When we first started to look at moving to Port Alberni,  we spent a lot of time looking online at the various realty sites.  We planned a trip to the valley, made arrangements to meet with a realtor we found online,  we were shown several houses but not one of them was even close to what we were looking for.  We felt that we weren’t connecting with the realtor at all, in fact it was as if they hadn’t even read our list of what we wanted and needed in a home.

A few weeks later we made another trip down to the valley, stopped at a realtor’s office we had spotted on Johnston road to look at the listings in their windows.    We saw a few listings that looked like they’d fit the bill, so we went inside and met Dell McConnell.  We told him that we were unhappy with the realtor we had met initially and we were shopping for a new realtor and a new house.  Dell was exactly the realtor we needed.  He gave us a print-off of all available properties in our price range, and after we went through it and circling the ones we wanted to see, we came back to see Dell.  He sat us down, went through the printout and crossed out about half the houses we’d chosen.  Each house he crossed off the list he knew was not suited to our needs and he would tell us exactly why.  Within no time, he narrowed the list down to half a dozen homes, took us through each place, explained thoroughly the history of the home, the pluses and minuses, he left nothing out.  We were so impressed, after having been through other homes with the first realtor and not feeling like they understood our needs, we found our realtor, and in no time found our home.  

 Dell is a straight shooter, he doesn’t tell you what you want to hear, instead he tells it like it is.  When you’re looking for a new home that is exactly what you need in a realtor.  He’ll go to bat for his clients and makes a very stressful time buying a new home a much smoother experience.  Having lived here for over 40 years, he knows the valley like the back of his hand, and he listens to what his clients want and need.

Four years later we still love our home, love the neighborhood and are so happy we stopped to peek in the realtor’s window that day.   I would recommend Dell and have to anyone looking to purchase a home in the valley.

Sincerely, Stacey Smith

I’d like to thank you for the great job you’ve done in selling my home. I appreciated your professionalism all along the way. As well, you continually advertised. I really appreciated that! It was nice doing business with you and I’d say anyone that chooses you as their realtor would be in good hands.
Thank you very much!

We would like to say a huge 'Thank You' to you for all your hard work in the recent sale of our home.  We wanted somebody knowledgeable, honest, and professional to guide us through the process. You were all that and more!  From the first time we dealt with you we found you to be very informative, honest, polite and full of so much positive energy.  Our home was marketed well and thanks to you having been in this area for a long time resulted in plenty of visitors for our open homes.   We were very happy with the way our whole sale was handled and the way you kept us up to date and informed at all times of our sales progress.  We could not have been any more pleased and impressed, and we would recommend your services to anyone. 

Joanne and George Brubaker

Dell recently sold our family home. We appreciated the great professional service he provided.  Throughout the process he kept us informed, gave good advice and updated us via email and long distance phone every step of the way. In addition he was very personable, and during his time as our realtor we established a warm relationship.  We highly recommend Dell McConnell!
Daphne McMillan

and Tom O’Brien


Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication as our realtor. We felt very comfortable knowing that you had our best interest at heart. You always kept us informed either by phone call or a personal visit to our home. Your effort to sell our home was above and beyond our expectations! 
Thank you
M.G. And Richard

Dell McConnell,
Honesty, integrity, reliability, professionalism and 'many' extra miles all in one package!  After three transactions completed I would gladly call you again. Thanks Dell!
Ivo Brosterhus

Dell...Once again you provided us with great service in purchasing our second home.  You were very hardworking, dedicated, and focused upon our needs,  We could not have asked for a better realtor! 
Shelly & Steve  (Repeat Sellers & Buyers)

I've had the pleasure of working with Dell as my real estate agent over the past few months.  He proved himself to be very patient, knowledgeable, and courteous to both myself and the occupants of my property being shown. He allowed a lot of time for the showings, provided honest feedback to my questions, and was never pushy.  I would highly recommend Dell for all your real estate needs...Bruce (Seller/Buyer)

As first time home buyers, we were so grateful to have had Dell walk us through every step of the way.  From the many house viewings that he arranged, to the resources he shared, the recommendations along the way...Dell is the reason we are now in our new home, completely happy! If you are looking for a realtor with a great sense of humour, lots of patience, and a sound knowledge of the real estate business, we would not hesitate to recommend Dell McConnell.  Thanks! 
Kelly & Terry (Buyers)

"When we three, Executors to our Aunt's will, were tasked with selling her home after she passed, we found it a very daunting task. The three of us lived in different cities than the subject home. We travelled many times to to the home's City to sort through and move two generations of 'treasures' and to find ways to sell those not staying in the family. Dell and Vi McConnell were there for us every step of the way, and made a point of coming to the home to support us in our efforts. They arranged for the cleaning of the home, removing the carpets to expose beautiful wood floors, dealing with the alarm system company and helping us to find the right retailers to come and purchase household goods. They went above and beyond the call of duty and walked us through every step. We didn't have to go to the city the home was in to do the paperwork; they made it very easy and convenient using today's technology. The result was the sale of the home and beginning of new friendships. We would definitely recommend them to anyone" 
Irene, Jo-Anne and Laurel

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