Real Estate Agent's Rating Summary
|Response Rate||86 %|
|Usefulness of Website||5.00|
|Value of Service||5.00|
|Reach & Lead Generation||5.00|
|Home Prep & Staging Advice||5.00|
|Success Ratio||100 %|
|Recommend Ratio||100 %|
Christopher is a very passionate professional who genuinely cares and deeply understands the value of Home. He is completely devoted to his work and it shows by his relentlessly integral work ethic; he holds himself to his own high standards regardless of what is expected of him by anyone else. I never would have expected to have learned so much from a real estate agent and am truly grateful for his patience, willingness and generosity in sharing his knowledge and insight. From the very beginning of our relationship he showed up as an eager ally, sharing openly and honestly, and welcomed me into the world of real estate, with a fair share of hard lessons, as a first-time buyer. He understandood and respected the vulnerable position I was in and not once took advantage of it, but instead chose to teach me everything I needed to know to become more empowered and capable of making the right choices in the process. I feel it's important to emphasize the emotional value he sees in his line of work; he made sure to celebrate every step of the way and I will carry those memories for the rest of my life. It is so easy to get caught up in the stress of it all, and he did a fantastic job guiding me back to my heart when it mattered most, making sure I recognized how special this chapter in my life is and also how much actual work is necessary to make my dreams come true. I listened and trusted him and I am so happy I did. He is thoughtful, knowledgeable and quirky. His authenticity makes him easy to talk to and know he's not fooling you. If you show up for him, he will show up for you too, and that's how he gets things done. - Daniel Buzelli
Reply: Dear Daniel, Your words are as deeply appreciated by me as they were considered by you. Thank you. This was a very enjoyable event for me. I remember first speaking with you on my birthday. Even during that first call, your interest and appreciation of what is required to find the best place for you to live were impressive. You listened to me throughout the months and most importantly, you listened to yourself in choosing your new home. Your first home. Many happy years ahead.
We were very lucky to find Chris, or rather I should say he found us. We finally took the plunge, relocating from Peterborough, Ontario to Vancouver Island. Chris phoned us, and I was immediately struck with his knowledge of the island, professionalism, and desire to know what we truly wanted in a house, and a lifestyle. While we were still in Peterborough, he even drove 50 km to film a video walkthrough for us. We ended up not wanting that particular listing , but it proved that Chris was the agent for us. We really had no idea exactly where we wanted to be on the island, but Chris, through his exceptional, caring, and determined attitude was able to help us find a location which would suit us. He took the time to get to know us, and find out (even when we weren’t sure ourselves), what would be a good fit. Moving across the country is nerve-wracking , and at times daunting. There were moments when we questioned our sanity. Chris constantly was empathetic and encouraging, reassuring us that we WOULD get a house. I will never forget his rallying cry of ‘Next!”, when a listing wasn’t suitable - a valuable house hunting lesson, but an even more invaluable life lesson. Chris knew when to push on our offers and when to hold back. This strategy worked, we now have a house! Through this experience, we became friends. We will always remember our lunches together, and our conversations, sometimes serious, but more often filled with laughter. After he firmed up our offer on our house in Sooke, Chris took us on a literal joy ride, accompanied by bouncy off-key singing, to tour the area around Sooke through to Port Renfrew. Who does that? Again it speaks of Chris’s generosity of spirit, and his genuine desire to make his clients/friends comfortable and happy. There are many agents in real estate who are very good at selling/buying houses, but Chris is exceptional. He cares. Sharon Thorne & Pat Miller - Sharon Thorne and Patrick Mil.er
From the start of this journey Christopher's knowledge and support have been remarkable. We have been going through some personal health problems and Christopher has been very sensitive to our concerns and levels of anxiety through both the selling of our home and finding us our new home. When we first started on this journey we explained to Christopher that he was the professional in this area and we were looking to him for his guidance on what we needed to do to get our home ready to sell it. He gave us his insight on what he would do if it were his home. So we followed his advice and we got our home on the market. Well it lasted just long enough to say it was on the market! We didn't make it to the open house stage. With the preparations we did, our home sold in less than 48 hours for over asking and without any conditions. Christopher's knowledge, direction and compassion for our situation has turned this from a real estate transaction to a long term friendship. - Robert & Susan Burkholder
Christopher Walker from VI Home Group was recommended to us from a retired realtor friend. We were told that Chris would look after our needs with same respect that he would for his mother. Well were here's to say that this is how Chris looked after our needs. He cautioned us not to jump at the first home we saw as we had time on our side, as it turned out he was right. The third home was the one that really fit our wish list in a community that fit our wants and needs. When we were ready to put in our offer he again provided guidance and we ended up offering less than we had planned and our bid was accepted. Chris's experence and understanding of the real estate business is second to none. We are looking forward to working with Christopher to sell our current home. Thank you so much for being more than JUST a realtor. - Robert & Susan Burkholder
Christopher Walker – Realtor Phenomenal I was first introduced to Chris through my fiancée, as she was in the process of selling her home and had known Chris for some time. She could not say enough good things about him, it took very little convincing on her part for me to make a decision to contact Chris and ask for his services in the selling of my own home. I was able to sit close by during several meetings they had, listening to Chris and his approach to assisting her through the entire process, and ensuring that she understood everything. I was extremely impressed how Chris went about informing her with all aspects of selling her home, and made sure that she understood what was involved with selling a house. He assured her, that he would handle everything, and he lived up to his word. Chris made her feel at ease and confident that he would guide her through everything. His professionalism was top notch, in fact, I don’t believe you could find a more professional agent. The whole journey was stress free for my fiancée, selling her house within days. I have purchased and sold 6 homes in my life, and I can honestly say that Chris Walker is the agent that you want on your side when selling your home. He is one special person that you want to invest time in for any real estate transaction. I don’t know of any agents that would get up on your roof and brush off moss and then power wash your eave troughs in order for your house to stand out at its very best; well, Chris did it for me, the morning prior to my first showing. Chris is not only a realtor phenomenal; he’s has become my friend. I would recommend him, always. Oh ya, Chris sold my house too, and my fiancée and I purchased our together home several days later, and of course, with the help of Chris. And by the way, you will not meet a nicer person. Thank you, Chris. - Bruce A Nicholson
Reply: Bruce, Very kind words. I am deeply touched by them. It has been a pleasure working with you from the very first conversation. You gave me your trust and your full involvement in every step of our plan. I could not have asked for a better person to work with. Thank you. And like myself, you're a Montrealer. Perfect. Go Expos. Guy Lafleur R.I.P.
If you are looking for a real estate agent who’s main goal is to sell your home with the least amount of stress to you, then look no further than Christopher Walker. From the first day we met he was professional and looked out for my best interests from beginning to end. When I contacted Chris last summer I was anxious and unsure about selling my home. He reassured me that he would guide me through the process with no pressure. After much thought I decided that the time was not right for me to sell. Chris stayed in touch and invested his time in maintaining a connection even though I wasn’t ready to sell. During this time we became friends. When I was finally ready to sell, Chris was there to guide and support me through the whole process promising that he would take care of every little detail which he did. He consulted with me and explained every step in the process. Thanks to his knowledge of the real estate market, his ability to help me maintain a sense of calm through a stressful situation, his support and his promise to give 100%, I was able to sell my home in record time for above asking. The process was flawless just like Chris promised. Thank you Chris for all of your guidance and support. You are certainly at the top of your league. Real Estate agent extraordinaire. Nancy F - May 2022 - Nancy Fee
Reply: Dear GNN ( Girl Named Nancy ), Thank you for your very kind words. Thank you for your trust in me. You allowed me to fulfill my wish for you. To give you all that I could. Thank you. Christopher
Christopher Walker is an amazing agent and person. All he ever wanted was to find a home that would make us happy. He worked incredibly hard to make that happen. Much of our search was done remotely and Christopher criss-crossed the Island to FaceTime properties. If he felt the property was a good possibility for us he would spend over an hour on FaceTime showing us the home and neighbourhood, even talking to some of the neighbours! Nothing was too much to ask of him and he would always say, “ It is my pleasure to do so.” He has a great understanding of the current market. He is professional, encouraging, kind, accommodating, positive and literally willing to go that extra mile! His advice was always very solid and he always had our best interests at heart. You won’t find a better agent than Christopher Walker. Vicki and Don Blackwood - Vicki and Don Blackwood
Reply: To my dear friends, We put in some miles, worked very hard, had a lot of smiles and together, found you a good home ( with the right amount of room for Don's dining room table! ). Thank you for your remarkable patience, perseverance and trust. Every day, always, it was a true pleasure. Thank you. Christopher
Chris is such a delight to work with! He is incredibly knowledgeable, determined and genuinely wants his clients to succeed in their prospects. He made our first time homeownership a success due to his expertise. He’s very supportive and positive! He will be our first choice realtor in the future. - Maureen Murray
Reply: To Maureen and James, Some things are just meant to be. I saw your home a few days before when another couple was shown it. I loved the place. Perfect I thought. Utterly perfect. You felt the same way and by our good work together, it is all yours. A piece of Cowichan Bay heaven. What a back garden James has created too. Many happy years there is my wish to you. Christopher
He is very personable, attentive and supportive while being professional, supportive, encouraging and very efficient and effective. He responds quickly and follows through on commitments. He made the buying process seem easy by taking care of all the details required. He even follows up after the sale to ensure all is well and to provide further support of any kind related to settling in to a new community. He goes far beyond what we experienced in the past with realtors. He was fantastic! - Walter and Jean Borsa
Reply: Thank you Queen Jean and Sir Walter, Truthfully, you made me look good. So efficient at every step. Another example of ' it was meant to be '. Thankfully your sister-in-law noticed this home and alerted you. Glad you found the Pickleball group nearby too. Many happy years there is my wish. Christopher
Christopher showed true professionalism helping us find the ideal home. He stuck with us for two years and when the ideal property came up, was extremely helpful navigating a purchase and got us the best price possible. We would not hesitate at all recommending Christopher if you need a great realtor. - Tammy Vathje
Reply: Thank you for your kind words. You have found a piece of Island heaven. Those two years of waiting for the right time and home were a delight. Dave's calls, the humour, meeting " the family ', searching through a few early possibilities ( thank you for trusting my opinion ) and now the plans to transform it into your vision, all, a great experience. Saying so long to Jasper isn't easy, but the years with that view will bring you a new joy. Welcome ' home ' to the Island. Christopher
We found Christopher online, from the first meeting we found him to be professional and caring. Unfortunately we were not able to find a home we liked in a crazy market but stayed in touch with him. We decided to move out of Province so we called him up and gave him the listing, Immediately he was on it, gave us good guidance in prepping the house for sale and a good understanding on value price point. The home listed and was gone for over asking price without conditions in one day. There’s an old saying about the character of a sales person that goes like this, the true test of professionalism come after the sale, and I assure with my 40 years of selling experience Christopher passed with flying colours. Strongly recommend Christopher Walker. - Victor & Gloria Scudder
Reply: To my Saskatchewan bound friends, You are missed. Your kind words here and through the time we got to know one another, are valued. So is your friendship.Your prayers, deeply appreciated. Thank you for entrusting your beautiful home's sale to me. I was honoured to be chosen by you to do so. Come back soon. Christopher
When looking to buy, I reached out to Christopher because i knew I'd be in good hands from my last purchase experience. I didn't give service a second thought, because I knew no one could out-deliver Christopher! This guy sets a whole new standard in what realtors do! Over and Above are his baseline service standards. He found the perfect condo and fast too, stick-handled the offer while always recognizing my own busy schedule and made it all come together seamlessly. When it came to the move-in day, he was there to help in every way possible and supported some much needed logistics...not just hand over the keys like other realtors would most likely have done. He rolled up his sleeves and helped with some unusual hand-off tasks. Again OVER & ABOVE. This guy rocks! I will only ever use Christopher again for any sale or any purchase. - Lydia Johnson
Reply: Thank you ABC ( Author of the best business book EVER. No, really ! , Banker and Client ) To receive a compliment from you about service, is an award. So I receive this review as that. Wishing you joy in Cowichan Bay. Your student and Realtor, Christopher
Christopher Walker. What an absolute gentleman. Chris was there every step of the way, picked up all of our phone calls, answered all of our text messages. We reached out to Chris 8 months ago to potentially sell my house that I have lived in for 8 years now.. he wasn't pushy, was not pushing on us to sell right away. When we were finally ready to buckle down and sell he was with us every single step of the way, he even helped us paint our house, helped us paint the exterior and was an absolute blast to have around with the chaos of selling a house. We sold our house in 48 hours and bought our new home a few weeks after.. Thank you so much Chris, you were an absolute delight to have for our realtor and I will be telling all of my friends and family of the service you provided us. You are a friend to us now Mr. Walker. Thank you! - Jennifer McClymont
Reply: Dear Jenn and Dave, Well, I am touched by your words. It has been a pleasure the whole way. What a ride! You both did a superb job getting your place ready. No small job. Thank you for your trust. We succeeded. Very pleased to have found you a new home too. Looking forward to your next good news...
Christopher provided us with excellent service from our first meeting to the conclusion of our purchase, and beyond. I told Christopher at our first meeting that we were a realtors worst nightmare, because unlike most buyers, we had a very wide set of parameters during our search. From cities and towns along the southern half of Vancouver Island to the Gulf Islands. We only knew that we would like it when we saw it, so we were open to anything, including a Condo, Townhome, Duplex, or House, small or no yard, up to acreage. For several years Cory Chapman from the VI Home Group had been e mailing us the listings as they became available, and in fact when our son Brad was looking to buy a home we suggested he get in touch with Cory, which he did. As our son was looking in Sooke, he was introduced to Christopher who looked after that geographic local, and indeed did help our son with the purchase of his new home, which, thanks to Christopher, turned out to be a very smooth, trouble free, and pleasant experience. We just started by browsing thru all of the listings we could find and after viewing from Sooke to Nanaimo, we narrowed it down to an area near Duncan. Throughout our journey of several months, Christopher was remarkably patient and helpful in arranging showings covering a variety of home types over different locations. When we finally bought our place, Christopher offered to store some of our things at his personal residence, which turned out to be unnecessary, but attests to his thoughtfulness and willingness to help. Thank you for your professional service. - Ed and Lenora Scromeda
Reply: To you both, It was a great pleasure and what a surprise with where we found your new home. What a view and what an elegant choice! Thank you for your patience and for your trust in me. Many happy years there is my wish.
Christopher's professional attitude and warm demeanor made for a great experience. The deal was done same day we met! His eagerness to secure the futures of his customers is refreshing. He was on too of every aspect and made for a stress free experience. Look forward to dealing with Christopher in the future! I would highly recommend his services! This is how the customer should be treated! - Alan Whitlam
Reply: Alan, Do you ever feel something good like this was just meant to be? Really clever choice on your behalf and boy, did we ever act quickly! Good team.
As a fellow agent I was extremely pleased with Christopher’s knowledge and professionalism when assisting me in a sale with my clients. I will continue to refer him, and if you’re looking for a great Realtor on Southern Vancouver Island , he’s your guy! - Shannon Marin
Reply: And this is coming from Superwoman, Shannon Marin, the one whom ' owns ' it as The Realtor in Campbell River. Thank you Colleague. Really enjoy working with you and for all of your teaching and your commitment to my improvement.
I apologize in advance for the length of this experience of Christopher Walker, Real Estate Agent and great person of integrity. I wanted everyone to know how detailed Christopher is in what services he really does provide, and much more. I heartily recommend him for your real estate needs. What do a mountain guide, golf pro and gym teacher have in common? They need to know very specific things to be good at what they do, they know how to guide you in all kinds of terrain and situations and they need to have the big picture view of where you’re headed even if the journey gets muddy at times. Christopher is like all three of these rolled into one, guide, educator and coach. Here’s what I saw and experienced during my recent home purchase in a pandemic & white hot real estate market. • Christopher has the map, knows the steps and calmly takes you through the process from the beginning to completion. • All along the way, he emphasizes that his main aim is for you as his client, is to be happy with your process. • And he reminds you that he is available for any concerns or questions once a purchase has concluded. Here’s some, probably not all, of the specifics: • Christopher curated and sent me the listings for properties based upon what I wanted. It was efficient and meant I was not looking at places I wasn’t interested in or outside my price range. • He was always accessible by phone and email. • He kept me informed about developments and answered all my questions. • Once I found the right place, Christopher arranged a property inspection and provided me names of lawyers, as well as contacted my chosen one to set up my file. • He called the property manager of my home for some needed information. • And even when I asked to do something not often done in his real estate world, a pre possession day check of the property, he made it happen. • On possession day he even carried a bunch of boxes and belongings from my car to my new home. I enjoyed having Christopher’s knowledge, experience and dedication during this largely foreign journey of home purchasing. And now I am in the precisely right property for me in an amazing location, thanks to Chris and his expertise. In a world where faster is thought to be better, Christopher is a rarity and stands out as someone who takes the time to give exemplary client focused service. While the usual phrase is someone goes the extra mile, for Christopher he went the extra many miles on my behalf and I know he would for you too. I enthusiastically endorse Christopher to be your real estate agent. Thank you Chris. - Patricia Lavelle
Reply: Thank you for these very kind words Patricia. I am deeply touched. Helping you find your home has been an incredible pleasure and I have loved providing the service that you have described. I wish you a lifetime of happiness and peace ( and hopefully an invite for a cocktail on your deck ! ) in this place of wonder and light. Kindest wishes. Christopher
Christopher provided a professional yet friendly service ensuring I had all I needed in finding the property that best suited my wants and financial viability. Wasn't too pushy and so felt he was pushing my needs ahead of his own. - Craig Harrison
Reply: Dear Mr. Harrison, Thank you for your honest and complementary words. I thoroughly enjoyed working with you in finding you and your son this beautiful home. I wish you many happy years there.
Mr. Walker sold our house and we purchased another with him, through this very stressful experience. Christopher was very and I truly mean very knowledgeable, kind, patient, understanding and over all a wealth of knowledge! He listened to everything myself and my husband had to say about our wants and needs. Not only was he able to sell our house in 11hrs, he was able to find us our dream home in this crazy market!! Christopher was always available to us for simple/silly questions or in-depth conversations. I have already recommended Christopher to a family member and would not hesitate to recommend him to any and all. We now have an Amazing Friend too! - Brenda Blanchard
Reply: Thank you for all that you have written. It was so much fun working with you. Although, I was very pleased that we found this magnificent home for all of you, I must say that I was a bit disappointed that our adventure had come to an end. But then, I have new friends too. I wish all of you years of happiness there.
Conscientious. Professional. Experienced. Courteous. Christopher Walker is an exceptional realtor. He was referred in- house to me via VI Realty- a collaborative group of professionals covering all of Vancouver Island. New to the area, Christopher walked me through the process and provided expert advice that secured the purchase of my investment property. Based on his suggestion, our first offer was accepted in less than 24 hours. In this market - that is exceptional. Only an experienced realtor like Christopher would know how to manage my needs, negotiate on my behalf and produce results. I saved tens of thousands of dollars based on his guided advice. Thank you Christopher! - Kristi Farrell
Reply: Thank you for these kind and generous words. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you. You knew what you wanted and your trust in me were instrumental in making this a very successful purchase.
In this busy market, realtors can be pushy and impatient. Christopher was the complete opposite. He was calm, curious about my personal needs, totally professional and very knowledgeable. He went out of his way to ensure all my questions were addressed and exceeded all my expectations. His genuine caring and concern for my best interests were refreshing in this hot market environment. I would strongly recommend him for your buy or selling needs! - Lydia Johnson
Reply: Thank you for your kind words. Working with you was a great pleasure. I think that you shall thoroughly enjoy the wonder lifestyle that this condos' location will give to you. Beautiful views and a relaxed lifestyle. Wish you much happiness there.