Meet Nick Swinburne
Why choose Nick Swinburne to be your Whistler Realtor®?
Originally from Victoria BC, Whistler has been part of Nick’s life for over 25 years and his enthusiasm and knowledge of the area are reflected in his real estate practice. Attracted to Whistler because of its active community coupled with some of the most exciting and breathtaking outdoor recreational areas in Canada; the call to move here after university presented itself in 1995. Not one to miss an opportunity, Nick took full advantage and has been a proud full time Whistler resident since.
While it may be an international resort, Whistler is still a small town and the reputation of honesty, integrity and trust are earned. Both clients and colleagues appreciate his respectful and hardworking approach to real estate. The past 25 years have provided him with excellent local knowledge and a passion for real estate. He has been a licenced Realtor since 2009 and has been a consistent Top Producer since 2011. He is committed to providing all his clients the highest level of service, promptly and with integrity.
“Whistler properties are my specialty. My clients rely on my knowledge of the local real estate market to help them navigate through the complexities of the sale and to make the process a pleasant and rewarding one. My ultimate goal is to provide a level of service that compels people to recommend me as ‘The right Agent for Whistler’ to their family, friends and colleagues”
A member of the Whistler Chamber of Commerce and a past Board Member of the Real Estate Association of Whistler, Nick is a keen supporter of local and national organizations such as Aware Whistler, Whistler’s Animals Galore, BC Children’s Hospital, the Heart and Stoke foundation of Canada, the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Drive and KidSafe Project Vancouver. When not working, Nick and his wife Sonia enjoy winters on Whistler & Blackcomb, and summers riding their bikes to their community greenhouse garden and simply enjoying time at home and in the village.
What Clients Are Saying
I am pleased to offer these kind words from clients who have sold or bought property with me. They would be happy to share their experience with me as their agent and Engel & Völkers Whistler as their brokerage of choice.
“For this sale myself and a friend had power of attorney for the property. With busy lives and not much background in selling properties, I found Nick to be very patient, polite and trustworthy, knowledgeable and kind. I felt he negotiated well for our interests and successfully complete a deal benefiting all concerned”
“Nick is the only reason my town home sold. He has a hard work ethic and was very accommodating to the multitude of questions that I constantly had for him. His timely responses assured me that he cared about me as a client and was dedicated to selling my house. I really appreciated all the feedback he was able to pass on to me after open houses or reserved viewing by potential buyers. I highly recommend Nick and thank everybody there for the professional manner they operate with. Sincerely, Scott.”
“Thanks Nick for successfully selling our condo in Whistler. Given that we were long distance clients, it was reassuring to know you were working for our interests and managed all aspects of the sale with professionalism, attention to detail, and efficient, friendly service. You kept us informed about the market and your keen advice was most appreciated. You certainly know Whistler and we highly recommend your services to anyone looking to buy or sell there.”
“Nick took time with us to provide us with comparables for Whistler even though we advised him that we were working on a private deal where he would not be earning any fees. He took the time to show us these units and was very up front with all the details. He had a good understanding of our needs and of the product available. In the end we used Nick as our Realtor.”
“Nick is amazing. He helped our family purchase our home in Whistler. It was clear from the moment we contacted him that Nick’s first priority was to help us pick the right place rather than a quick commission. In fact, Nick patiently helped us for over a year before we found the perfect place. His local area knowledge was invaluable in answering our questions and his calm, non-pushy approach made for an easy and enjoyable transaction. We have already recommended his services to family and friends who are interested in buying property in Whistler. Thank you so much, we love our new Whistler home!”
“Nick consistently went the extra mile to facilitate preparation and sale of my property. He is willing to listen and be creative and yet offer realistic insights into price, color, etc that help make a sale. He is consistently a good communicator and always has a positive attitude. We sold my property in Whistler within one month of the listing. This is during the recession when resort properties often take months or years to sell. I would whole-heartedly recommend Nick as a Realtor.”
“Nick, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all your assistance and guidance throughout our Whistler purchase. Your real estate knowledge and attention to detail was invaluable from the condo selection, offer, and closing processes. It has been a pleasure to deal with you.”
“Nick worked very hard for us on the purchase of our Whistler Condo. Nick’s expertise, advice, diligence and perseverance were all critical in finally bringing the deal together. He is super patient and super responsive and all work got done in a timely manner. Nick was a pleasure to deal with and we hope to maintain our relationship with him in the future.”
“We gladly and gratefully offer Nick Swinburne the highest possible endorsement. Nick’s competence in the realty field, and knowledge of the peculiarities and complexities of Whistler, BC real estate in particular, is unparalleled. As foreign nationals attempting to navigate a Canadian purchase, we were more than a little daunted, but Nick had it all well in hand. He is well known in the mountain community and has contacts among brokers, inspectors, contractors, a range and array of other competent professionals that were essential to our successful purchase and settling in to our new home. Nick’s integration into the Whistler community and his faultless diligence in tracking every detail, answering every question, and smoothing every wrinkle in the process make him an exceptional agent. What’s more, in our time together searching for just the right fit for our family, we’ve found Nick to be patient, humorous, candid, creative and honest. He was an entertaining guide, and really made what could have been a tedious and tiresome process fun. Nick genuinely celebrated our successful purchase and has welcomed us to Whistler with open arms. Truly, we could not recommend Nick Swinburne more highly.”
“My wife and I had the opportunity to work with Nick Swinburne in the purchase of our Whistler condo. We could not have been more pleased with the process and outcome. What made our purchase unique was that we live in Toronto which is 3500km away from Whistler and we did not have the luxury of time to fly out and view each unit that interested us. As such, we had to place our complete trust in Nick.
Not only did he have to serve the daily duties that occupy a normal property search and sale; he had the heavy responsibility of finding and securing us a 2nd home that would fit our needs and budget; all without us actually viewing it in person.
1 – Ensured he knew exactly what we wanted and expected. Not only for the present but for the future.
2 – He assessed all properties in a balanced and emotionally unattached manner; providing us clarity in what can be a very emotional purchase.
3 – Knows the Whistler market well, both from a statistical and from an on-the-ground perspective.
4 – He was patient; not only with us but with the market. On a number of occasions he recommended “not to buy this property; it is not for you. The one you want is still to come” (we are grateful for this as I look back on some of the units we had considered).
5 – Responsive. Quick to answer all my questions via email or phone. We had a number of them as he was our eyes/ears and no matter the time or time difference he was immediate in response.
6 – On all properties we considered; he would take numerous photos and post our viewings online. Nick would then always follow up with complete and unbiased assessment of his walk through.
7 – Always ensured we were versed in and understood all pros and cons of properties.
8 – Made remote completion of all necessary documentation for offers and completion easy and understandable via the Internet.
9 – Continued to follow up post sale to ensure all aspects met to our satisfaction. I had a couple loose ends (on my side) that he offered to help close off (and did so).
10 – He undertook the entire process with a cheerful, professional and pleasant demeanour.
Ultimately, I can wrap it up by saying that it always felt that Nick was serving our interests first. Never did we feel rushed or that he wanted to make a sale.
We’ve purchased a number of properties and I can say with certainty that this was the best experience we have had. It had large risk with it being a remote sale and he pulled it off.”
“Nick runs his business with his client as his top priority. He works with tireless dedication to find the right product and put the right deal together. There is no urgency and push to get the going without the proper analysis and timing. His attention to detail provides benefits for all concerned.”