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Meet Victoria’s First South Asian Woman to be among Top 10% Realtors: DEZ DALJIT MAHAL

Darpan News Desk Darpan, 19 May, 2023
  • Meet Victoria’s First South Asian Woman to be among Top 10% Realtors: DEZ DALJIT MAHAL

"My clients and community keep me going and striving to do more each day. I enjoy assisting them, encouraging them to be more involved with the community, and helping them through their home-buying and selling journey. Most of my clients become my friends, and their friendship means a lot to me,."- Dez Daljit Mahal

Learn a bit about Victoria Vs. Lower Mainland. 

Born and raised in Victoria, Dez Daljit Mahal holds immense love for and knowledge of her hometown. Mahal has become the first South-Asian woman to enter the top 10% of realtors on Vancouver Island, has earned the MLS Gold Award in 2022, and has been voted “Best in the City” for two consecutive years in a row (2021-2022). The boss lady reveals, “Many women in my community felt that there wasn’t a prominent South Asian woman in Victoria to assist with their real estate needs, so I set out on my journey to become that woman.” 

Mahal explains that the cost of living in both Vancouver and Victoria is comparable. Of course, the sheer size of Vancouver makes for extra expenses. As purchasing a home in Vancouver’s core can be financially draining, the alternative is the city’s outskirts, leading to lengthy daily commutes. Although Victoria’s rising population is causing wider-spread housing and heavier traffic, the average resident spends less time and money commuting. Moreover, Victoria’s rental prices are higher than many parts of the Lower Mainland due to a lack of inventory. As such, the monthly return on investment is much higher in Victoria. Mahal concludes, “Basically, you pay less for a home and earn more on a monthly basis.” As of April 2023, rental for a 1-bedroom apartment in Victoria is $1,978, and for a 2-bedroom apartment is $2,525. Victoria’s market is more stable than Vancouver, too. During the last several months, as interest rates rose, Victoria didn’t experience as steep of a value decline. 

Keeping on top of such news about Victoria’s lucrative market, Mahal is a true expert. One can rely on her for professionalism & assistance during their real estate transaction. Her client, Kuldeep, emphasizes, “Dez Daljit Mahal is a realtor every customer wants or requires in the real estate market. She is extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy. She quickly determines customers’ needs and helps achieve your dream house.” As a bold woman shattering the glass ceiling, Mahal is passionate about women’s empowerment and believes in uplifting other women as strives to deliver more than expected. She has learned to manage and handle every obstacle life throws at her and is fueled by the desire to genuinely serve her clients and community.

Her biggest achievement is the trust and love she has earned from her clients, friends, community, and family. “My clients and community keep me going and striving to do more each day. I enjoy assisting them, encouraging them to be more involved with the community, and helping them through their home-buying and selling journey. Most of my clients become my friends, and their friendship means a lot to me,” she says. 

Apart from working, she enjoys volunteering. Even as a child, she would go with her grandmother every weekend to volunteer and serve the community, which instilled a passion for community work in her from a very young age. “From the very beginning, I was taught the importance of giving back to society, and I continue to give back and participate in as many ways as I can even today,” says Mahal.

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