WHY REAL ESTATE & OTHER FAQ'S
I KNOW VANCOUVER & HAVE 17+ YEARS REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE WITH RE/MAX SELECT PROPERTIES
Why Real Estate?
I started at about 12 when my parents were too busy working & we needed to find a bigger house so I got the job of finding one. I've always been interested in houses but real estate is also about relationships.
Fortunately I've spent a lot of time in sales & marketing which is about figuring out what people need & want-good preparation for being a Realtor!
What's the part of real estate I like most, other than the people?
Negotiating. Why? To me, it's the challenge of creating common ground so that it's a win/win. 1 party wants to sell & the other wants to buy so it's finding that path to agreement.
What's a quality I use most in real estate?
I'm pretty calm. Real estate is stressful for Buyers & Sellers-who needs a stressed out Realtor?? Organization, preparation, & knowledge take a lot of the stress out of the process.
What's something I say to my clients most often?
You can only control what you can control so focus on that. ...and of course...I've got this!
Skills or training that I have found useful?
I completed the CTI professional coaching program in 2019 & find that training invaluable working with people.
What do I do to recharge-real estate can be stressful?
Regular escapes to a beach town in southern California with my husband & 2 rescue dogs, trail & beach walks in Pt Grey or Peleton when it's raining. Family & friends-always.
Giving back with time &/or money pays big dividends. It doesn't take a lot to make someone else's life better!
Here are some of the groups I support
- The Cinderella Project
- Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
- Dress for Success Vancouver
- Vancouver Shoebox Project Gift
- Summer camps for kids in need-Boys & Girls Club of Vancouver Camp Potlatch & Salvation Army's Camp Sunrise
- Helen Woodward Animal Center
- Thank Dog I'm Out Rescue Society
- Union Gospel Mission
- Covenant House Vancouver