Don was born in this west coast paradise and loves it. A true Victoria boy, he knows all the neighbourhoods inside-out and can help you select the best one for your family’s needs. Don is married to Robin and with two energetic children Kersten and Quinten, he is very familiar with the schools, parks, beaches and all the places you enjoy with family and friends. Don keeps his family close, and much of his family resides here in Victoria including his mom, sister Krystal and a load of in-laws.
A natural driven entrepreneur with a fondness for business and finance, at the young age of 18 he created and grew a wildly nationally successful computer chain in the 90s, expanding to seven national stores by 2003, making it a multi-million dollar grossing company within its first four years which financed his entry into real estate and investment properties. As a result Don is very technically inclined and used this knowledge to implement many original and unique aspects into his real estate career.
Recognized by his peers for his high impact advertising, branding creativity and innovative marketing practices have had him featured in many national publications including Profit Magazine, Macleans and the Real Estate Magazine, the premier business publication for Canada’s real estate industry.
He is a member of Profit Magazine’s Top 100 fastest growing companies, and he has been honoured to win scores of awards including Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year (twice), Top 40 Under 40 (at age 30), and dozens more.
Don invests an enormous amount of time and money creating and employing marketing tools to expose your property to the widest range of qualified buyers. With an array of hundreds of premium internet domain websites, he drives traffic from Victoria and beyond right to your property. He also uses traditional tried and true methods of advertising, such as radio, postcards, brochures, magazines and newspapers to ensure the largest possible audience.
Within Don’s first full year of real estate, he was awarded by the Victoria Real Estate Board as a superior performer at the annual MLS awards, and has been a proud recipient every year since. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada does not have monthly and annual “company in house” awards like many other brokerages do, as you can appreciate. Don measure’s his success by way of his clients referrals and loyalty. He was trusted with the highest MLS real estate sale in all of Greater Victoria since 2006 and still holds the record.
Don focuses on his clients rather than his commissions, one of the primary reasons for his success. The selling and buying process should be a very exciting and enjoyable process, a belief that Don holds true.
“Receiving thank you cards and kind words from clients, and knowing their real estate experience was a sensational and positive part of their life, is what drives me. I don’t need an alarm clock, passion for my work and the new challenges the day brings wakes me up early every morning!”
Don is always working extremely hard for his clients and their best interests. His work ethic is top notch, and he genuinely listens to his clients, ensuring their success and happiness. His past clients, family and friends have been instrumental in his success and he is humbled by their ongoing support and loyalty.
In 2016, the Sotheby’s International Realty network achieved the highest annual sales volume performance in the history of the brand with $95 Billion ($USD) in global sales volume. Recognized as one of the World’s Premier Luxury Real Estate Brands, we have over 20,000 agents worldwide and over 880 offices in 70 countries and territories worldwide. Our website sothebysrealty.com had over 22 million visits last year, resulting in a traffic increase 54% from 2015.
Backed by Sotheby’s International Realty, you have the most innovative and professional support available for your real estate needs for all of the Greater Victoria area. Call Don today at 250.744.7136 (toll free direct 1.855.669.5478) and receive the level of service that you would only expect from Sotheby’s International Realty Canada.