Real Estate Agent's Rating Summary
|Response Rate||61 %|
|Usefulness of Website||4.89|
|Value of Service||4.98|
|Reach & Lead Generation||4.98|
|Home Prep & Staging Advice||4.97|
|Success Ratio||96 %|
|Recommend Ratio||100 %|
Hello, and thanks for allowing me to introduce myself. I’m Jason Finlayson and I’m very proud to call the Cowichan Valley my home. I have lived here many years and am thrilled to be raising my family here now. I’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy a one of kind Vancouver Island lifestyle which includes exploring the west coast on our sailboat, hiking, mountain biking, windsurfing and snowshoeing. There aren’t many places that can boast snow boarding and golf all in the same day! As a Realtor, I have the pleasure of assisting others in making their Vancouver Island lifestyle dream a reality. For the past 25+ years I have been a successful, full-time real estate representatives at Pemberton Holmes. I bring to the table extensive business and marketing expertise with diplomas in both finance and marketing along with a high engagement in continuing education and professional development. I have served on the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board for many years including Vice President and President (2015). I take pride in the ability to utilize the very latest technologies and draw on years of experience to deliver service and results you’ll be happy to recommend to friends and family. I look forward to assisting you in the courteous professional manner I’ve become known for, developed over my many years in both the real estate and hospitality industries. 25+ Years of dedicated service as a full time REALTOR® President of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board 2015 Jason.
Jason was a pleasure to deal with. He looked after all the details of our purchase and proved to be detailed orientated. We would recommend Jason's services to others who are looking to buy and or sell. - Cathy
good job would hire again will recommend to other people in the near future. Jason looked after all the details and was responsive to our needs and concerns. A pleasure to deal with. - Reg
Jason Finlayson is patient, knowledgeable, and always responds in a timely manner. Jason has vadt knoeledge and experience in the real estate world. So happy to have Jason working with us. - Jessie
Reply: Jessie, it’s been a pleasure assisting you and your family find the perfect home. I look forward to see how the adventure unfolds.
Jason was easy going, available, responsive and reliable. When he was out of town he made me aware of who was talking his clients. He is quick to answer questions and follow up with the selling party's realtor. - Diana Carwithen
Reply: Diana thank you for choosing my services. The journey continues. Now to sell your home and close the circle. :). All the best in your lovely new home.
I googled "best realtor I duncan, bc" and Jason's name came up on several sites. He did not dissapoint! From the very start to removal of conditions he was professional, readily available, organized, thorough, prepared. Something that also stood out was how considerate Jason was about my schedule, family needs and space so that this process had the most minimal stress as possible. He very much was aware of the market we were working with at any given time and was able to provide valuable insight that allowed me to make informed and accurate decisions on the fly with the subtke shifts/trends. I had pulled the listing temporarily while out of country....but Jason continued to watch the changes in the market. As a result of his dedication to me as his client, he reached out while I was on vacation to inform me. I ended up listing the while away knowing I was in good hands and as Jason had demonstrated his exceptional skills. Jason, with his colleague Hannah, worked together with others they network with to get my home staged and tidy for showings while I was out of country. It was amazing how fast and seamless it pulled together. They were very creative in implementing solutions. Jason's communication was thorough and always kept me immediately informed. He went above and beyond to address issues as they came up offering information and wisdom from his years of experience. I never felt rushed, pressured or pushed in any way. I also felt like i was his only client with the amount of attention I recieved ha ha.I felt safe with Jason and his colleague Hannah....confident in his abilities and loyalty to me as a client....along with Hannahs contagious positivity, eagerness, dedication and seamless follow through. She had amazing ideas for some big challenges along the way. As a result, I was able to continue my vacation out of country and recieved a great offer I accepted while away in a touch n go market. I have bought/sold many homes in the preceeding 2 decades. Jason definitely tops my experience with realtors. His calm demeanor and kind, patient approach stood out and made me feel valued as a client(and person) - Samantha
Reply: Samantha, thank you for your incredibly detailed testimonial. It was an absolute pleasure to work for you and a satisfying sale to get done. It was Hannah's first listing and sale and I'm sure to be a memorable one for her. Thank you for entrusting the sale of your home with us. All the best to you and your family moving forward. Thank you.
Very professional process. Jason asked the right questions to fully understand the property features and owners needs. He also presented information and actually listened to us throughout before offering advice. A great experience. - Peter and Pat
Reply: Peter and Pat, I can say the experience was great for me as well. It was a real pleasure to work for such helpful and engaged sellers. All the best in your next adventure.
Professional, knowledgeable and friendly. It was awesome to work with Jason. He helped us find our first home and we couldn’t be happier. We will work with Jason again and highly recommend him to help you buy or sell. - Chloe
Reply: Thank you guys for choosing me to assist in your search for the ideal family home. I’m excited for you and the many happy days you’ll have in your lovely home.
Jason was excellent! We will definitely be using him in the future if we ever need a real estate agent again; however, he did find us our amazing “forever home,” so that will be a long way off. We have bought many homes with many different agents over the last 20 years, and Jason is the very first agent who was able to point out and explain the merits and pitfalls of each home’s technical aspects, e.g. type of piping, water sources, septic information, etc. We highly recommend Jason. He was a delight to work with! - Dan and Sarah
Reply: Dan and Sarah, congratulations on finding you forever home. It's such a pleasure to deal with nice folks who are truly engaged in the process from start to finish. I wish you all the best with your new slice of heaven on Vancouver Island.
Jason Finlayson is not only a great realtor, he is a great person. We had a log home on acreage, with a step driveway, and road noise, a very unique home and one that proved to be difficult to sell. Not many people want a log home! Jason did amazing marketing of the home and was there in person for almost every showing. It took a year, but he kept us positive throughout the process until we finally sold. He then found us a home in a very difficult buyers market. We can't thank Jason enough for his professionalism and friendship and would highly reccommend him for either selling or purchasing a home. - Rick and Carrie
Reply: Rick and Carrie, it was a bit of a long road.. but we got it done! Thank you for hanging in there with me until we achieved our goals. All the best in your lovely new location.
Jason is a fantastic agent. He was very informative when it came to pricing our home for sale as well as with follow-up with prospective purchasers' agents. He kept us apprised at all times. He was also an excellent representative on our behalf when it came to the purchasing of our new condo. All in all, Jason did a terrific job for us and we highly recommend his services. - Janet Caplan
Reply: Thank you Janet and Don for placing your trust in my services. It was a pleasure to assist you in realizing your real estate goals.
Jason was totally awesome. He found an exact property that I wanted. The price was within my budget, absolutely everything I was looking for. He was patient, kind and very considerate. I would highly recommend this very hard working person. - Valorie
Reply: Thank you Valorie. It so good when everything comes together for a client. Welcome to island life. Wishing you many many happy days in your lovely new digs.
Jason and I have now completed 3 deals together and we are working on our fourth. There’s lots of agents, there’s not many great ones. Jason is one of the Great Ones. He’s reliable and works harder than any agent I’ve ever seen. I recommend him on the regular, especially for Sellers. What’s more, he’s a born and raised Islander and he cares about the community; he recently spent his weekend cleaning up the Cowichan River. World class. - Colin Mullett
Reply: Thank you Colin! It's a real pleasure to work with you and your organization that truly care about improving our community. I look forward to assisting you further in your goal of creating attainable housing that folks can be proud of.
Jason has been my Realtor for many years,I have had several Real Estate dealings with him.I have sold a couple places privately and Jason goes out of his way to help that as well .I would highly recommend Jason for your Real Estate needs. - Ed
Reply: Thank you Ed. It's always a pleasure to work with you. I look forward to future successful sales for you.
Jason's confidence, knowledge, and kindness made us feel so comfortable with our first time home buying experience. It was so easy to put our trust in him. I highly recommend his service! - Susie
Reply: Susie and the fam, it was a pleasure to be a part of your first home buying experience. I wish you many many happy days in your lovely new home.
I can highly recommend Jason for his prompt, efficient and excellent service! The value in a competent agent can't be underestimated and Jason offered timely and extremely helpful advise as we navigated the process. - G Dempster
Reply: Graeme, it was a pleasure to assist. Thank you and the family so much for putting your trust in my services.
Jason was helpful, knowledgeable and professional throughout our dealings with him while selling our house. This is the second time we have used Jason when buying or selling a home. We would highly recommend Jason to anyone looking for a realtor in the Cowichan Valley. - Trish and Gary
Reply: Trish and Gary, it's always a pleasure to get the job done for you. I wish you all the best in your new adventure. :)
Jason was friendly, professional, appoachable, knowledgable and super efficient. He made the buying process easy and comfortable. He helped us with everything from organizing the inspection, arranging legal assistance, communicating repeatedly with the seller's realtor and answering all of our questions and concerns. Because of all his hard work, our buying experience was a real pleasure. I would highly recommend Jason!! - Tina
Reply: Tina, Andy and the team... it's been a real pleasure to work for you. You've been great clients that have become great friends as well. Welcome to the Cowichan Valley.
Jason is a quality person and a very competent Realtor. He is very knowledgeable of local markets, is a good listener of our needs both in selling and what we were looking for. - Greg and Linda Edwsrds
Reply: Thank you very much Greg and Linda. It's always a pleasure to work with you both and I look forward to assisting again in the near future.
Professional, diligent, conscientious, honest. Jason listened carefully to our requirements, sourced the perfect property, negotiated successfully, and was always acting in our best interests. We have benefited from Jason’s expertise for five property transactions, and highly recommend Jason Finlayson. - Simon and Lisa
Reply: Simon and Lisa, thanks again for the business and kind words in your review. I always look forward to working with you. I wish you nothing but the best in your sweet new location.
Jason was great! Very professional, prompt and friendly service. He provided valuable advice about pricing, staging, dealing with offers, price adjustments and a myriad of small details. Very positive experience working with him! - Ken Walker
Reply: Thank you Ken, it was a pleasure to assist in your sale. I look forward to providing the same level or service and professionalism when it comes time for your purchase.
Jason is the most professional, knowledgeable and respectful agent we have encountered in decades. He was very transparent and was meticulous in guiding us through the buying process. Highly recommend! - Don
Reply: Thank you for the thoughtful review. I look forward to assisting again in the future.
Jason was attentive, patient, knowledgeable and always available during the purchase of our home. He made an effort to join us at the property multiple times for various inspections and I felt that he always had our best interest in mind. I would highly recommend Jason. - Christine and Andrew
Reply: It was a pleasure to work with you both and always satisfying when clients reach their goals. Can’t wait to see what you do with your lovely home and property. All the best.
Jason was fantastic to work with. He's incredibly knowledgeable about the Cowichan Valley and the Real Estate industry. He is kind and thoughtful and consistently went above and beyond when providing support and service. - Linda
Reply: Thank you Linda it was a pleasure to work with you. Welcome to the Cowichan Valley!
Jason's stellar quality of service has been so appreciated when both purchasing and selling our homes. He brings deft organization and clear communication to the table, along with a lovely balance of solid professionalism and genuine warmth. Jason's knowledge of the area, flexible thinking, and vast experience in the industry has been evident in our working relationship over the years. We would not hesitate in recommending Jason, as he does not hesitate to go above and beyond to offer kindness and support during the process, and get the job done as effectively as possible! Thank you Jason! - Kate Neumann Rose
Reply: Thank you Kate! It's always a pleasure working with you and your family.
During my search for a bare land lot to build on, Jason was recommended to me by a developer. As a first time buyer I appreciated Jason's low pressure approach, I never felt rushed or pressured into anything but help and advice was always provided. He made sure I had the information I needed to make informed choices and supported any concerns or constraints I had regarding the purchase. - Tom Alderson
Reply: Thank you so much Thomas, I can't wait to see the project come out of the ground. Very excited for you.
Jason was very professional, prompt, and kept us well informed. He gave us sound advice, always listened to our concerns and followed up on any questions we may have had. - John and Joanne Murray
Reply: John and Joanne, it was a pleasure to work on your behalf to secure a successful sale in this challenging market. This profession is made so much better when one gets to work with sellers such as yourselves. Thank you for putting your trust in my services. All the best in the next phase of life.
Jason did a wonderful job. Can’t say enough good things about Jason & Holly. We live in Vancouver & they totally took control & made things happen. Great people. - Shell
Reply: Thank you both for putting your trust in our services. It’s been a pleasure working for you and congratulations on your successful sale in this challenging real estate market.
Jason did a excellent job for use , he answered our phone calls promptly , and took the time to answer all our questions . And when he did not have the answer did the research to obtain the answer. We would not hesitate to use him in the future or recombed him to family or friends . - Reg
Reply: Reg, thank you kindly for your review of my services. I look forward to working for you again the near future.
Jason is an experienced realtor with a high level of professionalism. We appreciate his honest approach, and market knowledge. Jason was prompt in his replies to any questions we had during the process. - Nuala
Reply: Nuala, thank you for your review of my service. It is always a pleasure to work for you guys. All the best with your new endeavor.
Jason has been excellent agent to deal with Very patient and understanding and calm Has always returned my phone calls and always been friendly and helpful He is definitely one of the good guys and we would definitely recommend him to anyone Thanks Jason - Helen
Reply: Helen, thank you for the kind review. It was a long road but we did it! Sounds like the destination was worth the trip. Here's to many happy days in your lovely new home. :)
Jason a delight to work with. He did an amazing job following up with me and making me feel at ease during the sale of our house. He got our house up on the market quickly and did an amazing job with the post. I felt lucky to know that our realtor was there for us; we felt supported and well resourced during the journey. Thank you Jason for getting us full ask on our house! It was a pleasure to work with you. - Nicole
Reply: Nicole, thank you so much for putting your trust in my services. The felling is mutual it was a pleasure to for a seller that was so enthusiastic and engaged. All the best in the next phase of life for you and your family. :)
Jason was great. He was straight forward with his information and expertise, responsive and didn't complicate my decision with his opinions. He was supportive and knowledgeable. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending him to others. - Dawn
Reply: Dawn, thank you very much for putting your trust in my services and congrats on the purchase of a lifetime.
Jason got our listing onto realtor.ca with 2 days and sold with an unconditional offer (voluteered) within 2 days. Jason was very professional and available within minutes by phone throughout the entire process from first contact right through move day. Move day included a gratis cleaning service, and lockup with a lockbox for the new owners coming in with their realtor. - Ian
Reply: Ian, it was a pleasure to work for you and we couldn't have asked for better circumstances. I'm so happy the move was a smooth as it was for you. Thank you.
Jason provided excellent service and advice on this transaction. Very professional manner throughout the entire process. This is the third time I have used Jason's services on a real estate transaction, both selling and buying. - Dan
Reply: Thank you Dan. Always a pleasure to work for you.
This is my 3rd property sale with Jason, I find him knowledgeable and professional, and a pleasure to deal with. He is very accessible, and everyone I dealt with in his office were good at their jobs. I will not hesitate to recommend Jason to friends. - Craig Coté
Jason was great to work with. He kept us informed throughout and was quick to answer any and all questions we had. I would not hesitate to use Jason again or to recommend him to someone else. - Chad Bowman
Reply: It was a pleasure to work with you guys as well. Nice to be able to secure a home in such a challenging market. All the best in your new home.
Happy to provide positive feedback on the purchase of a commercial building with Jason. Was able to manage the complexity of the transaction with professionalism and promptness. Followed up on the deal to get feedback. - kevin
Reply: Thank you Kevin. Always a pleasure to work with you.
Jason is a leader in his field. Working with him is an absolute pleasure. He is knowledgeable, professional and organized. He has great ideas for marketing and performs as he says he will. You could not hope to find a better realtor. - Don Owens, Image Construction Ltd.
Jason helps us assess market valuations of two properties my family and I own. Jason put together detailed information on compareables and price ranges for both properties, as well as estimates for what we could expect in terms of offers on the open market In short, Jason was great to work with. He was quickly responsive to all inquiries, and put together some nice informative packages for us. Would definitely recommend - Brad
Reply: Thank you very much Brad. My pleasure.
Jason is very sincere, knowledgeable and very much in touch with the real-estate market. It was a pleasure to deal with him. I would strongly recommend to contact Jason to assist in both the purchase and/or the sale of your property. - Robert Scholton
Jason was able to explain everything to me in a straightforward way. Not being computer-savy, Jason was very willing to do things the 'old school' way with me, bringing over paper copies of everything and walking me through the process of selling my home. I would highly recommend his services to anyone! - Margaret Rose
it was a wonderful experience to work with Jason. He was thorough in processing information. He responded to our emails, text messages and phone calls promptly. He showed genuine interest and concern when appropriate. We trusted him and he achieved desired results. Thanks a million Jason - Annie Mirza-Syed
Jason was outstanding and we feel so lucky to have used him for the buying of our first home. He is very responsive to messages and had amazing flexibility to work around booking showings for us to go see. Jason really took in all of our preferences and feedback about the houses we viewed. Not only was he very knowledgable but we completely trusted his advice and expertise throughout the whole process. Jason really cared about finding us a house that was going to be what we wanted, and I can't imagine having gone through anyone else. Highly recommend Jason! - Emily Moss
Jason is a wonderful realtor who has helped us with purchases in the Cowichan Valley. He is a knowledgeable, trustworthy and professional agent who helps his clients tremendously. Thank you Jason! - Bernice
Jason was amazing in helping us find our first home. He made sure to take the time to help explain things to us, and was always on our side. Jason made sure to point things out about houses, properties, or neighborhoods that we didn't catch, and we never felt pressured to make an offer that we weren't comfortable with. Overall, Jason was friendly, knowledgeable, honest, patient and helpful. We will definitely be contacting him again when it comes time to move on from our current property. - Leigh Wicki-Stordeur
Reply: Thank you very much. It was a pleasure to work with such great clients.
We have used Jason Finlayson as our realtor for over 15 years on several purchases because we appreciate his knowledge, quick response time and willingness to find answers to our questions. - Lyla Harman
We have bought and sold 3 properties with Jason, and will continue to work with him until he retires. He is friendly & fun to work with; professional and respectful; knowledgeable and notices important details in the real estate process. Jason was exceptional in his knowledge of how to proceed with the sale and take advantage of the hot market. We ended up selling well over what we thought the place was worth. - Rebecca Irene Christofferson & Trevor Husband
We were impressed with Jason’s years of experience and professionalism, as well as extensive local knowledge. He was always very responsive, courteous, and friendly, making for an enjoyable experience while selling our property. We’re very happy we found him and would not hesitate to recommend his services. - Tonya Gaber
A very stressful situation was bearable only because of Jason going the extra mile to help us get our home. He gave us good advice and never pressured us. First time home purchases are hard enough and we had an exceptionally challenging closing on a brand new home. 100/10 would reach out again :) - Keshia Godin
Jason was perfect for new home buyers. He helped us navigate every step of the process in a clear and helpful manner. When issues arose with the new development paperwork, he was there to help through every twist and turn of the bureaucracy. - Solomon Murphy
Jason offered generous support to us for many years while we searched for a new home, eventually sold our beloved home, and managed to purchase our dream home in a highly competitive market. We are so grateful for Jason’s transparent communication, thoughtfulness, commitment and professionalism. We have and will continue to recommend Jason to our friends and family. - B Smith
Jason was amazing, very genuine and honest. Knowledgeable and extremely helpful with our specific requests. He offered services for free with no expectation of receiving anything in return. Jason was punctual and quite enjoyable to meet and deal with. I appreciated his professionalism and yet he connected easily with our family. We would recommend Jason hands down! - Brandy MacDonald
Jason is wonderful to have as an agent. He has worked with my family for years and has always provided exceptional care. I felt very comfortable purchasing a home via zoom call. I will be contacting Jason again when I am ready for my next home. - Rachelle
Jason is professional and very experienced in the local market. He responds quickly and kept us informed through out the process. He provided us with all the information so we could make informed decision. I would highly recommend Jason Finlayson. - Neil Moss
I can’t imagine a better agent to work with. Jason was always instantly available, and always able to answer any question I had knowledgeably and honestly. He was very thorough, professional, and committed to making sure my property purchase was successful in every way. - Kendra Runnalls
Jason is super friendly and helpful. He is very knowledgeable and helped us through the purchase of our first house. He was always there for us when we had questions or concerns. If we’re in need of a realtor in the future, we will call Jason for sure! - Stef
Reply: Thank you so much Stef, really appreciate your kind words.