I’ve been a Realtor since 1976, involved in over 700 transactions. Many of my clients become friends, buying and selling with me a few times while others are ‘staying put’ in homes I helped them find. I enjoy assisting those who count on me… to achieve their success. I am fortunate to have the opportunity.
So why Victoria?
In the early 70′s I’d visit Victoria. Living in Vancouver, Victoria fascinated me; the beauty, healthy air, the human scale of its shops, streets and buildings. I moved here not knowing anyone, with my young family. It was an Adventure…that I still enjoy every day. It’s the spirit of Victoria and Vancouver Island… what a lovely world to call home. My life is active; volunteering, performing with my choir, cooking, walking my dog…and travelling. My wife Brannan and I enjoy home exchanging around the world. Many wish to visit Victoria, so (through our Home Exchange Org’ ) we get offers from Manhattan to Vienna, San Francisco to Edinburgh. Paris for a month was our first exchange. Curious? I can tell you more…
And so on…
I’m a Director of the Victoria Jazz Society, involved in our Music Festivals (Jazzfest and Blues Bash) working behind the scenes. Actively coordinate/sponsor Benefits supporting Mustard Seed Food Bank, Eldercare, the Read Society, Riding for the Disabled, the Conservatory of Music. Enthusiastic member of the Victoria Soul R&B Choir, am also the publicist, (coordinating concerts). It’s a performance group of over 60 singers of all ages, often headlining the aforementioned Benefits. Want to sing with us? Get in touch.
I’m a past-president and member of the Rotary Club of Oak Bay. Rotary is part of me. It strives… to make our world a better place. I was also a Director of the Victoria Real Estate Board, (Education, Public relations Chair), and a Post-licensing instructor of new realtors for the BC Real Estate Association.
Newport Realty… my company…
I’m the Managing Partner of Newport Realty. I’m proud of my firm. Newport Realty supports it’s fellow citizens in many ways. Victoria is ‘our town’. We work…to make it a nicer place to live.
Having been a business owner for a few decades I have learned that surrounding yourself with good people is the key to being successful. That same philosophy is true when selling your home. Jack had already come highly recommended when we decided to hire him to sell our home. Upon our first meeting, he made us feel not just comfortable but confident that he was the professional that we needed to sell our home. What impressed us about Jack is he not only told us he could sell our house but he appeased our business side by laying out a clear and concise strategy on how he would accomplish it. Jack explained how the exact timing was important, the presentation was important and having the right connections was important.
In the end, he sold our house within 3 days with multiple offers and there is no way we could have done that without Jacks help.
I would highly recommend Jack to anyone looking for an experienced professional realtor.
Steve & Laurie Gitzel
Thanks to Jack Petrie we were able to find our dream home! We looked at close to a couple of dozen houses, and with each one Jack was able to provide us perspective on their pros and cons, and help us refine our thinking about what it was we needed for our family. His extensive experience in the Victoria real estate market was invaluable in assessing properties objectively, and helped us narrow our search until we landed on the perfect home. When it came time to putting together an offer, he advised us on the most strategic approach to take, and helped us remain calm and focused in what was a stressful moment. We are forever grateful for the time and care he took to help us, and would recommend his services as an agent wholeheartedly and without reservation!
Ashley Walden and Ken Tupper
Over the past twenty years we have bought and sold several properties in Victoria and Oak Bay through Jack Petrie. We have trusted Jack with our homes and investment properties as he has always shown the utmost in professionalism and kept our interests as central to every transaction.
When selling our properties Jack’s strategies have garnered results beyond our expectations every time. His affable demeanour belies a tough negotiator! His years of experience are brought to bear when it comes to dealing with the intricacies involved in a sale. We have found him to be honest and straightforward in his approach with us, buyers and sellers, and other Realtors. He is well respected in the industry for good reason. We would highly recommend Jack for any and all real estate business. He has thoughtfully listened to our needs, given us valuable advice, and provided service above and beyond every time.
Greg and Barb McKinnon
Thanks so much for assisting us with the sale of our house. The results were more than we expected in terms of selling price and ease of the sale, both of which were done within a timeframe that fit our needs. Everything turned out as you recommended. The services you provided, which I know not all realtors do, were excellent. Each of the folks who came to the house to prepare it for sale: stager, window washer, photographer and floor planner, were all very professional and at the same time very personable. We enjoyed having them in our home. We also appreciated how you listened to our needs and walked us through the process so that we completely understood the reasoning behind each and every aspect of it. We are pleased to have had you serve as our realtor and would recommend you to anyone who asks as we have complete trust in your professional skills and in your personal integrity. It has been the utmost pleasure working with you. Again, thank you.
Dr. Jim Force