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Thinking of selling? Now is the time to list!

Is your family ready to move to something bigger? Maybe your knees are telling you it’s time to find a rancher. Whatever the reason, if you’ve been thinking about listing your Courtenay, Comox or Cumberland home for sale, the time to act is now!

 

Here are three good reasons to list your Comox Valley property today!

 

Beat the rush – Summer is coming!

Generally, spring and early summer are thought of as the prime selling seasons, with good reason – longer days, more sunshine, warmer weather and the approaching end of the school year.

 

Not only is spring a nice time to be out looking at houses, many home buyers are thinking ahead to the summer. It’s a good time to move for the kids as they don’t want to spend their summer holidays house hunting instead of playing in the sun. The sooner the better, both for Buyers and Sellers!

 

Demand is high – especially for Vancouver Island homes and properties

As we all know, buying in the Lower Mainland is becoming more difficult. As such, the Island has seen an influx of buyers within the local real estate market. People are looking at homes from Victoria to Campbell River. As prices increase in the bigger cities, smaller communities are looking more and more attractive.

 

Supply is low – it’s tough to leave the Comox Valley!

As a Comox Valley Realtor, it’s difficult when there is a lack of supply on the market! After all, people are moving into, not out of, our fabulous region. When supply is low it becomes a Seller’s market – so you’re in the driver’s seat. Hopefully you will receive your listing price and your home will remain on the market for only a short time.

Whether you’re a retiree looking to downsize or you have a growing family that needs more legroom, I can help sell your existing home and find you the perfect new home to meet your situation.

 

Selling, buying or just looking for more info on Comox Valley Real Estate? I can help. Contact me, visit my website or go to my Facebook page.

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Work with a Seniors Real Estate Specialist®

How my SRES® designation helps clients

 

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If you’re a senior and thinking of buying or selling, you may want to consider working with a designated Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®). Something, conveniently, I happen to be!

 

Whether you’re retiring and down-sizing, moving to be closer to grandchildren or finally getting that view property you’ve always dreamed of, as an SRES® Realtor® I have the knowledge and experience to help with every aspect of your move.

 

What SRES® (Seniors Real Estate Specialist®) means

An SRES® agent has had specialized training to help you every step of the way, from financing to marketing to understanding emotions involved in making certain life changes.

 

As an SRES® designee, I bring a customized approach to marketing and selling your property. I will work closely with you to explore housing options that serve your current and future needs.

 

Additionally, I also have working relationships with numerous other professionals – such as Anne Delaney of Delaney Relocation and Home Support Services – who are also well versed in helping people with their later life moves.

 

No matter what questions you may have, I can help you find answers. 

 

Why I became an SRES® Realtor®

Becoming an SRES® real estate agent just made sense for me. I continually strive to upgrade my education to better serve my clients. As a former registered nurse, I have always been drawn to caring for people in all aspects of their lives. So being recognized as a Realtor® who works with seniors or people nearing retirement is something that seemed a natural fit.

 

If you or your friends and family are looking for a Realtor® who understands the seniors housing market, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

 

In fact, I can help with any inquiries about real estate in the Comox Valley. Be sure to check out my Comox Valley Real Estate and MLS listings and visit my Facebook page.

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As a relocation specialist, I know how to help with your move

 

For members of the military and RCMP, moving is a necessary – not to mention hectic – part of life. As an Approved Service Provider of the Integrated Relocation Program and registered with Brookfield Global Relocation Services, I’ve been helping military and RCMP families relocate throughout my career.

 

I know military transfers can be stressful and that no two moves are alike. But I also know the process and understand how to help.

 

Whether you’re moving cross-province or cross-country, in the summer or in the winter, there are steps that you can take to make this change as smooth as possible. And the great thing is, once you get here you will love all that the Comox Valley has to offer!

 

Relocation Step 1: Get started right away

Obviously, you will receive plenty of information regarding all aspects of your transfer through your relocation advisor. It can seem overwhelming, but it’s important that you get the ball rolling right away. From doing paperwork to gathering moving boxes, keeping on top of things will make you feel more organized and in control.

 

Relocation Step 2: Choose the right Realtor®

Having the right Comox Valley Realtor® will make your military or RCMP transfer so much easier. First and foremost, make sure you find someone who has relocation experience. It’s a busy time so you want to ensure your needs will be well looked after. Testimonials and referrals from friends and work associates are always a good place to start.

 

You may want to interview a few real estate agents before settling on a final choice. Things to keep in mind during your initial conversations: are they listening to your thoughts and concerns; do they respond in a timely manner; are they well versed in the process and knowledgeable about the community; are they someone who works well with your family?

 

Relocation Step 3: When house hunting, know what you want but keep an open mind

Having chosen your Comox Valley Realtor®, make sure you have had a good conversation prior to your trip about what your requirements are. Let them know your itinerary to ensure they’re able to promptly and effectively serve your needs. That being said, don’t be afraid to “look outside the box” if they suggest new ideas. When you have the right Realtor®, you feel good about putting your trust in them to find the right place for you.

 

Relocation Step 4: Do your homework about your new community

A little knowledge is a good thing; a lot is even better. Don’t wait until your House Hunting Trip to find out about your new community. By learning about all that your new location has to offer, you can feel less overwhelmed upon your arrival. From recreation opportunities to the local shopping and entertainment options, it’s nice to have a lay of the land and get excited about future plans! In fact, feel free to check out some of my recent blogs about what makes Comox and the rest of the Comox Valley so great, including its beaches, hiking areas, festivals and entertainment.

 

 

I’d be happy to guide you through this busy time with confidence. My knowledge of the process will take the worry out of this part of your relocation.

Please contact me to find out more about local real estate opportunities or have a look at my Comox Valley real estate and MLS listings.

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