When looking for a property on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, it is important to narrow your options based on amenities, proximity and price. Doing so requires the assistance of someone, or a team, with up-to-date market knowledge, local contacts, and a wealth of experience. For that reason, we sought the advice of the area’s experts Barbie Whitworth & Shay Moudahi.
When clients come to you with an idea of what they want, how do you help them refine their criteria prior to finding a match?
Great Question – We ask Buyer’s to create a list of the top 10 features in a home/property that are important to them and to then narrow that list down to the top 5 ‘must have’s’. An example of a must have on the Sunshine Coast would be ‘Expansive Ocean View’. or ‘Walking Distance to the Beach’ Once this list has been created we can then find properties that fulfill the criteria and narrow things down until we find exactly the right property the client had hoped to find.
What is the most important thing you look for when purchasing a home for yourself?
Location and potential for an increase in resale value
If you had to choose one piece of advice for first-time home buyers, what would it be?
Buy within your means so that you can enjoy your home and at the same time have financial peace of mind.
If you were not selling real estate, where would you be today?
Enjoying some kind of business involving Selling, somehow bringing a product and people together.
What would you say is your most proud accomplishment as a real estate agent so far?
Getting up every day with enthusiasm for what the day will bring, absolutely loving what we do.
What property do you currently have listed that you wish more people would see?
11253 Sunshine Coast Highway, Sunset Cove – $1649,000
10 beautiful Acres of the best nature on the Sunshine Coast has to offer. This waterfront property settles into a private cove where swimming, fishing, crabbing and boating become a part of daily life. There is a 3 Bdrm/2 Bath home as well as a 1 bedroom cabin both of which are positioned to take in the beauty of Ocean/Mountain and the islands. The property is a forest of Cedar, Fir and Arbutus trees where you can walk winding paths in the woods or the sea. There are building sites available on which you can build the home of your dreams. This property presently runs as a B and B has repeat clientele and generates good income. If waterfront, privacy and nature are in your criteria this truly is a property that you must see.