What Past Clients Are Saying

As long-time members of the SFU Burnaby Mountain community, we had heard of Hafez Panju before we decided to look for a larger home in our neighbourhood. What we have appreciated in working with him in the purchase of one condo and the sale of another is the integrity, expertise, and unceasing attention he offers his clients. The care Hafez takes in responding to the many details and questions that arise when buying and selling properties is exceptional. We have bought and sold several homes in different cities over the years, and Hafez Panju is without doubt the best realtor with whom we have worked with.

N. D & V. A. M

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I would like to say a big "thank you!" for your tireless hard work, your effective marketing methodology, and most importantly your abundance of professional experience and judgement. We also felt very well served throughout this process thanks to your transparent and timely communications. The fact that we negotiated both offers during the height of pandemic, particularly while you were under quarantine procedures, speaks volume how effective of a communicator you are.

Through past encounters and dealings with you, be it the pony rides at the community carnivals or the quick but comforting help from the lawyer you referred I was never in doubt that you have indeed been the "friend in need". I am very happy to have had the opportunity to turn that loose friendship into a solid business partnership!

It's been a pure joy to work with you. We will definitely keep you at the very top of our list for our future real estate needs!

T. & S. T

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Hafez is an absolute pleasure to work with! His deep knowledge of the industry, and vast experience working in UniverCity at SFU, made the process of buying and selling in a crazy market so much less stressful. He always made us feel like we were his top priority and ensured that all the details - big or small - were completely taken care of. This is our third time working with Hafez and we can't recommend him highly enough.

K. & P. R

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Hafez has been a pleasure to work with. His timeliness, business acumen, and negotiation skills were invaluable to us securing our first home purchase. We also appreciate the fact that he's transparent, patient, and has always looked out for our best interests. We highly recommend connecting with Hafez for any real estate inquiries.

S. & P. J

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Hafez Panju is by far the best realtor that I’ve ever worked with. He recently helped my son, a first-time home owner, buy his first condo. Hafez gave great advice, made the process seamless, and seemed to be available 24/7. He knows the market and consistently went above and beyond for us. My son looks forward to recommending him to all of his friends when they are ready to purchase their first home.

K. D. & J. D.

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Hafez was absolutely wonderful to work with. It’s like having a friend on the “inside” that is working for you. He really cares about his clients as well as understands the SFU's unique community and neighborhood. I can’t speak highly enough of Hafez as our real estate agent. His professionalism, knowledge, honesty, integrity and hard work ethics were very much appreciated and respected. He was detail oriented, honest, good with people and has a knack for matching the buyer with what my needs were as the seller. Any questions I had, I could approach him with confidence knowing he was looking out for me. Thanks Hafez!

L.& K. L

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Just wanted to add my thanks also for helping us once again with our real estate needs. As a first time home buyer, you have helped make the process less stressful and easier to navigate for our son.  Your professionalism and knowledge of the market are second to none. Thank you for not only meeting expectations but exceeding it. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to other family and friends for their real estate transactions. 

R. L & H. L.

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Hafez, thank you for helping us with the purchase of our new home at SFU. We liked your approach, specifically that you were Always available for any question we had. And that’s in addition to your dedication and expertise. We felt supported every step of the way, which was very important not just because we were first-time buyers but also that we were quite skeptical about real estate at first.

S. S & A. S.

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Incredibly, Hafez managed to sell our Mom’s condo in record time in the middle of the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hafez put protocols in place to safeguard owners, realtors, and prospective buyers during the sale process while still maintaining momentum and interest during uncertain times. Hafez is a truly an experienced, strategic, thoughtful and capable real estate professional. After many years of his exceptional service, we wouldn’t trust our real estate needs to anyone else.’..


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When we decided we were ready to purchase our first home, we were excited and terrified all at the same time. Hafez took the time to explain the entire process to us and gave us realistic expectations. Hafez was prompt and thorough which allowed us to find the absolute perfect first home for us in only a short period of time. The energy he put in to meet our needs made us feel like we were his top priority and treated us warmly with open arms. Hafez is genuinely kind and made us feel like it was not just a transaction but a memorable mile stone in our lives. We really appreciate his support during this big decision in our lives and truly believe we will work with him again in the future.

C. & N.

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In 2 days, Hafez has done more work than another agent has done for us in a month!

As soon as we asked Hafez to be our listing agent, things went so fast! He is so motivated, organized and doesn’t waste any time to get you a buyer and negotiates the best deal for you! Yes, because of Hafez, we got a great prize for our place with some extras!

Hafez is a great listener, very knowledgeable and an action taker. With Hafez, you don’t have to worry about selling your place fast. He will make sure you get the best value in a short period of time and organizes all details for your best interests.

We were extremely happy with his work and recommend Hafez to anybody who wants to sell their place professionally and fast.

R. & B. B

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Just wanted to take this time to formally express our thanks and appreciation for guiding us through this process. Your passion and expertise truly sets you apart from other realtors we’ve worked with. 

If we ever need real estate assistance again in the future, you will certainly be on top of our list. 

H. & R. L.

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Exceptional client service & fantastic buyer experience

We are so glad we contacted Hafez when we were ready to look for our next investment property. From the day I have contacted Hafez to the day our offer was accepted; Hafez made us feel like his #1 priority. Hafez has the “It” factor that makes a realtor exceptional. He is dedicated, has excellent attention to detail, impressive research skills, he is friendly, approachable and always available to his clients. We trusted Hafez and his guidance 100%. He is a savvy negotiator, he is personable, he is very knowledgeable and his support during our search, multiple offers and negotiations was invaluable. When you work with Hafez, you know you are working with one of the Best. We look forward to working with Hafez in the future and we will definitely recommend Hafez to others.

M. & D. G.

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When we decided to buy a condo at SFU for our daughter we worked with Hafez Panju who found the perfect unit for us that ticked all the boxes.  As we were new to the experience of buying property on the campus, Hafez took the time to explain the process and answered all our questions thoroughly.  He is very knowledgable about all aspects of purchasing and living on campus and was able to give us valuable insight into home ownership in this unique environment.  Hafez was always available and responded to our emails or phone calls right away but never left us feeling pressured.  He is professional but also very personable and his friendly manner was refreshing.  We are considering a second purchase as a rental unit and wouldn't hesitate to work with Hafez again and highly recommend him as a realtor of choice.  

L. M.
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In buying or selling your property, you want to be represented by someone who is enthusiastic, ethical, committed, available, professional, diligent and exceptional at his job. All of these terms describe Hafez. The service that he provides is amazing, ensuring the optimal realtor experience in every way. He is the best real estate agent with whom my husband and I have worked in years. We are delighted to highly recommend him without hesitation!

I. & M. S.

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Hafez is an absolutely amazing relator, who goes above and beyond. We have now bought and sold with Hafez. Hafez goes out of his way to ensure everything is in order and all questions/concerns are addressed (some of these questions we never even thought of). His knowledge is one of a kind!  After the sale and our purchase his contact doesn’t stop he sends friendly reminders on completing speculation tax and so on.  Hafez’s service is top notch!  I have referred him on to other family members who have all been beyond satisfied with his services!   If you are thinking of buying or selling I would strongly recommend Hafez for your needs, he goes above and beyond for his clients and isn’t just focused on the sale or the buy, his focus is on his clients happiness and security!   If I could give him a higher then 5 rating I most definitely would!  He’s a 10!

M.& D. R.

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Hafez helped me close the deal on my new home quickly and seemingly effortlessly. I expected the process to be more stressful based on my previous experience of working with other agents -- but I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it turned out to be!


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My brother and I used Hafez off a recommendation from my Dad's co-worker to buy our first home! And he has been excellent at helping us navigate this complicated purchase. As well as great advice when he got a bad feeling to make sure we found the place that is right for us. Now we haven't got the keys just yet but it has been an easy and smooth process and I'm sure the final stages will be as well. He is quick to respond to any questions and even quicker to arrange showings that worked around our busy work schedule so we didn't miss out! I don't have much experience in the home buying process, since this is my first, but I would definitely recommend using him as he the best!

C.M. & K.M.

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On behalf of my family, I would like to take a moment to extend to you our appreciation for your extraordinary efforts, hard work, and patience for both selling and purchasing a new house. Thanks, in your case, certainly is not enough!

I interviewed many realtors prior to hiring you. You were well prepared and the way you shared your knowledge on the strategies for investing in real estate, I felt you care the most about your clients needs. And now, I am confident more than before to say you are one of the most customer obsessed realtors.

Your frequent communication, promptness, professionalism, attention to details and your knowledge assisted me in understanding of the market. I was so pleased that every phone call to answer my questions or to calm my concerns was returned so quickly! You definitely went above and beyond, and I believe that you are an exemplary and well connected real estate agent with heart.

Although, it was a long journey from searching for our dream home to selling our property, it was a rewarding and educational experience for me.

I am so delighted with your superior service and look forward to possible future endeavors.

N. P.

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Living in Coquitlam is what we have always wanted so that our kids can be close to their grandparents. Luckily we have recently found a beautiful home to live ...in and closed the deal with the help of Hafez Panju--an exceptionally knowledgeable realtor in the Coquitlam area. He is super professional and makes things so easy for us so we do not miss a beat.
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My husband and I have had Hafez as our Realtor for many years now and I must say, he has done a wonderful job of selling and buying our homes, even when we lived in Nova Scotia for 2+ years we checked the market in the Lower Mainland, found something that interested us and Hafez helped us through the whole procedure and then we moved/flew back to BC and our home was waiting for us...we loved it. If you want the job done, Hafez is your Realtor. He has proven it many times with us. Thank you Hafez and great job!
L. & L. S.

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We are residents of Ontario and were looking to buy some property in Burnaby. As we were new to the BC real estate market we really wanted someone that we could put our faith in and that would look after our best interests.

When we first contacted Hafez we immediately felt that he was very knowledgeable about the local real estate market, history on the area and market conditions.

Hafez gave us a very good understanding of the differences in the two markets and was there step... by step with us throughout the entire buying procedure even though we were thousands of kilometers away during the whole process. He also investigated and analyzed the condo documents extensively for us.

In the end, we felt that Hafez went above and beyond what other agents might have done and would highly endorse Hafez to anyone thinking of buying or selling their property.

Tim M.

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Being a first time home buyer in the competitive lower mainland real estate market is exciting--but mostly a little scary and confusing. We feel so relieved and lucky to have used Hafez as our agent. He was patient, knowledgable, and super supportive. Something that I personally appreciated was that he is very honest and realistic with you and is always looking to find a way to meet all your important criteria. We would definitely recommend his service to others. E. T. d. S & C. T. d. S

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Our experience with Hafez Panju started with a strong recommendation from friends who recently sold their house for 400k over asking. They told us they were completely thrilled with his service. We said…’give us the name of that realtor!’

Our first and lasting impression of Hafez was of complete professionalism and superior competency. He is very experienced and knowledgeable and immediately started us on the road towards selling our house. He neatly rode the line between taking input from us while using his skills to guide us to a stronger sale. We ended up with multiple offers over asking one day after our open house and we achieved our hopes for quick sale and generous sale price.

We also got to see that Hafez is a great guy under all that professionalism, and are happy to recommend him to any friends and family.

Nick & Susan

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We have worked with Hafez for seven years and have conducted business with him on multiple real estate purchases and sales. Hafez’s knowledge and expertise in real estate is second to none. His marketing plan is highly effective in selling your home quickly and for top price. Hafez cares about finding you a home that is the best fit for your budget and for your family and will spend countless hours in making sure he finds you the house of your dreams. Hafez support doesn’t stop there. He works with you well beyond the purchase or sale and until you are all settled in your home. We trust Hafez whole heartedly in helping us make wise real estate decisions and have recommended him to many of our friends and family.

Mark & Annette

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As a first-time homebuyer, I had no idea how complex the real estate process is. Hafez was great in that he helped guide me through each step from beginning to end. He was always available to answer any questions I had. And I really valued the opinions and advice he gave me. He made it clear from day one that my satisfaction was his number one priority and it really showed. I would definitely recommend HafezRealty for anyone looking to buy or sell a home.


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“When we first decided to start looking at upsizing to a bigger home, the first person we thought of to help us through this process was Hafez.  We have known Hafez for several years prior, and we have always regarded him as a  knowledgeable, friendly  and honest person who is very easy to talk to.  We knew he would be the perfect person to get the job done!  Hafez has integrity and an amazing work ethic, always going above and beyond to make sure things are done properly.   Not only did he help us find our dream home, he also managed to sell our home in 4 days, for well above asking!!!  His continuous follow-ups and support through our move-out and move-in have been greatly appreciated.  We would not hesitate one moment to recommend Hafez to anyone!”

Vince & Connie

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My family was very pleased and happy with the expertise and detail that Hafez gave us when we were helping our mom sell our family home. His understanding and knowledge of the real estate market is second to none. Hafez has an incredibly professional, reliable and competent team that helped us prepare, stage, list and sell our home. 

Throughout each step of the way, Hafez and his team were available to communicate, by email and phone, and did a wonderful job keeping us up to date.  My mother received more than the asking price, with multiple offers, the day after the open house.  Hafez managed our expectations and made the whole process as stress free as possible.

We will continue to recommend Hafez and his team to anyone who is thinking of selling their home.  

Sharon & Dave

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It has been an absolute pleasure working with Hafez in finding our new home. His expertise and attention to detail was invaluable in helping us make the right decision. He is patient, very well organized, and quick to provide answers. We felt that he truly had our best interests in mind and provided us with his honest opinions backed with relevant facts. Hafez does his research, knows the market, and goes above an beyond for his clients. He is a true professional and conducts himself with the utmost integrity. There is no other realtor I would trust to have in my corner. I highly recommend Hafez to anyone looking to buy or sell their home. You will be in the best hands!

J. J. 

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Thank you for your professional, and unconditional support during the emotional time of selling our parents family home, located in West Coquitlam. Having your guidance from the get go on this experience certainly helped us navigate the sale on the only home we have known for 40 years.

Hafez and Debra were great to work with. Everyone was accommodating in the showings, necessary discussions and the experience was very fluid. Your attention to the details and supporting the necessary action items to make this process a positive one were done with such passion, and integrity, that it is obvious to us why you were indeed the right fit for our family.

It was a great pleasure to get to know you and we know we have made a friend.

Thank you for all that you did for us, and continue to offer.


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We met Hafez at an open house and were immediately impressed with his interest in us and his quick follow-up. We weren't looking for a realtor, but decided after meeting him that we would work with him to find our new home. He knew that we were just starting our search for a new home, and was very patient with our many inquiries. His goal was to help us find the right place--we never felt pressured, and Hafez was willing to show us any properties that were of interest. He kept us informed of new listings that would be of interest to us, and was only too happy to make inquiries on our behalf. He took the time to understand what we wanted, and was very up front in his opinions about the properties that we viewed.

When we found the right place and were ready to make an offer, Hafez's negotiating skills got us the property for the amount we were willing to spend, despite a higher asking price. Hafez's assistance does not stop when the deal is made. He was with us every step of the way until our possession date, even through some minor further negotiations with the sellers. We will recommend Hafez to any of our friends or colleagues that are looking for a top-notch realtor!


Doug and Roy 


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It is with pleasure and gratitude that we share comments on our experience with Hafez Panju in the purchase of our recent rental property. While we have bought and sold a number of properties, we have never before encountered such a level of support throughout a transaction.

The guidance and assistance at each phase of the purchase was superior. After the initial meeting, Hafez helped by developing a very relevant list of prospective properties; he provided useful insights on attributes to consider within our selection criteria; then visited a number of properties with ourselves and our prospective tenants, and provided proactive facilitation during the purchase negotiations and due diligence. All of these tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of competence, humility and integrity.

Thus, we highly recommend Hafez Panju for residential real estate needs.

Dave & Dorothy

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We’d both like to say thanks for the service so far. I always take testimonials with a grain of salt, but I must say that we’re both very pleased that they were all true. One that stuck out was from someone who stated that the level of service was so good that it made them feel as if they were your only clients. We certainly felt that way too and it’s very impressive that you’re apparently able to deliver that kind of professional attention to everyone. You mentioned that the best thing for your business at the end of the day was return business and referrals. We’ll certainly take you up on both.

Micheal & Stacey

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With his knowledge of the Coquitlam market, Hafez established a realistic price that matched our expectations and we received two offers from four showings in the first two days after listing. One was for 99.3% of the asking price and we reached a deal with the buyer the next day. This was achieved in a challenging, balanced market where the seller did not have the upper hand.

Hafez was attentive to us throughout the sales process, keeping us fully informed, and paid close attention to all the details, including liaison with our lawyer's staff. We felt very comfortable and confident dealing with him and would be pleased to do so again.

Ian and Anita

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"We had a great experience with Hafez. Professional and courteous. He is very aware of the homes listed in the area we were looking to purchase (coquitlam) and priced our house just right as we sold on the first day of showings. Everything was done in a professional manner and quickly. We would highly recommend Hafez."
S. & C. Curran
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