I live in Vancouver with my husband. We have both travelled a great deal and lived in other world class cities, but Vancouver is home for us and we can truly say we are living the dream when we are in Vancouver! We enjoy the arts and music scenes in Vancouver and we love the outdoor activities such as biking and paddle boarding.
I have a Masters of Arts in English Literature and I am a former high school English teacher. I say former only because I don’t teach high school any more. But I am still a teacher as you can see by clicking on the Real Estate Classroom tab on my website. I had a successful, rewarding career as a teacher until a minor car accident, that made marking papers a painful endeavor, led to a major life change. I am so fortunate to be able to say I have had two stimulating and rewarding careers, first as a teacher and now as a Realtor. Real Estate always interested me and I had made it a bit of a hobby while I was teaching. I often tell people I got into real estate to help other people buy and sell properties because my husband was getting tired of me selling our homes! But the real reason I love my job is because I get to help people at significant times in their lives. Buying or selling a home can be a very emotional and stressful experience. I believe it is my job to minimize the stress my clients experience by making sure I anticipate their needs and give them all the information they need to make a decision that is in their best interest. It is such a rewarding experience for me when I get to see my clients happy with the outcome of their purchase and/or sale.
I have called my real estate business 'StellingtheCity', a play on my last name, Stellingwerff, and the idea of selling the city and telling stories about the city and the real estate market. I also came up with the name so you would remember how to spell it and thus be able to find me. I can’t tell you how often my last name is misspelled! It’s easy to get the letters mixed up or forget some when there are 13 of them!