Rick Gibson Testimonials

An overview of Rick Gibson's client experiences with buying or selling their home.

Rick was available when we called him, and was honest and transparent in all of our communication. He gave us good advise as far as the pricing of our unit, and encouraged us not to sell when the prices were too low.
Our experience with Rick was fantastic! Wow, so quick and painless !! He answered all our questions clearly and professionally. There was no pressure, just positive encouragement that lead us to making the thrilling decision to buy a vacation home. Rick was always on time and was available to us at any time we needed to have a question answered or just some reassurance that our purchase was a sound one. It's great to have someone so thoughtful and knowledgeable to work with. Thanks Rick !!

- Ken, Di and family

Rick once said to me (I am quoting verbatim here) "I do my best to look after my clients no matter what" I have to say, without a word of exaggeration, Rick is entirely true to his word. He has worked above and beyond what I would have expected from any real estate agent and I would not hesitate to hire him again in the future.

- K from Courtenay

Rick was attentive to my needs from the start. His advice on pricing, timing and display of my property was realistic. He supplemented me with newsletters during slow periods in the market which made me feel that my listing still mattered and that he was out there representing me.

- Chris from Mount Washington

Working with Rick on the sale of our place was so easy! There was never any pressure put on us. He was readily available to answer any of our questions and always kept us informed. Throughout the process, Rick provided us with good advice. We would absolutely deal with Rick again. He has been the best realtor we have ever dealt with. Thanks Rick!!!!

- Chris Francis and Brad Smith

SOOOOO awesome ! Rick you rock ! You were always one step ahead and always put our needs in front of your own. A true professional and serious negotiator. Rick is the real deal and a straight shooter through and through. Nothing compares to knowledge and experience. Thank you sir !

- Felicity Buskard & Matt Van Dyke

Rick was always available and completely honest in getting a very good price for me in the end.

- Don Casper and Ward Robinson

Rick hung in there. In a market with few buyers, he worked with us to hold price and was professional in his dealings. We appreciate his effort and outcome was as expected. No surprises, good communications.

- Kevin, Nadine and Family from Mill Bay

Rick's knowledge and experience were invaluable to us with the sale of our property. The few wrinkles we encountered were easily handled by Rick which ensured a smooth and trouble free completion.
Excellent Service, very committed to ensuring everything was easy.

- John and Caitlin Slater

We purchased our amazing place at Mount Washington with the very capable help of Rick, who has since become a neighbour and friend. He was extremely knowledgeable about the local market, a courteous tour guide, entirely low pressure and yet very efficient and helpful with the final transaction. There is simply no other agent around who can match Rick's expertise at Mount Washington!

- Jeff, Carla, Maryn and Neeve, from Victoria

Rick Gibson was the agent for the sale of our jointly owned suite in Building 100. He was scrupulous in all our interactions and served us very well. He gave us good advice and worked very hard for several months in our interest in a difficult and frustrating market. We would certainly recommend his services to anyone wishing to buy or sell on Mount Washington.

- John, Roger and John from Victoria

I found Rick a great help in selling the condo property. I ran into some unforeseen legal problems with closing and Rick was most valuable in suggesting solutions which eventually lead to getting the property sold. Happy sellers and happy buyers.
Looking back at the experience of buying my first home, from the comfort of my new, beautiful living room, view of the river at my doorstep, wood burning stove at my feet, I think about how I almost said no to this. In fact, I did say no....and Rick, what did he say?.....”I think you're making a mistake” and that was all he said. “Damn you” was what I was thinking. Now, looking back at it all, I truly don't believe Rick would have said it if he hadn't actually believed it. His belief turned out to be absolutely right. Despite my fears and uncertainty, I was not led astray. Rick helped me see the potential sitting before me and what I could create. A lot of emotions arise when you buy a house, Rick was patient and thorough at answering my list of questions, posing the right ones back and helping to get me on the path to creating what I was looking for.

- Jennifer Naples

It was an easy go from start to finish. Rick prepared us for all scenarios and there was very little effort required by us to complete the transaction. This was one of the most positive real estate experiences we have ever had. It was a pleasure working with him.

- Rick and Lynne from Abbotsford

Our experience with Rick as our realtor was 100% positive. He was very professional and we really felt he had our best interest at heart. We will definitely recommend Rick to our friends and will use him in the future if needed.

- Sandy and Gerry Royer, Courtenay

Rick is awesome!! Very well organized and he made purchasing our condo at Mount Washington easy and seamless. He is on the top of our list when we need a realtor in the future. Thanks Rick.

- Chris and Heidi from Black Creek

Rick is wonderful to work with. We literally took years to choose the right ski condo for us at Mount Washington, yet Rick never tired of showing us potential units. His knowledge of the overall market and specific buildings is incredibly impressive; and more importantly, he willingly shares everything he knows (even the not necessarily flattering tidbits) so we were able to make an informed decision. Thanks to Rick, we were fully confident in our choice and offer; and very happy with our final purchase.

- Bryce Willett and Daniella Lopez

Rick is well knowledgable and gave his full attention to us. We are glad that we choose him to sell our place due to his knowledge on the mountain. No pressure and willing to work for us.

- Tania and Manfred Schneider

I was introduced to Rick after he helped my parents find a home. He spent a lot of time with me finding out exactly what I wanted, and giving me advice. He helped me find the property that was right for me, and helped me negotiate. Rick wasn't afraid to play hardball to help me get the best deal.

- Samuel Bell

We have known Rick for many years. As well as being one of the best realtors in the Comox Valley, his knowledge and experience of the Mount Washington property market is second to none. We would use Rick's services again in a heartbeat, and have no hesitation in recommending his friendly and efficient service to others.

- Bridges Family from Comox

Easy to work with. Easy to get hold of and get answers back right away
My fiancee and I were first time home buyers, relocating long distance from the mainland, when we connected with Rick. We had an unusually challenging experience dealing with a tricky seller and Rick was incredible. He was honest, trustworthy, and assertive every step of way. We always felt like he was working hard for us, and ultimately, we got our perfect first house. We would work with Rick again in a heartbeat and would highly recommend him to anyone.

- Adam and Melanie from Courtenay

Rick has an exceptional amount of experience with buying and selling Real Estate on Mt. Washington. Not only was he the agent of note when we bought our condo 26 years ago but he was still there when it came time to sell it. Rick, with his confident and personal touch, made selling our condo a breeze. After only a short listing he was able to bring us a very reasonable offer and without a bump or breakdown the suite was sold. Thanks, Rick, for this stress free experience.

- Bev, Arnie, Jan and Al from Duncan

Rick has a very good bedside manner and clearly presented the options before us and the circumstances surrounding our recreational property sale. I highly recommend Rick for any real estate transaction.

- Garry and Lynette from Victoria

Rick was a great help in the purchasing of a condo on Mount Washington. He was prepared, knowledgeable and very easy to work with. I would be very comfortable in recommending his services.

- Barry MacFarlane, Powell River

We found him very professional & knowledgeable. He kept us informed & he was a big help during negotiations as we were in another country at the time.

- Ken and Kathy from Mount Washington

Rick was knowledgeable and professional. He made the whole process of purchasing our property on Mount Washington seamless. We highly recommend Rick.

- Colleen and Larry from Nanaimo

This realtor has an acute knowledge of the local market. He gives the client all the relevant market details necessary in making an informed decision. Just as important, he is great at adapting to the specific needs of the client.

- Chris from Nanoose

Rick has excellent communication skills and was optimistic and helpful while my property was listed. He was also tenacious, which is something admirable! Once he found a buyer for our land in Courtenay, he closed the deal quickly and professionally.

- Dwight Milford, Duncan, BC

 From the first time I met him, I found Rick Gibson an easy person to relate to and talk with. Following an initial viewing of the house, it soon became evident that from a real estate perspective he would offer an objective, realistic opinion of my current house value – quickly identifying both the positive and negative aspects, given the current market and his appreciation of what the average buyer was seeking. Simultaneously it became apparent that he was equally interested in my opinion and interests, as the seller. The end result was that I soon was able to gain a definite appreciation of what my general expectations should be, when the house was listed. Mr Gibson took over all relevant responsibilities related to the listing. One factor of particular value was his taking a “virtual tour’ video of all rooms (set to show the most positive aspects) shareable online. This reduced viewings to buyers with a definite interest. Mr Gibson set viewing times, to accommodate my schedule. As well he determined when these should terminate, so that I could consider relevant offers. When I had made my selection, he remained supportive, working closely with other realtors. All possible issues were efficiently and effectively eliminated or dealt with to my benefit. Mr Gibson helped me understand legal factors prior to completion of the negotiations, responding promptly to any questions I had. Mr Gibson definitely earned his share of final sale proceeds. Certainly, I would recommend him to others. If/when relevant I will call on his services again.

- Glenda Gentleman from Royston

I received the absolute best advice and guidance from Rick Gibson in the sale of my house and property. There are absolutely no items that still need to be handled. Rick is just the best realtor available.
Great experience, after trying to sell our house on the mountain for some time now. Rick was the one who was able to make it happen. I think that it helps that he has so many connections to Mt Washington and has been well established there for a number of years.Rick saw the highlights in our property and focused on those .He was always available for questions and very professional .

- Johnston Family

Rick is awesome! Rick was so encouraging to me to not give up and get this deal done. we almost lost this place a couple times but if it was not for Rick's extra hard work I wouldn't be enjoying my new home.. Many thanx again to you Rick.

- Paul Dexter

Rick has been extremely helpful in getting our condo in Mt. Washington sold. His real estate expertise and the ability to collaborate and work with all parties were real assets. We were really thankful for Rick's assistance and would recommend him to anyone who is either looking to buy or sell their property in Mt. Washington.

- Winnie from Victoria

It was a pleasure working with Rick. His in-depth knowledge of our area was an invaluable asset in helping us find the perfect place.

- Todd, Katie and Andrew Phillips

We have known Rick for 16 years, as we purchased our brand new condo in Bear Lodge at Mount Washington through Rick. A very pleasant experience and his knowledge and passion about the mountain always shows. We have had encounters with Rick on strata council, as owners and as directors and Rick is always professional and has the best interest of Bear Lodge in mind. When it was time for us to sell our condo, we wouldn't have chosen anyone but Rick to represent us. We had a quick and easy sale, and with many memories of great family time at Bear Lodge, we say goodbye.

- Bill and Denise Allan, Lake Cowichan, B.C.

A very good experience with Rick, who knew the market well and got us an offer above our listing price.

- Richard and Stephan from Victoria

I found Rick to be professional, honest, and reliable during the entire process of selling my house which was located at Mt. Washington Resort. His real estate sale experience and his extensive knowledge about the resort were both instrumental in the sale. His frequent emails kept me well informed about the resorts housing market and resort business in general. I would recommend Rick to anyone looking to buy or sell a property at Mt. Washington Resort. Thank you Rick!

- Carrol from Ladysmith

Rick has been our realtor for some 15 or so years. In that time he has shown himself to be reliable, honest, and a person of great integrity. I wholeheartedly recommend his service in the Courtenay/Mt. Washington area to anyone seeking a realtor. I've bought and sold many properties over the years and I generally am either indifferent to or resentful of the commissions I'm charged. With Rick I felt that I had received more than my money's worth.

- Mark from Shawnigan Lake

Rick Gibson is a great Realtor!

- Rose Ray

Excellent throughout, very friendly and gave us good advice when buying the property and after with great followup.

- Ian and Yvonne from Ontario


- G & L Fernie

Rick was a great communicator. Honest and hard working.

- Garth & Alison Hastings

Rick kept us very well informed throughout the process and provided great advice regarding listing price and how to best respond to offers, and was always available for us. It was a pleasure to work with someone who is knowledgeable about local markets and so involved in the community.

- Ron and Colleen

Courteous, professional and very easy to talk to. All communication was clear and informative. Regular updates were also appreciated.

- Tarj from Victoria

Rick was very helpful with during our home buying experience. His sound advice and experience was greatly appreciated.

- Chris and Soleena, from Courtenay

I had heard that Rick Gibson was difficult to work with and was opionnated. I looked at his successes over the last many years and thought possibly with all the positive comments, I should at least speak with him. I found him quite forward and candid but extremely knowledgable to the mountain market. He listed our property for more than we thought it was worth and he convinced us that the value was as he said. He proved us wrong as the property sold close to the asking price. When the offer came in low, we discussed it and against our thoughts, we rejected the offer and Rick was agressive in his response. The buyers paid the price. We discovered that Rick was great to deal with and he was very cleatly looking after our interests. We can see though that a buyer might think Rick is difficult. But he proved to us clearly that he was on our side and had our backs. We would never deal with anyone else. Thanks Rick! Keep doing what you do!

- J. Edgar

Met Rick 10 years ago and our dealings with him have always culminated in a positive outcome! Rick has also helped friends and associates to purchase or sell properties on the Mountain and Rick has always given great service I will always recommend him for any Real Estate or other Mountain related business, his wealth of Knowledge is impressive.

- Tim and Karen, from Victoria

Working with Rick was an excellent experience. He is a diligent agent whose wealth of local knowledge provided great insights when considering where to buy in the valley. He was able to quickly narrow down and understand exactly what type of home I was looking for. He provided thoughtful pros and cons of all the homes we viewed together. He was a pleasure to work with and would highly recommend him.

- Paige Campbell

Very Positive but must Preach Patient once a buyer was found did a masterfull job to complete the sale to my satifaction
Rick just sold our family ski condo at Mnt Washington . The experience was remarkable. From day one it was clear he had our back and our best interests in mind. He is an experienced professional who always kept us in the loop and delivered on his promise to have the place sold quickly despite the challenges of COVID.

- Peter and Sue Gray of North Vancouver

Rick went above and beyond every step of the way. We relied on his knowledge and experience to navigate the busy market and make the best decision for our needs. He guided us through a complicated purchase and we are grateful for it! Thanks, Rick :)

- Michael and Theresa from Courtenay

My experience with Rick was wonderful. As a first time home buyer, I found him patient and easy to express my concerns/neurosis (lol) to. I very much appreciate his tendency to err on the side of caution versus trying to push you into buying a house. When we found the right house, he worked magic to get fairest price possible. And now, after the deal has closed, he is still checking in to make sure I'm on track with the things I need to stay on top of as a first time home buyer. Thanks Rick!!!

- Annette, from Vancouver and now Courtenay

He was great to deal with in ALL ways. I look forward to meeting him 1 day. We did everything by phone email and text. It was a great experience !

- Judy & Garnett from Victoria

Rick Gibson is an exceptional real estate advisor. We have had both the opportunity to buy and sell real estate with Rick. Rick has tremendous knowledge of Mt. Washington and provides the detailed information required to allow you to make the best possible decision. In addition, Rick will positively challenge you on your decision to make sure you see the deal from all sides allowing you to execute with clarity. The service provided by Rick is absolutely fantastic.

- Matthew & Natasha from Victoria

Professional and friendly, Rick listened to my needs and my long term goals and made them a reality. I would recommend Rick to all.

- Darcy

Rick is very knowledgeable about the mountain. Went out of his way to help me fulfill a dream to own a place on the ski hill. Very helpful, straightforward, and pleasant to deal with. 5 star!!

- Jason from Qualicum Beach/ Costa Rica

We found Rick to be a highly knowledgeable realtor specializing in a very unique market. Following his expert advice led to us receiving a timely and highly suitable offer on our Mount Washington property.

- Tom and Heather

I had a past client who is a good friend of mine. He was wishing to purchase a particular vacation home. Our search led to Rick. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge and professionalism. It would give me great pleasure to refer multiple buyer's or sellers to him

- Elaine Benson- Realtor in port Moody

Amazing experience. This gentleman is committed to a higher purpose than just representing you in your sale or purchase, He gets it.

- Lawrence and Robyn Winkler, Nanaimo

Prior to listing my home for sale, naturally I was a bit nervous and had no idea who to call. It was suggested to me through a friend that I should give Rick Gibson Group a call. From first conversation, I was never made to feel rushed in the process, every question answered thoroughly and always on the ball. I was never left wondering, what do I do next? The process was flawless, even though the sale of my modular home came with challenges. From Felicity staging my home, to Rick finding old necessary documents, both went above and beyond. They were easy to talk to and both incredibly kind to our family. Their humour was an added bonus. If you're buying or selling your home, don't hesitate to give them a call! Forever grateful to you both.

- Kaila Kassinen, from Comox Valley

Rick spends time with first time homeowners, explaining what to expect and truthfully identifying what is within their price range.

- JT from Courtenay

Rick was very knowledgeable and experienced with the intricacies of purchasing property on Mount Washington. His familiarity with the history of ownership on the mountain and the properties available is invaluable. He was great to work with; efficient, responsive, honest, authentic and thoughtful. I recommend him to anyone looking to buy on the mountain.

- Allisha from Cumberland

Rick Gibson has been our realtor for more than 20 years. He is honest, straight forward, creative, an expert in the real estate field, and doesn't waste our time. He is the ultimate professional.

- J. and J. R., Comox

We have known Rick since 1989, and he looked after the purchase of our lot in Courtenay. When things started to go sideways, he coached us through the process, to a very satisfactory conclusion, and we are still friends today.

- W. & G. W., Courtenay and Mount Washington

Rick was there for us every step of the way. Our transaction was not an easy one and was time sensitive. Rick updated us and coached us on each step throughout the process. Rick is very professional and diligent in providing very good communication throughout the entire process.

- Doug and Kim from Cumberland

Rick Gibson's unsurpassed knowledge of the Mount Washington real estate business was evident right from the start of our transaction. He was able to answer our every question (and some we did not know we should ask!) While leading us through the process, Rick patiently explained our options and helped us reach good decisions. We intend to ask Rick to handle our future property sales and highly recommend him to anyone seeking a great real estate agent.

- Gerald and Candace from Oak Bay

I used Rick's services when I purchased a condo at Mt Washington fifteen years ago. During those years I came to know and appreciate Rick better. So, when it became time for me to sell, I used Rick again. He is a thorough professional with unparalleled knowledge and experience in the Mt Washington market. He really cares about his clients and is patient with their questions, giving complete and well informed answers. He would be my realtor of choice for any future real estate dealings at Mt. Washington or in the Comox Valley.

- Peter, from Victoria

Our experience was good. We went through a period when there was no interest in chalets and then, more recently, when interest rose. Rick explained his thinking and reasons for and against an idea.

- David and Jean from Duncan

Best ever

- Rhodell White

All aspects of the sale for which Rick Gibson was responsible were carried out efficiently and in a professional manner. He worked hard to sell my property and succeeded in difficult market conditions; He kept me informed of progress throughout the process and advised me in strategic decisions to facilitate sale of the unit. His extensive knowledge of the Mount Washington property organization and how things are done within that legal framework was extremely valuable on many occasions throughout my ownership of my home on the mountain, as he willingly shared his knowledge and advice. I recommend him to any buyer or seller of property, particularly on Mount Washington.

- Bill Perry

It was great dealing with Rick. He is super knowledgeable about the area and was able to answer any questions that we had. Very helpful and easy to get a hold of. He is able to make a situation that can be stressful go as smoothly as possible.

- Jennifer from Nanoose

Rick Gibson was a wealth of information in every area of our recent Mt.Washington condo purchase. He was there to help make the experience as stress free as possible. His knowledge of the area was greatly appreciated. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy property!!

- Laure Hartwig-Clay and Jaret Clay from Victoria

After working with Rick nine years ago when buying our new house in Comox, we did not even think about anybody else to assist us in selling the house again in 2017. Rick walked with us during the whole process and followed up all the time. We are so grateful for the professional way he has handled everything.Thank you Rick, for once again understand our situation so well.

- De Jagers from Comox

I rang Rick in April and asked him to put my condo on the market and he agreed like a shot. We hadn't met since I bought the condo in 2004 but it was great that he remembered me and I immediately felt he was there for me, not just for a possible sale. He advised me when to put the property on the market, what price, and to save me a long journey, organized cleaners to go in and make the place spotless and ready for viewing. He put up patiently with my vagaries (I am elderly!) and basically took all the worry of selling away, and best of all, sold the condo in a matter of weeks. What else can I say but "thankyou Rick".

- Betty from Duncan

Rick is wonderful! He sure knows the mountain and went above and beyond in helping us sell our condo. If you're going to buy or sell on the mountain, you've got to go with Rick!

- Renate and Jack from Victoria

Rick is the consummate professional in the field at Mt Washington. With an extensive history on the mountain Rick knows each and every inch of the village. As a result, you won't get a more knowledgeable, realistic appraisal. His dedication to his work coupled with an unfathomable work ethic, Rick gets the job done, and done well. We have met with other agents, none are as reputable, honest, and trustworthy. With Rick, you couldn't be in better hands.

- M and G Frank

First class, VERY responsive, diligent. Good man.

- Don Arney, Saltspring Island

Rick was an excellent resource in our search. Very knowledgeable and never hesitated to provide thorough information. Feels more like a family member than a realtor, thank you for everything Rick!

- Kelly and Jason from Sooke, BC

Rick was my realtor purchasing a new home. He was extremely attentive, detail oriented, professional and quick to respond to any questions or queries. I would highly recommend him for your real estate needs.

- Greba M from Comox

Rick was great to work with. He always got back to us quickly, was flexible with our schedule, and was clearly knowledgeable about the mountain. The entire process was smooth and enjoyable. Rick was helpful and available through every stage, from our first inquiry about opportunities to after the sale had closed.

- Kyla McLeod, Gerrit Vink, and Nadia and Jeff Cauvin from Victoria

Rick was very helpful guiding me through the process and was always available if I had questions.
If you want THE best realtor, contact Rick Gibson! We had decided to buy a home in the Comox Valley and Rick had been referred to us. We only had a few days, but Rick was able to home in on our requirements and the perfect house was found! Everything went smoothly and we were so fortunate to have Rick working for us. We appreciated his honesty and integrity throughout, from initial contact until closing the deal. Rick efficiently and knowledgeably represented our best interests during the transaction and went above and beyond, making our transition to our new home so much simpler and less stressful! We referred Rick to our son, who also found the perfect property, with Rick's superior assistance and representation!

- Wanda and Doug Bell

I found Rick to be prompt, polite, an savvy to our needs in todays market.Rick has served our family's real estate needs since the 90's. Rick knows the valley, and has our families trust.

- Comox Family

Rick is the best! He knows the market and the properties extremely well. We would not hesitate to use Rick as an agent and highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell property on Mount Washington.

- Lisa from Nanaimo

Rick did a phenomenal job educating us as buyers. He was responsive, friendly and an expert on Mt Washington ownership. I have no hesitation recommending Rick and would happily turn to him if was going to sell or buy again.

- Duane and Sheila from Victoria

Rick was our agent for two purchases and one sale. We found him to be very thorough and professional. We would not hesitate to call on Rick for any of our future real estate dealings. We would also recommend him to everyone.

- Brian and Teresa McLaren

Rick was great to deal with, professional, timely on communication, no complaints! Would recommend him to anyone wanting to purchase or buy in the Comox Valley or Mt. Washington!

- Deb Simpson and Dave Knox from Victoria B.C.

I communicated with Rick for many years re the sale of a property on Mount Washington. I found Rick to be very professional, personable and pleasant to communicate with. I would recommend him as an excellent real estate agent to any prospective buyer or seller.

- Brian Townshend

Our experience with Rick Gibson was excellent from start to finish. He stayed in constant communication and made the whole experience go smoothly. He took the time to inform me on how the mountain works different for other purchases and made sure we were making an informed decision that was right for our family. I highly recommend Rick for purchase both on the mountain and elsewhere. Thank you Rick from the Green Family.

- Tyler and Katrinka Green