“I started in the business as an Executive Office Assistant for a small real estate brokerage. I studied the real estate course and once licensed, I moved over to the Pemberton Holmes Cloverdale office. As a new agent, I reached out to the top producers at that time with a direct letter.
One agent connected with me right away, and I was off and running. There have been many times when long-time agents offered me help, especially when I needed them most. The support and sense of being cared about is ever-present. I have always felt at home here.
When Steve Kopnyitzki joined on as managing broker, I was very pleased to learn how much knowledge and expertise he has. He is always available to guide and direct agents along the bumpy road of this ever-changing industry.
The staff are remarkable and I cannot express my gratitude enough. I value that Pemberton Holmes is the island’s first real estate brokerage. And the fact that Mike Holmes is a direct descendant of the original founders of this company.
This pride in ownership, professionalism, and integrity radiates out to all new agents. It is especially evident with all agents who have been with the company from the start of their careers. You know who you are and I love being a part of this team with you and the Pemberton Holmes family.”
May Chamberland, REALTOR® with Pemberton Holmes for 18 years
About Pemberton Holmes
Pemberton Holmes Ltd. has been a Vancouver Island company since 1887 and is one of the longest established real estate firms in North America. When our founder, Joseph Despard Pemberton, embarked on his journey to Vancouver Island, he could never have foreseen how his earnest work philosophy would inspire five generations to carry on in his footsteps, building one of the largest independently owned and operated real-estate firms on the Island. Our expertise, knowledge, and culture of support put in place so many years ago has been the foundation for our success. We have seen a lot of different businesses come and go, but we persist, because we know what works. Be a part of a reputable company and a household brand, and grow your business with Pemberton Holmes. With 16 offices up and down island, and over 280 REALTORS®, you can be sure to find everything you need.
Our company has grown tremendously in the last 10 years, due to our philosophy of providing transparent and valuable service to our agents. After all, you pay a lot of money to be in this business and your brokerage should have your back. Whatever the issue may be, you can be sure the team at Pemberton Holmes will stand by you 100%.
Would you like to become a REALTOR® and enjoy a career in real estate? Are you considering changing brokerages?
Explore our website to get the low-down on how our brokerage can make your business better. We offer a variety of options that help to support, train, and provide you with the tools you need to be successful. Best of all, our fees are among the most competitive. Get everything you need and keep more of your hard-earned commission with Pemberton Holmes.