6290 Andover Rd


One year after our location became the home of RE/MAX Camosun Westside in Sooke it has become evident the choice to do so was a sound one. The office quickly became the dominant real estate brokerage in the region accounting for almost half of all real estate sales in Sooke in 2015. The exposure gained for our clients and their homes throughout the nationwide network of agents with RE/MAX has surprised even us and it’s impact on sales cannot be overstated. As we look back on 2015 its readily apparent that it was a defining year with a clear positive movement for the broader Victoria real estate market and no region outperformed Sooke with regard to the increase in the volume of sales over the previous year (35%). Sale’s prices increased too, on average by 7%, another clear indication of our resurgent marketplace in Sooke. Listing inventory on the flipside has tightened considerably fast tracking a seller’s market where a homeowner has an extraordinary opportunity not only to sell in a timely manner but also achieve a sale’s price that could not have been considered 12-24 months ago. All in all the real estate market found a solid footing in 2015 that we fully expect to be built upon in 2016. At Sooke’s Home Team we recognize real estate today requires more than a sign in the ground, we believe it’s important to have some serious marketing muscle to ensure homes sold through us receive the very best and most innovative marketing offered. Our magazine has increased the circulation to 6,000 mailed locally to most Sooke area homes and available for pick up at numerous locations in and around Sooke. This issue marks our inaugural sailing on BC Ferries Victoria - Vancouver route exposing homes marketed through us to something in excess of the 5 million plus riders both local along with national and international tourists from everywhere. We spent the better part of last year working within Transport Canada guidelines as we navigated through what seemed at times to be a labyrinth of requirements needed to obtain a UAV Special Flight Operations Certificate enabling us the use of our drone to provide aerial video and stills as part of our marketing efforts. We have invested heavily in a drone along with a hand held image stabilized video camera to provide premium marketing techniques for homes marketed through us in 2016. For sellers I’m quite confident we can say we offer the most comprehensive marketing strategy for your home that you’ll find in the market place Whether you’re a long time resident or just new to the area and are wondering about real estate here give us a call, we’ll be happy to help you find what you’re looking for…

Courtesy Brian Rundle Photography

About the cover...

A classic West Coast moment where sea kayaking is captured through the lens of noted Nature & Wildlife photographer Brian Rundle. You can see more of Brian’s work at: www.brianrundlephotography.com


Sooke’s Home Team

Oliver Katz Personal Real Estate Corporation MLS GOLD 2001 –2015

Cristina Staicu Personal Real Estate Corporation


www.sookeshometeam.com 250.642.6480

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