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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 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, over saw 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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Dawn Stoll

Sales Representative

Dawn is a University of Victoria alumni and former social service worker with a natural ability to connect with people. She started her real estate career in Ottawa in 2010 and has a wealth of experience selling in both urban and rural settings. Dawn personal experience with real estate, along with more than a decade of helping clients achieve their real estate goals is an asset in today’s market. She has owned rental properties and recreations homes, and relocated across the country more than once. She is honest, genuine and excited to share her knowledge and expertise with her clients.

Dawn moved back to the west coast in 2020 and we were lucky to have her join the team in 2021.

When Dawn isn’t working with clients, she loves to be in nature, hiking and spending time with family. She’s passionate about protecting the environment and animal’s rights. She also loves supporting local and aspiring artists.

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Sommer Fernandes

Sales Representative, Team Support

Sommer is our newest sales representative and also provides licensed support to other team members. She 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 is has a keen attention to detail, is a natural leader, and has a great sense of humor. A recent 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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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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Erica Coling

Listing & Marketing Coordinator

Erica was working as the Team Manager for Sarah and Bill since 2013 and joins us as our Listing and Marketing Coordinator. She was born and raised in Ontario, and moved to Victoria in 2012. She loves calling Victoria her home now and enjoys sharing her experience with others. Before moving to Victoria, Erica ran the front desk of the busy Royal LePage office in Trenton, Ontario. This is where her passion for the real estate business blossomed.

Erica has her diploma in advertising, so we are excited to have her apply her knowledge and experience to our team in various ways. Erica also has experience in marketing, social media and designing. She defines customer service and is thrilled to help our clients with the successful listing, marketing and sale of their home. 

On her time off, Erica enjoys playing with her dogs, exploring Victoria, and spending time with her husband and her two daughters.

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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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