Kul Nijjar

It is a great feeling to help people move forward with their lives. That is the most rewarding part of being in real estate. Buying or selling, these transactions can be emotional, but they also part...


Sarah Desmeules

I spent most of my life in Calgary with a career in the oil and gas industry. And while I could appreciate the offerings of city-living, I realized that it was the small-town life that I was looking for...


Get matched to your dream home
Looking for that special home in the Kootenays? Our matchmakers go beyond what you would normally expect from other agents by carefully matching you with the right home and community for your specific needs. Not the right fit? We will never try to sell you a property that doesn't feel perfect to you. 

The 

new way

of doing things

Kaslo 2008. When Kul Nijjar started her business, becoming a real estate agent was primarily a means for her to make a living and remain in Kaslo, her home base and community. 

Then, as now, the real estate business typically meant making tons of sale calls and selling, selling, selling, in the pursuit of more money and aggressive quotas. That approach never felt right for Kul.
Over time, she figured out how to do real estate differently, challenging the status quo simply by being herself and genuinely caring about people and her community. She focused on improving the quality of life for her clients through finding them the best possible homes, bringing her natural kindness along through every step of the process, from looking through listings to signing the final documents. During the past 12 years of working in the Kootenays, success for Kul has meant empowering people to live fulfilled and engaged lives in the communities where they belong. And doing things right, always.
In 2020, Kul founded KootenayBC as a bridge between the old way of doing real estate and what's next. It's a kinder, simpler, and more engaging experience that goes beyond a business transaction. The kind of service where you feel supported, heard and empowered to find your dream home and community.

Welcome home.

Our Values

What matters
most to us

In service

We are of service to our clients, our community, our team, and the belief that real estate done with heart can help change lives and neighbourhoods we call home. 

Professionalism

The key to quality and efficiency is professionalism. We offer proactive, engaged, and expert matchmaking services that put our client's best interests at the center of all we do. We are adaptable to shifting circumstances while always being grounded in our values and principles.

Intentional integrity

Action guided by wisdom is everything and intention is where it all starts. As a purpose-driven organization, our priority is making a positive difference in the lives of people. We foster honest, consistent, and uncompromising principles that guide our actions and relationships. We are committed to trusting relationships, being accountable, and staying open to improving at every level.

Kindness

Kindness is the ultimate gift. Even if opinions differ or misunderstandings occur, remaining kind in all situations helps ensure that relationships flourish. We strive to be empathetic, accepting, and compassionate, with an open and humble heart in all interactions. We say what needs to be said to do the right thing, even if it may impact our bottom line. 

Abundance mindset

We feel energized and inspired by our purpose and mission. We do not come from a place of lack but rather see the world as a place full of opportunities that inspires us to think big. We're excited by the challenges ahead and are positive, grateful, and empowered partners for our clients and communities. We choose joy over competition and we readily share our knowledge with others while maintaining a beginner's mind.