Maybe you remember your grandparent’s floor model radio, or the new car your parents finally bought. More than likely you remember where you lived best of all. How it smelled when it rained, the short-cuts to school and your favourite places to play.

Where you live is a 24-hour proposition. You don’t switch on where you live after the tonight show. Where you live is now. It’s what’s happening to you and your family all of the time. Where you live shapes a child’s future and contributes to your attitudes towards work and play. A home is not a bedroom… it’s an entertainment centre, a social centre, an educational centre… It’s your living centre! The core of your existence is family… and home. It’s where big decisions are made and little ones are bandied about.

No other single move you will ever make can make as much difference. A move can refocus and concentrate the joy of living. Whether it be a home or a condo, any new address can make the difference between a mere existence and existence with meaning.

David has been helping families buy and sell since 1981… over 37 years. That’s longer than almost all of the currently practicing REALTORS in the Nanaimo area and as of early 2017 Graeme has joined forces with his uncle to help continue adding to that legacy.

If you’re looking for honest & straight forward real estate guidance, with experience, stability, and integrity, whether it’s your first home or your last, we would be delighted to earn that opportunity. It will be a move worth remembering.

I am so lucky that you were recommended to be my Real-Estate agent.

With living in another Province I was able to research houses and their locations in Nanaimo online. But it was key, to have someone like you on my team who is so well connected in the community. Your ability to read people and their needs through extensive conversation landed me the home of my dreams within one day of looking. It still amazes me how fortunate I am to have a house that is in the perfect location, is the perfect size and at the right price (and it wasn't even on the market yet!). I truly believe that without your networking circle, I would not be this happy in my life.

I want to thank you so much. Hands-down you are the most honest and outstanding Real-Estate agent I have ever met! You were by my side helping find a home insurance company, reputable lawyer and guided me through the process of making the biggest purchase in my life! I appreciate your superior professionalism, your support, insight and your connections. Your expertise has made it possible for me to own my perfect home!

With thanks,

Dee F.

David is professional, personable, and just all around a fabulous person. We have passed along his name to anyone we know looking to buy or sell in Nanaimo and know that they too will be well looked after. He is the best there is and we wouldn’t use anyone else. We can’t wait to have him over to celebrate the new house we are enjoying very much thanks to his hard work and dedication to finding us our perfect place to call home!


Courtenay L. and Charles C.

Your support and tact were only exceeded by your well-honed skill in marketing that poor property that I was unable to care for.

Similar to the last time you handled a house sale for me, actually. That time I was settling the estate of my late husband and I relied upon your support and skill as well.

In closing, I wish to acknowledge that there is no question in my mind that you went well above and beyond what would be considered "professional responsibilities" during this, what I can only term, difficult time for me.

Hopefully, the next time I have a real estate need it will be a joyous occasion, maybe to balance out the two more trying times you have helped me!!

Best regards;

From our first meeting to the sale of the house, David was the consummate professional. His thorough research of real estate in the Qualicum Beach area enabled him to suggest the listing price range that would attract most buyers.

David then worked with us to develop the best sales strategy. His advertising campaign was thorough: David's interior photos were top-notch; there was an attractive online listing, including a drone flyover; there were brochures and mail outs; he arranged Open Houses; even the roadside sign was beautifully done.

Throughout the process David was an excellent communicator, keeping us up to date every step of the way, promptly replying to any question we had. He was even considerate of the neighbours living close to Mom's house, letting them know what was happening.

Thanks to David's efforts, Mom's house sold within days of going on the market and at more than the asking price! We were thrilled!

We would without question choose to work with David again. He is an excellent, all-around Realtor.

Maia L & Sherry M

I am pleased to report that not only did our realtor sooth all our concerns about moving, but also led us gently through the process of analyzing the market, picking the right price-point, solving banking issues, making useful tips about presenting the house, and following… right up to and past the moment the cleaners left.
Our home was sold for a reasonable price and in a timely fashion. It was all the unexpected ‘above and beyond” things that made our life easier in what is invariably a stressful time.

Thank you!
Andrew B.

We want to thank you so much for taking care of all the details in regards to the sale of our home. You made the experience as smooth as it could be. Your knowledge and professionalism are outstanding. So we would recommend you in a heartbeat!

Marika & David

I want to thank you and also congradulate you on the extremely professional and competent way I was represented regarding the recent sale of my home.
Through skillful and astute actions, you were able ultimately to achieve a sale of the house at a price for higher than I had expected. Only a true professional would place the interest of his clients ahead of his own without hesitation as you did.
I would never hesitate to recommend your services to anyone. Many thanks for a great working relationship.

Brent T.

Selling a house can be challenging on many levels. In our case, David worked diligently to make this as seamless as possible. He brought in-depth knowledge, professional experience and most importantly integrity to the table. I have since recommended him to others based on these qualities and have only received positive feedback

Kathy K.

Moving to Nanaimo from Edmonton was a challenge but the first time we talked to David on the phone, we knew we were in wonderful hands. David took the time and got to know us and what we were looking for, and helped us buy our dream home on the island. We would highly recommend David to anyone buying or selling their home.

Ian and Jaye S

We had the best experience with Graeme and David! They are both very personable and professional, and we could not have sold our home without the expertise that these two bring to the table. Our home sold very quickly, and we are so grateful for the work they do. They know how to market a home to get the best exposure and results, and discuss it all with you along the way so that everything is clear. They took away a lot of stress for us, I would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone looking to buy or sell, and in fact will be spreading the word to anyone who needs an amazing real estate team. Thank you!

Wendy C & Peter C

These two gentlemen are a great pair. David and Graeme working as a team allowed us to see homes quicker and take action at the right moments to finalize our deal. Davids' experience in the real estate business is a major asset when you are looking for advice on making the right move and building your approach. Graeme is a talented young eager professional ready to show you homes and help you find exactly what you're after. I would highly recommend these two whether you're trying to buy or sell a home.

Devon C

Being a business team ourselves, we loved the experience of working with a real estate team! Hayward & MacPhail worked tirelessly for us, and were bar none the best choice! We loved their extensive experience in the Nanaimo market, enthusiasm and perspective! In a stressful buyers market, they helped us find an amazing home, and made the house hunting experience much better! We can't say enough great accolades about this incredible team!

Steve & Courtney J

Having David Hayward as our real estate agent was indeed a pleasure. Not only were he and his nephew/business partner, Graeme Macphail very thorough in their approach to our listing but they treated it with true professionalism throughout the process. David and Graeme have re-established our faith in working with a real estate agent. We have bought and sold several times over the years and this was by far the most seamless and least stressful experience of all. We would encourage anyone considering working with a real estate professional to meet with David as we know you will not be disappointed with the service and support he has to offer when deciding on selling/purchasing your next home. We cannot express our satisfaction with the experience enough. Thank you David and Graeme. You make a great team!

Rick & Barb

We recently purchased a new home and are very happy with our experience working with Graeme MacPhail. He was knowledgeable and attentive. We kept him busy looking for the right place. He encouraged us to keep searching for the right home, and then found us the perfect place to raise our family. I would recommend him to anybody.

Aliesha & Andrew

Graeme MacPhail was awesome to work with. He was very helpful and accommodating to show us many properties. He was always quick to respond to our questions and did a lot of researching on our behalf. He was very easy to work with and he made our house buying experience fun! I would definitely recommend Graeme as your realtor!

Alex & James

My first home buying experience was easy and painless thanks to Graeme MacPhail of the Royal LePage Real Estate Team. He worked with us on our schedule and was always easy to get in contact with. He was patient and answered every question we had. Graeme was great about making appointments immediately, he always got back to us quickly and his advice was incredibly useful. He was very knowledgeable and honest with his opinion about all the houses we viewed. I highly recommend Graeme MacPhail!

Zhenya & Dave

We have recently moved across province to Nanaimo. Vancouver Island called out to us in the Okanagan. Fortunately, through family, David Hayward of Nanaimo Realty, was recommended as a go to realtor. Well, we must say, we had the great pleasure of working with him to start our search. To his credit, in very short order, we found our perfect home. Viewing and purchasing a home long distance can be a rather daunting task. Moving is said to be very stressful, selling, buying, relocating can be overwhelming. David was able to make the entire process relatively easy and issue free. He is generous with both his time and knowledge and he consistently showed us a great deal of patience. He takes the time to listen to his clients and quite obviously seeks to understand their needs and of course, their wants. We witnessed his vast experience in the region as we didn't really know what area we wanted to live! Our list was Parksville to Ladysmith, and all points between when we started. Through email, phone calls, texts and skype every detail was looked after. All the professionals that we dealt with throughout the process made mention of David's professionalism. We are grateful for his continued support of us as we adjust to our new community.

Karen E.

David is professional all the way through and is very generous of his time. I never felt rushed and always, I felt listened to. Time and again, David has gone the extra mile, e.g. to arrange the final cleaning of my condominium for sale, when I was out of town. David has excellent insight to the local market and I trust his opinion. Each time I bought and sold a home, the process was a smooth and positive one for me. People have questioned how I can be so relaxed when I am in the middle of selling my home. It's easy: I have David Hayward looking after my needs and I know that nothing will go wrong. I would highly recommend David Hayward as a REALTOR.

Sarah M.


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