Real Estate is a results based business. Carlee Jahelka delivers results....
An entrepreneur at heart, Carlee has always viewed the world with a unique perspective, questioning the status quo and continually looking for opportunities to provide a better approach. Carlee recognized early on that Real Estate would be the career path for her, as it offered an unparalleled opportunity to positively affect the lives of her clients by providing effective guidance, advice, and counsel throughout the buying and selling process. Understanding that each client has a unique set of circumstances, expectations, and requirements, Carlee takes a goal based approach where she starts with the end in mind and helps clients determine how Real Estate can be effectively used to help them achieve their optimal lifestyle. Carlee prides herself on her accessibility and commitment to exceptional service and is committed to building long-term relationships with clients where she will be relied on as their trusted Real Estate advisor for years to come.
After establishing a strong foundation in the industry and recognizing that residents of Nanaimo and Central Vancouver Island deserve a higher level of service excellence and marketing expertise from their Real Estate professional, Carlee founded the Jahelka Real Estate Group with the primary objective of establishing a high-performance team providing specialized Real Estate advisory services in the Residential, Luxury, and Commercial & Investment segments of the market. In line with this objective and due to the tremendous growth of the residential and luxury side of her business, Carlee will continue to leverage the region’s most effective home marketing platform, and focus her practice on providing advisory services for buyers and sellers of executive, luxury and waterfront property.
Carlee entered the real estate industry a number of years ago when she was offered the unique opportunity to join the top team in Remax’s Vancouver Crest Westside office at the level of Partner, an honour rarely presented to a rookie Realtor. Working alongside some of Vancouver’s top Realtors, she quickly established a name for herself as she learned the sophisticated strategies and tactics used to effectively market properties to the right buyers, close transactions quickly, and most importantly to ensure that the process was as stress-free as possible for her clients. In 2013, Carlee returned home to Nanaimo when the opportunity presented itself to move into Commercial Real Estate and work alongside and learn the business from arguably Vancouver Island’s top Commercial Realtor. During her tenure, Carlee co-managed a portfolio of approximately 125 listings, which allowed her to develop expertise in commercial sales & leasing, industrial sales & leasing, income property investing, business sales and acquisitions, as well as significant experience working with foreign investors, where she worked alongside immigration consulting firms to help facilitate transactions through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) program. Carlee holds a Business/Sociology degree and has completed a number of courses in UBC’s Urban Land Economics Program (DULE).
Away from the office, Carlee lives a purpose driven life. Having traveled to more than 45 countries, she is in the process of co-founding a charity that focuses on a number of initiatives intended to help build sustainable communities in developing nations.
My husband and I met Carlee Jahelka at an open house in Nanaimo and immediately found her pragmatic and honest comments to be refreshing and very constructive. The market was challenging for purchasers but we quickly discovered a wonderful home in Qualicum Beach. It was so nice to feel confident in our quick offer with Carlee’s knowledgeable support and the transaction moved along without a hitch. The Jahelka Real Estate Group also publishes a monthly Newsletter that I recommend to understand the moving parts of both the commercial and personal real estate markets. I visit their web site often for market summaries, updates and opinions on economic pressures that affect the real estate market.
- Nancy Singleton
Carlee and her team have provided consistent excellent service for two residential property purchases. Carlee is very quick to respond to all questions/requests, has a very good knowledge of the local real estate and rental market and is a pleasure to work with. As an out of town investor, I greatly appreciate her ability to identify and inform me of only the most fitting properties while not bogging me down with inappropriate listings. Additionally, Devin has shown an excellent knowledge of the commercial market and has provided very detailed answers to all my questions in that field.
- Scott Meixner
Recently I worked with Carlee Jahelka, from the Jahelka Group with regards to the sale of my house. This could have been a potentially stressful time for me as I had resided in this home for 22 years. Carlee was truly amazing as she guided me through the process. She is positive, has exceptional communication skills and is very organized. The marketing (photos, description, video etc.) of my home was done in an outstanding fashion. It made me wonder why I was selling it!!! The entire experience of selling my home was smooth, respectful and positive. I would not hesitate to recommend her as a potential real estate agent to anyone who is planning to sell their home.
- Linda Malmo
Carlee - a woman of great integrity. If you're looking for a realtor who truly has your best interests at heart, Carlee Jahelka is your realtor. Selling our home was very stressful and Carlee was there for us every step of the way. I can without a doubt say that choosing the Jahelka Group was a smart choice as their team of real estate professionals are exceptionally knowledgeable, hard working, respectful, trustworthy, open, honest and as for Carlee she is genuinely a very nice girl. It was a pleasure working with her. I have, am going to, and will continue to refer my friends and family to the Jahelka Group team... Thank you Carlee for making it happen !!
- Tyler Bourne
Excellent marketing that resulted in multiple offers over asking of our selling home. Carlee Jahelka is an extremely professional and ethical realtor. She and others at Jahelka Realty are very knowledgable and we easily trusted them with this most important business. We had a very positive experience in terms of both the sale of our old home and purchase of our new home. Highly recommended.
- Erin Ashbee
My husband and I have worked with many realtors in the past. Our experience and working relationship with Carlee has truely been the been the best of all interactions. Her professional and proactive drive has been very refreshing. Carlee went above and beyond with every aspect of our working relationship. Thank you Carlee - you are vibrant and tenacious. Our experience was flawless.
- D & J Poulsen
We were given Carlee's name by someone and we were impressed before we even met her. She phoned us to gather information about what features we were looking for in a home and presented us with options. We set a time to view properties with Carlee, to which she was very flexible as we were from out of town. Due to the limited availability of real estate options in Nanaimo, most of the options sold before we were able to view. Thankfully Carlee is constantly on top of new listings and she had already set up viewings with new listings that matched our criteria. We found Carlee to be very knowledgeable about not only the properties we were viewing but the housing market and history of the market in general. Due to her negotiation skills, we now own a waterfront retirement townhouse that we have always wanted and we can't wait to move in. We find it difficult to put in words how grateful we are to have been working with Carlee and we do not hesitate to recommend her.
- Kara-Lynn and Michael Bragg
Can't say enough really. My girlfriend and I had been house hunting for months and I work away so viewing listings and acting on any house we liked was a challenge to say the least. Everything was selling immediately and we felt more and more urgency to act. Carlee was on it from the get go and was keen to find us our perfect home. She worked hard for us and ended up finding a great house and the deal and transition was seamless. She was professional, attentive, extremely hard working and what I personally liked most was her communication with us. Her response time was amazing, and always kept us in the loop on everything. We appreciated that. Good service is hard to come by these days and I will be recommending her to anyone moving forward.
- Charlie Bendall
Working with Carlee and The Jahelka Real Eatate Group was a pleasure. Carlee was very available and on top of things sending us new listings as soon as they were available. I also appreciated how Carlee was quick to act and quick to respond - something very valuable in the competitive market. She was always available to happily answer questions. I felt comfortable that by working with Carlee we would get a great house at a great value - and we did!! Thanks Carlee and The Jahelka Real Estate Group for making our home buying experience fun, exciting, and comfortable!
- Mike Chiorando
Working with Carlee was fantastic from the first time we contacted her. She was so knowledgeable, and always available to answer questions. As first time home buyers we had lots of questions and Carlee was patient and gave us great advice throughout the whole process. Carlee helped us buy our dream home and there are not enough positive things that I can say about her, she consistently exceeded any expectations we had. I would recommend her to anyone who is thinking of buying a home.
Carlee was very professional in every way. I was impressed with her market knowledge. She knew all the listings and details about each without having to stop and look anything up. She kept us well informed all the way through the purchase process and continued with follow up after we moved in to ensure everything was right.
- Scott Hunter
My husband and I have bought and sold six houses over the last 30 years, All in different communities throughout BC. Carlee came highly recommended by the selling realtor of our last house. We were not disappointed. Over our 2 month journey in the hot Nanaimo real estate market she helped us remain calm and focused . Carlee was extremely professional and always available.
The Jahelka Group was fantastic! I felt supported throughout the whole process. Buying a house is one of the biggest decsions I've made to date and Carlee made sure all my needs were met. She was knowledgeable, professional and patient. I highly recommend Carlee and her team!
Carlee was so attentive to what we were looking for. She discussed many options. She was available anytime to go over listings or information. She was very professional and helped us through the entire process of purchasing our home from start to finish.
We have known and worked with Carlee and Devin for awhile now and would recommend them without hesitation to anyone interested in purchasing or selling personal or commercial real estate. They work hard and efficiently to get you all information needed to make a smart and financially prudent decision.
- Jared Cross
Had such a great time working with Carlee to sell our home! Super professional, knowledgeable, honest, and hard working! She made the whole process flawless for us. Highly recommend Carlee and the Jahelka Group to anyone looking to sell or buy real estate!
- Monica Kitchen
I was lucky enough to find a great place in just two days as Carlee quickly honed the possibilities available that would fit my budget in a convenient and safe location. Negotiations were conducted quickly and all queries resolved speedily to ensure subject removal was able to occur on the specified date. I was also glad to work with a company that gives back by donating a proportion of commission to support communities in other countries.
- Jeremy Marsh
Carlee Jahelka was amazing to work with. I was making my purchase from California and Carlee was instrumental in making sure that I found a wonderful home. She is energetic, persistent and committed to her customers. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a classy and professional real estate agent.
- Joanne Janson
We were referred to Carlee through good friends. Sometimes this works and others, not so much. In our case we were thoroughly impressed with Carlee...She went above and beyond in hiring a professional photographer to aid in the marketing process. Carlee kept us informed on all aspects of the selling process. She conducted a realtors open house and hosted several customer open houses as well. Though our condo was relatively new, it is located in a "difficult to sell area" which made this sale somewhat an issue....When we did get an offer for the condo, At no time did Carlee advise we take it without countering, in fact we went back and forth several times and finally settled on a price fair to both ourselves and the purchaser. Because this was the only offer received it would have been easy for Carlee to advise us not to push the buyer too much. She knew what was fair and she had our best interests in mind. We were very satisfied with the work ethic and professionalism shown by Carlee and would not hesitate for one moment in recommending her to others.
- Mike & Cathy Irwin
From the first meeting with Carlee to completion of the sale of our home and again with the purchase of our new home, we felt absolutely confident that Carlee and her team were working in our best interest. Our experience in dealing with the Jahelka Real Estate Group was very positive, prompt, and professional. We felt the way our home was showcased online and the high quality glossy brochure that was produced gave us a distinct advantage over other properties being advertised.Our home sold very quickly and Carlee was able to help us find the home of our dreams after showing us a number of possible options. Both of us have highly recommended Carlee to others looking to buy and sell real estate and from what we have heard their experiences have been very similar to ours. It really does make a difference who you have working for you and it doesn't get any better than the Jahelka Real Estate Group.
- Mickey & Lynn
Carlee was amazing and all that she offered in both selling and buying of the homes. She made my whole family feel comfortable and involved in the process. Leaving and moving to a house is a big change and she supported us through the process. WE appreciated having Carlee as our realtor.
Our house sold in two days, with multiple offers and for above the asking price!!! It couldn’t get any better than that. This truly is Real Estate Redefined. Thank you Carlee and the Jahelka Real Estate Group, you met & exceeded all our expectations.
- Jo & Andy
Jahelka Real Estate Group did a tremendous job on the marketing of our personal residence and we had an accepted offer after only being listed for 6 days. We look forward to future real estate transactions with the Jahelka Real Estate Group!
- Courtney Knapp
We set an unrealistic goal for Carlee to achieve. She met our goals, and surpassed our expectations in every way possible. She was extremely professional, but yet very personable. I was very skeptical at first with using a realtor, but after my experience with Carlee, I would never sell a house without one. I highly recommend Carlee and her team.
It was a pleasure working with an agent who conducted every aspect of our dealings professionally. Responses to questions were prompt and detailed. Getting depreciation reports when available allowed me to narrow the list of properties and to go in as a more informed buyer.
- Kerry V
I found Carlee super knowledgeable and available. In today's busy market you really need both to get what you want and feel you got value for your money. I have recommended her to two close friends already.
- Kristi Perry
Professional and helpful. Carlee made the process easy and stress-free for me as a first time home buyer
- Calvin Decker
Very lucky to have Carlee, as she has provided professional service, thoughtful information, and lots of tips.
- Haoran Fang
We decided to buy a property in Nanaimo on fairly short notice without much prior knowledge of the area. Carlee took us on a tour of different neighbourhoods explaining the pro and contra of each one. Once we settled on an area and a price range, she identified a suitable property immediately and arranged a showing the next day. That same evening our offer was accepted. The whole process was very smooth and only got confused by a bank appointed appraiser who did not do his job as required. Carlee came to the rescue and made sure that on the third attempt, the appraisal got done. This was no fault of hers in any way. The whole transaction was very satisfactory.
- Lars B.