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The Martin Velsen Real Estate Team

Helping west coast buyers and sellers achieve more wealth through real estate since 1993.

About Us

Your Dedicated West Coast Realtors®

Drawing on 30 years’ experience representing buyers and sellers in the community, we help you make intelligent real estate decisions by sharing expert advice informed by our extensive market knowledge.

Why The Elephant?

Our elephant is a representation of the strength, honour, and patience that we bring to every client experience. And just like the elephant, we never forget your choice to work with our team.

Featured Properties

Curated Listings

Browse the most desirable properties in your favourite Nanaimo and surrounding area neighbourhoods and find the perfect home that meets all your expectations.

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Happy Clients, & Counting

Customized Buying

Get a tailored buying strategy designed specifically for your needs. We become experts on you so we can efficiently source properties you’ll lovefinding your dream home sooner, and keeping more money in your pocket.



Homes Sold, So Far

Selling For Success

Learn how to make the most from your property sale with our proven strategies that are tailored to you and backed by three decades of selling real estate.

“I would not hesitate to recommend Martin and his team to anyone looking to purchase a home. They are helpful, professional and definitely have your best interests at heart.”

- Al Raven

“Martin’s attention to detail and constant communication throughout the acceptance of the offer and closing process made it such a pleasant experience.”

- Katherine Henley

“His competence as a realtor was evident in every aspect of the process and we look forward to having him help us with our next real estate transaction.”

- Ingrid & Mark Ciarfella

Your team were so great to deal with…

- Our Dad

“Martin provided super service on our sale. He was immediately there when any problems occurred and his calm approach made our task so much easier.”

- Roy Phillips and Vikki Vettese


Read about how we’ve helped buyers and sellers on the B.C. coast reach their goals and achieve real estate success here.

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Our Community

Discover Nanaimo Area Neighbourhoods

Wherever you’re looking in the Nanaimo area, there’s sure to be a community that fits your lifestyle. From family oriented enclaves to energetic urban neighbourhoods, read about the unique communities across our beautiful coast here and discover your next home.

Our Blog

Nanaimo News

Get an education in local real estate and helpful advice from our team of seasoned experts. Read our blog posts here to keep up with market trends and community news to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in Nanaimo and the surrounding area.