Countrywide Village Realty Ltd.

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Countrywide is the second real estate company established in Lake Cowichan.  Opened in 1995 the company has consistently provided excellent services to buyers and sellers in Lake Cowichan, Youbou, Honeymoon Bay, Mesachie Lake and other surrounding areas.  Countrywide is a member of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board and our Realtor's have received many Sales Achievement Awards from MLS.  We are active supporters of our community and members of the Cowichan Lake Chamber of Commerce.  Countrywide supports a variety of local charities


Our office on South Shore Road has a high profile location with plenty of parking for clientele.  We have a significant number of drop-ins and since Countrywide also provides property management services, we have excellent exposure.  We have support staff in the office 5 days a week, so in the event our Realtors are away from the office there is always a friendly face to greet visitors.


Our Realtors are highly motivated and well trained in the industry.  The combined years of real estate experience for Keith and Tracy is over 25 years!  All of our staff participates in proffessional development courses and this benefits everyone and increases the level of services we provide to our clients.


Keith Nelson grew up in Lake Cowichan and graduated from Lake Cowichan Secondary School.  After a successful career in the logging industry, Keith was badly injured in 1987 and after recovering from his injuries, began selling real estare in 1992.  Keith has been a top-selling realtor with Countrywide Village Realty since 1995 and in 2004 Keith purchased the company.  Keith is proud to be part of a professional team and his slogan "Keith's Your Man" reflects his strong ties to the community where he lives and works.

Tracy Forrest also grew up in Lake Cowichan and brings over 30 years of banking experience where she worked in management, small business and mortgage lending.  Tracy has been involved in numerous local activities including Chamber of Commerce, Lake Days, PAC, Minor hockey, baseball and volunteering for causes she feels strongly about.  Tracy enjoys keeping active, reading and spending time with her family.  Tracy beleives in hard work, communication and respecting her clients without pressure.  Keeping a clear vision of her clients needs is her key goal

Maggie Hobkirk is the friendly voice that answers the phone and greets you when you walk into our office.  As our administrator, she designs the advertisements that we place in both the Gazette and Citizen and updates our website and communicates changes to our listings with Vancouver Island Real Estate Board.  Maggie has a diverse background and we are pleased to add her to our team.



Our goal is to ensure that all parties involved in a real estate transaction are totally satisfied with their experience.  We will listen carefully to your requirements and do our utmost to ensure that all your needs are considered when preparing a listing.  We know how important it is for you to obtain the best price for your home with maximum exposure for your real estate investment. 

Keith Nelson, Tracy Forrest & Maggie Hobkirk live and work in Cowichan Lake and we love it here!