“My wife and I found Ian to be organized, pro-active, and in touch with us on a regular basis from start to finish. We particularly appreciated how willing Ian was to candidly share his thoughts, whatever the issue, to both guide and support us in our decision-making. As Powers of Attorney for Carolyn’s mother, suddenly having to become involved in the restoration and sale of her house, Ian’s straightforward and professional approach was instrumental in the listing, selling, and completing of it in a total of only 15 days!”

Doug & Carolyn


“Our family recently moved from Alberta to Nanaimo, not having any previous experience on the island we sought out an experienced realtor who specializes in downsizing.  Ian Thompson came highly recommended and didn’t disappoint, professional, personable, knowledgeable pleasure to deal with all questions were answered in a timely fashion.  The extra knowledge and experience Ian provides for the Nanaimo region will benefit any newcomers looking for a new home, without hesitation we highly recommend Ian Thompson.”

The Days


“Thank you! You were extremely helpful, patient and easy to work with when I decided to sell. You went above and beyond my expectations, making it very easy to list my home. Still can’t believe it sold in less than 24 hours!! Thanks again Ian!”



“Listing my home with Ian was a breeze! With his knowledge and contacts throughout the industry, my home was marketed with high visibility and quickly sold for 99.7% of asking price. He was readily available to communicate with any time of day via text, email and phone, and addressed all my concerns promptly. Ian comes highly recommended and will definitely be the only person I call next time I need a realtor!”



“This is the second time you’ve helped me sell a house and I just wanted to thank you once again for your assistance.  I really appreciate your staging tips, professionalism and reassuring presence during the process.  The photos and subsequent brochures you produced were great (and much admired by my friends: I think you’ll be getting more customers when it comes time for them to make a move). Thanks for everything-now I have to find your twin in Victoria”


“I found Ian extremely helpful, professional and informative from the first day I met him. Ian was always early and never late and always one step ahead of me. From his initial meetings and discussions about selling, he gave me a thorough evaluation of my house in order to help me get top dollar in the shortest period of time. He also helped me get my house ready for listing by suggesting how to make it ‘show ready’. He helped me with the decision making process to listing my house and to the purchasing of my new home. If I didn’t have time to take care of details myself, Ian suggested people to help me. I would never have sold my house without Ian’s expertise. I would have never bought my new home without him either!”



“We were particularly impressed by your ability to keep all parties calm and focused when negotiating the removal of conditions.”


“Ian was recommended to us by a friend.  We were in the process of selling our home on the mainland and moving to the Parksville/Qualicum area. This was a major life change, we had been in our home for 27 years and although we knew we wanted to be on the island, the logistics of looking for a home here while living on the mainland seemed daunting. From our first meeting Ian gave us confidence that with his support we would find our next home. In a very professional way he offered us options and explained negotiating alternatives as we searched for the house we wanted.  He was always very calm and clear with regard to details and in turn allowed us to focus on what was important to us. We are now settled into a house that is perfect for us in our favorite location. We would not hesitate to recommend Ian to anyone buying a home!!”

John & Jean


“I was impressed by the quality of service and frequent reports.  Ian went out of his way to help me find the right home to move to.  He was with me every step of the way.”


“Ian recently helped my husband and myself as well as my brother find a home in Nanaimo with a suite.  His utmost care and patience is what led us to use Ian again in this new adventure.  It’s not always easy downsizing and incorporating two households, however Ian spent a great deal of time with us going over the options as well as coming up with ideas we ourselves hand’t even thought of.  The process of buying and selling can be such a daunting, insurmountable idea but with Ian’s guidance and expertise it was a much easier task.  He followed up with issues as well as keeping us always informed as to what the market was doing.  He went out of his way to research and bring to our attention new items as well and most importantly constantly having us feel that he was working for us.  So it would be with great pleasure for all three of us to highly recommend Ian for your next move whether downsizing or like us incorporating two families…Ian is your guy!”

June & Don


“Ian was very helpful with our search for a home in Nanaimo. He spent an afternoon driving us around different neighborhoods and suggesting areas and houses that might suit us. He sent us regular updates on homes to consider and quickly made appointments for us to view them. Then he helped us refine our search. Thanks to Ian, we were able to find a wonderful house that suited us, in a relatively short period of time.”

Jenny & Roy


“Ian recently helped support me through the successful sale of my condo, making sure that there weren’t any surprises along the way. He was able to have the property sold in a good time frame, while ensuring I received the best price.  This is the second time I’ve had Ian as my realtor, and would certainly recommend him to anyone interested in selling or buying a property. He has a long standing knowledge of the market in Nanaimo, which has proved very helpful!”



“It was a stress free experience.  Everything was handled with great professionalism and integrity.”



“Thank you for your help during our recent downsizing.  Your expertise was of great help in finding a new smaller house and selling our old house.  There is plenty to do in making this type of move and you always knew a person to call whatever the situation.  It has all worked out well.”

Roger & Ann


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the great service I received in selling my home in Nanaimo.  Because I live in Vancouver there were obstacles we had to overcome, as well, I had to put alot of faith in you as I was not there to oversee things.  You managed to sell my house quickly at a price I was happy with.  I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone.  Thanks again for your dedication, professionalism and fantastic service.”



“For anyone considering a real estate transaction I recommend Ian Thompson at Remax.  When a fellow employee recommended Ian I soon realized Ian is focused on providing the best up to date real estate service possible.  Ian always kept us up to date on market changes.  For a no pressure sale or purchase I recommend Ian Thompson.”



“Ian Thompson came to me on the recommendation of four friends. Their praise was well deserved. Ian’s initial advice helped me to put all my worries to rest and I was able to see myself clear to downsizing my life style. I choose to move before I put my home up for sale. Ian was understanding and did not pressure me to “get on with it.” Three months later, I was out of my house and Ian was able to schedule 25 viewings in 2 days. The offers came immediately. Ian’s help with the negotiations and his understanding of my concerns and priorities was very calming. Wherever I became panicky, he immediately responded to my calls, even on the day his phone died! I can’t thank him enough.”



“We would recommend Ian in an instant. He was prompt, patient, and attentive while working with us to sell our condo with a unique situation. He took care of everything, and provided straight-forward advice as he walked us through the listing and selling process. Thanks so much Ian for making this as stream-lined and even enjoyable process as possible”

Meara & Silas


“We were lucky enough to have Ian recommended to us by friends living in Nanaimo. At the time, we lived in Victoria and were getting frustrated by not being able to get to Nanaimo in time for a viewing and get an offer in, never mind accepted! He listened to our wants and needs all the while being efficient and friendly. Plus, we never felt pressured. Thanks to Ian we found our “forever” home, and at a price within our budget. Thanks to Ian and his associates, for making the process painless. We are now happy Nanaimo residents and look forward to the future in this beautiful city.”

Jan & Ron