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BRING THE WHOLE FAM! Very large home that provides a lot of versatility, options and space. Lighted covered entry. Rarely available four bedrooms on the upper floor via gorgeous feature staircase. Formal living and dining rooms, huge country kitchen + access to den and a three piece bathroom are found on the main floor. Suite conveniently located above the garage is currently tenanted, offers two bedrooms, de...
Unique and rare chance to own a great house in Fernwood that has a vacant basement suite, lots of parking, plenty of bedrooms, including three on the main floor, a garage plus carport and has been well cared for over the nearly six decades of seller's ownership. Updates over the years include roof (2007), windows (2012), furnace (2014), oil tank (2020), heat pump (2017), hot water tank (2020), and awning (201...
Incredible one acre plus ocean front property with foreshore rights, wharf, deep water moorage, swimming pool and concrete and wood boathouse with electric launch/retrieve. No step entrance to main floor that offers primary bedroom with large ensuite and two other bedrooms plus 4pc bathroom. Views of Tod Inlet, Brentwood Bay, Finlayson Arm, Malahat, Saltspring, Samsun Narrows and Cowichan Bay. House needs upg...
Recently built with the majority of home warranty still in effect, this strata is clean, well designed and secure. Uber cool space featuring open plan, full ensuite bathrooms in bedrooms (primary bedroom offers large walk in closet) at opposite ends of unit, great views from the seventh floor, large balcony, large windows, breakfast bar and a spectacular roof top common BBQ/patio that allows for dog walking a...
SWALLOWS LANDING!...at this price?? This gorgeous one bedroom suite has the distinction of being the smallest suite in this luxury complex, at 962 SF but with an added bonus of nearly 10' ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. In pristine condition and first time on the market it has a gracious Entry Foyer that doubles as an office, an open plan Living, Dining and Kitchen with gleaming hardwood floors through...Listed by MACDONALD REALTY VICTORIA
Don't miss one of the best one bedroom suites in Bonds Landing! Super bright and opening atmosphere. Featuring modern laminate flooring, stainless steel appliances and in-suite laundry, this contemporary top floor (essentially, no unit above) condo faces the Gorge waterway with great views of urban life, rowers and cyclists each morning. Located on the quiet side of the building, you have lots of privacy an...
A collection of 4 single-family homes built by Garrett Wakefield and designed by Hoyt Design. This stunning brand new 3 bed, 2.5 bath home boasts 1,596 sqft of open-concept living space. The primary bedroom is located on the main level with vaulted ceilings, complete with two large closets and a spa-like en-suite. The kitchen features modern amenities such as shaker cabinets, quartz countertops, and a gas ran...Listed by MACDONALD REALTY LTD. (SID)
On the market for the first time in over 25 years this an opportunity for you and yours to get into this lovely Peninsula waterfront property and home. Solid and well maintained you can well live in this home while you plan your re-finishing ideas. Consider the opportunities & vistas with the size of spacious lot & home and see the value. Many of the non-cosmetic work has been done including upgrade to munici...Listed by Pemberton Holmes - Cloverdale
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
I am a devoted father of three fantastic (NOW) adults, Wilson, Eva and Jack, that I love and adore. We love to spend time in our 27 foot ChrisCraft touring the Gulf Islands, as well as cycle, ski, take road trips and play music together. I'm also a former teacher with a Bachelor's Degree in Education and I've studied at the University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Laval in Quebec City, and also UBC in Vancouver.
I have been a REALTOR® in Victoria, BC since 1998 and I've seen all sides of the real estate market; hot and cold, seller's and buyer's and I believe this experience gives me a decided edge when acting for both buyers and sellers. My clients will tell you that I am confident, knowledgeable, prepared and perhaps most importantly, available. Relationships with my colleagues are extremely important to me and I believe that is one of the most significant factors in getting satisfactory results for clients.
Understanding and walking the walk with respect to my fiduciary obligation on behalf of customers is one of the main reasons why I have an extremely high number of clients who choose to do business and to refer family and friends to me, again and again. Especially in this market, with all it's changing parameters and conditions, I believe you'll want to interview someone who has a bonafide plan for marketing your home. Even more importantly, you'll want to work with someone who has the experience in working with other realtors effectively and has earned their respect.
Since 2018, I have been publishing quarterly, along with Dirk Van derWal, the VictoriaQReport.com, a super deep dive into the real estate numbers that is THE go to real estate report for determining how to interpret and navigate your place in our real estate market. It's the real estate report realtors read, as we say, as so many of our local colleagues subscribe. Sign up for free now at the link above.