Client Testimonials

Yvette Mason - I was in a tight situation, had an offer on my home but we need to close within 45 days, and I was moving out of town. Panic set in, I saw a home on and called the agent, it was 9pm.  That agent was Andrew, to my surprise he answered.  I explained my situation and he sprung into action.  I drove up to St Thomas the next morning. We were able to find the perfect home and Andrew was able to negotiate all the terms I needed. I truly feel I couldn't have done this without his help. He is knowledgable, professional and very personable. I highly recommend his services and will definitely use him again. Thanks Andrew!!

Rob and Merilee Ollson - The selling of a home can be a stressful and frustrating experience - with the constant cleaning, the mad rush and upheaval of being out of your home during open houses and showings, and many strangers traipsing in- and outside of your home.   You constantly feel like you’re in a fishbowl and airing even the most secret of secrets until that day comes when you receive your first or subsequent offers.

My husband and I had been contemplating selling our home for some time.  When the time did come for us to take the plunge to build a new home, the challenge of selling our existing home was soon upon us.  That’s when Andrew Gariepy came into our lives and became our realtor of choice.  He was recommended by a friend of ours during casual conversation.  I’m not going to say that our situation was unique, but we had a very short timeline to sell prior to closing on our new build and we had iterated this concern to Andrew, who took the challenge head on.

Upon the first moment of meeting Andrew, we knew that he was the  correct realtor for us.  He calmed any fears that we may have had, addressed our questions and concerns in a timely and professional manner, and was attentive to our needs – almost as if we were his only clients.  Andrew made himself available to us at almost any time of day by text or telephone call and always responded within the hour or first thing the next morning if we contacted him later in the evening - we never felt neglected or unimportant.

We found Andrew to be affable, polite, easy-going, and professional; he eased our fears, calmed our stresses, and put to rest any trepidations we may have had.  With his years of expertise in the real estate game, we had no qualms about procuring Andrew’s services.   Besides, he wears snappy shirts!

On his first walk through of our existing home, and despite the fact that my husband and I worked like mad fiends preparing our home for sale prior to securing Andrew’s services, he made a few suggestions himself that he thought would enhance the salability of our home.  Yes, we grumbled and mumbled under our breaths, but we took these enhancements to heart and immediately set to doing the work suggested – painting the ceiling tiles in a 24.9 foot by 11.2 foot room, cleaning up the backyard a wee bit more, and installing a small garden at the back of the house, amongst some other minor changes.  By the time we were done, and exhausted as we were, we both had to admit that Andrew’s suggestions really helped to make our home more attractive to prospective purchasers.

Within a few weeks of securing Andrew’s services (and with only a few weeks left before we moved into our new build), and despite a minor hiccup, our home sold.  We were over the moon happy!  Andrew had delivered on his promise, “a house eventually sells.”

We are both very pleased to highly recommend to those contemplating a home change in their future lives, to seek and secure the services of Andrew Gariepy of Oliver and Associates, who will not only meet and exceed your unique and personal real estate needs; you will gain the services of a knowledgeable, professional, and friendly individual – someone who will act on your behalf above and beyond your expectations!

Rozanne Homsy – We spent two years looking for a house, we finally found the perfect one thanks to Andrew’s hard work. He is very detail orientated and his experience is something we relied on at each home we looked at!

Paul Anderson – I have personally used Andrew’s services as a real estate agent on 3 separate occasions since 2001 and each time he has been a pleasure to work with and his knowledge of the market and how to negotiate deals has resulted in higher selling prices than expected. The last time I sold a home with Andrew, he listed on MLS on the Friday, had an open house on the Saturday, with 3 competing offers that night and a selling price of $2000 more than asking. What more can I ask for.

Julie Ried  – It’s my pleasure to recommend Andrew Gariepy. I’ve known Andrew professionally for the past 12 years. He is consistently proven himself to be committed to customer service excellent, often going above and beyond my expectations. I have completed 5 real estate deals with him successfully. He’s provided excellent direction on staging, pricing and the current market environment. His integrity is unsurpassed and his commitment to understanding his client need shows what a true professional he is.