Our goal is to make the process of buying, selling, or owning a home efficient, enjoyable and rewarding for you. Here are what some of Jane's clients have said about her real estate services. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little better and we look forward to doing the same. ~ Briar Hill Group
"Jane's approach is methodical, planned, and informational. She guides you through the steps in a measured way. We appreciated her useful suggestions and connections within our community to make the process smooth. We are happy to recommend Jane as anyone's realtor, especially first time home buyers such as ourselves."
Melody and Jason ~ Saanich East
"Jane worked with us to sell our condo in Victoria and also to purchase a lovely house in Oak Bay. She was a pleasure to work with and she made sure that all the details were handled to perfection."
Dan and Giselle ~ Victoria
“Jane has been absolutely wonderful with us. She came highly recommended by another Winnipeg expat and exceeded our friend’s glowing recommendation. We met Jane a year ago when, well aware we were scouting but not yet ready to buy, she took us to see numerous properties so that we could understand the neighbourhoods in which we were interested.
Jane was always available over the next 10 months to advise us immediately on any MLS listing that caught our attention.
We returned this January intending to buy, and Jane was very helpful in taking us to a range of condos; once we fell in love with a property, Jane and her team steered us through the bargaining and paperwork skillfully.
Jane knows the city —- easy enough to say, but she knows the history of buildings and properties so thoroughly, that in minutes of stepping through the door we understood why a price was so low or why a unit had gone unsold . Jane instantly spotted flaws or age or imminent need for repairs, she told us when a unit would get sunlight and just how bright or dark it would be.
We saw right away through Jane’s eyes what life would be like in each unit we visited.
She is personable, cheerful, thorough, and knowledgeable, and seemingly so tireless —- we now consider Jane a friend, and recommend her unreservedly.”
Nick & Lyn ~ Saanich West
“I have bought and sold across the province including Vancouver Island and my experiences with real estate agents have always been good. That said I can say Jane and her group have been in another league, where most agents are solid CFL players Jane has been all pro NFL! We found the exact home we wanted for my mom and had it signed, sealed and delivered within 24 hrs.”
Eric and Renee
"Big huge shout out to our friend and our realtor Jane Johnston who lead /carried us through a multiple offer and we won - to purchasing our new home this week!! And another amazing rock star in this deal was mortgage broker Jen Lowe who got us the best deal going. These ladies not only know their stuff- they go the extra mile for their clients. Thank you. Michelle & John
We started demoing the inside the minute we got the keys.. dusted off my ole tool belt - to frame this weekend!!!"
Michelle and John ~ Saanich East
"Thanks to Jane and her team for their ability to combine hard work & professionalism with a positive attitude. I will recommend the Briar Hill Group to anyone needing a realtor."
Rick ~ Victoria
"Working with Jane was a pleasure! As a newcomer to the city, she helped me navigate the market and identify the best home for me. She is professional, extremely responsive and knowledgeable. I would absolutely work with Jane again and highly recommend her!"
Christina ~ Colwood
“Jane Johnston has been incredible to work with! She has taught me so much about to complexities of real estate while still making it feel calm and simple. Jane has an incredible ability to understand what you need and provides that in a professional yet incredibly personal way. I truly felt like Jane knew what I was after and would do everything in her power to get that for me, and if you've met Jane you will know there isn't much that fall out of that scope. I am humbled by Janes work ethic, knowledge, and success and it was a privilege to work with and learn from her. Thank you Jane!”
Evan ~ Langford
"Thank you very much for being such a great real estate agent for us!
You pointed out all the things we needed to know, were very tuned in to what we were looking for. You helped us ensure that the seller fixed a few things that needed fixing and helped us negotiate a really good price for the property. I am both impressed and very pleased, re: your looking after us and your advice.
Frances and Easton ~ Sidney
"What can I say about working with Jane ... As a single father of a teenage daughter, I found that Jane really understood my housing needs - from location for ease of bus access, to a focus on safety and security, to a requirement for two bathrooms, to space enough to both share space and retain privacy. I found Jane very thorough, very flexible with my work schedule, and very discrete. With respect to discretion, Jane and I have a number of mutual friends and I was especially pleased to find that they heard about my housing journey from me and not from Jane. I would recommend Jane to anyone and I personally intend to utilize Jane's services should I ever be property searching again."
Reg ~ James Bay
"Such an exciting chapter in my life. I’m grateful that Jane was so detail orientated, and truly a motivated realtor who WORKS for me. She hustled and sent me videos, made for me, of places I was interested in to save me time. She kept me informed and communicated every step of the way. She is an outstanding professional, that I won’t hesitate to refer, or hire again! The entire process was seamless and stress free! I am so pleased with her services- she’s truly a champion in her field!"
Kris ~ Oak Bay
"Janes communication, expert advice and negotiating skills were a huge help in completing our land purchase! I would highly recommend Jane to anyone that is needing an expert realtor in the Greater Victoria area—in-fact I DO recommend Jane to everyone I know looking for a realtor! Thank you Jane for your help in purchasing our land to build our new home!"
The Lowe Family ~ Langford
"Jane was referred to us by close friends and immediately sprang to help us with our home buying project. Her customer service is beyond reproach, and she will respond quickly to anything asked of her - even while she's away on international business! On top of her optimistic approach and excellent knowledge of the market, Jane has cultivated a great network of professionals that really show her care and forethought in all the aspects of buying a home. We would not hesitate to recommend Jane Johnston to our closest friends and family."
Rhys & Heidi ~ Esquimalt
“These two were great about using technology to help me find my dream home from Ontario. By the time I met them in person they felt like longtime friends! I was supported every step of the way, and knew I was in good hands with their advice. The whole real estate process can be very emotional, but with Jane and Brock by my side, I must say, I have never felt so calm about a home-buying decision. These two will be my realtors for life ... as long as they will have me! :)”
Angela ~ Victoria
"I was really happy to be working with Jane because she’s so full of fun, she’s humorous but she’s professional at the same time. She was very attentive, helpful and responsive and considered my needs very well. It was really a joy and a pleasure to be working with Jane and I hope that our paths cross again sometime."
Tuula ~ Saanich West
"Jane is phenomenal! Not only did she help us find a home to meet our needs in our short time frame; she took on so many of the details that come with purchasing an older home. We would like to thank her for everything; above all else, our peace of mind."
Shelley & Paul ~ Colwood
“Newly arrived in Canada, we chose Jane Johnston based on an excellent recommendation – which is thoroughly deserved! Professionally, Jane is dedicated, knowledgeable and persistent, and guided us through the home purchase process with patience, grace and good humour! Proactive and generous with her time, her engaging personality, extensive network of like –minded contacts and positive energy is infectious. Helping us achieve a seamless transition and welcome to Canada was more than we could have expected, and covered much more than buying a house. I wouldn’t consider anyone else!”
The Bowies ~ Langford
"Jane, thank you so much for your help in finding my perfect condo. You made the whole process seem so easy.
Ashley ~ Victoria
"Jane is a master at what she does. We had full confidence in her and trusted her to guide us while making such amazing life decisions. Jane, is not just a realtor, she reassured us at every pass, answered all of our many questions with speed and honesty and became invested in our journey as much as we were. I was able to connect with her whenever I needed and always felt that she had our interest on the forefrontt. Her professialism is only matched by her humor and understanding nature."
The Merkens Family ~ Colwood
"Jane wasn't our first realtor. She took us on, damaged and carrying bitter baggage. We were nurtured and re-educated properly with current statistics, home values and the local market. Then, with her expert knowledge and keen navigation skills of our desired areas of Fairfield & Oak Bay, plus her innate sense of nailing a home's value and using every skill and resource at her fingertips, we found & bought our dream home in no time flat. But there's more. She also has a list of kind, trustworthy contacts that she knows personally in every field you could imagine, from floor sanders, inspectors, roofers and wood workers to full on demolition & rebuild to a great baker & florist. Hire Jane & get moving!”
The Rice's ~ Fairfield
"Jane was detail oriented, patient and eager to see all house options. She gives earnest advice but just enough. We have used Jane for purchasing our first house and now our first income property. We have recommended her to friends and we are glad to call her our realtor."
Beth & Jason ~ Vic West
"The focus with which Jane devotes herself to you is astounding and undoubtedly the reason why the offer for the hotly contested condo I had my eyes on beat out all others. Her network is broad and this made my life considerably easier when dealing with all that is involved in buying a property. Jane is personable and dedicated to ensure that I got what I wanted."
Arno ~ Langford
"Jane is direct, quick to respond & honest.I appreciated her friendliness, frankness and west coast casual manner. I would be happy to recommend her to anyone looking for someone to guide them through the process of selling or buying"
Jill ~ Victoria
"Moving to Canada and finding a new home was a big step and Jane was the perfect ally. She helped seal the deal on the perfect home. She is a pro!"
The Roper Family ~ Oak Bay
"I was extremely pleased with Jane's friendlieness, expert guidance, gret customer care and awesome marketing for the recent sale of our mothers' home. From the intial meeting everything was made clear and great advice was given in relation to all aspects of the sale, such as contracts, pricing, when to put it on the market, staging and more!"
The Riley Family ~ Esquimalt
"This was my fifth purchase and sale with Jane. She is a lovely person to work with!"
Murdoch Scott ~ Langford
"After having recommended Jane to others, we recently found ourselves hiring Jane to sell our home. She was professional, her advice indispensable, and our property sold in days for well over asking price - our first stress free sale ever!"
Shirley & Brent ~ Broadmead
"Working with the Briar Hill Group was an absolute pleasure! They helped us find our first home in a tough, sellers' market while meeting our needs and budget!"
Amber, Drew and Simon ~ Fairfield West
"Jane helped us buy and sell properties, suggesting adjustments as needed and kep us informed along the way. There's a reason she is top in her field - she's that good!"
Sadie and Karen
~ Langford and Central Saanich ~
"We feel very lucky that we got to work with Jane Johnston. It was such a pleasure! She is professional, outgoing and competent. Jane listened carefully to our needs and never rushed us into making decisions. We are very grateful for all the time she invested in us!"
Oksana and Alex ~ Fernwood
"As a first time buyer, you made it very easy to learn about buying a property. I came in knowing nearly nothing besides a bit of terminology from HGTV haha. You were super patient and willing to go see a property at a moments notice and I would recommend you to anyone in a heart beat!"
Natalie ~ Victoria