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* If you would like to buy or sell a property in Vancouver Island, I strongly recommend you to use John Zhao as your realtor. He is by far the nicest and most kind man I have ever met. If you meet him, you will find that it is very hard to find a second man like him in this society.
* I live in Calgary and had a house in Union Bay. After having this property for more than ten years, I decided to sell it. The front yard, although having 180 degrees of ocean view, it was fully occupied by black berries. As it was too costly to have the double property lot cleaned, john spent three days with me, bought a bunch of power gears and completely cleaned out the black berry vines. The hot water tank was leaking. John helped me buy a new hot water tank and replaced the old one. Part of the electrical system in the house did not meet the government code, John found an electrical contractor and had the whole electrical system inspected and redone while I was working in Calgary. When the house was conditionally sold, the buyer had doubt about the sewage tank. John found a sewage tank inspector when I was in Calgary. Before the inspector arrived at the house, John drove from his home in Nanaimo to Union Bay in a heavy rain and physically cleaned out the dirty above the sewage tank. For all he did for me, he never charged me a penny.
* I happened to meet a lady on a dinner table with John in Nanaimo. This lady asked John to buy a house for her in Nanaimo. The lady had very hard life as her husband left her and financially no longer in a good situation. After rough calculations, John told her that I would love to buy a house for you. However by adding foreigner buyer tax (20%) and extra property tax, there seems to be no advantage for you by owing a house in Nanaimo while not knowing whether your visa allows your to continue to stay in Canada. John recommended her to think carefully and then to make the decision.
* These are what I know about John who serves his clients with his integrity, kindness and righteousness, and he puts his clients interests ahead of himself.
－－ Calgary- Xiaoliang Gao
* It was in 2018, We have planed to send our child to study in Canada, in an emergency, we entrusted Master Zhao to help us find ideal housing in Nanaimo.
* First of all, Master Zhao asked about our needs, such as which school my child is going to go, prefer to have ocean view or mountain view, close to park or shopping mall, mortgage helper if desire to have and other related details. We have summarized our preferences and sent it to Master Zhao, after only one day (the time difference between China and Canada), Master Zhao sent me 3 sets of housing that met our needs for me to choose from. Because we were in China and couldn’t make come to view the houses, Master Zhao visited 3 houses on our behalf, recorded the specific structure and details of each house with photography equipment, and sent all the films to us. After watching the video, Master Zhao and I connected remotely. He has prepared all the materials of the three houses, compaired the differences and introduced the advantages and disadvantages of each house in detail. After a comprehensive analysis, we chose a house in quiet community with nice ocean view.
* Here, I would like to introduce the great benefits of this house recommended by Master Zhao! First of all, from the perspective of the community environment, the house recommended by Master Zhao is located in the center of the park and shopping area. Both are within a 10-minute walk. It is very convenient. Besides, the community is so quiet because there is no main road without few traffic, so children are very safe when playing on the street. Secondly, from the perspective of the house structure, five bedrooms, 2 complete kitchens, 2 complete laundry rooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 large study room (I converted it into a gym), 2 parallel garages, plus an oversized backyard, so The house fully meets all our life needs, perfect! In addition, the most important point is that Master Zhao understands that I will have financial burden after I come to Canada and cannot find a job right the way, so he suggested that I transform the two bedrooms + one bath and by adding a laundry room on the first floor into a Legal Suite, with separate entrances, tenants and The homeowners do not influence each other, so that I can get 1,000-1200$ in rental income per month. He used his previous building experience, measured and provided a layout drawing to my contractor. After listening to Master Zhao’s opinion, I have indeed benefited a lot. Since 2018, I have been living by myself and collecting rent at the same time. I have a lot of loan pressure. Before buying a house, Master Zhao also did a lot of in-depth research, such as whether the former owner did a good maintenance of the house, whether there is mold inside the house (the Canadian wooden structure house if not well maintained and easy to get mold), and whether the house facilities are perfect working ( Such as ventilation system, heating, roof maintenance, etc.)… In short, Master Zhao will help meticulously investigate what the customer thinks and unexpected, and he will professionally tell the customer the advantages, disadvantages, and possible costs of the house in the future. I remember very clearly what he said at that time: “There is no perfect house, only the house that suits you best, so the one that suits you is the best!”
* Our family in Canada has been 2 years living in this house. We all love this house. It is so perfect in our hearts. We are also very grateful to Master Zhao for buying it for us as quickly as possible from the most professional perspective. BC introduced a foreign buyer tax three days after we buying the house, which means that if you buy it three days later, we will have to pay more than 100,000 Canadian dollars. thank God! Thank you Master Zhao! Such a good timing!
* Now we and Master Zhao’s family have become very good friends. Master Zhao is not only an expert as a realtor, he is also omnipotent when going up and down the sea and mountain. We have learned a lot of field knowledge from Master Zhao. Of course, if there are any problems with the house Master Zhao is always willing and knowledgable to help.
* With Master Zhao, Nothing is a problem!
－－Nanaimo- Doe Ma Family
－－Nanaimo- Xiaoyun Liu
－－Vancouver Jet Li & Lily Yang
－－Vancouver- David Klaeboe
— Nanaimo- Lisa Yu
* John will flexibly use his professional knowledge and rich trading experience for you to get the most benefit in your property transaction.
* I have been conducting my property transactions through him.
–Nanaimo- Luke Li
* John Zhao not only possesses real estate agent’s professional knowledge and judgments on housing construction, location, investment potential, etc., as an old islander for nearly 20 years, he loves food (10 minutes quick and delicious cooking) and loves fishing (He can call out the scientific names of all kinds of strange-shaped sea creatures), love the forest (know the most secret hiding place for mushrooms), love hunting (although it is rejected by his son), love all the beautiful things. He brought us not only the house but an exploration of the infinite possibilities of the lifestyle on this beautiful island.
* Finally we settled down in a quiet place by the sea, watching the ebb and flow of the tide, watching the momentarily changes of the clouds.
* If you also want to find a place to live on this island, talk to John Zhao. If you want to have a richer life here, you definitely should talk to John Zhao.
－－ Nanaimo- Bin & Lingling