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Throughout the years we have been fortunate to work with great people and help them sell or buy a new home.  Below are a few customer testimonials from successful transactions in Nelson BC.

“Chuck and Karen were awesome to work with! I was in the market for my first house and they helped me accomplish my goal. They were very supportive, encouraging and patient throughout my journey.  They are both very professional, but yet also made the experience fun. Any questions that I had, they made sure to have the right answer in a timely matter and they made the process quick and easy. I really enjoyed working with them, and I would recommend them to anyone. Thanks for finding my first home Chuck and Karen, couldn’t have done it without you guys!”



“Real estate is a complicated legal process that requires one to reach out to Realtors for guidance.  Our experience with Chuck and Karen, from the market evaluation, building inspection, listing, contract negotiations, to the close of the sale was amazing.  They provided expert guidance, friendly professionalism, great customer care, awesome marketing, which gave us complete confidence in their advise and knowledge of the market.  It was a delight to work with our good friends, Chuck and Karen, and would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.”

Cal and Loree Renwick


“Karen and Chuck were wonderful to work with this past year while we were in the market for our first home. With a very competitive market, the home buying process seemed a bit daunting but they were extremely encouraging and patient throughout this process. Karen and Chuck were very professional yet have a great sense of humour which made looking at homes more fun and brought light to this sometimes stressful process. We really appreciated having them on our team and the knowledge and expertise they offered.”

Janneke and Sean

“Karen and Chuck were referred to us through a friend and long time Nelson resident. They were a dream to deal with. Our situation was anything but typical as we were searching for a home with specific requirements, on a tight deadline, while still living in another area of the province hours away. Karen and Chuck made every effort to ensure things went as smoothly as possible. They pushed to get things completed efficiently, helped us maintain a sense of humour and kept the experience positive even when we hit bumps in the road with other parties. We are delighted with the outcome and would highly recommend them!”

Erin & John


“Having the Karen and Chuck Team sell our house proved to be a great decision. We were happy with the final selling price and it sold quickly, partly I think because of the well done presentation on the website, they worked with us through the sale and any problems were addressed in a timely manner.”

Ken and Dianne


“Chuck and Karen were fantastic to work with. After a year and a half of looking at probably 35 properties we had just about given up. They called several months later to tell us of a house we had to see. 72 hrs. later we were under contract! We now have ” our place” and it suits us to a T. Thanks for keeping at it for us!!!”

Roger and Gretchen


“Picking a realtor is easy in Nelson, but picking a realtor that will work hard and do anything to get the house sold through creative thinking is the hard part. Deciding to use Karen and Chuck proved to be a great decision in helping us sell our house. They are creative and innovative. We would like to thanks Karen and Chuck for working hard and getting our house sold.”

Trevor and Michelle


“We went with Chuck and Karen as our buying agents because they came highly recommended by friends, and we were impressed by their advertising and market share of Nelson’s real estate. We worked together for close to a year and throughout that time, they were incredibly accessible, connected and patient. They took the time to understand our needs, they alerted us to new listings, got us first to the showings, and they did the work! If we were ever curious about roof life or hydro costs – they asked the seller and we got an answer. We felt like they truly cared. In the end, we got a perfect home that was worth the wait. Chuck and Karen may represent a considerable share of Nelson’s real estate market but that never affected the quality of their customer service. They were nothing short of amazing to us.”

Caroline and Vanessa


“Karen and Chuck Bennett come with a highly respected reputation within our community and as experienced real estate agents. They helped sell our home and ended up being an excellent choice and can confirm their reputation is well deserved! They proved early on their professionalism, knowledge of the industry and were highly supportive throughout our sale process. Communication was prompt and consistent, negotiations were successful and above all they built a solid foundation of trust. I definitely recommend Karen and Chuck and I look forward to working with them again in the future!”



“I was completely new to the home-buying experience when I met Chuck and Karen. I was always interested in owning my own home, but I was overwhelmed as to where to start. From the get-go, Chuck and Karen were very hands-on, walking me through the whole process. They showed me listings that fit my specific non-negotiables within my budget, rather than showing me anything that was available on the hot Kootenay market. Once I found the perfect fit for me, Chuck and Karen were kind enough to coach me through the entire purchase – offer, counter-offer, conditions and even gave their advice upon inspection. Working with Chuck and Karen was an absolute pleasure. They made what could have been a very stressful home-seeking process an enjoyable one. If the time comes that I will be once again looking for a new home, there is no one else I would think of calling. I would highly recommend them to anyone I know looking for a home in the Kootenays.”



“Karen and Chuck have assisted us in buying a Condo for the first time. Their professionalism and knowledge of the real estate market is very thorough and complete. The entire process from the beginning to the final closure of the purchase was not only smooth and in a timely manner, it was performed with great confidence. As we were unfamiliar with Strata requirements, both Karen and Chuck made it first priority that we were provided with all the information required to bring us up to speed. I would also like to mention, they found our condo in only the third showing which is a testament to their dedication and attention given to the customers desires. Your association with Karen and Chuck will be an enjoyable experience.”

Rick and Cathy


“Karen and Chuck were recommended to us by an acquaintance. I first met them in December 2017 when my son and his family needed to buy on short notice in Nelson or Castlegar. Karen and Chuck set up an awesome tour of ten homes in a day, and were able to get us back into the two short-listed homes early the next morning. They had good discussions and suggestions on pricing and what to include in the offer, which was accepted within a day or so. They subsequently helped me buy a vacant property and my younger son to buy a house earlier this summer. Our negotiations benefited from their knowledge and advice and I recommend Karen and Chuck to anyone looking for a home in the area.”

Rich McKerracher


“Working with Karen and Chuck couldn’t have gone better. After a quick meeting regarding price and a plan of action I was able to leave it all in their hands. I was listed right away, I was impressed how the sharp the house looked online and how it was presented with a 3D walk through. Within a couple of weeks I had the offer I was looking for and my house was sold. It all went incredibly smooth and I got the price I was looking for. Highly recommend.”



“Karen and Chuck were so helpful and personable.. found us a home when we barely knew we were looking for one! Some of the friendliest people we have met! Thank you Chuck and Karen for everything and for finding us our beautiful forever home!”

Connie and Rob


“Working with Karen and Chuck was a real pleasure! By encouraging me to explore options outside of my initial search area, I was able to find a home that not only met, but far exceeded my expectations. As a first time home buyer, their knowledge and assistance throughout the process kept me well informed and instilled total confidence in my decision. I have since referred friends and family, who have also experienced the same amazing service and great results with their real estate needs.”



“Choosing Chuck and Karen to sell our Queen’s Bay property took all the stress and worry off of us. Their knowledge and confidence of the local market ensured that we would get the best possible value for our property. Once it was listed our relationship with them, from the selling perspective, lasted literally 3 days. It was listed on a Thursday and essentially sold on the Saturday! Wow!! They helped us through the back and forth with the buyers to keep us well informed to ensure we made the best possible decisions. We would highly recommend Chuck and Karen to anyone looking to buy or sell, they really know this local market well……thanks guys it was an awesome experience!!”

Bill and Frances


“My husband, Andrew, and I decided to sell our house through Karen and Chuck Bennett in the summer of 2016. From the outset, Karen and Chuck were thorough, committed, organized and eager. Each recommendation made by Karen and Chuck came with thorough research and thought. They were excellent at communicating with us and kept us in the loop as interest in our home grew. Karen and Chuck utilized current technology to advertise in the newspaper, on their web page and on Facebook. It seemed that everywhere we looked, we saw pictures and highlights of our home! Karen and Chuck’s fantastic communication skills, thorough work ethic and energetic personalities confirmed to us that we made the right decision in choosing them. We completely trusted their knowledge and knew that they had our best interests at heart. We highly recommend Karen and Chuck if you are thinking of buying a home or selling your current home!”

Jennifer and Andrew


“We had the good fortune to connect with Chuck and Karen for the recent sale of a rental property we owned. We wanted to ensure we had a realtor with great communication and a cooperative approach as they needed to communicate not only with us as the sellers, but also with our cherished tenants. Chuck and Karen went above and beyond. They ensured appropriate notice for viewings, and were sensitive to the needs of all involved. They had excellent follow through, and were personable, friendly and professional for the whole process. We loved that Chuck and Karen recommended a building inspection before the listing went up. And, they paid for it! Wow, that is a commitment. This approach was a great service to us as sellers, and to prospective buyers who knew the whole picture before presenting an offer. Following completion of the sale, Chuck and Karen even made a special trip to our home to thank us for working with them. Committed 100% beginning to end. We would not hesitate to recommend this ethical, thoughtful team. Should we need a realtor in the future, they will definitely be our go-to people.”

Mike & Holli


“Relocating to a new community is always a stressful time for anyone. Throw in time constraints of finding a suitable place to call “Home” within seven-day period augments that stress for even the calmest a person or couple. But that is what we had to do….my employer said I have seven days to find a home…go!! I had a good feeling from the first time I was contacted from Karen that my wife and I would be looked after. Karen assured me that her and her husband, Chuck, worked in tandem and would find us the home we wanted. Karen and Chuck devoted their time to use for seven days straight and within six days, we had an accepted offer. Both of them were available to attend most viewings with few viewings shown by just one of them. For the viewings where one was available, the other was always a phone call away to assist with any questions that we could dream up. There is no question that signing with this “Team” was the absolute right thing to do for my wife and I and we have found a place to call home, within six days that we are so happy with. Their professionalism is second to none. Their easy going, relaxed, yet dedicated drive is and was appreciated. Further, as a result of our experience with Karen and Chuck, we have gained a friendship.”



“I would have thought that having seven days to find what we wanted in a home would have been impossible but Karen and Chuck Bennett made it happen. While looking at a variety of homes it was evident that Karen and Chuck work as a team with the utmost professionalism. Between the two of them, they were able to share their knowledge and expertise on a wide range of topics that any home buyer would benefit from to enable them to make an educated decision. In addition, with their connections to their community, they set up a meeting for me which resulted in my obtaining employment. I can’t thank them enough for what they have done for me and for making what would normally have been a stressful time feel relatively easy. I would most definitely recommend them to anyone thinking about moving to the area.”



“Sending out a special thank you to Chuck & Karen. It was awesome dealing with you both. We not only got great realtors, but made a couple great friends. Thank you for all your hard work. It paid off in the end.”



“On our recent quest to find the perfect place for us to call home, we were lucky to be working with Karen & Chuck Bennett. They are a dynamic pair, always ready to roll up their sleeves to help us in the search and quick to respond to our requests. Having not one realtor but a team ensured great continuity at all times. We highly recommend them!”

Caroline and Roland


“Tina and I would like to thank Karen and Chuck from the bottom of our hearts for helping to make our Nelson dream come true. Our goal was to purchase a rental property that could then serve as a home for us in a few years. Given a hot market and the fact that we had to purchase from out of town, we had to buy a home site unseen. Needless to say, this adds another whole layer of stress to a real estate transaction.

Karen and Chuck took the time to get to know us personally, determine our needs and wants, answered all correspondence promptly, took us on virtual tours, and offered their insight into what would work for us and what might not be a good fit given our present situation.

When a property came up that we had to make a quick decision on, a property that we had to compete with multiple buyers on, Chuck and Karen were there to guide us through every step of the way. Not only did they help us to successful obtain the property, but they were there to help us with lawyers, property managers and the myriad other things that come up after you have purchased. Again, being from out of town, their expertise proved to be invaluable. When we finally got to see our new home in person, it was exactly how we envisioned it. The virtual tour was extremely helpful, but just as important, was Karen and Chuck’s frank and honest assessment of the property. Together, this painted a picture in our minds that was the next best thing to being there. We love it! We look forward to being a part of the Nelson community and to working with Karen and Chuck in the future. We wholeheartedly recommend them. They make a great team and we could not be happier with the help they have given us turning our dream into reality. Thank you Chuck and Karen!”

Tina and Jim


“As first time home buyers, we were a bit nervous on the process, but Karen and Chuck helped us every bit of the way. They were professional, answered all our questions and kept us informed. We would certainly recommend them to our friends and call on them again in the future. Thank you so much!”



“We would like to thank Chuck and Karen Bennett at Coldwell Banker Real Estate for helping us find our perfect home. It is challenging to find a real estate agent that you can trust and we did our homework before hiring this dynamic team. We found Chuck and Karen to be honest and helpful through our journey in finding a home. We were relocating from Calgary, Alberta in 2017 and had not spent much time in the Nelson area. Chuck and Karen listened to our questions and concerns and were knowledgeable and professional in helping to make our transition go smoother. We highly recommend this exceptional team and we plan on using them again in the future.”

Jim and Sheryl


“We appreciated working with Chuck and Karen in selling our house.The personal interest they showed went a long way to making us comfortable with the whole process. They met with us periodically to make sure we understood events as they unfolded and checked in by phone and text messages to keep us currant.Their advice was invaluable! Much appreciated all their help!”

Brenda and Ray


“I have known Chuck and Karen for 17 years. My profession requires ultimate discretion and professionalism. They had no problem meeting all my needs in a timely fashion. They have a wonderful family and are very active in the community as volunteers, soccer players and compassionate business owners. My experience with both Chuck and Karen was extremely professional. They kept me up to speed on all aspects of the listing and were always cognizant of my needs throughout the showings. I had complete trust with both Karen and Chuck. They never swayed from their initial agreements and were never pushy and in fact made me always feel like I was in the drivers seat. I was so impressed that I asked them to assist me with the purchase of a new condo which went flawlessly. I have several contacts in the community including several other realtors. This made it difficult to choose a realtor. I ultimately chose Chuck and Karen because of their involvement in the community and their extreme professionalism. They are extremely connected in the community and will give you an honest and realistic assessment whether you’re selling or buying.If anyone were to ask me to refer a realtor, I already have recommended them and would do so in the future without hesitation. You will not be disappointed.”



“Working with Chuck and Karen was an absolute pleasure for both of us. Instead of being treated like clients, we were welcomed as friends and that alone made the buying and selling process easy and fun. We were looking for a home that would suit our needs and as soon as we stepped into the right one, both Chuck and Karen agreed that it checked off every box on our list. They worked hard for us, even into the late hours of the night. If we had to do it all over again there is no doubt we would work with them again. When it was all over, not only did we gain a beautiful home, we also made some wonderful new friends. Thank you for everything.”

Mathew and Miranda


“After recently deciding to get back into the house market I choose to talk to Chuck and Karen first, having known Chuck for over 35 years and Karen for 10 I already had a comfortable relationship with them which made my decision easier. I explained to them what I was looking for and a price point I could afford. Chuck and Karen made the process of finding and purchasing my new home easy and painless, all my questions were answered promptly, they met me to show homes after my work hours, and arranged everything needed for inspections and paperwork. They are a great team to work with – thanks guys.”



“We recently purchased an investment home in Nelson. Living out of town made the process a little tricky, but Karen was able to coordinate looking at several properties along with writing up the offer, and then the sales contract in the one day that we had available. We had an accepted offer by dinner time! She went above and beyond our expectations in all areas, and was extremely helpful, quick to respond and great to deal with. Karen & Chuck were very friendly and professional, and we would highly recommend them in any situation.”

Dawn and Blaine