Paul Askew has been our Realtor for 12 years now and each transaction we’ve had with him has been exceptional. We love doing business with Paul because he takes the time to make sure we fully understand the buying and selling process as well as educating us on the housing market. Paul is extremely friendly and easy to talk to, and a very kind and compassionate individual. Couldn’t ask for a more seamless process or a better Realtor!
- Val and Trevor, Home Buyers & Sellers
"Karssen Askew was so amazing as our realtor. She helped us sell our house in 3! days, and buy another one in just 2 more days. Her expertise and guidance made this daunting process very manageable. She is professional, knowledgeable, and committed to helping her clients. I would highly recommend her to anyone!"
- Cam & Claire B.
We would not consider anyone other than Paul Askew! Paul Askew has been our listing/selling agent, and our buying agent. We couldn’t ask for a better realtor than Paul throughout both processes. He listened to our preferences, provided excellent advice and feedback, was very patient, responded promptly to phone calls, texts, or emails, and always behaved with the utmost professionalism and competence. We particularly appreciated his thoroughness in researching and sending us detailed information on potential listings when we were looking to buy.
- Sherry and Barry, Home Buyers & Sellers
I am a Notary Public and have been practicing in the Victoria area since 1983 and I am working with other professionals on a daily basis including Realtors. I have know Paul Askew personally and professionally for over 40 years and have recommended him to many of my clients and friends. Paul is a true professional, his experience is evident, he always gets the job done promptly and efficiently and he treats people right. I would highly recommend Paul Askew as he is in my mind Victoria’s best Realtor.
- Ellington & Ellington Notary Public
I have worked with Paul over the past 23 years and have found him to be an excellent agent and a great family man. He must have set a fine example, as two of his daughters are now Licensed Realtors.
- Ray Blender, Managing Broker at RE/MAX Camosun
If you're considering the need for a real estate agent please reach out to the Askew team. I’ve met some questionable sales people in my short time but there isn't a spec of grease on these two. No pressure, easy to work with, and extremely knowledgeable.
The Askew team was top notch to deal with while trying to search for our first home! Paul was extremely knowledgeable about every neighborhood we looked at, and knew details that only 30 plus years experience could have brought to the table. Cassandra was excellent at keeping our customized search up to date, and arranging the viewings that suited our busy lives. They were both punctual, and very transparent about everything to do with the entire process.
I would highly recommend them to any of my friends, family, coworkers or anyone else who asks about a good real estate agent. I will also be utilizing them if we ever decide to sell or purchase another property.
One of the best parts of the experience was the patience, and understanding they had when we finally picked a home. I wanted to check the attic, septic, and crawl space before signing any paper work. Paul, and I searched the entire property high and low for any problems.
The absolute best part is that when you work with the Askew team you get two local community members who strive to help you get what you're looking for in yesterday's, today's, and tomorrow's ever-changing market.
The knowledge that Paul is passing on to Cassie is invaluable to her career on Vancouver Island and will help her achieve many great things in a short amount of time.
Thanks, Paul, and Cassie!
- Angela, Jordan, Alexis, Carson, Tanner, Home Buyers
I know Paul for five years. He was strongly recommended to me by my husband’s nephew and niece in the first instance. He had helped their respective families look for and purchase a house and a townhouse, respectively.
Between 2017 and 2022, Paul had been my own families’ real estate buying and selling agent for a total of four times. And each time provided outstanding services.
As a buying agent, Paul listened attentively to our needs and our resources, and made honest assessments of our situation, and recommendations as to the location and price range. He is one of the few agents who is genuinely concerned with client long-term satisfaction, ensuring no buyers’ regrets. He read minutes and depreciation reports, talked to Strata Council presidents and property managers, and took us to meet potential neighbour's. He even dissuaded us from pursuing a certain property we had shown initial interest -- so different from other agents who are more interested in collecting commission through quick transactions.
As a selling agent, Paul operates with the same thoroughness, honesty, and work ethic. He has excellent interpersonal skills, able to meander around risky family dynamics and individual agenda in co-owned properties. He is honest beyond words – even dissuaded us from listing our property when the market was not right. And when we decided to sell, he was able to guide us through the process and suggest an attractive listing price. And he was bang on!
Like our niece and nephew, I strongly recommend Paul as a real estate selling and buying agent, without reservations.
- Fong Woon, Home Buyers & Sellers
In May, 2022 when we decided to list our house we were looking for an experienced, knowledgeable, tentative Realtor working with a well established large firm. Paul Askew had sold houses in our complex before, has over 36 years of experience and is with RE/MAX CAMOSUN a well established firm. Previous clients recommended Paul to us.
At our first meeting with Paul he said he would keep us fully informed but all decisions would be ours. At the next meeting he came with a choice of marketing plans and a narrow range of asking prices based on the current, local market. Having been involved all my career in real estate I was impressed with his strategy and estimate of value. He sold our house in two weeks and within two percent of the asking price. His dedication, perseverance, coordination with other real estate agents and hard work was evident.
Yes, we were fully satisfied with Paul’s work and recommend him to others.
- Wes Umphrey, Home Seller
"Karssen Askew is hands down THE best agent ever!! I would give her 10 stars if I could. She has exceptional work ethics and is literally one of THE hardest working people I've ever met, and it definitely shows in her performance. She treats you not just as a client, but as a friend. There were many opportunities were she could have made more commission off of us if that was her goal, but she never pulled any tricks or ever pressured us to make us feel that it was about making money. It was always about helping us find our dream home (and we did!). She GETS you and can very easily narrow down properties that come very close to your price/expectations, and is very aggressive when it comes to bargaining on your behalf. Even during holidays and with 2hr time differences (virtual showings in another province), she returns your email/calls within minimal wait time. I was only able to physically view properties for a 2 day trip and somehow she managed to get me into every single property I wanted to view (well over 10), organized in perfect sync by location and time. Her attention to detail is to be applauded. She noticed very small things that could result in potentially very big problems and isn't shy to speak up on your behalf. Extremely competent, patient, dedicated, friendly, and every positive word in the dictionary, we firmly felt that she always stood in our corner, and there is no one I would recommend more to handle your property purchase. Thank you so much for your kindness and support, we are super grateful for everything that you've done for us!!"
- S & J
- Maria Middlemiss, Home Seller & Buyer
Paul Askew has been my trusted realtor for many years. He has provided us with many years of professional support and sound guidance in our real-estate choices regarding purchases, listings and referrals. The interaction, communication and sensitivity you have provided to us has made matters that we did not understand that much easier and therefore less stressful for us. Especially at a time when we were experiencing the pressures of time restraints and limited fiscal ability to move towards our now retirement dream location. Paul has always gone above and beyond as our listing agent. He took a considerable amount of extra time and effort to travel to our Great Central Lake property, (during a time when the 2021 market was very intense and time was of the essence) ensuring that the listing details were complete and accurate providing a seamless and stressless transaction.
Paul was also our buyer agent for our Saanichton property in 2001, again providing us with sound advice on location and stability for our family home. When we were preparing to list our Saanichton home in 2021, without hesitation we contacted Paul Askew, knowing that he would and could prepare us for the sale of this property with minimal stress in a high tempo, high-cost challenging market. He was always available at any time for questions and discussions. Additionally taking the time to investigate, guide and refer us to another excellent agent in the interior British Columbia where we purchased our retirement dream home.
We are most grateful and pleased to call Paul a friend and trusted professional realtor. We would strongly recommend this gentleman’s services to anyone as a listing and buyer agent.
- Paul and Tammy, Home Buyers and Sellers
"We stumbled into Cassandra's services quite by accident while looking at island property. She offered to assist us, and made our search easy! Cassie would always go the extra mile to find out about each place we were interested in, keeping our search listings updated to reflect our progress, and tracking down selling realtors/developers to clarify details and restrictions with the properties. She managed to save us money on the offer as well!
Highly recommend for any serious buyer, 10 thumbs up!"
- Krishan & Sean, Lot Buyers
From the very first moment we met Cassandra and Paul, we knew they would have our best interests at heart. Cassandra and Paul were professional, reliable and honest. (They also have a great sense of humor). They truly made us feel that we were important, and walked us through the whole process of selling our house from beginning to the sale of our home! We recommend Cassandra and Paul Askew as realtors, buying or selling! We will be using them again in the future!
- Tanya & Paul, Home Sellers
Today’s Real Estate Market is challenging and if not approached correctly can be difficult for either a Seller or Buyer. Therefore, if you are reading this testimonial and are considering purchasing or buying a home then please know that you need a qualified Real Estate Professional who can manoeuvre through the diverse waters of the Real Estate spectrum. An agent who knows how to manage complex situations and yet makes the process of selling or buying a home appear seamless.
It is therefore my honour to recommend Mr. Paul Askew, Personal Real Estate Corporation of Remax Camosun as your Real Estate agent. Paul is a consummate professional who truly has his clients interests in hand. For the month of August, 2022, Paul and his Daughter Cassandra Askew were awarded Top Producers for Remax Camosun.
To expect the best, hire the best. Thank you Paul and Cassandra for everything.
- The Gauthier’s, Home Sellers