My real estate career began in the fall of 1977 in Winnipeg, MB. Born and raised there, I saw this industry as a great opportunity to learn about the business of real estate. From residential construction and appraisal to sales and marketing, it offered so much diversity and challenge for the right individual. Early on in my career, I realized that a background in psychology, real estate law, accounting and the art of communication would also be of great benefit to my profession. Marketing skills play a huge part in the success of a realtor's business. A strong background and love of photography has allowed me to incorporate this skill into my personal marketing plan, by offering a unique presentation of each home that is listed for sale.
In the spring of 1991, after 14 years in the real estate industry, I left Winnipeg to continue my career on beautiful Vancouver Island. I will always have fond memories of my years in Winnipeg. It is still one of the best cities in Canada.
Today, my family and I reside in an Victoria, BC. This city has a population of approximately 350,000 including 13 municipalities. It is a diverse area made up of both rural and urban neighborhoods. There are oceanfront and lakefront properties, farms and acreages as well as a variety of single family and strata housing neighborhoods.
Having two children of our own, has also allowed us to meet many other families as well. Most of my business revolves around the needs of families and the changes that occur over time. And from over thirty years of helping people move, I have seen the circle of life truly evolve in the lives of many families across this country.
Looking back, I have had the privilege of working with some great real estate professionals at a time when the valued principles of business still widely existed. A handshake meant something to one another. The simple courtesy’s of please and thank you mattered back then and there was more respect shown towards each other.
So, although the manner of how business is conducted has changed, there are still those individuals who practice theirs with a high degree of integrity, honesty and professionalism. I am proud to say that I am one of them. It has, and always will be, an honor to have played an important part in people's lives with respect to their real estate needs.
Although most of my business today is by referral, I always welcome the opportunity to meet with new clients. With that in mind, I hope that I can be of service to you and your family in the future.