1956 - 1984 I was born on Vancouver Island in BC, Canada and moved to the United States with my family in the early 1960's. I am now a naturalized citizen of the US but keep strong ties to our friends, relatives, clients, and customers in Canada. My wife and partner Diane, our daughter Shelby, and I, call Blaine, Washington home. We live on the waterfront on Birch Point and enjoy beachcombing, travel, crabbing, and the wonderful pace of life here in this sublime corner of the Pacific Northwest.
I started my career in real estate in April of 1985 at Semiahmoo and feel as if I have been an integral part of the Semiahmoo development, marketing, sales, expansion, and continued success. Here is a short bio on my "Real Estate Life".
1985 - 1993 Resort Properties was the exclusive resort development brokerage for the Semiahmoo Company. I was the Associate Broker and Top Producer (#1 or #2 in sales) for many years in at Semiahmoo. As Associate Broker, I also served as a Branch Manager for a sales & information center the developer established at the Inn at Semiahmoo.
1993-1997 I led the Semiahmoo Team as President and Designated Broker as well served as a Marketing Manager for the developer and resort property owners. I successfully brought the developer exclusive brokerage to the area Multiple Listing Service to meet the needs of the developer and our emerging resale home service for Semiahmoo's owners.
In 1996, the Semiahmoo group won the Master Builders Association (MBA) - Major Achievement in Market Excellence (MAME AWARD) for: Master Planned Community of the Year (The Resort Semiahmoo), Black and White Ad (Palmer Jarvis Agency), Direct Mail Marketing Campaign (Palmer Jarvis Agency, Sales Office (Semiahmoo Sales Center), Condominium Model Unit (Markie Nelson Interior Design)
1998 - 2004 I formed my own "boutique" brokerage in nearby Birch Bay in January of 1998 - Semiahmoo Homes, Inc. Our group quickly became a major force and market leader in listings and sales in our area.
2004 - Present Day Our brokerage joined the Century 21 system in 2004 as Bay Properties and today represents the Gold Standard in Real Estate Services for our area. My office has won prestigious national production awards:
This year we're currently ranked in the Top 15 Century 21 Offices for our region: Alaska, Washington, Idaho, and Oregon, for sales production. I am also a member of the national Realtors organization, Northwest Multiple Listing Service, the Commercial Broker Association, accredited by Century 21 as a Fine Homes & Estates broker, as well as an accredited Century 21 Commercial broker.
I have a passion for Semiahmoo and our area. I've assisted, contributed, or been involved in literally hundreds of listings and sales of the real estate in and around Semiahmoo, the Northwest's favorite master planned community. With this exceptional experience and knowledge in the Semiahmoo community and the surrounding areas, I am THE BEST CHOICE in assisting you in your purchase or sale of Semiahmoo real estate.
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