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Five Star Reviews

My wife and I recently bought a home with the help of Tina. She was fun to work with and very professional from beginning to end. In this hot market, one needs to move quickly, and the speed at which this process was handled made all the difference in securing an offer. We were always able to connect with her in a timely fashion and she was equally as available after we received the keys to work through a few issues with property. I would highly recommend Tina as your REALTOR® for your next purchase or sale and we would be thrilled to have her back if we decide to make a move in the future!

-Sean (Aka, Happy Home Owner)

Five Star Reviews

Tina is professional, courteous and provided a level of service far above average. She was available at any time during the process, kept us well informed and displayed a level of expertise second to none. Even after our purchase she continued to correspond with us to ensure all our expectations were met. Would, have and will continue to recommend Tina to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home.

-Colin & Carey

Five Star Reviews

From the start of the process of selling my home to finding a new one, choosing Tina was the best decision I could have made. As a fairly detail-orientated person, I was never disappointed with her level of commitment to making sure my questions (of which there were many) were answered, and she put my mind at ease with her thorough understanding of the current market. From the beautiful professional photos she had taken of my unit to taking calls in the early morning and evening hours, the selling process was easy and stress-free. On the buying side, she arranged and accompanied me to many showings and ultimately helped me find and buy my new-build dream home. I can’t say enough positive things about working with Tina and I would recommend her to anyone looking for top-notch real estate agent services.

-Anita

Five Star Reviews

We are extremely happy with Barb Power as our realtor. We feel she truly went out of her way for us. She was always available and honest with us. I don’t think we would have lucked out with the house we got without her!! Highly recommend!!!.

-Shelley Hawkins

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness 

We couldn't be happier with our choice of realtors. Barb was amazing. She listened to what we were looking for and gave us every opportunity to buy a property in a very tight buyers market for a realistic price. If it wasn't for her we would probably still be looking. Thanks Barb for a very positive experience.

-Kathy Hingley

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Responsiveness 

Bob and I couldn't have found a better person than Christopher Walker.  He is hard working and keep us  up to date with everything that was in the market.  He was with us through the whole experience.  He found us a lawyer, house insurance outfit and helped us with every step of the way.  We would have been completely lost if it wasn't for him. We also have made a new and valuable friend. We couldn't be happier.

-Melainie Bradshaw

Five Star ReviewsMy husband and I are first time home buyers, and can say without a doubt that Christopher Walker provided top quality of care regarding our first home buying experience. We had a bad experience prior to meeting Christopher, in which the the other realtor was insisting we buy hundreds of thousands of dollars over what we could afford, would not answer our emails, and had poor communication skills. Christopher has been the exact opposite of this, and for that my family is very thankful.

As first time home buyers Christopher ensured that we were aware of the ins and outs of everything to do with buying a home. He explained everything to us thoroughly and answered all questions we had ensuring we had ample informed consent. He made sure that we only looked at homes that we could afford, and homes that we would be comfortable and happy to live in for years to come. In addition to this, Christopher is extremely prompt and would contact appropriate persons right away. He would keep us in the know about everything, and follow up with us regardless of how busy he was. He made sure all information was communicated clearly and that my family was not left waiting for answers. During our time working with Christopher, he treated us with kindness, and more as family friends.

The real estate market has proven to be difficult in these trying times, and Christopher ensured our difficult criterion was met, and that we found our dream home. He provided his honest opinions for homes that would be appropriate for my family. After our home had been purchased, he went above and beyond and with contacting the builder to ensure that everything would be perfect for us.

Further to this, Christopher is a kind and genuine person. He has done so much for us, and has made this such a positive experience. We are thankful we have met him, and would recommend his services to all. 100/100 percent of the time. Even after we had bought our home, he continues to answer our questions and concerns and ensure everything will be perfect upon our move in date, from house warming gifts to offering help with whatever we need. The through care has been immensely appreciated, as there are many realtors out there that may make individuals feel as nothing more than a sale.

On behalf of my entire family, we thank Christopher Walker with VI Homes Group for his help and kindness with helping us find our home. My father who will be moving into the suite of our home wanted to write a review as well, however he cannot use a computer. So please except his raving reviews as well.

-Anna Repole

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I have known Barb Power for many years and highly recommend her to my family and friends. Barb provides exceptional customer service, is extremely honest, friendly and loyal. These traits make Barb an exceptional Agent!  Good luck Barb! I congratulate you on achieving your dream of becoming a Realtor on Vancouver Island!

-Marg Mithrush

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Rob Freeman was extremely professional and his experience in strategy and negotiation was key in obtaining my perfect home. His suggestion of using a referential offer kept thousands of dollars in my pocket and ensured I didn't pay any more than necessary to win in a multiple offer situation.  I really felt like he had my best interests at heart and looked out for both me and my money! 

-Linda E.

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Over the years we have been involved in several real estate transactions and we value the services of a realtor who demonstrates integrity, hard work and knowledge.  Cory Chapman does this and more (10pm phone calls, facetiming while climbing down a steep embankment, etc) His commitment to us extended throughout the entire process and didn't end when the deal went firm. We will use Cory's services in the future and would recommend him to any of our friends.

-Lindy MacKenzie

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Phenomenal experience! Christopher Walker and Cory Chapman were a sensational team that brought our house dreams to reality. Their insight and attention to detail was invaluable! I would recommend both gentleman in a heartbeat.

Christopher’s (we dealt mostly with him as being in Victoria) client service was above beyond expectations. He went the extra mile (literally) again and again for us. We had a few hiccups with our new house not being fully completed on time, but he prevented it from being a worry for us. He looked after everything, kept us updated many times daily, was responsive to any questions or concerns, and eliminated any stress we had. He just took care of everything and let us experience the joy of a brand new beautiful home! I can’t say enough of everything he did for us and how exceptional his service is! He made us feel like we were family and special VIP clients. Highly highly (did I mention highly) recommended!!

-Gina S.

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Professionalism, Responsiveness

My wife and I just purchased our first house together with the help of Christopher Walker and Cory Chapman. Throughout the entire process they both went above and beyond what we expected from our real estate agents. Any questions or concerns we had were answered quickly and with consideration towards our inexperience. Christopher, who we dealt with for the majority of the time, was always super friendly, down to earth, and we could tell that he genuinely cared about our needs, making the whole experience as worry-free as possible.

As an example, my wife had a very nice chandelier that we wanted to replace the dining room light with. Not only did Christopher offer to have it hung up for us, he even came to Victoria, picked it up, and brought it out to the new house in Sooke! So unbelievably thoughtful and kind. There were numerous other small (and not so small) issues, and as soon as we brought them up, Christopher's response was always the same: "Don't worry about this, let me deal with it", and he always did.

Exceptional service and care, we would definitely recommend both of these gentlemen to anyone looking for real estate agents.

-Brad Scromeda

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness

Christopher Walker is a fabulous real estate agent. He went over and above to welcome us to the area and help us find the perfect home. He offered to drive us around neighbourhoods on the weekend to get to know them, knock on doors to meet our prospective neighbours, and come to our new place to help us scrub the smoke smell off the walls. It is clear from the moment he meets you that he really cares about his clients, and this is more than just a sales transaction to him. Chris is very friendly and talkative and can come on quite strong especially in the beginning as you are just getting to know him. Don’t let this scare you away. He has a heart of gold and a very strong work ethic. He will practically work around the clock, 7 days a week, to find you the perfect home. He did for us, and we can not recommend him highly enough!

-E.M.

Five Star ReviewsI truly can not say enough good things about Christopher and his excellent brand of service. He went above and beyond on all accounts to support and assist me through my first ever purchase of a home. He was professional and efficient, dug hard to look for what would work for me and my family. He was well organized, an excellent communicator, and worked hard to meet my needs. His availability and flexibility were invaluable. The whole experience was positive and encouraging. Thank you Chris would do business again with you anytime! I will be recommending you to friends and family.

-Kristy LaChance

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

My fiancé James and I had the great fortune and pleasure to work with Christopher Walker.  As first time homeowners, Christopher guided and supported us through the entire process with professionalism and sincere direction. From the beginning of this endeavour to expert recommendations necessary for the purchase of our home, Christopher has maintained a genuinely caring demeanour. We highly recommend him!

-Maureen Roland

Five Star ReviewsIt was a pleasure working with Rob. Right from the start, Rob took the time to travel from Nanaimo to Duncan to meet us, examine the house and the property, explain the process of putting the house on the market, and describe in detail the services offered by his company.  After doing research, he presented us with copies of comparable listings and suggested a listing price.  It turned out to be a good price as the eventual buyers offered that!

Rob also undertook to find an agent to represent the buyer and communicated regularly with his counterpart throughout the process.  This extra effort on his part was key  to completing the sale in a timely manner. Rob also recommended a local lawyer to conclude the transaction which was much appreciated as we were not from this area.

Rob’s sunny disposition, pleasant personality and positive outlook made the whole process a very reassuring and positive experience. We have conducted several real estate transactions across Canada over the years, and we have to say that he is one of the best agents we have encountered.

-Julie Dionne-Stansfield

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I was very happy to have Tim Webb as my realtor when selling my home. He responded very quickly to every email, text and phone call and gave me great advice. He got me a solid offer (before my home even made it on to the MLS) which was a relief during these uncertain times of COVID 19. He works VERY hard for his clients and best of all, gets amazing results! You won’t go wrong with Tim Webb as your Realtor.

-Jennifer Tryhorn

Five Star ReviewsI highly recommend working with  Rob  to buy or sell your home. He found us the ideal realtor to sell our mainland home, then sealed the deal within our budget on my chosen home in Nanaimo. Rob is intelligent, articulate, efficient, and has a great sense of humour that makes an otherwise stressful process more enjoyable. He communicated quickly and clearly with us every step of the way. If you're looking for someone with integrity who will go the extra mile, Rob is a wise choice.

-Dave Thompson

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Professionalism, Responsiveness

Tim Webb is very responsible, always on time, fast communication, professional, knows and listens to the needs of the client. Really great experience!

-Ilya Chernykh

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Rob Freeman is a wonderful person,  friendly, personable, an excellent listener saving me lots of conversations, stress and time trying to decide what to do. He listens and delivers so well; you will find yourself wondering if he has psychic abilities.  He is a true professional, and I found he was always focused on my needs.  He communicates quickly from on site, by phone, email, text or virtual, he was always there for me. He is so quick to respond, it caught me off guard!

Finding a home during Covid 19 was intimidating for me, but not to Rob, he didn’t hesitate to set up appointments for me to see properties immediately. Distance wasn’t a problem either, though I was in Calgary, and he was in Nanaimo, BC, he delivered immediately, using technology we both understood for virtual showings.

Rob has a working network of professionals ready to work for you as well.  I loved how hard he worked to find me exactly what I was asking for. He listened, heard and acted not only on what I asked for, but anticipated what I would really appreciate.  Thank you, Rob, for the great experience!

-Lynn Merrithew

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness

Rob is a great guy to work with. He has a wonderful sense of humor, and has definitely made the process of purchasing a new house, in such unusual times, easy for us. He listened to what we wanted, and worked hard to help us find a home to meet all of our needs. Thank you, Rob, for your dependable and reliable service. We appreciate it!!

-Joanne Verbaas

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Professionalism, Responsiveness

Cory Chapman is handling our real estate needs for last four years.He has bought and sold few properties for us. He is hard-working honest and efficient. I am very satisfied with his real-estate knowledge and professionalism and highly recommend his services as your Realtor.

-Chanchal Dley

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Tim Webb is a fabulous real estate agent. He was consistently communicative, kind, compassionate, intuitive, and very professional. He was discrete and assertive as needed. He ensured I bought the home of my dreams before it went into multiple offers, for a fair price, and reasonable terms. He listened, and was responsive and timely throughout the process. If you need to sell or buy a home, Tim will be an excellent representative for you!

-Stacey Burke

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Rob was absolutely amazing with finding us the perfect home. We had been looking for over two years and he never gave up on us. Rob answered every call we made and if he happened to be in a meeting he called as soon as it was over. We needed help with some Reno’s on the house and Rob had all the contacts for us and the costs were very reasonable. The knowledge and professionalism this man has is mind blowing. We will definitely recommend Rob to anyone looking for a realtor. We have bought houses before and never had this kind of amazing service. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you Rob.

-Swoobs D

Five Star ReviewsI would not hesitate to recommend Tim Webb to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He listened carefully and respectfully to our needs and concerns. He was infinitely patient answering endless questions. He did his research and didn't waste our time with frivolous clients. He was generous with his time and good humour. With Tim's help we sold our home in Victoria during COVID 19, in under 6 hours from the time it went up on MLS listings and for an amount considerably higher than our asking price. What's not to love! Thanks Tim. You did a great job for us.

-Wendy

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Professionalism, Responsiveness

My personal experience with working with Mr. Freeman and associates in the sale of my father's estate has been an unequivocal Godsend. I approached Rob in the early stages of preparing the estate for sale and he provided me with intelligent recommendations and information that led to a significant improvement on the list price of the property.Rob patiently guided me through the probate process and has been a solid foundation of knowledge and support. I couldn't have asked for a better partner in this somewhat nerve wracking experience. Buying and selling a home is not an easy task for the average person. I'm glad I had Rob and his  team in my corner.

-Mark Tuit

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Professionalism, Responsiveness

Cory has helped us and our families purchase and sell several homes. His marketing skills are top-notch and brought in a huge amount of showings. We appreciated his accessibility for any questions/concerns as well as his use of online software to make signing documents so easy even while away on a trip. Highly recommend!

-Gisella Ramon Brown

Five Star ReviewsCory was an excellent realtor. He went out of his way for us from Duncan all the way to Qualicum Bay to find our dream home. Being from the mainland, we could not always make it across, he would go alone sometimes to houses and video tape things we were interested in viewing. I would recommend him to everyone!

-Brian H.

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Professionalism, Responsiveness

Cory was excellent with all aspects of selling our home, the virtual tour and website photos he and his team prepared were stunning and perfectly captured the beauty of our home.  His knowledge of the market and responsiveness without a doubt was key in selling our property so quickly, I would highly recommend Cory and his team to friends and family.

-Matt Peppard

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Working with Rob at VI Home Group was an excellent experience, he came highly recommended by our realtor in Vancouver and was able to facilitate our needs and was able to be at the property as and when we needed him to be. He was instrumental in making sure we got the right details from the various parties in regards to inspection and making sure we were best represented to the sellers agent, ultimately allowing us to get the property at the price point we felt was fair.

He was able to communicate efficiently all back to our realtor in Vancouver and between them, ultimately help us succeed in finding and buying the right house for the right price.

If you are seeking to buy a property on Vancouver Island we cannot recommend Rob enough.

-Daniel Harris

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness

We met Rob through mutual friends and a few months later, he started working with us as we thought through the process of buying our first house. Rob was very patient and was happy to provide us with all ( and we asked for a lot!) of the information we needed to guide us through the process of choosing our best option.

When we finally settled on the kind of house and purchase we wanted to make, Rob again was very patient and demonstrated his knowledge and commitment to help us push through the many, many hurdles we had to overcome to finalize the sale. Then, at the very end, when push came to shove and our chance to get our first house hung in the balance, Rob really came through and took it on himself to make it happen. With Rob, you are getting someone honest, informed, and hardworking who always puts your needs and the needs of your family first. We really couldn't have asked for any more.

-Tamara Thomas

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

My husband and I found Cory Chapman on the VI Homes web site when planning a big move from Ontario to Vancouver Island.  From our initial online communication, Cory has been professional, responsive, helpful and very knowledgeable about real estate in the Nanaimo area and beyond.  Almost all our interactions have been via text, email and FaceTime and always great!  Cory arranged for us to get new listing updates by email, received several times daily .. this is how we found our new Port Alberni home via FaceTime virtual tour with Cory! We have been so pleased .. and grateful for the wonderful service Cory has given us.  He has been a calming influence in our most  anxious house hunting  moments.  Highly recommend!  Thank you so much, Cory!

-Sharon Gray

Five Star ReviewsCory Chapman is a listener. After 16 years in our home, we had specific ideas about what to promote when putting our property on the market. Cory not only listened to us, he actually heard what we were saying and acted accordingly, taking all our thoughts into consideration.

It was also clear from the start that his goal was not to sell quickly, but to get the best possible price in a somewhat unpredictable market (our effort less than a year earlier had netted us 3 showings in 90 days). Cory never pressured us to do things "his way", and was amazingly patient with our many questions and emotions. Before a friend suggested we talk to Cory, we had decided to put the sale on hold for 1-2 years, waiting for the world to return to "normal". The rest, as they say, is history; a quick sale and a great price. THIS GUY IS GOOD!

-Hovard Heimdal

Five Star ReviewsPositive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

We are extremely impressed with Cory Chapman and his team mates and VI Home Group. In the last 2 years we tried unsuccessfully to sell our home and got very frustrated in the process. We met Cory through a query on the web, and it all went uphill from there. Even though we had a listing with another realtor, Cory kept in touch with us as promised. We listed with him this year in January and he had it sold within the first 3 days to a qualified buyer. He is so professional, not pushy and very knowledgeable. He is always available when we call, and if he is on another call, he gets back to you immediately. If he was busy when we wanted to view a home he sent a team mate to help us out.  They really are a “team” in every sense of the word. Cory also helped us find a wonderful new home in a beautiful area. He knew exactly what we wanted and didn’t waste our time with homes that did not appeal. We have had a number of realtors in Alberta and on Vancouver Island, over the years,  but we can honestly say Cory is the best realtor we have ever used. We would not hesitate to recommend him. We are forever grateful, that he found us not just a house, but a new home.!

-Gerda Francis

Five Star ReviewsI have had the great pleasure of working with Cory Chapman for the past year, dealing with an estate sale in Errington BC, from Nova Scotia. His pleasant demeanor and knowledge of  the real estate business on the Island set me at ease while going through this process. Quick to return calls and emails with the answers to all my questions and there were many.  I can not thank him enough for all he did in helping us to get this property sold. I would recommend him to any one looking for an agent his area.  Thank You Cory for all that you did. Very much appreciated.

-Leslie Stoddart

Five Star ReviewsI've worked with Cory on five transactions, 3 purchases and 2 sales. He's very personable, understands what I'm looking for and understands the market. He is thorough and honest. Indispensable values in a realtor. I've benefited a great deal from his insights and guidance. I will definitely work with him again in the future and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to friends and family.

-Peter Rasmussen

Five Star ReviewsI was first introduced to Rob when clients of mine moved from Ontario to Nanaimo and hired Rob to represent them in the purchase of their new home in Nanaimo. I was immediately impressed with Rob’s professionalism and attitude. Through the purchase transaction Rob proved to be well organized and very knowledgeable about his business and the local market. As a licensed Mortgage Broker, I’ve now had the opportunity to work with Rob on a few other real estate transactions. Rob continually approaches his business with expertise and a positive attitude. Even through one of the most challenging transactions of my career, Rob kept a cool head and calmly helped guide our clients through the process. I look forward to working with Rob again and highly recommend you contact Rob for your next real estate transaction.

-Clayton Blaney

Five Star ReviewsRecently we needed a Realtor in Nanaimo with very short notice, and Charlene Watson quickly offered her services. Charlene was extremely professional, friendly, knowledgeable and expedient in providing all the information needed. When we ended up in a multiple offer purchase situation she was diligent and communicated every detail quickly ensuring we were successful in obtaining the condo. Charlene and VI Homes are our go to realtors in Nanaimo. You won’t be disappointed. 

-Sharon and Kerry Gosling

Five Star ReviewsI am currently completing my 5th transaction with Cory. He started representing me before I moved to the Island and continues to do so now that I am here. I respect his honesty in my selling and buying. There is no pressure to purchase. He wants to find the right property that suits my needs. I trust his opinion of what we view. There is no question in my mind that Cory Chapman will do his upmost to give you top notch service with honesty and fairness.

-Michelle Starrs

Five Star ReviewsThere is no question in my mind that Cory Chapman will do his utmost to give you top notch service with honesty and fairness. We are very happy with Cory Chapman’s professionalism and care in getting our deal done to close on the sale of our home. He is a caring person and flexible in meeting your needs. I would recommend Cory for your real estate needs.

- Joyce and Grant Furlane

Five Star ReviewsCory and his partners provided excellent service to us in selling our home and locating a new one within Nanaimo. He was patient, professional and responsive. Cory has a good, calm manner and makes a very good realtor. When he was off for a few days his partner stepped in to assist seamlessly. They are a solid team with a wealth of experience. I highly recommend them for selling or buying a home in Nanaimo.

- Mark Fenwick

Five Star ReviewsRob, once again you delivered. In the past three years, I have purchased, sold and re-purchased with you. Over that time, you got to the point where you anticipated what I was thinking before I was even thinking it. That's really convenient to have in a realtor. You saw my vision and helped me find a place that works very well for my family. It needed a bit of renovation work, but you were quick to call out your contacts to come quote me for the work required. Once again, I feel very happy and am thankful for your service.

-Hilary Smeltzer

Five Star ReviewsCory was very knowledgeable and professional. He made buying our first house a smooth and successful experience. We would definitely use Cory again and thoroughly recommend him for anyone else looking to buy or sell a house.

- Graydon Shevchenko

Five Star ReviewsWe met Rob at an open house and knew right away that we had found the right Realtor. His delicious, homemade cookies reinforced our decision, of course ;) Right from the start, he took the time to listen to us and what we were looking for and helped us narrow in our search as he got to know us even more. Rob has been a pleasure to work with, keeping us on track and making sure all of the important details were in in order so that everything went to plan. We would highly recommend him!

- Jordan and Heather  

Five Star ReviewsCory is a terrific realtor. He's knowledgeable, sincere, polite and comes prepared whenever he has shown us a house. He's provided us with needed info, from municipal authorities, real estate stats., house comparable and his own valued personal opinions, when asked for. I would not hesitate to recommend Cory to anyone. He's a true professional.

- Brian Peterson - Olympic Business Brokers 

Five Star ReviewsJust finished working with Rob, Cory and the VI Home Group. They not only sold my condo in 10 days, but sold it for more than I thought I could get! I walked into the Re/Max office in Nanaimo looking for an agent to sell my condo and, from that meeting until the final closing, they kept me updated with progress until they sold the unit like they said they could do. Their work was professional, timely, and, most importantly, I always felt like they were trying to get the best deal for me. I would ask these two gentlemen to do it again for me if I need to buy or sell a place in the future. Thanks for keeping your word and for getting me the price you said I could receive! 

-John M.

Five Star ReviewsWhen we decided to move across the country from Ontario to Vancouver Island, we knew we needed a realtor we could trust and who would go the extra mile to help us find the perfect home while making a long distance move. Rob did not disappoint! Rob was available to answer questions at any random hour of the day that we decided to call and he dropped everything to show us listings when we showed up in Nanaimo last minute and unannounced. Rob was always quick to respond to requests and questions and we felt like he was always on top of even the smallest details. We were impressed with Rob's ability to quickly and correctly assess what we were looking for in our dream home. He helped us navigate the decision making process and in the end we were able to find the perfect home for our family! We would recommend Rob without hesitation! 

-Gina and Matt W.