P. (250) 752-2466
Phone Carol carolriera.ca
113 West Second Ave P.o. Box 1890
Rely on Riera
Real Estate in Qualicum Beach/Parksville area.
***PRIVATE FAMILY HOME AND SHOP*** on 1/2 an acre lot in a very quiet area only 2 minutes from Arrowsmith Golf Club and 12 minutes to Qualicum Beach with all its amenities. This split level entry home is bright and airy with gorgeous mountain views. Four bedrooms down and two on the main floor with 3 baths (upstairs bathrooms with heated floors), huge kitchen, completely finished above ground basement, landsc...
Large warehouse for lease in Parksville industrial park with easy access to highway 19 and 19a. Zoned I-1 allowing a large variety of uses. Six units available with office space, washrooms, sprinkler system, paved parking, loading docks and ground level bay doors. Large level gravel parking/storage area behind the building outside of the fenced area. Field is currently not fenced. All measurements are approxi...
**RARE NEW BUILD IN QB** Custom CA Design & built by Heritage Park Homes. Desirable Village neighbourhood on a quiet street just steps to walking & bike trails, 10-acre community park & quaint village shops & cafes. This 1908 sqft 3 bed, 2 bath rancher has all the Bells & Whistles. Gourmet kitchen includes Kitchen Aid appliances with dual fuel stove, fridge & dishwasher with a Bosch fridge (ice/water). Engine...
Affordable living or investment opportunity! This updated 3 bedroom home on a crawl has a recently added 2nd bathroom, updated kitchen with a new stove, as well as new windows, hot water tank and washer/dryer (all 2019). Comfy living area with lots of natural light. The private, fenced back yard offers a large 19'8"x14'0" south facing deck with lots of room for kids, pets, gardening and entertaining. It is ...
Lovely patio home in Oceanwood Gardens. This adult oriented (55+), non-smoking development offers a well laid out floor plan with many sought after features such as a double garage, spacious driveway, 5' crawl space as well as a heat efficient natural gas furnace and fireplace. Kitchen has new dishwasher (2022), under counter lighting and lazy Susans for easy access. Laminate and tile flooring throughout (no ...
Freshly Painted in a neutral colour throughout excl. spare bedroom & washroom. Westwood Estates is a desirable 55+ complex in a scenic and convenient location. This lovely home offers a spacious primary suite with walk-in closet & 4 pc ensuite. The living room has a gas fireplace and it is conveniently located next to the dining and kitchen area. If you like to entertain, you can step out the sliding doors fr...
This picture-perfect 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom rancher with a low maintenance, immaculately landscaped yard, is in the highly desirable community of Qualicum beach. You will love the outdoor living areas that offer privacy and are ideal for entertaining. This luxury residence has a bright, open concept with a large cook's kitchen complete with granite countertops, 12 ft ceilings, engineered hardwood floors and a ...Listed by ROYAL LEPAGE PARKSVILLE-QUALICUM BEACH REALTY (QU)
LOCATED IN CHARTWELL neighbourhood of Qualicum Beach, this gorgeous rancher has 3 bedrooms + den/office and 2 baths. The custom built home was constructed with a tile roof, brick and Hardiplank type siding on a fully fenced, nicely landscaped lot with garden shed, irrigation system and raised garden beds. Upgrades include SS kitchen appliances, hardwood flooring, countertops and island, rangehood and heat p...Listed by COLDWELL BANKER OCEANSIDE REAL ESTATE
A charming 4 bed, 2 washroom, character home situated in the heart of Ladysmith. Easy-care, brand-new vinyl click flooring is throughout the main level with tile in the sprawling 4 pc bathroom. Natural light fills the dining & living room from the bay window. 9’ high ceilings in the spacious country kitchen and upstairs bedrooms create a feeling of openness. Downstairs you get hardwood flooring, 2 spacious be...Listed by EXP REALTY
**Estate Sale** 6.81 fenced level acreage just 8 minutes to Qualicum Village. Sold 'as is'. This beautiful homestead has a 1547 sq. ft. rancher & a 2 bed mobile home, both with separate addresses and driveways. With a little TLC the mobile would make a great rental. There is RV parking beside the mobile with sani-dump available. The property grounds have been well maintained and have supported 2 horses. On th...
Welcome home - a delightful 1920’s Craftsman home tucked away on a quiet street in the heart of Courtenay. Charming historic street appeal, detached garage, spacious & fenced private backyard. A formal foyer off of the covered front deck leads to the living room featuring a fireplace, wood paneling, & picture windows. The updated kitchen (including new quartz counters & gas range) & open dining/nook at the ba...Listed by RE/MAX OCEAN PACIFIC REALTY (CX)
Beautiful, well maintained rancher in this popular Parksville neighbourhood! This custom designed home has 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms & a very practical floor plan. Renovated in 2018 incl engineered hardwood, carpeting, fresh paint, updated lighting in kitchen, laminate countertops, dishwasher, air-conditioning added, energy efficient toilets and more. There is a living room/dining room combo and the home has t...
This home needs new flooring and a paint job and you will have an affordable Qualicum Beach home in a quiet neighbourhood. It is centrally located within walking distance to the town centre and close to walking and bike trails. Kitchen was redone in 2017, home is on two levels with 1601 square feet, 2 spacious bedrooms, 4 pc bath and powder room. The living room/dining room combo has sliders to a sunny west ...
Rare opportunity to own a beautiful Craftsman style home on one of Qualicum Beach's most desirable, quiet streets. Owners have taken excellent care of this home and it shows. This quality built 2063 square foot home in Grandon Gate has an open concept that is perfect for entertaining with vaulted ceilings and skylights that bring in natural light. This 3 bed/2 bath home feels like a rancher with a large bonus...
Lovely 3 bed/2 bath home in the popular Maple Glen subdivision close to shopping, restaurants, and recreation. Country kitchen with eating area & family room with access to rear cedar-fenced yard. Dining room attached to sunken living room with gas fireplace to keep you comfy in winter. The primary bedroom has a walk-in closet and 3 pc ensuite with walk in shower. This home has been lovingly cared for and mai...
Welcome to stunning Qualicum Beach! This sophisticated, well-maintained home and property boasts 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, over 3,300 SQFT of living space, and immaculate finishings throughout. The well-designed floor plan features a bright main level with stunning vaulted ceilings, a spa-inspired master suite, an open chef style kitchen and living area drenched in natural light, den, laundry, 2 pc bath, plus ...Listed by 460 REALTY INC. (NA)
Rare opportunity to purchase an established, working, produce farm in the heart of Qualicum Beach. This productive farmland, well-maintained home and buildings are for sale as the owner prepares to retire. The rich farmland is just over 5 acres. The house is really two homes which could be easily separated. Both sides have 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with full kitchen/family/dining and living rooms. Shop is 4...
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!