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10 Qualities Of A Great Real Estate Agent

Sometimes it seems like there are a lot of REALTORS® to choose from. But how do you know which ones are the great ones? Here are 10 qualities of a great real estate agent when looking to buy or sell real estate in Nanaimo.

Qualities of a great real estate agent

  1. They are excellent communicators. They let you know what’s happening throughout the process, and give you feedback on showings and open houses, subject removals, the market and much more. They fully explain their marketing plans and walk you through the listing agreement, negotiations and offers, and all the documentation and information you are exposed to.
  2. They listen. They ask questions about the home you are selling, and they listen to your answers carefully.
  3. They understand the seller’s motivation for selling and adapt to it. For buyers, they understand your needs, your budget and your concerns and will keep them front of mind when searching for the perfect home. They want to act in your best interest.
  4. They adapt to the clients needs. How much communication does the client want? What method of communication works best for them – email, text, phone calls? The qualities of a great real estate means your REALTOR® understands this and tailors it to suit each individual client.
  5. They keep the client motivated. A client needs to feel supported and happy with their REALTOR® in order to continue the business relationship, so it’s important they maintain a positive attitude even during difficult periods.
  6. They know the clients timeframe. If a buyer needs a home by a certain date or a seller needs to be gone by a certain date, the qualities of a great real estate will ensue they make every effort to meet this. Time is of the essence at all times.
  7. They aren’t afraid to try new things – learn a new skill, try a new social media platform or device. To keep up with current trends and technology, education is key and they are constantly learning.
  8. They are experienced and can provide you with references for all the professional you may need, without a second thought.
  9. They are up to date on current real estate matters and receive continued education and training in that regard.
  10. They have no complaints, violations or disciplinary actions with the licensing board. You can check on the Real Estate Council of BC website at to find out about any actions against specific individuals.

Bonus quality: they are a RE/MAX real estate agent!

At RE/MAX of Nanaimo, agents are continually undergoing training and education through our RE/MAX University, ensuring they stay on top of current topics, issues and technology and are constantly leading the Nanaimo market share meaning they sell more homes than any other real estate group in Nanaimo!

If we can help you find your next home, or sell your current one, call RE/MAX of Nanaimo at (250) 751-1223 and speak with one of our well qualified agents today.

Nanaimo Real Estate Market Update

There are many reasons why we choose to live in Nanaimo. It is a port city overlooking the Strait of Georgia with breathtaking views of the coastal mainland mountains, we are a gateway and central hub for business and vacationers and even in the stead real estate market, houses are still affordable. Stay current with Nanaimo’s real estate market by following our monthly Real Estate Market Update.

Nanaimo real estate market highlights

October 2015 was another excellent month for the Nanaimo Real Estate Market. Although the number of units sold remained consistent year over year at 117 single family homes, the average sell price increased only 1% from 380,054 in October 2014 to 385,099 in October 2015, which shows that stability continues to be the theme. We are fortunate to live in a city that features all the amenities, beauty, and activities that Nanaimo does, while remaining truly affordable.


VIREB statistics

Some points to consider from this months VIREB statistics;

  • Units listed October 2015 were 142 vs. 155 in October 2014 – down 8%
  • Average days to sell 46 in October 2015 vs. 57 in October 2014
  • The total number of active single family home listings 380 in October 2015 vs. 443 in October 2014

These numbers support the fact that buyers have fewer choices and have to be prepared to act faster in this brisk market.

In the VIREB catchment, representing nearly 940 REALTORS® on Vancouver Island north of Victoria, sales of single-family homes declined in October which is typical for a fall market. This is not something that raises concern considering how strong the 2015 real estate market has been. Due to the hot spring and summer housing market, the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board is still on target with the sales forecast for 2015.

“The dip in sales activity is not unusual for this time of year and is nothing to be concerned about,” – BCREA Chief Economist Cameron Muir
  Fall seems to be a time when those with school-aged children prefer to postpone moving decisions until spring or summer. Individuals also don’t like to move during the Christmas season.

Despite these declining inventory levels we are seeing a steadily rising benchmark price. Nanaimo’s benchmark price rose 5.18 per cent to $358,700!


VIREB represents nearly 940 REALTOR® members in approximately 90 member offices on Vancouver Island (north of Victoria).

In Nanaimo out of the 319 licensed REALTORS® (as reported by VIREB 11/05/2015), 97 of them are RE/MAX of Nanaimo REALTORS® and sold over 48% of the homes in Nanaimo in the month of October 2015. This shows that the RE/MAX systems work!

For more information, a current market evaluation of your home, or help to find the perfect home, call RE/MAX of Nanaimo and connect with one of our city’s BEST REALTORS® at (250) 751-1223


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Finding a career that is aligned with your values is a vital part of feeling fulfilled in the other areas of your life. Today, people are looking for a career that can achieve their professional and financial goals, as well as one that compliments their personal, family and recreational life. Finding that perfect fit can be difficult, but when it’s found and acted upon, you soon discover what BIG life you can lead.

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Superior Real Estate Services

RE/MAX of Nanaimo sales associates are highly respected with years of experience and a reputation for striving for excellence. Our associates are part of a superior support network and have access to services that increase their industry knowledge while helping their clients understand the process of buying and selling a home. They make it their business to stay on top of market trends and gain an intimate knowledge of your local areas. RE/MAX Nanaimo sales associates ensure you have an Above the Crowd experiencea complete overview of the real estate decision you are about to make.

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