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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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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 was great! Good communication and advice. My wife and I were first-time home buyers who got cold feet a couple times. Dirk was patient and helped us find the right house! Highly recommended. ★★★★★

Nick & Emily H.

I've bought tons of real estate over the years and have had many good agents but Dirk is the best. He's incredibly organized. His communication skills and responsiveness are gold standard. I was fortunate to find him through a referral but my experience was so good he'll be my agent from here on in...

Kirsten H.

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.

Dirk went above and beyond the call of duty in helping me find a property that met all my needs. It was a process that took months of patience, persistence and many details, and he was a partner through the end, even when events went in unpredictable directions. His knowledge of Victoria is quite re...

Scott S.

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.

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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

August 2018 Victoria BC Real Estate Market Conditions

Victoria's Real Estate Market Simmers at the End of Summer - A total of 594 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this August, 19.3 per cent fewer than the 736 properties sold in August of last year, and an 8.8 per cent decrease... Read more

July 2018 Victoria BC Real Estate Market Conditions

Victoria Housing Market Still Finding Its Balance - A total of 651 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this July, 17.6 per cent fewer than the 790 properties sold in July of last year, and an 8.1 per cent decrease from June 20... Read more

June 2018 Victoria Real Estate Market Conditions

Continued uncertainty brings predictable results for the Victoria real estate market - A total of 708 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this June, 29.8 per cent fewer than the 1,008 properties sold in June of last year, and a... Read more

May 2018 Victoria BC Real Estate Market Conditions

Price Pressure Continues on Lower-Priced Housing in the Capital Regional District - A total of 755 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this May, 25 per cent fewer than the 1,006 properties sold in May of last year, and a 2.5 p... Read more

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