Jared Thomas has made the move that many of his clients are preparing to make moving from the Coast to the Nicola Valley in 2017 to become the Voice of the team’s local Junior A franchise - the Merritt Centennials. Fans can still hear his voice on the airwaves of the local radio station Q101.1, and he’s brought that same passion for hockey to the real estate market.
There are a lot of parallels between hockey and real estate: each has its own special lingo, each has its own set of rules, and each can lead to penalties if you don’t know the rules. Jared helps you cut through the realtor jargon and hits you with the meaning behind the words in a way you can understand, he helps you learn the rules and guidelines so you have control over your buying and selling experience, and he helps you avoid mistakes that may lead to trouble down the road.
He believes the client comes first, the sale comes second, preparation is key, communication is paramount, and that relationships are built on trust and respect. He understands that this is a major decision for clients and does his best to deliver the Century 21 gold standard of service.
The Merritt area is ideally situated just 2 hours from the Lower Mainland, an hour to Kamloops, an hour and a half to Kelowna and 2 hours to Penticton - it truly is the gateway to the Okanagan. Keep your connections to the coast while enhancing your ability to explore the Interior and BC. The Nicola Valley is a destination for fishing, hunting, hiking, and outdoor activities that’s waiting for you to tap into the potential.
When gearing up to call a game, you need to have information at your disposal. Who the top players are, what are the latest stats, and you need to pass this on to the fan. When gearing up to make the biggest purchase or sale of your life you want to be armed with information. What properties will suit your needs? What are the comparables? What is the process? I give you the information you need to make an informed decision and get the most out of your transaction.
When calling a game, one thing you can never say enough is the score. What’s the progress? Has there been an update? I believe that the same applies to real estate. If an offer has been accepted or countered, if an inspection has been booked, if a problem arises you can expect a phone call or text promptly.
One of the greatest byproducts of meeting so many people in both hockey and real estate is the relationships you build along the way. I believe that each relationship starts with respect, builds with communication, and leads to trust. I want clients that aren’t just happy with the transaction, but are happy with their purchase and decision, and that means doing everything I can to make sure your standards are met
Since moving to the Nicola Valley my life has taken some meaningful steps forward. Marrying my long time girlfriend Hilary in 2019, and welcoming my son Oscar into the world in the Fall of 2020. I know that families are your world, and home can be made wherever your family is. I look forward to helping your family find their new home or move on to your next adventure.
What Others Say
“I was looking to move to Merritt and met with Jared. He helped me find my new home. Very pleasant, available when needed, and professional. Thank you Jared!”
“Jared helped us sell our first house and was great to work with. He was very professional, but also made an effort to get to know us on a personal level and understand our goals. He made sure he got us the best price for our house so we were able to move onto our next dream home. Jared made the selling process so easy for us and we would definitely recommend him to anyone!”
Josh & Amanda Jager
“Jared restored my faith in realtors, he was my realtor for the selling and buying of my 2 properties. He kept me informed with his advice and helpfulness throughout both transactions. I would gladly recommend Jared to you.”
Jared was more than helpful and knowledgeable. He listened to our needs and found us a hidden gem with so much potential. He was quick in his responses, and kept in touch with us every step of the way. He even set up our inspection and met with him for as we are buying from out of town and unable to be present. I would recommend him and he is definitely my go to if I choose to buy or sell again. He made the whole process easy and lessened the stress so much. He truly went above and beyond for us.
Thank you Jared for all your help with getting us into our home, and helping my mom and Ken with their place too! The 'Welcome Home' gift was very thoughtful and appreciated, and your help and guidance throughout the whole transaction was as well.
Laura & Rob Brodeur
Jared was a great resource when it came time to sell a family members estate in Merritt. His local knowledge and professionalism made it a smooth and easy transaction. He's excellent to deal with and can't thank him enough!
We recently purchased our first house and Jared was great throughout the process. He answered all of my annoying questions and guided us through the process efficiently and professionally.