For the last two years, I have been the #1 Individual Agent in my office. That is saying a lot as I am in the company of many amazing colleagues. As much as I hate to toot my own horn, it means that I sell a lot of properties and help a lot of people achieve their real estate goals.
I'm passionate about a few things:
But I'm even more passionate about helping my clients find the home that is right for them.
Whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned Seller, I will guide you through the process with my advice and knowledge, while also listening to what is important to you. You should always love where you live!
WHERE I LIVE
Before we had kids, my husband and I lived in a condo in Kits, which we adored. After our first son was born, our one bedroom and den condo suddenly became too small (sound familiar?!) so we bought a house near Commercial Drive in East Vancouver. In 2018, we took it down to the studs and built an addition. So I have A LOT of experience with renovations and city permits that I'm happy to share with you!
If you live in the area and have kids, you've probably seen me cheering on my Little League Lakers baseball team at Trout Lake. If you live in the area and don't have kids, you've probably seen me shopping at City Avenue Market, walking around Trout Lake, sipping a coffee at The Prado cafe or enjoying a chocolate chip zucchini muffin at JJ Bean.
WHICH NEIGHBORHOODS DO I SPECIALIZE IN?
I work in all areas of Vancouver (including outside of Vancouver proper like North Van, Burnaby and Port Moody). I specialize in East Van because it's my 'hood and I know the schools, parks, restaurants, community centres and amenities like the back of my hand.
A portion of every one of my sales go to the Children's Miracle Network as well as Backpack Buddies.
The children's hospitals supported by the Children's Miracle Network provide comfort, treatment and hope to millions of sick kids each year. In Vancouver, our donations go directly to the BC Children’s Hospital and last year, our RE/MAX office raised more than $24,105.
Backpack Buddies is a unique program that addresses a very real need in Vancouver that most of us don't think about. There are many kids that attend inner city schools that rely on lunch programs throughout the school week. When the weekend rolls around, many of these kids will remain hungry until they return to school on Monday. Backpack Buddies provides a backpack filled with food for these kids to take home, because hunger doesn't take the weekend off.
In 2002, I was a part of Joints in Motion, raising over $4,000 for the Arthritis Society of Canada and running my first marathon in Honolulu. In 2003 & 2005, I joined Team in Training, raising over $10,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.
I also volunteer every year with the Vancouver Heritage Foundation and the Vancouver International Wine Festival (formerly the Playhouse International Wine Festival). I love heritage houses and wine!
HOW TO CONTACT ME
It's easy. Call me directly at 604.396.4433 or send me an email at email@example.com.
"People are usually the happiest at home." - William Shakespeare
STYLED - STAGED - SOLD!
Betty with Happy Homes Staging is my secret ingredient when it comes to showcasing your home the right way.
Whether it's a declutter, style and shoot, partial stage or a full stage, Betty knows just how to make every room in your home shine. This will make your photos really stand out and more importantly create the best first impression for every potential buyer who walks through the door.
Most buyers form an opinion about a home within the first 7-10 seconds of arriving. It is estimated that only 10% of home buyers can visualize the potential of a home. That means 90% are not going to be able to look past dirt, clutter, and imperfections. It is critical that your home makes a strong first impression and staging will help you do just that. We love to work with your existing furnishings but recreate your space to look bigger brighter and polished to appeal to the most potential buyers with maximum return!