A Tale of Two REALTORS®

A Tale of Two REALTORS® Whose Service Inspired a Third.

This is a true story about two hard working, ethical realtors and how they inspired me to leave my comfy music industry career, and start my own business in real estate.

It started at an open house in Kitsilano.

Shortly after moving to Vancouver, I met Dale Klemke at an open house in Kitsilano. He didn’t me ask me to sign in and he didn’t pressure me to work with him. He thoughtfully answered my questions and gave me his card when I asked for it. His friendly, laid back demeanor did more to win me over than any aggressive sales tactics could have, and a full six months later when I was ready to buy, I called him.

You can’t live in the ceilings, Mary. Continue reading

Warm Ideas for Winter in Vancouver

West Coast Winter 2016/2017

… has been a little much for me this year.

I took this photo at China Creek Park in Mount Pleasant yesterday. We’re not supposed to supposed to have enough snow to build a snow house!  It was beautiful for the holidays, but It’s February – time for cherry blossoms.

I thought I’d share a few ideas for coping with the rare cold and snow to get us through this last stretch. Continue reading

A Chance Meeting in Mount Pleasant

A Chance Meeting in Mount Pleasant

A neighbourhood with a view.

Walking home from Kingsgate Mall this morning, I was struck by the clear, wintery view of the city and of the mountains covered in snow. I often appreciate how wonderful it is to see the Vancouver cityscape from the streets of my neighbourhood. I don’t need to have this view from my house, because I see it every time I step out my door.

“Nice to meet you, Max.” Continue reading