ABOUT NICOLE HINDMAN
Nicole is a wife and mother of 2 children, a dog, 2 cats and backyard chickens. When not assisting clients, Nicole enjoys time with her family hiking the beautiful trails in and around Vancouver Island, traveling up and down the Island in search of the next great spot to picnic or camp. She is also a backyard chicken enthusiast and helps her husband with their sustainable home gardens.
In 2009 Nicole and her family moved to Vancouver Island, at this time they opened a Childrens’ Consignment store that ran successfully and was shortlisted for the Small Business B.C.’s ninth annual Successful You Awards in the best community impact category and was the recipient of the Credit Unions of BC Micro-loan – Be Remarkable Campaign.
After their children entered into preschool, Nicole went on to receive her Early Childhood Education Assistant Certificate and starting working with a non-profit young parent program in Nanaimo. After several years of working with young parents and their children in the classroom and as an administrator, Nicole went from working with young children to working with elders as a Health Care Aide.
Nicole knows the neighbourhoods, schools, parks and recreational facilities and can help you select the best area for your family’s needs.
She loves being around people and enjoys sharing her secret Vancouver Island spots that are great for family outings, picnics, fishing, swimming and camping. Want to talk backyard chickens? Yep she does that too!
Nicole knows that her years in admin, being a business owner, a mother, and working with young and old will be a great asset in helping you find the perfect home, neighbourhood and what your family needs.
Let’s write the next chapter in your story together!
HISTORY OF ROYAL LEPAGE
On July 2, 1913, A.E. LePage established his real estate company ‘A.E. LePage – The Bungalow Specialist’. The A.E. LePage company enters the home construction business in 1918, building hundreds of homes in the west and north areas of Toronto. Later, A.E. LePage, with an eye to establishing codes of ethical practice for the industry, was instrumental in the founding of the Toronto Real Estate Board.
In 1964 A.E. LePage offers a new service to help companies across Canada with employee relocations. (The service now operates under Brookfield Global Relocation Services.) A.E. LePage and Royal Trust merge in 1984 to create the country’s leading diversified real estate services organization. The new company is named Royal LePage.
In 1995, Royal LePage launches www.royallepage.ca, Canada’s first national real estate website. The site becomes one of the most popular real estate web sites in Canada. Following this, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation was launched, creating the only corporately-branded charity within the Canadian real estate industry. To keep with rapidly changing technology, Royal LePage is Canada’s first national real estate company to offer property search and neighbourhood information via interactive mapping technology.
In 2017, Royal LePage grew to 17,000 REALTORS®, doubling in size since 2002.
HISTORY OF NANAIMO REALTY
In 1946 Nanaimo Realty was established as a partnership of the Ney family, headed by Frank J. Ney who was mayor of Nanaimo for 21 years, his brother William and their father Frank Sr. The first Real Estate office was in the Lotus Hotel located on Bastion Street in Nanaimo, now the site of the main branch of the Royal Bank.
On July 1, 1947, after a successful year in operation, the partnership was incorporated as Nanaimo Realty Co. Ltd., the company in operation today. By 1952 the company was very active as an Insurance and full-service Real Estate Brokerage Agency.
In 2015, Royal LePage merged their brokerage with Coast Realty Group offices in Nanaimo and Ladysmith and on Gabriola Island. The merged brokerage now operates as Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty. Combined, the brokerage has the largest market share in Ladysmith and on Gabriola Island and has almost tripled its market share in Nanaimo, based on the number of units sold.