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 Meet Dirk

Dirk's wealth of experience, extensive education, and 360° range of expertise make him uniquely qualified to give his clients the highest level of service. Specialized training in the purchase and sale of detached residences, strata homes, new construction / presales, and luxury properties, as well as digital marketing, media production, market dynamics, negotiation, and communications make Dirk his clients' secret weapon in real estate success. As researcher and co-author of The Q Report, Victoria's most in-depth real estate market intelligence, he brings a deeper understanding of the trends and forces influencing buyers and sellers by area, housing type, and price point, to maximize your success.

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 Buying a Home?

Buying a Home
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 Selling a Home?

Selling a Home

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 Client Testimonials

Dirk was awesome! Helped my wife and I buy out first home in a hot Victoria market. He is very knowledgeable and explained everything very thoroughly. He seemed to be always available to answer any questions we had! He made the process stress free and very enjoyable. I would highly recommend him to anyone! Thanks again Dirk for everything!

Steve S.

Can’t say enough about the advice, service and professionalism throughout the entire process from the first day we went out to look at places to the day we took possession. Would absolutely recommend to anyone look for a Real Estate Agent that will also provide unbiased advice and guidance to help you make the right decision.

Craig Y.

Dirk was great! Good communication and advice. My wife and I werr first time home buyers who got cold feet a couple times. Dirk was patient and helped us find the right house! Highly recommended.

Nick H.

Can’t say enough great things about dealing with Dirk and I couldn’t have bought my condo without him! As this was my first time buying property, I was very nervous and uninformed but Dirk was on top of everything and made the whole process very smooth. He was always professional and attentive. Whenever possible, he would be available to view listings and flexible with my schedule. Not only did he tailor a search to the exact condo I wanted but he helped me understand the whole process which gave me the confidence to know what I was looking at and be able to find the perfect place. Best of all, he’s a great guy and I look forward to using him again for all my Realty needs!

Clayton M.

Dirk is positive, professional, prompt with communication and reliable. He goes above and beyond – I highly recommend!

Deborah B.

I recently purchased a home in Victoria (sight unseen from Ontario). I was extremely fortunate to be referred to Dirk. I’ve purchased many properties over the years and have worked with many good agents. Having said that Dirk is exceptional. The purchase was atypical being a float home. Dirk walked me through every step, kept all deadlines intact and made the process seamless. I will definitely be a repeat client.

Kirsten H.

Used Dirk as our agent to purchase a home in the Oak Bay area and was very happy with the price we were able to negotiate. I felt kinda of bad asking him to show up at the hotel we were at late at night, but he had no issues and came right over! It was a long process (a couple weeks) due to the sellers being on vacation at the time and some issues to sort out (like if we could put a second level on the home)… but Dirk was there the whole way and keeping us in the loop about everything which was truly appreciated. Worked with agents in other provinces and I must say that he’s raised the bar of what we would now expect from an agent as he has an awesome rolodex of contacts and was even able to help connect us to some good trades people after the close. Couldn’t recommend him enough… So if you’re ready this dirk, you got a life long client!

Ron H.

I recently purchased my first condo through Dirk and the entire experience was so phenomenal, I can’t thank him enough! He really listened to what my needs and values are, never pressured me into anything, and went above and beyond. My condo was a pre-sale condo so there were a lot of “unknowns” but Dirk did an amazing job gathering all the details that I needed to make my decision. I am positive this experience would not have been as smooth or successful with another realtor. Dirk is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate field and his experience shows. You will quickly notice that he is honest, reliable, and has fantastic communication skills. I highly recommend Dirk to anyone who is looking to buy a home!!

Yuki I.

As a local mortgage broker in Victoria, I have had the pleasure of working with Dirk on several occasions. Dirk is professional, knowledgeable, and very personable. If you are looking for a transparent realtor you can trust, look no further. Dirk is your guy!

Paul M.

Dirk got me my dream home! I never felt pressured or rushed by him. He has a great knowledge of the Victoria and surrounding area market. He was always available to show me places on short notice.

Mason S.

Dirk went over and above for us! He is very knowledgeable, professional, reliable, and friendly. I highly recommend him as a realtor. We are very happy in our new home.

Sarah S.

Dirk went above and beyond what I would have expected from a realtor. From beginning to end, he was reliable, knowledgeable, available and trustworthy. I was thoroughly impressed with the service he provided and would recommend him to anyone.

Nathan B.

Dirk is a true professional. He ensures you get excellent service and is great source of knowledge. I would work with him again for sure.

Will W.

I am a Vancouver Realtor and I had the great fortune of Dirk being the selling agent for my listing in Victoria. Not only was he extremely professional he went out of his way to help me find a home for the seller. Any time I asked him to show my client a house if I wasn’t available Dirk would go out of his way to show my client and not asking for a penny from me. My client was equally impressed with Dirk! From a Realtor’s standpoint, this is the kind of agent I love dealing with as he is a “can-do” Realtor who cares about his clients and obviously helping other agents who might be in a bind. He is my go-to Realtor for any referrals I might have. I can’t say enough how impressed and lucky I am! Thank you Dirk!

Stacey N.

I first made contact with Dirk in 2017 through referral from a family member. I explained that I was considering a future move from Ottawa to Victoria and was interested in seeing properties each summer during family visits. Dirk made time for me, even though there was no firm prospect of a sale and I made it clear that, if the price wasn’t right, I wouldn’t hesitate to rent. During the entire process, Dirk proved to be professional, very knowledgeable, responsive, patient and accommodating. He demonstrated integrity and a willingness to go above and beyond for the client, two characteristics that are very important to me. I never got the feeling that he was putting his own interests ahead of my own. I was very happy with the quality of service that Dirk provided and I can recommend him without reservation. He will do a good job for you.

Allan G.

We highly recommend Dirk to anyone looking for a fantastic real estate agent. He was a pleasure to work with and was not only professional but often went way beyond the expected to provide us with the information we needed to make our house buying decision. In short, he helped us through the whole house buying process with ease and grace. Thank you Dirk!
Margarita & David

Margarita C.

Dirk helped me with purchasing my first condo. He was very patient and always did his best to make himself available for the many viewings we did. He never pressured me on any of the units we looked at and offered plenty of good insights. I will certainly be recommending him to my friends and family.

Kevin W.

My husband and I used Dirk as our Real Estate Agent for buying and selling our place and would highly recommend you use his services as well. He was very responsive, honest, and thorough in everything he did for us. His attention to detail, knowledge of the market and the corresponding metrics of recent sales or comparable listings really helped in the decision to buy and sell our properties. Would highly advise that if you need a Real Estate Agent in Victoria, Dirk’s your guy

Katie K.

Dirk VanderWal’s attention to detail, knowledge and expertise made purchasing my first home in a seller’s market seamless. Always quick and thorough to answer the many questions I had, Dirk was also extremely honest and always had my best interests at heart. I couldn’t be happier with the home I’ve ended up with and I owe it to Dirk for going above and beyond to make it happen. I would absolutely recommend working with Dirk to anyone looking for sincere, expert and make-it-happen service. Thanks so much again, Dirk!

Courtney J.

Dirk made purchasing a new property very smooth. I am from out of province and am thankful for his thoroughness. He is well versed in all the things that are necessary to buy a new home. I will definitely seek out his services again in the future when I look at another property.

Cory N.

I am always happy to recommend Dirk to anyone I know looking for a realtor. Dirk is the genuine real deal. He is professional, knowledgeable, savvy and always on call. He is super responsive and gets everything done in a timely manner, which is so important in real estate dealings. On top of this, no matter how busy he is, you always feel like you are his top priority. I have dealt with many other agents in my own dealings, and can say for sure this has not been my experience with most others. Dirk has been involved with 2 sales and 2 purchases for us. Both sales were record numbers for our neighborhood, which was not a coincidence since Dirk worked so hard in marketing them properly in the first place. If I could give more then 5 starts I would!

Melissa O.

Dirk was polite, professional, and accommodating of my incredibly hectic schedule. While hopefully not necessary for quite some time, if I need an agent again Dirk will be the top of the list

Braden P.

Dirk is an excellent real estate agent. He’s great at identifying your wants and needs for a home and finding your best options. Very experienced, professional, and responsive in communicating with you and the seller. I would 100% recommend Dirk for any of your real estate needs!

Andrew Y.

Dirk is an awesome real estate agent, very proffesional and communicated so quickly with any questions we had for him while we were looking for our home. He found us a home we just love, and I would not hesitate in recommending him to friends. Thanks again Dirk.

Carol H.

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