What others are saying about Jill Pennefather

We can talk about Jill's dedication to her customers, but you know that what really counts is what other people have to say. Here are just a few insights from past customers. Jill can show you many more when you meet with her. Take a moment to read about their experiences and then Contact Jill at jillpenn@intergate.ca or by calling (604) 290-5647.

Consistently focused on her clients

Doni and Jerry Gratton and family Jill Pennefather has been our realtor since 1998 when we bought our first condo in Fairview slopes. We had nothing to sell, and with such a small budget on our first place, we were amazed at how much attention she gave us in finding our perfect home. As it turned out, every few years since then, we have been in the market for a larger home in a different area, and Jill has managed to find us what we were looking for in our price range. To date, we have sold 3 homes with Jill and bought 4. She has always treated us more like friends than clients, checking in to see how we were doing after the purchase, remembering us with greeting cards and wine at Christmas, and rejoicing in the birth of our daughters a few years after meeting us. Jill always starts by listening to our criteria when buying a new home, giving us the ‘low down’ on particular places we are interested in seeing, and giving us her input rather than advice. Once, Jill even lent us the deposit for a place when we were out of the country and needed a few days to negotiate financing! With her focus on the client, and her many years of specialized experience in the Vancouver realty market we keep coming back to Jill Pennefather when looking to buy our next home!

— Doni & Jerry Gratton


Looking after your best interest

Reg and MaryWell meaning neighbours and some family members were concerned that we should be in something smaller or maybe even a "home." We contacted Jill to evaluate our home and give us some direction on what was available for sale. She detected our hesitancy, questioned us further and had us conclude on our own that we are just fine where we are. I'm sure another agent would have jumped at the chance of a sale and not bothered to find out what we really wanted and what was really in our best interest at this stage of our lives. Jill did that for us.

— Reg & Mary


Delivering “care and commitment”

Jill Pennefather is that unique combination of dynamic business woman and empathetic listener which was absolutely essential when my widowed mother needed assistance selling the family home and selecting a new residence. Jill and I had previously worked together in emergency nursing for 10 years, and I knew that she was hard-working, understanding and committed to getting the task at hand completed. But even I was pleasantly surprised at the care and consideration which my mother received in making the myriad of choices which arise after the death of a loved one.

With knowledge, patience and kindness, Jill assisted my mother in marketing and selling her home, selecting a moving company and purchasing a new condominium which continues to delight my mother two years after its selection. Jill's knowledge of real estate issues, her marketing and sales techniques and her understanding of the emotional turmoil that selling a home can generate were invaluable to our entire family. I would unquestionably recommend Jill to anyone who is selling or purchasing a home.

— Karen Jewell with her mother, Marie Piercy


“I wouldn’t dream of calling anyone but Jill”

Salespeople often make promises that we know they won't keep, but when my friend, Jill Pennefather, told me she was undergoing tests to see if she could donate a kidney to a mutual friend of ours, I was truly amazed.

I've known Jill for over 20 years. We worked together a long time ago in a busy emergency department and I remember how her bubbly personality and sincere compassion for those less fortunate made her a pleasure to be around. When she became a real estate agent, I knew that these traits would serve her well.

When we decided to sell our home, naturally I called Jill. Her business card stated, "I start by listening" and she did. She even asked my young children what they wanted. Although a swimming pool and go-cart track in the backyard were beyond our budget, she respectfully and kindly explained to them that they would have their own bedrooms and they'd meet a lot of new friends.

I still remember the night we saw the home for the first time. The fireplace in the kitchen was enough for my husband--he was ready to settle the deal on the spot since we knew from Jill that there was another offer pending. We signed the papers the next day.

We've been in our "new" home for several years now. The children are almost grown and we're thinking retirement. This time, I want a nice cottage with a couple of spare rooms so the kids can visit and bring their friends--I know when we decide to sell this home, I'll call my friend jill who, by the way, now has only one kidney--the transplant was a complete success.

— Sue Greer with husband Gary


Diligent, Kind and Energetic

When I was going through a 'down' time in my life and needed to move, the first person I thought of calling to help me was Jill. We had nursed together in VGH Emergency for 12 years and I loved working with her. She was always energetic, knowledgeable, very kind to patients and fun to work with.

She didn't let me down, we looked at all sorts of condos in my price range, she steered me clear of 'leaky' and troublesome condos, educating me on the market until we found the perfect town home by the river where I happily lived for 9 years.

I again called Jill when it was time for a change.  She worked diligently on the sale of my home while we looked for a new one!  When we found my perfect brand new half duplex, she successfully negotiated the dates, allowing me to move from one home to the other with as little inconvenience as possible.

I'd recommend her to anyone!

— Darlene Spence, RN


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I wouldn’t use anyone else

Jill Pennefather sold our house in this crazy market in less than 3 weeks. Historically, our experience with realtors has been that they are pretty much the same, but, Jill goes above and beyond anything we have experienced before.

At no additional cost, Jill had a stager provide staging advice and paid for her time to make the necessary changes; she had the home including the windows professionally clearned. She had the home professionally measured, a professional video and photos were taken. Everything was beautifully marketed on the internet and gorgeous brochures were produced for the open house. I wouldn't use anyone else!

— Patricia Tewfik


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No hesitation in recommending Jill

As a real estate lawyer, I have worked with Jill Pennefather and her clients for a number of years. Jill is the text book example of a high performing realtor who focus first on their clients and their needs. I have no hesitation in recommending Jill Pennefather as your realtor. She brings a wealth of experience to the negotiating table and to the process of buying and selling property. That is priceless in today's real estate market.

— Karen Bresler, KBL Law Corporation

Thank you for your support

Thank you for all your help and support in finding a new home for me for the second time.
I have never forgotten you since we first met 17 years ago or how you helped me find my first home. I am glad you were able to do it again.

— Gordon Symons

She cares about her clients

Jill cares about her clients, and puts their needs above everything else. She has a degree of empathy that I do not see in most of my agents. Without hesitation, I can say that Jill's clients are cared for with a degree of service that is not often seen in our industry. Jill will provide a level of service that will be pleasantly surprising. Her 'under promise - over deliver' attitude always leads to a very high level of customer satisfaction.

— Wayne Ryan, Managing Broker, RE/MAX Crest Realty
Ready to make a move?
Get the finest personalized care, dedication and results. Contact Jill at jillpenn@intergate.ca or by calling (604) 290-5647.