John Grasty - Coquitlam Expert
For experienced REALTORS® like John, their profession is about more than selling real estate. It means being an active part of their community.
He has served on various civic committees for Coquitlam and Port Moody, and two terms as president of the Tri-City Arts Council.
John is a tireless homeowner advocate who, since 2007, has served on the national advisory council for Canadians for Properly Built Homes.
John is familiar to many throughout Metro Vancouver for his work with the Coalition of Leaky Condominiums Owners (COLCO), which he co-founded, and as a past president of Consumer Advocacy and Support for Homeowners Society.
John is a sought after media commentator on matters affecting homeowners, and has given television interviews, appeared as a guest on radio shows, and represented homeowners on a variety of panels, at stakeholder round-tables and government meetings.
“Staying involved in industry related matters I’m more aware of the laws and regulations affecting homeowners and consumer protection. The benefit of this knowledge and expertise means a higher level of customer service and care, and demonstrates a professional commitment that always put your interests first.”
John’s eagerness to point out to clients, potential flaws, liabilities and risks, and his commitment to advance better protection for homeowners, has become widely recognized.
As a result of his contributions, dedication and peer respect, in 2010 John was presented with a REALTORS Care® Award.
His motivation is to influence positive changes in industry standards and to promote homeowner protection, including changes to codes and regulations. John says, “Volunteering is a way to stay in touch, bring about positive change, and has been my lifelong pastime and passion”.
Finding another Realtor with a similar approach would not be very easy, but finding comparable experience could well be impossible.
John previously acted as Western Canada’s Purchasing Manager for a Canadian Crown Corporation. His ability to execute high-level national agreements speaks volumes of John’s ability to negotiate.
Protecting your negotiation position requires competent negotiation skills, which only years of experience can provide. Having a representative that knows what he’s doing not only ensures that your interests are met but prevents certain legal or financial misunderstandings. Wouldn’t you feel more confident with a REALTOR® who can negotiate on your behalf when so much is at stake?
Sufficient knowledge of the market and pricing is mandatory. When representing a Seller, John crafts a marketing strategy that will give your home the best chance of getting sold.
“There are just too many homes for sale that expire, and too many excuses for allowing a listing to expire. REALTORS® who have listings that regularly expire reveal a lack of marketing expertise, and cannot possibly be working in the best interest of their clients,” John warns.
He is probably the only tenured REALTOR® you are likely to find in Metro Vancouver with a “Zero” listing expiries record.
So whether buying or selling, make sure John is on your short-list of REALTORS® to interview. If you want to hear more, or make an appointment, contact John today at 778-878-0778, or email.
3137 St. Johns Street
Port Moody V3H 2C8