My Real Estate Services
I provide agency services for anyone buying or selling real estate in the Nanaimo area.
"Agency" means that I am your fiduciary - your guy - someone trained in a particular matter who acts as an agent of your interests with confidentiality, obedience and competence. I'm legally required to put your interests ahead of mine! And that's fine with me, because I benefit when you're happy with my services.
I'm described as enthusiastic and honest, critical and approachable. I have high standards and will take your purchase or sale very seriously.
In my previous career I spent 13 years in real estate marketing here in Nanaimo. Let me put this experience to work for you.
Seasoned buyers will appreciate my no-nonsense, efficient approach. But for first-time buyers, I'm happy to take a slow approach and to explain everything in plain language without making clients feel rushed.
For the old-school buyer, I'm happy to scour the listings to find something matching your needs. Or if you want to find listings yourself, I'll get you set up on a system to receive an email within minutes when new homes (matching your needs) become available. Either way, you'll find that I'm very knowledgeable about the city - the "feel" and future of the neighbourhoods, and the locations of amenities.
When you want to view a home, I'll go with you. This isn't because I am "showing/selling you the home". That's a common misunderstanding and it dates from back when all real estate agents legally represented the seller! My primary role for the buyer as they shop for a home, is to know as much as possible about the home they're looking to buy, whichever home that may be.
After you've decided on a home, we work together to establish the lowest offer that is likely to be accepted, and we negotiate dates and protective conditions for the contract. But once your offer is accepted, the real work begins! Your lender and insurer will have hoops for me to jump through, and I respond quickly and effectively to help you get that property.
Want more info? See my guide about the value of a buyer's agent in Nanaimo.
I worked in real estate marketing for 13 years before I got my license. That counts for a lot.
Follow this link to read more about my Nanaimo seller agent services.
Thank you so much Gerry - for all your energy, time and patience with our purchase + sale. A card doesn't begin to cover it. We are so grateful for all your help during the transition time of ours. You were so knowledgeable + supportive. Huge thank you for everything. We'll recommend you any chance we get.M, D + X
I'm glad you were actually listen to what's important to us with our very first purchase of our real estate. I wish everyone would have the same business communications skills like you do. I appreciate your professionalism & your style of business. Thank you once again for your dedication ... your patience and your guidance ... and your business & personal skills.Irina G
I've had the privilege of working with Gerry in a previous career and also in his capacity as a Realtor. His attention to detail, effortless communication style, and dedication to his craft has always impressed me. A true professional, Gerry embodies old world customer service and client care. As cliche as it sounds, he actually cares for his clients and never forgets that it's our best interests he's working for. In this crowded marketplace, his approach is refreshing and easy to recommend!Chesné Pakulak
I'm currently working with Gerry as my buyers agent and I can't say enough nice things about him. Gerry is honest, knowledgable, quick to reply and always answers any of my questions. He really took time to understand what my needs and wants in terms of housing and neighbourhood are and he found the perfect place! Thank you Gerry, it is an absolute pleasure doing business with you.Anton N
My husband and I had such a wonderful experience buying our home. Gerry works like a crazy person! He recommended homes for us, answered every question we had. He always got back to us right away. Gerry also has a passion for Nanaimo history which made exploring Nanaimo fun, and full of interesting facts. We were recommended by a friend to hire Gerry as our real estate agent and I am so glad. I highly recommend this humble, smart, easy going, ready to work individual. Thank you so much Gerry for making this important purchase effortless, fun, and supportive.Patricia M
We enjoyed working with Gerry. He is straightforward, creative, knowledgeable and flexible. A good person to have working for you in a changeable real estate market. After months of house hunting, we were pleased to discover Gerry, and putting a successful deal together quickly followed.Pamela D
Gerry is the most stand up and honest guy you will ever meet. He's extremely personable and I don't know a single person who doesn't like him. He knows more about Nanaimo than anyone I've ever met. I would recommend Gerry to anyone who is looking to a buy or sell a house.Jeff W
Gerry is such a solid guy. Honest, kind and genuine. He seems to know every last nook and cranny of Nanaimo, and is happy to share his knowledge of the history and secret spots. If you're looking for a down to earth agent with lots of local expertise, Gerry is the one.Melissa V