Real Estate on Salt Spring Island, BC
Total real estate sales (of properties with homes) in 2019 are down from 2018 levels, but prices for an average non waterfront (NWF) home are still nudging higher, about 5 - 7% higher than prices for the period last year. The sample of waterfront homes that have sold to date is too small at this point to draw any conclusions.
Far from following Vancouver's trends (a common misconception that Salt Spring goes where Vancouver goes), our market remains pretty robust, with strong demand for properties that are priced right (as evidenced by a number of competing offers on some new listings). When buyers see prices on current listings fall, it's not so much that the market is softening, but rather that the property was priced too high to begin with. Decreases in list prices, at the end of summer and the beginning of fall, often reflect the motivation of sellers as well as the reality that the seller tested the market but had not received offers at the higher price.
Salt Spring continues to attract an amazing array of people from all walks of life; it's full of the most lively, literate, artistic and articulate brainy people you'll ever want to meet. Its rainforests, arbutus trees, split rail fences, vineyards, grazing sheep, homemade jams and breads, organic veggies and cheeses, not to mention the spectacular ocean vistas —well, just about the whole thing—can take your breath away. And it's easy to find kindred spirits and your own place in the community if you are new to the island. Join the Forum (for interesting and prominent guest speakers), take in a performance at ArtSpring, join the golf or tennis club, the potters or artists guilds, the weavers and spinners, the hiking club. Learn to play pickleball, take up a new craft, visit our multiple galleries and openings. It's all here.
Gold MLS Sales Award 2018
Multiple MLS Award Winner 2011 - 2018 Victoria Real Estate Board
Real estate - buying or selling a home - is a personal thing. And your relationship with your REALTOR® becomes a very important one, very quickly. You'll want to choose someone you feel comfortable with, who listens and understands your perspective and point of view, who is responsive to you – who is honest, and cares.
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"Peerless service: What I feel goes way beyond satisfaction -- you were terrific, and went far beyond the call of duty ... Your help made all the difference."
"Her assistance in the sale of our mother's house, a complicated and emotional business, went far beyond what is normally expected of a realtor. From the initial assessment to the final closing she was helpful, sensitive, efficient, and stalwart ... From listing to closing was less than three months, and we got the price we hoped for. It really was a pleasure to work with her .... peerless service."
"Energetic, warm, encouraging, and responsible every step of the way."
"From our first meeting to the conclusion of the house sale, within a very short time, she was professional, enormously helpful and supportive, with great attention to detail (including "perfect staging") and constantly available for consultation. She was energetic, warm, encouraging and responsible every steps of the way. We highly recommend Susan to anyone interested in buying or selling a property. You will be delighted."
"You are an amazing and talented realtor, as well as a beautiful soul, and I thank you for supporting me through this process."
"Thank you for all the work you do for all those people in the community who have happier lives in the new homes you worked so hard to make happen."
"You really do go way above and beyond."
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