About Sold On Chilliwack
Our purpose is to deliver the best real estate service available anywhere, through unfailing integrity, honesty, communication and dedication to each and every person who seeks our help, AND to have fun doing it! Assisting others to realize their dreams is the cornerstone of our business.
We offer our clients over 44 years of combined real estate sales experience; all in Chilliwack! We are also Chilliwack’s only Accredited Real Estate Stagers, offering these services free of charge to our clients! We are both inductees in the RE/MAX Hall of Fame.
I came to Chilliwack in 1972 when I was just 10 years old. I met my husband Steve in 1978, yes, my high school sweetheart, and we have been married for over 32 years now. We have one lovely daughter, who is now also married, making us grandparents in September of 2007 and again in March of 2010. Before becoming a Realtor in 1987, I worked in retail management and later, like Anita, I was an arts council administrator.
In addition to my real estate career, I enjoy cooking and entertaining, and we love good wine. Our real passion is boating the gorgeous BC coast which gives me plenty of inspiration as an amateur artist and painter. I try to stay somewhat fit by walking and hiking, and practising yoga and ballet.
I share Anita’s philosophy about giving back and have been a volunteer my whole adult life. I am a past President of the BC Real Estate Association an organization which amongst other activities lobbies governments for housing opportunities for all people and the protection of property owner’s interests. I am currently the past Chair of the Real Estate Foundation of BC. I also support the contributions that RE/MAX makes to the Children’s Miracle Network, donating a portion of every sale to BC Children’s Hospital. My husband Steve and I work in various roles within our church and are committed to supporting humanitarian outreach in the inner city as well as poor regions outside of Canada.
I moved to Chilliwack from Ontario 33 years ago with my husband Ian. We raised our awesome kids, two girls (now all grown up) and one son, who is currently in university in Victoria, here, and lived in both Chilliwack and Sardis over the years. We are also enthusiastic grandparents! In my life before real estate, I was in radio, the insurance business, and later, arts council administration. I have now been a Realtor for over 18 years and I love it!
What I like to do when I am not working is challenge myself to complete the daily New York Times crossword puzzle, hang out with my family, attend live theatre and music performances when I can, volunteer at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, walk on my treadmill and ride my bike, and very important, golf.
I have always believed that a community is not something you find on a map, but a collection of the contribution of it’s citizens and as such have always been a volunteer. Over the years, I have worked with Hobby Hill Preschool, Chilliwack Community Services, Sardis Flyers Speed Skaters, Chilliwack Arts Council, and as a zone captain for the Canadian Cancer Society. I also enjoy local politics, having served on a number of different municipal committees, and have worked behind the scenes on local political campaigns.