Buying a Home

Testimonials from home buyers:

"As overseas purchasers (not just off-island, but half a world away) it was important to us to trust that our agent would be able to handle every aspect of the negotiation and transaction on our behalf. Susan not only handled it, but exceeded our expectations and aspirations at every stage of the process..." [more]

— Dee and Duncan T. (Buyers 2011)

"Susan de Stein is a highly professional realtor - diligent, efficient and persistent. Her love of Salt Spring and its welcoming, vibrant community is evident in the enthusiasm and confidence with which she shows its listed properties. We enjoyed her sense of humour and were grateful for her determination to find us the ideal home..."."

— Jane M. and Geoff D. (Buyers 2014)

"We kind of lucked into having Susan as our real estate agent and what good luck it was! On short notice Susan arrived fully prepared; during that first whirlwind trip, and subsequent trips to Salt Spring Island, she went above and beyond in helping us in the search for our new home. Super efficient, knowledgeable and conscientious on all fronts we were delighted to have such a crackerjack working for us. We would not hesitate to recommend her!"

— Shelly B. & Joel S. (Buyers 2011)

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Every decision to buy is based on a unique set of circumstances, needs and wishes. I am committed to learning about you, understanding your motivation to buy, helping you get to know Salt Spring Island and the market here, and assisting you in figuring out or clarifying your own wishlist.

Wish lists often evolve over the course of a property search, as you become aware of what you might be willing to trade off in order to get another benefit. I can help you establish priorities or play devil's advocate. I can be your guide, your leader, or simply a driver and door opener - and I will take you through the process at whatever speed or urgency you want. I can provide you with every statistic you can imagine, or none at all. I will give you opinions or leave you to make your own.

Buyers' Needs Questionnaire (PDF) »

(You may also contact me to request a Microsoft Word version, which you can use interactively, mark up and send back to me.)

I promise to provide the best service and the best advice possible in order to assist you in achieving your goal.

I love Salt Spring Island, and I love what I do. I'd like to do it for you, with you.