Testimonials

Thyra was the real estate agent who took charge of the sale of my home in Lions Bay. However, I think of Thyra as a close friend. Her knowledge of the real estate market and her ability to gauge trends and directions is unparalleled. Her commitment to her “clients” complete. Thyra worked with me, understood what I was hoping to achieve and made a most difficult time as easy as it could have been. You will not find a better real estate agent.

~ Leah Bendell


Over the years we have talked to Thyra at various open houses and we recognized she was very knowledgeable and candid about the housing market. When the time came to sell our house, the decision was an easy one to choose Thyra as our agent. Selling a house and buying a new property is an emotional one and Thyra carefully guided us through the process on the property we purchased. She knew more about what we needed than we did! We trusted her completely with listing our property with her, setting the listing price, the staging and the photographing. We were very pleased with the outcome of this process.

Oh! Nobody works harder than Thyra!

~ Jim and Pam Cave.


Thyra is both wonderful and ethical! We traveled from Toronto to Vancouver, she always made time to meet with us. She would show us the properties via FaceTime even in heavy rain. She was honest about the pros and cons of the property of our choice and connected us with the contractors to get the full picture that helped us make the best decision. She went extra miles to investigate some outstanding items on the property. After the sale, she connected us with the sellers and new community members. We are very grateful for and happy with her responsible and timely service. Looking forward to working with Thyra again!

~ Yvonne and Terry

We absolutely loved working with Thyra and can't recommend her enough. She's incredibly knowledgeable of the real estate market and has so much experience. As first time home buyers, her guidance and advice were invaluable to us and we trusted her implicitly. We always felt very confident that she only had our best interest in mind and that ultimately, our happiness and quality of life were her top priority. We're so grateful to have had Thyra's support throughout this whole process and will absolutely be reaching out to her in future, when we're ready to 'upgrade’!

~ Brynn and Rory

Thyra was key to our west coast move by finding our dream home in Lion's Bay. As residents of Ontario, it was very challenging to contemplate purchasing a property in an area we don't know, having no local contacts, while being thousands of miles away. Thyra with her complete knowledge of the Lion's Bay and West Van areas was our answer - she was able to assess the key elements of the property for us, while guiding us through the entire process remotely. Beyond the purchase, Thyra offered further assistance to us, by helping us set up our post office box, introducing us to general contractors to help us with renovating the property, and offering to help receive our furniture when it's shipped to our property. Our west coast move would have been much more difficult if it were not for Thyra.

~ Ken and Karen


We engaged Thyra to sell our property in Lions Bay and couldn’t be more pleased with the service she provided. Her deep knowledge of the market guided us to a price which was higher than we’d expected and the high quality of the photographs and marketing materials led to a great deal of interest as soon as the property went on the market. Thyra managed to arrange over a dozen viewings over two days and we received a full price offer right away. We can strongly recommend Thyra to anyone looking to sell their house.


~ Manon Carpentier and Don Kirkwood


Working with Thyra means having an agent who is not only on your side, but who considers your needs and goals with the utmost care and detail. Not only did we feel incredibly comfortable working with Thyra, but she always made us feel like we could go at our own pace, while also keeping us as informed as possible about all of our options. She advocates for you and always keeps your best interests at heart. Not only this, but she goes the extra mile, which makes a world of difference in the highly competitive landscape of today’s real estate market. Her level of expertise is truly unmatched, and I hope we will be working with her for years to come.

~ Yasmine Nadery and Spencer Last


We can’t say enough about Thyra’s professionalism and knowledge that we experienced when working with her to find a home in these very challenging market conditions. Throughout the entire process we were impressed by her high integrity, tenacity and consistent follow up.  We found that she effectively listened to our needs and always kept our best interests in mind.  Thyra conducted vital and effective research to assist with assessing a fair market value of the property for the offer and then negotiated effectively  on our behalf. She is extremely responsive to questions, always responding in a timely manner.  She shows great attention to the details enabling the transaction to get done.  We have the highest level of confidence in her. 

~ Tracy and John Wiseman


Thyra McKilligan is a very competent and knowledgeable realtor. We didn’t have much time to look for a condo and she prepped us before we arrived and made time for us so that we could hone in on what we wanted and not waste time looking at properties we would not be interested in or could afford. In two weeks we found one and we are extremely happy with our purchase. 

She also offered her contacts in cleaning, painting, and decorating: all very experienced people we would never have found on our own. We cannot recommend her enough not only for her expertise, but for her common sense and likeable personality. 

~ Shannon Mitchell and Michael Ornstein


Thyra was initially involved in identifying an appropriate property for us and the thought and care she offered us resulted in us acquiring a fantastic condo which exceeded our expectations in every way.  When we decided to market the condo Thyra was our first contact. Not only did she present the condo beautifully but she achieved a fair price and handled the whole process professionally and amiably. We would not hesitate to recommend her for either your buying or selling activity.  Thank you Thyra

~ Richard and Annie
Back in the UK


We recently undertook the task of selling a home. My brother recommended that we seek out Thyra McKilligan as our agent. What a wonderful choice! Thyra demonstrated expert knowledge of the market, invaluable advice preparing the house for sale, and tireless attention to our needs and questions. She filled me with confidence and I so appreciated all her efforts to make this sale a success. Every aspect was professionally dealt with. She is a lovely person and an experienced real estate professional. Many thanks, Thyra
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~ Astrid Pinkerton


We are so appreciative of the services provided by Thyra during our home search. As first-time home buyers, we could always count on Thyra to provide excellent advice and guidance on the true value of a property and if it was the right fit for us. It is clear that she is very experienced and has a high level of knowledge about the real estate market. In such a hot market, Thyra made the process smooth and easy. Although we hope to not be searching for a new home any time soon, we would undoubtedly use Thyra again for future purchases and sales.

~ Duncan & Allison, Kitsilano 

I highly recommend Thyra as a realtor . Her recommendations in preparing the house for being listed were very valuable including the services providers that she arranged , who were all excellent  and critical towards the final sale. Thyra's extensive experience and insight towards understanding the market ensured the house was well positioned, allowing us to feel comfortable and at ease during the entire process. Additionally, her contacts with many realtors throughout the North Shore really ensured the sale was done in a timely manner, while getting us the best price. Thanks again for everything.

~ Stewart N


After having worked with a couple of different realtors in the past, Thyra McKilligan has proven to be a cut above the rest. She epitomizes utmost professionalism and cautious optimism when giving advice to her clients. Her many years of experience have provided her confidence and astute knowledge in the real estate market which in turn worked towards her clients' advantage. We will definitely recommend her and use her services again in the future.

~ Bob and Socorro Newland


One of the hardest things I had to do was to put up my house for sale, having lived there for 28 years.   However it was time to downsize.  I was introduced to Thyra and she was very astute - she knew I was not ready to sell until I had an idea of where I wanted to live next.  Thyra  spent considerable time showing me places based on my needs and criteria.  Her advice: don’t make a hasty decision, you’ll know when you are ready.  Within a few months I was ready and listed the house.  Thyra was phenomenal- she analyzed the market, profiled my house as the family home it was, and made the whole process seamless and trouble free - the sale was completed in 10 days.  Then it was time to look for my next move - Thyra was again phenomenal.   She helped me find the right home.  Thyra was professional, caring and always there for me. Thyra provides excellent service, is trustworthy and a very experienced and ethical realtor.   I would recommend her to anyone who wants to sell or buy a home.  It has been  a pleasure to work with her.   

~ Nilusha


Andrew and I were thrilled with the quality of service from our realtor, Thyra McKilligan. Thanks to her professionalism, responsiveness, caring style and attention to detail we had an amazing, supportive experience selling our home of twenty years. We would recommend Thyra without hesitation. 

~ Bev and Andrew


From my first contact with Thyra about selling my home, I found her to be very pleasant, informative and knowledgeable of the process.  Thyra ensured every detail was expertly addressed.  The online listing she prepared, including photography, was superb. Thyra was always timely and sensitive to the challenges for both seller and buyer.  The sale was completed to the great satisfaction of all concerned in only six days from listing.  I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Thyra during the sale of my property, and highly recommend her for real estate services.

~ Herb Johnston


Thyra did a phenomenal job selling my family’s property in Lions Bay. She was patient, considerate, and communicating very well. The selling would have been quite difficult if it was not helped by Thyra, and she did it in less than a month! I would recommend Thyra to anyone who is looking for a highly professional and trustworthy real estate agent. 

~ Warm regards, Freda 


For the past 16 years Thyra has been the only Realtor we would consider using. She is knowledgeable, professional, personable and has incredible attention to detail. She knows this market We can’t say enough about the service she delivers and would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

~ Kathy & Keith Gregson


I have been a client of Thyra McKilligan, not just in buying a home, but selling a home ten years later! She is a true professional, and extremely sensitive in accommodating the needs of her client. I would not hesitate a moment to use her Realtor services should I need them again in the future. If buying or selling a home, she is a true expert, and adds a most personal touch to doing business with her clients.

~ J. Monroe


Thyra McKilligan came into our home as a real estate agent.  From our first meeting to sale completion Thyra reacted and responded as if we were her only clients. Her focus and understanding of the market  were a constant reminder of why we had chosen her in the first place. Her experience guides her to value the property as it should be.She is highly professional and at the same time very relatable.  Thyra is very good at overcoming objections,  and is able to pivot with ease. Her passion for the industry is evident.  She came into our home as an agent and left as a friend.

M&B, Lions Bay


Thyra McKilligan is an exceptional realtor.  I really didn't know how to proceed with selling my house.  Thyra was a very active participant in helping to preparing the house and yard to achieve a welcoming, desirable property for sale. She always kept me informed of progress and was just a phone call away for any questions I had. The entire experience was relaxed, knowing I had a friend to help with every aspect of this nerve racking (for me) endeavour. Her approach is to provide personalized service and support. This is what makes her a highly valued, efficient and effective realtor. 

~ Liz Jordan, Lions Bay


Thyra is the best! She is such a hard worker and has extensive experience and knowledge of the market. We felt in good hands as she helped us navigate the process of purchasing our condo. We always felt she had our best interest and went "above and beyond" to get the deal done. Can't thank her enough, we highly recommend Thyra.

~ Angela and Bill, West Vancouver


We’ve worked with a fair number of agents in our time and found Thyra to be among the best.  Above all, integrity. Thyra put her work and customer satisfaction above any fees  she earned. She enjoys her work. Experience and intelligence. The two must go together. She has years of experience and the brains to put them to use – for a successful result. Thyra advised as to what a credible asking price should be, what we needed to do in way of preparation. In addition she brought in the appropriate furniture pieces and accessories to ‘stage’ the house for showing Commitment. Thyra answered phone calls immediately or as soon as is possible. She was at the sale property as often as needed.  Closing the sale. Once she had an offer to work with she did her magic and made things happen. No back-and-forth. No bickering. Legal knowledge. No mistakes or missteps. The transaction was clean and professionally carried out.

~ Patricia and Peter Ordynec


Thyra’s knowledge of the local real estate market and her experience in collaborating with other realtors proved to be invaluable. I am delighted to have accepted a fair price offer within 2 weeks of listing. Thyra took the time and had the patience to guide me through the many steps: pricing, staging, listing, marketing, analyzing and finalizing counter-offers and contract. Thyra’s professionalism combined with her friendly, straight-forward personality allowed her to offer advice and accept my decisions. I strongly recommend Thyra as a hard-working realtor, focused on helping her client achieve the best possible outcome.

~ Trixi, Lions Bay


Thyra recently assisted us with the sale of my late father’s apartment in West Vancouver.  Her advice and guidance was invaluable and made the whole process so much easier from start to finish. She worked hard on our behalf and kept us well informed of all developments. We can say from personal experience that Thyra is a skilled professional who knows the markets and is genuinely focused on providing the best possible service to her clients.

~ Owen & Sabine Jones


Thyra guided us through the entire marketing process and provided us with a well informed analysis of the competition around us, what price range we were in, and our home’s strong and weak points.  She also made recommendations to make our home more attractive to buyers and was very clear on what projects should be avoided, saving us both time and money.  Her guidance on preparing our home to show at its best, was invaluable!  Thyra was wonderfully skilled in dealing with counter-offers and helped us resolve issues by drawing on expert help.  To sum up, a great real estate agent is money well spent!

~ Peach and Paul Akerheilm


Working with Thyra was great and gave us the house we always wanted. When selling, she was realistic with price, clear about expectations, but also willing to put in the time to ensure our house sold. Then, when we needed to purchase quickly, she helped us narrow the field and guided us in negotiations. She was always helpful, always working for us, clearly knowledgeable, and very patient.

~ Hallie & Christopher Marshall


Thyra was just as invested in our next home purchase as we were. Her direct approach, knowledge of the North Shore market and her experience were all equally important as we were looking for our family's next home. She expertly helped us sell, joined us for countless open houses, all while maintaining our focus on the important things throughout. We’d happily recommend our friends and family work with Thyra as they begin their next real estate adventure. —Thank you, Thyra.

~ Geoff & Marianne Brooks.


So delighted that you've been our realtor. You provided us with exceptional care and professionalism. Your service was outstanding.

~ The Newlands


Thank you so much for your professionalism in the recent sale of our house. You are extremely knowledgeable about West Vancouver and Lions Bay and that goes a long way in helping prospective purchasers, and giving peace of mind to sellers. You were able to attract good traffic and attention to our listing. We would not hesitate in recommending you to our friends, neighbours and prospective clients as we were impressed with your integrity. You ave our permission to share this information. Thanks again.

~ Pat & Greg Smith, Lions Bay


Thyra is competence personified. She has proven that her judgement on timing, strategy, price, and presentation are completely on point so we would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home. And, as a bonus, she is great fun to deal with.

- Mark and Angela Betteridge, Lions Bay


Thyra has been nothing but professional and has found us the ultimate solution where our growing family will be very happy. I have probably used at least five different agents. Her attention to detail, thoughtfulness and knowledge of strata, neighbourhoods, financing and “closing the deal” has not been matched by any of them.

- Gareth and Kristen Lloyd


After years of struggling with the decision to sell our Lions Bay home, we had no hesitation to hire Thyra as our agent. Thyra graciously visited our home on numerous occasions over the years to discuss a possible sale with us. Thyra was constantly patient, forthright and accommodating. Sharing her wealth of experience and deep understanding of Lions Bay homes made us feel secure in our decision to move forward. She is available 24/7 to answer questions and never made us feel pressured to do anything that didn’t feel right. Thyra is honest, very professional, and above all … Ethical. I highly recommend her and look forward to working with her again.

~ Stacey Butterworth.


Thyra is the consummate real estate professional in every respect. We are the grateful recipients of exemplary service on both the purchase and sale end of the real estate transaction as she shepherded us through the entire process from start to finish with knowledgable and perceptive advice. We especially appreciated her scrupulous attention to detail, strategy, and communication which greatly eased our concerns and stress as did her core values of integrity and ethics. We will use Thyra’s service when the next opportunity arises and have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in recommending the same to anyone looking for one of the best!

~ Don & Carollyne Beenham, Lions Bay and West Vancouver


We have worked with Thyra several times over the last ten years in both Lions Bay and West Vancouver and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor. Thyra's professionalism, integrity, depth of experience and commitment to excellence have made each experience very positive.

~ Keith & Kathy Gregson West Vancouver 


Thyra has been my real estate agent on several transactions and has proven to be nimble, responsive, reliable and one of the best listeners I’ve ever met. From my experience, I can say that Thyra excels at helping her clients make an often difficult transition from one's current home to visualizing a new life in the next one. She's an amazing partner in these very important decisions.

~ Susan Davies


It was a pleasure to work with Thyra McKilligan on the sale of our home. As a realtor, Thyra brings high professional standards and a strong sense of integrity to her work. During the stressful time of selling a home that you love, Thyra was able to see us through the process with care, calmness, and tact.

~ Chris & Alannah MacPhail, Lions Bay, BC


I am very happy with the level of service Thyra provided. I am a very tough customer and Thyra met my high standards. It took me years of searching before I found the right house and she was nothing but patient and professional. When I finally found the house I wanted, she really went the extra mile. If I were to buy or sell real estate in the future, I would absolutely use her services again.

~ Lisa Phillips




Get In Touch

Thyra McKilligan

Remax Masters Realty

1453 Bellevue Ave  West Vancouver,  BC  V7T 1C3 

Mobile: (604) 306-2355

Phone: (604) 306-2355

thyram@telus.net