In celebration of REIX’s 30th anniversary, we’re profiling some of the people behind the scenes so we can put faces to names and learn a little bit more about them (for instance, what they doing in 1991 and do they have a motto?)
What do you like most or find the most interesting about working for REIX?
Most definitely the culture and the team I work with. It feels like a family homestead with everyone working and sharing good days, bad days and everything else in between.
What is one thing you think makes a successful agent?
Someone who can connect and show empathy in any situation that arises.
What is your motto?
When I was young and somewhat wild, “getting lost is half the fun!” and now, being older, hopefully wiser, going through the ups and downs of life “tomorrow is a new day.”
If you could wave a magic wand and fix one thing in the industry, what would it be?
I am not so familiar with the inner workings of the industry to suggest an area that could be fix, I suppose centralizing education would be one. Having one main school of thought/training would be beneficial versus multiple sources.
What were you doing in 1991?
I was living my best life as a fourth grader in Vancouver. The ‘90s were a fun time with after school cartoons, street hockey and McDonald’s pizza. Those were the days.
What are the biggest changes you’ve seen in real estate and/or insurance over the past several years?
I would say the overheating/inflation of land values/housing costs in general has been the biggest change in my eyes. Understanding that over time values/costs increase due to market factors but seeing some of the substantial increases in some markets have really wowed me.
What is the best gift you’ve ever received?
A combination of unexpectedly meeting my future boss (wife) back in 2012 and the birth of my mini boss (daughter) in 2018. ????
What is something you enjoy doing that you think no one would expect from you?
I enjoy fine art in its many offerings, from classical music to art, museums, travel/history, etc. I also play the piano.
How do you spend your time when you’re not working for REIX?
Spending time with family with endless days of daydreaming about life.
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