Our Vision

We consider the satisfaction of our clients to be our greatest achievement, and take pride in our high volume of repeat business and referrals.  We treat all of our clients with respect and give you honest information and advice.

All we ask when you sign up as our client is to refer us to your family and friends that are or may be looking to buy or sell their home. We would be happy to work with them. We are never too busy for any of your referrals!



Chi Hung Au recommends Seaside Home Team

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Review left by Chi Hung Au

starstarstarstarstar 5 days ago
I had the pleasure of working with Blaine and Michelle, and I can confidently say that they are a fantastic team. Their strong work ethics stood out to me right away - they're dedicated to helping their clients achieve their real estate goals and take their job very seriously.

Working with them was a breeze because they're so easy to work with. They're approachable, friendly, and communicative, which made the buying process much less stressful. It's clear that they prioritize building strong relationships with their clients, which is a testament to their excellent customer service skills.

Blaine and Michelle are also highly efficient and responsive. They kept me informed every step of the way and were always on top of things. I appreciated how organized and proactive they were in following up on leads and keeping the process moving forward.

Overall, I highly recommend working with Blaine and Michelle. They're an excellent team with a great track record of success, and I'm so grateful for all their hard work!

Wayne and Joan recommends Seaside Home Team

We very much enjoyed working with Michelle and Blaine during the recent sale of our home. They were always open, sincere and honest during the listing, showings and eventual sale of our home in Ladysmith. We wholeheartedly recommend this sales team to future clients in the area!

Chuck and Alice Barr

Alice and Chuck Barr 
Listed and Sold a mobile home in Cobble Hill for Alice and Chuck Barr in 2022.

Blaine and Michelle are great people to work with. We have purchased and sold property through them and the service provided each time was exceptional. We recently sold our home in Cobble Hill in less than a week through Seaside Home Team and believe that the quality and detail of the photos taken by Blaine were a major factor in attracting the number of interested buyers that requested showings. Michelle walked us through the steps, calmed our fears and was a steady rock that we leaned on as we went through the process. We highly recommend the Seaside Home Team, Blaine and Michelle, if you are considering buying or selling in the Cowichan Valley

Lisa Malones

Lisa Malones
Helped Lisa Malones to buy a house in Crofton in 2022.
I moved back to the island after being overseas for twenty years. Michelle and Blaine were there for me every step of the way, from finding my dream home to suggesting a mortgage broker (the fabulous Elaine Duke!). They made the whole process not only stress free, but enjoyable.

Cathy Wheelock Nobbs


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Michelle Thurlow
is an amazing woman and real estate agent. Her dedication and advice about my house resulted in an immediate sale yielding an excellent return. Michelle always displays wisdom, honesty, integrity, loyalty and attention to her clients and their needs. She has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Her caring, compassion and warmth is both personal and professional. Michelle is someone I would like to call friend And I would recommend her to anyone looking for representation by an excellent real estate agent.

Bobbi and Heather

Listed and Sold a property for Bobbi Marcy in 2021.

Michelle and Blaine were absolutely amazing to work with. Not only did they help us sell our existing home in less than a week with 7 offers!!! They also found us our forever home and worked tirelessly to ensure that the deal came together while keeping us calm when things were stressful. Extremely knowledgeable, dedicated, caring, and genuine. We are so lucky to have found this amazing team. We will forever be grateful.

Chris and Dolores

Helped Dolores Home to buy & sell a home(s) in Crofton in 2022.
Michelle and Blaine are very knowledgeable in real estate. We would highly recommend them. They both love their jobs and it’s apparent in all of our endless questions we seem to come up with. We are privileged to have worked with them! You won’t go wrong with your choice in choosing them for any of your real estate needs.

Rod and Chris McDonald

Rod McDonald worked with Seaside Home Team in 2022.
Seaside helped us find our forever home! We were living in Vancouver so had to rely heavily on their professional services to help us find a home on Vancouver Island. They constantly fed us new leads that fit our search profile, were quick to respond to our many questions, and were always available to show us new properties. In a tough market Michelle and Blaine found us our dream home in just a few months and we couldn’t be happier! We highly recommend their services!

Helen Wilson

Helen Wilson worked with Seaside Home Team in 2021.

It was such a pleasure to work with Micelle and Blaine. They worked hard to find us our new home. We were buying from a distance so they were there to tour the homes and advise us in all aspects of the purchase. Definitely recommend them for any of your purchasing or selling needs.

Michelle Hebert

Helped Michelle Hebert to buy a property in 2021.
Michelle and Blaine are an amazing team! In this tricky market, they were able to help me purchase a great home. They were professional, caring, and knowledgeable. Their expertise of both the area and current trends made it possible for me to purchase the home I was looking for. They provided me with personal attention and I felt that they were working for me as if I was a family member. I highly recommend them!

James and Nancy

James Zhou 06/06/22
Helped James Zhou to buy a house in Nanaimo in 2022.
Hi everyone , my name is James. I have very good property buying experience in the Nanaimo area. My realty agent is Ms. Michelle Thurlow. She is considering the job in very detail and taking care of us(clients) feelings and needs, and she is quick to react with our requests. For example, she has not only helped us finish house closing , but also give us great support to rent the property. We feel very lucky to have the best realty agent like her there. If someone likes to have property investment in the Nanaimo area, do not hesitate to contact her.

Christine I

Helped Christine I to buy a house in Chemainus in 2022.
Wow, this has been a 3 year adventure. Our love for the island and fate led us to meeting Michelle and Blaine in 1999 where the adventure began. Covid hit with a vengeance and stalled our move but Michelle never stopped sending us potential homes. We bid, we lost, we looked, we loved. Finally we found our future early retirement home with constant support and guidance from Seaside Realty. We say this is our last home once we move to the Island from Ontario but if it isn't Seaside Realty will be the first number we call. We are so happy and excited as well as grateful for how fabulous our experience was. Thank you so much Michelle and Blaine. Seaside Realty definitely gets a 5 star rating.

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Michelle was an absolute pleasure to work with. When my husband passed away in April, moving from Calgary to Vancouver Island became a very hard process to do on my own. Michelle was there to help every step of the way. From helping me find the home for me, to recommendations for mortgage brokers and real estate lawyers. I couldn't have done this without her. It's apparent, this isn't just a job for her, it's her way of life. Making people happy, one home at a time. ❤️

2 months ago
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness
I met Michelle in October 2019 when I was viewing a listing of hers independently. From that point on she always made sure to keep in touch (sending me listings she thought I might like/checking in on how my search was going) via email, text and phone.

We began working together exclusively in April 2020 and I have no regrets. In crazy COVID19 times and an even crazier market, Michelle was there for me. She continued to find me great listings before I had seen them, showing up to viewings with a mask and hand sanitizer ready to go. As a first time home buyer it was a discouraging process at times but I knew I was in good hands. Michelle was efficient, on top of everything and great at communicating.

Fast forward to August 2020 and we have just removed subject to's and I could not be happier. She walked me through the entire process (a few times) and made sure I fully understood, alleviating all my worries and answering all my questions.

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Michelle, filled with many laughs and a sense of security that she truly had my best interests at heart. I will forever be grateful for the beautiful house that she turned into my beautiful home.

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
It was such a pleasure to work with Micelle and Blaine. They worked hard to find us our new home. We were buying from a distance so they were there to tour the homes and advise us in all aspects of the purchase. Definitely recommend them for any of your purchasing or selling needs.

Tanya Scheck


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Friendly, honest, and reliable. Very thorough with everything they do. There were many stressful times with selling and buying our new home but they were calm and eased our minds when we were stressed. Thankful for everything they did.

Ally Boyce


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We recently bought our first home with Michelle. She was amazing. She’s knowledgeable about the Cowichan valley (and a resident!!) and responds quickly to all of our questions. She was able to help us find the prefect place - within our budget and was able to negotiate a fair lower price for us.

We would absolutely recommend calling Michelle if you are buying or selling. Or even just considering. Not only is she a great realtor she’s also a really kind and genuine person - it’s obvious that she cares about her clients. Thank you Michelle !

Corbin Crawford


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Thank you seaside home team for all of your experience and help in our home purchase experience. We would recommend Michelle and Blaine to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home.

Chelsea Bates


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Michelle was so great! She really did a lot of extra research on our property to make sure we were protected legally. It made me feel like she had our best interests at heart. She is very genuine and kind and I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.

Karen Boer  recommends Seaside Home Team.
August 31 · 

Thanks to Michelle for doing such a great job with our listing and selling our home. Thanks to Blaine for doing a great job with the house videos. It has been an easy and comfortable atmosphere working with them. I would recommend them to anyone thinking of buying or selling. Michelle is very knowledgeable and thorough.

Stuart L recommends Seaside Home Team

January 12

From the RE/MAX website I had submitted questions regarding properties that interested me,
including hitting the "Schedule a Viewing" button. I got no response.
So I called a realtor in Duncan and was put through to Michelle Thurlow. She got the ball rolling
for me fast. The following week I had three homes lined up to view, I put an offer on
one and they accepted.
You want a realtor who is on the ball and understands that 'Time is of the essence.'
Michelle was in constant contact with me, emails and texts. She helped filter out a list of home inspectors,
and the one I picked was very sharp, like her. You want a realtor who explains the home buying process,
someone who helps you through the hurdles, of which there are several. Michelle was on top of everything;
lawyer and bank manager communication, the see-saw with the Seller and the Seller's realtor and negotiation advice.
Michelle has good energy and is a pleasure to work with; I can count on her. I would recommend her to anyone
looking for a realtor who demonstrates competence in their work.

Cordelle Olson recommends 
Seaside Home Team

I had the pleasure of having my realtor Michelle work for me in the pursuit of my home purchase. Top notch customer care as she went out of her way to help me on many occasions. Thanks Michelle for everything!!

Kim Boylan  recommends Seaside Home Team.

Michelle was a pleasure to work with. She was understanding about how I felt selling my dad's home. She was compassionate and explained things every step of the way which was great. There was paperwork that needed to be done but she was able to deal with all of that quickly and his home was sold quicker than I thought. I think Michelle is a great agent and would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Kim B.

Darren Britton  recommends Seasdie Home Team.
February 13 · 
Recently had the pleasure of meeting Michelle and Blaine of the the Thurlow Real Estate Team while on the island. They are such caring team and really go out of their way to understand the needs of their clients. We had a fantastic tour of the Duncan and Cowichan Bay areas and I recommend that anyone looking to move to or from the island to contact them . The local knowledge will really make a difference and you will also make a couple great friends along the way!

Eldon Neustaeter  recommends Seaside Home Team.
February 12 · 
Michelle and Blaine are very passionate about life on the island. I moved here just a year ago and am enjoying my new adventure and exploring new places. Real Estate is done differently in BC and having a skilled guide is priceless. They can also help you find a wonderful glass of wine ;)

Gloria Shirtliff  recommends Seaside Home Team.
February 13 · 
I haven’t had any experience as far as real estate goes, but because I do know them personally, I would highly recommend them to fulfill your real estate needs. Having discussed the subject with them, I found them to be very knowledgeable on the subject. They have both put in the time and effort to learn the field. You can put your trust in this team! Gloria Shirtliff

Ken Wiens  recommends Seaside Home Team.
February 1 · 
Blaine and Michelle are very trustworthy, honest and sincere, if you are in need of real estate professionals that will do the best for you, you’re search is over!

Valerie Peasey  recommends Seaside Home Team.
February 1 · 
Michelle and Blaine are very knowledgeable about the island and can help you find a home with your interests in mind. They are down to earth, honest and will do whatever they can to find a home to meet your needs.

Dwayne Neustaeter Sr.  recommends Seaside Home Team.
I have known Blaine and Michelle for over 20 years. My wife and I have found them to be helpful, conscientious, hardworking, intelligent good people.

Jakub Dugie Ronaldo  recommends Seaside Home Team.
February 12 · 
Good people, and honest to the core, can't go wrong with this team

Michelle was super helpful with finding us a home in Duncan. She knew the area very well and pointed us to the right direction.

Belinda Kissack  recommends Seaside Home Team.
January 28 · 
Michelle and Blaine of the Thurlow team are knowledgeable, hard working and genuine! You will enjoy working with them!

Ben Sweet  recommends Seaside Home Team.
December 24, 2018 · 
Michelle Thurlow and Blaine Thurlow, are my realtors of choice. I recommend them without question, as their integrity, sticktuitiveness, and desire to provide solid results is unmatched. When you meet them you will know they truly care about your needs and are committed to helping you achieve them. I recommend them without hesitation. Ben Sweet

Tony Wolfe 

I've known Blaine Thurlow for many years and I would be hard pressed to find a more honest person. If you decide to go through Seaside Home Team you will be in very knowledgeable hands and Blaine will be truthful and lead you through everything you need to know. I would recommend him in a heartbeat. Their integrity is a huge positive!

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