The View From Then To Here

The View From Then? Where has the time Gone?

I started my real estate career in 1989, before some of you were born! In my first summer as a Realtor on Mount Washington while putting up a For Sale sign a property owner came over to talk with me. 

Rick Gibson is a resident and has been a realtor on Mount Washington since 1989.
Rick Gibson is a resident and has been a realtor on Mount Washington since 1989.

I told him how I was going to commit myself to the Mount Washington Community and never let them down. I told him I was going to focus on mountain real estate and become a name that all could owners trust. He looked at me and said, “ You will be like the rest - once you are successful you will leave and forget about us”.

In the years following I grew my business both on Mount Washington and in the Comox Valley.  BUT, I never forgot those words spoken to me at the start of my career. 

I have ALWAYS taken the mountain market very seriously and very personally. 

Over the last 30 years I have got to know a lot of owners and introduced many families to the mountain community. I have also helped many families leave the mountain community, many with tears in their eyes when they sell their mountain home. 

Many buyers remember skiing Mount Washington as young children and now with kids of their own, they want their kids to have the same experience.

I am truly grateful to be able to be part of this community. My promise remains the same, I am here to assist you and your real estate needs, as I have proven, I am here in the good times and the bad times.

The View From Here...

Buyers think that it is a buyer’s market yet Sellers think it is a sellers market. What kind of market is it?  A sale is defined as when you have a buyer and seller agreeing on market price. Unfortunately right now, even though there are many sales occurring, buyers are waiting for prices to fall. Sellers on the other hand feel their prices are already low and are itching to raise them. 

What is the truth? The truth is inventory continues to fall and sales continue to occur. This simply means that demand will continue and prices will climb. 

I don’t need to discuss what has happened elsewhere in the Province, but high inventory has kept prices down here up until now. And this does not even take into consideration new resort owners, new vision and optimum snow conditions.