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This well maintained and solid built house features on the main level 3 generously sized bedrooms and 2 updated 4 piece bathrooms, a nice kitchen and living room with wood burning fireplace. The lower level offers a open concept 3 bedroom 2 bathroom fully self contained suite with own electrical, laundry and hot water tank, 8" of insulation with Rbar that separates noise between levels. You will enjoy the Sou...
Breathtaking views is just one of many reasons you will love to call this your new home. This beauty offers on the main floor a large, bright living room with vaulted ceiling, hardwood floor and a gas fireplace, as well as a updated Kitchen with granite countertops and heated floors with windows overlooking the ocean. Upstairs you will also find 3 bedrooms including a master bedroom with a updated ensuit...
Welcome to Parkside Place; the ideal kid and pet-friendly community. Minutes from town or the Malahat, steps from the galloping goose and Pearkes Rec Center, the location and price point make this affordable condo a perfect place to raise a family or get your foot into the housing market. This two bedroom, top floor unit features, hardwood floors, generous size rooms, a large balcony, in suite laundry, lots o...
Open House Cancelled. Large, open concept, family home in Eagle Ridge near the base of Bear Mountain with a 2 BEDROOM SUITE. This home has been meticulously cared for and updated over the years. It features 3 spacious upstairs bedrooms, maple flooring throughout the main area of the main home, shaker wood cabinets in the kitchen and built-in computer desk, new appliances including a gas stove, a large deck of...
This centrally-located home is closely situated within walking distance to all of life's necessities: groceries, bus stops, all levels of schools, parks, recreation facilities, shopping, and bike trails. The house has undergone many upgrades and is move-in ready. Recent updates include: windows, perimeter drains, high efficiency gas furnace, updated kitchen and bathroom & floor-to-ceiling paint. This well-mai...
A spectacular view is just one of the many reasons you will love to call this your home. Tastefully designed and including 15,000+square feet of park-like yard, on the main floor, this home features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a very bright open concept kitchen, dining and living room with gas fireplace. The lower level can be used as a bachelor or 1 bedroom in-law suite, or you can use the space yourself for...
Set at the end of a quiet lane in one of Victoria's most sought after communities, this executive family home is perfectly suited for larger households with its generous floor plan, expansive yard, and an easy walk to both parks and schools. Inside, the standard of finishing is immediately felt with french doors, crown moldings and oak hardwood highlighting the dynamic layout that features an open great room ...
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 Victoria 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
Rahat’s (Rachel's) Biography
Over the years Rahat (Rachel) has helped many satisfied Buyers and Sellers archive their goals.
She loves what she does and it shows. Award wining, she is dedicated to her clients and career that suits her perfectly. Her longterm thinking makes sure her clients are before, during and most importantly after their purchase/sale happy with their decisions.
Her hard work, professionalism, friendly and non pushing way makes clients usually become friends with her.
Rachel graduated in 2006 from Handelskammer-Hamburg in Germany with a Diploma in Wholesale Importing / Exporting. A proven entrepreneur, she launched two successful businesses in the fashion industry, both before the age of twenty-seven.
Besides English, Rachel is fluent in German, Hindi, Urdu, Dari and Farsi. Not only does she speak these languages, but she also understands the culture, the values and the beliefs of the people of Germany, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, and of course, Canada.
Her goal-oriented nature ensures that she is never resting on her laurels. She works hard to achieve success at every project she takes on. She will aggressively market your home using social media and traditional methods, and utilize her wide professional network of business and personal contacts, not just in Canada but around the world.
Rachel is a born negotiator -- she excels at getting the best possible outcome for her clients. Her integrity, enthusiasm and confidence, as well as her attention to detail are what makes people want to work with her. Your property is halfway to being sold the day you sign with her. Give Rachel (Rahat) a call today.
Languages: English, German, Hindi, Urdu, Dari, Farsi