'Stephen has an effective team that works around him, so that every time we had a concern or needed something, no matter what other deals he had going, we were helped immediately' Dr. Pite
Stephen Foster | Real Estate Adviser
Stephen is a residential Real Estate Agent with a boutique brokerage in Victoria specializing in urban residential real estate in Victoria, BC and the surrounding areas as well as rural & recreational properties in the Gulf Islands.
Stephen draws on his past experience as a professional performer in Broadway shows across North America with Andrew Lloyd Webber productions. He has worked in film and television producing live product launches and events for large corporations.
He embraced online marketing long before it was a trend: showcasing waterfront homes via his self produced “HGTV” styled YouTube Channel.
With the growth of internet marketing and the power of social media, Stephen’s online presence continues to be ahead of the curve, pushing the envelope of online marketing by using Google and Search Engine Optimization blogging strategies, with the sole purpose of getting his clients homes in front of as many people around the globe as possible. Live Facebook feeds as well as customized audience ads reach a wider demographic than conventional advertising.
Stephen’s motto continues to reflect this business model: “You have to be seen to be sold.” This marketing process has resulted in unprecedented success for his clients.
Stephen is a multiple MLS® Gold Award winner as well as being recognized for exceptional sales achievements and excellence .
LIcensed assistant & operations manager
Melissa is a licensed Realtor working with Stephen Foster Property Group at Coldwell Banker Oceanside Realty as a Licensed Assistant and Operations Manager.
Melissa is originally from Ontario and has been a licensed Realtor since 2001. She specializes in both urban and rural residential real estate. She is a second generation Realtor and grew up in the business with her father who previously had a 35 year career as a Real Estate Broker who owned and operated his own brokerage. Her extended family members work in Property Management, Construction and Mortgage Finance, so she has been well versed in many aspects of real estate throughout her career.
Melissa moved to Vancouver Island for its gorgeous landscape, mild climate and quieter pace of life. She enjoys the island lifestyle which allows her to camp, hike and swim in the most picturesque settings with her family. Melissa is thrilled to be a part of the team at Stephen Foster Property Group!
We would love to work with you!
As your Buyer's Representative, we can make the process of house hunting much easier and more efficient than if you did it all yourself. We can help you get financing, guide you to local neighborhoods, help you determine your budget, and prioritize a list of essential features that you need in your next home. We'll save you valuable time by finding the properties that best suit your requirements, and will show you only the most promising ones.
Once you've found a place that catches your eye, we'll look at comparable properties in the area to help determine a purchase offer. Then we'll negotiate on your behalf with the seller to make sure you get the most favorable terms.
It's our job to look after your best interests, and we will do so at no cost to you as a buyer.
If you're ready to start house hunting, you can search real estate listings now. You can also refer to our Buyer's Guide for helpful tools and buying advice. To start working with an agent right away, please contact us.
Selling a house on your own can be an overwhelming task. There's advertising to plan and budget for, open houses and private showings to arrange, purchase offers to negotiate, contract contingencies to worry about, and complicated paperwork to fill out. Make it easy on yourself by putting your home in the hands of seasoned professionals. We have extensive experience marketing properties and showing them to their best advantage.
First, we'll perform a comparable market analysis to determine the most appropriate price for your home. Then we'll provide home staging advice and suggest landscaping changes that will help draw buyers in. We'll advertise your home through a variety of methods, including local publications and online MLS listings. We may even showcase your home as part of our site's Featured Listings.
When it comes to negotiating a purchase offer, we'll make sure that you get the best price the market will allow. We'll help you understand contract contingencies and details of the closing process, in addition to handling all the paperwork for you. Essentially, we're here to represent you throughout the entire selling process, and to make sure that your real estate transaction is a positive and profitable experience.