Shirley Norton (VancouverCharacterHomes.Com) is a small, innovative, knowledge-driven niche market approach to real estate with the simple focus on one thing: the successful purchase or sale of your character home.

In a service industry like Real Estate specialized knowledge and experience is key in getting the maximum value for your character purchase and return on your heritage property sale.

The homes you find here or you are wishing to sell may be older than the internet, but with 90 percent of home buyers searching online during their home buying process, it is as important as ever to apply new internet-centric techniques to the buying and selling of older homes. (National Association of REALTORS®, 2011)

I welcome the opportunity to prove it to you by working with me.


As a proud and deeply involved Vancouverite living in the region most of her life, Shirley Norton is passionate about real estate in Vancouver, BC. She is highly regarded as an expert in Vancouver area real estate having represented both local and international clients for over 24 years. Co-founding VancouverCharacterHomes.com is a testament to her passion for Vancouver’s character home real estate market.

Heritage properties are not her only passion. Her love for people is evident in her approach to real estate. An approach rooted in client satisfaction that is unsurpassed in the industry.

Favourite feature(s) in a character homes:Anything from the Spanish colonial revival style of home from stucco walls to tiled roofs.