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208 is a quiet 2-bedroom, one bathroom condo in an updated downtown Parksville apartment. In 2008 the building was extensively renovated: boilers, electrical, cabinetry, counters, fixtures, windows, doors, flooring, appliances, lighting, bathrooms, and in-suite laundry connections for the all-in-one washer/dryer combo (included in this suite). Wonderful view with ocean and mountain glimpses, a perfect spot to...
202 is an immaculate and bright 2-bedroom, one bathroom condo in an updated downtown Parksville apartment. Two years ago this particular unit had brand new carpets, pro tile cleaning, and paint throughout. In 2008, the building was extensively renovated: cabinetry, counters, fixtures, windows, doors, appliances, lighting, bathrooms, and in-suite laundry connections for an all-in-one washer/dryer combo unit. F...
This is a vacant, bright and sunny, 648 square foot, one-bedroom, one bathroom condo in an updated Downtown Parksville apartment. Grandview Shores is centrally located, just three blocks (5-minute walk) to the foot of the Parksville Beach boardwalk (at the Beach Club) that leads to the Community Park. The renovation provided all new cabinetry and counters (granite!), fixtures, modern windows, and doors, upgra...
OLDER WELL MAINTAINED, one owner home in a quiet neighbourhood. This house features a large living room with coved ceiling, a large updated eat-in kitchen with built in appliances, two bedrooms and a four piece bath on the main floor. Upstairs is a third bedroom, a study area and lots of storage. The unfinished basement has a laundry area and lots of potenial for additional living space. A very productive gar...
Consulting a REALTOR®
REALTORS® are members of The Canadian Real Estate Association who subscribe to a Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice. Members of the Vancouver Island 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 a REALTOR® when you buy a home:
- A REALTOR® will fully explain the details of your working relationship (called "agency") so that you are clear as to when a REALTOR® is working for you or for the seller.
- A REALTOR® has access to hundreds of current listings of homes for sale because of a co- operative system called the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®).
- A REALTOR® can 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.
- A REALTOR® will help you determine how big a home you can afford. REALTORs® are familiar with the local lending market and can offer helpful advice.
- A REALTOR® has no emotional ties to any type or style of home and can be objective in pointing out the merits of one home over another.
- A REALTOR® 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.
- A REALTOR® will assist you in negotiating the terms of your purchase, which can be a nerve- wracking process for someone who is not experienced in negotiating.
- A REALTOR® 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.
Source: Victoria Real Estate Board 2015
Selling Your Home - Why it Pays to Use a REALTOR®
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 a REALTOR® working with you, as he or 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 REALTOR® prove invaluable. REALTORS® have the experience to help you understand how the market works and decide upon a realistic price that meets your goals. REALTORS® also pre-screen potential buyers to make sure only those who are serious and financially qualified view your home.
REALTORS® 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 likely also include arranging open houses for other REALTORS® and potential buyers, and developing advertisements and feature sheets/mailers to market your home.
Once you have accepted an offer to buy your home, your REALTOR® will help ensure that all the proper paperwork is completed. He or she will also make sure that both parties meet the necessary conditions outlined in the agreement.Why working with a REALTOR® makes sense
When you work with a REALTOR® 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 a REALTOR® on your side. Remember that REALTORS® are governed by a code of ethics and standards of business practice. They have also been trained and licensed under the provincial Real Estate Services Act to assist in transactions involving real property. When it comes to buying or selling property, using a REALTOR® just makes sense.
Source: Victoria Real Estate Board 2015
Kevin Carl is a 2016 Presidents Gold*, 2017 Master Sales*, and 2018 Presidents Gold REALTOR® committed to helping people garner real estate knowledge and facilitate their real estate transactions. Possessing more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience with contractors, engineers, municipalities, dealers, wholesalers, and the public at large has allowed Kevin to develop significant negotiation and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to relate to people of many backgrounds, ages, and walks of life.
Kevin prides himself on being a responsive, enthusiastic, and supportive, full-time REALTOR and considers a career in real estate a lifestyle - not just a job or something he does in his spare time. If you are looking for a professional to guide you through your real estate process you can count on Kevin for personalized and attentive service, excellent knowledge of the mid-Island area and its amenities, great negotiation skills and expert purchasing or selling strategies.
Kevin and his wife Deena DeVito-Carl are longtime residents of the Parksville-Qualicum Beach area. They are dedicated to the local community and their commitment is further solidified through ownership of a well respected and established local business (Innovate Dance Arts, formerly Parksville Ballet School).
Award-winning service, five-star reviews, and exceptional testimonials promise a positive and helpful experience. Let Kevin Carl sell your home, help you purchase a new one, and be your guide to one of the most beautiful and developing areas in the province.
*Gold is the top 6-10% and Master Sales is the top 11-20% of all RLP agents.