Testimonials

I feel Brian Nicol gave me and my family exceptional service and knowledge in our real estate venture in Nanaimo.
 
He listened to our needs, wants and expectations and made them a reality. He asked questions about my family’s interests and lifestyle, and customized our home search to best suit us.
 
Being from out of town, we did not have the convenience of driving by listings. We also didn’t have the knowledge of area and neighborhoods in and around Nanaimo. Brian customized listings that best suited me and my family. Having limited time to view properties, he showed us the best, most appropriate homes and did not waste time with listings we would not be interested in.
 
By taking the time to access our needs, Brian did an exceptional job finding the perfect home and neighborhood for us.
 
Brian is very thorough and his attention to detail is excellent. Through the whole process Brian was always professional, courteous and determined to fulfill our real estate needs. He kept us informed and updated through the whole process.
 
            With his great negotiating skills, Brian was able to acquire our property at an exceptional price!
 
I would recommend Brian Nicol to anyone buying or selling in the Nanaimo area.
 
Great work Brian!

Andrew & Karla W.

My name is Susan E. My husband Robert and I decided to move in 2009 from our condominium in Nanaimo, B.C to Prince Edward Island, and we are extremely pleased we employed Brian Nicol as our real estate agent. Brian proved to be very diligent, honest, friendly and knowledgeable with up-to-date information.
 
When Brian visited to assess our home he provided recent facts regarding the housing market, helping us to decide on a price to list. Brian's professionalism showed through in not only his appearance and manners, but his detailed description regarding the trends and future prospects of housing. 
 
After we decided to use Brian as our listing agent, Brian was consistently quick to respond to questions whether by phone or e-mail, and was eager to find answers to any questions we had.
 
My husband and I were extremely impressed with Brian's listing of our condo. Brian went the extra mile providing professional quality photographs of our condo and a well written description. He also provided extra copies of information sheets he could hand out in different locations.
 
Our condo sold in a really tough market because of Brian's background in marketing, sales and extensive training in closing business deals, as well as his professionalism, and willingness to go the extra mile for his client.
 
I would very highly recommend Brian to anyone wishing to sell or buy real estate.
 
 

Susan E.

We had the pleasure of meeting Brian Nicol in February this year when we were looking at a mobile home in Ladysmith. We went back with Brian twice to take an in-depth look at the property. Brian was professional, courteous, sincere and thoughtful, even to the point of returning to the property from his office, which was some distance away, to help in the search for our misplaced car keys and he even managed to find them! Nothing was too much trouble for Brian and we were totally comfortable working with him.
             
We continued looking at various mobile home listings on the Island and finally Brian showed us a property in Parksville, which was the one for us. Brian then helped us with the details of presenting an offer on the home and worked with us every step of the way until our offer was accepted. He attended at the home when the home inspector conducted the inspection and helped with a myriad of details regarding the completion of the sale.
 
Brian obviously believes in service after the sale as well; he has taken the time to follow up with us since the sale was completed, making sure that we have remembered all the little details that come with a move. Would we recommend Brian to family, friends or acquaintances –absolutely. Would we work with Brian again –absolutely!   
 
As far as we are concerned there is no other realtor better than Brian.
 
Gary & April M.
Duncan, BC
March20, 2010

Gary & April M.

Barry Clark
Royal Lepage 
 
Hello Barry,
 
I'm writing this letter to thank-you for your earlier referral to help us with the selling of our house. We have been recently dealing with one of your agents Brian Nicol. After much frustration and time wasting with other agents, Brian was like a breath of fresh air to us.
 
Brian is quite talented, and was very helpful in all aspects of selling our house. His marketing skills are excellent, he managed to sell our house in just 6 weeks where others had failed in their attempts after 6 months. Working with Brian was a very enjoyable experience, and has restored my faith in real estate agents.
 
Thank you for sending us such a dedicated individual that also takes pride in his work.
 
 
Regards,

Joe and Lynda E., Ladysmith, BC

Dear Brian,
 
We consider ourselves very fortunate that you were recommended to us.
 
We have dealt with many realtors in the past, however none of them has shown the commitment to fair and honest business practices nor had the depth of knowledge of sales and marketing that you so obviously possess.
 
It was these attributes and knowledge that made the sale of our house a very stress free time for us, for which we thank you.
 
The photographs and layout of the brochure were wonderful.
 
Your negotiation skills were second to none.
 
All in all a very positive experience. We would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone buying or selling a house.
 
Once again thank you for everything.
 
Kindest regards
 
 

Stuart and Carole S.

To Whom It May Concern:
 
When Kim and I made the decision to move after living 23 years in our home, we were concerned about how to find a reputable real estate agent.  We felt that we were taken advantage of in past dealings with realtors and we were hoping not to repeat the experience.

Kim began looking online and came across the Shepherds Guide web page and searched the real estate section.  Brian Nicol was listed as serving the Nanaimo area where we lived, so we checked out Brian’s web page and was quite impressed by his bio.  We decided to call Brian and have him introduce himself and give us a first hand view of himself.

We were impressed with his easy manner, real estate savvy, and willingness to guide us toward best value for money spent- without requiring us to first sign on the dotted line.

We had our work cut out for us and it was almost 6 months before we asked Brian to come over to assess our efforts and begin the process of marketing our house.  Within hours of hiring Brian, our house was on the internet with awesome pictures and highlights!
Our house sold in 6 days with multiple offers and more than our asking price.  We were delighted, to say the least.  Brian’s marketing, communication and negotiating skills coupled with high integrity, attention to detail and a warm personality assured the process proceeded flawlessly to a successful completion.

We felt completely taken care of and would highly recommend Brian to friend or relative for their real estate needs.
 
Thanks again for all your hard work. I loved your enthusiasm during negotiations!
 
Thank you Brian!
 
 

Kim & Andy W.

Moving is always a stressful event and finding the right home in the right community is an important part of that event and when you are moving across the country it is even more difficult.

With your help it was easy!  We were able to rely on your professionalism and expertise to help us find the right home.  Your support went beyond just helping us find the right home but also in assisting us to address a myriad of details associated with our move.
 
We want to thank you for your efforts on our behalf.  Your attention to detail made the entire process easy.
 
We would recommend your services to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home in Nanaimo.
 
Thank you,
 
 

William and Karen O

It was a pleasure having Brian as our Realtor.  His hard work and dedication in assisting us with our relocation from Priddis, Alberta, made the experience less stressful.  Brian came highly recommended to us and we were not disappointed.  We planned a trip to Nanaimo and, from the first meeting, we became comfortable with Brian and appreciated his extensive search on our behalf and his professionalism in every aspect of the assignment.  We decided to put an offer on a lot that turned out to be a court-ordered sale.  Again, he did his homework to ensure that we understood what was involved, which would include the need to attend court.  Brian offered to attend on our behalf ensuring that we secured the offer without the need for us to make another trip.
 
With the decision to buy land we now needed to find a place to live until our new home was built.  We also have two dogs adding complexity to our finding a place.  We didn’t need to worry with Brian around.  He found us a place and recommended us to the landlord.  All this was accomplished within the week of our planned visit!
 
We have now moved to the island and our first visitor was Brian — we feel we have made a friend and look forward to our new life in Nanaimo.
 
 

Ken and Eileen D.

A chance meeting with Brian in a mall kiosk evolved into an extremely successful purchaser/realtor relationship!
 
From the onset or our real estate search, first for an investment property and then a home for us, Brian’s attributes were clearly visible. Honesty, integrity and professionalism along with organizational skills, attention to detail, thoroughness, flexibility and a willingness to listen makes him an exceptional realtor.  Brian readily shared his knowledge of market conditions and trends, giving us the opportunity to become educated in the market and become informed buyers.  His “tours” were always well thought out, very enjoyable, and focused our OUR real estate needs.  His negotiating skills also shone through on closings!
 
Brian is a joy to work with and a credit to his profession and we shall continue to recommend him for exceptional real estate services.
 
Yours truly,
 
 

Patti and Paul W

My name is Connie and my husband Rick and I have been so impressed with the total professionalism of Brian Nicol as our real estate agent that we wanted to bring his excellent service to everyone’s attention.
 
He was aware of the fact that we have never purchased a home before as we have spent the past 35 years aboard yachts.  It was a very big change to move ashore and we needed assistance.  Brian really listened to our views of what we wanted and went out of his way to give full and articulate explanations about the values and possible problem areas of each property we examined.  My husband was unable to be present for the entire house-hunting project and I really felt that Brian protected our interests at all times and examined the properties and their histories so thoroughly that, by the time we found our log home, I was absolutely confident that it was the best one available and suited our needs perfectly.
 
Thanks to Brian, we now own our dream home!
 
Sincerely and Gratefully,

Connie and Rick F.

We recently purchased our eighth home through Brian Nicol.  It was a refreshing change working with a true professional.  Brian took the time to get to know us as people, to learn our likes and dislikes and consequently narrow our search for a home and to focus on properties that would fit our wants and needs.
 
We have never met a REALTOR® as committed to professionalism as Brian.  He is thorough, attentive to details and anticipates issues which have a potential for future problems if not addressed.  We were very impressed with his promptness in finding answers to our many questions.  The pride Brian takes in doing his job well shows:  with his sharp eyes, quick mind and finely honed negotiating skills, he is able to use all the characteristics of the property to best advantage, whether acting for a buyer or seller.  We felt fortunate to have him with us when we looked at homes.  While we were busy looking at the home from a buyer’s viewpoint, Brian was picking up on construction and technical details that we might easily have missed ourselves, and which could have caused us some serious future regrets.
 
Brian also has an excellent network of contacts to help the buyer with both the purchase itself and the transition after the deal is done.  His slogan “Sold on Service” is not an empty phrase and we would not hesitate for a second to recommend Brian, not only to other buyers and sellers, but to our own family.
 
Thank you, Brian

Steen and Shirley R.