy market. Felt great to be in such capable hands when were we negotiating, clearly you've been in the game awhile! We feel like you went above and beyond in so many ways, many many thanks for all the support finding, landing and transitioning into our new home. You are most definitely our 'go-to' Realtor and are highly recommended to anyone we meet looking to buy or sell."
"Philippa is so friendly, positive, realistic and I truly feel that I can trust her."
"I would recommend Philippa for anyone that is buying or selling in the valley or Campbell River...neither one of us had a lot of experience in foreclosures and the notion of acquiring this particular property seemed a little daunting... but as things progressed we learned the process together and ended up with a result that I was VERY pleased with. We got the house & the car! Quite the experience!"
"Philippa is a wonderful Realtor! She has served us with selling two properties and on one purchase, and has been incredible! She is knowledgeable, professional, personable, and possesses a high degree of honesty and integrity. Her recommendations to us always displayed a great deal of knowledge of the local real estate market and our needs as her clients. We would not hesitate to recommend her as a realtor to anyone looking to buy OR sell a home!"
"Philippa is professional, honest and caring. She provided great guidance and knowledge. She found the perfect house for us, and worked hard to make buying easy."
"In real estate, it's location, location, location. In realtors, it's fact-based details, details, details, and Philippa rules the roost! She gave us impeccable service, honest assessments of our circumstances and market realities, and a total "got your back" experience through multiple transactions. We would hire her again in a heartbeat."
"The purchase of our new house was very challenging, but Philippa pulled the deal through from her HOSPITAL BED! Dealing with Philippa was amazing from the first day she answered her phone from her hospital bed after a broken back and pelvis. She was a tremendous help, sending us listings, booking viewings and arranging for a colleague to show us around. We actually didn't meet face to face until the possession date of her house, but we couldn't have been happier with her attention to detail and uncanny ability to manage all facets of our purchase. She's always been available for us and almost a year later Philippa helped me compile enough market data to successfully negotiate a lower property assessment for tax purposes. The next time we're in the market to buy or sell a house we'll be calling Philippa and I've already recommended her to my friends and family."
"We appreciated Philippa's straightforward nature and efforts to find us the family home we were looking for. She listened to what we wanted in a home and didn't waste our time on showings that did not meet our requirements. We felt it was as important to her as it was important to us to find the right home..."
"I was extremely happy with Philippa’s guidance. It wasn't until well after our purchase that I realized that Philippa really knew what we needed. Often people will fall in love with house on first glance, but not truly take into account more than just the pretty curtains. Philippa had our backs the whole time and through her professionalism, did not allow us to zoom in on the one or two things we really liked. She kept us focussed on the overall picture. And today, we are almost a year into our purchase and we can honestly say that we are more than happy with our purchase. Everytime we drive away from home in the morning, we are glad that we bought the house we did. We appreciate it more now because the honeymoon phase has worn off and we are only now able to appreciate what we actually purchased."
"Philippa was very outgoing, friendly, helpful and dedicated. I would certainly recommend her services to anyone requiring a real estate agent."
"Philippa stayed with the sale until all was to her, and my, satisfaction.......being sure the fireplace was in working order. I knew I could phone with problems even after sale was complete and did so. She stayed in contact until all was well."
"Ken and I felt your service was top notch. Our family was recently faced with the task of selling our parents home in an area in which we didn't live. Philippa came highly recommended and from our first meeting to the final sale, we were impressed with her style and professionalism. Philippa was sensitive to our needs, in constant communication with us and truly went above and beyond. She even planted flowers (or replanted thanks to the deer)! Philippa is knowledgeable, honest, to the point and driven in her field. There is no doubt in our mind that we made the right choice."
"Philippa went above and beyond our expectations during the whole selling process. She did an amazing job of marketing and selling our home. We were very happy with Philippa as our realtor and would highly recommend her!"
"Our overall experience in selling our home was actually a lot better than we expected being my first time selling. We are very happy we went through this experience with Philippa. She always had a smile and was very positive. Philippa was very honest and informative and had the market analysis to compare in the pricing for our house. She gave us great tips on "staging" our house to impress all clients coming through. I really appreciated the details in feed back after each showing. The virtual tour she put together was amazing!!!!! I think she went above and beyond in selling our home.I would highly recommend Philippa to friends and family selling their home in the Comox Valley. Any one of her client would be very well taken care of and have a pleasant experience."
"Philippa is wonderful to work with. I can't express how grateful, I was that she was able to sell the house. She is simply awesome! Always professional caring, honest and forthcoming. Her market knowledge was outstanding as was her communication with feedback and staying in touch. We definitely will refer her to other people."
"Our experience with Philippa was Great. She is Knowledgeable, crazy organized and efficient. She had a great knowledge of the area, brought us lots of price comparisons and gave us realistic ideas. She always returned all calls promptly and gave feedback on all showings. We felt that Philippa was working for us and always had our best interest at heart. We felt flattered that Philippa didn't have too many things for us to fix up, but we took all her suggestions and completed our "to do list". The whole process went smoothly, not stressful. We will pass on her name to other people."
"Philippa was recommended to us by a military member in Comox who my husband was being posted in to replace. The recommendation was definitely worth it. Our buying experience with Philippa was pretty much stress free, enjoyable and successful. I first contacted Philippa once we found out our posting to Comox was secure. Her reply was instant and very informative. Just from my initial email, I felt Philippa knew exactly what we were looking for. Her honest replies about houses on my list enabled me to shorten the list to viewing only properties she felt (knew) that would be of interest to us and not wasting ours, her's or the seller's time by going to go see houses that would not 'be suitable' . Our house hunting trip was successful in all ways. We had a realtor who was there for us, knowledgeable of houses in the area, upfront and honest, and made sure that we were a priority that week. The buying process was smooth, Philippa was knowledgeable on home inspectors and lawyers in the area which made the buying experience in Comox an enjoyable one. I would definitely recommend Philippa to anyone coming to Comox Valley area."
"ONE HUGE BOUQUET for Philippa Berg. Without her absolute dedication to us, our move to Comox would not have gone so smoothly as it did. Being from out of town, she was our eyes and ears in helping us get our new home. All of what we were able to accomplish as a family to get out here would not have been possible without her efforts. She went out of her way to make sure we had the necessities in our home when we arrived along with flowers and champagne. Philippa you truly outdid yourself and we can't thank you enough!"
"Immediately felt a connection with Philippa while speaking on the phone. I never felt pressured to hire her, even after we met, but I instantly felt trust between us. After speaking at length I thought Philippa was knowledgeable about the current marketand confident in her abilities to promote my property for a quick sale. Philippa was very realistic about the value of my home and it was reflected in the amount of showings that were booked. She was in contact with me regularly and always gave me immediate feedback after each showing.I trusted that she always had my best interests in mind when an offer came through.The fact that my property sold within 30 days is proof that Philippa knew how to effectively promote my home as well as advise me intelligently with every aspect of the transaction. I always tell people what a great job she did selling my house and highly recommend Philippa!"
"Philippa made the whole process of buying my first property run like clockwork! I didn't feel pressured at all, and she seemed to know exactly what I was looking for! Philippa knew when something looked too good to be true, and helped me meet the right people to get the paperwork across! Philippa was very professional throughout and I was very happy with everything! I couldn't have asked for more!"
"Philippa was very professional & a good listener- very easy & willing to work with us even though we lived out of town at the time looking to buy. She had an excellent knowledge of the market & we were very satisfied with her negotiations. We never felt pressure and we will refer her to friends & family!"
"Philippa was unbelievable. We had two friends strongly recommend we use her and it turned out to be the best decision we ever made. She went above and beyond what she had to do. I have never heard anything but positive things about her and we will use her again in the future. We refer her to EVERYONE we know. She is amazing!"