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Here at YYJhome.ca, we're 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.





Dirk VanderWal

Dirk VanderWal

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

YYJhome.ca founder and director Dirk VanderWal is an active, forward-thinking REALTOR® based out of the brand-new Newport Realty & Christie's International Real Estate downtown office. He regularly earns the trust of clients and associates through his professionalism, integrity, and tireless commitment to service, and brings to every day his extensive experience in the real estate, investment, service, marketing, and creative domains. In addition, Dirk wears an abiding heart for #YYJ on his sleeve. He loves his hometown, and he loves helping people own a piece of it. He lives with his wife and three children in Fairfield, where they enjoy all that Victoria has to offer.



Newport Realty

Newport Realty

The Friendliest Office in Town

We are proud to be part of an independent local company, formed nearly 40 years ago by a group of Victoria’s top-tier real estate professionals, guided by their shared belief in superior service, serving the best interests of their customers and clients, acting fairly and honestly, and always taking the high road. Today, we at Newport live those very same values. We are consistently recognized in the local marketplace for our distinctive advertising and our high-calibre sales force, and we are proud to have grown to close to a hundred agents in two offices, including our brand new home at Newport Place on Fort Street. Together, we serve our clients in over 1,000 successful transactions a year.



Christie’s International Real Estate

Newport & Christies - An Unbeatable Combination

Newport Realty has already been a recognized leader in the marketing of homes in all price ranges on Southern Vancouver Island for close to four decades. Christie’s International Real Estate selected Newport Realty as their exclusive west-coast affiliate - an invitation extended only to the most consummate real estate firms after an extensive vetting process. We join an esteemed network of over 32,000 leading property specialists in 45 countries around the globe, closing more than $118B in sales annually (2015). Get in touch today to learn how the unique combination of local expertise and international exposure can raise your profile and maximize your results.



About YYJhome.ca

We're 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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