Rick Couvelier

Real Estate Professional

Rick was raised on Vancouver Island and has called Victoria home for most of his life.

As an experienced real estate consultant, Rick prides himself on adding value and exemplary service to his clients. His construction, building inspection, development and real estate knowledge as well as his attention-to-detail provides clients with unparalleled, value-added protection.

Rick's background includes:

- More than 40 years real estate experience
- Winner of the Victoria Real Estate Board's Presidents Award from 1996-2005
- Winner of DFH Real Estate's Realtor of the Year - 2008 & 2009
- Winner of the Victoria Real Estate Board's MLS Gold Award from 1996-2012
- Experienced home inspector, builder and developer who's company became one of the largest residential builders in southeastern British Columbia.
- Trained as an appraiser/inspector with Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation.
- Trainer of building inspectors
- Expert witness in civil court cases
- Lecturer on popular real estate seminars at the University of Victoria
- Creator of Victoria's first full-time home inspection service, Sherlock Home Inspection Service. Rick has inspected more than 7,000 buildings, including the Vancouver Island BC Government owned Heritage Houses.
- One the original designers of BC's original New Home Warranty Program.
- Past Vice President and Panel Chairperson of the Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association.
- Past regional President of the Housing and Urban Development Association of Canada.
- Author of several published articles on real estate topics.

Languages English