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Paula
Baker
C. (250) 714-5268
P. (250) 758-7653
Phone Paula PaulaGuidingYouHome.com
ROYAL LEPAGE NANAIMO REALTY (NANISHWYN)
4200 Island Highway North
Nanaimo
V9T 1W6

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13403 Code Rd Bed: 4 Bath: 2 Price: $479,900 SOLD BY

First time on the market, this package has so much to offer an energetic handyman. This home is being sold on an "As Is, Where Is" basis so be prepared to do your due diligence. Situated on a flat 1 acre property, the home has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and storage galore. Many happy memories were shared in this home, but it is time to go to another family. There are numerous out buildings that include a garage,...

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5670 Yorkshire Terr Bed: 3 Bath: 2 Price: $575,000 SOLD BY

For more information, see Multimedia/Brochure below. Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom/2 bathroom North Nanaimo home in a fantastic family neighbourhood. Large gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, travertine floors and new stainless steel appliances. New interior and exterior doors and double pane windows installed 2 years ago. The large back deck (with peak-a-boo ocean view) leads down to a large, flat b...

Listed by STRATTEN GATES REAL ESTATE LTD.
3708 Reynolds Rd Bed: 3 Bath: 2 Price: $594,000 SOLD

Guiding You Home... Lovely and stylish custom built Departure Bay Rancher is located at the very end of non through road, surrounded by nature, in a quiet peaceful neighbourhood! The home has an open floor plan, 9 ft ceilings, custom soft close cabinets, pot lighting, and a natural gas fireplace. Many over sized windows throughout, which invites the sun light to shine in, and allows the home to be very bright...

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

Hello! My name is Paula Baker and I am a Realtor at Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty in Nanaimo, British Columbia. I was born and raised on Vancouver Island and believe it to be one of the most beautiful places on our planet. From the electrifying Gulf Islands, to the mountains, rivers, lakes, and ocean we are truly fortunate. Our Island has so much to offer… boating around Gabriola, camping at Rathtrevor Beach, skiing Mt. Washington, fireworks at the inner harbor, golfing at the many beautiful courses, hiking all the nature trails… people from every walk of life will find enjoyment here.

I started in the Real Estate industry in Victoria and have been working in Nanaimo and surrounding area since 2006. I enjoy working with people and helping them to find a house they will call their home. The enjoyment I have in seeing my clients start their new lives, in a home I was able to find for them, is what makes my career so rewarding.

Life and circumstances change—Marriage, children, work transfers, empty nest…the list is endless…the house got too small, the house got too big…no matter our circumstance we all need a Realtor with local knowledge and expertise to help with the transition into our new journey in life.

I have three young children, two girls and a boy, who have further taught me the importance of family and how incredibly important it is to always be honest, trustworthy, have a high level of integrity and loyalty when communicating with all people, and especially my clients who are trying their utmost to do the best for their family.

Buying and Selling a home is not something most of us do everyday, so even though this is a fantastic new adventure it does stretch our comfort zones and at times becomes challenging. I do my utmost to ensure my clients have a smooth and relatively worry free transition.  I am very thankful when I get to help with the process and see a family succeed at reaching their goals and making their dreams come true.

If you are wanting a Realtor who genuinely cares about your family’s well being and who will help you find the house that will be HOME, then I look forward to your call and working together to accomplish your intentions and Vancouver Island dream.

“Guiding You HOME”

Have a beautiful day!!

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