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This perfectly located home features two bedrooms, two bathrooms upstairs. Downstairs is a one bedroom, one bathroom suite, featuring French doors opening onto your own private patio area. Situated in town close to an elementary school and the beach, this almost a third of an acre lot is currently planted with wine grapes making it feel like you are living rural. Keep the grapes or switch them out for a new s...
Priced BELOW assessed value! Do you LOVE Mount Baldy? If so then this lot is waiting for you! Own your own ski in, ski out lot, situated close to the lodge, lift lines and amenities. This lot has been cleared and stumps have been pulled, there is sewer, water and electricity to the site, all you need to do is build your home and enjoy your piece of paradise. The lot has spectacular views of McKinney ski area ...
Views, views, views! Gorgeous high-end luxury condo in sought after Riverside Place. Purchased new in 2019, condo was lived in for only one month by current owner. This two bedroom, two bath plus den, features high end finishes including quartz countertops in kitchen and baths, tile backsplash, custom closets, custom light fixtures, built-in wine fridge, custom window treatments from Skyview Blinds, under cou...
A beautiful log home situated on just over 2 acres, in the peaceful community of Willowbrook. This is a horse trainer's dream and includes an arena with outdoor lighting, round pen, paddocks, hitching post, heading and heeling box with steer chute, and much, much more. Covered parking for 3 cars, or use as a hay barn, plus a one car garage or use as a tack room. Additional space outside to park your horse tra...
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 Vancouver Island 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
My name is Sharon Snelling and I have been living right here in Oliver for the last 27 years. I love this area and I cannot imagine calling anywhere else home!
I came here from England after backpacking my way around the world for 6 years. After arriving in Oliver I just knew that this was home. I embraced the lifestyle and became very passionate about camping in the summers and snowboarding in the winters. I also really enjoy curling, x-country skiing, stand up paddle boarding and horses, and currently have two horses of my own. This makes for some very fun times!
Since arriving in the South Okanagan I have worked primarily in the fruit industry and, along with my partner, have had a successful cherry export business selling cherries all around the world. I have also worked part time for Canada Post for the last ten years and some of you may recognize me from delivering your mail. In the past I have spent a number of years doing volunteer ski patrol and being a snow shoe guide at Mount Baldy.
I am now super excited to be embarking on a career in real estate. I am extremely motivated to help you with buying or selling your home, so please don’t hesitate to contact me. I will do my absolute best to ensure your real estate transactions go as smooth as possible, and make it a fun experience as well!