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Rarely is a property in this neighbourhood offered for sale. An ideal location, close to all amenities, as well as beaches and golf courses, and within walking distance to parks and schools. The spacious floor plan of over 3000 Sqft. encompasses 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, on a level and beautifully landscaped sunny 0.33 acre lot. Kitchen is outfitted with quality appliances, Corian countertops, generous cabi...
Beautiful family home on a quiet cul-de-sac in the desirable Comox neighbourhood of Foxxwood. Main floor living at its best, with a walkout ground floor that offers easy legal suite potential. Close to schools, shopping, recreation and amenities. Main floor has master bedroom with newly renovated ensuite, 2nd bedroom, laundry, bright open kitchen & dining room and a cozy living room. Off the dining room is th...
Great investment property within walking distance to downtown Courtenay. One bedroom basement suite has been approved by the City and meets current code. Main suite has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood fireplace insert, family room as well as open plan main living of kitchen, dining and living rooms. Both units have private outside space and good parking space. Laundry in both suites. This home is in really good sha...
This stunning waterfront offers you outstanding ocean and mountain views across Georgia Strait. Art Deco is the design for this 1960's fully renovated rancher with a walk out basement. The main floor is open and features the clean lines so prevalent in this design. Vaulted ceilings and a wall of windows to take advantage of the majestic views from the great room. The chefs kitchen has maple cabinetry, high en...
Mountain Views, backing greenspace and Pond! Opportunities abound in this fabulous rancher offering an exceptional lifestyle centrally located and surrounded by all the desirable amenities the Comox Valley offers. Quality is evident, as shown by the custom hemlock doors, textured, porcelain tile and bamboo flooring. The expansive "open concept" invites large family gatherings with the combined living room, di...
Well laid out townhouse complex in Courtenay. Designed in four "blocks" this complex has parking in the middle with a small court yard feel. The complex is professionally managed and is clean and tidy. Located near a bus stop and within walking distance of schools, parks and downtown Courtenay, this property can work for many different buyers. The unit is a 2 bedroom unit with a simple, open layout. There is ...
Enjoy riverside living in this beautiful patio home, just minutes to the heart of downtown, year round golfing, ocean/river paddling and 30 minutes door-to-door to Mt Washington Ski Resort. Located in a quiet setting at the edge of the Old Orchard neighbourhood, the open concept design of this home is one of the nicest layouts in Canterbury Place. Updates include stunning cork flooring throughout, newer appli...
Shelley is a member of The Canadian Real Estate Association and subscribes 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 Shelley when you buy a home:
- Explanation of the working relationship (called "agency") so that you are clear as to when your agent is working for you or for the seller.
- Shelley has access to hundreds of current listings of homes for sale because of a co- operative system called the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
- Shelley will 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.
- Shelley will help you determine how big a home you can afford. She is familiar with the local lending market and can offer helpful advice.
- Shelley can be objective in pointing out the merits of one home over another, and 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.
- Shelley will use her experience to assist you in negotiating the terms of your purchase.
- Shelley 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.
Selling Your Home - Why it Pays to Use Shelley
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 Shelley working with you, as 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 real estate agent prove invaluable. Shelley has the experience to help you understand how the market works and decide upon a realistic price that meets your goals. Shelley can also pre-screen potential buyers to make sure only those who are serious and financially qualified view your home.
Shelley 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 also include arranging open houses for other agents and potential buyers, and developing advertisements and feature sheets to market your home.
Once you have accepted an offer to buy your home, Shelley will help ensure that all the proper paperwork is completed. She will also make sure that both parties meet the necessary conditions outlined in the agreement.Working with Shelley makes sense
When you work with Shelley 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 Shelley on your side. She has been trained and licensed under the provincial Real Estate Services Act to assist in transactions involving real property and Shelley takes very seriously the code of ethics and standards of Real Estate.
Tips for Selling
SELLERS ~ Help potential buyers imagine themselves in your home by presenting a clean and clutter-free space. A little attention can add immeasurable appeal and value to your home!
Remove personal items - photos, knick-knacks and other personal touches.
Clean & clear surfaces - counters (especially in kitchens and bathrooms), can increase the space and quality feel.
Show off storage space - clear out closets, basements and garages as buyers are always looking for ample storage space.
Create ease of movement - remove or store extra belongings to create open areas and easy foot traffic throughout your home.
Bathrooms - make sure towels and shower curtains are fresh, and fixtures are clean and in good repair.
Doors & windows - clean windows inside and out, and make sure doors are clean and work well.
Walls & floors - steam clean carpets to ensure they are stain-free and fresh. A fresh coat of paint will do wonders, or a thorough wall-washing may be enough to make a room feel clean and bright.
Atmosphere - make sure that any odours such as pets, smoke or musty air are neutralized by cleaning and subtle air fresheners. Replace light bulbs and ensure everything is in working order.
Landscaping - keep lawn tidy and green, and keep hedges and plants tidy, trim and raked.
Front Door - ensure the entrance is clean, well-lit and welcoming - a beautiful plant in an accent pot, a new welcome mat - give a first impression to how well the rest of the house is kept.
Shine On - turn on outdoor lights so that buyers who drive by your home after dark will see the home in its best light.