Welcome to Salt Spring!
Salt Spring Island is the largest of the southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia, nestled between the mainland and Vancouver Island. Known for its eclectic and vibrant artisan community, it has a population of around 10,600, which doubles in the summer months. The island’s 185 square km landscape includes steep, rocky bluffs, sandy beaches, dense rain forests, idyllic orchards and vineyards, majestic mountains, and pristine lakes. It is breathtaking.
The climate is mild and the vibe is relaxed. Salt Spring offers a hospital, cinema, pool, several schools (including a high school), amazing bakeries and restaurants, spas, yoga and fitness centres, art, drama and dance classes, open-mic battles, fiddle camps, golf courses, hiking trails, incredible boating, and the famous Saturday market. There is something for everyone! Taste our island's farm-fresh cheeses, jams and jellies. Purchase organic veggies from the produce stands. Discover deliciously scented soaps, beautiful pottery, paintings, jewelry and textiles, and dance to live music!
Salt Spring lifts your spirit and awakens all your senses. Real estate opportunities include acreages, farms, houses, condos, and waterfront homes.
"We know we were very demanding, not only looking for the right house to call home but also finding the perfect location for our business.
But Heidi went above and beyond for us.
She is very passionate, professional and super smart but the quality we admired most is her knowledge of, and her responsiveness to, the fast-moving market on Salt Spring Island.
Because of her commitment and full-time support, we would highly recommend Heidi, if you are searching for real estate or selling your property."
~ Joe and Andrea Sielias, Friendly Cedar Fencing
Buying property on Salt Spring Island is more than just purchasing real estate. You are deciding to become part of a community. My job is to help you find your place here. This will be the place you do business, make friends, send your kids to school, volunteer, work and play in. There are many smaller communities on the island and each has its own unique offerings, both geographically and philosophically. I can help you find your tribe.
I will sit and listen to you, and help narrow down your needs versus your wants, to understand what is truly important to you, both in terms of your new home, but also the community at large. I can help you visualize potential in properties and provide you with honest feedback. I’m passionate about matching people to the right property, and I truly care about making the experience a good one. One in which you feel in control, educated and listened to.
Likewise, selling your property on Salt Spring Island is a very personal experience. I understand that property here is a family home, a retreat where you came to find solace or land that you nurtured to grow food and animals. I will market your property this way so others will see the value in it, more than just the numbers.
Who is Heidi?
I have 11 years of experience as a REALTOR® in Vancouver, Bowen Island, and Salt Spring Island. I have owned a variety of properties, including strata, an older house, a brand new house, land, and commercial property.
I am married to David, and we have two wonderful children (ages 6 and 12), and a dog. After our family spent a year in Peru in 2017, where I studied pottery and Spanish, and worked at a home for abandoned children, we moved from Bowen Island to Salt Spring Island, where we are building our own house.read more
Step by step guidance
Buying and Selling real estate can seem like a daunting experience, and at times quite overwhelming. This is where my strength comes in. Let me hold your hand throughout the entire process, guiding you step by step. I can help you:
- Establish your search criteria or listing price
- Secure financing and get the most value for your money
- Keep you up to date on comparable properties and properties of interest
- Arrange and assess inspections
- Work with various layers of the government
- Deal with negotiations, contracts, and lawyers.