TO BE SUCCESSFUL, I LEARNED FROM THE SUCCESSFUL.
In the Real Estate markets of the 1980’s, it was unheard of that a relative newcomer to the business, in an unfamiliar area, would come to work alongside the city’s top producers at such a young age.
I already knew that you have to get out and make things happen if you want success, and I did just that! By working alongside these top Agents, I learned a lot about marketing, negotiating, communicating and customer service. I gained valuable experience and built a solid reputation for hard work and savvy real estate dealings in my time with RE/MAX Ontario.
Not many Realtors have the experience of working in more than one place, and very rarely outside their home town, but my career has spanned work in several key Canadian markets.
With my background in Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver, the most important lessons I saw in action over those years were:
1) Experience MATTERS: Just putting in time does not generate experience.
2) Work Ethic MATTERS: If not willing to work HARD, it shows in results.
3) Ability MATTERS: Simply put, not everyone has the ability to actually succeed in real estate. That is one reason why there is so much turnover in the business.
Everyone THINKS they can succeed in real estate, but they soon find out that it’s more than just playing some golf and talking!
After training in Denver, Colorado and fulfilling licencing requirements, I founded RE/MAX Orchard Country in Summerland. I went to work to build a successful, community-oriented office with the same work ethic I had already used to build significant clientele in three major centers.
My knowledge of Real Estate combined with my local upbringing here has enabled me to do what I love, where I love to live! This has rounded out my vision for a positive lifestyle combination of family, faith and small town living in Summerland.
Having learned and succeeded at the craft (and art) of Real Estate over the years, in short, a seasoned pro with the experience and education to back it up!
My Okanagan experience combined with my earlier years as Realtor/Investor in some of Canada’s biggest centers has resulted in successful transactions across BC, Alberta and other parts of Canada.