About James Garbutt

My goal as a REALTOR is to develop trust and lasting relationships with all my clients.  To achieve this, I provide knowledge, expertise and a superior quality of service with ongoing communication every step of the way.  I focus on your individual needs and will always act in your best interests. Essentially, it is my objective to make your next sale or purchase an enjoyable and rewarding experience. My success depends on it!

As a REALTOR, I believe there is no substitute for aggressive promotion, sharp negotiating, knowledge on local neighborhoods and a thorough comprehension of current market conditions. I have a clear understanding of what it takes to successfully market your home. As first impressions are crucial, I want to ensure that your home presents itself at its best.

Once your home is ready we will then begin to implement a marketing strategy that is specifically designed for your home. My goal is to bring through as many qualified buyers to ensure that we sell your home for the highest possible price.

In addition to my Real Estate License, I have a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Simon Fraser University. Taking this educational background in combination with my professional experiences have allowed me to develop an impressive portfolio of skills and expertise which I apply to every home I market.

I am passionate about this city and find that I am very positive and enthusiastic about where I live and work. I have no doubt there is something I can do to help you with your next purchase or sale.


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James’ Awards

  • Presidents Club – Top 1% of REALTORS® in Greater Vancouver – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Medallion Club – Top 10% of REALTORS® in Greater Vancouver – 2009, 2010


I’m a family man with a beautiful wife (Diana), two young boys (Caden & Hunter), and two dogs (Reese & Rye).  When I’m not selling real estate you’ll likely find me on father duty taking my boys golfing or to the pool, or out running with the dogs on a trail.  There’s no time to rest with two kids, two dogs and a successful real estate business. Fortunately, I have a lot of energy… and a very understanding wife.

I like to think that I live the west coast lifestyle to it’s fullest.  I take advantage of nearly everything that our beautiful BC has to offer. I’m an adventurer that absolutely loves the outdoors. I explore the north shore mountains with my dogs, conquering mountain tops and discovering new swimming holes.  When the snow is here, I snowboard.  When the summer is here, I kitesurf.  Squamish is the best location for it, but Boundary Bay is fun when the storm fronts move through. Our ocean, rivers, lakes and mountains are incredibly beautiful, and I try to take advantage of them as much as possible.

My favourite sports are golf, football and hockey.  My favourite vacation spot is Maui due to it’s beautiful beaches and direct flights (which is a must with small kids).   I love good food, locally roasted coffee and craft beer.  I’m a co-founder of “Steel & Oak Brewing Company” based out of New Westminster as well.

My passion for houses and buildings began at a very young age.  I can remember sketching dream houses in elementary school and asking my parents to take detours to drive by my favourite houses.  I’ve always had an appreciation for architecture and design.  From craftsman homes with elaborate wood work, to modern homes with minimalist design.  If a home has great symmetry, quality materials and well thought out design that suits the location, I will always stop and stare.





“New Westminster home sells in bidding war” – Globe and Mail (Oct 14, 2014)

“Modest Connaught Heights home sells for $92,000 over asking” – Globe and Mail (June 5, 2015)

“Family snatches up rare New Westminster Cape Cod house” – Globe and Mail (June 26, 2015)

“Five-bedroom Burnaby home sets tear down record” – Globe and Mail (Aug 21, 2015)

Pricey reno, location attracts buyers to Massey Heights house” – Globe and Mail (Aug 28th, 2015)

Contact James

James Garbutt — REALTOR®
604 415 9800 — Office
604 315 3300 — Mobile

Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
#102 – 403 North Road,
Coquitlam, BC, V3K 3V9

#301 1508 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6J 1W8