Testimonials

Brad is one of the most highly reviewed luxury real estate Realtors® on Google in Victoria BC, with more than sixty, 5-Star ratings, and he is one of the top Realtors® on “Three Best Rated”.

Mike OliverI can't say enough about the professional service that Brad provided during my recent home sale. Whether you're an experienced property owner or a first time home buyer, the importance of having a top rated Realtor on your side can not be understated, and to that end I would highly recommend Brad to anyone. Faced with a tight timeline and all of the additional complications that come with an overseas move, Brad was right there to help make this a smooth transition. Extremely dedicated to the needs of his clients, it was obvious from our first meeting that Brad was willing to put in the time and effort to ensure we had a successful outcome. On our return move to Victoria in a couple years, I'll look forward to having Brad look after us again. Sincerely, Mike & Tracey.


Dwayne Scallion-PondI have known Brad for nearly two years. In all of my interactions with Brad I have found him to be incredibly customer centric and ethical. Brad gets things done and is definitely someone you want on your team.


Brett CallawayI have known Brad for just under a year and have found him very knowledgeable and and a GREAT person to be around, he is up to date with what is going on around the market. While i'm not in the market right now Brad always keeps me informed. You can trust that Brad will always do what he says.


Deborah JensenBrad has been great in trying to find us our dream home. We are always provided with the most recent listings, and Brad has been fantastic in chauffeuring us to listings of interest. I wouldn't recommend anyone else!!


Shannon PendergastWe've used Brad on two different occasions. Both times I was confident that he would get the deals done, and he did. Now we own our dream home :)


Laurel LoxamI am a Mortgage Broker in Victoria who has worked closely with Brad for the past few years. He is an outstanding Realtor to work with because he not only gets the job done, but he genuinely cares about all of this clients. He works hard at negotiating the best price for this clients whether you are a buyer or seller. I have no problem recommending Brad to any of my clients, friends or family.


Bill HepburnWhen I needed to sell my home I went to Brad Maclaren based on the recommendation of a friend who was another one of his satisfied clients. At the end of the day, Brad was an essential part in making sure I was able to get the price I needed. I was able to receive the best value from my home. He is not only knowledgeable about the real estate market but has a realistic view of it and his experience, advice, and wisdom made the ups and downs of selling a home easier. Since then, Brad Maclaren and I have have kept in contact through his Private Client Services website and when I have questions about properties anywhere in Greater Victoria he is always prompt and responsive in his reply, insights, and analysis. Brad Maclaren is an extremely effective real estate agent and I would highly recommend him to anyone.


Bill StaffordSeptember 10, 2013 Brad MacLaren Re/Max Camosun Victoria, BC This letter is to outline our recent experience using Brad MacLaren as our Realtor. We had met Brad through our BNI business group and had gotten to know him quite well over the past couple of years. During one of Brad's presentations, he introduced a house to the group and had indicated with the suites included, that we would be able to purchase it as we would be able to afford the mortgage. This started our whirlwind process into the purchase of our new house and the sale of our old one. The purchase process was quite straight forward, we finally settled on a price and made it subject to the sale of our old house. That is where the fun began... We had several people look at our house while it was up for sale but just couldn't seem to find the right person to purchase it. Then Brad had a new client and introduced him to our property. The client turned out to be very particular and it took quite some time to conclude the sale of our house. Brad went above and beyond in getting the deal completed, making concessions where necessary, getting all parties involved on the same page and making the deal happen. What Brad doesn't know is that we are aware that he went even further than his dealings with us directly to complete the deal to ensure it happened. Without Brad's efforts, this deal would have not completed. I would like to conclude with Brad is NOT our Realtor of choice in Victoria, he is our Realtor for LIFE. Thank you Brad for everything, Bill & Liz Stafford


Byron DerbyIf you value honesty, integrity and professionalism, Brad is the realtor you are looking for. Buying or selling a house can be stressful enough without having to deal with a realtor who seems more focussed on themselves rather than you. Brad took all the pain out of looking for a house on the island for me. He listened to what I wanted and used his detailed knowledge of the housing market to shortlist properties he thought I might like and provided a level of personalised service that I have never experienced before. As a member of the Candian Armed Forces I have moved A LOT over the years and Brad is the best realtor I have ever used by far. When I need to move next (not too soon I hope), Brad will be


Sonja BideseI have been using Brads service several times over the years and the outcome was always very satisfying. He is extremely professional and is always looking out for what is in his clients best interest. Thank you Brad for being the best you can be in your profession and for always providing 100% for your clients. Yours In Health Sonja Bidese.


Chris BurdgeWe have been working with Brad for over a year and have been extremely happy with the service he provides. Even though we are not actively looking we always have our eye on the market and Brad never fails to take our call and take us out to see the homes we're interested in. Great knowledge of the market and full of integrity.


Dustin GilbertI find a real pleasure to have Brad as our Agent. The things I appreciate most with Brad are his level of expertise and the way he conducts himself. Brad makes a difficult task enjoyable. I would reccommend Brad without any hesitation. Marg Gilbert


Ramona CooperstockWe are so lucky to have found Brad. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the Victoria real estate market, extremely responsive and such a pleasure to deal with. He walked us through each step of the sale of our house with such patience and humour, and was always happy to answer my many questions. Brad gave invaluable advice about preparing our house for sale and helped us find a fantastic declutterer/stager. He got us a much better price for our house than we expected. We couldn’t have done any of this without him and we are so grateful for all of his hard work. I would HIGHLY recommend him, and anyone would be lucky to work with him.


Ivana DimovskaBrad took excellent care of our clients and was very professional throughout the entire process. We have no hesitation in recommending Brad to any of our clients looking to buy or sell in Victoria.


Jaclynn SoetI met Brad through a very satisfied mutual client and got to know him better as his guest at the Westshore BNI. Immediately, I could tell he was an engaging and energetic person, as well as a top quality Realtor. Brad really knows his industry, and works hard to help his clients with their buying and selling needs. We have since worked together on two projects that have resulted in happy clients. Brad's approach is hands-on, and custom to your unique situation and needs. The fact that he takes the time to help clients sell their homes for top-dollar speaks volumes to how much he truly cares. When it comes to this type of investment, you want Mr. Real Estate on your team!


Kelly MichelsenBrad sold our house in 2 days. He was fantastic and exactly the person we wanted! Thank you for exceeding our expectations and making it so easy.


Taylor GaudetBrad is an outstanding realtor!! We went through 2 realtors before we found him as our lucky 3 and he is without a doubt the one to choose. His communication skills are above and beyond what we expected and was on the ball with everything. He had our best interests at heart and knew what would be good for me and my family. He will forever be our go to guy if we look at selling and purchasing in the future.


Patrick EllisonThere is no doubt that Brad is the top realtor on Vancouver Island. His ability to navigate all deal types and create the best possible situation when either buying or selling is unmatched, but where he really shines is how he treats people. He is friendly, supportive and available every step of the way to ensure your experience is excellent.


Karen HumphreysIt was our pleasure to buy our dream home in Victoria with the help and guidance of Brad Maclaren. He made the search work well and allowed us to figure out the exact neighborhood we needed and what we had to have for it to be right. In the purchase of this home, Brad was key to getting it for the right price and even assisted with some minor tasks that we were unable to do being from out of town. Cudos to Brad and thanks a Million Karen and Brett


Gregg GongdonI met Brad through my wife who knew him from Business Networking International. She was greatly impressed with both his professionalism and his record in sales so we listed our condo with him. Due the the nature of a hotel condo, it turned out to be far more complicated to sell than we had expected. We had many buyers who were interested but for one reason or another we couldn't get to completion. Brad was very patient and often said " we'll get the next one". Needles to say, we were becoming greatly demoralized with the process especially in a booming real estate environment. It took us over a year but Brad finally found a buyer with all the necessary prerequisites much to our relief. On pure persistence alone, I would highly recommend Brad but that was only one of his many favourable traits including patience and the desire to perform for his clients. Thanks and continued success Brad from Gregg and Alina!


Brad and ColleenWe couldn't be happier with our experience with Brad. If there were six stars, we'd honestly give him six for his knowledge of the market, attention to detail, and tireless effort to help us get what we wanted. Brad made what could have been a stressful situation a breeze, and was always available (24/7) to answer our questions. For the biggest purchase of your life - get someone that knows what they are doing. That person is definitely Brad. Thanks for helping us get into our dream home!


Karen RiepWe decided to make major changes in our lives and one of them was selling our home. Not knowing anyone in real estate, we asked our neighbors and they referred us to Brad. From the first conversation throughout the entire process, Brad was there to guide us. He was very professional and answered all our questions. He knows the real estate market very well and gave great advice on what we should do to prepare the house for sale. He has a great sense of humor and made the process easy. We will definitely hire Brad again when we buy another home.


Fred BalchunasWhen I decided to put my home up for sale I was concerned that it might be a tough sell. Even though it is on a beautiful site, the house was on the small side compared to what seems to be being built now. Brad was more optimistic than me and simply emphasized the positive attributes. He put in a lot of work and was able to sell it in a reasonable period of time. His presentation and effort was much appreciated.


Joe BellowsBrad was fun, attentive and energetic. The whole experience was easy with him guiding the way and I would highly encourage anyone interested in purchasing or selling properties to contact him. You will not be disappointed!


Dawn JonesWhen my family and I moved from the UK to BC in July 2015, we didn't know where to begin when it came to finding our first home. That's where Brad stepped in! Upon our first meeting with him, we immediately felt that we could trust him and knew that he understood our needs as a family. Nothing was too much for him, and he went above and beyond to help us find our new home, with the perfect advice and much needed help. He certainly helped us settle into our new homeland, which eased much of the stress and pressure we were experiencing with our move here. Brad is a genuine guy with a great sense of humour, and we can't thank him enough for all his hard work. We highly recommend him to anyone! THANK YOU BRAD!


Bill MichaelIn the financial world, there is a requirement to 'know your client', something that does not seem to exist in the realty world; Brad is the exception. In dealing with a nervous client, he consistently made himself available 24/7 to answer questions, seek remedies to perceived stresses and generally hold her hand throughout. His energy level and empathy for the client is outstanding. Bottom line, do you want results with minimal stress? Brad is the way to achieve this. More, now from the nervous client, first home buyer and seller. In my eyes, Brad has to be the best in Canada, the reason being that he mentored me throughout the entire process. The end result was he sold my house in one day and for far more than my asking price. When I needed something, he was there in a flash; when I wanted to view a home, he was immediately available regardless of location or his busy personal life. Throughout, he was able to refer me to many of his capable contacts. I want to thank you, Brad, for your caring, patience and expertise; I never felt like I was facing any of this by myself.


Darren JohnsonWe worked with Brad to sell our Bear Mountain home last Summer as well as the purchase of our new home shortly after. We found Brad to be professional, available and knowledgeable. We understand why he has earned the reputation of one of Victoria's best Real Estate professionals. We would not hesitate to recommend Brad for someone who is looking to buy or sell a home.


Giovanni MarchisioI am a US resident and worked with Brad to sell a Canadian property that I had owned jointly with my sister in Saanichton, BC. Brad knows the local real estate market extremely well and he did a truly fantastic job in handling this sale. Our property was so well advertised that, by the end of the first open house, we had multiple offers, 7 of which were above asking price. Eventually we sold our property for significantly more than the asking price. Brad was knowledgeable and helpful throughout the process. He was always available to answer questions and we felt reassured at every step. I appreciate his strategic advice, his smooth handling of negotiations, and his openness and responsiveness on all matters, especially given the fact that I am based abroad and I had to work with him remotely by videoconferencing throughout the process. We recommend him highly and without reservations. We have been truly super-impressed by his work and professionalism!


Ron HamiltonBrad was very professional and made sound recommendations on listing our house. His market assessment and marketing presentations speak for themselves - the first day on the MLS we had a showing and an offer the same day - can't get better than that.


Deb Gig limoWe have sold 2 houses and purchased our current residence with Brad as our realtor. He always provided excellent advice, knowledge of the current market and was always available for questions or showings we requested. Brad managed to sell our previous residence in 5 days for top dollar and we are now living in our dream home. We would recommend his services to anyone.


Jennifer SargentBrad was great and really helped my husband and I when buying our first home. He had a lot of great input and he was always so pleasant to work with. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him!


Dave VitkauskasI would recommend Brad to anyone looking for a professional, knowledgeable, and hard working realtor. Brad was great to work with and made our move from the Interior to Victoria a smooth one. He was patient as we looked at many homes, was helpful as we looked from a distance, and was a strong negotiator once we settled on our forever home. I would use Brad again without any hesitation!


Winkie ChanBrad is a very helpful and professional realtor. Coming from the mainland, I was unfamiliar with Victoria. Brad showed me many properties during my short weekend trips and his knowledge of the different neighbourhoods was helpful in narrowing down my search to areas most suitable for me. He was also very honest in giving his opinion on whether a property was good or not. I love the home I found and will definitely find Brad again should I ever require his assistance in buying/selling a home in the future.


Jason KozinaBrad completed the sale of our existing house and found us our new home that knocked my wife's socks off. Brad was always professional, very personable and always quick to respond to any questions or items that needed attention. I would not hesitate to recommend Brad. Thanks Brad!


Rick FurtadoI've dealt with Brad Maclaren on 4 real estate transactions so far and his professionalism and attention to detail are amazing. I appreciate his ability to read the situation during the purchase or sale of a property, and that's something you cant teach. Its a natural ability that he has that I've not seen in many, inside or outside of the real estate profession. Highly recommended, and if there was more stars I could give, it would be the highest


Joanne MaclarenBrad is among the hardest working realtors I have known. He works tirelessly to deliver a positive outcome for all involved. Several years ago Brad helped us to sell our home and I didn't think twice about asking him again as we look to sell again. His natural charm and dedication to his craft are what make him a top realtor - you really can't do better!


Janet BroadbentBrad sold our house and acreage in 2016. Working with Brad was a most pleasant and successful experience. He answered our many questions patiently and promptly and in his words was determined to make us homeless. We could not recommend him more highly and we are most grateful for his professionalism and expertise.


SUPERB REALTOR. He sold two condos for us six years ago when the market was slow (unlike today when things sell fast). He did a fabulous job and was amazing. Very professional and highly skilled realtor and also great to communicate with at the stressful time of selling.


Matt and TammySo we've finally sold our house. In a slow market I might add. We had originally listed with another agent but weren't completely satisfied. I jumped on Google and queried top agents in Victoria, discovering Brad listed as one of the best. I remembered a friend who had listed with Brad. Brad called him one day and asked, "Do you have a pressure washer? If so can I borrow it?" Yes and yes. Brad then washed parts of the house my friend was selling, he even went onto the roof to remove some branches. Hired. We are extremely happy with our entire experience with Brad. First of all he listened. We've bought and sold three previous houses, each with a different agent because we were not completely happy. Either they didn't listen, were pushy and only focused on a quick sale, didn't work hard enough, were smarmy, or didn't do their homework leaving us with a bad purchase. Brad was none of those. He provided solid advice and then allowed us to make our decision. It was like he was selling a house for one of his family members. Brad showed diligence, and true dedication to the sale. Open houses regularly, constant marketing through various mediums. Selling a home is stressful enough without your agent adding to it. Not with Brad. He's a local boy, with a wealth of knowledge and experience about the area and the market. He is persistent and always quick to reply to our questions. Always had a smile, even when the dog pooped on his shoe...twice. He drove out on moving day to help put my truck canopy on, 'nuff said. Seriously my friend we can't thank you enough. Looking forward to working with you again. I highly recommend that if you want to buy or sell a house, Brad MaClaren is your guy. You wont be disappointed.


Monika AldeBrad was on hand when he was needed, he managed all his tasks like a professional should ,definitely no complains we would use Brad again if required.


BC ReidI would like to express my gratitude to you for the exceptional way you took care our son and his new bride when helping them shop for there first home. I know how much time, effort and patients were required on your part to locate that perfect home and then expertly close the deal with the best possible outcome for them. You truly had their best interests at heart through the entire process and with your help, they now have a wonderful start on there new life together. I want you to know that I will be sharing my experience with others who may be in need of a professional realtor and when the time comes for us to make changes, you will be our first call.


Lia SalmondBrad is a one of a kind type of guy! He is a good friend and truly cares about the people he works for. He started out as our realtor and has now become a very close friend to not only myself and husband, but multiple people on both side of my family. Brad sold my condo and made me money in an impossible situation. I have seen Brad's work ethic first hand on numerous occasions and it is second to none. If you want a realtor who cares about what you really want, who will stop at nothing to sell your home, who works around the clock, and makes you his top priority. Brad's your man period. Thanks Brad for all your hard work and we'll be using you again soon to sell and buy our next home!


Dorothy GrahamBrad helped me buy a house that had been foreclosed, that meant going to court. He helped me every step of the way. The whole procedure went smoothly. Brad is easy to get a hold of, answers all your questions and looks after everything in a timely fashion. Very professional.


John RichardsonIn my experience, Brad has always been very positive in every situation, and a consummate professional as a realtor. He makes that extra effort to assure his clients attain the optimum outcome.


Since 2008 we have used Brad to buy two houses and sell one. He is extremely good at what he does and he has no problem getting his clients what they want. It has always been a pleasure to work with Brad and we would use him again in the future and recommend him to anyone!


Jacqueline NemethBrad Maclaren is an excellent realtor. My husband and I used his real estate services in January of 2013. I highly recommend Brad as a realtor and give him a 5 star rating.


Thomas ChenGreat service. Dedicated to sell your home. Helpful suggestion and personal service to make your life easier. Highly recommended.


Lem LuciaBrad is a professional in all ways. He is very knowledgable about Victoria real estate. He keeps me informed about the current market status and is a pleasure to work with and be around. I could not be happier with my real estate experience. We purchased a condo 3 years ago on Bear Mountain and enjoy vacationing there every year. Brad will make certain that his clients are well cared for. Lee


Fastrac Printing LtdOur business Fastrac Printing Ltd. has had the pleasure doing business with Brad for more than one year now. Very professional and respectful at all times. Knows his business, need a person who "cares"? Connect with Brad..


Homelands Photography and Floor PlansAs the owner of Homelands Photography and Floor Plans I am enthusiastic about Brad's uncommon commitment to first rate listing presentations. Whether a modest bungalow or high-end estate Brad orders the best package for his clients. And I know that makes the difference between his listings and 95% of the others; he goes above and beyond with marketing each listing, and the benefits show in his sales results!


Robert SalmondBrad is a friendly competent realtor who actively works his listings. He is always available to his clients.. I have sent many of my clients to him to look after their real estate needs, and everyone so far has been very pleased that I referred them to Brad


Andrea KolodinskyI have had the pleasure of working with Brad in our real estate quest. He has a positive attitude and is very professional. I actually call him Ten Star so there is my rating.


EvaBrad did a fantastic job finding my new home! He is professional, knowledgeable, and and committed to his work. I look forward to working with Brad again!


Terry RatkowskiWe were very happy with the way that Brad was able to correctly value, market and sell our home. The realtor we initially listed with was not connected with clients looking for the size and type of home we were selling. Brad had the correct clientele to connect us with the proper buyer. Brad knows the Victoria area very well and can properly judge the value of local real estate. If you are a discriminating buyer or you are selling a fine home I would highly recommend Brad.


Joanne ThomasWe bought and sold our home on Bear Mountain in the space of a year. Brad was very accommodating by keeping an eye on our home while we were out of the province. He did lots of little extras that were much appreciated. Brad has a great personality and we would highly recommend him to anybody wishing to buy or sell in the Victoria area.


Josh ZabderBrad is always right there when you call and has really helped out people that I have referred to him. He is a great choice when thinking of buying or selling real estate. I know that I can trust Brad so I feel very comfortable recommending him to others. Joshua Zabder, Velocity Contracting


Benji HauserI love working with Brad as he is one of those people who will truly go the extra mile for his clients. He always returns calls and make an effort to treat people like everyone is the most important client.


Peter VitchevBrad is fantastic! He always gets the job done and he is the only realtor I've dealt with who picks up his phone and actually calls people back. Great guy!


Stef ZamardiMany of my friends have used his real estate services with great results. His patience and great attitude will reward you with the perfect purchase or sale of your property.


Mark LeslieBrad is the most responsive realtor I've met. That makes such a difference when buying or selling a home.