Your first handshake with Charles will ignite a relationship founded on integrity, trust, respect, and professionalism. Charles’ highly engaging personality, together with his relentless conquest to exceed expectations, sets the stage for a meaningful and dynamic business partnership.
Charles’ clients will undoubtedly benefit from his diverse professional and educational background. It is his rare combination of education and experience in both the construction and sales & marketing sectors, that uniquely qualifies him to provide value-added advice and counsel to his clients transacting in Residential, Commercial, and Investment Real Estate. In his mid 20’s, after having built and sold his own home, his interests led him into the world of industrial construction. Working for some of the world’s largest corporations, he contributed to significant industrial projects in Northern Canada, earning his journeyman’s ticket in Steamfitting/Pipefitting and equipping him with a discerning eye to help his clients identify and overcome construction-related challenges. In addition, Charles’ Business Management Diploma in Marketing and Sales and subsequent professional experience in this area sharpened his capacity to understand and respond effectively to clients’ needs. Graduating with honours, he learned the art of bringing products and services to market, which allowed him to quickly excel in both business-to-business territory management and business-to-consumer advisory roles. He was a top performer in his field and his specified product-focused marketing campaigns won him the provincial business award for outstanding performance. In addition, Charles was hand-picked to represent Canada at The World International Business Case Competition in Qatar.
On the personal side, Charles’ formative years were character-building. Born in the heart of winter in Whitehorse, he moved to Vancouver Island at age 2. As a boy, Charles spent three years at sea with his family circumnavigating the Pacific Ocean. This extraordinary opportunity fostered his ability to be responsive, tenacious, and take initiative in creating practical solutions for complex situations. He is compassionate, intelligent, outgoing, and sincerely devoted to his personal relationships, community, and career. Currently, Charles and his wife Jessa, a native Nanaimo resident, are committed to making their city a better place.
As Charles’ client, you will be impressed by his pro-active, advisory approach and exemplary commitment to ensuring you reach and exceed your real estate goals.
I chose to work with Charles at Jahelka Real Estate on the recommendation from a friend and was extremely pleased with my decision to do so. Charles was professional, personable, and incredibly responsive, which allowed me to proceed with my purchase in a timely manner. His knowledge of the real estate market in Nanaimo was evident when my offer on an extremely competitive listing was accepted right away, and I'm thankful for his expertise. My home purchase happened right as Covid restrictions were being put in place, and Charles did a great job at helping me navigate any of the new requirements/challenges around home inspections, contractor visits, etc. I would gladly recommend Charles and the Jahelka Team to anyone looking for assistance with their next real estate transaction.
- Janis Brooks
My husband and I have actually had two experiences with Jahelka Real Estate Group. Our first encounter was with Charles Bendall, who was helping our son and his wife find a home in the Nanaimo area. He worked with them to procure a home in Ladysmith. We met Charles when our kids wanted us to come and see the home they were interested in. We were impressed with his manner and after our kids completed their deal, we contacted him to ask if his company would be interested in the sale of our condo in Nanaimo. Charles arranged for us to meet Devin Jahelka who organized the sale of our property. The sale was done in a very efficient and professional manner. I definitely would recommend this company to anyone looking for a realtor to buy or sell property in the Nanaimo area.
- Doreen Friesen
Charles Bendall is without a doubt, the best realtor I’ve ever worked with, and I’ve bought and sold a lot of real estate over the years – as well as been a realtor myself many years ago. He’s patient, professional, competent, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and enjoyable to work with. We didn’t know what we wanted and Charles had the patience to search and show us properties between Ladysmith in the south, and Lantzville to the north of Nanaimo (including Nanaimo), condos, houses, land, and fixer-uppers. Once we selected our house his due-diligence was impressive. I never felt pressured, and always appreciated his noteworthy advice. I strongly recommend Charles Bendall for any real estate investments.
We highly recommend Charles Bendall, he was easy to talk to, listened carefully to our needs and made some excellent suggestions that we wouldn't have thought of. He managed to be both calming and enthusiastic and actually made our property search a fun experience! He helped our son who was a first time home buyer find the ideal apartment and explained the process clearly every step of the way. He went above and beyond with his time and kept in touch so we were fully updated and there were no surprises. And he's an all-round nice guy! Thanks, Charles!
- Kate Mantta
I was looking for a genuine realtor to find a home for my son and I. Charles was professional, thorough, and attentive to what I needed and was looking for. He advised me on all that I needed to know and against my own checklist, he found me something out of my comfort zone. It turned out to be the perfect home!
- Mallory Pool
We would highly recommend Charles Bendall and the entire team at the Jahelka Real Estate Group. Charles went above and beyond helping us find the perfect home .... he really listened to our wants & needs & kept us informed during the entire process.
- Kathy Krsmanovich
Charles made the experience really simple and enjoyable. He helped us out throughout the whole purchase and sale process in a very friendly manner. He was very clear in explaining everything and very helpful.
- Varenka Schwarz
Charles is the best realtor we could have asked for - professional, diligent and funny. Suited us to a ‘T’. And we now are the proud owners of our new home in Lake Cowichan.
- Vicki Pauze
We would highly recommend the Jahelka team to anyone, especially Charles Bendall. He worked really hard for us and was there for us with whatever we needed. He was extremely helpful, dependable, patient, and knowledgeable. He is wonderful at his job and truly cares about his clients and wants what's best for them. We don't have enough nice things to say about him, and would highly recommend him!
- Shannon Bennie
We purchased a house with Charles as our realtor and he was fantastic! He was very thorough, knowledgeable, and had excellent communication. He worked very hard for us and really set the bar for what to expect from a realtor. I highly recommend Charles to anyone looking to buy or sell a property!
- Jake Miller
We could not have asked for a better experience with Charles! He was timely, persistent, detail-oriented and great communicating with us. He was very supportive in talking us through our first home purchase.
- Kristina Jellema
Charles helped my fiancé and I find our first home! He was so knowledgeable and knew exactly what we were looking for! We are absolutely in love with our new home and the service he provided, we highly recommend this team! Will definitely be using them in the future!
- Danielle Powell
Charles helped guide us through the process of buying a house in the crazy high market we've been seeing lately, and we couldn't be happier with his attention to detail and honest dialogue through the purchase.
- Chad Boyes
I worked with Charles Bendall on the purchase of my first home and received excellent support through the entire process. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
- Jade Minor
Charles Bendall is the best! Thank you for taking such great care of me during the property search and in the aftermath. I couldn’t be happier with my new home. From beginning to end, my dealings with the Jahelka group have been a delight.
- Wokie Clark Fraser
Charles Bendall was great to work with on our purchase. Every time we called or needed any information he was right there for us. I would recommend Charles to everyone. Thanks, Charles.
- Grant Crabtree
I would definitely recommend Charles Bendall and the Jahelka Real Estate Group. Very professional and attentive.
- Glyn Morgan
Very good team honest and very helpful we were from Alberta so helped a lot and up front on any fees that we might not expect if they didn’t let us know.
- Lonnie Chadd