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Amble Green is one of the most popular and desirable developments in the Royal Oak area. This family oriented complex offers great value and close proximity to amenities including Saanich Commonwealth Pool, Fitness Centre and library. The Beaver/Elk Lake trail walk is also nearby. With over 1,900 sq. ft. on three levels, it's an ideal layout for families with teenage kids or those with extended family needs...
BUYER ALERT....this property has just been drastically REDUCED to allow for renovations and updates to this home. With over 2200 sq. ft. of potential living space including a full walk out basement to develop further into a suite, this is a great opportunity to jump into the market. Nice floor plan layout with solid oak hardwood floors throughout and lots of natural light. This home has good bones and grea...
Nestled on gently sloping .58 acre lot, you'll find this beautifully maintained rustic style family home with over 3,200 sq. ft. of living space. This unique back split design offers comfortable living on all three floors. Natural light is abundant from nine skylights throughout the home. An added feature is the 15' high cedar lined room complete with hot tub, sauna, and shower. The grounds have been lov...
Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of Sunriver Estates, this lovely 3 bedroom and den home offers more than you would expect in this price range. It has a very well planned layout and design that's been beautifully maintained and improved upon. With 9' ceilings, an open concept floorplan, lots of natural light and tasteful decor, the interior feels both spacious and welcoming at the same time. Outdoor...
Conveniently located on a quiet street near Tillicum Centre, this well maintained two bedroom home is now on the market. With a spacious open concept layout offering over 1,000 sq.ft. of living space, you will be hard pressed to find better value in this area. The master bedroom is one of the highlights here; offering an inviting atmosphere, generous walk-in closet space, and a full 4 piece ensuite. Tastef...
Pride in ownership is an understatement here. These original owners have meticulously kept their home in pristine condition over the years. A beautifully cared for yard greets you upon arrival. Generous parking in the front and also in the double attached garage is always a welcome benefit today. A private patio offers a quiet spot to enjoy the outdoors any time of year. Tastefully designed renovations incl...
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My Mission Statement
The foundation of my business is to provide exceptional service to great people like you. I hold myself accountable to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice. The REALTOR® Code establishes a standard of conduct, which in many cases exceeds basic legal requirements. This standard ensures the protection of the rights and interests of consumers in real estate services.
Client satisfaction and the referral of your friends, family, and colleagues is my ultimate goal. It is also your assurance that you will continue to receive the best of my knowledge and experience along the way so that I may continue to earn your referral opportunities in the future. Our relationship will not end once the papers are signed. I pledge to continue to provide high-quality service in other ways; years after you take possession of your home.
With that in mind...I would like to share some personal comments that have been received over the years from just a few of my valued clients, who have kindly offered to share their buying and/or selling experiences.
"As first-time home buyers in Canada, we were pleased with the service provided by Wally Gregora. After our initial interview, we immediately began seeing homes that we were interested in. Wally quickly understood what we wanted in our new home and provided a lot of information about the types of homes that we were seeing. Being such a large step when buying a first home, we weren't sure we were going to buy when we began the process. Wally answered all of our questions and helped us through the entire process. Wally is pleasant, experienced, hard-working and knowledgeable about the Greater Victoria real estate market. He conducts his business with the highest ethics. Nothing was too much trouble for him - he always went the extra mile for us. He really represented us well, kept us informed and always returned our messages or phone calls very fast. We are impressed with our new home and very glad we chose Wally to help us." ~ Ash Moosavi and Hossen Teimoorinia
"It is with pleasure & gratitude that we write this acknowledgment of Wally Gregora as our Real Estate Agent. We have twice retained his services, both from a buying and selling position. In all of our dealings, we have always found Wally to be professional, friendly & efficient; he does a great service to the industry. His positive and truly sincere approach to both his life and career makes him a joy to work with. We found him to be a great communicator, keeping us up to date with regular emails, phone calls, and text messages. He will always do his best to make sure that his clients are well informed and comfortable with all stages of the process. Each morning when I sit out on my deck with my morning coffee, I reflect on how lucky we are to have found our beautiful new home. The sun streams into the windows & the view of the mountains is spectacular. Without the expertise of Wally Gregora, I doubt we would be here. Alexander and I would recommend him to anyone we know that is thinking about home buying or selling. We will continue to use him without hesitation for any future real estate purchases." ~ Sarah & Alexander Johnson
"I wanted to thank you for helping sell my home so quickly. You are an extremely knowledgeable and all around good person. Your involvement in the community, family values and years of real estate experience is the reason I chose you. I quickly learned that your attention to detail and knowledge of the real estate market in Victoria combined with your great marketing skills and technological savvy make you an extremely effective agent. You are honest and professional, you were always available if I had any questions or concerns giving constant feedback and updates. I am in the Military and although the selling of my home was not due to a posting, I was impressed with your knowledge and understanding of service members. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. Thanks again for all your hard work." ~ Nena Johnston
"Wally Gregora provided us with outstanding real estate service. He was personable, hardworking and was well prepared for his research on the current state of the real estate market prior to putting our house for sale. Wally was so well prepared that he sold our house in 9 hours! It could have been sooner had we been available. Wally also did whatever he could do to make the purchase of our new home possible, even when we were faced with a situation which wasn't in our control. If you want dedication to selling your house quickly and ensured commitment to the purchase of your next home, we recommend Wally Gregora." ~ Byron and Maria Barriault
" Wally Gregora was referred to me last year by a friend when I decided it was time to sell my townhouse to purchase a house with my partner. I have dealt with several realtors in the past and I find that buying and selling a home can be a very stressful experience. Wally was always reassuring and optimistic, he was always available to return my calls and view homes that we had chosen. I especially appreciated that he kept us up to date with all current listings in order to find our perfect home. As a result, we did find our perfect home and we are thoroughly enjoying it. Thank you very much, Wally." ~ Lorrie Siemens
"We had the pleasure of working with Wally Gregora as the agent for the sale of our property in the Victoria area. The experience was positive from the beginning of the process to the end. Wally was there to help us through all the processes of selling our property. We would recommend Wally to anyone looking for a real estate agent. " ~ Don and Barbara Ormson
" We would like to take a moment of your time to let you know how pleased we are with the service we received from one of your salespeople. Wally Gregora is our realtor and helped us to sell our home in just 8 days. His friendly and professional manner was what we needed at a very stressful time. We also purchased a new home through Wally and his guidance was again nothing short of professional. And to you Wally.. many thanks." ~ Dan and Debbie Tennant
" The reason for sending you this letter is to state our great appreciation for the outstanding service that we received during a real estate transaction a couple of months ago. After almost five years of looking at properties in Victoria, we finally purchased a home in North Saanich through your agent Wally Gregora. During our many visits to Victoria, Wally has always been a calm and well-prepared source of information on real estate activities in the region. All details of our purchase and transaction were organized and prepared in a highly professional manner. We greatly valued his help and advice, also his personal touch on many details of the transaction." ~ Klaus & Erika Gothé
" My wife and I used the services of Wally Gregora this past spring and summer and we would like to say how much we enjoyed working with him. We had tried to sell our house last year without success through the services of another agency. To put it bluntly, we were not impressed. This is not so much because we failed to sell, but rather because of a lack of communication with us on the part of that agent. Our experience with Wally was just the opposite. He gave us constant feedback on the comments of viewers and kept us constantly aware of the market. When we did sell, he was extremely helpful with the search for a new home. I will not hesitate to recommend Wally to anyone I know of that is contemplating selling their home. When it comes to real estate, Wally is a thorough, competent and professional agent. " ~ D. Edgar Walker
"When looking for a REALTOR®, we wanted someone who was professional, experienced and who had an open and honest process of evaluating both our property and our future property. Wally appeared to have those qualities which were the foremost reasons we chose him. We had tried other real estate agents and companies; with no success. We were both happy with the quick results. Through the entire process, we could not have asked for a more professional REALTOR® than Wally. He displayed all the qualities we had been seeking.
Further to these qualities, Wally also possessed a strong sense of responsibility to his family. This impressed us because we have dealt with many REALTORS® who never seemed to have quite enough time to find the balance between work and home life. Families are extremely important to us and we found comfort that this was also important to our REALTOR®. We highly recommend Wally to anyone seeking a professional REALTOR® to sell their home. ~Thomas Colegrave and Sheral Emerson
" Just a short note to say thank you very much for looking after our real estate needs in selling our home in Colwood. Your professional and thorough job in selling our home in such a short time was very much appreciated. We are finally settled into our new home in the North Cowichan area and we are very pleased with all that has transpired over the past few months. As for the advice that was offered on our situation up island, it was above the call of duty. " ~ Dave Campbell - B.C. PGA Golf Professional
"As one of our Top Performers, Wally is committed to customer service. In fact, this is the second time Wally has been a Top Performer so far this year. Time and time again I have seen him go the extra mile for buyers and sellers. Wally's goal of working solely by referral is only possible by doing his very best for you.~ Barrie Hewstan, President - Pacific Coast Savings Real Estate
"Wally Gregora was recommended to us by friends. He had a difficult task from the outset. He had to find a home for us in a particular area, in a particular price range, of a particular and specific design and one to please three adults. He was patient, kept in close contact with us and showed us everything that he thought might suit us. Wally smoothed the purchase for us, informing us of "what to do next" and reassured us when we were anxious and unsure. Please pass on these comments, and our appreciation, to the appropriate person or persons, so that they may know what a gem they have in this man.~ Janet and Rick Egginton and Nancy Hopkins
"I would like to bring to your attention, the professional and courteous manner that Mr. Wally Gregora offered to us in the sale of our home. This property proceeded to be very challenging to sell, but throughout the process, Wally never lost confidence and kept our spirits up as well. We feel that we were very well represented and that we made a friend as well in the process." ~ Walter & Louise Smith
"I am writing this letter in regards to the service we received from Wally Gregora when buying our home. My husband and I were very happy with the service Wally provided. His professional approach, attention to detail and well developed organizational skills make Wally a very good REALTOR®. Wally's many years of experience in this field quickly became apparent to us and we valued and appreciated his advice. As were first time home buyers, we also really appreciated Wally's patience. Wally encouraged us to explore different houses and gave us the time that we needed to make a decision about the type of home that we were looking to buy. I always felt that Wally had our best interests in mind and I respected his opinion. Since we bought our house in June this year, we have passed Wally's name onto other friends and acquaintances. Several of them enlisted Wally's services. We will continue to recommend his services to others." ~ Rob & Colleen Kennedy
"I had the pleasure of working with Wally Gregora when I decided to relocate from another province to Victoria. A friend of mine recommended Wally to me. Wally was very good at making contact with me both by email and then by phone. It gave us an opportunity to speak about what it was that I was looking for and for Wally to be able to explain to me how the real estate market works in BC. There are differences between the provinces. It is very important to have a real estate agent with whom you can work and who you trust to be looking out for you. Wally has been a complete delight to deal with. He is dedicated, hardworking and has a lot of patience.
When I first arrived in Victoria, being unfamiliar with it, Wally spent a day with me driving around to different neighborhoods showing me the various locations. It became quickly apparent to Wally, where I would be most comfortable living. The fact that Wally understood this before I did, speaks to what a good listener he is. Wally wanted me to find the perfect property and I did. He did not pressure me in the least. He said all through the process that the place that I eventually purchased would speak to me. And the one I bought certainly did. Being out of province, meant that I was unable to perform the final walk-through inspection. Wally very kindly did this for me. And the day that I took possession of my new home Wally came to the hotel where I had been staying with my cat and transported both of us to the new space.
Wally went above and beyond the call of duty to make certain that I was informed about the process of purchasing a property, that I had appropriate legal counsel for said process, and that I got safely moved in. I have already recommended Wally to friends of mine who will be relocating to Victoria. Wally Gregora is a stellar real estate agent; who you can trust, to help you navigate the real estate market." ~ Lynne B.
"We wanted to write and let your company know of the outstanding service we received from one of your REALTORS®, Wally Gregora. When we first met Wally, we were searching for someone whom we could count on to sell our home in Metchosin in a short period of time as we had plans to move the Lower Mainland. As it turned out, Wally sold our home promptly and close to asking price. Needless to say, we have been thoroughly impressed with the level of professionalism that Wally demonstrated in marketing our property. We would unquestionably refer his name to our closest friends in the future. ~ Villy and Heather Andersen
"Twice now, I have used the services of Wally Gregora when selling family homes in some difficult times. Both times I was very thankful for his professional and kind manner when dealing with all aspects of selling a home including listing, negotiating and closing. He was patient with my many questions along the way and communicated with me during the entire process. This allowed me to step back and do what I needed to do elsewhere.
I was grateful for his full knowledge of the real estate market, his proactive approach when gathering information on a home that I sold on a family member’s behalf and his honest advice. I would not hesitate using Wally’s services again if needed or recommending him to others." ~ Linda Knight
"My wife and I had decided to sell our house and downsize to a condominium unit. We approached Wally Gregora of Pemberton Holmes regarding the sale. His in-depth knowledge of the market allowed him to advise us on what we should be doing leading up to the house being put on the market at a price determined by the current market and demand.
Wally took superb photographs of both the interior and exterior of the house which gave prospective buyers an excellent overview of the house and property online. The information binder Wally produced gave every piece of information a buyer would be interested in knowing about our home. We had many viewings prior to the open house which led to several offers. With Wally's guidance and advice, we did accept an offer slightly above the asking price, and an occupancy date that suited our requirements.
We would totally recommend Wally Gregora to anyone who is considering selling or buying property, you can be assured he would do a superb job for you." We are very happy clients. ~ John & Ros Walker
My name is Mariela. My husband and daughter moved to Victoria last year from Paris France. We were lucky enough to have a friend who told us about how good Wally was at his job. So when we wanted to know more about how the process of buying a home was here in Canada, we decided to give him a call. We immediately felt very comfortable with him and knew he was very professional. The time went by and finally thought maybe we could purchase our first home in Canada. We got excited about some properties. Thanks to Wally’s knowledge and the fact he went the extra mile to always get more information about them; we finally found our ideal home in a good area and in good condition. We knew we were going to be happy there.
The communication was always great. Wally was always available and always welcoming to our questions (We were always a bit lost. English is not our mother tongue and we didn’t know the system).
Even when we heard of possibly having to pay extra tax on our purchase, he managed somehow to make us feel better and assured us that he would help find a solution. I knew the next day he would talk to someone who can help us. Everything went well and it was always the same as he always answered our phone calls within minutes. The strategy to close the deal was great and we managed to save some money. He is a good businessman and knows really how to negotiate. Also has a very good sixth sense for it.
Overall, if we would have to buy another house or simply recommend a friend/family member, he is our man. Thank you for all your help, Wally! ~ Mariela Truillo & Julien Champarou
Wally...it has been such a pleasure meeting and working with you on the sale of our mom's townhouse. We appreciated your patience and professionalism, but even more so your caring and calm demeanor and support. Take good care and we will keep you and yours close in our hearts and thoughts with gratitude.~ Heather Carlson & Sharon and Larry Boldt
We found Wally simply by chance. As they say, everything happens for a reason. He promptly established both a personal and wonderful working relationship with us. Wally toiled relentlessly to sell our condo and surpassed the extra mile to ensure we found the perfect property.
Wally Gregora is a true professional in his field. We can not imagine going through the entire process with a REALTOR® of lesser experience. His wealth of knowledge, confidence, and energy was invaluable. Honesty, above all, is his most admirable trait. On the rare occasion that he didn’t have the answer, he always saw to seek the concise one. Day or night he made himself available to address our every need. Everything from researching electrical permit history to calming our anxiety.
Please let our testimonial cement his reputation. Words cannot describe our gratitude for Wally’s hard work. Take comfort in knowing that Wally Gregora will work for you and ensure that you have an informed and pleasurable real estate transaction.~ Eric and Nicole Kruk
My Personal Commitment To You...
My Objectives are as follows:
- To get as many qualified buyers as possible into your home until it is SOLD
communicate the results of our
activities to you
- To assist you in getting the highest possible dollar value for your property with the least amount of problems in the shortest possible time
Here is my Personal Marketing Plan for your home:
- Arrange an initial appointment to have a walk through viewing, noting all recent improvements and overall condition
- Prepare a comprehensive property analysis to determine present market value of your home
- Arrange a second appointment to discuss the best marketing strategy for selling your home
- Offer helpful recommendations to prepare the home for the market
- Recommend a professional home staging consultant, if required
- Hire a professional measuring service to provide a floor plan layout of all rooms and finished living space in the home, plus any outbuildings, decks and garages
professional high resolution photographs of the
interior and exterior of your home
listing the property, immediately
place a For Sale sign prominently on the front lawn with directional
signs, if needed
- Upload the listing including all pertinent details, measurements, documents and photos for immediate and maximum exposure on the Victoria Real Estate Board’s MLS system, including www.realtor.ca and my personal website, www.wallygregora.com
an Agents Tour and promote
your property to the local REALTORS® within our company
- Arrange and promote an Agent’s Open House for REALTORS® from all other cooperating brokerages in the area
honest feedback from REALTORS® and prospective buyers alike that will
assist you in the marketing of your home
- Inform you as to
any changes in the marketplace that may have an impact on the sale of your property
Public Open Houses (upon request)
your home through print media including Real Estate Victoria, Times Colonist, Black Press (as needed)
all prospective buyers
the features and benefits of your home to REALTORS® and
prospective buyers during showings with my exclusive Listing Book which includes colour brochures, floor plan layout, complete listing details and other relevant information
- Where applicable, discuss
the results of showings on your
all written offers to you for consideration; provide my expertise
in negotiating the best possible price and terms
a SOLD sign on the property
follow-up procedures; including
conveyance and all matters related to closing
"You don't have to work hard, to find someone who will..."
A proven professional, Wally has consistently maintained a healthy balance in both his business and personal life. Born and raised in Winnipeg, MB, he left an accounting career path behind, completed his real estate licensing requirements in the fall of 1977 and at 23 years of age, began his real estate career. It was a great fit for him as he quickly progressed to becoming one of the top REALTORS® in the city.
A few years later however, a trip to the west coast in December would prove to have a profound effect on the direction of his future.
The experience of that trip never left him. Wally would spend ten more years in Winnipeg before he finally decided to leave his beloved city, and move to Vancouver Island to continue his career in Victoria, BC where once again he re-established himself as one of Victoria's premier real estate professionals.
His passion for helping others remains as strong today as it did when he started his career over 40 years ago. His reputation has been established from years of building long-term relationships with both his clients and his fellow colleagues. He maintains that..."balance in life is the key to a successful and rewarding career."
Wally prides himself on being a solution-oriented person by nature who believes that "if you have the will…there is always a way."
The real estate profession is all about people and Wally is definitely a people person. He is extremely proud of the loyalty and trust that many of his valued clients have shown by continuing to invite him back to help guide them on the journey through their next stages of life.
He understands the importance of having good communication skills and knows how and when to use them. It is one of his strong suits. He considers himself a good listener and pays attention to details; always planning ahead for his clients, which helps reduce their stress level at peak moments during the buying and selling process.
His interest in human behavior including the psychological and sociological aspects has taught him how to recognize and interpret verbal and non-verbal signals; a helpful tool when communicating with his clients.
When he's not involved in real estate matters, Wally loves spending time with his wife, Ai and their cat…Quincy. Together, they enjoy a wonderful quality of life that includes travel, music, good movies, great conversations, cooking, wine making, hot yoga and anything connected to nature. Recently, they both traveled to Japan and plan to return to this beautiful land again in the near future.
Wally has a son, Brandon and a daughter Jamie who recently graduated from high school. Both his kids are now finding their way through the next stages of life. As a dad, he is fiercely proud of who they have become as young adults and looks forward to sharing the journey of life with them as they establish their careers and contribute to society in their own personal way.
If asked…Wally would describe himself as a curious, energetic spirit who has been blessed with an old soul and a young heart. A lover of art in many forms, his most favorite art form is music. A close second would be photography; with a particular interest in candid photography, wildlife, and nature.
Although he continues receiving referrals from his clients and friends, he always has time to meet with new first time buyers and sellers; helping them to achieve their own real estate goals in life.
His door is always open…just like his approach to business. Before you make your next move…make your first move and call him for a complimentary consultation. You’ll be glad you did.
When experience counts...count on Wally Gregora.