Buying and selling real estate can be an intimidating and stressful task. My life and work experiences have given me the tools to guide you through the process with a calm, pressure free approach with an added bit of humour. My ability to solve issues before they develop (as well as ones that pop up unexpectedly along the way) by thinking outside the box is one of the core reasons for my success.
My work life started in restaurants, then came a few years running automotive repair shops, finally spending 23 years in the forest industry up and down the coast in remote camps. The last 19 years were spent helicopter logging for Helifor Canada as a rigger, then camp foreman running the logging operations and camp facility. The move from forest industry to real estate may not have an obvious connection but when you look deeper, both careers involve solving problems and dealing with people.
I grew up in a real estate family so I had some understanding of the business before I jumped in, but it was the opportunity to take over my family’s business and clientele that made the move logical. My step-father Hans Op De Beek and his wife Poppy Steele were top producers for years and in the business for 32 and 22 years respectfully. Their knowledge, systems, training, mentoring and respect in the industry and community gave me the base I needed to build my own successful business. As a measure of that success, I have been in the Top 10 Realtors in my office of 50 realtors every year for the last 6 years.
There are several causes that I participate or contribute to:
- Royal LePage Shelter Foundation - A portion of every deal goes to help support the prevention and protection of women and children from violence and abuse. The contribution goes directly to the Anne Elmore Society here in Campbell River.
- Big Red Bike for the Heart and Stroke Foundation - Every year I raise funds and ride in the local event.
- Movember Canada - I grow a terrible moustache every November to help raise money to bring awareness of men's physical and mental health issues.
- Royal LePage Advance Realty Campbell River Salmon Derby - Our committee brought the derby back from years gone by and raised over $44,000 to equally benefit the Shelter Foundation and Campbell River Salmon Foundation.
What spare time I have left I spend with my boys who are busy teenagers. I spent lots of time outside, riding motorcycles in the spring and summer, playing in the woods in the fall, and skiing in the winter.
Awards I've Won
Nominated for Campbell River 2017 Business of the Year (1-5 Employees).
Royal LePage Diamond Award 2016.
Royal LePage Director's Platinum Award 2015.
Royal LePage Director's Platinum Award 2014.
Royal LePage President's Gold Award 2013.
Royal LePage Director's Platinum Award 2012.
Royal LePage Advance Realty Rookie of the Year 2011.
Buying a home?
Your satisfaction is my top priority! I will take the time to listen to your needs and desires and help you find your dream home.
Selling your home?
Selling your home for the most money the market will support as quickly and painless as possible is my goal. My online and offline marketing programs give me an edge to make this possible.