I honestly can't believe I've been in real estate for 20 years (even a bit longer since I used to help manage rentals for a few people before I became licensed). My transactions have taken me all over BC and even into Alberta. So while the lush Fraser Valley is my home, my business allows me to branch out and discover/rediscover more of our province.
I am with HomeLife Glenayre Realty Co Ltd in Abbotsford. I’ve been a licensed Real Estate Representative for the past twenty years. I was with HomeLife in Mission and RE/MAX in Abbotsford during this time.
My dealings have taken me up the coast, Vancouver Island, Greater Vancouver Regional District, Fraser Valley, Chilliwack/Hope, Nelson in the Kootenays, Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), Okanagan, and Calgary AB.
I am a member of the Canadian Real Estate Association, BC Real Estate Association, and Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. I have been on the following committees: Business Practices, Government Relations, Legislative & Public Affairs, MLS®, Realty Watch, Communications; and most recently with a Professional Standards Special Committee Test Group.
♦ I was a Board of Director with the Mission Chamber of Commerce and Vice President for Habitat for Humanity Upper Fraser Valley
♦ Prior to real estate, I spent fourteen years in the Hospitality industry with the majority of time with the Four Seasons Hotel chain – Vancouver and Yorkville properties. Also, Sandman’s head office, Bayshore Inn, and International Plaza in North Vancouver.
♦ Other business areas: Telecommunications – Telus and Pacific Microelectronics, Health Care – Mission Memorial Hospital, Legal – Paine, Edmonds & Co., Financial – Citibank and Royal Bank
My predominant market is residential, helping first timers start out, upsizers, downsizers, sideways-sizers, foreclosure-ers & -ees, investors . . . I have gotten involved in leases and commercial properties but generally seek out the assistance of a specialist to co-partner with (to ensure my clients receive the best possible service).
I enjoy the area of development and have had the pleasure of working with a variety of developers and marketing teams, i.e.:
Spencer Estates, 53-unit t/house complex in Mission, BC Vibe, 220-unit condo complex in Chilliwack, BC New Mark, 228-unit condo complex in Chilliwack, BC The Crossing, 187-unit, multi-phase & multi-strata condo/commercial development in Abbotsford, BC Pepin Brook Vineyard Estates, 235-unit subdivision in Abbotsford, BC Brooklyn, 87-unit condo complex in Abbotsford, BC Parkview Ridge, 50-unit subdivision in Abbotsford, BC
|I have had clients say that "Donna Lou's the greatest" . . . and thanked me for assisting them in their real estate transaction/s. And I've had others that have taught me lessons (hopefully). My greatest joy is to see all of these same people happy, years down the road.|
I am a licensed Real Estate Representative with HomeLife Glenayre Realty (Abbotsford) - 20 years in the business.