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Modern Real Estate Victoria

OUR TEAM

The Modern Real Estate Team has grown into one of the top real estate teams in Victoria and we are proud to work under the umbrella of a successful Canadian owned Brokerage, Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty. Our team members are winners of numerous Royal LePage and Victoria Real Estate Board awards and collectively, we continue to upgrade our knowledge to better serve our clients. With years of experience working with both buyers and sellers in the Victoria Real Estate market, our knowledge, expertise and professionalism will put you in the best possible position when buying or selling your home.

Our dedication to our clients is mirrored in our philanthropic efforts to raise money and awareness for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, which supports four women’s shelters in Victoria, and national domestic violence prevention. To read more about our charitable work, click here.

Saira Reynolds* (Waters)

Owner, Sales Representative

Saira runs The Modern Real Estate Team and is on a mission to offer the best real estate services to home buyers and sellers in Victoria’s Capital Region. Saira has a B.Sc. in Economics and started her real estate career in 2009. She embraced the team model in 2014 as a better way to serve her growing client base.

Saira has a natural ability to connect with people, is a great listener and has a strong drive to achieve results. She’s known for her business acumen, love of spreadsheets and eagerness to help those around her. Saira is a Master Negotiation Expert, award winning REALTOR®, and loves helping others achieve their goals.

Born and raised in Victoria, Saira now resides in Oak Bay with her husband and two young children. When she’s not working, she enjoys hiking and spending time with family.

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Sarah West

Sarah West*

Sales Representative

Sarah’s clients receive the care they deserve due to her professionalism, integrity, honesty, knowledge, excellent problem solving and negotiation skills. Sarah has both a B.Sc in Chemistry/French, a B.A. of Education and previous business experience in the US, Europe, Asia and Africa.  Sarah adeptly applies her customer service, education and market knowledge of the local Victoria Real Estate Market to provide her clients with the most complete real estate service. Sarah listens intently to her clients and enjoys getting to know them so she is able to help them achieve their real estate goals. Sarah is a Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE®) and winner of various Royal LePage and MLS® awards.

Sarah is an active member of the Victoria community and enjoys running, cycling and hiking in Victoria’s beautiful surroundings.

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Bill Ethier

Associate Broker, Sales Representative

Bill first came to Victoria in 1991 to complete his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Victoria. Previously, Bill conducted business internationally as a Manager for an international active travel company, Backroads Inc. This international experience made him realize that although the rest of the world is beautiful and extraordinary, Victoria will always be his home.

Since 2006, Bill has been working full time as a licensed REALTOR with Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty. Bill understands from his time as a dedicated triathlete, cyclist and cross-country runner that hard work, patience and dedication will bring success in all aspects of life and business. Bill brought that attitude with him to his career in real estate, which has helped him become a consistent award winner and successful REALTOR.

Bill’s world-wide business experience, dedication, superior customer service, eye for detail and ability to think outside of the box surged him forward in the constantly changing world of real estate. From 2013 until the spring of 2018, Bill was the President of Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty. He oversaw the four Royal LePage Coast Capital locations, conveyance, conducted the strategic planning for the brokerage, oversaw the Mayfair Kiosk and managed 140+ REALTORS. Bill is now back full time with the Team and loving every minute of it!

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Lindsay Block-Glass

Sales Representative

Lindsay started her real estate career in 2016 and her talent and enthusiasm caught the eye of Saira and Tasha who recruited her to the team in 2017. Lindsay is known for her passion for building relationships, being a community connector and making friends wherever she goes. She is driven, a creative problem solver, and a Certified Negotiation Expert. Lindsay cares deeply about the climate, finding housing for those who need it, and helping clients make sound investments for their futures.

Lindsay received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University and currently resides in Gordon Head with her partner, two young children and cat.

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Sonya Conn

Sales Representative

Sonya joined the team in 2019 after 10 years in the business so she could focus on doing more of what she loves: helping clients. She is known for her caring, calm and even keel nature which makes her a great asset in a fast paced market. Sonya is a Certified Negotiation Expert and award winning realtor.

Originally from Ottawa, she moved to the West Coast 25 years ago and currently resides in Fairfield. She raised her three (now adult) children and knows the ins and outs about all levels of school in our region.

In her spare time, she loves hiking and in 2019 she participated in Royal LePage’s charity challenge which took participants to the Sahara Dessert to hike 100km in support of women’s shelters.

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Sommer Fernandes

Sales Representative, Team Support

Sommer started her real estate career in 2020 after previously working in administrative roles within local government and leadership roles in the hospitality industry.

Sommer is known for her positivity, great communication skills and ability to form genuine connections with the people she meets. She has a keen attention to detail, is a natural leader, and has a great sense of humor. A Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) graduate, Sommer is constantly upgrading her skills to serve her clients better.

Originally from the Fraser Valley, Sommer has called Victoria home since 2016. In her spare time, she loves spending time with family (especially her dog, Minnow), travelling, taking in live music, and enjoying an active lifestyle.

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Miles Lyndan

Sales Representative

Miles entered the real estate industry in 2020 with a calling to provide the highest level of service for his clients and he became an award-winning REALTOR® within his first year of business. Miles brings a wealth of knowledge and a diverse range of experience to the table and a relentless work ethic and a value-driven approach to every transaction.

Originally from Montreal, Miles has called Victoria home since his family relocated in 2001. He has a fierce love for Vancouver Island and its nature, lifestyle and people. A person of many passions, Miles thrives on community and embodies the belief that friendships and connections are what life is all about. His clients are like family and he goes above and beyond to help them achieve their goals.

Prior to his work in real estate, Miles farmed vineyards and crafted award-winning wine on the Saanich Peninsula. He continues to have a strong passion for sustainable agriculture and advocates support for local farms. His extensive knowledge of large and rural properties makes him the natural choice for anyone considering buying or selling acreage on Vancouver Island.

When not working with clients, you can find Miles spending time with his beautiful wife, two young children, and dog (Penny) in Cedar Hill. 

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Laura Roberts

Operations Manager

Laura started her real estate career in 2012 working at the Victoria Real Estate Board and has been with the team since its inception in 2014. Laura began as the team’s marketing and client care coordinator and has been vital to the team’s growth. Laura is now the Operations Manager and it’s her mission to ensure our clients receive the best possible service by making sure the team is well supported and that no detail is ever missed. Laura is known for her friendly can-do attitude, hard work ethic and keen attention to detail. She excels in customer service and is the glue that holds the team together!

Laura is in the office Monday-Friday between 8:30am-4:30pm and manages the general operations of the team, its members and transactions. Laura oversees incoming communication from our clients, industry professionals and will be here to help guide you through the home buying and selling process.

Laura was born and raised in Ottawa but made the move out west in 2011. She is a proud Navy wife and the mother of two young girls.

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Rova Calayag

Administrative Assistant

Rovalyn joined the Modern Real Estate Team as our administrative assistant in 2022 after her passion for real estate blossomed during the pandemic while working remotely. A reliable and efficient problem solver, Rova supports the team in transaction coordination and general administration, ensuring both our clients and team members are set up for success. Prior to joining the world of real estate, she was a sales executive at a car dealership and owned and managed a digital printing business for 7 years. Rova has a natural eye for detail, an undeniably strong work ethic and is the definition of a self-starter.

From the Philippines and a proud mom of two lovely teens, when she is not working, Rova enjoys spending time with her loved ones and creating with her passion for digital arts.

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Tasha Medve

Co-founder, Unlicensed

Tasha partnered with Saira in 2014 to better serve their clients. She spent almost eight years helping clients achieve their real estate goals, always outperforming her previous year’s sales. Tasha recently retired her real estate license to pursue her other passions: sustainable living and property development. You can now follow her journey on her blog: www.thepurposfulyou.com and her latest development project in Shirley BC: www.westcoastroadestates.com

While Tasha is not able to provide real estate advice at this time, she is still involved with connecting clients to the team for real estate services. 

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