Here is a property that offers more than just the average house in Pemberton.
With over 1/3 of an acre the home has plenty of yard space, which is all surrounded with large cedars and mature trees. Entering off of Pemberton Meadows Road, the paved driveway provides access to a large parking area and a 2 car garage. One side of the garage offers a convenient pull-through feature.
The home is in immaculate condition and the unique outdoor space a true find!
Check out the online slide show for a full tour of the interior and more features of the exterior.
This home and it’s land are good value!
We have been able to produce a snap-shot of the last 6 years of inventory and sale prices for the Whistler market representing single family homes and townhomes. This graph shows the averages of inventory and sale prices from 2006-2012 and provides a quick summary of where our market has been.
Buyers of recreational properties are finding more value in the Whistler market with lower prices and high levels of inventory. With prices down over the last several years and a variety of units for sale, it is a buyers’ market with many B.C. and, in particular, Vancouver residents buying property.
We are seeing buyers have many choices in the market and when they find motivated sellers with the right price this results in more activity in the marketplace.
A large part of the recent flurry in purchases, 75 per cent, have been made by B.C. residents and Vancouverites in particular. Most are young families and baby boomers.
Whistler is a complex market with different types of properties, areas, prices and purchasers. With todays buyer being generally market savvy and well informed we are seeing only properties that are priced aggresively and priced according to previous sales see any action from these buyers.
The link below will take you to the chart above for a closer look.
Lonne Clark is please to announce that Tammy Renard has joined the TEAM at Custom Choice Realty. This is exciting news for the office and the synergy of Custom Choice. Tammy brings with her over 15 years of real estate experience and has been a licensed realtor for over 5 years. Tammy has extensive knowledge in both area of Whistler and Pemberton. She has worked in the industry in all roles and is excited to now be a part of Custom Choice.
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MLS and the Competition Bureau
The process of selling in Canada is effectively controlled by Multiple Listing Service. Over 80% of sales transactions take place though this medium. The CREA, Canadian Real Estate Association, owns the MLS ® trademark, has proprietary ownership of the REALTOR trademark. CREA sets up the rules for using their trade mark and only the members of Canadian Real Estate Association, primarily Real Estate Sales persons, brokers and other professional affiliates can use the trade mark. Under MLS, the members of the service, share the information among each other to expedite the process of selling. The access to the important data is not open to the public.
The process of selling a property through the services of MLS can be divided in 5 different stages.
Processing a MLS Listing:
This includes things like, collecting the pertinent information about the property, such as measurements, legal description, zoning, liens if any, Title, Insurance, property taxes and converting this to the format that the board accepts and then processing it through the MLS system. The important information about the property is then made available to the consumers by CREA™s on its website however, it does not carry the names of the owner, his contact information or any thing that would help the consumer to contact the seller directly. He must contact the broker representing the seller to get more information and to see the property.
Marketing the property:
This includes all those steps the broker takes to expose the property to the prospective buyers to bring in the sale. This includes, but is not limited to, activities like, advertising, in papers, sign on the property, holding open houses, face to face meetings with prospective buyers, sending flyers, advertising on the net, canvassing, etc. etc.
Servicing the Listing:
Encompasses answering questions and queries of consumers, brokers, lawyers, mortgage broker, building inspectors, appraisers, providing answering desk, making appointment and keeping a log of the activities to facilitate the sale and seeing it through the closing.
Representation and Negotiations:
This is the most important phase for the sale of the property. This is where the knowledge, expertise and experience of the agent shines and can have a huge impact on the final outcome. It includes representing the Seller in negotiations with the buyer / buyer™s agent. The goal here is to promote and protect the interests™ of the seller and maximize his returns from the sale of the property.
During any of the stages stated here above, there may be situation where the seller needs the advice concerning any issue effecting the sale of the property.
So if one wants to use the services of MLS, he has to contact a member of the CREA and hire him to process the listing of their house/property through CREA™s MLS system. The standard agreement does not allow, except few basic amendments, any changes to the listing agreement. CREA™s approach is take the MLS agreement as it is or leave it, no exceptions.
Under the current MLS rules and regulations, the consumer must keep the services of the broker through all stages of selling and the broker must stay involved. There is no provision for the consumer to hire the broker just for posting the property on MLS, servicing the listing, marketing or have the broker represent him in negotiations. Currently it is all or none for the consumer.
This is where the government feels that CREA has a monopoly. Government wants that the consumer should be able to hire only those services that the consumer needs rather than being forced to take the full bundle. Government wants to see more competition for the benefit of the consumer. Competition should help to bring the cost of selling down for the consumer as he will be able to choose only the services that he needs.
In the long run, it should be a win-win scenario for the consumer and the people in the real estate brokerage industry. Brokers will get more freedom and will be able to custom tailor the services according to the needs of the consumer. It will bring down the selling costs for the consumer and will also lower the costs of doing business for the brokerages. Currently to comply with CREA™s rules and regulations, brokerages must have the infrastructure to see the sale through all the stages of the selling process. The restrictions imposed by MLS are unproductive and ultimately the consumer pays.
Only time will tell who will benefit more, the consumer or the brokerages.
Check out this presentation and find out
See this interesting article
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Once again I am pleased to announce that A CHANCE FOR KIDS Non Profit Society is accepting applications for funding grants to young athletes from within the Sea to Sky Corridor – for 2008.
Criteria for applicants includes the following:
- the athlete must be under the age of 18
- the sport must be an Olympic sanctioned sport
- the athlete must reside within the Sea to Sky Corridor
- all funding sources will be considered, and so athletes already receiving sponsor funding or government funding will have that considered as part of their application review
If you are interested in receiving an application, please email lonne clark at firstname.lastname@example.org and mention that you saw this on this website.
Cut off is Dec 31 2007