Hi, I'm Loralee!

     I help people buy and sell country 
homes in our beautiful Cowichan 
Valley on Vancouver Island

"Hi, I'm 
Peggy Burton!

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

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

"Hi, I'm  Peggy Burton!

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

Hi, I'm 

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

I help people 
buy & sell Country Homes
 in our beautiful Cowichan Valley
on Vancouver Island using my
 Good Life Selling System

Welcome, I’m so glad you’re here!

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 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?
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!

Discover the good life!

The Cowichan Valley is located towards the southern end of Vancouver Island from Yellow Point to Bamberton. Nestled in a Mediterranean climate zone, the Valley has some of the highest average temperatures and the longest growing season in Canada. It's easy to see why this area is so desirable for those looking for a new home. 

The valley is covered in vineyards, rolling pastures, rocky mountain vistas, fertile farmland and expansive coastline with some of the warmest waters north of California.

Whether you want to spend your days relaxing with a stroll through quaint, seaside towns and artisan shops, tasting the local wines and ciders or being active playing a round of golf, swimming in pristine lakes and deep river pools, hiking trails through old growth trees or exploring the endless coastline, the Cowichan Valley can turn your lsland Lifestyle dreams into reality. It really is The Good Life!

A Fun Video Tour Of My Favourite Spots In 
the Cowichan Valley

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.

Featured Property Listing in Ladysmith

Featured Property

21-100 Gifford Rd., Ladysmith, BC

Stunning ocean views, 1547sf, top floor, 2 decks, in suite laundry, garage, well run complex, easy walk to town and the beach...this condo in The Lookout has it all!! Watch boats sail past and whales swimming from your kitchen and living room, perfect for hosting gatherings, curling up by the gas fireplace or keeping cool with the heat pump. This spacious home has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, including a primary with ensuite and walk in closet, large 2nd bedroom, additional 4 piece bathroom, and don’t miss the trendy little mezzanine/ office space above the stairs. Lots of storage available with separate storage locker and a single car garage. Catch the sunrise on the east facing deck overlooking the ocean and the sunset on the west facing deck. Pets, rentals and all ages allowed (see bylaws), and if you're looking for a forever retirement home, other top floor units have successfully installed lift chairs.

The Lookout is a desirable place to call home, you will love it here!


Another Great Property in Cowichan

621 Oakwood Rd., Ladysmith, BC

Check out this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with a 1 bedroom suite, in a family friendly neighbourhood close to town, schools and endless outdoor recreation opportunities. Inside you’ll find a large entrance area with access to the garage, 3 bedrooms upstairs including a huge primary bedroom and ensuite, bright kitchen with a sliding door to a sunny back deck and living room with vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace. The lower level has a beautifully updated suite with a separate entrance and its own laundry. The low maintenance yard is fenced with a newer patio space perfect for enjoying time with friends and family over the summer 

If you’re looking for a move in ready home with a suite, this could be it! 


Featured Property - Rare Industrial Warehouse

14 - 1156 Rocky Creek Rd., Ladysmith, BC

Opportunity knocks! Don't miss your chance to own a 1428 sf warehouse in a small strata development perfectly situated just off the highway in an area of Ladysmith slated for continued growth and development. Large, open warehouse space with 14' roller door, optional heavy duty shelving, bathroom and a mezzanine with an office and additional storage. This is an affordable option for a small business, plus no lease and industrial zoning offers flexibility on timeline and use.

Purchase of a 2nd similar warehouse unit possible and/or there is a condo currently for sale in this development for live/work option - mls 961011!

All measurements approximate and should be verified if deemed important.


Featured Property - Home with a View

519 Davis Rd., Ladysmith, BC

Views, Views, Views! As you step into this 4 bed, plus den, 3 bath, main level entry home, you’re greeted by stunning ocean and mountain views! An open-concept layout seamlessly integrates the kitchen, dining and living areas, creating a perfect space for hosting gatherings or enjoying a cozy night as you soak in the scenery. The main level also features 9’ ceilings, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, and a large deck, offering a perfect spot to savour your morning coffee or unwind with a glass of wine. Downstairs has a huge bedroom, den, living room, 4 piece bathroom and tons of storage. There is also a kitchenette, which makes converting this space into a self-contained suite for guests or rental income an easy potential. The landscaped yard is designed for privacy and is the perfect size to enjoy some gardening and sunshine without a lot of work.

Don't miss the opportunity to make this exceptional property your own and experience coastal living at its finest, schedule a viewing today!


Featured Property - Family Home

970 Colonia Dr., Ladysmith, BC

Welcome to the ideal family home on a private lot backing onto parkland! This main level entry, 5 bed, 4 bath home offers an abundance of space spread over 3 levels. Stepping inside you will notice the craftsmanship that makes this home special, from the custom designed kitchen with granite countertops to the spacious bedrooms, the layout of this home has been thoughtfully designed for comfort and enjoyment. Additional features such as Brazilian hardwood floors, abundant storage, RV parking, and a new heat pump further enhance the appeal of this remarkable property. Create cherished memories with family and friends in your outdoor oasis, complete with a refreshing pool and expansive deck, perfect for summer gatherings. The walk-out basement leads to a private backyard with access to parks and trails, offering a sense of peace and privacy that's truly priceless.

Contact me today to schedule a viewing and take the first step towards living the lifestyle you've always dreamed of.


Featured Property - cute condo

203 - 156 Government St., Duncan, BC

Searching for an affordable investment? Thinking about downsizing? Check out this centrally located 600sf condo with newer flooring and paint in a friendly, 55+ building! You can enjoy the historic shops in Duncan, coffee shops, groceries stores, pubs, and farmers market right outside your front door. A great tenant paying current market rent and a healthy contingency fund also makes this a fantastic investment opportunity. There's a nice mountain view from the balcony, storage space in the unit as well as a storage locker. Pets allowed with restrictions. A great little package!


Featured Property - Fabulous Home

1170 Spruston Rd., Nanaimo, BC

Set on 2 acres halfway up a south ridge in old west coast forest, this is a perfect blend of privacy and comfort. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is welcoming with oak and quarry tile floors, wood windows and doors and vaulted ceilings. Special attention was paid to craftmanship and detailing. All views give seamless connection to the natural beauty and patios, decks and layout are lovely for entertaining. A classic Godin stove gives economical winter warmth, the heat pump summer cooling.

Upstairs an airy primary bedroom and 2nd spacious bedroom offer serene flexible space for crafts, yoga or retreat. The main floor is level entry, the bedroom perfect for family, guests or office. It offers the option of single floor living. Downstairs there is a cozy den, foyer/laundry and separate entrance to a spacious workshop. This house has been cherished and meticulously maintained. It is a world apart with wilderness trails nearby and minutes away from ferries, town centres and the airport. A good place to call home..


Featured Property Listing in Ladysmith

Featured Property - forest oasis

Lot B Ebadora Lane, Malahat, BC

5 acres with no building scheme! Ready to build with house plans available or put a mobile or upcycled house on the property for an affordable acreage home (with CVRD approval). There is a 2021 tiny home and multiple other cleared and serviced sites amongst the trees. All the prep work is done including a double septic system, 15gpm well with filtration system and cistern, 400 amps of power, driveways in place, drainage installed, and a 40’ sea can for storage. Take advantage of the hundreds of thousands of dollars and over a year of planning and work that have gone into this property. Vendor financing a potential option for qualified buyers. Easy highway access, down the street from the Villa Eyrie luxury resort & spa, 5 min to Spectacle Lake, 10 min to the ocean and 30 min to Victoria. Please do not walk the property without a confirmed appointment.


What Clients Are Saying

Working with her is like getting advice from a friend who happens to be an expert.

"Loralee made us feel like we were her only clients. Working with her is like getting advice from a friend who happens to be an expert. She is super knowledgeable, genuine, responsive, and professional. We're very happy in our new home and have already recommended her to others. Thanks Loralee!"
-Rachel, James and Carver
"My husband and I met Loralee when we decided to make the move to Vancouver Island. Our house criteria were quite specific, and we had a set budget. Loralee took us on a few video house tours, she was very knowledgeable and honest in her feedback on the showings. She did not try to upsell us into houses outside our budget, and she did not pressure us to make a decision in order to get a sale. Happy to say we found the home we were meant to have, and Loralee will be the one we call if the time comes to move again."
-David & Pat Legg, Duncan BC
"Loralee is the most amazing realtor. Our experience with selling our homes was seamless. Loralee is respectful of all your needs around listing and showing your home and arranging dates and times to match exactly what your needs are. She is thorough and Loyal to her clients, making sure every detail is taken care of. I highly recommend this woman of integrity for all of your Real Estate needs. In a market as fast-paced as it is today, you need a realtor that will keep up the momentum to keep you on top of the real estate race. Best Realtor on Vancouver Island."
-Wendy Littlejohn
"Loralee was very patient and thorough, helping us to understand what we were searching for in a home. We initially had specific ideas of what we wanted, and she patiently pointed out the pros and cons of all the properties that we looked at. She was excellent at providing information regarding what areas of a property could be improved, to increase value in the future as well as pointing out those potential hazards that may cost a lot in the future. 
She was excellent in explaining the potential of each property we looked at. Once we realized that we were looking for something different than we had initially thought, Loralee was able to show us those types of properties and she was extremely responsive and available to answer questions and find out any supplemental information for us. 
She was also extremely knowledgeable about the areas we were looking in, with regards to shopping, schools, hiking trails etc. Loralee was able to make, what is a quite stressful process, pretty enjoyable and we looked forward to meeting up with her seeing what properties she would show us next. Also from the moment we found our new home to getting the keys, she constantly kept us informed of what was happening and the expected timeline. In the end, from making an offer to getting the keys happened in a really short time. Loralee was a consummate professional, friendly and enthusiastic, and we cannot recommend her highly enough."
-Colleen and Steve Thompson
"At the time of purchase, we were still in Alberta and, with the Covid situation, did not want to travel. Loralee did a video tour of the home while under construction and gave us feedback on all the questions we had at the time. She continued to work with us in a very professional manner throughout the purchase process. She kept us informed while the construction of the home was being completed and was present during the walk-through when we took possession of the home. In conclusion, We found Loralee to be extremely professional, organized, sensitive to our concerns and diligent in regard to finding out answers to any questions we might have. We highly recommend Loralee as a realtor and would use her services again if we were to go through this process again."
-K. Heywood
"Well, to say Loralee went above and beyond is an understatement. We felt like we were her one and only exclusive client with the 'personalized' service we received. The little 'extras' like calling or messaging us with words of encouragement and support. You simply do not find that level of service anymore. We feel very lucky to have Loralee Burns as our realtor and would recommend her enthusiastically and  unequivocally to anyone looking for professional, personalized service."
-Alex Adamson
"I'd give Loralee 20 stars if I could. I worked with Loralee a few times over 3 years. She is so patient, treats you with respect and kindness and is never pushy. She strikes the balance between professionalism and down-to-earth, compassionate human being. We got a great price in the sale of our home too. Very happy working with Loralee.  I have worked with many realtors, but Loralee is truly the best."
-Christine Baisch
"Loralee is a "one-of-a-kind" real estate agent and the best experience in a home purchase!  In August, we travelled to BC to search for an agent who had extensive knowledge of the buying process, regional geography, attentive to details, honest and caring so we could trust to handle our purchase out of province. When we met with Loralee, she ticked all the boxes. We could "trust" Loralee to act with our best interests at heart, and she never pressured us. In September, she found us our dream home the day it came on market, and we purchased it the same day. Loralee went above and beyond from acting as our eyes to providing extensive details of the property and its location. She demonstrated diligence and her expertise in the industry while all the time communicating to us. We just moved into our dream home and couldn't be happier with Loralee's guidance and the positive experience working with her. Thank you for your outstanding service!"
-Susan Power/Phil Ridyard

Is It Time 
to Move?

I'd Love to Learn About Your 
Real Estate Dreams & Goals 
and Show You How You Will Benefit From My  Insight & Experience 
in the Cowichan Valley
 Real Estate Market!

Is It Time to Move?

I'd Love to Learn About Your 
Real Estate Dreams and Goals 
and Show You How You Will Benefit 
From My Insight and Experience in the 
Cowichan Valley Real Estate Market!

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Selling your home is no easy undertaking. It takes a huge amount of time and energy, it disrupts your family's lifestyle and routines, it takes you way outside of your comfort zone, and for it to make sense, there are 

What To Do When Your Home Isn’t Selling.

Everything is subject to change. Some change is good, and some is beyond our control. The real estate market is one of those things. So what do you do when your home isn’t selling? How do you position yourself and get the result

Should You Buy Now Or Wait?

So many buyers I talk to right now are feeling this massive uncertainty about what to do, and the questions I hear most often are: Should we wait to buy? 
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More Testimonials

"Loralee Burns was the one bright spot in our transition from the mainland to Vancouver Island. She is professional yet casual, efficient yet calm. Even when she was preoccupied, she was able to pull in favours from her network of colleagues to help us out. Wish there were more like Loralee out there!"
-Ian McInnis
"First class service from Loralee.  She kept us up-to-date with all the latest information, and when the perfect house came along, provided us with professional advice and her expert opinion, which allowed us to secure the deal with a well-planned offer.  We will definitely use Loralee again and highly recommend her services."
-R & S Moore
"I highly recommend Loralee! I found her to be responsive and highly motivated to ensure my real estate purchase and getting settled in my new home was the smoothest it could be from start to finish. Thank you so much, Loralee!"
-Bonnie Kurtis
"My husband and I stopped in at an open house that Loralee was hosting.  Immediately we felt a great rapport with her and loved the fact that she was not pushy or the least bit aggressive.  Loralee was informative and patient with us. From the moment we put in an offer until the deal closed, she was there to answer all of our questions and walk us through the process. We love working with Loralee and highly recommend her services!"
-Darcie Guarderas
"We had an excellent experience working with Loralee with the sale of our condo. Super easy to work with, gave us good advice, always looked after our best interests and was always responsive to our questions and needs. We would highly recommend Loralee."
-Angela & Steve West
"Loralee treated me like I was a client buying a multimillion-dollar home when I was actually looking for the cheapest condo on the market.   She was incredibly responsive and helped me stay on track until we found the perfect place. I am super grateful for all the time and work she dedicated to my search.  I have worked with many realtors, and hands down, Loralee is the best!"
-RJiJi Pyles
"The experience was very professional, yet it felt like we were dealing with someone we've known for a long time.  Loralee was always there for us, answering questions and looking up information even before we had signed on with her, which told us she was not just in it for the money.  The way reality is right now, you have to be right on the ball or else you lose out, and Loralee was right there getting us in to see places.  Now that the move is all over, we still feel like we have made a good friend in Loralee."
-Fred Pedersen
"I found Loralee online from Costa Rica as we started to plan our move to Nanaimo. She shared her experiences abroad, and after we met, I was happy to hear of her previous experience as a social worker, we have that in common. Loralee was always attentive and really listened to what I was looking for in a home. She seemed genuinely happy for us when we found the right place. She is patient and very helpful. Thanks, Loralee!!!"
-Lana Garner

Cowichan Valley on the Map

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