Victoria. I love living in Victoria! The beautiful scenery, the temperate climate, the active city life all bring a joy of living here. I made Victoria my home while attending the University of Victoria 40+ years ago. While here I earned in 1982 a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. I went on to eventually form my software consulting company Gasman Industries Ltd. I bring a wealth of experience from running my software company for over 35 years. In my free time I’ve also kept active operating and maintaining a number of our own short, mid, and long term rentals in Victoria over the last 20 years.++ see more
Rosemary and Gary were absolutely wonderful in our search for a new home. From the outset, we were impressed with their thoughtful and ethical approach as realtors, and their commitment to giving us every assistance imaginable. We spent entire days and countless kilometres in their vehicle, being chauffeured to viewings. They were infinitely patient with our great (and sometimes conflicting) requirements for a new living space, and left no possiblity unexplored, even when it came to suggesting properties that would have yielded them a very low commission, had we chosen to purchase. And we can't list the number of phone hours they gave us, and the number of detailed emails they sent, making sure we had all the information we needed before we finally made the big leap. Knowing that they give the same diligence and devotion to the sellers they represent, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Rosemary and Gary to anyone either buyIng or selling. We can't commend them highly enough.
August 8, 2022
Rosemary & Gary were both excellent! They treated the whole process with absolute professionalism which made us feel like we were in good hands. Our condominium sold for well over the asking price with multiple offers! Extremely happy with the whole experience. Thank you Rosemary & Gary.
May 9, 2022
Rosemary and Gary recently sold our home. What was clear from the start is that we were their highest priority (even during hours where you'd expect they would be "off-line"). Having a two realtor team helped in this regard. They were up to speed on a multitude of places to advertise our home for maximum exposure, and cover the expenses to do so within their standard realtor fees. Rosemary and Gary knew about the latest technology to display our home, and used it effectively. They gave useful information on how to prepare our home for sale. Gary even offered for us to use his personal tools to help with this. Rosemary and Gary are very personable, and don't ever talk down to you. They kept us up to date on what was going on with the sale so we didn't have to ask. This really helped reduce the stress of selling a home. We highly recommend them.
May 7, 2022
Gary and Rosemary helped us find our first home. As a team, one of them was always quick to answer any questions and coordinate with the seller, our broker, and other professionals. If you need anything, they were willing to help figure out a solution whether it was by taking care of it themselves, or recommend someone who could help. We appreciate the help with our townhouse purchase, thanks!
March 6, 2022
We are so glad we asked Rosemary and Gary to be the ones to sell our mother's home. They were knowledgeable, tireless and kind -- in one instance Gary even jumped into the car late in the evening and came over to help, when we'd somehow locked ourselves out of the condo. Rosemary's attention to detail and communications on our behalf were top-notch, and she was always prompt and thorough in her email replies. It was clear through every step of this process that the two of them were working for us, while displaying great professional integrity across the board. We can't imagine having had a better realtor experience. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
January 21, 2022
Good communications with these realtors. They actually helped get rid of some excess materials in the garage. They had great suggestions on cleanup and prepping the house to be presentable. Thanks a bunch as it showed well.
November 25, 2021
I am the first-time house buyer and had a limited budget but a long-time dream to own a house. Rosemary and Gary greatly helped me to purchase a half-duplex within my budget and for very reasonable price. I have truly appreciated all their knowledge and experience, additional care and time spent on me to explain everything in-detail, and that provided support throughout the purchase process. I would surely and highly recommend Rosemary and Gary for your housing needs; whether its selling or buying.
May 15, 2021
I recently needed to sell a home in Victoria. But this had to be done remotely, as I live on the island on the other side of Canada !
Through a lawyer we asked for three Comparative Market analyses from different sources. One in particular stood out from the others in the detail of its account of the house's strengths and weaknesses, the depth of its market analysis, and the many recommendations for improving the sale prospects. So, despite the fact that their initially suggested asking price was well below the other two, there was no hesitation in engaging the services of Rosemary Tulett and Gary Sims.
And I have to say that the service they provided was OUTSTANDING. In the absence of the Seller much beyond the usual perforce fell to them. Although the house was almost empty there remained things to be removed and stored. There was cleaning and floor finishing to be organized. There was paintwork to be done, most of which Gary himself took on. Drapes to be bought, woodwork repairs, groundscaping and garden to be tended to; and all was done with the greatest care and attention to detail.
They kept me constantly abreast of the progress by virtual means. And when the house finally went on the market it sold immediately, for well above the new (and much higher) asking price.
I could not have had a better experience. I can recommend them without reservation.
April 8, 2021
Rosemary helped me purchase my first home and I cannot say enough about how knowledgeable she was of the area and process, as well as her attention to detail and patience. She took me to many viewings and was always on-time and well prepared, but at the same time I never felt pressure to rush on a purchase.
Throughout the process, Rosemary was always extremely friendly and caring towards me and my family; you can tell that she genuinely cares for you and only wants what’s absolute best for her clients. It is also easy to see that Rosemary is extremely passionate for Real Estate and genuinely enjoys what she does.
If you are in the market to purchase a home, I would absolutely recommend Rosemary and would not hesitate to reach out to her again in the future.
December 29, 2020
As retirees, relocating to Victoria from another province was daunting. Housing markets vary between cities and we weren't even exactly sure what we wanted or could afford to buy. We found Rosemary to be very personable and understanding of the challenges involved and, besides going to work right away seeking out real estate options for us, she shared her realtor knowledge and experience which aided greatly in our decision-making.
Rosemary is absolutely thorough when it comes to the process and legalities involved with real estate. The property we purchased is situated on land sub-leased from other parties and therefore had additional layers of paperwork and negotiation. Rosemary ensured all the information was clear and that no process was overlooked which might have ramifications at a later date; all the "i's" were dotted and "t's" crossed! This was most reassuring.
We purchased a modestly priced home (as per the Victoria market) however we really appreciated the fact that Rosemary gave us her dedicated attention as if though we had purchased a multi-million dollar property. No matter how big or how small your real estate needs are, whether buying or selling, Rosemary has proven that it is her CLIENT and his/her needs that come first!
Rosemary kept us up to date with information every step of the way in a courteous and timely manner. If you are new to buying or selling property, rest assured Rosemary has the expertise to guide you through the process to make the whole experience as smooth and pleasant as possible. We highly recommend her service!
December 23, 2020
Rosemary helped me to sell my home and downsize into the purchase of a townhouse. She was knowledgeable and well researched throughout the process. I really appreciated all of the extra time she took to explain things throughout both the selling and buying of my home. She ensured that I understood each step in both processes and I never felt rushed. I would definitely recommend Rosemary for selling or buying a new home, especially for seniors, who might want the level of understanding and care for a senior’s specific needs that she can provide.
September 25, 2020
#59 14 Erskine Lane
Listed by Donald St Germain of Sotheby's International Realty Canada
#B 83 Sims Ave
Listed by Justen Lalonde of Royal LePage Coast Capital - Chatterton