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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. We are proudly in the top 1% for Royal LePage agents across Canada. 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*

Owner & Associate Broker

Royal LePage® A.E. LePage REALTOR® of the Year for BC (2023)

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 graduated from the Univerity of Victoria in 2008 with 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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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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Sonya Conn

Sales Representative

Sonya has been a licensed sales representative since 2009 and embraced the team model in 2019 so she could spend more time focusing on what she loves: helping clients. Sonya is known for her caring, calm, and even keel nature, making her a great adviser to anyone buying and selling real estate. Over her career, she has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience which she is eager to share with her clients as they navigate our ever-changing real estate market. Sonya is a Certified Negotiation Expert and award-winning REALTOR®.

Originally from Ottawa, Sonya moved to the West Coast 25 years ago with her husband and raised her three (now adult) children here. 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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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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Sophia Pastras

Marketing & Client Care Coordinator (Unlicensed)

Sophia is the latest addition to the Modern Team and joins us as our Marketing & Client Care Coordinator. She is an outgoing, Victoria local with a passion for real estate, interior design and customer satisfaction. 

Spending the last 5 years in banking as a Financial Advisor, she appreciates how real estate compliments a wealth plan to achieve your goals. Excelling at relationship building, Sophia is able to dig deep and truly understand how to provide a solution to the needs of our clients. She has a hard work ethic, brings an energetic attitude, and is a big team player. Whether you are buying or selling real estate with our Team, Sophia will be here to help guide you through the process and execute marketing strategies and our client and community events. 

Sophia currently resides in Vic West with her partner Rhys, and two golden retrievers, Costa and Rufus. In her free time, she enjoys golf, cooking for others, and adventuring all the west coast island has to offer. 

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Rova Calayag

Transaction Coordinator (Unlicensed)

Rovalyn joined the Modern Real Estate Team as our transaction coordinator 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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Sarah West

Sarah West

Unlicensed Associate

After over a decade in real estate, Sarah has retired her real estate license. She and Bill joined the Modern Team to better serve their clients and their clients continue to receive the exceptional level of client care they have grown accustomed to. Sarah is thrilled the Modern Team will continue her legacy of professionalism, integrity, knowledge and excellent problem solving and negotiation skills. Sarah’s next chapter involves spending more time with family, getting back to her love of travel and outdoor adventures.

While Sarah 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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Bill Ethier

Unlicensed Associate

Bill became a REALTOR in 2006 and retired in 2022 after a long and successful career. Bill joined the Modern Team and brought with him a history of taking over the Properties in Victoria Professionals Real Estate Team in 2006, being President and Co-owner of Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty for 5 years and a Director at the Victoria Real Estate Board for 3 years. Bill stepped back into full time sales in 2018 and he and Sarah merged their business with the Modern Team to better serve their clients. Bill can step back from real estate now knowing the Modern Team provides the same level of service and real estate advice that he provided to clients for over 16 years. Bill is looking forward to spending more time on his bike, travelling and seeing what the next chapter brings.

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

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Tasha Medve

Co-founder, Unlicensed Associate

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 retired her real estate license in 2021 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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