Our Marketing Plan 

How does it work? We will come out evaluate your recreational property. Provide a recommended List price, Full market research to back my opinion. We offer a 25% reduction on the list side of the contract..Example if your property was Sold for $1,000,000 We would save you $4,250

We offer a marketing package to each property we list:

Drone video

Youtube video

Color floorplans

Listing brochures

Professional Photography

Our only criteria is the property must be Lakeview, Lakefront, River front, River view. "Recreational permanent or seasonal"

How buyers search for homes has changed dramatically in the past decade, as has our marketing efforts to get our listings out in front of those buyers. In a recent study 92 percent of home buyers now use the internet in their lake home search, with over half of those buyers "starting" their home search online.  Additionally, over 50 percent of home searches are now done on mobile devices including smartphones and iPads. Having a powerful internet marketing system is significant in today's changing real estate market and the backbone of our marketing efforts to give your property maximum exposure!

Responsive Website

Our website has been totally redesigned from the ground up to meet the changing real estate marketplace. It's totally responsive design allows it to be viewed not only from desktop computers, but from mobile devices as well.  Plus, it is now very search friendly including large pictures, drop down search menus, easy to find selling and buying guides, and great tools such as a home value estimator and mortgage calculator.

Single Property Websites

We give each of our listings it's own personal property webpage that is dedicated to the online marketing of your property. Featuring large pictures, property description, location map, community info, and even a neighborhood Walk Score®, these property websites are distributed through our online network of real estate websites including over 400 personal realtors websites.


We "Showcase" all of our listings on Realtor.ca®. As the Canadian official property website, Realtor.ca® is one of the most visited real estate search sites on the internet, attracting more than 10 million views from over 4 million unique visitors each month.

Facebook market place and all other local and abroad property website

Social Networking 

More and more buyers are looking to social media sites to get information on Lake homes for sale on Vancouver Island lake. We leverage social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and Pinterest to make your property more visible and attractive to the modern buyer.

Google AdWords & SEO

Our company understands the importance of being on the first page of Google to attract buyers, and a major part of our marketing plan is on our website search engine optimization (SEO) and spending on AdWords campaigns. You will often find VILAKEHOMES in the top spot for such popular searches for lakefront homes on Vancouver Island.

Open Houses

To maximize exposure, many of our agents hold houses open on a regular basis. These open houses are advertised on the MLS, Realtor.ca and over 400 other websites once listed in the Open House section of our website. To create additional interest in the real estate community, all of our listings are placed on multi level social media platforms.

Traditional Marketing Methods

Although many traditional marketing methods have little impact in selling lake property in today's high tech world, our agents still use some of these methods in marketing your home.  Thanks to our busy Central Vancouver Island location, we produce professional flyers for all our listings that can be found in our flyer rack and window displays that are visible to buyers 24/7.  And, of course, when a VILAKEHOMES "for sale" sign goes up in the yard, it not only lets the public know your property is for sale, but that it is being listed by an extraordinary agent.

Location, Location, Location

It was the New York Times in 1956 that stated "The three most important things about real estate were location, location, location" and we couldn't agree more.  We cannot think of a better location in Nanaimo for a real estate office than the busy Central Location. Thanks to our location in Nanaimo our office is close to the ferry and float planes and Central to all lakes and rivers on the Island.

MLS® property information is provided under copyright© by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board and Victoria Real Estate Board. The information is from sources deemed reliable, but should not be relied upon without independent verification.