Your Land Assembly Team



                                                                                                       


Michael Gibson has earned his reputation as a top selling Realtor®, through constant hard work, dedication to his clients, utilizing all the training he has received, and being honest and ethical in all his dealings. As a third generation Realtor, he has learned a strong work ethic and demands a high level of service from himself.



After twenty-five years in business, Michael’s expertise is undisputed, and recognizable in his consistent sales achievements. By staying current on the market, through the review of sales, pricing, and new listings, he is always a step ahead and ready to use his knowledge to better serve you. Having lived and worked in the Vancouver region for nearly three decades he has knowledge and a perspective of the area that gives him and his clients an advantage in the Real Estate market.


                         

                                                                                             

Geraldine Santiago is a licensed residential and commercial Realtor ® specializing in project marketing, and land acquisition. With over 16 years of experience in real estate, she is also a published author having penned three real estate reference books for Self-Counsel Press Ltd. namely, the "Complete Home Buyers Guide for Canadians","Selling Your Home in Canada", and "Buy and Sell a Recreational Property in Canada".  She has written many real estate articles on real estate trends and provides educational seminars on real estate throughout metro Vancouver. Her latest ebook, "How To Band With Neighbours in Land Assembly" is self-published.   



Santiago has been providing free seminars to the public to inform and educate buyers and sellers with current real estate trends that affect their decision to purchase and sell in today's current market.  You will find her and her team at public libraries, community centres throughout the lower mainland as well as her RE/MAX office to provide much needed information to consumers. 



As a recognized land assembly team, her duties include the following:


Due diligence: Geraldine performs the following tasks: verifying ownership, checking land title registry on liens, charges, easements, rights of ways, setbacks. From third party sources, she verifies and confirms zoning, land coordinates, total area of lot size (in square meters) depth and width, OCP and community plans, land use and confirming the property is not on the ALR. Geraldine reviews all active and inactive development projects in the neighbourhood, to determine land assembly viability, supply, and interest by developers. Geraldine also helps to identify possible land assembly prospects throughout metro Vancouver and outlaying areas. 


On-site property evaluation: Geraldine meets with homeowners and their neighbours, prepares detailed specs and printed material for all parties including all Real Estate Board compliance forms and documenttion, listing agreements, etc. 


Marketing: Assisting in compiling all data, confirming and verifying all information for marketing material, prepares developer's package to be shared with developers and interested prospects.


Throughout the land assembly project, Geraldine coordinates with clients, and their respective lawyer and or notary public, deposits, timelines, move out dates. Geraldine also helps sellers with their next purchase.






"How to Band Together with Neighbours in Land Assembly" has details on putting a land assembly together in your neighbourhood, for home owners wanting to maximize on their return on investment.  


  • How does my property qualify?
  • What do developers look for?
  • How much more will I get, as a land assembly?
  • We have a strata titled building, can we sell to a developer?
  • What are the timelines that we can expect?
  • How do we negotiate with the developer? 





Geraldine Santiago is a RE/MAX Realtor®  licensed in both residential and commercial real estate services, specializing in land assembly projects and land acquisition. She is a published author of three real estate reference books for Self-Counsel Press Ltd. namely the "Complete Home Buyer's Guide for Canadians", "Selling Your Home I Canada" and "Buy and Sell a Recreational Property in Canada" and her recently self-published ebook "How to Band Together with Neighbours in Land Assembly", 2018.   She is known for seminars on real estate trends in buying and selling in metro Vancouver.