Why we’re different is why we’re successful

We've been re-inventing real estate in British Columbia since 2002 - and it shows. Better supported agents equipped with the tools they need and the freedom to run their business as they see fit leads to more successful outcomes for their clients and is the reason we're the fastest expanding brokerage in British Columbia.

Fair Realty is a member of all real estate boards in British Columbia.

Our Story

FAIR REALTY is a fully Canadian owned company that opened its first brokerage office in Victoria, British Columbia in 2002.


After many years in the real estate business, we realized that there had to be a better brokerage business model in the real estate industry.  The value just wasn't there anymore to justify the costs and the commission splits that the industry was accepting as "normal".  That experience and frustration created the fuel for a clear vision and a strong desire to create a new brokerage model that would be FAIR for the agents and offer agents the flexibility to serve their clients even better than they were currently doing.


From this simple but significant inspiration, FAIR REALTY was born.  Now with 17 Branch offices throughout BC from Vancouver Island and the Mainland to the Interior and Northern BC, and we are growing every day.  While many of our agents work in the various offices around the province, the brokerage was designed from the outset to allow agents to be fully supported and have the capability of working remotely as well.  Today our leading-edge technology platform is structured to afford agents the same level of support, service, and tools whether they are physically in the office or working remotely from home, or literally anywhere else.  


Real estate brokerages, like many other businesses, are undergoing rapid and accelerating change. One of the significant changes in the brokerage landscape is the recognition that the agent plays the most important and central role in any real estate transaction - not the brokerage. The old brokerage-centric model of doing business is no longer working and there has been a significant shift in the way agents and clients view the Real Estate Brokerage Industry and the brokerage's role in it.  We've pivoted and evolved with those changes in creating an incredibly supportive environment that puts the agent front and center and the brokerage in a solid supporting role.


Today Fair Realty is at the forefront of a rapidly changing, technology driven, real estate industry.  Through our innovative technology platform  and our best-in-class remote agent support system, we have created something far more progressive than the traditional brokerage model.  Now and in the coming years, Fair Realty is committed to providing the highest quality of service to our agents which in turn allows our agents to provide outstanding service to their clients.  Our quest is to continually strive to deliver the best tools, most innovative systems and technology, and extraordinary support to empower and inspire real estate professionals who are committed to their business and their clients. 


JOIN US - We are committed to staying on the leading edge of our industry for the benefit of our members.  Come and share in the success of our vision!


“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”


- Buckminster Fuller 

Fair Realty Administration

Janice Poetsch

Chief Administrative Officer

Bob Wilson

Founder & Chairman

John Knox

President & CEO

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