Military Transfers To The Comox Valley


Military and RCMP transfers can be especially hectic. Fortunately, I understand the process and know how to make your move out of the Comox Valley easier and what steps you can take to make your move as smooth as possible.


I'm registered with Brookfield Global Relocation Services and for ten years I've been helping military and RCMP families relocate out of  the Comox Valley as an approved service provider of the Integrated Relocation Program.

Step 1: Get started right away

You will receive plenty of information regarding all aspects of your transfer through your relocation advisor. It can seem overwhelming, but it’s important that you get the ball rolling right away. From doing paperwork to gathering moving boxes, keeping on top of things will make you feel more organized and in control.


Step 2: Choose the right Realtor

Having the right Comox Valley Realtor will make your military or RCMP transfer much easier. Most importantly, make sure you find a realtor that has relocation experience. It’s a busy time so you want to ensure your needs will be well looked after. 


You may want to interview a few real estate agents before settling on a final choice. Things to keep in mind while selecting your realtor:

  • Are they listening to your thoughts and concerns?
  • Do they respond in a timely manner?
  • Are they well versed in the process and knowledgeable about the process?
  • Are they someone who works well with your family?
Make sure your Comox Valley realtor will be available for at least one week in advance of listing your home and two weeks after listing your home for sale. There is a lot of work to be done in advance of your home hitting the market and the first two weeks is the most active for showings. The earlier you inform your Realtor the better prepared they can be for other services like photographers and floor plan companies.


Step 3: Preparing Your Home

Your real estate agent will likely have given you a small list of things to complete.


If there are any repairs that need to be completed by a third party tackle theses first as it may take a while to get someone into your house. Your realtor should be able to recommend trades from within the Comox Valley to help you.


Most homes will aslo need some decluttering. You don't want to get too carried away so that your home feels unlived in but decluttering will help make your home feel larger and more attractive. Keep in mind, you're moving and everything will need to be packed away anyways and this will make your life simpler later on. 


Once you've decluttered your home now it's time to thoroughly clean your home. Potential buyers will want to look in kitchen cabinets, and bedroom closets so it's best to tackle every corner.


Step 4: Photos and Showings

Your real estate agent can take it from here! For more information on what I do please click here.



Military Testimonials

Cori Lee & Jay Clarion

"Corey was recommended to me by a good friend who has many ties to the community and is one of the most genuine people I know who truly wants to help people. I can’t find strong enough words to recommend him - he went above and beyond in every single aspect of our search and purchase. I was a first time home buyer with a spouse deployed overseas, and Corey put my mind at ease by thoroughly checking every place we looked at and promptly addressed any concerns or questions I had. He always made time for me and my spouse despite both of us having irregular and busy schedules. I could not be happier working with Corey. He is extremely knowledgeable in knowing what to look out for with no pressure - just endless knowledge and support. Thank you Corey, we will always be grateful for your help and would not hesitate to recommend you to our friends as we already have!"

Rod Carroll

"As a newly posted in member to 19 Wing I used Corey back in 2012 to search for my house. He is a dedicated realtor that will not stop till he finds the perfect house for you to be able to call it a home. With his knowledge he knows the in's and outs of the Comox Valley's market. He has the experience to allow him to see issues in a place. When he does he has no problem being upfront and honest even if you have your heart set on a place. I would recommend him to everyone."


Dustin & Tina Francis

"We were stationed to 19 Wing Comox from 2012-2015. Corey listed our house when we left the Comox Valley in 2015. We met Corey through his wife Tara, who we used for family portraits every year (she’s phenomenal). When we went with Corey for listing our house, he was a very professional and dedicated real estate agent. He held several Open Houses at our home to garner attention with potential buyers and fellow realtors. He always kept us in the loop on how active the market was, and advise us accordingly. We were able to sell our home quickly and at a price very close to our asking, because of Corey’s knowledge of real estate in the Comox Valley and Vancouver Island. My family and I were able to pack our home and move to Newfoundland on schedule and budget without any stress from the housing market, because of Corey’s expertise. Thank you, Corey!"

Ben & Samantha Wilcox

"Great to work with and always there for our many calls and questions.... Highly recommend!"

Corey Zaal-Realtor-Comox Valley Real Estate
Corey Zaal: 250-331-1768
Fax: 888-743-6386
Office: 250-334-9900