Top agent Michael Mckillican – of Sutton West Coast Realty Nanaimo, Vancouver island brings to him many grateful clients the type and magnitude of experience that only those who have spent their entire lives around real estate can possess. “my great grandparents and my grandparents, as well as a uncle, built custom homes and then sold them,” recalls the vivacious, energetic Michael. “they had all been in the construction industry pretty much since the day I was born.” since obtaining his own license in 2006, Michael has built a thriving business of his own based on honesty, integrity and the value of an impeccable work ethic.
Though based out of Nanaimo, Michael actually sells an incredibly wide swath of Vancouver island. “I’m that crazy realtor who will go anywhere my clients need me,” he muses. “my friends refer to me as the road warrior. I go all over this beautiful island.”
The level of customer service Michael offers his clients has translated into an exponentially growing business that is based significantly upon referrals, a true badge of achievement in the highly competitive world of real estate. “I think it’s because I work so hard,” says Michael when asked how he achieves such impressive levels of loyalty amongst his clients. “I’m also very honest and I treat every client like a friend; I treat them all the same way I would want to be treated. If I don’t think a property is right for them, I have no problem telling them why.” another factor is his aforementioned work ethic. “I work each transaction non-stop, start to finish,” he explains. “I don’t have set hours and I’m always available. If they text me at 10pm and I’m still awake, I’ll reply to them.”
Michael, whose ebullient and friendly nature puts his clients at ease during even the most challenging of transactions, currently holds a perfect, top 2 in an office of 38 agents , another testament to his excellence at caring for his buyers and sellers. Currently ranked #2 agent at his brokerage, Michael's dedication to going above and beyond has also netted his other achievement recognitions.
There is an obvious enthusiasm that Michael projects when working with a buyer or seller. “honestly, I love how rewarding it is to help a family buy or sell a home,” he says, “and to achieve what they want to achieve in real estate. Particularly first-time home buyers; it’s a great feeling to become friends with them and be a major part of their journey to home ownership.”
During those rare moments when he isn’t making life easier for his clients, Michael is a dedicated philanthropist who ardently supports the work of the several local charities. “when my now 6 year old daughter was 10 weeks old,” recalls Michael, “he promised her a life work balance. He also very much enjoys watching his daughter dance and play on the beach. “I’m also very social and I really love random acts of kindness.”
Michael has big plans for the future of his business. “My plan is to continue growing my business,” he says, “and for people to think of me as a resource and just have an amazing, positive experience.”