Carlee is an award-winning real estate Advisor who primarily focuses her practice on providing advisory services for buyers and sellers of lifestyle properties and multi-family developers on Central Vancouver Island. Backed by a team of forward-thinking and knowledgeable professionals, Carlee leverages a highly effective home and project marketing platform to continually deliver exceptional results for her clients.
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. As such, Carlee co-founded the Jahelka Real Estate Group with the primary objective of establishing a high-performance team to elevate the level of Real Estate advisory services available to clients on Central Vancouver Island; a goal which she still strives to achieve on a daily basis as is borne out by the glowing testimonials she has received from her happy clients and by the awards and accolades she and her team continue to earn. While you won’t often find Carlee discussing these accomplishments, recognition such as placing in the top 3%* in her marketplace in her second full year after launching the group, ranking in the top 2%* nationally, and leading her team to #1 in her brokerage* in year 3, having her team named a Top 3 Agent in Nanaimo by ThreeBestRated.ca following their independent 50-point review by year 4 (and each year since), and in 2020 being named in the Top 35 Under 35 for Royal LePage Canada, are all simply validation that her vision for the group - a true “advisory” approach (in a business that has historically been transaction-driven), has been extremely well received in the marketplace.
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. After earning a degree in Business/Sociology and compiling 11 years of sales experience across a number of industries, Carlee entered the industry and was offered the unique opportunity to join the top team in Remax’s Vancouver Crest Westside office working alongside some of Vancouver’s top Realtors. Quickly establishing a name for herself, 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, all important lessons she continues to draw on today as she continues to position her clients to outperform the market while enjoying the experience along the way.
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, helping buyers determine how Real Estate can be effectively used to help them achieve their optimal lifestyle, and helping sellers and developers outperform the market and maximize their return. 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. Carlee cites responsiveness, honesty, and expertise as the three traits her clients have come to know and expect from her and prioritizes ensuring each and every client has an enjoyable experience working with her.
Away from the office, Carlee lives a purpose-driven life. Having travelled to nearly 50 countries, Carlee co-founded the Community Builders International Fund, which focuses on initiatives intended to help build sustainable communities in developing nations, and she serves as a Director of the International Widows & Orphans Fund (IWOF). Today when Carlee isn’t busy selling Central Vancouver Island Real Estate or making the world a better place, she can be found spending time with her young family and English Bulldog, Gomer, enjoying all that island life has to offer, whether at the lake or the local dog park or beachcombing with her little ones.
*Royal LePage **Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty
I can't say enough good about this brilliant, skilled, easy to work with, powerhouse of a woman! This was our first time buying a home and Carlee came recommended to me from a colleague. We simply couldn't have asked for a better experience. From her keen eye, while we looked at homes, to her straightforward honesty while reviewing our options and sharing her insights, to her efficiency and organization with managing all of the negotiations and paperwork, this woman will bring your home buying adventure to the next level. As DIY'ers, we often like to find our own "team" of people and do our own research first. After many failed attempts at consolidating a team of home inspectors, lawyers, mortgage specialists, etc, we finally started following the mantra "Just go with who Carlee recommended!" She endorses fantastic people with similar work ethic and we were so happy with everyone she referred us to along the way. After closing, we had some issues which she promptly dealt with. This woman is dedicated and passionate about her career and that is exactly why she excels in it.
TL;DR -- Do yourself a HUGE favour with your next home purchase -- choose Carlee! We will every time, for the rest of our lives.
- Jessica Callin
5 Years ago Carlee Jahelka was recommended to help us find a home in Nanaimo, we could not have been happier, we found a great house. This year( 2021) in spite of all the difficulties in this crazy housing market Carlee stepped up to the plate and knocked it out of the park! She helped us sell our home, breaking the selling price record for our neighbourhood! Not only did she guide us in making the right call getting us the best price but in no time we found our perfect home well within our price range. Carlee is always there eager to offer the best advice, and share her incredible knowledge of the market even at times when we were not quite ready to sell. She went above and beyond what we would ever expect of a real estate agent and was ever so helpful in getting our deals all worked out with utmost respect and integrity. I have not and would never hesitate to recommend her and her team for service to anyone who asked. She's honest, trustworthy, and above all makes you feel like family. Thanks, Carlee, you are the best!
- Tammie Hunter
We are pleased to give the Jahelka Group an unreserved and positive reference. The Group’s interaction with us was characterized by professionalism and competence of the highest order. Those two terms include the personal deportment of each member of the group, prompt and informative responses to all of our questions, and a competent and businesslike approach throughout the process of selling our home. Under the guidance of the Group, our home was valued properly; we were well advised on preparing it for sale; we were coached on making certain that all preparatory steps were completed before putting the home on the market (patience), and we were kept informed throughout. As a result of the Jahelka Group’s careful preparation, we went from putting the house on the market on a Tuesday morning to a full price, subject free contract on Wednesday afternoon. And they stayed fully engaged even after the completion of the sale. And not once during the entire process, did any member of the Group act or speak with anything other than integrity. Do we recommend them? We do, without reservation.
- Sue and Tony Dohm
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
My wife and I chose Carlee to represent us in the sale of our townhouse and purchase of our new family home, and we are both very glad that we did! There was a great deal that we did not know with respect to the process of buying and selling homes, and Carlee was incredibly knowledgeable, and always patiently and tirelessly answered all our questions (so many questions!). We felt very comfortable with her right from the start, and she was always very accommodating of our hectic schedule with two young kids. Carlee proved to be a fierce advocate for us in both our sale and purchase and in searching for our new home it was always clear that she would happily show us as many places as it took for us to find what we were looking for. This commitment to finding us a home we were truly happy with was in further evidence in that even after we had purchased our new home and moved in she continued to check in and make sure that we were still happy. We have not had a lot of experience with buying homes, but I find it difficult to imagine that there are many other realtors out there who are so genuinely committed to ensuring that their clients are satisfied, much less that would choose to pledge $1000 of every commission cheque to building homes in developing countries. If you are looking to buy or sell a home, both my wife and I would strongly recommend choosing Carlee to represent you!
- Sean Bowie
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
Carlee was the best possible real estate agent we could have ever hoped for. From day one, we had open and clear communication, and we always felt like we were a priority. Everything was easy and seamless, and all our questions were answered immediately, and we understood what we were being told. We were able to communicate via text, email, and phone nearly anytime of the day, which made us feel like we were a priority. We would recommend Carlee to anyone who is looking at buying or selling in the near future because you will not be disappointed in the service you receive. We would be happy to connect with anyone who has any questions about the Jahelka Real Estate Group if you so choose! Carlee even did research for us for our move to Ontario, and found us a great realtor in the Ottawa area who we are also thrilled with! Thanks Carlee and the Jahelka Real Estate Group for making buying and selling stress-free!
- Tristyn Faye
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
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
I would highly recommend Jahelka Real Estate Group to help you find the perfect property. I was so impressed at how they handled everything! Our calls, texts, and emails were answered promptly, and they went out of their way to make sure we found exactly what we wanted. I feel they went above and beyond to make the deal work for us. If you are looking for a top-notch realtor, go no further, you've found them. Jahelka Group!!
- Donna Lovett
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
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
We are so lucky to have had Carlee involved in our search for the perfect home. The professionalism from the first contact with Devin and Carlee impressed us immediately. Carlee went far and above what I would expect from a real estate agent traveling miles to check houses for us. Gave great advice,was honest and knowledgeable. I can’t believe how lucky we were to find our home.
- Joy Mclean
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.
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 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
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
I had previously dealt with other Realtors. However, I was delighted to work with Carlee for the sale of my property and the purchase of my new home. Carlee is smart, insightful and has a great sense of humor. I appreciated her positive attitude, the information she provided and how she kept me informed, her availability and her flexibility, her responsiveness and the support and guidance she gave me. Especially notable was her wisdom and caring regarding both my selling and purchasing needs.
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.
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
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!
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
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
With great pleasure, we take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to Jahelka Real Estate Group especially to Carlee and her husband for their professionalism, friendly attitude, and dedication. We wanted to let you know what a great help you have been to us in the process of selling our home and buying a new one. You provided good advice, opinion, and guided us even with small details or matters. She takes great pride in what she does, your marketing plan is excellent and we got an offer right away within this day and offered more than what we ask for the price. As well, your excellent knowledge helped us find a beautiful place where we live now. You showed great work ethics, worked hard for us and it shows. Your amazing to work with and listens to our needs and offers expert advice especially as we are new immigrant here in Canada.” You're a Miracle Worker”. I look forward to working with you again.
- Julie Nitro Sumagpang
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
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.
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
I would highly recommend Carlee Jahelka as a Real Estate Agent. She clearly understood what I was looking for, and informed me immediately when new listings that fit my criteria were ready for viewing. No wasted time searching listings on my own, or viewing properties that did not fit my criteria. Thank you Carlee, and Jahelka Real Estate Group!
- Linda Shea
Carlee is a stellar realtor; she is professional, approachable, and knowledgeable! Carlee and her team captured the beauty of our home and we were very impressed. My husband and I highly recommend Carlee and the Jahelka Real Estate Group to anyone who is looking to buy or sell!
- Tamara Lynn Denninger
We recently sold our home and bought property to build on and we are so happy we chose Carlee and Devin as our realtors. They are both very knowledgeable and professional, and we knew we were getting the best service possible from them. From being available to us in the evening and over weekends, we really felt they went above and beyond to ensure we weren’t missing any opportunities. We would highly recommend them both if you are looking for realtors who are very in touch with the market and who will fight for their clients every step of the way.
- B. Tipping
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.
Carlee was very professional and walked with us thru a more complex than average home purchase after looking for the perfect property over a couple of months of searching. We are delighted with our new home and cannot speak highly enough of the service and expertise Carlee brings. Highly recommended!
- Trevor Philbrook
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
So good working with this team. Never felt like I was in the dark on anything. Always super fast at getting back to me whenever I had questions. And Carlee even went out of her way with helping with design ideas on my new home. For sure has my business on any future real estate needs.
- Brent Cameron
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
Carlee was a friendly, straight forward, efficient professional who advocated for us as needed and did well to point out pros and cons of homes that we visited. From the beginning to the end, we felt that she was interested in our happiness. She is highly recommended. 5 Stars.
- Melissa Stephens
We couldn't of dealt with a more honest and trustworthy realtor. She always kept our best interests in mind and got us into our forever home! Thanks, Carlee!
- Zach McLaren
Carlee was great ... we had a really stressful situation between the sale of our old house and the purchase of a new house and she helped us maneuver through the challenges. Much appreciated and highly recommended....
- Steve Touhey
Working with the Jahelka Real Estate Group exceeded our expectations! They were always thoughtful of our needs and what we were looking for. They were quick to respond and gave honest feedback about listings offering insight that we would not have otherwise had. I would happily use them again in the future and would highly recommend!
- Beth Baldwin
Carlee was great to work with! This was our first home purchase and she walked through every step of the process. If you're looking for a realtor in the central island region you can't do better than Carlee and the Jahelka Real Estate team!
- Simon Baldwin
We loved working with Carlee! She was knowledgeable and prompt to respond to any of our questions or concerns. We had a great experience buying and selling a home with her. Highly recommend Carlee and her team.
- Randi Touhey
Carlee has now represented my wife and I in two sales and two purchases, and we would not dream of going with anyone else. She is incredibly knowledgeable and professional, and an exceptionally skilled negotiator. In short, she is a pleasure to work with, and whether you are buying or selling you can be sure that she will get you the best possible price. If you are in the market for a realtor, look no further!
- Sean Bowie
Carlee and team thank you so much for your professional, quick, and excellent service in the sale of my mom’s condo. Life always has bumps but you and your team are ready, willing, and able to walk through them, resolving anything that might come up to ensure a smooth, and stress-free completion. My family really appreciates all you have done and would highly recommend you to friends, family, and anyone considering a real estate transaction!!!
- Bonnie Manning
We were really happy working with Carlee (and the Jahelka Real Estate Group). Carlee was very easy to talk with and quick to respond to calls/questions. Her knowledge of the area was invaluable in helping us find the perfect location and a home that suited our needs and wants. We were most impressed with Carlee's professionalism during the negotiations of the purchase of our new home and highly recommend choosing Carlee as a realtor. Thanks again, Carlee.
- Cindi Jackson