CENTURY 21 Mountainview Realty Ltd.
- 1695 Columbia Avenue
Castlegar, BC V1N 1J1
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I have lived in the Slocan and Arrow Lakes area for most of my life. I understand the culture and am a strong advocate of this region. I have worked in real estate before and understand the needs of buyers and sellers. I am known for my personal and business integrity. I am a team player and a proficient mediator which makes me a valuable asset to both sellers and buyers. You can be assured that you will receive diligent, timely service from me. I care about you and your needs.
I will be working out of the Nakusp area for Century 21 Mountainview Real Estate based in Castlegar. You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Initially I was a stay at home mom, but upon moving to Nakusp, having my two children in school I undertook the volunteer position to start a Meals on Wheels program for our local seniors. After many volunteer hours and developing what is today the Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services I became it's first administrator and held that position for over 12 years.
From there I was co partner in Spectrum Domestic Services, a proprietorship that did painting, cleaning and janitorial work. This successful business was then incorporated under Spectrum Synergy Inc. providing home and family support as well as a commercial cleaning service. I am its sole shareholder. I now have an administrator handling this growing business. We contract to prople privately as well with several agencies including, ICBC, WorksafeBC, Public Trustee, Community Living BC, Blue Cross, Veterines Affairs and others.
I presently own and manufacture Pleasure Spa Soy Candles which I wholesale to retail outlets.
My experience as a business owner has well prepared me for my position as a realtor with Century21 Mountainview Realty. I have many contacts and find one of my life purposes is bringing people together. This well suits realty which brings buyers and sellers to satisfactory closings of their property transactions.
As well as my work related interests my passion is in healing. I am a Healing Pathway practitioner and have courses in Healing Touch International and Reiki. Other related courses in the healing modalities include: medical intuitive, working with energy both from an anatomical aspect and spiritual one, cranial sacral therapy, working with fears, meditation and numerous others.
I have lived in the West Kootenays most of my life. Home grown so to speak. My family moved to the Slocan Valley in 1904 and homesteaded on what is still the Kosiancic farm My dad had a sawmill which supported the family. He was an original selective logger, long before it was kosher. In his senior years he sold firewood from his land. It was always left like a park. I feel very fortunate to have had the childhood I had. It gave me a great work ethic and a quiet compassion for people less fortunate. I am very close to nature.
Time is always a problem when it comes to my personal interests. I do enjoy skiing (we have a great family hill here in Nakusp, the Summit Lake Ski Hill), quilting, painting (just getting started on acrylics.) and spending time with family and friends.
Travel is a must and I and hope to be able to experience the cultures in Africa, particularly Kenya, Australia/New Zealand, Italy, Spain, France and Great Britain. Russia also holds a fascination for me. I have often thought of doing volunteer work in some of these places as my healing touch experience could be used to great advantage.
I have been very involved in health related aspects of this community.
I was one of the people instrumental in building Halcyon House and was its board chair for many years. I sat on the Arrow Lakes Hospital Board and was a Lieutenant in the Girls Guides movement when my daughter was attending.
Over the years I have been connected to Mental Health, Youth programs, Civic programs.
Presently I am supporting the Community Development Program that is trying to get more industry established in this area. We very much need employment to bring young families to the area. As a realtor I have had many parents mention that they want to move to Nakusp to raise their children in this safe environment but are unable to as there is little employment.
I am a member of the Nakusp Chamber of Commerce.
Education has always been important to me. In Real Estate I attend most all the course provided by the BC Real Estate Association through UBC and the Sauder Institute. These courses include:
- Licensing course as a Realtor
- Keeping on Top of Changes
- Buyer's Agency
- Risk Management
- Ethics and the Realtor Code
- Realtors knowledge of Agency
- Insurance and Legal Updates
Over the years I have taken many courses in administration and running a business.
- Sign Language