In 2011, I built my own boutique private professional office to encompass a group of creative, like-minded, world class people that share my vision, and together we create the best client services executing unparalleled industry innovation. Our boutique approach has created a culture that spurs collaboration, innovation, technology and social media with a unique marketing approach that extends our client services far beyond traditional offerings to ensure our clients achieve better results.
We believe that beautiful design evokes emotion. Emotion stirs the soul and creates a connection between the client and a home. Therefore, we’re invested heavily in bringing all aspects of the real estate experience completely in-house. Our creative team includes custom graphic design, professional staging, amazing photography, cinematography and film production, social media expertise, marketing and media strategy, innovative technology, internet optimization, cloud based transaction management, personable and prompt service. This boutique approach not only allows us a streamlined process, complete control of design, marketing and technology outreach, but also gives us the look & feel of a true boutique private office, giving our clients a unique real estate experience. We’re not trying to be the biggest in the industry – just the best.
We place a premium on honesty and integrity. We envision ourselves as a lifestyle-driven group, committed to intelligently informing and connecting our local community. We understand the rapid change of the technological landscape and increasingly fragmented data in the real estate industry and know the imperative need for transparent communication with our clientele. It’s changed how we see our role. We provide qualitative and quantitative market knowledge, so our clients can make the most informed decisions. For over a decade I have built Real Time software and Real Time dashboards for my clients and have proudly taken it one step further sharing part of the program in a partnership with developers to design a ‘real-time trends’ dynamic market analytics program, shared by Realtors® across Canada.
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- Personal Real Estate Corporation, Principal -
Derek's passion for selling real estate and lifestyle in the beautiful Central Vancouver Island area is as strong today as ever, keeping involved in every aspect. He's one of Canada's Top Realtors®, leader in the industry for the past 20+ years, negotiation specialist, and an early adopter of sophisticated online marketing. He thrives on creating a 'buzz' in business and innovative real estate technology. If you are serious about selling your home, there is not a more effective or impressive marketing program for success anywhere in the industry today.
- Marketing Director, unlicensed-
After studying business and economics at the university level, Angeline found professional success in the marketing and fashion industry in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. Bringing her eye for design esthetics, her strong communication skills and her modern style to the team, she offers her own unique skills to communication and art direction. Awarded the prestigious National Cosa Award in 2012 for customer service excellence, as our Marketing Director, Angeline brings her unique talents to market our Gallery of Homes.
- Real Estate Photographer -
Wolfgang has a unique ability to see spaces from the eye of the camera. The compositions he creates are meticulously planned and executed with great care. For Wolfgang it’s more than just photographing homes, but showcasing lifestyle and the way we live. Wolfgang can handle most any request and works with every client to ensure their listing looks picture perfect.
- Personal Real Estate Corporation - Partner -
Connie is a Gillette and Associates Partner licensed with eXp Realty. Connie has worked with some of the highest priced sales in the Central Vancouver Island Region and gained parnership status because of her extensive local real estate knowledge and sales volume. Connie is exceptional at helping clients navigate the Real Estate market, listening carefully to focus on their needs, navigating with clear communication, and matching lifestyle goals to their ideal home. She has a deep appreciation for what Central Vancouver Island has to offer and is excited to share the natural beauty, inviting communities, and incredible lifestyle.
- Operations Manager, unlicensed -
Accounting, budgets, shaping systems, creative, brand awareness ... whatever the need, whatever the concern, she is here to help discern what the next step will be. Overseeing and managing business development, process and efficiency, ensuring we execute at the highest level, consistently deliver our brand message, and deliver premium client value - for which we strive. She works to collaborate and combine efforts to help make Derek Gillette Personal Real Estate Corporation the success it is today.
- Client Care Coordinator, unlicensed -
Fiona is a perfect fit in our Boutique Group with her true passion for customer service and people. Drawing from over 30 years of experience in a variety of environments, she confidently assists in guiding our clients through every step of their Buying and Selling process. Fiona has found Real Estate to be the perfect place to build relationships and create a positive experience for our clients along the way.
- International Specialist, Licensed -
Samson is a licensed Realtor who can service his clients by multiple languages including English and Chinese Mandarin as well as Cantonese. He has been living on Vancouver Island for 13 years, which means he has a strong knowledge and experience about this Island, especially Central Vancouver Island. Very good organizational ability and communication skill. Samson can offer you the most valuable and professional suggestions. Everlasting faith and high quality of service is his goal and job target.
- eXp Realty, Realtor® -
Kai Huculak has accumulated over 10 years of sales experience while working on his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Global Studies. His passion for the real estate industry coupled with the encouragement of family members led Kai to pursue his dream as a Realtor. He obtained his real estate license through the UBC Sauder School of Business. Kai will go above and beyond to ensure clients are well advised and informed throughout the buying and selling process with his belief in transparency and communication.
Joined eXp Realty, the largest residential Real Estate Brokerage in North America.
Top 52 in Canada & #41 Internationally*.
Internationally recognized at #41 out of 113,800 associates in over 100 countries.
Dai is certified and recognized by Google as an expert in online advertising.
Ranked #1 for RE/MAX Vancouver Island and top 4 RE/MAX Western Canada for individual sales.
Ranked #1 for RE/MAX Vancouver Island and top 9 RE/MAX Western Canada for individual sales.
Ranked one of Canada's top Realtors by REP Magazine.
Ranked #1 for RE/MAX Vancouver Island and top 20 RE/MAX Western Canada for individual sales.
A revolutionary marketing tool that allows buyers to move through space for the most immersive online experience.
In 2015, after extensive partner development, we launched Trenlii.com, a real-time visual market trends program for use across the real estate industry, giving REALTORS instant access to, and better understanding of, complex market data.
In 2014, I was the first to receive an open SFOC from Transport Canada and implementing UAV drone videos to showcase my client properties. Videos were produced in-house via my specialized marketing department.
Launched an independent branding company, specializing in the branding of real estate developments. Re-branding of The Ridge development (top of Glen Oaks Drive) to become a success in sales and in public awareness as a Liveable Community - thoughtful planning creating harmony between the natural environment and west coast modern aesthetics.
Realizing that my unique approach to real estate sales, fine-tuned to the highest level and unmatched by my competitors, demanded elevating my client experience even further with a boutique real estate office. I offer a unique group of extensively experienced real estate specialists, working in a collaborative culture that extends my client services far beyond convention - no extra cost. 2011 marked the year RE/MAX International awarded me their highest honor, Circle of Legends Award, 196th worldwide and the first on Vancouver Island.
The first of five years+ to receive government funding for online real estate research and development - technology grant for innovative online development. Nanaimohomes.com - web design awards and voted one of the best real estate websites, built Showing Tracker - tracks listing showings and provides seller feedback, Seller's Suite with Pricing Gauge, launched roomplanner.ca - 'move in before you buy'.
Launched Nanaimo and area's first Luxury Real Estate website. Certified 'Luxury Home Specialist' designation.
Personal Real Estate Corporation
One of Canada's Leading Realtors
#1 Nanaimo Realtor® 2015 - 2018 RE/MAX*
Top 52 Canada RE/MAX*
Consistently one of Nanaimo's Top REALTORS® RE/MAX International Individual - 2017*
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