TESTIMONIALS

What our clients are saying...


My husband and I live in California and are planning our retirement back in Canada. We were not familiar with the real estate market but knew the area where we wanted to search. We are so glad that we found Jane! She is experienced, professional, and personable.  She listened to our wants and needs, kept us focused on properties within those parameters, and her familiarity with Arbutus Ridge provided real insight. My husband had particular reservations about earthquake risks and Jane connected us with a knowledgeable professional who could alleviate those fears. We are so happy with our new home, the price we paid, and our new future.  Jane is a treasure, and we are so glad we found her! A shout out to Jane’s client manager, Danielle, who was very prompt and efficient for all questions.

Linda Buffett - Cobble Hill

My husband and I live in California and are planning our retirement back in Canada. We were not familiar with the real estate market but knew the area where we wanted to search. We are so glad that we found Jane! She is experienced, professional, and personable.  She listened to our wants and needs, kept us focused on properties within those parameters, and her familiarity with Arbutus Ridge provided real insight. My husband had particular reservations about earthquake risks and Jane connected us with a knowledgeable professional who could alleviate those fears. We are so happy with our new home, the price we paid, and our new future.  Jane is a treasure, and we are so glad we found her! A shout out to Jane’s client manager, Danielle, who was very prompt and efficient for all questions.

Linda Buffett - Cobble Hill

As first-time home buyers, knowing nothing at all, Kayla was a treat!!. She was always available to show us new homes no matter the time and place, and made it a fun and easy experience. She was always there to answer each and every question and doubts we had. From our first meeting- Kayla also learned that we did not have a mortgage broker or a home inspector and immediately we were given incredible referrals!! Each person we worked with, referred by Kayla were professional, understanding and patient with us being first time home buyers!! The experience was incredible and invaluable. We would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy a home. Thank you so much Kayla!! We could not be happier with this experience and our new home. You are not just our realtor but a friend for life.

Kanika and Aakash - Langford

I'd like to thank Jane Johnston, and the team at The Briar Hill Group for an incredible job well done on selling my Condo. Jane's experience and knowledge of the local real estate market is second to none, and the communication I received from her and the rest of the team throughout the process of selling my home was spot on.

If you're in the market to buy, or sell a home you'd do well to have Jane and her team help you through the process.

Dan - Langford

Kayla was my realtor for the recent sale of our executive style home in Saanich. Hmm... where do I start, there are so many things I noticed that blew me away every time this young lady interacted with me or my family during this whole process. Kayla, is someone who will go above and beyond her role as a realtor. She is full of energy, always willing to solve all problems or obstacles that come your way and super duper strong if lifting is required! My home was a one of a kind listing - it was for a mature buyer group and Kayla was able to have the property sold within weeks in this challenging market & economy. She was always willing to help me setup the home, finish anything I could not do, ensure the house was secure during any showing or open house and helped decorate as well. This young lady is so bubbly and positive; at any time of the day you call upon her and need her advice. Do not hesitate to reach out to Kayla for her expertise, I can assure you she will go above and beyond her role and deliver an excellent outcome.

Lakshmi & Chaman Hira - Saanich

We were very pleased with the detailed work that Jane did in the process of finding and helping us purchase a condo in Victoria and then managing the sale of our house, also in Victoria. Jane was always fully alert to activities and quickly dealt with our questions and issues. For the condo purchase Jane recommended a very thorough inspection company and  good lawyers.

As to the house we sold, the write-up and photos were first rate and helped us make a prompt sale with an unconditional offer. Jane also recommended good cleaners and moving company. All the activities were covered by detailed check lists. Her office staff were also first rate.

 Mary and Bob Towler - Victoria

This is my second successful house sale transaction thanks to Jane. Recently Jane worked with my brother and I to sell our rental house. Her local real estate knowledge and her many helpful suggestions on how to update the house for sale were invaluable. Jane’s professionalism, friendly personality, attention to every detail, timely responses as if we were her only client and proven selling strategies to close the deal (in this case over asking) are what make her the outstanding realtor she is. If you are buying or selling a home, I highly recommend Jane.

Denise -Esquimalt

I was referred to Jane and was delighted to work with her and Kayla. As a team, Jane and Kayla have an impressive amount of knowledge to share about Victoria, and the real estate market. They made viewing homes easy and the feedback they provided was always on-point. When I was ready to make an offer, Jane and Kayla were supportive and patient. I love my new home and would not have been able to find it without Jane and Kayla; they are an incredible real estate team.

Kimberlie - Saanich

Jane and Kayla have been instrumental in making our first home purchase an exceptional experience. From the outset, they exhibited a remarkable dedication to our needs, attentively addressing every question with prompt and informative responses. They have invaluable resources, such as insightful YouTube videos on topics like crafting compelling seller letters and conducting thorough neighborhood assessments that really help us.

Again, A special mention to Kayla, whose unwavering support guided us throughout the process. Her genuine disposition and willingness to assist us in every aspect made a significant difference. Thanks to this dynamic team's assistance, we were able to find our dream home.

Without reservation, I truly recommend Jane and Kayla's team. Their expertise and commitment have left an indelible impression on us, from which I can say we had the privilege of working with the finest realtors in town.

Jorge and Paula - Sidney

Thank you for your help on the sale and purchase of my properties. You go above and beyond and that is why you are a top performer.

Pauline - Sidney

I'm sure this sounds like a cliche review, but as a first time home-buyer entering the Victoria market it was daunting. Kayla listened to exactly what I was looking for and found me a place that I'm super excited about. With her everything was seamless, fun, and most importantly, not stressful. I'd recommend Kayla 100x over to anyone looking for a new home whether it's your first or last.

Richard - Langford

Easily the most kind and down to earth realtor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Jane and her entire team were organized and efficient with everything. I highly recommend them whether you are buying or selling. I was super stressed and nervous about selling my place and Jane was amazing from start to finish. Not only did she get a bidding war started on my house, she also brought me multiple offers over asking. I was absolutely blown away. She then immediately jumped on the other end and helped me secure a deal for the new place I was buying. Jane & Danielle, thank you so so much for everything!!

Vanessa - Langford

My wife and I have had dealings with realtors in the past but this was our best experience ever. Kayla found our dream home and made it so simple purchasing this beautiful home. She had covered all our needs, even found us a great mortgage broker. We highly recommend Kayla for your next real estate transaction. Very happy clients.

Lou & Linda - Brentwood

Jane helped us sell my mother’s condo in record time (it was on the market for just 4 days). Thanks to a consultation with a stager provided by Jane, we were able to do a number of suggested upgrades to give it a fresher more modern look and everyone who came through loved it. Jane teamed with Remax realtor Stephen Calderwood on this sale and this combination worked well for us. Jane is a confident realtor who knows the market. She helped us price the condo appropriately for the current market conditions and this resulted in lots of interest and an offer too good to refuse.

Sue - Saanich

Jane was recommended to us by our realtor in Ottawa. While we had been making plans to move to Victoria, we had not begun looking seriously for a new home. When an MLS listing caught our attention, we contacted Jane. She worked very quickly and within a couple of hours, she was giving us a very thorough virtual tour. We were quickly convinced that this was the house for us. There was other interest in this property and Jane spent her weekend writing up our offer, arranging an inspection and connecting us with a mortgage specialist. Jane's professionalism, knowledge of the real estate market and experience were crucial in our securing our new home. We would have no hesitation about recommending Jane to anyone in need of real estate advice.

Eric & Cathie - Saanich

Jane was responsive, insightful and just plain fun to work with when we sold our townhouse and purchased a single-family home. The advice she offered before listing our place was invaluable and resulted in positive feedback from all showings, and ultimately a number of offers, and a quick sale. On the buying side, she provided a resourceful step-by-step guide to ensure all our required inspections, insurance, etc. were in place so conditions could be removed quickly and easily, and nothing fell through the cracks. She was always available to answer any questions that arose, and her relationships with other realtors, based on her reputation from being in the biz for many years, added to a very positive selling and buying experience. Highly recommend Jane and her team! 

 Jilly and Marc - Saanich

Can’t express how much I appreciate Jane! Patience, kindness, and a sense of humour… exactly what was needed to help me buy my new home from out of town and with a quick possession date!! Highly recommend Jane to anyone seeking to buy or sell their home.

Heather - Langford

“Have you ever had to close your eyes, be led by the hand, and have complete trust in the person guiding you? It is most definitely a scary feeling and not something you would want to do with just anyone. But Jane Johnston is not just anyone. Jane is an outstanding realtor that I have learned to have implicit trust in. Jane was able to set a price on our home in a declining market and receive multiple offers over asking. For this to happen I had to trust Jane’s strategy and just go with it. Jane has proven herself repeatedly as the realtor for our family and has led us through several highly successful transactions and for that we are most grateful.”

Kathleen - Victoria

“Working with Jane was awesome. She is knowledgeable, professional, friendly and above all gives honest feedback on properties. When it came time to compete, she was a calming presence to help me navigate the path forward and secure the condo I really wanted. I will 100% use Jane again when it comes time and will be referring friends and family who are buying in the greater Victoria Area. Thank you Jane!”

Anthony McLachlan - Langford

“Jane and her team exceeded all expectations! In such a fast-moving market her experience and steady hand was the most valuable asset. The strategy she recommended for pricing, timing, and staging helped attract multiple offers, all significantly above my asking price. Her expertise allowed us to have the most advantageous position to negotiate, ultimately resulting in the perfect offer! I am thrilled with the result and I am grateful for Jane and her guidance. The importance of a trusted professional, especially in such competitive times, cannot be overstated and Jane was this and more for me! I would absolutely recommend working with Jane and her team.”

Evan Girard - Langford

“Jane helped us to buy our first condo. We really appreciated how level headed and considered she was throughout the process. She was super prompt at replying to our messages and always ready to arrange a viewing. While the experience of buying property can be stressful, we were happy to trust Jane throughout the process!”

Hannah and Chris Griffiths - Victoria

"We are so thankful for the opportunity to work with Jane to buy our first home. We were amazed at how quickly she set up viewings (we were always one of the first people in) and replied to our questions at all hours of the day! We really valued her opinion on the homes we viewed and could tell immediately how knowledgeable she was on what to look for in a home. She made us feel like we were her only clients! We will 100% be using Jane in the future when we decide to move again."

Deborah & Isaac

"Jane is a goddess realtor! My entire experience with Jane, from first phone call to occupancy, was positive and delightful. Jane inspires confidence through her honest, friendly, pragmatic approach. Every query, every concern I had, Jane addressed directly and resolved immediately. She is professional and conscientious—not wasting anyone’s time—but generous and warm, and fun! Without question, I felt I could trust Jane and rely on her real estate expertise. She quickly understood my property preference and taste, and worked specifically to help me find the right place. I highly recommend Jane for anyone looking to buy or sell property in Victoria. The experience will be rewarding.”

Juliet Kershaw - Victoria

“When it was time to sell my condo I needed to find a good agent. A close friend referred me to Jane Johnston. I knew right away, when I met with Jane for the first time that she was special. She really knows the market, listened to my needs, and provided sound advice. As a Realtor she assisted me with the purchase and sale of my last 2 condo's and recently the purchase of a house.
I highly recommend Jane. She is the best.”

Luc Allard - Saanich

"We are so happy with the service we received from Jane as a realtor. She is very knowledgeable and experienced, extremely patient and respectful of your needs, and a genuinely nice person to work with through a very demanding process. In a challenging market that was scary to enter as first time home-buyers, Jane made navigating all the details that much easier. We would not hesitate to recommend Jane to others and to use her services again in the future. Thank you so much Jane! We love our new place!!”

MacKenzie & Greer - Esquimalt

“You want the best person possible to help you when dealing with real estate. They should be kind, professional & smart: someone willing to work with you and who gets things done. Jane Johnson is all of that and more. And she is a top agent in Victoria. Trust her advice. I did & reaped the rewards.”

Rick Monks - Victoria

“So nice to work with such a courteous and competent professional. Thank you Jane, and team, for a job very well done.”

Simon - North Saanich

“Jane has now helped me with two rounds of real estate transactions (buying and selling twice in four years). I am so grateful for her depth of knowledge of the real estate market and her sage advice. Buying and selling a home is a nerve- wracking process at the best of times, not to mention doing this in the midst of big life changes and a very challenging market, but Jane helped me navigate all the ins and outs (and ups and downs) so patiently and supportively. Jane and her team are very efficient, thorough, and responsive. I recommend Jane highly to anyone who wants a true professional in their corner when navigating the housing market.”

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Susan Low - Saanich

“We were very fortunate to have Jane recently help us to find our new home in a very competitive market. It was challenging as we were currently living in the Interior of B.C. making the house search across the distance even more complicated. Jane was excellent in providing prompt feedback to many of our questions and being readily available for any assistance needed in our search. Jane was extremely knowledgeable regarding the current market guiding us each step of the way. We would highly recommend Jane when searching for your new home.”

Susanne and Michel - Central Saanich

"In moving from Toronto to Victoria we left behind an established realtor- friendship of some fifteen years, and therefore a hard act to follow! Nevertheless, Jane rose to the challenge and exceeded our expectations. She quickly established herself as a 'trusted advisor' and eased us into the market with local insights and sage advice. She is patient and solicitous - and although she is clearly in-demand and busy - we always felt like her #1 priority. Carol and I would happily recommend Jane to anyone. Importantly, she's a genuine person and fun and easy to do business with."

Gavin and Carol

“It was a pleasure to work with Jane Johnston. We became aware of her work through her informative and engaging youtube videos. As new Victoria transplants from Toronto, we were delighted to know that she used to live where we're arriving from. She's warm, easy to communicate with and patiently matched our sense of urgency. We were lucky and able to secure our new home just a few days after starting our work together. We're so happy to start our new life on the island. Thank you, Jane and your awesome team, for such a pleasant time and successful deal!”

Charm & Yeemi

“We’d like to express our thanks and appreciation to Jane Johnston. Besides keeping us laughing and calm, Jane was a pillar of patience as we dragged her all over the Saanich Peninsula. Having renovated so much for herself, she is able to see problems and fixes the rest of us don’t notice. Her sage advice kept us from making mistakes and in the end, we got a beautiful home in the perfect neighbourhood. Thank you Jane. It was more than a pleasure working with you! I hope we do it again!”

Cynthia and Diran

“Jane was recommended to us through a mutual friend when we were looking to move. She helped us purchase a beautiful home in our preferred neighbourhood in a highly competitive market. And then brilliantly managed the sale of our existing home in one day!"

Tim and Holly - Colwood

“Jane was a treat! She made every showing informative and relaxed, answering questions easily and honestly, whether about this particular apartment or real estate in general."

Dorina

"When my husband's new job moved us from Toronto to Victoria we were fortunate to have a family friend recommend we contact Jane for our real estate needs. Jane was fabulous and a joy to work with, first over the phone and then email, finally culminating in an in-person whirlwind house hunting trip over Canada Day. Jane is very thorough and professional, and has deep insights into neighbourhoods, schools and communities that is invaluable to newer Victorians. We found our dream home and she helped us negotiate and walked us through the home-buying process from across the country. I wouldn't hesitate to refer Jane to anyone looking to make a move either to, or within, the Island."

January and Michael ~ Langford

"We feel so lucky to have called Jane for help when we decided to move from our house into independent living. Jane listed and managed the sale of our home while we were in isolation because of Covid 19. She did this in two days for more than the asking price. We have advised all our friends of how much we appreciate her good sense, hard work and friendliness."

Bud and Faith Stanley.

“Working with Jane has been a real pleasure. She’s very prompt with her responses, encouraging when the chips were down, and open and honest in working though decisions with us. And her knowledge of the Victoria area is second to none! We’ve already recommended her to friends and colleagues.”

Jake & Adam

“Jane was referred to me be a friend and she was just amazing! When we were looking at different places, she was able to point out the pros and cons that I was missing because she paid attention to what I was looking for. Great experience, great realtor!”

Kyrle Symons

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