A trusted, local real estate brokerage
Pemberton Holmes is the Vancouver Island real estate brokerage for people who want to sell their property with the highest assurance of professionalism. Our real estate listing services provide home-owners with an all-inclusive solution upheld by fiduciary duty. Unlike national franchises, Pemberton Holmes has helped build local communities on Vancouver Island since 1887. Our network of 15 offices, and more than 300 sales representatives, are located in major centres from Victoria to Campbell River. Contact us today to list and sell your Oak Bay home.
Duty of careBusiness relationships of trust and confidence with fiduciary ties to our clients
Since 1887A fundamental concern for the well-being of the people and communities we serve
Ready and responsiveTo your needs, providing the right answers quickly, in the medium of your choice
Providing you with an all-inclusive listing service and digital marketing expertise
Shared valuesCommunity, family, friends, and neighbours working together for a better future
Let's grow together
We have an office in your community, staffed by local sales representatives you know
Local expertsWith real experience in your home town and the support of a dedicated team
That good decisions result from quality information obtained from professionals
List your home with Pemberton Holmes for national advertising exposure
Your property is advertised on thousands of websites
Each Pemberton Holmes office has its own website with local listings and news. These portals allow customers to learn more about each property, the community, and connect with a local sales representative.
In addition, your listing is syndicated throughout the network of websites owned by REALTORS® on Vancouver Island and across Canada. Distribution agreements with some of Canada’s leading media companies ensure that your home is marketed properly to achieve the best selling price.
Contact Pemberton Holmes to list and sell your home on Vancouver Island
Your REALTOR® will use a variety of interactive tools designed to attract buyers and make it easy for them to preview your property. Here are some of our favourite technologies to sell your home:
- Professional still photos
- Floor plans, PDF and interactive
- 3-D whole home renderings
- 360 virtual tours, videos, and fly-throughs
- Aerial photos and videos
Luxury real estate
If your sales representative deems the value of your home to be above a certain threshold, it maybe be posted on the website Luxury Real Estate. This site features a collection of distinctive and rare properties for the discerning buyer – and attracts a true worldwide audience for your home.
Are you a DSIY seller?
If you like to take the lead in the selling process, then you might be a ‘do some of it yourself’ or DSIY home seller. Let your REALTOR® know if you would like to help prepare and market your home.
- Home staging
- Your best yard photos
- Views of sunsets, sunrises, and everything in between
- Must-have mentions for the MLS® description
- Promoting your listing in your social media
Selling your home is a serious business but it can also be a fun project. We welcome your participation to list and sell your home on Vancouver Island.
Frequently asked questions
Upfront answers to questions about selling your Oak Bay home with Pemberton Holmes
We look out for your best interests
REALTORS® provide comprehensiveness in a real estate transaction. All REALTORS® are fiduciaries and must work to protect the public by adhering to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice. In short, we are required by law to act in your best interests at all times.
Pemberton Holmes sales representatives receive support and guidance from our legal department to ensure contracts are drafted to the highest standard of care in the industry. To ensure your sale is successful, we manage the closing process by monitoring progress and facilitating changes.
We begin with a personal appointment
A licensed REALTOR® will perform an in-depth analysis to determine market value. We will develop a marketing plan that is specific to your needs and area. Professional-quality photography, floor plans, and video will make your MLS® listing stand out from the competition (ask your sales representative for details). A lockbox and lawn sign will be installed to make your property easier to find and show.
The cost of selling is different for every property
Your sales representative will explain selling costs in detail during a personal consultation. Sellers are responsible for their own legal fees and taxes, if applicable.
Price is set by supply and demand in the current market
There are two ways to establish a value for your home. The first is an appraisal and the other is a comparative market analysis. An appraisal is a snapshot of value in the market at that moment. In comparison, a comparative market analysis is a multi-disciplinary approach that takes into account changing demand, price trajectories, and potential equity enhancers such as a new school planned for the neighbourhood. Your sales representative will present a comprehensive study on market values and help you decide on an asking price.
Your sales representative will coordinate showings
A lockbox with an entrance key will provide easy access to REALTORS® who have a secure electronic key. After a showing, we’ll let you know what the buyer’s reaction was and if their sales representative received any feedback for you. Security and safety are the highest priority for us so if you have concerns, please let know. As an option, your sales representative will discuss open houses to determine if they’re right for marketing your home.
The buyer’s representative will draft the purchase offer
Your sales representative will review it with you, discuss the implications of the terms, and assist with decisions to reject, alter, or accept the offer. Your sales representative is trained in negotiating terms and conditions for real estate sales. In order to reduce risk, we will ensure the terms fully support your best interests in the transaction.
Your REALTOR® will manage the closing process for you
Your sales representative will continue working for you after the sale. We are here to support you by managing the transaction and assisting with the due diligence process. Financing, home inspections, and a second walk-through can affect the contract terms. Your sales representative will facilitate changes that might be needed and keep the sale process moving forward to completion. If you have questions after moving in, you are invited to contact your agent for friendly advice or just to say ‘hello’.