VICTORIA – Owen Stacey’s actual property enterprise has been flying ever since launching his profession with Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island eight months in the past.
Maybe that’s not shocking, as previous to beginning his personal Private Actual Property Company he was within the aviation enterprise for the previous 25 years, as a Chief Pilot most not too long ago, flying massive plane world wide.
He hit the bottom operating, as he grew to become a High 10 producer in December, simply two months after beginning with the brokerage. He was in a position to serve long-time associates from Victoria and throughout North America seeking to buy actual property in Higher Victoria and is specializing in shoppers who have to downsize their dwelling house.
“We would like folks to downsize their dwelling house, not their way of life,” Stacey feedback, including he’s a full-service realtor. “We’ve got quite a lot of owners that want the fitting agent, who’ve expertise to work with them for transitioning from a big home after the household has moved on to college, into their place, or to a different space.
“I speak with shoppers each week which can be on this ‘holding sample’ that wish to promote their property, however have no idea the place to start out. They could have every kind of household trinkets they don’t know what to do with, and rooms that used to belong to their youngsters and are stuffed with recollections which can be not used, and we assist information them via the method.”
Strata properties are handy for downsizing shoppers – notably snowbirds – who can lock the door and depart for as much as six months and their items are cared for. Stacey addresses strata charges, which some see in a adverse further price, with a easy rationalization.
“Strata charges should not a nasty factor, actually, as a result of it’s one fixed-fee for providers you’re already paying for in a single household house. . .landscaping, warmth/sizzling water, restore, and so on.”
It was a mixture of private actual property investing plus struggles with the Covid pandemic, which satisfied Stacey to arrange within the occupation in Victoria.
“Covid was an enormous change for me, being in aviation, I had been flying non-public jets globally for years,” he explains. “When Covid hit, we had been tasked with bringing folks house to Canada and along with being a pilot – I used to be doing further logistics for flying duties, which was all consuming.
“For the final 25 years, my spouse and I’ve been investing in actual property, and once we had been in California and different locations, we had been at all times watching what was occurring within the North American markets,” he provides. “We’ve introduced that information again to Victoria, and we now have plenty of shoppers right here in addition to these within the U.S. that wish to purchase in Canada, together with pilots. We’ve got streamlined processes in place that basically make a distinction.”
Relationships are necessary to Stacey.
“It’s all about relationships and belief, and I get pleasure from sharing my experience with sellers and patrons. I’ve additionally renovated a variety of properties, so I’ve made quite a lot of connections with some glorious trades inside this market,” he notes.