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Development opportunity with PLA in place to subdivide into 7 lots with the existing home remaining on one lot closest to the parkland. The existing home would offer reasonable value when renovated and is currently tenanted while you plan for your development. The location is within a 5-minute drive or bus ride to VIU or 5-minute drive to downtown, the seawall, seaplanes, ferry, and shopping. Great opportu...
Exceptionally private, ocean-view 1.67-acre property in sought after Hammond Bay with a 3072sqft home offering expansive main level living and very separate, bright ground level legal 2 bedroom suite with lots of windows and private entrance. The main level of this lovely home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, garage, large rec room, ocean views and a double garage. Both suites offer open plan living, in-suite...
Private oasis by Long Lake! Lovely well cared for 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom updated rancher situated in a desirable, friendly location that you will love to call home. This is like the old fashioned neighbourhood where the neighbours say hello and pause for a friendly chat while taking their daily stroll. The location is ideally positioned within a short walk to the swimming beach at Long Lake, the lake trails a...
Desirable 5.48 acre semi-ocean front property with an expansive 2100sqft rancher offering 250 feet of unobstructed ocean view frontage directly opposite tranquil Qualicum Bay. The property offers community water, 2 septic fields, front and rear road access with potential for residential subdivision or create your own family estate or private multi-home community. There is an existing Vancouver Island Health A...
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
Sandy Clark - the Vancouver Island real estate specialist guiding clients through the real estate market and life on central Vancouver Island!
With a life long passion for real estate, Sandy initially followed the real estate market as a hobby until she pursued her passion into a successful career as a licensed, accredited realtor in residential and commercial real estate! Year after year Sandy has been recognized as one of the top performing agents in her region. She has a natural, trusting demeanor with extensive knowledge and professional experience with home buyers, developers, investors, seniors and a genuine compassion for sellers dealing with family estates.
Sandy takes pride in helping buyers find the right home, investment or development location on central Vancouver Island and her ability to guide sellers on "if, when and how" to sell their properties. Her exceptional knowledge of the different municipalities on Vancouver Island, economic development, residential and commercial growth centres assists buyers and sellers to make the right decision for their real estate needs. There are a vast range of communities throughout the Island that offer diverse lifestyles, and Sandy expresses the importance of exploring the different options available when relocating to or investing on Vancouver Island.
Sandy looks forward to providing professional, honest residential and commercial real estate services to buyers and sellers throughout Vancouver Island.