Buying a Home?

I understand the relationship between homebuyers and their Realtor must be based on trust, mutual goals and understanding–this is why I always keep your interests first and foremost. The real estate process requires negotiation of complex issues; I am committed to working in your best interests. I will help you secure the best possible price, with the most favorable terms, in the shortest period of time.

When searching for your dream home, it’s important to be well informed of the Real Estate market. To help you with this process, consider the following factors: What features do you require in a home to satisfy your lifestyle now? Five years from now? Will your needs change? What’s your budget? These are decisions only you can make, but we will do everything possible to match you with your dream home.

Buying a home is a very exciting time. I love helping people find the right home in the Comox Valley that is right for them.



First Time Buyers:

It is such an exciting time when you are purchasing your very first home! I remember the feeling when my husband and I bought our first home back in 2001.  We were nervous, excited, terrified and proud, and completely in the dark about the experience in general:-)
I love taking the extra time to ensure that you are well informed about the market and the home buying process and that we can get you the best buy possible.  There is nothing more rewarding for You and for me than the moment I get to hand over the keys to your new home!

First Time Home Buyers Requirements:

Families with Children:

There are a number of different factors to consider when deciding where to purchase your new home. You want to ensure your children adjust well to the move and transition as easily as possible. One of the most important considerations is finding the neighborhood that you’ll fit in well to – then find the right home within that neighbourhood. It’s great to have a school nearby, along with playgrounds and other families.  Being a mom with school aged children, I am completely up to speed with all the difference school catchments, recreation facilities, dance studios, hockey programs and more.  I love taking the time to discuss what makes up your family dynamic, what kind of neighborhood feel you are looking for and what are the most important factors I can keep in mind when compiling a list of properties to introduce you too.  And don’t be afraid to bring your little ones along for our showings.  I love kids and enjoy the excitement of the process through their eyes too!



You’ve worked hard your entire life and now it’s time to reap the benefits of all those years of hard work.The Comox Valley is steadily becoming one of the hottest communities to retire.  Where else can you ski in the morning, golf in the afternoon and fish or sail in the evening all year long?! You may choose a gated community where you can lock and leave your home while you travel. You may prefer to move into a luxury condo, single family home or you may want to build the home what you’ve always wanted. I am here to help! I take a patient approach to real estate and am always happy to take the time and show you all the different options that are available.  Its about finding the right fit for YOU! 


There are some incredible opportunities for investors in the Comox Valley real estate market. Our vacancy rate is low and there is good demand for rental properties from students attending NIC, hospital workers and people wanting to get to know the Comox Valley before purchasing a home.  Investors will also want to consider resale and will need to know the rate of return and total carrying costs to ensure they are making a wise investment. I have worked with a variety of investors over the years whether it be a small rental home or a larger project.  I’m always happy to sit down and discuss your investment plans and different opportunities in the Comox Valley.


I have worked with many families and individuals transferred both in and out of the Comox Valley.  I am very familiar with the process from the beginning stages right through the HHT and finally with the final move. Click here to see a sample House Hunting Trip Itinerary

Do you want to be “In the loop” and one of the first to know about brand new listings, recent sales, and price reductions?  Fill out the form below and I will include you in my Private Client Services free email updates.  This is a fantastic service as you can specify your exact criteria and receive updates that match your preferences.  This service works parallel to MLS but offers much more info.

From the Blog: How to be a Competitive Buyer in a Sellers Market


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