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Meet Andrew

Hello!  I have delighted in helping clients achieve their real estate goals in the Victoria area since 2006 and am grateful to live and work in this beautiful city.  Through a results-oriented approach and by leveraging the best systems, tools and techniques, I work to ensure my clients remain well-informed and highly successful in making the best real estate decisions.  I take pride in my work and am dedicated to providing the kind of exceptional service and guidance I myself would appreciate if buying or selling a home for the first time.  My intention is to streamline the process and protect my clients from complications, so their experience is hassle-free from start to finish.  My services are client-focused, informative, and provided in a friendly and easy-going manner, yet I’m firm and assertive when protecting and promoting client’s interests in their negotiations.  Over the years, I have curated a set of effective and quality marketing materials and service providers to share with my clients.  Much of my business these past years is through repeat and referred customers but I’m always happy to welcome new clients.

History

Self-employed since 1997, I’ve built my career through hard work, innovation, integrity and vision.  My first business, “Camera Traders” opened in Fan Tan Alley but quickly outgrew the space and moved to Market Square where it is still a mecca for local photography enthusiasts.  Being a local merchant and serving the photographic community was a great experience.  In 2006 I took a risk and followed a life-long dream to get my real estate license.  I haven’t looked back (much) since!

Previous relevant work experience includes a career in the home insurance industry and performing property inspections for insurance purposes.

I’ve lived in many areas of Victoria throughout my life including Saanich, Saanichton, Victoria city, Oak Bay, Esquimalt and Langford.  I currently live near Swan Lake/Uptown which is perfectly central for work.  Whether I’m working in town, in the Westshore, or on the Peninsula i’m 20 minutes from anywhere.

Interests outside of real estate include trail running, volleyball, paddle boarding, fishing, sailing, and most anything else that lets me explore this beautiful West Coast.

Interests

I’ve always been a collector and appreciate the rare and unique. Whether its cameras and optics, mid-century modern furniture, books, old photographs and rare films, or a vintage aluminum RV, I find the past fascinating and sometimes wish our society was less ‘disposable’ than it is today. I also love finding great homes for my clients.

I have a few interests that directly influence the benefits you’ll receive with me as your REALTOR®:

Caring for our earth is important to me, which is why I’m proud to offer a mostly paperless process by using modern tools such as digital signing sessions, Dropbox, email, and more.

I am currently fulfilling a third 2-year term on the Victoria Real Estate Board as a director. This allows me to stay up-to-date with current information about the market in Victoria.

I am passionate about photography and I have extremely high standards. This means I either hire the best, or take the photos of your home myself. This is essential to quality marketing and it’s something often neglected by other agents.

Personal and spiritual growth and improving interpersonal skills are a lifelong pursuit.  I enjoy learning new things about myself, others, and this amazing world we share.   This eventually led to the counselor training program offered by Citizens Counselling Centre. They provide counselling at an accessible fee to the people of greater Victoria. Not only is it rewarding to volunteer there, the skills are useful in real estate… helping me to communicate effectively, with empathy and respect for client needs, as well as streamline interactions with my fellow REALTORS® in negotiations.

I pride myself in being very accessible to my clients and welcome questions or inquiries.

Elected Director on the Victoria Real Estate Board

2012-2013 & 2016-2017 & 2018-2019

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I am dedicated to providing my clients with industry best tools to successfully buy and sell their homes.

The real estate industry is rapidly evolving. I work to stay up-to-date on the latest technology, news, tools and systems, ensuring that I stay ahead of the curve. These new tools and techniques allow me to facilitate faster and more successful outcomes for my clients.

It is not just about technology. I also focus on offering my clients highly personalized services. I take the time to get to know your unique needs and situation. I put you “First and Foremost,” providing you with industry information, timely advice and regular feedback.

Testimonials

Click here to read some of the kind words I’ve received from past clients and members of our community.

Memberships

Member of CREA, BCREA, VREB

Past Memberships:

Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR)

Areas of Specialization and Advanced Training

I am a life-learner and continually hone my craft through ongoing education.  Some notable courses I have recently completed…

  • NAGAB – Green Realtor training
  • Advanced Strata Law for Realtors
  • Foreclosures and Court Ordered Sales

Andrew Plank

A full-time real estate agent since 2006, I delight in assisting my clients and friends in making their real estate dreams a reality.  I combine “modern tools” with good “old fashioned service” in order to provide the best experience for my clients.   I take this role seriously, knowing the trust my clients place in me, and work hard to earn clients for life.

Phone: 250-360-6106

Lisa Nordstrom

With 20+ years experience in customer relations, Lisa will be managing supportive and administrative tasks to ensure your needs are met by the rest of the team.  Please do not hesitate to reach out for anything you need.

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