No matter what anyone says, buying and selling real estate should be fun. This process will always be the best when you work with a professional Realtor that can guide you through the process. There are many things that both sellers and buyers need to be aware of to ensure a smooth real estate transaction. It's life-changing for both seasoned investors and first-time home buyers, and it's my purpose to make sure it's a positive experience.
When working with sellers to list their property, I ensure to tell them the following: "When you sign a listings contract, it's my job to market your home. It's your job to decide to sell." My job is to find qualified buyers through advertising, network marketing, and word of mouth. Once these buyers present an offer on your home, I advise you in the contract's form and function, and you decide who, when, and for how much your property will sell.
There are many different types of homebuyers that need specialized attention when considering purchasing real estate. Relocation, downsizing, first time home buyers, and investors all have specific needs which need to be addressed. An essential requirement is constant communication, as there is nothing more frustrating than missing an opportunity. That's why I ensure I'll be available morning, noon and night to send you listings, visit homes on your behalf, and show you homes as soon as they come on the market.
When working with buyers or sellers, it's essential to explain the professional duties I'm bound to provide beyond marketing services for the seller and contract negotiations for buyers. When I represent you as my client, I'm providing you with agency. Agency means that I have a fiduciary duty to ensure to meet the following requirements:
- Complete Loyalty: I will only work in your best interest, follow your legal instructions, and ensure I'm always available to advise you day or night.
- Full Disclosure: I will disclose material facts about homes, the real estate market, buyers and sellers that I'm aware of to you without delay.
- Confidentiality: I will keep all of our conversations confidential and not disclose anything about you without receiving your express permission. Anything we discuss will be kept private and will remain that way forever.
- Avoid Conflicts: I will notify you of previous clients that I've worked with, which conflicts with my ability to provide you with my complete loyalty and fully disclose any material facts that would affect your decisions.
*Any information you provide is confidential and will never be shared with any third parties without your direct consent.
Why I Relocated to Nanaimo
The weather is mild, it rarely snows, and if it does snow, it doesn't stay for very long. I would argue that Vancouver Island is the most beautiful place in Canada. The walking trails are too numerous to count, and the dog parks vary from old-growth forests to beachfront walks in the sand. Two of my favourite places to walk my dogs are Invermere Beach and Linley Valley park. I hope to see you, your family and pets out enjoying the natural wonders of Nanaimo and the surrounding areas on Vancouver Island.
I have two smaller dogs that fit my lifestyle perfectly. The first is named Porter, a Boston Terrier crossed with a Pug that is often mistaken for a Boxer puppy. He’s quite athletic and a fast learner. The Second is named Gus Gus after the chubby mouse in the Disney Cinderella movie, released in 1950. Gus Gus is a French Bulldog with a little bit of Boston terrier. He’s quite lovable but not the most intelligent at the best of times.
I've lived in British Columbia most of my life, which began in the Kootenay’s. I was born in Nelson into a large Italian family that immigrated to Canada two generations ago. When I was quite young moved to Invermere B.C. which is a fantastic resort town in the East Kootenays. In Invermere, I was raised to love camping, hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, wakeboarding and all the other actives that we’re blessed to have in British Columbia. I attended K-12th Grade in Invermere, graduating at the turn of the millennium.
I moved to Nanaimo in 2009 to Attend Vancouver Island University where I obtain a second degree in Digital Communications. After living on the Island for four years, I found that I could not leave such a beautiful place with so many fantastic people. The Central Island allows me to pursue a rich work-life balance and avoid the long winters for which Canada is known.