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S605-737 Humboldt St Bed: 2 Bath: 2 Price: $999,999

The Aria - South Tower! Fabulous South-East two bedroom PLUS den suite. Offering generous and well-appointed living space, features include high end appliances, granite countertops, heated ensuite bathroom floor, high ceilings, many built ins including wall safe, office shelving and Murphy bed, balcony with gas BBQ hook-up. Bedrooms are situated on opposite sides of the open concept living area for maximum pr...

1002 Fashoda Pl Bed: 3 Bath: 3 Price: $799,000 SOLD

This super cute three bedroom house is neat as a pin and so much bigger than it looks from outside!! Pride of ownership is evident throughout the home and property, from the gracious open kitchen with oversized island to the well appointed living dining combo. Primary bedroom and full bath complete the main floor. Upstairs are two good-sized bedrooms with ample closet space and a split bath (tub is in a separ...

2551 Eaglecrest Dr Bed: 4 Bath: 4 Price: $1,299,900 SOLD BY

No expense spared at this stunning 2012 built West Coast Custom Home. Beautifully situated on 0.76 acres, this inspired 2800 sq ft, 4 bed + den family home with an in-law kitchenette is situated perfectly among its surroundings with old growth cedar siding, rustic masonry walls, custom railings & 'lifetime' metal roof. Step inside to a tiled grand entrance and open concept main floor with engineered hardwood ...

303-71 Gorge Rd Bed: 2 Bath: 2 Price: $575,000 SOLD

WATERFRONT CONDO!!! - Featuring full unobstructed views of the Gorge Waterway from all principal rooms, this meticulously updated 2 bedroom 2 bath condo is located in the desirable Cedar Shores Complex, that is well run and proactively managed. Enjoy the Pool, Whirlpool, Sauna, Tennis Courts and Community Room. Rentals allowed, no pets, age 16+. Unit has been fully renovated by the current owner including re...

514-967 Whirlaway Cres Bed: 2 Bath: 2 Price: $649,900 SOLD BY

Residence II at Triple Crown. Gorgeous 5th-floor corner suite on the NW side with huge wrap-around deck. 855 sqft separated 2 bedroom 2 bathroom open concept living area with linear electric fireplace. Stunning kitchen with island, stainless gas range, double door fridge, ice and water, with bottom mount freezer, dishwasher and OTR microwave. 3 head ductless split heat pump as well as gas hot water on demand....

Listed by Royal LePage Coast Capital - Chatterton

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

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