Derek Kaufman

Licensed Realtor®

eXp Realty - Vancouver Island

Derek Kaufman | eXp Realty | Comox Valley Real Estate

About Derek Kaufman

I’m an avid runner and love all things outdoors. I am a hardworking father of 2 daughters and a happy husband to my artistic and entrepreneurial wife, Jess. I am passionate about my work while always focusing on your goals.

But I don’t want to waste your time talking about me – Let me tell you how I can help you reach your real estate goals!

*SELLING*
Comparative market analysis – Suggesting a market value is about analyzing current market conditions, recent sold properties and competing active listings. I will provide you with a detailed CMA that is backed up by factual data, so you can take the guesswork of our the market value of your home.

Comprehensive marketing plan – Putting a sign in the ground is the easy part. My marketing plans are tailored to your property, to meet your unique goals.

Pricing strategies – We will review your goals along with the CMA provided to develop our pricing strategy to get your property sold!

Professional photos and 3D tour – A picture is worth a thousand words, so I don’t cut corners on photography.

Pre-listing home inspection – This is a huge value to sellers, to ensure your home is priced to reflect any issues with inspection. It also allows you to rectify any issues before listing, rather than in the middle of a transaction.

Home sellers guide – There’s a big to-do list for sellers, and this guide will create some shortcuts for you to make the experience comforting.

*BUYING*
Comparative market analysis – Write offers with confidence and focusing on the numbers.

Rent vs buy analysis – It needs to feel right AND make financial sense. We’ll review how better off you are with home ownerships.

5/10/25 year financial projection – Want to create a wealth plan using real estate as an investment vehicle? I can help you project where you will be over the long term.

Official Community Plan review – Land use bylaws can hinder plans, but also creates opportunities for savvy real estate investors. Reviewing the OCP should be on your checklist before purchasing so you know what to expect of the neighbourhood.

Preferred lenders – Real estate is likely your largest purchase of your lifetime. I can provide some preferred lenders to assist in you securing financing if you want to shop around.

Home buyers guide – There’s a lot of items on the to-do list for buying a property. My guide will assist you navigate all the tasks.

Relocation package – If you are new to the community, this package will provide you with plenty of information and resources to help you with your relocation.

Local schools – You want your children at a school that both you and they are comfortable and happy with. Let me provide you with a summary of all the schools in the Comox Valley.

Transportation – This package will provide information on transportation to/from the Comox Valley, as well as transportation networks within the Comox Valley.

Crime and safety – You want your family to live in a safe neighbourhood, so reviewing crime & safety before purchasing will help eliminate surprises after you relocate.

Best restaurants – Where to eat and why! This package provides a summary of our favourite dining experiences.

Amenities – We have it all in the Comox Valley! Golf, running, hiking, mountain biking and skiing to name a few. We’ll summarize all of the amenities in the Comox Valley so you can easily get in touch with the right people.

Latest Blog Posts

Transportation and Traffic in the Comox Valley

The local saying of "Nothing is no more than 10 minutes away" isn't as common anymore, as the Comox Valley continues growing. When looking to buy real estate in the Comox Valley, you will want to

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Sale of a rental that you once lived in

Are you trying to figure out what the capital gain may be on the sale of a property that you lived in and rented it out for a period of time? This can be a big question! Especially if you owned the

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Best places to dine in the Comox Valley

With over 150 places to eat out in the Comox Valley, it’s not easy to choose just 3! So I'll mention that these are my favourite places, my go-to's!There really are so many amazing places to

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Average Price vs Benchmark Price

Something that comes up time and time again is when people see average prices reported, what does it actually mean and is it important? I want to share with you the difference of Average and

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