When choosing a real estate professional, get to know their history!
Below, you'll find information that will help you get to know me better - from awards and credentials I've achieved, to references from past clients.
I consider the satisfaction of my clients to be my greatest achievement, and take pride in my high volume of repeat business and referrals.
Call me today - I'd love to add you to this growing list!
" It has been nearly a year living in Vernon and I am still forever grateful that a Kelowna real estate agent recommended Louisa to me. Having only a four day window to find a home Louisa worked enthusiastically to make my family’s desire to move to Vernon a reality. Within just a few home viewings (and a friendly cup of coffee) she knew exactly what I was looking for! I truly believe Louisa does what she does so well because she genuinely loves to see peoples dreams come true! Louisa knew everything there was to know about the housing and areas of Vernon which was an asset to me, and would be to any buyer! She worked diligently to get me the best price in our desired location, and she followed up before, during, and after we settled into our new home and community! Would highly recommend Louisa to anyone buying or selling a home in the Vernon area! "
J. Armstrong - BUYER (March 2018)
" I had a great experience with Louisa as my real estate agent. As a newcomer to Vernon she went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable with my decision to buy a home here. I could tell that she cares for each client personally and she definitely worked hard for me, was generous with her time and has since followed up to see how I am doing in my new place.
L. Reeves (SELLER & BUYER) - Feb 2018
I’ve known Louisa for the past 8 years…During this time I have always found her to be very honest and a definite “straight shooter” , speaks the truth.
Louisa has helped myself and my family with numerous sales and purchases over these past years. She also has helped close, recommended friends with the sale of their homes.
I could always turn to Louisa for advice or knowledge on how to proceed. I find her to be on top of all issues relating to the real estate industry. I also have to say that I found her assistant, Corinna to be very friendly, helpful & just a phone call away.
I would most definitely recommend Louisa to anyone purchasing or selling their homes.
R. Patterson & T. Chernoff -BUYERS (May 2018)
Louisa was referred to us from another realtor from the town we were living in, we hit it off right away! We found her to be a real go getter who puts her clients first! She is a no bull kind of gal and tells you how it is with no sugar coating which was wonderful. She walked us through the entire process making us feel completely at ease. House shopping with Louisa was such a pleasure from the start and we absolutely love our new home and will be recommending Louisa to our friends.
R. Park - SELLER (April 2018)
"Hot in January - I would never have guessed the market was hot in January but Louisa had just sold a friend’s house (for them) and they had glowing words for her. I had a rental property for a long time. It was not a money maker but I was patient, knowing that timing is everything. The very next day I contacted Lousia and after a short conversation I decided the time to sell had come. I learned a lot from her about the many subtle levels that underlie people’s quest for the house that is right for them. People are more picky than I had imagined. There were some shady characters who tried to pull a fast one that could have fooled me, but NOT Louisa. Having a rental property with no rent coming in is definitely dicey. Louisa is most reassuring but also tells it like it is. In short, being a good realtor requires a lot of people skills. It needs a blend of patience, shrewdness and boundless energy. It is certainly not for dummies – although there is a Real Estate for Dummies. Don’t chance it. I recommend Louisa."
D. & G. Cartier - SELLERS (March 2018)
" We think Louisa and Corinna are terrific at your jobs, but more importantly as peole who not only treated us well as sellers, but treated us more as friends. For this we say thank you and wish you all the best.
Take care and if we know of anyone looking for a realtor in your area you will be the only ones we will recommend. "
Cindy & Phil - BUYERS (October 2016)
We absolutely love our home! Louisa took the time to find out exactly what we wanted in a home. She didn’t waste our time showing us homes that would not suit us. Louisa is honest, kind, and hardworking. We don’t plan on ever moving however if we were to we would definitely use Louisa. With her professionalism and beautiful smile she made home shopping a joy.
R. Phemister - BUYER (Sept/2017)
“Recently after a lot of sole searching, my senior parents made the decision to sell their home and downsize. After they met Louisa at an open house on a property that was for sale they called me immediately in Vancouver and said we had to work with her on our purchase.
Louisa found us the perfect property. As it was currently in probate, there were a lot of date changes, price negotiations and visits to the home. This was extremely stressful for my parents and they were ready, more than once, to call it quits. Louisa held their hand through it. She was quick to return calls, answer questions and advise us on matters concerning probate and the overall purchase. She contacted my parents and me (in Vancouver) regularly, even when we hadn't called her, to keep us informed on the transaction. She made sure that paper work was in order, deadlines were met, and our closing went smoothly. We loved working with you. She put my parents at ease.
We felt the transaction was handled in a very professional manner. Real estate information was clear and concise. Our questions and concerns were addressed promptly, and deadlines were met on time. Our closing went smoothly. Even after my parents had moved in and I returned to Vancouver, Louisa checked in on them to make sure they were settled and happy with their home.
We have been telling our family and friends about the great service we received from Louisa and we'll continue to recommend her in the future. In fact, when we are ready to sell our home in Vancouver and make the move to the Okanagan, we will be calling Louisa and her wonderful assistant, Corinna! Thanks again for being so kind and patient with my mom and dad. They are so happy in their new home "
L. & A. Heidt - SELLERS & BUYERS (July, 2017)
E. Kopeck - SELLER (July, 2107 )
“ Downsizing was made easy when I called Louisa Cochrane to help me with a listing price and strategy to sell my property. It was evident that she cared about my needs, and that she is also knowledgeable about the housing prices and the market here in Vernon. Louisa arranged for professional photos of my property – and they looked great! Her team always gave me ample notice when requesting a showing of the property. The final sale came in promptly and professionally for both the seller and the buyer. I have recommended her to my friends and will continue to recommend her in the future. ”
J. & K. Creally - BUYERS (June, 2017)
“We recently purchased our home with Louisa, based on a referral, and couldn’t ask for a better experience. We had a couple of scenarios we were contemplating when looking for a home and Louisa was so helpful with advice and options. Once we decided what type of home we’d like to purchase, Louisa was quick to go to work for us. We valued her honesty and persistence in finding us a home that suited our needs.
We would highly recommend Louisa and her valuable assistant, Corrina Frew, to anyone wanting an honest, professional and dedicated real estate team for their home buying or selling needs. “
R. Scholes - BUYER & SELLER (June/2017)
" Our home buying experience lasted well over a year as we searched the Vernon market for just the right property, Louisa was with us the whole way, professional, knowledgeable and dogged in her search. We followed up with the sale of our existing home, the transaction maximized the sale price for our property and was handled quickly and efficiently."
S. Heeren - SELLER (March 2017)
" Once I had decided to sell my house I interviewed five different realtors and selected Louisa Cochrane to be my agent. She struck me as alert, quick-on-the-uptake, and very knowledgeable about all aspects of the real estate industry.
After I put my house on the market I was always asking her questions about various issues which arose during the process of selling my house which was a difficult one to sell for various reasons and Louisa always had a ready answer to whatever came up. She also put a lot of energy into getting my house sold and coming up with creative ideas about how to do it. I really appreciated that.
Above all she was persistent, steadfast and optimistic during the whole time it took to sell, especially during periods when I myself was despairing about it. Her shining personality pulled me through.
Even after my house was finally sold Louisa continued to be helpful with practical advice about moving and even providing some of the materials I needed to do that.
Another important facet of my whole experience was how welcoming to me Louisa's office assistant, Corinna Frew, was---whether it was over the phone or whenever I showed up at Louisa's office downtown. Corinna helped to make the whole process of getting my house sold much more comforting than anyone could wish for. Both Louisa Cochrane and Corinna Frew went far beyond the call of duty to make me a very happy seller of my home. I would strongly recommend their services to anyone who is thinking about selling ."
R. & S. Clarke - BUYER & SELLER ( 2017)
“We have used Louisa twice for our real estate needs. We echo Louisa’s other clients when they said Louisa’s determination to 'make it work’ and her willingness to 'go the extra mile' is completely accurate. She is knowledgeable, professional, ethical, honest, conscientious, dedicated and effective without losing that important personal touch. Louisa was also very helpful in providing us with contact information for sub-trades etc. when we first moved to this area. We recommend Louisa & her efficient, friendly assistant, Corinna to anyone seeking a hard-working team”.
W. SMITH - BUYER (APRIL 2017)
"I found Louisa knowledgeable, professional and very dedicated. Louisa's client focused work ethic inspires confidence at a time when i was unsure and unfamiliar with the process of buying my perfect forever home. "
C. & V. Van Hell - BUYERS (Nov 2014)
" Louisa is a dedicated and the best realtor. We have given wonderful referrals to people we know are selling or wanting to buy - we refer with confidence of her abilities. Thank you Louisa, for our wonderful house we are still enjoying."
B. & J. Hinton - Sellers (February 2014)
After 44 years of marriage and buying and selling 8 homes during those years, we’ve accumulated a lot of experience with real estate agents. Some of it was good, some not so good.
Both of us agree – you couldn’t find a better agent than Louisa Cochrane! What kind of service do you get when you list with her? Well, there’s a great song played at hockey games when they announce the Most Valuable Player and it describes Louisa perfectly – ” you’re simply the best, better than all the rest…”
Ethical, caring, conscientious & effective, that’s Louisa. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Louisa Cochrane & her valuable assistant Corinna to family and friends.
B. & T. Martiniuk - Buyers (April 2013)
We gave Louisa a long list of “must haves” and in two days she had a list of possible house all of which fit our needs. We were so pleased with her knowledge and understanding of what we were looking for we purchased the first home she showed us! That’s a testament to how well she listened and found our perfect home. We would recommend her over and over! Very skilled at her job! You Go Girl !!! “
B. Edwards & J. Touw - (Buyers 2013)
We worked with Louisa for almost 1 year, looking at a variety of possible real estate scenarios. Throughout this time Louisa demonstrated unfailing enthusiasm & dedication to helping us find a solution to our very specific needs. Always vigilant to our “must have” list, Louisa also sought out properties that offered a solid, long-term investment as she guided us through the property market.
We would definitely work with Louisa again, and we would confidently recommend her services to others.
B. Ross - Buyer (January 2014)
I found Louisa to be extremely helpful and knowledgeable of all aspects of our purchase. Her personal touch and ready availability to answer any questions was valuable. Louisa is a gem!!
Bev & Jim - Sellers & Buyers (July 2014)
Louisa’s determination to “make it work” & her willingness to “go the extra mile”, allowed us to coordinate a sale & a purchase in a relatively short time frame, saving us from moving twice. Louisa’s honesty, personalized service & sound advice makes her a true “professional”. This is our second time working with Louisa & her excellent assistant, Corinna. We’d recommend them without hesitation!
D. & C. Neigum - Buyers (July 2014)
Louisa was highly recommended by friends and she did not disappoint. She was with us every step of the way and even after the purchase of our house was complete, Louisa made sure all our other questions and needs were taken care of. We were from out of province but with Louisa and her assistant Corinna’s help our experience was very positive.
D. Carney - Seller & Buyer (July 2014)
This is the 2nd time I have used Louisa for real estate services. All the other comments by other clients are exactly what I would say, ethical, hardworking, looking after your interests, etc. but her level of service goes above and beyond what you would expect. If there is a problem with your new home, even after the deal is completed, and weeks after, Louisa will continue to try and find a solution for you. I would definitely recommend her for your real estate needs.
D. Martin - Seller & Buyer (February ~ 2013)
I am a repeat customer of Louisa’s for a reason. The high level of service that Louisa consistently displays is something very rare. She’s not only professional, persistent and very knowledgeable in her field, but she also puts her client’s needs first. I was always assured that Louisa was looking out for my best interests. She not only sold my house in record time, but she found us the perfect acreage as well. I highly recommend her.
H. & H. Ludditt - Buyers (September 2013)
We were house shopping from a thousand kilometers away and would highly recommend Louisa to anyone needing real estate services. She was very professional, caring and a great resource. We really appreciated her patience and the extra trouble she went to on our behalf.
J. & G. Leik - Buyers (September 2013)
Our experience working with Louisa was positive. Her professionalism dealing with us was appreciated.
Louisa was also very helpful after our move in setting us in the “right direction” regarding sub-trade contracts etc.
We would definitely work with Louisa again and would recommend her services to others.
J. & S. Noble - Sellers & Buyers (June 2015)
We were originally referred to Louisa by our Kamloops realtor when we moved to Vernon in 2009. We were immediately impressed by Louisa’s knowledge of the real estate market and the city of Vernon, as well as her professionalism, sincerity and honesty.
She assisted us to find the home that fit our specifications within a short period of time. In 2015 we enlisted her services again to sell our house so we could move up in the market. She gave us excellent advice as to the best time to list our home and we were able to sell it within a two month time frame, even when the local market was stagnant.
When we weren’t able to find a suitable property within our price range and specifications, Louisa enlisted the assistance of other realtors to find our perfect home. We found our ideal new home within a week of that step. As always, Louisa provided post sale resources to ensure our smooth transition into our new home.
Louisa is always cheerful, open to new ideas, extremely hard working and resourceful. Corinna, her assistant is equally as friendly and helpful and we’re certain makes life a little easier for Louisa.
We would absolutely recommend Louisa to any of our friends and have done so on a number of occasions
K. & J. Crowley - Buyer (March 16, 2013)
Louisa provided us with exceptional client/customer service in the purchase of our home. We are from Alberta, and even working out of another province Louisa was fast and efficient making sure everything in the sale was looked after and went smooth for us
M. & J. Cox - Buyers (July 2014)
Our overall experience with Louisa was nothing short of superb. She was recommended to us by friends and knew from the very beginning we were in capable hands. Her professionalism, knowledge of the market and truly listening to our needs and wants led to us finding the perfect home. She went above and beyond to assist us in our search and her caring did not stop once the sale/purchase was finalized. We would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone wanting to call the Vernon and area their home.
M. Pine - Seller (June 2013)
When I decided to sell my home, I asked a friend if she knew a good Realtor. My friend didn’t have any professional dealings with Louisa Cochrane, but through association with the Powerhouse theatre, she knew Louisa Cochrane worked really hard. So with that, I “hired” Louisa.
This was the best real estate experience I’ve ever had. Reasons: Louisa knows her work!!! She knows the market, knows what has to be done and what doesn’t – her timing of actions has an impact, and her professionalism is impeccable! She did so much to ease my concerns that I felt I wasn’t “working” – she was guiding my efforts with sensitivity to my personality and circumstances, and somehow everything fell into place as it should, at the right time, without stress – I’d like to repeat that – “To me”.
Louisa knows how the money works. She is compassionate and fair (and generous), has a great sense of humor and is flexible. In my life, she has gone from a “name” to someone whom I feel is a friend and I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent realtor. Louisa and her team have taken care of my real estate needs to my total satisfaction. In fact, I’d like to be doing real estate deals frequently for the pleasure of it – No, really!
Totally Satisfied Customer – M. Pine
M. Swanson - Seller (October 2013)
Louisa was recommended to me by my son and his wife. They hired her when they became dissatisfied with another agent’s performance and she sold their home shortly thereafter. They were very pleased with her service. I had a really tough selling situation myself, but Louisa pitched in and worked at it until it sold …in record time! I will recommend Louisa to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home.”