About Loralee

(...and Family)


(...and Family)

I help Steinbach Residents Buy & Sell Real Estate 
Using My Proven PRIME Selling System."

The 'Official' About

My name is Loralee Burns and I help people buy and sell country property in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC.

Growing up on a small hobby farm in rural Maple Ridge, BC, I’ve always loved all the things a country lifestyle has to offer. And even though life has taken me to different places with many unique experiences … including living the caravan lifestyle with my family in New Zealand for a whole year … which, I’ll have to tell you about one day … there’s nothing like living on the island! 

It almost seems like people aren’t in as much of a hurry here and time passes just a little bit slower...

I remember purchasing my very first home when I was 20 - I worked as a server back then and managed to buy a little townhouse. I renovated it on my own, decorated it and made it all trendy … and I’ve loved real estate and interior design ever since. In fact, my husband and I have since bought, renovated, and sold multiple properties and I have learned a lot about when it's best to swing the hammer myself ... and when to hire a professional!

Having moved from country to country and city to city multiple times - with family and animals in tow - I got to test my 'we can handle anything’ skills that I had learned in my previous career as a social worker. I have learned a thing or two about the ins and outs of relocating personally and professionally and how to make the process as seamless as possible.

If you’re like most of my clients …you may have been thinking of moving to a more rural property for a while. Perhaps the idea of owning an acreage and finally having more room for the family and land for your horses or other furry friends or to grow your own food would be the ultimate dream!

Or maybe you’ve been living the country lifestyle for many years … and it’s time to trade in the John Deere for a golf cart or move to something with less work and maintenance? Maybe you're ready to downsize and travel more? you might have been thinking of moving to the island for a while. 

Whatever your lifestyle dreams and goals might be … I love what I get to do and have the right experience, connections, and skills to help you get from where you are to where you want to be.

Whenever you’re ready, let’s have a conversation and explore what moving would look like for you at this stage of your life … and how I can best serve you and make the moving process as positive and hassle-free as possible!

Welcome to The Good Life in Cowichan Valley!

And When I'm Not Out There, Selling Homes... I love spending time with my family ... and making memories together!

The Burns Family

A family photo of all 5 of us together! We do clean up pretty well when we are not renovating, hiking, swimming or ... at the barn. What do you think?

One of our Favourite hikes

A good halfway rest spot on one of our favourite hikes in Duncan. Isn't that view just absolutely spectacular? 

Many Hands...

Work first, play later is a family motto.  Who says your gloves need to fit?  

...Make Light Work

 And we enjoy working on various projects together.  Hammer time?  

Skiing and Skating On The Island

We all love to ski! Did you know that there is even a ski mountain here on the Island? It is only a two-hour drive north from the Cowichan Valley and ... it is definitely worth the trip! 

I also love to skate. In fact, I have been skating on and off since I was little. First, with speed skating ... and then playing hockey! 

The Island's 'Rainforest'

One of our favourite parts of living on the Island is the jungle-like rainforest and the never ending areas to explore and appreciate the wilderness. The kids love to climb, make forts and splash through the rivers. 

Our 1-Year Adventure In New Zealand

This was the day that we started our caravan adventure in New Zealand. The four of us lived in this 23' x 7' little home on wheels and travelled all over the country, finding one amazing spot after another, while homeschooling the kids. 

Hiking in New Zealand

We would literally open the map and pick the next spot that we wanted to visit! Living in a caravan helped us be motivated to get outside. We spent time outside almost every day swimming or hiking. 

We love doing renos

Dave and I are almost always renovating either our own house or one of our investment properties. I love the creative process of bringing a room's potential to life. If you ask my kids where I am (when Im not at work), they will probably say “painting something white”....
Our kids have always been involved in our renovations. Caidence’s favourite jobs are taking down walls and painting. Hannah is amazingly strong and great with angles and measuring. She can carry a sheet of plywood or drywall and lay or subfloor like a champ. Tristen has actual professional renovation skills. We are so lucky that he shares his framing and flooring skills and helps us with our projects!

The Raptor Centre

The Raptor Centre is a great place to visit and learn about all of the local birds. 

at Mt Breton Golf Course

If you watched our tour guide video on the website here ... you may have caught the fact that it was actually my first time playing golf with my husband. Judging by the look on his face I think I did manage to impress him! :)

Just like in golf...

When life throws you a challenge I believe that you have two options: You can either allow the challenge to become a stumbling block or use it as a stepping stone to your next level. 

a Fun Video Tour of My favourite spots In the Cowichan Valley

© 2022 - Current by Loralee Burns, 460 Realty, 102 - 626 1st Ave, Ladysmith, BC. All Rights Reserved. All information provided is deemed to be reliable but cannot be guaranteed. It is represented subject to errors, omissions, changes, or withdrawal without notice. MLS® property information is provided under copyright© by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board and Victoria Real Estate Board. Not intended to solicit properties currently listed for sale.