You don’t get a reputation for being industry leaders overnight. With a combined five decades of expertise, principals Ken Leong and Mary Porohowski are known as much for building long-term relationships with their clients as for their real estate market expertise. Noteworthy developers, mortgage brokers, real estate professionals and other real estate salespeople hire Ken and Mary to sell their personal real estate. This speaks volumes for the quality and level of service that Ken and Mary deliver. Also, their affiliation with numerous boutique development, lends any new home or development that they market, a unique advantage of being perceived as of a similar quality and or/uniqueness.
These native Vancouverites are consistently named the top 1% percent of Realtors in Greater Vancouver, they have an impeccable award-winning sales record and reputation for exceptional service.
It was fifteen years ago that Vancouver Realtors Ken and Mary merged their respective talents to build a team that combines proven marketing techniques with strong client advocacy. That tradition of being on top of market trends, forecasts, and changes, continues today. We are a dynamic team with enthusiasm, personalities, reputation and mantra to always do the right thing continues to build upon our vast network of qualified buyers. It’s a winning formula that has benefited many buyers, sellers and real estate developers – who routinely return to work with one of Vancouver’s top-producing real estate teams.
Today, that partnership has evolved into the Exclusive Vancouver Real Estate Group, with a mission to expand their team of experts to help valued clients achieve their real estate goals. They look forward to the opportunity to grow their group of agents and deliver clients a valuable real estate experience.
Ken Leong is a downtown Vancouver and West Side agent who has achieved every notable award one can garner in the Vancouver real estate business. He has been honoured with the ultimate recognition as a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and recognized by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver for multiple years of Medallion Club achievement (the top 1% of all Realtors in the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board). Ken’s reputation offers tremendous benefit and value to the buyers, sellers and developers he works with.
Mary Porohowski is an expert of Vancouver real estate, with an extensive background in marketing large-scale condo developments. She has experience working with all types of buyers and sellers, garnering her a broad and invaluable range of skills. Mary’s sales success has earned her accolades as a Medallion Club Member of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and recognition as the top 1 % of all Greater Vancouver Realtors. She is regularly called on from other Vancouver Realtors and industry insiders who are eager to work with her because of her extensive connections. With a designer’s eye for detail, Mary also helps clients make their home market-ready for maximum return.
Specializing in properties in Metro Vancouver, Liana can help you find the right property for you. With an "in" at many of presale properties in the Lower Mainland, Liana can make sure that you gain access to popular developments before they are even open to the public or other Realtors. This might make the difference between getting your dream home, and having to keep looking. You can be sure that when you work with Liana, you will receive honesty, efficiency, patience and the highest quality of service and market knowledge.
As our book keeper and accountant, Susan keeps everything in order on our back end. Prior to joining our team, Susan worked in the banking industry for over two decades, mainly for CIBC in their letter of credit department, and RBC international at their head office in Royal Centre.
Here are some things that our fantastic clients have said about us.
Ken and Mary were the sales team for a pre-sale building in Chinatown called Framework by Porte Developments. I was impressed with their excitement of the project and vast knowledge of all the little details from architecture, design layouts, views, area, etc. Their excitement, got me excited. I didn’t even really intend on purchasing a condo, but through all of our conversations (and there were many!) to my long list of questions, they were able to identify a home that met all my needs and got me to a place that I was comfortable and confident to pull the trigger. They are best in class. I also now have them on speed dial to answer all my real estate questions. They graciously continue to answer my calls.
- Ameet Johal, Marketing Director, Aragon Properties
Mary made our home buying experience an absolute joy. She spent a year and a half with us looking for a home in a very difficult, record breaking market. Each day was a roller coaster ride of emotion as we tried to find "the one" and through it all, Mary was patient, knowledgeable and above all had our best interests in mind. In the end, we found the perfect home - a brand new house in a quaint neighbourhood in East Vancouver. When we knew this house was it, Mary moved with incredible force and made it happen for us. We outpaced other offers and it was all because we had the best agent on our side. We consider Mary a close friend for life and won't hesitate to list our home and buy another with her as our realtor.
- Beth and Suzanne
When we were looking to buy a property, we didn't know where to begin since we didn't have any experiences dealing with a realtor. Liana Fung came highly recommended so we asked her to assist us in our purchase. Her knowledge of, and contacts in the industry were impressive. Her professionalism, and demeanour immediately calmed our nerves and put our minds at ease. This confirmed that we had a realtor who understood our apprehensions, and made us feel very comfortable. We felt fortunate to have found a realtor who we could confide in, and work with. Once a suitable property was presented, she guided us through the process with poise, and patience explaining, and clarifying anything we didn't understand. She even took the time to walk us through all the legal documents which we had to sign, and complete. Her care, and attention to detail was second to none. Her expertise is greatly appreciated. She has made our buying experience go so smoothly that we would not hesitate for a moment to also highly recommend Liana Fung to anyone looking for a realtor.
- Mr. and Mrs. Fraser
It was truly a pleasure working with Liana Fung. My family and I resided in a condo in the UBC community, and we were in the market for a 2-bedroom condo in Richmond. Prior to being introduced to Liana, I did some research on my own but I had little knowledge of the housing market. Liana made the home-buying experience extremely pleasant and smooth. She was very attentive with finding homes that met our requirements and preferences, and she went out of her way to arrange and attend multiple showings with us every week. She offered valuable insight on the quality and value of homes in which we were interested, giving us confidence that we were making the correct choices. We appreciated that she offered her opinion without being pushy. We never felt rushed to close a deal. Without a doubt I would recommend Liana as a realtor. She genuinely cares about her clients and stays engaged during every step of the home-buying process.
- Christine Lee
We have known Ken for many years and the one thing that impresses upon me is his honesty. My wife and I have bought several homes with Ken over the years and he has never shieded away from providing differing honest comments that are driven by an extraordinary knowledge of the market. Because of Ken’s advice, every home has consistently exceeded our initial expectations in both livability and financially. We would not have any reservations in using or recommending Ken’s real estate services.
- Sylvia and Michael
I have been doing business with Remax/Ken Leong for almost 15 years, both as purchaser and vendor. I trust these guys implicitly: their advice is sound, they work SO hard for you and aren't afraid to tell you when to push and when to back off. I'm not new to real estate, I was senior lender for one of our leading banks, but I always go to Mary and Ken to get the straight goods on market conditions. And, I've learned to listen to their advice. Highest recommendation.
- Mr. Seddon
Ken and Mary are fantastic at what they do. It was an absolute pleasure working with them on our recent Cordovan, Mason, and Eastpark projects. From unit planning and project positioning through to sales strategy and execution, Ken and Mary bring energy, drive, passion, and impressive market knowledge to the entire process. They are an integral part of our project team.
- Marissa Evans, Director of Marketing, Boffo Properties
Liana took a long term relationship approach to dealing with us with a no-pressure approach that made it a pleasure to work with her. She was prompt with all our requests and went the extra mile whenever there was an opportunity to do so….she did a great job helping us find a great property at a very good price and also with putting us in touch with top notch professionals in Vancouver that made the closing a breeze!
- R. & M. Robertson
Ken, thank you for all of your help selling my condo. I netted exactly what I wanted and am super happy! I can't recommend you enough and tell everyone howyou and your assistant take care of me as a client. What a world of difference compared to most realtors. I've had realtors do much less for a lot more. Thanks again for your continued advise as I develop my real estate portfolio and investment acumen.
- Tyler Mosher
It’s always a pleasure working with Ken and Mary. They have a strong grasp of market trends and knowledge that is entirely beneficial in the project planning and marketing stages. We are confident in their sales direction and consider them a big part of our recent successes and extended Boffo Properties team
- Flavia Boffo Punzo, Principle, Boffo Properties
I had a fantastic experience working with Liana! When I first met her I had only been considering purchasing my first property for about two weeks; real estate was totally new to me and I had no industry knowledge whatsoever. I was so impressed with Liana's intuition for my personal taste, which allowed her to quickly find me a condo that I absolutely adore within my budget.
- Kendra Wingerter
Liana Fung and her team were instrumental to the quick sale of my condo. Efficient and quality listing services combined with timely communications and updates, and effective closing processes are examples of the professional services provided by Liana and et al. I highly recommend Liana and her top notch team in representing your real estate needs.
- L. Ong-Gross
Purchasing a new home with Liana is like working with a trusted, close friend. My wife and I recently took our first plunge into the real estate market, and without a doubt Liana gave us the knowledge, insight, and expertise we needed to move forward with our purchase. Liana was extremely responsive to all of our inquiries, took the time to truly understand what our core values were in our home search, and simply made the whole overwhelming process nothing short of enjoyable. I can say with confidence that without Liana's patience, knowledge of the market, and well informed advice, we would not have found the beautiful home we love today. If anyone is looking to purchase a new home or investment, they would be lucky to work alongside Liana Fung!
- A. & C. Kenakin
Liana is a great resource and has a deep understanding of the Vancouver real estate market. Before working with Liana, I was concerned I would not be able to find a home that would meet my expectations while staying within my budget. However, Liana really took the time to listen and understand what I was looking for. I would recommend Liana for any new home buyer or investment buyer, simply because Liana was patient, responsive, professional, and always provided valuable information about new listings and developments to help me make confident buying decisions.
- J. Cao
One of my biggest concerns about purchasing real estate was to find properties made by reputable developers who made high quality homes. Liana and her team have a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience in working with the top developers in the city. I trust their opinions and advice when it comes to opportunities for investment in new properties. Liana's service is very professional, reliable, and efficient. She is dependable and knowledgable in the area of real estate in the lower mainland. Any questions or concerns I've had, she will go above and beyond to have the answers for me. I would recommend Liana as a realtor to anyone who is ready to sell or buy properties. Her wealth of knowledge and experience in this field was very important in making my investment choices. She is honest, trustworthy, and humble. I won't hesitate to call Liana again to support me in my next investment!
- K. Murakami
As a first time home buyer, buying real estate in Vancouver was a daunting task. However working with Liana Fung made the experience enjoyable and much less stressful. Liana is well organized, hard working, and an active listener. I was pleasantly surprised at the comprehensive list of comparables she provides throughout every stage of the buying process. This made me very comfortable going ahead with the buying process as I knew as best as I could what the market value was. It was apparent that Liana was working for me to find the best fit for my lifestyle, wants/needs, and budget.
I would definitely recommend Liana as a realtor for anyone looking to buy and/or sell real estate in Greater Vancouver. She is honest and kind, and always available via phone to answer questions. With her guidance I avoided purchasing a property that was less than ideal and found a living space I did not think was available within my budget. I know she can do the same for you!
- J. Tom-Yew
As a first-time home buyer, we had a lot of questions. Luckily, Liana was there to help us narrow down our searches to meet our lifestyle needs. We appreciated how organized, professional, and genuine Liana was throughout our preliminary search process and in guiding us through the whole buying process. Liana gave us the reassurance when we made our first and only offer on our new home, that we would “grow to love this place” – and we certainly love our new home! We would certainly recommend Liana as a realtor – she made us feel at ease throughout the entire house-buying process!
- E. Kwok & T. Lauer
When we started the search for our first home 2 years ago, we didn't know where to start. Moreover, being new to the city and simultaneously searching for a rental wasn't making our task any easy. Then we met Liana through a referral and things started to fall in place for us. She is an absolute pleasure to work with! The best part of the experience is that Liana was considerate of our requirements and budget and provided her best professional guidance. She worked with us as a family member, for example, even though we didn’t approach her for rentals, when she got to know we were searching, she researched rentals for us and provided an extensive list. Another example would be when we were rushing into an older construction that was really small and not the best location, she cautioned us and suggested to keep looking and I can’t thank her enough for doing this. This could have been an easy sell for her but instead she chose to do what was best for her clients. Her professionalism and moral values are second to none. We never thought we will end up buying a pre-sale but it was her conviction that convinced us and we are so grateful to her. It’s bigger, brighter and beautiful. We could not have imagined such a great place in our budget but Liana made it happen! During the sale process, she got our foot in when it was almost impossible to get the apartment where all the homes were pretty much sold within a few days of the opening. She was there at every step of the process, be it the booking, choosing upgrades, recommending mortgage brokers, answering silly first time home buyers questions, recommending home insurance, participating in home inspections and day we received the keys etc. etc. She went above and beyond her job portfolio to make us feel comfortable. It’s been a few weeks since we moved in and we love our home. It has all been possible because of Liana and we feel extremely lucky to have met her. We highly recommend Liana as a realtor who will become your life-long friend during the home buying experience!
- V. Vijaykumar & S. Oberoi