CR Salmon Derby Stats

We finally have the totals tallied from the best Salmon Derby to date!

We are thrilled to announce we have raised a whopping $73,500!! Campbell River’s Annual Salmon Derby has raised over $166,500 to date, and we are only in our third year. Way to go Campbell River!

On August 14th, Deanna Collins and Mark Ranniger, along with some dedicated volunteers, handed out two of the three donations.

Cheque presentation by event organizer Deanna Collins to Campbell River Salmon Foundation for $31,000.
Cheque presentation of $31,000 to The North Island Transition Society by event organizer Mark Ranniger.

Two cheque’s each totalling $31,000 were handed out to the CR Salmon Foundation and The North Island Transition Society.  A third donation is scheduled to go out to the Oyster River Hatchery in the amount of $10,000.

Thank you to all those involved and for all of your support to help contribute to these great charitable organizations in our community. For a full list of all of the generous sponsors, head on over to the official Salmon Derby website here. We are already looking forward to making our 4th Annual event even better!

Today we presented 2 cheque's for $31,000 each to the CR Salmon Foundation and The North Island Transition Society from…

Posted by Royal LePage Advance Realty on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Cheque presentations by event organizers Deanna Collins & Mark Ranniger to Campbell River Salmon Foundation and North Island Transition Society for $31,000 each.

Posted by Bryan Watkins on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Photos by Eiko Jones Photography.

Canada Day & Summer in Campbell River 2018

Cruise Ship view from Campbell River waterfront.

This Summer Shoreline Real Estate Team has put together a Schedule of Events to help you make the most of your Summer in Campbell River! You can view and download our calendar here:

Shoreline Summer Calendar

Our calendar kicks off Summer with Canada Day in Campbell River but there is some exciting things in store at Spirit Square downtown on June 30 including a BBQ at 5pm put on by Greig Seafood at the same time as the Tyee Chevrolet Car Show (5-9pm), Country Music live by Jackson Hollow (7-9pm) and a Ridgerider ‘Best Western Dressed’ contest at 7:45pm.

Canada Day preparations to celebrate have already begun and the endless hours put into this community celebration every year is nothing short of amazing; businesses, volunteers and the City band together ensuring that Canada Day is an event for the entire community to enjoy.

As always we are beyond excited for the whole day of events as there is plenty to do, but a few highlights are:

Rotary Canada Day Parade begins at 3:00pm! You can find details and the parade map route HERE>>

Pancake Breakfast Located at Frank James Park (Willow Point) Details about this can be found HERE>>

Huck Finn Small Fry Fishing Derby Located at the Discovery Pier Details about this can be found HERE>>

Fireworks Located at Robert V. Ostler Park (Foreshore) Details about this can be found HERE>>

A complete list of activities on Canada Day can be viewed and downloaded here: Canada-Day-2018

Last year Shoreline Real Estate Team supported and sponsored the Discovery Passage Aquarium on their float which one first prize!  Although the Aquarium is not contributing a float this year, we still believe education about our oceans and how to preserve and keep marine life safe, is something that should be taught from an early age. This summer the Discovery Passage Aquarium has plenty to offer:

  • Instead of a float on Canada Day, they will be open until 9:30PM with face painting outside for children with an aquarium admission;
  • They will be celebrating their Birthday onSunday, July 8th. You can win prizes for coming to the aquarium dressed as a sea creature and join in for cupcakes at 12:00PM! Half off admission for the entire day;
  • On July 15th they are hosting Explorer Lab Crafts Day where you can visit the explorer lab for crafts with a by donation admission; and
  • they have their Summer Camps available. You can find out about the dates, cost and details HERE>> 

In our calendar we have included some local businesses and their summer events and camps such as Holly Hill Farm, the Campbell River Country Golf & Country Club, various local markets, and some WOW days for cruises sailing through the Discovery Passage. We consider WOW days as any more than 3 ships passing in one night. However, if you are an avid watcher, you can view the entire schedule HERE>>.

Shoreline Summer Calendar

On July 2 Spirit Square is alive from 12 – 4 for Health with a Heart where there will be face painting, live music, dancing and a bake sale to name a few. In fact, Spirit Square will be playing music every Tuesday at 12 noon with music throughout the Summer!

Keep in mind this is not an exhaustive list of events, we are sure there are many more things happening in and around the area we just have not yet heard about but what we encourage is that you get out and enjoy Campbell River and the Community this Summer and all it has to offer! If you are new to the area we are more than happy to recommend some must see spots to take in as much of the natural surroundings you can.

Now get out there and enjoy all that Campbell River has to offer this summer!

2018 Real Estate Changes

By now you may have heard of the new Real Estate consumer protection rules coming to BC which take effect June 15, 2018. While the goals of the rules are to protect you, the consumer; ensure you are well-informed and can benefit from the loyalty of us, your agents acting in your best interests, they are hindering our ability to work with you again and again.

These new rules aim to protect you by:

  • prohibiting limited dual agency in almost all cases, and
  • requiring new disclosures about commissions, services to expect from a licensee, and the risks of being an unrepresented party in a real estate transaction.

Although we feel that the disclosures are here to help you make the most well-informed decisions surrounding complex issues, prohibiting dual agency is going to affect our relationships with you, whom we have grown to love working with!

We need your help to amend this rule. Please visit:
https://therealbc.ca/consumer-take-action-email-letter  and complete the online letter to ask  the  Superintendent of Real Estate and the Minister of Finance to STOP the new Real Estate Rules that take away consumer choice. For our fellow Realtor® members of REAL BC please visit:
https://therealbc.ca/realtor-letter/

You can also head on over to a petition on Change.org here. The goal here is to inform and provide our government leaders with the information they need to make more balanced public policy decisions by listening to the concerns and points of view from a wide variety of stakeholders.

The problem with prohibiting dual agency is that agency survives a deal – if we’ve worked with you, we have agency.

If Shoreline helped you buy or sell a house in the past and you want to sell again, that’s great, we will help you list it! But, we have to hope that none of the buyers we are currently working with want to write an offer on your property because we will then have to refer them to another Realtor, one who also has no agency with that particular buyer. In a city the size of Campbell River, that will be hard to find. The bigger problem is that we will then also have to refer you, the Seller to another Realtor, dual recusal, because we can’t work for the Seller having worked with that buyer previously, despite the fact that they’re writing their offer with another Realtor. Confused yet?

The worst part? You are now having to work with someone who likely doesn’t know the property, has no rapport or trust built.  Imagine having to get an out of town Realtor to write your offer? Us neither.

So please jump on the links above and help us adjust the rules around dual agency.

All we can do is work with the rules as best we can while still providing you the service you have come to know and love. We will still help you as we always did with everything real estate. We will stay well informed and keep you up to date as we work with the new rules.

 

CR Salmon Derby 2018 Update!

We are now just one week away from the 3rd annual Campbell River Salmon Derby!
There is plenty of fun and prizes to be had, have you picked up your tickets or added yourself to the event on facebook?
Saturday, June 9 is when ROYAL LEPAGE Advance Realty is proud to start festivities at Robert Ostler Park (Foreshore Park) in Campell River.
A full day of family fun is arranged including live music, food trucks, CR Fire truck, and KIDS ZONE sponsored by Steve Marshall Ford with bounceramas, slides, games and a dunk tank with local celebs!
We also have a colouring contest!  Complete as many entries as you’d like; more pages are available at the Royal LePage Advance Realty office on Shoppers Row, or download and print them directly here then bring them along with you to Derby Headquarters at Robert Ostler Park by 3:00pm on June 9th.
Derby participants must be in the weigh station line up by 5:00pm on June 9th, however the station opens at 7:00am that morning. All rules are posted on the event page here.
We are so excited about the prizes this year and want to thank all of our sponsors, this event could never be what it is without their support and of course yours, our Campbell River community!

Quick Stats at a Glance

Curious about the real estate market these days? Well, here is a little snap shot as of May 1, 2018 for Campbell River.
During the month of April, 2018, 58 homes total were listed with 44 of them selling, making the average for days on market 20 days.  Of those listings, Campbell River saw an average of 116%  list to sell price ratio, which means many homes sold for over list price!!
The average home sale price in Campbell River now sits at a cool $417,000.00!

Extremely low inventory combined with Spring market conditions that have always brought out the buyers, has us in an intense sellers market right now. We seem to keep repeating ourselves, but we can’t help it, now is a great time to sell if you’ve been toying with the idea.
Questions about buying or selling in this market? Call us, we are always here to help and happy to answer any questions you may have.
Mark: 250-287-0395 mark@crshoreline.com
Deanna: 250-830-8483 / deanna@crshoreline.com

Let us introduce you to: Serious Coffee

Serious Coffee may not be new to you or Campbell River per se, but the owner, manager and interior will be!

Nicole Rae Husby is the proud new owner of Serious Coffee at #1-2253 South Island Highway in Willow Point . With her new business endeavour she is making some serious (see what we did there?) changes to the location.

Husby took possession of the Willow Point cafe on April 19, 2018 and is planning to celebrate the reopening of Serious Coffee and unveil the major renovations currently underway on May 19th with a grand opening.  2day FM will be at the location for the grand opening from 2pm-6pm. There will also be live music, draws, prizes and of course, great coffee and food!

One of the reasons Husby says she chose a Serious Coffee franchise (besides the great coffee) “was because of the authenticity and community spirit. [We] want to make our Willow point location a hub for locals and are open to facilitating more local clubs/groups and people’s ideas for new events.”  The “we” she may be referring to is her long time best friend, Christie Keddy.  Keddy and Husby have known each other their whole lives and have been best friends for years. Keddy will be the cafe’s manager, managing and running the front of house. She is definitely a big part of the business.

Major renovations are currently underway at the cafe which include almost a complete gutting of the previous space. Husby clearly has big plans for the space to bring it up to date and add a north island feel. “We have sourced the most beautiful materials from local-craftsmen including handmade tables and live edge slabs that are absolutely stunning!” “It’s going to be clean, functional and welcoming for all customers including whether they are typing an assignment for work, enjoying a good book with lunch or coming together with the many clubs and groups that meet weekly at the cafe.”

The renovations don’t just end there, the drive through is getting a bit of a makeover as well; It’s great if you’re in a hurry and need to have your coffee and breakfast or lunch on the go!

 

Staff will be serving new menu items and will really focus on consistency, community and  excellent coffee, food and service.

Serious Coffee has a liquor license and will be offering up great beers and wine too. They will be hosting different events throughout the months. Some examples are plans for more live music nights, children’s tea parties, wine and paint nights, flower arranging with signature martinis, games nights, etc. The website includes an events tab that will be updated as new events are added.

Like the Shoreline team, charity is near and dear to Husby’s heart and she will be donating a portion of the money made during the grand opening on May 19th to a local charity and has committed to continue to donate locally throughout the year.
Nicole Husby and Shoreline are excited for the changes! We can’t wait to check them out and see you there  on May 19th!

For Sale: 1396 Stag Rd.

Loads of square footage inside and out at 1396 Stag Rd. in Campbell River.

$439,900

MLS#437501

3 levels of living space, 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms! With over 3,000 square feet of living space, this home has all the space you could need at an incredible price!

The lower level includes an in house workshop and some unfinished areas with room for your imagination or possibly a nanny suite.

CLICK HERE FOR 1396 Stag Rd. MAIN FLOOR PLAN

CLICK HERE FOR 1396 Stag Rd. UPPER, BASEMENT FLOOR PLAN

CLICK HERE FOR FULL MLS DATA SHEET

Big Changes coming to BC Real Estate and how they will affect you.

Big changes coming March 15th 2018.

It has been announced that Dual Agency will be eliminated in BC.

The Government came down hard on BC Realtor’s after we were very negatively played in the news with headlines about shadow flipping etc.. mostly in the lower mainland.  As a result a survey of 169 people determined dual agency should go.

We feel these proposed changes will NOT protect the public.

Our outer islands and small northern communities often have only 1 or 2 Realtors.  Buyers usually want to use that Specialist when they buy, but with the new rules the Realtors working in these areas will have to turn buyers away and often “fire’ their Seller as well.   In 2017 the Shoreline Team had buyer clients they have known and worked with for years call and want to buy listings they had for sale.  The buyers and sellers consented to “limited dual agency”.  Buyers are always given the option to use another Realtor which is just fine. ….BUT under the new rules  Mark and Deanna will have to turn away the buyer AND tell the seller that they can no longer represent them.  YES that is correct.  We are all ok with turning the buyer away, but turning the Seller away now too!???  Total chaos!

We don’t know how this will work yet, but we are told it will basically be a phone call “Dear Mr and Mrs Seller a buyer I worked with 10 years ago is interested in making an offer on your home, they are going to work with another Realtor to submit the offer but I still have to release you from our listing agreement.  My Manager will re assign the listing to another agent and they will be in touch soon.  BYE BYE!

The Superintendent has created a rule to prohibit the practice of dual agency. Dual agency is when a licensee represents two or more parties with competing interests in a trade in real estate, such as both buyer and seller, or two or more competing buyers.*

  • In explaining the new rules, RECBC has advised licensees that the elimination of Double Agency may create situations of ‘double recusal’ where a licensee will not be able to act on behalf of the seller or buyer if they are current clients, rather than only referring one client to another licensee.
  • A licensee will not be able to represent either party if a client buyer decides he wants to offer on a listing of that licensee

“You should not continue to act for either client in this scenario. You should refer your buyer client and your seller client to get independent professional advice (i.e. another licensee). You cannot act for both clients in this scenario (even with their consent) because it would amount to dual agency, which is prohibited.*”

  • Possible Scenarios
  1. Joe the buyer has been working with a real estate agent to look at properties in town, listed by several real estate agents, making Joe a client. Joe viewed 20 properties, 2 of them were listings of the agent he was working with. Joe decides he would like to make an offer on one of his agent’s listings. At that point, the agent must refer Joe to another agent AS WELL AS refer the seller to another agent.

 

  1. Megan is interested in buying a recreational property, or a commercial property, and she knows, based on extensive research, that one agent is the expert in this specialized field. That agent also has most of the listings. If that agent wants to continue to act on behalf of his current clients (the sellers), he cannot represent Megan as a buyer client. She would either have to be an unrepresented buyer or find another agent, even though no other agents in the area specialize in those properties.

 

  1. Dean has a preferred agent, who has worked on his behalf in the past. Dean trusts that agent, and calls them up on a listing they have on the market. That agent cannot work with Dean as a client because of the double recusal rule (they would have to refer both Dean and the seller to different agents).

 

 

  • Contact information

Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate: RealEstate@gov.bc.ca phone:  1-855-999-1883

Real Estate Council of BC:  info@recbc.ca Advisor@recbc.ca phone: 1-877-683-9664

Claire Trevena, MLA: Claire.trevena.MLA@leg.bc.ca : CR office 1-250-287-5100

Minister of Finance Carole James: FIN.Minister@gov.bc.ca

 

Shoreline April Market Update

The demand for housing continues to increase in Campbell River. Compared to last years’ inventory of single-family homes listed the inventory has decreased making this a hot seller’s market. If you’re thinking about listing your home, do not hesitate, the buyer is out there. We can help you with the process of listing your home and finding your new place, if you’re concerned with selling and buying in such a fast moving market this is where the Shoreline Team excels. We are here to assist you in this move and to make a game plan for how this process will play out for you. It’s been a busy few weeks with many high-end homes selling, we would like to congratulate our sellers on the following sales.

6200 Race Point Road $998,000.00 SOLD

1251 Galerno Road $828,800.00 SOLD

1581 Vanstone Road $799,900.00 SOLD

Interested in meeting with us to know what your house could possibly list for? Or want to find out about what is currently on the market to buy?

Contact us –
Mark Ranniger PREC. C: 250.287.0395
Deanna Collins Realtor® C: 250.830.8483
Office: 250.286.3293