Karin Barlow


Real estate in Victoria was part of my upbringing, and has always been a part of my life.

“Thanks very much for making this daunting leap for me such a pleasant experience”
W.J. (Bill) Saltman

“Karin worked hard to find us the house we needed and was able to deal with the huge pressures we were under at the time. If we were to go out and buy and sell again I would most certainly seek her services again.”
Bruce McDiarmid
“She brings to her work a lifetime knowledge of the area and is very detail oriented, responsive, and professional. I highly recommend her.”
Tirza Lowensteyn
“Karin has helped me with three properties and each time she proved her thorough understanding of the market and brought an unmatched energy that helped to sell these properties.”
Pam Russell

Mark Shepard, Buyer’s Agent


I take care of the details and make buying a home easy.

The process of buying real estate is relatively complex and for this reason many buyers seek the help and professional expertise of a licensed real estate agent/brokerage. The goals are simple: Find the best property at the lowest price in the shortest amount of time.

With the proliferation of real estate websites such as there is no question that finding a potential property is easier than ever. It is after finding that perfect property that my real work starts. I love working for Buyers!


  • Contract Negotiation
  • City Hall Investigations
  • Title Investigation
  • Neighbourhood Plan Interpretation
  • Latent Defect Investigations
  • Zoning Investigation and Interpretation
  • Resolving Tenancy Issues
  • Construction Estimates
  • Risk Analysis

Some of the services utilize my network of professional associates including – lawyers, contractors, building inspectors, and mortgage brokers to name a few. As your agent I make sure we both understanding our rights and responsibilities. Fundamentals of the relationship will include

  • Undivided loyalty
  • Full disclosure
  • Confidentiality

As your Exclusive Buyers Agent I’ll ensure you are a priority client, one who I will focus my time and energy on.

“Thank you again – you are amazing at what you do!”

Wendy Balfour

Call Mark Shepard at 250.385.2033
email mark (at)

I love to bike!

I have been an avid cyclist since I moved to Victoria in 1980. Starting off as a mountain biker, I took up track cycling after being inspired by the 1998 World Cup and more recently have become a “roadie”. I can be seen riding at the crack of dawn with the Tripleshot Cycling Club or riding the trails at the CRD Hartland Mountain Bike Park . In 2012 I started ultracycling, and have completed several 200 and 300km distance events.

I hang my hat at Newport Realty, an amazing boutique real estate firm in Victoria BC. Newport is known Canada wide for its top notch management and professional sales team. The firm is often consulted by other brokerages regarding their cutting edge implementations and interpretations of the ever changing real estate landscape.


A love of the ocean is a continued theme in my life. In the 1980′s I worked as a commercial fisherman on first the East and then the West Coast, followed by a career with the Coast Guard and Department of Fisheries. I can often be seen with my family boat camping in the magnificent Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound, or on day trips to the Discovery Island Marine Park.


Over the past few years my family has spent many a day flying down the slopes at Mount Washington Alpine resort. The kids are amazing skiers. Last year we ventured to Whistler outside of Vancouver and Crystal Mountain in Northern Washington. It is a truly fantastic family activity that I hope to continue for years to come.