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Dirk VanderWal

Dirk VanderWal

REALTOR®, Local Market Expert, & Founder of YYJhome.ca

YYJhome.ca is the online home of Dirk VanderWal, an active, forward-thinking, and well-regarded Victoria REALTOR® based out of the brand-new, flagship Newport Realty - Christie's International Real Estate office, located right in the heart of #YYJ (Victoria, BC, Canada). Dirk is committed to combining knowledge, trust, and technology to build a relationship and deliver a top-rate experience, helping you meet your real estate goals and build the life you want, right here in paradise.


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Dirk was our realtor when we bought our first home. He was awesome to work with, we always felt like we knew what all our options were and he helped us to get what we want, while making sure we were comfortable with the deal we made. Thanks Dirk! Highly recommend you to friends and family ★★★★★ ...

Luke & Falon R.

Dirk was professional and helpful through the entire process of listing, photos, videos, and staging. The property sold quickly and the closing process was really quite a breeze. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dirk to anyone needing assistance with real estate in Victoria. ★★★★★

John G.

Can't say enough about the advice, service and professionalism throughout the entire process from the first day we went out to look at places to the day we took possession. Would absolutely recommend to anyone look for a Real Estate Agent that will also provide unbiased advice and guidance to help y...

Craig & Emily Y.

Dirk is positive, professional, prompt with communication and reliable. He goes above and beyond - I highly recommend! ★★★★★

Deborah B.

Can't say enough great things about dealing with Dirk and I couldn't have bought my condo without him! As this was my first time buying property, I was very nervous and uninformed but Dirk was on top of everything and made the whole process very smooth. He was always professional and attentive. When...

Clayton M.

I recently purchased my first condo through Dirk and the entire experience was so phenomenal, I can’t thank him enough! He really listened to what my needs and values are, never pressured me into anything, and went above and beyond. My condo was a pre-sale condo so there were a lot of "unknowns" but...

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February 2019 Victoria BC Real Estate Market Conditions

Victoria real estate market awaits a spring thaw A total of 421 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this February, 22.8 per cent fewer than the 545 properties sold in February 2018 but a 28 per cent increase from January 2019... Read more

January 2019 Victoria BC Real Estate Market Conditions

Victoria Real Estate Market's cool conditions continue - A total of 329 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this January, 23.7 per cent fewer than the 431 properties sold in January 2018 and a 12.3 per cent decrease from Decem... Read more

Q Report Offers Exclusive Victoria Real Estate Market Insigh…

REALTORS® Fergus Kyne and Dirk VanderWal announced today the release of a new report to Victoria real estate market observers, in print and digital editions. The inaugural quarterly publication delivers exclusive analysis and a uniquely informed take... Read more

December 2018 Victoria BC Real Estate Market Conditions

Victoria Real Estate Market responds as expected to the changing market conditions of 2018 A total of 375 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this December, 18.8 per cent fewer than the 462 properties sold in December 2017 an... Read more

November 2018 Victoria BC Real Estate Market Conditions

The Victoria real estate market chills out for winter - A total of 498 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this November, 25.8 per cent fewer than the 671 properties sold in November of last year and a 16.7 per cent decrease f... Read more

Are Victoria BC House Prices Dropping in 2018?

I have heard and overheard enough recent conversation around coffee houses, bars, social media, and of course real estate offices speculating about a price drop in Victoria’s real estate market that I thought it might be time to take a look at whethe... Read more

Balancing the Emotional and Practical Sides of Buying a Home

Imagine this scenario... You're shopping for a new home. You drive to visit a recent listing. As you walk through the front doors, you're impressed. Every room looks fantastic. You see yourself relaxing on the spacious patio, cooking in the modern k... Read more

Setting Your List Price Requires Calculation AND Savvy

When you're having a garage sale, one of the toughest tasks is pricing your items. If you put a price tag on your old golf clubs that’s too high, no one will buy them. If you make the price too low, they might sell quickly, but you’ll spend the rest ... Read more

October 2018 Victoria BC Real Estate Market Conditions

The Victoria real estate market's return to balance not linear, but also not unexpected - A total of 598 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this October, 9.9 per cent fewer than the 664 properties sold in October of last year... Read more

Boosting Your Curb Appeal

Ideally, you would like buyers to wait until they’ve viewed your whole property before they judge it. However, the reality is, buyers start forming an impression of your home as soon as they see it from the curb. So, it pays to do everything you can ... Read more

What’s happening in the Victoria Real Estate Market? Fall 2…

While the regularly released Real Estate Board statistics provide an immensely useful overview of the market on a monthly basis, many of my clients often stop me to ask, “Dirk, what’s really going on out there?" I’ll share the inside track here ... Read more

September 2018 Victoria BC Real Estate Market Conditions

Victoria Real Estate Market Continues to Stabilize - A total of 533 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this September, 16.7 per cent fewer than the 640 properties sold in September of last year, and a 10.3 per cent decrease f... Read more

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