Rhys Duch

Rhys Duch is no stranger to a little friendly competition. As a newly retired professional lacrosse player, and former member of the Victoria Shamrocks lacrosse team, he knows that a good strategy, hard work, and supporting your team every step of the way is how you get the outcome you want. He applies this same energy to his real estate clients. Since 2015, Rhys has worked as a licensed realtor in Victoria, BC. He loves to help take the stress out of buying and selling homes and getting his clients settled into the perfect space for them and their families. For Rhys, the South Island is the perfect place to raise a family and stay connected to friends - no one is ever more than 30 minutes away, and we are surrounded by oceans, mountains, and forests.

He is also passionate about supporting local sports teams through coaching, active volunteering at community events, and sponsorships. Rhys lives in the Westshore with his amazing wife Jenna, and son Finnley, and daughter Taylor.


What does "home" mean to you?

Home is the place you feel most comfortable, where you can be yourself and always have a sense of belonging.

Why do you love helping people find/sell their home?

Buying a home can be such an exciting, fun, and positive experience. It can also be a bit nerve-wracking, especially when you are dealing with tight timelines. I love being able to help people feel reassured through the entire process. When they get the home they want, or sell their home with relative ease it is very rewarding.

Why did you decide to become a realtor?

A few years ago, I decided to transition to a new career path, a number my friends and family suggested I could apply my skills and strengths as realtor. 

For my entire life, I have enjoyed sports and playing on teams. I am still an avid lacrosse player, and play with the Victoria Shamrocks. Being part of a team is all about working together, supporting your teammates under all circumstances, and making quick decisions. I feel that these qualities make for a being a good realtor too. A little competitiveness helps too! 

I have also worked as a personal trainer. My favourite part of the job was to help my clients identify their goals, and create a realistic plan to achieve them. This is a big part of being a realtor too. I love seeing people creating a vision and then accomplishing what they set out to do. 

What is unique about your approach?

I bring a very enthusiastic approach and try and make the experience enjoyable from start to finish. It is one of my jobs to take the stress out of the experience, and I jump on doing that early. I am easy to get along with and keep things positive.

Why do you love living in the South Island area?

So many reasons! Unlike other sprawling cities, I'm never more than a half hour from family or friends. Victorians love to “complain” when they have to travel farther than 15-20 minutes to get anywhere, but compared to everywhere else, our commutes are pretty easy. Our city is growing quickly, but there are so many great little neighbourhoods that give you a small town feeling, like Langford, Sooke, Sidney, Oak Bay, Fernwood, and Cook Street Village. You really get to feel part of your community. We are a big city with a small-town heart. I also love that we have such an abundance of nature here in the South Island. I can visit the ocean and the rain forest in the same day.

How would you describe your clients?

I love meeting all sorts of people, and getting to know what kind of home will suit them and their families the best. Working with young couples or singles to find their first home is always exciting. I also enjoy working with empty nesters and older folks to down-size and find homes that make more sense for them.

What does an ideal day off look like for you?

On a perfect day off, I would take the dogs for a morning walk in nature with my family. Then maybe connect with friends for a game of golf. We would end the day with a barbecue at our home. Once we put the kids to bed, I love to settle in with a cold drink and the game with my friends and family.


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