RE/MAX First Realty is located in beautiful Parksville, British Columbia and serves the Oceanside communities of Parksville, Qualicum Beach and Nanoose Bay.
RE/MAX First Realty is a dedicated team of professional realtors who are committed to results, and putting our customers first.
Whether you are buying or selling your home, RE/MAX First Realty is the name that you can trust in Parksville, Qualicum Beach and Nanoose Bay.
Phone: (250) 951-4882
Fax: (250) 248-1172
Evening Pager: 1-888-243-1071 (after 5:00 PM)
#21 - 826 West Island Hwy Parksville, BC Canada V9P 2B7
Collectively called Oceanside, this region is made up of the municipalities of Parksville and Qualicum Beach as well as the smaller towns and villages of Nanoose Bay, Coombs, Errington, Qualicum Bay, Deep Bay and Bowser. Oceanside is home to incredible parks, superb scenery, outdoor and indoor activities, attractions and the arts. With reasonable home pricing relative to what is offered here, our so-named 'Canada's Riviera' is truly Paradise Found!
Parksville and Qualicum Beach can boast to having the 3 best beaches on eastern Vancouver Island, and that's saying a lot. Life's a beach year-round here. Being blessed with lying in the rainshadow of nearby mountains means receiving only about 38 inches of annual rainfall. Combine that with the year-round influence of moderate Pacific waters and you get one of the mildest climates in Canada. This means year-round golf is possible at one of our 6 golfcourses along with year-round gardening. Nanoose Bay is even drier with only about 33 inches of annual rainfall. Qualicum Beach is at the northern-most limit of Arbutus trees (with its' peeling reddish bark and waxy leaves) which hug the Pacific coastline all the way to southern California. Local gardeners delight in growing a multitude of flowering Rhododendron shrubs, bamboo, palm and other exotics that thrive in our lush coastal climate.
Boaters have access to 4 docking and marina facilities. From here you can sail away to the many nearby islands, the Gulf Islands just to the south or across the Strait of Georgia to such spectacular locales as Desolation Sound and Knights Inlet. Sea kayaking is readily accessible from our innumerable beach access spots. With literally miles and miles of glorious sand beaches at low tide, if you are a beach walker and love exploration of tidal sand flats and coastal wildlife viewing, then this is the place for you. Many hiking trails are nearby along with 6 provincial parks. In-town bark-mulch trails are for daily use and dog walks. Downhill skiing at nearby Mount Washington is only 50 minutes away. Here you can literally ski in the morning and garden in the afternoon!
The area attracts a host of artists and musicians with local venues for your enjoyment. In Qualicum Beach we even have year-round live theatre put on by excellent local talent. Coombs offers a multitude of shops and galleries for your enjoyment. There are a variety of artisan shops and places to explore as well in nearby Qualicum Bay, Deep Bay and Bowser.
The region offers a host of resort, motel, B&B and vacation-rental accommodation to head-out from each day while you are here house-hunting with your REALTOR®, Tom Whitfield of RE/MAX First Realty in Parksville.
Tom excels at matching a buyer's needs with the best property available. He expertly introduces clients to their retirement dream home, vacation property, a roomy home amenable to a young and growing family, or land on which to build.
RE/MAX professionals lead the industry in terms of experience, education and sales. In Western Canada, they average about 16 years of experience, and across the network, hold a higher number of professional designations than associates of any single competitor.
The RE/MAX hot air balloon trademark is one of the most widely recognized trademarks in North American business and is now a global brand. No other real estate organization has the level of brand recognition and definition of RE/MAX.
Repeat and referral clients are the lifeblood of the real estate business. Approximately 70% of RE/MAX business comes from repeat and referral clients, a testimonial to the high caliber of service RE/MAX customers have come to expect from their Sales Associates.
A survey completed by RE/MAX found that 95% of RE/MAX customers report overall satisfaction with their RE/MAX Sales Associate, 92% say they will use RE/MAX again and 93% will recommend RE/MAX to others. This is, by far, the highest rating in the real estate business.
In large part, our community minded top producers providing industry leadership, experience and excellent customer service under a respected company banner add up to leading market share. RE/MAX dominates virtually every market in Canada, in terms of market share. On average, RE/MAX outsells the competition 3-1 across Canada. RE/MAX on average is growing at an even faster pace supported by over 30 years of brand name development, referral services, promotional support and other benefits that today are an integral part of the RE/MAX network of over 118,500 Sales Associates in about 6,300 offices in 63 countries worldwide. RE/MAX has the network to provide the best real estate experience throughout the world.
RE/MAX is a front-runner in terms of giving back to the community, often devoting endless support to countless charities and local causes. The RE/MAX sponsorship of the Children's Miracle Network is a great example of RE/MAX community citizenship. Since 1992, RE/MAX has been a major contributor to the Children's Miracle Network; a North American fund-raising organization dedicated to generating funds and awareness programs for the benefit of Children served by its over 170 associated hospitals. RE/MAX across Canada raises over $3 million annually on behalf of 11 Canadian children's hospital foundations.
As well, RE/MAX of Western Canada created the "Quest for Excellence Program". This bursary program was established to recognize the success and on-going pursuits of Western Canadian students. A "Quest for Excellence" involves any student in Grade 12 who demonstrates great feeling and passion, commitment and dedication, positive attitude and enthusiasm for the subject chosen. RE/MAX presents 24 bursaries of $500 each regionally. The categories are Leadership, Sports, Technology and Trades, Fine Arts, Performing Arts and Community Service. RE/MAX is proud to recognize students, in the very communities in which we live and work, for their outstanding achievements. Education is the building block of our future and if the children we hear from every day are any indication, our future has never been brighter.
RE/MAX is committed to help raise awareness of the ongoing need for organ donation. GiveLife assists Canadians in making informed decisions regarding organ, tissue and bone marrow donation. The GiveLife site provides some national information regarding organ and tissue donation, but more importantly acts as a portal to the many provincial organizations that are mandated to oversee organ and tissue donation programs across the country.
At RE/MAX, we believe that serving the communities in which we live and work allows us to not only contribute to the well-being of our society but to also be concerned about the outcome of that contribution. This dedication we call Premiere Community Citizenship. Our commitment as the exclusive real estate corporate sponsor for the Children's Miracle Network allows us the opportunity to expand the universal cause of caring for sick children.
The RE/MAX - Children's Miracle Network affiliation began in 1986 when RE/MAX affiliates in Calgary, Alberta and the Quebec Region started raising funds for this worthy cause. In 1992, RE/MAX International adopted the Children's Miracle Network as its official corporate charity. Raising funds for hospitalized children, to date RE/MAX professionals have collectively contributed over $67 million to the cause.
RE/MAX of Western Canada affiliates raise funds through community involvement such as the annual Children's Miracle Network broadcast, pancake breakfasts, golf tournaments, ride-a-thons, walk-a-thons and a myriad of other events. But the cornerstone of our involvement is the Miracle Home Program whereby the sales associate pledges a contribution derived from each transaction involving a RE/MAX Miracle Home® 100% of their contribution helps sick children from their community.
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