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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 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.

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

Deborah B.

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 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.

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.

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.

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March 2019 Victoria BC Real Estate Market Conditions

Victoria real estate market still adjusting to federal government changes - A total of 640 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this March, 7 per cent fewer than the 688 properties sold in March 2018 but a 52 per cent increase ... Read more

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

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March 2019 Victoria BC Real...

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