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Well maintained 3 bedroom home with 2 bathrooms in the very popular Wishart are within walking distance to schools. Beautiful hardwood flooring on the main with airtight in the living room. Updates include Modern Main Bathroom,freshly painted interior and exterior. From kitchen and dining are leads out into a large entertaining size deck, the very private and fenced backyard with the forest behind Separate...
Townhome at Westhills is a lovely end suite showing better than new. easy care small strata, located on a quiet no through street. The main level entry opens into the living space featuring open plan main floor with stunning kitchen with Quarts counters and stainless appliances. Living room with fireplace, dining area with access to rear deck and private backyard. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms including a vaulted ...
Prestigious Stoneridge Estates. Builder's Previous Home. Stunning mountain views & ocean glimpse 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom 3854 sq.ft. executive family home includes 2 bedroom, 1544 sq.ft. suite is sure to impress. High end finishing & attention to detail throughout. Classic West Coast exterior featuring hand-dipped cedar shingles. Open concept main. Huge living room with exposed fir beams, built-in fir entertain...Listed by RE/MAX CAMOSUN
"Brittany Woods" for those 55 and over: tidy 2 level townhome on beautifully landscaped grounds conveniently located near the new Belmont Market shopping area and also Westshore Town Centre with restaurants, banks and cafes within walking distance. This well kept home offers over 1500 square feet with Master bedroom on the main and guest bedroom or office/den up. Open dining room and living room are with sli...Listed by RE/MAX CAMOSUN
OCEANFRONT West Coast living 2.5 Acres. (Approx) South -facing with low bank and walk on beach in Sunny Saseenos Clams and fish right in your backyard. Facing the Olympic Mountains in Washington with all day sun. This 3 Bedroom & 3 Bathrooms , also offers ocean views from every room. Hard wood flooring in Living room with a fantastic rock wood burning fireplace.Extra large 3 car carport, and loads of roo...
Consulting a REALTOR®
REALTORS® are members of The Canadian Real Estate Association who subscribe to a Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice. Members of the Victoria Real Estate Board are members of both the British Columbia and Canadian Real Estate Associations.The following is a list of services you can expect to receive from a REALTOR® when you buy a home:
- A REALTOR® will fully explain the details of your working relationship (called "agency") so that you are clear as to when a REALTOR® is working for you or for the seller.
- A REALTOR® has access to hundreds of current listings of homes for sale because of a co- operative system called the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®).
- A REALTOR® can provide you with a customized list of homes that best meet your needs -- size, style, features, location, proximity to schools, shopping, etc. - and then make arrangements for you to view those homes that appeal to you the most.
- A REALTOR® will help you determine how big a home you can afford. REALTORs® are familiar with the local lending market and can offer helpful advice.
- A REALTOR® has no emotional ties to any type or style of home and can be objective in pointing out the merits of one home over another.
- A REALTOR® will have information on zoning changes, taxes, utility costs and school and recreation services that could affect your decision to buy a home in a specific area.
- A REALTOR® will assist you in negotiating the terms of your purchase, which can be a nerve- wracking process for someone who is not experienced in negotiating.
- A REALTOR® will advise you of the legal process required in obtaining title and taking possession of your property; the costs associated with buying a home such as insurance, mortgage registration and legal fees will be explained in detail.
Source: Victoria Real Estate Board 2015
Selling Your Home - Why it Pays to Use a REALTOR®
Before selling your home, you will need a clear understanding of the legal issues and potential pitfalls. One wrong action could result in a lot of cost and frustration, which is why it is essential to have a REALTOR® working with you, as he or she will make the sale of your home a successful and satisfying experience.
REALTORS® use the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) to give your home maximum exposure. MLS® is a computer-based system that relays valuable information about your home to hundreds of REALTORS® and potential homebuyers.
Setting a price
Setting a price for your home is an important but difficult process. Again, this is where the services of a REALTOR® prove invaluable. REALTORS® have the experience to help you understand how the market works and decide upon a realistic price that meets your goals. REALTORS® also pre-screen potential buyers to make sure only those who are serious and financially qualified view your home.
REALTORS® will also develop a marketing plan to help your property receive maximum exposure. This will likely include placing your home on the MLS® system and placing a "For Sale" sign on the front lawn. The plan will likely also include arranging open houses for other REALTORS® and potential buyers, and developing advertisements and feature sheets/mailers to market your home.
Once you have accepted an offer to buy your home, your REALTOR® will help ensure that all the proper paperwork is completed. He or she will also make sure that both parties meet the necessary conditions outlined in the agreement.
Why working with a REALTOR® makes sense
When you work with a REALTOR® you will likely get a better price for your home than if you try to sell it yourself. Apart from the financial benefits, however, there is an extra measure of comfort and security that comes from having a REALTOR® on your side. Remember that REALTORS® are governed by a code of ethics and standards of business practice. They have also been trained and licensed under the provincial Real Estate Services Act to assist in transactions involving real property. When it comes to buying or selling property, using a REALTOR® just makes sense.
Source: Victoria Real Estate Board 2015
I have lived in Victoria, BC with my two children for the last 30 years.
Before embarking on a career in real estate, I was privileged to be with Goodwill Enterprises Corporation for 3.5 years, in a supervisory and teaching position. It was a rewarding experience, giving me a new understanding of these special people, and how important they are to our communities.
Before that, I was an instructor for Okanagan College for 12 years, and I also had my own business as an interior design and upholstery consultant in Vernon, BC. During that time I was commission by the city to do the suites to be occupied by the Queen.
Since being in real estate, now for more than 21 years, I have accomplished the status of being among the top producers of my office. I have also won the prestigious "Gold Award" and "Silver Award" in the real estate industry for Victoria. Out of approximately 1300 licensed Realtors in Victoria, I am one of the top producers. I have been with Pemberton Holmes Real Estate for more that 17 years now and I regularly receive the prestigious Joseph Pemberton Award for top sales in the company.
Real estate is a personal service. Don't hire a company, hire a person. Expect knowledge and skill from the Realtor that you hire in the areas of financing, contracts, negotiating and marketing. Select a Realtor with a track record of producing results. Buying or selling a home should not be left to chance and is not something that you let a "friend try." Trust the buying or selling of your home only to a professional. Accept nothing less than excellence.
Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, a homesite or investment property, I promise results for you and communication along the way. I invite you to contact me directly to explore how I may assist you.