Benefits of a REALTOR®

August 1, 2016


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to read my Real Estate Blog.  I hope you find my articles both interesting and informative.

A little about me:

I have had the wonderful opportunity to grow up in Salmon Arm, and raise my family here as well.  This unique prospective allows me to offer personal knowledge of our local Real Estate market, our beautiful community and the surrounding Shuswap areas. 

On-going education is of great importance to me. While raising my two young boys, I went back to college and received my Bachelor of Arts Associates Degree in 2002 and in 2007 I completed my Real Estate Licensing Course from UBC. I place a high value on the importance of continuing education and strive to keep current in the Real Estate industry.

The Real Estate Report is my way of giving back to my community and sharing my knowledge, experience and insights in to Real Estate trends, tips to help you sell your home, and the 411 on what’s happening in Real Estate in the Columbia Shuswap!

This week I would like to share with you the benefits of working with a REALTOR®, and the REALTOR®, difference.

The REALTOR® Difference :

Not every licensed or registered broker or salesperson is a REALTOR®. To be a REALTOR®, the agent must be a member of The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). And to be a member of CREA, an agent is expected to be:

§  Committed to the REALTOR® Code: The code is the accepted standard of conduct for all real estate practitioners who are REALTORS®. It’s your guarantee of professional conduct and the quality service. Read more about the REALTOR® Code.

§  Knowledgeable about developments in real estate: A REALTOR® can get you the information needed to make an informed decision: comparable prices, neighborhood trends, housing market conditions and more.

§  Actively updating education: Through courses, workshops and other professional development, a REALTOR® maintains a high level of current knowledge about real estate.

§  Access: REALTORS® have access to Board MLS® Systems, which facilitate the cooperate sale of properties to benefit consumers.

Benefits of a REALTOR® :

Maybe you’re buying a home for the first time. Or maybe you’re selling to move onto another new adventure. Whether buying or selling, you’re involved in an intricate process requiring many specialists. One of these specialists should be a REALTOR® that you can trust.  Working by your side, I will ensure the transaction is completed competently and professionally.  This enables you to enjoy the experience, while I take care of the details with integrity and competence.

Whether you want to know more about purchasing in Salmon Arm / Shuswap area or if you are interested in a no obligation market evaluation, I invite you to contact me at 250-833-6708 or reach me by email at

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