Ban on Dual Agency BC

On June 15th, 2018 the ban on dual agency just came into effect in BC. Here is a post I wrote about how the new rules will change the way I do business on Salt Spring New Rules for BC Real Estate As a continuation of the New Rules post, what happens if we are driving around on Salt Spring and you want to see one of my listings? What about the ban on Dual … [Read more...]

New Rules for BC Real Estate

On the 15th of June 2018, the new rules governing BC real estate have come into effect. If you come to Salt Spring to look at homes and or land Scott will go over the form below and ask you if you would like agency representation and ask you to sign this Disclosure-of-Representation-in-Trading-Services as a represented part and then we can proceed to find your dream home. The other new thing … [Read more...]

Does the home get sunlight?

If you’re planning to live on Salt Spring year-round, one of the most important things to consider when buying a property is SUNLIGHT. Do the neighbor’s trees or a mountain block the sun during the winter months?  According to Salt Spring real estate mythology, “If they buy in August, they will list in November and sell in December.”  Unfortunately, this myth is sad, but true.  The long dark … [Read more...]

Market Report

April 2020 Covid 19 The situation has slowed the real estate market on the island during what is traditionally the start of the busy season. The month of April had only four residential sales close and the number of listings is also down. 2019 Market Review Here is a summary of the 2019 Salt Spring real estate market in chart and graph form. The numbers are from the Victoria Real … [Read more...]

Virtual Open House

If you have any problems logging in please email me a text email at or text me at 250-538-8316. PrivacyNoticeandConsent  If you would like to demo PCS put in this User name DEMO1 password 7416 Take it for a test drive now. Link to Scott's Critical Buying info link. Disclaimer this a virtual open house page and information on this PCS system is general real … [Read more...]

Aggregate Days on the Market

What are "aggregate days on the market"? On the Victoria Real Estate board an agent can "Re-List" a property for a mere $25 fee.  An example would be if a home has been listed on the board for 180 days the listing can be taken off the market and then "Re-Listed" and appear to be a new listings with zero days on the market.   This can be very misleading and a listing agent would be telling the … [Read more...]

Mortgage docs public info

Did you know mortgage documents are public information.  If you are buying Salt Spring real estate and are trying to figure out what to offer would it not be nice to know what the seller owes on the place? The mortgage documents that are registered on title will only tell you the size of the mortgage when it registered on title.  Not the current balance but it will show you the term and … [Read more...]

Property Price History

The price history of any Salt Spring home and or Salt Spring lot your are thinking of buying is critical information. It is be like flying blind not knowing the price history of a Salt Spring property. Here is an image of what a Real Estate agent see about a property. As you can see this property has been listed 5 times on the Victoria Real Estate board. It has sold twice while … [Read more...]

Virtual Open House sign up

If you are going to buy a Salt Spring Island home and/or Salt Spring property you should sign up for the free Virtual Open House system (PCS).  Every second the PCS database updates information about new listings and the prices on homes that have sold.  PCS can be used as your own private database.  For instance, you can set the Virtual Open House search criteria to display homes or properties … [Read more...]