Carlee Jahelka*, BA


Jahelka Real Estate Group, Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty

4200 Island Hwy North, Nanaimo BC, V9T 1W6

Advisor, Executive & Luxury

*Personal Real Estate Corporation

Carlee is an award-winning real estate Advisor who primarily focuses her practice on providing advisory services for buyers and sellers of executive, luxury and waterfront property on Central Vancouver Island. Backed by a team of some of the most forward-thinking and knowledgeable professionals in the industry, Carlee leverages the region’s most effective home marketing platform to continually deliver exceptional results for her clients.

Education, Experience, & Early Career

Carlee recognized early on that Real Estate would be the career path for her, as it offered an unparalleled opportunity to positively affect the lives of her clients by providing effective guidance, advice, and counsel throughout the buying and selling process. After 11 years of sales experience across a number of industries, Carlee entered the real estate industry when she was offered the unique opportunity to join the top team in Remax’s Vancouver Crest Westside office at the level of Partner, an honour rarely presented to a rookie Realtor. Working alongside some of Vancouver’s top Realtors, she quickly established a name for herself as she learned the sophisticated strategies and tactics used to effectively market properties to the right buyers, close transactions quickly, and most importantly to ensure that the process was as stress-free as possible for her clients. In 2013, Carlee returned home to Nanaimo when the opportunity presented itself to move into Commercial Real Estate and work alongside and learn the business from arguably Vancouver Island’s top Commercial Realtor. During her tenure, Carlee co-managed a portfolio of approximately 125 listings, which allowed her to develop expertise in commercial sales & leasing, industrial sales & leasing, income property investing, business sales and acquisitions, as well as significant experience working with foreign investors, where she worked alongside immigration consulting firms to help facilitate transactions through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) program. As such, Carlee’s well-rounded resume has proven to be a tremendous resource for real estate investors, another area of her practice that she is particularly passionate about. Carlee holds a Business/Sociology degree and has completed a number of courses in UBC’s Urban Land Economics Program (DULE).

Aside from her significant industry experience and education, Carlee credits her experience traveling to nearly 50 countries and learning to adapt when being thrown into sometimes dangerous and uncomfortable situations as some of her most valuable life experience that she applies to her businesses, most notably her uncanny ability to perform under pressure.

Working with Carlee

Understanding that each client has a unique set of circumstances, expectations, and requirements, Carlee takes a goal based approach where she starts with the end in mind and helps clients determine how Real Estate can be effectively used to help them achieve their optimal lifestyle. Carlee prides herself on her accessibility and commitment to exceptional service and is committed to building long-term relationships with clients where she will be relied on as their trusted Real Estate advisor for years to come. Carlee cites responsiveness, honesty, and expertise as the three traits her clients have come to know and expect from her and prioritizes ensuring each and every client has an enjoyable experience working with her. Carlee credits her experience selling real estate in a busy Vancouver market as one of the primary reasons clients repeatedly have such as positive experience working with her. Big city business expertise combined with small-town service goes a long way…

When She’s Not Busy Selling Nanaimo Real Estate…

Today when Carlee isn’t busy selling Nanaimo real estate, she can be found thinking about Nanaimo real estate, often at the lake or the local dog park with her English Bulldog, Gomer. Carlee is an avid traveler who lives a purpose driven life, with much of her time away from the office currently focused on launching her charity which will help build sustainable communities in developing nations.

Carlee’s Top Picks: 

Vancouver Island Restaurants: Asteras Greek Taverna (Nanaimo), Riso (Lantzville)

Vancouver Island Outdoor Activities to Enjoy: Hiking, Walking, Scuba Diving Exploring hidden beaches

Travel Destinations: Colombia, Cambodia, Italy

Favorite Part of Her Job: Visiting her clients after they have settled in and learning about how happy they are with their purchase and how their new home has exceeded their expectations. 

Quote to Live By: "Your gifts are not about you. Leadership is not about you. Your purpose is not about you. A life of significance is about serving those who need your gifts, your leadership, and your purpose." - Kevin Hall


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