James Garbutt

I believe there is no substitute for aggressive promotion, sharp negotiating and knowledge. I pride myself in having a good understanding of construction, local neighbourhoods and current market conditions because they are all important when evaluating and marketing properties.

Once you’re ready, we will begin to implement a marketing strategy that is designed specifically for your home. First impressions are crucial, and I want to ensure your home presents itself at its best. My strengths are understanding how to effectively launch, market and sell. My goal is to gain exposure for your home, bring in as many qualified buyers as possible and negotiate the best possible outcome.

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

I am passionate about this city. I am positive and enthusiastic about where I live and work. I have no doubt I will be able to make your next purchase or sale of a home an enjoyable and rewarding experience.


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James’ Awards

  • Presidents Club – Top 1% of Real Estate Teams in Greater Vancouver – 2017
  • 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.


I’m a family man with a beautiful wife (Diana), three young boys (Caden, Hunter, and Charlie), 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 three 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 Kauai, Hawaii due to it’s beautiful beaches.   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.

Contact James

James Garbutt — REALTOR®
604 805 3115 — Office
604 315 3300 — Mobile

630 Fifth St
New Westminster, BC
V3L 2X9