"Ron helped me buy my first property (condo) 6 months ago but our journey has started almost 5 years ago when I moved to Vancouver as a new immigrant and dreamt of owning my own place.
It took me a very long time to get an understanding of what sort of property I want and what are my priorities and all of that during the crazy real-estate market of those days. Through this journey Ron offered his support, knowledge, experience and infinite patience through countless open houses documents reads and deals negotiations which finally matured 6 months ago. Ron is the kind of realtor who will tell it like it is and not look to make a quick buck but instead will do what is right for his client because that's the kind of guy he is.
If you are looking for a true professional with vast experience and a master of the realty trade this is the guy for you! "
- Eran B.
"I am very impressed with Ron as a realtor. His attention to the details and his ability to help his clients see all the issues involved in both buying and selling are very reassuring. He kept us informed at every step in both processes and as a result of his knowledge and ability saved us significant costs. I would proudly recommend him as an excellent and professional realtor.""
- Marie-Bell T.
"Most underrated realtor in all of Vancouver. If you want to sell your home, look no further. You will never look back."
- Jose M.
"Dealing with Ron Parpara as my Real Estate agent has been a great experience. He found me a beautiful home in the heart of Richmond which I'm very happy with. He is very professional and I highly recommend him. He is someone you can trust. He is all about making his clients happy."
- David H.
"I've known Ron for 7 years on both a professional and personal level.
As other reviewers have highlighted, he's honest, passionate, hardworking and highly experienced in real estate. His number one priority is keeping his clients happy and stress free. I personally witnessed him making/taking late night calls to ensure his client doesn't miss offer opportunities and meets deadlines.
He is also very meticulous when listing properties. He makes sure they are marketed and showcased effectively and distinctively online and then in person when the time comes.
I would recommend Ron for all your real estate needs. He understands the local housing market here in Vancouver and he gets the job done in a professional manner."
- A Z.
"Home Ingredients is proud to say that we have been working closely with Ron to stage some of his properties for the last 6 years, we are now his go-to staging company. It is always a pleasure to work with Ron and his clients."
- Home Ingredients.
"I was so fortunate to have found Ron Parpara through a referral when I needed a realtors help. As my agent, he assisted me with everything! Even though difficult situations happened, he was patient, working very hard and solved problems right away. He always prioritizes the interests of his client.
The best part about working with Ron was that he was always more focused on helping me with my difficulties and giving me good advice. I would definitely recommend him to anyone. He is an amazing realtor!"
- Jiesi Z.
"Ron is a great realtor. Our experience in dealing with Ron has been fantastic. He is an honest and hardworking agent. Highly recommended!"
- Arash D.
"We have worked with other realtors but Ron is by far the best we've dealt with. We have sold and purchased with Ron as our agent.
We sold our detached home in Richmond and thanks to Ron's recommendation we were able to renovate only what was needed to come out with the best possible profit, without doing a full renovation, which minimized costs substantially. The property was put on the market and attracted multiple bids. Ron recommended and paid for a portion of the home staging and photography. We were faced with an extremely difficult decision with one offer being considerably higher than another, but through Ron's calmness, insights and asking the right questions, we were able to make a well informed decision, while minimizing risk.
Now, fast forward to the purchase of our townhome recently. It was definitely the lowest price ever seen in the complex in years. Ron was able to negotiate 50k off the price with recent sales, significantly higher in the same complex!! Most homes in the Vancouver market go into bidding wars, let alone knock off anything from the listed price.
He helped us in all avenues and even exceeded expectations in every area. For example, we were renovating our family home before putting it for sale and he was able to recommend the following: contractor, draftsman, plumber, electrician, glass specialist, tiler and carpet cleaner. Not only that but if we were unable to meet any of the trades, he was able to provide access and fill them in on everything.
All of his other reviews point out he is hardworking, honest, experienced and has a great team in place and this is 100% accurate!!
Thank you for everything Ron!! We continue to recommend you highly and couldn't have done it without you."
- Pam P.
"I worked with Ron to get my first condo in Vancouver. He is extremely professional and went out of his way to help make the process as stress-free as possible given the hot market. Vancouver is a very competitive market and condos are selling tens of thousands over asking and Ron help me secure a great place below asking. He has been extremely helpful and knowledgeable in the process after completion, helping me navigate the new responsibilities as a first time homeowner. There seems to be quite a few shady realtors that we came across in the home buying process and Ron has the proper judgement and intellect to make sure you are fully protected."
- Tyler K.
"I've worked with Ron on more than 50 properties and he ensures all the little details are always taken care of for his clients. He's a strong negotiator but is fair and ensures all parties are happy at the end of the day with everything. He will do whatever it takes to satisfy his clients. Ron always hands over all properties clean and all the walls patched properly. Also, if there's anything that may be still pending (damage), he will not rest until it's rectified sufficiently.
Having a realtor that cares this much, means that you should put your trust in Ron and know that he can not only sell your property for a great price but also will treat everyone with the highest level of respect and professionalism."
- Hai T.
"Ron is very knowledgeable in the business as well as patient. He explained everything right at the beginning of our appointment, and he took great care of every detail on the selling when i'm overseas. I'm very satisfied to have him as my realtor. Great work Ron"
- Wenbo L.
"Ron was very helpful while we were looking for our first place. He was patient with us as we learned about the market and buying process. He would answer our questions late at night over calls that normally were supposed to be 5-10 minutes but wound end up being closer to half an hour. Ron always worked quickly, thought of our interests and was extremely professional. After lots of hard work, he helped us write a successful offer on a wonderful condo without going over asking price!"
- Yoshiko A.
"I have been very impressed with my whole experience of dealing with Ron. A very professional agent, so congratulations on a job well done!! You are definitely a leader in this industry and wish there were more agents as skilled and competent as you. Ron Parpara is knowledgeable and an absolute pleasure to deal with. His service levels are exceptional and unprecedented. He looks after his clients beyond expectations! He is reliable and trustworthy. I will surely recommend Ron for all your real estate needs."
- Juville H.
"I have known Ron for more than 15 years and he has always been trustworthy. He is a great listener who genuinely cares and it shows in his interactions with other.
As a mortgage professional, I have worked with Ron on a professional level, and the clients would always mention his trustworthiness and ability to negotiate and navigate through difficult situations.
Ron is a great realtor who works well with both buyers and sellers, and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs help from an experienced real estate professional."
- Ben C.
"Ron is a very honest realtor and specializes in high end condos. He takes care of all the little details that most other agents may overlook. He gets the job done by being patient and listening well and will do whatever it takes to negotiate you a fair market price. Ron helped me with my condo at the Trump Tower in Coal Harbour and I'm so pleased with his services.
From the beginning he was personable, genuine and very responsive. Ron's advice and guidance gave me peace of mind throughout the process. Also he has great contacts!
We are still in touch today, if there's anything I need and that speaks highly about a realtor.
You can tell that Ron really enjoys his work and cares about his clients. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and experienced agent."
- Tony Y.
"I've been working with Ron as a buyer and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor. As a first time buyer in the market, Ron has demonstrated his experience, knowledge, patience and integrity throughout my search. He's not one to push his clients into making a transaction just to make a quick buck, but advises and makes sure that you're bidding on the right unit. He's also quite attuned to the general preferences of different cultural groups, which helps him consider resale factors for his clients.
Ron is also honest to admit if he's not too knowledgeable about an area, rather than make up information to tell his clients. Having someone honest to guide you through Vancouver real estate is a huge benefit.
Ron wasn't my first realtor, but he is now my preferred realtor."
- Edmond H.
"Ron was my realtor for a condo that I purchased two years ago in Richmond. His work-ethic and knowledge are second to none. Being a first time home buyer, I had a lot of questions and Ron was able to put me at ease by answering all of them. From beginning to end, Ron was available 24/7 and was very proactive in finding me listings to view. Within 3 months I had found the perfect place and with Ron's negotiating skills we were able to drop the price significantly. I found the perfect place and could not have done it without Ron's assistance. Even after my move in he still offered his services and answered any questions I had. I would HIGHLY recommend Ron to anyone looking for a realtor who will work in your best interest. Currently I am looking to sell my place and have listed it with Ron. I have received multiple offers already and am very pleased with the time and effort Ron has put in to market my place and get the best possible price."
- Nebojsa C.
"I met Ron at an open house in false creek where he represented a seller and I was there as a potential buyer. My first impression of him was I thought he was very charming, professional, attentive, and genuinely wanted to help me find a place. After several open houses, he was able to help me negotiate, navigate, and eventually close on my first place in November. He was able to deliver on all my asks and found a place for me within his expectation (3-4 months). In addition he helped arrange an extension contract with my new tenants, home inspection, and replace a damage fridge drawer with the previous owner. He has gone above and beyond!
I'm so happy to have met Ron who I consider as my realtor and now friend! I highly recommend reaching out to him if you are searching for a realtor."
- Dan J.
"Ron Parpara is one of the best realtors in all of Vancouver.
I have referred Ron several family and friends and they've all been super happy and are now also referring him. Ron is an exceptional selling agent. The thing that puts him over the top is his exceptional ability to negotiate. He knows what to say and when in order to get leverage and puts his client in a winning position every single time.
Another area where he really excels is his team of professionals that he works with. They are all highly skilled and experienced but offer fair pricing and of course Ron has negotiated preferred pricing for all their services. He's also a very experienced Realtor who knows and understands the business well. Ron will also be a part of the transaction even after it closes and never loses touch. He is great at closing deals.
If you are thinking of selling your property or purchasing a new one then he is the right guy for the job!"
- Dan H.
"Ron went above and beyond to make sure we found the perfect unit in the crazy Vancouver market. More importantly, even after we moved in, Ron responded nearly immediately to repair requests and ensured problems were dealt with as fast as possible. Even more, he made sure to check in after scheduled repair appointments to confirm that problems were resolved. Couldn't recommend Ron enough - will be sure to work him in the future whenever possible!"
- Bimal L.
"Ron delivered customer service beyond what I thought possible, and worked extremely hard helping my wife and I find a place. He was patient with us as we were new home buyers and we took a few months to figure out and learn the market and what we wanted.
Ron always wanted to make sure the place we were getting would meet our needs while also being a smart purchase that for instance, wouldn't end up being impossible to resell or have expensive repairs. I always felt that Ron put our interests first over an easy route out, and genuinely cared about helping us make a good decision on a place even if it took longer.
When we had an accepted offer, Ron kicked into an even higher gear. During a sizzling hot spring market, he managed to negotiate the price down and fought for every extra dollar we could save on a great home for us.
Ron was excellent to work with and I would choose him as my realtor again in a heartbeat."
- Thomas A.
"We couldn't have done it without Ron.
It was time to move to a bigger space, so my wife and I set out on the journey of buying a townhouse and selling our apartment. We decided to do it in a short timeframe and working with Ron made all the difference!
To start, Ron set a personalized online search that displayed only properties relevant to our criteria. This saved us a tremendous amount of time and allowed us to quickly respond in a hot real estate market. When we eventually found the one, Ron expertly guided us in carefully writing the winning offer.
Then it was time to sell the apartment and this is where Ron's 10+ year experience as a realtor really shined through. He organized a professional team of painters, cleaner, stagers, and photographer that quickly made our apartment look its best! Over the course of one week including an open house weekend, Ron attracted over 80 potential buyers, out of which 15 wrote offers at or above asking price.
My wife and I are very thankful we chose Ron for the job. He went above and beyond, absolutely exceeding expectations."
- Jose I.
"Mercedes has sent me on an international assignment from Germany to the Vancouver area, and I was fortunate to work with Ron to have him find a home for my family of five. I ended up getting a home in the Shaugnessy neighborhood. He negotiated a very good deal for a superb home. Not only did he go to great lenghts and many showings to find us the right home, but he was also very patient (as we had three small children accompany us through all of it), gave us valuable advice since we were not only unfamiliar with the local market, but also with Canada in general. Ron showed great talent to match the showings to the type of home we were looking for and advised us away from risky deals. Ron is very professional and hard working, available from early in the morning until late at night and through the weekends. I trusted him 100% the entire time to find nothing but the best deal for us. I would not hesitate to recommend him to family, friends, or colleagues.
- Joachim B.
"Ron helped me find my place, which I am glad to call a home for the past 3 years. He took into consideration all my needs and has gone above and beyond. I have been recommending Ron to all my friends and family due to his honest opinion and professionalism. And I will be sure to recommend him again! He will not rest until you are fully satisfied."
- Alan K.
"Ron Parpara was my realtor when I sold my large home in Kerrisdale and when I bought my condo in the West End. Ron is personable and calm. He listened well to what I wanted and carefully negotiated good deals for me. He is a skilled problem solver and was very ethical looking out for my best interest."
- Marsha A.
"I am very pleased with Ron's service. He was very patient while showing me several suitable options in this competitive market and communicating regularly when they went up for sale . Ron was also thorough by taking the time to help me understand the process and making it go smoothly. Finally, he helped after the transaction by putting me in contact with high quality professionals which is appreciated as new resident of Vancouver."
- Jennifer S.
"I am a mortgage broker and have worked with Ron and found him to be an excellent realtor to work with. I have found in my experience that working with a realtor that has experience and knows how to negotiate makes a big difference. It be the difference between getting a higher price for you property or making countless offer only to be outbid.
He has had many years of experience and his disposition is one that puts you at ease and no pressure in his approach yet is willing to work very hard to get just what is needed.
I recommend Ron for all your Real Estate needs and you won't be disappointed with the service and work and relationship you will have as a result."
- McKay W.
"Ron is a great Realtor. He takes care of his clients properties like his own. It's always nice to see realtors working in Vancouver for more than just a quick paycheck.
I've seen him deal with multiple properties and he handles things very professional. Whether he's dealing with one of his sellers or a tenanted property, he's very respectful to all parties involved.
I would be happy to recommend Ron as a Realtor in the Vancouver Downtown and Olympic Village condo market. He knows these buildings inside and out and really is an expert in his field.
Definitely give him a call if you are contemplating to list your property in these areas. He will get you an amazing price, while providing excellent and honest service throughout.
Yelp is accurate in ranking him highly as a real estate agent!"
- Derek D.
"Ron helped me purchase and sell a condo that I co-owned with a friend from December 2009 to June 2014. He dove into the competitive and chaotic business of real estate in Metro Vancouver. We decided to give Ron a call. I never expected the sleepless nights, the dishonesty, or even the explicit lack of professionalism I would face from other realtors, and sellers. As our realtor, Ron dealt with it all and made a world of a difference. He gave me perspective and was extremely patient as co-ownership sometimes has its complications. He advocated on our behalf and was a master of his craft. Ron went above and beyond, including meeting us late at night, running between Vancouver and Coquitlam to ensure we never allow a deal to pass us by. We eventually bought a beautiful condo where I spent almost 3 years of my life living happily. I moved to Montreal and rented out the condo. I then sold it in 2014 as my life was taken in a different direction.
It was not a good time to sell, but I did not want to keep the condo. Aside from my own personal standards of upkeep, Ron assisted me in bringing the suite up to standard for showing. Despite the bad time for selling, I sold the condo for over $10K more than other similar suites in the neighbourhood and building, for that time."
- Drew L.
"Ron is an amazing realtor. Im from Seoul and was new to Canada and Ron went out of his way to find me an amazing condo. He is very transparent, reliable and gets things done quickly. His experience definitely shows and I would recommend him to my colleagues without hesitation!!!!"
- JungKyun L.
"Ron did a great job. He is a truly honest realtor who works hard to make sure his buyers get the place that is right for them. Ron doesn't push places on buyers that may not be the perfect place, even if that means a lot more work on his part to keep doing showings and finding the right place. I would definitely recommend Ron to friends and family as he cares about his clients, and not just about making a quick buck."
- Ilya M.
"I was fortunate to find Ron as a first time home buyer. He is very knowledgable in the local market and patiently advised me away from many properties that would have been bad investments. He was always looking out for my best interest. From start to finish he made the purchase effortless and proved to me what an honest and hard working realtor is supposed to be. Ron also negotiated my buying price for under asking in a hot market and a desirable location. Thank you Ron!"
- Kevin R.
"Ron is truly the best Realtor we have ever had the pleasure of dealing with! He helped us sell our Condo in October 2017 and it was an absolute pleasure working with him. In Vancouver's crazy-cut-throat-greedy market you will find it very difficult if not impossible to find a Realtor as professional, patient, hard-working and knowledgeable as Ron.
You need him on your side no matter if you are selling or buying. He ALWAYS puts your needs and concerns first and does not put any pressure on you to make a decision. He makes a concerted effort not to take on too many clients at once so that he can spend as much time with you as required to be 100% satisfied with the deal.
We can't speak more highly of Ron and have recommended him to all our friends and we will keep on recommending him as he is truly a master of his profession. To top it all off, he is passionate about what he does and loves his work. He gives the profession a great name. Vancouver needs more Realtors like him.
Thank you Ron - Keep up your amazing work."
- Greg & Hannah V.
"First off, I want to state that Ron was my sisters realtor. He was amazing at understanding what she was looking for in her home and showed her places that met and exceeded what she desired. She has been living in her place for over 6 years and still can't believe this is her home.
Ron was very calming when the day to day stresses of house hunting got the best of her. She couldn't have done it without him. I hope that any potential clients realize that they are dealing with the BEST! I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone I know."
- Josh M.
"Ron Parpara was our realtor from both ends the selling of our condo and the buying of our townhouse. It was my first time going through the selling AND buying experience and never really know what to expect but of course our goal was to sell a generous amount over asking and to buy for a reasonable price according to the current market. I am not sure exactly how many years experience Ron has, but I know it's a significant amount because of his outstanding work ethic. Ron guided us with so much patience through the process, taking every pre-caution and all the necessary steps to ensure our condo sold way above asking - with a total of 15 written offers!!! And also at times he may have discouraged us from making offers on a number of townhouses because he knew from his experience and intuition in the industry that we would soon enough find a home that better fits all the descriptions of our dream home. It was surprisingly a pretty quick process for us, 4 weeks or so from completing the purchase to completing the sale. We are forever grateful to have the connection with Ron Parpara-Realtor and the privilege to have him assist us in the very best way possible during this live changing time of lives. Thank-You Ron Parpara!!!"
- Francine L.
"My family have worked with Ron with >8 years now and he has helped us with our purchase of our family home in Vancouver and condo in Richmond over the year. He is very professional and patient in ensuring that we get our dream home, never pressuring us into a purchase that does not fit us. Ron also does a great follow up after the sale is complete making sure that any outstanding problems are resolved. Definitely will go back to him for our real estate needs."
- Jonathan & Cheryl T.
"Real estate is something that you should not take lightly, it is a very important decision in any family's life. Having Ron on our side was a great way to make sure that what we had in mind was the right choice for us. He provides a very well rounded service, he knows what are the right questions to ask when dealing with property managers and developers and he always kept challenging our ideas in order to make sure that we were certain of our choice. He is very detailed oriented and he even went above and beyond by visiting some of the places that we were looking at and provided a detailed comparison with pros and cons of all the properties. I can't recommend him enough. If you are in the look for a house or property, you can always count on him"
- Ezra & Ingrid I.
"Ron is a great realtor. He was very patient with me as I bought my first ever home in North Vancouver. I appreciated that he is extremely detailed oriented and gave me all the information I needed to make my final decision. Buying a home can be very stressful but Ron was always there to answer all my questions and guide me through the process. I would highly recommend Ron to anyone who needs a realtor."
- Jan S.
"Ron did an excellent job for me as a realtor. He was very knowledgeable and professional, and went the extra mile for me. He negotiated a great price for me, explained to me the entire buying process and let me know at each step what I needed to do so I don't miss any important deadlines. He took care of the complicated things like the legal aspects and dealing with the selling realtor, and fighting my battles for me. He even helped me look for appliances for my apartment, something he didn't need to do as a realtor. He also referred me to a good mortgage broker and an inspector. There are lots of things to know about buying an apartment, and if I didn't have a great realtor like Ron, I would have paid too much and have other major headaches."
"Ron was amazing at understanding what I was looking for in my home and showed me places that met and exceeded what I desired. I have been living in my place for over 6 months and can't believe this is my home. He was very calming when the day to day stresses of house hunting got the best of me. I couldn't have done it without him. I hope that any potential clients realize that they are dealing with the BEST! I would not hesitate to reccomend him to anyone I know."
- Angela M.
"Ron Parpara made home-buying easy. Very knowledgeable and exceptionally patient, he took the time to explain to me, a first-time homebuyer, everything that I needed to know. Ron was more than willing to put in all the time and effort necessary to ensure that I was completely informed and satisfied throughout the entire process. You won't find a more honest and hard-working realtor than Ron, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone."
- Natalie W.
"Ron is a detail oriented guy who has a knack for real estate. He takes a value-added approach to helping his clients that sets him apart from other Realtors. I've worked with Ron and will continue to do so going forward as he's a great asset to have on my team to help my clients if they're looking to buy a home."
- Derek P.
I'm in my 13th year as a Realtor® and have acquired an extensive knowledge of the rapidly changing Vancouver market and surrounding area. One thing which is critical is that I will be your main point of contact from start to finish. To find out more, please see my about page.
I'm in my 13th year as a Realtor® and have acquired an extensive knowledge of the rapidly changing Vancouver market and surrounding area. One thing which is critical is that I will be your main point of contact from start to finish. To find out more, please see my about page.