When I became a real estate trading services licensee and moved back to my home town to hang my shingle at Coast Realty at the age of twenty-four, I did not realize the life-altering implications it could have. Now looking back nearly seven years, two kids, two homes and almost 200 transactions later as an Associate Broker with Royal LePage Powell River, I don’t think I ever could have imagined doing anything else, anywhere else.
Selling real estate in Powell River has become as crucial to my identity as the nose on my face or hair (what’s left of it) on my head, and in so doing, I feel I have become synonymous with selling Powell River, one piece at a time.
Mid-way through my young career and at the persistent urging of an old friend and mentor - a Scottish immigrant and career real estate broker in Interior BC – I decided to tackle the Broker’s Business Planning and Financial Management Licensing course through UBC’s Sauder School of Business. It was then that I realized that selling real estate is not a job or even a career, it is a business with the truest entrepreneurial roots, as well as a valuable role in one’s community as you daily shape the very ground of a municipality or regional district by helping people sell or acquire their biggest investments: real estate. In the written part of the course I had to develop an in depth business plan for a fictional brokerage, only, instead of making up a fake company, I simply looked at my own market place, and asked myself, “what I could do to take my business to the next level?”
The answer was easy: do more for your clients than any competitor.
From that day on I put that plan in to action, enlisting the services of a professional photographer, home stager, floor-plan designer and videographer for every one of my listings, from single family detached homes, to condos, mobiles, modulars, townhouses, and duplexes. Since then my listings have on average sold quicker and closer to asking price, and my business has grown exponentially on the strength of the frequent recommendations of happy clients. Hardly a day goes by that someone doesn’t greet me with my own moniker, “Sell or Buy, I’m your Guy!” And every time they do it only reaffirms the importance of my role as REALTOR® in this beautiful town.
Now, in 2016, my team has grown to include a full time marketer and admin, and the acquisition of the Matterport 3D Imaging System; the greatest innovation in real estate sales, unique to my real estate business. It is the crown jewel of my vast suite of marketing tools, and an amazing resource for home owners, as it creates an immersive 3D image and floor plan for your home, which greatly helps our large contingent of out of market buyers see the many selling features.
I am proud to offer (at no extra cost) the most technologically advanced and broadest array of resources, because I take pride in knowing that I’ve gone above and beyond to help you get the best offer for your home. And while preparing a home for market is a passion of mine, I am always excited to hand over the keys to the perfect new personal residence, vacation or investment property to happy buyers.
Born and raised in Powell River, no-one knows this town quite like a local. I'm passionate about Powell River and the Sunshine Coast.
MATTERPORT 3D SHOWCASE
Matterport is a revolutionary technology that creates a 3D walkthrough of your home, allowing prospective buyers to virtually walk through the space.
VIDEO HOME TOURS
Buyers demand video in order to make an educated purchasing decision. Every one of my listings gets a custom crafted video tour to present your home in its best light.
From first meeting to final contract signing, I aim to provide the highest level of professionalism, communication and service in every transaction.
ABOUT ROYAL LEPAGE
Since 1913, Royal LePage has been helping Canadians buy and sell their homes and supporting communities.
To us, real estate is as much a passion as it is a business. That’s why we have continually led the industry in offering high quality real estate services. When our founder A. E. LePage founded the company he was a pioneer whose innovation and belief in customer service transformed real estate in Canada. It is this spirit that has inspired many industry firsts, from offering virtual tours to launching a website. A. E. LePage was also a founding member of the Toronto Real Estate Board, and the company has always set the highest quality standards in the industry.
Because of the critical role our agents play in our success, we always strive to provide them with the latest tools and technologies. We offer them strong support with timely information and market data they need plus state-of-the-art marketing tools, professional development and in-person training. This way, you can feel confident that any agent bearing the Royal LePage name will stand for expertise and service you can count on. With over 16,000 agents in more than 600 locations from coast-to-coast, no matter whether you live in a big city or in the country, you’ll find a Royal LePage agent ready and equipped to help you.
Not only is Royal LePage dedicated to our agents and clients, we also care deeply about the communities in which our agents live and work. We are the only real estate company with its own branded charity; The Shelter Foundation dedicated to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention and education programs across Canada.
Helping You Is What We Do is something that we live and breathe at every level. It’s as true today as it was 100 years ago. And we’re proud to say this philosophy will continue to drive us forward in the years and decades to come.