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Allan Bruce is in his 15th successful year selling real estate on Salt Spring and the other southern Gulf Islands. In 1987, Allan then a stock broker living in Cabbagetown in Toronto, first began hearing wonderful things about Salt Spring and determined to visit it as soon as possible. In the summer of 1988 Allan, his wife Amrita and his then 4 year old son, Julian, visited for a glorious 3 weeks, fell in love with the island and resolved to reorganize their lives to live here.
In less than a year Allan and his family had sold out in Toronto and were firmly settled here; enjoying the fabulous lifestyle possible in this blessed portion of the globe. The incredible variety of landscapes; ocean, lakes and mountains combined with the gentle climate and the talented and interesting people (Salt Spring Island has the highest concentration of artists and writers in all of Canada) makes life here exhilarating. Many world travelers settle here and count it among the handful of truly special places to live.
Let Allan’s professional yet relaxed service, help you find the special place you are looking for.
While at your side each step of the way, I will make the process of purchasing a home easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. I will help you prepare so that sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer, help you locate and assess properties for sale that match your specifications, and help you through the myriad of details attending the actual purchase.
I’m Kerry Chalmers – an award winning Salt Spring Island Realtor and long time Island resident. I know the real estate market on Salt Spring well and am exceptional at working with buyers and sellers who want to feel empowered in their decision making. I can guide you during your research phase and we will take the time you need, to explore the many facets of the Island. You will then be prepared to make an informed decision and find the right home, acreage or investment property. How else can I help you? By smoothing the way and bringing it all together – with patience and humour. I will provide you with up to date market information, and will direct you to the experts who can answer all your concerns, from zoning by-laws to building codes, from septic specialists to finding a home inspector.
I deliver results, as evidenced by the Victoria Board MLS Sales Awards achieved in 2014 (gold), 2013, 2012 and 2011. For sellers, I know how to market homes and will devote the time and effort necessary to achieve a positive outcome. For buyers, I will help you find your unique slice of paradise, suited to you and your needs. Clients benefit from a background that includes 30+ years of marketing, communications and business management. I have an MBA and the Canadian Securities Course, which just make me that much more savvy and analytical about real estate. I go the extra mile — and then some. My clients say it best: “Energetic, warm, encouraging, hard-working, and responsible, every step of the way.”
Associate Broker, Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
In 1978, after 20 years of diversified engineering experience, I entered the Real Estate profession at Kamloops, B.C. and, primarily due to referrals from satisfied clients, became very busy. In 1988, my wife Sheila and I moved to the Fraser Valley, where I engaged in another fourteen years of successful Real Estate sales and project management, and in 2002 we moved to Salt Spring Island. With over fifty years experience as a marketing and sales consultant, professional engineer, project manager, and management consultant, I am a dedicated professional ready to give you the very best service.
Having moved many times, I understand the need to help the whole family find the right home, build new friendships, and on occasion, adjust to a new life style.
Over the years I have developed a consultative system of working with clients that consistently achieves excellent results in the resolution of their particular challenges, also I have recently developed a program extending far beyond normal real estate services to cover the entire moving process from your first thought to the final move.
Buying or selling a home is a big decision – you need an experienced professional to guide you through this sometimes intimidating process with a minimum of stress. When you work with me, you can count on personal, attentive, patient service, backed by my thorough knowledge of Salt Spring, my negotiation skills and proven strategies but, most important, “I care about you”.
My primary goal is to make your home buying/ home selling tension free and fun, while making sure that your interests are protected no matter what. I take the time to fully understand your concerns, needs, and motivation. I will help you understand the true value of the property that you are selling/ buying.
Originally from the Westside of Vancouver, my wife and I relocated to Salt Spring over 10 years ago with the thought of starting and raising a family in a more safe, healthy and natural environment. Fast-forward to today and we now have two happy, healthy children and a thriving multi-faceted real estate business.
I’ve been a licensed realtor for over 27 years as well as a real estate developer who has personally bought, improved and sold in excess of $60 million worth of real estate across Canada and the U.S. This includes residential homes, raw land, condos and vacation properties as well as investment, commercial and industrial properties.
Drawing from this real estate experience, I have chosen to focus my attention on undervalued, lifestyle-oriented real estate in close proximity to the dynamic markets of Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle. Salt Spring, which, incidentally, offers the best weather in Canada, is a natural choice. It is close enough to benefit from the economic spillover of these cities but just far enough to maintain it’s natural, unparalleled beauty.
I specialize in identifying specific properties that not only meet your personal needs but also represent the best “financial opportunity” amongst a confusing array of choices. Whether it is a home, vacation home or investment property you seek, it is essential that it be respected as an investment first. Any realtor can find you a “nice” house, very view are qualified to also evaluate it as a long-term investment.
I believe my extensive experience makes me uniquely qualified to advise you on your Salt Spring real estate investment.
Whether your buying or selling Real Estate you can expect professionalism and service. For those of you who are new to the Island or just entertaining the idea of making Salt Spring Island your home I invite you to explore my web site. SALT SPRING ISLAND REVIEW and ISLAND INSIGHTS display some of the Islands charms and amenities. Real estate on Salt Spring Island offers spectacular, waterfront ocean views and mountain view homes, lots and farm properties. Whether you want to buy or sell we suggest you explore David’s Salt Spring Island Real Estate listings Site web site. David Giddy is a professional service realtor.
The Salt Spring Island Review is David Giddy’s showcase of the island of Salt Spring amidst the Gulf Islands on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. The level of community, the three towns of Fulford, Vesuvius and Ganges are all reasons that you should contact David Giddy of Salt Spring Island to inquire about properties for sale on Saltspring. A New section on Island Insights is a great place to discover some more pictures of the island
Mike’s parents moved to Salt Spring Island full time in 1974, where they owned and operated the Salt Spring Insurance Agency and the Salt Spring Island Travel services. After many years of vacationing and visiting his parents, Mike and his wife Nancy decided to move from Calgary back to Salt Spring Island, where Mike has enjoyed a successful career in real estate for the last two decades. Mike enjoys fishing on our local waters, and is an avid golfer and member of the Salt Spring Island Golf Club, where you may run into him socially. Mike would welcome the opportunity to discuss the benefits you might realize by choosing to work with him.
I came to Salt Spring Island from California where I had lived off the grid for 16 years on a mountain top in Mendocino County. Having that experience has given me an uncompromising view of a renewable lifestyle. From passive solar building methods to water conservation, to alternative energy systems, my aim in life is to make a smaller footprint whenever possible. Salt Spring Island is the perfect place to engage in this lifestyle with its abundant sunshine, rainfall, Mediterranean climate, and knowledge base. Whether it’s a cabin in the woods or a waterfront dream, I will do my best to connect you with your property here in a conscientious and respectful way.
I’ve lived on Salt Spring Island since 1969 and been a REALTOR® here since 1986. I pride myself in a relaxed confident approach to my day-to-day life, which comes from knowing and understanding the marketplace, and the homes and properties that I deal with. In my 23 years as a REALTOR®, I’ve been on and in almost all the properties and homes on the island. I understand the idiosyncrasies of rural living and find great pleasure in helping people who are new to the island learn about this special place. As an Associate Broker – one of only a handful on the island – I’ve been involved with every facet of island real estate. My main focus is residential properties but I’ve also been involved with the design, layout and marketing of small and large land developments. Let me put my knowledge and experience to work for you to make your move to Salt Spring or any of the Gulf Islands, a fulfilling experience, whether it’s for a weekend getaway or as a full time resident. I’m looking forward to meeting you.
Broker & Manager
Phyllis has lived on Salt Spring Island since 1991 having previously worked in real estate in both Victoria and Vancouver. She obtained a real estate sales licence in 1986 then in 1990 attended the University of British Columbia where she was successful in qualifying for a broker’s licence. Her knowledge of Salt Spring Island in general and real estate in particular is of immense value to prospective buyers and sellers. Phyllis is dedicated community volunteer and as a former nurse (RN) has been much appreciated as an advocate for numerous health care activities on the Island. Phyllis is friendly, welcoming, and conscientious with a keen work ethic and caring attitude. She is s dedicated community volunteer and as a former nurse (RN) has been much appreciated as an advocate for numerous health care activities on the Island. Phyllis will take the time and care to ensure your real estate shopping experience on Salt Spring Island is pleasant, thorough and satisfying in you quest for the ultimate Island lifestyle of your dreams.
Fiona became licensed Realtor in 2002 and has over 35 years of experience in sales and management as well as a long history of working as an innovative entrepreneurial. Fiona’s years of cumulative experience and expertise makes her a unique and dynamic Relator. She listens to what a client’s needs are and works together with the client to create an informed and comfortable home-buying or selling experience. When you meet Fiona, you’ll find her to be a down-to-earth, very personable and reliable professional dedicated to the field of Real Estate on Salt Spring Island.
Fiona and her husband raised their family on their farm on Salt Spring Island, and she spent successful years in the Gulf Islands Real Estate Industry. Once the children left home, they moved abroad for 5 adventurous years to the United Arab Emirates and have since returned to Canada settling once again on Sweetwater farm, and Fiona returning to her former brokerage Pemberton Holmes Salt Spring Island.
My wife Liz, our dog Walter and I are new residents to Salt Spring having recently moved here from White Rock after succumbing to Salt Spring’s magic.
Being a new resident helps me look at the Island with fresh eyes allowing me to incorporate my 34 years of real estate experience and expertise.
I have been involved in all areas of real estate from a long career in White Rock selling projects and residential real estate specializing in Ocean View homes to resort sales in Whistler and the Okanagan with Intrawest and Sotheby’s.
Salt Spring is a great choice for people looking for a slower pace but who are not prepared to give up the benefits of an urban environment. The island is a foodie’s paradise with a selection of great restaurants offering a taste for every pallet plus wineries, craft beer and lots of local organic choices. Combined with a myriad of outdoor activities, an artistic haven and a boater’s paradise in one of the best climates in Canada who could ask for anything more. With all the amenities and ease of access to the big island and Vancouver we were sold!
Let me put my experience and new islander enthusiasm to work helping you find your perfect island home and all Salt Spring has to offer.
Myles Wilson has lived on Salt Spring since 1980 and been in real estate since 1991. Throughout his real estate career, Myles has consistently placed among the top producers in the office and on the island. Myles knows real estate and he knows Salt Spring Island. Once you find your dream home or property, Myles can put you in touch with the bankers, lawyers, construction people or local government agencies required to make your dream a reality. If you don’t find exactly what you are seeking on Salt Spring, Myles can refer you to his contacts on Pender, Mayne, Saturna and Galiano Islands. Myles prides himself on providing real service to all of his clients. His extensive knowledge of the island and its myriad neighbourhoods, microclimates, water districts and other eccentricities will help ensure you find the home or property most suited to your needs and desires. With the help of his many professional contacts, he can guide you through all the steps of land development, financing, choosing the right contractors, or dealing with the various levels of local government and approvals.