James Garbutt

I started my career as a Realtor in 2008 and am a co-founded the Garbutt + Dumas Real Estate Team, which consistently ranks in the Top 1% of Realtors with over $100M in sales annually.

I believe there is no substitute for effective promotion, sharp negotiating and knowledge when it comes to selling real estate. I pride myself in having a good understanding of construction, our cities & neighbourhoods, and staying on top of current market conditions. My strengths are understanding how to effectively launch, market and sell. My goal is to help clients achieve their goals and negotiate the best possible outcome.

Whether it’s design or construction, houses or towers, residential or commercial, I seem to have a genuine interest for it all.  I personally build, restore and invest in real estate, and love doing it!  I also have a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, which gives me an impressive portfolio of skills which I apply to every client.

I am passionate about this city. I am positive and enthusiastic about where I live and work. I have no doubt that our team will make your next purchase or sale an enjoyable and rewarding experience.


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James’ Awards

  • Presidents Club – Top 1% of Real Estate Teams in Greater Vancouver – 2017 & 2018
  • Presidents Club – Top 1% of REALTORS® in Greater Vancouver – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
  • Medallion Club – Top 10% of REALTORS® in Greater Vancouver since 2009.
  • KW Elite Realty – Top Performing REALTOR® – 2017.


I’m a husband to my incredible wife Diana, a father to three young boys (Caden, Hunter, and Charlie), and a soul mate to two dogs (Reese & Rye).  When I’m not selling real estate you’ll likely find me playing with my boys, coaching soccer or trail running with my dogs.

I try 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 and lover of the outdoors. I explore the north shore mountains often with my dogs, conquering mountain tops and discovering new trials.  In the winter, I snowboard and snowshoe.  In the summer, I kiteboard and hike. In the fall & spring, I trail run.  Our ocean, rivers, lakes and mountains are incredibly beautiful, and I try to take advantage of them as much as possible.

For vacations we often go to Hawaii to enjoy it’s beautiful beaches (and direct flights… important with 3 kids).   I love good food, locally roasted coffee and craft beer.  I am also the co-founder of Steel & Oak Brewing Company based out of New Westminster.

My passion for real estate began at a very young age.  When I was in elementary school I can remember building tree forts in the forrest behind my house, sketching my dream house and asking my parents to take neighbourhood 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.

Contact James

James Garbutt — REALTOR®
604 805 3115 — Office

630 Fifth St
New Westminster, BC
V3L 2X9