P.o. Box 1890
Rely on Riera
Real Estate in Qualicum Beach/Parksville area.
***No showings from July 15 to morning of July 21st - family visiting*** This immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on crawlspace is in a great location and has many upgrades. Beautiful gardens with sunny south exposure and fully fenced back yard, which also includes a detached workshop and garden shed. This light bright home has an economical heat pump and a natural gas fireplace in the living room. The sun ...
Fabulous ocean views from this well situated lot in a private cul-de-sac close to Schooner Cove Marina and Fairwinds Golf Course. Septic permit was granted in 2004 and some prep work has been done on site. Dave Bedard has quoted a balance of $15,000 to complete the septic system for a 3 bedroom, and maximum 3000 square ft home.
This outstanding Alderwood patio home must be seen. Incredibly private spacious yard, with perennial flowers, shrubs and trees. Only 12 in this desirable well run little complex. Wonderful open floor plan with cozy family room. Enjoy the beautiful views to the sunny south west garden from all the large windows in living room and dining room. Many upgrades include: flooring, new kitchen cabinets, fixtures, bli...
CHARMING Qualicum Woods rancher with lovely mountain view. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, nicely maintained & some updating has been done: repainted, some flooring updated, all windows upgraded to vinyl (except patio door), plus newer roof. there are 2 skylights, 2 gas fireplaces, big laundry room with sink, nice storage off garage, security system plus excellent RV parking. Terrific home in a very popular subdivis...
The attached photos were taken before the current tenants moved in. Conflicting time schedules have not permitted a new photo shoot. At least one can see the potential to bring back this pretty property in a great location. The work shop in back and the proximity to all amenities and beach access is a bonus. Please provide 24 hrs notice to view.
**LIFE'S A BEACH**Undoubtedly an area of Qualicum Beach that tops the list of Natural Beauty. This property is surrounded by the 4.6 acres of Ducks Unlimited protected marine and waterfowl life at the mouth of the Little Qualicum River as well as the Marshall-Stevenson Qualicum National Wildlife Estuary management area. The level walk on beach is just across the street and in back: Stunning mountain views ove...
***SUITE OCEANVIEW DEAL***Over 2500 sq.ft of living space with separate guest or inlaw accommodation and fantastic ocean views. Less than 5 min. to Village Centre and the beach. This quiet, tranquil neighbourhood borders the Little Qualicum River, with walking trails and the Little Q farm and market garden for fresh eggs and veggies. Fishing and farm at your doorstep, yet so close to all amenities. You can ha...
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
Carol Riera - REALTOR®, B.ED., M. of Applied Linguistics
Born and raised in Vancouver, Carol has lived in three provinces, travelled extensively and is fluent in both French and English. Carol worked in Education for more than 20 years, teaching every grade from preschool to the college level. She is known for her involvement in community activities, her attention to detail and her customer service skills.
Always looking for new challenges, Carol embarked on a Master's of Linguistics with the University of Nottingham in 2011. When deciding to return to beautiful, BC, Qualicum Beach was an easy choice for Carol and her husband, Bruno Sterckeman, as it was a return to family and a milder climate. In order to make the move, and encouraged by her sister, Carol enrolled in the Sauder School of Business at UBC to study Real Estate Trading Services.
Throughout her varied career, Carol has always enjoyed serving others, organizing many cultural and humanitarian trips as a teacher and is now happy to support the Children's Miracle Network as a REALTOR® at RE/MAX Anchor Realty. Her greatest asset is her outgoing and warm personality which helps her develop long-term relationships with others. Licensed in 2016, Carol feels blessed to have recently joined her sister Cindy Riera, PREC. Now when clients call Carol or Cindy they get two passionate, hard-working REALTORS® working for you as one. Carol and Cindy allow you to have trust and confidence in experienced representation!