FRANK & WENDY BERKE – REALTORS
“EXPERIENCE REALLY DOES MATTER”
Victoria Market Report
“Choosing the right Real Estate agent is one of the most important decisions you will make. “
We bring a unique approach to each Real Estate transaction and interaction with clients. Offering a deep knowledge of real estate and the local and economic issues shaping Victoria and area. We also have international real estate experience adding to our wealth of knowledge and experience. The goal is to be the most dedicated and responsive realtors our clients have ever met.
A home is not a home because of its room dimensions or the color of the walls. It is about how you feel when you walk through the front door. And the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there. This is about more than real estate. It is about your life and your dreams. We utilize the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to exceed your expectations. More importantly, we listen and find solutions that are tailored to you.
As career professionals we pride ourselves in providing our clients the very highest level of service. You can rely on us to listen to your needs, ask the right questions, provide honest answers and always look out for your best interests.
2405 Bevan Ave.
Sidney, BC V8L 0C3
3795 Carey St.
Victoria BC V8Z 6T8
The supply of available properties is up over last year with prices remaining quite strong.
November, 2022 A total of 480 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this October, 35.6 per cent fewer than properties sold in October. Sales of condominiums were down 39 per cent from October 2021. Sales of single-family homes decreased 32.2 per cent from October 2021.
There’s been a slight increase in the month over month sales,” says Victoria Real Estate Board President Karen Dinnie-Smyth. October sales have shown an increase in activity and well-priced homes are receiving plenty of attention – some receiving multiple offers. Overpriced properties in this market, are sitting. If you are considering selling a property, it is important to get an up-to-date Market Analysis to insure your property is priced properly.
The Multiple Listing Service® Home Price Index benchmark value for a single family home in the Victoria Core in October 2021 was $1,216,900. The benchmark value for the same home in October 2022 increased by 10.2 per cent to $1,341,400 but was down 1.7 per cent from September’s value of $1,364,200. The MLS® HPI benchmark value for a condominium in the Victoria Core area in October 2021 was $524,500, while the benchmark value for the same condominium in October 2022 increased by 14.9 per cent to $602,700, down by 2.4 per cent from the September value of $617,400
October real-estate data shows the Victoria’s housing market may be nearing a price floor. Indications are that properties may be nearing a value and demand bottom, following several months of declines and a slow-down in home buying, according to the latest figures from the Victoria Real-Estate Board (VREB).
Of course rising mortgage rates have also contributed to the market slow down. This has especially impacted first time home buyers. Many of our collogues believe that the current market will likely continue to sail on without much fanfare into the spring buying season, provided interest rates stabilize and consumers gain confidence in mortgage offerings.
We are proud to present these featured Home Listings within the Victoria, BC Real Estate market. New property listings are added frequently, so please check back often.
“Frank and Wendy are the best agency I ever had. They look to find exactly what I want . And they did . I am very happy were I am . They’re really good people and generous . They go out of there way to please you.”
September 8, 2022
“Both Wendy and Frank were wonderful . So approachable and they went above and beyond my expectations. I was from another Province and needed to assist my parents to sell their home . Wendy and Frank were respectful to my elderly parents and ensured they got the best price for their home . I would highly recommended them for any future sellers or buyers. They came prepared and wowed my parents by their research and attention to detail .”
August 26, 2022
“Frank & Wendy Berke, help guide us through this process with expertise and confidence, I assume that for most people the selling or purchasing of a property is a stressful event at least for us it is, but that stress was mitigated greatly by the professionalism and knowledge of Frank & Wendy we could not be happier with the results of their efforts and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who asked.”
Liz & Bruce Russell
February 25, 2022
“Frank and Wendy provided ‘above and beyond’ service in a lengthy house search extending over a year. They proactively kept an eye out for new listings, were able to set up showings on short notice, and gave honest and practical advice regarding options. They often took the time to view a home in advance and provided us with accurate and informed perspectives. They also sent us live videos of the walk-throughs they did which we found very helpful. We strongly recommend Frank and Wendy.”
November 29, 2021
“Everything went very smoothly. It was a time when the market was hot and one had to be very quick to act.”
November 10, 2021
“We were unfamiliar with the Victoria/Sidney area and also were doing our house search from Alaska as we couldn’t travel during Covid. We had to rely heavily on Wendy and Franks knowledge and experience to guide us. Their knowledge, feedback and honesty was beyond helpful and accurate. They would go look at the listings for us made sure to point out all the things we couldn’t see and are not stated in listings. – traffic noise, busy roads, bad location etc – They kept us updated all the time with new listings and information, and we finally purchased in Sidney in July 2021 and they helped us negotiate a great price.”
November 2, 2021
“What a fantastic team:.. Wendy and Frank, went the extra mile for me in every way, offering professional advice, listened to all my requests, and helped me through the selling process start to finish. I would highly recommend them to help you sell or buy, they are the best!!”
November 1, 2021
“Wendy went above and beyond to help us find a place my Dad would love. She was extremely knowledgeable of the properties and neighbourhoods we looked at, very patient, and an amazing negotiator! Both her and Frank put in extra effort to contact the seller for forgotten items and even drove downtown to get us an extra key. I highly recommend both Wendy and Frank.”
October 9, 2021
“Frank and Wendy helped us buy a condo in Victoria remotely from Vancouver during a crazy sellers market, by scheduling viewings and taking videos for us of each place we were serious on. After a few offers on a few different places we were finally successful and able to buy a condo in a great location with a well run strata. Would use them again if we needed! Greg and Jess”
August 6, 2021
“Attentive to my needs, accommodating, easy going and great strategic thinker are qualities you want to have on your side in a real estate transaction and surely Frank offered it all and above. Recommended!”
May 12, 2021
“If you are looking for a realtor that will go above and beyond, exceeding your expectations, you will have found it with Wendy Berke. She is very knowledgeable, personable and extremely helpful. I have had Wendy as my realtor both as a buyer and most recently, as a seller. I must say both experiences were equally easy, stressfree and enjoyable. If you want a realtor that spends the time and works for you with your best interests in mind, I can’t recommend a more competent realtor. Anyone that is looking to purchase or sell property, I highly recommend giving Wendy Berke a call, you will not be disappointed.”
May 12, 2021
“Frank and Wendy were amazing, they went above and beyond on everything. Selling was super smooth and the kept us informed along the processes, answered all our questions, and advised us. Everything was clear as far as expectations, what was next, etc. They are super fast in responding, whether it’s email, text or call. If they were not going to be reachable at any time they would let us know. Overall communication was excellent which is very important in house buying and selling. Thank you! “
March 7, 2021
“Frank & Wendy did a fantastic job selling my parent’s house (estate sale). They were great at keeping me informed along the way and providing advice during the process. This was particularly important due to the COVID19 isolation restrictions and my not living locally. I had great confidence in their ability to handle the numerous showings and multiple offers that resulted from their efforts. I highly recommend them both. “
March 3, 2021
“Frank and Wendy were a great resource and very comfortable to work with. Frank’s negotiating skills resulted in a selling price well beyond my expectations.”
February 18, 2021
Frank responded promptly to any questions we had, communicating with the other realtor and getting back to us with useful answers in a very timely manner. He also had an extensive network and was able to give us several recommendations for professionals in the other fields related to our purchase. This meant that we received a truly “wrap around” experience, making our move to this area smooth and as stress-free as possible. Frank and Wendy are friendly as well as professional so helped us feel welcome to the area. Their prompt and courteous answers also made us feel like all our questions were considered important. We would recommend this team in a heart beat for any real estate related transactions.“
November 13, 2020
“Thank you to Frank and Wendy, your hard work and negotiating skills enabled us to find our home ! Moving from another province to an extremely tight real estate market in Victoria ;where homes sell immediately is difficult. Frank and Wendy showed us the different areas, over a weekend luckily we found one we wanted and deal made before we returned home. Highly recommended , this whole process has been efficient and their knowledge of the market and relocation is superb.”
November 6, 2020
“Frank provided us with outstanding service. He is professional, knowledgeable and informed and responded to phone calls and texts immediately.He listened to what we were looking for and sent us daily updates of possible suitable properties. He was fast to respond and and often arranged showings the same day we asked. When we found a suitable place he followed up with the documents etc in a timely manner so that the sale proceeded smoothly. “
November 5, 2020
We are quite happy to have Franke and Wendy as our agents. They are knowledgeable, professional and experienced in the estate area. We learned a lot from them which gave us confidence in them and trust them. We appreciate for their assistant effort for the sale of our property. They have been instrumental in helping us with getting the best offer. Thank you so much for everything you did for us.“
September 25, 2020
“Wendy was a great asset to the purchase of our property, she was extremely knowledgeable, helped us find a property that met all our needs and ensured we were looked after throughout the whole process. As first time home buyers Wendy was sure to keep us informed with everything that was going on, what to expect and how to proceed. We felt Wendy was always looking out for our best interests and wouldn’t hesitate for a second to recommend her to anyone looking for a wonderful realtor. “
May 29, 2020
“Frank and Wendy have been outstanding realtors for us, and all of our friends! We continue to refer them and all of our friends keep saying how great their experience was with them. They really take communication to another level! Which is key. They have great knowledge of all areas and really understand construction and issues that could arise with older properties. They offer a really customized, wonderful service, and it is definitely in your best interest to take advantage of their expertise! It is UNPARALLELED! “
May 27, 2020