Dirk’s background in online marketing, graphic design, photography, and videography have proven to be tremendous assets to his clients, complemented by an ardent passion for customer service developed during an award-winning career with a luxury hotelier.
He completed his studies at UBC in 2014 and joined Newport Realty | Christie’s International Real Estate, where he began building a residential real estate practice focused on service, client experience, and results. His commitment to self-development and continuing education saw him complete his Managing Broker’s license in 2020 and an invitation to join the firm’s management team, where he contributes to training, research, creative marketing, recruiting, coaching and tech. He regularly appears on CHEK TV’s Trend with Amy McGeachy to talk real estate. In addition, he co-authors an in-depth quarterly housing market report — The Q Report — and volunteers as a Victoria Real Estate Board committee member.
An avid learner, Dirk also enhances his skill set through ongoing education, having completed supplemental programs focusing on strata properties, tenant-occupied properties, new construction, negotiation, assessment & presentation, risk management, the latest trends in technology, and has earned Christie’s International Real Estate’s Certified Luxury Specialist designation.
About Newport Realty
With offices in downtown Victoria and Sidney, Newport Realty is widely recognized for its distinctive advertising and our high-calibre Sales Force. Newport has recruited and developed the brightest professionals who all combined, negotiate over a thousand successful transactions each year. We open a lot of doors... for our Buyers and Sellers.
We are guided by your best interests, providing full disclosure regarding all pertinent information to the transaction. We owe a duty to act fairly and honestly with all parties, every time. You can count on us... with high expectations
About Christie's International Real Estate
Newport Realty has been a recognized leader in the marketing of homes in all price ranges on Southern Vancouver Island for over 40 years. Christie’s International Real Estate is the largest and most successful marketer of luxury homes in the world with a global network of over 32,000 Agents, in 940 offices in 49 countries, over $115 Billion in real estate sales in 2019 and 640 billion (CAD) over the last 5 years. Christie’s International Real Estate has chosen Newport Realty as their Western Canada affiliate on Vancouver Island, and named our firm Affiliate of the Year for 2018.
About Agency & Client Relationships
When you are the client of a real estate professional, an agency relationship is created, and the individual representing you owes special legal duties to you, including:
- Loyalty. They will act only in your best interests.
- Full Disclosure. They must tell you everything they know that might influence your decision in a transaction.
- Avoid conflicts of interest. They must avoid any situation that would affect their duty to act in your best interests.
- Confidentiality. They must not reveal your private information without your permission, even after your relationship ends. That includes:
- your reasons for buying, selling or leasing
- your minimum/maximum price
- any preferred terms and conditions you may want to include in a contract
REALTORS® in BC have a statutory requirement to explain this agency relationship to you using a document called “Your Relationship with a Real Estate Professional” (pictured). You will be asked to provide your initials acknowledging that you received this disclosure, but signing the disclosure does not form a service agreement.