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I have been a resident of the Parksville area for 11 years and come from a family with a strong Real Estate background. With a degree in Design and years operating my own Marketing, Graphic Design and Website Development business I can help promote your property to the highest quality standards. With also owning Island Times Magazine I can offer clients extra value added marketing services including advertising in Island Times Magazine as part of working with me. My education in Real Estate combined with the Marketing experience provides clients with an outstanding value whether they are looking to sell their home or looking for a new dream home. I pride myself on exceptional customer service and I would be happy to offer a free consultation on how I can help you.
Please feel free to contact me regarding any of your Real Estate needs.
Mark has spent the majority of his life on beautiful Vancouver Island so he has a keen understanding of the reasons people move here and a good knowledge of the Oceanside area. Mark pursues adventure around a busy schedule through hiking and scuba diving!
Mark’s greatest passion in life is his family and he cherishes time spent with his children and sharing his love of the outdoors! His children re the reason he embodies the enthusiasm of the “young at heart” and he brings that enthusiasm to his next greatest passion, his real estate career.
If you’re thinking of a move, Mark is friendly, personable and offers a diligent dedication to serving his clients. We welcome Mark as part of the Pemberton Holmes team and wish him every success!
Having been licensed since 1990, I’ve enjoyed selling Residential New Home Construction and Resale Homes, Condominium Apartments and Townhouses for over 20 years. My Real Estate knowledge is continually being upgraded with the latest computer skills and has included specialized courses concerning Buyer Representation and Family Relocations so that I may continue serving my client’s needs and desires most effectively, today and tomorrow.
Serving my Buyers and Sellers with the experience and practical knowledge I’ve learned as a licensed Realtor is my top priority. I enjoy working with seniors and I take the time to listen to every individual need and desire while providing specific information relevant to their Real Estate decision and financial opportunities. Whether your move is a local one or from another Province, I’m here to help, with the experience and information you could be wanting for your next Real Estate transaction. I look forward to every enquiry and meeting with you soon.
Grover Foreman, “Your Guide to Oceanside” is proud to be a representative licensee for Pemberton Holmes, the oldest and largest independent real estate company on Vancouver Island, and established in 1887, the oldest real estate company in North America. Pemberton Holmes is steeped in traditional values of community involvement, preservation, and conservation and still owned by the same founding family for over 130 years.
Grover has resided on Vancouver Island since 1972, with most of that time in the Oceanside district. Grover, a native of Virginia attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and later the Chicago school of Watchmaking. His experience as owner manager of Shores Jewellers and later Foreman’s Gems and Jewellery gave him a devotion and commitment to unparalleled customer service.
Grover’s hobbies include restoring antique American railroad pocket watches and playing guitar and bass. Over the years he has played with several Oceanside music groups.
Grover is knowledgeable, honest, and dedicated. He has a sincere desire to serve his clients best interests when buying or selling real estate. He would be pleased to serve your family and become “Your Guide to Oceanside”.
Rick has an extensive background in marketing, having owned and operated a successful business in Alberta. If you’re thinking of making a move, you will appreciate Rick’s diligence and his dedication to customer service. He personifies our mandate at Pemberton Holmes with his positive attitude, uncompromising ethics and a commitment to industry knowledge.
A sense of humour is mandatory at the Parksville office and Rick brings a surplus of it. If you hear loud laughter coming from the French Creek Marina, Rick is “on board” at our Pemberton Holmes office. We’re not sure who let him on Vancouver Island but we’re glad he landed here!
Amy epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work and creative service in every detail of your transaction.
Amy specializes in New Construction and Luxury Real Estate and prides herself with aiding her clients to successful real estate transactions and making it an unforgettable experience for all. Amy has a long record of successfully guiding local, national and multi-national clients with all their real estate needs. An Island resident since birth, Amy enthusiastically helps her clients find the “perfect location to call home”
Clients choose to work with Amy for her full-service, ethics, experience, and expertise. Amy has consistently shown the ability to satisfy clients in the buying and selling of their homes. Her strong base of loyal repeat customers is the reason Amy has been so successful for over ten years in this incredibly busy real estate market.
When Amy is not diligently assisting clients, who soon become lifelong friends, she is usually enjoying time with her beautiful family, traveling or delving into health and wellness and coaching her daughter’s basketball team. Amy’s other passion tops the Richter scale when she shares with people how to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and has a deep passion for Hot Yoga and meditation.
Amy’s love for sport and constant learning took her from the rugby fields to Ice hockey, kickboxing and basketball once again.
28 years residential construction plus 14 years as a Realtor equal thousands of satisfied Clients. This was accomplished by showing a true passion for my Clients needs and concerns and dealing with them professionally, honestly, ethically and good old fashioned hard work.
I deal in real estate but my real business is PEOPLE.
Alana has a long history putting her clients first.
She spent 16 years in the financial sector, helping families achieve their financial goals, before she began her career with Pemberton Holmes. Alana realizes, the single largest and most important investment most families make, is their investment in real estate.
She has been called a fierce negotiator, a calming voice, a caring friend, with the ability to cut though the noise, to see what matters most. Alana will tell you “like it is”.
She is passionate about helping her clients make great decisions, helping them find the perfect home, investment or vacation property.
Alex is a true entrepreneur and simply a genuinely terrific person! He traveled with his young family all the way from Ontario where he first got his start in real estate at the young age of 22, investing in rental properties. Renovating, managing and growing a successful portfolio has given Alexander extensive knowledge and experience in the Real Estate industry. Alongside real estate, he has also owned and operated a very successful business that has propelled his business and customer service skills to an exceptional level.
Alexander is enthusiastic about life on the Island and is excited about applying all of his skills to helping people with all their real estate needs!
I have been an area resident for most of my life and a real estate professional since 1994; helping lots of people find the right home in the right area at the right price. As our communities here cater to families and seniors, the activities for both are endless! Just make sure that when you purchase your home you have room for company, everyone loves to come to Parksville.
This is a wonderful place to live. When I moved here with my family in 1969, the phone book had three pages dedicated to Parksville numbers and it was a one street light town. I attended junior and senior High School here. My husband and I have two great daughters. We did moms and tots, pre-school, elementary, middle and high schools here. Our children are very lucky to have such great sports, dance and recreation programs.
Through the years we have been curlers and bowlers, my husband has played in many ball leagues. Fishing and camping are so easy – you can go back and forth to work from the campground when the weather is too nice to come home. Before becoming a real estate professional I worked for local politician and chartered accountant, Anton Kruyt. My husband is an electrician, and has also spent 30 years with the volunteer fire department, having served as deputy chief for 12 of those years. Our roots in this community run very deep. A big part of my community contributions involve working with the SPCA and regularly sponsoring ads for animals that need homes.
As a result I’ve become well known as “the pet lovers realtor”.
I invite you to find out more about Parksville real estate and our island lifestyle. After all, Parksville real estate is some of the most desirable in North America. Contact me today! I’d love to show you and your family why I believe you’ll enjoy living here as much as everyone else does.
My background gave me a unique skill set as I am mother to seven children. Having four teenagers in the house at one time is perhaps the best training there is in negotiating, diplomatic problem solving, multi-tasking, and communications. When the time came for me to find a career other than homemaking, I had my choice of directions to go and I chose real estate because the fit was perfect.
A move to Parksville in 1999 allowed me to pursue a diploma in Finance at Malaspina University College – now Vancouver Island University- and come into the local real estate community with an administrative position in 2003 where I learned from the proverbial, and appropriate, “ground up”.
I have had the unique opportunity of being in this business on both Canadian coasts as my family took a year in Nova Scotia in 2005, where I was licensed as an agent before returning to BC and acquiring my license here.
I am informed and enthusiastic about this part of Vancouver Island after 16 years here and am pleased to be able to assist other people who are lucky enough to be able make their homes here as well.
When is a Real Estate Agent more than a person to purchase or list your home through? When she is Sandy Macrae!
Sandy was born and raised on Vancouver Island and is accomplished real estate agent with PEMBERTON HOLMES Parksville. She offers extensive knowledge of both rural and residential properties on the Island and a background in accounting complements her attention to detail.
Sandy’s commitment to her clients consistently goes “above and beyond”, and as a member of Pemberton Holmes team in Parksville, she truly demonstrates the company’s mandate of honesty, integrity, knowledge and service.
At the office, we enjoy her infectious laughter and easygoing nature. Her clients appreciate her high-energy nature and fearless attitude in this busy marketplace. Sandy attributes those same qualities to having 13 grandchildren!
Call Sandy for friendly and professional real estate advice at 250-228-4126.
Lisa is a perfect fit for the Real Estate industry. She has been a Realtor for the past 12 years. Retiring early, after 33 years in both the personal and commercial banking industry, Lisa brings a long list of experience, life skills and expertise to the table especially when it comes to customer service, management, organizational and negotiation skills. Coming from a military family, Lisa understands how change can affect yours and your family’s life. She is registered with the country’s largest relocation services.
Being from a Military family and moving around a lot in Canada, once her family settled on Vancouver Island, she never left this beautiful island. Having lived in several communities on the island, Lisa is well versed in many areas. Lisa loves what she does…loves working with people…loves matching people’s needs and wants to their perfect new home or business.
Lisa has received many customer service awards and has taken specialty courses such as Certified Real Estate Relocation Specialist, Certified Negotiation Expert and Seniors Real Estate Specialist. With excellent listening and customer service skills, along with an insight to what bankers are looking for, Lisa can be a great asset to assist you with all of your Real Estate needs…
Jason is an upbeat, positive person, that can always find a silver lining in any situation. He moved to Parksville in 2016, so that he and his family could enjoy the island life. Moving from the lower mainland, he has a great understanding of the many reasons people are looking to move to a fantastic place like Oceanside.
Jason brings a different approach to helping clients with buying and selling their homes. As a real estate investor of over ten years, Jason understands that a house can be a home, but it’s also one of the most expensive investments you can make. In order to make sure your investment is a good one, he knows it is of utmost importance to understand demographics, local economy, causes of market fluctuations, and a host of other external influences on housing prices.
Jason also has a healthy amount of knowledge about construction, rehab, and renovations. He has done everything from simple flooring and paint renovations, to full gut rehabilitations. With this knowledge, he has gained an eye for seeing possibilities in houses, that others miss. Moving a wall, or adding a bathroom might be easier than you think, and could turn a plain house, into the house of your dreams.
Jason wanted to become a Realtor because he knows, when you’re passionate about something, you do your best work. Renovations, knowing markets and finding great deals are the things that he’s passionate about. Why not use his passion and knowledge to help other people find a home?
For 20 years, beginning in Victoria, Terry held his Licence acting with honesty and integrity, representing residential buyers and sellers. Terry also exclusively worked with one of Victoria’s top Developers as his Personal Assistant and Office Manager, involved with all aspects of aquisitions, zoning, project management, marketinc, construction etc. Terry also worked with Complete Asset Management as a Commercial Realtor with a large portfolio of clients. Terry owned his own construction company and has experience selling construction materials and equipment.
In 1998 Terry moved back to Parksville/Qualicum Beach where he was born and raised and his family roots date back approximately 110 years. He has two beautiful children, his Son Teja and Daughter Kyle; and Colette – The Love of his life.
You may remember Terry as the founding member of the Beach Fest Sandcastle competition or from his 4 years as a member of the Advisory Planning Commission here in Parksville. While in Victoria, Terry sat on the Canada Day Fireworks Committee.
He was a winner in 2009 for the Valley Idol Song Competition. In 2015 Terry wrote the theme song and soundtrack for a CCTV ( Central China Television ) Documentary and also played a large role in the film.
Terry is the Lead Singer and Rhythm Guitarist for a band called Time, a tribute to Pink Floyd ( timerocks.ca ) selling out theatres such as Port Theatre in Nanaimo.
Terry brings the same passion and dedication to his Real Estate Business and Clients as he does to his volunteer work or musical interests.
Anne Sperling is truly exemplary of the mandate of Pemberton Holmes, demonstrating uncompromising integrity and a commitment to customer service and industry knowledge. We are so pleased to welcome Anne to the Pemberton Holmes Parksville office where we appreciate her wonderful, bubbly personality; anyone who knows her, knows she embodies the enthusiasm of the very “young-at-heart” and a contagious zest for life! Anne genuinely enjoys helping other people and her clients are fortunate to have her “on their side” as she is hard-working, detail-oriented and diligent in her efforts to ensure successful results for both buyers and sellers. Anne has been a resident of Vancouver Island for 37 years and a successful real estate agent for 22 years. The majority of her real estate work is done in the Central Island area, particularly Parksville and Qualicum Beach, and Anne is also known as the “Lasqueti Island Specialist” due to her immense knowledge and expertise of this small piece of paradise just a short ferry ride from the Oceanside area.
About four years ago we made a decision to move from Toronto to Parksville/Qualicum Beach, a stunningly beautiful seaside community. That decision has proved to be one of the best moves of my life!
It’s all about lifestyle and when you choose Parksville/Qualicum Beach you are virtually living the dream.
Imagine the mildest climate in Canada, large sandy beaches that stretch for miles, massive old growth forests and endless outdoor activities like year round golf. If you enjoy wildlife you will see eagles, seals, sea lions and potentially spot a whale or two swimming and playing up and down the Georgia Straight, how could you not love it!
I’m extremely proud that my son Tyson and my daughter Ivy can now peruse their passions with a sense of purpose, we are living the dream lifestyle…
If you’ve been thinking about a life on Vancouver Island I encourage you to take action now, if not now then when? Are you going to continue to live in default? Or would you rather begin to live a lifestyle by design?
With over two decades of experience in serving people like you and families like yours I’m qualified to take your order.
I would love, absolutely adore hearing you describe in detail your dream location and lifestyle you desire.
Bev became a Licensed Realtor in 2003; working first with RE/MAX of Nanaimo before moving to the Oceanside area; thereby ‘expanding her reach’ in Real Estate to the full Central Island area.
Arriving in Nanaimo in 1993 from the Prairie provinces; Bev has immensely enjoyed the wonders of Vancouver Island.
Riding the trails along the Englishman River on her horses is one of Bev’s favorite pastimes.
Introducing clients to this Island paradise is another activity in which Bev takes great pleasure.
Assisting buyers in finding the ‘perfect home or property’ is always a rewarding experience.
Bev’s local and business knowledge, exceptional negotiating skills and above all; her extremely high level of integrity and her ‘genuine caring’ for her clients make every experience one the clients feel has ‘exceeded their expectations’.
Give Bev a call and you will find out for yourself!
With over 20 years of experience, both as a Realtor and Owner/Manager of my own independent real estate office in Alberta, I am excited to be participating in the Vancouver Island real estate industry. As much as I enjoyed the years I spent in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, my love of the water thrives here on Vancouver Island. I am so proud to be representing Pemberton Holmes Ltd., the largest independent real estate office on Vancouver Island and the oldest real estate company in North America. What do I love about this company? I am fascinated by the company’s history, but more so, I am proud to be associated with a company that truly represents the age old profession of real estate with dignity, honesty and integrity; values that have stood the test of time.
I look forward to working with current and new members of the Oceanside Community, introducing you to the great team of hardworking and enthusiastic real estate agents I work with, and helping to make your move a great one! I promise you will be provided with the utmost in service. Especially with ever-increasing technological advances, I feel strongly that personal customer service is still the key to a mutually rewarding REALTOR®-client relationship and long-term business success.
Areas of Expertise
Over my real estate career, I have worked in many marketplaces, from the “boom” to the “bust; they both provide their own challenges to homebuyers and sellers. Whether you’re looking for, or considering the sale of, a new home, condominium property, “home away from home” or vacation home rental, I will be happy to assist you in making your best personal decision.
Beginning with an education in social work, I feel I have continued on in a “helping” profession. Following fifteen successful years as a REALTOR® and having achieved REALTOR® of the Year nominee for two consecutive years, I attained my broker’s license and opened my own office in 2000. Eventually I was overseeing the operation and management of 35 realtors. I have also been involved in volunteer community work for most of my adult life, working in many different organizations, and I continue to be involved with local not-for-profit organizations here on Vancouver Island.