Blake
Apolzer
C. (250) 809-8037
P. (250) 492-2911
Phone Blake www.blakeapolzer.com
COLDWELL BANKER OKANAGAN RLTY
101 - 1873 Main Street
Penticton
V2A 5H2
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436 Van Horne Street Bed: 3 Bath: 1 Price: $349,900 SOLD BY

Perfect for the first-time buyer or as a revenue property until its time to redevelop, cute and cozy home is in a great neighbourhood close to the farmers market, KVR trail, transit and all amenities. This awesome opportunity home has been partly updated with some laminate flooring on the main level and new kitchen cabinets and has an incredible fully fenced yard perfect for a small pet or enjoying the warm s...

311-246 Hastings Ave Bed: 2 Bath: 2 Price: $234,900 SOLD

Exceptional third floor unit in Show Home condition. Great for first time buyers or as an investment property. Very bright open concept kitchen and living area leading onto east facing deck space. Unit has been updated with new laminate flooring, freshly painted from floor to ceiling and new fixtures throughout. Master bedroom includes walk-in closet leading into three piece ensuite. Second room is good sized...

103-801 Comox Street Bed: 2 Bath: 2 Price: $734,900 SOLD BY

Freshly painted in and out. A one level ranch style Bungalow with the shady patio facing west on the 7th Fairway. Wheelchair adaptable, double car garage and large kitchen. Fabulous indoor and outdoor space feels like living in a resort! Great neighbours. Private patio. Owner run strata. Low strata fees takes care of the landscape, common property, roads, in-ground sprinklers, annual tree pruning and snow rem...

1278 Lyon Street Bed: 3 Bath: 3 Price: $499,000 SOLD BY

Well kept solid mid-century post & beam home. Located on a quiet street. Main floor windows and exterior doors replaced in 2015. 4pc bathroom on main, 2pc ensuite and updated 3pc bathroom in basement plus second kitchen. Gas fired hot water heating (boiler replaced 2008) Covered patio overlooks fully fenced back yard with small workshop plus shed. U/G irrigation and alarm system currently decommissioned. Extr...

4005 Finnerty Road Bed: 6 Bath: 5 Price: $1,149,999 SOLD

Lakeview living at its finest!! Entering this modernly designed home, you will walk upon beautiful hardwood floors through the grand hallway leading you into a wall of windows over breathtaking Skaha Lake. The great room holds 14' ceilings, which extends into the beautifully sleek kitchen with large center island. A double wall oven, gas stove and solid surface countertops will inspire any chef as you enterta...

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

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