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CHRIS RYAN

PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION

Licensed since 2003, Chris has helped hundreds of clients relocate locally and internationally from condos to multi million dollar estates. His main focus is matching his clients lifestyles to their home, which he accomplishes by using his proprietary formula the “Lifestyle Home Profile”.  He was ranked the No. 1 Sales Agent in his RE/MAX office in 2016, was also named a Top-10 Individual for the local RE/MAX franchise in 2016, and has achieved the RE/MAX Platinum Club (2015) and Chairman’s Club (2016) Awards for annual sales.

Born and raised in British Columbia, Chris was voted one of the top Realtors® in the Vancouver Westender’s Best of the City for 2017. Not only is he one of the most recognized real estate agents in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland Area, he has also been featured on Oprah and Forbes.

As an internationally licensed agent — enabling him to market and sell properties worldwide — Chris manages a premiere team of Luxury Real Estate Agents and has affiliates located all across North America specializing in helping buyers and sellers find properties in the best neighbourhoods. He is also a Certified Global Marketing Agent, a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and a member of the Million Dollar Guild.

Chris’ unbeatable combination of integrity, competence, and a demonstrated ability to handle even the most complicated transactions with ease and grace is the reason why more than 90% of his business comes from referrals or repeat clients.

That list includes financial planners, lawyers, bankers, professional athletes, celebrities and executives. His network is also one of the largest in his field with a client base that includes buyers from every continent.

In 2015, he decided to join RE/MAX because of both its international recognition as the leading real estate organization and its commitment to the community. That firm belief in the importance of giving back also drives Chris’ passion to help others.

Chris got his first taste of philanthropy at nine years old when he raised more than $2,000 by selling chocolate bars at school to help preserve the Amazon Rainforest. As a teenager and into his 20s, Chris proudly sponsored a number of children through World Vision. Continuing his passion of helping others, he traveled to Haiti in 2012 with Compassion Canada and he helped sponsor the building of a Kenyan village in 2014 with the Unstoppable Foundation.

He is now become more deeply involved in giving back and is an ambassador for World Housing, an organization which provides homes to families living in slums in the developing world and fosters communities where families can thrive with safety, security and access to life-changing resources. In April 2017, Chris attended the gifting ceremony held in Cambodia and was able to see the impact World Housing had in the area and meet some of the families who were gifted homes. He is currently contributing and fundraising to help build more homes in other third world countries and reach his goal of housing 1 million people in his lifetime. In 2016, he was also the highest contributor to the Children’s Miracle Network in his RE/MAX office, giving a percentage of his income to the charity as well as the Fraser Valley Pediatrics Ward.

In addition to his professional and philanthropic accomplishments, Chris is also an author and speaker. His book “Passion Hunt”, which is set to release in 2018, teaches individuals to find their passion and monetize it.

In 2011, Chris was selected as one of the finalists in a nationwide search for a talented personality with a big dream to have their own TV show on Oprah’s OWN Network. His pitch was featured first on her preview reel and he was personally endorsed by Oprah himself. He is a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council and is frequently featured in Forbes articles.

All this is why Chris Ryan isn’t just another Realtor®. Whether it be his professional career or his philanthropy work, Chris’ life-long dedication and passion is to help people and give back in as many ways as he can.

JEFF SMITH 

ASSOCIATE REALTOR ®

Born and raised in British Columbia, Jeff has a unique advantage and extensive knowledge of the area after living in Vancouver for over 36 years. He also has deep roots with the community which he believes both his buyers and sellers benefit from.

Before Real Estate became his passion Jeff spent years travelling through Asia, Central and South America.  He called Venezuela his home for 4 years.  Learning different languages, cultures and building life long skills along the way.   Once returning to Canada, Jeff chose a path that led him to the railway and became a Locomotive Engineer.  He worked with Canadian Pacific for over 10 years before starting his new career in Real Estate.

“My clients are very important to me. I understand this will be the biggest investment to their future. I don’t take that lightly and will make sure I find them exactly what they want and need for the best price. When a client chooses me to list or help find their dream home, I will do everything in my power to go above and beyond their expecatations and make it as smooth and comfortable as possible. Real Estate is my dream job and I love helping people and will always give my clients my all. All my present and future clients can contact me personally at anytime. It would be my honour to meet with you and make your real estate goals happen.”

KARINA STRACHAN

ASSOCIATE REALTOR ®

A native Vancouverite and accomplished real estate professional with over 30 years of experience buying and selling, designing and building, renovating, staging and marketing real estate, Karina brings a unique perspective to every transaction. She creates relationships and experiences and provides the services, technology and techniques to appeal to today’s market. Her mission as a real estate professional is to evoke positive and profitable experiences with every person and property she touches. Committed to the highest level of integrity and service. she works with the best professionals in the industry and is licensed with the #1 RE/MAX group worldwide.

With an MA from UBC and as a Realtor working on the West Side, Karina completed her broker’s licence and was Director of Human Resources of a multi-unit real estate office before moving on to two decades of personal real estate and business development. With personal real estate transactions valued at over $35M in today’s market, and the building of several businesses from concept and branding to design and creation in both Vancouver and Quebec, she is adept at implementing innovative solutions and creating property lifestyle brands that stand out in the crowded market, online and in person.

Well versed in facilitation and collaboration, Karina has experience and certification in negotiations and works tirelessly to find new angle to help bring out the best outcome in any given situation, however challenging. She is delighted to be part of a strong team environment where each person is valued and fulfilled, and where as a group we outperform the individual.

Originally a Kits Point girl, Karina has been living and raising her family in West Vancouver for the last decade, and is firmly integrated into the community, having occupied a number of volunteer roles at Collingwood School, participated in several charity events, and as a member of Hollyburn Country Club. Outside of real estate, Karina is passionate about design (especially modern and mid-century), travel and experiences around discovering new cultures and foods, lifestyle inside and out and of course, her family, close and extended. She looks forward to sharing her passions and expertise with her clients, past, present and future!

 

CHELSEA ROSE

UNLICENSED ASSISTANT – MARKETING & CLIENT CARE SPECIALIST

The foundation of a successful Real Estate investment is an in-depth evaluation of our clients circumstances and home buying objectives. We are here to provide services that can be used for both investors and families in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

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