Started as a Realtor in: Spring of 2010
Specialization: Vancouver West Side, but is happy to work all over the lower mainland. Working with single family homes is also an area of expertise.
One-piece of advice for your clients: Choose your realtor based on best personal fit, not necessarily on resume and credentials. Be clear on what you want and expect.
Why Sutton West Coast? Sutton West Coast is the #1 brokerage in the lower mainland with 20 offices. There is an extensive team working in tandem to deal with all aspects of a transaction.
Q & A
1. What differentiates you from the 11,000 licensed real estate agents in the Greater Vancouver area? The little things; I pride myself on personal, detailed-orientated service to clients, always going a step beyond.
2. What was your favorite success story? A young family was surprised with a new addition to their family and they were in immediate need of finding a bigger home. They were nervous and consumed with the changes going on with their life. It was a gratifying experience to guide them through the process of purchasing the home in which they would raise their new family.
3. Who has been your most interesting client? Helping a gentleman from Korea relocate to Vancouver. He did not speak English well. It was interesting to learn more about other cultures and customs and to communicate with someone who doesn’t speak the same language.
4. What inspired you to be a Realtor? My experience as a first-time homebuyer was nerve racking and I had a lot of questions and concerns. I didn’t feel like I was given the time and attention that I needed to feel comfortable with the process. I was young and felt undervalued as a client. I wanted to be a realtor that made the experience fun and exciting for that first time client and would deliver the same service weither they were purchasing a studio apartment or a 5 bedroom home.
PERSONAL SNAP SHOT
About: Sarah is a new mom to a baby girl born in late September. She lives in Kerrisdale with her husband, baby and dog. She loves her neighborhood and community and enjoys being involved with it. She enjoys the arts, music, and theatre and prides herself as a foodie and wine lover!
Likes (If you had more time, what would you do more of): Spending more time outside and being active; that always gets pushed aside when busy. The schedule always gets booked so fast that fitting more time with friends would be wonderful.
Loves (can’t live without): The love of food of wine, and of course, family!
To Sarah every client is different when it comes to what they want out of a Realtor, that’s why it’s important to listen well and understand a client’s needs. One of Sarah’s best features is her intuition. She has always had a talent in interpreting and identifying with people. She can work well with a variety of people and can anticipate their needs.
There are challenging aspects to the job, but Sarah thinks the challenges pale in comparison to what she loves most, which is helping to find the perfect house that her clients can will call their home.