In 2016 our staged homes sold on average for 28% more than the average price per square foot. In our experience, putting the right furniture and accessories into a home to create a specific feel, will result in a quicker sale and a higher selling price. Take advantage of our in-house home staging services to make sure that your home is viewed at its most marketable. At no additional cost to you, our talented home staging team, will transform your spaces to appeal to the broadest spectrum of buyers.
Video storytelling has become the most powerful tool in modern marketing. It appeals to all of the senses and truly brings properties to life. We use actors, licensed music and cutting edge video tools and techniques to deliver buyers an unforgettable cinematic storytelling experience. No matter how big or small a property may be, they all have a story that deserves to be told.
Jamie was born and raised in Qualicum Beach and considers himself very lucky to live and work in this small town community. Jamie began learning about homes and design at a very early age from his father Brian, a 3rd generation home builder. As the youngest of a large and very talented family in home design & construction he has never stopped learning. After 10 years working and learning from his brothers John and Jeremy at their home and interior design firm CA Design, Jamie began his career as a Realtor working for Dave Bryan; one of the areas most experienced brokers and development consultants. After 5 years in the industry Jamie founded the HOMELAB Real Estate Group to offer local residents and developers a service-based, team approach to real estate with the most diverse range of in-house marketing tools and services in the area.
When it comes to marketing a property, the broader the reach the better. In the past, reaching the right buyer profile was a challenge, but with today’s various social media platforms and their worldwide reach, we are able to target specific buyer profiles suited perfectly to your property. Our targeted social property campaigns are having unprecedented results in the central Vancouver Island market.
Baxter, our media expert, visits each property beforehand to review the setting and orientation. He establishes a shot list of the best angles and the ideal time of day to capture memorable photos. We attend all of our property shoots as a team to ensure an efficient shoot that captures all of your home’s greatest attributes.
Jody was born and raised in Qualicum Beach and is now raising a family of her own in the area. She has worked in the hospitality and customer service field since she was a teenager, her years of experience and expert training along with her caring personality make her a pleasure to work with. Jody takes the lead in our listing coordination, staging and client communications roles. Her selfless attitude and commitment to doing whatever it takes, inspires everyone she works with.
After viewing properties, buyers like to reflect on the homes they’ve seen and comparethem to one another. Our comprehensive property brochures provide a beautifully detailed keepsake of your home’s best features. Through photography, floor plans, written word, amenity maps and much more, our brochures leave buyers with a standout, long-lasting impression.
Our informative property signage gives buyers a reason to get out of their car. Buyers can review and photograph your custom property signage which includes an overview of the key property details ie. floor plans, a neighbourhood amenity map and even some interior “teaser” photos to help qualify interest and generate more leads.
Baxter was brought up on the island and has always had strong ties locally. His creativity and natural talent along with training in graphic design, journalism, photography and videography have taken him to many places over the years and have created some amazing experiences. Baxter and his family have recently relocated back to Vancouver Island and are loving life in Qualicum Beach. Since joining The HOMELAB, Baxter has proven to be an integral part of our team and our expanding services. Having him take the lead with our media and creative design enables us to offer stunning visual marketing materials for our client’s properties and projects.
The Multiple Listing Service and Realtor.ca is still ranked as the #1 resource that buyers use to research homes for sale. We list our properties on the MLS using standout imagery, thoughtful write-ups, and extensive 3rd party online links to qualify interest and generate leads.
Buyers like to study layouts and picture how they would live in a home. We include interactive floor plans in our brochures and on the property’s website to demonstrate the home’s design and its best features. Floor plans help provide potential buyers with a detailed view of the space and how the home could meet their needs.
There’s no substitute for experiencing a home in person. We make this possible by including your listings in the weekly MLS Realtor tour. This gives Realtors a first-hand experience of your property. It allows us the opportunity to share specific details and features of your home with other professionals. We also personally host open houses at our client’s request.
We’ve created an informal space for our clients to get together with us in comfort whilewe guide them through the many steps involved with selling or buying a home. We’re here for our clients, not just from afar or through an assistant, but in person. Whether it’s a coffee to catch up on how things are going or on closing day to hand over the keys, our clients are always welcome to stop by the LAB at anytime.
No.3 141 Fourth Avenue East, Qualicum Beach
Emails allow people to absorb information at their own pace and on their own schedule. We use our extensive Realtor and Customer lists to inform these groups of upcoming listings, property events, and current information. Our attractive email formats include photos, video, floor plans and more with a seamless interface to schedule a showing or view the property website.
At The HOMELAB we believe in treating others how we would like to be treated, and our clients can attest to that.
‘Over the past few years we have bought and sold properties in Qualicum Beach with the help of Jamie & Jody. When selling a recent home The HomeLab came into our home and made a few staging changes, and filmed a beautiful video, and our home ended up selling within a couple weeks of listing. A friend of mine commented that the video was so beautiful, she said “it almost makes you want to buy your home again”. Jamie and his team are professional, approachable, reliable, honest and a pleasure to deal with. They are a young team of upbeat professionals and have only the best interest of their clients at heart. We have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking to buy or sell property in Qualicum Beach or the beautiful surrounding areas’.
749 Memorial Avenue - Qualicum beach
‘My wife and I have had the absolute pleasure in working with Jamie and Jody from
HomeLab. In just days, they were able to stage, take amazing pictures, and sell our house over list! They were able to navigate showing countless homes with our 3 wild kids in tow, answer questions at all hours, while helping us find and purchase our new family home.
They are extremely knowledgable, honest and transparent in every aspect of what they do. We couldn’t recommend a better Realty team in the Parksville/Qualicum Beach area’.
717 Phillips Street - Qualicum beach
‘Jamie and HomeLab totally deserve a 5 star rating. Jamie is diligent, conscientious, hardworking and very professional. If you need a realtor I fully recommended him without any reservation. Thank you Jamie for all of your work on my behalf ‘.
1078 Thaell Road - Qualicum beach
‘Thanks you Jamie, Jody and all of the rest of the Homelab team. I am so impressed and grateful for all of your talents, dedication and professionalism in marketing and selling my ‘beach house’.
411 Mill Road - Qualicum beach