OPTIMISM, EMPATHY, PERSISTENCE, INTEGRITY…AND A SPLASH OF RED WINE
First and foremost I love the Okanagan Shuswap. We live in paradise. It is a pet peeve of mine when I hear someone complaining about our country or our government, whether provincial, federal or municipal. It is simply naive to do so. In my travels and my businesses I have had the opportunity to meet people and families from all over the world. They tell a much different story. There is no such thing as a perfect country, government or society. However, when you are educated to the corruption, violence and poverty that plagues so many countries in the world you start to realize just how unbelievably lucky we are in Canada. And then we simply have to look out our windows to see how lucky we are to live in British Columbia. The most amazing thing I have ever learned in my life I learned from Tony Robbins; “Nothing has any meaning in life except the meaning I give it”. What that means to me is; no matter what anyone thinks of me or says about me, negative or positive it is my choice how I want to feel about it. I now have 2 adorable grand daughters that I will spoil as long as I am alive. I choose to be incredibly grateful that they will be raised in the Okanagan.
However, that is just the ” WORLD ACCORDING TO BILL”.
MY REAL ESTATE PRACTICE
This year, 2020, I have been a Realtor for 31 years. Real Estate has been kind to me. I hope to sell my last property the day before I die; it’s that much fun. It is unique in that the more creative ways I can come up with to make the buying and selling experience safer, easier and more profitable for my REALTORS and my clients the more success comes into my life. I have 80 Realtors working for me and I never compete with them. Although occasionally I still do a residential sale I try and focus on what I call investment Real Estate. That is Real Estate that makes my clients money. Commercial Real Estate and Development Real Estate is very different than residential Real Estate. It is sold, priced, marketed and bought differently than Residential Real estate. It takes years of experience and learning to do the job successfully.
Vernon is one of the fastest growing and most diversified communities in BC, surrounded by mountains that overlook Okanagan Lake, Swan Lake and the turquoise waters of Kalamalka Lake, there is plenty to do no matter the time of the year.
While Vernon is a great community for the physically active, it is also a great place to enjoy and be active in arts and cultural activities. Home to the Vernon Public Art Gallery, Greater Vernon Museum & Archive, Okanagan Science Centre, Planet Bee Honey Farm, Allan Brooks Nature Centre and the Vernon Performing Arts Centre.
Vernon is also seeing strong employment growth in the professional services sector, resource sectors, forestry and agriculture, as well as the tourism, technology, manufacturing and service sectors.
Life in Vernon, B.C. is full of opportunity to play, learn and grow in an exceptional community.