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Boy, oh boy! Real estate professionals have really been taking a beating over the last few months. I am sure in some cases it is warranted; there are poor professionals in every industry. We have heard about the malpractice of dentists, doctors, home care workers, nurses, and financiers overstepping their boundaries, making mistakes, causing bodily harm and financial ruin. Maybe it is just our turn to be on the chopping block.


The latest CBC Marketplace segment has caused a great deal...

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October 3 2016, Victoria, BC



A total of 781 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this September, an increase of 10.9 per cent compared to the 704 properties sold in September last year. Inventory levels remain lower than last year, with 2,061 active listings for sale on the Victoria Real Estate Board Multiple Listing Service® at the end of September 2016, 40.7 per cent fewer than the 3,478 active listings at the end of September 2015.


"This is the lowest level...

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Keep it Simple  - BE GOOD!

Remax ConferenceThis year’s Re/Max Activate conference was held at Whistler mountain last week. Of course I went! Nothing like 600 people excited about their work and careers sharing their stories.


It was a great learning experience as well as being lots of fun; chatting, laughing, and dancing! The Chateau Whistler was a wonderful venue; fabulous setting, good food and not a rubber chicken in sight!


The reason I am sharing this event with you because not only was...

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Victoria is an amazing city to live in


Every neighbourhood has its own personality and aesthetics; from bohemian to sophisticated; to sophisticated bohemian! Something and someplace for everyone.


Choosing a home is one of the most exciting decisions you will make! It involves a series of decisions that will decide your present and your future. “Where will my children go to school?”, “or what gym or yoga studio is close to me?” “Do I want certain things within...

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Vancouver Island Fever


The other day I was speaking to a banker about mortgages and she said that she herself had seen seven applications for mortgages from Vancouver area people in just one day! Then as you move up the island there is a definite vibrancy in the offices of realtors across the board. The island is on fire! And why not? Is there a better place to live in Canada? We have moderate climate all year long, a multicultural atmosphere, accessibility to activities of every dimension...

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Amazing news for the Real Estate industry!

I was just reading the latest stats out of our Victoria Real Estate Board. We have had another record month of home sales here in the Greater Victoria area. Kudos to every REALTOR® in the area!


They have been working flat out, bringing transactions to completion, and turning over keys to happy new homeowners. A total of 883 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this August, which is an increase of 19.2 per cent compared...

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I was hosting an open house the other day and had an interesting chat with a customer from Calgary.

When I asked him if he was working with a realtor he responded by asking, “Are you one of those realtors that just sends me lists of what’s new? I can’t keep up with looking at them!” What this customer is talking about is the auto-email process.


The realtor can enter your search parameters and when a new listing pops up that fits that criteria, you get an email! If the...

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Whether you are buying a new home or selling your house, we strive to create an exceptional service.

20160905_125131_hdrWe talk a lot about “Concierge Services”. I like to think that what I offer to my clients is just that, a concierge service. Concierge used to refer to the caretaker of an apartment who would direct traffic visitors, mail, etc. and then segued into the person who takes care of guests’ special requests in some high-end hotels.


In the real estate industry, concierge usually refers...

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There is a First Time for Everything

First time buyer

My daughters are at that delicate age; ready to buy their first home! In Victoria this year, it isn’t an easy task. Prices are rising and the demand for properties far outweighs the supply.


As you can imagine, I’m working on it! As a first time buyer, there are things you can do to make the task a little easier. Make like a scout and be prepared!


The first priority is to get your financing in order. There isn’t any point in looking...

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Moving is difficult and stressful

The Reality is that change is difficult! There are decisions to be made, from needs and wants to financial assessment. There are new chores to be scheduled, from home prep to acquisition.
However, when you work with Aileen there is a plan in place and a schedule of events already laid out. All you have to do is describe your dream. her knowledge and service experience makes it easy to make the change you desire in your life.


Real Estate Questions...

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