Buying a Home


Searching for a home in Victoria’s hot real estate market alone can be a daunting and timely chore. Janine being born and raised in Victoria, has an extensive knowledge of the City and surrounding communities and its rich history. With Janine’s positive & approachable outlook, she can oversee every step of the buying process by first consulting with her Buyers & listening to their overall needs, “must-haves” and “deal breakers’ when searching for a home. 

Passionate for real estate, Janine educates Buyers on the intricacies of the buying process, and relieves the stress and financial risk by tirelessly bringing it all together for a close. Buyers are ensured of a smooth transaction, ensuring complete satisfaction.

The process of buying a home has changed greatly and In many ways, the buying and selling part of the industry has accelerated change in an old-school industry to a new modern approach in digital marketing and virtual reality.

Janine’s updated approach to helping Victoria’s home Buyers is consistent with her values that clients expect and reflects the new safety protocols and requirements needed for today. Janine continues to:

•Embrace fresh ideas, innovative approaches & bold thinking
•Be real , forth-right and transparent 
•Work hard & hustle hard 
•Be responsive and available at all times 
•Obsess over the details
•Do the right thing for the long term, by putting people over profits.
•Be flexible with “in-person” or “virutal/digital” meetings that best suits the client’s needs
•Prioritize safety always first & ensure Covid Protocols are met

                                                   Why Hire Janine?

Assisting Buyers with Pemberton Holmes in Victoria BC - Janine Thomson

Local Knowledge

-Finding the right property, specific neighbourhood that meets your wants & needs.
-Schedule appointments to tour homes ‘personally’ or ‘virtually’ by phone or video.
-Get all the necessary documents needed for land titles, municipal registered documents, history of permits, floor plans, bylaws, strata documents and disclosure statements.
-Explain the layout of the neighbourhoods, schools, and communities as a whole with walk-score technology
-Looks for all the necessary vitals on the home, its age and it structures.
-Help Buyers decide which home is right for them, explaining the ‘ins and outs’ of various options

Consumed about the details

-Perform extensive due diligence before you make an offer. -Strive for flawless paperwork
-Offer advanced legal expertise for the tricking stuff -Communicate efficiently and ensure you know everything that is going on.
-Instruct and recommend in an organized fashions step for step detail

Negotiate the offer

-Advises you on appropriate price point and gets you your home at the best possible price.
-Prepares & supplies all legal documents and advises on writing a powerful offer.
-Works tirelessly throughout the process to ensure things are done in a timely matter and are successfully completed. -Negotiates on your behalf through her strong negotiation strategies and with her experience in multiple offer situations, Janine tirelessly goes to bat for you to win the offer.


-Will refer you to reliable companies and professionals like mortgage brokers, home inspectors, moving companies, lawyers, land surveyors, accountants, and any other real estate or home specialists.
-Supplies checklists to help you through the process on your end to make sure that your move is smooth and stress free.

Overcoming Setbacks

-Advises you on overcoming any issues that maybe related to financing, subject conditions, appraisals and inspection reports to help proceed with a productive conclusion.

Truth & Transparency

- Janine believes in NO B.S. real estate. She wants to make sure a 100%, that her clients buy the right house & only the right house for them.

Let's find your perfect home! Contact me today!

Janine Thomson

Pemberton Holmes

103-814 Goldstream Ave  Victoria,  BC  V9B 2X7 

Mobile: 778-678-5466

Phone: (250) 384-8124

Toll Free: 1-800-665-5303

Fax: 250-380-6355