When choosing a real estate professional, get to know their history!

Below, you'll find information that will help you get to know us better - from awards and credentials we've achieved, to references from past clients.


We consider the satisfaction of our clients to be our greatest achievement, and take pride in our high volume of repeat business and referrals.

Call us today - we'd love to add you to this growing list!

E. Checov

Thank you Karel and Darryl. What an amazing experience you created for me. I am so very grateful for the top dollar sale of my townhouse. Top notch agents!

M. Sawers

Thanks Karel and Darryl! The video looks great. The sale is bittersweet for us. We’re glad it went so quickly and smoothly — and above list!

P. Pollak

I really appreciated all your hard work in getting my townhouse sold so quickly, only 1 week! Under difficult market conditions but thank you!, thank you! for making it happen.

C. & K. Stanger

We want to thank you for your outstanding service. We appreciated your patience, your ability to understand our needs and put these at the forefront of your work with us.

M. Carter

Darryl, Karel - two huge words: Thannk you! You guys rock!

A & A Kenny

We used Darryl and Karel to both buy a house and sell our existing home. We went through the buying process first and found them incredibly knowledgeable, honest and straightforward about Vancouver's slightly insane housing market. They were realistic with us about what we could expect within our budget, how long the process might take and they kept our spirits bouyed when we despaired of finding exactly what we wanted, not letting us settle for something we wouldn't be happy with in the long term. We ended up with the most wonderful house which was entirely due to their keeping an eye on listings we may not have looked at and guiding us through the negotiation process, making it much less stressful for us. As for selling our home, again they were very realistic about both it's positive and negative points and what we needed to do to make it as appealing as possible to potential buyers. They were unfailingly available for our questions and managed the sale in an extremely professional way, putting together a strategy that made sense both for the market and for our lifestyle. We would highly recommend them to anyone who was looking to buy, or sell, in Vancouver.

Calvin and Sharon

Our experience with Karel and Darryl has been fantastic. As first time buyers, they took the time to listen to our needs and educate us on the process. They were always very dependable, patient, professional and extremely easy to talk to. Their knowledge of the condo market and local strata helped immensely when it came time to compare properties. I can highly recommend Karel and Darryl.

E. & S. Senatorov

Karel is an amazing person who puts 100% of his time, energy and efforts into ensuring that all of his clients are fully satisfied. His honesty, integrity, extensive knowledge and experience and understanding of different cultures, which is especially important in the Vancouver real estate market, and his attention to the smallest details, have made our business experience very pleasurable and friendly. Karel has a great personality and his services before and after our sale are examples of the strongest and highest business and ethical standards possible. How many people can say such words about a real estate agent? Our property was sold within one week over the asking price! And moreover, after the transaction was completed, Karel was always very friendly and helpful in providing us with professional advice and information on the real estate market. Whatever you may need: to make the right investment decision, sell your home with the best results possible, buy your next home or finally move to your DREAM HOUSE - we strongly recommend Karel.

The Smiths

We have benefitted from Darryl's sharp negotiating skills and experience. We have worked with Darryl as both buyers and sellers. We recommend him and will work with him again. Darryl is a true "go-getter". He was savvy about getting us in to see the properties we were interested in, so important in a competitive market. As sellers, we appreciated his intelligent approach to marketing. On both sides of the table, we have benefitted from Darryl's sharp negotiating skills and experience. Perhaps most important has been his responsiveness throughout to our specfic needs as clients.

P. Firoozfam

Karel was a tremendous resource, matching my needs with the right apartment. He took the time to actually listen to my descriptions of what I was realistically seeking. He truly focuses on the client; saving time and reducing the stress in the process of purchasing a new place. Karel is thorough, efficient and energetic. I am a busy man and I liked the way he handled everything and took very little of my time. A joy to work with!

K. & E. Bedford

Darryl Sjerven is a real estate agent with integrity and in today's society this is difficult to find. Both my wife and I dealt with Darryl on two separate occasions (in selling a house and, at a later date, the purchase of the home we now live in) and both times proved to be positive experiences. Darryl's knowledge of the different areas, professionalism, positive attitude, and patience were key factors in making the often tiring and frustrating ordeal of purchasing a home a lot more enjoyable. We would happily recommend Darryl to anybody looking to purchase a residence or selling their existing home.

K. Geismar and T. Hassed

We had a very tight timeline in a very crazy market. Karel was the most professional, responsive and courteous estate agent we have ever dealt with. Knowing our timeline and giving a great deal of thought to our requirements, he found our new house in less than two weeks, and then took us through the buying process with the same level of service and commitment. We feel very lucky to have found him.

J. & J. Hui

Thank you for selling our penthouse. You are an excellent agent and we will certainly use you again and will highly recommend you to anyone who is looking to buy or sell real estate.

G. & S. Gordon

We want to thank you, Karel, for the great job you did helping us find our new home.After looking at more than 25 apartment condos we knew we needed help. We appreciated that you listened to us and the very first place you showed us you also heard what we were saying. You made a very fatiguing process fun again and we always felt like we were in control of the situation. Certainly, your knowledge of building assessments and potential envelope problems steered us clear of places that might have haunted us financially after moving in. We are very excited about the place you found for us and will never forget that weekend of ups and downs before our offer was accepted. It would not have happened without your intuition and perseverence. Again, thanks and if anyone we know is looking for a home, your name is first.

M. Northgrave

I am confident in Darryl's ability. Our family was relocated to Vancouver from out of province and was looking for a real estate agent to help with two main criteria: 1. Understand the city and the different neighbourhoods & 2. Look for properties with above average potential for value growth. I first worked with 4 agents, none of whom I felt very comfortable with and understood what I was looking for, either in a neighbourhood or a house. I then met Darryl who conducted a strong information gathering meeting, took what he learned about my family and initiated follow-ups. He personally conducted a tour of different neighbourhoods across Vancouver with both my wife and I. After we felt very excited about choosing a neighbourhood, Darryl used his networking abilities to get us into a great house at a fair price. I am confident in Darryl's ability, because our family now lives in a great neighbourhood and owns a home we're confident will outperform the market.

S. Grossholz

Karel helped me sell my existing home within a few weeks and found me the perfect downtown condo I had been looking for. I really enjoyed working with Karel and it was a great experience. I will highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a top notch real estate professional.

P. and L. Melanson

Dealing with you was a real pleasure. Darryl, Thank you for your professional service in helping us purchase our "Dream Home." Dealing with you was a real pleasure as you always kept us informed of the situation in a timely manner. It made for a wonderful experience for Lisa and I. We would highly recommend you to all of our friends who hope to find their own "Dream Home." Thanks again for all your effort and hard work.

A. Major

I really felt that I could trust Darryl as he demonstrated that he had my best interests at heart. I was a little nervous about what to expect and how to keep track of all of the ins and outs of the real estate market. To my great surprise, the process was quite simple and I attribute that experience to Darryl. He presented the facts about the market in a straightforward and simple manner, which assisted me in making a decision to best meet my needs. Throughout the entire process, I really felt that I could trust Darryl as he demonstrated that he had my best interests at heart. As a result, I have passed his name on to a number of my friends and I will continue, without hesitancy, to recommend him well into the future. Thanks Darryl!

B. Jodry

I would really like to thank you for all the assistance and information you provided during our house hunt. You were very accommodating to both my wife and my schedules for viewings and often had additional details that helped guide our discussions. I hope to have the opportunity to refer your name in the future to anyone who mentions they are looking to buy or sell a home. Thank you again.

Reuben Major

His service went so far beyond my expectations. His supportive, but patient approach is likely his biggest strength.On top of that, he was happy to make time for me around the clock and answer questions. I have since sent him several close friends who have successfully bought and sold property through him. Sincerely appreciative.

B. Poulson

Karel was our first choice to sell our condominium. In addition to his outstanding marketing, negotiating and selling performance, he has a solid strata management background and understands the inner workings of bylaws, building envelope repairs, budgets, maintenance and minutes. He intimately knows buildings in Vancouver, price points and selling features. His open house was done with utmost professionalism, always understanding the security concerns of strata owners. Ultimately he made the process enjoyable, easy and worry-free. Karel also found us our dream house on the west side and made sure we understood the offer process clearly so that we did not loose out in such a competitive market with multiple offers. We will recommend him to everyone we know and most certainly use him to sell our house in the future.

T. Styles

I will definitely use his invaluable services in the future. I was very impressed with Darryl for several reasons. His ability to understand what I was looking for even when I probably didn't fully articulate it was very impressive. His natural way of communicating and selling completely put me at ease while I was working with him. Finally, his ability to encourage me to make my timely decision once I found what I was looking for has put me in a home that I absolutely love. I would not hesitate to recommend Darryl as a realtor and I will definitely use his invaluable services in the future.

M. Sissons

As a first-time home buyer I was intimidated by Vancouver's red-hot real estate market. Karel took the time to educate me, without pressuring me into anything. In fact, his infinite patience, solid expertise and absolute honesty made all the difference - transforming an ordeal into a pleasurable experience. I would highly recommend Karel to anyone contemplating to buy or sell in the future.

M. Barrett

I highly recommend Karel for his exemplary and comprehensive advice and support in selling our home.

P. Green

Robert and I have really enjoyed working with you. Not only have you been very professional and efficient but extremely patient and generous with your time. You always followed through on everything so quickly too. Thank you!

H. & J. Dawson

I did not have a chance today how much we appreciated your impeccable service with the sale and purchase of both of our homes! We have met met many of our neighbours, had brunch with the new next door couple and are stunned at how warm and friendly the new neighbourhood is. Now that most things are in order I wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for everything, as well as for the thoughtful card and gift you left for us. We couldn't be happier in our new home and will certainly pass your name along. :)

M. & T. Steadman

Your work on selling our home was brilliant! Multiple offers and sold over asking after the first weekend! Many thanks.

B. & S. Lirette

Thanks again for your excellent service selling our home. Have a great holiday and all the best in the coming new year. Everything worked out so well for us due to your great work.

A. Dolovai

Your professional photos and video for my home are amazing, everything looks awesome, love your marketing! Thank you!

Karel Palla & Darryl Sjerven
Karel Phone: 604-329-1430
Karel Email: kpalla@shaw.ca
Darryl Phone: 604-644-5920
Darryl Email: darrylsj@shaw.ca
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