Market Updates

Sept. 18, 2020

Cowichan Valley | Napa of the North

Known for its mild climate and thriving artisan communities, there's always a variety of fun experiences to have when you live on Vancouver Island. It's a great gift to live in a part of the world that sees just enough of every season, offers easy access to mountain ...

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July 31, 2020

Best of Bear Mountain | An Ecoasis

Bear Mountain, Canada’s urban resort community, is an Ecoasis resort & golf community, and is one of the few places in Greater Victoria where you can golf, hike, bike, play tennis, spa, dine out, or shop, all within a charming village atmosphere and only steps away from our featured property ...

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June 2, 2020

COVID-19 | Real Estate Activity Picks Up As Restrictions Ease

The Coronavirus may have slowed things down slightly, but home sales and listings continued to take place. Now that restrictions are lifting and we're allowed more places are starting to open, we're seeing a surge in activity as many home buyers and sellers who have been eagerly waiting ...

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June 2, 2020

COVID-19 | Office Re-Opening Protocols

Briggs and Stratton Realtors Office Re-Opening and Covid-19 Protocols

Business As (un)Usual

We're excited to be back to work in our Oak Bay office! With that, to protect everyone's safety, we have a few protocols in place. Please continue reading to ensure you understand how we will be operating in this "new normal".

Office Re-Opening & ...

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May 8, 2020

Top Tips | Landscaping & Sustainable Gardening

Landscaping and Sustainable Gardening Tips

Landscape

A well landscaped garden can make the difference between an aesthetically pleasing home brimming with curb appeal and one that looks like it’s been let run wild. It can also save you money in the long run by working with a budget, planning for the future and can also ...

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April 29, 2020

Top Tips | Home Workspace Ideas

Home Workspace Ideas and Tips

These days, more and more people are starting to work remotely. For those used to working in a formal office setting, working from home is a new experience that may require a few adjustments. Having a dedicated work space in your home - especially one away from such temptations as bed ...

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April 16, 2020

Top Tips | Moving During a Pandemic

As you might remember, I recently blogged about selling my house! Well, that happened, it sold and I moved! Yay!

Since no one could have ever predicted this pandemic and certainly no one knows when it will end, we're all forced to find new ways to cope with regular ...

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April 14, 2020

How To | Show a Property Virtually

How to Show a Property Virtually - Video Shooting Tips for Home Sellers

Although it’s trickier for buyers and sellers to make a transaction on a home that has not been seen in person, it has been going on for years. People are still buying and selling properties.

In some cases, usually if a property is currently vacant, it may still be possible ...

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April 9, 2020

How To | Tour a Property Virtually

How to Tour a Property Virtually

Doing virtual tours and meetings isn’t something new for us. Being an International company, Sotheby’s has clients from all over the world. We have often sold a house or condo completely via virtual communications.

Of course, now we have other challenges that go with it! Fortunately, Sotheby’s International Realty is ...

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April 8, 2020

Creating Your "Dream Home" Shopping List

Creating Your Dream Home Shopping List

Everyone needs a roof over their head. And just because this pandemic has put a halt to most things, people still need to move for various reasons. Whether a recent divorce, estate sale, downsizing, change of job location - or change of job income - many people are finding that moving is ...

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