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Over 90% of my business comes from referral. I am grateful for all these past clients that continue to put their trust in BK for all their Real Estate needs!
I’m always unnerved, and feel completely out of my element, when it comes to real estate, but Ben made the experience of selling my condo a lot easier, clearer and more human than these experiences have ever been for me in the past. He was always very open, honest and candid; never made me feel like a question was dumb, and I always felt like he was giving me his honest and thorough thoughts, even when difficult decisions arose. I felt informed and supported throughout the process of selling my condo; as such I recommend BK by Charles Real Estate to anyone looking for guidance in buying or selling a home.
By: Colby & Aunna Genoway
Working with Ben has been a great experience for us and our family. We live abroad and we were looking to relocate to Calgary but we didn’t think it would be possible for us with such a unique situation. Ben went above and beyond to help us find our home. He sent videos of homes that interested us, looked at homes with our extended family members while guiding us around on video calls and gave us reliable advice on the neighborhoods in the Calgary area. He worked hard to get us a home in our budget through negotiations then attended the inspection in our place, acting in our best interest in all these situations. He was a pleasure to work with and we will look forward to recommending him to our friends and family!
By: Dark & Clare
Me and my wife used Ben’s services to purchase a condo. He found a real gem for us and went above and beyond to get all our questions answered during the purchase process. What we liked the most is that he wasn’t overselling at all and wanted us to be sure before we made an offer.
By: 20/20 Home Insp.
I rarely leave reviews but this guy is TOP shelf!!! I had the pleasure of working with Ben Knopp on several real estate transactions. I’ve always heard great things about the Charles Real Estate group. Ben just seems to go above and beyond. Not only is Ben professional but he is also extremely knowledgeable about what he is selling. Take it from me as a custom home builder & home inspector. Most importantly, Ben is able to understand and read his clients needs accurately. It was refreshing to see! I am extremely impressed by Ben expertise in the market and can’t say enough good things. I highly recommend Ben and his team to anyone looking for quality realtors.
By: Andy & Lindsay
Working with Ben Knopp and his team at Charles Real Estate made our first home buying experience an absolute pleasure! Their extensive knowledge of real estate and the market in Calgary is top tier. If you are looking to buy or sell a home and want to deal with an experienced, professional, and knowledgeable team, Ben Knopp is the only way to go.
By: Maria G
Our experience with Ben was amazing. We listed our house for sale with Ben last spring after it’s been on the market for quite some time. Ben took time to listen to our story and to carefully review the list of all house upgrades. He also did a very thorough market analysis. Along with that Ben worked with the best professionals who took fantastic pictures of the place and ensured the house was listed on time and that the listing was accurate right the first time.
He wrote the best description of the house which precisely highlighted the best features of it. Of course we instantly had multiple showings which were easy to keep track of, thanks to Ben’s great organizational skills. Ben truly acted as our advocate and his incredible professionalism and communication and negotiation skills helped is to sell the house within just 2 months since it was listed!
We would recommend Ben to anyone who is looking for a competent real estate professional.
By: Conlan & Lindsay Seder
I met Ben through hockey 17 years ago. He was a great teammate and leader then and that carries through to today. Working with Ben was a fun experience! He never put pressure on us and helped guide us through the sale and purchase of our homes. We knew we would have a tough time selling our 4-plex unit because of the market, but Ben was able to get it sold for a price we were happy with.
Once we sold, Ben worked hard with us to narrow our search down. My wife and I flip-flopped on neighborhoods a few times, and Ben was always patient and helped us weigh the pros and cons of each. We found the perfect house and Ben helped us get it! Easier said than done, as the Sellers were very challenging, but again, Ben came through for us in a big way. Thanks for everything Ben, we couldn’t be happier in our new home!
By: Curtis Smith
I chose to sell my home knowing that the market was not good and Ben supported my decision and helped guide me through the process. It took three months and the right buyer to sell the house and I can’t thank Ben enough for making the process as easy and as stress free as it could be under the circumstances. I hope to never have to sell and buy a home again but if I do it will be Ben that I call to get it done.
By: Jessica Olstad
Ben pulled through huge for us in selling our home. In a very down market, Ben put together a great strategy with very attractive photos and amazing video to market our home. Not only did he almost get us top dollar, but the home sold in way under the average listing price at the time. This relieved so much stress for our family and took the worry out of the situation. At closing, Ben managed the process beautifully, ensured everything was smooth, and stress free. We totally recommend Ben if you are thinking or need to sell your home. He was always available and had great insight and problem solving skills. We would certainly list with Ben again.
By: Ronnie Olstad
Ben went above and beyond for us in selling our home in a very tough market where lots of the inventory has been sitting for extremely long periods of time. We were able to move it quickly, get a great offer and be done with showings and open houses which is a dream for a family with a toddler and a baby on the way. He had a clear social strategy and went the extra mile to ensure it was marketed really well.
By: Mac & Jill
As first time home buyers, we were nervous about buying our first home. We were amazed at how easy the process was! Ben and his team go above and beyond to make things happen, he was very patient, but when it was time to make a move or an offer he reacted extremely swiftly. Unfortunately his appendix burst during the closing of our deal, but when I reached out to see if he was doing alright, he quickly reminded me that I still had a document to sign! The guy is relentless!
Using the BK team has inspired us to get more involved in real estate and we look forward to making more deals with them soon!
By: Tim Manuel
Ben’s advice and intimate knowledge of the city led us to a purchase decision that suits our lifestyle better than any we would have discovered on our own. I am confident trusting his guidance in any real estate transaction and will be recommending his expertise for those seeking an inner-city gem of their own!
By: Monica Johnston
Purchasing a new home and selling your current place is a stressful experience. I was so pleasantly surprised with Ben. I was expecting an agent who only cared about making the deal and would say anything to make it happen. Ben was calm and did not use any of the high pressure tactics that I was dreading. Ben was available for a quick text or call at any time of the day throughout the entire buying and selling process. He was well informed, straightforward and patient. I would not hesitate to recommend Ben to any of my friends or family.
By: Darren & Lyndsay Brisebois
Ben recently assisted my wife and I with the purchase of our dream home. After years of looking online and after viewing a half dozen homes with Ben, we found a gem. The home went on the market on Wednesday and Ben was able to book the showing first thing Saturday morning. When we walked in the house we knew ‘it had to be ours’. Ben contacted the realtor immediately and negotiated a deal for us that afternoon. We had a conditional sale by dinner time. Ben coordinated all documentation, picked up our deposit cheque and helped us through the home inspection process. It was painless. I have known Ben for a number of years and had always known I’d want him on ‘our side of the negotiating table’. We couldn’t be happier and will recommend Ben to all our friends.
By: Bik Sandhu
Ben Knopp Real Estate is no doubt in a class of its own when it comes to realtors. Ben’s patience with me and my family through the process was impressive. I always felt Ben had my interests in mind and that I could trust him 100%. On several occasions, Ben and team went beyond their duties to ensure client satisfaction. Hoping to work with Ben again in the future!
By: Jay & Jordan Peterson
Ben’s calm demeanour, combined with his experience as an agent, was invaluable to us as buyers. We happened to time it so that we negotiated the purchase of our house during the Christmas holiday, which is a potentially stressful time for many people. But Ben’s professionalism, and his patience throughout the process, made the experience unforgettable. Just to give some idea of what it was like: we spoke with Ben on Christmas Day, and were in contact throughout the holiday season, discussing a number of scenarios and potential concerns; Ben also helped us arrange appraisals and inspections before New Year’s Day; and we signed the final sale agreement in early January. This is no small feat, considering how busy the holiday season can be. Ben’s commitment to us as clients was remarkable! We’re very happy with how everything turned out, and we would recommend Ben to anyone in need of an agent. Thanks, Ben, for all of your invaluable help and guidance!
By: Lisa Woods
Knowing Ben for years, I was impressed to see his professionalism come forward when buying and selling. His steadfast approach during the buying process put me at easy, and I knew I could trust his voice to represent my own. Ben was prompt in answering my questions and provided honest feedback with a knowledge base of the industry, as well as common practices, that I believe comes inherently to him from preceding generations within the industry. On the selling side, his team was second to none. The photos, video and listing of my house were professional and attractive. He listened to what I wanted and provided helpful recommendations. Ben sold my place for the price I wanted IN ONE DAY! Enough said.
By: Aleksandra & Oleg Vinoradov
We have been fortunate to retain Ben as our real estate agent. Ben has recently sold our house, finding for us the right buyer despite currently underactive market. Our overall experience in working with Ben has been very positive. He is highly professional, competent, and experienced in the real estate business. He has a pleasant personality and is easy to work with. We would not hesitate to recommend Ben to anyone who is looking for a reliable and effective real estate professional.
By: Mike & Lisa Mcmanes
Ben was amazing! He made the home selling experience EASY and painless! He was professional and efficient, and answered every question we had with ease and confidence. In the future we look forward to working with Ben, and are highly recommending him to anyone who is looking sell or buy a home!
By: Lexi & Mike Lausch
We both sold our condo and bought a new house within a month but Ben made the process so much easier by providing experience, patience, honesty and dedication. We were impressed with his experience both in the detached and condo market. As well, we never felt pressured to make a decision we weren’t comfortable with and he offered as much time as we needed to discuss the options presented. And more than anything he was available whenever we needed to look at places, accommodating our very busy schedule. Thanks again Ben!!!
By: Scott Schoneck
Buying and selling homes is always a stressful event, even selecting a realtor is a daunting task. Look no further than Ben Knopp to give you a trustworthy, competent, personable, rewarding experience. His extensive knowledge of the market keeps you at ease every step of the way, whether it is buying or selling. Ben helped us on both sides of the deal, and his approach to marketing our home was perfect for us and made us feel very comfortable throughout the process. SOLD and SOLD, Ben will get the job done for you, Thanks for your hard work and friendship!
By: Gary & Nanthima Thorpe
We had a great experience with Ben as our buying agent. Ben is friendly, quick to respond to questions, eager to help, and focussed on getting a good deal.
By: Stephanie Mayson
If you want someone you can trust, has a pulse on the current market trends, and will give you honest straight feedback, expert advice and guidance then Ben Knopp should be your realtor. Buying or selling a house is stressful enough as it is, but when you have someone you can trust and is loyal to you and proves that he is truly on your side by making sure all of your needs are met it makes for a better overall experience and less stress! Ben not only provided me with that comfort but his work ethic is also to be admired. He acts quickly, sticks to his word on getting things done and available when needed. I had an amazing experience with Ben and appreciate and respect his knowledge, professionalism, and work ethic that he brought with my sale of my place. I would highly recommend Ben Knopp as your realtor if you would like to have an overall positive, stress free experience that gets the job done.
By: Wesley Eckhardt
As a first time home buyer I had a lot to learn and I’m happy that Ben was the one supporting me through that learning process. He worked with me every step of the way and was always willing to answer whatever questions I had regardless of the time of day I asked them.
By: Rhys Kane
If you are looking for a Calgary realtor, Ben Knopp is the man for you. In a tough market Ben sold our house in a timely manner and got close to what we asked, and secured our new home achieving us a great deal. He is extremely professional, personable, and thorough with his advice. For every question that came up Ben had an answer, certainly the best real estate experience I have ever had. You won’t be disappointed
By: Kay & Curt
When reaching out to Ben, we had no doubt that he would find us our home! He was amazing to work with and I would recommend him in a heartbeat! His attentive and professional personality made our experiencesmooth and fun. He provided us with endless knowledge, support and patience. He knew exactly what we were looking for and got us into an amazing place that we are beyond happy with.
By: Kirsten P
Thank you for hand holding me through this process and getting me what I wanted! The Communication, Marketing and Trust you gave to us was fantastic. Thank you again!
By: Derek and Barbara Squirell
Barbara and I want to thank you and express our appreciation for the extraordinary work you did in selling our home on the first day it listed! As a long time member of the residential construction and marketing industry I feel qualified to commend you on your marketing efforts and professional abilities – I am sure it made all the difference. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends and family and wish you continued success in the future – well done!
By: Trent and Jenn Oct 2016
Ben was very patient with us. We had Ben engaged for about a year and a half prior to our purchase and sale. We were receiving all new listings in specific areas with certain criteria, and more often than not, went and viewed these new listings. Ben was very patient with us, which is quite admirable and seemingly difficult to find in a realtor. Ben was knowledgeable, professional, trusting, courteous, calming and reassuring all at the same time. I would highly recommend Ben to anyone who is looking for a realtor who is genuinely concerned about his clients and only wants the best for them, not necessarily for himself. We are very pleased with our experience!
By: Kelsy Ully & Mitch Redshaw Oct 2016
Ben is a realtor that remains calm when you are feeling stressed! Ben helped us to sell our condo and purchase a new home. Even during a slumping market he was able to market our condo to potential buyers and get it sold. He has great marketing material and hosts an excellent open house. While we were waiting for our condo to sell we were diligently looking at houses to purchase…and there were a lot! Ben was extremely patient with us and took the time to learn what our must have’s and wants were which helped to narrow down which properties to view. We had a lot to choose from as the market had been flooded with listings but, we just couldn’t find the right fit even after seeing 30 properties. Possession day for the buyers of our condo was nearing and things were getting down to the wire and becoming stressful for us as we needed to find a place to live. Ben took action and reached out to all of his connections within the real estate world asking if they had any listings or knew of any that fit our criteria…well it worked and we are now in a home that seems like it was built for us. Ben is a realtor that remains calm when you are feeling stressed and takes his time to listen and understand. He helps to find exactly what works for you. We would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking to sell or buy their home.
By: Sarah Hernandez – Sep 2016
Ben was great to work with! This was my first time buying a home and I found him to be really professional, really knowledgable and most importantly, really patient with all my questions. He listened to all of my requests and made sure that all the properties I looked at, online and in person, met all my criteria. As a condo owner himself, he made sure I knew what to look for, gave me great advice on what to expect as a condo owner, and was very supportive throughout the closing process. I really appreciated having someone with experience working with me through this process and he was great about answering any of the random questions I threw at him! I strongly recommend Ben, and when the time comes to look for my next home, he will be the first one I call.
By: Brandon & Sean Miller – Sep 2016
Ben made the process of buying a house very easy, and as very stress free! We used Ben to buy a our first property. It was definitely one of many properties we looked at. We looked over numerous areas in the city, Ben was always accommodating, and made it easy to set the appointments up. He had a strong back ground of Knowledge on the homes/areas that we were looking at. He had numerous emails of potential houses that he had flagged with our interests in a property in many areas of the city that we could choose from and view easily, with out any hassle.. He made the process of buying a house very easy, and as very stress free.
By: Shannon Thompson Aug-2016
Ben was an exceptional real estate agent! He went above and beyond to ensure my property showed beautifully. He took extra time have professional quality photos of taken of the property, and marketed it heavily. He was prompt in responding to questions and extremely knowledgeable about the neighborhood and similar comps. His hard work paid off and my property sold in less than a week, at near asking price in down market. I couldn’t be happier with Ben and the fantastic job he did.
By: Bryce Rowe & Kristen Lane – Aug 2016
Ben was a pleasure to work with! Ben was a pleasure to work with. He was very easy going and patient as we looked at a variety of houses and neighborhoods in trying to find the right fit for ourselves. Once we found the house, he was very helpful in providing insight and advise as we navigated through the negotiation and closing phases (we are first-time home buyers). Ben was very professional throughout the whole process, and we look forward to working with him again for our next home.
By: Cory & Shanna McCutcheon – Aug 2016
We had a really great experience with Ben. We had a great referral from out neighbours and we’re glad we took their advice. Ben had our place sold in nine days for 98% of our asking price. In this market, that’s pretty awesome!
By: Nicole Larkin
They had it sold before it was on the market! Working with Ben & Jim was great. Not only did we get our asking price for our place, they had it sold before it was on the market! Now that takes some talent. The process of buying and selling my home was a lot less stressful than I thought it would be. I would definitely recommend them and have already referred a couple of friends.
By: Matt & Gosia Dixon
Best Realtor we’ve ever worked with Ben went above and beyond to help show us around Calgary and find our perfect home. His dedication during the process, and well beyond, is what makes him the best Realtor we’ve ever worked with. It made our relocation from Toronto to Calgary seamless. Thanks Ben for being there for us!