John, Thanks so much for making our lives so much easier with the sale of our house in such competent hands, we had no worries. John, your warm, caring understanding manner is your strong attribute. Craig and I always felt your honest, sincere advice was sound. We Applaud your success and wish you all the best in 2012!

Jill and Craig L.Maple Ridge

David, Thank you very much for all your help in getting our home SOLD and not only sold, but at full price! We know that there were some challenging “issues” involved where you had to put your investigative skills to good use. We really appreciate your help right through the negotiation process.

Trent & Susan J.Mission

Dear David, Thanks you so very much for everything and all your help. We are being honest when we say we have never had such a good realtor before you. You went over and beyond helping my mom. We wish you the very best and hope you keep in touch. That would be nice.
P.S. My mom loves the townhouse.

Ursula F. and Doreen H. Maple Ridge

I have retained David as my realtor for my last two sales and could not be happier with the experience. David first met with me on both sales and gave a clear and concise plan for the sale of my home including an estimate on the value of my home, an explanation of the current market in my area, examples of sales (both on sale and sold) in my area, as well as tips on laying out my home for future viewings.  David then continuously kept in contact with me and provided his expertise throughout the process. While showing my home, David was always punctual with my viewings and informed me of how the viewing went (including an online survey).  When an offer came in, David then provided me with great advice and concluded both deals, continuing to keep in contact with me until the closing date.

Throughout the usually strenuous process of purchasing and selling a home, David is informative, confident, and goes beyond expectations, which was a significant help in getting through the sale and being more than happy with the results at the end. I would highly recommend David Maitre for the sale of your home and will continue to retain David as my realtor in my future real estate endeavours..

Brenden C. Port Coquitlam

My wife and I have recently sold our home in Maple Ridge, B. C. The success of this venture rests mainly on the skill and expertise of Mr. John Carlson, a representative of One Percent Realty Ltd. The fact that John is member of the prestigious Medalion Club attests to his sales ability. We chose one percent realtors because of past experience when we sold an earlier home in Vancouver, B. C.; the advantages being, excellent service and commissions more favourable to the client.

At our first meeting, John submitted samples of a variety of house sales in our area, and explained in clear terms the procedure he would follow to ensure in detail how it would be to our advantage. True to his word, he went to work selling our house at the agreed price in a matter of weeks. We were encouraged by his informing us of the procedure each step of the way, and were relieved of any anxiety in the process. If we were ever in the position of selling or purchasing property in the future, John and his ‘one percent’ partners would be our choice without exception.

Harry and Phyllis J.Pitt Meadows

David was truthful and knowledgeable from the first step to the last. He was incredibly accommodating about the special requests I had for my pets during showings and many times went above and beyond. The sale of our house was due to divorce and David was discreet and nonjudgmental. His goal is to help you sell your house as quickly as possible but he won’t sacrifice a fair price for a quick commission. He returns calls and emails promptly and knows the market so well he can almost always answer specific questions regarding other homes for sale or sold in your neighbourhood from memory. If he doesn’t know the answer, he will find out and get back to you. If you want flattery and an initially inflated recommended list price, feel free to pay more for it. David is straightforward, honest, and gets the job done. I would absolutely have him as a realtor again and would recommend him to anyone I know

Susan K.Maple Ridge

I first heard of David Maitre and his partner through a program on CKNW and decided then that if I put my house on the market I would definitely consider using their services. And I chose the right people. David’s  expertise, in-depth knowledge of marketing and how to reach the right people led me to receive two offers on my property within 5 days and subsequent sale. I would recommend David Maitre as a knowledgeable and dedicated realtor who will focus on selling your property in a timely manner.

Patricia C. Coquitlam

We are pleased to provide an endorsement for the services provided to us by John Carlson and One Percent Realty.

We have just sold our long time family home and downsized as the kids have “left the nest.” To say we were “difficult” clients would be a gross understatement. Both of us are very busy working professionals with hectic schedules. We had special circumstances concerning showing times, our two very senior dogs, and a requirement for showings by appointment only.

John provided us with exceptional, professional and efficient realty services.

He was fabulous communicating with us (in all methods), was personable and enthusiastic, and went out of his way to make himself available to us given our crazy daily schedules. In addition, John understood not only our showing restriction circumstances, but was also sensitive to the fact we were selling a home with many years of happy family memories.

The old adage “you get what you pay for” is extremely flawed when you are referring to the real estate professional services provided by John Carlson. You get much more.

John sold our home for a price we were happy with at a fraction of the cost of other realty agencies. He also helped us find a fabulous new home in which to create many more happy memories in the years to come. We recommend John Carlson and the services of One Percent Realty without hesitation.

If you are seeking a professional, personable and very capable realtor, contact John Carlson. We are confident that you’ll have a fantastic client experience. We certainly did.

Brendan and Andrea O.Port Coquitlam, BC

I first met John (briefly) when he was putting up a sign for a listing about three blocks from our home.  The property wasn’t in the best location, and I had heard a lot of “stuff” about 1% Realty—I was slightly pessimistic about the chances that they property would sell.  Nonetheless, my initial impression of John was positive.  I took note when that property sold in less than a month.

About two months later we had an opportunity to buy a property in another community that was a much better fit for our family, and we decided to put our Maple Ridge property up for sale.  I knew I could save some money using 1% realty so my first call was to John to see what he would do if I listed with him.  John met me at my house, did a walk through, and brought some comparable properties for me to consider.  I was very impressed with his professional approach, and his ability to showcase our house on his web site with professional-quality pictures both inside and out.  I made the decision to list the property with John with confidence.

That was on December 13th, 2013, just before our family left on vacation.  The following week I was surprised to see email that we had had several showings and an offer already!  John was a real pro in managing the multiple offers for us from a distance, and we actually sold the property while we were on vacation three time zones away!  Our fast sale was exactly what we needed to close on our other property, which we did.

I couldn’t be happier with the service and professionalism of John and his team, and I can recommend him without any hesitation to anyone interested in selling their property.

Doug F.Maple Ridge

We have never used One Percent Realty before but we thought we’d give them a try and we could not have been more pleased with the results. John was very helpful and informative as we went through the process. He demonstrated diligence by pulling out all available comparables in the area so we could make an informed decision before settling on a listing price. He kept us up to date during the entire process through phone calls, meetings and text messages. We were never left wondering about what was happening and he was always open to our questions or concerns. The description, pictures, virtual tour and brochures of our house were superb and really showcased our house in the best possible light. Upon closing the sale, he was thorough and very patient about going through the contract with us to ensure we knew exactly what we were signing.  We would definitely use John again in the future and will recommend him to others.  Thank you, John!

Kevin and Teresa L.Maple Ridge

Thank you for providing me with your excellent real estate service. You have been very thorough with your work and it is much appreciated. Before I chose you at ‘One Percent Realty’ to represent my townhome sale, I was concerned that I would receive inferior real estate service as I was paying you half the fee of other Real estate companies for the same work. I was thus pleasantly surprised and am happy to see that there are real estate companies out there that are willing to provide good real estate service to the community at a lower cost. Thank you also for your honesty in sharing your inside info of how real estate fees are shared amongst agents in completed sales. I will certainly be calling you when I have more work available! All the best with expanding your company!

Kindest regards,


We highly recommend John Carlson/John & Dave as an excellent Realtor to work with. We are very happy with the service we received and the results. We sold our house quickly and saved about $15,000 in commissions compared to what some other companies charge. We also worked with John/John & Dave on the purchase of our next home and we were satisfied with the professionalism and work ethic on that transaction as well. Overall we had a very good experience and got great value. We will recommend John/John & Dave to our family and friends!

Sandy & JimMaple Ridge