When choosing a real estate professional, get to know their history!
Below, you'll find information that will help you get to know me better - from awards and credentials I've achieved, to references from past clients.
I consider the satisfaction of my clients to be my greatest achievement, and take great pride in my high volume of repeat business and referrals.
I am consistently a sales team leader and top producer in my firm and a multiple MLS award recipient.
* University of British Columbia School of Business Trading Services Licensing Program
* Richard Robbins Real Estate Mastery Training
* Ninja Real Estate Training
* Victoria Real Estate Board Professional Development Program
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Everything went without a hitch as Stephanie guided us through the process step by step with timely reminders of things to do as we bought a condo and sold the house. The service was very professional and I would have no reservations in recommending it to others.
Gordon ThompsonAugust 2018
We were very satisfied with the service we received from Stephanie. She communicated regularly throughout the process and organized the showing of our condo directly with our tenant which was so helpful. Stephanie was very knowledgeable and thorough about our options. We would recommend her for sure!
Laura & Julian YooAugust 2018
We had a great experience with Stephanie. The process was efficient and effective, expectations set well, and communication fluid. Thanks so much for helping us with our complicated move!
Patient and Informative
Stephanie showed a great deal of patience with us in finding this residence. We had never experienced condo/strata living style before. We always lived in a rural setting and moving to a city life was an experience neither of had encountered in over 50 years. She was a great help in giving us the information we would need for this adjustment. We have recommended her to our family members living here in Victoria and I understand that last week she sold a condo for our Granddaughter and her spouse.
Ken ConradJune 2018
The Perfect Combination
From the moment we first met Stephanie we knew she was a good fit for us. Her friendliness and warmth combined with her professionalism are a perfect combination! It took over a year to find our perfect home and when we did, it was Stephanie that brought the property to our attention. It was a little outside of our original search area, but ultimately it checked all of our boxes and then some. Our new home is wonderful and suits us and our things perfectly and the area has turned out to be a great fit as well.
When it came time to sell our home, the advice and assistance she provided in preparing it for sale was invaluable. It looked amazing and sold quickly! We would not hesitate to recommend Stephanie to anyone buying and/or selling.
Kelly and ChrisMay 2018
An Easy Choice!
Stephanie is by far the most professional realtor Irene and I have ever used. Her qualities of honesty, integrity, punctuality and a great desire to assist her clients during this stressful time are greatly appreciated. We can not say enough good things about Stephanie. When it comes to recommending a realtor Stephanie is an easy choice.
Irene and DavidSeptember 2017
"It was a great pleasure to have Stephanie sell our mother’s house after her move to independent living. She was incredibly kind and patient with the whole family, and did an amazing job in getting the best value for the property. We found her knowledge and experience of the market was invaluable in setting our price expectations, and she easily encouraged us to make minor improvements to increase buyer potential. Regular communication from Stephanie and her excellent service team were greatly appreciated as it kept everyone on the same page in the selling process. We would highly recommend Stephanie for your consideration in selecting a realtor if you would like a skilled professional who will best represent your best interests and your home."
The Perdigao FamilyJuly 2017
Professional and Caring
Our experience with Stephanie Peat: She is the utmost professional realtor & cares for her clients. She provided extraordinary service & I would not hesitate to recommend Stephanie to any of our friends or relatives.
Ray and Verona BakewellMay 2017
"I cannot recommend realtor Stephanie Peat highly enough! My family members referred me to her for a recent house search in the Saanich Peninsula. Stephanie is always professional, while being very personable and approachable. Since I am from out-of-province and new to the greater Victoria area, Stephanie went out of her way to tour me around the Peninsula, showing me areas of interest as well as neighbourhoods which I would not have discovered on my own. Having grown up in greater Victoria, Stephanie is incredibly knowledgeable about the various communities as well as the local real estate market and always keeps her client's interest first and foremost. While I was house-hunting from across the country, Stephanie kept in touch with me regularly, and she went above and beyond to facilitate the logistics of my subsequent Sidney real estate purchase and the home inspection. My new house backs on to a gorgeous pond, and knowing that I am a waterfowl enthusiast, Stephanie greeted my at my new home with the gift of a wooden duck which she had hand picked from a store in Victoria. That amazingly thoughtful and personal service is a rarity in life."
Dr. Krista HallingBurlington, OntarioMarch 2017
"We appreciate everything you've done for us Stephanie and I'm not sure that this would have all come together without you. A testament to your professionalism for sure! Sidney is a small place and so I'm also sure our paths will cross again. Thanks again and we wish you every success in 2017!"
Rob and DebSidney, BCJanuary 2017
Goes The Extra Mile
Just a note to say how happy we were with Stephanie’s service selling our house on Forest Park Drive. We feel she went the extra mile –was always available when we called – and always letting us know what progress there was after a showing. She gave us beautiful bound books of photos of the house that we will treasure forever and has kept in touch after our move to make sure all was well. Our many thanks to her and to DFH for such a smooth transition. We will certainly recommend Stephanie as the agent to call if anyone is interested in selling.
Dorothy & George MorrisSidney, BCDecember 2016
"We were more than pleased with the service that was provided during our long search for our new home, and equally so through out the purchasing period and Ms Peats follow up was phenomenal.We have already recommended her services to others and will continue to do so. Over the years we have dealt with a few real estate agents, Ms. Peat was by far the most exceptional. Her professionalism while maintaining a friendly and helpful client relationship is a great talent".
John & Maryanne LittleSidney, BCDecember 2016
Great Agent for Out of Town Clients!
I was very happy with the service Stephanie and her team provided. It was obviously a very stressful time, and Stephanie's professionalism and kindness made a difficult situation easier. Her thorough market evaluation and tips for preparing the condo for sale were particularly helpful. The weekly updates while the condo was on the market made me feel the property was getting her full attention and all the advertising her team, or any team, could provide. We were very happy with the staging the property received before going to market. With both Grant and I out of town, it was very reassuring to feel that my not being in Sidney made no difference to the attention or marketing the property received. The professionalism shown at all times by Stephanie and her team gave me complete confidence that we had listed with the right person. And, Stephanie was so warm and genuine, it was nice to feel that she was someone you could just talk to, as well. I would definitely recommend her to anyone I knew, and would definitely seek out her services if I am ever in the market to buy or sell in the area. It was a pleasure doing business with her, even at a very difficult time.
"Stephanie, we would like to thank you very much for all your help in selling our property! You were so professional and helpful and helped make a stressful time go much more smoothly!"
David & KathleenSept. 2016Sidney, BC
We can't say enough good things about Stephanie!
"From start to finish (and beyond) she worked tirelessly on our behalf-always with patience and tact and with great professionalism. Even after the completion of our purchase she has continued to keep in touch-advising us on tradespeople, shops and services etc.”
Denise and Connie RazisJune 2016
A Delight To Work With!
"Stephanie came highly recommended and didn’t disappoint! I interviewed three realtors before we proceeded with listing my Dad’s house. We chose Stephanie to list the house because she listened, she was very familiar with the Sidney market and she had a lovely presence.
Once my Dad's house was empty, Stephanie brought her team in to stage it. It beautifully transformed the house and helped draw attention to the really positive features of the house. We were amazed at the difference the staging made to the overall feel of the house. All the way through the process Stephanie and her team kept us well informed, checked in regularly to make sure we knew what was going on and guided us with decisions that needed to be made. She was a delight to work with and a professional through and through. We would definitely recommend Stephanie to friends and family.”
Jacquie & JohnJune 2016
Stephanie Peat is a pleasure to work with and made what can be one of the most stressful purchases of your life a great experience. Her work ethic for her clients is second to none. I will most definitely be using Stephanie for future sales and purchases as it is especially important to have a tenured, knowledgeable realtor in a hot real estate market.
Matt Pavlis Central Saanich, BCFebruary 2016
With Deepest Gratitude
Thank you Stephanie! Please know that it has been an absolute pleasure to have you represent my dearest Mom. Your work has been outstanding; professional yet wonderfully personal.
Tracy OliverVictoria, BCJanuary 2016
Very Positive Experience!
"Stephanie was awesome. We have bragged about how great she was to work with. She represents DFH very capably. Her knowledge of the market and expertise in negotiations really made our job so much easier. We would recommend her anytime and should the need arise in the future would not hesitate to choose her again. Overall a very positive experience for what was a stressful time. Thanks Stephanie!"
Rick and WandaOctober 2015
A Pleasure To Work With
"My apartment was looking a little bare with no furniture, Stephanie went the extra mile and provided some staging for the apartment to make it look more like a home. Stephanie’s advice at the negotiation stage was insightful and helped to close the deal. Her prompt attention to detail and phone calls made her a pleasure to work with. I would heavily recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell housing".
Roy AsselstineSeptember 2015
Friendly and Personable
"We were completely satisfied with DFH and partically, Stephanie Peat, in the sale of our home in Sidney. Stephanie Peat is a consumate real estate agent who goes "the extra mile" for her clients! She is a friendly and very personable individual, who very impressively, guided us "rookies" through the real estate process!!"
Ron & Elaine JurietAugust 2015
Keep Up the Good Work!
"I would like to say thank you for a friendly and efficient listing and sale of my condo. I am sure I said so at the time but I am happy to repeat my thanks again. Keep up the good work."
Bob O'KeeffeJune 2015
Fantastic Realtor For First Time Buyers!
"Stephanie Peat was a fantastic realtor for us. We were first time buyers and quite nervous about the whole process, but Stephanie guided us from start to finish with good advice, helpful suggestions and expert knowledge of the area. She was so helpful when looking at potential houses and assisted us through the entire process until we found our perfect house."
Aaron and CarolineMay 2015
Willing To Go That Extra Mile
"Stephanie has helped us with the sale of two properties and the finding of our current house. We couldn't have had a better agent she was thorough, helpful and we greatly appreciated her expert advice. We found Stephanie to be a first class person, always smiling and willing to go the extra mile to accommodate us. We would have no hesitation in recommending her to friends and colleagues who needed a true professional to help them with their property".
Rita and Ray Franklin
Number “1” in our books!
When it came time for us to list our property and seek out our forever home I knew there was only one Real Estate Agent we wanted to work with; Stephanie Peat. Stephanie has worked with family members in the past on their sale and purchase so we were familiar with her work however, Stephanie far exceeded our expectations. We were fully confident that having Stephanie working with us we would have a quick sale and she did not disappoint selling our home in 10 days!
Then the search was on for our forever home; having a big check-list to satisfy Stephanie was patient, knowledgeable and very responsive with all of our questions. We found the perfect home that ticked most all of our boxes and Stephanie was then instrumental in guiding us with the purchase of our forever home.
I have never met a more professional business person in any industry than Stephanie. You are truly a superstar!
Thank you so much Stephanie for all of your hard work assisting us with the biggest purchase of our lives. We wish you all the best and we will continue to refer you to anyone with Real Estate needs knowing they will be in the best hands possible!
Brenda and Ken DominyVictoria, BCDecember, 2014
Stephanie’s the Best
We looked at Stephanie’s profile while we were still living in Alberta, because of her living in the area, we knew she would be very knowledgeable in the market there, we had a future relocation to the Sidney area, but we had no time frame for our arrival.
Stephanie started to work with us almost a year before we moved to the island, and after we arrived she showed us properties for months, without any reassurance that we would even get to stay. Stephanie was always very professional, prepared with copies of the listings for us, water bottles for the hot drives, but the best was her manner, she became more to us than just our realtor, she became a friend.
After 9 months, we got the word that we were moving back to Alberta, Stephanie still continues to send us listings for condos that meet our requirements, because we will be back. We have passed along her name to any one we have spoken to that is looking at a home on the island, We know anyone will be as pleased to work with her as we were. Can’t wait to see her again.
Valerie, Robert & Scruffy O’DonovanCalmar, Alberta
With sincere appreciation and warmest thanks to you for your patience and diligence in finding our lovely condo. Many thanks for all your kind gifts. Wishing you continued success as Sidney's best realtor.
Fran and John WestSidney, BCNovember 2014
We Love It!
We're very happy with our purchase, we love it! We thank-you so much for all your hard work! Sincerely. We couldn't have done it without you. We will definitely recommend you to anyone we know that is thinking of making a purchase. Happy New Year Stephanie, all the best!
Jason and Rachel Dunphy,Saanichton, BCJanuary 2014
Thank-you for the most enjoyable real estate experience I have ever had. You have gone way beyond the call of duty. I spoke to my parents tonight and they were jumping with joy and much relief. You made something I wasn't looking forward to, very easy and comfortable for both me and my parents. Thank-you.
Gary RiedstraSaanichton, BCFebruary 2013
Best Decision We Made!
The best thing I ever did was to call you to list our home. You and Wendy were very easy and fun to deal with. You always looked after our best interests and advised us wisely. As you know we move to our new condo in a few days which just happens to be our 40th wedding anniversary.
J. BarrCentral Saanich, BCOctober 2013
Amazing and Accommodating For Out Of Town Buyers
Stephanie is amazing! We decided to move to the Victoria area while we still living overseas in Africa. Despite the distances and time differences, Stephanie was able to help us articulate our priorities, and narrow down our preferences using her online tools. Being a well-established local resident, Stephanie helped us understand the various neighbourhoods, drawing out the strengths of each. Stephanie established bookings as and when needed, and even helped locate past listing to ensure we had a great sampling of properties to view. She never pressured and was incredibly patient, accommodating, always focused on helping us find the house we wanted. As we narrowed in on our preferred property, she was able to advise and support us through the process, providing professional and up to date knowledge on all key aspects involved in the sale closing. Regardless of where you live, or what type of place you are looking for, we highly recommend Stephanie as your real estate advocate.
J. NormanUganda, AfricaMarch 2013
Baking Cookies At Open Houses
We first met Stephanie at an open house. She was showing the house and baking cookies! When we wanted to sell our house, we thought of her right away. She was very patient with us, directed us without being at all pushy, she was accommodating and professional at all times.
She went above and beyond the call of duty at all times and we would highly recommend her to anyone needing to buy or sell a house – she helped us do both!
Thank you very much Stephanie!
Barb and Mitch Holme
Let me briefly say that I was very impressed with you as a realtor. I have dealt with realtors for some 35 years as a conveyancing lawyer in Burnaby and Vancouver and for the last 5 years buying or selling various properties here in Victoria and you are beyond any shadow of a doubt the best one of them all. You are not lazy in the least. You follow up with detailed communication more often then not within minutes, work hard to ensure a sale happens when it should whether it be by staging or presentation of the property or accommodating the purchaser’s realtors in a friendly quick and charming manner.
Plus you deal with the emotional aspect of it as well. I really didn’t want to sell my home so I am sure I wasn’t the easiest Vendor to deal with but you handled me expertly and professionally. I thank you for your patience through out. If ever I can help you in some way please give me a call.
Robert SaucierVictoria, BCFebruary 2012
Thank you Stephanie - you are without doubt the most professional, service-oriented person I've ever met in sales including real estate. You certainly set a standard that few can attain.
A. WoodVictoria, BCFebruary 2012
Thank you so very much for the card and the kind and inspiring words. You really have been an amazing blessing and I am so honoured to have had the opportunity to meet and work with you. Not only are you an amazing realtor who goes above and beyond in so many ways but you are a truly beautiful person and I thank you for your support, kindness, professionalism, humanity and your excellent negotiating skills – I swear you could sell sand to a sheik! You really have your finger on the pulse of the real estate market and for that we were able to sell our house so quickly. It is I who should be giving you a bottle of champagne, not the other way around.
T. HamiltonSaanichton, B.C.June, 2011
Sold for 97% of list in a Slow Market
When Stephanie and her team of Stagers completed the transformation of my condo I hardly recognized it as my home. It looked stunning and magazine perfect. To top it off my unit was the only one out of 4 listed in the building that sold. Great work ladies.
L. HansonSaanichton, BC
Our First Home
My wife and I want to express our sincere thanks for helping us purchase our first home. From start to finish you handled our transaction in a most professional and forthright manner. You understood our needs, staying focused on them. Even if one of the homes we asked to see didn't fit our needs, you still took the time to walk us through it to hear what we liked and didn't like about it. I know this really helped you feel confident when you saw what is now OUR home; you knew it was the right one for us.
To get more specific:
*We appreciated the way you explained each step of the buying process.
* Your connections and interaction with the selling Realtor provided us with the opportunity to see our new house before anyone else could.
*Helping us find a plumber to scope the perimeter drain after the inspection showed leakage in the crawl space turned a potential negative into a positive.
* offering those great quality moving boxes made the move better.
*Sending your appliance repair man over to fix the refrigerator door saved us money.
*Delivering coffee and pastries on the day we took possession met a physical need we didn’t even know we had!
You took your skills and turned them into a blessing for us, thank-you for all the work you did. We have and will continue to recommend you to our friends and family.
Gord and Jeannie WrightSidney, BC
Above and Beyond
I just wanted to thank you again for the hard work you put into the sale of my home in Victoria. I was very worried that I was going to be flying back and forth from work in Saskatchewan to take care of the final details but thanks to you I didn't have to worry about a thing and was able to concentrate on the new job. You arranged for my yard to be cleaned-up, you staged the house at your cost, you contacted all of my contractors to get receipts for the work they did in the house over the last year, you arranged for your own inspection (out of your own pocket) and you even rooted around the dirty garage to find the paint and did a few touch-ups. So impressed!
I also appreciated that you dropped off some boxes to help with packing and I still can't believe you arranged to have the yard nice and presentable for possession day...out of your own pocket no less. I am sure the new owners had a great experience thanks to you!
Thanks so much for all of the above, for things I am sure I've forgotten, or to which I did not bear witness, and for the lovely gifts of congrats on the sale! I can honestly say that you are the first realtor I have dealt with who has earned her commission...and then some. You have also earned my repeat business and my highest recommendation.
If we had to do it all over again we would not hesitate for one minute by hiring Stephanie to sell our home. She was extremely organized and professional in all of her communications and put her heart and soul into the job. We had full confidence in Stephanie's knowledge and background regarding the market conditons and her ability to get everything organized prior to selling our home. We received an offer that sold our house in the first week of listing, during the negotiations Stephanie was extrememly ethical in her practice and proficient in her manner. We were pleased with how things unfolded during a very emotional transitional period in our lives and definately give Stephanie the bulk of the credit for making things run so smoothly. Thanks again.
Sandra and Rob Gentleman,North Saanich, BC
Pronounced Professionalism and Sound Advice
With your pronounced professionalism and sound advice you actually made the process seamless and enjoyable. I appreciate that you graciously made all the arrangements with inspectors and advisors so my busy life was not in turmoil trying to meet deadlines. It was all beyond what I expected you'd do.
Andrew F. WoodSaanich
Thank-you for your Oustanding Service
Get Stephanie on your side, she will work hard for you to ensure you are informed, and will be with you every step of the way.
A. W.Victoria, BC
Positive, Courteous and Efficient
Thank-you for representing me in my recent real estate transaction. Your training and knowledge made working with you a pleasant experience. You were always positive, courteous and handled your duties in an efficient manner. Thanks again.
G. CunninghamSaanich, BC
You will always be "our" Realtor
Thank-you for you excellent service, your genorosity, hard work and professionalism in helping us purchase our home in Victoria.
K. and C. WeberSaltspring Island BC
Attention to Detail
Your phenomenal attention to detail and follow up made this a smooth worry free process. I can't thank you enough for your service.