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Refined West Coast Oceanfront meets Eco-Friendly Minimalist! Built above highest standards, this home appeals to the most discerning. Offering 180 degree views, utilizes collected rain water, fire-resistant LVL beams designed specifically to bear heavy loads, Galvalume metal designed to resist rust/corrosion/elements/fire, has thick concrete flooring with energy efficient in-floor heating, light grey membrane...
Rancher style view home with added bonus of a studio/guest suite. This home is one of Lake Cowichan's Best Valued Homes! A great home for 1st Time Buyers & Empty Nesters. This immaculate home offers affordable living. Enjoy main level living, mountain view, covered patio & barbeque patio. Pride of ownership is evident throughout. The main floor features a spacious entry foyer, bright living room, open conce...
Main level living in this 1,668 sq ft rancher with 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms. The kitchen features a stainless steel, solid surface stovetop with double oven, wood cabinetry and a large pantry. There is a separate formal dining room for your entertaining needs. The eating nook is bright and provides access to the covered patio. The large living room has new flooring, a new woodstove and access to the back ...
Well maintained 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 storey duplex. This quality built home offers 3 bedrooms on the main, including master with walk-in closet and terrific ocean views. A large private deck off the great room with glass handrail and outstanding views of the ocean and the Gulf Islands. Solid wood flooring flow throughout the bright open living space and luxurious heated tile in the ensuite and main bathroom...
NEWLY PRICED & Priced To Sell! Empty Nesters & Snow Birds Take Note! No Speculation Tax! This Rancher is conveniently located close to healthcare, recreation, marina, shopping & transit. Ready for new owners, it has been professionally painted inside and offers a comfortable floor plan. Features include custom tile finishing, both inside and out, a 4-Piece Ensuite, walk-in closet, heated sunroom, covered outd...
TAKE NOTE! NEW PRICE! 1st time on the market! This rare in-town acreage has great potential. Corner lot features 2 driveway accesses & ready for a 3rd. The one owner home circa 1956 has been lovingly cared for. Custom designed & built with the best quality materials & many modern features that were considered well ahead of its time. The stunning fireplace is built from hand-picked stones from various BC sites...
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.Greater exposure
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
Hello. Thank you for visiting my website and for finding out more about me.
I have been a Full Time REALTOR since 2003, providing both Residential and Commercial Real Estate Services, becoming a Member of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board's Commercial Division in 2013.
My proficiency as a Realtor comes from a good understanding of our local market and industry knowledge, communication and negotiation skills, and a diverse career background including business management, promotions, marketing & sales, and administrative experience.
My clients are my focus throughout all Real Estate transactions. They are the most important aspect of the Real Estate process. I work hard to provide my clients with the most information possible to make a well-educated decision, and to providing the best service in the industry.
I further my career education through organized industry training, but also through other sources such as seminars provided by our local Chamber of Commerce, and volunteer and personal growth opportunities with Kin Canada.
As a volunteer, I am a member of the Kinette Club of Duncan (Kin Canada), serving as Club Past President and Past Secretary, and currently as Club Bulletin Editor and the District Secretary. I've enjoyed participating in raising funds for research for ALS & CF, as well as fundraising for the Children's Hospital Foundation, local food bank and more. I'm also a member of the local Duncan/Cowichan Chamber of Commerce where I get to meet and network with the area's professionals, business people and members of other community organizations.
You can find me with my family in the community at the local ice rinks, ball fields and golf courses, and occasionally on the slopes and local beaches.
I'm always available to my clients, and am always looking forward to new experiences and meeting new people.
If you have any questions about Real Estate, whether you're purchasing or selling, give me a call or send me an email. It would be great to hear from you.
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