Sidney’s Pemberton Holmes team has the local knowledge you need to find your perfect home.

Choosing a realtor? THIS is the one component you can’t do without

Get the insider’s guide to your new neighbourhood by ‘shopping local’

When buying a home, it’s often said that location should be one of your main considerations. When choosing a realtor, you can’t beat local knowledge.

It’s not only a matter of knowing the best neighbourhoods, and where the schools and bus routes are. It’s also a deep understanding of the people and places – the thing that makes a community unique.

And that’s exactly what the realtors at Pemberton Holmes’ Sidney office share with their clients every day.

“The Peninsula has so much to offer – market gardens, horseback riding, wineries, quaint boutiques, art galleries, cinema and live theatre, summer markets and outdoor concerts, and a choice of formal, casual, ethnic or bistro dining,” reflects realtor Inez Louden, a Saanich Peninsula resident for 30 years.

“This is such a unique place to live, surrounded by agricultural land and close to the airport and ferries – a small-town atmosphere with friendly people. There is no other place I would rather live than here!”

That ‘inside information’ is exactly what you’d expect from one of the Capital Region’s oldest local, independent, family-owned companies.

Realtor Harry Fowler has lived on the Peninsula for more than 30 years. A soccer coach for 11 years, Fowler is also passionate about the community’s rural atmosphere.

“I love the local farms, and people are always friendly out here – it’s the country air,” he reflects.

And pointing to the numerous quality restaurants with diverse food offerings, “what’s not to like about Sidney? “

For realtor Ann Watley, who has called the area home for 20 years, the people are what she enjoys most about living on the Penisula.

“We can still rely on great community support when putting on charitable events, we can still go and get our veggies or flowers at local stands that use an ‘honour box’ to pay for our items,” Watley says.

“We have beaches, great rec centres, the cycling path at the airport, we really are blessed to call the Peninsula home.”

Born and raised in Victoria, Maureen Vincent casts more of a “newcomer’s eye” to the Peninsula than some of her fellow realtors, having moved here in 2012 to support husband and chef Ron when they created Sea Glass Waterfront Grill, in Van Isle Marina. After 21 years in banking, she can’t think of a better place to build her real estate career! “It’s the best move I ever made…now it’s my pleasure to assist you to make your best move!”

Put Pemberton Holmes’ local knowledge to work for you in your Saanich Peninsula home search – visit them on Beacon Avenue in Sidney or online at

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