Our goal is to provide you with the best service possible and we have assembled a team of professionals to do just that. Each member of the team has an area of specialization, thus allowing us to offer you expert service in each of those areas. This expertise allows us to stay on top of the latest conditions and trends in the real estate market. It allows us to manage all the details in your transaction simultaneously and smoothly.
It provides better one-on-one service than most realtors can offer and it provides you with the comfort of knowing that not just one person is working for you, but a whole team of professionals is working for you at no extra charge!
We are very grateful for all of our clients and friends! It means a great deal that you express your confidence and trust in us by referring your friends, family, and business associates to us.
Meet The Team
Gary Fraipont - Sales Professional
Gary is a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and has also been the recipient of the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award. These are awarded only to those who have displayed the highest level of accomplishment and dedication to the Real Estate industry. He is a consistent member of the RE/MAX 100% and Platinum Clubs (the top 1% of all RE/MAX sales associates), and the Vancouver Real Estate Board's Presidents Club (The Real Estate Board's top 1%). Gary has a high level of skill in marketing of all types of residential homes, farms, acreage and commercial-investment properties.
Gary's outstanding track record has proven that he can meet the needs of home sellers and buyers in all price ranges. He is very Real Estate wise and will patiently explain the complex rules and regulations you face in buying and selling a property. Gary is dedicated to giving you the facts and obtaining positive results.
Real Estate has been a huge part of Gary’s life for years. He also enjoys family time with his wife Allison and their 2 pugs Jin & Joule. He enjoys spending some of his time exploring on his boat, or taking a drive in one of his collector cars.
Lorraine Manyk - Sales Professional
Lorraine knows how important it is to stay current with all the latest marketing tools. Her complete team system ensures a flawless, efficient and satisfying experience for clients from start to finish. When you select Lorraine as your Real Estate professional you not only benefit from her expertise but you are supported by a professional team, working hard to make sure every detail falls into place. Lorraine is a consistent member of the Vancouver Real Estate Board Medallion Club (Real Estate Board Top 10%). She is also a member of the RE/MAX 100% and the RE/MAX Hall of Fame.
Lorraine has been proudly serving the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Real Estate areas for over 20 years and is a 30 year plus dedicated community member.
If Lorraine isn’t hard at work for her clients, you will find her on the beautiful dykes of Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows walking her dog Quinn, golfing in our gorgeous spring & summer weather, or spending time with her 2 wonderful sons & adorable grandson.
Themy Gitersos - Sales Professional
Themy’s clientele personally believe in the expertise that he provides how he provides it and the enormous benefits they receive from it. Having grown up watching his parents work hard to support their family, they ingrained in him the importance of the customer relationship and how it needs to be the most important aspect of any business to ensure true success. Now with 3 little ones of his own, he hopes to instill the same values for hard work and passion for achieving success in their lives as he has in his.
Being respectful, loyal and honest are the true building blocks of his inner self which he’s carried over into his own business and especially into his client relationships. He also believes in a handshake and that it still means something today. With 20 years in sales, Themy’s collective strength of the Fraipont & Manyk Team and a keen sense of modern marketing strategies, he is able to successfully plan and implement winning strategies to buy and sell homes.
Balance in life is also very important to Themy. When he is not immersing himself in Real Estate, you can find him venturing out to see new places, travelling the world, sketching ideas, golfing with friends or simply listening and mixing music. Of course, he enjoys his family time immensely too! He loves playing with his kids, taking them places and sharing in new experiences and at the end of a long filled day, he likes to kick back and relax with a glass of wine alongside his beautiful wife.
Themy looks forward to the opportunity of “wow’ing you with his and the teams service and personally being your guide along your Real Estate Journey.
Karey Tate - Sales Professional
There is tremendous satisfaction and joy in owning your own home and Karey is excited to be an integral part of the process! Karey comes from a family of Realtors and has been helping people buy and sell homes for over 14 years. Her passion and energy in finding the best home that meets her client’s needs and budget has helped earn Karey’s reputation as a successful sales professional. Karey’s highest priority is to help make the buying and selling experience positive, informative and stress free.
When Karey is not working, she enjoys spending time with her children and son in- law. She can also be found in her kitchen baking or curled up with a good book. When the weather is nice, Karey loves to get into the fresh air and combine this with a little exercise, walking some of Maple Ridge’s many wilderness trails.
Working together with Fraipont & Manyk, Karey is proud to be part of a team that is committed to providing the support and services necessary to best serve her client’s Real Estate needs.
Janice Buble' - Team & Contact Coordinator
Janice’s friendly voice or smile is the first thing that will greet you when you call or drop in. As the team coordinator, she will see that information concerning your transaction goes to the right person and that all your requests are handled in a prompt and efficient manner. Janice assists each team member, oversees all office operations and is eager to provide the very best Real Estate services available.
Janice has a strong interest in the Real Estate industry for the past 15+ years and with her many skills she is perfectly suited to her role as our Team & Contact Coordinator. She is responsible for assisting all team member with their Multiple Listing Service needs as well as daily communications with our clients and desktop publishing. Janice is committed to serving all your needs in a quick, professional and friendly manner.
Janice has lived in Pitt Meadows for 25+ years and enjoys spending time with her family, especially her 3 grandchildren. She enjoys exploring BC and taking advantage of the beautiful nature right in the backyard.
Amanda Buble' - Marketing & Social Media Assistant
Amanda is an integral part of the team, assisting in all the administrative duties and is one of the friendly voices you will hear answering calls. She is also our online social media and marketing specialist where she creates and captures audience attention with her creativity and modern marketing “know how”. Being somewhat of a perfectionist, to put it mildly, Amanda is tenacious in creating bold marketing pieces to showcase our clients homes and ensuring we have a strong presence in our online and social media platforms.
When she isn’t with us in the office she spends most of her time with her young daughter Paige. Amanda enjoys the outdoors, specifically summer where she spends her time on the lake, playing slow pitch with her husband, or spending time with her family in Vernon.
Our "Comfort Zone" Policy
A team approach to every transaction is fundamental to all we do. We work to accomplish your home objectives! We never push you out of your " comfort zone."
We are committed to giving our clients more service than is expected.
We are in business to help people with their real estate needs. These are our seven priorities.
1.Quality Service is most important to us. We believe in doing everything we say we are going to do and then more. We strive to constantly improve our service.
2.Communication is the key to a successful relationship. We promise to keep our customers informed on a regular basis of exactly what is transpiring regarding their real estate transaction.
3.The customer's needs are considered first.
4.Professional Advice and opinions are always offered.
5.We welcome innovation and adapt to change. Industry and market knowledge is always being obtained and updated to help us constantly evaluate what We are doing and compare it to what is possible and what is needed. The real estate market never remains the same - and neither do we.
6.We practice teamwork. Each member of our organization plays an important role to accomplish a smooth and successful real estate transaction. We like to consider our customers as part of our team.
7.We want to be considered Real Estate Professionals. We don't focus on our income. We focus on the needs of our customers, the income will follow.
Here Is What Our Clients Say !
To the Fraipont Team,
We had previously purchased a home through Gary Fraipont. When it was time to sell we chose Fraipont & Manyk based on our past experience with Gary. The team service was very good and the results were a quick sale of our home.
Ray and Doreen Poirier
To the Fraipont Team,
I chose Fraipont & Manyk to sell our home as they are well known for real estate sales in the area. We found their service outstanding and very professional. As a result of working with Gary we were able to sell our home quickly.
To the Fraipont Team,
I was very impressed with how Gary's team does business. They made the experience highly informative but not high pressure!
I would highly recommend Gary's team. Everyone was great in their own way. Very professional on the business level but also compassionate and understanding on the personal end (real estate buying & selling can be very scary!). There was someone to talk to or help out any day, any time, any where.
We are return clients and we were very happy with past service. Gary's Team is very friendly and efficient.
We got close to our asking price and we were treated very well by all the members of the team, we were helped with other aspects of our move e.g. disposal of furniture and other items.
Al and Perry Hodgson
I was quite pleased with my first phone contact, I stated what I wanted in
an apartment and price range. When I went to see the first apartments, I saw
what I had asked for. I bought an apartment in very short time and I was shown
what I wanted and it was not beyond my reach.
Edna M. Unruh
I would like to share our satisfaction and pleasure in having Gary Fraipont act as our Realtor for the recent sale of our property in Maple Ridge.
It was wonderful to have someone who is not only familiar with the market but has a long time personal history in the area of Maple Ridge. I was impressed with Gary's knowledge about market trends and selling strategies from start to finish. He put a very professional package together and was respectful of our goals. We really liked the Virtual Tour of our house that was available through the internet. Whenever I had a concern or a desire to clarify an aspect of the sale, Gary was available and ensured that all messages or pages were answered without delay.
I highly recommend Gary as an outstanding professional to anyone who is selling or buying a townhouse, condominium or house, and would not hesitate to use RE/MAX again.
Gary's relaxed yet professional approach made me feel comfortable. When they didn't know something, they found out immediately and responded to questions regarding properties honestly. This left me with a feeling of confidence and trust in our relationship. Later, as I closed that final deal, I smiled quietly knowing I had made a wise choice not simply in the decision to buy the home, but in the most important choice of all. the choice of agent.
Heather Anne Lee
|I have known Gary Fraipont
for fifteen years and have found him to be very pleasant
and caring. I am very grateful to him for
selling our office, business and property making it
possible for me to finally retire.
and Mrs. Murray Hopper
My wife and I have been involved in buying and selling six homes in our lifetime. Gary Fraipont has been the best agent we have had to deal with. His assessment of value was most accurate and he answered our many phone calls in a manner of minutes. If you want to sell your home and get a reputable agent go no further than this team of experts.
Eldeen and Mike Vanchu
This is our sincere note of recommendation for the excellent services provided by Gary in the recent sale of our home in Maple Ridge, and his recommendation of a terrific agent ( Sharon Schuit ) in 100 Mile House. We were very impressed with Gary and RE/MAX and are very happy in our new home.
Mr. & Mrs. K. D. Martin
100 Mile House
At times we felt frustrated with the market being so slow and few homes selling but with Fraipont & Manyk's positive attitude and enthusiasm we knew we were in good hands. We were ecstatic to start the new year with a " SOLD SIGN " and the ability to purchase a home of our dreams.
Dave and Marilyn Breiddal
29th July 2000.
We are enclosing your survey form completed, but this doesn't come close to expressing adequately how much we appreciate everything you have done for us.
Before we ever contacted you, we found the information available on your web-site most helpful. After you made us so welcome, and with the time you took during our visit in May to show us the area and different types of houses available, We were able to return to the UK completely relaxed about the real estate aspects of our emigration. This has proven correct and we know that without the benefit of your knowledge and experience we simply would not have been able to find a suitable house as quickly as we did.
Our only regret is that we expect to be so well suited in 239th Street that we may not need your services again for some considerable time.
Once again, our heartfelt thanks and best wishes for the future.
Keith, Sally, Alex, and Michael Denham
We are a young married couple who were looking for our first time home. From the moment we talked to Themy on the phone and met him in person, we were beyond impressed by his kindness and strong work ethic. He had taken the time to put together an individualized website to help make searching for homes that met our specific needs efficient and accessible. Buying a home is a stressful process, but Themy was always such a support. He was relatable, capable and caring throughout it all--we knew we were in good hands and well taken care of. We appreciate how Themy guided us towards other professionals to make this process as seamless and smooth as possible.
We are so grateful to have met him and had the opportunity to have his experience in what was one of the biggest decisions of our lives.
Thank you Themy for all that you did for us!
Adrian and Kadie