Buying a Home

Vancouver Island is home to some of Canada’s best places to live. With an abundance of natural beauty, from old-growth forests, to the vast snow capped mountains, and untamed shorelines, it is truly one of the planet’s most diverse ecosystems. Vancouver Island is widely known for its mild climate, thriving arts and culture community, healthcare, schools, and mix of heritage buildings and modern infrastructure. The diversity of Vancouver Island makes it the perfect place to raise a family, thrive as a young couple, or even settle down for retirement. Buying a home can seem like an overwhelming task, however I am here to make the process as seamless, intuitive, and enjoyable as possible. I will provide you with industry-leading expertise to leave you feeling confident in your big decision and absolutely in love with your new purchase. 

Each client is unique, however the level of excellent service remains the same for everyone, no matter what the price point of the home. My role is to have my finger on the pulse of the Vancouver Island market to fit the perfect listings that suit the custom criteria and price point of each buyer. Working with a realtor is a big decision, I strive to establish a strong sense of trust and interpersonal connection, so you can be confident that I will act in your best interest and turn your dreams into a reality.

You’ve decided you’re ready to buy a new home.

Now, where do you start?

1. Create a Financial Plan

Before searching for your dream home, it is important to assess your current financial situation. You should begin by outlining a realistic budget, understanding your mortgage options, and getting pre-approved from your lender. This will help you create a realistic plan to conduct your search with confidence and successfully negotiate for your desired home.

2. Let’s Start Our Conversation

I’d love to get to know you better, so that I can serve you best! My goal is to identify your priorities and clearly understand your expectations, so that I can create a custom tailored plan for our search. By diving deep into conversation, I bridge personal with professional to identify all the feature characteristics and amenities that you desire for your ideal home. 

3. Begin Our Home Search

With the support of a globally leading agency, refined brand, and innovative team, I am on top of the latest scoop on the newest and hottest properties in the market. I help my clients discover the fullness of life found in their next move, paying careful attention to the criteria including location, price and characteristics of the home.


4. Offer

From the preparation, to the writing, presentation, negotiation, and acceptance stage, I will be there at the front of the line to guide you through each step. As an expert negotiator, I provide a logical and strategic approach to present the best possible offer to the Seller and close the sale for your dream home. 

5. What To Expect Afterward

Once we have secured and closed the deal, my services do not end there! I love to treat all my clients just like family and strive to keep lifelong relationships with all of you. I am always available to provide guidance, discuss current market conditions, and encourage you to contact me with any questions or concerns you have moving forward.

“Margaret made us feel like family as we were looking to buy our first home. She helped make one of the most stressful experiences a positive one, repeatedly going above and beyond to get us what we were looking for. She listened to what we needed and was always actively on our side. Her sense of humour and deep knowledge base helped us get through the offer process without any hiccups or surprises. In the end, we not only ended up with our first family home but a new friend.” – Michelle M, first time home buyer

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As a specialist for the brokerage of high-end properties in the world’s most beautiful locations, Engel & Völkers has made a name for itself over the past decades – both in Germany and abroad. What began with a small office in Hamburg-Blankenese in 1977 has developed into a successful global service provider and a franchise system that is still growing.

Our highly qualified local real estate experts are there for you worldwide, providing specialist advice and helping you in your search for a new property or the holiday home of your dreams. Whether you are looking for a new build or a portfolio property, in the city or the countryside, or wish to rent or to buy: our international network provides access to the finest properties in Germany and abroad. We have stately houses, expansive single-family homes and idyllic country estates in our property portfolio as well as modern apartments, penthouses and designer lofts. Whether in Munich, on Majorca or in Miami, our real estate experts have valuable local market knowledge and will accompany you through all stages of the process until you find your dream property. Take advantage of our extensive know-how and all-round service – we look forward to advising you!