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Randy
Thorne
C. (250) 588-5969
P. (250) 384-8124
Phone Randy randythorne.com
Pemberton Holmes - Cloverdale
150-805 Cloverdale Ave
Victoria
V8X 2S9

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2191 Stonewater Lane Bed: 3 Bath: 2 Price: $1,299,999

Beautiful 3 bed, 2 bath rancher on a quiet cul-de-sac in the prestigious Stoneridge Estates. This home offers sweeping ocean views over the Sooke basin, and mountains beyond. Built to be wheel chair friendly with features including no step entry, extra wide hallways, low entry bath tub in the main bath, and a built in seat in the ensuite shower. The spacious open floor plan has plenty of windows to bring i...

11-4619 Elk Lake Dr Bed: 4 Bath: 3 Price: $875,000 Unconditional

Fantastic family home in the heart of Saanich West. Nearly the entire 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms has been beautifully renovated in a well run townhome complex. This home offers a main floor with kitchen and adjoining family room, 2 piece powder room and spacious dining and living room with a cozy gas fireplace. Upstairs you will find 3 generous sized bedrooms with a primary ensuite and 4 piece main bath. The bo...

305-2706 Peatt Rd Bed: 2 Bath: 2 Price: $515,000 Sold

Beautifully updated 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit in a well run, quality building. In the heart of Langford this property offers modern finishes, spacious open concept floorplan as well as tons of natural light. Corner unit with a nice large balcony, perfect for summertime barbecues, or enjoy your morning coffee. Many updates throughout including flooring, paint, trim, and some lighting. All new stainless steel app...

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

Meet Randy Thorne

 

Randy Thorne was born and raised in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, and can’t imagine calling anywhere else “home.”  Randy and his wife Shanon feel fortunate to be able to raise their two young children, Olivia and Hunter, in the ever-growing Westshore area.

 

The diverse landscape and mild climate of Vancouver Island allow the Thorne family to enjoy many outdoor activities year-round, including camping, boating, baseball, golf and soccer.

 

Before venturing into real estate as a career, Randy spent a decade in the construction industry working in various areas, including architectural sheet metal, framing and electrical.

 

Randy joined Pemberton Holmes Real Estate as a licensed real estate agent in 2016, and hasn’t looked back since.  With it's history on Vancouver Island as far back as 1887, the company has the knowledge, integrity, and family feel that Randy can truly connect with.

 

Randy’s got a great team working with him to ensure his clients receive reliable, knowledgeable service - including his wife Shanon, who is a successful Mortgage Specialist with RBC.

 

When asked about what he loves the most about working in the real estate industry, Randy says, “The best part is working with all different types of people.  There is no better feeling then helping a client find their next home and being able to  truly experience their excitement first hand.”

 

If you are looking to purchase or sell your next home, or have questions about the real estate market in general, contact Randy directly at 250-588-5969 or realestate@randythorne.com for a no obligation chat.

 

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